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SUCCESS STORY Thanks to council grant scheme Historic cabstand exposed Evidence of Victorian Cheltenham’s street-life has been uncovered by Gloucestershire Highways. Together with Cheltenham Borough Council, they are working together towards the preservation of this historic road surface. The discovery, a set of historic red granite cobble stones was made close to the Long Gardens taxi rank in the Promenade. It is thought that they were the wearing surface when the area was used by horse and carriages for hire. A team from Gloucestershire Highways, Cheltenham Borough Council and Gloucestershire County Council made the find whilst undertaking preliminary works for road surface improvements. The existence of historic cobble stones was known because wear on the covering tarmac had exposed a number. But their extent was unclear and the engineers undertook the work to establish how many remained beneath the surface. Much to their surprise, an almost complete Victorian cab-standing area was uncovered. Karen Radford, heritage and conservation manager at Cheltenham Borough Council said: ‘’The discovery of this historic road surface is wonderful as the cobbles give variety and richness to the Promenade.’’


ore than 44 new jobs have been created locally after 17 businesses received grants from Cheltenham Borough Council. Through the council’s Business Pride scheme, companies were able to apply for 50 percent off their first year’s rent during 2010 when the recession was gripping the economy. More than a year on, the businesses have their own success stories to tell. Sarah Daly, managing director of Heath Avery Architects Ltd benefited from a rental grant, she said: ‘’We heard about the Cheltenham Business Pride rental scheme and were extremely grateful for the support this gave us in terms of managing some of the costs of moving and giving our business the potential to expand. We moved to Maxet House on Lansdown Industrial Estate – a real unexpected gem of a building which suits our requirements perfectly. The Business Pride scheme was simple to access and entirely supportive to our needs as a local business.’’ To qualify for funding, businesses had to demonstrate good employment growth prospects and employ no more than one hundred people. They were also asked to meet the following criteria: · Be a start-up business or within the first 3 years of trading in Cheltenham or; · Be moving into Cheltenham for the first time or; · Be moving from one premises in Cheltenham to another larger site Grants were offered to support the

creation of new jobs or retention of existing jobs. Applicants were required to have a review through Business Link South West, designed to make sure that their business plan has good long-term prospects. Chris Dagnall, director of Revolve Studios Ltd on Regent Street also received help with the first year’s payment of rent, he said: ‘’I’m extremely grateful for the help and support that the council has offered Revolve Studios during the past twelve months. Since opening in August 2009, my business has broken even in the first year of trading and created twenty new jobs for local people. We have now opened our second store in Cardiff and used extra Cheltenham staff to help support the business during the first few months. Without the grant, we would not have been able to achieve our goal of opening our business and would have struggled to keep our heads above water.’’ Council leader Steve Jordan said: ‘’Through the scheme we have been able to encourage many new business start-ups and the development of early stage businesses. While the grants themselves were quite small, targeted in the right way at the right time they made quite a difference. This has helped create a number of new jobs and the scheme was one of the ways we encouraged economic growth through the recession.’’

Helping tenants to get 'switched on' to digital ake sure you're ready for the digital switchover" - that's the message from Cheltenham Borough Homes (CBH) who is urging all its tenants to prepare themselves for when the analogue TV signal is switched off in April 2011.


To help residents prepare for the switchover CBH has created a leaflet which sets out what residents need to know, and what they need to do to make sure that they are ready. The switchover will take place in two stages. On 6 April viewers will lose BBC 2. Two weeks later on 20 April the Ridge Hill transmitter will be turned off and every viewer in the county will lose the signal for BBC 1, ITV, Channel Four and Five. Chris Williams, Head of Property Services at CBH said: "We've completed digital upgrades on our communal properties but for those residents living in maisonettes and houses the responsibility lies with them to make sure they

are ready. We don't want people to leave it to the last minute and risk losing their TV signal. We hope that the guide we have produced will cover all they need to know." Older and disabled tenants can get extra help to switch their TV to digital. Run by the BBC, the Switchover Help Scheme offers to install all the equipment needed and provide clear and simple advice, along with a 12 month aftercare service. To be eligible for the scheme you must: • be aged 75 or over • get or could get Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Constant Attendance Allowance or mobility supplement • have lived in a care home for six months or more • are registered blind or partially sighted The leaflet 'Get set for digital' is available at CBH area offices in Oakley, Whaddon, at Coronation Square and online at For more information on the Switchover Help Scheme call 0800 40 85 900 or visit

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SALES & WANTS SALES & WANTS Miscellaneous BRAND new Dreams Wooden Headboard (Aston). a double, originally £169 in Dreams but I missed the returns date so will sell for £70. 07970941831 MODERN Grey framed single bed with mattress GBP £40 ono, Tel: 01242 771789. THUNDERBIRD'S play island with a few vehicles GBP £7, Tel: 01242 771789. ere at the Cheltenham Advertiser we have some 40 years experience within the industry and for a long time now there has been clearly a need for Cheltenham to have a credible alternative to the papers that are produced in the town.


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EARLY Learning Centre Pirartes Ship original cost GBP £15, original cost GBP £40. Tel: 01242 771789. STREET scene play rug 200 x 100 cms ideal for boy's room. GBP £7. Tel: 01242 771789. 16 paving slabs 3 by 2 free to collector. 01242 675782. HEAVY chrome new nudge bar fir 4x4 or van Vehicle fit known £70 ono. 07941926235. CROSS Trainer (Pro Fitness) Only used twice, vgc £30 01242 690157 CAKE stand three tier swan shaped gold colour, Rings are 12", 9" and 6" with removable decorative wire trim. Used once cost £65 will accept £40. 07779 008327 PH RECOVERY Sracp cars, Vans wanted, Cash Paid 07778 358408. MANUAL recliner chair. Barely used. Very good condition. £100. 07791 547921 COSSATO drop side cot with mattress. Good condition. £70. 07791 547921. RABBIT hutch on legs and suitable for outside use its brand new and can deliver £30. 02476 650279 or 07885 632473.

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CARAVAN FOR SALE Coachman Mirage 1996. Double both ends, Shower room, Kitchenette, Central Heating, Blinds and fly screens to windows, Full working order, Pet/Smoke free, No Damp, Very Clean, Many extras...including awning, groundsheets, alko hitch, hook up and go.

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Call 01676 532488 or 07969039446 BLACK Nintendo ds lite £50 ono. Evesham 07783 955281 after 4pm YAMAHA classical acoustic guitar, excellent condition, full size £50 ono. 07881 681146. BOSCH washing machine, good working order, 1200 spin, easy care/hand wash settings, bargain £40. 07848 104073. LOTS of pieces of furniture, bedside cabinets, beds, mattresses, cabinets, vacuum cleaners, some new, TV's colour remote, some flat screen some portable, stereo systems, home entertainment surround sound speaker systems, milk shake machine, hairdryers, some absolutely brand new, cctv security system digital with all instruction manuals, single camera, ideal for home use, all various prices, 07928 531977 PRESTBURY CARS OF CHELTENHAM Quality used cars for sale. 01242 228749 WOODEN bar stools, set of 2, nice solid items £30 for the pair, 07928 531977 WANTED Labrador puppy. Call 01242 522792.

STEAM centre iron with purpose ironing board and spare bottles of water. If you hate ironing, this really takes the effort away, excellent condition, whole package worth about £250, will sell £75 for it all 07928 531977 PINK dralon recliner chair, great condition, manual lever style, nice upright piece of furniture, will recline all the way to sleep position or just first level as a foot rest, bargain £25. 07928 531977 BED linen, bedding items, all in single, double and king size. Sheets, pillow cases, pillow protectors, antibacterial covers, waterproof covers, pillows, quilts in protecting liners, blankets, quilt sets, bed sets, valance sheets, fitted or boxed, bed sets, with matching curtains available, flat sheets, fitted sheets, items starts from 50p, and all sold for animal welfare.07928 531977 TABLECLOTHS, a lot of white and cream, some patterned, some laced, round, square and rectangle, various sizes from small to large, items from £2, all sold for animal charity/ welfare 07928 531977

LOTS of unwanted xmas presents donated for sale, perfumes, watches, toys, me to you gifts, picture frames, clothes, tuskers figurines, simpsons gifts, games, all brand new and boxed, all various prices and sold for animal charity/welfare 07928 531977 TWO black office swivel chairs, both rise and fall, one small and one large with arms, £5 and £15 07928 531977 RABBIT run 6ft long apex type with a door for access its brand new and can deliver £40. 02476 650279 or 07885 632473. LOTS and lots of cuddly small to really big, lots of winnie the pooh characters, some singing or talking, loads of lovely cute toys, all items from 50p, sold for animal charity/welfare 07928 531977

RABBIT run 6ft long apex type with a door for access its brand new and can deliver £40. 07885 632473. VERY large trailer load of softwood unseasoned delivered locally £39 Evesham 07581 659611 PINE drawer bedside cabinet £5 07792050488 PINE mug tree & cups £2 07792050488

PINK girls pushbike used £10 07792050488 TWO rolls of new, unused carpet £8 for two will seperate 117cm x 162cm pink carpet and 400cm x 167cm sage green carpet would fit toilet or small landing. Contact 01242 245229 3 drawer bedside cabinet £5 07792050488 GIRLS ski jacket & trousers £15 07792050488.

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leevely memorials is an independant family buisness, well respected by it's customers for offering a friendly, caring proffesional service when it is most needed.


being the most talented of master craftsmen, hand carving bespoke lettering and carved designs. With Christopher and Philips perfectionism we hope our company will continue to grow.

The attention to detail on each and every memorial and kind manner in which our customers are treated is why our buisness has progressively grown.

We would like to invite you to our beautiful showroom where you can view over 80 of our highest quality traditional and bespoke memorials, and to our fully equipt workshop where you can meet our master craftsmen and see them at work.

Losing someone special is the hardest thing in the world to come to terms with, we are here to help and guide you through the options available to ensure you have a bespoke memorial which is a fitting tribute to your loved one at a cost you can afford.

A t Cleevely memorials our reputation is your guarentee.

Our aim is to make things as stress free as possible "Your loss is our concern" 2010 was a particularly important year for us as our eldest son joined the company, following in his fathers footsteps and making it truely a family buisness. 2011 is set to be very exciting for us, with the relaunch of our website and the opening of our larger more comfortable offices due for April. We have also been lucky enough to be able to welcome Philip Boulton into our company. Philip is very well known in Cheltenham and surrounding areas by both his previous customers and fellow monumental masons for

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However you want to spend your leisure time, there will be something for you at Rivers at Gloscol!


ituated within Gloucestershire College in Cheltenham, the Fitness Room is perfect - no matter what your level of fitness is. There are 38 top spec Technogym cardiovascular and resistance machines, as well as free weights. Their friendly and qualified instructors are always on hand to assist you with advice, motivation and workout programmes. The Rivers Group Exercise offers a wide range of classes; from high intensity sessions such as Circuit Training and Zumba, through to the relaxing atmosphere of Pilates. There is an outdoor court which is ideal for Tennis and 5-a-side football. In fact, the size of the outdoor court is the official 5-a-side football size! If you’re fed up with the overcast days, then you can use the upright sunbed on site to top up your tan and retain that healthy glow to your skin! There are several membership options, such as Student Membership, Public Membership and Annual Membership, to name a few. With those Memberships, you will get unlimited access to the Fitness Room and Exercise Classes. You will also have the ability to book your place in a class a week in advance whilst non-members can only book 2 days in advance. There are no contracted membership length or tie-in, so a Rivers Membership is the ideal way to make the most of the facilities! Having said that, you don’t need to be a member to use the facilities and choose to ‘Pay As You Go’ instead – this is ideal if you’re unable to regularly attend Rivers at Gloscol for any reason. All you need to do is pop into the centre and pay to attend one of the exercise classes – it really is as simple as that! You can also pay to use the Fitness Room have a session for as you like - provided you have been given an induction first. Whether you’re a member or not, free parking is available on site. So why not pop in one day and see the fantastic service for yourself?! Keep an eye on for more updates!






Tips: How To Prevent Obesity Be Active Simple activities, such as climbing the stairs instead of using lifts, morning and evening walk in the park and swimming, can bring about tremendous changes in your lifestyle. Such activities will not only help you burn excess fat, but also help you stay active. Start doing light to moderate exercises for thirty minutes, five times a week. Switch over to the tough exercises, once you have gained stamina and strength. You may also join a health club or gym and socialize with like-minded individuals.

weight gain at an early stage. This will prevent your weight gain from being too much to get off.

Keep A Check On Your Weight Monitor your weight regularly. Weigh yourself at least once a week. This will help you figure out how much extra flab you have lost by doing simple activities or workout. In case you are being inactive and not eating healthy, you will be aware of the

Stay Away From Junk Food One of the prerequisites of staying healthy is avoiding junk foods. The smart way to stay away from junk food is not to buy them at all! Avoid frequenting the fast food chains. Keep junk food out of your house as well. If you really like stuff like pizza and burgers, indulge in them not more than once or twice a month.

Drink Plenty Of Water Drinking lots of water will help your body detoxify all the impurities present in the system. Doctors recommend that you to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water a day. Having a glass of warm water in the morning, with half a lemon squeezed in it, is also a good idea. Remember, water cleanses and rejuvenates your skin as well.

Eat Slowly & Only When You Are Hungry Do not cut any of the three meals per day. Rather, divide them into small meals, stretched over a gap of 2-3 hours. At the same time, cut off highcalorie snacks in between the meals. Eat small portions of food and do not gulp them down. Do not stuff yourself with food when you are not hungry. Eat only when your body signals you to have food. Eat slowly because the stomach takes some time to feel ‘full’. Diet Your diet should be balanced, with fruits, vegetables and whole grains included in it. An obese adult should have at least five servings of low-sugar fruits and vegetables on a day. A vegetable serving shall include one cup of raw or one and half cup of cooked vegetables. One piece of fresh fruit and one and half cup of canned fruit are included in a serving of fruit. You should avoid fruits and vegetables that are high in calories, like mango.

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Best Bar None scheme launches in Cheltenham T

he national award scheme, ‘Best Bar None’ (BBN), officially launches in Cheltenham today following a successful pilot last year which saw seven licensed premises come on board.

knowledge and skills of enforcement and regulation agencies, licensees and bar staff to help them responsibly manage licensed premises.” Trevor Gladding, community protection manager for Cheltenham Borough Council, continues: “There is a popularly held belief that the town centre is a ‘no-go’ area after dark due to problems of disorder and drunkenness. The reality is however that due to the successful partnership working of police, council, health and other partner agencies, and the licensed trade itself, the town centre is safer than it has been for years.” Cheltenham licensing officer, PC Andy Cook, says: "Cheltenham Police are committed to tackling crime and disorder connected with the night time economy. We are fortunate that we have a great working relationship with licensees across the town. Cheltenham is a safe place to enjoy an evening out and this scheme will endorse and build on the good work that is already taking place."

Cheltenham is the first district in the county to sign up to the national scheme which is supported by the Home Office. BBN is aimed at promoting responsible management of alcohol licensed premises and reducing alcohol related crime and disorder in town centres by building a positive relationship between the licensed trade, police and local authorities. Cheltenham has the largest night time economy between Birmingham and Bristol. At the launch, Cllr Anne Regan - Cheltenham’s mayor, presented the borough’s first batch of successful award winners from the pilot with their certificates and plaques. A further five applications are currently being processed and it is hoped that up to 20 venues will win accreditation within the next 12 months. To achieve this, venues have to show that they are professionally managed with clear policies and Colourfence is an innovative steel fencing product that offers better value for money over time. We have been operating in the Gloucestershire area for nearly 2 years now, with many pleased procedures in place for the customers to date. prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public Colourfence features a 25 Year Product Guarantee, meaning your fence is guaranteed not to rot, warp, rust or peel. This is where the better value comes into play, and why timber simply cannot nuisance and the protection of compare. Our customers also note the fact that our fencing doesn’t require time consuming annual treatments, painting or maintenance. children from harm. Cllr Klara Sudbury, Cabinet member Aswell as offering customers better value for money, and the absence of maintenance, Colourfence also looks amazing in any garden environment, with 4 different colours available to mix and match to for housing and safety, says: “We suit your home. Why not explore the possibilities further by visiting our website or requesting a hope that Best Bar None will prove to brochure. be as successful here in Cheltenham as it has been in other parts of the country. Last but not least our product is locally manufactured and we offer a professional fitting service. So not contact the team today for an obligation free quote, or alternatively please visit our website “By continuing to work together with why and take advantage of our ready reckoner facility. our partners and local FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE ANY QUESTIONS ANSWERED PLEASE establishments, we hope that we can CONTACT OUR FRIENDLY TEAM continue to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol, and improve the Telephone: 08450 956926

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ColourFence the sensible choice... Colourfence is a unique STEEL FENCING product that is guaranteed not to rot, warp, rust or peel. Built to withstand winds of up to 130mph and all while improving the overall look and privacy of your garden. Built to last and with no maintenance required along with varied colours and heights, Colourfence is the sensible choice in fencing. Colourfence, originally from Australia where it makes up 40 percent of the fencing market, is a rapidly expanding product in the UK and Ireland.

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Servicing the local area


heltenham Double Glazing Services is a local family business which is situated in Cheltenham servicing the local area, prominently covering most of Gloucestershire within a 20 mile Radius. With over 25 years experience in manufacture and installation within the double glazing industry, Cheltenham Double Glazing is able to provide high quality workmanship and a professional reliable service. We offer both an installation and a maintenance service for all of our customers. We can also supply windows, doors and conservatories to the trade and DIY, with a surveying and delivery service also available. We have gained a reputation for excellence, and many of our previous customers are happy to recommend us to both friends and family. .


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To advertise call 01242 639518

Tell Me on a Sunday

Saturday 26th March

The Spirit Of Pink Floyd Show @ Cheltenham Town Hall

Tuesday 15th to Friday 18th

The Caucasian Chalk Circle


Monday 28th March

The Cheltenham Festival and Gold Cup

Gloucester Jazz Live

@ The everyman Featuring Claire Sweeney

@ The Bacon Theatre

@ Cheltenham Town Hall

@ The Racecourse

Tuesday 29th March to Sunday 3rd April

The Irish Village

PeterPan On Ice

@ The Brewery

Saturday 19th March

Stephen K Amos

@ The Everyman

Wednesday 30th March 2011 to Sunday 3rd April

@ Cheltenham Town Hall

The Moscow State Circus

Sunday 20th March

@ Cheltenham Racecourse

Steeleye Span

Thursday 31st March to 3rd April

Monday 21st March

Cheltenham Poetry Festival

Ed Byrne

Various venues, please see

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Friday 1st April Monday 21st to Saturday 26th March

The Reluctant Debutante

John Cooper Clarke @ Cheltenham Town Hall

Saturday 2nd April

Chas 'n' Dave CHELTENHAM @ The Everyman

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Wednesday 23rd March

FARMERS MARKET Howlers at the Hall

Official Hollyoaks Charity Football Match After Party

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@ Dakota

Thursday 7th April

The Founding Bringing the finest locallyTim produced Vine food & Gardeners @ Cheltenham Town Hall rink to your town centre and providing you

@ The Bacon Theatre with the opportunity to support the farmers, Friday from 15th April growers and producers the Thursday 24th March area where you live. Jake & Elwood -

Are'Chubby' you what you eat? Perhaps. Roy Blues Brothers Are you what you grow? Definitely. Brown Show Come and find out! @ Cheltenham Town Hall

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THE ESSENTIAL DATES JANUARY 2011 TO DECEMBER 2011 March 25th April 8th & 22nd May 13th & 27th June 10th & 24th July 8th & 29th August 12th & 26th September 9th & 30th October 14th & 28th November 11th & 25th December 9th & 23rd* (*WEEK EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS)

9.00am - 3.00pm IN THE PROMENADE The Farmers Market is operated on behalf of Cheltenham Borough Council by Grenchurch Markets Ltd. (01608 652556)






Beer & Wine Curries Soups Duck Sausages Desserts Honey . . .

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Cheltenham Farmers Market . . . Beef Lamb Pork Poultry Bacon

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A new generation of hotels offering spacious, comfortable rooms, quality food and friendly service. Our UK Hotels offer high quality accommodation in convenient locations at a great price. Future Inns hotel Plymouth is ideal for both business and leisure travellers to England's South West. Accommodation at all of our hotels is modern, spacious and extremely comfortable with individual air conditioning, free TV internet access and free local phone calls. At Plymouth we have our own Fishbone Restaurant and Bar so you don't have to go too far for a delicious meal or a relaxing drink. There's a full suite of rooms and facilities for your business meetings, presentations and dinners and you don't have to worry about parking; that's always free at Future Inns. In Plymouth itself, and within a few minutes of the hotel, there are many things to see and do including: - The National Marine Aquarium - Plymouth Hoe - Theatre Royal - Plymouth Pavilions - The Barbican - Plymouth Gin Distillery - Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery - Plymouth Mayflower Exhibition … and of course the many shops, restaurants and galleries that this vibrant city has to offer.

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Our Plymouth hotel is also ideally situated for attractions a little further afield such as the Eden Project, Dartmoor National Park, the beautiful coastline and many areas of outstanding natural beauty. If you'd like more information on days out and what to do in the area please check out our Plymouth weekend guide. Don't forget, you don't need to take our word for just how good the Future Inns hotel Plymouth is. Simply check out our customer reviews direct from Tripadvisor and read the glowing reports that our guests have left. Many visitors to our hotel try us for the first time on the recommendation of a friend or after reading the hotel testimonials on-line. So, if you are looking for accommodation in Plymouth, think about giving Future Inns Plymouth a try. You won't be disappointed. We must say that we're proud of our reputation here in the UK and we hope to share that reputation with you soon. So come and stay with us for the 'Rest of Your Life'.

Nestling just before the Airport and approximately 3 miles outside of Plymouth is the Future Inn which is used prodimently by the business community Monday to Friday and the paying public Friday evening to Sunday night. The Future Inn is an excellent base to explore the delights of the City attractions and surrounding areas. The hotel in our opinion offers the best value of any hotels that we have ever visited. 4 star value for 2 star prices. The members of staff are all very friendly and attentive. When we got to our room we found it spotlessly clean and comfortable with mist free mirrors and lovely lighting. If you had the time you could comfortably sit and watch some television or enjoy a bottle of wine (with the nice touch of the ice machine just down the hall). The beds are to die for and simply you find it hard to get out of them. We had arranged to meet family who live in the area for dinner and the restaurant did not disappoint. The food was served in great portions and it was very well presented. The food was piping hot and the menu was very varied. We could only manage two courses and we were fit to burst afterwards. We would like to thank waiters Mohsen and Pawel who made us feel very welcome and special. In conclusion we would not hesitate in recommending the Future Inn as a place to stay for a short city break. You will not be disappointed with the price and quality.

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Hints and tips for renting property 1.

Make sure you have the details ready of who is going to provide your references (e.g. employers, previous landlord or agent, bank account etc.) before you enter into any negotiations with a landlord.

exactly what the agent's responsibilities are in relation to your property. If they are only responsible for letting the building, find out who is responsible for managing and maintaining the property get their contact details!

2. If you are paying a

6. The agent will want to

'reservation' or 'holding' deposit whilst your application for a tenancy is processed, make sure you get a receipt for your money. This receipt should detail the circumstances under which you may, or may not, get your money back in the event of any problem being found with your application.

7. Responsibility for the

3. Remember that you may need to pay a minimum of 1 month's rent in advance and a damages deposit bond in addition to any other charges due to the agent. Make sure that you find out exactly what these amounts will be and arrange to have the amount available immediately in 'cleared funds' (banker's draft, cash, building society issued cheque) ready for you to use.

4. Before you arrange a date and time to sign the tenancy agreement make sure that you and your fellow tenants (if any) have all seen a copy and read it through it completely. Everyone should fully understand his or her obligations. Ask questions to clarify any aspect of the tenancy agreement that you are unclear about. All tenants must sign the tenancy agreement before they can move in.

5. The agent will have certain obligations, varying from just letting the property to both letting and managing the property. Make sure you find out

make regular checks on the property. Arrange a mutually convenient time for these checks and make a note of it. property rests with you, the tenant. You will be responsible for making sure the building is secure. You will also need to report any gas or electrical problems. If the property is leasehold, you may also be bound by any rules and regulations affecting all residents within the block contained in the head lease.

8. Make sure you ask for copies of all relevant safety certification, i.e. gas and electric. Keep all of your documents (such as insurance policy, copy of tenancy agreement, safety certificates, inventory) together in a file. Keep this file in a safe place!

9. After you have signed the tenancy agreement but before you move in, contact your service providers (gas, electric, telephone). You may be required to pay a deposit before they will connect you. It is also worth noting that British Telecom carry out a credit check on customers before activating a line. Once you have moved in, make sure that you take meter readings and inform the relevant utility companies. You should also take a reading and inform the relevant companies when you move out.

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2006 Citroen Berlingo 1.9 Diesel Enterprise Van


1999 Citroen Saxo VTR 1.6

2005 Daihatsu Sirion 1.3 SE Automatic


2005 Fiat Panda 1.1 Active

2004 Ford KA 1.3

2002 Ford Mondeo 2.5 Zetec






2002 Ford Galaxy 1.9TDi Automatic

62000 miles, White, 4 door van, diesel, manual, Full service history in outstanding condition having been used privately hence no Vat.

74000 miles, Silver, 3 door hatchback, petrol, manual, This is a very clean and original VTR having been owned and supplied locally.Only group 5 insurance and offers excellent value.

4317 miles, Shining Red, 5 door hatchback, petrol, automatic, 1 local lady owner with Full Service History.

41000 miles, Black, 5 door hatchback, petrol, manual, 2 owners from new + only group 1 insurance.

43000 miles, Pepper Red, 2 door hatchback, petrol, manual, 1 local lady owner with full Ford service history.

59000 miles, Stardust Silver, 5 door hatchback, petrol, manual, 2 owners with full service history and full body styling.

77000 miles, Machine Silver, 5 door mpv, diesel, automatic, 2 owners from new.A rare 7seat automatic diesel.

2005 Honda Civic 1.6 V-Tec Sport

2004 Honda Accord 2.0i V-TEC Estate

2004 Honda Jazz 1.4 SE

2006 Hyundai Coupe 2.0 Atlantic

2005 Hyundai Accent 1.3 GSi


2006 Hyundai Amica 1.1 CDX

2005 Mazda MX-5 2.0 Option Pack



57000 miles, Cosmic Grey, 3 door hatchback, petrol, manual, 1 lady owner with a full Honda service record. This stunning sports hatch is only group 6 insurance.




58000 miles, Meteor Silver, 5 door estate, petrol, manual, 1 Local owner with a full Honda service record.

56000 miles, Star Silver, 5 door hatchback, petrol, manual, Full service history from new.

42000 miles, Silver, 3 door coupe, petrol, manual, Stunning condition low mileage example of this highly attractive coupe backed up with a full Hyundai service history.


77000 miles, Ice Blue, 3 door hatchback, petrol, manual, 1 lady owner with full Hyundai service history.

23000 miles, Flame Red, 5 door hatchback, petrol, manual, 1 owner with full service history from new.

40000 miles, Galaxy Grey, 2 door cabriolet, petrol, manual, 1 owner with full Mazda service history.

2007 Mitsubishi L200 2.5DI-D 4Work Pick Up

2004 Nissan Primera 1.8S

2003 Peugeot 206 1.4XT SW

2002 Peugeot 206 1.6S Cabriolet

2008 Peugeot 206 1.4 Look

2000 Renault Scenic 2.0 16v Monaco RX4

2007 Renault Modus 1.4 Dynamique






88000 miles, Sidobre Grey, 5 door estate, petrol, manual, 1 local lady owner with full Peugeot service history.

85000 miles, Silver, 2 door cabriolet, petrol, manual, Full Black leather trim with Air Conditioning.

25000 miles, Moonstone, 3 door estate, petrol, manual, 1 lady owner from new with full Peugeot service history.

£6995+vat 89000 miles, Silver, 2 door pick-up, diesel, manual, 1 owner with full service history.

83000 miles, Ecosse Blue Pearl, 5 door hatchback, petrol, manual, Super value family hatch with many safety features,only group 8 insurance and Japanese reliability.It has recently had a full service.

61000 miles, Metallic Green, 5 door estate, petrol, manual, A Very rare high specification 4x4 vehicle presented in a stunning condition backed up with a full Renault service history and full Black leather trim.

£5490 20000 miles, Sea Blue, 5 door hatchback, petrol, manual, 1 local lady owner with full Renault service history.

Servicing to all car makes and models - repair work or bodywork Comprehensive finance, leasing and associated insurance packages

2007 Renault Grande Scenic 2.0 Dynamique Automatic 7 Seats

£5750 54000 miles, Ice Blue, 5 door estate, petrol, automatic, 2 owners from new with full service history.

2005 Toyota Corolla 1.6 Colour Collection Automatic

£5990 61000 miles, Igneous Grey, 5 door hatchback, petrol, automatic, 2 owners with full service history + NAVIGATION SYSTEM.

2006 Renault Clio 1.2 Campus

2001 Renault Clio 1.2 Expression +16v

2006 Subaru Impreza 2.0 R Sport

2005 Suzuki Alto 1.1 GL

2006 Toyota Avensis 1.8 VVT-i T3-S







30000 miles, Silver, 3 door hatchback, petrol, manual, 1 lady owner with a full Renault service history +factory Tilt/Slide glass sunroof.

38000 miles, Aqua Blue, 5 door hatchback, petrol, manual, 2 owners with full service history from new.

57000 miles, Blue Mica, 4 door saloon, petrol, manual, 2 owners with a full dealer service record and a Thatcham approved cat 1 alarm.

59000 miles, Red, 5 door hatchback, petrol, manual, 2 owners with full dealer service history and only £30/year road tax.

47000 miles, Magnetic Grey, 5 door hatchback, petrol, manual, A Lovely low mileage example of this ultra reliable model backed up with a full service history.

27000 miles, Lucerne Silver, 3 door hatchback, petrol, automatic, 1 Owner with full Toyota service record.

2005 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Breeze

2004 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SRi 16V

2007 Volkswagen Caddy 2.0SDi Van

2001 Volkswagen Polo 1.6 GTi

2004 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 FSi SE

2005 Volkswagen Golf 1.9TDi Sport







51000 miles, Star Silver, 5 door hatchback, petrol, manual, 1 Local owner with full Vauxhall service history in showroom condition.

51000 miles, Sapphire Black, 3 door hatchback, petrol, manual, A rare sports model but only group 5 insurance.

84000 miles, White, 5 door van, diesel, manual, 2 owners with full VW service history in superb condition.

93000 miles, Satin Silver, 3 door hatchback, petrol, manual, 2 lady owners with full service history, Climate control and 15 inch BBS alloys.

55000 miles, Diamond Black, 5 door hatchback, petrol, manual, 1 lady owner with full Volkswagen service history.

76000 miles, Diamond Black, 5 door hatchback, diesel, manual, 2 owners with full dealer service record and 6 speed.

2005 Toyota Yaris TSpirit 1.3 Automatic

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PEUGEOT 306 2001 Y 50,000 miles,Dark blue, ABS, Air con, CD, E/Mirrors, E/Windows, PAS

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Call our sales team on 01242 639518 or email Alternatively send your car details to The Cheltenham Advertiser, Unit 9, Basepoint Business Centre, Vale Park, Evehsam, Worcestershire WR11 1GP ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE

‘They say 'word of mouth' is the best advertisment and that certainly has been our experience', says Tony Hughes, of The French Car Centre. He continues, 'since openning in May last year our keen prices, special offers, local, personal service and skilled quality work seems to have hit the spot with Cheltenham French car owners. Good news travels fast!'. Our collection and delivery service is proving very popular as is the provision of courtesy cars both services are free of charge. We welcome enquiries to quote and we are always happy to give expert advice, this often saves customers money! If you own a French why not give Tony a ring for advice or a low cost quote.

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