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A Taste of What Villagers are Saying . . .

Lawton’s View

Posted on May 30 2019 at 1:35:17 0 comments

JUNE 2019

Lawton's View June 2019

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on May 03 2019 at 3:38:44 0 comments

The independent wave continued to wash over the Village area in the Bromsgrove Council elections. The whole tract from Redditch, through Beoley, Portway, Alvechurch, Rowney Green, Barnt Green and Hopwood to the Birmingham border is now represented by independent councillors.

We must have clean air debate

Posted on May 30 2019 at 11:33:30 0 comments

I would like to respond to John Impey and John Holland, with regard to my published concerns about bonfires in your magazine.

Let’s consign bonfires to past

Posted on May 30 2019 at 11:32:30 0 comments

I am amazed at the comment by John Holland last month (Bonfires haven’t killed me yet. . .)

Graffiti culprit must come clean

Posted on May 30 2019 at 11:31:30 0 comments

Despite the best endeavours of Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council, graffiti remains steadfast on street furniture including road signs, Virgin boxes and our weather station on Rose Hill and the Old Birmingham Road, Lickey.

Lure of the Lickeys

Posted on May 30 2019 at 11:30:30 0 comments

An original bluebell poem offering for the “smile corner” of your lovely mag.

Lawton’s View

Posted on April 29 2019 at 3:11:55 0 comments

MAY 2019

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THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on April 29 2019 at 2:10:55 0 comments

How often have we or someone else said: “At least we’ll be able to make our voices heard at the ballot box”? Well, it’s been a long wait, four years since the last local elections, but at last the time has come to make a change at Bromsgrove.

Tories won’t stand up for village

Posted on April 29 2019 at 2:00:04 0 comments

I see that once again the Conservative Party has selected a district council candidate for Barnt Green & Hopwood who lives on the other side of Bromsgrove.

Village news or entertainment?

Posted on April 29 2019 at 1:58:04 0 comments

Many years ago, my boss advised me to regard the BBC and ITV news programmes as entertainment. Likewise, The Village magazine is just as much fun.

Cycle concern in Rowney Green

Posted on April 29 2019 at 1:56:04 0 comments

A number of residents in Rowney Green have raised concerns about the speed at which some cyclists go down Rowney Green Lane.

Bonfires haven’t killed me yet . . .

Posted on April 29 2019 at 1:29:04 0 comments

According to Mr Ridarta of Cofton Hackett (Bonfires have the potential to kill, April 2019) I guess I should feel exceedingly lucky to be alive.

Memories of our friend Robin

Posted on April 29 2019 at 1:26:04 0 comments

In answer to the query (Remembering Robin, Village Views, January 2019), the bench at Alvechurch Marina is indeed in memory of our dear departed friend Robin Walden, as is the apple tree alongside The Weighbridge pub.

New homes will spoil Burcot’s beauty

Posted on April 29 2019 at 1:24:04 0 comments

I agree wholeheartedly with the comments in David Barton’s letter last month. I would like to add, “Democracy is a great thing – if only the authorities would use it more often!”

Appeal for democracy

Posted on April 29 2019 at 1:22:04 0 comments

Please let me clarify, after a recent experience, what I would do if I felt I had good reason to object to the planning application to build a house immediately in the vicinity of my property, and why.

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.

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