Area Guide

Bromsgrove

Bromsgrove is a town in Worcestershire about 16 miles north-east of Worcester and 13 miles south-west of Birmingham city centre. Bromsgrove is the main town in the larger Bromsgrove District. It benefits from access to two motorways (M42 & M5) and good mainline rail links from its station.

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Local Amenities

Bromsgrove’s high street is going from strength to strength with a wide range of high street stores and smaller independents. There are numerous restaurants and pubs dotted around the town.

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Leisure & Pleasure

Bromsgrove has a municipal park, Sanders Park. Facilities include: basketball courts, tennis courts, a skate park, children’s play area and football pitches. Other events are held such as big band afternoons featuring bands playing in the bandstand.

There is a large public leisure centre and sports centre in the town called Bromsgrove Sports and Leisure Centre. It has two swimming pools and a large sports hall. Numerous activities and clubs are held here, such as the Bromsgrove Swimming Club.

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Travel Links

Bromsgrove is intersected by the A38 which was bypassed to the east of the town in 1980, the M5 motorway borders the west side and the M42 motorway starts at the north of the town.

Bromsgrove railway station is situated to the south of the town. A new station was opened in July 2016. Bromsgrove is served by trains on the Cross City Line towards Lichfield.

There is also a bus station adjacent to the high street. Buses operate to Redditch, Worcester, Birmingham, Kidderminster, Halesowen and Stourbridge operated by various operators.

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Employment

Many of Bromsgrove’s residents find employment in Birmingham, Redditch, Worcester and other places along the motorway network. Bromsgrove is home to LG Harris Ltd, a paint brush and decorator’s tool manufacturer in Stoke Prior. There are also business parks in Aston Fields and Buntsford Hill. Bromsgrove District Council is aiming to create a technology corridor along the A38 to take advantage of the area’s road links.