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Is there a new arrival for Wessex close?

I don’t have a great deal of information about this, I’m sorry to say, but I thought it might be worthwhile to draw readers attention to the following event, happening next Thursday, 16th May, at the Parkview Centre in Brownhills (That’s the library).
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High rise mice?

I’ve received a very interesting email from a long-time resident of Humphries House in Brownhills. Humphries House, readers will no doubt remember, is the last of two remaining system-build tower blocks in Brownhills, and along with it’s partner, the much smaller Severn House, it was recently reclad and renovated by it’s owners, Walsall Housing Group.

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WHG finally pulls it’s finger out, parades bosses in hi-viz

Today, I received a PR puff for Walsall Housing Group, the housing association that own and look after Walsall Council’s former social housing stock. It seems that over two years from first planning application, they look set to start work … Continue reading

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Renovation for Brownhills flats

I’ve just noticed this press release from Walsall Housing Group, issued earlier this week. It seems the worst kept secret in Brownhills is now out, and the two remaining sixties monstrosities – Humphries House and Severn House will be renovated … Continue reading

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Plans to reclad Humphries House and Severn House submitted

I noticed a week or so ago that plans have been submitted by Walsall Housing Group to re-clad the outer walls of the two remaining, decaying sixties tower blocks in Brownhills. This is to be undertaken to improve energy efficiency … Continue reading

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Walsall Housing Group: Moving the goalposts again

I’ve just discovered a press release from Walsall Housing Group that seems to have slipped by largely unnoticed. Remember the housing development initially sketched in to replace the now demolished maisonettes that stood opposite Knave’s Court? When I last covered … Continue reading

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Walsall Housing Group – this doesn’t add up

I was intrigued last week to spot a Walsall Housing Group press release floating about the net, excitedly heralding the news that work was ‘already underway’ on a new housing development opposite Knaves Court in Brownhills. Readers with long memories … Continue reading

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Knaves Court extra care development open day

I’ve had a great mail from Matthew Fraser, Acting Senior Care Officer at the St. James Resource Centre, Brownhills. Matthew wanted to alert readers of the Brownhills Blog that the new extra care facility, Knaves Court will be holding a … Continue reading

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Rent asunder

Long time readers of the Brownhills Blog may well remember my article about the new social housing development, slated to replace the now demolished maisonettes on the corner of Ogley Road and High Street, Brownhills. Planned to provide high-quality housing … Continue reading

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Crikey! They know where we live after all…

I noted an engaging article buried in the back of last Saturday’s Express and Star (23rd May 2009) – as usual for any interesting Brownhills story, there’s no online version, so I’ve OCR’d the text below: “Visions of housing complex … Continue reading

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