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A Taste of What Villagers are Saying . . .

Lawton’s View

Posted on March 29 2018 at 12:24:04 0 comments

APRIL 2018

Lawton's View April 2018

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:17:04 0 comments

Building homes on green fields is a profitable business. It is much simpler than taking on the challenge of brownfield sites and then, more often than not, the new homes have a greater value because of their lovely location.

New town would swamp us

Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:17:04 0 comments

A proposal is to be considered by Bromsgrove District Council for 15,000 new homes on land between Alvechurch and Barnt Green.

MP should support own community

Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:03:04 0 comments

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government is the momentous title bestowed on Sajid Javid, our Member of Parliament.

Barnt Green folks deserve a first-class service

Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:01:04 0 comments

I am a retired gentleman of class, born and bred in Barnt Green, and am writing to say I am much looking forward to the newly-electrified railway link to Bromsgrove.

Icy scene in Barnt Green

Posted on March 29 2018 at 9:36:00 0 comments

Village reader Gill Hayes sent us this photo of an “icicle tree” on Sandhills Green, Barnt Green.

Lawton’s View

Posted on February 28 2018 at 1:46:07 0 comments

MARCH 2018

Lawton's View March 2018

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on February 28 2018 at 12:45:07 0 comments

When plans for the “new” Longbridge were first being discussed in the years after the closure of MG Rover in 2005, there was widespread recognition that the development would increase traffic flowing between the new homes, shops and businesses that would be created there and the motorway network through this area.

Better buses request

Posted on February 28 2018 at 12:39:07 0 comments

We have heard a lot recently about the state of the car park at Alvechurch railway station.

Bromsgrove wanted Brexit

Posted on February 28 2018 at 12:38:07 0 comments

I agree with the part of your January Village View that welcomes the “new blood” that has invigorated our local councils, but must strongly disagree with your wish that “Brexit reality will topple the current Government”.

Town parking fees are ‘brainless’

Posted on February 28 2018 at 12:38:07 0 comments

Every week in local newspapers there are complaints about parking in Bromsgrove – justifiably, in my opinion.

Fingers crossed for prediction

Posted on February 28 2018 at 12:37:07 0 comments

I hope your reading of the crystal ball for 2018 (Village View, January) is 100% correct.

Historical knowledge needed to understand case for Brexit

Posted on February 28 2018 at 12:36:07 0 comments

Like thousands across The Village mag’s catchment area, I get a tingle of excitement as each month ends, in eager anticipation of the next issue and the chance to voraciously consume its contents.

Protect our area from rubbish and urban sprawl

Posted on February 28 2018 at 12:35:07 0 comments

Hats off to the members of Alvechurch Village Society’s footpath group, who do so much physical work to ensure that the footpath network through our delightful countryside is in a usable state.

Please take more care of our verges

Posted on February 28 2018 at 12:34:07 0 comments

You may recall my letter in March 2017, lamenting the damage caused to grass verges by vehicles – well, it is truly verging on the ridiculous now!

Not a bridge too far

Posted on January 30 2018 at 2:13:45 0 comments

In response to Canon Rob Fieldson’s letter (“Prioritise rail cash”) in last month’s Village: I completely agree that disabled access should be greatly improved at Barnt Green, but not at the expense of the new footbridge.

Community spirit in ‘Lego Village’

Posted on January 30 2018 at 1:55:45 0 comments

My wife and I bought our “Lego House” in Cofton Hackett over four years ago. We settled in and watched happily as our family, and other families on Cofton Fields, grew.

Show us your evidence

Posted on January 30 2018 at 1:26:45 0 comments

I could not let go unchallenged the claim from your (unnamed) correspondent in January 2018 under the headline “Plagued by chariots of fire”.

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on January 30 2018 at 1:24:11 0 comments

Times, they are a changin’ . . . and they will keep on changing whatever any of us may feel about it.

Fuming outside the school gate

Posted on January 30 2018 at 1:23:45 0 comments

Is it worth mentioning that the popular practice of driving to school early and then sitting in the (large, diesel-powered) car with the engine running (so as to keep warm) is poisoning hundreds of young bodies?

Party pooper

Posted on January 30 2018 at 1:22:45 0 comments

I do hope that an apology from the editor of The Village is forthcoming. The irony of extolling the virtue of local democracy in choosing councillors but not of national democracy in choosing Brexit obviously escapes him.

Can you ride tandem?

Posted on January 30 2018 at 1:00:45 0 comments

This is a personal appeal made in the hope that able and willing cyclists will volunteer to pilot my much-loved Longstaff tandem from time to time.

Lawton’s View

Posted on January 30 2018 at 11:38:39 0 comments

FEBRUARY 2018

Lawton's View Feb 2018

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on December 31 2017 at 2:21:00 0 comments

It’s not often that New Year predictions come to pass, but this year we can claim some success.

Lawton’s View

Posted on December 31 2017 at 3:20:00 0 comments

JANUARY 2018

Lawton's View Jan 2018

Prioritise rail cash

Posted on December 31 2017 at 2:17:49 0 comments

I live in Cofton Church Lane and enjoy walking and running around the footpaths of this beautiful area.

Network Rail needs to address safety

Posted on December 31 2017 at 2:16:34 0 comments

Two things seem to be clear in respect of the footpath/footbridge/lifts problem with Network Rail:

Council planners ‘ignoring logic’

Posted on December 31 2017 at 2:15:49 0 comments

I note from the Village News Round-up in your December issue that the owner of the former veterinary surgery has asked villagers for suggestions of uses.

Warm welcome to Cofton

Posted on December 31 2017 at 2:14:49 0 comments

As a resident of the Cofton Fields estate, I would like to express my thanks for the warm welcome I’ve received within Cofton Hackett. 

Change is not always good

Posted on December 31 2017 at 2:13:49 0 comments

Regarding K Cunningham’s response to my original letter about the new Cofton Fields estate (Village Views, November 2017): yes, things did have to change and life moves on, but as many residents would tell you, what was promised in the first plans looks nothing like what there is now.

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