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Jubilee spirit at craft fair
Posted on June 30 2012 at 2:13:00

This year’s royal-themed Blackwell Craft Fair, at the old Methodist church hall on Greenhill on Jubilee Sunday, was well attended despite the downpour.

Standard bearer
Posted on June 30 2012 at 10:54:18

Alvechurch Lions Football Club has been confirmed as an FA Charter Standard Development Club, recognising excellence in the provision of grassroots football.

Setting the standard
Posted on June 29 2012 at 3:38:00

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Third concert for Lawns choir
Posted on June 29 2012 at 2:27:00

Alvechurch Community Choir has been running a group at The Lawns residential home for more than a year, with the aim of getting the residents singing for their own enjoyment and to provide pleasure for relatives and other residents.

Littleheath celebrates with Primrose Hospice
Posted on June 29 2012 at 2:21:00

Littleheath Garden Centre helped Primrose Hospice to celebrate not only the Jubilee but also the Bromsgrove hospice’s 25th anniversary. 

End of fantastic season
Posted on June 29 2012 at 11:57:18

A very successful season culminated in the Alvechurch Lions end-of-season awards held at The Crown, Withybed Green.

Taking notice of the area
Posted on June 29 2012 at 11:33:18

Barnt Green villagers took part in three Residents’ Observation walks to “walk, talk and take photographs” of their area.

Picnic in the Park
Posted on June 28 2012 at 2:52:55

The Diamond Jubilee Picnic in the Park, co-ordinated by Alvechurch Parish Council and made special by the efforts of many villagers, attracted at least 2,500 people during the day.

Raffle provides Jubilee gifts
Posted on June 28 2012 at 1:55:00

A group from Alvechurch Village Hall decided to mark the Jubilee by raising money from donations by local businesses and a raffle at the Picnic in the Park to give a special mug to every child in the parish.

Redditch ring road closed as wall collapses in downpour
Posted on June 28 2012 at 12:00:02

A wall collapsed in Redditch town centre during the torrential morning downpour (28.6.12) forcing the closure of the ring road.

Afternoon of delights
Posted on June 28 2012 at 10:57:12

The recent weather hasn’t exactly been ideal for al fresco activities, but that didn’t stop residential care home Burcot Grange hosting its annual Summer Garden Party.

Oldest man dies
Posted on June 28 2012 at 10:55:18

Ted Reeves, who was believed to be The Village area’s oldest man, has died at The Lawns, Alvechurch, at the age of 106.

Windows winners
Posted on June 27 2012 at 2:33:00

Barnt Green village shops and businesses celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a Best Dressed Jubilee Window competition. 

A right royal celebration
Posted on June 27 2012 at 1:31:55

The Village area went Diamond Jubilee crazy, despite the weather.

Chapel doors reopened
Posted on June 27 2012 at 11:50:18

After months of work to cure severe problems with damp in the walls and floors at 150-year-old Alvechurch Baptist Church, a special reopening ceremony was held.

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