Archive for March 2012

Cracking Easter Eggstravaganza for Bloxwich!

Bloxwich Business Partnership is hosting their first annual event of the year – the ‘Bloxwich Eggstravaganza Easter Event’ – on Saturday 7 April 2012. This is a non-profit event providing Easter fun for the community to participate in during the Easter break. Now in its third year, the 2012 Easter Eggstravaganza is all set to … Continue reading

Titanic anniversary event in Bloxwich – with cake too!

The Stan Ball Centre will be commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the legendary ocean liner RMS Titanic with a special exhibition day which will be open to the public, families and any groups who might like to come along. The event takes place at the centre in Abbotts Street, Bloxwich, on Friday … Continue reading

In the British Summer Time… Back at 1am tomorrow!

Yes, that time has come round again – tomorrow, Sunday 25 March 2012, at 1am, we have to put our clocks forward by 1 hour, turning 1am into 2am, as we leave Greenwich Mean Time behind to enter British Summer Time. That means we’ll all be getting out of bed an hour early, so what … Continue reading

Council kick starts Bloxwich housing – developers deadline looms

A £1.8 million Walsall Council scheme to kick start the housing market is having an impact in Bloxwich. Grants have been made to help developers re-start stalled housing schemes across Walsall.  In the first phase, five schemes were helped with work starting to take shape with more money now on offer. In Bloxwich, 18 new … Continue reading

New lamps for old in Bloxwich

A £250,000 scheme to help light up streets with energy saving technology is set to take shape. LED (light emitting diode) street lights, which will cut the council’s energy bill on streets where they are fitted by up to 60 per cent,  are set to be installed in Bloxwich to replace tired old models such … Continue reading

Parks promise Easter treat for youngsters

Sweet-toothed youngsters are being invited on a tasty treasure hunt throughout the borough’s parks this Easter – searching for tasty treats. Popular Easter egg hunts, free of charge, are being staged again in 2012 by Walsall Council’s parks development team. And the egg-stravagant activity comes to Bloxwich’s famous King George V Playing Fields on Saturday 7 … Continue reading

Forgotten Birchills author remembered

A Birchills author little-known in his own home but appreciated nationally has now been remembered once again in death. John Petty, who was born in Walsall in 1919 and lived in Kent Street for many years, wrote the influential 1950s novel ‘Five Fags A Day: The Last Year of a Scrap Picker,’ but received no … Continue reading

Right Royal theme for Bloxwich Carnival

Bloxwich Carnival promises visitors a right Royal welcome in 2012 as it moves to a June slot to tie in with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year celebrations. This year’s theme embraces the landmark anniversary by inviting Bloxwich Carnival Queens from years gone by to enjoy the event which is being held on Saturday 16 June. … Continue reading

Olympic Flame route through Bloxwich and Walsall confirmed

Walsall has been chosen to be part of the Olympic Torch Relay on Saturday June 30, 2012, giving residents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to welcome the Olympic Flame to the borough.  And Bloxwich is the first landmark on the route, which has been revealed in detail for the first time today! Thousands of people are expected … Continue reading

You can be Queen of Bloxwich!

A call is going out to the young ladies of Bloxwich and district to step up, stand out and represent their home – while having lots of fun – in the premier local event of the year: Bloxwich Carnival! And there’s a chance for three girls to be crowned Carnival Royalty, becoming part of a … Continue reading


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