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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Village News


Blackwell ball boosts funds

The Blackwell May Ball, held at Grafton Manor in Bromsgrove, raised more than £8,000 in aid of Blackwell First School. Guests enjoyed a three-course meal,...

Hibs having a ball

Barnt Green Hibs U13s celebrated another successful season in the Central Warwickshire leagues. Having won promotion the previous year, they enjoyed a solid season...

Season of success for youth squads

Alvechurch United U7s have just completed their first season in football, winning the Central Warwickshire Autumn and Spring Cups along the way. The club is...

Picnic party!

The annual Alvechurch Picnic in the Park was officially opened by Professor Sir Keith Porter and offered the usual feast of fun for all the...

Remembering D-Day

Sarah Rees reports on the latest happenings on the Oakalls and Parklands.   A commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day was held at St Godwald’s Church in...

Marking 30 years of Morris

Alvechurch Morris celebrated their 30th anniversary with a day of dancing around the village, calling at The Weighbridge, The Crown, The Red Lion and...


Undeterred by the build-up of rain, rain, and more rain, the second GlastonBeoley charity music festival went ahead as planned – and beat its...

Village Life



Dr Alan Woollhead and Chris Tomlin, of the North East Worcestershire Beekeepers’ Association, explain how to identify different ‘buzzy’ insects and what to do...

Lawns welcomes Lukas

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE The Lawns care home in Alvechurch had the opportunity to celebrate the appointment of new manager Lukas Rokita with an Easter coffee morning...

Village Archive. . . 20 years ago

A look back at what was happening around here in May 1999. Our May 1999 cover showed an orange tulip snapped by local photographer Jo...

Village Archive. . . 10 years ago

A look back at what was happening around here in May 2009. A sea of bluebells at the bottom of Cofton Hill in the Lickeys...

The Village Archive: 10 years ago

A look back at what was happening around here in April 2009. Finstall cycling star Jess Varnish was on the cover of our April 2009...

Advertisement Features


Building assets with infrastructure funds

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Martin Pryor advises on the best way to invest in assets such as utilities and transport. Infrastructure funds are one of the less well-known...

All about Alfredo’s

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE A friendly welcome and a relaxing experience awaits at Alfredo’s, the traditional barbershop in the centre of Barnt Green. As the business goes into its...

Garden triumph for Dan

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE A village garden designer has won a prestigious award for the show garden he built at BBC Gardeners’ World Live. Dan Ryan, owner of Design...

Driving in new direction

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE A professional driver based in Alvechurch has used his years of experience to found a new luxury transport company. Michael Prophet, who developed a driver...

Knowing when to stop

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Julie Ward, a qualified counsellor and coach who specialises in alcohol-related issues, offers one-to-one support to those who would like to learn how...