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The Merrie Meadows!
Posted on May 30 2016 at 2:25:51

This year’s Alvechurch Picnic in the Park had an ‘Olde Englande’ theme to mark Shakespeare’s 400th birthday. . . and there were plenty of other attractions, too.

Tea parties for the elderly
Posted on May 30 2016 at 12:13:51

A village group is aiming to help isolated elderly people by offering monthly tea parties where they can reconnect or make new friends in their own community.

Barnt Green’s big weekend
Posted on May 30 2016 at 11:54:51

After watching neighbouring villages hold successful Open Gardens events each year, Barnt Green has decided to get in on the act for 2016 – and it’s going one step further by hosting a weekend of charitable community events.

A dozen delights in Alvechurch
Posted on May 30 2016 at 11:51:51

A dozen gardens will be open for the National Gardens Scheme in Alvechurch on Saturday and Sunday June 25 and 26.

Hospice garden is ‘People’s Choice’
Posted on May 30 2016 at 11:48:27

Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove has won two prestigious awards for its first-ever entry at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

Concern for road safety
Posted on May 30 2016 at 11:44:51

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Could you host French students?
Posted on May 30 2016 at 11:43:51

A Cofton Hackett resident who has hosted visiting French students for the past three years is encouraging more people to get involved.

Church school’s unique history
Posted on May 30 2016 at 11:41:51

Barnt Green’s village school has a unique claim to fame – it has been discovered that St Andrew’s is the only church school in the country to be founded in the Queen’s birth year, 1926.

Bollard victory
Posted on May 30 2016 at 11:40:51

A story in The Village about the missing bollards in the centre of Barnt Green has prompted Severn Trent – which parish councillors say removed three of the bollards when attending to a water leak – into agreeing to pay £600 for replacements.

Family’s fun day
Posted on May 30 2016 at 11:37:51

A Cofton Hackett family who raise funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital with an annual fun day for friends and family are hoping to make this year’s event even bigger.

Tree officer to investigate claim
Posted on May 30 2016 at 11:35:51

Bromsgrove District Council’s Tree Officer is investigating claims that a tree protection order for land on Cherry Hill Road, Barnt Green, has been breached.

Hats off to Fin!
Posted on May 30 2016 at 10:43:51

Just over a year after young Alvechurch fundraiser Finlay Church broke the Guinness World Record for the longest line of teddy bears, his family and friends paid tribute to him by smashing another record.

Charlie chases ‘freehold farrago’
Posted on May 30 2016 at 10:41:51

Barnt Green Councillor Charlie Hotham has vowed to “keep chasing” Bromsgrove District Council to secure the freehold lease on its new premises.

Rail footbridge hope
Posted on May 30 2016 at 10:36:51

A railway footbridge costing around £1 million is now the likely solution to the closure of the popular village footpath skirting Cofton Hackett and Barnt Green.

Calls for lower speed limit in village centres
Posted on May 30 2016 at 11:24:45

An Alvechurch parish councillor is urging residents to ask County Councillor June Griffiths to consider lowering the speed limit through village centres in the parish to 20mph.

Hunt the hedgehog
Posted on May 30 2016 at 9:23:52

Cordelia Lee, a 10-year-old Alvechurch resident, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our competition.

Referendum hustings
Posted on May 25 2016 at 1:18:12

Ahead of the EU Referendum on Thursday June 23, Churches Together in Bromsgrove hosts a special hustings event to help people make up their minds.

Renowned producer gives talk at Artrix
Posted on May 25 2016 at 11:49:26

WORDS, the Bromsgrove group that promotes interest in the written and spoken word, presents a screening of Cathy Come Home and a talk by its producer Tony Garnett at Artrix on Sun June 5.

Hats off to Fin!
Posted on May 05 2016 at 11:35:57

The family and friends of Alvechurch schoolboy and fundraiser extraordinaire Finlay Church are asking villagers to support another world record attempt in his memory.

Lounge volunteers step into the breach
Posted on May 01 2016 at 1:50:56

The Lounge youth and community venue in Alvechurch has been given a boost by a swathe of volunteers stepping forward to help manage it.

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