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• Children In Need • Christmas Lights • The Poppy Appeal
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Christmas Light Switch On in your area
arker nights and cooler weather means that Christmas is just around the corner, and to celebrate Redditch, Bromsgrove and Droitwich Spa are all bringing the sparkle to the sky! In addition to the celebrations this night marks the oﬃcial beginning of Christmas season. It will be a fabulous way to launch the Christmas season, spend the evening with friends and family, plus extended-hour shopping, the regions High Streets oﬀers the perfect, festive setting to pick up gifts for loved ones this year. The majority of stores will be in full Christmas mode with
their seasonal window displays, special festive oﬀers and a w-“ho-ho-ho”-le load of Christmas present ideas.
Bromsgrove - 25th November
Bromsgrove Christmas Light Switch On! - Come along and browse the various Christmas Themed/None Themed stalls of food, crafts and various others! Enjoy
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the various Christmas Themed/None Themed stalls of food, crafts and various others! Enjoy some last minute Christmas Shopping giving Christmas giving a more personal touch and helping your community! - Light Switch on at 8pm
some last minute Christmas Shopping giving Christmas giving a more personal touch and helping your community!
Droitwich Spa - 25th November
Family fun activities including fairground, festive market, entertainment and Santa’s Grotto. Christmas light switch on is at 4:30pm outside St Richard’s House. For further information, please contact Mark Keld | 01905 774258 | mark.keld@ droitwichspa.gov.uk or visit www. droitwichspa.com
This year, avoid the last minute rush and make your Christmas shopping an enchanting experience. Why not combine the shopping chores with going out for a relaxing drink or a tasty bite to eat? The region oﬀers a great choice of cosy cafés, trendy bars, quality restaurants and traditional pubs to celebrate with your colleagues, family and friends.
Redditch - 25th November
Redditch Christmas Market & Light Switch On! - Come along and browse
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THE ORIGINS OF RUBERY Rubery is a suburb in the very south-western tip of Birmingham and lies within Worcestershire rather than the West Midlands like most of the city. In total Rubery is nine miles from the city centre and grew as a suburb in the early 20th century following the development of the Longbridge automotive factory. Today the suburb provides residents with excellent transport links and amenities such as shops, schools, a cinema, and
gym and Cofton Park, 135 acres of wonderful green space. But the origin of Rubery stems far before the likes of Cinemas and gyms! Rubery lies in a valley between the Waseley and Lickey Hills and the word Rubery comes from the old English word “Rowbery” meaning “a rough hill”. There are some beautiful parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty covering both Waseley and Lickey Hills. The Lickey Hills and surrounds were first occupied in Roman times and in medieval times were used as a royal hunting reserve. The hills were so steep there was a drinking fountain and horse trough at the top for use by horses drawing coaches. A massive obelisk is sited at the top of the hill “The Monument” in commemoration of the 6th Earl of Plymouth, the family owned most of the surrounding land for over 250 years.
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If you are a fan of the Antique Roadtrip you will definitely be excited for the latest business opening its doors in Rubery this winter. Sims Vintage Antiques Rubery is all set to oﬀer customers the best in antique, collectables and memorabilia. Owned by Phil and Terri Sims, who have a successful antique centre in Wootton Wawen, Sims Vintage Antiques Rubery will sell a variety of antique goods, including jewellery, ceramics, glass, militaria, silverware and interiors. The shop will also oﬀer cabinet spaces to antique dealers to sell and display their products. Phil and Terri have been regulars in popular antique shows like The Antique Roadtrip and Posh Pawnbrokers, showcasing their successful centre in Wootton Wawen. “I am looking forward to opening a shop in Rubery and oﬀering the public a variety of unique collectibles and antiques that we have carefully
selected and curated,” says Phil who has over 15 years of experience in antique dealing. The duo will also be hosting an Auction Valuation Day with Charles Hanson on Saturday, November 4th at their Wootton Wawen centre. Phil hopes to bring events like this to the new Rubery location in the future. For more information on cabinet rental, Auction Valuation Day, and the upcoming store opening contact Phil Sims at 01564 898 200 or check out their website www.simsvintage.co.uk.
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A HUMOROUS EVENING WITH FRANKIE DETTORI AND SPECIAL GUEST Frankie Dettori is a true champion and a living legend within his own sport of horseracing.
Having ridden winners in every racing country around the world he made history at Ascot on 28th September 1996 when he rode every winner on the seven race card for his very own ‘Magnificent Seven’. He has now ridden over 2,000 winners and has also expanded his career to the small screen having made many appearances on television at the highest level and has also been a Co-host on the BBC’s ‘A Question of Sport’. He lives in Newmarket, Suﬀolk with his wife Catherine and their five children Leo, Ella, Mia, Tallulah and Rocco. One of the greatest and most charismatic jockeys of all-time hosts an evening of humour, anecdotes and chat in his own inimitable style. The evening includes a question and answer session and features special guest, Peter Burrell.
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RESTAURANT REVIEW: THE OLD PHEASANT PUB The Old Pheasant pub in Worcester may be suitably named given its eighteenth-century roots, but a new eating and drinking oﬀering makes it more of a contemporary place to wine, dine and socialise. Providing evening, lunch, buﬀet, and early bird menus, I strolled down historic Friar Street and New Street on a Thursday evening for dinner.
For starters, I had a creamy yet delicate Broccoli and Stilton soup, which was promptly served. Of the two main courses on oﬀer, I chose the duck breast. The breast was juicy and tender and came served with a delicious combination of braised red cabbage, Boulangea potatoes and a rich mixed berry sauce. Dessert was a salted caramel melt in the middle, oozing with flavour and gooiness, served with ice cream. With two drinks, the meal came to a reasonably priced £28. The interior retains much of its original timber and a function room for hire is at the rear. As well as food, the Old Pheasant oﬀers gin tasting events, DJ’s, and live music. 25 New St, Worcester, WR1 2DP. Tel 01905 616606. www.theoldpheasant.co.uk Stuart Bryan
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Much research indicates that modern childhood is becoming increasingly challenging due to factors such as social media bullying, educational pressures and issues around sexuality. Children a century ago may have been free of such contemporary diﬃculties, but were faced with the trauma of living with World War One. How children lived through such times is the theme of a new exhibition at the Hive called ‘Children Interrupted’.
The exhibition examines how children’s home life and education was disturbed by the conflict. Worcester had the second highest incidence of war time child labour, engaging in activities such as harvesting fruit, making jam and knitting clothing for soldiers. As part of the Worcestershire World War One Hundred Programme, the exhibition included 50 children learning about the war, choosing materials for the exhibition and participating in some of the activities the children carried out during the conflict. Research for the exhibition was carried out by staﬀ and students from Worcester University History Department and Worcestershire Archives and Archaelogy Service. The exhibition runs from November 2nd to the 29th. Stuart Bryan
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THE POPPY APPEAL AND REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY Each year, in early November some 30,000 Legion volunteers take to the streets with poppies and collecting boxes, raising millions of pounds for the Poppy Appeal. The money collected at this time and from numerous other fundraising activities throughout the year, goes to providing help and support to serving and ex-Service men and women and their dependants. This year’s Poppy Appeal will give the British public the chance to donate via contactless card, alongside cash, for the first time on such a large
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of the Cabinet, Opposition Party leaders, former Prime Ministers, the Mayor of London and other ministers. Representatives of the Armed Forces, Fishing Fleets and Merchant Air and Navy will be there, as well as faith communities and High Commissioners of Commonwealth countries. Services of rememberance will be happening throughout the county, in Perhore, Malvern, Redditch, Bromsgrove and Worcester. Services will be starting at 10am and most will include a procession throughout the town.
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Teachers Complete Charity Run Raising Money in Memory of Former Student
Staﬀ at the University of Worcester completed the Birmingham Half Marathon honouring one of its students tragically killed in the Tunisian terror attack. Four staﬀ covered the 13.1 mile course on Sunday, October 15, raising funds for Smile for Joel. Chosen by staﬀ as the University’s Charity of the Year for this year, the charity was set up by Joel Richards’ family to support families who are victims of murder and terrorism. Joel was a Physical Education and Sports Coaching Science student at the University of Worcester. At just 19, he was killed in the 2015 terror attack, in which 38 people died, including Joel’s uncle, Adrian Evans, and
grandfather, Patrick Evans. Charlie Bassett, from the Finance team, Mark Kilburn and Steve Harborne, from Facilities, and Neil Laurenson, who works in the University’s Careers Service, all took to the streets to raise funds. Neil finished in an impressive 1 hour 17 minutes, coming in 19th place, followed by Charlie at 1 hour 58 minutes, then Mark, at
2 hours 15 minutes and Steve at 2 hours 19 minutes. They still hope to reach their fundraising target of £500. “It was a privilege to run the Birmingham Half Marathon with University colleagues to raise money for Smile for Joel,” said Neil. “The run itself was tough but enjoyable and the level of support was beyond anything I had ever experienced. Whilst it was nice to achieve personal bests, we were most proud of running for Joel Richards and his family.” Mark added: “I think that the good cause definitely helped me press on during those times in the race when I began to tire. Distance runners usually experience negative emotions along the lines of ‘I can’t go on’ and ‘Why on earth are you doing this?’ but such thoughts were easily banished.” To donate, visit https://www. justgiving.com/fundraising/ universityofworcesterstaﬀ.
DISPLAY PUTS VOLUNTEERS IN THE SHOP WINDOW Volunteers have put themselves in the shop window thanks to a new display in Malvern’s Tourist Information Centre. Malvern Hills Volunteering has created the design in the window of the Church Street building as a way of promoting the benefits of volunteering and the opportunities on oﬀer. The not-for-profit organisation, supported by Malvern Hills District
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University to Celebrate Achievements of More Than 3,600 Students at Annual Graduation Ceremony More than 3,600 students will graduate from the University of Worcester next week during a week of celebrations. Graduates and their families will fill Worcester Cathedral for each of the nine separate ceremonies, to be held over four days between Tuesday and Friday (October 31 - November 3). Post-ceremony receptions will take place at the University of Worcester Arena, as well as the Graduation Dinner, at which the achievements of a number of students will be recognised.
The University’s Founding Chancellor, His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO, will preside over Thursday afternoon’s ceremony. The University will also award a number of Honorary Degrees – given to individuals who have distinguished themselves in their chosen field - and Fellowships – awarded to notable individuals who will become ambassadors for the University - during the week. Among this year’s recipients are TV personality, Clare Balding, gender equality campaigner, Laura Bates, children’s author Petr Horacek and Hay Festival
Director, Peter Florence. University Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor David Green, said: “The beauty and grandeur of Worcester Cathedral provides a magnificent, most fitting setting in which to congratulate our graduates and to thank the parents, family, friends and supporters who have contributed so much to their success. “Our graduates of 2017 join an illustrious community of over 100,000 Worcester graduates who have made and are making an immense contribution to British society.”
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PERHSORE’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON The Christmas Lights Switch On is a strange tradition across our nation. Nobody really stops to think that it’s a variety show staged around the flick of a switch. But somehow there’s something magical about it. There is no exception to this wonder when it comes to the switch on for Christmas lights in Pershore. The exciting event takes place in St Andrews Gardens on Saturday 25th November from 2.00pm with the lights going on at 4.45pm with fireworks.
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There will be stalls, Father Christmas and his reindeer, mulled wine, crafts, children’s rides, carousel, sweets, pig roast street and musical entertainment and much more. It will be a fabulous way to launch the Christmas season so make sure you spend the evening with friends and family walking around the stores which will have plus extended-hour shopping, shops are staying open until 7.30pm. Pershore High Street oﬀers the perfect, festive setting to pick up gifts for loved ones this year. The majority of stores will be in full Christmas mode with their seasonal window displays, special festive oﬀers and a w-“ho-ho-ho”-le load of Christmas
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WORLD’S LARGEST FREE FILM FESTIVAL COMES TO PERSHORE The world’s largest free film and education event is coming to Number Eight community arts centre in Pershore between November 14th and 23rd. The Into Film Festival is open to all schools and five to nineteen year olds to participate in across the UK. The festival is aimed at assisting teachers to broaden curriculum delivery across a wide range of subject areas and allowing young people
to experience the wonder of cinema. The four films being screened are; Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Nov 14th) about pre-teen Greg diarising his mid school ordeal, Zootropolis (Nov 17th) which features Judy Hopps becoming the first rabbit to join the police force in mammal metropolis Zootropia, Hidden Figures (Nov 21st) featuring three African – American women at NASA launching astronaut John Glenn into orbit and Trolls (Nov 23rd) where Poppy Troll and Branch Troll rescue missing friends when Troll village is invaded. All films start at 10am and are free to schools and educators. Booking is through Into Film at www.intofilm.org/events/festival. Number 8, High St, Pershore, WR10 1BG www.number8.org 01386 555488. Stuart Bryan
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Leaves are falling rapidly, and wind and rain are on the increase. Tender plants will need protecting from frost, gales and freezing rains. Move plants into the greenhouse, or into a sheltered spot, but if you canâ€™t, it is worth wrapping plants or pots. Remember winter can be a tough time for birds in terms of water and food, so keep supplies well topped up. Here are the top 10 jobs to do this month. 1. Clear up fallen leaves - especially from lawns, ponds and beds 2. Raise containers onto pot feet to prevent waterlogging 3. Plant tulip bulbs for a spring display next year - Tulips are amongst the most popular of bulbs, valued for their brilliant flower colours and shapes. Plant in autumn for a show of spring flowers. Choose from a large range to suit the situation. 4.Prune roses to prevent windrock - Roses are one of the most popular garden plants. These beauties come in a range of colours, many with scented blooms, and they can be grown in
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WHY HAVE A DESTINATION WEDDING? Well, we’re tempted to say, “why not?” Planning a wedding away from home is attractive to diﬀerent couples for diﬀerent reasons. Here are just a few: destination wedding tips.
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MUSICAL CLEAN UP PLEA HITS THE RIGHT NOTE A musical plea to dog owners to pick up after their pets has hit the right note with users on social media. Dan Bayliss and Jude Allen, members of Malvern Hills District Council’s Community Services team, produced the song ‘My Doggy’s Done a Whoopsie’ to highlight the proper way people should deal with their dog’s poo.The pair decided using music would be a fun way of getting the message across and it proved an instant hit, with more than 5,300 views so far across the council’s
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NOVEMBER 2017 MEDITATION IN MOVEMENT
At this workshop you will participate in some exercises that quickly release the physical and mental tensions that are caused by stress. The exercises will culminate in a very eﬀective meditation. Provided you are able to stand-up, liedown, and move your arms, legs, and spine, you should be able to participate without any problems. The session will be led by Dr Marc Price. The Hive Every Thursday in November and December 14:30 -16:00
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It’s been a big year for Doreen. Voted Midlands Entertainment Personality of the Year by What’s On readers, and then crowned Best Newcomer at the recent Great British Panto Awards in London, Doreen now returns to unveil her brandnew live show, Rise Of The Yam-Yam. In a unique mixture of hilarious standup, sit-down, video surprises and unforgettable music, the Comedy Queen of the Black Country sets out to challenge Darwin with her very own Theory of Evolution. Book early – Doreen’s previous Grand Night Out tour was a complete sell-out! Swan Theatre Saturday 18th November 2017 7:30pm til 10:00pm 16+ Price: £15
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It is a moment in history so famous it is part of British folklore and has been marked every year since - the failure of the Gunpowder Plot.
about the Gunpowder Plot, but less is known about its legacy in 17th century England,” said Professor Oldridge.
In a special talk this month historians from the University of Worcester will explore what happened after that infamous night in 1605. They will outline how the conspiracy to blow up the Houses of Parliament and subsequent challenges to Protestant rule would have long lasting divisive consequences and sow the seeds of the English Civil War 40 years later.In the free talk entitled Gunpowder, Treason and Plot, at The Hive on November 2, at 6pm, Professor of Early Modern History, Darren Oldridge, and Principal Lecturer in History, Dr Paddy McNally, will be addressing what happened after Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators were caught.Their talk will show how the events of 1605, still marked today by Bonfire Night each November 5, and 1641, shaped politics and religion for generations. “Everyone knows
“The annual celebration of the failure of ‘Gunpowder Treason’, as it was then known, helped to create a sense of Protestant identity - perhaps even national identity - in the period. It reminded people of the constant, terrible dangers of what was called ‘popery’ – the beliefs and practices of Roman Catholicism.”
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THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING ACTIVE Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic, and independent as you get older.
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Many adults aged 65 and over spend, on average, 10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down, making them the most sedentary age group.
If you don’t stay active, all the things you’ve always enjoyed doing and taken for granted may start to become that little bit harder.You may struggle to pursue simple pleasures, such as playing with the grandchildren, walking to the shops, leisure activities, and meeting up with friends. You might start to get aches and pains you never had before, and have less energy to go out. You may also be more vulnerable to falling. This can all lead to being less able to look after yourself and do the things you enjoy.
They’re paying a high price for their inactivity, with higher rates of falls, obesity, heart disease, and early death compared with the general
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FA STAFF COMPLETE POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATION WITH UNIVERSITY OF WORCESTER Staﬀ from the Football Association have been taking part in a postgraduate qualification with the University of Worcester to enhance their coaching skills. The Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Sports Coaching is delivered at St George’s Park, the national football centre, by University staﬀ. Fifteen FA staﬀ are now nearing the completion
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Three parks in Worcester have been nominated by members of the public as being the best in the UK – and now everyone has an opportunity to vote for one of them in a nationwide competition organised by Fields in Trust (www.fieldsintrust.org). Fort Royal Park, Gheluvelt Park and the Diglis Field & Cherry Orchard Nature Reserve, which are all maintained by Worcester City Council, are in the running for the title of UK’s Best Park: as voted by you.
“It is fantastic that three of our parks have been nominated as best UK park this year, and is a real testament to the variety and popularity of our green open spaces in Worcester,” said Cllr Alan Feeney, Vice Chair of the Environment Committee at Worcester City Council. Our parks are some of the city’s most precious assets, giving people of all ages the opportunity to exercise and socialise - as well as being tranquil havens for peace and reflection.”
Voting is now open and only takes a few seconds – simply go towww.fieldsintrust.org/bestpark/ westmidlands and follow the instructions. Voting closes at 5pm on Friday 3 November. The winner will be announced at the Fields in Trust Awards Ceremony at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Wednesday 29 November.
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Steve Bauer, Head Coach at Pershore Tennis Centre, has been awarded Coach of the Year and Disability Program of the Year at the recent Hereford & Worcester County Awards Banquet which was attended by all the major tennis clubs in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. He was presented with his award by Mr Richard Herriman, President of H&W Lawn Tennis Association. He will now have the opportunity to be recognized at a regional and perhaps national level early next year when he goes up against other county winners.
Steve has achieved so much this year, growing the club’s membership by around 30% from January to date by running free ‘join in’ sessions at this year’s Pershore Carnival and Plum Festival, as well as staging an all-day Great British tennis weekend at the club, which drew in 40 new members alone! The Club leads the way in disability tennis by running regular indoor sessions with groups from Worcester, showing that Pershore Tennis Centre’s ‘all inclusive’ Head Coach is truly inspiring to the next generation of player, whatever their background.
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Call us today for bedroom designs that maximise the space in your bedroom. Our made to measure bedrooms include a wide range of designs for bedroom suites, wardrobes, cupboards and drawers.
Showroom Open Saturdays 10-3, O
Visit Unit N2 Blackpol Or Call 07471 734272
Making Space For Living
R BRAND NEW SHOWROOM
• Sliding Door Wardrobes • Full Carcass Hinged Doors • Sloping/Tall Ceiling Specialists • Traditional And Modern Designs • Manufactured In Worcester • All MadeTo Measure And Fully Fitted • Guaranteed For 10 Years
s 10-3, Other Times By Arrangement
ackpole East WR3 8SG 734272 / 01905 813519
DESIGN YOUR DREAM BEDROOM
BROMSGROVE SPORTING FC
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1ST LOCKS • Local locksmiths & security Services
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SERVICES INCLUDE: Glaziers – Locksmiths Repairs & Assistance Misted Unit Replacements Commercial Premises & Schools 24-7 Window, Door & Lock Repairs
• Broken Locks • Lock Outs • Lost Keys • uPVC Repair Specialists • Emergency Door & Lock Opening • NO CALL OUT CHARGES • We can repair , replace or retro fit any uPVC, door, window, patio locking mechanism. • We stock a large supply of locks, Euro
OAP & Disabled Discounts 10% Discount if you mention
barrel, handles, Letter plates, sealed Units to order at our local warehouse.
The Redditch and Bromsgrove Echo
01527 758002 www.24-7glass.co.uk
01527 758 002
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• Felling • Dismantling in sections • Stump Grinding
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Additional services • • • •
Heating and Plumbing Ex British Gas Approved Engineer NO Call Out Charge Free Estimates
07721 014912 01527 402036
Tree reduction Tree reshaping Tree thinning Removal of dead, damaged, or dangerous branches
Logs and wood chip Hedge reduction Hedge trimming Hedge shaping
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LOCAL SERVICES AERIAL SERVICES MJH SERVICES
ANTIQUE & RESTORATION SIMS VINTAGE 07852 937111
LANDSCAPING S E DAVIS GMK SERVICES UK GATES & RAILINGS
01527 893343 07564 247171 07747 032583
BATHROOMS AGUA BATHROOMS
LOCKSMITH AS LOCKS THE LOCKSMITH
07956 371673 07871 442011
BEDROOMS SILVA BEDROOM DESIGNS HOLLYWOOD BEDROOMS
01905 813519 07861 645054
BESPOKE FURNITURE STEVE PRIEST
MOTORS MALVERN METALS CASH 4 CARS A & S MOTORCYCLES CHIPS AWAY
01684 562532 01905 420175 07905 331861 01527 574048
NURSERIES LITTLE GROWBAGS OLD SCHOOL NURSERY WISHING WELL DROITWICH NURSERY
01886 833379 01789 766040 01905 22645 01905 773981
NURSING HOME STANFIELD NURSING HOME
PLUMBING & HEATING SAHARA HEATING 1ST CALL 24/7 PLUMBING & HEATING J H PLUMBING PAULS PLUMBING TOMKINS PLUMBING & HEATING AWG ABOUT GAS B WARM F A KEYTE RH GAS SK PLUMBING
01527 454351 07947 534982 07748 388082 01905 928035 01386 555154 01527 547965 01905 930033 01527 520220 01527 614912 01905 619406 07510 400705
BUILDING SERVICES P & R MUELLER BUILDING SERVICES 07860 690843 BERT ANDREWS 01905 23931 MANNTECH
CONSERVATORIES CENTRAL ROOFLINE SYSTEMS 08000 931780 GLASSIER WINDOWS 01905 841900 CONSERVATORY CLIMATE SOLUTIONS 0808 686233 WINDOWS DIRECT 01905 695393 BROMSGROVE WINDOWS 01527 877300 DENTAL SURGERIES NORTHWICK MANOR DENTAL JIMHILLY
01905 886519 01386 421463
DOUBLE GLAZING LFW WINDOWS & DOORS PAUL NEWMAN GLAZING 5 STAR WINDOWS
01905 28493 07783 386744 0808 2787453
DRIVEWAYS D & R LANDSCAPING INTERLAY DRIVEWAYS SHAKESPEARE STONE
07908 855821 01562 814580 01905 831500
ELECTRICAL SERVICES THOMPSONS ELECTRICAL MIF ELECTRICAL LEOâ€™S ELECTRICAL
01905 763376 07515 152678 07860 251167
FENCING SAMBOURNE FENCING MINTON FENCING HARTWELL & CO TANZARELLI DESIGNS
01527 401229 01886 833724 01386 840373 07809 454622
FLOORING KING CARPETS ST JOHNS CARPETS CARPET WORKS
07736 845436 01905 429001 01527 757030
REMOVALS & ANTIQUES STEVES RUBBISH REMOVALS 07980 204057 ROOFING ELLIS ROOFING ROOFFIX UK LTD CENTRAL ROOFLINE SYSTEMS WCT ROOFING ROOFING SERVICES (MIDLANDS) ONE STOP ROOFING TB ROOFING SPECIALISTS PHILPOTTS ROOFING STEVE HAUGHTY ROOFING ROOFING REPAIRS
07827 631878 07961 849314 08000 931780 01905 864956 07771 887168 07538 471274 07934 080164 07511 413400 01386 442868 01905 887148
SECURITY BYRON SECURITY
SHEDS WORCESTER SHEDS & FENCING
STORAGE GREEN SELF STORAGE KEMPSEY SELF STORAGE
01905 427427 01905 821733
AV BAND 01905 22892 HOLLANDS FUNERAL SERVICES 01684 575343 ANDREW PHILLIPS FUNERAL SERVICES 01905 616222 HOSKINS FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES 01905 27862 FW SPILSBURY 01684 892777 BEDWARDINE FUNERAL SERVICES 01905 748811 WORCESTER FUNERAL SERVICES 01905 23499
STOVES & FIREPLACES T C FIREPLACES VALE FIRE & BATHROOMS
01386 561186 01386 556585
TREE SURGEON MEADOW GREEN LANDSCAPE ACER TREES
07514 010494 01527 882505
GARDENING & MACHINERY K W BOULTON 07745 721524
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Shop opening times: Mo-Fri 9am-7pm Sat 9am - 6pm 1678 BRISTOL ROAD SOUTH, REDNAL, B45 9TZ www.bitandpiecesvape.co.uk TEL: 01214 577 951
✓ MINOR DENTS
✓ BUMPER SCUFFS
✓ PAINTWORK SCRATCHES
✓ KERBED ALLOYS
High quality, professional SMART paint and bodywork repairs to everyday scratches and scuffs completed in our state-of-the-art CarCare Centre.
Same day repairs
Value for Money
Because we don't deal with major crash repairs, we don't have the expensive overheads of a traditional bodyshop and we pass these savings on to our customers.
For a FREE, no-obligation estimate, call us, email us or pop into our CarCare Centre Units 1 & 2 (BH7), Buntsford Park Road, Bromsgrove B60 3DX
07495 378485 - firstname.lastname@example.org 01527 574048 - 0800 028 7878
Open Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm