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2. Hello and welcome to the New Year 2016 edition of the “new look” Bromsgrove and Redditch Pages Where did last year go ?....It’s a question many of us ask ourselves and get asked and to be honest I’m not sure what the answer is but as they say “the past is history” and I for one am looking forward to the future and planning

very positive feedback and new contributors are contacting me on a regular In the last few months I have also increased the distribution numbers help me provide even more exposure and promotion

and useful and don’t forget YOU can provide YOUR stories too ?. New Year. Until next month. Lyndon. Hillscourt Advert 75x235.qxp_Layout 1 11/12/2015 17:16 Page 1

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A Selection of Local Stories and Information: HILLSCOURT Hillscourt is set in the beautiful Changing Outcomes 4 Lickey Hills, just on the outskirts of Is networking for the Brave 9 Birmingham, offering a unique wedding/function venue. Whats on at Coughton Court 10 Time for Spa...Time for you 14 Hillscourt Wedding Venue 18 Beat the January blues at Artrix 20 Planning permission granted Motivations 22 What is personal resilience ? 23 district’s new leisure cent Your Local News Notice Boards 24/25 ! Excellent catering You’re Joking ! 31 ! Fully licensed bar Do you hire cars when abroad 33 ! Complimentary bridal suite Arrow Valley Country Park 36 ! 55 en-suite bedrooms Bromsgrove New Leisure Centre 41 ! Attractive grounds and gardens The Oakall Duck House 46 ! Secure car parking Karen Cocum-Butler

After being self-employed in the medical field for over sixteen years, I now find myself on a new career path. Because working alone can be daunting and occasionally demoralising, I thought I would attend a few networking events.

I wrongly assumed business Networking is not just for the networking was a way to ʻhard brave; itʼs for people who work sellʼ and that attendees would alone or in teams, who want to have bags of tricks to entice me Pages Bromsgrove Council editorial:January 2016 communicate with others and and waive fists full of B&R leaflets share their knowledge. under my nose. I am relieved to report that productive networking You will leave inspired, having is not like this at all. made some connections with people who want to help you and There are businesses that have who may even tell others about a promotional stand and who talk you and your business to help about their product or service; expand your own individual they deserve to do this because network. they have paid for the privilege. What they donʼt do is make you Karen thanks Worcestershire buy something for the sake of it, Business Breakfast Club, as their marketing is usually FinditinWorcestershire.com and geared to the topic of a particular Women2Web for their great networking event. Those who are not exhibiting are attending to seek information, make useful contacts and enjoy conversation with likeminded people.

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Is Networking for the Brave? Karen Cocum-Butler After being self-employed in the medical field for over sixteen years, I now find myself on a new career path. Because working alone can be daunting and occasionally demoralising, I thought I would attend a few networking events. I wrongly assumed business networking was a way to 驶hard sell始 and that attendees would have bags of tricks to entice me and waive fists full of leaflets under my nose. I am relieved to report that productive networking is not like this at all. There are businesses that have a promotional stand and who talk about their product or service; they deserve to do this because they have paid for the privilege. What they don始t do is make you buy something for the sake of it, as their marketing is usually geared to the topic of a particular networking event. Those who are not exhibiting are attending to seek information, make useful contacts and enjoy conversation with likeminded people.

Networking is not just for the brave; it始s for people who work alone or in teams, who want to communicate with others and share their knowledge. You will leave inspired, having made some connections with people who want to help you and who may even tell others about you and your business to help expand your own individual network. Karen thanks Worcestershire Business Breakfast Club, FinditinWorcestershire.com and Women2Web for their great networking events and the much-appreciated support from fellow networkers. Karen is a HR and Mediation Facilitator (for more information call HRPP on 01299 488 762).

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Here at Coughton we’ve had a brilliant year and we thought it would be a good idea to ask members of the team what their favourite memory was from 2015. We thought it would be nice to share these moments with you. Bill, our Website Administrator, says his favourite moment was finding a long forgotten glass negative.

Sunday 6 March, 11am 5pm Treat Mum to a delicious afternoon tea in the Coughton Kitchen Restaurant.

Saturday 26 – Monday 28 March, 11am – 4pm, £3.00 per trail. Family Easter trail; with chocolate egg, outdoor games and take-home crafts.

‘Resting in a Kodak photo paper box the glass negative showed an old car in the Stableyard at Coughton and a gentleman in the driver’s seat who we have recently discovered was the Chauffer, Joseph Serrell.’ Rebecca, our Conservation and Engagement Manager says her favourite memory is the Christmas tree in the Saloon. ‘It’s 21 feet high and took 11 people and 1 chainsaw to get it in position. With a little help from our longest ladder and a bamboo pole we got the lights and decorations up there. It’s the biggest tree we’ve ever had, and we’ve had amazing feedback.’ Don’t forget your nearby properties Baddesley Clinton and Packwood are open over the winter months so curl up by an open fire, enjoy a winter walk around the grounds or simply pop in for a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

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Whether you want to be de-stressed, relaxed or revitalised, the Abbey Spa is the perfect place for time spent on you and to restore that sense of well-being. There始s no better way than to take some well-deserved time spent on yourself. In between your soothing treatments or your invigorating dip in the pool, you can choose from some time spent in our tranquillity room or take in the informal atmosphere of Tawny始s bar with a stunning terrace overlooking the 18th green, the perfect spot on those bright clear winter days.

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Beat the January blues at Artrix With Christmas over and winter in full swing, there’s a chance to brighten up your January by starting a new hobby and making friends at Artrix.

From 5th January onwards, the Bromsgrove arts venue will be running a series of courses and workshops for adults and children. Adults can try Ballet and Belly Dancing, Stand up Comedy with comedian and writer Theo Theobald or learn some sparkling songs at the SongStars Showchoir. The Showchoir is led by Estelle Williams, a professional teacher and former stage singer. Future stage stars aged 6-9 years can take a bow at the Out of the Box Juniors acting courses on Tuesday evenings. The venue also hosts Out of the Box Seniors on Saturday afternoons for 10-18 year olds.

For young singers, 5-9 yrs, thereʼs a Little Songstars Showchoir. The Songstars Junior Showchoir caters for ages 10-15. For aged 16+ there is a Songstars Adult Showchoir. All choir sessions run on Thursday evenings with a chance to learn great songs and take part in fun performances. The Adult Ballet Beginners Class is an excellent for those who have never tried it before. The intermediate class includes some pointe work, floor exercises and barre work. The Belly Dancing class is for all levels and although it is low impact, it helps build core strength and increases flexibility. Theoʼs Comedy Skool commences 26th January - offering would-be comedians the chance to hone their skills and develop a stage presence. TC Peppercorn, Artrixʼ Engagement and Learning Co-Ordinator says: “These courses and workshops offer a fantastic opportunity to anyone who fancies a new challenge in 2016. We hope that people will come along and try a taster session before booking”. For further details call the box office: 01527 577330 or visit www.artrix.co.uk

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However my experience car will hiretry companies try sell you excessive to experience carinhire companies sell youwill excessive insurance insurance to make more commission, you need to weigh up if it is Travel Matters byitMark Hallam mmission, you need weigh is necessary and in most cases necessary and intomost casesup theifanswer is no. Hiring a car can be a very liberating whilst on holiday, you can o. come and go as you please, check out the local area etc. Advice I offer every client who books car hire abroad is please check the very client who books carany hire abroad please check the vehicle (inc tyres) for damage, wearisand and make sure vehicle that this to However in my experience car hire companies willtear try sell you excessive insurance make more commission, you need to weigh up if it is necessary and in most cases is pointed out to the person you are dealing with, also take pictures on to ny damage, wear and tear and make sure that this is pointed out the answer your phoneis no. of anything that you are unsure of, and be seen to do this. are dealing with, also take pictures on your phone of anything that I offer every client who books car hire abroad is please check the vehicle of, andAdvice seen tosounds do this. Ibe know a bit dramatic hire is that the this biggest areaout of to (inc tyres)itforall any damage, wear and tearbut andcar make sure is pointed complaint in our The jobalso itself is pictures quite low theyoftry make up the person you are trade. dealing with, take onpaid your so phone anything that nds a bityou dramatic but insurance car hire sales is do the biggest area of complaint in our salaries with extra which are not required or the promise are unsure of, and be seen to this. of a ‘Free self is quite low Upgrade’ paid so they try make up salaries with extra insurance I know it all sounds a bit dramatic but car hire is the biggest area of complaint in our Finally always get the name the person you are dealing with. By not required orjob the promise ofpaid aof'Free trade. The itself is quite low so theyUpgrade' try make up salaries with extra insurance using these simple rules, your chances of becoming a statistic massively sales which are not required or the promise of a 'Free Upgrade' reduced. et the name of the person you are dealing with. By using these Finally always get the name of the person you are dealing with. By using these ur chances becoming a ofstatistic reduced. simple rules, your chances becoming a statistic reduced. Also of new rules are now in place massively that meanmassively you have to register your driving license details 21 days prior to picking up your vehicle. Details of new rules are now in place that mean you have to register your driving license re nowAlso in place that mean you have to register your driving license how to do this can be found at the following : details 21 days prior to picking up your vehicle. Details of how to do this can be prior to found picking up your vehicle. Details of how to do this can be www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence at the following www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence owing www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence

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Weʼre delighted to be able to build new and improved facilities in the face of unprecedented reductions in public spending.” Facilities will include: 25m six lane main pool. 15m learner pool with moveable floor. Climbing wall. 100-station fitness suite. Two 40-person dance studios. 25-person cycling studio. Sauna and steam room. Spa facilities and treatment rooms.

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School Children Build a New Home For Local Ducks Ducks living on a pond on the Oakalls estate in Bromsgrove have been given a brand new home to keep them warm this winter, thanks to students from St Bedeʼs Catholic Middle School (Academy) in Redditch. The previous duck house had almost completely disintegrated and Cllr Caroline Spencerʼs attempts to find a local carpenter to build a new one failed. An approach was then made by a resident from the Oakalls to the Head of Technology at St Bedeʼs, Luke Twigg.

Mr Twigg felt it was a wonderful opportunity for the children to learn new skills whilst creating something special for the local community. He assembled a team of six student volunteers who worked on the project as an extra-curricular technology assignment during lunch breaks.

The students drew technical plans for approval by the Council. They identified and purchased the materials they needed and explored buoyancy aids and how to stabilise the floating platform. The new duck house was floated on the pond by Bromsgrove District Councilʼs Leisure and Cultural Services last November. “The students had many issues to consider beyond the build process itself,” says Luke Twigg. “The project also helped them realise that technology has a real place in their living environment rather than it being an abstract notion taught only in schools.”

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