by danielbarker on 26 June, 2015

The following Parks Fun Days are taking place over the summer: Wed 22 July Birchills Fun Day Reedswood Park, Bentley Lane Wed 29 July Brownhills Fun Day Holland Park, Chester Road North Mon 3 August Darlaston Funday Kings Hill Park, Forge Street Wed 5 August Pelsall Funday Pelsall Common, Pelsall Lane Wed 12 August Willenhall […]

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More Lib.Dem. By Election victories

by danielbarker on 25 June, 2015

The sad death of Liberal Democrat Councillor Mick Longhurst on 2nd May led to the postponement of the Mole Valley Council election that had been scheduled to take place on 7th May. This election took place on Thursday 18th June. The election to replace the UKIP Councillor who resigned a couple of months ago would […]

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The Area Panel provides various opportunities including those of: • meeting with local councillors, • hearing how the local Area Partnerships is supporting communities, • understanding how services are being delivered in the local area, • enabling communities to come together to support local issues and priorities. Next Area Panel • Tuesday 30th June. • […]

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Tue 23 Jun 2015 By Marcus Jones A Christian campaign group has accused the Government of pushing an austerity agenda which is “not compatible with Jesus’ example of siding with the poor”. Christians for Economic Justice (previously Christianity Uncut) claims Tory policies go against the teachings of Christ and is urging church leaders to support […]

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Feedback on Big Spring Clean

by danielbarker on 22 June, 2015

The Big Spring Clean for Willenhall and Short Heath has been completed. The events ran from Monday 1st June – Friday 5th June and incorporated Rosehill Youth Centre, Rosehill Way, & surrounding streets/estate; Pinson Road: Memorial Park and the Walk Way; Moxhull Gardens: Moxhull Close; (Clay Hill): Dorchester Road; Rhys Thomas Close & surrounding streets/roads. […]

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A tribute to Charles Kennedy from Sir Simon Hughes

by danielbarker on 18 June, 2015

“A colleague and friend who never wavered in his principles, values or pro-European beliefs.” Charles Kennedy and I were the last of the Liberal Democrat class of ’83 to leave the House of Commons – as we both lost despite our best efforts at the recent General Election. From 1983-2015 together in the House of […]

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Big Lottery Funding within Walsall

by danielbarker on 17 June, 2015

The Big Lottery Fund has recently published project outlines for the EU ‘Building Better Opportunities’ programme. Up to £24 million is available and applications are invited from lead organisations working with a series of contracted delivery partners. The closing date is 3 August 2015. Black Country Together CIC, Steps to Work, Walsall Housing Group/Accord Group […]

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The come back continues

by danielbarker on 16 June, 2015

Lib Dems storm to victory in Wallington South The Carshalton and Wallington Lib Dems have achieved a brilliant win in the Wallington South by election. Steve Cook, the new Lib Dem councillor, ran a fantastic campaign resulting in a 7% increase in our vote. Congratulations to the whole team!

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Woeful reporting from Walsall Advertiser

by danielbarker on 15 June, 2015

The Walsall Advertiser’s reporting of the latest change in administration at Walsall Council was in my opinion pretty woeful. For one thing, they named Cllr Doreen Shires – who has been a councillor for over 35 years – as Cllr Diane Shires. Secondly, they reported the way the Lib.Dems voted as “surprising”. Clearly they had […]

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Last night planning applications referring to the Meadow House and Former Cavalcade Pub sites off Stroud Avenue in Short Heath were considered and granted by the Planning Committee. This means that two more eyesore sites in Short Heath (once developed) will disappear. The Meadow House site will have a Nursing Home similar in use to […]

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