Monthly Archives: August, 2007

Village Farmer’s Diary

. . . with Mark Elliott of Groveley Farm, Hopwood.

A rock-solid garden design

Hannah Genders explains how a quote from the Bible formed the theme for a school garden.

Withybed marina unveiled

Alvechurch’s place at the heart of the UK narrowboat leisure industry could be enhanced by a plan for a new 75-berth marina.

Focus on ‘laser lift’

The Dr Watkins Exclusive Clinic, based at The Mill in Alvechurch, has always been renowned for its advanced range of treatments and excellent standards of customer care.

Big Bertha makes return trip for museum show

You may recall an appeal for photographs and other artefacts relating to the famous Big Bertha locomotive of the Lickey Incline for an exhibition staged last year at Bromsgrove Museum.

Fantastic day. . .

Sample some wedding ideas and local suppliers…

July floods remembered

The people of Worcestershire will never forget the downpours of July 2007 – and while the top end of the county didn’t suffer as badly as those further south, this picture shows that even halfway up the Lickeys roads can flood.

Precinct plan

A £30,000 project is being proposed to improve the shopping precinct “eyesore” in Alvechurch.

Housing plan inappropriate

Obviously affordable housing is necessary to a limited degree within rural settlements, but not when it is going to infringe upon the sensitive nature of the Green Belt buffer zone of Hopwood and cause an inappropriate character change of the country side and its lanes.

Keep roads for cars not horses

I am writing to express my opinion about the increasing problem (as I see it) of riders and their horses dominating our local roads.