LETTERS: Your discussion from around the borough in this week's Observer - The Solihull Observer

LETTERS: Your discussion from around the borough in this week's Observer

Solihull Editorial 27th May, 2018   0


The article on the front page last week shows the growth of cases referred to CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services).

As a society we should be looking at why children as young as three years are given phones and computers and allowed to play with them.

If we look at parenting over the last 20 years we may see how we do not talk to each other. How social interaction has been destroyed by electronic devices. Parents hand their children over to schools to be looked after and pick them up later. The children are then glued to their phones for the next few hours.

It would be interesting to know how many cases are genuine cases. The computer era and the use of social media will be looked upon in a similar way as smoking in the future.

Parents are not parenting. That includes feeding, educating, talking to and guiding their children. That is where we as a society should be aiming our resources at. Before I am crucified for the above. I am very aware that there are genuine cases out there.


A recent article in Observer dated March 2018 regarding £300k fund to repair potholes and damaged roads made me very happy.

However its mid May, and Solihullites are yet to see that spending of tax contributions towards road repairs and most of them require a full refurbishment.

I had written to the Solihull Council to hear from them, after a month and half, that they have forwarded my request to the concerned department.

I also asked for whom should I contact for vehicles that are damaged due to terrible roads. To be honest, it’s not just Solihull, roads are in pretty worse conditions in most parts of UK. Particularly Solihull has never been so worse.

Road repairs were carried out when it was raining, causing all the tar to come out within two days of repair (Eg. round about beside PROLOGIC, in Monkspath Hall Road). All the roads leading to and ending at Monkspath Hall Road are full of potholes. The A38 Startford that leads to Birmingham is terrible too.

The sun is out and this is the right time to carry out the jobs. A word of advice is also to carry out these jobs during the night time, not just filling the potholes, but to refurbish the whole road, patch by patch.

With a recent increase in Council Tax, Solihullites need to see improvement in roads, very soon.


Solihull Voice

I have to use a walker. I often get off a train at Solihull then get the S3 bus to Shirley where I live. It was just up the hill from the station.

Now that traffic has been stopped in that direction, it means I have to walk up to Streetsbrook Road, then along past the fire station to find a bus stop, by which time it has usually gone.

Bruce Pountney


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