Tuesday, 11 June 2013

MP Spelman opens petrol station

MERIDEN MP Caroline Spelman cut the ribbon to open Sainsbury’s petrol station in Grange Road, Dorridge on Friday.

                   130611 - New Dorridge Petrol Station

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She was joined by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council Dorridge & Hockley Heath ward members Ian Courts and Ken Meeson and Peter Heywood from Dorridge Fun Run.

Also in attendance was Simon Thomas of youth charity Challenge Adventure Group, to whom Sainsbury’s has donated two kayaks.

The garage was run by Total but closed last year.

Pictured: Cllr Ian Courts, Sue Stacey (Sainsbury’s), Cllr Ken Meeson, Rt. Hon Caroline Spelman MP, Simon Thomas (Challenge Adventure Group), Peter Heywood (Dorridge Fun Run).


  1. The garage was run by Total but closed, prematurely, by Sainsbury's last year.

    Nice attempt to appear as good guys but not successful.

  2. Is it normal for two councillors, an MP and two community representatives to attend the opening of a petrol station?

    1. I expect is is when they've been oh so helpful in making it happen

  3. What a dreadful cheap and nasty canopy compared with its predecessor with the attractive tilled edging!

  4. How many bigwigs on the make will open the superstore?

  5. Some people seem to prefer the previous inner city type scruffy service station . Perhaps they are homesick for their previous life ?