Friday January 24 2020




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We will update the news day by day - and sometimes minute by minute, if there is something happening.

And we want you tell us what's happening in your village (basically anywhere in Bromsgrove district) so we can tell everyone else. will forever be a work in progress. Its flexibility means we can change things quite easily, so let us know if there's anything you hate or anything that you'd like to see.

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Village Features

BeautyBox has a new home

After more than 16 happy years in Barnt Green, BeautyBox owner Becky Baker has relocated her popular beauty therapy business to Catshill.

Drink differently in 2020

If you know deep down that you need to sort your drinking out, then seize the opportunity of a fresh start in January 2020!

The Village Archive. . . 20 years ago

A look back at what was happening around here in January 2000.

Dynamic and caring

A sense of history permeates every brick of this remarkable school.

The journey starts here

The RGS Journey offers an outstanding education for boys and girls aged from two to 18.

Join our family

The happiness of the children lies at the heart of everything at Winterfold. 

Apply for a scholarship

Bromsgrove School believes its pupils are happiest when they are succeeding.

One man versus 50 women!

Sean Tomás Beag, Barnt Green’s Quakerwarden, describes an encounter with the village WI.

Things are looking up

Alvechurch FC boost morale with cup win under new boss.

What can we do for wildlife?

Mary Green suggests ways to help the environment in 2020.

Staying changeable

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

Shadows of the Earth

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.

First creative steps

Bromsgrove artist Richard McIlwraith discovers some inspirational enamelled work.

Special shortbread

Keen baker Jen Morris, of Rowney Green, bakes a Scottish favourite with a twist.

Capturing village life

Our local photographers were busy snapping in 2019 . . .

The Village Archive. . . 10 years ago

A look back at what was happening around here in January 2010.

Five ways to improve your spending habits

Spend wisely and save more with these top tips, says Martin Pryor.

The Village Archive. . . 10 years ago

A look back at what was going on around here in December 2009.

The Village Archive. . . 20 years ago

A look back at what was happening around here in December 1999.

Gift ideas for book-lovers

The latest edition of The Bromsgrove Rousler, the popular local history magazine published by the Bromsgrove Society, is now available.

AFC look for new boss

Alvechurch FC hope change at the top will bring better results. 

How much is enough?

Find out how much you need for the life you want, says Martin Pryor.

A wildlife year

Mary Green takes a look back at the ups and downs of our countryside in 2019.

Keep the Christmas spirit

Dave Morgan suggests extending the season of goodwill by supporting local gardens open for charity next year.