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Saturday January 25 2020

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Plan gets a big ‘yes’

Lickey & Blackwell and Cofton Hackett parish councillors are delighted that residents voted to accept their Neighbourhood Development Plan.


Praise for out-going clerk

Tammy Williams is leaving Alvechurch Parish Council, where she has been interim clerk and Clerk for almost four years, to work for The National Lottery.


Planning chief acts to resolve Cala-gate

Planners have told Cala Homes to make the planned public right of way through the Foxhills estate in Barnt Green accessible.


‘Heritage site’ outcry

Missing chimneys should be rebuilt, urges expert.


Ready for an emergency

Alvechurch parish councillors have agreed to adopt an emergency plan outlining what to do in case of a natural disaster or accident.


Season’s Greetings!

Villagers in Barnt Green, Blackwell, Lickey and Alvechurch celebrated the start of Christmas with music and light.


The gift of giving

Finstall Preschool held a present collection for homeless people in Birmingham.


Eco-friendly swap shop

With news stories telling us that Christmas jumpers are bad for the environment, the Cleaner, Greener Alvechurch group offered a way for people to recycle their festive outfits.


Police Commissioner visits

West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner John-Paul Campion will be at Beoley Parish Council’s meeting on Tuesday February 11 to meet residents and discuss police activity in the parish.


Parking plan

Parking restrictions on Station Road, Alvechurch, between 8am-6pm Monday to Friday have gone out to police for their comments, county councillor Charlie Hotham told parish councillors.


Plea for ‘Hopwood Gateway’

Speeding on the A441 through Hopwood has not been reduced by temporary cameras in conjunction with the Safer Roads Partnership, Alvechurch parish councillors heard.


Speed watch scheme

Beoley residents, concerned about excessive speeding in the parish, have volunteered to participate in a Community Speed Watch scheme run by West Mercia Police.


Brown river remains

Hearing that street lighting was to be repaired in Bordesley, Alvechurch parish councillor Steve Hornsby told colleagues: “I am very pleased because it will give us an even better view of the Brown River of Bordesley.


Temporary speed limit

Beoley Parish Council has successfully persuaded the county council to impose a temporary 30mph speed limit through Portway.


Tree-cycling for charity

Remember that you can have your real Christmas tree recycled and raise funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital at the same time, thanks to a scheme by Cofton-based Fee’s Trees.


Crackdown on fly-tipping

The problem of fly-tipping in the Village area is to be addressed by Bromsgrove District Council.


Star player shares skills

The Alvechurch Ladies Under-11 football team enjoyed a special training session when Birmingham City player Claudia Walker (pictured right, with the squad) came for a visit.


Library review leaves readers in the dark

After more than a year under review, the future of Worcestershire’s libraries, including Alvechurch, which serves most Village readers, remains unclear.


Badgers inspire new book

Bromsgrove author Margaret Gardner has written a children’s book inspired by the badgers living at the bottom of her garden.


Polly meets Vinny!

Seven-year-old Polly Butcher, of Barnt Green, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.


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