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New Beaver colony

6th Bromsgrove Scout Group has launched a new Beaver Scout Colony in Catshill.

Crafty Ladies sell their handiwork

Members of the Crafty Ladies group, which meets in Alvechurch Library, are selling their handiwork in an Easter Sale at the venue.

Can you find Vinny?

Say hello to Vinny, the newest member of the Village team. . . he was created by Cynthia Lawton of the Alvechurch Knit & Natter group and sold in support of The Lounge.

Sinfonia offers youth and experience

The Midland Sinfonia presents two musical offerings this month, starting with a diverse evening’s entertainment from the Holborne Brass Ensemble.

More tip misery for residents

Lickey and Marlbrook residents face more lorries thundering past their homes after an expert engineer said even more material must be imported to make the former Marlbrook Tip safe.

Must-see concert for music fans

The award-winning Orchestra of St John opens its fourth season on Saturday March 7 with a performance of Handel’s Messiah in St John’s Church, Bromsgrove.

Bridge danger

One year on from a hair-raising accident that left a lorry teetering off the edge of Callow Hill Road, Alvechurch, the danger spot remains unrepaired and protected only by a flimsy temporary barrier.

Plan to improve school access

A new scheme to improve pedestrian access to the schools in Alvechurch is being put forward.

28 new homes for Alvechurch

Work could begin on 28 new homes in Alvechurch this summer, the parish council heard.

Let’s vote party-free

Villagers who want to make a difference in their communities are being urged to stand as independent candidates in the Bromsgrove District Council elections in May.

Plea to clean up Alvechurch ‘lake’

Councillors are keeping up pressure on Network Rail to carry out the promised drainage of the “Lake of Alvechurch” at the revamped rail station.

Foot crossing ‘safety risk’

Network Rail has outlined its ideas for dealing with the “yellow brick road” foot crossings over the railway line at Blackwell, Cofton Hackett and Vigo.

Un-poplar cut

A prominent avenue of poplar trees has been felled in Alvechurch, despite efforts by tree officers to save them.

Green belt still tight

Growing anticipation that a Green Belt review is imminent in the Village area has been quashed by district planners.

Chocks away, Dad!

Father-and-daughter airline pilots found themselves sharing a cockpit for the first time after being paired together by “pure chance”.

Cycle champion

An Alvechurch teenager is enjoying continued success in the world of cycling.

Club has a lot to offer

Alvechurch & Hopwood Cricket Club will have a total of six weekend sides playing in the Worcestershire and Cotswold Hills Leagues this season.

Coaching young talent

With women’s football becoming ever more popular, young girls are increasingly keen to get involved in the game – and although a few schools do now provide footballing opportunities for female pupils, it’s great to enhance this with some expert coaching.

Beauty with a purpose

An Alvechurch teenager is hoping to be crowned Miss Birmingham 2015 and raise money for a good cause at the same time.

Cyclist seriously injured on A441

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was seriously injured on the A441 between Alvechurch and Hopwood.



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