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Plant permit ‘close’
Posted on November 29 2010 at 9:43:02

The pollution control permit to allow Mayfield Farm, Hopwood, to operate a factory rendering up to 105 tonnes of animal parts a day was on the verge of being issued as The Village went to press.

Mobile PACT dates
Posted on November 28 2010 at 9:46:44

The police are holding monthly “mobile” PACT sessions in Alvechurch so villagers can make them aware of any problems.

Meadows pitch hope
Posted on November 25 2010 at 10:19:44

The football pitch at The Meadows in Alvechurch could be drained and made playable under new plans.

Young fundraisers make their mark
Posted on November 23 2010 at 10:37:44

When village schoolgirl Ella Lead decided to raise money for Children in Need she came up with the idea of making bookmarks to sell.

Happy 103rd!
Posted on November 21 2010 at 11:30:34


Kathleen Whitlock celebrates her 103rd birthday

Birthday girl Kathleen Whitlock is congratulated by staff at The Lawns residential home (from left) Sue Herbert, Kevin Morgan, Janine Chivers and Laura Halsey.

New President for Blackwell & Burcot WI
Posted on November 20 2010 at 3:33:17

Blackwell & Burcot WI welcomed Christine Hickman-Smith, their Federation Adviser, to their recent AGM to conduct the election of next year’s committee.

Towpath riders raise £3,761
Posted on November 19 2010 at 10:56:44

A cheque for more than £3,761 is presented to Joanne Danaher from Acorns Children’s Hospice by Jeremy Roberts (left) and Peter Joannides, who organised the Alvechurch to Worcester charity cycle ride along the canal towpath from The Crown Inn at Withybed Green.

Keeping Alvechurch tidy
Posted on November 19 2010 at 11:15:09


Litter picking in Alvechurch

Children and adults from Alvechurch and Bordesley nursery, Crown Meadow First School, Alvechurch Middle School and Alvechurch Village Society show their enthusiasm for the village’s ‘eco-community’ initiative.

A Christmas polling trip
Posted on November 18 2010 at 6:06:48

Coun June GriffithsVOTERS across the area have a pre-Christmas trip to the polls to fit in between the shopping, with people in Alvechurch choosing a new county councillor.
Among those standing is June Griffiths (left), who recently gave up her seat on Alvechurch Parish Council because of time commitments to Bromsgrove, where she is chairman of the council.

In the spotlight
Posted on November 18 2010 at 11:09:32

It was another fantastic night of fun and fundraising when The Village hosted its third Charity Fashion Evening in conjunction with Fresh @Burcot Garden Centre.

Another success for Christmas craft fair
Posted on November 17 2010 at 3:28:17

Visitors flocked to Alvechurch village hall to start their Christmas shopping.

They will not be forgotten
Posted on November 17 2010 at 11:00:44

Villagers braved wind and rain to remember the fallen at the village green in Alvechurch on Remembrance Day.

Family fun day boost for Blackwell craft fair
Posted on November 15 2010 at 3:24:17

The new venue proved a success when Blackwell’s 24th Craft Fair moved to Blackwell Court, enabling it to offer a programme of activities for youngsters while their parents started their Christmas shopping.

£1,500 raid at the top of the Lickeys
Posted on November 11 2010 at 11:29:07

Raiders escaped with £1,500 of property after forcing the door of a home in Beacon Lane at the top of the Lickeys.

Lickey Hills handbag alert
Posted on November 08 2010 at 2:11:13

Police are warning villagers to take their belongings with them when parking in the Lickey Hills after a series of thefts from cars over the weekend.

George Lord quits county and Alvechurch
Posted on November 08 2010 at 11:08:49

George Lord, who has resigned as leader of Worcestershire County Council.
George Lord has quit as both leader of Worcestershire County Council and as the county representative for Alvechurch ward amid allegations of “inappropriate behaviour” towards staff.
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