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

Two-hour mystery
Posted on February 27 2017 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.


Verging on the ridiculous
Posted on December 28 2016 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 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 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 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 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”.


Deer, deer, deer . . .
Posted on November 28 2016 0 comments

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


Anonymous views
Posted on November 28 2016 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 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 0 comments

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


Excuses let residents down
Posted on October 31 2016 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.