Abbey Ward Election Result

Abbey Ward Result:


Mike Allen, Green Party    391

Bob Piper, Labour Party   2223

Richard Kemp, Conservative     411

Labour Majority 1,812.

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Another Simon Lea stunner

This is just beautiful…

World’s End…..

Beautiful golden light bathed the meadow at Warley Woods this evening, casting long shadows with amazing clouds over the tree line…..

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For lovers of World Music…

This promises to be a treat!

Afro-roots duo from Sierra Leone/UK, formed out of the ashes of World/dance act Le Cod Afrique in 2004. Jon Lewis (guitar, loops, vocals) and Jah-man Aggrey (vocals, percussion) play a mix of original highlife, palm-wine, and meringa tunes – melodic guitar lines, high energy rhythms, and Krio words on subjects as diverse as childhood memories, political protest and er…duvets.

“Full of such bright tuneful moments, this will really take of in an intimate live setting” – fRoots magazine 


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Pamper yourself

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A celebration of the life of Andy Hamilton

Next weekend Andy Hamilton, the great saxophonist would have celebrated his 100th birthday.

To commemorate Andy’s centenary the Silvershine Jazz Club will by hosting a special celebration of his life in a concert where many of the musicians who played with him over the years will be coming along to pay their respects and play on stage.

The concert is on Saturday 24th March, from 8pm at Corks Club in Bearwood, tickets £7

You can buy tickets via the Silvershine Jazz Club…

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Come and join the Friends of Lightwoods

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Water Aid

Thanks to John Stokes for this….

Most Bearwood residents receive water from South Staffs Water (for the others it’s Severn-Trent.)  SSW have a scheme called ‘Assure’ where households with an income of less than £16,105 per year (£1,342.08 per month or £309.71 per week) excluding income from Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment & Attendance Allowance may qualify for a discount of up to 80% on their water bill.  Severn-Trent has a similar scheme for their customers.

This may not be relevant to you but you may know of others who would benefit from this information (e.g. an elderly person on state pension as their only income), and possibly your help in downloading and printing the form.  If you apply before March 31st, there will be a rebate for the whole of this financial year.


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