Never mind the Royal Wedding – be Queen of Bloxwich!









Bloxwich Carnival Royalty 2010: Rosebud Holly Arrowsmith, Queen Jessica Jones and Princess Jessica Watts (pic SW)

2010 Bloxwich Carnival Queen Jessica Jones’s crown will be up for grabs soon as organisers set about finding her replacement to play an all-important role in the village’s big day and the coming year. And her entourage are also being sought!

The 2011 Bloxwich Carnival Queen, Princess and Rosebud will be selected on Saturday 21 May at St. John’s Methodist Church Hall, Victoria Avenue, Bloxwich at 1.30pm.

Young ladies aged between 16 and 24 are invited to impress the judges and continue with all the good work that has been done by reigning carnival queen Jessica, who will certainly be a hard act to follow!

Selection will also take place for a carnival princess aimed at 11-15-year-olds and a carnival rosebud aimed at seven to ten-year-olds.

Previous holders of titles are not eligible to re-enter for the same categories but may enter another group provided they qualify by age.

The results will be published in The Bloxidge Tallygraph along with photographs of the new queen and her entourage.

This year’s Bloxwich Carnival, which is supported by Walsall Council, is set for Saturday 6 August 2011 and will take place at King George V playing fields as usual.  As last year, there will be no carnival procession, due to health and safety restrictions.Organisers say that Bloxwich Carnival is one of the biggest in the West Midlands and it’s an event that attracts thousands of people.

Application forms and details can be downloaded via the following links:

Carnival Queen Entry Form – pdf    Carnival Queen Poster – pdf

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Know your Bloxwich – fun in the sun!

Organiser Nikki Rolls of Walsall Council enjoys a rare break with some veggie curry as Emma Harewood of Bloxwich Business Partnership/Co-operative Travel promotes the travel competition (pix S. Williams)

Tuesday saw the latest in a series of fun public events in the village from Walsall Council’s District Centre Management Team and Bloxwich Business Partnership – on a beautiful sunny springday!

Part of a week-long celebration of the borough’s district centres, ‘Know Your Town’ in Bloxwicn ran between 10am-2pm in Bloxwich Market and Park Road.

Sharon Woodland (left) Community Fundraiser and colleague Rachel Ridler represent newly-merged St Giles Walsall Hospice with a friendly smile and a sense of adventure!

The event included a range of information stands and stalls, free fun activities for all the family, Walsall Council’s exciting Reach-up Climbing Tower, giveaways and promotions and Beacon Radio street stars.

It was a great chance to find out about local shops and businesses, leisure opportunities, health services, area partnerships, employment and training opportunities, local charities, environmental initiatives, benefits advice, council services, police and fire services and much more!

The Beacon Radio team and Bloxwich Police formed the centrepiece of the Market Square

Stalls were on show from newly-merged St Giles Walsall Hospice, Walsall Council, the Stan Ball Centre, The Range, Best of Walsall, Bloxwich Childrens’ Centre, Leamore Windows, Money Shop, Walsall Absence Management Service, Beacon Radio and Bloxwich Police – not forgetting the enticing Love Food – Hate Waste stall which was cooking and handing out veggie curry live!

The Stan Ball Centre stall

One of the Walsall Council stalls, in this case promoting a new Food Hygiene rating system

At the northern end of the village just off High Street in Park Road, there was more fun and advice to be had from the Walsall Council One Stop Shop bus,the Council’s Reach-up Climbing Tower, and West Midlands Fire Service.

The Walsall Council Reach-up Tower was in non-stop use by adventurous Bloxwich youngsters

There was also a chance to win a seven night holiday at the Golden Sands resort in Lincolnshire thanks to The Co-operative Travel Walsall & Haven.

It was another great day in Bloxwich, and also supported our local market, so a winner all round.

For more information about the work of Bloxwich Business Partnership and the work of  District Centre Management in Bloxwich, contact Nikki Rolls on 01922 652416/652095.

More photographs including these and other stalls etc in high-res in our Flickr set via this link.

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Easter eggcitement at Bloxwich eggstravaganza

Bloxwich Carnival Queen Jessica Jones joins forces with eggcited youngsters from Green Rock Primamry School to promote the Bloxwich Easter Eggstravaganza (Pic courtesy Walsall Council)

A wide array of events is being lined up in Bloxwich during April to celebrate Easter.

Walsall Council’s district centre management team working alongside Bloxwich Business Partnership, Bloxwich Children’s Area Partnerships, Bookmark Bloxwich (Bloxwich Library) and the council’s Greenspaces team have joined forces to organise three days of family fun in the village.

The Easter activities get underway on Thursday 14 April with the Bloxwich Bunny Hop & Party at All Saints Church gardens and Bookmark Bloxwich Library, Elmore Row from 10am to 2pm. Activities include an Easter egg trail, Easter Bunny and family themed activities. People are invited to bring their own picnic.

On Tuesday 19 April there will be an Easter Bonnet Workshop at All Saints Parish Hall, Elmore Row, from 1 to 4pm. Children will be able to make Easter bonnets to enter the Easter Bonnet parade competition on Saturday 23 April.

The events culminate on Saturday 23 April with the Eggsta Special Easter Event from 11am to 3pm based around the market centre, High Street, Electric Palace and King George V Playing Fields. The day includes Easter fun activities, Reach Up climbing frame, Easter bonnet parade, Easter egg trail and a team egg hunt competition.

Nikki Rolls, Walsall Council regeneration officer, said: “There is a really good programme of events lined up in Bloxwich to celebrate Easter and hopefully people will be able to find the time to attend on at least one if not all of the days. It truly shows that partnership working can create a great events programme for the community.”

For more information contact Walsall Council’s district centre management team on 01922 652507.

For Bloxwich Business Partnership’s Facebook page, follow this link.

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