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Golfers raise cash
Posted on January 21 2008 at 4:21:20

Christine Henderson, the lady Captain of Kings Norton Golf Club, Weatheroak, hands over a cheque for £2,224 to Graham Clarke, general manager of the Redditch-based Where Next? charity, watched by golf committee members Janet Mitchell (left) and Margaret Jelfs.

School’s friendly spirit
Posted on January 21 2008 at 3:37:20

Tardebigge First School has achieved the top grade in all categories during an OFSTED inspection.

Village speed trap nets a big surprise
Posted on January 21 2008 at 3:33:20

Police who set up a speed trap to crack down on motorists using our villages as a rat-run issued five tickets in 90 minutes – all to Alvechurch residents.

Opening booked
Posted on January 21 2008 at 3:22:20

As the countdown begins to the opening of the new school site in Alvechurch, Worcestershire County Council has released details of the new community library based there.

Novice runners ready for Marathon
Posted on January 20 2008 at 4:29:20

Two mums are juggling childcare five days a week so they can train for the London Marathon and raise money for Children with Leukaemia.

Flying high
Posted on January 20 2008 at 4:18:20

Congratulations to Janeve Fletcher, daughter of Jane and Steve Fletcher, of The Swan pub in Alvechurch, who recently graduated as a Flying Officer from the RAF College at Cranwell, Lincs.

Village gets spring clean
Posted on January 20 2008 at 4:09:20

Volunteers gather to take part in a litter pick organised by Alvechurch Village Society.

Free service to be binned
Posted on January 20 2008 at 4:07:06

The “free” green bin collections so valued by village gardeners are to be withdrawn.

80,000 ‘thank yous’ from Rowney Green
Posted on January 20 2008 at 3:27:06

Rowney Green villagers have thanked people across the area who supported them in their successful attempt to win £80,000 in the People’s Millions Lottery.

Poet in residence?
Posted on January 20 2008 at 3:26:06

Local poet Spoz is to discuss his work at the February meeting of Lickey and Blackwell Parish Council, which is considering a proposal to appoint a Poet in Residence.

Village crime and disorder crackdown
Posted on January 20 2008 at 3:11:06

Villagers who feel crime and disorder blight life in Alvechurch will welcome two New Year initiatives.

Have your say on ‘MUGA’ site
Posted on January 20 2008 at 3:35:06

Villagers are being asked this month where they would like to see a £90,000 “multi-use games arena” – or MUGA – and adventure play equipment built in Alvechurch.

Shoe box success
Posted on January 19 2008 at 4:28:06

Kind-hearted members from St Catherine’s and Blackwell & Burcot WIs donated 42 shoe boxes packed with Christmas gifts in support of Operation Christmas Child, Samaritan’s Purse.

Carols at The Lawns
Posted on January 19 2008 at 4:25:06

Residents of The Lawns residential home, Alvechurch, are treated to carols sung by pupils from Crown Meadow First School, accompanied on the keyboards by Barry Pritchard, funeral director at Huntleys Funeral Services, Redditch.

£40,000 playtime
Posted on January 19 2008 at 4:08:06

A new play area is due to open in Blackwell this month on a site opposite the village school in St Catherine’s Road.

You can go to the ball!
Posted on January 19 2008 at 3:31:06

Tickets have gone on sale for a night of charity, glamour and dance at the Barnt Green Ball.

Marina scheme approved
Posted on January 19 2008 at 3:24:06

Work could start this year on a 75-berth marina at Withybed Green after councillors at Bromsgrove approved the scheme.

No fee at Tanyard car park
Posted on January 19 2008 at 3:23:06

There are no plans to introduce parking charges on Tanyard Lane car park, Alvechurch, Bromsgrove council leader Roger Hollingworth told parish councillors.

Friends old and new
Posted on January 18 2008 at 4:09:06

Barnt Green Friends Club enjoyed a Christmas dinner at Burcot Grange residential home.

Boxing Day walk
Posted on January 18 2008 at 4:05:06

Fresh-air enthusiasts prepare for Alvechurch Village Society’s Boxing Day walk in the Lickeys.

Hall damage bill ‘£6,000’
Posted on January 18 2008 at 4:01:06

It would have taken some heavy blows with a sledgehammer to smash a toilet to pieces like this . . .

Take that!
Posted on January 18 2008 at 3:57:06

Beelzebub (aka Bob Salmon) gives the Grim Reaper what-for during the Alvechurch Morris’s annual Mummers play at the Crown Inn, Withybed Green.

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