Monday September 27 2021



From the Past

Coming soon to a screen near you!
Posted on July 28 2015 at 6:12:01

Village film fans will have the chance to enjoy classic movies on the big screen as two new cinema experiences arrive in the area.

I found Vinny!
Posted on July 28 2015 at 3:49:38

Elaine Maughan, of Blackwell, was the latest winner of our monthly Vinny competition.

Solar power!
Posted on July 28 2015 at 3:24:38

Bright sunshine rewarded the 60 or so cyclists who took part in the 18th annual charity cycle ride along the canal from Withy­bed Green in Alvechurch to Digliss Basin in Worcester.

Half-pipe plans
Posted on July 28 2015 at 3:23:38

The removal of a recycling point at Tanyard Lane car park in Alvechurch prompted parish councillor Martin Ball to suggest the village’s mothballed skate ramp could be put there for youngsters to use over the summer.

Explore the neighbourhood
Posted on July 28 2015 at 3:19:38

Residents of Lickey, Blackwell and Cofton Hackett are invited to join a Neighbourhood Plan event on Saturday September 12, exploring the footpaths, streets, buildings and landscapes to collect evidence for a historical environment survey.

New estate named
Posted on July 28 2015 at 3:18:38

ÆlfgytheGardens was rejected as a suggested name for a new housing development in Alvechurch, with parish councillors fearing the worst after Saxon King Athelstan was mangled into “Althestan” Close for a recent development.

Angels’ adventure
Posted on July 28 2015 at 3:13:38

Ark Angels WI from Alvechurch held its June meeting at Blackwell Adventure.

Skills for life at The Lounge
Posted on July 28 2015 at 3:11:38

The Lounge youth project in Alvechurch has been registered as an ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) Training Centre, meaning it can now offer educational courses for young people.

Fangs ain’t where they used to be
Posted on July 28 2015 at 3:06:38

A serpent sculpted out of a fallen village tree has been left toothless – and vandals are getting the blame.

Life’s a beach!
Posted on July 28 2015 at 2:55:38

St Andrew’s First School in Barnt Green brought a taste of the seaside to the landlocked Midlands with its PTA Summer Fete, with the theme “Barnt Green-On-Sea”.

Rail path closed over ‘misuse’
Posted on July 28 2015 at 2:53:16

A popular village walking route has been closed after Network Rail raised concerns over the safety of a foot crossing over a high-speed line.

A romantic haven
Posted on July 28 2015 at 2:31:38

Village weatherman Phil Thomas took a break from his forecasts and visited a local Open Garden with his wife, Chris . . .

Tardebigge goes back in time
Posted on July 28 2015 at 3:28:16

A week of celebrations to mark the bicentenary of a village school.

Magnificent seven
Posted on July 28 2015 at 2:26:38

A septet of Withybed Green garden owners put their pride and joy on public display under the charitable National Gardens Scheme.

Barnt Green welcomes new clerk
Posted on July 28 2015 at 3:20:38

Barnt Green Parish Council has a new clerk, Gill Lungley, of Hopwood.

Curry on fundraising
Posted on July 28 2015 at 3:15:51

The 10th annual charity curry night at the Deedar Indian Restaurant in Barnt Green raised £3,505 for cancer research.

Losing the plots?
Posted on July 28 2015 at 12:20:22

Council enforcement chiefs have decided it is not “expedient” to take action after investigating whether designated allotments were being used as a garden in Alvechurch.

Siena selected for England ski squad
Posted on July 28 2015 at 11:00:38

Barnt Green youngster Siena Horton has been chosen to represent England in the Under 14 Alpine Ski Squad.

Week of wellbeing
Posted on July 28 2015 at 11:07:38

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Aston Fields flasher alert
Posted on July 08 2015 at 9:48:01

Police are investigating reports of a stocky man in grey shorts indecently exposing himself in Aston Fields.


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