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Shining lights

Villagers in Alvechurch, Barnt Green, Lickey and Blackwell embraced the spirit of Christmas with a host of sparkling celebrations.

Villagers on screen

A short film involving plenty of local talent is now in production in the Village area.

Barnt Green ups stakes over lifts

Barnt Green Parish Council called an emergency meeting last month to raise its protest over the disabled lifts U-turn at the village station.

Let it snow!

December’s heavy snowfall meant playtime for kids – and lots of picturesque views.

Cycle shelter installed

A cycle shelter has been installed at Alvechurch Station by London Midland, in conjunction with Worcestershire County Council and co-ordinated by Alvechurch Parish Council.

Musical money

Alvechurch Community Choir presented a cheque for £453 to The Lounge café and youth centre during a carol singing session.

Ready to wassail

Villagers are invited to help ‘wake the trees’ at the mid-winter celebration hosted by Aelfgythe Border Morris.

Villagers rally round for Kieran

Villagers in Alvechurch have clubbed together to help a fellow resident to buy a new wheelchair.

Lost Notes find fame with debut album

Barnt Green singer/songwriter Oli Jobes and his band, The Lost Notes, have launched their debut album, Run Free Right Now

Churchyard danger plea

A village church is hoping to contact the descendants of people whose memorials have become unsafe in its graveyard.

Learn to save lives

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Vinny joins the council!

Alvechurch parish councillor Sue Lambert was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

Join the Walking Buddies

A new walking group was set up in Alvechurch recently by local residents Tony Brannon and Diana Ball.

Welcome to the Lodge

Burcot Grange care home held a launch party to open its new dementia care facility, Burcot Lodge. 

Hall is chosen charity

Hopwood Village Hall has been chosen by the Co-op in Alvechurch as one of its local charities for the next few months.

Plastic-free village

Alvechurch might become a plastic-free village after a resident contacted district councillor Kate Van Der Plank to suggest the idea.

Railing repair

Loose railings in Swan Street, Alvechurch, are to be repaired or replaced by the highways department after officers confirmed they were county council property.

Council’s signage pledge

Lickey and Blackwell parish councillors have agreed to make budgetary provision for extra signage on Dale Hill if there is inadequate funding from the county council.

Hall is Community Asset

Blackwell’s Methodist Hall has been declared a Community Asset.

Festive fun in Finstall

Finstall & Cofton Hackett WI hosted a Christmas Party at their December meeting in Finstall Village Hall.




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