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The Chalice new chef 

6 Feb 16

The Chalice warmly welcomes Mark head chef formerly of Mortons.


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Parking issues behind Morton’s – tell the council your views 

5 Feb 16

A meeting held between Solihull planners and the D.


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Christmas in Dickens Heath 

1 Dec 15

December is filling up fast with events for the whole family in Dickens Heath.


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Staff Required 

1 Oct 15

28th September 2015 STAFF REQUIRED LittleU Pre School is a well-established Pre School in Dickens Heath running 5 sessions a week from the Village Hall.


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Introducing Born Zero… 

28 Sep 15

Fresh from appearing at Festival on the Green, local band Born Zero (formerly Voltage), which started life at Dickens Heath School and is going from strength to strength, is profiled by Dickens Heath-based writer and poet Michael Andrews on his blog…


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Dickens Heath’s Pop Chorus Juniors feature on BBC 1 Last Night of the Proms! 

13 Sep 15

Dickens Heath-based Pop Chorus Juniors responded to the BBC’s request for people to sing-a-long to Do-Re-Mi as part of this year’s Last Night of the Proms celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Sound of Music.


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Photos from Festival on the Green 2015 

13 Sep 15

What a fantastic, sunny and fun afternoon.


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Divine Fine Wines – forthcoming tastings 

9 Sep 15

Now that summer holidays are out of the way, Divine Fine Wines are focusing on some in-store tastings.


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The line-up for Saturday’s Festival on the Green 

8 Sep 15

Not long to go now until Festival on the Green.


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Dickens Heath collection for refugees 

5 Sep 15

Dickens Heath resident Duncan Kellett and friends are coordinating the collection of essential items for refugees stranded at Calais.


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New Look, New Products for Darlings of Chelsea 

12 Aug 15

Summer is a great time to refresh your style, and luxury furniture retailer, Darlings of Chelsea, certainly agree.


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Summer dance workshops from MK Health Hub 

8 Aug 15

Check out these brilliant summer dance workshops by Jess Elmer at MK health Hub for kids from 5-16 years! These should be great fun for enthusiastic dancers.


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All about Festival on the Green 

8 Aug 15

With a little over a month to go the plans are almost complete for Festival on the Green! Bring along a picnic and come and enjoy an afternoon of fun with your friends and neighbours.


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Ironing service 

8 Aug 15

Life is hard and sometimes you need a bit of a hand.


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Dickens Heath’s Will to lead Earlswood Cricket Club out against World XI 

3 Jul 15

Dickens Heath’s Will Windeatt will captain Earlswood Cricket Club against The Lashings, a special team comprising world cricketing legends such as Phil DeFreitas Owais Shah, John Emburey, Chris Schofield and Devon Malcolm, on July 15th in a …


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Special offer from Mummy’s Cupcakes of Dickens Heath 

21 Jun 15

During July, local small business Mummy’s Cupcakes is offering a box of four free cupcakes if you order a box of twelve.


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Jake and Oliver’s charity car wash – Saturday 4th July 

10 Jun 15

Charity Car Wash Saturday 4 July 2015 at Solihull Fire Station, Streetsbrook Road 12.00 – 3.00 pm Only £3 per car! How dirty is your car? Whether it’s mildy dusty or you can no longer remember what colour it is under the mud come along …


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Little U Family Fun Day – this Saturday! 

12 May 15

Little U is holding a family fun day this weekend (16 May) to raise funds for the pre-school.


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Solihull Health Check Clinic in Dickens Heath wins prestigious award! 

2 May 15

The Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce held their annual glittering dinner and awards ceremony at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham in late April, with more than 800 business leaders, politicians and journalists in attendance.


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SAVE THE DATE! Festival on the Green is coming… 

30 Apr 15

Keep Saturday 12th September 2015 free and make sure your picnic basket is full, you’ve rallied the neighbours and you’re ready to party.


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Charity event held in Dickens Heath for Acorns and Cancer Research 

30 Apr 15

On Saturday 25th April, the founders of Solihull Health Check Clinic, based in Dickens Heath, held a lavish evening of champagne, loveliness and live music, to celebrate the 1st birthday of the Early Diagnosis Clinic and also to raise funds for the …


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Candidates for the 2015 Dickens Heath Parish Council Elections 

14 Apr 15

Please click here for a list of the candidates standing for election to Dickens Heath Parish Council in May.


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Family-friendly welly walk and teddy bear’s picnic – 17th May 2015 at 12.30pm 

14 Apr 15

Family Friendly Welly Walk and Teddy Bear Picnic Sunday, May 17th @ 12.30pm £5 entry per family For further details email: abradstock@aol.


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Dickens Heath & Balsall Common-based Pop Chorus invited to sing at Lord Mayor of London’s banquet! 

14 Apr 15

Seventy-five members of Solihull Pop Chorus, the amateur choir based in Dickens Heath and Balsall Common, which includes estate agents, chefs, cleaners, council workers, doctors, accountants, store managers, retirees, stay-at-home parents and many …


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Dickens Heath Aero-Modellers Club 

12 Mar 15

We are looking to see if there is any interest in forming an aero-modellers club for Dickens Heath and the surrounding villages.


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Are you interested in becoming a Parish Councillor? 

3 Mar 15

The Elections in May 2015 are fast approaching, and there will  be 7 positions on the Parish Council instead of 5.


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Parish Council receives Schedule of Works from Solihull Council and news of parking restrictions review 

8 Jan 15

The Parish Council has received a Schedule Of Works from Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council which sets out a number of issues in Dickens Heath and gives a current position with future intentions on how they will be resolved.


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Dickens Heath school features in press launch of new school food standards 

7 Jan 15

Dickens Heath School featured as the venue for the press launch of new School Food Standards today (7th January 2015).


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Record-breaking night as Dickens Heath raises £702 with Santa and Shirley Round Table 

23 Dec 14

It was another magical night on the Heath…and everyone’s generosity has raised a record-breaking £702.89.


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Exhibition by Bellway on new homes plan for Dickens Heath Road – 2nd December 

26 Nov 14

The post Exhibition by Bellway on new homes plan for Dickens Heath Road – 2nd December appeared first on Dickens Heath dot Net .


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Christmas events in Dickens Heath 

18 Nov 14

As always there are a host of  fabulous festive events planned for Dickens Heath this year.


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Blossoms Nursery to hold party to celebrate first birthday 

18 Nov 14

Blossoms Pre-School and Nursery, located at Waterside in Dickens Heath turned one on Wednesday 22nd October 2014! To celebrate, they are holding a birthday party on Wednesday 26th November.


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Golf Driving Range for Dickens Heath Residents 

18 Nov 14

Tidbury Green Golf Club is proud to offer a state of the art golf driving range to the residents of Dickens Heath.


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Lost bunny enjoying the sights of the Heath 

13 Nov 14

Do you know this bunny? He has enjoyed a haircut and a trip to the library so far! Found on Main Street.


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Act of Remembrance – 10.55 Sunday 9th November 

7 Nov 14

Come and join your friends and neighbours at Dickens Heath’s annual Act of Remembrance which will take place outside the library from 10:55 onwards on Sunday led, as always, by Dickens Heath church.


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Dickens Heath Irish Dance School wins trio of major awards 

7 Nov 14

The Scanlon School of Irish Dancing, which holds classes in Dickens Heath Village Hall, has just returned from Dublin having won the coveted girls 10-11 All Ireland title, with Alliyah O’Hare and the Under 15 Junior Girls team also winning the …


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Places available at Dickens Heath Toddler Group 

15 Oct 14

Dickens Heath Toddler Group, held at Dickens Heath Village Hall every Friday during term time from 9.30am -11am.


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Proposal for additional Dickens Heath Parish Councillors – your views? 

9 Oct 14

Dickens Heath Parish Council has asked Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to consider increasing the number of parish councillors that sit on the Parish Council.


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New mobile coffee van at Whitlocks End Station 

21 Sep 14

We have a mobile coffee van company – Kesh’s Coffee Cup and have just secured a pitch at Whitlocks End Train Station! From Monday 6th October, we will be serving up freshly ground coffee, a selection of Teapigs teas, and luxury hot …


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Undeveloped land in Garden Squares – update from Cllr Hawkins 

15 Sep 14

We have received this update today from Cllr Ken Hawkins: “I have been in regular contact with the Council’s Strategic Land officers regarding the talks with the Liquidators for the failed Parkridge company.


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Braggs Farm Lane and Cleobury Lane proposals back on the table 

27 Jun 14

After the completion of a Judicial Review, dickensheath.


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Free spaces for 2 year olds! 

8 Jun 14

As recently graded ‘good’ by Ofsted, Blossoms Pre-School at Waterside, Dickens Heath can accept Solihull MBC Early Education Funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.


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Free jazz festival and carnival parade in Solihull this weekend 

22 May 14

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? The Solihull Jazz Festival, now in its third year, returns for this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) with more than than 23 performances by the likes of Ricky Cool and the In Crowd, Tipitina, the Jiveoholics…


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Marie’s Musical Memorial Concert 

15 May 14

Marie’s Musical Memorial Concert Saturday 5 th July 2014 2pm – 4pm   Dickens Heath Village Hall  Entry free, donations welcome ! In April 2013 Marie Cherry, a much loved wife, mother, friend, neighbour and active community member in Dickens …


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Safety improvements to Brockhurst Lane get the go-ahead 

7 May 14

Following resident concerns,  a site meeting between Solihull MBC officers and a Parish Councillor, an amended proposal for the footpath in Brockhurst Lane was recently put forward,  incorporating improved sight lines for crossing pedestrians.


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Little U’s Easter bonnet triumph! 

13 Apr 14

LittleU Preschool entered two Easter Bonnets into the Hobbycraft Easter competition recently and were delighted to be voted into first place, winning a top prize of £100 of craft items.


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Step into spring in style with Fashion Works, Solihull (April 3-5) 

27 Mar 14

If you are looking to transform your working wardrobe then it might be worth popping into Solihull next Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


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Solihull Pop Chorus and Pop School join forces for their first concert this weekend! 

14 Mar 14

The combined choirs sing together, tonight, for the first time This weekend, the vocal talents of a number of Dickens Heath residents – both adults and children – will be on display as Solihull Pop Chorus and Solihull Pop School, both run…


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Dickens Heath Youth Club receive boost from Parish Council 

12 Mar 14

On Wednesday March 5th 2014 – Richard Holt, Chairman of Dickens Heath Parish Council, was delighted to present a cheque for £325 to the new Youth Club to further enhance their activities.


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DH housing proposals won’t be considered until at least 2018… 

31 Jan 14

At the council meeting on Wednesday Blyth Ward Councillor Ken Meeson and Chair of the DH Parish Council Richard Holt urged the council not to consider the applications for Braggs Farm or Cleobury Lane, at least until they are released for housing …


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A Tale of Two Cities at Solihull Arts Complex – featuring a star of the Heath! 

30 Jan 14

Sarah, pictured centre and the cast of A Tale of Two Cities One of the stars of the new musical ‘A Tale of Two Cities’  – playing in March at the Solihull Arts Complex – is Sarah Jurkowski who hails from Dickens Heath.


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Council to discuss Dickens Heath housing proposals. Public welcome to attend 

28 Jan 14

Planning Applications At Braggs Farm Lane And Cleobury Lane‏ Planning applications for two developments are going to be discussed at Planning Committee this month.


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New Dickens Heath youth club for years 7-9 (ages 11-14) starts tonight! 

8 Jan 14

Dickens Heath Parish Council are working in partnership with Salter Street and Shirley Parish and Dickens Heath Village Church to launch a youth club for year 7-9’s (roughly ages 11-14).


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Santas Claus is coming’ to town on 20th December! 

7 Dec 13

After last year’s amazing night – the busiest Santa experienced in the whole of December in his travels across Shirley – he’s back on the Heath, on Friday 20th December from 5.30pm onwards.


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Oliver’s Army raise £1,900 at Christmas event 

6 Dec 13

Oliver’s Army Christmas Craft Fair has raised a fantastic £1,904.24 to support Oliver Harness of Dickens Heath who suffers from Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy.


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Dickens Heath Christmas Tree lighting service – today 

30 Nov 13

Don’t forget today’s Christmas Tree lighting service  – organised by Dickens Heath Village Church – outside the village hall at 5.30pm, followed by mince pies, tea and coffee inside the hall.


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Solihull (Dickens Heath) Pop Chorus debuts at Dorridge Christmas Lights! 

25 Nov 13

Solihull Pop Chorus made its maiden performance at the Dorridge Christmas lights switch on tonight, belting out ‘Let it Snow’, ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’ and ‘Fairytale of New York’ before Father Christmas …


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Reduced price heating oil & LPG 

23 Nov 13

Time to start thinking about the cost of heating! Cooler days and nights are just around the corner so it’s a good time to start thinking about the cost of heating.


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Solihull Christmas lights switch on (this weekend!) & the new Christmas Market 

18 Nov 13

Solihull is set to become a winter wonderland this festive season, with fun for all the family and some seasonal surprises too.


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Act of Remembrance – Dickens Heath – 10th November 2013 

9 Nov 13

There will be a short Act of Remembrance, tomorrow (Sunday November 10th) at 11am, in the centre of Dickens Heath near the library.