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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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Sheldon Traffic Action Group (STAG)

Once again these chaps are working extremely hard on a voluntary basis in monitoring speeding vehicles in the Sheldon Ward. Please see the data collected from the 1st May – 31st May 2019, covering Cranes park Road, Horrell Road and … Continue reading

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West Midlands Police news update for the 9th June 2019

Police rescue woman held in Birmingham flat A woman was rescued by West Midlands Police officers from a flat in Birmingham today (8 June) after she dialled 999 reporting being held captive. Police received a call at midday from the … Continue reading

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