Wednesday August 15 2018

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Ten top gardens

The sun shone on Alvechurch’s bi-annual Open Gardens event.

Left in dark during leak

As The Village went to press, Swan Street in Alvechurch was finally open after many weeks of disruption caused by a gas emergency.

A new home for AFC

’Church plan for the future with a move to The Hayes. 

School hosts festival fun

This year’s Lickey School and Community Festival was another big success, with plenty of fun for all ages at Lickey Hills Primary School.

Invaded by the Vikings!

Blackwell was taken over by marauding hordes at its Viking-themed summer festival, where villagers really got into the spirit of the event with some great costumes and props.

Run in the sun

Despite a rather important football match taking place that lunchtime, villagers of all ages turned out for the Barnt Green Fun Run, postponed from snowy March.

Lucian meets Vinny

Six-year-old Lucian Chilton-Davies, of Alvechurch, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

Plenty to see in Penny’s garden

A charity garden party held in Bordesley attracted a host of visitors and raised money for three charities.

Garden housing plan

A housing developer is eyeing up Green Belt garden land in Barnt Green for a potential 20-home estate.

84 miles in three days

A group of 17 teachers and parents from Winterfold and Bromsgrove Schools have raised £6,500 for an African school by walking the full 84-mile length of the Hadrian’s Wall Path, from Newcastle to Bowness-on-Solway, in just three days.

Heading off

Two long-serving village headteachers retired at the end of the summer term.

SOS answered

Village roofing contractors DJ Scriven did their bit for the community by offering their services to TV’s DIY SOS team, who had appealed for local tradespeople to help out with their latest “Big Build” in Lickey End.

Softball success for Divas

A team of Alvechurch cricketers are celebrating after they took the top spots in a festival competition.

Festival is ready to rock

Blackwell Music Festival takes place on Saturday September 8, from 12 noon in the grounds of Hunter’s Hill School.

Parish supports surgery cabins

Barnt Green parish council has backed the village surgery’s plan to expand into two Portakabins.

Birthday ‘girls’ celebrate in style

Two Alvechurch residents celebrated special birthday milestones with parties thrown by their friends and family.

Resurfacing delay

Resurfacing of Sandhills Lane, Barnt Green, will not be done until September at the earliest, county councillor Peter McDonald told parish councillors.

Afternoon of song

Alvechurch Community Choir enjoyed an afternoon of song with a workshop led by professional opera and choral singer Themba Mvula.

Tree to be felled

Barnt Green is to fell its “Christmas tree”.  The large conifer where lights have been hung for the past few years is becoming too high and also blocks the view of drivers
turning out of Sandhills Road.

Footbridge postponed again

The Cofton railway footbridge has been put back again. Work is now planned to start in September, with completion in December.




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