Queens Jubilee Celebration – What a Great Day!

On the 3rd June 2022 the community came together to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, at Woodbourne Sports & Social Club.

Fun was had by all. The event was opened by Doug Montgomery (Woodbourne Sports Club) and Mark Reohorn (Chairman of Tidbury Green Parish Council). Everyone was welcomed to the event, which was organised by Woodbourne Sports Club and supported by Tidbury Green Parish Council.

The welcomes and introductions were followed by a beautiful, moving performance by Aoife, who at only 5 years sang the National Anthem. Well done Aoife, you were amazing!

During the day a Bowls competition took place.

There was plenty for adults and children to enjoy, including:-

🏰– A Bouncy Castle   🥂 🍾 – Cream Teas & Prosecco

 

🍔 🌭 – BBQ  🍭– Sweets      🤡– Face Painting

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Old School Kids races !

 

Bar                   🎼    Music 🎸

 

There were also some fantastic raffle prizes including the following:-

£50 Johnson Coaches Voucher                          

£75 Chung Ying Chinese Restaurant Vocher

Meal for 2 @ Th eRailway, Dorridge

£20 Becketts Farm Voucher

£20 Tropic Skincare Voucher

£75 Draw My City Prints Voucher

£50 ENC Skincare & Aesthetics Voucher  

4 x passes for Freddies Playpad

Whartons Furniture Ornament

£25 Earlswood Garden Centre Voucher

Grey Goose Vodka

Fowlers Cheese Selection

£25 Botanic Beauty Voucher

Signed Warwickshire Cricket Shirt

3 Course Meal for 2 @ Monsoon Restaurant

Plus lots of Beer, Champagne, Wine, Sweets & Chocolate.

Thank you to everyone that donated prizes.

The kids and some of the adults, including the Parish Council Chairman, Mark Reohorn, loved meeting and hanging with Louie, the Orangutan. 

A Massive Thank You – Queens Jubilee Celebration 2022

On the 3rd June 2022 the community came together to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, at Woodbourne Sports & Social Club.

The Parish Council were delighted when they heard that Woodbourne were planning to organise the event and we are extremely pleased that we agreed to support them with the event.

Woodbourne Sports & Social Club is a great facility on Rumbush Lane, in Tidbury Green.

It offers an excellent club and outdoor space, where a number of sports including football, cricket and Crown Green bowls take place.

We were so pleased to see so many people join us from the Community. It was a great day, (even though it rained later in the afternoon), enjoyed by friends and family.

We enjoyed a BBQ, Music, Beverages from the bar, Inflatables, Funfair Teacups & Bungee Trampolines, Afternoon Cream Tea and much more.

The Parish Council feel that these types of gatherings are invaluable for communities. They help people meet friends old and new, socialise and have fun, which is so important for improved health and mental wellbeing. We hope that this was the first of many successful events.

The Parish Council would like to say a massive thank you to Woodbourne Sports and Social Club, for hosting the event. In particular thank you to Kate Fall, who did such an amazing job organising and advertising the event, decorating the club so well, being so welcoming and working so hard to ensure that the event was such a success.

Thank you to Darren from Jungle Hut for bringing Louie the Orangutan. The kids (and adults) loved him.

Thank you to all those who donated prizes for the raffle that took place. Local people/companies were really generous with their donations and there were some lovely raffle prizes. Those who kindley donated raffle prizes include:-

Johnson Coaches

The Railway Pub and Resturant in Dorridge                         

Chung Ying Chinese Restaurant

Becketts Farm

Tropic Skincare

Draw My City Prints

ENC Skincare & Aesthetics

Freddies Playpad

Whartons Furniture

Earlswood Garden Centre 

Fowlers Cheese

Botanic Beauty

Warwickshire Cricket

Monsoon Restaurant

 

 

Congratulations to all those who won a prize.

Last and my no means least a great big thank you to all those who attended. It was so nice to see you all there. All the kids seemed to have fun and they were so well behaved. Without all those that attended; events like this would not happen. Attending goes such a long way to helping to build happy and strong communities.  We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we all did and we hope that we will see you again in the future for more fun events.

Introducing the Anne Robson Helpline – if you or someone close to you is dying, you can talk to us.

Introducing the Anne Robson Helpline – if you or someone close to you is dying, you can talk to us.

At the Anne Robson Trust we aim to be there to listen to anyone who faces dying or the imminent death of someone they care about.  We know that facing the end of life can leave you feeling isolated and alone.

Being able to access support is so important. Gaining knowledge of what may happen towards the end of life and being prepared helps both the person dying and their loved ones to feel a sense of control.

Calls are free and confidential. Call us on 0808 801 0688 – we have time to talk

Please visit www.annerobsontrust.org.uk/helpline-service to find out more.

Fulford Green Development Proposal & Solihull Local Plan Review – Update 27th September 2021

Summix FHS Developments LLP (Summix) has been promoting land for development to the South of Tidbury Green, referred to as Fulford Green: A new Garden Village for Solihull. Their proposal is to develop approx. 1800 homes, a high street, with shops and cafes and also a zero-carbon school.

At the Parish Council Meeting, which was held on Wednesday 15th September, the Parish Council Unanimously agreed that they object to the Fulford Green development proposal.

As previously reported “The site at this time is NOT included in the Draft Solihull Local plan”. However, Summix have made representations on the local plan via their agents to make the case that the plan is not sound as it does not include sufficient land for new housing and that the site at Fulford Green should be included.

Following The Draft Solihull Local Plan being submitted to the Secretary of State, it has now been submitted for independent examination – see Solihull Local Plan – Examination in Public.

The hearings in relation to the examination take place between 27th Sept and 9th Dec 2021.

During the hearings the overall housing requirement will be debated, to establish if the Draft Plan includes sufficient housing numbers to meet housing need in Solihull, which includes numbers required as part of their “duty to Cooperate” commitment, which involves contributing to housing number shortfalls where required, to neighbouring areas, including Birmingham.

Based on available information and intelligence, it appears that housing need numbers in some neighbourhood areas including Birmingham, are higher than originally anticipated. Consequently each Neighbouring area may have to make a contribution to deal with the shortfall.

If as anticipated the Inspectors conclude that further homes are required, the likelihood is that various landowners/ developers including Summix will put their sites and proposals forward to Solihull MBC, for them to consider if they should be included in the Local Plan.

Further details about the Examination in Public can be found on the dedicated webpages on the Council website at www.solihull.gov.uk/eip.

The following information was received from Solihull MBC on the 23rd September 2021

A revised timetable has been issued by the Planning Inspectors and can be found on the EiP Council webpages here.

Please be aware you cannot attend the EiP in person unless you have been invited by the Planning Inspectors to participate in the hearings because you made written representations to the Regulation 19 consultation that took place from October to December 2020.

Also because of COVID concerns, there is no capacity for people to attend to observe the proceedings.

However, they will be broadcast live and you will be able to view sessions in the video library at your convenience.  Please follow this link here.

 You can read more here.

 

Solihull MBC’s Holiday activities and food programme (HAF)

Plaease see the Information Below, provided by Solihull MBC:-

Dear parent/carer

HAF (Holiday Activities & Food programme) for families in receipt of benefits related free school meals over the summer holiday period As part of the government’s £220 million scheme to support families during the summer holiday period, Solihull Council are providing healthy food and enriching activities to families in Solihull.

The eligibility is based on means tested income grounds, not the universal free meal for KS1 pupils. If you meet the free school meals benefits criteria, you will be able to book onto a variety of activities across the borough at no cost. Click https://socialsolihull.org.uk/localoffer/summer-activities/ for details.

See this government video promoting the programme, featuring well known free school meals campaigner, Marcus Rashford,

Yours sincerely
HAF Team

HAF Poster

Letter from Marcus Rashford and Henry Dimbleby-2021

Community testing centres to open to anyone without COVID symptoms

Solihull MBC have advised that the following  press release was released, regarding the expansion of Solihull Council’s community testing programme from Monday 8 March 2021.

  https://www.solihull.gov.uk/news/community-testing-centres-open-anyone-without-covid-symptoms

The booking page has also been updated to include further information including FAQs: https://www.solihull.gov.uk/COVID-19/covidtesting

New Fuel Voucher and Support Scheme

Attached and below is information about the fuel voucher and support scheme launched in Solihull to help vulnerable families and households who are struggling to pay their fuel bills due to loss of income or increased fuel use.

Solihull Council have provided funding in recognition of the additional burden the COVID-19 outbreak is having on vulnerable families and households who are struggling to pay their fuel bills due to loss of income or increased fuel use. The scheme supports people in the following ways:

  • Debt write off (up to £250) to those who are unable to pay their fuel bill and have been in debt with their energy supplier for the last six months and are unable to set up a debt payment plan with their supplier.
  • Energy Bill Support. Provision of funds to help with payment of energy bills of £49 for households, maximum of 3 applications. Further details can be found on the attached flyer.
  • Additional support in the form of energy advice such as tariff advice, Priority Service Registration with Western Power, accessing Warm Homes Discount, if applicable and onward referrals e.g. income maximisation, access to other funding for energy efficiency measures e.g. heating and/or insulation. 
  • Boiler servicing and chimney sweeping to ensure householders have a safe and warm home.
  • Boiler repairs to ensure no family is left in a no heat situation.
  • Boiler replacement if repairs cannot be undertaken and no other source of funding is available.

More Details can be found in the 2 documents below

Solihull Warner Winter Flyer

Warmer Winter Fuel Vouchers