Tag Archives: Shire Oak

Get a woggle on!

Reder Peter has been in touch with an important appeal – the Scout group at St. Tomas’s Church in Lazy Hill, between Aldridge and Walsall Wood, needs volunteer leaders.

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Restoring a canal – and looking after the environment

I’ve had a terrific response to featuring the post last week by Christine Howles of Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust here on the blog, which sought to put right my previous dearth of coverage on this great local canal restoration project.

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Rebuild it and they will come – a great post by Christine Howles

The following post was written by Christine Howles and posted on her blog las weekend, and I think it’s really well written, and the message it carries is important – I haven’t done nearly enough about the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust here on the blog, and I intend to correct that deficiency over the next few weeks.
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Matters arising…

I often get lots of short questions or observations that aren’t, despite my best efforts, big enough to make one post out of; so here are a selection of recent ones which aren’t connected to each other, but I’m thinking readers may be able to help with them, or perhaps they’ll provoke debate.
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In memoriam: Dennis Johnson

Readers who’ve been following a while will remember the search for Dennis Johnson, a dementia sufferer who went missing from Shire Oak in January, 2014 – Dennis was located a short time later in Chasetown following a huge search driven in no small way by appeals on social media.BduZ_cTIcAAd8ju.jpg-large Continue reading

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Bogus gardeners conning the elderly in Brownhills – be vigilant

I was contacted yesterday by a local lady who is very concerned and upset that her mother was conned by bogus ‘gardeners’ who claimed to have done work on her communal garden, and then charged an extortionate fee.

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Brownhills Community Association – Standard bearers for our town!

Janet Davies from Brownhills Community Association has been in touch, asking me if I’d share some great news about their organisation – of course, that’s no problem at all.brownhills-youth-centre-670 Continue reading

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