Monthly Archives: May 2011

Preliminary work begins on York’s Bridge

Walsall Council has released details about the possible replacement of the historic York’s Bridge on Norton Road, as part of a modernisation scheme. Consulting Engineers Atkins, which has been appointed to design the structure, has already started to undertake nature surveys … Continue reading

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Litter pick in Pelsall

The Common’s Rangers are organising a two-hour litter pick in Pelsall  on Thursday, June 2. Anyone wishing to take part should meet by the Church Road Gardens at 1pm. Participants will be assigned to a group leader to help clean … Continue reading

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Pelsall playground wins funding boost

Campaigners have won £51,000 towards revamping the tired playground on Pelsall Common. Coun Marco Longhi revealed that the bid by Friends of Pelsall Common and Walsall Council to the Trustees of Cory Environmental Trust has been successful. It means, with other … Continue reading

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Coun Perry now Walsall’s mayor

Congratulations to Pelsall Councillor Garry Perry, who was sworn in as Walsall’s youngest Mayor last night. The councillor, who is chairman of the Pelsall Pride Partnership, has represented the village since 1998 and said he was looking forward to making his … Continue reading

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Pelsall bodybuilder to compete in British Championships

A self-trained bodybuilder from Pelsall is to compete in the British championships after winning his first qualifying contest. Ian Hutchinson, from Peolsford Road, won the UK Federation of Bodybuilding Qualifier at Bodypower Expo at Birmingham NEC on Saturday (May 21, … Continue reading

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Plans to demolish York’s Bridge unveiled

Plans are afoot to demolish York’s Bridge in Pelsall. The bridge, which is next to the Fingerpost Pub, on Norton Road, could be replaced with a wider one alongside. The plan, right, is now with Walsall Council’s planning department. Click … Continue reading

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Coun Longhi calls for barrier to be installed

Councillor Marco Longhi has written about his frustration at the lack of action by private landowners and Walsall Council to build a barrier on land that is frequented by travellers. Coun Longhi  said he was angry that despite assurances two … Continue reading

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