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News round-up

Posted on October 19 2008 at 11:33:12

* Village boy made good Lord Jones of Birmingham, better known as Digby, is to perform the official opening of the new schools and library in Alvechurch on November 21.


* Thresher was judged by Barnt Green Garden Society to have the best hanging baskets in the village in a competition organised by Barnt Green Parish Council.

Viva and Tony’s Handyman were in joint second place with Peter’s Pan fish and chip shop in third.


* Rowney Green residents are celebrating the completion of their village hall roof project with bacon and sausage butties at 9am on November 29.

The following day at 4pm a surprise guest is to turn on the lights on the village Christmas tree.


* Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council agreed to give £100 to help Blackwell Youth buy a table tennis table.

Coun Janet King had previously urged the council to do more for young people saying the area “should be ashamed of how little it does”.


* A deal to save 50 free parking spaces for Alvechurch at the Sports & Social Club is thought to be nearing completion and it is hoped that it will come into effect on January 1.


* Popular local Christmas tree grower Woods Farm is in the running to be British Christmas Tree Growers’ Association grower of the year and to provide the tree for 10 Downing Street. The winner was to be announced as The Village went to press.

See also: Pick your own tree

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