Welcome to the Website of the Solihull Ratepayers

Thanks for stopping by. Have a look around and get to know Solihull Ratepayers. We welcome your views, comments and feedback on local community issues and observations or requests. Please use the contact form to get in touch.

(Please Note that Solihull Ratepayers Association now incorporates the districts previously covered by the Solihull Residents Association (Central Solihull) and the Shirley Residents Association)

Solihull Ratepayers are affiliated to the West Midlands Pensioners Convention which campaigns on behalf of the elderly and disabled and the Taxpayers Alliance which campaigns for lower taxes & better Government

"Our Next Public Open Forum for Members and Supporters" is our Annual General Meeting at  2.00pm Friday 9th March 2018 (Meeting is open to the public with full Agenda published 7 days prior to the meeting.                                 (Free admission open to the public)                                    Guest Speaker - Harry Fone Campaigns Manager for the Taxpayers Alliance   - No Tickets Required for this Event                                                                   

Our scheduled meetings for 2018 will be held at 2.00pm on the following Fridays

12th January - 9th March (AGM) - 11th May -13th July - 14th September - 9th November
Held in the Shirley Community Centre, 274 Statford Road, Shirley, Solihull B90 3AD
(Next to Post Office)

Agenda is published at least 7 days prior to the meeting date above

This Meeting is Open to the Public.

We have an "Open Invitation to Residents" to come along and find out about the Ratepayers Work in the Community.

Join our regular Social Activities and trips out to places of interest during the course of the year

Current & Recent Members Social Activities-

Friday 12th January 2018 4.30pm New Year Meal at Plume of Feathers follows January Forum Meeting

Wednesday 22nd November London Shopping and ChristmasLights from Solihull on Chiltern Railways (Picnic Lunch) on train

Wednesday 13th December Christmas Social Event 12.00noon to 4.00pm at 7 Glascote Close Shirley B90 2TA


phone 0121 733 8081 or Email info@solihullratepayers.com


Our website was first launched on 4th October 2008

Look at the 'News Bulletins' for copies of The Ratepayer Newsletter and other information Material. See also the 'Photo News' page for photo stories of our activities. See 'Links' to The Taxpayers Alliance where we are affiliate members 

We recommend The Solihull News & Solihull Observer for an inside track on local news.

The Ratepayers Community Team.

Solihull Ratepayers Association was founded in 1974 in response to a 93% increase in council rates following local government reorganisation at that time. The association played a major role in a national protest campaign, leading to central government funding a substantial rebate to those councils hardest hit, including Solihull.

Over the years the association has continued to act on behalf of the Solihull Community as an independant watchdog on the actions taken by the Solihull Council and other bodies who levy tax or other charges on the citizens of this borough.

Bluebells flowered for the last time in the ancient Shirley 'Ring of Oaks' which were felled to make way for Parkgate.

Our Objects are:

1. To promote the interest of our members and that of the Ratepayers (Now Council Tax Payers) of Solihull.

2. To ensure that services and amenities are improved throughout the area subject to the cost of the Metropolitan District Council Tax being set at an acceptable level in line with inflation.

3. To influence the policy and financial decisions of the local council for the good of the Tax Payers as a whole and organise formal and active opposition to unacceptable changes in the environment and development of Solihull or unreasonable increases in expenditure, as expressed through Council Tax.

4. To promote the traditional Values, Culture, Ethos and use of the English language in Solihull.

The Solihull Ratepayers Association shall achieve its objects by democratic means and will reflect the will of the residents of Solihull at all times.

The Solihull Ratepayers Association is funded soley by Membership Subscription and Donations. Current minimum subscriptions are just £2.00 per annum or £5.00 for 3 years

Membership is open to all residents of Solihull or individuals owning property within the Borough. Membership may be admitted to residents from outside Solihull at the Committees discretion

For more information about becoming a member of Solihull Ratepayers Association, please go to our Membership page on this site.

Solihull & Meriden Residents Association (SAMRA a local registered Political Party) is a separate registered body with the Electoral Commission for the purposes of promoting Independent Ratepayers & Residents Candidates in Council Elections. Solihull Ratepayers Association provides the administration services for SAMRA

We are located at:

7 Glascote Close


B90 2TA

Contact us today!

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:

 0121 733 8081

+44 7818 091501 +44 7818 091501



Or use our contact form.

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