Monthly Archives: June 2019

Artist’s impression of Alexander Stadium for Commonwealth Games

Plans showcasing the emerging design for the redevelopment of Alexander Stadium have been published, as public consultation begins. The venue at Walsall Road, Perry Barr, will be the focal point of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, hosting the Opening and Closing … Continue reading

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West Midlands Police news update

Sheldon man jailed for sex abuse of teenage boys. A former Birmingham delivery driver has been jailed after abusing teenage boys over two decades earlier.  David Stenhouse was a delivery driver and a minister at the time of the offences … Continue reading

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Sheldon residents express their concerns at a Sheldon Ward Meeting

With the country in a mess the people in the UK are getting totally fed up with how the country is being run, this is also is happening in the wards across Birmingham on how Birmingham City Council are running … Continue reading

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Sheldon Ward Forum Meeting

I often listen to people as I go round and about in the Sheldon Ward moaning about various things in life. Well… maybe it’s the problems you have been having with your refuse collection service, which happens to be flavour … Continue reading

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St Giles Beer and Cider Festival 2019

As the start to the summer has left a lot to be desired, in fact, as I am penning this article for B26, it is raining again outside. Yesterday as I left my home shortly after lunch to go to … Continue reading

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St Giles Beer Festival

        St Giles Beer & Cider Festival is an event that has proved to be very popular within the Sheldon Ward and further afield. This years event will be opened by the West Midlands Deputy Mayor, Councillor … Continue reading

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The community up in arms over BBC’s policy of the loss of a free TV licence for the over 75’s

I felt very strongly about the loss of the free TV licence for the over 75’s, so last night I wrote an article regarding this and published it on the B26 website. I have had several responses to this from … Continue reading

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Free TV licences for the over 75’s to cease as of next year

So it has now been confirmed by the BBC that as of 2020, all people who own a TV set who are over the age of 75 will have to pay £150.50. The only exception will be elderly viewers receiving … Continue reading

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Barrows for Birmingham’s cleaner, greener, streets effort

Community groups and those with a passion for cleaner, greener streets are being invited to utilise equipment available on a fleet of 75 street cleaning barrows that have been bought by the council.   Call to community groups – we … Continue reading

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Yardley,1000 years of Independence.

Over the last two weekends I’ve been putting some old photographs of Sheldon with some text from people who lived here many years ago. This has created a lot interest from our readers. I was recently contacted by Councillor Paul … Continue reading

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