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Cllr Ken Hawkins: Conservative - Blythe

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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, …

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Travellers Update – House of Commons debate 

4 Oct 17

I have today received a briefing note from the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner in relation to travellers.

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Fore Business Park – planning committee 

3 Oct 17

This has always been an interesting application and one I have reported on three occasions on my website, with links to the site via additional Facebook group messages (see below for links to these pages).

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Winter Warmth in Solihull 

2 Oct 17

One of these years the Daily Express is going to get its headline predicting an extremely harsh winter right.

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Wedding Vow Renewal 

25 Sep 17

Filed under: Uncategorized…

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More Rogue ‘Recycling’ Bins 

8 Sep 17

After having the one illegally placed in Monkspath (see post of 29 August – https://cllrkenhawkins.

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St. Patrick’s Church – Blythe Ward 

7 Sep 17

From 1 September St Patrick’s Church, Salter Street, Cheswick Green will officially be a single parish church covering, Monkspath, Cheswick Green, Dickens Heath and parts of Earlswood.

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Blythe Walk – extention 

31 Aug 17

This is a continuation of the walk, from Monkspath,  over the motorway to the River Blythe; see this link for details: https://cllrkenhawkins.

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Rogue ‘recyling bins’ – Monkspath 

29 Aug 17

I just happened to be near the school chatting to a resident the other day when we noticed a blue van roll up, park outside the green recycling bin (unlawfully placed) and the two occupants get out to empty the bin of its contents.

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Baddesley Clinton – Local National Trust Walk 

21 Aug 17

Yesterday Jan and I, together with Mille, undertook the5 and bit miles circular walk encompassing Baddesley Clinton and Packwood House, both National Trust properties.

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Monkspath Post Office 

15 Aug 17

I received a letter from the Post Office informing me the office in Monkspath will be closed for refurbishment on Monday 4 September, reopening at 1pm Wednesday 6 September.

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CIL Funding for use in Hillfield Local Nature Reserve 

10 Aug 17

I have made a formal request for Community Infrastructure (CIL) funds be made available for some improvements in Hillfield Local Nature Reserve (aka Monkspath Park).

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M42 Junction 6 Improvement Scheme 

9 Aug 17

Many will have no doubt heard or read about Highways England preferred route announcement for Junction 6 of the M42.

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River Blythe walk – from Monkspath 

3 Aug 17

As promised, another short walk that can be reached from Monkspath.

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The Noise App 

2 Aug 17

We all have some inconvenience from noise now and again, and who hasn’t held a party or gathering of some sort that hasn’t gone on into the early hours? However, although these ‘one-off’ events are generally accepted there are some people who…

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Mercedes – Planning Application – Monkspath 

20 Jul 17

Planning application PL/2017/01715/PPFL relates to an application by Mercedes to develop a new dealership on the present Prologis Site at 1, Monkspath Hall Road (on left as you drive into Monkspath from Stratford Road).

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Telecoms Mast – Stratford Road 

11 Jul 17

Planning application PL/2017/01792/PNTC relates to the proposal for a telecoms mast on Stratford Road near to the entrance to Shirley Golf Club.

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4 Jul 17

A planning application has been submitted by IM Properties as follows: Hybrid planning application for employment development at Fore Business Park to comprise in full: erection of two office buildings (Use Class B1) with ancillary automotive …

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Stanbrook Road area – car parking issues 

30 Jun 17

This post is a follow-up to one I posted on 5 May, which can be read here: https://cllrkenhawkins.

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13 Jun 17

There is an In Memoriam Service being held at St Patrick’s Church, Salter Street, Cheswick Green at 4pm Sunday 2 July.

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FORE BUSINESS PARK – Investment proposals 

9 Jun 17

On Tuesday I and fellow ward councillor Alex Insley attended Monkspath JI School where IM Properties held a drop-in consultation event regarding their proposals for the development of new business units on the Fore Business Park, off Stratford Road, …