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Time to have your say
Posted on October 30 2018 at 3:59:20

Villagers now have only a few weeks left to have their say on the future development of Bromsgrove district.

How to navigate planning maze
Posted on October 30 2018 at 3:58:20

The Village guides you through the readathon that is the Bromsgrove District Plan Review Issues & Options consultation.

Villages ready to light up 
Posted on October 30 2018 at 2:54:54

Plans for Christmas celebrations are well under way across the Village area.

Garden helper needed
Posted on October 30 2018 at 2:52:54

Alvechurch resident Peter McHugh, who for many years has looked after the small garden behind the dentists’ practice as well as the hedge across the road from the Chinese takeaway, would like to pass on both jobs to a willing volunteer.

Don’t wait, it’s ‘on the list’
Posted on October 30 2018 at 2:50:54

Barnt Green councillor Charlie Hotham has launched a campaign for clearer information on when work is to be completed by Worcestershire County Council.

Unitary idea gets hearing
Posted on October 30 2018 at 2:43:54

An initiative to get councillors to debate their own demise will be heard this month.

Donations buy defibrillator
Posted on October 30 2018 at 2:36:54

A new defibrillator has been installed at Barnt Green Social Club, funded entirely through donations organised by villager Trevor Harris.

Risk assessment plan
Posted on October 30 2018 at 2:35:54

Comments on “social” media have prompted Alvechurch Parish Council to spend £450 on a risk assessment of the whole of The Meadows.

New design for gate
Posted on October 30 2018 at 2:34:54

A poppy could be the centrepiece decoration on a new wrought iron overhead barrier for the gates to The Meadows playing fields in Alvechurch.

Police pop-up
Posted on October 30 2018 at 2:33:54

A “police pop-up” event in Barnt Green saw villagers share concerns with local officers, parish councillors heard.

Sign up for Smart Water
Posted on October 30 2018 at 2:33:54

Barnt Green Parish Council has decided to launch Smart Water in the village.

Lorry route concerns
Posted on October 30 2018 at 2:32:54

Blackwell residents have expressed concerns about large lorries using Linthurst Newtown to deliver construction materials to Wadderton on Greenhill.

Cross wins ale award
Posted on October 30 2018 at 2:26:54

The Cross Inn at Finstall has been declared Summer 2018 Pub of the Season by the Redditch and Bromsgrove branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

Police in call for photos of poor parking
Posted on October 30 2018 at 2:25:54

Villagers are being urged to help police reduce the scourge of dangerous parking around schools at drop-off and pick-up times.

Interest grows in veg project
Posted on October 30 2018 at 2:22:54

Following the success of its vegetable planter in Tanyard Lane car park, Incredible Edible Alvechurch will create a second village installation.

‘No’ signal to signs plea
Posted on October 30 2018 at 2:22:54

Barnt Green Parish Council will continue to press West Midlands Trains for improved signage at the village railway station after a “disappointing” response to their initial request.

Suits you!
Posted on October 30 2018 at 2:19:54

Steve Ianson, the new men’s captain of Kings Norton Golf Club, Alvechurch, is helped into his official jacket by club chairman Bob Cashmore.

Poppy jar project
Posted on October 30 2018 at 2:16:54

As featured on our November cover, Alvechurch WI and Youth at the Lounge have been working together to make poppy lanterns for use on Remembrance Day.

Festival trees return to church
Posted on October 30 2018 at 2:56:54

Alvechurch Baptist Church is once again holding a Christmas Tree Festival, from Friday Nov 30 to Tuesday Dec 4, with trees decorated by 20 village groups.

Councillor’s warning on speed signs
Posted on October 30 2018 at 1:56:54

Lickey & Blackwell residents have been warned not to take the law into their own hands by erecting homemade road signs.

A tribute to Tom
Posted on October 30 2018 at 11:54:54

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Bridge bonanza
Posted on October 30 2018 at 11:52:54

Bridge players in Barnt Green raised £1,000 for Bromsgrove’s Primrose Hospice with a Café Bridge tournament plus a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses.

Petition with a twist
Posted on October 30 2018 at 11:50:54

1st Lickey Cub Scouts created a special petition in the form of a mannequin as part of the Scout Association’s “A Million Hands Sticking Up for Mental Health” Campaign.

Postcard from the past
Posted on October 30 2018 at 11:48:54

Lickey resident Sally Montgomery wonders if any readers can shed light on this post card, which was found by her cousin among some family memorabilia.

War history in the hills
Posted on October 30 2018 at 11:46:54

The final year of World War I was centre stage when the Lickey Hills Local History Society and the Lickey Hills Society held their annual Open Weekend at the Lickey Hills Country Park.

Village show success
Posted on October 30 2018 at 11:32:54

Plenty of visitors enjoyed the flowers, produce, crafts, stalls and games at a sunny Finstall Show.

Ruby meets Vinny
Posted on October 30 2018 at 10:36:54

Nine-year-old Ruby Liversidge, of Alvechurch, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

DIY and friendship
Posted on October 30 2018 at 9:57:54

Older men who experience loneliness or isolation in retirement can meet new friends and learn new skills thanks to an Age UK scheme.

Coffee and cake for charity
Posted on October 30 2018 at 10:27:54

Crown Meadow First School in Alvechurch combined its Harvest Festival with a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, raising £1,185.

Village film at festival
Posted on October 24 2018 at 1:53:54

A film made in Barnt Green will be screened as part of the Birmingham Festival of Terror on Saturday October 28.

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