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LIBRARY BOOKS APPEAL

During the first lockdown Solihull Libraries took the decision to remove fines for overdue items and earlier this year library fines were permanently removed.

Despite the relaxing of fines, the Libraries service is reminding people that it is still important to  return overdue library items to their local libraries so that stock can be made available for other residents.

DISABILITY FACILITIES GRANTS

The Council is considering increasing the flexibility of funding of the Disabled Facilities Grant, which enables adaptations such as widening doors and installing ramps for wheelchair access, adapting a current bathroom or bedroom or providing the means to access a garden safely. Homeowners, private tenants and parents/guardians of disabled children can apply for a grant if the disabled person is living in the property.

New cycle lane Knowle to Solihull

One of the three cycle lanes recently authorised by the Council will run between Knowle and Solihull, mainly on the Warwick Rd between Brueton Park and the Wilson Arms, with a spur along Newton Rd ending at Longdon Rd.
There are no details of the route, whether it will be on the roads or separated from the traffic.  These are yet to be worked out.