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Holland Park 2018 bonfire and fireworks: This evening!

Always a good display…. Readers have been asking for details of this year’s Walsall Council Bonfire Night events in the borough, and particularly Brownhills, so here is the latest information. The Brownhills Holland Park event will take place tonight Saturday, … Continue reading

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Man mugged in Brownhills: Did you see anything?

It seems the crime news doesn’t abate at the moment andI do hope this bad patch passes soon – on Monday night I was made aware that last Sunday evening (21st October 2018) a local man was mugged and severely … Continue reading

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Details of Walsall Council’s park bonfire events for 2018

Always a good display…. Readers have been asking for details of this year’s Walsall Council Bonfire Night events in the borough, and particularly Brownhills, so here is the latest information. The Brownhills Holland Park event will take place on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Teenagers mugged at knifepoint yesterday in Brownhills

Beware on the Black Path. A reader has contacted me with worrying news: It seems a couple of lads were mugged at knifepoint yesterday (Tuesday 2nd October 2018) at 5:30pm on the Black Path through Holland Park, near to Brownhills … Continue reading

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Holland Park bonfire and fireworks – on tonight!

Just a quick reminder that tonight, Thursday 2nd November 2017 sees the annual Walsall Council bonfire and firework display in Holland Park , Brownhills.

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Details of Walsall Council’s park bonfire events for 2017

Readers have been asking for details of this year’s Walsall Council Bonfire Night events in the borough, and particularly Brownhills, so here is the latest information.

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Details of Walsall Council’s park bonfire events for 2017

Readers have been asking for details of this year’s Walsall Council Bonfire Night events in the borough, and particularly Brownhills, so here is the latest information.

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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 … Continue reading

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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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Don’t forget it’s the 2016 Brownhills bonfire this Saturday!

Readers are reminded that this Saturday 12th November 2016 sees the annual Brownhills bonfire and firework display in Holland Park – a real post-bonfire night treat for all the family.
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Remember, remember – local bonfires coming up…

I see loads of you are searching for details of local Bonfire Night events and so I thought I’d give the following a push…

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Brownhills bonfire 2016 details now available

For those who’ve been asking (and some folk have been really keen to find out this year), Walsall Council have released details of 2016’s bonfire and firework events in the borough, including the one at Holland Park, Brownhills which this year takes place on Saturday, 12th November 2016.
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Brownhills bonfire and fireworks this Saturday!

For those who’ve been asking (and some folk have been really keen to find out this year), Walsall Council have released details of 2015’s bonfire and firework events in the borough, including the one at Holland Park, Brownhills which this year takes place this Saturday, 7th November 2015, with not one, but two fireworks displays.
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Brownhills bonfire 2015 details now available

For those who’ve been asking (and some folk have been really keen to find out this year), Walsall Council have released details of 2015s bonfire and firework events in the borough, including the one at Holland Park, Brownhills which this year takes place on Saturday, 7th November 2015, with not one, but two fireworks displays.

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Flytipping morons strike again

I’m sad to say hotspots in Brownhills and Aldridge – as well as across the area – are still being blighted by flytippers, often clearly working on a commercial scale – flytipping is a public menace, harms the environment, can be a danger to people and wildlife and costs a lot of money to clean up.
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Brownhills Town? That rings a Bell

I was asked recently about Brownhills Town Football Club, who played (and maybe still do, although I can see any evidence) at Holland Park in Brownhills – I can’t remember who asked, sorry, but here’s something for you.

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Please beware – another indecent exposure incident reported

Today, I’ve received a worrying report of another indecent exposure incident in Brownhills, which follows on from the one a couple of weeks ago that occurred out at Highbridges – I’m told this incident occurred on or near the Parade in Brownhills.

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Holland Park fun day this Wednesday – get down there with the kids!

Summer holidays, eh – kids already driving you mad already – this Wednesday 29th July 2014, between 10:30am and 4:00pm there will be an opportunity to get them off that games console and out into the fresh air with the annual summer fun event at the ever popular Holland Park in Brownhills11731757_849589055110654_5882288591160865717_o Continue reading

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Flytipping scum plaguing Brownhills

Brownhills Councillor Steve Wade has been in touch recently on a number of local issues, and I’m very glad to see him developing an online presence and keeping us informed of stuff he’s dealing with – and I’m very grateful for the positive moves he’s made to communicate with me and the blog – there’s more to come from Steve later this week.

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Bonfire and fireworks in Brownhills this Saturday!

Just a quick reminder that Brownhills Bonfire is at Holland Park this Saturday evening (1st November 2014) – the fire will be lit at 7pm and the fireworks kick off at 8pm.
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Brownhills Bonfire 2014 – can you help with pallets?

People keep contacting me and asking when Brownhills Bonfire is this year, so tonight I went looking for info – and I can see why folk are asking me, because there’s nothing out there.

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Holland Park fun day today – get down there with the kids!

Summer holidays – kids already driving you mad – today, Wednesday 30th July 2014, between 10:30am and 4:00pm there will be an opportunity to get them off that games console and out into the fresh air with a summer fun event at the popular Brownhills park.
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Knifepoint mugging in Brownhills – Police issue statement and appeal for help

Following my post in the early hours of this morning in which reader Holly Jones asked me to warn Brownhills folk and appeal for information following the very unpleasant mugging of her partner Sam, West Midlands Police have issusued the following statement…

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Knifepoint mugging in Brownhills – be on your guard

Brownhills resident Holly Jones has been in touch on Twitter to ask me to warn Brownhills folk, and appeal for information following the very unpleasant mugging of her partner Sam last Friday, 30th May 2014.
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Now that’s good service…

On Monday, reader and friend of the blog Rose Maria Burnell pointed out that the play equipment area in Holland Park, Brownhills was out of use following fire damage due to vandalism – passing by this evening, I took a look – and to my surprise, the surface has been fixed.

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Brownhills mugging: further information now available

Further to yesterday’s post about a rather unpleasant knifepoint mugging of a school pupil on the Black Path in Brownhills last Monday, the ever on-the-ball Walsall Advertiser now has a great report available with loads of additional information. Click here … Continue reading

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Brownhills School pupil mugged at knifepoint yesterday

I’ve just had a text forwarded to me apparently sent from Brownhills School today (Tuesday, 25th March 2014).

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Work starts on Holland Park improvements

I had this press release yesterday from Walsall Council, and I think it’s important to share it here – it’s nice to see Holland Park getting some love at long last – the paths and some aspects of the fabric have needed attention for a while now.
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Pallets still needed for Brownhills bonfire!

I know I plugged it a couple of days ago, but Walsall Park Rangers are still in need of pallets to build the bonfire for the Holland Park Fireworks event, scheduled to take place this Saturday eveningBXgiySBIAAEBy0e Continue reading

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Everyone enjoys a burnup…

Brownhills Bonfire & Firework Display

At Holland Park

Saturday 2rd November 2013

Enjoy our bonfire and fireworks display, food and children’s rides available

Car Park Entry off The Parade. Pedestrian Entrance is through Chester Road North & The Parade.
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Wood you please help?

Taking my life in my hands, I thought I’d run this press release from Walsall Council this week, and I think it’s quite important – most of us enjoy a good burn up on bonfire night, so in the community spirit, can you help with some fuel? If you can, Walsall Park Rangers would be really pleased to hear from you.

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Brownhills Big Saturday!

Hey – if you’re looking out for stuff to do today (Saturday, 10th August 2013), look no further than Brownhills Activity Centre (The old Central Boy’s School, or Annex to my generation) and Holland Park, opposite.

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It’s going to be a knockout weekend

Hey – if you’re looking out for stuff to do this weekend, look no further than Brownhills Activity Centre (The old Central Boy’s School, or Annex to my generation) and Holland Park this Saturday.
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It’s a knockout!

I’ve just become aware of this event scheduled to take place in Holland Park, Brownhills, on Saturday, 10th August 2013 – the flyer says entries have closed – but with 10 days to go, I’m sure they’ll probably fit your team in if you’re quick.1079010_564335133624469_176682415_o Continue reading

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Summer fun for kids in Holland Park today!

Kids already driving you mad – tomorrow, Wednesday 31st July 2013, there will be an opportunity to get them off that games console and out into the fresh air with a summer fun event at the popular Brownhills park.
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Hat tip to Walsall Council

Just a quick note to point out that the the travellers who occupied Holland Park at the end of last week have moved on. As I said at the time, Walsall Council are pretty good at acting fast on such issues.
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Travellers at Holland Park

I’ve received a few emails, tweets and Facebook posts pointing out that travellers invaded Holland Park, Brownhills on Thursday, entering via the northern vehicle gate off The Parade, rendering the anti-vehicle barriers recently (and expensively) erected on the adjacent land irrelevant.
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Everyone enjoys a good bonfire…

Brownhills Bonfire & Firework Display

At Holland Park

Saturday 3rd November 2012
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Burn, Baby, burn!

I had this press release through from Walsall Council this week, and I think it’s quite important. Most of us enjoy a good burn up on bonfire night, so in the community spirit, can you help with some fuel? If you can, Walsall Park Rangers would be really pleased to hear from you. Continue reading

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Summer fun for kids in Holland Park today!

Summer holidays, eh? Kids already driving you mad? Today, Wednesday 25th July 2012, there will be an opportunity to get them off that games console and out into the fresh air with a summer fun event at the popular Brownhills … Continue reading

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Bird on a wire

Last week, reader Mike posted the following comment on my ‘About…’ page, which I thought would be worth pulling out into the light. Mike asked: Is there anyone out there who remembers way back in 1955/6 a Troupe who appeared … Continue reading

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Plane bizarre

Here’s one from the odd box: spotted by local history whizz Stuart ‘The Edditer’ Williams, curator of the superlative Bloxwich Telegraph. Do any readers remember this? First mention of the event I’ve ever seen. A remarkable occurrence, which must have … Continue reading

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Brownhills Bonfire & Fireworks tonight at Holland Park!

Mark Bonfire Night in Brownhills Families are being invited to Remember, Remember the 5th of November at a bonfire at Holland Park, Brownhills, this weekend.  The fire will be lit at 7pm at the park in Chester Road North with … Continue reading

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Get ready for the burn

For those interested, the Brownhills bonfire night event in Holland Park will take place on Saturday, November 5th. There will be a display and bonfire. Fireworks begin at 8pm, but please note, there will be no alcohol permitted on site. … Continue reading

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Summer fun for kids in Holland Park tomorrow

Summer holidays, eh? Kids already driving you mad? Tomorrow, Wednesday 27th July 2011, there will be an opportunity to get them off that games console and out into the fresh air with a summer fun event at the popular Brownhills … Continue reading

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Keep on running…

It’s too long overdue, but I’d just like to tip my metaphorical hat in the direction of Godfrey Hucker, better known as Oakparkrunner. Godfrey is a stalwart contributor to The Brownhills Blog – if it’s about our town and being … Continue reading

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Parklife

I’ll keep the Holland Park thread running as long as you readers are interested. Whilst chatting last night in the pub, both I and [Howmuch?] noted how odd it was that there seem to be no photos of Brownhills Carnival … Continue reading

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If the kids are united

It’s about time the children of the past got a look-in with the old pictures feature, so this is for them; the kids who, in whichever decade, played knock and scarper, fell in the cut or played cowboys and indians … Continue reading

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Redefining ‘pointless’…

This one has me mystified. I quite often cycle though Holland Park, in fact National Cycle Route 5 runs up the black Path beside it. For some time I have been aware of this turnstile, but I’ve never had to … Continue reading

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