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A Taste of What Villagers are Saying . . .

Lawton’s View

Posted on January 31 2019 at 2:46:31 0 comments

FEBRUARY 2019

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THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on January 31 2019 at 1:45:31 0 comments

What a fine mess party politics has got us all into. After more than two years, the mist has lifted to reveal a Prime Minister more concerned with preventing her party being rent asunder than the future of the country she is supposed to be governing.

Libraries should be fully staffed

Posted on January 31 2019 at 1:42:49 0 comments

I attended the public consultation at Rubery Library for the proposed changes to our local libraries and would like to make the following points.

When will the tip farrago end?

Posted on January 31 2019 at 1:40:49 0 comments

So the saga of the Marlbrook Tip continues. Recent inspections have shown that the landowner has been importing hardcore to the site.

Tipping point

Posted on January 31 2019 at 1:36:49 0 comments

On December 13 at 15.20 (3.20pm in old money), as I turned on to Rose Hill, a line of us followed a heavily-overloaded tipper truck up the hill.

The small birds are here!

Posted on January 31 2019 at 1:33:49 0 comments

Richard Page wants to know where the small birds are (Village Views, January 2019).

Thanks for bin collection

Posted on January 31 2019 at 1:32:49 0 comments

We would personally like to thank Councillor Charles Hotham for arranging to get the grey bins collected after we had missed out before Christmas.

Get your facts straight

Posted on January 31 2019 at 1:25:49 0 comments

On Saturday January 5, I received a note through my letter box asking if I could clear an amount of dog waste from the waste ground at the side of my flat.

Parked cars are a real danger

Posted on January 31 2019 at 1:22:49 0 comments

I recently contacted Worcestershire County Council’s Highways department about the parking situation on Fiery Hill Road.

Oh, sugar!

Posted on January 31 2019 at 1:20:49 0 comments

It’s good to have a monthly recipe, but could you and your recipe writer please not describe something as a “healthy treat” and “full of good ingredients” when it is in fact full of sugar?

Lawton’s View

Posted on December 28 2018 at 3:14:59 0 comments

JANUARY 2019

Lawton Jan 2019

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on December 28 2018 at 2:13:59 0 comments

With all the talk of referendums (and despite the protestations, it doesn’t look like there’s any sensible way out of the Brexit Mayhem without another one) some villagers have been left scratching their heads as polling cards for a totally different referendum, on January 10, drop through their doors.

Green belt ‘gifted’ to developers

Posted on December 28 2018 at 2:12:59 0 comments

Thank you for alerting me to the District Plan consultation timeframe recently – which, like yourselves, I found to be a challenging read.

Tree trouble

Posted on December 28 2018 at 2:11:59 0 comments

When I was on Barnt Green Parish Council I found out they were paying £200 each year for supply and installation of a Christmas tree.

20mph brings many benefits

Posted on December 28 2018 at 2:10:59 0 comments

I write in response to the letter from an Alvechurch resident in last month’s edition, apparently motivated by the inconvenience caused by having to slow down at the two pinch gates in the village.

Remembering Robin

Posted on December 28 2018 at 12:48:59 0 comments

I read with interest an article written in 2012 in your publication about an Alvechurch resident, Robin Walden.

Where are the small birds?

Posted on December 28 2018 at 12:46:59 0 comments

I moved to Alvechurch just over a year ago and I really like The Village magazine. Now, as I’m keen to be involved with my local community, I thought I would tell you about something I’m experiencing: Where have all the small birds gone?

Planning process should be clearer

Posted on December 28 2018 at 12:42:59 0 comments

Thank you for the article “How To Object” last month, but please could you make a correction?

Thanks for clear path

Posted on December 28 2018 at 11:07:59 0 comments

A big thank you to the guys from Hillscourt Conference Centre/NASUWT for clearing the pathway on Rose Hill.

Lawton’s View

Posted on November 30 2018 at 11:33:55 0 comments

DECEMBER 2018

Lawton's View Dec 2018

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on November 30 2018 at 9:57:55 0 comments

Every other week, usually on a Thursday afternoon, I run my near-nonagenarian father from Barnt Green over to the library in Alvechurch.

Planning laws are ‘undemocratic’

Posted on November 30 2018 at 9:54:55 0 comments

The current planning laws are grossly undemocratic, and our local councils should be ashamed that they participate in the implementation of them.

Slower traffic will create pollution

Posted on November 30 2018 at 9:53:55 0 comments

I see the 20mph speed limit is back on the agenda for Alvechurch. I would like to make the following observations.

Thank you, Peter

Posted on November 30 2018 at 9:51:55 0 comments

I am the sister of the late Peter Rippington. I do not live in Alvechurch, but visit the village regularly to see my family. Each time I visit, I go to look at the memorial garden to my brother.

Fireworks caused panic

Posted on November 30 2018 at 9:51:55 0 comments

I hope the people who set off the industrial-strength fireworks in Blackwell on Halloween were proud of themselves for creating so much noise. 

Barnt Green remembered

Posted on November 30 2018 at 9:48:55 0 comments

I have been reading with interest your online article (March 2011) about Barnt Green as seen through the eyes of former resident Gavin Bantock.

Lawton’s View

Posted on October 30 2018 at 2:07:44 0 comments

NOVEMBER 2018

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Too many councils for the coffers

Posted on October 30 2018 at 10:07:54 0 comments

With Worcestershire County Council recently announcing a £17.9 million projected overspend in their current year budget, and the six district or city councils within the county, including Bromsgrove Council, clearly also under financial constraints, surely it is now an appropriate time to revisit the potential financial and other benefits of the whole of Worcestershire being governed by either one or two unitary authorities.

Be bike-friendly

Posted on October 30 2018 at 10:04:54 0 comments

Thank you to Howard Allen for his excellent letter, “Politicians are too car-centric”, which appeared in the October edition of The Village

Double vision

Posted on October 30 2018 at 10:03:54 0 comments

It’s good that The Village magazine highlights and has always supported the Alvechurch Parish Neighbourhood Plan.

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