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Friday December 14 2018

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From the Past

Parish plan holds firm
Posted on September 30 2018 at 3:03:30

The grassroots initiative giving villagers a say in planning strategy is pressing ahead despite efforts by a number of housing developers to delay its progress.

Short-sighted road advice
Posted on September 30 2018 at 3:02:30

Visually impaired residents in Barnt Green have been advised that an overgrown hedge obstructing the pavement is not “an imminent safety issue” – because they can just cross over to the other side of the road.

Doubles delight
Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:57:30

Tennis twins Simon and Paul Cowie went head to head in the men’s final of Barnt Green Tennis Club’s annual championship.

Bridge work begins
Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:55:30

Work towards the installation of a footbridge over the railway at Cofton Hackett has finally begun, Barnt Green Parish Council heard.

Traders’ fears over lengthy road closure
Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:54:30

Plans to replace the water main in Barnt Green’s high street have been met with concern by councillors and traders.

20mph back on agenda 
Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:53:30

A 20mph speed limit through the centre of Alvechurch is back on the cards after a three-way meeting between the parish, district and county councils.

Hopwood mums win play backing
Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:52:30

A group of Hopwood mums, with the backing of Alvechurch Parish Council, are a step closer to seeing their children playing on new equipment.

Village crime fears
Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:49:30

Fears of a rise in crime have prompted villagers to look at restarting a number of Neighbourhood Watch schemes.

Thanks for hard work
Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:47:30

Alvechurch Parish Council officially thanked assistant clerk Wendy Carney (right), who is retiring after 16 years.

Happy birthday, Hopwood!
Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:40:30

The Village magazine is not the only local business celebrating its second decade – Hopwood Garden Centre also has its 20th birthday this year.

Good news for cyclists
Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:39:30

Finstall and The Oakalls are to benefit from a new cycleway, as part of a transport and highways plan being rolled out across Bromsgrove.

Council vacancies filled
Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:38:30

Barnt Green Parish Council has co-opted two new councillors: Harrison Rone-Clarke and Joe Nilsson, both of whom live in the village.

Where is our representation?
Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:37:30

Alvechurch Parish Council has made an official complaint to the chief executive and leader of Bromsgrove District Council about representation in Alvechurch South ward.

‘Unitary authority’ proposal
Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:36:30

A district councillor is proposing that the council on which he sits should be abolished.

Bra bonanza
Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:34:30

1,000 old bras have been donated to a “bra bank” at The Wishing Well health and wellbeing centre in Bromsgrove, in aid of the charity Against Breast Cancer.

The housebuilders’ neighbourhood plan
Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:10:30

Depending on your point of view, this map could look like a fantastic opportunity to expand a village into a vibrant near-town . . . or it could leave you feeling surrounded, like beleaguered Britain in the Dad’s Army title sequence.

Marking the end of WWI
Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:49:59

Plans to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I are under way in Alvechurch and Barnt Green.

Prizes to be won in home contest
Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:42:38

Alvechurch Village Society is encouraging residents to enter a Best-Dressed House competition on the theme of Pumpkins and Halloween.

Where on earth was Vinny?
Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:26:30

If you scoured the pages of your September magazine in vain, there’s no need to book a trip to Specsavers just yet. . . Vinny wasn’t there!

Green show winners
Posted on September 30 2018 at 1:07:30

Rowney Green Horticultural Society’s annual Main Show attracted a large number of entries, despite the hot summer.

Tradition on display
Posted on September 30 2018 at 1:45:30

Rain didn’t put off visitors to the annual Tardebigge Show, which featured traditional stalls and games, plus displays of produce and crafts and an auction.

Exploring Shostakovich
Posted on September 30 2018 at 12:31:30

Exploring Shostakovich, presented by Festive Classics, is a weekend of music and talks at Artrix in Bromsgrove, celebrating the composer’s life and work.

Flower Society enjoys success
Posted on September 30 2018 at 12:30:30

Rosehill Flower Arrangement Society (RFAS) has enjoyed a great history of successful flower arrangement demonstration programmes – having celebrated its 50th Golden Anniversary last year.

Seeking volunteer mentors
Posted on September 30 2018 at 12:29:30

Mentor Link is seeking volunteer mentors to support children and young people in local schools.

New faces
Posted on September 23 2018 at 2:59:30

Two village schools welcomed new headteachers at the start of the autumn term.

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