Jubilee Bank Holiday – Council to suspend parking enforcement

With so many Street Parties and Garden Parties being held over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, Solihull Council has agreed to suspend its parking enforcement service in residential areas where single yellow line parking restrictions apply. This will apply from 8am on Thursday 2 June and enforcement will resume from 8am on Monday 6 June.

Residents and visitors to the Borough are asked to comply with the Highway Code during this busy time and are reminded not to park close to road junctions and keep accesses free at all times.

Double yellow and red route restrictions will continue to be monitored and enforced where necessary, to ensure the anticipated increased movement of traffic over the Bank Holiday weekend can do so safely and without unnecessary delay.

Councillor Ken Hawkins, Cabinet Member for Environment and Infrastructure, said:
“It’s important that residents can meet with families and friends to join in with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. By suspending the single yellow line parking restrictions over the long Bank Holiday we can create space for motorists to park safely without fear of receiving a fine. I hope everyone enjoys their celebrations and has a great Jubilee.”

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

Picnic in the Park

On June 4th 2022 between 12pm – 5pm at Arden Hall playing fields, the parish council are holding a free event to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.

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Solihull Princes Trust Are Recruiting

The next Princes Trust Team Programme in Solihull is due to start in 6 working days. It’s a 12 week full time personal development course delivering 2 Level 1 qualifications and several key skills workshops. This programme is for young people aged 16-25 who are not in education or employment. This course might be just what a young person is looking for to get them a step in to paid employment.
Start Date 19/04/22
Location Chelmsley Wood Police Station

The 2 x qualifications are:
Princes Trust Level 1 Teamwork, Employment and Community Skills
BTEC Level 1 Subsidiary Award Work Skills

Over the 12 weeks, student complete a structured programme consisting of 7 units:
Planning for Personal Development Target setting, – working towards goals and improving Professional skills such as reliability,- confidence and job search skills.
Teamwork – Students take part in a 4 day residential with the rest of the team and staff to enhance their teamwork and leadership skills
Community Project – Involving contact with local businesses, completing work for a local group in need and fundraising
Work Experience – We support the students to find a minimum 8 days’ work experience over 2 weeks
Career Planning – Including CV, interview skills, job search, matching skills to job roles and presentation skills
Team Challenge – Working with vulnerable people in the local area to enhance student awareness and professional communication
Presentation Skills – Planning and delivering a showcase of achievements at the end of the programme to an invited audience.

If you know a young person that would be interested in this fantastic opportunity the get them to contact…..
Sam Colbourne
Prince’s Trust Team Leader
Team Programme – Chelmsley Wood
Email: scolbourne@wcg.ac.uk
Mobile: 07740 405016
Lewis Luckman
Team Leader Lewis.luckman@westmidlands.police.uk
Mobile 07391 019405


Queens Jubilee Celebration

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Bar Staff Required

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Solihull Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel Are Recruiting

Has anyone you know ever been stopped and searched by the Police? Do you have an interest in how the Police use their powers to stop and search?

Every year West Midlands Police stops and searches thousands of people providing they have ‘reasonable grounds’ to suspect an individual is carrying:
• A weapon
• Stolen property
• Something which could be used to commit a crime, e.g. a crowbar
• Illegal drugs

However, West Midlands Police acknowledges that it is a controversial policing tactic. As such, the PCC has set up 10 stop and search scrutiny panels. The panels are made up of members of the public who are asked to analyse anonymised stop and search records and view body worn video to check that the correct procedure has been followed and the use of force was proportionate. The aim is to ensure there is full transparency, improve confidence in policing and better practices.

Solihull Police are looking to recruit new members in to their panel. As a volunteer you will be helping to improve relationships between the police and young people and making a positive difference to the community in Solihull. Local meetings are held every 6-8 weeks. If you are interested in joining the panel please email searchpanel@mail.com

For more information on the Stop and Search panel visit the WMP PCCs website

Solihull Jab Cab: taxi service to help residents get their COVID-19 vaccinations

You may already be aware but we have a new Solihull Jab Cab service aimed at helping anyone living in the borough who may be struggling to get to get to a vaccination appointment because of lack of transport etc. Please can you share this update through your networks and encourage residents to use the service.


Christine Grabski
PA to Assistant Director Communities & Partnerships
Economy & Infrastructure Directorate
Solihull MBC

Solihull Police Invite To A Free Stay Safe Online Webinar

Residents are invited by Solihull Police to attend a free webinar to help you stay safe from online fraud and scams. 7pm – Tuesday 1st February 2021

Individuals and organisations in the UK reported losses of £1.3bn to fraud and cyber- crime between 1 January and 31 July 2021, a threefold increase on the year-ago figure of £414.7m, as reported instances of cyber-crime spike by seven times, rising from 39,160 to 289,437.

This is according to newly published data collated by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau. The data reveals major spikes in reported instances of such crimes between January and March 2021, at the height of the UK’s second major pandemic lockdown, with more than 137,000 crimes resulting in losses of £625.6m reported during the first quarter.

This Webinar will feature speakers from Solihull Council and West Midlands Police, who will discuss current trends and suggest ways to protect you or your small business from becoming a victim.

To book your free place click the link below:

Kind regards


STW Emergency Sewer Repair Works on Chester Road, Castle Bromwich – Victory Hall

We are working on behalf of STW on the Emergency repair works to the collapsed sewer on Chester Road adjacent to Victory Hall & the Bus Stops.
We are commencing the Site Works on the 04-01-2022 – Chester Road is closed off at the Works location with diversionary route established.