The following members of the village have offered to provide assistance if anyone in Rowney Green needs a hand. The sort of assistance might include collecting prescriptions, shopping and minor tasks around the house that just need another pair of hands.
Please contact them directly giving as much notice as possible, although we appreciate that sometimes that will not be possible.
John Cypher 07709 912120 Andrew May 0121 447 8082 Chris Gollings 07973 775416
Michael Corfield 07913 314366 Edgar Terrazas 07734 312950 Will Savage 07880 554006
Rick Chima 07752 907391
Planning and Land Development
Alvechurch parish like most of Bromsgrove district is within the West Midlands green belt meaning there are strict rules governing new building and redevelopment of existing ones on green belt land.
Decisions on planning and land development in Rowney Green and the wider parish of Alvechurch are the responsibility of Bromsgrove District Council. In making decisions on planning applications the key document used by that Council’s planning committee and its officers is the Bromsgrove district plan 2011-2030 adopted in early 2017.
The policies in that District plan are now augmented by the Alvechurch neighbourhood plan which achieved a majority of just over 96% of votes cast at the local referendum held in January 2019. Both these documents must be considered by developers and landowners in making applications for new housing and business buildings.
Alvechurch Neighbourhood Plan Vision Statement :
“Alvechurch 2030 – where managed change and celebration of its rural character combine in a community made better by design”
Note – a key document in the Alvechurch Neighbourhood Plan is the Alvechurch Parish Design Statement. For more details (including what to do if you receive notification of a planning application near you), click here
Local Police – Constable Simon Albutt – 07816 236638, or any of his team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Local roadworks – https://roadworks.org
Local council services (bins ; streets ; landscape ; flooding ; etc) – https://www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/my-place.aspx
Local planning applications – https://publicaccess.bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=simple&searchType=Application
(just search for “Rowney Green” in the search box)
Local Bus Service
Rowney Green is fortunate enough to be at the centre of a network of walks and bridle paths. Some are short distance and some longer.
To the north west, the village of Alvechurch is less than one mile from Rowney Green – a route which falls from the top of the hill at Newbourne Wood, to the valley floor containing the River Arrow. On its western fringe is the hidden Hamlet of Withybed Green, in which The Crown public house sits alongside the Birmingham to Worcester Canal.
To the east of Rowney Green, is the single-track Roman Road Icknield Street, which, travelling north takes you to The Coach and Horses, renowned for its vast range of traditional beers and wholesome food. Following Icknield Street beyond the Coach and Horses, will take you to The Peacock, close to the Birmingham Boundary but still ‘in the country’.
The RGA have documented some of the short walks.
Buy Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 220 Birmingham – showing footpaths accessible from The Village Hall