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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 Lounge counters ‘negative’ online commenters

The Lounge community cafe in Alvechurch has issued a statement wishing another food business well in its application for a licence to operate in the village to counter comments being promulgated by social media users . . .

Barnt Green ‘land grab’ on new estate

A “LAND GRAB” is causing problems on a village housing estate as new residents put up “Private” signs on public open space. Barnt Green Parish Council is writing to Bromsgrove planners . . .

£1million, but worth it . . .

This picture (above), taken by Barnt Green parish chairman Robert Cholmondeley shows the well-worn path created by villagers using the new £1 million footbridge...

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Withybed Moorings surrounded by wildflowers.

Barnt Green ‘land grab’ on new estate

A “LAND GRAB” is causing problems on a village housing estate as new residents put up “Private” signs on public open space. Barnt Green Parish Council is writing to Bromsgrove planners . . .

£1million, but worth it . . .

This picture (above), taken by Barnt Green parish chairman Robert Cholmondeley shows the well-worn path created by villagers using the new £1 million footbridge...

Planning reforms put key decisions on ice

The Local Plan for Bromsgrove district has to wait for the outcome of the Government’s radical planning proposals before it can move ahead with...

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...

How did Mop fair go ahead?

THE ANNUAL MOP fair went ahead in Alvechurch despite last-minute efforts to stop it over coronavirus fears. Local councillors, district and parish, tried to halt it after hearing that the fair event that takes over the village centre on the first

Village Features

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

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...

Beauty at Bellissimo

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE The start of spring is the perfect time to treat yourself to a bit of pampering, and Burcot’s beauty salon Bellissimo offers the...

Let’s go on a journey

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to planning a holiday – but the amount of choice can be overwhelming, and not...

BeautyBox is growing fast

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Since BeautyBox successfully relocated from Barnt Green to Catshill, the salon has gone from strength to strength – so much so that owner Becky Baker realised she needed...

LATEST VILLAGE VIEWS

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...

It’s for bees, not dogs

Dear Editor – I have just come in after transplanting some snowdrops, Scillas, Aconites and Primroses from my garden into the Pollinators Patch in...

Don’t abuse ‘tree huggers’

Dear Editor – The phrase “tree hugger”, as used in the letter “Too many people on the planet?” in The Village magazine last month,...

Do you remember ‘Blackberry Jane’?

Dear Editor – I wonder if anyone can remember a woman nicknamed “Blackberry Jane”, who used to wander around the Cofton and Rednal area...

Kindness of strangers

Dear Editor – I would like to thank everyone in Alvechurch who rallied round when our elderly ginger cat Bobby was in collision with...

Lawton’s View

MARCH 2020

20 Years of VILLAGE VIEWS

Express danger

I enjoy reading your magazine and agree with the parking crackdown (The Village July/August).

Network Rail needs to address safety

Two things seem to be clear in respect of the footpath/footbridge/lifts problem with Network Rail:

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...

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Almost 80 women turned out for the inaugural meeting of Barnt Green Women’s Institute in January – quite a success for any new venture.

Leighton leads?

Do any of your readers know where the late actress, Margaret Leighton, used to reside in Barnt Green?

A giant at work

I remember Big Bertha (Village March 2006). I worked as a valuer and compensation negotiator for Cecil Cariss & Son, Auctioneers and Estate Agents, in 1955.

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