This is the website for Barnt Green Parish Council
Barnt Green is a semi-rural village of some 849 households with approximately 1800 residents in the Bromsgrove district of Worcestershire.
The Parish is bounded on its north-west side by the wooded Lickey Hills and to the east by the Bittell Reservoirs. The main Birmingham to Bristol and Wales railway line, and the Cross-City line from Lichfield to Redditch, runs through the centre of the village. Junction 2 of the M42 motorway is 3 miles to the east and Junction 4 of the M5 motorway is 4 miles to the west. To the south of the village is mixed-farm land.
The railway station which is in the heart of the village provides the residents of the Parish with a frequent train service to Birmingham (12 miles) and Redditch (8 miles). The service at the moment to Worcester (20 miles) is limited but will become hourly following the completion of the electrification scheme. There is an hourly day-time bus service to Birmingham and Bromsgrove, and a less frequent service to Alvechurch and Redditch.
There are three churches in the village. The Baptist Church, The Friends Meeting House and the Parish Church have large meeting halls which are well used by all the village organizations. There are nurseries and play groups for the younger children, and an Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ first school.
The Parish has two public houses, a sports club with tennis, squash and badminton facilities and a social club. There is a thriving cricket club with 2 pitches, a sailing club and a fishing club. A park (Millennium Park), which includes a children’s play area, is situated in the centre of the village and a large playing field for the older children is situated to the north, off Bittell Road.
There is a thriving commercial centre in Hewell Road which contains many good shops. It has been said you can find everything you need in Barnt Green: we have clothes shops, a florist, hardware, antiques, post office, two butchers, a grocer, wine, carpets, gifts and car repairs.
Provision for hair and beauty care can be found throughout the village with a number of hairdressers, a barber and beauty therapy. Appetites are catered for via fish and chips, Chinese takeaway, Indian Restaurant, tea shop and café as well as the two pubs at either end of the village.
For professional services there is a solicitor’s, several estate agents, a travel agent and financial services. Health professionals operate within the doctors’ surgery and at various points in the village including two opticians, a podiatrist and two dental surgeries.
Next Parish Council Meeting
This Ordinary Parish Council will be held on Monday 19th February, 2018 at 7:00 pm
From January 2018, the parish council\'s meetings will be held at St Andrews C of E First School, Hewell Road B45 8NG unless otherwise stated. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Agendas will be posted to this website and to the parish council\'s notice boards.
Bromsgrove District Council are partners in a Worcestershire County Council initiative to encourage residents to sign up to access a potentially cheaper energy tariff. Worcestershire Collective Energy Switch is open to all those in Worcestershire, with registration closing at midnight on October 9th 2017. Energy companies are then asked to bid against each other to […]
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We are now looking forward to our 2017-18 season starting on Friday 6 October. Yes FRIDAY apart from one concert next year we will be having our musical delights playing out on Fridays in St Lawrence church, Alvechurch. We hope this will please all of our regular attendees as well as introduce new visitors to […]
The County Council has notified us of up-to-date information regarding broadband deployment in the Barnt Green area. 93% of Worcestershire now has access to superfast speeds (speeds over 24Mbps). Superfast Broadband update 2017-09 To find out if you will benefit from future deployment, please enter your details in the postcode checker here. Broadband deployment is […]
Join us on the 5th Annual Barnt Green Community Walk, everyone welcome. Free to take part, all walks start and end at Millennium Park, Hewell Road B45 8NW. This year the choice of three walks will be a walk of 8.5 miles towards Tardebigge via Shortwood Tunnel and back, meet at 1pm for a 1.30pm […]
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The vacant seat which occurred after one of the eight council members resigned, can be filled by co-option. This means that instead of an election, the remaining seven council members will vote on the most suitable candidate to fill the post. If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor please read through the Co-optionApplication […]
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To find out if there are plans to carry out work on the roads in and around Barnt Green, the county council has a useful website where you can search for current road works including road closures and diversion routes. This is the link: https://worcestershire.roadworks.org/
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Barnt Green’s first Motor Festival, held on Sunday afternoon 2 July 2017, was a great success. It attracted a display of over 60 cars and 12 bikes outside the shops in Barnt Green village. Many residents and people from the neighbouring communities came to the village to see the cars. The vehicles on display were […]
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Join our footpath officer Simon Richards on a walk to Apes Dale and back on Tuesday 6th June starting at 7pm. The 5 mile walk will start at Millennium Arch in Hewell Road, opposite Meadow Farm Butchers View the map – https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/15091271 Take a look at Apes Dale before the M42 – M42 Development – YouTube […]
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