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Roads to nowhere
Posted on October 31 2017 0 comments

Just when it looked probable that I may be alone in thinking that with all the frantic building and road-making going on in this Sceptered Isle, we will all be permanently gridlocked, your editorial and David Barton and Sophie Garner’s letters in the October issue revealed that perhaps other people have been thinking about this as well.


Urgent need to calm speed
Posted on October 31 2017 0 comments

Regarding the subject of speeding traffic in Barnt Green, I note that parish clerk Gill Lungley states that Fiery Hill Road is not suitable for the use of a speed gun (The Village October 2017).


Car park safety concerns
Posted on October 31 2017 0 comments

I want to raise a very real concern about the car park provided by the builders of the new estate on Fiery Hill. 


‘Golden promises’ forgotten
Posted on October 31 2017 0 comments

The October Village View asked what our villages will look like in 20 years. As a long-term resident of Cofton Hackett, I can quite sadly say that what was a pleasant place to live is sadly not any more.


Thanks to those who supported Plan
Posted on October 31 2017 0 comments

A sincere thank you from Alvechurch Parish Council to all who contributed to the Neighbourhood Plan displays at the Baptist Church in October; an event which launched the final six-week consultation before the Plan is submitted. 


POW memories
Posted on October 31 2017 0 comments

It was so interesting to read about “Our German gentle men” (The Village, September 2017). I, too, lived near the POW camp in Groveley Lane, Cofton Hackett.


Largest total ever
Posted on October 31 2017 0 comments

The Macmillan “Biggest Ever Coffee Morning” held at Rectory Cottage, Alvechurch raised an amazing £879.


It won’t happen anyway!
Posted on September 29 2017 0 comments

While I have every sympathy with Paul Queen’s concerns with regard to the piazza proposals for the village centre at Alvechurch, he does demonstrate the real problem when rightly identifying the centre as a traffic island.


Piazza: plea for common sense
Posted on September 29 2017 0 comments

I fully support Paul Queen in his comments concerning our Square in the centre of Alvechurch.


Horses and riders support economy
Posted on September 29 2017 0 comments

For someone who claims to be “a horse rider”, Neil Harris (Village Views, August 2017) shows surprising ignorance about this.


Accident waiting to happen
Posted on September 29 2017 0 comments

As a regular dog walker in Cofton Hackett I have witnessed numerous near-misses Involving cars speeding along Groveley Lane and on three occasions nearly been hit myself crossing over to Cofton Park.


Oakalls’ open spaces still at risk
Posted on September 29 2017 0 comments

I have just read with interest the Oakalls article in your September edition, concerning the erecting of barriers on open spaces in Regents Park Road.


We need control on horse numbers
Posted on August 31 2017 0 comments

I have read with interest some of the correspondence about horses in this magazine. I am a horse rider and appreciate them as animals.


Living next door to a bomb site
Posted on August 31 2017 0 comments

I live on Fiery Hill Road, Barnt Green, opposite the railway station. I daresay most nearby residents are aware of the demolition of the property at number 47 next door to our house, with a shared drive. 


How is this ruling democratic?
Posted on August 31 2017 0 comments

At the rear of our estate there has been a long-running planning application debate: residents in Lickey Square wish to build five houses in their back gardens which will then tower over three or four houses on our estate.


Pavements left like a patchwork quilt
Posted on August 31 2017 0 comments

Regarding the letter (“Verging on the ridiculous”, August 2017) about the mess left behind by Virgin Media on Oakfield Drive, Cofton Hackett:


I worked with Simon’s father
Posted on August 31 2017 0 comments

In response to the letter about a Barnt Green resident bumping into a former villager, Simon Bendall, in London (“It’s a small world!” July 2017):


Pricey pass
Posted on August 31 2017 0 comments

I always enjoy Hannah Genders’ garden articles in your magazine, and having read about Shakespeare’s New Place in her August article, I went to visit it.


Piazza would ruin the village
Posted on July 31 2017 0 comments

I think the idea of turning The Square in Alvechurch into a piazza would be the end of the shops and small businesses there.


Verging on the ridiculous (again!)
Posted on July 31 2017 0 comments

Recently the residents of Oakfield Drive in Cofton Hackett have seen work undertaken by Virgin Media Group to install underground cables.


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