The new chairman of Alvechurch Parish Council is Marc Worrall, chosen unanimously by councillors at their May meeting. Former chairman Andy Humphries will be vice-chairman.

Newly-elected district councillor for Drakes Cross, Sue Baxter, has also joined Alvechurch Parish Council.

Meanwhile, Barnt Green Parish Council has co-opted a new councillor, Dr Olivia Polton, after Rosemarie Briggs stepped down.