As both a ward councillor and Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways I have been working with officers on active travel provision in the area. Funding is directly from the Blythe valley Park development by way of Section 106 funds, for the provision of active travel, especially cycling, to and from BVP and local communities. … More Blythe Valley Park – Monkspath – Dorridge : Active Travel Proposals
In June 2021, a review of the speed limits in operation across the Borough took place and at my cabinet decision session I approved a further review of speed limits operating outside schools, with the intention of expanding their use and establishing a multi-year delivery programme. Some schools already benefit from a 20-mph speed limit … More SCHOOL SPEEDS REVIEW – SOLIHULL
The final (hopefully) examination in ublic meeting for the councils submitted plan will be held on Friday 8 July 2022 from 09:30hrs. It will be a virtual session and will examine: Matter 12 – Housing land supply, specifically the delivery of the proposals at the National Exhibition Centre and the overall housing trajectory. I have … More SOLIHULL LDP – Examination in Public
Completion of Phase 1 Construction of the first phase of Sprint has now been completed. Over seven miles of extended bus lanes, purpose-built shelters and priority signaling at busy junctions, will now ensure quicker, and more reliable, journey times for all passengers. Work on the £88 million first phase began in January 2021 in the … More SPRINT – Solihull
For those who may wish to read it, this is the latest leaflet I am delivering in the Tidbury Green area of the ward. Main story is the planning application for a pub/restaurant (more of which can be read on a previous post: https://cllrkenhawkins.co.uk/2022/05/23/tidbury-green-farm-planning-application-4/ ).
Following the success and popularity of the outdoor tables installed in six parks locations in 2021, Solihull on the Move funding is now being used to expand the offer to four new locations. Solihull Active and Public Realm have identified the following parks to receive a new permanent outdoor table at each location: * Lanchester … More Ping! Solihull – New outdoor table tennis provision in parks
I thought some may want to read the ‘In Touch’ I am delivering in the Monkspath section of the ward. As many will know, I rarely post political clap trap on this website but as my leaflets are informational I know many, none-political folk, do appreciate them. Some nice stories to share.
A Solihull Council led project to make future public transport even more green and efficient for users by utilising autonomous vehicles has been recognised with a prestigious award from the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT). Working in partnership with Transport for West Midlands, our autonomous vehicle initiative has enabled a … More Solihull Council’s self-driving shuttle picks up top award for delivering clean growth
The Planting Our Future team were very busy between November 2021 to March 2022, planting approximately 26,000 trees in more than 30 different locations across the borough. We also held various community planting events, three of which were sponsored by local businesses. We kicked off the tree planting season during National Tree Week (27 November – … More Solihull Tree Planting Season Comes to a Close – 26,000 trees planted.