Friday July 20 2018

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Seeking Sheila

A Village reader is seeking a childhood friend, who is now believed to live in Alvechurch.

Parish aims to be ready with its own plan

Barnt Green is to revisit its Neighbourhood Plan preparations to ensure the parish is ready to deal with future house-building pressures.

Swans walk

The family of swans featured in our June magazine, including our “cover cob”, have been on the move once more.

Finstall funds defibrillator

Bromsgrove MP and Home Secretary Sajid Javid officially unveiled the new public access defibrillator at Finstall Village Hall.

Danger bridge to go at last

After years of pressure from The Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society and Alvechurch Parish Council, the Canal & River Trust (CRT) has finally agreed to demolish the derelict bridge on the “dead arm” of the canal at Alvechurch.

Have your say on plan

Villagers in Lickey, Blackwell and Cofton Hackett can have their say on the parishes’ future by commenting on a draft of the joint Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP), which is out for consultation until July 16.

Raising the pollen count

Barnt Green is embracing an initiative to protect pollinating insects and their habitats.

‘Transparency’ plea

Independent councillors are calling for the review of Bromsgrove’s local plan to be halted while fears of a “perceived conflict of interest” are investigated.

100 reasons to celebrate

Family and friends gathered at Alvechurch Sports & Social Club to help Vera Palmer, a long-time resident of Alvechurch, celebrate reaching her 100th birthday.

It’s a snip . . . for £3,200!

A well-known Alvechurch resident has raised £3,200 for a children’s charity by having her long hair cut.

Julie lifts Euro title for a second time

Cofton Hackett resident Julie Davis has retained her title at the European Powerlifting Championships, breaking four British and two European records.

Fresh veg for all in village scheme

A group of volunteers aiming to bring the community together by growing and sharing fresh produce are hoping to expand the scheme in Alvechurch.

Car crime in Cofton

PC Marc Ginder, the new beat manager for Hagley and Rubery, has reminded residents to ensure their vehicles are secure after a number of attempted break-ins in Cofton Hackett and Rednal.

Concern over ‘near misses’

Residents in Alvechurch have expressed concerns that children as young as three years old are playing unsupervised in the streets around Hollington Road.

Barrier a step closer

The planned height restriction barrier for The Meadows in Alvechurch is set to go ahead.

Where is June?

Alvechurch parish councillors continue to ask for updates on district councillor June Griffiths.

Division over bike rack

Parish councillors in Lickey & Blackwell are still divided over the idea of installing a cycle rack, a bench or bollards outside the Trinity Centre to deter motorists from parking next to the horse trough.

Parking appeal

Lickey Community Group asked parish councillors to help in appealing to Bromsgrove District Council for a police presence outside Lickey Hills Primary School.

Plastics phased out

Single-use plastics are to be phased out by both Worcestershire County Council and Bromsgrove District Council.

Hannah meets Vinny!

Hannah Gorton, aged 23 months, of Barnt Green, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.




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