Urgent! Please look out for this minibus stolen from Aldridge!

Images supplied by Barry Carpenter. Hey folks – please be on the lookout for this distinctive white Ford Transit nine seater minibus, stolen this afternoon (Friday, 20th April 2018) from Leighswood Avenue, Aldridge, registration no HK61GDH and bearing a private hire licence number plate 547 on vehicle. The van belongs to old mate of the…

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Be alert – car stolen in Shire Oak

I see from the excellent WMNow service that there has been a worrying theft of a car from Wrekin View, Shire Oak in the early hours of Wednesday morning (18th April 2018) which has been taken without keys – the latest in a series of such events across the local area of late. The reader said:…

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Van break-ins in Ogley Hay and Shire Oak: Beware, folks.

A quick warning to people with vans and appeal to folk in Brownhills for information – On Monday night into Tuesday Morning (15-16th April 2018), there were at least two break-in into vans in the town; one in the Ogley Road area and another in Shire Oak. There appear to have been three offenders in…

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Urgent! Please look out for this van, carjacked in Walsall Wood

Hey folks – please be on the lookout for this Ford van, registration believed to be NG07AEX, which was stolen on Saturday afternoon (24th March 2018) in a carjacking in Brookland Road, Walsall Wood, just by the cemetery.
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Paramedics cars broken into in Walsall Wood – can you help please?

This is an urgent appeal for help from the West Midlands Ambulance paramedic staff that currently operate out of the old Walsall Wood Library at the junction of High Street and Coppice Road – last night (Friday, 9th March 2018) their vehicles were broken into and medical supplies stolen.

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Vehicle break-in in Shire Oak: Beware, folks.

A note to people living around the Friezland Lane area of Shire Oak, particularly those around the Hillside Close/Simmonds Way/Hillside areas – yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 7th February 2018) at around 4pm a vehicle was broken into and a large quantity of items were stolen from it.

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Do you recognise these recovered items, believed stolen?

An interesting appeal in from Aldridge Neighbourhood Policing Team who have a number of items (pictured in the gallery above) which they think may have been stolen and are trying to trace the owners.

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Did you see this hit and run collision in Lichfield Road last night?

Witnesses are being sought to a very unpleasant traffic incident last night on the Lichfield Road in Brownhills, between Grasmere Gardens and the Co-op Corner junction with Ogley/Chase roads – I actually passed the aftermath of this and the car in question looked very seriously damaged.

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Vehicle break-in at Walsall Wood – be on the lookout, please

Sad to report a vehicle break in at the Beech Tree Road car park in Walsall Wood yesterday evening (Thursday 28th December 2017).

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2017 Christmas bin collection information

Hi folks – I’m getting a lot of enquiries regarding Christmas bin collection arrangements in the borough of Walsall, and since the change to rounds earlier in the year, there is only one simple answer to find out when you bins will be emptied.

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Walsall Wood FC v Bolehall Swifts FC: Away match today!

Walsall Wood travel down the A5 to Tamworth – can they win back their good form?

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Ilkeston put the freeze on Walsall Wood

No doubt Bill Shaw would chastise me for saying this, but more bad news for the Walsall Wood faithful on Saturday last as they travelled to Ilkeston Town FC, and played a bold match – which I thought would be curtailed by the weather – only to lose 3-2.

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Walsall Wood FC v Ilkeston Town – away match today!

Walsall Wood FC are away at Ilkeston Town today – this is a hotly-anticipated match!

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Tools stolen from van in Clayhanger overnight

News reaches me of yet more vehicle crime in Clayhanger and Pelsall overnight, with tools being stolen from a vehicle in Clayhanger and what was very probably the same crew of thieves escaping empty handed from a van break-in on Ryders Hayes.

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Warning: sudden rash of vehicle theft and burglary over the weekend

After a fairly quiet few months, there’s been a spate of vehicle thefts and break ins in the Brownhills and Clayhanger areas of late, with a car taken in Clayhanger in the early hours of this morning (Monday, 20th November 2017), and attempted theft beforehand and another attempted in Poplar Avenue, Brownhills at around the same time.

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We will never forget

It’s that time of year when I note Remembrance here in the UK and personally express my gratitude and concern for those who lost their lives in the service of our country – this post is one I make every year, but evolves as I think and reflect on those who paid and continue to pay a huge price for our freedom.

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Has your bin not been emptied? There’s a reason for that…

Right Walsall Borough folks, listen up – I know some of you are concerned about bin collections at the moment as the service is clearly experiencing difficulties, on the very week that Walsall refuse collection schedules have changed.

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Urgent! Please look out for this stolen motorbike seen in Brownhills

Hey folks – please be on the lookout for this stolen motorbike, taken on Saturday 4th November 2017 at around 8pm from Shelfield.

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Lamping it

For those who missed it, I had an interesting question commented to an old post in the week, and I thought I’d make a post out of it as it deserves a wider audience – this certainly sounds like a remarkable family history, which someone out there must be able to help with.

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Urgent! Please look out for this stolen van taken from Walsall Wood

Hey folks – please be on the lookout for a rather distinctive van, stolen on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning 10-11th October 2017 from the Barons Court Hotel car park in Walsall Wood.

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Walsall Council act to resolve local confusion over bin collection change

Hey up people – it seems that in November, there’s a shakeup of of local bin collection days in the Northern Wastes and to this end Walsall Council have been delivering leaflets notifying residents of the changes, which is fair enough.

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Urgent! Please look out for this stolen motorbike seen in Walsall Wood

Hey folks – please be on the lookout for a stolen motorbike, taken on Saturday 16th September 2017 from Pelsall while the owner was at a friend’s house.

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Dog walkers beware – possible bait found on Clayhanger Common again

Reader Andrea Atterbury has been in touch to warn readers that items of what is believed to be meat bait have been recently found on Clayhanger Common including pig’s trotters, leading to renewed fears that poisoned bait may be being placed on the common again.

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Be alert – power tools stolen in Brownhills van burglary

A reader living on the Watermead Estate in Brownhills (The new one between the Pelsall Road and Tesco) has been in touch with me asking to share with readers that her partner had his van broken into last night (Friday 18th August 2017).

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Car broken into in Shire Oak last night

There’s been a car break in in Shire Ride, Shire Oak, which took place on Wednesday 16th August 2017 between 3:30pm and 8am the following morning – a satnav iPod and loss change were stolen.

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Have you seen these bikes stolen from Brownhills in the last few days please?

A couple of bikes stolen in the last few days locally I’d like readers to keep a look out for if possible please – the first being a Carrera pictured below, stolen from outside Marios Chip Shop, Brownhills on Tuesday, 8th August 2017 and also a very distinctive Cannondale Prophet with Lefty single blade fork pictured above, stolen from Tamworth Close Brownhills on Thursday, 10th August 2017.

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Have you seen this Calibre Bossnut bike stolen from Shire Oak?

Yesterday, Sunday 30th July 2017 Shire Oak resident Dave Fenton has reported that the above Calibre Bossnut bike was stolen from his shed sometime over the weekend.

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Please keep an eye of for this motorbike stolen from Chasewater

Also taken this weekend, the motorbike pictured above, which was stolen from Chasewater on Friday evening , 7th July 2017.

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Urgent! Please look out for this Mercedes ML270 stolen from Brownhills

We’ve had a spate of car and motorbike thefts over the past few days in the area, and I’ve got a couple coming up I’d like readers to particularly look out for – the first being this silver Mercedes ML270 4×4, registration the very distinctive 53VKG.

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Urgent! Please look out for a moped stolen from Brownhills Hight Street

I see local vehicle and bike thefts are continuing – please be on the lookout for a  stolen moped W429 EON, similar to the one in the picture above.

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Urgent! Please look out for a motorbike stolen from Brownhills last night

A couple of local incidents overnight, folks – please be on the lookout for a stolen motorbike, taken on Wednesday evening 28th June 2017 from the car park of Hopwells in Sadler Road, Brownhills, while the owner was at work.

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Travellers pitch up at old Oak Park car park again

Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, 6th June 2017), travellers once more set up an unauthorised encampment on the old Oak Park car park in Walsall Wood, just behind the KFC ‘restaurant’.

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Intruders disturbed during attempted burglary in Shire Oak

There’s been an attempted house burglary at Shire Oak overnight, Saturday/Sunday 3-4th June 2017, in which intruders broke into a house in Shire Ridge – thankfully they were confronted and made their escape.

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Have you seen this bike stolen from Shire Oak?

Last Tuesday evening, Julie Harris-Tighe has reported that the above white Carrera bike was taken from Shire Oak Park after 8pm.

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Beware: Lady intimidated at Chasewater Heath

I note in the last couple of days a worrying report of a lady being followed by a male behaving oddly on Chasewater North Heath, and post the following to warn dog walkers, particularly other women, to.beware.

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The Metz office?

An intriguing enquiry reaches me from local historian and blog dynamo the young David Evans, who’s after a rather specific bit of history relating to a lost courtyard of dwellings in Brownhills High Street Called ‘The Metz’.

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Travellers encamp at Holland Park

I’ve received a few emails, tweets and Facebook posts pointing out that travellers encamped at Holland Park, Brownhills last Friday, 19th May 2017. Walsall Council have posted legal notices as required by due process. This is one of the areas where the authority act quickly, and suspect the encampment will be moved on within pretty short…

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BRD Sports and Social club newsletter, 1954 – what do you remember?

A lovely period piece reaches me from reader David Hughes, who’s been kind enough to scan a complete November 1954 copy of ‘The Omtitis’ magazine, which was the BRD Sports and Social Club newsletter.

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Walsall Wood lady robbed as wave of local bag snatches continue

Following last week’s awful news that a lady in Vicarage Road, Brownhills had her bag snatched it seems there’s a rash of such incidents ongoing, and I advise everyone to warn relatives and friends of the danger clearly currently present.

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Elderly lady has bag snatched in Brownhills – take care, folks

Very worrying reports reach me that late this afternoon (Friday 5th May 2017) that an elderly lady has had her bag snatched in or near Vicarage Road Brownhills.

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Woodmen in Westfields wipeout, whilst reserve team turnover Tipton

Yesterday afternoon (29th October 2017), Walsall Wood F.C. travelled to Allpay Park at Hereford to face Westfields, who sadly beat the Woodmen 4-0 – this match was a last ditch hope for Walsall Wood to defy relegation, but it wasn’t to be.

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Walsall Wood FC v Westfields FC: Away match today!

Walsall Wood away at Hereford’s Westfields this afternoon: Can the Woodmen pull a win out of the bag and stave off relegation?

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Mobile phone lost in Brownhills – can you help please?

This is an important one I’m hoping readers can help with – a user of Brownhills Parkview Centre surgery yesterday (Tuesday 25th April 2017) lost their mobile phone possibly while using the disabled facilities there.
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Heanor prove to be keener than Wood

Yesterday, Walsall Wood FC were visited by Heanor Town, and the home crowd needed a win – sadly it wasn’t to be, and the Derbyshire team left the Wood faithful reeling.

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Grass fires at Gentleshaw ongoing 

I was elsewhere yesterday afternoon as it’s good cycling weather – but I noticed from social media feeds and enquiries that there was a grass fire on Gentleshaw Common towards the evening.

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Flytipping morons hit Barracks Lane

I’m sad to say that the local area is still plagued by flytipping – the above load was dumped on Friday 7th April 2017 at Barracks Lane, just over the border in Staffordshire, and reported on Facebook by the crew from the Lichfield Mercury.

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Distraction theft at Morrisons car park, Aldridge – be careful, folks.

People are being warned to be on their guard after a distraction theft incident in the car park of Morrisons in Aldridge on Friday, 17th March 2017 in which a debit card was stolen from a car while the driver was being asked for directions, and subsequently used fraudulently.

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Brownhills West Estate Cleanup Day today!

Late notification I know, but today there’s a littler pick/tidy up afoot in Brownhills West and volunteers are needed – meet at Shannon Drive Centre at 10am.

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Beware: Indecent exposure incident at canal near Clayhanger

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news yet again, but just a heads up that there’s been an indecent exposure incident near the canal in Clayhanger today (Tuesday, 7th March 2017).

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Vehicle break-ins in Walsall Wood – be on the lookout, please

Sad to report a couple of vehicle break-ins in Walsall Wood on Sunday night/Monday Morning – this time at the Beech Tree Road car park in Walsall Wood.

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