Monthly Archives: September, 2014


Mary Green celebrates our patchwork landscape of hedged fields.

Artists wanted!

Calling all artistic children! Your picture could be turned into a Christmas card thanks to a national design competition taking place at two local garden centres.

East is. . . eats

Hannah Genders checks out an innovative food-growing scheme in the city centre.

Care homes celebrate

Two village care homes held a day of special events to mark their first year as part of the Spring View Care group and to hand over money raised for charity.

Clean sheets help AFC settle into new season

Alex Young reports on league and cup action for Alvechurch FC.

Autumn constellations

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.

Super-dry September

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

30 years of Where Next

The Where Next Association, a charity offering work experience and training opportunities to people with learning difficulties, celebrated its 30th birthday with a get-together at its Nursery site in Redditch.