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MARCH / APRIL 2021 | ISSUE 125

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Editors’Letter Welcome to the March/April issue of Chiltern View magazine. Spring is the time for new life, be that of animals, plants, or anything in nature. A lot of us will definitely be more aware of changes all around us as we have been forced to take stock and slow down. Daily walks have become a part of our lives and it is amazing what you notice. Look out for new bulbs emerging from the ground, blossom providing wonderful colours, warmth from the sun and baby animals everywhere. Right now, with more time on our hands than ever before, you would imagine that we’d all be sales dynamos in our businesses, we’d have our homes redecorated, cupboards decluttered and that we’d be outdoing Joe Wicks in our fitness regimes. In reality, apathy has crept over us and we are maybe struggling to find inspiration, or just the inclination, to do much at all. Instead of using the time to transform

our lives, we might be spending hours playing a bubble popping game on our phone, binge watching a Netflix series or becoming a champion custard-cream eater. Or is that just us? Like all of us, we have good (productive) days, and bad (time-wasting) days. Various advice talks about procrastination, suggesting that it’s making the first step that gets at least something achieved every day. Why not start with one little thing that you have been putting off and slowly, other things will follow. A sense of achievement is the best way to build that enthusiasm to do more. We are all getting through these difficult times in our own way, and that’s ok. We don’t need to compare ourselves to others, we just need to do what we can and look forward to better things ahead. They are coming. It’s getting better every day. Soon we will be back to our busy lives and wishing we had time to just sit. Until next time

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Mediation, a gentler approach to divorce After a year of COVID-19 and a life of lockdown and restrictions, for many couples the months spent in isolation have caused permanent damage to their relationships. But what actually happens when a family splits up? Lightfoots Solicitors are here to guide you through the process and offer practical advice about how mediation can help. Is it really over? The first and most important step is to decide if the relationship really is over. These are unprecedented times; being at home so much means that our stress has nowhere to go and can cause conflict. Talk to your partner and see whether they are feeling the same way. Is this just a pandemic problem or has the relationship really run its course? Counselling (both personal and relationship) can be a huge help. If you have children, then once the decision has been made to separate they need to be told. Think in advance about what to say to them, how and when. The breakup of a family is a confusing 32

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Sticky toffee pudding Hello, and I hope you are enjoying the recipes from this page each month. I have a fabulous recipe for you below which everyone can enjoy. Serve after Sunday lunch or for pudding over Easter for an indulgent treat…. This recipe is vegan, vegetarian, gluten free (if you use gluten free flour), egg free and dairy free. It is also nut free but don’t forget to check the packaging of the dates in case they contain traces of nuts. Ingredients Sponge 200g/8oz dates, chopped 1 rounded tsp bicarbonate of soda 50g/2oz dairy free soya margarine Pinch of salt 75g/2½oz Demerara sugar 75g/2½oz molasses sugar 175g/6oz self-raising flour One teaspoon vanilla extract For the sticky toffee topping 250ml/9floz dairy free cream 80g/3oz dairy free margarine 80g/3oz molasses sugar For the extra sauce 300ml/12floz dairy free cream 50g/2oz dairy free margarine 50g/2oz molasses sugar 150g/6oz dairy free vanilla custard* (buy or make – remember to check ingredients if buying*) 40

Method 1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. 2. Pour 275ml/10floz boiling water into a large mixing bowl and add the dates. Set aside until cool. 3. Add all the other ingredients to the dates and mix well. 4. Blend in a food processor until it makes a nearly smooth batter, but with a few specks of date still visible. Generously grease a baking dish & pour in the batter. Bake for 40 minutes at 170C. 5. Preheat the grill. 6. Meanwhile, make the sticky toffee topping by heating the ingredients gently in separate pans, whisking regularly, until it comes to the boil. 7. Pour the topping over the cooked pudding and place the sticky toffee under grill until bubbling. 8. Serve with extra sauce and (dairy free) ice cream (check ingredients) Tanya Wright HCPC Registered Specialist Allergy Dietitian For a copy of Tanya’s latest cookbook see https://www.tzlaces.com/im-hungry-milk-dairy-lactoseegg-soya-wheat-gluten-free-recipe-book-for-thoseallergys-intolerances/ or www.tzlaces.com www.chilternviewmagazines.co.uk


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a urine sample, offer blood chronic kidney and liver Our young, lively pets let us screening (easily achieved disease, osteoarthritis. know quickly when they are ill. with minimal stress) and When they are older, this can be 3. To help achieve the best much more difficult and confusing blood pressure monitoring. quality of life in the remaining to spot as changes creep in, Health screening has three aims: years – dental disease is almost unnoticed, over time. and on the 300 bus route High Wycombe present in to 85% of cats over FREE PARKING Aylesbury 1. To prevent disease by 5 and 95% of dogs over 8. We, as vets, advise that you identifying and reducing risk take your pet’s ageing seriously, factors – obesity, high blood It might be worrying but is MOBILITY CENTRE Call us: as certain conditions become pressure, incorrect diet, etc. better to know what can be New Road more common as the years go 01844 273050 done. Remember there is no Princes Risborough 2. To manage and prevent by. It is good practice to have such disease as, “just old age”. or email info@ilcmobility.com Bucks. HP27 0JN deterioration of current an annual health screen from disease – such as overactive Dr Mandy Elgin the age of eight for cats. For dogs this will vary according BVMS MRCVS thyroid gland, diabetes,


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Book Review

Read your way to a beautiful home By Kate Duggan Spring is traditionally the time to clean, refresh and beautify your home. If you’re not sure where to start, take inspiration from one of this month’s books. The Easy Life – Lynsey Crombie Most of don’t have ‘cleaning the toilet’ or ‘sorting the cupboard of doom’ at the top of a list of favourite things to do on a Sunday. So why not leave the scrubbing for a bit and curl up with a book instead? The Easy Life will teach you tried and tested methods for a cleaner, more organised home. The focus is on time and energy-saving hacks. There are checklists, handy hints and plenty of down-to-earth advice. Clean & Green – Nancy Birtwhistle Whether you’re trying to be a bit greener this year or just fancy having fewer chemicals around your home, this book could prove invaluable. It’s packed with recipes for DIY cleaning products along with tips on everything from laundry, to super-easy oven cleaning. (Who knew chopped up ivy leaves could be used to clean clothes?) Simplicity at Home – Yumiko Sekine with Jenny Wapner If you yearn for a simpler life, this book might be a good place to start. It offers advice for creating a calmer, 44

minimalistic home by following Japanese traditions. There are also meal recipes and guidance on everything from mending ceramics using ‘kintsugi’ to patchworking and selecting plants. A must for fans of Japanese culture. The Declutter Challenge – Cassandra Aarssen  As Cassandara says, ‘How do you create a home that makes you feel calm and happy instead of super-stressed and a little ragey?’ The answer? Declutter. Unlike other decluttering books, this one doesn’t just focus on the ‘how’, it also helps you to take a good look at the ‘why’, and deal with emotional baggage as well as physical clutter. Wild at Home – Hilton Carter If you struggle to keep a succulent alive; are bored to death with peace lilies or want to know how to arrange houseplants for maximum impact, this is the book for you. The photos alone are enough to send you running for the garden centre. As well as bags of inspiration, you’ll also find practical advice on everything from taking cuttings to dealing with common pests and problems. Homebody – Joanna Gaines  Whether you’re decorating your first home or just want to refresh a room, it’s always a good idea to seek a bit of inspiration. But ultimately, you don’t want a show house; you want a home that reflects your personality. In Homebody, Joanna Gaines explains how to do just that. She talks the reader through different design styles, gives solutions to common problems (e.g. small dark rooms) and goes through what to consider for every room in the house. And, of course, there are plenty of photos to lust over too.



Car Sales • Cars Bought For Cash Repairs • Servicing • Tuning MOT Testing • Tyres • Balancing Tracking • Batteries • Exhausts • Welding

Wycombe Road Stokenchurch Bucks HP14 3RR

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Rapid Response Emergency Service.

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Exercising outside after those cold winter months When the weather warms up, we look forward to going outside but just be aware of unforeseen injuries. The warm and sunny weather that comes with Spring is a relief after months of cold and snow. And whilst using the warm weather as motivation to move and get healthy is great, doing too much too soon can lead to injuries. Beware of common overuse injuries If you have been less active throughout the winter, your body needs a little time to read just itself to intense activity. It’s really important to start slowly as most injuries come from trying to do too much too soon. Make sure you warm up You should take it easy at the beginning and warm up


before your workout. Don’t go from zero or light levels of exercise to a high level of intense workout without first allowing your body to warm up. How to treat an injury at home “If you feel any pain more than mild soreness, that’s a sign you have an injury that you shouldn’t ignore,” says David. The good news? Most of these injuries aren’t serious and don’t cause permanent damage. If you think you have an injury, follow the RICE method: • R – Rest the injury for 48 hours • I – Apply ice for 20 minutes at a time, 4 to 8 times a day • C – Compress the injury to reduce swelling • E – Elevate the injured limb about 8 inches above your heart.

Best wishes, David




• Tree Felling • Pruning • Pollarding • Crown Reductions • Re-Shaping • Fruit Trees • Stump Removal • Hedge Cutting • Firewood Logs • Free Quotations and advice

Friendly and caring foot care services in and around Chinnor Advice and/or treatment for: Nail Cutting | Hard Skin | Corns Fungal Nails | Athlete’s Foot Ingrowing Toe Nails | Diabetic Foot Cracked Heels | Verruca

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Large modern workshops, established in 1999 by Ian Prior. Set amidst the Chiltern Hills just outside Watlington. Service, Repairs, MOT’s Autologic Diagnostics Full Off-Road Preparation Performance Upgrades Air-Con Refills Courtesy Cars Available

Tel: 01491 613303 Mob: 07831 361865 Copas Farms, Lys Farm Buildings, Watlington, Oxfordshire OX49 5EP

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PAINTER AND DECORATOR • All Interior and Exterior work undertaken • Coving & Skirting fitted • Fully Insured • Free Estimates • No Job Too Small

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Help and guidance

Enterprise Day

A great support network

Two-day workshop

1:1 support for each participant

Discounts on products and services

This programme is part of a Community Board initiative delivered in partnership with Buckinghamshire Business First - helping people develop the skills and meet the contacts they need to give their business idea the best chance of success. 1. Attend one online Enterprise Day 10th February, 10th March, 7th April, 5th May, 9th June 2. Followed by one online Two-Day Workshop 17th & 24th February, 24th & 31st March, 21st & 28th April, 19th & 26th May, 23rd & 30th June

3. Receive two hours of online 1:1 Support Scheduled in when appropriate

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Mick Smith Carpets Carpet Vinyl Laminate LVT

All supplied and expertly fitted. Free estimates, advice and home samples. To suit all requirements, taste and budget. For more info and references visit:

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Picture Framing

Specialist Joiners and Cabinetmakers

Why pay more than you need? In a well-established workshop you will find many frame moldings including hand finishing for colour and gilding, mounts cut, lines and wash, canvases mounted on to stretcher bars. Mirrors, including bevelled, put in a wide selection of frames. Located at Watercroft Farm, Cadmore End Common, High Wycombe, HP14 3PS Due to the Corona Virus, all appointments will be arranged by telephone first.

T: 01494 881527 (leave a message) Open weekdays 10am - 5pm Saturday by appointment


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Building & Roofing Specialists Repair, Renovation and all new works undertaken Local Family business with over 20 years experience, References available

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Hartwell Nurseries Summer Flowering Bulbs We have a large selection of these in stock from Dalhia’s, Liliums, Paeonia’s, Agapanthus, Gladioli’s, Calla’s, Begonia’s, Nerine and Digitalis. Lots of different varieties and colours.

Boxed Bedding plants We have a large number of different plants including Bizzie Lizzies, Geraniums, Lobelia and Marigolds, to name a few.

Bulbs are useful for adding colour to spring borders. Planting summer-flowering bulbs such as lilies and gladioli, can provide dramatic, tall blooms that are scented. Grow your own We have a very good variety of Seed potatoes, Onions, Garlic, Asparagus and Rhubarb, as well as a wide range of soft fruit plants. Potatoes, Onions and Garlic are delicious and versatile and a staple ingredient in many dishes, which means that they are a tasty addition to any vegetable patch or allotment. Many fruit bushes enjoy growing up against a sunny wall or fence so don’t feel you will need an orchard or greenhouse to enjoy having these. Soft fruit will grow in most soil types, but ideally it should be rich and welldrained. Just ask us for advice and we would be happy to help.


Bedding plants are arguably the most common and popular plants found in and around gardens. They come in a huge selection of colours and varieties and are great for adding quick, easy and bright colour to your garden! For best results, remove the dead and faded flowers regularly to promote more blooms and growth! Replace annually at the end of the season. Visit www.hartwellnurseries.co.uk to see our seasonal offers. Contact us at info@hartwellnurseries.co.uk or 01296 747961 for further information about any of our product range. Hartwell Nurseries is open 7 days a week Monday – Saturday 8.30am until 5.30pm and Sunday 10.00am until 4.00pm. Wheelchairs are available for customer use at the nursery till point. We look forward to seeing you soon.

The Hartwell Team


Introducing Thame Outer Circuit If the start of 2021 has left you feeling trapped at home, then we are delighted to let you know about a fabulous new opportunity on your doorstep – Thame Outer Circuit, an approximately 20 mile circular walk through the Oxfordshire countryside surrounding the market town of Thame. The walk has been divided into three separate sections, with the start and finish of each accessible by bus from the centre of the town, or from surrounding villages. There are also 5 walkable linking routes from the town centre which facilitate walkers to explore shorter segments of the Outer Circuit. The Thame Outer Circuit takes in the villages of Long Crendon, Shabbington, Tetsworth, Sydenham, Emmington, Towersey, Kingsey and Haddenham Church End as well as passing through the Rycote Estate and the Oxfordshire Golf Course.

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periods of heavy rain, some fields, particularly those adjacent to the River Thame, may be flooded. The walk has been created to encourage walking in the countryside as an integral part of Thame’s Green Living Plan, adopted by Thame Town Council, to promote a cleaner, greener, healthier Thame. A huge amount of work has gone into developing the walk with Tony Clark, the inspiration behind Thame Outer Circuit, Ruth Cornish & Len Davidson developing and testing the route with the support of Thame & Wheatley Ramblers. The result is both a printed leaflet (that will be available soon) and an online version of the route available from https://www.thametowncouncil.gov.uk/ visit-thame/town-trails/ for you to use on your phone. Walkers are asked to respect the Country Code: to leave things as they find them, to take litter home, to keep dogs on leads near livestock and to clean up after their dogs.

The terrain is generally flat, and the walk is mainly on public rights of way with a few linking sections on reasonably quiet roads. However, it should be noted that this area is fairly low-lying and that, after 54

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Over 500 products available to view in store or online plus a full fitting service and home delivery.

Oakley Wood Timber

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Professional Tree Surgery & Landscaping

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Blue Cross | Animal Charity Blue Cross in Lewknor is looking for a new home for a pair of young mice in their care. One month old Kevin and Marv came into the charity’s care as they were an unwanted litter. In their new home, they will need to be housed together in a large cage, so that they can explore. The team at Blue Cross will be able to advise further on this, along with advice on toys and enrichment for the pair.


If you think you can give them or another pet a home, then please visit www.bluecross.org.uk to see the animals who are currently in our care and looking for new homes. You can also find out more information about the work of the charity along with pet advice on their website, or make a donation to help Blue Cross help more sick, injured or abandoned pets.


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Toenails cut and filed; thickened nails reduced; treatment of hard skin, calluses and corns, ingrowing toenails, etc.

Helen Boehm

MCFHP MAFHP Qualified Foot Health Professional

Registered Member of The British Association of Foot Health Professionals

VISITING PRACTICE Tel: 01494 439364 Mob: 07714 578033

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Aston Woodware


All types of fencing work undertaken Old fences taken down and cleared offsite All types of Hedges & Tree Surgery undertaken


Fully public liability insured Free no obligation quotation

Aston Hill (A40), Nr Lewknor, Oxfordshire OX49 5SG

01296 615969 07754 865711 (Any time)

TEL: 01844 351500 Mob: 07872 066 379


Barnes & Wells

Stables Farm, Marsh Road, Little Kimble, Bucks Proprietor John Wells


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Local company with over 20 years of experience

Digital TV aerial installations Extra TV points TV Tuning Aerial / Dish Re-Alignment Freesat Installations Sky Dish Installations Poor reception solutions

Card payments accepted

Downley Laundrette Newly refurbished Opening hours: 8am - 8pm All day Sundays and Bank Holidays - Self Service only Self Service or Service wash Duvets all sizes either self service or Service wash Dry-cleaning service

7 Littleworth Road Downley High Wycombe HP13 5XF

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Shop Open Mon-Sat 8.30am - 6pm Sun/Bank Holidays 11am - 5pm Post Office Mon-Fri 9am - 5.30pm Sat 9am - 12.30pm

General groceries and household goods Off Licence and tobacco Confectionary, cold drinks and ice cream Jellycat toys, books and jigsaws Glassware and candles

Stuart Law Painter & Decorator West Wycombe 01494 523110 | 07770 627107 All interior and exterior, plus general maintenance: Tiling, Flooring, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Fencing, Guttering – Free estimates Fully insured, established over 30 yrs


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All aspects of carpentry and building work undertaken A friendly, reliable and trustworthy service

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Index Accounting / Bookkeeping / Administration LPA Consultants 20 Nick Phillips Architects 9 Responsible Life 14 Simply Bookkeeping of Thame 21 Stefanie O’Bryen 61 Walnut HR Support Limited 49 Aerials A. Aerial Fix Ltd 25 Aerial - Tech Solutions Ltd 59 TVT Aerials & Satellites 43 Building & Construction Services Acorn Building & Construction 58 C & R Caine 51 CDGM Ltd 10 Hammond Construction 27 John Lee Construction Ltd 50 LPB Builders Ltd 29 Steven Powis 41 Wolstenholme Ltd 43 Carpentry & Joinery Aspect Carpentry 34 Aston Woodware 58 Chiltern Carpentry Ltd 31 D J Carpentry Services 17 Grace Carpentry and Building 61 Joel Smith 10 Out of the Woods 51 Cleaning A1 Clean Sweep (Chimneys) 30 Alan Cleans Ovens 50 NDR Services 25 Oven Proud 43 Priority Service Ltd 45 Procare Cleaning Ltd 47 Complementary Therapy David Gray Osteopath 46 Feet Treat 29 Fiona Gibbard (Feet) 59 Footloose Footcare 47 Grovewood Foot Clinic 49 Helen Boehm (Feet) 57 Wayne Twitchen (Osteopathy) 39 Computer Services Chiltern Computer Services 25 Jinca Ltd 7

PChelp4U 5 Stokenchurch PCs 51 Domestic Services and Appliances Downley Laundrette 59 Electrical Services Altea Electrics 20 Hammond Electrical 60 Homes Made Happy 39 Ridgeway Electrical Contractors Ltd 49 Skillec Electrical Services 23 Springbok Electrical Ltd 57 Wycombe Electrical Ltd 25 Food Supplier Ashlea Catering 13 Garage Services Browns Thame Ltd 1/64 Chiltern Jaguar Specialist 2 FW 4x4 47 Goodchild’s Garage 14 Holly Coachworks Ltd 57 Les Liney Vehicle Hire 20/41 McDonalds Motors 12 Stokenchurch Service Centre 45 Gardens and Maintenance ABD Exterior Cleaning Solutions 7 Able Garden Services 41 Able Tree Surgery 55 Allen Landscaping 25 Allscapes 14 Barnes and Wells (Fencing) 58 Barnes and Wells Tree care 12 Brian’s Garden Maintenance 23 Chinnor Mowers 7 D J Macleod 38 Devey Tree Care 21 Flint Tree Surgeons 23 Gary Burton (Property & Garden Maintenance) 43 Hartwell Nurseries 52/53 M J Gee (Nursery) 50 Markland Gardening Services 17 Oxford Oak Tree Surgery 47 Patrick Kernan (Tree Surgery) 10 Precision Garden Services 21 Stotts Nursery 27 The Garden Man 9 Hair & Beauty Hayley Robson 43

Health, Fitness and Wellbeing Dawn Wilton (Pilates) 39 Hearing First 63 FLP Health 7 Independent Living Consultants 42 Onyx Health & Fitness 13 Onyx Health & Fitness (Meno Strong) 27 Peter Dewdney 13 Relaxa Mobility 31 Home Improvements A Green Painting and Decorating 57 Airs House Carpets 30 Allan Robinson (Painting & Decorating) 18 Bay Tracks (Curtains & Poles) 18 Becky Sills Interiors 9 Chiltern Restoration 27 Completely Blinds 1/35 Coulon Stone 34 Garolla Roller Shutter Doors 22 Gary Burton (Property & Garden Maintenance) 43 Harry Styles 12 Home Counties Loft Ladders 11 Home Improvement Garage Doors 2 Jon Woodbridge (Painting & Decorating) 49 Leocraft 38 Mick Smith Carpets 50 NJB Roofing Ltd 1/15 Oakley Wood Limited 55 R S Hall Upholstery 37 Ray Butler (Tiling) 21 Simple Kitchens (Thame) Ltd 57 Stuart Law (Painting & Decorating) 61 The 50 Plus 31 The Soft Water Shop 28 Hotels, Restaurants and Cafes Coco Tamarind 37 Locksmiths Promac Locksmiths 45 RPC Locksmiths 39 Pest Control All Types 10 Martin Holman’s Pest Control and Services 9 Pet Health & Services Kennel Shop 20

Mutley Makeover 31 Sprinz and Nash 42 Toni Shelbourne (Animal Behaviourist) 23 Picture Framing Mandy Meakes Picture Framing 51 Plumbing, Drainage, Heating Services & Fuel Supplies APS & Sons Ltd 47 Bill Blake (Plumber) 18 Call Plumbing 37 Drains and Downpipes 34 Liam & Sons Gutters 43 Oil Serv 10 Premium Plumbing & Heating 5 Visual Impact (Gutters and Downpipes) 41 Post Office/General Store Village Store West Wycombe 61 Print & Embroidery MPS Workwear 13 Retailers Aylesbury Bullion Company 30 Glynswood Thame 17 The Risborough Basket 48 Schools & Nurseries Sunshine Montessori 56 Windmill under 5s Preschool 29 Solicitor Lightfoots 32 Taxi & Transport Services Community Bus PR 6 Yellow Cars Ltd 38 Tuition Jaaganroop Marshall 37 John Lark 23 Liz Terrett 9 Windows and Window Cleaning Cloudy2Clear Oxford Ltd 19 County Glass and Glazing 17 Silent View Windows Ltd 3 The Finishing Touch 55 The Window Doctor 22 Visual Impact (Window Cleaning) 51



Safe, Professional Ear Care

Between them, our team have removed wax from over ten thousand ears. So let them put their experience to good use, by solving your earwax problems. WHO ARE WE AND WHAT DO WE DO? We are an Audiologist led network of earwax removal clinics. The advantage of this is that if you feel that you have an ear wax blockage, but it turns out that there isn’t any, we can also provide hearing tests and give unbiased independent advice. If wax build up is causing a problem or is uncomfortable, it may need to be removed. Microsuction ear wax removal is a gentle and safe procedure. Earwax is natural and has an important function. It should not be routinely removed



Samantha has been an audiologist for over 26 years, working both in the Private and NHS sector.

STOKENCHURCH Stokenchurch Medical Centre Oxford Road, Stokenchurch HP14 3SX


Belmore Centre, 115 Lower Rd, Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury HP21 9DR

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0800 1337 987 Home visits on request


Based in Thame, we offer a full range of garage services from our clean & friendly workshop. We offer the following services: • Servicing and Mechanical Repairs • MOT Testing and Repairs • Terraclean – Reduce emissions, restore MPG & regain performance • Excellent Tyre Prices • Brakes, Batteries and Exhausts • Full diagnostics - All Makes & Models • Remapping • Air conditioning (re-gas and servicing) • Have your vehicle serviced while your kids play • Free local collection & delivery

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Telephone: 01844 217918

5B Lupton Road, Thame, Oxford OX9 3SE Email: info@brownsthame.com Web: www.brownsthame.com

Mon-Fri: 8am - 6pm | Sat: 8.30am - 1pm Out of Hours: Appointment Only

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Chiltern View Magazine - March/April 2021  

Chiltern View Magazine - March/April 2021