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August 2012

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www.pertonpages.co.uk ♦ pertonpages@gmail.com ♦ 07734 461934 ♦ facebook 'pertonpages' Perton based Wedding Fayre >> page 3

Pilates & Personal Training >> page 8

Local new indoor play area >> page 3

Latest Gardening Tips >> page 10

Top tips from your local PGA Pro >> page 4

Word from Your MP >> page 12

Save £5 at slimming class >> page 4

£45 Tax Returns - local accountant >> page 13

Guttering & Fascia Cleaning >> page 5

10% off Gents Haircuts >> page 14

Local Parish Council news >> page 6

News – Poppy Appeal >> page 15

News - South Staffs Village Agent >> page 8

Lots more businesses and offers inside…..............

CODSALL PAGES LAUNCHING NEXT MONTH – SEPTEMBER 2012

PERTON : fish & chips Opening Sundays from 9th September 2012 5pm – 10pm

SPECIAL SUNDAY OFFER buy a chicken kebab or doner kebab in a pitta bread and get a bag of chips free

Telephone: 01902 754414

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Dates for the Diary Saturday 4th August – Moth Survey/Walk with Wild about Perton – call 01902 754245 for info Tuesday 7th August – Mosaic Workshop for 7-12 year olds – call 07902 755794 for info Tuesday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th August – Perton Walk & Talk @10.30am – call Perton Library for more info Wednesday 8th August – Digital Olympics – Wii and Xbox Kinnect Gaming at the Library (age 7+) – call 01902 754245 Thursday 9th August – New Perton Knitting Club “Knit & Purl” - more info on 07946 861057 Tuesday 14th & 21st August – Story Bag Sewing Sessions (age 8+) Perton Library call 01902 754245 Wednesday 15th August – Over 55 Taster Golf Session – Perton Park Golf Club (equipment provided) - 01902 380073 Saturday 18th August – Leeds United v Wolves – 12.45pm Tuesday 21st August – Wolves v Barnsley – 7.45pm Thursday 23rd August – Perton Astronomy Club @ Library - 7pm call for more info on 01902 755794 Thursday 23rd August – Garden visit to Waterdale, Compton with Perton Gardening Club – more info 07951 475 116 Saturday 25th August – Wolves v Derby – 3.00pm Sunday 2nd September – Cardiff v Wolves – 2.00pm Thursday 27th September – Ladies Pamper & Shopping event at Perton Park Golf Club – 07533 296604 Saturday 27th October – Perton Wedding Fayre – Perton Civic Centre – 01902 743147

If you have any dates for the diary that you would like Perton Pages to promote then please contact us Tel: 07734 461934 or email: pertonpages@gmail.com

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LEE'S GARDEN MAINTENANCE SERVICES Lee Connelly - Manager All aspects of gardening undertaken including Landscaping Get in touch for a free quotation mobile: 07790 334523 email: lmjc1981@hotmail.co.uk

Based at Gardenlands Garden Centre

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Green Oaks Gardening & Maintenance Contact Richard Hammonds No job too small! Mobile: 07730 260358 Home: 01902 840674 richie.hammonds@hotmail.co.uk

Nails By LUCINDA (Authorized stockist of Jessica nail products) Offering Jessica manicures, Zenspa Pedicures and new from Jessica Professional GELeration soak-off gel polish • Glides on like a polish, performs like a gel • 3 weeks extended wear • Chip resistant • No smudging • Flawlessly dry in seconds • Protects the natural nail • Simple removal – gel soaks off in under 10 minutes

Telephone for an appointment Trained by Hoar Cross Hall, Beauty Therapist & Hairdresser

Tel: 07873 105695 Tips from Your Local PGA Pro After watching the Open you may have seen lots of different swings, but one thing that doesn’t change much is the set up position. Many golfers overlook their posture. Rather than take time to see that their weight is properly distributed at address, or that they have the right amount of forward tilt, they set up to the ball quickly and carelessly and simply let it fly. If this is your preshot pattern, slow down! You need to pay more attention to your posture. If you don't, you'll have a hard time maintaining your balance and keeping the club on the desired swing path. On the other hand, the better your posture is, the more likely you are to move everything properly during the swing, and thus build club head speed and power. Good posture is grounded in a forward tilt from the hips -- not the waist -of about 30 degrees. If you're not sure how much 30 degrees is, picture yourself standing in the middle of a clock face. If your upper torso is the top hand, it should point toward one o'clock. Think of this as your swings "Happy Hour:" You should maintain it for as long as you can, from your backswing to your finish. This posture prevents you from moving up or down during the swing, and helps guide the club on the correct path, which is at 90 degrees to your spine. Why 90 degrees? If you were to attach a ball to a rope and swing it around in a circle, it would move fastest when it's rotating at 90 degrees to your arm. The golf swing works by the same principle: For the club to move its fastest, it must rotate at 90 degrees to its axis, which, in this instance, is the spine Since the lie angle (the angle from the ground to the shaft when the club is soled) of most clubs is built around 60 degrees -- about 65 degrees for the shortest clubs and 55 degrees for the longest -- you must bend forward about 30 degrees, or to one o'clock, to reach this optimum 90degree angle. When your address is too erect (12 o'clock posture) or bent over (two o'clock posture), it's almost impossible to swing the club on this path. When vertical, the tendency is to roll the arms early during the takeaway, promoting a very round swing path. The likely result is a pull and maybe even a topped shot. When hunched over, the tendency is to swing the club too much from the inside. This makes it difficult to clear the left side of the body out of the way during the downswing, leading to an open clubface, and, in most cases, a shot pushed to the right. ESTABLISHING THE CORRECT FORWARD TILT at address is only one element of good posture. The other is making sure all your weightbearing joints are lined up at address. The top of your spine, insides of your elbows, fronts of your knee caps, and balls of your feet should be aligned vertically. This promotes good balance and posture during the swing. Give it a try next time you hit some golf shots. At address, picture yourself standing on a balance beam. To prevent yourself from falling off, you have to balance out these joints. Leaning too far back (on your heels) or too far forward (on your toes) will tip you off the beam. Struggling with your game? email Jeremy@pertongolfclub.co.uk for free advice. Follow us on Facebook, facebook.com/pertongolfclub

Jeremy Harrold, Perton Park Golf Club 01902 380073 4


A.B. Cleaning Services Guttering & Fascia Cleaning & Repair

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Free Chips at Perton Fish & Chips Monday Special : Buy a large fish and get a FREE bag of chips. Open Monday – Saturday Tel: 01902 754414 or see Perton Pages for times and full menu See instore for more special offers.

PERTON BOXiFIT Fun and enjoyable approach to exercise All equipment and music will be provided Fully Qualified & Insured Classes are held at Perton Civic Centre every Tuesday 7:30pm – 8:30pm £4 per class

*Tel: 07943 234547 *Facebook: tjs.totalfitness *email: tjstotalfitness@googlemail.com

Free Measuring & Fitting + 12 Month Guarantee Val Hever Tel/Fax: 01902 754129 Email:enquiries@valentinesblinds.co.uk Web: www.valentinesblinds.co.uk

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Suttie School of Dance

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Ballet * Tap * Acrobatics * Disco classes for all ages 3+ Holy Cross Church Hall, Bilbrook Teachers are MASD qualified with CRB clearance Contact Carol: 01902 398710 www.suttieschoolofdance.co.uk

Perton Parish Council: News Update August 2012 Perton Parishioners interested in local affairs and activities are advised to regularly check local notice boards around the area and also, for full details the Parish Council website on www.pertonparishcouncil.gov.uk or call 01902-745971 Perton Village Lakeside Projects: • The Parish Council are considering three local projects and welcome your views – consultation forms available from Civic Centre – Tell us what you think: Lakeside Fitness Trail, Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) Winter Floodlighting and Removal & Replacement of Youth Shelter 'Flicks in the Sticks Movie Magic: Coming Soon • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy on Monday 24th September • The Iron Lady on Monday 26th November Next Parish Council Meeting on Monday 10th September • Perton Civic Centre Boardroom @ 7.00 pm Future Perton Housing Developments • Proposed housing developments – ignore the misinformation and get the facts now. PERTON PARISH COUNCIL: SERVING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY


Robins Nest Mobile Catering

Nick Powell

Fully Licensed & Insured

Vehicle Accessory Specialist

other Parties & Events

fully mobile service towbars, parking sensors and handsfree kits

mobile: 07506 189333

07544 404556

Business Lunches, Weddings, Funerals, Christenings

tel: 01902 743147

Independent Financial Adviser Do you need to review and improve your wealth and future financial security? BASED ON PERTON Karim Wanas AIFP, IMC, Dip PFS can discuss with you and help you make plans for your finances, investments and retirement Mobile: 07877 206465 Email: karim.wanas@prosperitywealth.com Prosperity Wealth Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority

Sandowners Childcare solutions.... for all of your child care needs ARE YOU LOOKING FOR QUALITY AFFORDABLE CHILDCARE?? We understand the need for parents to work, so offer a first class childcare provision. We collect the little ones from Nursery and take them to our Rainbow Room where they spend the afternoon until you come to collect. Wrap around care available @ Sandown First School 11.45am through to 6pm if required Before Breakfast Club from 7.30am – After School Club until 6pm “Walking Bus “ running to and from Perton Village Nursery & Perton First School Sandowners Childcare Solutions @ Perton Sandown First School … The First Choice, The Right Choice We are registered with OFSTED and were rated 'Good' in our inspection after being open just 5 months

Bookings Now Being Taken for September 2012

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South Staffs Village Agents The Community Council of Staffordshire provides support to communities in South Staffordshire. At present we have five Village Agents funded through South Staffs District Council. These are locality based development workers to work in all the South Staffs localities. The role of the Village agent is to help, mainly rural, communities to explore ways of developing and implementing new and existing ideas, amenities, resources and services by facilitation – · Through village meetings of local groups and individuals · Formation of local action groups · Help with action group meetings and publicity · Assist with local action plans · Support community organisations · Provide specific guidance · Help with funding advice and form filling · Disseminate information · Act as a point of contact between the community, local voluntary and statutory service providers.

Graham Wright your village agent can be contacted on 01785 242525

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Central Electrical Contracts Ltd 01902 744100 www.centralelectricalcontracts.co.uk sales@centralelectricalcontracts.co.uk Green Lane, Claregate, Wolverhampton, WV6 9HJ

Lighting Showroom An extensive range of lighting offered from the showroom:  wall  standard  outdoor  flush  ceiling  chandeliers  vintage  traditional  contemporary Whether adding a touch of glamour or mood-lighting to your home, brightening up your workplace or adding exterior lighting for security or al fresco dining, we're sure you'll find what you're looking for!

CCTV Installation A professional CCTV system can deter thieves, vandals and anti-social behaviour from yourcommercial property or home. And if the worst should happen, only high-quality CCTV footage can help the police to apprehend those responsible and provide the courts with incontrovertible evidence for a conviction. Using the most recent technological advances in CCTV systems, Central Electrical Contracts are able to offer the highest standards of installation, maintenance and image capture: Remote monitoring on your mobile phone: View live video, from your home or business property, directly on your PC or iPhone using our easy-to-use app (applications for selected other devices are available). Discrete: Technology gets better and smaller, allowing us to provide a wide range of discrete and covert cameras- ideal for the home or office Visible deterrent: Often, just the slight of a CCTV camera is enough to deter a criminal. Durable, outdoor weatherproof cameras provide a visible deterrent - and high quality video capture! Installation and maintenance: Our trained engineers work with you to plan the most efficient CCTV system for your needs, installing to the highest industry standards. We also provide a maintenance service, ensuring everything remains in top condition- no matter what the weather may throw at it

Electrical Contracting Services Wolverhampton's leading independent provider of industrial, commercial and domestic electrical installations, repairs, maintenance and safety testing. From whole house re-wires to installation of outdoor lighting no job is too big or too small. Contact us to see how we can help you.

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We are now taking reservations for the Festive Period menu available from our website: www.thecrownwergs.co.uk Our Price Fixed Menu is back... Monday- Friday 12 noon til 7pm Two Courses for ÂŁ12.95 Three Courses for ÂŁ15.95 to inc a small glass of wine

Free Wi-Fi now available all day every day Online bookings are the fastest and simplest way to book a table in our busy restaurant. Simply go online and book... it's that easy! The Crown Wergs Road, Wolverhampton WV6 9BP Telephone 01902 753634 or email: enquiry@thecrownwergs.co.uk www.thecrownwergs.co.uk

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PERTON GARDENING CLUB AUGUST IN THE GARDEN

Tall dhalias and chrysanthemums should be staked and the stems should be tied in. For larger flowers remove the side flower buds and weak side stems. Dead head flowers to encourage further blooms and pick sweetpeas to ensure continuity of flowers. Weed regularly and mulch and water as necessary. If you are going away water plants thoroughly before leaving and add an additional layer of mulching materials. Harvest all fruit and vegetables as they mature. Lift onions and shallots, use immediately any that are soft, but ripen others in a sunny position for storage and later use. Plant winter vegetables such as brussel sprouts, cabbage and purple sprouting broccoli in their final positions, firm in well and water thoroughly. Pinch out tips of outdoor tomato plants to encourage fruits to ripen. Continue to trim and prune hedges and lightly trim lavender bushes. Prune climbing and rambling roses that have finished flowering and give all roses a dressing of potash to help ripen the stems. Take half ripe cuttings of heathers, buddleia, berberis, cotoneaster, lavender and santolina, keep them well watered. At the end of the month make the first plantings of narcissus and daffoldil bulbs. Thursday 23rd August This evening, our last outdoor visit of the season is to the garden of Mr. and Mrs. Bailey at Waterdale, Compton. Meet at Perton Civic Centre car park at 6.30pm For further information of our meetings please contact John Hobbs on 079511475116 or visit our website at: www.pertongardeningclub.btck.co.uk "SUPPORTED BY STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL"


Baby Portrait Parties Hi, I’m Claire from Baby Portrait Parties. I’d like to let you know a little bit more about myself and what I do. I am a mummy to two lovely children Isla and Jude and live locally in Tettenhall Wood. I have a BA Hons in Photography and run a business providing studio photography to families at affordable prices. If you are interested in having photographs taken I have several options to suit different budgets. My aim is to make photography accessible to all! You can book a session on one of my mini shoots. I recommend this if you want a few photographs of your baby/child. I do three of these a year and details are posted on my facebook page – 'Baby Portrait Parties in South Staffs' If you would like a good variety of photographs and poses with the all the family I recommend booking a party. A party is a great way to get friends and family together and all have your photographs taken. Or book a private sitting, I recommend these if you are pregnant or have a new baby and want lots of time and space. I also sell vouchers for these, which make a lovely gift for mums-to-be. I also do Birthday Portrait Parties, Bump Portrait Parties, cake smashes and take bookings from registered childcare facilities. Please contact me for more details

S.J.Mellor Plastering All aspects of plastering No job too big or small Friendly and reliable Follow on Facebook: S J Mellor Plastering Telephone: 07565878047 Email: stemellor@gmail.com

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Village Blinds Special Offer 3 vertical blinds supplied for £75 up to 5' width.

Individual blinds supplied from £20 each Fitting service offered Free home visits with pattern books.

A Word From Your MP In my last article for Perton Pages I mentioned that my overriding memory of the Queens Diamond Jubilee festivities was likely to be the feeling of being absolutely soaked to the bone by the relentless rain. I have to say that 2012 really does seem to have been one of the most depressing summers ever on the weather front but as I write this the weather forecasters have promised that there is sun on the horizon and that we may get a short summer soon. I was in Perton recently to visit residents who have sadly been left devastated by the flooding which has been a distressing consequence of this endless bad weather. I have been in close contact with Severn Trent and South Staffordshire District Council and there will be a meeting for residents to air their concerns soon and hopefully we can see some proper action taken in this area to avoid another repeat. At last we have some news on the home to school transport from Perton to Codsall Community High School front. Following our march earlier this year I met with Councillor Liz Staples and Andrew Marsden at Staffordshire County Council to discuss the matter and bring up the concerns that parents in Perton have been raising with me. I was delighted to hear from the County Council that they are seeking views on a pilot scheme that would give students the option of paying daily fares to travel on the school buses. This would be in addition to being able to buy a spare seat under the current Temporary Vacant Seat Scheme or paying daily fares to travel on the school buses. While all this sounds quite complicated it means in reality that the maximum cost of travel to school would be £380 per year rather than the £500 that the travel currently costs. I appreciate that the battle is not won but it is nice to see that the price has at least been reduced. Councillor David Bilson and I are going to continue to push the matter with the Council to make sure that in the end we get free and safe transport to Codsall High School. If there is any other issue that you would like me to look into please do not hesitate to contact me as I would be very happy to see if I can be of assistance. I hope that by the next edition the rain is a distant memory. To contact me about this or any other matter call 01902 701479 or 0207 219 7150

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All blinds are made to measure. We supply and fit roller blinds, aluminium venetian, wooden venetian, roman blinds etc.

Call us for a free quotation 01902 757007 email village.blinds@hotmail.co.uk


P.H.Services

Domestic Appliance Repair, Sales & Services inc washing machine, microwave, tumble dryers, electric cookers and more parts at competitive rates tel: 01902 421976 philip.harvey@phserviceswolverhampton.co.uk

The Fieldhouse Inn Perton's Jewel in the crown - A delightful pub/restaurant All food prepared fresh on the premises Available for use: Party room for up to 20 people free of charge

2 for £10 on main courses - Every Tuesday to Saturday 12 – 2pm & 6 - 9pm Book your Hog Roast with us – available for functions Hold it at Your House or at The Fieldhouse

Also Don't Forget: Happy Hour Mon-Thurs 4-7 and our popular Sunday lunches Book Your Table Now!

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The Fieldhouse Inn Perton Road Wightwick 01902 762223

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ACS Gas Qualifications (Gas Safe Registered no 516733)

Central Heating and Plumbing Engineer Boiler Replacement, Full Central Heating Systems, Burst pipes, Taps & Washers, Showers, Cisterns & Toilets, Bathroom Refurbishments, Sinks, Lead Flashing Repair & Replacement

Contact Sam Plumbing & Heating on Tel: 01902 441103 or 07974 128940 Email: 44sam@blueyonder.co.uk

PERTON EYECARE

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Traditional & Contemporary Gents Hairdressing Reduced Rates for OAPs Monday-Friday Before 12 & Boys under 10 all day everyday (except Saturdays) Modern Day Styles at Barber Shop Prices 110a Wolverhampton Road, Birches Bridge Tel: 01902 844300

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Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal The Royal British Legion is the custodian of Remembrance for the nation they also care for the welfare of all currently serving and all ex service personnel. With the current conflict in Afghanistan and the recent conflicts in Iraq and Bosnia the need has never been greater. The legion spends over 100 million pounds a year caring for Remembrance and in looking after our wounded troops. They have recently opened four Personal Recovery Centres as well as a Battle Back Centre at Lilleshall. The poppy appeal is naturally the main source of raising revenue for this most worthwhile of needs. In my time as Poppy appeal organizer for Perton you have all been most generous in your donations. Whilst I am sure the Legion is most grateful for the sums raised so far what I most need is more volunteers so we can build on the achievements so far. I have the opportunity to have collectors INSIDE Sainsbury`s store during the week of 5th to 10th November so if you can spare a couple of hours during this time to help the appeal I would be most grateful. If you are interested in Membership of the Royal British Legion which is open to all or require any further information please do not hesitate to get in touch, Many Thanks Clive Rathbone, Poppy Appeal Organiser for Perton and Pattingham.

NOW OPEN 65 High Street, Albrighton

23 Cosford Court, 01902 742278 or 07414 832990 clive.rathbone@sky.com Facebook 'Perton Poppy Appeal'

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Useful Numbers Lakeside Surgery: 01902 755329 Tamar Surgery: 01902 755053 Perton Dental Practice (Anders Square): 01902 758120 Perton Dental Surgery (Severn Drive): 01902 756114 Perton Clinic : 01902 758150 Perton Civic Centre: 01902 745971 Perton Library: 01902 755794 Church at Perton: 01902 750232 Lakeside Community Church: 01902 752129 Neighbourhood Police: 0300 1234455 Staffordshire Police: 08453 303132 MP: Gavin Williamson: 01902 701479 Souths Staffs District Council: 01902 696000 Staffordshire County Council: 01785 223121 Parish Council Office: 01902 745971


August 2012 Perton Pages