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Press releases May 2012

Hitting the road to make city a better place
 The Wolverhampton Partnership is touring the city to showcase opportunities being created by a strategy.

Jubilee fun day fundraiser for Action group
 Service users with a disability will be hosting a fun day to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and raise funds.

Steaming up for vintage rally around city centre
 Final preparations for popular annual classic vehicle parade and show taking place in W-ton this weekend are full steam ahead.

Art Gallery shortlisted for Family Friendly Award
 Wolverhampton Art Gallery has shortlisted for prestigious The Sunday Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award.

School transformation project goes on public display
 Residents can gain a fascinating insight into a successful multi million pound project that will transform education in Wolverhampton.

Awards presented in memory of “inspirational” tutor - May 2
 Awards will be presented to adult learners in memory of a popular tutor who died recently.

Royal celebration will be happy and glorious
 Final preparations are being made for a right Royal knees up in a Wolverhampton park to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Open day showcases education opportunities for adult learners
 Learners can improve their employment skills, learn a new language and even get fit by enrolling on courses.

Roller derby team set for Olympic performance
 Members of Wolverhampton’s first and only roller derby team will be rolling up to welcome the Olympic Torch to the city next month.

City marks Civic Sunday this weekend
 This year’s Civic Sunday ceremony takes place in Wolverhampton this weekend.

Support for city’s carers highlighted during national event
 People who care for a family member or friend can find out about help and support on offer locally and nationally during Carers’ Week.

Wolverhampton celebrates selection as Portas Pilot
 Wolverhampton has been selected as one of the 12 UK Portas Pilot towns ahead of stiff competition from 278 other locations.

Sporty young people leading healthy lifestyles
 More than 1000 young people laced up their running shoes to take part in an annual fun event.

Team makes a splash with lifeguard courses
 Lifeguard courses offered by Sport and Recreation Training Team have been given the seal of approval by Royal Lifesaving Society.

Portas Pilot bid for Bilston town centre
 Bilston town centre is applying to the Portas Pilot Round 2 scheme to try and secure £100,000.

Agreement to limit chuggers comes into force
 An agreement to limit the number of charity collectors in Wolverhampton city centre has come into force this week.

Leave your Royal message of congratulations to the Queen
 Wolverhampton residents are being invited to leave messages of congratulation to the Queen to mark her Diamond Jubilee.

Businesses given unique networking opportunity
 Companies from Wolverhampton and Staffordshire will have the chance to meet a key contractor on a major city development event tomorrow.

New venue for choir’s Diamond Jubilee concert
 The City of Wolverhampton Choir will be in concert to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next weekend.

Help set the agenda for council scrutiny
 Help set the agenda for council scrutiny

Youngsters on their marks for athletics course
 Places are still available on an athletics course for youngsters which gets underway next month.

Wolverhampton calling the tune after music education boost
 Young people in Wolverhampton will be hitting the right notes following the award of Government funding to enhance music education in the city.

Diamond theme for Civic Sunday celebrations
 This year’s Civic Sunday ceremony will have a Diamond Jubilee theme.

Fabulous Fforde features in Big Book bonanza
 Big Book Fortnight is underway, and there’s a special treat in store for fans of comic fantasy crime novelist Jasper Fforde.

Enjoy a gourmet experience to mark Diamond Jubilee
 The Mayor of Wolverhampton will be throwing a bash at Bilash to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

New play areas unveiled in Bradley
 Playtime just got more enjoyable for youngsters after two new play areas were unveiled in Bradley following a £116,000 investment.

Library fun day for royal families
 Warstones Library is preparing for a fun-filled family day to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Discover the wildlife of the valley
 Visitors can find out more about the flora and fauna which calls Smestow Valley Local Nature Reserve its home at an event next weekend.

On song for Diamond Jubilee celebration
 Wolverhampton's new Mayor Councillor Christine Mills is inviting people to join her and the Marston Singers for a musical celebration.

Building links with key players in engineering
 Engineering firms in Wolverhampton will be embarking on a trade mission to the USA this week in a unique opportunity to forge strong links.

Meet Wolverhampton’s nocturnal visitors - May 17
 Park rangers will be introducing people to the mammals and insects that come to life when the sun goes down at special events.

New sessions aims to get disabled youngsters in the swim
 Youngsters with disabilities can make a splash thanks to a new swimming programme.

Paddling pools prepare for summer season - May 17
 Work is well underway to open two popular paddling pools for the summer season.

Vehicles steaming up for vintage rally - May 16
 Vintage vehicles from yesteryear will be steaming towards Wolverhampton for this year’s Steam and Vintage Rally.

Central Baths pool set for early July reopening - May 16
 The pool at Central Baths is expected to reopen in early July following major repairs costing £40,000.

Give a child the best start in life by becoming foster carer - May 16
 People are being asked to help give Wolverhampton’s youngsters the best possible start in life by becoming foster carers.

Gallery opens late for Museums at Night 2012 - May 16
 Wton Art Gallery will be opening its doors after hours this weekend as it joins other galleries across the world to celebrate Museums at Night 2012.

Display by creative artists goes on show - May 16
 The latest showcase of work by established and up-and-coming artists has gone on display.

Pupils look to exciting future at new school facility - May 15
 Work to create a new, state-of-the-art, Wolverhampton school with a host of new facilities is now underway.

Long-serving Chris is not ready to write final chapter on career - May 11
 The story of one long-serving employee’s time with WCC is still being written – even as she clocks up more than 50 years of service.

Students make their mark on new-look school - May 11
 Pupils proudly showcased their handiwork as specially commissioned pieces of art were unveiled at their new-look school.

Crafty Kerry creates a new career – and scoops national award - May 10
 A Wolverhampton mum who set up her own business after being made redundant has scooped a national award.

Celebration of fun and fitness will welcome Olympic Torch to city - May 10
 There will be a carnival atmosphere as Wolverhampton welcomes the Olympic Torch to the city on Saturday June 30, 2012.

Take a walk on the wild side - May 10
 A guided walk around Hickman Park this weekend promises to be tree-mendous fun for all the family.

Chance to discover one of city's best-kept secrets - May 9
 Members of the public will be able to get a rare glimpse of one of Wolverhampton’s nature reserves this weekend.

Board members appointed to help shape city’s leisure trust - May 9
 A number of experienced business people have been appointed to help set up a trust to run W-ton City Council’s leisure centres.

Run for fun – and get fit - May 9
 People are being urged to pull on their trainers and take part in a fun run.

Soccer starlets shine at Molineux finals - 8 May
 Young footballers from across the region battled it out in the finals of a popular junior soccer tournament.

New fitness kit unveiled at leisure village - 8 May
 The first customers are getting their hands on the new range of state-of-the-art fitness equipment at Aldersley Leisure Village.

Celebrate May Day and the dawn chorus at Northycote - May 4
 There's double cause for celebration down at Northycote Farm over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Tributes paid to city centenarian - May 4
 Tributes have been paid to one of Wolverhampton’s oldest residents who died recently.

Archivists delve into business history treasure trove - May 4
 Archivists are delving into W-ton’s past with the help of more than 200 boxes of material which has been described as a historical “treasure trove".

Goalball team strike gold at first opportunity - May 3
 A new goalball club set up last year has won a prestigious national competition at the first time of asking.

Enjoy a Bit of a Do at Bantock - May 2
 There will be a Bit of a Do at Bantock House Museum on Bank Holiday Monday.

Athletes flock to city for National Dwarf Games - May 2
 Athletes from around the globe will flock to Wolverhampton for the National Dwarf Games next weekend.

Tenant safety a matter of life or death - May 2
 W-ton environmental health chiefs have urged private landlords to ensure they comply with safety regulations in the wake of a tragic fire.

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