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Category Archives: General Information

Coronavirus Testing Expansion

The Government has announced the further expansion of access to coronavirus testing to help protect the most vulnerable. Anyone in England with coronavirus symptoms, who either has to leave home to go to work or is aged 65 and over, will now also be able to get tested.Tests are available across the country. They can be […]

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Foodbank Collection Box now in Tesco

There is now a way to donate non-perishable food within Dickens Heath which will be passed onto a local food bank within Solihull (Renewal, Lode Lane). Tesco Express, Dickens Heath have very kindly offered to act as a collection point for donations.Borough Cllr Ken Hawkins will be collecting donations from Tesco each Wednesday. All donations […]

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Update on Adoption of Gorcott Lane Island

A complaint about the untidy appearance of the Gorcott Lane island prompted Councillor Alan Scholes to get in touch with developer Redrow, who still own it, to ask why they don’t seem keen for it to be adopted by SMBC. Redrow replied that the island is part of a small section of highway that had […]

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Severn Trent works on Dickens Heath Rd

The Severn Trent works from outside Copperfield Court, towards Fishers Drive, have resulted in comments from residents that they have ‘butchered the road’ and the tarmac repair ‘looks awful’. Solihull MBC have confirmed that this is works in progress, and they will be back to complete the repair to a higher standard, though we’re not […]

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Good News about the Village Green

It is a difficult time for everyone, but the process whereby Solihull MBC have been advertising the disposal of the Village Green via a lease to the Parish Council has continued. And we are delighted to report that there have been no objections to the lease and so it can now be completed. The Parish […]

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Advice from the Canal & River Trust on Coronavirus and the Use of Canal Towpaths

The Canal & River Trust continues to urge people to follow Government guidance to stay at home.  If you do venture out, please remember that use of local canal towpaths should be strictly limited, keeping your distance from others and moored boats. We appreciate the important role our canals play in urban areas – providing […]

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Birmingham & Solihull GP Practices to open over Easter Weekend

Birmingham and Solihull GP Practices To Open Over Easter Weekend As part of the NHS-wide response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), GP practices across Birmingham and Solihull will be open during Good Friday (10 April) and Easter Monday (13 April) – with many practices also providing access to primary care on Saturday (11 April) and Sunday (12 […]

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Volunteer Group to Support Dalton’s Pharmacy

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The Dickens Heath Covid-19 Community Support Group has been set up by the Parish Council and the Library and we hope to support our community through this very difficult time. We heard that Dalton’s Pharmacy are expecting a huge increase in requests for home delivery of prescriptions to self isolating residents. They are a small […]

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Dickens Heath Covid-19 Community Support Group on Facebook

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Dickens Heath Parish Council and Dickens Heath Library, in conjunction with Solihull MBC, have set up a new Community Support Group on Facebook – with the aim of supporting our community through the Covid-19 pandemic. We are aiming for as many members as possible – so that residents can offer help to each other, or […]

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Coronavirus – Solihull MBC Support Helpline

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If you are self isolating and need help, you can call Solihull MBC on 0121 704 8001 or 0121 704 6000. The Parish Council are working with Solihull MBC and the Library regarding further support for our community, and we will post further information as soon as possible. If you know of elderly and vulnerable […]

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