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Adam meets Vinny!

Seven-year-old Adam McClure, of The Parklands, Bromsgrove, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.


New novel describes epic journey

Rednal author Terry Walsh (writing as Jack Walsh) has published his second novel.


Follow Easter art trail

Independent businesses in Barnt Green are hosting a free Easter Art Trail in April, organised by St Andrew’s Church in Barnt Green and St Michael’s in Cofton Hackett.


Guess the close-up: ANSWER

Did you guess correctly?


Village shops shuffle

It’s going to be like musical chairs among the shops in the centre of Alvechurch as the village takes on a more modern feel.


Audience is the jury in courtroom comedy

Alvechurch Dramatic Society presents Mr Grimwhip’s Sandwiches: a Post-Truth Courtroom Comedy With Serious Bits, from Thurs May 11 to Sat May 13 in Alvechurch Village Hall.


Win trophies for your footie team

Barnt Green business The Locker Room is offering the opportunity for one local football team to win 12 trophies for its end-of-season presentation night.


Guess the close-up

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


Lounge plea for helpers

The Lounge community café and youth club in Alve-church has issued an appeal for more volunteers as it grows in popularity.


Charity aims for £1m

A charity event in Finstall is hoping to take its fundraising over the £1 million mark in its 29th year.


Five-year plan for hall

Exciting plans are afoot for Alvechurch Village Hall, as a new management committee takes the reins.


A runaway success

Village running group the Barnt Green Chuggers have teamed up with Barnt Green Parish Council to organise a fun run on Sunday May 7.


Blackwell speed check

Data cables are to be used to record the speed of traffic on Dale Hill in Blackwell.


New location for hall

Cofton Hackett’s new village hall will now be located at the entrance of East Works Drive.


Drone ban denied

Drones will not be banned from Alvechurch parish’s three playing fields after the council voted to review its position in 12 months.


‘Natural’ traffic calming

Yellow road lines should not be repainted after forthcoming resurfacing in Alvechurch village centre, parish councillor Martin Ball suggested.


Cypher’s return

Former Alvechurch parish chairman John Cypher has returned to the council after stepping down at the 2015 elections.


Picture this

A large picture of the district council member for Alvechurch Ward, Roger Smith, was included in the meeting pack for Alvechurch parish councillors.


Stars line up for charity

An exciting day of football and fun will raise money for a charity set up by an Alvechurch family.


New clerk, new office

New parish clerk Tammy Williams and Assistant Clerk Wendy Carney have moved into the new Alvechurch Parish Council office in George Road.


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