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Friday, October 18, 2019

Village News

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Litter-pick boost for green village

The campaign for a Cleaner, Greener Alvechurch, launched by independent district councillor Kate Van Der Plank this summer, received a boost with the introduction...
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Path pressure grows

Almost half of the designated public open space on the CALA Homes “Foxhills” development in Barnt Green is behind locked gates, a councillor has...
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Pumpkins at the ready

It’s nearly time for Alvechurch’s annual Pumpkin Festival, which takes place this year on Saturday October 26 from 10.30am to 4pm in the village...
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Madeleine meets Vinny!

Madeleine Paterson, of Alvechurch, was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition – and she got the good news on...
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Lickey End litter-picker

Vicky Onions gets to grips with a litter-picker from the “2-Minute” board provided for Lickey End by Bromsgrove District Council. The board, which holds two...
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Boys raise big total

Three village schoolboys raised more than £1,000 for Primrose Hospice as part of a charity challenge. Brandon Lee and Joseph Vale, of Alvechurch, and Joel...
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Vicar takes up post

The Rev Sheri Gidney was officially installed as Vicar of Holy Trinity, Lickey and St Catherine's, Blackwell, in a special “Collation” service. Sheri has most...

Village Life

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10 years of live music

The Alvechurch Acoustic Roots team celebrate the start of their tenth season. This year is the tenth anniversary of Alvechurch Acoustic Roots (AAR). We would...

Busy year for flower society

Rose Hill Flower Arrangement Society is having an enjoyably busy year. Some of the highlights of this year’s programme of monthly floral demonstrations have...
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Aiming for the Moon

Dave Morgan looks ahead to the annual art exhibition in Alvechurch. How do you paint the Moon? For kids it’s usually just a blob of...
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The Village Archive. . . 20 years ago

A look back at what was happening around here in July/August 1999. There was a summery scene on the cover of our July/August 1999 mag,...
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The Village Archive. . . 10 years ago

A look back at what was happening around here in July/August 2009. Our July/August cover showed dancers from Earlsdon Morris at the Barnt Green Summer...

Advertisement Features

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Balancing the school fees equation

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Private school fees are rising faster than the rate of inflation, creating financial challenges for parents, says Martin Pryor. Private school fees rose by 3.7%...
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Learn to drive with confidence

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World of opportunity

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE A sense of history permeates every brick of this remarkable school, from the medieval Edgar Tower, housing the oldest classroom in the country,...
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Caring and supportive education

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE The RGS Journey offers an outstanding education for boys and girls aged from two to 18. Whether a child begins their journey at...
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A vibrant place

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Bromsgrove School believes pupils are happiest when they are succeeding. It offers an all-round education, combining academic excellence with a richness of opportunity. Pupils...