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From the Past

Guess the close-up (No. 2): ANSWER
Posted on April 30 2017 at 3:59:47

Did you guess correctly?

A load of rubbish!
Posted on April 30 2017 at 2:51:13

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Library seeks volunteers
Posted on April 30 2017 at 2:40:13

Alvechurch Library is looking for young, enthusiastic volunteers aged from 11-24 years to help with this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Brass in pocket after charity gig
Posted on April 30 2017 at 1:59:13

Organisers of a charity event for the Alzheimer’s Society were so pleased with its success that they are planning a repeat later this year.

Easter sale success
Posted on April 30 2017 at 1:55:58

The Alvechurch Library Crafty Ladies held a fantastic Easter Craft Sale once again, with lots of handmade gifts and bunting.

Burcot lunch is fit for a Queen!
Posted on April 30 2017 at 1:53:13

Burcot Grange Care Home celebrated the Queen’s 91st birthday by inviting friends to join the residents for a three-course luncheon, a flower-arranging demonstration, and afternoon tea and cakes.

I’ve won a Vinny!
Posted on April 30 2017 at 1:11:13

Eight-year-old Ebony-Rose Parker, of Hopwood, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

Welcome to world of work
Posted on April 30 2017 at 2:02:13

Pupils at Alvechurch Middle School gained an insight into the world of work during a Careers Day.

Green Belt bites back
Posted on April 30 2017 at 12:49:13

The battle to stop a Birmingham land-grab across our borders into the Green Belt could be boosted by the initiative of the district councillor for Barnt Green and Hopwood.

Guess the close-up (No. 2)
Posted on April 30 2017 at 1:48:55

Village reader Mark Winson sent us some close-up images of interesting sights around Alvechurch.

Village gears up for motor-fest
Posted on April 30 2017 at 12:05:13

Barnt Green Parish Council has confirmed that its Motor Festival will definitely go ahead on Sunday July 2. More than 50 vehicles owned by local residents will be on display in Hewell Road from 2pm–5pm.  

We are the champions!
Posted on April 30 2017 at 1:04:00

It’s party time for Alvechurch FC, who were crowned league champions with one match to spare.

It’s picnic party time!
Posted on April 30 2017 at 12:00:13

It’s nearly here: Alvechurch Parish Picnic in the Park takes place on Sunday May 28 and organisers hope it will be as spectacular as ever, with new and exciting additions to the usual line up of entertainment, stalls and fun for everyone.

Choir concert cash boost
Posted on April 30 2017 at 11:59:13

A benefit concert held by Alvechurch Community Choir has raised more than £1,200 through ticket and refreshment sales, a raffle and donations.

‘Finn’ on paw patrol
Posted on April 30 2017 at 12:54:13

West Midlands Police has named a new member of its dog squad in honour of young Alvechurch fundraiser Finlay Church, whose ambition was to become a policeman.

Resident points the finger
Posted on April 30 2017 at 11:52:13

A resident of Oakdene Drive has pointed the finger at parish councillors and villagers alike for not taking sufficient care of Barnt Green.

Church funding row is back on agenda
Posted on April 30 2017 at 11:47:13

Barnt Green parish councillors are still discussing funding for churchyard maintenance at St Michael’s in Cofton Hackett, after Coun Charlie Hotham was approached by residents who say St Michael’s is as much part of Barnt Green as St Andrew’s.

Alan’s legacy to The Lounge
Posted on April 30 2017 at 12:43:13

The Lounge café and youth project in Alvechurch has received a bequest in memory of a village resident. 

Fun run reminder
Posted on April 30 2017 at 11:33:13

Don’t forget Barnt Green’s Fun Run, taking place on Sunday May 7 and organised by the Chuggers running group and the parish council.

Phantom bins
Posted on April 30 2017 at 11:32:13

Cofton Hackett Parish Council says it has received conflicting information from Bromsgrove District Council over fees for emptying bins in the village.

Objection to “industrial” plan
Posted on April 30 2017 at 11:31:13

The planning committee of Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council took a majority decision to object to an application that would allow “light industrial use” of agricultural land on Alvechurch Highway, opposite Marlbrook Tip.

Councillor co-opted
Posted on April 30 2017 at 11:30:13

Lickey & Blackwell parish councillors agreed unanimously to co-opt Steve Tibbits to represent Lickey Grange ward, in which he lives.

Home-grown speeders
Posted on April 30 2017 at 11:27:13

Drivers speeding through Rowney Green are home-grown, it has been suggested.

Bring and buy sale for Snowdon trek
Posted on April 30 2017 at 11:21:13

As one of its members prepared to climb Snowdon in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, Alvechurch WI held a Bring & Buy sale to support her fundraising.

Edwin resigns
Posted on April 30 2017 at 11:14:13

Edwin Gumbley has resigned from Barnt Green Parish Council after six years as a councillor.

Co-op charity cash
Posted on April 30 2017 at 11:14:13

Shoppers at the Co-op store in Alvechurch have raised funds for three local charities via a rewards scheme.

Traffic-calming ‘waste’
Posted on April 30 2017 at 11:12:13

The controversial traffic-calming scheme in Cofton Hackett has been described by parish councillors as “a waste of money.”

80 years of fellowship
Posted on April 30 2017 at 11:04:13

Finstall & Cofton Hackett WI celebrated its 80th birthday with a party in Finstall Village Hall.

Cup success for U8 squads
Posted on April 30 2017 at 11:00:13

Alvechurch FC’s under-8s (Year 3) football teams are hoping to build on the success of an impressive season by bolstering their squads.

Gran’s African odyssey
Posted on April 30 2017 at 10:57:13

A grandmother from Hopwood has completed an arduous five-day cycle journey across Africa for charity – and is already planning a similar adventure in India.

Delta blues comes to Barnt Green
Posted on April 30 2017 at 11:25:13

Martin Harley, a supremely talented roots and blues guitarist with a burgeoning global reputation, will be bringing his own blend of Mississippi Delta blues to the village area on Saturday May 27.

Guess the close-up (No. 1): ANSWER
Posted on April 07 2017 at 10:46:01

Did you guess correctly?


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