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Parish fights back on lifts
Posted on November 27 2017 at 3:07:18

Following the revelation that Network Rail will not be providing the promised lifts at Barnt Green railway station in the near future, parish councillors have been discussing their next move.

Speeding plea down ‘black hole’ lane
Posted on November 27 2017 at 2:44:18

A Blackwell resident who describes a village lane as “the Black Hole of Calcutta” is campaigning for speed restrictions in the hope of preventing a serious accident.

End of yellow brick road
Posted on November 27 2017 at 3:36:09

Network Rail has confirmed that it intends to close Blackwell’s “yellow brick road” railway crossing permanently and replace it with a diversion, despite opposition from residents and parish councillors.

‘We’re not in Redditch’
Posted on November 27 2017 at 3:34:09

Voters in Alvechurch, Barnt Green and Cofton Hackett would find themselves electing the MP for Redditch if new proposals are introduced.

Parking fears in school expansion
Posted on November 27 2017 at 2:33:18

Barnt Green parish councillors have discussed submitting an official response to the proposed expansion of St Andrew’s First School.

Thriller based on true mystery
Posted on November 27 2017 at 2:32:19

A bizarre-but-true mystery has provided the inspiration for a villager’s debut novel.

All action for village film-making projects
Posted on November 27 2017 at 2:31:18

A new short film made in the Village area will tell the story of Midland hero “Blind Dave” Heeley and how he came to run around the world.

Keeping tradition alive
Posted on November 27 2017 at 2:30:09

A village Morris dancing side is looking for new blood as the group heads towards its 30th anniversary. 

Villagers asked for land use ideas
Posted on November 27 2017 at 2:29:21

The new owner of the former vet’s building on Birmingham Road, Alvechurch, has asked villagers for suggestions of uses for the land to the rear.

Second defibrillator for village
Posted on November 27 2017 at 2:28:21

Barnt Green parish councillors agreed to contribute £200 towards the cost of a defibrillator at the village’s social club.

Railing danger
Posted on November 27 2017 at 2:26:21

Loose railings on Swan Street (right) close to the centre of Alvechurch are to be investigated after warnings from residents that they have become dangerous.

Lickey on alert after burglaries
Posted on November 27 2017 at 3:26:21

Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council is reminding villagers to keep their homes, sheds and vehicles secure, after October’s crime figures from Lickey were released by the police.

Villages light up
Posted on November 27 2017 at 2:24:18

The final details of Alvechurch’s Christmas event on December 1 have been released.

Christmas church services
Posted on November 27 2017 at 2:48:25

Lickey and Blackwell’s churches are encouraging people to come along to their special Christmas services.

Simply Fresh plan setback
Posted on November 27 2017 at 1:48:19

Plans for an “upmarket” grocery store in Alvechurch have been sent back to the drawing board after they were deemed inappropriate for a listed building.

Wassail Walk update
Posted on November 27 2017 at 1:44:19

Meet at 3pm on Wednesday December 27 in Millennium Park for the free Barnt Green Wassail Walk to a local orchard.

Local history in full colour
Posted on November 27 2017 at 1:36:18

The 2017 edition of The Bromsgrove Rousler has been published by the Bromsgrove Society, in full colour for the first time.

Lounge ideas wanted
Posted on November 27 2017 at 2:29:15

Trustees of the local charity that runs The Lounge community café and youth project in Alvechurch are asking residents and those in the surrounding villages to take part in a community survey.

Susie meets Vinny!
Posted on November 27 2017 at 1:27:18

Susie Elias-Jones, of Weatheroak, Alvechurch, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

Musical talent
Posted on November 27 2017 at 1:22:18

Alvechurch Community Choir entertained at the third annual Gala Concert hosted by Alvechurch Baptist Church.

Scout groups seek helpers
Posted on November 27 2017 at 12:17:18

Scout groups in and around Bromsgrove are seeking volunteers to ensure young people can experience the fun and adventure of Scouting.

Pumpkins on parade
Posted on November 27 2017 at 12:54:25

Alvechurch’s first Pumpkin Festival was a great success, with more than 100 diverse exhibits grown, carved or made by creative villagers.

Chance to try rugby
Posted on November 27 2017 at 11:53:18

Kings Norton RFC held its Annual All Girls Primary School Tag Rugby Festival at the Hopwood Park facility, with a total of 10 teams involved.

It’s the Spook-alls!
Posted on November 27 2017 at 9:58:18

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Mini monsters on village trail
Posted on November 27 2017 at 9:56:18

More than 50 houses in Barnt Green took part in a Halloween Friendly Trail, helping to raise more than £300 for local charities including The Basement Project in Bromsgrove.

25,000 volt warning
Posted on November 24 2017 at 4:43:20

Network Rail is warning villagers to take extra care around the railway when overhead power lines “go live”.

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