Archive for August 2012

Countdown begins for Leamore college enrolment

It’s enrolment time at Walsall Adult & Community College (WACC). New and returning learners are invited to attend any of the following enrolment days: * Saturday 1st September from 10am to 2pm * Monday 3rd September from 10am to 7pm * Tuesday 4th September from 10am to 7pm This year learners can choose where they … Continue reading

DC Fontana bring 60s vibe to Bloxwich

The live music scene is looking up again in Bloxwich next month as Bookmark Theatre rings the changes with the return of those supreme exponents of Art & Soul and 1960s-inspired vibe – ‘DC Fontana’ – on Saturday 8th September. This phenomenal band last lit up the stage of the town’s premier venue back in … Continue reading

A Bloxwich Trolleybus on the Moon?

Rest In Peace the great Neil Alden Armstrong, the quiet man of Apollo 11 and first to set foot on the Moon in 1969 has today passed into the great beyond, aged 82. Neil was a good man with a sense of humour, and I hope he might have enjoyed the article below, which I … Continue reading

Music, art and sport meet to mark Olympics and Paralympics

As part of the Walsall for 2012 celebrations tied into the Olympic and Paralympic games, Walsall Council is holding an exciting and fun-for-all event in Walsall Arboretum to mark the conclusion of the London 2012 Paralympics. The event, which has much to offer music, arts and sports fans, takes place on Sunday 9 September and includes both … Continue reading

Merrie England returns to Walsall with new Mummer’s Play

The first in an exciting all-new series of fun, locally-themed ‘mummers plays’ for Walsall is set to be performed in the town centre on Saturday 25th August 2012. Penned on commission from Walsall Civic Society by noted local playwright and author David Calcutt, the plays are in the medieval tradition but with a fun modern … Continue reading

Leamore college shortlisted for national award

Walsall Adult & Community College (WACC) has once again been recognised for its sterling work in the field of sustainability, by being shortlisted for a national award. The Leamore-based college is one of 69 institutions shortlisted by The Environment Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) for the Green Gown Awards 2012 (Stage 2). Now in … Continue reading

Walsall Council panel calls emergency meeting on children at risk

The Chair of Walsall’s Children and Young People Scrutiny and Performance Panel, Labour Councillor Barbara Cassidy, has called an emergency meeting to discuss a report which has condemned the council’s Safeguarding Children service. The extraordinary meeting on 21 August will discuss the findings of a recent Ofsted inspection which, among many issues, criticised Walsall Council … Continue reading

Bloxwich Police success in tackling burglary

Police from the Bloxwich West neighbourhood team have been working closely with the Woodbridge and Churston neighbourhood watch scheme to increase home security in the Turnberry estate on the northern borders of Bloxwich. Over the past two months, officers from the team have distributed crime prevention packs to more than 50 homes on the estate.  … Continue reading

Bloxwich Junior Chess Club goes from strength to strength

  A chess club for youngsters from the Bloxwich area which celebrated its second birthday in June is going from strength to strength, with membership now up to 18 from the 6 at the club’s founding in 2010. And budding Grandmasters from Bloxwich Junior Chess Club, which meets at St. James Church in Old Lane … Continue reading

Bloxwich Level Crossing Closure Proposals – consultation launched

There is an increasing trend for Network Rail, which operates our railway network on behalf of the government, to close level crossings, where road traffic and pedestrians cross railways, for both safety and efficiency reasons. Bloxwich Level Crossing, off Station Street/Reeves Street, which provides direct access by road to the industrial estate and Beechdale Estate via … Continue reading


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