Local News

Caroline Spelman vows to keep HS2 marshalling yards away from Solihull

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 Bickenhill or Chelmsley Wood.


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.


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

Julian welcomes Prime Minister to Parkgate

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.The Parkgate development will open in late May and includes shops, restaurants, a state of the art library facility, hundreds of parking spaces and the keystone Asda supermarket.  In addition Parkgate will mean new homes for Shirley.  The development has been opposed by the Liberal Democrats tooth and nail. "The Prime Minister was deeply impressed with Parkgate, the 500 jobs and the 100 brand new homes it will bring.  Parkgate has all been about lifting the whole of the Stratford Road and Shirley, embodied through the state of the art brand new library. "

Julian Knight & Chris Grayling MP visit Welcome

The Secretary of State for Justice and Julian Knight had a successful visit to Welcome on Friday. He met with Joanne Mackinnon, CEO, and other members of the team.   Welcome is a registered charity and the access point for drug and alcohol treatment and support services in Solihull, who work to assist people towards recovery and rebuilding their lives.  Julian Knight said: “"It was a privilege to have accompanied Chris Grayling to see the fantastic and inspirational work being carried out by Welcome. They are giving hope and changing lives for the better and long may their work continue."