Village News

Vote YES to your Plan

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Lickey & Blackwell and Cofton Hackett parish councillors are encouraging all residents to say “Yes” to their Neighbourhood Development Plan in a referendum on...

Moment of silence

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Pupils from Alvechurch Middle School laid crosses at the war memorial on the village green during the Remembrance Day service, watched by dignitaries including...

Gates-gate escalates

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PUBLIC PATH ONLY AN ‘ASPIRATION’, SAYS DEVELOPER The dispute over the locked gates blocking public access through a new village housing estate has escalated and...

Post Office calls in, for two hours

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A mobile post office is now visiting Alvechurch once a week after the closure of the village branch. Jon Bumphrey (above), the postmaster for Evesham...

Village-made film released

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New film 7 Days, the story of Midlands marathon man “Blind Dave” Heeley, is now on Amazon Prime. It was filmed in and around the Lickey...

Crafters unite for festive fair

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The biannual Blackwell Craft Fair, now in its 40th year, saw plenty of visitors stocking up on Christmas gifts at Blackwell Methodist Hall. Quality homemade...

New life for village green

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The village green in Alvechurch where the Remembrance service always takes place was looking in tip-top condition this year, thanks to the hard work...

Wendy wins a Vinny!

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Wendy Cooper, of Rednal, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition. If you want to win one for yourself, you’ll...

Dance stars light up stage

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A group of village dancers raised funds for a charity close to their hearts with a spectacular annual performance. Burcot-based Supreme Stars Dance Academy presented a...

Village Life

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The Village Archive. . . 10 years ago

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A look back at what was happening around here in October 2009. Our October 2009 cover carried a picture of a skull in the vault...
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The Village Archive. . . 20 years ago

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A look back at what was happening around here in October 1999. The annual Alvechurch Alight event was on the cover of our October 1999 edition,...

The Village Archive. . . 10 years ago

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A look back at what was happening around here in September 2009. Bride-to-be Charlotte Matthews was on the cover of our September 2009 magazine, ahead of...
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The Village Archive. . . 20 years ago

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A look back at what was going on around here in September 1999. Our September 1999 edition featured a paddle steamboat called Phoenix, photographed on the...
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Tale of a shameful conquest

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Village Book Review The Trials of Eldred Pottinger: Soldier, Spy, Hero. . . Coward? by Nigel Hastilow Journalist and former Barnt Green resident Nigel Hastilow has created...

Advertisement Features

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How much is enough?

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Yoga for your well-being

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ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Barnt Green Zen Den is a Yoga and Wellness Studio dedicated to well-being and creating a relaxing and holistically rejuvenating experience that will leave you...
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Exciting times at Alfredo’s

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ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE After almost eight years in the village, Alfredo’s Barbershop is excited to announce the move to a downstairs premises in Barnt Green at the end of this...
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Mithing something? Let Acorn Dental replace those missing teeth

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ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile, and can also cause health problems – but Acorn Dental in Barnt Green...
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A warm welcome

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ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE The Cosy Stove Company is a modern independent company that holds traditional values. Formed in 2014, The Cosy Stove Company began its journey...