Thank you everyone…

The Sainsbury's award…..We've only gone and done it!!!

A great big thank you to everyone who supported this brilliant charity.


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If you’re shopping around…

…on Saturday!


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Lightwoods shock

Sandwell Council has today issued this statement:

The council are really sorry to announce that the contractor, Fairhurst Ward Abbotts (FWA), carrying out restoration to Lightwoods House and Park has gone into administration.

We are very disappointed for those employed by FWA, their sub-contractors and suppliers and also for the local community.


Both the council and the Heritage Lottery Fund acknowledge there may be a delay in completing the restoration but this will not prevent the delivery of the project. It is inevitable there will be some delays whilst things are sorted out and we hope to get the work back underway very soon.

In the meantime we have taken steps to secure the house and site with on-site 24 hour security and installation of CCTV around the house. The council will endeavour to keep the Friends Group and the wider community informed as things progress.

This means the site visits planned for this weekend will no longer happen.

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This Friday at the library…


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It’s on it’s way….

Birmingham…this morning! More pictures to follow this week!


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Vote for B.U.D.S.!!!

Dementia is a tremendously debilitating disease which can seriously affect the daily lives of sufferers and place a real hardship on those who are carers

  • It is predicted there will be around 850,000 people in the UK with dementia in 2015.
  • The chance of developing dementia increases significantly with age. One in 14 people over 65 years of age, and one in six people over 80, has dementia. It is more common among women than men.
  • More than 40,000 younger people (under the age of 65) in the UK have dementia. This is called early-onset or young-onset dementia.

Better Understanding of Dementia in Sandwell, (BUDS) is a charity which helps to support people with dementia and help their families to continue to lead positive and fulfilling lives.

BUDS have made it to the final Shortlist of three for Sainsbury's Oldbury Charity of the Year. The final decision will now come down to a public vote. You can vote in store, or via:

Vote for BUDS!






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The boy who became a beetle…

The Young Producers, children from St Gregory's and Uplands Primary have spent the last year working on this production, and it is a bit special! Greg’s an ordinary boy, much like any other. At least, he was… Until this morning.

When he wakes up with clacking pincers on his head, a huge heavy shell on his back and six spindly legs with a mind of their own, life’s about to get a whole lot trickier.How will he get dressed? Eat his breakfast? Go to the loo? What will his family do when he scuttles out of his bedroom? And how will the rest of the world react to this creepy crawly crisis?When the villainous Beetle Buster shows up with his Verminator machine, Greg must choose between hiding in the shadows or embracing his new life as a great big mini-beast, supported by his plucky little sister and a perky puppet dog.With live music, a sprinkling of songs, riotous action and thrilling transformations, this is a funny, messy and moving new show for everyone who knows what it’s like to feel different.

Tickets available from Thimblemill Library, £2.50 adults, £1.50 children or £7.00 family ticket (2adults 2 children)


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