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THE VILLAGER MAGAZINE Welcome to the Villager Magazine. Put your feet up, relax and enjoy a good read. he front cover of this issue features famous Classical Guitarist Michael Christian Durrant from Kinver.

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April 2019

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Michael Christian Durrant Famous Classical Guitarist HIMLEY l KINGSWINFORD l KINVER l SWINDON l WALL HEATH l WOLLASTON l WORDSLEY

Also in this issue; JPA tell you how to side step retirement remorse, Martin Blow talks about plant names, take a look to see if you share your name with a wonderful bloom and you can

win a 60 minute luxury facial at Studio 524, Beauty, Bliss & Beyond. The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Bike4Life ride out and festival is back for 2019, a great day out for all the family so turn to page 26 to find out more. 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. Happy reading!

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“A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME....” by Martin Blow of Special Perennials Why do we name plants? Moreover, why do we so often name plants after people? Sometimes it is to honour, remember or commemorate someone we love or respect. Sometimes (say it quietly) it’s pure commercialism: girl’s names sell plants. Which Achillea would you go for sight unseen: “Walther Funke” or “Pretty Belinda”! Sometimes this goes too far and an established plant like Hesperantha “Wilfred H. Bryant” gets renamed to “Pink Princess” to kickstart sales.

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We used to have Violas “Martin” and “Janet” growing happily next to each other but unfortunately “Janet” didn’t stand the pace – nothing like the real world I must add! Looking through our list of nursery stock and plants in our garden we have a veritable choir of girls and boys to choose from, but I would say there’s room for some flowers with more modern names in the list. Here’s a few of my favourites – I hope the descriptions do justice to the names! Elegant is the word for Veronicastrum “Erica”: she is tall, upright and clothed with spires of pink flowers. Whereas mischievous is the nicest word I can find to describe the rampantly invasive Helianthus “Miss Melish”.

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Famous Classical Guitarist to perform in Kinver

aybe it’s the unmistakable romance of the classical guitar… maybe it’s the drama and colours of Spain that are so often evoked in the music… or maybe it’s just the beauty of the tone a nylonstring instrument produces… Whatever it is that makes us love it so much, the sound of a classical guitar is one that always inspires romance, and the music of this instrument continues to gain popularity with audiences across the world.

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Building upon the foundations laid down by legends of the instrument such as Andrés Segovia, Julian Bream and John Williams, there is a new group of young classical guitarists who continue to make waves across the UK. One of these players, acknowledged as “A forerunner in the new generation of classical guitarists” ( (BBC Radio 3) and a graduate of the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London, is Michael Christian Durrant. Having grown up in Kinver, Michael studied classical guitar as a private student of Maestro Carlos Bonell at the RCM before being awarded a full scholarship to study as a postgraduate student at the College. Michael will be returning to Kinver on Saturday 4th May 2019 for a special evening recital in the beautiful setting of St. Peter’s Church with a programme of music including pieces by Claude Debussy, Joaquín Rodrigo and Isaac Albéniz. Don’t miss this chance to experience the romance, drama and beauty of the classical guitar performed by one of the UK’s favourite rising stars of the instrument.

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HOW TO SIDE-STEP RETIREMENT REMORSE by JPA Financial Services Ltd The good news is that most pensioners thoroughly enjoy the freedom that retirement brings. They can pursue their hobbies, take more holidays and spend more time with their family and friends. When people have regrets, it’s often to do with the way they planned for their retirement and the decisions they did or didn’t take about their finances whilst there was still time.

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The personal allowance will increase from £11850 to £12500 in April 2019, a year earlier than originally planned. The threshold for paying higher rate tax will also rise from £46350 to £50000 in 2019-20. The annual ISA limit of £20000 remains unchanged for 2019-20. If you are not getting value for money, then it’s time to talk to us for professional advice.

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

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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 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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WRIGHT BEAUTY AND WELLNESS PRESENTS

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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 24

01384 710200

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School r e stops ovr, Easte learning doesn’t have to Kumon’s maths and English study programmes work throughout the year to ensure your child is constantly learning and developing their ability. Contact your local Instructor for a free assessment. Kingswinford Study Centre 01384 908047 This centre is Ofsted Registered. Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4pm-6pm and Saturdays between 10.30am-1pm at Crestwood School. kumon.co.uk Fees vary. Please refer to your local study centre.

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CHENEVARE BEAUTY

NEW... AGE-CORRECTING AND LIFTING FACIAL Now available at Chenevare Beauty - Age-correcting and lifting facial delivering effective and immediate results to the face and neck. See a noticeable reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and sagging skin.

• Immediately tones, firms and tightens sagging skin

• Refines pores, exfoliates and perfects skin tone

• Softens and smooths the facial lines and wrinkles

• Dissolves dead skin cells and removes impurities • Delivers intense long-term results

The facial that delivers on-going cumulative benefits with regular treatments.

1 x 45 minute treatment £25.00 Course of 5 x 45 minute treatment £112.50 Course of 10 x 45 minute treatment £200.00

BOOK NOW Your skin will look more lifted, vibrant and revitalised!

Find Chenevare Beauty at 48a High Street, Kinver DY7 6HE

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MIDLANDS AIR AMBULANCE CHARITY'S

BIKE4LIFE RIDE OUT AND FESTIVAL SUNDAY 28TH APRIL 2019 Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival is one of the biggest biker events in the country, attracting nearly 10,000 bikers. Starting from Meole Brace in Shrewsbury, the Ride Out takes you on a 23 mile route to RAF Cosford. ormer World Superbike Champion Neil Hodgson and twelve times FIM Trial World Champion Dougie Lampkin, will be leading the Bike4Life Ride Out, alongside fellow former World Superbike champion, Carl Fogarty and motorcycle and truck racing legend, Steve Parrish.

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The biking legends will each be riding a CCM Spitfire motorcycle to take part in the 23-mile Ride Out, to raise funds for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. Last year, £87,770 was raised at Bike4Life, funding 35 lifesaving missions. Neil, BT Sport MotoGP presenter and two time British Superbike Champion, said: “I’m really looking forward to taking part in my first ever Bike4Life, and can’t wait to see what the event is all about. It has a huge national following, and it’s going to be fantastic to get involved and help raise money for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.” Dougie, who was recently announced as Bike4Life partner CCM Motorcycles’ new brand ambassador, said: “This event is not only for a fantastic cause, but also is an opportunity for so many motorcycle lovers to come together for a day dedicated to biking. I’m so excited to get involved in what looks to be a great event.”

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Jo Bailey, events and area fundraising manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: “This year we’ve got some brilliant new faces appearing at Bike4Life, and we’re so pleased to have superbike champion Neil Hodgson and trial champion Dougie Lampkin involved. “Sadly, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity airlifts a biker every four days on average, so this event is not only a way for us to raise funds, but also raises awareness of biker safety.” “Places in the Ride Out are limited to 3,500, so we’re urging people to secure their place ASAP to avoid disappointment.” If you’re not taking part in the Ride Out, you can join the Festival from 10am and view the convoy of bikes entering the Festival from midday. A food Festival, trade stands featuring biker merchandise and live bands will entertain you throughout the day. Book now: www.bike4lifefest Follow Bike4Life on social media for updates.

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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

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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

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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.

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CALL STALLINGS LANE MOTORS LTD ON

01384 279604 or 01384 401661 LOCAL COLLECTION & DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE

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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

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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

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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

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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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