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Meet you local coppers in Brownhills this morning!

A great way to get to know your local policing team Sorry for the late notice, but there’s another local police pop-up event this morning Tuesday 18th September 2018 where you can meet the local policing team and discuss issues … Continue reading

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Meet your local police drone team at Brownhills this morning!

There’s a local police pop-up event this morning (Wednesday 25th July 2018) with a bit of a difference – near the rear of the Tesco store in Brownhills, our local policing team will be demonstrating the drone capability provided by … Continue reading

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Local cafe burgled overnight – did you see anything?

Images posted by Colliers Cafe on Facebook In the early hours of this morning (Sunday 24th June 2018) at 2:50am, Colliers Cafe on West Coppice Road, Brownhills was broken into – the proprietors have posted the above images on facebook. … Continue reading

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Meet your local coppers next Tuesday in Brownhills

There’s another local police pop-up event coming at Brownhills branch of Tesco next Tuesday, 12th June 2018 where you can meet the local policing team and discuss issues that are important to you. PCSO Astley said: This is a message … Continue reading

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Meet your local coppers later today in Brownhills and Pelsall

Well, what do you know – there’s a neighbourhood police pop-up event taking place at the Parkview Centre in Brownhills later this afternoon (Friday 25th May 2018), from 3:00pm until 5:00pm. A separate team will also be at the Spar … Continue reading

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Meet your local coppers this Saturday afternoon in Brownhills

I received notice of this great event from Brownhills Policing Team via the excellent WMNow service yesterday, advertising a pop-up meet the police event this Saturday afternoon, 5th May 2018 at The Parkview Centre, Brownhills (right on the Miner Island) from 1pm … Continue reading

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Meet your local coppers this Saturday afternoon in Brownhills

[Sorry folks this post originally contained an error: I had stated this was on Saturday 28th April: My apologies, it’s a week later on Saturday 5th May 2018. My idiot hat is on and I apologise for any confusion or … Continue reading

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Meet your local coppers today in Brownhills, Pelsall and Rushall

Well, what do you know – just as I published the advert for the police pop-up event taking place at Tesco today (Friday 23rd March 2018), another email dropped into my inbox from the excellent WMNow service pointing out there there are actually four separate events today – one each in Brownhills, Shelfield, Pelsall and Rushall.

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Meet your local coppers this Friday afternoon in Brownhills

I received notice of this great event from Brownhills Policing Team via the excellent WMNow service a yesterday, advertising a pop-up meet the police event this coming Friday afternoon, 23rd March 2018 at Tesco, Brownhills from 3pm until 5pm where you can meet your local policing team and get help, crime prevention and public safety advice.

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Meet your local coppers this Monday afternoon in Brownhills

I received notice of this great event from Brownhills Policing Team via the excellent WMNow service a yesterday, advertising a pop-up meet the police event this coming Monday afternoon, 26th February 2018 at Tesco, Brownhills from 3pm until 5pm where you can meet your local policing team and get help, crime prevention and public safety advice.

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A feast of wire

Local rail buff Simon Swain has been busy of late covering the momentous and important Chase Line Electrification Project, which is seeing the rail line between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley electrified for hopefully faster and more reliable services.

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Meet your local coppers in Pelsall this Friday afternoon!

I received notice of another useful late afternoon ‘Meet the public’ popup event via the excellent WMNow service yesterday – it takes place this Friday afternoon, Friday 16th February 2018 in Pelsall – these are great initiatives where you can meet your local policing team and get help, crime prevention and public safety advice.

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Warning: Attempted break in to occupied house in High Heath

A warning here for readers of the blog throughout the area, but particularly in the Shelfield/High Heath area, where at 11:45pm last night (Tuesday 13th February 2018) a good friend of the blog suffered an attempted break in while they were at home.

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Teenager Clayton Wilson now located: Thank you

Update Sunday evening, 28th January 2018: Clayton’s whereabouts are now known to his family and he’s been in touch.

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Meet your local coppers in Pelsall and Rushall!

I received notice of another couple of useful ‘Meet the public’ popup events via the excellent WMNow service yesterday – both this coming Friday in Pelsall and Rushall – these are great initiatives where you can meet your local policing team and get help, crime prevention and public safety advice.

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Woodmen bust Bolehall in Christmas cracker

Must say, it’s nice to be featuring reports of Walsall Wood FC getting back on their winning run – yesterday, Saturday 23rd December 2017 they travelled to Tamworth to face Bolehall, and after a good-spirited match they came away the victors, again by a considerable margin.

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A couple of great shows in Pelsall this weekend to kickstart Christmas!

A couple of Christmas shows on at Pelsall Community Centre this weekend too – tonight Saturday 2nd December 2017 it’s Centre Stage’s Christmas Cracker from 7:30pm until 10:30pm with tickets at £6 for adults and £4 for kids.

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Meet your local coppers this afternoon in Brownhills

I received notice of this great event from Brownhills Policing Team via the excellent WMNow service a yesterday, advertising a pop-up meet the police event this afternoon, Friday 17th November 2017 at Tesco, Brownhills from 3pm until 6pm where you can meet your local policing team and get help, crime prevention and public safety advice.

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Meet your local coppers in Pelsall this afternoon!

I received notice of another useful late afternoon ‘Meet the public’ popup event via the excellent WMNow service yesterday – it takes place this afternoon, Friday 10th November 2017 in Pelsall – these are great initiatives where you can meet your local policing team and get help, crime prevention and public safety advice.

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Meet your local coppers this Saturday afternoon in Brownhills

I received notice of this great event from Brownhills Policing Team via the excellent WMNow service a few days ago, advertising a pop-up meet the police event this Saturday, 21st October 2017 at Tesco, Brownhills from 3pm until 5pm where you can meet your local policing team and get help, crime prevention and public safety advice.

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Meet your local coppers in Pelsall and Rushall!

I received notice of another couple of useful late afternoon ‘Meet the public’ popup events via the excellent WMNow service a few days ago – one this coming Friday in Pelsall and another on Saturday in Rushall – these are great initiatives where you can meet your local policing team and get help, crime prevention and public safety advice.

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Walsall Wood Reserves blather Bolehall – and some important news for Pelsall Villans!

The young David Evans yesterday (Saturday, 30th September 2017) attended the Walsall Wood reserves home match at Oak Park, and watched the Wood lads blather Bolehall eight-nil – but in a surprise development, this barnstormer seems to be the last game for the reserves for at least this season.

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Concern about local bike thefts and shed burglaries – lock your stuff, people!

I’ve been contacted by reader Amanda who’s concerned after witnessing a possible local bike theft in the past few days – she contacted the police and the incident was reposrted, but she’s concerned that this may be an ongoing issue together with shed burglaries and other opportunist thefts.

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Beware – garage and shed burglaries occurring locally again

It’s time, I’m very much afraid, to issue another warning – it seems local burglars are at it again – In the last few weeks there have been a number of break-ins to sheds and outbuildings in the Brownhills and Walsall Wood areas in particular, including last week’s astonishing raid on the garage in the Short Street area of Brownhills.

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Up the Ryecroft Junction

Local rail buff Simon Swain has once again been busy with the camera and maps, tracing out the history of the South Staffordshire railway line that used to run from Wychnor near Alrewas to Dudley, but called at Lichfield, Brownhills and Walsall on the way.

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Meet your local coppers in Pelsall and Rushall!

I received notice of another couple of useful ‘Meet the public’ popup events via the excellent WMNow service a few days ago – one tonight in Pelsall and another tomorrow in Rushall – these are great initiatives where you can meet your local policing team and get help, crime prevention and public safety advice.

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The death throes of the local line

Local rail buff Simon Swain last week sent in the above image of one of the last freight workings on the South Staffordshire Line through central Brownhills – and there was a large amount of interest in this remarkably evocative photo.
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One of the final few

Local rail buff Simon Swain has been in touch with a remarkable image of Brownhills recording the very last days of the railway here – just before construction of the Miner Island in 1984.

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Meet your local coppers this Saturday in Pelsall

I received notice of this great event from Walsall Police via the excellent WMNow service a few days ago, advertising a pop-up meet the police event this Saturday, 24th June 2017 at Pelsall Library from 10am until 12 noon where you can meet your local policing team and get help, crime prevention and public safety advice.

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Important appeal: Did you know Leslie Horton?

This is one of those requests that pops up from time to time, and was issued by the Communication Team at Walsall Council this week and I’d like all locals to have a think about it, and if any of you can do so, please help.

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Hugo the dog safe and well back home!

Please share as widely as possible – this is urgent, a friend of the blog has asked me to share this stolen dog alert – the above dog was snatched in Ogley Park off Saddler Road in Brownhills this afternoon by two lads.
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Another burglary this week in Brownhills – be on your guard

It seems the shed, garage and outbuilding burglars are still out and about in Brownhills and the wider area, so please take care – in the last few days, friend of the blog Jane Booth has written to me to tell me that her garage was broken into this week.
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Brownhills School warns parents to be vigilant following reports of children being approached locally

I’ve been informed that parents of pupils at Brownhills School were send a message on Friday afternoon last (23rd September 2016) that there had been a suspicious incident near the convenience store in Howdles Lane shopping precinct, just on the A5 opposite Holland Park, and also at the store in Brownhills West.

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Indecent exposure in Brownhills: Police issue statement

Following reports of an indecent exposure incident that took place yesterday afternoon (Monday, 12th September 2016) as two schoolgirls were walking home in the Watling Street area of Brownhills, I have obtained the following statement from West Midlands Police.

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Warning – reports of an indecent exposure incident in Brownhills

There are reports locally that an indecent exposure incident took place yesterday afternoon (Monday, 12th September 2016) as two schoolgirls were walking home in the Watling Street area of Brownhills.

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Pictures from the Pelsall Festival of Water 2016

Despite a weather forecast that didn’t bode well, the first day of the three day Inland Waterways Association Festival of Water at Pelsall was pretty good when I called in, and the rain held off until the moment I left.

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Festival of Water comes to Pelsall – all this weekend!

Those who remember the excellent Pelsall Canal Festivals will be pleased to note that this weekend, there’s a similar three day festival taking place on the canals and common around Norton Junction in Pelsall, featuring over a hundred boats, stalls, displays, fun and entertainment for all the family.

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Beware – garage and shed burglaries occurring again locally

It’s time, I’m very much afraid, to issue another warning – it seems local burglars are at is again – In the last few weeks there have been a number of break-ins to sheds and outbuildings in the Brownhills, Walsall Wood, Pelsall and High Heath areas in particular.
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Lost dog alert – can you help find Daisy?

Please share as widely as possible – this is urgent, a friend of the blog has asked me to enquire if readers have seen a lost French bulldog around the Pelsall, Rushall, Clayhanger or Brownhills area – Daisy went missing yesterday afternoon from Pelsall (Saturday, 10th July 2016).

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Looking for traces

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Urgent! Distinctive motorbike stolen from pelsall – reward offered!

The ongoing local rash of break-ins, burglary and thefts sadly continues – in the past couple of days a local lad’s motorbike has been stolen from Pelsall and there’s been an attempted garage break-in Bridge Street, Clayhanger – so please be vigilant.

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Be on your guard – local spate of shed burglaries

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Well connected

I’ve had this one in for a while, and a grey Sunday seems about the right time to share it, as I’m sure this wonderful post from blog rail historian Ian Pell will be of interest both those engaged with local rail history and those with a focus on the industrial development of our area.
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Warning – reports of an attempted indecent assault in Brownhills

There are reports circulating on social media locally that at attempted indecent assault took place yesterday evening (Friday, 4th December 2015) on the Pelsall Road in Brownhills.

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Up the junction

A really great thing about keeping this blog for such a long period of time now is knowing the breadth and diversity of the knowledge present amongst the readership – and for matters on rail and infrastructure history, Ian Pell is the expert (although he always protests to the country!)

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The Toll Collector and the Red Cow

A bit busy this week to be honest, but I’ve had this pair of enquiries in for a week now, so I thought that this would be an opportune moment to throw them out to the audience both have come in via Facecebook.
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Police issue CCTV image of man in relation to Brownhills indecent exposure incident

Following the investigation into the indecent exposure incident near the Council Depot in Brownhills on Friday 7th August 2015 (which I reported here), West Midlands Police have issued the above CCTV image and would like to identify the man in question.

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Take care – Indecent exposure incident near Brownhills Council depot today

Worrying news reaches me of an indecent exposure incident on the Pelsall/Lichfield Road at Highbridges this morning (Friday 7th August 2015), when two ladies on their way to work at the council depot were subject to an indecent exposure incident.

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The forgotten Coventry bombing that blew a Walsall Wood bricklayer off his feet

An additional piece followed the original article I featured by John and Paul Anslow last week, on the subject of Walsall Wood and Pelsall wartime air raids – this one is about an IRA attack in Coventry right before the war that appears to have been all but forgotten.

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November 1995 – Grandad’s a hero (and here’s when the story ends)

Completing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present the final issue – number 74 – of the long lost freesheet, from November 1995 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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