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From the Past

Vote YES to your Plan
Posted on November 29 2019 at 3:55:56

Lickey & Blackwell and Cofton Hackett parish councillors are encouraging all residents to say “Yes” to their Neighbourhood Development Plan in a referendum on Thursday December 12.

Gates-gate escalates
Posted on November 29 2019 at 3:54:56

The dispute over the locked gates blocking public access through a new village housing estate has escalated and could end up going to the Local Government Ombudsman.

Will Foxlydiate homes lift pressure?
Posted on November 29 2019 at 2:54:56

Plans for more than 2,500 homes have been approved, mainly on former Bromsgrove Green Belt land at the border with Redditch.

Post Office calls in, for two hours
Posted on November 29 2019 at 3:53:56

A mobile post office is now visiting Alvechurch once a week after the closure of the village post office.

Moment of silence
Posted on November 29 2019 at 3:52:56

Pupils from Alvechurch Middle School laid crosses at the war memorial on the village green during the Remembrance Day service.

Station still waiting . . .
Posted on November 29 2019 at 2:50:56

Installation of the long-awaited lifts at Barnt Green railway station may have moved a step closer, parish councillors heard.

Villagers go to the polls. . . again!
Posted on November 29 2019 at 3:50:56

Your guide to the candidates hoping to be elected MP for Bromsgrove in the General Election on December 12 . . .

Traffic survey planned
Posted on November 29 2019 at 2:47:56

After residents and parish councillors expressed concerns about traffic on Greenhill in Blackwell, Highways is planning a survey to assess the scale of the problem.

Tip report awaited
Posted on November 29 2019 at 2:45:56

A new panel engineer has been appointed for Marlbrook Tip, but Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council has not yet seen a copy of his report.

Defibrillator signs
Posted on November 29 2019 at 2:44:56

Signs pointing to the defibrillator at Blackwell Club will soon be installed by the parish council, while a new defibrillator has been installed at Tesco in Marlbrook.

Village-made film released
Posted on November 29 2019 at 2:42:56

New film 7 Days, the story of Midlands marathon man “Blind Dave” Heeley, is now on Amazon Prime.

Speed limit not enforceable
Posted on November 29 2019 at 2:41:08

The 30mph speed limit through Weatheroak Hill is not enforceable, county councillor Charlie Hotham told Alvechurch Parish Council.

Ready for Christmas!
Posted on November 29 2019 at 3:29:31

Our guide to the celebrations taking place in the Village area.

Crafters unite for festive fair
Posted on November 29 2019 at 2:27:56

The biannual Blackwell Craft Fair, now in its 40th year, saw plenty of visitors stocking up on Christmas gifts at Blackwell Methodist Hall.

New life for village green
Posted on November 29 2019 at 2:09:56

The village green in Alvechurch where the Remembrance service always takes place was looking in tip-top condition this year, thanks to the hard work of parish councillor Alan Helmore and his wife Linda (right).

Beoley lights up
Posted on November 29 2019 at 2:49:01

Beoley Parish Council has agreed to “light up” Beoley village this Christmas by approving the purchase of festive lights.

Beoley flood concern
Posted on November 29 2019 at 2:45:01

Recent heavy rain has highlighted the problems of flooding on Alcester Road.

Wendy wins a Vinny!
Posted on November 29 2019 at 1:38:56

Wendy Cooper, of Rednal, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

Dance stars light up stage
Posted on November 29 2019 at 1:37:56

A group of village dancers raised funds for a charity close to their hearts with a spectacular annual performance.

Harvest helpers
Posted on November 29 2019 at 1:35:56

Pupils and staff at Crown Meadow First School in Alvechurch enjoyed a traditional Harvest Festival.

Crafty for Christmas
Posted on November 29 2019 at 1:33:56

Alvechurch Knit & Natter would like to thank all who supported their annual Christmas craft fair at the cricket club.

How to make your Christmas greener!
Posted on November 29 2019 at 2:25:56

Why not take the hassle out of your post-Christmas clear up and support Birmingham Children’s Hospital at the same time?

Pumpkin patch
Posted on November 29 2019 at 1:21:56

The third annual Pumpkin Festival at Alvechurch Village Hall was another great success, despite atrocious weather!

Halloween hi-jinks
Posted on November 29 2019 at 1:18:56

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands

Rhinos’ festival of rugby
Posted on November 29 2019 at 1:17:56

Kings Norton RFC kicked off its 2019/20 Primary School Tag Rugby season of festivals in October, with 16 teams taking part from ten local primary schools.

Ravens represent region
Posted on November 29 2019 at 1:15:56

The NEW Ravens juniors, having played in several festivals of rugby league this past year, recently represented the West Midlands in an origin series versus the East Midlands.

U8s celebrate silverware
Posted on November 29 2019 at 1:14:56

Alvechurch United U8s have secured their first trophy of the season by winning the Central Warwickshire Autumn Cup.

Check out the choir online
Posted on November 29 2019 at 12:53:56

Alvechurch Community Choir has just launched a new website, http://www.alvechurchcommunitychoir.org.uk

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