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Station lifts grounded
Posted on October 31 2017 at 1:17:50

The long-promised installation of lifts at Barnt Green railway station is now unlikely to go ahead as planned.

Phone box defibrillator conundrum
Posted on October 31 2017 at 12:33:32

Lickey & Blackwell parish councillors debated extra security measures for the Marlbook defibrillator, after it was stolen from the former phone box on Old Birmingham Road.

Lessons in fundraising
Posted on October 31 2017 at 12:44:16

Crown Meadow First School in Alvechurch hosted a Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, attended by families and friends.

Tip deadline missed
Posted on October 31 2017 at 11:35:05

The Environment Agency is stepping in to carry out safety work on Marlbrook Tip after the site’s owners failed to meet the deadline to do it themselves.

Noise advice
Posted on October 31 2017 at 11:34:05

Reports of problems at Mayfield Farm, Hopwood are “on-going”, district and county councillor Charlie Hotham told Alvechurch parish councillors.

High-end cars ‘at risk’
Posted on October 31 2017 at 11:30:05

Alvechurch is suffering from a “spike” in thefts of cars, with luxury models being the prime target.

Christmas set to be a cracker
Posted on October 31 2017 at 12:28:16

Plans for a more festive Alvechurch are gathering pace, with the parish Christmas working group being upgraded to a sub-committee of the council with its own budget.

Life through a lens
Posted on October 31 2017 at 12:27:16

Fifty years after work began on building Pebble Mill, a talk in Alvechurch celebrates the life of the iconic BBC studios.

Warning signs
Posted on October 31 2017 at 11:27:05

Signs alerting motorists to the likelihood of horse riders are being sought for Rowney Green by Alvechurch Parish Council after recent concerns expressed by villagers.

Help always wanted
Posted on October 31 2017 at 12:26:16

Bill Ulyett, chairman of trustees at The Lounge youth project and cafe in Alvechurch, explains how villagers can help out.

Village school could expand
Posted on October 31 2017 at 11:25:05

St Andrew’s First School in Barnt Green has been asked to consider expanding, the village’s parish councillors heard.

Positive thinking
Posted on October 31 2017 at 12:21:16

Members of the Alvechurch Neighbourhood Plan steering group held a three-day public display of their draft plan at Alvechurch Baptist Church.

Apply for grants now
Posted on October 31 2017 at 11:20:05

Community groups in Alvechurch are being encouraged to put forward any applications for grants to the parish council as it begins to prepare its budget for the next year.

GP centre idea
Posted on October 31 2017 at 11:02:11

Alvechurch is missing the chance to encourage a Worcestershire medical practice to open a centre in the village, a resident told parish councillors.

Finalists in the frame
Posted on October 31 2017 at 9:44:44

Barnt Green Tennis Club’s end-of-summer finals saw some keenly contested matches across all age groups.

Golf still to the fore!
Posted on October 31 2017 at 10:38:22

Village golfers have been reassured that any changes to Bromsgrove Golf Centre are years away, as proposals to make its land available for future housing were revealed.

Hallowed turf
Posted on October 31 2017 at 9:04:16

More than 20 players from Kings Norton Rhinos took part in a tag rugby festival at the Worcester Warriors ground.

Early birdies
Posted on October 31 2017 at 9:03:16

Barnt Green youngsters Daniel Duffy and Jake Jeff-Johnston, both aged six, celebrated their team’s victory in a regional golf competition.

Showcasing local talent
Posted on October 31 2017 at 8:30:16

Blackwell’s 38th Craft Fair on Sunday November 5 offers an opportunity to buy sensibly-priced gifts from local craftspeople and small businesses.

Bard returns to Alvechurch
Posted on October 31 2017 at 8:27:16

Alvechurch Dramatic Society presents The Merry Wives of Alvechurch from Thurs Nov 23 to Sat Nov 25 in Alvechurch Village Hall.

Village author up for award
Posted on October 31 2017 at 8:26:16

Barnt Green author Steve Dunn has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 Mountbatten Maritime Award for his latest book, Securing the Narrow Sea.

Having a ball for charity
Posted on October 31 2017 at 7:39:16

Singleton’s Nurseries, in Bromsgrove, raised almost £8,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital with a Red Balloon charity ball.

Buy our bric-a-brac!
Posted on October 31 2017 at 7:20:16

A village business is raising money for local charities by collecting and selling bric-a-brac.

Trio of Vinny winners
Posted on October 31 2017 at 6:29:16

The Amir family, of Burcot, were the latest winners of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

West End girl
Posted on October 31 2017 at 6:24:16

Finstall teenager Sadie Fitzgerald made her West End debut after taking part in a prestigious summer school.

Charity bridge match
Posted on October 31 2017 at 6:22:16

A charity “Café Bridge” event in Barnt Green raised more than £700 for the Midlands Air Ambulance.

Mentors sought
Posted on October 31 2017 at 6:11:05

Children’s charity Mentor Link is recruiting Volunteer Mentors to support distressed children and young people.

On the crest of a wake
Posted on October 31 2017 at 12:45:16

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Wassail walk
Posted on October 30 2017 at 10:33:05

A Wassail Walk will take place in Barnt Green on Boxing Day this year, instead of the usual Post-Christmas Walk.

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