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A stone’s throw from Solihull’s Land Rover factory, Elmdon is home to one of Solihull’s most popular parks and is one of the most politically unpredictable wards on the borough council.

Jasmine Cottage in Tanworth Lane, Solihull

Cottage for sale in Shirley

Three of a kind: Cottages for sale in Solihull, Shirley and Marston Green.

Andy Teagle, head coach of Solihull Triathlon Club and a finalist in the Most Deserving Sports Hero Award

Triathlon coach Andy is a really good sport

Andy Teagle, from Elmdon, has been running, cycling and swimming triathlons for the last 26 years.

Major developments set for green belt land

Two major developments are set to be built on green belt land despite objections from residents.

Elmdon Netball Club

Tournament held in memory of Aoife

Elmdon Netball Club is hosting its annual tournament in memory of former teammate Aoife O'Connor, who died aged just 14 from a brain tumour.

Outcry at JLR plan to build on green space

Elmdon residents filled a community centre to raise their objections against Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) latest bid to build on green space.

Councillor Jean Hamilton

Fourth Lib Dem turns to Greens

A Solihull Liberal Democrat has become the fourth councillor to defect to the Green Party in disapproval at the party’s performance in the Coalition Government.

Chichi shows off his dog flipping skills

Chichi shows off his dog flipping antics

Elmdon dog Chichi could take nation by storm with his jumping and flipping skills

Ray and Dolly Adey pictured at their dancing club The Kath Cunninghams Dance Club in Solihull

Solihull pensioner walzes his way to a century

Ballroom dancer Ray Adey has foxtrotted his way to 100 - and the nifty mover is showing no signs of slowing down yet

Solihull Council House

Elmdon 'garden grabbing' scheme is thrown out

A ‘garden grabbing’ scheme planned for a residential area in Elmdon has been thrown out by planners - much to the relief of its 150 objectors

Teenagers consuming alcohol

Young people lead the debate on responsible drinking

Young people have been invited to give their opinion on ways to tackle problem drinking

Solihull town centre

Solihull planning applications - August 10

The following planning applications have recently been received by Solihull MBC

Dorridge Park and Nature Reserve

Ten Solihull parks receive Green Flag Awards

A terrific ten parks across Solihull have received the coveted Green Flag Award

Jiggs Hair and Beauty

Business back on its feet after Elmdon crash

“It's business as usual.” That’s the message from the owner of an Elmdon hair salon after a car ploughed into its Old Lode Lane premises late last Thursday evening


Solihull hedgehog sanctuary appeals for help

A rescue charity in Solihull which has been inundated with baby hedgehogs is urging people who’d like to donate to the cause to get in touch

Lorely Burt

Parents 'need to have say' over school merger plans

Solihull MP Lorely Burt is calling for a public meeting to be held for parents to have their say over plans to merge Hatchford Brook School with Valley Infants

Land Rover plant at Lode Lane, Solihull

Anger vented over parking problems next to JLR site.

SOLIHULL MP Lorely Burt is demanding a meeting be set up between residents, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) bosses and Solihull Council to solve ‘once and for all’ the ongoing parking problems in the area.

Solihull Council

New home given green light by planners

Residents have objected to plans to build a four bedroom home behind a property in Warwick Road, Solihull

Jaguar Land Rover

Police pledge on parking problems near Solihull Land Rover

Police have said they are working closely with Jaguar Land Rover to tackle problems with parking in residential roads


Cello Aviation adds to its fleet at BHX

VIP carrier Cello Aviation has added a second aircraft to its fleet based in Birmingham


Alarm at change in opening hours

Residents in Elmdon and Sheldon have raised objections to late evening opening at a new shopping parade

Videos & Photos

Debden Close in Dorridge, Solihull.

Extended Dorridge home with lots of space

Double fronted bungalow in Coleshill Heath Road, Birmingham.

Coleshill Heath Road bungalow is easy on the eyes

Evenson Court in Dorridge, Solihull

Evenson Court in Station Road


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