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An 'upward icicle' spotted and photographed by Village reader Geoff Franklin in Cofton Chuch Lane, Cofton Hackett during the freeze of February 2021. Geoff ...

Martin’s Budget round-up

Martin Pryor, of Blackwell-based Pryor Portfolio, reviews Rishi Sunak's second Budget. On some counts this Budget was Rishi Sunak’s 15th major announcement since his first...

Dean’s Sahara trek in memory of Sarah

Alvechurch villager Dean Marsh is planning to trek across the Sahara in memory of his partner Sarah Quiney and to raise money for Macmillan...

‘No decision made’ about Quaker hall 

Central England Quakers have told The Village that no decision has been made about the future of their Barnt Green meeting house. They were responding...

Independent vote hope

Alvechurch district and parish councillor Kate Van Der Plank is to carry the independent torch into the upcoming county council elections. She has decided to...

More Village News

Friends of the station

A group of villagers have volunteered to adopt their local station to make it better for everyone.The Alvechurch residents have now been given a...

Bordesley fights back

Residents of Bordesley, who already suffer constant heavy traffic between Redditch and the bottom of the Alvechurch bypass, are now facing the consequences of...

Market garden dream

A group of villagers is hoping to launch a market garden to provide people with fresh, locally grown organic fruit and vegetables. Incredible Edible Alvechurch,...

Nativity attraction

The beautiful church of St Michael’s, Cofton Hackett, celebrated Christmas with a life size nativity scene in the church porch (above). The figures and scenery...

Richard Peach tees up the 50-year-old story of a city corporation hungry for housing land . . . and an exodus of golfers seeking...

NIGHTMARE ON SWAN STREET . . .

Freddie and The Trumpkin . . . Alvechurch villagers have responded in style to a fundraising Scarecrow Festival over half term – and at...

Barnt Green Scout leader plea

Barnt Green Scouts have issued an urgent plea for a new Scout leader to enable the section to continue its 78-year tradition in the...

Village Features

Martin’s Budget round-up

Martin Pryor, of Blackwell-based Pryor Portfolio, reviews Rishi Sunak's second Budget. On some counts this Budget was Rishi Sunak’s 15th major announcement since his first...

Friends of the station

A group of villagers have volunteered to adopt their local station to make it better for everyone.The Alvechurch residents have now been given a...

Bordesley fights back

Residents of Bordesley, who already suffer constant heavy traffic between Redditch and the bottom of the Alvechurch bypass, are now facing the consequences of...

Market garden dream

A group of villagers is hoping to launch a market garden to provide people with fresh, locally grown organic fruit and vegetables. Incredible Edible Alvechurch,...

Nativity attraction

The beautiful church of St Michael’s, Cofton Hackett, celebrated Christmas with a life size nativity scene in the church porch (above). The figures and scenery...

22 years of Village Views

Tremendous support for hall

To the people of our village: a very special thank you from the members of Alvechurch Village Hall.

Hidden powers

The decision giving the go-ahead to the controversial Ash Lane development in Hopwood was a prominent feature of your last issue and one correspondent clearly expressed dismay with local representatives.

The Tories are alienating our community

To be frank, I salute Ruth Sault’s honesty last month (Village Views “Overrun by affordable homes”).

Traffic-calming not all positive

The experience of road bumps in Barnt Green has not been all positive and should be taken into account when planning for Alvechurch.

THE VILLAGE VIEW

The Marlbrook Tip debacle already beggars belief, so long-suffering residents could be forgiven for thinking that things couldn’t get any more farcical. . . but the latest twist in the 15-year saga has scaled new heights of absurdity.

Links to poignant wartime tale

Your online article about the tragic crash of the wartime Blenheim aircraft was very interesting. I’ve now lived in Kinver for about 18 months,...

Cemetery woe

I have just read a clipping from The Village magazine stating that an award has been granted regarding the so-called management of the Lickey cemetery.

Please pick up

To a most irresponsible dog owner using Branden Road’s footpaths and residents’ gardens in Alvechurch as a toilet. You are disgusting!

Lack of urgency in road closure

I am a resident of Cherry Hill Road, so I am enduring the heavy flow of traffic taking the shortest route around the Barnt Green road closure.

People are left out

We returned from Alvechurch Village Society’s meeting on Wednes­day June 23 about the new schools, charged up with cynicism provoked by the general tenor of the meeting.

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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