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Taxi driver fined for refusing assistance dog

A Solihull Council-licensed taxi driver has been found guilty of a breach of the Equality Act. In March 2014, Shahzad Ahmad refused to take a passenger and her assistance dog after she had pre-booked a private hire vehicle to take her from the RNIB offices in Birmingham to her home address. ... read more



Children Encouraged to Take Part in Christmas Reading Challenge

This winter, Solihull Council is challenging children in the borough to read three library books over the Christmas holidays. The Mini Challenge is being supported by all libraries in the borough and will run until 6 January 2015. The challenge is free to participate in and is open to all ... read more



The Mayor of Solihull's Christmas Message

A Christmas message from the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Mrs Kate Wild. Christmas is a wonderful time of the year for reflection.  To thank those around us for their support and remember those in our community who are less fortunate than ourselves.  During the last six months as ... read more



Mayor presents trike to local boy

  The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Mrs Kate Wild, recently presented a local disabled boy with a customised trike to help improve his freedom. Four year old Harry is a happy boy who enjoys adult attention, music and spending time outside with his older brother George. It is hoped that ... read more



Woman pleads guilty to housing benefit fraud

  A woman has been given a nine month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, for housing benefit fraud. Zahida Koser, aged 57, of Jacey Road, Shirley was sentenced in Birmingham Crown Court on Thursday 11 December. Ms Koser faced the charge that she had falsely received benefits ... read more


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12/9/2014

Solihull Social Workers Recognised at National Awards

Two social workers from Solihull Council were nominated as finalists in the National Social Worker of the Year awards: Eleni Prodromou and Helen Guizani.
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12/15/2014

Care Act consultation launched

Solihull Council is consulting local people about the first two discretionary areas of the Government‘s new Care Act, due to come into force in April 2015.

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