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West Midland Police – Vehicle Crime Taskforce

Please see below information received from West Midlands Police:-

“We are working hard to combat vehicle crime within the Solihull Borough, with a new established team set up, the Vehicle Crime Taskforce!

We are based at Homer Road Police Station and are dedicated to investigating vehicle crime and identifying offenders. We have already made several arrests, charged for vehicle offences and have conducted warrants in thames valley!

We want to be more available to the public when it comes to reporting things suspicious within your area so that we can look into these things and hopefully prevent vehicle crime from happening, but for this we need you!

Have you seen any suspicious activity within your neighbourhood? Do you notice any cars being dumped on your road? Plates being changed? Car parts lying around? Have you purchased a car online and feel like something doesn’t add up?

Please contact us on our dedicated inbox where a member of the team will get back to you direct!

sh_vehicle_crime@westmidlands.police.uk

Please continue to report crime via appropriate channels.

We look forward to hearing from you :)”

The New Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at Solihull Is Open – Message from Councillor Ian Courts, Leader of Solihull Council

Message from Councillor Ian Courts, Leader of Solihull Council

The new Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at Solihull Hospital is open for business and seeing patients. This is extremely good news for residents who previously had to travel fairly long distances if they needed medical assistance for minor injuries and minor illnesses. I alluded last week to how warmly the news had been welcomed by my colleague Councillor Karen Grinsell, our Deputy Leader. She has passionately campaigned for the return of urgent services to the hospital since the original Covid-enforced closure of the minor injuries unit and is rightly delighted to see that diligent work on behalf of the people of Solihull rewarded. I commend her for her persistence, and I’d also like to commend University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB), the Trust who run Solihull Hospital, for moving quickly to restore services when they were able to do so.

The new centre will operate from 8am-8pm every day. Whilst it’s not a 24-hour service, a lot of work went into the establishment of the UTC and what it offers to residents, and I know that UHB weren’t seeing many visits to the old MIU outside those hours. We’re also assured that these hours will be reviewed and extended should there be sufficient need.

We’re proud of the role our hospital played in maintaining vital NHS services including life-saving operations at a time when the Trust had to reorganise services on a huge scale due to Covid. I know the decision to close Minor Injuries, as difficult as it was for Silhillians to accept, was not taken lightly.I’m pleased that UHB recognised our campaign and the needs of our residents. We can all now look to the future with the new unit serving us here in Solihull.

Regency Fields – Completion and Maintenance Issues

A number of residents from the Regency Fields development, have raised concerns over a number of uncompleted jobs and lack of productive works or maintenance on the site.

Consequently the Parish Council Chairman, Craig Fergusson has written to Miller Homes, to raise these concerns and to attempt to obtain a resolution.

The correspondence can be viewed below:-

Letter sent by TGPC Chairmain to Miller Homes dated 24th May 2023