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Hall’s future in balance
Posted on November 23 2008 at 3:13:33

The future of the vacant Mission Hall in Cofton Hackett was being decided as The Village went to press.

‘Lights out over Cofton’ fear
Posted on November 23 2008 at 3:09:33

Cofton villagers could be left in the dark if a dispute between the parish and district councils isn’t resolved.

Distinguished old boy opens ‘wonderful reincarnation’
Posted on November 22 2008 at 2:26:33

His official title alone would have been qualification enough for “Baron Jones of Birmingham, of Alvechurch and of Bromsgrove in the County of Worcestershire” to be the perfect choice to open the new schools and library in Alvechurch.

40 years’ service
Posted on November 21 2008 at 12:21:46

Sheila and Phil Meades of the Coach and Horses Inn, Weatheroak, have received a special award in recognition of their 40 years’ service.

New community car park
Posted on November 21 2008 at 11:52:28

Volunteers have been helping to landscape the new car park and countryside access point at Tardebigge Community Hall, made possible by community co-operation and officially opened by Julie Kirkbride MP in November.

New CSO for Alvechurch
Posted on November 20 2008 at 4:38:33

Alvechurch will shortly have a new Community Support Officer when Mark Hyder takes over from Pippa Church.

Fitting prize
Posted on November 20 2008 at 4:33:33

Our 10th anniversary winner claims his prize…

Traffic-calming for Alvechurch
Posted on November 20 2008 at 1:49:46

Traffic-calming measures are finally set to be installed at the southern gateway to Alvechurch village in January, according the George Lord, leader of Worcestershire County Council and the Alvechurch ward councillor.

Wall of friendship
Posted on November 19 2008 at 4:26:33

Barnt Green pupils have been busy collecting Christmas gifts for less fortunate children.

Successful reunion
Posted on November 19 2008 at 4:21:05

The Woodrush School’s ‘The First 10 years’ reunion brought 120 former pupils together at Woodrush Rugby Club.

Iron dad
Posted on November 19 2008 at 3:02:05

A Barnt Green man has triumphed in the gruelling Ironman World Championship.

Bucking the gloom
Posted on November 19 2008 at 2:33:05

Barnt Green’s high street appears to be bucking the gloom being felt further south with a number of new faces set to appear.

Bomber history dispute
Posted on November 18 2008 at 3:28:05

Alvechurch Ex-Services Association is trying to trace the author of a letter calling into question the identity of the Wellington bomber that crashed in Rowney Green in 1943.

Pupils visit D-Day beaches
Posted on November 18 2008 at 3:13:05

During half term week a party of Village area schoolchildren trod in the footsteps of some of the bravest men of the century when they visited the Normandy landing beaches so crucial to the success of Operation Overlord, better known as the D-Day Landings.

Celebrating hall’s completion
Posted on November 18 2008 at 2:11:05

Village MP Julie Kirkbride cut the ribbon to celebrate completion on the new roof at Rowney Green Peace Hall, funded by an £80,000 Lottery award.

Busy time for Village Hall
Posted on November 18 2008 at 12:55:43

Alvechurch Village Hall has enjoyed many successful functions recently.

Laying claim to a work of craft
Posted on November 18 2008 at 11:48:43

A team of volunteers got to grips with the techniques used for “laying” a hedge in the traditional manner to turn a neglected border in Cofton Hackett into an example of rural craft. 

Christmas tree installed
Posted on November 18 2008 at 9:30:43

The Christmas tree in the centre of Alvechurch has again been donated and installed by Reeves Tree Surgeons.

Sinfonia survival at stake
Posted on November 17 2008 at 2:06:05

A village-based orchestra is urging music-lovers to support their concerts, warning that otherwise this season could be its last.

Snowy scenes
Posted on November 17 2008 at 12:57:39

Blackwell photographer Andrew Roland has been busy capturing some of the lovely scenery around these parts.

£3,000 raised in a month
Posted on November 16 2008 at 4:43:05

Two local women are celebrating after raising £3,000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer in a month.

Victorian Bromsgrove
Posted on November 16 2008 at 2:53:05

Finstall villager Jennie McGregor-Smith has written a fascinating book about the Victorian development of Bromsgrove.

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