Bittell Road Playing Field – Trim Trail Installation

In conjunction with Bromsgrove District Council, Barnt Green Parish Council has instructed contractors to carryout improvements to Bittell Road Playing Field.

Work will commence today with the existing gravel track being removed and replaced with a new wider path to accommodate wheelchairs and pushchairs and finished in black top.

The path will be extended in front of the wooded area to create a circular route measuring 500m to form a trim trail exercise route.

The basketball square will also be extended to improve the surface for users.

This first phase of work will take approximately three weeks to complete and should be ready for use by the end of June.

The second phase of the works will see a suite of adult use outdoor gym equipment being installed in order that visitors can get a free multi-fitness experience mixing a circuits routine with a trim trail sprint.

It is hoped that the project will be completed by late autumn.

Hewell Road Pollinator Site – Volunteers Required

Work has been completed on the installation of the low level rustic barrier to the perimeter of the site with an interpretation panel also erected to inform passers by of the importance of pollinating sites in urban areas.

I hope you agree that it has really gives the area an identity and a sense of purpose?

The parish council is looking to expand and develop further community pollinating sites within the village and would like to hear from anyone who has an interest in gardening and could spare a few hours on planting projects within the community.

The council is looking to form a bank of volunteers and with the proviso of the relaxation of the current social distancing and lockdown measures, it hopes to hold volunteer planting sessions in the late summer/early autumn.

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener, just starting out or would just like to mix with your fellow villagers, all will be welcome and refreshments will be provided.

If you would like to place your name on the volunteers register, sign up to the volunteering policy and get involved, please contact the Executive Officer, Tracy Bodley via email at

Road Closure Notice – Aqueduct Lane 8 June – 6 Days



Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

(C2173 Aqueduct Lane, Barnt Green)(Temporary Closure) Order 2020

Proposed Order: to close that part of C2173 Aqueduct Lane from its junction with C2161 Sandhills Lane to its junction with B4120 Bittell Road.

Reason: Bridgeworks Maintenance.

Exemptions: to permit access to any land or premises fronting the highway affected where there is no other form of access; and to allow the works to be undertaken.

Alternative route: B4120 Bittell Road, U23221 Bittell Road, C2161 Sandhills Green and vice versa.

Maximum duration: 18 Months.  Anticipated duration: 6 days. Commencing: 8 June 2020

Thomas Pollock Head of Commercial Law (Legal & Governance) County Hall Spetchley Road Worcester

13 May 2020

Applications for an Independent Lay Member of the West Mercia Police and Crime Panel are invited from members of the public. Closing date: 5pm on Monday 18 May 2020

Support Bromsgrove during the Coronavirus

Hewell Lane Road Closure Notice 11 May 2020 for 3 days

Barnt Green Post Office Opening Times Changing