Dorridge and Hockley Heath Ward

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What the Liberal Democrats Stand For

Priorities for Dorridge and Hockley Heath:

● Properly funded and well-equipped schools
● More resources for police to tackle the crime wave that's been blighting the area for months
● Preserving our parks and green spaces
● Quality housing our children can afford
● Improving local NHS and care services

Time for a change

The Tories have a big majority on the council including all three seats in Dorridge and Hockley Heath. It’s time for a change!

Dorridge Station Parkingpoplar-road-parking.jpg

Please let us know what you think might be the best solution to the parking problems at Dorridge Station.

The station and overflow car parks don't have enough space for the rail-users who want to use Dorridge. This results in often inconsiderate parking on nearby streets.

The situtation has improved on Poplar Road (the photo shows the parking before yellow lines were installed), but has this just moved the parking to other streets?

What do you think, now that Sainsburys is busy and rail travel is becoming apparently more popular? Tell us in the comments box at the bottom.

Picking up / Dropping off at the Station

station drop off at DorridgeThis isn't easy at Dorridge station.

Lib Dem Candidate Paul Fairburn said

"When the front of the station was being remodelled as part of the Sainsburys changes, why didn't it include a decent drop off facility?"

"If you're dropping off or picking someone up you often have to block the disabled spaces and the entrance to the car park. It was a missed opportunity."

Please tell us what you think using the form at the bottom of this page.

Housing

affordable housing?

New housing is needed across Solihull, and affordable housing too.

Is there enough reasonably-priced housing in our Ward? No, we don't just mean affordable on an MP's expenses, like the one on the right.

Where will our children and grandchildren be able to afford to live?

Dorridge and Bentley Heath have the benefit of a newly formed Neighbourhood Forum (it includes Knowle but excludes Hockley Heath).

Potholes 

The council has recently been granted £300,000 for pothole repairs.  Will our ward see the benefit?  If you elect Paul Fairburn, he'll fight for our fair share.

When does the Council Act?

A pavement hole has to be 25mm deep before the council considers it urgent.

In the roads it’s more complicated. As a rule, in the carriageway, it has to be over 50mm deep - and that's the investigation level, not necessarily an urgent intervention.

It also depends where it is in the carriageway, the type of road, how many vehicles pass over it, etc.! But if you spot a problem in the road or pavement – let us know.

Car Crime

Dorridge & Hockley Heath has been suffering from car crime in recent months, often with keys stolen from just inside the home. Please keep car keys out of sight of doors and windows.

Check your fob has workedcar key

Quite often cars aren't actually locked even when the owners thinks they are. Fobs don't always lock the car!

Opportunist thieves walk along the road and quickly the test the car doors. On most roads, one of them will be unlocked.

Don't be a victim - the Police don't usually have much to go on and fewer than 10% of car crimes result in success at court. Check your cars is locked when you're not in it, use all its security devices and security mark your valuables.

Volunteer

Please volunteer to help bring back Lib Dem representation to Dorridge and Hockley Heath. Please also consider making a donation.

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