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Common People: Pelsall

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Partial road closure for water works 

9 Jul 15

Walsall Advertiser reports on seven weeks of a partial road closure along Lichfield Road – see here for details.

Volunteers needed for this week’s Big Spring Clean 

7 Jun 15

The Big Spring Clean is set to continue this week in Walsall – and volunteers are being asked to help in Pelsall.

Food bank plea as some provisions run out 

18 May 15

Walsall North Foodbank, which is based at Pelsall Methodist Church, has issued a plea for some items that are running out.

Pelsall Youth Voice campaign begins 

16 Mar 15

Young people are urging urged Walsall Council to think again about its plans to close down Pelsall Youth Club.

Pelsall Youth Centre users plan campaign to save facility 

13 Mar 15

A group of young people is planning to launch a campaign to save Pelsall’s Youth Centre following reports that it is one of ten centres earmarked for closure.

Could you be Pelsall’s next carnival royalty? 

12 Mar 15

Anyone wishing to enter the competition should call Ian Rhydderch on 01922 684695.

Road closure next week 

26 Feb 15

Notice from Walsall Council: ROAD CLOSURE – ALLENS LANE, PELSALL (between the junctions of  B4154 Walsall Road and Goscote Road) Monday 02 March 2015 to Friday 06 March 2015 This section of Allens Lane will be closed to enable a new water main …

Lib Dem candidate announced for general election 

20 Feb 15

History teacher Ian Garrett has been selected by the Liberal Democrats to fight the Aldridge-Brownhills seat in May’s general election.

Pelsall author seeks information on local pubs 

19 Feb 15

Pelsall author Annita Bates is asking locals for their stories about pubs in the village for her next book.

UKIP PPC stands down 

18 Feb 15

The Walsall branch of UKIP has confirmed that its would-be MP for the Aldridge-Brownhills constituency has resigned and will not contest the seat in May.

Warning after child approached by man 

9 Feb 15

Primary schools in Pelsall have issued warnings to parents after a reported attempted abduction of a young boy in the village on Saturday morning (February 2, 2o15).

Pelsall councillor loses out in parliamentary seat selection 

23 Jan 15

Pelsall councillor Marco Longhi has lost his bid to be the Conservative parliamentary candidate for the Aldridge-Brownhills constituency.

Relatives of Pelsall pensioner sought by council officials 

22 Jan 15

Walsall Council officials are seeking relatives of a pensioner who died at his Pelsall home just before Christmas.

D-Day for Pelsall councillor’s parliamentary hopes 

22 Jan 15

Coun Marco Longhi Pelsall councillor Marco Longhi could find out tonight (January 22) if he is the next Conservative prospective parliamentary candidate (PPC) for Aldridge-Brownhills.

Resurfacing work starts on High Street 

14 Jan 15

A £150,000 scheme to replace damaged kerbs, footpaths and carriageway resurfacing along Pelsall High Street has begun.

Did you know Charlie Harrison? 

14 Jan 15

Can anyone help Pam Smith? She has emailed with the following: My name is Pam Smith .

Details about proposed housing on Labour Club site 

19 Nov 14

The Express Star has reported on the plans for the demolition of Pelsall Labour Club in Church Road,  to be replaced by 20 homes.

Remembrance Day service 

9 Nov 14

Remembrance Day Service timetable: The parade will leave the Scout hut at about 10-10.15am and will then pick up the congregation from the Methodist and St Michae’s CE churches at about 10.30am.

Stallholders needed for Christmas event 

6 Nov 14

Stallholders are being called upon to bring some festive cheer to a Pelsall Christmas event.

Pelsall Villa FC ‘in danger of collapse’ 

29 May 14

Pelsall Villa Football Club is facing collapse unless it can find new committee members to take charge, it has been warned.

Pelsall man praises apprentice scheme for turning his life around 

3 Apr 14

A Pelsall man has told how an apprenticeship scheme has given him the break he needed.

Councillor assures residents after bridge approval 

17 Jan 14

Pelsall councillors say safeguards have been put in place for local residents, following the approval of the building of a replacement bridge alongside York’s Bridge.

Pelsall man is 500th apprentice at Walsall Works 

10 Dec 13

A Pelsall man has become the 500 th apprentice at Walsall Council’s apprenticeship scheme.

Santa’s early visit to Pelsall this weekend 

10 Dec 13

Father Christmas is making an early visit to Pelsall this weekend.

Service of thanksgiving for Nelson Mandela 

9 Dec 13

A service of thanksgiving for Nelson Mandela is being held at Pelsall Methodist Church on Saturday.

St Michael’s School to perform Joseph 

2 Dec 13

Junior pupils at St Michael’s School are preparing for their most ambitious performance yet: the full version of Joseph.

LGBT panto to be staged in Pelsall 

23 Nov 13

An adult-only pantomime is to be performed in Pelsall by a new Walsall-based LGBT group.

Pelsall boy makes his TV debut today 

21 Oct 13

A Pelsall lad is making his television debut today (October 21) after being selected for CBBC programme Turbo Boost.

Pelsall’s food festival cancelled 

10 Oct 13

A disappointing response to Pelsall’s planned food festival this month has led to it being cancelled.

Bake-Off finalist Brendan Lynch to judge village cake competition 

17 Sep 13

Brendan Lynch, the 2012 Great British Bake Off finalist, is to judge Pelsall’s own bake-off competition at next month’s food festival .

Earl of Wessex to visit Pelsall 

16 Sep 13

HRH Prince Edward,The Earl of Wessex, is to officially open Pelsall Village Centre next month.

Major roadworks to begin next week 

12 Sep 13

Major roadworks are scheduled to begin in Pelsall next week.

Pelsall student heads college campaign 

12 Aug 13

A Pelsall student is helping to launch a borough-wide campaign to encourage Walsall people to return to college.

Pub regulars’ 100-mile walk for hospice 

23 Jul 13

Three men are embarking on a 100+ mile walk from Rhyl to Pelsall to raise money for St Giles Walsall Hospice.

Pelsall Villa Sunday team looking for sponsors 

22 Jul 13

Pelsall Villa’s Sunday team are looking for a new sponsor for the 2013-14 season.

Possible changes to Red Cow pub 

16 Jul 13

The Red Cow pub in Allens Lane could be converted into a house, following a planning application to Walsall Council to change its use.

200 cannabis plants found in Pelsall 

15 Jul 13

About 200 cannabis plants have been found in a disused shop in Pelsall.

People asked to look out for missing cat 

15 Jul 13

People are being urged to look out for a small black and white cat that has gone missing in Pelsall.

Charity coffee morning today 

13 Jul 13

Pelsall Methodist Church in Chapel Lane is hosting a coffee morning today.

Wallet found 

12 Jul 13

A reader has contacted Common People to say that she has found a wallet on Wolverhampton Road, Pelsall.

Pelsall Carnival Gallery 

8 Jul 13

Thousands of people took advantage of the scorching temperatures on Saturday to enjoy the annual carnival.

Plaque dedicated for former GP re-installed 

5 Jul 13

A new plaque has been dedicated to former Pelsall doctor Dr William Wallace McCullough, 60 years after the original was installed in the village.

Suspected rogue trader strikes 

4 Jul 13

A suspected rogue trader has struck in Pelsall, targeting an elderly couple, Walsall Police has revealed.

Have your say on children’s centres 

4 Jul 13

Parents, staff and community members are being invited to have their say on services provided by children’s centres as part of a consultation this summer.

Carnival countdown 

2 Jul 13

Pelsall’s annual carnival takes place on Saturday (July 6) with procession, arena events, stalls and demonstrations taking place.

£10,000 grant awarded to Pelsall Hall 

21 Jun 13

Pelsall Hall has been given a £10,000 boost after Walsall Council awarded it a grant to help create a woodland garden, allotments and a bowling green.

Visitors flock to Pelsall Canal Festival 

15 Jun 13

There may have been a few short, sharp showers but hundreds of people flocked to the first day of Pelsall Canal Festival today (Saturday, June 15).

Local author wants your stories 

22 May 13

A Pelsall author is hoping to speak to descendants of the men involved in the mining disaster of 1872 to help her research her next book.

Radio scheme declared a ‘massive success’ 

17 Apr 13

A radio scheme that was introduced to help reduce shoplifting in stores and businesses,  and anti-social behaviour,  has been declared a “massive success” by Walsall Council and police.

Traffic light problem that led to delays ‘solved’ 

25 Mar 13

Motorists caught up in lengthy delays today have been assured that the problems have been dealt with.

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