Monthly Archives: January 2014

More on the ‘Mill

I have had a number of enquiries about the proposed Nursing Home on the site currently occupied by the Thimblemill public house. I can now reveal that the intention is to build a three-storey 87-bedroom development on the site, so … Continue reading

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News on the ‘Mill

The Council has received a planning application to demolish the Thimblemill Pub and propose a change of use…     More details here…  

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Not before time…

At last, something is finally about to happen!! Fingers crossed!

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Who said there’s no such thing as a free lunch…

Just before Christmas we told you about the Smethwick in a Stew project, running out of the Dorothy Parkes Centre and that it would be expanded in the New Year. Well, the project has started its trial this week with … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day in Sandwell

A special public event to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day will be held at the Memorial Gardens in West Bromwich on Sunday 26 January. The ceremony will be led by Sandwell Mayor, Councillor Linda Horton and there will also be the … Continue reading

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Sports coaching for youngsters


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A date for your diary… National Libraries Day

February 8th is National Libraries Day, and our own superb community library is hosting a couple of great events to mark the day. First up… …and then, in the evening…  

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It was cold and wet and worth it…

We received a warm welcome this morning on our latest street surgery. Over 800 properties leafleted earlier in the week, and despite the wild and wet weather the people around Lightwoods Hill, and Monmouth, Devon and Harborne Roads gave us … Continue reading

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Battle lines drawn over new bar

The prospect of a new real ale bar in Bearwood has had a mixed response, varying from the wildly enthusiastic to the downright hostile. The comments on this blog and on the Bearwood Facebook Page have been mostly in favour, … Continue reading

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Planning Application

One planning application for Abbey Ward on this week’s list that may be of general interest…. More details via the Council’s Planning Portal here. (picture via Google Maps)

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