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

New town would swamp us
Posted on March 29 2018 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 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 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 0 comments

Village reader Gill Hayes sent us this photo of an “icicle tree” on Sandhills Green, Barnt Green.


Better buses request
Posted on February 28 2018 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.


Show us your evidence
Posted on January 30 2018 0 comments

I could not let go unchallenged the claim from your (unnamed) correspondent in January 2018 under the headline “Plagued by chariots of fire”.


Fuming outside the school gate
Posted on January 30 2018 0 comments

Is it worth mentioning that the popular practice of driving to school early and then sitting in the (large, diesel-powered) car with the engine running (so as to keep warm) is poisoning hundreds of young bodies?


Party pooper
Posted on January 30 2018 0 comments

I do hope that an apology from the editor of The Village is forthcoming. The irony of extolling the virtue of local democracy in choosing councillors but not of national democracy in choosing Brexit obviously escapes him.


Can you ride tandem?
Posted on January 30 2018 0 comments

This is a personal appeal made in the hope that able and willing cyclists will volunteer to pilot my much-loved Longstaff tandem from time to time.


Prioritise rail cash
Posted on December 31 2017 0 comments

I live in Cofton Church Lane and enjoy walking and running around the footpaths of this beautiful area.


Network Rail needs to address safety
Posted on December 31 2017 0 comments

Two things seem to be clear in respect of the footpath/footbridge/lifts problem with Network Rail:


Council planners ‘ignoring logic’
Posted on December 31 2017 0 comments

I note from the Village News Round-up in your December issue that the owner of the former veterinary surgery has asked villagers for suggestions of uses.


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