Sunday September 19 2021



From the Past

Parking plight plea
Posted on August 31 2018 at 2:12:19

Villagers are being asked to come up with ideas that could solve the growing parking problems across Alvechurch.

Mystery of the Lickey latch
Posted on August 31 2018 at 1:11:19

Churchwardens in Lickey are baffled by the disappearance and return of the latch on the gate to the cemetery extension.

Carve or craft a pumpkin
Posted on August 31 2018 at 1:09:19

The second Alvechurch Pumpkin Festival will take place on Saturday October 27 in the Village Hall.

Hall helpers needed
Posted on August 31 2018 at 1:07:19

Villagers are getting behind plans for a new village hall in Cofton Hackett by volunteering their skills to get the project off the ground.

Three walks to choose from
Posted on August 31 2018 at 1:06:19

Barnt Green Parish Council holds its annual Community Walk on Saturday September 22.

Playtime at Meadows
Posted on August 31 2018 at 1:04:19

The Meadows in Alvechurch has been full of kids, old and young, since the installation of new play and exercise equipment over the summer.

Stolen plant returned
Posted on August 31 2018 at 12:47:19

A memorial garden to Alvechurch youngster Finlay Church was planted earlier this year by the paddling pool in The Meadows and is being nurtured by retired director of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Philip Aubury.

Post Office in limbo
Posted on August 31 2018 at 12:46:19

The future of Alvechurch Post Office is still in limbo after plans for a Simply Fresh grocery store at 14 The Square were turned down on appeal.

Council vacancies
Posted on August 31 2018 at 12:44:19

Barnt Green Parish Council was left with two vacancies after the resignations of Sam Harris and Jenny Jellie.

Lack of bins leads to litter
Posted on August 31 2018 at 12:42:19

A lack of waste bins on the Parker’s Piece playing field in Barnt Green led to litter problems during the summer heatwave.

Guard of honour for Kay
Posted on August 31 2018 at 12:41:19

What seemed like the whole of Barnt Green turned out to say farewell to Kay Cholmondeley when she retired as head of St Andrew’s First School after 20 years.

Chris has left the building
Posted on August 31 2018 at 12:39:19

The Lawns residential home in Alvechurch waved goodbye to some long-serving members of staff at a garden party.

Horseplay in the hills
Posted on August 31 2018 at 12:27:19

Now in its third year, the Lickey Hills Bilberry Wake has been revived to commemorate a time when real horses were raced for competition.

New season starts
Posted on August 31 2018 at 12:26:19

With the new season commencing in September, the junior section of Kings Norton Rugby Club started pre-season training in August.

Waiting for the rain to fall
Posted on August 31 2018 at 12:11:19

This scene would normally be mostly water, perhaps with a sailing dinghy or two skipping across the surface while anglers watch their floats from the shore.

Hannah wins a Vinny – at last!
Posted on August 31 2018 at 12:05:19

Eleven-year-old Hannah Dale, of Alvechurch, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition – having been entering for more than two years!

Music on the lawn
Posted on August 31 2018 at 11:43:19

After nearly two months without rain, a few showers couldn’t dampen the spirit of residents and friends of Burcot Grange, who enjoyed a “Jazz on the Lawn” garden party.

Artist in good company
Posted on August 31 2018 at 11:41:19

Barnt Green artist Alexander Rhys is to have his work featured in an exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London, alongside artists including Banksy.

Football book aims to enthuse young readers
Posted on August 31 2018 at 11:39:19

A Bromsgrove resident has published his first book after it found favour with his own children.

Historical tale
Posted on August 31 2018 at 11:38:19

Alvechurch skiffle musician John Davies has turned his hand to writing, with the first in a planned series called The Belshaw Chronicles.

MP joins music-makers
Posted on August 31 2018 at 11:32:19

Tutnall Hall care home’s summer fete was opened by village MP and Home Secretary Sajid Javid, who also announced the winner of an annual art competition.

Renowned musicians in town
Posted on August 31 2018 at 10:51:19

Bromsgrove Concerts, the well-respected regional concert platform, will once again welcome internationally-renowned guest artists in a series of concerts from September 2018 until April 2019, mainly at Artrix.


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