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Art on display in Alvechurch

An exhibition by Alvechurch art students takes place at the Village Hall from July 24-26. It will be open on the Thursday and Friday from 10am until 6pm and on the Saturday from 10am until 5pm – and entry is free!


Barnt Green home raids linked

Two Barnt Green homes were targeted by burglars on the same afternoon and police believe the incidents may be linked.


Race to save historic Redditch building

A community group is urging local people to get involved in a campaign to save a historic Redditch building from the bulldozers.


Church to commemorate WWI

St Andrew’s Church in Barnt Green is to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War with a number of events this year.


Village voodoo

Philip Aubury, former director of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, managed to get a large “voodoo lily” in his garden at Hill Cottage, Scarfield Hill, to flower bang on time for Alvechurch Open Gardens.


Triathlon for Kenya kids

A Bromsgrove man is taking on his first triathlon to raise money for a children’s home in Kenya.


Young explorer off to Himalayas

Many youngsters look forward to a relaxing holiday after their A-levels, but one Barnt Green teenager will be taking a trip with a difference when he joins an expedition to the Himalayas.


Team BG’s big ride

Three Barnt Green cyclists have raised £8,250 for Cure Leukaemia for Kids by riding from John O’Groats to Land’s End.


Stars show support

Sports stars and friends enjoyed a night of fundraising at Barnt Green’s Deedar Indian Restaurant when Dougie Brown, Warwickshire County Cricket Club’s Director of Cricket, hosted an event in support of The Brain Tumour Charity. 


Fun of the festival

Bromsgrove Festival is on until July 20, encompassing all sorts of events ranging from exhibitions to concerts and theatre performances as well as free family entertainment.


Secretary wanted

Alvechurch Village Hall Management Committee is looking for a new secretary.


Animal magic in Hanbury

The Cinnamon Trust animal charity holds a special ‘Animals R Magic’ event at the Jinney Ring Craft Centre in Hanbury (B60 4BT) on Sun July 20 from 11am to 5pm.


Councillor in a supporting role

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .


Ska and scooters

The Suited & Booted Festival in Alvechurch was enjoyed by many people once again, despite wet weather!


Orchestra’s MusicFest

The Orchestra of St John presents its annual MusicFest as part of Bromsgrove Festival, with three exciting concerts in St John’s Church, Bromsgrove.


Ken’s boost for local arts scene

A new arts initiative founded by an Alvechurch resident is set to bring a host of exciting events to the local area.


Walkers raise £2,000 for the boys

A group of friends who took part in a 40-mile walk have raised almost £2,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.


Junior golfers shine

The top prizes in a prestigious golf tournament open to juniors across the Midlands held by an Alvechurch club were all won by lads with plenty of local knowledge.


The vision for our village

The Alvechurch Neighbourhood Plan steering group wants to hear more villagers’ views.


Bag it and bin it

Paws Here Dog Grooming and Hopwood Veterinary Centre have joined forces to provide a new dog waste bin for a popular area of the Lickey Hills.


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