Willenhall transport firm Aspray24 in expansion talks

A top transport firm in Willenhall is set to expand and create more jobs.

Aspray24 wants to increase the size of its 17-acre head office in Noose Lane.

The firm which employs more than 700 people across the UK and has over 550 trucks want to take over neighbouring land.

Discussions have been taking place with Hammond Case and Pallet over the site, which would see them move to improved premises elsewhere. It comes after Aspray24 have already taken over the former George Carter site in Park Road to create a warehouse. Bosses say they are keen to continue to grow, safeguard and bring new jobs.

An application has been lodged with Walsall Council for planning permission to use the Hammond’s site, if acquired, to create more lorry space.

Full E & S story here

Have your say on Walsall Council’s budget

Council bosses in Walsall have launched their budget consultation as they start to prepare proposals that will save £85 million over the next four years.
Phase one of the budget consultation asks borough residents and businesses which services they would choose to protect, reduce or cease.
From 1-29 September 2014, council staff will be available at the First Stop Shop and libraries to capture people’s feedback – exact dates, times and venues can be found at Click here – Budget consultation – Financial Year 2015-16

Councillor Sean Coughlan, Leader of Walsall Council, said: “The council has already saved £75 million over the last 4 years and I’m sure there are more efficiencies still to be made – but realistically we are going to need fundamental changes in the way local services are provided.
“We need help in making some difficult decisions. This could be the toughest year yet of savings.
“Some services will remain, some will be run differently and some will have to cease. Some things that have been free we may need to charge for and where there are already charges these may increase.
“This isn’t going to be easy for us and I know that Walsall people won’t all be happy with every decision we make.
“That’s why I’m launching the budget consultation now. We need to know the priorities of our residents and businesses.”

In phase two of the budget consultation, when the draft budget proposals are published, Walsall Council will be seeking the comments of residents and businesses through to February 2015.

Full Info here

Lettings & More – Willenhall

Lettings & More Market Place Willenhall

Lettings & More
Market Place

Lettings & More have been opened just over a year now – taking over the old Sportsline shop

Lettings & More

11 Market Place


Tel – 01902 608608

Manager – Peter Kajla
Opening Times
Monday to Friday 10am -4pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm

Lettings & More offer mortgage advise, renting and selling property, help working and non-working people find homes.

Full details can be found on WEBSITE

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New Walsall leader Councillor Sean Coughlan has announced the new cabinet for Walsall Council

Councillor Sean Coughlan, Leader of Walsall Council, has announced his new cabinet following the successful motion from Labour councillors at this week’s council meeting to take control of the council.

Thirty one members voted for the motion, 12 against and 16 abstained.

The council was previously run by a minority Conservative administration as no party has overall control.

Councillor Mohammad Nazir will be Deputy Leader and will cover the Regeneration portfolio.
Children’s services will be covered by Councillor Barbara Cassidy.
Councillor Khizar Hussain will have responsibility for Community, Leisure and Culture.
Environment and Transport will be covered by Councillor Lee Jeavons.
Councillor Diane Coughlan will be responsible for the Social Care portfolio.
Health will be covered by Councillor Ian Robertson.
Councillor Keith Chambers will be a member of the cabinet with responsibility for Personnel and Business Support.

Councillor Sean Coughlan, leader of Walsall Council, said: “We face some challenging issues, but we have a vision of where we want Walsall to be and we look forward to turning this into a reality.”

Full Info here

27 homes to be built on Willenhall wasteland

Homes are to be built on the site of an historic manufacturing firm after fresh regeneration plans were backed by the council.

Land which used to be the old offices of George Carter (Pressings) Ltd in Willenhall will be transformed for a mix of 27 homes and flats.

There were previous plans for just over 20 properties at the old office site of the 179 year-old firm in Clothier Street.

But they failed to get off the ground and new proposals have been approved by Walsall Council under delegated powers.

The long-standing George Carter firm shut in 2009 and the nearby main production site in Park Road was taken over by Aspray as part of its expansion.

Full Express & Star story here

Best of British Town 2014 Event – General Photos

A selection of photos from this years Best of British town event.

We raised a lovely £88 towards our chosen charity Cancer Research which was added to our recent Race for Life event – giving us a total of £366.00. Many thanks to local buiness’ who donated raffle prizes, inc Morrisons, Tescos, Teet Shirts and big thanks to Imperial Cakes for our super WAW Cake!

Through Willenhallaywe.co.uk, we have raised over £1100, many thanks to you all!

You can still donate be clicking on the link below –
Our Race For Life Page

Our next charity raffle with some bumper prizes will be our Christmas Town Event Sat 6th Dec – See ya there 🙂

Cross Street Trading

Another shop in Willenhall town that was closed for a long time is now open!

Cross Street Trading, Cross Street, Willenhall ( next Butlers Butchers)

Cross Street trading

Cross Street trading


Cross Street trading is like an Aladdins Cave –  a shop of hidden gems, items that have been forgotten about, worth a visit.

Inside Cross Street Trading

Inside Cross Street Trading

The shop is also partly ‘Willenhall Vaping’ – for all your vaping needs

Willenhall Town Football Club awarded the FA Charter Standard

Announcement made by WTFC Offical

Breaking News!
Willenhall Town Football Club is delighted to be able to confirm this evening that it has been awarded the FA Charter Standard, confirmed formally late this afternoon by Birmingham County FA.
The Charter Standard Programme looks to provide recognition to those clubs who:

Demonstrate good practice
Adhere to FA policies and procedures
Commit to Raising Standards

We will shortly receive our Award Pack, Certification, Plaque, Logo etc, but BCFA kindly shared with us late this afternoon that Willenhall Town Football Club have indeed been awarded the Charter Standard and can formally let everyone know – The Club has now been added to the list of those clubs who hold the award.

In time we aspire to progress through the different levels of the programme but this is for the Club and all those people now associated with the Club both on and off the pitch, managing and playing that we have turned a corner and begin to develop the Club beyond what it is and has been.

I would like to thank everyone who has contributed their views, opinions and time to achieving this Award, but in the main and with all due respect the Club is grateful to its Treasurer and Charter Standard Officer, Sharon Hall for her work in pulling everything together and in record time.

Simon D. Hall
Chairperson & Director
Willenhall Town Football Club
#redarmy @wtfcofficial .

The FA Charter Standard

The FA
Charter Standard

Walsall markets in £110,000 profit boost

A profit of almost £110,000 was made from markets in Walsall – with the main town centre offering covering losses at the other council run pitches, latest figures have revealed.

The cash raked in from the historic Walsall Market helped to make up a shortfall from both Willenhall and Bloxwich.

Overall the market service made a profit of £109,292 during the 2013/14 financial year.

Regeneration chief councillor Adrian Andrew said that despite making losses the two district centre pitches play an important role.

“They are incredibly important to Willenhall and Bloxwich, we want to try and support all markets as much as we can as they support the district centres.”

Income from Willenhall was £62,310 with expenditure £87,994, in Bloxwich it was £58,128 and £66,035 respectively.

Full Express & Star story here