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A Taste of What Villagers are Saying . . .

Lawton’s View

Posted on August 31 2018 at 1:19:39 0 comments

SEPTEMBER 2018

Lawton's View Sep 2018

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on August 31 2018 at 12:18:39 0 comments

There is an entry in our 1998 office diary from Monday September 28 saying, simply: “Village #1 to press.” And here we are, 20 years later, still just about to go to press, for the 193rd time.

How to slow the traffic

Posted on August 31 2018 at 12:17:11 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 at 12:15:11 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 at 12:11:11 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.

Lawton’s View

Posted on July 30 2018 at 2:01:55 0 comments

AUGUST 2018

Lawton's View August 2018

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on July 30 2018 at 1:00:55 0 comments

The extended closure of a village road has highlighted once again the problem of the “rat run” from Redditch through much of this area into south Birmingham and the growing Longbridge development.

The aliens have landed!

Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:55:03 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 at 1:54:03 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 at 12:51:03 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.

Record amount raised

Posted on July 30 2018 at 12:50:03 0 comments

I thought you would like to know that in spite of a certain football match taking place on the Sunday of Alvechurch Open Gardens, we managed to raise a record £5,115.

Lawton’s View

Posted on June 30 2018 at 12:20:49 0 comments

JULY 2018

Lawton's View July 2018

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on June 30 2018 at 11:19:54 0 comments

You are probably expecting to read another column of head-banging bemusement over the antics of Bromsgrove District Council.

New station, old problems

Posted on June 30 2018 at 11:17:21 0 comments

Last month’s letter, “Traffic frustration”, made interesting reading.

Infrastructure has whiff of decay

Posted on June 30 2018 at 11:16:21 0 comments

I feel truly privileged to live in this part of Worcestershire – the trees are especially beautiful, not only at this time of year but all year round.

Street circus

Posted on June 30 2018 at 11:15:21 0 comments

What on earth is going on with Swan Street in Alvechurch?

Lawton’s View

Posted on May 29 2018 at 12:38:11 0 comments

JUNE 2018

Lawton's View June 2018

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on May 29 2018 at 12:34:11 0 comments

You know that feeling when you’re not convinced someone is telling you the full story? They’re doing something you don’t understand, and the justification for their course of action doesn’t make much sense either?

Speed limit conspiracy?

Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:31:10 0 comments

I note that Coopers Hill in Alvechurch has now been reduced to an urbanised 30mph. 

Road only fit for horse and cart

Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:30:10 0 comments

I have just driven from Barnt Green to Alvechurch and my shaken bones are yet to recover.

Traffic frustration

Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:29:10 0 comments

It is high time that something drastic was done about the traffic situation in Aston Fields.

The Lickey cuckoo?

Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:28:10 0 comments

Here is an original verse of seasonal poetry:

Lawton’s View

Posted on April 30 2018 at 1:45:04 0 comments

MAY 2018

Lawton's View May 2018

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on April 30 2018 at 12:44:24 0 comments

When Alvechurch and Barnt Green faced an assault on their Green Belt land 18 years ago, this magazine reported the fight by the local planning authority to defend it.

Immoral and wanton vandalism

Posted on April 30 2018 at 12:42:40 0 comments

I have just read your article (April 2018) about the proposed new town, “Barntchurch”, with great disdain.

There are better places to build

Posted on April 30 2018 at 12:41:40 0 comments

Thank you for highlighting the current issues regarding future housing development in this area.

Was it a wind-up?

Posted on April 30 2018 at 12:39:40 0 comments

Please tell me that the letter from Major Cuthbert Parker-Smythe (Barnt Green folks deserve a first-class service, April 2018) was a “wind up” for April 1st. . .

Maid message

Posted on April 30 2018 at 12:38:40 0 comments

Dear most excellent Editor – If you would send me the telephone number of the scullery maid mentioned in Major Parker-Smythe’s letter, I would remain forever obliged to you and indebted.

Leaders needed

Posted on April 30 2018 at 12:37:40 0 comments

After 12 years, I will be stepping down as leader of 1st Barnt Green Scouts, and would like to appeal for some new helpers.

Lawton’s View

Posted on March 29 2018 at 12:24:12 0 comments

APRIL 2018

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