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Tuesday September 22 2020

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From the Past

‘Park this plan’ plea
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:49:54

Proposals for street parking restrictions close to a village railway station should be put to residents at a public meeting, say parish councillors.

Bring back ‘Rose’, says councillor
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:46:54

District and county councillor Peter McDonald is hoping to reinstate the child-shaped bollard outside Lickey Hills Primary School after it was removed by the county.

School parking menace
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:46:54

Barnt Green Parish Council is to increase its efforts to prevent vehicles damaging the grass verges on the corner of Greenbank and Hewell Road.

Delay to Post Office plans
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:46:35

The reinstatement of the chimneys at the former post office building in Alvechurch, as recommended by Bromsgrove’s Conservation Officer, has been delayed due to amendments to the planning application.

Acting out the year
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:45:35

The annual Mummers Play and Morris dancing extravaganza in Alvechurch kept villagers entertained.

High spirits at Lickey Wassail
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:44:54

Revellers enjoyed music, poetry, dancing and a topical Mummers Play.

Music & merriment in the orchard
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:43:54

Barnt Green Parish Council held their annual Wassail Walk between Christmas and New Year, with around 130 people walking from Millennium Park to Fruitfields Orchard on the outskirts of the village.

Sucker schedule sought
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:43:32

Alvechurch Parish Council is to ask the county council for its gulley-cleaning schedule following concerns over drainage and flooding.

Barnt Green goes electric
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:42:32

Electric vehicle charging points should soon be installed in the commuter car park in Barnt Green, which has been selected by Bromsgrove District Council.

Keep Blackwell tidy
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:42:32

Lickey & Blackwell parish councillor Bakul Kumar suggested to colleagues that the parish should increase its efforts to keep tidy, perhaps with an “Adopt a Street” litter picking scheme.

Planter plan
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:41:32

Barnt Green’s controversial tiered planters in the village centre are to be planted with ‘Surfinia’ petunias to give a trailing display, councillors heard.

Speed meeting
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:40:32

Concerns over speeding traffic in Weatheroak came to a head after a recent crash on Weatheroak Hill.

Restrictions for Hewell Lane
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:38:32

Barnt Green Parish Council has received notification from the county council of a “prohibition of waiting” order for Hewell Lane.

Effects of train delays
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:37:32

A lack of confidence in the train service could be causing more people to take their cars into Birmingham, Alvechurch parish councillor John Cypher told colleagues.

Toposcope top-up
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:37:32

The toposcope on the Lickey Hills could benefit from “section 106” money left over from Cofton.

Station updates sought
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:36:32

Updates on the progress of the promised lifts and other planned improvements at Barnt Green railway station have been requested by the parish council.

Roads to be surveyed
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:35:32

Dale Hill in Blackwell is to be monitored by a traffic survey, with parish councillors hopeful it will prove the need for a warning sign before the bend.

Rain causes flooding
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:35:32

Recent heavy rain caused flooding near the junction of Twatling Road and Mearse Lane, and also on Plymouth Road and Linthurst Newtown.

Crafty cheques
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:33:32

After raising £2,900 during 2019, the Alvechurch Knit & Natter group was able to make donations to four charities.

Picnic to celebrate VE Day anniversary
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:28:32

This year’s Alvechurch Picnic in the Park will take place on Saturday May 9 to coincide with the Bank Holiday weekend for the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Cleaning up the canal
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:26:32

The long-awaited programme of dredging on the Worcester–Birmingham Canal around Hopwood, Alvechurch and Tardebigge took place towards the end of last year.

Development fears
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:39:32

Plans for 10 new houses in Hopwood were turned down by Bromsgrove’s planning inspector, but Alvechurch parish councillors fear that the developer could come back with an amended plan.

Lounge looks for help
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:29:32

Volunteering brings rewards for everyone, writes Bill Ulyett, chairman of trustees at The Lounge in Alvechurch.

U10s are on run of victories
Posted on January 29 2020 at 3:28:12

Alvechurch U10 United is one of two teams for boys at under-10 (Year 5) level.

Sisters win a Vinny!
Posted on January 29 2020 at 2:25:12

Alvechurch sisters Evie and Georgia Price, aged nine and eight, were the latest winners of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

Hats off (or on!)
Posted on January 29 2020 at 1:55:32

The “public gallery” at Lickey & Blackwell’s December parish council meeting donned Santa hats to thank the council for their hard work.

Window winner
Posted on January 29 2020 at 1:45:32

Barnt Green Parish Council’s Best Shop Window competition was won by Bliss Estate Agents.

Lighting up Finstall
Posted on January 29 2020 at 1:44:32

The well-known spectacular light display in Finstall attracted hordes of visitors as usual.

Council says thanks
Posted on January 29 2020 at 1:42:32

Barnt Green Parish Council held a pre-Christmas buffet at the Social Club to thank villagers who had contributed to the community during the year.

Festive fitness
Posted on January 29 2020 at 1:39:32

A Tai Chi group meets on Beacon Hill every Sunday at 10am as part of the Active Parks events.

Community spirit
Posted on January 29 2020 at 1:38:32

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Best-dressed houses
Posted on January 29 2020 at 1:40:56

The winner of Alvechurch Parish Council’s Best-Decorated House competition was Meadowcrest, Coopers Hill.

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