Your Elmdon Lib Dem Team includes Brad Tucker, Richard Long, Cllr Glenis Slater and Cllr Laura McCarthy
If you are an Elmdon resident in need of help for any reason then please do reach out to us. We will be happy to help in any way we can. We are also able to refer to food banks.
Bickenhill Tip Move to Damson Parkway
We are horrified by the Conservative proposals to move the Bickenhill Tip and Moat Lane Depot to Damson Parkway. Elmdon Councillors were not consulted or informed prior to this information being made public and we are horrified by the proposals, which will bring more traffic, fly tipping, and pollution to the area. At Full Council in December 2020 Cllr Laura McCarthy submitted a petition signed by 1,200 residents against the proposals and more continue to sign. You can add your objection here: Damson Parkway Tip
Valley Road and Rangoon Road Petition
In January our petition for action on Valley Road and Rangoon Road was considered by the council. The Council agreed to spend £12,500 to look at a solution to the problem. They also agreed to raise the issue of the Wheatsheaf Junction problems with the West Midlands Combined Authority. Thank you to everyone who signed our petition!
Hobs Moat Road/Old Lode Lane Development
We were disappointed to see the return of a planning application for an apartment block at the corner of Hobs Moat Road and Old Lode Lane, next to the Olton Tavern roundabout. Whilst we support new housing, this development is too big and will make it difficult to use the roundabout safely, and has insufficient parking which will lead to dangerous on street parking next to a busy roundabout.
Please sign our petition here: Development petition
Elmdon and Damson Parks CCTV
Following a number of incidents in Elmdon Park and Damson Lane Park we have launched a petition for CCTV cameras to be installed in each. We believe this will help reassure the community, discourage anti-social behaviour, and help the police evidence gather in the case of incidents.
Please sign our petition here: CCTV Petition
Councillor Peter Davies
We are sad to announce that Councillor Peter Davies has resigned as Councillor for Elmdon with immediate effect for personal reasons. We understand and respect Peter's decision and he will be missed by the Elmdon team.
Elmdon residents will continue to be served by Cllrs Glenis Slater and Laura McCarthy and local campaigner Brad Tucker.
Valley and Rangoon Roads Petition
Valley Road and Rangoon Road are quiet residential roads, but over the years have become a notorious rat run as people try to avoid the Wheatsheaf junction and Coventry Road. These roads were not built to sustain this level of traffic, which includes HGVs.
We are asking residents to sign our petition to the council here: http://www.solihull-libdems.org.uk/valleyrangoon
May 2019 Election Results
Peter Davies was elected in the May 2019 local elections to represent Elmdon, replacing the Conservative incumbent.
The results were
- Davies (Lib Dem) – 1383 votes (49%)
- McCarthy (Conservative) – 1152 votes (41%)
- Brittin (Labour) – 269 votes (10.0%)
Elmdon Ward has been represented by Liberal Democrat Councillors since 2004, when Barbara Harber was elected in that year's all-up elections.
Currently, the ward has three Liberal Democrat Councillors. Cllr Glenis Slater was first elected to the Council in 2008, and was re-elected in 2012 and 2016. Cllr Laura McCarthy was first elected in 2018, and Cllr Peter Davies was elected in 2019.
In Elmdon we have a strong team of local volunteers who regularly deliver our Focus leaflets, at no cost to the taxpayer. With these leaflets we keep everyone in Elmdon up to date with local news, campaigns by our Councillors and ways to get in touch. The latest editions can be viewed below.