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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Village burglary link investigated

A string of burglaries across The Village area – including Cofton Hackett and Alvechurch – could be linked, police believe.

Green Belt bites back

The battle to stop a Birmingham land-grab across our borders into the Green Belt could be boosted by the initiative of the district councillor for Barnt Green and Hopwood.

Pope in the park

Cofton Hackett and the surrounding areas are bracing themselves for the influx of up to 70,000 people for the Pope’s mass in Cofton Park on September 19.


Terry meets Vinny!

Cofton resident Terry Harrington was the latest winners of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition. If you want to win one for yourself,...

Boost for Hall fund

The Cofton Village Hall Trust received a boost thanks to money raised by village restaurant Goa Goa.Rev Sheri Gidney, chair of the Trust, accepted...

Barnt Green set for ‘best walk’

Barnt Green is holding another community walk and pig roast after the success of last year’s event, hailed the “best in the county”.

Say ‘bonjour’ to students

A Cofton Hackett family who play host to visiting French students are keen for other village families to do the same.

Regulator called on

Barnt Green Parish Council is to ask the rail regulator – the Office of Rail and Road – to step in to get the footpath and crossing behind Cofton Hall reopened.

Police name Cofton man killed in crash

The man killed in a Cofton Hackett car crash last Friday night has been named as James Ansell, who lived in Cofton.

‘Skulduggery’ over footpath

The chairman of Barnt Green Parish Council has accused Network Rail of “skulduggery” and “gross mismanagement” over the closure of the railway footpath at Cofton Hackett.