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Stations stand-off
Posted on January 30 2018 at 3:49:45

Villagers press for action as rail bosses say: there’s no money

Concern over nursing home’s future
Posted on January 30 2018 at 2:47:45

Lickey residents turned out in force for their parish council’s planning meeting to express their concerns over Lickey Hills Nursing Home.

Wassail with a bang!
Posted on January 30 2018 at 1:49:45

This year’s annual Alvechurch Wassail promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Council considers crisis plan
Posted on January 30 2018 at 1:49:45

Alvechurch parish councillors debated the need for the area to have a formal Emergency Plan, as encouraged by Worcestershire County Council.

Mummers’ the word
Posted on January 30 2018 at 2:13:45

The annual New Year’s Day frolics in Alvechurch included, as always, a Mummers Play featuring traditional and topical characters.

Plugging the skills gap
Posted on January 30 2018 at 1:04:45

Perplexed by plumbing? Frustrated by flat packs? Broad Street DIY in Bromsgrove is launching a new event to help young people learn essential DIY skills.

Parking solutions discussed
Posted on January 30 2018 at 1:01:45

Responses to a car parking survey carried out among Barnt Green shops and businesses has revealed that most people find it difficult to park in the village.

Barnt Green slime queen
Posted on January 30 2018 at 12:57:45

A youngster from Barnt Green has set up her own business, tapping into the latest kids’ craze by making “slime”.

Litter fairies
Posted on January 30 2018 at 12:50:45

Village reader Mike Bingham sent us a photo showing just some of the rubbish collected by one of the “litter fairies” (local residents) in Grange Lane, Alvechurch, recently.

Council seeks crossing update
Posted on January 30 2018 at 12:45:45

Lickey & Blackwell council has asked county and district councillor Kit Taylor for an update the controversial closure of Blackwell’s “yellow brick road” railway crossing.

Objection to homes plan
Posted on January 30 2018 at 12:44:45

Alvechurch Parish Council has objected to plans to build three houses on Green Belt land on Ash Lane, Hopwood, saying it would set a “dangerous precedent in the parish.”

Judge’s Crufts call-up
Posted on January 30 2018 at 12:43:45

A Rowney Green resident whose dogs have proved successful at Crufts will soon be seeing the show from a different angle – as a judge.

CCTV for shelter
Posted on January 30 2018 at 12:16:50

CCTV has now been installed at the new bike shelter at Alvechurch railway station.

Council spot vacant
Posted on January 30 2018 at 12:16:45

There is still one vacancy to be filled on Barnt Green Parish Council.

Crime figures
Posted on January 30 2018 at 12:13:45

December’s crime figures for Barnt Green consisted of one house burglary in which a car was stolen, and three thefts from the Tesco store, according to PCSO Chelsea Lloyd.

Precept stays same
Posted on January 30 2018 at 12:12:45

Barnt Green Parish Council has voted to keep its precept – the part of the council tax that goes to the parish – the same as the previous year.

A winter celebration
Posted on January 30 2018 at 12:11:50

The annual Barnt Green Community Walk between Christmas and New Year had an extra twist this time – as well as taking a gentle stroll in the countryside surrounding the village, participants also stopped for a spot of wassailing.

Congestion continues
Posted on January 30 2018 at 12:11:45

Bromsgrove District Council has asked Worcestershire County Council’s Highways Department to explain the congestion problems on the roads in Bromsgrove, Barnt Green Parish Council heard.

Speeding still a concern
Posted on January 30 2018 at 12:06:45

A report from the Safer Roads Partnership into the A441 through Hopwood states that the average speed is 47mph (in a 40mph zone), similar to previous years.

Alex meets Vinny
Posted on January 30 2018 at 12:03:45

Four-year-old Alex Wells, of The Oakalls & Parklands in Bromsgrove, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition

Scouts prepare for Jamboree
Posted on January 30 2018 at 11:58:45

Bromsgrove Scouts are looking forward to a big adventure when they attend the World Scout Jamboree in the USA next year.

Knitting kindness
Posted on January 30 2018 at 11:44:45

Members of the Alvechurch Knit & Natter group raised £1,300 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Princes in the park
Posted on January 30 2018 at 11:35:45

After last year’s decision to shift the Alvechurch Picnic in the Park to the late May Bank Holiday proved a success, organisers are hoping for another day of lovely weather for this year’s event on Sunday May 27.

Village loses leading lights
Posted on January 30 2018 at 12:34:45

Alvechurch lost two village stalwarts when Lorna Sage and Jim Parker, who were both honorary Vice-Presidents of Alvechurch Village Society in recognition of their work for the community, died shortly before Christmas.

Cofton community café
Posted on January 30 2018 at 11:22:45

With a new village hall in Cofton Hackett still some way off, residents now have another way to get together thanks to a project set up by local churches.

Waking the trees with merriment
Posted on January 30 2018 at 12:15:45

Record numbers – more than 180 people – attended this year’s annual Wassail in the Lickey Hills Country Park Community Orchard.

Water supply for park
Posted on January 30 2018 at 10:43:45

Barnt Green parish councillors voted to go ahead with plans to install a water supply in the village’s Millennium Park.

Siena tops podium in Austria
Posted on January 30 2018 at 10:40:45

Barnt Green ski star Siena Horton has added to her growing collection of titles by winning the U16 Female Ambition Alpine Championships in Austria.

Zip wire favoured for new play equipment
Posted on January 30 2018 at 10:39:45

More than 400 Alvechurch residents responded to the recent questionnaire about new play equipment for The Meadows.

First aid skills for Finstall folk
Posted on January 30 2018 at 11:22:45

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Get started on stargazing
Posted on January 29 2018 at 3:44:26

Bromsgrove Astronomical Society is holding an Open Evening to introduce people of all ages to stargazing.

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