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New hall cash plea
Posted on June 30 2019 at 2:05:26

Trustees of the new Cofton Village Hall have made an urgent appeal for more funds, to enable the building to open this summer after a “disappointing” response so far from residents.

Council counts cost of vandalism
Posted on June 30 2019 at 2:04:26

arish councillors are looking at ways to deter vandalism after a seat on the new play equipment at The Meadows, Alvechurch, was destroyed and stone seats were marked with paint.

Stations still waiting
Posted on June 30 2019 at 2:03:26

Barnt Green Parish Council is hoping that long-promised lifts at the railway station may at last be a step nearer.

Village braces for parking woe
Posted on June 30 2019 at 2:03:26

Barnt Green is braced for “parking mayhem” when Hewell Road closes for the water main to be replaced, although Severn Trent assured parish councillors that disruption would be kept to a minimum.

Platinum party time
Posted on June 30 2019 at 2:01:26

Husband and wife residents at Burcot Grange care home celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a traditional afternoon tea.

Right-of-way battle looms
Posted on June 30 2019 at 2:00:26

Barnt Green parish councillors have vowed to keep up the pressure on CALA Homes to give all residents access to a public right of way.

Parish ‘quirks’ prompt review
Posted on June 30 2019 at 1:59:26

Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council discussed the idea of adding a new area to the parish after an enquiry from a resident of Staple Flat.

Woody inspires charity
Posted on June 30 2019 at 2:57:26

A bereaved father has launched a new children’s charity in memory of his baby son.

Lights donation
Posted on June 30 2019 at 1:51:26

Lickey Community Group hopes to donate funds for lighting to illuminate the defibrillator at the Trinity Centre.

Fly-tipping increases
Posted on June 30 2019 at 1:50:26

Cases of fly-tipping in Alvechurch worsened during May, including a three-piece suite and sheets of asbestos, district councillor Kate Van Der Plank told parish councillors.

Car boot concern
Posted on June 30 2019 at 1:49:26

The return of a car boot sale by Cobb’s Barn roundabout, Bordesley, has “caused a lot of anxiety”, district councillor Annette English told Alvechurch parish councillors.

Tribute to chairman
Posted on June 30 2019 at 1:49:26

New Alvechurch parish chairman Marc Worrall paid tribute to his predecessor as he took charge.

Car park decision
Posted on June 30 2019 at 1:48:26

Alvechurch Parish Council will decide this month whether to continue to pay for surface water run-off at Alvechurch Social Club car park.

Rating improves
Posted on June 30 2019 at 1:47:26

The Deedar restaurant in Barnt Green has improved its food hygiene rating from one star to four stars (Good), after an inspection in April.

Garden fun at Lawns
Posted on June 30 2019 at 1:46:26

The Lawns care home in Alvechurch had a bit of luck with the weather for its recent Garden Party, with the rain stopping just before the event began.

Finnley meets Vinny
Posted on June 30 2019 at 1:35:26

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

Marking 30 years of Morris
Posted on June 30 2019 at 1:24:26

Alvechurch Morris celebrated their 30th anniversary with a day of dancing around the village, calling at The Weighbridge, The Crown, The Red Lion and The Swan.

Become a friend of Bittell Reservoirs
Posted on June 30 2019 at 1:16:26

Barnt Green Waters is encouraging villagers to get involved in a new “Friends of Bittell Reservoirs” scheme, enabling them to enjoy and appreciate the amenities and to contribute to the site’s upkeep and improvement.

Picnic party!
Posted on June 30 2019 at 1:08:26

The annual Alvechurch Picnic in the Park was officially opened by Professor Sir Keith Porter and offered the usual feast of fun for all the family.

Hibs having a ball
Posted on June 30 2019 at 12:58:26

Barnt Green Hibs U13s celebrated another successful season in the Central Warwickshire leagues.

Blackwell ball boosts funds
Posted on June 30 2019 at 12:47:26

The Blackwell May Ball, held at Grafton Manor in Bromsgrove, raised more than £8,000 in aid of Blackwell First School.

GlastonBeoley!
Posted on June 30 2019 at 1:32:26

Undeterred by the build-up of rain, rain, and more rain, the second GlastonBeoley charity music festival went ahead as planned – and beat its fundraising target.

Remembering D-Day
Posted on June 30 2019 at 1:10:26

Sarah Rees reports on the latest happenings on the Oakalls and Parklands.

Season of success for youth squads
Posted on June 30 2019 at 12:59:26

Alvechurch United U7s have just completed their first season in football, winning the Central Warwickshire Autumn and Spring Cups along the way.

Drop in to learn about road closure
Posted on June 14 2019 at 2:06:34

Residents of Barnt Green can find out more about Severn Trent’s phased closure of Hewell Road at two drop-in sessions.

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