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Willenhall Christmas Town Event - Live Stage

Willenhall Christmas Town Event – Live Stage

Willenhall’s Christmas Town Event has a great line up of live entertainment for you on Saturday 6th December!

We have had great joy in helping & sourcing live acts and performers for Willenhall Traders & Community Support Group for this years town event!

Starting at 10am, the stage will open with a new folk band Ma Brown’s Boyz!
The group consists of 4 men and 1 girl, all playing acoustic guitars, who will play a selection of music from folk, to easy listening rock and pop from all decades!

There will performances from Willenhalls Classic Academy of Dance & Theatre, Willenhalls Got Talent contestants inc Meg Bancroft and winners Alesi Summer and local lad Tom Edis…… we have the brilliant Yam Yam Elvis and introducing Keith Nicholls, self containted vocalist to Willenhall Town.

Introducing also local young lad Reece McConnell, who has previously performed in the West End and over in Europe in Thriller Live as young MJ!!

Please come along and the support the town event as Willenhall Entertains YOU!!!

Revamped Red Lion to become The Keymaster

Around 60 new jobs are being created over the coming months as a landmark pub is transformed into part of the Hungry Horse chain.

The 20th Century Willenhall pub, formerly known as the Red Lion, is currently undergoing a major refurbishment before it re-opens in December – in time for the Christmas season – as The Keymaster, renamed in tribute to Willenhall’s ties to the lock-making industry.

“We have made changes to the property itself and are now in the process of building a new team from people in the local community. We pride ourselves in creating a welcoming and atmospheric environment in all of our pubs and I am sure the Keymaster will be no different.”

Matt Brown, business unit director for Hungry Horse, said: “We are very excited about this addition to Hungry Horse and to be bringing our fun, great value and family friendly pub to Willenhall.

“Changing the name was not just to show that this is a fresh start for the pub but also because being part of the local community is important to us, so it is vital the name reflects this.

Work inside the pub, which began a month ago, includes knocking through the old function room to create a spacious open plan area offering a contemporary look throughout and will include HD TVs, leather booth seating areas complete with their own TVs and a play area for children.

The company says the pub will aim to offer ‘great value’ on its range of soft drinks, wines, lagers and real ales and on the Hungry Horse food menu, renowned for its sizeable Big Plate Specials.

Also inside the pub will be a pool table and darts board and there are plans for regular quiz nights and light entertainment.
Full E & S story here

Flying the Flag for Willenhall – We got a flagpole!

Finally, after todays meeting we can now confirm that Willenhall will be flying its flag high with a permanent flag pole which will be situated outside Willenhall Library.

Flag Pole to be erected within a week, with the launch of the flag to coincide with our final event to promote Willenhall and its flag!!

Further information to follow soon!!

Would you like to perform on stage – Willenhall Town Xmas Event?

Willenhall Town Christmas Event – Saturday 6th Dec 10am – 4pm

Market Place, WILLENHALL

We are looking for artists ie Dancers, Singers, Bands & Display Teams for this Live Stage at this years Christmas Town Event provided by Willenhall Traders and Community Support Group, Walsall Council.

See poster for more info!!

Perform Live on Stage!!

Perform Live on Stage!!

Please either contact us through our Facebook Page or email us on info@willenhallaywe.co.uk or you can contact Willenhall Traders and Community Support Group via –

Diane Mansell,
Regeneration Officer for Aldridge, Darlaston and Willenhall Town Centres
on Manselld@walsall.gov.uk

Look forward to hearing from you soon :-)

Punjabi Wolves Supporters Bike Ride from Wolves to Ypres

For all you Wolves Supporters :-)

“Places still available in Punjabi Wolves Supporters Bike Ride from Wolves to Ypres.

4/5/6th September 2014

Punjabi Wolves Supporters Group is excited to present your charity bike ride for 2014, cycling through 3 countries, over 300 miles, in 3 days. On top of raising money for five incredible charities, we are also commemorating the centenary of World War 1.

Have you ever wanted to raise money for charity but haven’t found the right time? Do you want to face an inspirational challenge whilst helping others who are less fortunate than yourself? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then it’s time to join Punjabi Wolves Support Group on this emotional and monumental journey. The challenge begins at Molineux on 4th September 2014 and finishes in Ypres, Belgium on 6th September 2014. If want to be part of this breath-taking event please inbox us

Punjabi Wolves Supporters Group are raising money for Promise Dreams, Compton Hospice, MS Society, British Heart Foundation, and Delete Blood Cancer.
#WW1ride”

Charity bike ride, cycling through 3 countries, over 300 miles, in 3 days

Charity bike ride, cycling through 3 countries, over 300 miles, in 3 days

Punjabi Wolves Supporters Group

Willenhall Royal British Legion to commemorate WW1 centenary

Willenhall ROyal British Legions will parade through town on Sunday 3rd August.

Important Info –
Willenhall Royal British Legion Parade Sunday 3rd August –
To commemorate 100 years of WW1

“This is the format for the Parade on Sunday 3rd August 2014 at 10-30, the ex-servicemen & women will meet in Cheapside, members of the public who wish to follow the parade no more than 2 abreast and please stay on the footpath nobody is to venture into the road this a stipulation of the parade and applies to us all. The Ex-service personnel begin at 10-45 this to allow any members of the public get to the Cenotaph too, the route is as follows Cheapside opposite the Crown public house heading towards Cross Street, turn left into Cross Street towards the Clock in Market Place, with the clock on our right hand side turn right up the pedestrian area, heading towards Stafford Street, this back to being on the footpath again continue till we turn left into cenotaph gates,at 11-00am we will pay homage to the fallen. A signal for the parade to disperse in an orderly manner, Mo from the Crown is laying on some food for those who were on the parade. I thank you all in advance of making this our most successful to date” – Bill Butler for Willenhall Royal British Legion

Walsall Mayor to attend Willenhall Flag Exhibition

Photo source - Our Walsall

Photo source – Our Walsall

We are pleased to announce, the Mayor of Walsall, Councillor Pete Smith will be our special guest along with Flag Designer Adam Leonard and Glyn Marston, at the opening of our exhibition at Willenhall Library on Saturday 19th July at 12.30.

Please come along and support this event where we will be showcasing Willenhall Flag designs by local school children who entered the competition

A selection of flag designs by school children

A selection of flag designs by school children

Light refreshments will be available – courtesy of AF Blakemore.

Park Fun Days enter 20th year

Times may have changed over the last 20 years but Walsall’s park fun days are still every bit as popular now as then – attracting thousands of visitors.
Organised by Walsall Council’s senior park rangers, this year’s dates have just been announced.
Events are being held between 23 July and 27 August across the borough’s parks and will feature stalls, activities and children’s rides.
They are free admission, but there will be charges to go on the rides.

Click here for Full Info

Willenhall planned Fun Day –

Wednesday 13 August
Willenhall Fun Day
Willenhall Memorial Park, Pinson Road, Willenhall

One more day to go – Willenhall Flag Launch

Well, the countdown certainly is here!!

1 Day to go as we unveil the flag that will represent our hometown – Willenhall.
Where better than, Willenhalls main annual event – Willenhall Carnival, Willenhall Memorial Park
Please come along and share in the celebrations as Glyn Marston, launchs the flag and literally will ‘Fly the Flag for Willenhall’. Take home your own flag with you, available from our stall ( Look out for our famous red gazebo)
The launch is expected to take place just after 1pm and the carnival is open from 11am.
Come and say hello, meet & greet as always, a warm welcome awaits you!

Try your luck on our Charity Raffle with all proceeds going to our chosen charity Cancer Research which will be added to our Race for Life page! Race for Life to take part on Wed 18th at West Park, look out for team www.willenhallaywe.co.uk

We have some great prizes donated from all local companies and business’, who once again supported us.
Most of all just come and celebrate as we all Fly the Flag for Willenhall, meet Design Winner and some of the shortlist finalists!

Look forward to seeing all our regular members and meeting new!

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Look whats on – Morrisons (Willenhall) Sat 7th June 2014

Pop down to your local Morrisons on Saturday as they raise money for SUE RYDER .
Sue Ryder.org provide incredible hospice and neurological care to people with life-changing illnesses.

From 10am, staff will be dressed up partying as its the end of Britains Got Talent!

A member of staff will be sitting in a big bucket for everyone to tip tins of spaghetti of them, a raffle, Guess how many sweets, a member of staff will be showing off her singing skills and lots more, raising money for the above!!

Further info will be added – Please pop along and help a worthy cause :-)