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Bring a bag for your rubbish when spending time outdoors.

Are you planning on spending time outdoors? Play your part in helping to keep our environment clean and litter-free: bring a bag to take your rubbish home with you to throw away or recycle. Don’t leave rubbish next to a full bin. Litter ruins our great outdoors by harming our wildlife and polluting our waters. Remember, bins aren’t always available outdoors, especially in the countryside

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Solihull says Thank You

Solihull Council is launching a special initiative called ‘Solihull says thank you’, in place of The Civic Honours Awards which are postponed until 2021.

‘Solihull says thank you’ has been set up to acknowledge the support that people and communities have given each other over the last six months.

This is an opportunity for Solihull residents to say thank you to an individual (of any age) or organisation who has done something kind or helpful during this difficult time. Examples of actions that people may want to recognise are a neighbour who has done their shopping, someone who has been a supportive friend or someone who has been brave during the crisis.

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Stuart Davis, said: “Due to the current circumstances we have decided to push back the Civic Honours awards, and instead do something to recognise the actions of those unsung heroes during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I have witnessed much kindness and generosity these last months, and the sense of community generated by it is moving. I would like to say thank you to all of those who have gone out of their way to help someone in need.

“I’m delighted to announce the launch of the ‘Solihull says thank you’ initiative and I would encourage you to submit your nominations to show your thanks.”

Nominations are now open and will close on Sunday 6 September.  Everyone nominated will receive a special thank you card from the Mayor.

There will also be an opportunity for the nominees to submit a photo which will be part of a ‘Solihull says thank you’ display in Touchwood and Chelmsley Wood Town Centre.

For more information on ‘Solihull says thank you’ and to nominate, please visit www.solihull.gov.uk/solihullcivichonours

Solihull tip – booking system in September

Solihull Council has announced plans for an online booking system for trips to Bickenhill Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) which will go live next month.

Solihull Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways, Cllr Ken Hawkins, said: “We recognise that social distancing will be with us for a long time to come and that implementing this at our tip has contributed to quite lengthy queues for some time now.

“While we would still encourage residents to explore all other options – such as donations of useable items to charity shops or booking a hassle free bulky waste collection – we are working towards an online booking system for Solihull residents which should help considerably.

“We will have the new system in place in September and will give residents more information about how to book online once we have completed the necessary testing.”

For more information about household waste and recycling see – https://www.solihull.gov.uk/wasteandrecycling

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