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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

It’s for bees, not dogs

Dear Editor – I have just come in after transplanting some snowdrops, Scillas, Aconites and Primroses from my garden into the Pollinators...
Call for sites: Some of the fields facing development in Barnt Green and Alvechurch.

‘Call for sites’ housing fears

Village councillors are calling for more information after Bromsgrove District Council released maps showing potential sites for housing development in the area. Developers were invited...

Station lifts still in limbo

Barnt Green parish councillors are increasingly frustrated by the lack of progress on the long-promised lifts at the village station. Parish clerk Tracy Bodley had...
cormorants

Thanks for all the fish

The presence of large numbers of cormorants on Bittell Reservoir in Barnt Green has sparked fears of a “cormorant crisis”, district councillor Charlie Hotham told Barnt...
field

Cala-gate latest

Cala Homes has been told by Bromsgrove planners that it must allow access to the public footpath linking Barnt Green’s Foxhills estate with Cherry Hill...

Police area change

Barnt Green’s policing area will change this month, Coun Charlie Hotham told the parish council. “We will be part of the Alvechurch area instead of Rubery...

Parishes set precepts

Parish councils have been setting their precepts – the part of the council tax that goes to the parish. Alvechurch voted to increase theirs by £4.83...

Council seeks shed

Barnt Green Parish Council is looking at buying an “aesthetically pleasing yet secure” steel storage shed in which to keep parish equipment, possibly on Parker’s...
verge

School parking menace

Barnt Green Parish Council is to increase its efforts to prevent vehicles damaging the grass verges on the corner of Greenbank and Hewell Road. There...

Barnt Green goes electric

Electric vehicle charging points should soon be installed in the commuter car park in Barnt Green, which has been selected by Bromsgrove District Council. Phased installations...