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Working at the BRD – a couple of photos, a magazine… and a treat in store 

15 Sep 18

The crankshaft works at the BRD, Aldridge in full production.


Business
Wyevale Garden Centres agrees sale of five garden centres 

31 Aug 18

Wyevale Garden Centres (“WGC”), the UK’s biggest garden centre operator, has announced the sale of five garden centres to individual buyers.


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Can you help this local artist complete his life’s work? 

29 Aug 18

Hi folks – here’s an important request for help for a wonderfully talented local man who’s patiently been undertaking a remarkable local history project for pretty much half a century – Maurice Ivor Birch and his astounding drawing Aldridge …


Local news
City police officer admits possession of indecent images of children 

16 Aug 18

Inspector Lee Bartram, who is based in Birmingham city centre, was arrested from his home address on Monday (13th August) and was charged last night (15th Aug) .


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Meet your local coppers this Saturday in Aldridge and Streetly! 

15 Aug 18

I received notice of this great event from Walsall Police via the excellent WMNow service this morning, advertising a pop-up meet the police event this Saturday, 18th August 2018 at Aldridge Library from 10:30am until 11:00am where you can meet your…


News
Drunks, stolen cupcakes and shop workers threatened with needles – Aldridge hit by ‘crimewave’ 

4 Aug 18

The crimewave in Aldridge has also seen a number of Audis and work vans stolen…


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Inflatable fun day at Aldridge today! 

3 Aug 18

Just a heads to point out there’s an inflatable fun day taking place at The Green, Aldridge today (Friday 3rd August 2018) from 11am until 3:00pm, then from 4:00pm until 8:00pm.


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At last something local worth going for! 

31 Jul 18

Well it didn’t take dynamite to get me out of the house but a visit from Bernard Smith ! He was in the area and had a half hour to waste so dropped in for a cup of tea and for a change I got some local birding information before it was a week out of …


FixMyStreet
Burnt out car at Airport, 20th July 

20 Jul 18

Another burnt out vehicle has been dumped at Aldridge Airport on the top car park.


FixMyStreet
Green telecoms box knocked over, 19th July 

19 Jul 18

The green telecoms box at corner of High Ridge and Gretton Crescent is lying over exposing the wires.


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Meet your local coppers this Saturday in Aldridge and Streetly! 

13 Jul 18

I received notice of this great event from Walsall Police via the excellent WMNow service this morning, advertising a pop-up meet the police event this Saturday, 14th July 2018 at Aldridge Library from 10:00am until 11:00am where you can meet your …


FixMyStreet
Car alarms, 11th July 

11 Jul 18

A black 4 door mazda car alarm keeps going off daily and through out the night keeping us residents awake and the owner is living in Alexandra way Aldridge and this is anti social behaviour and it needs to be sorted ASAP Nearest road to the…


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Willenhall Transport Show – on this Sunday! 

7 Jul 18

In a weekend choc-full of transport events (Cars in the Park at Lichfield, the Aldridge Transport Museum Annual Running Day) there’s a further event this Sunday 8th July 2018 with Willenhall Transport Show taking place at Willenhall Memorial Park (…


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Aston Manor Transport Museum in Aldridge – 2018 annual Running Day this Sunday! 

5 Jul 18

I see from the events list that Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Aldridge have their annual Open and Running Day this Sunday, 8th July 2018 – It starts at 10:00am and should be just the thing for vintage transport fans, bus enthusiasts, …


News
James Brindley killer Ammar Kahrod in appeal against ‘tough’ sentence 

4 Jul 18

Kahrod stabbed James Brindley a few hundred metres from his parents home in Aldridge, Walsall…


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Events for Armed Forces Weekend – get your car washed, and flypasts and fun at the National Memorial Arboretum 

30 Jun 18

I also note that up until 4pm today (Saturday 30th June 2018) you can get your wheels washed at the Crown in Aldridge (yeah, that’s the Elms for us oldsters) in aid of Armed Forces Day – so what’s not to love? Continue reading…


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Wednesday July 4, 2018: Aldridge Charity Quiz Night 

30 Jun 18

There are efforts to start a satellite club in Aldridge, and as part of that there is a Charity Quiz being held at the Crown in Aldridge on July 4th.


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Tesco Express raid in Aldridge sparks seven-mile police chase 

29 Jun 18

Police chased the getaway car from Walsall to Handsworth Wood…


FixMyStreet
Rubbish bumped on grass verge, 27th June 

27 Jun 18

Bags of green waste and 2x mattress Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 775 Aldridge Road, Great Barr Report on FixMyStreet…


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Hedges blocking driveway, 22nd June 

22 Jun 18

Hedges blocking driveway from neighbours Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 70 Red House Lane, Aldridge Report on FixMyStreet…


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12 inch diameter pothole, 19th June 

19 Jun 18

This pothole has been here since the bad weather earlier this year, and is becoming very dangerous Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 8 Aldridge Close, Amblecote Report on FixMyStreet…


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Meet your local coppers this Saturday in Aldridge and Streetly! 

15 Jun 18

I received notice of this great event from Walsall Police via the excellent WMNow service this morning, advertising a pop-up meet the police event this Saturday, 16th June 2018 at Aldridge Library from 10:00am until 11:00am where you can meet your …


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Aldridge Fayre 2018 – this Saturday! 

15 Jun 18

Just a quick note to point out that this Saturday, 16th June 2018 is Aldridge Fayre with fun and entertainment for all the family – and with free entry and car parking, what’s not to love? Continue reading…


Business
Sleep Design wakes up to refreshed business unit 

15 Jun 18

One of the UK’s biggest distributors of beds and mattresses has agreed a new 10-year lease at Beecham Business Park, in Aldridge, commercial property company Goold Estates has announced.


FixMyStreet
Bushes overhanging pavement, 13th June 

13 Jun 18

These need trimming back as you can no longer use pavement.


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Saturday 9th June 2018 

9 Jun 18

1215 – 1315 light sun, 18c : Speckled Wood 4, Small Heath 4, Meadow Brown 2, Large Skipper, Common Blue m, Cinnabar 2, Yellow Shell 3, Silver-ground Carpet, Straw Dot, Burnet Companion, Common Blue Damselfly 4.


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Saturday July 14, 2018: Aldridge Beer Festival Copy 

9 Jun 18

The Scouts are once again hosting a beer festival in Aldridge at the HQ on Middlemore Lane.


FixMyStreet
Travellers on Aldridge Airport driving around@, 7th June 

7 Jun 18

So far there are 9 vehicles set-up on the airport field with gas canisters and rubbish already on show.


Business
Airfield 55 manufacturing facility handed over to Accord Housing 

6 Jun 18

Trebor Developments/Kay Properties joint venture have handed over Airfield 55 development to Accord Housing Association for their new manufacturing facility in Aldridge, Walsall.


News
Artist impressions of what the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Village could look like. 

5 Jun 18

The transformation of north-west Birmingham will be significantly accelerated thanks to the housing legacy from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.


Blog politics
WEEK ENS STORMS CAUSE REAL PROBLEMS IN OSCOOT 

29 May 18

Sadly the storm at the weekend has caused a lost of damage and flooding across the city.


FixMyStreet
Big piece of pavement missing, 28th May 

28 May 18

Great chunk of pavement missing BIG trip hazard Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Adjacent Lazy Hill Garage Walsall Wood Road, Aldridge Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Inspection cover lifted up, 28th May 

28 May 18

The inspection cover in the middle of the junction is raised and collapsing causing a hazard to cars and pedestrians.


Weather
After the storm it is Bower Day (WS7 weather report 28-5-2018) 

28 May 18

Yesterday saw very heavy rain falling in the Aldridge, Rushall, Pelsall areas with the flood water , sadly, entering people’s homes.


FixMyStreet
Pedestrian crossing lights out, 28th May 

28 May 18

Lights are all out at crossroads of Paddock Lane, Tynings Lane and Walsall Road.


Blog feature
Saturday July 14, 2018: Aldridge Beer Festival 

27 May 18

The Scouts are once again hosting a beer festival in Aldridge at the HQ on Middlemore Lane.


Blog politics
GREAT BARR ACEDEMY PLANNING APPLICATION RE DROP OFF ZONE 

19 May 18

As I informed reader of this blog previously the Great Barr Academy are putting together a planning application for a drop of zone for parents and buses in their school grounds.


FixMyStreet
Blocked pavement, 15th May 

15 May 18

Bushes blocking pavement, yet again every year and nothing gets done Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 69 Red House Lane, Aldridge Report on FixMyStreet…


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May Fest: On now and Sunday! 

12 May 18

I’m also interested to note this event going on this weekend – Saturday’s events are on now and continue until 8pm, but there’s a packed day for tomorrow, Sunday 13th May 2018 too from 12 noon to 5pm at the 31st Sutton Coldfield Scout Group…


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May 8th – Without my camera which I stupidly left behind, grotty… 

11 May 18

May 8th – Without my camera which I stupidly left behind, grotty phone photos of a bait of embankment bolstering by the Canal and River Trust in Aldridge at Stubbers Green between the factory units on Brickyard Road that back on to the canal, and …


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May 8th – A first for the year: pottering back from an errand in… 

11 May 18

May 8th – A first for the year: pottering back from an errand in Aldridge the first marble oak wasp galls are appearing on the oaks along the canal towpaths.


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Spring Craft and Vendor Fair this Saturday at Aldridge 

11 May 18

Just a heads up that there’s a Spring Craft and Vendor Fair fair planned this Saturday 12th May 2018 at Aldridge Community Centre, just by Anchor Meadow near the town centre.


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Meet your local coppers this Saturday in Aldridge and Streetly! 

11 May 18

I received notice of this great event from Walsall Police via the excellent WMNow service this morning, advertising a pop-up meet the police event this Saturday, 12th May 2018 at Aldridge Library from 10:00am until 11:00am where you can meet your …


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Urgent! Please look out for this minibus stolen from Aldridge! 

20 Apr 18

Images supplied by Barry Carpenter.


Blog feature
West Side Story – Prince of Wales Theatre, Cannock – 16 to 19 May 2018 

20 Apr 18

The Jets are gonna have their day – tonight.


News
Mylee funeral donation box 

15 Apr 18

People are welcome to pop in to the reception of William Mitchell Funerals in High Street, Aldridge, to donate money between the opening hours of 8…


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Aldridge Spring Market – on today! 

13 Apr 18

Just a quick note to point out that today (Saturday, 14th April 2018) is Aldridge Spring Market with loads of stalls and fun for all the family, so what’s not to love? Continue reading…


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Meet your local coppers this Saturday in Aldridge and Streetly! 

12 Apr 18

I received notice of this great event from Walsall Police via the excellent WMNow service this morning, advertising a pop-up meet the police event this Saturday, 14th April 2018 at Aldridge Library from 10:00am until 11:00am where you can meet your …


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Aldridge music charity continues to raise funds 

11 Apr 18

BENefit Gig’s fifth youth event takes charity total over £11,000.


FixMyStreet
Opposite Lowlands Avenue, north-west side of Aldridge Road., 10th April 

10 Apr 18

Ten potholes 12-18 inches wide, 2-3 deep.







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