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Posted on March 30 2017

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Posted on March 31 2016

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Posted on November 30 2015

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Posted on July 28 2015

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Posted on March 30 2015

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Posted on February 28 2015

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TheVillage View - What we've been saying

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.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on March 31 2016 0 comments

So, there will be no Alvechurch Alight festival this year, and perhaps never again, for the sake of a couple of thousand pounds.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on February 29 2016 0 comments

This magazine doesn’t carry obituaries because we simply don’t have the space to do everyone justice. But we feel we should bend the rules and devote this column to an appreciation of the work Roger Hollingworth carried out for this community.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on January 31 2016 0 comments

Readers may remember our contemplation towards the end of last year of all the “bungling” going on around us.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on November 30 2015 0 comments

Last month’s Village View about the problem of parents parking outside schools across our area has stirred debate, not least in the offices of
The Village magazine.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on November 02 2015 0 comments

Stop us if you’ve heard it all before . . . actually, don’t – because the problem is getting worse and worse.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on September 29 2015 0 comments

On a September Saturday evening in 1997, as the warmth of the sunny afternoon was replaced by an early autumn chill, hundreds of villagers gathered in Withybed Green, Alvechurch.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on September 01 2015 0 comments

You might have thought that by this stage in the 21st century, headline writers would no longer need to be using the word “bungle” in their daily work.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on July 28 2015 0 comments

The electrification of the railway line between Bromsgrove and Barnt Green has already caused considerable upheaval and inconvenience in some of our villages.