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Wednesday December 12 2018

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From the Past

Here we come a-wassailing!
Posted on February 28 2018 at 2:40:13

Mid-winter procession organised by Aelfgythe Border Morris proves the big bang theory applies in village finale.

Footpath safety fears
Posted on February 28 2018 at 3:23:13

Lickey and Blackwell parish council heard that Hunters Hill School in Blackwell had diverted a public footpath that runs through school grounds.

‘Road watch’ may be upgraded
Posted on February 28 2018 at 2:08:13

Hopwood’s “road watch” may be escalated as a result of an accident at the end of last year in which a pedestrian died.

Ready for village fun run
Posted on February 28 2018 at 2:02:13

Barnt Green Chuggers running group have once again teamed up with the parish council to put on a Sport Relief 5k Fun Run, taking place on Sunday March 18.

Village reunion for poets
Posted on February 28 2018 at 2:59:13

In November 2007, The Village carried a feature introducing a new local group, the Withybed Poets, writes Mary Green.

Sam, 18, to join parish council
Posted on February 28 2018 at 1:58:04

Teenager Sam Harris was due to become a Barnt Green parish councillor as The Village went to press.

Fears over Lickey parking
Posted on February 28 2018 at 1:57:04

Lickey residents and councillors are dismayed at Birmingham City Council’s plans to introduce parking charges for visitors to the Lickey Hills.

Great save at ’Church
Posted on February 28 2018 at 1:53:04

An Alvechurch FC “superfan” whose life was saved by a new defibrillator at the club is hoping other sports clubs and village amenities follow Lye Meadow’s lead in installing the equipment.

Handing over a piece of history
Posted on February 28 2018 at 2:35:13

Barnt Green WI has marked a new chapter in its history with the handing over of a special keepsake.

Verge parking plea
Posted on February 28 2018 at 1:24:13

Damage caused by vehicles parking on grass verges was discussed by Lickey & Blackwell parish councillors after a resident asked them to discourage the practice via their newsletter.

Yellow lines plan for station
Posted on February 28 2018 at 1:21:13

Double yellow lines are likely to be painted at the junction of Station Road and Latimer Road as parking problems around Alvechurch railway stations spill into the streets.

Hopwood homes objection
Posted on February 28 2018 at 1:20:19

An application to build up to 21 new homes on a Green Belt field at Hopwood has been shown the red light in a lengthy objection by Alvechurch Parish Council.

Hannah’s Everest trek
Posted on February 28 2018 at 1:16:13

A former Alvechurch Middle School pupil will add to her fundraising for a school in South Africa by trekking to Everest Base Camp.

Planning ahead for Easter 2019
Posted on February 28 2018 at 1:03:13

Alvechurch Baptist Church leaders and congregation are asking villagers to get involved with a special project for Easter 2019.

Fun-filled programme for WI
Posted on February 28 2018 at 12:44:13

The Ark Angels WI group, which looked set to fold at the end of last year, has been rejuvenated with a new committee and is looking forward to attracting lots of new members with an exciting programme of events for 2018.

Birthday fun at library
Posted on February 28 2018 at 12:28:13

Alvechurch Library celebrates its 10th birthday in April.

Hats off to Vinny winners!
Posted on February 28 2018 at 12:28:13

Alvechurch resident Patrick Dryburgh and three-year-old daughter Georgie won themselves a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

Battery trouble
Posted on February 28 2018 at 12:15:13

Speed warning signs in Lickey & Blackwell have been padlocked after trouble with their batteries.

Parish lighting survey
Posted on February 28 2018 at 11:13:46

A lighting survey is to be carried out in Alvechurch parish after councillors agreed to spend £2,500 replacing an old concrete lamp-post currently in a garden on Latimer Road with a new one on the pavement.

June Griffiths ‘looking to return’
Posted on February 28 2018 at 11:12:13

Alvechurch South district councillor June Griffiths is on the road to recovery after a minor stroke last year and “looking to come back in a couple of months”, Coun Kit Taylor told parish councillors.

All about the animals
Posted on February 28 2018 at 12:04:13

This year’s Picnic in the Park in Alvechurch will be an animal extravaganza, with visits from a TV vet and critters from Dudley Zoo.

Cleaner village aims for plastic-free future
Posted on February 28 2018 at 10:31:04

Alvechurch is planning to clean up its act amid fears it is looking “scruffy” as it embraces a move to become a plastic-free village.

Fashion fundraiser
Posted on February 20 2018 at 11:32:59

A “Preloved Parade” to celebrate the 30th birthday of Acorns Children’s Hospice takes place on March 22.

Get creative for Picnic competition
Posted on February 14 2018 at 11:21:28

There’s still time to submit your entry for this year’s Alvechurch Parish Picnic in the Park logo competition!

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