Website of Bournheath Parish Council

Bournheath Parish Council was established by the Government in May 1993 with seven councillors representing an area that extends to the M5 motorway island at Lydiate Ash at its north-eastern tip in Wildmoor to Bumble Hole Lane, home of Bumble Hole Foods in the south-east; the M5 between junctions 4a and 4 forms the eastern boundary and the western-most point is part way along Yarnold Lane.

Bournheath is one of 19 parish councils in the Bromsgrove District, which in turn is one of 6 districts within the county of Worcestershire. From May 2015 the parish is to be represented at district level by the 2 members of the Belbroughton and Romsley ward (pre-2015 it was known as the Woodvale ward) and at County level by the member for Woodvale division.

As at February 2014, with an electorate of 396 and roughly 200 houses, Bournheath is one of the smaller parishes in the district being firmly established in Green Belt and sharing boundaries with Belbroughton, Fairfield, Dodford and Catshill.

There is a wealth of history in the parish based on agriculture along with 18th and 19th century glass-blowing, nail-making and needle-making industries. It is therefore no surprise that there are three public houses in the parish. Other community buildings include the village community centre which is sited next to the playing field in Claypit Lane and the Bournheath Chapel which is sited in Fairfield Road. The well-known Blue Cross animal sanctuary has its home on Wildmoor Lane.

The parish council maintains the flagpole on the traffic island known as Tuppenny Cake, the flower boxes at the entrances to Bournheath village and a variety of highways seats as well as keeping the grass cut at specific sites and managing the Lengthsman scheme on behalf of the county council. Each year the parish council puts Christmas lighting on a tree at Tuppenny Cake and sponsors an evening of community carol singing.

Bournheath Parish Council continues to monitor the various environmental and planning issues that may enhance or hinder residents’ lives and welcomes contact from anyone wishing to find out more about the area. Please see the contact page and members page for all contact details of the council members and the Clerk to the Council.