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Logo plea to all ages
Posted on January 30 2017 at 3:40:34

This month sees the launch of the latest Alvechurch Picnic in the Park logo competition – and this year it is open to all residents of Alvechurch parish, not just schoolchildren. 

Tree-mendous!
Posted on January 30 2017 at 2:54:34

Once again, Alvechurch Baptist Church was filled with trees decorated by village groups on the theme of a Christmas carol.

News year in the rain
Posted on January 30 2017 at 1:57:05

Despite the filthy weather on New Year’s Day, the hardy Morris dancers and mummers of Alvechurch welcomed 2017 with their annual revels outside The Crown Inn and in The Square.

Latest naval tale
Posted on January 30 2017 at 12:19:08

Barnt Green author Steve Dunn has released a new book, adding to his previous tales of First World War naval campaigns with the story of the Dover Patrol.

Boost for tower fund
Posted on January 30 2017 at 12:13:08

The Bromsgrove Society has boosted a church’s rebuilding fund with a donation of £3,000.

Matthew meets Vinny
Posted on January 30 2017 at 12:50:08

Seven-year-old Matthew Holmes, of Barnt Green, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition!

Festive food collections
Posted on January 30 2017 at 12:04:08

The girls and boys of Otters Scout Group in Bromsgrove donated boxes of food items to local charity Newstarts as part of a reverse advent calendar.

Lake view
Posted on January 30 2017 at 11:51:08

Here’s a winter view over the natural beauty of Cofton Lake.

Mayfield meeting offered
Posted on January 30 2017 at 10:38:08

Hopwood and Barnt Green district councillor Charlie Hotham is hoping a meeting including him and Alvechurch parish chairman Andy Humphries along with Worcestershire Regulatory Services over Mayfield Farm, Hopwood, will go ahead this month.

Tributes to parish clerk
Posted on January 30 2017 at 10:37:08

Parish councillors in Alvechurch paid tribute to the contribution made to village life by their clerk for more than 10 years, Yvonne Goode, who died in December.

Concern over building plans
Posted on January 30 2017 at 10:34:08

Plans to demolish Bear Hill House and build three new houses on the site above the village green in Alvechurch should be refused because the scheme would be “at odds” with the neighbouring Conservation Area, according to Brom­sgrove’s Conservation Officer.

Station upgrade at last?
Posted on January 30 2017 at 10:33:08

Hopes have been raised that the car park at Alvechurch Station may be drained, resurfaced and marked out, as was intended during its upgrade.

Villager solves dog bin bother
Posted on January 30 2017 at 10:30:08

A Barnt Green resident who complained about dog mess being dumped in the village has taken the initiative by arranging the installation of a new bin.

Bike rack installed
Posted on January 30 2017 at 10:28:08

Barnt Green now boasts a village bike rack, located outside the Happy Valley takeaway on Hewell Road.

Morris tradition challenge
Posted on January 30 2017 at 10:27:08

The Alvechurch Morris opted to maintain a low profile after they were forced to abandon a New Year dance in Birmingham city centre.

Help parish pick play equipment
Posted on January 30 2017 at 10:25:08

Alvechurch villagers are to be asked to help their parish council choose new equipment for The Meadows.

French students seek host families
Posted on January 30 2017 at 10:19:08

Host families in the Village area are required for the third annual visit by a large group of young French students.

Huge turnout for new WI
Posted on January 30 2017 at 10:04:08

Barnt Green’s new WI attracted almost 80 women to its first official meeting at the village’s Baptist Church.

Pupils dig in for future
Posted on January 30 2017 at 10:58:13

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

The yellow poppy
Posted on January 30 2017 at 10:56:08

The dull days of winter in Alvechurch have been brightened by the arrival of a bright yellow Mk2 Ford Escort on the village streets after a resident won the car in a competition.

Happy New Yee-ha!
Posted on January 30 2017 at 10:53:46

Alvechurch villagers welcomed 2017 with a bang at a big party at the Village Hall.

Tree order upheld
Posted on January 30 2017 at 10:36:08

More than 60 letters of support for a permanent Tree Preservation Order on Green Belt land close to the centre of Blackwell were submitted by residents.

Village grinds to halt
Posted on January 30 2017 at 10:08:08

Barnt Green residents and all those passing through have been learning to live with daily traffic chaos after the village was split in two by road closures.

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