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Yum yum! The Fine and Local Foods Fayre will be back in Mell Square this Saturday 9am-5pm http://t.co/GqksvOCpQ0 

11 Jun

Yum yum! The Fine and Local Foods Fayre will be back in Mell Square this Saturday 9am-5pm http://t.


Fancy being on our audit committee? Here’s more details and how to apply http://t.co/wlJUjqC1aO 

11 Jun

Fancy being on our audit committee? Here's more details and how to apply http://t.


Don’t miss the family fun of Minibeast Mayhem at Elmdon Park on Saturday 29 June, details: http://t.co/dZAifx7qsx 

10 Jun

Don't miss the family fun of Minibeast Mayhem at Elmdon Park on Saturday 29 June, details: http://t.


Special discounted offer to get fit for summer at both borough leisure centres, details here: http://t.co/w4L3XBzFvC 

10 Jun

Special discounted offer to get fit for summer at both borough leisure centres, details here: http://t.


Don’t forget, you can get your bike security marked today at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre http://t.co/A4xnL4DGA9 

3 Jun

Don't forget, you can get your bike security marked today at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre http://t.


Have you nominated your local hero for a Civic Honour yet? Find all the details + a nomination form here: http://t.co/oTiwouYWVo 

31 May

Have you nominated your local hero for a Civic Honour yet? Find all the details + a nomination form here: http://t.


Get your bike security marked for free next Monday at Tudor Grange leisure centre, details here: http://t.co/oLucxEdPD1 

31 May

Get your bike security marked for free next Monday at Tudor Grange leisure centre, details here: http://t.


Due to factors out of our control, we may have to postpone planned changes to recycling services. Read more: http://t.co/aVPaaFV8cK 

29 May

Due to factors out of our control, we may have to postpone planned changes to recycling services.


We’re heading into a bnka holiday weekend…here’s details of Council services over the next few days http://t.co/urZ6MsYSvh 

24 May

We're heading into a bnka holiday weekend...


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FixMyStreet »

Incorrect spelling on road sign, 28th March 

28 Mar

Sign giving directions towards fordbridge and kingshurst.


Camera pointing directly at my property from neighbouring property, invasion of privacy., 26th March 

26 Mar

End Terrace, No.15 Chilvers Grove, installed cameras, one of which is pointing directly at my home, the camera covers one of my bedrooms and my bathroom.


Large pothole, 25th March 

25 Mar

Large pothole, fills with water Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 132 Dorridge Road, Dorridge Report on FixMyStreet...


Opposite junction with Hathaway Road, 24th March 

24 Mar

Recent deep hole has appeared a couple of feet from nearside kerb.


Lots of potholes, 22nd March 

22 Mar

There are a number of potholes on the M42 slip road and junction into blythe valley park.


Green light not working, 22nd March 

22 Mar

On the slip road and far left lane as you turn onto Blythe Valley Park the green light is not working on the traffic lights.


Pot holes side of the road Coventry Rd, 21st March 

21 Mar

Potholes at side of the road along Coventry rd past back lane going towards berkswell.


Several potholes, one of which is large, deep and potentially dangerous., 21st March 

21 Mar

Several potholes, one of which is large, deep and potentially dangerous.


Fly tipping and antisocial behaviour, 21st March 

21 Mar

Fly tipping including black bin bags and plant pots full of soil on ditch leading to canal and on car park.


Poor road surface, 21st March 

21 Mar

Several sections of road with surface missing in strips Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Hob Lane, Balsall Common Report on FixMyStreet...


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Westminster »

Pitcairn Islands: Marine Protected Areas | HM Treasury | Written Answers 

7 Jul

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 2.259 of Budget 2015, HC 1093, which Department has been allocated as lead Department for the implementation of a marine reserve around the Pitcairn Islands.


Voter Registration | Oral Answers to Questions – Cabinet Office | Commons debates 

1 Jul

Will my right hon.


Voter Registration | Oral Answers to Questions – Cabinet Office | Commons debates 

1 Jul

Will my right hon.


Church of England: Peterborough | Church Commissioners | Written Answers 

29 Jun

The Church Commissioners have two strategic land sites at Peterborough; Paston Reserve and Norwood.


High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill: Instruction (No. 3) | Business of the House (Today) | Commons debates 

23 Jun

I know a lot of other Members want to get in, so I shall focus on some of the changes that the motion before us will facilitate.


Education and Adoption Bill | Commons debates 

22 Jun

I rise to speak in my capacity as Second Church Estates Commissioner, but first I would like to build on the comment I made in response to remarks made by the hon.


Education and Adoption Bill | Commons debates 

22 Jun

I rise to speak in my capacity as Second Church Estates Commissioner, but first I would like to build on the comment I made in response to remarks made by the hon.


Churches: Solar Power | Church Commissioners | Written Answers 

22 Jun

The Church of England’s Church Buildings Division offers advice and support to churches across the country who are seeking to generate energy from their roof.


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NHS »

School’s out but do you need to swot up? 

22 Dec

Solihull GPs are urging those looking after children this Christmas to swot up on basic common illnesses such as coughs and colds so they know what to do should their child become ill.


Solihull nurses’ dedication honoured 

13 Nov

Three Solihull nurses have been recognised for their commitment to high standards of practice and patient-centred care through the Queen’s Nurse programme.


Solihull GP practice launches group to tackle loneliness in older patients 

2 Nov

A local GP practice in Sheldon has partnered up with a national charity to tackle the issue of loneliness amongst older patients.


Magistrate goes back to his roots in Solihull to work with GPs 

19 Oct

Solihull born and bred, Rhod Mitchell, is the new Lay Advisor for Primary Care Commissioning and will be working with Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).


Join public meeting in Handsworth to discuss non-emergency patient transport services 

23 Jun

Patients in west Birmingham are being urged to give their views on proposals for a new non-emergency patient transport service in Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell.


Give us your views on non-emergency patient transport services 

20 May

Birmingham South Central Clinical Commissioning Group would like to hear your views on proposals for a new non-emergency patient transport service in Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell.


Give us your views on non-emergency patient transport services 

20 May

Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group would like to hear your views on proposals for a new non-emergency patient transport service in Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell.


Opportunity for Solihull residents to get involved in healthcare commissioning 

15 Apr

Solihull people are being urged to help their local healthcare commissioner to improve their services.


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FOI requests »

Building regulations enforcement S36 notices issued. 

28 Mar

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Adam A on 28 March 2017 .


Statistics: children’s services social worker workforce 

21 Mar

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Loredana Grigore on 21 March 2017 .


Workforce Management 

21 Mar

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to J Taylor on 21 March 2017 .


Workforce Management 

21 Mar

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by J Taylor on 21 March 2017 .


Organisational Structure 

16 Mar

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Richard Chandler on 16 March 2017 .


Solihull HMO Licensee List 

16 Mar

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Daniel Blacker on 16 March 2017 .


Social Care Team Directory 

16 Mar

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Oscar Daramola on 16 March 2017 .


Exclusions from primary schools from Solihull schools. 

15 Mar

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Kristofor karolski on 15 March 2017 .


Council’s Housing Related Support services. 

15 Mar

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Charlotte Bradley on 15 March 2017 .


Building regulations enforcement S36 notices issued. 

9 Mar

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Adam A on 9 March 2017 .


Building regulations enforcement S36 notices issued. 

8 Mar

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Adam A on 8 March 2017 .


Social Care Team Directory 

8 Mar

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Oscar Daramola on 8 March 2017 .


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    27 Mar 17
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