It may be chilly outside, but we welcome you with much warmth to the first edition of the Hagley Village News of 2022. We’d like to start off with a reminder that the Hagley Community Association AGM will be held on 21 January at the Community Centre. Please do pop along - all are welcome. We’d also like to mention that the community centre is available for public hire, to find out more about the facilities on offer and bookings visit www.hagleyvillage.org.
Included in this issue are new affiliates and advertisers and as always some very interesting articles well worth taking time out to read. Jonathan Plant, Poppy Appeal Organiser for Hagley and Blakedown has a full page write up for the Royal British Legion. Check out this for his comments on the Remembrance Commemorations and Poppy Appeal and of course the Window competition. In the interest of keeping safe we’d definitely recommend reading through Steve Colella’s report for the Hagley Neighbourhood Watch here. A very informative piece on how to keep safe from online fraud and who to report to should you fall victim to this unscrupulous practice.
It has been said numerous times that we are a nation of animal lovers and of course we in Hagley are no exception to that sentiment. The RSPCA Stourbridge and District branch is run completely by volunteers who rescue, foster and rehome cats and other small animals across the area. This lovely organisation has beautiful cats who are looking for their forever home. Could you give a loving home to a pussy? Take a look here to find out more and perhaps your new companion(s) could be Maple and Cherry or Taz or Robbie or one or two of the many other gorgeous felines who need a home - hopefully they’ll find one.
Enjoy your reading and indeed the rest of the month. We’ll catch up again in February!
Alison Akers Editor Cover photo courtesy of Ian Walker
Events in Hagley
Monday 17 January
10.30 am Active Seniors at Hagley Community Centre