Notices announcing sporting activities.

Commonwealth SMBC Drop In

Get Set for the Games with SMBC drop in sessions

Released by SMBC:

It’s time to Get Set for the Games! With the Commonwealth Games coming to the region this summer, it’s the perfect time to start planning so you don’t miss out on the opportunities they will bring.

Solihull Council will be holding drop in sessions across the borough to talk everything Commonwealth Games.

Whether you’re a resident or a business owner, these Get Set for the Games sessions will provide the most up-to-date information so you can prepare for the busy and exciting summer ahead.

Come and meet Louise, the Council’s Programme Manager for the Commonwealth Games, and Kate, who is leading the organisation of The Queen’s Baton Relay in the borough. They will be at the following places to hear your questions, concerns and ideas.

Date                                       Time                           Location

Monday 16th May             9.30 – 11.00       Chelmsley Wood Library

Monday 16th May            11.30 – 13.00      Marston Green Library

Friday 20th May               10.00 – 12.00      Knowle Library

Tuesday 24th May           12.00 – 14.00      Solihull Library

Tuesday 7th June             10.00 – 11.30      Olton Library

Thursday 9th June           10.00 – 11.30      Castle Bromwich Library

Thursday 9th June           13.00 – 14.00      Smiths Wood Library

Thursday 9th June           14.30 – 16.00      Kingshurst Library

Friday 10th June               14.30 – 16.00      Hampton In Arden Library

Monday 13th June          10.00 – 11.30      Balsall Common Library

Monday 13th June          14.00 – 15.30      Dickens Heath Library

Tuesday 14th June          11.00 – 12.30      Meriden Library

Wednesday 15th June   14.00 – 15.30      Shirley Library

Thursday 16th June         17.00 – 19.00    Solihull Library

Thursday 23rd June         13.00-14.00      Virtual session, register at –

Thursday 23rd June         17.00 – 19.00      Chelmsley Wood Library

For more info on Get Set for the Games across the West Midlands and follow @GetSet2022 on Twitter.

Velo Birmingham & Midlands 2020 – Event Cancellation

The Parish Council have received the messsage below from the The Vélo Birmingham & Midlands Route Team:-

It is with a heavy heart that I write to announce the cancellation of Vélo Birmingham & Midlands 2020 that was due to take place on Sunday 21 June 2020.

HM Government are strongly advising against mass gatherings and non-essential travel and even if it is possible that the situation may have improved by June 21 (which seems far from certain), working restrictions and self-isolation recommendations mean that we are simply unable to complete the work necessary in the next few weeks to ensure that the event could proceed safely and with minimum support from and/or disruption to local emergency services, whose vital work is rightly focused on supporting public health needs through these exceptional circumstances.


Vélo apologise for any inconvenience caused, particularly to those that made specific arrangements around the event and associated road closures. You can find more information about the cancellation on our website at

To confirm, Vélo Birmingham & Midlands ­will not be taking place on Sunday 21 June and there will be no road closures associated with the event.

On behalf of the whole Vélo Team, we want to wish you well over the coming weeks and months.