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August 2021

Linking Villages with Local Businesses and Events Established 21 years. Delivered to 16,000 local homes every month in Brewood, Coven, Penkridge, Codsall, Bilbrook, Perton and Tettenhall TO ADVERTISE CALL 07540 257743



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Troublesome/slow PC driving you mad? Internet connec�on lost or unstable? Unable to send or receive emails? PC/tablet/smartphone has virus/malware? Wireless network needs fixing or boos�ng? Problems with new hardware/so�ware? Maybe you just need some friendly IT support?

For help with the above (and more besides) in your home or small business; day�me, evenings and weekends, call or email Richard Harmer, your local IT Professional.

Perton PC

07989 989449 Serving the community since 2006

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Expert home maintenance, decorating & repairs Fully insured and with over 25 years experience, you know your home is in expert hands. Call today for a free no obligation quotation. Services include: Kitchens & bathrooms

Roofing, gutters & drains

DIY & repairs

Bricklaying & plastering

Lock fitting

Window repairs & door hanging

Painting & decorating

Patios & Gardens

Call Stephen Wade: 01902 750163 or 07522 06 50 50 Email:

SRG Pattingham Roofing Services FELT ROOF SPECIALIST

Chimney Pointing • Ridge Tile Rebed • Gutter Clean All aspects of Property Maintenance undertaken Insurance Quotes • All Work Guaranteed

No job too small - Your Local Roofer

Call Steve Greenway for a FREE quotation

07966 207169 or 01902 701005

Brewood Voluntary Car Scheme

Quality Driveways

We have successfully made literally hundreds of journeys taking people to and from medical appointments, all carried out by volunteer drivers. Unfortunately between April 2020 and May 2021 the scheme had to go on hold due to COVID but we are now back and taking bookings.

Do you need transport? Give as much notice as possible, tell us your name and address, telephone number, destination and the date and time of your appointment. We will do our best to find a driver to pick you up from your home and take you back. If we can’t find a driver then we will advise you of this as soon as possible so you can make other arrangements. You pay your driver at the end of your journey. Fares are calculated on the miles per journey. For example Brewood to New Cross Hospital, a return journey of 18 miles, would cost £10.00.

Would you like to become a volunteer driver? We really need more drivers. If you have a car and spare time please consider helping this very worthwhile venture. How involved a driver becomes is the choice of the individual: some prefer to only do 1 or 2 trips a month whilst others take on 2 or 3 a week, some prefer to avoid certain destinations whilst others are happy to go

• Weed-Free Paving Since 1990 • Many Patterns and Colours • View Completed Driveways in your area • Superb Portfolio of 29 years’ work • Domestic & Commercial Work undertaken

Call : 07815 497939 or 01902 764352

anywhere. The choice is yours. Whatever contribution a driver chooses to make they are reimbursed their mileage expenses on a monthly basis. If you are interested then give us a call or pop into the office for a chat.

Contact Details Our administrator Sofena is based in The Parish Council Office, 35 Stafford Street, Brewood. Monday to Friday 9.30 to 12.00 and can be contacted on 01902 851786. Messages can be left on the answer phone outside of these times.

• Professional Tree Surgeons


• Stump Grinding • Garden & Hedge Maintenance


• Landscaping & Fencing

01902 846 276 07956 667 075

• Insured to £5 Million Public Liability

• All tree work conforms to BS3998


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Tarmacadam Specialists


& Block Paving Contractors

Graham J. Lewis & Sons Over 20 Years’ Experience

Red Tarmac Specialists

• Drives • Paths • Play Areas • Concreting • Patios • Walling • Fencing

All Work To The Highest Standards Local Authority Approved Friendly Professional Advice


07860 291 110 3 Easthall Close, Brewood ST19 9EX GAS SAFE REGISTERED Reg. No. 532250

Tel / Fax 01902 846943

Mobile: 07976 315556 1 Wheeler Close, Codsall, Wolverhampton

Coven Plumbing & Heating Bathrooms Fitted Heating Systems Repaired • Servicing Colin Rowley

Tel: 01902 791 474 Mobile: 07932 925 128

Back at Perton Civic Centre on Thursdays & Fridays

Please contact Sheena for booking details 07962 075 980


extra sockets & lights consumer unit upgrades re-wire and renovations new builds & extensions intruder alarms systems fibre optics / RGB LED’s remote control lighting intercoms / access showers CCTV smoke detectors garden power & lighting digital aerial systems test / inspection & reports

• Alarm Systems • Electrical Raglan Avenue 28 Perton

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01785 840825 07891 754505 Whiteoaks Drive, Bishopswood


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• Free Measuring • Free Estimating • Samples to Your Door Call now

07949 319192

let’s create your dream home Robert Bedward, the owner of La fenêtre Curtains and Blinds (based in Perton), was trained by James Beattie Ltd in the early 1970s. Working in the Soft Furnishings department and subsequently as the Deputy Department Manager of Soft Furnishings and Linens at the Dudley store laid the foundations for the provision of excellent customer service and product knowledge. Further experience in the trade was developed as the Department Manager of Soft Furnishings at the House of Fraser (Rackhams). A further ten years as a sales representative for Antiference Limited window furnishings’ division selling drapery hardware to soft furnishing retailers, commercial workrooms and contract curtain fitters, gave Robert the opportunity to experience the window drapery requirements of a broad range of customers and the solutions thereof. La fenêtre supplies high quality products which are professionally made for both domestic and commercial clients acfross the Midlands. The Company’s aim is to provide total customer satisfaction. We offer thousands of fabric and blind choices from our range of patterns supplied by leading fabric and blind

manufacturers, all of which are delivered to your door.

Our fabric choices are complemented by a wide range of curtain tracks, rails and poles from industry leading brands that are not always to be found at typical curtain retailers. Cord-operated bay window tracks, electric rails and powered blinds are also available for that extra touch of luxury.

To schedule a consultation please call 07949 319192 and we will arrange a free, no-obligation measuring, estimating and pattern loan service to suit your requirements.

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Mike and Ray Quinn bring you

Carpet and Vinyl Fitting & Supply Specialists

No deposits or exchange of cash until your carpet or flooring is fitted and you are completely satisfied.

Bringing the Carpet Showroom to your door Offering the best in personal service direct to you - our customer!

Get peace of mind by dealing direct with us, the owners of the company, Mike or Ray Quinn for a very personal service.

M J Home Improvements Coven Heath

Tel 07778 018 682 or 01902 398647 • General building work/repairs • Flat roof repairs/replacement • Bathroom & Kitchen refurbishment/installation • Internal Doors (supplied & Fitted) • General Gardening/Maintenance

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Improve posture, Strengthen muscles Improve flexibility, Greater joint mobility Lower stress levels, Increase bone density Improve body tone, Increase confidence Registered BackCare® Professional 0787 508 2411 • Trees are our business!


We specialise in high quality Tree Maintenance, Tree Works, Surveys and Consultancy Work throughout Staffordshire and the surrounding area. Services include all aspects of tree works, Tree Inspections, Surveys and Reports to aid development BS 5837:2012, Tree Risk, Mortgage and Insurance. Over 20 years’ experience in the industry within the Public and Private sectors. Fully insured, trained and qualified with £5 million public liability and £1 million professional indemnity. All work conforms to BS 3998:2010 Tree Work – Recommendations For a free quotation, please contact: Craig Watkins Tel: 01902 701057 Mobile: 07870 602501 Email:

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Leather Upholstery Technician Repairs to leather furniture on site. Colour loss, scuffs, stitching, re-padding, frame work, new panels cleaning etc. Over15 years’ experience. Friendly service

FREE estimates and quotes

Call Steve Hewitt Mobile: 07875 024 524

Exciting times ahead for travellers It has been another exciting month in the travel industry, and for me personally. FIRSTLY, our Government has now announced that quarantine will no longer be required for fully vaccinated adults and all children (under 18) returning from amber list nations from 19 July. This feels like very positive news; however, there are (at least) 5 things you need to consider: 1. What are the inbound requirements for the country you’re visiting? These could range from completing a simple online form, pre-arrival Covid testing, but can also include a period of quarantine; 2. What experience can you expect at your hotel or resort? Some destinations are only now opening up, others have been open for nearly 12 months, with very robust Covid protocols in place; 3. If you’re travelling to an amber destination, what is the

Gilly Bachelor

Personal Travel Expert

Booking fabulous holidays for people who value a personal service. ABTA & ATOL protected.

Gilly Bachelor, Personal Travel Consultant likelihood of it changing to red whilst you’re away? 4. What advice is our FCDO giving? If it is advising against ‘all but essential travel’ this will most likely invalidate your travel insurance; 5. Did you know you will still need to take a Covid (antigen/ lateral flow) test no more than 72 hours before you return home to the UK, and a further Covid (PCR) test when you are back in the UK, at day two? Whilst this may seem overwhelming, it really isn’t. I’m writing this article from the stunning Island of St Lucia, and I’ve had an amazing trip. So, travel is definitely possible, and if you choose the right country and resort, it’s also amazing! Please do not book online; get in touch so I can give you the best possible advice, to make sure you make the right holiday choice for you and your loved ones. And SECONDLY, I am excited to share with you that I am a finalist for Travel Agent of the Year. It’s been an incredibly tough year working in travel, and I think this is set to continue for a few months yet. This is why I feel so emotional (I was a little teary when I found out) at being a finalist as it recognises the work I’ve been doing, not only to look after my clients, but also to offer help and advice to anyone that’s booked a holiday - with my helpline, virtual holiday surgeries, Facebook Lives, and webinars, recognised as valuable contributions to my clients, and the local community more generally. I want to say a huge thank you to everyone that has supported me, by booking a holiday (or rebooking one!) and those of you who have come to me for advice, but given me great reviews, as this is the supporting evidence that was key to my short-listing. Get in touch to book your personal holiday consultation. Please email me at or call me on 07970102162, I very much look forward to speaking to you.

Coven Landscapes

Book an appointment to visit my

Landscaping and Garden Maintenance

lovely office in Brewood.

Paving • Patios • Fencing • Driveways • Brickwork • Turfing Garden Makeovers & Maintenance

Quality, Reliable Service - Fully Insured

For a FREE Quotation call Henry

Tel: 01902 851 984 Mob: 07525 660 156

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Heating, Plumbing & Gas

Contact: Scott Russell 07745 634 385 01902 241 963

Natural Gas and LPG Engineer Caravans, Park Homes & Domestic Properties Boiler Replacements, Heating Installations, Services, Gas Safety Checks and Boiler Breakdowns Based in Coven


Local Company Established for 30 Years

All aspects of Building & Joinery Undertaken • Extensions/Garages/Kitchens etc. • Bathrooms • General Landscaping/Block Paving etc. • All Joinery projects • No job too small • Fully insured Public Liability • Considerate workmanship • Experienced local tradesmen

Call Trevor 07956 447567 or Stuart on 07898 774008 Grendon Gardens, Penn. WV3 7NQ


Fully Insured • Competitive Prices Mobile: 07932 727 332 Office: 01902 903 250 Call for a FREE Quote, all aspects of tree work

Steve The Mole Pest Control

Control of Moles, Rats, Wasps and other pests. • • • • •

Fast, discreet, professional service Plain unmarked vehicles Very competitive prices Free quotes One-offs and contract work undertaken

For qualified help and advice

Steve Billingham Tel: 01952 850381 Mobile: 07502 113 789

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Codsall Forget-Me-Not Club Wednesday 5pm & 7pm, Thursday 9.15am Call Tessa 0773 838 8868 for details


Brewood Voluntary Car Scheme Provides transport to medical appointments for people in Brewood, Coven, Bishops Wood, Wheaton Aston or surrounds. If you need a lift or could volunteer to help please call 01902 851786 – Monday to Friday 9.30 – 12.00. Answer phone outside of these hours. Brewood Cricket Club Deansfield Road Brewood, ST19 9HX. Bar open every Friday and Saturday. Senior, junior, women and girls’ teams. New members welcome. Room for hire. Brewood Men’s Fitness Club Come along for a taster session, we meet on Thursday’s at St Dominic’s Sports Hall between 7.30 and 9pm and welcome new faces. For more information phone or text Mark Jones on 07946 393571. Brewood Chess Circle Meet at British Legion Brewood, Tuesdays 7.30pm. Contact Roger Grainger on 01785 714301 or email The Brewood Singers - Every Thursday 8pm, Angel Room, Jubilee Hall, Brewood. Mixed-voice, 4-part choir who aspire to a high standard and enjoy singing as a hobby. All welcome. For further information contact Jen Beardsmore on 07900 693 754 Unwanted Currency & Stamps raising funds for St Mary & St Chad Church, Brewood. British or foreign notes and coins, including pre-decimalisation £sd or pre-Euro currencies of any age or type, together with stamps. Please contact Shirley Snow 01902 851533 Jubilee Hall Site Supervisor Kim Sisson - 07702 022 370

Brewood W.I. meet on the first Wednesday of each month except August, in the Jubilee Hall at 7.30 pm. This is an opportunity to meet new friends and learn new skills.Visitors are always welcome. Want more information? email Crown Green Bowling in Brewood Engleton Lane. For information on learning to bowl, green opening times, membership, functions and fundraising campaigns contact Helen on 01902 850188 or AWAY DAYS : with Somerford Travel Organising outings and holidays from the pickup points of Brewood and Coven. Outings second Wed each month. New members welcome. For further information ring: 01902 850963 or 01902 790479 Brewood Indoor Bowling Short Mat Bowling for the over-50s. Tuesdays 6.45pm in Jubilee Hall. New members very welcome, all equipment provided. Contact Steve 01902 850858 for details Brewood Contact Group Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month 8pm. Informal meetings and social activities for thinking women. Contact Pauline Keates 01902 850536 for details. Brewood Tennis Club Very friendly village club with all year round floodlit courts. All ages/levels of ability welcome. 4 Teams entered in South Staffordshire League. Coaching available. Contact Brian Swift mob 07970 733225 Lollipop Theatre Arts Jubilee Hall. Youth theatre company ages 6-21. Sing, dance, act & perform in a safe and friendly environment. Sundays 10am - 2pm (term time). Contact Lucy-Ellen on 07984 598589 or 01902 850788 or Brewood Junior Football Club FA Chartered club with FA coaches. Teams for 7-16 year olds. More details contact Mac Webb 01902 850671


Tree Felling Pruning Reshaping Crown Reduction Tree Work Hedge Trimming Stump Grinding Fencing and Woodchip

BEAUTY Studio 1b Church Road, Brewood

Fully Insured Special Rates for Senior Citizens

We also Repair & Service Chainsaws & Strimmers Replacement chains and sharpening service


Wayne Sisson, 41 Kiddemore Green Road, Brewood Email: Tel: 01902 850 714 Mobile:07977 273 981 Page 10

Scout Group Contact Peter Plowright 01902 850009 Beavers (6-8yrs) Wednesdays 6.00-7.10pm Cubs (8-10yrs) Wednesdays 7.20 - 8.45pm Scouts (10-14yrs) Fridays 7.00-9.00pm Explorers (14-18yrs) Fridays 7.00-9.00pm 2nd Brewood Brownies. Meet term time only on Tuesday evenings 6-7pm at Brewood Community Hub, Deansfield Rd,Brewood. For girls aged 7-10 years. Contact Kelly Simpson 07587 363531. Staffordshire Corps of Drums Mondays 7-9pm Sea cadet HQ, Riverway, Stafford. Open to anyone over 15 years. Full training given on Drums, Flutes and Bugles/ Fanfare Trumpets. Please contact 01902 850536 for further details. Brewood Bellringers Every Tuesday 7.45pm at the church. A great fun, team hobby. FREE teaching and practice for everyone. New members wanted. Ring Steve 07860 551830 Email Brewood Acoustic Music Club Meet every Thursday at Brewood Cricket Club 8pm Contacts - Will :01902 850422 Dave: 01902 844394 Brewood Afternoon WI Come along and make new friends, we meet 2nd Monday each month, Jubilee Hall 2pm till 4pm. Visitors always welcome. Contact brewoodafternoonwi@ or 01902 248178 New Brewood Theatre Group For further details please contact either Gill Collins on 01902 850864 email or Pauline Keates on 01902850536 email

Natasha and Mel welcome you to the Beauty Studio. With our years of knowledge and experience we’re sure to find the perfect treatment for you.

We’re here for all your beauty needs. For a price list give us a call or send us a message on social media and we’ll get one sent over About us: to you.

01902 851444 @thebeautystudiobrewood @thebeautystudiobrewood

We offer a wide range of treatments which includes: nails, waxing, massages, lash lift, brow lamination, dermaplaning, CACI non-surgical face treatments, facials and many more:

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SIMON HUGHES Plumbing & Heating Services Your Local Plumbing & Heating Engineer

A Professional & Reliable Service No Job Too Big or Too Small

• Full Gas Central Heating • Boiler Changes • Boiler Service & Repairs • Landlord Certificates • Full Bathroom Installations • Showers • Taps • Gas Fires & Cookers • All General Plumbing

Penkridge Junior Football Club - Soccer School Saturday mornings - 3G pitch at Penkridge Leisure Centre. Boys and girls aged 5-7 who would like to play football - Please contact Paul Mallaband 07887 625971 or Penkridge Voices Choir Practise Fridays at 7.30pm at Methodist Church Social Room, Clay Street, Penkridge. Contact Margaret Edwards 01785 714331 Peace Memorial Hall Available for hire, currently refurbished hall with drinks’ licence to any organisation or individuals. Hall complete with stage, kitchen and bar area. For bookings contact Lynn Lawrence 07412 089 546 Penkridge Parkinson’s Support Group Meet at Haling Dene on the 4th Wednesday in the month 10am - 12.30pm Contact: 01785 712008

Codsall and Codsall Wood Codsall Dramatic Society Meets every Wednesday from 8pm at Codsall Village Hall. New members always welcome. For further information contact Colin Peterson 01902 330549 Codsall and Bilbrook Twinning Association Details of a wide variety of events appear on our


Telephone : 01902 745 801 Mobile : 07801 543 199

Tel: (01902) 752 638 Mob: 07973 163 776


Daniela or email Ann Allan : or phone Ann on 01902 844660 Codsall Forget-Me-Not Club for the over-60s Wednesdays 2.15 - 3.45pm Station Rd, Codsall. Transport available from Bilbrook, Codsall & Oaken. Enquiries: 01902 844 717 Codsall Village Hall Large hall and 2 other rooms available for meetings, groups, parties etc. Disabled toilets, well equipped main kitchen and a large car park. Tel: 01902 845412. Email: Codsall Dramatic Society Meets every Wednesday from 8pm at Codsall Village Hall. New members always welcome. For further information contact Colin Peterson 01902 330549 Codsall & Bilbrook History Society Meet Codsall Village Hall 7.45pm. Visitors welcome, admission £2 on the night.

Coven Coven Craft Club Meets at Coven Memorial Hall every Monday 1pm 3pm. Social group - card making, knitting, embroidery etc. Occasional outings and meals out. Contact Edna: 01902 790059 St. Paul’s Church (C of E) - A warm and friendly welcome is offered at our Services: Sun 9.15am and Wed 10.30am. Tea/coffee and biscuits at Saturday pop-in 10.30-12.00. Events throughout the year. Please visit our website at

Perton Church At Perton - All welcome Sunday at 10am and 5pm. Church open 10am-3pm, Mon-Fri for any to pop in. ‘Place of Welcome’ Coffee Morning every Saturday, 10.30-12noon. For information about all activities for all age groups: / Facebook: Church At Perton Acorn Club - Toddler Group Meet in Lakeside Hall, Perton Centre every Thursday from 10am-11.15am. Contact Nicky Bamber 07854 244 782


Please note that the Club will NOT now reopen on July 13th as planned. September has been voted for by the Committee but as yet no details .  I am very sorry and disappointed for all of you looking forward to meeting up again(with safety measures in place). Please phone 01902 791485 or 01902 790955 for more info.Please phone 01902 791485 or 01902 790955 for details.

LANDLORDS! We require more rental properties in Penkridge, Stafford and surrounding villages, Cannock, Hednesford, Heath Hayes & Rugeley

Call for your FREE, No-obligation Rental Appraisal

We have a substantial mailing list of prospective tenants waiting for a property like yours.

Call: 01785 716 800

TRAFALGAR PROPERTIES To advertise call 01694 245040 email:

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Mark Smith

M.J.McCarthy Plumbing & Heating

Brush and Vacuum Chimney Sweeping Service Long established business All solid fuel fires & appliances swept Reliable and competitively priced CERTIFICATES ISSUED

Please call 01902 845128 or 07964 703721

Tettenhall The Computer Hub at Tettenhall Wood Institute Over 60? Have problems with laptops, tablets, mobile phones or other electronic gadgets? Would you like to learn how to go online shopping, send emails or just improve your skills? We are here to help. Monday 10am-12nn and Wednesday 2-4pm. Call Mike on 01902 762 693 for further details or just come along to a free session (press bell number 3) Garden Club Meets last Friday of month Feb-Nov. 7.30 Tettenhall Wood Institute. All welcome. Become a member for discounted garden products. Contact Wenonah Davies 01902 746646. http//

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Installation, Service & Repair Complete Fitted Bathroom Service includingTiling & Electrics


Tel: 01902 743892 Mobile: 07774 732353

Woodfield Tennis Club (WTC Penn) WV4 4AD 4 excellent floodlit astro courts, top facilities. Mix-ins every Weds 6.30pm, Sat 1pm. New players of all abilities welcome. 07875 584218 Springhill Cricket Club, Penn, WV4 4TJ Most picturesque ground in county; warm, friendly atmosphere. Matches Sat and Sun, all ages and abilities welcome. All Star kids programme. 07865 955259 or 07730 577094   South Staffordshire Naturalists’ Society Indoor meetings alternate Mondays 7.30 at Wolverhampton Cricket Club, September - March. Wildlife walks Sat/Sun April - October. Contact Pauline Keates 01902 850536 Wulfrun Walkers - Walks every Sunday to suit all abilities throughout the year, plus holidays & social events. for the future walks programme & contact details. New members very welcome. Newbridge M S Therapy Centre Meadow View Wharf, WV6 0JT seeking helpers. Call in for a chat and coffee between 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday, tel: 01902 744888. Wolverhampton Local National Trust Meets alternate Friday mornings September to April at

The Lindens, Tettenhall Road. New members welcome. Contact June Jones 01902 755433 Sugar & Spice Girls Activity Club Meets Wednesday evenings 7-9pm at Claregate Pavillion, Knights Crescent, Wolverhampton. We undertake a different activity each week. Call 01902 829 633 or just pop in for further details and to see what we do. Springdale Art Class Meets every Thursday 2-4 pm at Springdale Church Community Centre, Warstones Rd, Penn. Tuition available if required. Warm, friendly atmosphere to suit all abilities.£2 per session. Contact Lesley Cook on 01902 330614 Wolverhampton Flower Arrangement Club Meet 2nd Tuesday each month at Codsall Village Hall 2.30pm New members welcome. Contact Secretary Lesley Woolley 01902 744613 Wolverhampton Flower Arrangement Club Meet 2nd Tuesday each month at Codsall Village Hall 2.30pm New members welcome. Contact Secretary Lesley Woolley 01902 744613 Wightwick Ladies Coffee Club - Established 50 years Meet at The Mount Hotel, Tettenhall Wood on the 1st Tuesday in the month 10.30am for coffee & biscuits and a guest speaker. New members very welcome. For further details please telephone: 01902 757375

S. Johns Home Improvements

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D. J. Knight Landscapes

EST. 1980

P D Blinds





Mobile : 07840 123 080

Home : 01902 743676

• Boiler installation and upgrades • Servicing and breakdown  • Full bathrooms  • Gas safe registered  • Competitive rates  • All plumbing and gas jobs  • Smart heating controls  • No job too small Cranford Road, Finchfield

Call James : 07470 670 721



Paving Ltd

• Clay & Block Paving • Patios • Brickwork • Tarmacing and Landscaping • Gravel • Slabbing • Fencing • Driveway Maintenance • Resin-bound and concrete imprint.

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Measure supply and fit of all types of blinds, shutters and curtains. Tel: 01902 734898 Mobile: 07771 552526 e:


CITROËN and Peugeot


For all your Citröen & Peugeot needs Main dealer trained as a consultant technician

Servicing & MOTs • Timing Belts Diagnostics (Main Dealer Equipment) Engine Lights • ABS Faults Key Coding • Anti Pollution Lights Clutch & Gearboxes • Airbag Faults

07773 769943 or 01902 725175


Kiddemore Green Road, Brewood

STEVE PANNELL Painter & Decorator • City & Guilds Qualified • Clean,Friendly and Professional • Local References Available • All Aspects of Decoration • Free Quotes!

Tel: 01902 565064 Mob: 07872 040 147 To advertise call 01694 245040 email:

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August in the Garden Hanging Baskets need liquid feeding weekly - even with the slow release fertilizers added to composts you’ll see the extra benefits from liquid feed. Dead head regularly to encourage the plants to keep producing new buds until well into the autumn. Keep sowing or planting salad crops such as lettuce, spinach, spring onions and radish in the veg patch to get a continuous harvest. Use very fine netting to cover cabbages, cauliflowers, carrots and other particularly susceptible vegetables against flies, pigeons and butterflies. There is plenty of choice in the herbaceous section at the moment as well as the ever-popular Lupins and Delpiniums; there’s the Salvias – Hot Lips, Amethsyt Lips and Cherry Lips being some of the standout varieties. There’s a whole new range of flourescent coloured Digitalis (Foxgloves) as well as the ever popular perennial Geraniums and the butterfly-loving Verbena bonanariensis. Dead head regularly to lengthen flowering time. Hoeing is a good task for a dry warm day; the weeds will wilt quickly and are less likely to re-root and grow again. For new potatoes in October, or at Christmas, plant seed potatoes in tubs in August. Growth will finish in October, leave the tubers in their pots until required for cooking.

Professionally Trained for: Felling Trees, Hedgecutting, Removal, Conifer Topping, Planting and General Tree Pruning Fully Insured Free Quotations Contact:

Robert Keay Mobile:

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