First World War Centenary Competition

WWI Centenary imageThe Parish Council has been considering how Barnt Green can come together, as a community, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The war affected not only those who fought but also those who were left behind. Its impact was profound and touched all areas of life. We hope that our Centenary Competition will inspire you to write, draw, paint, compose music, arrange flowers or cook. Your entries should simply seek to evoke the spirit of the age. Continue reading

Poppies promise colourful commemoration

flower_poppy The Parish Council’s offer of free poppies to commemorate the outbreak of WW1 has been well received within the village. In order to ensure that the poppies were accessible to residents, the Parish Council enlisted the support of Cafe Morso and The Tea Shop. Both outlets report that customers were delighted to be able to take advantage of the offer. The 50 packets of seeds are nearly all gone so hurry if you want one …

Rail improvement works timetable announced

This summer, Network Rail will be carrying out major engineering work project on the Cross City Line between Redditch and Barnt Green. This involves the installation of a 3 kilometre length of track alongside the existing single track through Alvechurch. Continue reading


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Welcome to Barnt Green

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.