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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Martin’s Budget round-up

Martin Pryor, of Blackwell-based Pryor Portfolio, reviews Rishi Sunak's second Budget. On some counts this Budget was Rishi Sunak’s 15th major announcement since his first...

Dean’s Sahara trek in memory of Sarah

Alvechurch villager Dean Marsh is planning to trek across the Sahara in memory of his partner Sarah Quiney and to raise money for Macmillan...
The Quaker Meeting House in Sandhills Road, Barnt Green.

‘No decision made’ about Quaker hall 

Central England Quakers have told The Village that no decision has been made about the future of their Barnt Green meeting house. They were responding...
Coun Kate Van Der Plank.

Independent vote hope

Alvechurch district and parish councillor Kate Van Der Plank is to carry the independent torch into the upcoming county council elections. She has decided to...
Here to help: Some of Alvechurch station’s new friends.

Friends of the station

A group of villagers have volunteered to adopt their local station to make it better for everyone.The Alvechurch residents have now been given a...
Bordesley Matters

Bordesley fights back

Residents of Bordesley, who already suffer constant heavy traffic between Redditch and the bottom of the Alvechurch bypass, are now facing the consequences of...
Rhubarb growing in an urban park.

Market garden dream

A group of villagers is hoping to launch a market garden to provide people with fresh, locally grown organic fruit and vegetables. Incredible Edible Alvechurch,...
The life-sized Nativity scene in the porch of St Michaels Church, Cofton Hackett, in December 2020.

Nativity attraction

The beautiful church of St Michael’s, Cofton Hackett, celebrated Christmas with a life size nativity scene in the church porch (above). The figures and scenery...

Barnt Green Scout leader plea

Barnt Green Scouts have issued an urgent plea for a new Scout leader to enable the section to continue its 78-year tradition in the...

The Lounge counters ‘negative’ online commenters

The Lounge community cafe in Alvechurch has issued a statement wishing another food business well in its application for a licence to operate in the village to counter comments being promulgated by social media users . . .