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Tourism sector ‘on the rise’ in Solihull, council member says 

13 Jul 18

SOLIHULL’S tourism sector is ‘on the rise’ due to the opening of new hotels, restaurants and retailers, a cabinet member says.


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Cost of replacing faulty recycling bins revealed as Solihull council says 56,000 more could split 

11 Jul 18

THE cost to the taxpayer of replacing faulty brown recycling bins has been revealed while Solihull council has admitted 56,000 more could split.


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

8 Jul 18

Letters from this week’s Observer regarding Solihull council’s ‘green prospectus’, support for a West Midlands national park and buses.


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New electric car sharing scheme could be coming to Solihull this summer 

2 Jul 18

A NEW electric car sharing scheme could be introduced in low-income areas as Solihull council attempts to boost its green credentials.


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Huge rise in homelessness and demand for temporary housing in Solihull 

29 Jun 18

NEARLY 200 households approached Solihull council for temporary accommodation this March amid a national homelessness crisis – more than double the rate in the same month last year.


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Around 17,000 replacement requests lodged to Solihull council for split recycling bins 

28 Jun 18

AROUND 17,000 requests have been lodged for replacement recycling wheelie bins following splits and mounting rubbish.


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Solihull council criticised as recycling rates fall 

26 Jun 18

SOLIHULL council has been criticised as its rate of recycling falls and remains below European Union guidelines.


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Disruption expected with works on Solihull’s River Cole set to begin next week 

22 Jun 18

DISRUPTION is expected when works start to improve a drain connection into the River Cole next week, Solihull Council says.


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Celebrated Lyndon boxing club facing eviction will not be forced out until new home found 

21 Jun 18

A LONG-SERVING Lyndon boxing club facing eviction has been assured by Solihull council it will not be forced out until it has found a new home.


FixMyStreet
Increasing graffiti, 17th June 

17 Jun 18

There has been graffiti on the hoardings where Solihull Council are building flats on the previous Powergen site all year.


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Solihull council asks residents for ‘clean air pledges’ amid criticism of its own record 

14 Jun 18

SOLIHULL Council has announced new initiatives to improve air quality in aid of Clean Air Day following criticism over its pollution record.


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Solihull Council loses up to £40,000 after Shirley BID fails 

6 Jun 18

SHIRLEY’S failed plan to set up a Business Improvement District (BID) scheme for the Stratford Road area has cost borough taxpayers up to £40,000.


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Jewellery containing harmful substances seized by Solihull Council 

25 May 18

JEWELLERY which arrived into Birmingham Airport has been seized by Solihull Council after tests revealed it contained harmful substances.


FixMyStreet
Blocked drain on Heron close Cheswick green, 25th May 

25 May 18

The first drain by garages is overflowing and smelling this used to be cleaned by Solihull council but has not been done for a long time .


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Solihull council ‘losing battle’ with illegal traveller camps 

18 May 18

CALLS for a traveller transit site in Solihull have reached fever-pitch after campaigners claimed the council is ‘losing the battle’ against unlawful encampments.


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Solihull council offers support for Foster Care Fortnight 

14 May 18

SOLIHULL Council has offered its support for Foster Care Fortnight as new figures show 900 families are needed in the region.


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Conservatives retain Solihull council majority despite Green and Labour gains 

4 May 18

THE CONTROLLING Conservatives retained a large majority on Solihull council despite gains for Labour and the Green party.


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Former mayor and two leaders lose Solihull council seats 

4 May 18

The Conservatives have increased their majority by one in Solihull although lost out in Castle Bromwich.


FixMyStreet
Why are Solihull Council So Poor at maintaining rural roads, 3rd May 

3 May 18

Multiple potholes damaged drain cover Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Carol Fort Hodgett’s Lane, Balsall Common Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Inconsiderate parking, 30th April 

30 Apr 18

Inconsiderate parking blocking the footpath.


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COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Lib Dems promise ‘more resources and better services’ 

26 Apr 18

THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS will fight for ‘more resources and better services’ if elected to Solihull council.


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COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Solihull Greens will focus on strengthening mandate in opposition 

26 Apr 18

THE OFFICIAL Green Party opposition will run for re-election with a guarantee to continue to hold Solihull Council to account.


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COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Solihull Conservatives will boost ‘investment, jobs and opportunities’ 

26 Apr 18

SOLIHULL council’s controlling Conservatives will push for re-election by promising ‘investment, jobs and opportunities’.


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Tudor Grange House set to get go ahead to be turned into care home 

25 Apr 18

PLANS to convert Tudor Grange House into a care home for the elderly look set to be approved by Solihull council.


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Potholes: Solihull council compensates only one in ten damage claims so far this year 

20 Apr 18

SOLIHULL council has so far agreed to pay compensation to only around 10 per cent of those who have claimed for vehicle damages caused by potholes this year – despite worsening road conditions.