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Election victory for Charlie

The results are in – and Independent candidate Charlie Hotham is now Alvechurch’s representative at Worcestershire County Council.

Concert band’s charity gig

Blackwell Concert Band will take to the stage in Bromsgrove this Saturday, May 6, to raise funds for Mission Morogoro.

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A load of rubbish!

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Library seeks volunteers

Alvechurch Library is looking for young, enthusiastic volunteers aged from 11-24 years to help with this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Brass in pocket after charity gig

Organisers of a charity event for the Alzheimer’s Society were so pleased with its success that they are planning a repeat later this year.

Easter sale success

The Alvechurch Library Crafty Ladies held a fantastic Easter Craft Sale once again, with lots of handmade gifts and bunting.

Burcot lunch is fit for a Queen!

Burcot Grange Care Home celebrated the Queen’s 91st birthday by inviting friends to join the residents for a three-course luncheon, a flower-arranging demonstration, and afternoon tea and cakes.

I’ve won a Vinny!

Eight-year-old Ebony-Rose Parker, of Hopwood, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

Welcome to world of work

Pupils at Alvechurch Middle School gained an insight into the world of work during a Careers Day.

Green Belt bites back

The battle to stop a Birmingham land-grab across our borders into the Green Belt could be boosted by the initiative of the district councillor for Barnt Green and Hopwood.

Guess the close-up (No. 2)

Village reader Mark Winson sent us some close-up images of interesting sights around Alvechurch.

Village gears up for motor-fest

Barnt Green Parish Council has confirmed that its Motor Festival will definitely go ahead on Sunday July 2. More than 50 vehicles owned by local residents will be on display in Hewell Road from 2pm–5pm.  

We are the champions!

It’s party time for Alvechurch FC, who were crowned league champions with one match to spare.

It’s picnic party time!

It’s nearly here: Alvechurch Parish Picnic in the Park takes place on Sunday May 28 and organisers hope it will be as spectacular as ever, with new and exciting additions to the usual line up of entertainment, stalls and fun for everyone.

Choir concert cash boost

A benefit concert held by Alvechurch Community Choir has raised more than £1,200 through ticket and refreshment sales, a raffle and donations.

‘Finn’ on paw patrol

West Midlands Police has named a new member of its dog squad in honour of young Alvechurch fundraiser Finlay Church, whose ambition was to become a policeman.

Resident points the finger

A resident of Oakdene Drive has pointed the finger at parish councillors and villagers alike for not taking sufficient care of Barnt Green.

Church funding row is back on agenda

Barnt Green parish councillors are still discussing funding for churchyard maintenance at St Michael’s in Cofton Hackett, after Coun Charlie Hotham was approached by residents who say St Michael’s is as much part of Barnt Green as St Andrew’s.




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