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Alvechurch reignites

Alvechurch Alight! will fill village streets with people next autumn if plans for its revival are successful.

Party people plea

Village reader Vicki Stiles is encouraging villagers to help her raise money for two charities by attending a special bash in Lickey.

Host families needed

Could you welcome a French student into your home for two weeks?

Annual show proves popular

Rowney Green Horticultural Society held its 73rd Annual Flower & Produce Show at the Peace Hall as usual.

Village hall gets a toilet makeover

Hopwood Village Hall’s makeover continues with the latest update to the 100-year-old building: smart new toilet facilities.

Twinning cash rolls in

A village youngster has been busy raising funds to help improve sanitation in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Council joins 21st century

Alvechurch Parish Council has decided to increase the use of its Facebook page to communicate with parishioners.

Bunny’s name will live on

The campaign to honour Wilfred “Bunny” Burnham, the young New Zealand airman who died in a wartime Wellington bomber crash in Wythall, has come to fruition with four new roads set to be named after him.

News round-up

A call to police saying there had been a terror attack in Warbank Close, Alvechurch, turned out to have been prompted by the effects of operating a tumble dryer next to a gas main, according to PC Simon Albutt.

Crossing consultation

Plans for a pedestrian crossing near the schools in Alvechurch should be put on public display, residents were told by Alvechurch parish councillors.

Sexual assault in Alvechurch

Police were continuing to investigate a sexual assault at knifepoint on an 18-year-old woman in George Road, Alvechurch.

Tributes to council chairman

Barnt Green Parish Council held a minute’s silence in memory of their chairman, John Jagger, who had died the previous week.

Film nominated

An Alvechurch couple have been nominated for a Royal Television Society Award.

Fun day out for animal-lovers

For the fourth year running, the Jinney Ring craft centre in Hanbury played host to the charity event Animals R Magic, which raised £4,900 for The Cinnamon Trust.

Promotion party

Alvechurch & Hopwood Cricket Club is celebrating promotion to the Worcestershire 2nd Division after an exciting season finale at Himbleton.

Golfers’ big score

MP Sajid Javid lent his support to the Rotary Club of North Worcestershire’s 15th Annual Charity Golf Day at Blackwell Golf Club.

Still paddling to the platform

The car park at Alvechurch Station will be a lake for another winter.

Path closure pressure

Barnt Green councillors are going to keep the pressure on rail bosses over the closure of a popular footpath between Cofton Hackett and their village.

Park strife over Fusion

Cofton Hackett residents have expressed their concerns over the state of Cofton Park in the wake of the recent Fusion Festival.

Festive date

The Barnt Green Christmas lights switch-on will be on Friday December 4.



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