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VILLAGER

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MAY 2019

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THE VILLAGER MAGAZINE Welcome to the Villager Magazine. Put your feet up, relax and enjoy a good read. ur front cover star for May is

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local Kingswinford Kumon Study Centre. You can find out more about Emma and Kumon on page 16 and 17 where she explains how children can benefit from extra support with maths and/or reading and writing. See the back page to find out more about a two week free trial.

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Plus you can find out how staying active in your senior years can help to prevent falls and Martin Blow our gardening article author tells us how to grow Ganny’s Bonnets. If you would like to advertise your business, event or club in the next issue please contact us. Please mention The Villager Magazine when responding to adverts.

Also in this issue you can enter the Grand Theatre competition to win tickets to see ‘Avenue Q’.

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ACTIVE SENIORS Lets mention the ‘falls’ word

GARDENING Growing Granny’s Bonnets

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LET’S MENTION THE ‘FALLS’ WORD For many older people it’s something to keep quiet about, certainly not to admit to - an embarrassing incident that can cause a person to lose confidence and feel like you have lost your independence. You may not have even mentioned it to your GP as perhaps you feel it is just part of getting older! ost falls don’t result in a serious injury – if you watch a rugby or football match on the TV you will see players fall all the time! However, it’s how we cope with them, how they affect us, and how we can try to prevent further falls that is important.

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flexibility and co-ordination, and very importantly work to improve your balance. The good news is the exercise programme can help you to reduce or prevent further falls and injury. Falls are not an inevitable part of ageing. Why not give us a call for a confidential chat and more information about these specialist training programmes which are local, friendly and enjoyable. We have tea and coffee after classes so it’s also a chance to meet new people in the same position as you. We also run more challenging classes for people that are still active and want to stay that way! The evidence based and endorsed exercises are great for those diagnosed with osteoporosis and for anyone looking to keep strong bones.

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GROWING GRANNY’S BONNETS by Martin Blow of Special Perennials “Granny’s Bonnets” or columbine are easy to grow, reliable and tough perennials that have popped up in cottage gardens from time immemorial. The proper name, aquilegia, comes from the Latin for “eagle” from the resemblance of the shape of the flower to an eagle’s claw.

Most books will tell you to plant them in moist soil with a little shade. Most aquilegias will also sow themselves into the driest, hottest parts of your garden and be perfectly content although the flowers may not last so long.

These “long-spurred” types are the result of crossing two wild American types: chrysantha, with yellow flowers and caerulea with blue. Lots of colours including red, pink and purple, often in partnership with white are now available.

There are diminutive types for the alpine garden and large, long-stemmed types for the border. All are easy to grow from seed, although named varieties might not always come true. Aquilegia are notoriously promiscuous and if you grow more than one type, they will cross with gay abandon producing mixed seedlings in a range of shapes and colours. If buying seed, you can sow in April outdoors and have good sized plants to plant out in Autumn. If saving your own seed, sow in trays in a cold frame as soon as the seed is ripe and plant these out in March the following year.

Other species from America worth growing from seed are the red and yellow skinnerii and canadensis. I find these do appreciate a little more shade, more moisture in summer and better drainage in winter than some.

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You can also divide plants with care, but these divisions do take a while to root. Remember, all parts of the plants including the seeds are poisonous. Aquilegias can be short-lived, going past their best after 2 or 3 years but I remember the same “McKenna Hybrid” plants flowering away in my parents garden all my young life. The large flowers with their long backward facing spurs were an irresistible delight to me.

The European native vulgaris are the more traditional granny’s bonnets usually in purple. Lots of colours and shapes of these are also available now including the double, spiky-flowered Barlow hybrids. “Nora Barlow” in red, white and green was the first but lots more single colours have been added to the range including the near-black “Black Barlow” and the greenish-white “Green Apples”. For smaller plants “Red Hobbit” is a good choice as are the “Winky Hybrids”. The latter, unusually, has upward facing flowers. For the alpine garden there are many tiny ones. My favourite is the easy to grow but difficult to pronounce Aquilegia buergeriana “Calimero” with yellow and purple flowers on 4-6in / 10-15cm tall plants.

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To take part in our Free Trial, all you need to do is contact your local Instructor, Emma Wilkinson, and book a consultation. Your child will then be assessed so that your Kumon Instructor can tailor their level of study precisely to their ability and create a positive learning experience. To celebrate this offer and to learn more about the Kumon maths and English programmes and Free Trial, the Kingswinford Study Centre will be holding an Open Event on Saturday 19 May in 'The Bungalow' at Crestwood School, Bromley Lane (Kingswinford), between 12.30pm and 2.00pm. Local parents are invited to pre-book or to drop-in on the day. With 60 years of experience and over 4 million students’ worldwide, the Kumon maths and English programmes enable students to establish strong foundations and progress to an advanced level, above their school grade level, at their own pace. In small manageable steps, students develop their abilities and acquire study skills such as speed, accuracy, time management, concentration and problem-solving. Kumon students’ study at their local

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WIN TICKETS TO ‘AVENUE Q’ The hilarious and multi-award winning AVENUE Q is back! Following a smash-hit run in 2012, the fur-lariously laugh-out-loud musical returns to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from 11 – 15 June and we have a pair of tickets to give away to the opening night on Tuesday 11 June at 7:30pm. AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the story of a recent college graduate named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the internet sexpert), Lucy The Slut, Gary Coleman, Christmas Eve and other friends who help Princeton finally discover his true purpose in life! Catch-up with all your favourite (and unforgettable) characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life’s burning issues – like what do you do with a BA in English? How do you find your purpose? And is the internet really just for….never mind. Missed all the fuzz last time round? Don’t let your life suck – book now by visiting the Grand Theatre in person, calling 01902 42 92 12 or online at grandtheatre.co.uk Created by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez (Co-creator of Book of Mormon). From the producers of Footloose, Flashdance and American Idiot.

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Whatever stage you’ve reached in your working life, it’s worth reviewing your pension provision. Remember, if you want a carefree and comfortable retirement, it’s up to you to provide for it. The State Pension will only ever be a safety net and won’t cover more than the basics.

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It’s worth keeping life policies under review, as over the years your circumstances change. It pays to check you have enough cover for your current situation. If you’ve recently bought a house, had a baby or changed jobs this could mean you need to think about a different type of cover to meet your new needs.

FLEXING YOUR INVESTMENTS

If it’s been a while since your investments were checked out, this could be a good time to revisit your portfolio. We will ensure that your investments remain in line with your risk profile and, if necessary, rebalance your assets to ensure you achieve your financial goals. If you are not getting value for money, then it’s time to talk to us for professional advice. We hold a weekly Open surgery at our offices in High Street, Kingswinford every Saturday morning from 10.00am to 12 noon for a complimentary review of your pensions and investments. Please contact the office to secure your appointment. Tel: 01384 918158 or email us at jpafinancialservicesltd@gmail.com - www.jpafinancialservicesltd.co.uk

By engaging JPA today you can look forward to a more secure tomorrow

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We can offer mascots, face painting, nail art, superheroes, princesses, glitter tattoos, party games!

Book with us today!

Email: ceri@moremascotsplease.co.uk

Phone: 07946 571964 Facebook: More Mascots Please CIC Twitter: @MoreMascotsPls All characters are look-a-likes and unbranded

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 Wills, Trusts & Powers of Attorney 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.

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DUDLEY CROSSROADS

CARER AND ELDERLY SUPPORT SERVICE

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

  

We can provide a range of support services to those living alone, enabling them to live as independently as possible in their own homes.

We can also offer services to those who live with family or friends to enable the main carer to take a well earned break. We offer a flexible, reliable service, specifically tailored to individual needs.

The range and variety of our service is almost endless and we will endeavour to accommodate the needs of those requiring our support.

We are a charity and ‘not for profit organisa%on’ and whilst not all of our services are free the charges are reasonable when compared to private agencies. This can be discussed before the service commences.

We use a dedicated, fully trained and insured staff team who make las%ng rela%onships with the people they support. If you wish to contact us we can arrange for a friendly Team Leader to visit you and establish the kind of service required. . Please call 01384 298513 or E: office.dudleycrossroads@gmail.com

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www.dudleycrossroads.co.uk

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

VeraWillis

Piano Tuition in Kingswinford by

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

01384 710200

For more information please call

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Dudley Ramblers oer walks to suit everybody with from 5 to 12 miles. We walk locally but also venture to the Cotswolds, Warwickshire & Shropshire. We ve just come back from a successful coach trip to Chester. Give walking with Dudley Ramblers a try and open up a whole new world of friendship and exploration.

Join us on our next walk! www.dudleyramblers.org.uk or call 07508 466237 Please mention the villager when responding to adverts

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KINVER ROTARY CLUB NEWS YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER IN NATIONAL FINALS A ten year old Brierley Hill girl who has only owned a camera for “a short time” has beaten scores of Midlands youngsters of a similar age in a photography competition to win a place in the national finals. Katie-Mae Mistrey, a year six pupil at Brierley Hill Primary School, beat 60 pupils from primary schools in Kinver, Wollaston and her own school, who entered photographs in the first round of the competition organised by the Rotary Club of Kinver. Her picture, of swans swimming on the canal alongside her school, went on to compete against local winners from the 60 Rotary clubs that comprise District 10060, stretching from Lichfield in the north to Southam in the south and from Rugby in the east to Stourport in the west.

Having been proclaimed the winner from those pictures, her shot has now gone forward to the finals of the junior section of the nationwide Rotary competition when she will be against shots from up to 30 other district winners to find Rotary’s British Junior Photographer of the year, to be announced in early April.

KINVER ROTARY SLEIGH DONATIONS TOP £6,500 The generosity of residents of Kinver and Enville and parts of Wollaston and Wall Heath has enabled the Rotary Club of Kinver to donate more than £6,500 to almost 40 charities and good causes in the area. Following a record collection by the club’s pre-Christmas sleigh tour, cheques between £100 and £200 have been given to charities working for the young, the elderly and the community generally with additional funds being set aside for the annual seniors party in Kinver, £980 for dictionaries given to pupils as they leave local primary schools and £400 towards the life education caravan visit to St James School, Wollaston.

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Club President Keith Wilkinson says: “The weather was kind to us last Christmas and the addition of Richardson Grove in Wollaston and an amazing turn out from the residents of Doulton Brook where we made our second visit contributed greatly towards the tremendous collection of £7,725. “Even after expenses for refurbishing the sleigh to its stunning appearance we have given away a record amount. My thanks go to everybody who put cash in our collection tins, and to the members of Kinver Rotary Club who again brought pre-Christmas joy to many, many people.”

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Fully Licensed Open daily 6:00pm till late Tented Decor Like eating in a sultan’s tent Fully Airconditioned We cater for functions Friendly Atmosphere Attention to detail Fine Indian cuisine English dishes too

SUNDAY & THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIALS ENJOY A MEAL

ONLY £11.95 PER PERSON

PA PA D U M & C H U T N E Y S A N Y S TA R T E R * A N Y M A I N M E A L* AN Y RI CE OR N AN

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(with dishes that don’t include rice or nan)

A C U P O F T E A O R C O F F EE

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

DINE IN SAVE £5 Present this voucher to get £5 off when 2 people dine in on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday Evening. Voucher valid until 31.05.19 Not available in conjunction with any other offer or on special days. Photo copies not accepted. One voucher per two people only.

7-8 Albion Parade Wall Heath

Tel: 01384 401122

www.alamrestaurant.co.uk / Email: bookings@alamrestaurant.co.uk Free parking at front & rear of Alam International

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INTERIOR & EXTERIOR

WINDOW CLEANING SERVICE

iClean

IClean provide a professional cleaning service, ensuring that your windows will sparkle. • INTERIOR / EXTERIOR WINDOWS • CONSERVATORIES • GLASS ROOFS

CONTACT ICLEAN FOR A FREE, NO OBLIGATION QUOTATION DOMESTIC AND COMMERCIAL

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WE COVER ALL LOCAL AREAS - PLEASE CALL MATT

01384 594373 or M:07703 811344

E: icleanservice@yahoo.com l www.icleanservice.co.uk

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MODERN MOTOR GARAGE IN KINGSWINFORD

FOR ALL MAKES OF CARS AND LIGHT COMMERCIALS

One-stop shop for all your motoring needs from general repairs and servicing to more sophis)cated engine diagnos)cs and other specialist services.

MOT’S SERVICE REPAIRS ENGINE DIAGNOSTICS 





CLASS 7 TESTING CENTRE FOR

LIGHT COMMERCIALS VANS MOTORBIKES QUADS 

BOOK YOUR MOT ON LINE





CALL STALLINGS LANE MOTORS LTD ON

01384 279604 or 01384 401661 LOCAL COLLECTION & DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE

www.stallingslanemotors.co.uk

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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

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Fire, Police, Ambulance 999 or 112

EMERGENCY SERVICES Police non emergency 101

Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

Social Services Emegency Team 0300 555 8574 Gas Emergency 0800 111 999

Water Emergency Severn Trent 0800 783 4444 Floodline 0345 988 1188 Ambulance 999

HEALTH

NHS Direct 111

Dental Emergency NHS Direct 111

Russells Hall Hospital 01384 456111 Corbett Hospital 01384 456111

New Cross Hospital 01902 307999 Dudley MBC 0300 555 2345

OTHER KEY SERVICES

South Staffordshire Council 01902 696000 Citizens Advice Bureau 03444 111 444

•OUTBUILDING CONVERSIONS

REFERENCES AVAILABLE

USEFUL NUMBERS

01384 825 457 or 07946 396 845

Childline 0800 1111

NSPCC 0808 800 5000

If you think a child is in immediate danger Don't delay – call the police on 999 Samaritans 116 123

National Domestic Violence Helpline 24hr Freephone 0808 2000 247

Victim Support (Male) Helpline 0808 801 0327 The Silver Line helpline for older people 0800 4 70 80 90

RSPCA 0300 123 4999

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AWARD WINNING VEHICLE TECHNICIANS

G& J STARKEY LTD FAMILY RUN BUSINESS - ESTABLISHED FOR OVER 40 YEARS 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!

We provide a Courtesy Car on request

VOSA Approved MOT Testing Station | Diesels & Petrols | 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

2013, 2014 & 2015 WINNERS - 2016 RUNNERS UP OF

‘THE BEST CUSTOMER FEEDBACK AWARD’ 2235 feedbacks and counting

For over 3 years now we have won The Good Garage Scheme Award for having the most positive member feedbacks. Simply enter our postcode DY9 8EL and our name and you will see the feedback from our happy customers.

That many customer feedbacks can’t be wrong!

01384 894772

www.gandjstarkey.co.uk

Unit 3 | Old Forge Trading Estate Dudley Road | Lye | Stourbridge | DY9 8EL

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21 MAY - 15 JUNE THIS CENTRE IS OFSTED REGISTERED

Book now!

Kingswinford Study Centre 01384 908047 Come along to our open event on Saturday 18 May at The Bungalow Crestwood School, Bromley Lane, Kingswinford DY6 8QG from 12.30pm-2.00pm. Developing ability for 60 years Terms and conditions apply. Fees vary. Participating study centres only. Please refer to your local study centre. Subject to availability.

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