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MP hosts jobs fair in Bromsgrove

Village residents looking for work will have an opportunity to meet potential employers at a jobs fair hosted by Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid.

Appeal after Barnt Green break-in

Police are appealing to Barnt Green residents for information after another burglary in the village.

New appeal for witnesses to Rose Hill crash

West Mercia Police are trying to trace two potential witnesses to the fatal collision on Rose Hill in Lickey on Wednesday January 7.

Computer volunteers wanted

Alvechurch Library is a busy, lively, community focused library in the heart of Worcestershire. It is looking for a volunteer to help support and teach basic computer skills to people in the community.

You could help send Felix to university

Two Barnt Green residents are appealing for donations to help send a Malawian orphan to university.

Festive fun in Finstall

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Reprieve for Wadderton

As The Village went to press, it looked as if Wadderton Conference Centre – scheduled for demolition on December 20 – had been granted a stay of execution.

Rail work to close roads

Blackwell and Barnt Green residents are steeling themselves for months of traffic disruption as electrification work takes place on the railway line through the villages.

All signed up

Villagers celebrated Neighbourhood Watch signs going up in Latimer Road, Branden Road and Rose Avenue, Alvechurch, after waiting almost a year for permission from Worcestershire County Council.

Missing you, June

Alvechurch Parish Council wrote to Conservative Party chiefs in Bromsgrove and the leader of Worcestershire County Council to express concerns about their county councillor, it has been revealed.

Raffle raises cash for Lounge

BBC radio and TV presenter Joanne Malin was on hand to draw the winning tickets in a fundraising raffle held at The Lounge in Alvechurch.

Christmas comes to the villages

Santa made special pre-Christmas appearances in Barnt Green, Blackwell and Lickey to help villagers get the festivities underway.

Council’s tip failure

The local government watchdog has found Bromsgrove District Council failed residents after investigating a villager’s complaint over Marlbrook Tip.

Government takes over major Bromsgrove planning decisions

Bromsgrove’s planning department has been put in special measures by the Government because it is too slow at dealing with applications.

Badgers burglar escapes with jewellery

A burglar stole jewellery from a Barnt Green home after breaking in at the back of the house on a gated community.

Claim a calendar!

Don’t forget that our Village 2015 calendars are now available - and to get your hands on one, all you need to do is show some support to your local traders.

Good news for ducks

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Christmas Concert for Primrose

The Primrose Choir presents a Christmas Concert on Friday December 12 at the Spadesbourne Suite, Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove.

Day of remembrance activities

Pupils at Alvechurch Middle School took part in a day of First World War-themed activities for Remembrance Day.

Wartime memories

St Andrew’s Church in Barnt Green held an exhibition of First World War memorabilia, lent by parishioners whose ancestors were involved in the conflict.



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