Emergency Defibrillator

The George Fentham Trust has installed a defibrillator on the outside wall of Fentham Meeting Room, Marsh Lane (next to the Beeches).  This is available 24 hours a day and is ready for use in case of an emergency.

Educational Grants for 2017 from the George Fentham Trust

If you are leaving secondary education and moving on to further education, NVQs, or on to a training scheme/apprenticeship, an educational grant may be available.  Mature students who are finding it difficult to fund their studies can also make an application for assistance.  Applicants must have lived in Hampton-in-Arden for a minimum of two years and will be required to attend a short interview in June. The closing date for applications is 24th May 2017.  Any successful applicants will receive an annual grant, and will be required to complete 10 hours work in the community of Hampton-in-Arden, as determined by the Fentham Trust each year.  Application forms and further information can be obtained from Julie Richardson, Clerk to the Trustees (clerk@georgefenthamtrust.org.uk) or from the Fentham Trust website (www.georgefenthamtrust.org.uk).

Hampton Festival – 30th June to 2nd July 2017

It’s that time of year again, when we start the build up to our fabulous Hampton Festival!  All the usual favourites will be there including Church Fete stalls, the Car Show, Bouncy Castles, WI Bake Off, Crafts Competitions, Welly Wanging, the Scarecrow Competition (Comic Book Heroes Theme this year!) and ending with the always awesome Concert in the evening.  There will be a range of food stalls, an ice cream van, Solihull Fire Engine, the Open Air Church Service and BIG Lunch on the Sunday and much more to be confirmed… Put the date in your diary now!!

Dog Fouling – How to Report Online

As we are all aware, dog fouling continues to be an issue within the village.  There is now an online portal for reporting dog fouling directly to Solihull MBC (http://www.solihull.gov.uk/Resident/Pests-pollution-food-hygiene/animal/dogfouling).  Please do use this facility and help to make our streets cleaner.

Transport for Disabled Parishioners: An Update on the Taxi-Bus and Bus Service 89

Regrettably we can announce no progress in our discussions with Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) to extend the Ring and Ride service, enjoyed elsewhere in the Borough, to the rural villages. We have joined with Meriden Parish Council to fight this, and have identified a failure by TfWM to meet the requirements of the Equalities Act 2010. We shall continue to press for positive action to help those who are less able to walk to a bus stop, or who need adapted vehicles which can take disabled trolleys via a ramp.  A detailed (revised) 89 service timetable is available at: www.networkwestmidlands.com/89