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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 »

Dog fouling is constant in Lumley Grove and owners do not pick it up and there are lots of children walking that route to and from school, it’s new name is dog poo alley for want of a nicer word, 25th July 

25 Jul

This is an ongoing problem for some time now and the council seems to do nothing about it.


Ford Transit van parked on pavement for 3 days 24/7 less than 20 feet from junction of main road, Meriden from, 24th July 

24 Jul

This vehicle has been parked in this position for more that 3 days 24/7 and is blocking the pavement for anyone with a pushchair etc and is also less than 20 feet from the main road making entry into Glovers Close hazardous, The owners (being...


Dumped fridge freezer, 24th July 

24 Jul

Another fridge freezer has been dumped in the small lay-by just near the aqueduct bridge.


Street light o/s No 3 Nebsworth Close not working, 24th July 

24 Jul

Street light o/s No 3 Nebsworth Close not working Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 9 Nebsworth Close, Shirley Report on FixMyStreet...


Two deep depressions in the pavement tarmac are a trip/fall hazard. They are difficult to see in poor light and I have painted white lines around them in order to reduce possibility of someone twisting an ankle or falling., 18th July 

18 Jul

The trip hazards are in the pavement on Cheswick Way just after the southern junction with Willow Drive.


Small Tree/Plant blocking sight of traffic, 18th July 

18 Jul

When trying to turn out of Amberley Road there is a small tree/plant blocking sight of oncoming traffic to the right and you are pretty much pulling out blind.


Loose manhole cover, 18th July 

18 Jul

Loose manhole cover on M42 bound side of road.


Flytipping, 17th July 

17 Jul

Flytipping Report on FixMyStreet...


Fly tipping, 17th July 

17 Jul

Fly tipping Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Cornets End Lane, Meriden Report on FixMyStreet...


Dangerous hole in footpath surrounding Fire Hydrant. Hole is in Purnells Way but very close to boundary of 1 Woodrow Crescent, 14th July 

14 Jul

Will be easy for any walker to break ankle etc.


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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 »

Licensing 

27 Jul

Follow up sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Andrew Smith on 27 July 2017 .


Licensing 

27 Jul

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Andrew Smith on 27 July 2017 .


Licensing 

26 Jul

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Andrew Smith on 26 July 2017 .


Follow up to earlier request 

25 Jul

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Nigel Beasant on 25 July 2017 .


Print 

24 Jul

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to R Malhotra on 24 July 2017 .


Printer & MFD Info 

24 Jul

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Andrew Smith on 24 July 2017 .


Local Statistics 

20 Jul

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Everton Wynter on 20 July 2017 .


Local Statistics 

20 Jul

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Everton Wynter on 20 July 2017 .


Tree Preservation Orders Digital Format 

18 Jul

Follow up sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Mr Wilde on 18 July 2017 .


Foster care allowances and payments 

18 Jul

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Robert Cann on 18 July 2017 .


M.A.S.H. – Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub Partners and Ways of Sharing Information 

18 Jul

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to AdrianPaulBryanVince on 18 July 2017 .


Foster care allowances and payments 

18 Jul

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Robert Cann on 18 July 2017 .


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    26 Jul 17
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    24 Jul 17
    With both parts of the system under pressure, blaming each other will do nothing to help those who rely on services Niall Dickson is chief executive of the NHS Confederation A comprehensive settlement for funding social care remains elusive…
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    21 Jul 17
    At the end of June, we gathered together officers from member councils in West Yorkshire to attend our inaugural Policy Café, as Charlotte Maddix explains.
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    20 Jul 17
    Across government, departments are beginning to realise not only the value of the data they hold, but also how they can use data science to make more effective, data-informed decisions.