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Monday October 14 2019

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From the Past

Last-minute lorry stop
Posted on February 25 2019 at 3:51:43

Bromsgrove District Council served a temporary stop notice on lorry activity at Marlbrook Tip – just one hour before the latest, long-awaited meeting in the tip saga was due to begin.

‘Promising’ path ideas
Posted on February 25 2019 at 3:50:43

The latest developments on the rail crossing diversion in Blackwell look “promising and optimistic”, Lickey & Blackwell parish councillors heard.

Time to have your say on plan
Posted on February 25 2019 at 3:49:23

A public consultation on the joint Lickey & Blackwell and Cofton Hackett Neighbourhood Development Plan will run until March 29.

Celebration time
Posted on February 25 2019 at 3:47:23

Members of the Alvechurch Neighbourhood Plan steering group, past and present, toasted the successful public approval of the plan with a gathering at The Weighbridge pub.

Village’s ‘fallen angel’
Posted on February 25 2019 at 3:42:23

Following complaints over the cutting down of the village Christmas tree in November, two further festive mishaps befell Barnt Green, councillors heard.

Dance donation
Posted on February 25 2019 at 3:38:23

Members of Alvechurch Border Morris presented a cheque for £208 to Redditch Nightstop.

Hoping for your vote
Posted on February 25 2019 at 4:15:23

Neil Harris, a village Conservative hopeful in May’s local elections, explains why he – and his party – should be given a chance . . .

Independents’ day?
Posted on February 25 2019 at 3:52:29

With local election campaigning about to begin, independent hopefuls in Bromsgrove are pooling ideas and experience as they push to change the face of local government.

You really could not make it up
Posted on February 25 2019 at 2:40:23

The latest chapter in the sorry saga of Marlbrook Tip sees laden lorries returning to the Green Belt beauty spot with full loads, yet the authorities charged with drawing it to a close appear to be nowhere near finding an ending and the story is beginning to repeat itself. We try to make sense of the latest plotlines . . .

Waes Hael to all
Posted on February 25 2019 at 2:35:23

Muskets, Morris dancing and general merriment were the order of the day at the Alvechurch wassail.

Daisy’s story raises smiles
Posted on February 25 2019 at 2:28:23

A budding author from Barnt Green has won a young writers’ competition with her short story about a case of mistaken identity.

Oakalls litter pick
Posted on February 25 2019 at 2:15:17

The Oakalls & Parklands Community Events Association is to hold its Annual Litter Pick as part of the Great British Spring Clean.

Chance to see classic comedy
Posted on February 25 2019 at 1:02:23

Alvechurch Dramatic Society present Noël Coward’s classic comedy Blithe Spirit as their spring production.

Bromsgrove boys win BAFTA for short film
Posted on February 25 2019 at 12:59:29

Two former Bromsgrove school pupils have won a BAFTA for their short film.

All change
Posted on February 25 2019 at 12:33:23

Out-going Barnt Green parish clerk Gill Lungley handed over the reins to her successor, Tracy Bodley.

Holes in Hewell Road
Posted on February 25 2019 at 12:31:23

By the time you read this, Severn Trent should have finished digging “trial holes” in Hewell Road, Barnt Green, in preparation for replacing the water main in the summer holidays.

Speeding ‘not a problem’
Posted on February 25 2019 at 12:30:23

After speed monitoring on Mearse Lane and Twatling Road, district councillor Kit Taylor told Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council that although residents have a perception that drivers are speeding, the average speeds recorded were “within tolerance levels” so Highways did not consider it an official problem.

No sign of fixed speed camera
Posted on February 25 2019 at 12:29:23

Speed was also on the agenda for Alvechurch Parish Council, which heard that the A441 in Hopwood still does not meet the Safer Roads Partnership’s criteria for a fixed speed camera.

Precept to rise
Posted on February 25 2019 at 12:26:23

Parish councillors in Alvechurch voted to increase the precept – the part of the council tax that goes to the parish – by five per cent after a heated debate.

Bouncing bollards
Posted on February 25 2019 at 12:26:23

New “indestructible” bollards that bounce back into place if hit by a vehicle could be installed throughout Alvechurch thanks to county council cash.

Council ponders pond safety
Posted on February 25 2019 at 12:25:23

Barnt Green parish councillors debated the potential risks of the balancing pond at the bottom of the Foxhills development.

Play equipment boost
Posted on February 25 2019 at 12:17:43

A group of mums from Hopwood have received a grant of £10,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund.

Reuben meets Vinny!
Posted on February 25 2019 at 12:09:29

Seven-year-old Reuben Mole, of Bromsgrove, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

Age no handicap for Jake
Posted on February 25 2019 at 12:35:15

Seven-year-old Barnt Green resident Jake Jeff-Johnston was a big winner at Bromsgrove Golf Club’s annual junior awards.

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