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Cross-border complication

Patients call for action over ‘hit and miss’ system.

New season of concerts begins

The first concert of Bromsgrove School Concert Club took place on October 22, 1963 with a piano recital by Nina Milkina.

Feast of folk to boost church appeal

The Stained Glass Windows Appeal at St Laurence Church in Alvechurch will get a major boost thanks to a special concert by a folk music icon.

Diverse art on display

Alvechurch Village Hall was filled with a diverse array of paintings, drawings and photographs as it hosted the fourth annual art exhibition by students from Pam’s Art Classes.

Fun in the sun at fete

Grosvenor House care home in Alvechurch couldn’t have picked a better day for its Summer Fete, sandwiched between two days of torrential rain.

Author’s summer success

Oakalls author Sue Watson is celebrating after her latest novel waltzed its way to the top of the book charts.

Here’s Vinny!

Nine-year-old Kali Lawton, of Alvechurch, was the latest winner of our monthly Vinny competition.

Finstall fundraisers

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Museum open days

The Alvechurch Historical Society Museum in School Lane is open to villagers on September 12 and 19 from 2.30-4.30pm.

Barnt Green bridge to reopen . . . at last

A main road route into Barnt Green was due to be reopened as The Village went to press.

Bungle halts speed watch

Village traffic campaigners have voiced their frustration after a planned speed enforcement programme had to be abandoned, blaming failures at the county council.

Movie magic in the great outdoors

The organisers of this month’s Barnt Green Outdoor Cinema weekend have released full details of the event, which takes place at Barnt Green Sports Club on September 4 and 5.

Party people plea

Village reader Vicki Stiles is encouraging villagers to help her raise money for two charities by attending a special bash in Lickey.

Villagers trapped in health ‘anomaly’

A patients’ group from Alvechurch medical centre is campaigning to raise awareness of a bizarre anomaly that’s causing difficulties for village residents needing treatment.

Barnt Green gardens to open for charity

Next summer may seem a long way off, but the organisers of a Barnt Green event want you to get the date in your diaries early!

Learn to save a life

Alvechurch residents are invited to come and learn how the village’s new defibrillator works.

I found Vinny!

Elaine Maughan, of Blackwell, was the latest winner of our monthly Vinny competition.

Solar power!

Bright sunshine rewarded the 60 or so cyclists who took part in the 18th annual charity cycle ride along the canal from Withy­bed Green in Alvechurch to Digliss Basin in Worcester.

Half-pipe plans

The removal of a recycling point at Tanyard Lane car park in Alvechurch prompted parish councillor Martin Ball to suggest the village’s mothballed skate ramp could be put there for youngsters to use over the summer.

Explore the neighbourhood

Residents of Lickey, Blackwell and Cofton Hackett are invited to join a Neighbourhood Plan event on Saturday September 12, exploring the footpaths, streets, buildings and landscapes to collect evidence for a historical environment survey.



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