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March 2013

Perton Pages

YOUR LOCAL GUIDE - BUSINESSES, OFFERS, INFO & NEWS DIRECTORY LISTING OF LOCAL & PERTON BASED BUSINESSES INSIDE MARCH 13 EDITION Accountants Aerials and Satellites Blinds Building & Construction Cafe, Pubs,Restaurants,Takeaway Care at Home Carpet and Flooring Childcare Children's Clothing Children's Play Area Computers and Repair Dance Classes Domestic Appliances & Repair Driving Schools Electrical Installations

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Electricians Financial Adviser First Aid Foot Care Funeral Director Furniture Repair Gardeners Graphic Designer Hairdressers/Barbers Health & Beauty Holiday Accommodation Ironing Learning and Tutoring Legal Lighting

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Dates for the Diary 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 – 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 – 5.00pm6.30pm - Perton Library – 01902 755794 First Saturday – Wild About Perton Wildlife Walk – Meet at Perton Library – 2pm- duration 2 – 2½ hours - 01902 754245 Third Thursday - Astronomy Group – 7pm - Perton Library Saturday 9th March – Nottingham Forest v Wolves - 3pm Thursday 14th March – Perton Knitting Club – 7pm - 9pm at Perton Civic Centre (New Room) - 2nd Thursday of Month Thursday 21st March – Perton Local History Walk – Perton Library 10.30am – 8 mile walk (approx 4 hrs) bring lunch – 01902 755794 Friday 29th March – Monday 1st April – Easter weekend Saturday 30th March – Wolves v Middlesbrough - 3pm Monday 1st April - Birmingham v Wolves – 2pm Wednesday 3rd – Saturday 6th April – Goldthorn Theatre Company presents 'It's Never Too Late' by Ron Aldridge – Royal Wolverhampton School Theatre – 7.30pm – 01902 753668 Saturday 6th April – Bolton v Wolves – 3pm Saturday 27th April – Central Orchid Society Spring Show – Perton Civic Centre – 11am - 4pm – admission £2 – call John on 759640

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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:

PERTON GARDENING CLUB MARCH IN THE GARDEN The weather should be warming up and everything in the garden is coming alive. Easter is upon us and British summer time starts at the end of the month, which all makes a busy time ahead for gardeners. While we are still enjoying the spring flowering bulbs it is now time to think about planting summer flowering varieties such as alliums, crocosmia and gladioli. Look out for them in the garden centre and check that they are firm and do not have any sign of mould, follow the instructions for planting details. Prune and fee roses and tie in all climbing roses. Cut back coloured stemmed shrubs such as willow or dogwood and any growth left on perennials for winter interest and prune buddleia. Protect tender plants such as Japanese Acers and Pieris if frost is forecast as tender new leaves can be burnt. Sow seeds in the greenhouse or indoors and take cuttings from your over wintered dahilia tubers. Pot on plug plants and any seedlings that are large enough, always handling them by the leaves and never the stems. Prepare lawns for mowing by raking to remove dead grass and moss, leave mower blades on their highest setting for the first cut. For further information of our meetings please contact John Hobbs on 07951 475116 or visit our website at:



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 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.

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:

Perton Parish Council: News Update March 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 where you can subscribe to a free newsletter or call 01902-745971 Next Parish Council Meetings on Monday 11th March and Monday 8th April 2013: Perton Civic Centre Boardroom @ 7pm Perton East Ward By Elections: Parish Council Vacancy - 21st March 2013 (polling at Perton Civic Centre) Perton Bus Services: We are seeking your views regarding Perton Bus Services – a questionnaire will be available soon. Perton Outdoor Gym: This facility will be available soon (March/April) Perton War Memorial: At the request od the Royal Air Forces Association the Parish Council has now taken rresponsibility for the maintenance of the memorial and we will shortly erect an ornamental fence to enhance and protect. PERTON PARISH COUNCIL: SERVING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY ♦ ♦ 07734 461934


Central Electrical Contracts Ltd 01902 744100 Green Lane, Claregate, Wolverhampton, WV6 9HJ

Check out our new website at 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.


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 Words of Wisdom from Rev Julia Cody “

One of the real joys of my job is visiting our schools. I love the fact that many of the youngsters in the village know my name, and when I go shopping, I get lots of friendly greetings! I’m typing these thoughts on 14th February, and earlier this week I took assemblies in both Perton and Sandown First Schools. We were thinking about Valentine’s, Pancakes and Easter - quite a lot in one assembly! But as we tried to get to the heart of these celebrations, and explored them together, we came up with a profound idea... If Valentine’s Day, at its heart (pardon the pun!), is about taking time, in words and deeds, to show someone we love them... then Easter is God’s Valentine’s Day. The Bible says,“God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really die”. This is the heart of our Easter celebrations. So as you enjoy egg hunts and chocolate, try and remember the simple yet profound truth which the children and I explored... that Easter is God’s Valentine’s Day - God taking time to show us, through Jesus’ death and resurrection, that he loves us so very much. Happy Easter! p.s. If you’d like to explore Easter further, check our website for details of what’s going on, or see the Easter card which will be arriving on your door mat!

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A Word From Your MP The last month has been extremely busy, following my debate on the promotion of manufacturing in the West Midlands. This is an issue that has always been at the very forefront of my mind since getting elected, not only because I worked in the manufacturing sector myself before entering parliament, but also because it plays such an important role in South Staffordshire. In 2011, there were 3,600 employees in the manufacturing industry in South Staffordshire. This accounted for 15.7 percent of all employees in the area. While manufacturing is incredible important to the economy of the local area, we cannot take it for granted that it will continue to thrive and, indeed, over the past 15 years, we have seen a gradual decline in the sector. I was particularly happy to see South Staffordshire somewhat bucking that trend, with the investment announced by Jaguar Land Rover to build their new engine factory in my constituency. Since the debate, I have continued to work to get further manufacturing investment and it is my hope that, in the coming months, we are going to be able to announce yet more good news, resulting in well over a hundred million pounds worth of extra investment coming into South Staffordshire. On a further positive note, I remember talking in an earlier copy of the Perton Pages of the frustration I often feel when trying to get the authorities to adopt a more sensible approach. I made this particular comment in reference to my work to see the removal of the no left turn ban at the Jenny Walkers Lane traffic lights. While I am afraid to report that I have not been able to secure a permanent removal, I am pleased that some common sense has prevailed and we were able to get a temporary lifting of the no left turn while the Nancherrow Tough Guy event was taking place. Please rest assured that I will continue to do all I can do to see a permanent removal of this ridiculous ban. If there are any issues that you would like to raise with me personally, please don't hesitate to get in touch. I look forward to welcoming any of you to my new office, should you wish to visit. To contact me call 01902 701479 or 0207 219 7150


The Crown at Wergs

EASTER SUNDAY Sunday 31st March Relax and Dine with us this Easter Sunday at the Crown at Wergs Enjoy a delicious set 3 course menu (reduced A La Carte menu also available) Not forgetting, most importantly – a special treat for every little one too They'll be hopping with 'egg-citement'! ***

Book Your Table Today – telephone, email or make your booking online The Crown Wergs Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 9BP Telephone 01902 753634 Email:

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

Tel: 07957 177173

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A.M.P. Da Silva Painting & Decorating

A.M.P. Da Silva Painting & Decorating are an experienced family-run company working throughout Wolverhampton and the West Midlands. Since 1982 we've been helping clients make the most out of their properties. From simple paintwork to wallpaper hanging to total renovations, on all types of premises both interior and exterior .


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: Prosperity Wealth Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority


Domestic Appliance Repair, Sales & Services inc washing machine, microwave, tumble dryers, electric cookers and more parts at competitive rates tel: 01902 421976 ♦ ♦ 07734 461934


Wild About Perton in March It will soon be officially Spring again but I think it actually begins as the days begin to lengthen in early January; it’s certainly when our birds begin to look their best again. By March the birds that dropped into Perton over the winter like the Goosander seen on the Lower Lake in February are long gone. Our resident birds have paired up with nest building beginning in earnest, including the buzzards that will have touched talons high in the sky to confirm their bond. Each year we put out our cat’s brushed hair in the garden and it is many a blue tit that begins its early life in the warm embrace of our ginger tom’s fur. In Bluebell Walk the bluebells produce their dark green leaves early, to gather the energy they need from sunlight before the oak and ash trees come into leaf and shade out the light. This is also a good time of year to see birds in Bluebell Walk and particularly those who don’t visit our gardens regularly. Look out for Blackcap in our shady woodlands and tree lined public footpaths, with its hallmark black cap male and red brown cap female. Many of these migrating birds now over winter in Perton but in the spring their ‘teck, teck, teck’ song rings out. During March bird song seems to increase daily building towards the crescendo of the Dawn Chorus in April and May, but more of that next month. Wild About Perton leads a wildlife walk every first Saturday of the month starting from Perton Library. Some walks may involve muddy paths, fields, ditches or stiles etc. Robust footwear and outdoor clothing suitable for the time of year and activity are strongly recommended.

For further information contact Keith Elder on 01902-754245


Based at Gardenlands Garden Centre


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Free Eye Tests for over 60’s, under 16’s or those receiving benefits Outside prescriptions welcome Contact Lenses available.

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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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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.


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 Book Your

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

Sandwiches - 2 for £6

Kids Eat - 2 for £6

Table Now for Easter Sunday Lunch

KITCHEN NOW OPEN - Monday to Friday 12-2 & 6-9, Saturday All Day & Sunday 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 ♦ ♦ 07734 461934


Green Oaks Gardening & Maintenance Contact Richard Hammonds No job too small! Mobile: 07730 260358 Home: 01902 840674

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

01902 810174 Career opportunities also available

Tips from Your Local PGA Pro At Perton Park Golf Club Spring is just around the corner and it’s less than 6 weeks to the Masters. Now is the time to sign up for my “6 Week Game Changer Program.” Give me a call or email for more details. If you followed last months tip or are already on the program you should be ahead of the game already. If you have only just got your clubs out after winter you are probably feeling really rusty and even a little nervous standing on the first tee. Here are a couple of tips to get you back into the swing of things. Your best set up key under pressure- the tendency is to freeze over the ball and put a death grip on the club. To combat this, keep some motion in your fingers and feet. Waggle the club back and forth. If you lock up, your nerves will get you. Try turning your left shoulder behind the ball. Nerves typically make the backswing fast and short. It's tough to recover from a snatchy move like that. If you're feeling tense (like on the first tee or a tough driving hole) focus on making a full, rhythmic motion to the top. The best thought, even if you don't have the flexibility to do it, is to turn your left (for right handers) shoulder behind the ball. You'll load into your right side so you can shift forward coming down. Remember, the ball's not going anywhere, so take your time swinging back. Try maintaining your arm speed to the finish - If you're feeling totally lost on the tee; you need a swing key that combats a lot of potential problems. Try keeping your arms swinging at a constant speed through the ball and all the way to the finish. Many golfers swing to the ball and stop; they "throw" the club at the ball. This can lead to misses of all kinds, so picking the proper correction can be confusing. If you keep up your arm speed, you'll create good rhythm and flow through impact. You might be amazed at how things fall into place. Making an aggressive pass through the ball is always better than trying to steer it down the fairway. Remember, you're making a golf swing, so keep those arms swinging. Good luck and get out playing and practising, we have a great offer at Perton Golf Driving Range Happy Hour 5pm – 6pm Weekdays only. For more details or call 07976894363

Jeremy Harrold, Perton Park Golf Club 01902 380073 14 ♦ ♦ 07734 461934


Useful Numbers 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 701479 Souths Staffs District Council: 01902 696000 Staffordshire County Council: 01785 223121 Parish Council Office: 01902 745971 16

Perton Pages March 2013  
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Perton Pages March 2013 Edition