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THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on November 27 2017 0 comments

Faceless bureaucrats in their Whitehall ivory towers, drawing lines on maps without a care for how they will affect us in our villages 100 miles away from the capital . . . where have we read those words before?


The VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on October 31 2017 0 comments

We often hear people talk about how nice it is to live in our villages and how lucky we all are to do so.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on September 29 2017 0 comments

What will our villages look like in 20 or 30 years? The answer most of us hope for is: much the same as they do now, thank you very much.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on August 31 2017 0 comments

With the rest of the world apparently heading to hell in a handcart, these quiet days of summer in and around our villages have perhaps had an extra sense of the idyllic.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on July 31 2017 0 comments

We wonder if the saga that has been dragging out over the southern slopes of the lovely Lickey Hills for the past two decades may at last be entering its end game.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on June 30 2017 0 comments

We feel we should join in on bonfires, having wafted the flames ever so gently to start with by asking in the June issue what readers feel about lighting up in their gardens.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on May 30 2017 0 comments

It feels as if this is the umpteenth time we have started this column saying that The Village has no political axe to grind, apart from believing there is no place for petty, party politics in local government: but it is election time again, so here we go again . . .


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on April 30 2017 0 comments

Can you believe the cheek of Birmingham? Our big city neighbour wants to use our green fields for housing, while keeping its open spaces free for the good of its citizens.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on March 30 2017 0 comments

Long-time readers of The Village will know this magazine has no party political axe to grind and is, indeed, a fervent advocate of removing national politics from local government.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on February 27 2017 0 comments

Mention “planning policy” in polite company and you can often see eyes glaze over before your very own.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on January 30 2017 0 comments

Almost 80 women turned out for the inaugural meeting of Barnt Green Women’s Institute in January – quite a success for any new venture.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on December 28 2016 0 comments

The end of an old year and start of a new one is normally a time of hope and optimism, but not this time.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on November 28 2016 0 comments

News has always been an adaptable beast; the same story can be presented in many ways depending on the medium and to suit the purposes of its purveyor, often for political or ideological reasons.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on October 31 2016 0 comments

‘With the Bordesley Bypass now little more than a distant dream . . .” Ah, now there was a thing.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on October 03 2016 0 comments

It’s been a busy start to autumn, with a cornucopia of events taking place at villages across the area, as you will see in the pages of this magazine.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on August 30 2016 0 comments

As we went to press, the road was closed again on the dangerous bends just south of Alvechurch village after yet another accident.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on July 31 2016 0 comments

This edition of The Village has blossomed unintentionally into a gardens special, so we hope most of you will enjoy seeing what the industrious villagers of Barnt Green and Alvechurch have been doing on their patches.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on June 27 2016 0 comments

There is nothing village dwellers like more than tradition: say anything against morris dancers and woe betide you; have a go at horses leaving manure on the roads . . . well, lock up your doors.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on May 30 2016 0 comments

There are many recurring themes of village life, almost all of them positive. Many of us have, tucked away at the back of our minds, the idea that we don’t suffer the negatives of city life and have instead only to step a few hundred yards to be in countryside or to find special views across beautiful landscapes.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on April 30 2016 0 comments

People make a place, no matter how pleasant the surroundings. So it has been uplifiting to see, first, the swell of support at a public meeting in March to highlight the plight of a crisis-hit youth and community project in Alvechurch, and then to find that had crystallised into people stepping forward to offer their help.


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