Aldridge Cinema – come see Big Hero 6 this afternoon!

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Big Hero 6 is a popular, fun family film – and you can see it this afternoon in Aldridge!

Ages ago, I ran a piece about a project to start a community cinema at Aldridge Youth Theatre, to bring films back to the local community – including Brownhills. The project would be in support of Aldridge Youth Theatre, where the screenings would take place.

The project garnered huge support on Facebook, and now has it’s own website. It’s getting fantastic reviews and is very busy!

This afternoon at 2:30pm (Saturday 23rd May 2015), they are showing family feelgood film Big Hero 6. It’s just £4 a ticket and normal popcorn and drinks are only 50p.

Watch the trailer for Big Hero 6 below…

Aldridge Cinema said:

Tomorrow we’re showing Big Hero 6, a film about the special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Doors open at 2.00pm for 2.30pm showing… family screening so tickets are only £4 each. You can reserve online now or just come on the day (but can’t guarantee seats as we are filling up quickly)

There are films running to a variety of tastes Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Find out more about the Aldridge Cinema project here.

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Join the adventure – try Scouting this Saturday!

Heres an excellent thing for kids going on this Saturday, drawn to my attention by Walsall Wood Scout Leader Lee Bragginton – a chance to take your kids along to try out scouting for free, taking place this Saturday 23rd May 2015 at Shire Oak Academy from 10am until 12pm.

JOIN THE ADVENTURE.
1st Walsall Wood Scout Group
Saturday 23rd May 10am-12pm

Do you have a sense of adventure, crave new experiences indoors and out?
Want to make new friends, have fun and learn new skills?

Come along with an adult and try Scouting for free!
Open to boys and girls ages 6 to 18

Shire Oak Academy- Main Hall
Lichfield Road Walsall Wood WS9 9PA

Call for information on 07539 936 454
or email info@walsallwoodscouts.org.uk

Walsall wood flyer

This sounds terrific. If you’ve got a little adventurer, why not give it a go?

 

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Great news – missing Walsall teenager found safe and well

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Thank you graphic from West Midlands Police. Isn’t it neat?

Thanks for all your shares, retweets and reblogs – missing Walsall teenager Ellie Remington has been found safe and well – great news for all concerned.

West Midlands Police issued the following statement this morning:

Some great news to kick off your Friday… missing Walsall teenager Ellie Remington has been found safe and well in the town.

Your likes, shares and comments meant the appeal was seen by almost 500,000 people on Facebook!

As ever, thanks for all your support – you really help us to make a difference.

It’s really good to see a happy resolution to these incidents, and thank you all. This is a positive use of social media and it’s what community is all about. Long may it continue.

Cheers
Bob

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Ellie Remington, 15 – now safe and well – thanks, all. Image from West Midlands police.

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Travellers pitch up at Oak Park

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The encampment at Oak Park, Walsall Wood. Image and tipoff kindly supplied by a reader.

In recent days, there has been a traveller encampment at Aldridge Airport, which has now moved on, whilst another has sprung up on the Oak Park playing field near to the Football Club in Walsall Wood.

Council officials have been informed, and do tend to act quickly, and suspect the encampment will be moved on fairly swiftly.

Yesterday evening (Thursday 21st May 2013) police and council officials were reported to be in attendance.

Thanks to the kind reader who tipped me off.

This post is intended for information only.

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Urgent police appeal: Please help find missing Walsall teenager

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Thank you graphic from West Midlands Police. Isn’t it neat?

Thanks for all your shares, retweets and reblogs – missing Walsall teenager Ellie Remington has been found safe and well – great news for all concerned.

West Midlands Police issued the following statement this morning:

Some great news to kick off your Friday… missing Walsall teenager Ellie Remington has been found safe and well in the town.

Your likes, shares and comments meant the appeal was seen by almost 500,000 people on Facebook!

As ever, thanks for all your support – you really help us to make a difference.

It’s really good to see a happy resolution to these incidents, and thank you all. This is a positive use of social media and it’s what community is all about. Long may it continue.

Cheers
Bob

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Ellie Remington, 15 – have you seen her? If so, please contact the police. Image from West Midlands police.

West Midlands Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of teenager Ellie Remington, who has gone missing from her home in Walsall, and are appealing for the public’s help in finding her.

They issued the following press release this morning:

Issue Date: 21/05/2015

Plea to trace missing Walsall teen

Police in Walsall are appealing for the public’s help to trace a missing teenage girl.

Ellie Remington, aged 15, was reported missing on Saturday, 16 May, when she failed to return home.

She was spotted two days later on Monday 18 May at around 1pm when she visited a friend’s house in the town.

Although Ellie has gone missing several times before, this is the longest she has left home without contact and officers are now growing increasingly concerned about her.

Officers have spoken to her friends and family, searched the area near her home and visited several addresses as part of their on-going inquiries.

She is described as white with long blonde hair and a pieced top lip. When she was last seen, she was wearing blue jeans, a black jumper and a cream coat.

PC Charly Killeen, from Bloxwich police station, said: ‘Due to her age, Ellie is considered to be vulnerable and we just need to know she is safe and well. I would urge anyone who sees her to call us on 101.’

Anyone with any information about Ellie’s whereabouts is urged to call West Midlands Police on 101 or the Missing People charity on 116 000.

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Details of Shire Oak Pub refurbishment now available

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Artist’s rendering of the refurbished pub. Not sure about the colour, mind. Image from Punch Taverns brochure.

I am indebted to Shire Oak resident Matt Stacky who has spotted the following PDF brochure on the Punch Taverns website detailing the planned renovations to the Shire Oak pub, which stands at the main junction at the south end of town.

There’s no timescale given, and this is intended clearly as a sales brochure to anyone interested in taking the pub on – but the refurbishment sees extensive, and I’m sure many readers will be interested in the details.

If you are interested in the pub, check out the Punch Taverns website.

I really hope this well-loved pub gets a new lease of life – we need to look after our community pubs before they’re all gone.

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Walsall Woodstock 2015 – a free spirit

10432960_1565363927057194_959551716777052693_nWalsall Woodstock – the hotly anticipated music festival taking place this weekend at Walsall Wood Football Club (Sunday 24th May and Monday 25th May 2015) – has had a bit of a rethink, and the good news is it’s now free entry both days (though charitable donations in lieu of entry are welcomed).

The popular local festival will still have the excellent Hobgoblin bar, bouncy castle for the kids, food stalls, a wonderful community atmosphere and loads of great bands and music.

Formerly, the event has been held at the Horse and Jockey pub, but this year it’s expanded to the larger grounds of Walsall Wood Football Club, and looks set to be bigger and better than ever before.

Ken Bakewell, Walsall Woodstock organiser, sent the following message:

Ok guys, Ken here!

As you all know Walsall woodstock has moved venues this year to Walsall Wood Football club, a new perminant home. Why? Well it belongs in Walsall Wood and that is where it will stay…

It is meant for local people and local charities including the football club (which is a charity run club)  – unfortunately the main stage area could not be completed on time for this year’s festival.

The situation is not the fault of anyone involved.

This has left us in a difficult position as you can understand.  It has hit us all hard… But the show must go on, even if on a smaller basis.

After all its for the people – so as of now Walsall Woodstock will be as follows:

16 Bands over two days.
Outside bars
Bouncy castle.
Food stalls.

Childrens charites arranged through Football Club!

And all this for FREE entry – but you can donate to charity if you wish – the way it should be. First band plays at 1pm Sunday!

This being said I thank the guys from the production company for all of their hard work and wish them well for the future.

Thank you all for your support
Ken

For up to date info, please keep an eye on the Walsall Woodstock  Facebook page.

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