Terms of Use

All Members must agree to and sign a Field Use Agreement before using the facilities.  Once completed, Members may visit any BFH field, subject to availability and having first completed an induction in that field.

The purpose of the Field Use Agreement is:

  • To ensure the safety of all animal and human visitors
  • To maximise enjoyment (of dogs and owners)
  • To maintain the fields in top condition
  • To respect farm residents and our neighbours
  • To meet insurance / underwriter’s stipulations

The Field Use Agreement is emailed out to first time visitors (to print, sign and bring) who request an induction. A copy is also available on site (for those without a printer).

The Field Use Agreement wording is shown below. Please read and check that it will be agreed to before getting in touch to arrange an induction.

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Cippa Limited have no responsibility for loss, injury or accident that occurs to Members, their dog(s), their equipment, their car or accompanying friends and family or for any veterinary bills arising from using any field. 

Members must agree to attend completely at their own risk.

TERMS OF USE

All bookings are subject to availability and Cippa Limited reserve the right to cancel or amend time slots should it be deemed necessary

  1. Members are responsible for themselves and their dog(s) at all times and they are liable for any damages caused by their pet whilst using the facility
  2. Members who disrespect these terms of use will have their membership revoked and be denied access to the farm
  3. A MINIMUM of 24 hours’ notice must be given if Members wish to cancel, move or change a slot time without ‘losing’ their booking credit or payment.

Members will be required to accept that unless the below conditions are agreed and adhered to, membership will be denied or forfeited.

ARRIVING EARLY

3. Slots start on the hour in The Training Paddock and in The Meadow. Slots start on the half hour in The Half Past Field. Members (and dogs) must remain in their cars, wait in the lay-by or where they have been shown is permissible and not enter until the previous field user has left the site completely. If the person before has not left on time Members should call 07767 757009 immediately and don’t take matters into their own hands.

4. Members must not park near any existing vehicle or block a field gateway.

BOOKINGS

5. Except for the first visit which should be arranged by email, bookings should be made online using the availability calendar on the Bromsgrove Field Hire website at www.bromsgrovefieldhire.co.uk.

6. Members can book any of the fields shown on the Bromsgrove Field Hire website on any available days and times subject to availability, a maximum of 1 visit to the farm per day (or 2 visits to DIFFERENT fields per day in May, June, July & August) and having previously completed an induction for that field.

Member Restrictions

  • Children under 18 are not allowed in the field or on any ground at B61 9NJ (i.e. Fairfield Court Farm) without adult supervision
  • The fields are to be used for personal, recreational and private use only
  • Professional dog walkers and commercial businesses are not permitted

Arriving & Departing

7. Members should turn any gate signage over to warn others that the field is in use

8. Members may choose to use part or all of the slot, but MUST have left the field NO LATER than 50 minutes past the START time of their booking i.e. 20 minutes past the hour (if visiting the Half Past Field) or 50 minutes past the hour (if visiting The Training Paddock or The Meadow).

9. Adequate time should be put aside to vacate the field.

10. On leaving the field you must lock the gate using the padlock, even if someone is waiting to come in.

11. On leaving the field you must switch any gate signage back round to show the field is no longer occupied.

Remember: If you arrive late for your timeslot, you must still leave no later than 50 minutes after the scheduled start of your time slot or risk having your membership revoked

Permitted Uses

12. Motorised vehicles (e.g. scramble bikes) or anything that creates noise pollution including drones, audible whistles, music players or megaphones are not permitted. 

13. Kite flying must be done away from any pylons or overhead wires.

CONDUCT

  • Please respect our neighbours and their goodwill by keeping noise levels to a minimum.
  •  All personal possessions and rubbish must be removed from site (or put in the litter bin provided). No barbecues, naked flames or the dropping of cigarette butts.

DOGS & HANDLING

14. Dogs must be accompanied by their owner who is a responsible handler at all times. Dogs must remain on a lead if at risk of running off or causing a disturbance and must not leave the field unaccompanied.

15. Dogs who are persistently noisy, destructive (e.g. digs holes or damages field fixtures or fittings), unruly or not able to be sufficiently controlled by their handler will be asked to be put on a lead or leave. 

16. A MAXIMUM OF 4 DOGS belonging to the Member(s) who is using the field is allowed at any one time. This is also the case with shared member bookings. Dogs must be in good health, fully vaccinated or Titre tested, and up to date with worming, flea and tick treatments. Checks will be made during the field induction.

17. It is recommended that dog owners hold pet public liability (usually included as part of Household Insurance, but Members are responsible for confirming this).

18. Members must comply by all rules governing the control of dogs, and IED (Index of Exempted Dogs)

19. Choke chains, prong collars and electronic devices are not allowed

20. Harsh handling of dogs, either verbal or physical is not allowed

21. Any Member found to be training dogs for fighting or is a cause for concern regarding animal cruelty, will be asked to leave immediately

22. Dog handlers MUST clean up after their dog(s) and failure to do so will result in access being denied for subsequent visit.

MEMBER RESPONSIBILTIES

Members are responsible for:

23. Their own safety (and that of their dog’s) and agree to use the fields at their own risk.

24. Inspecting the field during the induction to ensure that it is suitable for use by them and their dog/s– i.e. fence height, pollen levels, proximity to traffic noise, other animals etc. 

25. Satisfying themselves that they are happy to let their dog(s) off the lead at each visit.

26. Ensuring that any equipment used is suitable for them, their family or their dog(s), paying particular attention to the dog(s) height and age limitations

27. Informing Management if they give a timeslot to another Member as the name of the Member who is using the field is needed for insurance

The MEADOW – Specific Details

Location

The Member has use of the field (The “Meadow”) that is accessed through the first gate on the right-hand side once on the premises at Fairfield Court. Members have use of the aforementioned area only. No entry is permitted into any other dog exercise field without first completing a field induction for that field or onto any other part of the farm. Trespassers will be prosecuted.

Parking

Cars must be driven through the gate and parked on the hardstanding by the field shelter whilst Members are using the field.

Suitability

This is a large field that has a continuous 4ft – 5ft boundary fence. However there are animals (and possibly people) in adjacent fields and the A491 runs along the north boundary. The field is suitable for most dogs, but NOT those who are on a mission to jump fences or escape; negatively react to other grazing animals or humans in sight (i.e. bark excessively or have a high prey drive); who have poor recall or who are stressed by traffic noise. 

There are also the usual hazards of a large countryside field including rabbits, badger and rabbit pooh, uneven ground, pollen and seeds and possibly dropped prey from the local buzzard.

Facilities

  • Large open field suitable for a good walk, game of ‘zoomies’ and lots of running around
  • Small amount of basic agility equipment (jumps, tunnel, weaves)
  • Scurry Run
  • ‘Charity Honesty Shop’ selling light refreshments
  • Field Shelter & Seating
  • Complimentary Dog Pooh Bags
  • Drinking Water (for dogs)
  • 1st Aid Kit (for dogs)

Opening Hours

The first available timeslot starts at 9am. Due to respect for neighbours, this field closes at 6pm (or earlier during restricted daylight hours).

Accessibility, Ground Covering & Shade

Cars are able to drive directly into the field. Mowed “walking paths” are maintained all year round and the field is topped twice a year. There is therefore a mix of short “track grass” and wild meadow. The ground is relatively level and although the field drains reasonably well, it can become muddy in places during the winter months / very wet weather. The size of the field and smaller amount of bordering greenery restricts the amount of shade and shelter that is available.

Dogs & Handling

Dogs must be kept in vehicles until the vehicle has driven into the field and the field gate has been closed. There may be loose resident farm dogs and cats near the field that need to be protected.

Adjacent Field

The smaller field on the right as you drive in has been fenced off for non-Meadow purposes. This field is not part of The Meadow and entry into it is prohibited. Balls or frisbees should not be thrown in and around this area. However, should it be necessary to retrieve an item, Members may enter by way of the gate (please don’t try and climb over the wire fence), but should leave the area as soon as possible. Any livestock in the field must not be approached or fed.

Dog Pooh

Members are responsible for cleaning up after their dog(s) and using the dog waste bins provided. All pooh must be picked up where it can be seen and if possible.

Dog Toys

No toys are provided. Members should bring their own.

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HALF PAST FIELD – Specific Details

Location

The Member has use of the enclosed field (the “Half Past Field”) that is situated furthest up the drive and accessed through the second gate on the left-hand side once on the premises at Fairfield Court.

Parking

Cars must be driven through the gate and parked on the hardstanding by the field shelter whilst Members are using the field.

Suitability

This is a medium-sized field that has a continuous 5ft – 6ft boundary fence. However there are animals (and possibly people) in adjacent fields and The Meadow runs along the north boundary. The field is suitable for most dogs, but NOT those who are on a mission to jump fences or escape; negatively react to other grazing animals or humans in sight (i.e. bark excessively or have a high prey drive).

There may be the usual countryside hazards including rabbits, molehills, uneven ground, pollen and seeds and possibly dropped prey from the local buzzard.

This field is more undulating than The Paddock and The Meadow. It is not ideal for those with compromised mobility.

Facilities

  • Lots of permanent obstacles for canine mental and physical stimulation (e.g. water splash, tyres, balance beam, tunnels, jumps, things to climb on etc)
  • Small amount of additional agility equipment (jumps, weaves, hoop)
  • Scurry Run
  • Field Shelter & Seating
  • Complimentary dog pooh bags
  • Drinking Water (for dogs)
  • 1st Aid Kit (for dogs)

Opening Hours

The field is open during daylight hours for 7 days per week and all year round.

Slots start at HALF PAST THE HOUR

Accessibility, Ground Covering & Shade

The field is reached by walking along a short, fully fenced ‘funnel’ from the parking area. The ground is managed all year round and although the field drains sufficiently, there may be mud initially (as the field only opened in 2021 and the grass has not yet fully re-established in places) and in wet weather. The ground has an incline with the permanent equipment making an ‘adventure trail’ around the perimeter. On top of a small hill is a flat area called ‘the Green’ with shorter grass, more agility equipment and a scurry run.

This field is higher and is not bordered by a coppice so visitors may feel more exposed to the elements.

Dogs & Handling

Dogs must be kept on a lead until inside the field and the field gate has been closed. There may be loose resident farm dogs and cats near the field that need to be protected.

Dog Pooh

Members are responsible for cleaning up after their dog(s) and using the dog waste bin provided. A flag system is also in operation to help keep the field as clean as possible. Members can mark any “missed” pooh they find with a coloured flag to help the field hire management team locate it.

Dog Toys

There are many obstacles offering both mental and physical stimulation. Dog owners should bring their own toys or additional equipment if required.

Facilities

  • 2.5 acre ‘adventure park’
  • Good amount of equipment – both permanent structures and commercial agility items
  • Scurry Run
  • Field Shelter & Seating
  • Complimentary dog pooh bags
  • Drinking Water (for dogs)
  • 1st Aid Kit (for dogs)

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DECLARATIONS

I have read and accept the above terms of the Lease Agreement and the field specific details and acknowledge that:

Cippa Limited have no responsibility for loss, injury or accident that occurs to myself, my dog(s), my equipment, my car or accompanying friends and family or for any veterinary bills arising from using any of the dog exercise fields

I agree to use the fields at my own risk and I am liable for any damages caused by me, my family or my dog when using the facility.

I agree only to park in the outlined areas and understand that trespassing onto other areas of the farm will be prosecuted. I agree not to park near any existing vehicle or block a field gateway.

I agree to remain in my car with my dog(s) until the previous field user has left even if this person is still present and their time has elapsed. In this instance I agree to call 07767 757009 and not take matters into my own hands.

I understand that field use is by appointment only and that timeslots must be booked and paid for in advance. 

I understand that I must have an induction in the field(s) that I wish to use and show my dog’s vaccination certificate prior to receiving the password for the respective online booking calendar(s).

I acknowledge that children under 18 are not allowed in the field or on any ground at B61 9NJ (i.e. Fairfield Court Farm) without my supervision.

I agree that if it is necessary to give a timeslot to another Member I will inform Cippa Limited of the name of the Member who will be using the field, to meet the insurance stipulations.

I agree to clear up all dog mess and rubbish that results from my visit and return any borrowed items to the required place after use.

I agree to put all cigarette butt ends in the bin provided and not to start any open fires or barbecues.

I agree not to make excessive noise; not to feed any livestock in neighbouring fields; not to allow my dog to bark uncontrollably at nearby horses or ponies and I will discourage my dog(s) from digging holes and fill in any made. 

I acknowledge that I am responsible for inspecting the field to ensure that it is suitable for use by my dog/s, fence height, proximity to other animals etc prior to using the field.

I accept that I am responsible for ensuring that any equipment used is suitable for my dog(s), paying particular attention to my dog(s) height and age limitations.

I accept that if I am found to be mishandling, mis-treating or unable to control my dog that my Membership will be revoked immediately and I will be asked to leave.

I agree to keep my dog on a lead at all times unless I am inside the field with the gate shut behind me.

I agree to vacate the field no later than 50 minutes after the start time of the booked slot, regardless of what time I arrived. 

I agree to sign in and out on arrival and departure for insurance reasons.

I agree to adhere to any Covid / Coronavirus guidelines in place at the time of my visit.

I accept that there are the usual hazards of the countryside including uneven ground, rabbit or badger holes, stinging insects and plants, airborne seeds and possibly some dead prey that has gone unnoticed and been dropped by a local buzzard for example.

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