Heatwave alert at level 2

Over the next few days the Met Office has announced that the weather is going to be increasingly warm.

Please follow this link to find guidance on looking after yourself and others.

Children invited to join the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge

Children in Solihull ages 4 – 11 are being challenged to read six books across the school summer holidays. This year’s Summer Reading Challenge ‘Gadgeteers’, starts on Saturday 9 July and gives children the opportunity to win some exciting prizes.

The challenge is free to join and runs until Saturday 10 September.

To take part, all children need to do is sign up at their nearest library where they will receive a collector’s card and can pick up a set of stickers each time they borrow and read a library book.

Read more here.

Include Me Games (11 – 18 July) – free activities

The week long Games offers people with disabilities the chance to experience a range of activities, taking place at both North Solihull Sports Centre and Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, as well as through other providers. Activities include table tennis, gym access, disability swim, rowing sessions, inclusive boxercise and many more, all free of charge!

Details here: https://www.solihullactive.co.uk/solihull-include-me-games/

Batonbearer Stories – Mason Silver

Mason Silver, promising 15 year old footballer, will be carrying the Queen’s Baton at North Solihull Sports Centre as part of the Queen’s Baton Relay in Solihull on Tuesday 26 July.

Mason was nominated by his school, Smith’s Wood Academy, for his outstanding contribution to sport both in and outside of school. He has the most Academy Colours of any student in his year, having four to his name already.

Mason plays football for his school and for two teams on weekends, playing in both Saturday and Sunday leagues. He dedicates much of his time when not playing himself to supporting younger players to fulfil their potential. He supports and leads coaching for junior teams at his clubs and for younger year groups at his school.

Read more here. 

The Commonwealth Games are coming to Solihull Town Centre!

Get right in the thick of the action at our two B2022 Festival Sites in Solihull Town Centre.

From Thursday 28 July to Monday 8 August, 10am – 6pm, Mell Square and Theatre Square will play host to big screen viewing areas featuring a great selection of food and drink, as well as a full programme of sporting activity both on-screen and live on site.

Read more here.

Free children’s summer holiday activities for eligible Solihull families

Free activities along with a healthy meal, are being provided to thousands of eligible children aged 4 to 16 in Solihull this summer. Solihull Council are providing this support to families in receipt of benefits related free school meals, funded via a £997,000 government grant for 2022/23.

Details here: https://www.solihull.gov.uk/children-and-family-support/haf-activities

Artists start work on mini art trail in Shirley

Shoppers and visitors will be able to enjoy a new splash of colour on Shirley high street as artists get to work painting flowers on utility boxes.

Solihull Council has commissioned Pickle Illustration to turn six utility boxes into pieces of public art along the Stratford Road as part of the work to brighten the high street in Shirley.

When finished, the six art pieces will form a mini art trail along the Stratford Road through QR codes which will encourage residents, families, and visitors to explore their local high street.

Read more here.

Windy Arbor Primary School children visit the Council Chamber

Members of Windy Arbor Primary School Council from years two to six got a feel for democracy when they visited the Council Chamber on Wednesday 6 July.

The pupils were given a tour of the Civic Suite and met with the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Ken Meeson. They then held a School Council meeting in the Chamber.

The experience helped give the children a better understanding of how local democracy and decision-making works.

Read more here

Praise for Solihull’s Integrated Addiction Services

Professor Dame Carol Black, heaped on the praise for Solihull’s Integrated Addiction Services (SIAS) at last week’s grand opening of the borough’s newly refurbished Newington Centre.

Following the Government’s pledge to invest £800m into improving addictions services, SIAS’ partners, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust allocated funding to the Centre’s refurbishment.

Full details here: https://www.solihull.gov.uk/news/praise-solihulls-integrated-addiction-services 

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