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Shirley Park

Rain causing Park strife as waterlogging holds up work

Impovement work at Shirley Park costing thousands of pounds has ground to a halt - because swathes of the green space are waterlogged.

Councillor Ken Meeson

Solihull Council leader reshuffles his cabinet

Leader of Solihull Council, Ken Meeson, has reshuffled his cabinet at the start of the new municipal year

Shirley Park improvements take shape

A CLEARER picture is emerging of how a cash sum of more than half a million will be spent on improving Shirley Park.

Vulnerable locals get advice on door-to-door salesman

SOLIHULL Council joined forces with the police this week to offer advice to locals on doorstep selling.

'Premature' plans threaten character of Knowle

PLANS for over 90 new homes in Knowle are ‘too much, too soon’, a local society has warned.

BEREAVED son 'dismayed' after he's unable to see mother's entry in cemetery's remembrance book

A BEREAVED son has received an apology from Solihull Council after he could not view his mother’s entry in Robin Hood Cemetery’s Book of Remembrance.

Shortlist Tory candidate Tildesley discovers this week if he has clinched Commissioner job

SOLIHULL’S Joe Tildesley has admitted he is not confident of securing the vote as Tory candidate for West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.

Top author guest speaker at Solihull Conservatives lunch

Louise Mensch, Conservative MP for Corby & East Northamptonshire, who writes her best-selling novels under her maiden name Louise Bagshawe, was guest speaker at a literary lunch held by Solihull Borough Conservatives last week.

A SOLIHULL candidate for the elected role of police commissioner says she will look to the private sector to free up time and money for ‘proper coppers’.

Knowle Councillor Diana Holl-Allen, vice chair of the Police Authority, is the fourth to throw her hat into the ring to become Conservative candidate for the role, with the power to set policing and crime priorities, allocate budgets and hire and fire the Chief Constable.

Cost of metal theft in Solihull

MEDDLING metal thieves are costing cash-strapped Solihull Council in excess of £25,000 a year.

No arrests made over Prancing Horse metal thefts

ATTEMPTS to track down the thieves who caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to a borough landmark have proven unsuccessful so far.

Mother's Day heartbreak at graveside

A BOROUGH woman, who visited the graves of her mum and daughter on Mother’s Day, was distraught to discover six tonnes of soil had been dumped on top of them.

A BOROUGH woman, who visited the graves of her mum and daughter on Mother’s Day, was distraught to discover six tonnes of soil had been dumped on top of them.

Mags Courtney-Brown branded managers of Robin Hood Cemetery and Crematorium in Shirley “heartless” after finding her loved ones’ graves covered in the huge mound of dirt from a nearby grave.

Royal honour for swim hero Chris

MARATHON swimmer Dr Chris Stockdale has received an MBE for services to charities from the Queen.

Solihull steps up help for victims of hate crime

A HATE crime service has been extended in Solihull to encourage more victims to report the incidents.

Royal honour for service to police force

KNOWLE councillor Diana Holl-Allen has been awarded an MBE for services to the police.

MBE awarded to Solihull councillor

KNOWLE councillor Diana Holl-Allen has been awarded an MBE for services to the police.

Young artists asked to design jubilee tribute

BUDDING young artists are being given the opportunity to turn their work into a piece of local history at Malvern Park.

Stay safe on Bonfire night

STAY safe this Bonfire Night ! That’s the message from Safer Solihull Partnership, who are visiting local traders to ensure fireworks are being stored correctly, and sold only to those aged over 18.

Rogue traders crackdown

COWBOY traders were targeted in an initiative led by Solihull Council’s trading standards officers and the police last week.

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