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Views from the Past

Blooming lovely
Posted on April 20 2011 at 9:19:08

I just had to write to say how beautiful Alvechurch village looks this spring with all the daffodils in bloom.

THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on April 19 2011 at 3:22:27

MAY 2011

We have been puzzling for some weeks now over the rush to transform into building sites the Green Belt fields protecting our villages from urbanisation.

Our own Big Soc?
Posted on April 19 2011 at 9:20:08

Would it be possible for Alvechurch to have its own “Big Society”?

Lawton’s View
Posted on April 18 2011 at 3:30:39

MAY 2011

Lawton's View May 2011

We’d pay to save our green fields
Posted on April 18 2011 at 9:22:08

The Barnt Green plans are drawing the worst out of me. This is the situation: we are the youngest couple (early 30s) on Kendal End Road. To get here cost just shy of £50,000 for our deposit.

We’ve signed away our monarchy
Posted on April 18 2011 at 8:16:51

Forgive me if I missed it, but in all the press/media hype over the forthcoming royal wedding, has anyone thought to mention to William and Kate, that the Treaty of Rome, signed by Edward Heath in 1972, and the Lisbon Treaty, signed by Gordon Brown in 2009, removed our Head of State and the Royal Family from any official position that they once held under our evolved constitution.

Despair over Green Belt plans
Posted on April 17 2011 at 9:29:08

The Village View, April 2011, could well become the primary reference document for those opposed to the proposed development in Barnt Green.

Treasure the Green Belt
Posted on April 17 2011 at 9:24:08

Your article hit the spot! Our green belt should be treasured and maintained.

Core Strategy is crazy
Posted on April 16 2011 at 9:27:08

I agree with the views in your editorial in the April issue of The Village, regarding Bromsgrove Council’s core strategy, insofar as they appear prepared to ditch their support for the Green Belt that is currently part of the district.

Our great success
Posted on April 15 2011 at 3:35:52

In response to the letter from S Lambert regarding The Lounge (The Village,  April), may I take this opportunity to outline the work which is taking place to support the young people in the village who fall into the 14-17 year old age group.

Bagged up for poosterity?
Posted on April 15 2011 at 9:36:08

I recall reading a poem in The Village some time ago about a dog-walker who was bagging up his animal’s poop and then hanging the garish purple bags in the hedge alongside the canal towpath.

Setting the record straight
Posted on April 13 2011 at 3:24:23

Thank you for your very generous coverage, in your March issue, of my recently published book about Barnt Green: Hail, Salubrious Spot! (How’s Your Rupture?).

Bantock gravestone
Posted on April 10 2011 at 12:19:27

How interesting to read about Gavin Bantock’s book (A boys’ own Barnt Green, March 2011). As a music-lover I am aware of Sir Granville Bantock’s connection with Barnt Green.

Celebrating nature
Posted on April 07 2011 at 2:44:39

Eight-year-old Catherine Shute, a pupil at St Andrew’s School in Barnt Green, sent us the following poem.

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