Deputy Mayor enjoys ‘souper’ lunch

On Friday 23rd February, the Deputy Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Mike Robinson, attended a community lunch at Olton Library for elderly people and those at risk of being vulnerable or lonely.

Invited residents were able to choose one of the many homemade soups that were prepared by library staff and fellow residents.

Guests mixed together at large, communal tables at the event which was organised by Solihull Council’s Neighbourhood Services and library volunteers.

Cllr Robinson said: “It’s really good to see so many local people coming together and sharing a meal. To think none of this would have happened had it not been for the library staff and their singular determination that no one from this community need dine alone today.

“This event was a great success and shows that libraries are much more than places to simply loan books; they are becoming community hubs. This has been so popular I am confident there will be many more wonderful events, just like this planned for libraries across the borough.”

More information about what’s on at libraries can be found on the Solihull Council website: