Community Governance Review for Hampton in Arden and Catherine-de-Barnes - Consultation on Draft Proposals

Ends Sunday 15 April 2018

On Thursday 12 October 2017, Hampton in Arden Parish Council and Catherine-de-Barnes Residents Association submitted a petition, bearing 253 signatures, requesting that Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council undertake a Community Governance Review.

The petition proposes that the boundary of Hampton in Arden Parish Council be extended by incorporating the currently unparished area of Catherine-de-Barnes.

Solihull Council are currently consulting on the Draft proposals, following the initial consultation on the Terms of Reference document.

The Draft Proposals are currently out for consultation until Sunday 15 April 2018.

You can respond by completing our online response form.

Proposal to Amalgamate Daylesford Infant School and Chapel Fields Junior School

Ends Monday 19 February 2018

Solihull Council is proposing to amalgamate Daylesford Infant School and Chapel Fields Junior School. This proposal will be implemented through the closure of Daylesford Infant School and the expansion of and change of age range to Chapel Fields Junior School.

These proposals are related so will be considered together.

The closure of Daylesford Infant School is proposed to take effect from 31 August 2018 and the expansion of Chapel Fields Junior School is proposed to take effect from 1 September 2018. The amalgamated primary school will be established across the two existing school sites and will cater for up to 630 pupils across Years R to 6, plus up to 60 part time nursery pupils.

Before you respond to the consultation please read our complete proposal document.

We are keen to receive your views on these proposals. If you wish to comment on, object to or support the proposals you can do so by writing to School Place Planning Team, Children’s Services and Skills, Council House, Manor Square, Solihull. B91 3QB or by emailing

The date by which objections or comments must be received by is Monday 19 February 2018.

Background documentation

Cabinet Portfolio Holder Children, Education and Skills:

School Organisation Plan 2017

Frequent Asked Questions document January 2018

Public Notice

Brownfield Land Register

Ends Wednesday 14 February 2018

The Council is now consulting on the sites that it proposes to be included on Part 1 of the Brownfield Register. The Council is keen to ensure that only appropriate sites are included on the register, and that all possible suitable sites have been included. This means we want to know if you think a site has been incorrectly included, or if an excluded site should be included.

Please read the Draft Brownfield Land Register consultation document before completing the survey at:

West Midlands Fire Service Consultation

Ends Thursday 8 March 2018

We want your views on how the West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) should be run in the future.

There are a number of reasons for proposed changes to this vital emergency service, including central government’s public service reform and devolution agendas. Public services across the region have already begun to change and this will continue as West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) progresses.

This consultation will run from 11 January to 8 March.

There is a short survey and further information on the WMCA website and we would welcome your feedback and any additional comments that you would like to make.

If you have any comments or want further information please contact us via

Community Governance Reviews

Ends Wednesday 28 February 2018

A Community Governance Review is a legal process whereby Councils can consider one or more of the following:

  • creating, merging, altering or abolishing parishes
  • the naming of parishes and the style of new parishes
  • the electoral arrangements for parishes (the ordinary year of election; council size; the number of councillors to be elected to the council and parish warding)
  • grouping parishes under a common parish council or de-grouping parishes

The purpose of a community governance review is to secure an arrangement which will bring about improved community engagement, better local democracy and will result in more effective and convenient delivery of local services.

It must take account of the identities and interests of the community in that area and those arrangements for community representation and engagement already in place.

You can have say say on the:


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