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Villager's View - What you've been saying . . .

Not a bridge too far
Posted on January 30 2018 0 comments

In response to Canon Rob Fieldson’s letter (“Prioritise rail cash”) in last month’s Village: I completely agree that disabled access should be greatly improved at Barnt Green, but not at the expense of the new footbridge.


Community spirit in ‘Lego Village’
Posted on January 30 2018 0 comments

My wife and I bought our “Lego House” in Cofton Hackett over four years ago. We settled in and watched happily as our family, and other families on Cofton Fields, grew.


Show us your evidence
Posted on January 30 2018 0 comments

I could not let go unchallenged the claim from your (unnamed) correspondent in January 2018 under the headline “Plagued by chariots of fire”.


Fuming outside the school gate
Posted on January 30 2018 0 comments

Is it worth mentioning that the popular practice of driving to school early and then sitting in the (large, diesel-powered) car with the engine running (so as to keep warm) is poisoning hundreds of young bodies?


Party pooper
Posted on January 30 2018 0 comments

I do hope that an apology from the editor of The Village is forthcoming. The irony of extolling the virtue of local democracy in choosing councillors but not of national democracy in choosing Brexit obviously escapes him.


Can you ride tandem?
Posted on January 30 2018 0 comments

This is a personal appeal made in the hope that able and willing cyclists will volunteer to pilot my much-loved Longstaff tandem from time to time.


Prioritise rail cash
Posted on December 31 2017 0 comments

I live in Cofton Church Lane and enjoy walking and running around the footpaths of this beautiful area.


Network Rail needs to address safety
Posted on December 31 2017 0 comments

Two things seem to be clear in respect of the footpath/footbridge/lifts problem with Network Rail:


Council planners ‘ignoring logic’
Posted on December 31 2017 0 comments

I note from the Village News Round-up in your December issue that the owner of the former veterinary surgery has asked villagers for suggestions of uses.


Warm welcome to Cofton
Posted on December 31 2017 0 comments

As a resident of the Cofton Fields estate, I would like to express my thanks for the warm welcome I’ve received within Cofton Hackett. 


Change is not always good
Posted on December 31 2017 0 comments

Regarding K Cunningham’s response to my original letter about the new Cofton Fields estate (Village Views, November 2017): yes, things did have to change and life moves on, but as many residents would tell you, what was promised in the first plans looks nothing like what there is now.


Plagued by ‘chariots of fire’
Posted on December 31 2017 0 comments

Ah, the sleepy Anglo Saxon village of Cofton Hackett. Or it was until the chariots of fire appeared!


Leaving dog mess is disrespectful
Posted on December 31 2017 0 comments

To those who turn a blind eye when their dogs are walking out with them: if dog mess is left behind, your duty to your canine and to the environment is to “bag it and bin it”.


Bridge ‘railroaded’
Posted on November 27 2017 0 comments

I read your article in November’s edition concerning the disabled lifts at Barnt Green station with a feeling of frustration and disappointment.


A guide to getting on and off the train
Posted on November 27 2017 0 comments

With regard to access for all at Barnt Green station, I would like to expand on what Coun Cholmondeley has stated in Village News (November 2017).


Stop griping and embrace Cofton’s opportunity
Posted on November 27 2017 0 comments

As a resident of the “over-built Lego extension” in Cofton Hackett (Village Views, November 2017), I find it disappointing to still see negativity about what is not only a great opportunity for an exciting and cohesive new neighbourhood but also a lovely place to live. 


Where are the whitebeams?
Posted on November 27 2017 0 comments

I thought Barnt Green was such a nice place when I came to live here. However, two years ago the chainsaws moved into Rosebank and the whitebeams came down.


Whose dung is it, anyway?
Posted on November 27 2017 0 comments

I enjoyed reading The Village last month, especially the fabulous tip given by Cheryl Godfrey regarding using the horse droppings to feed the roses (Village Views, November 2017).


Meadows should be open to cars
Posted on November 27 2017 0 comments

This is an open letter to Alvechurch Parish Council and anyone concerned with the situation at the Wiggin Recreation Grounds, known locally as The Meadows, over the past summer and autumn.


Thanks to villagers for generosity
Posted on November 27 2017 0 comments

I would like to thank all local businesses who donated the wonderful array of prizes for the Alvechurch Knit & Natter Alzheimer’s Charity Raffle, and all you lovely people who have purchased tickets.


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