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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