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, Bridge Club, 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 phone or email us, or come along to one of our meetings.   

The next Committee Meeting on Thursday 29th November at 7:30pm is the AGM of the BVCC Management Committee

The Community Centre is available to hire, at very reasonable rates.  Please see rates under the 'Booking Information' tab. 

***PLEASE KEEP WATCHING THIS SPACE***

This page will be updated with details of any upcoming Community event, that you as villagers will be invited to attend

IMPORTANT NOTICE

ANYONE WISHING TO MAKE A HALL BOOKING RESERVATION, IS ADVISED TO DO SO VIA EMAIL ONLY - THANK YOU

   

NOTICE is hereby given of the AGM of Bournheath Village Community Centre Management Committee, on Thursday 29th November at 7:30pm - the Agenda can be found under Agenda & Minutes in the dropdown to the left of the screen - all members of the public are welcome to attend.






  

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!



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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.