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A Taste of What Villagers are Saying . . .

Lawton’s View

Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:38:10 0 comments

JUNE 2018

Lawton's View June 2018

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:34:10 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:

Lawton’s View

Posted on April 30 2018 at 1:45:04 0 comments

MAY 2018

Lawton's View May 2018

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on April 30 2018 at 12:44:24 0 comments

When Alvechurch and Barnt Green faced an assault on their Green Belt land 18 years ago, this magazine reported the fight by the local planning authority to defend it.

Immoral and wanton vandalism

Posted on April 30 2018 at 12:42:40 0 comments

I have just read your article (April 2018) about the proposed new town, “Barntchurch”, with great disdain.

There are better places to build

Posted on April 30 2018 at 12:41:40 0 comments

Thank you for highlighting the current issues regarding future housing development in this area.

Was it a wind-up?

Posted on April 30 2018 at 12:39:40 0 comments

Please tell me that the letter from Major Cuthbert Parker-Smythe (Barnt Green folks deserve a first-class service, April 2018) was a “wind up” for April 1st. . .

Maid message

Posted on April 30 2018 at 12:38:40 0 comments

Dear most excellent Editor – If you would send me the telephone number of the scullery maid mentioned in Major Parker-Smythe’s letter, I would remain forever obliged to you and indebted.

Leaders needed

Posted on April 30 2018 at 12:37:40 0 comments

After 12 years, I will be stepping down as leader of 1st Barnt Green Scouts, and would like to appeal for some new helpers.

Lawton’s View

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

APRIL 2018

Lawton's View April 2018

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:17:36 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.

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