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Have your say on affordable homes
Posted on November 04 2005 at 8:03:23

Eleven possible sites for affordable housing have been identified in Alvechurch. They are now to be put to public consultation, with further potential sites sought.

Memory set in stone
Posted on November 03 2005 at 10:56:23

The Chairman of Alvechurch Ex-Services Association, Arthur Pearsall, explains why the Commemorative Stone recently laid at Bear Hill is so important.

Bypass ‘ready by 2008’
Posted on November 03 2005 at 9:01:23

The long-awaited Bordesley bypass could be ready for use as soon as March 2008, if plans revealed to the public last month progress smoothly.

‘Village voice’ leads district
Posted on November 03 2005 at 8:31:23

A former chairman of Alvechurch Parish Council has been elected leader of Bromsgrove District Council, bringing hope of better recognition for the villages in this area.

Mindfire expands
Posted on November 03 2005 at 9:29:23

Alvechurch-based music initiative Mindfire has won a grant to help it expand events during 2006.

Lessons from the past
Posted on November 02 2005 at 11:07:23

Youngsters from Alvechurch Middle School had the chance to learn more about wartime events on a recent trip to the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire.

Crafts for Christmas
Posted on November 02 2005 at 10:36:41

Blackwell’s 14th craft fair was voted a great success by all who attended.

40 years of fellowship
Posted on November 02 2005 at 10:31:41

November 11 was a special day for the St Laurence Women’s Fellowship, which celebrated the 40th (Ruby) anniversary of its inauguration, writes Enid Brumsen.

Pumpkins on parade
Posted on November 02 2005 at 10:23:41

More than 500 people enjoyed the Great Burcot Pumpkin Light-Up on Halloween.

Double win for Grange
Posted on November 02 2005 at 9:04:41

Burcot Grange Residential Care Home has won two awards recently – one for its outstanding grounds and another for its dedication in listening to residents.

Robbery patrols
Posted on November 02 2005 at 8:41:41

Frightening robberies on consecutive lunchtimes in Blackwell and Barnt Green led police to draft in specialist “reassurance patrols” to the villages.

It’s panto time again!
Posted on November 01 2005 at 11:17:41

Alvechurch Dramatic Society presents Cinderella, a pantomime by David Cregan and Brian Protheroe.

The planning starts now for Alvechurch Alight 06
Posted on November 01 2005 at 8:57:41

After the success of Alvechurch Alight 2005 the organisers are already putting together ideas for next year’s event.

Happy 100th, Eileen!
Posted on November 01 2005 at 8:54:41

Eileen Price celebrated her 100th birthday at The Lawns residential home, Alvechurch, with fellow residents.

One year on: Looking to the future for Andy
Posted on November 01 2005 at 8:47:41

How do you cope when the unthinkable happens? Jenni Ameghino talks to an Alvechurch family struggling with the consequences of a catastrophic road accident about friends, funds and the future.

Protest grows against £30m hospital cuts
Posted on November 01 2005 at 8:40:41

Bromsgrove MP Julie Kirkbride is leading a campaign to protest over plans for health cuts of up to £30 million which could have a big effect on provision for this area.

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