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Party in the Park
Posted on February 24 2011 at 12:02:02

A Blackwell community project is aiming to put on a Party in the Park to celebrate the Royal wedding on April 29.

Appeal after sentimental footage stolen in Rowney Green raid
Posted on February 23 2011 at 6:21:56

Rowney Green home raiders have stolen a camcorder containing sentimental footage of the owner’s two young children.

Charity ball to support Women’s Hospital
Posted on February 22 2011 at 3:32:59

A charity ball in aid of Birmingham Women’s Hospital takes place on Sat April 2 at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham, organised by Annette Welch of Rowney Green and her twin daughters Liesl Whale and Melanie Richardson.

Census is coming!
Posted on February 22 2011 at 3:20:33

Sunday March 27 will be Census Day (10 years since the last one), where everyone is obliged to fill out a census form. 

Parish seeks towpath talks
Posted on February 22 2011 at 12:11:01

Alvechurch Parish Council is planning to “open a dialogue” with British Waterways over the state of the canal towpath through the area.

Aston Fields plans on PACT agenda
Posted on February 22 2011 at 11:04:33

Plans for housing at the Wagon Works and parking problems in Aston Fields are on the agenda for the Tardebigge and Slideslow March PACT meeting.

Keep Hopwood tidy
Posted on February 21 2011 at 3:46:08

Hopwood residents can help to keep their hamlet tidy by joining in a litter pick on Sunday March 6.

New developments at causeway
Posted on February 19 2011 at 1:01:34

There has been a further development at the new causeway by Bridge 64a on the canal in Alvechurch.

Date set for Barnt Green public meeting over plan for 98 homes on village field
Posted on February 18 2011 at 1:28:10

A public meeting is to be held in Barnt Green for people to air their views about the prospect of the village expanding into green fields towards Birmingham.

Rail-death teenager named
Posted on February 16 2011 at 3:32:48

Tasha Macbryde
A teenager found dead on the railway line just north of Bromsgrove station on Monday has been formally identified as 15-year-old Natasha MacBryde.

Marathon woman
Posted on February 16 2011 at 2:30:30

Jenny Holden

Jenny Holden of Alvechurch (left) is in training for the London Marathon.

 

Funeral-theft puppies home safe
Posted on February 15 2011 at 4:15:34

Jack the puppyOtto the puppy
TWO puppies stolen in a car theft outside a Bromsgrove funeral more than a month ago have been found safe and well.

Jess in heat of the final
Posted on February 14 2011 at 10:18:03

Village delivery girl Jess Higgins has shown she can do more than push magazines through letterboxes by getting through to the final of Future Chef 2011.

MP declares The Lounge open
Posted on February 12 2011 at 11:45:50

Sajid Javid opens The Lounge in Alvechurch
The Lounge community internet café celebrated its first month in business with its official opening by Village MP Sajid Javid.

Hopwood lorry thieves crash on getaway
Posted on February 11 2011 at 11:07:57

Thieves broke into a haulage yard in Hopwood on Thursday night, stole a 44-ton lorry with a full load of aluminium, then crashed at a roundabout half a mile away.

The crashed lorry at Hopwood

Tag team up for award
Posted on February 10 2011 at 2:51:17

The Under 8s Rhinos Tag Rugby team, based at Ash Lane, Hopwood, has been nominated for Junior Club Team of the Year in the fourth annual Bromsgrove Sports Awards.

£10,000 ‘terrible attack’ in Blackwell
Posted on February 08 2011 at 10:29:44

Raiders have escaped with property worth more than £10,000 - including two saxophones and equipment for flying birds of prey – in what police describe as a “terrible attack on someone’s home” in Blackwell.

Blackwell makes a drama out of crime
Posted on February 08 2011 at 8:57:26

A short drama to be performed at a Blackwell college aims to bring the community together to help people avoid becoming a victim of “distraction burglary”.

Could you be a parish councillor?
Posted on February 07 2011 at 2:47:56

As the May elections loom, one village parish council is aiming to help people who might be thinking about standing.

‘Danger’ island turns full circle
Posted on February 07 2011 at 11:48:47

The future of an unpopular mini-roundabout in the centre of Alvechurch is uncertain after officials said it should stay and a political source said it was about to be removed.

Hopwood left in the dark
Posted on February 06 2011 at 6:29:49

More than 200 properties in Hopwood were left without power on Sunday after a tree fell during strong winds.

Tardebigge farms Land Rover alert
Posted on February 03 2011 at 4:17:05

Police have arrested three men on suspicion of stealing a quad bike after being alerted to suspicious activity at farms in the Tardebigge area.

Children’s choir in city concert
Posted on February 02 2011 at 12:05:02

Children from the choir of St Andrew’s First School, Barnt Green, took part in a concert at Birmingham Town Hall last month.

Crashed car stolen
Posted on February 02 2011 at 12:44:31

A damaged car awaiting recovery by the side of the road in Finstall has been stolen.

Flasher shock for beauty customers
Posted on February 02 2011 at 10:58:09

A man went into four Bromsgrove town centre beauty salons in one afternoon and indecently exposed himself.

Parish chairman to stand down
Posted on February 01 2011 at 10:47:23

The chairman of Barnt Green Parish Council for the past four year has decided not to seek re-election to the council.

PUBLIC MEETING CALLED OVER BARNT GREEN HOMES PLAN
Posted on February 01 2011 at 10:34:22

Barnt Green could burst its boundary with new houses spilling on to an open field under new proposals.
  A minimum of 98 homes, with almost half of them “affordable”, would be built on the field between Fiery Hill Road and Cherry Hill Road.

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