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Powergen and Parkgate update 

27 Jan 16

Solihull Conservatives are pleased to say that after 21 years, a detailed planning application for the former Powergen site has been submitted to Sol The Powergen site is finally to be transformed and Parkgate is fully let.


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Clean for the Queen! 

21 Jan 16

Get involved with this national campaign for Queen and community….


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Devolution agreement reached 

18 Nov 15

This agreement is worth over £40 million a year and lasts for 30 years.


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Solihull Council signs up to West Midlands Combined Authority 

14 Oct 15

Following a meeting of Full Council on Tuesday 13th October, Cllr Bob Sleigh, Leader of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, has confirmed that Solihull Council has decided to sign-up as a constituent member of a Following a meeting ofthe Full …


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Cllr Ken Hawkins and Local Resident & Campaigner, Alex Insley take on boy racers 

5 Oct 15

CLLR KEN HAWKINS AND ALEX INSLEY, LOCAL RESIDENT CAMPAIGNER, SEEK COURT INJUNCTION TO BAN BOY RACERS FROM GATHERINGS AT TESCO, STRATFORD ROAD….


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Update on Travellers on Lyndon Playing Fields 

4 Aug 15

Residents will be aware that on Sunday evening, a number of Travellers set up camp on Lyndon Playing Fields off Wagon Lane.


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Combined Authority Bid Officially Launched 

9 Jul 15

Caroline Spelman, MP for the Meriden Constituency, gives a cautious welcome the news of the intent for one of the most ambitious Combined Authority plans in the country.


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Solihull Leader signals intention to join other West Midlands authorities to explore devolution options 

20 May 15

Leader of Solihull Council, Cllr Bob Sleigh hasinformedAnnual Council that heintends to seek approval for taking forward detailed discussions in principle to support a Combined Authority for the West Midlands.


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Thank You! 

12 May 15

General Election success in Solihull and Meriden! On Thursday 7th May, Julian Knight was elected the new Member of Parliament for Solihull with a majority of 12,902 and Caroline Spelman was re-elected with an increased majority of 18,795.


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Local Election Candidates 

24 Mar 15

Have a look at our Local Election Candidates Page! Have a look at our Local Election Candidates Page…


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SHIRLEY STATION BRIDGE 

10 Mar 15

Shirley Station Bridge Update read more…


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Council Tax FROZEN for 5th year running 

27 Feb 15

Your Conservative-run Council is rated as one of the best in the country for managing the money it receives, whilst constantly striving to provide high quality services at a price we can afford.


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FLIGHT PATH UPDATE 

20 Feb 15

Following much pressure from the Action Group, councillors, a petition and a debate in the House of Commons, the airport announced that since the flight path trial concluded on 13thFebruary, a modified version of so-called Option 6 has been …


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Hurst Lane (Castle Bromwich) Improvements Get Underway 

8 Jan 15

The first stage of the improvements to parking and road layouts has started in the area of Chester Road and Hurst Lane North.


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Chelmsley Wood Garden City 

20 Nov 14

MPC supports idea of creating Chelmsley Wood Garden City Residents of Chelmsley Wood would benefit from the improved transport network that will be developed as part of the UK Central Hub.


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POWERGEN EYESORE TO DISAPPEAR SOON 

18 Nov 14

Your local Conservatives are delighted to report that Solihull Council, Shirley Advance and Asda have now signed an undertaking to work together to bring about a plan to redevelop the Powergen eyesore that has blighted our community for almost two …


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Caroline Spelman MP calls for support from Sport England for funds to help restore sports pavilion in Chadwick End. 

24 Sep 14

Caroline Spelman, MP for the Meriden Constituency visited the site occupied by Travellers in Chadwick End along with Rob Horsfield, Parish Council Chairman, to see for herself the trail of destruction left behind following their departure.


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Caroline Spelman MP determined to show select committee impact of HS2 on our community 

22 Sep 14

Caroline Spelman, MP for the Meriden Constituency has met with MP’s on the HS2 Select Committee who came to see for themselves the likely impact of HS2 on the Borough.


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JULIAN KNIGHT IN KEY TALKS OVER HOSPITAL’S FUTURE AND UNFAIR PARKING CHARGES 

18 Sep 14

Julian Knight, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Solihull, feels there is a real head of steam behind his campaign for fairer hospital parking charges after a crunch meeting with Heart of England Trust chairman Les Lawrence.


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Caroline Spelman MP appalled at destruction of Pavillion in Chadwick End following Traveller invasion. 

17 Sep 14

Caroline Spelman, MP for the Meriden Constituency has visited the site occupied by Travellers in Chadwick End to see for herself the trail of destruction left behind following their departure last week.


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JULIAN KNIGHT PRAISES POLICE FOR ACTION OVER TUDOR GRANGE TRAVELLER CAMP 

17 Sep 14

Julian Knight, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Solihull, has said that we all owe the police a ‘debt of gratitude’ for their quick action moving travellers on from Tudor Grange Park.


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MP AND COUNCILLORS WORKING TO REMOVE TRAVELLERS FROM UNAUTHORISED SITE 

11 Sep 14

Caroline Spelman has been alerted to anunauthorised traveller encampment of approximately 27 caravans in the village of Chadwick End.


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Caroline Spelman MP urges Government for proper compensation for landowners affected by HS2 changes. 

11 Sep 14

Caroline Spelman, MP for the Meriden Constituency is urging the Government to compensate landowners, whose property would be compulsorily purchased under some changes to the HS2 requirements.


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Caroline Spelman vows to keep HS2 marshalling yards away from Solihull 

9 Sep 14

Neighbouring MP for Solihull, Lorely Burt has submitted a letter to the select committee which is looking into HS2, calling for the marshalling yards originally proposed for Washwood Heath to be brought into the Meriden constituency either at …


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NEW FOOTPATH LAID IN BINLEY CLOSE 

5 Sep 14

Following a request from residents Councillor Gary Allport has persuaded the Council to install an extra footpath in Binley Close.


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334 BLOSSOMFIELD ROAD PLANNING UPDATE 

5 Sep 14

Your Conservative Action Team want to update you on resubmitted plans by developers to now build three, 5 bedroom dwellings with parking for up to 8 cars on the site of 334 Blossomfield Road.


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Julian welcomes Prime Minister to Parkgate 

7 May 14

Julian Knight, Conservative candidate for Solihull has welcomed Prime Minister David Cameron to the Parkgate development so he can see first hand the jobs and homes the project will bring to Shirley.


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Julian Knight & Chris Grayling MP visit Welcome 

8 Apr 14

The Secretary of State for Justice and Julian Knight had a successful visit to Welcome on Friday.


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Julian & Caroline take fight for Dementia Ward 10 to the top! 

2 Apr 14

Caroline Spelman MP for Meriden and local NHS campaigner, Julian Knight have met with the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt to tell him of the threat to dementia ward 10 at Solihull hospital.


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Protest grows over threat to Dementia Ward 10 

24 Mar 14

Julian Knight, local NHS campaigner and Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Solihull, has led a mass protest at Solihull hospital over plans to close Dementia Ward 10.


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Caroline joins Environment Secretary at NEC careers event 

20 Mar 14

Local MP Caroline Spelman recently attended the Big Bang careers fair at the NEC with Owen Paterson MP, the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.


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Julian Knight secures emergency summit with Health Secretary over proposals to close Dementia Ward 10 

12 Mar 14

Julian Knight, local NHS campaigner and prospective Conservative MP for Solihull, has written to the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP asking for urgent talks over the threatened closure of Solihull Hospital’s Dementia Ward 10.


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Flooding in Widney Lane 

11 Mar 14

For over a year, your Conservative Action Team have been working to solve flooding problems in Widney Lane.


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Monday 10th March 2014 – Public meeting into the future of urgent care services at Solihull Hospital 

7 Mar 14

Julian Knight says “I just wanted to remind you I am chairing alandmark public meeting into the future of both Solihull’s walk-in centre and Accident and Emergency service.


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Caroline Spelman takes action over Dementia ward closure 

5 Mar 14

Caroline Spelman MP visited Solihull hospital on Friday to learn about the new Urgent Care Centre and was shown the dementia ward due for closure in March.


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Julian Knight saves the Number 73 bus 

4 Mar 14

Julian Knight saves the Number 73 bus Julian Knight’s five month campaign to save the “NHS lifeline” number 73 bus service from Solihull to Heartlands hospital has finally succeeded.


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Julian Knight to chair public meeting into the future of urgent care services at Solihull Hospital 

28 Feb 14

Julian Knight to chair public meeting into the future of urgent care services at Solihull Hospital Julian Knight, the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Solihull and local NHS campaigner, is to chair a landmark public meeting into the future …


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Caroline Spelman MP delighted at JLR recruitment in Solihull 

26 Feb 14

Local MP Caroline Spelman is delighted that Jaguar Land Rover has started the recruitment process for 1,700 new jobs at their Solihull plant.


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Creynolds Lane – Shirley Golf Club Application 

25 Feb 14

Here is some vital news about amended plans which have been put in for the Shirley Golf Club.


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Julian Knight achieves stunning victory and saves Solihull’s Ring & Ride bus service 

17 Feb 14

Julian Knight, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Solihull and local campaigner has hailed a “stunning victory” in his landmark campaign to save Solihull’s Ring and Ride bus service.


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Cllr Tony Dicicco writes about the Local Development Plan 

3 Feb 14

The LDP was recently in the process of being evaluated by an independent Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Eric Pickles, MP).


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Caroline welcomes return of Post Office 

31 Jan 14

Local MP Caroline Spelman has welcomed the confirmation of the re-opening of the Dunster Road Post Office branch, at a new location.


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Caroline Spelman MP promotes National Voter Registration Day 

22 Jan 14

Local MP Caroline Spelman is urging schools, businesses and community groups to participate in the UK’s first National Voter Registration Day taking place on 5th February 2014, with the aim of ensuring that as many people as possible register to …


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Cllr Ken Hawkins talks about the Local Development Plan & Judicial Review 

10 Jan 14

My post dated 12 December http://cllrkenhawkins.


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Green Belt protected in Tidbury Green 

8 Jan 14

Your local Conservative Councillors, Ken Hawkins, Brian Burgess and local campaigner Richard Holt have been working hard to protect Tidbury Green from over-development and loss of countryside.


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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 

19 Dec 13

Solihull Meriden Conservative Councillors, Action Teams, Caroline Spelman MP Julian Knight, Prospective MP wish all residents of Solihull a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


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Julian Knight has serious concerns over changes to Accident & Emergency 

17 Dec 13

Julian Knight, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate and campaigner for Solihull Hospital, has warned of dire consequences for the people of Solihull if there is any reduction in services due a radical shake-up of accident and emergency.


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Julian Knight teams up with Karren Brady to mark small business Saturday… 

11 Dec 13

Julian Knight, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Solihull and local campaigner, teamed up with TV Apprentice star, Karren Brady to pound the streets of Solihull to mark small business Saturday.


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Julian Knight scores major victory in anti-payday lending campaign 

6 Dec 13

Solihull Council has signed up to a cross-party national ‘Stop the Payday Loan Rip Off’ charter, after a successful campaign by Julian Knight, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Solihull.


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Karren Brady visits Shirley in Conservative Small Business role 

5 Dec 13

LOCAL Resident Karren Brady was in the town recently to promote her role as the Conservative Party’s Small Business Ambassador.


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Caroline Spelman MP welcomes traveller site decision 

27 Nov 13

Local MP Caroline Spelman has welcomed a decision by Eric Pickles, Secretary of State at the Department of Communities and Local Government to refuse an appeal by the travellers at the Eaves Green Lane site in Meriden.


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Julian Knight calls on Solihull Council to act now on Payday Loans 

26 Nov 13

“Sign up to new code of conduct and ban advertising”, Julian says at launch of new campaign.


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KFC Appeal Update 

22 Nov 13

Cllr Gary Allport and local Campaigner, Angela Sandison, just wanted to let you know that the KFC inquiry has now closed.


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Julian Knight’s quest to keep children safe on-line 

21 Nov 13

ONLY 10 PER CENT OF SOLIHULL AND BIRMINGHAM PARENTS THINK THEIR CHILD IS SAFE ONLINE Research carried out by internet security giant McAfee shows that just one in ten parents in Solihull and Birmingham believes that their child is safe while browsing…


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Caroline Spelman MP calls on schools to participate in D-Day Landings Competition 

12 Nov 13

To mark the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in 2014, the Sidney Goldberg Memorial Competition 2014 has been launched.


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Caroline Spelman MP delighted as funding will be made available for a development project at the North Arran Way GP premises in Solihull 

11 Nov 13

After a long campaign, local MP Caroline Spelman is delighted that NHS England has confirmed that funding will be made available for a development project at the North Arran Way GP premises in Solihull.


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Nick Boles MP & Caroline Spelman MP are briefed on Solihulls £150m regeneration project 

11 Nov 13

Nick Boles, Under Secretary of State with special responsibility for planning policy and communities was invited by Caroline Spelman MP to visit the ongoing £150m regeneration project in North Solihull.


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Shirley Baptist Church re-opens after refurbishment 

5 Nov 13

Julian Knight Shirley East Conservative Councillors Mark Parker Karen Grinsell attended the grand opening of the newly refurbished Shirley Baptist Church on Sunday 3rd November 2013.


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Julian Knight & Councillor Robert Hulland to fight cuts to Solihull bus service 

23 Oct 13

Julian Knight and Silhill local councillor, Robert Hulland have reacted with anger to the proposal of Centro, owned by National Express, to sever the vital bus link between Solihull town centre and Heartlands Hospital.


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More light at the end of the tunnel on Garden Squares in Dickens Heath 

17 Oct 13

We have previouslyreported that there was ‘lightat the end of the tunnel’ in respect ofcompletion of the Garden Squares and otherworks in Dickens Heath.