Waitrose Knowle - Have your say!

Residents may be aware that Waitrose has applied for planning  permission to put a new supermarket in the centre of Knowle.  It has been the subject of three consultations, a public exhibition and a Question & Answer session with the developer, Kimberley Developments.

Cleaning up Solihull!

Councillors Stuart Davis and Kate Wild, together with CF Activist Jack Scott set out to deal with a serious litter problem in St Alphege.The group spent several hours clearing away litter strewn along Fielding Lane, making a dramatic difference to the appearance of the area.

Youngsters put Big Society into Action

The young Conservatives of Solihull were out in force this Bank Holiday Weekend. In response to requests from local residents, the youngsters, along with Maggie Throup, Cllr Mark Parker and local campaigner Karen Grinsell all worked together on this rainy Saturday to clean up overgrown vegetation and litter in Shirley.

Shirley Councillors welcome go-ahead for Parkgate Development

We welcome the decision of the Government's Planning Inspector to give the go ahead for the Heart of Shirley. This is an independent decision that vindicates the stand taken by Conservatives against fierce political opposition. 

Putting Solihull Back on Track

Ken Meeson, Leader of Solihull council, says “I would very much like to thank everyone  who supported our party in the local elections in May. Conservatives increased  increased their vote across the Borough with their promise to restore the Council’s reputation for efficiency and value for money, and we are honoured we have regained your trust to do so. 


Conservatives are now back in control of Solihull Borough Council, winning 6 seats in the recent local elections.  We now have 29 Councillors out of 51.  The political makeup is now as follows :   
Conservatives 29Liberal Democrats 12Labour 6Green Party 3Independent Liberal Democrat 1 (Now Green)     What a fantastic result!  We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported our campaign -  our councillors, our volunteers, our deliverers, not forgetting all of you who put your trust in us and went out and voted for us. We couldn’t have done it without you. 


In a desperate attempt to cling onto control of Solihull Council, we are saddened to see the Lib-Dems have resorted to “gutter politics” to try to achieve their aim.  This is a tactic that they have used before; notably in the  Olton by-election, where Conservatives crushed the Lib Dem majority to just 9 votes in what is desribed as one as their safest wards.  The Lib Dem Group leader, Ian Hedley apologised .....

Parkgate Update

Conservatives have expressed their anger that the Lab/Lib run Council has rejected plans for the regeneration of Shirley, yet again. The Parkgate development could have brought the creation of up to 800 new jobs into Shirley, with park and road improvements, public toilets, shopmobility and new homes.  Recent news that Marks & Spencer may relocate to the Sears Retail Park from Shirley High Street will come as another blow to shoppers and could leave another empty shop on the Stratford Road. We believe Shirley is in desperate need of regeneration and opponents don't seem to have a viable alternative.

Council Elections May 2011 - Let's put Solihull back on track

On 5th May you have the chance to put Solihull back on track by voting Conservative. Many residents tell us they feel let down by the Lab/Lib administration running our borough.  They  are angry that green belt land will be lost under concrete forever, disappointed by the lack of plans for vital regeneration, putting jobs at risk, and that local voices are being ignored.   Ken Meeson, Conservative Group Leader says "The elections on May 5th are your chance to restore the vision and purpose needed to meet the challenges ahead by voting for a strong and experienced Conservative Team". 


Under the Conservatives, Solihull’s council tax has consistently remained below the national average and we promised to work hard to meet the Conservative Party manifesto pledge of a council tax freeze for 2011/12.