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Bag-free Barnt Green
Posted on April 21 2008 at 1:57:30

Barnt Green is aiming to become plastic bag-free, with shops in the village already getting on board.

Council vacancy
Posted on April 21 2008 at 1:46:30

A vacancy has opened for a Hopwood ward councillor on Alvechurch Parish Council after the previous councillor did not attend sufficient meetings.

Planting for the future
Posted on April 20 2008 at 2:00:30

It is hoped that a brand new wood will be formed in fields between Alvechurch and Barnt Green thanks to a local farmer’s efforts.

Back to drawing board
Posted on April 20 2008 at 1:59:30

Barnt Green Parish Council’s search for an office in the village has gone back to the drawing board after councillors decided the offer of the remainder of the lease of the former Lloyds TSB premises was too risky.

Elaine’s marathon effort
Posted on April 20 2008 at 1:56:30

Elaine Buckett, former chairman of Barnt Green Parish Council hopes to have raised more than £3,000 for the Parkinson’s Disease Society from her completion of the London Marathon.

Closer ties to the community
Posted on April 20 2008 at 11:20:30

Burcot Grange already has a lot to offer its residents, with visitors bringing tales of adventure, excursions to places of interest or natural beauty, regular visits to Symphony Hall, exotic food tasting, sports, debate, gardening, flower arranging, afternoon tea on the terrace . . . and the list goes on.

Gardens to inspire you
Posted on April 20 2008 at 11:02:17

The following local gardens will be open to the public in the coming weeks as part of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS), which raises money for a variety of charities.

Green fingers
Posted on April 20 2008 at 10:58:17

Among the many new facilities for pupils at the new schools in Alvechurch are the large raised beds for the children to learn all about growing their own food.

Pub of the year… again
Posted on April 19 2008 at 1:48:17

The Weighbridge in Alvechurch has been named Redditch & Bromsgrove CAMRA Pub of the Year for the second time.

Chance for villagers to learn about composting
Posted on April 19 2008 at 11:01:17

Bromsgrove District Council’s Waste Stop Shops, designed to help local residents get to grips with the idea of recycling their refuse, have proved so popular that they are to continue, taking on a special theme each month.

On guard for centenarian party parade
Posted on April 18 2008 at 2:30:17

Two residents at The Lawns, Alvechurch, were taken back in time for a special birthday party as scenes from World War Two were re-enacted in their honour.

Sunshine surprise!
Posted on April 18 2008 at 2:21:17

Staff at the new Cramar Veterinary Practice in Hopwood had a big surprise in early April when a lamb arrived in their waiting room.

Lake’s future assured
Posted on April 18 2008 at 1:54:17

The preservation of Cofton Lake, bought by village “shareholders” two years ago to ensure it could never fall into the hands of developers, was reconfirmed at the annual meeting of its owners.

Hopwood homes date
Posted on April 18 2008 at 1:46:17

Work is to begin on the controversial affordable homes development in Hopwood by the end of the year.

MUGA ‘ready for summer’
Posted on April 17 2008 at 1:30:17

A “multi-use games arena” – or MUGA – will be built on an Alvechurch playing field over the next few weeks to be ready in time for the summer holidays.

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