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Enjoying an Olde English tradition
Posted on February 29 2016 at 3:16:14

The now-annual Wassail in Lickey Hills Country Park saw around 100 people in attendance, with the event made even more atmospheric by a flurry of snow.

Gearing up for ‘Tour de Towers’
Posted on February 29 2016 at 3:13:14

A group of friends who have seen loved ones battle with cancer will embark on a marathon bike ride in May to raise funds for research into the disease.

A year of challenges
Posted on February 29 2016 at 3:05:14

The Village teenagers who are determined to keep fundraising throughout 2016.

Festive pledge
Posted on February 29 2016 at 3:04:14

Alvechurch Parish Council is to maintain its spending on Christmas lighting.

Almshouses online
Posted on February 29 2016 at 3:02:14

The Trustees of the Alvechurch Almshouses are hoping to raise the charity’s profile with the unveiling of a smart new website.

A hall for the Oakalls
Posted on February 29 2016 at 3:01:14

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Tip deadline missed
Posted on February 29 2016 at 3:00:14

Residents’ frustration with the lack of progress at Marlbrook Tip looks set to continue, as the latest meeting of the cross-party working group confirmed.

Safety agenda at parish assembly
Posted on February 29 2016 at 2:59:14

The annual Parish Assembly held by Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council will take place on Monday April 4 at 7.30pm, at The Wheel, St Catherine’s Road, Blackwell.

Skills for life
Posted on February 29 2016 at 2:55:14

Crown Meadow First School in Alvechurch enjoyed its first-ever “Aspiration and Enterprise Week” with lots of activities to help pupils learn about the world of work.

School appeal to ‘save our ape’
Posted on February 29 2016 at 2:52:14

Blackwell residents will probably recognise the ape-shaped gargoyle on the chimney of Blackwell First School, which is in need of repair.

New bollards to curb pavement parking
Posted on February 29 2016 at 2:50:14

The replacement of bollards on the pavements of Hewell Road has been proving a headache for Barnt Green parish councillors.

Lounge’s future hangs in the balance
Posted on February 29 2016 at 2:44:14

The Lounge youth project and café in Alvechurch is to hold a public meeting to discuss its future, which is looking uncertain after a series of misfortunes.

Girl power
Posted on February 29 2016 at 1:53:14

Rowney Green Players have chosen a play with an all-female cast for their spring production at Rowney Green Village Hall.

The truth is out there. . .
Posted on February 29 2016 at 1:51:14

Villagers have been left wondering what’s going on in the skies after several strange encounters.

‘Skulduggery’ over footpath
Posted on February 29 2016 at 1:49:14

The chairman of Barnt Green Parish Council has accused Network Rail of “skulduggery” and “gross mismanagement” over the closure of the railway footpath at Cofton Hackett.

Village leader’s shock death
Posted on February 29 2016 at 1:45:14

Former Bromsgrove District Council leader and chairman of Alvechurch Parish Council Roger Hollingworth has died suddenly at the age of 71.

Dramatic design
Posted on February 29 2016 at 1:42:14

The winning logo in this year’s Picnic in the Park competition has been chosen.

Village events to light up the summer
Posted on February 29 2016 at 1:33:14

The spring and summer of 2016 are shaping up to be exciting times for Village residents, with events galore being planned across the area.

Top comedy theatre comes to Lickey
Posted on February 29 2016 at 10:29:14

Comedy theatre at its best comes to the Lickey Hills when Kevin Tomlinson brings his Kepow Theatre Company’s production, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, to The Trinity Centre.

Get drawing for St George!
Posted on February 25 2016 at 2:32:06

The annual St George’s Day celebrations in Alvechurch have been expanded for 2016 with a poster competition and a fancy dress parade.

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