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Yum yum! The Fine and Local Foods Fayre will be back in Mell Square this Saturday 9am-5pm http://t.co/GqksvOCpQ0 

11 Jun

Yum yum! The Fine and Local Foods Fayre will be back in Mell Square this Saturday 9am-5pm http://t.


Fancy being on our audit committee? Here’s more details and how to apply http://t.co/wlJUjqC1aO 

11 Jun

Fancy being on our audit committee? Here's more details and how to apply http://t.


Don’t miss the family fun of Minibeast Mayhem at Elmdon Park on Saturday 29 June, details: http://t.co/dZAifx7qsx 

10 Jun

Don't miss the family fun of Minibeast Mayhem at Elmdon Park on Saturday 29 June, details: http://t.


Special discounted offer to get fit for summer at both borough leisure centres, details here: http://t.co/w4L3XBzFvC 

10 Jun

Special discounted offer to get fit for summer at both borough leisure centres, details here: http://t.


Don’t forget, you can get your bike security marked today at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre http://t.co/A4xnL4DGA9 

3 Jun

Don't forget, you can get your bike security marked today at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre http://t.


Have you nominated your local hero for a Civic Honour yet? Find all the details + a nomination form here: http://t.co/oTiwouYWVo 

31 May

Have you nominated your local hero for a Civic Honour yet? Find all the details + a nomination form here: http://t.


Get your bike security marked for free next Monday at Tudor Grange leisure centre, details here: http://t.co/oLucxEdPD1 

31 May

Get your bike security marked for free next Monday at Tudor Grange leisure centre, details here: http://t.


Due to factors out of our control, we may have to postpone planned changes to recycling services. Read more: http://t.co/aVPaaFV8cK 

29 May

Due to factors out of our control, we may have to postpone planned changes to recycling services.


We’re heading into a bnka holiday weekend…here’s details of Council services over the next few days http://t.co/urZ6MsYSvh 

24 May

We're heading into a bnka holiday weekend...


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FixMyStreet »

Alleyway, 14th March 

14 Mar

The problem is the alleyway between Beamans Close and Campden green , it is being used by drug takers and dealers, the properties and vehicles are being broken into and damaged as a result, it is also being used as a escape route from crimes...


Pothole, 14th March 

14 Mar

Isolated pothole about halfway between Temple Balsall and Gate Farm on Fen End Road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Fen End Road West, Knowle Report on FixMyStreet...


Many, many potholes both sides of lane over 200 yards, 14th March 

14 Mar

There are many, many very dangerous potholes along both sides of this lane.


On the Stratford Road just before the Marshall Lake Road Island., 13th March 

13 Mar

There is a very large pothole which is difficult to drive around in traffic.


Man hole cover damaged sitting upright by side of road, 12th March 

12 Mar

Directly outside number 95 fillongley road, damaged man hole cover, siiting upright, pertruding.


Loose manhole cover causing loud bangs when cars drive over it., 12th March 

12 Mar

Directly in the road outside our property a loose manhole cover has been banging for the past year or more when cars drive over it.


Street light number 129 not working, 11th March 

11 Mar

The streetlight is not working - its dangerous and leaves people vunerable.


Large pothole, 10th March 

10 Mar

A large pothole has appeared around the manhole in front of 603 Tanworth Lane, Shirley (close to Watery Lane, Cheswick Green) Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 589 Tanworth Lane, Shirley Report...


Public Footpath Blocked by Flooding, 10th March 

10 Mar

The subway which carries the public footpath under the busy A452, Collector Road, is flooding making it impassible.


On the corner of Yoxall Road and Longmore Road, 10th March 

10 Mar

There is a very large pothole on the corner of Yoxall Road and Longmore Road .


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Westminster »

Pitcairn Islands: Marine Protected Areas | HM Treasury | Written Answers 

7 Jul

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 2.259 of Budget 2015, HC 1093, which Department has been allocated as lead Department for the implementation of a marine reserve around the Pitcairn Islands.


Voter Registration | Oral Answers to Questions – Cabinet Office | Commons debates 

1 Jul

Will my right hon.


Voter Registration | Oral Answers to Questions – Cabinet Office | Commons debates 

1 Jul

Will my right hon.


Church of England: Peterborough | Church Commissioners | Written Answers 

29 Jun

The Church Commissioners have two strategic land sites at Peterborough; Paston Reserve and Norwood.


High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill: Instruction (No. 3) | Business of the House (Today) | Commons debates 

23 Jun

I know a lot of other Members want to get in, so I shall focus on some of the changes that the motion before us will facilitate.


Education and Adoption Bill | Commons debates 

22 Jun

I rise to speak in my capacity as Second Church Estates Commissioner, but first I would like to build on the comment I made in response to remarks made by the hon.


Education and Adoption Bill | Commons debates 

22 Jun

I rise to speak in my capacity as Second Church Estates Commissioner, but first I would like to build on the comment I made in response to remarks made by the hon.


Churches: Solar Power | Church Commissioners | Written Answers 

22 Jun

The Church of England’s Church Buildings Division offers advice and support to churches across the country who are seeking to generate energy from their roof.


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NHS »

School’s out but do you need to swot up? 

22 Dec

Solihull GPs are urging those looking after children this Christmas to swot up on basic common illnesses such as coughs and colds so they know what to do should their child become ill.


Solihull nurses’ dedication honoured 

13 Nov

Three Solihull nurses have been recognised for their commitment to high standards of practice and patient-centred care through the Queen’s Nurse programme.


Solihull GP practice launches group to tackle loneliness in older patients 

2 Nov

A local GP practice in Sheldon has partnered up with a national charity to tackle the issue of loneliness amongst older patients.


Magistrate goes back to his roots in Solihull to work with GPs 

19 Oct

Solihull born and bred, Rhod Mitchell, is the new Lay Advisor for Primary Care Commissioning and will be working with Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).


Join public meeting in Handsworth to discuss non-emergency patient transport services 

23 Jun

Patients in west Birmingham are being urged to give their views on proposals for a new non-emergency patient transport service in Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell.


Give us your views on non-emergency patient transport services 

20 May

Birmingham South Central Clinical Commissioning Group would like to hear your views on proposals for a new non-emergency patient transport service in Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell.


Give us your views on non-emergency patient transport services 

20 May

Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group would like to hear your views on proposals for a new non-emergency patient transport service in Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell.


Opportunity for Solihull residents to get involved in healthcare commissioning 

15 Apr

Solihull people are being urged to help their local healthcare commissioner to improve their services.


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FOI requests »

Solihull – List of schools in area 

14 Mar

Follow up sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Wayne Pearsall on 14 March 2016 .


Solihull – List of schools in area 

14 Mar

Follow up sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Wayne Pearsall on 14 March 2016 .


Solihull – List of schools in area 

14 Mar

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Wayne Pearsall on 14 March 2016 .


Solihull – List of schools in area 

14 Mar

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Wayne Pearsall on 14 March 2016 .


Solihull – List of schools in area 

13 Mar

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Wayne Pearsall on 13 March 2016 .


Concrete Construction in B92 

11 Mar

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to H Knight on 11 March 2016 .


Financial & Workforce Efficiencies 

11 Mar

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by J Taylor on 11 March 2016 .


Applied Behavioural Analysis Request 

11 Mar

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Cameron North-Bates on 11 March 2016 .


Concrete Construction in B92 

11 Mar

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by H Knight on 11 March 2016 .


Public sector procurement – Companies bidding for contracts 

10 Mar

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Dean Bridge on 10 March 2016 .


Cost of funding pupils to attend independent special schools 

9 Mar

Follow up sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by J Downs on 9 March 2016 .


Requests from Leonard Cheshire Disability for fees increases: previously inflationary, now Living Wage related? 

7 Mar

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to Doug Paulley on 7 March 2016 .


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LocalGov blogs »
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  • All change?
    14 Mar 16
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  • Peter Riddell standing down as Director of the Institute for Government
    14 Mar 16
    Peter Riddell will step down as Director of the Institute for Government in the summer, after serving nearly five years in the role. Following a career as a political commentator on the Financial Times and The Times , Mr Riddell joined the…
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    14 Mar 16
    Vulnerable people in debt throughout the UK need the support, protection and room to breathe that’s offered north of the border When Carole, a full-time nurse in Glasgow, found herself in credit card debt and unable to meet even the minimum…
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    12 Mar 16
    I have decided to leave my job providing support for a housing association, overwhelmed by homelessness, lack of resources and risks for my clients Six years ago I quit my job working for a homelessness charity to live abroad. Since my return…
  • Digital Outcomes and Specialists: supplier statistics
    11 Mar 16
    Digital Outcomes and Specialists was awarded on 3 March 2016. Here’s a list of successful suppliers  (note: this list was updated on 14th March at 12pm as there were some errors in the spreadsheet). There are 1,261 suppliers on Digital Outcomes…
  • Getting from data to registers
    11 Mar 16
    There is plenty of value in individual registers as authoritative sources of trustworthy core reference data – the first beta register, the country register , is being used by services such as the e-petition service already. Over time the …
  • Viewpoint: The pension conundrum
    11 Mar 16
    The Local Government Pension Scheme is under increasing strain – Tom Jeffery argues that the scheme needs to be looking at investment alternatives and changes to infrastructure in order to maintain its independence.
  • Whitehall officials refuse to use the word profit – and it's costing us £10bn
    11 Mar 16
    Civil servants fixated on minutiae are holding back billion-pound savings in government procurement Making central government procurement more efficient was one of the priorities of the coalition government. Some progress has been made in …
  • Digital Outcomes and Specialists: writing requirements
    10 Mar 16
    We blogged about what we’ve been doing to deliver the earliest usable product . Part of this process is looking at how buyers will be able to create and publish their requirements for a project. To do this, we started with this buyer story…
  • Budget Preview: More freedoms or more constraints?
    10 Mar 16
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  • Digital principles for a better GDS
    9 Mar 16
    GDS is approaching its fifth birthday. It’s grown from a small organisation that delivered the prototype of GOV.UK in 12 weeks to one with responsibility for a number of transformation programmes, services, and standards. And it will continue…
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    8 Mar 16
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    7 Mar 16
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    7 Mar 16
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