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.
The Westmead Hotel in Hopwood is holding an American Independence Day Party on July 5, in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.
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.
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.
Midsummer match pits sports club against local residents.
Plans for an 80-room nursing home by the main roundabout in Hopwood are being resisted robustly by Alvechurch Parish Council.
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.