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Santa Routes 2019

 

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Route 1 –  2.1 miles

Tuesday 3 December 2019

  1. Start / meeting point Charlbury Crescent off Bilton Grange Road, just off Moat Lane;
  2. Travel along Charlbury Crescent to rejoin Bilton Grange Road,
  3. Left along Bilton Grange Road then left into Gleneagles Road;
  4. Left into Duncroft Road to the end to rejoin Gleneagles Road;
  5. Right into Gleneagles Road to the junction;
  6. Left into Duncroft Road to the end;
  7. Right into Cockshut Hill to the end;
  8. Right into Garretts Green Road;
  9. Right into Jephson Drive to the end then turn round;
  10. Retrace route then right onto Garretts Green Road to the Barrows Lane Island;
  11. Right into Barrows Lane;
  12. Right into Bilton Grange Road to the top and finish at Charlbury Crescent.

Route 1

 

 

Route 2 – ? Miles

Wednesday 4 December 2019

  1. Meet at the island on Ollerton Road / Barrows Lane;
  2. Proceed up Ollerton Road towards the Coventry Road;
  3. Turn right into Elmcroft Road to the end;
  4. Turn left into Moat Lane, travel straight down and over Yew Tree Lane into Harvey Road;
  5. Turn left into Preston Road to the end;
  6. Turn left on the Coventry Road (TAKE GREAT CARE WITH SANTA AND CHILDREN ARE TO BE WALKED AS ONE GROUP UP TO THE NEXT JUNCTION)
  7. Turn left into Yewtree Lane to the end;
  8. Turn right into Rowlands Road then finish.

Route 2

 

 

Route 3 –  1.7 miles 

Thursday 5 December 2019

  1. Meeting point St Bernard’s Grange Pub on Barrows Lane. Parents can park on the pub car park.   We will start off in the pub and soft play area so that any children can see Santa.   (Speak to pub to double check and drop in a poster)
  2. Walk down to start at the junction of Elmay Road with Barrows Lane;
  3. Travel along Elmay Road, turn right into Larne Road to the end;
  4. Left into Benedon Road to the end;
  5. Left onto Elmay Road then turn round back to the island;
  6. Right into Horrell Road to the next turn on the left;
  7. Left into Bellevue Road (crescent) to the end;
  8. Left into Horrell Road to the next junction;
  9. Right into Rodborough Road to the end;
  10. Right onto Benedon Road to the 2nd road on the left;
  11. Left into Willclare Road and finish at the end where it meets Barrows Lane.

Route 3

 

 

Route 4 – 1.7 miles – 298th

Friday 6 December 2019

  1. Start / meeting point Coalway Avenue, first left off the Coventry Road from the Wheatsheaf traveling towards Coventry;
  2. Travel up the road and turn left into Rectory Park Road;
  3. At the end turn right into Sheaf Lane. This is a busy road so play it by ear as to whether or not it is appropriate for Santa to visit this stretch;
  4. Turn right into Mardon Road to the end;
  5. Turn left into Forest Hill Road to the end;
  6. Turn right into Cranes Park Road until the next right;
  7. Turn right into Warmington Road to the end;
  8. Turn right into Rectory Park Road until the next left;
  9. Turn left into Bayford Avenue to the end;
  10. Turn left into Goldthorne Avenue until the next left;
  11. Turn left into Trysull Avneue to the end;
  12. Turn right into Rectory Park Road to the end;
  13. Turn right into Goldthorne Avenue and finish at the end.

 

 

Route 5 – 2.3 miles – 298th

Monday 9 December 2019

  1. Start / meeting point on Olorenshaw Rd off Arden Oak Rd;
  2. Travel up Olorenshaw Road to the first left;
  3. Turn left into Shepheard Road to the end;
  4. Turn left into Whitecroft Road;
  5. Turn left into Normanton Avneue, turn round at the top and travel back to Whitecroft to the end;
  6. Turn left into Dovercourt Road, turn round at the top and travel back down to the 2nd right on Cranes Park Road;
  7. Turn right into Cranes Park Road to the end;
  8. Turn right into Whitecroft Road to the first road on the left, Shepheard Road;
  9. Turn left into Shepheard Road (taking care not to collect from houses you have already been to);
  10. Turn first left into Sheldonfield Road to the end;
  11. Turn right into Arden Oak Road to the end;
  12. Turn right in Olorenshaw Road (taking care not to collect from houses you have already been to)and finish at the end.

Route 5

 

 

Route 6 – 2.1miles

Tuesday 10 December 2019

  1. Start / meeting point Manor House Lane (off Coventry Road near Toolman);
  2. Travel along Manor House Lane, turn right following Manor House Lane, to the end;
  3. Turn right into Barrows Lane until Paddock Drive on the left;
  4. Turn left into Paddock Drive, turn round at the top and travel back to Barrows Lane;
  5. Turn left into Barrows Lane and follow it along until you can do a u-turn and come back on yourself on the other side of the road;
  6. Turn left into Wensley Road to the junction with Saxondale Avenue;
  7. Turn right into Saxondale Avenue to the end;
  8. Turn right into Sunnymead Road and follow round to the junction with Wychwood Crescent;
  9. Turn left into Wychwood Crescent, finish at the end.

Route 6

 

 

Route 7 – 1.4 miles

Wednesday 11 December 2019

  1. Start / meeting point Croft Road off Barrows Lane;
  2. Travel along Croft Road to the end;
  3. Turn right into Church Road to where it meets Barrows Lane;
  4. Turn right into Barrows Lane to the T-junction turning into Moat Lane;
  5. Turn right into Moat Lane;
  6. Turn right into Vera Road to the end;
  7. Turn right into Patrick Road to the end the finish on the junction with Croft Road.

Route 7

 

 

Route 8 –1.4 miles

Thursday 12 December 2019

  1. Start / meeting point Aldershaw Road off Gilbertstone Avenue
  2. Travel along Aldershaw Road to the end;
  3. Turn right into Steyning Road (no road sign, this is the first cross roads you come to, Coventry Road visible to your left);
  4. Turn left into Bryn Arden Road to the end;
  5. Turn left into Gotham Road and finish at the junction with Steyning.

Route 8

 

 

Route 9 – 2 miles – 298th

Friday 13th Dec 2019

  1. Start Sunnymead Road, off Manor House Lane (near Toolman on Coventry Road);
  2. Turn first right into Herondale Road to the end;
  3. Continue straight over junction with Brays Road into Beechmore Road to the end;
  4. Turn left into Barrows Lane to first junction;
  5. Turn right into Common Lane to the end;
  6. Turn left into Church Road to Horrell Road;
  7. Turn left into Horrell Road to the island;
  8. Turn left into Brays Road and finish at the end where it meets Herondale Road.

Route 9

 

 

Route 10 – 1.6 miles – 298th

Monday 16th December 2019

  1. Start part way along Berryfield Road on the corner with Silvermere Road;
  2. Turn left into Mapledene Road, to the end;
  3. Turn left into Parkdale Road, first left;
  4. Left into Silvermere Road to Silvermere Park Way;
  5. Turn right into Silvermere Park Road, follow round and back onto Silvermere Road (turns into Culey Green Way but don’t follow that all the way as it loops round);
  6. Turn right into Silvermere Road to the end;
  7. Turn right into Berryfield Road to the end;
  8. Turn right into Parkdale up to Silvermere Road then hop back to Berryfield Road and complete the end section of Parkdale Road to finish.

Route 10

 

 

Route 11 – 1.3 miles

Tuesday 17th December 2019

  1. Meeting / start point is Gilbertstone Avennue off Clay Lane
  2. Travel along Gilbertstone Avenue towards the Coventry Road;
  3. Right down Marcot Road to the end
  4. Turn right into Wichnor Road to the end;
  5. Turn right into Gilbertstone Avenue taking care not to collect off houses you have already been to;
  6. Turn right into Brean Avenue and finish at the end.

Route 11

 

 

Route 12

Wednesday 18th December 2019

THIS ROUTE HAS BEEN AGREED WITH SOLIHULL ROUND TABLE.  DON’T COLLECT ON DAMSON LANE AS THIS IS ONE OF THEIR ROUTES.

  1. Start Huxbey Drive (off Damson Parkway, near JLR entrance);
  2. Follow Huxbey Drive round into Whar Hall Road;
  3. Follow Whar Hall Road to the end.   There are lots of little cul de sacs, don’t attempt to drive up them.
  4. Turn left into Damson Lane (DON’T COLLECT);
  5. Turn left into Oakslade Drive, to the end then turn around;
  6. Turn left into Damson Lane (DON’T COLLECT);
  7. Turn left into Dalecote Avenue to the t-junction;
  8. Turn right into Luddington Road to the end;
  9. Turn left into Inchford Road and follow it round, curving right;
  10. Turn right into Alderdale Crescent to the end;
  11. Turn left into Inchford Road taking care not to collect from the same houses that have just been done;
  12. Turn left into Damson Lane (DON’T COLLECT);
  13. Turn left into Coppice Road, to the end then finish.

Route 12
Route 13 – 2.3 miles  

Thursday 19th December 2019

  1. Start / meeting point Barnfield Drive (off Damson Parkway);
  2. Progress up Barnfield Drive;
  3. Left into Kendrick Close to the end, turn around and retrace route;
  4. Left into Barnfield Drive, follow it along to the end, turn around and retrace route;
  5. Left onto Damson Parkway;
  6. Left onto Cloudbridge Drive;
  7. Right into De Moram Grove then left at the T-junction to the end then turn round and retrace route;
  8. Right into Cloudbridge Drive;
  9. Right into Wilberforce Way then turn round and retrace route;
  10. Right into Stoney Close to the end then turn round and retrace route;
  11. Right onto Cloudbridge Drive to the end;
  12. Left onto Damson Parkway;
  13. Left into Merstrel Drive (lots of small cul de sacs to run down) to the end then finish.

Route 13

 

 

Route 14 – 1.6 miles – 298th

Friday 20th December 2019

  1. Start Junction of Hazeldene Road and Willaston Road.
  2. Follow Hazeldene Road round to Verney Avenue
  3. Turn right into Verney Avenue follow round the loop to return to Hazeldene Road
  4. Turn right into Hazeldene Road and follow straight ahead into Tallington Road
  5. Turn right into Chaffcombe Road
  6. Continue straight ahead onto Willaston Road
  7. Turn left into Hazeldene Road
  8. Turn left onto The Radleys
  9. Turn left into Elmstead Avenue and continue to the end to finish

Route 14

 




Open Day

This year’s Open Day is being held on Saturday 22nd September 2018 at 12pm – 3pm. It’s the chance for local residents to “See Beyond the Gate” and have guided tours of our woodland and millpool. There will be lots of fun activities for all ages including a BBQ, tea & coffee, cake stall, raffle, archery, den building, face painting and a whole lot more. See you there!


Quiz Night

Our ever popular Quiz Night with fish & chip supper will be on 21st April at 7pm. Tickets are £6 and are available on the night or speak to your Section Leader. You can bring your own drinks. There will be raffle prizes as well! Get your teams together and come along to support us. See you there!


County Night Hike Badge Design

Congratulations Ellen! Last night Ellen Cole was presented with her certificate for winning the competition across all Solihull Scouts to design the next County Night Hike badge. Her drawing was selected and has been transformed into the final badge, which looks fantastic. Well done Ellen and most fitting it was presented at our Scout Night Hike start point.



Donate

The Buy a Brick scheme has now closed but you can still donate to us with this link. Future projects include a new kitchen in Simon, an outdoor kitchen, an archery & shooting range and a new campsite within the woods.
If you would like to raise money for us to do a sponsored event as a personal challenge, please get in touch as we can set up an on-line giving page for you.

Edit: Link removed on 09/05/2019 as the MyDonate service is closing in June.


Buy a Brick – Simon Wilcox Building Renovation

UPDATE: The Buy a Brick scheme has now closed but you can still donate to us with this link. Future projects include a new kitchen in Simon, an outdoor kitchen, an archery & shooting range and a new campsite within the woods. If you would like to raise money for us to do a sponsored event as a personal challenge, please get in touch as we can set up an on-line giving page for you.

We’re fundraising for the Simon Wilcox Building renovation and we’d really appreciate your support.

Buy a Brick for just £10 or more to get your name on the Legacy Plaque which will be in the renovated Simon Wilcox Building. We are desperately short of money for this project which starts in July. We’ve applied for grant money, busted a gut to get the materials donated and contacted local businesses for donations. Everyone who supports this renovation project will have their company name, child’s name or family name on the plaque which will be unveiled by the Mayor at the official opening on Saturday 23rd September 2017.

Ways to Donate

  • Our My Donate page
  • You can bring in your donation in an envelope marked with your child’s name and ‘Buy a Brick’.
  • If you work for a company who may give sponsorship to us through their corporate giving, please get in touch.

We chose BT’s My Donate site because they don’t charge us a fee unlike other popular donation sites. There are some small unavoidable credit/debit card fees, but this means with no paid staff or admin costs, almost 100% of your donation (or 125% with Gift Aid!) will go to the renovation.

The renovation includes:

  • a full rewire with new consumer unit, LED lighting, PIR switches & sockets
  • remodelled toilets to form a wheelchair accessible toilet plus a standard cubicle
  • insulation to the roof and floor
  • double-glazed windows
  • powder coated aluminium external doors
  • new soffits, fascia boards, guttering and down pipes
  • energy efficient radiators with new pipes
  • fitted kitchen with new fridge, cooker and hob
  • new flooring and decoration

If you don’t know where the Simon Wilcox Building is it’s the smaller scout hut behind the main hut where we all meet. The main hut is named the Gordon Wilcox Building after the Scout Master who bought and bequeathed the land in 1950. Simon Wilcox is his nephew who now manages the trust fund which gives us an annual grant towards running the site.
Please feel free to share with anyone you feel would be interested in making a contribution. Maybe an ex 1st Solihull Scout or another Scout group.

A big thanks to Chris for all her efforts in coordinating this. Let’s hit that target before July!

More Info
Solihull Get Involved:
www.solihullgetinvolved.co.uk/2017/04/26/1837/

Friends of Solihull Mill Pool Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/FOSolMillpool/

Edit: MyDonate links removed on 09/05/2019 as the service is closing in June.