May day fun in Brierley Hill

Please come along and enjoy on Saturday 1st May in the Moor Centre between 11.00am – 3.00pm we are holding a May Day Celebration.  Tree Dressing for the children who will be able to dress the trees on the Moor Centre with a Pagan ritual at the end of the day. Maypole dancing,  Face Painting and Balloon Modelling with Abby& T Bags.  Fun Fair   Dr Doolittles Zoo with Meercats and allsorts of small animals.  Music, singing and dancing  from the Brierley Hill Dramatic Society  Belly Dancing and Gypsy Dancing with Circus workshops…and what’s best… ALL FREE!!!

Further details from Pat Taylor, Brierley Hill Town Centre Manager, 01384 814657

Community Forum open meeting discusses car parking and transport

Tuesday saw local residents being given their chance to have a say on parking issues in Brierley Hill town centre when the Community Forum’s open meeting met at Bank Street Methodist Church.  Those attending the meeting heard that the introduction of car park charging at Merry Hill was, for legal reasons, some time off.  But there are exisiting parking problems in the town which needed to be tackled. Continue reading Community Forum open meeting discusses car parking and transport

Stakeholders identify key issues for town

Around 20 traders, agents and stakeholders in Brierley Hill Town Centre had their chance to express their views on their town at a workshop in the town organised by Dudley Council.

Key themes which were identified by the workshop included the need for improved transport and parking, better safety and more investment in the area. Continue reading Stakeholders identify key issues for town

Tiger mask making and stories at Brierley Hill library – this weekend

To celebrate storytelling week come to the library to listen to fun stories and make you own Tiger Mask.

This event is for children aged 3-8 years and will take place on Saturday 30th January at 2.30pm.  Get your FREE ticket from the counter downstairs.

Meanwhile EVERY Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 – 11.30am there are story telling sessions.  No need to book – just turn up.

Award winning writer Nell Dixon at Brierley Hill Library, Wednesday 3rd Feb 10.30am

Author Nell Dixon, winner of Romantic Novelists’ Association  Romance Prize 2007 for her book Marrying Max will be talking about her books and her writing at Brierley Hill Library on Wednesday 3rd February 2010 from 10.30 am.

 Based in the Black Country, Nell writes romantic fiction with a mix of humour and suspense.

 Her books include Animal Instincts, Blue Remembered Heels and Marrying Max.

 Her latest book is Crystal Clear.

Cost to attend Nell’s talk is £1 which includes refreshments.  Tickets are available from Brierley Hill Library on 01384 812874.

For further information about Nell click here

National Youth Theatre reaffirms commitment to Brierley Hill

The National Youth Theatre has confirmed that it will continue to work in Brierley Hill, its first regional centre, following pilot projects over the last three years.

 Speaking at a meeting of Brierley Hill Town Centre Partnership Alexa Cruickshank, general manager of the National Youth Theatre said:

 “Brierley Hill was the first regional centre for the National Youth Theatre. We have been delighted by the progress to date and will be working to make an even bigger impact in the area in the future”. Continue reading National Youth Theatre reaffirms commitment to Brierley Hill

Brierley Hill’s new health and social care centre scoops partnership award

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Partners behind Brierley Hill’s new health and social care centre scooped their fourth award in December when Dudley Future Skills awarded it the “Partnership of the Year” accolade at an awards ceremony at the Savoy Centre, Netherton.

Dudley Infracare Lift Ltd, Carillion Planned Maintenance, NHS Dudley and Dudley Council have been working together to build the new £27 million health and social care centre on Venture Way, Brierley Hill.  The project has been supported by a £5 million grant from Advantaged West Midlands.

On track to open in May this year, the state of the art centre will provide integrated services for three GP practices consisting of 10 GPs serving 14,000 patients, three dental surgeries, audiology, chiropody and leg ulcer services together with providing a new home for local council social services staff.

The award celebrated the work that the partnership has done to get local unemployed residents into work.

John Coyne, Chief Executive of Dudley Infracare LIFT said:

“19 unemployed people have already been trained up and launched new careers in construction so far.  We are delighted to have won this award which follows recognition as the Black Country regeneration project of the year in 2008 and the national best LIFT regeneration award in 2009.”

Councillor Les Jones, Dudley Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, said:

  “There’s a lot of hard work that goes into getting people into work, and equipping people with the right skills to do that.

“These awards celebrate the excellent work that goes on in this borough and it is important to reward the successes of the people involved.”

Westfield eager to press on with centre development

Westfield Development Director, Neil Huntington, commented at the November meeting of Brierley Hill Township Partnership that Westfield is eager to press on with its plans to expand the Merry Hill Shopping Centre.

Continue reading Westfield eager to press on with centre development