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Vote for Warley Woods 

4 Sep 17

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Where next for Bentley? 

4 Sep 17

At the conclusion of The Big Sleuth this month the majority of bears will be auctioned off to raise vital funds to assist Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

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Are you on the register? 

21 Aug 17

You should recently have had a form from Sandwell Council asking you to make sure you are on the electoral register.

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Skate park jam! 

15 Aug 17

A summer Skate Jam comes to Lightwoods Park’s skate park in Bearwood this Saturday, 19th August.

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Baths closure postponed 

11 Aug 17

The temporary closure at Smethwick Swimming Centre (Thimblemill Baths) will no longer take place, as Sandwell MBC have cancelled the work until a later date in the year, to be notified.

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Live tonight at The Windsor Theatre Bar 

5 Aug 17

Hayley Moore will be hosting a night of live music from her extensive repertoire… From 8pm, free admission, and fine ale on hand pump…

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New interactive website set to revolutionise contact with the police 

31 Jul 17

West Midlands Police has taken the first step towards a new interactive website that’s set to revolutionise the way members of the public contact the force – and give people the chance to report some crimes online.

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The weather’s looking fine… 

31 Jul 17


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Another Simon Lea stunner 

19 Jul 17

Simon Lea captured this beauty in Warley Woods.

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The Great Bearwood Bake-off returns for a 4th year in a row 

19 Jul 17

This independent community event returns to Bearwood and is hosted again by Thimblemill Library on Sunday 27th August 12 – 3pm.

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Warley Woods gets Green Flag Award for 9th year! 

18 Jul 17

Warley Woods, managed by Warley Woods Community Trust, is among a record-breaking number (1,797) of parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green FlagAward.

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Life’s a beach… 

16 Jul 17

Still a few tickets left for 6pm…

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The Bearwood Bears are in town… 

10 Jul 17

The Bearwood Bears, part of the Big Slueth Trail, are now in place at the bus station, Lightwoods House, and in Warley Woods.

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French Film Club 

19 Jun 17

Tonight at Thimblemill 7.30pm Pierre (Jean-Baptiste Maunier) is an aimless child at an austere boarding school in France.

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The great get together in Lightwoods Park 

17 Jun 17

If you are local to Bearwood, why not take a stroll down to Lightwoods Park on Sunday, if you’re not already planning a meal out to treat Dad?! Bring your family, something to sit on, and a picnic, and if you can spare it, maybe bring along a dish …

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All the way from Nashville Tennessee…. 

15 Jun 17

Please note the change of door time…

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Thimblemill baths closing for essential repairs 

14 Jun 17

Pools at Smethwick Swimming Centre will close next month to allow essential maintenance work to take place.

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In Bearwood tomorrow… 

10 Jun 17

…the fabulous Digbeth Dining Club! Street food, music, stalls, and so much more at the Bearwood Street Festival…

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Bearwood Hosts Poetry Slam for Refugee Week 

8 Jun 17

SLAMATHON Sunday 25 June , 2-7pm Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Road, Bearwood Bearwood Action for Refugees are celebrating UK Refugee Week 2017 in style and inviting the whole community to join them.

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Warley Woods wins Gold in Excellence Award 

7 Jun 17

Warley Woods in Smethwick is the model which “others should aspire to and emulate,” so said judges announcing that Warley Woods Community Trust has taken gold in the RoyalForestry Society (RFS) Excellence in Forestry Urban and Community Forestry …

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Volunteers urgently needed 

6 Jun 17

This Sunday the first Bearwood Street Festival will take place on Bearwood Road.

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This Sunday, on Bearwood Road… 

5 Jun 17

…it’s time to party…

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Prize Raffle 

1 Jun 17

The Friends of Thimblemill Library are raffling two tickets for Elton John’s concert next Wednesday at the Genting Arena, near the NEC.

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Manchester attack was “beyond words” 

24 May 17

Assistant Chief Constable Alex Murray responds to last night’s attack: We remain deeply shocked following last night’s tragic incident in Manchester and all our thoughts are with those affected.

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Bearwood Burning 

18 May 17

After a dreadful day of rain, Simon Lea took this stunning picture of the spectacular sunset over Warley Woods.