Brownhills Community Association have been in touch, asking me if I’d share their latest newsletter for March/April 2018 here on the blog – and as ever, I’m happy to do so.
The Community Association are based at Brownhills Community Centre, just by the Miner Island in central Brownhills, and always have lots going on for people from the town – and the wider community – to enjoy.
The Community Centre is what my generation would know as ‘The Annexe’ – the old Central Boy’s School, now a bustling community resource. To find out more about the events and activities listed, you can pop in or call them on 01543 452119.
The Community Association have lots of stuff going on, and loads of great facilities, right in the heart of Brownhills. I love what they’re about and all the great things they’re doing.
My best wishes to Janet and the gang, please do pop along and check them out.
Hello, and welcome to our latest newsletter.
We’re as busy as ever at the Centre, work continues at our other sites and we’ve all our usual fixtures and plenty of new shows and events in the pipeline.
For a fuller list of our activities, follow the link below:
Back the Track Concert
Aldridge Ukulele Group and Followspot’s recent sold-out charity concert at the Lamp raised £400.00 for the Back the Track Campaign – the traditional giant cheque handed over here by Brownhill’s Community’s Jan Davies to Back the Track’s Brian Stringer.
Back the Track are working to make a greenway between Walsall and Lichfield – their recent efforts recognised in the naming of the route – follow the link here to pick up on the continuing story…
Fake News Alert!
The Centre’s 125th Anniversary display features a piece about the iconic Brownhills Miner giving the statue’s name as quoted on a national news site.
The monument was actually installed to serve as a memorial to all those who worked in the mines and as such is not dedicated to a named individual.
The news piece also mentions building costs ten times the actual amount.
The next Friendship Group afternoon tea and film show runs at the Lamp on 17th April.
The Group welcomes everyone: married, single, separated, divorced or widowed and runs as a social and friendship group, not a dating agency!
Though current meetings feature a film show and afternoon tea, suggestions for other activities such as talks, visits and presentations are always welcome.
As a contribution towards costs for afternoon tea, the group charges £3.50 per person.
We’d love to see you there!
Walsall Wood Youth Club
The development of the old Walsall Wood Youth Club site continues – the latest chapter in the story of the former County Primary School originally opened in 1903.
Currently home to the Motivation Hub and the local Navy Cadet Force, the building is drawing interest from other local groups and societies for lettings.
You can read more about the history of the school here:
Creative Arts Fayre
BCA’s Crafty Ladies Group is running a Creative Arts Fayre at the Centre on Saturday 28th April from 11pm to 4pm.
The event will feature a number of creative activities from traditional handicraft such as crochet and needlework to photography and wood working.
There will be exhibitions of work on display as well as demonstrations and items for sale on the day.
If you’d like to book a stall, drop in or call us on 01543 452119.