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A Taste of What Villagers are Saying . . .

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.

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on October 30 2018 at 10:33:42 0 comments

If you think Brexit is a never-ending nightmare, then a foray into town planning might just tip you over the edge.

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on September 30 2018 at 4:28:22 0 comments

Twenty years on from our first issue, and what is most noticeable from a brief look at our coverage then and now is the resounding success of the housebuilding industry and their lobbyists.

Lawton’s View

Posted on September 30 2018 at 3:29:11 0 comments

OCTOBER 2018

Lawton's View Oct 2018

Despair over speeding

Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:06:30 0 comments

Can I add to your volume of motor-related concerns.

Politicians are too car-centric

Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:02:30 0 comments

I was dismayed to read your article in September concerning our recently-elected “independent” politicians and their desire to “solve the growing parking problems across Alvechurch”.

Bonfires should be consigned to the past

Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:00:30 0 comments

While there is much talk presently of new and old Cofton Hackett coming together and new exciting plans going ahead, what a pleasure it was to experience on a warm end-of-summer’s evening, at no later than 6pm, the sights and smells of thick, white, acrid smoke.

Barnt Green is blooming

Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:00:30 0 comments

Thank you to our parish council for our lovely flowers in Barnt Green this summer.

Links to poignant wartime tale

Posted on September 30 2018 at 1:54:30 0 comments

Your online article [originally published in July 2011] about the tragic crash of the wartime Blenheim aircraft was very interesting.

Happy birthday to you!

Posted on September 30 2018 at 1:52:30 0 comments

Many congratulations on 20 years of The Village!

Lawton’s View

Posted on August 31 2018 at 1:19:35 0 comments

SEPTEMBER 2018

Lawton's View Sep 2018

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on August 31 2018 at 12:18:44 0 comments

There is an entry in our 1998 office diary from Monday September 28 saying, simply: “Village #1 to press.” And here we are, 20 years later, still just about to go to press, for the 193rd time.

How to slow the traffic

Posted on August 31 2018 at 12:17:11 0 comments

I read with interest your August Village View concerning the “rat run” through Alvechurch, and would like to make the following comments and suggestions.

Roundabout signs are dangerous

Posted on August 31 2018 at 12:15:11 0 comments

It was interesting to read Sarah Rees’ report on the problems with the Oakalls roundabout (The Village, August 2018).

Long wait spoils benefit of new train timetable

Posted on August 31 2018 at 12:11:11 0 comments

In common with so many travellers who have looked forward to the extension of the Cross City line to Bromsgrove, I was dismayed to find that trains stopping at Barnt Green at 19 minutes past the hour result in a wait of over 40 minutes at Bromsgrove for a connecting train to Worcester and beyond.

Lawton’s View

Posted on July 30 2018 at 2:01:55 0 comments

AUGUST 2018

Lawton's View August 2018

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on July 30 2018 at 1:00:55 0 comments

The extended closure of a village road has highlighted once again the problem of the “rat run” from Redditch through much of this area into south Birmingham and the growing Longbridge development.

The aliens have landed!

Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:55:03 0 comments

Right then: Mr Julian Cobbledick of Cofton Hackett (Village Views, July 2018) has a point with regard to “strange lights” in the Lickey Hills.

Mystery of empty housing estate

Posted on July 30 2018 at 1:54:03 0 comments

Every now and then I like to have a browse through The Village magazine although I’m living far from my roots now.

Thanks to garden owners

Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:51:03 0 comments

May I offer a huge thank-you to the lovely people of Alvechurch who opened their gardens on a glorious weekend under the National Garden Scheme.

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