Hola, Spanish for kids…


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Another Simon Lea stunner

Simon Lea captured this beauty in Warley Woods. How lucky we are to have this park in our area, and a photographer like Simon to capture these moments.


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The Great Bearwood Bake-off returns for a 4th year in a row

This independent community event returns to Bearwood and is hosted again by Thimblemill Library on Sunday 27th August 12 – 3pm.

Organised by local resident Khakan Qureshi, a keen baker himself, the Bearwood Bake Off has seen several worthy winners over the years and no doubt, this year will be no exception.

You don't have to be a professional, just have a passion or ability to bake. Or make this competition an opportunity to try. All you have to do is either bake a cake or cupcake(s) at home and bring them into the venue.

It is FREE to enter and there are several PRIZES to be won! So we look forward to hearing from all you budding bakers.

There are 2 categories – Children under 12 years old and for those aged 12+/Adults.

There will only be one winner in each category.

Pick up an application form from Thimblemill Library or email: khakanqureshi@gmail.com


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Warley Woods gets Green Flag Award for 9th year!

Warley Woods, managed by Warley Woods Community Trust, is among a record-breaking number (1,797) of parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green FlagAward.

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

Viv Cole, Trust Manager said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the ninth year running from Keep Britain Tidy. This Award recognises and highlights that local people are benefitting from a green space of the very highest quality. The Community Trust has been managing the site for 13 years now and its staff and volunteers are very proud of its track record of high standards.”

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme. Each flag is a celebration of the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. The success of the scheme, especially in these challenging times, demonstrates just how much parks matter to people.

Warley Woods Community Trust will be proudly flying its new 2017-18 Green Flags at both entrances shortly.

If anyone would like to join the Community Trust, or volunteer or just find out more then call 0121 420 1061 or join the “Warley Woods Community Trust” Facebook group.


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Life’s a beach…

Still a few tickets left for 6pm

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The Bearwood Bears are in town…

The Bearwood Bears, part of the Big Slueth Trail, are now in place at the bus station, Lightwoods House, and in Warley Woods.


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French Film Club

Tonight at Thimblemill 7.30pm

Pierre (Jean-Baptiste Maunier) is an aimless child at an austere boarding school in France. The students and faculty are constantly at odds with one another, until a music teacher, Clément Mathieu (Gérard Jugnot), arrives and starts a choir. Clément — who has troubles of his own — tries to change the reactionary policies of the school, choosing instead to encourage his students. His efforts have a particular impact on Pierre, who shows great musical promise.


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