Another Great Skittles Evening at Bournheath Village Community Centre on Saturday 11th May saw another sell-out evening, with residents and friends enjoying a dynamic and enjoyable social event, including a curry provided by the committee.

After the Skittles Evening last October, a brilliant Christmas Fair and a successful Quiz Night in March, it is starting to look as if Bournheath is the “Go to” destination in the area!

Hopefully, everyone had a great time, as there was much enthusiasm and support for one another during the evening.  Congratulations to the winners.

Many thanks to Catshill Social Club for the loan of the skittle alley, to those who donated prizes and to all those people who came to the event to support the Community Centre, without you all it would not be such a success.

The Future’s Bright – Great Presentation by the founder of ‘Dauntless Daughters’

On Wednesday 3rd April we were treated to a presentation by Stephanie Green, founder of Dauntless Daughters.

This is an organisation founded to inspire and empower girls, specifically to encourage them in the STEM subjects. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

A talk about the aims of the organisation was followed by the chance for residents and visitors to ask questions, share experiences or express opinions, and a whole range of issues arose, stimulated by the positive and professional delivery of the presentation. Issues discussed ranged from the opportunities available to children of both genders in many of our schools now in comparison to previous eras; websites advising on suitable reading materials to inspire girls; people taking the opportunities raised by the #MeToo campaign to present positive role models and to set up organisations to further support girls; treating people as people regardless of gender; paternity leave; gender imbalance in the field of veterinary medicine……….and a vast array of other interesting points.

An inspiration presentation gave people many points to consider when thinking about their own family members. If you weren’t able to join us for this talk at the Bournheath get-together, then you may want to have a look at the website of and if you ever buy books for young relatives, you may find that you’ll get lots of ideas from


This was a very popular competition and was well supported, drawing photographers from near and far. The three categories offered wide interpretation and the outcome was pleasing.

The winner of ‘Bournheath View’ was Denise Field with her photograph ‘Summer Of Love 2018’.

The winner of ‘Transport’ was Lily Rose with her photograph ‘Hogwarts Adventure’, which was also voted Best In Show.

The winner of ‘Water’ was Tom Barnes with his photograph ‘Ocean Sunset Down Under’.

Bromsgrove Photographic Society (BPS) was represented by Colin Close, who judged the entries this year. Colin critiqued each entry and offered sound advice to the photographers. If you are interested in finding out more about BPS please check out

All other entrants and the names of their photographs are shown on the adjacent list.

SMILES ALL ROUND AT BVCC’S PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2018 (Right click to open selected photograph in a new page)