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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Rowney Green fields vote

An impasse over who should manage the playing fields and facilities at Rowney Green is closer to being resolved.Trustees of the neighbouring Rowney Green...

Bordesley’s creative side

Bordesley is fighting back to demonstrate that it is a residential area that really matters to the people who live there.They were stung into...

Eggcellent fun in Blackwell

Blackwell Club hopped into action when lockdown meant they couldn’t open up to members and guests over Easter.A group of “bunnies” toured the village...

Four Chaps brew up a business

A nano-brewery in Wythall is in the process of registering a premises licence with Bromsgrove Council to start operating commercially.  Four Chaps Brewery, on Littleshaw Lane, will be brewing a...

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Farewell to Rev. Rob

After 25 years’ work in Barnt Green and Cofton Hackett, the Rev. Canon Rob Fieldson is hanging up his cassock. Here, he reflects on...

Pitch battle looms over homes plan

“Immense pressure” is being felt by Alvechurch Parish Council over its stance on an application to build 25 homes on the site of Alvechurch...

Horses’ happy home

Alicia Stanford (centre) and her horses Treacle and Tuffy settle into their new Alvechurch paddock with the help of (from left) Melissa Crow, Mia...

Independents step up

INTEREST is already high in the county elections across The Village area with more than a month still to go until polling day on...

Train of the future takes a test run

There was great excitement among rail enthusiasts when the prototype replacement train for the Cross-City line stopped off at village stations.The new West Midlands...

Eating up the mountains

ALVECHURCH extreme cyclist Tim Roberts is back in training – this time for The Silk Road Mountain Race through Kyrgyzstan.Tim completed the Tour Divide...

Calagate pressure ‘still on’

The public right of way from Barnt Green through the Cala Homes estate to the Lickey Hills will “one day” be open, the parish...

Village Features

Welcome to the Fieldson Orchard

The legacy of Rob Fieldson’s work will live on in many ways, but there will now be a lasting tribute in his name, thanks...

FARMING WITH NATURE

Hannah Genders visits a village farmer whose philosophy is to ‘give something back’ and to enhance the land. During lockdown earlier this year, many of...

WARM, WET AND NOISY

Village weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes August was a warmer than average month in The Village area, with a mean temperature of...

‘Selfies’ in space

Village astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the night sky . . . . Here we are in the middle of October already and the nights...

BACK TO THE ROOTS

Mary Green visits the farm where she grew up to see the benefits of organic methods. What an odd year it has been. It was...

22 years of Village Views

School drop-off dangers

Well, the first few days of the new school opening in Alvechurch were rather exciting, not only for the pupils and parents alike, but for the traffic and the parking arrangements.

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Following on from last month’s View, in which we bemoaned the various traffic problems in our villages, we’ve been exercising our brains over the question of just why people choose to park on pavements.

Record amount raised

I thought you would like to know that in spite of a certain football match taking place on the Sunday of Alvechurch Open Gardens,...

Fingers crossed for prediction

I hope your reading of the crystal ball for 2018 (Village View, January) is 100% correct.

Lawton’s View

AUGUST 2017

Lawton's View August 2017

Extended route is great news

Re: Noise of the ghost buses (Village Views, July 2014): Regular bus users to Cofton Hackett are becoming aware that the new 45 bus extension is very useful when coming home from work in Birmingham.

THE VILLAGE VIEW

FEBRUARY 2011

We have been berated for suggesting in our last issue that the voters of this area will always be blue – and have even been told that we helped June Griffiths to get elected as the county councillor for Alvechurch division by suggesting that the outcome was a foregone conclusion.

Woe of the Dowager Queen

Europe is like a Dowager Queen.

Disappointment for petitioners

On June 14, I wrote to Dr George Lord at County Hall enclosing the petitions from many groups in the village asking for our Alvechurch Library to stay where it is.

Decision a wake-up call

To all the residents of rural or semi-rural Britain who feel safe in the knowledge that our Prime Minister has assured us that any use of green belt for housing will only be considered after brown belt and greenfield sites (yes, there is a difference) have been found unsuitable or unsustainable, this is a wake up call!

Latest VILLAGE VIEWS

Dog danger plea after ewe plunge

Dear Editor – They say that sheep are only good at doing three things:- Limping, escaping and dying. My smallholding includes a bridle-path that is...

Watch out for Birmingham!

Dear Editor – I read with interest the articles on planning in the last issue. It appears this Government wants to change the planning laws...

Half a century of nothing

Dear Editor – I share Councillor Hotham’s frustration and despair (Take this lottery win, The Village, December 2020/January 2021). This is yet again a typical...

What good apples you are!

Dear Editor – Last October/November we had so many cooking apples I decided to put some in a tray at the roadside to see if...

Average speed cameras would slow traffic

Dear Editor – Having recently returned to Hopwood and having been born in Alvechurch, I can agree that drivers need to be more respectful...

How can we slow down the Swan Street morons?

Dear Editor – Is there anything that can be done about the speeding after the pinch-point heading towards Redditch, on Swan Street in Alvechurch?...

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