Latest News – Friday 30 October

An important message from Councillor Ian Courts, Leader of Solihull Council

 

This year has been the most difficult and challenging many of us have ever experienced.

I have been consistent in my messaging and leadership of Solihull by stressing that we must follow government guidance and restrictions to overcome Covid-19. I have made many difficult decisions with my council colleagues, our MPs, and the West Midlands Combined Authority Mayor (WMCA) to protect our lives.

 

Across this great borough of Solihull and indeed across the West Midlands, we have endured huge impacts on our daily lives, coped with adversity and some of us have sadly lost people we love and care about.

I am proud of how we, the people of Solihull, with our public services; including our NHS staff, our schools, our police, and our council staff, alongside our businesses and our learners have met this adversity. So many people are putting in tremendous hours to help us all, and I want to sincerely thank them for their efforts.

 

Read more here.

Emergency Active Travel Update

Solihull Council has undertaken a further review of the remaining temporary Emergency Active Travel measures this week. These are the measures put in place to make it safer and easier for residents to walk and cycle while maintaining social distancing.

 

It has been agreed by Cllr Hawkins, Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways, that a number of amendments should now be made in response to feedback from local residents and businesses, and to aid the overall operation of the road network.

 

The changes, detailed here, will come into effect on Tuesday 3 November.