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A Taste of What Villagers are Saying . . .

Lawton’s View

Posted on November 29 2019 at 3:05:56 0 comments

DECEMBER 2019

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THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on November 29 2019 at 2:05:56 0 comments

It’s hard to believe that, with everything else going on in the world and the country (apparently there’s a General Election), we find ourselves once again exercised to the point of distraction by the planners of Bromsgrove.

The journey to Barntchurch?

Posted on November 29 2019 at 2:04:56 0 comments

Your article “Green Belt roll-back” (October 2019) highlights a concern that the new Bromsgrove District Council (BDC) Plan Review is keeping the GL Hearn study (a desktop study by London consultants) as an option

Harness power of green verges

Posted on November 29 2019 at 2:04:56 0 comments

It’s great to see community spirit in Alvechurch channelled into “green” things like litter clearance and making the village as plastic-free as possible.

Don’t mind the residents, we just live here!

Posted on November 29 2019 at 2:02:56 0 comments

This is a suggestion to the “Cofton Hackett resident” (Village Views, November 2019) regarding their view that the No Entry sign in Ten Ashes Lane is out of date.

Look after your own leaves

Posted on November 29 2019 at 2:01:56 0 comments

It’s that time of year again when the good folk of Barnt Green believe that clearing their garden of fallen leaves means blowing them down the road and making them someone else’s problem.

Plants just need water

Posted on November 29 2019 at 1:47:56 0 comments

I was upset to read (News in brief, November 2019) that the contractors were blamed for the “disappointing” display this summer in the controversial tiered containers in Barnt Green.

A helping hand

Posted on November 29 2019 at 1:44:56 0 comments

I am sending pictures of myself and my grandson Alex doing our annual cleaning of the dirty road signs in our proximity.

Lawton’s View

Posted on October 29 2019 at 11:36:58 0 comments

NOVEMBER 2019

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THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on October 29 2019 at 10:35:58 0 comments

We English are a funny bunch. As the very nice chap from Post Office Ltd – a company wholly owned by the Government – finished telling residents their village post office would close its doors before Christmas and he couldn’t really say when another would open for business, he received a polite round of applause.

Don’t sacrifice our play area

Posted on October 29 2019 at 10:33:58 0 comments

I am writing with regard to Alvechurch Parish Council’s proposed car parking options for Rowney Green, and in particular the option to relocate the children’s play area.

Access-only sign is out of date

Posted on October 29 2019 at 10:28:58 0 comments

Having read much of the debate surrounding cars using Ten Ashes Lane between Groveley Lane and Barnt Green Road (Village News, September 2019 and Village Views, October 2019) can we just remember that the “Except for Access” signs are not some ancient historical local by-law.

Path has turned into quagmire

Posted on October 29 2019 at 10:18:58 0 comments

Despite the wet weather, my husband and I and our two 11-year-old Labradors set out on a fairly regular walk route from our home in Barnt Green, on to the path behind the Sports Club in Margesson Drive.

Love for the wildflowers

Posted on October 29 2019 at 10:17:58 0 comments

I wanted to say how much I appreciate the hard work, time and effort of the volunteers who are helping to sow perennial flowers in Greenbank’s wild flower meadow in Barnt Green.

Football fundraising

Posted on October 29 2019 at 10:16:58 0 comments

Following the very generous offer of Peter Gwilliam and Scott Wilkinson of Alvechurch FC to donate a season ticket for the first draw of “J’s Football Cards” in August, I was thrilled to be the winner!

Burcot homes plan will change village life

Posted on October 29 2019 at 10:16:58 0 comments

It is sad to learn that the beautiful hamlet of Burcot is being forced to accept a new housing development on the garden centre site.

Lawton’s View

Posted on September 30 2019 at 4:08:29 0 comments

OCTOBER 2019

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THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on September 30 2019 at 3:06:29 0 comments

What a fine mess there appears to be on a new housing estate in Barnt Green.

The Lickeys are well managed

Posted on September 30 2019 at 2:05:08 0 comments

As Chair of the Lickey Hills Society (LHS), I would like to respond to the letter from John A Ridarta in your September edition.

Rangers do a great job

Posted on September 30 2019 at 2:03:08 0 comments

Your contributor last month asked about the management of the Lickey Hills. I moved back into this area from Hertfordshire two years ago.

Police should listen to residents’ concerns

Posted on September 30 2019 at 2:01:08 0 comments

With regard to the issue of motorists using Ten Ashes Lane as a cut-through (Short-cut concerns, The Village September 2019), I find it interesting that the local police deem that the speed and volume of traffic was “not of a high level of concern”.

Law is clear and must be upheld

Posted on September 30 2019 at 2:00:08 0 comments

Your picture of one of the six identical road signs sited at the entrances to Ten Ashes Lane, Cofton Hackett, clearly shows a red circle.

Closing junction is not solution

Posted on September 30 2019 at 1:59:08 0 comments

I don’t agree with Steve Smith and his proposals that Ten Ashes Lane be closed at the junction with Barnt Green Road.

Saj is respecting ‘will of people’

Posted on September 30 2019 at 1:58:08 0 comments

I would like to comment on the September Village View, and firstly point out that, like our MP Sajid Javid, I also voted “remain” in the EU referendum.

Don’t blame it all on Brexit

Posted on September 30 2019 at 1:55:08 0 comments

Your September Village View bemoans local vandalism before going off on an irrational rant about Brexit.

Floral inspiration

Posted on September 30 2019 at 1:53:08 0 comments

What a charming and interesting article, Flowers for the future, by Mary Green in your September magazine.

Lawton’s View

Posted on August 30 2019 at 12:33:29 0 comments

SEPTEMBER 2019

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THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on August 30 2019 at 10:32:47 0 comments

Yet again, the chairman of Alvechurch Parish felt compelled at the council’s monthly meeting to urge adults to talk to their children about the costs to everyone of vandalism.

Church has no cash to spare

Posted on August 30 2019 at 10:31:47 0 comments

I would like to take the opportunity to clear up one or two misunderstandings in the letter about the new Cofton Village Hall in last month’s magazine.

Please stop the stencilling

Posted on August 30 2019 at 10:27:47 0 comments

May I appeal to the grown-up who gave a stencil set to a young child as a birthday present to take it back as soon as possible.

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