Consultations

Solihull Traffic Sensitive Street Review

Ends Monday 6 November 2017

Under the Traffic Management Act 2004 and the Street Works (Registers, Notices, Directions and Designations) (England) Regulations 2007, the Council can declare roads as being "traffic sensitive streets”.

In designating a street as traffic sensitive we are highlighting those sections of the highway within the borough where roadworks are likely to create unacceptable delays and disruption to road users at key times of the day.

Doing so enables us to have greater control on any works that take place on that part of the highway, with the aim being to minimise the impact of roadworks on traffic.

The Council has recently completed a review of its existing traffic sensitive streets network and in line with Section 5.5 of NRSWA 1991 Code of Practice for the Co-ordination of Street Works and Works for Road Purposes and Related Matters, the authority is now giving notice of its intention to make the following changes to its existing list of declared traffic sensitive streets.

  • Total length of currently declared traffic sensitive street network = 288.7km
  • Number of streets proposed to be added to the list of traffic sensitive streets = 40
  • Number of streets proposed to be removed from the list of traffic sensitive streets = 2
  • Proposed length of declared traffic sensitive street network = 321.1km
  • Percentage of total network declared as traffic sensitive = Current 30%, Proposed 37%

In additional to the proposed introduction of additional traffic sensitive streets, it is also proposed to add a number of additional streets to the list of traffic sensitive streets on a seasonal basis in order to aid the Authorities winter maintenance programme.

  • Number of additional streets added to the list of traffic sensitive streets on a seasonal basis = 143
  • Proposed total length of declared traffic sensitive streets, whole year and seasonal = 437.6km

In line with The Street Works (Registers, Notices, Directions and Designations) (England) Regulations 2007 a full break down of the existing traffic sensitive street network and grounds for the changes proposed are set out below.

Anyone wishing to comment or object to the proposed changes to the traffic sensitive streets network should do so in writing to temporarytm@solihull.gov.uk or FAO: Highway Management, Solihull MBC, The Council House, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3QB.

The consultation closes on Monday 6 November 2017.


Feeling Good and Functioning Well in Solihull

Ends Thursday 12 October 2017

Public Health Lifestyle services and Adult Care Support Information Advice, Advocacy, Support Services

Introduction

The Council's vision for Solihull is that it will be a place where everyone has an equal chance to be healthier, happier, safer and prosperous.

We recognise that there are a lot of things that people can and want to do themselves to stay well and in good health, both physically and mentally. We want to build on this by encouraging and enabling people to stay well without the intervention of services where possible. For those that do require services, we want to develop and deliver services with them rather than to them.

Solihull Together for Better Lives is our shared commitment to improve the Boroughs health and social care services through integrating and transforming the provision of services that support the health and wellbeing of the people of Solihull we want to:

  • Enable people to live longer and healthier lives
  • Contribute to the reduction in demand for more intense services by enabling residents to access the right services when they need them

Phase 1

Brings together of the Adult Care and Support Information Advice, Advocacy and Support Services and Public Health lifestyle services to deliver the Community Wellbeing Principles to:

  • align and integrate prevention and earliest intervention services, to make best use of resources and simplify the current system for residents
  • reduce demand in the system by delivering services that promote self-care and independence as well as supporting people to become less reliant on public services
  • Help people get the right services at the right time.
  • develop the workforce to address behaviour change (Ref. Behaviour Change strategy and competencies)
  • simplify system that is easily accessed and understood
  • Vary the offer of support - greatest for those who need it most

The new Community Wellbeing service model will focus on delivering a 2 tiered approach of universal provision (self-care and support); single point of access; assessment and targeted support for adults in Solihull with key links and referral pathways to other local support and services. See attached model (below).

As a valued stakeholder we would welcome your views on this proposal by completing this short survey.


Proposal to Amalgamate Daylesford Infant and Chapel Fields Junior Schools

Ends Friday 3 November 2017

We are seeking your views on a proposal to amalgamate Daylesford Infant and Chapel Fields Junior Schools from 1 September 2018.

On 5 September 2017, the Cabinet Member for Children, Education & Skills approved consultation with parents, carers and the wider education community on this proposal. The consultation will run from Monday 18th September to Friday 3rd November 2017 and you can view the consultation document here.

We are holding consultation meetings at both schools, where you will have the opportunity to ask officers about the proposals and find out more information. You can choose which session suits you best, at either school and drop in any time between the times shown:

Daylesford Infant School

Tuesday 3 October

  • 2:30pm to 4:00pm Parents only
  • 6:00pm to 7:00pm Parents and community

Chapel Fields Junior School

Thursday 5 October

  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm Parents only
  • 6:30pm to 7:30pm Parents and community

We are keen to hear your views on this proposal. You can make your views known by completing our online response form.

Or you can email a completed response form to researchandpolicy@solihull.gov.uk or return it to one of the schools.

If you have any questions or require any further information you can email researchandpolicy@solihull.gov.uk or telephone 0121 704 6702.


Have your say about pharmacy services

Ends Friday 6 October 2017

Solihull Council is asking people to complete a short survey on what they think of local pharmacy (chemist) services.

It is part of a review to make sure that pharmacy services in the borough meet people’s needs.

The survey asks about services such as:

  • getting advice about medicines
  • Prescription Delivery Service
  • support to lead healthier lifestyles
  • getting advice about other services

Your feedback will help us to plan and improve the health services that pharmacies offer in the future. We are also doing a survey with pharmacists.

The survey will take five minutes and can be completed here. The closing date is Friday 6 October.


Kingshurst draft masterplan

Ends Monday 25 September 2017

A survey was undertaken in January 2017 on the future of Kingshurst. The Council received 410 responses from the community, businesses and other stakeholders. This information helped shaped the proposals we now want people to consider.

The survey told us about who uses the current facilities at the Parade and when. It is no surprise that the most popular facilities are the food stores, post office and medical facilities; also, that Kingshurst is a local centre which serves local needs.

The most popular option was to demolish the Parade and replace the buildings with modern shops, community buildings and new homes.

The Council has developed a scheme that proposes new shops, medical and community facilities to the north of the park.

A public consultation will now ask residents, businesses and other stakeholders their views on these exciting plans. This is a chance for local people to help shape the future of Kingshurst as the Council continues to develop plans for the regeneration of Kingshurst.

As part of the consultation there is also a short survey. Please take a few minutes to fill it in and help shape the future of Kingshurst. There are spaces where you can leave comments. The survey will be open until 25 September.

You can find out more about the proposals by attending one of the drop-in sessions at Kingshurst Library on either of the following dates:

  • Thursday 7 September 2017 from 2.00pm until 6.00pm
  • Friday 15 September 2017 from 2.00pm until 5.00pm

Here are the banners that illustrate some of the proposals.

They will be at the drop-in sessions and in the Library until 25 September. Hard copies of the survey will also be available on request.

For more information call 0121 704 6894 or email david.mackins@solihull.gov.uk.


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