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Adam meets Vinny!
Posted on March 30 2017 at 2:58:42

Seven-year-old Adam McClure, of The Parklands, Bromsgrove, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

New novel describes epic journey
Posted on March 30 2017 at 2:46:14

Rednal author Terry Walsh (writing as Jack Walsh) has published his second novel.

Follow Easter art trail
Posted on March 30 2017 at 2:39:14

Independent businesses in Barnt Green are hosting a free Easter Art Trail in April, organised by St Andrew’s Church in Barnt Green and St Michael’s in Cofton Hackett.

Village shops shuffle
Posted on March 30 2017 at 1:12:42

It’s going to be like musical chairs among the shops in the centre of Alvechurch as the village takes on a more modern feel.

Audience is the jury in courtroom comedy
Posted on March 30 2017 at 1:10:42

Alvechurch Dramatic Society presents Mr Grimwhip’s Sandwiches: a Post-Truth Courtroom Comedy With Serious Bits, from Thurs May 11 to Sat May 13 in Alvechurch Village Hall.

Win trophies for your footie team
Posted on March 30 2017 at 1:05:42

Barnt Green business The Locker Room is offering the opportunity for one local football team to win 12 trophies for its end-of-season presentation night.

Lounge plea for helpers
Posted on March 30 2017 at 1:01:42

The Lounge community café and youth club in Alve-church has issued an appeal for more volunteers as it grows in popularity.

Charity aims for £1m
Posted on March 30 2017 at 12:22:42

A charity event in Finstall is hoping to take its fundraising over the £1 million mark in its 29th year.

Five-year plan for hall
Posted on March 30 2017 at 1:20:42

Exciting plans are afoot for Alvechurch Village Hall, as a new management committee takes the reins.

A runaway success
Posted on March 30 2017 at 12:15:42

Village running group the Barnt Green Chuggers have teamed up with Barnt Green Parish Council to organise a fun run on Sunday May 7.

Blackwell speed check
Posted on March 30 2017 at 12:12:42

Data cables are to be used to record the speed of traffic on Dale Hill in Blackwell.

New location for hall
Posted on March 30 2017 at 12:11:42

Cofton Hackett’s new village hall will now be located at the entrance of East Works Drive.

Drone ban denied
Posted on March 30 2017 at 12:11:42

Drones will not be banned from Alvechurch parish’s three playing fields after the council voted to review its position in 12 months.

‘Natural’ traffic calming
Posted on March 30 2017 at 12:10:42

Yellow road lines should not be repainted after forthcoming resurfacing in Alvechurch village centre, parish councillor Martin Ball suggested.

Cypher’s return
Posted on March 30 2017 at 12:09:42

Former Alvechurch parish chairman John Cypher has returned to the council after stepping down at the 2015 elections.

Picture this
Posted on March 30 2017 at 12:08:42

A large picture of the district council member for Alvechurch Ward, Roger Smith, was included in the meeting pack for Alvechurch parish councillors.

Guess the close-up (No. 1)
Posted on March 30 2017 at 1:02:01

Village reader Mark Winson sent us some close-up images of interesting sights around Alvechurch.

Stars line up for charity
Posted on March 30 2017 at 1:01:19

An exciting day of football and fun will raise money for a charity set up by an Alvechurch family.

New clerk, new office
Posted on March 30 2017 at 12:00:42

New parish clerk Tammy Williams and Assistant Clerk Wendy Carney have moved into the new Alvechurch Parish Council office in George Road.

Cash for Lickey history project
Posted on March 30 2017 at 11:57:42

The Lickey Hills Local History Society has received £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for its WWI research project.

A politics-free village voice
Posted on March 30 2017 at 11:54:42

Popular independent councillor Charlie Hotham is standing for the Alvechurch seat in next month’s elections to Worcestershire County Council.

Celebrating stories
Posted on March 30 2017 at 12:17:42

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Hands off, Brum!
Posted on March 30 2017 at 10:55:42

Birmingham is hoping to grab land in our village Green Belt while refusing to consider housing on its own vacant site close by, it has emerged.

Picnic starts village festival season
Posted on March 30 2017 at 10:59:00

Organisers of the Alvechurch Picnic in the Park are hoping that the winning entry in this year’s logo competition has correctly predicted the weather for the day. . .

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