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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

‘Golden promises’ forgotten

The October Village View asked what our villages will look like in 20 years. As a long-term resident of Cofton Hackett, I can quite sadly say that what was a pleasant place to live is sadly not any more.

Labelling Redditch ‘the Bronx’ is village snobbery

I’ve just been reading the Village Views section in the April edition, and my eyes were drawn to the comments made by Tom Molloy of Alvechurch.

A time and a place

I entirely agree with Wendy Glynn (Village Views, February 2013) about the Christmas Eve service at St Laurence Church, Alvechurch.

Grave complaint justified

The person complaining about overgrown graves had every right, when it is very plain to see the main churchyard and surroundings never miss their cuts and shaves despite weather conditions; this cannot be denied.

Walls have ears

The village of Alvechurch is renowned for its gossips and we certainly get plenty going on for them to talk about!

Remember this at the ballot box

At the Full Meeting of Bromsgrove District Council in February, the ruling Conservative Group agreed to pass on only a pathetic £87,000 in New Homes Bonus payments to local communities in the next year, despite the council receiving some £1.3 million in NHB payments from central Government (which includes back-dated payments from homes built in previous years).

How many?

12-year-old Caroline Hewitt wrote a poem about the Boxing Day tsunami.

Owners should clean up after horses

I am wondering why horse owners are not made to clear up their horses’ poo from public areas?

Keep access clear

Would it be too much to ask that drivers stop blocking the access of residents of The Square in Alvechurch? This is provided by a drive adjacent to parking in front of the Co-op.

Thanks for your support

I would like to offer my warmest thanks to the residents of Hopwood who turned out to vote for me in the Alvechurch Parish Council election for our hamlet on June 19.