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Welcome to Barntchurch Newtown
Posted on March 29 2018 at 1:45:02

The Green Belt around Alvechurch and Barnt Green is under threat – again. This time, it could be really serious . . .

Barntchurch: What do we know?
Posted on March 29 2018 at 1:44:23

The Village delves into the housing study to see why this area is under threat and what ‘Barntchurch’ would really mean.

‘Don’t say its name’
Posted on March 29 2018 at 12:43:16

There have been mixed responses to the GL Hearn report among parish and district councillors across The Village area, with some fearing that even by talking about it they might be giving it too much credence.

MP responds to Green Belt threat
Posted on March 29 2018 at 1:42:40

Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid has given his response to the Greater Birmingham Housing Market Area Strategic Growth Study, which proposes building thousands of homes on Green Belt land around Alvechurch and Barnt Green.

The voice of youth
Posted on March 29 2018 at 12:36:22

Barnt Green’s new parish councillor, 18-year-old Sam Harris, shares his vision for the village.

Fighting for right of way
Posted on March 29 2018 at 1:31:50

Barnt Green Parish Council has joined calls for a public right of way to be reopened.

Street light colour clash
Posted on March 29 2018 at 12:30:50

Alvechurch parish councillors had a heated debate over the colour of village street lighting columns after a resident requested that a newly-replaced one on Snake Lane should be painted.

Picnic picks winning logo
Posted on March 29 2018 at 1:29:50

As the final preparations for this year’s Alvechurch Picnic in the Park get under way, the event now has its official logo, chosen from entries into the annual competition.

Young talent on show
Posted on March 29 2018 at 1:22:17

Talented youngsters showed off their musical skills as The Midland Sinfonia hosted its annual Young Musicians’ Showcase.

Snow lands parish with fun run bill
Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:58:04

An unexpected spring snowfall forced the cancellation of Barnt Green’s Sport Relief fun run and cost villagers up to £500, parish councillors heard.

Consultation letters go astray
Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:58:04

Residents of Bear Hill in Alvechurch are to be consulted on whether or not they would support the introduction of residents-only parking on their street.

Parish meeting dates
Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:56:04

Village parish councils are preparing to hold their Annual Parish Meetings.

Station lifts meeting agreed
Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:55:04

Network Rail representatives have agreed to a meeting with Barnt Green parish councillors on April 5, to discuss the lack of lifts at the village railway station. 

Parking restriction plan
Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:54:04

Barnt Green Parish Council has asked Worcestershire County Council to look at the possibility of restricting parking on sections of Sandhills Lane and Sandhills Road.

High tea to fund smart toilets
Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:53:04

An Oakalls resident is organising a “High Tea” event in Alvechurch to raise money for a Kenyan school.

Joker leads the pack
Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:50:04

A Blackwell resident is celebrating after one of her dogs won Best of Breed at this year’s Crufts.

Toby’s 1,000-mile cycle challenge
Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:50:04

Blackwell resident Toby Gosnall is preparing for a major cycle challenge to raise money for cancer charity Myeloma UK.

Community car scheme to continue
Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:49:04

Rural Rides, the long-running Worcestershire community car scheme, has narrowly avoided closure thanks to Community Transport Wyre Forest (CTWF), which has agreed to take over the running of the service.

Ingenious murder mystery
Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:48:04

Alvechurch Dramatic Society’s spring production is Deadly Nightcap, a thriller by the master of the genre, Francis Durbridge. 

The power of poetry
Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:47:04

For the 12th year running, Alvechurch Middle School welcomed local poet Giovanni “Spoz” Esposito to work with all Year 8 pupils in a Poetry Slam Day. 

Tribute to canal women
Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:46:04

The story of the women who kept Britain’s waterways working during World War Two is being brought to life by a boat-based theatre company.

Halfway there with hedge
Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:45:04

An enthusiastic group of volunteers gathered at Tardebigge Community Hall car park to learn the traditional art of hedge laying.

Beastly delay for World Book Day!
Posted on March 29 2018 at 12:43:04

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Get ready for pumpkin-fest
Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:43:04

Following the success of last year’s event, Alvechurch will host its second Pumpkin Festival on Saturday October 27 in the Village Hall.

Esme’s £850 charity chop
Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:42:04

A kind-hearted youngster has raised £850 for charity by having her long hair cut into a short bob.

Ava meets Vinny
Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:32:04

Six-year-old Ava Peyton, of Barnt Green, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition, helped by three-year-old sister Esmee.

Time to tidy up
Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:16:04

Alvechurch Village Society invites villagers to take part in a Springtime Litter Pick on Sun April 15 from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

New ideas for Lounge
Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:13:04

Earlier in the year, The Lounge café and youth project started the Alvechurch Community Survey, writes manager Sarah James.

Catch of a lifetime
Posted on March 23 2018 at 2:50:04

A village fisherman was amazed to catch a giant pike in the Worcester & Birmingham Canal at Alvechurch.

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