Parking consultation launched

Walsall Council has launched a consultation about parking outside Pelsall Village Centre (see proposals below).

Anyone wishing to comment on the proposals should contact the traffic management dept on 01922 650000 and quote reference PBW/DC/2265/3504. All comments/feedback must be submitted by June 27.

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Pelsall Villa FC ‘in danger of collapse’

Pelsall Villa Football Club is facing collapse unless it can find new committee members to take charge, it has been warned.Pelsall_Villa_F.C._logo

Committee member Mark Bentley said unless new volunteers could be found soon to help with the running of the club, there was a danger that the 116-year-old club could be wound up.

A meeting is being held next month (June) to discuss its future.

“It would be a real shame to see 116 years of history disappear and winding up the club is very much a last resort but there just aren’t enough people at the moment to run it,” he said. “We are governed by FA rules and need people in place to help run it.”

Mark said that the club, whose first team plays in the Midland Combination Premier Division, will struggle to continue next season because chairman Shaun Mason is standing down. Mark is unlikely to be able to take the role because of work commitments.

For the past 14 years, Shaun and Mark, both former players, have undertaken the majority of the work at the club between them, including chair, secretary, treasurer, and groundsmen.

“We need fresh people with new ideas to come in and help us, whether it’s for 10 minutes a week, an hour a week or if they can commit to more,” said Mark.

“There is a lot of interest in the club and we’ve no problem getting players; I’m always seeing people who ask how we are getting on but we’d love to see some of them play a more active role.”

The children’s teams, which comprise the under 8s, 12s, and 14s, would not be affected because they run independently.

A meeting is being held at The Bush pub, Walsall Road, on June 12 at 7.30pm.

Anyone is welcome to attend and volunteer their services to help the club survive.

For more details, telephone Mark Bentley on 07595 457353 or email:

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Carnival royalty announced

This year’s Pelsall Carnival Queen has been selected by the carnival committee.

Left to right: katie Boulton (maid of honour), Megan Cox (Carnival Queen), Charlotte Pountney (maid of honour)

Left to right: katie Boulton (maid of honour), Megan Cox (Carnival Queen), Charlotte Pountney (maid of honour)

Left to right: John Paul Copper (page, Larissa Mawby (princess), Erin Reynolds (Rosebud)

Left to right: John Paul Copper (page, Larissa Mawby (princess), Erin Reynolds (Rosebud)










Megan Cox is Queen elect and her maids of honour are Charlotte Pountney and Katie Boulton.

Princess is Larissa Mawby, Rosebud is Erin Reynolds, and Page (a new category for this year) is John Paul Copper.

More details to be added when we receive them.

Photographs by Steve Swain Photography.

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Driving school founder wins national award

The founder of a driving school that specialises in teaching nervous drivers and those with special educational needs has won a national common people

Pelsall-based Rio Driving Tuition, founded by Paul Fisher, won the Best Of … 2014 UK’s Most Loved Driving School after receiving commendations and recommendations from clients.

Rio (which stands for Right Instruction Only) was launched in 2010 but two years later expanded to become Safe Driver UK Ltd and now has four instructors.

Paul, who is formally trained in neuro-linguistic programming and clinical hypnosis and is a former senior care specialist, decided to use those skills to help nervous learners behind the wheel.

“I now regularly use carefully crafted sentences when teaching nervous people to drive to make them feel much more relaxed.  I also offer hypnotic trance sessions to combat pre-test nerves so that the candidate can perform to the best of their ability,” he said.

“We all feel very privileged to be making positive changes with people who are nervous about driving.  Winning this award is testament to all our hard work and dedication.”

Last year, Rio won “Most Loved Driving School in the West Midlands”, narrowly missing the UK title by just three votes.

The Mayor of Walsall, Coun Mohammed Nazir, presented Paul with his award at a ceremony at the Mayor’s Parlour.

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Bank Holiday Wolverhampton Road closure

Part of Wolverhampton Road is to close tomorrow (May 2) until next Tuesday for essential works to be carried out.

The road will close for the installation of a manhole and sewer connection for the new houses being built on the former garage site.

Walsall Council has arranged for an engineer to supervise critical stages to ensure that reinstatement of the road surface is up to specification, and to avoid unnecessary delays.

Coun Garry Pery said: “We have been kept informed via the developer of what is happening. This is essential work, which will pave the way for the completion of the £500,000 resurfacing programme of Wolverhampton Road and footpaths. This is very much welcomed.”

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Healthwatch meeting at village centre

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Items wanted for St Michael’s table-top and plant sale

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