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 March, 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.
BARNT GREEN CHUGGERS 2018 – WOMEN’S – UP AND RUNNING PROGRAMME SPRING INTO 2018 AND START JOGGING AND RUNNING WITH BARNT GREEN CHUGGERS. This very light introduction to running, is best suited for the beginner jogger / runner and uses a tried & tested and balanced mix of walking, trotting, jogging and running. So if looking […]
It was Fraud Awareness week recently and although we may feel we can tell good from bad emails, why not take this test to see. Even if we pass with flying colours, do you think there are members of your family that wouldn’t or close friends? Awareness is not just about ourselves, we need to […]
Starting Saturday 3rd March at 22:30, Network Rail and ABC Electrification will be installing and energising the overhead line equipment (OLE) wiring through Platforms 1 and 2 at Barnt Green Station. The platforms are due to be handed back to West Midlands Railway and back in operational service on 4th March at 20:20. There will […]
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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN EDUCATION? Can you see both sides of every argument? Do you have some time to spare? If so, Worcestershire County Council would like to hear from you to serve on Appeals Panels which deal with school admissions and permanent exclusion from school. The Panels make decisions on pupils refused places at, […]
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Interested in a career with the Emergency Services? Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police will be at The Emergency Services Careers Fair to be held at The Guildhall, High Street, Worcester on Monday 26 February, between 10am and 2pm. You are invited to come along and talk to us about careers as a Police Officer, member of […]
Network Rail have advised the dates for February, March and April for continuing with the improvement works to the railway line between Barnt Green station and Bromsgrove station. Most of the work is overnight at weekends when no trains are running, however it looks there will be greater activity for one week starting Sunday 4th […]
Here is a message from West Mercia Police: There have already been several reports of dogs chasing pregnant sheep over the last few days. With lambing season quickly approaching it is important for dog owners to keep in mind the following when out walking: “Under the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953, if a dog […]
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MAKE THE RIGHT CALL – HELP AND ADVICE Last week West Mercia Police launched a series of help and advice pages and downloadable leaflets in the Contact us section on our websites. Please click here Make The Right Call for Help and Advice on each of the topics listed below. These are to support members of […]
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Here is a message to the parish council from Selectra: https://selectra.co.uk/ with information about smart meters… As I’m sure you’re aware, the Government is rolling out smart meters into all homes and businesses before 2020. However, research shows that a huge percentage of the population are still not aware of the options available. Working in conjunction […]
Worcestershire County Council is continuing to encourage householders to be ‘good neighbours’ and help keep highways safe this winter. With the experience of recent winters very much in mind and the possible approach of severe weather once again, the Council is keen for residents to help keep highways clear for all users by clearing snow […]
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