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Get a hand up before it’s too late

HOUSING is always a big issue, but my fear is, in this time of recession, the situation is going to get far worse before it gets better.

Tenant is evicted by council

A SOLIHULL tenant has been evicted for failing to maintain the condition of her property – despite been given numerous chances to do so.

Lifeline for those facing repossession

VULNERABLE homeowners in Solihull who are at risk of having their homes repossessed have been thrown a lifeline of help from the government this week after a new mortgage rescue scheme was unveiled.

The crunch

SOLIHULL’s Citizens Advice Bureaux have been inundated with people asking for help with debts and unemployment.

Cash boost to combat effects of credit crunch

Solihull is one of 60 across the country that will benefit from increased government funding to boost its housing and employment advice service for residents.

Asbestos is 'not a threat'

Just a day after three derelict bungalows in North Solihull were set ablaze by vandals, a fourth property was also set alight by arsonists sparking fears of a possible asbestos contamination

"We will not let you down" - Solihull Council pledge over credit crunch

Council chiefs and community and business leaders in Solihull have held an "economic summit" to discuss ways of helping the borough and its people survive the global financial crisis

Uplifting

ON Wednesday, October 1 it was UK Older Persons' Day and a lovely occasion was organised by Rob Embrey of Solihull Community Housing at the Onwards Club in Chelmsley Wood.

Quality is main housing issue

ONE of my biggest issues in my post bag is housing.

Solar plan is way to beat rising fuel prices

SOLAR panels are to be fitted to 15 high-rise flats in the heart of north Solihull.

Bricks and mortar

MODERATE Solihull Council does a fairly good job of sharing out limited finance.

Packs aimed at vulnerable

Smith's Wood residents concerned about anti-social behaviour in their neighbourhood have been issued with 'vulnerable person' packs

Residents angered by teenage footballers

RESIDENTS in a Chelmsley Wood flat are being driven up the wall by teens kicking footballs against their home.

Regen project chief exec Janet Bradbury speaks...

JANET Bradbury, Chief Executive of the North Solihull Partnership said they were "committed to minimising the amount of time that a property remains empty prior to demolition".

Blag a tagger to help beat graffiti

IN last week's edition of the Solihull News we featured an article regarding the presence of graffiti in Solihull.

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