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Green Flag success for Walsall parks 

29 Jul

Willenhall Memorial Park, Palfrey Park and Merrions Wood receive Green flag status.


Active Living Centres opening date announced 

20 Jul

The eagerly awaited opening date for both Oak Park and Bloxwich Active Living Centres became reality this week when the keys for both centres were handed over by contractors.


Walsall Arboretum Environment Day 9 July 

6 Jul

The annual free family ‘Environment Day’ is taking place on Saturday 9 July between noon – 5pm providing a range of awareness activities for all ages and a music stage on till 8pm.


Fun at Goscote Greenacres family music festival 

24 Jun

Walsall residents will have the chance to continue the summer music festival vibe for free on 17 July between 1 -5pm when Goscote Greenacres hold their annual family fun day.


Final phase of road improvement scheme is opened 

24 Jun

The opening of Bentley Mill Way marks the completion of a £26m highways improvement scheme started in 2013 that has brought together infrastructure improvements to four sites.


100 Organisations Celebrate Community Aspirations 

23 Jun

The ‘Aspire to Engage’ event on Monday 27 June will bring together 100 organisations from across the borough at one of the largest community showcase events ever held in the borough.


Fun sized band Dinky at Bands on the Beacon 

23 Jun

Local band Dinky to appear at Bands on the Beacon on 3 July, after a successful show last year, following launch of their album ‘Falling Satellites’ which was released at the end of 2015.


West Midlands Combined Authority formally launched 

20 Jun

West Midlands Combined Authority formally launched...


Gala Pool to re-open this Saturday 

16 Jun

The remodelled main pool at Walsall Gala Baths is to re-open at 7.30am this Saturday 18 June.


Walsall Businesses back Bands on the Beacon 

13 Jun

Following the big success of the Artisan Market at last year’s Bands on the Beacon the ‘Made By’ group will be making a return visit to this year’s event on 3 July.


More Walsall Council news


FixMyStreet »

Asbestos Pre-fab Building, 26th July 

26 Jul

Dismantled ASBESTOS pre-fab building debris dumped @ garages / path / road grassland @ 11am 26 July opposite Abu Bakr School ...


Street lighting out, 26th July 

26 Jul

Lamp post 9 on Redhouse Lane, Aldridge.


Vehicle not moved for over 3 months, 25th July 

25 Jul

A blue Peugeot is parked in Barrow Close which hasn't moved for over 4 months, it's causing parking issues.


Restricted passage due to overgrown brambles, 24th July 

24 Jul

Pavement very narrow at the best of times but now one almost has to walk in the road this is a very busy road ( chase road) very dangerous for children Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Street...


Pavements are in a dangerous condition in St. John’s road., 20th July 

20 Jul

This road was first laid approximately fifty years ago , it has never been resurfaced since, the pavements have been dug up by various utility services and then patched up so many times that it is now dangerous for elderly people like myself...


Cracked and lifting slabs with moss in pavement, 20th July 

20 Jul

The paths are slabbed and most have lifted or cracked and very uneven.


Shrubs on Highways causing a obstruction, 19th July 

19 Jul

These shrubs on the Highways on Windsor St in Palfrey, Walsall have been causing a obstruction from some months as drivers and pedestrians can't see oncoming vehicles, or pedestrians crossing the road.


Fridge-freezer dumped on Church Road, 17th July 

17 Jul

Fridge-freezer dumped on Church Road near front of Holy Trinity Short Heath.


More FixMyStreet


Freedom of information requests »

Information on salaries and staff 

29 Jul

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Becky Selmer on 29 July 2016 .


Use of independent solicitors in SEN appeals against Walsall Council 

29 Jul

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Ken Upton on 29 July 2016 .


Information on salaries and staff 

28 Jul

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Becky Selmer on 28 July 2016 .


SEN Accountability 

28 Jul

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Ken Upton on 28 July 2016 .


School Fines Walsall 

28 Jul

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Jon Platt on 28 July 2016 .


ERP System 

27 Jul

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Zain on 27 July 2016 .


Use of independent solicitors in SEN appeals against Walsall Council 

27 Jul

Internal review request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Ken Upton on 27 July 2016 .


Use of independent solicitors in SEN appeals against Walsall Council 

27 Jul

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Ken Upton on 27 July 2016 .


Receipt Issue Policy 

27 Jul

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Chris Smith on 27 July 2016 .


Education Health Care Plans 

26 Jul

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Elina Miezite on 26 July 2016 .


More Freedom of information requests


NHS »

NHS Walsall CCG appoints new Chair 

24 Mar

NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Anand Rischie as the organisation’s new Chair as of the 1st April 2016, following recent elections to the Governing Body involving local GP practices...


Don’t be caught out by severe weather 

4 Feb

Doctors across Walsall are urging people – especially elderly family members and neighbours – to make sure they are stocked-up with medicines and supplies as weather forecasters predict unsettled weather and cold snaps.


New Walsall Urgent Care Centre building officially opened 

4 Feb

The new £1m building for Walsall’s Urgent Care Centre (Community Site) at the Saddlers Centre, Bridgeman Street, was officially opened today (28 January).


Childhood cold or flu – do you know the difference? 

20 Jan

It’s the time of year when colds and flu are doing the rounds in schools and nurseries across Walsall.


Residents give Walsall’s new Urgent Care Centre thumbs-up 

14 Jan

Walsall’s Urgent Care Centre received the seal of approval from local community members who visited the new site this week, to get a first-look at the newly-renovated building located at the Saddler’s centre.


Keep Warm, Keep Well This Winter 

14 Jan

NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding residents to keep warm and keep well over the next few weeks as the country braces itself for the arrival of winter weather.


Get well soon without antibiotics 

6 Jan

Don’t go straight for antibiotics if you are feeling ill – that’s the warning from GPs across Walsall.


Walsall’s new Urgent Care Centre building Prepares to Open 

21 Dec

The new building for Walsall’s Urgent Care Centre at the Saddlers Centre is almost complete, with renovations on schedule.


More local NHS services than ever available this Christmas and New Year 

21 Dec

NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is advising Walsall residents that there are more local NHS services than ever if they fall ill or need health advice over Christmas and New Year.


Walsall schools to take part in pilot to improve mental health services for children 

15 Dec

Hundreds of children across Walsall will benefit from improved access to local mental health services, following the Government’s announcement that Walsall has been chosen to be part of a new national pilot scheme.


Get your flu jab now. It’s free because you need it! 

29 Oct

Autumn is here and the nights are drawing in, so it’s really important we take the time to look after ourselves, and one of the best things we can do is get the flu jab.


Shoppers encouraged make a pledge to stay well this winter 

27 Oct

Shoppers in Wolverhampton will be urged to “stay well this winter” using a series of large pledge cards at events in the city this weekend (30 and 31 October).


More NHS


Westminster »

Speed limit and traffic calming on Monmouth Road in Walsall | Petitions | Commons debates 

21 Jul

Thank you very much, Mr Speaker.


Counter-ISIL Coalition Strategy | Oral Answers to Questions – Education | Commons debates 

20 Jul

If the Secretary of State wants agreement across the House, he seems to be going the wrong way about it.


Counter-ISIL Coalition Strategy | Oral Answers to Questions – Education | Commons debates 

20 Jul

If the Secretary of State wants agreement across the House, he seems to be going the wrong way about it.


Counter-ISIL Coalition Strategy | Oral Answers to Questions – Education | Commons debates 

20 Jul

If the Secretary of State wants agreement across the House, he seems to be going the wrong way about it.


Summer Adjournment | Bill Presented – Criminal Cases Review Commission (Supplementary Powers) Bill | Commons debates 

16 Jul

There is a travel subsidy, but because it is over-subscribed, I think it is for those outside the M25.


NHS Reform | Business of the House | Commons debates 

16 Jul

The Secretary of State has not outlined what steps should be taken to recruit, train and retain front-line staff who are key to patient safety.


Burma | Oral Answers to Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Commons debates 

14 Jul

Will the Minister raise with the United Nations the possibility of Ban Ki-Moon leading a delegation to Rakhine state to ensure humanitarian access...


Burma | Oral Answers to Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Commons debates 

14 Jul

Will the Minister raise with the United Nations the possibility of Ban Ki-Moon leading a delegation to Rakhine state to ensure humanitarian access...


Business of the House | Commons debates 

9 Jul

Millions of people will lose out as a result of the Budget, but, regarding other business next week, is the Leader of the House aware that despite all his denials, there will be a dishonest attempt to legalise foxhunting? A 90-minute debate...


Electronic Government | Cabinet Office | Written Answers 

9 Jul

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how members of the public can access Government-commissioned reports on the gov.


More Westminster




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