Monthly Archives: August, 2008

Pre-school choices

Many readers may know that a well-equipped pre-school nursery has opened on the new school site in Alvechurch but I would like to draw the attention of local parents to the existence of a number of other very high quality pre-schools in the village. 

Learning about policeman’s lot

Pupils from Bromsgrove School were given the chance to experience a day in the life of a police officer when they took part in a special project.

Bowbrook’s busy year

Bowbrook House School is a co-educational establishment for children aged three to 16 years, nestled within 14 acres of glorious countryside.

When can we have our shelter?

After reading in the June issue of The Village how Coun Roger Hollingworth intends to improve the management of Bromsgrove District Council, I thought that I must write for the residents of Bordesley regarding the bus shelter.

Mural aims to deter graffiti on bus shelter

When the bus shelter in the centre of Alvechurch was repainted last summer, you would have been lucky to see its fresh new look.

Mists & mellow fruitfulness

The arrival of autumn brings a rich harvest of nuts and berries, plus plenty of wildlife, writes Mary Green.

Gardeners’ worlds

Some of the local gardens opening their doors for charity.

Blacksmith’s bespoke art

Whether you’re looking for attractive gates and railings to surround your property, a piece of sculpture for the garden or internal ironwork to complement a period home, it’s always satisfying to know that you’ve chosen something unique – and that’s where an artist blacksmith can help.

Seeking our old Seekers

We don’t do bishops and synods and cathedrals; we don’t do statues and saints and icons, writes Andy Parker.

Sign swap

All it takes is a letter to The Village . . . after reader Jane Long asked why the sign at the entrance to Alvechurch was a mile out, it was corrected within a couple of weeks!