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Village Brides!

There’ll be a special wedding feature in the August issue of The Village magazine – and we’d love to include some pictures of your special day.

Local legend’s musical legacy

Local legend and business entrepreneur Douglas Clark has used proceeds from his recent book to benefit children at his former school.

Challenge completed!

Students and staff from Hunter’s Hill Technology College in Blackwell are celebrating the completion of a triathlon challenge.

School superstars

Children at St Andrew’s First School in Barnt Green were inspired by their teacher to help raise money for charity.

Help Rachel to help Nathalie

A Barnt Green resident who recently survived breast cancer is raising funds so that a Togolese woman with the same disease can have life-saving treatment.

Vinny winner

Kate Roberts, of Rednal, was the latest winner of our monthly Vinny competition – with a little help from three-year-old daughter Paige, who enjoyed meeting the real Vinny!

The magic of animals

Animal charity Cinnamon Trust invites you to a special fundraising event in Hanbury on Sun July 19.

Try your hand at carving stone

Forge Mill Museum and Apollo Community Arts are offering the opportunity to learn how to carve stone in a special two-day workshop.

Young talent makes debut

St Andrew’s Church in Barnt Green (B45 8NR) will once again host the Sinfonia of Birmingham on Sat July 11 at 7.30pm for an evening of orchestral music.

Lucky for some

Alvechurch resident Pam Davies found the number 13 was lucky for her as she won £7,500 on game show Deal or No Deal.

Digital volunteer sought

Alvechurch Historical Society is looking for a volunteer who would like to help scan some of its many interesting documents into a safe digital format.

Bus shelter request

Villagers are requesting a bus shelter at the corner of Old Rectory Lane in Alvechurch.

Skatepark wanted by teens

A skatepark is what young Alvechurch teenagers would like to see in the village.

Table toppers

Alvechurch & Hopwood Cricket Club’s 1st XI are celebrating being top of the Worcestershire County League Division 3, having enjoyed a great season so far.

Celebration of classical music

The Orchestra of St John’s fourth annual MusicFest takes place in St John’s Church, Bromsgrove over the weekend of July 18 and 19.

Tree reprieve

As building work quickly changes forever the fields at the entrance to Barnt Green, one landmark tree has been left standing even though little life remains in its boughs.

Phoenix rises at Hopwood rendering plant

The prospect of large-scale rendering of animal parts yards from Hopwood homes is back on the agenda, but operations are unlikely to start “for some time”.

Village hall to boost Cofton

Cofton Hackett villagers are to benefit from a new hall to bring their growing community together.

Boats & beer

Celebrating our canal’s bicentenary with a day of fun in the sun.

County Council is ‘disorganised’

The chairman of Alvechurch Parish Council says the county council is “disorganised when dealing with matters in parishes”.



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