Wellbeing in Partnership E-Bulletin – Bromsgrove & Redditch – Update 35

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.)

REMINDER – Public Health Worcestershire – latest 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:

Service / Support – Information Updates

 

  • Severn Trent “The Big Difference Scheme”  – Severn Trent has launched a scheme to help residents on low incomes to pay for their water charges.  Please see the attached documents for more information.
  • Starting Well Partnership – the service has produced a guide to the Starting Well Partnership for Professionals.  Please find attached to this email.
  • Age UK Dementia Community Support Service – please see attached a document which explains details of the new Age UK BR&WF Dementia Community Support Service.  The service aims to provide support to people diagnosed with dementia in various ways e.g. telephone appointments, online groups, and face to face one to one support.
  • International Women’s Day 8th March – Redditch and Bromsgrove’s Community Safety Team will be supporting the International Women’s Day (which is taking place on 8th March) campaign this year and will be running posts on social media throughout the day in line with the national #choose to challenge campaign. For those who wish to join in, please send them your photos holding your right hand up to show your support for women all around the world in choosing to challenge and call out inequality. Here is the link to the national campaign.  https://www.internationalwomensday.com/theme   Could all photos with the name of the officer and their organisation be returned to   by Wednesday 3rd March.
  • Take Back Our Lives Fest throughout March – is part of the County Council Take Back Our Lives campaign to support thriving under 30s across the County. The Take Back Our Lives Fest is a series of online events to help bring some energy to our audience through the remaining weeks of lockdown. From HIIT workouts to glow-up facials, these online events will feature on the Rona Hub and the County Council Facebook page each Tuesday evening.  We’re trying to spread the word far and wide so as many young people can engage with the events and would be extremely grateful if you were to share a post to your social channels. In doing so, you will not only be supporting our under 30s, but also the local businesses we’ve teamed up with to put this content together.  Further social media promotional materials are attached to this email for use by your organisation where possible.
  • Domestic Violence Covert Help Schemes – with issues around domestic abuse even more pertinent during lockdown, there are schemes which operate locally and nationally where anyone suffering domestic abuse can go into a safe place such as a shop and use a codename to indicate they need help.  Nationally there is the “Ask for Ani” scheme https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pharmacies-launch-codeword-scheme-to-offer-lifeline-to-domestic-abuse-victims which recently launched, where victims can ask a pharmacist for ANI and they will be provided with a private space to discuss their concerns with pharmacy staff.  Boots in Redditch is signed up to this scheme.  Other domestic abuse and sexual violence helplines in Worcestershire can be found following this link https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20379/domestic_abuse_and_sexual_violence

Surveys & Consultations

 

  • VCS Engagement in the new Worcestershire Health and Wellbeing Strategy – Jonathan Sutton, the VCS Member of the Worcestershire Health and Well Being Board, is hosting three events to engage a broad range (big or small) of VCS organisations to understand how the strategy will be developed and understand the opportunities to influence the content.  Each event will last 90 minutes and will take place on Zoom.  Dates for these sessions and how to register are contained within the attachment to this email. To book your place go to click here to go to Eventbrite
  • Worcestershire Housing Strategy Stakeholder Questionnaire – Bromsgrove and Redditch Councils would like the help of partners to develop a new Worcestershire Housing Strategy 2021-2040 and have produced a questionnaire to find out your views which you can access using this link https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/7b8fea0ff6ba4321a45ec3d75598012c  The questionnaire follows four main themes: Homes, jobs and growth; Wellbeing and inclusion; Quality and Standards; and Sustainability and net-zero carbon.  Questionnaires need to be completed by Friday 5th March 2021.

 

Training and Courses

 

  • Public Health England launches new Psychological First Aid training for those supporting children and young people affected by COVID-19 – The online course offers training for staff and volunteers on how to provide practical and emotional support to children and young people affected by emergencies or crisis situations. The course is available for all frontline workers such as teachers, health and social care workers, charity and community volunteers and anyone who cares for or is regularly in contact with children and young people aged up to 25, including parents and caregivers. It is free, takes about three hours to complete (split into three sessions that the learner can complete at their own pace) and no previous qualifications are required.  On completion, participants will have an understanding of what Psychological First Aid is, be able to identify who would benefit from support and how best to give help across the different age groups and also for those who might need extra support because of different needs.  The attached document gives more detail.
  • New training dates are available for 2021 for Raising Awareness of Child Exploitation Training  – Worcestershire Children’s First is now offering new dates for their Raising Awareness of Child Exploitation training which is an online course.  Dates and booking information are contained within the attachment attached to this email.
  • HOW College IT Courses Provision – please see attached course information for Entry Level, Level 1 & 2 IT courses available through Heart of Worcestershire College.

Funding

  • Easter expression of interest for Holiday Activity and Food funding – Please find here RSW Easter 2021 Holiday Activity and Food Funding – expression of interest   –  the link to express interest in funding for the Easter, Ready, Steady, Worcestershire  holiday activity and food programme.  Please note this programme is being funded via the Department for Education’s Holiday Activity and Food grant. Whilst this programme ideally looks for face to face activities with provision of an accompanying meal, it is recognised flexibility will again be required over the Easter period due to Covid-19 restrictions.  Please also be mindful this particular fund has a primary focus on provision to Free School Meal children with flexibility of a maximum of 15% to reach the ‘Just About Managing’ group.  We realise some of you may require link up to Free School Meal children and we ask you about this within the form.  The deadline is the 2nd March with decisions to be communicated w/c 8/3.

 

 

Other Newsletters a

 

  • Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) – latest Touchbase and latest weekly update from our local DWP Partnership Manager are attached.

  • Act On Energy Heat4Health Newsletter Feb 2021 – please see the latest newsletter attached.

  • Turn2Us Newsletter – this newsletter provides ideas of where to seek support for people struggling with financial problems.

  • Worcestershire’s Children’s First Early Help Newsletter – copy of the newsletter produced by the Early Help Team

  • Herefordshire and Worcestershire Involvement Network Update Newsletter – please find attached the latest update from the Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG Engagement Team.

Finally…

As you will all be aware, Government Guidance, can be found at Gov.uk/coronavirus.  From a Worcestershire perspective, for your information, here is a link to the Worcestershire Coronavirus Outbreak Control Plan too.  Plus, here is a link to Covid-19 vaccination weekly figures produced by NHS England.

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.

Best wishes,

Della McCarthy & Helen Broughton

Bromsgrove Partnership / Redditch Partnership

Email: 

Attachments

Total Attachments: 7

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Wellbeing in Partnership – Update 34

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 – please help ensure everyone in the top 4 priority groups in our communities has access to a vaccination and has not been missed

Anyone 70 or over OR anyone who has previously received a letter saying that they are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable) who has not yet received a vaccination can now choose to:

  1. Book their own vaccination at one of the Vaccination Centres (e.g. Artrix in Bromsgrove or Knights Pharmacy in Redditch) without waiting for an invite letter from the NHS by going online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by telephoning 119; OR
  2. If they prefer, they can still wait to be contacted by their GP to attend at their local GP led vaccination service.

Please Note:  GPs have asked that we do not encourage the public to ring their GP practice about a vaccination (due to the sheer volume and that this prevents people with other illnesses getting through on the phonelines) and that the messages should predominantly promote the booking system link above and the 119 number.

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

Service / Support – Information Updates

 

  • BOLOH – Barnardo’s FREE COVID-19 Helpline to support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic children and families – Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic children and families have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and are facing significant challenges to their emotional health and wellbeing.  Therefore, a new telephone helpline with a web chat facility is available. The helpline is not just a listening service; it will provide practical and emotional support over the phone/webchat and also refer onward to specialist community support.  Professionals can also use the helpline.  Further information for professionals is attached and details can also be found online at: https://helpline.barnardos.org.uk/

  • Worcestershire Libraries still running lots of FREE services during lockdown – Below are the services that our local libraries are continuing to offer during lockdown to support local residents:
  • Digital Champions volunteers are providing 1:1 support over the telephone as well as ‘Introduction to Zoom’ sessions.
  • Children’s Book Bundle – parents of younger children can request this to help with homeschooling and/or bedtime stories
  • Computer Bookings – Access to computers and internet throughout lockdown
  • Reserve & Collect – you can still reserve books free online or over the telephone and collect from your local library.
  • Ancestry – Free remote access to Ancestry Library Edition available from home until the end of March via the Digital Library.
  • eBooks, eAudio & eMagazines – 24/7 Access to your Digital Library.
  • Family events on YouTube channel – Activities and events available on demand to help keep little ones entertained.

Information on all the above can be found online at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/libraries or simply call the library service on 01905 822722

  • Ready Steady Worcestershire – Support for families during half term – A leaflet is attached from Ready Steady Worcestershire (a Partnership led by Worcestershire Children First) providing information on help getting food, simple recipes and school holiday activity ideas and support.  It includes an online map.

  • Family orienteering this half term in Bromsgrove & Redditch – Have some family fun during this February Half Term by completing an Xplorer course, in partnership with British Orienteering, when visiting Sanders Park in Bromsgrove (www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/xplorer) or when visiting Arrow Valley Country Park in Redditch (www.redditchbc.gov.uk/xplorer)

  • *Opening Times CHANGED* – Health Visitor Telephone Advice Service – This Telephone Advice Service is open 9am to 3pm (instead of 8am-4pm) Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) on 0300 123 9551.  The advice line is for parents of children aged 0-5 living in Worcestershire who would like to access non-urgent support with regards to their child’s health. Urgent queries should be directed to clients GP or 111.

  • *Reminder* Financial & Debt Help for families – Aimed at families and young people who may be financially struggling this time of year, the Starting Well Partnership has put together a flyer to help promote some of the support available across Bromsgrove and Redditch.  Please find a copy attached.

  • Have a health condition but want to get active? – The Sports Development Team at Bromsgrove District Council and Redditch Borough Councils have been busy trying to help we all get active and here are just a few programmes which you may not be aware of – some are current and some are coming soon:

And don’t forget….

  • ESCAPE-pain – 6 week (2 session a week) education and exercise programme for anyone living with osteoarthritis – starting February!!

If you have any questions or you know someone who could benefit, they can contact Hayley Gwilliam direct –  or call 01527 881404

  • Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire – For your information, please find attached a Menu of Services that is available.

Level 1 Courses for Job Seekers

 

Funding

  • *Reminder* Redditch Borough Council – First round of the VCS Main Grant Pot (including Mental Health grant funding) is now open! – The Main Grant Pot (£40K) is there for Voluntary Community Sector organisations / groups to bid into for funding from £500 up to £7.5K to help with their core costs and salaries or to support them to deliver great community events, projects and activities!   For this year and due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Council is ringfencing £5k from each round of the Main Grant Pot for VCS groups to bid into for between £500 to £5k to deliver specific projects which support and help improve the lives of those Redditch residents affected by mental health issues or increased mental health issues as a direct result of the Coronavirus pandemic.  There is set criteria in place that anyone wishing to apply must meet. Each proposed project must be something that’s needed in the area, well planned, outcome focussed and aligned to the Council’s Strategic Purposes. For further details about the programme and how to apply, please visit our website www.redditchbc.gov.uk  or by following https://www.redditchbc.gov.uk/business/tax,-funding,-finance/grants-and-funding/voluntary-and-community-sector-funding.aspx Closing date for all applications is 4pm on Friday 26th February

Staff Training

  • *Reminder* – Safeguarding training in March and June – Raising Awareness of Child Exploitation Training – Please see email attached from Worcestershire Children First for further information on the new dates during March and June and how to book this important Safeguarding Training.

REMINDER – Public Health Worcestershire – latest 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:

 

 

Surveys & Consultations

  • Children and Young People (CYP) Plan Refresh 2021 – Worcestershire is developing a new CYP Plan and Worcestershire Children First want you to get involved and have your say.  Further information is attached and here is the link to the consultation – www.worcestershire.gov.uk/cypphaveyoursay

  • Worcestershire Libraries’ Customer Survey is now live! – We’d like to hear what you think about library services (especially new services launched in response to Coronavirus) and how we could improve the services we provide.  It only take 5 minutes to complete the online survey: https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=161175195015 or you can find the survey by going to: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/libraries

  • *Reminder* Hospital Discharge During Covid-19 – Patient and Carer Surveys – Healthwatch Worcestershire is asking patients and their carers about their experiences of being discharged from hospital during the Covid-19 pandemic since March 2020.  There is a Patient Survey and a Carer Survey which take around 10 minutes to complete.  Paper surveys are also available.  Further details are attached.

 

Webinars

 

  • Brum Breathes – Clean Air Zone webinars launched – For anyone in and around the Clean Air Zone coming to Birmingham on 1 June, Birmingham City Council has launched a series of webinars to help residents, city centre workers and businesses prepare.

 

 

Other Newsletters a

 

  • Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) – latest Touchbase and latest weekly update from our local DWP Partnership Manager are both attached.

  • Carers Careline – latest E-Newsletter attached.

  • North Worcestershire Economic Development and Regeneration (NWedR) latest newsletter aimed to local businesses also attached.

Finally…

As you will all be aware, Government Guidance, can be found at Gov.uk/coronavirus.  From a Worcestershire perspective, for your information, here is a link to the Worcestershire Coronavirus Outbreak Control Plan too.  Plus, here is a link to Covid-19 vaccination weekly figures produced by NHS England.

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.

Best wishes,

Della McCarthy & Helen Broughton

Bromsgrove Partnership / Redditch Partnership

Email: 

Attachments

Total Attachments: 8

Download: Carers Careline - February Newsletter (1) (543 KB) Download: SupportBromsgrovePoster_Feb21_A4DESKTOP (1) (318 KB) Download: Local Community Support during the Coronavirus Pandemic - updated Feb2021 (1) (900 KB) Download: Age UK H&W - Menu of Services 2021 (1) (360 KB) Download: Press release - VIRTUAL HOSPICE HELPS PRIMROSE SUPPORT PATIENTS AND FAMILIES [FINAL] (39 KB) Download: Finance & Debt Help B&R - Flyer (460 KB) Download: 64763 Ready Steady Worcs - Parents Leaflet V01 (381 KB) Download: BOLOH Leaflet Professionals (1) (1 MB)

Wellbeing in Partnership – Update 33

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 – please help ensure everyone in the top 4 priority groups in our communities has access to a vaccination and has not been missed

Anyone 70 or over OR anyone who has previously received a letter saying that they are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable) who has not yet received a vaccination can now choose to:

  1. Book their own vaccination at one of the Vaccination Centres (e.g. Artrix in Bromsgrove or Knights Pharmacy in Redditch) without waiting for an invite letter from the NHS by going online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by telephoning 119; OR
  2. If they prefer, they can still wait to be contacted by their GP to attend at their local GP led vaccination service.

Please Note:  GPs have asked that we do not encourage the public to ring their GP practice about a vaccination (due to the sheer volume and that this prevents people with other illnesses getting through on the phonelines) and that the messages should predominantly promote the booking system link above and the 119 number.

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

Service / Support – Information Updates

 

  • BOLOH – Barnardo’s FREE COVID-19 Helpline to support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic children and families – Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic children and families have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and are facing significant challenges to their emotional health and wellbeing.  Therefore, a new telephone helpline with a web chat facility is available. The helpline is not just a listening service; it will provide practical and emotional support over the phone/webchat and also refer onward to specialist community support.  Professionals can also use the helpline.  Further information for professionals is attached and details can also be found online at: https://helpline.barnardos.org.uk/

  • Worcestershire Libraries still running lots of FREE services during lockdown – Below are the services that our local libraries are continuing to offer during lockdown to support local residents:
  • Digital Champions volunteers are providing 1:1 support over the telephone as well as ‘Introduction to Zoom’ sessions.
  • Children’s Book Bundle – parents of younger children can request this to help with homeschooling and/or bedtime stories
  • Computer Bookings – Access to computers and internet throughout lockdown
  • Reserve & Collect – you can still reserve books free online or over the telephone and collect from your local library.
  • Ancestry – Free remote access to Ancestry Library Edition available from home until the end of March via the Digital Library.
  • eBooks, eAudio & eMagazines – 24/7 Access to your Digital Library.
  • Family events on YouTube channel – Activities and events available on demand to help keep little ones entertained.

Information on all the above can be found online at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/libraries or simply call the library service on 01905 822722

  • Ready Steady Worcestershire – Support for families during half term – A leaflet is attached from Ready Steady Worcestershire (a Partnership led by Worcestershire Children First) providing information on help getting food, simple recipes and school holiday activity ideas and support.  It includes an online map.

  • Family orienteering this half term in Bromsgrove & Redditch – Have some family fun during this February Half Term by completing an Xplorer course, in partnership with British Orienteering, when visiting Sanders Park in Bromsgrove (www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/xplorer) or when visiting Arrow Valley Country Park in Redditch (www.redditchbc.gov.uk/xplorer)

  • *Opening Times CHANGED* – Health Visitor Telephone Advice Service – This Telephone Advice Service is open 9am to 3pm (instead of 8am-4pm) Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) on 0300 123 9551.  The advice line is for parents of children aged 0-5 living in Worcestershire who would like to access non-urgent support with regards to their child’s health. Urgent queries should be directed to clients GP or 111.

  • *Reminder* Financial & Debt Help for families – Aimed at families and young people who may be financially struggling this time of year, the Starting Well Partnership has put together a flyer to help promote some of the support available across Bromsgrove and Redditch.  Please find a copy attached.

  • Have a health condition but want to get active? – The Sports Development Team at Bromsgrove District Council and Redditch Borough Councils have been busy trying to help we all get active and here are just a few programmes which you may not be aware of – some are current and some are coming soon:

And don’t forget….

  • ESCAPE-pain – 6 week (2 session a week) education and exercise programme for anyone living with osteoarthritis – starting February!!

If you have any questions or you know someone who could benefit, they can contact Hayley Gwilliam direct –  or call 01527 881404

  • Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire – For your information, please find attached a Menu of Services that is available.

Level 1 Courses for Job Seekers

 

Funding

  • *Reminder* Redditch Borough Council – First round of the VCS Main Grant Pot (including Mental Health grant funding) is now open! – The Main Grant Pot (£40K) is there for Voluntary Community Sector organisations / groups to bid into for funding from £500 up to £7.5K to help with their core costs and salaries or to support them to deliver great community events, projects and activities!   For this year and due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Council is ringfencing £5k from each round of the Main Grant Pot for VCS groups to bid into for between £500 to £5k to deliver specific projects which support and help improve the lives of those Redditch residents affected by mental health issues or increased mental health issues as a direct result of the Coronavirus pandemic.  There is set criteria in place that anyone wishing to apply must meet. Each proposed project must be something that’s needed in the area, well planned, outcome focussed and aligned to the Council’s Strategic Purposes. For further details about the programme and how to apply, please visit our website www.redditchbc.gov.uk  or by following https://www.redditchbc.gov.uk/business/tax,-funding,-finance/grants-and-funding/voluntary-and-community-sector-funding.aspx Closing date for all applications is 4pm on Friday 26th February

Staff Training

  • *Reminder* – Safeguarding training in March and June – Raising Awareness of Child Exploitation Training – Please see email attached from Worcestershire Children First for further information on the new dates during March and June and how to book this important Safeguarding Training.

REMINDER – Public Health Worcestershire – latest 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:

 

 

Surveys & Consultations

  • Children and Young People (CYP) Plan Refresh 2021 – Worcestershire is developing a new CYP Plan and Worcestershire Children First want you to get involved and have your say.  Further information is attached and here is the link to the consultation – www.worcestershire.gov.uk/cypphaveyoursay

  • Worcestershire Libraries’ Customer Survey is now live! – We’d like to hear what you think about library services (especially new services launched in response to Coronavirus) and how we could improve the services we provide.  It only take 5 minutes to complete the online survey: https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=161175195015 or you can find the survey by going to: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/libraries

  • *Reminder* Hospital Discharge During Covid-19 – Patient and Carer Surveys – Healthwatch Worcestershire is asking patients and their carers about their experiences of being discharged from hospital during the Covid-19 pandemic since March 2020.  There is a Patient Survey and a Carer Survey which take around 10 minutes to complete.  Paper surveys are also available.  Further details are attached.

 

Webinars

 

  • Brum Breathes – Clean Air Zone webinars launched – For anyone in and around the Clean Air Zone coming to Birmingham on 1 June, Birmingham City Council has launched a series of webinars to help residents, city centre workers and businesses prepare.

 

 

Other Newsletters a

 

  • Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) – latest Touchbase and latest weekly update from our local DWP Partnership Manager are both attached.

  • Carers Careline – latest E-Newsletter attached.

  • North Worcestershire Economic Development and Regeneration (NWedR) latest newsletter aimed to local businesses also attached.

Finally…

As you will all be aware, Government Guidance, can be found at Gov.uk/coronavirus.  From a Worcestershire perspective, for your information, here is a link to the Worcestershire Coronavirus Outbreak Control Plan too.  Plus, here is a link to Covid-19 vaccination weekly figures produced by NHS England.

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.

Best wishes,

Della McCarthy & Helen Broughton

Bromsgrove Partnership / Redditch Partnership

Email: 

Attachments

Total Attachments: 5

Download: Carers Careline - February Newsletter (543 KB) Download: SupportBromsgrovePoster_Feb21_A4DESKTOP (318 KB) Download: Local Community Support during the Coronavirus Pandemic - updated Feb2021 (900 KB) Download: Barnardos capi-training-leaflet (3 MB) Download: Age UK H&W - Menu of Services 2021 (360 KB)

Report fly tipping to BDC here

Fly tipping

Fly tipping costs the Council Tax payer a considerable amount of money each year, and has a significant impact on the appearance of our District.

The Council has a dedicated enforcement officer who investigates all incidents, and is actively following up on information that might lead to a prosecution. This has resulted in several prosecutions in the last few years, and helped reduce the number of fly tips in our area, using high tech surveillance equipment, public reports, and evidence from within fly tips.

When you report a fly tip, the more information you can give us the better we will be able to take enforcement action. Please note down as much of the following as possible and remember, never put yourself at risk.

  • The exact location of the rubbish
  • How much rubbish was there and what it looked like – be as specific as you can
  • The dates and times you saw anything
  • How many people were involved and what they looked like
  • What they were doing
  • Any vehicles involved – makes, colours and registration numbers
  • Where you were when you saw the incident
  • How far away from the incident you were and what kind of view you had, including the weather and light conditions

Never touch waste or disturb the site of an incident in any way. It may be dangerous, and there may be evidence that could help us prosecute the culprits.

Report It

Please report using our online form here

New Parish Facebook Group

Join the new Beoley and Portway Matters Facebook Group to share ideas and spread local news