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Mayor of Solihull Coun Kate Wild, care professional of the year winner Mandy Hannigan and host of the awards ceremony Les Lawrence

Work of Solihull carers gets recognition at top awards ceremony

The outstanding work of Solihull's health and care workers was celebrated in the first ever Solihull Together for Better Lives awards.

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Mrs Kate Wild and the Mayor's Consort Mr Jim Wild

Celebrating Solihull the plan for Kate

The former English teacher was handed the chains of office at the annual council meeting on Tuesday.

Solihull Council have revealed their plans for the new, flagship Shirley Library

'Flagship' library plans are revealed

Plans for Shirley’s controversial new ‘library for the 21st century’ in Parkgate have been revealed.

There were over 1,000 incidents of fly tipping in Solihull Borough last year

Solihull Council spend out thousands on fly tipping

The council has spent out nearly £90,000 on illegal fly tipping in Solihull last year but no fines were issued

Lorely Burt

Consultation over library move decision is slammed.

INCENSED residents, councillors and MP Lorely Burt have accused the council of ‘discounting’ Shirley Library users’ views following a decision to move the facility into the new Parkgate development.

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

SOLIHULL Council are putting disability lifeline Shopmobility out to tender.

Cabinet member for community services, Coun Kate Wild, had previously recommended that the council take over from the charity board, to safeguard the future of the scheme after an independent assessment found concerns around the service’s governance and board management.

Library visits rise as spending falls\n

VISITS to Solihull libraries soared by 70,000 last year despite cuts to their budget.

Solihull residents told to pay for garden waste collections over winter

CASH-strapped Solihull Council has told residents they must pay if they want their garden waste collected over winter.

Decision to cut library opening hours stands as challenge is overturned\n

THE DECISION to cut library opening hours over lunchtimes will stand after a challenge by opposition councillors failed.

Shopmobility lifeline facing the axe

A DISABILITY ‘lifeline’ in Chelmsley Wood could shut in just four months, a former board member has claimed.

Shirley library plan is unveiled

A BRAND-new library could be built in Shirley town centre as part of the Parkgate development.

Solihull Council

Opening hours at libraries across the borough are due to be reduced as part of a new raft of spending cuts

Ten branch libraries will lose a total of 109 hours per week to save £54,000, under Solihull Council’s latest proposals

Parents join fight against hours reduction at creche

PARENTS of disabled children have joined a campaign to stop the council slashing the opening hours of a popular borough creche.

Firefighter plans to meet with Solihull Council over changes to creche.

A FIREFIGHTER campaigning to keep a gym creche open full time is planning to take her fight to Solihull Council.

Mums in Solihull slam creche reduction hours

A BOROUGH firefighter has warned she will hose down any plans to close a local creche following a council announcement to slash the opening hours of the facility.

Solihull satisfied with bin collections says survey

Enquiries should be made if some bin rounds are attracting an above average number of complaints, a borough councillor has said

Here come the girls; Coun Kate breaks another first as Rotary president

THE ROTARY Club of Solihull has announced its first ever female president.

Petition signed by 200 Solihull residents following cuts to creche facilities.

A 200-strong petition is due to be handed to Solihull Council following cuts made to two leisure centre creches in the borough.

Council closes creche in south Solihull

TUDOR Grange leisure centre crèche has been closed down by Solihull Council this week, saving just £11,535 a year.


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