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Villager's View - What you've been saying . . .

Planning laws are ‘undemocratic’
Posted on November 30 2018 0 comments

The current planning laws are grossly undemocratic, and our local councils should be ashamed that they participate in the implementation of them.


Slower traffic will create pollution
Posted on November 30 2018 0 comments

I see the 20mph speed limit is back on the agenda for Alvechurch. I would like to make the following observations.


Thank you, Peter
Posted on November 30 2018 0 comments

I am the sister of the late Peter Rippington. I do not live in Alvechurch, but visit the village regularly to see my family. Each time I visit, I go to look at the memorial garden to my brother.


Fireworks caused panic
Posted on November 30 2018 0 comments

I hope the people who set off the industrial-strength fireworks in Blackwell on Halloween were proud of themselves for creating so much noise. 


Barnt Green remembered
Posted on November 30 2018 0 comments

I have been reading with interest your online article (March 2011) about Barnt Green as seen through the eyes of former resident Gavin Bantock.


Too many councils for the coffers
Posted on October 30 2018 0 comments

With Worcestershire County Council recently announcing a £17.9 million projected overspend in their current year budget, and the six district or city councils within the county, including Bromsgrove Council, clearly also under financial constraints, surely it is now an appropriate time to revisit the potential financial and other benefits of the whole of Worcestershire being governed by either one or two unitary authorities.


Be bike-friendly
Posted on October 30 2018 0 comments

Thank you to Howard Allen for his excellent letter, “Politicians are too car-centric”, which appeared in the October edition of The Village


Double vision
Posted on October 30 2018 0 comments

It’s good that The Village magazine highlights and has always supported the Alvechurch Parish Neighbourhood Plan.


Despair over speeding
Posted on September 30 2018 0 comments

Can I add to your volume of motor-related concerns.


Politicians are too car-centric
Posted on September 30 2018 0 comments

I was dismayed to read your article in September concerning our recently-elected “independent” politicians and their desire to “solve the growing parking problems across Alvechurch”.


Bonfires should be consigned to the past
Posted on September 30 2018 0 comments

While there is much talk presently of new and old Cofton Hackett coming together and new exciting plans going ahead, what a pleasure it was to experience on a warm end-of-summer’s evening, at no later than 6pm, the sights and smells of thick, white, acrid smoke.


Barnt Green is blooming
Posted on September 30 2018 0 comments

Thank you to our parish council for our lovely flowers in Barnt Green this summer.


Links to poignant wartime tale
Posted on September 30 2018 0 comments

Your online article [originally published in July 2011] about the tragic crash of the wartime Blenheim aircraft was very interesting.


Happy birthday to you!
Posted on September 30 2018 0 comments

Many congratulations on 20 years of The Village!


How to slow the traffic
Posted on August 31 2018 0 comments

I read with interest your August Village View concerning the “rat run” through Alvechurch, and would like to make the following comments and suggestions.


Roundabout signs are dangerous
Posted on August 31 2018 0 comments

It was interesting to read Sarah Rees’ report on the problems with the Oakalls roundabout (The Village, August 2018).


Long wait spoils benefit of new train timetable
Posted on August 31 2018 0 comments

In common with so many travellers who have looked forward to the extension of the Cross City line to Bromsgrove, I was dismayed to find that trains stopping at Barnt Green at 19 minutes past the hour result in a wait of over 40 minutes at Bromsgrove for a connecting train to Worcester and beyond.


The aliens have landed!
Posted on July 30 2018 0 comments

Right then: Mr Julian Cobbledick of Cofton Hackett (Village Views, July 2018) has a point with regard to “strange lights” in the Lickey Hills.


Mystery of empty housing estate
Posted on July 30 2018 0 comments

Every now and then I like to have a browse through The Village magazine although I’m living far from my roots now.


Thanks to garden owners
Posted on July 30 2018 0 comments

May I offer a huge thank-you to the lovely people of Alvechurch who opened their gardens on a glorious weekend under the National Garden Scheme.


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