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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Shining lights

Villagers in Alvechurch, Barnt Green, Lickey and Blackwell embraced the spirit of Christmas with a host of sparkling celebrations.


Blackwell Club: going strong at 100

Blackwell Club is celebrating its centenary this year with a host of special events to mark the occasion. Although the official birthday is November...

Parish keen to keep graveyard

A Lickey graveyard’s future is under question over the costs of its maintenance.

Speeding plea down ‘black hole’ lane

A Blackwell resident who describes a village lane as “the Black Hole of Calcutta” is campaigning for speed restrictions in the hope of preventing a serious accident.

Roll up for the school circus!

Blackwell youngsters got the chance to learn skills like juggling and tightrope walking when Kevin’s Community Circus paid a visit to Blackwell First School.

Balloons over Blackwell

Blackwell youngsters look on as Coun Brian Fuller, of Bromsgrove District Council, and Lickey and Blackwell Parish Council chairman Ron Brown release balloons to open a family Fun Day at Blackwell First School.

Thanks for hard work

Alvechurch Parish Council officially thanked assistant clerk Wendy Carney (right), who is retiring after 16 years. The council, along with Lickey & Blackwell, also thanked...

Alive and kicking!

Bromsgrove Arts Alive, a new umbrella group promoting arts in this area, held its first big event to encourage the public to find out more about the opportunities on their doorstep.

Bands, beer & BBQ

A tropical downpour gave way to sunshine as around 400 villagers enjoyed the second Blackwell Music Festival.

220 miles, no punctures!

Four villagers were among a group of cyclists who rode from ‘Arch to Arc’. Mat Porton takes up the story . . .