A BIG Thank You to everyone who helped setup and clear away Party in the Park. Lots of new faces which was just brilliant. All left ‘spick and span’ after this mornings litter pick. Thank you all. This could not be done everywhere. Cheswick Green and our new neighbours at Cheswick Place – What a Community we are.
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And in the morning our young helpers do a fantastic job keeping Cheswick Green clean.
Do you have memories of Cheswick Green, Shirley or Solihull you would like to share?
I remember when Barnaby’s the toy shop was in Mill Lane, every child’s dream, i loved it in there, and a ride on the horse for 10p.
I remember the Vienna Patisseries in windy alley, the smell of coffee as you walked past, and Barratts of Feckenham, which sold everything from tents to horse riding equipment, it then turned into Domec, a home appliance shop, there was Peters bookshop on the High Street, Rowleys butchers, the floor covered in sawdust, and the Co-op store on the corner opposite Clarkes shoes, all sorts sold downstairs, bedding, shoes, menswear and ladieswear then up the winding stairs to carpets, furniture etc and of course Santa, loved that store, all year round, also Super Save the old chemist that was on high street near India Cottage area, bought my Berol pens from there and stationery. happy days in Solihull.
In response to letters from Greg Alport and also the parish council, regarding recent accidents at the junction at Creynolds Lane with Vicarage Road the Residents Association has been informed that work to improve the junction is due to take place next week, commencing 11 June. It is hoped that the scheme will help prevent more accidents in the future. In addition, instructions for the shrubbery on the boundary of the cricket club to be cut back further which should improve motorists sight lines at the junction.
Parts of the West Midlands experienced more than a month’s rainfall in one hour on Sunday 27th May, leaving vehicles swamped by flood water up to 1.5 metres (5ft) deep. The flooding closed roads across the region. West Midlands fire service said it had dealt with more than 1,000 calls in just a few hours as the rain fell on Sunday. Drains struggled to cope in parts of Coppice Walk, Cheswick Way and Creynolds Lane and the River Blythe at Cheswick Green reached a level of 1.675m. If you were affected please comment.
Crest Nicholson are the second developer to apply to build homes at Blythe Valley Park. They proposal to build 125 new homes including apartments, and three and four bedroom properties. Bloor Homes has already signed up to deliver the first phase of 170 homes.
Planning Application Ref: PL/2018/01163/PPRM
IM Properties has signed up Bloor Homes to deliver 170 new homes on its site at Blythe Valley Park. A reserved matters application will now be submitted detailing plans for the development, which represents the first phase of 750 homes granted outline consent in 2017. IMP and Bloor Homes have worked closely with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council in preparing their detailed plans for the proposed development.
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