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

District Plan – Barnt Green Consultation Saturday 27th October 10am – midday.

Bromsgrove District Plan Review – Issues and Options Consultation

Have your say on the future planning of your District 

The District Council is reviewing the Bromsgrove District Plan which will provide a long term vision and strategy to meet the future needs for homes and employment across Bromsgrove District.

The District Council is at the early stages in preparing the District Plan Review and consultation is a key part of how planning policies are prepared.  It is important for everyone to have the opportunity to get involved and have their say in local issues that affect or interest them.

How to Get Involved

The first stage of the consultation will be seeking your views on the Issues & Options that you feel need addressing for the plan. The consultation will take place for 8 weeks from the 24th September to the 19th November 2018.   The District Council will be running a number of sessions near you for a chance to get involved.

In Barnt Green this will be on Saturday 27th October, 10am – midday at Barnt Green Baptist Church, Bittell Road B45 8LU.

For other opportunities to comment and venues, see: BDC Issues and Options poster 20-09-18

To keep updated on consultation events, please visit webpage: http://www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/districtplan

Police Pop-up 11/10/2018

Come and meet your community police support officers.  They will be in the parish council office at 80 Hewell Road on Thursday 11th October 2018 between 10am and mid-day.

PCSO’s Stuart Taylor and Ryan East will be here to listen to residents and provide advice.

Just pop in – we look forward to seeing you.

Walk for mental health