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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 »

Damaged Traffic light opposite Shakespeare Drive, 23rd September 

23 Sep

The traffic light is not clearly visible to traffic exiting Shakespeare Drive because it is facing the wrong direction possibly from being hit by passing vehicle - could be dangerous.


Large potholes on left hand side of Windmil, opposite small 40 mph sign, as travel from A452 torts Wibmill., 22nd September 

22 Sep

We have just hit this pothole tonight, but it appears from this website that these potholes have been here for some months, and reported by others previously too.


Broken glass in centre reserve island of cycleway crossing, 19th September 

19 Sep

There is broken glass across the centre reserve island of the cycleway crossing of the A34 near the entrance to Blythe Valley Park (see area circled red in image).


Travelling along Windmill Lane from the A452 Kenilworth Road turn off, on the left-hand side of the road opposite one of the 40 mph signs between the verge and the road there is a large pothole., 17th September 

17 Sep

This pothole has been here for several months and is difficult to avoid if there is a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.


White lines, 16th September 

16 Sep

Since having a lovely new surface apart from 2 corners there are no white lines in the center or marking the edge of the road making it tricky at night Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Salter...


Roadkill, 15th September 

15 Sep

Dead badger Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Knowle Road, Barston Report on FixMyStreet...


Roadkill, 13th September 

13 Sep

Dead badger Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Fen End Road, Kenilworth Report on FixMyStreet...


No lane markings, 13th September 

13 Sep

No lane markings on the road about which cause really poor lane discipline and many potential accidents / near misses.


Roadkill, 13th September 

13 Sep

Dead badger Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 130 Kenilworth Road, Knowle Report on FixMyStreet...


Directional Sign missing, 11th September 

11 Sep

Directional sign keeps spinning around along with absent cross roads approaching marker and various warning bollards missing.


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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 »

Policies relating to service complaints, data protection and freedom of information 

21 Sep

Follow up sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Phil Kershaw on 21 September 2017 .


Committee terms of reference 

21 Sep

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Phil Kershaw on 21 September 2017 .


Policies relating to service complaints, data protection and freedom of information 

21 Sep

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Phil Kershaw on 21 September 2017 .


OLEV funded EV rapid charge points 

21 Sep

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to John West on 21 September 2017 .


Education information 

21 Sep

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Lily Kerrigan on 21 September 2017 .


Committee terms of reference 

20 Sep

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Phil Kershaw on 20 September 2017 .


Policies relating to service complaints, data protection and freedom of information 

20 Sep

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Phil Kershaw on 20 September 2017 .


OLEV funded EV rapid charge points 

19 Sep

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by John West on 19 September 2017 .


Care and/or Support Plans 

15 Sep

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to A on 15 September 2017 .


Restructure of Neighbourhood Services, Regulatory Services and Environmental Services – approval of redundancies 

15 Sep

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Phil Kershaw on 15 September 2017 .


Restructure of Neighbourhood Services, Regulatory Services and Environmental Services 

15 Sep

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Phil Kershaw on 15 September 2017 .


Licences issued under Highways Act 1980 and New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 

15 Sep

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Phil Kershaw on 15 September 2017 .


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LocalGov blogs »
  • I only have 10 minutes to help jobseekers get back on their feet and find work
    23 Sep 17
    Staff like me desperately try to provide what little help we can – but jobcentre closures and the roll out of universal credit will make things even worse As a jobcentre work coach , I am tasked with moving jobseekers (those on health-related…
  • Social housing: haunted by Grenfell, hemmed in by cuts, left in limbo
    22 Sep 17
    Warm words for social housing providers from communities secretary Sajid Javid can’t make up for a lack of a coherent housing policy When housing association leaders met in Birmingham this week, the sun shone, but a metaphorical pall of smoke…
  • GovWifi: ready to make more connections
    21 Sep 17
    GovWifi is a single wifi login which can be installed by government departments over their existing infrastructure. Users register once, they don’t need to remember a password or sign in to different networks when they move between buildings…
  • Why we blog in government: Blog Camp 2017
    21 Sep 17
    At this year’s Blog Camp, we brought together blog editors from across government to share ideas and best practice, to create connections and partnerships, and to consider how we can blog bigger and better.
  • Love it, hate it – or just don't get it: share your pictures of public art
    21 Sep 17
    Send us pictures of the local sculptures and artworks that have inspired civic pride, raised eyebrows and provoked lively debate in the pub Related: Rachel Whiteread: Turner prize winner criticises ‘plop art’ Turner prize winner Rachel Whiteread…
  • Viewpoint: London Ventures
    20 Sep 17
    London Ventures is a partnership between London Councils, the umbrella body for London local government, and EY, overseen and sponsored by the Capital Ambition Board.
  • Government must get better at valuing the costs and benefits of infrastructure
    19 Sep 17
    The Government’s use of cost benefit analysis must improve if crucial investments in the country’s infrastructure are to succeed, argues a new report. Published today by the Institute for Government, How to value infrastructure: Improving …
  • Local government services to start using GOV.UK Pay
    19 Sep 17
    So far, GOV.UK Pay has only been available to central government bodies, but we’re now ready to start offering GOV.UK Pay to local government.
  • We must revisit the role of local government
    18 Sep 17
    There is always a beginning of term feeling to September, but this year it feels more acute than usual, writes Jonathan Carr-West.