Notices

Planning Application – 2 High House Farm

The following planning applications are 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 : 19/00741/LBC

APPLICATION TYPE: Listed Building Consent

DATE ACCEPTED: 10.06.2019

LOCATION: 2 High House Farm, 188 Stourbridge Road Bromsgrove Worcestershire B61 9NQ

PROPOSAL: Removal of small utility area in the kitchen by removing 2 stud walls and part of 1 brick wall to create open plan kitchen/dining area.

APPLICANTS NAME: Mr Richard Gibson

PARISH COUNCIL: Belbroughton Parish

WARD: Belbroughton And Romsley Ward

CASE OFFICER: Miss Hannah Sharp

TELEPHONE: 01527 881658

EMAIL hannah.sharp@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk

Are You An Online Champion?

Could you be an online champion?

Volunteers needed to help support members of our community to become familiar with everyday technology, thereby reducing social isolation.

Can you volunteer two hours a month?

Talk, Tea & Tech takes place at Fairfield Village Hall on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, or you could help people in other areas.

Get in touch with Jo Hughes, details below.


Suspicious Tradesman

”Man aged 45-55, 5ft 10 to 6ft, short dark hair and stocky build called at my door and offered garden furniture for sale at a discount price following it being left over from a new build project in Fairfield! He offered no ID. He was wearing a green sweater with company name Worldwide Gardens and a logo on the left hand side of the sweater. After asking him some prices I then asked him where was the new build in Fairfield exactly and he could not be specific and was not sure as he said he was not local as he was from Suffolk.  He was in a large black Peugeot van registration MA19 ***.  He did not call on any of my neighbours. The incident has been reported to 101.” N

Lifestyle Advisors Service Survey

Lifestyle Advisors Service – Opportunity to give your view – Survey

The public are invited to give their views on the new Lifestyle Advisor Service. Worcestershire County Council’s Public Health Team and the CCG’s Strategy and Integrated Care Team are interested to hear your opinions on lifestyle services, so they can ensure local services better meet the needs of Worcestershire residents. The feedback received will help to shape the development of a new lifestyle service. The survey will be open from 10th June 2019 until 24th June 2019.

Background: Public Health at Worcestershire County Council have developed and supported several different lifestyle services which aim to assist Worcestershire residents to improve their health and well-being through promoting healthy eating, becoming more active, stopping smoking, reducing alcohol intake and losing weight. They are interested to speak with the public to understand views regarding lifestyle services, so they can ensure local services better meet the needs of Worcestershire residents.

Survey:

All responses will be anonymous. If you would like a paper copy of the survey or the survey in different format, please email worcs.engagement@nhs.net or call 01905 681978

Deadline: Please complete the survey by12.00pm, (midday) Monday 24th June 2019.

National Bike Week 2019

Did you know it’s National Bike week? ‘Lock it when you leave it’ bike theft prevention advice

Lock it when you leave it is the latest message from West Mercia Police as officer’s crackdown on bike thieves.

During the summer months there is often a rise in the number of bike thefts and police want to make sure everything is done to help prevent bike owners from becoming victims.
Simple crime prevention measures can make a real difference and complements the work the police are doing to stop bike thieves in their tracks.

Events will be held across Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Telford encouraging people to security mark their bike with a UV pen or forensic property marking technology such as SmartWater.

Officers will also be available to offer crime prevention advice to ensure local communities are equipped with the right information to help prevent them from becoming a victim.
Security marking a bike, and registering it with a property marking database, means if it is stolen and recovered police can identify who it belongs to. It also helps catch the thief as a product like SmartWater transfers to skin and while it is invisible to the naked eye, it is detectable under a UV torch.

To help prevent your bike from stolen follow our simple crime prevention messages:

Always lock your bike when you leave it, even if it’s only for a few minutes.

It is worth investing in a good quality lock and, for even better security, use two different types of locks such as a D lock plus a robust chain and padlock.
Always lock it to a secure post or immovable object.
If possible lock your bike at recognised secure bike parking that’s well covered by good lighting and CCTV.

Don’t forget security starts at the garden gate
Don’t leave your bike in the garden if you don’t have adequate security.
If you’re storing your bike in a shed, garage or outbuilding make sure it has a good quality lock and an alarm.

If your bike is kept in a common stairwell, ensure the door is always locked and secure and the door entry system is working.
Make sure you lock the bike too.

Security mark the frame with a UV pen – or forensic technology such as SmartWater
Use your initials, postcode or another mark that is unique to do.
If you use SmartWater you just need to make a mark with the liquid – UV lights will detect SmartWater and if it has been registered identify the property as belonging to you.
Make a note of the serial number, this is normally located underneath the bike and should be written down or photographed and kept somewhere safe.
Consider registering your bike with a property registering database such as www.immobilise.com or www.bikeregister.com

Consider insuring your bike
Especially if you have a high value bike or there are a number of bikes in the household.

For the full article lease visit the West Mercia Police website https://www.westmercia.police.uk/article/61169/Lock-it-when-you-leave-it-bike-theft-prevention-advice

If you would like to download a bike safe leaflet CLICK HERE

Have Your Say on Rural Crime

Have Your Say on Rural Crime

Would you like to see more police in rural areas? What crime issues are important to you? What would make your community safer?

Rural Crime will be the focus of a live question and answer session hosted by the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner.


The meeting will be streamed live on the PCC’s facebook page (@WestMerciaPCC), from 7pm on Monday 24th June 2019. The public are invited to ask the questions which the Commissioner and his Deputy Tracey Onslow will put to West Mercia Police Chief Constable Anthony Bangham, and Deputy Chief Constable Amanda Blakeman.
The meeting is the third to be broadcast live, and is part of a series of regular meetings, focusing on key priorities raised by communities.


Commissioner John Campion said “Building safer, more secure rural communities is something that, I and the Chief Constable are committed to. I get clear feedback that this priority is shared by our communities.
I’d encourage people to take advantage of this opportunity, to have a voice at the highest level. Any questions you have about rural policing, funding to tackle rural crime or particular crime types affecting you and your communities, can be addressed in the most open and transparent way.”


Questions are invited live during the broadcast, or can be submitted in advance as part of a series of summer roadshows, via a Facebook comment or private message, or via email to getinvolved@westmercia.pnn.police.uk


For more information about how you can take part visit: https://www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/questions


For more information on the Summer Roadshows visit https://www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk/west-mercia-pcc-announces-summer-roadshow-date/

Car Keyed

This afternoon (Sunday 27th May) the owner of a Black BMW, who was visiting friends, found that his car had been keyed whilst he had been parked in Wood Lane.

If you know who did this or spotted some suspicious activity please telephone the police, tel. 101.

Planning Application – Land At 52 Bournheath Road

The following planning applications are 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 : 19/00371/FUL
APPLICATION TYPE: Full Application
DATE ACCEPTED: 16.05.2019
LOCATION: Land At 52 Bournheath Road, Fairfield Bromsgrove
Worcestershire B61 9HN
PROPOSAL: Erection of dwellinghouse and associated drive
APPLICANTS NAME: Mrs Lona Tower-Evans
PARISH COUNCIL: Belbroughton Parish
WARD: Belbroughton And Romsley Ward
CASE OFFICER: Mr Paul Lester
TELEPHONE: 01527 881323
EMAIL paul.lester@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk

Outbuildings Targeted – Newtown Lane & Chapel Lane

Outbuildings in nearby Newtown Lane & Chapel Lane have recently been broken into, with items being stolen.

Please review your shed and outbuilding security.

If you were in these areas recently and have seen any suspicious activity, please telephone the police, tel: 101.

Incident number 0403s 200519 – NEWTOWN LANE

On Monday 20th May, reported at 3.25pm that between 4.30pm Friday and 6.30am Monday thieves broke into site storage container and stole a numerous building construction tools.

Incident number 0171S 230519 – CHAPEL LANE

On Thursday 23rd May, reported at 10.06am that a workshop was broken into overnight and thieves stole gardening tools, to include a strimmer and a chainsaw.

Amazon Scam Email Not from our Vicar

Several residents have reported receiving an email that claims to be sent from our vicar, Rev. Canon Sue Oliver, requesting the recipient to purchase Amazon Gift Cards.

These emails are coming from a masked email account micgan90@gmail.com

The email read something like:

“Here is what I want you to do for me because i’m busy now. I aimed at surprising some of our diligent officers with gift cards this week and this should be between us until they all get their cards. Therefore, I need Amazon Gift card of £100 face value each. I need 3 pieces of it amounting to £300. Get the physical card and scratch the back out and attach the scanned pictures showing the pin and email it to me. Can you get it done in 1 hour? “

Please do not carry out instructions. Please ensure your neighbours are aware.