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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 »

Junction marker posts, 27th May 

27 May

Junction marker posts obscured by hedgerow growth.


Lamppost strobing from, 26th May 

26 May

The lamppost outside 24 Skelcher Road is strobing (flashing on and of very fast) Report on FixMyStreet...


Hedge/ivy obstructing walkway – can’t walk on footpath/grass area, 26th May 

26 May

The ivy/hedge on the corner of 50 Eastbury Drive (B92) is very very overgrown so much so i can not walk on the footpath past it, i have to walk on the road.


2-3 inch deep,potential for car tyre damage,kenilworth road Grid Ref 253750, 25th May 

25 May

Abt 12 inch wide2-3 inch deep,potentially damage to car tyres and suspension.


Dumped mattress, 24th May 

24 May

Dumped mattress Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 49 Woodlands Way, Chelmsley Wood Report on FixMyStreet...


A pothole has reopened on the corner in the carriageway heading away from Solihull., 24th May 

24 May

This pothole has been poorly fixed twice before over the past few months and has now reopened again.


Two potholes have appeared near to the exit of the Britvic car park., 24th May 

24 May

Two potholes are getting larger and the concrete surface under the tarmac can now been seen.


Lose manhole cover, 24th May 

24 May

Lose manhole cover on streetsbrook road - clatters every time a vehicle passes over it Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 22 Blossomfield Road, Solihull Report on FixMyStreet...


New painted road arrows in left hand lane, 24th May 

24 May

The left hand lane which was a left turn only into blossomfield rd is now showing a straight on arrow which means traffic following it are cuting across the middle lane to go down streetsbrook rd.


Large Potholes, 21st May 

21 May

West bound carriageway just outside quary / recycling site Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Cornets End Lane, Meriden 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 »

SEN children transitioning from primary to secondary school in 2017 

24 May

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Christina Savage on 24 May 2017 .


PFI PPP Safety Audit 

24 May

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Megan Ingles on 24 May 2017 .


PFI PPP Safety Audit 

23 May

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Megan Ingles on 23 May 2017 .


Mental Health Act Matters 

17 May

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to A on 17 May 2017 .


Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

11 May

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Doug Paulley on 11 May 2017 .


Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

11 May

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Doug Paulley on 11 May 2017 .


Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

10 May

Follow up sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Doug Paulley on 10 May 2017 .


Use of Agency Social Workers 

10 May

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Bob Lee on 10 May 2017 .


Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

9 May

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Doug Paulley on 9 May 2017 .


Council DoLS Service Provision. 

9 May

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to A.


Council DoLS Service Provision. 

9 May

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by A.


Information about the organisations information technology team and infrastructure equipment 

3 May

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Julie Cornish on 3 May 2017 .


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LocalGov blogs »
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    25 May 17
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