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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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Inconsiderate Parking & Tesco Car Park Landscaping

The Parish Council have now agreed with the previous owners of the Tesco Car Park for Landscaping Works to be carried out during February.

There are ongoing parking issues in both car parks. The Tesco car park is owned by the Parish Council and the Mortons Car Park is owned by DHMC, with neither organisation presently having enforcement powers. Car parks are tightly regulated, and to resolve these problems a managed scheme is being proposed. This managed scheme would cover both car parks, and other private parking in the central area, with all the necessary signage and marking to better regulate use.

Note. A new directly elected Board for the central area estate will shortly be taking over control of DHMC and the management policy from the Receivers. Once this is in place, the managed scheme for car parking can be taken forward, and will hopefully go some way to improving the parking problems.

Anti-Social Behaviour

Concern has been raised over anti-social behaviour on the Village Green, in the Village Centre and in underground car parks. This has ranged from eggs thrown at homes, cars and bikes damaged, new bins and benches being deliberately fire damaged, to items and broken glass in the playground. Dickens Heath Management Company currently carry out a 24 hour security CCTV monitoring role in the central area, along with patrols at night that check the car parks are secure. Any incidents are reported to the police and security will move on trespassers in the car park areas. Security patrol checks all gated car parks are secure unless awaiting repair. Neither the Parish Council nor DHMC have any enforcement powers with regard to ASB and rely on Police back-up when called.

Residents are strongly urged to call the Police on 101 to record all ASB occurrences.


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Let’s Take It On!

Do you know somebody who is ready to step forward, make a change, and take it on?

We need 2,022 Batonbearers, each with inspiring stores, to take on the special experience of carrying the Queen’s Baton through England in summer 2022.

Batonbearer Nomination Terms & Conditions

We’re looking for individuals from England that meet one or more of the following criteria:

·         Always willing to take on a challenge and has a unique and inspiring story;

·         Has made a meaningful contribution to sport, education, the arts, culture, or charity;

·         Is a figure of inspiration that positively challenges others to achieve their best;

·         Has taken on a challenge or cause and made a positive impact within their community.

The Queen’s Baton Relay will travel to every region in England, before arriving at the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on 28 July 2022.

To nominate, simply tell us how your nominee is making a difference in their community and why they deserve to take on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Let’s take it on, together. Nominate a local hero to be a Batonbearer in England.

Public Space Protection Orders relating to dog controls

Please note that these consultations close on the 16th of January so you need to be quick if you would like to have your say 🙂

Public Space Protection Orders relating to dog controls Solihull Council is consulting on the imposition of two Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) relating to dog controls and is also seeking views on other areas of dog-related anti-social behaviour.The first proposed PSPO relates to dog fouling. It creates an offence for a person in charge of a dog to fail to remove, and properly dispose of, faeces from the dog. The Order would apply to all land in the borough that is open to the air and to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access. There are, however, exemptions for people with disabilities.The second proposed PSPO relates to the exclusion of dogs from children’s play areas and school land. It creates an offence for a person in charge of a dog to take it into such an area of land.The Council is also seeking views on other areas of dog-related anti-social behaviour. These relate to the maximum number of dogs one person can walk at one time and the requirement to keep dogs on leads in certain areas or at the request of a Council official.

This consultation will close on Sunday 16 January 2022.

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Social Dances

Ballroom & Latin + Popular Sequence

Dickens Heath Village Hall

Solihull B90 1SD

8 –10.30pm

Admission £6.00 each

(Tickets available on the door)

2022 Dates  

15 January, 19 February, 19 March, 16 April, 18 June, 16 July, 15 October, 12 November

Large Floor    Car Park     No Bar, Bring own refreshments

For full details contact Tony & Christine Hunnisett

(Fully Qualified Dance Teachers)

  • Members I.D.T.A. (International Dance Teachers Association

Phone/Fax: 01564 779267      Mobile: 07901 816233

Email: tch2010@hotmail.co.uk   

Web: www.Dancextras.co.uk


Welcome to this special edition of the latest Solihull COVID-19 newsWith Christmas just around the corner we are encouraging everyone to get their COVID vaccines as soon as possible to ensure the virus doesn’t ruin their festive plans. A new, temporary drop-in clinic has been set up, open for this week only at the Jaguar Land Rover’s Logistics Operations Centre (LOC) –  (not Lode Lane entrance!), Damson Parkway, Solihull, B92 9EP (Google Maps only) / What3Words (W3W) reference: ///bring.star.storesIn order to allow as many people to get a jab, the Council has set up two FREE transportation services to and from the clinic:A ring and ride pick up and drop off, for anyone in Solihull who needs a lift to the clinic – simply phone 0121 704 8058 to book a slotA shuttle bus from outside ASDA in Chelmsley Wood – get the bus, get jabbed and get dropped back within an hourOpening hours are:Tuesday 21-Thursday 23 December 8am-6pmFriday 24 December 8am-2pmThe vaccination centre is open to anyone over 16 to get their first and second doses, and for those eligible over 18 to have their booster dose. No appointment is needed.For full details see the Jaguar Land Rover Vaccination Centre poster.To find alternative clinics or to book an appointment at a vaccination centre please visit the NHS Birmingham and Solihull vaccine programme website. 

Further information, advice and support

For local advice and support during the pandemic (especially if you are self-isolating or shielding), visit our website to see what is available for residents and businesses in Solihull, no matter what your circumstances.

M40-M42 Interchange Scheme: Advanced Works Update

Our advanced works, which started in September, will continue into February 2022.

So we can deliver this work safely, we need to temporarily close some lanes while we move our traffic management. We’ll continue to work at night time, when the road is at its quietest, where we can. However as some of this work will be noisy, to minimise disruption we’ll carry out work during the daytime too.

Road closures over the festive period

To help everyone get to where they need to go over the festive period, we’re suspending our roadworks over Christmas and New Year. Signage will remain in place to inform and remind motorists of upcoming road closures.

Schedule of lane closures from 10 January to 11 February 2022

Northbound and / or southbound carriageway closures from the M40 junction 16 to the M42 junctions 3 to 4:

·      M42 junction 3 – 3a northbound, lanes 1 and 2, between 10 and 24 January 2022

·      M42 junction 3a – 3 southbound, lanes 1 and 2, between 24 and 28 January 2022

·     M40 junction 16 – M42 junction 3a northbound, lanes 1 and 2, between 19 and 21 January 2022

·    M42 junction 3a – 4 northbound and southbound, lanes 2 and 3, between 31 January and 11 February 2022

Lane closures will be in place on weeknights, between 9pm and 6am. To keep our workforce and motorists safe, we’ll close lanes in 4-kilometre (2.4 miles) sections while we work.

Please note our planned road closures may be cancelled due to poor weather, or for operational reasons.

Contact us:                                                                                                                        

For information, please contact our customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000 or email info@highwaysengland.co.uk

If you would like more information about the scheme including planned closure details, please visit our webpage: www.highwaysengland.co.uk/our-work/west-midlands/m40-m42-interchange-smart-motorway/