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Villagers face long walk as works begin

With the big Barnt Green road closure in January already causing concerns for motorists, it is now becoming clear that pedestrians could have to take a very long walk to reach the village.

Village loses a treasure

There is a silent space in the centre of Alvechurch where for many years there awaited a loud and hearty greeting.

Town photographers retain trophy

For the second year running, Bromsgrove Photographic Society has retained the Midland Bank Trophy. 

Rewards of volunteering

Citizens Advice is calling for volunteers who can help make a difference to the lives of people in their community.

Parking peril

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Deliver The Village !

If you’re over 13 years old, and reliable, with an email address and bank account, you can join the waiting list for our delivery team.

We want your photos!

Are you planning to attend the annual mummers play and Morris dancing extravaganza in Alvechurch on New Year’s Day? If so, we’d love to see some of your photos!

Band entertain at Fair

Alvechurch skiffle band The 6-5 Specials performed at Bromsgrove’s first Pensioners Fair, hosted at the council building by MP Sajid Javid.

Raffle raises £600

The Alvechurch Knit & Natter group welcomed Emma Dowler, a community fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society, to their Christmas lunch at Alvechurch Village Hall.

Kind-hearted collectors

Pupils from St Andrew’s First School in Barnt Green helped to fill shoeboxes for needy children in Romania through Operation Christmas Child.

Festival date set

The date for the 2017 Lickey Festival has been confirmed as Sunday June 11.

First draft of Plan underway

A draft proposal of the Lickey & Blackwell Neighbourhood Development Plan should be ready for residents to view in March.

Cookery queen calls in

Well-known chef and author Prue Leith was the star of the show when a group of village WIs held a special meeting in Alvechurch.

Join the adventure!

If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to give something back to your community, what could be more rewarding than to help young people develop life skills through a host of fun activities?

Drains pose flood risk

Barnt Green parish councillor Edwin Gumbley has undertaken a review of the village’s drains in the light of concerns that blockages could cause flooding.

Christmas crackers!

With all sorts of events going on, the festive spirit was certainly alive and kicking in Blackwell, Lickey, Alvechurch and Barnt Green.

‘Dogs on leads’ request vetoed

Barnt Green parish councillors have decided not to make owners keep dogs on leads in the village’s public playing fields.

New date for Picnic

The organisers of the annual Alvechurch Parish Picnic in the Park are gearing up for another year of fun and games on The Meadows.

Jake wins a Vinny!

20-month-old Jake Osborn, of Alvechurch, was delighted to win a Mini Vinny in our competition!

Finnley’s fantastic tale

Alvechurch youngster Finnley Siembab has had his creative skills rewarded with publication in a book of stories by schoolchildren.




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