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Musical treat for residents
Posted on January 22 2007 at 11:02:10

Alvechurch Baptist Church Minister Fiona Lee demonstrated her re-found love of the harp to residents at The Lawns residential home in the village

Muddy Meadows plea
Posted on January 22 2007 at 10:23:10

A Village resident has launched a campaign to drain Alvechurch’s main playing fields and give young people a place to play sports all year round.

Canal boat theft
Posted on January 22 2007 at 10:21:10

An 18ft boat has been stolen from the canal in Alvechurch.

Barnt Green Plan launched
Posted on January 22 2007 at 10:02:10

The Barnt Green Parish Plan, compiled using ideas from more than three-quarters of village households, has been presented to Bromsgrove Council for formal adoption.

Letter-box mix-up
Posted on January 22 2007 at 9:53:10

Dave Hodgins is left holding someone else’s mail after installing an ingenious letter box and gas meter cover outside his home in Swan Street, Alvechurch.

Delicious demo
Posted on January 21 2007 at 3:10:10

Blackwell & Burcot WI enjoyed a special Thai cookery demonstration at their January meeting at Burcot Village Hall.

Festive fun at Fayre
Posted on January 21 2007 at 11:23:10

Carol singers add to the festive spirit at the first Barnt Green Christmas Fayre organised by traders on what turned out to be a very cold and wet Sunday afternoon – but one that was still enjoyed by many villagers.

Westmead says thank you
Posted on January 21 2007 at 11:09:10

The Westmead Hotel, Hopwood, held a ”Client Evening” to thank its local business clients by wining and dining them, with entertainment from a comedienne and dancing to follow.

Road light fear
Posted on January 21 2007 at 10:20:10

The lack of lighting on the new traffic system in Birmingham Road, Alvechurch, was one of the main concerns highlighted at a community meeting in the village.

Barnt Green grocer on TV
Posted on January 21 2007 at 10:07:10

Joe Lynch, of Barnt Greens grocers, in Hewell Road, has been interviewed by a BBC News 24 TV team for an item on how High Street traders can compete with the might of the supermarket chains.

Austrian connection raises £175 for HQ appeal
Posted on January 21 2007 at 9:58:10

The Barnt Green Scout & Guide Rebuild Fund has received an extra boost thanks to a former Guide and Ranger.

Village team to deliver on big issues
Posted on January 21 2007 at 9:52:10

A team of high-level councillors, council officers and other authorities is aiming to bypass all the usual obstacles to make a difference for the people of Alvechurch and Beoley.

Winter art show
Posted on January 20 2007 at 3:07:10

Barnt Green Art Club held its sixth annual Winter Exhibition at the Friends’ Meeting House in Barnt Green, showcasing members’ original paintings and hand-made greetings cards.

New police commander
Posted on January 20 2007 at 2:29:10

Bromsgrove Police has a new district commander after Chief Insp Tony Love took over from Chief Insp Charlie Hill.

Double celebration
Posted on January 20 2007 at 2:21:10

Peter Jones, co-founder of Alvechurch-based Safe and Sound Lighting, received a special 75th birthday present from Michael Brinton, Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire.

Balti for bells
Posted on January 20 2007 at 11:18:10

The New Dilshad International restaurant in Alvechurch did its bit towards the Bell Fund for St Laurence Church by sponsoring the ringers’ Quiz and Curry Night.

Library offers full service
Posted on January 20 2007 at 11:03:10

Alvechurch Library is up to full strength with four members of staff offering a service for more than 23 hours a week.

Card mystery solved
Posted on January 20 2007 at 10:29:10

The mystery of a Christmas card found by workmen in Alvechurch has been solved.

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