Consultation has been extended for Solihull Gateway project


Residents and visitors to Solihull will have another opportunity to discuss the Solihull Gateway project with Council officers following two recent consultation events. Solihull Council’s transport officers will be running an event at Solihull Central Library from 11.00am – 3.00pm on Monday 10th February. The consultation deadline has also been extended until 24th February 2014….

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Solihull is to get 3 ambulances back under revised plans for its Community Ambulance Stations

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In a report to Solihull’s Healthier Communities Scrutiny Board Meeting scheduled for 10th February, Solihull is to get three crewed ambulances based at the new Community Ambulance Stations (CAS) in addition to the Rapid Response Vehicles (RRV). At present, stations are operational in Shirley at Green Lane, Olton at Hillborough Road and at Solihull Fire…

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Housing plans in Cheswick Green, Dickens Heath and Tidbury Green are thrown out by planners

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At a packed Planning Meeting on 29th January all four Housing Schemes at Cheswick Green, Braggs Farm Road, Dickens Heath Road and Tidbury Green Farm were refused. Three were refused as being premature and not due for release until post 2018 or 2023 and Tidbury Green Farm because it is in Green Belt – a…

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Fancy a pub in your back garden?


A semi-detached house in Solihull listed on Rightmove has all the features of a regular home: ‘Porch, hallway, master bedroom with en-suite, family bathroom – rear garden with pub’. The Watersedge Inn comes with a fully-stocked bar, traditional bar stools, a dartboard and a pool table! Full story and more pictures here:

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Solihull theatre group is praised by writer of the musical they are performing

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The group has received a special message of support from the writer of the successful Broadway musical it is set to perform after she saw a preview video on YouTube. Jill Santoriello, who wrote A Tale of Two Cities, the musical, contacted Knowle Musical Society after seeing a preview video featuring snippets of songs being…

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Tributes have been paid to a former worker at the Castle Bromwich Spitfire factory who has died at the age of 101

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The family of Charles Davis, of Sheldon, who still swam five times a week even after he passed his 100th birthday, said he always took a pride in his fitness. His son, John, revealed that when he fell ill and ended up in hospital shortly before his birthday, it was the first time he had…

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Objections to Muslim Cemetery in Catherine-de-Barnes


Solihull Council said it had received a number of letters against the plans to build a 4,000-plot Muslim burial ground in the village of Catherine-de-Barnes. Local people said the development was inappropriate and would cause traffic problems in the village. More than 900 people have signed a petition against it, campaigners said. Councillor Bob Sleigh,…

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Poorly hedgehog stolen from rescue centre in Solihull


STOLEN: A sick hedgehog has been stolen from a hedgehog rescue centre in Solihull. Please read the full details below. If you have any information please contact Happyhogs directly or call the police on 101. Please SHARE this appeal. This is what Happyhogs Rescue Centre in Solihull had to say: Devastated and fuming doesn’t even…

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School pupils in Solihull are urged to walk home in pairs after a man tried to lure a ten-year-old girl into a car


West Midlands Police said the incident happened at approximately 8.20am on Friday morning (24th), when a man in a silver car pulled alongside the girl in Slater Road near the junction with Mill Lane, Bentley Heath, and asked her to get in. She immediately said “no”, then ran off and alerted her school, who called…

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