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SMBC Referral route for Customers in Financial Difficulty

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UK Central Masterplan

Solihull and its surrounding environs has a new name – UK Central.  UKC is the place to invest and it is the place to do business.  UKC represents a sub regional network of connected locations at the centre of the UK’s highly skilled advanced manufacturing heartland.  The case for investment here is clear and compelling.  For more information about UKC, please follow this link:

Lettings Clerk

Hockley Heath Parish Council are pleased to announce that we now have a new Lettings Clerk responsible for taking the bookings for the Pavilion in Hockley Heath. Lucy Ace can be contacted via email at or via telephone: 07591 954 002.

Hockley Heath FC - New Players Wanted

We are looking for new players for next season’s Under 7 and Under 8 teams. If you are currently in Year 1 or 2 at school, and would like to play Sunday morning football from next September to April, please get in touch! Contact Rob Poole on 07778 522477 (after 6pm please) or email:

All our coaches are CRB checked and FA Level 1 qualified.  Training is on Saturday mornings from 10-11am.

If you would like to get involved in the club as a volunteer helper, we have a number of roles to fill, both on and off the pitch.

Lapworth Cricket Club Fun Day – Sunday July 13th

The fun cricket match this year will be against Claverdon Rugby Club whose players will be turning their hands to the nation’s summer sport as they take on the local side in a 30 over’s aside fun game. We look forward to welcoming the players their families and friends, from Claverdon RFC and we are sure the game will be loads of fun and they and all of us will have a hugely enjoyable day!! 

During the tea interval of the cricket match a guide dog and trainer from Guide Dogs for the Blind will perform a small demonstration and we hope to have a local puppy walker complete with puppy in attendance which I am sure will tug at lots of heart strings. Our charity this year is Guide Dogs for the Blind and a donation will be made to them after the event. 

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Can Carl Canoe from Hockley Heath to London in 48hrs?

You can help Carl raise money for this great cause by donating directly to their fundraising page -


 JustGiving sends your donation straight to The Get A-Head Charitable Trust and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more.

Hockley Heath Residents' Association AGM






Frazier’s Wine Merchants to support Acorns Children’s Hospice at Christmas Wine Tasting

Frazier’s Wine Merchants in Warwickshire are hosting a festive wine tasting event at the stunning Nuthurst Grange Hotel, where they will also be supporting local charity, Acorns Children’s Hospice.

The Christmas Wine Tasting will take place on 20th November at the Nuthurst Grange. There will be over one hundred wines for guests to sample with delicious Christmas canapés from the Nuthurst Kitchen to accompany. With wine master classes highlighting the wines of Michel Chapoutier and Champagne Joseph Perrier, cheese and wine matching by Cheeses of Warwick as well as musical entertainment from the Apollo String Quartet, Frazier’s Wine Merchants promises to put on an evening full of festive merriment.

In the spirit of Christmas, Frazier’s will also be supporting local charity, Acorns Children’s Hospice, by giving guests the chance to enter a charity raffle to win a luxury wine and cheese hamper. As with a series of previous wine tastings, proceeds from the raffle will go to Acorns Children’s Hospice.

William Frazier, Director, said: “We’re very much looking forward to getting into the Christmas spirit with our guests and, of course, we’re delighted to be supporting Acorns Children’s Hospice again in the amazing work that they do. Our previous wine tastings have always received tremendous feedback and we can’t wait to do it again. If you’re already feeling festive and you love wine, you will love this event!” 

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GP services in Solihull – the shape of things to come?

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Healthwatch Solihull is holding a public event to capture and evaluate patient opinion and experiences of GP services and is inviting local people as well as health and social care professionals to share their views.  

Guest speakers include Fay Bailie, Director of Nursing and Quality at West Midlands Clinical Senate who will talk about the15 Steps Challenge and Kerry Turner Chief Executive Officer of Solihull Citizens Advice Bureau who will highlight the benefits of ‘social prescribing’ which involves GP referrals into activities in the community to support patient health and wellbeing.  

“The event is an opportunity for the public to tell us about their experiences which we can use to improve services for everyone. It also enables us to spotlight good general practice and share learning across the GP network.” 

A wide scale survey to gather feedback will also be available to complete in a range of public places including libraries, plus online at the Healthwatch Solihull website by the end of November.

The event takes place on Monday 24 November, 5 pm-7pm at the Family Renewal Centre, Vulcan Road, Solihull. Registration starts at 4.30pm.

To book your place call 0121 770 5434 or email to attend. 

Light refreshments from 4.30pm.

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Hockley Heath Social Club Events

Asha Knowles, Singer - Sat 11th April 8.30pm 

Partners in Crime, live band - Sat 9th May 8.00pm 

Shampoo, live band - Sat 6th June 8.00pm 

Ruth Louise, Singer – Sat 20th June 8.30pm 

Come and join us

Late bar on events nights

VE Day at the Oak

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Join us at The Oak to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of VE Day. We have something going on for all ages throughout Friday & Saturday. For tickets contact us on 01564-785252

Lapworth Cricket Fun Day

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You will be delighted to hear that for the Lapworth Cricket Club Fun Day an order has been placed for a glorious summers day with long unbroken sunshine, temperatures in the mid/high 70’s with a slight cooling breeze and the odd white fluffy cloud drifting by - the thunderstorms which normally follow such a fantastic day in the UK will not arrive in our part of Warwickshire until after 10.30pm so you can have no excuses for not being at The Melson Memorial Ground on super Sunday July 12. 

We really do believe that the attractions we have organised for this year’s event are the best yet and we know that it will be a fabulous day out for all of the family. Here are a selection of the 40+ attractions and stalls that will be ringing the cricket ground on the day:

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Hockley Heath Baby and Toddler Sale

Hockley Heath Baby and Toddler Sale started 5 years ago to raise funds for Hockley Heath Gardening Club.

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Vandals Strike Hockley Heath in Bloom

Hockley Heath Garden Club are celebrating 10 years of planting flowers around the village of Hockley Heath yet vandals strike again uprooting and damaging plants.

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Your Village! Your Footpaths!

Recent times have seen many changes to our village. Some of these changes are positive and welcome. However, changes to our footpath routes have been seen by many as unwelcome.

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Safer Streets

Have your say on street safety NOW!

A new Home Office website gives residents a real say in how to improve the safety of our streets. Solihull has been chosen to pilot the scheme for a three month period...

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Sing Hallelujah!

Solihull Choral Society are joining in with Radio 3's Children in Need 'Sing Hallelujah' a their next concert

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A white transit van was stolen from Blackberry Avenue at approximately 11 a.m. on Friday 27th November. The vehicle, parked outside number 20 belonged to builders working on the property at the time.

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