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A Taste of What Villagers are Saying . . .

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on September 30 2019 at 2:06:08 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 September 30 2019 at 2:08:08 0 comments

OCTOBER 2019

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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.

Lickeys must be protected

Posted on August 30 2019 at 10:18:47 0 comments

I wonder if any of your regular contributors know anything about the Lickey Hills – who currently manages this beauty spot and plans for the future?

Post Office is essential

Posted on August 30 2019 at 10:18:47 0 comments

I wonder when we will discover the fate of Alvechurch Post Office? The building has been sold, but nobody seems to know what’s happening.

Church could chip in for the hall

Posted on July 29 2019 at 11:53:36 0 comments

As a resident of Cofton Hackett, I was interested to read the article in last month’s Village regarding the apparent poor response from Cofton residents to appeals for funds to fit out the new village/parish hall.

Grubs to blame for wrecked lawn

Posted on July 29 2019 at 11:52:36 0 comments

Having read Keith Hughes’s letter “That’s the badger” (July 2019), I think I can shed some light on why this has happened.

Chemical solution

Posted on July 29 2019 at 11:51:36 0 comments

Keith’s problem is a chafer grub. They are a larvae that live a couple of inches under the turf and live off the roots; then the rooks, crows, magpies, foxes and badgers feed off the grub which is very high in protein.

Thanks to supporters

Posted on July 29 2019 at 11:50:36 0 comments

Alvechurch Football Club would like to thank the landlords and regulars at the Swan and Crown pubs who continue to support J’s football cards, which has been an amazing support for the youth section over the years.

Time to find a new planet!

Posted on July 29 2019 at 11:49:36 0 comments

With regard to Mr John B Holland’s response (July 2019) to my ongoing concerns about bonfires and their impact on air quality, we will just have to agree to disagree!

How I revitalised my garden

Posted on July 29 2019 at 11:46:36 0 comments

Readers may recall my letter in January 2019 asking Where are the small birds?  I have only been in Alvechurch a short while, but I have turned my garden into a natural habitat to attract wildlife.

Lawton’s View

Posted on July 29 2019 at 12:20:36 0 comments

AUGUST 2019

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THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on July 29 2019 at 12:17:36 0 comments

This month we’ll try to observe the summer convention and keep the bees in our bonnet under control – there will be plenty enough to worry and complain about once September comes.

Bonfire gripe misses the point

Posted on June 30 2019 at 1:44:26 0 comments

While refuelling my father’s bonfire on one of the many Sunday mornings during the 1940s, little did I realise that one day my actions may cause consternation to someone in the 21st century.

Tune in to Radio Cofton

Posted on June 30 2019 at 1:43:26 0 comments

Reservoir Road has two new resident DJs on Cofton Hackett Radio (CHR). Myself (aka Dogtags) and my next door neighbour, Will, have our own shows at 8pm on Tuesday and Friday respectively.

Baskets brighten up village

Posted on June 30 2019 at 1:43:26 0 comments

It was good to see Nick Houghton and his two helpers from Where Next? Redditch planting out containers and putting up the hanging baskets in Barnt Green.

Memories of a great friend

Posted on June 30 2019 at 1:41:26 0 comments

I would like to say a few words about a great friend who lived in Alvechurch for many years.

That’s the badger!

Posted on June 30 2019 at 1:40:26 0 comments

Having lived on the Lickey Hills for 20 years and the land having been in the family for 80 years, we have never been plagued by badgers – until this year.

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on June 30 2019 at 1:39:26 0 comments

Even though it’s summer and we usually give the bees in our bonnet a rest for a month or two, there’s one that just keeps buzzing around our head . . . and it is all to do with that fear we have of a looming Barntchurch.

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