This page provides links to other web sites which are relevant to the activities of the society and may be useful to visitors.

Please note that the owners of these sites may change or remove them without notice. Please contact AVS if you find that any of these links have stopped working.

 

Local Councils

 

Alvechurch Parish Council The Parish Office on the corner of George Road and Withybed Lane is open to the public most days.

 

Bromsgrove District Council Local District Council covering the Alvechurch area.

 

Worcestershire County Council Local County Council responsible for Education, Highways and Social Services for the Alvechurch area.

 

Planning issues

Alvechurch Village Design Statement Architectural and planning guidance for development in the Parish - 9Mb file takes 1 minute to download on a broadband connection.

Alvechurch Parish Neighbourhood Plan A Neighbourhood Plan being developed for the Parish of Alvechurch by a Steering Group of Parish Councillors and community representatives.

Listed buildings Images of 36 listed buildings in the Parish - key in Alvechurch and click on Search.

Advice on planning issues Advice on planning and development issues.

 

Education

Crown Meadow First School Village school for children in Years 1 - 4; incorporates a pre-School nursery.

Alvechurch C of E Middle School Village school for children in Years 5 - 8.

Grammar School Trust Organisation which gives grants to local youngsters for educational needs.

 

Churches

Alvechurch Baptist Church Alvechurch Baptist Church.

St Laurence Church Parish Church in the village.

The Ark Church Hall attached to St Laurence.

 

Walking and footpaths

Worcestershire Countryside Service Part of Worcestershire County Council which manages country parks (such as the Waseley Hills) and more than 16,000 public rights of way across the county.

Ramblers' Association National organisation which promotes walking and enjoyment of the countryside by all ages. Local groups in Redditch, Bromsgrove and South Birmingham.

 

Other local links

Alvechurch Library Local library opening times

Hopwood Residents Association Residents Action Group in Hopwood.

Alvechurch & Hopwood Cricket Club Village club with several adult and junior teams.

The Village magazine Monthly magazine for Alvechurch and its surrounding villages - features local people and organisations, events and businesses.

St Laurence Bell Fund Successfully restored the bells of St Laurence in 2012 and are now working to protect their future.

Alvechurch Morris Men Border Morris side formed in 1989 who perform traditional and their own dances and a Mummer's Play on New Year's Day.

Aelfgythe Border Morris The other Border Morris side in the village ... much better looking than the men!

Parish history History of Alvechurch Parish.

Alvechurch Weather Station Local meteorological records.

Alvechurch Village Hall Large hall in the centre of the village with stage, kitchen, toilets and disabled access.

The Lounge The Lounge is a Community Internet cafe located in the heart of the village of Alvechurch, run by Alvechurch Communities Together, a not-for-profit organisation.

Alvechurch Dramatic Society Local amateur dramatic group who stage two plays each year in the Village Hall.

Rowney Green Players Another local amateur dramatic group who stage plays each year in Rowney Green Village Hall.

Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society Promoting the upkeep of the canals to ensure that the heritage is looked after for all to enjoy. Meets locally at Alvechurch Marina.

Midland Sinfonia Local orchestra which performs at St Laurence church, Alvechurch and The Artrix, Bromsgrove.

 

AVS Affiliations - past and present

Campaign to Protect Rural England CPRE campaigns for a sustainable future for the English countryside; a vital but undervalued asset to the nation.

Association of Small Historic Towns and Villages ASHTAV works to unite amenity and civic societies with Parish and Town Councils to preserve the beauty, distinctiveness, social fabric and vitality of historic settlements.

The Conservation VolunteersTCV (formerly BTCV - the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers) supports volunteering opportunities throughout the UK and worldwide.

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