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Monday, February 14, 2022

‘Don’t say its name’

There have been mixed responses to the GL Hearn report among parish and district councillors across The Village area, with some fearing that even...

Plea for play equipment upgrade

Children in Hopwood could enjoy an upgrade to play equipment on the park behind the community centre after a plea by parents at the July meeting of Alvechurch Parish Council.

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.


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...

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.

. . . Is it any wonder?

Hopwood Residents Association is very concerned that Bromsgrove District Council seems still intent on issuing licences and permits that will now allow this once-rural farm to become a commercial factory, sited not 70-odd yards or so from residential properties within the Green Belt.

Time to have your say

Villagers now have only a few weeks left to have their say on the future development of Bromsgrove district. Bromsgrove District Council is holding a...

Speeding in Hopwood

62 hours of monitoring over eight months on Hopwood Hill by the Safer Roads Partnership found the average speed was 47.7mph, in a 40mph zone.

Objection to homes plan

Alvechurch Parish Council has objected to plans to build three houses on Green Belt land on Ash Lane, Hopwood, saying it would set a “dangerous precedent in the parish.”

Campaign Charlie

The campaign to get more independent councillors representing villages at Bromsgrove has been boosted by the candidacy of a Barnt Green community stalwart.