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Community Question Time for the Bloxwich area – live web chat tonight

North Walsall Area Partnership is offering a live web chat at this evening’s Area Community Meeting so that residents who are unable to attend in person can still ask questions via a live web chat. The communities of Birchills, Leamore, Blakenall Heath, and Bloxwich are invited to attend the Question Time event where they can … Continue reading

Salt grit being stolen – Walsall Council appeal

Salt from grit bins in Walsall and Bloxwich is being stolen and then offered to residents to clear their driveways, say council transport chiefs.  As the big freeze continues to hit the borough, residents in north Bloxwich have reported the theft to Walsall Council and the police.  Residents living in the area have reported seeing young people aged … Continue reading

Council starts countdown to Christmas

Walsall’s very own countdown to Christmas got underway yesterday – with a special online Advent calendar.

Rare unity on Walsall Council as members condemn benefit cuts

In a rare sign of political unity in Walsall this week,  a motion by the Walsall Council Labour Group condemning cuts by the coalition government to both council tax benefit and housing benefit has won the support of Conservative and Liberal Democrat councillors, according to a press release from the Group. The amended motion was … Continue reading

New Bloxwich Labour councillor makes education her priority

Bloxwich West’s newest Labour councillor, Patti Lane, will make education her priority after a closely fought by-election which she won with over 50 percent of the vote. The retired primary school teacher out-polled Conservative, UKIP and Liberal Democrat candidates with a majority of 266, increasing the party’s share of the vote and overall majority. She won … Continue reading

Council threatens wrong rubbish recyclers with bin boycott

Walsall borough residents who contaminate their recycling bins with items such as nappies and black bags are being warned that their bins will not be emptied as part of a major recycling drive by Walsall Council.

Best-ever Sparkle Into A Bloxwich Christmas is coming!

Now we’re heading on down the slippery (indeed, icy!) slope to Christmas, surely it must be time for a bit of sparkle in Bloxwich? Yes – as is now traditional in the village, Bloxwich Business Partnership is all set to bring local people and organisations including the Rotary Club of Bloxwich Phoenix, churches and schools … Continue reading

Major Leamore road scheme to make shopping safer

A major £230,000 road scheme is planned to help make Leamore a safer place to shop in 2013, according to Walsall Council. Better pedestrian crossings at the crossroads adjacent to the 1960s-built Leamore Shopping Centre will feature in the package, which has been drawn-up to combat congestion and cut journey times. The new arrangements will also clearly benefit … Continue reading

Countryside cuts debate begins in cyberspace

A group of concerned Walsall borough residents have taken a stand in cyberspace against proposed Walsall Council budget cuts which they believe will seriously affect the future of Walsall’s green spaces and Countryside Services. The Friends of Park Lime Pits have set up a new Facebook Group to allow local people to debate these concerns … Continue reading

Environmental Education day success in Walsall

Walsall Council staff taking part in a special Environmental Education Day last Thursday have hailed it a great success, with more than 650 members of the public taking an  interest in the event, which highlighted the need to care for our local environment. Co-organised by Environmental Health, Street Pride, the Reassurance Team, and the Town … Continue reading

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