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Walsall Fireworks Displays For 2021

While Walsall Council has decided not to go ahead with the usual fireworks displays at King George V playing fields, Willenhall Park and Holland Park due to safety concerns, there are still a number of other organised displays to enjoy. Aldridge Stick & Wicket Club Date: 6th November Where: The Green, Aldridge, Walsall, WS9 8NH. […]

Bloxwich Community Rally Together To Create Stunning Knitted Poppy Display

The Bloxwich community has prepared for Remembrance Sunday next month with a fitting display of 5,000 knitted poppies to commemorate the contribution of military and civilian servicemen and women. The area by the fountain and the Pat Collins memorial clock in the promenade gardens have been decorated with poppies donated, crocheted and knitted by the […]

Walsall Canal Basin Warning: 21 People In Two Weeks Fall In

Two children were taken to hospital this week alongside two adults after finding themselves in deep water at the Walsall Canal Basin off Gallery Square. Picture credit: Birmingham Canal Navigations Society The notorious body of water has claimed numerous victims over the years, with reports of 21 people in the last couple of weeks falling […]

Walsall Scare Maze Terrifying Residents This Halloween

Open nightly until November 6, the award-winning Walsall Scare Maze has already been terrifying the residents of the town this month. The live action immersive experience is situated at 41 Birchills Street and this year’s thrill ride has been dubbed ‘Bunker 41’, promising “a twisted immersive scare maze with live actors”. Some of the reviews […]

Over 140 Arrests In Drug Supply Chain Crackdown In West Midlands

Between 11-17 October, West Midlands Police –  with help from neighbouring police forces – have raided homes of people suspected of running drug supply networks and have arrested 143 people. The move is an attempt to disrupt the supply of cannabis, crack cocaine and heroin in the region. In total, 3,400 cannabis plants were seized […]

Cannock Street Festival This Weekend

Cannock Town Centre plays host to a day of live music, food and drink this weekend as part of an event called ‘Cannock Walking Street’. Running from 1pm-7pm on Saturday 23 October, the market place in the town centre will come alive with street food, stalls, mobile bars and local music artists. Among the mobile […]

Two Walsall Parks Receive Green Flag Award Of Approval

Two Walsall parks and open spaces have received a Green Flag Award, an accreditation that recognises well managed parks and open spaces. King George V Playing Fields King George V Playing Fields in Bloxwich and Walsall Arboretum have received the internationally recognised stamp of approval, which brings the total to eight local open spaces that […]

Public Vigil For Murdered MP To Be Held In Walsall

A public vigil in Walsall will be held in remembrance of Sir David Amess, the conservative member of parliament who tragically lost his life last Friday. Councillor Rasab, Chairman of the Walsall Conservative party, highlights the vigil on Twitter Sir David, MP for Southend West, was stabbed multiple times while hosting a constituency surgery at […]

Walsall Schools Urged To Re-Introduce COVID-Secure Measures

Walsall Council is calling on all Walsall schools to reintroduce COVID-secure measures from Monday 18 October. The plea comes from Walsall Council’s Director of Public Health Stephen Gunther after 1,100 cases of positive tests were reported in the last seven days, with half of them from children between 0-19. The measures include: Class bubbles Staggered […]

Deadline For Secondary School Applications Looms

Walsall Council is urging parents to submit their applications for secondary school before the national deadline to increase chances of getting their preferred school for their child. Children in Year 6, born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 will be heading to secondary school in September 2022 and there’s just a couple of […]

Blakenall Raids Undercover 600 Cannabis Plants

600 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £600,000 were seized in Blakenall, Walsall over the weekend. The haul was discovered by West Midlands Police following a tip-off from a concerned member of the public, which resulted in the raid of two addresses in Blakenall. This follows a raid in September where a cannabis […]

Local Youngsters Awarded For Outstanding Community Work

Twelve local youngsters have been awarded with a Young Citizens Award due to their outstanding work within the community. Arun Bansal, Jayden-Jarrett Whiston, Maison Whiston, John Crabtree OBE (Lord-Lieutenant), Helen Higson OBE (Vice Lord-Lieutenant), Ashley Copson, Harvey Kataria and Jayme Nelson This includes Ashley Copson who went to school at Pool Hayes Academy in Willenhall, […]

Halloween Trail And Pumpkin Carving Back At Walsall Arboretum In 2021

After missing out on the fun last year due to COVID restrictions, the Woodland Garden Halloween trail is back at the Walsall Arboretum this October. Taking place on 30 October between 1pm-3.30pm, the spooky trail, which has been put together by the Friends of Walsall Arboretum, will see youngsters searching the garden for an array […]

Things To Do Around Walsall This Weekend

Want to know what’s happening in your local area this weekend? Bookmark this page and check back every Monday for an update of what events are coming up in Walsall and the surrounding areas over the weekend. As well as live music, theatre and shows, we’ll be highlighting special events, markets and much more. Please […]

Walsall Manor Hospital Seeks Response Volunteers

The Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust is hiring ‘Response Volunteers’ to help support staff and out-patients at Walsall Manor Hospital. The creation of Patient Involvement Partners will see volunteers play a key role in working alongside the Trust to meet and greet patients, assist with the video calling service to patients contacting loved ones and help […]

Masovia Craft Bakery Opens In Walsall

A Polish bakery, which operates out of Bloxwich, Walsall and serves fresh bread to over 300 stores nationwide, is opening a new shop in Walsall this weekend, Friday 15 October. The Bakery Mazowsze, known as the Masovia Craft Bakery, all started when two Polish men with a passion for traditional food arrived in England almost […]

Free Dance Classes For Over 50s In Walsall

Dance to Health, the nationwide programme that aims to get over-50s more active, is now offering free dance classes in Walsall. The classes are tailored towards any fitness level and take place online starting on Monday 25 October at 2pm. Each class lasts 60-90 minutes with 30 minutes of time afterwards to socialise. In order […]

Consultation For The Planning Of 600 Homes On Walsall Green Belt Land Ends Today

A consultation proposing the building of 600 homes on green belt land in Walsall ends today, Monday 11 October. Land at the back of the Arboretum A petition against the development, which includes land that backs onto Walsall Arboretum, has raised over 1,700 signatures, with some local residents heading to the town’s park over the […]

West Midlands Predicted To Create Up to 52,000 Jobs in Tech Industry By 2025

A new government report published by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), predicts massive growth in the technology sector in the West Midlands over the next few years. Named the fastest growing tech sector, the West Midlands is expected to create up to 52,000 new tech roles by 2025 that will help […]

Aldridge Musical Comedy Society Presents Cinderella In Cannock

When Anthony Britt took his young daughter Eleanor to join Aldridge Musical Comedy Society seven years ago, he stood and watched as the members went about their business. “I was someone who didn’t have a huge amount of confidence at the time,” he remembers, “but I found it really interesting. I didn’t know it would […]