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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Hednesford’s Christmas lights switch-on promises a fantastic night

Hednesford’s annual Christmas lights switch on is all set for Friday, December 7, with a fun-filled line-up of family entertainment. The event is from 5pm with Market Street closed from 1pm to 9.30pm. The event is funded by Hednesford Town Council and this year Hednesford in Partnership, an umbrella organisation which brings together groups including
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Landmark referendum means ‘yes’ to Hednesford planning blueprint

A future planning blueprint for Hednesford – which took four years to finalise – has been approved by voters in what council leaders are calling a ‘landmark referendum.’ Electors have voted in favour of the adoption of a Neighbourhood Plan for the town. Hednesford Town Council chairman Alan Pearson said: “We are extremely proud and
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Councillors predict a ‘world stage’ for Hednesford as Commonwealth Games head for Cannock Chase

Hednesford town councillors have welcomed the next Commonwealth Games as a chance to put the area on a world stage after Cannock Chase was named as the venue for mountain biking. Competitive cyclists from around the world will compete in a cross country event in the summer of 2022 in the area of outstanding natural
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Hednesford councillors show solidarity with Thai caves rescuers

Councillors in Hednesford have been thanked for their solidarity after supporting rescuers who saved 12 Thai schoolboys and their football coach trapped in a flooded cave. They wrote to the Thai ambassador to Great Britain to express their good wishes after the boys were rescued before the British diving team arrived home. They also expressed
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Council funds clean up in Hednesford

Hednesford Town Council is supporting volunteers who are continuing to clean up the town after money from a community grant backed by two local councillors paid for vital tools. The Heart of Hednesford group have been collecting litter and sprucing up problem areas in support of Hednesford in Partnership’s Best Kept Urban Village competition entry
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