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September 2021

Linking Villages with Local Businesses and Events Established 21 years. Delivered to 16,000 local homes every month in Brewood, Coven, Penkridge, Codsall, Bilbrook, Perton and Tettenhall To advertise please call 01694 245040 Email:



Chartered Financial Planners

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

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

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

Perton PC

07989 989449 Serving the community since 2006

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

Roofing, gutters & drains

DIY & repairs

Bricklaying & plastering

Lock fitting

Window repairs & door hanging

Painting & decorating

Patios & Gardens

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

SRG Pattingham Roofing Services FELT ROOF SPECIALIST

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

No job too small - Your Local Roofer

Call Steve Greenway for a FREE quotation

07966 207169 or 01902 701005

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

Tarmacadam Specialists & Block Paving Contractors

Graham J. Lewis & Sons Over 20 Years’ Experience

Red Tarmac Specialists

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

To discuss your cleaning and ironing requirements:

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

Tel / Fax 01902 846943

Mobile: 07976 315556 1 Wheeler Close, Codsall, Wolverhampton

Tel: 01902 504099

Mobile vehicle valet & Detailing We come to you 07576 888631

• Professional Tree Surgeons


• Stump Grinding • Garden & Hedge Maintenance


• Landscaping & Fencing

01902 846 276 07956 667 075

• Insured to £5 Million Public Liability

• All tree work conforms to BS3998


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Shhhhhhhh….. Keep it to yourself…… a new little gem has opened up in Brewood, appropriately named 8 Market Place.Shop. Phillipa, the founder, has chosen the wonderful village of Brewood to open her first shop, bringing her homewares and new ideas to life. Her imaginative spirit, culturally influenced by the many countries to which she has travelled, instils a love of design and creativity. Phillipa identified differing styles from her experiences which she has combined with originality, thus creating a unique pallet of her own. Her style brings simplicity: tasteful yet practical, branded and unbranded but, more often, bespoke one-off items. Phillipa has evolved from curating others’ design formations to creating her own “put togethers”, showing how to combine design and lifestyle with affordability. She has focused her exploratory spirit and managed to channel it into her very own interpretation of homeware collections, offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furniture products at prices many people can enjoy.


07931 752038

01902 758073 8 Cunningham Road, Perton, WV6 7XJ

Phillipa believes that by defining an item’s beauty with affordable pricing and not defining an item by an irregular price tag, all customers feel true value in their purchase. Phillipa’s vision is to bring wonderful furniture and homewares to clients, offering innovative and superior quality products, providing the best value-for-money, accompanied by a warm, friendly, personal service right from enquiry to purchase. Whether your home needs updating, specific space needs organising or simply embellishing with new ideas, can help with its transformation. If you are in need of some advice, inspiration or direction just pop in and see us, all visitors are welcomed equally.

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Pattingham is looking forward to its fifth Scarecrow Festival Following the very successful Scarecrow Festivals held in the village of Pattingham in South Staffs, the fifth 3-day Scarecrow Festival will take place from Friday 24th to 26th September 2021. The event will be focused around the Village Hall, where a Scarecrow Trail will begin taking visitors on a planned route around the village so that they can see the many scarecrow creations. Young children can also join in the Scarecrow Quiz; taking part gives them a free Scarecrow badge. There will also be scarecrows in St Chad’s church plus a raffle with the first prize of a special scarecrow cake. Refreshments, including homemade ice cream, will be available at the Village Hall throughout the three days. Ample free car parking will be available close to the village centre.
 For more details visit the festival website at or call Chrissie Ringrose on 01902 700340, or Mike Coope (Publicity) on 01902 700426. (Sat Nav Post code WV6 7DU )


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


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

• Alarm Systems • Electrical Raglan Avenue 28 Perton

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Specialists Ashes Bmw & Mini Four

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

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M J Home Improvements Coven Heath

Tel 07778 018 682 or 01902 398647

Mike and Ray Quinn bring you

• General building work/repairs • Flat roof repairs/replacement • Bathroom & Kitchen refurbishment/installation • Internal Doors (supplied & Fitted) • General Gardening/Maintenance

No job too small

Carpet and Vinyl Fitting & Supply Specialists

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

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

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

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Rediscover Your Library As we recover from COVID-19 why not reconnect with Your Library and get access to all these resources and services? Not already a member? Give us a try, it’s FREE and easy to join. You can: • Relax with a good book, borrowing as many as you would like • Always on the go? Download to your tablet, e-reader, mobile phone from a range of eBooks, eAudio, the latest eMagazines, eComics and read online newspapers • Don’t know what to read next and too little time to choose?  Let us choose for you with our Order and Collect service based on favourite genres and authors

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 •

• Feel connected just by sitting and reading and having a chat • Use the PCs and Wi-Fi and brush up on your digital skills – help is at hand if you need it • Find a quiet spot and sit and study • Print and photocopy those important documents • Discover your story and use Ancestry and Find My Past • Take part in activities and events and make new friends • Find out about local groups, clubs, societies and volunteering opportunities Just pop in and see us, visit or find us on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll open your eyes to a world of possibilities.

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Back at Perton Civic Centre on Thursdays & Fridays

Please contact Sheena for booking details

Going on Holiday is Possible

07962 075 980

Gilly Bachelor, Personal Travel Consultant

In the last few months, I’ve had clients going on holiday to St Lucia, Antigua, Mauritius, mainland Greece, the Greek Islands of Kos and Corfu, plus Portugal, Malta, Cyprus and Menorca. The feedback from my clients has been overwhelmingly positive; however, this is not really a surprise as nothing is left to chance when I plan a holiday for my clients. I only recommend destinations and resorts where I know my clients will have the very best experience, and before they travel, they know exactly what to expect in terms of Covid protocols, so we can fully assess how this will impact their enjoyment of their holiday. I also advise clients on their holiday destination’s entry requirement – which forms to fill in, when and where to get their pre-departure covid test (if it’s required). I also assist clients with their return to the UK, making sure they fill in the right forms at the right time, and have the necessary tests before they fly, and once they’re back in the UK.

Planning a holiday is more complex than ever, but it is possible to travel, and to have a wonderful time; however, I’d strongly recommend that you only book with an ABTA-bonded travel agent (like myself) who is able to advise and guide you every step of the way. START PLANNING FOR 2022 Whilst it is wonderful to have clients travelling this year, there are certainly fewer than would have usually been the case, with many of you sticking closer to home in 2021 (UK cruises have been hugely popular!) and saving your more adventurous plans for 2022. Holiday bookings for 2022 are very buoyant – this is made up of re-bookings from 2020/21 and new bookings with so many clients determined to plan something special for 2022. If you haven’t started planning yet, I’d encourage you to do so, as availability is already starting to become a challenge (particularly for key dates), and we’re generally seeing prices rise. I’M RECRUITING… Are you looking for an apprenticeship in travel, or know someone that is? This apprenticeship opportunity will start in September. This is the perfect opportunity if you’re looking to start your career in travel as a personal travel consultant as you will get paid (between £7k-£9k for the first year) whilst you gain a qualification and valuable industry experience. It’s important to note that I work very differently from High Street Travel agents - I’m based in Brewood, and have lovely offices, where clients visit by appointment, and the role will be based here. If you’re interested in finding out more about this position, please email me and I’ll be able to provide further details for you. Get in touch today to start planning you next holiday or M:07970102161.

Coven Landscapes

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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Christmas Fayre Menu 3 Hammers Golf Complex Old Stafford Road Coven Wolverhampton WV10 7PP

T: 01902 791917

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New Year’s Eve Menu

Tribute Party Nights

£65.00 per head

All nights include: 3 Course Festive Dinner Entertainment & Disco until Midnight

Includes Live Entertainment & Prosecco Toast at Midnight

Starters French Onion Soup with Cheese Crouton Chicken, Apricot & Pancetta Terrine

Check our website for more added dates and acts throughout December

Prawn, Crab & Crayfish Cocktail Baked Cheddar Mushrooms Chicken Tikka Skewers

Mains 8oz Ribeye Steak 8oz Sirloin Steak Duo of Salmon & Seabass BBQ Chicken Melt Red Wine & Port Lamb Shank Cheese & Bacon Wagyu Burger Carrot & Cashew Wellington (VG)

New Year’s Eve Tom Jones Tribute Act £65.00 per person (Over 18’s only)

Puddings Christmas Pudding with Courvoisier Brandy Sauce White Chocolate & Raspberry Roulade Bistro Ice Cream Sundae After Dinner Mint Truffle Torte Sticky Apple Caramel Tart British Cheeseboard Selection

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3 Hammers Golf Complex Old Stafford Road Coven • Wolverhampton • WV10 7PP

T: 01902 791917 E:

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Heating, Plumbing & Gas

Contact: Scott Russell 07745 634 385 01902 241 963

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


Local Company Established for 30 Years

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

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


Quality Driveways

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

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

Call : 07815 497939 or 01902 764352

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


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

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


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

BEAUTY Studio 1b Church Road, Brewood

Fully Insured Special Rates for Senior Citizens

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


Wayne Sisson, 41 Kiddemore Green Road, Brewood Email: Tel: 01902 850 714 Mobile:07977 273 981 Page 14

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

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

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

01902 851444 @thebeautystudiobrewood @thebeautystudiobrewood

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

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

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

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

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

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


Telephone : 01902 745 801 Mobile : 07801 543 199

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


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

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

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

COVEN FORGET-ME-NOT CLUB Coven Forget-Me-Not Club will reopen on Tuesday 7th September. Please arrive by 1.30pm.

We look forward to welcoming you all back.

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

Call for your FREE, No-obligation Rental Appraisal

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

Call: 01785 716 800

TRAFALGAR PROPERTIES To advertise call 01694 245040 email:

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Mark Smith

M.J.McCarthy Plumbing & Heating

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

Please call 01902 845128 or 07964 703721

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

Other local areas & outlying cities


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


Tel: 01902 743892 Mobile: 07774 732353

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

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

S. Johns Home Improvements

Est. 1982 Est.1982 1982 Est.

“Quality work assured” “Quality work work assured” assured” “Quality

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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D. J. Knight Landscapes

EST. 1980

P D Blinds





Mobile : 07840 123 080

Home : 01902 743676

Craig’s Carpentry Services All aspects of Carpentry covered Internal and External Kitchens and Bedrooms Tel:01902 790802 Mobile:07977 416 065 E:


Paving Ltd

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

CALL US NOW FOR A FREE NO-OBLIGATION QUOTE 01902 585 104 | 0121 392 6940 01543 886 945 | 07466 459 358

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


CITROËN and Peugeot


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

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

07773 769943 or 01902 725175


Kiddemore Green Road, Brewood

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

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September in the Garden

We’ve had all sorts of extremes with the weather this year – from very late and sharp spring frosts through to very hot weather and torrential downpours in July – which has made gardening even more difficult than usual. Many people have mentioned that some of their summer bedding and baskets have not done so well this year. Unfortunately plants such as Petunias and Fuchsias dislike extremes of weather and in consequence don’t give the display that you would normally expect. In a summer with even weather conditions baskets and tubs should still be in their prime through September and possibly into October if we don’t get any early frosts, but this year some have faded or been scorched much quicker. Once your summer flowers have gone past their best, why not replant for winter colour, there’s plenty to choose from – pansies, violas, polyanthus, heathers, ivies and don’t forget to add a few spring flowering bulbs for added colour. Most garden centres sell smaller sized shrubs that are suitable for tubs and baskets and can then be planted out in the garden next spring. These include gaultherias, leucothoe, skimmias and grasses. Hopefully if the weather has been damp, we’ll have some of our own field grown wallflowers available from the end of September – they give excellent value for money- flowering in the spring with the bulbs. The range of new varieties of tried and tested herbaceous perennials has expanded quickly over the last few years with the introduction of new foxgloves, delphiniums and Lupins alongside the newer plants of perennial Salvia, Gaura and Heuchera - they make a cost effective alternative to summer bedding. Buying perennials from spring through to autumn will give colour for many months of the year. Harvest onions and potatoes now – lift-up onions and allow to dry out where they’ve been growing if the weather is fine, before storing. Potatoes should be stored in a cool but frostfree environment. Hessian sacks that are available from garden

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Autumn/Winter-Flowering Bedding Plants ready now Spring-Flowering Bulbs now in stock. Wide selection of Herbaceous, Shrubs and Trees always available.

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