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Monday December 16 2019

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From the Past

Closed for Christmas
Posted on October 29 2019 at 12:28:32

Alvechurch Post Office was to close its doors on Monday October 28, villagers were told at the monthly parish council meeting.

Footbridge finally open
Posted on October 29 2019 at 11:07:32

The new footbridge over the railway at Cofton Hackett – installed at a cost of £1 million to replace the original foot crossing deemed unsafe by Network Rail – was “christened” when Barnt Green’s annual Community Walk incorporated it on each of its three routes.

Path block goes to top
Posted on October 29 2019 at 11:05:58

Bromsgrove’s Head of Planning was “horrified” to learn of the locked gates blocking access to public space on the CALA Homes “Foxhills” development in Barnt Green, the parish council heard.

Always remembered
Posted on October 29 2019 at 11:05:58

Fitting tributes to the airmen who lost their lives in a bomber crash in Wythall.

Bare chests for charity
Posted on October 29 2019 at 11:04:58

A calendar of “boob art” featuring designs hand-painted on to the chests of village women (and men) is now on sale, raising awareness of breast cancer in both sexes and funds for Cancer Research UK.

Sharing the story of the Lickey Hills
Posted on October 29 2019 at 11:03:58

Visitors to the Lickey Hills Country Park were given a tour of its WWI sites during a special Local History Weekend.

Say farewell to Rev Fiona
Posted on October 29 2019 at 11:03:15

After 14 years as Minister of Alvechurch Baptist Church, Rev Fiona Lee and her family are moving on to pastures new.

Independents boosted
Posted on October 29 2019 at 11:02:58

The group of independent councillors on Bromsgrove District Council have decided to adopt the name “Bromsgrove Alliance Group”.

Double-yellow plan
Posted on October 29 2019 at 11:02:58

Highways officers are considering double-yellow lines down the grass side of the Birmingham Road service road in Alvechurch.

Bridge bonus for Acorns
Posted on October 29 2019 at 11:02:58

Barnt Green hosted its fourth annual “Café bridge” fundraiser at four village venues, with local businesses donating prizes to help raise £1,000 for Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Jake stars in golf contests
Posted on October 29 2019 at 11:02:58

A young Barnt Green golfer helped his Bromsgrove Golf Club team-mates to win this year’s Junior West Midlands Golf League

U14s make super start
Posted on October 29 2019 at 11:02:58

Alvechurch FC Under 14s have enjoyed a flawless start to the new season, winning their three opening fixtures.

Hall opens its doors
Posted on October 29 2019 at 12:02:58

Cofton Hackett’s brand new village hall was officially opened with a special launch weekend, and is now seeking volunteers to help keep it running smoothly.

Planters stay put
Posted on October 29 2019 at 11:02:01

Barnt Green Parish Council agreed to keep the village’s controversial tiered planters for another year.

Bordesley river
Posted on October 29 2019 at 11:00:58

Bordesley has a “new natural feature”, according to parish councillor Steve Hornsby, who told colleagues that when it rains a river of brown water runs out of a manhole and down the main road.

Fashion for funds
Posted on October 29 2019 at 11:00:58

A charity fashion show organised by the Alvechurch Knit & Natter group was a great success, raising £840 from ticket sales and a raffle.

Railings to be rectified
Posted on October 29 2019 at 10:56:58

Missing bollards and railings bent by wayward vehicles around the centre of Alvechurch are to be the focus of work district councillor Kate Van Der Plank hopes to see instigated in the village.

Christmas lights
Posted on October 29 2019 at 10:55:58

Barnt Green will light up for Christmas on Saturday November 30 between 4pm and 6pm, with Santa doing the countdown in the absence of the town crier.

New drain
Posted on October 29 2019 at 10:54:58

A new gully drain is to be installed at the junction of School Lane and Station Road, Alvechurch, to prevent surface water that freezes into sheet ice over winter, district councillor Kate Van Der Plank told parish councillors.

Lib Dems choose candidate
Posted on October 29 2019 at 10:53:58

The Hagley doctor who turned whistle-blower over the Government’s “Operation Yellowhammer” is to be the Liberal Democrats’ prospective parliamentary candidate for Bromsgrove.

Allotment vacancy
Posted on October 29 2019 at 10:53:58

There should be a vacancy at the Alvechurch allotments in the new year.

Garden festival plans
Posted on October 29 2019 at 10:52:58

Another Garden Festival is planned for Barnt Green for summer 2020, with parish councillors agreeing to a £300 grant for set-up costs.

Raphael meets Vinny!
Posted on October 29 2019 at 10:10:58

Six-year-old Raphael Slade, of Alvechurch, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition – and has named his new toy “Greenie”.

Police Commissioner to visit
Posted on October 29 2019 at 11:01:01

Beoley Parish Council has invited the Police Commissioner, John Campion, to attend its next meeting.

Eco-party project
Posted on October 29 2019 at 9:57:58

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Flood prevention
Posted on October 29 2019 at 10:56:01

Recent and severe flooding in Beoley village has prompted local parish councillors to look at ways in which natural drainage streams can be cleared of debris before the winter.

Lights stay on
Posted on October 29 2019 at 10:51:01

Beoley residents will be relieved to hear that the lights will be kept on in Watery Lane.

50 years in the saddle
Posted on October 29 2019 at 8:41:58

The Riding for the Disabled group based at Seechem Equestrian Centre in Rowney Green celebrated its 50-year anniversary with a special event for riders and their carers, organisers and volunteers past and present.

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