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Police appeal following hit and run in Lindon Road

As many of you will know, there has been a hit and run road traffic collision on the Brownhills -Walsall Wood border at Lindon Road by the old Wheel Inn yesterday evening  (4th November 2019) at around 7:30pm. A man … Continue reading

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Remember the man with the clipboard?

Interested to note that yesterday, local police finally issued an alert about the man with the clipboard panhandling for money in the Brownhills and Walsall Wood area, claiming his vehicle has been towed and he needs to get somewhere else – usually Willenhall.

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Beware of a man with a clipboard – and local thefts continue

A couple of local crime alerts here – one of which is rather bizarre, so please be careful, folks!
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Quad bikes and clothing amongst goods taken in Brownhills Business Park burglaries

It seems the local crimewave is not over yet: reports have reached me of break-ins to a number of units on the Brownhills Business Park off Lindon Road/Brownhills Road in Walsall Wood overnight between Wednesday 21st/Thursday 22nd December 2016.

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Children’s slide stolen from Walsall Wood garden in broad daylight – did you see anything?

I notice a sad report from the Walsall Advertiser yesterday that a children’s slide was stolen from a Walsall Wood garden last Tuesday, May 17th 2016, between 11:30am and 7pm – this wasn’t a small object and must have taken some effort to nick, especially in broad daylight.

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Another phone snatch mugging – take care, folks

Following reports of phone-snatch muggings in Lindon Road, on the Brownhills/Walsall Wood border last weekend, there are sketchy reports of another such robbery taking place closer to Streets Corner on the Brownhills Road yesterday.

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Phone snatch mugging in Brownhills – be on your guard

There’s currently a status circulating on Facebook stating there’s recently been a phone-snatch mugging on Lindon Road on the Brownhills-Walsall Wood border – I haven’t been able to verify this with the police yet but a warning and appeal would seem prudent.
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Cyclist injured in Walsall Wood accident

Details are a bit scant at the moment, but last night a cyclist believed to be in his 40s was injured in a road traffic accident on the Coppice Road near its junction with Lindon/Brownhills Road yesterday evening (Tuesday, 6th January 2015).
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Road accident in Brownhills High Street

I’m getting mixed reports of a serious road traffic accident in Brownhills High Street, which is currently blocked off. Continue reading

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Cyclist hurt in Brownhills incident

Earlier this evening (Tuesday, 16th September 2014) there appears to have been an accident involving a cyclist on the Chester Road, Shire Oak, between the Friezland Lane junction and Anchor Bridge.

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Signatures still required on pedestrian crossings for Shire Oak petition

I’m running this request again for signatures to the online petition for pedestrian crossings in Shire Oak following the sad death of Jack Garrington – if you haven’t signed, please do.

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Please sign the petition requesting pedestrian crossings for Shire Oak

Since the tragic, awful death of 12 year old Jack Garrington on the Chester Road, Shire Oak last Thursday, 10th April 2014, many Brownhills folk and parents of kids attending Shire Oak from further afield have not only paid tribute to Jack, but also want to join together to improve road safety in the area.

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Pedestrian Crossings for Shire Oak – a campaign in memory of Jack Garrington

Following the tragic, heart-rending death of 12 year old Jack Garrington on the Chester Road, Shire Oak on Thursday, Brownhills has been in a state of shock – many locals have paid tribute to the young lad, floral tributes have been laid at the scene and it’s fair to say that a perceptible air of sadness has prevailed locally.
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Child dies in Brownhills Road accident – police statement

This afternoon, Thursday 10th April 2014, there’s been a serious accident involving a child and a lorry in Brownhills – sadly, the 12 year old involved has died at the scene.
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Road accident in Brownhills now

This afternoon, Thursday 10th April 2014, there’s been aserious accident involving a child and a lorry in Brownhills.

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Suspected arson attack in Brownhills last night

The Express & Star is this morning carrying a story about a suspected arson attack at a ground floor flat in Lindon Road, Brownhills – not sure exactly where, as the only maisonettes I can think of up there are on Brownhills Road, up by Streets Corner.

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Lindon Road, Brownhills, shut again Sunday

Following the warning from last week about road closures to facilitate resurfacing at the Anchor Bridge Junction and from the excellent Walsall Transport on Facebook, I can give you the following info.

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Lindon Road, Brownhills, closed today

I’ve had a couple of queries – in person and by mail – as to what’s happening with the roads around Brownhills over the next week or so. From a mixture of the Walsall Roadworks Update (a press release sent to folks like me) and the excellent Walsall Transport on Facebook, I can give you the following info.
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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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Friezand Lane crash: Express & Star reporting at it’s best

Following yesterday’s dreadful crash in Friezland Lane, Brownhills, the story has started to make the local news sites. I note with some amusement that the Express & Star reporter, although apparently being able to find the site of the crash … Continue reading

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Enoch Pagett, builder: A very local history

I had another great piece incoming from David Evans while I was ill. David has been incredibly busy lately, sleuthing around The Wood to bring readers of the blog a whole tranche of articles, scans and memories from locals who … Continue reading

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Quantity surveying, 1892 style.

Here’s something you don’t often see. A job description for the construction of two local houses in 1892, by local builder Enoch Pagett. I wonder if a volunteer from the audience would like to transcribe these? Located by reader, writer … Continue reading

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Cash robbery at Crash! Bang! Wallop! centre in Brownhills

Bob’s note: This story is from 2011. No idea what it’s being shared again. It’s not current. Cheers Bob This is a nasty one – if anyone has any information, please do come forward and contact Walsall Police or Crimestoppers. … Continue reading

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