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Mayor’s Community Weekend

You may be interested in the Mayor’s Community Weekend on 30 June and 1 July which aims to encourage communities to come together and celebrate  diversity. The Mayor’s office are working in partnership with the Big Lottery Fund who will be offering grants of up to £500 to groups who want to run an event.

For further information use the link below

Police Drop in Meeting

Your local officers will be holding a drop in surgery at Dorridge Methodist Church, Mill Lane, Dorridge on Friday 23rd February between 6 and 7 pm.  Come along and discuss any concerns you might have in the local area.


Tom Attwood (Police, PCSO, Solihull Rural)

Take Five to Stop Fraud Week

22-26 JANUARY 2018

Neighbourhood Watch is proud to be supporting Take Five To Stop Fraud Week.

Take Five To Stop Fraud Week is part of the national campaign from Financial Fraud Action UK and the Government, backed by the banking industry coming together to tackle fraud.

The advice being issued this week is really simple but it can stop you becoming a victim of fraud.

  1. A genuine bank or organisation will never contact you out of the blue to ask for your PIN, full password or to move money to another account. Only give out your personal or financial details to use a service that you have given your consent to, that you trust and that you are expecting to be contacted by.
  2. Don’t be tricked into giving a fraudster access to your personal or financial details. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.
  3. Always question uninvited approaches in case it’s a scam. Instead, contact the company directly using a known email or phone number.

Together we can help stop fraud.

To read more about the campaign and to access all the resources go to

Consultation on Local Pharmacy Services

Solihull Council would like to hear people’s views on a draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) which will help ensure residents have good access to local pharmacy (chemist) services.

This is a follow-up consultation from a survey carried out in September asking for people’s views on pharmacy services in Solihull.

The draft PNA looks at the current provision of pharmaceutical services across Solihull and whether they meet the current and future needs of residents, identifying any potential gaps in services.

NHS England will use the PNA when making decisions regarding applications for new or changes to, existing pharmaceutical services. It will also be used by NHS England, Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Solihull Council to inform their commissioning of local pharmaceutical services.

The draft PNA has been put together on behalf of Solihull Health and Wellbeing Board using the analysis of local health needs, local information, intelligence, and surveys with the public and pharmacies.

People are invited to read the draft PNA and share their views by completing a short survey at:

The closing date for the consultation is Monday 22 January 2018.  Feedback will be used to inform the final PNA which will be ready for publication by 1 April 2018.

For more information contact Claire Cook, Communications Officer, on 0121 704 6136.

Calling all volunteers – we are giving Hockley Heath a Spring Clean! Friday 21st April 2017

Following last years November tidy, Hockley Heath Parish Council and Solihull Council are working together again to hold a one day local tidy up.

Friday 21st April 10am – 2pm

Meet at the Hockley Heath Recreation Ground car park, Old Warwick Road.

For further information, please call Maria Vernon on 07974 79 55 88 or email

All protective equipment and tools for the work will be provided.

Spotlight on GP Appointments – public meeting called

March 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Venue: Concert Room, Solihull Moors FC Stadium, Damson Park, Solihull, B92 9EJ

 Fed up with hearing that GP appointments are hard to come by? Come to a public meeting about the situation in Solihull.

Attendees to this open meeting will be able to hear views from informed speakers on the pressures facing local services, and to take part in the Access to GP Appointments in Solihull Survey, which has been created to review patients’ experiences of access to health services at their GP surgeries.

Speakers will include Tony Green from the Patient Participation Group Network and Dr Susan Harrower from Coventry Road Practice, Sheldon who will be answering questions about the ongoing issues facing GP services and their appointments systems.

Places are limited, so book one now using our booking form or call 0121 704 7861 between 10am-3pm, or email

And if you cannot attend, you can still contribute to the survey.