Solihull Council’s Winter Digital Magazine

Solihull Council has published its winter digital magazine which is full of interesting information. One feature details that Solihull residents are being given the chance to have a gas central heating boiler and radiators installed for free, as part of a scheme provided by the National Grid Warm Homes Fund. People can find out if they are eligible for the scheme by emailing advice@ or calling the Freephone number 0800 988 2881. Read the digital magazine in full by clicking on the link below:


“Police have urged everyone to download a smartphone app they say has already saved several lives. What is it and how does it work?” (BBC News August 2019)

What3words essentially points to a very specific location. Its developers divided the world into 57 trillion squares, each measuring 3m by 3m (10ft by 10ft) and each having a unique, randomly assigned three-word address. It cuts out all ambiguity about where a person’s exact location is and enables help to reach them.

A smartphone is needed to download the free app. Once downloaded, the app does not need a phone signal to tell someone their three-word location.

The emergency services have successfully assisted members of the public by being provided with the three words that enables them to be located.