{' '} {' '}
Limited time offer
SAVE % on your upgrade.

Page 1

Little magazines with a BIG reputation | villagermagazine.co.uk

MAGAZINE VILLAGER

October 2015

Kingswinford | Wall Heath | Wordsley


CONTENTS THE VILLAGER MAGAZINE

10

COMPUTERS

12

DEFIBRILLATOR

16 20 22 26

Beyond Windows what are the alternatives?

PAGE

12

Now available in Wordsley

BEAUTY COMPETITION

Win a Microdermabrasion Facial

PAGE

MONEY WISE

Will the state pension fund your leisure

22

THEATRE COMPETITION Win family tickets to Peter Pan

IN YOUR GARDEN

Putting the perennial garden to bed for winter

contact us

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

Web: villagermagazine.co.uk

NEXT EDITION

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

PAGE

26

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 eort 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.


Everywhere you look you will see signs of festive events marking the end of the summer and the countdown to Halloween, BonďŹ re night and dare I say ‘Christmas’ begins. The clocks go back 1 hour at 2am on the last Sunday in October (25th) and we can all enjoy an extra hour in bed. Here at the Villager Magazine we are busy putting together our Christmas editions. If you are planning a festive event for your Club, Church, School or Group don’t forget to let us know, in good time, so we can publish the detials and tell everyone about it. Happy Halloween, Maggie

&$//

VKDZ

)25 (;3(57 (;3(577 352)(66,21$/ 352)(66,21 6,2 211$$/ 21 :25.0$16+,3 :25.0$16+,33

LQWHULRUV

.LWFKHQ )LWWLQJ FFully ully fitted fitted kitchens kitchens d designed esigned and and iinstalled nstalled • Door Door replacements replacements and and worktop worktop jointing jointing Free planning • Fitting Fitting only only service service • F ree p lanning sservice ervice • Complete C omplete refurbishments refurbishments

%HVSRNH )LWWHG :DUGUREHV :DUGUREHV FFloor loor tto o cceiling, eiling, sliding sliding doors, doors, angled angled wardrobes, wardrobes, drawer drawer units units and and dressing dressing tables. tables. %HVSRNH +RPH 2IĂ€FH &UDIW 55RRPV RRP PV

for your Home or Offices

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

WE ARE PROFESSIONAL AND FRIENDLY

•ALL STAFF VETTED, TRAINED •INSURANCE AND MATERIALS INCLUSIVE

01384 377253 www.cleanandsimple.org.uk

Clean and Simple

J&D

“giving you time�

J&D Locksmiths Serving the local community 24 Hour Service 7 days Including Bank Holidays

 LOCKED OUT LOST KEYS  KEY STOLEN Emergency door opening

Window, patios, garage locks

UPVC & aluminium door specialists Locks fitted to BS3621 All carpentry repairs

Designed D esigned and and b built uilt to to customers customers requirements requirements

No call out charge

Vanity V anity units, units, built-in built-in cisterns, cisterns, drawer drawer units, units, wall wall and and base b ase units units • Toilets Toilets and and basins basins supplied supplied and and fitted. fitted.

Competitive quotes

%HVSRNH )LWWHG %DWKURRP )XUQLWXUH )XUQLWXUH

n: tion: otatio quo ee quota free Phone Andy to arrange a fr

t. 07930 643 723

om iors.com fittinteriors.c hawfi ct@sshaw contact@ e. conta

/LNH XV RQ

IDFHERRN Shawfit Interiors

www.shawfitinteriors.com www .shawfitin nteriors.com

Free estimates, fixed rates Insurance work undertaken ...and much more

Telephone: 0500 131339 Mobile: 07973 298 293 www.janddlocksmiths.co.uk

24

THE EDITOR

CLEANING SERVICES

7 D HR AY S S

LETTER FROM


KINGSWINFORD BLINDS AFFORDABLE QUALITY

Whatever your need for window blinds, we’ve got the perfect choice for you.

ROLLERS - VERTICALS - VENETIANS - PLEATED

Our selection of made-to-measure window blinds will add a touch of style, sophistication and beauty to every room in your home. We provide a complete service from survey to fitting to ensure customer satisfaction is guaranteed.

Please call Shaun for a FREE no obligation quote KINGSWINFORD BLINDS good honest service at an affordable price

Making houses into ‘Beautiful Homes’

KINGSWINFORD

Mob: 07970 861619 Tel: 01384 298796 www.kingswinfordblinds.co.uk

NEW SHOWROOM OPENING SOON IN STALLINGS LANE

ORANGERIES & EXTENSIONS LTD

• ALL TYPES OF BUILDING WORK UNDERTAKEN • EXTENSIONS • REFURBISHMENTS • ORANGERIES • CONSERVATORIES • KITCHENS • NEW BUILDS 18 YEARS EXPERIENCE

4

• RENOVATIONS • BATHROOMS

For a free quote or advice please call Stuart Porter

07968 951733 or 01384 620099

w w w. ki n g swi nfo rdo ra ng e ri e sandext ensions.c o.uk

To advertise call 01384 274608 / 07726 790233 - villagermagazine.co.uk


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!

78)%1)( 94 (39&0) +0%>-2+# (SR´X VITPEGI XLI *VEQIW NYWX XLI 4ERIW

&VSOIR SV (EQEKIH ;MRHS[W# *EYPX] ,MRKIW ,ERHPIW SV 0SGOW# ;ERX 8LI 0EXIWX )RIVK] 7EZMRK +PEWW# %PP +PE^MRK &EGOIH &] 3YV  =IEV 1ERYJEGXYVIVW +YEVERXII 4VMSVMX] *VIITLSRI

  [[[GPSYH]GPIEVGSQ [I QEOI WEZMRK QSRI] TIVJIGXP] GPIEV Please mention the villager when responding to adverts

5


DESIGN & PRINT Super fast turnaround times and excellent print quality

ALL AT FANTASTIC PRICES • A - Boards

• Invitations

• Bookmarks

• Loyalty Cards

• Appointment Cards • Brochures

• Business Cards • Calendars

• Christmas Cards

• Compliment Slips

We design and print or just print. Please visit our website for details of all our printing services.

• Leaflets & Flyers • New Address Cards

For a free no obligation quote please call

• Order of Service

07726 790233

• Postcards • Posters

• Save The Date Cards

villagermagazine.co.uk

YOUR LOCAL GAS MAN IS JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY

FREE YOUR WALLS Now installing underfloor heating with a 50 YEAR GUARANTEE

SPECIAL OFFERS ON NEW NEW BOILERS BOILERS ON UP TO 10 YEARS

WITH TO 7 YEARS parts & UP Labour 10 YEAR E parts & Labour guarantee GUARANTE guarantee

 Full Central Heating & Boiler Installations / Upgrades & servicing  Gas Fires and Cookers Installed

 All aspects of plumbing and heating Installed and Repaired  Full Bathroom Installations and Repairs

 Landlord Safety Certificates and Maintenance  Emergency Repairs Undertaken

A RELIABLE AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE YOU CAN RELY ON TIME AFTER TIME

FAST & EFFECTIVE CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM FLUSHING

WITH ONGOING PROTECTION USING MAGNACLEANSE FILTRATION SYSTEM

6

Manga clean filter S P E C I A L O FF E R : FREE installed with every flush

518043

‘DON’T GET CAUGHT IN THE COLD THIS WINTER GIVE ME A CALL’

For a free quote or advice call Richard

D i r e c t : 0 7811 4 5 478 3 Te l : 013 8 4 4 0 2 9 6 2 58 Mellowdew Road Wordsley DY8 5NG Email: rmh.gas@gmail.com

To advertise call 01384 274608 / 07726 790233 - villagermagazine.co.uk


Ballard

BE Electricians

‘Black Country Focused’ professional electricians

REWIRE & FUSE BOARD SPECIALISTS We have a proven track record of customer sa(sfac(on “We provide an unrivalled service, whether you are looking to install a cooker, provide power and ligh ng to an outbuilding or are planning a major renova on project. We offer FREE advice and ideas to complete your project.

All our work is Cer ficated and Registered through the local Council Building Control Office.”

Jon Ballard

For your safety and reassurance Ballard Electricians are

• Part P Registered • Fully Insured • Fully Qualified • Look no further call the local experts now for a FREE compe((ve quote for all of your electrical work

01384 828825 or 07880 702618

email: jon@ballardelectricians.co.uk Visit: www.ballardelectricians.co.uk

Please mention the villager when responding to adverts

7


Chenevare

Beauty Manicure £10 Nail shape, cuticle care, moisturiser and polish of your choice.

Pedicure £12 Warm foot soak, nail shape, cuticle care, removal of hard skin, moisturise & a polish of your choice.

FABULOUS BEAUTY TREATMENTS

Swedish Back Massage £10

AT AFFORDABLE PRICES

Relieving tension promoting deep relaxation in the tissues and muscles.

Swedish Body Massage £17.50 A body massage helps to relax the body physically and mentally.

Back Treatment £17.50 This treatment consists of an exfoliating back scrub followed by a deep relaxing massage.

Full Facial £17.50 A personalised facial consisting of cleanse, exfoliation, tone, moisturising mask & massage.

Mini Facial £10 When your short on time this mini facial revitalises the skin.

Full Facial & Swedish Body Massage £30 The ultimate relaxation

8

Find us at: 48a High Street, Kinver, DY7 6HE For appointments please call: 07927 774345 To advertise call 01384 274608 / 07726 790233 - villagermagazine.co.uk


Sterling Bathroom Installations A complete Bathroom service... from design through to installation. Supply and fit or fit only. Service available. 3 Year guarantee on all works. u

BUILDING ALTERATIONS PLUMBING

u

DESIGN

u

PLANNING u

u

ELECTRICS

u

CARPENTRY

WET ROOMS

u

LESS ABLE ADAPTATIONS

TILING

PLASTERING u

PAINTING

26 Water Street, Kingswinford, West Midlands DY6 7QA Tel: 01384 364656

Adam Mobile: 07973 915506

Nigel Mobile: 07903 410593

CALL MARK FOR A

SPECIALIST IN DOMESTIC GAS & LPG

Now Installing SOLAR WATER HEATING

Adding solar energy to your central heating system isa highly economical upgrade. Solar water heating systems can provide an average of 60% OF THE HOT WATER you use every year.

Installing solar panels provides immediate savings on fuel bills and major benefits to the environment.

8 YEARS

PARTS & LABOUR WARRANTY when you install a Worcester Si, CDi or Ri with a Worcester Magnafilter Valid until 31.10.15

 Central Heating Installations  Boiler Repairs

 Boiler & Central Heating Upgrades  Fires Installed

 Cookers Installed

 Appliances Repaired & Serviced  Landlord Certificates

 Central Heating Power Flushing  Emergency Call Outs

www.centralmaintenance.co.uk - All work fully Guaranteed and Insured

Please mention the villager when responding to adverts

226073

9


BEYOND WINDOWS, WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES? THERE ARE LOTS OF ALTERNATIVES TO WINDOWS, but I am only going to mention

the main 3 that are useable for most of us; namely Microsoft Windows, Apple OS and Linux, all have their pros and cons.

BY MIKE BROOKS

OF PC PROBLEMS

The current market leader is WINDOWS; it is installed on more hardware devices than any other operating system, and for good reason. It is easy to use, installing software is simple, it is supported and backed up by a giant corporation, its rock solid for playing games and millions of businesses rely on it. However, this is not always a rosey story, it is very weak against spyware and virus attacks, it is not as fast as we would like in the real world, because making it so user friendly requires a lot of resources running in the background, Windows has always been expensive compared to the competition.

PC Problems?

APPLE MAC OS is now very user friendly, polished and feature rich. Very robust against spyware and virus attacks, but it is only installed on Apple hardware, which in my opinion is overpriced. Apple’s trump card is the vast amount of apps that you can download and use, some free some paid for. LINUX comes in a bewildering collection of builds, some companies charge a small fee for it, others it is free to use and distribute as you see fit and currently Mint seems the most popular. It is easy to use for everyday browsing, emails and printing a document etc., which is exactly what it has been designed to do, it is very lightweight and extremely robust against spyware and viruses. Software is easily installed using the Software Manager, with a simple click the manager will install the software and it’s ready to use. However, if you want to do more advanced things like video editing and playing games, this will be no good for you.

10

20 YEARS

EXPERIENCE

HIGHLY SKILLED HONEST FRIENDLY ENGINEER FULLY INSURED

LAPTOPS AND PC’S

all makes repaired and upgraded

Onsite call out service Home & Small Business New PC’s built to order Hardware/Software faults fixed Used laptops & PC’s in stock

01384 571538 www.pc-problems.biz

To advertise call 01384 274608 / 07726 790233 - villagermagazine.co.uk


NEWS . FOOD . OFF LICENCE HARDY’S VR 3 for £11 6 for £22

HURRY WHILE STOCKS LAST

YELLOW TAIL

2 for £9 6for £26

OFF LICENCE - GROCERY - HARDWARE - NEWSPAPERS - PET SUPPLIES JACK FAMOUS HIGH DANIELS COMMISSIONER GROUSE 70cl 70cl 70cl £10.99

£18.99 £16.50

1ltr

MARTELL BRANDY

COURVOISIER

BRANDY

£18.99 70cl

£18.99 70cl

6 for £30

MCGUICAN BLACK LABEL

£5.99

2 for £11

RED

CASILLERO DEL DIABLO

6 for £26 £5.99 EACH

2 for £10

£12.99

GORDON’S GIN 70cl

£12.49

GLEN MORAY

£18.00 70cl

GLEN’S VODKA 70cl £9.99 1ltr

£14.99

BAREFOOT GALLO

6 for £24

£4.49

3 for £12.50

6 for £23

£4.49

3 for £12

BELLS

E&J BRANDY

£12.99

70cl £11.99 1ltr

£18.99

SMIRNOFF

£16.99

£11.99 70cl

1ltr

70cll

RUSSIAN

EMPIRE VODKA 70cl

£12.99

£9.49

ONLY

1ltr

BLOSSOM HILL / ECHO FALLS SPECIAL OFFER RED-WHITE-ROSE

3 for £9.99 6 for £19.00

CORTEREALE LINDEMANS STRONGBOW ABBOT ALE - EPA - HOPPING HARE DESPERADOS 330ml Bottle £2.99 £4.49 500ml can HOBGOBLIN - WAINWRIGHT or 500ml Can

6 14 £ bottles

for

RED WHITE ROSE

2 for £5

3 for £12

MERLOT & SHIRAZ

CRUMPTON BANKS’S & MILD OAK CIDER BITTER 500ml can 2.5 ltr APPLE / PEAR

ONLY

£2.49

£3.49

4 for Case of 24

£19.49

£3.25

4 for Case of 24

£17.99

CARLING / FOSTERS 500ml can

£3.20

4 for Case of 24

£18.49

STELLA ARTOIS HOLSTEN PILS GROLSCH 500ml can

£7.50

8 for Case of 24

£22

PEPSI PEPSI MAX CHERRY 2ltr DIET

2 for £2

KRONENBOURG 1664 CARLSBERG EXPORT CARLSBERG GREEN 500ml Can

4 £3.25

£18.99

Case of 24 for SCHWEPPES DAZ 85 WASHING WASH LEMONADE

2 for £2

£12.99

POWDER

3 £5

OLD SPECKLED HEN - TANGLE FOOT 4 for £5 OLD GOLDEN HEN Case of 24 for MASTER BREW £28 FOSTERS ORANJEBOOM CARLING 500ml can £1 STRONGBOW

15 for £10 440ml cans

MILK 2ltr £1.00

2 for £1.80 ROBERTS BREAD

£1

£3

4 for Case of 24

SAN MIGUEL 500ml can

£3.75

4 for Case of 24

£21.50 £17.50 WAGG DOG WALKERS FOOD 40 BAG VARIETY PACK 17kg £9.99 ONLY £5

FIND US 51 Mount Pleasant JUST OFF Kingswinford DY6 9TG to SAT 6am-8pm SUN 6am-4pm COT LANE MON Tel: 01384 297352

Please mention the villager when responding to adverts

11


HELPING HANDS

DOMESTIC CLEANING

DEFIBRILLATOR FOR WORDSLEY at Holy Trinty Church

Local friendly service

NO JOB TOO SMALL All Cleaning Products & Equipment Provided PLEASE CALL LOUISE:

07753 287317 01384 295433 ALL ELECTRICALS PAT TESTED CRB CHECKED FULLY INSURED

Email: HelpingHands.Cooper@hotmail.com

A LIFESAVING PIECE OF EQUIPMENT has been presented to Holy Trinity Church, Wordsley by local group Dudley H.U.G.S (Heart undergoing support group).

The DeďŹ brillator will be stationed at Holy Trinity Church Hall. The Church Hall is used by numerous groups during the day and evenings so the deďŹ brillator will be there for use by anyone in the Hall and also the general public should someone be unfortunate enough to need it.

FAST, RELIABLE, LOCAL CALL JOHN 07557 644273 ‡ )XOO FHQWUDO KHDWLQJ ERLOHU LQVWDOODWLRQV ‡ /DQGORUG FHUWLILFDWHV ‡ *DV ILUHV FRRNHUV LQVWDOOHG VHUYLFHG ‡ )XOO EDWKURRP LQVWDOODWLRQ LQFOXGLQJ SODVWHULQJ WLOLQJ HOHFWULFV ‡ :HW URRPV GLVDEOHG DGDSWLRQœV ‡ 8QGHUIORRU KHDWLQJ ‡ $OO JHQHUDO SOXPELQJ GUDLQDJH No job too big or small & no call out fee )XOO\ ,QVXUHG )RU D SURIHVVLRQDO UHOLDEOH VHUYLFH FDOO -RKQ RQ 07557644273 john@cpheatingservices.co.uk

12

A deďŹ brillator works to restore the heart rhythm if a person goes into cardiac arrest this life saving equipment can increase chances of survival to over 50 per cent. Dudley H.U.G.S is one of the groups that hold their meetings at Holy Trinity Church Hall and welcome anyone with a heart problem to join them. They are a friendly bunch and enjoy having dierent speakers to give interesting talks; it’s free to join so if you would like some company pop along between 10.30am – 12.30pm on any of these dates in 2016; January 14 – February 18 – April 14 – May 12 June 16 – August 11 – September 22 November 10 – December 15 2016

To advertise call 01384 274608 / 07726 790233 - villagermagazine.co.uk


fitt Fo Or ing r g der bef uar No ore ant w Chr eed istm as

Enjoy a hassle free kitchen makeover

Just replace the doors and worktops!

• • • •

Trusted local business Free estimates, design & planning Specialists in Kitchen Makeovers and New Kitchens Huge choice of doors, worktops, appliances, sinks and taps

Call Sarah for a FREE Quote on 01384 465966 Visit our Showroom at 26 Lower High Street Stourbridge • DY8 1TA View our credentials at

www.dreamdoors.co.uk * Terms & Conditions Apply, Please ask for full details

Please mention the villager when responding to adverts

13


GENTLEMEN SONGSTERS remember our war heroes

An award winning popular male voice choir will return to Dudley this autumn at the annual Festival of Remembrance in Dudley. The Gentlemen Songsters Male Voice Choir will be performing at Dudley Town Hall on Thursday November 5.

01384 930930

The charity concert will include music from Sovereign Brass and the Bridgnorth Ukulele Band and will raise money for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. The show is being compéred by comedy Black Country wench, Marlene and starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and can be booked by calling 01746 763850.

Home Appliance Repair & Parts

It’s our name - It’s what we do!

Washing Machine Faulty? Cooker Faulty?

ALL BRANDS - ALL APPLIANCES REPAIRED • Integrated - Built-In Free Standing • Dishwashers • Microwaves • Cookers • Washing Machines • Tumble Dryers

Over 19 Years Experience CALL DAVID 07764478534 / 01384373096 14

www.homeappliancerepair.co.uk

Do you need someone to care for your pets? Over 15 years experience working in the pet industry PROVIDING A FULLY INSURED, TRUSTWORTHY & RELIABLE SERVICE TO LOOK AFTER YOUR ANIMAL FRIENDS

Dog walking and home visits Cat si(ng

Small pet si(ng Puppy care

Chicken and poultry si(ng

To find out more please call Amanda

07718 239213

or e-mail : amanda@thepetsnanny.co.uk

Visit : www.thepetsnanny.co.uk

To advertise call 01384 274608 / 07726 790233 - villagermagazine.co.uk


BATHROOM & KITCHEN SPECIALIST

WRIGHT-CHOICE WE WILL NOT BE BEATEN ON CHOICE, QUALITY & VALUE

Bathrooms & Kitchens to suit all budgets Complete Bathroom Packages - Supplied & fitted from Only £2500

‘DISABLED ADAPTIONS’

VAT FREE



Plumbing  Electrics



Flooring

 

All photographs show our own installations

in qualifying cases

Plastering  Tiling 

Refurbs

Building Work

All work GUARANTEED and EXPERTLY FITTED by ourselves

MAKE THE WRIGHT-CHOICE FOR YOUR HOME

Customer Testimonials & Photographs of Our Installations Available

Open: Mon to Saturday 9am - 5pm Closed Tuesday

FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTATION

TEL: 01384 671069

YOU ARE VERY WELCOME TO VISIT OUR SHOWROOM AT

6, HIGH STREET, WALL HEATH, KINGSWINFORD DY6 0HA

www.wrightchoicebathrooms.co.uk Please mention the villager when responding to adverts

15


local community

ACUPUNCTURE affordable for all Community Acupuncture provides affordable, quality, individualised acupuncture treatments for all.

SKINBASE MICRODERMABRASION™ FACIAL

WIN

WITH STUDIO 524

YOU CHOOSE WHAT YOU PAY EACH VISIT

From a sliding scale of £10 - £35 using a discreet envelope method

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

07831 297642

acupuncture4thecommunity@gmail.com VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO FIND OUT MORE

localcommunityacupuncture.co.uk

Carr’s FootCare For the professional treatment of foot related problems in the comfort of your own home 

Mrs Ann Carr S.A.C.Dip FHPT FHPP

  

Jonathan Carr S.A.C.Dip FHPT FHPP

  

CALLUS (HARD SKIN) CORNS FUNGAL INFECTIONS THICKENED NAILS INGROWING TOE NAILS NAIL TRIMMING DIABETIC FEET

Call now for a quick and easy appointment anytime

01384 878569 - 07958 322521 07542 601165 carrsfootcare@gmail.com

16

Win a Skinbase Microdermabrasion Facial with Beth at Studio 524. The SkinBase microdermabrasion Facial™ is a safe, controlled treatment that intensely exfoliates and resurfaces the skin. A fine jet of abrasive crystals gently removes dead skin cells layer by layer and a vacuum action lifts away the debris, stimulating blood flow and encouraging collagen and elastin formation that results in firmer, revitalised and youthful looking skin. Wrinkles disappear, acne scarring is reduced and dull and tired skin is completely banished - sometimes after just one treatment. A fine jet of what? Gently removes dead skin. A. Abrasive Metal B. Abrasive Crystals

Answers on a post card to: Microdermabrasion Facial Competition Studio 524 524 High Street, Kingswinford, West Midlands DY6 8AW. Or enter at Studio524.co.uk Closing date for entries 14.11.15

To advertise call 01384 274608 / 07726 790233 - villagermagazine.co.uk


NOW OPEN MONDAYS 10AM - 2PM WITH SANDRA & JEMMA

STUDIO 524 SKINBASE MICRODERMABRASION™ FACIAL ONLY £20 FOR A 30 MINUTE TREATMENT BOOKED WITH BETH The SkinBase microdermabrasion facial is quickly sweeping the UK as the most sought after facial for pretty much anyone who suffers from skin problems such as acne, uneven skin tones, fine lines and pigmentation. Wrinkles disappear, acne scarring is reduced and dull and tired skin is completely banished - sometimes after just one treatment.

CHRISTMAS CRACKER GIFT CARD NOW ON SALE

*Valid till 28.2.16 or face value of voucher till 30.6.16

REFLEXOLOGY, BODY MASSAGE AND FACIAL ALL FOR ONLY £55* RRP(£79.50) VISIT OUR SALON OR CALL US, PAY AND WE WILL POST YOUR GIFT CARD TO YOU

GIFT VOUCHERS & A FULL RANGE OF BEAUTY, HOLISTIC AND NAIL TREATMENTS AVAILABLE

STUDIO 524 - 524 HIGH STREET, KINGSWINFORD DY6 8AW

Please call 01384

865126

www.studio524.co.uk

Please mention the villager when responding to adverts

17


BIOLOGY TUITION FOR GCSE AND A LEVEL STUDENTS PLEASE CONTACT

JAMES KINSELLA

07925 872317 FULLY CRB CHECKED

18

Piano Tuition in Kingswinford by

VeraWillis

MATHEMATICS

Whether you would like to play for pleasure or progress through the grades, playing the piano is a great pastime! • Beginner to Diploma Level • Preparation for LCM and ABRSM Exams • Adult Learners Welcome • Special Discount For Under 10s • Taster Sessions Available

One to one tuition, small groups available, increase confidence and improve skills.

01384 710100

For more information please call

ALL IS NOT LOST! Disappointing GCSE results? Finding Maths difficult? Help is at hand!

Qualified, experienced specialist Maths teacher now available daytime/early evenings to help Primary, Secondary and Adult learners. All abilities up to GCSE.

Telephone 07712 427936

To advertise call 01384 274608 / 07726 790233 - villagermagazine.co.uk


LS &

FOOTCARE Foot Health Practitioners

DO YOU SUFFER FROM PAINFUL OR SORE FEET? Too long till your next NHS chiropody appointment

Not able to get on to the NHS chiropody list Hard skin on the feet becoming painful Enjoy your feet being massaged Can’t reach your toes

Forefoot pain or Heel pain

Would just like to have your feet checked & pampered

IF SO WHY NOT GIVE US A CALL

Advice on General Footcare, Diabetic Footcare & Vascular Disease 

STEVE CARTER Dip CFHP, MPSPract.

LUCKY DESILVA RGN, BSc Nursing, Dip CFHP, MPSPract.

Gift Vouchers Available

 

Nail Trimming Corn Removal

Bio-mechanics

 

Ingrown Toenails

Calluses Reduced

 

Fungal Nails Treated Bulky Nails Reduced

Please call 01384 402 975 To make an appointment or if less mobile for a home visit

THE RETREAT -15 Kensington Gardens Wordsley DY8 5HS Please visit our web site www.lsfootcare.co.uk to find out more

Denture Care

New dentures will allow you to Eat, Smile and Talk with confidence !

• New Dentures

• Copy Dentures

• Natural Looking

• Denture Repair

Home Visits Available

STABLES TEA ROOM

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity that the Stables Tea Room has to offer, whether you are in the tastefully converted stable buildings or the spacious outdoor seating.

• Light lunches

• Freshly made sandwiches • Home-made cakes

• Top quality coffee selection • Range of tea choices • Daily specials board

Come and sample the stunning surroundings and friendly atmosphere.

Providing a professional, personal & discreet service. Patient satisfaction is our highest priority. Over 20 years experience in dentistry.

Open Tuesday to Saturday – 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

15b Halesowen Road, Netherton, Dudley DY2 9QG

www.stablestearoom.com

01384 468 648 Call for a FREE Consultation

Broad Acre Stables, Broadlanes, Six Ashes, Bridgnorth, Shropshire. WV15 6EG 01746 781019 or 07973 763469

Please mention the villager when responding to adverts

19


WILL THE STATE PENSION

FUND YOUR LEISURE IN RETIREMENT?

By JPA

Financial Services Ltd

TOO MANY PEOPLE are going to rely on the state pension in retirement to provide for all their needs and wants, including their leisure activities, according to a recent survey by the Nationwide. Going on a cruise or lazing on an exotic beach somewhere might turn out to be a bit beyond the state pension pocket! The Basic State Pension is arguably not even enough to live on.

Anyone who is due to receive their state pension after April 2016 will be entitled to the New State Pension which was announced early in 2013. It was introduced to replace the current and quite frankly over complicated system of Basic State Pension, SERPS, State Second Pension, Graduated Pension and Pension Credit.

Those who have fewer than seven, or possibly even 10 years of National Insurance contributions, will get no state pension under the new rules.

A LUXURY CRUISE

The full new state pension will be no less than £151.25 per week although the actual amount will be set later this year. Inevitably there will be winners and losers. Most noticeable winners will be the self-employed, who can’t build up a State Second Pension entitlement and those who have spent time out of the workforce, such as mothers and carers of those with disabilities, will benefit in the short-term. Other losers will include many of those entering the workforce now, are likely to receive less than they would have done had the current system remained in place

20

There is no perfect solution but one thing is for sure, if you want an enjoyable lifestyle in retirement and don’t want to work forever you need to save for your retirement and not rely on the State Pension in whatever format it is.

this might be beyond the state pension pocket!

After April 2017, people will also have to work longer, making 35 years’ worth of National Insurance (NI) contributions, rather than the current 30, to qualify for the full pension. The state pension system is complicated and the new rules will make it easier for everyone going forward. BY ENGAGING JPA TODAY YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO A MORE SECURE TOMORROW

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, savings and investments for a no-obligation review. Please contact the office to secure your appointment.

How to Contact Us Office: 01384 918158

www.jpafinancialservicesltd.co.uk jpafinancialservicesltd@gmail.com

To advertise call 01384 274608 / 07726 790233 - villagermagazine.co.uk


20% Discount

kinver accounting

with this advert

• Self Assessment • Taxation • Business Start Ups • Accounts • Payroll • VAT • Sage Dealer 18 Kenrose Mill Kinver, Stourbridge, DY7 6LA 07773 193273

“A professional, reliable and friendly service” SAVE UP TO 50% ON BODYSHOP COSTS! We will visit you at home or at work most repairs cost less than your insurance excess!!! BodyMagic specialises in SMART repairs

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

everyone

Small Medium Area Repair Techniques

FULLY GUARANTEED REPAIRS INCLUDE:  

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.

    

Dents Scuffs and Scrapes Chipped paintwork Stone Chips Bumper Damage Alloy Wheels Vandal Damage

MOST JOBS TAKE LESS THAN A FEW HOURS!

07782 481 947

FOR A FREE ESTIMATE, PHONE GRAHAM ON: E: graham@bodymagic.org.uk

www.bodymagic.org.uk

Please mention the villager when responding to adverts

21


This year's pantomime at

Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre

will have families hooked

WIN

Family tickets to Peter Pan

The Villager Magazine has teamed up with Wolverhampton Grand Theatre to give two lucky families the chance to win 4 tickets each to see PETER PAN on Tuesday 15th December 2015 at 7.15pm. To enter just answer this question correctly; Wolverhampton Grand Theatre officially launched their swashbuckling pantomime, PETER PAN. This year’s Christmas show will star The Chuckle Brothers as Paul & Barry Smee, John Altman as Captain Hook, and Ross Carpenter in the role of Peter Pan. Join comedy legends Paul and Barry, the Chuckle Brothers on a adventure to Neverland with Peter Pan, Wendy and the Lost Boys as they fight against a team of pirates and the dastardly Captain Hook, played by Eastenders bad boy - Nasty Nick, John Altman!

22

PETER PAN opens at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre on Saturday 12 December and runs until Sunday 24 Jan 2016. Tickets can be booked by calling 01902 42 92 12 or at grandtheatre.co.uk

What is the Chuckle Brothers’ famous catchphrase? A) “Just like that.” B) “To me, to you.”

Entries to: PETER PAN COMPETITION 1 Greystoke Drive, Kingswinford, West Midlands DY6 8DX. Or enter at the villagermagazine.co.uk T&C’s:- The draw will take place on 15.11.15 - 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.

To advertise call 01384 274608 / 07726 790233 - villagermagazine.co.uk


ALAM INTERNATIONAL

H I G H C L A S S I N D I A N C U I S I N E - L I C E N S E D R E S TA U R A N T & TA K E A WAY

7-8 ALBION PARADE, WALL HEATH TEL: 01384 401122

CHRISTMAS DAY

New Years Eve

4 course Indian Meal also available at the same price anything from the main menu

For those who wish to party eleswhere. Food served between 5.30pm to 8.30pm All tables MUST be vacated by 9pm

FOUR COURSE TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH CHOICE OF STARTERS

Tomato Soup or Prawn Cocktail

FIRST SITTING

SECOND SITTING

CHOICE OF MAIN COURSES

For those diners who know how to party at

CHOICE OF DESSERTS

The bar will remain open for as long as required.

Turkey and Beef plus all the trimmings Christmas Pudding & Custard or Ice Cream

PLUS COFFEE & HOT MINCE PIES

BOOK NOW

RESERVE YOUR TABLE TODAY!

ONLY £27.95

FOR THIS NIGHT ONLY ALL BILLS WILL BE SUBJECT TO A 30% SURCHARGE. ALL TAKEAWAYS WILL BE AT THE FULL MENU PRICE NO DISCOUNTS

£15.95

SUNDAY & THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIAL ENJOY A MEAL

£10.95 PER PERSON

LI VE DISCO

Children under 12

12 N O O N TI LL 6 PM

ONL Y

ALAM INTERNATIONAL

Food is served between 9pm to 11.30pm

PAPADUM & CHUTNEYS ANY STARTER ANY MAIN MEAL ANY RICE OR NAN*

A CUP OF TEA OR COFFEE

*with dishes that don’t include rice or nan

Offer not available on take-away orders. KING PRAWN dishes add £2.00 Excludes set meals, side dishes and drinks. (not on any special days).

BOOK NOW

DINE IN

SAVE £5

Present this voucher to get £5.00 off when 2 people dine in at Alam International on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday Evening. Voucher valid until 30.11.15 Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Photo copies not accepted. One voucher per two people only.

FREE PARKING - FRONT & REAR OF ALAM INTERNATIONAL www.alamrestaurant.co.uk Email: bookings@alamrestaurant.co.uk

Please mention the villager when responding to adverts

23


KINVER PLASTERING & BUILDING SERVICES

COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF THE BUILDING TRADE 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE

PLASTERING, RENDERING, BRICKWORK, PLUMBING, BATHROOMS, ALTERATIONS & MAINTENANCE

Tel: 01384 878910 Mob: 07788 960990

PLUMANBD ING DRAINAGE

Email: Welch499@sky.com Email: welch970@btinternet.com

PPS PLUMBING & DRAINAGE

FROM A DRIPPING TAP TO A BLOCKED DRAIN FOR ALL YOUR PLUMBING, HEATING & DRAINAGE NEEDS

FULL BATHROOM INSTALLATIONS

Broadfield House

GLASS MUSEUM is no longer open

On the 30th September 2015, Broadfield House Glass Museum closed its doors for the final time. Broadfield House Glass Museum was open for 35 years, 5 months and 29 days and attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors. The closure comes as plans gather pace for a new £5 million museum of glass to be built in Wordsley which will be based on the White House Glass Cone site, opposite the Red House Glass Cone. The museum is being funded by a £2.13m European grant and the proceeds of the sale of Broadfield House will be part of the council’s contribution.

Bring your oven back to showroom condition

with surecleanovens

 Professional oven cleaning service  Non caustic cleaning - 100% safe

 No fumes, no odours, no harmful chemicals  Cleaned using special van mounted equipment, minimising disturbance

 Single & Double Ovens, Ranges & Agars  Extractor Hoods and Hobs also cleaned

FREE QUOTES - FULLY INSURED

NO J O B T OO SM A L L

24

C AL L PHI L 0 1384 29 629 5 0 7 7 37 03 453 8

C o u r t e o u s  P r o f e s s i o n a l  Re l i a b l e

To advertise call 01384 274608 / 07726 790233 - villagermagazine.co.uk


Focus on what you do best and let us take care of the distractions.

Ɣ Self Assessment Tax Returns Ɣ Business Accounts Ɣ Corporation Tax Ɣ Bookkeeping and VAT Ɣ Business Start-ups Ɣ Company Formations Ɣ Payroll and RTI Ɣ Help with CIS Ɣ Fixed Fees

01384 913 888

www.taxassist.co.uk/kingswinford

STALLINGS LANE MOTORS

FOR ALL MAKES OF CARS & LIGHT COMMERCIALS

QUALITY COMES AS STANDARD Courtesy Car Available Book your MOT now live online



MOT’S  SERVICE  REPAIRS  ENGINE DIAGNOSTICS

FREE MOT

WITH A FULL SERVICE

CONDITIONS APPLY

CLASS 7 TESTING CENTRE NOW OPEN FOR



LIGHT COMMERCIAL  MOTORBIKES  VANS  QUADS

0 1 3 8 4 2 7 9 6 0 4 OR 0 1 3 8 4 4 0 1 6 6 1 Stallings Lane, Kingswinford DY6 7HU

Local Collection & Delivery Service Available - All major credit cards accepted

www.stallingslanemotors.co.uk

Please mention the villager when responding to adverts

25


TODAY I HAVE BEEN marvelling at the brilliant show of colour from our cone flowers (Rudbeckia) and as winter approaches and colour fades its time to think about what to cut back and what to leave standing in the perennial garden. Those cone flowers will be left until spring as the seed heads will continue to look interesting and also feed the finches over winter.

PUTTING THE PERENNIAL GARDEN TO BED FOR WINTER

(thepart where new shoots and leaves appear from) of the plant. The old shoots trap some warmer air around the plant. This has helped me keep some fairly exotic plants, like the pitcher sage (lepechinia) from Hawaii, through the winter in Cheshire.

I get lots of people asking about winter "pruning" of different perennials. It’s not something many books cover. Most leafy perennial plants become dormant over winter and both novice and experienced gardeners are often worried about when and how much to cut back. The short answer is that you can cut down most herbaceous plants as soon as the leaves die off in late autumn to just above the point where new, living growth remains – often at ground level - but getting to know your plants can help you squeeze more enjoyment from them through the winter months. The following methods work well for us but most important is getting to know your garden and its own micro climate.

26

Keep records of what is damaged over winter and what pruning and protection methods work for you. The first consideration is: does it need the extra protection given by the old growth? If you have a particularly cold, frost prone garden or are growing tender perennials it is sometimes worth leaving the top growth on until late winter as this provides a little protection to the crown

If you do leave old stems and leaves on over winter, take care to choose a period of frost-free weather in spring when you do cut them back, cutting them back is like taking away their coats all of a sudden, they need time to acclimatise. Will strong winds be a problem? In windy areas it is worth shortening the stems to avoid too much wind rock which will disturb the roots. So for example tall heleniums, helianthus all get cut down to a few inches above the soil once the leaves have died.

To advertise call 01384 274608 / 07726 790233 - villagermagazine.co.uk


Will the stems add interest over winter? Don’t be too hasty to cut everything back: some perennials have wonderfully architectural bones in winter: sea hollies, bergamot, bubble mint and many others have attractive flower stems and seed heads that last through the winter. I simply remove any dead leaves in early winter and then tidy up the stems in early spring. In all cases don’t prune the new, fresh plantlets at the base of the stems.

Ornamental grasses always give a good show through the winter. For those that keep green leaves the best treatment is to merely comb out dead leaves and cut out old flower stems in early spring. For ones where the leaves go brown, cut back quite hard before new growth starts in spring. I cut tall ones down to 1ft/30cm high and shorter ones to about 6in / 15cm. Will it help wildlife? Another reason to leave old stems in place until March is to provide a home for ladybirds – plants with hollow stems are ideal hibernating places for them.

Seed heads are a welcome winter food for birds and small mammals

Will it self-seed? Some perennials are short-lived so leaving seed heads on helps ensure the next generation of plants. On the other hand some plants are best cut back to avoid inferior self-seeds examples include cone flower (Echinacea), Granny’s Bonnet (Aquilegia), Foxgloves, and yarrow (Achillea). Some perennials seed to excess and removing the seed heads stops them from sprouting like mustard and cress all over the garden in the spring. On the other hand I leave the stems and heads on Verbena to encourage self-seeding of this slightly tender, short-lived flower. Does it need tidying? With ground hugging or mound forming plants, remove dead or damaged leaves and flower stems in early winter– cutting them back at this time saves damaging fresh leaves in spring. Trailing plants are also best cut back at this time. Some plants will keep leaf over winter but this will become damaged and ugly by the spring so its best to cut these back hard (provided they’re hardy). I do this with the evergreen day lilies, whereas Heucheras look good through winter and are best tidied in spring.

SEED HEADS

also feed the finches over winter

Once you’ve cut back plants some benefit from a bit of insulation over winter. Shallow rooted plants like Phlox and Heleniums can be mulched with old compost, bark or leaves but watch out for slugs in spring. There is no reason why the perennial garden needs to be bare and barren in winter. There’s plenty to interest the gardener and wildlife if you avoid the urge to cut back too early!. Martin and Janet Blow garden 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 at: planthuntersfairs.co.uk

Please mention the villager when responding to adverts

27


OUR JOLLY CHRISTMAS EDITIONS ARE COMING

Himley teas are the cream of the crop

Himley Hall has released a series of 2016 dates to enjoy its indulgent afternoon teas. With the summer season fully booked, the afternoon teas will be back by popular demand in the New Year. A few places for 2015 are still available, but are limited. Special Christmas indulgent afternoon teas have also now been organised for December.

Afternoon tea combines classic ribbon sandwiches, scones with fruit conserve and cream, sweet pastries and tea which can be enjoyed in the hall’s picturesque ground floor rooms. In addition to tea, guests can purchase a glass of Prosecco or a ‘G&T’ for a small charge.

WE WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO BE PART OF THEM TO SHOWCASE YOUR BUSINESS CONTACT: THE VILLAGER SERIES

07726 790233 thevillagermag@yahoo.co.uk www.villagermagazine.co.uk

28

Places for afternoon tea must be prebooked and is offered only on set dates. If you wish to treat someone to afternoon tea at Himley Hall, gift vouchers are now available to be purchased for the most indulgent afternoon teas. To book or buy gift vouchers call 01384 817817 or see www.dudley.gov.uk/himleyhall

Red House Glass Cone NO TRICKS JUST TREATS Get ready for Halloween

24 AND 25 OCTOBER 10.00 - 4.00pm Magic shows / crafts*, glassmaking, Dudley Zoo creatures, open studios, and Red Cone Coffee House. FREE ADMISSION * small charge for magic show and crafts £2.30

To advertise call 01384 274608 / 07726 790233 - villagermagazine.co.uk


Time to

Care

Poviding a professional, caring and friendly service for the elderley

‘Bring your kitchen back to life’ with a complete deep clean

25 Years Experience Fully qualified, NVQ Level 2 & 3 References Available • Domestic Work • Laundry

• Shopping Outings • Social Calls

• Personal Care

• Hospital Visits

• Companion Calls & Sits

Please call Lisa Timmins

07873 707740

Email: lisa. metocare@gmail.com

• Ovens • Hobs • Extractor Fans • Fridges • Freezers • Cupboards Degreased • BBQ’s All using 100% safe non caustic materials For a free no obligation quote

Call 0800 6890734 - option 3 OR Mobile 07817 398 052 www.s-skidmore-domestics.co.uk

Please mention the villager when responding to adverts

29


USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS

I.C.B SERVICES No Job Too Small!!!!

Painting & Decorating Plastering - Tiling General D.I.Y Loft Boarding Flat Pack Building Fence Erecting Laminate Flooring

FREE QUOTES Special Rates For Pensioners

For a friendly family business Contact Ian & Helen on

01384 836447 07743 037667

PROPERTY IMPROVEMENTS SAVE £££’S ON IMPROVING YOUR HOME 90% OF WORK

NO SALESMEN DEAL DIRECT WITH OWNER TRADESMAN

THROUGH ON RECOMMENDATI

•WINDOWS, DOORS, PORCHES •CONSERVATORIES

•GARAGE CONVERSIONS

•ROOFING & ROOF CONVERSIONS •FASCIA SOFFIT & GUTTERING •LOFT CONVERSIONS •TILED CANOPIES

•FELTED FLAT ROOFING

WHATEVER YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT NEEDS CALL YOUR LOCAL SPECIALIST ON KINGSWINFORD

30

Fire, Police, Ambulance

999 or 112

Crimestoppers

0800 555 111

Police non emergency

01384 825 457 or 07946 396 845

101

Social Services Emegency Duty Team 0300 555 8574 Gas Emergency

0800 111 999

Water Emergency Severn Trent

0800 783 444

Electricity Emergency Floodline

HEALTH

0800 328 1111 0845 988 1188

Ambulance

999

Dental Emergency NHS Direct

111

NHS Direct

Russells Hall Hospital Corbett Hospital

New Cross Hospital

OTHER KEY SERVICES

111 01384 456111 01384 456111 01902 307999

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council 0300 555 2345 Citizens Advice Bureau

01384 816 222

Childline

0800 111

Samaritans

08457 9090 90

Family Domestic Violence Helpline

0121 507 0707

NSPCC

Womens Aid National Helpline

•OUTBUILDING CONVERSIONS

REFERENCES AVAILABLE

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Victim Support (Male) Helpline RSPCA

0808 800 5000

0808 2000 247

0800 328 3623 0300 1234 999

Kinver Fundraising Group COFFEE MORNING FOR MARY STEVENS HOSPICE

Saturday 17 Oct at The White Harte High Street, Kinver from 10am-12pm Tombola, Bric-a-Brac, Homemade Stall etc.

Coffee and biscuits only £2

To advertise call 01384 274608 / 07726 790233 - villagermagazine.co.uk


G & J STARKEY LIMITED VEHICLE TECHNICIANS

PRIVATE AND FLEET WORK

OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE FULLY TRAINED AND EXPERIENCED WORKFORCE WE PROVIDE A COURTESY VAN OR CAR ON REQUEST

 VOSA APPROVED MOT

TESTING STATION

 DIESELS & PETROLS

Replacement parts of the same quality as the original, so manufacturer’s warranties are not affected.

‘We don’t offer free MOT’s, or servicing at a price so low that you wonder what has been done to your vehicle – You pay affordable prices and get a quality job done!’ Owners Derek and Louise live in the Kinver area and offer a collection and delivery service to make life easier for you!

ALL WORK IS GUARANTEED BY THE RMI

DIESEL POINT

 4X4’s

 LIGHT COMMERCIALS

 DIAGNOSTIC & AIR CON  ELECTRICAL WORK

 TYRES & EXHAUSTS  CLUTCHES

 WHEEL ALIGNMENT  BRAKES

 BODYWORK (ARRANGED)  SERVICING FOR ALL

CARS / VANS

 CAM BELTS

 4 WHEEL TRACKING  WARRANTY WORK

UNDERTAKEN

We have achieved a

5 STAR RATING

from over 1000 reviews! www.goodgaragescheme.com

(Situated near the Merry Hill Centre) Unit 3, Old Forge Trading Estate,Dudley Road, Lye, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY9 8EL

Tel: 01384 894772 Fax: 01384 898554 Email: gandjstarkey@btconnect.com

Please mention the villager when responding to adverts

31


_Éäx çÉâÜ Äxzá

VARICOSE VEINS are a source of discomfort and can also significantly affect your self-esteem. Having these assessed and treated could be easier than you think.

• High quality varicose and thread vein treatments • Minimally invasive local anaesthetic techniques • Walk-in, walk out procedures • Quick recovery

Please call 07555 581698 info@simonhobbsveins.co.uk www.simonhobbsveins.co.uk Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital

Wood Road | Tettenhall | Wolverhampton | WV6 8LE

Profile for The Villager Series

The Villager Magazine  

Local community magazine for Kingswinford, Wall Heath & Wordsley

The Villager Magazine  

Local community magazine for Kingswinford, Wall Heath & Wordsley

Advertisement