The Liberal Democrat Vision

Our 2017 Manifesto will be released soon.  In the meantime you can read read our Vision for Britain.

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There's Never Been a Better Time to Join The Lib Dems

The Liberal Democrats have doubled the size of our membership since the 2015 general election.

With another General Election on the way, there's never been a better time to join!

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JLR Planning Application - Probably Decided in April

JLR's application is likely to be considered by the Planning Committee at their April 26th Meeting, not in March.

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Mixed Results for Local Hospital Trusts

Local Hospitals were highlighted recently, when The Care Quality Commission released a comprehensive report on the state of care in NHS acute hospitals. Locally there was with a mix of good and bad news.

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Olton Focus - Out Now

The latest Olton Focus is out now...  Packed February edition includes stories abut: Big changes coming to local health services; Tudor Court hotel to become a nursery; Another Bin for Food Waste in Proposals for Refuse Collection? Plus lots more local news.

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JLR’s Massive Expansion Plans will “Cause Significant Harm”

Tell the Council your views now - even though its website said you can't...  

JLR said, a few years ago, that a development on the proposed site “would cause significant harm to the visual amenity”. Now they want to go ahead.

The public consultation on this was open until early February. Here’s how to tell the Council’s Planners what you think. You still can.

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2016 - a Load of Rubbish!

Two groups of litter pickers in Olton and Lyndon wards collected more than 145 bags of rubbish between May and December 2016. The brain child of community superstar Chris Dunster, and supported by Lib Dem ward Councillors, the volunteers cleared the streets of Olton and Hobs Moat every month.

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Shape Solihull’s Future - Consultation Ends Feb 17th

The current 15 year 'Solihull Local Plan', was adopted in December 2013. A legal challenge meant the Council was forced to look again at it, especially the plans for new housing locations across the Borough.

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37 Bus Disappointment for Protesters

Solihull Council have accepted without protest the decision by National Express to re-route the 37 bus, avoiding 'Olton Interchange'. Your Lib Dem Councillors fought, unsuccessfully, for the service to be returned to the train station but the Tory cabinet member accepted the decision.

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Autumn Statement - Nothing for the NHS Blackhole

The Chancellor's Autumn Statement this week failed to address the serious financial crisis in the NHS. Liberal Democrats have been asking for an immediate cash injection, but the Government clearly doesn't care.

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