Road closures for cycle race

On Sunday 24th September 2017 between approx. 5.00hrs & 11.00hrs the following roads in Sandwell will be closed in order to facilitate Sandwell’s section of the 100 mile cycling Sportive, Velo Birmingham.


A456 Hagley Road / Hagley Road West, Smethwick will be closed in both directions from its boundary with Birmingham City as far as A4123 Wolverhampton Road


At A4123 Wolverhampton Road cyclist will travel along the westbound carriageway only on A456 Hagley Road West as far as Quinton Expressway roundabout where they not proceed via the underpass but will travel via eastbound slip road onto the roundabout, eastbound (Birmingham bound) traffic will be allowed to travel east along this stretch of road but will be required to turn left onto A4123 Wolverhampton Road and will not be allowed to travel straight ahead into Birmingham.


The cyclists will then proceed via A458 Hagley Road West as far as the borough boundary with Dudley where the event will continue. A total road closure will be operational except for that stretch of dual carriageway commencing at Spies Lane & continuing into Dudley.  Vehicles will be allowed to travel east at this location in order to gain access to ASDA, Starbucks etc


A4123 Wolverhampton traffic will not be allowed access onto Hagley Road West and will be stopped at Broadway and advised to find alternative routes by means of signage well in advance of Broadway and at Birchley Island.


A4030 Bearwood Road traffic will not be allowed access onto Hagley Road /Hagley Road West and will be advised to find alternative routes at the Three Shires Oak Road / Sandon Road junction.


Please note that vehicles will be allowed to cross the route between 5.00hrs and 11.00hrs at A4123 Wolverhampton Road and A4030 Bearwood up until 20 minutes before the arrival of the first event vehicle. Frontagers will also be allowed access until this time


Gaps in the central reservation of the dual carriageways will be closed.

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Zumba in the House!

Coming this month – Low Impact Zumba – upstairs @ Lightwoods House………a fun Latin inspired dance fitness class!

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Vote for Warley Woods

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Where next for Bentley?

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. The auction for the previous Owl Trail raised over half a million pounds.

But some bears will be retained in their neighbourhoods…including our very own Bentley, the Bearwood Bear.

However…Bentley is far too heavy for his current site by the water fountain in Warley Woods, and is in serious danger of sinking, so a new site has to be found.

But where should it be located? Somewhere else in Warley Woods, a natural home for a bear? Outside the newly refurbished Lightwoods House in the park? By the bus station where the other bear currently resides?

You can have your say here…or if you have other suggestions, post them in the comments box on here.


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Yoga in Lightwoods House


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Elvis is entering the building….


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Theatre Tots present…

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