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APRIL 2012

BUSINESSES THAT ADVERTISE IN A RECESSION ARE THE ONES THAT SURVIVE AND COME OUT THE OTHER END

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■ Carpentry & Joinery

■ Kitchen Fitting & Design ■ Bathrooms

■ General Property Maintenance ■ Refurbishments

■ Traditional Oak Flooring

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C O N T E N T S

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“Recycling changes”

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“NCT neary new sale”

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PHOTOGRAPHER Paul Howard EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS Trevor Skidmore NEXT ISSUE COPY DATE 18th April 2012

“Be an Air Ambulance Volunteer”

“Old fashioned values.....” Cloudy 2 Clear!

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“Easter - Whats it all about?”

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APRIL 2012 ISSUE

The aims of Towcester In Business Magazine are to help businesses in the area become known and useful to local people and to encourage the people of Towcester and surrounding areas to support these businesses in order that the local community can flourish. © 2012 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. The above title is a division of The Best Area Magazines Ltd.

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Recycling Services Change Did you know that your recycling scheme is changing? From 1st April, cardboard cannot be placed in the green wheelie bin. Instead it must be put in the black box for recycling. The changes have been made in response to the change in regulations for the quality standard for compost. Composting sites can no longer accept cardboard due to the possible contamination through sticky tape, inks, staples, and such like. If you have more items for recycling than can comfortably fit in the black box, you can use carrier bags (but not black bin liners) to put out extra cans, plastics and cardboard. Loose cardboard can be put out also – cardboard boxes should be flattened and placed under the black box to prevent it from blowing away. From 1st April, your green wheelie bin should only be used for garden waste. For further information, visit the South Northants Council website - www.southnorthants.gov.uk. Jen Oakton

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Spring Clean Your Clutter With NCT - Towcester And District Branch Are your drawers and cupboards overflowing with barely-used baby clothes you no longer need? At your local NCT Nearly New Sale you can make cash from your used clothes, toys and equipment, support NCT charity and do a good turn for the planet to boot! Well-established and trusted by over 200,000 parents who visit them every year, NCT Nearly New Sales represent the best sales of excellent quality used baby and children’s items. Your local NCT Nearly New Sale offers a great opportunity to ensure any clothes, toys or equipment go to a good home. Items must be in excellent condition, and sellers keep up to 70% of the proceeds while the rest is returned to fund NCT’s work. Meanwhile, parents and parents-to-be looking for a bargain can find everything they need, saving around 70% on what they would cost brand new. NCT Towcester and District Branch Nearly New Sale is on 21st April 2012, 10am11.30am at Sponne Technology College, Brackley Road, Towcester. Find out more online www.nct-towcester.org or find us on Facebook: Towcester and District NCT The Sales are also great news for eco-conscious parents as every item sold is an item not being thrown away. Each year NCT Nearly New Sales prevent over 300 tonnes of baby clothes and equipment ending up in landfill. NCT Nearly New Sales, sponsored by Persil-Bio, are the charity’s largest fundraiser, raising over £1 million every year

to help support parents in their communities and through UK wide projects. They help NCT branches provide face-to-face support to parents on their doorsteps, as well as funding national helplines, breastfeeding counselling, training antenatal and postnatal teachers and many more services. Helen Brawn, Chair, Towcester and District NCT Branch, says: “NCT’s Nearly New Sales are a win-win situation for parents. They can make a bit of cash by selling items they no longer need and pick up a bargain, all while preserving the environment for future generations. Whether you’re buying, selling or both you can be sure you’re helping to support other parents in Towcester and surrounding villages by funding NCT charity’s vital work. The Sales are open to everyone, not just NCT members, so we hope to see you there!” For more information contact Helen (Chair) on 01280 701079

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Be an Air Ambulance Volunteer • PVCu Windows & Doors • Double Glazed Units

• Safety/Toughened Glass • Laminated Glass • Mirrors

• Table tops

• Leaded Lights

• Misty Units Replaced

Email: info@brackleyglass.com Website: www.brackleyglass.com

Tel/Fax: 01280 703277 Mobile: 07793 206253

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Put simply, The Air Ambulance could not save lives without the work and support of its volunteers. We have volunteering roles in a variety of shapes and sizes. Call in to our open meeting on April 19th at the Brackley Town Hall from 6pm till 7.30pm. You really can make a difference! If you wish to call us please do so on 07825634103 and ask for Tracy. More information can be found http://www.wnaa.co.uk/getinvolved/volunteering/community-volunteering

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SU P P LIERS / IN STA LLER S / A CC ESSO RIES / T YR E SA LES

LEISURE VEHICLE TYRE SPECIALIST

Towcester

Brackley

Buckingham

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MGB Sheds manufacture quality timber buildings and offer a bespoke service supplying any domestic building made to your design and specification.

We can make any of our standard range in a size that is perfect for you, we build bespoke sheds, garages, summer and playhouses to your specification and measurements. Our fully customisable service will allow you to make use of any section of your land or garden where a standard size or design would previously be unsuitable. Installation Our experienced team can prepare the base foundations or we can install on a preprepared base anywhere in the UK.

T: 0844 6933228

Mosaic Swimming Pools & Hot Tub Ltd.

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FULLY QUALIFIED AND INSURED TREE CARE AND GROUNDS MAINTENANCE Leylandii & Conifer problems solved Hedges reduced and trimmed Pruning, thinning and felling Large or small jobs welcome

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Garden Services Mowing, Hedge Cutting, Planting

Landscaping Patios, Drive Ways, Walls, Fencing, Decking, Turfing, Pergolas, Erecting Sheds, Ponds

Property Maintenance Gutter Maintenance, Light Drainage, Conservatory Cleaning, Painting Testimony from a customer: "I have known Lee for 10 years. He is always hard working, reliable and helpful." by Mrs. Jane Rennie, NGS Garden Abbotts House in Winslow, former Kew Gardens gardener

We are fully insured.

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Easter – what’s it all about? Specialists in f lat roofing, PVC f ascias a nd guttering Slating Tiling Lead w ork

Chimney Chimney re-pointing re-pointing and rebuilding rebuilding

Storm damage

General building maintenance

Call now for a free quote and advice

T: 01296 714129 or 07724 919716 Well known known local tradesman with 15 years years experience . Comes highly highly recommended. recommended. Insurance work work under taken taken

Many of us enjoy the long Bank Holiday weekend and happily scoff chocolate eggs but how many of know what Easter is all about? If you’re not sure, here’s a quick overview of the significance of the days ahead... Easter is the most important Christian Festival. It celebrates the death and coming to life again of Jesus Christ. The festival carries a message of new life and new beginnings and is the high point of the Christian calendar. The Easter story is the story of Jesus’ last days before his death and resurrection. The individual days of Easter have special significance. Palm Sunday will be on 1st April this year. It marks the last Sunday of Lent and the beginning of Holy Week (the week leading up to Easter Day). Palm Sunday celebrates Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem. Churches traditionally have a procession and children are given palm crosses.

P&B ROOFING & Building Contractors Ltd

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Maundy Thursday is also known as Holy Thursday. It commemorates the Last Supper where Jesus took bread and wine and shared them with his disciples. In 2012, Maundy Thursday falls on April 5th. On Good Friday, Christians remember the day on which Jesus was crucified. On Easter Day, Christians celebrate the resurrection, when Jesus came back to life. The traditional Easter gift is an egg as it is a symbol of new life – these days, a chocolate egg is especially welcomed! This year, Easter Day falls on 8th April. If you would like to find out more about Easter as a religious festival, many of our local churches are holding special services over the Easter period and you will be welcomed at any of these. Jen Oakton

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S PI C E R S C O M B E B A R N Self Catering Holiday Accomodation www.spicerscombebarn.co.uk

❚ 4 bedrooms - 2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 bunk bed ❚ Family Bathroom and Shower Room ❚ Wash Room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and board ❚ 50ft Open Plan Living Area with wood burning stove ❚ Fully Equipped Kitchen ❚ Dining Area

For availability and booking please phone Kate Burgess on

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KINGSBRIDGE DEVON Spicerscombe Barn is situated in a quiet location 3 miles from the small town of Modbury.

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