M42 Junction 6 update

M42 Junction 6

Here is the latest information on the M42 Junction 6 scheme

A section of the Solihull Road is now closed until December 2022. For full details please visit the Latest updates section of the scheme page.


5 Day Notice – Road Closure – Beoley – Bromsgrove District – 1067483

​Please see the attached public notice of emergency temporary traffic restrictions.








Reason for restriction: Burst mains. There is a need to close the highway in the following terms:-


  1. The effect of this Notice is that no vehicle shall proceed along that part of the highway from its junction with C2175 Seafield Lane to its junction with B4101 Beoley Lane.


  1. This provision shall continue in force for a maximum of 5 days, however, it is anticipated that it will remain in force for 4 days commencing 18 June 2021.


  1. Alternative routes: – B4101 Beoley Lane, C2175 Seafield Lane and vice versa.


Nothing in this Notice shall prevent at any time access for pedestrians to any premises situated on or adjacent to the highway, or to any other premises accessible for pedestrians from and only from the highway.


Head of Commercial Law (Legal & Governance)

Date 18 June 2021

1067483-U23607 Cherry Pit Lane, Beoley – Emergency

​Worcestershire County Council


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Age UK H&W Walking Football ⚽

Good afternoon,

I hope you are keeping well and enjoying the sunshine!

I’m emailing you today to tell you some exciting news about our new Walking Football sessions we’re running in Worcester!

In partnership with Active H&W, The Football Association and Sport England we will be running regular walking football sessions in Worcester for anyone aged over 50 regardless of ability or previous experience! Please pass onto anyone who you think may find the information useful to let them know about this opportunity and where we’re welcoming people to come and join us.

Where? King George V Playing Field, Ash Avenue, Worcester, WR4 9TL (free parking available)

When? Every Friday (starting 9th July) 11am-12:30pm.

Cost? Your first session is FREE and £3.50 per session thereafter.

If you know of anyone that might be interested please do contact Caroline:  or the referral hub: 

All groups and sessions will be COVID-secure and delivered in accordance with Government guidelines

We will be promoting the sessions on our social media (@ageukhw) so please do feel free to share!

With best wishes


Sarah McDowall
Marketing Coordinator

Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire

M: 07341 569156

0800 008 6077


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Download: Walking Football A5 flyer 100621 (270 KB)

Introducing Reading Friends & Reading Well from Worcestershire Libraries

Have you heard about the new Reading Well and Reading Friends schemes from Worcestershire Libraries?


Reading Friends – Tackling loneliness in Worcestershire through the power of reading!

Reading Friends is the new scheme from Worcestershire libraries, dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation by bringing people together to read, share stories, meet new friends, and have fun!

The scheme is centred around three key library services:

  • Library Service at Home – helps Worcestershire residents who are unable to access the library because of age, disability or long-term illness, and who have no relatives or friends who can visit on their behalf. Books are picked and delivered to the customer’s home each month based on their preferences and format needs.
  • Connect Bubbles – small, group chat sessions which take place online using Zoom and are led by library staff and volunteers. Giving people a safe, online space to connect with others over a shared interest or activity.
  • Reading Friends One-to-One calls – volunteers provide one-to-one calls for those unable to access library Connect Bubbles online or who prefer to talk over telephone. Library Service at Home customers can also request one-to-one calls to discuss the books they have read each month.


Anyone interested in learning more about the Reading Friends Scheme can email , visit https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/ReadingFriends or read the flyer attached.


Reading Well at Worcestershire Libraries supports people to better understand and manage their health and wellbeing using helpful reading.

Managing our health and wellbeing has never been more important and accessing free self-help books through your local library can be a great first step to managing everyday mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression or how to cope with long term health conditions.

There are five Reading Well collections available through 21 libraries across Worcestershire. All books are recommended by health experts, as well as people with lived experience of the conditions and topics covered:

  • Reading Well for mental health
  • Reading Well for children
  • Reading Well for young people
  • Reading Well for long term conditions
  • Reading Well for dementia


To find out more and to browse and reserve Reading Well titles, including those available to download as e Book and e Audiobook visit https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/ReadingWell


For further information about Worcestershire Libraries and the benefits of library membership visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/libraries


Worcestershire Libraries’ Team


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VACANCY – Part-time Lengthsman

Job Advertisement

Beoley Parish Council

Post: Part-time Parish Lengthsman


The modern Lengthsman is a locally employed person who can really make a difference to

the community environment by maintaining roadside verges and drainage and generally

maintaining and raising the standards within the Parish. The role may be expanded to tackle

other small-scale maintenance work.


Appropriate basic training on the hazards of working in the highway and standards of

work to be achieved will be provided.


The post is part-time but involves a flexible approach to working hours, which are approximately 22 hours per month at £11.00 per hour. The initial contract is for one year only, with regular reviews at one month and 3 months, and subsequent 3-month intervals. A review before the completion of 12 months will determine, or otherwise, a further 12-month contract.


For an application pack with further details please contact:

Clerk to the Parish Council:    Name:                         Gill Sloan

Tel No.:                       07763 463819

Email Address:           


This post is not gender specific and the Parish Council welcomes applications from

all sections of the community.


Job Description

The Lengthsman will be expected to carry out the following work schedule:

  • Clear gully grates
  • Dig out blocked gullies
  • Clear verge grips
  • Clear headwalls
  • Rod blocked drains if practical
  • Advise landowners & frontagers when their ditches need cleaning. Notify HPM when unsuccessful
  • In especially difficult circumstances clear ditches – only with prior agreement of HPM
  • Clean dirty signs (except illuminated signs)
  • Remove vegetation obstructing signs
  • Side out footways to normal width and spread arisings on verge where possible.
  • Negotiate with frontagers for them to cut back overhanging vegetation. Notify HPM when unsuccessful. In cases of hardship cut back and dispose of after consultation with the owner
  • Litter collection and administration (separately funded by BPC)
  • The lengthsman will be required to travel around the parish at short notice

Scams Awareness 2021

Hello All
Over the next two weeks Citizens Advice will be running their annual National Scams Awareness campaign from 14th June to 27 June

It’s an opportunity for organisations nationally and locally to give people the skills and confidence to identify scams, share their experiences and take action by reporting suspicious activity.

Please find attached a poster and leaflet.  Where possible could we ask you to display a poster in your windows/waiting areas (if you are open to the public)
If you would like to follow the campaign use  #ScamsAware
We will be posting over the two weeks trying to raise as much awareness as we can
Many thanks for your support.
Best wishes

Suzanne Mogg

Administration Manager
Citizens Advice Bromsgrove and Redditch,
I’m staying ahead of scams. Are you? Be #ScamAware. Stop, report, talk. Visit citizensadvice.org.uk/sa21/ to find out more.
Visit our website: www.cabr.org.uk
call Adviceline on: 0808 278 7890
Follow us on Twitter: @Bromsgrovecab
Like our Facebook page: :Citizens Advice  Bromsgrove & Redditch


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Download: Scams Awareness leaflet 2021 (1,016 KB)

Wellbeing in Partnership E-Bulletin – Bromsgrove & Redditch – Update 42

Dear all,

Please find the latest information bulletin below.  (Please note: These bulletins are designed to replace our monthly e-newsletter for the time being.)

COVID Vaccinations – Book NOW if eligible

You do not need to wait to be contacted if any of the following apply:

  • you are aged 30 or over*  (*correct at the time of sending on 7/6/21 – check NHS website if viewing this at a later date)
  • you will turn 30 before 1 July 2021*
  • you are at high risk from COVID-19 (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • you have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • you have a learning disability
  • you are a frontline health or social care worker
  • you get a Carer’s Allowance, get support following an assessment by your local authority OR your GP record shows you’re a carer

If you’re an eligible unpaid carer but you cannot book an appointment online, please speak to your GP surgery.

You can book appointments at a larger vaccination centre or a pharmacy that provides COVID-19 vaccinations.

Book your coronavirus vaccination appointments online or by telephoning 119.

Can’t find your NHS number to book an appointment?  Then use this link:  www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/

If you are NOT eligible yet, please wait to be contacted.  Further information can be found at: www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination

COVID Testing – Rapid Lateral Flow Tests – for people who DO NOT have any symptoms


Everyone can access FREE regular rapid tests.  Regular, twice weekly rapid testing is encouraged, even if you have been vaccinated.  Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have any symptoms.  Getting tested regularly finds hidden cases, ensuring you don’t pass it onto family members, friends or workmates.  If people test positive and self-isolate, it helps stop the virus spreading.

There are now more local places to get a free rapid asymptomatic COVID-19 test.  You can book at test, order online or simply pick up home testing at a range of local venues across Bromsgrove, Redditch and Worcestershire.  Your employer may also offer free rapid lateral flow testing.  The tests give you a result in just 30 minutes.  Further information, including FAQs, can be found here.

Have symptoms and need a PCR test?  Further information on both types of tests can be found here.

COVID Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme – *Reminder* of recent change to include parents/guardians


Please be reminded there was a change to this scheme in March as it was extended to parents and guardians who are not legally required to self-isolate, but who need to take time off work to look after a child or young person who is self-isolating.  Applicants will need to satisfy the existing eligibility criteria for the main or discretionary scheme to receive the payment.  Attached is more information.  For residents in Redditch and Bromsgrove, they can visit these links to find out more:



REMINDER – Public Health Worcestershire & NHS – latest Vaccination / COVID data and messages

  • NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Communications Update – please find attached the latest communications update from 4 June 2021
  • NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Vaccine Inequalities Programme – please find attached for your information their most recent Stakeholder Briefing on 28 May 2021.
  • Real Time Worcestershire Coronavirus Data – is publicly available.  The live dashboard shows the numbers of new cases Worcestershire wide and also by District.  Further information about COVID-19 cases in Worcestershire can be found through the LG inform data website.  There are also interactive maps covering all of the UK can be found on the gov.uk website.

REMINDER – The Local Community Responses aimed at supporting residents through the Covid-19 pandemic  

Further details on the local community responses aimed at supporting residents through the Covid-19 pandemic is attached but basic contact details are listed below.  Please help ensure all local residents are aware so everyone is directed to and receives the support they need during this time:

Service / Support – Information Updates

  • *8 June 10am-1pm* – Bromsgrove Social Prescribing Team – Drop in Session for residents at Bromsgrove Library – The Social Prescribing Team is holding a drop in session for residents at Bromsgrove Library from 10am until 1pm on Tuesday 8 June themed around volunteering and connecting with community groups.  Please see attached flyer.  For those who may have missed it, also attached is a general social prescribing leaflet which includes contact details for the Bromsgrove team.
  • Rona Hub – One-stop-shop for education leavers – Worcestershire County Council have evolved the Rona Hub to become a one-stop-shop for school and college leavers who may not know what their next steps are, what they can do with friends or how to enjoy their summer safely.  The Rona Hub is there to help young people find out anything from sports activities to information on finding their first job.  There is also information included for parents too:  The Rona Hub | Worcestershire County Council
  • FREE to All Communities – Inclusive Art and Craft Party in Bromsgrove – Please help promote this local Creative Art Showcase event which aims to create fun and inspiration for all!  A continental street party feel with stalls selling handmade Midlands designed goods for home and garden.  Original local art and craftwork at affordable prices will be available.  Get hands-on experience of learning a new skills with Midlands based artists.  The event will be held at Bromsgrove Hotel and Spa between 9-11th July.  Further information and free tickets are available online at: www.creativeartshowcase.org.  ALSO…There is pre‑event at the BirdBox!  Head to Bromsgrove Town Centre on 2nd-3rd July for this great community event.  All are welcome – please help promote!

(Note: If there is any information you believe needs updating, please contact Jayne Wilson at )

  • Here2Help Worcestershire is evolving – Here2Help was originally dedicated to helping those who needed support during the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is now evolving and will offer advice, support and help to a wide range of services across Worcestershire.  If you are a charity, community group or business which provides services to residents, why not register your services on the new Here2Help Community Directory.  Visit the website for further details at: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/here2help


  • Blue Light Workshop – 22 July 9:30am-12:30pm – This workshop will be of interest to anyone working with people experiencing multiple vulnerabilities including drug or alcohol dependence, homelessness, poor mental health and involvement in the criminal justice system.  The aims of the workshop are to review the impact of the Worcester City Blue Light Project and explore the feasibility of rolling out the approach to other Districts.  Further information is attached as well as online at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/worcestershire-blue-light-workshop-tickets-158123697235


Surveys / Consultation


  • Do you deliver youth provision?  NYA National Youth Sector Census – Worcestershire County Council are keen to ensure as many groups and organisations who deliver youth provision and out of school activities are able to complete the survey to best reflect the activities available in Worcestershire.  Organisations can register to take part in the census at https://nya.org.uk/national-youth-sector-census/.  Further information, including a short guide and helpful FAQ’s can be found here https://nya.org.uk/national-youth-sector-census/
  • Autism Training? – Worcestershire County Council’s Autism Partnership Board want to gain a good understanding of what specific autism training is available to individuals, organisations and businesses in Worcestershire to inform the Autism Strategy and Action Plan.  If you are aware of any autism training available to people in Worcestershire please complete the short survey (link below) to enable us to collate this information.  Survey link : https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=161830761547



  • *FINAL CALL* Bromsgrove Equality Small Grants Scheme  – Smaller voluntary, charitable and community groups in Bromsgrove District are invited to bid for up to £750 for local projects.  The Equality Small Grants Scheme makes funding available for activities that address community issues and support wider community involvement and equality.  The grants will support projects to be delivered between 1 July 2021 and 31 March 2022 and bidding closes at midday on Wednesday 9 June 2021.  Further information can be found at: Equality Small Grants Scheme – bromsgrove.gov.uk
  • *Reminder* Bromsgrove Community Grants Scheme – The Community Grants Scheme replaces the New Home Bonus Community Grants Scheme and groups can bid for up to £5,000 per local project.  It will close at 5pm on Friday 18 June 2021.  Applications forms, guidance notes and FAQs are available using the following link Community Grants Scheme – bromsgrove.gov.uk.
  • Ready Steady Worcestershire – Application for Summer Holiday Activity and Food funding now open!  The link to information about the programme and the funding application can be found here: Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme in Worcestershire and further details from Worcestershire Children First are attached.  Deadline is 12pm on 21 June but applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Courses / Training



Other Newsletters

  • Herefordshire & Worcestershire Involvement Network update – latest update 4 June attached.
  • Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Touchbase – latest edition from 4 June attached for information.
  • Active Bromsgrove and Active Redditch – the latest editions of the Active Newsletters for Redditch and Bromsgrove are attached.

We hope you find some of the information above helpful.  Please let us know if you would like any information put into these bulletins by emailing us at  .  We are currently sending out bulletins fortnightly.

Kind Regards,

Della McCarthy & Helen Broughton

Bromsgrove Partnership / Redditch Partnership



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