Teenager faces trial for trespass and theft from Castle Vale home

A teenager has been sent for trial charged with entering as a trespasser a home in Yatesbury Avenue, and stealing therein a television, a handbag, two iPAD mini tablets, a TAG, a Toshiba laptop, a Kodak photo frame, tobacco, and £50 in cash. Continue reading

A446 lorry fire

Lorry ablaze on the A446 near Hams Hall

Lorry ablaze on the A446 near Hams Hall

A major lorry fire closed the A446 near Hams Hall and Dunton Island this evening. Continue reading

Assaulted female and caused criminal damage

A man has admitted assaulting a woman and causing criminal damage in Castle Vale. Continue reading

Pay £50 compensation to assault victim

A Castle Vale man has been found guilty of assaulting a woman in February this year. Continue reading

Fantasy Art Workshops

Fantasy art photography

Fantasy art photography

Throughout October and until November 21st there are a number of Fantasy Art Workshops beginning this weekend.
These will be held at The Cube in the Square Community Arts Centre, Unit 18 Central Square, off the High St Erdington. (last shop premises just before Iceland) .
The workshops range from Gothic House card sculpting to Fairy Peg Dolls, Fantastic masks to Fantasy Stone Art, Deceptive Photography to Clay Fantasy figures.

The will be sessions running on Saturdays from 10am –12 and 1- 3 pm, half term and after school 4 – 6 pm.
This weekend starts with Fairy Peg Dolls -Kim Woodcock, 10-12 and 1-3 pm and Gothic house Card Sculpting 1-3 pm with Andy Spencer,

Next weekend Clay Fantasy Clay Figures 10- 12 and 1-3 pm, Fantastic Masks with Pyn Stockman, Secret City Arts October 24th.

November 21st will see the culmination of all the workshops with a Showcase of Fantastic Fantasy Art.

Admits assaulting two females

A Castle Vale man has admitted assaulting two female victims. Continue reading

Grow some! It’s allotments day in Castle Vale this Saturday

The plot thickens....Castle Vale allotments

The plot thickens….Castle Vale allotments

Castle Vale Allotments will be open to the public this Saturday, 10th October from 10am to 3pm. Continue reading

Magistrates order ‘thinking skills’ course for threatening behaviour

A Castle Vale man who admitted two charges of using threatening behaviour has been ordered by magistrates to participate in a Thinking Skills Course. Continue reading

Time for Sir Albert to go: Erdington Tory councillor slams Birmingham’s Labour leader

Erdington Councillor Robert Alden has issued a damning criticism of Sir Albert Bore, leader of Birmingham Council. Continue reading

Letter: Jaguar’s Chester Road video show…. ooops!

Jaguar had to order the destruction of mature trees so that motorists could enjoy the full benefits of their video advertising board

Jaguar had to order the destruction of mature trees so that motorists could enjoy the full benefits of their video advertising board

From Pat Allen

Dear Editor,
When ordering the destruction of those trees on Chester Road outside the Jaguar factory, their management overlooked a couple of points. Continue reading