Archive for June 2012

Street by Street Olympic Torch Relay route lists online

I was so impressed by a set of downloadable street-by-street Olympic Torch Relay route lists I’ve found on the ITV Central News website that I thought it would be worth sharing this with all our Bloxwich Telegraph readers – and they cover outside the Walsall area as well – in fact, all across the Midlands - so … Continue reading

Plan ahead to beat the traffic on Olympic Torch Day

Revellers are being strongly encouraged by Walsall Council to plan ahead to avoid the traffic and be sure of a prime spot when the Olympic torch passes through Walsall borough this weekend. More than thirty runners will carry the torch through Bloxwich, Walsall and Willenhall on Saturday June 30. Rolling road closures will be staged to minimise delays as much … Continue reading

Bloxwich Celebrates! Olympic Torch Party Posters

We have today received some final posters and handbills with details of the Olympic Torch-related  Bloxwich Celebrates 2012 event and the Party In The Park in Bloxwich Park this Saturday, including the entertainment and arena programmes, and thought they would be useful to our readers. Please follow the links to downloads below! Bloxwich Celebrates 2012 Olympic … Continue reading

Two face no further action over Birchills deaths

TWO people arrested in connection with the deaths of a man and a woman in Birchills, Walsall will face no further action by police. An investigation was launched after 39-year-old Clare Sly and 43-year-old Derrick Vassell were found dead at a house on Laneside Gardens at 1.37am on Friday 8 June. A forensic post mortem revealed both … Continue reading

Police Property Act funds support Bloxwich Brownies and Guides

  Funds from the Police Property Act (PPA) supported the 7th Bloxwich Brownies and Guides group to hold a Queens Jubilee Jamboree earlier this month. The fund consists of money raised from the sale of recovered property that has been in police possession for more than 12 months. A £500 cheque was presented to the girl guides … Continue reading

Get your career off to a flying start tomorrow with WACC

Walsall Adult & Community College (WACC) in Leamore is helping people to get their careers off to a flying start by hosting an open day tomorrow, Thursday 28 June 2012, from 4pm to 7pm. If you are facing redundancy, have recently been made redundant or are looking to return to work following a career break, then this … Continue reading

Bloxwich student reaches for the sky!

A Bloxwich student studying at Walsall Adult & Community College (WACC) has proved you can prepare to ‘fight AND flight’ as she bids to become a pilot for the Royal Navy later this year. Twenty-three year old Louise Shaw from Bloxwich passed her Functional Skills in Mathematics (Level 2) in March, giving her the green light to pursue … Continue reading

Bloxwich Road Closures and Parking for the Olympic Torch

Further information has been received from Walsall Council’s Walsall for 2012 website regarding Bloxwich road closures and parking restrictions for the Olympic Torch Relay this Saturday 30 June which will be of interest to our readers. This was originally passed on to inform local businesses and is edited below for use here. Road closures – … Continue reading

Walsall Partnership public Community Meetings

  Walsall Communities and Partnerships bring together different parts of our local community – public services, local businesses, community groups, voluntary sector organisations and local people. Local partners have been working to help organisations and individuals work together in a co-ordinated way to plan local services, tackle the issues that matter to local people and … Continue reading

Black Country Prog Rockers coming to Bloxwich

Famed four piece progressive rock band Eligh Toadd, who have appeared at venues across the Midlands, will be hopping onto the stage in Bloxwich next month. The Walsall-based musicians will be at Bookmark Bloxwich Theatre in Elmore Row on Saturday 7 July, where they will launch their latest CD! The accomplished and talented band is … Continue reading


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