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Towpath cycle date
Posted on February 18 2013 at 3:34:35

This year’s towpath cycle ride from Withybed Green, Alvechurch, to Worcester will be held on the slightly later date of Saturday July 20.

The Lounge: not just for teens!
Posted on February 18 2013 at 11:41:17

Are you looking for a relaxed location for your group to meet? Would you like to get together with like-minded people to learn a new skill?

Legion’s two trophies
Posted on February 18 2013 at 12:08:17

The Lickey End branch of the Royal British Legion picked up two trophies at the Worcestershire County conference.

Villagers start to dig in
Posted on February 18 2013 at 9:49:17

After years of waiting, the growers of Alvechurch are at last moving on to their plots.

Calendar cash
Posted on February 17 2013 at 3:12:35

Young people from The Lounge saw their coffers swell by £400 as Mary Green handed over cash raised by our Village Walks Calendar 2013.

Tuning up for marathon
Posted on February 17 2013 at 3:28:16

Alvechurch violinist Byron Parish is tuning up for the London Marathon, aiming to raise £2,000 for Bowel & Cancer Research.

Now it’s the Big Lunch!
Posted on February 17 2013 at 10:01:17

After the success of last year’s Picnic in the Park, Alvechurch villagers are planning a “Big Lunch” to bring the community together.

MBE for charity work
Posted on February 17 2013 at 11:00:39

Barnt Green resident Gordon Cowie has received the MBE for his services to healthcare in Africa.

Great-gran’s charity leap
Posted on February 17 2013 at 9:52:17

Alvechurch great-grandmother Chrissy Beech is preparing to launch herself from a plane in a charity parachute jump this month.

Fears over rail impact
Posted on February 16 2013 at 3:15:35

Concerns are mounting over the impact of a better and more frequent rail service through large parts of The Village area.

Strictly costume for marathon bid
Posted on February 16 2013 at 3:23:31

An Alvechurch woman is hoping to quickstep her way through the London Marathon on April 21, wearing a costume featured on Strictly Come Dancing.

Garden competition to boost children’s charity
Posted on February 16 2013 at 11:53:17

Littleheath Garden Centre is encouraging greenfingered youngsters to help raise money for a children’s charity by supporting Re-Leaf Day 2013.

Teen behaviour plea
Posted on February 16 2013 at 11:14:17

Sarah Rees goes on walkabout around the Oakalls . . .

Parish Plan group meets villagers
Posted on February 16 2013 at 10:03:17

The Alvechurch Parish Neighbourhood Plan steering group met villagers at the coffee morning and Young Parents and Nippers Group at the Baptist Church over a wintry February weekend.

Action on speed limited
Posted on February 15 2013 at 3:18:35

The speed limit through much of Cofton Hackett has been reduced to 30mph – but motorists might not notice.

Villagers urged to support their shops
Posted on February 13 2013 at 2:56:13

The Barnt Green Area Residents Association (BGRA) is hoping to help village businesses with a Support Your Local Trader weekend on Friday and Saturday March 1-2.

Warning after village chip pan fire
Posted on February 13 2013 at 12:33:48

Firefighters had to force their way into an Alvechurch flat after a villager went out, leaving a chip pan on.

£42,000 Lickey Jag stolen
Posted on February 08 2013 at 12:25:24

Police are appealing for information about a Lickey burglary in which a £42,000 Jaguar was stolen.

Defrosting car stolen in Monument Lane
Posted on February 06 2013 at 10:45:20

The theft of a VW Polo from a Lickey driveway during icy morning conditions has prompted a fresh warning from police about leaving cars unattended to defrost.

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