First Notice of Order – Road Closure – Beoley – Bromsgrove District – 1124961

First Notice of Order – Road Closure – Beoley  – Bromsgrove District – 1124961
​Please see the attached public notice of a temporary traffic restrictions.

WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

PUBLIC NOTICE

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

(C2044 Lilley Green Road, Beoley) (Temporary Closure) Order 2021

Proposed Order: to close that part of Lilley Green Road from its junction with C2042 Watery Lane for a distance of 1,600 metres in a southerly direction.

Reason: Pole testing and tree cutting by Openreach.

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: C2044 Lilley Green Road, C2044 Icknield Street, B4101 Dagnell End Road, A441 Birmingham Road, C2291 Redditch Road, C2291 Swan Street, C2001 Radford Road, C2001 Weatheroak Hill, C2042 Watery Lane and vice versa.

Maximum duration: 18 months. Anticipated duration:1 day Commencing:22 December 2021

Thomas Pollock Head of Commercial Law (Legal & Governance) County Hall Spetchley Road Worcester

1 December 2021

 

 

 

1124961 – 1-C2044 Lilley Green Road, Beoley

Streetworks Admin – WCPO00042626

Attachments

Total Attachments: 1

Download: 254-S008281 Drawing (2 MB)

Covid-19 survey: How do you feel about the vaccine? We want to hear from residents of Bromsgrove District

Bromsgrove District Council are working with partners to try to better understand how local people feel about Covid-19 and the vaccination programme.

Partners including Public Health, the NHS, Worcestershire County Council and Bromsgrove District Council are working together to determine how residents in the local community feel about covid-19 vaccination and their thoughts and views on having or not having the vaccine.

To gather this information, a survey has been created. An online version is available at: Covid 19 Vaccination 2021 – bromsgrove.gov.uk

In addition to being attached, several hard copy surveys will be available at Parkside in the Customer Services area. A number will also be available in a community location at

The Basement Project

Hanover House,

1 Hanover St,

Bromsgrove B61 7JH

 

Cllr Karen May, Leader of Bromsgrove District Council, said: “In completing this survey, you are helping organisations and partners to ensure that local perspectives and concerns are at the heart of the work on Covid-19 going forward. I would urge residents from all communities and walks of life to share their opinions – positive or negative – because they will have an impact on what happens locally going forward.”

The data will be stored by Bromsgrove District Council and only used for the express purpose of supporting the local partnership approach to Covid-19.

The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete and will close at 5pm on Monday 31 January 2022.

 

Many thanks

Emily

Emily Payne

Engagement & Equalities Advisor

My working pattern is Tue to Fri 9.30-2.30

Tel: 01527 64252 ext. 2409 or Direct Dial 01527 548284

Email: 

Bromsgrove District Council

Parkside

Market Street,

Bromsgrove,

Worcestershire

B61 8DA

www.bromsgrove.gov.uk

Redditch Borough Council

Town Hall

Walter Stranz Square

Redditch

Worcestershire

B98 8AH

www.redditchbc.gov.uk

 

Attachments

Total Attachments: 1

Download: Paper version - Survey to the residents of Bromsgrove District to understand your feelings and views of Covid-19 vaccination (174 KB)

West Mercia Police and Crime Panel – Recruitment of Lay Member 2021

Recruitment of Lay Member 2021

Applications for an Independent Lay Member of the West Mercia Police and Crime Panel are invited from members of the public. Closing date: 5pm on Monday 6 December 2021 

The Panel covers the geographical areas of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Worcestershire with support for the Panel provided by Worcestershire County Council.

The Panel is part of the governance arrangements for policing in the West Mercia area and its role is to maintain a regular check and balance on the performance of the directly-elected West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner.

How to apply

Please return to Sheena Jones by 5pm on Monday 6 December 2021

You can do this either by email:  or by post:

Sheena Jones, Democratic Governance and Scrutiny Manager
Legal and Governance, Worcestershire County Council County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP


The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 created a directly elected Police and Crime Commissioner within each force area in England and Wales outside London. The Commissioners’ main responsibilities are:

  • setting the strategic direction and accountability for policing
  • holding the Chief Constable to account
  • working with partners to prevent and tackle crime and re-offending
  • contributing to resourcing of policing response to regional and national threats
  • ensuring value for money

More information about Police and Crime Commissioner can be found on West Mercia PCC website (opens a new window)

West Mercia Police and Crime Panel

The West Mercia Police and Crime Panel is part of the governance arrangements for policing in the West Mercia area (which covers the geographical areas of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Worcestershire).

The Panel (PCP) scrutinises the actions and decisions of the West Mercia PCC and makes sure information is available for the public. Worcestershire County Council has been appointed as the host authority for the West Mercia PCP.

The Panel is made up of representatives from each local authority in the West Mercia area. Details of membership, Agendas and Minutes of the West Mercia PCP meetings are available online: West Mercia Police and Crime Panel (opens in a new window)

Members of the public may participate by asking a question or making a statement to the Panel (up to three minutes each person) for a maximum of 30 minutes in total, having given appropriate notice (no later than 9:00 a.m. on the morning of the working day before the Panel meeting) to the contact officer below. Responses will normally be provided in writing after the meeting.

The Panel makes report to the PCP about a range of matters and recent reports are available online: Police and Crime Commissioners Reports and Police and Crime Commissioners Responses (opens in a new window).

Home Office Grant expenditure

The Home Office offers a grant each year to meet the costs of the Police and Crime Panel. Expenditure against the grant is shown below.

Expenditure against the grant is shown below.
Financial Year Total grant offered Member Expenses Staff costs Administration costs Total grant claimed
2016 to 2017 £68,940 £ 5,057 £56,449 £2,976 £64,482
2017 to 2018 £68,940 £1,074 £64,691 £3,030 £68,796
2018 to 2019 £68,940 £1,316 £63,281 £2,029 £66,627
2019 to 2020 £68,940 £1,505 £63,264 £1,638 £66,407
2020 to 2021 £68,940 £770 £57,559 £1,493 £59,822

Complaints about the Police and Crime Commissioner

The West Mercia Police and Crime Panel is responsible for handling complaints about the conduct of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and the Deputy PCC. The Panel has delegated the implementation of the complaints process to the Monitoring Officer of Worcestershire County Council as the host authority for the Panel.

The Panel cannot deal with the following:

  • complaints about the PCC’s intervention or lack of involvement in complaints about West Mercia Police, or his failure to act as an advocate or to investigate a personal case – the PCC cannot direct how the Chief Constable deals with a specific complaint
  • appeals about the outcome of a complaint against West Mercia Police or the Chief Constable
  • policy decisions made by the PCC – the Panel is only able to look at whether a decision has been made properly. The Panel may scrutinise policy decisions, but this is a separate function

The Panel is not able to investigate complaints. It may ask the PCC or Deputy PCC to provide information or to attend a meeting to answer questions in order to try and resolve a complaint.

If a complaint alleges that the PCC or Deputy PCC may have committed a criminal offence, the complaint must be passed to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). It is open to the IOPC to refer the complaint back to the Panel.

How to make a complaint

All complaints about the conduct of the PCC or Deputy PCC can be made online.

Online complaint form

Your complaint must relate to the conduct of the Police and Crime Commissioner. If you have an ongoing complaint, we would normally require that complaint process to be completed before it would be considered under the Panel’s procedure.

There are separate procedures for the following complaints:

  • complaints about operational policing matters, the performance of West Mercia Police or any of its officers are dealt with by the West Mercia Police Standards Department
  • complaints about the Chief Constable or the office which supports the PCC are dealt with by the PCC
  • complaints about individual members of the Police and Crime Panel should be sent to the relevant Council

View a list of Panel members and the meeting information (opens in a new window).

Wellbeing in Partnership E-Bulletin – Bromsgrove & Redditch – Update 54

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, with Covid related information at the top.)

COVID Vaccinations  

 

*UPDATE* – All people aged 40 to 49 years old will soon be able to book an appointment for a booster too.  It’s expected this will be from Monday 22 November 2021.  Updates can be found on the NHS national booking system for boosters.

*UPDATE* – All people young people aged 16 and 17 years old will soon be able to book an appointment for a 2nd dose too, if it’s been 12 weeks since their 1st dose.  Keep an eye on the NHS national booking system for 1st and 2nd appointments for updates.  It’s expected this will be from Monday 22 November 2021. 

  • Not had your first or second dose?  Anyone aged 16 or over who are registered with a GP surgery in England, can book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment(s), as well as parents of 12-15 year olds.  To find out more, including information on walk-in sites, go to: Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk) or call 119.

*IMPORTANT REMINDER* – COVID Testing – Rapid Lateral Flow Tests & PCR Tests

 

Everyone can access FREE regular rapid lateral flow tests.  They are for people who DO NOT have any symptoms.  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.

You can book a test, order online or simply pick up home testing at a range of local venues.  The tests give you a result in just 30 minutes.  Further information, including FAQs, can be found here.

Not sure where to get your Rapid Lateral Flow Tests?  You can simple enter your postcode and collection points and test sites closest to you will be listed.  Go to: Find where to get rapid lateral flow tests – NHS (test-and-trace.nhs.uk)

Have symptoms and need a free PCR test?   Go to: Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

In some circumstances, you can also have a PCR test without symptoms, such as you have had a positive rapid lateral flow test or you are aware you have come into contact with someone who has COVID‑19, for instance.  Further information and advice can be found using the same ‘Get a free PCR test’ link above

Further information on both types of tests can be found here.

COVID Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme (includes eligible parents/guardians)

 

Since Monday 16th August 2021, changes to self isolation rules have affected who is able to claim a support payment.  Redditch and Bromsgrove residents can find out more on eligibility and how to apply at:

https://www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/money,-education-skills/benefits-help/nhs-covid-19-test-and-trace-self-isolation-support-payment.aspx

https://www.redditchbc.gov.uk/money-education-and-skills/benefits-and-help/nhs-covid-19-test-and-trace-self-isolation-support-payment.aspx

Public Health Worcestershire – latest Vaccination / COVID data and messages

 

  • 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:

·      Support Bromsgrove – www.supportbromsgrove.com – Tel: (24 hr answerphone) 01527 306490 or Email:  (poster attached)

·      Redditch East Stronger Together (REST) – Tel: 01527 919869

·      Support Redditch Emergency Network (SREN) – Tel: 01527 359008 or Email: 

·      Here2Help Worcestershire – www.worcestershire.gov.uk/here2help – Tel: 01905 768053

Service / Support – Information Updates

  • New Mental Health Service – Qwell – Over 18s in Worcestershire are able to improve their mental wellbeing with a new free, safe and anonymous platform. On Qwell, you can talk to a professional, engage in community support or simply read our thousands of self-help articles – all for free.  Please see the attached information (3 attachments) which gives more detail on what the service provides and how to access it.

  • Your Ideas – Next Steps Project – This new project in Redditch is aimed at people with lived experience of autism aged between 18 to 35 years.  Please see attached leaflet for further details or contact.

 

  • Here2Help Community Services Directory – Is your service registered? – The Here2Help public facing Community Directory has recently launched meaning the public and professionals can use the searchable database to find out what local provision is available.  If you haven’t already done so, register your service / provision on the H2H community directory to ensure our residents searching for help and local support in Bromsgrove and Redditch can easily find your service / activity / group.

 

Tried the Here2Help Community Directory and have some feedback for improvement?  The team are keen to hear from you.  Get in touch via the new Operations Manager, Nikki Breakwell: 

  • Age UK BRWF – New Exercise Classes – See attached information on new exercise classes that are available in Redditch and Bromsgrove.

  • White Ribbon Day 2021: Thursday 25 November 2021 & Conference on 26 November 2021 –  Each year thousands of people stand up, speak out and say no to violence and abuse.  North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership is once again supporting the White Ribbon campaign which runs from White Ribbon Day on 25th November and is followed by 16 Days of Action to End Violence against Women.  Everyone is encouraged to wear a white ribbon during the 16 days. The international campaign has a focus on women, but our Worcestershire wide campaign engages everyone, regardless of gender.  We want people affected by domestic abuse to know that they are not alone and let them know where they can get help such as West Mercia Women’s Aid: 0800 980 3331 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year) and Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327 (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 8.00pm).  #showsupport #endviolence.

In addition, there will be a joint Herefordshire and Worcestershire White Ribbon Domestic Abuse Online Conference on 26 November 2021.  The Conference aims to help ‘shape the future’ and recognise the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people and how it an affect older people in later life.  Further details are attached.

  • New Chief Executive appointed to the Integrated Care Board (ICB) – NHS England and NHS Improvement have recommended that Simon Trickett is the new Designate Chief Executive of NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire ICB, ready to take up the post as soon as the Bill receives Royal Assent.  The Health and Care Bill 2021, which contains a series of measures to formally establish Integrated Care Systems (ICSs), is currently at Committee Stage receiving a detailed examination following its second reading.  The ICB is part of these new ICS arrangements to improve joint working across the NHS, local authorities and a wide range of other local partners; to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities.  Further details are attached.

Funding

Training / Events

 

  • Making Every Contact Count (MECC) Training *SHORT TIME ONLY!* – This training gives frontline workers the skills and confidence to have brief opportunistic conversations to improve health and wellbeing.  There are a variety of options to access the training with some sessions taking place on Zoom and other face to face sessions being held over the next couple of months.  This is a great opportunity for staff of various organisations – obviously not only is it a free evidence based training programme to upskill staff, but it will also have a huge impact in terms of prevention and improving health and wellbeing.  After March 2022, the focus will be the ‘train the trainer’ model which means many organisations will be delivering the training themselves to their own staff – so take advantage now and book your staff members a place!  Please see attached an updated flyer for more information and dates of the training sessions.  (Please note: A Bromsgrove date is yet to be confirmed but other dates, including online sessions, are attached.)

  • WCC Adult Learning – Absolute Beginners: Essential Computer Skills – Please find attached a leaflet with further details of this course which will be delivered at Bromsgrove Library and Alvechurch Library next year.  Learners will be working at their own pace and receive support from an experienced tutor.  The course is free for anyone who meets the criteria.  Further information is attached and can be found online at: https://rebrand.ly/AbsoluteBeginnersComputer

Other Newsletters

  • DWP Touchbase and DWP Weekly updates – all three attached for information.
  • NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (HW CCG) – Communications Update  – please see latest one attached.
  • NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (HW CCG) – Involvement Network Update  – please see latest one 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

Email: 

       

Second Notice of Order – Road Closure – Beoley – Bromsgrove District – 1105756

Second Notice of Order – Road Closure – Beoley  – Bromsgrove District – 1105756
​Please see the attached public notice of a temporary traffic restrictions.

WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

PUBLIC NOTICE

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

(Chapel Lane, Beoley)(Temporary Closure) Order 2021

Order made: to close that part of Chapel Lane from its junction with B4101 Beoley Lane to its junction with U23611 Holt Hill.

Reason: New Customer Connection by Severn Trent Water.

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: B4101 Beoley Lane, U23611 Holt Hill and vice versa.

Maximum duration: 18 Months. Anticipated duration: 3 days Commencing: 29 November 2021

Thomas Pollock Head of Commercial Law (Legal & Governance) County Hall Spetchley Road Worcester

24 November 2021

 

 

 

1105756 – 2- Chapel Lane, Beoley

Streetworks Admin – WCPO00042626

​Worcestershire County Council

Attachments

Total Attachments: 1

Download: 229599 Chapel Ln, Redditch Worcestershire B98 9FH-.0001 (676 KB)

Jazz Returns to Beoley Village Hall – 24th November 2021

Subject: Jazz Returns to Beoley Village Hall – 24th November 2021
Hello everyone,
First of all I hope you, your families and colleagues are all well.
We have decided to dip our toes in the water and organise our first music event since March 2020.
Paul has managed to secure the booking of Chris Walker & the Pedigree Jazzband who are travelling through our area next week.
Full details of the event on 24th November are attached and of course, our bar will be open.     Doors open 7.30pm and the music will start at 8.15pm.  Tickets available on the door £12.00
It will be good to receive your support once more.
Cheers,
Richard

How are you doing Worcestershire? Covid Impact Focus Groups

How are you doing Worcestershire & Covid Impact Groups

We would like to let you know about our new campaign, How are you doing Worcestershire? We would really like you to get involved.

It has been an uncertain time for everyone over the past couple of years and the pandemic has affected us all in different ways.

The Public Health team at Worcestershire County Council recognise this and would like to find out how the people of Worcestershire are faring?

The ‘How are you doing Worcestershire?’ conversation has just launched across Worcestershire County Council’s social media channels. It aims to encourage people in the county to start to talk about how they are feeling.

It is an opportunity for residents to share their stories of how the pandemic has personally affected them, what they have done to cope, how they are feeling now and what being well means to them.

The campaign invites everyone to be a part of the discussion and join a new Facebook group, How are you doing Worcestershire?, a place to share ideas, chat and get support.

This platform will also provide an array of advice, hints and tips for how you can feel well and enjoy life to the full. It also directs people to guidance if they are struggling.

Insights gathered as part of this conversation will help Public Health at Worcestershire County Council to prepare for the forthcoming Health and Well Being Board Strategy Consultation launching early next year.

Where to find ‘How are you doing Worcestershire?’:

How to get involved:

  • Send in a video about how you are doing? We want to hear voices from all around the county. Need support with a video, just get in touch.
  • Send us your resources or share them in the Facebook group
  • Got an idea of how to grow the conversation? Please email us.
Please come and join the conversation. Let’s get Worcestershire talking!

Worcestershire Public Health is looking for community groups and providers to run a series of COVID-19 impact focus groups.  Grants of £2,000 are available to deliver targeted focus group conversations about covid impact.  These conversations will explore beliefs and attitudes to being well since the pandemic, how behaviours may have changed and the support that has been accessed, with communities that are rarely heard from.

Further details are available here: Worcestershire COVID-19 Impact Focus Groups – Community Grants | Worcestershire COVID-19 Impact Focus Groups – Community Grants | Worcestershire County Council

If you wish to express an interest in this opportunity, please contact public health on:   
Closing date for applications is 12 noon 26th November 2021.

Wellbeing in Partnership E-Bulletin – Bromsgrove & Redditch – Update 53

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, with Covid related information at the top.)

COVID Vaccinations  

 

  • Anyone aged 16 or over who are registered with a GP surgery in England, can book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment(s), as well as parents of 12-15 year olds.  To find out more, including information on walk-in sites, go to: Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk) or call 119.

*IMPORTANT REMINDER* – COVID Testing – Rapid Lateral Flow Tests & PCR Tests

 

Everyone can access FREE regular rapid tests.  They are for people who DO NOT have any symptoms.  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.

You can book a test, order online or simply pick up home testing at a range of local venues.  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 free PCR test?   Go to: Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

In some circumstances, you can also have a PCR test without symptoms, such as you have had a positive rapid lateral flow test or you are aware you have come into contact with someone who has COVID‑19, for instance.  Further information and advice can be found using the same ‘Get a free PCR test’ link above

Further information on both types of tests can be found here.

COVID Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme (includes eligible parents/guardians)

 

Since Monday 16th August 2021, changes to self isolation rules have affected who is able to claim a support payment.  Redditch and Bromsgrove residents can find out more on eligibility and how to apply at:

https://www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/money,-education-skills/benefits-help/nhs-covid-19-test-and-trace-self-isolation-support-payment.aspx

https://www.redditchbc.gov.uk/money-education-and-skills/benefits-and-help/nhs-covid-19-test-and-trace-self-isolation-support-payment.aspx

Public Health Worcestershire – latest Vaccination / COVID data and messages

 

  • 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:

·       Support Bromsgrove – www.supportbromsgrove.com – Tel: (24 hr answerphone) 01527 306490 or Email:  (poster attached)

·       Redditch East Stronger Together (REST) – Tel: 01527 919869

·       Support Redditch Emergency Network (SREN) – Tel: 01527 359008 or Email: 

·       Here2Help Worcestershire – www.worcestershire.gov.uk/here2help – Tel: 01905 768053

Service / Support – Information Updates

  • Bromsgrove and Redditch – Social Prescribing Community Fund – NOW OPEN! – This fund will support local projects that improve and increase the choice, range and reach of available community activities for social prescribing to refer local people to – especially for those people most impacted by COVID-19, and those who are vulnerable or experiencing health inequalities. Social Prescribing supports individuals with practical and social issues which may be impacting on their health and wellbeing. They empower people through building confidence, enabling people to make informed choices and linking them to local services, activities and support. These activities and services could include friendship groups to reduce isolation, exercise classes to support strength and balance, learning opportunities, volunteering, walking groups, allotments, cookery classes and many more.

There are two grant schemes: 1) Main grants for applications up to £7,500, 2) Small Grants for applications up to £500.  The initial funding window closes Monday 15th November 6pm 2021. If any funding remains then applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all funding is allocated.  More information and details on how to apply can be found at barn.org.uk/social-prescribing-community-fund

  • New Mental Health Service – Qwell – Over 18s in Worcestershire are able to improve their mental wellbeing with a new free, safe and anonymous platform. On Qwell, you can talk to a professional, engage in community support or simply read our thousands of self-help articles – all for free.  Please see the attached information which gives more detail on what the service provides and how to access it.

  • Live tender for Suicide Bereavement Training – Worcestershire County Council (WCC) is seeking tenders from suitably experienced organisations, working alone or in partnership with other organisations, to produce and deliver a locally tailored suite of training sessions around bereavement by suicide.  The organisation will be responsible for the co-ordination, allocation and advertising of the training alongside evaluation and ensuring outcomes and KPIs are achieved.  If you are interested in finding out more, you must be registered on the InTend portal to view full details and apply https://www.in-tendhost.co.uk/worcestershire/aspx/ProjectManage/2402.  Submissions close on Friday 12th November.

·         A reminder that the Redditch and Bromsgrove Community Surveys for 2021 are open until 5pm on Friday 12 November.  – Residents of Redditch Borough and Bromsgrove District are invited to take part in a survey which helps inform the Borough Council’s plans and decisions for the year ahead.  The Annual Community Survey asks residents for their views and opinions about issues affecting them, their local area, and Council services. The results are reported to members and officers of the council to support decisions and then made available on the council’s website for the public.  The 2021 survey is available for residents in the borough to take part at bromsgrove.gov.uk/consultations and redditchbc.gov.uk/consultations. It covers a range of areas and we have undertaken work to streamline the survey meaning it should take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete, with the option to ‘save and continue’ if you want to take a break while filling it in. The results of last year’s survey are also available on the council’s website.  The closing date for responses is 5pm on Friday 12 November 2021.  For more information, please contact the Council’s Engagement, Equalities and Policy team at 

Training and Events

  • Adult Learning and Community Health and Wellbeing Courses – please see attached information about new health and wellbeing courses starting in the next couple of weeks for adult learners.

 

  • Making Every Contact Count (MECC) Training – this training gives frontline workers the skills and confidence to have brief opportunistic conversations to improve health and wellbeing.  There are a variety of options to access the training with some sessions taking place on Zoom and other face to face sessions being held over the next couple of months.  This is a great opportunity for staff of various organisations – obviously not only is it a free evidence based training programme to upskill staff, but it will also have a huge impact in terms of prevention and improving health and wellbeing.  Please see attached flyer for more information and dates of the training sessions.

Other Newsletters

  • NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (HW CCG) – Communications Update  – please see latest one attached.
  • NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (HW CCG) – Involvement Network Update  – please see latest one attached.
  • DWP Touchbase and DWP Weekly updates – all attached for information.
  • Worcestershire Healthwatch E- Newsletter – please see attached.
  • Community First E-Newsletter – please see attached.
  • Active Redditch and Bromsgrove E-Newsletter – 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.

Kind Regards,

Della McCarthy & Helen Broughton

Bromsgrove Partnership / Redditch Partnership

Email: 

       

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