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C o nt ent s 4 Editor’s Comments 8 Brackley Town Has Started The New Football Session As Last Year... 12 Puppy Love Will Pay off... 13 Service With A Smile! Cloudy2Clear 14 Health & Beauty 17 One Size Fit’s All... 20 Yarn Bombing Hit’s Brackley... 24 One Size Fit’s All... 29 Happy Halloween 36 Gardening In October 39 Nature On Your Doorstep 40 Events 41 BIB Competition WIN £20 42 Index

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Welcome...

OCTOBER ISSUE 2013

The aim of the monthly Brackley In Business Magazine is to support businesses in order that the local community can flourish. www.brackleyinbusiness.co.uk inbusinessmagazines@gmail.com Office: 0844 6933228 Home: 01386 861478 Mobile: 07899 757473 ADVERTISING Kate Martin FEATURES EDITOR Jen Oakton NEXT ISSUE COPY DATE 16th October 2013

We love this time of year. With so many people around us applying themselves to new challenges - at home, at work or in education - there’s that wonderful new pencil-case feeling of starting over afresh. In what way would you like your life to be different? What can you do to achieve it? If we are honest, at times, the prospect of Autumn can seem a bit daunting as we are on our way to the cold and dark night’s of Winter. But this year, after two long cold winters, we have no excuse but to be prepared... so stock up your freezer, replenish your log pile and fill your diary with lots of uplifting things to do. Until next time…

© 2013. All artwork and copy appearing in this publication is copyright and may not be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. All information published is correct according to those who supplied it and no responsibility is taken if it is not. Care is taken to ensure all advertisements are truthful and no liability is accepted for errors or emissions. The right to refuse advertisements is reserved. The use of this publication for canvassing, direct marketing or any other activity apart from sourcing local goods and services is strictly prohibited.

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Brackley Town has started the new football season as last year – like an express train! Brackley Town has started the new football season as last year – like an express train! Going into September with four wins from six games and undefeated a particularly impressive statistic reveals just a single goal conceded. This highlights the all round strength of Brackley’s team and offers encouragement for the long months ahead. Manager Jon Brady has brought in several new players to replace a number of departing players while retaining the core squad from last year’s highly successful first campaign in the Conference North. Off the pitch the club has completed its ground improvements with the new 3G pitch the highlight.

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The pitch was generously funded by the Football Foundation with South Northants Council support and provides a fantastic facility for the club and the wider community. The new terracing has already proved popular with supporters and enhances the St James Park ground. The club has appointed a new General Manager. Janene Butters is leading the commercial and sponsorship development of the club as it cements its position at this level of non-league football. The club’s new website supports the many activities at the club including the many junior teams and opportunities for the community and local businesses to make use of the club’s outstanding facilities. Jan said, “The football club is a big part of our town and it is getting bigger. We hope that people in Brackley feel proud of the club’s recent successes and will want to come along to support the team or just to find out what is going on. You will be warmly welcomed.”

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Rearing a puppy takes dedication, patience and lots of time. From the minute they open their eyes, these cute little bundles of joy rely on their mum and then their master, or mistress, to raise them in safety and health. Psychological development takes place in four phases. From the moment of birth, for the first two weeks all their time is consumed by nursing, sleeping and staying close to mum and siblings as the senses gradually develop. The transitional phase in the third week of life sees the puppy start to take an interest in its surroundings as its eyes and ears open and sharp little baby teeth appear. All of the sensory organs are properly developed by four weeks and the pup starts to try and get out of its pen, curious to see what's on the other side, while playing and clumsy tussles with siblings are accompanied by hesitant barking and even tiny growls!

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Experts at Butcher's Pet Care say positive contact with people at this stage is vital as the foundation for good relations in the future. If mistakes are made during this developmental phase, they will, unfortunately, be irreversible, they warn. Puppies usually change owners between eight and 12 weeks. A new authority figure appears in its new home in the form of its master, or mistress, whom the puppy will see as an oracle to be obeyed. Play is a vital component of a dog's everyday life for healthy and proper development. The basic rule of proper rearing of a dog is consistency. Once a rule is established, it should be followed by all members of the household. Dogs communicate with us by barking and tail wagging which expresses their emotions, mood, fears, stress, and even signals its readiness to attack. When the tail is curled, it is a sign that the dog is feeling cautious, and when it is horizontal, it means the dog is content. Barking is normal canine behaviour and the intensity and manner is particular to each individual animal. Of course new puppies will have accidents and training will take time, so if you need any help with any aspect of puppy training why not go along to the local classes who will I am sure help you develop a good relationship with your dog or puppy.

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PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELLING

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MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, MBACP. •I am a registered Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience, the last 16 years being in private practice in this area. •I work with a broad range of people from many walks of life including: - Some who are deeply unhappy, without knowing why. - Some who cannot break out of abusive patterns of behaviour which are damaging to themselves or others. - Some who are overwhelmed with powerful feelings, thoughts and emotions and cannot make sense of them. - Some who have lost their way and a sense of who they are. These different issues show up as:

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Health &Beauty When an elderly relative becomes unwell, or simply too frail to complete all those necessary everyday tasks, such as cooking and shopping, what can you do to help? Everyone is an individual, there is no simple ‘one size fits all’ solution to caring for our loved ones, and the sort of assistance that an elderly person needs will change over time. Supporting an elderly relative to remain independent is a very important way to help them remain as mentally and physically active as they are able, for as long as possible. Accidents and ill health, however, can suddenly reduce the level of independence any of us enjoy, and with an older person, they may need a great deal of support to return to doing what they could before. Carers, who visit clients in their homes on a regular basis, assess their needs and assist with everyday

tasks as required, can be a vital service: helping our loved ones to retain as much independence as possible, for the greatest length of time. The patience, honesty, reliability and dedication required to become a carer is not something we all have time for in our busy lives, so those who dedicate their career to this rewarding and challenging role can provide peace of mind and reassurance to both our loved ones and ourselves.

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Yarn Bombing Hits Brackley

Yarn Bombing? What on earth is that, you may well wonder? Wikipedia calls yarn bombing a type of graffiti or street art that uses colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn instead of paint or chalk. Yarn bombers aim to liven up a dull area whilst entertaining passersby. Of course, unlike paint, the type of graffiti isn’t permanent! Yarn bombing has taken some parts of the world by storm – recently the Andy Warhol bridge in Pittsburgh, USA was adorned with knitted blankets. Several British sea side towns have embraced the idea and yarn-bombed areas have become tourist attractions this summer. So, prepare to be amused, bemused and impressed as yarn bombing comes to Brackley. 20

Earlier this summer, keeneyed Brackley residents may have noticed a hanging basket filled with crocheted and knitted flowers and foliage taking pride of place in the marquee at The Red Lion pub’s music festival event or hanging outside the Courtyard Mews. A crochet covered tennis racket appeared in the Katharine House Hospice charity shop window during Wimbledon fortnight, much to the delight of passers-by. A few weeks ago, crocheted blooms could be spotted amongst the flower beds outside the Old Hall Bookshop. The rumour is that there is more yarn bombing to come! Who is responsible? No one knows for certain. Rather like Banksy and other guerrilla graffiti artists, yarm bombers prefer to remain anonymous.

It adds to the intrigue! If you feel inspired by any yarn bombing you may see around town and want to learn to crochet or knit, or even just brush up on your existing skills, a new craft shop may offer a solution. Nicola of Home Comforts (near the Post Office in Brackley) has recently set up a series of craft workshops and teaching sessions, including knitting and crochet for beginners. Pop into Home Comforts to find out more.

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It’s official – fast broadband is the Number 1 priority for house hunters in this area, of greater importance than a local pub, village shop or even a driveway, when choosing their new home. We all use the internet every day, for shopping, chatting or watching TV, and with increasing numbers of people working from home, it now appears that fast broadband is

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as vital as a garden or central heating, when choosing a new place in which to live. The more rural and beautiful the area, the more unspoilt the countryside and peaceful the outlook, but broadband speeds can suffer. In the current economic climate, it appears that those moving to a new area are putting their home working needs first. Houses advertised with broadband speed shown alongside price, room dimensions and details of local amenities, received twice as many viewing requests as those without, in a recent study by an independent estate agency.

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Written by Judy Wise

H: Healthy - if sweeties don't do it for you, why not hand out stickers or small craft items to younger trick or treaters? They'll probably last longer and are a lot of fun!

other trick or treaters at the door? If not, it's probably best not to visit - trick or treating isn't for everyone and you'll have a better time if you just visit the houses that are happy to receive you.

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L: Light - Winter is here now and it's likely it'll be dark when you venture out. Make sure to take a torch. L: Look - is the house occupied? Are there

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effort with your costume, the spookier the better! Trick or treating is about having fun, so make the most of it.

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The Garden in October As I write this the fine summer weather has broken and our first serious rain has fallen which the parched land has eagerly gobbled up. After two seriously warm months the rain was always due. The question is: will nature allow us a little more warm sunny weather? Lo o k i n g G o o d Late flowering plants are invaluable as autumn approaches. Caryopteris clandonensis is a small shrub with spires of lovely blue flowers (see pic.)

These plants grow best in full sun and will tolerate dryish soils. Many of the modern rose varieties will flower in the autumn, if dead headed and tidied regularly. Rose ‘Kent’ is a ground cover form but can be grown as a shrub, even in a pot (plenty of food and water) The pretty white flowers can sometimes persist till December. Vincent Landscapes of Buckingham est1990

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Ornamental grasses look terrific at this time. Their feathery or tufted flower heads and graceful foliage can catch the light and add movement and structure to the garden. Some will stand well into winter, when a coating of hoar frost will set them off to a tee. O f f wi th th e i r h e a d s If you have plants with beautiful seedheads, such as poppies, eryngiums, teasels, they can be dried for showing indoors over winter. Cut them with plenty of stem, and hang them in an airy place to dry. Enjoy!

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but leave the roots in the ground as these legumes will add valuable nitrogen. HAPPY GARDENING Perennials can be cut back now, to get the neat look for the winter. Some subjects can be left if they are still looking good. In the kitchen garden, cropped ground can be dug over, incorporating organic matter such as well rotted manure. Now is the last chance to plant spring cabbage, and don’t for get to net them to keep the birds off. If the runner beans are finished, cut them off

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Written by Jen Oakton

Nature on our Doorstep Just 4.5 miles west of Brackley, there’s a real haven of peace and tranquillity. Farthinghoe Nature Reserve was once a landfill site but has been gradually transformed into an oasis of wildlife, wildflowers, and insects. It covers approximately four hectares. The flora within the Reserve is a feast to the eyes – many of the flowers found at Farthinghoe are unique to the local area. There are areas of open grassland, woodland and ponds providing ideal growing conditions for a wide range of plants. Carefully positioned seats allow you to stop for a while to relax and enjoy the beautiful views. Farthinghoe Nature Reserve is home to over 100 species of bird such as warblers, green woodpeckers, and log-tailed tits. Sparrowhawk, raven,

red kite and buzzard can often be seen in the skies overhead. More than 27 types of butterflies have been recorded during the summer months. Other insects include dragonflies and damselflies, crickets and grasshoppers. On a warm day, visitors may spot a grass snake basking in the sun. In the past few months, numerous mammals have been spotted, including mice, shrews, bats and deer (muntjac and roe deer are regular visitors). Managed by the Brackley and District Wildlife Trust and looked after by Volunteer Reserve Warden Tim Pridmore, the Nature Reserve is open throughout the year. Dogs are allowed but should be kept on leads. Parking is on the road verge on the railway bridge on Purston Lane.

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FREE Listing just email: inbusinessmagazines@gmail.com your event and we will list it for you. Every Monday (During Term Time) Brackley Male Voice Choir rehearsals at Brackley Baptist Church, Waynflete Close, at 7.30 till 9pm. No auditions only a love of singing required 01280 704149 or visit vwww.brackleymalevoicechoir. org.uk Every Monday Irish Dancing Classes Brackley Bowling Club Turweston Village Hall Boys & Girls from age 3. 4pm - 5pm All levels welcome. Call Jackie after 4pm on 07739632840 or Rose 07976914686 Every Tuesday Every Tuesday from 7 p.m. Banbury & District Model Railway Club Information on www.BDMRC.com or phone Secretary 01295-252931

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Brackley Rock Choir - pop, gospel and Motown singing at Southfield Primary School, Banbury Road, Brackley, from 8.00-9.30pm. Friendly, fun choir for ages 18+. No auditions and no need to read music. www.rockchoir.com or call 01252 714276 1st Friday of the month ST PETER’S CHURCH COFFEE MORNING held at Brackley Town Hall 10.00am until 12 noon. £1 entrance gives you unlimited coffee or tea and biscuits. All proceeds to St Peter’s http://www.stpetersbrackley.org.u 14 Oct 2013 (7.30pm)

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I N D E X page number Architect 33 Art Gallery 19 Bathrooms 2, 26, 31, 32, 34, 35 Beauty 15 Bicycle Repairs 5 Blinds 18 Brickwork 2, 26, 28 Builders/Supplies 2, 21, 26, 28 Caravans/Motorhomes/Sales/Repairs 23 Car Repairs/Services/MOT’s 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 Car Dealers 44 Carer 17 Care Homes 22 Carpentry & Joinery 2, 32 Chauffeur 10 Chimney Re-pointing 30 Chimney Sweep 31 Chiropodist 15 Chiropractor 14 Cleaning 21 Coach Hire 5 Computer Services 24, 25, 42 Counselling 14 Dog Training/Care 12 Domestic Appliances/Repairs 32, 34 Driving Lessons 8 Driveways/Cleaning 2 Education 41 Electrician 30, 31, 32 Extensions 2, 26, 28 Fencing/Fencing Suppliers 2, 26, 36 Furniture/Furniture Maker & Repairs 19 Garage Conversions 2, 28 GardenCentre 38 Garden Maintenance 37, 38 Gas Services/Supplier 26, 34, 35 Groundwork 2, 26, 37 Guttering & Fascias 2, 21, 26, 30, 36 Holiday Accommodation 27

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