Welcome to 

Bournheath Village Community Centre 

Claypit Lane, Bournheath, Worcestershire, England, B61 9LA

 

We are a friendly village hall, located next to a park which has a children's play area and plenty of open space. There are many activities which are held at the Community Centre including children's play groups, dog training, yoga, talks from Worcestershire Wildlife and events organised by The Village Community Centre Committee. We are also happy to welcome new members onto our Committee, so if you are interested in joining us, please email us, or come along to one of our meetings.   

The next Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday 15th January 2019, at 7:30pm - The Agenda for this meeting and minutes of the previous meeting can be found in the drop-down to the left of this screen under 'Agenda & Minutes'.

The Community Centre is available to hire, at very reasonable rates.  Please see the rates, effective from 1st January 2019, under the 'Booking Information' tab, to the left of the screen.  Anyone wishing to make a hall reservation, is advised to do so via email only.  Thank you.

***PLEASE KEEP WATCHING THIS SPACE***

This page will be updated with details of any upcoming Community events, that you, are invited to attend.


A 6 WEEK COURSE TO UNDERSTAND YOUR TABLET OR IPAD

FOR FURTHER DETAILS CALL THE ECUMENICAL CENTRE OFFICE ON 01527 65952


PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2019

We know that it's only January and the Photographic Competition isn't until September but we also know that the photographers, who enter into our competitions, like to take their time to get the perfect shot.  Spring, summer and early autumn, all beautiful seasons, having all manner of wonders for the discerning eye.....enjoy the seasons and we look forward to seeing the fruits of your work in September.



HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 

HERE AT BOURNHEATH VILLAGE COMMUNITY CENTRE

We're hitting the road running with our events this year.  Hopefully, any winter weather will have passed by 2nd March, when we are holding our Village Challenge Quiz Night, which is part of the ongoing 'Building Fund', Fundraising effort. 
We are hoping our friends from the surrounding villages and businesses, will put a team forward and take the challenge!   You can bring along your own drinks and nibbles and enjoy a fun night amongst friends.  Space is limited, so please don't leave it until too late before you buy your tickets........see you there!


A MESSAGE FROM OUR NEW CHAIRMAN ANGELA BARNES, REGARDING 'THE PRIZE DRAW CLUB'


Dear All 

As in previous years, numbers can be requested but are on first come, first served basis so if you have a favourite number get in quick.   Alternatively, if you have no preference leave that section blank and a number will be allocated at random.Many thanks to everyone that has joined in previous years and we hope that you are able to support your village hall once again.

New members are required so if you are feeling lucky or just want to help raise funds for BVCC, please complete the form below and return it to me, with £20 cash, or a cheque made payable to BVCC, to secure a number for 2019.

Regards

Angela Barnes                                                                                                                                                                          Chairman

Bournheath Village Community Centre                                                                                                                                      Tel: 07737 604712

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                                                           BOURNHEATH VILLAGE COMMUNITY CENTRE
                                                                     Claypit Lane, Bournheath, B61 9LA

PRIZE DRAW CLUB

 1.  Subscriptions to the club will be £20 yearly.

 2.  Money received by the club will not be refunded.

 3. The £25 Monthly Prize during January 2019 to November 2019 will be the bonus ball drawn in the National Lottery on             the Saturday in each month. If there is no outright winner the prize will be rolled over to the following month. If there is no         winner in December a manual draw will take place. 

 4.The Grand draw will be made in December and will be as follows:

            First Prize: £150 Bonus ball on Saturday 7th December 2019                                                                                                        Second Prize: £75 Bonus ball on Saturday 14th December 2019                                                                                                  Third Prize: £50 Bonus ball on Saturday 21st December 2019

     In the event there is no National Lottery a manual draw will be made.

 5.  Only paid up members will be eligible to take part in the draw.


 6.  Requested numbers are issued on a first come first served basis. If a requested number has already been allocated a              substitute number will be given.  Each member will be allocated a number from 1 to 59. This number cannot be                        changed.  Should the draw be over subscribed monies will be returned.

 7.  A person may have more than one number.

 8.  Winners of the monthly draw will be eligible for subsequent draws.

 9.  A list of members and their numbers along with winning numbers will be displayed on the hall notice board. 

10. In the case of any dispute over the interpretation of the rules, the decision of the promoters is final.                                       
Promoters:

Mrs Angela Barnes, 2 Dodford Road - Tel. No. 870585                                                                                                                Mr David Jellie,  51 Fairfield Road - Tel No. 07948 392 328

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Membership Application Form

Name: ………………………………………………………………………….
Address: ………………………………………………………………………..
Telephone No. ………………………………………………………………….
Signed……………………………………………………………................….                                          

Members agree to accept the Club’s rules Draw Number……...........……


                Please return to: Mrs Angela Barnes, 2 Dodford Road, Bournheath before Monday 21st January 2019                                                   -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                              

BOURNHEATH VILLAGE COMMUNITY CENTRE
Claypit Lane, Bournheath, B61 9LA




PRIZE DRAW CLUB

PLEASE JOIN AND HELP SUPPORT YOUR VILLAGE HALL

For an annual subscription of £20, you will have the chance to win £25 every month from January
to November inclusive as well as the

GRAND DRAW in December with three prizes -

1st Prize £150 2nd Prize £75 3rd Prize £50

By becoming a member of the PRIZE DRAW CLUB you would help to maintain your Village Hall, which benefits the whole community, as well as providing a venue for parties and celebrations.

The Monthly Prize from January 2019 to November 2019 will be the bonus ball drawn in the National lottery on the last Saturday in each month, commencing 26th January 2019. The Grand Draw will be decided by the bonus balls drawn in December 2019.

So please don’t delay, fill in the form and return it to any of the two promoters today, or contact Mrs Angela Barnes direct and reserve your lucky number.  Remember, you've got to be in it, to win it.

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'POSITIVE WEDNESDAY GROUP' PANTO
THURSDAY 20TH DECEMBER 2018

Positive Wednesday Group are made up of people recovering from strokes.  As of last year, the Group have used Bournheath Village Community Centre, throughout the Autumn, to rehearse their annual panto.

After performing at other local venues, their last performance is on Thursday 20th December 2018, at 2:30pm, at Bournheath  Village Community Centre. The £1 per person that you will pay, not only gains entry to see the performance but also includes a drink and a cake. 

Please come along and join the performers families and friends. Last year was a great success and this year promises to be just as much fun.  See you there!


SEASONAL INFORMATION TO HELP KEEP YOU SAFE OVER THE WINTER MONTHS

The following has been made available by the Clerk to Bournheath Parish Council 

WESTERN POWER DISTRIBUTION

WINTER RESILIENCE COMMITTEE LAUNCHED TO HELP PROTECT VULNERABLE PEOPLE ACROSS THE UK 


The gas and electricity networks have come together to help members of the public prepare in case they have a power cut or gas emergency this winter.

We’re contacting you as it would be great if you could help share this important information through your channels to help spread the word about the campaign. 

Working with the Met Office, National Energy Action and Age UK, the Energy Networks Association’s Winter Resilience Committee has been launched by energy network operators, including Western Power Distribution, to focus on protecting those most in need. The Committee aims to raise awareness of the Priority Services Register and act as a source of advice and information on energy supplies throughout the winter period.

The Winter Resilience Committee plans to publish a dashboard following each named storm, the first of its kind to collate data from every energy network in the United Kingdom. The dashboard will be used as a resource for customers and policymakers to understand how these storms affect the country, and to track the resilience of Britain's energy networks. 

As we enter December, the Winter Resilience Committee, along with Western Power Distribution and other gas and electricity network companies, are urging people to be winter ready and take the following steps to prepare for the winter months.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR WINTER

Know your free emergency numbers - in a power cut call 105 or, for a gas emergency, dial 0800 111999.

Prepare your home - keep a torch handy and get your appliances serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.  Vulnerable households can also get extra support by signing up to the Priority Services Register.

Keep your eyes open - keep an eye on the weather forecast and, if you have a power cut or a gas emergency, check on your neighbours.

 THE PRIORITY SERVICES REGISTER

The Priority Services Register is a free service provided by the company and is eligible for anyone who is of a pensionable age, disabled, has children under 5 years old or relies on medical equipment. As part of the service, customers are kept informed as much as possible of power cuts affecting their home and are given special help, if needed, through the British Red Cross.

The Priority Services Register offers peace of mind for vulnerable customers and their families and we do our very best to ensure that their needs are met at all times. 

We already have 1.9 million customers on our register. 

To find out more information or to register, please call us on 0800 096 3080 or visit www.westernpower.co.uk/psr.  A Warm and Safe Homes Action Guide created by National Energy Action (NEA) in partnership with the ENA's Winter Resilience Committee can be downloaded here.

SCAM WARNING

The following alert has been made available by the Clerk to Bournheath Parish Council, in order to raise awareness of this scam.

BROMSGROVE ENGAGEMENT AND EQUALITIES FORUM is a platform for community group representatives and local residents to have their say. Want to represent your community or group? The next meeting is this THURSDAY, 6TH DECEMBER. Find out more: http://ow.ly/7PJE30iE1fi 


Christmas Fair
Success in Bournheath


Not only was Bournheath Community Centre's Christmas Fair, a huge success for attendees but it achieved an amazing £368.70 for the funds, which was thanks, in no small part, to great support from residents of Bournheath and our friends from nearby. The Christmas Fair at the Village Community Centre on Saturday 24th November, was busy and buzzing!

A wide range of stalls offered locally crafted gifts 
to suit all, and there was a sense of a real community spirit evident 
throughout the event. 

Many thanks to everyone who had a stall, advertised the event, helped out or attended.  If you missed out on some great bargains and some inspirational gifts, please keep an eye out for next year's event but for now you can view photographs taken at the Christmas Fair by going to the drop-down, to the left of the screen, click on Photographs and search for Christmas Fair 24th November 2018.  Enjoy!

PLEASE BE AWARE

This information has been passed to us by our friends in Fairfield. As many of us are driving around the area, we could keep our eyes peeled too; what affects Fairfield, could also affect Bournheath.

Bromsgrove District Council are helping to tidy up Fairfield, addressing issues of fly tipping across the village.In certain locations that are prone to fly tipping the Council have put up signage reminding people not to dump waste - this can be green & non-green waste, both are unsightly and can be harmful to wildlife & livestock.The Council have reported that a sign in Wood Lane, which was sited on Tuesday afternoon, has been vandalised - the sign had been broken in two by Wednesday morning.The Council have asked that if you see any fly tipping to contact them, if you see any vandalism to contact the police.







  

THE PRINCE & PRINCESS OF PUMPKIN CARVING ARE ......

CHLOE & JAKE FROM PARISH HILL

  


Did you think you could you could put your feet up and relax on these dark evenings.....NO! Get out your carving equipment and set about your pumpkin! We want to see the scariest and the best, placed at the end of your drives on Halloween Eve.....ghostly figures will be checking them out when you least expect it....then watch this space to see who the Pumpkin Carving King or Queen is.......and get the much sought after certificate...please try to let us know if you are going to take part, so we don't miss you.........have a spooktacular fun time!


PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2018 RESULTS

The photographs entered for the Photographic Competition this year are in the drop down section to the left of the screen.  They are in no particular order but you will see below the outcome of the judging by Colin Close from Bromsgrove Photographic Society.  Without exception the photographs were very good but there always has to be a winner.....which ones were your favourites?

BOURNHEATH VIEW 1ST PLACE - DENISE FIELD FROM BOURNHEATH

(Please click on images to open enlarged view in new tab)


SECOND PLACE - DAVID JELLIE FROM BOURNHEATH


TRANSPORT  1ST PLACE - LILY ROSE FROM DODFORD


SECOND PLACE - ANGELA BARNES FROM BOURNHEATH


WATER 1ST PLACE - TOM BARNES FROM BOURNHEATH


WATER 2ND PLACE - DENISE FIELD FROM BOURNHEATH


BEST IN SHOW 2018 - LILY ROSE FROM DODFORD

(Chosen from the winners of the three classes)


HOGWARTS ADVENTURE is the work of 12yr old Bromsgrove Prep School pupil and Dodford resident LILY ROSE.  Lily certainly has an eye for a good photograph, as can be seen here.  As a matter of interest, her other entries were 'Taking A Moment' in the Bournheath View class and 'A Lone Fisher' in the Water class.  Lily's star shines brightly and we look forward to seeing her entries next year, along with all the other entrants, whose efforts made the day such an enjoyable success.  

Appreciation is shown to CHAPTERS HAIR, MAX SPIELLMAN & FOTO FACTORY, for sponsoring the prizes given to the winners.

Special thanks to BROMSGROVE PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY.  Roger Lewis, their Chairman has been a great supporter of our Photographic Competitions and Colin Close was the judge of this years competition.  For more details about BROMSGROVE PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, please see the poster in the Photographs section of the drop-down to the left of the screen.

VILLAGE GATHERING REMINDER


COMMITTEE MEETING

We are holding the next Committee Meeting on Tuesday 2nd October at 7:30pm - there are changes afoot and we are actively seeking to expand our numbers and invite you to come along to the meeting to see just what we talk about and how we plan for the future of our village community centre.  There is no pressure and you will just be there to observe and decide if joining us, is for you.  We look forward to seeing you at the hall, so just turn up and you'll be made very welcome.

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

This was held today and was a real success!  The quality of the photographs was excellent and there was certainly a great amount of imagination went into the entries.  We will be showing the photographs and the winners names here in the next few days and we know that you will be delighted and surprised.........how's that for a cliff hanger!!


SAVE THE DATE.........

so that you don't miss our festive event but call us NOW if you wish to book a pitch to sell your craft or gift items


BOURNHEATH VILLAGE COMMUNITY CENTRE SKITTLES NIGHT

Limited number of tickets left, so if you're thinking of bringing your family or friends, don't be disappointed, get your tickets now from No.2 Dodford Road.  See you all there and don't forget to bring your own drinks!

FINAL CALL FOR BVCC PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2018

Just a reminder that entries to the Photo Competition need to be submitted this weekend, so still time to look through this years snaps.
* Don't forget to carefully write your name and title of the print on the reverse of the photographs.
* Select the best one for the relevant categories and get them entered. 
* Put an entry form & £1 entry fee, for each category (£3 and 3 entry forms total) into an envelope
* Drop the envelope off at No.2 Dodford Road before 12 noon this Saturday.

Some of the prizes so far have been donated by The New Inn, Max Spielman & Fotofactory, This is a great opportunity, to support your local Community Centre, challenge yourself and have fun!

A copy of the entry form and flyer are attached for your convenience.Judging and viewing takes place next weekend, when refreshment will be available. Good Luck!







Please note that there are only 40 tickets available for the fund raising Skittles Night, so get your tickets asap from Angie at 2 Dodford Road or any of the Committee Members.....See you there!!





At the Village Gathering on Wednesday 4th July, local man David Jellie, gave a talk on photography.  David, who is a member of Bromsgrove Photographic Society, shared tips and techniques on 'keeping photography simple', using a slide show to help visualize his advice.  The feedback from the talk was very positive and the event was enjoyed by all attendees, who are looking forward to another talk to put them in the picture!


Massive CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who took part in the BUMBLE BIMBLE on Sunday 10 June and thank you to the organisers who made it a very enjoyable day for participants and supporters alike......here's looking forward to the WINTER BUMBLE BIMBLE on Sunday 2nd December 2018



Our neighbours in Fairfield have let us know what's going on in Fairfield and you may just be interested, so take a look.....


Entry Forms for Bournheath Photographic Competition are available from Angie Tel: 07737 604712


MOO MUSIC - If you are the parent of a baby or toddler, then this is for your attention.  Moo Music brings music and activity, fun and the company of like minded parents, right here to Bournheath.  Click on the 'Connections' link to the left of this page, then click on the link shown, to see a video snapshot of what is on offer for your little one.


The Village Gathering on the morning of 18th April in the Village Hall, was very successful.  Many thanks to local Historian Peter Crowe, who gave a very interesting talk.  Thanks also to Angie Barnes for bringing along an ancient document regarding the property in Dodford Road, that she and David live in.  Thanks also to Denise and David Field for bringing along an old framed photograph of their house in Fairfield Road, when it was part of the old chapel and school house properties. These items certainly added to the interest.

 Please take a look at photographs of this event in the Photographs drop-down section of this page.

BOURNHEATH VILLAGE COMMUNITY CENTRE WALKING GROUP

The new walking group got off to a good start, last Friday (20th April) morning, with a leisurely stroll (approx 2 miles) around the Pepper Wood area, starting at Bournheath Village Community Centre.  People walked both with and without dogs and enjoyed the lovely weather.  There will be another walk in May, date yet to be confirmed.



CLICK ON THE LINK TO READ THE  BROMSGROVE STANDARDS REPORT ABOUT BOURNHEATH - 

https://bromsgrovestandard.co.uk/news/first-bournheath-social-meeting-gets-positive-response-from-community/

****Thank you to everyone who turned up at the second community drop-in session.  We are learning so much about Bournheath from those who have lived in the village for a long time.  We have shared stories, laughter and ideas for future gatherings.  We look forward to seeing you at the next Community Centre gathering on Wednesday 18th Aprilfrom 10-12 - please feel free to bring along a friend or neighbour, unfortunately, as much as we love them, dogs have to stay at home***

At these sessions we will have tea/coffee/cakes, a book bank, games and a general chat about how we want see these sessions develop in the futureWhether you filled in the questionnaire in January or not, everyone is welcome to come along to these sessions and to meet your friends and neighbours in the village.  If you have any books that you would like to donate to the book bank, please bring them along with you – and, of course, you can swap a book for one that someone else has brought along.

The plan for the future is that we will generally meet on the first and third Wednesdays of the month (first Wednesday from 1.30-3.30, third Wednesday from 10-12 so that people who are only available in the morning or the afternoon can, at least, attend one session). You can come along for the whole session – we will usually aim to have a speaker and a range of activities – or just drop in for a coffee/chat/to exchange a book etc.  Due to existing bookings at the Community Centre, there will not be social gathering on Wed 15th August.

We look forward to seeing as many people as possible there – let’s all help to make Bournheath Village Community Centre a sociable and welcoming place to be!



HERE IS AN OFFER FROM OUR NEIGHBOURS IN CATSHILL - 

Getting Help With Your PC & Internet Skills ¦ Catshill Online Catshill Village Hall
 
Contact details:
Philip Cooper
07866 805229
mail@catshill.online


An opportunity has arisen for people to get help with their computer & internet skills by attending free sessions to take place at Catshill Village Hall for 1½-2hrs one afternoon a week.


Sessions will be tailored to individual needs on a 1-2-1 basis to help people do the things they need for their lives – e.g. someone coming home from hospital wanting to order groceries & prescriptions online, a club organiser needing help, somebody about to set up a business, a disabled or retired person wanting to be able to use Skype, Facebook or email, or to expand a hobby, or a jobseeker needing help with a cv - the list is endless.








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  • Facilities

     Toilets, Kitchen, Entrance hall, small meeting room, store room and wheelchair access




  • Kitchen

    Kitchen including ,oven ,fridge, dishwasher, cutlery, cups, plates & microwave




















Bournheath Village Community Centre
Set in a semi rural location close to the M5 and M42 motorways, the Village Hall has one large room, with a smaller room adjoining it, together with a fully refurbished kitchen.  There is also a large car parking area to accommodate visitors cars.