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Tuesday September 18 2018

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Parking plight plea

Villagers are being asked to come up with ideas that could solve the growing parking problems across Alvechurch.


Mystery of the Lickey latch

Churchwardens in Lickey are baffled by the disappearance and return of the latch on the gate to the cemetery extension.


Carve or craft a pumpkin

The second Alvechurch Pumpkin Festival will take place on Saturday October 27 in the Village Hall.


Hall helpers needed

Villagers are getting behind plans for a new village hall in Cofton Hackett by volunteering their skills to get the project off the ground.


Three walks to choose from

Barnt Green Parish Council holds its annual Community Walk on Saturday September 22.


Playtime at Meadows

The Meadows in Alvechurch has been full of kids, old and young, since the installation of new play and exercise equipment over the summer.


Stolen plant returned

A memorial garden to Alvechurch youngster Finlay Church was planted earlier this year by the paddling pool in The Meadows and is being nurtured by retired director of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Philip Aubury.


Post Office in limbo

The future of Alvechurch Post Office is still in limbo after plans for a Simply Fresh grocery store at 14 The Square were turned down on appeal.


Council vacancies

Barnt Green Parish Council was left with two vacancies after the resignations of Sam Harris and Jenny Jellie.


Lack of bins leads to litter

A lack of waste bins on the Parker’s Piece playing field in Barnt Green led to litter problems during the summer heatwave.


Guard of honour for Kay

What seemed like the whole of Barnt Green turned out to say farewell to Kay Cholmondeley when she retired as head of St Andrew’s First School after 20 years.


Chris has left the building

The Lawns residential home in Alvechurch waved goodbye to some long-serving members of staff at a garden party.


Horseplay in the hills

Now in its third year, the Lickey Hills Bilberry Wake has been revived to commemorate a time when real horses were raced for competition.


New season starts

With the new season commencing in September, the junior section of Kings Norton Rugby Club started pre-season training in August.


Waiting for the rain to fall

This scene would normally be mostly water, perhaps with a sailing dinghy or two skipping across the surface while anglers watch their floats from the shore.


Hannah wins a Vinny – at last!

Eleven-year-old Hannah Dale, of Alvechurch, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition – having been entering for more than two years!


Music on the lawn

After nearly two months without rain, a few showers couldn’t dampen the spirit of residents and friends of Burcot Grange, who enjoyed a “Jazz on the Lawn” garden party.


Artist in good company

Barnt Green artist Alexander Rhys is to have his work featured in an exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London, alongside artists including Banksy.


Football book aims to enthuse young readers

A Bromsgrove resident has published his first book after it found favour with his own children.


Historical tale

Alvechurch skiffle musician John Davies has turned his hand to writing, with the first in a planned series called The Belshaw Chronicles.


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