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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Carols at The Lawns

Residents of The Lawns residential home, Alvechurch, are treated to carols sung by pupils from Crown Meadow First School, accompanied on the keyboards by Barry Pritchard, funeral director at Huntleys Funeral Services, Redditch.

Lights stay out

Plans to reignite the biggest village festival, Alvechurch Alight, have been shelved after organisers were unable to raise enough money. 

Lower speed limit sought

A 20mph speed limit should be introduced between the pinch points at either side of Alvechurch – from the M42 bridge to the top of Swan Street by Sandhills Nursery – the village’s parish council agreed.

HARM urged to keep up fight

Opponents to plans for a rendering plant at Hopwood may become so frustrated by the impotence of the authorities that they turn to direct...

Flower patch funding

Barnt Green Parish Council has been quoted £2,000 to install a low rail around the wildflower patch on Hewell Road. They decided to look into sourcing...

The day a Wellington crashed in Rowney

In December 1943, a Wellington bomber crashed in Rowney Green, killing its five Canadian crew. Sixty-three years later, Alvechurch Ex-Services Association is hoping to find out more about the incident through the memories of local people.

Lions meet legend

Young Alvechurch Lions footballers met Midland goalscoring legend Cyrille Regis, TV sports presenter Ray Stubbs and the FA Cup on the historic turf of Lye Meadow, Alvechurch FC’s ground.

Free fall

Alvechurch mum Sue Diprose is making a free fall tandem parachute jump to raise money towards finding a cure for pulmonary hypertension.

Ladies’ luncheon

Burcot Grange is hosting a Ladies Pink Luncheon on June 26, organised by Barnt Green’s Cancer Research UK Fundraising Committee.

We did all we could, says M42 police chief

One of the police commanders who dealt with the incident that closed the M42 at the weekend has reiterated that all options were considered in a bid to resolve it without injury or loss to life.