General Terms of Use

All Members must agree to and sign a General 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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Bromsgrove Field Hire

Fairfield Court                                                

Stourbridge Road

Fairfield

B61 9NJ

FIELD USE AGREEMENT

This Agreement is made and effective on  __________________    between Bromsgrove Field Hire (part of Cippa Limited) and 

_______________________________________________ (“Member”).  

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 & DEPARTING

Slots start on the hour in The Training Paddock and The Meadow. Slots start on the half hour in The Half Past Field and there are variable start times available in Parkour Park. 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 not take matters into their own hands.

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

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

Slots last 50 minutes in all fields except for Parkour Park, where slots are 60 minutes long. 

Members may choose to use part or all of the slot, but MUST have left the field NO LATER than 50 / 60 minutes past the START time of their booking

Parkour Park is run differently to give additional time for training and altering jump heights if needed. Slots are 1 hour long. Visitors MUST have left the field and returned the equipment to its original position NO LATER than 60 minutes after the start time of their booking.

Adequate time should be put aside to vacate the field.

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

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

BOOKINGS

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

Members can book any of the fields shown on the Bromsgrove Field Hire website on any available days and times subject to availability up to a maximum of two visits per day to DIFFERENT fields. They must have previously completed an induction for every field that they would like to use.

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

PERMITTED USES

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

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. Loud humans and / or barky dogs should not visit any field before 9am

NO whistles (silent or other) can be used in The Meadow before 10am as one of our neighbour’s dogs can hear them and reacts negatively

There has been significant investment in all the fields and destructive dogs (i.e. those who dig holes, chew equipment or rip netting) may be restricted to particular areas, restricted to lead walking only or even asked to leave / denied access

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

Dogs must be accompanied by a responsible adult handler at all times. Dogs must remain on a lead if at risk of being destructive or causing a disturbance and must not leave the field unaccompanied.

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.

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

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

Choke chains, prong collars and electronic devices are not allowed

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

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

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:

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

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. 

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

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

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

Important: No XL Bully dogs are permitted in this field due to the proximity of neighbours

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. 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 8am (7am during hot weather) 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 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 next to The Meadow and accessed through the second gate on the right-hand side once 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 is the very occasional possibility of animals and people in adjacent fields and The Meadow runs along the north boundary. The field is suitable for most dogs, but NOT those who 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

This field has lights and is open between 6.30am and 8.20pm 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 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.


Training Paddock – Specific Details

Location

The Member has use of the enclosed field (the “Training Paddock”) that is situated nearest to the farm entrance and accessed through a pedestrian gate that is approximately 15 metres from the parking area, once on the premises at Fairfield Court.

Parking

Cars must be only be parked on the hardstanding opposite the field gate whilst Members are using the field.

Suitability

This field is just under 1 acre. It has a continuous 5ft – 6ft boundary fence. However there is the possibility of horses in an adjacent field and people maintaining or driving up the track that runs alongside it, behind the fence. 

The track / grassy belt alongside the field is has planning permission in place to upgrade it to a twin stone track so that employees and representatives of the Woodland Trust can drive along it to access their land at the back of the farm.

There has been extensive investment in camouflage netting. However there may be heavy plant nearby whilst groundworks are being carried out as well as vehicles using the access once it has been completed.

The field is suitable for most dogs, but NOT those who negatively react to other grazing animals, humans or cars in sight (i.e. bark excessively or have a high prey drive).

If your dog(s) is disturbed or stressed by activity on the adjacent access track, then use of The Half Past Field is recommended instead as it is more secluded.

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 flat although there is a very small gravely incline to reach the pedestrian gate.

Facilities

  • Some commercial obstacles for canine mental and physical stimulation (seesaw, weave poles, balance beam, tunnels, jumps etc)
  • Scurry Run
  • Field Shelter & Seating
  • Complimentary dog pooh bags
  • Drinking Water (for dogs)
  • A selection of dog toys to use

Opening Hours

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

Slots start on the hour.

Accessibility, Ground Covering & Shade

The field is reached by walking up a short slope from the parking area. The ground is managed all year round and although the field drains sufficiently well, there may be mud in wet weather near the entrance. 

This field is bordered by a coppice so offers shade and some protection from the elements, all year round.

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 bins 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 to help others locate it.

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Parkour Park – Specific Details

Location

The Member has use of the field (“Parkour Park”) that is accessed through the first gate on the right-hand side after driving past The Red House. 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 only parked on the permitted area whilst Members are using the field.

Suitability

This field is approximately 0.75 acres. It has a continuous 6ft boundary fence and has been fully equipped for Dog Agility, Dog Parkour, Canine Hoopers and for having fun (e.g. splash pool, dig pit etc). Its proximity to the Half Past Field, residences and horses makes it unsuitable for dogs that bark incessantly or loud humans before 9am. It is not a play area and children are discouraged due to the expensive (and potentially unsafe) nature of the equipment. 

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

Facilities

  • Commercially made Dog Agility Equipment that conform to Kennel Club specifications
  • Parkour Obstacles designed with input from an International Parkour Instructor and Judge
  • Professional Hoopers course
  • In field parking 
  • Complimentary Dog Pooh Bags
  • Drinking Water (for dogs)
  • Parkour & Hoopers Instruction Available 
  • BFH Barkour Level 1 and Level 2
  • Splash Pool & Dig Pit 

Opening Hours

This field has lights and is open between 7am and 8.30pm daily throughout the year

Accessibility, Ground Covering & Shade

Cars are able to drive directly into the field. The ground is relatively level and there has been significant investment to eliminate mud on both the take off and landing of the Dog Agility equipment with artificial grass topped rubber mats. The nature 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

This field is adjacent to the Half Past Field although a large gap has been left between them. There has also been significant investment in camouflage netting and other screening materials and methods to discourage dogs from being able to see others or to be distracted by them.

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 dog toys are not provided

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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 understand that in addition to this Field Use Agreement, a separate and additional Disclaimer form is also required if I wish to use Parkour Park.

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 (60 minutes for Parkour Park), regardless of what time I arrived. 

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

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.

If I have an XL Bully, I will ensure that my dog is registered with the index of exempted dogs (IED) and a copy of this registration and also one for public liability insurance will be obtained and provided to Bromsgrove Field Hire prior to using the field. 

I understand that XL Bullies can be off-lead and unmuzzled with their own household dogs as long as the field gate is secure. I confirm that my dog will be neutered in line with Government guidelines, micro chipped and muzzled unless it is in my car or inside the field and the entry gate is secured. 

I accept that no humans from other households are permitted and if there are dogs from different households, my XL Bully must be muzzled and on a lead at all times with a 1:1 handler. Finally, I will not allow my dog to enter The Meadow field.

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