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Town photographers retain trophy
Posted on December 28 2016 at 2:32:56

For the second year running, Bromsgrove Photographic Society has retained the Midland Bank Trophy. 

Rewards of volunteering
Posted on December 28 2016 at 2:27:56

Citizens Advice is calling for volunteers who can help make a difference to the lives of people in their community.

Parking peril
Posted on December 28 2016 at 1:01:56

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Deliver The Village !
Posted on December 28 2016 at 1:00:56

If you’re over 13 years old, and reliable, with an email address and bank account, you can join the waiting list for our delivery team.

We want your photos!
Posted on December 28 2016 at 12:58:56

Are you planning to attend the annual mummers play and Morris dancing extravaganza in Alvechurch on New Year’s Day? If so, we’d love to see some of your photos!

Band entertain at Fair
Posted on December 28 2016 at 12:55:56

Alvechurch skiffle band The 6-5 Specials performed at Bromsgrove’s first Pensioners Fair, hosted at the council building by MP Sajid Javid.

Raffle raises £600
Posted on December 28 2016 at 12:52:56

The Alvechurch Knit & Natter group welcomed Emma Dowler, a community fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society, to their Christmas lunch at Alvechurch Village Hall.

Kind-hearted collectors
Posted on December 28 2016 at 12:32:56

Pupils from St Andrew’s First School in Barnt Green helped to fill shoeboxes for needy children in Romania through Operation Christmas Child.

Festival date set
Posted on December 28 2016 at 12:27:56

The date for the 2017 Lickey Festival has been confirmed as Sunday June 11.

First draft of Plan underway
Posted on December 28 2016 at 12:17:56

A draft proposal of the Lickey & Blackwell Neighbourhood Development Plan should be ready for residents to view in March.

Cookery queen calls in
Posted on December 28 2016 at 12:05:56

Well-known chef and author Prue Leith was the star of the show when a group of village WIs held a special meeting in Alvechurch.

Join the adventure!
Posted on December 28 2016 at 11:02:56

If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to give something back to your community, what could be more rewarding than to help young people develop life skills through a host of fun activities?

Drains pose flood risk
Posted on December 28 2016 at 11:00:56

Barnt Green parish councillor Edwin Gumbley has undertaken a review of the village’s drains in the light of concerns that blockages could cause flooding.

Christmas crackers!
Posted on December 28 2016 at 11:59:07

With all sorts of events going on, the festive spirit was certainly alive and kicking in Blackwell, Lickey, Alvechurch and Barnt Green.

‘Dogs on leads’ request vetoed
Posted on December 28 2016 at 10:58:56

Barnt Green parish councillors have decided not to make owners keep dogs on leads in the village’s public playing fields.

New date for Picnic
Posted on December 28 2016 at 10:57:56

The organisers of the annual Alvechurch Parish Picnic in the Park are gearing up for another year of fun and games on The Meadows.

Jake wins a Vinny!
Posted on December 28 2016 at 11:54:56

20-month-old Jake Osborn, of Alvechurch, was delighted to win a Mini Vinny in our competition!

Finnley’s fantastic tale
Posted on December 28 2016 at 10:52:56

Alvechurch youngster Finnley Siembab has had his creative skills rewarded with publication in a book of stories by schoolchildren.

Danger bridge to go
Posted on December 28 2016 at 10:51:56

The derelict bridge over the dead arm of the canal in Alvechurch is scheduled to be demolished in 2018, parish chairman Coun Andy Humphries told colleagues.

Clerk loses cancer battle
Posted on December 28 2016 at 10:44:56

Yvonne Goode, clerk to Alvechurch Parish Council for more than 10 years, has lost her battle with cancer, aged 51.

Bollard plan to curb speeding
Posted on December 28 2016 at 10:42:56

Residents living near Lickey Hills Primary School are being asked for their views on the latest proposal to curb speeding and dangerous parking around the school.

Rail squeal reduction
Posted on December 28 2016 at 10:40:56

Barnt Green parish councillors heard that the problem of “rail squeal” from trains taking the bend into the village could at last be eliminated.

Phone box proposal rejected
Posted on December 28 2016 at 10:19:56

A proposal to “adopt” the redundant phone box at Hopwood has been rejected by Alvechurch Parish Council.

Patients ‘still missing out’
Posted on December 28 2016 at 10:08:56

Alvechurch patients are still missing out on locally based services because the village medical practice is run as a branch of one based in Birmingham, according to the parish council.

Village aims to get festive
Posted on December 28 2016 at 10:02:38

Alvechurch is aiming to keep up with its neighbours next Christmas – and is starting to plan now.

Garden clean-up
Posted on December 28 2016 at 10:47:38

Lickey and Blackwell parish councillors have agreed to fund a one-off clean-up at Jen’s Place, the memorial garden in the playing field on St Catherine’s Road in Blackwell.

Village crime rise
Posted on December 28 2016 at 10:35:38

A crime rise in Alvechurch parish this year is “a bit disappointing”, Safer Neighbourhood Officer PC Simon Albutt told councillors.   

Villagers face long walk as works begin
Posted on December 28 2016 at 10:10:29

With the big Barnt Green road closure in January already causing concerns for motorists, it is now becoming clear that pedestrians could have to take a very long walk to reach the village.

Village loses a treasure
Posted on December 28 2016 at 10:05:13

There is a silent space in the centre of Alvechurch where for many years there awaited a loud and hearty greeting.

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