End of Year Round Up + Winter Wonderland Event

For our last main article of the year we thought we'd do a round up of all the great opportunities that have come our way in our first year of publication.

We have loved covering all the stories that came out of Wythall, these are a few of our favourites.

Covering the local elections:

In May of this year the council elections took place and we had the honour of interviewing some of the candidates.

We thought it was important that residents heard from the candidates themselves what they pledged to do for our area and how to help the community.

We hope that the coverage aided or persuades some of our readers to get out and vote.

Promoting Paws for Tombola:

The wonderful Jackie got in touch with us telling us about her granddaughter setting up a tombola event to raise money for guide dogs.

Eva even used her pocket money to buy tombola prizes.

It was our absolute pleasure to share the Paws for Tombla event and shine a light on extraordinary kids like Eva. You can read all about it here.

Hollywood Comedy Club:

We got to sit down with the guys behind Hollywood Comedy Club and chat to them about their upcoming shows and why they started the comedy night.

You can read all about Mat and Seán here.

Being noticed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer:

A couple of weeks ago we were contacted by Sajid Javid, MP for Bromsgrove, regarding the Woodrush heating issue.

For a small local paper to be noticed by number two in the government was a big achievement for us.

We hope us covering the story helped to get the issue sorted in a timely manner.

You can read that here.

Our 'Seasons of Wythall' item:

We've loved seeing all your photographs you've sent us over the last 12 months and welcome any more of your Winter photographs for the end of December and January of next year.

We also wanted to mention for anybody living under a rock that the Winter Wonderland event in honour of Callum is this Sunday afternoon.

The event is helping raise money for the teenage cancer trust and it would be great if anyone who can attend and donate does to show support.

Lastly we want to thank you guys, our loyal readers, without your continued support we wouldn't of been able to dedicate so much of our time to running this paper.

We are truly grateful to all the wonderful experiences and people we've met along the way and look forward to another fantastic year covering all the stories that come out of our home.

So from all of us here at Wythall News, we'd like to say have a Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year and we'll be back in January with some exciting features and more breaking news!