Have Your Say on Proposed Changes to Bus Services in Solihull

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) will be commencing consultation next week regarding a review of the financially supported bus services within the Solihull area. Many of the services are currently operated under the ‘Signature’ brand and have been in their current form for over 5 years. The contracts that are in place will be coming to an end in February 2019.

The consultation will be open from Monday 24 September, for a period of three weeks. TfWM are keen to ensure that residents and representatives of wards, groups and communities, have the opportunity to feed into this consultation and that they can capture as many views as possible from service users. As part of this TfWM will be holding a public exhibition in Solihull Town Centre (near to the former Maplins) on Wednesday 3 October from 9am until 3pm. They will also be conducting a number of on-bus and at-stop surveys over the coming weeks.

 

The public information for the consultation is attached, and the dedicated TfWM webpage, where people will be able to find more information and completed surveys,  can be accessed through: www.Networkwestmidlands.com/solihull

 

The best way for service users to provide their feedback about the proposals is through the consultation questionnaire. We encourage residents within Tidbury Green to complete the questionnaire, in order to help influence and inform the decisions regarding the network.

Further information can be found in the attached document.

Lowbrook Farm (Reserved Matters) – Application Submitted – Consultation Period Commenced

A Planning Application -PL/2018/01828/PPRM which is for Lowbrook Farm (Reserved Matters) has been submitted. The consultaion period for this planning application commenced on the 4th July 2018.
The deadline to respond to SMBC is the 25th July 2018.

The documents can be viewed at http://publicaccess.solihull.gov.uk/ by inserting the planning number into the Search Field.

Communication on Parish Council’s Response to local flooding issues

Thank you to all Parishioners who provided information and photographs of the extreme flooding that took place on Sunday 27 May and the devastating damage that it caused. The Parish Council have gathered, collated and analysed all the information provided.

As you are aware the Parish Council held a meeting for all interested Parishioners on Sunday 24th June 2018. Thank you to all of those who attended.

At the meeting the Parish Council presented our findings from the analysis work completed. We also consulted on the information that should be submitted to Solihull MBC and agreed how the community wish to progress this issue. The report to be submitted to SMBC, has been updated to reflect parishioner’s views and comments received from the consultation that took place at the meeting of the 24 June 2018.

 

This report (attached below) along with appendix A below which provides additional photographic evidence of the damage caused by the flooding, have been submitted to Nick Page, Chief Executive SMBC on the 27th June 2018. We have requested as resolved by Parishioners at the meeting that; following Nick Pages review and a site visit to Tidbury Height’s development that he should attend a meeting with interested parishioners to address the points and concerns raised.

The Parish Council are very grateful to Alison Gowman, the daughter of a parishioner seriously affected by the flooding, for completing a significant amount of investigation in relation to the flooding, for supporting local parishioners when the flooding occurred and for attending the meeting to deliver a  presentation in relation to the flooding and the findings of her investigations. This report is also attached below, along with the Approval Conditions and Atkins Flood Risk reports Assessments referred to within. This report has also been submitted to Solihull MBC.

 

We will update you once we receive a response from Nick Page, Solihull MBC.

 

Documents

Tidbury Green Parish Council – Flooding Report / Presentation- Submitted to Nick Page, SMBC – 27th June 2018

Appendix 1 – to the above Report – Providing additional photographic evidence of the damage caused by the flooding.

Alison Gowman – Flooding Report/ Presentation – Submitted to Nick Page, SMBC – 27th June 2018

Approval Conditions Referred to in Alison Gowman’s- Flooding Report/ Presentation

Atkins Flood Risk Assessment 1 – Referred to in Alison Gowma’s – Flooding Report/ Presentation

Atkins Flood Risk Assessment 2 – Referred to in Alison Gowman’s – Flooding Report/ Presentation

Atkins Flood Risk Assessment 3 – Referred to in  Alison Gowman’s – Flooding Report/ Presentation

World Cafe Event – Active Citizens

A series of local events are due to take place across Solihull starting in June 2017.  These events branded World Café Events will give members of the public the opportunity to discuss issues in their community that are important to them and help identify how they can become involved in a community project or activity and how to apply for funding from the Police and Crime Commissioners Active Citizen Fund to turn their ideas into reality and help resolve local issues.

Whether you are already involved in a community group or would like to start one to address local issues we can help guide you through the process of forming a group through to applying for funding to start a long term project or one off activity.

The Active Citizen funding scheme will involve nearly a million pounds being spent on schemes throughout the West Midlands. Each Neighbourhood Policing Unit (NPU) has an annual budget allocated to it to help fund local community initiatives.

The Active Citizens Fund combines three previous streams of funding using money seized from criminals so that West Midlands Police will be better placed to engage with the public and encourage ‘active citizenship‘ to enable the public to help solve local issues and to make communities safer.

Small Grants may be used to help the community to purchase equipment or may be used to support a one-off community event or initiative.  These grants will usually be smaller amounts, although there is no upper or lower limit.

Your local World Café Event for Monkspath, Dickens Heath, Cheswick Green, Tidbury Green, Earlswood is on:

13th July 2017 6:00pm to 8:00 pm at:
Hockley Heath Pavillion
Old Warwick Road, Hockley Heath, Solihull B94 6HH

Your local Neighbourhood Team will be running the event supported by the Police Partnership Team and partners. We’d welcome your attendance and any other local residents who are interested in making a difference and entering into conversation with a purpose with their local team.

Details can be found on the attached flyer :-

Flyer 1

Flyer 2

Should you need further details please contact the Rural Neighbourhood Team by the below contact details:

Email: rural@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk or Tel: 101 Ext 892 6032

West Midlands Police – WMNOW – Watches Recovered

Have you had a watch stolen in a burglary?
Can you help Solihull Police try and locate the rightful owner of the watches shown in the attached document, which were recently recovered from an offender.

If you have recently been burgled or know someone that was and had any watches stolen please take a look at the watches to see if you recognise any of them.

 

Please contact Solihull Police on 101 and ask to speak to the Solihull Investigation Team if you recognise any of them.

West Midlands Police also recommend that residents registers valuables (for free) on https://www.immobilise.com/ – They are able to interrogate all registered items to locate the owners, sadly in this case these watches do not seem to be registered.

Tidbury Green Farm Working Group Meeting 28th June 2016

The first meeting with Bellway homes was held on the 28th June 2016.  A number of issues had been raised during the meeting, including:-

  • Drainage issues
  • Traffic and road safety concerns
  • G.Thomas presented a letter that he had submitted to Bellway Homes about the key issues raised during the meeting. He had clearly detailed the issues and asked Bellway Homes to respond to the points raised, advising what action that they would take to address the key issues.

Minutes of the meeting  and a copy of the letter submitted to Bellway can be found below within the Documents Section.

Tidbury Green Farm Development Working Group Set Up

The Parish Council decided that a Tidbury Green Farm Development subgroup should be set up, with one Councillor leading, supported by willing Parishioners. The subgroup would consider development matters and issues and liaise with the developer to attempt to reach solutions. The Councillor member would then provide feedback to the Council on a monthly basis.  Cllr Graham Thomas agreed to take the lead role

Cllr. Thomas completed a letter drop tp local homes inviting parishioners to join in a group to liaise with developers. As a result of this he received 8 positive responses from Parishioners wishing to be involved in the Tidbury Green Farm Development Working Group.