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A walk down Memory Lane

Memory Lane, the group for those living with memory loss due to age, depression, stroke or dementia, held a very successful fundraiser outside The Lounge.

Busy Christmas for choir

Alvechurch Community Choir has planned a “Village Christmas”, performing in all sorts of locations in the run-up to the big day.

Get creative for charity

Lickey resident Verity Smith will be putting her creative side to good use this Christmas to raise money for worthy causes. 

Debate triumph

North Bromsgrove High School triumphed over Bromsgrove School in the annual Michael Holt Debate, sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of North Worcs and Bromsgrove.

Rising star

Barnt Green resident Lily Dobson was named Apprentice of the Year at Retail Week’s Rising Stars Awards.

Brownies’ adventure

10th Bromsgrove Brownies joined Worcestershire’s County Centenary Celebration at Blackwell Adventure.

Fun at Finstall school

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Win a Vinny mug!

Joan Baker, of Barnt Green, was the latest winner of our monthly Vinny competition.

Books for history fans

For a Christmas gift for the person who has everything, how about a book on the history of Alvechurch and its surrounding villages?

Tale of horror in the Lickey Hills

A former resident of Rednal has given the Village area a starring role in his debut novel.

Learning to save lives

Villagers in Alvechurch, Lickey and Blackwell have been receiving training on the use of new community public access defibrillators.

Recognition for Rob

Alvechurch parish caretaker Rob Watkin has received recognition for his work in fostering.

Help for villages

District Councillor Charlie Hotham told the Alvechurch and Barnt Green Parish Council meetings that Bromsgrove District Council is to appoint a new Regeneration Manager, responsible not only for the town centre but for outlying villages too.

Plea to reopen rail line footpath

Network Rail has been accused of scaremongering to keep the pedestrian crossing over the rail line at Cofton Hackett closed for more than six months.

A visit from Twiggy

Crowds jostled to get a glimpse of Twiggy as she officially opens the new Marks & Spencer superstore at Longbridge.

Blackwell street is best

Linthurst Newtown in Blackwell has been declared the most family-friendly place to live in and around Birmingham.

20mph village speed appeal

A petition calling for 20mph speed limits throughout the villages of Alvechurch parish has been gathering names online.

Save the date for 2016 Picnic

Organisers of the now-annual Alvechurch Picnic in the Park have already announced the date of next year’s revels: Sunday May 1, 2016.

Respect & remembrance

Children from Alvechurch Middle School placed poppy crosses at the war memorial on Bear Hill during the annual ceremony on Remembrance Day.

Decision on Fiery Hill is deferred

The decision on whether a Barnt Green road junction must be moved has been deferred for further traffic figures.



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