Wednesday July 06 2022



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Have your say on A38 plans

County, district and parish councillors are urging residents to have their say on the planned A38 improvements before the deadline for March 20.


A joint choirs concert in Alvechurch has been postponed due to concerns over coronavirus.

History loses home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Revels raise funds

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

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

Cala-gate latest

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?

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

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

Police area change

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

Council’s new clerk

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

GlastonBeoley 2020

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

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

New venue plan

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. . .

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.




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