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A SHARED garden for residents of high rise flats in Chelmsley Wood has been given a revamp.

Woodbrooke House occupants successfully bid for part of Solihull Community Housing’s £90,000 annual funding for environmental improvements and were able to work with a landscape architect from Groundwork to help design the new garden.

Anti-social behaviour injunction for man who threatened housing staff.

A MAN has been banned from entering Solihull Council offices after he verbally threatened a member of staff.

Neighbour gives pledge to behave

A NUISANCE neighbour from Olton has promised to improve his behaviour.

Writing on the wall for taggers

GRAFFITI cost local taxpayers a whopping £160,000 last year, new figures have revealed.

Park problems success praise

POLICE have paid tribute to local residents for helping them tackle an anti-social behaviour problem in Willow Park, Balsall Common.

ASBO for neighbour

A MAN who regularly harassed his neighbours in Chelmsley Wood has been handed an ASBO by Birmingham County Court.

Tea party thank you to Solihull Champions

Solihull’s Environment Champions were thanked by the Mayor and Mayoress of Solihull last week at a re-opening Tea Party celebration following the successful refurbishment of Crabtree Hall.

Anti social behaviour order made against Solihull tenant

A Solihull resident has been given a two year injunction for anti social behaviour and ordered to pay over £3500.

Awards joy for Solihull Community Housing

Solihull Community Housing (SCH) has received a national award for a new service which has slashed tenants’ waiting times for housing adaptations.

Drugs den shut down by police

A CHELMSLEY Wood drugs den believed to have been visited more than 50 times a day by addicts has been shut down by police.

Helping hand

HOW sad my Tory friend Councillor Mike Robinson is suffering a severe attack of Sour Grapes (Letters June 11) as they have - after too many years - lost control of Solihull Council.

A new role for chief executive

THE chief executive of Solihull Community Housing (SCH) is leaving to take up a post at LHA-ASRA Group, a housing and regeneration agency.

Crackdown on anti social crime

SOLIHULL Community Housing chiefs have promised to get tough with people who cause environmental crimes in the borough.

Uniting to wage war over graffiti

GRAFFITI has unfortunately become a common sight in towns and cities.

Keeping young out of trouble

MOST young people never enter into criminal or anti-social behaviour but for some there is the potential to turn to crime.

Getting involved is the key to success

If you want to make sure that your community is as safe as possible, one of the best things to do is to get involved.

Town bucks trend with boost in jobs

OVER 100 new jobs have been created in Solihull, the authorities announced this week.

Flap over cockatiel

DO you recognise this colourful cockatiel – which was found making a flap in Kingshurst last Friday?

Domestic abuse - time to speak out

DON’T suffer in silence – speak out about domestic abuse with the help of Safer Solihull.

Alarms dished out after woman attack

THE Neighbourhood Police team in Dorridge have been handing out attack alarms after a woman commuter endured a horrifying ordeal.

Small acts of kindness add up

I THOUGHT I had drawn the short straw this summer when I drew a challenge to create a community garden out of a lucky dip for MPs on “Make a Difference Day”.

Disabled man’s heat noise trauma solved

“IF it keeps on I will top myself!”

Spreading the safe message

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The Solihull News has joined forces with Safer Solihull to spread the word that our borough really is a safe place to live, work and visit.

Solihull - Have your say on making it safer

The Solihull News has joined forces with Safer Solihull to spread the word that our borough really is a safe place to live, work and visit.

Residents unite to create garden

Land which had become a playground for yobs has been transformed into a communal garden area

Recession may force project changes

SOLIHULL Council’s cabinet members were last night asked to approve changes to the north Solihull regeneration project.

Recession hits the regen plans

More than 500 residents in north Solihull will today have received hand delivered letters informing them their properties will either no longer be developed or demolition plans will be delayed as part of a £1.8 billion regeneration project to transform the area

£7m scheme is celebrated

LOCAL councillors teamed up with residents to celebrate the completion of a £7 million Extra Care scheme for older people.

Flourishing success for prize residents

From the blooming Buddelia to the glorious Gladioli, each flower impressed the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Norman Davies.

Teamwork helps to cut bad behaviour

SOLIHULL Community Housing (SCH) is to thank for the transformation an epicentre for anti-social behaviour has undergone, ending the problems.

Addicts working to create garden

RECOVERING drug addicts will be ploughing their efforts into creating a community garden with the elderly residents of Woodbrooke House, Chelmsey Wood.

Duo to pay costs of over £1,000 for attempted theft of batteries at depot

TWO men who tried to steal used batteries from a council depot will each have to pay costs of over £1,000.

Allotments to help long term jobless

A community housing project, aimed at getting long term unemployed people from Solihull back into work, has been given tools to help trainees transform wasteland into allotment plots across the borough.

Cracking down

I WOULD like to share some news in the hope that it will encourage them to speak out about anti-social behaviour wherever they live in the Solihull.

A fine service

‘ANONYMOUS’ letter writer (July 17) makes serious accusations about the efficiency and courtesy of Solihull Community Housing.

Safety is priority

Your recent articles regarding maternity services in Solihull call for a response that both outlines the true situation and reassures women in Solihull, particularly mothers-to-be and those thinking of pregnancy.

House causing illness

A YOUNG mum fears that the mouldy conditions in her Smith’s Wood home could be making her little boy sick.

Housing fury over 'tenant from hell'

UNSUSPECTING landlords are having questionable tenants foisted upon them by Solihull Community Housing.

Time for a big clear out

A COMMUNITY clean-up day helped put the finishing touches to an area in Shirley previously plagued by anti-social behaviour.

Pupils go potty to beat yobs

GREEN-fingered pupils spent a day gardening in a Solihull school in a bid to help understand anti-social behaviour.


Cathrina Hulse
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