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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Success for Fives all-weather pitch car park campaign

Hednesford Town Council has welcomed news that a new car park is to be built on the site of the 5s sports centre and pitches site, following months of complaints by residents about the number of cars. The council has confirmed that Cannock District Council will provide £85,000, with a further £5,000 coming from IHL,
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The Hednesford Embroidery is unveiled at Pye Green Community Centre

An exquisite embroidery, painstakingly handcrafted over four and a half years by volunteers, has been unveiled at Pye Green Community Centre. The 6’ by 4’ piece of art, created by 25 members of the Chadsmoor Tapestry Group, has pride of place in the entrance of the centre in Bradbury Lane. An illustrated map of Cannock
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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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