CELEBRATIONS have been held at a Bromsgrove retirement complex to mark a decade since it opened.

Brook Court, in Burcot Lane, opened in 2004.

To mark 10 years since opening a party was held on Friday, (May 16).

The complex was built by Bovis Homes and features 55, one of two bedroom retirement apartments.

The court also includes a restaurant serving home cooked lunchtime meals, a large communal lounge and a hobbies room.

An established community has formed, and an active social calender is available for those who want to take part.

Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid attended the party, cutting a cake and raising a toast.

Jennie Archer, Brook Court's manager, said afternoon tea was organised for the event, which was also attended by the owners.

She added that Mr Javid had a picture taken with residents Vi Stephens, Doris Turner and Eric Yapp, who have all lived at the court since it opened.