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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.


Roads to nowhere
Posted on October 31 2017 0 comments

Just when it looked probable that I may be alone in thinking that with all the frantic building and road-making going on in this Sceptered Isle, we will all be permanently gridlocked, your editorial and David Barton and Sophie Garner’s letters in the October issue revealed that perhaps other people have been thinking about this as well.


Urgent need to calm speed
Posted on October 31 2017 0 comments

Regarding the subject of speeding traffic in Barnt Green, I note that parish clerk Gill Lungley states that Fiery Hill Road is not suitable for the use of a speed gun (The Village October 2017).


Car park safety concerns
Posted on October 31 2017 0 comments

I want to raise a very real concern about the car park provided by the builders of the new estate on Fiery Hill. 


‘Golden promises’ forgotten
Posted on October 31 2017 0 comments

The October Village View asked what our villages will look like in 20 years. As a long-term resident of Cofton Hackett, I can quite sadly say that what was a pleasant place to live is sadly not any more.


Thanks to those who supported Plan
Posted on October 31 2017 0 comments

A sincere thank you from Alvechurch Parish Council to all who contributed to the Neighbourhood Plan displays at the Baptist Church in October; an event which launched the final six-week consultation before the Plan is submitted. 


POW memories
Posted on October 31 2017 0 comments

It was so interesting to read about “Our German gentle men” (The Village, September 2017). I, too, lived near the POW camp in Groveley Lane, Cofton Hackett.


Largest total ever
Posted on October 31 2017 0 comments

The Macmillan “Biggest Ever Coffee Morning” held at Rectory Cottage, Alvechurch raised an amazing £879.


It won’t happen anyway!
Posted on September 29 2017 0 comments

While I have every sympathy with Paul Queen’s concerns with regard to the piazza proposals for the village centre at Alvechurch, he does demonstrate the real problem when rightly identifying the centre as a traffic island.


Piazza: plea for common sense
Posted on September 29 2017 0 comments

I fully support Paul Queen in his comments concerning our Square in the centre of Alvechurch.


Horses and riders support economy
Posted on September 29 2017 0 comments

For someone who claims to be “a horse rider”, Neil Harris (Village Views, August 2017) shows surprising ignorance about this.


Accident waiting to happen
Posted on September 29 2017 0 comments

As a regular dog walker in Cofton Hackett I have witnessed numerous near-misses Involving cars speeding along Groveley Lane and on three occasions nearly been hit myself crossing over to Cofton Park.


Oakalls’ open spaces still at risk
Posted on September 29 2017 0 comments

I have just read with interest the Oakalls article in your September edition, concerning the erecting of barriers on open spaces in Regents Park Road.


We need control on horse numbers
Posted on August 31 2017 0 comments

I have read with interest some of the correspondence about horses in this magazine. I am a horse rider and appreciate them as animals.


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