Thursday September 23 2021



From the Past

Our fields are not easy pickings, say villagers
Posted on January 31 2019 at 2:25:49

Villagers gave a resounding vote of approval to the Alvechurch Neighbourhood Plan, with 97 per cent voting in favour.

So vane
Posted on January 31 2019 at 2:23:49

Here’s a rare close-up view of the weather vane that usually sits atop Alvechurch Village Hall.

Green graffiti protest
Posted on January 31 2019 at 2:21:49

An environmental activist is at large in Lickey, daubing pavements, road signs and street furniture with the slogans “Save Our Green Belt” and “Save Our Fields”.

Lamp post poo bag initiative
Posted on January 31 2019 at 2:20:49

Blackwell residents fed up with the scourge of dog mess on the pavements have taken matters into their own hands and installed homemade poo bag dispensers on lamp posts around the village.

Creative charity
Posted on January 31 2019 at 2:18:49

Alvechurch’s Knit & Natter group raised £1,050 to split between three charities through sales of their knitted goods and a raffle with prizes donated by villagers.

Community clean-up
Posted on January 31 2019 at 2:00:49

Young cricketers and their parents pitched in to help clean up Alvechurch Cricket Club after damage caused by a car fire outside the building.

Library ‘a special case’
Posted on January 31 2019 at 1:59:49

The consultation into the future of libraries across Worcestershire has still failed to grasp the scale of the problem it faces in Alvechurch, say councillors.

Back at Burcot
Posted on January 31 2019 at 1:57:49

Burcot Grange and The Lodge Care Home were delighted to welcome general manager Vicky Osborne back from maternity leave.

Sadness over squirrel death
Posted on January 31 2019 at 1:54:49

This may be the last photo of the white squirrel that was often seen around Crown Meadow in Alvechurch.

Roll on Christmas!
Posted on January 31 2019 at 1:53:49

It’s only just finished and already they’re talking about the next one . . . Christmas, that is.

Rogue parking bay
Posted on January 31 2019 at 1:51:49

A rogue “parking bay” outside Alvechurch Village Hall is to be investigated.

No response from Network Rail
Posted on January 31 2019 at 1:50:49

Network Rail had still not responded – or even acknowledged – correspondence since a high-level meeting about the future of the car park at Alvechurch rail station, district councillor Kate Van Der Plank told parish councillors.

Boost for Hall fund
Posted on January 31 2019 at 1:43:49

The Cofton Village Hall Trust received a boost thanks to money raised by village restaurant Goa Goa.

The bright side of Brexit?
Posted on January 31 2019 at 12:55:49

Villagers gathered in Alvechurch on New Year’s Day for the annual Mummers’ Play and Morris dancing.

Make some noise at the Alvechurch Wassail!
Posted on January 31 2019 at 12:48:49

Aelfgythe Border Morris has again organised the Alvechurch Wassail, which takes place this year on Saturday February 2.

Walking and wassailing
Posted on January 31 2019 at 12:23:49

A Wassail Walk from Millennium Park in Barnt Green to Fruitfields Orchard on the outskirts of the village attracted 70 walkers and wassailers.

Celebrate books in Barnt Green
Posted on January 31 2019 at 1:22:49

A brand new festival is coming to Barnt Green this spring, promising a fabulous day of giggles, drawing, amazing storytelling, and a wonderful chance for children to meet their favourite authors.

Matchday memories
Posted on January 31 2019 at 1:04:58

Your chance to own a piece of Alvechurch FC’s sporting history. . .

Joe meets Vinny
Posted on January 31 2019 at 11:56:49

Eight-year-old Joe Chandler, of Alvechurch, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

Water-skiing success
Posted on January 31 2019 at 12:50:49

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Restoring an 80-year-old landmark
Posted on January 31 2019 at 12:43:49

The tale of how Tutnall & Cobley parish councillors have rolled up their sleeves to bring a wind pump back to life.

Waking up after winter
Posted on January 31 2019 at 12:34:49

The annual Lickey Community Orchard Wassail, held by The Lickey Hills Society and the Lickey Hills Country Park Rangers, saw more than 180 people enjoy the fun.

Running to beat brain cancer
Posted on January 31 2019 at 10:45:49

Alvechurch resident Jonathan Oseland is getting ready to run this year’s London Marathon in aid of Brain Tumour Research.

Back on the water
Posted on January 31 2019 at 11:10:49

The Upper Bittell has been refilling more quickly than expected, meaning Barnt Green Sailing Club was able to hold the first and only home event of its centenary year on Boxing Day.

Logo designs wanted!
Posted on January 14 2019 at 10:47:48

Village youngsters are invited to design a logo for this year’s Alvechurch Picnic in the Park, which takes place on Sunday May 26 in The Meadows.

Victory in Neighbourhood Plan vote
Posted on January 11 2019 at 12:30:47

The Alvechurch Parish Neighbourhood Plan is to be legally adopted after a resounding “Yes” vote in a referendum.

Seeking young musicians
Posted on January 09 2019 at 3:17:50

Talented young musicians are being sought for the annual Bromsgrove Young Musicians’ Platform (BYMP), with auditions due to take place on February 21 and 22.


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