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From the Past

Library manager bows out
Posted on June 27 2016 at 12:57:26

Alvechurch Library will host an afternoon tea party as a farewell to library manager Alyson Williams, who is retiring in July.

Gardens of Alvechurch
Posted on June 27 2016 at 12:40:26

Don’t forget that the bi-annual Alvechurch Open Gardens event takes place on Saturday and Sunday June 25 and 26.

Shelter for outdoor lessons
Posted on June 27 2016 at 12:32:26

Pupils at Rigby Hall School in Aston Fields will now be sheltered from the elements as they enjoy their “Forest School” lessons, thanks to the Rotary Club of North Worcestershire.

Sam is British champ
Posted on June 27 2016 at 11:33:26

Blackwell triathlete Sam Boswell can now call herself “British champion” after coming first in her category at the British Middle Distance Triathlon.

Squash success
Posted on June 27 2016 at 11:30:26

Two Barnt Green youngsters helped England to victory in the Five Nations squash tournament.

Roll up,  roll up!
Posted on June 27 2016 at 11:26:26

There was plenty of clowning around at this year’s Blackwell Festival, which brought villagers all the fun of the circus as well as music, games, stalls and sideshows.

Royal revels at Lickey Festival
Posted on June 27 2016 at 11:23:26

The inaugural Lickey Festival celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday with music, dancing, cakes and cider – plus a visit from some exotic animals!

Crafty fundraising
Posted on June 27 2016 at 10:30:26

Blackwell’s 35th Craft Fair at the Methodist hall on Greenhill raised £134 for Leanna Horne, the Bromsgrove thrower who is hoping to go to the Paralympics in Rio.

Bob is back
Posted on June 27 2016 at 10:28:26

A village resident has bucked the naming farrago spreading through Alvechurch by restoring the name “Bob Hopping Street” with a home-made sign.

The ‘great lake’ returns
Posted on June 27 2016 at 10:25:26

The “great lake” of Alvechurch returned in June, to the dismay of parish councillors who had been warning the temporary fix to the railway car park was a waste of money.

Parish ‘yes’ to bus shelter ideas
Posted on June 27 2016 at 10:23:26

Three murals are to be installed in a village bus shelter with designs created by local children.

Hill speed trap
Posted on June 27 2016 at 10:22:26

Speed monitoring will be taking place at Hopwood Hill over the next six months after legal problems with speed limits were finally sorted out, Alvechurch Parish Council heard.

Landowners warned over travellers
Posted on June 27 2016 at 10:21:26

Alvechurch Parish Council is urging village landowners to take precautions to prevent incursions by groups of travellers over the summer.

Plan comes out of retirement
Posted on June 27 2016 at 10:08:26

Retirement home developer McCarthy & Stone has not given up on its plans to build an apartment block on Green Belt land close to the centre of Alvechurch.

Rugby stars and royal fun
Posted on June 27 2016 at 10:59:26

Earlier this year, Year 4 children from Finstall First School won the Sport Relief Tag Rugby tournament at Bromsgrove RFC, beating St Andrew’s First School in the final.

Happy birthday to us!
Posted on June 27 2016 at 10:37:26

The summer fair at St Andrew’s First School in Barnt Green celebrated the fact that both the Queen and the school are 90 years old this year.

Bikes to Benidorm and back
Posted on June 27 2016 at 10:33:43

A group of friends are aiming to raise £20,000 for a village charity with a marathon cycle challenge.

Birthday bash
Posted on June 27 2016 at 10:11:26

Pupils at St Andrew’s First School in Barnt Green marked the Queen’s birthday as well as their own 90th anniversary – they are the only church school in the country to have been founded in the year of the Queen’s birth.

Village parking plea
Posted on June 27 2016 at 9:40:26

The problem of street parking around Barnt Green was in the spotlight once more when residents from Oakdene Drive implored parish councillors to take action.

Lost jewellery
Posted on June 21 2016 at 1:17:26

Alvechurch Library has found a tiny piece of jewellery.

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