Tag Archives: Commonside

Warning: Attempted break in to occupied house in Shire Oak

A warning here for readers of the blog throughout the area, but particularly in the Shire Oak and Walsall Wood area, where on the early hours of Wednesday 1st November 2018 a resident of Shire Oak suffered an attempted break … Continue reading

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Disturbing incident in Shire Oak – householders be on your guard!

A reader living in the Commonside/Occupation Road area of Shire Oak has just been in touch with me asking to share with readers a frightening incident they experienced on Sunday Evening (27th November 2016) when it appears a youth tried to gain entry to their house while the occupants were watching TV.
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Suspicious activity in Shire Oak – be on the lookout, please

With the unfortunate rise in local break-ins and vehicle burglaries lately, this warning reaches me from Sarah Michelle Horton-Samra who posted it in the Shire Oak group on Facebook yesterday (Monday, 22nd February 2016).
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Van break-in in Shire Oak – be on the lookout, please

Sad to report another vehicle break in in Shire Oak – this time at the Quantock Close end of Commonside, in which tools and a laptop were stolen from a van on the night of Friday 2nd/Saturday 3rd October 2015.

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Sons of the circus

Here’s an interesting one from top reader and contributor David Evans, whose contributions continue to be excellent, popular and engaging. This is something I had no idea about, and invite contributions from folks who have memories or anecdotes to add. … Continue reading

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A Fold on the map

This one has largely, I’m sad to say, passed me by. In the run up to Christmas, subsequent busying about and illness, I’ve not had time to dedicate myself to this particular subject, for which I apologise wholeheartedly. David Evans … Continue reading

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Go west…

Since it’s Pelsall Canal Festival weekend, I thought I’d focus on the village over the swag this week. Although traditionally separate communities, I’m aware that in these enlightened times, some mingling has taken place and many folks in Brownhills have … Continue reading

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Lets nail this bastard

I’m sad to share grim local news from a West Midlands Police press release, brought to my attention by Gina Lycett, Communications Officer for Walsall Police, who tweeted the appeal. It’s quite serious, so I thought I’d post it here. … Continue reading

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