Cofton Walk, 14th August


 Tue 14th August at 18.30

An invitation from the Cofton Hackett Parish Council’s Footpath Officer:

Come and join us on this relaxed Summer evening stroll on our lovely parish paths taking in 4.5 miles of history and countryside scenery. It is FREE and all are welcome, including dogs on leads and children, although the paths will not be suitable for pushchairs.


We will meet at Myhill Field, Chestnut Drive, Cofton Hackett B45 8AQ


Cofton pool

Have you been flooded?

The Water Management team for North Worcestershire is putting together a comprehensive list of flooding hot-spots.  If you have experienced any flooding lately, please let us know so that appropriate measures can be put in place.

Also, please contact us if you know of any area that is prone to flooding and needs attention.

Call the parish council on 0121 447 9893 / 07410 906282 – or send email to


Barnt Green Fun Run – Sunday 24th June

Due to snow in March the Barnt Green Fun Run (in aid of Sport Relief) was cancelled.
The Parish Council and Barnt Green Chuggers with sponsorship by Provest Wealth Management, have rescheduled the run to 24th June.
All those who originally registered to run and still have their numbers are welcome to run and new registrations can be made at either St Andrews First School (during school hours) or the Post Office (during normal opening hours).
Even though the Sport Relief ‘day’ is over, a donation will still be made to that cause from the entrance fees.
Refreshments and food will be available after the run so please come along to Millennium Park on Hewell Road from 12pm on the day (even if not running) to help the runners celebrate and enjoy the event.
Costs of the run are – £2.50 child; £5 adult; £10 family (2 adults 2 children or 1 adult 3 children).

Big discounts to replace an old or broken oil boiler

Government-led energy company funding is available.  Call Act on Energy today on 0800 988 2881

The funding is time limited and expected to last to the end of June at the latest.

This is particularly important for rural areas as the government may be discontinuing  government-led funding towards oil boilers from this summer.

Need to replace an old or broken oil boiler?


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UPDATE road closure Fiery Hill Road / Kendal End Road

Road closure will be in place Tuesday and Wednesday 15th and 16th May 9.30am – 3.30pm.  No closure on Thursday and Friday 17th and 18th May but closures will be back in place on Saturday and Sunday 19th and 20th May for resurfacing.  Situation should all be back to normal by Monday 21st May.

These roadworks have a wide impact due to the lengthy detour involved.

If driving, please be considerate during this time and take care out there people!

Road closure at junction Fiery Hill Road / Kendal End Road

The county councillor Peter McDonald has provided the following information –

The sections of roads to be closed are:

  1. For a distance of 170m SW from Jcn with B4120 Kendal End Road
  2. For a distance of 100m NW from Jcn C2151 Fiery Hill Road
  3. Jcn with C2151 Fiery Hill Road to Jcn with B4120 Bittell Road

There will be no vehicular access through the road closure as the road will be being fully excavated.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

The reason for the road closure is stated as follows:

“WestPoint have to undertake surfacing remedials at the above location due to HRA material failure. It will require planning / resurfacing in various areas however the main areas are Fiery Hill Road (opposite new development access approx. 50m from junction with Kendal End Road) & the mini roundabout at junctions of B4120 Bittel road / Hewell Road. As HRA with chippings and existing road width they need a temporary closure probably over 2 days”

Peter is keen to hear directly from residents on all matters regarding the highways; his contact details are Home address: 10 Waseley Road, Rubery, Birmingham B45 9TP

Phone:  0121 453 9267; Mobile:  07472 400949; Bus. email:


CCTV message from local police team

CCTV, can I use it? Do need it?

There a number of ways in which you can help improve the security of your home and property. You may wish to consider purchasing a CCTV system. CCTV can help deter, detect and identify criminals.

CCTV can be an effective tool. It can discourage anti-social behaviour and reduce crime because offenders do not want to be caught on camera.

The first thing you need to consider is if you really do need CCTV. In the first instance you may wish to consider looking at other, less costly ways to improve the security of your home before considering purchasing a good quality CCTV system.

If you own the property then it is perfectly legal to install CCTV to protect your property against intruders and trespassers. However, you cannot put cameras up on other peoples property without their consent.

Whilst it is lawful for you to monitor your own property for security purposes, you should however make sure that your field of view does not extend beyond your boundaries or focused on adjacent private areas.

For more information visit the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) website: for their CCTV codes of practice document. You can also phone the ICO helpline on 0303 123 1113, the helpline is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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Message from our Safer Neighbourhood Team

Crime Prevention

Marking your property is a positive way to fight crime, it can act as a deterrent, it allows you to prove ownership and helps you to identify your property easily if it is offered for sale. Marking your property also provides a means for the police to identify stolen goods and return them to their owners.

There are a number of ways to mark your property including utilising visible markers such as permanent marker pens, waterproof paint, stencils, engraving and specialised overt marking kits which are available on the market.

You can also use invisible markers such as UV pens or specialised forensic kits such as Smartwater.

Smartwater have recently reduced their standard price for a home marking kit from £68 to £25 which is available to anyone.

Smartwater is currently working in partnership with West Mercia Police and is providing an offer for residents to purchase a standard home marking kit for a discounted price of £19.95.

Any residents wishing to purchase Smartwater at this reduced price can do so by calling Smartwater on 0333 370 7797 and quoting “WDBC”.

The Midland Sinfonia Flute and Harp Classics

The Midland Sinfonia 

Friday 18 May 7.30pm 

St Lawrence Church, Alvechurch 

Flute and Harp Classics played by Charlotte Thomas (flute), Bethan Griffiths (harp) known as Hefin Flute and Harp Duo

Charlotte and Bethan met as members of the North Wales Youth Orchestra in 2010 and started playing together the following year. They have gone on to perform at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod and Chester Music Society. They are both very talented musicians, Bethan having been playing the harp since the age of ten; this should be a really enjoyable evening.

It will be a mixed programme featuring the work of JS Bach, Debussy, Rossini and others.

Tickets: on the door £14.50, in advance £13 from ‘Gin & Pickles’, The Square, Alvechurch or online at

FT students and schoolchildren accompanying an adult free.

For more information: or 0121 447 7040

Your Meeting – Annual Parish Meeting 26th April, 7pm

All Barnt Green residents are welcome to attend the annual opportunity to talk about parish affairs that will take place on Thursday 26th April at 7pm at the Friends Meeting House, Sandhills Road, B45 8NR.  This is your opportunity to raise issues and discuss shared concerns with fellow residents and neighbours.

Refreshments will be available from 6.30pm.