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Close examination

The views expressed in the letter from Jean Shearman on the Planning Committee’s consideration of the Dorridge Sainsbury application (Letters) give a rather jaundiced account of what was described by several residents as an illustration of ‘democracy in action’.

Joy and dismay as HS2 gets the green light

“THINGS are only going to get worse” - that’s the view of Solihull’s high-speed rail opponents, following the Government’s decision to press ahead with the controversial project.

Joy and dismay as HS2 makes tracks for Solihull

“THINGS are only going to get worse” - that’s the view of Solihull’s high-speed rail opponents, following the Government’s decision to press ahead with the controversial project.

Democracy dies

REGARDING Sainbury’s, at last Wednesday’s planning meeting, Dorridge’s three ward councillors let down the 1,000+ constituents who did not want such a large store here by sitting on the fence and making out that the community was split down the middle.

Business as usual

I AM writing to say how upset I am that Shirley Royal British Legion continues to open up and trade while war veterans and members of the public march and attend Remembrance service.

Crumbling HS2

What a week for critics of the HS2 scheme! A petition of no less than 108,000 signatures went in to 10 Downing Street, plenty of them from Solihull and Meriden, all calling for the £34 billion project to be scrapped now.

Benefits

I HAVE been listening with increasing frustration to the presentation of HS2 simply as a way of Midlanders getting to London a bit quicker.

Worst fears

Last Saturday, when HHAG staged its HS2 exhibition in Chelmesley Wood, residents confirmed our worst fears about its likely impact.

Start of the end

An open letter to Lorely Burt MP

HS2 ‘spells end of Meriden Gap’

HIGH speed rail would mean the end of the Meriden Gap, Solihull Council was told this week.

Paint rage

AS A famous tennis player once said - ‘you cannot be serious!’

A messy start

  • NHS

Not a good start to 2011 when we walk down our road and see that it has been used as a ‘dog’s toilet’, and I am sure this is not the only road.

Changes fail to stop rail battle

THE GOVERNMENT’S preferred route for HS2 will ‘rob Peter to pay Paul’ according to a local opposition group.

Fantasy land

IT’S nine months since publication of the HS2 proposal. Some of the information has got distorted along the way, and needs clarifying.

Still to reach peak

With overcrowding on the railways back in the news, I went to see how close our bit of the West Coast Main Line is to being “full”.

An Eton education

I HAVE a question which could be set on next year’s A-level business studies paper, prompted by the Chancellor’s speech at the Conservative Party conference:

Getting there

I WISH to respond to the letters on Solihull’s kerbside waste and recycling service.

The rail issues

IT’S encouraging to see the High Speed 2 railway proposal has become a regular topic in your letters page.

Trains ‘not right’ for area

“THE staggering thing is that people have no idea that in 15 or 20 years time there will be an almighty structure here.”

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