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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Dog mess confusion

Blackwell residents were left confused when dog mess left on village pavements was highlighted with brightly-coloured “chalk spray” in a parish council initiative. Councillor Anna Boehm...

Village aims to get festive

Alvechurch is aiming to keep up with its neighbours next Christmas – and is starting to plan now.

Happy birthday, Blackwell & Burcot WI!

Blackwell & Burcot WI celebrated its 80th birthday in style with by turning its monthly meeting into a party at Barnt Green Cricket Club pavilion, writes Janet King.

Happy day out

Members of Burcot & Blackwell Women’s Institute enjoyed a day trip to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire in May, with the opportunity to explore both the house and beautiful gardens.

Dancing in the rain!

Blackwell’s first Music Festival was a big hit despite the weather, with performances from a variety of local musicians.

Gritty problem for councils

Village parish councils discussed installing extra grit bins after the hard winter caused dangerously icy pavements. Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council voted to place a...

Blackwell path facing closure

Network Rail intends to close the “yellow brick road” foot crossing over the railway line at Blackwell and put a diversion in place, Lickey & Blackwell parish councillors heard.

Councillor co-opted

Lickey & Blackwell parish councillors agreed unanimously to co-opt Steve Tibbits to represent Lickey Grange ward, in which he lives.

Blackwell’s big day out

Despite the less-than-perfect weather, Blackwell Festival attracted plenty of residents, friends and neighbours for an afternoon of free fun and games.

A Halloween adventure

Blackwell Adventure would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended its Halloween Bonfire and Firework display.