The Cut: 26.02.2016 The week reviewed and updated


Friday 26th February 2016.

This week began with a flurry of activity around the barriers on Northfields Way and the arrival of more travellers. Followed, in the latter part of the week, with peace and quiet all round.

On Sunday, a letter to the Leader of Walsall Council, Cllr Bird, asked three key questions:

3. When can Clayhanger residents expect the barriers to be erected?

The first two questions were also asked under the Freedom Of Information Act 2000, which can be viewed publicly on What Do They Know? website. Walsall Council have acknowledged the request and will respond in full by 21st March.

Brownhills Bob is a great source of information when it comes to Local History and as such, his blog on the tennis courts which used to be on the site of the old brickworks, was one which fascinated me. Who knows what we are walking on top of?

The arrival of another caravan on Northfields Way on Monday tea time brought a rash of calls to the police and the Council from worried Clayhanger residents. Good to their word however, the family had moved on later Monday evening.

A straight answer to a straight question came on Tuesday. Cllr Bird confirmed that the barriers on Northfields Way would be on the agenda of the Scrutiny Committee on Tuesday 8th March. This is a public meeting which begins at 6pm in the Conference Room, The Council House, Lichfield Street, Walsall. WS1 1TW


Coming up…


Madwblog is exciting to be meeting up with Clayhanger’s very own award-winning florist next week! Look out for the profile on Floral Exuberance in On The Spot.

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