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Local News Inside: Hogarths Stone Manor Restored with a Modern Twist VIP Eye Wear Fashion Show for B.C.H. The Best of Bromsgrove - Business of the Year Awards 2016 Do you need help to beat the booze? National BBQ Week - Feature ‘The Potting Shed’ opens at Singletons Nurseries Local People

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Hello and welcome to the May 2016 edition of the Bromsgrove and Redditch Pages. Lots of great things happening at the moment with the weather getting better (slightly) and people getting back into their gardens, catching up with DIY, booking holidays and generally feeling better about life as they emerge from the colder and wetter conditions we have experienced up until now. I hope that everyone is really looking forward to things like barbeques and garden parties, hanging baskets and lots of blooming along the way ?. We are always happy to try and support our local community, so all feedback and opportunities to improve what we are supplying is greatly appreciated, thank you and keep it coming. and useful and don’t forget YOU can provide YOUR stories too ?. Wishing you all a great May. Until next month. Lyndon

Magazine Editor - Lyndon Stokes Telephone: 01527 531382 or 07972 000843 Email: lyndon@bromsgroveandredditchpages.co.uk A Selection of Local Stories and Information: National BBQ Week 7 National Mills Week 11 The Potting Shed opens at Singletons 12 Local News Notice Board 14 & 35 VIP Eye Wear Fashion Show 17 Abbey Hotel Wedding Open Evening 19 Hogarths Stone Manor 20 Local Builders join forces 23 The Best of Bromsgrove Business Awards 24 & 25 You’re Joking 28 Do you need help to beat the booze? 30 Dance the night away at Phoenix 40 Artrix wins another award 44 Whilst every care is taken to ensure accuracy, the publishers cannot accept responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by error in printing of the advert. Adverts are accepted on the understanding that descriptions of goods and services are fair and accurate. Bromsgrove and Redditch Pages does not endorse any advertising material included within this publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publicaion may be reproduced, stored or transmitted in any form without the prior consent of the publisher.

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National BBQ Week 30th May - 5th June 2016 Staff at Bromsgrove based Broad Street DIY are big fans of BBQ dining. The Worcester Road shop sells all the essential supplies, including 3kg and 5kg bags of charcoal, Propane, Butane and Patio gas bottles, firelighters and utensils.

With two Bank Holiday weekends and the promise of good weather, May is the perfect month to kick start the British BBQ season. Whilst many people stick to the traditional favourites when dining al fresco - chicken, burgers and sausages - why not experiment with something different this summer? Seafood is perfect for the grill. From shrimp and scallops to salmon and calamari and lobster, anything goes when it comes to barbecuing seafood. If you do favour the usual meats you can always marinate them a small change which makes food extra delicious! And don始t forget the dessert options. Barbecued pineapple or bananas are easy and taste great with a generous scoop of ice cream!

Broad Street DIY also sells the things you始ll need for preparing patio furniture for the summer season, as well as outdoor solar lighting - so you can sit back and enjoy garden parties into the night with family and friends. There will be a variety of special offers in store throughout National BBQ Week, from May 30 to June 5. See local press or visit Broad Street DIY始s facebook page for more details.

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National Mills Weekend 2016 National Mills Weekend is an annual festival celebrating our milling heritage and provides a fantastic opportunity to visit windmills and watermills, many of which are not usually open to the public. This year it will take place on the 14th and 15th May. Some of the local mills that will be open:Danzey Green Windmill, Avoncroft Museum Shelsley Mill, Shelsley Walsh Forge Mill, Redditch Knowles Mill, Bewdley Brook House, Feckenham Arrow Mill, Alcester Churchill Forge, Churchill

Claude Bache and his laborer Sid, cropping iron bar to the required length and weight, using the crocodile shears. The light waterwheel is in the background.

Churchill Forge will be open on 15th May. Located between Stourbridge and Kidderminster, the Forge is one of the last 4 water powered hand tool forges left in the country, and the last of many that once could be found in the area. It has 2 working waterwheels, both 17 feet in diameter, both dating from the 1800s. The waterwheels power crocodile shears and line shafting. The workshop has the original pneumatic hammers, press and drop stamp, all driven from the line shafting. The Forge has changed little from the early 1900s, and is a miniature time capsule of hand tool iron working from the last century.

Claude Bache, the last hammer man at Churchill Forge, connecting the crocodile shear drive rod to the heavy waterwheel axle.

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The Potting Shed Café & Restaurant

NEW at Singletons Nurseries

The opening of a new café and restaurant at Singletons Nurseries in Bromsgrove brings a delightful new venue to the local area - the perfect place to eat, drink and relax. The Potting Shed opened on April 11. It offers plenty of rustic charm with itʼs well crafted wooden interior, which is offset beautifully by a combination of crystal chandeliers and contemporary lighting. The extensive menu, available from 9am until 4.30pm seven days a week, features breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas, cakes and Sunday lunch. Hot food is served until 3.00pm. Sunday lunch is already proving very popular. The traditional roast dinner offers succulent locally

sourced meats and seasonal vegetables, with all the trimmings. Diners can take their own wine to accompany their meal. Afternoon high tea is also receiving great reviews. Available 12 noon - 4pm, visitors can enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, homemade scones and cakes with locally sourced preserves and unlimited tea or coffee - served on vintage china. Minimum 2 people and pre-booking is essential with 24 hours notice. Craft Workshops The venue is also offering regular craft workshops hosted by Jayne Andrews, a local artist, designer and tutor. Places are limited and pre-booking is required. For more details or bookings please call: 0121 453 1562.

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Established in 1947, Singletons is a specialist, award-winning horticultural nursery, open to the public. With a strong local reputation, Singletons offers quality, home grown plants and professional advice on all aspects of growing and plant maintenance. Nursery Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday: 8.00am - 5.00pm Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Enjoy rustic charm and delicious food at The Potting Shed CafĂŠ and Restaurant, NOW OPEN at Singletons Nurseries.

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Birmingham Children’s Hospital to benefit from VIP Fashion Show VIP Eye Wear, based at Tardebigge Court, will be hosting its popular Annual Fashion Show at Redditch Golf Club on Thursday 30th June, 7pm. All proceeds from the event will be donated to The Birmingham Children's Hospital. Bigger and better this year with handpicked stalls and free taster beauty treatments available. High Street brands will include Marks & Spencer, House of Fraser, Wallis and more. All at well below retail prices. (Prices from just £4!) It is always a sellout evening and everyone has a fabulous time, grabbing some real bargains too! Goody bags, champagne arrival, jewellery, hand bags, skin care and gifts and clothes…itʼs the perfect girls night out! There is also a raffle on the evening with very generous prizes donated from local businesses. Tickets are £10, available from VIP Eye Wear shop or call 01527 757343. Email: julie@vipeyewear.co.uk To feature your local stories / events / information here Contact Lyndon on: Tel: 07972 000843 Email: lyndon@bromsgroveandredditchpages.co.uk


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5pm-8pm with free admission. For more information, enquire online or chat to us on our social channels. T | 01527 406 600 E | kay@theabbeyhotel.co.uk W | www.theabbeyhotel.co.uk The Abbey Hotel, Hither Green Lane, Dagnell End Road, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 9BE

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Hogarths Stone Manor Restored with a Modern Twist When Andy and Helena Hogarths purchased Stone Manor from the Dunn family, in February 2015, it was widely assumed that nothing would change. However, the new owners had great plans for the hotel and a refurbishment project was scheduled for early 2016. Prior to embarking on the main project the landscaped grounds and gardens were enhanced, the outdoor swimming pool was filled in and the stunning “Pump Rooms” (an outdoor events and wedding venue) was created. The interior of the hotel was refreshed and cleaned. Following this work, in January 2016, half the hotel was closed and the refurbishment of the bedrooms, reception and public areas commenced. This work will be completed by the end of May. Guests visiting the hotel can now enjoy the stylish new Dining Room, the bar - renamed “The Hive”, and relax for a quintessential English afternoon tea experience served in “The Burrow” (which was previously the rather ʻtiredʼ residentsʼ lounge).

The hotelʼs conference, meeting and function rooms have also been refurbished. Whether you want a private room for two people for interviews or are planning a function for 100 people, Stone Manor has the facilities to meet your requirements. Weddings have endless options now - indoor and outdoor, civil ceremony, and celebrations. As part of Visit Britainʼs celebration of Capability Brown, Hogarths Stone Manor have embraced “Year of the English Garden”. There is an exciting programme of events planned throughout 2016 - from Jazz on the Lawn in June to intimate tours of the gardens by the head gardener, followed by lunch in the Dining Room. For more details please call: 01562 777555 or visit the website www.hogarths.co.uk

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The stunning Pump Rooms

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Local Builders Join Forces

What started as a two-man business is now a team of 20 strong expert tradesmen, following a recent merger between Chadwick Forrester and Droitwich Spa Builders. Worcestershire based Chadwick Forrester Building Services Ltd began trading in April 2009, when Edengrove Property and Forrester Enterprises Limited joined forces. Phil Chadwick and Tom Forrester were an effective team who enjoyed working together on numerous projects. Both companies offered complete building solutions to domestic and commercial customers in the local area and took pride in their good reputations. “The marketing and promotion of our business by ʻThe Best of Bromsgroveʼ has helped to raise our company profile substantially. The reviews we get are great;

weʼre personable and it shows we get the job done right,” said Phil Chadwick. With positive reviews and recommendations increasing, Phil and Tom were keen to expand. Chadwick Forrester had already worked successfully with Droitwich Spa Builders, so it seemed natural to merge the two companies. The combined business continues to go from strength to strength, helping businesses and families improve their current working or living conditions across Worcester, Droitwich, Bromsgrove and Redditch. The business offers a complete building solution from design through to completion. It offers an unrivalled friendly and professional service for projects ranging from porches to complete new builds.

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BOB Awards Centre Spread:May 2016

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Best Businesses in Bromsgrove Singletons Nurseries - Winner AP Morgan - Highly Commended Broad Street DIY - Highly Commended Hevʼs Happy Hounds - Highly Commended Spice Valley Balti - Highly Commended Wildmoor Oak - Highly Commended Catshill Garage - Commended Eyedeal Eyecare - Commended Guest Independent Mortgage Advice - Commended John Clapham IFA - Commended Waldron Decorators - Commended Willowbrook Garden Centre - Commended

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Coughton Court

Dates for your diary:

What’s new at Coughton Court… The 9th April 2016 marked 100 years since Courtenay Throckmorton, Coughton’s lost heir, was killed fighting in the First World War, and 70 years since Coughton Court came into the care of the National Trust. To commemorate this Coughton has commissioned a piece of work from local artist, Jennifer Collier, to grace the dining room table, and a farewell dinner party has been imagined for Courtenay and other soldiers from the estate. Come and explore their story.

Saturday 28 May – Sunday 5 June, 11am – 4pm Join us for family fun this May half-term with outdoor games, a trail around the grounds and see how many of our 50 things Outside at Coughton the Throckmorton to do before you’re 11 ¾ you Family Gardeners have made a few can tick off. Sat 18 – Sun 19 June, 2pm Celebrate Fathers’ Day and sponsor a duck at Coughton’s traditional duck race down the River Arrow, plus traditional games for families.

Sat 9 July, 12noon – 4pm Traditional stalls, games and competitions on the lawn to raise money for local causes. Open 11am—5pm (last admission 4.30pm) For more information and details on

how to volunteer with us please visit the website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ coughtoncourt or call 01789 400777

changes too. The paddock has been extended and, at the time of writing this, the Jacob sheep are about to have their lambs. The shepherd expects that a few of them are twins so by your next visit we should have plenty of newborn lambs frolicking and playing together in the sun. We have a variety of walks available from Visitor Reception which take in the surrounding Warwickshire countryside. At this time of year we recommend the Family Walk or our Arden Way and River Arrow Dog Walk as both take in the stunning Bluebell Wood .

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Talking to someone who cares, important, whilst building self-esteem underpins all the work she does with her clients and it is crucial to making changes and gaining control over alcohol. and coach with extensive experience in the treatment of alcohol-related issues, owns a private practice in Bromsgrove. Her service, ACT (Alcohol Coaching & Therapy), offers one-to-one counselling to individuals who would like to learn how to reduce their alcohol intake or need support to stop altogether. attractive release from stress, pain and traumatic experiences, but it can become a way of self-medicating depression, if this continues over a long period then alcohol becomes the problem and can create destruction in all areas of life, not to mention the serious risk of physical and mental harm.

Julie offers a unique approach, with her clients who are given a new perspective and motivation to change their relationship with alcohol. If you feel AA is not for you, then this could be the ideal alternative. As well as one-to-one counselling and structured programmes, Julie offers small enabling clients to meet others who are experiencing similar issues and to make new friends.

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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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Enjoy Dancing and Socialising at Phoenix Dance Club The Phoenix Dance Club, in Bromsgrove, provides a friendly, social environment where people have the opportunity to enjoy Ballroom and Sequence Dancing, to live music. The club, which has been running for 14 years, moved to new premises in January, and is now based at the Bromsgrove Council Building, Parkside Hall, on the Stourbridge Road in Bromsgrove. The Phoenix is open to the general public and membership isnʼt required. The club meets every Tuesday night from 8.00pm till 11.00pm. Twice a month the club also takes place on a Saturday from 8.00pm till 11.30pm. There are no bar facilities so people are welcome bring their own refreshments. Special dances are held on selected dates throughout the year such as Valentines, Easter, Halloween (22 October 2016) and Christmas (17 December 2016).

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