Sunday September 26 2021



From the Past

Parish aims to be ready with its own plan
Posted on June 30 2018 at 2:58:21

Barnt Green is to revisit its Neighbourhood Plan preparations to ensure the parish is ready to deal with future house-building pressures.

Swans walk
Posted on June 30 2018 at 2:56:21

The family of swans featured in our June magazine, including our “cover cob”, have been on the move once more.

Finstall funds defibrillator
Posted on June 30 2018 at 2:54:21

Bromsgrove MP and Home Secretary Sajid Javid officially unveiled the new public access defibrillator at Finstall Village Hall.

Danger bridge to go at last
Posted on June 30 2018 at 2:52:21

After years of pressure from The Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society and Alvechurch Parish Council, the Canal & River Trust (CRT) has finally agreed to demolish the derelict bridge on the “dead arm” of the canal at Alvechurch.

Have your say on plan
Posted on June 30 2018 at 2:50:21

Villagers in Lickey, Blackwell and Cofton Hackett can have their say on the parishes’ future by commenting on a draft of the joint Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP), which is out for consultation until July 16.

Raising the pollen count
Posted on June 30 2018 at 2:49:21

Barnt Green is embracing an initiative to protect pollinating insects and their habitats.

‘Transparency’ plea
Posted on June 30 2018 at 2:59:03

Independent councillors are calling for the review of Bromsgrove’s local plan to be halted while fears of a “perceived conflict of interest” are investigated.

100 reasons to celebrate
Posted on June 30 2018 at 12:55:21

Family and friends gathered at Alvechurch Sports & Social Club to help Vera Palmer, a long-time resident of Alvechurch, celebrate reaching her 100th birthday.

It’s a snip . . . for £3,200!
Posted on June 30 2018 at 12:53:21

A well-known Alvechurch resident has raised £3,200 for a children’s charity by having her long hair cut.

Julie lifts Euro title for a second time
Posted on June 30 2018 at 12:30:21

Cofton Hackett resident Julie Davis has retained her title at the European Powerlifting Championships, breaking four British and two European records.

Fresh veg for all in village scheme
Posted on June 30 2018 at 12:27:21

A group of volunteers aiming to bring the community together by growing and sharing fresh produce are hoping to expand the scheme in Alvechurch.

Car crime in Cofton
Posted on June 30 2018 at 12:25:21

PC Marc Ginder, the new beat manager for Hagley and Rubery, has reminded residents to ensure their vehicles are secure after a number of attempted break-ins in Cofton Hackett and Rednal.

Concern over ‘near misses’
Posted on June 30 2018 at 12:19:21

Residents in Alvechurch have expressed concerns that children as young as three years old are playing unsupervised in the streets around Hollington Road.

Barrier a step closer
Posted on June 30 2018 at 12:17:21

The planned height restriction barrier for The Meadows in Alvechurch is set to go ahead.

Where is June?
Posted on June 30 2018 at 12:14:21

Alvechurch parish councillors continue to ask for updates on district councillor June Griffiths.

Division over bike rack
Posted on June 30 2018 at 11:31:21

Parish councillors in Lickey & Blackwell are still divided over the idea of installing a cycle rack, a bench or bollards outside the Trinity Centre to deter motorists from parking next to the horse trough.

Parking appeal
Posted on June 30 2018 at 11:30:21

Lickey Community Group asked parish councillors to help in appealing to Bromsgrove District Council for a police presence outside Lickey Hills Primary School.

Plastics phased out
Posted on June 30 2018 at 11:29:21

Single-use plastics are to be phased out by both Worcestershire County Council and Bromsgrove District Council.

Hannah meets Vinny!
Posted on June 30 2018 at 11:25:21

Hannah Gorton, aged 23 months, of Barnt Green, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

Ball raises a big total
Posted on June 30 2018 at 11:05:21

A Masquerade Ball held in Barnt Green raised more than £20,000.

A picnic fit for a prince
Posted on June 30 2018 at 11:07:21

Taking place a week after the Royal Wedding, this year’s Alvechurch Picnic in the Park was themed around Princes and Princesses

New lines for safer roads
Posted on June 30 2018 at 11:02:21

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Gifts galore at craft fair
Posted on June 30 2018 at 10:08:21

A variety of hand-crafted goods were on sale at Blackwell’s 39th Craft Fair at Blackwell Methodist Hall.

Secretary required
Posted on June 14 2018 at 1:03:15

Finstall Village Hall has a vacancy for a secretarial position.


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