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MAGAZINE VILLAGER

Little magazines with a BIG reputation

Sept / Oct 2015

ACUPUNCTURE Now affordable for all GARDENING It’s the late show WIN TICKETS See ‘The Hoff’ in Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

NINTH

ANNIVERSARY EDITION

EST 2006


CONTENTS THE VILLAGER MAGAZINE

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ACUPUNCTURE

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COMPUTERS

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Now affordable for all Windows 10 and your privacy

FREE TRIAL

At your local Kumon Study Centre

MONEYWISE

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Top tips for a prosperous year end

THEATRE COMPETITION

‘The Hoff’ in Last night a DJ saved my life

IN YOUR GARDEN The late show

WALL HEATH ART CLUB Prepare for annual exhibition

contact us

Office: 01384 274608 Mobile: 07726 790233 E: editor@villagermagazine.co.uk

Web: villagermagazine.co.uk

NEXT EDITION

Please contact us before 30th September 2015 to advertise in the next edition.

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Independently published the Villager magazines promote local business to local people. The Villager is delivered FREE monthly to homes and businesses in Bobbington, Kinver, Himley, Stourton, Swindon & Wollaston AND Kingswinford, Wall Heath & Wordsley. Supporting local businesses, Community Groups, Societies, Charities and Schools. No part of this publication may be reproduced without prior permission of the publisher. Whilst all reasonable effort is made to ensure accuracy, the publisher accepts no responsibility for omissions or errors within The Villager Magazine, or competence of any business or statement made by any contributor. Before entering into any expense or commitment readers must check facts for themselves.


LETTER FROM

CLEANING SERVICES

WELCOME TO THE 9TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF THE VILLAGER MAGAZINE. I would like to thank all of our readers, advertisers and contributors for helping us to make it through another successful year.

YOU CHOOSE FROM • ONE-OFFS • REGULAR • SPRING CLEAN • CARPET CLEANING

In this month’s edition you can win tickets to see ‘The Ho’ in Last Night a DJ Saved My Life, ďŹ nd out how aordable local acupuncture can be and what it takes to enjoy a late show in your garden. Remember this magazine is only possible due to the wonderful support of local businesses. Please use them & tell them where you found them.

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The Villager remains independently published and we will continue to strive to make this small magazine a useful addition to every home and do our best to keep you shopping locally.

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Cloudy2Clear Windows – Service With A Smile! It’s been a crazy few months for Cloudy2Clear Windows. The company which specialises in repairing windows which are steamed up, broken or damaged by replacing the panes – not the frames has grown rapidly as homeowners take advantage of their services. Managing Director Brian Stanley feels that it’s all about service. ‘Our product is simple. If your double glazing is misted up we can replace the glass at a fraction of the cost of a new window, in any type of frame, and with

a new 5 year guarantee. But it’s not just about saving people money, although that obviously helps. Many tradespeople have struggled since last year and I honestly feel that during the good times a minority perhaps didn’t focus on customer care as much as they should have done. We make sure we turn up when we say we will, do the job the customer requires and leave their house as clean as a whistle. I often get comments back from customers on how they really didn’t expect that sort of service which, in a way, is very sad for the service industry as a whole.’

Cloudy2Clear service Kingswinford, service all of the Wordsley and Wall Villager Magazine Heath areas and Brian areas and Brian is finding that his approach is a major factor in his success. ‘The truth is that it’s not just the personal satisfaction that I get from doing a good job but also it makes good business sense. I get a huge amount of

business from friends and family of people I’ve done work for, which just goes to show how much a little bit of effort is appreciated.’ So, if your windows are steamed up, broken or damaged give Brian a call for a free quotation on 0800 61 21 118 and he’ll be happy to help!

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ACUPUNCTURE NOW AFFORDABLE FOR ALL ACUPUNCTURE is one of the longest established forms of healthcare in the world. Acupuncturists are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined for thousands of years. Local therapist Justine de-Burgh Bradley (BSc Hons LicAc MBAcC MFHT AFN) is passionate about her role as an Acupuncturist and Complementary practitioner. Justine believes everyone should be able to access acupuncture treatment regularly and with this in mind has opened LOCAL COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE clinics in Kingswinford and Wollaston. Local Community acupuncture clinics are based on the Chinese way of treating several people together in one large room which enables the cost of the treatment to be lower. The quality of your treatment however is not affected by the lower cost as acupuncture needles are left in for 20 to 40 minutes which allows your Acupuncturist to treat someone else nearby.

Local Community acupuncture offer a sliding scale of pay, you pay what suits your budget on each visit. Payment is made by cash into a small envelope. They will never question what you pay and of course you can pay varying amounts on each visit. Flexibility in payment amounts allows you to access acupuncture as many times as you wish or need. And you can rest assured that no matter how much you pay your treatment will be of a professional yet friendly high quality. Local Community Acupuncture is available at The Health Factory, Kingswinford and Tinne Natural health Care, Wollaston. Contact Justine to make your appointment on 07831 297642.

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ACUPUNCTURE affordable for all Community Acupuncture provides affordable, quality, individualised acupuncture treatments for all. YOU CHOOSE WHAT YOU PAY EACH VISIT

From a sliding scale of £10 - £35 using a discreet envelope method COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE now available at Wollaston & Kingswinford

You may receive your treatment on a chair, massage couch, comfortable recliner or a mat and there are room divider screens, pillows, blankets, towels and sheets available for your privacy and comfort.

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Justine de-Burgh Bradley (BSc Hons) MBAcC, MFHT, AFN

07831 297642

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WINDOWS 10 AND YOUR PRIVACY

WINDOWS 10 IS KNOWN TO COLLECT A LOT OF PRIVATE DATA which Microsoft states “will improve the accuracy for the personal experience”, but this won’t sit well with a lot of users, so here is some of the options you can turn off:-

BY MIKE BROOKS

OF PC PROBLEMS

PC PROBLEMS?

Please call us on 01384 571538

PC Problems?

In the Search box by the Windows flag, type in privacy and click on Privacy Settings.

Turn off Advertising ID, Send Microsoft typing and writing. Advertising ID will allow apps to better target you with adverts and promotions. Next on the left hand column is location, Camera and Microphone, these will be a personal decision, if you are using a tablet or phone you may want to keep these on, for anything else you can safely turn these off. Next is Cortana, which is a speech assistant, this collates any searches and voice commands you make, if you don’t plan on using this feature, then click Don’t get to know me button. More detailed settings can be tailored by logging into Bing and changing your account settings, just follow the link they provide. At the bottom of the list you have background apps, if you don’t plan on using any of these then by all means turn them off, because everything that runs in the background will by default slow down your device.

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Open Evening

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Please contact K Hill to book a place on any of these dates or to arrange a different time

Water Street Kingswinford West Midlands DY6 7AD Tel: 01384 296596 admin@kingswinford.dudley.sch.uk

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Our Ofsted Inspection in July 2015 said:

The inspirational Headteacher . robustly drives improvement in teaching & achievement - Ofsted The Deputy Headteacher for student welfare provides outstanding leadership - Ofsted

100% GCSE A*- C grades in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Photography 2015

Our inspection also said:

• The School offers outstanding opportunities for students to develop their skills of creativity, leadership & teamwork

• The School’s work to keep students safe & secure is outstanding

• Students are keen to learn. They behave well, show

enthusiasm in their lessons & are keen to contribute their ideas in class

• Learning is enriched by a variety of opportunities • Relationships between students & staff are warm & supportive

Tours and Talks

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Enjoy a hassle free kitchen makeover! Just replace the doors and worktops!

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Take advantage of a FREE TRIAL at your local KUMON STUDY CENTRE AT YOUR LOCAL KINGSWINFORD STUDY CENTRE, Kumon offers individualised maths and English study programmes which are tailored to all ages and abilities. Established for over 50 years, the Kumon programmes enable children to develop their study skills and confidently tackle advanced work.

Kumon develops children through the acquisition of independent learning skills, rather than teaching in the conventional sense. Through daily study of the Kumon programmes, your child will develop the ability to learn for themselves so they do not become dependent on – or limited by – the skills and knowledge of others.

FIND OUT MORE

To celebrate this offer, the study centre is holding an event on Sat 26 September and Sat 17 October at Crestwood School, Bromley Lane. Local families are invited to come along between 12pm and 3pm to learn more about the Kumon Maths and English Programme and the Free Trial. You will also get the opportunity to meet the Instructor and book an enrolment on the day.

Your child will initially start at a comfortable level, with a focus on building a strong foundation KUMON EDUCATIONAL IS THE UK’S LARGEST SUPPLEMENTARY in the way they EDUCATION PROVIDER, WITH OVER 70,000 STUDENTS study; including STUDYING AT MORE THAN 650 STUDY CENTRES. developing pace, concentration The Kumon Kingswinford and rhythm, students begin to Study Centre is located at work independently. They learn Crestwood School with classes to correct their own mistakes, running on a Tuesday and further increasing their ability to Thursday 4pm-6pm. solve new problems, as they smoothly progress to higherFor more information, contact level work beyond their school Instructor EMMA WILKINSON level. 01384 908047 or email kingswinford@kumoncentre.co.uk Kumon aims for our maths and English students to reach an international approximation of their school grade (the The Kingswinford Study Kumon International Standard), Centre is offering a two-week within their first year of study. Free Trial (14 days) for new By supporting students to reach students enrolling between and surpass this international Monday 21 September to standard, Kumon is equipping Saturday 31 October. Take students with the independent advantage of this opportunity learning skills and ability in and find out what your child can maths and English to successachieve through the Kumon fully compete in an increasingly Maths and English Programmes. global community.

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FREE TRIAL Give your child the best start to their school year. Contact your local Kumon Maths and English Study Centre to find out more about our two-week Free Trial. Kingswinford Study Centre

01384 908047

Classes held on Tuesday and Thursday from 4pm - 6pm at Crestwood School Free Trial available from 21 September - 31 October Terms and conditions apply. Fees vary. Please refer to your local study centre.

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JPA’S

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FOR A PROSPEROUS YEAR END

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With the end of the summer fast approaching and the onset of autumn and winter seasons just around the corner, now is a great time to review your finances. HERE ARE OUT TIPS:

BY ENGAGING JPA TODAY YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO A MORE SECURE TOMORROW

1. DEFINE YOUR GOALS AND TARGETS, and with timescales, priorities and costs too! If you don’t know what you want your money to do for you and by when, how can you know if you have enough money or not? Work out your priorities and start to plan for them.

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT JPA? We hold a weekly Open surgery at our offices every Saturday morning from 10.00am to 12 noon where you can bring along your old pension policies, life polices and your savings and investments for a no-obligation review.

2. PAY DOWN DEBT. The cost of debt on credit cards and personal loans is likely to be far higher than the returns you get on any savings accounts so work out a debt repayment plan and pay these off first if you can.

Please contact the office to secure your appointment. Tel: 01384 918158 or email us at jpafinancialservicesltd@gmail.com www.jpafinancialservicesltd.co.uk

3. MAKE SAVING A HABIT. If you know what you are saving for it makes a huge difference and becomes real. Tax efficient savings products such as ISAs and Pensions may help. 4. KNOW YOUR NUMBERS. How much do you need to earn or save to get what you need? How much is enough? Having a budget and keeping to it will help you. 5. MAKE A WILL. Is one of the most important financial decisions you may ever make and probably the least expensive. Not only does a Will give instructions on who you want your money to be passed to in the event of your death but can include details on how you want your funeral to be arranged. One of the most important elements of a Will if you have Children is the ability to nominate Guardians for them so they avoid becoming a Ward of the Courts. 6. SHOP AROUND. Finally, always make sure you shop around to get the best deals on key household expenses. Get into the habit of using price comparison sites for car and home insurance, gas and electricity, phones, broadband, TV and even holidays.

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Financial Services Ltd As local Independent Financial Advisers Our aim is to provide Financial Advice for

everyone FREE Initial Review Pension Review Retirement Planning Investments & Savings ISA’s Child Savings Plans Mortgages & Re-mortgages Life Cover Critical Illness For a confidential, no obligation discussion contact the JPA team

Tel. 01384 918158 The value of the investment can go down as well as up and you may not get back as much as you put in. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

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THE HOFF" - DAVID HASSELHOFF, iconic star of Baywatch and Knight Rider, plays an extrovert, party going DJ and night club owner in Ibiza. His teenage daughter arrives to stay for the summer and he has to cope with being a single parent to a girl who wants to meet boys and live the party life. Suddenly his motto is “do as I say, not as I did!” Underscoring this coming of age tale of love, laughter and friendship are a string of hits from the epic collection LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE. Hoff wants to Re-Light My fire with his daughter, she tells him, Papa Don’t Preach, and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun after meeting a boy who tells her he’s Never Gonna Give You Up. Concerned about the club, drink and drug culture of Ibiza, he makes a dramatic intervention telling her Everything I do, I do it For You.

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The Villager Magazine has teamed up with Wolverhampton Grand Theatre to give three lucky readers the chance to win 2 tickets each to see David Hasselhoff in LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE on 17th Nov 2015 at 7.30pm.

What was the name of David Hasselhoff’s character in Baywatch?

A) Craig Pomeroy B) Mitch Buchannon

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Entries to: ‘The Hoff’ 1 Greystoke Drive, Kingswinford, West Midlands DY6 8DX. Email: thevillagermag@yahoo.co.uk

T&C’s:- The draw will take place on 15.10.15 - Winners will be notified and must collect the tickets from the box office on the night of the performance. Tickets can not be exchanged and no cash, alternative prizes or nights are available. The winner may be required to take part in relevant publicity.

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The Late Show

AS SUMMER TURNS TO AUTUMN IN THE PERENNIAL GARDEN colour slowly ebbs away into browns and russets of fading leaves. But there are still some easy to grow perennials that are just coming into flower and they are ideal for injecting some zing into October and beyond.

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One of my favourites is the Kaffir Lily, which you might find labelled as either Schizostylis or Hesperantha. These remind me of mini gladioli with their sword-shaped leaves and 1ft (30cm) flower stems. The flowers are large and attractive and last from late September through to November. You can even pot up a few of the plants to flower indoors into December. They are what we call “hungry feeders” meaning they quickly take the goodness from the soil, so do mulch in spring and give them a good strong feed of a balanced fertiliser to keep them flowering well. There are lots of varieties in red, pink and white. My favourites are the large red “Major” and the palest pink “Pink Princess”

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Flowering in shade in October is a giant among Saxifrages: “Wada” with her large heads of white flowers. She needs a soil that doesn’t get too dry and shade overhead to protect her glossy attractive leaves. As I said she is larger than the average Saxifrage: - 1ft (30cm) across and tall in flower. Ageratina “Chocolate” is an unusual type of hemp with bronze or brown leaves through the summer topped by white flowers in October. The flowers are a bonus really as we normally grow him as a foliage plant to set off brighter flowered plants. He looks particularly impressive as a backdrop for white Phlox.

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Speaking of “chocolate” plants, coming into bloom for October is the perennial sunflower, Helianthus “Bitter Chocolate” with chocolatescented flowers on his tall 6ft (180cm) stems. This is one for a sunny spot and planted close enough to the front of the border to allow you to sniff the flowers for a chocoholics-hit each time you pass! The willow-leaved sunflower (Helianthus salicifolia) is also coming into bloom at this time. Again we tend to grow this as a foliage plant in the summer as the tall stems clothed with willowy leaves are an excellent foil for flowering plants.

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RED-HOT POKERS flower at different times of the year depending on variety. The latest in my garden is a South African species – the straight-leaved poker (Kniphofia linearifolia). This comes into bloom right at the end of October – I’ve even seen him capped with snow!

USE YOUR

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Michaelmas Daisies (Asters) are well-loved late bloomers typically coming into their own by late September. My favourites are the tall, dark-stemmed types like “Calliope”, “Glow in the Dark” and “Vasterival” that flower in October and become a magnet for butterflies. There is one in my garden that holds fire until November, when even the other Asters are coming to an end and that is the tall, lavender blue “Novemberlaan” – a very welcome sight. Autumn may be the time to slow down in the garden but there’s still plenty of colour to be had if you choose the right plants. SUMMER TURNS TO AUTUMN in the perennial garden

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Schizostylis Major Schizostylis Pink Princess Altisima Chocolate Saxifrages Wada Helianthus Bitter Chocolate Red Hot Pokers Aster Novemberlaan

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Martin and Janet Blow garden live in south Cheshire where they run the mail order nursery Specialperennials.com You can meet Martin at plant hunters’ fairs in the region in 2016. You can find all the dates on www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk

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Wall Heath Art Club prepare for

Annual Exhibition WALL HEATH ART CLUB MEMBERS are applying the finishing touches to their art work in preparation for their annual exhibition.

The display will be held in the scout hut behind Wall Heath Community Centre in Enville Road, Wall Heath, on Saturday October 24 and Sunday October 25. More than 100 paintings will be featured at the event which runs from 10am to 4pm both days. Many of the pieces will be for sale and and a raямДe will be held. Admission to the exhibition is FREE for all and refreshments will be available.

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BIRMINGHAM & WEST MIDLANDS KOI SOCIETY

At Highdown Nurseries Sugar Loaf Lane Nr Stourbridge, DY10 3PA Saturday 3rd October Sunday 4th October 10am till 4pm both days Koi & Koi Food, Bonsai, Garden Ornaments Pond Equipment, Farm Yard, Free Parking, Refreshments & Toilets. Entrance Fee £2 www.birminghamandwestmidlandskoisociety.com

WORDSLEY HISTORY SOCIETY October 8th - THE ANGLO-ZULU WAR OF 1879

What really happened at the battle of Isandhlwana and the fight for Rorke's Drict? Max Keen's Illustrated talk explains all and tells of two local heroes and the awards they received.

November 12th - THE REAL 'HELLO, HELLO'

Discover how the French resistance was not so very different to the TV programme of the same name. John Pittwood gives an illustrated talk, recalling the help given to his father on the weeks leading up to D-Day.

December 10th - CHRISTMAS BUFFET & ENTERTAINMENT

Please join us for food & fun with entertainment by Malcolm Palmer & his ukulele. Our meetings take place at 7.30p.m. in the Community Centre, Wordsley Green, on the second Thursday in the month.

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New members welcome and visitors at a cost of £2 including light refreshments (excepting Christmas buffet).

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W EAT E DRINK SLEEP N YOUR LOCAL

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