Next meeting is Thursday 28th July

The parish council’s next meeting will be on Thursday 28th July starting at 7pm at 80 Hewell Road.  This meeting is open to members of the public and there is an opportunity to take part in the meeting during the open forum when residents can put forward representations to the council and comment on items on the agenda.

A copy of the agenda is here: Agenda 2016-07-28

M5 motorway closures

The M5 is being widened between junctions 4a – 6 to incorporate a 4th lane each side.  The letter here explains more about the work being carried out and the likelihood of closures during this period.  Due to this work and when the motorway is closed there is likely to be more traffic on local roads.

M5 j4a-6, Night closures surfacing

Open Gardens this weekend!

15 gardens in Barnt Green village will be open to the public over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd July between 2pm and 5pm.  Entry tickets and maps of the route to each open garden will be available in the village on both days and from the car parks at the Barnt Green Social Club off Blackwell Road and the Queen Victoria public house off Sandhills Lane.  There will also be a flower festival in St Andrews Church and an art exhibition in the Friends Meeting House, both on Sandhills Road.  Teas and cake will be available at the Church Centre along with a plant stall and second-hand book sale.  Funds raised will benefit Where Next, the Basement Project and the Barnt Green Day Centre.

Agenda for 15th June

The agenda for the parish council meeting which is to be held on 15th June has been published and is available to see on the notice board by Millennium Park and here: BarntGreenPCAgenda 2016-06-15

 

Barnt Green Open Gardens

Barnt Green supports those in need 

Residents and organisations in Barnt Green are gearing up to support three local charities on a very special weekend in July, with 15 gardens opening their doors to the public, a flower festival and many other activities.

The event, to be held on July 2nd and 3rd between 2 and 5 pm each day, has been organised by local residents Rachel Banner and Maureen Frowley and has the support of the local parish council and many local businesses who are providing administrative and other facilities.

Rachel, who is a former Parish Councillor, commented, “We hope this event will bring the whole community together to raise funds for individuals with learning difficulties through the “Where Next” organisation, local homeless young people who rely on the “Basement Project” and older people who attend the local Day Centre that receives no statutory funding. It’s a way of having fun, sharing what we have in the village whilst helping others of all ages.”

Maureen added that not only had they received support from the parish council and other local organisations but also from the Worcestershire County Organiser for the National Gardens Scheme, David Morgan, who had provided guidance relating to the gardens being open.

The 15 gardens open will be in various locations around the village with maps available for visitors to find their way round easily, whilst the flower festival will be located in St. Andrews church. Other attractions will include an art exhibition in the Meeting House in Sandhills Road, teas and a second hand bookstall in the Parish Centre and many of the shops will be decorated to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

There will even be a “Duck Hunt” for the children to take part in and jams and plants for sale at many of the gardens.

Admission to the event will be £5 per adult, with accompanied children being admitted free.

Parking will be available on the day.

Open Garden Banner

Annual Audit

The audit for the parish council’s financial year 2015/16 will run between Friday 3rd June and Thursday 14th July.  Anyone can review the accounts for the year’s accounts – if interested please call the Executive Officer to arrange an appointment.  The Annual Return has been sent to the external auditor and can be viewed on this website (link below) along with the explanation of relevant variances between this year and last year (‘Section 5’), a statement declaring the figures shown are as yet unaudited, the audit notice that also contains the statement of public rights.

Notice of Audit FY15-16

Notice of unaudited accounts 2016

AnnualReturn2016, BarntGreenPC

Section 5, 2015-16

Parish Council meeting dates

The parish council’s meetings calendar for 2016/17 is here: MeetingsCalendar civic year 2016-17

The date of the next parish council meeting is Wednesday 15th June, starting at 7pm in the parish council office.

All the parish council meetings are open to the public and the agendas are available via this website and on the Millennium Park notice board in Hewell Road.

Councillors wanted!

Are you interested in the community, keen to represent the people who live and work here and have time to attend at least one evening meeting each month?

There are two vacant seats on the parish council that need to be filled by individuals who would like to help us improve the environment, ensure value for money on the precept and support the parish council’s delivery of services that includes street lighting, playing field provision and maintenance, village enhancement schemes, preparation of a Neighbourhood Development Plan and community-building.

Please click the link to the application form and brief explanation of the requirements of the role.

Co-optionApplication and SupportingInformation

21st May – Walk in the Green Belt with CPRE

CPRE NORTH WORCESTERSHIRE INVITES YOU to join us on

SATURDAY 21st MAY for a circular SPRING WALK in ALVECHURCH

taking in the canal and other local sites of interest in the GREEN BELT.

1.30pm: Meet at St Laurence Church for a guided walk followed by afternoon tea (small donation e.g. £2 towards cost) and talk at The Ark, St Laurence Church at approx. 3.30pm.

TALKS : Protecting Our Countryside

with Councillors ADRIAN SMITH, Chair, Alvechurch Neighbourhood Plan steering group

and PETER KING, Chair, CPRE Worcestershire

Intro by Anne Humphries

Join us for tea even if you do not wish to do the walk, which includes a stile and the tow path so stout footwear. please. For catering purposes it is essential to book your place, please, by email to janeteking110@gmail.com  or Janet King on 0121 445 2802.

Cars can be parked free at the church,

The Green Belt has proved extremely effective in combatting urban sprawl since it was introduced in 1955. With a Green Belt review expected soon it is timely to recognise its importance.

Annual Parish Meeting

The draft minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on Wednesday 27th April are now available on our website, and via this link: Draft minutes APM 2016-04-27