Monday September 27 2021



From the Past

Hedge is safe
Posted on May 27 2011 at 10:37:17

Reassurances have been given that the hedge fronting the new Persimmon Homes development on Tanyard Lane, Alvechurch, (above) is safe.

Open Farm Sunday
Posted on May 27 2011 at 9:30:57

A local farmer is welcoming the public to his family farm on Sunday June 12 as part of a national event.

Afternoon of fun and fundraising
Posted on May 26 2011 at 12:35:50

The Old Rose and Crown Hotel in Lickey is hosting a Family Fun Afternoon in aid of Cure Leukaemia on Sunday July 17, from 1pm to 4.30pm. 

Festival of flowers and music at Tardebigge
Posted on May 24 2011 at 3:04:54

A Flower Festival takes place at St Bartholomew’s Church, Tardebigge, on Sat June 25 and Sun June 26 from 9am both days.

Locals encouraged to join Finstall Flower & Vegetable Show
Posted on May 23 2011 at 3:12:28

Join in with a village tradition dating back more than 100 years.

Barnt Green’s big party date
Posted on May 23 2011 at 10:25:12

Barnt Green’s biennial festival will fill the centre of the village on Saturday June 11.

Tree of remembrance
Posted on May 22 2011 at 10:33:00

A memory tree has been donated to The Lawns residential home in Alvechurch by the family of Molly Plucker, who lived there for more than eight years.

Helping the heroes
Posted on May 22 2011 at 12:38:09

A Lickey End resident has raised funds for Help For Heroes by completing the Edinburgh Marathon.

Bookworms raise cash
Posted on May 20 2011 at 12:42:33

Students at St George’s School in Edgbaston recently completed an epic challenge to read every single book in their school library.

Rhinos end season on a high
Posted on May 20 2011 at 10:16:15

Hopwood-based Kings Norton Rhinos Under 8s rugby squad finished their season on a high by winning their third consecutive festival.

Traditional skill put to good use
Posted on May 20 2011 at 10:31:10

Cofton Hackett villagers have learned or enhanced their hedge-laying skills by getting another stretch of hedgerow back into shape.

Charity bash at Rilys Indian Restaurant
Posted on May 19 2011 at 3:14:28

Rilys Indian Restaurant in Bromsgrove is getting ready to host its annual charity bash in aid of Primrose Hospice.  The event will take place in early July and, the restaurant’s owners hope to raise as much money as possible for the local charity.

Are they up to the Blackwell challenge?
Posted on May 19 2011 at 12:31:44

Ten years ago a group of mainly novice cyclists, all members of Blackwell Club, undertook a challenge to cycle from Cardiff to Blackwell, a distance of 100 miles to raise funds for three charities, Midland Air Ambulance, Clic Sargent Cancer Care and Edward’s Trust.

Here come the home plans
Posted on May 19 2011 at 9:53:45

As Bromsgrove sifts through thousands of responses to its draft Core Strategy, housing applications for “Development Sites” earmarked in the proposals are already flowing in to the council’s planning department.

Years of service
Posted on May 18 2011 at 9:19:39

Retiring Alvechurch Village Society committee member Lorna Sage was presented with a bouquet in recognition of her many years of service.

Last roar for the first team
Posted on May 16 2011 at 6:33:37

Eight of the original boys who were in the first Alvechurch Lions team have played their last game for the club, taking on Sutton Town – and winning 4-2.

Travellers’ expenses
Posted on May 16 2011 at 9:50:03

A group of travellers who parked up on parish council land in two villages over the bank holidays cost residents almost £4,000 in damage and legal bills.

Red Lion killer jailed after one punch in toilets proved fatal
Posted on May 09 2011 at 6:23:17

Joshua Christopher DavisOne punch ended the life of a 50-year-old Alvechurch man in the toilets of The Red Lion pub in the village.
  Joshua Davis (left), aged 20, of West Heath, is now serving a 28-month jail sentence after admitting manslaughter.

Lickey postmaster found safe and well
Posted on May 09 2011 at 3:30:28

Lickey postmaster Nick Byatt, who was reported missing from his home last week, has been found safe and well.

Leading Barnt Green councillors out
Posted on May 06 2011 at 8:00:05

The election for members of Barnt Green Parish Council has seen the vice-chairman and a former chairman fail to win seats.

Concern for missing Lickey postmaster
Posted on May 06 2011 at 4:31:12

The postmaster at Lickey Post Office has gone missing sparking a major police search. Police and family are concerned for Nick Byatt’s welfare and have issued an appeal for help.


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