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Chartered Financial Planners

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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

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Village News and Villager is now one publication During the recent Lockdown we have amalgamated Villager and Village News into one publication which is now being delivered to select homes in Perton, Tettenhall, Tettenhall Wood, Codsall, Bilbrook, Cheslyn Hay, Coven Heath, Penkridge and Brewood.

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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.

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Welcome to the new-look Village News Welcome back to all our readers, advertisers, clubs and charities. We hope you like the new design of Village News. We felt that an overhaul was due and decided that in today’s changing world a B5 magazine would look better and be more tactile than the old A4 format. We also wanted to offer our advertisers a larger distribution at a competitive price, realising that it will take time for businesses and organisations, clubs and charities to get back on their feet. With this in mind we have increased the circulation to 17,000 homes monthly and added the villages of Tettenhall, Tettenhall Wood and Perton to our distribution. These villages were formerly covered by our sister publication - Villager. This means that advertisers can cover all these areas in a single publication every month and we will still be able to include articles of local interest although we are limited to how much we can include in each edition. As the advertising grows so too will the editorial space. We will also continue to publish the magazine online but experience has shown there is no substitute for putting the copy through the letterbox. For information on advertising rates, ‘What’s On’ entries and general enquiries please call us on 01694 245040 or 07540 257743 We look forward to a brighter future and wish you all the same. Kevin & Gillian Arnold

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Coven Community Archaeology Project Following the popularity of ‘Time Team’, ‘Digging for Britain’ and similar TV programmes, interest in grass roots archaeology has never been stronger and as a result, many community projects have been carried out during the last few years. Now Coven residents can get involved in their very own dig which is scheduled to take place in September. There will be an instructional dig for all volunteers before

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Tel: 01902 791 474 Mobile: 07932 925 128 the event and the entire project is being conducted under the guidance of Wolverhampton Archaeology Group. Coven Community Archaeology Project was originally scheduled for May and already has almost 20 sites dotted around the village ready to go. Some of these are publicly accessible locations where volunteers can dig and members of the public can come along and watch. Anyone wanting to take part will need to register their interest in advance by emailing ccap@wolverhampton-archaeology.org.uk. Despite the excellent response so far, with people of all ages taking part, the project organisers would like more residents to dig ‘test pits’ in their own gardens. The greater the number of pits, the better our understanding of the village’s past will be. A test pit can be dug on a lawn, in a flower bed, vegetable patch or on rough ground and family, friends and neighbours can help out.This free event will be accompanied by a village history display from Staffordshire Heritage and Archives, with additional material from local collections. It promises to be a popular community event which should add greatly to our understanding of Coven’s history and be remembered for years to come. Don’t miss your chance to take part in Coven’s own ‘Time Team’ style event, register today!

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Village News - Promoting village life for over t wenty years Leamore Windows - Award Painting & Decorating Property Care and Repair From Your Local Tradesman Winning, Family-Run and Local Glazing • Carpentry • UPVC Leamore Windows has been established since 1983, trading for 37 years. We don’t employ commission-driven salespeople so we don’t sit there trying to get you to sign on the dotted line, we will give you a quotation and leave you to decide.We manufacture our own windows, doors and double glazed units. Potential customers are welcome to a tour of the factory to see our manufacturing facilities – we are very proud of our manufacturing process and happy to show it all off. Our showroom is regarded as one of the best in the industry with conservatories - orangeries, over 30 doors, windows of all colours and designs, bifolding and patio doors all on display over two floors. No pressure salesmen so we let you browse at your leisure. Once you have decided, we will arrange a call-out to take approximate sizes and discuss your requirements after which we will return and give you a written quotation. If you

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decide to go ahead we will then arrange for our surveyor to call and take exact measurements before we arrange and agree an installation date, typically four to six weeks after the order is placed. Our fitters will turn up on the agreed date to carry out the installation.We work within a 15 mile radius of our factory which works well for us as we know this area and we can always attend a call-out if needed. We also offer a upvc window repair service, handles, locks, double glazed units. Consumer-driven, Leamore Windows isdedicated to delivering all the latest home improvement products of the moment by proactively watching market trends and acting accordingly. This unique attitude to customer satisfaction, smoothly combined with the fact that we do not employ pressure salesmen or gimmick incentives, has allowed the Leamore Windows’ team to build an exemplary reputation with homeowners right across the West Midlands.

For more information Tel: 01922 473737 or vist our website leamorewindows.com

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What’s On in your Village?

Brewood

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 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 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 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\ Midlands Chorale in Brewood Jubilee Hall Friendly SATB Chamber Choir. 18 rehearsals per year on Saturdays 10am to 1pm. We PAY 15-21 year olds who sing with us. Ring Gren on 01902 850175 or see www.midlandschorale.co.uk Jubilee Hall Site Supervisor Kim Sisson - 07702 022 370 www.brewoodjubileehall.btck.co.uk

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 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 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 Codsall Wood Whist Club Meets every Wednesday at 7pm at Brewood Jubilee Hall. Everyone welcome. Contact: 01902 850695 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 Junior Football Club FA Chartered club with FA coaches. Teams for 7-16 year olds. More details contact Mac Webb 01902 850671 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 850536 for details.

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 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 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 5.45-7pm at St Dominics Grammar School Brewood. For girls aged 7-10 years. Contact Kim Potts 07967 503387. 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 07860551830 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

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Bishops Wood Bishops Wood Tuesday Club. A warm welcome every Tuesday afternoon 2-4pm in our Village Hall. A craft group, Scrabble, Darts,Whist etc. to entertain, but above all plenty of tea, cakes and friendly company. Contact Carol 01785 841346 Bishop’s Wood WI meet third Tuesday each month 8.00 pm at the Village Hall. New members and visitors welcome. Contact Pamela Barham 01785 841076 e:barhamuk@outlook.com.

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Codsall and Codsall Wood Wolverhampton Flower Arrangement Club Meet 2nd Tuesday each month at Codsall Village Hall 2.30pm New members welcome. Contact Secretary Lesley Woolley 01902 744613 Codsall and Bilbrook Twinning Association Details of a wide variety of events appear on our website:codsallbilbrooktwinning.co.uk or email Ann Allan : annsmithallan@gmail.com or phone Ann on 01902 844660 Codsall Forget-Me-Not Club for the over-60s Wednesdays 2.15 - 3.45pm Station Rd, Codsall. Transport available from Bilbrook, Codsall & Oaken. Enquiries: 01902 844 717 Codsall Village Hall Large hall and 2 other rooms available for meetings, groups, parties etc. Disabled toilets, well equipped main kitchen and a large car park. Tel: 01902 845412. Email: contact@codsallvillagehall.co.uk Codsall Dramatic Society Meets every Wednesday from 8pm at Codsall Village Hall. New members always welcome. For further information contact Colin Peterson 01902 330549 www.codsalldramaticsociety@gmail.com Codsall & Bilbrook History Society Meet Codsall Village Hall 7.45pm. Visitors welcome, admission £2 on the night. www.codsallhistory.com

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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

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

Other local areas & outlying cities Wombourne Indoor Short Mat Bowls Club We play Tuesdays & Wednesdays 2-4 pm at Wombourne Community Centre. New Members are wanted – no experience necessary, equipment provided. Contact Charles Clowes 01902 892498 for free taster 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   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. 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. 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 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 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 Wolverhampton Flower Arrangement Club Meet 2nd Tuesday each month at Codsall Village Hall 2.30pm New members welcome. Contact Secretary Lesley Woolley 01902 744613 Midlands Chorale in Brewood Jubilee Hall Friendly SATB Chamber Choir. 18 rehearsals per year on Saturdays 10am to 1pm. We PAY 15-21 yearolds who sing with us. Ring Gren on 01902 850175 or see www.midlandschorale.co.uk 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

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News from Barnfield Sandbeds During the Corona virus lockdown, Barnfields Sandbeds has been much used and appreciated by many families for their daily exercise or dog-walk. The benefits of such a beautiful and tranquil place during all the anxiety and sadness during the worst of the pandemic have been very beneficial to many, some of whom have posted their thoughts on Brewood Matters. But it is not a huge site and is primarily a nature reserve so please be aware that too much footfall and dogs off leads can be very intrusive and distressing for wildlife, especially in spring. We want you to come and enjoy your walk, but please, try to keep your dogs under control and, of course, take all litter home, including dog litter. If we take care of our little nature reserve, it will be there for our pleasure for years to come.

Barnfields wasn’t always as it is now. When South Staffs District Council bought the site more than a decade ago it was little more than a tip, full of household rubbish and smelly, decaying garden waste. After the council had removed all the big stuff, the Friends of Barnfields Sandbeds was formed and members worked week by week to clear the rest of the rubbish. We then set about getting rid of some of the invasive species such as sycamore, brambles and nettles. We have been criticised for this for these plants are useful to wildlife, but not to the detriment of others and we have

left plenty. Sycamore trees have big leaves which block the light and they also disperse their seeds freely. There are thousands of saplings still at large. It is so difficult to keep on top of them. In the cleared areas we have been able to plant a variety of wild flowers which has been a task in itself for there is only a thin layer of soil on top of industrial waste and the local rabbits are always looking for the next offering! But we persevere. Over the years we have created a flight of steps in the corner of the lower level, made and installed many bird and bat boxes, built a couple of large bug hotels and done our best to keep on top of the litter and follow the guidelines for woodland management. We have hosted educational visits by the local schools, scouts groups, students doing Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Codsall RSPB group come every year and we hold special events like pond dipping, fungus forays, dawn chorus walks and a family day out with pond dipping, picnic and scavenger hunt. We are currently working with BKV to create a nature trail and SSDC to start a Forest School for young children. We are keen to instil in children a deep love and understanding of Nature for we have to look to the next generation to care for Barnfields in the future. Joyce Bradley

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Hall. When Bilbrook Playgroup started out, they opened for 2 days a week with 10-12 children. So popular was the playgroup that they quickly increased to 25 children. Nowadays we are open 5 mornings a week and have nearly 40 children on our books; times have never been busier despite such a competitive childcare market. From humble beginnings to a thriving, busy playgroup, we have always maintained a family feel, a place where everyone feels at home, nurtured and children are empowered to thrive. We have the history but the future is just as important. Bilbrook Playgroup is looking forward to exciting times ahead starting with the appointment of a new manager. Jess has been part of our dedicated team of Aunties for several years. Now, as a University graduate, she has accepted the role of Manager and we are delighted to have her with us. Her enthusiasm and energy is infectious and we know that 2020 will be a year of fun. We are blessed to have the support of the Twentymans and the Parish Council. It’s a friendship that has endured all this time and we would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to them. We would also like to thank our local community for their ongoing support. But most importantly we want to extend our gratitude to the parents and children who use the playgroup; it is you that keeps us passionate about childcare and whom we serve. We’ve achieved phenomenal success over the past 35 years, here’s to the next 35! We have places available for 2, 3 & 4 year olds. We are Ofsted registered (218097) and a registered charity, directing all profits back into the Playgroup. For further information, please call 07976 670 218

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