Home for Willenhall Flag Launch

Many thanks to everybody who turned up to see Mr Arthur Utley raise Willenhalls Flag outside its home, Willenhall Library on sat 8th November

The weather was awful but a good turnout for our guests The Mayor,Councillor Peter Smith who unveiled a plaque as a permanent reminder of the day the Willenhall Flag was launched which was donated by Brett Quinton Funeral Services Willenhall

Also our guests from our twinned town Drancy who was presented with a  flag from the Mayor to take back to Drancy.  Special thanks to the Willenhall/Drancy exchange for arranging our French guests to be present.

A few photos from the day courtesy of Darron Palmer Photography

Many thanks to The County Pub for laying on a buffet for us.

Walsall Council cutbacks to hit street cleaning

Streets will be swept just once a month in Walsall under the latest council cutbacks revealed.

Council bosses have announced that instead of cleaning the main routes through the borough once a fortnight as is currently the case they will be looked at every four weeks.

As a result officials have warned that drains could become blocked and that street cleaning, including the removal of graffiti and litter picking ,will be cut back as part of moves to save £477,000 in 2015/16.

There are fears the move could leave the area looking a mess but residents will be encouraged to take more ‘responsibility’ for the area they live in.

As part of the changes some 15 of the 58 ‘environmental operative’ jobs will be lost at Walsall Council and the number of mechanical sweepers will be slashed from two to one.

The council says it can not even pay for cover when staff are off sick or on annual leave – so roads could be left for even longer during the summer.

Chiefs have also scrapped a ‘gold standard’ of cleanliness after admitting they will not be able to attain it from now on.

A report on the cuts states: “The saving may affect the overall appearance and perceived cleanliness of neighbourhoods and the level of pride in local communities. To counter this possibility the council will encourage local communities to take greater responsibility for the cleanliness of their respective neighbourhoods and support them in doing so where it can.”

Bosses want to make savings of £29.2 million next year, with 487 jobs set to be axed between April 2015 and March 2017.

Blakenall Councillor Pete Smith said: “The streets will be full of extra waste anyway because of the bins being collected fortnightly. These are the worst cuts I’ve ever known.”

Full Story Here – Express & Star

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
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The FA Charter Standard

The FA
Charter Standard