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WORDS welcomes National Poet of Wales

WORDS, the Bromsgrove group which promotes interest in the written and spoken word, presents a special appearance by Gillian Clarke, the National Poet of Wales.


Keeping memories safe

An Alvechurch family who lost their baby daughter earlier this year have launched a charity project in her name, aiming to bring comfort to other families who have suffered a similar loss.


Lost in translation

New dictation software used by the Alvechurch parish clerk is causing mirth among councillors.


Car park delay

Work on the car park at Alvechurch Station is going ahead, but will not be completed until the spring.


Tip update

At a meeting of the Marlbrook Tip cross-party working group, it was confirmed that the site – officially designated as a reservoir – is classified as having a “dam wall under construction” because it has never been signed off by a qualified engineer.


MP plans traveller action

Alvechurch residents met MP Sajid Javid to discuss action over traveller incursions.


Having a ball

The Alvechurch Fall Ball at Kings Norton Golf Club raised more than £8,000 for PHAB, Friends of Crown Meadow and Acorns Children’s Hospice.


Roll up for circus chaos

You know it’s nearly Christmas when Alvechurch Dramatic Society announces its bi-annual panto . . .


Barnt Green lights up!

Santa made a flying visit to St Andrew’s First School in Barnt Green to hear the plans for a new community event organised by the school and parish council.


Parish Green Belt U-turn

A proposed retirement complex close to the heart of Alvechurch has put the parish council in a spin over its Green Belt policy.


Save our stained glass

An historic church without stained glass would be almost unthinkable . . . but that could be the future for St Laurence Church in Alvechurch unless thousands of pounds can be raised to carry out urgent repairs to several of its windows.


New biography by Barnt Green author

Barnt Green author Steve Dunn has published his latest book about a controversial figure of World War I.


Day out on canal

A group of people from the Life After Stroke Centre in Bromsgrove enjoyed a canal boat trip organised by The Bromsgrove Lions Club and Anglo Welsh Waterway Holidays.


Golf aid for charities

A charity golf day at Blackwell Golf Club raised more than £8,000 for charitable causes.


Coffee coffer cups runneth over!

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .


Victory after 47 years

After years of battling in one of the toughest golf competitions in the region, a team from Kings Norton Golf Club, Alvechurch, has finally won the trophy.


Carter the goal machine

Alvechurch Lions U13 player Carter White enjoyed an exceptional goal scoring season in 2013–14.


Barnt Green on foot

The second Barnt Green Walk offered a chance to view the village’s beautiful surroundings on foot, and attracted not only local residents but also people from as far as Harborne and Lichfield.


Life at the Lawns

Residents at The Lawns care home in Alvechurch enjoyed a tea party on a sunny afternoon, with families and friends invited to join the fun.


Claim a calendar!

Our readers told us how much they loved the Village calendar we produced for 2013. . . so we’ve decided to do a different version this year!


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