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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 ...

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...

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...

More Village News

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...

The £1 million footbridge over the railway line between Barnt Green and Cofton Hackett rising into the sky. While, this picture (above), taken by Barnt...

Village Features

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...

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?...

I’m sorry, but the Village Hall can’t deliver a Post Office

Dear Editor – I am writing in response to the letter from Mrs M R Gardner that appeared in last month’s Village, in which...

Cofton is no longer a village

Dear Editor – I’m afraid Steve and Judy Hewitt (Village Views, March 2020) aren’t the only Cofton residents saying “Spend our money on Cofton”.The...

Pictures give tacit consent to offence

Dear Editor – I was perturbed to see the opening page of the March edition of The Village magazine devoted to Morris dancers in...

Why are the trees being felled?

Dear Editor – As daily walkers to the Lickey Country Park, we are surprised at the drastic cutting down of hundreds of healthy looking...

20 Years of VILLAGE VIEWS

Let’s take politics out of it

I hope you will allow me to respond to the letter from Coun Roger Hollingworth in the June issue of your magazine.

Lawton’s View

JULY/AUGUST 2012

Lawton's View July/Aug 2012

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Times, they are a changin’ . . . and they will keep on changing whatever any of us may feel about it.

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Yet again, the chairman of Alvechurch Parish felt compelled at the council’s monthly meeting to urge adults to talk to their children about the...

Minority give dog owners bad name

Walking across between The Meadows playing fields and Old Rectory Lane, I saw that some irresponsible dog owner had left poo bags on the fence.

Prioritise rail cash

I live in Cofton Church Lane and enjoy walking and running around the footpaths of this beautiful area.

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