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West Midlands Fire Service Consultation

We want your views on how the West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) should be run in the future.

There are a number of reasons for proposed changes to this vital emergency service, including central government’s public service reform and devolution agendas. Public services across the region have already begun to change and this will continue as West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) progresses.

This consultation will run from 11 January to 8 March.

There is a short survey and further information on the WMCA website and we would welcome your feedback and any additional comments that you would like to make.


Hard copies of the consultation are available at the following locations, please ask staff for a copy.

If you have any comments or want further information please contact us via combinedauthority@solihull.gov.uk.

West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA)

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is twelve local authorities and three Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) working together to move powers from Whitehall to the West Midlands.

Solihull Council is one of the seven local authorities that is a constituent member of the WMCA, alongside Birmingham City Council, Coventry Council, City of Wolverhampton Council, Dudley Council, Sandwell Council and Walsall Council.

This first Devolution Agreement was signed in November 2015, and the Budget of 22 November 2017 confirmed a second devolution deal for the region covering housing, skills, digital technology and more.

For Solihull the first Devolution Agreement means direct investment of £636 million over the 30 year period, plus further benefits from the overall £8 billion investment package; including Junction 6 (M42) improvements, HS2 Interchange funding and other transport investment, plus investment into skills, infrastructure and businesses.

Current projects in Solihull based on WMCA funding

Town Centre Approach

The purpose of this scheme is to deliver a package of connectivity improvements along the route between Solihull Train Station and Solihull Town Centre, via Station Approach, Blossomfield Road and Homer Road.

Construction is due to start in March 2018 and aims to be completed by summer 2018. Find out more here.

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