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From the Past

Car park ‘back on track’
Posted on December 28 2018 at 3:44:14

A high-level meeting has put a solution to the flooded and pot-holed car park at Alvechurch station back on track, it is hoped.

Library bill ‘too high’
Posted on December 28 2018 at 3:41:14

Campaigners aiming to secure the future of Alvechurch Library, which serves most Village readers, believe the current consultation is trying to achieve the impossible.

Lighting up the night
Posted on December 28 2018 at 3:26:14

This festive display on Birmingham Road, created by Eric Wadlow, was declared the winner of Alvechurch Parish Council’s Best-Dressed House competition.

Cofton centre under way
Posted on December 28 2018 at 3:26:14

Work has started on the long-awaited £1 million community centre in Cofton Hackett.

Chairman in tip site visit
Posted on December 28 2018 at 3:24:14

After residents reported concerns over lorry movements and diggers at Marlbrook Tip, district councillor Richard Deeming – chairman of the “working party” formed to keep an eye on developments there – visited the site to investigate.

‘Unitary’ initiative falls on deaf ears
Posted on December 28 2018 at 3:19:14

Bromsgrove councillors rejected a motion to discuss the idea of replacing the county and district councils with one “unitary” authority.

‘Vacuum’ of power
Posted on December 28 2018 at 3:15:14

The “vacuum” in Alvechurch South ward left by the illness of Coun June Griffiths is no closer to being resolved.

Don’t fuel fear of crime
Posted on December 28 2018 at 3:14:14

Villagers should be careful about what they post on social media in case it unnecessarily increases people’s fear of crime, neighbourhood policeman PC Simon Albutt told Alvechurch Parish Council.

Parish council vacancy
Posted on December 28 2018 at 3:12:14

Lickey and Blackwell Parish Council now has a casual vacancy for Lickey Grange Ward, after Coun Stephen Tibbitts stepped down.

Precept increase
Posted on December 28 2018 at 3:09:14

Residents in Lickey and Blackwell will see an increase in how much they pay towards the running of the parish council in the next financial year, after councillors voted unanimously to increase the precept by 4.44 per cent.

Grants decision
Posted on December 28 2018 at 3:08:14

In its annual budget setting discussions, Alvechurch Parish Council decided to stick to the £8,000 it has allocated for grants to outside bodies in the next financial year.

End of an era
Posted on December 28 2018 at 3:06:14

Butchers Paul Queen and Geoff Crow, of EJ Crow & Son in Alvechurch, bade farewell to customers as the shop closed for the final time.

Allotment slot
Posted on December 28 2018 at 3:04:14

There may be a vacancy in the new year on the Alvechurch allotment site in Old Rectory Lane.

Park barrier backlash
Posted on December 28 2018 at 3:03:14

A plea from villagers to have a new height barrier restricting access to a park left open has been overruled by parish councillors.

Tree winners
Posted on December 28 2018 at 2:54:14

Milly Best and Joshua James, winners of Lickey & Blackwell’s “My Favourite Tree” competition, helped to plant trees in their honour in the Lickey Hills Country Park.

Musical trees
Posted on December 28 2018 at 2:50:14

The third Christmas Tree Festival at Alvechurch Baptist Church featured entries decorated by village groups on the theme of a well-known carol.

Charlie and Freddie meet Vinny
Posted on December 28 2018 at 2:08:14

Charlie and Freddie Kitchen, of Alvechurch, aged six and three, were the latest winners of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

Christmas cheer
Posted on December 28 2018 at 2:51:14

Villagers in Alvechurch, Barnt Green, Blackwell and Lickey got into the festive spirit with all sorts of special events.

Getting ready for Easter!
Posted on December 28 2018 at 12:12:14

You may think all is quiet with Christmas on its way out and nothing but the winter weather ahead, but behind the scenes there’s a hive of activity going on preparing for Easter!

Girls are tag champions
Posted on December 28 2018 at 12:09:14

The West Midlands Girls Tag League held its last tournament of 2018 at Evesham RFC. Kings Norton RFC Rhinos fielded two teams, the Rhinos Reds and Rhinos Blacks.

Love your local library!
Posted on December 28 2018 at 12:02:14

Alvechurch Library writes: Please don’t assume that because we are busy we are not affected by the library consultation process.

Still time to see trees
Posted on December 05 2018 at 1:47:14

If you missed the Christmas Tree Festival at Alvechurch Baptist Church, don’t worry – the trees will now remain on display until after Christmas.

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