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Thursday August 13 2020

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From the Past

History loses home
Posted on February 27 2020 at 3:58:31

The fate of village artefacts collected over 70 years is uncertain after a local church submitted plans to develop the site of a dilapidated museum.

‘Call for sites’ housing fears
Posted on February 27 2020 at 4:55:31

Village councillors are calling for more information after Bromsgrove District Council released maps showing potential sites for housing development in the area.

Station lifts still in limbo
Posted on February 27 2020 at 3:54:24

Barnt Green parish councillors are increasingly frustrated by the lack of progress on the long-promised lifts at the village station.

20mph zone plan for village
Posted on February 27 2020 at 3:53:24

Alvechurch parish councillors are to seek more information on proposals by Worcestershire County Council for a 20mph speed limit through the village centre.

Lost airman: family found
Posted on February 27 2020 at 3:51:24

Readers may remember that in November 2019, we reported on the unveiling of a memorial to the crew of a Wellington bomber that crashed in Wythall in 1942.

Thanks for all the fish
Posted on February 27 2020 at 3:49:24

The presence of large numbers of cormorants on Bittell Reservoir in Barnt Green has sparked fears of a “cormorant crisis”, district councillor Charlie Hotham told Barnt Green Parish Council.

Picnic to mark VE Day
Posted on February 27 2020 at 3:48:24

Alvechurch Picnic in the Park now has its official logo, chosen from entries into the annual competition. 

Revels raise funds
Posted on February 27 2020 at 3:46:24

Members of Alvechurch Border Morris presented a cheque for £228 to Sarah James, manager of The Lounge café and community project in Alvechurch, at the annual village Wassail.

Snowdrops & storms
Posted on February 27 2020 at 3:43:24

The traditional Snowdrop Weekend at St Leonard’s Church in Beoley was definitely one of two halves.

Cala-gate latest
Posted on February 27 2020 at 3:41:24

Cala Homes has been told by Bromsgrove planners that it must allow access to the public footpath linking Barnt Green’s Foxhills estate with Cherry Hill Road, Coun Charlie Hotham told the parish council.

Bearley or Beoley?
Posted on February 27 2020 at 3:40:24

Is it Beoley or Bearley? The chair of Bearley Parish Council in Stratford is to meet with Beoley councillors to share his experience of producing a Neighbourhood Plan.

Brown river still flowing
Posted on February 27 2020 at 3:39:24

The “brown river of Bordesley” is still flowing, while new street lighting is yet to be installed.

Police area change
Posted on February 27 2020 at 3:39:24

Barnt Green’s policing area will change this month, Coun Charlie Hotham told the parish council.

Council’s new clerk
Posted on February 27 2020 at 3:38:24

A new clerk, Jayne Smailes, has been appointed by Alvechurch Parish Council.

GlastonBeoley 2020
Posted on February 27 2020 at 3:37:24

Music lovers take note: this year’s GlastonBeoley Music Festival is on June 6 and 7 and has a new venue at Birmingham Rugby Club in Portway.

Parishes set precepts
Posted on February 27 2020 at 3:36:24

Parish councils have been setting their precepts – the part of the council tax that goes to the parish.

New venue plan
Posted on February 27 2020 at 3:34:24

Monthly parish meetings in Beoley could alternate between Beoley Village Hall and other venues in the parish, in a proposal being considered by the parish council.

Be prepared. . .
Posted on February 27 2020 at 3:33:24

New parish clerk Jayne Smailes told Alvechurch councillors they should be prepared for “Operation London Bridge” – the protocol for the death of a major royal figure.

Council seeks shed
Posted on February 27 2020 at 3:33:24

Barnt Green Parish Council is looking at buying an “aesthetically pleasing yet secure” steel storage shed in which to keep parish equipment, possibly on Parker’s Piece or in Millennium Park.

Centre plan rejected
Posted on February 27 2020 at 3:32:24

Concerns around safe and sustainable access by visitors led Beoley parish councillors to oppose a planning application for the change of use of Seafield Farm into a Rural Education Centre.

Mobile post office plea
Posted on February 27 2020 at 3:31:24

Beoley parish councillors have asked Post Office Counters if they will provide a mobile post office for residents of Hillcrest Home Park in Portway.

Terry meets Vinny!
Posted on February 27 2020 at 3:17:24

Cofton resident Terry Harrington was the latest winners of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

Waes Hael to all!
Posted on February 27 2020 at 2:59:24

Aelfgythe Border Morris’ Squire, Pam Morley, reports on their wassail.

A38 plan goes public
Posted on February 27 2020 at 2:56:24

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

VACANCY: Clerk at Beoley Parish Council
Posted on February 25 2020 at 11:31:57

Beoley Parish Council seeks an experienced, self-motivated individual to join us as Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

French visit postponed
Posted on February 25 2020 at 10:30:54

A visit from a group of French school students has been postponed until September due to coronavirus concerns – but organisers are still asking for host families to sign up at the ready.

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