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Event Cinema & “The Smile”

A new string to the Fairfield Flicks bow is Live Streaming.We are now able to offer event cinema, via the RosettaLive network, which will enable us to stream concerts, theatre, & more.
Our first Live Stream event will be an exclusive live streamed performance from “The Smile ”. This is the new Radiohead side project with Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood – this intimate concert will coincide with their debut album release.

The Smile”, who debuted at Glastonbury last year, will be performing at “Magazine” in London, and will be streaming to us on Saturday 29th January, the performance starting at 8pm. Additional cinema-exclusive content will also be screened.

This intimate gig is being produced and promoted by Driift and directed by Paul Dugdale (The Rolling Stones, Adele, Paul McCartney), with both having worked on the band’s Live At Worthy Farm set.

Tickets, which will be handled Rippla, will be on sale in the coming week, details will be available via our Fairfield Flicks website in the next days.

Scoping Opinion – Wildmoor Quarry

Seeking Comments – Scoping Opinion – Wildmoor Quarry, Sandy Lane, Worcestershire

Application Ref:    21/000043/SCO              Grid Ref:    (E) 395000, (N) 276000

Applicant:       Wildmoor Quarry Products Limited

Proposal:       Request for a Scoping Opinion for a consolidation Planning Application to address a Review of an Old Minerals Permission (ROMP), supported by an extension to existing mineral extraction and for the restoration of the site utilising in-situ soils and imported inert restoration material, supported by recycling activities.

Location:        Wildmoor Quarry, Sandy Lane (A491), Near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Worcestershire County Council as the Mineral Planning Authority has received a formal request from Kedd Limited (the agent) on behalf of Wildmoor Quarry Products Limited (the applicant) to adopt a Scoping Opinion for the above proposed development under Regulation 15 of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2017 (as amended). Scoping seeks to ensure that the information to be provided in the Environmental Statement that will accompany the planning application, addresses the key effects of the proposed development and ensures that the principle concerns appropriate to the local area are addressed comprehensively.

The Scoping Opinion and relevant documents are available to view at http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/eplanning using the application reference: 21/000043/SCO. When searching by application reference, please ensure that the full application reference number, including the suffix are entered into the search field.

The applicant is seeking the continuation of existing activities at the site and to extend phased quarrying activities on land to the west and south west of the application site, measuring approximately 11.29 hectares, to extract approximately 2.6 million tonnes of sand over a 13 year period, equating to approximately 200,000 tonnes per annum. The applicant is also seeking to facilitate the phased restoration of the site in an anti-clockwise direction utilising both in-situ material and approximately 3,220,000 tonnes of inert restoration material, equating to approximately 210,000 tonnes per annum over approximately 15 years and 3 months.  The proposal also includes a material recycling facility (MRF) to recover approximately 1,071,000 tonnes of recycled materials from the imported Construction, Demolition & Excavation (CD&E) materials, equating to approximately 70,000 tonnes per annum.

The applicant states that not all land would be disturbed and/or operational at any one point in time.

The current permitted extraction area equates to approximately 16.64 hectares of land and the proposed combined application area would be approximately 27.93 hectares of land for mineral extraction. Two existing vehicular access points off Sandy Lane (A491) would remain unchanged.

The Mineral Planning Authority has only 5 weeks to adopt a Scoping Opinion, therefore, I would be grateful for your comments by 27 January 2022 at the latest. If I do not hear from you by this date I will assume you have no comments.

The agent appointed by Wildmoor Quarry Products Limited for this is:-

Kedd Limited

Fox Studio

King Street

Much Wenlock

Shropshire

TF13 6BL

Advent Calendar 2021 Results

And the winner is……

There were an incredible 1873 votes cast in our Best Village Advent Calendar competition. The competition, which was a bit fun, certainly got people fired up, lobbying for votes.


Of course some properties got more votes than others, and only one property – the miserable old codger at 10 Pepperwood Close (aka the Chair of FVCA) – got none. Votes for first and second place were very close. The property with the most votes winning a Luxury Hamper courtesy of Morrisons Supermarket.
The three properties with the most votes are:

FIRST PLACE: 55 Stourbridge Road with “The North Pole” 163 votes

SECOND PLACE: Fairfield First School with “The Snowman and the Snowdog” 158 votes

THIRD PLACE: 5 Wood Lane with “Christmas Tree” 117 votes
Well done and thank you to everyone that took part in our Village Advent Calendar. Get your thinking caps on for our Advent Calendar 2022.

Mark the New Year with a Cheer NOT with a Bang

Fireworks near the countryside can be a concern for farmers and pet owners.


Loud noises can scare animals and the waste from fireworks can harm wildlife. Last months fireworks killed one cow in Fairfield and traumatised others.


When bringing in the New Year, remember to Respect, Protect & Enjoy nature.

Thanks for Advent Calendar 2021

Our thanks to everyone that volunteered to part of our Village Advent Calendar.


24 properties created our village Advent Calendar. On the 24 days leading up to Christmas an Advent Calendar was opened, revealing our fantastic display. Thanks to all properties for taking part.

Here are some of these brilliant Advent Calendar windows

Planning Application – New Barn Farm, Swan 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
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 :21/01807/AGR
APPLICATION TYPE:Agricultural Notification
DATE ACCEPTED:09.12.2021
LOCATION:New Barn Farm, Swan Lane Fairfield Bromsgrove Worcestershire B61 0BU
PROPOSAL:A general purpose fodder and machinery store
APPLICANTS NAME:
PARISH COUNCIL:Belbroughton Parish
WARD:Belbroughton And Romsley Ward
CASE OFFICER:David Kelly
TELEPHONE:01527 881666
EMAILdavid.kelly@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk

Do you know where to report scam messages?

Fake emails and text messages are a common tactic used by cyber criminals, their goal is often to convince you to click a link. Once clicked, you may be sent to a dodgy website which could download viruses onto your computer, or steal your passwords and personal information.

In order to try and convince you that their messages are legitimate, criminals will pretend to be someone you trust, or from some organisation you trust. This could be your Internet Service Provider (ISP), local council, even a friend in need. And they may contact you by phone call, email or text message.

Reporting suspicious emails:

If you have received an email which you’re not quite sure about, you can report it by forwarding the email to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service at: report@phishing.gov.uk

As of 31st October 2021, the number of suspicious email reports stands at more than 8,100,000, with the removal of more than 67,000 scams and 124,000 URLs.

Thank you for your continued support.

*In a small number of cases, an email may not reach our service due to it already being widely recognised by spam detection services. The vast majority of reports do reach our system so please keep reporting any suspicious emails you receive.

Reporting suspicious text messages:

You can report suspicious text messages to your mobile network provider, for free, by forwarding the text to 7726.

If you forward a text, your provider can investigate the origin of the text and take action, if found to be malicious. If 7726 doesn’t work, you can find out how to report a text message by contacting your provider.

(On many Android devices and iPhones, pressing and holding on the message bubble should present the option to forward the message)

For more of the government’s latest advice on how to stay secure online, visit the Cyber Aware website: ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware

Thanks for reading! If you found this information useful, please help us spread the word by forwarding this email to your friends.

Don’t Suffer in Silence

Support is available all through the year, not just at Christmas

Make yourself heard using the silent ’55’ solution.

This Christmas please help us to raise awareness of the silent solution.

If you are in danger and you can’t ask for help out loud dial 999, listen to the instructions carefully and, when prompted, dial ’55’ on your handset.

If you are able to give any details, please do, if you can’t, stay on the line and the police will try to establish your location whilst you are on the phone.

We hear you. You are not alone.

Our partner agencies are available to listen if you need support…

Victim Advice Line

0800 952 3000

West Mercia Women’s Aid Helpline (available to help all victims)

0800 980 3331

Men’s Advice Line

0808 801 0327

The Mix (for under 25s)

0808 808 4994

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

0800 999 5428

318 Bus Service Rumour Not True

Mr. Kevin Nind, proprietor of Kev’s Coaches, has contacted the Community Association say that one of his drivers, Justin, has told been told by some passengers that they have been informed that the 318 bus service is ceasing after Christmas. Mr. Nind says that there is no truth in this rumour.

Fairfield Village Hall COVID-19 update

On Wednesday 8th December, Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a press briefing announcing that England will be moving to plan B.  The measures announced include:

  • From Friday 10 December, face coverings will become compulsory in most public indoor venues, such as cinemas, theatres and places of worship. There will be exemptions in venues where it is not practical to wear one, such as when you are eating, drinking or exercising.

As has been done over the past 19 months, the trustees will continue to put the safety of all hall users first.

With immediate effect at Fairfield Village Hall, please review and enforce your Covid Risk Assessment & Village Hall Covid Protocols, ensure all your users are using hand sanitiser, scan the QR code (or use a manual register) and maintain the required social distancing.  Unless persons in your group are actively taking part in an exempt activity, e.g. they are dancing, masks are to be worn.  If further measures are to be adopted, hall users will be notified.

Fortunately, Christmas will soon be here, a period when many of your activities do not take place.  Unless you hear from the Village Hall to do otherwise, the measures outlined above will continue in the new year.

If you feel, as a matter of safety for your users, that you wish to take a break from using the hall, the Hall trustees fully understand. 

The trustees of Fairfield Village Hall wish to thank all Hall Users for all that they are doing to help make our Hall safe for all users.  Let’s put on our Christmas lists to Santa, a return to the “new norm” that we have recently been getting used to.

Tools Theft

Recently, some tools have been stolen from an outbuilding on Dordale.

Please review your shed and outbuilding security, for advice visit https://www.westmercia.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/protect-home-crime/secure-shed-garage/

Mark all your tools – SmartWater property marking kits can be obtained Free Of Charge from FVCA for residents and businesses in Fairfield, Wildmoor & Stoneybridge, for a kit email admin@fvca.org.uk Should items be recovered, SmartWater provides traceability of items back to the rightful owner and a 100% conviction rate.

Getting extra help with the Priority Services Register

The Priority Services Register is a free support service to help people in vulnerable situations. Energy & Water suppliers and network operators offer it. Each keeps their own register. You need to contact your energy supplier or network operator to get on it, i.e. for our area Western Power by filling in their online form ( https://www.westernpower.co.uk/customers-and-community/priority-services/priority-services-register) or by telephoning 0800 9177953, or for Water contacting Severn Trent Water Priority Services register here.

What is the Priority Service Register?

The Priority Services Register (PSR) provides extra help and additional support during a power cut for elderly, very ill or disabled people, or those who rely on power for medical equipment.

Energy Companies

All energy companies, including gas and electricity companies, and network suppliers who deliver the power, work together to care for customers who need some extra help and support.

Help you can get:

  • Advance notice of planned power cuts. If you rely on your energy supply for medical reasons your network operator can tell you about planned power cuts. For example, when they plan engineering work.
  • Priority support in an emergency. Network operators could provide heating and cooking facilities if you are cut off supply.
  • Identification and password scheme. This could include arranging a password or agreed on picture cards if callers need to visit or contact you. This way you can feel confident they are genuine.
  • Nominee scheme. You can nominate someone to receive communications and bills from your supplier. For example, a family member, carer or someone you trust.
  • Help with prepayment meter access. For example, moving a meter if you can’t safely get to it to top up.
  • Regular meter reading services. For example, if nobody can read your meter.
  • Accessible information. For example, account info and bills in large print or braille.

Suppliers can offer free gas safety checks every 12 months. You can request a safety check if you get a means-tested benefit and either:

  • live with a child under five years old
  • live alone or with others and have reached state pension age
  • live alone or with others and are disabled or chronically ill
  • live with others who have reached state pension age or are disabled, chronically ill or under 18 years old.

You are eligible if you:

  • have reached your state pension age
  • are disabled or have a long-term medical condition
  • are recovering from an injury
  • have a hearing or sight condition
  • have a mental health condition
  • are pregnant or have children under 5
  • have extra communication needs (such as if you don’t speak or read English well).

You might still be able to register for other reasons if your situation isn’t listed. For example, if you need short-term support after a stay in hospital.

Water companies

Water companies also offer similar support services for vulnerable people.

You can join the Severn Trent Water Priority Services register here.

Faster broadband for Wildmoor

Earlier this year, Openreach announced that (almost) all of Bromsgrove will be cabled with Fibre To The Premises (FTTP), as part of the national plan to phase out copper wiring for landline telephones and internet connectivity. 

Fibre brings substantially higher speeds, better reliability, and future-proofs the properties.  (Apparently, the second most popular question that house buyers ask is – how fast is the internet).

As part of the roll-out, most of Fairfield village has been cabled.  Catshill is also being connected, including the properties immediately past the motorway bridge on Wildmoor Lane. 

Sadly, most of Wildmoor was NOT included in the Openreach plan for Bromsgrove.   

At the Sandy Lane end of Wildmoor, a Community Fibre Project (CFP) proposal was put forward last year, in conjunction with Superfast Worcestershire (part of the county council).   This proposal, which was successful, means that grants are being made available from central government and the county council, to fund the costs for Openreach to install FTTP to the properties connected to the Rubery telephone exchange. 

This leaves approximately 70 premises – a mix of commercial and residential – in Third Road, Mill Lane, Swan Lane and Wildmoor Lane, excluded from any scheme.  A CFP proposal for these ‘forgotten’ premises was submitted to Openreach in March, supported by Superfast Worcestershire and by Councillor Shirley Webb. 

The outline costing has now been received from Openreach, and it is now down to the occupiers of the premises to decide if they want FTTP.  This requires a simple commitment to take an FTTP Internet package from ANY Internet Service Provider which offers FTTP, for a 12 month period.  The additional costs (i.e. for FTTP rather than copper-based internet) could be as little as £10 per month.

To obtain the grants, and therefore incur no individual installation costs, requires a certain level of uptake to succeed.  This is the best opportunity for Wildmoor to avoid being left behind as technology evolves!

If you are one of the residents in this group, or have a commercial unit in Wildmoor Farm business park, or on Wildmoor Lane, please contact Peter Hunt (peterhunt988@outlook.com, or 07970745487) for more information.

WhatsApp & Lottery Fraud

WHATSAPP FRAUD

There have been a significant number of reports of Scammers pretending to be a family member or friend on WhatsApp.

This was highlighted earlier this month and the warning is repeated here again this week.

The basic method they use is as follows:

• The suspect will send the victim a message via WhatsApp claiming to be their son/daughter/friend and that they have had to change their number, having lost or damaged their phone

• The Scammer will then say they are now using a new phone number

• As a result of this, the Scammers will claim they are getting in touch in order to borrow money to purchase the new device or pay off a debt.

• After this, the Scammer will give their bank details so a payment can be made to them, with some coming back with further demands for money.

LOTTERY FRAUD

Analysis of reports to Action Fraud by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has identified a dramatic increase in Advance Fee Lottery Frauds over the last six months.

Over £925,000 was lost by victims during that period. Victims reported losing an average loss of just over £1,500.

70% of victims reported to be aged 50 or over.

Fraudsters will contact the victim in the following way or similar:

• Lottery fraud occurs when criminals use fake messages and calls to convince a person that they have won a lottery or a prize draw

• The victim is then informed that they will need to pay an advance “fee” in order to receive the winnings

• Victims are commonly asked to pay these advance fees by purchasing gift cards, and relaying codes to the Fraudster.

• In some instances, victims have reported being asked for personal and financial information in order to obtain their “winnings”. Some victims reported providing their bank details thinking they would be sent a small payment to verify the account. In reality, criminals use these details to steal the victim’s money.

IF YOU THINK YOU ARE BEING SCAMMED OR DO NOT RECOGNISE THE CONTACT

• Stop – Taking a moment to stop and think can keep you and your money safe.

• Challenge – Keep your money and information safe from criminals by only purchasing items from authorised sellers and doing your research fully before making a purchase.

• Protect – if you think you’ve fallen for a scam contact your bank immediately and report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

Help with rising fuel bills

Many of you will be aware that Act on Energy provides free and confidential energy advice, but did you know that as part of the Worcestershire Winter 2021/22 Housing Support Fund, Act on Energy will be able to provide additional support to qualifying residents with their energy costs, fuel debt and where required, assistance to replace broken boilers and heating systems?

This support, which has just been made available, includes:

  • Winter Fuel Payment – One off payment of £500 onto your gas/electric energy account for FAMILIES or a One off payment of £300 for SINGLE HOUSEHOLDS / COUPLES who meet the criteria
  • Pre-Payment Fuel Vouchers
  • Debt Relief – help with paying off fuel debt
  • Help with broken heating systems (all fuel types) – includes replacement or repair; installation of first-time heating systems; and servicing.

Further information, including the eligibility criteria, can be found online at: WORCESTERSHIRE HOUSEHOLD SUPPORT FUND – Act On Energy

Residents can apply online or by calling the freephone number 0800 988 2881.

Village Pays Respects to the Fallen

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A moving Service of Remembrance at the Village War memorial was held on Sunday 14th November; wreaths laid by Fairfield Village Community Association, Fairfield W.I. & Fairfield First School, with children laying wreathes on behalf of the Association & School. Thank you to everyone that came, raising £140 for the Royal British Legion.

The Community Association’s wreath was laid by Tom

Parish Council & Legion wreaths were laid during a short service on the 11th November.

Planning Application – 3 Mount 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 :21/00291/FUL
APPLICATION TYPE:Full Application
DATE ACCEPTED:06.11.2021
LOCATION:3 Mount Road, Fairfield Bromsgrove Worcestershire B61 9LN
PROPOSAL:Replacment of garage and out houses with triple car garage.
APPLICANTS NAME:
PARISH COUNCIL:Bournheath Parish
WARD:Belbroughton And Romsley Ward
CASE OFFICER:Nina Chana
TELEPHONE:01527 548241
EMAILnina.chana@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk

Planning Application – Dordale Cottage, Dordale 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 :21/01577/FUL
APPLICATION TYPE:Full Application
DATE ACCEPTED:01.11.2021
LOCATION:Dordale Cottage, Dordale Road Bournheath Stourbridge Worcestershire DY9 0BA
PROPOSAL:Removal of single storey rear area and replacement with new rear extension
APPLICANTS NAME:Mrs Lindsey Hurley
PARISH COUNCIL:Belbroughton Parish
WARD:Belbroughton And Romsley Ward
CASE OFFICER:Steve Edden
TELEPHONE:01527 64252 Ext. 3206
EMAILsteve.edden@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk

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

Vote for the Best Advent Calendar Window

Using a link that will be promoted online nearer the time, vote for the best Advent Calendar window. Voting will take place between 24th and 31st December, the winner will receive a Family Hamper Full Of Festive Goodies, kindly donated by Morrisons…wow!!

Even the voter can win something

Voters will be entered into a prize draw, and one lucky person will win a pair of Fairfield Flicks tickets and 2 glasses of wine.

DateProperty AddressOutline Display
1st DecemberFairfield First School The Snowman and the Snowdog
2nd December2 Yew Tree Lane Star of Bethlehem
3rd December32 Stourbridge Road Illuminated Santa
4th DecemberBarn Owl Cottage, Stourbridge Rd Winter Wonderland
5th December53 Stourbridge Road Christmas Gnomes
6th December 10 Pepperwood CloseSix Geese Are Laying
7th December112 Stourbridge Road  Three Wise Men
8th December20 Yew Tree Lane 
9th December Preschool, Village Hall 
10th DecemberCross Court Swan Lane ‘Stickman’
11th December153 Stourbridge Road Christmas Baubles
12th DecemberCappalea Cottage,16 Stourbridge Road  A penguins Christmas’
13th December186 Stourbridge Road Stained Glass Window
14th DecemberCygnet Barn, Swan Lane Baby Jesus
15th December55 Stourbridge RoadThe North Pole 
16th December5 Wood Lane Christmas Tree 
17th DecemberThe Police House, Stourbridge Road  
18th December 57 Stourbridge Road Candles
19th December1 Stourbridge Road The Grinch
20th December31 Mount Road 
21st DecemberFairfield Dental Practice
22nd December83 Brook Road
23rd December4b Pepperwood CloseMagic Reindeer Food (for the children)
24th December59 Stourbridge Road“24”

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

Monthly Social Gatherings – Glad to be back

Relaxed, social gathering on Saturday 2nd October, residents were joined by PC Stone from Bromsgrove Police – our local police officer.

Whilst enjoying cake and coffee/tea, residents highlighted parking issues, were updated on community works, and agreed activities to mark Halloween and Christmas. Thanks to all who attended.

Firearms Survey

With more than 30,000 firearm and shotgun licence holders in the West Mercia Police Force area, please take a few minutes to complete the survey.


The Association of Police & Crime Commissioners want to hear your views on potential changes to the licensing of firearms and shotguns in England and Wales. Their online survey takes just a few minutes to complete, and will remain open for responses until Weds 20 October. https://www.apccs.police.uk/latest-news/have-your-say-on-potential-changes-to-firearms-licensing

Nominated Neighbour Scheme

This is a free scheme to deter cold callers and rogue traders and help vulnerable and elderly people feel safer in their own homes.

It is funded by the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner to help reduce doorstep crime.

Nominated Neighbour uses bright yellow window stickers to show potential house callers that that they will only been seen if accompanied by a known and trusted person after their identity has been verified by that person.

All it takes is a neighbour, family friend or family member to agree to be nominated and have callers directed to them.

The scheme deters scam callers, who will not want their identity to be checked. In addition to the window sticker, a pack containing useful information on keeping safe is also provided.

Further information can be found at: Nominated Neighbour Scheme.

To join the scheme or if you have questions, contact the Redditch and Bromsgrove Community Safety Team at CommunitySafety@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk or call 01527 534187.

New 159 fraud hotline launched to counter threat

STOP, HANG UP, CALL 159

If you think someone is trying to trick you into handing over money or personal details…

…Stop, hang up and call 159 to speak directly to your bank.

Last year criminal gangs stole over £470m by pretending to be your bank or other service provider.

159 is the memorable, secure number that contacts you directly to your bank if you think you’re being scammed.

159 works in the same way as 101 for the police or 111 for the NHS. It’s the number you can trust to get you through to your bank, every time.

159 will never call you. Only a fraudster will object to you calling 159.

 

When should I call 159?

Call 159 if:

  • Someone contacts you saying they’re from your bank – even if they are not suspicious
  • You receive a call asking you to transfer money or make a payment – even if it seems genuine
  • You receive a call about a financial matter and it seems suspicious

Remember, 159 will never call you. But you can rely on 159 to get you through to your bank.

 

Who is behind 159?

159 has been set up by banks and telephone companies who want to fight fraud. It’s a pilot scheme at the moment. The following banks are part of it:

  • Barclays
  • Lloyds (including Halifax and Bank of Scotland)
  • NatWest (including Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank)
  • Santander
  • Starling Bank

That covers over 70% of UK primary current account holders.

We want more banks to join us, and we hope they will over the course of the pilot.

 

Will it definitely work on my telephone?

Almost all major consumer telephone companies are participating, and over 80% of UK mobiles and landlines will be able to use 159 at the outset. We are working to grow this reach to 100% during the pilot.

The telephone companies are:

  • BT, including EE and Plusnet
  • Gamma
  • O2, including giffgaff
  • TalkTalk
  • Three
  • Virgin Media
  • Sky

What happens if 159 doesn’t work, for any reason?

You should contact your bank in the normal way, using the number on your bank card.

How much does it cost to call 159?

Calling 159 will cost the same as a national rate call; usually part of the included minutes in most phone tariffs.

 

What’s the idea behind the 159 pilot?

159 is a pilot scheme – the idea is to collect evidence to show that calling 159 helps fight fraud. Then we want to make 159 a universal number – available on all phones and for all banks.

Planning Application – Glovers Meadow Farm

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 :21/01472/AGR
APPLICATION TYPE:Agricultural Notification
DATE ACCEPTED:23.09.2021
LOCATION:Glovers Meadow Farm, Wood Lane Fairfield Bromsgrove Worcestershire B61 9NE
PROPOSAL:Proposed extension of existing agricultural building
APPLICANTS NAME:
PARISH COUNCIL:Belbroughton Parish
WARD:Belbroughton And Romsley Ward
CASE OFFICER:David Kelly
TELEPHONE:01527 881666
EMAILdavid.kelly@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk

Planning Application – Wildmoor Grabaway Ltd

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 :21/01429/FUL
APPLICATION TYPE:Full Application
DATE ACCEPTED:10.09.2021
LOCATION:Wildmoor Grabaway Ltd, The Quarry Sandy Lane Wildmoor Worcestershire B61 0QR
PROPOSAL:Demolition of existing structures and the erection of a replacement storage, workshop and office building
APPLICANTS NAME:Wildmoor Grabaway Ltd
PARISH COUNCIL:Belbroughton Parish
WARD:Belbroughton And Romsley Ward
CASE OFFICER:Mr Paul Lester
TELEPHONE:01527 881323
EMAILpaul.lester@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk

PCC Safer West Mercia Plan

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion has launched his consultation to deliver a Safer West Mercia and wants to give the public a chance to have their say.

I have now opened my consultation survey to deliver a safer West Mercia, and want to give you the chance to shape the final version.

As I enter my second term in office I want to build on the vision and promise I set out in 2016 to ensure the community are at the heart of policing. My main aims for the Safer West Mercia Plan are: putting victims and survivors first; building a more secure West Mercia; reforming West Mercia; and reassuring West Mercia’s communities.

As part of a consultation to gather views, you can now have your say on the focus for policing in the coming years and how it will benefit where you live. Whilst feedback from communities has already shaped my plan, I want to make sure everyone has the chance to have their say. I am therefore encouraging you to take this opportunity to influence policing within West Mercia.

I have made clear promises to the communities of Worcestershire and this plan will help deliver them. The consultation will close on Monday 1st November and it can be found here https://www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk/pcc-launches-new-plan-to-deliver-a-safer-west-mercia/

Give Your Community A Voice

With only two people representing Fairfield, Wildmoor & Stoneybridge on the Parish Council, volunteers are needed to help speak up for our community.

Belbroughton & Fairfield Parish consists of two wards, Belbroughton and Fairfield, each with their own representatives that meet at least once a month to discuss issues affecting each area and managing devolved matters.

Currently there are some big issues that affect Fairfield and we need your voice to give extra weights to our community’s needs.

Interested? Visit the Parish Council’s website and email the Parish Clerk http://www.belbroughtonandfairfield-pc.info/

Community Coffee Morning at Bournheath

You are invited to a coffee morning at Bournheath Village Community Centre (Claypit Lane) between 10.30 and 12 on Wednesday 15th September. Catch up on news with the neighbours, enjoy coffee/tea and home-made cakes, or borrow a book from the Book Bank. Just drop in or stay for the whole time.

This is our first coffee morning since March 2020 so it would be great to see people developing a sense of a real community again. If you haven’t been before, please come along to say hello.

Also, between 7.30 and 8.30 on Wednesday 15th September, social table tennis will take place at the Community Centre. It’s free and all are welcome, regardless of standard. (We’re playing singles at the moment to help with social distancing).

Barney on the Move

After many years working as a Safer Neighbourhood Officer for the Bromsgrove North & Rural area, which includes Fairfield, Wildmoor & Stoneybridge, PC Barney Kelso has moved to new challenges within West Mercia Police force area. The Community Association has thanked Barney for his work and have wished him well for the future.

Gully Update: Swan Lane & Wood Lane

Recently two more gully grids along Swan Lane have been unblocked, leaving one grid and one gully to go. A reminder has been sent to Worcestershire County Council.

After chasing, an update has been provided regarding the gully grid on Wood lane that has been blocked for far too many years, “have made a site visit and raised a 4 week work order to clear it.”