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A Taste of What Villagers are Saying . . .

Lawton’s View

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

OCTOBER 2018

Lawton's View Oct 2018

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:28:11 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.

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.

Record amount raised

Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:50:03 0 comments

I thought you would like to know that in spite of a certain football match taking place on the Sunday of Alvechurch Open Gardens, we managed to raise a record £5,115.

Lawton’s View

Posted on June 30 2018 at 12:20:49 0 comments

JULY 2018

Lawton's View July 2018

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on June 30 2018 at 11:19:54 0 comments

You are probably expecting to read another column of head-banging bemusement over the antics of Bromsgrove District Council.

New station, old problems

Posted on June 30 2018 at 11:17:21 0 comments

Last month’s letter, “Traffic frustration”, made interesting reading.

Infrastructure has whiff of decay

Posted on June 30 2018 at 11:16:21 0 comments

I feel truly privileged to live in this part of Worcestershire – the trees are especially beautiful, not only at this time of year but all year round.

Street circus

Posted on June 30 2018 at 11:15:21 0 comments

What on earth is going on with Swan Street in Alvechurch?

Lawton’s View

Posted on May 29 2018 at 12:38:11 0 comments

JUNE 2018

Lawton's View June 2018

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on May 29 2018 at 12:34:11 0 comments

You know that feeling when you’re not convinced someone is telling you the full story? They’re doing something you don’t understand, and the justification for their course of action doesn’t make much sense either?

Speed limit conspiracy?

Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:31:10 0 comments

I note that Coopers Hill in Alvechurch has now been reduced to an urbanised 30mph. 

Road only fit for horse and cart

Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:30:10 0 comments

I have just driven from Barnt Green to Alvechurch and my shaken bones are yet to recover.

Traffic frustration

Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:29:10 0 comments

It is high time that something drastic was done about the traffic situation in Aston Fields.

The Lickey cuckoo?

Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:28:10 0 comments

Here is an original verse of seasonal poetry:

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