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Don’t lose your vote! 

2 Sep 18

You must return your details Sandwell residents are being reminded not to lose their right to vote – by completing their annual canvass form and returning it to the council.

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This will be rocking…. 

1 Sep 18

Thimblemill Library, tonight, (1st Sept) 7.30.

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September e-Bulletin 

30 Aug 18

The September edition of the Bearwood eBulletin is now available for download here If you want to receive your copy directly to your e-mail every month, just complete the subscription form here…

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Who is dealing with this criminality? 

20 Aug 18

Over the last few weeks, on this page and in my mailbox, there have been loads of complaints about late night/early hours disturbances.

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Life’s a Beach…. 

10 Aug 18

This promises to be something special… Two caravans each one a specially created performance space, each one a different part of an experience shared across cultures the British seaside.

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Bearwood Road bedsits refused 

9 Aug 18

Plans by a developer to convert the rooms above the shops on Bearwood Road into nearly 50 bedsits have been rejected by Sandwell Councils Planning Committee.

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August e-Bulletin 

30 Jul 18

The August edition of our Bearwood e-Bulletin, with news about things happening in Bearwood and beyond, is out todayand can be downloaded here .

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Lightwoods House Open Day 

12 Jul 18

This Saturday……Lightwoods House Summer Open Day features guided tours andaccess to the house and Shakespeare Garden from 11am3pm.

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July e-Bulletin 

28 Jun 18

The July edition of our Bearwood e-Bulletin, with news about things happening in Bearwood and beyond, is out today…and can be downloaded here .

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Bearwood Action for Refugees 

13 Jun 18

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Refugee Week and we are celebrating at our very own Library of Sanctuary with Stories and Celebration.

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Ways with words…. 

12 Jun 18

This promises to be a really great evening…and its open mic so if youve got something to say…

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West Midlands Travel Survey 

6 Jun 18

The West Midlands Combined Authority are carrying out a survey of travel patterns across the region.

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Bearwood e-Bulletin 

29 May 18

The June edition of our monthly e -Bulletin containing news and info about whats happening in the area is out now.

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Chris Bowden at The Silvershine 

27 May 18

Next Thursday, (31st May) one of the best saxaphonists around will be appearing at the Silvershine Jazz Club, accompanied by international pianist, Edgar Marcais from Venezuela.

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Abbey Ward Election Result 

4 May 18

Abbey Ward Result: Mike Allen, Green Party 391 Bob Piper, Labour Party 2223 Richard Kemp, Conservative 411 Labour Majority 1,812.

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Another Simon Lea stunner 

30 Apr 18

This is just beautiful… Worlds End…..

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For lovers of World Music… 

10 Apr 18

This promises to be a treat! Afro-roots duo from Sierra Leone/UK, formed out of the ashes of World/dance act Le Cod Afrique in 2004.

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A celebration of the life of Andy Hamilton 

19 Mar 18

Next weekend Andy Hamilton, the great saxophonist would have celebrated his 100th birthday.

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Water Aid 

17 Mar 18

Thanks to John Stokes for this….

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Thinking of starting your own business? 

11 Mar 18

This could be for you…

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English for Speakers of Other Languages 

5 Mar 18

Anyone interested in attending these courses starting after Easter should register their interest at Thimblemill Library…

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Building Relationships 

11 Feb 18

Building Relationships by Susie Pottinger.

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Caroline on the telly…. 

7 Feb 18

Bearwoods own Caroline Jariwala will be featured on Midlands Today at 6.30pm on Thursday evening celebrating the fantastic success of her 100 Masters video which has now had over 3.7 million views.

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A belated “Happy New Year” message… 

28 Jan 18

The team at We Are Bearwood have been working behind the scenes on a few things – including planning for Bearwood Street Festival 2019.

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Holocaust Memorial Commemoration 

22 Jan 18

Sandwell will remember the millions of victims of genocide at a special Holocaust commemoration event in West Bromwich.

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Bin collection days to change in February 

21 Jan 18

Bearwood bin collection days are changing from Wednesdays to Fridays from February.

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Prinz Grizzley at Thimblemill 

20 Jan 18

Next Saturday, (27th) Austrias Prinz Grizzley will be bringing his own blend of country, folk and blues to Thimblemill Library as part of his UK tour.

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You’re ‘aving a laugh! 

10 Jan 18

Open mic comedy night next week at Thimblemill.

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Happy New Year… 

31 Dec 17

…from the excellent Simon Lea!! Golden Skies on Ice…

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Looking for a last minute stocking filler? 

21 Dec 17

The Old Smethwick, Bearwood Warley Calendar 2018 has twelve vintage views of our area.

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Good music, good people, good fun… 

19 Dec 17

…and its free this week!! Keep live music alive in Bearwood…

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Ska night at The Windsor 

16 Dec 17


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Simon in the Snow 

11 Dec 17

Simon Lea has been out and about this weekend, freezing his extremities, to bring us some more of his spectacular photographs of Warley Woods and Lightwoods Park…such as this….

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Jonathan’s in the Park 

8 Dec 17

Jonathans in the Park have now launched their website, including their full menu…and pretty good it looks too! https://www.

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The Bearwood Xmas Lights switch on 

30 Nov 17

Santas little helpers at the Xmas lights switch on for the 4th consecutive year…it wouldnt be the same without you, thanks Aves and Wills… Edited with BlogPad Pro…

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Christmas Fair 

30 Nov 17

…at St Hildas Edited with BlogPad Pro…

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The Little Matchgirl 

28 Nov 17

5.00 for adults 1.50 for concessions and 10.00 for a family London.

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Xmas Craft Fair at Lightwoods 

22 Nov 17

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Your votes can help… 

18 Nov 17

Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell (BUDS) are bidding for funding from the AVIVA Community Fund, to enable them to provide iPad sessions for their day centres.

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Women’s Aid Xmas appeal 

13 Nov 17

How can you help? There are lots of ways you can help someone this Christmas.

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The First Ladies Of folk hit Bearwood 

7 Nov 17

This Thursday, (9th) 7.30, at Thimblemill Library, two superb American folk musicians will be serving up a real treat.

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Warley Woods Calendars now available 

5 Nov 17

Simon Lea, Bearwood photographer extraordinaire, has produced his latest Warley Woods calendar, and it makes a fantastic xmas present.

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Next Thursday at The Silvershine 

21 Oct 17

Doors open at 8.30pm at Corks Social Club, Bearwood Road… Paul Foad writes… “We’re extremely excited to welcome back Tom Ollendorf and his band to the Silvershine.

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Charity music group get lottery grant 

19 Oct 17

Congratulations to Elms.

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If you don’t recycle your food waste yet… 

18 Oct 17

If you dont have a food waste bin, order one today to get it in time to recycle your Halloween pumpkin Go to www.

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Warley Woods voted one of Britain’s best parks again 

11 Oct 17

Warley Woods has again received aclaim as one of Britains favourite parks in a national vote organised by Keep Britain Tidy.

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Garden Waste and Xmas collections 

4 Oct 17

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Property closed after ASB reports 

29 Sep 17

Dudley Magistrates’ Court granted a closure notice on a property in St.

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Coffee, cake…and a natter! 

27 Sep 17

The worlds biggest coffee morning Edited with BlogPad Pro…

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This Sunday….body diversity 

20 Sep 17

EMBRACE is a social impact documentary that explores the issue of body image.

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