Village Information Leaflet

Have you spotted one of our new Village Information Leaflets around and about in the village?! It has lots of information in it about where to eat, where to visit and where to walk around the village.  You’ll find them in the station, the Telephone Box Information Point and in various shops and eating establishments.  We hope that they will be a helpful source of information to new visitors to the village (and maybe to existing residents too!).

Hidden Lives Remembered – Exploring the Histories of People with Learning Disabilities in Solihull

Solihull Action through Advocacy is running a Heritage Lottery Funded project – Hidden Lives Remembered – exploring and recording the histories of people with learning disabilities in Solihull.  Until thirty years ago, many people with learning disabilities lived in long-stay hospitals and residential homes.  They often lived on large wards and were treated as patients.  In Solihull there used to be several such institutions, including Middlefield Hospital, Hampton Manor Homes and Sunny Mount, among others.

Solihull Action through Advocacy are currently looking for interviewees.  If you or someone you know used to live in or work at Middlefield Hospital, Hampton Manor Homes or somewhere similar, or you have recollections of them as a local resident, we would love to talk to you.  There are also opportunities to get involved in the project as a volunteer, researching local archives and interviewing people.

For more information on the project and to see progress so far, visit www.hiddenlivesremembered.com

You can get in touch on either 0121 706 4696 or at claire.jackson@solihulladvocacy.org.uk

Pedestrian Safety and Traffic Calming in the Village

The latest proposals for traffic calming and road safety are available to view online on the Parish Council website:  http://hamptoninarden.org.uk/have-you-seen-our-amended-traffic-calming-plan/

Your Parish Council is now in the process of finalising the overall plan in co-operation with Solihull MBC Highways.  We are also preparing a new application for funding under the HS2 Community Fund for the priority section from the station to Diddington Lane.  We are limited to a maximum grant of £75k which will be sufficient to cover the priority section along Meriden Road.  This application will include a gateway entrance to the village, two new speed cushions, two raised speed tables and two additional crossing points.

Remembrance Day

A reminder that the Remembrance Day Parade this year will be held on Sunday 11th November.  This is a special year as it marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

As in previous years the High Street will be closed for a short while in the morning to allow a procession from the church to the War Memorial.

We are seeking additional volunteers to act as traffic marshals to ensure the safety of the procession so if you are interested please contact the Parish Council.