Ian Shires

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Willenhall North Ward, Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Walsall MBC Learn more

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Lots of good stuff going on in our Locality

by Ian Shires on 11 April, 2018

The Loft Youth Club – New Invention Square

Frank F Harrison Community Association is proud to introduce The Loft Youth Club situated at New Invention Square, 1st floor Community Centre (above Greggs) every Thursday evening 5:15pm – 7:45pm for young people aged 9 – 15 years.

The youth centre has been designed to include a nail and beauty station, ultra-violet disco room, arts & crafts section, cooking facilities along with general youth activities of pool table, air hockey, laptops, music, consoles and board games.

Willenhall Memorial Park Events

Walsall Walk On Taking place at Willenhall Memorial Park

Walsall Walk On is a programme of led walks in parks and countryside sites across the borough of Walsall. The walks are delivered by both a qualified walk leader and back marker to be able to cater for a range of abilities. All walks are free of charge. Walsall Walk On has a range of walks that vary from 30 minutes to 90 minutes.

At Willenhall memorial park there are walks on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10.30am.

Please arrive 15 minutes early.

Contact:  Stuart Terry: Community Activity Co-ordinator; Phone: 01922 658080 Email: stuart.terry@walsall.gov.uk


Bandstand concerts Taking place at Willenhall Memorial Park

Willenhall Memorial Park will be holding a series of free musical events this summer for the whole family to enjoy at the park’s bandstand.

Organized and funded by The Friends of Willenhall Memorial Park, the afternoon concerts will be catering for all musical tastes ranging from jazz to choirs.

All Bandstand Concerts take place on Sundays.

An additional performance takes place on Saturday 11th August for Willenhall Park’s First World War Commemoration Day

Sunday 24th June


The Rock
Sunday 1st  July


Irish Band
Sunday 8th July


Salvation Army

Have a Field Day Activities

Sunday 15th July


Willenhall Singers
Sunday 22nd July HELP
Sunday 29th July


Yam Yam Elvis
Sunday 5th August


Walsall Brass Band
Saturday  11th August



First World War Commemoration Day


Great Wyrley Brass Band and


Salvation Army Band

Sunday 12 August


Miss Fortunes
Sunday 19 August


Vicky Jayne
Sunday 26th August


Salvation Army
Sunday 2nd September Lock Stock Festival


Fusion Fitness Taking place at Willenhall Memorial Park

Fusion Fitness are starting a new range of activities in Willenhall Memorial park each week from 16th April. All sessions meet at the Pavilion

Fusion Fitness Timetable as from Monday 16th April

Monday 5.00pm-6.30pm Weight loss, toning exercise & fitness sessions. Meet at Pavilion
Monday 6.45pm-7.45pm


Weight loss, toning exercise & fitness sessions. Meet at Pavilion
Tuesday 9.15am-1015am Buggy Fitness

Fitness for you and baby too!

 Meet at Pavilion
Wednesday 5.00am-6.30pm Weight loss and fitness  Meet at Pavilion
Thursday 9.15am-10.15am Buggy fitness

Fitness for you and baby too

 Meet at Pavilion
Saturday 9.00am-10.00am Family fitness  Meet at Pavilion


Active Steps Taking place at Willenhall Memorial Park

Thursdays 2-3pm in the Pavilion

The programme will help you in being active and improve your confidence and independence.

It aims to reduce your risk of falling, by using exercises that work on your balance, strength, stamina, posture, mobility and co-ordination.


Abba tribute

In aid of St Giles Hospice & the Connor John Appeal

  • Willow’s Hall; Bath Street Willenhall WV13 2EY
  • Date Friday 29th June 2018
  • Tickets Adult £25.00 Children £10.00

Drinks Reception 6.30pm; 2 Course Indian Meal; Auction; Raffle; Disco

Tel: 07596 634281 or 01902 213 155

Tickets available at Crazy –Wicks Market Place Willenhall WV13 2AA


Darlaston Rotary

On Tuesday, 24 April, we are having our annual “Thank You Evening” at Darlaston Sports & Social Club, 16 The Leys, Darlaston, WS10 8DP commencing at 7.30pm.

This is when we give certificates to everyone who has helped us throughout the year.

This year, for the first time, we will also be awarding prizes to some local apprentices.

There will be a fish & chip supper and some entertainment all for the princely sum of £5.00.

Please let me know if you would like to join us.

Maurice Cryer 07976 426228 – on behalf of Darlaston Rotary


Department for Work and Pensions

***Are you aged 16-29 and interested in a career in the Gaming Industry? Grosvenor Casino are recruiting now! Information session at Bayard House on 18th April, no experience needed, contact your work coach to book you a space***

Apprenticeship news-

What’s happening in your local jobcentres (contact your work coach to book your place on any of the below)

  • BWOC are at Willenhall jobcentre on 18/4 as they are recruiting for telesales vacancies
  • Auctus Rail are at Bridle Court on 18/4 to assist 18-20 year olds with obtaining qualifications to work in the rail industry.
  • Perfection Foods have vacancies for Cake Decorators, interviews at Bayard House on 17/4
  • Makoto Bar are recruiting for various positions, interviews at Globe house on 23/4

Work Trial (Short trial leading to job for successful candidate)

  • Perfection Foods are looking to take on warehouse managers, interviews on 19/4 at Bayard House, ask your work coach to book you a slot.

Work Experience placements (Ask your work coach for more information)

  • Furniche House are looking to offer Admin work experience which could lead to a job for the right person.

From Department for Work and Pensions | Bayard House Jobcentre, 134-138 Lichfield St, Walsall WS1 1SP| 01922 853800| www.dwp.gov.uk




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