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From the Past

New WI President
Posted on October 25 2007 at 1:26:18

Chris Bould was elected as President of Lickey Women’s Institute at their October meeting.

Village plea: Help us raise the roof
Posted on October 25 2007 at 1:13:18

Rowney Green residents are calling on neighbouring villages to help them to win £80,000 in a TV vote.

Missing out on highways cash
Posted on October 24 2007 at 1:25:18

This area is missing out on highways spending, Bromsgrove council leader Roger Hollingworth told Alvechurch Parish Council.

Relief for the Green Belt?
Posted on October 24 2007 at 12:49:18

Intense pressure to build houses on the green fields surrounding our villages could be relieved under new housing allocations proposed by the regional planning authority.

Poetry on film
Posted on October 24 2007 at 10:05:20

Following the success of their short movie Expresso, Martin Nigel Davey (left) and Kevin Powis (right) have teamed up with Birmingham Poet Laureate “Spoz” for their latest project – a film set in a doctor’s waiting room, with the whole script made up of poetry.

Bomber crew remembered
Posted on October 23 2007 at 3:36:20

The five Royal Canadian Air Force bomber crew who died when their Wellington crashed in Rowney Green during World War Two were remembered at a service of dedication in the village.

Barnt Green ‘green’ plea
Posted on October 23 2007 at 1:06:18

Barnt Green’s “village green” may be made more open to encourage residents to make more use of it.

Getting noticed
Posted on October 23 2007 at 11:26:58

Alvechurch Village Society Chairman Andy Humphries, Parish Paths Warden Paul Newby and Graham Clark, General Manager of Where Next? with the new footpaths notice board, made by Where Next?

Sports stars curry cash
Posted on October 23 2007 at 10:27:58

The Deedar Indian restaurant in Barnt Green was awash with sporting celebrities at a charity night held to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia and cricketer Graeme Welch’s benefit year.

Two hours of tennis
Posted on October 22 2007 at 1:22:18

Young tennis players (from left) Sophie Smith, Harrison Knight, Jacob Gollings, Isabella Harris, Jacob Knight and Isabel Russell, all aged seven, raised £75 towards Rowney Green’s hall funds by playing two continous hours of short tennis in the hall. 

Tip in clear over Lickey trucks
Posted on October 22 2007 at 1:07:18

Heavy lorries passing over the top of the Lickeys from Rose Hill into Old Birmingham Road were nothing to do with work at Marlbook Tip.

Run for money
Posted on October 22 2007 at 11:29:58

Milton Bowers, son-in-law of Alvechurch Bellringers’ tower captain Colin Bennett, wears his medal from the Stratford Marathon.

Poetry on flim
Posted on October 22 2007 at 10:03:34

Following the success of their short movie Expresso, Martin Nigel Davey (left) and Kevin Powis (right) have teamed up with Birmingham Poet Laureate “Spoz” for their latest project – a film set in a doctor’s waiting room, with the whole script made up of poetry.

Marathon men
Posted on October 22 2007 at 10:17:58

A charity event organised by the Barnt Green Chuggers running group has raised £20,000 for the Geoff Thomas Foundation and the Barnt Green Scout Hut Appeal.

Youth facility agreement
Posted on October 21 2007 at 12:54:18

Plans to put a £90,000 youth activity facility – possibly a skatepark or multi-sports area – on the Meadows in Alvechurch moved a step closer when the parish council agreed in principle to work with the district council on the scheme.

Which way for Longbridge traffic?
Posted on October 21 2007 at 12:51:18

The Regional Spatial Strategy still includes as a priority for investment a Longbridge link road – which would carve through fields between Hopwood and major developments on the former MG Rover site.

Cuppa for charity
Posted on October 21 2007 at 11:22:58

Making a donation in return for a cuppa, residents of Burcot Grange and visitors calling in raised £400 when they took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Memory lane
Posted on October 20 2007 at 1:08:18

Here’s a picture of more pupils of St Laurence School, School Lane, Alvechurch, in 1957 shortly before they moved up to Woodrush Secondary School.

Allotment hope for village gardeners
Posted on October 20 2007 at 12:53:11

The lack of allotments for gardeners in Alvechurch is to be tackled by the parish council in a two-pronged move to get four existing plots back into use while identifying a site for more.

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