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Free access to Solihull care services under threat

Free access to some care services for people on benefits could be scrapped following attempts by Solihull Council to make the system fairer.

Coun Bob Sleigh

Council spent £5m on staff pay-offs in 2 years

Solihull Council bosses paid £2,079,000 to 95 people in 2013/14 for voluntary and compulsory redundancies.

Councillor Chris Williams

Axe looming over Solihull Children's Centres

Solihull Council could close all of its 14 dedicated children's centres by next year following a £600,000 cut in its budget.

Robin Hood Cemetery

Upset at plan to ban grave decorations

Cemetery bosses are looking to ban grieving families from placing ‘excessive’ decorations on graves and memorials under new regulations.

Food banks are being handed out in Solihull

Huge rise in demand for help from food banks

Food banks in Solihull have handed out over 3,500 to those in need in the past year.

Teachers across the country took part in strike action on October 1, this year.

Letter sent to parents named teaching staff going on strike

Concern has been raised by teachers' union after the head of Smith's Wood Primary School named staff about to strike in a letter to parents

Social housing in the borough

Plans to axe 8,000 from housing list

Solihull Council are planning to remove the bottom 8,000 from the social housing list

caroline spelman

Call for council to oppose HS2 proposal

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A borough councillor has said hopes of securing significant changes to the high-speed rail line through Solihull are fading fast

Solihull Council

Changes to be made to two borough day centres

Plans have been put forward to close one day centre in the borough and open another - used by people with learning disabilities - to the whole of the community

Chelmsley Wood mum horror at rat problem

A MUM whose foot went through the rotten floor of her council house was horrified to find the space underneath riddled with rat droppings.

Craig Croft renamed as Chelmund Cross in controversial public vote

AFTER much controversy, the new name for Craig Croft Village Centre has finally been announced.

Twitter rages as the new name for Craig Croft is announced

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Band together for better energy rates, locals urged

RESIDENTS are being urged to band together and use ‘people power’ to demand better energy rates.

Locals reject old new name for Craig Croft\n\n

RESIDENTS claim that a public vote to rename Craig Croft Village Centre has fallen into farce after one of the options put forward was...Craig Croft.

Solihull councillor says court could shock litterbugs into changing their ways

A borough councillor has said the “sharp shock” of being taken to court may make people think twice about littering

HS2 route revisions would mean better deal for Chelmsley Wood

NEW maps of the HS2 route indicate the rail-line will not pass as close to Chelmsley Wood residents as originally feared.

Plan to protect Chelmsley Wood woodland

PLANS were expected to be approved this week to designate what remains of Chelmsley Wood’s woodland and the nearby lake in Meriden Park as a local nature reserve.

Greens celebrate record breaking result

NEWLY-elected Green Party councillor Chris Williams took the Chelmsley Wood ward by storm, polling more than twice as many votes as Labour.

Solihull Council - Local elections by ward


Conservatives retain control of Solihull but the day belongs to the Greens and Independents

THE Conservatives have retained control of Solihull Council but it was the smaller parties who had most to smile about in the borough after the local elections.


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