Thursday September 23 2021



From the Past

Village independence bid
Posted on April 29 2019 at 6:07:01

This month’s elections to Bromsgrove District Council have been given a boost by the large number of independent candidates entering the fray.

Indie hope for poll boost
Posted on April 29 2019 at 3:41:37

The candidates are up and running to find a new council to take charge at Bromsgrove – and make decisions that will affect villagers’ lives for years to come, particularly when it comes to the “B” word.

Andy relinquishes the parish chair
Posted on April 29 2019 at 3:05:04

May 2 is parish council election day, although not all parishes have received sufficient nominations to require elections.

Village milestones
Posted on April 29 2019 at 2:37:04

A host of Alvechurch groups and institutions are celebrating milestones this year, with special events taking place across the village.

Golf club won’t play ball
Posted on April 29 2019 at 2:36:04

Lickey & Blackwell parish councillors were disappointed to learn that Blackwell Golf Club still does not intend to allow its land to be used as part of the rail crossing diversion.

Still fighting for station
Posted on April 29 2019 at 2:33:04

Barnt Green Parish Council has vowed once again that it will not give up the fight for improvements at the village railway station.

Running off to Berlin
Posted on April 29 2019 at 2:32:04

An Alvechurch resident is aiming to complete the Berlin Marathon in September, despite having had knee surgery in March.

Burcot build looks likely
Posted on April 29 2019 at 2:30:04

Lickey & Blackwell parish councillors expressed sadness that Fresh@ Burcot Garden Centre could be replaced by 11 new houses if a planning application is approved.

Parish seeks village views
Posted on April 29 2019 at 2:29:04

Barnt Green parish chairman Robert Cholmondeley told colleagues the council needed to “pick up the baton” now that surrounding parishes had completed their Neighbourhood Plans.

Easter fun in Alvechurch
Posted on April 29 2019 at 2:26:37

The “Alvechurch Arise” community celebration, which began with the Palm Sunday procession through the village, continued with a series of events during Easter week – all attended by large numbers of villagers.

Palm procession
Posted on April 29 2019 at 3:25:37

Motorists making their way through Alvechurch on Palm Sunday might have been surprised to see “Jesus” (villager Tim Reading) leading a procession along Swan Street, accompanied by a pair of donkeys.

It’s almost picnic time!
Posted on April 29 2019 at 2:21:04

Organisers of the Alvechurch Picnic in the Park have announced that this year’s event will be officially opened by Professor Sir Keith Porter.

Murder in mind for village film
Posted on April 29 2019 at 2:18:04

Barnt Green film-makers Sheila and Bill Evans of Walktall Productions have announced their next project – a psychological feature called Jacqueline.

Parish planters
Posted on April 29 2019 at 2:17:04

Barnt Green residents got stuck in to the planting of a “pollinator-friendly patch” in the village.

Village events planned
Posted on April 29 2019 at 2:16:04

Barnt Green Parish Council is busy planning several village events for 2019.

Still waiting for inquiry
Posted on April 29 2019 at 2:15:04

There is still no word on whether there will be an official inquiry into the Marlbrook Tip saga, Lickey & Blackwell parish councillors heard.

Rise in antisocial behaviour
Posted on April 29 2019 at 2:14:04

Total recorded crime in Alvechurch parish rose slightly over the past year, according to police figures supplied to the Annual Parish Meeting.

Cleaning up the streets
Posted on April 29 2019 at 2:39:37

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Two-stroke artists
Posted on April 29 2019 at 1:28:37

If you’ve ever been heading up towards Weatheroak from Alvechurch and wondered about the strange patterns cut into the hillside like a neolithic art project, these pictures should give you a clue.

Contact the council
Posted on April 29 2019 at 2:13:02

Posting on social media is not the best way to approach a council, Alvechurch parish chairman Andy Humphries told the annual meeting.

Amelie meets Vinny!
Posted on April 29 2019 at 11:49:04

Six-year-old Amelie Burton, of Alvechurch, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

Village TV expert reveals secrets
Posted on April 29 2019 at 11:31:04

Barnt Green WI were treated to some television secrets when Bargain Hunt’s Ben Cooper gave a talk at their recent meeting.

Back at Burcot
Posted on April 29 2019 at 11:30:04

Burcot Grange and The Lodge have welcomed the return of Joshua Oakes, who had been part of the Burcot family since he joined as a volunteer at the age of 17.

U9s triumph in league cup
Posted on April 29 2019 at 11:14:04

Alvechurch FC U9s are celebrating after they secured victory in the Central Warwickshire Youth Football League Winter Cup Winter Cup.

Girls end season on a high
Posted on April 29 2019 at 11:12:04

Kings Norton Girls’ rugby team finished the season on a high, winning the final tournament of the West Midlands Girls’ Tag League.

Flower power
Posted on April 29 2019 at 10:42:04

Bromsgrove Flower Club welcomed talented NAFAS National Demonstrator Lorena Dyer for a demonstration entitled Lipstick, Powder and Paint.


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