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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.