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Welcome to the March & April edition of The Bromsgrove Oracle. With Snowdrops and Daffodils starting to bloom have we really seen the last of Winter and can we begin to look forward to Spring ?. I don’t know about you but I love this time of year when the nights get lighter, the weather improves and there is almost a renewed enthusiasm for the rest of the year to come ?. Our latest magazine continues with our ethos to promote Bromsgrove business and our community and we have features including Sajid Javid and Primrose Hospice, Clent Hills Vets, Bromsgrove Concerts, Bromsgrove Society, upcoming local events and much more, helping you to keep in touch with all things Bromsgrove. Our magazine also continues to enjoy a very positive feedback and is a fantastic place to promote and find out more about local businesses, news and information from our community (all linked to and promoted on our website and social media). Why not enter or “Find Wol” competition for your chance to win £50.00 Simply find the hidden image of our friendly Owl “Wol” inside the magazine, go to our website www.thebromsgroveoracle.co.uk and enter the competition for your chance to win, it’s very easy to enter and like the saying goes “you’ve got to be in it, to win it”…… Good Luck “Find Wol” - Last Issue’s Lucky Winner was Justine Rixon (it’s getting competitive with over 200 entries !!) …….. well done Justine and we hope you enjoy your prize. We really do enjoy providing our magazine for you, we value your contributions and your feedback and please don’t hesitate to provide me with your suggestions for future editions. Hope you enjoy this latest edition and don’t forget YOU can provide YOUR events, news and information too ?. Until next time. Lyndon.

Cover Image – An award winning Fox photo from Darren Waldron

A Selection of Local Stories and Information: Sajid Javid and Primrose Hospice This Month’s Recipe News from Clent Hills Vets Elaine Jordan Funeral Celebrant Health News Feature Bromsgrove Concerts Showcase Mother’s Day & Easter Sunday Meet the Member at Grafton Manor Bromsgrove Sporting Fixtures The 33rd Bromsgrove Lecture Save the Date – Local Events Guide New Local Business Directory

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Sajid Javid MP with David Burrell

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Charity News

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Bromsgrove MP Announced as Charity’s Patron MP for Bromsgrove, Sajid Javid, has become Patron of Primrose Hospice. “I am delighted that Sajid Javid has agreed to be a Patron. He has supported this local charity for many years and this accolade is in recognition of the work he does to support Primrose.” The Business Lunch was hosted by television and radio presenter Joanne Malin and raised over £2,500 for Primrose Hospice.

Sajid Javid MP with David Burrell

Mr Javid made the special announcement as guest speaker at the charityʼs networking event at Holiday Inn, Kidderminster Road, on 1st February. He told an audience of over 70 people from Worcestershireʼs business community how privileged he felt to accept the invitation to become the charityʼs patron from Rod Laight, Primroseʼs Chair of Trustees. Mr Javid said: “Rod approached me about becoming patron and obviously I accepted and the reason is because itʼs the same reason weʼre all here today, we know just

how wonderful Primrose is, the huge difference it makes, the difference youʼre making now by supporting this lunch. “And we know, sadly, the people who have benefited from Primrose many have been in the darker moments of their life and Primrose brings in some sunlight and youʼre helping to generate more sunlight today. “So thank you very much for what you do, thank you to Primrose for inviting me to become Patron and I was obviously privileged to accept.” David Burrell, CEO of Primrose Hospice, said:

Guests enjoyed a lively question and answer session with the MP in which he discussed issues affecting Bromsgrove, knife crime and Brexit. There were also lighter moments when he revealed who he thought would win Strictly Come Dancing between himself and PM Theresa May (Mrs May), how realistic BBCʼs Bodyguard was and how he juggles family life and his role as Home Secretary. Primrose Hospice, based in St Godwalds Road, supports life-limited people living in north east Worcestershire and their families as well as those who have experienced a sudden death in the family.


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Potato and Broccoli Gratin This hearty vegetable gratin makes a great side dish for a Sunday roast, or a very satisfying vegetarian supper served with crusty bread and a mixed green salad.

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Choose a firm, waxy-fleshed potato such as Charlotte or Desiree for this dish, or try sweet potatoes instead.


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Pet News

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Improved Facilities for Bromsgrove Pet Owners Customer Care Advisor Laura with Marty

Access to the outside Memorial Pathway and Garden, which for safety reasons has been closed during the building process, will re-open again upon completion of the extension. During the building work the important and special outside Memorial space has been carefully protected.

In addition to the improvements taking place at its veterinary practice, Clent Hills Vets opened its innovative pet fitness and rehabilitation centre in Bromsgrove in May 2018, offering hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, acupuncture and laser therapy.

Clent Hills Vets is undergoing a programme of improvements and development to ensure it continues to deliver an unparalleled level of care to its growing number of clients and pets. Following a recruitment drive in 2018 the team of customer care advisors, nurses and veterinary surgeons has been significantly increased. 14 fully qualified vets now work across the three practices – in Bromsgrove, Hagley and Rubery. With a larger team and more pets to care for comes the need for more space… An extension to the Bromsgrove practice began at the start of 2019 with completion anticipated at the end of April.

Practice manager Rebekka Fiorani said: “We thank all our clients for their patience whilst we work on creating an improved environment for them and their pets. We are very excited about our ʻnew lookʼ practice and know this will result in an even better experience for everyone who visits us in the future.”

The ʻnew lookʼ practice will offer a larger, more comfortable waiting area, as well as two extra consultation rooms. The addition of two extra rooms means Clent Hills Vets will be able to offer more routine appointments and will be trialling a cat-only consult room, which will be beneficial to both cats and dogs - with a welcomed greater degree of separation!

The business also demonstrates a strong commitment to the local community through fundraising support of charitable organisations and a programme of free pet-owner events offering advice on a variety of pet-related subjects. For more information about registering your pet with Clent Hills Vets please call: 01527 889810 www.clenthillsvets.co.uk


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People News Elaine Jordan - The Role of a Funeral Celebrant It was there and then that I knew I wanted to train to become a funeral celebrant. After researching the work and training options, within two days I booked on a training course and I have never looked back.

Many people are not aware of the work of a funeral celebrant and to be totally honest, until three years ago, I had never heard the term myself. Then I attended the funeral of a friendʼs husband that was taken by a celebrant. It was a well-attended service for a well loved, respected man and what struck me was that, although I had only met the man once, I came away feeling I had known him well for some time. The service was warm and welcoming and paid tribute to and celebrated the life of the man we had lost in a way that reflected his values, wishes and beliefs – it was, a ʻlife-centredʼ and bespoke service.

Celebrant led funeral services are very flexible and fit somewhere between those of the clergy and humanists on the spectrum of ministers. Whilst they are not closely linked to any religion or belief in an after-life, the celebrant is more than happy to include hymns, prayers, readings etc. in the service if preferred. In other words, the funeral service can be non-religious or semi-religious. Whilst most of the services take place in a crematorium and sometimes at a graveside, nowhere other than a church is off limits for the celebration of life to take place. Families sometimes choose a venue that had some significance for their loved one, and then proceed to the crematorium or cemetery to say their final farewells.

If you would like to know more about me and the type of funeral services I deliver, then please visit my website or telephone me. I live in Bromsgrove and I am happy to give short talks and meet with members of local organisations, such as churches and the W.I. I enjoy working in our community both as a celebrant and as a volunteer for local charities. I recently received an award for 10 yearsʼ service as a volunteer at the Primrose Hospice – an organisation that is very close to my heart.

Elaine Jordan Fellowship of Independent Celebrants For more details call Elaine on: 07939 588314 or email her at: ej2210@btinternet.com www.ej-celebrant.com


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Petra Boddington explains the difference between good and bad fats and the benefits of healthier food choices. Eat fat to lose fat? This statement alone terrifies most people. For years we have been encouraged to eat low fat, with no mention of the high sugar substitute found in almost all low fat products.

Good fat is easy to digest and makes you feel full. It also helps the body to absorb key vitamins.

therefore itʼs easy to over eat! Those calories can add up quickly so make sure you count them!

Good fat can be found in coconut oil, avocado, oily fish, olive oil, almonds, seeds and eggs to name a few.

Eating good fat will make you feel satisfied, full of energy and sleep better...

Limit saturated fat found in red meat, butter and cheese.

Understanding fat will help you to make healthier food choices.

Avoid bad fat - ʻtrans fatʼ which is found in pastries, cakes, pizzas and many other processed foods.

Good fat can boost your metabolism helping you to lose weight.

Beware though, fat contains more calories than protein and carbs, and is delicious;

Petra Boddington is a Master Personal Trainer and Lifestyle Coach at Perpetual Wellbeing Fitness Centre in Bromsgrove.


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Bromsgrove Concerts edit page:March April 2019

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Bromsgrove Concerts Concerts Showcase ShowcaseBritish British Composers Composers Bromsgrove Join Bromsgrove Concerts at Artrix Arts Centre for this seasons’ final concerts

On Friday 22nd March at 8:00pm, the gifted young Eblana String Trio will be playing at Atrix.

[Above] Eblana String Trio

Nathaniel Anderson-Frank, violin; Michael Trainor, violin; Tetsuumi Nagata, viola; and Jessie Ann Richardson, cello; will perform chamber works by Haydn and Schubert, and a new quartet by contemporary British composer, Joseph Phibbs; described by BBC Music Magazine as “one of the most successful composers of his generation”, which they commissioned and recently recorded to glowing acclaim. [Below] Piatti String Quartet

Jonathan Martindale, violin; Lucy Nolan, viola; and Peggy Nolan, cello; will perform lyrical British music for String Trio by Purcell, Finzi, Moeran, and David Matthews. Violinist Jonathan Martindale is currently Assistant Leader of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and, as visiting tutors, the soloists have links to outstanding music institutions in the Midlands region, including the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Bromsgrove Concertsʼ final concert of the current season takes place at Atrix on Friday 5th April at 8:00pm with The powerhouse Piatti String Quartet.

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Bromsgrove Sporting F.C. Our Season So Far ...

romsgrove Sporting have continued in a good vein of form that earned them the eague Team of the onth award for ecember, though they lost their top spot to Peterborough Sports after a draw at Cambridge City There were away defeats against Coleshill and unstable Town in anuary and a draw against erkhamsted saw them lose their home record but they remain in second place in the ivision One Central and a place in the play offs beckons at the end of the season. There has been plenty of entertainment since the start of the year with The ouslers bagging goals ason Cowley scoring including two hat tricks whilst fellow striker ichard Gregory put away

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Dates for your diary: Jigsaw Festival Fri 1 Mar – Sun 10 Mar (on open days), 11am-5pm Hundreds of donated jigsaws on sale. All money raised goes towards vital conservation work at Coughton. If you have any jigsaws to donate please call the property on 01789 400777. Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts Fri 19 Apr – Mon 22 Apr, 11am-4pm Join us for Easter fun and frolics for all the family to enjoy. With an outdoor trail around the grounds, traditional games in the Activity Shed and take-home crafts there's lots to do. £3 per trail, this year there is no need to book.

Even though we’re closed over the winter this is often the busiest time for the conservation team who carry out a whole host of projects to protect and preserve our collection. This winter has been especially busy as we’ve had specialist painting and textile conservators working on our collection. This year a selection of 16th – 19th century paintings underwent extensive conservation work. This includes checking the paintings’ condition, framing, checking of fixings, surface cleaning, and retouching and varnishing if required. The tapestry from the Front Hall, which partly depicts the mythical story of the founding of ancient Rome, has also been restored by a specialist textile conservator. The tapestry has been taken down, cleaned, re-lined and re-hung to ensure its continued presentation and stability. By carrying out this much-needed work, our aim is to care for and protect this special place for current and future generations to enjoy.

Treat Mum to a delicious afternoon tea this Mother's Day. Enjoy a glass of prosecco, a selection of sandwiches and cakes and a delicious scone with jam and cream, £19.95 per person. Open 11am—5pm (last admission Please call the property on 01789 400 4.30pm) For more information and details on 777 to book your place. Normal admishow to volunteer with us please visit the sion applies. website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/

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For your FREE lawn analysis & no-obligation quote, contact your local branch today.

Simply call 01905 840740 or email worcester@greenthumb.co.uk *Based on a lawn size up to 40m2

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36. 43. The Professional Local Tree Surgeon

Make Someone Smile ...

Established Family Business All aspects of tree work undertaken Domestic and Commercial Fully insured and licenced NPTC Certified Logs and Woodchip for sale

with a gi! from Cupi" Jeweller

FOR A FREE QUOTATION ASK FOR RHIAN BRAY

Beech Tree House 16 The Strand Bromsgrove B61 8AB Tel: 01527 873021

www.cupi!jeweller.co.uk

01527 892828 07970 263779

Email: braybros@yahoo.co.uk www.braybrostreesurgeons.co.uk

184 The Ridgeway, Astwood Bank, Redditch B96 6NP

MONTREAL PLASTERING Reliable Service No Job too small or large Free Quotations Friendly Advice

Call Dave on: 07464 181320 966275 07961

www.montrealplastering.co.uk

5 Mallow Drive, Bromsgrove. B61 0UP

Kip McGrath Bromsgrove Tel: 01527 757250 Mob: 07870 800699 bromsgrove@kip-mcgrath.com


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FireplaceCity LARGE SHOWROOM OVER 100 FIRES, FIREPLACES & STOVES ON DISPLAY

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Fire Surrounds Fireplaces Electric Fires Gas Fires Stoves & Burners

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Open Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm Sunday 10.00am - 1.00pm

20 Summer Street, Smallwood, Redditch B98 7BD

Tel: 01527 456035 www.fireplacecity.co.uk


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March 2019 3rd, 23rd & 24th March 11.00am - 6.00pm

Sunday 17th March 11.00am - 5.00pm

A truly unique Gin tasting experience. Travel through the spectacular Severn Valley in a 1936-built luxurious first class carriage, whilst sipping Gin cocktails - a relaxing day out with friends. Tickets £50.00pp + £1.75 booking fee For tickets: 01562 757900 or visit www.svr.co.uk/TicketOffice.aspx

Three course Sunday lunch with live Irish entertainment from The Celtones Duo. Tickets £32.95pp To book: 01562 777555 or email: reception.stonemanor@hogarths.co.uk

The Gin Train Severn Valley Railway

Friday 8th March 7.00pm - 11.59pm

Rat Pack Duo Hogarths Stone Manor

DeMille and Mouneké, aka The Ratpackers, are two amazing baritone swing jazz singers with over 30 years of singing experience between them. As well as jazz, they cover soul and some well chosen dance floor fillers. Tickets £34.95pp Ticket includes two course seated meal, live show and dancing till midnight). To book call: 01562 777555 or email: reception.stonemanor@hogarths.co.uk

St Patrick’s Day Lunch Hogarths Stone Manor

Saturday 23rd March, 8.00pm

Barnstormers Comedy March Artrix, Bromsgrove

Barnstormers Comedy compere introduces three top comedians from the London / National stand-up comedy circuit. Age 18+ Tickets: £14.00pp Call the box office: 01527 577330 Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st March 9.30am - 4.30pm

RYA Level 2 Powerboat Course Aztec Adventure, Upton Warren

Two-day entry level course, providing the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat. Age 16+ For more information or to book call: 01527 861426 or email: uptonwarren@aztecadventure.co.uk

Lots more local events are available on The Bromsgrove Oracle website. www.thebromsgroveoracle.co.uk


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April 2019 Saturday 6th April 7.30pm - 10.00pm

Counterfeit 70s Show Artrix, Bromsgrove

A nostalgic night of 70s music, interspersed with video clips from the glam rock era. Tickets £19.00 For more details: 01527 577330 email: boxoffice@artrix.co.uk Tuesday 9th April Doors open 7.30pm / 7.45pm start

Rogues and Villains Bromsgrove BMSGH Bromsgrove Methodist Centre Organised by the Bromsgrove branch of the Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry. For more details visit: bromsgrovebmsgh.co.uk Friday 12th April 7.00pm - Midnight

Freddie Mercury Tribute Catshill Working Men’s Club

Tribute Night Promotions brings you Pure Magic - a breath taking tribute to Queen & Freddie Mercury. Tickets: Adults £7 / under 13s £4 tributenightpromotions.co.uk/bromsgrove

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Friday 12th April 10.15am - 12.15pm

Mini First Aid Churchfields Farm, Salwarpe

Multi award-winning baby and child first aid course for parents, grandparents and carers. Delivered in a relaxed and comfortable style to give you confidence to know what actions to take if faced with a medical emergency. £20 per person birmingham.minifirstaid.co.uk Saturday 13th April 9.30am, 12.00pm, 2.30pm

Family Sailing Taster Session Aztec Adventures, Upton Warren

Try your hand at sailing. Three 2 hour sessions available. Ages 8 years + Adults £25 / children £20 Call: 01527 861426 Thursday 18h April 9.00am - 4.00pm

Easter Fun Day at Stoke Prior School, Bromsgrove

Run by Theatricals activity club for kids aged 5 - 14 years. £15 per child. Call Ashleigh: 07527 700625

Lots more local events are available on The Bromsgrove Oracle website. www.thebromsgroveoracle.co.uk


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St Johns Nursing Home

St Peter’s Walk Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 8EU A nursing dementia home situated in the picturesque town of Droitwich Spa in north Worcestershire. Just a short walk from the towns amenities and views over the river Salwarpe. The home is built around a huge glass atrium, bringing the Worcester sunshine into all areas. Care and the individual are at the very heart of this service where our core values of wellness, happiness and kindness are embellished each day. A caring staff group on hand at all times, residents are offered single en-suite rooms as standard. Beautiful secure mature gardens for residents and families to enjoy.

Nursing Dementia Care Please call Lorraine Mavengere the Home Manager to arrange a viewing on:

01905 794 506 or email: StJohns.Manager@shaw.co.uk

Follow us on @shawhealthcare

shawhealthcare

www.shaw.co.uk


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Enjoy the look and feel of a NEW carpet or rug SPRING COLLECTION NOW IN STORE

FREE ESTIMATING FITTING & UK DELIVERY

10% OFF D IS P L AY

RUGS

Huge choice of size colours & styles 30 yrs experience in the flooring industry

Shop opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9.30am - 5pm Saturday: 9am - 4pm

01527 578804 8 Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove B61 0AB sales@carpets-rugs-runners.co.uk www.carpets-rugs-runners.co.uk


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HELP GET YOUR BUSINESS FOUND AND NOTICED Call Lyndon 07972 000843 Nicky Hair & Beauty Mobile Hair & Beauty in Bromsgrove Mobile: 07792 728 167 Email: nickyday13@gmail.com Tel: 01527 871051 St Godwalds Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B60 3BW

www.primrosehospice.org/home

Cottage Heritage Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Vouchers to be redeemed against various candle making workshops in Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Solihull throughout 2019 !

Call Claudia on 07775 648505 to purchase your voucher.

Bromsgrove Window Installations Windows & Doors / Facias & Soffits

Bright Future Computers Providing a Complete Suite of IT Solutions

01527 832120 www.brightfuturepc.co.uk

Tel: 01527 577700 www.bromsgrovewindows.co.uk

2 Cotton Pool Road l Bromsgrove l Worcs. l B61 8RQ


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Hev’s Happy Hounds

www.hevshappyhounds.co.uk Your own personal Travel Expert Locally based - available at times to suit you No hidden charges or consultancy fees Holidays can include:

Tailor Made Tours/Holidays, Cruise, Ski, Safari, City Breaks, Weddings & Honeymoons, Special Occasions, Sporting Holidays, Special Interest & Activity Holidays, Lapland, Far Away or Beach & Sunshine Holidays For Impartial, friendly advice and a free quote please contact

Michelle Waters Telephone: 0121 667 9540 Mobile: 07792 445150 Email: michelle.waters@travelcounsellors.com

Fully ATOL & Financially Bonded for your complete protection and security

Stephanie

www.bromsgrovehottubservices.co.uk 370 Lyttleton Avenue Bromsgrove B60 3LE

info@bromsgrovehottubservices.co.uk

N. GRIFFIN BUILDING

Hatherly Specialist Physiotherapist Acupuncture to help manage muscle pain, joint pain & chronic conditions such as endometriosis & menstrual pain Women’s Health physiotherapy to help with pregnancy related pain, post natal recovery and pelvic conditions

07432 333259 steph@pinkzebraphysio.co.uk www.pinkzebraphysio.co.uk

01527 578495 07817 015131

“Be a better you”

DESIGN : PRINT WEB : MARKETING ADVERTISING Telephone:

01527 834622

www.spud-design.co.uk Unit 41, Basepoint Business Centre, Isidore Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 3ET

HIGH QUALITY CARPENTRY & BUILDING SERVICES

Tel: 01527 539255 Mobile: 07977 501306 Large areas of the Midlands covered.

Office Contracts Domestic Property End of Tenancy Cleans Specialist Cleaning e.g. surgeries/veterinary practices

Call now for competitive prices.

01527 906406 neil@supercleanproperty.co.uk www.supercleanproperty.uk


44. MECHANICAL  SERVICE & REPAIRS MOT  STATION

CHARLES KENWARD MOTORS LTD. 44 Broad Street, Bromsgrove B61 8LW

Chadwick Forrester Building Services General Builders & Renovations Phone 01905 923162 or 01527 539775 enquiries@chadwickforrester.co.uk

Alert Alarms guarantees to provide you with a top quality solution to meet your business and home security systems requirements

14 Sherwood Road, Aston Fields Industrial Estate Bromsgrove, Worcs. B60 3DR

Tel: 01527 875432 / 837070 Mobile: 07710 335615

Chris Bishop The Tree Man

Specialist Tree Surgeon....... ‘Not All Tree Surgeons Are The Same’ 01527 874857 07810 832040

www.christreeman.co.uk

140 New Road, Aston Fields Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 2LE

Telephone: 01527 579975 www.martingclark.co.uk

www.alertalarms.co.uk

mailbox@martingclark.co.uk

J FENCING Bromsgrove Shed Manufacturers and Fencing Services Product services include: laying quality at your feet

01527 880778

18 Worcester Road Bromsgrove, B61 7AE

www.kshflooring.co.uk

Fencing - Bespoke Sheds - Landscaping

air eld ourt, Stour ridge oad, air eld, romsgro e 1 J

Telephone: 01527 577839


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“Some call it a mysterious method, some ca it not in s o t of mi ac o s

Tel: 01564 824051 Mob: 07725 882097 www.bowenstherapy.co.uk

ACER TREES

Professional Tree Surgery l uali ed & Full Insured

‘Cloud Solutions from down to earth people’

Tree Felling Pruning Reducing & Re-shaping

Server support / Issue resolution / Monitoring 24/7 Cloud backup / Office 365 / Anti-virus software Small Business Specialists with over 13 years of experience IT Helpdesk / Outsourced services for growing businesses PC & Laptop repairs / Upgrades / Hardware supply

Hedge Cutting 24hr Emergency Call Out

For Advice or Free Estimates Tel: 01527 882505 - Mob: 07810 618042 www.acer-trees.co.uk Email: info@acer-trees.co.uk 1 rchard illas Bournheath Road air eld Bromsgrove, B61 9HN

We have an amazing team with outstanding skills, so if you need IT support then call Lansalot Limited.

01527 908316

Alcott Wedding and Events www.alcottweddings.co.uk Tel: 07725 882097 Icknield St, Alvechurch, B48 7EH

International, British and Caribbean food in Wildmoor Call Us - 0121 453 2696

Top Road, Wildmoor, Nr Bromsgrove B61 ORB


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Alcott Farm B&B Tel: 01564 824051 Mob: 07736445188 www.alcottfarm.co.uk Alcott Farm, Icknield Street Weatheroak, Alvechurch, Worcs, B48 7EH

www.bromsgrovedogbeauticians.co.uk

The Ryland Centre Est. 1976

Kirsty Paget 01527 872939 Little Lane, 16 Worcester Road, Bromsgrove, bromsgrovedogbeauticians@hotmail.co.uk

01527 575 387

info@rylandcentre.co.uk www.rylandcentre.co.uk New Road, Bromsgrove B60 2JS

Babbas & Bubbles Stay & Play Baby & Toddler Groups in Redditch Tel: 07870 642570

Email: babbasandbubbles@yahoo.co.uk

Mob: 07770 227666 colin@originalregistrations.co.uk www.originalregistrations.co.uk

smart accountancy adding value Friendly and personal service Free initial business consultation Competitive and cost effective fees

Tel : 01527 579929 E-mail: enquiries@spicevalleybalti.co.uk 74 Worcester Road, Bromsgrove B61 7AG

3 Taylors Lane T: 01905 754950 Worcester M: 07736 184889 Worcs www.smart-accountancy.co.uk WR1 1PN info@smart-accountancy.co.uk


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John Clapham

Independent Financial Advisor Osprey House, Albert Street, Redditch B97 4DE

0844 880 2500 info@howcollege.ac.uk

Bromsgrove Library

01527 306217 07830 254899 mail@afhgroup.com

Parkside, Market Street, Bromsgrove, B61 8DA

01905 822722

Email: BromsgroveLib@worcestershire.gov.uk

Ashboroughs Farmhouse

Bed and Breakfast Old Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove B60 1PH

Tel: 07415 321614

Admin support, back office admin support, call answering, event support and business support

01527 306181 07980 749349 www.pamayday.com

with Wellbeing solutions for individuals, young and old, at home, in school and in the workplace.

Lisa Aytok

07773 392102 info@createwelllives.co.uk www.createwelllives.co.uk

Rebecca Saving you money on your utility bills rebecca@savewithreb.co.uk www.savewithreb.co.uk

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