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Walsall Council: Press Release

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Queens 90th Birthday beacon at the Arboretum 

5 Apr 16

Walsall Arboretum is to host a special celebration for the Queens 90th Birthday as part of a national commemorative event on Thursday 21 April.


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Have your say on planning at Town Hall event 

4 Apr 16

Planning bosses in Walsall are calling on residents and businesses to have their say at a consultation event this Thursday…


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Essential Maintenance to the website 

4 Apr 16

The council will be carrying out essential maintenance on Wednesday 6th April.


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Three Free Eggstra Tasty Easter Egg Hunts 

24 Mar 16

Junior size egg hunters are being invited to take part in Easter egg hunts taking place at three of the boroughs parks.


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Public have their say on final planning documents 

22 Mar 16

Public invited to have their say on the future planning of Walsall…


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Fabulous fun to be had with our Easter activities 

22 Mar 16

Kids and their families will be ‘egg-static’ when our Easter activities start in Aldridge, Bloxwich and Willenhall this weekend.


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Public have their say on final planning documents 

21 Mar 16

Public invited to have their say on the future planning of Walsall…


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Walsall Cinema prepares to open 

21 Mar 16

Walsall town centre’s first cinema for more than 20 years opens to the public this afternoon, Monday 21 March 2016.


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Walsall Arboretum calls for musical performers 

15 Mar 16

Musicians and performers throughout the borough are being invited to take centre stage at the Arboretum’s bandstand this summer.


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National award for Bloxwich project 

11 Mar 16

A Walsall Council employee and an inspirational community project in Bloxwich have each scooped a national award in London…


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Walsall formally joins the WMCA 

8 Mar 16

Walsall Council formally joins the West Midlands Combined Authority following a specially convened full council last night…


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Black Country car cruise ban continues 

8 Mar 16

High Court says the ground breaking injunction banning car cruising in The Black Country can continue…


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Ignorance? No excuse! 

3 Mar 16

Two men who fly tipped household waste and who were caught on camera have been ordered to pay £713 each.


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Bentley Road South improvement scheme 

29 Feb 16

Work on a £26m Darlaston highways scheme is making significant inroads as a major section of the network reopened to traffic on Monday 29 February.


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Deputy Leader raises a toast to new TGI Fridays 

22 Feb 16

Walsall’s Deputy Leader raises a toast to the latest regeneration taste sensation…


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Bloxwich Active Living Centre gets even closer 

16 Feb 16

Bloxwich Active Living Centre will be having the last of its tiles laid in the second week of February as the multi million pound Active Living project gets closer to its official opening.


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£1 million Gala Baths Improvements take shape 

9 Feb 16

Work on improvements at the Gala Baths is progressing to schedule and set to be completed in early April.


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Preview of Walsall’s regeneration blockbuster 

9 Feb 16

Walsall’s first town centre based cinema for more than 20 years is preparing to launch on 18 March…


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Work on Caldmore Road one-way system set to begin 

8 Feb 16

Work on a new one-way system to address congestion issues, parking and road safety in a busy road in Walsall will begin next week…


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£1691.59 for a takeaway? 

3 Feb 16

A man who fly tipped household waste and who was caught on CCTV at a location in Walsall has been ordered to pay £1,691.59.


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New Look for Walsall Council Website 

3 Feb 16

The Council’s website is to be given a fresh, new homepage that is easier to use on tablets and mobile devices.


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Consultation on Bereavement Services 

1 Feb 16

Walsall Residents are being invited to share their views on a proposed revision to the rules and regulations for Walsall’s cemeteries and crematorium.


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Social Care Response Centre telephone issue 

28 Jan 16

If you are trying to call Social Care Response Centre on 0300 555 2922, you may experience a longer wait time due to telephone problems.


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Church and Mosque Exchange Visits 

25 Jan 16

On Saturday 30 January, worshippers from St Gabriels Parish church, Fullbrook will be visiting Aisha Mosque, Caldmore in an exchange programme supported by Walsall Council.


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Wanted – 50 Energy champions in Walsall 

25 Jan 16

50 Energy Champions are being sought to help residents in Walsall reduce the cost of their energy bills…


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(PSPO) for Beechdale Estate – Have your say 

22 Jan 16

Walsall Council is considering making a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) covering the Beechdale Estate as a means to tackling ongoing anti-social behaviour in the area.


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New Look for Walsall Council Website 

21 Jan 16

We have been working hard over the last few months on the Council’s website to give it a new look and feel.


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Tributes paid to former Mayor ‘Mr Darlaston’ 

19 Jan 16

Tributes have been paid to a former Mayor and Leader of Walsall Council, Stanley William Madeley MBE, who recently passed away earlier this month…


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West Midlands Combined Authority consultation 

19 Jan 16

The emerging West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is consulting on its proposed role and functions…


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Calling the Council today 

18 Jan 16

If you are calling the Council today you may have problems getting through.


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Social Worker Recruitment Drop-In Session 

13 Jan 16

Walsall Council is hosting a recruitment ‘Meet and Greet’ drop-in session on Thursday 28 January from 10am – 1pm at Walsall Council House on Lichfield Street, Walsall.


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Doors open at new food store in Walsall 

8 Jan 16

First phase of Old Square Shopping Centre’s redevelopment is completed with arrival of new food store in Walsall Town Centre…


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Oak Park Active Living Centre boosts local economy 

5 Jan 16

Oak Park and Bloxwich Active Living Centres form part of a multi million pound scheme being built by ISG working with Walsall Council.


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Swedish bank opens first branch in Walsall 

18 Dec 15

Swedish Banking Group Handelsbanken has opened its first branch in Walsall town centre…


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Your Christmas Rubbish and Recycling arrangements 

17 Dec 15

Normal collections of general household waste and recycling will be affected by the Christmas, and New Year bank holidays will be allowed to put out additional rubbish when crews next visit.


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Taxi drivers fined following undercover op 

15 Dec 15

Two Walsall taxi drivers have been fined for failing to secure a wheelchair passenger in their vehicles…


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Big green up for Walsall 

10 Dec 15

As part of a programme to green up Walsall 40 trees were planted throughout the borough recently.


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Have your say on draft budget proposals 

8 Dec 15

Consultation on draft budget proposals for 2016/17, that affect front line council services, closes this Friday 11 December, with a handful of consultations continuing until the new year.


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Gala Baths £1m refurb set to start in December 

7 Dec 15

The major phase of the £1m refurbishment of Walsall Gala Baths will start at the end of December with work completing after Easter 2016…


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Get ready for Brownhills’ Christmas event 

7 Dec 15

You’re in for a treat this Saturday as Brownhills’ gears up for its Christmas event…


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M6 J10 improvements out for public consultation 

4 Dec 15

Proposals to widen one of the country’s busiest motorway junctions are now out for consultation…


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10 successful years for Walsall manufacturer 

2 Dec 15

Stainless Handrail Systems (SHS), based in Aldridge, celebrated ten years in business and the opening of their new headquarters recently.


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Mid Counties Co-operative support Civic Awards 

2 Dec 15

The sponsors of this year’s Walsall’s Mayoral Civic Awards voice their support for the twelfth annual celebration taking place on Friday 29 April 2016 at Walsall’s Council House.


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Dog Care Day at Kings Hill Park 

25 Nov 15

The Friends of Darlaston South Parks have organised a free dog welfare day on Sunday 29 November at Kings Hill Park Darlaston from 10am – 3pm.


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Mass seizure of fake goods by trading standards 

25 Nov 15

A visit by Walsall Trading Standards Officers resulted in a large haul of counterfeit goods at Bescot market recently.


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Football for Peace brings cultures closer together 

23 Nov 15

Football for Peace brought together people of all ages from across Walsall recently as new and established football teams and fans of the game came together to compete.


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£1.5m restoration scheme in Willenhall finishes 

20 Nov 15

Historic buildings in Willenhall have been repaired and restored to their former glory thanks to a £1.5m Heritage Lottery Fund scheme…


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Caldmore Faith Walk Proves Poignant 

18 Nov 15

A ‘Faith Walk’ that took place in Caldmore on Sunday 15 November gained greater significance following the events that took place in Paris on the same weekend.


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Walsall welcomes Devolution Deal for WMCA 

17 Nov 15

Walsall leaders have welcomed the proposed Devolution Deal for the West Midlands Combined Authority…


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Football for Peace Tournament 

11 Nov 15

An international initiative called ‘Football for Peace’ is on Saturday 14 November, 11am-3pm at the University of Wolverhampton.


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Have your say on Walsall Council’s budget 

6 Nov 15

Tough decisions lie ahead for the people of Walsall as residents are asked to help the Council decide how to make savings of £85 million over the next four years.


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Caldmore congestion and parking improvement scheme 

6 Nov 15

Congestion busting scheme in Caldmore receives the green light from Council bosses…


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Free parking for Remembrance Sunday 

3 Nov 15

Free parking in council-controlled car parks in Walsall Town Centre will be offered to visitors on Remembrance Sunday…


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‘Meat’ the new businesses on the block 

3 Nov 15

Business is booming for two Darlaston businesses who are bucking the trend and reinvesting their ‘stake’ in the town by moving to new and bigger premises…


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Support offered to Caparo staff and supply chain 

3 Nov 15

Walsall Council offers support to those affected by Caparo closure…


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Showcase your talent at Walsall’s Christmas events 

27 Oct 15

Singers, bands and other performers are being sought to add the wow! factor to Walsall’s Christmas events this year…


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Planning consultation draws to a close 

27 Oct 15

Walsall residents and businesses are being urged to have their say on a crucial planning consultation before the window closes on Monday 2 November…


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Web maintenance to online forms and Jobs pages 

27 Oct 15

On Wednesday 4 November between 9am and 6pm essential work is being carried out to all online forms and the Jobs and Careers pages on the Councils website.


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Bloxwich bonfire and fireworks countdown begins 

27 Oct 15

With only days to go before the first of four Walsall bonfire and firework display nights opens the festive spectacular for the Borough organisers urge residents to buy tickets online.


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Apprenticeship programme remains on track 

26 Oct 15

More than 500 young people in Walsall have been supported into ‘high value’ apprenticeships…