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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Hednesford Town Council commits to Citizens Advice as it hands £5,000 of grants to local organisations

The announcement was made at a special event at which the council handed 21 grants totaling £5,000 to local charities and organisations. Derek Davis, finance committee chairman, said: “We are delighted to confirm funding for another year for this vital service, which helps the most vulnerable in our community. It is a wonderful facility that
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No rise in council tax for Hednesford

Hednesford town councillors have announced there will be no rise in council tax for residents this year – and for some people the rate will drop. For Band D property owners, the Hednesford Town Council element of their bill will fall by six per cent to £26.72 per year. The news comes as councillors say ‘difficult
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New councillor set to make a difference in Hednesford

A new councillor has been welcomed by Hednesford Town Council. Matthew Davis, 38, has replaced Councillor Linda Whitehouse who stood down earlier this year Councillor Davis is a mental health case worker with the Citizens Advice Bureau and represents the Labour party. He has also just completed research into human trafficking as part of an
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Biggest and best Hednesford switch-on as councillors secure lights funding

A record number of stallholders boosting local charities are set to take part in Hednesford’s Christmas lights switch-on celebrations after town councillors pledged to pay for the lights. Cannock Chase Council withdrew funding for this year’s Christmas lights as part of money-saving measures and Hednesford town councillors have agreed to pick up the bill, which
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Hednesford councillors call for action over ‘dangerous and inconsiderate’ drivers

Councillors in Hednesford are calling for action over ‘dangerous and inconsiderate’ motorists in a busy road in the town. Speeding drivers are putting safety at risk while thoughtless motorists are parking without considering residents’ needs – all in Bradbury Lane, they say. The problems are happening despite speed bumps while parking issues have arisen due
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