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Sunday, February 13, 2022

Relief for the Green Belt?

Intense pressure to build houses on the green fields surrounding our villages could be relieved under new housing allocations proposed by the regional planning authority.

A Christmas polling trip

Coun June GriffithsVOTERS across the area have a pre-Christmas trip to the polls to fit in between the shopping, with people in Alvechurch choosing a new county councillor.
Among those standing is June Griffiths (left), who recently gave up her seat on Alvechurch Parish Council because of time commitments to Bromsgrove, where she is chairman of the council.

Keeping Alvechurch tidy

Litter picking in Alvechurch

Children and adults from Alvechurch and Bordesley nursery, Crown Meadow First School, Alvechurch Middle School and Alvechurch Village Society show their enthusiasm for the village’s ‘eco-community’ initiative.

‘Absolute mayhem’

Villagers have been warned to expect “absolute and total mayhem” during the year-long construction of a new roundabout.


New kids on the block

Village reader Paul Wilde sent us these pictures showing a new brood of cygnets that hatched in May near Abbey Meadows in Bordesley. He first photographed...

Green fun for whole family

An Eco-Community Energy Fun Day was held at Alvechurch Baptist Church Hall, with plenty of green activities to educate and entertain.

The two sides of nature

Following last month’s picture of a suspected sparrowhawk in Alvechurch, we’ve received two more photos of a similar bird around the village area.

Rowing for charity

Staff at The Abbey Hotel in Bordesley raised £800 for Acorns Children’s Hospice in a sponsored rowing machine event.

Bordesley homes vetoed

The threat of a sea of houses spreading into the Village area from Redditch has eased.

Lucky escape

When a car somehow plunged through the wall of Cobbs Barn Farm, Bordesley, no one was on the sofa crushed beneath its front wheels in the living room on the other side of the wall.