Beauty students are totally made-up by launching their own salon

Beauty students from Walsall Adult & Community College (WACC) have proved they’re a cut above the rest by putting their newfound skills to the ultimate test by opening their own salon.
Thirty-year old Sarah Workman and Claire Parsons aged 40 are totally ‘made up’ about their new venture, having launched their new business, Angels Beauty Salon in Coltham Road, Short Heath, just six weeks ago.

The new business partners – who only met at WACC 16 months ago – offer a wide range of treatments including body wraps, facials, reflexology, a variety of massages and nail art – skills garnered from various courses they completed at college.

Angels Beauty

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Walsall Adult & Community College has a range of courses for its new academic year starting in September.

To find out more call 01922 663000.

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New Invention Methodist Church – the closure April 2014

New Invention Methodist Church – More than 162 years of Witness

Information taken from New Invention Methodist Church – Commemorative Booklet ( 1898 – 2013)

Methodism began in New Invention village in cottage meetings of miners, farmers, locksmiths and labourers, long before a building existed. It began because of the men and women who wished to bring others to Christ. Later, Mr J Squire, the lock manufacturer, allowed the society to meet for Sunday Services in his warehouse which had to be cleaned on the Saturday afternoon, ready for Sunday Worship.
In 1851 the first place of worship was built. It held about 100 people in all. In 1879 permission was granted to purchase a piece of land for the New Chapel, however it took 19 years before it came to fruition.
In 1898 the Foundation Stone was laid. In September 1898 arrangements were submitted for the opening of the New Church. At this point the Old Church was vacated and used as a Sunday School.

In April 1989 the Sunday School was burned down after an arson attack and a new building opened in November 1990, through insurance money and further £10000 raised.

The Church closed its doors earlier this year in April – a selection of photos taken after most of the alter had been stripped. Photos include various stones with names of those that contributed, fundraised,or donated to the church/new Sunday School.

A selection of photos

160-year-old Willenhall church forced to shut down

Worshippers at a church that has been a focal point of the community for more than 160 years bowed out with a celebration service after being forced to close the doors because of a dwindling congregation and rising running costs.

New Invention Methodist Church was set up in the 1840s with the first meetings held in cottages before the actual church itself was built.

The original chapel was constructed in Lichfield Road in 1851, but, as attendances grew, the existing red brick building on the opposite side of the road opened for worship in 1898.

Despite the sadness of closing down, the congregation held a thanksgiving service attended by more than 130 people to celebrate its ministry in the community for well over a century.

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Exciting news for people living in the New Invention, Short Heath and Coppice Farm areas of Willenhall

Here’s some exciting news for people living in the New Invention, Short Heath and Coppice Farm areas of Willenhall – proposals for outdoor gyms and exercise trails.
Consultation session today at 3pm, Holy Trinity Church, Coltham Rd, Short Health. Come and see the plans and have your say.
Or, come to sessions on Sat 8 Feb The Square at Willenhall, 10am-12noon, Coppice Farm Way shops 1pm-3pm.

Via Our Walsall – Facebook Page

New bus routes to improve Black Country journeys

Changes to bus timetables have taken effect in the Black Country – with bosses promising they will mean faster and more convenient services.

Routes and timetables have been revamped and councillors insist changes mean improvements for passengers. Transport authority Centro and bus companies including National Express West Midlands have overhauled the network between Wolverhampton and Willenhall, with some changes, including those affecting services to New Cross Hospital, following requests from passengers.

The new-look network was launched at New Invention by Wolverhampton councillor Judith Rowley, Walsall councillor Ian Shires and Toni Tipper, Wolverhampton acting general manager, at National Express West Midlands.

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Justice Secretary visits New Invention – The Square

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling paid a visit to The Square in New Invention to talk about the problems of anti-social behaviour. Pizza by Carlos,  owner Carlos explained the problems they had personally encountered.

Picture below with Carlos, Chris Grayling, Ben Gray, Conservative Council Candidate for Willenhall North, Douglas Hansen-Luke, Prospective MP for Walsall North and Peter Heyhoruk, Short Heath activist.

Cabinet Minister coming to Willenhall on Thursday 12th Dec

Chris Grayling, Minister for Justice, will be visiting Willenhall eACT at 1130 to speak to A level students on working in the law.

At 1230 Chris Grayling will be visiting Pizzas by Carlos at the Square in New Invention to talk about the problems of anti-social behaviour.

About Chris Grayling

New Invention Big Clean Up and Fun day!

A selection of photos from the Funday!

Another successful event in Willenhall with more free burgers and hot dogs! Well done to all that put on the show.

Nicola Holmes – Area Manager At Walsall Partnership, said,

‘Great turn out, great weather and lots of fun.

Huge thanks again to IYPSS, ASB Unit, Police, Fire, Ambulance Services , Caldmore Accord Housing, whg, Environmental Heath, Walk On Walsall, Willenhall McDonalds, Moo Moo, Street Games, Allens Rough Residents Association, NHS Cancer Screening, Lighthouse Children’s Centre, Helen EmmsAaron HolmesJoanna StewartTina Dalton WorkChristine Unal Was Addiss for all coming along and especially for those volunteers too!

Always impressed by the great community involvement we see in New Invention each time we do an event’

A full list of all those that were present and made it happen –

Nicola Holmes -Area Manager – Willenhall, Short Heath and New Invention

Sgt Lonsdale – Willenhall North Neighbourhood Police Team

Steve Ward – Station Commander for Willenhall Fire Station

Lusia Gallagher and James Cooksey – Willenhall Integrated Youth Services

Tanya Shore – Willenhall Anti Social Behaviour Officer

Walsall Housing Group – there was Robert Steventon – Willenhall Estates Manager, Helen Emms, Community Safety Officer, Barbara Fairclough Resident Engagement Manager and their collegues

Caldmore Housing Association – Angela Jennings(Housing) and Tina Dalton (Time 4 Real Coordinator)

Lighthouse Children’s Centre team

Allens Rough Residents Association – Chairperson Stuart Hodges

Walsall Council Sports Development Team

NHS Cancer Screening – Naheed Razzaq

Street Games – Kim Clarke

Colin Simpson and Wendy Evans – Street Champions, New Invention Community Forum

Walsall Council Environmental Health Team – Sarah Heath and Neil Butler