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Country Market in Tidbury Green Village Hall – Every Saturday Morning

This fabulous Country Market has just moved from the scout hut in Wythall Park to Tidbury Green Village Hall, Dickens Heath Road, Solihull, West Midlands B90 1QW.
They are there every Saturday morning.
Country Markets is a non-profit organisation.  It used to be part of the Women’s Institute until it was split off under a reorganisation about 20 years ago.
 Although the participants in the market receive money for the sale of their produce no one makes a living out of it.  It is more of a “paying hobby”.  People participate because it is an enjoyable social event.  It is a similar story for the customers.  The Country Market is a meeting place for groups of friends where they can have a nice cup of coffee and a home-made cake together.
Anything which is cooked, grown or otherwise created at home can be sold at Country Markets.  Nothing is bought in for resale.  In this way they provide an outlet for the cottage industries of yesteryear.
As well as being a great place to visit, shop and have a cuppa and a chat, go, they are always in need more producers.

New plan sets direction for adult social care in Solihull

Solihull Council Released the Following information on the 30th November 2022:-

Solihull Council’s five year plan for adult social care has been approved. The plan addresses changes and challenges ahead, including significant national reform and the reintroduction of adult social care inspections by the Care Quality Commission.

Councillor Tony Dicicco, cabinet member for Adult Social Care and Health, explains why the plan is needed now: “It was important for us to set out how we will approach this period of change and our priorities over the next five years.  We have outlined how the Council will continue to improve support for adult residents and carers in the borough, building on the good services we already provide.

He continues: “The plan also highlights our new ‘Get Involved’ approach, ensuring that everyone who wants to can play a more active role in helping shape the future of adult social care services in Solihull.

“Over the summer we carried out extensive engagement work to make sure the plan includes what matters to the people we support, alongside carers and families, staff, NHS colleagues, and voluntary sector partners. Thank you to everyone who shared their views.”

The Get Involved strategy, five year plan and public-facing summary are available on the Council website