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Friday January 18 2019

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Calendar people
Posted on November 30 2018 at 3:41:20

Alvechurch Village Hall’s committee has produced a 2019 calendar, highlighting the many groups that use the venue.

A selection of Christmas services
Posted on November 30 2018 at 2:20:20

Churches in the Village area offer a variety of Christmas services and events, some of which are listed below. For full information, visit the websites.

Library ‘noise’ wanted
Posted on November 30 2018 at 2:14:20

Villagers are being urged to give their support to Alvechurch Library, as the county council reviews the venue’s future.

Art of rock
Posted on November 30 2018 at 10:44:20

The Village’s resident cartoonist Bob Lawton is exhibiting and selling some of his framed cartoons at Artrix in Bromsgrove.

Tip ‘activity’ followed up
Posted on November 30 2018 at 10:41:20

Lickey residents have reported concerns over “activities” at Marlbrook Tip to the Environment Agency, which has responsibility for the site’s safety.

Restaurant hygiene alert
Posted on November 30 2018 at 10:39:20

Parish, district and county councillor Charlie Hotham has urged villagers to be aware that two Barnt Green eateries have a low hygiene rating.

Sandhills road safety plea
Posted on November 30 2018 at 10:37:20

Residents of Sandhills Green in Barnt Green have asked the parish council to look into the safety of their unlit lane, which runs under the railway line.

Housing study is ‘conjecture’
Posted on November 30 2018 at 11:24:20

The “Barntchurch” report would not be accepted as evidence by a judge, the chairman of Alvechurch Parish Council told Bromsgrove strategic planning chief Mike Dunphy during a presentation to the council.

Lottery grant boosts stained glass appeal
Posted on November 30 2018 at 10:23:20

St Laurence Church in Alvechurch can go ahead with repairs to its historic stained glass windows thanks to a grant of £113,700 from the Heritage Lottery fund.

Gritty issue for Blackwell
Posted on November 30 2018 at 10:22:20

Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council has decided to fund its own grit bin after a request was turned down by the county’s Highways department.

Bollards must be black and gold
Posted on November 30 2018 at 10:12:20

Barnt Green Parish Council decided to buy three new bollards to replace those missing from Hewell Road.

Fashion for charity
Posted on November 30 2018 at 10:11:20

A fashion show held in Alvechurch Village Hall raised £1,112 for Brain Tumour Research.

Poppy design for barrier
Posted on November 30 2018 at 10:09:20

A poppy centrepiece to a new wrought iron overhead barrier for the gates to The Meadows playing fields in Alvechurch was agreed to unanimously by parish councillors.

Drone code in force
Posted on November 30 2018 at 10:07:20

Flying of drones is to be subject to the Civil Aviation Authority Drone Code in Alvechurch after the parish council voted to adopt the code on its land.

New lengthsman delayed
Posted on November 30 2018 at 10:07:20

Lengthsman duties in Alvechurch are to be carried out by Bromsgrove council workers at least until the end of March.

Potential parking problems
Posted on November 30 2018 at 10:06:20

The loss of parking spaces in Newbourne Hill, Rowney Green, if Bromsgrove District Housing Trust goes ahead with plans to demolish two garages to make way for housing, could create problems.

Club founder remembered
Posted on November 30 2018 at 10:04:20

Patricia White, who will be remembered in the Village area as the founder of Barnt Green Art Club, died in June aged 89 years.

Library ‘noise’ wanted
Posted on November 30 2018 at 11:02:37

Villagers are being urged to give their support to Alvechurch Library, as the county council reviews the venue’s future.

Village shutdown fear
Posted on November 30 2018 at 11:00:20

Barnt Green parish councillors expressed their concerns to Severn Trent over plans to close Hewell Road while an old water main is replaced.

Halloween houses
Posted on November 30 2018 at 9:55:20

Villagers who wanted to show off their spooky side this Halloween could enter a Best-Dressed House competition run by Alvechurch Village Society.

Neighbourhood plan passes ‘with flying colours’ - now for the people’s vote
Posted on November 30 2018 at 10:41:26

The draft Alvechurch Parish Neighbourhood Plan has passed its independent examination with “flying colours”.

Toby meets Vinny!
Posted on November 30 2018 at 9:41:20

Six-year-old Toby Sallis, of Bromsgrove, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

We will remember
Posted on November 30 2018 at 10:13:44

Villagers across the area commemorated the moment 100 years ago when the guns fell silent across Europe.

Coffee raises cash
Posted on November 30 2018 at 10:10:37

The annual “Biggest Ever Coffee Morning” at Rectory Cottage in Alvechurch raised £1,045 – the biggest total yet – for Macmillan Cancer Support from cake sales, a raffle and Bring and Buy.

Smashing pumpkins
Posted on November 30 2018 at 9:58:44

Alvechurch’s second Pumpkin Festival was a real community event, with villagers creating and growing some amazing exhibits.

Art of remembrance
Posted on November 29 2018 at 2:45:31

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Talented trio
Posted on November 29 2018 at 2:44:52

Three students of Whitehouse Music in Alvechurch were selected as the highest achievers across the entire Birmingham area.

Chance to play tag
Posted on November 29 2018 at 2:44:28

This season has seen a new team established at Kings Norton RFC for boys and girls who want to be part of the rugby family, but prefer the tag version of the game rather than contact.

Awards night fun for Ravens
Posted on November 29 2018 at 2:43:06

North East Worcestershire (NEW) Ravens Rugby League Club held its end-of-season awards night recently at the home venue of Hopwood Park.

Vote for Saski
Posted on November 22 2018 at 4:40:07

A pupil from Alvechurch Middle School has got through to the finals of a national Christmas card competition.

Join the light procession
Posted on November 22 2018 at 4:39:07

Alvechurch resident Karen Hillmansen has come up with an idea to involve more people in the village’s Christmas Lights Switch-On celebrations.

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