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VILLAGER

villagermagazine.co.uk

JUNE 2017

Bobbington l Himley l Kingswinford l Kinver l Stourton l Swindon l Wall Heath l Wordsley


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Independently published and delivered free to local homes and businesses. 'The aim of the magazine is to help local businesses grow and make local people aware of what is on their doorstep'

INSIDE THIS MONTH

LOCAL BUSINESS

6 Mobile repair saves drivers £££’s

8 Enjoy your conservatory all year round 11 Reliable local handyman 18 Boiler servicing just £39

LOCAL NEWS

14 Antiques Road Show at Museum 22 Get fit sizzling summer offer

28 Double delight for plant lovers

COMPETITION

12 Win a Hot Stone Massage at Studio 524

PET CARE

16 Worms

MONEY WISE

20 How to select your Independent FA

GARDENING

24 Pretty in pink

CONTACT THE VILLAGER MAGAZINE

BY PHONE: 07726 790233 BY EMAIL: thevillagermag@yahoo.co.uk

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 effort is made to ensure accuracy, the publisher accepts no responsibility for omissions or errors within The Villager Magazine, or competence of any business or statement made by any contributor. Before entering into any expense or commitment readers must check facts for themselves.

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Insurance work undertaken ...and much more

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KINGSWINFORD BLINDS

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

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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.

A good honest service at an affordable price!

For a FREE no obligation quote please call

Amy 07966 087748 or 01384 298796

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Making houses into ‘Beautiful Homes’

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• ALL TYPES OF BUILDING WORK UNDERTAKEN • EXTENSIONS • REFURBISHMENTS • ORANGERIES • CONSERVATORIES • KITCHENS • NEW BUILDS 19 YEARS EXPERIENCE

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For a free quote or advice please call Stuart Porter

07968 951733 or 01384 620099

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Has Your Double Has Your Double Glazing SteamedUp? Up? Glazing Steamed Established for over a decade Cloudy2Clear windows have become a leading company for glass replacement. replacement. Issues with double glazing can often be gradual and may only be noticed during a clear sunny day or winter.. A during the winter failed glass unit may no longer provide provide you protection with the pr otection you need or be energy HIÀFLHQW:K\QRW HIÀFLHQW :K\QRW spend a few minutes checking your home to see if you have any failed double glazing? If you act now you can problems. avoid these pr oblems. Now Now,, you may think you need to replace the whole window

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experience Cloudy2Clear have a wealth of knowledge and are recognised as a Which Trusted Trader, T rusted T Trader rader, plus our work is backed by an industry leading 25 year guarantee guarantee.. Cloudy2Clear also replace faulty locks handles and hinges on all windows and doors. Your friendly local Your Cloudy2Clear specialist is Brian Stanley and he services Kingswinford, Kinver Wombourne, Wombourne, Dudley Stourbridge & surrounding areas areas.. So, if your windows are steamed up, broken or damaged give Brian a call for a free quotation on 0800 61 21 1 18. 118.

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Mobile repair saves drivers ££££’s

20% Discount with this advert

Based in Kingswinford Body Magic is a specialist cosmetic repair business, owned and run by Graham.

“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 Small Medium Area Repair Techniques

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

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

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Graham has over 20 years experience in the automotive body repair industry, having worked for one of the largest automotive companies in the UK and also for a national body repair company. Body Magic offers a friendly, professional service and excellent value for money! Owner of Body Magic Graham said

“Body Magic is an entirely mobile service, so repairs can be carried out at home or your place of work.

We only use the highest quality materials and technology, using water based paints to ensure a professional finish without the harmful effects to human health and the environment.

All repairs are fully guaranteed, with full Public Liability Insurance. We cover all local areas so just call to arrange your FREE quotation, with no obligation.”

If you are due to return a leased or financed vehicle and do not want to be stung with excessive repair costs from your car company, or if you just want to give your vehicle a facelift, please call Graham on 07782481947.

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Your local experts

Tel: 01384 594791 For a FREE no-obligation site visit please call Jay Moule

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ENJOY YOUR CONSERVATORY ALL YEAR ROUND

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

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

Underfloor heating - 50 year guarantee

Fast & effective central heating system flushing with free magna filter Landlord Safety Certificates and Maintenance Emergency Repairs Undertaken

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For a free quote or advice call Richard

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A conservatory can be an expensive extension to your home so it makes sense that it should be usable at any time of the year but often this is not the case.

Problems can arise with overheating in the warm summer months and feeling too cold and uninviting in winter.

CRI West Midlands are tackling this problem by installing roof insulation and full internal and external roof upgrades that not only totally transform the appearance of your conservatory but give it full usability any time, in any weather.

CRI West Midlands is a family run business; owner Brian told the Villager “Our conservatory roof insulation system dramatically improves the usability of conservatories without any alteration to your existing conservatory roof. Our pricing is very competitive and is often far more realistic than other companies using similar methods. We have over 30 years’ experience in the conservatory building industry so customers can feel assured that all work carried out will be of the highest standard.� For a free no obligation quote or to find out more call 07941 042047 or visit www.criwestmidlands.co.uk

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Is your CONSERVATORY

too HOT in Summer or too COLD in Winter? HERE S THE SOLUTION transform your conservatory

into a FABULOUS NEW ROOM

Transform your conservatory into a fabulous new room with a fully insulated light weight tiled roof. Easily fitted to any style conservatory using the existing roof structure, which means huge savings against a full roof replacement offered by other companies for the same end result. No planning permission needed and work is usually completed within three days. Lighting options e.g. Spot lights are included.

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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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RELIABLE LOCAL HANDYMEN

RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS in the West Midlands are pioneers in an ambitious national network of highly vetted handymen launched by ’Trust in Blue’.

Helping to combat the ongoing problem of cowboy builders and dodgy tradespeople, local retired police officers with a passion for home maintenance are taking up tools to provide peace of mind to local residents and businesses. Typically police officers retire after 30 years service and a huge number are still eager to continue playing an active and productive role in their communities. All handymen prove themselves capable and experienced in home maintenance works before joining the agency and carry recent CRB Checks. Managing Director, Nick Orde-Powlett, hopes that the company’s rigorous selection process will bring security and peace of mind to people in the area:

“Our vetting process is second to none. All of our handymen are friendly retired police officers with many years working in the community under their belt – they understand peoples’ concerns and fears better than anyone else and they genuinely care.“

Trust in Blue Handyman Jim states: “I have always had a keen interest in home maintenance and now I have the opportunity to spread the skills I have developed for the benefit of the local community”

Roy Bishop has used the service: “The service I received was extremely good. The handyman was very punctual, fast working and polite. I would recommend him to anyone.” You can book a free quote online at www.trustinblue.com or by calling Freephone 0800 255 0 255

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Time to

Care

WIN

WITH STUDIO 524

Poviding a professional, caring and friendly service for the elderley

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

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

  

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Call now for a quick and easy appointment anytime

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Win a Hot Stone Massage at Studio 524 with Beauty Therapist ‘Devon’ Studio 524 is offering a fabulous Hot Stone Massage for one lucky reader to enjoy.

Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands. The powerful energies of the heat retaining stones, chakra balancing and massage techniques promote a deeply meditative and sedative effect. To be entered into the prize draw correctly name 2 other types of massage that are available at Studio 524. Answers on a post card to: Hot Stone Massage Competition Studio 524 524 High Street, Kingswinford, West Midlands DY6 8AW. Closing date for entries 30.06.17

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Studio 524 & Beauty, Bliss & Beyond We offer a wide range of beauty treatments all of which can be tailored to suit using the most up to date equipment and high quality products to produce the most effective results.

Facials Deluxe facial £40.00 Microdermabrasion Facial £30.00 -£45 Microcurrent Facial £40 Microcurrent Eye Treatment £30 Express Facial £18.50 Essential Facial £26.00 Eastern Facial £30.00 Aromatherapy Facial £30.00

Massage

Hot Stone Massage HALF PRICE during May 2017 when you book your appointment with Beauty Therapist Devon

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Swedish Body Massage Full Body Massage (1 hour) £27.50 Back Massage (20 minutes) £16.00 Back, Neck & Shoulders (30 minutes) £18.50 Hot Stones / Bamboo Massage Full Body (1 hour 15 minutes) £40.00 Back Massage (20 minutes) £22.00 Back, Neck & Shoulders (30 minutes) £25.00 Aromatherapy Massage Full Body Massage (1 hour 15 mins) £38.00 Back Massage (20 mins) £20.00 Back, Neck & Shoulders (30 mins) £23.00 Indian Head Massage Head Massage Without oil (40 minutes) £23.50 With Pre-blended oils (50 minutes) £25.00 Hydrotherm Massage - call for details

Book now: 01384 865126 524 High Street, Kingswinford DY6 8AW

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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

COMES TO BLACK COUNTRY LIVING MUSEUM

BBC One’s ever-popular Sunday evening programme Antiques Roadshow comes to Black Country Living Museum on Wed 21 Jun.

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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 14

01384 710200

For more information please call

Many of Britain’s leading antiques and fine arts specialists will be on hand to offer free advice and valuations to visitors, who are invited to raid their attics and bring along their family heirlooms, household treasures and car-boot sale bargains for inspection by the experts. Antiques Roadshow will be ‘taking over’ Black Country Living Museum from 9.30am until 4.30pm on the day.

Entry to the show is free and no tickets or pre-registration is required.

Visitors are welcome to just turn up on the day, but if you have an item with a particularly unusual story attached, or perhaps an interesting collection, or large items of furniture, you can let the Antiques Roadshow team know via their website or write to Antiques Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR. Normal Museum activities will not be taking place on this day.

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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 

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This month’s Pet care topic is one that every pet owner should know about

WORMS! Symptoms,

treatment & prevention

Unfortunately most owners think that they don't need to worm their animals as they have never seen a worm in their dog's faeces or their pets have no symptoms. Owners also believe that if they worm their dog once every few years and the dog doesn't go far... there is no point in doing so on a regular basis. They could not be more wrong! Parasites are everywhere, spread by soil, grass, wildlife and other dogs. The most common intestinal parasites like tapeworm or roundworm can also aect human health, it is important to keep these infestations under control.

In fact we all have to remember that a worming tablet does not work like a flea treatment and it does not provide protection for a specific time. Worming tablets (reliable brands recommended by your vet, containing mainly praziquantel, fenbendazole or milbemycin) have to be chosen wisely. It has to be good quality, not the supermarket brands that do not work. We are also sorry to disappoint you, but herbal remedies do not work for these infestations and an infested dog or cat may have no symptoms at all.

We also have to remember that worming has to be done on a regular basis. A worming tablet is going to kill parasites in the gastrointestinal tract when it is going through it, but it will not maintain the effect afterwards. If the dog swallowed a parasite egg 2 days later - it will shortly be infested all over again. This is why worming our companions on a regular basis will protect our human health, especially if there are any children in the household.

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ROUNDWORMS

The most important is Toxocara canis. This parasite looks like a long, whitish string and can be noticed in faeces (we would like to stress that absence of parasites in the faeces does not mean parasite free).

During its growth phase Toxocara eggs change into a larvae, repeated multiple times at different stages of its growth. The larvae travel through intestines, internal organs, liver or nervous system, eg. brain or eyes and lungs back to the intestines to mature into an adult form.

This is why affected puppies and humans may suffer from respiratory problems, cough or have stomach ache. Puppies also may show weight loss, dull hair coat, diarrhoea, anaemia, some become pot-bellied and may even die. In humans each year an eye clinic in London reports between 50-70 cases of ocular

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PET CARE

TAPEWORMS

Most common of all is Dipylidium caninum and this parasite is spread by fleas.

Tapeworms can be very short or very long. Their segments are full of thousands of eggs, frequently found in faeces and around the anus stuck to the fur. Initially segments resemble a rice grain, eventually it becomes dry and yellowish and the segment breaks releasing eggs to the environment. Affected dogs may have abdominal problems, intestinal blockage, anal gland problems, diarrhoea, scooting and poor growth. Risk of this parasite to people is low.

By Vets

Monika and Lisa

problems caused by Toxocara leading to blindness. They can also affect the brain if they get stuck and lost there during their journey through the body of the host. It can cause neurological symptoms, fever, fatigue and coughing, wheezing and abdominal pain.

HOW TO PREVENT?

•Worm pregnant bitches throughout pregnancy as most of the puppies are infested with Toxocara canis from their mother. •Worm puppies at 4 , 6, 8, 10 and 12 weeks of age and then once a month until 6 months old and then every 3 months. •Make sure you clear up after your pet •Wash your hands, maintain good hygiene after playing with animals or after any outdoor activities, especially before handling food, make sure children are not left with puppies alone. •Do not let your dog foul areas such as playgrounds.

But we must remember about other tapeworm species - Taenia species and Echinococcus species. Echinococcus is a risk to human health and may cause hydatidosis (tapeworm cysts in the liver and spreading to other organs can cause death). Echinococcus infestations are in particular common when frequent contact with grazing sheep or when dogs are fed uncooked meat.

HOW TO PREVENT?

•Control fleas on your pet, and in their indoor and outdoor environments. •Have your veterinarian treat your pets promptly if they have tapeworms. •Clean up after your pet, especially in playgrounds and public parks. •Do not allow children to play in areas that are soiled with pet- or other animal feces. •Teach children to always wash their hands after playing with dogs and cats, and after playing outdoors. If you have any concerns about a pet, you should always contact your vet.

Written by Monika Mirando DVM MRCVS and Lisa Apted BScHons BA VetMB MRCVS Veterinary Surgeons at Connaught House Vets.

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WEST MIDLANDS has the worst record for dangerous gas appliances according to Gas Safe Register website THE GAS SAFE REGISTER has inspected 142,000 homes in the past 5 years and found dangerous gas appliances in one in six homes. These have led to 6 deaths and 300 injuries in the past year alone. It is however the West Midlands that has the worst record for dangerous gas appliances. The Gas Safe Register found one in four homes in the West Midlands had unsafe gas appliances. "More than 5.5 million people in the UK are putting their health and finances at risk by not getting their gas appliances safety checked each year" Gas Safe Register website

Local Firm offers Boiler Servicing for just £39 !!!

KINGSWINFORD BASED GAS FIRST is part of CTSGROUP (Gas Safe No 229998) and will service all makes of boiler for an all inclusive £39. Local Gas First engineer Martin explains "Our offer is genuine, we do not add anything on, we do not look for other work or try to sell other services, everyone pays £39." The Gas First boiler service normally takes one hour, but if it takes longer, don't worry, you will still be charged £39. Martin adds "Too many offers have catches, some quote a price ‘from’ or say terms and conditions apply and surprise surprise you have to pay more. We don't operate that way, our boiler service is £39."

So what do you get for £39?

You get a fully qualified gas safe engineer to call and service your boiler. The exact servicing procedure will vary depending on the make and model of your boiler. The engineer will use the latest combustion testing equipment and ensure that your boiler is operating both safely and efficiently. You will receive a verbal report about the general condition of your boiler which will include how it is operating now and whether there are any faults or any parts showing wear. In addition to the verbal report you will be given a gas safety certificate and the engineer will complete any service or warranty records. This all takes about one hour. Having your boiler serviced annually is not just about safety Martin explains; "A well serviced boiler will run more efficiently which will be reflected in your gas consumption, so it will actually save money. "

If you would like to book a boiler service, you can do so by phoning Gas First on 01384 732692 or 07783 461716 or you can book online at gasfirst.net.

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By JPA

HOW TO SELECT YOUR

INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVISER

FINDING THE RIGHT independent financial adviser for you is important. You don’t want to engage an adviser only to later feel as though you want to make a change. Getting the right person from the start will save you both emotionally and financially. There are two areas of ‘fit’ that are essential for having a long-term, successful relationship with an adviser:

INVESTMENT PHILOSOPHY

There are many different philosophies and methods of managing investments and providing financial advice. You want to find an adviser that shares your investment philosophy and thinks about investing and markets the same way that you do. Of course, you want your adviser to have – and can articulate well – a clear set of investment beliefs and methods. If the adviser does not have a clearly defined view or cannot communicate it well, you should look for a different adviser.

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PERSONAL CONNECTION & TRUST

You will be establishing a close working relationship with your adviser – sharing important personal information (both financial and emotional) about yourself and your family. To do the job best, your adviser needs to know you well. In addition to the financial facts, the adviser needs to understand your feelings about money, and your dreams and aspirations for the future. Do not engage an adviser you don’t feel comfortable sharing this information with.

If you are not getting value for money, then it’s time to talk to us for professional advice.

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT JPA?

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

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I.C.B SERVICES 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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GET FIT

SIZZLING SUMMER SAVER £50 OFF TOOTH WHITENING JUST MENTION THIS ADVERT

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People can get fit and active ready for the summer with a special offer at Dudley borough leisure centres.

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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

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The offer is available throughout June 2017 and gives people aged 16 and over unlimited access to swimming, Lifestyles gyms, fitness classes, badminton and squash courts (off peak), plus use of the running track at the Dell Stadium, all for only £20.17 per month until 31 October 2017.

New members will have the luxury of accessing over one hundred fitness classes, and will also receive a comprehensive gym induction to help them achieve their fitness goals. The Options Lifestyle membership is accepted at Crystal, Dudley and Halesowen leisure centres.

Helen Martin, Chief Officer for Regeneration & Enterprise, said the following:

“This is a brilliant deal that allows people to get active and partake in a wide range of activities. There is also a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and make friends.

“We want to encourage fitness and regular exercise in our borough and this deal is one of the many ways we are making it easier for our residents to do just that.”

To read the terms and conditions of the offer visit www.dudley.gov.uk/sport or call 01384 812800 for more information.

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Pretty in Pink MY GARDEN is so often full of the blazing hot colours of my helenium collection that at times it’s lovely to sit and relax surrounded by softer, calmer coloured flowers and what is more calming than pink.

There are so many shades of pink flower to choose, from the palest blush through to luxurious lipstick pink. Pink is an easy colour to combine – just avoid orange unless you like jarring clashes. Here are some of my summertime favourite pink flowers. For early summer the pink drumsticks of the bistort (Persicaria bistorta Superba) are easy to grow in most soil types and look great paired with violet cranesbills. Later in the summer another Persicaria, Rosea, puts on a stunning show of tall stems covered with pale pink flowers over many months. Veronica Pink Damask creates a similar effect but on a far smaller scale.

Another plant with upright stems and pink flowers is Lobelia Compton Pink. These perennial lobelias are nothing like the halfhardy bedding plants and they come back year after year to grace a sunny spot in the garden.

There are many lovely pink hardy geraniums to choose from. The low growing, sun loving “Elke” and “Striatum” are particularly tough and make a lovely edging against a patio or path. “Sherwood” is taller and has intriguing, rolled up petals. Scent in the garden is very important and the border pink “Devon Wizard” has a spellbinding fragrance and bold, bright flowers that are also great for cutting. If you keep him deadheaded he will weave his magic right to the end of autumn.

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Gardening

written by Martin Blow

Scent in the garden is very important and the border pink “Devon Wizard” has a spellbinding fragrance and bold, bright flowers that are also great for cutting. If you keep him deadheaded he will weave his magic right to the end of autumn.

For a moist or even wet soil, perhaps by a pond or stream then candelabra primulas are a good choice. One of the best pink flowered one is Beesiana because it isn’t too tall and floppy and it will grow in drier (but not too dry!) soils as well.

One of the most impressive pink flowers in my garden are the large, thistle-like, fuchsia-pink heads of the Stemmacantha that erupt from ping-pong ball sized silver buds in June and July. Once the flowers have finished the seed heads give prolonged interest and feed finches in winter.

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Janet & I run Special Perennials. We will be at the Plant Hunters’ Fair at Hodnet Hall Gardens (TF9 3NN) on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June and Arley Arboretum, near Bewdley (DY12 1XJ) on Sunday 11th June. For full details of these and other Plant Hunters’ Fairs please see www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk We are happy to bring orders to plant fairs for you to collect.

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With so many lovely flowers and shades to choose from there’s no reason why your garden shouldn’t be pretty in pink the whole summer long!

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Echinacea (Coneflower) have become very popular over the last few years, but some of the new, exotically coloured varieties aren’t very hardy. I stick to the old, pinkflowered favourites like Ruby Star with its large pink daisy flowers and prickly, honeyscented cones. A must for bees and butterflies!

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Another striking looking flower is that of the Japanese Burnet (Sanguisorba Lilac Squirrel), affectionately known as the Barbara Cartland flower in our garden as the long, feathery, candy pink flowers look just like the one of the feather boas that might have graced the great lady’s outfits.

If you are experiencing high numbers of wasps in your home or garden there is likely to be a nest nearby, either on your property or in your garden. Usually only one treatment is required to kill all wasps in a nest.

Dudley Ramblers 1977 - 2017

Dudley Ramblers offer walks to suit everybody with a mix of Short, Medium, Long and Extra Long walks. Walking is a great way to get outside, make new friends and boost your health and happiness.

40TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Give walking with Dudley Ramblers a try and open up a whole new world of friendship and exploration.

Dudley Ramblers have supported the Dudley Trail for over 30 Years. Now please come and support us.

Join us on our next walk! www.dudleyramblers.org.uk or call 01384 481963

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business and personal clients. We specialise in print and design for business and personal clients. Flyers and leaflets, business cards, brochures or books, adverts, posters or pop-ups, order of service and more. We can print to suit all budgets. Simple to luxury the choice is yours. Our service is fast, easy and offers excellent value for money.

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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

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DOUBLE DELIGHT FOR PLANTS LOVERS

WITH HALF PRICE ENTRY TO TWO GREAT GARDENS

Summer is here and now the spring bulbs and blossom are over it’s time to pick up some perfect plants to keep the colour going right through the season. Where better to find them than at one of the wonderful Plant Hunters’ Fairs in your area?

For June Plant Hunters’ Fairs have arranged half price entry at two wonderful gardens exclusively for these special plant fair event days only.

On Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June Plant Hunters' Fairs return to the magnificent setting of Hodnet Hall for their, now traditional, specialist plant fair. This fair continues to attract the cream of specialist nurseries and is a great opportunity to meet nurseries from far and wide all in one place.

As always, the 63 acre gardens will be putting on their show to inspire gardeners of every age and level of experience. There's always something new to see and admire with flowering trees and shrubs, roses and peonies, herbaceous borders, woodland plants, walled vegetable and cutting garden, wildflower meadow and woods, lakes and streams.

All this is available to roam and explore for the special entry price of just £3.50 for these days only that’s half standard entry price! (children under 16 free for this special event only).

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The fair opens at 10am and closes at 5pm each day. The tearoomswill be serving light lunches and refreshments throughout the day. The garden is off the A53 and A442 at Hodnet TF9 3NN

Then on Sunday 11th June plant lovers will be flocking to the lovely setting of Arley Arboretum to explore the wonderful gardens. Last year’s event was a great success with hundreds of garden lovers enjoying this lovely venue and the chance to choose from thousands of plants all lovingly grown by the specialist nurseries. The arboretum is a lovely place to walk, sit and admire the views and to bring the kids for a fun day out including the adventure playground. For this special event, the venue is offering half price entry of just £2.50 for adults and £1.00 for children for the gardens, arboretum and fair. The fair opens at 10am and closes at 5pm. Arley Arboretum DY12 1XJ is just off the A442 between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster. SEE FULL DETAILS OF THESE AND OTHER SEE FULL DETAILS OF ALL EVENTS AT EVENTS WWW.PLANTHUNTERSFAIRS.CO.UK

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iClean RESTORE YOUR HOME’S KERB APPEAL

Using the latest in High Pressure rotary equipment we are able to provide a high quality, professional cleaning service, revitalising your hard landscape surfaces, so that once again they look like new, removing dirt, moss, algae, tyre marks and most oil spills.

• DRIVEWAYS • PATIOS • PATHS • BLOCK PAVING • TARMAC • CONCRETE • DECKING • GARDEN FURNITURE • TENNIS COURTS Block Paving is resanded and a seal option is available

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G & J STARKEY LIMITED AWARD WINNING VEHICLE TECHNICIANS

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