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July 2013

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YOUR LOCAL GUIDE - BUSINESSES, OFFERS, INFO & NEWS DIRECTORY LISTING OF LOCAL & PERTON BASED BUSINESSES INSIDE JULY 13 EDITION Accounta nts & Bookkeepi ng Arts & Cra fts Bl i nds Bui l di ng & Cons tructi on Ca fe, Pubs ,Res ta ura nts ,Ta kea way Ca re a t Home Ca rpet a nd Fl oori ng Ca rs & Mai ntena nce Cheerl ea di ng Chi l dca re Cl ea ni ng Cl i nic for bal a nce a nd di zzi nes s Computers a nd Repa i r Da nce Cl as s es Domes ti c Appl i a nces & Repa i r Dri ving School s

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

Check out our new website at www.lightingrus.co.uk or come in store and view our 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!

Central Electrical Contracts Ltd 10% off all non-sale stock in our Green Lane showroom Bring this voucher to make your saving CCTV Installation A professional CCTV system can deter thieves, vandals and anti-social behaviour from your commercial 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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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

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

Buy 2 Lessons Get 1 Free Perton Driving School

* Theory * Hazard Perception * Pass Plus * Motorway * Refresher Courses

Call for Details on 01902 746060 Quote Perton Pages to get your free lesson

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 Friday 12th July – Wild About Perton Bat Walk – 9.15pm from Perton Library – contact Keith Elder on 01902 754245 Saturday 13th July – Launch of summer reading challenge 2013 – theme is Creepy House – Perton Library Sunday 14th July – Pokemon Gym Challenge – 1.30-3.30 – Perton Library – 01902 755794 Thursday 18th July - Perton Astronomy Group at Perton Library from 7pm - 9pm - More Info Call 01902 755794 Saturday 3rd August – Preston v Wolves – 3pm Tuesday 6th August – Morecame v Wolves – 7.45pm – League Cup First Round Saturday 10th August – Perton Fun Day – 11am-3pm – Contact the library on 01902 755794 Saturday 10th August – Wolves v Gillingham - 3pm 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 www.pertonpages.co.uk ♦ pertonpages@gmail.com ♦ 07734 461934

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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

Independent Financial Adviser Do you need to review and improve your wealth and future financial security? BASED IN PERTON Karim Wanas FPFS, IMC Chartered Financial Planner 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 Conduct Authority

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 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 8


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PVC-U fascia and soffits, bargeboards & cladding Eaves Protection System supply & fit Verandas, Porches, Tiled Canopies Guttering/Dry verges General roof repairs and tiles replaced

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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.

Words of Wisdom from Rev Julia Cody “

When the reminder comes round that it’s time to write my next offering for the Perton Pages, I often wonder if anyone actually reads them! I know folks from the church family do - but perhaps they feel duty-bound! So it was very encouraging, when I was shopping in the village recently, that a lady who recognised me took the time to tell me that she reads my words and often finds them interesting. Thank you to that lady! Her encouragement isn’t just good for my ego(!), it’s important to me, because I really appreciate the opportunity Perton Pages gives me, because I am your Vicar. I took assembly at the Middle School this week and I tried to get across to the students that I am their Vicar. I’m not just the Vicar for the church family. As I said to the students, I don’t sit in church praying all day! I am the Vicar of Perton and am here for everyone in the community - having said that, Perton is quite a large community, so please don’t all come at once! But seriously, I am your Vicar. I am here for you. I am here to hear. If you’d ever appreciate talking to someone, and not necessarily about spiritual things, I am here to listen. And, although I don’t sit in church praying all day, I do pray for our village. I am your Vicar. I am here to hear. Rev Julia Cody

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A Word From Your MP In politics, I am sometimes astounded by the stupidity of some ideas that are put forward. The latest such idea was proposed by Staffordshire County Council, which is seeking to change its rules on home to school transport. This will mean that many children, who have previously received home to school transport, will in the future have to pay £380 per child, per year. For a family with two or three children, this is a great burden and something that I am continuing to campaign against, as I fear it is almost a tax upon education and opportunity. The County Council’s proposals will mean that many children in South Staffordshire will no longer receive free home to school transport and, instead, will be forced to find the money to pay for it. Furthermore, it is not just these families that are likely to be impacted by this new policy. The potential consequences could be far wider. It is my fear that many families will be in the situation of having to look at sending their children to schools not within the county of Staffordshire, but potentially in neighbouring authorities such as Wolverhampton. The outcome of this could be a dramatic drop in pupil numbers in many of our excellent middle schools and high schools. This, in itself, could jeopardise the very future of the schools that act as the beating heart of our villages. I have already met with the leader of the County Council to voice my deep concern over this policy and I will carry on leading a campaign to ensure that this ridiculous idea is defeated. But, could I also ask of you – if you believe that the viability of our schools is an important concern whether you could also take part in the consultation and voice your opposition to these ill thought out proposals. How to object: You can obtain more information about the scheme or submit your views online by visiting: www.staff ordshire.gov.uk/transportconsultation. You can send any comments via post to: Transport Consultation, Staffordshire County Council, Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH OR e-mail your opinion to: transportconsultation@staffordshire.gov.uk. All comments must be received by 12th July, 2013, to be taken into consideration by Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet. A number of drop-in sessions have also been arranged and the dates, and venues, can be found on the County Council website or by calling 0300 111 8000. To contact me call 01902 701479 or 0207 219 7150

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LASTING POWERS of ATTORNEY In the comfort of your home call KEVIN HALL (FILEx Commissioner for Oaths)

Tel: 07957 177173

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PERTON GARDENING CLUB JULY IN THE GARDEN Your borders should now have caught up with the calendar after such a late start, so to ensure that you get the best from your plants dead head and feed them regularly. Keep borders weeded and mulched and stake taller plants where necessary. Prune shrubs that have finished flowering, cutting back to fresh new growth. Feed and dead head roses, except for those hip bearing varieties. Trim hedges now or in August, the growth rate slows down as autumn approaches so if they are pruned now they will stay looking neat throughout the winter. For larger leaved hedges such as holly or laurel try using secateurs instead of shears, this way you can get a neater finish with no tattered edges. Harvest vegetables as they mature and remove any plants that have finished cropping using the vacant ground for other crops. Sow the seed of spring cabbage, turnip, carrot, beet, parsley and winter spinach. Start planting autumn flowering bulbs such nerines and colchicums. Keep an eye on greenhouse temperatures and ventilate if need be, keep plants well watered. Ensure that rhododendrons are kept well watered to encourage the formation of next years flower buds and if you are going on holiday try to arrange for someone to come in and water your pots and baskets. 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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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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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

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CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Dry Fusion System - 30 minutes drying time OAP Discount Local Company 0800 112 3959 or 01902 489 901 www.aclasscarpetcleaning.co.uk

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Perton Fun Day A fantastic day of events for all the Perton Community Attractions include: Bouncy Castle, Bungee Run, Gladiator Duel, Ball Pit, Assault Course, Candy Floss Factory, Slush Puppies, Popcorn, The Fun Bus, BBQ, Face Painting, craft events and much more….. Saturday 10th August 11:00am – 3:00pm Anders Square, Perton Library, Perton Church, Perton Wrist bands for attractions are available to purchase from Perton Library on Saturday 10th August from 9:30am for £3.50 (£3.00 for Library Members – it’s FREE to join Your Library!) Please contact Perton Library for further details on

(01902) 755794 or e-mail perton.library@staffordshire.gov.uk

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Tips from Your Local PGA Pro At Perton Park Golf Club

VILLAGE BLINDS

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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With the summer here you will notice the rough is growing like mad, this makes the leaf really strong which doesn’t help you to get the club to the ball efficiently. When you are in the rough the most important thing to remember is to make sure you get out. Don't be greedy and attempt to hit the ball too far from heavy rough. You may only manage to shift it a few yards and end up in even worse trouble. So take a higher club than you might want to - a six or seven iron is about right - unless you have a really good lie. STEP ONE Grip down the shaft slightly and set up with the ball towards the back of your stance. Open the club face, aiming left of the target to compensate, to help bring the club through quicker. STEP TWO Take a three-quarter length swing - this will help generate more control. STEP THREE As the club descends try to accelerate even more than normal. It is vital to generate as much clubhead speed as possible to get through the thick grass. STEP FOUR Keep the hands firm so the clubface remains square to the ball through the shot and is not pulled off line by the grass. In long grass or heather, you need to use all your body weight not just your arms to free the ball. Emphasising the weight shift onto your front foot and the turn of your hips to help generate even more power. Feel yourself continue to turn after the ball has gone. I hope this helps, make the most of the next couple of months and get out and play. Lesson info email Jeremy@pertongolfclub.co.uk

Jeremy Harrold, Perton Park Golf Club 01902 380073


Wild About Perton in July I was shocked when a free Wild About Perton ‘bee hotel’ was turned down because it was thought not safe near children. We argued to no avail that the bee hotel would only attract solitary bees that are not the least bit aggressive. This is because solitary bee nests are the work of a solitary female and there is no honey store to protect. Honey bees can be aggressive because they have a large store of honey which needs to be protected if it is to feed the many thousands of young bees produced by the hive. Only a small number of Britain’s 250 bees species are social and the majority of the social bees are bumblebees which also rarely sting. Bumblebees are often thought friendly because of their tubby and furry appearance and often black and yellow banded colour patterns. All bees unlike wasps are vegetarians. They gather pollen rich in protein and minerals and nectar rich in sugars from flowering plants to feed their young. As they scramble from flower to flower the bees are dusted with millions of pollen grains which pollinate other plants. Without bees humans would starve. Bees in Britain are in trouble with a steep decline in their numbers as a result of intensive agriculture and pests and diseases. So putting up a ‘bee hotel’ in your garden is good for us humans as well as good for bees. Wild About Perton leads a wildlife walk every first Saturday each month starting from Perton Library at 2.00 PM. On Friday12th July we are organising a bat walk led by the Staffs Bat Group. Join us at Perton Library at 9.15PM to see and hear Perton’s bats tumble through the air and skim over the lakes catching insects as they go.

For further information contact Keith Elder on 01902-754245

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Perton Parish Council: News Update June 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 8 th July & Monday 9th Sep8tember: 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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Special offers and gift vouchers also available. Call Natalie on 07957 286442 or www.violetskybeauty.co.uk Find us at Garden Village, A454 Bridgnorth Road, Shipley WV6 7EZ

Useful Numbers Do you or a Loved One Need Care At Home? Our Services Include:Personal Care, medication assistance, meal preparation, sits, shopping, housework, companionship Care visits from 30 minutes up to 24 hour live in care We are registered with the Care Quality Commission We employ dedicated, reliable staff who are all trained and CRB checked. Contact us for a full brochure or no obligation assessment of your needs

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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

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