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Derelict bridge fears

Village canal enthusiasts have raised concerns over the safety of a derelict bridge in Alvechurch.

What a weekend we had!

The second Barnt Green Weekender saw a ‘full tent’ at Barnt Green Sports Club as revellers enjoyed two nights of film-inspired fun.

Dancing in the rain!

Blackwell’s first Music Festival was a big hit despite the weather, with performances from a variety of local musicians.

Foul behaviour!

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Foodbank collection

Alvechurch Library is a designated collection point for Redditch Foodbank, set up to help families in crisis in the Redditch area.

Library volunteer needed

Another volunteer is needed to deliver library books to housebound people in Barnt Green and Alvechurch.

Flower society takes Tea at the Ritz

“Tea at the Ritz” was the theme for Rosehill Flower Arrangement Society’s Annual Luncheon.

Conservation site on display

A Heritage Open Weekend at the Tardebigge Lime Kilns site attracted visitors from as far away as Toddington and Sussex.

Feats of endurance

A charity event in Rowney Green offers the chance to hear about the achievements of two local sportsmen.

Junior golf champs

Young golfers at Kings Norton Golf Club, Alvechurch, celebrated being crowned West Midlands Junior League champions.

Charity score

The 16th Rotary Club of North Worcestershire charity golf day held at Blackwell Golf Club raised almost £10,000 to help local and international charities.

Request denied

Barnt Green Parish Council voted not to grant money to St Michael’s Church in Cofton Hackett after a heated debate.

Complaints rise

There had been 54 complaints about noise and smells at Mayfield Farm in Hopwood, since March, Alvechurch Parish Council heard.

Howdy, champs!

Philippa Fieldson and Martyn Langston were the heroes of an autumn ‘American’ tournament at Barnt Green Tennis Club.

Bags of help

St Andrew’s First School in Barnt Green has been shortlisted to receive a grant for an outdoor learning area through the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Picnic benefits Lounge

Organisers of the annual Alvechurch Picnic in the Park (PITP) presented a cheque for £550 raised at this year’s event to representatives of Alvechurch Communities Together (ACT), which runs The Lounge youth project and café in the village.

New crossing unveiled

It was touch and go, with the finishing touches being completed on a Sunday, but a new crossing outside the Alvechurch schools was ready for use in time for pupils’ first day back.

Sister act

Alvechurch sisters Summer and Jessica Smith, aged six, were the latest winners of a Mini Vinny in our competition.

Parish ponders drone ban

The flying of drones may be outlawed at The Meadows playing fields in Alvechurch.

Have your say on the future

A booklet updating residents on the Neighbourhood Parish Plan has been dropping through the doors of homes across Alvechurch parish.



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