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Monday October 14 2019

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From the Past

Station lifts derailed
Posted on March 30 2019 at 3:34:25

Hopes of investment to pay for the long-promised lifts at Barnt Green Station have been dashed, but parish councillors are determined to keep up the pressure on Network Rail.

Village-made film gets premiere
Posted on March 30 2019 at 3:33:25

The cast and crew of 7 Days, a film about Birmingham marathon runner ‘Blind Dave’ Heeley, celebrated the film’s premiere at The Birmingham Rep.

Library responses raise hopes
Posted on March 30 2019 at 3:32:25

County council officers are “reeling” from public responses to the consultation on libraries.

Putting the people first
Posted on March 30 2019 at 4:31:05

Independent councillors in the Village area have been delighted with the response to their appeal for candidates and helpers in the local elections on May 2.

New homes planned for village sites
Posted on March 30 2019 at 3:30:25

Eleven new houses could be built on the site where Fresh@Burcot Garden Centre currently stands, if planning permission is granted.

Cross is Pub of the Year
Posted on March 30 2019 at 3:28:25

The Cross Inn at Finstall was declared Pub of The Year 2019 by the Redditch and Bromsgrove branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

Gated homes ‘blocking footpath’
Posted on March 30 2019 at 3:27:25

A new public right of way through the CALA homes site from Fiery Hill Road to Cherry Hill Road, Barnt Green, is impassable because of locked gates to some of the new houses, parish councillors heard.

Homeless choir entertains
Posted on March 30 2019 at 3:26:25

Villagers enjoyed a concert by The Choir With No Name at Alvechurch Baptist Church, where the recent Christmas Tree Festival had raised funds for the choir as well as a homeless shelter.

‘One-lane road’ danger fears
Posted on March 30 2019 at 3:25:25

“Dangerous” parking on Station Road in Alvechurch is to be addressed by the county council’s Highways department after residents and councillors expressed concerns.

Parish reveals barrier code
Posted on March 30 2019 at 3:24:25

Alvechurch Parish Council voted to give residents of Meadow Lane an access code for the height barrier to The Meadows, in the wake of an incident in January and a “storm” on social media.

Agency ‘failing over tip’
Posted on March 30 2019 at 3:23:25

The Environment Agency has come under fire for its “failings” over Marlbrook Tip from Bromsgrove’s lead planning councillor.

Dog mess confusion
Posted on March 30 2019 at 3:19:25

Blackwell residents were left confused when dog mess left on village pavements was highlighted with brightly-coloured “chalk spray” in a parish council initiative.

Graffiti resists clean-up attempt
Posted on March 30 2019 at 3:19:25

The “Save Our Fields” graffiti daubed around Lickey by an unknown activist dubbed “Tanksy” is still in place as the parish lengthsman was unable to remove it with white spirit, Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council heard.

Relief over road closure
Posted on March 30 2019 at 3:18:25

Parish councillors in Alvechurch were relieved to learn that a planned closure of the A441 in Hopwood was “not as bad as it first seemed”.

Planning help
Posted on March 30 2019 at 3:17:25

An initiative to give villagers a better understanding of the planning process has been developed by Alvechurch Parish Council.

Vehicle obstruction
Posted on March 30 2019 at 3:16:25

Building work at the junction of Hewell Lane and Fiery Hill Road, Barnt Green, is causing a “major problem” because of workers’ vehicles, parish councillors heard.

Fence safety concern
Posted on March 30 2019 at 3:16:25

parish councillors disagreed at their monthly meeting over whether a fence around CALA’s new balancing pond by Kendal End Road is safe.

Friendship for seniors
Posted on March 30 2019 at 3:13:25

The Lounge café and youth project in Alvechurch has expanded its offering with a new project aimed at helping senior citizens.

Dance donation
Posted on March 30 2019 at 3:12:25

A barn dance at Rowney Green Village Hall raised £760 for Redditch charity Where Next Association, which creates working and social opportunities and teaches life skills for people with special needs.

Molly meets Vinny!
Posted on March 30 2019 at 3:09:25

Nine-year-old Molly Powner, of Cofton Hackett, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

Keith’s a wildlife hero
Posted on March 30 2019 at 2:43:25

Lickey resident Keith Woolford has been named as a “Worcestershire Wildlife Hero” for his work at High House Wood in Lickey.

Keith’s a wildlife hero
Posted on March 30 2019 at 2:43:25

Lickey resident Keith Woolford has been named as a “Worcestershire Wildlife Hero” for his work at High House Wood in Lickey.

Planting new life on canal
Posted on March 30 2019 at 2:42:25

Following the demolition last year of the decaying bridge over the Dead Arm on the Worcester-Birmingham Canal in Alvechurch, the Canal and Rivers Trust has replanted the area with trees and climbers.

Running around the world
Posted on March 30 2019 at 2:25:25

A former Marlbrook resident has helped raise more than £17,500 for a disaster response charity by taking part in a year’s worth of tough events.

Plunge for Primrose
Posted on March 30 2019 at 2:23:25

Four villagers have decided to put their fears aside and jump out of a plane to raise money for the Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove.

Picnic winner picked
Posted on March 30 2019 at 3:20:25

Preparations for Alvechurch’s Picnic in the Park on Sunday May 26 are well under way and the event now has its official logo, chosen from entries into the annual competition.

Share scouting memories
Posted on March 30 2019 at 1:55:25

Marlbrook resident Mike Dodman, whose family has a three-generation connection with the 1st Lickey Scout Group, is trying to document its history – which dates back more than 100 years.

Cup success for village U10s
Posted on March 30 2019 at 1:39:25

Alvechurch Athletic FC U10s triumphed in the Central Warwickshire Youth Football League Winter Cup Winter Cup after a nail-biting final against Silhill Saints U10s.

Once upon a time . . .
Posted on March 30 2019 at 2:36:25

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Success for rugby festival
Posted on March 30 2019 at 1:31:25

An Emerging Schools Festival for Year 10s took place at Kings Norton RFC, Hopwood Park.

A haven for pollinators
Posted on March 30 2019 at 2:22:25

The creation of a “pollinator-friendly” patch in Barnt Green is due to begin this month, with wild flowers and grass planted to attract insects.

Youthful inspiration
Posted on March 30 2019 at 1:21:47

A young Alvechurch musician has won a place in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and will perform at Symphony Hall this month.

Star bakers in cake contest
Posted on March 30 2019 at 1:19:47

Cofton Hackett residents revealed some hidden culinary skills when they entered The Great Cofton Bake-Off.

Knitting for dementia
Posted on March 25 2019 at 2:38:20

Keen knitters from the Village area are being asked to get involved with a dementia awareness project.

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