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CONTENTS

THE VILLAGER MAGAZINE PAGE

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10 FASHION

Tis the season for dressing up.

14 COMPUTERS

You recycle it - we buy it - we sell it

22 TRAVEL

Local agent celebrates top satisfaction score

24 MONEY WISE

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Do you know the value of your pension pot?

26 COMPETITION

Find the lost Scout Elves to win gift vouchers

30 EVENTS

Wordsley History Society

contact us

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Web: villagermagazine.co.uk

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, Kingswinford, Kinver, Himley, Stourton, Swindon, Wall Heath, Wollaston and 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.


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In this edition you will find our festive competition to win gift vouchers plus bargain shopping and of course top quality tradesmen to call upon should you need them.

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for your Home or Offices


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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.

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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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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.”

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For your safety and reassurance Ballard Electricians are

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Tis the season for dressing up at Shipley has welcomed a new trendy children’s shop in a little cabin at Garden Village.

Designer Minor Kidz was founded by Joanne Borday in the early 90’s in Miami USA with the help of Janis Hobbs. Janis who was originally from the UK decided to return and raise her daughter Amy in England. So it was only this year that Janis found time to fulfil her ambition to revive Designer Minor Kidz and set up a trendy Children’s shop once more, this time a little closer to home in a little cabin at Garden Village in Shipley.

Having been open for only a month Designer Minor Kidz is filled with the best selection of stylish kid’s clothes, fashion items and accessories you will find, along with books, unique gifts and toys. Stock is from all over the world and includes names such as; Little Green Radicals, Domino Girl, Carraigdonn Irish Knitwear, Lilly & Sid, Little Shrimp, Disney, Bollywood Xmas and SUKI Bears plus many more. There is also a range of handmade items with custom requests available too.

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Also available and not to be missed for the festive season are hand-painted baubles from India, Christmas outfits with sparkle, Fairy Wings and you can even pick up a copy of ‘Mog’s Christmas Calamity’ a must for every Christmas stocking. Designer Minor Kidz is a child friendly fairy lit cabin full of wonderfully special things, located at the Garden Village, Shipley. Open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm make sure you find time to visit.

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YOU RECYCLE IT WE BUY IT - WE SELL IT

Hopefully Santa will bring you some new tech, which may mean you are thinking of disposing or selling your used computer or laptop?

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from PCProblems?

Recycling your IT equipment isn't always as easy as you think, what happens to all your private information, login passwords, letters etc. when you dispose of it?

Buying and selling pre-owned IT is large part of our business, we sell lots of used computers and laptops every month. You can make a few £’s by selling it to us.

BY MIKE BROOKS

What happens to it next? If the item has some re-sale value, the hard drive is data wiped, the unit is cleaned inside and out, and a new fresh installation of Windows is installed ready for the new owner to use and enjoy. However, if the unit is too old or beyond repair then internal components are assessed to see if they can be re-used. If any components can be re-used they will be sold at a vastly reduced price to customers who cannot afford new parts, which we will warrant for 30 days. Anything that cannot be reused is dismantled down to its individual component parts and sent to a professional recycling company. We always have a stock of used computers, laptops, LCD screens and parts for sale, all professionally refurbished in-house. IT doesn’t have to cost you a fortune; used IT equipment can offer real value. For example, a new £400 laptop will depreciate at around £150 per year, so in 3 years it has no value. A used £150 laptop that lasts say 3 years will only cost you £50 per year.

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FOOTCARE Foot Health Practitioners

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

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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

  

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

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Studio 524 Beauty Nails Holistics

ÄÉäx 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

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We look forward to welcoming you at Studio 524. Visit our website to view our fabulous selection of treatments all of which can be tailored to suit.

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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.

Open Tuesday to Saturday – 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

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

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Chenevare Beauty would like to wish everyone a ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR’ A big thank you to all clients for your support and valued custom in 2015.

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Local agent

celebrates TOP

customer satisfaction score

Kingwswinford based travel agent Julie Crumpton, your local travel expert, is celebrating after she scored an overwhelming 100% in the company’s customer satisfaction survey in her first year of business.

Julie is one of over 1,100 professional Travel Counsellors located throughout the UK and overseas, running their own home based travel business as part of the award winning independent travel agency, Travel Counsellors.

In the survey Julie’s customers are asked just one question – how likely they would be to recommend her services to their friends and colleagues, responding with a score of between one to ten. It is clear from Julie’s impressive overall score of 100% that her dedication to going that extra mile for customers is a proven success. “The fact that my customers want to recommend my services to their friends and colleagues confirms to me that I am doing things right,” says Julie, who has 27 years’ experience in the travel industry. “I am thrilled with my score. It is very rewarding and it’s a great feeling to know that my customers are happy.”

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Working from home using the company’s award-winning technology allows Julie to be available at the time that is most convenient to the customer – including during the evenings and at weekends, providing a unique personal customer service to each and every customer. You will often find Julie in the local coffee shops in Kingswinford and Wombourne, with her laptop chatting to her customers. She is also happy to visit customers in their own homes, especially for those less able to get out and about, or who want her to talk to the whole family or group. Julie adds; “My business is based on customer recommendation so it is very satisfying to know how highly my customers rate me. Providing my customers with the best possible service always comes first and that is what makes my business a success.” Julie can offer all types of holidays tailored to suit individuals needs and this year she has helped lots of customers arrange special trips to celebrate their birthdays and anniversaries as well as romantic honeymoons and overseas weddings. Julie is also the chair of the PTA at her 7 year old daughter’s school in Kingswinford. “Working from home gives me the flexibility to be help out at the school and organise events to raise money for the children, which I love” said Julie. She has helped raise over £10,000 in the last two years and is currently specialising in school trips to be able to give personal service to support the local schools in organising their educational trips for the children. For more information or to discuss your future travel plans please contact Julie Crumpton on 01384 468660 or email julie.crumpton@travelcounsellors.com or visit www.travelcounsellors.co.uk/julie.crumpton to read Julies customers testimonials.

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RELAX With the promise that all your holiday plans are in the safest possible hands.

At Travel Counsellors we’re all about you. Your individual needs, wants and desires. Your aspirations and dreams. So if you’re looking for a holiday to remember and a personal, caring service that you won’t mOE BOZXIFSF FMTF DPOUBDU NF  ZPVS MPDBM 5SBWFM $PVOTFMMPS  OPX

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Time to

Care

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Do you know the value of your PENSION POT?

The new pension freedoms place even greater responsibility on individuals to take control of their own finances. In March 2014, George Osborne announced an unprecedented liberalisation in the way people can spend their accumulated pension savings.

Yet despite the most radical changes in a generation recent research (conducted by Retirement Advantage) found that one in four people aged over 50 don’t know the value of their accumulated pension savings.

We recommend that if you don’t know the size of your pension pot, you should speak to your pension provider and get a statement. Forewarned is forearmed. Taking control and knowing what you have can help you plan to make your savings work harder for you in retirement. The new pension freedoms place a huge amount of responsibility on people to manage their own financial affairs, who will make choices which will impact their standard of living in retirement. This is not something that people can be complacent about, so if you have any doubt, seek proper independent financial advice before making any decisions. The JPA team would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.

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

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

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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FIND THE LOST SCOUT ELVES Find Carol, Noel, Wish and Star for your chance to win one of 4 prizes

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EVERY YEAR SANTA’S SCOUT ELVES help Santa manage his naughty and nice lists by reporting back to him at the North Pole, but sometimes elf mischief takes place usually involving mince pies and too much mulled wine! The Scout Elves are missing so help us find them so they don’t miss their ride back to the North Pole. For your chance to win a voucher to spend with one of the Villager Magazine advertisers find the four scout elves hiding somewhere in the adverts. Don’t forget to choose and include the advertiser you would like to spend your voucher with along with where you found the Scout Elves.

Post your entry to: I’ve found the Scout Elves! 1 Greystoke Drive, Kingswinford, West Midlands DY6 8DX or enter by email: thevillagermag@yahoo.co.uk or you can enter online at www.villagermagazine.co.uk

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ALAM INTERNATIONAL

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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 30.01.16 Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Photo copies not accepted. One voucher per two people only.

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Add a little sparkle this Christmas! Give new life to old kitchens.

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

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WORDSLEY HISTORY SOCIETY

Jan. 14th MILLS & TALL CHIMNEYS Melvyn Thompson returns to give an illustrated talk on Kidderminster's rich heritage, including a slide tour of a carpet factory at work and some unique historic pictures of the industry. Feb. 11th UNDER THE AUCTIONEER'S GAVEL Mark Hannon gives a talk about the work involved in organising Fielding's monthly sales, with particular reference to coins, artefacts and pottery. Items welcome for valuation. Mar. 10th WHISKERS ON KITTENS Graham Fisher gives an illustrated talk based on his most recent book regarding the Stourbridge glass industry, detailing his favourite aspects of this local industry. Apr. 14th ZEPPLIN NIGHT OF TERROR Discover what really happened over the Black Country on 31st February 1916. Ian Bott reveals all. Talks take place on the second Thursday in the month at 7.30pm in the Community Centre, Wordsley Green. New members welcome, also visitors at a cost of £2 including light refreshments.

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