Monthly Archives: February 2014

Police plea to elderly – don’t be conned by phone scammers

Police are urging West Midlands’ communities to rally against phone scammers who are conning the region’s elderly out of thousands of pounds with banking scare stories. Fraud investigators have reported a surge in reports from residents who’ve been stung by … Continue reading

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First hurdle cleared

The proposed planning application to convert the former HSBC bank on Bearwood Road to a public house went to Sandwell Council's planning committee this evening. The Committee received 78 representation – 67 mostly from Bearwood residents welcoming the bar, 17 … Continue reading

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Prince’s Trust opportunity

If you know of any young adult (16 to 25 years) who would benefit from attending a 12-week Prince's Trust programme right here in Smethwick at the police station. Please contact PC Andrew Peters.  

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May Day parking

Last year due to the number of people who attended the Lightwoods May Day festival there was chaos in the surrounding roads. People living close to Warley Woods have grown use to parking problems on the day of the Woods … Continue reading

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Licence application update

Local CAMRA member John Kelly has been in touch with Black Country Ales about their licence application and has sent us this update: I've recently been speaking to a senior manager from Black Country Ales. I mentioned their proposed pub … Continue reading

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Planting big trees…

There's been a lot of comment about a number of trees being taken down in Warley Woods…well, today was Big Tree Plant day in Warley Woods. Volunteers were planting a new oak and a new beech tree in the meadow … Continue reading

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Barclay Road latest

As many of you will know there was a shocking accident on the building site at 103-109 Barclay Road earlier this week, which fortunately didn't result in a fatality. Since then we have had numerous inquiries about what is happening … Continue reading

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