Cllr Brian Lodge

The death has been announced of Brian Lodge.  Brian was a member of the very first meeting of Bournheath Parish Council on 13th May 1993 and has continuously served the community as a parish councillor for the last twenty-three years.  Brian’s wealth of experience and good humour will be missed by all.

Quality Award presented at Annual Meeting

John Duddington, the chairman of the Worcestershire accreditation panel for the Local Council Award Scheme, attended the Bournheath Parish Annual meeting on Wednesday 25th May where he presented the Quality certificate to the council’s Chairman, Cllr Karen May.

He congratulated the parish council on achieving the Quality Award which recognises that Bournheath parish council meets the high standards set by the parish and town council sector and in particular publishes information in accordance with government requirements, and along with policies and annual reports seeks to encourage participation within the parish.

The Local Council Award Scheme is promoted by the National Association of Local Councils; more on the scheme can be viewed via


Incinerator Bottom Ash plans for Veolia site, Sandy Lane

Bournheath Parish Council will be objecting to the plans to install a facility to construct and operate an Incinerator Bottom Ash recycling facility accepting 120,000 tonnes pa along with ancillary / welfare facilities and operation of mobile equipment on site at Sandy Lane quarry, Fairfield B61 0QT.

Worcestershire County Council will be deciding whether to grant permission and have advised they would like to receive all comments relating to the scheme by 15th July 2016.  Residents are urged to submit comments.

A summary of the parish council’s concerns is in the Planning Matters folder under the ‘meetings’ tab and the link to access all the relevant files is at the bottom of that page.


New councillor co-opted

At the parish council meeting held on 26th April members unanimously agreed to co-opt Bournheath resident Jayne Warwood to fill the vacancy created when John Cross resigned earlier in the year.  The Parish Council is grateful to John for his contributions since May 2015 and welcomes Jayne to the authority.

Audit date announced

The date of the annual audit – the period during which electors may view the accounts – has been announced. Starting Friday 3rd June the audit will cover the 30-working day period to Thursday 14th July.  If any person is interested in viewing the parish council’s accounts please contact the clerk to arrange a visit.  A copy of the Annual Return for the financial year ending 31/03/2016 is available on this site under the Documents tab, click ‘Finance’ where you will find “2015-16 Annual Return, all papers”.

Agenda now available

The agenda for the parish council meeting to be held on Monday 22nd February is now available online via the ‘meetings’ tab.

Change of date for February meeting only

The date of the Parish Council’s February meeting has been changed to Monday 22nd February.  It will be held in the committee room at Bournheath Village Community Centre and will start at 7.30pm.

All are welcome to attend.

An agenda will be published on this website and on the parish notice boards in due course.

Next parish council meeting – Tuesday 26th January

The next meeting of Bournheath Parish Council will take place on Tuesday 27th January 2016 at 7.30pm at Bournheath Village Community Centre, all welcome.  An agenda will be published in due course.

Defibrillator training Sunday 17th January 2016, 11am (NB change of time)

Everyone welcome to attend training on how to use a defibrillator – you never know when you might need these skills!  A trained first-aider with extensive knowledge and experience will take us through the basic steps, describing the symptoms of heart failure and what we can do to help.

The training will take place at Bournheath Village Community Centre, Claypit Lane at 11am on Sunday 17th January 2016.  If you would like to attend please notify the clerk via e-mail: or by phone: 07594 024625 – there is no charge for the training.