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1 I N Hednesford Traders Association 011 With Hednesford Town Council wish everyone in Hednesford a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year S I D E T H I S I S S U E The Hednesford Herald I S S U E : HTA 011 Website The Little Lingerie Shop Who s Loo? What s Going On? 3 Hednesford Town 3 Council Information. Your Local Traders 4 N O. D E C E M B E R / J A N U A R Y 0 1 / 1 3 The Owl is Back! How many of you remember the Hednesford Owl? Well, he s back and he s going to give one lucky winner a bumper hamper full of goodies for Christmas, courtesy of Hednesford Traders Association. Claim your FREE raffle ticket with any purchase at any shop with the poster in the window. List of participating shops on our website. The hamper will be on display at The Kitchen Cupboard in Market Street during the weeks leading to Christmas. HEY KIDS! Fancy winning a super, fantastic hamper full of your favourite sweets from Santa this Christmas? The hamper will be on display in the Candy Stall sweet shop in Market Street from November 30th and will be packed with all your favourite sweets. To win this fantastic prize, all you have to do is go on the hunt for the Hednesford Owl. The owls will be placed in shop windows throughout the town. All we need to know is how many owls are hiding in the shop windows. When you think you know the answer log on to our Facebook page (Hednesford Traders Association) and let us know. Only one guess per person. Multiple guesses will not count. We will pick one lucky winner out from all the correct answers and get the hamper to you in good time for Christmas. Entries close Friday 1st December 01. Good luck. Hednesford is full of hairdressers and nail bars! Win with Hedne sford L otto! Pssst! All car parks in Hednesford are FREE. Pass it on! The town is full of hairdressers and nail bars..i wondered why the people of Hednesford looked so good. Yes, it is true. An abundance of hair and beauty salons has ensured that the townsfolk have remained well-groomed and manicured but what else does Hednesford have to offer? On closer inspection a whole lot more than you would think. Now take a deep breath and try to read the next sentence without coming up for air ready?.go! In Hednesford you can also rely on the services of a post office, accountants, a bank, insurance broker, financial advisor, doctors, dentists, pharmacists, bookmakers, estate agent, bakery, lingerie, florists, New Age gifts, opticians, printer, kitchens and bathrooms, laundrette, motel, dog grooming, a huge discount store as well as news, booze, food stores, fancy gifts, fancy dress, greeting cards, wedding dresses, suit hire, shoes, Indian restaurants, Chinese takeaways, café s, chip shop, a gym to work off those extra calories, greengrocer, home furniture, home furnishings, computer repairs, ironing service, bike shops, pet supplies, sweet shop, car sales, car repairs, pubs, live music, building reclaimers, bingo, tattoo studios, locksmith, you can get handbags, hand made crafts, spare parts for your Harley Davidson as well as a street full of bubbles drifting through town on a hot sunny day. Phew, and if that mega long sentence has left you weak at the knees, you can also get mobility scooters! So as you can see, Hednesford has a lot more to offer than you might first think. Not only a great choice of services and shops, but above all superb personal service. So next time you are in Hednesford, take a closer look. Win with Hednesford Lotto! Draw will take place at the Christmas Event.

2 PAGE HTA 011 Website Check it out and save it as a favourite Get in touch at or like or post on our Facebook page. All you need to know about Hednesford is on here! Behind the scenes of the traders in Hednesford who provide that little bit of extra service to YOU, the customer. Kents Furniture Shop Anyone who knows Hednesford well will know of Kents furnishers. Kents is probably the longest established business in Market Street. The family business principle was, and still is simple. Buy good quality second hand household furniture and sell it on to a good home. In many ways it was the original form of recycling. The Kent family business began in 1940 in the front room of a small terraced house on the Belt Road. The founder of the business, Evelyn Kent saw huge potential in the simple idea of buying and selling second hand quality furniture. By the end of the second world war, Evelyn s little empire grew to the point that she needed to recruit her husband, Charles Senior to help out. With her husband s help, the business flourished. On retirement, Charles and Evelyn passed on the family business to their children, Charles junior and Christine. Little did Evelyn know that over 70 years later, her grandson, Richard would still be successfully running this great family business from a large showroom in the heart of Hednesford s Market Street. Today, Richard continues where his family left off, selling quality second hand furniture in addition to a selection of brand new items. His Mom and Dad, Jill and Charles junior, still help out and regularly hold the fort while Richard and his team are out in That Van Again, making deliveries or collections. If you have items of furniture to sell or are looking to buy household furniture from beds to bookshelves, you should check out a small piece of Hednesford s history. Kents Furnishings, Market Street, Hednesford International Aid Trust Shoebox Appeal Thanks for your support of all the charity shops in Hednesford. Send a smile, to a child. Imagine a year without presents! For most of the UK this is almost unheard of. For some children in the poorer parts of the world the gift of a shoebox is a dream come true, or an answer to a prayer. This is why International Aid Trust deliver shoeboxes throughout the year, not just at Christmas. Many people think that these gifts are just a little extra present for the needy people that receive them, but for most of the recipients these are the only gifts that they will ever receive. Many of the gifts go to orphanages and rescued children s centres which IAT have established. Here, orphans and other homeless children are in real, ongoing, genuine need. To find out what you can put in and how to send a shoebox gift to those less fortunate than ourselves, please go into International Aid Trust at 46 Market Street, Hednesford. WS1 1AG and see Pat or Denis for an information pack or you can see everything on their website Disclaimer. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the publisher accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions within The Hednesford Herald. HEDNESFORD HERALD

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7 I S S U E N O. P A G E 7 What s Going On? Friends of Hednesford Park. People interested in learning forestry skills to enhance Hednesford Park such as pole lathing, making benches and willow weaving. 5 full days 10-4 based at the Innovation Centre, Chasewater for up to 8 people aged Transport provided for those without. Saturday 6 th January Saturday 9 th February Saturday 3 rd February Saturday 9 th March Saturday 3 rd March Anyone interested please ring or leave an on The Friends of Hednesford Park website. Courses for 15 young people will be heldduring Easter for building an outdoor classroom at Hednesford Park, willow activities and building and installing bird boxes and attracting birds through other improvements. For those involved in the Easter Course, they will be able to access a survival skills course in the summer. Woody s Music Bar. Why not get down to Woody s Music Bar this Christmas for the best in local live entertainment. HTA011 If you would like to include any forthcoming events in the Hednesford Herald What s Going On pages, please contact us on or by at Purpleluna Gift/Craft and Holistic Fair. Sunday Dec. nd at the Hawkesyard Estate. Armitage. WS15 1PU To help raise money for Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre. Various stands including: Angel gifts/ jewellery/vintage home & jewellery/ handmade dreamcatchers/bath bombs & bubbles/hand made face creams/elluna art plus tarot readings from Mystic Ed and Raven, hair design by David nail art by Steph. There's also a stand for the kids to make Christmas crafts such as pomanders, etc Admission fee on door. Hot and cold refreshments and bar available. Hednesford Town Council Information Technology Training Opportunity Over the years the Town Council has assisted many local people to come to grips with new technology by offering free training in use of word processing, spreadsheets and the internet. Following the improvements to the Pye Green Community Centre, the Town Council has plans to re-launch a new Information Technology (IT) Suite early in the New Year. Cllr Doris Grice said It is important that everyone has the opportunity to learn how to use computers more and more things these days are accessed on line. The training the Town Council is offering is basic and will be provided in an informal friendly atmosphere. The upgraded IT suite will have internet-ready workstations for up to 3 trainees per session (participants may bring their own laptops if they wish) Sessions can be held morning, afternoon or evening and will be scheduled according to demand. To qualify you must be an adult and a Hednesford resident. We are also looking for suitably experienced/qualified people to volunteer to lead training sessions. Anyone interested in registering for training or willing to volunteer as a trainer can call Mrs Laurie Bowman on Town Centre Toilets Hednesford Town Council have decided to endorse the Community Toilets Scheme in the town and Simon Orme at SOS Hairdressing and Mark & Sarah Walker at Bella s Coffee House have both expressed an interest in taking part in the scheme to open their shop toilets to the public. Pye Green Community Centre Superb modern rooms to hire for any occasion Parties, weddings, meetings large or small, all can be tailored to your requirements. For more info call Contact details for all Hednesford Town Councillors are available on To contact Town Council Manager/Clerk Peter Harrison Pye Green Community Centre Bradbury Lane, Hednesford WS1 4EP Calendar of Meetings :00 18 December 01 Finance & GP (Budget) 19:30 8 January 013 Council (Budget/Precept) 19:30 1 February 013 Council 19:30 19 March 013 Council 19:00 3 April 013 Annual Town Meeting 19:30 7 May 013 Annual Council Meeting All meetings will be held at the Pye Green Community Centre, Bradbury Lane, Hednesford WS1 4EP Copies of Agenda Reports and Minutes can be obtained from Hednesford Library or on-line at Members of the Public are welcome to attend all meetings and prior to the commencement of the meeting may ask questions or make statements.

8 P A G E 8 Scan for Ji s website Ji s Hair & Beauty Studio Re-Opens After previous owner of Ji s salon, Denise Powell, fell seriously ill, and being closed for over 10 weeks, things looked bleak for the future of the salon, but now, with Denise back at home and thankfully well on the way to recovery, Ji s has reopened under the new management of Theresa Drury who brings some stateside p zazz with her. Theresa hails from Palm Beach, Florida and has been in the hair and beauty industry for 5 years and is as passionate now about making people look and feel good as when she started. Theresa is currently living in Birmingham city centre, but after experiencing what a warm and friendly place Hednesford is, she will soon be moving here. Theresa says Since re-opening regular customers are starting to filter back to us and everyone has been really pleased with the service they have received. We have also been able to create new jobs in town, Dawn (left) is an excellent beauty therapist who shares my passion, and clients have been really impressed with her facials and hot stone therapy massage and Sally-Anne (right) has been taken on and is a fantastic junior. We have all been so pleased with all the support we have been given and things are going really well. As a special thank-you, Ji s will now be having a Senior s Day every Tuesday offering all seniors any service for half price. For more info; Facebook; Jis Hairstudio Phone If you belong to any group or organization in town and you would like a mention. Please contact us Hednesford Lions Club. Hednesford Lions are a newly formed club branch. Our numbers as yet are small but we are already supporting projects and events in Hednesford. Our plans are exciting and based in the community. Members of Lions Clubs are ordinary men and women who wish to put something back into their community by making a difference to the lives of others, and having fun in the process. Whilst Lions Club International is a world-wide organisation, a local club s focus is their community. In June 015, the spotlight will fall on Belgium and the commemorative celebrations of the 00th anniversary of the Duke of Wellington s defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo. Hednesford has a unique right to share the spotlight and hold it s own celebrations due to it s connection with Lord Uxbridge. The Earl of Uxbridge was second in rank to the Duke of Wellington and led an important charge in the battle. After the battle, he was created Marquis of Anglesey and returned home to Beaudesert to a hero s welcome. Many local places bear his name to this day. Meetings regularly take place at the Hen House in Eskrett Street so if you would like to know more, call or visit Naughty Calendar? Those of you of a sensitive disposition may wish to look away now! TRADERS 013 NAUGHTY CALENDAR ON HOLD.. Have your say on the hottest issues of the day. Hednesford traders association chairman, Simon Orme, came up with the bright idea of producing a calendar girl style calendar to promote the traders in the town. As the instigator of this crazy idea it was down to him to lead the way and pose for the camera. With the help of smoke, mirrors and a carefully placed hairdryer, the deed was done. Mr January was born. Now to recruit eleven more traders to make the calendar complete. Initially fellow traders seemed keen, that was until they had seen the Mr January pose. Was this type of pose appropriate? Would it create the right image for the traders in the town? Did the hairdryer really need to be that big? Some traders point blank refused, others seemed keen until they had seen the Mr January shoot, and the number of traders who were still keen meant that the 013 Hednesford traders calendar would have only run until April. Should the traders forget this crazy idea or push to get a calendar out for 014? If the calendar were produced and sold to raise money for a local charity, would you buy a copy? Let us know what you think, if you would like to see the photo that shocked Hednesford traders, log on to the Hednesford Traders face book page and like/dislike. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Thank you all for your support and custom during 01. Printed by West Midland Lithographic Company. Cannock Chase Enterprise Centre, Hednesford. WS1 0QW. Tel H E D N E S F O R D H E R A L D