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Mural aims to deter graffiti on bus shelter
Posted on August 20 2008 at 1:19:30

When the bus shelter in the centre of Alvechurch was repainted last summer, you would have been lucky to see its fresh new look.

Sign swap
Posted on August 19 2008 at 1:38:30

All it takes is a letter to The Village . . . after reader Jane Long asked why the sign at the entrance to Alvechurch was a mile out, it was corrected within a couple of weeks!

Village parking deal ‘near’
Posted on August 19 2008 at 12:59:30

Moves to ensure more than 50 parking places in the centre of Alvechurch are not lost are thought to be near success.

Worcestershire Pub of the Year
Posted on August 18 2008 at 1:04:30

Campaign for Real Ale members have voted The Weighbridge in Alvechurch as their Worcestershire Pub of the Year 2008 – the first from Redditch and Bromsgrove to win the accolade.

65 years and counting
Posted on August 17 2008 at 1:09:30

There must be something in the air around here . . . a second village couple have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this summer.

Sponsored run
Posted on August 16 2008 at 5:38:29

Alvechurch schoolgirls Poppy Diprose, aged 10, and Alicia Foley, eight, raised £328.35 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital from a sponsored run.

Woodrush reunion
Posted on August 16 2008 at 4:27:29

A reunion is being held for former pupils of Woodrush School in Wythall.

Thank you for the MUGA!
Posted on August 16 2008 at 12:53:30

It’s taken more than two years, but at last a new generation of play equipment is being enjoyed by youngsters in Alvechurch – and they’ve given it a big thumbs up.

Walk this way
Posted on August 15 2008 at 6:00:29

A new walkway extends over the marshy east end of Cofton Lake, enabling visitors to walk all the way around its perimeter for the first time.

Prize-winning pupils
Posted on August 15 2008 at 5:32:29

It was a summer of success at Alvechurch Middle School as pupils scooped prizes across the county.

Ex-Services celebrate
Posted on August 15 2008 at 1:45:30

Alvechurch Ex-Services Association celebrated its fifth anniversary with a special dinner at Beoley Village Hall.

Help for heroes
Posted on August 15 2008 at 1:31:30

An evening of entertainment held by Barnt Green residents Sheila Hastilow and Betty Ingram at Burcot Village Hall raised £2,425 for the Help the Heroes charity.

Anniversary bulbs
Posted on August 14 2008 at 1:16:30

Alvechurch Village Society celebrates its 40th anniversary next year and since its formation in June 1969, it has worked hard to improve the environment in the parish.

Jamming for charity
Posted on August 13 2008 at 2:44:29

A special Charity Night to raise money for the FSID (Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths) takes place on Oct 4 at Lickey End Social Club, Bromsgrove.

Penalty notices issued
Posted on August 13 2008 at 1:30:30

Ten fixed penalty notices have been issued to motorists parked outside The Swan pub, the Alvechurch Partners and Communities Together meeting heard.

Dorothy’s badge of honour
Posted on August 13 2008 at 1:00:30

During World War II, the Women’s Land Army played a vital role in feeding the country and keeping the farming industry going – but it’s only now, 63 years after the war ended, that these hard-working women are receiving recognition.

Flying the flag
Posted on August 12 2008 at 1:27:30

Moez Oueslati takes advantage of the right of non-UK nationals resident in Cofton Hackett to fly their national flag from the flag pole in the centre of the village on their national day.

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