Tuesday June 25 2019



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Drop in to learn about road closure

Residents of Barnt Green can find out more about Severn Trent’s phased closure of Hewell Road at two drop-in sessions.

Tim’s off on Tour

An Alvechurch resident is preparing for the world’s longest mountain bike race to raise funds for Cancer Research.

Power to the people

The power of a “people’s plan” has been confirmed by a planning inspector’s rejection of three houses in the Green Belt at Hopwood.

100-mile ride

17,000 cyclists took part in the 100-mile Birmingham & Midlands Velo, which came through the Village area.

Ready to rock for charity

An up-and-coming band formed by Alvechurch Middle School pupils is preparing to headline a charity gig at Artrix in Bromsgrove.

WI’s birthday bash

Alvechurch WI held a celebration to mark the group’s 90th birthday.

Hall marks 90 years

Alvechurch Village Hall celebrated its 90th anniversary, with committee members and helpers partying like it was 1929.

New faces

The new chairman of Alvechurch Parish Council is Marc Worrall, chosen unanimously by councillors at their May meeting.

Lift saga rolls on

The saga of the missing lifts at Barnt Green railway station rumbles on, with parish councillors seeking a meeting with the Department for Transport.

Views on CCTV

Villagers are being asked to complete a Bromsgrove District Council survey about CCTV provision in the area.

Climate emergency

Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council agreed to support a motion acknowledging a “climate emergency” and to consider creating their own policy.

Past, present and future

With the new Cofton Village Hall nearing completion, community groups have buried a time capsule on the site.

Safety fears investigated

Lickey & Blackwell parish councillors expressed concerns over the safety of a half-demolished house on Woodshill Avenue, Lickey.

Crime ‘at a low’

Crime in Barnt Green is at a low level, parish councillors heard.

Emily meets Vinny!

After two years of trying, 11-year-old Emily Giblin, of the Oakalls, won a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

Cheques for charities

Alvechurch Knit and Natter, run by Cynthia Lawton and Daphne Cross, presented cheques to representatives of the three charities the group has chosen to support this year.

Summer festival season begins!

Alvechurch Village Society, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is inviting residents from the village and beyond to mark the occasion with a party at Alvechurch Village Hall.

50 years of canal care

Anniversary celebrations for society that keeps a watchful eye on our waterways.

Join the hunt

Families in Barnt Green can take part in a Treasure Hunt around the village on Sunday July 7, organised by the parish council.

Cup joy for Rhinos

Kings Norton Rugby Football Club Rhinos Under 16s are celebrating winning the North Midlands Cup in their age group – for the first time in the club’s history.




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