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?
Thanks to all those who supported the reopening of The Meadows in Alvechurch as a football facility and in particular, a very big thank you to the efforts of Alvechurch Parish Council for the many hours they have spent making this happen.
Last Sunday (June 2) I told my great-grandsons, aged six and three, to kick their football about on the playing field in what was the Black Paddock, Alvechurch, but they came back saying the grass was knee high and so impossible.