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A Taste of What Villagers are Saying . . .

Lawton’s View

Posted on March 30 2019 at 2:10:44 0 comments

APRIL 2019

Lawton April 19

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on March 30 2019 at 1:09:44 0 comments

The local elections fall at an awkward time for this magazine: we have to go to press with this issue before the deadline for nominations, while the elections themselves are to be held on May 2, within a couple of days of our next issue landing on doormats.

Bonfires have the potential to kill

Posted on March 30 2019 at 1:06:44 0 comments

I agree entirely with the view expressed by Michael Lewis, (Village Views, March 2019), with regard to the selfish menace of bonfires.

Planning process is unacceptable 

Posted on March 30 2019 at 1:04:44 0 comments

I would like to point out to John Williams (How to object to plans, Village December 2018) that the planning process is very clear even if unacceptable:

Stranger than fiction!

Posted on March 30 2019 at 1:03:44 0 comments

I have just read your article on the Marlbrook Tip fiasco. It would be extremely funny if it was not true!

Stuck in the mud

Posted on March 30 2019 at 1:01:44 0 comments

Barnt Green has recently been blessed with its very own balancing pond, located at the Foxhills housing estate.

Help us find Heinz

Posted on March 30 2019 at 1:01:44 0 comments

My family used to live at Scarfield Farm. My mother, who is now 92, remembers with fondness the prisoners of war who helped out on the farm.

Lawn being used as field

Posted on March 30 2019 at 12:59:44 0 comments

Yet again the left-hand side entrance to Greenbank in Barnt Green is being used as a field.

Lawton’s View

Posted on February 25 2019 at 4:08:29 0 comments

MARCH 2019

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THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on February 25 2019 at 3:04:29 0 comments

If there was a Top 10 of “You Couldn’t Make It Ups”, the Marlbrook Tip debacle would surely be a chart-topper.

Create hedges to attract birds

Posted on February 25 2019 at 2:59:29 0 comments

I write in response to the letter Where are the small birds? in your January magazine.

Be thankful for hardworking bin collectors

Posted on February 25 2019 at 2:55:29 0 comments

Further to a recent letter (Village Views, February 2019) I would like to thank all our hardworking bin collectors for their faithful and efficient service.

More graffiti from ‘Tanksy’

Posted on February 25 2019 at 2:53:29 0 comments

Following on from your item in the February issue (Green graffiti protest), here is some additional work (above) by the anonymous environmental artist.

Bonfires bring air pollution

Posted on February 25 2019 at 2:51:29 0 comments

This picture was taken on a Friday morning at 9am. All this talk about air pollution, yet as I write this bonfire has been burning for more than two hours and is still going.

Bench makes beautiful sight

Posted on February 25 2019 at 2:49:29 0 comments

I took the photo above while I was out on a run in Lickey Hills.

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.

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