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August 2013

Perton Pages

YOUR LOCAL GUIDE - BUSINESSES, OFFERS, INFO & NEWS DIRECTORY LISTING OF LOCAL & PERTON BASED BUSINESSES INSIDE AUGUST 13 EDITION Accounta nts & Bookkeepi ng Adul t Educa ti on Arts & Cra fts Bl i nds Bui l di ng & Cons tructi on Ca fe , Pubs ,Res ta ura nts ,Ta kea wa y Ca kes Ca re a t Home Ca rpet a nd Fl oori ng Ca rs & Ma i ntena nce Chi l dca re Cl ea ni ng Cl i ni c for ba l a nce a nd di zzi nes s Computers a nd Repa i r Da nce Cl a s s es Domes ti c Appl i a nces & Re pa i r Dri vi ng School s El ectri ca l Ins ta l l a ti ons

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NEW PILATES STUDIO - P3 LOCAL TAXI OFFERS - P5 JUNGLE BOOGIE COMPETITION - P7 WORD FROM YOUR MP - P16 PERTON GOLF BUY ONE GET ONE FREE OFFER - P17

Based at Gardenlands Garden Centre

Visiting Foot Care Service NOW available in this area Nails Trimmed Corns Removed Painful Toenails Verruca Treatment Fungal Conditions Cracked Heels Hard Skin/Callus Reduction

Call 01902 687814 for appointments

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Perton Parish Council: News Update August 2013 Perton Parishioners interested in local affairs and activities are advised to regularly check local notice boards around the area and, for full details the Parish Council website on www.pertonparishcouncil.gov.uk or call 01902-745971

Parish Council Meetings on Monday 9 th September: Perton Civic Centre @ 7pm Neighbourhood Watch: Help to make Perton an even safer place to live: Join your local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme. Perton Outdoor Gym, Children's Playfround & Multi Use Games Arena (MUGA): Following acts of vandalism to the above facilities Perton Parish Council will offer £100 REWARD for information that leads to a succesful prosecution. 'Flicks in the Sticks' Movie Magic: Coming soon •

Quartet – Tuesday 22nd October @ 2pm

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – Tuesday 26 th November

PERTON PARISH COUNCIL: SERVING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

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PERTON GARDENING CLUB AUGUST IN THE GARDEN Tall dahlias 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 blooms and pick sweet peas 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 brussels sprouts, cabbage and purple sprouting broccoli in their final positions. firm in well and water thoroughly. Pinch our 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 daffodil bulbs. For further information of our meetings please contact John Hobbs on 07951 475116 or visit our website at: www.pertongardeningclub.btck.co.uk "SUPPORTED BY STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL"

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Brian Breakwell Painter & Decorator Semi-Retired with over 40 Years Experience Cheap Rates All Work Guaranteed

Tel: 07976 152817 or 01902 753364 Email: sarah-2503@hotmail.co.uk B R I D G E b a r b e r s 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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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

BBQ Every Saturday From 4pm Weather permitting

2 for £10 on Meals Available All Day Roast Dinners available daily

Sandwiches - 2 for £6

Kids Eat - 2 for £6

KITCHEN NOW OPEN - Mon to Fri 12-2 & 6-9, Sat All Day & Sun 12-4

Don't Forget: Happy Hour Mon-Thurs 4-7 and our popular Sunday lunches Book Your Table Now! The Fieldhouse Inn, Perton Road, Wightwick, 01902 762223 www.pertonpages.co.uk ♦ pertonpages@gmail.com ♦ 07734 461934

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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

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Competition Time 10 FREE PASSES TO BE WON FOR JUNGLE BOOGIE Just send your answer to the question below by email to pertonpages@gmail.com or by text to 07734 461934 by Friday 6th September

Question: What animal is often known as the 'King of the Jungle'? Answer: a) Monkey or b) Snake or c) Lion Winners will be drawn at random from all correct entries received by the closing date.

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Tips from Your Local PGA Pro At Perton Park Golf Club

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NEW SHOWROOM AT 1 FINCHFIELD ROAD WEST 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. ________________________________

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

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The Best Pre-shot Routine for EVERY Golf Shot...... 1. Analysis: The Thinking Phase - Q: Where is the most ideal spot for this ball to land? A: Determine the good miss and make your shot selection. Once you have decided on your target, find a spot on the horizon in line with it (e.g. tree branch, spot where a tree meets the sky etc). Be very decisive and Zone in on a very small target. Other factors like wind and lie will come into your decision making and club selection. 2. Visualization - Q: How is this shot going to look? A: Visualize the whole shot in your head: the shape, trajectory and even how it will behave on landing. 3. Feel & Trust - Q: What does the swing feel like that will produce that particular shot? A: Practice swings are not to simply loosen up or practice a swing drill, it’s about rehearsing the shot in your mind. This increases our commitment to it and will also take our mind from anything technical. Actually imagine the ball coming off the club face and flying to the target. This is especially important with the shorter shots where feel and speed are required. Try to make the number of practice swings the same every time. 4. Align - Alignment is a cause of poor shots and swing problems even for the best players in the world. It is key that we get something in our routine and make this meticulous. Several things may work for you but my preference is for a spot 6 inches in front of the ball and then aligning the club-face to that. 5. Clear Away Tension and Centre Yourself - This is the time for the subconscious mind to take over. The logical/analytical mind has done its job. We are as prepared as we can be. The thinking phase is over and your now in play mode. Take a few deep (full) breath in through your nostrils and slowly exhale through your mouth or nostrils. This will ease the tension in your body and allow you to feel your centre (abdomen) and improve your balance. 6. Reaction - How we choose to react plays a big part in how we perform. If you are unhappy with it we are going to respond with something like “that’s interesting” and quickly move your mind onto something else . Either way, good or bad, we are going to be clearing the mind very shortly after the shot and enjoying everything else the game has to offer

Jeremy Harrold, Perton Park Golf Club 01902 380073


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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

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A & J Owen Window Cleaning & Garden Services Husband and wife team Tel 07768 224795 (Jenny) 07768 311378 (Alan) Also offering gutter cleans, conservatory roof cleans and jet washing Please see our website for details of our garden services www.wegarden4u.co.uk

Dates for the Diary

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Every Tuesday – Perton Walk & Talk – 10.30am @ Perton Library – Last for 30-45 mins - 01902 755794 Every Wednesday – Baby Bounce and Rhyme for Parents & Toddlers – 9.15 – 9.45 Perton Library - 01902 755794 First & Third Thursdays – Perton Work Club – 2.15pm-4.15pm - Help and advice on getting a job. Perton Library – 01902 755794 First & Third Thursdays – Perton Family Games Group – 5.00pm-6.30pm - Perton Library – 01902 755794 Saturday 17th August – Table Top Sale at Perton Library – 10am-1pm – free entry for buyers – 01902 755794 Saturday 17th August – Bristol City v Wolves - 3pm Tuesday 20th August – Decoupage Workshop for ages 8+ Perton Library, 2pm-4pm – booking essential Friday 23rd August – Wolves v Crawley – 7.45pm Monday 26th August – Bank Holiday Monday Saturday 31st August – Port Vale v Wolves – 3pm Friday 6th September – Competition closing date Saturday 7th September – Wolves v Walsall 3pm Wednesday 25th – Friday 27th September – Codsall Dramatic Society presents The Memory of Water – 07792 784908 Friday 27th – Sunday 29th September – Pattingham Scarecrow Festival - www.pattingham-church.org 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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Words of Wisdom from Rev Julia Cody “

I might be going mad, but I’m sure I heard a TV advert the other day playing a Christmas song! I didn’t actually see it as I was doing something important - the ironing(!), but I think it was advertising a store’s summer clothes collection and the only reason I noticed it at all was because the backing track was “Happy Holiday”... as I said, I might be going mad, the amazing weather getting to me! But, it made me think about Christmas! Once the summer solstice passes and the days shorten, despite the gorgeous weather, we hear someone announcing the number of days ‘til Christmas - quite depressing! But hearing that song in July made me think that of course it is the holiday season for many, and that Christmas could, in fact, be celebrated any time, because we don’t actually know the exact date when Jesus was born. It’s very unlikely it was in December, and much more likely to have been in the summer. When we celebrate Jesus’ birth doesn’t really matter, and I love celebrating Christmas in December, but some things do matter. Christianity is not about being holier than thou, it’s about searching for the truth, the truth about God and his love for us. If you’re interested in this quest for the truth, please do get in touch.

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In the meantime, I hope you all have a Happy Holiday, whatever you’re doing; and, I might as well be early... Happy Christmas! Rev Julia Cody

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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 – Sunday Tel: 01902 754414 or see Perton Pages for times and full menu See instore for more special offers.

A Word From Your MP The cost of transport is often one of the biggest burdens on the family purse and the expense of taking the children to and from school can seriously eat into an already tight budget. For many families, it is an expense that cannot be met – even assuming that there is a parent or vehicle available to make the journey. It is for this reason that many parents in South Staffordshire rely on the free home to school transport provided by the local council. It was, therefore, with great perturbation that I learnt of proposals to make it mandatory for parents to pay a contribution towards their children’s home to school transport, if their children were not attending the nearest school within their catchment area. The new plans would have seen some parents pay up to £380 extra per child, per year, an impossible amount for many families in the area who are already making sacrifices due to a shrinking real income. This proposal would also have had a number of residents fearing that they would either have to pay hundreds of pounds extra a year for home to school transport or be forced to move their children to be educated in another county, as in several instances the closest school was outside the Staffordshire boundary. I therefore met with the local authority to voice my concerns, sent a Freedom of Information request demanding to know the cost of such a policy and contacted thousands of residents, urging them to make their voices heard in the matter during the consultation process. I am delighted to reveal that, after receiving a high volume of complaints over the proposal from parents and teachers, Staffordshire County Council has now decided to end the consultation with immediate effect and Ben Adams, the Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills, has recommended that it does not pursue these proposals. I wanted to say thank you to the many hundreds of people who have been in contact with me, supporting my campaign to see the proposed changes on home to school transport rejected. Many people had said to me that this consultation was just paying lip service and there was no genuine effort to take on board the matters raised, but I am pleased to see that the County Council has listened and acted to remove any uncertainty for pupils and parent in announcing that these changes are not to go ahead. Parliament is no longer sitting as, this week, the summer recess officially begins. Over the next six weeks - contrary to the news reports that you will read - I will instead be making a series of journeys within the constituency, where I will be visiting everything from local businesses to community groups. I may even have the opportunity to drive a tractor while helping out on a local farm! I hope that I will get to see some of you on my travels around South Staffordshire or at my new constituency office in Codsall (Jubilee House, 59 Wolverhampton Road, Codsall, WV8 1PL) To contact me call 01902 846616.

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Wild About Perton in August For many of us grass is a problem. Forever to be kept short by regular mowing, sometimes in the dead of night to avoid an untidy lawn for all to see the next day. But why do we not appreciate grass in the same way we do other plants in our gardens and in our public open spaces. We lovingly care for flowering plants in our gardens: cutting the blossoms to display in our homes. We can spend many hours nurturing tomato plants to protect them from bugs and then are so pleased to tell visitors that the green beans or rhubarb we serve up at dinner are our own produce. Grass is a diverse mix of many different plants. But it is children who most often spot the differences between them; sucking Sweet Vernal Grass for the sweetness in the stems or pulling off the flowers and seed heads of Meadow Grass or throwing the sticky darts of Wall Barley at each other or pressing two flat grass blades together to produce a whistle. Adults rarely observe that fully grown grass is not universally green but a real mixture of shades and colours, particularly so if there are wild flowers growing amongst the grass stems. On a walk through the centre of Perton there are large areas of cut grass for those who enjoy outdoor games and a place to walk the dog as well as areas with a wide range of fully grown meadow grasses, including during high summer many wild flowers such as red clover, yellow buttercup and wild carrot with its white umbrella like flowers, because the grass is left to grow there are also Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper & Ringlet butterflies and Burnet Moths. Not untidy but rich quality green spaces. Wild About Perton leads a wildlife walk every first Saturday each month starting from Perton Library at 2.00 PM.

For further information contact Keith Elder on 01902-754245

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Lakeside Surgery: 01902 755329 Tamar Surgery: 01902 755053 Perton Dental Practice (Anders Square): 01902 758120 Dental Surgery, Tamar Medical Centre: 01902 756114 Perton Funeral Directors: 01902 756830 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 846616 Souths Staffs District Council: 01902 696000 Staffordshire County Council: 01785 223121 Parish Council Office: 01902 745971


Perton Pages August 2013