Reducing Vehicle Crime Webinar 1900 – 2030, Wednesday 20th October

Solihull Police are holding a webinar to help reduce vehicle crime and we would like you to join us. As the darker nights approach we usually see an increase in vehicle theft and items such as tools stolen from vans. We hope this event will help us to raise awareness of vehicle crime and reduce the number of victims in Solihull.

Reducing Vehicle Crime Webinar
1900 – 2030, Wednesday 20th October

You are invited to attend a Webinar to discuss Vehicle Crime, the actions that West Midlands Police are taking and the role we can all take to help reduce it.
The intention of this event is to reach out to vehicle owner’s and explore how we can work together to reduce crime.
Agenda
• Welcome and Introduction – Chief Superintendent Ian Parnell – Chair
• Current Data, WM Now and the importance of information sharing – Inspector Sharon Jones
• Vehicle crime – Mark Silvester – Design out Crime Manager, West Midlands Police
• Avoiding becoming a victim – Sharon Horner – Crime Prevention Design Advisor- West Midlands Police
• Safer car parking – Mathew Robinson – Park Mark
• Panel Questions
Once you have registered you will be sent a link to join using Chrome, Firefox or Safari browser.
To book your free place please click on the link below:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reducing-vehicle-crime-tickets-188163320557
We look forward to seeing you there.

A free NHS flu vaccine

As winter approaches, Solihull Council is encouraging people to get their flu jab so that they have the best protection against a virus that can cause severe illness and even death.
A free NHS flu vaccine is available every year to eligible people, to help protect them from the risk of flu and its complications.

Flu is very different to the common cold and can even be life threatening for people who are in an at-risk group.
People entitled to a free NHS flu vaccine are those who:

• are aged 50 years or over
• have long-term health conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease,
heart, liver or kidney disease)
• are pregnant
• live in a residential or nursing home
• receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer of an older or disabled person
• live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant
or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)

People in these groups are urged to take up the offer when invited for their flu jab by their GP or pharmacist so that they have the best protection this winter.

Frontline health and social care workers should be offered a free flu vaccine through their employer to protect themselves, their colleagues and the people they care for. Those working in registered residential care or nursing homes, registered homecare organisations, hospices or those that provide care through direct payments and/or personal health budgets can also have an NHS flu vaccine at a GP surgery or pharmacy.

As ‘super-spreaders’, children should also have the flu vaccination to protect them and by extension, other vulnerable members of the community. For children aged two and three the flu vaccine is just a quick nasal spray, which can be given at their GP practice.

All children in reception class and school years one to 11 will be offered the flu nasal spray whilst they’re at school. It is important that parents sign and return the consent form allowing them to have the flu vaccine at school.

Solihull Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health, Councillor Tony Dicicco, said: “The reason we talk so much about getting a flu vaccination if you are in one of the at-risk groups is that we don’t want to see anyone become seriously ill, especially when it is avoidable.

“More people are likely to get flu this winter as fewer people will have built up natural immunity to it during the COVID-19 pandemic so please get your free flu jab if you are eligible. All necessary measures will be taken to make sure the flu vaccine is given in a safe environment and the process will be quick and easy.”
Dr Will Taylor, Clinical Chair of NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG and a local GP, said: “It’s more important than ever that those who are eligible get their flu vaccination when invited. The vaccine has a long history of being very effective against preventing the transmission of flu, and in a world where COVID-19 is still circulating, the more protection we have against illnesses, the better.

“Flu can be a very serious virus which can lead to hospitalisation or in the most severe cases, death. Please ensure you get your vaccination to help protect yourself and those around you.”
For more information about the flu vaccine visit: www.birminghamandsolihullccg.nhs.uk/your-health/flu

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Invite To Reducing Vehicle Crime Webinar Solihull

Solihull Police are holding a webinar to help reduce vehicle crime and we would like you to join us. As the darker nights approach we usually see an increase in vehicle theft and items such as tools stolen from vans. We hope this event will help us to raise awareness of vehicle crime and reduce the number of victims in Solihull.

Reducing Vehicle Crime Webinar
1900 – 2030, Wednesday 20th October

You are invited to attend a Webinar to discuss Vehicle Crime, the actions that West Midlands Police are taking and the role we can all take to help reduce it.
The intention of this event is to reach out to vehicle owner’s and explore how we can work together to reduce crime.
Agenda
• Welcome and Introduction – Chief Superintendent Ian Parnell – Chair
• Current Data, WM Now and the importance of information sharing – Inspector Sharon Jones
• Vehicle crime – Mark Silvester – Design out Crime Manager, West Midlands Police
• Avoiding becoming a victim – Sharon Horner – Crime Prevention Design Advisor- West Midlands Police
• Safer car parking – Mathew Robinson – Park Mark
• Panel Questions

Once you have registered you will be sent a link to join using Chrome, Firefox or Safari browser.
To book your free place please click:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reducing-vehicle-crime-tickets-188163320557

SMBC

Macmillan Total

Saturday 25th September, Arden Hall held a Macmillan Coffee morning, which was well attended.
The total raised £302.00
A huge thank you to all the volunteers and residents in their support for this great cause.

Solihull Striders – 20yrs Celebration

A local walking group – Solihull’s Striders and Strollers – has celebrated 20 years of walks with a special awards event at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, attended by the Mayor of Solihull.
The event was held as a thank you to Brian Williams (84), who led the first Striders and Strollers Solihull walk 20 years ago on 11 September 2001. The walks continue to be popular to this day and he has developed a variety of routes using his excellent knowledge of the area.
The celebration included a presentation of awards to Brian Williams and other walk leaders, Bernard Shaw and John Bullock.

Councillor Ken Meeson, Mayor of Solihull said:
“It was lovely to celebrate Brian’s achievements and dedication to walking, appreciating the local environment, and bringing people together. It was a joy to see everyone who came to express their thanks to Brian and look back on 20 years of Striders and Strollers.
Striders and Strollers is now a local walking programme run by volunteer walk leaders and is supported by Solihull Active, which helps residents lead a more active lifestyle.
There are now 13 Striders and Strollers walks across the borough which give people the opportunity to appreciate and explore their local surroundings and environments. They are suitable for different levels of walking abilities, are free to attend and are great for anyone looking to improve their health and meet new people.”

Brian Williams added:
“I started walking to keep fit and explore Solihull’s natural environment. I am proud of how far Striders and Strollers has come and am grateful to everyone who has joined the walks over the years. It was lovely to be recognised in this way and I hope that it inspires more people to walk and stay active.”

To find out more about Striders and Strollers and other organised walks in the borough supported by Solihull Active visit – https://www.solihullactive.co.uk/walking-in-solihull/

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Ken Meeson with Brian Williams

For more information contact the press office on press@solihull.gov.uk or 0121 704 6136.