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Logo plea to all ages

This month sees the launch of the latest Alvechurch Picnic in the Park logo competition – and this year it is open to all residents of Alvechurch parish, not just schoolchildren. 


Once again, Alvechurch Baptist Church was filled with trees decorated by village groups on the theme of a Christmas carol.

News year in the rain

Despite the filthy weather on New Year’s Day, the hardy Morris dancers and mummers of Alvechurch welcomed 2017 with their annual revels outside The Crown Inn and in The Square.

Latest naval tale

Barnt Green author Steve Dunn has released a new book, adding to his previous tales of First World War naval campaigns with the story of the Dover Patrol.

Boost for tower fund

The Bromsgrove Society has boosted a church’s rebuilding fund with a donation of £3,000.

Matthew meets Vinny

Seven-year-old Matthew Holmes, of Barnt Green, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition!

Festive food collections

The girls and boys of Otters Scout Group in Bromsgrove donated boxes of food items to local charity Newstarts as part of a reverse advent calendar.

Lake view

Here’s a winter view over the natural beauty of Cofton Lake.

Mayfield meeting offered

Hopwood and Barnt Green district councillor Charlie Hotham is hoping a meeting including him and Alvechurch parish chairman Andy Humphries along with Worcestershire Regulatory Services over Mayfield Farm, Hopwood, will go ahead this month.

Tributes to parish clerk

Parish councillors in Alvechurch paid tribute to the contribution made to village life by their clerk for more than 10 years, Yvonne Goode, who died in December.

Concern over building plans

Plans to demolish Bear Hill House and build three new houses on the site above the village green in Alvechurch should be refused because the scheme would be “at odds” with the neighbouring Conservation Area, according to Brom­sgrove’s Conservation Officer.

Station upgrade at last?

Hopes have been raised that the car park at Alvechurch Station may be drained, resurfaced and marked out, as was intended during its upgrade.

Villager solves dog bin bother

A Barnt Green resident who complained about dog mess being dumped in the village has taken the initiative by arranging the installation of a new bin.

Bike rack installed

Barnt Green now boasts a village bike rack, located outside the Happy Valley takeaway on Hewell Road.

Morris tradition challenge

The Alvechurch Morris opted to maintain a low profile after they were forced to abandon a New Year dance in Birmingham city centre.

Help parish pick play equipment

Alvechurch villagers are to be asked to help their parish council choose new equipment for The Meadows.

French students seek host families

Host families in the Village area are required for the third annual visit by a large group of young French students.

Huge turnout for new WI

Barnt Green’s new WI attracted almost 80 women to its first official meeting at the village’s Baptist Church.

Pupils dig in for future

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

The yellow poppy

The dull days of winter in Alvechurch have been brightened by the arrival of a bright yellow Mk2 Ford Escort on the village streets after a resident won the car in a competition.




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