Monthly Archives: April, 2006

The great taste of home-grown

Growing your own veg is well worth making time for, says Hannah Genders.

Grab yourself a bag

. . .at Fine & Fancy of Alcester.

Autograss day out to boost Andy’s Fund

Village readers will know that there have been plenty of recent events and activities in aid of Andy’s Fund, which is raising money for Andy Perrygrove, the Alvechurch teenager who suffered brain damage in a road accident in December 2004.

The shows go on for Jack

Village readers may recall previous stories about the flourishing acting career of Alvechurch youngster Jack Montgomery – our last update was when he appeared in Mary Poppins at London’s Prince Edward Theatre last May.

Rail enthusiasts sought

The organisers of a model railway exhibition are looking for enthusiasts who may have a layout of their own to put on show.

Gardens open to all

Some unusual local gardens are set to open to the public this summer under the National Gardens Scheme.

All that’s wood in the garden

Sally Oldaker visits a local business where friendly advice and a vast range of garden design ideas add up to customer satisfaction.

Vintage vehicles

British heritage is being preserved through a local tractor club, writes Peter Waghorn.

Ted hits a century of birthdays

Ted Reeves celebrated his 100th birthday surrounded by family, friends and well-wishers, including members of the Alvechurch Ex-Services Association, at The Lawns residential home, Alvechurch.

Parishes ‘out of control?’

The Band E Barnt Green Parish Council Precept has risen from £46.75 to £75.18 – an increase of nearly 64 per cent.