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Apologies, but no action
Posted on January 26 2012 at 11:27:53

The future of Marlbrook Tip remains mired in limbo, with Bromsgrove District Council wringing its hands in apology but apparently powerless to make anything happen.

Your chance to shape your village
Posted on January 25 2012 at 10:28:16

Moves to create a Neigh­bourhood Plan for Alvechurch have been gathering pace in the New Year.

Bin complaints
Posted on January 21 2012 at 11:03:22

The siting of a new recycling bin in Alvechurch is unlikely to win a reprieve after a number of residents complained to Bromsgrove District Housing Trust.

Early days of wind power in Hopwood
Posted on January 21 2012 at 10:55:22

As villagers breathe a sigh of relief at the withdrawal of plans for a 330ft wind turbine rearing over Barnt Green, readers may be interested in a far less intrusive version installed at Hopwood in the 1950s.

Car park for all to use
Posted on January 20 2012 at 11:13:22

Villagers visiting the centre of Alvechurch have been reminded that there are now plenty of car parking spaces at Alvechurch Sports and Social Club.

Speeding motorists ‘woggled’
Posted on January 20 2012 at 10:33:22

Motorists speeding through Barnt Green one Saturday morning last month may have been surprised to see a speed trap being run by boy scouts.

Donations urgently required
Posted on January 20 2012 at 9:19:30

Sense, the leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind, is in desperate need of donations.

Cofton speed limit delay
Posted on January 19 2012 at 11:09:22

Plans to introduce a 30mph speed limit along Barnt Green Road in Cofton Hackett by the beginning of the New Year have been delayed.

Zone reprieved
Posted on January 19 2012 at 11:01:22

Alvechurch’s alcohol-free zone has been reprieved amid confusion over its legality, the parish council heard.

Parish and residents seek legal opinion over challenge to 88 new homes
Posted on January 18 2012 at 6:28:22

Barnt Green Parish Council is seeking legal opinion over a possible challenge to the decision to allow 88 new homes on the fields of Fiery Hill.

Run the Barnt Green Mile
Posted on January 18 2012 at 11:12:22

Barnt Green Chuggers running club and Barnt Green Parish Council are teaming up to host a Sport Relief Mile on March 25.

Ringers’ show of strength
Posted on January 17 2012 at 11:38:22

The ringers of St Laurence, Alve­church, showed their strength by manhandling more than 20 tonnes of bells from the top of the church tower.

Parish plans next move in fight to save Barnt Green fields
Posted on January 10 2012 at 10:00:17

Barnt Green Parish Council is to hold a special meeting on Monday to discuss its next move after outline planing permission was granted to bulldoze the fields behind the Barnt Green Inn.

Driver’s lucky escape in lorry ‘hit and run’
Posted on January 04 2012 at 4:26:17

A lorry pulling out of a Hopwood side road collided with a small car sending it spinning on to the other side of the main road, according to police.

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