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

Cofton traffic ‘death trap’
Posted on May 30 2017 0 comments

Firstly, I would like to thank Cofton Hackett parish councillors for all their hard unpaid work looking after the area over the years.


Cofton Hackett: the new Silverstone
Posted on May 30 2017 0 comments

Good to hear about the new Brands Hatch circuit at Groveley Lane, but the real experiences belong to the up and coming circuit on the Barnt Green Road and the new extension at Kendal End.


Lack of lifts is discrimination
Posted on May 30 2017 0 comments

Would someone please be able to let us all know when the long-dreamt-of disabled lifts are due to be installed at Barnt Green railway station?


Mystery plant: can Mary help?
Posted on May 30 2017 0 comments

Can I just say how much I enjoy Mary Green’s feature on the plants of our local area and their uses each month.


Thank you from Charlie
Posted on May 30 2017 0 comments

I would like to thank all those who voted for me in the recent county council election.


Left fuming by afternoon bonfire
Posted on May 30 2017 0 comments

On a Saturday afternoon, when I had a full line of washing out, including the kids’ school uniforms, this is what I noticed out of my window.


Invest in a maypole
Posted on May 30 2017 0 comments

Never mind the public toilet; thinking about May Day, why don’t we invest in a maypole for Barnt Green and the surrounding villages?


Sad to see Edwin go
Posted on May 30 2017 0 comments

I was very sorry to read in the news round-up (The Village, May 2017) that Edwin Gumbley had resigned from Barnt Green Parish Council.


County needs more of Charlie
Posted on April 30 2017 0 comments

It was so refreshing and uplifting to read your latest edition, not only for its diversity of local articles and information, but for the fact that we have finally got a positive-looking independent candidate without a political axe to grind, hoping to stand as County Councillor representing Alvechurch Parish and Wythall South in the forthcoming May elections.


Cofton’s been short-changed by council
Posted on April 30 2017 0 comments

I refer to Councillor Richard Deeming’s letter last month (“Traffic scheme ‘foisted’ on village”) highlighting the problems encountered by the residents of Cofton Hackett with the traffic-calming measures on Groveley Lane.


In favour of ‘child’ bollard
Posted on April 30 2017 0 comments

My grandson attends Lickey Hills Primary School. Having read in April’s Village Views the letter “Bollard is a distraction” from a Lickey resident, surely anything to slow down the speeding traffic on Old Birmingham Road has to be good.


Cofton Hackett? More like Aintree or Brands Hatch!
Posted on April 30 2017 0 comments

You are now entering Aintree racecourse – sorry, Groveley Lane, or that’s what we thought when the white picket fences went up.


Bollard is there to slow traffic
Posted on April 30 2017 0 comments

I’m not convinced that the bollard outside Lickey Hills Primary School is there to deter parking. I think it is there to send out a message to approaching drivers: “child, slow down.”


No evidence of demand for loo
Posted on April 30 2017 0 comments

I’m grateful to David Barton of Weatheroak for recognising comedic talent in his letter last month, “Village does not need a new loo”, which asked “are Hotham, Gumbley and Briggs a comedy act?”


Lack of parking hampers trade
Posted on April 30 2017 0 comments

The difference between Alvechurch and Barnt Green village centres is that one is vibrant and bustling with a good choice of shops, all occupied and trading well, and the other has empty premises and limited choice.


Cobbs Barn ‘lorry park’ an eyesore
Posted on March 30 2017 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 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 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 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 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?