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SIMPLYSPALDING Issue 61 April 2013 www.simplyspalding.co.uk

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to the April issue! I cannot believe I am already writing the welcome letter for the April issue, 2013 is flying by at a scary rate. Did you give something up for lent? Have you managed to keep it up? I find it’s a bit like New Year resolutions, I always manage to find an excuse why not to do this or that. Maybe one day I will have the conviction to stick to something but Easter is here and so there’s my downfall…CHOCOLATE! I have already dusted down the garden furniture and BBQ in anticipation for the better weather, I have often said I am sure I should have been born in a warmer country, I feel a different person once the warm sun hits my face.

Camping & caravnning Get your rucksack packed, your sleeping bag in the car and head off to find out what all the hype is about.

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National Pet Month

You may remember last month I talked about where I hoped to visit this year? Last month we visited Reykjavík in Iceland and I can highly recommend it for pure unspoilt, natural beauty. We crammed a lot into our 5 days there – spa treatments, off roading on glaciers, a snowmobile tour, city walks as well as enjoying plenty of gorgeous food. I always try to sample the local cuisine and so this time it was puffin and minke whale. I have to admit the puffin was nice, similar to duck but the minke whale wasn’t for me. Then I’m not a huge red meat fan anyway. In this issue we are introducing a new feature for the spring/summer – Get Outdoors, we will look at how you and all the family can make the most of the longer days, hopefully better weather and have some fun without costing the earth. This month we have worked with The Caravan and Camping Club to look at how to get at one with nature and sleep under the stars, so to speak! As it’s now spring this issue would not be complete without an article on Spring cleaning, so grab your rubber gloves and read our guide to getting your house sparkling from top to bottom on page 40. To keep updated with advice, recipes and what’s on locally visit www.simplyspalding.co.uk. There’s even a for sale section, so you may pick up a bargain too! If you would like to get in touch then please email editor@simplyspalding.co.uk or call me on 0845 676 9295; we always appreciate your feedback and questions.

As a nation of pet lovers, national pet month is the perfect way to raise awareness of responsible pet ownership. Find out how you can get involved.

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Charity portrait for Father’s Day! Local photographer Catherine Carter is to once again hosting the popular charity portrait day in aid of Holbeach Hospital. This portrait day is far from traditional portaiture, the scene will be set with fun and relaxed in mind, with Vintage apple boxes,apples, hay bales, vintage dolls pram, bunting, vintage type writer, etc The portrait will take place in the grounds of Holbeach Hospital on Sunday June 2. The fee for a sitting which will all go to Holbeach Hospital is £25 per sitting.

SMT Celebrate 15 years SMT, Holbeach are celebrating 15 years in business, so to celebrate this they have offered extra discounts off new machinery purchased until the end of March. Discounts apply to selected products with the option of free delivery as well. All machines will come with a PDI and a personal demonstration ready for you to use. Starting from a garden shed repairing lawnmowers in 1998, the company has grown and progressed in main dealers for such brands as Stihl, Viking, Hayter, Toro, Briggs & Stratton and Atco. SMT have a spacious showroom, fully equipped workshop and stores. The workshop technicians are factory trained so offer the highest level of service. The business is based on quality of sale rather than quantity of sale so feel assured they will recommend the best machine for you. Whether it be a lawnmower, strimmer, chainsaw, hedge trimmer, pressure washer or spare part SMT can help you. Visit their new premises at Unit 35 Fleet Road Industrial Estate, Holbeach, PE12 8LY or call 01406 426629.

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For more information visit www.catherinecarterphotography.co.uk, call 01406 425628 or 07799 481565.

SHDC makes savings of £1.6m A total of £1.6m has been saved by South Holland District Council thanks to Compass Point, the shared services company the Council set up with East Lindsey District Council. The company has netted the savings over two years since 2010-11 – when compared with the costs previously incurred. The joint saving for the two Councils is £4.3m which is shared in proportion to the relative sizes of the two authorities. These savings have contributed to South Holland’s ability to reduce the cost of Council Tax to residents without reducing service levels over three years. Compass Point Business Services (East Coast) Ltd, which operates out of Priory Road, Spalding, and Manby Park near Louth, runs the council’s IT, HR, Finance, Revenues, Benefits and Customer Services.

Economies of scale and a fundamental review of processes have enabled these savings by introducing more efficient ways of operating by sharing staff and systems. In August 2010, 298 people transferred into the company from both councils – the company now employs 223 people and has created 11 apprenticeship positions. Councillor Paul Przyszlak, Deputy Leader of South Holland and Chairman of the Company Board said: “Compass Point Business Services continues to provide the Council with important savings at a time when we are dealing with year-on-year reductions in our funding. It is providing value for money at a time when there are great pressures on the public purse.”

Handmade in Moulton An Arts and Crafts event will be held in The Methodist Church at Moulton selling merchandise all handmade in the village, items to treasure which are different, imaginative, and unique. Come and see what the people of Moulton can make - needlecrafts of all sorts (including patchwork and knitwear) hand-crafted jewellery, cards, hand thrown pots, paintings by local artists, sugar and spice items, preserves, and many other products. The event will take place on May 3, 4, 5 & 6. The Church will be open on each day from 10 am to 5pm, except Monday, when the event will close at 4pm. If you would like to participate, or require further information, please contact Valerie Venables Tel. 01406-370140 or email: valerievenables@btinternet.com or Mary Brice on 01406-371209.


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As soon as we have our first hint of spring, we take to clearing out cupboards and draws as part of the annual spring clean!

Introducing Louise Mitchelson to the Mishishi team Louise has over 20 years experience as a hairdresser specialising in cutting and colouring. She has returned to her hometown of Spalding after more than 10 years of working in award winning salons in London and Bedford and has worked with a range of top professional products including Redken, Wella and TIGI. She has continued to learn in all aspects of hairdressing throughout her career and looks forward to working with new products such as Label M at Mishishi. Louise is looking to build a new client base as well as welcoming her current clients that wish to travel to Spalding. As an introductory offer she is giving 50% off any colour service with a cut and finish until May 31st. This offer is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays with Louise only. Louise and salon owner, Shelley’s friendship goes back years as they used to work together in Spalding at the start of Shelley’s career in 1996! ‘It’s been many years since Lou and I have worked together and I’m looking forward to having her back. She’s a great hairdresser with a bubbly personality, I’m pleased to be reunited with her again’.

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This year the Eye Love My Local Independent Optician campaign is encouraging people of every age to spring clean their health starting with an all important eye test. A quarter of people surveyed recently admitted to not having had their eyes tested for more than two years. It is time to get booked in for an MOT. Under the Eye Love My Local Independent Optician campaign, Andy Molsom of Spalding and Donington, is urging people of every age to book an eye test, to maintain the health of what 75 per cent of those surveyed regarded as their most valued of all the four senses. To find out more about the Eye Love My Local Independent Optician campaign, visit www.eyelovelocal.co.uk to access tips and advice on taking care of your eyes and to locate your nearest independent optician.

Nourishing results for clients At the beginning of the year, Hair by Kate, local freelance hairdresser launched a brand new product the Nano Keratin System. Keeping your hair healthy is one of the challenges faced by the modern woman. We are constantly surrounded by elements that are harmful to our hair, making it important to treat your locks to keep it strong, soft & shiny. The “Nano Keratin System” is a hair straightening & repair system, a breakthrough in the field of hair straightening & repair. The system acts as a semi permanent blow dry treatment, locking particles deep into the damaged hair to mimicking natural keratin and give the result of smooth, shiny hair. The treatment renews your hair & helps it withstand humidity. Before & After photos carried out on a curly haired client. For any further information on this treatment, or to book a free consultation, please visit: www.facebook.com/HairByKate2012 or call: 07979 263873

Bid for a Wedding Package and help a local charity The Butterfly Hospice, Boston is inviting written bids for our spectacular wedding package including: An elegant and exquisite wedding gown (photo above) which will be ordered to fit the size of the winner. Gown donated by and on display at Legends in Emery Lane, Boston. A Glorious Butterfly themed Three Tier Wedding Cake made and donated by the “Cake Lady” in Boston. A beautiful Love Links bracelet donated by Joan Maude (valued at £295). Make up and nails by Perfect Ten in Boston. All the lucky bride has to do is send in her bid to Yvonne Slater at the Butterfly Hospice, Rowan Way, Boston. PE21 9DH by the 30 April. The winner will be the one who sends in the highest bid at the earliest date.


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6th May - Classic Car Show All Sun Installations 10.00am - 4.00pm Classic Car Show, craft flower floats on display. All tickets Testingstalls. &Parade Certification £3, accompanied children under 16 FREE Landlords 19th May -Certificates Toy Fair 13th/14th April - Spring Flower Show Doors Open: 10am - 4pm - FREE parking & Craft Fair Fault Finding Entrance Fee: Adults £2.50, Concessions £2.00, Doors Open: 10am - 4.30pm - FREE Parking Children £1.50 T: David Webb on 01522 698388 Entrance Fee £2.00 - Society Members FREE Fuse Board Upgrades

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7th April - Spalding Model Tractor Show Doors Open: 10am - 4pm - FREE Parking Entrance Fee: Adults £3.50, Under 16s FREE T: Colin Boor on 07710 321471

Contact: Springfields Horticultural Society T: 01775 724843

    

7th/8th June - Quilt Show, workshops and quilting supplier stands

All workDoors carried out by us Open; 10am - 4.30pm - FREE parking Entrance Fee: Adults £6, Seniors £5, Children Doors Open: 10am - 4.30pm - FREE Parking is guaranteed (8yrs - 16yrs) £2 Entrance Fee: £1.25 T: 01775 760529 Tel: Grosvenor Shows on 01406 372600 Parts & Labour Sat 5th LOCAL May - Spalding Flower Parade 21st April - Antiques & Collectors Fair

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Il Divo & Katherine Jenkins (Sheffield Arena) .................Fri 12 April ............................................................................................Row 8 - £108 ............................................................................................Block 106 - £87 Block 217 - £70 Suffolk Coastal Tour only 13 left.....................................Wed 17 April - £35 Woburn Safari Park ..........................................................Sat 20 April ............................................................................................Adult £35 Senior £33 Child £30 St George’s Day Gala at the Royal Albert Hall (afternoon show) ...................................Sun 21 April - £59 Skipton, Canal Boat & Cream Tea ....................................Wed 24 April - £37 Chatsworth House & Gardens only 5 left.......................Sat 27 April ............................................................................................Adult £30 Senior £28 Windsor Leisure Day........................................................Sun 5 May - £23 Legoland............................................................................Sun 5 May - £46 Black Country Living Museum ........................................Wed 8 May ............................................................................................Adult - £39, Senior - £36, Child - £31 Phantom of the Opera (afternoon show) only 13 left ............................................Sat 11 May - £60 Wisley Gardens ................................................................Sun 12 May - Adult - £33, Child - £28, ............................................................................................RHS member £23 The Newmarket Experience ............................................Wed 15 May - £42 Southend-on-Sea..............................................................Sat 18 May - £23 Pensthorpe Wildlife & Gardens.......................................Sat 19 May ............................................................................................Adult - £27, Senior - £25, Child - £24 Muse ..................................................................................Wed 22 May - £79 Chelsea Flower Show ......................................................Sat 25 May - £78 London Leisure Day .........................................................Sat 25 May - £23 The Deep via The Humber Bridge...................................Sun 2 June ............................................................................................Adult - £26, Senior - £24, Child - £24 Stoke Bruerne Canal Village ...........................................Weds 5th June, £30 Hampton Court Palace, Gardens & Maze .......................Sat 8th June, ............................................................................................Adult £37, Senior £35, Child £30 Bon Jovi – Because We can Tour ...................................Sun 9 June - £97 Beating Retreat .................................................................Wed 12 June - £36 Swan Lake at Royal Albert Hall(afternoon show) ............Sat 15 June - £80 BBC Gardeners World Live & BBC Summer Good Food Show .............................................................Sun 16th June, ............................................................................................Adult £39 Senior, £37, Child £23 Settle to Carlisle Steam Railway .....................................Wed 19 June ............................................................................................1st Class - £120 2nd Class - £88 The Killers .........................................................................Sat 22 June - £76 Rod Stewart – Live The Life Tour only 1 left....................Sun 23 June - £93 Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons ..................................Sun 23 June - £82 Beth Chatto Gardens .......................................................Weds 26 June, £27 Warwick Castle .................................................................Sat 29 June, ............................................................................................Adult £32, Senior £29 Child £29 Chelsea FC Museum & Stadium Tour ............................Sun 30 June, ............................................................................................Adult £36, Senior £32, Child £31 Robbie Williams – Take the crown Tour Only 1 left ............................................................................................Tues 2 July £116 Take the Crown Tour (Spalding departure) ........................Tues 2 July - £116 York Leisure/shopping Day .............................................Sat 6 July - £21 Victoria & Albert Science & Natural Museams (Spalding Departure) ..........................................................Sun 7 July -£23 Hyde Hall Gardens ...........................................................Wed 10 July £27, RHS member £21 Duxford Flying Legends Air Show ..................................Sat 13 July - Adult - £46, ............................................................................................Senior - £40, Child - £32 Donington Grand Prix Collection & National Motorcycle Museam .........................................................Sun 14 July - Adult £35, child £29 The Poppy Factory ...........................................................Tues 16 July - £37 Royal Greenwich ..............................................................Sun 21 July - £23 Bletchley Park- National Codes Centre ............................Weds 24 July ............................................................................................Adult £43, Senior - £42, Child £42 Lords Cricket Grounds Museam & Tour ........................Sat 27 July - Adult £36, Child £31, ............................................................................................Senior £ 31 RHS Flower Show Tatton Park .........................................Sun 28 July - Adult - £40, Child - £23 Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (afternoon show) ................................Wed 31 July - £72 Buckingham Palace State Rooms & Royal Mews (Spalding Departure) ...................Sun 4th August - Adult £47, ............................................................................................Senior £45, Child £37 Buckingham Palace State Rooms & Royal Mews ......................................................Weds 14 August, ............................................................................................Adult £47, Senior £45, Child £37 Bembridge Coast Hotel – 4 night short break only 2 left ............................................Mon 2 September - £344 War Horse (afternoon show)..............................................Thurs 12 September - £73 Harrogate Autumn Flower Show.....................................Sun 15 September ............................................................................................Adult - £32, Child - £21 Wicksteed Park – Hooray for Hollywood .......................Weds 2 October, £40 Horse of the Year Show ...................................................Sat 12 October, Adult £84, Child £78, ............................................................................................Senior £78 Bruno Mars - The Moonshine Jungle Tour........................Sat 12 Oct - £60 Knitting & Stitching Show ...............................................Sun 13 October, £32 York’s St Nicholas Fayre .................................................Sat 30 November, £21 Thursford Christmas Spectacular (afternoon Show, Spalding Departure) ...............................Sun 1 December - £55 Thursford Christmas Spectacular (afternoon Show) ......Tues 3 December -£53 Thursford Christmas Spectacular (afternoon Show) ......Thurs 5 December - £53 Boyzone -BZ20 Anniversary Tour (spalding Departure) .Fri 6 December - £60 Boyzone BZ20 Anniversary Tour ....................................Fri 6 December - £60 Mrs Brown - For the Love of Mrs Brown (Spalding Departure) Only 11 left ......................................Sat 7 December - £52 Thursford Christmas Spectacular (afternoon Show) ......Sun 8 December - £55 JLS .....................................................................................Tues 10 December -£54 Gunton Hall Coastal Village – 3 night short break ............Fri 13th December, £250 Cirque du Soleil - Ouidam at the Royal Albert Hall (afternoon Show) ................................................................Sun 12 January - Adult £84, Child £74 Miranda Hart......................................................................Sun 6th April 2014, £54

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Join the 100 Year Club Sutton Bridge Golf Club is pleased to offer for a limited period, discounted rates for new or experienced golfers to come join them at the superb course. It’s an ideal opportunity to play and be involved with one of the most fascinating and interesting nine hole clubs anywhere in the country. There is a full range of facilities along with a warm and friendly club house, a fully qualified PGA Professional on hand to give newcomers and seasoned campaigners practical and helpful advice on our covered driving range. The club is very keen to strengthen their ladies and mixed sections along with the already large group of seniors and any younger players are of course welcome. Join now as a full member at £495 per year and do not pay again until July 2014. In 2014 Sutton Bridge Golf Club will be celebrating its 100th year and what better time to be part of this historic occasion. To participate in these offers contact the following for an application form email secretary@sbgolfclub.plus.com call 01406 350323 or for more information, go to www.club-noticeboard.co.uk/suttonbridge

Highfield Snip & Tuck There is an ever increasing number of stray dogs & unwanted litters due to a lack of neutering. From speaking to dog owners & veterinary staff the owners of Highfield Kennels, Pinchbeck have found that one of the main reasons people do not get their dogs neutered is the cost.The aim of the charity is to get as many dogs neutered as possible by helping people to pay for this procedure to be done. The charity is now giving out neutering vouchers. The voucher will give you 50% off the cost of neutering. In order to get a voucher you must call the kennels on 01775 761313 between 9am & 1pm or 2pm & 5pm to arrange a time to visit them. The only criteria you have to meet is that you are the owner of the dog and are resident in one of the following places: Pinchbeck, West Pinchbeck, Pode Hole, Spalding, Cowbit, Surfleet, Gosberton, Donnington, Weston, Moulton or Holbeach. You must provide proof of address. The voucher can only be used at Riverside Vets, Spalding and must be used within 1 month of receiving it. 7 www.simplyspalding.co.uk SIMPLYSPALDING

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Spalding High School raise funds for local residential Home A group of sixth form students from Spalding High School have been volunteering at local residential care home Southernwood House. Alex Lott and Felicity Monger, who are joint chair of the Charity Committee for School said, ‘We were inspired to do some fund-raising for Southernwood House, as we wanted enhance the daily life of the residents’. The students have organised a number of cake stalls, a non-uniform day and also sold sweets to children from a local primary school who came to watch the School pantomime ‘Peter Panto’. In total they have raised a staggering £1,124.69. Alex and Felicity would like to thank their committee, staff

and students who have supported and donated to this worthy cause. The money raised will help towards development of the sensory garden at Southernwood House. The students hope that Southernwood House continue to get support from the local community.

Stock appeal for British Heart Foundation in Spalding The British heart Foundation shop has one simple aim – to raise money to save lives. This includes funding for heart equipment for local hospitals, public places, heart nurses, preventative work and awareness of heart disease. Unfortunately, at some point most of us will have family, friends or colleagues who will be touched by heart disease and 100% of the profits raised go towards helping those who suffer. Getting the stock to sell in their shop is becoming increasingly difficult. They have to pay costs for the van, which collects bags from your doorstep, and sometimes these are stolen by persons using them to make a profit for themselves, even though they have been specifically left for our charity. The shop is urging the people of Spalding, Holbeach and the surrounding area to call 01775 713566 for a free collection if they want to donate. The friendly drivers would love to come and pick up your donations. They’ll do it when it’s most convenient to you and free of charge. Also if you’re coming into town you can find the shop in Market Place, you can park right in front of the shop between 9am and 10am or 4pm to 5pm. Everyone can help BHF Spalding by donating good quality clothing, shoes, accessories, CDs, DVDs, books, toys and bric-a-brac. If you’re clearing out your home and you’re struggling to remove that unwanted sofa, wardrobe or Hi-Fi the BHF Kings Lynn Furniture & Electrical Store also offers a free collection for those larger, good quality items which can be booked online at bhf.org.uk/collection.

Safe Local Trades launches NEW website Safe Local Trades, who provide a local register of recommended and vetted tradespeople across the PE Postcode area, are delighted to announce the launch of their brand new website. This free and easy service is now even more userfriendly, providing you with lots of new and enhanced features, and contains comprehensive local related consumer protection news and advice. Users of the service can now have their own Customer Area, where you can keep track of all interactions with members from the register, including viewing a list of your text messages, emails and reviews that have been left; you can also now create your own list of Favourite Members for easy access. When viewing a member’s record, you can now print their profile, send their details to your phone, email the details to an email address, save as a favourite, or share on Facebook. Forget keeping bits of paper or old business cards, view and keep all your favourite local tradespeople in your own personal free online account. If you need a recommendation for a safe, approved local tradesperson then visit www.safelocaltrades. com or call free phone 0800 014 1832 / 01733 530019


Local Contacts Medical Beechfield Medical Centre.................................... 01775 724088 Munro Medical Centre ........................................... 01775 715 999 Pennygate Health Surgery...................................... 01775 710133 Johnson Hospital.................................................... 01775 652000 Pilgrim Hospital..................................................... 01205 364801 Peterborough City Hospital.................................... 01733 678000 NHS Direct.............................................................. 0845 4647

Entertainment South Holland Centre............................................. 01775 764777 Springfields Events Centre...................................... 01775 713253

Dentists

Crescent Dental Practice......................................... 01775 723051 DJ Trawford, JS Shorrock & Ass ............................... 01775 724756 Ernevale House...................................................... 01775 723191 Fen House.............................................................. 08445 769630 Mr Singh................................................................ 01775 760364

Vets

Riverside Veterinary Surgery.................................. 01775 723066 Alder Veterinary Surgery........................................ 01775 766646 Vet Savers .............................................................. 01775 724333

Travel National Rail Enquiries .......................................... 08457 484950 Traveline................................................................ 0871 200 22 33

Utilities Electricity Emergency ............................................ 0800 404090 Gas Emergency....................................................... 0800 111999

General Spalding Police Station .......................................... 01775 722233 South Holland District Council................................ 01775 761161 Post Office.............................................................. 01775 714424 Citizens Advice Bureau..... ..................................... 08444 111444 Samaritans ............................................................01733 312727 Childline................................................................. 0800 1111 Spalding Library.....................................................01522 782010 Registration of Births, Deaths & Marriages............ 01522 782244

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school news Calling teachers, PTA members, pupils... Do you have exciting news at your school? If you would like to share your school news with the local residents please send details to editor@simply-spalding.co.uk. Sir John Gleed School For students and staff at the Sir John Gleed School term 4 is a short but busy term. Exams are taking place throughout March for GCSE students. On Friday 15th February the last day before February Half Term students took part in the Swimming Gala for local secondary schools in the area. Sir John Gleed School Year 8 & 9 boys came second in their race, with Year 10 & 11 girls coming third in their race. Year 9 students have taken part in the Dodgeball tournament and congratulations go to the Boys’ Team who came first and the Girls’ Team who came second and to the Yr11 sports leaders who officiated the games. On Tuesday 26th February the Sir John Gleed School held a memorial service at the St Mary and St Nicholas for Callum Pite, who sadly lost his fight to cancer on New Year’s Day. It was a fitting mark of respect and appreciated by all. We look forward to the fund raising day that is taking place on Friday 22nd March from 12 noon at the school to raise money for Cullum’s charity. The school is raising money for Callum Pite’s Smile Charity to support young people with cancer, on a special non-uniform and activities day on Friday 22nd March.

Ayscoughfee Hall School It has been a busy time for the children at Ayscoughfee Hall School particularly with lots of visits and visitors within the local community helping to enrich the childrens’ learning. The School celebrated World Book Day with the children and teachers dressing up as their favourite book character. There were some fantastic characters represented on the day – everything from Gangster Granny to Little Red Riding Hood. In the week leading up to World Book Day, the Year 3 class visited Spalding Library to see how a library works and took part in a fun book quiz. Years 4 and 5 visited Bookmark and enjoyed looking at the books and seeing how a bookshop is run as well as spending their book day vouchers. Year 6 visited

the newspaper offices to see how the local papers are put together and particularly enjoyed writing their own article whilst on the visit. Reception class had a visit from a local vetinary nurse and were fascinated to learn about her work. The children had great fun bandaging their own toy animal and the visit has added a whole new dimension to their role play in their own vets surgery in the classroom. They also had a visit from Molsons opticians and were intrigued to learn about the different glasses and instruments the optician uses when having an eye test.

Little Treasures Nurseries March was a fun packed month at Little Treasures Nurseries, the staff and children celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as their favourite characters and sharing their favourite books and on Red Nose Day everyone took part in fun activities to help raise money. The fun continues into April, the children will be making links to their own community by learning about the upcoming Spalding Flower Parade and the changing season.

Weston St Mary CE Primary School Holbeach Bank Primary School Holbeach Bank Primary School entered 2013 with a new Head Teacher. Mrs Christine Wright is new to Holbeach Bank, but is no stranger to leadership. She has been Head Teacher at Fleet Wood Lane School for thirteen years and is currently providing Leadership Support to Holbeach Bank School as Executive Headteacher. We have reintroduced Breakfast Club from 8.00 am each morning and all year groups within the school have been to activity events at other schools including a theatre workshop, puzzle and lego days. 10 www.simplyspalding.co.uk SIMPLYSPALDING

Chinese New Year Day was held in school on 8th February and the children enjoyed a taster session buffet which was thoroughly enjoyed. The food was very good and was supplied by the Cyrstal Inn in Spalding. We would like to thank them again for their support. The inter-school Netball tournament on 12th February went very well with the school finishing in second place. Well done to all our players. To celebrate Shrove Tuesday, our breakfast club children enjoyed some home-made pancakes alongside their other healthy breakfast choices.

The children and teachers enjoyed a day out at Cadbury World on 27th February, and a very enjoyable ‘Come Celebrate Lent’ service was held in school on 28th February. Pupils March activities include: “Dress Up for World Book Day” on 7th, Red Nose Day fundraising activites on the 15th, a Holy Week Federated School s Service on 21st, and a Wildlife Show on 22nd.


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Reading Corner

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LIBRARY OPENING HOURS

Spalding Library: Monday 9am – 6pm, Tuesday 9am – 7pm, Wednesday 9am – 7pm, Thursday 9am – 2pm, Friday 9am – 6pm, Saturday 9am – 4pm

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Adults’ Reads of the Month Quick Reads:

A Sea Change by Veronica Henry A Dreadful Murder by Minette Walters

Children’s Read of the Month Batpants by Jeremy Strong

Quick Reads are short novels designed for people who find reading a full length novel too challenging or who simply want an enjoyable short book to pass the time. Both A Sea Change and A Dreadful Murder are around 100 pages long and are written by top selling authors. Every spring a new set of Quick Reads are published to add to the collection. This years’ include Kathy Letter, Andy McNab and Simon Kernick, as well as Veronica Henry and Minette Walters. There is a large selection of these books available for loan at Holbeach Library.

Batpants in the first in a series of books by Jeremy Strong about a wildly hairy orang-utan who loves swinging through trees and eating apple crumble. She lives with the Lovehart family who had huge trouble giving her a name – Dad suggested Lady Henrietta Withering GasTrumpett which did not go down well with children Zak and Finn. Then the orang-utan was dressed as Batman but put the pants on her head and her name was born. Jeremy Strong writes hugely funny stories for younger readers and also has a great website www.jeremystrong.co.uk

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Food is not as described The law says food must match its description. If it doesn’t, you can complain. For example, if you buy salt and vinegar crisps and they turn out to be cheese and onion. Or a dish on a menu is described as ‘fish pie with garlic bread’ but you are surprised to get salad instead of garlic bread. If this happens and you are not happy, you can complain. If the food is from a shop, you can take it back with your receipt and ask for a refund or replacement. Or you could send it to the manufacturer with a letter of complaint and ask them for the refund or replacement.

Complaints about labeling or misleading descriptions If you have a complaint about food or drink labeling or a misleading description you could write a letter of complaint to the manufacturer. Include a copy of the offending label with your letter. You should also report it to trading standards.

What’s on the label A food label must: • not be misleading, false or exaggerated • contain the name of the food • list the ingredients, in descending order of weight. Additives and flavourings have to be included in the list of ingredients. Some foods do not need to have their ingredients listed, for example, alcoholic drinks with more than 1.2% alcoholic strength • indicate whether the food contains genetically modified soya beans or genetically modified maize • include the appropriate date mark • give any special storage conditions or conditions of use • include the name and address of the manufacturer or packer • give details of the place of origin, if failure to do so would be misleading • give instructions for use, if appropriate • indicate the weight or quantity. Normally, this must be given in metric measurement although supplementary detail can be given in imperial measurement and some foods are exempt from the requirement to label their weight in metric measurement • if a nutrition claim is made, give nutritional details in a specified form, for example, the amount of energy provided by 100g or 100ml of the food • show alcoholic strength by volume. There are additional labeling requirements for certain categories of food, for example: • food sold from vending machines • raw milk • pre-packed alcoholic drinks.

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ince opening its doors at the beginning of December last year, the Gurkha Oven restaurant, bar and takeaway, has been introducing new flavours to town diners. Reflective of unique Gurkha Nepalese and Indian cuisine, its style was born in the mountains of the Himalayas and has gone on to become a favourite fare throughout the world. And Ram Bashyal, who owns the restaurant with business partner Depak Chatri, is keen to spread the word even further. “We’re offering classic Indian dishes alongside some traditional Nepalese ones, and so far it’s going very well, we’ve had some very positive response,” he said. “Lots of people have returned many times and say they love the food. Nepalese cuisine isn’t as oily as Indian, and the spice is light as well, although that doesn’t mean it’s mild! “Everything here is fresh cooked, which can mean it sometimes takes ten to fifteen minutes before the starters are served, but we guarantee it’ll definitely be worth the wait.” At lunch time customers can choose a starter, main course and side order all for £6.95, with the menu

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changing every month. On Wednesday & Thursday evenings 3 courses are only £9.95 (t+c apply). Take your pick from a mixed sharing platter accompanied with salad and chutney, or go it alone with garlic mushrooms, onion bhaji or chicken wings to start. Or why not go for one of the team’s signature Nepalese dishes like Mo:Mo - famous traditional dumplings made with chicken mince and various spices served with a special homemade sauce. For mains there’s all the usual curry house favourites - Tikka Masala, Korma, Bhuna and Dhansak alongside Balti, Karahi, Jalfrezi, Madras and Biryani dishes. Or if you’re feeling a little more adventurous you could order one of the Gurkha special main courses, like Lamb Bhutuwa - a traditional speciality dish of diced baby lamb cooked with dried red chilli and crushed garlic. If that doesn’t tickle your tastebuds, Ram suggests an alternative cooked to the same recipe, but with the lamb substituted by chicken or king prawns. While another speciality is a Goat Special Curry - homemade style goat on the bone cooked slowly with a Nepalese recipe. And don’t forget your breads and side orders, of which there’s also an extensive choice.

Gurkha Oven’s extensive main menu boasts more than 120 dishes to tantalise, catering for all tastes, so whether you like your food medium spicy, hot or extra hot you’re guaranteed to find a dish to suit your palette. There’s also a vegetarian selection and a children’s menu too. Set in modern yet traditional surroundings, Gurkha Oven is open seven days a week and boasts seating for 72 diners. Located on the first floor of 12b Sheep Market, it affords customer’s a bird’s eye view of the bustling market town below. But if you can’t bring yourself to leave the comfort of your home, the Gurkha Oven experience can be brought into your own home, thanks to the restaurant’s takeaway service.

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Good old fashioned firms thriving There’s nothing quite like the good service and attention to detail of a traditional, well-established family business. by Kate Chapman

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While across the road AP Sales estate agent was established in 1985 - as well as its Spalding office, the firm has another in Holbeach. Locally owned, the company has been in existence for almost 30 years. A couple of doors down at 37a New Road, you’ll find Welec, which has been looking after Spalding’s photographic needs for decades. The independent retailer sells a wide range of cameras, binoculars, telescopes, tripods, cases plus accessories as well as running a developing service. Just around the corner in Red Lion Street, Image International Hair Salon prides itself on its friendly welcome, and exceptional hairdressing skills in stateof-the-art surroundings. Fronted by the trio of Pep Pasqualino, Trishna Patel and Andy King, Image boasts a talented, multi-award winning creative team, with a passion for hairdressing. A family business through and through, Flowers N Things, also of Red Lion Street, has been a member of Interflora for more than 25 years. As well as fresh flowers, shoppers can browse its extensive range of gorgeous gifts and household trinkets, as well as enjoy a tasty lunch or coffee in its adjacent cafe Penningtons. Mark Forth Independent Funeral Services, is another established family business firmly rooted in New Road and 2013 is their 10th anniversary catering for all families locally and nationally. Having developed an

Among the names lining these streets are many that have been serving the town for several generations. outstanding reputation within the local community, the company offers a caring funeral service for all faiths as well as non-religious funeral services. You can rest assured you’ll be in safe hands if you employ their services. Set at the heart of Spalding’s nightlife the Punchbowl has been a popular New Road venue for many years. With live music, discos and karaoke nights the venue offers a warm welcome to its new as well as regular customers. Other established businesses at the heart of this area include Booths greengrocers, which has been helping make sure town folk get their five a day for as long as anyone can remember, The Barber Shop and the American Burger Bar. So next time you visit Spalding, don’t forget to support these stalwart firms, to make sure they’re here for plenty more generations to come.


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National Pet Month (April 1 – May 6 2013) is back and needs your help to make this the biggest and best nationwide celebration of responsible pet ownership.

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• Put the National Pet Month campaign dates in your diary now – April 1 - May 6, 2013 -and tell your local community about it too! • Sign up as a National Pet Month supporter at www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk It only takes a minute and it’s free! We’ll keep you up-to-date with our activities and send you a free events pack if you’d like to stage your own fundraising event during the campaign. • Talk to your local veterinary practice or other pet organisation, local newspaper or radio station about National Pet Month and work with them to raise money for a favourite pet charity during National Pet Month – April 1 – May 6, 2013. Perhaps they could stage a pet microchipping event, an open day or a bake sale with loads of homemade tasty treats being sold in aid of a pet related good cause, for example? • Look out for National Pet Month events near you or stage your own at a school, business, nursery, club, pub, sports hall or village hall or other venue and nominate a favourite pet charity to raise money for. How about a pet show, dog agility event, pet themed fete or fair or sponsored dog walk? The list is endless. The only limit is your imagination! Last year we had doggie fashion shows, photographic exhibitions and a pet friendly church service, to name but a few! Our free events pack will provide you with all the advice and tips needed to put on a truly memorable fundraiser. • Organise a fundraising event and register it on the interactive National Pet Month map www. nationalpetmonth.org.uk/events/ which will be constantly updated throughout the campaign. Don’t forget to tell to send in loads of pictures. You could even win a prize for the best event! • Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/ NationalPetMonth and on Twitter @NatPetMonthUK and send us pictures of you with your pets which we can use during National Pet Month – April 1- May 6, 2013. Then share our news with your friends and family so they can join in the fun too!

During the campaign there’ll be schools projects and competitions as well as events around the UK so keep checking www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk for updates. National Pet Month’s UK wide campaign features an exciting new theme - Your Pets and you: companions for life which recognises and celebrates the benefits of life-long companionship for pet and owner. So, whether you own a cute kitty, beautiful bunny or a cuddly canine, National Pet Month needs YOU to help celebrate the joys of owning a pet, highlight key messages about good pet care and raise awareness and cash for all those amazing local pet charities. Join us today. Together we really can make a difference to pets’ lives across the UK. National Pet Month - April 1 to May 6, 2013 National Pet Month is a registered charity number 1114880 and is sponsored by Companion Care Vets and Pets At Home. Trustees are the Petfood Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA), the Pet Care Trust and NOAH (National Office of Animal Health).

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MONDAY 22nd to SATURDAY 27th - 7.30pm SATURDAY MATINEE - 1.30pm ANYTHING GOES Tickets £12.50 & £10.00 MONDAY NIGHT and MATINEE £10.00 The Boston Musicak Theatre Group presents the great musical by Cole Porter. Come and see this award winning society present the wonderful musical with all those unforgettable melodies loved by all.

TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY 9th and 10th - 7.30pm JAYNE EYRE Tickets £12.00 and £10.00 The wonderful Hull Truck return with this great version of the ever popular story. Don’t miss it! FRIDAY 12th - 8.OOpm COMEDY CLUB All tickets £10.00 Another great line up of stand up comedians from the comedy circuit. Over 18s only. SAURDAY 13th - 7.30pm THE FUREYS AND DAVY ARTHUR Tickets £18.00 and £16.00 Ireland’s top folk band makes a welcome return to Blackfriars with all their top recordings. A must for all fans of the greatest international folk band of all time.

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SUNDAY 28th - 7.30pm GARY GRACE TRIBUTE TO THE KINGS OF SWING Tickets £12.50 Gary return with his full orchestra and the the swing songs from the likes of Sinatra, Martin, Sammy Davies, Buble and many more. SATURDAY MAY 4th - 7.30pm MIKE HARDING Tickets £15.00 A chance to catch live the irrepressible Mike Harding. First time in Boston. Not to be missed!

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focus on Sheep Market & Pied Calf Yard

Maintaining law and order The most recognisable building overlooking Spalding’s Sheep Market is unquestionably the town’s court house, which has taken prominence since 1843. by Kate Chapman

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he area has an association with law and order dating back much further than this. As recalled by Michael Elsden in his Aspects of Spalding book series, county magistrates had obtained a building in Broad Street to use as a prison as far back as 1619. This House of Correction was rebuilt in 1765 and then a new one was built in the Sheep Market in 1824-5. Finished the following year, it cost around £15,000, and included a chapel, a treadmill, seven airing courts divided into classes plus sixteen day rooms and 48 cells. The jail was used for detaining prisoners of all offences except capital ones, while the average number of prisoners for 1835 is said to have been 39. Several years later in 1851-2 the building was enlarged. A report for 1879 claims the daily average of prisoners was 59 men and 13 women. Punishments consisted of flogging, being put in handcuffs and hard labour enforced by the treadmill - which could accommodate 34 inmates and was used to grind flour and cereals. Other forms of labour included wood chopping and pea-picking. Spalding’s prison closed on March 31, 1884, when the building was bought by John Longstaff for around £1,800. He sold part of the site for a Drill Hall (which was later replaced by the Regent Cinema, then the Trustees Savings Bank and library. Part of the site today is now occupied by a restaurant). Another part of it was used to widen the very narrow Station Street, while the remainder had shops and houses built on it. In fact some the buildings in Station Street and Victoria Street were constructed using leftover materials from the prison. As mentioned earlier, prior to the prison’s closure, another building involved in upholding the law was constructed. The architect who designed the magnificent Sessions House was Charles Kirk, of Sleaford, while the contractors were Booth and Walker, of Bramley, near Leeds.

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Described as ‘a large and handsome building’ by White’s Directory, the court was built in the Tudor style, at a cost of more than £6,000. An inventory lists the materials used as 800,000 bricks, 12,000 cubic feet of stone, 350 chaldrons of lime, 8,000 tons of sand and 4,500 cubic feet of timber. Other items used in the construction were 5,000 tons of shingle, 500 bundles of lath, 12 tons of slate, three tons of iron hooping, 10 tons of sheet lead, 100 barrels of cement and 1,000 feet of superior glass. It was officially opened at the midsummer quarter sessions on June 30, 1843, at the conclusion of which, the grand jury was invited to inspect the new building.

In August 1919 a rather unusual artefact was unveiled outside the court house – a 34 ton tank. The vehicle was presented to the town by the National War Savings Committee, as an acknowledgement of the efforts made during the First World War (1914-18). The wall surrounding the building had to be taken down to get it the machine in place as the gates were too small for it to pass through. And there it remained until May 1937, when a sub-committee of councillors agreed to its removal. It was disposed of for scrap metal. More than 150 years later the magnificent building it is still home to the Spalding’s Magistrates’ Court, which deals with a range of criminal, family and youth court issues for cases from across south Lincolnshire.

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Spring into action with some serious cleaning

Spring is just around the corner - and that means it’s time to get ready for the new season by giving your house a good once over. Sounds like an unenviable task doesn’t it, but we guarantee you’ll feel much better once you’ve got stuck in. by Kate Chapman

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o, where to start? Well, why not bite the bullet and tackle those areas which have been neglected all winter long? But before you do, it may be a good idea to clear the clutter first, as this will make the big clean a lot easier, especially if you haven’t got all sorts of junk and other items you don’t want anymore lying about. Box up the things to keep, ready for storage, and either donate the stuff you don’t want to a charity shop or hold a garage sale and earn a few quid for yourself in the process. Now there really is no putting off the cleaning any longer; get yourself armed with a few dust-busting essentials like dusters, a feather duster and furniture polish. You’ll also need a wash leather, cleaning cloth, window cleaner, rubber gloves, a bucket, mop, vacuum cleaner, carpet shampoo and a step ladder too. And let’s take it room by room - tackling the kitchen first. Empty the sink of dirty pots, and begin by wiping down all the window and window sills, surfaces, small appliances and blinds, before moving onto your oven and refrigerator. Take the opportunity to sort through your fridge, freezer and cupboards and throw out all the expired food. Wipe down your cupboards and clean out your draws, before finishing off by washing the sink and sweeping and mopping the floors.

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Next it’s time to take on your bathrooms - start by dusting fans and vents, before taking down any blinds or curtains to clean them according to their instructions. Wash the inside and outside of your medicine cabinet and any other cupboards. Scrub the sink, bath and shower and all their fixtures and fittings before cleaning the toilet. And finish off by sweeping and mopping the floor. Living areas are next - start by cobwebbing and dusting - including skirting boards - picture frames, light fittings and furniture. Remove books from their shelves and all your ornaments and knick knacks too. Finish off by cleaning your windows, followed by the carpets, rugs and curtains. The same applies to the dining room. Dust, cobweb, clean your curtains, light fittings and furniture as well as the floors. Now you’re ready to tackle your bedrooms - clean your light fittings and windows as before. Go round with your feather duster and dust down any bedside tables, dressing tables and cabinets as well as lamps and mirrors. Change all your bedding, turn your mattresses and don’t forget to clean under the bed. Vacuum your floors or use a carpet cleaner for a deeper cleanse and finish off by decluttering your drawers and wardrobes. And why not enlist the rest of the family to help with the chores - this will not only lessen the load, it also means it will get done more quickly.

If you do find yourself tackling things alone, you could always put on some of your favourite music to help pass the time, and turn some of the more strenuous activities into a workout. If you do find yourself tackling things alone, you could always put on some of your favourite music to help pass the time, and turn some of the more strenuous activities into a workout. Alternatively use the time to listen to an audio book, or ring a friend for a catch up and stick them on speakerphone while you work; before you know it the whole house will be sparkling from top to bottom. Then you can relax in your spotless surroundings and enjoy a well earned rest by putting your feet up and sitting back with a well-earned cup of tea.


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Looking after your lawn nature’s way by bringing life to your soil Generally in life, the more natural something is, the better it is. Feeding your lawn is no different. by Richard Simpson

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n the last few years turf grass management techniques have been stuck in a cycle of feed fungicide - then more feed. Doing this sets up a chain of events. The grass becomes dependent on nitrogen, so more feed which then creates more disease, therefore more fungicide. The only people who gain out of this are the suppliers. These practices are not sustainable (as many very high profile golf clubs have found out to their cost) because over use of chemically produced fertiliser is contaminating the soil.

The effect. If thatch is allowed to build up (over 15mm becomes a problem) then water does not penetrate effectively and no oxygen can reach the root zone. As a result the plant becomes shallow rooted and weak and has no defence against drought. Scarifying and aeration are then a fundamental requirement to remedy the situation. In some cases where the thatch has built up to higher levels then scarifying can do more harm than good. The solution. Soil and grass is living matter and, just like with us, the quality of food and nourishment affects its health. Someone living on mainly processed food is less likely to be as healthy as one whose diet is made up of fresh and natural ingredients. 42 www.simplyspalding.co.uk SIMPLYSPALDING

Fact. In almost all cases of poor lawn health the reason lies within the soil and not the grass. Fact. The soil has its own food chain managed by millions of microbes living within it. Fact. We rely on these microbes to convert whatever we apply as a feed to usable energy that the grass plant can uptake. Fact. Most fertilisers primarily contain NPK (nitrogen, phosphates and potassium) plus sometimes trace elements such

as Iron, magnesium, calcium etc. The majority of these fertilisers available to both the DIY and professional markets are inorganic and chemically produced, and contain high levels of salt.

Fact. Salt is a major soil contaminant and kills the microbes that are needed to convert these fertilisers into usable energy. These microbes also break down thatch (dead organic matter) which produces humic acid, another natural plant food. If we destroy them this process effectively stops, and thatch builds up uncontrolled.

My fertilisers contain added live bacteria and fungi to boost the soil’s ability to create a sustainable root zone. Think of it as giving your lawn a yoghurt every now and then. In addition they have a very low salt index which means that we are not contaminating the soil unnecessarily. The result is that we do not have excessive top growth, requirement for scarifying becomes reduced, and root mass and depth are improved, thus making the grass more resilient to drought. Other products can be applied in certain situation such as humic boosters, seaweed extract, liquid molasses and thatch eating fungi. These are all natural products with no synthetic additives.

Oh yes, and I also do all the other things you would expect such as moss and weed control, aeration, mechanical raking and over-seeding.

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Laying down the lawn If, like Tom Jones, you’re longing for the green, green grass of home, then now could be the perfect time to set about achieving your dream. by Kate Chapman

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long with autumn, spring is one of the best times to lay a new lawn. Follow our tips and you could soon be the owner of a pristine grassy area, that’ll leave all your neighbours green with envy. And there are two ways to go about this - seed it yourself or buy in some rolls of turf to do the job for you. Whichever you choose, prepare your site properly in order to achieve optimum results.

Seeding This is undoubtedly the cheapest option. There’s a wide range of seed mixtures available, so you will need to think about which will best suit your needs. Is your lawn going to be subjected to lots of wear and tear by children and pets? Or is it more for a showpiece area, where there will be light traffic passing over it? Is the grassed area going to be situated in the shade of a fence or under trees? There are mixes available to suit all of these options as well as quick lawns, drought tolerant and easy to lay ones. Once you have your seed, it’s time to set to work. Thoroughly weed the area to be sown (don’t use a residual weedkiller as this will stay in the soil and stop the grass from germinating), and then dig or rotivate it to a depth of around 20cm. Dig in some manure and leave it to settle. The longer the better, say experts, who recommend leaving it for between five and six weeks if possible. Hand weed the area again, before levelling the surface, treading the area several times in different directions, and raking, again in different directions. Next apply and rake in some general purpose fertiliser, before calculating the seed quantity you will require. Sow half the seed over the whole area, working in parallel rows and lengthways and repeat the process, this time going width ways. Lightly rake over the area to cover the majority of the seeds with soil. If the weather stays dry, gently water with a sprinkler. If dry weather continues, repeat the watering as necessary while the seeds germinate. The Royal Horticultural Society advises that when the seedlings reach 2-3 inches tall, you should lightly re-firm the soil with a garden roller or rear roller of a cylinder mower, and then a couple of days later cut the grass by about one-third of its length. Then cut every three to seven days as required. Use your new lawn as little as possible during the first season.

Turf Turf establishes a lawn quickly, rolls can be delivered to your door, and like seed, come in a range of grades depending on how they will be used. Once your turf has arrived, stack it in the shade, sprinkle with water if it’s dry and aim to lay it within 24 hours. Prepare the area by skimming off any old grass and removing large stones and weeds. Then level the land by filling in any hollows and evening out any lumps. Fork over and rake the soil to leave a fine finish, before treading over it to flatten it and raking again. 44 www.simplyspalding.co.uk SIMPLYSPALDING

As in the seeding process you should also rake in some granular fertiliser, and water. Lay the first row of turf along a straight edge, and slowly unroll it. Butt the next roll up to the first, making good contact with the soil, tapping it down firmly with the back of a rake. Stagger your subsequent rolls into a brickwork pattern, until the whole area is covered, making sure the turf goes beyond the edges of the lawn. You can remove any remnants with a board and half moon cutting tool. Water the turf with either a watering can or sprinkler and try not to walk on it until it is rooted - this could take several weeks. If the weather remains mild, the grass will grow quickly, so trim it lightly, keeping your mower blades set high.

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The New Dacia Range

Dacia Sandero = from £99 per month*

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The official fuel consumption figures in mpg (I/100km) for the Dacia range are: Urban 27.2(10.4) - 65.7(4.3); Extra Urban 40.3(7) - 80.7(3.5); Combined 35.3(8) - 74.3(3.8). The official CO2 emissions for the range are 185 - 99g/km. Standard manufacturer warranty is 3 years/60,000 miles (whichever comes first). Option to extend this to 5 years/60,000 miles (whichever comes first) is available for a £395 charge for cash customers or £300 (equivalent to just £5 a month over a 5-year term) for finance customers. *Rental stated is for Renault Lease. Comparable payments are available on our personal contract purchase product – ask your dealer for details. If you choose Renault Lease then you will not own the car. When you have paid the full rental at the end of the contract, you can keep using the car and pay an annual rental equivalent to one monthly rental. Typical example: Dacia Sandero Access 1.2 16V 75, advance rental £699 inc VAT followed by 48 monthly rentals of £99 inc VAT, when opting to pay final rental of £1,701 inc VAT. Dacia Sandero Stepway Ambiance TCe 90, advance rental £629 inc VAT followed by 48 monthly rentals of £129 inc VAT, when opting to pay final rental of 2,973 inc VAT. Dacia Duster Access 1.6 16V 105 4x2, advance rental 1,640 inc VAT followed by 48 monthly rentals of £139 inc VAT, when opting to pay final rental of £2,385 inc VAT. A finance facility fee of £99 will be payable with the advance rental. Figures based on 10,000 miles per year. Guarantees and indemnities may be required. You must be at least 18 and a UK resident (excluding the Isle of Man and Channel Islands) to apply. Finance provided by RCI Financial Services Limited, PO Box 149, Watford WD17 1FJ. Available at participating dealers only. Not available in conjunction with any other schemes or finance offers. Please check with your local dealer for information. Offers are available to retail and business customers (but exclude fleet customers with own terms), and are valid on new vehicles when ordered by 31 March 2013.

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motoring

Kia Sportage KX-4 2.0 CRDi AWD

Kia’s top-of-the-range ‘KX-4’ version of the Sportage features a higher output oil-burner alongside the most well-appointed level of specification yet seen in the Korean company’s popular crossover model. by Tim Barnes-Clay

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he ‘KX-4’ uses an 181bhp version of Kia’s 2.0-litre CRDi turbodiesel engine hooked up to a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions and an All-Wheel Drive system. The Sportage ‘KX-4’ builds on the specification of the ‘KX-3 Sat Nav’ by adding a Parallel Parking Assist System – complete with all-round parking sensors – a keyless smart entry system and engine stop/start button as well as stainless steel door scuff plates. Standard equipment also includes full leather upholstery, 18-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, seveninch touchscreen satellite navigation system and Xenon lights. Oh yes, and if you have a passion for cranking up the volume, it has a seven-speaker stereo with external amplifier and subwoofer. The ‘KX-4’ does the 0-60mph sprint in 9.4 seconds and, when fitted with the six-speed manual transmission as my test car was, top speed is 120mph. Not blindingly quick – but not bad for a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). Unlike the other Sportage trim versions – ‘1’, ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘3 Sat Nav’ – which are also on offer with two wheel drive, the ‘KX-4’ is only available in All-Wheel Drive (AWD). The clever Kia monitors driving conditions and anticipates when AWD will be needed, ensuring you are always in the right drive mode for the right circumstances. The AWD system normally delivers 100 per cent of engine torque to the front wheels. But this can be redistributed up to a maximum of 60:40 front-to-rear to enhance cornering stability or if road conditions deteriorate. For off-road driving, you can manually select lock mode, which gives a 50:50 torque split at speeds of up to 25mph.

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The ‘KX-4’ always feels secure on the black stuff and just as competent in the rough or in icy conditions. If you use the Sportage for commuting, you’ll also be pleased – motorway miles are hoovered up with ease. Some of the cabin plastics are a bit tacky, but all instruments are visible and the switchgear is rationally placed – unlike some far more costly SUVs. The tailgate is also nice and wide for easy loading and the Sportage will seat five adults in the cabin. Additionally, the maximum towing weight (braked) is 2000 kg, so if you’re into caravanning or you move in equine circles and need to haul a horsebox, it’ll serve as a decent enough load-lugger.

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items for sale For more items for sale listings visit www.simply-spalding.co.uk Leather & Wood Footstool, £5.00 T: 01775 723789 Leather Pouffe £5.00 T: 01775 723789 Rocking Chair solid wood G.C £40.00 T: 01775 723789 Twin Electric Hotplates £5.00 T: 01775 723789 Sunbeam Combination Grill with reversible plates £5.00 T: 01775 723789 Britta Water Filter with 6 original filters and instructions, £7.50 T: 01775 723789 Adidas Swing Bin col brown £2.50 T: 01775 723789 HP Desktop Printer 5600 series with manual and disc good working order £10.00 T: 01775 723789 Recliner Chair, 1 year old cost new £750.00 used for 4 months only, £350.00 ono T: 01775 724305 RYOBI ¼ “ Router bits still boxed never used £10.00 T: 01775 766180 Silver Cross Pram, Freeway Pushchair body, Linea chassis Ventura plus infant carrier, with foot muff and parasol. vgc £75.00 ono T: 01775 711880 Three Seater and 2 Chairs, Beige with green & terracotta patterned flowers & leaves good clean condition £130.00 T: 01775 710119 Spitfire over St Pauls Royal Doulton Ltd Edition bone china plate in heroes over home territory series. £8.00 T: 01775 723504 or 07939 782121 Stunning painting by Roy Huxley featuring two spitfires flying over London, as new but no box or certificate £8.00 T: 01775 723504 or 07939 782121 Chevolet Cruze, 5 door car 1800cc petrol, one owner, immaculate condition, Olympic white, first registered in Aug 2011, mileage 28,255. Reason for sale owner no longer able to drive. Cost new £15,500 a lovely car at a bargain price, will accept £6,950 ono T: 01775 724522 Black Leather Recliner Chair, with faux leather sides & back, hand controlled, buyer to collect in Spalding. £50.00 T: 01775 249213 Mobility Scooter, euro shopper Red v.g.c as had very little use, £600.00 no offers T: 01775 718174 Halogen Oven in v.g.c only used 3 times £25.00 T: 01775 718174 Red and Navy Tops, new size 22 £20.00 T: 01775 718174 Lawn Mower, Petrol, 14inch cut Qualcast Suffolk Punch, ex condition with scarifier. 10yrs old hardly used. £300.00 ono T: 01406 362691 Ladies Apollo Bike, Purple, 21 speed, 26”wheels, with lights. £50.00 ono T: 01775 713324 Jacket & Trousers Jacket size lrg new condition £8.00 Trousers size waist 46” £5.00 col Navy £12.00 the pair will separate, suitable for a wedding guest. T: 01775 723657 Double Airbed, with mainsor in car compatible inflator £10.00 T: 01406 258287 48 www.simplyspalding.co.uk SIMPLYSPALDING

Lean to Glasshouse, green aluminium , attractive shaped top, 2’ deep 6’ wide and 7’ at highest point £50.00 T: 01406 258287 Two Double Wardrobes and Dressing table, Schreiber teak finish, one complete unit in good condition. £99.00 Other Schreiber furniture available at extra cost. T: 01775 768478 Hotpoint Condenser Dryer, cost new £229.00 as new, will accept £129.00 T: 01406 490259 Assortment of Furniture, Restored furniture including shelving units, chairs, cabinets, mirrors side tables, bureau, etc From £10.00 T: 01775 681360 Smoby Football Table, on legs v.g.c £15.00 T: 01775 722639 Cotton Lined Curtains, cream background with small flowers & green leaves. 48”x36”long plus 48”x42” long £15.00 T: 01406 424304 Suede Effect Curtains, A pair of suede effect curtains, milky coffee colour, lined, eyelet finishing, 43”x 36” long as new. £15.00 T: 01406 424304 Stainless Steel Sink, As new, mixer tap fitting, new reason for sale bought wrong fitting. £75.00 T: 01406 424304 Dark Blue/Light Navy linen curtains, unused 90”x 54”wide £20.00 T: 01406 424304 Beech Effect Filing Cabinet, As new 15”wide x 19”deepx30” high. 2 draws Cost £34.99 will accept £20.00 T: 01406 424304 Fridge, under counter clean, good working order £10.00 T: 01406 424304 Traditional Double Headboard, patterned headboard, white with gold trim. £20.00 T: 01406 424304 Bathroom Curtains & Shower Curtain, Dusky rose pink 33”x53”long, tie backs matcing shower curtain 70x72 long as new, moved so do not fit. £10.00 T: 01406 424304 Stainless Steel Sink, with right hand drainer, single chrome taps fitted into 6ft x 2ft beech effect worktop. £45.00 complete. T: 01406 701297 Nest of Tables, green & gold leather tops under glass, mahogany frame & legs, over 40yrs old, good condition. £35.00 T: 01406 701297 Treker treeless Saddle, to fit 13-15 hh, complete with girth, English stirrup leathers 2 irons & set of western fenders. £150.00 T: 01406 701297 Gas Hob /electric Oven, and extractor hood, all in very good condition, stainless steel. £100.00 ono T: 01406 540150 Electric Rise and Recline Chair, col pink, £80.00 T: 01406 370858 Dawes Ladies Cycle with basket front & rear hardly used. £60.00 T: 01775 767381 Kettle, Microwave, Toaster. £10.00 the lot T: 0753055126

Michael Schumacher 1/8 minichamps, brand 1/18th minichamps model of Michael Schmacher in his Mercedes, mint box etc cost £79.00 very reluctant sale as space needed £49.00 for v quick sale. T: 01775 72504/07939 782121 Wings Over Pembroke Dock, Stunning Ltd edition artist signed print (336/500) of the 201 squadron Sunderland. Terrific work by Keith Woodcock and now very hard to find very reluctant sale. T: 01775 723504 / 07939 782121 Game of Life board game. VGC. £10. T: 01775 766927 WE WILL GIVE YOU £250 TOWARDS YOUR NEXT HOLIDAY! Offererd for the purchase of Timeshare for only one pound! Luxury 2 bedroom, two bathroom,(sleeps6) fully equipped apartment at Matchroom Country Club overlooking Mijas Golf on the Costa Del Sol, annual maintenance fee paid untill January 2014, Disabilty sadly forces sale. T: 01406 424376 or 07940191394 Gents Raleigh Nexos Mountain Bike In Good Order 16 Speed With Stand And Rear Carrier Price £50 T: 01775761719 Mirrors 82 x 67cm (2ft8ins x 2ft2ins) £15, 81 x 125cm (2ft8ins x 4ft1in) £35 T: 01406 370357 3 Cafetieres, 2 large, 1 small excellent condition, £10 the lot. T: 01775 760209 Fold up single bed,g ood condition,hardly used £40 ono T: 01406 371275 Disney Princess CD player,full working order. £30 ono T: 01406 371275 Samsung PL221 10 zoom 16megapixel digital camera plus memory card 9 months old £40.00 T: 01406 365078 or 07503149059 Yahama semi professional keyboard, footpedal, case, power adaptor and stand £50. T: 01406 365078 or 07503149059 Pierre Cardin evening suit 44 chest, 38 waist, 30 inside leg, worn once immaculate. Sale due to loss of weight. £75 ono. T: 07742 383033 Handy lawn mower, 18 months old, too small for current garden £30ono, Can deliver locally T: 07742 383033 Motor Mower, Webb cylinder lawn mower 4stroke petrol, good working order £50, Can deliver locally, T: 07742 383033

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items for sale For more items for sale listings visit www.simply-spalding.co.uk Stannah Stair Lift- straight, can be tried and seen working open to offers. T: 07742 480275

TV DVD/SKY Cabinet, a few bumps & scratches, but a good price. £30.00 T: 07729 707129

Talk And Learn Creativity Desk, with projector & stool. Teaches alphabet & letter formation vgc £5.00 T: 07742 480275

White Bathroom Units, Over the sink unit with 2 mirror doors, 2 mirror drawers, over toiler unit with 2 mirror doors & shelf. £20.00 each T: 01406 423793

Electric Bed & Mattress, automatic bed & mattress, two drawer in perfect condition and working order. £175.00 ono T: 01775 725382

Workstation 76cm x 150cm x 77cm & 3 Drawer Pedestal 63.5cm x 46.5cm x 56cm, VGC £70 ono (£180 new). T: 07817195716

Three Piece Suite, sofa two electric recliner chairs. £200.00 ono T: 01775 725382

Sherbourne Armchair, as new, red fabric upholstery, £50, reason for sale - lack of space, T: 01406 490944

Garden Shredder, RGS1500 Ryobi garden shredder, good working order, reason for sale space needed. Offers around £50.00 T: 01406 351657 Spacious Dark Wood Bureau,11 various size drawers, 4 various size cupboards, 2 sercret compartments with pull down cover to desk area. £140.00 T: 01775 723165 Twin Pushchair inc rain cover, parasol & pump v.g.c £150.00 T: 01775 723507 Singer Sewing Machine, complete with instruction book & cover. £25.00 ono T: 07984 888551 Casio Keyboard, complete with stand, stool, music stand ,cover & power pack. vgc Ideal for beginners. £40.00 ono T: 07984 888551

Boys storage unit, Rocket shaped storage unit. Great for boys bedroom 65 cm high. 38 wide, 63 cm long. £5.00, T: 01406 371102 Divan 4ft Bed, hardly used and as new. Only used once as owner had to go into care home. Cost £800, selling for just £200. Buyer to collect from Spalding. T: 07714 168724 G-Plan Suite, 2-Seater Sofa & 2 Armchairs, Willow Green fabric. Excellent condition, less than half price - £300 T: 01406 493166 ‘Hotter’ Sandals, size 4, as new, never worn. £30, T: 01775 724560 Wii Boxing Gloves, excellent condition, £5.00 T:01775 760209

Vauxhall Corsa Sport 1.6, r reg 3 door new cam belt and water pump recent service 1 year mot £600 ono T: 07939 485034 Vauxhall Corsa 2003 1.2SXI, 3 Door, 2 owners from new. Low mileage - 35,000, power steering, cd player, well looked after ecomical car in excellent condition. £2900 ono T: 07939 485034 Microsoft Joystick, Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Pro Joystick, excellent condition, £10.00 T: 01775760209 Deep Red Prom Dress, Size 10, Bought from Debenhams. Only worn once. Buyer Collects. £40 ono T: 07856267321 Zanussi 3 drawer slimline freezer 3 months old £100 T: 01406 365078 or 07503149059 Oak effect bedroom furniture (3 items). £150 ono. Call for individual prices T: 01775 766927 Nikko remote control motorbike, as new, used once: bike with rider, controller, charger, instructions and decals. £25.00. T: 01775760209 Small Grey Two Seater Sofa. Purchased from Argos. Excellent condition, hardly used. Buyer collects. £85 ono T: 07957 491561

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