Summer Open Meeting on Friday 20 July, 2pm to 4.30pm

Venue: West Bromwich Town Hall, rear entrance, off Lodge Road, West Bromwich B70 8DY. Please note that entrance to the Town Hall is at the rear of the building off Lodge Road. You will not be able to access the Town Hall building via the front entrance on the High Street. If you are travelling by taxi, please ask the driver to take you to the rear of the Town Hall and enter through the automated doors, where help will be waiting.

Our summer Open Meeting will be a mix of information, amusement and fun as follows:  

  • Welfare Rights – a welcome return from Bal who will tell you more about the benefits you may be able to claim.
  • Listen to fun and amusing stories from the wonderful story teller Gavin Young - who will enthral us with his humorous tales.
  • Refreshments and raffle.

Travel costs will be met if you live in Sandwell and have a receipt for your journey. 

We do hope you will join us. Help us to help you by booking a place. Call us on 0121 525 4810 or email or you can just turn up on the day – your family members, friend or carer are also welcome.


2.00 – 2.20    Welcome; tea/coffee and expenses

2.20 – 2.30    Opening address welcome to SVI at the Town Hall.

2.30 – 3.10    Benefits update from Welfare Rights Unit.

3.10 – 3.30    Refreshment break    

3.30 – 4.15    Gavin Young to entertain us with his story telling. 

4.15 – 4.20    The new Black Country Sight Loss Council, how to get involved.

4.20 – 4.30    Thank you and close



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