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From the Past

Ten top gardens
Posted on July 30 2018 at 1:31:18

The sun shone on Alvechurch’s bi-annual Open Gardens event.

Left in dark during leak
Posted on July 30 2018 at 2:26:18

As The Village went to press, Swan Street in Alvechurch was finally open after many weeks of disruption caused by a gas emergency.

A new home for AFC
Posted on July 30 2018 at 1:20:18

’Church plan for the future with a move to The Hayes. 

School hosts festival fun
Posted on July 30 2018 at 1:14:18

This year’s Lickey School and Community Festival was another big success, with plenty of fun for all ages at Lickey Hills Primary School.

Invaded by the Vikings!
Posted on July 30 2018 at 1:13:18

Blackwell was taken over by marauding hordes at its Viking-themed summer festival, where villagers really got into the spirit of the event with some great costumes and props.

Run in the sun
Posted on July 30 2018 at 1:11:18

Despite a rather important football match taking place that lunchtime, villagers of all ages turned out for the Barnt Green Fun Run, postponed from snowy March.

Lucian meets Vinny
Posted on July 30 2018 at 1:04:26

Six-year-old Lucian Chilton-Davies, of Alvechurch, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

Plenty to see in Penny’s garden
Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:57:26

A charity garden party held in Bordesley attracted a host of visitors and raised money for three charities.

Garden housing plan
Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:52:18

A housing developer is eyeing up Green Belt garden land in Barnt Green for a potential 20-home estate.

84 miles in three days
Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:49:18

A group of 17 teachers and parents from Winterfold and Bromsgrove Schools have raised £6,500 for an African school by walking the full 84-mile length of the Hadrian’s Wall Path, from Newcastle to Bowness-on-Solway, in just three days.

Heading off
Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:47:18

Two long-serving village headteachers retired at the end of the summer term.

SOS answered
Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:46:18

Village roofing contractors DJ Scriven did their bit for the community by offering their services to TV’s DIY SOS team, who had appealed for local tradespeople to help out with their latest “Big Build” in Lickey End.

Softball success for Divas
Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:45:18

A team of Alvechurch cricketers are celebrating after they took the top spots in a festival competition.

Festival is ready to rock
Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:44:18

Blackwell Music Festival takes place on Saturday September 8, from 12 noon in the grounds of Hunter’s Hill School.

Parish supports surgery cabins
Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:43:18

Barnt Green parish council has backed the village surgery’s plan to expand into two Portakabins.

Birthday ‘girls’ celebrate in style
Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:41:18

Two Alvechurch residents celebrated special birthday milestones with parties thrown by their friends and family.

Resurfacing delay
Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:40:18

Resurfacing of Sandhills Lane, Barnt Green, will not be done until September at the earliest, county councillor Peter McDonald told parish councillors.

Afternoon of song
Posted on July 30 2018 at 1:39:18

Alvechurch Community Choir enjoyed an afternoon of song with a workshop led by professional opera and choral singer Themba Mvula.

Tree to be felled
Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:39:18

Barnt Green is to fell its “Christmas tree”.  The large conifer where lights have been hung for the past few years is becoming too high and also blocks the view of drivers
turning out of Sandhills Road.

Footbridge postponed again
Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:38:18

The Cofton railway footbridge has been put back again. Work is now planned to start in September, with completion in December.

Colourful display of craft creations
Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:37:18

Forge Mill Creative Textile Group attracted plenty of visitors to their Open Morning at Beoley Village Hall.

Car removed from hedge
Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:37:18

The car in the hedge on the Bittell Road bends in Barnt Green has finally been removed, parish councillors heard.

Fee agreed for Plan
Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:36:18

Parish councillors have agreed to spend £7,500 on an independent consultant to help Barnt Green develop its Neighbourhood Plan.

Rock band entertains villagers
Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:35:18

A group of villagers enjoyed a garden party with a difference: featuring a private performance from American rock band Lucky Tongue.

Youth group considered
Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:34:18

Vandalism prompted Lickey and Blackwell parish councillors to discuss the possibility of forming a new youth group.

Pumpkins at the ready for festival
Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:32:18

Organisers of the second Alvechurch Pumpkin Festival are reminding people of the date – Saturday October 27 in the village hall – and encouraging them to start working on their entries.

Thank you, Sue
Posted on July 30 2018 at 1:29:18

Sue Atkinson, office administrator at Tardebigge First School, bid farewell to pupils as she retired after 23 years.

Planners ‘ignored’ parish
Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:25:18

Alvechurch parish councillors are “appalled” that Bromsgrove planners ignored their grounds for objection to an application for three new houses in the Green Belt at Hopwood.

Church grant query
Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:24:18

Alvechurch parish councillors are in a quandary over whether to give a churchyard maintenance grant to St Laurence Church.

Bin that bra for charity
Posted on July 30 2018 at 1:21:32

Villagers are being encouraged to give their support to a new “Bra Bank”, in a fundraising initiative for the charity Against Breast Cancer.

Call for action on roundabout
Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:52:18

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Seeking Sheila
Posted on July 02 2018 at 2:48:27

A Village reader is seeking a childhood friend, who is now believed to live in Alvechurch.

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