This is the website for Barnt Green Parish Council
Barnt Green is a semi-rural village of some 849 households with approximately 1800 residents in the Bromsgrove district of Worcestershire.
The Parish is bounded on its north-west side by the wooded Lickey Hills and to the east by the Bittell Reservoirs. The main Birmingham to Bristol and Wales railway line, and the Cross-City line from Lichfield to Redditch, runs through the centre of the village. Junction 2 of the M42 motorway is 3 miles to the east and Junction 4 of the M5 motorway is 4 miles to the west. To the south of the village is mixed-farm land.
The railway station which is in the heart of the village provides the residents of the Parish with a frequent train service to Birmingham (12 miles) and Redditch (8 miles). The service at the moment to Worcester (20 miles) is limited but will become hourly following the completion of the electrification scheme. There is an hourly day-time bus service to Birmingham and Bromsgrove, and a less frequent service to Alvechurch and Redditch.
There are three churches in the village. The Baptist Church, The Friends Meeting House and the Parish Church have large meeting halls which are well used by all the village organizations. There are nurseries and play groups for the younger children, and an Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ first school.
The Parish has two public houses, a sports club with tennis, squash and badminton facilities and a social club. There is a thriving cricket club with 2 pitches, a sailing club and a fishing club. A park (Millennium Park), which includes a children’s play area, is situated in the centre of the village and a large playing field for the older children is situated to the north, off Bittell Road.
There is a thriving commercial centre in Hewell Road which contains many good shops. It has been said you can find everything you need in Barnt Green: we have clothes shops, a florist, hardware, antiques, post office, two butchers, a grocer, wine, carpets, gifts and car repairs.
Provision for hair and beauty care can be found throughout the village with a number of hairdressers, a barber and beauty therapy. Appetites are catered for via fish and chips, Chinese takeaway, Indian Restaurant, tea shop and café as well as the two pubs at either end of the village.
For professional services there is a solicitor’s, several estate agents, a travel agent and financial services. Health professionals operate within the doctors’ surgery and at various points in the village including two opticians, a podiatrist and two dental surgeries.
Your next Parish Council Meeting will be on Wednesday 15th November, 2017
The next meeting will be Wednesday 15th November, 2017 starting at 7pm at 80 Hewell Road unless otherwise stated. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
If you’re a voluntary of community organisation working in Bromsgrove or Redditch and need help with funding, this is the event for you. Special funder workshops available to book but places are limited. Wednesday 8th March 2017, 10am – 3pm at Redditch Town Hall Book online at www.brfundingfair2017.eventbrite.co.uk Or contact BARN on 01527 60282 or […]
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Despite the road closure, the shops in Barnt Green are open and ready for business as usual. The road under the railway bridge near to Bittell Road, Fiery Hill Road and Kendal End Road is closed at that junction to all traffic, including to pedestrians. The developers of the new housing site are working to […]
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The Parish Council office at 80 Hewell Road will be open as usual during the week commencing Monday 19th December and will then be closed until Tuesday 3rd January 2017. Usual open hours are 10am – 1pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 2pm – 4pm Thursday. We wish you all a very happy Christmas and a […]
The Mulled Wine Walk will take in hilltops and canal-side routes (see below for link to details and photographs). This fun walk is open to everyone to enjoy the fresh air and company; starting from Millennium Park, Hewell Road at 1pm and aiming to return by 4pm for refreshments at Cafe Morso. http://adventures.garmin.com/en-US/by/barntgreen/mulled-wine-walk/#.WFkMI_mLTIW We hope […]
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The school choir will lead the carol singing in Millennium Park on Friday 2nd December before the Christmas Lights are switched on. Join us to see the new lights, five of which have been designed by pupils at St Andrews First School. Then check out the shop window Christmas displays as you follow the lights along Hewell Road […]
Find Santa and his tree decorations in Barnt Green Village. Collect an entry form from Barnt Green Post Office, the Tea Shop or Oasis Flowers & Balloons then check out where the characters or decorations are hiding in the village shop windows. Drop your completed form back to any of the three pick-up points by […]
The new, free Worcestershire Care Services Directory, published by Care Choices is now available. It is an independent publication published in association with West Midlands Care Association to help those looking for care and support in Worcestershire. The new edition of the independent publication and accompanying website give information on all aspects of arranging care […]
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Join us on Tuesday December 27th, the day after Boxing Day, for a 5-mile walk on a route to Withybed Green where we join the canal towpath before turning back to Barnt Green via Cobley Hill. We are calling this event the ‘Mulled Wine Walk’ because we intend to end up at Café Morso for […]
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