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See the stars with Astronomical Society
Posted on September 28 2011 at 11:39:53

Bromsgrove Astronomical Society is holding a free open evening and exhibition at Bromsgrove Rugby Club on Monday October 17, starting at 7pm.

Garden centre raids ‘linked’
Posted on September 28 2011 at 8:28:41

Two village garden centres have been broken into in raids police think could be linked.

Your chance to show us the funny!
Posted on September 27 2011 at 11:41:53

Everyone’s trying their hand at ‘stand-up’ and now you have a chance to make ‘em laugh as Bromsgrove’s Artrix theatre launches its new season of comedy workshops for wannabe comedians.

£20m rail plans on show
Posted on September 25 2011 at 3:24:26

Rail chiefs are asking villagers what they think of their plans, revealed in The Village in the summer, to upgrade the line through Alvechurch.

Village prepares for Mop Fair
Posted on September 25 2011 at 12:49:31

Radford Road will be closed in the centre of Alvechurch on October 5 for the annual Mop Fair.

Speed chiefs reveal Cofton road plans
Posted on September 24 2011 at 11:48:36

Detailed plans for making the main road through Cofton Hackett safer have been sent to residents after their summer campaign to overturn a county council decision to do nothing.

Success for Fair and Festival
Posted on September 23 2011 at 11:52:53

Sunny weather and a host of attractions ensured a great success for two local events.

Alvechurch joined to Redditch?
Posted on September 23 2011 at 11:36:36

Alvechurch will be sliced off the Bromsgrove parliamentary constituency and added to Redditch, if proposed boundary changes go ahead.

Wendy wins a Royal reward
Posted on September 22 2011 at 12:44:34

Barnt Green villager Wendy Tricklebank enjoyed an afternoon at a Royal Garden Party as thanks for her work for the community.

Alvechurch Parish Council round-up
Posted on September 22 2011 at 12:02:28

The parish council is now up to its full complement after co-opting two new members at the September meeting.

‘New Cofton’ is unveiled
Posted on September 22 2011 at 11:30:36

Detailed plans have been submitted for the first phase of new housing to nearly double the size of Cofton Hackett.

Winter warning to motorists
Posted on September 21 2011 at 11:47:36

Alvechurch motorists are the “worst in the force area” for leaving unattended cars running on frosty mornings, according to a local beat officer.

Village’s ‘zero’ drugs problem
Posted on September 21 2011 at 11:39:02

Alvechurch has a “zero” drugs problem, villagers were told by police in a set of figures that showed a very low crime rate across the parish.

Charity golf day
Posted on September 21 2011 at 10:30:51

The third John Bromley Memorial Golf Day was won for the second year running by a team from The Abbey (above) – with the event again being held on their home course.

Tribute to former councillor
Posted on September 20 2011 at 1:27:04

Parish chairwoman Jill Harvey paid tribute to former councillor Norma Rogers, who the council heard had recently passed away.

Bus shelter will not return
Posted on September 20 2011 at 1:26:04

The missing Blackwell bus shelter will not be replaced outside the village store after parish councillors decided to accept cash from developers who had removed it temporarily.

Advice sought on housing plans
Posted on September 20 2011 at 1:19:04

Lickey and Blackwell Parish Council is to seek advice on whether new housing plans for Cofton Hackett and Barnt Green have changed the affordable housing requirements in the parish.

Bottle pledge dug up at P.O.
Posted on September 20 2011 at 12:34:34

When bricklayer Josh Taylor saw something glinting as a digger cleared the ground at a building site in Blackwell, he realised it was a bottle.

Problem of parking at Tesco
Posted on September 19 2011 at 1:25:04

Marlbrook councillor John Ruck told the parish council he was looking into improving parking at the Braces Lane Tesco store.

Marlbrook Tip inquiry pledge
Posted on September 19 2011 at 1:17:51

The debacle that led to a reported million extra tonnes of waste being tipped on the Lickeys is to be investigated at Bromsgrove District Council.

She’s still winning after all these years
Posted on September 19 2011 at 11:59:56

More years ago than she cares to remember, Caroline Gosling won the Silver Wheelbarow at Rowney Green Flower Show.

Get your objections in now, Barnt Green residents urged
Posted on September 19 2011 at 10:50:31

A public meeting called at short notice on a Friday evening still drew more than 50 Barnt Green villagers anxious over a planning application to build 88 homes on a prominent field.

Thank you to Children’s Hospital
Posted on September 19 2011 at 9:25:10

Young Joshua Davies of Rubery has been fundraising for Birmingham Children’s Hospital A&E department, which saved his life last December when he developed meningitis and a blood clot on the brain.

Serving up a surprise
Posted on September 18 2011 at 1:43:51

An Alvechurch schoolgirl is raising eyebrows in the tennis world after a surprise performance in the Lawn Tennis Association national finals.

Rotary golf day
Posted on September 18 2011 at 10:35:51

More than 70 golfers took part in the 11th Rotary Club of North Worcestershire Charity Golf Day at Blackwell Golf Club, which raised more than £4,000 to be shared between Dogs for the Disabled, Macmillan Nurses and local Rotary charities.

Upgrade for The Uplands
Posted on September 17 2011 at 1:40:51

Plans have been submitted to restore a prominent Victorian house in Blackwell after almost 90 years of use as a children’s home.

Anthony’s adventure
Posted on September 17 2011 at 10:19:46

Alvechurch cyclist Anthony Hill was welcomed home by his neighbours after cycling more than 6,000 miles around Europe. His solo trip took him through 18 countries and less than five months to complete.

New Barnt Green public meeting as Banner seeks 88 homes on village field
Posted on September 14 2011 at 11:00:54

A public meeting is being held in Barnt Green on Friday evening (Sept 16) to discuss Banner Homes’ controversial application for 88 homes on the Fiery Hill Road site in the village.

Women warned over supermarket thefts
Posted on September 13 2011 at 11:02:00

Women are being warned to take extra care at a supermarket popular with villagers after another handbag theft in the car park.

Family left homeless in car crash mystery
Posted on September 13 2011 at 8:31:06

A car stolen from The Oakalls in Bromsgrove on Sunday night was deliberately crashed into a house in Redditch hours later leaving a family homeless.

Lickey raiders escape with £62,000 BMW
Posted on September 10 2011 at 4:07:15

Raiders broke into a house in Lickey, stole the keys to a £62,000 BMW X5 then drove away in it.

Lickey worker injured chasing thief
Posted on September 06 2011 at 11:16:30

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a man was injured chasing thieves who stole a £700 tool from his van in Lickey.

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