Aldridge Archived news August 2007
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August 2007 Archive
Aldridge, Walsall, WS9, West Midlands UK.

1st August 2007 Sunrise Ceremony The 1st Aldridge - 36th Walsall Scout Group will hold a sunrise ceremony at 7.50am on wednesday 1st to mark the centenary of the foundation of the Scout movement at its HQ in Middlemore Lane, Aldridge.

Thursday, August 2nd "Gardeners' Question & Answer Evening" at 6:30pm for 7:30pm at Wm. Wheat & Sons Ltd. Flower & Garden Centre, Cherster Road, Aldridge, WS9 OPU.
TV & Radio presenter Howard Drury, with other gardening personalities take questions from the audience - and provide an excellent and amusing evening's entertainment. The cost is £5.00. Tickets available at Wheat's, or from any Rotary Club member (Fund raising Chairman is Brian Mayling on 0121 353 0060) There is a licensed bar with excellent beers, wine and soft drinks available.

Saturday August 4th Craft Fayre from 10.00am to 4.00pm - the proceeds from which are for MARIE CURIE CANCER CARE. members of The Tangent Club, are providing and manning a "Book Stall" and would be grateful for any unwanted books. If you have any unwanted books, please bring them to the tent at Gardeners' Q & A, on Thursday or alternatively drop them off at Helen Rushton's home (43, Northgate, Aldridge) refreshments available (tea and coffee variety!) during the day. Volunteers welcome!

saturday 4th August, Disco mania party night including 3 course meal, disco and late bar at Barons Court Hotel. Tel: 01543 452020. Ticket price 15.95 per person.

Sunday 5th August The Institute of Advanced Motorists - Walsall Group, meets at 9.30 am at Aldridge Community Centre offering the chance for you to meet, have a chat and consider Our next course which starts on Sunday 2nd.September. You are also welcome to ring Shirley, our Secretary, for information on 0121 358 3022.

Wednesday 8th August 2007 from 10am till 12 noon at Aldridge community centre. Free advice sessions from "FreeClaim IDC Plc" a leading insurance, funding and welfare rights organisation, who assist and financially support individuals who have suffered a personal injury or industrial disease including vibration white finger and industrial deafness. Our compensation product - "FreeClaim" - allows access to compensation with no need to pay any up front costs. If you are successful in recovering compensation, you have our guarantee from the outset that no more than £399 (with our standard policies) will be deducted from your damages. In the unlikely event that no damages are recovered for you, you will not be charged a single penny! Your claim will be dealt with by one of our carefully chosen panel of solicitors. Our national network of top personal injury firms all have Law Society recognition of their expertise by their membership of the Law Society's Personal Injury Panel. Contact us today to see whether you can make a claim for compensation on : FREEPHONE 0800 454532 Lines open Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm. For all other times we have a full answering service.

Thursday August 9th 2007 Torchlight tour of Lodge Wood and Hay Head Wood to observe Bats and Moths from 8pm till 10.30 pm, organised by Walsall Countryside Rangers, must be pre book by calling 0845 111 2900, ticket price £1 with light refreshments availble.

Aldridge Rail Station Plan
Walsall Council has announced it is developing a Rail Service and Facilities Improvement Plan which includes a new rail platform and station in Aldridge with park and ride facilities. To measure the public interest in these plans you are invited to write or email with your views, by the 10th of August 2007. Full details of the report and all contact details are in the Rail service facilities improvement plan

11th August 2007, Aldridge fayre

This will be the 13th annual Fayre organised by the Aldridge & District Lions Club. Lions Chairman, Harry Fry said, “The Fayre is our major event of the year and helps swell our funds for the ongoing charity work of the Lions organisation. In addition to the fund raising it is also a great day out for the people of Aldridge and the surrounding areas”.

This year again sees a packed programme of events throughout the day with music demonstrations from the 31st S.C. Scout band and the New Washboard Syncopators Jazz band, Walsall Junior Coronets and the Arabesque Dance troupe. There will be line dancing with the JP Line Dance team and also Tai Chi demonstrations with audience participation.

In addition to the arena events there will be a large number of side shows, refreshments and a fun fair. There will be a grand car boot sale also being held throughout the day to add just that bit extra for the people who visit.

Show organiser, John Butler, said “We are looking forward to another good Fayre again this year and the support we have received from the people taking part has been great. It is unfortunate that as the Fayre takes place on the open ground of Anchor Meadow, we are unable to charge admission fees. Most of the money spent on the day goes to the individual charity groups who attend and this is really good but it does mean that the Lions Club has difficulty in raising major amounts of money for its own funds. We rely very much for our income on the trade stalls who attend and from donations from sponsors in order to cover the costs of the Fayre. Unfortunately our two major sponsors have had to drop out this year and we are still seeking additional sponsors who would be willing to become involved wit this major community event”.

For further details of Aldridge Fayre, offers of sponsorship or if you want to have a trade stall at the event please contact John Butler on 0121 353 6400. To book a car boot space call Keith Price on 01922 457945

Monday 20th august 2007 plus 22nd and 24th First Aid courses are being held for children between 9 and 14 years by the St John Ambulance First Aid instructors at Oak Park leisure Centre in Lichfield road Walsall Wood. Courses start at 10 am . For more details call Darren Henderson on 01543 452849.

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