Entries by bgexec

Poppies promise colourful commemoration

The Parish Council’s offer of free poppies to commemorate the outbreak of WW1 has been well received within the village. In order to ensure that the poppies were accessible to residents, the Parish Council enlisted the support of Cafe Morso and The Tea Shop. Both outlets report that customers were delighted to be able to […]

Rail improvement works timetable announced

This summer, Network Rail will be carrying out major engineering work project on the Cross City Line between Redditch and Barnt Green. This involves the installation of a 3 kilometre length of track alongside the existing single track through Alvechurch. This new section of double track will improve reliability and crucially, from the start of […]

Welcome to new councillors

The Parish Council is delighted to welcome two new councillors. Rosemary Briggs (66 Sandhills Lane) and Robert Cholmondeley (20 Bittell Road) were co-opted onto Barnt Green Parish Council at the full council meeting on 31 March 2014.

First World War Centenary Competition

The Parish Council has been considering how Barnt Green can come together, as a community, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The war affected not only those who fought but also those who were left behind. Its impact was profound and touched all areas of life. We hope that our […]

Bridges over rail line to be rebuilt

At a meeting dated 18 December 2013, Network Rail has identified four local bridges that will need to be rebuilt in order to accommodate the proposed electrification of the main line running through Barnt Green. The bridges concerned are: Bridge 109 – Linthurst Newtown over bridgeReconstruction of this bridge will involve closure of the road. […]

Local bus services ‘at risk’

In a bid to save £30 million pounds per year, Worcestershire County Council is actively considering ending the subsidies that support the provision of many local bus services. Among the services at risk are all the buses (145, 182 and 183) serving the residents of Barnt Green. Make your voice heard before 17 January. The […]

Sign up NOW for the Barnt Green Sport Relief mile

On Sunday 23 March 2014 take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile hosted by the Barnt Green Chuggers and Barnt Green Parish Council. Sign up now! Dust off those trainers and walk, jog or run (or hop, skip, jump …) around the 1 mile village-based route or be more adventurous and try either the […]

District Council gives Banner Homes development the green light

At a meeting of the District Council Planning Committee dated 9 December 2013, the final major obstacles standing in way of the construction of 88 dwellings off Fiery Hill Road were removed. Despite opposition from the Parish Council, Barnt Green Residents’ Association and District Cllr Mike Webb, the Planning Committee approved plans for the internal […]

Your help needed to release funds for local use

Since 2011, under the terms of a Government initiative called the New Homes Bonus Scheme, Bromsgrove District Council (BDC) receives money every time a new home is registered for council tax. You help is needed to make sure that this money is used locally.This ‘bonus’ is not a one-off payment, it is paid each year […]

Disruption will lead to long term rail improvements

Network Rail has confirmed services will stop between Redditch and Longbridge while work on a £20million improvement scheme takes place from 6 July and 1 September 2014. It will see an extra section of track laid between Redditch and Barnt Green along with a second platform at Alvechurch. It is intended that, from December 2014, […]