Friday February 22 2019



Latest News


Our fields are not easy pickings, say villagers

Villagers gave a resounding vote of approval to the Alvechurch Neighbourhood Plan, with 97 per cent voting in favour.

So vane

Here’s a rare close-up view of the weather vane that usually sits atop Alvechurch Village Hall.

Green graffiti protest

An environmental activist is at large in Lickey, daubing pavements, road signs and street furniture with the slogans “Save Our Green Belt” and “Save Our Fields”.

Lamp post poo bag initiative

Blackwell residents fed up with the scourge of dog mess on the pavements have taken matters into their own hands and installed homemade poo bag dispensers on lamp posts around the village.

Creative charity

Alvechurch’s Knit & Natter group raised £1,050 to split between three charities through sales of their knitted goods and a raffle with prizes donated by villagers.

Community clean-up

Young cricketers and their parents pitched in to help clean up Alvechurch Cricket Club after damage caused by a car fire outside the building.

Library ‘a special case’

The consultation into the future of libraries across Worcestershire has still failed to grasp the scale of the problem it faces in Alvechurch, say councillors.

Back at Burcot

Burcot Grange and The Lodge Care Home were delighted to welcome general manager Vicky Osborne back from maternity leave.

Sadness over squirrel death

This may be the last photo of the white squirrel that was often seen around Crown Meadow in Alvechurch.

Roll on Christmas!

It’s only just finished and already they’re talking about the next one . . . Christmas, that is.

Rogue parking bay

A rogue “parking bay” outside Alvechurch Village Hall is to be investigated.

No response from Network Rail

Network Rail had still not responded – or even acknowledged – correspondence since a high-level meeting about the future of the car park at Alvechurch rail station, district councillor Kate Van Der Plank told parish councillors.

Boost for Hall fund

The Cofton Village Hall Trust received a boost thanks to money raised by village restaurant Goa Goa.

The bright side of Brexit?

Villagers gathered in Alvechurch on New Year’s Day for the annual Mummers’ Play and Morris dancing.

Make some noise at the Alvechurch Wassail!

Aelfgythe Border Morris has again organised the Alvechurch Wassail, which takes place this year on Saturday February 2.

Walking and wassailing

A Wassail Walk from Millennium Park in Barnt Green to Fruitfields Orchard on the outskirts of the village attracted 70 walkers and wassailers.

Celebrate books in Barnt Green

A brand new festival is coming to Barnt Green this spring, promising a fabulous day of giggles, drawing, amazing storytelling, and a wonderful chance for children to meet their favourite authors.

Matchday memories

Your chance to own a piece of Alvechurch FC’s sporting history. . .

Joe meets Vinny

Eight-year-old Joe Chandler, of Alvechurch, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

Water-skiing success

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.




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