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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Precept increase

ResidentsĀ in Lickey and Blackwell will see an increase in how much they pay towards the running of the parish council in the next financial...

Box of delights

Lickey and Blackwell Parish Council chairman Nick Forknell and Coun Janet King celebrated the opening of a book exchange and defibrillator station on the Old Birmingham Road, Lickey, along with people who helped bring it to life.

Stations start to shape up

The new footbridge at Barnt Green railway station is finally in place, although the old structure has yet to be removed.

Rural service needs recruits

The Bromsgrove Rural Rides scheme enables local people with mobility difficulties to make essential journeys around the town and area, transported by a network of dedicated volunteers.

Double win for Grange

Burcot Grange Residential Care Home has won two awards recently – one for its outstanding grounds and another for its dedication in listening to residents.

Delta blues comes to Barnt Green

Martin Harley, a supremely talented roots and blues guitarist with a burgeoning global reputation, will be bringing his own blend of Mississippi Delta blues to the village area on Saturday May 27.

Phone box defibrillator conundrum

Lickey & Blackwell parish councillors debated extra security measures for the Marlbook defibrillator, after it was stolen from the former phone box on Old Birmingham Road.

Down on the farm

This year’s Lickey Festival, held at Lickey Hills Primary School and involving the whole community, was themed around The Farmyard.

Shaping your village

People power in the form of “Parish Plans” is starting to gather momentum across the area as villagers put together blueprints of how they want to see their communities develop.

Barnt Green burglaries: Two arrested

Police investigating two burglaries in the same road in Barnt Green have arrested two men.
  A flat and a house off Plymouth Road were broken into on Saturday (March 3).