Community

Swan Lane Road Closure

Due to water leak/burst mains, Swan Lane is currently closed to traffic.

It is expected that repairs will take up to 5 days.

Police and Village Hall Need YOUR Assistance

On Sunday 21st April the Village Hall entrance gate was unlocked so that the car park could be used for the Easter Sunday morning service at St. Mark’s church.  Unfortunately the padlock was hooked over the open the catch post and when the gate was checked later in the day the padlock was found to be missing.

The gate was then locked using the “twin padlock”

Two days later, Tuesday 23rd April, the regular Tuesday evening hirer unlocked the entrance gate and when they went to lock up found the padlock missing.  They usually clasp the lock, but on this occasion they did not.

Today, the elderly Welcome Club arrived at the Village Hall to find the entrance gate padlocked, someone had replaced the stolen padlock with another padlock lock prevent Hall users from having access to the car park.  Bolt cutters were used to remove the padlock.  The elderly ladies are, understandable, worried and anxious (youngest member is 82 yrs, oldest will 93 yrs next month).

These incidents have been reported to the police and the Village Hall’s solicitor. 

If you know who is committing these acts or you have seen suspicious activity please telephone the police 101, crime ref:  289S240419

Website Satisfaction Survey

Our current website is nearly a year old and we would like your feedback, whether you regularly visit the website or occasionally.

The survey should only take a couple of minutes, your responses will help ensure that we have a website that meets the needs of our visitors.

To complete the survey CLICK HERE

Wildmoor News

Download the latest newsletter from Wildmoor Residents’ Association .

The first page promotes the Association’s AGM and invited speaker.

The next two pages are an update on pending and proposed quarry planning applications and an invitation to the annual WRA garden party. 

Location of Existing and Proposed Quarry Sites

Volunteers Needed To Serve On Parish Council

Every four years there are Parish Council elections; volunteers are sought to representative the residents of the Parish.
 

In our Parish there are two Wards, Fairfield and Belbroughton. The Fairfield Ward area includes Wildmoor, Stoneybridge, parts of Chadwich and a few houses in Dodford.
 

At the Parish Council there are six residents representing the Fairfield Ward and 8 residents representing the Belbroughton Ward. Last month messages were shared seeking volunteers to representative the Fairfield Ward. As there have only been two residents putting their names forward there will not be a Parish Council election in the Fairfield Ward, the volunteers will be elected uncontested.
 

There are four vacancies to represent the Fairfeld Ward. Volunteers can be co-opted by the convened Parish Council to serve on the Parish Council.
 

If you would like to represent the Fairfield Ward please contact the Parish Clerk fvca.org.uk/directory/belbroughton-fairfield-parish-council/

A Plea to an Unknown Dog Walker

In February, we reported that the brambles on Stourbridge Road, near the junction of Yew Tree Lane, had been cleared of dog waste bags.  All bags were of the same kind, semi-opaque blue.

Yesterday, volunteers were at work again in the same brambles clearing over 15 dog waste bags, all were semi-opaque clear.

Across the road from the brambles is a dog waste bin.  Could the person that is throwing their dog waste bags in to the brambles please use this facility?

The bags that are being thrown into the brambles are not decomposing and are ripping in the wind, blowing in to nearby fields that could be fatal to livestock should they eat the plastic when chomping on some grass.

If you know who this anti-social person is please contact the Community Association, we would like to pop a courtesy note through their letter box.

Talk, Tea and Tech

Talk, Tea and Tech – Starting Wednesday 12th June 2pm

Whether you want to send an email or text, upload images from your camera or Facetime a relative on the other side of world, Talk, Tea & Tech will be a relaxed, social, activity that will help residents aged 50 yrs plus to understand technology and to improve digital inclusion.

It is never too old to be a Silver Surfer.

Sessions will take place in the Village Hall Committee Room on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and cost £1.00 per person (inc. refreshments).

MAKE A CHANGE, BECOME A LOCAL COUNCILLOR

Belbroughton and Fairfield Parish Council is calling on residents, passionate about their community to stand in the local elections in 2019.

What do councillors do?

Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the council makes. Becoming a councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs; making decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward; and getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community’s needs.

How long does it take?

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. This often includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to other bodies.

Can I stand?

There are only a few rules to stand for election. You must be:

•           A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union

•           18 years of age or older

•           Live in an area that is served by a local council

How can I get involved?

Contact Belbroughton & Fairfield Parish Council

to find out more or visit www.nalc.gov.uk/elections

© NALC 2018