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Piazza would ruin the village
Posted on July 31 2017 0 comments

I think the idea of turning The Square in Alvechurch into a piazza would be the end of the shops and small businesses there.


Verging on the ridiculous (again!)
Posted on July 31 2017 0 comments

Recently the residents of Oakfield Drive in Cofton Hackett have seen work undertaken by Virgin Media Group to install underground cables.


History society seeks help with soldier research
Posted on July 31 2017 0 comments

Village readers may remember articles in September 2016 and April 2017 about the Hidden First World War Heritage of the Lickey Hills project, sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.


Tackle the pavement pests
Posted on July 31 2017 0 comments

Having visited Barnt Green at about 1pm one day, I was amazed to find the footpath outside the Happy Valley Chinese takeaway blocked by an illegally-parked car.


Leave space for shoppers
Posted on July 31 2017 0 comments

I have one of the answers to the Barnt Green traders’ ideas to boost the village in a scheme instigated by Bromsgrove’s Town Centre manager Cheryl Welsh.


Horse riders have no choice but to use roads
Posted on July 31 2017 0 comments

I am a horse owner. I frequently ride up or down Cofton Church Lane. Does Dr Vohra realise that at either end there is a bridleway – of which there are very few?


Bonfire smells great to me!
Posted on June 30 2017 0 comments

Should you print my letter I fear I may be in a majority of one, or should that be a minority of one? You see, even though others may disagree, I love the smell of a bonfire.


. . . but I’m fed up with the smoke
Posted on June 30 2017 0 comments

In response to the letter regarding bonfires: I live on the Redditch Road in Alvechurch, and this problem has been on going since I moved here 20 years ago.


. . . why can’t people just take rubbish to the tip?
Posted on June 30 2017 0 comments

Thank you for highlighting the persistent problem of bonfires. Why is it even necessary to burn rubbish on a summer’s day, when we have a garden waste collection or the use of the tip in Romsley?


. . . I blame austerity, but there’s no need to moan
Posted on June 30 2017 0 comments

Bonfires can be annoying, and bless the children’s school uniforms having to be washed again. I’m not sure why the laundry identity was important.   


. . . ban antisocial fires during daytime
Posted on June 30 2017 0 comments

I absolutely agree with Roz Miller that garden bonfires are so antisocial.


. . . at least it makes a nice picture
Posted on June 30 2017 0 comments

What a beautiful bonfire picture Roz Miller has sent you. So atmospheric.


It’s a small world!
Posted on June 30 2017 0 comments

My daughter and I were sitting outside a pub in London, having chosen it at random for a bite to eat. An elderly gentleman came to sit at our table, and asked where we were from.


And the decision is . . . no decision!
Posted on June 30 2017 0 comments

I would like to submit two responses for the price of one.


Plant mystery solved
Posted on June 30 2017 0 comments

Last month, reader Dave Eckley sent in a photo of a ‘mystery plant’, and wondered whether Mary Green, who writes our Village Country Diary, could identify it.


The dandelion detective
Posted on June 30 2017 0 comments

I always look forward to collecting a copy of The Village from Barnt Green Post Office, and the June edition’s front cover was absolutely captivating!


Thanks from Councillor Kate
Posted on June 30 2017 0 comments

I would like to thank everyone who voted for me in the district council elections.


Owners should clean up after horses
Posted on June 30 2017 0 comments

I am wondering why horse owners are not made to clear up their horses’ poo from public areas?


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.


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