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Lawton’s View

Posted on February 27 2017 at 1:18:22 0 comments

MARCH 2017

Lawton's View March 2017

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on February 27 2017 at 11:54:22 0 comments

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

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on January 30 2017 at 12:29:08 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.

Lawton’s View

Posted on January 30 2017 at 12:46:08 0 comments

FEBRUARY 2017

Lawton's View Feb 2017

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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”.

Lawton’s View

Posted on December 28 2016 at 11:15:43 0 comments

JANUARY 2017

Lawton's View Jan 2017

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on November 28 2016 at 11:11:30 0 comments

News has always been an adaptable beast; the same story can be presented in many ways depending on the medium and to suit the purposes of its purveyor, often for political or ideological reasons.

Deer, deer, deer . . .

Posted on November 28 2016 at 11:09:40 0 comments

This year we have had three deer feasting on the apple-fall in our garden.

Anonymous views

Posted on November 28 2016 at 11:08:40 0 comments

We don’t agree with the inclusion in The Village of letters from people who wish to hide beneath a cloak of anonymity. 

Church has own cash

Posted on November 28 2016 at 11:06:40 0 comments

In response to your “Church needs council money” story in The Village (November 2016), it seems strange that a church (St Michael’s), being part of one of the wealthiest organisations in the country and a charity (therefore, does not pay tax itself) feels put out at not receiving parish council money, which comes from the tax payer.

Mother Nature needs a helping hand

Posted on November 28 2016 at 11:02:40 0 comments

I enjoy Mary Green’s articles and appreciate the time and work she puts into her contributions to The Village

Lawton’s View

Posted on November 28 2016 at 11:13:46 0 comments

DECEMBER 2016

Lawton's View Dec 2016

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Posted on October 31 2016 at 12:27:57 0 comments

‘With the Bordesley Bypass now little more than a distant dream . . .” Ah, now there was a thing.

Lawton’s View

Posted on October 31 2016 at 12:33:10 0 comments

NOVEMBER 2016

Lawton's View November 2016

Excuses let residents down

Posted on October 31 2016 at 11:26:07 0 comments

Once again the residents of Hopwood have been let down by Worcestershire Regulatory Services. Those people want to come and live here; they would soon change their tune.