PCC newsletter – August 2022

Welcome to my August newsletter.

In this month’s edition, you will find out about my successful Safer Streets Bid, support available for victims of domestic abuse and a call to sign-up to Community Matters.

Keep reading to find out more…

Successful Safer Streets Bid

A staggering £1.7 million of additional funding has been secured to tackle neighbourhood crime, anti-social behaviour and violence against women and girls across West Mercia.

In partnership with West Mercia Police, I submitted four bids based on local needs as part of the fourth round of the Government’s Safer Streets initiative.

All four bids were successful and have been match funded, which means the total funding going into the various projects totals £3.76 million.

Some of the money will be targeted in Herefordshire, Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire to tackle local issues. There will also be money put into schemes that cover the whole of West Mercia.

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Support is there for victims of domestic abuse

Following a report from Women’s Aid, I want to remind victims of domestic abuse that support is there.

The report, issued by the leading domestic abuse charity, found that the cost of living is making it harder for domestic abuse victims to flee.

I understand the rising cost of living and news about an interest rates rise is going to be causing stress and worry in homes across West Mercia. No one should feel isolated and alone if they are enduring domestic abuse – please don’t suffer in silence.

Support available
Coming together to tackle harm caused by drugs

I am working with West Mercia Police, Worcestershire County Council, Herefordshire Council, local NHS and probation services to tackle the impact drugs have on communities across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

As part of the Government’s ‘From Harm to Hope’ 10 years drugs plan, I will be taking up the role of Senior Responsible Officer for the local Combatting Drugs Partnership that will cover the two counties.

I have also allocated £100,000 of additional funding to support the work, and to make sure the growing harm drugs cause in our community is combated.

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Rural crimeIn response to the news that there has been a 15% increase in rural crime in West Mercia, I released a statement.

“I understand the damage rural crime can cause to communities that often feel isolated. In West Mercia we have seen a 15% (238) increase in rural crime from the same month last year.

“To combat the increase in rural crime I continue to fund 5 Rural and Business Crime Officers who work in heart of rural communities across West Mercia. On a daily basis they work with residents and businesses to increase public confidence, promote crime prevention, provide advice and guidance, and work with the public and partners to reduce the crimes that most impact rural and business communities…”

You can read my full statement by clicking the button below.

Find out more
New vehicle-activated sign to tackle speeding on Salwarpe Road

Road safety continues to be at the heart of my work as Commissioner. In a bid to curb speeding on Salwarpe Road in Droitwich Spa, I have funded a new speed monitoring sign to the tune of £2,090.

Following concerns from local Councillor Richard Morris the solar powered vehicle-activated warning sign alerts drivers by flashing up a message to vehicles approaching at a speed higher than 30mph.

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National Road Victim Month

The month of August is National Road Victim Month.

As Commissioner, reducing the harm and deaths on our roads is at the heart of my Safer West Mercia Plan.

I am committed to working with partners and communities to change the very sad fact that too many people die or are seriously injured on our roads.

To read my plan, please click the button below.

Find out more
Swapping cars for e-bikes

To reduce the environmental impact of policing and get more visible officers on the streets of West Mercia, I have invested £50,000 in e-bikes since 2021.

A report issued in August from the Association of Police and Crime Commissioner said Police and Crime Commissioners are ‘at the heart of the decarbonisation agenda’.

The electric bikes, I have funded, are benefiting the environment and allowing officers to cover longer distances and access more rural communities.

Welcoming new recruits

On Thursday (4 August), I had the pleasure of meeting 30 new recruits.

The apprentice police officers are set to begin their 3-year Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships with West Mercia Police.

In my speech, I spoke to the new students about the important role I have to help build a safer West Mercia.

I wish all the apprentices good luck on the start of their policing journey!

Community Matters

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If you subscribe to the PCC, you will receive regular news on community funding, how you can get involved in surveys and much more.

It’s completely free to sign up and you can decide how you want to receive messages.

National Highways M42 Junction 6 Update

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M42 junction 6 update

Here is the latest information on the M42 junction 6

We’ll be closing the M42 in both directions between junctions 5 and 6 from 10pm on Friday 30 September to 6am on Monday 3 October. This is to allow us to safely install two new bridges across the M42.

A diversion route will be in place – visit our website to find out more.



What’s on at Beoley Village Hall

Hi all,
At Beoley Village Hall on Saturday 10th September we have –
The Joy of Laughter: Silent Film Comedy with live piano and percussion accompaniment.

Thrill to the comedic antics of early film comedy stars, such as Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and Laurel and Hardy in an entertaining evening of mirth and music for the entire family. USA piano star Jeff Barnhart returns to Beoley with a treasure trove of stories and films from the Early Days of cinematic comedy. Car chases, stunts, suspense and romance await you as Jeff weaves his musical magic from scene to scene.  And this year local drummer Graham Smith will be adding a percussion accompaniment too.
Jeff tells us about the background to the films and the actors and then plays music to enhance the silent films – in the style of the old cinema pianists. An unforgettable evening of education, entertainment and above all, LAUGHTER!

The first four years’ events were very entertaining and great fun, with a very high attendance (a sell-out in 2017), but had to be cancelled in 2020, unfortunately. New films and stories every time! Book early to secure your tickets! This event is suitable for all ages from 10 upwards!

The Hall opens at 7.15pm and the entertainment starts at 8.00pm. The bar will be open, with drinks and snacks available.

Tickets are available now at £10.00 each, if booked in advance (£5 for children up to 16)
For further details, or to order your advance ticket/s email
Please make a note in your diary that we have the following events coming in the next few months ………………………

Beoley Jazz Club – Sauce City Jazz Band  | Wednesday 28th September 2022

Beoley Jazz Club runs a monthly Jazz evening featuring some fantastic Jazz Bands.

On Wednesday 28th September we welcome Sauce City Jazz Band to to entertain us all.

The Hall and bar open at 7.45pm with music commencing 8.15pm.

Tickets available on the door priced at £12 or for advance bookings email
WYRE FOREST BIG BAND – Saturday 8th October 2022
On Saturday 8th October we  have the WYRE FOREST BIG BAND. playing a selection of Swing, Big Band, Glenn Miller and Rock & Roll music. This is the first time ever that a big band will have played at Beoley Village Hall, so make sure you order your tickets in advance!

The Hall and bar open at 7.15pm with the entertainment starting at 8pm and we expect a high demand for tickets.

Ticket price £12 and will be available in the near future.   To express an interest in tickets email .

Beoley Jazz Club – Jake Leg Jug Band   Wednesday 26th October 2022
On Wednesday 26th October we welcome the “Jake Leg Jug Band” to the Hall to entertain us.
The Hall and bar open at 7.45pm with music from 8.15pm.
Tickets available on the door priced at £12 or for advance tickets email
And later in the year –

Wednesday 23rd November – Pedigree Jazz Band – “A Salute to Trad Jazz”

Saturday 3rd December – The Reflections (1960’s Band)

Further information and tickets details will be announced in the next week or so!

Wellbeing in Partnership E-Bulletin – Bromsgrove and Redditch – August 2022

Dear all,

Please find the August Partnership bulletin below.  Given the on-going cost of living crisis, Household Support Fund details and other cost of living information remains at the top, but please scroll down for information updates on services, training, events etc.

Services / Support – Information Updates


Household Support Fund (Phase 2 – up to end of Sept) – Do you work with residents that need help with fuel costs and household essentials?

Whilst families are applying for funding in unprecedented numbers, we still need your help to reach our local residents aged 66 and over who may be in need.  A third of the funding is for pensioners, this money can’t go to anyone else and we want to ensure our pensioners receive the support that is just for them.  Promotional material for Bromsgrove and Redditch targeting pensioners has already been circulated, and some additional is attached.  It would be appreciated if you could share, display and hand out to anyone who could apply to Act on Energy and Citizens Advice Bromsgrove and Redditch – details below:

Please refer to Act on Energy for help with energy and water cost (FAQs attached)  

The Spring/Summer 2022 Household Support Fund offers qualifying residents across the county of Worcestershire support with their energy costsfuel debt and where required, assistance to replace broken boilers and heating systems, subject to funding.  Eligibility criteria for support is not restricted to solely vulnerable households in receipt of benefits, but criteria will be applied for the different elements of support on offer.  **Important Note** Funding is now extremely limited for households with children but there are plenty of funds available for pensioners in particular.

Further information can be found online at:  Worcestershire Household Support Fund – Act On Energy  Residents can apply online or by calling 0800 988 2881. 


Please refer to Citizens Advice Bromsgrove and Redditch for help with food and wider essentials

Residents that are struggling and need support with food and wider essentials may be eligible to apply to the Household Support Fund at Citizens Advice Bromsgrove and Redditch.

**Important Note** Unfortunately, due high demand, no further applications from households with children within Bromsgrove District can be accepted as the maximum allocation allowed has been reached.  However, Bromsgrove pensioners can still apply.  There is still funding available for all households in Redditch, however, please check the relevant web page for updates:

Bromsgrove Household Support Fund | Citizens Advice B&R  /  Redditch Household Support Fund | Citizens Advice B&R   Anyone in urgent need of assistance can call 0808 278 7890.

‘Help for Households’ – National cost of living support campaign

The Cabinet Office recently launched the ‘Help for Households’ campaign which explains the 41 different government schemes available to help with the cost of living, including new one-off payments as well as existing benefits and schemes. Details can be found here: https://costoflivingsupport.campaign.gov.uk/.

There is also a toolkit for stakeholders which you may find useful.

Energy Advice Service for Bromsgrove and Redditch residents

Anyone living in the Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough can contact the Energy Advice Service, Act on Energy, to speak to expert advisors about their energy bills and minimising their home’s energy consumption while keeping warm and safe. The Freephone advice line 0800 988 2881 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri).


FREE Energy Advice Training for Front Line Workers **Aug & Sept dates FULL but Oct & Nov dates available**

Act on Energy are offering training for front line workers who work with vulnerable clients or worried about how the cost-of-living crisis will impact on service users.  Having a better understanding of fuel poverty, and what steps can be taken to tackle it, could help you support those most in need. This free training session will cover:

  • What is Fuel Poverty – and its impact
  • Understanding the Energy Crisis, inc. a global and UK perspective, the price cap and why this is happening
  • What help is available now
  • Longer term solutions

To view and book onto planned dates please click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/energy-advice-training-tickets-388005614237

Alternatively, if you would like personalised in person training for your whole team please (please note this will require a minimum of 10 staff) email  or call 0800 988 2881

Community Pantry Foodbank, Batchley

This is a fantastic place where locals can join and buy food at a discounted price, they also offer food parcels, and have free produce on a regular basis. The Community Pantry in Redditch is open on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11.30am – 12.30pm, Tuesday is Pensioner day from 11am-12 and at 6pm on a Tuesday and Thursday, Greggs products are available. If a family is in need, no need to wait for the allocated time slots, please get in touch with Batchley Support Group on 01527 457291.

Bromsgrove Churches Together Initiative

At least 2 churches in Bromsgrove are looking at the idea of opening their church halls one day a week from October to March inclusive to provide a warm, safe place for anyone who needs to escape the cost and cold of home.  The idea would be to provide a free meal at lunchtime, refreshments, and a level of table activities around which people could gather and potentially end isolation.  This would be open to ALL but any isolated older residents would be particularly key. If anyone is aware of any similar plans in the District or if you can see an opportunity where your organisation could potentially support and work with Bromsgrove Churches Together in some way, please contact Revd David Ford at: 

Ukraine Family Support

Support is available to families in libraries throughout the County – details attached. Further support for Ukrainian guests and their hosts can be found here: Support available for Ukrainian Guests and their Hosts | Worcestershire County Council

HAF Holiday Activities and Food

There’s still time to get involved with all the summer fun!  Free activities and lunch for those entitled to free school meals – Flyer attached or go to: Ready Steady Worcestershire – school holiday food and activities | Worcestershire County Council


Free Leisure Membership in Bromsgrove cared for children and care experienced young people

Bromsgrove Sport and Leisure Centre are offering free membership for cared for children (aged 0-15) and care experienced young people (aged 16-25) which will give them access to a range of facilities depending on their age, including gym, swim, soft play and group exercise. More details can be found here:  Cared for free membership – Everyone Active

Onside Services

Help for over 18’s and children/young people – PLUS People Like Us (PLUS) is available to anyone across Worcestershire aged 18 and over who is experiencing loneliness or isolation.

Act On it is for any student in year 7 or above in selected schools across Worcestershire and is designed to provide children and young people with the skills and techniques to better manage their own emotional wellbeing and improve their confidence and self-esteem. Further details on both PLUS and Act On it attached.

Suicide Prevention in the Workplace

As part of the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Suicide Prevention Programme the Public Health Team at Worcestershire County Council have developed ‘a programme of workplace activity’ to encourage and support employers and employees to raise awareness about suicide prevention and create opportunities for early intervention.  Find out more here: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace | Worcestershire County Council.   A suicide prevention policy can also be downloaded from here Guidance – Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Policy | Acting Together to Prevent Suicide | Worcestershire County Council For details of mental health support you can access in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, please see the attached leaflet.


The Better Health – Let’s do this – Commonwealth Games Time

For all those inspired by the Commonwealth games, take a look at the Campaign Resource Centre with hints and tips on how staying active can help provide better mental health. The aim is to motivate and inspire people to try something new, taking advantage of the Commonwealth Games as a potential moment to improve health and wellbeing. To find full details and a toolkit of resources, click here: Employers’ toolkit- Better Health | Campaign Resource Centre (phe.gov.uk)

Lung Cancer Campaign- ‘Help Us, Help You’

NHS England are re-launching the ‘Help Us, Help You’ lung cancer campaign to encourage people with a cough lasting three weeks or more to contact their GP practice. The campaign targets adults over the age of 60, who are more at risk of lung cancer, and also targeting friends and family members to encourage loved ones who experience symptoms to take action. Resources can be downloaded from the Campaign Resource Centre.


Repair Café in Bromsgrove

The Repair Café meets the first Saturday of every month and is all about repairing things together! It takes place at All Saints Hall, Burcot Lane, B60 1AD where valuable practical knowledge can be passed on and repair experiences can be shared with the benefit of helping to stop good things going into landfill. The repair café is also running a sewing event on Saturday 3rd September 3.45 – 4.45pm. This event offers hand-sewing classes for beginners + free sewing kit – Learn how to extend the life of trousers, skirts and how to sew on buttons. Please help promote the Repair Café events and signpost to anyone that would be interested – Find out more on the two leaflets attached.


Co-op – Community Wellbeing Index – (Refreshed Data)

The Co-op developed the Community Wellbeing Index (CWI), a free-to-use online tool, in collaboration with the Young Foundation and Geolytix.  The aim of CWI is to provide an insight into the wellbeing of local communities at a hyper-local level.  Further information can be found at: Community Wellbeing Index (coop.co.uk).  You can also view information relating to your local authority using the online mapping tool.


Events and Roadshows

BDHT Family Fun Days – Still time to join in with the fun!

  • Thursday 18th August – Sidemoor
  • Thursday 25th August – Charford

Both events will run from 12.30 – 2.30pm  To find out more or get involved, please contact: 


Worcestershire Employability Provider Event  Will take place at the Hive in Worcester on 15th September. The aim of the event is bringing together partners to discuss what employability provision we have across Worcestershire, how we can work together, where are the gaps, what new projects are coming up, sharing ideas & networking. To book a place visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-future-of-employment-support-for-worcestershire-2022-tickets-394320823197

Lifestyle Showcase Event at Chandler Court Care Home Recreation Road, Bromsgrove is taking place on Friday 16th September from 10am – 4pm. This is an opportunity to learn more about the care and lifestyle that’s on offer at Chandler Court, meet the friendly team and enjoy some refreshments, activities and local entertainment. If you’d like to attend or find out further details, please call: 01527 907808 or email . Leaflet Attached – Please feel free to share the details with anyone who may be interested in attending.

*New Exercise Class* in Romsley – Age UK BRWF is piloting a new Move More Exercise Class in Romsley (at Romsley Scout Centre) starting Thursday 8th September (12.45-1.45pm).  Please find attached a poster for you to share with anyone who may be interested in attending.

Fire Station Open Day – Bromsgrove – We are awaiting further details but the very popular open day at Bromsgrove Fire Station is hopefully back this year!  The proposed date is Saturday 17 September.  A number of partner agencies have supported in the past so if you would like to engage this year, or you’d simply like to know more, you can contact Lee Rudge at 

Inaugural ABI Games – Presented by Headway Worcestershire, in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, Headway Worcestershire is proud to present the inaugural Acquired Brain Injury Games. People with acquired brain injuries from anywhere in the UK are invited to participate in this event. Partnering with the University of Worcester Sports Arena, the event will be held on 27 & 28 August 2022. See here for more details: Headway Worcestershire | Supporting people affected by brain injury

New Over 50’s Social Group – Bromsgrove – We have been contacted by the Oddfellows society and asked to share with partners details of a new group they will be hosting on the first Monday of every month, starting on 5th September. This group will provide an opportunity to those who would like to meet new people and build new friendships. Flyer attached.


Youth Investment Fund Round 2 –  Applications are now open, the link to the online portal can be found here.

Consultations / Surveys


2021 Community Survey results for Bromsgrove and Redditch – Can be viewed: Bromsgrove District Council – Community Survey 2021 and Redditch Borough Council – Community Survey 2021

2022 Mental Health Needs Assessment – A needs assessment of Mental health and wellbeing in Herefordshire and Worcestershire during and after the COVID-19 pandemic has been published as part of the Worcestershire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. The report can be found from the following link: https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/15907/mental_health_needs_assessment_2022.pdf

Are you struggling to recruit? – The Worcestershire Growth Hub would like to hear from you – By completing the 5 minutes survey it will help the Worcestershire Growth Hub team to understand the challenges facing businesses around recruitment and skills. Worcestershire LEP Skills Survey (surveymonkey.co.uk)


Paolozzi Mosaics, Milward Square, Redditch – Redditch Borough Council and Arts in Redditch have launched a survey to gather residents’ thoughts, views, and opinions about the Eduardo Paolozzi Mosaics located in the Kingfisher Centre. The survey also provides residents with the opportunity to put forward their ideas for celebrating a milestone anniversary of the works in April 2023, 40 years since their installation.  The survey can be completed until 23:59, October 9th at the following address: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/TheMilwardSquareMosaicsYourThoughts/


Redditch District Collaborative – Asset Mapping – Is your service or hub included?  

If you’ve not had the opportunity to include your service or hub in this asset mapping exercise, there’s still time. Please complete this quick survey.  Once the information is collated it will help to provide a picture of the hubs, services and roles within Redditch which will allow Redditch District Collaborative to build a greater understanding of the offer for Redditch people, what that looks like in relation to target audience as well as identify any gaps and opportunities.  Questions?  Contact Claire () or Anthony ()


Climate Change – Training to make a difference

Bromsgrove and Redditch Councils have embarked on a journey of delivering Carbon Literacy Training to all Staff and Councillors which will put climate action into the hands of everyone. With the increasing threat from climate change on our daily lives, our business, and our local spaces, it is important that all organisations are working to reduce carbon from their day-to-day activities.

The course providers, Carbon Literacy Trust, helps participants to become more aware of how human activity is exacerbating climate change and how we need to react to reduce the carbon and other greenhouse gasses from our atmosphere. It also helps to identify the additional benefits that can result as a by-product of an organisation working in a decarbonised way. We all have a responsibility to act in a way that our partners and stakeholders would approve of, and this is great opportunity to show your commitment to a more sustainable way of managing your organisation.

To find out more or sign up, visit  Home – The Carbon Literacy Project and How It Works – The Carbon Literacy Project. Carbon literacy training is delivered through workplaces, educational institutions and communities and can be online or face to face. Typically, there is a saving of 5-15% per person that is trained for your organisation and staff will commit to delivering on carbon reduction activities at the end of the course to become accredited. To register interest with Carbon Literacy Project email  and tell them why you would like to get involved, what kind of organisation you are, size wise, what you do and your carbon reduction aim.

MoodMaster Funded Course available to Worcestershire residents. MoodMaster is an upbeat approach to physical and emotional well-being. Weekly groups will take place online every Friday from 1-2pm. Please promote and signpost individuals who may benefit from this. Further details attached.


Learning Services Exhibition 2022 Launched last month and continuing all summer, the Learning Service Worcestershire are proud to show you learners’ work from this year’s 2022 art courses. For those inspired by the work and would like to give it a go, details of exhibition and art courses starting in September are included in the attachment.


Domestic Abuse training  This recently updated training is taking place online via zoom between September and December 2022. The training has been commissioned by Worcestershire Country Council (Public Health), more information and details on how to apply can be found on the attached flyer.


Other Newsletters

DWP Latest Newsletters – Touchbase – 8 July 2022 (dwp.gov.uk)  /  Touchbase – 15 July 2022 (dwp.gov.uk)  /  Touchbase – 5 August 2022 (dwp.gov.uk)

DWP Weekly Updates – 21st and 27th July – Please find both attached.

NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Involvement Network Update – 25 July and 8 August 2022 – Both attached.

Carers Careline Newsletter – The latest newsletter focuses on support groups.


Basement Project Summer Newsletter – See attached.

Looking for information and advice about Covid-19?  Please go to  Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Worcestershire County Council for information and advice covering vaccinations, travel, testing and more.


We hope you find the above useful.

The contents of these bulletins are made up of whatever you decide to send through so if you have information you think is relevant and helpful to share with other local organisations, you can email it to: 

Kind Regards,

Della McCarthy & Ali Wakeman

Bromsgrove Partnership & Redditch Partnership


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A Works Update on the M40/M42 Interchange Post-Commonwealth Games

Dear all,

I work for the contractors bmJV that are carrying out the above scheme on behalf of National Highways. Please see an update below.

As you may know, we had taken the decision to temporarily halt our work on the network during the periods up to and immediately after the Commonwealth Games to reduce the potential for additional disruption during a time when traffic was expected to be busier than usual.

Now that the Games are over, we are returning to our work on the scheme, progressing towards the upgrade of the central reservation which will begin this autumn. Until then, we are carrying out a range of enabling works including vegetation clearance, various surveys, drainage, surfacing and vehicle barrier works and the installation of speed cameras.

So we can deliver this work safely and minimise disruption, we’ll need to temporarily close some lanes on the carriageway.

Where possible, we’ll work at night time when the roads are at their quietest. To keep our workforce and motorists safe, we’ll close lanes in 4-kilometre (2.4 miles) sections while we work. Signage will remain in place to inform and remind motorists of all upcoming road closures.

Schedule of closures until 21 December 2022

Day time:

M42 junction 3 to M40 junction 16:

24-hour limited hard shoulders on Mondays to Sundays between 15 August and 10 October 2022

Night time (between 9pm and 6am):

M42 junction 3 to junction 4:

Lanes 1 and 2 on Mondays to Fridays between 31 August and 17 October 2022

M42 junction 3 to M40 junction 16:

Full carriageway on Mondays to Fridays between 10 October and 22 November 2022

M42 junction 3a to junction 4:

Full carriageway on Mondays to Fridays between 23 November and 21 December 2022

Contact us:                                                                                                                                 

You can access more information through our:

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Second Notice of Order – Road Closure – Beoley – Bromsgrove District – 1259823

Second Notice of Order – Road Closure – Beoley  – Bromsgrove District – 1259823
​Please see the attached public notice of a temporary traffic restrictions.



Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

(B4101 Beoley Lane, Beoley) (Temporary Closure) Order 2022

Order made: to close that part of B4101 Beoley Lane from its junction with the slip road onto Broad Lane (Warwickshire) to its junction with A435 Alcester Road and lane closure preventing traffic turning onto the slip roads in both directions towards A4101 Broad Lane.

Reason: Utility works by BT

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: HGV diversion: B4101 Beoley Lane, B4101 Church Hill, B4101 Dagnell  End Road, A441 Birmingham Road, A441 Alvechurch Highway, A4023 Coventry Highway,
Coventry Highway (Warwickshire), Alcester Road (Warwickshire) and vice versa.
Light Vehicle Diversion: B4101 Beoley Lane, B4101 Church Hill,B4497 Icknield Street (7.5 tonne weight limit), B4497 Paper Mill Drive, A4023 Coventry Highway roundabout, A4023 Coventry Highway, Coventry Highway (Warwickshire), Alcester Road (Warwickshire) and vice versa.

Maximum duration: 18 monthsAnticipated duration: 1 day Commencing: 28 August 2022

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

24 August 2022












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Total Attachments: 3

Download: HGV diversion for Temporary Road Closure Application #1259823 (1) (3 MB) Download: 254-009249-CASS-ALCESTER RD-BEOLEY-REDDITCH-B98 9DR 2of2 (REV1) (1) (3 MB) Download: cad 254-S009249-CASS-ALCESTER RD 1of2 (1) (420 KB)

Second Notice of Order – Road Closure – Beoley – Bromsgrove District – 1280952

Second Notice of Order – Road Closure – Beoley  – Bromsgrove District – 1280952
​Please see the attached public notice of a temporary traffic restrictions.



Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

(B4101 Broad Lane, Beoley) (Temporary Closure) Order 2022

Order made: to close that part of B4101 Broad Lane from its junction with B4101 Beoley Lane to its junction with B4101 Broad Lane (Border with Warwickshire)

Reason: Safety to allow work in Underground structure 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: A435 Alcester Road Northbound, A435 Alcester Road Roundabout, A435 Alcester Road Southbound and vice versa.

Maximum duration: 18 MonthsAnticipated duration: 4 nights (21:00 – 06:00) Commencing: 22 August 2022

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

17 August 2022












1280952 -2- B4101 Broad Lane, Beoley

Streetworks admin – WCPO00051816


Total Attachments: 1

Download: 251-S005434 CAD DWG 4 (1) (599 KB)

West Mercia Police – Economic Crime Unit – monthly bulletin

The Fraud & Scam Bulletin

August  2022

Your monthly update direct from West Mercia Police on the latest scams and frauds



This month’s key message relates to


What is Financial Investments fraud?

There are many different types of investment fraud. They usually involve criminals contacting people out of the blue and convincing them to invest in schemes or products that are worthless or do not exist. Once the criminals have received payment, they cease contact with the victim.

How to protect yourself from Financial Investment fraud:

Investment opportunities: Don’t be rushed into making an investment. Remember, legitimate organisations will never pressure you into investing on the spot.

Where people have made investments, you should not have to pay money in continually to get money out


Fraudsters initially start by saying they need, say, £100 to withdraw the money – then £1,000 – then £10,000 and so it escalates very quickly.

Always seek advice first: Before making significant financial decisions, speak with trusted friends or family members, or seek professional independent advice.
FCA register: Use the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) register to check if the company is regulated by the FCA. If you deal with a firm (or individual) that isn’t regulated, you may not be covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) if things go wrong and you lose your money.
For more information about how to invest safely, please visit: https://www.fca.org.uk/scamsmart

What to do if you’ve been a victim of Financial Investment fraud:

You could be targeted again: Fraudsters sometimes re-establish contact with previous victims claiming that they can help them recover lost money, this is just a secondary scam. Hang up on any callers that claim they can get your money back for you.

Identity theft: If you suspect your identity may have been stolen, you can check your credit rating quickly and easily online. You should do this every few months anyway, using a reputable service provider and follow up on any unexpected or suspicious results.

Legal advice: In many cases of fraud there is a close correlation between what may be considered fraud and the civil tort of deceit and/or breach of contract, for which there are civil litigation options. You should always seek professional legal advice, or contact Citizens Advice to understand your options.

You can also contact the Financial Conduct Authority’s consumer helpline on 0800 111 6768 or report suspicious businesses or individuals by using the reporting form on their website.

Useful links:

Citizens Advice www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) www.fca.org.uk

For more information on how to protect yourself from fraud and cyber-crime, or to update your crime report, visit actionfraud.police.uk.

Gentle reminder:

Yes, we have put out messages about the WHATSAPP scam before, but the public are still being targeted and losing money. Over £1.5milion has been reported lost in the first half of this year alone.

Please continue to make family members and friends aware of this Scam, especially the elderly and vulnerable.


Take Five To Stop Fraud

  • Stop: Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe.
  • Challenge: Could it be fake? It’s okay to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.
  • Protect: If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud, contact your bank immediately and report it to Action Fraud online at actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.


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Free, safety door stickers for older residents

Can you help an older person to remain safer in their home?

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Since 2019 Able Community Care has given out, free, almost 80,000 DO NOT KNOCK door stickers to older and disabled people who do not wish to answer the door to strangers.

Able Community Care is a nationwide, live-in care provider which was established in 1980. Originally, we just gave out door stickers to our clients, but the demand has grown and since then we have received requests for the door stickers from around the UK.

If you would like to receive any door stickers to give out to older or disabled people you know, please email to:  with how many you would like to receive and an address to send them to. (No addresses will be kept or passed on) www.ablecommunitycare.com

PS. we are happy for you to share this offer in your local newsletter/magazine.

Angela​ Gifford , Managing Director
Able Community Care Ltd. The Old Parish Rooms, Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, Norwich NR14 8TZ
Web: www.ablecommunitycare.com Tel: +44 (0)1603 764567 Fax: +44 (0)1603 761655
Able Community Care Ltd. is registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 07490736.
Registered office: The Old Parish Rooms, Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, Norwich NR14 8TZ.
This email is confidential

First Notice of Order – Road Closure – Beoley – Bromsgrove District – 1276012

First Notice of Order – Road Closure – Beoley  – Bromsgrove District – 1276012
​Please see the attached public notice of a temporary traffic restrictions.



Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

(A435 Alcester Road, Beoley and A435 Beoley Lane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2022

Proposed Order: to close the exit slip of A435 Alcester Road to Beoley Lane and A435 Beoley Lane from its junction with A435 Alcester Road to its junction with B4101 Broad Lane & Warwickshire Border

Reason: Carriageway resurfacing 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: A435 Alcester Road Southbound, A435 Exit Slip onto A4023 Coventry Highway, A4023 Coventry Highway to Moons Moat Roundabout, A4023 Coventry Highway to A435 Alcester Road Northbound, A435 Alcester Road Northbound, B4101 Beoley Lane, B4101 Broad Lane and vice versa.

Maximum duration: 18 MonthsAnticipated duration: 14 nights (20:00-06:00) Commencing: 6 September 2022

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

10 August 2022












1276012 -1- A435 Alcester Road, Beoley

Michael Horton CA48424



Total Attachments: 2

Download: A435 Slip off to B4101 Branson Cross, Redditch (PLAN) (429 KB) Download: A435 Slip off to B4101 Branson Cross, Redditch (DIVERSION) (1 MB)