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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 »

Light not working, 16th November 

16 Nov

The street light at the entrance to St Swithin's car park has not been working for some time.


Street Light Not Working, 15th November 

15 Nov

Street Light Not Working on Shilton Close Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 11 Shilton Close, Shirley Report on FixMyStreet...


Car parked on corner blocking view of street sign. I almost missed a delivery, 13th November 

13 Nov

Car and sometimes a van is parked in front of street sign.


Cobbles centre of road, 13th November 

13 Nov

Very dangerous to motorcycles .


Car has no MOT and is in constant use with children aboard. Driving erratically at times. Obviously insurance is void if a person or other vehicle is involved in any incident. Registration is HG07 MOV., 12th November 

12 Nov

Illegal use of vehicle on a public road.


Unauthorised vehicles illegally and constantly using Disabled Bay. Unfair!!, 12th November 

12 Nov

Longley Walk, off Carisbrooke Avenue.


Flytipping, 11th November 

11 Nov

Flytipping at the top of campville grove, there's a washing machine, there are also wood on the carpark and half a bed in the bushes, the whole area needs a good clean and hasn't been touched in years Nearest road to the pin placed ...


Pedestrian crossing fault, 7th November 

7 Nov

No lights at pedestrian crossing on Blossomfield Rd near entrance to Tudor Grange Leisure Centre.


Stratford Road – Graffiti On Cable Boxes., 7th November 

7 Nov

The black cable boxes shown in the photo all have white graffiti on them, they're just off the Stratford Road opposite where the Powergen building used to be.


Dog Bin Damaged, 6th November 

6 Nov

The dog bin has been damaged and has gone missing, lots of people leaving their dog mess there still.


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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 »

Ensuring customers are not subject to unnecessary recovery action, additional costs or hardship 

18 Nov

Follow up sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Gwyn Worth on 18 November 2017 .


Ensuring customers are not subject to unnecessary recovery action, additional costs or hardship 

17 Nov

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Gwyn Worth on 17 November 2017 .


Solihull MBC Disciplinary Proceedings 

16 Nov

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


CCTV for Fly Tipping 

16 Nov

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Hill on 16 November 2017 .


Solihull Council 

15 Nov

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


Solihull Council 

14 Nov

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


ORG Chart Information 

13 Nov

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Helen Carver on 13 November 2017 .


Local Welfare Provision and Discretionary Housing Payment Scheme Expenditure 

13 Nov

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Sue Dunham on 13 November 2017 .


ORG Chart Information 

13 Nov

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Helen Carver on 13 November 2017 .


Local Welfare Provision and Discretionary Housing Payment Scheme Expenditure 

11 Nov

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Sue Dunham on 11 November 2017 .


Implementation costs and timescales 

8 Nov

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to James Cudmore on 8 November 2017 .


Restructure of Neighbourhood Services, Regulatory Services and Environmental Services 

7 Nov

Follow up sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Phil Kershaw on 7 November 2017 .


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LocalGov blogs »
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  • Councils to spend £1bn on commercial property amid housing shortage
    17 Nov 17
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  • How GOV.UK Notify is helping the DVSA remind motorists to renew their MOTs
    17 Nov 17
    Neil Barlow is the Service Manager and Head of Policy for MOTs at the DVSA. In this post, he describes how GOV.UK Notify is helping remind hundreds of thousands of citizens that their MOTs are due for renewal.
  • Law, code and systems
    17 Nov 17
    Should law which results in the creation of new public administrative systems receive different parliamentary scrutiny from law which doesn’t? That’s the question raised in a recent blog post by Gordon Guthrie which caught my eye for a number…
  • Government biased against public borrowing to pay for infrastructure
    17 Nov 17
    The Government is using private sector money to keep infrastructure spending ‘off balance sheet’ – even where this appears to be poor value, argues a new report.
  • The people who keep local UK services going – share your pictures
    15 Nov 17
    To celebrate the 24-hour #OurDay tweetathon on 21 November, we want to see your pictures of the workers and volunteers who keep your community running Since 2010, central government has cut its grant to councils by more than 25%. By 2020 there…
  • We’re iterating the Supplier Standard
    14 Nov 17
    We’re launching a second round of consultation on the principles of the Supplier Standard. Find out how to get involved.
  • A user research lab for all of government
    14 Nov 17
    GDS recently moved to a new office, which gave us the opportunity to redesign our user research lab. We use it to carry out research into all the things we deliver, from guidance and standards to common components. Our lab is open to the rest…
  • A Changemaking Vision for Local Government
    14 Nov 17
    At a time of intense financial pressures and when central government’s mind is on other things, many are asking themselves where local government goes next. In a think-piece launching NLGN’s new vision, Adam Lent and Jessica Studdert call …
  • Response to statement on EU negotiations
    13 Nov 17
    The IfG’s response to a  statement  by David Davis, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. 
  • The Public Sector Reform Recipe for Success
    13 Nov 17
    In 2012, the Institute for Fiscal Studies said that Wigan Council was the third worst affected council by austerity in the UK. We realised that we couldn’t continue to operate as we were. We also knew that by simply closing a few libraries…