Please follow this link to be connected to the latest news from Network Rail about the local impact of work to implement the electrification of the rail line through Barnt Green.
Pam Eves, the Barnt Green Troop Aid co-ordinator has asked the Parish Council to pass on her thanks to all the residents who continue to donate shower gel and other toiletries via the drop-off facility at the parish council office. Although the current need in Afghanistan has diminished, grab bags are now being sent to overseas field hospitals so donations continue to be welcome.
Residents are invited to a drop-in event at the Scout and Guide Centre, Blackwell Road, Barnt Green on Tuesday 9 December between 12.00 and 19.00 at which Network Rail representatives, and their contractors, will be available to discuss the impact of the rail electrification on Barnt Green, specifically the proposals for road closures, rebuilding the bridges and the station footbridge.
Please take this opportunity to find out about the impact of electrification on the village and to press for the installation of lifts at the station footbridge.
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.