Police Pop Up – Tuesday 26 February 2019, 11am

The next Police Pop Up session at the Barnt Green Parish Council office is at 11am on Tuesday 26 February 2019.

Please feel free to stop by and chat to your Police Community Support Officer.

Public Notice – Road Closure Sandhills Road, Barnt Green 7 March 2019


Reason for restriction: Carriageway ResurfacingThere is 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 C2174 Hewell Road  to its junction with C21611 Sandhills Green.
  1. This provision shall continue in force for a maximum of 5 days, however, it is anticipated that it will remain in force for 3 days commencing 7 March 2019. 
  1. Alternative routes: – C2174 Hewell Road, Sandhills 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.

Cherry Hill Road closure

News just in from the County Council!  Cherry Hill Road is to be closed for up to 5 days beginning today, 21st January, to allow for carriageway patching.  Diversion route is to use Fiery Hill Road.


UPDATE Grey bin waste collection

There are apologies all round from me and Bromsgrove District Council for the misleading information circulated yesterday.  The original email should have said the bin collectors were only going to visit specific sites in Barnt Green.  These have now been visited as advised by an email received earlier today:

The following roads  have now been  recollected Thursday 3nd  (GREY BINS)

  • Greenbank
  • Poplar Drive
  • Orchard Croft
  • Victoria Mews
  • Penzer Drive

Please note the green bins will still be collected on this Saturday, so have them out by 7am.  The usual grey bin collection will resume on Tuesday 8th January and every other week after that, alternating with the green bin collections.

More information is available from Bromsgrove District Council:

https://www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/my-place/bins-and-recycling/christmas-collection-dates.aspx (for Christmas schedule) and


So, just to sum up, Bromsgrove DC have confirmed they will not be coming round later to collect any more grey bins today – next collection is Tuesday 8th Jan.

Grey bin waste collection

Due to confusion around collections for Grey bins that were re-scheduled from Tuesday 25/12 to Saturday 22/12, BDC Waste will now be running an additional collection of Grey bins for this area tomorrow (03/01).

All residents are advised to place their grey bins on the kerbside for 07:00 for collection.

No through road, Brookhouse Road

Brookhouse Road will be closed between Littleheath Lane and Pumphouse Lane for 3 days starting today 11th December.  Please follow the diversions: C2151 Brookhouse lane- RC-18-12-065

The work is to allow Severn Trent Water Ltd to carry out repairs to the water main.

You can check for all county-wide roadworks on this website: https://worcestershire.roadworks.org



Police advice… Having a tipple or two this weekend? #ThinkBeforeYouDrink – limit pre-drinks, eat before you go out and leave your car keys at home #ChristmasPresence

Anti-Social Behaviour?

From our Safer Neighbourhood Officer (Hagley and Rubery).

If there are people in the area that are causing a nuisance then there are a number of things I would advise:

  • Depending on their conduct and demeanour 101 could be called to log the report or 999 should the offender be violent or committing a criminal offence.
  • If they are coming from a local pub or if they are known persons from the area this information could be passed to the local policing team to follow up. (Via email is quickest)
  • Should anyone wish to contact us our information is found here:


*Criminal offences should not be reported directly to the safer neighbourhood team this will need to be done via 101, 999 or online reporting*.


Fireworks, Saturday 3rd November

Come along to Barnt Green Bonfire and Fireworks on Saturday 3rd November at Kendal End Road opposite the Barnt Green Inn.  Gates open at 5pm.

Even BIGGER DISPLAY this year with a children’s firework display, dark-age anglo-saxon re-enactment show, side shows, bar, BBQ, snack, hot and cold drinks and more.

Advance tickets can be purchased from Barnt Green Post Office, Blackwell Village Store, Alvechurch Gin & Pickles costing £5.00 adults / £2.00 children u-16 yrs / £12.00 family.

Tickets on the gate will cost £6.00 adults / £3.00 children u-16 yrs / £15.00 family.

Follow on facebook – barntgreenfireworks and twitter – @BGBonfire

Money raised in aid of local and national charities.

The Midland Sinfonia, Concert in Alvechurch

The Midland Sinfonia

Saturday 3 November 7.30pm

St Lawrence Church, Alvechurch

Tchaikovsky Serenade

We are now looking forward to our 2018-19 season; we are reverting to having our concerts on Saturday evenings with the doors opening at 7pm for a pre concert drink. We are very lucky to have a splendid professional orchestra here in Alvechurch. Concerts feature a wide variety of music from all eras. If you have not got the new programme then do pick one up in Alvechurch, the Artrix, Bromsgrove Library or have a look at the details on our website, www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk, or indeed download a copy.

Tickets: on the door £15.00, in advance £14 from ‘Gin & Pickles’, The Square, Alvechurch or online at www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk.

FT students and schoolchildren accompanying an adult free.

For more information: midlandsinfonia@gmail.com or 0121 447 7040