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White Christmas is guaranteed this year

It’s all very slush, slush, but it WILL snow in Solihull this Christmas holiday.

BID manager Melanie Palmer

New BID manager will make every levy count

Just five weeks into the job, Melanie Palmer is already implementing a face-to-face survey for all 468 members

Birmingham store "no threat" to phenomenal success of John Lewis Solihull

JOHN Lewis MD Andy Street has assured local business leaders that the new flagship Birmingham store will be no threat to the “phenomenal success” of Solihull.

Pay and display trial extended at Mell Square and Lode Lane

MELL Square’s trial of pay-and-display parking will be extended until December while a three month trial is to be introduced at Lode Lane, it has been confirmed.

Andy Street, MD of John Lewis, to address Solihull BID

Andy Street, Chair of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP and managing director of John Lewis, is to address Solihull town centre businesses in a breakfast event hosted by Solihull Business Improvement District (BID)

Go ahead given for 12 more months of pay and display at Mell Square - and a trial at Lode Lane

MELL Square pay and display trial will be extended until December while a three month trial is to be introduced at Lode Lane.

Solihull BID launch gateway campaign to promote the town

SOLIHULL BID are launching a £60,000 gateway advertising campaign at the NEC and Birmingham Airport, to promote the town centre to millions.

Jasper Carrott to headline Solihull Comedy Festival Lolihull

JASPER Carrott will headline Solihull’s new comedy and literature festival, announced by the borough’s Business Improvement District.

Solihull bucks the national trend

Solihull Business Improvement District has responded to reports of a rise in vacant shops on Britain’s high streets with the positive news that Solihull town centre is seeing the opposite occur

Taste of Solihull event set to tingle tastebuds

ARE your taste buds tingling yet? The three-day ‘A Taste of Solihull’ event kicks off in Mell Square next month.

Festival gives a taste of the whole world on your doorstep

VISITORS to Solihull will be in for a tasty treat this October as a week-long celebration by many of the town’s cafes, restaurants, food shops and bars creates a festival atmosphere, helping to increase footfall to the town at this tough time for the high street.

Traders’ joy as area cleared up

A DUMPING ground in Solihull town centre has been transformed thanks to the efforts of Solihull BID (Solihull Town Centre Business Improvement District) and the probation service.

BID group starts director search

THE hunt is on for a new director of the Solihull Town Centre Business Improvement District after a Dorridge man recently appointed to the role left to pursue other interests.

No clothes

I DO hope Ken Meeson will soon come to the notice of the producers of Strictly Come Dancing: the way he tap-dances around the truth (letters, 8 January).

An insult

WITH regard to the two letters from year 13 students at Solihull College, I am one of the unfortunate parents who has to run the gauntlet each afternoon through Malvern Park.

'Exotic dance club' to open

THE first ‘gentleman’s club’ in Solihull is set to throw open its doors later this month - despite fears that it could cheapen the character of the historical and affluent borough.

Solihull will be left behind

A ‘STREET meeting’ to discuss £540,000 worth of proposals was organised this week at the St John’s Hotel as of the Solihull BID proposal.


Cathrina Hulse
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