Thursday September 23 2021



From the Past

Choir raises cash for inspirational founder
Posted on February 27 2017 at 3:15:22

Alvechurch Community Choir is hoping to attract a large audience for a special concert in aid of one of its founders.

Blackwell path facing closure
Posted on February 27 2017 at 3:08:22

Network Rail intends to close the “yellow brick road” foot crossing over the railway line at Blackwell and put a diversion in place, Lickey & Blackwell parish councillors heard.

Surgery campaign backing
Posted on February 27 2017 at 2:59:22

Alvechurch Parish Council has decided to continue highlighting its concerns over the status of the village’s GP practice.

Red Lion smoking shelter approved
Posted on February 27 2017 at 2:58:22

A new pub smokers’ shelter close to homes in the centre of Alvechurch has been approved despite strong objections from villagers.

Village toilet tussle
Posted on February 27 2017 at 2:53:22

Barnt Green parish councillors are debating the possibility of having a new public toilet in the village, some fifty years after the previous one was closed.

Exploring the English language
Posted on February 27 2017 at 2:47:54

WORDS, the Bromsgrove group that promotes interest in the written and spoken word, presents an array of intriguing events in 2017.

Museum of waxwings
Posted on February 27 2017 at 2:47:22

A group of Bohemian Waxwings, known as a “museum”, was spotted in Lickey End recently.

‘Super’ pupils ready for fundraising fun
Posted on February 27 2017 at 2:21:22

Alvechurch Middle School has been awarded “Super School” status by the Comic Relief team, thanks to its fundraising efforts in previous years.

Green Belt development rejected
Posted on February 27 2017 at 3:00:22

An application to create a wider entrance on to a strip of land in Alvechurch has been rejected as inappropriate development in the Green Belt.

Evening of energetic music
Posted on February 27 2017 at 2:42:22

Lickey Hills Community Theatre presents an evening of uplifting bluesy jazz on Sat March 18, at The Trinity Centre, Old Birmingham Road, Lickey.

Golf star’s incredible year
Posted on February 27 2017 at 1:31:22

Young Barnt Green golfer Megan Langford has had an incredible year, including winning the Junior Open in Bristol and being crowned Junior Champion of Moseley Golf Club.

Help Hillfields to survive
Posted on February 27 2017 at 12:49:22

Village animal-lovers are being asked to show their support for a local sanctuary that’s home to more than 300 furry friends.

Elderly exercise group forced out
Posted on February 27 2017 at 12:26:17

A group of elderly villagers who attend a weekly mobility class have been forced to move from their original venue after it started charging for hire of the room.

Siena skis into top spot again
Posted on February 27 2017 at 1:25:22

Barnt Green skiing ace Siena Horton is enjoying further success this season, winning the U16 Girls Slalom at the English Alpine Championships in Bormio, Italy.

Live well. . . drink well!
Posted on February 27 2017 at 1:19:22

Pam Morley, of Aelfgythe Border Morris, reports on the group’s annual Wassail.

Twins win again!
Posted on February 27 2017 at 12:23:22

Last year, eight-year-old Catshill twins Keira and Lara Bennett won our monthly competition. Because they had to share their prize, we said they could enter again – and now they’ve got a Mini Vinny each!

Increase in dog waste disposal costs
Posted on February 27 2017 at 11:05:22

Alvechurch Parish Council is to pay £50 a week to have its 10 dog waste bins emptied.

Masons donate to Lounge
Posted on February 27 2017 at 11:01:22

The Lounge youth project in Alvechurch was chosen to benefit from the Worcestershire freemasons’ tercentenary celebrations.

Speeding in Hopwood
Posted on February 27 2017 at 10:58:22

62 hours of monitoring over eight months on Hopwood Hill by the Safer Roads Partnership found the average speed was 47.7mph, in a 40mph zone.

Train death investigation
Posted on February 27 2017 at 10:56:22

British Transport Police are continuing to investigate the death of a 29-year-old Dublin woman who was hit by a train at Barnt Green station last month.

Nine new homes
Posted on February 27 2017 at 10:41:22

Planners are being asked to approve nine new homes on a brownfield site in the Alvechurch Green Belt.

Villagers line up for fun run
Posted on February 27 2017 at 10:39:22

Barnt Green is gearing up for a year of village events – first up is a Fun Run on May 7, which follows successful Sport Relief runs in previous years.

Picnic line-up grows
Posted on February 27 2017 at 10:23:22

Plans for this year’s Alvechurch Picnic in the Park on Sunday May 28 are taking shape, with the latest news being the announcement of an MC for the day.

A bicycle built for two
Posted on February 27 2017 at 9:27:22

A Cofton Hackett resident who cycles regularly despite being totally blind is seeking new partners to ride with him on his tandem.

Lines and litter
Posted on February 27 2017 at 10:19:22

Two of the estate’s roads are sporting brand new yellow lines, after residents raised safety concerns with County Councillor Kit Taylor and Coun Caroline Spencer.

Wassailing through the Lickeys
Posted on February 22 2017 at 4:26:36

A larger-than-ever crowd of revellers descended on the Lickey Hills for the annual Wassail, which took place on a clear dry evening and offered fun for all the family.

Have your say on transport plan
Posted on February 02 2017 at 1:44:31

Village residents have until March 17 to have their say on Worcestershire’s new Transport Plan.


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