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Be s-careful this Halloween

With Halloween fast approaching in the next couple of weeks, we are issuing some crime prevention advice to keep everybody safe this Halloween!

  • Adults should always accompany young children when trick or treating
  • Please, where possible, only knock on the houses of people you know
  • Keep to well lit areas, carry a torch, wear hi-vis clothing and always remember road safety
  • Eggs and flour can cause damage and considerable distress and can also lead to criminal convictions. Any premises selling these items will be more vigilant and will inform the police.
  • If anyone is displaying the “No trick or treating poster” do not visit the address

Stay safe and be sensible

Festive Fairfield’s Advent Calendar

Last year, through online promotion, we organised a Village Advent Calendar. The activity was very successful, and we’d like to repeat the activity. 

What is a Village Advent Calendar?

On a given date, something festive is placed in the window (or garden) of a property in Fairfield, that can be viewed by people passing by.  The display staying in place until the end of Christmas day.  Examples of displays are:

  • Christmas wreaths
  • The whole Nativity Scene
  • Candles
  • Santa & Rudolf in the snow
  • Winter tree wonderland

How can I take part?

Below are listed the 24 days preceding Christmas Day and the addresses of the properties that are taking place.  Email admin@fvca.org.uk with your address details, your preferred “unveil” date and an outline of your display (to reduce likelihood of duplication – it would be fantastic if we had at least 24 different displays).  We will then confirm your your calendar “unveil” date and update the webpage.

For the Advent Calendar to works, displays must not be unveiled until the stated “unveil” date.

Then, during December, wander around the village, enjoying the festive displays.  We will publish a map of properties taking part in late November, this can be downloaded from this website.

Looking for inspiration, checkout some of last year’s Advent Calendar Windows. CLICK HERE

DateProperty AddressOutline Display
1st December186 Stourbridge Road Stained Glass Window
2nd December2 Yew Tree Lane Star of Bethlehem
3rd December32 Stourbridge Road Illuminated Santa
4th DecemberBarn Owl Cottage, Stourbridge Rd 
5th December 
6th December 
7th December  
8th December  
9th December  
10th DecemberCross Court Swan Lane ‘Stickman’
11th December153 Stourbridge Road Christmas Baubles
12th December  
13th December 
14th December 
15th December 
16th December  
17th December  
18th December  
19th December 
20th December 
21st December
22nd December
23rd December 
24th December

BELBROUGHTON UNITED CHARITIES TRUST

Registered Charity Number 234374
Belbroughton United Charities is a group of historic charities which provides grants to support poor or elderly residents of Belbroughton and Fairfield. It owns and runs allotments and the orchard at Belbroughton.

The charity is in urgent need of Trustees, a secretary and a treasurer as the present officers are retiring or moving from the area. They are not huge jobs but essential if the charity is going to continue to support the villages.

If you feel able to be involved please contact Rev Wyn Benyon c/o the church office, Belbroughton. Bfcoffice@btconnect.com

Post Office News

Fairfield Post Office closes at the end of this week, Friday 22nd October.

Fairfield Cafe remains OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Planning Application – Primrose Nurseries, Fairfield Road

The following planning application is available to view and comment on. Please use this
link to take you to the home page of Public Access
http://publicaccess.bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk/online-applications/ which is the tool for
viewing applications and making comment electronically.


• Click on the link above
• Type in the application number and click, this will take you to the summary page of Public
Access.
• When at the summary page
• To view the documents you will need to click on the tab, then
the .
• To make a comment click on the tab,
• Fill out your details and make your comment and press submit, this will go straight to the
relevant planning officer and be immediately viewable in the comments tab.
• If you have provided an email you can request a confirmation email.

APPLICATION REFERENCE :21/01148/OUT
APPLICATION TYPE:Outline Application
DATE ACCEPTED:13.10.2021
LOCATION:Primrose Nurseries, Fairfield Road Bournheath Bromsgrove Worcestershire B61 9JJ
PROPOSAL:Outline application (all matters reserved except for access) for residential development (up to 9 dwellings) and associated works.
APPLICANTS NAME:
PARISH COUNCIL:Bournheath Parish
WARD:Belbroughton And Romsley Ward
CASE OFFICER:Charlotte Wood
TELEPHONE:01527 64252 Ext 3412
EMAILCharlotte.Wood@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk

Pepper Wood Appeal Update

Paul Jarczewski, Woodland Trust Site Manager (West Midlands), says “we are getting quite close to our fundraising target, and my fundraising colleagues seem confident that we will reach this fairly shortly”.“We’re not quite there yet, but overall the appeal has gone extremely well.”
If you would like to donate £10.00 to help double Pepper Wood or would like further information about this project visit http://fvca.org.uk/directory/pepper-wood/

Planning Application – Oak Villa, Harbours Hill

The following planning application is available to view and comment on. Please use this
link to take you to the home page of Public Access
http://publicaccess.bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk/online-applications/ which is the tool for
viewing applications and making comment electronically.


• Click on the link above
• Type in the application number and click, this will take you to the summary page of Public
Access.
• When at the summary page
• To view the documents you will need to click on the tab, then
the .
• To make a comment click on the tab,
• Fill out your details and make your comment and press submit, this will go straight to the
relevant planning officer and be immediately viewable in the comments tab.
• If you have provided an email you can request a confirmation email.

APPLICATION REFERENCE :21/01422/FUL
APPLICATION TYPE:Full Application
DATE ACCEPTED:06.09.2021
LOCATION:Oak Villa, Harbours Hill Madeley Heath Stourbridge Worcestershire DY9 9XE
PROPOSAL:Replacement dwelling.
APPLICANTS NAME:
PARISH COUNCIL:Belbroughton Parish
WARD:Belbroughton And Romsley Ward
CASE OFFICER:Charlotte Wood
TELEPHONE:01527 64252 Ext 3412
EMAILCharlotte.Wood@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk

Light Up Fairfield 2021

This December, add some fairy lights to the front of your property or in your front window and help create Festive Ribbons of Colour throughout our community during the month of December.