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Cllr Ken Hawkins: Conservative - Blythe

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Staying Cool in Hot Weather 

21 Jun 18

‘We’re having a heatwave, we’re having a heatwave…’ I cant remember what musical this comes from but it seems we are in for great weather in the next week or so.

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Community Litter Pick 

20 Jun 18

Yesterday we undertook a community litter pick on Stratford Road (A34) in Monkspath.

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Royal British Legion launches outreach service in Solihull 

16 Jun 18

Together with fellow ward Councillor James Butler it was a privilege to support Elaine Butler at the launch of the Outreach Service in Solihull this week.

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S2 and S3 Bus Services – Solihull 

12 Jun 18

I have been engaged with residents from the more rural area of Blythe ward (Cheswick Green, Tidbury Green and Dickens Heath) for a while now; collating details of service disruption.

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Volunteering Opportunity – Solihull Libraries 

8 May 18

A smashing opportunity for anyone over 14 years of age to get experience in a work place environment, which will no doubt add value to Records of Achievement and future references.

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Government Consultation: Powers for dealing with unauthorised developments and encampment 

12 Apr 18

The government has launched a consultation regarding travellers and the impact unauthorised encampments have on local communities.

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Medium Term Financial Strategy 

11 Apr 18

At the Councils Budget setting meeting on 1 March we approved not only the budget for 2018/19 but also the Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFS) for the next three years.

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Flooding Issues in Ward 

4 Apr 18

Above are a few videos I took of flood water taken mostly on Easter Monday, 3 April 2019, whilst below is a montage of images taken the same days.

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Solihull Police Station 

28 Mar 18

The dust seems to be settling on this issue, which I feel has been a bit of communications foul-up.

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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

Click to view slideshow.

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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.