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March 2014

Perton Pages

YOUR LOCAL GUIDE - BUSINESSES, OFFERS, INFO & NEWS DIRECTORY LISTING OF LOCAL & PERTON BASED BUSINESSES INSIDE MARCH 14 EDITION Accounta nts & Bookkeepi ng 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 & Va l eti ng Chi l dca re/School s Cl ea ni ng Computers a nd Repa i r Couns el l i ng Da nce Cl a s s es Dog Wa l ki ng Domes ti c Appl i a nces & Re pa i r Dri vi ng School s El ectri ci a ns /I ns ta l l a ti ons Events Fi na nci a l Advi s er

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Fi tnes s Foot Ca re Funera l Di re ctor Ga rdene rs Gol f Cl ub Gra phi c De s i gner Ha i rdres s e rs /Ba rbe rs Hea l th & Bea uty Ki tchen & Ba throoms Li ghti ng Locks mi th Mi ni bus Hi re Mus ic Tui ti on Offi ces to Re nt Onl i ne Ma rketi ng/Webs i tes Opti ci a ns Oven Cl e a ni ng Pa i nte r & De cora tor

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Pet Groomi ng Pet Shop Pi l a tes Pl a s terer Pl umbi ng a nd Hea ti ng Pri nces s Pa rti es Pri va te Tui ti on Property Ma i ntena nce Roofi ng Securi ty & CCTV Sl i mmi ng Cl a s s Ta xi Thea tre Arts School Ti l i ng Toys hop Tre e Surgeons Wi ndows Wi ndow Cl ea ner

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RAISING MONEY FOR A GREAT CAUSE - P2 REV CODY WELCOMES ALL - P4 WIN A BUSINESS WEBSITE - P5 NEW TAXI SERVICE - P7 BREAKFAST VOUCHER FOR SANDOWNERS - P11 BOGOF OFFER ON GREEN FEE/RANGE TOKEN - P14 EASTER THEATRE SCHOOL WORKSHOP - P14 SPRING FESTIVAL WITH WILD ABOUT PERTON - P15 WORD FROM YOUR MP - P18 TREAT YOUR MOTHER TO A MEAL - P20

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Words of Wisdom from Rev Julia Cody “Church is not just for Christmas!”... so said a friend recently. She was chatting about this piece in Perton Pages and being really encouraging, explaining that she’d mentioned it to other friends who’d been to church over Christmas. Her response was, “Church is not just for Christmas” and suggested this should be my theme... so here goes! She’s right, Church is not just for Christmas... but please don’t think the Vicar’s nagging you to come to church! Rather, I’d love you to see the Church At Perton as your church - a place for all of us, at Christmas and any time - a place where all are welcome. •If you ever need 5 minutes’ peace, somewhere quiet to gather your thoughts, you’re welcome, the church is open Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm. •If you fancy a cuppa while doing Saturday errands... you’re welcome, the church is open from 10.30am-noon. •If you’ve got children... you’re welcome, there are loads of things for different ages. Please see the notices in church and on the website. •If you fancy an hour’s peaceful reflection with others... you’re welcome, The Gathering takes place on the 2nd Sunday, each month, at 6.30pm. •If you fancy finding out about Easter and the Christian faith.. you’re welcome, please come and have a chat. You get the idea! You’re all welcome to your church, any time. Come and say hello, it’d be great to meet you. Church is for anytime, and for all.

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Perton Parish Council: News Update March 2014 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 3rd March & Monday 14th April 2014 : Perton Civic Centre @ 7pm Annual Parish Meeting: Monday 28th April - Perton Civic Centre @ 7pm Anders Square: Perton Parish Council has ordered eight triple tier planting containers with mixed flowers for Anders Square Spring/Summer 2014. 'Flicks in the Sticks' Movie Magic: Coming soon •

Senior Citizens admitted Free of Charge, all others £3.50 including refreshments

Tuesday 15th April 2014 @ 2pm 'Philomena'

Tuesday 20th May 2014 @ 2pm 'Saving Mr Banks'

PERTON PARISH COUNCIL: SERVING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

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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

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

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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

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PCB Plastics & Roofing • • • • •

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

07504 472459 or 01902 753482 Tyninghame Ave, Tettenhall

Perton Library – 01902 755794 Every Tuesday – Perton Walk & Talk – 10.30am - Last for 30-45 mins Every Wednesday – Baby Bounce and Rhyme for Parents & Toddlers – 9.15 – 9.45 First & Third Thursdays – Perton Work Club – 2.15pm-4.15pm First & Third Thursdays – Perton Family Games Group – 5.00pm-6.30pm First Saturday – Monthly Wildlife Walk meets at the library at 2pm Third Thursday – Perton Astronomy Group – 7.00pm For Further information Contact the Library on 01902 755794

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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.

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

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Tips from Your Local PGA Pro At Perton Park Golf Club Golfers, the season is just around the corner so its now time to step up the practice and pop down to the driving range more regularly. 1. Before you start warm up! Do some stretches of all your muscles in your legs, back, arms and shoulders. Hold two clubs together and slowly swing them as normal. After this we need to warm things up further. 2. Start with a short iron and work up through the bag. The shorter club will enable you to ease yourself into hitting shots. 3. Aim at a target and use clubs laid on the ground in line with your feet to ensure that you are pointing in the right direction. 4. Spend as much time on chipping and putting as you do on the long game. It counts for around 50% of your score, so give it at least 50% of your practice time. Full Shots: 1. Aim at a target and try to get a specified number within a twenty-foot radius 2. Groove your pre-shot routine by going through it every time you hit a shot on the range and on the course. It will help your swing function under pressure. 3. Concentrate on what you are doing. 25 balls with full concentration is better then 50 hit without thinking. 4. Work out how far you can hit each club so you can take your practice to the course. Around the Green: 1. Aim at several targets and vary the length and type of short to increase you feel. 2. With chipping take 3 balls and chip at the same flag from a variety of different lies. 3. Throw 10 balls in a bunker and play them all as they lie. So then get out on the Driving Range and get your game ready for the “New Season” it will be here before you know it!! For free tips email Jeremy@pertongolfclub.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

Wild About Perton in March During a wildlife walk some creatures can be easily seen, whereas some cannot. This is because they are active at night; or out of sight under the water; or small and difficult to see. A few years ago a moth trap set up in Penk Meadow one warm summers evening found 35 different species of moth, many of which had striking and colourful markings. Similarly a pond dip in the wildlife pond near the Upper Lake brings in a myriad of mini water beasts. Wild About Perton’s Spring Festival, brings you up close and personal with many of these difficult to see creatures. The Staffordshire Bat Group rescues and rehabilitates sick and injured bats back to the wild and brings to the Festival those which can’t be released because they couldn’t live independently. Similarly Cellie the hedgehog, so named because he was found in a cellar was rescued by Hedgehog Rescue’s Joan Lockley who brings him to Perton because hedgehogs are fast disappearing from our gardens. Halfpenny Green Owl and Falconry Centre rescues injured owls and hawks, who will be displaying their flying skills for all to see on the green opposite the Wrottesley Arms. There’ll also be many domesticated animals to see again this year, including sheep and lambs, goats and hens from a local farm as well as donkeys. Creatures, long disappeared from the earth are coming too, including fossils courtesy of the Geological Society and Neanderthal man in a collection of early human and Ape skulls from the University of Birmingham. Why not compare the size and shape of your head with a Neanderthal? Woodland crafts will be there too with the Forest of Mercia’s pole lath and a chainsaw carver producing all sorts of creatures carved to order from tree trunks. The Spring Festival is free and held in and around Perton Library, on Saturday 12 April. With lots to see and to do for all the family. Or join us on Monday 5 May leaving Perton Library at 4.00AM for the Dawn Chorus.

For further information contact Keith Elder on 01902-754245

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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 Now For Mothers Day Sunday 30th March

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

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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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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 See instore for more special offers.

A Word From Your MP It was with great pleasure that I started reading Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine, last month. Growing up, this used to be one of my favourite books and, 30 years later, it still made me smile. In case you are becoming concerned, I didn’t just pick up this book on a whim. No, it was National Storytelling Week and I was giving a reading of my favourite childhood novel to the pupils of a local primary school. National Storytelling Week was a wonderful opportunity to encourage children’s interest in reading, something that has given me a great deal of joy throughout my life. In celebration of the occasion, the school was a hosting a series of such events throughout the week, including a book cover competition and trips to its local library. I strongly believe that libraries are one of our most important local facilities and it was with great pleasure that I rounded off National Storytelling Week with my own visit to Codsall Library. During the visit, which took place on National Libraries Day, I was privileged take a tour of the building and meet the library employees. I was greatly impressed with the range of material on offer and the obvious dedication of the staff. Over the past few years, the nature of libraries has changed significantly, in response to a rapidly shifting demand. Today, libraries don’t just offer books. They offer computers, internet access, wifi and digital services - such as e-books and emagazines - as well as valuable community space. Despite this diversification, the number of visitors to our libraries has sadly been declining over recent years. Some might argue that this decline makes libraries an easy target for budget cuts. However, I believe that free access to educational material and literature is extremely important to our local community. The idea that anyone, rich or poor, can visit a library and access tools for learning is one that I think it is vital we protect. The county council recently opened a public consultation on local libraries. It wants to hear from members of the public about what they are looking for from a library service and how they can best adapt it to ensure that it is sustainable for the long term. These ideas will help form the options that will be formally consulted upon this summer. I urge everyone to make their voice heard and ensure that our libraries are not only protected, but optimised for the way in which local residents wish to use them today. If you would like to comment, you can e-mail: connectedlibraries@staffordshire.gov.uk or submit it online at: http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/leisure/librariesnew/Shape-yourlibrary-service.. Leaflets are also available to fill in at every Staffordshire library. To contact me call 01902 846616 or 0207 219 7150

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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

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The Wrottesley Arms Mothers Day - March 30th 2 courses ÂŁ7.99 3 courses ÂŁ9.99

come and ask for more information from our friendly staff at the Wrottesley Arms or call

01902 755213

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Adam Morris

07738 246082 01902 788439

All types of plastering work undertaken including dry lining, rendering, artex removal, coving, floor screeds and general building maintenance. Free quotes, clean, reliable friendly service

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 846616 Souths Staffs District Council: 01902 696000 Staffordshire County Council: 01785 223121 Parish Council Office: 01902 745971 20

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