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Lickey End road campaign
Posted on March 31 2005 at 6:55:33

Lickey End residents are being urged to sign a petition calling for action after a six-year-old girl was almost knocked down outside her school.

Rugby Rhinos honour MP
Posted on March 31 2005 at 3:04:33

Bromsgrove MP Julie Kirkbride visited Kings Norton Rugby Club together with Alvechurch ward district councillors June Griffiths and Roger Hollingworth to see the progress made by the under-13s youth rugby section, known as the Rhinos.

Planning for new season
Posted on March 31 2005 at 3:02:33

Barnt Green Cricket Club is busy making plans for the new season, starting with Registration Day on April 10 (10.30am to 3pm) when the Fearnley Cricket Shop will be in attendance with a full range of equipment at discounted prices.

Here for the beer
Posted on March 31 2005 at 1:39:33

Drinkers were treated to a tempting range of beers from the Black Country at the Spring Beer Festival at The Coach & Horses, at Weatheroak, near Alvechurch.

Alley is now accessible
Posted on March 31 2005 at 1:23:33

Mick Roscoe, of Black­well-based Hawksbury Landscapes, shows how their trial run with a novel plastic grid has transformed a stretch of the village’s muddy Elephant Alley into a wheelchair-accessible path.

Better late than never!
Posted on March 31 2005 at 1:17:33

Some things take time, others a little longer . . . but at last Ted Figgett, of Station Road, Alvechurch, has received his Canal Zone medal.

Residents remain in ‘Barnt Green’
Posted on March 31 2005 at 1:15:33

Lickey residents who feared they were to lose their cherished “Barnt Green” postal address have been given a reprieve.

Trip surplus helps more children
Posted on March 31 2005 at 12:37:33

Money donated to send Alve­church twins Abbie and Becky Potter to swim with dolphins in Florida is now being used to help children from a Catshill special school travel to Tenerife next month.

Sir Digby boost for Barnt Green Scouts
Posted on March 31 2005 at 12:35:33

Former Barnt Green Scout Sir Digby Jones, Director General of the CBI, will launch a Spring Fair in Barnt Green Scout and Guide field to raise money towards a £250,000 HQ to replace the one which burnt down last year.

Lawns celebrates plans victory
Posted on March 31 2005 at 12:34:33

The Lawns residential home in Alvechurch has been given the go-ahead to build a five-room extension and 11 independent living units.

140 eyes watching over Cofton
Posted on March 31 2005 at 12:32:33

Cofton Hackett residents have revived their flagging Neighbourhood Watch. Since the initial meeting in November 2004, the Neighbourhood Watch has recruited more than 70 co-ordinators and now needs only another eight to cover all 700 houses in the area.

Rendering plan set for public inquiry
Posted on March 31 2005 at 2:33:33

Plans for a chimney in the Green Belt at the proposed animal carcass rendering plant in Hopwood will almost certainly be decided by a Government inspector after a public inquiry.

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