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From the Past

A sign of trouble ahead?
Posted on May 24 2010 at 1:43:05

The sensitive state of the boundary around Lickey & Blackwell Parish is again under the spotlight over a new village sign.

School transformation
Posted on May 20 2010 at 1:50:01

The largest building development in Bromsgrove School’s 500-year history has received planning approval.

The two sides of nature
Posted on May 20 2010 at 1:23:36

Following last month’s picture of a suspected sparrowhawk in Alvechurch, we’ve received two more photos of a similar bird around the village area.

Parish offers £4,000 to help youth club
Posted on May 19 2010 at 1:52:01

The new youth club in Alvechurch, which is hoping to find a venue in the centre of the village, has been boosted by the pledge of £4,000 of parish cash towards the rent.

Parish council’s new home
Posted on May 19 2010 at 1:45:01

Barnt Green Parish Council at last has an office in the centre of the village after years of searching and negotiations.

Palace performers
Posted on May 19 2010 at 1:16:02

Students from the Maxine Grant Ballet School performed in front of a packed Palace Theatre in Redditch.

Pupils hold Party for Peru
Posted on May 18 2010 at 2:57:05

Year 4 pupils at Crown Meadow First School, Alvechurch, raised almost £150 to help school children in Peru when they initiated, planned and carried out a fundraising event.

Jubilee project signs off
Posted on May 18 2010 at 2:49:05

Village visitors to our market town of Bromsgrove may have noticed the attractive signs installed as you reach the town boundaries.

A tale of teenage bravery
Posted on May 16 2010 at 2:51:05

Private Alex Kennedy, who at age 18 rescued his commanding officer under fire in Afghanistan, is the youngest recipient of the Military Cross since 1945.

Bench marks memory of Paul
Posted on May 14 2010 at 2:55:05

For many years Alvechurch Village Society members have formed volunteer working parties to maintain local footpaths under the leadership of a Parish Paths Warden. 

Burcot Grange plan shown to villagers
Posted on May 14 2010 at 2:45:05

New village MP Sajid Javid attended a community consultation held by Burcot Grange to unveil plans for a “continuing care retirement community”. 

Villagers in top Bromsgrove jobs
Posted on May 13 2010 at 10:13:16

Coun June Griffiths, chairman of Bromsgrove District Council 2010-11Alvechurch councillors now hold the top two posts at Bromsgrove after June Griffiths was elected chairman and Roger Hollingworth re-elected as leader of the district council last night.
Coun Griffiths, who lives in Bordesley and has been a councillor for 19 years, and Coun Hollingworth, of Rowney Green, are also both members of Alvechurch Parish Council.

Village store knife raiders jailed
Posted on May 12 2010 at 6:30:17

A raider and his getaway driver who held up stores in Alvechurch and Lickey End at knifepoint on the same day have been jailed.

Back to the 70s
Posted on May 11 2010 at 3:08:05

Bromsgrove Court Leet Bailiff Simon Cupitt has launched a Spring Raffle and 70s Night to raise funds for his chosen charities.

Parish stalwart dies suddenly
Posted on May 11 2010 at 2:34:03

Coun Syd CaddickTributes have been paid to a stalwart of Alvechurch Parish Council, Syd Caddick, whose sudden death has stunned colleagues. Parish councillors heard how Coun Caddick, aged 73, had been in high spirits during morning talks at the council office but later died at home.

Youth club in talks over village venue
Posted on May 11 2010 at 1:40:55

The new youth club in Alvechurch is negotiating a deal for a venue in the centre of the village – and the parish council has agreed to contribute £4,000 towards rent in its first year.

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