Gorilla and Okapi – New Release

on July 7th, 2015 in Uncategorized by | No Comments

“An adventure in one of the most wonderful places on earth”

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Bringing Shakespeare’s Arden to life

on July 4th, 2015 in Uncategorized by | 2 Comments

Shakespeare is likely to have visited his mother’s family, the Arden’s, who lived at Peddimore on the edge of the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, on the edge of the Forest of Arden. From Peddimore Shakespeare probably walked through New Hall valley to have a pint or two in the Three…

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Vote YES for the UK’s biggest Town Council

on June 25th, 2015 in Uncategorized by | No Comments

Sutton Coldfield’s residents have been working for years to hold a ballot to restore an independent town council. The town council will give Sutton’s 100,000 residents a civic voice. It will reinstate a mayor to promote the town’s identity and public life. It will breathe new life into Sutton and it…

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Sutton Coldfield Town Council, costs and benefits

on June 5th, 2015 in Uncategorized by | No Comments

All residents of Sutton Coldfield on the electoral register have received a ballot paper to vote on the creation of a new Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council. Some further clarity is needed on how much it will cost local residents. Most parish and town councils in Warwickshire charge a precept…

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Tesco shares downgraded to ‘junk’, opportunities for housing?

on April 22nd, 2015 in Uncategorized by | No Comments

In 2011-12 Tesco recorded a record profit of £3.8 bn, but for 2014-15 it has recorded a record loss of £6.4 bn. The decline in the value of its property portfolio comes as a direct result of falling footfall in many of its out of town superstores.

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New town council for Sutton Coldfield, but is Birmingham city council playing fair?

on March 7th, 2015 in Uncategorized by | No Comments

Birmingham City Council’s consultation paper, published in response to Sutton Coldfield’s 10,000 residents who have petitioned for a new town council, has been described as a ‘cynical’ document designed to put residents off challenging the status quo. For example the consultation paper lists the powers that town councils had in…

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A new town council for Royal Sutton Coldfield, have your say

on February 27th, 2015 in Uncategorized by | 3 Comments

The future of Royal Sutton Coldfield: a unique chance to get a town council Residents of Sutton Coldfield have been given a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to ensure that decisions affecting Sutton Coldfield are made much more locally. Ballot papers for the vote on a new town council need to be returned by…

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What today’s placemakers can learn from Pugin

on February 3rd, 2015 in Uncategorized by | No Comments

Nick Corbett considers what can be learned from the approach taken by renowned architect and designer Augustus Pugin more than 150 years ago. The Gothic Revival architect and designer, Augustus Pugin (1812-52), established Gothic as the national architectural style; he built the Palace of Westminster, completed over one hundred ecclesiastical…

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1 Coleshill Street in the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield

on January 2nd, 2015 in Uncategorized by | No Comments

1 Coleshill Street in the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield is a fine brick town house dating from the early eighteenth century. It is around 300 years old and it has a story to tell.

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England’s Royal Town approved

on December 26th, 2014 in Uncategorized by | No Comments

On Thursday, 12 June 2014, the Rt Hon Greg Clarke MP, Minister of State, confirmed in the House of Commons on behalf of the Government that the people of Sutton Coldfield can make use of the title, the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, and this will be recorded for posterity…

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