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Sunday, February 13, 2022

THE VILLAGE VIEW

How often have we or someone else said: “At least we’ll be able to make our voices heard at the ballot box”? Well, it’s...

THE VILLAGE VIEW

OCTOBER 2013

Digging through a ten-year-old copy of The Village for the snippets produced on the right of this page brought back many happy memories of the days when villagers from all over the area would congregate for the Alvechurch Alight procession.

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Following on from last month’s View, in which we bemoaned the various traffic problems in our villages, we’ve been exercising our brains over the question of just why people choose to park on pavements.

THE VILLAGE VIEW

News has always been an adaptable beast; the same story can be presented in many ways depending on the medium and to suit the purposes of its purveyor, often for political or ideological reasons.

THE VILLAGE VIEW

This month we’ll try to observe the summer convention and keep the bees in our bonnet under control – there will be plenty enough...

THE VILLAGE VIEW

To mow, or not to mow? On the one hand, we have correspondence from a reader wanting to see a play area properly maintained; and on the other from a commuter who would like to see a bank of grass and wildflowers by a station left alone to give him something to look at while waiting for his morning train.

A few words. . .

Continuing our theme from last month, we’d just like to thank everyone who has contributed towards this magazine over the past year. It means The...

THE VILLAGE VIEW

We feel we should join in on bonfires, having wafted the flames ever so gently to start with by asking in the June issue what readers feel about lighting up in their gardens.

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Less than a year ago, this column gave itself over to supporting Alvechurch Parish Council in its fight against plans for 22 houses on a field in Hopwood.

THE VILLAGE VIEW

NOVEMBER 2011

At last the menace of motorists speeding through our villages appears to have come to the notice of those who can do something about it.