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Planning Application – Wayside, Sandy Lane

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
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APPLICATION REFERENCE : 19/01236/FUL
APPLICATION TYPE: Full Application
DATE ACCEPTED: 16.09.2019
LOCATION: Wayside, Sandy Lane Wildmoor Bromsgrove Worcestershire B61 0QW
PROPOSAL: Removal of garage and erection of side and rear extensions
APPLICANTS NAME: Mr Chris Blackwell
PARISH COUNCIL: Belbroughton Parish
WARD: Belbroughton And Romsley Ward
CASE OFFICER: Mrs Alison Young
TELEPHONE: 01527 881233
EMAIL alison.young@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk

West Mercia Police Issue Courier Fraud Warning

Please be aware and share the below message, especially with your elderly neighbours

November and December has seen a rise in the number of attempts to defraud elderly and vulnerable people out of their banked savings. Criminals pretending to be police officers have already obtained through a type of scam known as ‘courier fraud’ over £80,000 and we have had victims come forward from in Malvern and in and around Worcester.

Detective Inspector Emma Wright from the West Mercia Police Economic Crime Unit said: “Not all attempts of this scam are successful and it is reassuring to see that our clear messaging that no police officer will ever ask you for money on the phone is a message that people are hearing. Sadly however, some vulnerable people have been taken advantage of and have handed over thousands of pounds. In one case a victim withdrew over £10,000 and returned home to give it to a ‘courier.’

“Don’t trust anyone who calls you about your bank details or asking you to go to a bank to withdraw money. Always hang up and wait 10 minutes to ensure the call has disconnected before calling 101.

“If you want to check they are legitimate, find their number via directory enquiries and call them back.
“If possible, also use a different telephone line to make sure the line is clear e.g. a mobile phone or the phone of a trusted friend or relative. If they are genuine, you should be able to get through to them. You can also check what they are saying is true with your bank.

“Scams can be very elaborate, very convincing and cruel. If you think someone is trying to scam you, tell someone straight away. Don’t be pressured and give yourself time to stop and think.

“Please remember the police will never contact you asking for your bank card or cash. We will also never ask you to purchase expensive items or transfer money to a safe account. If someone does, it’s a scam – provide no details and hand nothing over, hang up and report it immediately to the police on 101 or 999 if there are people at your property to take money from you.

“We are working hard to identify these criminals trying to con our elderly and vulnerable family members and friends and a number of arrests have been made and charges have been brought. However we would ask the public to spread this message of caution and awareness throughout the wider community and would urge you to pass on, particularly to elderly relatives or neighbours, information about these scams and ask them not to trust anyone who asks them for their bank details or for money over the phone.”

What is Courier Fraud?

• A phone caller pretending to be a police officer who is investigating unidentified activity/ fraud in their bank account and that they must cooperate with the ‘investigation’.

• The victim is then persuaded to withdraw funds and hand them over to the ‘investigators’, either by some remote means or in person to a courier.

• The victim is told that if the bank cashier queries the large withdrawal that they are to say it is for work/repairs in the home or Christmas shopping.

• Alternatively the victim may be asked to hand over bank cards, vouchers or other valuable items. They may also be asked to transfer funds to another account, which is controlled by the fraudsters.

• In some cases a victim is encouraged to hang up the phone and dial 101 to confirm with the police that the request is genuine. In these cases the line has stayed connected to the fraudster, who puts on another person to confirm this. In some cases a dial tone is played to the victim so they think they have called the genuine police. This is why we advise putting down the phone and waiting 10 minutes or using another telephone line. This way victims can be sure the call has disconnected from the fraudster.

For further information regarding Courier Fraud, please visit the West Mercia Police website https://www.westmercia.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/fa/fraud/personal-fraud/door-to-door-courier-fraud/

Is Fairfield a Winning Village?

Snap away on your camera or phone and you can help get Fairfield to top spot.

Help judge the photos and we could be a winner


Theme: ‘Village Life – a photo which characterises the value of community in your village’.


If you would like to be notified automatically when the competition begins, please ‘FOLLOW’ the Allied Westminster Facebook page so that the announcement will appear in your Facebook News Feed.


For Competition Rules visit https://villagehallsurvey.com/rules-photo-competition-v1.pdf


INSTRUCTIONS FOR WHEN THE COMPETITION BEGINS


Photo Entries

1. Before making an entry, PLEASE READ THE RULES TO ENSURE YOUR ENTRY IS ELIGIBLE.RULES ARE HERE.

2. Make sure you have a village or community hall to nominate and have asked permission to do so. – Yes You Have

3. Go to the Allied Westminster Facebook Tab marked ‘Photo Competition’. If you are using a phone and the tab is not visible, go to https://woobox.com/sbijm5

4. Select the ‘ENTER’ tab and fill in the form as completely as possible with the details requested. Your nominated hall must have a legitimate UK address.

5. Choose your photo for uploading.

6. Press ‘ENTER’ and await confirmation of successful upload.

Voting

1. Go to the Allied Westminster Facebook Tab marked ‘Photo Competition’. If you are using a phone and the tab is not visible, go to https://woobox.com/sbijm5

2. Select the ‘VOTE’ tab.

3. The gallery of photos is shown in a random order.

4. Scroll through and vote for those photos which you believe best illustrate the competition’s theme (‘Village Life – a photo which characterises the value of community in your village’.)

5. You may make only one vote per photo. This is to keep voting fair to all halls. Please do not try to circumvent this.

Four Cracking Films to Start 2020

This January, Fairfield Flicks will be screening four top films at Fairfield Village Hall.

Fairfield Flicks is Bromsgrove’s volunteer run Community Cinema, where films are projected onto the Hall’s 5metre wide screen using a HD projector.

Launched in September 2019, reviews on Trip Advisor have been very positive and audiences are enjoying the friendly experience.

“The quality of the huge screen is extremely impressive in such an intimate setting, the chairs are very comfortable and the atmosphere is inviting. Refreshments can also be purchased inexpensively. It really is a great way to see films that are otherwise unavailable to you. Highly recommend!” Julia

“Warm and friendly location ….providing a good standard of audio-visual experience with well-priced refreshments. The seats are comfortable, the room is an ideal temperature, the welcome is warm, and there is a real sense that this is run by dedicated volunteers for the benefit of many in the community.” Louise

Fairfield Flicks is attracting a mixed age audience and people enjoying the Fairfield Flicks experience come from across Bromsgrove District.

Fairfield Flicks is making a difference, reducing loneliness and social isolation amongst older people in the community.  Several older people are volunteering for Fairfield Flicks and many audience members enjoy a catch up before the start of each film.

For the hard of hearing, the Hall has a hearing loop, a facility that allows people with hearing aids to experience the audio quality of the film.  People with hearing aids should ensure that the hearing aid can be used with a Hearing Loop; if uncertain how to switch the aid to loop, people should see their audiologist.

There is FREE parking at the Village Hall and affordable refreshments, popcorn and ice cream.

Tickets can be purchased in advanced, maximum number of people per screening is 40.  For further information visit www.fairfieldflicks.org.uk

The Boss Baby (U)

Friday 3rd January 11.00am          All tickets £3.00 each

(Free glass of squash for two children with every Adult hot drink purchased)

Dreamworks’ The Boss Baby, is an extraordinary, fun and lighthearted animated film based on an award-winning picture book by Marla Frazee. 7-year-old Tim (Miles Christopher Bakshi) had the perfect life and the full attention of his parents until one day, a new arrival took it all away and became the Boss of his family.

NOTE: Children must be accompanied by an adult

Cast: Miles Christopher Bakshi (voice), Alec Baldwin (voice), Eric Bell Jr. (voice), Steve Buscemi (voice), Jimmy Kimmel (voice), Lisa Kudrow (voice)

Book Club (12)

Wednesday 15th January 7.30pm             All tickets £5.00 each

Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached. Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through a decades-old divorce. Carol’s (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter.

Cast: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Andy Garcia, Craig T. Nelson

Mr Holmes (PG)

Wednesday 22nd January 2.15pm            All tickets £3.00 each

Academy Award nominee Ian McKellen takes on the iconic role of Detective Sherlock Holmes, one of the British literature’s most reveered characters in the film MR HOLMES. In 1947, the world famous sleuth has retired to a remote Sussex farmhouse, living in relative anonymity with only his housekeeper Mrs Munro and her young son Roger for company. Cantankerous, demanding and frustrated with the mis-representation of him in Watson’s best-selling novels, he diverts his attention to an unsolved case. As the mystery deepens, Sherlock tries desperately to recall the events of 30 years ago that ultimately led to his retirement. Starring Academy Award nominee Laura Linney (The Savages), Frances de la Tour (Harry Potter) and newcomer Milo Parker, MR HOLMES is adapted from Mitch Cullin’s 2005 novel A Slight Trick of the Mind and is directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters).

Cast: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada, Milo Parker, Hattie Morahan, Colin Starkey

Fences (12)

Wednesday 29th January 2.15pm             All tickets £3.00 each

Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him, and causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart.

This US drama set in Pittsburgh in the 1950s tells the story of a working class black man’s struggle to make ends meet, and his relationship with his wife and sons.

Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby, Saniyya Sidney, Jovan Adepo

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 : 19/01379/CPL
APPLICATION TYPE: Certificate Proposed Lawful Use/Dev
DATE ACCEPTED: 21.10.2019
LOCATION: Oak Villa, Harbours Hill Madeley Heath Stourbridge Worcestershire DY9 9XE
PROPOSAL: Construction of triple car port and garage
APPLICANTS NAME: Mrs Poulton
PARISH COUNCIL: Belbroughton Parish
WARD: Belbroughton And Romsley Ward
CASE OFFICER: Claire Gilbert
TELEPHONE: 01527 881655
EMAIL claire.gilbert@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk

Planning Application – 1 Brook 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 : 19/01362/FUL
APPLICATION TYPE: Full Application
DATE ACCEPTED: 16.10.2019
LOCATION: 1 Brook Road, Fairfield Bromsgrove Worcestershire B61 9JZ
PROPOSAL: First floor side extension
APPLICANTS NAME: Mr Philip Webley
PARISH COUNCIL: Belbroughton Parish
WARD: Belbroughton And Romsley Ward
CASE OFFICER: Rebecca Brown
TELEPHONE: 01527 881337
EMAIL rebecca.brown@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk

Planning Application – 39 Parish 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 : 19/01420/FUL
APPLICATION TYPE: Full Application
DATE ACCEPTED: 24.10.2019
LOCATION: 39 Parish Hill, Bournheath Bromsgrove Worcestershire B61 9JH
PROPOSAL: Front porch and lounge extension
APPLICANTS NAME: Mr Michael Troth
PARISH COUNCIL: Bournheath Parish
WARD: Belbroughton And Romsley Ward
CASE OFFICER: Nina Chana
TELEPHONE: 01527 548241 Ext 3207
EMAIL nina.chana@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk
APPLICATION REFERENCE : 19/01468/CPL
APPLICATION TYPE: Certificate Proposed Lawful Use/Dev
DATE ACCEPTED: 07.11.2019
LOCATION: 39 Parish Hill, Bournheath Bromsgrove Worcestershire B61 9JH
PROPOSAL: Rear two storey extension
APPLICANTS NAME: Mr Troth
PARISH COUNCIL: Bournheath Parish
WARD: Belbroughton And Romsley Ward
CASE OFFICER: Nina Chana
TELEPHONE: 01527 548241 Ext 3207
EMAIL nina.chana@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk

Flu Campaign

The aim of the national flu immunisation programme is to offer protection against the effects of flu to as many eligible people as possible. All those in eligible groups should take up the offer of flu vaccination to ensure that they are protected before seasonal flu circulates.

In 2019/20 the free flu vaccination will be offered to:

  • Those aged 65 years and over
  • Those aged six months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
  • Pregnant women
  • Those living in a residential or nursing home
  • The main carer of an older or disabled person
  • Children aged 2-3 (on 31 August 2019) and all primary school aged children
  • People with long term conditions
    • a heart problem
    • a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including COPD, bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma
    • kidney disease
    • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
    • liver disease
    • stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
    • diabetes
    • a neurological condition e.g. multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy or learning disability
    • a problem with spleen e.g. sickle cell disease, or you have had spleen removed
    • morbidly obese (defined as BMI of 40 and above)
  • Frontline social care workers

Anyone can protect themselves by getting a ‘flu jab’, we have a list of pharmacies who provide them in Worcestershire, prices vary so it is worth shopping around.  Worcestershire pharmacies can be viewed here  www.worcestershire.gov.uk/flu or if you live outside Worcestershire you can find your local pharmacy here  https://beta.nhs.uk/find-a-pharmacy/

A short film has been produced that tackles the myths that surround flu which can be viewed here https://youtu.be/DGeEiiPiMik

Works Project at St Marks

A recent survey by Jane Chamberlain RIBA AABC at St. Mark’s (our village church) has identified works that need to be carried out over the next 12 months, to main the safety and soundness of the building and grounds. It is estimated that works will cost approximately £8000.

Further works estimated at £10K will need to be carried out within the next 5 years.

We need someone to help facilitate the project that will see these works being done, which will sustain and maintain a building that has been at the heart of the village for over 160 years.

The person will advise and help steer our church volunteers in the right direction, The person will not be expected to do the work. The church volunteers will do the fundraising.

If you or someone you know can assist, email our vicar Canon Sue Oliver email: canonsueoliver@btinternet.com

Please share this message with your friends.

Fly Tipping

Over the past few weeks there has been a significant increase in fly tipping across our Parish Ward and in the surrounding area; Madeley Road, Chadwich Lane, Mearse Lane, New Road, Claypit Lane, Shut Mill Lane and, in the past 24 hours, Swan Lane.

Rubbish dumped has included a bucket of dog excrement, rabbit hutch waste, furniture, tins of paint, asbestos and general household waste. Rubbish can be harmful to the environment and can kill wildlife & livestock.

Fly tipping left on the side of the road is cleared by Bromsgrove District Council, at a cost to the Council Taxpayer, whereas the cost to clear rubbish left on private land (dumped over the fence or gate) is borne by the farmer/landowner.

The recent incidents of fly tipping are not the odd bag of waste.  Some may have been transported by a small van, most has been transported by a much larger vehicle.

If you witness or have information relating to fly tipping:

  • To report large-scale illegal dumping (such as lorries dumping rubbish) and hazardous waste, you CAN contact CrimeStoppers anonymously, tel. 0800 555 111, the Rural Crime Hotline tel. 0800 783 0137 or online at https://forms.theiline.co.uk/ruralcrimehotline (select ‘Large-scale, industrial fly-tipping’ from the drop-down box.
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