Selly Manor: Christmas Craft Fair

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Saturday 24th November between 11.00 am and 4.00 pm

Get into the festive spirit and buy some unique local handmade crafts at our popular Craft Fair. There’s something for everyone as local people from Bournville and beyond sell their wares. From beautiful jewellery to hand-crafted cards and delicious cakes to stunning stained glass, we’ll have a very carefully selected range of stalls in a very special setting. So if you’re after something a bit different, that has been made with love and care, come along and pick up some very special gifts.

Jewellery • Glass • Keepsakes • Cards • Textiles • Cakes • Soap • Art • Candles • Crafts • Seasonal Refreshments • Plus much more!

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Selly Manor, Maple Rd, Bournville B30 2AE


 

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Meet Bournville Village Trusts New Chief Executive at the Weoley Hill Village Council AGM

Pete Richmond BVT
Pete Richmond

Weoley Hill Village Councils AGM is at the Village Hall on Weoley Hill on Wednesday 14th November starting at 8.00pm.

The key note speaker will be BVT’s new chief executive Pete Richmond. Pete has a long history working in housing and community development in Birmingham and latterly was the chief executive of Castle Vale Community Housing Association.

Come along and here Pete’s vision for the future of Bournville, its communities, housing and residents.

Refreshments will be available after the meeting

Bournville Carillon’s bells to join a nationwide event to ring out marking Armistice Centenary

Bournville Carillon

On 11 November 2018, 100 years since the Armistice, bells will ring out in unison from churches, cathedrals and bell-towers in villages, towns and cities across the country.

Bournville Carillonneur, Trevor Workman has created a special tribute to mark the solemnity of the occasion.

Commemorations in Bournville:

· 10:00hrs St Francis Church – short Service of Holy Communion, led by the Vicar, Canon Peter Babington.

· 11:00hrs War Memorial, Sycamore Road – observing 2 minutes silence on the hour.

· 11:10hrs St Francis Church – short Service.

·  12:30hrs Bournville Carillon – dedicated recital by Trevor Workman with an amplified solo presentation by local musician and Soprano soloist Laura-Joy Godwin.

Everyone is invited to come and join in this important local commemoration and act of thanksgiving.

Watch Out theres a Thief About

 

Weoley Hill Lights Up

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Last night over one thousand nine hundred people gathered on the Parkway outside our Village Hall for another very successful Bonfire and Firework Spectacular

It has been a fraught day for the organisers with fears of strong winds and rain, in the event the winds subsided and the rain held off making a memorable night for  all who attended.

Thanks to Weoley Hill Cricket Club, Scouts and Village Council for the incredible effort  went into creating another unforgettable  night. The whole event takes barely an hour and a half, but over six months hard planning and organisation goes into making sure it runs both smoothly and safely.

Bonfire Photo 2018

Con Men at work in Weoley Hill

Sadly I have to report that con men are active in the area.

Last week two men saying they were from the water board tried to gain access to a pensioners house in the area, when challenged they left and the police were called.

This is useful advice from Age UK:

If someone does come to the door, it’s important to remember the following:

  • Only let someone in if you’re expecting them or they’re a trusted friend, family member or professional. Don’t feel embarrassed about turning someone away.
  • Don’t feel pressured. Don’t agree to sign a contract or hand over money at the door. Think about it and talk to someone you trust.
  • Check their credentials. You should always check someone’s credentials – a genuine person won’t mind. You can phone the company they represent or check online, but never used contact details they give you.
  • Don’t share your PIN. Never disclose your PIN number or let anyone persuade you to hand over your bank card or withdraw cash.
  • Call the police.Call the police non-emergency number 101 if you’re not in immediate danger but want to report an incident. But call 999 if you feel threatened or in danger.