Brownhills Local Committee: changes afoot?


YBrownhills Local Committee meet at the Parkview Centre…

Here’s just a bit of news I picked up off the grapevine, so I’m not 100% sure of the accuracy  but I’m hearing that the long-serving and dedicated Doug Birch MBE has stood down from the Chair of Brownhills Local Committee for health reasons.

Doug has been on the committee for 20 years, and his departure will be a sad loss to the town. We may not always have seen eye to eye over committee matters, but I’ve always respected Doug’s commitment and love for the community. I wish him all the best for the future.

I’m also hearing Vivienne Aston has also departed, herself on her way to pastures new.

It will be interesting to see who is new to the group and who fills Doug’s role in future. If anyone from Brownhills Local Committee is passing and would like to enlighten readers, that would be most helpful.

Hopefully, the Committee might look at communicating their activity to the town a little more clearly in future. I have offered to run posts for them here, and even to write them a blog. Like my offer at New Year, the silence has been a little deafening.

The Committee do some great and vital work; the people of Brownhills really should ave the chance to find out about it.

We live in interesting times: any information, please post here or mail me in confidence: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.

PS. While we’re on the parish notices, for people who’ve been watching, I haven’t forgotten Ravens Court – stay tuned on that, I have more to say now.

I also note the new B&M store at Northgate – everyone’s favourite tat bazaar – is due to open August 1st 2015.


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