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Fashion fundraiser

A “Preloved Parade” to celebrate the 30th birthday of Acorns Children’s Hospice takes place on March 22.


Get creative for Picnic competition

There’s still time to submit your entry for this year’s Alvechurch Parish Picnic in the Park logo competition!


Stations stand-off

Villagers press for action as rail bosses say: there’s no money


Concern over nursing home’s future

Lickey residents turned out in force for their parish council’s planning meeting to express their concerns over Lickey Hills Nursing Home.


Wassail with a bang!

This year’s annual Alvechurch Wassail promises to be bigger and better than ever.


Council considers crisis plan

Alvechurch parish councillors debated the need for the area to have a formal Emergency Plan, as encouraged by Worcestershire County Council.


Mummers’ the word

The annual New Year’s Day frolics in Alvechurch included, as always, a Mummers Play featuring traditional and topical characters.


Plugging the skills gap

Perplexed by plumbing? Frustrated by flat packs? Broad Street DIY in Bromsgrove is launching a new event to help young people learn essential DIY skills.


Parking solutions discussed

Responses to a car parking survey carried out among Barnt Green shops and businesses has revealed that most people find it difficult to park in the village.


Barnt Green slime queen

A youngster from Barnt Green has set up her own business, tapping into the latest kids’ craze by making “slime”.


Litter fairies

Village reader Mike Bingham sent us a photo showing just some of the rubbish collected by one of the “litter fairies” (local residents) in Grange Lane, Alvechurch, recently.


Council seeks crossing update

Lickey & Blackwell council has asked county and district councillor Kit Taylor for an update the controversial closure of Blackwell’s “yellow brick road” railway crossing.


Objection to homes plan

Alvechurch Parish Council has objected to plans to build three houses on Green Belt land on Ash Lane, Hopwood, saying it would set a “dangerous precedent in the parish.”


Judge’s Crufts call-up

A Rowney Green resident whose dogs have proved successful at Crufts will soon be seeing the show from a different angle – as a judge.


CCTV for shelter

CCTV has now been installed at the new bike shelter at Alvechurch railway station.


Council spot vacant

There is still one vacancy to be filled on Barnt Green Parish Council.


Crime figures

December’s crime figures for Barnt Green consisted of one house burglary in which a car was stolen, and three thefts from the Tesco store, according to PCSO Chelsea Lloyd.


Precept stays same

Barnt Green Parish Council has voted to keep its precept – the part of the council tax that goes to the parish – the same as the previous year.


A winter celebration

The annual Barnt Green Community Walk between Christmas and New Year had an extra twist this time – as well as taking a gentle stroll in the countryside surrounding the village, participants also stopped for a spot of wassailing.


Congestion continues

Bromsgrove District Council has asked Worcestershire County Council’s Highways Department to explain the congestion problems on the roads in Bromsgrove, Barnt Green Parish Council heard.


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