Official Flag launch & unveiling of plaque outside Willenhall Library with A Flag Presentation to our visitors from Drancy FRANCE, our twinned town. Sat 8th November 2014

We will be officially flying the flag high outside Willenhall Library which is home to the towns permanent flag pole after having been granted permission from Walsall Council along with our plaque which has been donated by Brett Quinton Funerals and made by Lasting Memorials based in Willenhall, both which will be a permanent reminder of Flying the Flag for Willenhall and putting Willenhall back on the map!

This has been tied in with our overseas visitors from Drancy, FRANCE (via The Willenhall/ Drancy Twinning Association) who will officially receive our town flag on behalf of Drancy.

We are honoured to have amongst the guests, Mr Arthur Utley who is an ex-serviceman who took part in Normandy Landings who has represented Willenhall in Drancy for the 8th May Commemorations, who will raise the flag for Willenhall which will also be a mark of our remembrance for WW1 Commemorations.
Councillor Peter Smith, Mayor of Walsall on behalf of willenhallaywe.co.uk will unveil the plaque outside the library before presenting our town flag to our visitors.

The presentation will take place above the library where the Willenhall Council Chambers still exist today with our guests and those of The Willenhall/Drancy Twinning Association along with the French Delegation which consist of Mr LASTAPIS Michel (A deputy mayor with responsibility for housing and health, Mme BOUTHORS Jacqueline (A councillor with special interest in the Food Market
Mr BOUTHORS Stéphane (Chairman of the Drancy Twinning Committee)
Mme SERVAIS Michèle ( Treasurer of the Drancy Twinning Committee)

We will have Glyn Marston; flag design winner Adam Leonard and other key guests who have supported us all the way right upto where we find ourselves today! Our very own permanent flagpole to fly the flag for Willenhall.

For our guests a buffet will be provided, which has been kindly provided by The County Pub, fantastic support from local business ‘ as always including AFB Community who has supported us with all our events and on this occasion helping with providing a photographer to mark this auspicious occasion.

We look forward to seeing you all outside Willenhall Library on Saturday Nov 8th at 11.30am.

The Willenhall/Drancy Twinning Association

Willenhall first became twinned with Drancy in 1959 when Willenhall had
its own council. When it became part of Walsall (as Walsall already had
a twinning with Mulhouse) some of the committee members decided to
continue the twinning and received a small grant from Walsall Council
which ceased several years ago. The Mayor of Drancy, Maurice Niles,
understood the problem and was happy to continue the twinning even
though Willenhall no longer had its own separate council.
Since 1959 many different types of exchanges have taken place including
children’s exchanges, various sports exchanges, art exchanges, music
exchanges, trades unions, ex servicemen and women and old people.
During the current year there has been an art exchange, a running club
exchange and an ex serviceman’s exchange. A delegation from the Drancy
Twinning Committee is present in Willenhall from 7th – 10th November
this year in order to receive the new Willenhall flag on behalf of
Drancy, to take part in the walk to Lane Head Cenotaph on Remembrance
Sunday and to attend a Protocol Meeting with the Willenhall Twinning
Committee in order to plan future exchange visits.
James Mills (Chairman)
Sandra Buckley (Vice Chairman)
Brian Bucklely ( Treasurer)
Norma Mills (Secretary)

Willenhall Drancy Exchange Association

Willenhall Drancy Exchange Association

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!!

Winning flag is unveiled for Willenhall by Walsall Advertiser

A NEW flag has been unveiled for Willenhall following a long-running competition.

Pubs, homes and businesses around the town are set to fly the striking design by Adam Leonard, who was announced as the competition winner at Willenhall Carnival.

“I feel very proud to have my design as Willenhall’s new flag,” said an ecstatic Adam, from Ashmore Park.

“Putting Willenhall back on the map with a flag to represent it is a huge achievement and I hope it will bring the community together.”

More than 70 designs entered the competition, which was organised by voluntary group Willenhall Ay We.co.uk.

These were then shortlisted to six, which then went to a public vote.

The winning flag was unveiled by local fund-raiser Glyn Marston.

He said: “The flag is a symbol of the community of Willenhall coming together and making things happen for the town.

“Willenhall folk are great folk and we deserve a flag to showcase our pride.”

Adam, who works at Middleton Foods, also received £100 prize money, kindly donated by The Royal George Pub in Willenhall.

“I truly hope that this is the starting point of putting Willenhall back on the map,” said Kalie Plant, of Willenhall Ay We.co.uk.

Story here

Many thanks to Walsall Advertiser for their support and promotion of our project.

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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Happy 1st Birthday to US :-)

We have successfully completed our first year March 6th! Hip Hip Hooray!

With the excitment of #flyingtheflagforwillenhall, we nearly missed it!

We hope that we have helped and promoted our hometown, Willenhall in a positive way which has been our aim from day one. Along the way we have had great support from our members who have been loyal as always with an added bonus of raising funds for our chosen charity, CANCER RESEARCH.

We have promoted various local events as well has taking part in these events. We have raised profiles of business’, and community organisations in the process.

We hope to increase our presence in the future and plan to build on what we are all about – Promoting our Hometown!!

This year has seen us promote and organise ‘Design a Flag for Willenhall’ Competition, which will firmly put Willenhall on the map! We will fly that flag high!

A very big thank you to every person and business in Willenhall for their support!

Happy 1st Birthday :-)

“The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.” – Debbi Fields

We love Willenhall <3

Lets all do a bit – RACE FOR LIFE 2014

We at Willenhall Ay We.co. uk are joining in this years Race for Life, West Park, 18th June, to raise more funds for our chosen charity #cancerresearch, which we do all year around.

Its a great cause and a great charity!

Race for Life

WAW Girls Race for Life Event Check here for more details or join WAW.

Our JUSTGIVING page

Recently crowned Miss Black Country, Shelley- Marie is also calling on your support –

“On Sunday 18th May 2014 at 11am I will be taking part in the Race for Life at the Walsall Arboretum to raise money for Cancer Research UK. However I won’t be running, jogging or walking it alone. I have signed up as a group, ‘Miss BC’s Girls’. My aim is to try and get as many family, friends and ladies of the Black Country as I can to join me as Miss Black Country’s Girls in the race to support Cancer Research UK. If you are interested in joining ‘Miss BC’s Girls’ then please send me a message and I will send you all the information you need to join. Come on ladies!”

Black Country Girls via Black Country Queen, Shelley-Marie Race for Life Event See for details

Race for Life – Team WAW

Race for Life

Continuing with our fundraising for 2014

www.willenhallaywe.co.uk once again raising funds for our chosen charity!

Come and join TEAM Willenhall Ay We and help us raise money for our chosen charity CANCER RESEARCH

Wolverhampton
Wed 18 Jun 2014 19:30 5k

Register here

Run or Walk
Children welcome :-)

Our justgiving page