Tuesday October 16 2018

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Parish plan holds firm

The grassroots initiative giving villagers a say in planning strategy is pressing ahead despite efforts by a number of housing developers to delay its progress.

Short-sighted road advice

Visually impaired residents in Barnt Green have been advised that an overgrown hedge obstructing the pavement is not “an imminent safety issue” – because they can just cross over to the other side of the road.

Doubles delight

Tennis twins Simon and Paul Cowie went head to head in the men’s final of Barnt Green Tennis Club’s annual championship.

Bridge work begins

Work towards the installation of a footbridge over the railway at Cofton Hackett has finally begun, Barnt Green Parish Council heard.

Traders’ fears over lengthy road closure

Plans to replace the water main in Barnt Green’s high street have been met with concern by councillors and traders.

20mph back on agenda 

A 20mph speed limit through the centre of Alvechurch is back on the cards after a three-way meeting between the parish, district and county councils.

Hopwood mums win play backing

A group of Hopwood mums, with the backing of Alvechurch Parish Council, are a step closer to seeing their children playing on new equipment.

Village crime fears

Fears of a rise in crime have prompted villagers to look at restarting a number of Neighbourhood Watch schemes.

Thanks for hard work

Alvechurch Parish Council officially thanked assistant clerk Wendy Carney (right), who is retiring after 16 years.

Happy birthday, Hopwood!

The Village magazine is not the only local business celebrating its second decade – Hopwood Garden Centre also has its 20th birthday this year.

Good news for cyclists

Finstall and The Oakalls are to benefit from a new cycleway, as part of a transport and highways plan being rolled out across Bromsgrove.

Council vacancies filled

Barnt Green Parish Council has co-opted two new councillors: Harrison Rone-Clarke and Joe Nilsson, both of whom live in the village.

Where is our representation?

Alvechurch Parish Council has made an official complaint to the chief executive and leader of Bromsgrove District Council about representation in Alvechurch South ward.

‘Unitary authority’ proposal

A district councillor is proposing that the council on which he sits should be abolished.

Bra bonanza

1,000 old bras have been donated to a “bra bank” at The Wishing Well health and wellbeing centre in Bromsgrove, in aid of the charity Against Breast Cancer.

The housebuilders’ neighbourhood plan

Depending on your point of view, this map could look like a fantastic opportunity to expand a village into a vibrant near-town . . . or it could leave you feeling surrounded, like beleaguered Britain in the Dad’s Army title sequence.

Marking the end of WWI

Plans to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I are under way in Alvechurch and Barnt Green.

Prizes to be won in home contest

Alvechurch Village Society is encouraging residents to enter a Best-Dressed House competition on the theme of Pumpkins and Halloween.

Where on earth was Vinny?

If you scoured the pages of your September magazine in vain, there’s no need to book a trip to Specsavers just yet. . . Vinny wasn’t there!

Green show winners

Rowney Green Horticultural Society’s annual Main Show attracted a large number of entries, despite the hot summer.




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