Hello! If you are self-isolating and in need, we may be able to help you with shopping, collecting prescriptions, posting letters, dog walking, or just a chat on the phone.
Please do get in touch and we will try and help.
Alvechurch Cares is run by a team of volunteers and coordinated by Alvechurch Parish Council. We have identity checked all of our volunteers and all will carry an ID badge
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- Phone: 0121 517 0477 (Please keep trying if the lines are busy)
ALL COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS, AS PER THE MEETING SCHEDULE, HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Councillors and Staff will be working remotely and
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PARISH COUNCIL OFFICE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Councillors and staff continue to work on your behalf from their respective homes and can still be contacted:
Contact numbers are available via this website:
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The Parish Council is working with District and County Councillors on the most effective way to support the community during this emergency ; if you wish to speak to one of your Parish or District Councillors, or you wish to volunteer please refer to the
APC, like all Councils, is following Government advice.
Sited within the Worcestershire district of Bromsgrove, Alvechurch is one of Bromsgrove’s 20 parishes and shares boundaries with Beoley, Wythall, Barnt Green, Cofton Hackett and Tutnall & Cobley Parishes. The parish also borders both the city of Birmingham and Redditch new-town and is therefore a vital part of the West Midlands Green Belt that serves as a buffer between conurbations.
The only part of the parish that is not covered by the Green Belt classification is the built-up area of Alvechurch village itself. The resultant restrictions on new building development in the Green Belt mean demand for new housing in the parish is high.
Alvechurch Village Centre is a designated Conservation Area, host to a number of listed buildings originating from the 15th century. The parish church of St Laurence is listed grade II
The parish is host to good transport links of all types including (by road) the north/south A441 and the east/west M42, (by rail) the Redditch/Lichfield cross-city service, and (by canal) the Worcester Birmingham canal. The river Arrow flows from its source in the nearby Lickey Hills through the parish and out towards Alcester. The village of Alvechurch lies in a valley surrounded by Hob, Scarfield, Coopers, Hopwood, Wast, Weatheroak and Newbourne Hills.
Parish Councils are the most local tier of Local Government, the grass-roots level. In this area Local Government consists of parish councils, district councils and county councils – all of which have been set up by Acts of Parliament. In Alvechurch the parish council has been in existence since 1894, since when there have been a few changes to its size and number of councillors to today’s parish which covers the wards of Alvechurch.
The Parish Council is funded by the council tax payer. Councillors work out how much money they will need for the forthcoming year and set a special rate called the precept which is collected by the District Council with the council tax.
Parish Council Services
Your Parish Council servicesThe Parish Council Office opens four days a week from 10.00 to 12.00 for information and advice. Among the services we provide are:
- Looking after the car park at the Social Club (daytime)
- Managing the playing fields and children’s play equipment at The Meadows, Hopwood and Rowney Green
- Footpath lighting and minor highways work
- Keeping the Alvechurch village centre clean
- Upkeep of community buildings at Rowney Green and Hopwood
- Grants to community organisations especially The Lounge.
- Grit and dog bin supply and servicing
- Advice and opinion on building/housing
- Making representations to the District and County for the benefit of the parish, for example on planning issues
- Leading Neighbourhood Planning for the parish
The Parish Council is committed to providing value for money and friendly, responsive services to all Parishioners.