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Looking on the Bright Side
Posted on January 20 2013 at 3:25:38

Bright Side Music, the brainchild of local promoter Erin Green, presents an exciting series of gigs in 2013, bringing the best of acoustic music to Rowney Green Village Hall and beyond…

Orchestra’s choral concert
Posted on January 20 2013 at 3:09:38

The Orchestra of St John, conducted by Richard Jenkinson, had a very successful first year in 2012, with an orchestral concert, a choral concert and a MusicFest. 

Plan takes shape
Posted on January 20 2013 at 11:28:38

Mary Green gives an update on villagers’ efforts to have a say in their future.

History helpers wanted
Posted on January 20 2013 at 11:12:28

County historians and archaeologists are asking the community to take part in a planned survey of Alvechurch village.

Mystery story solved
Posted on January 19 2013 at 3:36:28

In our November issue, we brought you the intriguing story of Norah May, the Alvechurch girl whose memories of village life in the early part of last century had come into the hands of villagers Tom and Lillian Willis.

Pavilion parking plan booted out
Posted on January 19 2013 at 11:17:38

Plans to create parking spaces outside Rowney Green Pavilion have been shelved.

We want Hopwood!
Posted on January 19 2013 at 11:09:05

Proposals to hive off Hopwood from Alvechurch and join it with Barnt Green in a new district ward have been opposed by Alvechurch parish council.

Contemporary Arts Festival at Malvern
Posted on January 18 2013 at 3:22:38

A Contemporary Arts Festival organised by The Malvern Theatres Trust is due to start on March 22, bringing the very latest in modern drama, music, dance, comedy and film to Great Malvern and aiming to attract a wider theatre audience from the West Midlands and beyond. 

In the picture
Posted on January 18 2013 at 1:04:38

Christmas began with a village nativity scene when Alvechurch Baptist Church and The Lounge took part in a national festive event.

A great start to the year
Posted on January 18 2013 at 12:35:38

Alvechurch & Hopwood Cricket Club has been awarded the ECB Clubmark accreditation, recognising “high quality, safety and fair and focused support for young people”.

New life for old wood
Posted on January 18 2013 at 11:19:38

When a 300-year-old oak beam was removed from the tower at St Laurence Church during the restoration of its bells, one Alvechurch resident couldn’t allow it go to waste.

Development approved
Posted on January 17 2013 at 1:29:38

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Party time
Posted on January 17 2013 at 1:13:38

More than 50 Cofton Hackett residents aged 60 or over enjoyed a great Christmas party at their village hall in December.

Site office unmoved
Posted on January 17 2013 at 12:45:38

Builder Taylor Wimpey has failed to conform with the grace period for the removal of the site office from the green belt on Birmingham Road, Alvechurch, the parish council heard.

‘News’ in the news
Posted on January 17 2013 at 12:24:28

The 2013 New Year mummers play relayed the year’s news to the villagers of Alvechurch and beyond, with the modern-day media squarely in its sights.

Defrosting VW stolen in Barnt Green
Posted on January 16 2013 at 4:00:03

Police have issued a fresh warning for motorists not to leave cars unattended with the engine running to defrost following the theft of a VW Golf in Barnt Green.

Ready to dig
Posted on January 16 2013 at 12:44:28

Alvechurch’s first batch of growers are eager to get digging at their new allotments, the parish council heard.

Jewellery snatched in £2,500 Barnt Green raid
Posted on January 15 2013 at 4:20:15

Property worth more than £2,500 stolen in a Barnt Green house burglary included jewellery which was of great sentimental value to the owner.

Historic village homes saved from fire
Posted on January 15 2013 at 4:05:44

A working fire alarm and quick action by fire crews may have saved a historic row of houses in Alvechurch from serious damage.

Historic homes saved in fire
Posted on January 15 2013 at 12:43:28

A working smoke alarm and quick action by fire crews saved a historic row of houses in Alvechurch from serious damage.

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