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THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on March 30 2017 at 2:47:32 0 comments

Long-time readers of The Village will know this magazine has no party political axe to grind and is, indeed, a fervent advocate of removing national politics from local government.

Lawton’s View

Posted on March 30 2017 at 3:28:27 0 comments

APRIL 2017

Lawton's View April 2017

Cobbs Barn ‘lorry park’ an eyesore

Posted on March 30 2017 at 2:44:42 0 comments

Have you had any comments on this wagon, which is permanently parked just off Cobbs Barn Island in Alvechurch?

Bollard is a distraction

Posted on March 30 2017 at 2:39:42 0 comments

Have other villagers spotted the new child-shaped bollard outside Lickey Hills Primary School on Old Birmingham Road?

Council ‘disregard’ for residents

Posted on March 30 2017 at 2:23:42 0 comments

I am a resident of Kendal End Road and would agree wholeheartedly with the resident of Cherry Hill Road (“Lack of urgency in road closure”, March 2017)

It was nice while it lasted. . .

Posted on March 30 2017 at 2:22:42 0 comments

Reading the comments from several residents regarding the Barnt Green road closure, I would like to point out that I have also been inconvenienced with the diversions.

Yellow lines = faster traffic

Posted on March 30 2017 at 2:21:42 0 comments

I write in response to the March Oakalls article, “Lines and Litter”. I am not entirely sure where your correspondent, Sarah Rees, lives, but I assume it is not on Green Park Road?

Traffic scheme ‘foisted’ on village

Posted on March 30 2017 at 2:19:42 0 comments

Work has now commenced on the traffic-calming measures scheme on Groveley Lane, Cofton Hackett.

High price for toilet

Posted on March 30 2017 at 2:10:42 0 comments

How interesting it was to read of the “Village toilet tussle” in the March issue.

Village does not need a new loo

Posted on March 30 2017 at 2:07:42 0 comments

In response to your March article “Village toilet tussle”: are councillors Hotham, Gumbley and Briggs a comedy act? 

Two-hour mystery

Posted on February 27 2017 at 12:03:22 0 comments

I am curious to know who has decided that the two long lay-bys near Hopwood services have been designated for two-hour parking only, and what the reasons are.

The big picture

Posted on February 27 2017 at 11:52:22 0 comments

Reading recent Village issues, I’ve been prompted to ponder on the so-called big picture. 

Lawton’s View

Posted on February 27 2017 at 12:18:35 0 comments

MARCH 2017

Lawton's View March 2017

Sadness for Barnt Green

Posted on February 27 2017 at 11:17:22 0 comments

I moved to Barnt Green some months ago, and I have been so impressed by the warmth and friendliness of residents, and local businesses and services.

Dog dirt spoiling club for others

Posted on February 27 2017 at 11:16:22 0 comments

Alvechurch Cricket Club has increasingly become an entry to The Meadows for dog walkers, or in some cases just a drier version of The Meadows for dog owners to offer their dogs some exercise.

Lack of urgency in road closure

Posted on February 27 2017 at 11:14:22 0 comments

I am a resident of Cherry Hill Road, so I am enduring the heavy flow of traffic taking the shortest route around the Barnt Green road closure.

Carving through our idyll

Posted on February 27 2017 at 11:57:22 0 comments

I’m writing in reference to Mr and Mrs Partridge’s letter, “Bins protect our verges”, in February’s Village.

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on February 27 2017 at 10:54:57 0 comments

Mention “planning policy” in polite company and you can often see eyes glaze over before your very own.

Bins protect our verges

Posted on January 30 2017 at 1:35:08 0 comments

Following on from the letter and photo from Mr Whitby in January’s Village, I too have enclosed a photo of our grass verge.

‘Nightmare’ of village traffic

Posted on January 30 2017 at 12:23:08 0 comments

As a long-standing resident of Barnt Green (22 years) I’ve noticed so many changes, from a lovely village location with a fabulous village school to an over-populated, car-ridden nightmare.

No regrets over Brexit and Trump

Posted on January 30 2017 at 12:22:08 0 comments

You will not be surprised to receive a response to the comment in the Village View in your January issue.

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on January 30 2017 at 11:29:57 0 comments

Almost 80 women turned out for the inaugural meeting of Barnt Green Women’s Institute in January – quite a success for any new venture.

Heartfelt thanks

Posted on January 30 2017 at 12:28:08 0 comments

I would like to sincerely thank all the wonderful people of Rowney Green and Alvechurch for the beautiful cards, letters and warm wishes received on the sudden tragic loss of my beloved son Julian.

Lawton’s View

Posted on January 30 2017 at 11:46:57 0 comments

FEBRUARY 2017

Lawton's View Feb 2017

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on December 28 2016 at 11:13:57 0 comments

The end of an old year and start of a new one is normally a time of hope and optimism, but not this time.

Verging on the ridiculous

Posted on December 28 2016 at 11:11:56 0 comments

I have enclosed a photo of the damage caused by a Virgin Media road crew when they laid their cables along Middle Drive in Cofton Hackett.

Bin and gone

Posted on December 28 2016 at 11:08:56 0 comments

It beggars belief that Bromsgrove District Council wants folk to be nothing more than slave labour to carry bins to and from their abode.

It drives you crazy. . .

Posted on December 28 2016 at 11:08:56 0 comments

I heard recently that the Highway Code had been amended to the effect that it is no longer mandatory to give way to oncoming traffic when parked vehicles or other obstructions are on your side of the road.

I’ve bin tagged!

Posted on December 28 2016 at 11:07:56 0 comments

I read in your December magazine about Bromsgrove District Council’s plan to tag the bins of people who don’t recycle properly, and I thought I would share my recent experience.

New bin rules are a waste of space

Posted on December 28 2016 at 11:05:56 0 comments

Oh dear! This looks like an accident waiting to happen. I refer, of course, to your article in the December issue of The Village, entitled “The Bin Inspectors”.