Belbroughton

Belbroughton is a village and civil parish in the Bromsgrove District of Worcestershire and was at the core of the North Worcestershire scythe-making district. Many of the mills of the area were formerly blade mills used for sharpening them, after a scythesmith had forged them from iron.

It is now a very popular village with a selection of interesting houses. Facilities in the village include a village shop and there is an active cricket club on the outskirts of the village. The area also has a number of public houses in Belbroughton itself. Since 1996 Belbroughton has hosted Scarecrow Weekend the last weekend of each September. Villagers create scarecrows and display them outside their homes. It has proved very popular over recent years with thousands of visitors, raising tens of thousands of pounds for local organisations and amenities.