Labour now in control of Walsall Council

I was away in the French countryside this week and just about saw what happened on Monday. Obviously as a Labour man I am delighted at what happened but very confused at the way the three Tories that represent Pheasey voted. Ah well, that is for them to explain and not for me to double…

Control of Walsall Council to be decided on August 11th

As you maybe aware there was a by-election two weeks where Labour retains the seat of Birchills-Leamore, this leaves the council composition as Labour 30 Conservative 21 Lib Dem 3 UKIP 3 Independent 3 At the Council AGM after the May elections the Conservative/LD parties retained control of the council by 29/29 – Pete Smith…

Midlands Today ! Pheasey is NOT Kingstanding

Thanks to Paul Jones who has pointed this out to me on Twitter. Last night Midlands Today ran a story of a lad who was refused access to his bike on a bus. The LINK is available for a few more hours but it can be clearly seen that this is Pheasey. The story righty pointed out…

School Crossing Consultation

Walsall Council are consulting on cuts to school crossing wardens. There are two categories of crossing and they are planning to make cuts to CAT 2 crossing – LINK This does not appear to affect Pheasey or Meadowview schools. However as parents I believe the Council’s priorities should always be the safety of children first…

Sponsorship for London to Paris bike ride

A bit of self indulgence from me :-) Some of you may know I am a very keen cyclist and in September I am riding 470Km from London to Paris in aid of Acorns Children’s Hospice. Being a Villa fan they are the charity of my choice since we partnered them. Everyone would agree the service…

Volunteers for Friends of Barr Beacon wanted

Martin from Walsall Countryside Services has just posted this on Twitter and sounds a good idea for local people to get involved with. I will register an interest myself.   Martin @BarrBeacon Looking to set up a friends of group for the site if you’re interested email me martin.h@bbcwildlife.org.uk