Vulnerable pay the price

11:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

SUSPECT we will hear a report from our MP telling us about the wonders of the Chancellor’s budget and how we will all feel the dramatic effects of a small economic recovery very soon.

Look at big picture to find solutions

9:19am Wednesday 26th March 2014

THE Bromsgrove Society continues to monitor planning applications for the town and to make objections, suggestions and recommendations where appropriate, and has expressed concern about the extent of existing services and their capability of accepting any development proposals.

More charges for tenants

10:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

AS with the majority of Bromsgrove District Housing Trust sheltered housing tenants facing the total increase of £9.39 proposed to be introduced as an Enhanced Management Service charge, I am disgusted that once again the most vulnerable in society are being targeted.

No faith in tip management

11:00am Friday 21st March 2014

I WAS very disappointed that the quite reasonable request from Bromsgrove Labour Group leader Luke Mallett that Bromsgrove District Council support his motion that a non-statutory public inquiry be held into the problems surrounding Marlbrook tip was rejected by the Tory Group.

Staff more than vigilant

10:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

I AM writing in response to the article expressing a mother’s concern over her child’s safety at Charford First School.

School is excellent

9:37am Wednesday 19th March 2014

I WRITE with reference to the article about children’s safety at Charford First School.

Town is in a real pickle

12:00pm Friday 14th March 2014

FEBRUARY’S full Bromsgrove District Council meeting was well attended because most of the public present had come to hear councillors speak about the need for a public inquiry into years of unauthorised dumping on the Marlbrook tip.

Where is the sense in this?

11:00am Thursday 13th March 2014

I COULD not help but reply to some of last week’s letters (March 5).

Top facilities set for station

9:29am Wednesday 12th March 2014

THE letter from K Breillat, “Station needs a disabled lift”, last week, suggesting that Bromsgrove’s longawaited new train station would not include lifts to enable less able passengers access to the trains indicates some crossed lines in communications.

Station needs a disabled lift

10:00am Monday 10th March 2014

I SEE Bromsgrove District Council, along with Worcestershire County Council, tell us that no provision will be made for the elderly and the disabled when they redevelop the railway station in Bromsgrove, namely no lift. Reason, no money?

A plea for information

10:00am Sunday 9th March 2014

I AM writing an article about Frederick Allen for the Black Country Society.

Dogs bins are disappearing

11:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

I CAN see it makes sense to remove dog bins if two bins are next to one another – having experience of using dog bins that are sometimes full to overflowing in Bromsgrove.

Thanks for poppy cash

1:00pm Friday 7th March 2014

ONCE again the people of Droitwich Spa have supported our service, men and women, through the Poppy Appeal, raising the sum of £9,358.16.

Tory council not listening

1:00pm Thursday 6th March 2014

LIKE Councillor Colella and Brian Lewis, I am fed up with the situation as described by your article (Fed-up Tories quit party, Advertiser, February 19). Like them I am a true blue – I have been all my life.

Let us keep town revamp looking good

9:29am Wednesday 5th March 2014

AS regards the new-look High Street in Bromsgrove, how long before the utilities dig it up and replace it with poor tarmac?

Bigoted mind

10:00am Sunday 2nd March 2014

IF what we express in our opinions can be held to be an insight into our hearts and minds, it would seem fair to assess that R Manning’s nasty piece of invective (Your- View, February 19) indicates a narrow, bigoted, rather small mind, that is not capable of simple enquiry before holding forth.

Major role

10:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

I REFER to R Manning’s letter.

Store dismay

4:00pm Friday 28th February 2014

I, ALONG with many other parents in Bromsgrove no doubt, was dismayed and disappointed to hear Mothercare would be closing its store in March.

Cuts shock

1:00pm Thursday 27th February 2014

THE severity of the proposed cuts in all our services across our county is shocking and very short term thinking.

Resignations no surprise

9:19am Wednesday 26th February 2014

I NOTE with interest the decision of Steve Colella and Brian Lewis to leave the Conservative Party and resign from their seats as Conservative councillors.

Lights of hope

11:00am Sunday 23rd February 2014

PATIENTS and staff at Primrose Hospice would like to thank those individuals and businesses who supported the Lights of Love and Tree of Lights campaigns either by making a donation in memory of a loved one or by helping us with the planning and delivery of the event.

Jobs needed

3:00pm Saturday 22nd February 2014

BROMSGROVE District Council is not bringing jobs into the town.

Why PCSO's

11:00am Friday 21st February 2014

I HAVE yet to see the reason for community police officers.

Post office is key to village

11:00am Thursday 20th February 2014

I WISH to register my strong objection to the proposal to move Catshill Post Office from its current location in Meadow Road to the One Stop convenience store in Woodrow Lane.

Carriageway is an eyesore

9:19am Wednesday 19th February 2014

I WRITE regarding the eyesore as you come down the dual carriageway from Wychbold leading onto the island going to Homebase.

Wall collision

2:00pm Thursday 6th February 2014

BETWEEN 6-7pm on Saturday January 18, a silver car reversed into the brick wall of my garden, resulting in its complete demolition.

Wonderful care at the Alex

12:00am Saturday 18th January 2014

IN these days of NHS knocking, we only ever seem to hear the negatives about our local hospitals.

Bags of cash

1:00pm Thursday 16th January 2014

BROMSGROVE School boarders spent a day packing bags at the town’s ASDA store during the festive period.

Big changes on the way

9:00am Friday 10th January 2014

THE next 12 months will see significant health and social care challenges for the county.

Stop playing petty politics

8:00am Thursday 9th January 2014

READING the letter from Bernard McEldowney, who forgot to mention he is the secretary of Bromsgrove Labour Party, I’m not quite sure if he inhabits the same planet as the rest of us.

Time to cut parking fees

9:13am Wednesday 8th January 2014

IN your report “Meeting puts off action on car parking”, it was stated Councillor Michael Webb told members he hoped the forum would “look at the review and now be able to make an informed choice”.

Overdressed for street partrols

12:00pm Sunday 22nd December 2013

FOR a variety of genuine reasons, current police methods seem to attract criticism. The image the public get of them is at an all-time low.

Positive? What exactly has our PCC done so far?

11:00am Sunday 22nd December 2013

I WAS surprised to read in this newspaper that our Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Bill Longmore would be disappointed if people did not look back on his tenure as a positive one.

We are starting to make things better

11:00am Saturday 21st December 2013

THINGS in our economy have been tough, writes Peter Luff MP.

Looking back on an eventful year

12:00pm Friday 20th December 2013

OUR traditional Stoke Prior singalong, coupled with supper organised by Thelma Roll, gave the opportunity to congratulate her on her award of the MBE for services rendered to the community, as we enjoyed ourselves.

So generous

12:00pm Friday 20th December 2013

THE Basement Project, which helps people aged 16 to 25 who are either homeless or facing homeless-related and other issues, were given permission to collect food outside ASDA.

Ceremony bound by royal charter

10:58am Thursday 19th December 2013

IN RESPONSE to the letter ‘Change Format’ (November 13) after the Remembrance Parade on November 10.

Fuel bill concerns

1:00pm Sunday 8th December 2013

TO add to your recent letters regarding our MP, I emailed Mr Javid recently with my concerns regarding the NHS and the cost of energy.

British aid extending our love to wider society

1:00pm Saturday 7th December 2013

I’M delighted and honoured to have won a place on the Commons International Development Committee, writes Peter Luff MP.

Town still has soul

1:00pm Friday 6th December 2013

WITH regards to Malcolm Guest’s latest diatribe in Yourview of November 20, I have to say that his apparent negativity seems to know no bounds.

Another fine mess

10:00am Thursday 5th December 2013

REFFERING to the letter entitled “parking warning” from Keith Hodson, (Yourview, November 20) I also received a parking fine for £100 in September (reduced to £60 if paid within 14 days) for parking in the exact same spot at Bromsgrove Retail Park in Birmingham Road. I also have used this spot regularly for years.

Parking warning

11:00am Sunday 24th November 2013

READERS may remember the articles in the Advertiser early in the year concerning parking on the Bromsgrove retail park, off Birmingham Road opposite the Victoria Ground, and the one titled major u-turn after parking fines spark outrage.

Patient power

12:00pm Thursday 21st November 2013

HAVING read the three council response to the Bromsgrove and Redditch Clinical Commissioning Group draft prospectus on the future of acute services in Worcestershire, I commend this to all those involved with this crucial issue.

Letter from Westminster - November 20

9:29am Wednesday 20th November 2013

FOR many of my constituents, their faith in our democracy depends on a very technical issue. They see things happening to their communities that they are powerless to resist.

Parkside plan raises questions

9:26am Wednesday 20th November 2013

SO Bromsgrove District and Worcestershire County Council are prepared to jointly spend £7 million on a brand-new library and the refurbishment of the former Parkside Middle School into a civic centre containing council services.

On the screen

11:00am Sunday 17th November 2013

HAVING attended the Remembrance parade at Victoria Square, Droitwich, over the years I have noticed that year on year the number of people attending has increased, which is a good thing.

Can you be the perfect host this Christmas?

6:00am Sunday 17th November 2013

DO you have room for one more person this Christmas?

Parade was poor

11:00am Saturday 16th November 2013

I WOULD just like to say how disappointed we were with this year’s Remembrance Sunday parade in the town.

Market forces

1:00pm Thursday 14th November 2013

AS an OAP struggling to run a 10-yearold car, Iheartilysupport the pleaof the Older People’s Forum for realistic parking prices in Bromsgrove.

Change format

12:00pm Thursday 14th November 2013

HAVING attended Bromsgrove’s Remembrance Sunday event I cannot help but feel that the time is now here to change the format.








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