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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Building homes on green fields is a profitable business. It is much simpler than taking on the challenge of brownfield sites and then, more...

THE VILLAGE VIEW

DECEMBER 2013

What on earth has happened to the leader of our district council? His intervention in the planning deliberations over a Green Belt field at Hopwood is surprising, to say the least.

THE VILLAGE VIEW

APRIL 2012

When the offer of money to finally drain The Meadows in Alvechurch disappeared in a quagmire of mysterious last-minute conditions last year, you could have forgiven those left disappointed if they had just given in.

THE VILLAGE VIEW

There are many recurring themes of village life, almost all of them positive. Many of us have, tucked away at the back of our minds, the idea that we don’t suffer the negatives of city life and have instead only to step a few hundred yards to be in countryside or to find special views across beautiful landscapes.

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OCTOBER 2011

Crime has dropped to remarkably low levels across Alvechurch parish, according to police reports. And this is at a time when we might expect to see more trouble as economic conditions deteriorate. So what’s going on?

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The Marlbrook Tip debacle already beggars belief, so long-suffering residents could be forgiven for thinking that things couldn’t get any more farcical. . . but the latest twist in the 15-year saga has scaled new heights of absurdity.

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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

It’s not often that New Year predictions come to pass, but this year we can claim some success.

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Who said politics is boring? At last, two of our villages were given the opportunity on May 7 to vote for someone standing not for a political party, but just for them. And boy, did they grasp the chance!

THE VILLAGE VIEW

We English are a funny bunch. As the very nice chap from Post Office Ltd – a company wholly owned by the Government –...