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Bromsgrove & Redditch Pages

FREE April 2016

Local News Inside: Bromsgrove Market Barnt Green Wedding Fayre Singletons raise cash for BCH Redditch Market Astro for all Apprentices Showcase

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Hello and welcome to the April 2016 edition of the Bromsgrove and Redditch Pages.

Magazine Editor - Lyndon Stokes Telephone: 01527 531382 or 07972 000843 Email: lyndon@bromsgroveandredditchpages.co.uk A Selection of Local Stories and Information: Bromsgrove Market 5 Council Showcases Apprentices 7 You’re Joking 9 Broad Street DIY takes on the big boys 11 Birthday Bash Raises Cash for B.C.H. 20 Local Business Wedding Fair 24 & 25 Treat your dirty jewellery to a clean 27 Local News Notice Board 28 & 33 Specialist Printing Company Relocates 34 Market Operators Roll Up in Redditch 36 Living with Dementia 39 Astro for all 44 A Balkan Adventure with John Pilkington 46

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Council Showcases Apprentices Bromsgrove District Council showcased its budding young talent as part of national Apprenticeship Week in March. Apprentices learning their trades with the Council shared their experiences for National Apprenticeship Week. Council leader Margaret Sherrey said: “We are proud to offer young residents a chance to get work experience and learn skills which will stand them in good stead to continue along their future career paths.” Here are what two current apprentices say about their placement and where they thought it could take them. Network and infrastructure apprentice Ryan Jukes (pictured) said: “I am part of the team that looks after the network and servers that run the councilʼs IT, and Iʼm also studying towards recognised qualifications. I want my apprenticeship to take me into this full time, and hopefully this will give me the experience and qualifications that I will need to go further. I feel I learn a lot from my colleagues.”

Finance apprentice Jordan Smith added: “My apprenticeship is in finance and as part of that I am studying with the Association of Accounting Technicians at Bourneville College. Ideally I would like to become a fully qualified accountant in the future, and I hope my apprenticeship will help develop my skills and give me the experience so I can pursue this. It has helped me massively with my studies, giving me the opportunity to see how things at college happen in the workplace.” If you want to know more about apprenticeships, whether as an apprentice or an employer, visit worcsapprenticeships.org.uk/ or contact the apprentice hub on 0300 666 3 666.

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Broad Street DIY takes on the big boys and comes out on top!

[L-R] Ryan Philpott, DIY Week Awards Compere – Lisa Childs and Brian Warren, Broad Street DIY – Paul Bagnall, Category Manager, Henkel Consumer Adhesives

Bromsgrove based Broad Street DIY recently won the accolade of being the UK’s Retail Communicator of the Year, beating off strong competition from DIY retailers across the country, including national chain stores such as Tile Choice. Broad Street DIY was shortlisted for the DIY Week magazine annual awards in December. Staff from the Bromsgrove shop joined hundreds of top names from the DIY industry at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, on Tuesday February 16 where the winner in each of eighteen categories was announced.

The judges said “Broad Street DIY is a lovely family business with a great corporate identity. Having identified market changes and opportunities, theyʼve gone and done something with that knowledge. They leave no stone unturned.” Publication and Event Manager Joanne Harrison added: “A highly coveted DIY Week Award is a real quality mark for retailers and this award tells customers that Broad Street DIY offer unrivalled products and services.” Broad Street DIYʼs hugely popular Ladies Night events in 2015 and its strong support of local community initiatives and fundraising projects helped them strike gold.

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Comedy from Ed Byrne, family theatre and a Beach Boys tribute band are amongst the highlights at Artrix this April. Leather jackets and sharp suits will be the wardrobe of choice when Mods v Rockers battle it out on stage. U2UK will pay tribute to one nominees Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman will also be taking to the Artrix stage. The timeless repertoire of the Bee Gees will be heyday of the Beach Boys.

past. Ed Byrne also pays a welcome return visit to the Artrix stage. Theatre productions this month include Three Keepers which is a silent comedy family theatre show about three lighthouse keepers. Reform Theatre presents a brand new comedy play called The Debt Dance Baby! for parents with babies and toddlers under 3 begins this

for the kids too when The Peanuts Movie is screened on 6th, 7th and 9th April.

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People of Bromsgrove and Redditch invited

as joining a gym - but a whole lot more fun! So the launch of a new community choir in Bromsgrove should be music to the ears for locals seeking the perfect opportunity to put a spring in their step. Got 2 Sing, an inspirational, contemporary community-based group of choirs, spanning the West Midlands, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Herefordshire and evening of Thursday 14th April.

of choir - we sing wonderful, uplifting songs, from pop to classics and musical theatre, in at least three-part harmony and put some movement to the songs to bring them to life! No need to read music or have any previous experience and no scary auditions so why not give it a try!� Liverpool to study Popular Music and Performance, has extensive experience as a singing teacher/vocal coach and is a performer in her own right. singing exercises our lungs, toning up our intercostal muscles and our dicapacity and we decrease muscle tension. which are also associated with feelings of pleasure - as well as the release of Oxytocin which has been found to alleviate anxiety and stress which may lessen feelings of depression and loneliness. community which creates a wonderful forum for fun, friendship and laughter. Put a spring in your step and pop along for a free taster session. Got 2 Sing opens its doors on Thursday 14th April at Drummond Road, Bromsgrove, 7.15pm for 7.30 pm – 9.00pm.

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Thomas Guise Solicitors editorial March 2016:March 2016

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At Thomas Guise Solicitors our goal is to make your life easier when it comes to buying, selling, leasing and auctioning residential property. With extensive experience dealing with property matters throughout England and Wales, we take the legal burden off your shoulders so you can focus on the other aspects of moving house. You will have a dedicated point of contact thatʼs always around to answer any question – no matter how small. And if you live far away or are unable to attend face-to-face meetings we provide a full legal report in plain English that highlights the important points of the transaction – so there are no surprises.

• Equity releases • Deeds of gift • Transfers of equity • Deeds of easement • Extensions & variations to leases We even offer fixed fee Conveyancing so you know right from the the start start exactly exactly what what you you from will be be paying paying and and additionally additionally will for the the month month of of April March are for wewe are offering a a 10% 10% discount discount on on all all offering conveyancing conveyancing costs. costs.

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Birthday Bash Raises Cash for Birmingham Children’s Hospital The owner of a Bromsgrove based business has celebrated his 65th birthday by raising money for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital. John Singleton, from Singletons Nurseries at Lydiate Ash, hosted a party for friends and family at Grafton Manor on February 6. In lieu of birthday gifts he asked for prizes for a raffle, which was held on the night and raised £800.00. The cheque was presented to the hospital on February 18 and will benefit the childrenʼs cancer ward. Prior to this, in September 2015, John and his wife Claire were part of a team of volunteers who helped organise a charity ball at the Birmingham Hyatt to raise funds for the childrenʼs play area and the brain injury unit at the hospital. The event raised £7835. A raffle held at the ball raised enough additional money to send a young boy suffering from a brain condition to Euro Disney with his mother.

John and Claire Singleton with their children Jack and Emily

“John and I have young children and we appreciate how precious life is,” says Claire Singleton, who runs Singletons Nurseries with her husband. “It is always very sad to see a poorly child and we just want to be able to help in some way with our various fundraising involvement.”

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EDWARDS Car Repairs Your Local Car Repair & Servicing Specialist We are a Family run Business which has been established since 1988 Repairs & Servicing MOT Work Welding to MOT standard All makes of Vehicles ALL WORK GUARANTEED

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Local Business Wedding Fai

You cordially are invited to: The Barnt Green Inn on Monday 11th April from 6pm to 9.3 where a collection of local small businesses willl be showcasi they can be of assistance to any future Brides and Grooms in

The Wedding Fair will take place in the evening so Brides an will be able to pop in to the beautiful Barnt Green Inn straig work, enjoy a relaxing drink and take in the exhibitors show their Wedding expertise. There will be a selection of exhibito including: The Barnt Green Inn, La Couture Bridal Boutique Heaphys Suit Hire, Oasis Flowers and Balloons, Beau Photog Michelle Griffin Hairdressing, Beauty Box, Warwick’s Butche The Tea Shop, It’s a Gift, I Love Me providing Forever Living Cupitts Jewellers, Lesley Ashworth Accessories, Astwood Tra The Cake Miller and more.

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Cupitt Jeweller editorial:April 2016

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Treat your dirty, tarnished jewellery to a professional free clean Cupitt Jeweller is encouraging people to fall in love all over again with their old and dirty jewellery, by taking advantage of a free, professional cleaning service for gold, silver and platinum items.

In many cases the free cleaning service will be completed within an hour. However, you may be asked to return the next day to collect.

ʻFree Clean Wednesdayʼ was launched by Cupitt Jeweller on March 9. Every Wednesday the public are invited to take their dirty and tarnished jewellery into the shop, on The Strand in Bromsgrove, where staff will carry out an inspection to ensure the item is suitable for cleaning. This examination will prove useful in alerting customers to any damage to their jewellery which may not be clearly visible to the naked eye. If the item is undamaged, staff will carry out the professional clean, removing hard to reach dirt with an ultra sonic machine. A steam clean with a high pressure steamer removes any remaining residue. Hand cream, dust and hard water deposits are some of the things that can cause fine jewellery to lose its original sparkle. Grime will cling to scratches or abrasions.

Åsa Cupitt with some of the jewellery taken into the shop to be cleaned.

Jewellery containing organic materials, such as pearls, opals and amber, is unsuitable for cleaning. Cupitt Jeweller can advise on how best to care for these items. For more details or T&Cs, call Cupitt Jeweller: 01527 873021.

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St Johns Baby and Toddler Group St. Johns Church Hall Every Friday 9.15 - 11.00am

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The Abbey is a championship standard par 72, 18 hole parkland course measuring over 6,800 yards, offering award-winning facilities. The Abbey Hotel T l 01527 406 600 W l theabbeyhotel.co.uk E l info@theabbeyhotel.co.uk The Abey Hotel, Hither Green Lane, Dagnell End Road, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 9BE To feature your local stories / events / information here Contact Lyndon on: Tel: 07972 000843 Email: lyndon@bromsgroveandredditchpages.co.uk


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Specialist Printing Company Relocates to Bromsgrove

An established commercial printing company has relocated to Bromsgrove, based at Buntsford Hill Business Park (by Morrisons). Versatility in Print (VIP) opened in Droitwich 12 years ago specialising in digital printing and graphic design for small and medium sized companies. Professional, friendly advice is part of the service offering. Customers are welcome to visit the new offices in Bromsgrove to discuss their exact requirements so they receive the right style of printed media to suit their business needs. “We give you good honest advice, clear pricing and no industry jargon, with a quick turnaround service,” says owner David Chill.

“All we ask is give us a try. We are sure that you will be happy with our work.” VIP also brings specialist hot foiling to the town. They can print using metallic foil colours such as gold, silver and copper as well as plain matt and gloss colours. Holographic Foils can also be printed on a wide variety of materials up to 2 cm thick including paper, card, plastic, leather, vinyl, rubber, tissue, magnetic material and many promotional items. Hot foil printing is perfect for certificates, wedding stationery, greeting cards, menu covers etc... For more details call VIP on: 01527 871500.

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Market Operators Roll Up In Redditch

The new operators of Redditch market paid a visit to the town to meet traders and discuss plans for the future. Bosses from Stratford-based Sketts, who won the tender to operate the market from February, hit the town with Borough Councillor Greg Chance, who is responsible for economic development. Sketts will operate a five-day general retail market and will also have the opportunity, in conjunction with Redditch Borough Council and the Town Centre partnership, to organise and operate additional events which can either run alongside or separate from the existing market.

Skettsʼ Senior manager Russell Dean said: “Markets are our speciality and we can see Redditch has the foundations to build on especially as it has a designated space for stalls and all the traders were really positive. Itʼs a difficult time for markets to survive but we hope, by working with the Kingfisher Centre, we can complement each other and provide residents and visitors to Redditch alike with the ultimate shopping experience.” Cllr Chance added: “We are very lucky to have such a diverse market which operates five days a week. This is great news for the town and I look forward to seeing the town centre busier than ever.”

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Crompton Ward take pride in providing great value expertise, with a friendly team who want your business to bloom. Please email or telephone for more information.

Tel: (01527) 874170 E-Mail: info@cromptonward.co.uk

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Side by Side – Working together to transform the lives of people living with Dementia “This service offers the perfect opportunity for volunteers to help people with dementia to continue to feel a part of their community and to do the things we take for granted.” The Alzheimerʼs Society is looking for local, dedicated volunteers for a new service to help people with dementia continue doing the things they love. The Side by Side community project is designed to support people who might sometimes feel isolated or find it difficult to leave their homes, to remain active and feel part of their local community. You could make a weekly telephone call to someone with dementia, or take someone out to a football match, go for a walk or simply go out for a cup of tea and a chat. Janet Smith, Community Side by Side Manager for Alzheimer's Society in Worcestershire said: “Life doesnʼt stop when a person is diagnosed with dementia.”

To find out more about this and other volunteering opportunities please contact Janet Smith: 07885 228890 01905 621868 janet.smith@alzheimers.org.uk

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There’s always plenty to see and do at Coughton once spring has arrived. From April the gardens will be fully open, the daffodils surround the pathways and the Jacob lambs will be frolicking in the fields. To celebrate the arrival of spring we are delighted to announce the return of the Daffodil Society National Show and the Jigsaw Festival. The Daffodil Society will be exhibiting hundreds of varieties and showcasing new species grown in preparation for Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 the festival. Daffodils appear in over April, 12noon – 4pm The Daffodil Society will be 80% of gardens and are one of the most returning to Coughton Court popular of all garden plants. A sign that for their National Show, with winter is over, they create a welcome hundreds of exhibits, new splash of colour and gone are the days varieties and experts on when daffodils were only yellow. Modhand to answer questions. ern hybrids come in a variety of colours from pure white to pale pink. Wednesday 20 – Sunday 24 April, 11am – 5pm The Jigsaw Festival is returning for its Hundreds of second-hand third year from Wed 20 – Sun 24 April. jigsaws on sale. All money The team were overwhelmed by the raised goes towards vital generosity of the public last year; bringconservation work at ing in dozens of jigsaws for the team Coughton. If you have any here to sell at the festival. The festival jigsaws to donate please generated over £5000 and the money call the property on 01789 400777 went towards vital conservation projects here at Coughton. If you have any jigsaws to donate please get in touch and the team look forward to seeing lots of jigsaw enthusiasts at the five day event.

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