Villager March 2024

Page 1

Villager Established over 24 years March 2024 Chartered Financial Planners Sarum, Market Street, Penkridge, Staffordshire. ST19 5DH Tel: 01785 715567 e-mail: mail@evansash.co.uk www.evansash.co.uk Retirement Planning & Pensions Investments Life & Medical Insurances Mortgages Equity Release A PERSONAL SERVICE BY PROFESSIONALS Call now and ask for Martyn or Ceri Completely Independent advice .... for you! F I N A N C I A L S E R V I C E S L L P COMPUTER PROBLEMS - NEED HELP? INSTALLATION✓ TROUBLESHOOTING✓ REPAIRS✓ SUPPORT ✓ 07989 989449 help@perton-pc.co.uk Serving the community since 2006 · 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 The magazine for village people, businesses and communities. Delivered FREE to select homes in Penkridge, Brewood, Codsall, Tettenhall & Perton Email: arnoldsart@mac.com Call: 07540 257743 Professional Electricians serving the West Midlands and Shropshire for over 15 years Lighting • Power EV Chargers Solar PV Installations Battery Storage Solutions Refurbishments Inspection and Compliance Call: 07788 623150 Email: Enquire@Gra-Tech.co.uk

Local Choir to perform Bach’s Mass in B Minor at their Spring Concert

At their Spring Concert, the Wombourne & District Choral Society will perform Bach’s Mass in B Minor. The concert will be held on Saturday 23rd March 2024 at the Church of St John’s in the Square, Wolverhampton commencing at 7.30pm. The conductor will be the Choir’s Musical Director, Edward Caine, with accompaniment by a professional orchestra of some 24 musicians and four soloists.

Tickets are £15 each with children under 16 free and can be bought from choir members, calling 01902 590974, online at the choir’s website www.wombournechoralsociety.org.uk, or by buying at the door on the night.

Page 2 To advertise call 07540 257743 email: arnoldsart@mac.com Whilst all reasonable effort is made to ensure accuracy, the publisher accepts no responsibility for omissions or errors within Villager. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the publisher and no guarantee is given as to the competence of any person or business. Readers must check all facts themselves before entering into any commitment or incurring any expense. DEADLINE for April edition 8th March email : arnoldsart@mac.com Gas appliance servicing Heating maintenance and repairs Landlord inspections • Radiator and boiler installations LPG qualified Contact Ben Hatton Phone: 07764 440 185 Email: hattonsgasandheating@outlook.com Over 10 years’ experience, based in Brewood Long established business All solid fuel fires & appliances swept Reliable and competitively priced CERTIFICATES ISSUED Brush and Vacuum Chimney Sweeping Service Mark Smith Please call 01902 845128 or 07964 703721 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. Call James Abbott @ Village Motor Services Brewood Kiddermore Green Road, Brewood ST19 9BQ Telephone: 07811 181270 www.vmsbrewood.co.uk SERVICES AVAILABLE • Servicing & MOT’s • Timing Belts • Diagnostics • Clutches & Gearboxes • Tyres & Puncture Repair • Air Con Re-Gas
To advertise call 07540 257743 email: arnoldsart@mac.com Page 3 Call JAMIE 07931 752038 01902 758073 www.jbheatinginwolverhampton.co.uk 8 Cunningham Road, Perton, WV6 7XJ BREWOOD TREE SERVICES Tree Felling Pruning Reshaping Crown Reduction Tree Work Hedge Trimming Stump Grinding Fencing and Woodchip 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 Fully Insured Special Rates for Senior Citizens • Stafford & Cannock : 01543 886 945 • Wolverhampton : 01902 585 104 • Mobile : 07466 459 358 www.sandstonepavingltd.co.uk Quality Driveways • Weed-Free Paving Since 1990 • Many Patterns and Colours • View Completed Driveways in your area • Superb Portfolio of 33 years’ work • Domestic & Commercial Work undertaken • We now cover Bridgnorth Call : 07815 497939 www.cobblecretewolverhampton.co.uk

Daniela

Gilly Bachelor, your very own travel expert based in Brewood!

Why you should be planning your family Easter Holiday for 2025 now!

This might seem very early, after all we haven’t celebrated Easter 2024 yet. However, 2025 offers you the chance to bag a bargain holiday in destinations including Cyprus, Crete and Turkey.

Our advice is to double-check your school’s Easter Holiday dates as Easter is late next year, with Bank Holidays on the 18th April (Good Friday) and 21st (Easter Monday). In Staffordshire our school’s break-up on Friday 11th April 2025 and return on Monday 28th April 2025. However, in the southern counties most schools break up a week earlier on Friday 4th April and return on Tuesday 22nd April (after Easter Monday).

Why does this matter?

Put simply it means that there are great prices to be had for ‘early Easter holidays’ for 7 nights departing 4/5/6th April, and for ‘late Easter holidays’ departing on the 20/21st April. Conversely, the week to avoid is around 12th-19th April 2025 when prices are higher. When Easter holidays fall in March families head to the Canary Islands, Dubai and the Caribbean in search of winter sun. However, with Easter 2025 falling in April destinations including Cyprus, Crete and Turkey, with average temperatures between 16 and 22 degrees centigrade, are worthy of consideration. It may be a little chilly in the evening but book a resort with a heated pool and lots for the children to do, and you’ll find great value in these destinations.

Treat yourself to a week in a 5* ultra-all-inclusive hotel in Turkey, Cyprus or Crete with endless indoor and outdoor activities for adults and children to enjoy, and the great news is hotel aqua parks typically open on the 1st April. Our ‘go to’ list of hotel recommendations have some incredible prices (including free child places) for departures on the 5th April 2025 and the 20th April 2025. And remember you can secure your 2025 holiday with a small deposit (from £60 per person) and pay by monthly direct debit or pay your balance 14 weeks before travel. So, what have you got to lose?

Also visit our website www.gillybachelortravelexpert. co.uk for some holiday inspiration; you’ll find articles on why we are recommending holidaying in Turkey out of

season, and cross-Canada via rail.

Why book with us?

We are a travel agency, but we operate differently from an online holiday provider, or a high street travel agent as we offer a highly personalised service. However, you can be assured you’re in safe hands as we work under the umbrella of Hays Travel (the UK’s largest independent travel company). Everything we book is ABTA and ATOL protected.

Come and have a chat with us to find out how we work, and why clients choose to book their holidays with us. We have a lovely office in Brewood (ST19 9LT) where you can visit by appointment, or if you’re not local, we offer video meetings and calls.

Please call 01902 288104 or email gilly.bachelor@ notjusttravel.com to book an appointment. There is no charge for our service, and there’s never any obligation to book.

HART SERVICES

Painting & Decorating

Plastering & Tiling

Carpentry

General Plumbing

Bathroom & Kitchen Tiling

Contact: John Hart

01902 783126 or 07443 475504

jh.get.it.done@btinternet.com

Page 4 To advertise call 07540 257743 email: arnoldsart@mac.com
Mobile
07801 543
MOBILE HAIRDRESSER Telephone : 01902 745 801
:
199
To advertise call 07540 257743 email: arnoldsart@mac.com Page 5

Watch Manager celebrates 30 years’ service and encourages people to become an on-call firefighter

A Watch Manager who recently celebrated three decades of serving communities in Staffordshire is encouraging people to join the fire service as an on-call firefighter and make a difference.

It was back in 1993 when Paul Danby joined Brewood Community Fire Station as an on-call firefighter.

At the time of joining, Paul was working as a carpenter. It was encouragement and support from his wife and family that led to him taking the opportunity of joining us.

Paul became a Watch Manager in 2002 and, 31 years later, his dedication and passion remains the same and he is urging people to consider a career as an on-call firefighter.

“By becoming an on-call firefighter, you will learn valuable life-skills and there will be opportunities for career progression at the service.

The support Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service provide is second to none and you will feel part of the team straight away when you first join.

You’ll be able build your confidence and learn to work as a team, but, most importantly, make a difference to local communities and help those in their hour of need.”

On-call firefighters provide ‘on-call’ cover to their local fire station and respond to a range of emergencies and incidents as well as community initiatives.

Unlike full time firefighters, on-call firefighters are not based at the fire station 24 hours a day. When an emergency occurs, they will be notified by an alerter that they need to go to their fire station within five minutes.

Paul remembers: “One job I was called to involved a single-vehicle collision with a woman on the A449. We were the first emergency services to arrive at the scene.

I carried out life-saving CPR on the woman and she was then taken to hospital by paramedics.

Thankfully, she survived.”

Whilst admitting there have been plenty of ups and downs throughout his career as an on-call firefighter, the excitement for the role has always been there for Paul.

“I’ve loved every minute of my 30 years’ at the fire service. We’re able to make a difference to people’s lives everyday and that gives me such a buzz.

Intruder

From showing school pupils and Scouts around fire stations to giving fire prevention advice to vulnerable people, it feels rewarding knowing you’re making a difference. There really are career progression opportunities at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, and you never know, by joining the fire service it could change your life.” We

, Page 6 To advertise call 07540 257743 email: arnoldsart@mac.com
are
of
To
and to
application,
firefighter recruitment (staffordshirefire.gov.uk) Call: 07751 771 228 e: andysparkyman@gmail.com EV (Electric Vehicle) Chargers
Sockets and Lights
Power Points
and Full Rewires
Kitchen Wiring Electric Showers Extension Wiring
Fuse Boards
recruiting for on-call firefighters in some areas
the County.
find out more
send in an
visit: On-call
Extra
Outside
Part
New
New
Alarms
Lighting Fully Qualified Block Paving • Tarmacadam Garden fencing • Turf laying Gutter and fascia installations Garden landscaping Why choose S&Q Driveways? 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. 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 S & Q D r i v w a y s
Garden
To advertise call 07540 257743 email: arnoldsart@mac.com Page 7 S.Johns Home Improvements • Replacement windows and doors • Conservatories and Porches Fascias and Soffits • Roofwork • Replacement or refurbishment of kitchens Specialists in ‘A-Rated’ Thermal UPVC Windows Over 35 years’ experience in building, carpentry and joinery Quality Work Assured From the smallest extension to building your dream home. On-site planning to completion including drawings and building regulations if required. Steve Johns 07866 521 752 Liam Johns 07951 155 759 Home/Office 01902 676 963

Join the ‘Hour Shakespeare’ group at Perton Library for a ‘Shakespeare Selection’

Celebrate Shakespeare Week at Perton Library with the Hour Shakespeare group. The group will perform scenes from Shakespeare plays, take part in an audience Q&A session and you will also be able to request favourite pieces for the group to perform.

Perton Library - Tuesday 19th March 7:00pm-8:00pm (Please arrive for 6:45pm to be seated) FREE, but donations requested to cover the groups’ expenses. Refreshments available.

Please contact Perton Library for more information or to book on 01902 506050 or perton.library@staffordshire. gov.uk

Meet the Author JK Keane

Jessica will be at Perton Library to tell us all about her wonderful Mia books! Come along as we join Mia and her animal friends on their forest adventures.

Wednesday 27th March - 11am-12pm Free Age 5+

Contact Perton Library on 01902 506050 for more information.

The thought of writing a Will often makes people anxious; approximately 45% of adults in the UK do not have a Will.

Let ORJ Law help you stay in control, care for your loved ones, safeguard your children and avoid disputes. ORJ Law will guide you through any concerns you have and prepare a Will & LPA to suit your individual needs.

Page 8 To advertise call 07540 257743 email: arnoldsart@mac.com
To advertise call 07540 257743 email: arnoldsart@mac.com Page 9 Showroom at Reaymer Close, Bloxwich, Walsall WS2 7QZ 01922 473737 www.leamorewindows.com

www.covenlandscapes.co.uk

For a FREE Quotation call Henry

Tel: 01902 851 984 Mob: 07525 660 156

What’s On

Brewood

Brewood Dementia Support Group

Meets every Wednesday morning at The Community Hub, Brewood. Coffee Mornings, ‘Singing for the Mind’ and CST classes. A friendly welcome for Carers and Dementia sufferers. Contact Ann Richards on 07921 283927

Table Tennis for Adults in Brewood

Meet Tuesday 2-4, Tuesday 7-9, Thursday 2-4. Venue, The Hub’s Scout Building, Deansfield Rd, Brewood. ST19 9HT. Contact thehubtt@ hotmail.com for further info.

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. New social members and players welcome. Senior, junior, women and girls’ teams available. A fully licensed bar and function room for hire. For enquires, please contact brewoodccjuniors@outlook.com

Brewood Chess Circle

Meet at British Legion Brewood, Tuesdays 7.30pm. Contact Roger Grainger on 01785 714301 or email roggrainger@btinternet.com

Codsall Forget Me Not Club

Wednesday 5pm or 7pm &Thursday 9.15am

Call Tessa 0773 838 8868

Perton Civic Centre

Thursday 4pm, 5.30pm and 7pm & Friday 9am

Contact Sheena 0796 207 5980

The Brewood Singers

Every Thursday 7.30-9.30pm, The Peakman Theatre, St. Dominic’s School, 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

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? Call 07702 749408 e: brewoodwi@gmail.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 07864 370477 or helenpskidmore@gmail.com

Scout Group

Beavers (6-8 years) – Wednesday 6.00 ’til 7.00

Cubs (8-10.5 years) – Thursday 6.30 ’til 8.00 Scouts (10.5-14 years) – Monday 7.00 ’til 9.00 Explorers (14-18 years) – Monday 7.00 ’til 9.00 For more information please contact Sarah Northfield (GSL) on 07734 343520 or email 2ndbrewood@wolverhamptonnorthscouts.org.uk

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 790479 or 01902 850963

Jubilee Hall

Site Supervisor Kim Sisson - 07702 022 370

www.brewoodjubileehall.btck.co.uk

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. 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.

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

Brewood Acoustic Music Club

Every Thursday at Brewood Cricket Club ST19 9HZ at 8pm Singers’ nights and monthly guest nights. Contacts - Frank: 07914 155852, Will: 01902 850422, Karen: 07875 480685, David: 01902 844394. Find us on Facebook: Brewood Acoustic Music Club.”

7th Singers’ night • 14th Singers’ night • 21st Fairfield - An evening not to be missed • 28th Singers’ night.

Page 8 To advertise call 01694 245040 email: arnoldsart@mac.com Page 10 To advertise call 07540 257743 email: arnoldsart@mac.com
eat the food you love and still lose weight! slimmingworld.co.uk *At participating groups. Terms and conditions apply. Visit slimmingworld.co.uk/offers for more information. read Joe, Sapphire and Abby’s stories here newmember2024 pack! 24thDec 2023 to 27thJan2024 recipe book when you commit to a Countdown course* worth £4.95 FREE Contact your local Slimming World Consultant and join a friendly and super-supportive group today!
Coven Landscapes Landscaping and Garden Maintenance Paving • Patios • Fencing • Driveways • Brickwork • Turfing • Garden Makeovers & Maintenance • Quality, Reliable Service - Fully Insured FENCE REPAIR SERVICE

Tomato

To advertise call 07540 257743 email: arnoldsart@mac.com Page 11 Family run business covering the Midlands FIND & REPAIR LEAKS from only £175 Rapid Response Roofing Ltd. Parkfield Business Centre, Stafford. ST17 4AL MOSS REMOVAL from £275 We do not use pressure washers All works Guaranteed Full Liability Insurance
since 1947 of quality plants. Summer-flowering Bulbs ready now. Shrubs, Roses and Pot Plants. Onion/Shallot Sets and Seed Potatoes in stock. Seedlings and Plugs.
Growers
and Vegetable Plants ready soon.
to the public - Buy fresh from our Garden Centre and Nursery at reasonable prices. Our team of friendly, experienced staff on hand.
Centre open 9am - 5pm Mon-Sat 10am - 4pm (Sunday) Tel: 01902 790233 www.pipernurseries.co.uk A5 Watling Street, Gailey, ST19 5PR PIPER NURSERIES & PLANT CENTRE, GAILEY www.pipernurseries.co.uk A5 Watling Street, Gailey, ST19 5PR Growing since 1947 “WAKE UP THAT GARDEN” TIDY GARDENS Professional Gardeners Lawn Care and Cutting, Shrub Pruning, Hedge Cutting, Patio and Deck Cleaning, Fence Painting, Reliable, Courteous Service Please call Peter 07850 424580
Open
Garden

Contact: Robert Keay 01785 712803

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

South Staffs Recorder Group

Penkridge Methodist Hall, every second Sat in the month 2.30-5.00. All ages catered for (sorry, no absolute beginners). Full orchestra but no expectation to play more than one instrument. Interested? Contact 07759 432844 or email heathssrecorders@btinternet.com or turn up on the day

Penkridge Junior Football Club Sat morning Soccer School – on 3G pitch Penkridge Leisure - Boys & Girls of all abilities welcome ages 4-6 to enjoy playing football with our FA - qualified coaches. Penkridge Girls Wildcats also train on Sat mornings. Girls of all abilities age 6-11 wishing to play football welcomed. – Please contact Paul Mallaband 07887 625971, paulmallaband@yahoo.co.uk or Facebook @Penkridgejuniorfc

Codsall and Codsall Wood

Codsall & Bibrook Dementia Support Group

Regular Tuesday morning meetings at Trinity Methodist Church, Codsall A friendly welcome for Carers and Dementia Sufferers

‘Singing for the Mind’ & Coffee & Chat sessions

For more information & Dates Contact -Ann Richards on 07921 2834927

Codsall and Bilbrook Cancer Support Group

Meets on the 3rd Friday of the month at Trinity Methodist Church, Histons Hill, Codsall 10am to 12 noon. All welcome. Enquiries to Les and Angela Graham - Tel: 01902 846662

Codsall Dramatic Society

Meets every Wednesday from 7.30pm at Codsall Village Hall, Wolverhampton Road, Codsall. New members always welcome. Further information from www.codsalldramaticsociety.co.uk or by email at codsalldramaticsociety@gmail.com or leave a message on the regularly monitored ticket and messaging service at 01902 267 322

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

Perton

Perton Jubilee Townswomen’s Guild Meet 1st Wednesday of the month, 7.15-9.15pm, Madeline Moore Room, Civic Centre, Perton. Visitors/new members very welcome, £3 per first two meetings.Business, interesting speaker and social time. Come and make some new friends. More information Gillian 07946 861057 or Sylvia 01902 754002.

Church At Perton

All welcome on Sundays for worship at 10.30am. Open for al1 12.30pm to 3.00pm Mondays and 10am-12.30pm remaining weekdays (Term Time). Wellbeing Café, 2nd Thursday each month, 1.30pm-3.00pm. For information about all activities for all age groups: www.churchatperton.net; Facebook: Church At Perton

Page 8 To advertise call 01694 245040 email: arnoldsart@mac.com Page 12 To advertise call 07540 257743 email: arnoldsart@mac.com
Coven Coven Forget-Me-Not Club Friendly Social Club for over 55s. Meet every Tuesday 2-4pm.at Coven Memorial Hall. Local transport available. Day Trips / Meals / Entertainment / Bingo / Raffles / Games & Quizzes etc. A cuppa, biscuits and a chat! Come and join us - all welcome. For details please contact Bill Gouldstone 01902 850171 Kim Shenton 01902 790777 or Marie Merrey 01902 398918
Trained for: Felling
Hedgecutting, Removal, Conifer
Professionally
Trees,
Topping, Planting and General Tree Pruning
Free
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 TRAFALGAR PROPERTIES We have a substantial mailing list of prospective tenants waiting for a property like yours. Call: 01785 716 800
Mobile: 07968 956745 Fully Insured
Quotations

07891

754505

Tettenhall and other local areas

The award-winning Tettenhall Operatic Company

A very friendly group that puts on concerts and a show each year and meets and rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30pm Sept to July at St Thomas of Canterbury’s RC Church Hall, Tettenhall. New members welcome to ‘try before they buy’. For further information visit our website at www.tettenhalloperatic.weebly.com or find us on Facebook.

Fordhouses Whist Club

We meet Mondays 12.15 for 12.30 pm start at Fordhouses Cricket Club, Wobaston Road, Wolverhampton WV9 5HH. Friendly club now welcoming new members, tuition given to Beginners. (Previously known as Codsall Whist Drive. Details from the Secretary 01902-593386 or Treasurer (01902-791998)

Newbridge M S Therapy Centre

Meadow View Wharf, WV6 0JT seeking voluteers. Call in for a chat and coffee between 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday, tel: 01902 744888. South Staffordshire Naturalists’ Society

Indoor Meetings 2nd Monday of the month, 7.30pm at Wolverhampton Cricket Club, September - March. Wildlife walks Sat/Sun throughout the year. Contact Pauline Keates. Tel. 01902 850536 email. paulinejkeates@hotmail.co.uk

Tettenhall Garden Club

Meets last Friday of month Feb-Nov. 7.15 for 7.30 at The Institute, Wood Road, Tettenhall Wood. All welcome. Become a member for discounted garden products. Contact http//tdhs.chessck.co.uk. Facebook Tettenhall & District Horticultural Society.

What’s On entries cost £30 incl vat for 12 months. Call 07540 257743 to list your Club, Society or Charity

To advertise call 07540 257743 email: arnoldsart@mac.com Page 13 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 No job too small
Drive, Bishops Wood Fun and friendly exercise classes to improve your √ balance and confidence √ mobility and flexibility √ strength and independence Move it or Lose it®with Vanessa Classes now available: Mondays: 1.30-2.30pm The Oak Room, St Bart’s Church, Church Hill, Penn WV4 5JB Thursdays 1.20-2.30pm Coven Memorial Hall Fridays: 10.00am - 11.00am Beckminster Methodist Church, Birches Barn Road, WV3 7BQ £6 per class Call: 07815 540342 e: vanessa.price@moveitorloseit.co.uk www.moveitorloseit.co.uk
www.brettlec.co.uk Whiteoaks

If you’ve bought a new home or you just want to update your home decoration, a new carpet is a great way to bring some style while adding comfort. It can keep your room warm in winter and cool in summer. Carpet flooring also has the ability to absorb noise so it makes a room much quieter.

Choosing a carpet that’s suitable for your home can be quite a challenge, so to make your carpet selection easier here’s a quick guide:

Choosing colours - A darker coloured carpet can make a room feel cosier. A lighter coloured carpet can make the room appear larger. Choosing the right colour for your carpet is important because this can affect the colour scheme of the room and sometimes the entire house.

Choosing the fibre - Generally, wool, nylon, polyester, and olefin are popular choices. Each has its pros and cons depending on your needs. For instance, some fibres are more suitable than others if you have young kids or pets. Wool is used for high-quality carpets. Wool feels luxurious, warm and soft underfoot and is resilient and highly durable. Since this is natural, it’s hypo-allergenic. However, it stains pretty easily so you might want to clean up quickly when something spills.

Nylon: This man-made fibre is perfect for high-traffic areas such as the living room and the dining room. This is also an ideal choice if you have kids or pets because it is stain resistant so it cleans easily.

Polyester: Similar to nylon this is also stain resistant. Polyester also feels luxurious and soft and its appearance is similar to wool. But this is best used in low-traffic areas because once it has “matted” it will not spring back like other fibres.

Olefin: This is an inexpensive choice. It’s also stain resistant because it does not absorb liquid easily. Due to the way this fibre is coloured, it does not fade quickly and it can handle cleaning products without fading. However, it is fragile and more easily damaged than other carpets.

Choosing the type of carpet - Aside from the fibre and colour, you will need to choose the type of carpet you want. This can accentuate your home decor and provide an interesting style to your room. Carpets can be made with loop pile, cut pile, or a combination of cut and loop piles.

Loop pile or berber: This is recommended for formal rooms because of its elegant appearance but it’s not rec-

ommended if you have pets since it will snag their claws very easily.

Cut pile: This type of carpet is ideal for families with kids and pets because it will not snag like loops. Also, this has a more luxurious and traditional look than loop pile.

Cut and loop piles: A combination of the two, this type of carpet can be used to create a distinctive pattern across your floor such as squares and swirls, which is good for hiding dirt and footprints.

Maintenance is key to make your carpets last longer. Make sure to vacuum at least once a week and place a rug on areas that are most likely to soil such as the entrance. You should also remove liquid spills instantly with a stain remover recommended for your carpet.

Quinns’ Carpets mobile showroom is owned and run by brothers Mike and Ray who will be happy to help you with your choice of carpet.

We have more than 60 years’ experience between us supplying and fitting carpets and vinyls throughout the Midlands for homes, landlords and offices. We do the lot from point-of-contact. We take pattern books for you to look over in the comfort of your own home, so that you can have a better idea of colour and how it will look.

We measure, quote, supply and fit at a time to suit you. In addition we move furniture and uplift old carpets, taking the strain away from you, the customer. We don’t ask for any money until your carpet/vinyl is fitted and you are completely happy. We pride ourselves on reliability, honesty and just doing a good job.

Have a look at our website where some of our customers have commented on our services - www.quinnscarpets.co.uk testimonial. At Quinns’ Carpets we keep our overheads low and pass on the savings to the customer. Whatever your budget, we can supply and fit to suit. As we are the fitters we know where the savings are to be made when we estimate - we don’t sub-contract the work out and our carpets and vinyls are priced low to sell all year round.

We know money is hard to earn and easy to spend and customers need to know that they are getting a good deal. When dealing with us you are getting the personal touch, whether it is a small toilet or a whole house of flooring, we want the work. So if you want a new carpet or vinyl floor, call us - you won’t be disappointed.

Page 14 To advertise call 07540 257743 email: arnoldsart@mac.com
Natural Gas and LPG Engineer Caravans, Park Homes & Domestic Properties Boiler Replacements, Heating Installations, Services, Gas Safety Checks and Boiler Breakdowns Based in Coven SWR Heating, Plumbing & Gas Ltd Contact: Scott Russell 07745 634 385
Village Garden Services Garden Maintenance Hedge Trimming • Grass Cutting Pressure Washing Call: 07841 340 609
Put a Spring in your step with a New Carpet from Quinns
To advertise call 07540 257743 email: arnoldsart@mac.com Page 15 Callusnow on 07860 784334 or 07885373015 www.quinnscarpets.co.uk Offering the best in personal service direct to you -our customer! Get peace of mind by dealing direct withus, the owners of the company,Mike or Ray Quinn for aver ypersonal ser vice. Bringing the Carpet Showroomtoyourdoor Withover 50years experience &thousandsof satisfied customers Mike and RayQuinn bring you No deposits or exchange of cash until your carpet or flooring is fitted and you are completely satisfied. • FREE Consultation • FREE Measuring • FREE Estimates • FREE Advice • NO Deposits Required • FITTING Only Service Available • SUPPLY All AccessoriesatCompetitive Prices

A Brief History of Mothering Sunday

Like many traditions and festivities, Mothering Sunday began with a religious purpose. Held on the fourth Sunday in Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday, it was originally a day to honour and give thanks to the Virgin Mary, also known as Mother Mary.

Such celebrations required people to visit their ‘mother’ church - the main church or cathedral in a family’s area. The spread of Christianity throughout Europe in the 16th century increased the celebrations and firmly put Mothering Sunday on the calendar.

It was believed to be essential for people to return to their home ‘mother’ church to make it a true familyhonoured occasion. The gatherings reunited families and gave children who worked as domestic servants, or as apprentices away from home (from as early as ten years old), the opportunity to have the day off to join their family and see their mother.

Whilst the day had a firm following for many centuries since the 16th century, by 1935 it started to decrease in popularity and was celebrated less and less in Europe, until WWII. The Americans and Canadians celebrated Mother’s Day during the war, feeling a crucial need to give thanks to their mothers whilst away at war.

The Brits and other Europeans followed their comrades and they too gave thanks to their mothers; since then it earns pride of place on the UK calendar.

Page 16 To advertise call 07540 257743 email: arnoldsart@mac.com 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 LOWES Building & Maintenance Extensions, Alterations, Renovations Domestic & Commercial info@lowesbuilding.com lowesbuilding.com 07592 141 405
To advertise call 07540 257743 email: arnoldsart@mac.com Page 17 SIMON HUGHES Plumbing & Heating Services Your Local Plumbing & Heating Engineer A Professional & Reliable Service No Job Too Big or Too Small Tel: (01902) 752 638 Mob: 07973 163 776 • Full Gas Central Heating • Boiler Changes • Boiler Service & Repairs • Landlord Certificates • Full Bathroom Installations • Showers • Taps • Gas Fires & Cookers • All General Plumbing CHEVRON CITROËN and Peugeot Specialists 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 Call: 07773 769943 or 01902 725175 Kiddemore Green Road, Brewood www.chevroncitroenspecialists.com

Steve

Library Warm Welcome Coffee Mornings

Drop in for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat!

Perton Library - Sunday afternoons, 1.30-3.30pm

Perton Library Knit and Natter Group

A new Knit and Natter Group has started at Perton Library

Mondays (weekly) 2.00-4.00 pm

Everyone welcome. Bring your current project and enjoy some ‘me’ time.

Tea & coffee available, 50p.

Perton Library Astronomy Club

Pop along to our next meeting for informal chat, presentations and observing if the skies are clear. Bring your own telescope or binoculars if you have them and get help in making the most of them.

Beginners welcome!

Thursday 21st March 7:00pm-9:00pm (usually every third Thursday of the Month)

Contact us for more information on 01902506060 or email: perton.library@staffordshire.gov.uk

Tel:01902 790802

065

IT Buddy available at Codsall Library

Every Tuesday - 2:00pm-4:00pm • Free – Bookable slots

Please contact Codsall Library for more information or to book on 01902 506060.

AWAY DAYS

with Somerford Travel Club

All trips are on the second Wednesday of the month and we also meet on the last Friday of each month at The Hub, Deansfield Road, Brewood.

March 13th - Telford Shopping Centre & Pub Lunch

April 10th - Black Country Museum

May 8th - Henley-in-Arden & Stratford

June 12th - Llangollen - Horse Drawn Canal Trip

July 10th - Llandudno

August 14th - Welshpool - Trains & Charlies

September 11th - Bakewell & Buxton

October 9th - Liverpool

November 13th - Merryhill - Christmas Shopping

December 15th - Christmas Dinner

For further information contact:

Bill Thomas: 01902 850963 or Roy Sutton: 01902 790479

Page 18 To advertise call 07540 257743 email: arnoldsart@mac.com TREE SURGERY GARDEN & GROUNDS CARE 01902 846 276 07956 667 075 jon@birchestreesurgery.com
Professional Tree Surgeons
Stump Grinding
Garden & Hedge Maintenance
Landscaping & Fencing
Insured to £5 Million Public Liability
All tree work conforms to BS3998 CALL JON FOR A FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTE CALL JON EDWARDS FOR A www.birchestreesurgery.com Steve The Mole Pest Control
Fast, discreet, professional service
Plain unmarked vehicles
Very competitive prices
Free quotes
One-offs and contract work undertaken
qualified help and advice
For
Billingham
Control of Moles, Rats, Wasps and other pests. Craig’s Carpentry Services
aspects of Carpentry covered Internal and External Kitchens and Bedrooms
Tel: 01952 850381 Mobile: 07502 113 789
All
Mobile:07977
Suggested Trips for 2024
416
E: craig.trueman@hotmail.co.uk
To advertise call 07540 257743 email: arnoldsart@mac.com Page 19 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 28 Wood Road Codsall 01902 934 943 07970 785 256 Painter & Decorator STEVE PANNELL • City & Guilds Qualified • Clean,Friendly and Professional • Local References Available • All Aspects of Decoration • Free Quotes! Tel: 01902 565064 Mob: 07872 040 147 µ New builds µ Extensions µ Patios µ Garden walls µ Fencing µ Decking And much more ........ 5 Star Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed µ µ µ µ µ Contact:01902 567232 07340 385303 E: lukesbrickwork93@gmail.com  Repairs to leather furniture on site. Colour loss, scuffs, stitching, re-padding, frame work, new panels cleaning etc. Over 25 years’ experience. Friendly service FREE estimates and quotes Leather Upholstery Technician Call Steve Hewitt Mobile: 07875 024 524

RAINAWAY ROOFING

• FELT ROOFING SPECIALISTS

• 15 YEAR GUARANTEE

• RE-ROOF & TILE REPAIRS

• CHIMNEYS & RIDGES

• FASCIAS/GUTTERING/DRY VERGE

FREE QUOTATIONS INSURANCE BACKED GUARANTEES

EMERGENCY REPAIRS

tony@rainaway.co.uk

www.rainaway.co.uk

Tel: 01785 714 491

Mobile: 07971 865 422

LIABILITY & FIRE INSURED

www.thepaintwizards.co.uk

Bumper Scuffs • Stone Chips

Colour Restoration • Machine Polishing

Windscreen Repairs • Alloy Wheel Repairs

100% Mobile Service at a fraction of bodyshop prices

Call now for a FREE no-obligation quotation

Paul: 07779 125 645 or Lee: 07811 156 812

Wesley Avenue, Bilbrook, Wolverhampton

Restoring cars back to showroom condition since 2002

Cloudy2Clear Announce Trusted Trader Partnership

Consumer champions

Has Your Double Glazing Steamed Up? advertorial Cloudy2Clear Announce Trusted Trader Partnership

Cloudy2Clear Announce Trusted Trader Partnership

Consumer champions

up with a simple and cost saving solution… Just replace the glass!!

Has Your Double Glazing Steamed Up?

Established for over a decade, Cloudy2Clear windows have become a leading company for glass replacement. Issues with double glazing can often be gradual and may only be noticed on a clear, sunny day or during the winter. A failed glass unit may no longer provide you with the protection you need or be energy efficient. Why not spend a few minutes checking your home to see if you have any failed double glazing? If you act now you could avoid these problems.

Established for over a decade Cloudy2Clear windows have become a leading company for glass replacement. Issues with double glazing can often be gradual and may only be noticed during a clear sunny day or during the winter. A failed glass unit may no longer provide you with the protection you need or be energy efficient. Why not spend a few minutes checking your home to see if you have any failed double glazing? If you act now you can avoid these problems.

Established for over a decade Cloudy2Clear windows have become a leading company for glass replacement. Issues with double glazing can often be gradual and may only be noticed during a clear sunny day or during the winter. A failed glass unit may no longer provide you with the protection you need or be energy efficient. Why not spend a few minutes checking your home to see if you have any failed double glazing? If you act now you can avoid these problems.

Consumer champions Which? have now joined the thousands of customers who recognise that Cloudy2Clear Windows really are a business that you can TRUST. The company which specialises in repairing windows which are steamed up, broken or damaged by replacing the panes – not the frames has received the coveted ‘Which Trusted Trader’ status after going through a rigorous accreditation process entirely focussed on customer service.

Which? have now joined the thousands of customers who recognise that Cloudy2Clear Windows really are a business that you can TRUST. The company which specialises in repairing windows which are steamed up, broken or damaged by replacing the panes – not the frames has received the coveted ‘Which Trusted Trader’ status after going through a rigorous accreditation process entirely focussed on customer service.

Consumer champions Which? have now joined the thousands of customers who recognise that Cloudy2Clear Windows really are a business that you can TRUST. The company which specialises in repairing windows which are steamed up, broken or damaged by replacing the panes – not the frames has received the coveted ‘Which Trusted Trader’ status after going through a rigorous accreditation process entirely focussed on customer service.

Now, you may think you need to replace the whole window including the frames and all the hardware, however Cloudy2Clear have come

Now, you may think you need to replace the whole window, including the frames and all the hardware. However, Cloudy2Clear has come up with a simple and cost-saving solution - Just replace the glass! If you see condensation in your

Now, you may think you need to replace the whole window including the frames and all the hardware, however Cloudy2Clear have come

Which? have now joined the thousands of customers who recognise that Cloudy2Clear Windows really are a business that you can TRUST. The company which specialises in repairing windows which are steamed up, broken or damaged by replacing the panes – not the frames has received the coveted ‘Which Trusted Trader’ status after going through a rigorous accreditation process entirely focussed on customer service.

If you see condensation in your windows just visit our website or give us a call on 0800 61 21 118. We will send out our highly experienced engineers for a free no obligation quote. A Cloudy2Clear quote takes on average

up with a simple and cost saving solution… Just replace the glass!! If you see condensation in your windows just visit our website or give us a call on 0800 61 21 118. We will send out our highly experienced engineers for a free no obligation quote. A Cloudy2Clear quote takes on average

windows just visit our website or give us a call on 0800 61 21 118 We will send out our highly - experienced engineers for a free, no-obligation quote.

Group Managing Director Marcus McGee believes that Which? have endorsed Cloudy2Clear’s long standing company policy of delivering the highest standards possible at all times. ‘Our service is simple. If your double glazing has misted up we can replace the glass at a fraction of the cost of a new window, in any type of frame, and with a new 5 year guarantee. But it’s not just about saving people money, although that obviously helps. Whilst a number of

Cloudy2Clear Announce Trusted Trader Partnership

Group Managing Director Marcus McGee believes that Which? have endorsed Cloudy2Clear’s long standing company policy of delivering the highest standards possible at all times. ‘Our service is simple. If your double glazing has misted up we can replace the glass at a fraction of the cost of a new window, in any type of frame, and with a new 5 year guarantee. But it’s not just about saving people money, although that obviously helps. Whilst a number of

Cloudy2Clear GUARANTEE

Cloudy2Clear GUARANTEE

All Customers That An Average Quote Will Take No Longer Than 20 MINS!!!

All Customers That An Average Quote Will Take No Longer Than 20 MINS!!!

Cloudy2Clear GUARANTEE

A Cloudy2Clear quotation takes, on average, no longer than 20 minutes. Once the quote is completed we will sit down with you and explain the problem and tell

no longer than 20 minutes. Once the quote is completed, we will sit down with you and explain the problem and tell you how we can fix it. With years of experience Cloudy2Clear have a wealth of knowledge and are recognised as a Which Trusted

Group Managing Director Marcus McGee believes that Which? have endorsed Cloudy2Clear’s long standing company policy of delivering the highest standards possible at all times. ‘Our service is simple. If your double glazing has misted up we can replace the glass at a fraction of the cost of a new window, in any type of frame, and with a new 5 year guarantee. But it’s not just about saving people money, although that obviously helps. Whilst a number of

Group Managing Director Marcus McGee believes that Which? have endorsed Cloudy2Clear’s long standing company policy of delivering the highest standards possible at all times. ‘Our service is simple. If your double glazing has misted up we can replace the glass at a fraction of the cost of a new window, in any type of frame, and with a new 5 year guarantee. But it’s not just about saving people money, although that obviously helps. Whilst a number of

Cloudy2Clear GUARANTEE

All Customers That An Average Quote Will Take No Longer Than 20 MINS!!!

All Customers That An Average Quote Will Take No Longer Than 20 MINS!!!

tradespeople perhaps don’t focus on customer care as much as they should do, we make sure we turn up when we say we will, do the job the customer requires and leave their house as clean as a whistle.

tradespeople perhaps don’t focus on customer care as much as they should do, we make sure we turn up when we say we will, do the job the customer requires and leave their house as clean as a whistle.

no longer than 20 minutes. Once the quote is completed, we will sit down with you and explain the problem and tell you how we can fix it. With years of experience Cloudy2Clear have a wealth of knowledge and are recognised as a Which Trusted

tradespeople perhaps don’t focus on customer care as much as they should do, we make sure we turn up when we say we will, do the job the customer requires and leave their house as clean as a whistle.

you how we can fix it. With years of experience Cloudy2Clear has a wealth of knowledge and is recognised as a Which Trusted Trader. Our work is also backed by an industry-leading 25 year guarantee.

Trader, plus our work is backed by an industry leading 25 year guarantee. Cloudy2Clear also replace faulty locks handles and hinges on all windows and doors.

tradespeople perhaps don’t focus on customer care as much as they should do, we make sure we turn up when we say we will, do the job the customer requires and leave their house as clean as a whistle.

Locally Cloudy2Clear service Cannock & the surrounding areas and manager Brian Stanley agrees that this approach is a major factor in his success. ‘The truth is that it’s not just the personal satisfaction that I get from doing a good job but also

Trader, plus our work is backed by an industry leading 25 year guarantee. Cloudy2Clear also replace faulty locks handles and hinges on all windows and doors.

Locally Cloudy2Clear service Cannock & the surrounding areas and manager Brian Stanley agrees that this approach is a major factor in his success. ‘The truth is that it’s not just the personal satisfaction that I get from doing a good job but also

services

it makes good business sense. I get a huge amount of business from friends and family of people I’ve done work for, which just goes to show how much a little bit of effort is appreciated as both my customers and, obviously a body as nationally important as Which? now recognise.’

services

Locally Cloudy2Clear service Cannock & the surrounding areas and manager Brian Stanley agrees that this approach is a major factor in his success. ‘The truth is that it’s not just the personal satisfaction that I get from doing a good job but also

Locally Cloudy2Clear service Cannock & the surrounding areas and manager Brian Stanley agrees that this approach is a major factor in his success. ‘The truth is that it’s not just the personal satisfaction that I get from doing a good job but also

Cloudy2Clear also replaces faulty locks, handles and hinges on all windows and doors.

Your friendly local Cloudy2Clear specialist is Brian Stanley and he

Your friendly local Cloudy2Clear specialist is Brian Stanley and he

it makes good business sense. I get a huge amount of business from friends and family of people I’ve done work for, which just goes to show how much a little bit of effort is appreciated as both my customers and, obviously a body as nationally important as Which? now recognise.’

Your local, friendly Cloudy2Clear specialist is Brian Stanley who services Brewood, Penkridge, Coven, Codsall, Bilbrook, Cheslyn Hay, Tettenhall, Tettenhall Wood, Perton and Pattingham.

it makes good business sense. I get a huge amount of business from friends and family of people I’ve done work for, which just goes to show how much a little bit of effort is appreciated as both my customers and, obviously a body as nationally important as Which? now recognise.’

Cannock , Stafford and surrounding areas. So, if your windows are steamed up, broken or damaged give Brian a call for a free quotation on 0800 61 21 118.

it makes good business sense. I get a huge amount of business from friends and family of people I’ve done work for, which just goes to show how much a little bit of effort is appreciated as both my customers and, obviously a body as nationally important as Which? now recognise.’

So, if your windows are steamed up, broken or damaged give Brian a call for a free quotation on 0800 61 21 118 and he’ll be happy to help!

So, if your windows are steamed up, broken or damaged, give Brian a call on 0800 61 21 118 for a free quotation.

Cannock , Stafford and surrounding areas. So, if your windows are steamed up, broken or damaged give Brian a call for a free quotation on 0800 61 21 118.

So, if your windows are steamed up, broken or damaged give Brian a call for a free quotation on 0800 61 21 118 and he’ll be happy to help!

So, if your windows are steamed up, broken or damaged give Brian a call for a free quotation on 0800 61 21 118 and he’ll be happy to help!

So, if your windows are steamed up, broken or damaged give Brian a call for a free quotation on 0800 61 21 118 and he’ll be happy to help!

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

Turn static files into dynamic content formats.

Create a flipbook
Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.