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Youth jazz musicians in concert
Posted on October 31 2016 at 3:02:07

Following the success of last year’s event, the Rotary Club of Redditch are reprising their Christmas fundraising concert.

Saddle up for Wild West panto!
Posted on October 31 2016 at 2:55:07

Buckle up and get ready to shout yee-ha – Alvechurch Dramatic Society are headed to the wild Wild West! 

Triathlete set for success
Posted on October 31 2016 at 2:01:07

Barnt Green elite triathlete Alex Moran will be training hard this winter after qualifying for next year’s European Duathlon Championships.

‘Absolute mayhem’
Posted on October 31 2016 at 1:50:19

Villagers have been warned to expect “absolute and total mayhem” during the year-long construction of a new roundabout.

Barnt Green’s aces
Posted on October 31 2016 at 1:47:07

Barnt Green Tennis Club’s end-of-season finals day saw some keenly fought matches as players tussled for the trophies.

The oak-falls!
Posted on October 31 2016 at 12:47:07

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Golf giants
Posted on October 31 2016 at 1:37:07

The West Midlands League team of Kings Norton Golf Club, Alvechurch, celebrated winning the trophy for the second time in three years.

Lights bring villages to life
Posted on October 31 2016 at 11:39:07

Christmas starts here. . . with a look at a few of the events happening in our area.

‘Human hamsters’ haul in cash
Posted on October 31 2016 at 11:37:07

A Blackwell firefighter and a paramedic from Cofton Hackett helped their colleagues raise almost £9,000 for three charities by becoming “human hamsters” for a day.

Into the Valley of Death . . .
Posted on October 31 2016 at 11:34:07

A Hopwood fundraiser is gearing up for his biggest challenge yet – cycling 260 miles across America’s Death Valley.

Twin win
Posted on October 31 2016 at 11:28:07

Eight-year olds Lara and Keira Bennett, of Catshill, were our second set of twins in a row to win a Mini Vinny in our competition!

Parish office move
Posted on October 31 2016 at 11:20:07

Alvechurch parish councillors decided at their October meeting to press ahead with negotiations to move to a new office away from the centre of the village.

Seat of history
Posted on October 31 2016 at 11:17:07

Parish councillors have decided to remove a wall framing the bench sculptures on Alvechurch’s village green.

Ski star represents country
Posted on October 31 2016 at 11:15:07

Barnt Green ski star Siena Horton has been selected to represent Great Britain in the U16 Alpine Ski Team.

Improvement at last
Posted on October 31 2016 at 11:13:17

The ugly concrete blocks at the side of Station Road, Alvechurch, have gone, to be replaced by smart safety railings two years after the station reopened.

Broadband boost
Posted on October 31 2016 at 11:12:07

Rowney Green villagers will soon be able to get online far quicker, Alvechurch Parish Council heard.

Cricket cash sought
Posted on October 31 2016 at 11:11:07

Both Lickey & Blackwell and Barnt Green parish councils were each asked for donations of £500 by Barnt Green Cricket Club, which straddles both parishes.

Our councillor is missing . . .
Posted on October 31 2016 at 11:10:07

Alvechurch Parish Council welcomed county and district representative June Griffiths to its October meeting – but lamented the continued non-appearance of another district councillor representing the ward.

Special garden in need of help
Posted on October 31 2016 at 11:09:07

Lickey and Blackwell Parish Council has been contacted by a resident concerned about the lack of maintenance at Jen’s Place, the memorial garden in the field on St Catherine’s Road in Blackwell.

Gymnast’s US dream
Posted on October 31 2016 at 11:06:07

A young Alvechurch gymnast is appealing for donations to help her compete in America.

Golden girl returns
Posted on October 31 2016 at 11:03:07

Cofton Hackett Paralympian Lauren Rowles returned to Alvechurch Middle School to show off her gold medal and talk to pupils and staff about her achievements.

Bridging the cash gap for children
Posted on October 31 2016 at 10:59:07

A charity “Café Bridge” event in Barnt Green raised more than £680 for Children in Need.

‘Case closed’ on smells
Posted on October 31 2016 at 10:57:07

County odour officers have decided to take no action after an investigation into reports of smells at a Hopwood animal waste operation.

Charity cheque
Posted on October 31 2016 at 10:55:07

The Alvechurch Knit & Natter group presented a cheque for £100 to Wayne and Penny Church in memory of their son Finlay, who lost his battle with a brain tumour last November.

What a weekend we had!
Posted on October 03 2016 at 3:27:47

The second Barnt Green Weekender saw a ‘full tent’ at Barnt Green Sports Club as revellers enjoyed two nights of film-inspired fun.

Dancing in the rain!
Posted on October 03 2016 at 3:25:47

Blackwell’s first Music Festival was a big hit despite the weather, with performances from a variety of local musicians.

Foul behaviour!
Posted on October 03 2016 at 12:19:05

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Foodbank collection
Posted on October 03 2016 at 11:41:05

Alvechurch Library is a designated collection point for Redditch Foodbank, set up to help families in crisis in the Redditch area.

Library volunteer needed
Posted on October 03 2016 at 11:37:05

Another volunteer is needed to deliver library books to housebound people in Barnt Green and Alvechurch.

Flower society takes Tea at the Ritz
Posted on October 03 2016 at 11:30:05

“Tea at the Ritz” was the theme for Rosehill Flower Arrangement Society’s Annual Luncheon.

Conservation site on display
Posted on October 03 2016 at 10:24:05

A Heritage Open Weekend at the Tardebigge Lime Kilns site attracted visitors from as far away as Toddington and Sussex.

Feats of endurance
Posted on October 03 2016 at 11:21:05

A charity event in Rowney Green offers the chance to hear about the achievements of two local sportsmen.

Junior golf champs
Posted on October 03 2016 at 10:14:05

Young golfers at Kings Norton Golf Club, Alvechurch, celebrated being crowned West Midlands Junior League champions.

Charity score
Posted on October 03 2016 at 10:13:05

The 16th Rotary Club of North Worcestershire charity golf day held at Blackwell Golf Club raised almost £10,000 to help local and international charities.

Request denied
Posted on October 03 2016 at 10:12:05

Barnt Green Parish Council voted not to grant money to St Michael’s Church in Cofton Hackett after a heated debate.

Complaints rise
Posted on October 03 2016 at 10:11:05

There had been 54 complaints about noise and smells at Mayfield Farm in Hopwood, since March, Alvechurch Parish Council heard.

Howdy, champs!
Posted on October 03 2016 at 10:10:05

Philippa Fieldson and Martyn Langston were the heroes of an autumn ‘American’ tournament at Barnt Green Tennis Club.

Bags of help
Posted on October 03 2016 at 10:07:05

St Andrew’s First School in Barnt Green has been shortlisted to receive a grant for an outdoor learning area through the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Picnic benefits Lounge
Posted on October 03 2016 at 10:05:05

Organisers of the annual Alvechurch Picnic in the Park (PITP) presented a cheque for £550 raised at this year’s event to representatives of Alvechurch Communities Together (ACT), which runs The Lounge youth project and café in the village.

New crossing unveiled
Posted on October 03 2016 at 10:03:05

It was touch and go, with the finishing touches being completed on a Sunday, but a new crossing outside the Alvechurch schools was ready for use in time for pupils’ first day back.

Sister act
Posted on October 03 2016 at 10:58:28

Alvechurch sisters Summer and Jessica Smith, aged six, were the latest winners of a Mini Vinny in our competition.

Parish ponders drone ban
Posted on October 03 2016 at 9:58:05

The flying of drones may be outlawed at The Meadows playing fields in Alvechurch.

Have your say on the future
Posted on October 03 2016 at 10:37:39

A booklet updating residents on the Neighbourhood Parish Plan has been dropping through the doors of homes across Alvechurch parish.

Rowing gold
Posted on October 03 2016 at 10:30:05

Cofton Hackett parasport rower Lauren Rowles won gold at the Paralympics.

Top day out in Tardebigge!
Posted on October 03 2016 at 10:22:47

Tardebigge Fair & Show kept visitors entertained with traditional stalls, sideshows and the Produce Show, despite the soggy weather!

And the winners are . . .
Posted on October 03 2016 at 10:21:47

Rowney Green Horticultural Society held its 74th annual Flower and Produce show, with a fantastic array for the judges to ponder and a host of trophies for BBC news presenter Joanne Malin to hand out.

Hall’s cash boost
Posted on October 03 2016 at 10:19:05

Thanks to grants from The Big Lottery Fund and Worcestershire County Council, Hopwood Village Hall now boasts a gleaming new kitchen.

Derelict bridge fears
Posted on October 03 2016 at 9:59:39

Village canal enthusiasts have raised concerns over the safety of a derelict bridge in Alvechurch.

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