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From the Past

Desert Island Lawns!
Posted on March 25 2010 at 1:29:46

Residents and staff at The Lawns, Alvechurch, enjoyed a Desert Island Discs morning of music holding special memories for them.

Law firm’s latest asset
Posted on March 23 2010 at 3:13:02

Yvonne Horan, a family lawyer at Thomas Horton LLP in Bromsgrove, has trained as a family mediator, one of the few practising mediators operating in the North Worcestershire area.

THEY WANT YOUR VOTE!
Posted on March 23 2010 at 1:27:40

As a General Election looms, four of the prospective candidates for Bromsgrove ask for your support, from Left to Right . . .

Barnt Green business helps BRMB
Posted on March 22 2010 at 4:11:28

The Locker Room in Barnt Green was the first port of call when a local radio station needed to get some rather special T-shirts printed in a hurry.

Barnt Green ladies WILL have a place to lunch!
Posted on March 22 2010 at 1:08:29

Barnt Green villagers looking for a place to lunch – or an evening out – should soon have the perfect venue thanks to a group of local entrepreneurs.

Teens club set for take-off
Posted on March 21 2010 at 1:14:29

Teenagers from Alvechurch and surrounding villages will at last have a regular club where they can meet up.

Fitness instructor on winning form
Posted on March 20 2010 at 3:43:43

Alvechurch fitness instructor Hayley Gwilliam has been on winning form recently, picking up no fewer than four awards for her contribution to physical activity.

Language lessons
Posted on March 20 2010 at 3:22:54

Local language specialists Sign Solutions recently held an official launch for their new three-year strategy, designed to bring revenue into the area and create local jobs.

Eco-friendly lighting
Posted on March 20 2010 at 4:10:06

The Queen’s Head Inn at Stoke Pound has taken a greener approach to its lighting.

Weighbridge winners
Posted on March 20 2010 at 1:17:46

The Weighbridge has scooped a prestigious award for the third time in a row.

Barnt Green back open for business
Posted on March 20 2010 at 10:31:29

Barnt Green traders are breathing a sigh of relief after the village centre was “reopened” following weeks of disruption for roadworks.

Football crazy
Posted on March 19 2010 at 11:33:47

Football-mad youngsters from Alvechurch Lions FC enjoyed two special club outings recently.

A Square view of Google
Posted on March 19 2010 at 1:14:29

Just about every street in The Village area can now be walked “virtually” after Google’s Streetview of the UK’s rural parts went live.

School performs musical masterpiece
Posted on March 18 2010 at 6:57:34

The Choral Society of Bromsgrove School last month took to the stage in the magnificent surroundings of Birmingham Town Hall.

Big win for bellringers
Posted on March 18 2010 at 6:31:12

Alvechurch bellringers won the call change section of the North Worcestershire Bells Striking Competition held at Brierley Hill last month.

A clean, green Alvechurch
Posted on March 18 2010 at 4:16:31

A pilot eco-project aims to spread the message from pupils into the village community.

Ooh la la!
Posted on March 18 2010 at 2:55:32

Pupils at Crown Meadow First School, Alvechurch, took part in a French day, dressing and eating in Gallic style.

Memories of historic hotel
Posted on March 18 2010 at 10:36:29

If you have happy memories of a wedding or other special occasion at the Old Rose & Crown Hotel over the years, the owners would love to hear from you – they need your help to create a display of photographs and stories from the hotel’s long history.

Hall’s £300,000 rebirth
Posted on March 17 2010 at 6:30:32

Rowney Green’s village hall is expected to be back open by the end of the month after major refurbishments costing hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Scouting centenary
Posted on March 17 2010 at 3:27:29

Bromsgrove District Scouts celebrated their Centenary in March, marking 100 years since Scouting first started in the town at the 1st Bromsgrove Scout Group, whose HQ is still located off Charford Road.

Sausage success story
Posted on March 17 2010 at 1:24:46

Alvechurch butcher Paul Queen has added to his tally of accolades.

Honour for work in community
Posted on March 16 2010 at 10:54:29

Many recipients of the MBE would want to shout their news from the rooftops, but a Blackwell man named in the New Year Honours list was happy to keep quiet about his achievements – until his proud wife convinced him to enjoy a bit of attention from the local press, writes Sally Oldaker.

Magic touch
Posted on March 12 2010 at 1:39:45

Alvechurch magician Christian Fletcher is celebrating after being accepted into the prestigious Magic Circle.

Five arrested ‘breaking into prison’
Posted on March 11 2010 at 6:55:14

Police arrested five men in the grounds of The Village area’s stately home, Hewell Grange - which is now a prison.

Car scratch shock at Lickey school pick-up
Posted on March 09 2010 at 7:10:34

A car parked at pick-up time outside Lickey first school was scratched down the length of one side.

Grassroots group gets the chop
Posted on March 04 2010 at 9:26:34

A successful initiative to create powerful grassroots decision-making in Alvechurch and Beoley was cut short tonight when a meeting of the Neighbourhood Partnership was told it was the last.

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