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Protest rally against Shirley library relocation to be held next weekend

ANGRY locals are holding a ‘Save Shirley Library’ rally next weekend in protest over proposals to relocate the facility to Parkgate.

Locals celebrate all that is good about Shirley.

PARKGATE, the planned library move, parking problems - Shirley may have its fair share of controversy but the Solihull News thinks there is also plenty to celebrate.

Solihull Council

Solihull Council continues gypsy site provision process

Plans to allocate gypsy and traveller sites in the borough have been given the thumbs up by Solihull councillors

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.

Solihull Council plan to introduce parking restrictions across Dickens Heath

SOLIHULL Council is launching a consultation on plans to introduce tough new parking restrictions across Dickens Heath.

Hundreds raise objections to Shirley parking charges plans.

AROUND 600 letters of objection will be handed into Solihull Council against proposals to introduce parking charges to Shirley.

Road humps could be bump in the road for council

RESIDENTS, business and bus companies have urged Solihull Council to reconsider proposals to introduce speed bumps down Warwick Road.

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.

Concern over plans for new go kart track in Solihull

LOCALS are getting revved up over plans to build a late night go-karting track on land at Cranmore Industrial Estate in Shirley.

Crossing petition at Shirley Station

OVER 700 residents have signed a petition calling for a pedestrian crossing outside Shirley Station – amid fears that there could be a fatality.

SAMRA rebranded for local elections

SOLIHULL & Meriden Residents’ Association (SAMRA) will field candidates at this month’s local elections under a new name.

Residents slam Sainsbury's appeal for new Shirley supermarket

Sainsbury’s original plans for a store on Haslucks Green Road were thrown out by Solihull planners last September after the council received a petition of over 1,400 signatures.

SOLIHULL’S planning committee have imposed a £284,744 levy on newly-approved plans for sheltered apartments in Shirley.

Six former police homes on Stratford Road will be demolished to make way for 33 new retirement flats after McCarthy and Stone’s application was approved at committee last Wednesday (April 4).

Neville Road in Solihull gets its very own Village Green

SOLIHULL has got its first Village Green in a 100 years - safeguarding a precious wedge of open space.

Top doctor hits back in defence of Solihull walk-in health centre

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BOSSES at Solihull’s walk-in health centre have furiously rejected claims that the service is a ‘costly white elephant’ saying the service actually saves the NHS money.

Walk-in centre faces becoming a casualty

“THE walk-in concept is yet another NHS re-organisation that is proving to be a costly white elephant.”

UNPOPULAR plans for a phone mast near to homes and four Solihull schools have resurfaced.

Telefonica previously had planning permission refused for a 15metre high telecommunications pole at the junction of Blossomfield Road and Dingle Lane.

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Traders hit out at plan for new store

SHIRLEY shopkeepers fear that their livelihoods will be destroyed if Sainsbury’s get permission to open a new store.

Extra £2,500 for council top boss

THE chief executive of cash-strapped Solihull Council has seen his actual salary increase by almost £2,500


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