An appeal is going out for residents, community groups, schools and business to support their town by becoming ‘bloomers’ and adopting one or more of the planters which will be brightening up Brierley Hill this summer.
On being honoured by Brierley Hill District Council in September 1917, Lance Corporal Stanley Harley modestly accepted a gift of a watch. He didn’t give a full story of his achievements though – this would have been a breech of duty given the secretive nature of war. A regimental history filled in the missing details.
Following the end of World War One residents in Brierley Hill wished to erect a war memorial. A design was chosen and the ex-servicemen’s association was asked who should model for photographs from which the sculpture was designed. They chose Stanley Harvey, the first Brierley Hill man to win the Distinguished Conduct Medal in the […]
A public meeting has been called to rally opposition to the Clean Power waste site proposed for Brierley Hill. Residents and objectors have been invited to attend the meeting which will take place at Insight House, Pearson Street, Brierley Hill on Wednesday 26th February. The meeting will start at 7pm.
Following Dudley Council’s decision to reject a proposal for a waste to power plant in Brierley Hill, adjacent to the RDF waste mountain, Clean Power has decided to appeal. Residents are now taking up arms again.
Brierley Hill Civic Society’s AGM is taking place on Monday, 17th February 2014 at St Michael’s Church, Bell Street South, starting 5.30pm. Ian Harvey, national director of Civic Voice will be talking about the Civic Movement past, present and future. Please feel free to come along, all welcome.
You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Community First Brierley Hill panel which will commence at 7pm on Wednesday 15th January at St Michael’s Church, Brierley Hill. The panel aims to encourage participation from members of our community and all are welcome to attend its meetings.
Westfield Merry Hill manager, Lucas Ross, will be speaking at the next meeting of Brierley Hill’s Civic Society. In a tough economic climate what is Westfield’s view on the future regeneration of our town?
Seriously. You have to go and see it. Brierley Hill Festival of Christmas Trees got underway today (Saturday 7th December), and it runs until next Sunday (15th December). At least 28 individuals, organisations and local businesses contributed a tree – a fantastic number for a festival which is in its first year. It is heartwarming when our local community comes together like this in Brierley Hill and it makes me very proud to live in the town.
A chance meeting with inspirational Laura Nolan of The Nuthouse Bakery brought back memories of planning battles, innovative new homes at Merry Hill, and an example being set on how to carry out sustainable development nationwide. All against a background of scepticism.