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Last year's Neighbourhood in Bloom winner in Bosworth Drive.

Solihull in Bloom has officially been launched for 2015

The annual competition celebrates the green-fingered residents of Solihull who help to keep the borough looking ‘blooming great.’

New homes given the green light despite massive objection

Plans to build two four- bedroom detached houses in place of a bungalow in Solihull have been given the go-ahead, despite a raft of objections from the local community

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

Homes plan goes ahead despite objections

Plans to build two four bedroom detached houses in place of a bungalow in Solihull have been given the go ahead, despite a raft of objections from the local community

Solihull and Chelmsley ambulance stations to be sold off

Solihull and Chelmsley Wood ambulance stations are being sold off to make way for a central Birmingam-based hub

Solihull family's plea for no more phone masts outside their home.

‘STOP putting up phone masts outside our home,’ a Solihull family has pleaded now THREE of the ‘eyesore’ poles have been erected next to their property.

Four Ashes housing development given the green light

Plans for a new housing development in Bentley Heath - previously thrown out because not enough homes had been proposed - have now been given the go ahead

Solihull Tories choose their parliamentary candidate for 2015

  • BBC

AN AWARD-winning journalist and author has been chosen as the Conservative candidate for Solihull at the next General Election.

Mason Recci

Junior tennis champ allowed to keep home court

A teenage tennis ace, from Earlswood, has been allowed to keep his fluorescent orange court, on the condition it is changed to a slightly less eye-catching green

Council 'held up to ridicule' by mast application

A COUNCILLOR has claimed Solihull’s planning department has been “held up to ridicule” after a telecoms mast, erected under emergency powers, was granted planning permission.

Daughter leaves planning meeting in tears after being told she can't build a home to care for her parents

A DEVOTED daughter left last week’s planning committee in tears after plans to allow her to build a bungalow in her garden to care for her critically ill and disabled parents were rejected.

Development granted at local eyesore after residents' support

A SITE left to go to wrack and ruin in the heart of Balsall Common is to be redeveloped.

Council warned not to expose themselves to cost over planning rules

PLANNERS have been warned not to ‘over-stretch’ rules, risking a costly appeal, after a controversial housing development in Streetsbrook Road was refused for the fourth time.

Queston Time at Solihull School with Ritula Shah

  • BBC

BBC Radio 4’s Ritula Shah is to chair a TV-style Question Time event for sixth formers across the local area at Solihull School on June 22.

A LABOUR councillor has announced possible plans to step down at the next election after being named and shamed as having the worst attendance to council meetings.

Figures obtained from Solihull Council showed, on average, Labour Party members attended just 80 per cent of council meetings over the past 12 months, 12 per cent less than the Tories.

College plans to boost local economy

NEW construction and car engineering workshops are to be built at Solihull College’s Woodlands Campus to help boost local employment.

RESIDENTS’ retirement years will be ruined by plans for a brand new sports hall at Eversfield School.

Inhabitants at Fernleigh Court retirement apartments, in Kelvedon Grove, Solihull, claim that constant noise from people using the school out of hours was damaging their quality of life which would worsen now plans for new sports hall and swimming pool, were approved earlier this month.

Solihull takeaway plans thrown out

COUNCILLORS have thrown out plans for a takeaway in a residential area of Chelmsley Wood, despite nearly 500 people signing a petition to support it.

Solihull planners vote in favour of Sainsbury's supermarket in Dorridge

IT’S been a village divided but a packed council chamber saw Solihull councillors give a unanimous thumbs up to the controversial Sainbury’s supermarket application in Dorridge on Wednesday evening (November 30).

Petition bid to halt another restaurant and takeaway in Solihull

A THIRD restaurant could get the go ahead at Dovehouse Parade in Solihull if councillors approve a revised planning application next Wednesday (July 27).


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