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February Bulletin

The February copy of the Bearwood eBulletin is now available for download here

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Holocaust Memorial Commemoration

Members of the public are invited to remember the millions of victims of genocide at a Holocaust Memorial Day event in West Bromwich this weekend. The service will be at Highfields Memorial Gardens, off High Street, West Bromwich, on Sunday 27 January.

The commemoration will include a speech by Lia Lesser. She was among the 699 children saved from Czechoslovakia as part of the Kindertransport initiative organised by Nicholas Winton in the final months before the war began. Nicholas was later awarded the MBE and knighted for his humanitarian work.

The Mayor of Sandwell Councillor Joy Edis said: “Everyone is invited to join us to remember the millions of victims of genocide the world has sadly seen over the years.

“It’s not only important for us to remember the atrocities of the Holocaust, but for us also to ensure that such horrifying tragedies are not a part of our future.

“The commemoration will remember both the victims of genocide, but also people who live with the terrible memories of what happened to their families.”

Anyone who wishes to attend should arrive at 10.15am for a 10.30am prompt start. Everyone is welcome.

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January e-Bulletin

The January edition of the Bearwood eBulletin is now available for download here

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The Any Book Bookclub

In January, the Any Book Bookclub will be meeting for the fourth time. We normally meet on the second Tuesday of the month, at 7.30pm at Thimblemill library. As the name suggests, instead of having a single book that everyone reads and which is then discussed, I would like to invite you to come along and share one book you read recently that you really loved. There are no rules as to what that  could be, any genre is allowed and indeed welcomed. So whether you like to curl up with some romance, the latest spy thriller, the most lauded award winning book, memoir, science fiction, fantasy…. it does not matter. Share it with us, you may hold to key to someone else’s next favourite read.

I truly believe that every book has its reader and I love hearing people talk about the books they love. There are no good and bad books, just books that are enjoyed by some but maybe not by others. If you got the book in physical form bring it along, otherwise, the title and authors name, (maybe a screenshot of the cover on your mobile phone) will do. Each member is invited to briefly introduce their book, what it is about and most importantly why they liked it, what made it special for them. And then other members can ask questions.

After each meeting, I will post all the introduced books on the Facebook page (fb.me/anybookbearwood), so you can check up the title. It will create a nice little snapshot – hopefully – of what Bearwood is reading. Naturally, you don’t have to live in Bearwood to attend.  

 
Melanie

 

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Beware of these scammers

People in the Black Country have been warned about a new scam trying to steal their hard earned cash. 

Crooks are now sending out emails claiming to be from the TV Licensing Authority saying there is a problem with their direct debit and threatening a fine.

John Spellar MP said “ These low life are trying to ruin Christmas for ordinary decent folk. I am particularly  worried that pensioners will be fooled and urge their families to keep a watch out for these emails, one clue is that they word it as the American spelling as License rather than the British spelling as Licence.”

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Support your local traders

Whether you do your shopping online, or do your main weekly shop in a supermarket chain, you can still help our local economy and support local traders by getting some items from our shops on Bearwood Road. #UseItOrLoseIt

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