Great Barr Hall – Update

You may have noticed the past few weeks no comments on the development plans. The reason for this has been simple. Positions were fixed and known, no one was going to be persuaded to change their mind and thus let people do their own thing. If you wanted to object then there is a democratic way…

OS Map Joy for Pheasey and surrounding areas

With a massive thanks to the Walsall advertiser for this lovely piece of information – HERE We now have a great resource of OS MAPS on line HERE from 1880 until 1938 and it is fascinating (at least for me) to see how we developed.   The last map in 1938 only shows the following roads…

Opting out of selling your medical records

Whilst not a local issue, I do believe the people of Pheasey Park Farm need to have the information on hand about how to do this. You may have heard of a plan to transfer your medical records to a database called care.data. This database will contain your records anonymously but I personally believe in…

Consultation, what consultation ?

I heard disturbing information last night that Lapworth Architects were not allowed at the Walsall Council Consultation at Great Barr Memorial Hall. After checking this, it was confirmed and they had been turned away by the council officials. It has not become clear after numerous attempts of asking Walsall Council on Twitter (who normally are…

Express and Star – acknowledge your source

Let me be self indulgent. Tonight the E&S have printed a piece based totally on the owners position article I posted here. In the piece they say a website posted this but refuse to acknowledge who. Let me be clear I have done blogging for 6 years or so now and always quoted a source,…

Chapel Lane to be Closed

Relevant I guess to all the other debates we have seen. Good job this is not in the rush hour ! Walsall Transport @WalsallTransprt Roadworks Info: Chapel Ln (btwn A34 Bham Rd & Suttons Dr), road closed Mon 20 – Wed 22 Jan, 0930-1600, due to telecom repairs EDIT I have been contacted by a couple…

Pheasey Park Farm School is on TV tonight !

You may not be aware but the school is due to feature on Central TV tonight regarding it’s use of SMART Technology in the classroom. As an IT person this looks very good and more details can be found HERE A little snippet from ITV HERE EDIT That was a great piece on the TV,…

Statement from the Owners of Gt Barr Hall

The owners have obviously been following the debate around the Hall very closely.This has been from reading this blog, the Beacon Action Group site and other comments. Last night I received a lengthy and detailed statement that addresses the debate and I have been given the permission to post these extracts. I will post these…