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VILLAGER

Nov/Dec 2015

villagermagazine.co.uk


CONTENTS

THE VILLAGER MAGAZINE 10 COMPUTERS

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Christmas is coming!

14 BEAUTY COMPETITION

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Win a ‘Jingle Belles Pamper’ at Studio 524

16 KINVER BIG TREE

Light switch on and late night shopping

24 MONEY WISE

How to choose your retirement age

26 THEATRE COMPETITION

Win tickets ‘Chinese New Year Extravaganza’

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28 IN YOUR GARDEN

Get sowing & dream of Summer

31 CHRISTMAS POST

Last posting dates for Christmas

32 SANTAS SLEIGH DATES

Kingswinford & Stourbridge Lions Club

34 USEFUL NUMBERS

contact us

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

Web: villagermagazine.co.uk

NEXT EDITION

Please contact us before 25th November to advertise in the 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 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.


Dark nights are here, everywhere we are ankle deep in leaves, which means Christmas is around the corner, it’s time to get busy, present shopping, getting the house ready for visitors, planning nights out and get togethers, and filling your diaries with events. Inside this packed edition you will find a couple of great competitions plus Christmas fayres, bazaars and festivals to attend. Find out where Santa will be driving his sleigh and when the last posting dates for Christmas are. As always I love to hear from you, so give me a call or drop me a line if you have any news or events or if you would like to include an advert in the next edition.

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THE EDITOR

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LETTER FROM


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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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‘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.”

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For your safety and reassurance Ballard Electricians are

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

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To find out more please call Amanda

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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.

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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

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

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CHRISTMAS IS COMING..!

BY MIKE BROOKS

OF PC PROBLEMS

We often treat ourselves or someone close to us to a new laptop or computer for Christmas.

Imagine the scene, everyone is around the tree, you watch them slowly unwrap their present, the facial expression says it all ‘a smile from ear to ear’ they immediately open it and turn it on… but wait;

Forward planning and preparation is they key, as we are closed for Christmas until after New Year - Mike PC Problems?

PC Problems?

“I cannot print anything, how do I connect it to my wireless? How do I check my email? The excitement soon turns to “When can I use it properly?” Over the last couple of years we have been setting up computer and laptop Christmas presents for customers so that on Christmas day they are fully working, everything installed and setup like it should be with internet, email and security software installed - protecting them from the start. It does however require a bit of planning ahead, as you need to buy it and give us chance to test, install and set it up, after this you simply wrap it up like it was new! From the feedback we have received, the ability to use all of its features, straight out of the box has been a joy to most, if you would like us to set up your present please get in touch early.

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HIGHLY SKILLED HONEST FRIENDLY ENGINEER FULLY INSURED

LAPTOPS AND PC’S

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

• • • •

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

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YOU ARE VERY WELCOME TO VISIT OUR SHOWROOM AT

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JINGLE BELLES

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 Minimally invasive local anaesthetic techniques

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Please call

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Wood Road | Tettenhall | Wolverhampton | WV6 8LE

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PAMPER PACKAGE

WIN

WITH STUDIO 524

Win a Jingle Belles Pamper with Nikki at Studio 524. Studio 524 is offering a fabulous ‘Jingle Belles’ pamper package for one lucky reader to enjoy.

We know the run up to Christmas can be a busy time and when your party invites start rushing in you will want to be perfectly pampered and looking your best. Jingle Belles pamper package includes a Manicure, pedicure and Express Facial worth £38. For your chance to win just answer the following question.

What is included in a Jingle Belles Pamper Package at Studio 524? Answers on a post card to: Jingle Belles Competition Studio 524 524 High Street, Kingswinford, West Midlands DY6 8AW. Or enter at Studio524.co.uk Closing date for entries 14.12.15

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Beauty Nails Holistics

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Santa Claws

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Call

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RRP £79.50 terms & conditions apply

to book or order gift vouchers

Studio 524 - 524 High Street, Kingswinford, DY6 8AW find us next door to the Cottsge Inn - www.studio524.co.uk Please mention the villager when responding to adverts

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Kinver to rock around the CHRISTMAS TREE

CHRISTMAS KICKS OFF IN KINVER on Friday 27 November with the annual Big Tree celebration, when the large tree at the heart of the village and dozens of smaller trees light up to create a magical start to the festive season.

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The evening is planned around the arrival of Santa, who will be hitching a ride on the Kinver Rotary Sleigh, ready to pull the switch on the lights at 7pm prompt. Prior to that, a performance from The Rock Choir at 6.30pm will be getting everyone in the mood as the crowds await Santa, who will be bringing along a sack full of goodies for the children. So come along, meet Santa, see the lights, eat, drink, shop, have fun - and rock around the Christmas Big Tree with the Rock Choir.

Christmas Tree Festival • Home-made produce • Gis • Books • Tombola • Raffle • Refreshments

St Mary's Church Kingswinford Saturday 5th December 10.00am-4.00pm Sunday 6th December 11.30am-4.00pm

Christmas

Bazaar

All Welcome

Many stalls with lots of bargains. Freshly baked cake stall also tea, coffee and mince pies.

at Wordsley Community Centre Admission 20p VISIT SANTA

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Saturday 28th November at 2.00 pm in the presence of Mike Wood M.P. Come along & join us!

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†Enville Ale, Ginger and Gothic available in bottles

Call for latest prices and availability

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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

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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.

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

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how to choose

By JPA

Financial Services Ltd

YOUR RETIREMENT AGE

IF YOU ARE CONCERNED OR CONFUSED ABOUT YOUR PENSION as you approach retirement age, or possibly you are thinking about retiring and have a few questions, we may be able to help bring clarity to your situation.

Choosing your retirement age will have implications on how much money you will have in your twilight years. Though the subject of retirement is complex, and factors such as your drawdown, annuity or taking all you cash in one go all come into play, choosing when to retire may well boil down to a simple question: Have you acquired enough money to give you the income you want when you retire? With this in mind it is worth considering an action plan for your retirement. This will detail your pension plan and pension fund, your state pension. Your outgoings can also be put on your action plan which provides clarity on how much disposable cash you will have when you retire. The advantage of an action plan is that it makes your financial situation clearer to see. Good financial advisers will ask you questions about how you plan to live when you retire. The more extravagant the more money you will require to sustain a lifestyle of this kind. So define your lifestyle, and possibly estimate how much you will need to sustain it. In all instances it is worth speaking to an unbiased financial adviser like us.

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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 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

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CHINESE NEW YEAR COME AND CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR AT THE WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE! A unique and exciting show of cultural spectacle,

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showcases an array of amazing Chinese acrobatics and kung fu. With a line-up of programmes including the auspicious Lion Dance, the awe-inspiring contortion, the ancient magic of Face Changing, juggling, nimble staff-spinning 'monkeys' and more, this colourful and action packed show is the perfect entertainment for all ages! BOX OFFICE 01902 429 212

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The Villager Magazine has teamed up with Wolverhampton Grand Theatre to give you the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Chinese New Year Extravaganza on Sunday 31 January 2016 at 2.30pm. To enter just answer this question correctly;

2016 will be the year of which animal? A) Monkey B) Dragon C) Snake D) Tiger

Entries to: Chinese New Year Extravaganza. 1 Greystoke Drive, Kingswinford, West Midlands DY6 8DX. Or enter at the villagermagazine.co.uk T&C’s:- The draw will take place on 15.12.15 - 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.

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HAVE YOU NOTICED how after a cold winter selfsown seedlings pop up in greater numbers than usual? We are used to sowing pots of seeds on our window sill or in a warm greenhouse in spring, but some seeds really do need a whole winter’s cold before they will germinate in spring. Now is a great time to sow these & it couldn’t be easier. Not all perennials work this way – some do need heat so do check first. We’ve selected out some of the easiest and most reliable types we grow this way. You don’t need any indoor space or expensive equipment just a suitable container, some seed compost and something to keep excess rain off and mother nature will do the rest. Janet is sower-in-chief in our garden and right now she is filling containers – we use plastic module trays – with a good quality seed compost. Its important to gently tamp it down and water thoroughly. Leave it to drain and settle before sowing. Large seeds should be lightly covered with dry compost – Janet uses an old plastic sieve to ensure an even, thin layer. Small seed can be gently pressed onto the surface of the compost.

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GET SOWING

and Dream of Summer! The trays or pans must be put outside in the cold. Some people cover the surface with a fine alpine grit to stop moss growth and protect from rain. Janet covers hers with clear plastic tops remembering to secure them from blowing off in the wind. Now all that is needed is patience and some winter cold. In spring seed will start to germinate as the weather warms up. With some seeds, like those of Miss Wilmott’s Ghost (Eryngium giganteum) or Bugbane (Actaea racemosa) two winter’s might be needed before germination starts – don’t throw the pan or modules even if nothing happens in the first spring.

Once the seedlings have some proper leaves it’s time to pot them on. If you have used modules, then simply push the plug of soil out from below and pot up – we use 9cm pots. If you’ve sown in traditional pots or pans or a seed tray, then you will need to carefully prick out the seedlings. Fill a small pot with potting compost and make a hole in the compost deep enough to take the roots. Holding the seedling by the leaves (not the stem), use a thin stick or blunt knife to gently lift the seedling with its roots intact and then pop into a small hole. Gently firm the compost around the roots.

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Water the pots gently and put in a slightly shady place out of the wind or in greenhouse or coldframe until they are growing away. Don’t let them get baked in the sun!

So which perennials can you grow this way?

One of the easiest is Mallow (Malva). These germinate very easily in the winter and quickly make good flowering plants by early summer. Our favourites are “Zebrina” and “Mauritiana”. Some cranesbills (hardy geraniums) can be difficult to divide so seed sowing is a great method of propagation. The bloody cranebill (Geranium sanguineum) are easily raised from seed and “Striatum, “Album” and “Vision Violet” will come completely true from seed. We also find that meadow cranesbill (Geranium pratense) germinate well after winter cold but you will need to ensure that your seed is true if you want good plants of named types like “Mrs. Kendall Clark”.

Angelica is a well-known herb and wildflower and there are some lovely, showier cousins you can grow from winter-sown seed. Seed must be fresh for success! Spanish Angelica (A. gigas) has large beetroot red flowers and “Vicar’s Mead” has bronze leaves and pink flowers. The Argentine verbena (V. bonariensis) is also easily grown this way and if the winter is an extra hard one you will need the seedlings to replace the mother plants in your garden as they will succumb to a prolonged, cold winter. Other species like hastata and stricta are also worth sowing now. Jerusalem sages, like Phlomis Russeliana have large seeds and the winter cold will break down the seed coat allowing them to push through in spring. These will take another year of growth before flowering.

Peruvian Lilies (alstroemeria) are great cut flowers and you can grow a longstemmed variety like “Ligtu” from seed. Again you may have to wait an extra year for your first cut flowers but its well worth it when you remember how much they cost from the florist. Penstemons aren’t usually grown from seed but the herbaceous variety “Husker Red” is an exception. We grow this for its beetroot red fresh leaves more than for the small white flowers. The plants can vary a bit: select those with the best colour for growing on. I’ve only just scratched the surface of winter seed sowing and I can see I’ve not mentioned hellebores and spurge (Euphorbia) and many, many more but I hope I’ve given you some ideas. So why not get sowing and dream of all that summer colour!

Martin Blow Janet & I run SpecialPerennials, a small garden nursery in Hankelow Cheshire where we hold two National Plant Collections and grow a large range of plants for a nature friendly garden. Our garden was featured on BBC Gardener’s World in 2014. Our website www.specialperennials.com is full of colour photos and growing tips. We sell by mail order and also at Plant Hunters’ Fairs throughout the season. You can find all the dates on www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk

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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.

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• Light lunches

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• 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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