Parish Council Elections – May 2019

Have you ever considered being a Parish Councillor? 

Councillor elections for the Parish Council of Hockley Heath will be undertaken in May 2019. There are 5 seats available on the Parish Council. If you would like to learn more about this valuable role and the difference you can make to your community come along and find out  more at a local information session. The session is free to members of the public and will be held at Solihull Council House on Monday 28th January 2019, 6.30 pm- 8.30 pm.

Contact the Clerk if you would like to be registered on the above event:

SMBC Flood Update – 8th November 2018

Thursday 8 November between 6pm – 7pm, at:

The Pavilion
Hockley Heath Recreation Ground
Old Warwick Road
Hockley Heath
B94 6HH

The aim of the event is to to inform you of SMBC’s interim findings.  SMBC are also hoping other agencies involved in May’s flood, such as Severn Trent, will be in attendance.

No need to book a slot, SMBC’s officers will be on hand to to speak to you on a 1:1 basis.

The drop-in event will also allow SMBC to check their knowledge and understanding of the flood event before they formally publish a report into the flooding at the end of the month.

If you need to get in touch then please email

West Midlands Police – “How are we Doing? Survey”

West Midlands Police would like you to help them understand the service they are delivering to you by filling out the below survey. It’s a two question poll and should only take a couple of minutes to complete but your feedback is important to West Midlands Police.

Responses are not anonymous but will be treated in confidence and will only be used for the purposes of understanding and improving their services to the public and they will not contact you as a result of this survey.  Please note, you must be 16 years or over to take part in this survey.

If you need to report something to West Midlands Police you can now do so online at




Proposed Changes to Some Bus Services in Solihull

A review of the bus services that Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) financially supports bus operators to run (tendered bus services) is being undertaken. These are the services that operators have not opted to run commercially (for profit). Transport for West Midlands funds these services to ensure residents are able to make socially necessary journeys.

TfWM are keen to highlight that they are not looking to reduce the support for bus services across the borough. TfWM are looking at how they can use that support to give the best possible service to all residents in the area, whilst pursuing opportunities to grow and develop the network further. They would appreciate your help in shaping the future bus network in your area, by giving your opinions on the proposals and ideas, before any final decisions are made.
Any changes will be introduced from 23rd February 2019. TfWM would really like to hear your views on their proposals and options.


Speak to staff and fill in a questionnaire at an exhibition on Wednesday 3 October 0900 to 1500 in the West Midlands Combined Authority marquee near to the former Maplins, High Street, Solihull. Alternatively visit to see a copy of the proposed map of changes and to fill in a questionnaire.

Please provide your views by Sunday 14 October 2018.

Public Meeting 19th July 2018 – Flood De-brief by Solihull Council

Representatives from Solihull Council will be holding a public meeting for Hockley Heath residents on Thursday 19th July 2018 at 7 pm in the Pavilion, Hockley Heath Recreation Ground, Old Warwick Road to discuss the recent flooding throughout the village. SMBC will provide an update on measures taken since the flooding.
This meeting will take place immediately before the full monthly Parish Council meeting.

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

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