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.  

High Speed Rail 2

Solihull Borough Councillors David Bell (Meriden Ward) and Bob Sleigh (Bickenhill Ward) have written to SMBC requesting confirmation that Solihull Council will commission a range of studies to support the forthcoming government consultation for the High Speed Rail line.

Garden Grabbing still going ahead!

Conservatives protest that applications to build on gardens in Solihull are still being passed, despite new laws that can prevent this. 


A key promise in the Conservative manifesto was to freeze tax by providing a rebate to councils which make sufficient budget savings. The new government has implemented this and Conservatives are insisting on a zero increase in Solihull. The former conservative administration had already delivered over £38 million in savings and efficiencies over recent years; introduced LEAN technology to create further savings and developed a financial strategy committed to qualifying for this government rebate.

Solihull Borough launches new website

Thank you for your support at the last election. Because of you, David Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister in 13 years and the Government’s plans to build a strong economy and a big society are in full swing. Now, to help us communicate with you, we've launched this new local website.