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Gates policy under attack
Posted on September 29 2017 at 3:43:15

Residents have called for a village park’s gates to be unlocked after a whole summer and early autumn of restricted access.

Celebrating the world of melody
Posted on September 29 2017 at 2:40:15

The Orchestra of St John’s next concert takes place at 7.30pm on Sat Oct 14 at St John’s Church in Bromsgrove.

Residents’ parking plea
Posted on September 29 2017 at 2:34:27

Villagers have requested residents’ parking spaces outside their homes on Bear Hill, Alvechurch.

A bridge too far for Blackwell
Posted on September 29 2017 at 3:33:15

Blackwell residents have been told to “take firmly out of their minds” the idea of a railway bridge to replace the “yellow brick road” crossing.

Cake sale success
Posted on September 29 2017 at 1:41:15

A cake sale held by an Alvechurch youngster has raised £300 for Macmillan.

Parish sinks flood warning proposal
Posted on September 29 2017 at 2:41:15

The topic of flooding in Barnt Green was raised after recent heavy rainfall affected some village roads.

Speedwatch volunteers
Posted on September 29 2017 at 1:40:15

Barnt Green Parish Council now has five volunteers for a proposed Community Speedwatch scheme, which would see villagers monitoring traffic.

Traffic request denied
Posted on September 29 2017 at 1:39:15

Requests for traffic-calming measures on the southern approach to Alvechurch, including extending the 30mph limit down to Alvechurch Football Club, have been turned down.

Crime concern in Barnt Green
Posted on September 29 2017 at 1:39:15

Shopkeepers in Barnt Green have been urged to report any suspicious behaviour to police, after several break-ins and thefts of charity boxes. 

Cycle rack for station
Posted on September 29 2017 at 1:38:15

A cycle rack is still to be installed at Alvechurch rail station by London Midland, even though they will no longer have the franchise.

Horse droppings debate
Posted on September 29 2017 at 1:37:15

The debate over horse droppings on village roads requires a sensible and balanced approach, Coun Kate Van Der Plank told Alvechurch parish councillors.

Invitation to meetings
Posted on September 29 2017 at 1:36:15

An invitation is to be sent to district councillor Kit Taylor from Alvechurch Parish Council to attend their monthly meetings.

Brownfield homes ‘yes’
Posted on September 29 2017 at 1:32:15

Plans for nine new canal-side homes on a brownfield site within the Alvechurch Green Belt have been approved.

Bridging the age gap at club
Posted on September 29 2017 at 1:31:15

Silver Threads, the Alvechurch social group for the over-60s, celebrated its 11th anniversary with a sing-song led by village musician John Dale.

Carving out a pumpkin show
Posted on September 29 2017 at 1:14:15

Villagers are being reminded to get their entry forms in by October 21 if they want to take part in Alvechurch’s first-ever Pumpkin Festival.

Village joins the party
Posted on September 29 2017 at 2:12:15

Alvechurch is planning to put more spirit into Christmas this year as it tries to catch up with its more festive neighbours.

Golfers wanted
Posted on September 29 2017 at 12:48:15

Golfers are wanted to help raise money for a defibrillator in Barnt Green Social Club. 

Green fingers
Posted on September 29 2017 at 12:39:15

Winners of Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council’s annual Best Front Garden Awards celebrated with councillors at Holy Trinity Church, Lickey.

Crafty quilt up for grabs
Posted on September 29 2017 at 12:24:15

The Crafty Ladies group who meet at Alvechurch Library have made a double patchwork quilt with a “houses” design, which will be first prize in their raffle.

Delight after the deluge
Posted on September 29 2017 at 1:13:09

Despite monsoon-like rain at the start, the annual Tardebigge Fair & Show offered a great day out thanks to the community spirit of organisers and visitors alike.

Showing off arts & flowers
Posted on September 29 2017 at 11:49:15

Rowney Green Horticultural Society held its annual Main Show, with Midlands Today’s Satnam Rana presenting the prizes.

Bands, beer & BBQ
Posted on September 29 2017 at 11:47:15

A tropical downpour gave way to sunshine as around 400 villagers enjoyed the second Blackwell Music Festival.

Fun in sun at village show
Posted on September 29 2017 at 11:44:15

Finstall’s annual Village Show featured displays of prize-winning produce as well as games, stalls and music in the late summer sunshine.

Springing into action!
Posted on September 29 2017 at 11:44:15

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Joint training for rugby girls
Posted on September 29 2017 at 11:40:15

Kings Norton RFC hosted a joint training event for the West Midland Girls Tag Rugby League at their Ash Lane, Hopwood facility.

Cup joy for young riders
Posted on September 29 2017 at 11:35:15

Youngsters from two village equestrian centres had the chance to compete at both dressage and show jumping during a summer competition series for Pony Club members.

Cubs help keep our hills tidy
Posted on September 29 2017 at 10:54:15

At their summer camp in June, 1st Barnt Green Cubs did a litter pick on the Lickey Hills as part of a community project. 

Christmas Fair and charity raffle
Posted on September 29 2017 at 10:27:05

A Christmas Fair takes place at Alvechurch Cricket Club on Sat Nov 11, in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Alice meets Vinny
Posted on September 29 2017 at 10:18:15

Nine-year-old Alice Denyer, of Blackwell, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

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