Archive for November 2011

Police to give out free timer switches at Stan Ball Centre

Bloxwich Police will be at the Stan Ball Centre on Tuesday 6 December giving out free timer switches to local residents following a spate of local burglaries. 

Residents association meeting at Stan Ball Centre

The recently re-named Canalside Residents Association, formerly the Abbotts Street Residents Association, will meet at the Stan Ball Centre on Monday 5 December.

Public sector workers strike in Walsall

The majority of public sector workers are striking across the UK today in protest at damaging changes to retirement ages and pensions which are being imposed by the Coalition government. In Walsall, members of trades unions Unison, GMB, Unite and teachers’ unions are exercising their democratic right to take part in this industrial action as … Continue reading

National public sector strike affects Council services

Walsall residents are being advised that some council services, including school closures could be affected by industrial action today, Wednesday, 30 November 2011. As trade unions across the country stage a day of industrial action, some council services will be closed or run at a much reduced level. Walsall Council’s First Stop Shop in the … Continue reading

Who’s shoes? session at School of Health and Wellbeing

The University of Wolverhampton’s School of Health and Wellbeing is hosting a Walsall Council session inviting service users and carers to tell them: ‘What’s it like In Your Shoes?’

Sports Academy open day for 16-18 year olds

Young people aged 16-18 can kickstart their sporting career by attending an open day on Wednesday 7 December at Walsall Football Club to find out about a new vocational sports programme.

Campaign against cuts to Bloxwich police station hours

Local Labour Party Councillors in Bloxwich and Blakenall Heath have been campaigning against recently announced proposals to slash the opening hours of Bloxwich Police Station from January 2012. With 12 stations across the West Midlands announced as candidates for possible changes to front office opening, Bloxwich is the only police station in Walsall Metropolitan Borough … Continue reading

Birchills-Leamore by-election UPDATE

Candidates have now been nominated for the Walsall Council by-election for the Birchills – Leamore ward, which was called following the recent sad death of Councillor Joan Barton. A former Mayoress of Walsall, Councillor Barton, who had represented Birchills – Leamore ward for Labour since May 1998, passed away earlier this month. The by-election will … Continue reading

Fab finish to Bloxwich theatre’s 2011 season

Saturday 17th December brings the Bookmark Bloxwich 2011 season of live music to a close with a bang. The truly fab 1960s-influenced Mod band DC Fontana will be performing live on stage in Bloxwich for the first time, presenting a superb mix of their own exceptional original music, 60s covers and tv and film-influenced sounds. … Continue reading

Saturday sparkle kick-starts Christmas in Bloxwich!

This year’s festive season in Bloxwich began with a much-needed boost on Saturday, thanks to Bloxwich Business Partnership and partners, as they staged their second annual Sparkle Into a Bloxwich Christmas event. And despite the dull, blustery weather, the village was properly lit up ready for Christmas in a snow-fall of fun for all ages, … Continue reading


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