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New crossings compromise reached over Solihull Gateway scheme

A compromise has been reached over controversial plans to remove pedestrian crossings from part of Solihull town centre as part of a £2 million road network scheme.

Ted Richards

Numbers killed on borough roads fall to an all-time low

The number of people killed or seriously injured on Solihull roads has reached an all-time low, according to council figures.

Solihull council U-turn over crossing for 'killer' road

Solihull Council have performed a U-turn over zebra crossing plans on a dangerous stretch of road.

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

Traders against more changes to parking in Shirley

NOW is not the time to be making more changes to parking in Shirley, according to traders, following plans to introduce payment meters along the high street.

Tributes to Marc Walton

Grieving partner of local man who died on an Olton Road campaigns for better safety

The grieving partner of an Acocks Green man, who lost his life in a Brook Lane smash, is campaigning to improve road safety

Councils merge to save money on highways projects

SOLIHULL Council is to merge with neighbouring authorities for a joint highways contract that will save a shared £1 million a year.

Cyclists using cycle lane

Work progresses on North Solihull Strategic Cycle Network

Transport chiefs must move to silence the critics of a £2.6m cycle project by ensuring the routes are well used when they open, a borough councillor has said

Morrisons refuse to be pressured into charging for car park

MORRISONS say they will meet with Solihull Council but refuse to bow to pressure over car parking fees.

Major campaign launched to make roads safer for cyclists in Solihull

A MAJOR campaign - to make the roads safer for cyclists - will be targeting key routes around Solihull.

Solihull shivers in a week of wintry weather

Heavy snow buried the borough under a blanket of white this week, delighting children but causing widespread misery for businesses and drivers

Snow brings joy and misery to youngsters and commuters

Heavy snow buried the borough under a blanket of white this week, delighting children but causing widespread misery for businesses and drivers

Memorial stones for road traffic victims in Solihull are unveiled

MEMORIALS have been unveiled in two Solihull cemeteries, specially dedicated to people who have lost their lives on the road.

Primary pupils in the borough become Junior Road Safety Officers

YEAR six pupils at five borough schools have been learning how to keep themselves and other youngsters safe after becoming Junior Road Safety Officers.

Cautious welcome by Solihull cabinet member for road sign plans

THE cabinet member for Solihull’s transport and highways has given a cautious welcome to government plans to de-clutter roads of ‘confusing and unnecessary’ signs.

Some Solihull speed limits to be slashed in half after council review

Councillors have approved proposals to cut speed limits by as much as half in roads around borough villages

Christmas period hoped balance the books on £180,000 car park shortfall

SOLIHULL Council is relying on Christmas to offset a predicted £180,0000 shortfall from car park charges.

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.

Monkspath Hall Road price hike postponed in a bid to boost town cente visitor numbers

TRANSPORT chiefs have postponed plans for a further hike in parking charges at Monkspath Hall Road, due to dwindling numbers of visitors to town centre car parks.

Resident claims 'deplorable' state of lane puts locals at risk

A LOCAL lane is in a worst state than a Third World country’s, an angry family has claimed.


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