Sunday September 19 2021



From the Past

Late-date success!
Posted on June 30 2017 at 3:43:46

Alvechurch’s annual Picnic in the Park reaped the rewards of being held later in the year as record crowds basked in warm sunshine.

Could you use a marquee?
Posted on June 30 2017 at 3:37:46

If you’re seeking a party venue for September, Barnt Green Cricket Club could have the solution.

Paving way for piazza
Posted on June 30 2017 at 3:31:46

Plans for a Piazza dell’Alvechurch could be resurrected as the village’s Neighbourhood Plan nears fruition.

A community hub
Posted on June 30 2017 at 3:04:46

A report on Alvechurch Sports & Social Club by its vice president, Karl Farrell.

Trek to raise awareness
Posted on June 30 2017 at 2:55:46

A village resident is to take part in an arduous trek across Oman in aid of Coppafeel, a charity that promotes early detection of breast cancer in young people. 

Tea with the Queen
Posted on June 30 2017 at 2:54:46

Barnt Green parish councillor Judith Jagger was invited to attend a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, in recognition of her work in the community.

Hopwood misses out on crossing
Posted on June 30 2017 at 2:52:46

Hopwood residents have been “sadly let down” by Bromsgrove planners, according to independent district councillor Charlie Hotham.

Post Office plans move
Posted on June 30 2017 at 2:49:46

Post Office bosses are consulting with villagers over a proposed move of the Alvechurch branch into the planned Simply Fresh store in the village centre.

Gate policy to continue
Posted on June 30 2017 at 2:48:46

Alvechurch parish councillors have decided to continue locking the gates to The Meadows playing fields when alerts of travellers looking for a new site in the area are received.

New Executive Officer
Posted on June 30 2017 at 2:46:46

Blackwell resident Lisa Winterbourn has been announced as the new Executive Officer for Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council.

Station scheme draws a blank
Posted on June 30 2017 at 2:45:46

A proposed scheme which could see volunteers looking after Barnt Green railway station has not proved as popular as the parish council hoped.

War memorial adopted
Posted on June 30 2017 at 2:43:46

Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council has formally agreed to adopt the war memorial outside the Trinity Centre, as neither Lickey church nor Bromsgrove District Council were interested in doing so.

Traffic chaos to ease
Posted on June 30 2017 at 2:12:46

Traffic chaos at the Bovis Homes temporary lights at Bordesley should be easing, site manager Richard Flanigan told Alvechurch parish councillors.

Guess the close-up (No. 4)
Posted on June 30 2017 at 2:49:29

Village reader Mark Winson sent us some close-up images of interesting sights around Alvechurch – can you identify where this one is? 

Unexpected meeting on garden trip
Posted on June 30 2017 at 1:34:46

Members of Finstall Cross WI had an unexpected encounter when they visited Thenford Gardens and Arboretum in Northamptonshire.

Ideas for boosting village
Posted on June 30 2017 at 1:11:43

Barnt Green traders have been coming up with ideas to boost the village in a scheme instigated by Bromsgrove’s Town Centres manager Cheryl Welsh.

Colts aiming to win the league
Posted on June 30 2017 at 12:45:46

Barnt Green Colts Under-14s Team (Year 9 from September 2017) is looking for players with Sunday league football experience who want to win the league next season.

Angels on an adventure
Posted on June 30 2017 at 12:35:46

Members of Ark Angels WI enjoyed an exciting trip to Blackwell Adventure outdoor activity centre.

New path danger fears
Posted on June 30 2017 at 1:31:46

Network Rail’s closure of two railway footpath crossings is still on the agenda for village parish councils.

Guess the close-up (No. 4): ANSWER
Posted on June 30 2017 at 1:29:24

Did you guess correctly?

Posted on June 30 2017 at 1:00:46

A much-missed tree that used to form a gateway to southern Alvechurch has been replaced, thanks to Alvechurch Village Society.

Feast of classical music through ages
Posted on June 30 2017 at 12:56:46

The Orchestra of St John in Bromsgrove is staging its sixth annual MusicFest – a feast of classical music through the ages, featuring four performances over two days.

Blame it on the weather!
Posted on June 30 2017 at 11:27:46

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Hannah meets Vinny!
Posted on June 30 2017 at 10:13:46

Twelve-year-old Hannah Gill, of Bromsgrove, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

A taste of Worcestershire art
Posted on June 26 2017 at 1:41:49

A three-week exhibition will showcase the work of 30 Worcestershire artists.

Alvechurch Village chooses independent Kate as Sajid sweeps back in
Posted on June 09 2017 at 4:25:15

THE INDEPENDENT candidate Kate Van Der Plank has won the by-election for Alvechurch Village Ward with a large share of the vote. She polled 893 votes, 310 more than the Tory candidate on 583.
Meanwhile, sitting MP Sajid Javid has been re-elected to the Bromsgrove constituency in the General Election with almost twice the votes (33,493) of the Labour candidate Michael Thompson (16,920).


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