Action needed for town centre

11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

I WRITE in respect of your coverage of the ‘”opening” of the longpromised, newly-renovated Bromsgrove High Street, albeit now only partial due to funding shortfalls and ongoing questions over when and if Sainsbury’s is coming to the town.

Prices driven by a lack of supply

10:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

I WAS saddened to read the headline in the Bromsgrove Advertiser: “Celebrations as plans for new homes are rejected”.

Leisure Centre let-down on way

1:56pm Thursday 11th September 2014

HAVING used the facilities available at Bromsgrove’s Dolphin Leisure Centre from its opening in the 1960s to the present day, I’ve been closely watching the council’s plans for the centre’s replacement, which they consulted the public about in 2010 with a questionnaire.

Put the focus back to health

12:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

LET us hope Bromsgrove Council’s mistaken decision to pull down the Dolphin Centre and to replace it with an inferior building will be reconsidered.

Take note of traffic fears

3:43pm Thursday 14th August 2014

THE application for development at Whitford Vale goes back to the planning committee tomorrow for determination.

Extra drivers add to upset

3:39pm Thursday 14th August 2014

THE current Western “bypass”

Roads are not political tools

12:00pm Sunday 10th August 2014

I WRITE in respect of the recent article “The time is now for bypass action”.

Think twice about the zoo

10:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

A TRIP to the zoo may sound like a fun day out for children, but it is certainly not the best way to educate youngsters about protecting the world’s wildlife.

Protecting us should be key

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

CAN Bromsgrove Council, its enforcement officers and the town’s CCTV camera operators tell readers what exactly they are doing to stop goods and delivery vehicles from crossing through No Entry signs and entering onto the pedestrian thoroughfare to deliver to shops in our town?

A grand old mess in the town centre

3:18pm Thursday 7th August 2014

AT the time of writing, August 1, I see the High Street improvements in Bromsgrove still have some way to go to completion. I believe we were told the contract was from February until July.

No free parking for the festivities

9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

WHAT a great day me and my family had at the Droitwich Festival.

Council to get us off the ground

9:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

JOHN Ellis misses the point when he complains about the expense of the Bromsgrove Council trapeze display in the High Street (Your View, July 9).

Feeling ignored by the organisers

11:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

AFTER seeing the article regarding a Bromsgrove resident’s anger at the fact the council are spending £15k of the tax payers money on a French trapeze act for the festival (April 16, Bromsgrove Advertiser), I had to write in.

High price for the high wire act

2:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

I AM all excited after reading about the trapeze artist who is apparently booked at the princely sum of £26,000.

Do you know my long lost sister?

10:13am Thursday 17th July 2014

AM trying to contact my sister Patricia McManus, nee Goode.

Back ethical health groups

11:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

IN recent issues of the Advertiser there have been several articles about good people fundraising for various charities connected with health and medical research.

Bus staff just ticket for son

3:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

I WOULD like to say a great big thank you to Babs the escort and Paul the driver, from Bromsgrove bus and coach company, who have transported my son to Rigby Hall School for the last year.

Friar fest was just fantastic

12:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

I JUST wanted to thank Stuart and Graham from the Old Cock Inn in Friar Street for the fantastic show they organised on Sunday.

Trapeze act is £26k travesty

2:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

I WAS shocked and horrified to read that Bromsgrove District Council is spending £26,000 on a trapeze display in the High Street on July 19.

Merger looks on the cards

3:53pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

I HAVE no wish that any part of Bromsgrove becomes a suburb of Birmingham or Redditch either – well said Councillor Hardman.

Big oh yey to the town crier

2:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

A VERY big thank you to Kevin Ward, our wonderful Town Crier, for making a little boy’s pirate-themed eighth birthday extra special when we met at St John’s Churchyard on June 7.

Store charity push's £835

12:00pm Sunday 29th June 2014

REDDITCH & Bromsgrove Branch of Parkinson’s UK would like to thank everyone who contributed to our collection at Sainsbury’s on Saturday, June 7. A great result of £835.67 was achieved.

Thanks for mad hair day

1:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

I WISH to thank staff and pupils of Witton Middle School, Droitwich, for supporting my daughter in raising awareness of a genetic condition she has, Neurofibromatosis 1, a condition whereby tumours grow on nerve endings anywhere in or on the body.

Pure folly of parish change

1:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

I NOTE that Councillor Steve Colella has called for a reorganisation of Hagley and Clent parish.

Estate plan is outrageous

10:36am Wednesday 25th June 2014

YOUR excellent report last week on the proposed housing development in Whitford shows clearly that the developers and the county council planners have no new plans to make this development workable.

So proud of the staff at the Alex

9:00am Monday 23rd June 2014

THE Alexandra Hospital has had a great deal of bad press in recent years, resulting in threats of closure and downgrading.

Council got it right by listening

12:00pm Saturday 21st June 2014

WELL done to all who responded to the bus subsidy consultation a few months ago.

Doing a good job so far

12:00pm Saturday 21st June 2014

ANYONE who has concerns (Letters, June 12) regarding Healthwatch has the opportunity, like all of us, to raise his views and comments at public meetings of the Acute Trust Board, the Clinical Commissioning Group Board, the County Council Health and Well Being Committee and Healthwatch itself.

Join the debate on the Middle East

12:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

PETER James Bridle of UKIP exhorts us all to be nicer to and about each other (Letters, June 11) as if the fact 500,000 unskilled British workers have been displaced since Poland joined the EU were mere coincidence and that British universities and prisons are used as recruitment grounds by Islamic extremists as a dispute in a children’s sandpit.

Healthwatch has vital role

11:28am Wednesday 18th June 2014

IF it might help Mike Marshall’s letter last week feel a little more assured of the role of Healthwatch, could I share my experience?

Forum's success

10:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

ON behalf of Droitwich Spa Area Forum for Older People, I would like to thank everyone who supported our recent coffee morning, held at the Tea Cups Tearoom, Gurneys Lane, Droitwich.

Thanks for support

1:00pm Friday 13th June 2014

WE would like to thank the Bromsgrove Advertiser and everyone in the Bromsgrove for supporting the Stroke Association’s Action on Stroke Month in May.

Think more about milk

9:00am Thursday 12th June 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to the campaigners who petitioned Worcestershire County Council not to allow the culling of badgers on its land (“Pleas to end ‘unscientific’ TB culls on council lands”, Advertiser, May 21).

Plans for hospital cuts

9:38am Wednesday 11th June 2014

I HAVE followed with local and professional interest the debate about the continued use of The Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and the continued financial problems with the Worcestershire Acute Services NHS Trust.

Leaflet does not help with issues

9:00am Sunday 25th May 2014

I RECENTLY received a leaflet from Bromsgrove District Housing Trust about its sheltered Living Service.

Western bypass funding search

12:00pm Saturday 24th May 2014

THANK you for your front page on Bromsgrove District Council’s planning meeting, held on April 30.

Road left ruined after flood work

8:00am Friday 23rd May 2014

I LIVE at the top of Barley Mow Lane and recently had notification from Worcestershire Highways that flood alleviation works were to be carried out by my house.

Funding scheme of leisure centre

9:43am Thursday 22nd May 2014

DECISIONS will soon be taken by Bromsgrove District councillors on replacing Dolphin Leisure Centre.

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.


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