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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Beware bogus lengthsman

Villagers have been warned to watch out for a bogus parish lengthsman after the theft of his official jacket.

George Lord victim speaks of ordeal

One of the victims of George Lord, the former Conservative county councillor for Alvechurch who was jailed for sexually assaulting two teenagers, is encouraging other victims of historic sexual abuse to come forward.

Village reunion for poets

In November 2007, The Village carried a feature introducing a new local group, the Withybed Poets, writes Mary Green.

Help for villages

District Councillor Charlie Hotham told the Alvechurch and Barnt Green Parish Council meetings that Bromsgrove District Council is to appoint a new Regeneration Manager, responsible not only for the town centre but for outlying villages too.

Fighting-fit tips

Alvechurch boxing trainer Gary Blower has written a book passing on the techniques he teaches to help people into peak physical condition.

Jacket shows up

After The Village reported on the disappearance of the Parish Lengthsman Ron Rand’s fluorescent jacket, it was handed in at “a local hostelry”, he tells us.

Election victory for Charlie

The results are in – and Independent candidate Charlie Hotham is now Alvechurch’s representative at Worcestershire County Council.

Award

Pulling power

Phil and Sheila Meads, of the Coach and Horses Inn at Weatheroak, were awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award – for 50 years of service...

Saj’s surgery support

Village MP Sajid Javid has been enlisted to help with the problem of Alvechurch surgery patients being sent into Birmingham for certain medical services.

Calendar cash

Young people from The Lounge saw their coffers swell by £400 as Mary Green handed over cash raised by our Village Walks Calendar 2013.