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Ewe Slaughtered

Overnight a ewe has been killed, butchered and taken from a field near the “scrap yard”. Fencing has been damaged.

Did you see or anything suspicious last night? Please report to the police, tel. 101.

Please remain vigilant. Always report suspicious activity and share with your local verified Neighbourhood Watch Group

Planning Application – Fairfield First School

Consultation on a Planning Application (Regulation 3)
Town & Country Planning General Regulations 1992

Application Ref:      19/000035/REG3        Grid Ref:    (E) 394850, (N) 275189

Applicant:                Worcestershire County Council

Proposal:                 Three Classroom extension, demolition of temporary double mobile, new car park and Change of Use from Agriculture to Educational for two adjacent fields.

Location:                 Fairfield First School, Stourbridge Road, Fairfield, B61 9LZ

Worcestershire County Council is applying to Worcestershire County Council for planning permission for the above proposal.

The planning application and relevant documents are available to view on using the above application reference. When searching by application reference, please ensure that the full application reference number, including the suffix are entered into the search field.

To comment, complete the online response form or send to

Economic Development & Planning Directorate of Economy and Infrastructure
County Hall,
Spetchley Road


Quoting the planning application reference: 19/000035/REG3
Consultation deadline 30 October 2019


Bromsgrove District Plan Review Update & Call for Sites Consultation

The District Council is in the process of reviewing the Bromsgrove District Plan. The purpose of this consultation is to provide an update on the key Strategic Issues which will help guide the Bromsgrove District Plan (BDP) Review and outline the next steps towards developing a preferred spatial strategy and accompanying policies.

The District Council are seeking views on a number of considerations which will guide the direction of travel for strategic issues which could appear in the Preferred Option version of the BDP Review, providing the next ‘step’ in the plan making process.

Alongside the Bromsgrove Plan Review Update, the Council is launching a ‘Call for Sites’ exercise, where they are inviting landowners, their agents and the public to submit sites to us which they feel have development potential. To guide this process, the Council have produced a Call for Sites form and table of Identified Considerations. These Considerations provide guidance to developers and landowners on some of the factors and constraints we will be using when assessing the submitted sites.

Bromsgrove District Council has completed a Green Belt Purposes Part One Assessment, which is a strategic assessment of the Bromsgrove Green Belt against the Green Belt Purposes. This document is the first stage in a wider process of Green Belt and site allocation work. This document does not, and is not intended to justify the release of land from the Green Belt and it does not consider the development potential of land. It is purely intended to establish a baseline of how the Green Belt currently performs against the purposes of the Green Belt and is a starting point for more detailed site assessment and Green Belt assessment work to follow.

Information on the Bromsgrove Plan Review Update and the Call for Sites Consultation can be found by visiting the District Council’s website; The consultation will run for 6 weeks from 30th September until 11th November 2019.

If you have any queries about the consultation then please contact the Strategic Planning Team via e-mail at; or via telephone on 01527 88 1325.

A Big Brew for YANA and Macmillan

Bromsgrove’s Rural Community have organised a Slice of Tea and Cup of Cake in aid of YANA and Macmillan

Fairfield Village Community Association, Fairfield Village Hall and Halesowen & Hagley Farmers’ Club have teamed up to organise a jumbo Coffee Morning raising money for two worthy causes, Macmillan Cancer Support and YANA – You Are Not Alone.

The event is being held on Saturday 5th October at Fairfield Village Hall (Stourbridge Road, Fairfield, B61 9LZ), 10am – 12noon.

Organisers are inviting people to come along, share in the fun and raise vital funds at the same time for the growing number of people living with cancer across the UK and to help provide support for those people involved in the agricultural sector who may be affected by stress and depression.

Macmillan is almost entirely funded by donations and simply cannot support the growing number of people with cancer who need them without the public’s help. Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. There are over 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK and this is set to grow to almost 4 million by 2030.

YANA is wholly funded by donations and operates in the Worcestershire, Norfolk and Suffolk.  Farming is usually a good way of life but it is a demanding and stressful occupation, so it’s not surprising that many people involved with agriculture can feel isolated, depressed or unable to cope as well as normal.  1 in 5 people in the UK will experience a problem with depression and in farming more than one farmer a week in the UK dies by suicide so it is important that people do not feel alone and are supported.  Those people who work in agriculture are often reluctant to seek support for depression, stress or anxiety. However, talking about problems and seeking appropriate help can make it easier to cope and improve a person’s quality of life.  YANA can fund up to 6 sessions with a professionally qualified counsellor.  The only requirement is that applicants must be involved in farming in its broadest sense (e.g. farmer, farming family members, all farm staff, contractors, agricultural merchant, members of Young Farmers, etc.). Event spokesperson, Conrad Palmer, says “We are hosting our coffee morning because Cancer, Stress, Anxiety and Depression can affect anyone, and it impacts on every part of a person’s life and their family. Macmillan & YANA provides support and we want to raise money so that everybody gets the help they need”.

Visa Secure Telephone Scam

A resident has “had two automated phishing phone calls so far today from a bogus company called Visa Secure telling us that a £600 transaction has taken place on our account. The voice then asks you to press 1 to speak to an advisor. I waited and they hung up. I understand an elderly neighbour has had five such calls but was savvy enough to ignore.”

If you receive a similar telephone call, PUT THE PHONE DOWN, do not carry out any instructions that may be given.

PLEASE make sure your elderly neighbours are aware of this scam.

Suspicious Vehicle Activity

Last night (10th September) a car with 2 Asian men were acting very suspiciously around Fairfield. They parked in the Swan car park at the very top where it dark. One man came from Swan Lane and got in the car which then left. The car then appeared coming out of Swan Lane and returned to the car park at the top end again. This was happening between 11.15pm and 11.30pm.

At 11.45pm the car was parked in the driveway of Orchard Farm, with the engine running and just the driver. At midnight 2 men appeared from Swan Lane direction and got into the car which then drove off at speed.

This suspicious activity has been reported to the police, including the vehicle make (Dark Grey BMW) and a distinct registration number.

If you see similar or any suspicious activity:

Phone the Police, telephone 101 or if a crime is taking place 999

Share with the Community Association ( so that other residents can be made aware.

Planning Application – 1 Stourbridge 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 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
• 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 TYPE: Full Application

DATE ACCEPTED: 12.08.2019

LOCATION: 1 Stourbridge Road, Fairfield Bromsgrove Worcestershire B61 9LR

PROPOSAL: Proposed single storey rear extension and replacement porch to front

APPLICANTS NAME: Miss Victoria Tuck

PARISH COUNCIL: Belbroughton Parish

WARD: Belbroughton And Romsley Ward

CASE OFFICER: Mrs Alison Young

TELEPHONE: 01527 881233


Why Join Neighbourhood Watch

By registering with Neighbourhood Watch and joining the Fairfield Neighbourhood Watch Group you will be joining other residents working hard to reduce crime and building a stronger community.

As a member of Neighbourhood Watch you will receive national alerts and the Our Watch newsletter, which is produce 6 times a year.  Local Neighbourhood Watch news will be shared via Fairfield Village Community Association’s e-Circular, by posts on the Association’s Facebook Page, at the monthly residents’ meetings and in the quarterly newsletters.  You can subscribe to the e-Circulars by filling in the Subscribe to Newsletter form on the Community Association’s website,

One of the benefits of being a member of Neighbourhood Watch is discounted home insurance.  Some (not all) home insurance providers offer a discount to members of Neighbourhood Watch.  Cooperative Insurance are currently offering a discount of 10% off their Home Insurance policy if you quote NHW10 and buy the policy over the telephone, tel: 0800 781 1390 (t&cs apply).  Some providers ask for you to declare that you are a Neighbourhood Watch member by answering a question contained in their online form and some insurers will ask for proof that you are part of an active Neighbourhood Watch group. Discounts offered will vary and will depend on lots of other factors to do with your home as well. 

Should you make an insurance claim, policy providers may seek evidence that you are an active member of your local Neighbourhood Watch, e.g. displaying Neighbourhood Watch/SmartWater stickers in windows, attending local Neighbourhood Watch (Fairfield Village Community Association) meetings and get involved with crime prevention initiatives, such as property marking – so don’t lie about being an active member of a group if you’re not.

The Fairfield Neighbourhood Watch Group (covers the Village of Fairfield and the hamlet of Stoneybridge) is part of Fairfield Village Community Association, membership is open to all residents.  Unlike many other local Watch Groups, we do not charge a membership fee, operating by fundraising and seeking grant aid.  Please support the Community Association’s fundraising activities.

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Remembrance Service 2019

This year’s Remembrance Service will be held on Sunday 10th November, commencing at 10.45am.

Fairfield will be hosting the Royal British Legion and members of our community are being asked to join the parade, which is being led by a Piper and Drummer, leaving Fairfield Recreation Ground at 10.30am.

Like previous years, the Community Association would like a young person to lay the Association’s wreath. Please submit nominations to

Charity Coffee Morning & Posh Cake Competition

On Saturday 5th October, there will be a Charity Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support & YANA (You Are Not Alone Mental Health Charity), between 10am- 12pm at Fairfield Village Hall.

At the coffee morning we will be holding a ‘posh cake’ competition (the equivalent of the Great British Bake Off ‘showstopper’). After the judging, the entries will be sold for a small donation.  Entries for this competition will be taken in between 10am -10.30am.

During the morning we will also be holding a raffle. Any items that you are willing to donate will be greatly received.

This event has been organized by Fairfield Village Community Association and Halesowen & Hagley Farmers’ Club with the support of Fairfield Village Hall.

Please come and support this great event.