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AUTUMN ISSUE Welcome to the Villager Magazine. Put your feet up, relax and enjoy a good read. utumn is here, it feels like just days ago we were all enjoying the hot sunny weather and now and the leaves are turning a gorgeous shade of red and yellow and we will soon be turning the clocks back one hour.

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On to this issue - Our front page business star of the month is Richard from Fit Body Bootcamp. Richard is offering all readers a free 7 day trial, a great way to get fit, lose fat and have some fun this Autumn.

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Also in this issue; Kingswinford & Stourbridge Lions are looking for new members, Studio 524 are holding a month long ‘big pink party’ and you can fall in love with the autumn garden. It’s almost panto time so enter our competition to win tickets to see Sleeping Beauty at the Grand Theatre. Remember this magazine is only possible due to the support of local businesses. Please use them & tell them where you found them.

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Please contact us by October 25th to appear in the next issue Don’t miss the chance to advertise Christmas & New Year offers & events!

INSIDE THIS ISSUE CONTACT US Email: thevillagermag@yahoo.co.uk

Tel: 07726 790233 www.villagermagazine.co.uk Independently published the Villager magazine promotes local business to local people.

The Villager is delivered FREE monthly to homes and businesses in 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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K’FORD & STOURBRIDGE LIONS Join the pride

STUDIO 524 Big Pink Party

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MONEY TALK Why you should avoid procrastination

EVENTS Halloween Events for Children

GARDEN TIME Fall in love with Autumn

COMPETITION Win tickets to Sleeping Beauty


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Kingswinford & Stourbridge Lions

JOIN THE PRIDE Are you interested in helping others and meeting new people? Being a Lion allows you to help change lives! ingswinford & Stourbridge Lions are K part of a much larger organisation -

Lions Club International. Since 1917 Lions Clubs have served their communities and have touched the lives of many millions of people. We respond not only to small local requests for help, but also to Global challenges.

Lions are ordinary people who give their time freely to help others. We are local and therefore we serve the unique needs of the communities in which we live. As part of a global charity we can address community challenges further afield. Kingswinford and Stourbridge Lions are once again this year concentrating most of our fundraising and volunteering efforts in the local area. 100% of all monies raised are donated to the charity or cause being supported. Many local residents will be familiar with our Lions Club through Santa on his sleigh at Christmas time when we tour the streets in our part of the Dudley Borough, inviting children to come and talk to Santa.

We have a stall each year at Stourbridge Carnival. We have catering equipment that we take to school fetes, and similar events, sharing the proceeds between the host organization and our own charity fund. We raise funds by holding Quiz Nights, Beetle Drives and raffles. The Club has raised £2,000 for Alzheimer’s Society at various events held throughout year, including a Duck Race held on the Stourbridge Canal, and we were pleased to present a cheque for this amount to Sue Day, from Alzheimer’s Society, at a recent business meeting. Being a Lion allows you to help others in a way that no one person could do so on their own. A few hours a month ccould make a big difference! We meet on the fourth Monday of each month at Stourbridge Institute & Social Club. Interested in finding out more about The Lions and the work that we do? Then telephone - 0845 8337382 or visit our website www.kandslions.org.uk

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Join the fun at Studio 524

BIG PINK PARTY Studio 524 in Kingswinford is hosting the Big Pink throughout October to raise awareness and money for Breast Cancer Care – the only UK-wide specialist breast cancer support charity, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. 524 are holding their second Big S tudio Pink month and encouraging people

to come along and support the charity.

Sandra Cartwright salon owner says: “Our first Big Pink party last year was a fun way to bring together people from the local community while also raising awareness and money for Breast Cancer Care, so we are doing it again this year.” “We’d love customers to join us for some delicious pink treats and fabulous raffle with lovely prizes all provided by local businesses and clients: there’s something for everyone.”

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The money Studio 524 raise will help Breast Cancer Care continue to provide a unique range of free support including; reliable information, one-to-one support over the phone and online from nurses and people who’ve been diagnosed themselves. An estimated 691,000 people in the UK are currently living with a breast cancer diagnosis so there is an urgent need for support services. If you would like to attend Studio 524’s Big Pink, please call 01384 865126 to book an appointment or visit the salon during October to show your support.

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We 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.

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hen we think of exercising to get fit we automatically think of spending hours in the gym doing long, boring cardio sessions to get the body we want. However, this isn’t the case according to fitness expert Richard Morris who runs the FIT BODY BOOTCAMP in Himley. Richard reckons you only have to work out for 30 minutes to achieve the body you have always wanted by doing high intensity interval training or HIIT as it’s known. Recent studies have shown that doing a 30 minute HIIT workout will boost your metabolism and have you burning calories at a much higher rate for up to 24 hours after you have finished, this is known as the ‘after burn’. Richard – a personal trainer and founder of the Fit Body Bootcamp uses this training method in his 4 week camps to get his clients the results they are looking for. Each session is 45 minutes which includes a 30 minute HIIT workout, a warm up, cool down and stretch.

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The Fit Body Bootcamp is not a typical Bootcamp; it is a result based training program and the sessions are more like personal training sessions but in a group environment. It is not about being shouted at, it’s about working out with likeminded people, motivating each other and having fun whilst getting into shape. Each week the sessions have a specific goal and purpose, with the four-week exercise plan being periodised to guarantee results.

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I GET COVER THROUGH MY JOB While you may get insurance as part of your employment package, it may not be enough for your needs, and the policy won’t move with you if you change jobs. I DON’T HAVE TIME TO FIND THE RIGHT PLAN It can be hard to assess how much life insurance you need on your own, but that’s where we can help you. Don’t let procrastination hold you back, get in touch.

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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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

Financial Services Ltd As local Independent Financial Advisers Our aim is to provide Financial Advice for

everyone

Whether you’re a beginner, haven’t danced in a while or dance regularly, keep dancing is the perfect class for you. Wordsley Community Centre Wordsley Green, Stourbridge DY8 5BN Fridays 10:00-11:00am £5 per class

FIRST CLASS FREE

You’ll learn many different dance routines from around the world and don’t even need a partner.

To book call Faye O'Connor Dance

07984 423534

E: info@fayeoconnordance.com www.fayeoconnordance.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

  

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

Jonathan Carr S.A.C.Dip FHPT FHPP

  

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

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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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

WE COVER ALL LOCAL AREAS - PLEASE CALL MATT

01384 594373 or M:07703 811344

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

     

          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

518043

For a free quote or advice call Richard

07811 454783 or 01384 402962 58 Mellowdew Road Wordsley

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Email: rmh.gas@gmail.com

DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH

WASPS?

WE HAVE THE SOLUTION 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.

WASP NEST TREATMENT FROM ONLY

£45

DON’T LET WASPS RUIN YOUR SUMMER

Call Matt 07738 420651 Email: mattuk07@yahoo.co.uk

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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

M CHOOSE FRO U N E M E H T

(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

*

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 31.10.18 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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Halloween Events

FOR CHILDREN

TRICK AND TREAT

WILLOW LANTERN MAKING

At Red House Glass Cone Wed 31st October

At Kinver Edge Rock Houses Mon 29th - Tues 30th October

Trick and Treat around the site. A safe, fun family event. Decorate a goody bag and see who (or what) you can find around the site.

Celebrate Halloween this year by making a willow lantern that you can take home, then join in a magical procession on Halloween evening through the woods.

Every half hour from 10.30am Pre-booking is essential. £3 per child. Accompanying adults - free Recommended for 4 years +

Pre-book your slot Child £3.50 Event times for both days 11:00 - 11:45, 11:45 - 12:30, 13:00 - 13:45 14:30 - 15:15, 15:15 - 16:00

Visit www.dudley.gov.uk or telephone 01384 812750 to find out more.

kinveredge@nationaltrust.org.uk Call 01384 872553

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR

KINVER SPOOKTACULAR

At Mary Stevens Hospice Wed 31st October

At Kinver Miniature Railway 26th & 27th October

Halloween party, complete with a free screening of Hotel Transylvania at the huge outdoor cinema!

This very popular event is back for the second year running. Don't miss a ride on the ghost train!! Free entry and just £2 per ride. 6.30 - 9pm.

Afternoon party will be 3:30pm-7pm All children must be accompanied by an adult aged 16+ £5 per person Fancy dress is actively encouraged. www.marystevenshospice.co.uk

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Take along your carved pumpkins and the winners, will receive a prize each night. Just remember to write your name and phone number on the bottom. www.kinver-miniature-railway.co.uk

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TORCHLIT PUMPKIN WALK At Bodenham Arboretum Sat 27th – Wed 31st October A wonderful family event. Enjoy a torchlit walk around the Big Pool at Bodenham Arboretum, spotting the pumpkins and trying to work out the hidden word. Then on the lakeside terrace take part in fun activities such as cooking marshmallows on the camp fire, making a spooky spider or wand at the craft table,listening to scary ghost stories or apple bobbing…! The restaurant will also be open to purchase homemade soup, jacket potatoes and warm drinks. 5.00 – 7.30pm Tickets £4 each plus booking fee. All children to be accompanied by a responsible adult. Under 2s free of charge Tickets are limited! www.bodenhamarboretum.co.uk/events

LITTLE SKIPPERS HALLOWEEN At Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust 30th & 31st Oct, 1st & 2nd Nov Little Skippers is a 45 minute boat trip followed by things to make and do.Potion kit to make an animal-inspired super power potion, make a witchy or wizardly hat. Create a creepy creature to add to our display, or take home. Tickets £5.00 Departs 10am – arrive by 9.50am to check-in before trip. Bringing babies who won’t be doing the activities? Please call 0121 557 6265 or email learning@dctt.org.uk

HALLOWEEN NIGHTS! GHOST TRAINS At Severn Valley Railway October 27th, 30th & 31st Are you brave enough to climb abord the Ghost Train? Arrive early at Kidderminster Station for face-painting and a spooky disco, before making your way along the dark platform to find your seats. Departures from Kidderminster available at: 6.35pm, 7.25pm, 8.15pm and 9.05pm. Tickets £13 Pre Book online www.svr.co.uk

At Black Country Museum Fri 26, Sat 27, Tue 30 & Wed 31 October Live entertainment, FREE trick-or-treating, Creepy crawlies, Haunted mine experience, Tales by candlelight, Face painting & more! Adult: £16.50 - Young Person (3-16): £9.50 Essential Carer: £8.25 Admission is pre-booked tickets only. Gates open at 6.30pm www.bclm.co.uk Book online or call our Bookings Team on 0121 520 8054

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MATHS AND ENGLISH STUDY ANY CHILD, ANY ABILITY

FREE TRIAL

1 SEPTEMBER - 31 OCTOBER

Book a consultation with your local study centre to start your child’s two-week Free Trial.

Kingswinford Study Centre 01384 908047 Come and find out more at our Open Events: Saturday 6,13, 20 and 27 October at Crestwood School, Bromley Lane, Kingswinford from 12.30pm-2.30pm 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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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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MARTIN BLOW SAYS:

Janet & I run Special Perennials, our website specialperennials.com is full of colour photos and growing tips. We sell by mail order and at Plant Hunters’ Fairs only throughout the season. See www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 2019 We will be at the Plant Hunters’ Fair National Memorial Arboretum, DE13 7AR on Sunday 10th March 2019; Sugnall Walled Garden ST21 6NF on Saturday 23rd March; Middleton Hall, B78 2AE on Sunday 31st March 2019; Sandwell Valley Country Park, West Bromwich B71 4BG on Saturday 13th April 2019 and at Bodenham Arboretum, Wolverley DY11 5SY on Easter Saturday 20th April 2019. We are happy to bring orders to plant fairs for you to collect.

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FALL IN LOVE WITH AUTUMN by Martin Blow of Special Perennials At this time of year as autumn really starts to take hold, I’m always amazed how many flowering plants are just starting to give of their best. The late summer blaze of glory is fading but new bursts of colour are appearing all the time. Here are a few fall-flowering plants to fall for! sters have been flowering for some

A time, but a few are only just opening

their first blooms. The tall, dark and handsome stems of Aster Calliope are now topped with violet blooms and look so good with the buttery autumn grass stems of the tall moor grasses (Molinia). Moor grasses are some of the toughest and often have great autumn colours, turning yellow or even orange in October. Bolton’s Aster (Boltonia asteroides) are now smothered with small white or pale pink daisies that will go on until the end of October. Thrusting through their stems are the purple lollipops of Verbena bonariensis. Both like a sunny spot and dislike boggy ground. Another tall tail-ender is the unusual Arizona Bidens (B. aurea), which is completely different to the hanging basket favourite. The flowering stems are 4ft / 120cm tall and have lots of cosmos-like, fragrant flowers in pale yellow or white-tipped yellow. She can be a bit invasive, so give her plenty of space. An old, reliable cottage garden favourite is Golden Rod (Solidago) with his arching stems covered with tiny yellow flowers. The variety “Fireworks” has bronze foliage earlier in the season and doesn’t seem to get mildew in our garden. They all spread to form sizeable clumps so keep them in check every spring.

Sunflowers are high summer stalwarts, but some types don’t start flowering until the tail-end of September. “Bitter Chocolate” is 6ft / 180cm tall and if you can reach up to the blooms you’ll find they have a whiff of drinking chocolate about them. The WillowLeaved Sunflower (Helianthus salicifolius) has been gracing the garden as a foliage plant all summer but now is her turn to flower on top of her graceful stems. These are all best in sun and free-draining soil. One of latest to flower in our garden and in pots and tubs is the Kaffir Lily (Hesperantha) with stems like a gladiolus studded with single flowers a bit like a crocus. These come in shades of red, pink and white. They cope with all types of soil but plant a few where you can keep the hard frosts of November at bay and they will go on flowering. Their only real requirement is a good feed every spring. Among the flowering plants are some that provide a fiery display of foliage to rival any Guy Fawkes bonfire. Some of Spurges (Euphorbia) take on flaming shades of red and orange before the stems die off for the winter: Griffith Spurge (E. griffithii) and Hairy Spurge (E.villosa) are two of the best. The leaves of some Geraniums and Purple Loosestrife also colour well in the autumn. As I revel in the final explosion of colour in the garden, my thoughts are already turning to the new shoots of spring. How time flies when you’re enjoying yourself!

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Win tickets to the Grand Theatre to see

SLEEPING BEAUTY Don’t get caught snoozing this festive season as pantomime returns to the Grand in a spectacular, must-see production of SLEEPING BEAUTY from Saturday 8 December 2018 – Sunday 13 January 2019. We have a pair of tickets to give away to the press night on Tuesday 11 December at 7:15pm!

WIN TICKETS

tarring the lovely Debbie McGee direct

S from the Strictly Come Dancing

ballroom and Richard Cadell and Sooty. Panto favourites Doreen Tipton and Ian Adams, both back by popular demand, return for a third consecutive season! And West End star Oliver Ormson (Book of Mormon, The Addams Family) plays the Prince. By pricking her finger on an enchanted spinning wheel a beautiful Princess is placed under a curse and forced to sleep for 100 years. Can the Princess’ friends help save her? Who will outwit the evil Carabosse and foil her wicked plans? Will Doreen cope with having a job for once?

With magic, music, comedy and special effects, make SLEEPING BEAUTY the pantomime of your dreams! To be in with a chance of winning, answer the question: Sooty’s famous sidekick is called? A. Sweep - B. Mop - C. Brush Post entries to: The Villager Magazine, 17 Beechcote Avenue, Wolverley DY11 5TS or email: thevillagermag@yahoo.co.uk Include your answer, name, address & tel number. Closing date 10.11.18. For competition T’s & C’s visit www.villagermagazine.co.uk

To book tickets or find out more visit grandtheatre.co.uk or call 01902 42 92 12

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Choose 3 treatments for £30 Give yourself an Autumn glow - Choose any 3 of the treatments below

Back Massage Mini Manicure Mini Pedicure Mini Facial

£30 for

3 treatments

Choose any 3 for £30 Mini Manicure - Mini Pedicure - Mini Facial - Back Massage

Book Now - offer available until 3oth November 2018 Also available at Chenevare Beauty • Manicures • Pedicures • Extensions • Facial Treatments • Tinting & Shaping • Back Treatments • Body Scrub • Waxing • Swedish Massage • Hot Stone Massage • Spray Tan • Gift Vouchers

CHENEVARE BEAUTY

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

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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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EMERGENCY SERVICES

Fire, Police, Ambulance 999 or 112 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

HEALTH

Ambulance 999 NHS Direct 111

Dental Emergency NHS Direct 111

Russells Hall Hospital 01384 456111 Corbett Hospital 01384 456111

New Cross Hospital 01902 307999

OTHER KEY SERVICES

Dudley MBC 0300 555 2345

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’

1824 feedbacks and counting - 99.9% of customers would recommend us! 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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