(A435 Alcester Road, Beoley) (Temporary Closure) Order 2021
Order Made: to close that part of A435 Alcester Road from its junction with A435 Alcester Road (southbound closure) from Junction with Ullenhall Lane (Warwickshire County) to its junction with Warwickshire County Boundary (Southbound Closure ONLY)
Reason: Carriageway Re-Surfacing by WCC
Exemptions: to permit access to any land or premises fronting the highway affected where there is no other form of access; and to allow the works to be undertaken.
Alternative route: Ullenhall Road (Warwickshire County), Henley Road (Warwickshire County), A4189 (Warwickshire County), A3400 Henley-In-Arden (Warwickshire County), A3400 Liveridge Hill (Warwickshire County), A3400 Stratford Road (Warwickshire County), Spring Lane (Solihull County), B4101 Spring Lane (Warwickshire County), B4101 Pound House Lane (Warwickshire County), B4101 Broad Lane (Warwickshire County) and vice versa.
Maximum duration: 18 Months. Anticipated duration:19 Nights (20.00- 06.00) Commencing: 2 August 2021
Thomas Pollock Head of Commercial Law (Legal & Governance) County Hall Spetchley Road Worcester
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.
REMINDER – COVID Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme – Includes eligible 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 find out more at:
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:
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Wellbeing and Recovery College – recently this initiative was launched across the county and aims togive people the tools, skills and understanding that they need to drive forward their own wellbeing and recovery journey whilst breaking down the stigmas relating to mental health. Mental illness can affect us all and this college is for everyone whether things have been running smoothly lately or whether the road has been a bumpy. There are a wide range of courses and workshops designed to take each individual on a journey, however short or long, to find not only new skills, but the knowledge and understanding of what health and wellbeing and recovery means to them. To find out more visit the website – https://hwwellbeingandrecoverycollege.org.uk/home
Neighbourhood Matters – West Mercia Police is committed to engaging with our communities across Redditch and Bromsgrove to increase trust and confidence and to help us protect people from harm. Our communities are active participants in helping to prevent and detect crime and anti-social behaviour and we know that by working together we can make a real difference. Public safety, crime prevention and protection of the vulnerable cannot be accomplished by the police alone. It takes effective partnership working and strong community relationships. It is only by the police, our partners and the public working together that we can build resilient and safe communities, and both reduce and prevent crime. Our Local Policing Charter, launched in March 2021, outlines how we will ensure we provide a visible policing presence and how, using local engagement, social media and new digital channels, we will create further opportunities for dialogue so the public can raise concerns, provide feedback, be involved and help shape policing. Neighbourhood Matters will help us to work with the public and build strong community relationships.
If you sign up to Neighbourhood Matters, you decide who you want to hear from and the type of alerts you want to receive. You’ll be getting information on exactly what’s happening in your area and what is being done about it. You’ll also hear about positive police action, good news stories and be able to play an active part in helping us with our public appeals. Please follow the link for more information – https://www.neighbourhoodmatters.co.uk/
Act on Energy – Short Term Funding available for energy debt and boiler repairs – there is still funding available for boiler repairs, replacements and fuel vouchers – please see the poster attached.
Inspiring Worcestershire – please see attached flyers detailing opportunities for young people aged 18 – 24 to understand their next steps with training and employment options.
Services Provided by the Basement Project – please see attached a briefing paper which describes the services provided by the Basement project and also this You Tube Clip – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyCFOUguby4
Ready, Steady, Worcestershire – Summer Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) Programme – please see the attached which outlines what holiday club provision is in place for children in receipt of benefits related to free school meals across the county.
Adult and Community Learning Art Exhibition – please see attached an email containing details of the online exhibition which is being held by Adult and Community Learning showcasing some of the art work created by students in the summer term.
Positive Ageing Project Resistance band pilot – Cohort 2 September 2021 – The Resistance Band Pilots programme is an exciting opportunity to encourage positive and active ageing throughout Worcestershire. Resistance band training can support people to build muscle strength, improve balance and reduce falls. If you feel your organisation would be interested in becoming a pilot site we invite you to read the attached information and then complete the form here: https://forms.office.com/r/iviTVRVRvV
Bromsgrove Street Theatres & BDHT Family Fun Days – please find attached details of BDC Street Theatre events and also BDHT Family Fun Days organised through the summer.
Help shape the future of leisure provision in Bromsgrove and Redditch – Recreation, leisure provision, physical activity, arts, culture, parks and open spaces all make a significant contribution to our quality of life, physical and mental health. This is even more important when considering recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. The Council have commissioned ‘Leisure and Cultural Strategies’ to assist in the future planning and development of services and facilities over the next 10 years. They would like to gather residents’ and visitors’ views to understand what they consider important to current and future provision of:
If you live in either area or if you travel to either area to use the facilities, parks, engage in arts etc. please fill in the surveys. They take approx. 5 mins each to complete and will help us shape the future of leisure provision in our area. If you would like to know more about the projects, please email . The surveys will close on Wednesday 4 August at 5pm
Access to Cash Consultation – The government is seeking views to inform legislation on access to cash. Following the consultation, the government will provide a summary of responses and will set out next steps. Responses from all stakeholders welcome. Consultation open for 12 weeks closing on 23rd September 2021. Further details can be found here – https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/access-to-cash-consultation Responses to be submitted by email:
Training / Courses
Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire’s Training solutions – Age UK’s training team provides skills training tailored to suit your individual needs. They specialise in training such as dementia care and manual handling, and also offer mandatory and recommended health and social care courses. They are running both zoom and face to face training sessions at their Malvern Gate office in Worcester or can come to you! You can view the range of courses and book via their website here.
Heart Of Worcestershire Hobbies and Leisure Courses Sept 2021 Start – please see attached information about courses starting in September.
Kickstart Programme – If you work with 16 – 24 year olds in the West Midlands or work with organisations who do we have some important news for you about thousands of Kickstart opportunities available across the West Midlands. Kickstart is the current initiative to aid economic recovery by supporting young people into a new job placement and reducing the possibility and consequences of long-term unemployment. For each Kickstart job, the government will cover the cost of 25 hours a week at the relevant National Minimum Wage in addition to pension and National Insurance contributions. Employers will also receive £1,500 per placement for wraparound support for the young person, including personal development and employability skills. There is a 45-minute webinar taking place on Friday 23rd July at 10:00am which will cover various aspects of the programme. To register for this event please click through the link below and click on register. Navigating and applying for 5000 Kickstart opportunities with DWP event Tickets, Fri 23 Jul 2021 at 10:00 | Eventbrite
NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group Vaccine Inequality Stakeholder Briefing – please see the latest edition attached.
NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group Communications Update – please see 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.