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Trevor Wins “Franchisee of the Year” Again! ”

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“Wine Festival”

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“Homebase Helps Kids To Grow Their Own”

PHOTOGRAPHER Paul Howard

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Index

EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS Jen Oakton Kathryn Hunter

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Community What’s On

NEXT MOTH’S ISSUE COPY DATE 18th May 2011

APRIL/MAY 2011 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. © 2011 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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TREVOR WINS “FRANCHISEE OF THE YEAR” AGAIN!

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loudy2Clear Northampton continues to go from strength to strength. As most people know the early years in business are some of the toughest when trying to get established. Local Manager Trevor Skidmore has guided his franchised business through these difficult times, and now entering his 5th year has just won the accolade of Franchisee of the Year for the 3rd year in succession, beating 18 other Franchisees. Trevor believes his success is down to charging a fair price for a personal, no pressure service that leads to satisfied customers, thus generating repeat business and recommendations. “Considering the current climate, I am really pleased with the way the business is going. We are not recession proof, but our business actually saves people money. Just changing the panes saves the customer hundreds of pounds, compared to having the frames replaced, and if you upgrade to our C2C Insulating Glass, the savings on your fuel bills can be huge.”

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If you would like a Free No Obligation Quote call Trevor, 0800 61 21 118 or visit

www.cloudy2clear.co.uk

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The Old Rectory D E N TA L P R A C T I C E

looking for a professional team to provide your dental care in one of the most relaxing and caring environments? Do you want to find a solution for achieving the very best smile? Would you like to find out more about Facial Rejuvenation Techniques? Then call us now to arrange an appointment for a no obligation consultation. The Old Rectory Dental Practice naturally offers all the latest dental treatments as well as special skills in Implant Dentistry, Orthodontics and Facial Rejuvenation Treatments.

Tel: 01280 847857 Newton Purcell • Buckingham • MK18 4AX

www.oldrectorypractice.co.uk

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ONE CALL DOES IT ALL…

Clays Garage Full Service

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• MoTs arranged • Repairs• Exhausts • Batteries • Engine Diagnostics • Brake Safety Centre FREE COLLECTION AND DELIVERY FREE WRITEN QUOTATIONS ON REQUEST

Unit 4, Oak Tree Farm, Akeley, Bucks, MK18 5HF 01280 860700

All major credits cards accepted

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WINE FESTIVAL YOUR LOCAL FISHING TACKLE SUPPLIER MAINLINE BAITS

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The Brackley Wine Festival is back for its second year! The 2011 event will take place in the Town Hall on Saturday 28th May, between 12 noon and 6pm. Organised by Brackley Rotary Club, the Brackley Wine Festival is an opportunity for wine lovers to taste and buy wine from merchants who stock a huge range of special wines from around the world. The festival is a fundraising event with proceeds from the ÂŁ5 entrance fee supporting local youth projects. There will be 12 stallholders including Members of the Association of Small Direct Wine Merchants and local independent suppliers. Their wine experts will be on hand to offer free tastings and help you to discover new wines where quality, taste and flavour take precedence over brands and mass production. You will be able to buy wine from the attending wine merchants at a great price. For more information,

visit www.brackleywinefestival.co.uk.

P&B ROOFING & Building Contractors Ltd

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Credit Cards Accepted Established 20 Years www.PBROOFING.co.uk

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HOMEBASE HELPS KIDS TO GROW THEIR OWN Over 20 children had fun at Towcester Scout Hall Preschool on Friday 25 March when staff from the local Homebase store in Towcester turned up to help them ‘grow their own’ veg! The store donated enough pots, radish seeds and compost to enable all the children at the Preschool the chance to grow their own radishes. Radishes were chosen as they can be sown at this time of year and yet still be ready to harvest before the end of the school year in July. Stewart Wise, sales manager at the store, said it was a really good opportunity for Homebase to get involved in the local community: “It was great to see the kids having so much fun rummaging around in the compost and pushing in the seeds. A lot of people are getting more and more interested in growing their own fruit and veg now, so starting the children really young will hopefully help to get them interested in the long term which can only be a good thing!” Jenny Smith, manager at the Preschool, said it was a great idea to get a local business to support the Preschool for the academic year: “We are so grateful to Homebase for supporting us; as a registered charity we rely on fundraising and people’s goodwill and this

kind of support allows us to do so much more with the children. The kids absolutely loved getting their hands dirty and I can’t wait to see their faces when they pull the radishes out!” This initiative was just one part of a year long partnership between the Homebase store and Towcester Scout Hall Preschool. At Christmas the store sponsored the Preschool’s Santa’s Grotto in the Town Hall as part of the Christmas Craft Fayre and they will also be getting involved at the Preschool’s Summer Fayre on Saturday 25 June. Kathryn Hunter

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

01280 822766

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

Sleeps 8 12

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The Athena Stage School

Classes we offer: Ballet, Tap, Modern, Street Dance, Musical Theatre, Singing and Drama for all ages and abilities. Students have the opportunity to take exams in Ballet, Tap and Modern following the IDTA Syllabus and exams in Drama and Singing following the Trinity Guildhall syllabus.

Athena Workshops

Summer Workshop 2011 Monday 15th August - Friday 19th August The opportunity to work with various choreographers, to learn different styles of Dance. We will finish with a demonstration on the Friday afternoon for all parents and friends to come and watch. ÂŁ95 for the week, all ages and abilities are welcome. Contact Lisa for further details: lisa@athena33.com 07725 800758

Gifted and Talented

Our NEW Casting AGENCY is looking for YOU

All children joining the stage school will have the opportunity to join our new casting Agency. The agency will run a alongside the school and places them in work in theatre, films and television. You will see that we will be running photographic sessions from time to time to enable you to join spotlight.

Adult Dance Classes

Contact Romaine for further details: romaine@athena33.com 07810 550088

Adult dance classes for all abilities in Tap and Street Dance from January 2011.

Visit our website www.athena33.com

Telephone Lisa on: 07725 800758

BALLET

SINGING

DRAMA

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EVERY THURSDAY at 9.30am, 5.45 & 7pm Weight Loss Group Weight Watchers Towcester Leisure Centre

No Strings Badminton comes to Towcester Centre for Leisure every Thursday 7pm-9pm. Fun & Friendly sessions with a Badminton England Co-ordinator. EVERY FRIDAY Dance School Stepbystep Ballroom and Latin Dancing with Viv Rhymes CHILDREN: 4.30pm - 5.20pm Beginners ADULTS: 7.30pm - 8.30pm Beginners Towcester Centre for Lesiure, Call Viv 0n 07790130579

MONDAYS Breastfeeding Support Group 11am-12.30pm, drop in at anytime to the new Brook Health Centre. Peer supporters there each week. Run by the Health Visiting team and open to all breastfeeding and expectant mums. Free. D.A.B.S Tea Stop 1pm-3pm. Daventry Surestart Childrens Centre. Breastfeeding mums welcomed – peer supporters available. Mighty Atoms 2pm-3pm. Climbing, bouncing, soft play etc. for under 5s at Towcester Centre for Leisure £2.10 mem/£2.70 non-mem.

TUESDAYS Mighty Atoms 9.30am-11.30am. Climbing, bouncing, soft play etc. for under 5s at Towcester Leisure Centre. Mighty Atoms 10.30am-12.30pm. Climbing, bouncing, soft play etc. for under 5s at Brackley Leisure Centre. £1.80 mem/£2.40 non-mem(1 hour) or £2.25 mem/£2.85 non-mem(2 hours).

Community What’s On

WEDNESDAYS Mums& Tots 9.30am–11.00am. Baby & Toddler group at St John Ambulance Hall, Islington Rd, Towcester. £1.40 per family. Term time only.

THURSDAYS Bumps And Babies Group 1.30-3pm The Chantry House, Market Square, Watling Street, Towcester. Soft Mats, Baby Toys. Come and meet other new mums! Towcester Toy Library 9.30am-11.30am at Towcester Community Centre Drop-in play session & refreshments. £1.50/family with toys available to hire.

Storytime 2pm-2.30pm. Sing-along sessions for under 5s and their parents/carers at Stony Stratford Library. FREE.

Mighty Atoms 10.30am–12.30pm. Climbing, bouncing, soft play etc. for under 5s at Brackley Leisure Centre. £1.80 mem/£2.40 non-mem (1 hour) or £2.25 mem/£2.85 nonmem (2 hours). FRIDAYS Rhymetime – 10am-10.30am and 10.45am-11.15am. Sing-along sessions for under 5s and their parents/carers. 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at Towcester Library. SATURDAYS Mighty Atoms 9am–10.30am. Climbing, bouncing, soft play etc. for under 5s at Towcester Leisure Centre. £2.10 mem/£2.70 non-mem.

Mighty Atoms 10.30am–12.30pm. Climbing, bouncing, soft play etc. for under 5s at Brackley Leisure Centre. £1.80 mem/£2.40 non-mem (1 hour) or £2.25 mem/£2.85 nonmem (2 hours).

TOWCESTER RACECOURSE IN MAY National Hunt Race Meeting Monday 9th May (Evening) £10.00 Admission U16s FREE

Tuesday 17th May (Evening) £10.00 Admission U16s FREE Friday 20th May (Evening) £10.00 Admission (Ladies Evening) Monday 30th May (Bank Holiday) £10.00 Admission U16s FREE

Call 01327 353414 or email: info@towcesterracecourse.co.uk for more details BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 2nd May 2011 Thornborough 10 mile race and 5 mile Fun Run which is being held in Thornborough. Start Time for Registration is 10.00 am 10 mile race starts at 10.40 am 5 mile race starts at 11.00 am Certificates for everyone and Trohpies for the winners of both races in varying categories. Refreshments served. A very popular event now in its 26th year attracting over 300 runners last year, 53 of whom ran in the 10 mile race. 10 mile race – Prices Adults £6.00 5 mile race - Prices Adults £4.00, Under 18s £2.00 and Children under 5 - £1.00. For further information, go the website of www.bucksinfo.net/tssc/

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Photographs kindly donated by Paul Howard Photography LSWPP Tel: 01327 830659 or 15 07977558067 paulspix@gmail.com www.photography.org.uk


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