Monthly Archives: March, 2006

Planning for the next generation

Terry Read of AFH offers some sound advice.

Delivering the message

Support is being sought from households within the Lickey and Blackwell Parish for volunteers to deliver Parish Plan questionnaires.

Spring is in the air

Hannah Genders suggests a spot of spring-cleaning – in the garden, that is…

Rendering decision due

The Government planning inspector overseeing an appeal over the proposed rendering plant at Hopwood was due to have given his decision by the end of March.

Designs for life

Local garden designer makes it six of the best in national awards.

Easter treats

After a particularly cold winter, Easter is the time when it really feels as if spring is here – with it being late this year we’ve had longer to wait, but perhaps that means the weather should be better when the holiday finally arrives!

A giant at work

I remember Big Bertha (Village March 2006). I worked as a valuer and compensation negotiator for Cecil Cariss & Son, Auctioneers and Estate Agents, in 1955.

Sinfonia’s piano appeal

Village-based orchestra The Midland Sinfonia is running a Piano Appeal during its current 10th season of concerts.

The modern way to worship

Members of Alvechurch Middle School’s gospel choir (above) sing out at the first “Engage” youth service in The Ark at St Laurence Church.

Easy home makeovers

Spring is a great time to make improvements to your home as well as your garden, and complete all those little jobs you’ve been meaning to do, writes Sally Oldaker.