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Speed cameras saved from axe

SOME speed cameras will stay on in Solihull, but it’s still unclear how many – or for how long.

‘Failure’ claim over bus links

ATTEMPTS to improve bus links between north and south Solihull have “failed totally”, a long-standing councillor claims.

Drivers verging on parking ban

Drivers could be facing fines of up to £70 for parking on pavements and grass verges.

Changes to services still a moving bus

THIS month will see the biggest shake-up of north Solihull’s bus services for over 25 years.

Tenants hit with a huge hike in rents

COUNCIL house tenants in Solihull will be hammered by an inflation-busting increase in rent.

Jobs escape the budget cuts axe

NO jobs will go at Solihull Council, despite the local authority having to slash its budget by 10 per cent.

‘Speed cameras aren’t the way’

PARTIES clashed over plans to switch-off Solihull’s speed cameras at this week’s Full Council meeting.

Cutting the commuting

AMBITIOUS plans to bring the Midland Metro into Solihull could slash journey times for commuters.

End of road for speed cameras

SPEED cameras across Solihull are set to be shut down within two months, road chiefs have revealed.

Lights idea aims to cut accidents

ROAD chiefs hope that a new scheme will reduce the number of crashes at a local accident black spot.

Price hike in Solihull car park charges

CAR parking charges are set to go up in Solihull town centre from January 24.

Missing gritters

On Saturday, December 18 I travelled from Rugby to Balsall Common to help my mother-in-law to bake mince pies.

‘We will confront Government on budget’

THE leader of Solihull Council has vowed to confront the Government over the funding announced for Solihull.

Area hit hard by big freeze

HEAVY snow and icy conditions have brought many services in Solihull grinding to a halt.

Rail parking - action call

RAIL passengers parking up all-day in Hampton-in-Arden are causing a major headache for local residents.

Solihull 'still moving' despite heavy snow

SOLIHULL was buried beneath several inches of snow on Saturday and there’s no end in sight to the freezing conditions.

Hampton residents slam all day parkers

RAIL passengers parking up all-day in Hampton-in-Arden are causing a major headache for local residents.

HS2 plans on show

Plans for the controversial HS2 high speed train line that will run through the Meriden Gap are to be displayed in Hampton in Arden.

Samaritan plea as winter bites

SOLIHULL has been kept moving despite the winter weather that’s gripped the country.

Saying thanks

VISITORS to Solihull using Mell Square Car Park, in particular the ground floor parking facility for disabled visitors, will have observed that many months ago, the car park entrance doors adjacent to the lifts were automated.

Council is ready for winter woes

ROAD chiefs have said that Solihull is more than ready to handle a winter as bad, or worse, than last year.

A bus boost for children

CHILDREN at a Solihull school are putting their best feet forward and staying healthy and safe by taking part in a walking bus.

Crossing to be installed

PLANS have been agreed to install a zebra crossing on Cooks Lane in north Solihull.

Public transport is key to prosperity

BETTER transport links could be key to driving down unemployment in Solihull, road chiefs have said.

Restrictions killing trade

THE OWNER of an Indian takeaway on Damson Lane says parking restrictions in nearby roads are crippling business.

Tributes flood in to long serving councillor Honor

FAMILY and friends have paid tribute to Solihull’s oldest councillor, who died this week.

New moves to boost recycling

FUTURE plans for Solihull’s refuse and recycling collections were unveiled this month.

Flats plan rejected

Protesters packed a Solihull Council planning meeting last week to hear the result of an application to build three storey flats in Kingshurst

Delight as Kingshurst flats plan is thrown out

Protesters packed a planning meeting of Solihull council last night to hear the result of an application to build three storey flats in Kingshurst

Vow to get build scheme on track

EFFORTS to get a flagship programme to rebuild local schools back on track, have received cross-party backing.

Vow to get build scheme on track

EFFORTS to get a flagship programme to rebuild local schools back on track, have received cross-party backing.

Review sparks cutback fears

THE IMPACT of the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review was being felt across the borough as the Solihull News went to press on Wednesday night.

Disappointment over no crossing

TRAFFIC-calming measures are being introduced to a busy interchange, following concerns from elderly shoppers.

Lessons learned from Big Freeze

STEPS have been taken to ensure Solihull is at the ready for another deep freeze.

‘You won’t have to pay a penny’

ROAD chief David Jamieson has re-assured taxpayers that the borough won’t have to stump up cash to fund the diversion of the A45.

Bus drive to help jobless find work

A REVIEW of bus services could help tackle unemployment in some of the borough’s poorest areas.

Petitions blow hole in coffers

PETITIONS submitted to Solihull Council are costing thousands of pounds to process.

School-run park problems aired

PARENTS who drive their children to school are giving residents a major headache, a meeting was told this month.

Accidents plummet thanks to cameras

SERIOUS accidents in Solihull have dropped by half since speed cameras were introduced 16-years-ago, it has been revealed.

Uncertain future for speed cameras

SOLIHULL will have to find other ways to fund its speed cameras, after government announced it was slashing road safety budgets.

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