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Long awaited revised details for Former Cavalcade PH development site 

20 Jan 18

At long last the developer of the former Cavalcade pub site has submitted the outstanding amended plans to Walsall Council for determination.


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Libraries – the good news 

16 Jan 18

This time last year the Lib/Lab Coalition running Walsall Council took the decision to review the borough’s library service.


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Recent cold snap takes its toll on roads 

12 Jan 18

The recent spell of very cold weather has taken its toll on parts of the local roads.


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Severn Trent – carrying out essential maintenance end of month 

12 Jan 18

If you live in the north Willenhall area then you may have had notice off Severn Trent about some upcoming work checking out their pipework and carrying out some essential maintenance.


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Just who or what is the West Midlands Mayor? 

10 Jan 18

Third of people unable to name West Midlands mayor.


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Join the cheapest gym in town 

2 Jan 18

If you’d like to help out with delivering Focus in Willenhall North or Short Heath let us know.


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Tory Budget Black Hole – £50billion lost means residents will be £687 a year worse off 

1 Jan 18

New studies show that the UK economy has stalled under the Conservatives.


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Spot checks carried out on Walsall’s taxis and private hire vehicles 

21 Dec 17

A big drive has taken place over the past couple of weeks with West Midlands Police working closely with Walsall Council Taxi Licensing Enforcement Officers carrying out spot checks to ensure taxis and hackney carriages in the borough are safe and …


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ICE !! 

15 Dec 17

Some really tricky conditions about this morning so whether driving or walking give yourself extra time and go carefully.


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Bin Collection – suspended today 

12 Dec 17

Just received this message off Cllr Lee Jeavons Deputy Leader of Walsall Council Tuesday 12th December Bin update: With very icy conditions underfoot and with some bins actually frozen to the floor, the decision has been made to suspend bin …


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They even came round in the snow…… 

10 Dec 17

What were your Councillors doing this weekend? Willenhall’s Liberal Democrat Councilors Dan Barker and Ian Shires were out and about delivering Focus newsletters in the Short Heath area.


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Metro Mayor needs to entice motorists out of their cars with improved public transport say Lib Dems 

30 Nov 17

Recent proposals to improve public transport across the West Midlands give Walsall very little to look forward to says the town’s Lib Dem Leader Cllr Ian Shires.


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Financial chaos set to continue thanks to the Tories 

25 Nov 17

Surprisingly the leader of the Conservative Opposition on Walsall Council has described the £12.4 million budget cuts for next year as grim.


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New powers see swift action to evict unauthorised encampment 

23 Nov 17

Action taken by the progressive alliance between Labour and the Liberal Democrats currently running Walsall Council in respect of Unauthorised Encampments paid off today when a group of travellers who attempted to set up an encampment on the Wakes …


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Tories claim of £7.5 billion increased NHS funding is not all new money say Lib Dems 

23 Nov 17

I see that our new Conservative MP for Walsall North has posted a graphic on Twitter claiming an NHS funding increase of £7.5 billion.


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Budget special – £50billion lost means residents will be £687 a year worse off 

23 Nov 17

New studies show that the UK economy has stalled under the Conservatives.


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Fly tipping eyesore – Lib Dems call for enforcement action 

22 Nov 17

Nobody should have to put up with this sort of thing day in, day out…… And unfortunately it doesn’t stop there…… Where is it? It’s around the shops and flats in Nottingham Drive.


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Public Meeting – Policing across Willenhall 

20 Nov 17

Your chance to have your questions answered about Policing in our area.


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Community Cohesion Strategy gets the go ahead 

14 Nov 17

Walsall Councillors voted through a comprehensive new Community Cohesion Strategy at their meeting in the Council House last night.


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The People of North Willenhall show their Respect 

12 Nov 17

People of North Willenhall showed today that the fallen in two world wars and the conflicts that have happened since and those continuing today will not be forgotten.


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Former Cavalcade pub site – Update 

11 Nov 17

Work began this week on clearing the former Cavalcade pub site in preparation for development to start.


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Another busy week drawing to a close 

10 Nov 17

Another busy week drawing to a close.


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Council secures a further set of Injunctions to stop unauthorised encampments 

7 Nov 17

Some good news on Unauthorised Encampments, Walsall Council brought together the evidence needed to secure a further 11 County Court Injunctions on the following sites across the borough: Aldridge Community Centre and adjoining land in Middlemore …


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Getting the facts straight on the former Cavalcade pub site 

1 Nov 17

Archive photo of former Cavalcade pub site, Stroud Ave There appears to be some misinformation circulating about as to why the private owners haven’t begun developing the former Cavalcade pub site off Stroud Avenue in Short Heath.


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Resurfacing works High Rd/Sandbeds Road Planned for November 

28 Oct 17

Walsall Council is to carry out much needed carriageway resurfacing at High Road, Sandbeds Road, Bentley Lane and Ashmore Lake Way during November.