Tag Archives: Councillor Mike Flower

Getting down with the kids

Just a quick note to publicise the Barbecue in the Park event at Oak Park this Friday, from 6-8pm. I know these events work well, and have been a roaring success in the past. Everyone involved puts in a great … Continue reading

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Election results for Brownhills and Aldridge North just announced

From the Walsall Council twatter stream: Brownhills: Barbara Cassidy elected (LAB HOLD) — Walsall Council (@WalsallCouncil) May 6, 2011 and from Councillor Mike Flower http://twitter.com/#!/mikeflower273/status/66463877478621184 Congratulations to both Councillors – they work hard for their constituents, and although I may … Continue reading

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Junction issues? Lichfield Road A461 & Coppice/Brookland Roads (via Councillor Mike Flower)

I just thought I’d bring to wider attention a very interesting post by Walsall Wood Councillor Mike Flower, posted to his blog today. In it, Mike addresses some perceived issues with the junction by the library in Walsall Wood, and … Continue reading

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Christmas magic in Brownhills!

It’s worth pointing out that whilst our Scrooge-like civic masters in the Grey Lubyanka were handing round the upturned, moth-eaten and brylcream scented flat cap of Anthony Harris, all the time protesting that they couldn’t afford a Christmas tree or … Continue reading

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Goo play up yer own end!

I had this press release from the Walsall Council media control bunker drawn to my attention today, (Thanks, Edditer!) so I thought I’d share it with you readers. It’s good to see money being spent of facilities for kids in … Continue reading

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Brownhills Market – is it the silly season already?

I’m not sure what’s going on here yet, until I’ve done a bit more research, but according to the Express & Star, Walsall Council are currently looking for commercial tenders to run Brownhills Market for ‘a maximum’ of two years. … Continue reading

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Oak Park – the place to be…

I’ve been alerted to this upcoming event by Councillor Mike Flower and Walsall Council’s press office, and it seems like a great event. Following the success of the party for the opening of the skate park, this should go well, … Continue reading

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The Effluent society

Further to my post last week, regarding the plans by The Ashtenne Industrial Fund Unit Trust to demolish Brownhills Business Park and construct housing, granted on appeal by the Planning Inspectorate, I’ve been looking into the history of the site in question. … Continue reading

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Shafted?

I notice that there’s some commotion on the Brownhills/Walsall Wood border at the moment. Local councillor Mike ‘Burger Boy’ Flower has rightly flagged up in his thankfully rejuvenated blog that a plan to demolish Brownhills Business Park (the former surface … Continue reading

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Railroad wagon

This is a warning. What follows is a verbatim press release from the grey Lubyanka that is Walsall Civic Centre. Anyone who is currently drinking any kind of beverage may wish to take a few seconds to swallow and place … Continue reading

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Don’t forget…

There’s a big do on today in Walsall Wood, to mark the unveiling/opening of our new public art – the pit head and sculptures in the High Street. My views on this exercise in white-elephantine wastage are well known and … Continue reading

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Fiddler’s Folly

Sent to the blog yesterday by the excellent [Godfrey Oakparkrunner], I here present the flyer for the sculpture unveiling binge set to take place in the Wood in a couple of weeks. My views on this hideous waste of regeneration … Continue reading

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Am I missing something here?

Since Dan and the folks up at Walsall Council’s press office helpfully include me on their mailing list, I receive a steady trickle of low-level press releases from Walsall Council, which I keep a weather eye upon for anything useful … Continue reading

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…And so it begins.

Just sneaking under the radar last night, buried on page 19 of the Express & Star, I note that leisure centres in Walsall are under threat of closure, including our very own Oak Park in Walsall Wood. This comes as … Continue reading

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Down from above…

Tonight’s Express & Star had another feature about Shire Oak Reservoir, this time featuring a rather nice aerial shot of the completed demolition. The article is available online, but doesn’t feature the full photo, which kind of destroys the point … Continue reading

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