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Solihull council leader shows government officials plans for major transport developments 

19 Jan 18

SOLIHULL council leader among those to reveal to government officials several major transport schemes now underway across the West Midlands.

Neglect and loneliness for elderly Solihull residents a concerning reality 

18 Jan 18

NEGLECT and loneliness for elderly residents is a concerning prospect for the future, says Solihull Council.

Solihull 15 per cent above national average for number of community mental health patients 

11 Jan 18

Solihull council discussed the implementation of a mental health strategy last month.

Emergency Planning processes used at Solihull Council 

8 Jan 18

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Lucy Allen on 8 January 2018 .

£286m Birmingham International scheme 

15 Dec 17

The plan has been backed by Solihull council, which has submitted a business case to the Government to transform Birmingham International Station…

£286m Birmingham International Station revamp plans submitted 

13 Dec 17

A MAJOR transformation plan for Birmingham International Station worth £286 million has been submitted to government by Solihull council.

No blanket closures for council-run schools in Solihull tomorrow 

11 Dec 17

Solihull council has decided that there will be no blanket closure of council-run schools tomorrow.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Dismissing ‘racist’ tweets probe brings council into disrepute 

8 Dec 17

Solihull council’s unelected monitoring officer charged with upholding standards, Deborah Merry, has over-ruled a taxpayer-funded ‘independent’ investigation into councillor Margaret Bassett’s tweetin…

EXCLUSIVE: £5k of taxpayers’ cash spent on councillor’s ‘racist’ re-tweets probe now dismissed, as we question Solihull council 

7 Dec 17

AN investigation which found councillor Margaret Bassett’s tweeting about immigration broke the code of conduct cost Solihull taxpayers £5,000 – only to be thrown out by an unelected officer in charge…

Petition calls to move Catherine-de-Barnes into the Hampton in Arden Parish Council boundary 

6 Dec 17

SOLIHULL council has received a petition requesting a Community Governance Review (CGR) to incorporate the whole of Catherine-de-Barnes into the Hampton in Arden Parish Council boundary.

Garden-grabbing petition handed to Solihull Council 

29 Nov 17

RESIDENTS living near a proposed garden-grabbing development on Alderbrook Road have drummed up support of more than 200 people in a bid to bring the plans to a halt.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Leaders keen to get the best return on taxpayers’ money 

17 Nov 17

SOLIHULL council’s leaders and unelected management are keen to get the best return on taxpayers’ money it ‘banks’.

Solihull Council axes £500k fund for charities 

16 Nov 17

A proposal put forward by Solihull council officers described the fund as ‘no longer fit for purpose’ and creating problems with how small funds to voluntary organisations are administered.

EXCLUSIVE: Solihull council faces questions from us amid Paradise Papers 

16 Nov 17

SOLIHULL council is facing questions over its mysterious investments overseas amid the Paradise Papers scandal, we can reveal.

Solihull MBC Disciplinary Proceedings 

16 Nov 17

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by A Solicitor on 16 November 2017 .

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15 Nov 17

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Rik Lail on 15 November 2017 .

Solihull Council 

14 Nov 17

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Rik Lail on 14 November 2017 .

Solihull schools enter third round of sustainable communities scheme 

13 Nov 17

Solihull council is entering the third round of a programme encouraging schools to create sustainable communities.

Solihull council ‘wastes’ £6m reserved for council housing 

13 Nov 17

MORE than £6million of Solihull taxpayers’ money reserved for replenishing council housing stock has been wasted in five years, say opposition councillors.

New gritting lorries provided by Solihull council 

10 Nov 17

NEW gritting lorries have been provided by Solihull council to combat snow and ice in the winter months.

School crossing patrols to be cut in half under Solihull council cuts 

3 Nov 17

THE number of school crossing patrols in Solihull is set to be cut by half under latest council cuts proposals.

CONFUSED? We tackle Solihull council leader over why Bassett is not suspended from Tory group after immigration tweets, when he told public she was 

2 Nov 17

CONFUSION reigns as it emerged a Solihull councillor under investigation for tweets about immigration remains a Conservative councillor, despite the council leader’s claims she has been suspended.

Protesting parents call on Solihull council to scrap schools’ merger plan 

14 Oct 17

CAMPAIGNING parents are urging the council to scrap plans to merge an infant and junior school in Solihull.

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West Midlands Fire Service – Report for Solihull MBC 

11 Oct 17

This report was presented to Solihull Full Council yesterday evening, it can be viewed via this link: WMFS Solihull report The report examines the Fire Service Plan and a visit to the West Midlands Fire Service website has plenty of information, …

Solihull Council bring in changes to ‘free and display’ parking in Knowle 

3 Oct 17

NEW PARKING restrictions have been rolled out across Knowle in a bid to get more shoppers into the village.