Miners’ champion honoured with first blue plaque for Hednesford

A blue plaque commemorating the life and times of miners’ champion Albert Stanley has been unveiled. Around 20 descendants of the campaigner for workers’ rights and votes for women attended the ceremony in Hednesford, Staffordshire on Saturday, April 13. The plaque, provided by Hednesford Town Council, was erected at Woodseaves in  Green Heath Road –
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Annual Hednesford Town meeting to highlight town’s achievements

This year’s Hednesford annual town meeting will again shine the spotlight on achievements of hard-working groups and volunteers. The yearly event is an opportunity for all the electors of Hednesford to come together to discuss issues relating to the area and also hear reports of the activities of town organisations and groups. The meeting is
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Hednesford’s war tributes honoured with special trophy

Hednesford’s involvement in a four-year campaign to commemorate the centenary of World War One has been recognised with the presentation of a memorial trophy. The miniature decorative steel beacon, a replica of the 1,000 large beacons lit across the UK on November 11, was awarded to Hednesford Town Council’s Chairman, Cllr Alan Pearson, at a
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Hednesford’s first blue plaque to be unveiled – in honour of Albert Stanley MP

A blue plaque commemorating the life and times of miners’ champion Albert Stanley is set to be unveiled in Hednesford The plaque, provided by Hednesford Town Council, will be erected at Woodseaves,  53, Green Heath Road – where he lived It will be officially launched on Saturday, April 13 at 11am. The plaque marks the
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No rise again in council tax for Hednesford

Town councillors have announced for the second year there will be no rise in council tax for Hednesford residents this year – and for some people the amount they pay to the town council will drop. For Band D property owners, the Hednesford Town Council element of their council tax bill will fall by 2.2%per
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Crowds support Hednesford’s Christmas lights switch on

Hednesford’s annual Christmas lights switch-on has been hailed a great success after crowds flocked to enjoy the festive event. Many shops stayed open and entered into a Christmassy window dressing spirit as Councillor Alan Pearson launched the lights display funded by the town council. The winner of the annual Christmas best dressed window competition was
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Thanks given for Hednesford Neighbourhood Plan success

A special reception was held in Hednesford to thank everyone who had helped with the production of the town’s planning blueprint for the future. The Neighbourhood Plan was two years in the making and was overseen by Hednesford Town Council in a steering group. A working group to establish the viability and potential benefits of
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Commemorative bench takes pride of place

To mark the conclusion of commemorations relating to the centenary of WW1 Hednesford Town Council commissioned a metal bench depicting Tommies and a symbolic poppy. This now has pride of place at the entrance to the War Memorial in Hednesford.  

Praise for poppies amid Remembrance honours

Keen knitters in Hednesford have been praised for their efforts by the council after the town centre was adorned with colour to mark 100 years since the end of the first world war. Town council chairman Alan Pearson said ahead of yesterday’s Remembrance ceremony: “It really has been special to see these poppies. A big
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Bus shelter clean-up completed after concern from councillors

Hednesford town centre bus shelters have been given a facelift thanks to the town council. The four shelters in Victoria Street were cleaned up and painted after councillors decided they couldn’t wait for action to be taken. Instead the town council employed a local company to do it. Council chairman Alan Pearson said he was
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