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Lights of Longbridge

The second Longbridge Light Festival was extremely well attended on a wonderfully clear evening, with lots to see and do.


Join the Scouting adventure!

Can you build a den? Do you enjoy being in the outdoors?


Signing up for sponsorship

The signs are looking good for an Alvechurch youth team thanks to a kit sponsorship deal with major Birmingham firm Hollywood Monster.


Spooky celebrations

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .


Coffee morning for Katy

Mothers from Lickey Hills Primary School who are fund-raising for a fellow mum’s cancer treatment are hosting another coffee morning in December.


Festival trees shine again

The time is almost here! From Sunday December 11 to Sunday December 18, Alvechurch Baptist Church will be lit up with Christmas trees, decorated through the words of a carol by organisations and groups from around the village.


Win a Vinny for Christmas!

Seven-year-old Scarlet Powell, of Alvechurch, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our competition!


Teens tackle food poverty

Members of a Barnt Green church youth group explain how they are helping those in need at Christmas.


Silent reflection

Alvechurch villagers observed the two-minute silence on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.


Behind the ‘blockade’

The Barnt Green to Bromsgrove rail corridor is now “electrification-ready” after a 12-day closure, with a full timetable of increased services due to begin in May 2018.


Frustration over tip talks

Frustration over the lack of progress in resolving the Marlbrook Tip debacle continues after Bromsgrove District Council cancelled the latest meeting to update residents.


Sam squashes all-comers

Cofton Hackett squash star Sam Osborne-Wylde proved he’s at the top of his game by winning the British Junior Squash Championships in the Under 13 age group.


Disease outbreak on Lickeys

The Lickeys have been hit by a new outbreak of the fungal disease phytophthora that could devastate the country park if left unchecked.


Dogs on leads proposal

Barnt Green Parish Council is to reconsider a plea to make owners keep their dogs on leads on the public playing fields in the village.


Clash over memorial garden

Blackwell First School has proposed that Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council takes over the maintenance of Jen’s Place, the memorial garden in the field opposite the school.   


Light stars

Five St Andrew’s First School pupils received certificates for winning a Barnt Green Parish Council competition to have their designs made into Christmas lights for the village, judged and funded by Cala Homes.


Diversion plea to motorists

Villagers have been urged to be considerate to fellow residents as they find routes around major road closures due to begin in Barnt Green in the New Year.


The bin inspectors

Bromsgrove District Council will soon be rummaging through villagers’ green bins in a bid to improve the way we recycle rubbish, according to a local district councillor.


Nicola books her place

Nicola Cocker has been appointed library manager for Alvechurch and Wythall, after Alyson Williams retired in the summer.


Skiffle for Pudsey

Alvechurch skiffle group The 6-5 Specials performed live on BBC Midlands Today during the annual Children in Need night.


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