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Cllr Ken Hawkins: Conservative - Blythe

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Solihull Fair Trade Trail 

19 Feb 18

The Fair Trade Trail began in Solihull Town Centre on Saturday and runs for the next fortnight.

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Problem with your Brown Bin in Solihull? 

16 Feb 18

This message may be relevant to some residents: The council is aware that since 2015 we have had an issue with some of our brown recycling bins splitting.

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11 Feb 18

Having been in contact with Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), speaking directly with an officer, Kieron Bridges, I can report the following in relation to the bus services to Cheswick Green, Dickens Heath and Tidbury Green (as well as other areas …

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Solihull Apprenticeship Show 2018 

7 Feb 18

This is being held at The Renewal Centre, Lode Lane, Solihull tomorrow, between 3pm and 7.30pm.

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School Parking in the News 

6 Feb 18

A great report from Birmingham Mail on their new ‘Birmingham Live’ website covering the issue of inconsiderate parking outside Monkspath Junior and Infants School, Monkspath.

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Christingle Service at St Patrick’s Church, Salter Street 

1 Feb 18

A Christingle Service is being held in St.

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Blythe Ward bus services 

31 Jan 18

This post is really specific to the S2 and S3 Buses , which service Cheswick Green, Dickens Heath and Tidbury Green.

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Solihull – Public Health Report 

31 Jan 18

Please find posted the Solihull Public Health Annual Report 2016/17: Public-health-annual-report…

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Tidbury Green Farm – pub 

29 Jan 18

There has been some speculation about an application to change the existing (listed) Tidbury Green Farm to become a pub/restaurant.

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School Gate Parking – Monkspath 

18 Jan 18

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West Midlands Police and Crime Panel 

14 Jan 18

The next meeting of the panel is being held tomorrow at Wolverhampton Civic Centre.

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HILLFIELD PARK – Woodland Management 

13 Jan 18

Work will be undertaken to manage the woodland in Hillfield Park beginning 22 January and likely to finish by 5 February.

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Cllr Alex Insley 

8 Jan 18

Alex has been a great ward and council colleague and he has made a big contribution to Blythe ward in the time he has served as Councillor.

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4 Jan 18

We can all do our own bit to help make ourselves safer, less vulnerable to becoming a victim, and making us feel a lot safer.

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Costa Coffee, Dickens Heath – my objection letter 

13 Dec 17

Please find posted my letter formally objecting to the application for a Costa Coffee in Dickens Heath, Solihull.

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Staying Well over Christmas 

12 Dec 17

I hope this information does not apply to you this Christmas and New Year but a bit of preparation can always help when you fall ill or injure yourself over Christmas/New Year.

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Coffee Cloud – Press Release 

12 Dec 17

This is a follow up of the recent post highlighting a planning application for a Costa Coffee shop in Dickens Heath, Solihull – directly opposite to the independent Coffee Cloud: https://cllrkenhawkins.

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St. Patrick’s – Christmas services 

11 Dec 17

Please read the poster for details of Christmas services this Sunday and on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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Crime in Solihull – a few thoughts 

28 Nov 17

In short, crime fluctuates and when it has reduced in the past few years I (and others) have counselled that crime patterns do rise and fall and that we should not get too excited.

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Winter Service Plan – Solihull 

27 Nov 17

Its getting a bit chilly out there now so it seems a good time to repost the boroughs Winter Service Plan: Winter_Service_Plan The plan is self explanatory and informs us the resources to tackle poor weather must be used: In the right way In the …

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Do we really want a Costa Coffee in Dickens Heath? 

20 Nov 17

A bit of an issue, especially as Dickens Heath is served by Mortons (which is a really nice restaurant that serves coffee), The Chalice (that also provides coffee), a Tesco Express (that has a take-a-way Costa Coffee) and the wonderful Coffee Cloud…

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MIND Christmas Shop and Café 

15 Nov 17

I have been asked to promote the MIND Christmas shop in Knowle and am more than willing to do so.

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Improving Access to Adult Social Care in Solihull 

2 Nov 17

At a recent  Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Board Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Board I attended plans to improve access to adult social care provision in the borough were put before us to consider, specifically in respect of: Extra …

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25 Oct 17

Making or homes secure, locking doors and windows, is vital in deterring burglars.

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West Midlands Fire Service – Report for Solihull MBC 

11 Oct 17

This report was presented to Solihull Full Council yesterday evening, it can be viewed via this link: WMFS Solihull report The report examines the Fire Service Plan and a visit to the West Midlands Fire Service website has plenty of information, …