People and community

Chelmsley Wood News

Chelmund's Cross Village Centre

Follow this link for the latest progress

Advice & Guidance

Welfare Benefits Referrals

Solihull Council has produced a Referral Route Wheel click here. There are various partners who can support local residents in financial difficulty. 


This organisation is part of our referral wheel and delivers advice and advocacy services, particularly for those with disabilities and their carers, friends and family members.

Stop Smoking

Call 0121 712 7788 to book on to sessions running between 9am-12pm or 6pm-7pm at Three Trees, Chelmsley Wood Baptist Church.

New Job Opportunities

Find out more about the latest job opportunities and Work Club activities:

Volunteering Opportunities

Meriden Adventure Park Playground provides a safe environment and a hot meal daily to children from disadvantaged backgrounds - sometimes to children who do not have much to eat at home. Based in the North of the Borough, the playground offers an excellent opportunity for underprivileged children.

What's required of you as a volunteer?

You'll be supporting staff with activities and play, signing children in, providing refreshments, helping with cooking lunch etc (anything that's required really!) The time you give is flexible but if you want to volunteer more than a half day/whole day, you will be required to do the 'Volunteeers in Play' training (where you'll be awarded a certificate at the end) and a DBS check.

What do you need to know?

Each session is led by trained play workers, so you will never be alone.  No need to worry about parking - there is a free car park on site!  Please contact Stewardship Officer, Chelmund's Cross.

New Volunteering Opportunities

Sign up to our regular email alert for Hot Volunteering Opportunities in your local area by emailing  Alternatively, follow this link to find out more.

Environmental Champions - would you like to be an Environmental Champion?

This programme has been set up to tackle the environmental issues that affect everyone in the Solihull borough, graffiti, littering, cutting back vegetation, pond clearing, painting play equipment, to name just a few. There are around 5,500 champions across the borough who takes part in activities or report issues in their local area.  Anyone can be an Environment Champion; the only requirement is an interest in protecting and improving Solihull's environment, and the quality of life of those living within it. To find out more about how to get involved please contact the Environment Champions on 704 6534 or email

Neighbourhood Watch - Are you interested in making your local community safer?

West Midlands Police operate a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme throughout the borough. Neighbourhood Watch exists to:    

  • Cut crime and the opportunities for crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Provide reassurance to local residents and reduce the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour 
  • Encourage neighbourliness and closer communities
  • Improve the quality of life for local residents and tenants

If you are interested in finding out more about the scheme or would like to be involved as a Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator please visit or contact for more information.


Solihull Active Initiatives

Follow the link to find out what's happening in your area -


Excellence in the Community Centres

Three community rooms are available in the Craig Croft vicinity which offer standalone meeting space and kitchen facilities which are free to hire for some groups (subject to availability & suitability). Excellence in the Community rooms are on site at:

  • Coleshill Heath School, Marlene Croft, Chelmsley Wood
  • Windy Arbor School, Woodlands Way, Chelmsley Wood
  • Bishop Wilson C of E School in Chelmund's Cross

For more information or to book a room please contact Dianne Hill on 0121 704 6253 or

Three Trees Community Centre

Looking for a hall and/or meeting rooms to hire in Chelmund's Cross Village Centre? Contact Deb for more information on 0121 788 3402 or email

Chelmund's Cross Partnership Working

Chelmund's Cross Stakeholders Forum, Craig Croft Residents Implementation Group and Chelmsley Wood in Partnership (CHiP) meetings – contact Chet Parmar, Chelmund's Cross Stewardship Programme Officer on 0121 704 6894 or