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Welcome to the Aldridge Newsletter
May 2006

Newsletter index page here

In your May Newsletter, is a wide selection of topics and information about Aldridge, which will grow in future editions, keeping you well informed in a short convienent format.

If you or someone you know, has information to include here, just send an email to Alan

You are welcome to forward this News Letter to your friends.

Proud ( Parents, Relatives and Others Understanding Downs)
Jo and Mark Yarnall of Aldridge, will be holding a coffee morning as part of the Down's Syndrome awareness week.
Children are also welcome to attend at 4 Tynnings lane in Aldridge, this weekend on Saturday 10th June, starting at 10.30 till 1 pm.
Here is the Link to the website :

Sorry about the short notice, but please spread the word and give your support, because this was missed in local press articles.

Pioneer Employment Bureau
New and Now open for business, Anchor Road, Aldridge, WS9 8NL.
Tel: 01922 455444.
Pioneer Strive to meet your day to day recruitment needs, trading as a Limited Company, supplying both Temporary & Permanent personnel, to the following sectors:
  • Commercial
  • Distribution
  • Industrial
  • Retail
  • Technical

    Walsall Cyclists touring Club
    Will meet at Anchor road on the 11th June 9.45 am for a ride to Alrewas.
    A further event will meet in Anchor road on June 13th at 7pm for an evening ride.
    More info from Graham Mason tel:01543 820809
    or see chase cycling

    The Walsall Group of the National Osteoporosis Society
    Present a talk by Helen Wood from Age Concern, about falls prevention and exercise.
    It begins at 2.30 (prompt) Thursday, 15th June, in Aldridge Community Centre on Anchor Meadow off Middlemore Lane.
    There is a 1 admission charge which includes tea and biscuits afterwards.
    Osteoporosis affects 1 in 3 ladies in later life and resultant fractures cause much pain and social exclusion.
    This talk should be of great interest to anyone at risk or simply interested in osteoporosis.
    Contact number: 01922 459669.

    The Plough and Harrow "Wildlife Walk"
    Will be hosting a walk on Saturday June 17 at 11am, as part of Wildlife week, supporting the Wildlife trust.
    10 sponsorship starts you off with a free drink and wildlife survey form to complete, during the hour scenic walk.
    more info tel: 01922 457847 and speak to kate Danks

    Rosie's Walk
    Written contribution by Karen Ross.
    Rosie's Helping Hands
    Reg. Charity No 1097278
    The charity is based in Aldridge where we have lived for many years it came about by tragic circumstances when we lost our 16 year old daughter Rosie Ross, who was fatally stabbed in a random and motiveless attack whilst relaxing in Centenary Square Birmingham on a Saturday afternoon in 2001.

    The charity raises money to benefit local children and young people as well as providing equipment and training for Walsall Manor Hospital and Birmingham?s City Hospital Accident and Emergency departments. The University of Birmingham, Cancer Studies department also benefits from donations for equipment.

    Our largest fundraiser is Rosie's Walk which began as a sponsored walk in remembrance of Rosie. It has grown over the years to become a popular afternoon of entertainment and activities for all ages. Apart from being a fundraiser we also view it as our way of saying ?Thank You? to the community of Aldridge for their continuous kindness and support which has helped us enormously in our ability to cope with our loss.

    Many, many local people of all ages have benefited from donations the charity has given out to various groups, individuals, hospitals and Cancer Studies. We keep in touch with some and it is wonderful to see how small amounts of money can make a vast difference to a group or someone's life and well being. Please visit our website for more information at

    Rosie's Helping Hands

    Forthcoming Events:

    Rosie's Fundraising Weekend Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July, Kicks off with...
    The World's Largest Bike arriving in Aldridge.
    The bike with 24 sponsored riders is then heading off to Walsall on a round trip. Teams are being organised made up of Rosie's school year group and anyone who knew Rosie. If you would like to be in one of the teams please contact Karen Ross.

    The bike comes with a 3.8 metre double sided banner and we are seeking local businesses to help sponsor this fundraiser and have their company logo printed on the banner. If you are interested please contact Karen Ross on 01922 456398 or

    e-mail Karen

    Sunday 16th July is Rosie's Walk and Festival, Country & Western style at Aldridge Airfield from 12 Noon to 5pm.
    A popular event including a beautiful 4 mile walk through some of Walsall's hidden countryside followed by an afternoon of live music, dancing and activities for all the family.

    Special guest TV Robot Wars double world champions Razer team will be in the Robo Challenge arena with builder and driver Ian Lewis.

    Free entry, plenty of on site parking and refreshments or bring a picnic. For Sponsor Forms or more information please e-mail Karen here

    Friday 27th October 2006 "The Rod Stewart Experience" plus "Halloween Disco" at the Lazyhill Public House, Walsall Wood Road, Aldridge.
    A real treat for any Rod Stewart Fan as Gary Preece is Rod's double.
    Tickets are 8.00 each available from either Karen Ross or the Lazyhill Pub from September.

    Tres Bon Fashions
    A very special message from Gloria ..who wishes to thank all customers and announce that she has decided to take a well earned rest, and is now closing her shop.
    Everything is now REDUCED IN THE FINAL SALE, so come along to say goodbye and leave with a bargain too !
    Tel: 01922 454675
    27 High Street Aldridge.

    Aldridge Tip
    The Site in Merchants way, is now operated and managed by E.C.T. for Walsall Council, in a move to prevent "commercial waste" being dumped at tax payers expense.
    A new barrier installed at the merchants way site will prevent vehicles over 5ft 7inches from entering, and now requires all commercial vehicles to be "booked" in advance by telephone, on 01922 409802.
    (Note.. the number published in the Walsall Advertiser on Thursday 8th June is wrong.)
    This will not apply to residents with cars, mpv's and 4x4 vehicles.
    Site Opening Hours are: 9am till 5pm each day, except wednesdays late opening till 7 pm.

    K.F.C. restaurant
    Opened on June 5th in Walsall Wood, next to Oak Park Leisure Centre.

    New Mobile phone mast to be erected in Lazy Hill
    In addition to the existing mast sited ontop of the Cedar Tree pub, a new mast is due to be sited ontop of the Shimla restaurant.
    Residents with concerns or objections have been advised to write directly to :

    Norman Hickson
    Senior Planning Officer
    Planning & Transportation
    Walsall Metroploitan Borough Council
    The Civic Centre
    Walsall WS1 1TP

    Fancy a free Meal ? T.G.I Fridays ( the nearest is in Sutton Coldfield ) have a Free Meal offer, ( see T & C ) where you buy one main course meal from the main menu and get a second meal free, when you present a voucher which you can print from the link below, which is valid till the 9th of july 2006.


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