Severn Trent Water investigations in Hewell Road

Severn Trent Water have issued a note (see below) to Hewell Road premises advising that in order to improve the water supply in the area they need to carry out investigation works.

There will be a few small excavations, trial holes on the footpath near to Poplar Drive and Orchard Croft, and also in the road at Orchard Croft, outside Rosebank, near the Post Office and by Millennium Park.  The trial holes in the road will require traffic light controls.  The work is expected to take one week starting 16th July.

Casual Vacancy

A casual vacancy has arisen on the Parish Council which provides an opportunity for ten local government electors (ie must be included on the Barnt Green Parish Council’s electoral register) to request an election.  The request for an election must be delivered to the Returning Officer at Bromsgrove District Council, Parkside, Market Street, Bromsgrove B61 8DA by Friday 20th July 2018.

The request must include the name, address (as shown on the electoral register) and electoral number of each of the ten requesters, the reason for the request and the date of the notice of vacancy (03/07/2018).  The Returning Officer will provide a template if required.

If no such request is made to the Returning Officer then the Parish Council will be able to fill the vacancy by co-option.

Click here for information about the co-option procedure:  co-option procedure and application form

M42 – advance notice of works

A new safety barrier is to be installed on sections of the M42 between junction 3a and junction 7a.

Start of works: Monday, 9 July 2018

End of works: Friday, 21 September 2018

Hours of work: 10pm to 6am Monday to Friday

To maintain a safe environment for workforce and road users, two lanes will need to be closed on the northbound and southbound carriageways in sections from 10pm to 6am.  One lane will be kept open for traffic. There will also be some overnight closures, which will be advertised in advance using signs at the roadside.

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Network Rail are improving platform 1

Network Rail have issued a letter (Network Rail update letter 2018-06-28, platform 1 alterations) to the neighbours of Barnt Green station informing them of essential works that will take place at various times between 23rd June and 15th July.  Some of the work will be during the day time with weekend and night time work from 30th June to 15th July.

Network Rail apologise for the inconvenience and aim to minimise any unnecessary noise.

Questions and concerns can be directed to or call 03457 11 41 41.

Annual Fun Run

Well done and thank you to everyone who took part in the Barnt Green Fun Run on Sunday 24th June.  Despite the heat and the lure of England winning a football game, over 100 participants ran, jogged or walked the 3 laps (5k) around the village.  We’ll be doing it again next year – date yet to be arranged.  Excellent work from the Barnt Green Chuggers and Chain Gang team who ran the event with support from the sponsor Provest and the Parish Council.

The Midland Sinfonia Concert

The Midland Sinfonia


Friday 6 July 7.30pm


St Lawrence Church, Alvechurch

Season’s Finale


Guest: Tim Gill principal cellist of the RPO


Boccherini – Symphony No.17 in A
Haydn – Cello Concerto No.1 in C
Strauss – Sextet from Capriccio
Mozart – Symphony No.29.

A Bromsgrove Festival concert


Tickets: on the door £14.50, in advance £13 from ‘Gin & Pickles’, The Square, Alvechurch or online at


FT students and schoolchildren accompanying an adult free.


For more information: or 0121 447 7040

Cofton Walk, 14th August


 Tue 14th August at 18.30

An invitation from the Cofton Hackett Parish Council’s Footpath Officer:

Come and join us on this relaxed Summer evening stroll on our lovely parish paths taking in 4.5 miles of history and countryside scenery. It is FREE and all are welcome, including dogs on leads and children, although the paths will not be suitable for pushchairs.


We will meet at Myhill Field, Chestnut Drive, Cofton Hackett B45 8AQ


Cofton pool

Have you been flooded?

The Water Management team for North Worcestershire is putting together a comprehensive list of flooding hot-spots.  If you have experienced any flooding lately, please let us know so that appropriate measures can be put in place.

Also, please contact us if you know of any area that is prone to flooding and needs attention.

Call the parish council on 0121 447 9893 / 07410 906282 – or send email to


Barnt Green Fun Run – Sunday 24th June

Due to snow in March the Barnt Green Fun Run (in aid of Sport Relief) was cancelled.
The Parish Council and Barnt Green Chuggers with sponsorship by Provest Wealth Management, have rescheduled the run to 24th June.
All those who originally registered to run and still have their numbers are welcome to run and new registrations can be made at either St Andrews First School (during school hours) or the Post Office (during normal opening hours).
Even though the Sport Relief ‘day’ is over, a donation will still be made to that cause from the entrance fees.
Refreshments and food will be available after the run so please come along to Millennium Park on Hewell Road from 12pm on the day (even if not running) to help the runners celebrate and enjoy the event.
Costs of the run are – £2.50 child; £5 adult; £10 family (2 adults 2 children or 1 adult 3 children).

Big discounts to replace an old or broken oil boiler

Government-led energy company funding is available.  Call Act on Energy today on 0800 988 2881

The funding is time limited and expected to last to the end of June at the latest.

This is particularly important for rural areas as the government may be discontinuing  government-led funding towards oil boilers from this summer.

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