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Cycle trek for Jasper

A group of intrepid cyclists are taking on an epic charity challenge this Easter, inspired by the memory of a much-loved baby boy.

Tom’s enterprise pays off

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Ask the candidates

Local residents will have the chance to question Bromsgrove’s Parliamentary candidates at an Election Forum in Alvechurch.

Support Stuart

The organisers of a charity auction being held in Bromsgrove hope to raise enough funds for their good friend to receive groundbreaking cancer treatment in America.

We’re in the pink

Children at Lickey End Playgroup held a Pink Week, helping to raise more than £645 towards the installation of an automated external defibrillator for Lickey End Methodist Church and the surrounding community.

Ready, teddy, go!

This year’s Picnic in the Park in Alvechurch will feature a Guinness World Record attempt, organised by young village fundraiser Finlay Church.

Probus Club’s visit to MG factory

Nearly two dozen members of the local Kingfisher Probus club recently enjoyed the final guided tour of the MG factory at Longbridge, writes Malcolm Shine.

Plans withdrawn

McCarthy & Stone withdrew its plans for a retirement complex on the Green Belt in Alvechurch before the March planning meeting.

Volunteers sought

The Alvechurch Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is appealing for “community-minded people” to volunteer their time.

Lake saga continues

Parish councillors are continuing to press Network Rail to drain the “Lake of Alvechurch” at the rail station.

Monument anomaly

A boundary change within the parish of Lickey & Blackwell has thrown up an anomaly.

They want your votes!

Meet the candidates hoping to be elected MP for Bromsgrove in the General Election on May 7. . .

Amazing Gracie

A dog from Alvechurch won the “Scruffts” trophy at this year’s Crufts.

Village hall has new lease of life

Hopwood Village Hall, which turned 100 last year, has been given a new lease of life thanks to months of hard work from the new committee of trustees.

Powerful version of classic tale

Alvechurch Dramatic Society presents the Charles Dickens classic Great Expectations, adapted by Neil Bartlett, at Alvechurch Village Hall from April 23–25. 

Picnic plans take shape

Crown Meadow First School pupils have been getting creative in the annual Alvechurch Picnic in the Park logo competition.

‘National security risk’ if tip report is revealed

The farce surrounding Marlbrook Tip has taken another step into the surreal with the revelation that an engineer’s report was censored because of fears for national security.

Bob’s first book

The Village‘s resident cartoonist has turned his hand to writing and published his first novel.

Street name slip-up

Residents of an Alvechurch road which was incorrectly named by Bromsgrove District Council will have to live with the error, unless at least two thirds of them complain.

Campaign Charlie

The campaign to get more independent councillors representing villages at Bromsgrove has been boosted by the candidacy of a Barnt Green community stalwart.



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