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From the Past

Belt ‘not sacrosanct’
Posted on April 30 2018 at 10:38:04

Villagers hoping for reassurance that the suggestion of a new town between Alvechurch and Barnt Green was a non-starter were left deflated when Bromsgrove’s strategic planning chief told them the Green Belt was not sacrosanct.

And action!
Posted on April 30 2018 at 10:37:04

Members of the Barnt Green Chuggers running group had their moment in the spotlight when they answered a plea for extras on a locally-made film.

New hope for station lifts
Posted on April 30 2018 at 10:35:04

Barnt Green parish councillors are hopeful that the promised railway station lifts may be installed by 2020, after a meeting with Network Rail representatives.

Concern over ‘tree clearing’
Posted on April 30 2018 at 10:34:04

Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council has asked Bromsgrove District Council to look into claims that more protected trees have been cleared from an area of land off Cherry Hill Road.

Tribute to canal historian
Posted on April 30 2018 at 10:32:04

A new milestone commemorating the life and work of a local historian was unveiled at Tardebigge on the towpath of The Worcester & Birmingham Canal.

Police burglary pledge
Posted on April 30 2018 at 10:31:04

Village burglary victims will still be visited by a police officer, despite other policing areas cutting back.

Gritty problem for councils
Posted on April 30 2018 at 10:30:04

Village parish councils discussed installing extra grit bins after the hard winter caused dangerously icy pavements.

Festive repeat
Posted on April 30 2018 at 10:29:04

Alvechurch Parish Council is planning to hold a Christmas lights switch-on this year, parish chairman Andy Humphries told the annual meeting.

Pulling power
Posted on April 30 2018 at 10:28:04

Phil and Sheila Meads, of the Coach and Horses Inn at Weatheroak, have received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Knitting for funds
Posted on April 30 2018 at 10:24:04

Alvechurch’s Knit & Natter group were able to help to three charities after raising money through sales of their knitted goods.

Siena takes ski title
Posted on April 30 2018 at 10:22:04

Barnt Green skiing ace Siena Horton took the overall title at the British National Alpine Championships in Tignes and has become U16 Overall British National Champion – a fantastic end to her career in the children’s racing category.

Thanks, Wendy!
Posted on April 30 2018 at 10:16:04

Barnt Green Parish Council Chairman Robert Cholmondeley made a presentation to resident Wendy Tricklebank, who for the past 14 years has kept the village’s open spaces litter-free and inspected play equipment to ensure its safety.

‘Patchwork of potholes’
Posted on April 30 2018 at 10:15:04

Barnt Green parish councillors discussed concerns about the state of the roads after the winter.

Support local business
Posted on April 30 2018 at 10:14:04

Lickey and Blackwell residents have been encouraged to support local businesses.

Consultation on plan
Posted on April 30 2018 at 10:13:04

Alvechurch Neighbourhood Plan is now with Bromsgrove District Council for a six-week consultation, before being considered by a Government examiner.

Good news for council relations
Posted on April 30 2018 at 10:12:04

The working relationship between Alvechurch Parish Council and the new district and county councillors is excellent, parish chairman Andy Humphries told the annual parish meeting.

Fallen soldier’s family found at last
Posted on April 30 2018 at 10:09:04

A photograph of a Barnt Green man killed in World War II has finally been returned to his family, with a little help from The Village.

Can you spot a relative?
Posted on April 30 2018 at 10:08:04

Reader Charlie Bateman has asked us to publish this photo, showing pupils and staff at Lickey End First School in about 1900, to see if anyone recognises an ancestor.

Fingers crossed for sunny picnic
Posted on April 30 2018 at 9:54:04

The Alvechurch Picnic in the Park is nearly here, and everyone is hoping for good weather between now and then, and on the day itself – Sunday May 27. Rain has never stopped play before!

Musical celebration
Posted on April 30 2018 at 8:45:28

Blackwell singing group The Cats Chorus celebrated its first birthday with a music quiz and social night, and raised funds for charity at the same time.

Thomas meets Vinny
Posted on April 30 2018 at 8:33:28

Two-year-old Thomas Roulston, of Lickey End, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

Oakalls local keeps it real
Posted on April 30 2018 at 9:24:28

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Birthday bash to remember
Posted on April 30 2018 at 8:19:28

Finstall and Cofton Hackett WI held their 81st Birthday Party at Finstall Village Hall, writes Jessica Wilson.

Fashion for a good cause
Posted on April 30 2018 at 8:10:28

A charity fashion show in Barnt Green has raised £2,500 for Acorns Children’s Hospice.

It’s summer festival time
Posted on April 30 2018 at 12:33:55

Saturday June 16 will be a bumper day in Lickey and Blackwell, as both villages hold summer events.

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