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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 »

Pothole at edge of carriageway, has been marked up but is dangerous, 22nd June 

22 Jun

This has been left with a cone on it for months, the area has now been marked but it was so long ago the paint is fading, the pothole is very deep and dangerous.


Pothole left by stwa, 22nd June 

22 Jun

There has been a set of barriers and cones here for months, it is not lit and the road is unlit, can STWA now just leave holes as long as they barrier it, it is not safe and I have witnessed several near accidents due to this and the proximity...


Deceased fox, 21st June 

21 Jun

Deceased fox on grass verge at roadside.


Burst mains, 20th June 

20 Jun

Burst mains and sinking road just by speed bump junction Stonebridge crescent Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 207 Kingshurst Way, Kingshurst Report on FixMyStreet...


Residents dumping waste, 18th June 

18 Jun

Residents dumping bags again outside 19-27 Chilvers Grove B37 Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 77 Bannerlea Road, Kingshurst Report on FixMyStreet...


Increasing graffiti, 17th June 

17 Jun

There has been graffiti on the hoardings where Solihull Council are building flats on the previous Powergen site all year.


Graffiti on road sign, 17th June 

17 Jun

Could you please clean the Graffiti off the road sign ( carriage way heading towards the M42.


Kids on a dirt bike over in the field back of houses, 16th June 

16 Jun

Every weekend for the last month we have a load of youth in the field riding round on a dirt bike giving younger children rides.


Flytipping, 16th June 

16 Jun

Looks like asbestos sheets Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Cherry Tree Cottage Truggist Lane, Balsall Common Report on FixMyStreet...


Bollard, 14th June 

14 Jun

Bollard knocked over in middle of the road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 306 Blossomfield Road, Solihull 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 »

Uber private hire operator licence 

22 Jun

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Bobby singh on 22 June 2018 .


Social Services 

22 Jun

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Emily Dunn on 22 June 2018 .


Number of referrals to IMCA (Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy) 

22 Jun

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to K.


Number of referrals to IMCA (Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy) 

21 Jun

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by K.


Social Services 

21 Jun

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Emily Dunn on 21 June 2018 .


Information ref new Average Speed ANPR Fixed Speed Cameras 

20 Jun

Request to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by dennis fallon .


HMO Register Request 

18 Jun

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Tehmoor on 18 June 2018 .


Special Guardianship Allowance 

13 Jun

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to DAVID SMITH on 13 June 2018 .


Contractors delivering services for the Council 

13 Jun

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to phil spring on 13 June 2018 .


Contractors delivering services for the Council 

13 Jun

Follow up sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by phil spring on 13 June 2018 .


IT Infrastructure 

11 Jun

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Daniel Shaw on 11 June 2018 .


Contractors delivering services for the Council 

7 Jun

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to phil spring on 7 June 2018 .


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    20 Jun 18
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    20 Jun 18
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    18 Jun 18
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