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Late-date success!

Alvechurch’s annual Picnic in the Park reaped the rewards of being held later in the year as record crowds basked in warm sunshine.

Could you use a marquee?

If you’re seeking a party venue for September, Barnt Green Cricket Club could have the solution.

Paving way for piazza

Plans for a Piazza dell’Alvechurch could be resurrected as the village’s Neighbourhood Plan nears fruition.

A community hub

A report on Alvechurch Sports & Social Club by its vice president, Karl Farrell.

Trek to raise awareness

A village resident is to take part in an arduous trek across Oman in aid of Coppafeel, a charity that promotes early detection of breast cancer in young people. 

Tea with the Queen

Barnt Green parish councillor Judith Jagger was invited to attend a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, in recognition of her work in the community.

Hopwood misses out on crossing

Hopwood residents have been “sadly let down” by Bromsgrove planners, according to independent district councillor Charlie Hotham.

Post Office plans move

Post Office bosses are consulting with villagers over a proposed move of the Alvechurch branch into the planned Simply Fresh store in the village centre.

Gate policy to continue

Alvechurch parish councillors have decided to continue locking the gates to The Meadows playing fields when alerts of travellers looking for a new site in the area are received.

New Executive Officer

Blackwell resident Lisa Winterbourn has been announced as the new Executive Officer for Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council.

Station scheme draws a blank

A proposed scheme which could see volunteers looking after Barnt Green railway station has not proved as popular as the parish council hoped.

War memorial adopted

Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council has formally agreed to adopt the war memorial outside the Trinity Centre, as neither Lickey church nor Bromsgrove District Council were interested in doing so.

Traffic chaos to ease

Traffic chaos at the Bovis Homes temporary lights at Bordesley should be easing, site manager Richard Flanigan told Alvechurch parish councillors.

Guess the close-up (No. 4)

Village reader Mark Winson sent us some close-up images of interesting sights around Alvechurch – can you identify where this one is? 

Unexpected meeting on garden trip

Members of Finstall Cross WI had an unexpected encounter when they visited Thenford Gardens and Arboretum in Northamptonshire.

Colts aiming to win the league

Barnt Green Colts Under-14s Team (Year 9 from September 2017) is looking for players with Sunday league football experience who want to win the league next season.

Angels on an adventure

Members of Ark Angels WI enjoyed an exciting trip to Blackwell Adventure outdoor activity centre.

New path danger fears

Network Rail’s closure of two railway footpath crossings is still on the agenda for village parish councils.

Guess the close-up (No. 4): ANSWER

Did you guess correctly?


A much-missed tree that used to form a gateway to southern Alvechurch has been replaced, thanks to Alvechurch Village Society.




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