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Cllr Ken Hawkins: Conservative - Blythe

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Community Litter Pick, Monkspath 

12 Aug 15

Click to view slideshow.


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BLYTHE VALLEY MASTER PLAN 

21 Jul 15

Developers have held talks with Council officers and Ward members about proposals for Blythe Valley.


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ANOTHER PETITION PRESENETD TO COUNCIL 

21 Jul 15

At last Tuesdays Full Council (14th) I presented the petition, signed by 99 residents, calling for better screening of the new buildings in Monkspath Hall Road/Highlands Road (please see previous post dated 15 May).


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NEIGHBOURHOOD REPORT – JULY 2015 

21 Jul 15

Please find posted the latest monthly Neighbourhood Report (from police, council and partners).


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Boy Racers – another update 

19 Jul 15

On Tuesday 14 July I presented to Solihull Council the petition, then signed by 277 people, seeking action by the Council, Police and Tesco’s/Notcutts to stop the congregation of vehicles which leads to anti-social behaviour (the image shows …


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Street Racers – Stratford Road, Monkspath 

26 May 15

Residents near to the Tescos and Notcutts car park have endured a lot of hassle from cars and motor bikes using the car park at weekends for a meeting place and for some of their owners to use the Stratford Road and car park as some sort of race …


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Highway Works Programme 2015 

19 May 15

SMBC Highway works planned programme for this financial year (2015-16) has been published and I have posted the document here: Programmes For roads in Blythe ward the relevant pages are: CWay Micro and FWay Slurry Seal (via the tabs at the foot of …


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BLYTHE VALLEY PARK 

19 May 15

With other ward councillors I was invited to a briefing regarding Blythe Valley Business Park yesterday morning.


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Local Elections Results 

15 May 15

I am pleased to show the link to the borough elections held last Thursday 7 May: http://www.


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HILLFIELD LOCAL NATURE RESERVE – PETITION 

15 May 15

Its great to be back doing the real work now the election is over (will post a bit more about that later this weekend).


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NHS SERVICES – Tidbury Green area/cross border 

31 Mar 15

I have been dealing with an elderly resident of Tidbury Green who has been attending the doctors surgery at Hollyoaks Medical Centre, Wythall for over 60 years.


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SHELLY FARM COMMUNITY CENTRE, Monkspath 

31 Mar 15

Concern has been raised regarding Shelly Farm Community Centre, Monkspath.


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Creynolds Lane – planning application 

30 Mar 15

An interesting application has been made to demolish 264 Creynolds Lane and replace it with three dwellings, with two bungalows in the back garden.


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SOLIHULL BUSINESS PARK/HILLFIELDS LOCAL NATURE RESERVE 

17 Mar 15

An on-going issue since the aircraft hanger sized buildings have been developed.


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Being a School Governor and Volunteering 

13 Mar 15

I don’t normally like to blow my own trumpet (go on, say it)  but as we near the time when lots of people will be saying what they will do for this and that people I know have convinced me it is appropriate to evidence WHAT I ACTUALL and …


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SHELLY CRESCENT/HAY LANE – parking restrictions. 

13 Mar 15

Following the formal consultation into the proposals for parking restrictions in Shelly Lane and Hay Lane, officers have collated responses and have reported to ward councillors as shown in the table below: Representation Officer Response General A …


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MAIN STREET CAR PARK, DICKENS HEATH 

12 Mar 15

Following on from my post of 2 February last I can now report on the following: Together with many business owners on Main Street I organised a petition which read ‘ The facility for patrons to be able to park vehicles when visiting shops, …


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NEIGHBOURHOOD REPORT – February 2015 

17 Feb 15

Please find posted the latest report from the Rural Sector Neighbourhood Teams – covering Blythe, Knowle, Dorridge and other areas in this side of Solihull: Newsletter Feb 2015 Filed under: Blythe , Cheswick Green , Dickens Heath , Monkspath , …


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POISON CHALICE, DICKENS HEATH 

12 Feb 15

Planning application 2015/69 relates to an retrospective planning plication which reads ‘RESUBMISSION OF PLANNING APPLICATION 2014/1688 FOR RETENTION OF FENCING AND DECKING ON DERELICT LAND ADJACENT 168-170 MAIN STRET, TO BE USED AS AN OUTDOOR …


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DICKENS HEATH – Outstanding Parkridge Works 

9 Feb 15

I have posted a plan of the outstanding works from the now defunct Parkridge Homes.


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MAIN STREET, Dickens Heath 

2 Feb 15

Residents will be aware of the construction/development work being done to the former Parkridge offices (to the side of Mortons).


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MONKSPATH PARK – Travellers issues. 

23 Jan 15

The visit by travellers to our park at Monkspath, actually called Hillfield Local nature Reserve, on Monday evening naturally caused a lot of problems.


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NEIGHOURHOOD REPORT – January 2015 

21 Jan 15

Please find posted the latest report from the neighbourhood teams.


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SHELLY CRESCENT – parking consultation 

20 Jan 15

My post dated 22 November 2014 highlighted the issues surrounding the consultation ( http://cllrkenhawkins.


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TRAVELLERS – HILLFIELD LOCAL NATURE RESERVE 

20 Jan 15

More commonly known as Monkspath Park, the main car park of the local nature reserve (off Monkspath Hall Road) saw as many as 10 to 12 traveller caravans, as well as associated vehicles, parked on the whole of the car park area this morning.


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NEIGHBOURHOOD NEWSLETTER – November 2014 

26 Nov 14

Please find posted the latest Neighbourhood Newsletter covering the Rural section of Solihull.


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SHELLY CRESCENT AREA – parking consultation. 

22 Nov 14

A quick follow-up to the previous post: I can confirm the area of Hay Lane near to Wynbrook Grove and Oldberrow Close will come under the area for consultation – the updated plan is attached.


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SHELLY CRESCENT, MONKSPATH – Parking issues 

14 Nov 14

Following many complaints concerning nuisance and inconsiderate parking, particularly near the various junctions on Shelly Crescent, Monkspath the council’s highway officers have drawn up a proposal to make the junctions safer for all users of…


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NEW PUB NEAR MONKSPATH? 

11 Nov 14

All councillors receive notification of licence applications for licensing matters and one in the neighbouring ward of Shirley South caught my attention yesterday.


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Loud Banging Noise – Monkspath/Cheswick Green 

30 Oct 14

Since Monday last (27 Oct) we have heard a loud banging noise in the area.


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Shirley Golf Club – Planning infringement? 

20 Oct 14

Readers will be aware of the planning application by the club, to create an academy and driving range (see previous post for details).


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Shirley Golf Club Planning Application 

9 Oct 14

This has been on-going now since 2011 with the ‘current’ application being registered in July 2013 (application 2013/1126 refers).


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Neighbourhood Report – September/October 

6 Oct 14

Two months in one this time.


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Tidbury Green Scarecrow Competition 

28 Sep 14

A great day to walk around Tidbury Green with parish council chair, Peter Seddon, to judge to annual village scarecrow competition.


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Griffin Lane, Dickens Heath 

19 Aug 14

This post is mainly for the benefit of residents of Griffin Lane, Dickens Heath, but issues here may be similar to issues in readers areas.


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Planning Application – land at Dickens Heath Road/Cleobury Lane 

14 Aug 14

Planning application 2014/1032   20141032 – Report by the Head of Development Management      was approved by Solihull’s Planning Committee when it met on 6 August.


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Parking Shelly Crescent, Monkspath 

12 Aug 14

It is the intention of the council’s highways department to consult this autumn with residents and Monkspath Junior Infant School regarding parking in Shelly Crescent.


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Solihull Business Park, Monkspath 

11 Aug 14

As a long standing resident of Monkspath, moving here in 1984, I was alarmed to notice the large buildings appear from the Highlands Road area when walking my dog on the parkland in March this year.


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Neighbourhood Report – July 2014 

30 Jul 14

Please find posted the latest report for the Rural section of the partnership – SMBC, Solihull Police, SCH.


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Solihull LDP – Blythe ward perspective 

28 Jul 14

Unfortunately, due to the judgement made at the High Court, in favour of Gallagher’s and Lioncourt Homes, who sought a judicial review into Solihull’s local development plan, the position of developments within Blythe ward are at risk.


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Neighbourhood Newsletter – June 2014 

8 Jul 14

Sorry for the delay in posting this: Please find posted the latest newsletter covering the whole of the rural sector, including Blythe ward, Dorridge, Knowle and Meriden.


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Houndsfield Lane – Appeal dismissed 

8 Jul 14

Its nice to be able to inform readers of good news on the planning front.


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LDP – SMBC Position statement 

25 Jun 14

I have just returned from a briefing about the local development plan.


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More on Hillfield Local Nature Reserve 

17 Jun 14

So the casual reader can get an idea about the issue I have created another video, this one when walking my dog (Millie) around the area concerned.


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Solihull Business Park, Monkspath Hall Rd/Highlands Rd 

12 Jun 14

As you will read from the previous posts (4th and 6th June) , the history of the site shows land was designated for commercial/business use from 1979.


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Monkspath Hall Rd at Thornton Road – Road resurfacing? 

7 Jun 14

Thornton Road, Frankholmes Drive and part of Monkspath Hall Road were subject to a bit of patching of the road surface yesterday.


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Hillfield Local Nature Reserve, Monkspath 

6 Jun 14

I was walking along the brook, running from the lake towards Highlands Road the other day.


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Elephants on Monkspath Park 

4 Jun 14

Readers of the last post will see I mentioned that elephants once roamed the park at Monkspath, known officially as Hillfield Local Nature Reserve.


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Planning Application – Solihull Business Park 

4 Jun 14

Application No.


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Blythe Valley Park 

28 May 14

Blythe Valley has been developed since 1998 for the purpose of creating a business park.


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Neighbourhood Newsletter – May 2014 

12 May 14

Please find posted the latest monthly newsletter from the Rural neighbourhood team – including most of the Meriden sector.


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Judicial Review of Solihull LDP 

5 May 14

I have posted here the judgment by Mr Justice Hickinbottom in the High Court of Justice on 30 April 2014 in the appeal by Gallagher Homes Ltd and Lioncourt Homes Ltd in respect of two sites within the Local Development Plan which was returned to the…


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Planning Appeal – Houndsfield Lane 

28 Apr 14

An application to build a dormer bungalow on green belt land opposite no.


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Land at Tanworth Lane, Cheswick Green – Appeal by Bloor Homes 

25 Apr 14

I have attached below my written submission to the Planning Inspectorate to object to the appeal b y Bloor Homes in respect of the refusal by Solihull Planning Committee for them to develop the land prior to April 2023.


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Medium Term Financial Strategy – Solihull 

7 Apr 14

Please find here the link to the borough’s Medium Term Financial Plan 2014 – 2017.


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Neighbourhood Newsletter – March 2014 

7 Apr 14

Please find posted the latest (March) newsletter from the Rural Neighbourhood Team.


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Shirley Golf Club – Planning application 

4 Apr 14

An application to build 57 houses on green belt land off Creynolds Lane has been on-going for two years now.


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TANWORTH LANE – Appeal by Bloors 

27 Mar 14

I am saddened that Bloors have found the need to appeal against the decision to refuse their planning application to build 200 homes on land off Tanworth Lane, commonly know as Mount Dairy Farm.


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DOG WASTE and BINS 

27 Mar 14

As a dog lover I get really appalled when encountering dog mess, whether on pavements, roads or parkland.


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Former parkridge Offices – Dickens Heath 

24 Mar 14

An interesting planning application came before Planning Committee at our last meeting.