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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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FORE BUSINESS PARK 

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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ST PATRICK’S – TEDDY BEARS PICNIC 

13 Jun 17

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ST PATRICK’S CHURCH, SALTER STREET – In Memoriam Service 

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, …


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Hillfield Local Nature Reserve – a walk near Monkspath 

4 Jun 17

There are still a lot of local people who are not aware of the walk via the ridgeway in Hillfield Local Nature Reserve.


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FORE BUSINESS PARK, MONKSPATH 

26 May 17

Posted below is a letter I received toady in relation to a proposal to develop office accommodation on Fore Business Park, Monkspath by IM Properties (this site is between Notcutts Garden Centre and the M42).


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Blythe Valley Park – investment in Solihull 

17 May 17

Planning Application – PL/2017/01205/PPRM relates to the: ‘Erection of five warehouse buildings (Use Class B2/B8 with ancillary B1) with associated internal access roads, car parking, substations, service yards, landscaping and all other details …


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Bogus Callers 

17 May 17

This is a message sent to me via WMNow.


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Interested in Local Policing in Solihull? 

17 May 17

I have copied this from a message sent to me regarding the IAG’s: Do you think you could offer advice and support to the Police in Solihull? If yes, why not join our Independent Advisory Group where you can help influence local Policing decisions …


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BOGUS CALLERS – Distraction Burglaries 

6 May 17

I have been notified by West Midlands Police of reports about bogus callers and they have sent useful advice which we could all refresh ourselves with.


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Stanbrook Road – parking issues 

5 May 17

Just to update residents in the area of Stanbrook Road, following a meeting I had with people at Listers Land Rover Dealership, Stratford Road.


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Marie Curie – London Marathon 

26 Apr 17

Whilst down in ‘That There London’ for the Marathon I thought I would try and capture as many images of other Marie Curie runners.


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ANDY and the London Marathon 

26 Apr 17

One of my sons, Andy, ran the London Marathon on Sunday, undertaking the challenge on behalf Marie Curie.


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Wild flower hedgerows in Solihull 

13 Apr 17

Land changes out of the blue is the headline for the council press release, which reads; Eagle-eyed residents who have seen some areas of land in Solihull turn blue recently may be wondering why.


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ADULT SAFEGUARDING – SOLIHULL 

12 Apr 17

At yesterday Full Council meeting we received a presentation from Dave Martin, Independent Chair of Solihull Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) and Sue Walton – SSAB Business Manager.


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HEART AND SOUL – Magazine from Heart of England NHS 

11 Apr 17

Please find here the link to the Spring 2017 edition of this useful magazine: Hamp;S_spring_2017 This edition has information about baby Boxes, Parkinson’s, Cardiac study and much more.


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Planning Application Land At 146-150 And To Rear Of 152-162 Tilehouse Lane Tidbury Green Solihull 

10 Apr 17

Planning application PL/2017/00477/PPOL refers to ‘ Outline planning application for the redevelopment of existing haulage yard and residential properties, for residential development of up to 48 dwellings including the means of access, with all …