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Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

The Big Knit – Age UK Solihull

The Big Knit is a joint campaign between Age UK and Innocent Drinks to help older people during the Winter months. You knit the hats, Innocent Smoothie Bottles wear them and 25p of every knitted hat sent to us (at The Core, Solihull Library) will go to Age UK Solihull.

04 January 2017 – We’re delighted to announce that at the end of December 2016, 4,000 Big Knit hats were knitted by you! We would like to say a HUGE thank you to all our knitters that got involved in this campaign. If you would like to take part for 2017 please download our knitting patterns below. Don’t forget to include your name and address when you drop your hats off to us so that we can thank you.

Send your hats and the amount you have knitted, along with your name and address to: The Fundraising Team, Age UK Solihull, The Core, Central Library Building, Homer Road, Solihull, B91 3RG.

DEADLINE: FRIDAY 14 JULY 2017

Download knitting patterns from Age UK Solihull website.

If you would like us to post knitting patterns out to you, please call us on 0121 704 7842 or email events@ageuksolihull.org.uk and let us know your name, address and which knitting patterns you require.

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Healthwatch Solihull Publishes Mental Health Report

In Autumn 2016, the Healthwatch Solihull partnership determined that it should undertake a study of the service user perception of the current provision of mental health services in Solihull and of any concerns for the future.

They have now published their report with recommendations for the future.

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Cars Area Big Local – Auckland Hall programme

Cars Area Big Local has published a programme of regular events taking place at Auckland Hall.

For updates and further details see the Cars Area website: www.thecarsarea.co.uk

Monday
Women’s Boxing 10:00 – 11:45 18 years + 0753 440 4515 Paul Webb
Beavers 17:15 – 18:30 6 – 8 year olds 0781 509 0036
Cubs 18:45 – 20:15 8 –10 year olds 0781 509 0036

 

Tuesday
Wizzleworld Dramatics 15:30 – 17:00 5 – 11 year olds 07814406066/ 07816197601 Kerry and Alison

 

Wednesday
Busy Hands 10:30 – 12:30 18 + year olds 0121 788 3402 Debbie and Helen
Music Skills 16:00 – 17:00 8 – 16 years old with ASN Mfcommunitymusic  @gmail.com Georgina
Inclusive Sports 17:30 – 18: 30 6 – 13 year olds 0788 627 1954 Andy Warmington

 

Thursday
Mindfulness 9:30 – 11:00 18 years + 07706818218 Emma
Photography 10:00 – 12:00 18 years + 0121 682 0068 Paul Gwilliam
Drop in! 14:00 – 16:00 All ages 07825 417 141 Aimée Mallinson
M.A.D House 18:30 – 20:30 11 – 18 year olds 0752 601 8954 Nicola Brady

 

Saturday
Project Dance and Fitness 9.30 – 10.00:
10.00 – 10.45:
10.45 – 11.30:
11.30 – 12.15:
12.15-13.00:

 

Tots Dance Class (ages 2-4)
Class 1 Dance Class (ages 5-7)
Class 2 Dance Class (ages 8-11) Class 3 Dance Class (ages 12-15) Class 4 Dance and Fitness Class (ages 16-adult)
07487616315 Christina Lal

 

All these groups happen every week unless stated. Please call the number to check they are running and that you can just come along and join in.

Further information available at www.thecarsarea.co.uk

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Literary Litter Pick in Hobs Moat

The Literary Litter Pickers of Hobs Moat Library

Putting the Lit into Litter

Love Hobs Moat, let’s clean up!

Join the Literary Litter Pickers of Hobs Moat Library for an hour from 10.00 – 11.00am with tea and coffee afterwards. Meeting once a month, starting from Hobs Moat Library, on the following dates:

Tuesday 24 January 2017

Tuesday 14 February 2017

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Tuesday 20 June 2017

Tuesday 18 July 2017

August TBC

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Children welcome as long as they remain with their parents / carer and stay away from the main road.

Litter pickers provided by Solihull Council.

All help gratefully received and the more people who help the more roads with can cover.  Last year we collected 33 bags of litter in just 4 sessions.

Litter pickers available for loan from the library for a bit of solo litter picking at a time to suit yourself.

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Literary Litter Pick in Olton

The Literary Litter Pickers of Olton Library

Putting the Lit into Litter

Love Olton, let’s clean up!

Join the Literary Litter Pickers of Olton Library for an hour from 10.30 – 11.30am with tea and coffee afterwards. Meeting once a month, starting from Olton Library, on the following dates:

Saturday 7th January 2017

Saturday 4th February 2017

Saturday 4th March 2017

Saturday 1st April 2017 – don’t be an April Fool, don a litter picking tool!

Saturday 6th May 2017

Saturday 10th June 2017

Saturday 8th July 2017

Saturday 5th August 2017 – ice-creams all round!

Saturday 9th September 2017

Saturday 7th October 2017

Saturday 18th November 2017

Saturday 9th December 2017 – Mincepies Christmas special

Children welcome as long as they remain with their parents / carer and stay away from the main road.

Litter pickers provided by Solihull Council.

All help gratefully received.

Litter pickers available for loan from the library for a bit of solo litter picking at a time to suit yourself.

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Winter Warmth Newsletter – for professionals in Solihull

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Community-led Housing – support for community groups to tackle housing crisis

National umbrella body Locality and MyCommunity are offering support to community groups to lead community housing projects.

If your area is crying out for decent, affordable housing, why not consider taking some local action to set up your own housing project? Communities can now have more of say over what they want to build and where they want to build it.

What is community-led housing?

Community-led housing projects are run by individual community groups determined to build the types of homes that local people need and want. These projects aim to solve local problems by working for and with the local community.

Community-led housing can help address issues like:

  • Affordable housing for:
    • those who are in need (such as unemployed people or single parents)
    • young people looking to buy their first house
    • older residents wanting to downsize
  • Reasonably priced homes for families
  • Housing that meets the community’s wants and needs
  • A long waiting list for council housing.

Find out more at MyCommunity’s website.

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Invitation from Solihull MP to recognise volunteers

Julian Knight, MP for Solihull, has introduced Solihull Points of Light to recognise ‘some of the amazing volunteers who do so much to enhance life in our community’.

He is inviting organisations in the borough to nominate volunteers who deserve recognition and once a month he will choose one volunteer to visit, to give them a thank you for all their hard work and write about them in his column for the local paper.

If your organisation would like to nominate a volunteer, then please email your details and contact information, the details and contact information of the volunteer you wish to nominate and up to 250 words saying why you are nominating them, to julian.knight.mp@parliament.uk.

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Armed Forces Community Covenant newsletter

The July 2016 newsletter of the Armed Forces Community Covenant for Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire has been published.

See below.

 

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Talk About North Solihull – Jul/Aug 2016

The July/August edition of Talk About North Solihull has been published. You can view below (or open in a separate window)