Friday August 19 2022



Views from the Past

How can democracy be so hard to grasp?
Posted on January 27 2014 at 11:13:14

Following the refusal of planning permission on the Green Belt in Hopwood, Coun Roger Hollingworth is reported to have told a resident who opposed the plan he was “entitled to his opinion, but I still disagree with the planning officers.

Stick to the rules
Posted on January 26 2014 at 11:43:31

If frustration and futility are what turns you on, could I suggest taking an interest in local planning matters?

Posted on January 26 2014 at 11:30:25


As you can read in this month’s letters, the antics of politicians and other decision-makers sometimes leave those they represent hopping in eye-popping frustration.

Lawton’s View
Posted on January 26 2014 at 11:27:02


Lawton's View Feb 2014

Please listen to us
Posted on January 25 2014 at 11:45:31

I write about traffic volumes on Bittell Road/Kendal End Road in Barnt Green as an illustration of the failure of our councillors to take into account the views and concerns of the residents of the many threatened villages around Bromsgrove.

No consultation
Posted on January 25 2014 at 11:42:31

Quite rightly, the planning committee turned down the application for more houses at Hopwood with a unanimous 12-0 vote.

A ghostly coach
Posted on January 24 2014 at 11:46:31

Many years ago I was driving down Weatheroak Hill towards the Coach and Horses Inn and in the middle of the road coming towards me I thought I saw a coach with four horses and then it disappeared through me. 

Thank you, Alvechurch
Posted on January 23 2014 at 11:47:16

I could not end my time as a teacher and head teacher without saying how privileged I feel that my life’s work has been at Alvechurch, writes Karen Jordan, who retired as headteacher at Alvechurch Middle School at Christmas.


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