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

How to slow the traffic
Posted on August 31 2018 0 comments

I read with interest your August Village View concerning the “rat run” through Alvechurch, and would like to make the following comments and suggestions.


Roundabout signs are dangerous
Posted on August 31 2018 0 comments

It was interesting to read Sarah Rees’ report on the problems with the Oakalls roundabout (The Village, August 2018).


Long wait spoils benefit of new train timetable
Posted on August 31 2018 0 comments

In common with so many travellers who have looked forward to the extension of the Cross City line to Bromsgrove, I was dismayed to find that trains stopping at Barnt Green at 19 minutes past the hour result in a wait of over 40 minutes at Bromsgrove for a connecting train to Worcester and beyond.


The aliens have landed!
Posted on July 30 2018 0 comments

Right then: Mr Julian Cobbledick of Cofton Hackett (Village Views, July 2018) has a point with regard to “strange lights” in the Lickey Hills.


Mystery of empty housing estate
Posted on July 30 2018 0 comments

Every now and then I like to have a browse through The Village magazine although I’m living far from my roots now.


Thanks to garden owners
Posted on July 30 2018 0 comments

May I offer a huge thank-you to the lovely people of Alvechurch who opened their gardens on a glorious weekend under the National Garden Scheme.


Record amount raised
Posted on July 30 2018 0 comments

I thought you would like to know that in spite of a certain football match taking place on the Sunday of Alvechurch Open Gardens, we managed to raise a record £5,115.


New station, old problems
Posted on June 30 2018 0 comments

Last month’s letter, “Traffic frustration”, made interesting reading.


Infrastructure has whiff of decay
Posted on June 30 2018 0 comments

I feel truly privileged to live in this part of Worcestershire – the trees are especially beautiful, not only at this time of year but all year round.


Street circus
Posted on June 30 2018 0 comments

What on earth is going on with Swan Street in Alvechurch?


Speed limit conspiracy?
Posted on May 29 2018 0 comments

I note that Coopers Hill in Alvechurch has now been reduced to an urbanised 30mph. 


Road only fit for horse and cart
Posted on May 29 2018 0 comments

I have just driven from Barnt Green to Alvechurch and my shaken bones are yet to recover.


Traffic frustration
Posted on May 29 2018 0 comments

It is high time that something drastic was done about the traffic situation in Aston Fields.


The Lickey cuckoo?
Posted on May 29 2018 0 comments

Here is an original verse of seasonal poetry:


Immoral and wanton vandalism
Posted on April 30 2018 0 comments

I have just read your article (April 2018) about the proposed new town, “Barntchurch”, with great disdain.


There are better places to build
Posted on April 30 2018 0 comments

Thank you for highlighting the current issues regarding future housing development in this area.


Was it a wind-up?
Posted on April 30 2018 0 comments

Please tell me that the letter from Major Cuthbert Parker-Smythe (Barnt Green folks deserve a first-class service, April 2018) was a “wind up” for April 1st. . .


Maid message
Posted on April 30 2018 0 comments

Dear most excellent Editor – If you would send me the telephone number of the scullery maid mentioned in Major Parker-Smythe’s letter, I would remain forever obliged to you and indebted.


Leaders needed
Posted on April 30 2018 0 comments

After 12 years, I will be stepping down as leader of 1st Barnt Green Scouts, and would like to appeal for some new helpers.


New town would swamp us
Posted on March 29 2018 0 comments

A proposal is to be considered by Bromsgrove District Council for 15,000 new homes on land between Alvechurch and Barnt Green.


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