Councillor calls for more NHS services at Pelsall Village Centre

Pelsall councillor Marco Longhi has launched a petition to extend NHS services in the village.

The petition, to Dr Amrik Gill, chair of the Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group, calls for NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group to offer a combination of GP and other NHS services at the Pelsall Village Centre during weekends.

“At a time when people are being discouraged to attend our overstretched hospital it seems extraordinary that outreach services (e.g. minor treatment, podiatry or routine monitoring) are not available during extended hours at this modern and spacious facility,” he says.

“It is even more extraordinary that on a Saturday when the Library is attracting the largest number of people into the building that NHS services, as well as the pharmacy shop, are unavailable.

“Please ensure weekend access to GP and other hospital outreach services, and explore the viability of locating dentistry services at Pelsall’s Village Centre.”

Supporters can sign the petition here.



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Cyrille Regis guest star at Pelsall Villa Colts evening


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Shoppers donate food to foodbank

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Walsall North Foodbank volunteers

Kind shoppers have donated trolley-loads of food for the Walsall North Foodbank.

Volunteers from the Trussell Trust foodbank spent three days collecting donations from shoppers at Tesco Brownhills as part of their campaign to fill the shelves with two tonnes of long-life goods for when it opens at Pelsall Methodist Church next month.

Carpets Direct certA certificate of thanks has also been issued to a local business that has supported the new facility in Chapel Street.

Carpets Direct donated flooring material for the foodbank an fitted it free of charge.

Councillor Marco Longhi said the councillors approached the store after inspecting the foodbank premises after a meeting in May.

“We feel that this donation should not go unnoticed,” he said.

Earlier this year, One Stop, based in Lichfield Road, Brownhills, provided materials and labour to fit out the room.

Anyone who wants to donate food or can volunteer at the food bank, which will open on Tuesdays and Fridays, should telephone Rev Rob Farmer at St Mark’s Church on 01922 692550.


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Carnival 2014

Carnival photos – July 5 2014:

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The clear-up begins – July 5 (l-r) Councillor Gary Perry, Dave Wood, Councillor Marco Longhi

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Gemini staff

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Carnival timetable for July 5

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The carnival committee would also welcome volunteers to help with clearing the litter on Sunday, July 6. Just turn up  at the Common, by the crossroads Victoria Road, at 10.30am.

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Charity music festival to take place in village

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Open day at Pelsall Hall

Pelsall hall care home open day 2014

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