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The Craft Barn at Chasewater needs your help!

That there Lucy Wood from the Saxon Hill Craft Barn shop at Chasewater Innovation Centre has written to let me know that they’re currently seeking businesses that may have waste materials they’d be able to supply to the project instead of throwing away, thus reducing refuse bills for the businesses concerned.

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Crafty stuff!

I’ve had a press release in from friend of the blog Lucy Wood, who put on the wonderful reopening shindig for the Saxon Hill Scrap Barn at Chasewater last Saturday – Lucy is keen to informm readers of opening times and the sort of stuff this wonderful store sells.

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The Craft Barn reopens at Chasewater this Saturday!

I’m pleased to bring readers more great news from the Lichfield Scrap Barn shop at Chasewater Innovation Centre – it’s had a makeover, and a bit of a rebrand, and reopens this Saturday lunchtime at 12pm.
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Fancy doing some volunteering at the Scrap Barn?

Fancy doing some voluntary work for the Lichfield Scrap Barn shop at Chasewater Innovation Centre – friend of the blog and top Phoenix Hospital Radio DJ Lucy Wood has dropped me a line to let me know that they have some great positions available.

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The Scrap Barn needs you!

Fancy doing some voluntary work for the Lichfield Scrap Barn shop at Chasewater Innovation Centre?
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What’s going on in Walsall Social Services?

It’s not often I do this, but this is important, and the story has gained virtually no local traction – yesterday, The Guardian published an article about the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the suspension and dismissal of Paul Davies, the short lived Executive Director of Social Care and Inclusion at Walsall Council.

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Beautifully crafted

I’m pleased to bring readers more great news from the Lichfield Scrap Barn shop at Chasewater Innovation Centre – friend of the blog, Marketing Assistant and top Phoenix Hospital Radio DJ Lucy Wood has dropped me a line to let me know what’s been happening up there recently.
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Carers’ Rights event at Brownhills and Pelsall this Friday

Hey, this is really important. As many readers will know, the issues surrounding carers and their support is a subject dear to my heart, and in these particularly difficult times it’s really vital that anyone who is a carer, or who may be a carer’s friend or relative makes sure that all the help available is understood and claimed.
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Masters of their craft

Lucy Wood – crafter extraordinaire, talented DJ and friend of the blog emails me from Lichfield Scrap Barn shop at Chasewater Innovation Centre to let me know what’s been happening up there recently – Lucy is just one of the many folk working their row out to make this wonderful, Chasewater-based community enterprise the success it is.

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Barnstorming

Lucy Wood has been in touch to let me know about the sterling progress the Lichfield Scrap Barn’s shop at Chasewater Innovation Centre has been making. Lucy has put heart and should into making this very special community project succeed, and it’s something that I, and the wider local online community are fully supportive of.
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It’s been a very good year

Lucy Wood has been in touch to let me know about the first birthday celebrations recently held at the Lichfield Scrap Barn shop at Chasewater Innovation Centre – Lucy has put heart and should into making this very special community project succeed, and it’s something that I, and the wider local online community are fully supportive of.
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From strength to strength

Lucy Wood has been in touch to let me know about the sterling progress the Lichfield Scrap Barn’s shop at Chasewater Innovation Centre has been making. Lucy has put heart and should into making this very special community project succeed, and it’s something that I, and the wider local online community are fully supportive of.

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Born in a barn

Those who know me, or who have followed this blog for any length of time will know that I care passionately about the care of the most vulnerable in society. For anyone engaged in caring, social care itself, or working … Continue reading

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Knaves Court extra care development open day

I’ve had a great mail from Matthew Fraser, Acting Senior Care Officer at the St. James Resource Centre, Brownhills. Matthew wanted to alert readers of the Brownhills Blog that the new extra care facility, Knaves Court will be holding a … Continue reading

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Incurable sickness

I note from tonight’s Express & Star headline piece, that Walsall Council is still failing to ensure the care, safety and wellbeing of the most vulnerable members of our society. Despite reassurances that all was improving, and that we should … Continue reading

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Bumbledom humbug

They certainly don’t like it up ’em, as Corporal Jones used to say. I noted with some amusement, but mostly disgust, that since the Express & Star was now taking it’s crusade against all things public-sector to publishing local authority … Continue reading

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Social care: the gloves are off

In tonight’s Express & Star, there was an beautifully illuminating report about the cuts proposed for social care provision in Walsall. There are afoot plans to cut spending on services to the vulnerable and disabled totalling ten million pounds over … Continue reading

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