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Views from the Past

How many birds will you spot?
Posted on January 27 2011 at 4:28:10

Village weatherman Phil Thomas counted the different birds he saw in his Alvechurch garden over 2010 and compiled the list below, with a total of 44 species.
  We wonder if anyone can count more in their garden over this year – or if anyone sees any unusual birds. Let us know.

Posted on January 23 2011 at 12:19:46


We have been berated for suggesting in our last issue that the voters of this area will always be blue – and have even been told that we helped June Griffiths to get elected as the county councillor for Alvechurch division by suggesting that the outcome was a foregone conclusion.

Grit gripe 2
Posted on January 23 2011 at 9:51:30

Sir – Immediately before the snowfall in December the County Council removed the grit bin at the junction of Ten Ashes and Groveley Lane, Cofton Hackett, along with the bin at the end of Chestnut Drive.

Lawton’s View
Posted on January 20 2011 at 12:25:46

February 2011

Lawton's View February 2011


Sad history
Posted on January 16 2011 at 12:07:46

I grew up in Sandhurst Close, Church Hill North. The story of PC Davies (The Village November 2010, Murdered on Duty) was passed on to us when we moved there in 1983 and whenever we walked up the Roman road towards Beoley cross roads I often thought about what had happened.

Our saviour, Jane
Posted on January 14 2011 at 12:10:46

Jane Ward advertises in your magazine as a Travel Counsellor and we have used her for a few trips before. We have always been really pleased with the work she has done, but in December she surpassed herself

Pets or pests?
Posted on January 12 2011 at 3:42:30

Without wishing to sound like a spoilsport, on a recent holiday in the Caribbean, I noticed a very large number of the African snails similar to those which a young girl keeps as pets mentioned The Village.


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