Click Berkshire 2022

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Distributed around Wokingham, Finchampstead, Barkham and Woodley

A local guide to services in and around Wokingham Borough

At a Glance Find out more online www.ClickBerkshire.co.uk Business Directory Days Out | Local News

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Excellent and quick repair of my iPad broken screen. Would definitely recommend to family and friends!

CALL NOW! 0118 304 7777 Unit 13, Elms Walk, Wokingham, RG40 2FE

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Hello and welcome to the 2022 issue of Click Berkshire. Click Berkshire has developed year on year since we first went to print. Initially being a quarterly magazine reaching 5,000 homes, in our 10th year we are now an annual issue reaching over 30,000 homes each Spring. I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has been part of Click Berkshire over the years and who continue with us today, especially our readers and all those who use the services, be it online or through our magazine. We aim to provide a wide selection of local services from local companies, all of which would like to reach out to you, our readers. All of our clients have taken great care to work alongside guidelines required for their businesses to continue through this challenging time and I am proud to promote each and every business. We take great care in choosing who we promote and a pre-requisite is that their customer service is always a priority. Therefore, we appreciate your feedback as do our clients. Although Click Berkshire is designed to be convenient for you to keep at hand in your home, you can also find us online at www.clickberkshire.co.uk where there is even more information such as days out and local attractions. As always, thank you for your support and please do keep this little magazine to hand for when you might need it !

Harriet Slingo Publisher

Visit us online, there’s lots to see! www.clickberkshire.co.uk

Editorial / Graphic Design Darren Baldwin Tel: 07810 838120 Email: editor@clickberkshire.co.uk

Advertising / Sales Harriet Slingo Tel: 07921 259224 Email: wokingham@clickberkshire.co.uk

ClickBerkshire Magazines are published by: Click Counties Ltd. Mill Wheel Cottage, Sandford Lane, Woodley, RG5 4TB.

All material in this publication is protected by copyright: nothing may be reprinted without permission. All material is published in good faith, and every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the contents but the publishers have no responsibility for any loss damage or distress resulting from the use of information contained herein. The publisher has no liability for any

loss caused by the failure of an advertisement to appear, or any damage or inconvenience caused by the omission of an advertisement or article, or any error or misprint. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the publishers.

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Manufacturers of fine silver, 9/18ct gold palladium and platinum, diamond and gem set jewellery. Matching engagement & wedding rings, gifts for brides, grooms, bridesmaids and best man. Watch brands include:

0118 944 8844

55 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley Precinct, RG5 3JP Email: enquiries@woodleygoldsmiths.co.uk www. woodleygoldsmiths.co.uk

Catering Service In and Around Berkshire • Catering • Buffets • Hog Roasts & BBQs • Vintage Afternoon Teas

Family run business well-established and wellknown in the area.

We provide delicious and well-presented homecooked food for any event.

Telephone: 01189 793682 Mobile: 07766 024708

www.abitofadoberkshire.co.uk Email: abitofadocaterers@btinternet.com

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RIDING & HACKING Rides available TuesdaySunday

“My friends organised a ride with Tally Ho as part of my hen do. The team was helpful and friendly right from the start they coped with a group of real mixed abilities and made sure we felt safe and had fun. The horses were lovely and Windsor Great Park is just an amazing place to ride - in fact I enjoyed it so much I’ve ended up as a regular customer.” N

At Tally Ho Stables we specialise in taking groups of all abilities for gentle rides and exciting hacks through the beautiful Windsor Great Park. The routes include the Deer Park, with its wide grassland trails, where you will see stunning views of Windsor Castle. Individual rides, Groups or Private parties welcome (minimum age 12yrs old for party bookings).

• Routes for every ability and skill level • Fully insured and licensed with qualified Ride Leaders • Equipment (and horses!) provided • Stunning forest and Deer Park surroundings • Approved by the BHS (British Horse Society) • BET training courses and exams

Tel: 01784 479159 or 07743 253 373 Tally Ho Stables at Dell Park Farm Email: info@tallyhostables.co.uk Tally Ho Stables, Dell Park Farm, Bishopsgate Road, Englefield Green, Surrey, TW20 0XT

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Effective management of your accounts means success and profitability. Locally based Accountant able to help with all your accountancy needs.

Year End Accounts and Tax for Small Businesses

Gisela

Sharpe

www.giselasharpe.co.uk tel: 01189 792586 mob: 07765 707642

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The New Rules of Work For many employees, especially those with office-based jobs, Covid has changed how we work. Working from home, which was once so desirable - especially for the flexibility it affords parents and those with disabilities and special needs - has now been implemented at speed. What could have taken decades to achieve has arrived without time to transition. For some, this has been a welcome move, while others find themselves struggling through lack of management or support. Positives • Flexible working hours can fit around family and other commitments • Savings in terms of transport costs and commuting times, often gaining 2-3 hours a day • Savings on take-out lunches, coffees, etc • Savings on clothes, hairdressers, make-up • Healthier lifestyle with time to fit in a run, lunchtime walk or gym workout • No need to take time off for medical appointments, deliveries or maintenance callouts Negatives • Home schooling has been a massive headache in some households • Lack of peer support, feeling alone and missing colleagues and workplace opportunities • Lack of space for a proper workstation with many working from their sofa or bedroom • Lack of privacy/quiet with distractions by family, housemates, children and pets • Lack of motivation for self-care when no-one is going to see you anyway • Temptation to socialise with family and friends during working hours, often via social media

There are undoubtedly many more positives and negatives. But home-working is here to stay, albeit a hybrid way of working - part home-based, part office-based. Make Home Working Work for You • Develop, and stick to, a daily schedule with meal and rest breaks factored in • Behave like you’re actually “going to work” - wake up, shower and dress for work (albeit dress-down style) to promote a working mindset • Try to create a quiet and exclusive workspace. If this is in your bedroom, make your bed and tidy the workspace to create a clear and professional environment • Ensure that your workstation is correctly positioned with your desk, chair, monitor, laptop all at the correct height. This is so you don’t end up with back ache, neck ache or headache! You’ll find advice on HSE’s website about workstation set up • Look after your eyes - take screen breaks and look into the distance at regular intervals • You’re being paid to work so stay focussed. Remove distractions while you’re working - TV, Radio, etc • Stay off social media, play-stations, etc while you’re “at work” - if you’re a social media addict, schedule brief social media / catch up slots in your calendar • Factor in health and fitness time. Get up and stretch your legs every 15-20 mins, Go for dog walks, runs, fitness class in person or online. If you’re pushed for time, do some stretches, star jumps, planks and deep breathing • Stay hydrated and keep healthy snacks at the ready • Invest in your personal and professional development - perhaps use the time you save on commuting to do some online learning or reading ____________________________________________________________________ Article contributed by Compelling CVs, an independent Career and Job Search Coaching business based in Reading www.CompellingCVs.co.uk

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Providing complete domestic roofing services for more than 20 years.

At Hardy Roofing, we are committed to providing highquality customer service, excellent workmanship and market innovation in all of our services, from replacement roofs to new construction to repairs and maintenance.

For free quotations OFFICE: 01276 684032 M: 07894 103459 Email: hardyroofing3@gmail.com

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Tom - 07969 071472 or Mark - 07949 762604 info@tgsecurity.co.uk • www.tgsecurity.co.uk VAT REGISTRATION: 333192911

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Electrical Services Limited

• Domestic / Commercial • New Installations • Extensions • Fault Finding & Repairs • Lighting • Heating • Testing & Inspection • Landlord Services • 24hr Emergency Service

0118 909 9377

PJC Electrical Services Limited, The Coach House, Bear Lane, Hare Hatch, Reading RG10 9XR

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Independent Drainage Service • All Blockages Attended To With No Call Out Charge • CCTV Drainage Surveys • No Nonsense Approach

24/7 EMERGENCY SERVICE

• Service Contracts/Planned Preventative Maintenance

GUARANTEED ARRIVAL

• Health & Safety Accredited • No Subcontractors • Public Liability Insurance

ALL TELEPHONE CALLS ANSWERED PERSONALLY

• Qualified Uniformed Engineers in Liveried Vehicles

CALL ANYTIME ON 0118 957 6244 OR 07795 598207 www.drainandable.co.uk 12


07881 781640

Garden Maintenance • One Off Tidy Ups • Fencing

www.hedgehogs-gardening.co.uk

Email: enquiries@hedgehogs-gardening.co.uk Reding Road, Wokingham

• Commercial & Domestic Works undertaken • Site clearance & on going maintenance • Hedge Trimming & reductions • Repair works (sheds, decking, external structures)

0118 436 2520

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Bennetts Tree Care Ltd

Professional tree care at an affordable price Bennett Tree Care services provides a prompt, qualified, insured, friendly and reliable service. We offer free on site estimates and advice and 24/7 Emergency advice.

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“You would be hard pressed to find a better crew of workers. Very efficient workforce and a very reasonable price”

Pruning Shaping Crown raising Pollarding Deadwooding Tree felling Stump Grinding Site Clearance Hedge Trimming Fencing

Tel: 0118 907 0454

www.bennettstreecare.co.uk

Luke Beck Email: info@bennettstreecare.co.uk

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Fully qualified and insured Plumber and Gas Safe engineer

Central Heating, Kitchen and Bathroom Fitting and Landlords Gas Safety Checks.

Whether it’s a small job such as repair of a leaky tap or a full bathroom renovation or installation of a complete new Gas central heating system, give us a call today! Plumbing And Heating Engineer Experts Since 1987

Contact us on 07909 937 419 or visit:

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“Daft place to put a bollard.” We don’t judge, we just fix it.

ID V O C SAFE • Bumper Scuffs • Dents • Paintless Dent Removal • Alloy Wheel Refurbishment • Key Scratches

ALL OUR REPAIRS ARE: • Completed Same Day • Professional Quality • Convenient • Cost Effective • Mobile

• Accident Damage • Headlight Restoration • Signwriting Removal • Supagard Paint Protection

CHRIS & LACEY ASHDOWN

Call us today on 07496 375043 for a FREE estimate on repairs to bumper scuffs, paint scratches, minor dents and alloy wheels. Find out more at chipsawaywokingham.co.uk or email chris.ashdown@chipsaway.co.uk 20