Meriden Adventure Playground receives huge funding boost

The Meriden Adventure Playground in Chelmsley Wood has received a $63,000 (around £40,000) cheque from Alcoa to help renovate the adventure playground. The amount received was the largest single donation by the company in the UK. The cheque was received by the Mayor of Solihull Councillor Glenis Slater on Wednesday 14th October at the Alcoa…

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Solihull Council approves recommendation to become constituent member of a WMCA

Solihull Council approved a recommendation to becoming a constituent member of a West Midlands Combined Authority at last night’s meeting of the full council held on 13th October 2015. Commenting on the decision, Councillor Bob Sleigh, Leader of Solihull Council said: “Since I began talking to partners across the West Midlands in November 2014, I…

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Solihull Lions donate nine defibrillators to FastAid Community First Responders – and one helps save a life on its first day in service

One of nine defibrillators donated to the Solihull borough helped to resuscitate someone in need on its first day of use. Solihull Lions donated the defibrillators, worth over £10,000, to FastAid Community First Responders (CFRs). The presentation of the lifesaving equipment was made at Solihull mayor’s parlour. Mayor of Solihull Councillor Glenis Slater praised both…

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Norah Charlish from Solihull was part of the Bletchley code-breaking operation in Second World War

99-year-old Norah Charlish has led a remarkable secret life – she helped end the Second World War – but her work was so secretive even she did not realise the role she had played until 30 years after the Nazis were defeated. Norah was part of the Bletchley code-breaking operation, working at one of the…

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Two new schools open in Chelmsley Wood

Two new schools opened in Chelmsley Wood on Monday 7th September – Fordbridge Community Primary School and Coleshill Heath School. The schools, which cost £18million to build, are part of the North Solihull Partnership’s continuing investment in the area. As well as providing education in brand new buildings, the schools will be providing two school…

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Solihull Council teams up with police to stop ‘street racers’ and antisocial car gatherings

Solihull Council, in partnership with West Midlands Police, is taking steps to stop ‘street racers’ and antisocial gatherings of car enthusiasts from happening across the borough. The council has agreed to form a working group with the police and key stakeholders to pursue the introduction of powers through a court order to protect residents and…

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Elderly pedestrian dies after Solihull RTC

West Midlands Police are asking witnesses to a collision between a pedestrian and a Ford Fiesta in Solihull to come forward. The collision happened just after midday yesterday (Saturday 22/08) on Warwick Road near to the St Johns Hotel. A 74-year-old man, who was staying with family locally, was taken to hospital with a serious…

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Man charged in connection with attack on Mormon bishop in Chelmsley Wood

A man will appear in court this morning (21/08) charged in connection with an attack on Mormon bishop David Charmbury last weekend. Harley Heyes, 36 of Bluebell Drive, Chelmsley Wood, was charged this morning with assault causing grievous bodily harm with intent, taking a vehicle by force and having no insurance. Heyes will appear at…

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Family pay tribute to teenage girl found in Dickens Heath canal

The family of Sophie Leanne Drozdzik, who tragically drowned in Dickens Heath canal last month, have paid tribute to their ‘beautiful daughter’. The 18-year-old Warwickshire College student was found in the early hours of 3rd July after it is believed she fell in the canal after suffering from an epileptic seizure. Her tragic death came…

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Body of Solihull woman Suzanne Hughes who went missing in Norfolk found off the coast of Holland

The body of a Solihull woman who went missing on holiday in Norfolk has been found by police off the coast of Holland. 67-year-old Suzanne Hughes disappeared last month on the final day of her holiday at the seaside resort of Cromer. Norfolk Police have confirmed today (05/08) that the body of a woman found…

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