Lets have a light moment

11:00am Monday 4th August 2014

FEW people in Bromsgrove seem to be aware of the proposal to switch off lights from 10-11pm on Monday, August 4, and put a candle in the window to mark the tragic start of the First World War.

Explain the library fees

10:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

CAN anyone explain to me how our local libraries have been able to increase their borrowing charges by such astronomical amounts? As a regular borrower of spoken word CDs, I have been faced with a 33 per cent increase.

Clear up the wall graffiti

1:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

I LIVE at the bottom of the Holloway in Droitwich, which is in a conservation area of the town. 0pposite my cottage is a grade II listed wall which was sprayed with offensive graffiti over six months ago.

Backpacking for a bypass study

12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

I WRITE to support Councillors Mallett and Bloore’s push for a feasibility study into a western bypass for Bromsgrove.

"Jewel" has a major flaw

9:54am Wednesday 30th July 2014

COUNCILLOR Michael Webb’s Jewel in the Crown has a major flaw which will reduce participation in community sport. How can this be a sensible plan for the future of the Dolphin Centre when the population of Bromsgrove is increasing and the need for sports facilities has never been greater?

Concerns over change to schools

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MANY parents, pupils and teachers in Redditch schools are rightly concerned about the proposed change to the age range at Tudor Grange Redditch, Ridgeway Middle School and two first schools, changes which would undermine the existing three-tier system.

Generosity of animal lovers

11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

ANIMAL Aid would like to thank the people of Redditch for their generosity in raising £264.65 at a street collection on Saturday June 28. The money will help fund our peaceful campaigns and our important educational work on all aspects of animal cruelty.

Slap on the wrist is not enough

12:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

I READ with disgust that a Redditch man found with drugs and an offensive weapon (Redditch & Alcester Advertiser, June 25) escaped a jail term despite being on a suspended sentence. The reason for this? Because he was 20.

Let's not lose exhibition space

11:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

I WOULD like to draw readers attention to the proposed changes in Redditch Library.

Driver's lunacy put others at risk

10:02am Thursday 17th July 2014

I HAVE lived in Redditch for nearly 20 years and, as a horse rider and owner, had kept my horses in the Upper Bentley area for 14 years.

Can't make it up

12:00pm Monday 26th May 2014

TWO items of news recently caught my eye.

Shadow minister saw our queues

10:00am Sunday 25th May 2014

I was really pleased to read your article saying that Labour shadow health secretary Andy Burnham actually went to Worcester and experienced the difficulties that anyone having to use the Worcester Royal Hospital incurs.

Why build all this extra housing?

2:00pm Saturday 24th May 2014

AS an Alcester resident, I recently received the local Conservative ‘In Touch’ magazine, which states “… over the next few years we will likely see further development in Alcester”. How can this be justified?

Thank you for help after fall

9:00am Friday 23rd May 2014

I HAD a fall on Good Friday outside the Iceland Store in Redditch.

D Day tour places still available

10:06am Thursday 22nd May 2014

BATTLEFIELD Memorial Tours is looking for people interested in going to Normandy for the D-Day commemorations in early June.

Putting case for rail development

9:00am Sunday 27th April 2014

AT a recent meeting, we met officers and the deputy leader of the county council to advocate the development of Barnt Green Station as an interchange point for the Redditch and Bromsgrove lines.

Blame Lib Dems for Tory cuts

12:00pm Saturday 26th April 2014

WE write to express our concern over Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service’s plans to downgrade Alcester Fire Station to a part-time operation only two years after the closure of Studley Fire Station and the commissioning of a whole-time crew at Alcester.

Honest thanks

8:00am Friday 25th April 2014

ON March 24, on a flying visit to Tesco, I lost my purse.

UKIP policy no longer fits mine

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

I WOULD like to thank so many people for their kind words of support following my resignation from Worcestershire County Council and I have been truly inspired by some of the wonderful people I have met over the last 12 months.

Poppy Appeal joy

1:00pm Sunday 2nd March 2014

I WOULD like to thank all businesses and schools in Astwood Bank, Crabbs Cross, Hunt End and Oakenshaw who collected for this year’s Poppy Appeal.

Well done to the nursing staff

1:00pm Saturday 1st March 2014

MY mother, Hilda George (Anne), was hospitalised for three months at the Alexandra before passing away at Heathbrook Nursing Home.

Little choice in Tory candidates

12:00pm Friday 28th February 2014

IT’S pointless, not to mention disingenuous, for Karen Lumley MP to protest that Worcestershire has no bias against women when it comes to selecting parliamentary candidates.

Thank Chinese for their display

7:00pm Thursday 27th February 2014

I WOULD like to thank Redditch Chinese Association for their fabulous display at the Kingfisher Centre.

Recycling bins are essential

11:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

I BELIEVE most residents of Church Hill are happy with the new centre that’s recently opened, although it’s going to be a bit chaotic, when the old one is being demolished and rebuilt.

MP is wrong on smoking issue

9:26am Wednesday 26th February 2014

ACCORDING to Redditch MP Karen Lumley, making a child inhale what she herself called “dangerous second-hand smoke” is as she puts it, “an unnecessary private matter with which the state should not be concerned”. So let’s take it that the state should not be concerned when it foots the bill to treat the child’s damaged lungs in the years to come, shall we Karen?

My long way to get an x-ray

11:00am Monday 10th February 2014

I WAS interested in your report regarding “Making full use of minor injury unit”.

Ring for ring

1:00pm Sunday 9th February 2014

I FOUND a gold ring in St Andrews Square Shopping Centre, Droitwich, in October.

Pressure is on for a final decision

10:00am Sunday 9th February 2014

I READ in the Redditch Advertiser an article about how accident and emergency struggles with patient surges at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Well done to the refuse site staff

1:00pm Saturday 8th February 2014

I RECENTLY went to the household waste site and was very impressed with the help that the staff gave to people using this facility.

We need help on bus threat

11:00am Saturday 8th February 2014

ON the subject of losing our buses and filling in questionaries.

Reaction to Rosy updates

11:00am Friday 7th February 2014

I AM surprised Jim Foley, the author of a recently published letter, felt motivated to accuse me of “playing petty politics” in response to a letter that I also had published in this newspaper.

We do support our local events

10:00am Friday 7th February 2014

If I could reassure Mr Vincent, I did attend the Christmas Craft Fair at Forge Mill.

Confusion over town planning

6:00pm Thursday 6th February 2014

AS a member of Redditch Council’s planning committee, I am somewhat taken aback by the Labour group’s recent confused decisions on planning in the town.

Get your facts right over fair

9:20am Thursday 6th February 2014

IT was with great disappointment that I read the letter from Don Vincent in the Redditch Advertiser regarding Karen Lumley MP attending the Victorian Christmas Craft Fair at Forge Mill Museum.

Credit for our MP where it’s due

12:00pm Sunday 12th January 2014

HOW very pleasing it was to see that our MP Karen Lumley took the trouble to visit Forge Mill and its Christmas Craft Fair.

Our thanks to Redditch Lions

1:00pm Saturday 11th January 2014

ON behalf of the residents and team at Brambles Residential Care Home in Headless Cross, I would like to extend my thanks to the Redditch Lions.

Youngsters were Christmas stars

11:00am Saturday 11th January 2014

WE had a wonderful time at St Christchurch Matchborough Christmas lunch.

Nightstop thanks generous donor

1:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

AT Christmas, two virtues are outstanding within the community we live in – the act of giving and the selflessness that people display with their time and money.

Campaign needs to be democratic

2:00pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

I WAS disappointed to see that the bulb planting event to thank the staff of the Alexandra Hospital was hijacked by various local politicians for a photo opportunity.

Great production

1:00pm Saturday 7th December 2013

WHENEVER we see shows at the Palace Theatre, we think they couldn’t get any better. How wrong we were!

Lions grateful

12:00pm Friday 6th December 2013

THE members of the Lions Club would like to thank everyone from Redditch, Studley and surrounding areas who made generous donations to the country’s annual Children in Need campaign.

More needed

5:00pm Thursday 5th December 2013

NEA, the national fuel poverty charity, welcomes the government’s commitment to address the necessary balance between which energy policies are funded by all energy consumers or paid for more progressively via direct taxation.

Playing to gallery

12:00pm Thursday 5th December 2013

IN reply to Conservative Councillor Brandon Clayton re “Cynical Voting”

Campaigners are trying hardest

9:24am Wednesday 4th December 2013

THERE has been some criticism of the Save the Alex Campaign on social media sites recently, so we thought we would take the opportunity to set the record straight.

Care at the Alex was incredible

10:00am Saturday 30th November 2013

I CANNOT speak highly enough of the doctors and nurses at the Alexandra who treated me so kindly during my recent stay in the hospital.

We're so grateful for the hospital

12:00pm Friday 29th November 2013

IN a time where people are too quick to complain, my wife and I would like to express our gratitude and eternal thanks to the midwives and staff on the delivery suite and ward 15 at the Alexandra Hospital.

Anger over council's action

12:00pm Thursday 28th November 2013

I AM really angry that the Labourled council is ignoring the overview and scrutiny committee’s decision to call in Redditch United Football club to discuss their proposals for relocation and a new stadium.

Planners rightly refused proposal

10:20am Wednesday 27th November 2013

I SEE that lots of people have signed in favour Redditch Football Club moving to Washford.

People can have different views

10:00am Sunday 24th November 2013

I MUST write in reply to Chris Harrison who made reference in his letter (Your View, October 30) that the Conservative councillors were “cynical” when voting against Local Plan No 4.

Our bid to find long lost brother

11:00am Saturday 23rd November 2013

WE are trying to trace David Walton nee Nind, who was born on August 29, 1945, in Paddington, London, and was adopted on March 31, 1960.

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