As our new council tax bills drop through our letter boxes (showing an increase much higher than the rate of inflation) I wonder how many of your readers in the East Bromsgrove district realise that we have been without active representation on Worcestershire County Council for quite some time now.
I read your recent article about the Newland Homes development. With 25 new homes in such a “landmark victory”, how many additional cars will be added to one of the most congested roundabouts in Bromsgrove?
I would like to bring attention through your magazine to the mindless acts of dog owners who pick up their dog mess in the little plastic bags provided by the parish council, then proceed to throw it in the nearest field or hedge.
Regarding “Village homes surprise” (The Village December 2011/January 2012), perhaps this now allows Bromsgrove District Council to pass any plan that comes along for site at the corner of Old Rectory Lane on the other side of the Birmingham Road, Alvechurch.
I was stationed at Hewell Grange from 1945 to 1946. Although life there was rather primitive, I thoroughly enjoyed the 18 months I was there, mainly through the kindness of the people of Redditch and the history surrounding us at Hewell.