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Fancy a Sunday tea party?
Posted on October 31 2011 at 4:00:41

A charity dedicated to tackling loneliness and isolation among older people is looking for volunteers to help elderly residents make friends.

Ergul aims for talent show win
Posted on October 23 2011 at 9:54:40

A young musician from Barnt Green is hoping to gain a place in the final of a national competition.

Councillor urged to attend meeting
Posted on October 23 2011 at 9:20:19

Alvechurch Parish Council is to urge county councillor June Griffiths to attend its November meeting to discuss matters that need her involvement.

All good in the wood
Posted on October 22 2011 at 2:13:37

Pepper Wood near Bromsgrove will soon be more accessible to all, thanks to a grant awarded to The Woodland Trust.

Singing sisters
Posted on October 22 2011 at 9:41:11

A pair of talented sisters were among the performers at a Burcot Village Hall event.

Hortons expands its team
Posted on October 22 2011 at 9:38:11

Thomas Horton Solicitors, which has a branch in Barnt Green, has appointed Claire Pottinger as Director of Wills, Trusts and Probate Services.

Development site ‘suits more homes’
Posted on October 22 2011 at 9:15:19

A proposal to build just 10 houses on one of the last remaining development sites (ADRs) in Alvechurch has been rejected by planners.

Victorian market opening in Rubery
Posted on October 21 2011 at 2:27:37

Rubery is set is to become the thriving market town it once was, thanks to the development of a Victorian-themed indoor market and café.

Blackwell homes site ‘picked’
Posted on October 21 2011 at 9:30:11

Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council has earmarked a site in Greenhill for a Blackwell affordable homes development, councillors heard.

Let the bells ring out
Posted on October 21 2011 at 9:23:11

After six years of fundraising, the ringers of St Laurence, Alvechurch, have revealed detailed plans for the restoration of their beloved bells.

Post office petition grows
Posted on October 21 2011 at 9:11:19

A petition seeking the reopening of a post counter at Blackwell has reached 478 signatures.

Local artist supports charity auction
Posted on October 20 2011 at 2:22:37

A Redditch artist has had a piece of her work auctioned at a prestigious charity event in London.

Cricket club seeks new sponsors
Posted on October 20 2011 at 2:15:37

Thanks to a relatively dry summer, Alvechurch & Hopwood Cricket Club had a very busy and on the whole successful season.

Burials deal for parishioners
Posted on October 20 2011 at 11:06:10

Parishioners of Alvechurch can continue to request burials in the churchyard at St Laurence’s even if they are not churchgoers, after the parish council agreed to pay towards the upkeep of the cemetery for another year.

Family fun at Blackwell Court
Posted on October 20 2011 at 10:05:05

Blackwell’s annual Autumn Craft Fair and Family Fun Day takes place at this Sunday, October 23, at Blackwell Court.

Village calls summit on planning proposals
Posted on October 20 2011 at 11:02:53

Grass-roots groups in Alvechurch are joining for a public summit meeting over the Government’s move to make it easier for developers to build on green fields.

Successful debut for gospel singers
Posted on October 19 2011 at 2:26:09

The debut gig of the Barnt Green Community Gospel Choir took place at Barnt Green Baptist Church on Bittell Road. The event was very well attended with around 60 people enjoying a performance which demonstrated the choir’s talents and versatility.  

Maisie’s dancing dreams come true
Posted on October 19 2011 at 12:05:40

When four-year-old Maisie Butler was taken to see The Nutcracker by her grandmother, she never imagined that she herself would be dancing in the much-loved ballet just six years later.

A Bible for all village pupils
Posted on October 19 2011 at 12:44:09

Sixty books in one cover – that’s just one way of describing it. It took volunteers from Alvechurch 80 hours to read it cover to cover.

Steam surprise
Posted on October 19 2011 at 9:12:19

There was excitement at Alvechurch Library when a traction engine steamed into the car park.

100 years of history
Posted on October 19 2011 at 8:52:19

St Andrew’s Church in Barnt Green has a permanent reminder of its recent centenary celebrations with the completion of a commemorative wall-hanging.

Parish ‘approves’ Uplands plan
Posted on October 19 2011 at 9:31:01

Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council has expressed approval for the proposed changes at The Uplands in Blackwell, as reported in the last issue of The Village.

Meet local author at book signings
Posted on October 18 2011 at 11:30:34

Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes

Bromsgrove author Sue Watson will be signing copies of her first novel, Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes, at local branches of Waterstones over the next few weeks, starting in Worcester this coming Saturday.

 

Parents raise pounds
Posted on October 18 2011 at 9:33:11

A group of Bromsgrove School parents has raised more than £2,000 with a charity bike ride.

Deadline for sponsor money
Posted on October 18 2011 at 9:10:19

Cyclists who took part in the annual charity towpath ride from Withybed Green, Alvechurch, to Worcester, have been reminded that the deadline for returning their sponsorship money has now passed.

Thumbs-up for Jubilee plans
Posted on October 18 2011 at 9:08:19

Alvechurch Parish Council has decided to go ahead with plans to make The Meadows available for community celebrations over the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee holiday next year.

Speeding drivers beware
Posted on October 18 2011 at 9:03:19

Police have launched a crackdown on speeding through our villages – a constant complaint at PACT meetings across the area.

Little Annie’s big trip
Posted on October 17 2011 at 9:27:11

Little Annie must be one of the most-travelled dogs in the country after accompanying her owner on a 3,400-mile open-air tour of Britain.

Sign up for spooky quiz
Posted on October 05 2011 at 9:48:14

Get into the Halloween spirit with a spooky evening of fun at Barnt Green Social Club.

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