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Staff betrayed

WHAT a contradiction of words, the MG Rover Trust Fund, should have been called a slush fund, because now we see that the workers who created the wealth of this fund will probally miss out on any payment.

WHAT a contradiction of words, the MG Rover Trust Fund, should have been called a slush fund, because now we see that the workers who created the wealth of this fund will probally miss out on any payment.

These workers were betrayed by the government, and deceived by the management now it seems they are going to be robbed by the banking system that helped destroy MG Rover.

ST Vaughan

Glastonbury Rd, Yardley Wood

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Talk to them

VIEWS are being sought on the future of Dorridge village centre in the wake of the Sainsburys planning refusal.

Our village is losing its centre and its character and I do not think it can wait long in the hope that Sainsburys will come back with a better design.

I am concerned that the lines of communication with Sainsburys have dried up and if nothing happens Forest Court will become derelict and a target for crime and Station Approach will look increasingly more shabby.

Dorridge needs shops and a centre otherwise it just becomes a satellite of Knowle or Solihull.

Sainsburys own the site and need to be included in discussion otherwise this will be a meaningless exercise.

Chris May via e-mail

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The solution

REGARDING Forest Court in Dorridge. Rumour has it that Sainsbury’s want to know what residents would really like. So in a nutshell – the answer is a small Sainsbury’s local, and a bigger surgery/medical centre and increased car park space. This would give us back a centre we would be proud of using.

Jean Shearman via e-mail

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Bulldoze it

THE only solution to the Forest Court area is a supermarket. I live opposite and the sooner it is bulldozed the better. Local people will not support local shops no matter what the do-gooders say. So I suggest a compromise is negotiated with Sainsburys. The alternative is a derelict site for the next 10 years.

M Beeton

Forest Road, Dorridge

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Turf it over

I am extremely happy that the plan for a Sainsbury’s supermarket has been thrown out. I suggest that Forest Court precinct be replaced by a village green, to bring the village feel back to Dorridge. We want more open spaces, not buildings.

Janis Muir

Poplar Road, Dorridge

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Off to Redditch

WILL the powers that be in Solihull Council answer me one question.

Why can’t we have shops like Wilkinsons, TJ Hughes and Peacocks in Shirley before everyone goes to Redditch (the Kingfisher Centre), which is more popular than Solihull any day.

Mrs Pybent

Heron Close, Cheswick Green

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Keep in touch

RE Mrs Phillips issue about local candidates knocking on doors (Letters). I can assure Mrs Phillips that we in SAMRA, do appreciate the concerns of OAPs. After all, most of us standing for election are OAPs. We have had regular weekend stalls in Solihull and Shirley so I am sorry if Mrs Phillips missed us.

I do apologise if she wanted to talk to us, or any other party, but she can get in touch with SAMRA at any time (numbers on leaflets).

Linda Brown

Devitts Close, Shirley

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Ashcroft’s cash

IN reply to Graham Juniper’s recent letter (Solihull News). Whilst I deplore any form of theft or trespass, as a swing voter I find his remark about the removal of the posters as undemocratic highly hypocritical. Surely it is the £55,777 from Lord Ashcroft’s back pocket (the largest handout to a single constituency) recently given to the local Solihull Conservatives that is more of a stain on the democracy in which we live.

M Foot, Solihull

 

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