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Blackwell’s first Music Festival

Tickets are now on sale for Blackwell’s first-ever Music Festival on Saturday September 3.


Alvechurch soldier remembered

Alvechurch Library is marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme with a special exhibition.


Floral display lifts station

While Alvechurch rail users and parish councillors are still unhappy with the new station’s infrastructure, at least it has been brightened up for the summer by some beautiful wildflowers!


Giving notice

The Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society has installed two new noticeboards on local canal bridges.


Duo of Burcot gardens on display

Two gardens in Burcot will be open to the public under the NGS on Saturday August 27, between 12 noon and 5pm.


Temporary tenants

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .


Wilde about Vinny!

Ben Wilde, a 12-year-old Alvechurch resident, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our competition.


A dozen garden delights

Alvechurch held its bi-annual Open Gardens event, with 12 very different gardens raising money for charity under the National Gardens Scheme.


Lickey mums raise charity cash

A group of mothers from Lickey Hills Primary School are raising funds for a fellow mum’s cancer treatment.


Silver for sea cadet

Hopwood youngster William Wortley is celebrating a second place in his first-ever district sailing competition.


Canadian canoe challenge

An Alvechurch man has helped raise more than £145,000 for Cancer Research UK by competing in the world’s longest annual canoe race.


Hollywood to Cofton Hackett

Cofton Hackett and Barnt Green have a new curate, as Rev Sheri Gidney comes to work alongside Canon Rob Fieldson.


Farewell to Alyson

Villagers, friends and colleagues past and present gathered to say farewell to Alyson Williams, who has retired as manager of Alvechurch and Wythall Libraries after 12 years of service.


Rail station budget hits the buffers

There is no money left to complete the refurbishment of Alvechurch rail station, parish councillors heard.


Weekend of community spirit

Barnt Green’s inaugural Community Weekend raised £5,000 for local charities and provided visitors from the village and beyond with a great day out.


Road calming plea

Alvechurch Parish Council has joined the call for action after yet another car crash at dangerous bends on the main road out of the village towards Redditch.


Post office pledge

The Post Office has pledged its commitment to maintaining a service in Alvechurch.


Heat is on over smell

As summer temperatures rise, one group of villagers say they can’t leave windows open because of the smell from lorries carrying animal parts.


Cricket stars raise cash

Cricket stars Dougie Brown and Ashley Giles hosted the annual charity curry night in Barnt Green’s Deedar Indian Restaurant.


Garden party for gargoyle

The annual garden party at Burcot Grange care home raised £730 for Blackwell First School’s gargoyle restoration.


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