ALL ABOUT THE AREA WITHIN THE LICKEY BLACKWELL PARISH COUNCIL
Located on and around the famous Lickey Hills, the Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council covers an area just 10 miles from Birmingham city centre. Lickey and Blackwell Parish Council was established in May 1993, making it one of the newer of the 19 Parish Councils in the District of Bromsgrove.
It comprises nine Councillors who are elected to represent five wards within the Parish; Linthurst Ward (3 councillors), Shepley Ward (2 councillors), Grange Ward (2 councillors), Lickey Ward (1 councillor) and Monument Ward (1 councillor)
The area is entered by many roads. Starting in the north and working clockwise around the boundary they are
Monument Lane at the junction with Beacon LaneRose Hill opposite the entrance to the Golf ClubCherry Hill RoadFiery Hill RoadLinthurst NewtownAgmore RoadBlackwell RoadVigo Bridge, Hewell LanePikes Pool LaneGreenhillSpirehouse LaneLittle Heath LaneStaple FlatOld Birmingham RoadBraces LaneCottage Lane
Cottage DriveBeaumont LawnsAlvechurch HighwayAnd finally Beacon Hill
The many faces of Old Birmingham Road
FloodingUpper Cottage Farm
Junction with Alvechurch HighwaySpringtimeSpring blossomJunction with Lickey Square
Water main pipe replacement in 2020
The tree lined verges and bulbs in springtime are a big feature of Old Birmingham Road. So when a fairly mature tree died, The Parish Council got together with the Lickey Community Group to remove the old tree and replace it with a Cotoneaster. This was bought with the help of a donation from the Community Group
Here is the hardworking Chairman Cllr. Dr Bakul Kumar putting his hammer to good use on the stake
Sue Hughes, Committee member of the Lickey Community Group, ready to plant the new tree
It's no surprise, therefore, that in December 2023 at the Star Council Awards in London, Bakul was recognised as one of the best Council Chairmen in the Country.
Information about The Lickey Community Group can be found on their website at:-
The Marlbrook Tip
The problems surrounding the remediation works to the Marlbrook Tip have been of great concern to the residents in the area for many years. Thankfully, things seem to have now settled down and the Tip is being gradually reclaimed by mother nature. These images give a flavour of what has happened.
Remediation work in progress in 2007Similar view after remediation with sheep grazing on site
Looks quite good from herebut look to your left and see thisor thisBut it looked better in winter like thisand this
Christmas Day 2014 - no shepherds watching this flockFlooding in 2008A better drainage system in 2011
The Tip dominates Marlbrook Lane
Entrance to the Tip in 2020It have some use however, when the Air Ambulance needed a landing spot in an emergency
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