STEVE Green’s seasonal Bah Humbug is less than convincing and cannot hide the fact that the land now occupied by the Royal Star and Garter Home has never been part of Tudor Grange Park.
If he thinks that provision of a site for disabled ex-service men and women is not a good use of council land and should be dismissed as ‘grandstanding’, then his priorities are not ones that many of us will share.
Again he chooses to criticise the new Leisure Centre rather than acknowledge its success. Yes there have been some complaints (as there were with its predecessor) but its popularity has resulted in higher visitor numbers and this at a time when public swimming pools and centres have been closing across the country.
The reference to parliamentary candidate Maggie Throup seems quite irrelevant given that she is not a member of the local authority and has no role in council policy.
She does however take pride in the achievements of Solihull. Given Mr Green’s jaundiced view of the borough he will no doubt be disappointed that the latest satisfaction survey shows Solihull as one of the best places to live, with a council rated as providing good value for money, paying its suppliers fastest, creating local employment and winning even more national awards over the past year.
Perhaps like Ebenezer one day Steve Green will wake up to find that the place he has chosen to live is not so bad after all – and even join Tiny Tim in celebrating ‘God bless us, every one - and a Happy New Year’.
Leader of Council