CSW Broadband, a partnership of eight local authorities including Solihull Council, has agreed a deal with BT to help deliver superfast fibre broadband (speeds of 24Mbps) to 91% homes and businesses in Solihull by Spring 2016. The project will also help improve services to rural areas, with the roll out of a wholesale network to […]
Described by English Heritage as “A striking & unexpected accent in a wholly rural landscape” St Patrick’s Church, Salter Street in Earlswood is holding its second annual open day to welcome the community in to see the church’s treasures for themselves. Planned for Saturday 14th September 2013, visitors will be welcome between 10am-5pm. There will […]
Terry and Pam Stableford, owners of Coffee Cloud on Main Street in Dickens Heath, have launched a fantastic new range of gluten-free cakes and cupcakes to ensure that customers with food intolerances can also enjoy a fresh tea or coffee together with one of the yummy treats created fresh on the premises by Sue, Coffee […]
Catesby Estates Ltd propose to build up to 130 new dwellings on land between Dickens Heath Road, Cleobury Lane and Rumbush Lane. They will be holding a public exhibition of their plans on Thursday July 18th 2013 between 3.30pm and 8.30pm in Dickens Heath Village Hall. They will also be attending the Parish Council meeting […]
By Graham Woodward. With all the comings and goings in the English Premier League you could be forgiven for not being aware of one of the biggest stories in football: the birth of Dickens Heath FC, who will be playing in the Solihull and District Oakbourne League as of next season.
After the success of the recent picnic, Dickens Heath village church would like to invite everyone to come along tomorrow (30th June) for a couple of hours of fun and games on the village green from 11.30am -1pm. The weather forecast is currently looking good! The church team will provide tea, coffee, cold drinks, biscuits […]
So says a ward profile based on recently-released 2011 Census data about the area compiled by Solihull Observatory. The figure was calculated using HM Customs and Revenue data from August 2010 relating to Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit. However the figure is substantially below both the Solihull (15.8%) and England averages (23.3%).
Dickens Heath resident Darren Hulbert is planning to tackle both a 50 mile and 100 mile bike ride this Autumn in memory of his friend Marie Cherry, whom many villagers knew – and who died following an epileptic seizure just a few weeks ago, leaving behind her husband and two young sons. Dickens Heath has […]
Midday update: Pupils can now be collected any time, from main reception and the school have asked for parents to try to collect children as early as possible. If you can’t, your children will be supervised until the normal end of the day. Acorns is running, but again school have asked for you to collect […]
Solihull Council and Solihull Chamber of Commerce are looking into lobbying opportunities to improve connectivity for the borough’s businesses (and residents), particularly via broadband, given the unequal availability of superfast broadband speets.