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Ken Meeson

Solihull Children's centres to close in £600k cost-cutting bid

Council bosses have confirmed they will close all but four of the borough's dedicated children's centres as part of a £600,000 cost-cutting exercise in Solihull.

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.

Debbie Evans won the first borough seat for UKIP in Kingshurst and Fordbridge ward

Elections success for the Greens and UKIP

It's celebration time for the Greens in Solihull after the party moved into official opposition by winning three seats from Labour.

Solihull High Street

Fears that Solihull will snub combined local authority bid

Birmingham's council leader has spoken of his concern that Solihull will refuse to sign up to create a West Midlands-wide combined authority.

Solihull Council House

85 jobs to go in £2.5m council cost cuts

Almost 100 Solihull Council jobs are at risk in a £2.5 million cost-cutting drive.

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

Solihull Magistrates Court

Council stands firm on court changes

Solihull Council has condemned a "hurried" consultation on plans to move court cases to Birmingham

View of Station Road, Dorridge, where the new Sainsbury's development is planned

Dorridge decision due this week

Sainsbury's should be granted approval to make changes to its supermarket scheme in Dorridge, councillors were told this week

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

Councillors clash over Touchwood discussions

A ROW has erupted over which details surrounding plans to expand Touchwood shopping centre can be discussed in public.

Reduced car park occupancy rates in Shirley defended by leader of the council.

THE leader of Solihull Council, Ken Meeson, has said the reduced number of cars parking in parts of Shirley is a ‘good sign,’ despite concerns people are deserting the town.

Solihull apprentice show hailed a success

SOLIHULL Council Apprenticeship Show 2013 was a huge success, attracting nearly 1,800 parents and young people wanting to find out about apprenticeships and talk to local employers.

Smith's Wood residents get say on how £1m funds will be spent locally

Residents of a Solihull estate are being invited to have their say on how £1million of lottery funding should be spent in their area

Solihull residents to decide how £1 million Lottery money should be spent

Cars Estate residents have been invited to have their say on how £1million lottery funding will be spent in their area

Ken Meeson

'Keep calm and carry on', says leader of Solihull Council after budget is announced

Solihull Council has suffered an ‘unfair’ reduction in the Government grant this year - one of the largest drops nationally

Solihull Council

Keep calm and carry on - council tax frozen as borough swallows £7 million in cuts

Solihull Council has suffered an ‘unfair’ reduction in the Government grant this year - one of the largest drops nationally

David Jamieson

Concern over Solihull Council housing rent increase

Council housing tenants will see an increase in their rent from next month

People of Solihull getting a 'good deal.'

‘Challenging times ahead’ have been predicted for Solihull Council but residents have been assured they are still getting a ‘good deal'

Solihull Council

Solihull council tenants facing rent rise of 4.98 per cent

Council housing tenants will see an increase in their rent from next month

Fury as Sainsbury delays plans to build Dorridge supermarket

Council leader Ken Meeson has hit out at Sainsbury’s after it said construction on its proposed Forest Court site in Dorridge ‘will not begin in the near future’


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