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Final Boundary Review for Pheasey 

10 Sep 18

The boundary review concluded today and we are in the seat of Walsall and Oscott as below This includes the following wards So from the old Walsall South Wards we have lost Darlaston and Bentley, Darlaston South and Pleck and gained Blakenhall, …


FixMyStreet
Nasty pothole in road, 14th August 

14 Aug 18

Sirs, There is a deep pot hole in the road on the moxley bound side of the road.


FixMyStreet
” mattress dumped on field, 20th April 

20 Apr 18

Have previously reported 1 mattress before winter but not through this site.


Blog
February 28th – A day with two of the harshest commutes I’ve… 

2 Mar 18

February 28th – A day with two of the harshest commutes I’ve ever known – both sub zero, both punctuated by snowstorms and ferocious winds.


FixMyStreet
Flytipping, 28th November 

28 Nov 17

Fly tipping Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 132 Curtin Drive, Moxley Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog
November 20th – The last shreds of daylight, heading between… 

20 Nov 17

November 20th – The last shreds of daylight, heading between Tipton and Moxley on the canal in an overcast, damp Black Country late autumn Monday.


FixMyStreet
Van with mot 6 months out of date, 14th September 

14 Sep 17

There is an abandoned van that has mot 6 months out of date Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 4 Horace Partridge Road, Moxley Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Thick Oil On Pavement, 7th September 

7 Sep 17

There is thick oil all over the pavement making surface slippery, where the homeownrr has let his car leaked all over footpath Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 6 Wilkinson Road, Moxley Report…


Blues
Tilton Talk Best of part three 

29 Jun 17

Tilton Talk BCFC Radio Tilton Talk Part Three  features interviews from Carol Butcher (Scarf Lady) Neil Moxley from the Sunday …


Blog feature
Determined to capture canal before it was gone 

28 Jun 17

Two recent items in The Bugle caught my eye and I thought that I would respond with some additional comments.


Blog feature
Community Activities: Tea Party 

9 May 17

Community Vintage Tea Party 18th May 1.30-3.30pm @ Moxley Court, Sutton Rd, Wednesbury WS10 8SU Phone: 01902 404521 To raise community awareness about dementia and its impact on individuals as well as  promoting the memory club, newly refurbished …


Rugby
Birmingham City comment: Panos Pavlakis and TTA got it badly wrong with Gianfranco Zola 

18 Apr 17

It was a gamble that didn’t pay off, writes Neil Moxley…


News
New free school Darlaston Technology Primary coming to Walsall 

12 Apr 17

A NEW free school is coming to Walsall, it has been confirmed.


News
Special measures medical practice in Walsall faces closure if… 

24 Mar 17

AN inadequate medical practice in Walsall has been placed in special measures and told to improve or face closure.


News
Baths, sofas, armchairs and tables dumped in shocking Walsall… 

1 Mar 17

BATHS, sofas, armchairs and tables have all been dumped in yet another shocking fly-tipping in incident in Walsall and a local councillor has warned the problem is going to get worse before it gets better.


Blog
February 21st – Unfortunately, I forget my camera so just one… 

22 Feb 17

February 21st – Unfortunately, I forget my camera so just one picture for today, and that’s not brilliant, sorry.


News
Hussnains Convenience Shop in Rough Hay, Darlaston ‘targeted by… 

14 Feb 17

A WALSALL shop is being ‘targeted by a gang’, a local councillor has claimed.


Blog feature
A fond farewell to Teddy Gray, the Black Country’s king of rock 

8 Feb 17

DUDLEY will say goodbye to one of its best-known sons later this week, when the funeral of sweet factory legend Teddy Gray takes place at St Edmund’s Church.


News
​"Bridges not walls" vow Walsall campaigners on day of… 

20 Jan 17

CAMPAIGNERS walked through Walsall carrying a banner saying ‘bridges not walls’ today (Friday, January 20) on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th President of the United States of America.


Blog
December 19th – Near the Black Country Route in Moxley, the moss… 

20 Dec 16

December 19th – Near the Black Country Route in Moxley, the moss on this old hawthorn buss fascinates me.


Blog
December 15th – The cotoneaster this year seems to have not been… 

15 Dec 16

December 15th – The cotoneaster this year seems to have not been doing so well.


Blog
December 9th – Near the canal at Moxley, Darlaston, I found… 

10 Dec 16

December 9th – Near the canal at Moxley, Darlaston, I found these fascinating fungi – I’d stopped to undertake a quick mechanical adjustment, and had I not been crouched fiddling with the bike, I’d never have seen the rosy earthstars and what I …


Blog
December 7th – I had to go to Tipton late in the afternoon, and… 

8 Dec 16

December 7th – I had to go to Tipton late in the afternoon, and as I travelled through Moxley I spotted a familiar sight in the gathering dusk that was looking particularly splendid.


News
​£1.8m parking improvements for Bradley Lane Metro Station… 

4 Nov 16

IMPENDING improvements to parking facilities at a Metro station in Walsall have been welcomed.


News
‘Fear’ as speeding cars cause ‘chaos’ in Darlaston, Walsall 

28 Oct 16

SPEEDING cars are causing chaos and fear and scarring an area of Walsall, a councillor has claimed.


Blog
October 24th – Something out of the ordinary picked up by the… 

25 Oct 16

October 24th – Something out of the ordinary picked up by the ride cam as I hopped on the canal at Moxley on my way to Great Bridge on an errand at midday.


Blues
The Duke of Hazard 

23 Oct 16

The Duke of Hazard Vitalfootball:Birmingham:23/10/2016 10:25:00 Lukas Jutkiewicz’s inclusion has upset the balance of Blues’ play, according to Neil Moxley.


Sport
What became of the Stonefield Youth Club team? 

15 Aug 16

Mr K Hodson of Moxley, Wednesbury, has provided this photograph of a youth team he once turned out for.


Blog
June 24th – On my return, I was not alone on Friday afternoon… 

27 Jun 16

June 24th – On my return, I was not alone on Friday afternoon waiting out a sudden squall under a bridge in Moxley.


FixMyStreet
Parking on the corner restricting vision,access and use of footpath, 2nd May 

2 May 16

Look close at the picture and you will see another vehicle parked down the other road.


Blog
March 2nd – That old British adage ‘If you don’t like the… 

3 Mar 16

March 2nd – That old British adage ‘If you don’t like the weather, wait ten minutes’ was never truer than today.


News
Tributes paid to former Mayor of Walsall and "remarkable&quo… 

4 Jan 16

TRIBUTES have been paid to a remarkable stalwart of the Walsall community who sadly lost his battle with cancer earlier this week.


Council
Dog Care Day at Kings Hill Park 

25 Nov 15

The Friends of Darlaston South Parks have organised a free dog welfare day on Sunday 29 November at Kings Hill Park Darlaston from 10am – 3pm.


News
150 jobs on the way as British Airways flies into Moxley 

23 Nov 15

Moxley’s famous Ductile Wesson steelworks site is to be transformed into a British Airways base – creating around 150 jobs.


News
Fatal Moxley canal crash: Friends battled to save driver Dean Strong 

17 Nov 15

A father-of-two died after he lost control of his car and plunged more than 30ft into a canal, with his brain starved of oxygen for almost 15 minutes as his friends desperately tried to rescue him.


News
Darlaston canal tragedy: Calls to improve Black Country New Road after Dean Strong death 

5 Nov 15

There were calls to today to improve a section of the Black Country New Road used by thousands of drivers every day in Moxley.


News
Man rescued from Walsall canal car plunge dies 

9 Oct 15

POLICE have this afternoon confirmed that the man who was pulled from Walsall Canal by a passer-by after his car plunged some 30 foot from a road has died.


News
Driver dies after car plunges into Moxley canal 

9 Oct 15

A driver who was pulled from a car after it crashed into a canal in Walsall has died, police revealed this afternoon.


News
Man pulled from Walsall canal by passer-by after car plunges down… 

9 Oct 15

THE driver of a car was rescued from his submerged vehicle by a passer-by in Walsall overnight.


News
Calls for CCTV after another Moxley fire 

6 Oct 15

A call has been made to bring back CCTV cameras on waste land targeted by flytippers and arsonists following another fire.


News
Calls for action to be taken at Walsall arson blackspot 

30 Sep 15

A COUNCILLOR has called for a prevention plan to be implemented after it was revealed that West Midlands Fire Service have been called to one part of Walsall as a result of arson some 26 times since the start of the year.


News
Remembrance Sunday parades to change routes in Walsall due to… 

22 Sep 15

TRADITIONAL Remembrance Sunday parades will have to change routes due to police cuts.


Blog feature
The Ballad of Moxley Primary School 

24 Jul 15

This poem is about life in Moxley Primary School in the mid 1960s which sadly was demolished following an arson attack.


Blog
July 8th – on my return, late afternoon, crossing the Black… 

9 Jul 15

July 8th – on my return, late afternoon, crossing the Black Country Route at Moxley; that enduring, wonderful view of the church, rising above the bedlam of traffic and surrounding urban life.


Blog
June 15th – Here’s something that’s got me wondering: the Pleck… 

15 Jun 15

June 15th – Here’s something that’s got me wondering: the Pleck swan family are back to their nest.


News
New role created to help unemployed Walsall tenants find jobs 

9 May 15

A COMMUNITY connector has been appointed in Walsall as part of a 2.8 million project to get hundreds of people back into work.


News
Man arrested after knife siege at Sandwell farm 

9 May 15

A man from Moxley has been arrested after armed police sealed off a visitor centre following reports a worker threatened colleagues with a knife and held them hostage.


News
Jobs on horizon as lorry sales firm takes over disused car park 

8 May 15

Around a dozen jobs will be created after plans to transform a disused car park in Moxley as a site for commercial vehicle sales were given the nod.


Blog
April 15th – Zipping over to Tipton and Great Bridge on a sunny… 

16 Apr 15

April 15th – Zipping over to Tipton and Great Bridge on a sunny spring afternoon in Moxley, closing the Black Country Route I looked right to see Moxley Church, marooned by urban development, but still presiding over the urban chaos beautifully.


News
Man suffers ‘horrific’ injuries in Walsall pub attack following… 

30 Mar 15

A MAN suffered horrific injuries when he was viciously attacked in a Walsall pub following an argument over a game of pool.







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