BUS SERVICES change 25th February

Following a consultation that took place last year on the future of some subsidised bus services in the Solihull area, a number of changes will be taking place from Monday 25th February 2019.

The ‘Signature’ brand from Diamond Buses is being dropped, as Diamond lose a number of contracts, and services retained by Diamond will be operated by their regular ‘blue’ buses.

Service S1 – Solihull to Damsonwood Circular

This service will be renumbered to A1. Diamond will continue to operate this service, but with changes to the route and timetable.

Service S2 – Cheswick Green to Dorridge

This service will no longer be operated by Diamond Bus.
There will be changes to the route and timetable for this service, which will become a circular route also covering Hockley Heath and Blythe Valley. Service will be renumbered A6 (for short journeys between Solihull and Cheswick Green), A7 and A8. Service will be operated by Landflight.

Service S3 / S3W – Hockley Heath to Dickens Heath / Wythall

This service will no longer be operated by Diamond Bus. There will be changes to the route and timetable for this service.
S3 eastern part will be replaced by service A3 between Solihull and Dorridge. S3 western part and S3W will be replaced by service A4 from Solihull to Inkford Brook and A5 from Solihull to Dickens Heath. Both services will be operated by Landflight

Service S11 – Solihull Circular (via Buryfield Road)

This service will be renumbered to A2. Diamond will continue to operate this service, but with changes to the route and timetable.

Service S15 – Solihull Circular (via Widney Lane)

This service will no longer be operated by Diamond Bus.
The S15 will be withdrawn and will be covered by amendments to service 69 (operated by igo) which will extend into Solihull along Monkspath Hall Road.

Service 82 – Solihull to Coventry

This service will no longer be operated by Diamond Bus and will be taken over by Johnsons, with minor timetable changes.

Service 88 – Solihull to Balsall Common

This service will no longer be operated by Diamond Bus and will be taken over by Johnsons. There will be changes to the route and timetable for this service.

There is no change to service 30 (Solihull to Acocks Green), this will continue to be operated by Diamond Buses.

Johnsons have announced that their current service 87 (Solihull to Coventry) is to be amended and renumbered from the same date. The 88 service will serve the JLR site, while a new 88A variant will cover the existing direct route between Knowle and Balsall Common currently used by the 87.

THE ROUTE AND TIMETABLE CHANGES ARE YET TO BE CONFIRMED, SO LOOK OUT FOR UPDATES

SOLIHULL NEWS IS NO MORE

Most people will know that the Solihull News has ceased publication. Solihull News is now incorporated within an edition of the Birmingham Mail, called the Solihull Mail.

Deliveries of the Solihull Observer have been in short supply lately.   They are available at Clark’s Residential estate agents in Station Road as well as some other agencies.
On-line editions are also available at https://solihullobserver.co.uk/editions/

We wish all our Members a Happy and Healthy 2019

Whatever it brings, may you make the most of opportunities and conquer the difficulties.


RECYCLING CHRISTMAS CARDS
Please don’t just dump your used Christmas cards, Braggs Funeral Directors (1682 High St) are collecting them for recycling and will plant more trees, the more cards they get.


RECYCLING COLLECTIONS

Those who were due to have their brown bins collected this week, and haven’t, rest assured, they will be collected next week.

See http://www.solihull.gov.uk/xmascollections

THANK YOU.

SOLIHULL CHRISTMAS REFUSE COLLECTIONS UPDATE

There will be no collections on:

  • Tuesday 25 December
  • Wednesday 26 December
  • Tuesday 1 January

Change to Tuesday collections

Normal collection day – Tuesday Alternative collection arrangements
Tuesday 25 December – if both your recycling and rubbish are due to be collected Friday 21 December – Recycling
Saturday 29 December – Rubbish (extra will be taken)
Tuesday 25 December – if your rubbish only is due to be collected Saturday 29 December – Rubbish (extra will be taken)
Tuesday 1 January – if both your recycling and rubbish are due to be collected Saturday 29 December – Recycling and rubbish (extra rubbish will be taken)
Tuesday 1 January – if your rubbish only is due to be collected Saturday 29 December – Rubbish (extra will be taken)

 

Change to Wednesday collections

Normal collection day – Wednesday Alternative collection arrangements
Wednesday 26 December – if your rubbish only is due to be collected Wednesday 2 January – Rubbish (extra will be collected)
Wednesday 26 December – if both your recycling and rubbish are due to be collected Wednesday 2 January – Rubbish (extra will be taken)
Wednesday  9 January – Recycling and rubbish (only extra recycling will be taken
Wednesday 2 January – if both your recycling and rubbish are due to be collected Wednesday 2 January – Rubbish (extra will be collected)

Wednesday 2 January – Recycling will be collected as normal 

Wednesday 2 January – if your rubbish only is due to be collected Wednesday 2 January – Rubbish (extra will be taken)

 

Timing of collections over Christmas and the New Year

We may collect at a different time on your scheduled day due to the extra amounts of rubbish and recycling. Can you please ensure your recycling and rubbish is out by 7.00am on the day of collection and wait until after 4.00pm to report a missed collection.

Extra Recycling

There’s no limit to the amount of recycling we’ll collect on your scheduled day but any additional recycling should be placed in a suitable container. This could be your old recycling box or hessian/jute bag, please don’t use carrier bags/plastic bags or cardboard boxes (if it’s wet these get soggy and the contents fall out).

Cardboard

Don’t forget to remove all packaging and break down cardboard so it fits in your brown bin or clear sacks. If your bin is full cardboard can be left alongside it but must be broken down to fit within a wheelie bin.

Extra rubbish

We’ll be collecting extra rubbish between Thursday 27 December and Wednesday 2 January. Extra rubbish can be placed in a tied black bag and left next to your black wheelie bin or purple sacks. From Thursday 3 January normal collections will resume and we’ll no longer collect extra rubbish.

Real Christmas trees

Due to changes at our waste treatment facility we can no longer collect real Christmas trees from the kerbside.

COUNCILLOR SURGERIES

In addition to the notice of Councillor Rebeiro’s Surgeries, we have been informed of the following.
Councillor Holl-Allen:-
I do not do regular Surgeries. Most people get in touch by email or phone and I try to visit people.

Councillor Jeff Potts:-
I have found, after several attempts, that regular Surgeries are not an efficient use of time. Most contacts are made via email or telephone. Then a meeting can be arranged if required.

Several years ago Advice Surgeries were very appropriate but changing technology has meant a changing approach to how residents are represented.

Cobbles provides an excellent unofficial Advice Surgery as I normally attend on Saturday mornings.