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  • On Sunday 9 July Walsall Trading Standards officers took the lead in ‘Big Ben’ - a planned operation as part of an ongoing and co-ordinated campaign to rid Bescot Market of counterfeit items. They were joined by the Chair of the National Markets Group, brand representatives and West Midlands Police officers.

    Brand representatives went into the market in the morning to scout out the level of unlawful activity on site and identified ten stalls that really stood out as warranting closer inspection.

    In a scene reminiscent of Del-boy scarpering with his suitcase, most of the traders fled as the team approached the stalls and left their goods on site. The police made two arrests and stopped one vehicle from leaving the site – it was found to be full of counterfeit goods which were seized.

  • Information - Election of Mayor for the West Midlands Combined Authority - 4th May 2017

    Please find below Mayoral Election Information that should be sent out to all registered electors throughout the West Midlands Combined Authority region.

    Birmingham - Coventry -  Dudley - Sandwell - Solihull - Walsall - Wolverhampton

    The booklet and information must be sent to all electors by law and includes information about this election, and an election address from each of the candidates who wish to be included. As such a household may receive more than one copy.

    Further details regarding the election can be found at: