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I SEE the council is looking for views on a proposed cycle lane along Marsh Lane and Hampton Lane, and I can’t for the life of me see why.

I SEE the council is looking for views on a proposed cycle lane along Marsh Lane and Hampton Lane, and I can’t for the life of me see why.

I cycled the route myself last Friday en route to George Fentham School to give a talk to Year 5.

The road surface was good, the fresh air invigorating and although the road is narrow in places the drivers were fairly good. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable experience that doesn’t need any money spending on it all.

Staying with council matters, the decision by Councillor Tim Hodgson to resign as deputy leader of the borough council and the Lib Dem group the better to oppose plans for the Park speaks volumes about him as a man of principle fighting for his constituents.

However does it also indicate problems within the ranks of the senior partners of Solihull’s ruling coalition?

Within the space of a few weeks we’ve had the defection of a Shirley councillor to Labour, the decision by another to go independent, and now Coun Hodgson’s resignation as deputy.

Meanwhile the local elections next May are fast approaching, but before that they’ve got the Comprehensive Spending Review and Parkgate to deal with.

The Conservatives must be smelling blood.

 

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