Wishing you a Happy Christmas

We hope you have enjoyed the festive lights in the village this year.

Events to look forward to in 2016 include the Sport Relief Mile on 20th March, the Shindig theatre on 16th April and Barnt Green’s Open Gardens over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd July.

Whilst continuing to battle  with the perennial problems related to all parking issues, possible new ventures for the parish council in 2016 include the creation of a footway in Parker’s Piece to encourage access to the wider countryside and public toilets in a village centre location.

We always look forward to hearing from you on whatever topic!

All of us at Barnt Green Parish Council wish all residents, businesses and visitors a heartily happy Christmas and a successful New Year.

Bus shelter lighting

At the parish council meeting held on 2nd December, members agreed to install a light in the Hewell Road bus shelter .  We hope this will help to improve the facility during the dark winter months.

Next Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council meeting will be on Wednesday 7th October starting at 7pm.  This meeting will be held in the Cofton Room at the St Andrews Parish Centre in Sandhills Road, B45 8NR.

Representatives of Network Rail have been invited to attend to discuss the closure of the footpath between Barnt Green and Cofton Hackett (public footpath no. 500).

A copy of the agenda is available here:

15-10-07 public notice, website

Community Walk

Thank you to everyone who came on one of the three walks!  A total of 135 people took part in the walks and enjoyed the refreshments afterwards – pig roast provided by Barnt Green butcher Warwick, liquid refreshments provided by Vinalia –  and the music provided by Alex Rainsford.  The weather was brilliant too.

Live Theatre Saturday 3rd October

In partnership with Shindig (Live and Local), Worcestershire’s programme of professional live performances in community venues, Barnt Green Parish Council is hosting the Kepow Theatre Company’s acclaimed production of Seven Ages, an improvised, fast-moving comedy show following man’s seven ages of life – from birth to growing old disgracefully. An entertaining night out for all the family at the Parish Centre.

Tickets are £10 for adults, £8.50 for concessions (ie over 65’s and under 16’s).  Not suitable for children under 6yrs.

Tickets are available from

  • the parish council office at 80 Hewell Road, B45 8NF or
  • by phone – 0121 447 9893 or
  • by e-mail to exec@barntgreen.org.uk

St Andrew’s Church Hall Saturday 3rd October.  Doors open at 6.45pm and the play starts at 7.30pm

Seven Ages St Andrews Parish A4 copy

Introducing our new Executive Officer

Gill Lungley has now taken over the position of Executive Officer following the departure of Paul Maclachlan to pastures new in the east of England.BGPC Executive Officer

Councillor vacancies

The Parish Council still has two vacant seats.  If you are keen to represent the Barnt Green community please contact the parish council office for an application form.  For more details please follow this link – Councillor Vacancies information

Latest News from Network Rail

This page is intended to help keep you up to date with the latest news from Network Rail regarding the local impact of work associated with the electrification of the rail line through Barnt Green.

It is divided into the following discrete sections to help you find the information you require:

General Information regarding the electrification of the rail line

Information about the footbridge at Barnt Green station

Information about the road bridge on Hewell Lane

Information about Green’s occupation bridge

Information about the road bridge on Linthurst Newtown

If you have any urgent questions about any of the above please contact the Network Rail National Helpline on 08457 114141. Alternatively, can email your questions to the Parish Council at exec.www.barntgreen.org.uk and we will seek to obtain a reply within 5 working days. If the question and reply are of general interest we will publish the Q&A so that the wider community are also kept informed.

 

Monthly Parish Council surgery

Parish councillors will be available at the parish council office at 80 Hewell Road between 10.30am and 11.30am on the third Saturday of each month in order to meet residents and other village stakeholders wishing to raise issues or make enquiries. Come along and meet your councillors.

2015 election of councillors for Barnt Green Parish

The Returning Officer has advised that the persons whose names appear below were duly elected without a contest:

Rosemary Hope Briggs of 66 Sandhills Lane, Barnt Green, B45 8NX

Robert Cholmondeley of 20 Bittell Road, Barnt Green B45 8LT

Edwin Edward Gumbley, of 61 Fiery Hill Road, Barnt Green, B45 8JX

Charles Anthony Hotham of 26 Blackwell Road, Barnt Green, B45 8BU

John Kevin Jagger of 57 Sandhills Lane, Barnt Green, B45 8NU

Susan Mabel Whitehand of The Gables, 12 Fiery Hill Road, Barnt Green, B45 8LG