Patients call for action over ‘hit and miss’ system.
The first concert of Bromsgrove School Concert Club took place on October 22, 1963 with a piano recital by Nina Milkina.
The Stained Glass Windows Appeal at St Laurence Church in Alvechurch will get a major boost thanks to a special concert by a folk music icon.
Alvechurch Village Hall was filled with a diverse array of paintings, drawings and photographs as it hosted the fourth annual art exhibition by students from Pam’s Art Classes.
Grosvenor House care home in Alvechurch couldn’t have picked a better day for its Summer Fete, sandwiched between two days of torrential rain.
Oakalls author Sue Watson is celebrating after her latest novel waltzed its way to the top of the book charts.
Nine-year-old Kali Lawton, of Alvechurch, was the latest winner of our monthly Vinny competition.
Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .
The Alvechurch Historical Society Museum in School Lane is open to villagers on September 12 and 19 from 2.30-4.30pm.
A main road route into Barnt Green was due to be reopened as The Village went to press.
Village traffic campaigners have voiced their frustration after a planned speed enforcement programme had to be abandoned, blaming failures at the county council.
The organisers of this month’s Barnt Green Outdoor Cinema weekend have released full details of the event, which takes place at Barnt Green Sports Club on September 4 and 5.
Village reader Vicki Stiles is encouraging villagers to help her raise money for two charities by attending a special bash in Lickey.
A patients’ group from Alvechurch medical centre is campaigning to raise awareness of a bizarre anomaly that’s causing difficulties for village residents needing treatment.
Next summer may seem a long way off, but the organisers of a Barnt Green event want you to get the date in your diaries early!
Alvechurch residents are invited to come and learn how the village’s new defibrillator works.
Elaine Maughan, of Blackwell, was the latest winner of our monthly Vinny competition.
Bright sunshine rewarded the 60 or so cyclists who took part in the 18th annual charity cycle ride along the canal from Withybed Green in Alvechurch to Digliss Basin in Worcester.
The removal of a recycling point at Tanyard Lane car park in Alvechurch prompted parish councillor Martin Ball to suggest the village’s mothballed skate ramp could be put there for youngsters to use over the summer.
Residents of Lickey, Blackwell and Cofton Hackett are invited to join a Neighbourhood Plan event on Saturday September 12, exploring the footpaths, streets, buildings and landscapes to collect evidence for a historical environment survey.
ÆlfgytheGardens was rejected as a suggested name for a new housing development in Alvechurch, with parish councillors fearing the worst after Saxon King Athelstan was mangled into “Althestan” Close for a recent development.
Ark Angels WI from Alvechurch held its June meeting at Blackwell Adventure.
Village film fans will have the chance to enjoy classic movies on the big screen as two new cinema experiences arrive in the area.
The Lounge youth project in Alvechurch has been registered as an ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) Training Centre, meaning it can now offer educational courses for young people.
A serpent sculpted out of a fallen village tree has been left toothless – and vandals are getting the blame.
St Andrew’s First School in Barnt Green brought a taste of the seaside to the landlocked Midlands with its PTA Summer Fete, with the theme “Barnt Green-On-Sea”.
A popular village walking route has been closed after Network Rail raised concerns over the safety of a foot crossing over a high-speed line.
Village weatherman Phil Thomas took a break from his forecasts and visited a local Open Garden with his wife, Chris . . .
A week of celebrations to mark the bicentenary of a village school.
A septet of Withybed Green garden owners put their pride and joy on public display under the charitable National Gardens Scheme.
Barnt Green Parish Council has a new clerk, Gill Lungley, of Hopwood.
The 10th annual charity curry night at the Deedar Indian Restaurant in Barnt Green raised £3,505 for cancer research.
Council enforcement chiefs have decided it is not “expedient” to take action after investigating whether designated allotments were being used as a garden in Alvechurch.
Barnt Green youngster Siena Horton has been chosen to represent England in the Under 14 Alpine Ski Squad.
Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .
You might have thought that by this stage in the 21st century, headline writers would no longer need to be using the word “bungle” in their daily work.
The electrification of the railway line between Bromsgrove and Barnt Green has already caused considerable upheaval and inconvenience in some of our villages.
I thought your readers might be interested in these bricks I found while cutting down a rough patch in my garden.
Today, August 12, walking through and around The Meadows playing fields in Alvechurch watching people enjoying the sun, children playing, I thought, “How nice!” . . .
I know this is something that has been raised/covered previously but it is still an issue that needs tackling hence why I’m raising it again.
The news that the Planning Inspector has upheld the Bromsgrove District Council refusal of the application to build 490 houses at Whitford Road is good news for everyone in the district.
In your November 2014 edition’s News Round Up you reported that Sajid Javid MP had met with Alvechurch residents to discuss the problem of traveller incursions.
It is with the deepest regret that I announce the closure of the Mayflower Over 60s Group in Alvechurch.
I was interested in the articles “Pavements are for people, not motorists” and the Village View in the July issue of The Village.
In a local paper article about legal action to deter traveller encampments, Bromsgrove District Council cabinet member Kit Taylor is reported as saying: “This move not only means that our residents will be better protected, it reiterates that we will not tolerate illegal occupancy of land, anywhere.”
G’day Editor – I am hoping there is someone out there who may be interested in a 12-month house swap with us out here in Australia.
Watch out, watch out, there are hanging basket thieves about!
So, there is to be another new housing development in Alvechurch, presumably needing a new road name.
The “Think Bike!” campaign has done a lot to increase the safety of those using motor bikes, scooters and bicycles on our roads.
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Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.
Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.
Mary Green points out some plants that can kill or cure.
Hannah Genders offers advice on creating a biodiverse area.
Austin Broad considers the ramifications of policies free from coalition.
Dodderhill’s head explains why single-sex education leads to higher achievement.
Winterfold House School is a small non-selective preparatory school set in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside.
To celebrate National DIY Week this month, Broad Street DIY in Bromsgrove is inviting people to create original art works, using the type of materials available at a hardware store.
Blackwell travel counsellor Jane Ward arranges an exciting city break.
Home-Start volunteer Michele Beevers explains why the charity is so important for families.
Many people associate hospices with negative experiences, expecting doom and gloom – but visitors to Bromsgrove’s Primrose Hospice are pleasantly surprised to find a warm and positive place offering many services for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families across north-east Worcestershire.
Alvechurch Riding Club is celebrating a special milestone in its history after becoming the 500th club to be affiliated to British Riding Clubs.
People in Blackwell and the surrounding area will have all the help they need to get into shape, as a personal fitness trainer moves back to the village.
A new Bromsgrove business is offering the opportunity to have a bespoke piece of jewellery created just for you, or as a special gift.
Barnt Green salon BeautyBox looks set to entice even more loyal clients with some extra treatments and a new-look team.
A look back at what was happening around here in September 2005.
The latest inspection carried out by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) has awarded all three RGS Schools the highest grades in all areas of their inspection.
Bromsgrove School’s A Level results maintained the school’s impressive average of recent years, with pupils achieving 85 per cent A*– B grades.
Whether you’re renovating a property, working in joinery or carpentry, or are a homeowner about to perform a DIY task, Davies Timber of Wythall can help with all your timber requirements.
If you’re looking to update your kitchen or give tired furniture a new lease of life, how about having it spray painted?
The popularity of aesthetic and cosmetic procedures means that there’s no shortage of clinics offering treatments – but it’s important to choose one that provides a safe, professional environment with a choice of researched products.
Hopwood-based artist Paula Hamilton meets two in-demand local sculptors.
Have you ever wanted to play the piano or give your children the opportunity to learn? It is a wonderful hobby and a skill that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.
Hopwood-based artist Paula Hamilton tells us what’s on at Avoncroft.
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