Thursday September 23 2021



From the Past

‘Danger’ lane action
Posted on May 29 2018 at 1:16:24

A Blackwell road described by residents as “the Black Hole of Calcutta” is to have new warning signs after a campaign to make the road safer.

Height barrier to keep gates open at park
Posted on May 29 2018 at 1:13:24

The gates to The Meadows playing fields in Alvechurch, locked for much of the summer last year to keep travellers out, are to be fitted with a height restriction system.

‘Hell-bent’ on Hearn
Posted on May 29 2018 at 2:13:05

Hopes that any consideration of a proposed “garden village” between Alvechurch and Barnt Green would be shelved were dashed when Conservative councillors got together to keep it on the agenda.

Road to be resurfaced
Posted on May 29 2018 at 12:24:14

The plague of potholes in Barnt Green may soon be over, at least on Sandhills Lane.

New kids on the block
Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:52:10

Village reader Paul Wilde sent us these pictures showing a new brood of cygnets that hatched in May near Abbey Meadows in Bordesley.

Council considers cycle rack
Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:48:10

Lickey and Blackwell parish councillors agreed to consider the possibility of installing a bench or a cycle rack by the horse trough outside the Trinity Centre.

No more slime
Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:47:10

Tennis players should find firmer footing at the Rowney Green courts after the parish council agreed to jet wash the surface which has become “slimy”.

Still in charge
Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:46:10

Andy Humphries, the long-serving Chairman of Alvechurch Parish Council, has been elected to the role for a sixth year by fellow councillors, despite having said the past year would “probably” be the last.

Forum suspended
Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:45:10

Alvechurch Community Safety Forum, which succeeded PACT meetings in the parish, is to be suspended.

Plans to save pets
Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:44:10

Pet owners will be able to take their animals to centres at Hopwood and Rowney Green under the Emergency Plan being drawn up by Alvechurch Parish Council.

Choir joins in with joyful duo
Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:40:10

While millions of people watched a certain royal event on TV, a somewhat smaller but no less special wedding was taking place that same day in Alvechurch.

The money-spinners!
Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:38:10

A sponsored spinathon in Alvechurch raised money for the Pituitary Foundation in memory of a young villager.

Fun Run rescheduled
Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:37:10

After being cancelled because of snow in March, the Barnt Green Fun Run in aid of Sport Relief has been rescheduled for Sunday June 24.

New film aims to scare
Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:33:10

Barnt Green film company Walktall Productions is getting ready to scare audiences with its current project, a Hammer-style horror thriller.

John’s an inspiration
Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:31:10

Alvechurch resident John Davies has been shortlisted in a nationwide competition to find inspirational people aged over 60.

Environment Agency gets ready for tip application
Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:30:10

The Environment Agency has completed a survey of the former Marlbrook Tip in the Lickey Hills and is now preparing to apply for planning permission to carry out work to make the site safe.

Victory in close-run road race
Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:29:10

Alvechurch cyclist Cameron Biddle is celebrating his latest win, after snatching victory at the last moment of an exciting road race.

On target for team GB
Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:27:10

An Oakalls youngster represented Great Britain in archery in her first international competition.

Colts crowned champions
Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:27:10

Barnt Green Colts U12s enjoyed a fantastic season of football, ending with them being crowned league champions.

Hockey debut
Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:26:10

We usually report on Barnt Green teenager Siena Horton’s skiing success, but she’s also a rising star in the hockey world.

No joy for detectorists
Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:23:10

Alvechurch Parish Council agreed to ban metal detectorists from its land, after a resident with a licence asked for permission to search in the area.

School sends DIY SOS
Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:21:10

Alvechurch Middle School is sending out an SOS to anyone with DIY expertise who can help with a building project.

Simply Fresh plan goes to appeal
Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:21:10

The long wait for “upmarket” grocer Simply Fresh to open for business in Alvechurch is set to continue.

High turnout for clean-up
Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:57:10

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Scout leaders sought
Posted on May 29 2018 at 10:49:37

1st Barnt Green Scouts are seeking new leaders and assistants to help offer more opportunities to young people in the Village area.

Rugby event spotlights future stars
Posted on May 29 2018 at 10:29:37

Kings Norton RFC hosted young rugby talent of the future in the local Primary Schools Tag Rugby end-of-season Cup Festival at Hopwood Park, Ash Lane.

Open for adventure!
Posted on May 29 2018 at 10:28:14

Adventurous types had the opportunity to try out some exciting new activities when Blackwell Adventure held a Fun Day for all the family.

Sam meets Vinny!
Posted on May 29 2018 at 10:15:14

Six-year-old Samuel Westwood-Tams, of Cofton Hackett, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

Are you the owner of a lost ring?
Posted on May 02 2018 at 3:16:10

A Village reader is seeking the owner of a ring found in Bromsgrove high street.


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