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 – firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com / 0121 447 9893 or 0121 445 4214.
The event will take place between 2pm – 5pm in the centre of Barnt Green village.
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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 the parish council will co-opt a suitable candidate.
If you are interested in calling a by-election then ten local government electors must submit the request to the Returning Officer based at Bromsgrove District Council. A request template can be obtained from the Returning Officer at their office in Parkside, Market Street, Bromsgrove B61 8DA.
If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor please contact the Executive Officer at the parish council office. More information will be posted on here after 8th May.
Official notice of casual vacancy
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 existing, and to run it back towards the Redditch Branch platforms.
This will involve foundation piling and augering along the railway parallel to Fiery Hill Road and the opposite side. A ‘movax’ vibration piling machine (see photo) will be used, which although makes some noise, is quieter than percussive hammering of the piles. The work will take place between 2300 on Saturday 22nd April and early morning on Monday 24th. Our contractor ABC Electrification will try to minimise noise by doing the installation furthest away from housing first, and vibration piling at night. They will continue in daytime hours on Sunday 23rd April to final-hammer in the piles, which will be noisy, but confined to daylight.
Network Rail have also provided a more detailed timetable for the extent of the work: BAG2 51m 880y to 55m 1562y Improvement Works Barnt Green Hewell Lane …
Barnt Green is a popular, semi-rural village of some 728 households in the north of 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 Upper and Lower Bittell Reservoirs.
The village centre contains many destination shops and services. Key services such as doctors, dentists, a post office, restaurants, take-away food outlets and several small businesses are also centrally located in the village.
Residents are well served by a wide range of community services, clubs and societies including churches, sports and social clubs, an excellent school and several pre-school playgroups and nurseries.