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Teddy bears’ picnic!
Posted on May 28 2015 at 3:43:20

Alvechurch’s fourth Picnic in the Park was another big success despite the intermittent showers – and the day’s highlight was the Guinness World Record attempt for the most teddy bears in a line, organised by young village fundraiser Finlay Church.

Barnt Green taken with 1066
Posted on May 28 2015 at 2:42:20

Barnt Green and Hopwood turned their backs on the Tories in the Bromsgrove elections.

Triathlon success
Posted on May 28 2015 at 12:39:54

Blackwell triathlete Sam Boswell enjoyed further success in the recent BRAT Sprint Triathlon.

Taking on Le Tour
Posted on May 28 2015 at 12:22:54

Bromsgrove triathlete Helen Russell has signed up to join former England footballer Geoff Thomas on his latest charity challenge.

Wheelers ride again
Posted on May 28 2015 at 12:19:54

A village cycling group is gearing up for its latest charity ride, in memory of its founder.

Village charity offers support
Posted on May 28 2015 at 12:17:54

A project set up by an Alvechurch family in memory of their baby daughter has been awarded registered charity status.

Love where you live. . .
Posted on May 28 2015 at 1:08:54

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Blackwell bus shelter fears
Posted on May 28 2015 at 11:21:54

Blackwell residents who object to plans for a bus shelter on Fairways Drive turned out in force to the Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council meeting, believing that the matter was on the agenda.

Wadderton renovation plans
Posted on May 28 2015 at 11:15:54

District Councillor Kit Taylor told the Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council meeting that a planning application has been received for Wadderton Conference Centre.

Can you spot Vinny?
Posted on May 28 2015 at 12:14:28

Rose Telyczka, of Cofton Hackett, was the latest winner of our monthly Vinny competition.

Here’s to St George
Posted on May 28 2015 at 11:05:54

The annual St George’s Day event at Alvechurch Village Hall was hosted as usual by the combined Women’s Institutes of Alvechurch, Beoley, Hillside@Alvechurch and Hopwood.

Store is biggest charity collector
Posted on May 28 2015 at 11:04:54

Blackwell Village Stores has been recognised by the Royal British Legion after raising £512 for the 2014 Poppy Appeal.

Hot topics at Cofton PACT
Posted on May 28 2015 at 11:03:54

Cofton Hackett’s next PACT (Partners And Communities Together) meeting takes place at 8pm on Thursday June 4 at Rednal Social Club.

Car boot rumours
Posted on May 28 2015 at 11:02:54

The Lickey Community Group is investigating rumours that a field on Alvechurch Highway is set to become the site of a car boot sale, a representative told Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council.

Wild West Fest for Blackwell
Posted on May 28 2015 at 10:59:54

Blackwell villagers are invited to saddle up and say “howdy” to their neighbours at the village’s Wild West-themed Festival.

Never forget
Posted on May 28 2015 at 10:56:54

Members of Alvechurch Ex-Services Association and village residents gathered at the war memorial on Bear Hill on the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

Pavement parking appeal
Posted on May 28 2015 at 11:13:54

Lickey & Blackwell parish councillors are to ask MP Sajid Javid for help in the ongoing battle against pavement parking in the villages.

Round Table wants to grant wishes
Posted on May 28 2015 at 10:03:54

Bromsgrove Round Table is hoping to make a local family’s wishes come true with a special event in July.

Young enterprise on display
Posted on May 28 2015 at 9:58:54

Lickey Hills Primary School & Nursery will be offering plenty of fun and games for all the family at its annual Summer Fete – but this year the format will be somewhat different, with many stalls devised and run by the pupils themselves.

Free nursery places up for grabs
Posted on May 28 2015 at 10:43:54

A village nursery school wants to raise awareness of the free government-funded places available at nurseries across Worcestershire.

Lessons for life
Posted on May 28 2015 at 9:35:54

A Hopwood businesswoman has used her own experiences to write a self-help book aimed at helping busy people de-stress and change their lives for the better.

News in views
Posted on May 28 2015 at 10:16:54

Bulldozers moved in to change the face and feel of Barnt Green forever with 88 new homes.

Village independent wins Barnt Green and Hopwood
Posted on May 08 2015 at 3:56:40

The only independent candidate to stand for Bromsgrove Council in The Village area has swept aside the Tory challenge.

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