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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

We want Hopwood!

Proposals to hive off Hopwood from Alvechurch and join it with Barnt Green in a new district ward have been opposed by Alvechurch parish council.


Independents’ day?

With local election campaigning about to begin, independent hopefuls in Bromsgrove are pooling ideas and experience as they push to change the face of...

Tree trouble

The giant tree at Alvechurch & Hopwood Cricket Club, uprooted by the February storms, remains a problem for Alvechurch Parish Council and the club because it now straddles an unknown boundary.

‘Road watch’ may be upgraded

Hopwood’s “road watch” may be escalated as a result of an accident at the end of last year in which a pedestrian died.

Will the council control pollution?

Having read the draft application regarding the rendering plant in Hopwood (The Village, November 2010, “Rendering plant’s final hurdle”), there are a lot of rules and regulations which, on paper, seem fine.

History talk for WI

Bernard Pumfrey, senior history lecturer at Denman WI College, Oxford, with Hopwood WI committee members (from left) Jeanne Barett, Ann Thurrell and Doreen Springer before he gave a talk on ‘A Mercian Miscellany’ at the Ark, Alvechurch.

Best bonnets

Alvechurch Rector David Martin chooses the winners of a bonnet contest at Hopwood Court Retirement Home during an Easter ‘Eggstravanza’ event there.

Celebrating her century

A Hopwood resident celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family – and of course, a card from the Queen.

Render plant’s final hurdle

Mayfield Farm is close to clearing the last official hurdle to starting a factory in Hopwood rendering up to 105 tonnes of animal parts each day.

Barntchurch: What do we know?

The Village delves into the housing study to see why this area is under threat and what  ‘Barntchurch’ would really mean. While the “Greater Birmingham”...