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Castle Bromwich & District Lions are hosting a night of Sixties Music and Dance to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust and other charitable causes. The event will take place at the Beaufort Sports & Social Club on Saturday March 9th. Tickets priced at £8.50 are available from Mike 0121 749 6251.
|Posted on October 17, 2012 at 2:45 PM||comments (0)|
All the fun of the circus comes to Arden Hall on Saturday 10th November when The National Clown Theatre makes a special appearance.
Combining the comedy of pantomime with the thrill of the circus the show features traditional slapstick, magic, circus acts, prizes and surprises.
There is just one performance at 2.30pm. Tickets are availableat £4.00 in advance on 01384 423496 and or the door. Discounts of 50p available for groups of 10 or more.
|Posted on October 8, 2012 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
Castle Bromwich and District Lions are marking this Thursday's World Sight Day by recycling unused spectacles for use in third world countries.
A spokesperson for Castle Bromwich Lions said, "We're asking that people hunt out their old unused glasses that they have lying around in drawers and put them in the recycling box in Ellis Opticians by Boots in Castle Bromwich. We'll then ensure that they are recycled and used to help improve the sight of people in the third world."
|Posted on October 4, 2012 at 3:50 AM||comments (0)|
AN ELDERLY woman feared for her life when two masked robbers burst into her home and threatened to smother her.
The 90-year-old was terrified as the young men brandishing sticks - closed the curtains and grabbed a rug from the washing line threatening to smother her if she didn't tell them where she kept her money. The two thugs then ransacked her home and made off with jewellery and a quantity of cash from the property in Foxwood Grove in the Kingshurst area of Birmingham on Saturday 8 September at just after 4pm.
The victim, although unharmed, was left badly shaken then managed to call her neighbour who raised the alarm.
Detective Constable Paul Parham, from the Force Criminal Investigation Department, said: "We are appealing to the public to help us find these attackers to ensure that this does not happen to anyone else. They got into the property through an insecure rear door in broad daylight. "The victim was terrified that she was going to be killed and has been left feeling extremely vulnerable in her own home. "We are sure that someone must have seen these men as they ran off on foot across Brockhall Grove and through an alley to Kingshurst Way. It was a warm sunny day, so there would have been people outside."
While the stolen jewellery has little cash value, the pieces are sentimentally invaluable for the victim. The items include three gold rings and three gold chains; one with a crucifix the other with a plain cross and a distinctive gold chain with small pearls linked into it.
The first attacker is described as a light skinned mixed race man in his mid to late teens, around 5'6" tall, of thin build with dark hair in braids running in lines to the back of his neck. He was wearing a white cloth over his face, with a dark blue or black t-shirt without a collar, dark long shorts below the knee, trainers and carrying a white plastic carrier bag.
The second was a thinly built white man, again in his mid to late teens, 5'2" tall and cleanly shaven with light short hair. He was wearing a light coloured t-shirt with light shorts.
DC Parham added: "These types of incidents are exceptionally rare in the West Midlands - particularly in Kingshurst area where burglaries and robberies are down by over 50 per cent since April compared to the same period last year. However, one offence is one too many and we are determined to bring those to prey on the elderly to justice."
Anyone with information is urged to contact DC Parham on 101 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
|Posted on October 3, 2012 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
Beebee Productions in association with Aton Villa Former Players Association present "Football Crazy" at 7.30 pm on 14th November 2012.
The question and answer session will take place at Arden Hall Castle Bromwich and will feature special guests, Brian Little and Bruce Rioch.
Tickets are £10 each and can be obtained by phoning 0121 749 5089.
|Posted on October 3, 2012 at 5:35 AM||comments (0)|
A Macmillan Coffee Morning hosted by Castle Bromwich Parish Council raised a total of £784.68.
The Parish Council would like to thank all who gave gifts and contributions to help make the event such a success.
|Posted on October 2, 2012 at 8:00 AM||comments (0)|
Thirty young people took on a challenge set by the Castle Bromwich Youth & Community Partnership to make a real difference to the local environment.
For five hours on Sunday, they cleared over-growth, tidied graves and created sensory flower beds along the pathway in the closed graveyard by St Mary & St Margaret Church Castle Bromwich.
The young people involved spent the summer participating in the National Civic Service scheme being run locally by the Challenge Network. The Autumn Challenge undertaken on Sunday was the culmination of their efforts which saw young people from different backgrounds and localities working as a team to tackle personal and community challenges.
|Posted on September 28, 2012 at 6:00 AM||comments (0)|
Solihull Council has recently invested money into leisure services for children and young people with disabilities. The money used was grant funding from DCATCH and came from the government.
So that they can continue to improve leisure services for children and young people with disabilities they would like you to spend some time telling then how they can further improve and what you think they need to do next.
This survey can be filled in by parents of a child with a disability or by a young person themselves.
|Posted on September 28, 2012 at 5:40 AM||comments (0)|
Smokers across the Borough are being urged to stop smoking on the 1st October and to stay smoke free for at least 28 days.
Research has shown that people who manage to stop smoking for that length of time are more likely not to start again.
Solihull Council and local NHS trusts are getting involved with the national 28 day stop smoking campaign known as Stoptober which is run by the Department of Health.
Smokers can sign up for the challenge by searching for Stoptober on the internet or collecting a pack at their doctors’ surgery.
Specially trained NHS Stop Smoking Advisers have already been out in force in Chelmsley Wood and Solihull giving advice and information on local free services to aid quitters, as well as taking carbon monoxide breath tests to show the effects of tobacco. Many of the borough’s smokers have already taken packs to prepare for the quit date on Monday 1st October.
And Stoptober will be unique in that it is offering an unprecedented level of support for smokers trying to kick the habit, including a 28-day mobile app, Stoptober support pack and motivational text messages to keep them smokefree.
There will also be emotional support from fellow quitters and the local community as it is recognised that stopping smoking together can be more successful than going it alone.
Smokers can have free local support to kick the habit with Solihull NHS Stop Smoking Service by phoning 0800 015 8512.