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Monday November 18 2019

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From the Past

Green Belt roll-back keeps Barntchurch on table
Posted on September 30 2019 at 3:17:08

The controversial GL Hearn study, which outlines the concept of a “garden town” in the Village area, is still on the table as Bromsgrove moves into the next stage of its District Plan.

Litter-pick boost for green village
Posted on September 30 2019 at 3:15:08

The campaign for a Cleaner, Greener Alvechurch, launched by independent district councillor Kate Van Der Plank this summer, received a boost with the introduction of a “Two-Minute Litter Pick” board at The Meadows.

Lickey parking fears
Posted on September 30 2019 at 3:07:08

Residential streets around Lickey Hills Country Park could become clogged with parked cars if charges are introduced at car parks serving the popular visitor attraction.

Price-check on nature site sale
Posted on September 30 2019 at 3:02:08

The Friends of High House Woods, formed after the Lickey wildlife area was put up for sale, are applying to Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council for a grant to pay for an independent valuation of the site.

Station lacks information
Posted on September 30 2019 at 2:59:08

Barnt Green Parish Council took the opportunity to reiterate its “wish-list” for the village station during a visit by West Midlands Railway representatives.

Pumpkins at the ready
Posted on September 30 2019 at 2:58:08

It’s nearly time for Alvechurch’s annual Pumpkin Festival, which takes place this year on Saturday October 26 from 10.30am to 4pm in the village hall.

Vacancies filled
Posted on September 30 2019 at 2:57:08

Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council has co-opted two new councillors.

Library future uncertain
Posted on September 30 2019 at 2:56:08

The future of Worcestershire’s libraries, including in Alvechurch, remains unknown.

Dogs run wild
Posted on September 30 2019 at 2:55:08

Over the summer, Beoley Parish Council has referred more than 20 incidents of uncontrolled dogs in the parish to Bromsgrove District Council’s dog warden.

Fence funding denied
Posted on September 30 2019 at 2:55:08

Barnt Green Parish Council agreed to fund seeds for new planting in its wildflower patch on Hewell Road.

HGV concerns continue
Posted on September 30 2019 at 2:54:08

Blackwell residents are urging the parish council to press for “no HGVs” signs on Greenhill.

Gang of four
Posted on September 30 2019 at 2:52:08

Barnt Green Parish Council almost had to downgrade their full council meeting to an informal discussion when only three councillors were present.

Council shock over bill
Posted on September 30 2019 at 2:51:08

The lights could go out for Beoley residents in Watery Lane if the parish council decides to call time on the parish’s only owned lamp post.

Plan close to approval
Posted on September 30 2019 at 2:51:08

A Neighbourhood Plan for Lickey & Blackwell and Cofton Hackett parishes is close to being approved by an independent examiner.

Beoley bin
Posted on September 30 2019 at 2:50:08

With the “worst winter for 30” years predicted, Beoley Parish Council has approved the purchase of a grit bin for residents in Portway.

Seniors find friendship
Posted on September 30 2019 at 2:49:08

The Friendship Matters group that began at The Lounge in Alvechurch this spring has proved a great success.

Path pressure grows
Posted on September 30 2019 at 3:08:08

Almost half of the designated public open space on the CALA Homes “Foxhills” development in Barnt Green is behind locked gates, a councillor has revealed.

Madeleine meets Vinny!
Posted on September 30 2019 at 2:04:08

Madeleine Paterson, of Alvechurch, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition – and she got the good news on her ninth birthday!

Car park plan ‘still a benefit’
Posted on September 30 2019 at 3:00:08

A new parish car park at Rowney Green is still on the agenda, despite a change of heart by a youth football team which had inspired the idea in the first place.

Wind pump rises again
Posted on September 30 2019 at 2:52:08

Work has begun on restoring the derelict wind pump at the top of Cobley Hill between Tutnall and Alvechurch.

Lickey End litter-picker
Posted on September 30 2019 at 1:51:08

A “2-Minute Litter Pick” board has been provided for Lickey End by Bromsgrove District Council.

Boys raise big total
Posted on September 30 2019 at 1:49:08

Three village schoolboys raised more than £1,000 for Primrose Hospice as part of a charity challenge.

Vicar takes up post
Posted on September 30 2019 at 1:47:08

The Rev Sheri Gidney was officially installed as Vicar of Holy Trinity, Lickey and St Catherine’s, Blackwell, in a special “Collation” service.

Green fingers
Posted on September 30 2019 at 11:52:08

Rowney Green Horticultural Society was delighted with the success of its annual show.

Made in Finstall
Posted on September 30 2019 at 11:51:08

Finstall Village Show provided its usual colourful array of homegrown vegetables and flowers.

Sunshine show!
Posted on September 30 2019 at 11:49:08

Tardebigge Fair & Show basked in sunshine.

Landmark tree lost
Posted on September 30 2019 at 11:54:08

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

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