Friday, November 24, 2023

Power to the people

The power of a “people’s plan” has been confirmed by a planning inspector’s rejection of three houses in the Green Belt at Hopwood. In his...

Here’s to St George

The annual St George’s Day event at Alvechurch Village Hall was hosted as usual by the combined Women’s Institutes of Alvechurch, Beoley, Hillside@Alvechurch and Hopwood.


Villagers unite against animal rendering plant

The protest against plans for an animal rendering plant at Hopwood has crystallised into a campaigning group called HARM – Hopwood Against Rendering Movement....

All-American charity bash at the Westmead

The Westmead Hotel in Hopwood is holding an American Independence Day Party on July 5, in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.


Rendering protest grows

The protest against plans for an animal carcass rendering plant at Hopwood has been gathering momentum with a series of public meetings across the...

Chance to try rugby

Kings Norton RFC held its Annual All Girls Primary School Tag Rugby Festival at the Hopwood Park facility, with a total of 10 teams involved.

Hopwood homes objection

An application to build up to 21 new homes on a Green Belt field at Hopwood has been shown the red light in a lengthy objection by Alvechurch Parish Council.

Cricketing challenge

Midsummer match pits sports club against local residents.

Nursing home protest

Plans for an 80-room nursing home by the main roundabout in Hopwood are being resisted robustly by Alvechurch Parish Council.

Early days of wind power in Hopwood

As villagers breathe a sigh of relief at the withdrawal of plans for a 330ft wind turbine rearing over Barnt Green, readers may be interested in a far less intrusive version installed at Hopwood in the 1950s.