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.
Due to the resignation of one of the eight parish council members, there is now a vacant seat on the council. There is a 14-day window (ie 14 working days) of opportunity to call for a by-election which will end on 8th May. If by that time there has been no call for a by-election then […]
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Network Rail has been in touch to tell us about the next stage of the electrification project: We’re about to commence some significant electrification installation work in the area between the railway station and northwards beyond the Bittell Road rail bridge, to put in place the electrification arrangements to tie-in the new electrification to the […]
It’s all systems go for Sunday 2nd July 2017. The parish council will be hosting an event showcasing local motor vehicles of interest – not necessarily vintage or classic, but definitely interesting! For more information contact the parish council – email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org / 0121 447 9893 or 0121 445 4214. The event will take place […]
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ANNUAL ASSEMBLY AGENDA 2017-04-26 The annual opportunity for residents to discuss Parish Affairs will take place on Wednesday 26th April. This is your meeting so please make the time to come along to have your say on any matters relating to Barnt Green. Hot topics are likely to be the condition of the roads in […]
Local author, Gavin Bantok, has written to let us know of the book he has written about his life growing up in Barnt Green during the 1940’s and 50’s. It is a fascinating glimpse into the history of our village. Gavin tells us that the revised edition of ‘Hail, Salubrious Spot! (How’s Your Rupture?) – Memories […]
Bromsgrove District Council, in partnership with the Bromsgrove Engagement and Equalities Forum, have launched the 2017-18 first round of Small Grants Scheme! The grants are available for activities that support community and equality outcomes within Bromsgrove District. Voluntary, charitable and community groups can submit bids for up to £500 to deliver projects which address community issues […]
If you’re a voluntary of community organisation working in Bromsgrove or Redditch and need help with funding, this is the event for you. Special funder workshops available to book but places are limited. Wednesday 8th March 2017, 10am – 3pm at Redditch Town Hall Book online at www.brfundingfair2017.eventbrite.co.uk Or contact BARN on 01527 60282 or […]
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Despite the road closure, the shops in Barnt Green are open and ready for business as usual. The road under the railway bridge near to Bittell Road, Fiery Hill Road and Kendal End Road is closed at that junction to all traffic, including to pedestrians. The developers of the new housing site are working to […]
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