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. Read More….
Dear Residents, 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
Further to our earlier note, SMBC has advised us that the notification of speed limits on roads approaching the Creynolds Lane/Vicarage Road junction will commence on 21st January. The consultation period will end on 11th February and a link to the advertisement is provided below:-
During November/December last year, the Residents Association provided guidance on the proposed expansion to Cheswick Green Primary School (CGPS). Having canvassed local opinion an objection was sent to Solihull Council.
The subject is due to be discussed with the Council’s Cabinet Member next Monday (11th January 2021) with the likely outcome that the expansion will be approved in principle, subject to a detailed plan to deal with the likely increase in traffic and parking.
This outcome is not unexpected, as expanding CGPS was recommended by our Parish Council as part of their response to the Blythe Valley development plan.
Earlier this year we supplied you all with a COVID-19 poster to highlight when a neighbour was in need of support.
A further poster, reminding everyone to keep following the Public Health messages, has now been produced and can be downloaded for use where appropriate. If you are aware of a neighbour who does not possess the necessary technology, please print the poster for them.
As the Residents Association for Cheswick Green and Cheswick Place, our key objective is to engender local spirit and make the village a better place to live.
This is largely done by organising social events, competitions, litter picks, taking care of the planters (including those outside the school) and recognising residents who make a contribution to the village. We also work with the Council and Police to ensure that local opinion is taken into account. During this pandemic we organised the printing and distribution of a Coronavirus window display which has been prevalent throughout the village.
Although our running costs are comparatively small, we normally ask residents for a small contribution. However, as a result of the pandemic and its implications, it has been decided to suspend subscriptions for this year. Our costs will be taken from reserves which are held for emergencies.
The Residents Association is run by a small group of residents who undertake the bulk of work. However, in recent years our numbers have become depleted. Going forward, we plan to hold quarterly meetings with an online update each month.
While the work of the Residents Association is much appreciated, without the input of new members there is a risk that it will cease to exist. If you feel that the Residents Association is doing a good job and would be prepared to invest a few hours to help the community, please contact us at the following email address: email@example.com
YOUR HELP IN ENSURING THAT OUR VILLAGE REMAINS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED.
The Cheswick Green Residents Association meet on the first Wednesday of the month, 8:00pm in the Village Hall.
CHESWICK RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
Looking after the interests of residents of the village of Cheswick Green.