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Mural halts the vandals
Posted on January 22 2009 at 4:02:04

A vandal-ravaged village bus shelter has been given a novel facelift – and as The Village went to press it remained graffiti-free.

Cofton hall to be retained
Posted on January 21 2009 at 4:21:04

Cofton’s distinctive Mission Hall, currently sitting empty above Barnt Green Road, is to be retained by Cofton Hackett Parish Council for the time being.

Heli-help
Posted on January 20 2009 at 4:22:04

A cheque for £2,500, raised at a fashion show organised by Fresh@Burcot Garden Centre and The Village magazine, was handed over to the County Air Ambulance. 

Villagers ‘to operate’ speed guns
Posted on January 20 2009 at 4:07:04

Villagers will be issued with speed guns to catch motorists breaking the limit through this area if police plans go ahead.

From ‘worst ever’ to ‘fair’
Posted on January 20 2009 at 12:54:40

Once described as “the worst council we’ve ever seen” by a Government Minister, Bromsgrove has shot up the performance rankings.

Official launch boosts appeal
Posted on January 19 2009 at 4:15:04

Barnt Green Scout and Guide HQ appeal is £1,000 nearer its target after the official launch of Thomas Horton solicitors in the village.

Texas comes to the village
Posted on January 19 2009 at 12:56:40

Alvechurch is fast becoming a poker hot-bed after a number of successful Texas Hold ‘Em tournaments in the village.

Major developments at The Lawns
Posted on January 18 2009 at 4:18:04

The Lawns residential care home in Alvechurch is on schedule to finish work on phase two of its major development next month.

Island in wrong place
Posted on January 18 2009 at 4:13:04

A new traffic calming island has been built in the wrong place by Worcestershire County Council, Alvechurch Parish Council heard.

100 metres of coins
Posted on January 18 2009 at 12:57:40

Barnt Green Scouts and Guides laid out 100 metres of 10p pieces after each member was issued with a small box to fill with the coins.

Concert for Alvechurch Bells
Posted on January 17 2009 at 4:50:18

The Belle Voci Chamber Choir will be presenting a concert on Saturday March 21 to raise money for The Alvechurch Bell Appeal, which aims to cover the cost of recasting one of the historic bells and replacing the bell frames in the church tower at St Laurence Church, writes Martin Wright.

Deal to keep Cofton lights on
Posted on January 17 2009 at 4:33:04

Cofton villagers will not be paying twice for their street lighting if a deal can be sealed with the county council.

Open meetings for residents
Posted on January 17 2009 at 4:19:04

Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council continues to engage its residents with open meetings throughout the year.

Housing plans on show
Posted on January 17 2009 at 1:14:40

Plans for 32 affordable homes in Alvechurch have been on display at Alvechurch Village Hall.

Arson attack
Posted on January 16 2009 at 4:31:04

An arson attack on the Barclay Motor Company at Hopwood caused around £15,000 of damage to the kitchen area.

Could this be your cat?
Posted on January 15 2009 at 4:46:59

Alvechurch resident Janet Reading has asked us to print this picture in the hope that someone may recognise the black cat with bald patches on his shoulders, who is regularly seen crossing the Birmingham Road towards the cricket club.

Festive spirit
Posted on January 13 2009 at 2:15:40

Barnt Green was full of festive spirit when the annual Christmas Fair took place in the village centre.

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