Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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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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...

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...

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

Baskets brighten up village

It was good to see Nick Houghton and his two helpers from Where Next? Redditch planting out containers and putting up the hanging baskets...

THE VILLAGE VIEW

There is nothing village dwellers like more than tradition: say anything against morris dancers and woe betide you; have a go at horses leaving manure on the roads . . . well, lock up your doors.

Artistic damage

Your readers might be interested to see the effect of today’s [January 25] hailstorm.

FAMILY NOTICE

WALTERS Kathleen Frances (neé Court)

Thanks to hall volunteers

I have seen first-hand how much effort, expertise and thought has been put into planning and the legal side of the new Cofton Village...

What a stench!

I write with regard to Mayfield Farm rendering plant, which is situated at Canalside in Hopwood.

Traffic has no rhyme or reason

A poem by reader Lynn Royle.

The right turn for roundabout

I work and Iive close to the roundabout at the Tanyard Lane and Red Lion Street junction in Alvechurch. I see from The Village magazine (Mini island set for U-turn, March 2011) that plans are afoot to remove it. 

From Alberta to California

In response to “The day a Wellington crashed in Rowney” (The Village June 2006), you mention a hope of locating relatives of the perished Canadian airmen. Yes, there are some!

Why are police not using powers?

After Alvechurch Parish Council urged landowners to take precautions to prevent incursions by travellers on their land (The Village July 2016), I recently wrote to our newly-elected Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion, on this subject.

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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