About Us

What are we responsible for?

The Parish Council has responsibility for the following sites around the Parish:

Marston Green Burial Ground

Marston Green Burial Ground is located on Bickenhill Road and is maintained by the Parish Council for the residents of the parish. The Burial Ground provides both burial and ashes plots.

Find out about burials and interments

Millennium Wood

Millennium Wood is an ancient site, located on the junction of Bickenhill Road and Coleshill Heath Road. We worked with Solihull MBC and English Heritage to have it classified as a Nature Reserve. Although the land is owned by Solihull MBC, the Parish Council have a long-term lease on this site.

The Recreation Ground

The Recreation Ground, located on Bickenhill Road, is a public park and, together with the Pavilion, is used by many of our residents. It is home to Marston Green Cricket Club and also used by many local football teams. The Birmingham Maple Leafs Baseball team play here throughout the summer.

Garden of Memory

Originally a gravel pit, the Garden of Memory – located between Station Road and Elmdon Road – is maintained by the Parish Council. The Memorial Clock was purchased by Marston Green residents as a tribute to former Parish Council Chairman, George Aston. The monument bears the names of residents who lost their lives in the two world wars.

The Pleck

The Chapel Garden, located on Station Road, is on the site of the old chapel. The garden was refurbished by the Parish Council and an opening ceremony was held in 2011. For further information and photographs, see our History page.

Learn a little more about the history of our parish

The Pleck

The Pleck, located at the junction of Coleshill Road and Bickenhill Road, is a small garden area with a bench and is maintained by the Parish Council. The word pleck means a ‘triangular piece of land’, but not much more is known about the history of this garden.


The Parish Council have two allotment sites, one on Elmdon Lane and the other on the Amenity Land off Elmdon Lane.

Find out about our allotments

Planters on Station Road

Planters on Station Road. Following the Solihull MBC’s decision to remove the planters from outside the shops as part of a cost-cutting exercise, the Parish Council requested their return and now plant and maintain them, to enhance the village of Marston Green.

In the village of Bickenhill, the Parish Council maintains the Vicar’s Field and the play equipment therein. To retain the character of the village the Parish Council also purchased the Red Telephone Kiosk from BT.