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Villager S E R V I C E S

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New Headteacher Takes Up Role at Top Primary School   

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery in Brewood is delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Justine Lomas as its new Headteacher and Executive Leader. St Mary’s is part of The Painsley Catholic Academy and one of the top performing primary schools in Staffordshire.   Justine joins St Mary’s with over 27 years of experience in Catholic education. She began her career as a newly qualified teacher in an inner city school in Birmingham before joining St. Mary’s in Cannock as the Deputy Head and then went on to her first headship role at St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School in Stafford, another school within The Painsley Catholic Academy. Mrs Lomas worked more recently for the Archdiocese of Birmingham in a school improvement role.  In this position she was able to work very closely with the leaders of a wide range of Catholic schools with differing needs.   Commenting on her appointment, Mrs Lomas said, “I believe that a happy and successful school works hard together and, equally importantly, has fun!   “I am very much looking forward to getting to know the children, parents and staff at St. Mary’s and being part of a community where we all work together to be the very best we can be.   Part

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I want to ride my bicycle! At a time when so many of our favourite events have been postponed or cancelled, the Brewood Cycle Challenge Committee wanted to offer its riders the opportunity to get back on their bikes in 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the committee took the difficult decision not to run an official Brewood Cycle Challenge but wanted to offer a different type of challenge this year. Cyclists on the committee picked two of their favourite routes, a 60 mile and a 10 mile family friendly route and these have been made available free of charge to anyone who wishes to take on the challenge, in their own time. For the last 10 years the BCC has been fundraising for the 2nd Brewood Scout Group and in 2019 the Group completed the purchase of the existing Scout Hut, the land and the other buildings from the County Council. During lockdown, the first building was renovated and the new Community Hub will officially open in June. This site has safeguarded the future of the Scouts whilst providing a fantastic community asset for all the residents of Brewood. Fundraising continues to raise funds for the ongoing renovation of the other building on the site and for Scouting equipment; however the committee is now supporting other charities. Under normal circumstances St Dominic’s Grammar School hosts the Brewood Cycle Challenge and 2021 sees the school celebrate its Centenary. Pupils have been busy fundraising for St Giles Hospice and riders of the challenge this year can download a sponsorship form to help the school reach its target of £10,000.

So, are you up for the challenge? A medal* is up for grabs for any riders who complete the challenge and for those on Strava who want to see who else has completed the route – a time segment is available starting from Bargate Lane and ending at the park. For more information and to view the routes visit the website www.brewoodcyclechallenge.com, email info@brewoodcysclechallenge.com or check out our Facebook page. * For a small donation to cover postage


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Church Eaton Cricket Club - Please help to save our Club We are a long-established community-based club situated in the beautiful village of Church Eaton. We currently operate four senior men’s sides in both the North Staffs South Cheshire Cricket League and The Stone League as well as two women’s softballs sides who compete in tournaments  against other local teams. We also run a full range of junior sides ranging from our All Stars programme which is run in conjunction with the ECB for 5-8 year olds to get an introduction into cricket to under 9s right through to under 15s. All of our sides are looking for new members to help boost our club. Over the past 12 months the Club has been severely  impacted due to the covid-19 pandemic and we have been forced to close since the first lockdown in March 2020. During this time we have lost in the region of £9,000 which is needed as part of vital funding to keep the Club open and continuing to provide cricket in our community. At time of writing we are yet to receive a single penny in support or grant/funding to help us and therefore have

set up a crowdfunding page to try and raise the much needed funds. We are also trying to push this through the positive mental health factor sport has on us which has been so evident to all in the last year. PLease vist our crowdfunding page here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/re-startcecc We are also looking to develop our All Star project which is run in collaboration with the ECB - All places must be booked through the following website - Church Eaton CC - Allstars (5-8yearolds) All Stars Cricket provides boys and girls from 5-8 years old with 8 weeks of non-stop fun. The activity and game-based programme is suitable for all skill levels, providing your child with the foundations to begin a lifelong love of physical activity and cricket, while making friends in a safe and enjoyable environment.

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Latest Holiday Advice from - Gilly Bachelor The international holiday ban has now been lifted, and the Government has now announced the ‘Green List’ of countries which you will be able to return from without having to quarantine. This includes Portugal, Israel, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Iceland, Gibraltar, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands St Helena, Tristan de Cunha, Ascension Island. 
Looking at the Green List, lots of these destinations are still not open to UK visitors, however, we’re expecting Portugal to reopen its borders this month. We’re also hopeful for additional short haul destinations to ‘Go Green’ this summer. My predictions are Malta, the Canary Islands (Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura) and the Greek islands of Rhodes, Kos, Zakynthos, Corfu and Crete. Please be cautious, if you choose to travel to a Green,

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Amber or indeed Red destination where the FCDO has not updated its advice, and only essential travel is still recommended. You can still legally travel to these destinations; however most travel insurance policies will be invalid. If your policy is invalid there are specialist providers that can provide cover in these circumstances, and I’ll be able to signpost you to them. Travel is possible this year; however, I’d highly recommend you book with a travel professional (like myself) to ensure you understand fully the steps you need to take from the time of booking to after you return home! To ensure you’re financially protected but also compliant with the destination’s entry requirements and the UK’s, when you return home. I only work with suppliers that have favourable terms and conditions with regards to rebookings, credit notes and refunds. I’d also encourage you to consider a UK Seacation this summer – I’ll be enjoying a round-Britain cruise this Summer. It’s soooo much easier than going abroad. Drive to the port, get on board have a fabulous holiday! And there’s no testing and quarantine on your return, perfect... Also, you’ll be protected by the strictest guidelines of any travel sector, and there’s a huge choice! If you’d like to contact me please call: 07970 102161 or Email: gilly.bachelor@notjusttravel.com

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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

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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


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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


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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

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

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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.

Sunday18th July 2021

Organised by the Rotary Club of Brewood and District with the kind support of Mr. and Mrs. J. Gifford, Chillington Hall The show is attracting considerable interest from far and wide with many car clubs and private classic car owners requesting details and signing up to show their cars on the day. Exhibitors and Traders can set up between 7am and 10am with visitors able to enter from 10.30am. A wide range of vehicles will be on display including Classic Cars, Vintage Motor Cycles, WWII vehicles, American Muscle Cars, 4 X 4s and a range of inspiring super cars. In addition there will be numerous stalls of interest with food, drink and live music sessions available throughout the day. Advance visitor tickets are available via web site:- wwwchillingtoncarshow. co.uk at £6 each. Children 12years and under and well behaved dogs (on leads at all times) can enter free when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets are also available at the gate for £7.50 using debit/credit card or cash. Gate opens to visitors at 10.30am and parking is free. Parking marshals will direct traffic in the grounds. All the relevant information is on the Chillington Car Show web site where advance tickets for visitors, exhibitors and “Quality work assured” “Quality work work assured” assured” “Quality traders can be purchased using ‘Eventbrite’. This is a charity Est. 1982 Est.1982 1982 Est. event organised by the Rotary Club of Brewood and District. From the smallest From the the smallest smallest From


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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

Specialists in ‘A-Rated’ Thermal UPVC Windows Specialists in in ‘A-Rated’ ‘A-Rated’Thermal Thermal UPVC UPVC Windows Windows Specialists qualified and trustworthy tradesmen OnlyOnly quali�ed and trustworthy trustworthy tradesmen employed Only quali�ed and tradesmen employed employed to work in your to work work in your your homehome to in home

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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


01785 840825 07891 754505 Whiteoaks Drive, Bishopswood

Email: brettlec@hotmail.co.uk

To advertise call 07540 257743 email: arnoldsart@mac.com

Perton and Castlecroft Classes Thursday & Friday

Booking Essential - Options to suit everyone Contact Sheena 07962 075 980

Andy Electrician 07894 851046 All Domestic/residential electrical work:

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Lighting • Rewires • CCTV/Alarms •

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P D Blinds Measure supply and fit of all types of blinds, shutters and curtains. Tel: 01902 734898 Mobile: 07771 552526 e: pdblindsandshutters@gmail.com

• 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

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S & Q

Block Paving • Tarmacadam Garden fencing • Turf laying Gutter and fascia installations Garden landscaping

D r i v w a y s

With many years’ experience in the design and installation of driveways and patios, we have built up a strong reputation for our exceptional workmanship and attention to detail.

Why choose S&Q Driveways?

That’s what sets us apart from our competitors. We never cut corners and use only the best quality materials to ensure that your driveway or patio is built to last.

Ask for a free, no-obligation quote

Call today: 07900 270167

Wolverhampton: 01902 267670 FREEPHONE 0800 474 8525

or email: info@sandqdriveways.co.uk

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: arnoldsart@mac.com

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Coven Landscapes www.covenlandscapes.co.uk

Landscaping and Garden Maintenance 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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June in the Garden There’s plenty to plant out and do in the vegetable plot at the moment. Plant smaller quantities little and often to keep a steady supply of veg for the kitchen. Most garden centres sell packs of vegetable plants so it’s easy to plant out a few every fortnight as well as sowing seeds of radish, spring onions and basil. Beware of late frosts in May, they can cause a lot of damage to young plants that may not recover. Tomato, Cucumber and Pepper plants should not be planted outside until the end of May and while inside need some heat at night if temperatures are dropping low. Once you have the first

truss of fruit set on tomatoes, start feeding with a potash feed such as Tomorite or Natures Safe Organic Tomato Food. Cover fruit bushes with netting to stop the birds picking your fruit before you do. Spray fruit trees before flowers open and after fruit has set to keep bugs under control. Provanto Fruit and Veg Bug Killer is a good insecticide, but unfortunately fungicides for edible crops have been removed from the market. Keep bushes watered where possible as dryness tends to encourage mildew. Make sure that you clear up any diseased foliage when seen.

Your Local, Independent Garden Centre Hanging Baskets ready from the end of May, weather permitting Vegetable, herb & tomato plants ready Full range of bird food, feeders and tables always available. Huge range of good quality shrubs, herbaceous, trees and conifers always available

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To advertise call 07540 257743 email: arnoldsart@mac.com

and expectations.

email lowesbuilding@ hotmail.com We are based in Penkridge

Watch out for slug damage on young herbaceous plants, and summer bedding such as Marigolds. Use slug pellets or one of the natural controls that are available. ‘Slug Gone’ is made from sheep’s wool; it’s sold in pellet form which you put round the base of plants and once dampened its small fibres act as an irritant to slugs. Many herbaceous plants flower in their first year and there’s always a good selection available on our outdoor tables. West Country Lupins should be ready now and with their many vibrant colours they make a delightful splash of colour, along with the hardy Geraniums and the coloured leaves of the Heuchera. Don’t forget the traditional Delphiniums and Foxgloves which always give a good show. Hoe borders frequently, preferably on a nice sunny day and any weeds that are beginning to get established will wilt and die off quickly; regular hoeing will also allow air into the top layer of soil and encourage root growth. As the weather improves the grass will start growing and need cutting. Do a light cut first, gradually reducing the mower height over several cuts. There’s plenty of moss30 in lawns again this year and MO Bacter organic moss treatment is the ideal product to use against it. It can be applied to your lawn any time from March through to September, it contains an organic fertilizer that releases over a 3 month period which digests the moss, greens the lawn and improves the soil. It leaves no unsightly black patches and scarifying is not necessary. An added bonus is that if you accidently get in on your borders it won’t harm the plants in them. Ann Winwood Lealans Garden Centre


FREE NO OBLIGATION ESTIMATES LOCAL AND RELIABLE SERVICE General Building Extensions Porches Alterations Brickwork Chimneys Refurbishments Roofing

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Internal Work Alterations Painting Bathrooms Plastering Tiling Wood Work

Please contact us 07592 141405 or email lowesbuilding@hotmail.com STAFFORDSHIRE OUTLOOK | MARCH 2018



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

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CALL JON JON EDWARDS FOR A CALL FOR A FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTE To advertise call 01694 245040 email: arnoldsart@mac.com

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