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LGBT panto to be staged in Pelsall

23 Nov 13

An adult-only pantomime is to be performed in Pelsall by a new Walsall-based LGBT group.

Pelsall boy makes his TV debut today

21 Oct 13

A Pelsall lad is making his television debut today (October 21) after being selected for CBBC programme Turbo Boost.

Pelsall’s food festival cancelled

10 Oct 13

A disappointing response to Pelsall’s planned food festival this month has led to it being cancelled.

Bake-Off finalist Brendan Lynch to judge village cake competition

17 Sep 13

Brendan Lynch, the 2012 Great British Bake Off finalist, is to judge Pelsall’s own bake-off competition at next month’s food festival .

Earl of Wessex to visit Pelsall

16 Sep 13

HRH Prince Edward,The Earl of Wessex, is to officially open Pelsall Village Centre next month.

Major roadworks to begin next week

12 Sep 13

Major roadworks are scheduled to begin in Pelsall next week.

Pelsall student heads college campaign

12 Aug 13

A Pelsall student is helping to launch a borough-wide campaign to encourage Walsall people to return to college.

Pub regulars’ 100-mile walk for hospice

23 Jul 13

Three men are embarking on a 100+ mile walk from Rhyl to Pelsall to raise money for St Giles Walsall Hospice.

Pelsall Villa Sunday team looking for sponsors

22 Jul 13

Pelsall Villa’s Sunday team are looking for a new sponsor for the 2013-14 season.

Possible changes to Red Cow pub

16 Jul 13

The Red Cow pub in Allens Lane could be converted into a house, following a planning application to Walsall Council to change its use.

200 cannabis plants found in Pelsall

15 Jul 13

About 200 cannabis plants have been found in a disused shop in Pelsall.

People asked to look out for missing cat

15 Jul 13

People are being urged to look out for a small black and white cat that has gone missing in Pelsall.

Charity coffee morning today

13 Jul 13

Pelsall Methodist Church in Chapel Lane is hosting a coffee morning today.

Wallet found

12 Jul 13

A reader has contacted Common People to say that she has found a wallet on Wolverhampton Road, Pelsall.

Pelsall Carnival Gallery

8 Jul 13

Thousands of people took advantage of the scorching temperatures on Saturday to enjoy the annual carnival.

Plaque dedicated for former GP re-installed

5 Jul 13

A new plaque has been dedicated to former Pelsall doctor Dr William Wallace McCullough, 60 years after the original was installed in the village.

Suspected rogue trader strikes

4 Jul 13

A suspected rogue trader has struck in Pelsall, targeting an elderly couple, Walsall Police has revealed.

Have your say on children’s centres

4 Jul 13

Parents, staff and community members are being invited to have their say on services provided by children’s centres as part of a consultation this summer.

Carnival countdown

2 Jul 13

Pelsall’s annual carnival takes place on Saturday (July 6) with procession, arena events, stalls and demonstrations taking place.

£10,000 grant awarded to Pelsall Hall

21 Jun 13

Pelsall Hall has been given a £10,000 boost after Walsall Council awarded it a grant to help create a woodland garden, allotments and a bowling green.

Visitors flock to Pelsall Canal Festival

15 Jun 13

There may have been a few short, sharp showers but hundreds of people flocked to the first day of Pelsall Canal Festival today (Saturday, June 15).

Local author wants your stories

22 May 13

A Pelsall author is hoping to speak to descendants of the men involved in the mining disaster of 1872 to help her research her next book.

Radio scheme declared a ‘massive success’

17 Apr 13

A radio scheme that was introduced to help reduce shoplifting in stores and businesses,  and anti-social behaviour,  has been declared a “massive success” by Walsall Council and police.

Traffic light problem that led to delays ‘solved’

25 Mar 13

Motorists caught up in lengthy delays today have been assured that the problems have been dealt with.

Pelsall Village Centre gets off to flying start

22 Mar 13

More than 850 people went through the doors when Pelsall Village Centre opened for its first day.

Pelsall Villa Colts’ committee’s Gambia charity trip

10 Mar 13

Members of Pelsall Villa Colts are travelling to Gambia this week to distribute £2,000 worth of kit, equipment and money to a football team.

Civic society urges residents to have their say over York’s Bridge

10 Mar 13

Pelsall Civic Society is urging villagers to take part in the consultations about the proposed York’s Bridge development .

York’s Bridge consultation dates published

8 Mar 13

Consultations are being held over the proposed York’s Bridge scheme in Pelsall.

Pelsall businesses are “most loved” in Best Of awards

23 Feb 13

Four Pelsall businesses have been voted “the most loved” in their category in the online national Best Of awards.

Moving date for Pelsall Library

20 Feb 13

Pelsall Library and children’s centre are to move to their new home at the £4 million Pelsall Village Centre next month, it has been announced.

Councillors seek to reassure villagers over bridge plans

21 Jan 13

Pelsall councillors have sought to reassure villagers about plans to consult on de-registering common land so that an application to build a new bridge can go ahead.

Civic Society says new bridge would be ‘disastrous’ for Pelsall

18 Jan 13

The chair of Pelsall Civic Society has condemned plans to build a new bridge in the village.

Public to be consulted about loss of common land for new bridge

17 Jan 13

Some common land in Pelsall could disappear as part of plans to build a new bridge linking the village with Norton Canes.

‘Aggressive bidding’ for Pelsall railway sign

16 Jan 13

A rare 1920s totem sign from Pelsall Railway Station has fetched more than £1,000 at auction.

Flasher targets woman in Pelsall Wood Common

15 Jan 13

A hooded man has flashed at a woman as she walked through Pelsall Wood Common.

Pelsall railway sign could fetch more than £1000 at auction

11 Jan 13

Railway enthusiasts can bid for a  rare totem sign from Pelsall’s old station tomorrow (January 12) at one of the UK’s largest rail auctions .

Homes plan for Riddings garage

29 Nov 12

The Riddings Garage on Wolverhampton Road could be demolished and turned into a residential development.

Santa’s coming to Pelsall

27 Nov 12

Bloxwich Rotary Club will bring Father Christmas to Pelsall next month.

Lichfield Road closed due to floods

25 Nov 12

Lichfield Road  -  the road between Pelsall and Brownhills – is closed because of floods.

St Michael’s moviegoers raise cash for Children in Need

23 Nov 12

Pupils at St Michael’s School raised more than £300 for Children in Need after turning their school into a multi-screen cinema.

Further delays for new health centre

22 Nov 12

The handover of Pelsall Village Centre – the new health and children’s centre and library – to Walsall Council has been further delayed.

Pelsall businesses join radio scheme

17 Nov 12

More than 50 shopkeepers and businesses in Pelsall have joined forces with Walsall Police to create a radio scheme aimed at reducing shop lifting and anti-social behaviour.

Remembrance Service today

11 Nov 12

Hundreds of villagers are expected to gather at the Cenotaph this morning to mark Remembrance Day.

Village Centre due to be handed over to council next week

6 Nov 12

The new £4 million Pelsall Village Centre is due to be handed over to Walsall Council on Tuesday, November 13 – a week after it was scheduled to do so.

Health meeting in the village

4 Nov 12

Residents in  Pelsall, Rushall, Brownhills and Shelfield are invited to attend the area community meeting on Tuesday, November 6, where health provision will be under the spotlight.

Group launched to safeguard Countryside Services

4 Nov 12

A Facebook group has been launched in response to concerns over the future of Walsall’s Green Spaces and Countryside Services.

Rushall Olympic firework display this weekend

2 Nov 12

Locals are invited to attend the bonfire and fireworks display at Rushall Olympic ground this Sunday (November 4).

Still time to register for Knockout event this Saturday

25 Oct 12

There is still time to register to take part in the charity fundraiser in Pelsall  this weekend. The It’s a Knockout event takes place on Pelsall Common from 10.30am on Saturday, October 27 and has been organised by Walsall Area Partnership…

Have your say on council spending cuts

25 Oct 12

A major drive has been launched by Walsall Council to encourage people to have their say on spending plans…

Pelsall Carnival Committee donates to good causes

22 Oct 12

Fourteen local charities and good causes have received cash donations from Pelsall Carnival Committee. Carnival Queen Kathryn Cox receives her gifts from comedian Aynuk The carnival took place on July 7 and £1800 worth of profits have been…

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