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Government takes over major Bromsgrove planning decisions

Bromsgrove’s planning department has been put in special measures by the Government because it is too slow at dealing with applications.

Badgers burglar escapes with jewellery

A burglar stole jewellery from a Barnt Green home after breaking in at the back of the house on a gated community.

Claim a calendar!

Don’t forget that our Village 2015 calendars are now available - and to get your hands on one, all you need to do is show some support to your local traders.

Good news for ducks

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Christmas Concert for Primrose

The Primrose Choir presents a Christmas Concert on Friday December 12 at the Spadesbourne Suite, Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove.

Day of remembrance activities

Pupils at Alvechurch Middle School took part in a day of First World War-themed activities for Remembrance Day.

Wartime memories

St Andrew’s Church in Barnt Green held an exhibition of First World War memorabilia, lent by parishioners whose ancestors were involved in the conflict.

Meet the neighbours

Cofton Hackett Neighbourhood Watch, currently celebrating its 10th anniversary, held a Meet & Greet event for residents of the new housing development on the former MG Rover site.

Hannah joins the band

A young Alvechurch music fan got the chance to meet and perform with her favourite band thanks to the Make A Wish charity.

Green Belt decision delayed

Alvechurch Parish Council, which first supported in principle a retirement complex on Green Belt land beside the village cricket pitch, and then said it would decide in November whether its support was still forthcoming, has decided to wait until a planning application is made before declaring its position.

Creative call-up

Alvechurch villagers who like to “make things happen” in the community are being urged to meet similar creative-minded people at
an inaugural event this month.

Heritage under threat

Blackwell residents and parish councillors have launched a campaign to save one of the village’s most important Victorian houses.

Halloween fun at quiz

Teams who attend the weekly quiz at Bridley Moor & Batchley Social Club got into the Halloween spirit by dressing in spooky costumes.

Double raids in Alvechurch and Barnt Green

Police are appealing to the communities of Alvechurch and Barnt Green for information following two burglaries.

Remembrance exhibition

During this month of remembrance, Bromsgrove Library is hosting an exhibition entitled ‘Bromsgrove and the First World War Home Front’.

Sajid says it’s good to talk

Villagers will be able to have their say on local and national issues when Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid holds the UK’s first Parliamentary TeleForum.

WORDS welcomes National Poet of Wales

WORDS, the Bromsgrove group which promotes interest in the written and spoken word, presents a special appearance by Gillian Clarke, the National Poet of Wales.

Keeping memories safe

An Alvechurch family who lost their baby daughter earlier this year have launched a charity project in her name, aiming to bring comfort to other families who have suffered a similar loss.

Lost in translation

New dictation software used by the Alvechurch parish clerk is causing mirth among councillors.

Car park delay

Work on the car park at Alvechurch Station is going ahead, but will not be completed until the spring.



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