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Villager

July 2021

formerly Village News

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 E:arnoldsart@mac.com

S E R V I C E S

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Chartered Financial Planners

Sarum, Market Street, Penkridge, Staffordshire. ST19 5DH

Tel: 01785 715567

e-mail: mail@evansash.co.uk

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Completely Independent advice .... for you! Retirement Planning & Pensions Investments Life & Medical Insurances Mortgages Equity Release

A PERSONAL SERVICE BY PROFESSIONALS Call now and ask for Martyn or Ceri

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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

help@perton-pc.co.uk Serving the community since 2006

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F I N A N C I A L

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: wade_stephenc@hotmail.com

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


THE SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST When You Choose VMS for a Service or MOT You Can Be Assured of: • Fast Same Day Service Always Our Aim. • Accurate Honest Advice. • Fully Trained Vehicle Technician. • Modern Up-to-Date Workshop. • Price Guarantee - We’ll Beat Any Dealer Quote. • Manufacturers Warranty Protected. • Free Collection and Delivery Service. • All Makes and Models Catered For.

SERVICES AVAILABLE • Servicing & MOT’s • Timing Belts • Diagnostics • Clutches & Gearboxes • Tyres & Puncture Repair • Air Con Re-Gas Call James Abbott @ Village Motor Services Brewood Kiddermore Green Road, Brewood ST19 9BQ Telephone: 07811 181270 www.vmsbrewood.co.uk

Carpentry and Joinery

All types of carpentry undertaken - over 28 yrs experience. • Doors • Kitchens • Fitted Wardrobes • • Stairs • Laminated Flooring • Decking • etc Phil Smith

Tel: 01902 743092 Mobile 07879 235 512

Tel: 01902 478421 Mobile: 07751 771 228

e: andycorfield@tiscali.co.uk

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

Tel: 01902 791 474 Mobile: 07932 925 128

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

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Tel / Fax 01902 846943

Mobile: 07976 315556 1 Wheeler Close, Codsall, Wolverhampton

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Specialists Ashes Bmw & Mini Four

www.bmautomotivesolutions.co.uk

35 YEARS’ BMW AND MINI EXPERIENCE ✓Service ✓Air-con Servicing ✓Diagnostics ✓Repairs ✓M.O.T. arranged ✓Electronic Service History Updated

Call JAMIE

07931 752038

01902 758073

www.jbheatinginwolverhampton.co.uk 8 Cunningham Road, Perton, WV6 7XJ

Established 2011

OPENING TIMES: Mon-Thurs 8am - 5.30pm Fri 8am - 5pm Sat 9am - 12.30pm

To advertise your business to 16,000 homes every month

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BM AUTOMOTIVE SOLUTIONS LTD. 5 minutes from J2 M54

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Mobile vehicle valet & Detailing We come to you 07576 888631

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News from Barnfield Sandbeds July 2021 As from now, I will be bringing you news from Barnfield each quarter. In April, at last, the Covid restrictions were relaxed and we were able to meet up again, outside, in groups of no more than six. The first job, which had been waiting for such a long time was the placing of the ceramic tiles on selected trees around the top level of the site. They show paintings of a variety of wild life to be seen in the sandbeds at different times of the year. We hope that children will enjoy looking out for them and, in time, will be able to identify the real thing. Thanks again to Claire Warburton and David Christison who made and decorated the tiles. Work did not actually stop during Lockdown. A couple of our members worked hard throughout, socially distanced of course, keeping the site safe and tidy for the general public. Dead wood along the edges of the paths needs to be taken out, as do brambles creeping across the paths threatening to trip unsuspecting passers-by, and a general cleaning up of unsightly or harmful waste is an ongoing thing. We are indebted to Phil and Pete for all their hard work. We were also able to welcome back the Duke of Edinburgh students to resume their course. Three lads come along for a couple of hours each Sunday morning and work alongside committee members and volunteers. Our first task was to relocate a large number of snowdrops, hidden in the undergrowth, to a place near the entrance where they can be seen and admired. Then the two large bug hotels, abandoned last year due to Covid, were finished and secured with fine chicken wire. They look very smart and professional now. Last week the lads set to clearing

all the logs, bottles and rubbish which was floating on the pond. Not an easy task hauling heavy branches out with grappling hooks, but the boys never complain. I must say how polite and willing they are. An absolute credit to their parents and school. The site is looking rather splendid at the moment with a glorious profusion of May blossom towering over the entire site, whilst on the banks there is a riot of blue and red from the green alkanet and red campions. It looks very patriotic! On the edge of the path from the Horsebrook Lane entrance is a single Solomon’s seal – a remnant from the days when people used to dump their garden refuse down there. As a non-native plant, it should come out really but, looking at all the insects attracted to its flowers, it seems such a shame to take away their food source. Our ransoms, planted last year are now flowering well and wafting their scent of garlic around the damp area near the field stile. Many birds are now settled in a territory with the females sitting on eggs or chicks and the male birds singing lustily to advertise their territory. It is worth dog owners remembering to keep their dogs under control during the nesting season for most small birds in woodland, particularly migrants nest close to the ground and are very vulnerable to disturbance. Once they have lost a clutch of eggs or chicks, they won’t try again and so their long, hazardous journey from Africa will have been all in vain and numbers of those species move ever closer to becoming endangered. Joyce Bradley

BRETTLEC BRETTLEC ELECTRICAL SERVICES ALL ASPECTS OF ELECTRICAL WORK FROM CHANGING A LIGHT BULB TO A TOTAL RE-WIRE ALL FROM A COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST! • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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 • CCTV

DOMESTIC INSTALLER

01785 840825 07891 754505 Whiteoaks Drive, Bishopswood

Email: brettlec@hotmail.co.uk

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CHEVRON

CITROËN and Peugeot

Specialists

Mike and Ray Quinn bring you

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

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!

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

Call:

Kiddemore Green Road, Brewood

www.chevroncitroenspecialists.com

Get peace of mind by dealing direct with us, the owners of the company, Mike or Ray Quinn for a very personal service. Back at Perton Civic Centre on Thursdays & Fridays

Please contact Sheena for booking details 07962 075 980

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PHIL SHEPHERD PLUMBING AND HEATING FOR ALL TYPES OF GAS REPAIR, SERVICING AND INSTALLATION INCLUDING LPG, BOILERS, COOKERS & FIRES ALL TYPES OF GENERAL PLUMBING WORK UNDERTAKEN CALL YOUR LOCAL GAS ENGINEER PHIL SHEPHERD ON

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

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Craig’s Carpentry Services All aspects of Carpentry covered Internal and External Kitchens and Bedrooms Tel:01902 790802 Mobile:07977 416 065 E: craig.trueman@hotmail.co.uk

Somerford Travel Away Days As things finally start to get back to normal we are delighted to announce that Away Days will start again on Wednesday 11th August, with pickup points from Brewood and Coven It is proposed that the first outing will be to Bridgnorth with a meal at “The Downs” restaurant. The total cost including the two-course lunch will be £25. For further information please phone: Bill 01902 850963, Jane 01902 850022 or Roy 01902 790479

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 • info@brewoodpilates.co.uk

www.brewoodpilates.co.uk

www.morfevalley.com Trees are our business!

MorfeValleyArboriculture

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: trees@morefevalley.com

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PARTON BROTHERS BUILDING & CARPENTRY

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

M J Home Improvements

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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

No job too small

TREE SERVICES P&R Jones

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

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

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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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

10 REASONS why I’ve booked a Round-Britain Cruise this Summer The UK was already set for a bumper summer season, with availability a real challenge, but with the removal of Portugal from the Green List demand has sky-rocketed. If, like many people, you’re still determined to get away, a seacation could be the perfect solution… There will be 19 ships (or more) cruising around the British Isles this summer, with just under 250 voyages taking place between May, and the end of September – this is something we’ve never seen before, and are unlikely to ever see again. This summer of ‘Seacations’ started in May when MSC Virtuosa set sail from Southampton, with returning guests reporting that it was better than ever. With so much choice it can be overwhelming, particularly if you’ve never cruised before. But don’t worry, I’m on hand to find the perfect cruise for you, whether you are cruising solo, as a couple, family, or a group of friends; AND whether you are vaccinated, or not!

Gilly Bachelor, Personal Travel Consultant Here’s ten great reasons why you should jump on board! • Cruises are just such incredible value as almost everything is included – food, entertainment, clubs and activities plus many cruise lines include drinks, tips and Wi-Fi. Short breaks start from £299 per person; • The entertainment is fabulous – in the evening you’ll enjoy West End quality shows, live music, movies under the stars, deck parties, with daytime entertainment including lectures, deck games and quizzes; •The great thing with a UK seacation is that there’s no tests or the need to self-isolate on your return home. You’ll need to take one Covid test before you embark, and many cruise lines include the cost of the test. • You can enjoy the spa and pools – they’re all open! • The children will be safe – with free kids’ clubs and plenty of activities – including indoor and outdoor pools, plus waterslides! • You’ll feel Covid-19 ‘secure’, as cruise lines are following some of the strictest guidelines in the travel sector (and you get to enjoy your fabulous cruise ship with far fewer guests with social distancing guidelines in place); • You’ll get the chance to explore your own country with stops in the Shetland and Orkney Islands, Belfast, Liverpool and Portland now confirmed; • You can treat yourself to a luxury suite, and you’ll get to enjoy dedicated areas such as MSC Cruises’ Yacht Club and The Retreat, on the newly-refurbished Celebrity Silhouette; • You can experience a brand-new ship – choose from the MSC Virtuosa, Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady and P&O Cruises’ Iona; • You get to try out the latest onboard tech – from bionic bartenders and your very own voice-activated helper in your cabin. And if you’re new to cruise, why not try a 3-night seacation, or if you’re a cruise-lover like me, then book for 7 nights or more. With so many cruise lines offering UK seacations this year including P&O, Cunard, MSC, Celebrity, Virgin and Disney... there’s something for everyone, so get in touch and I’ll find something perfect for you! Call me on 07970102161 or email gilly.bachelor@notjusttravel. comlines of any travel sector, and there’s a huge choice!

DRY LINING ARTEX FLATTENED EXTENSIONS

WALL & FLOOR TILING BATHROOM RE-FITS INSURANCE WORK

Phone: Codsall 840470 Mobile: 07986 342 552 Email: mickcrave@gmail.com

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

Brewood

Brewood Cricket Club Deansfield Road Brewood, ST19 9HX. Bar open every Friday and Saturday. Senior, junior, women and girls’ teams. brewoodccjuniors@outlook.com 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 roggrainger@btinternet.com 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 www.brewoodjubileehall.btck.co.uk 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 brewoodwi@yahoo.com

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 brewoodbowlingclub@gmail.com 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 www.thelollipoptheatreschool.co.uk 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

BREWOOD TREE SERVICES

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

FREE QUOTATIONS

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

Brewood Junior Football Club FA Chartered club with FA coaches. Teams for 7-16 year olds. More details contact Mac Webb 01902 850671 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 brewoodbellringers@gmail.com Brewood Acoustic Music Club Meet every Thursday at Brewood Cricket Club 8pm Contacts - Will :01902 850422 Dave: 01902 844394 www.brewoodacousticmusic.com 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@ gmail.com or 01902 248178 New Brewood Theatre Group For further details please contact either Gill Collins on 01902 850864 email gilljc2012@gmail.com or Pauline Keates on 01902850536 email paulinejkeates@hotmail.co.uk

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 paulmallaband@yahoo.co.uk 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 www.codsalldramaticsociety@gmail.com Codsall and Bilbrook Twinning Association Details of a wide variety of events appear on our

MOBILE HAIRDRESSER

Telephone : 01902 745 801 Mobile : 07801 543 199

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

Penkridge

Daniela

website:codsallbilbrooktwinning.co.uk or email Ann Allan : annsmithallan@gmail.com 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: contact@codsallvillagehall.co.uk Codsall Dramatic Society Meets every Wednesday from 8pm at Codsall Village Hall. New members always welcome. For further information contact Colin Peterson 01902 330549 www.codsalldramaticsociety@gmail.com Codsall & Bilbrook History Society Meet Codsall Village Hall 7.45pm. Visitors welcome, admission £2 on the night. www.codsallhistory.com

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 stpaulschurchcoven.co.uk

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: www.churchatperton.net / 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

COVEN FORGET-ME-NOT CLUB

Restarting Tuesday July 13th 2-4pm. (After 16months) Unless further restrictions prevent it. We look forward to seeing you all again.

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

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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//tdhs.btck.co.uk

Other local areas & outlying cities

SJ

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

146654

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 richardluckett@hotmail.com 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 springhillcc@hotmail.co.uk   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. Website-www.wulfrun-walkers.co.uk 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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From the smallest From the the smallest smallest From extension to building your extension to to building building your your extension dream home. dream home. home. dream On-site planning to On-site planning planning to to On-site completion including completion including including completion drawings and building drawings and and building building drawings regulations ifif required. required. regulations if required. regulations Replacement windows and doors Conservatories and Porches Replacement windows windows and and doors doors ••• Conservatories Conservatories and and Porches Porches Replacement Fascias and Soffits in choice of hardwood, softwood or UPVC Fascias and and Sof�ts Sof�ts in in aaa choice choice of of hardwood, hardwood, softwood softwood or or UPVC UPVC Fascias All roofwork carried out from trusses to traditional hand-made roofs Allroofwork roofworkcarried carriedout outfrom fromtrusses trussesto totraditional traditionalhand-made hand-maderoofs roofs All Replacement or refurbishment of kitchens Replacement or or refurbishment refurbishment of of kitchens kitchens Replacement

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EST. 1980

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cabbages, cauliflowers, carrots and other particularly susceptible vegetables against flies, pigeons and butterflies. Harvest peas and runner beans regularly whilst they are young and tender, freeze any spares for home grown vegetables during the winter months. Keep beans and peas moist and spray over the foliage to encourage pods to set. There’s plenty of choice in the herbaceous sections at the moment as well as the ever popular Lupins – especially the newer West Country Range, there’s the Salvias – Hot Lips being a good one, Delphiniums and the butterfly loving Verbena bonanariensis and the ever popular perennial Geraniums. Hostas are good for a shady spot with their coloured foliage, watch out for the slugs though, especially

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