General Knowledge Quiz & Supper Evening

The Midland Sinfonia

Friday 9 February doors open 6.45pm for a prompt 7.30pm start

The Ark, St Lawrence Church, Alvechurch

General Knowledge Quiz & Supper Evening

Our annual fundraiser – an entertaining general knowledge quiz.

Teams of up to six with singles accommodated.

£8.50 pp to include fish and chip supper.

Usual bar available or corkage payable.

Booking essential: or Marian  0121 447 7040

Temporary Closure of Fiery Hill Road, from 3rd January

Worcestershire County Council have advised that part of Fiery Hill Road, between Beech Park Drive and Cherry Hill Drive, will be closed to through traffic from 3rd January to allow for “100mm footway reconstruction and damaged kerb replacement”.


Temporary part-closure of Brookhouse Road from 22/01/2018


             ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(2) (as amended)

                                        WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

Notice of the closure of C2151 Brookhouse Road, Barnt Green (“the highway”)

It appears to Worcestershire County Council that in order to facilitate tree felling, works are proposed to be carried out on or near the highway and there is therefore a need to close the highway in the following terms:-

  1. The effect of this Notice is that no vehicle shall proceed along that part of the highway from its junction with U21402 Mearse Lane to its junction with C2159 Littleheath Lane.
  2. This notice shall come into force for a maximum of 5 days commencing 22 January 2018. However, it is anticipated that it will remain in force for 3 days.
  3. Alternative routes:- C2151 Brookhouse Road, C2151 Shepley Road, U21411 Twatling Road, B4096 Old Birmingham Road, C2151 Linehouse Lane and vice versa.

Nothing in this Notice shall prevent at any time access for pedestrians to any premises situated on or adjacent to the highway, or to any other premises accessible for pedestrians from and only from the highway.

Simon Mallinson

Head of Legal and Democratic Services

Worcestershire County Council

Grey Bin collection THIS SATURDAY!

If your bin is usually emptied on a Tuesday then, due to the Christmas holidays, your next GREY BIN collection will be THIS SATURDAY, 23rd December.  The collection has been brought forward.


Total Attachments: 1


Waste collection: Bad weather update 14/12/2017

Bromsgrove District Council report as at 7:30am Thursday 14/12/2017

Household Waste Collections:

Crews are all out in force today but may be slower due to icy footpaths in some areas.

If you were due a collection this week and have not had one, please leave your bins out in a safe place and we will endeavour to get it emptied this week.

Bulky waste collections:

Service as normal.

If you were due a Monday or Tuesday collection we will endeavour to return to you during the course of the week.

Trade Waste Collections:

Service as normal.

If you were due a Monday or Tuesday collection we will endeavour to return to you during the course of the week.


Septic Tank Service:

Service as normal.

  • Crews will be working hard to catch up so thank you for your patience during these adverse weather conditions. We would like to apologise for the disruption to waste collection services due to the poor weather.
  • We will be assessing the situation throughout the day so look out for further updates.
  • Refuse vehicles can weigh up to 26 tonnes and are much bigger than most household delivery vehicles, it is essential that we do not drive on roads when drivers make a judgement that it is not safe to do so.
  • During bad weather updates will be displayed on our website 07:30 and 12 midday


Network Rail electrification news


As part of their ongoing programme to electrify key rail routes across the Central Region Network Rail inform us that a new section of the railway between Birmingham and Gloucester will shortly be electrified.

As of 27 December 2017 the overhead power lines suspended above the track from Barnt Green Junction to Bromsgrove Station will be energised. This will have no effect on rail users or nearby properties going about their legitimate business.

We are all advised to take extra care when in the vicinity of the energised equipment. The overhead line will be energised at 25,000 volts, alternating current at 50Hz frequency. It is extremely dangerous for any person to be in close proximity (9ft) of the equipment, including switch feeds and cables.

There is of course no danger to any persons provided they do not enter onto railway land (and are always more than nine feet from the overhead lines if their property is adjacent to the railway). This includes any tools, plant or materials that may be handled; and encroachment onto Network Rail land or air space could place them in serious danger.

We are also advised of the problems that could arise from the use of cranes, ladders, scaffolding, hose-pipes and the emission into the atmosphere of flammable gases and vapours.

For further information contact You can also contact their National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41.

Outdoor Parish Caretaker

Applications are welcome for the newly created post of Outdoor Parish Caretaker to start in April 2018.

Please apply to the Executive Officer for the tender documents, via email or by phone 0121 447 9893.

Completed applications must be received by noon on 12th February 2018.

Wassailing Walk, 27th December 2017

Take the opportunity to walk off the Christmas indulgences and join us for the first Barnt Green Wassailing Walk on Wednesday 27th December.

There is a choice of two distances but both will meet up at the same time and place – a local orchard – where we will make lots of noise and hang toast on the trees to encourage next year’s apple crop.

Meet in Millennium Park at 2.30pm for a 4.5 miles walk, or at 3pm for 3.3 miles walk.

Bring pots and pans, wear boots and warm clothes, and carry a torch in case it is dark on the route back.  There will be the opportunity to sample mulled apple juice and cider.  Dogs on leads welcome.

Barnt Green Lights On, Saturday 2nd December

Come and join in the fun in Barnt Green village on Saturday 2nd December ready for the main lights switch-on at 5pm.

Blackwell Concert Band will be playing during the afternoon, the shops will be offering Christmas treats, drinks will be available from the park, there might be an elf or two wandering about and a local choir will be singing in the park!

The special children’s lights near to the school will be turned on at 4.30pm, just before the main lights switch on from Millennium Park at 5pm.

Consultation on Alvechurch Neighbourhood Plan

Barnt Green residents are invited to view the plans for the Alvechurch Neighbourhood Plan.

The Plan covers the designated area of Alvechurch Parish for the period to 2030.  Residents’ feedback has shaped the policies and community projects in the Plan.


The final 6-week public consultation runs from October 5th to November 17th 2017 and starts with a 3-day drop-in event at Alvechurch Baptist Church….

Thursday 5th October 2-8pm

Friday 6th  October 3-8pm

Saturday 7th October 10am-4pm

Copies of all Plan documents will be on display and Councillors will be available to answer questions.

The Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed at the Alvechurch Parish Council office, Alvechurch Library and The Lounge café. It can also be viewed online at and at  Hard copies can be obtained at a nominal charge.


The Parish Council is inviting comments on the proposals in this Pre-submission version of the Plan before it is submitted to Bromsgrove District Council for formal consideration, then independent examination, and finally a public referendum.  Comments are being sought from local residents, businesses, landowners and prospective developers and need to include your name and postcode (as a resident), or your name and organisation / consultee body (if appropriate).  Comments on the draft Plan must be made in writing, using the Plan comments form, to Alvechurch Parish Council, 1A George Road, B48 7PB.  Alternatively, submit comment by email to (again using the comments form) but ALL COMMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY 17th NOVEMBER 2017

All comments received will be publicly available on the Parish Council or Neighbourhood Plan websites after the consultation period. Comments will be identifiable by name, organisation, consultee type (resident, business, other body etc). All other personal information provided will be protected according to Data Protection legislation.