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Host families needed
Posted on September 29 2015 at 3:53:04

Could you welcome a French student into your home for two weeks?

Annual show proves popular
Posted on September 29 2015 at 3:30:04

Rowney Green Horticultural Society held its 73rd Annual Flower & Produce Show at the Peace Hall as usual.

Village hall gets a toilet makeover
Posted on September 29 2015 at 3:06:04

Hopwood Village Hall’s makeover continues with the latest update to the 100-year-old building: smart new toilet facilities.

Twinning cash rolls in
Posted on September 29 2015 at 3:03:04

A village youngster has been busy raising funds to help improve sanitation in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Council joins 21st century
Posted on September 29 2015 at 3:02:04

Alvechurch Parish Council has decided to increase the use of its Facebook page to communicate with parishioners.

Bunny’s name will live on
Posted on September 29 2015 at 2:58:18

The campaign to honour Wilfred “Bunny” Burnham, the young New Zealand airman who died in a wartime Wellington bomber crash in Wythall, has come to fruition with four new roads set to be named after him.

News round-up
Posted on September 29 2015 at 2:42:04

A call to police saying there had been a terror attack in Warbank Close, Alvechurch, turned out to have been prompted by the effects of operating a tumble dryer next to a gas main, according to PC Simon Albutt.

Crossing consultation
Posted on September 29 2015 at 2:41:04

Plans for a pedestrian crossing near the schools in Alvechurch should be put on public display, residents were told by Alvechurch parish councillors.

Sexual assault in Alvechurch
Posted on September 29 2015 at 2:39:04

Police were continuing to investigate a sexual assault at knifepoint on an 18-year-old woman in George Road, Alvechurch.

Tributes to council chairman
Posted on September 29 2015 at 2:35:04

Barnt Green Parish Council held a minute’s silence in memory of their chairman, John Jagger, who had died the previous week.

Film nominated
Posted on September 29 2015 at 2:32:04

An Alvechurch couple have been nominated for a Royal Television Society Award.

Fun day out for animal-lovers
Posted on September 29 2015 at 3:21:04

For the fourth year running, the Jinney Ring craft centre in Hanbury played host to the charity event Animals R Magic, which raised £4,900 for The Cinnamon Trust.

Promotion party
Posted on September 29 2015 at 2:17:04

Alvechurch & Hopwood Cricket Club is celebrating promotion to the Worcestershire 2nd Division after an exciting season finale at Himbleton.

Golfers’ big score
Posted on September 29 2015 at 2:04:04

MP Sajid Javid lent his support to the Rotary Club of North Worcestershire’s 15th Annual Charity Golf Day at Blackwell Golf Club.

Still paddling to the platform
Posted on September 29 2015 at 2:02:04

The car park at Alvechurch Station will be a lake for another winter.

Path closure pressure
Posted on September 29 2015 at 1:55:04

Barnt Green councillors are going to keep the pressure on rail bosses over the closure of a popular footpath between Cofton Hackett and their village.

Park strife over Fusion
Posted on September 29 2015 at 2:43:04

Cofton Hackett residents have expressed their concerns over the state of Cofton Park in the wake of the recent Fusion Festival.

Festive date
Posted on September 29 2015 at 1:39:04

The Barnt Green Christmas lights switch-on will be on Friday December 4.

Fiery Hill junction U-turn condemned
Posted on September 29 2015 at 1:38:04

Barnt Green Parish Council has urged planners to reject Cala Homes’ application to drop an upgrade of the tricky road junction at its development in the village.

Lounge to become a retro diner
Posted on September 29 2015 at 1:37:04

A slice of 1950s Americana will soon be coming to Alvechurch, as The Lounge is given a new look.

Glacial progress over Lickeys tip
Posted on September 29 2015 at 1:35:04

Progress over sorting out the Marlbrook Tip debacle is moving so slowly that council chiefs say there’s no point meeting with residents again until next year.

Alvechurch reignites
Posted on September 29 2015 at 2:29:42

Alvechurch Alight! will fill village streets with people next autumn if plans for its revival are successful.

Cycle sponsorship pays off
Posted on September 29 2015 at 2:26:04

Alvechurch cyclist Cameron Biddle has been able to buy two new bikes thanks to sponsorship from village business folk.

Tea at 100
Posted on September 29 2015 at 12:56:04

Alvechurch WI committee members held a special tea party to celebrate the centenary of the WI movement in Britain.

Clouds lift for fair
Posted on September 29 2015 at 12:44:04

Early downpours gave way to sunny skies as the annual Tardebigge Fair & Show began.

Improving your estate
Posted on September 29 2015 at 12:50:04

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Charity trustee sought
Posted on September 29 2015 at 10:11:04

The Lewkner Homes Almshouses charity in Alvechurch is seeking a new trustee to join its existing team.

Latest Vinny winner
Posted on September 29 2015 at 9:58:04

Zoe Lawton, of Alvechurch, was the latest reader to win a Vinny mug in our monthly competition.

Saj’s surgery support
Posted on September 29 2015 at 10:02:04

Village MP Sajid Javid has been enlisted to help with the problem of Alvechurch surgery patients being sent into Birmingham for certain medical services.

Friday night jazz comes to Alvechurch
Posted on September 23 2015 at 3:47:33

Alvechurch Sports & Social Club will host Birmingham jazz band “Timeless” on Friday October 2, featuring the vibrant Naomi Haworth on vocals.

True tale of naval disaster
Posted on September 23 2015 at 9:52:51

Barnt Green author Steve Dunn has published his third naval history book, looking at the human story behind a 100-year-old disaster.

New season of concerts begins
Posted on September 01 2015 at 3:45:20

The first concert of Bromsgrove School Concert Club took place on October 22, 1963 with a piano recital by Nina Milkina.

Feast of folk to boost church appeal
Posted on September 01 2015 at 3:42:20

The Stained Glass Windows Appeal at St Laurence Church in Alvechurch will get a major boost thanks to a special concert by a folk music icon.

Diverse art on display
Posted on September 01 2015 at 3:29:20

Alvechurch Village Hall was filled with a diverse array of paintings, drawings and photographs as it hosted the fourth annual art exhibition by students from Pam’s Art Classes.

Fun in the sun at fete
Posted on September 01 2015 at 2:23:20

Grosvenor House care home in Alvechurch couldn’t have picked a better day for its Summer Fete, sandwiched between two days of torrential rain.

Author’s summer success
Posted on September 01 2015 at 1:46:20

Oakalls author Sue Watson is celebrating after her latest novel waltzed its way to the top of the book charts.

Here’s Vinny!
Posted on September 01 2015 at 1:26:20

Nine-year-old Kali Lawton, of Alvechurch, was the latest winner of our monthly Vinny competition.

Finstall fundraisers
Posted on September 01 2015 at 1:44:20

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Cross-border complication
Posted on September 01 2015 at 11:44:34

Patients call for action over ‘hit and miss’ system.

Museum open days
Posted on September 01 2015 at 11:43:20

The Alvechurch Historical Society Museum in School Lane is open to villagers on September 12 and 19 from 2.30-4.30pm.

Barnt Green bridge to reopen . . . at last
Posted on September 01 2015 at 11:40:20

A main road route into Barnt Green was due to be reopened as The Village went to press.

Bungle halts speed watch
Posted on September 01 2015 at 11:35:20

Village traffic campaigners have voiced their frustration after a planned speed enforcement programme had to be abandoned, blaming failures at the county council.

Movie magic in the great outdoors
Posted on September 01 2015 at 11:32:20

The organisers of this month’s Barnt Green Outdoor Cinema weekend have released full details of the event, which takes place at Barnt Green Sports Club on September 4 and 5.

Party people plea
Posted on September 01 2015 at 12:28:27

Village reader Vicki Stiles is encouraging villagers to help her raise money for two charities by attending a special bash in Lickey.

Villagers trapped in health ‘anomaly’
Posted on September 01 2015 at 11:26:34

A patients’ group from Alvechurch medical centre is campaigning to raise awareness of a bizarre anomaly that’s causing difficulties for village residents needing treatment.

Barnt Green gardens to open for charity
Posted on September 01 2015 at 10:23:20

Next summer may seem a long way off, but the organisers of a Barnt Green event want you to get the date in your diaries early!

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