In June of this year, the Cheswick Green Residents Association alerted you all to the many flaws contained within the above planning application which would see the volume of pupils double. Having studied SMBC’s own Transport Assessment, concerns grew and legal guidance was sought. This led to the Cheswick Green Parish Council and Residents Association commissioning an independent survey to provide a transparent picture. Read More
We have been advised by Solihull Council that traffic calming measures at the above junction will commence on Monday 28th June.
The work will require temporary four way traffic lights and some delays should be expected.
Cheswick Green Residents Association
The tubs have been replanted for the Summer. Thanks to Debbie Bradshaw for planting up and to Simon Coles for looking after the one by the postbox.
IMPORTANT The plans for the school expansion have been published. See link below!!Please put in your objections by the 29th of June!
To object you either create an account on the website and can then submit comments or write to the local planning authority I.e SMBC stating planning application number, reasons, etc. You will need to really point out traffic/parking/traffic pollution in your objection as I think this is where they will take notice!!
The Council has now submitted the Local Plan to the Secretary of State (via the Planning Inspectorate) for examination.
The Plan and associated documents can be found here.
There has been an increase in reports of vehicle crime in Solihull in recent weeks. Steps that you can take to help to protect your vehicle.
Keyless theft: When vehicles are stolen using an electronic device to access the signal to your key fob. You can prevent this by purchasing a signal blocker bag to store your key fob in once you have parked up https://faradaybag.com/key-shields/ . Alternatively you can store your keys in a foil lined tin to stop the signal being picked up by a relay tracker device that has the range to pick up signals from outside your home.
Theft of High Value Vehicles: When storing a vehicle in a locked and secure garage isn’t possible then secondary security measures are advisable. Criminals want to steal your vehicle as quickly as possible so putting layers of security in place will help to deter them. Consider using a Disklok https://www.disklokuk.co.uk/ as a WMNow member you do qualify for a 15% discount by using the code WMPwelcome15 at the checkout.
Theft from vehicles: After parking up at your destination or at home for the evening remove all valuables from your vehicle and make sure it is locked and secure. Opportunist thieves go out in the early hours trying car door handles to see what they can find. Items such as tools, sat navs, laptops phones, sunglasses and loose change are just what they are hoping to steal. So please take a minute before going to bed to check your vehicle is locked.
There’s lots of really useful vehicle crime prevention advice on our website
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Solihull Council steps up roll out of electric vehicle charging points
Following the adoption of the Solihull’s Electric Vehicle Strategy, a number of new electric vehicle (EV) charging points are being installed around the borough.
Funding has been jointly provided by Central Government through the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (75%) and the Council’s own funds (25%) to improve charging infrastructure across the borough. At a national level, an insufficient number of high quality charging points has consistently been found to be a key barrier in preventing wider uptake of electric vehicles and this initiative begins to address this.
The locations of the EV charging points have been carefully considered based on whether there is a demand or expected future demand for electric vehicles in that area, or simply if residents don’t have access to their own off-street parking. The Council will continue to engage with residents to understand where there is appetite to improve the local charging infrastructure as it plans its next round of installations.
WE ASK ALL RESIDENTS TO REGISTER AN OBJECTION TO THE ABOVE PROPOSAL
From previous communications, you will be aware that Solihull Council (SMBC) is proposing to progressively double the volume of pupils attending Cheswick Green Primary School. The additional capacity is designed primarily to accommodate children from the Blythe Valley Park (BVP) housing development. Read More