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November 2013 Contents 04 Councillors’ comments 10 garden guru 14 Property MAtters 26 local matters 34 Local clubs and societies 38 families and children 42 Advertising Directory

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onwards and upwards! Hello and a warm welcome to readers old and new from all at the Covered team – we’re delighted to be merging our title with The Really Useful Guides and reaching thousands of new households with our monthly blend of hyper-local news, views and features – all supported by the area’s best businesses of course. I’m sure readers will join me in extending thanks to Chris Dance who steered the good ship ‘Really Useful’ for the last nine years. Chris has stood aside as publisher and we wish him the very best of luck for the future. Dave Smith is staying with the new look publication so please continue to contact him with any advertising requirements. You can expect some changes to your Really Useful Guide over the coming months including a name change to Covered. Covered has been publishing magazines in Leeds for years now and, having merged with RUG, now boast the biggest monthly distribution in the city. 90,000 copies per month in total. You can expect to read more local news as our team spends time out in the community; attending, supporting and reporting your events and activities. If you have an event you’d like some exposure for, just let me know and I’ll do my best to offer some support. Other changes will include new reader-friendly listings for non-profits and charities, features on fashion, hair & beauty, gardening, property, pets, arts & entertainment and much, much more. We’ll also include giveaways and cash prize competitions – everyone likes a freebie don’t they? Try and ‘Find Sid’ this month for your chance to win £100. If you’re a party person then there are two tickets for the city’s hottest New Year event up for grabs on Pg2. If there is something you’d like to see in the new look magazine then don’t be shy, let me know! You can also share your views with others in the community by writing to our Readers’ Letters page – there’s £10 up for grabs if you’re the Star Letter. I hope you will welcome the changes to your local magazine and I look forward to providing you with a quality publication for many years to come. The deadline for editorial submissions and advertising for the next edition is 22/11/13. Until next month,

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Councillor’s Comments: Chapel Allerton Councillors want residents to know about a fantastic scheme Leeds City Council is offering to help people get active and keep fit “Leeds Let’s Get Active”. There are lots of activities happening in North East Leeds: Scott Hall Leisure Centre (Scott Hall Road, LS7 3DT) has daily free swimming and gym sessions that anyone can attend. This is a great way to learn about the facilities on offer at the centre and other activities on offer throughout Leeds. The current sessions run up to December 2013, but there will be other sessions at a later date. If you are interested in attending at your Council leisure centre, you can go at the following times:

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Tuesdays – 2.30 – 3.30pm

Wednesdays – 2.35 – 3.30pm

Thursdays – 2.30 – 3.30pm

Fridays – 2.15 – 3.30pm

Saturdays – 1.00 – 2.00pm

Sundays – 11.00 – 11.55am

In order to attend any activity, you will need to apply for a Leeds Let’s Get Active card. All the details on how to apply and other activities across the city can be found at www.leedsletsgetactive.co.uk. You can also call 0113 3950160 or email leeds.lets.get. active@leeds.gov.uk to find out more information. If you have a Leeds Card or Breeze Card, or you have Bodyline membership, the website has advice on what you need to do.

to contact your Councillor please call: Cllr Jane Dowson 07901 711111 Cllr Eileen Taylor 07513 179708 Cllr Mohammed Rafique 07968 056722


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Councillor’s Comments: Alwoodley The Dark Nights Return? You may know about the decision of the Council to switch off one street light in twelve during the hours of midnight to 5.30a.m. Some of us have big reservations about the whole idea but at present there are no plans for anything that affects Alwoodley. The exercise across the city will save a million pounds but this is over ten years and the set-up costs will eat up the first three years savings at least. If there are ever any specific proposals for us, we will let you know. So to the edited highlights of recent weeks. The wildflower areas on King Lane are being taken up, but they will be back next spring and the beds will be twice as big; the alternate week bin collections are

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still planned to start on November 11; people from outside the ward appear to think that the High Ash estate is part of the Grammar School car park and we wish they wouldn’t; well done to Alwoodley Parish Council, who seem to have won the Battle of the Village Green. I still have almost a thousand pounds left of my annual LCC fund to be allocated to Alwoodley voluntary groups or charities. It’s your money, not mine, and at present it is sitting in a council bank account. I suspect there are still small groups that have never asked for help - please get in touch if £100-£200 would help. 5

To contact your Councillor please call/email: Cllr Peter Harrand 0113 3951741 peter.harrand@leeds.gov.uk Cllr Dan Cohen 0113 3951460 daniel.cohen@leeds.gov.uk Cllr Neil Buckley 0113 3951460 neil.buckley@leeds.gov.uk


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Councillors Comments: Fabian Hamilton the MP Moortown for Leeds North East Now the nights have drawn in and winter is on the way, it really limits the activities that young people can take part in. Many readers will play an important role in the local community by running after-school clubs and activities, providing a range of activities for young people to get involved in. The council is always looking for new and innovative ways to be able to offer support to the individuals, groups and organisations who run these vital services. If you provide community or voluntary activities for children between the ages of 8 and 17, you may be eligible for funding through the East North East Leeds Activities Fund provided by the area committee. To be eligible for consideration for this funding, your group must be non-profit and you need to be registered with the Breeze Culture Network. You can easily register for this by visiting https://culturenetwork.breezeleeds.org/home An application form and further information on this can be obtained by emailing east.north.east@leeds.gov.uk Finally, the preparations for Christmas are now well underway and many of you may have already seen the Christmas lights being put up in the city centre. We are delighted to announce again this year that residents in Moortown and Meanwood will be treated to not one, but two local Christmas lights switch-on’s. The Moortown switch-on will take place on 20th November and the Meanwood event will be on 25th November.

Of all the issues that constituents raise with me at my advice surgeries, housing is the one that outweighs all others. Put simply, the reality is that people who cannot afford to buy their own home have almost a zero chance of being able to rent a council house or one from a housing association. Virtually none have been built in this area for years. The only alternative is the private rented sector where rents are often high and accommodation poor. I believe that good housing for everyone is a characteristic of a just, humane and civilised society and I want a fundamental change of policy on house building. It would be good for those in need of a home and good for the economy creating tens of thousands of new jobs. Here in the Leeds North East constituency, a flying start could me made by building on land in Meanwood formerly occupied by the now closed and demolished Miles Hill Primary School. More new council houses could be built on this one site than have been built throughout Leeds in the last ten years. We must ensure that land where houses can be sensibly sited does not lie idle and that Councils are empowered to get on with the job of building. The growing practice of converting houses into separately let rooms or studios and the construction of micro apartments is symptomatic of a national crisis in housing provision. Years ago Leeds used to have an enviable reputation for being the city where there was a genuine choice between buying a house or renting a council house and there is no reason why this cannot happen again.

to contact your Councillor please call: Cllr Hamilton 07950 057877 0113 2474578 (Office) 0113 2495753 (Home) sharon.hamilton@leeds.gov.uk Cllr Charlwood 0113 2476922 (Office) 0113 2034132 (Home) rebecca.charlwood@leeds.gov.uk Cllr Sobel 07973 397212 0113 2476922 (Office) alex.sobel@leeds.gov.uk

Readers’ Thoughts What do you think to the comments your local Councillors have made? Share your views with the community by dropping a line to: The Editor, Covered, Butonia House, Clayton Wood Close LS16 6QE or email: chris@covered-magazine.net The best letters will be included in next month's magazines and the Star Letter will win £10!


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Planting shrubs with berries will brighten the garden and encourage wildlife.

There is still time to finish planting daffodils, crocus and other small spring bulbs, as these need to be growing now. Next comes the tulips, plant in groups of five at a depth of 8”, which will allow them to naturalise over the next few years. These may be inter-planted with wallflowers, winter pansies or violas to keep the beds looking interesting. Foliage and berries are essential at this time of the year, to provide colour in the garden. Japanese acers are slow growing, with their leaves turning yellow, orange and red. Similar to the smoke bush Cotinus, Euonymus and a number of other shrubs. There has been a good crop of bright yellow and red berries on the pyracantha shrubs, also on the Rowan trees which can be white, yellow, pink, red and orange. There are a number of other shrubs with berries, so look around and choose one to brighten your garden and feed the birds as well. Prepare to take all your tender pots under cover, checking they are not harbouring any disease or

insects before housing them. Then have your fleece, bubble wrap or plant covers handy, ready to insulate them when the first frost warnings arrive. Do not lift your dahlias until the first frosts have blackened the leaves, then take them inside and store them upside down for two weeks to dry out – followed by storage in a frost free area in dry peat. Garden chrysanthemums should also be lifted and kept in moist soil, ready for taking cuttings next year. This is an ideal time to plant bare root fruit stock, roses and perennials, as the soil is still warm enough for them to establish their roots before winter arrives. Prepare the site well, incorporating organic matter if necessary.

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Property Matters: WINTER CHECKLIST It’s no coincidence that during winter’s harsh months you’re far more likely to need the services of tradespeople. Frost, rain, wind and snow are enemies of bricks and mortar. Trades-people tend to be at their busiest over winter too, so you might not get quick service should you have an urgent need. Here’s Covered’s Really Useful Guide for ‘winter-proofing’ your home, inside and out!

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INDOORS Pipes: Ever had a burst pipe? You’re lucky if not – the consequences can verge on catastrophic and resultantly require flooring, ceilings and furniture to be replaced. Keep the heating on low if frost is forecast and make sure you know where the stop tap is. Insulate: There are many initiatives offered to homeowners who want to wrap-up their homes. Take advantage of this opportunity. Add extra insulation to lofts/attics. Well-insulated cellars and garages will also keep pipes from freezing. Check smoke detectors: This is a must-do all year round but an increase in domestic fires during winter means extra vigilance is essential. Make sure your detector is working. Install a carbon monoxide detector too if you don’t have one already – better to be safe than sorry. Service your boiler: Boilers should be serviced at least once a year to make sure that they are safe and

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Inkwell’s Saturday Café – “Supporting Wellbeing through Creativity” Inkwell is part of Leeds Mind, an independent charity whose aim is to enable individuals with mental health problems to flourish. It operates in refurbished premises in Potternewton Lane, which used to be the Shoulder of Mutton pub, traditionally the hub of the local community.

Regular visitors to the craft café enjoying Saturday lunch

A major feature of the operation is the Saturday Café, maintaining the pub’s role at the heart of Leeds 7. It was established in November 2012 and opens every weekend to provide a unique space that encourages creativity and offers nutritious food. The team is currently working hard to open on Sundays to provide a safe, creative and inviting space to enjoy all weekend. The food is delicious, healthy and colourful. All dishes are freshly prepared by a talented chef and trained volunteers. They work closely with local suppliers and small businesses to offer the best in local produce, and use fresh vegetables and herbs grown in Inkwell’s garden by The Conservation Volunteers. They love good coffee too; Union Roasted provides the best quality coffee bean and has extremely high ethical standards.

enjoying the buzz and the food in a truly happy and inclusive atmosphere. And, of course, every meal, craft or cup of coffee you buy contributes to supporting and funding the organisation which has such a positive impact.

Also on offer is a range of craft workshops and activities. Whatever their level of skill, all users can participate and nurture their artistic side. Visiting on a Saturday, you will find local families

Inkwell is at 31, Potternewton Lane, LS7 3LW. Telephone: 0113 3070108 email: inkwell@leedsmind.org.uk The craft café is open on Saturdays from 10am – 4pm

LEEDS LOG COMPANY Suppliers of Quality Firewood Also suppliers of Barkwood Chippings- Ideal for children’s play areas & landscaping Delivery to all areas. Please call 01937 573689 for orders & enquiries

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Alwoodley Arts Group Alwoodley’s Community Hall is just that. Opened in 1949, it was built from predominantly “secondhand material”. Nowadays we call it reclamation, but at the time it was, quite simply, post-WWII thrift and shortage of materials. Volunteers, many of them strangers at the outset, completed as much work as was possible. Notes from the time record the excavation of the first drainage trench as being their largest task. Alwoodley Art Group is one of the clubs that formed early in the association’s history. Going for 51 years, it now has 41 members aged from teens to retired. They meet every Thursday evening at 7.30 for a rotation of demonstrations, instruction, workshops and practical work. There are two important exhibitions, spring and autumn, when members put their best works

“You Can See the Sea” Alwoodley Art Group’s contact and webmaster Tony Driver puts the finishing touches to one of his oils destined for the club’s Autumn Show (16-17 November).

forward for viewing and purchase by the general public. This year the autumn exhibition is on 16 and 17 November with a ticket only, though still free, preview on the Friday evening. Alwoodley Community Hall, 60 The Avenue LS17 7NZ. Alwoodley Art Group – Tony Driver 0113 225 1546.

Booting at St Gemma’s There are two sides to St Gemma’s Hospice in Moortown. The first is of course medical. Yorkshire’s largest hospice had over 600 in-patient admissions last year. In addition to in-patient care, St Gemma’s also has a busy out-patient department and teams of nurses making thousands of home visits and social workers and counsellors providing wider support to families. With around 250 employees and 600 volunteers. The second side is the one with which the general public is more familiar – raising funds to support the medical side. Most in evidence are the twentytwo charity shops located throughout Leeds. But the fundraising doesn’t end there. There are more than a dozen physical challenges organised by St Gemma’s where people can raise funds with sponsored activities such as dancing, swimming or sky diving. And, typically with two events each month, St Gemma’s own buildings host a variety of boot sales and fashion, vintage and art sales. The last boot sale of the year was on 19 October with hundreds of visitors searching for bargains among the 60 stalls. The next indoor boot is on 25 January with a Christmas Market on 6/7 December. Their next Vintage Fair is on 16/17 December. Details Amy Middlemast on 218 5580.

Catering for all tastes. St Gemma’s Hospice is supported by over 600 volunteers.

There was no shortage of vintage bargains at the October indoor boot. St Gemma’s next vintage fair proper is on 16 and 17 December.


Email info@kbdecorators.co.uk Web www.kbdecorators.com

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Alwoodley Parish Council Many people have admired the beautiful wildflower bed on King Lane. This was part of a three year pollination experiment involving several universities and was created and planted by LCC Parks and Countryside Dept. Because it has proved to be so popular the Parish Council has decided to fund more of these wildflower beds around the Parish. We are currently looking at suitable locations – contact us if you’d like to nominate an area. Thanks to a grant from the LCC Wellbeing Fund, there will be some festive lights displayed on lamp posts by the King Lane shops and The Avenue. We have been advised that the switch on date will be 2nd December. In addition, there will be tree lights in the large tree by the playground throughout the winter months. We hope they will bring some cheer to the long winter evenings. The allotments application has now reached the long and tortuous planning stage (after the long and tortuous earlier stages). We are sure that eventually

MOORTOWN COMMUNITY GROUP

The beautiful wildflower bed on King Lane there will be light at the end of the tunnel. APC Are very interested in your views, comments or queries. In the first instance, please contact: The Clerk, Alwoodley Parish Council, Alwoodley Community Hall, 60 The Avenue. LS17 7NZ. Email: the.clerk@alwoodleyparishcouncil or call: 07532 011 269 www.alwoodleyparishcouncil.org

c/o 17 Sand Hill Lane Leeds LS17 6AG TEL: 0113 266 8480

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Join us for mulled wine & mince pies! Email: moortowncommunitygroup@hotmail.co.uk

Website: moortowncommunitygroup.org


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Getting into character on day three of six weeks of rehearsals – Jacob James Beswick (Mowgli) and Andrew French (Shere Khan)

Into the Jungle at West Yorkshire Playhouse To panto or not to panto? If you are looking for a family Christmas treat with a difference, head for West Yorkshire Playhouse. Running for eight weeks from 30 November is an adaptation of Kipling’s Jungle Book unique to WYP. Adapted by Rosanna Lowe, directed and choreographed by multi award-winning Liam Steel (of Les Misérables fame) and with original music by Niraj Chag, it is a fastmoving and dynamic production using physical theatre, dance and puppetry. Mowgli’s journey brings him into contact with friendly and fearsome characters, brought vividly to life. Watched over by a kindly panther and a clumsy (but well-intentioned) bear, he confronts a boa-constrictor, greedy dancing monkeys and, finally, the bloodthirsty tiger Shere Khan. Each encounter teaches him something about the world, other people and himself – and how to build on his gifts and qualities and curb his dangerous tendency to over-confidence.

There is a cast of twelve, including Andrew French as Shere Khan and Jacob James Beswick as Mowgli. Neither is a stranger to Leeds; Jacob’s sister lives in Armley and Andrew was here six months ago in the world première of Refugee Boy, based on the novel by Benjamin Zephaniah. Both are happy to be back in Yorkshire. Andrew told Covered, “the fish and chips are the best in the country – and people here even say thank you to the bus driver!” This Jungle Book is very much aimed at families. There is plenty of music and dance, but Disney it is not. The recommendation is for 7-year-olds and up as the story is very close to Kipling’s original, tracing Mowgli’s path to manhood. It is a tale of rites of passage, of a coming of age, fiercer and edgier than the softer film version. What about younger children? The Playhouse is also staging the well-loved Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs, running for six weeks from 6 December. All the giggles will be there in this version, along with song, live music and puppetry against a magical set. Information and booking on 0113 213 7700 or wyp.org.uk


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ASSOCIATIONS, CLUBS, GROUPS & SOCIETIES

Grandparents Drop-In Chapeltown Children’s Centre 62 Leopold St LS7 4AW

Tuesdays 12-2pm. Meet other grandparents living in Chapeltown, relax, chat & take part in activities such as sewing, cooking & walks in the park Enquiries: Diane 07891 274100

Cara

Bringing Chapel Allerton Together Non-profit social community group runniing free events throughout the year and raising funds for local causes. Members with discounts in local shops, restaurants and clubs. www.lovechapelallerton.com

Menston Arts Club

Kirklands Community Centre, Menston LS29 6HT Sat/Sun 16th/17th November 10:30 – 5pm (4:30 on Sun) Exhibition of paintings & crafts Admission Free. Refreshments Available. Ample Parking Enquiries: 0113 2501096

C.A.S.A. (Chapel Allerton Seniors’ Association)

Methodist Centre, Town St LS7 4NB Drop-In every Wednesday 2pm - 4pm. Come along to chat, meet new friends, play dominoes or cards. Enjoy free refreshments with regular piano music & bookstall.

C.A.T.S. Chapel Allerton Town Street Lunch Club (for older people.) The Methodist Centre, Town Street. LS7 4NB Tuesdays 12:15pm - 1:45pm £4 Enquiries: Vivienne 0113 268 2513 or Jenny 0113 266 1502.

Chapel Allerton Alliance For Green Socialism Chapel Allerton School, 21 Harrogate Road, LS7 3PD 1st Tuesday each month (except school holidays) 7.30pm Speakers, political discussion, campaigning. Enquiries: Mike 07811 384888

Chapel Allerton Good Neighbours

Chapel Allerton Methodist Centre, Town St LS7 4NB Meet 1st Tuesday in the month 2pm to 3.30pm Enquiries: 0113 2663551 or chapelallertongn@wrvs.org.uk

Chapel Allerton Knitting Group Chapel Allerton Library. 106 Harrogate Road LS7 4LZ First and third Tuesday of the month, 1pm-3pm Come and join us for an afternoon of knitting fun! Enquiries: 0113 214 5812

Chapel Pie WI

Chapel A Tennis Club, Wensley Avenue, off Stainbeck Lane LS7 3QX Visitors to WI are welcome for just £3, full annual membership is £33 More info: chapelpiewi@gmail.com or www. chapelpiewi.com or find us on Facebook at Chapel Pie WI

Coffee & Cake

Stainbeck Church, Stainbeck Road LS7 2PP Every 4th Saturday 10.30am – noon Cake stall, Books, Fairtrade stall, Coffee & Chat. All welcome. www.stainbeck.urc. org.uk

Rooms For Hire

Chapel Allerton Methodist Centre, Town St LS7 4NB No smoking or alcohol permitted. Enquiries: Rita 0113 2687777

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visual inspection box upgrades from £250 l LED floodlights supplied and fitted from £35 l New intruder alarms from £250 l Fuse

Dosti (Friendship) Asian Womens’ Support Groups.

SANGAT Group Mon 1 -3.30pm. Carr Manor Childrens Centre, LS17 5DJ KHUSHI Group Weds 10-1.30pm Chapeltown Childrens Centre, LS7 4AW Health & employment advice, computers, English classes, mental wellbeing support. Enquiries: Tayyibah 07929 465730 or Narinder 07956 464226 email: hello@ dostileeds.org.uk / www.dostileeds.org.uk

Leeds Elmete Probus Club Leeds Seventeen 17 Nursery Ln Leeds LS17 7ED Meet the last Tuesday of each month. Social activities for retired men from professional/business backgrounds. Guest speakers, ad hoc outings etc. Members from all over North Leeds. Enquiries: 0113 2301559

Leeds Junior Chess Club Alwoodley Community Centre, The Avenue LS17 7NZ Sundays 5.30– 7.30pm. Coaching for juniors, fun events & competitive. Enquiries: John Hipshon 07772 780337 jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com/www. leedsjuniorchess.org.uk

Leeds Magical Association

Church hall of St Johns C of E Church, Harrogate Rd LS17 7BZ Local magic society meeting twice a month. Busy and varied programme. New members welcome. Whether you're a full-time professional or just a keen amateur, a magic club has to be the best place to learn and share Magic Enquiries: leedsmagicalassociation@ gmail.com www.leedsmagic.co.uk

Leeds Probus Club

St Matthew's Church Meeting Room, Wood Lane LS7 3QF Meeting on the second Thursday in the month 10:30 to noon For retired business/professional people. Social gatherings with speakers. Enquiries: 0113 261 1282.

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Stainbeck Utd Reformed Church, Stainbeck Rd LS7 2PP Monday & Wednesday 11-1.30pm. Friendship & exercise. Transport provided. Volunteers welcome. £4 inc meal. Enquiries: Avril 0113 2935847 or Angela 0113 2253766. www.stainbeckurc.org.uk

Community Café

Stainbeck Utd Reformed Church, Stainbeck Rd LS7 2PP Thursdays 11-2pm. Advice, wifi, books followed by Craft Club at 2-4pm www. stainbeckurc.org.uk

Northcall Over 55’s Club

53-55 Cranmer Bank Leeds LS17 5JD Wednesdays 1pm - 3pm Fun activities, quizzes, games, trips out, various speakers. Enquiries:0113 2689993

U3A Leeds

A vibrant organisation for anyone no longer in full time work. Over 20 special interest groups & fortnightly talks. Enquiries: 07552 448834 or www. u3aleeds.org.uk

North Leeds History Group

Room Hire

Sign Gym sessions for conversational Sign Language

St Barnabas Busy Bs

Leeds IVC Social Events Club

Women's Group

Moor Allerton Library, Moor Allerton Centre, LS17 5NY Mondays 1pm -3pm Friendly informal group examining the history of Medieval Britain with many reflections also on the modern world. Admission inc tea/coffee and biscuits for just £2 a week. New members welcome. Enquiries: 0113 2256405

Stainbeck Community Hall, 162 Stainbeck Ln LS7 2EA Weekday availability for classes, adult education, pre-school or community groups. Full disabled access. Hire includes kitchen, tables and chairs. Storage available. Capacity 100 people. Open 8.30 - 10pm and 8.30 - 9pm on Sunday. Enquiries: 0113 393 0922

Leeds Society for Deaf & Blind People Centenary House, North Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 8JS Tuesday Evenings All abilities welcome – learn a new skill. Relaxed atmosphere great fun! Enquiries: Ben Williams 0113 2438328

Northcall, 53-55 Cranmer Bank, Leeds LS17 5JD Thursday mornings 9.30am -11.30am Enquiries: 0113 2689993

Meals, pub nights, theatre/film/music, walks, badminton, book group, weekends away, holidays & more. Mainly over 30s. Monthly new members’ night in North Leeds. Details www.leedsivc.org.uk

Accountancy Services

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Self Assessment Annual Accounts Preparation Management Accounts General Accounting Matters

Maurice Swift MAAT

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St Barnabas Church Hall, The View, Alwoodley LS17 7NA 3rd Wednesday of the month. Light lunch at 12.30. Company, coffee, biscuits, conversation, various activities and a warm welcome. Enquiries: 0113 2682591 or 0113 2268269

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Sports, Health & Wellbeing Alwoodley Tennis Club

Alwoodley Community Centre, The Avenue, Alwoodley LS17 7NZ Mini & junior tennis coaching available from ages 4 to 16 in small groups in a friendly family atmosphere. All standards welcome. Enquiries: Diane on 0113 267 5252 or 0771 258 4387

Moor Allerton Bowling Club Stonegate Road LS17 6EL (opp Fire Station) Outdoor green. Experienced bowlers and beginners welcome. Enquiries: Mavis Beeton 0113 2935367 for more info.

Chapel Allerton Running Club Meeting Wednesdays at 6.30pm Chapel Allerton Tennis & Squash Club, Wensley Av LS7 3QX

Chapel Allerton Tennis & Squash Club

Wensley Av, Stainbeck Lane, Chapel A LS7 3QX 16 tennis & 6 squash courts, gym, bar & restaurant. Children welcome. Coaching available. Enquiries: 0113 2266622 or visit www. chapel-a.co.uk

Kiai Karate (Shotokan)

Newbourne Methodist Hall. Upper Accommodation Rd. LS9 8JL. Wednesdays 6.30pm - 7.30pm Kobudo (Weapons Art) from 7:30pm. Admission £3.50. 1st night free.

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The Alwoodley Community Association. The Avenue LS17 7NZ Tuesdays 7.45pm - 9.15pm Gentle exercise to improve posture, increase flexibility & give you energy. Enquiries: Judith White on0113 2611765 www.thefitnessleague.com

Leeds Tai Chi Academy Beginners Class

Chapel Allerton Primary School, LS7 3PD Mondays 7pm Enquiries: 07581 217074 milarepason@ hotmail.co.uk www.leedstaichiacademy.org

North East Leeds FC

Based in Chapel Allerton & Moortown FA Charter Standard Development Football Club. Coaches FA qualified, CRB checked, First Aid & Safeguarding Children cert’s. 14 teams from under 8sunder 15s + 2 ‘open age’ teams. Enquiries: Steve Waide 07824 661329 or northeastleedsfc@hotmail.co.uk More info see www.nelfc.co.uk

Post Natal Yoga

The Yoga Space, 378 Meanwood Rd, LS7 2JF Wednesdays 11am-12pm Yoga postures & movements, breathing & short flow sequences for all whose babies are 6- 16 weeks old. Babies welcome! Enquiries: 0113 2888667 or www. theyogaspace.co.uk

Run Leeds @ Alwoodley

Old Leodensians Rugby Club (off King Ln) LS17 5PR Tuesdays 6pm 1st session free. Additional Tuesday group at 7pm, for intermediate runners - around 35mins or under for 5k. Enquiries: Kathy@valleystriders.org.uk

Scott Hall Badminton Club

Scott Hall Leisure Centre, LS7 3DT (corner Scott Hall Rd & Potternewton Ln) Mondays from 8pm -10pm

New Players Wanted

The Friday Night Football Club A veteran's club playing mildly competitive social football on the new 3G pitch at Carnegie, Headingley. Players range in age from mid-20s to mid-60s and abilities from fair to middling. Enquiries: adam.john.lowe@ntlworld.com

GREEN FINGERS Leeds Horticultural Society

St Chad’s Hall, Otley Road LS16 5JT First Tuesday of the month A variety of interesting speakers – always a friendly relaxed evening with tea/coffee/ biscuits. Enquiries: Pat 0113 2250030 or www. leedshs.org.uk

Shadwell Horticultural Society

Methodist Church, Main Street, Shadwell LS17 8HN 14th November 8.00 p.m Guest Speaker talk on “Christmas Foliage”. Enjoy an interesting, relaxed, friendly evening with raffle, refreshments & people on hand to give gardening advice. Free to members, £2 non-members. New Members Welcome. Enquiries: Susan 0113 2738821

Slaid Hill in Bloom

A voluntary organisation with the aim of bringing a sense of pride to Slaid Hill, making it an attractive, environmentally friendly place to live, shop and work. Enquiries: Geoff or Margaret 0113 2689661 or www.slaidhillinbloom.co.uk

Woodburner seeks large wind-felled hardwoods for winter fuel.

Contact adam.john.lowe@ntlworld.com with a description of the timber and photos where possible.


Paul Cole Heating & Plumbing.

Domestic & Commercial All Domestic & Commercial Heating Services: servicing, repairs, fires & cookers, landlord certificates, gas safety checks. General plumbing work. Fully insured. Free no obligation quotations. Honest prices, friendly service.

0113 212 0808 / 07977 439926

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Baby & Toddler Group

Christmas Fayre

St Stephens Church Hall, Cranmer Rd LS17 5PX Wednesdays 6.15pm - 7.45pm 7 & 8 year old girls are invited to join Brownies for fun & adventure. Enquiries: Jill Fisher on 0113 2676365

Crag House Farm, Crag Hill LS16 7NH Saturday 7th December 11am - 4pm Join Santa himself for roast chestnuts, hog roast, craft stalls and handmade wreaths, Christmas Tree's and everything else you need for Christmas!' Enquiries: 0113 2303 600 or www. caringforlife.co.uk

Baby & Toddler Group

St Matthew's Church Hall, Wood Lane Chapel Allerton. LS7 3QF Term time Tuesdays, 9.30-11am £2 per family/carer, inc refreshments. Lots of toys & activities. Mums, Dads & carers welcome.

Lineham Farm – Tea with Santa

Swan Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS16 8AZ 7th December. There will be two sittings 12-1.30pm and 4.30pm till 6pm. Tickets £12 per child includes food, a gift from Santa and a Christmas activity. Anyone interested to book can contact the office on 0113 2817880 or email clare@linehamfarm.co.uk or hannah@ linehamfarm.co.uk

Baby & Toddler Group

Wigton Moor URC Hall, High Ash Drive LS17 8RE Thurs term time, 9.30-11am. All babies, toddlers & their carers welcome. £1.50/ session.

Boys’ Contemporary / Creative Dance

NSCD, 98 Chapeltown Rd, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 4BH For boys who want to have fun, develop confidence & channel energy! Ages 7-11 yrs. 9.30-11am & 11.15-12.45pm Saturdays. Enquiries: 0113 219 3000

Alwoodley Park Methodist Church Hall, The Lane LS17 7BX Weds 9.30-11.15am term time only, All babies, toddlers and carers welcome. £1.50 / session.

Brownies

Girl Guides

Interested in Girlguiding? Enquiries: Lynne Reid lynne.reid1@ btinternet.com

Private Gymnastics Club

Holt Park Leisure Centre Holtdale Approach, LS16 7RX Saturdays Term Time 4 - 4.45pm (4-6 yrs) 4.45 - 5.30 (6-9 yrs) 5.30-6.15 (10-15 yrs) Enquiries: 07790 225385 www.elevationsleeds.co.uk

St John Vianney Baby & Toddler Group

Queens Hall, Immaculate Heart of Mary, 294 Harrogate Road LS17 6LE Tuesday’s during term time1.30-3pm. £2 per family inc refreshements. Just drop by, every body welcome. Enquiries: saintraegan@yahoo.co.uk

Lineham Farm – Tea with Santa

Based in Chapel Allerton. Over 40 dance and theatre classes for children (3 yrs+) Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Street, Break, Musical Theatre, Contemporary & Cheerleading. Tel- 0113 2854024 www.elevationsleeds.co.uk

Swan Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS16 8AZ. 7th December. There will be two sittings 12-1.30pm and 4.30pm till 6pm. Tickets £12 per child includes food, a gift from Santa and a Christmas activity. Anyone interested to book can contact the office on 0113 2817880 or email clare@ linehamfarm.co.uk or hannah@linehamfarm.co.uk

Kiddies' Kitchen at Northcall

Teddy Praise, Baby & Toddler Group

Elevations Dance

53-55 Cranmer Bank Leeds LS17 5JD Every Monday 3.30 - 4.30pm for 5 - 11yr olds. For more information ring Tel 2689993

On Stage Theatre Arts Academy

The Carriageworks, 3 Millennium Square LS2 3AD Saturday afternoons. Musical Theatre, Drama Courses and Productions for 5-18 year olds. NEW ‘Little Stars’ introductory course for 3 to 5 year olds. Enquiries: 0113 2628033 www.onstagetheatrearts.co.uk

St Stephen’s Playschool

St Stephen’s Church, Cranmer Rd, Moortown LS17 5PX. Thursday and Friday mornings: 9.3011.30am. All children aged 2+ welcome. Enquiries: 0113 2687 407 or 07906 735985

Honest and reliable cleaning to meet all your domestic and commercial needs! With an hourly rate of £10 for domestic cleaning - why look elsewhere?

Call us on 07900 340099 www.sparkcleaning.co.uk

St Matthews Church, Wood Lane Chapel Allerton, LS7 3QF Weds mornings 10:30-11:30. A warm & welcoming environment for parents/carers & children. £1 includes refreshments. Everyone welcome for songs, story-time and craft activites

Wigton Moor Children’s Club

Wigton Moor URC Hall, High Ash Drive LS17 8RE Thursday nights at the J Club for 4-7 year olds 5.15 - 6.15pm; J Club for 7-11s 6.307.30; XCite for 11-16s 7.30 - 9pm

Spanish Playgroup

Holy Trinity Church Hall, Meanwood LS6 4NP Thursdays 10am-1pm, term time. For 0-5 year olds and their Spanish-speaking parents or carers. Informal and friendly environment. Enquiries: 07775 579927 or susanarichart@yahoo.co.uk

Leaf Collecting Snow Clearing Garden Maintenance & Design Patios & Driveways

All Tree Work Fencing, Gates & Decking Block Paving/ Tarmac Brick & Stone Walling

FOR A FREE ESTIMATE PLEASE CALL US NOW OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE


Home Improvements Leigh Knowles

2X 10” Pizzas

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2666 666

Painter & Decorator (Internal & External) Joinery / Skirting / Banisters Tiling (Floor & Wall) Decking / Pathways & Patios / Fencing Many more services available for all those home improvement needs. Competitive prices, no job too small. Personal & professional service. Call for a FREE NO OBLIGATION ESTIMATE.

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Murphy Joinery & Building Established Over 20 years

q Doors & Windows (wood & PVCu) q Kitchens q Fitted Furniture q Staircases & Skirting q Decking q Extensions q Loft Conversions & all other joinery work

07976 361738 smurphyjoinery@virginmedia.com Old Barn Close, Alwoodley

Complete Bathroom Solutions & Property Maintenance Service Bathroom Services Include: ♦ Plumbing ♦ Electrical (including part P) ♦ Walls moved ♦ Joinery ♦ Tiling & Plastering

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ART, MUSIC, DANCE & ENTERTAINMENT Leodis International Folk Dancing Group

Moor Allerton Sports & Social Centre, Stonegate Rd (opp Fire Station) LS17 6EL Every Thursday evening 7:30 - 10pm. Admission of £3.50 includes refreshments Enquiries: 0113 228 636 or 01423 505006

Alwoodley Bobbin Lacemaking Group Alwoodley Park Methodist Church Hall, The Lane LS17 7BX Tuesday afternoons. Beginners welcome Enquiries: 0113 269 5512

Alwoodley Lace & Crafts

Community Centre, The Avenue LS17 7NZ Fridays 2- 4pm. A variety of crafts are available to try. Come & have a cup of tea & a chat too. Enquiries: 0113 2676111

Art Classes

Greenscapes Nursery, Brandon Crescent LS17 9JH Friendly group meets Wednesday pm or Friday am. Experienced, qualified tutor. All abilities welcome. Enquiries: 0113 2892922 or email ruth@ rdorrington.freeserve.co.uk

Leeds Marquetry Group

Polish Catholic Centre, Newton Hill Rd LS7 4JE Wednesdays 7pm www.leedsmarquetry.org.uk

HICKS

Leeds Movie Makers

Stainbeck United Reformed Church, Stainbeck Road LS7 2PP Fridays 7.30pm. For anyone interested in film & video. Enquiries: 0113 2256444 or www. leedsmoviemakers.co.uk

Leeds Photographic Society

The oldest such society in the world would like to hear from you. Enquiries: Ian Wray, 07814 737499 Web: www.lps1852.co.uk Facebook: http://www. facebook.com/lps1852 Twitter: @lps1852

Chapel Allerton Methodist Church

Town Street, LS7 4NB Sundays 10.30am & 6.30pm www.chapelallertonmethodistchurch.org.uk

Immaculate Heart RC Church

53-55 Cranmer Bank Leeds LS17 5JD Interested in Photography? Northcall run a 6 weeks free course. Enquiries: 0113 2689993

Stainbeck Art Club

Moortown Baptist Church

St.John's church Hall, Harrogate Road LS17 7BZ Wednesday 2-4 pm. New members welcome. Enquiries: 0113 2250144

Free Photography Course

Methodist Community Centre, Town Street, Chapel Allerton, LS7 4NB 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month 1.45 – 4pm. New members, all abilities welcome. Practical and demonstrations, also painting and sketching days out. Enquiries: Rose or Ken on 0113 266 5005

The Leeds Calligraphy Guild

St Andrew’s Shaftsbury Ave, Roundhay LS8 1DS Tuesday mornings. Learn the art of Calligraphy. Absolute beginners or those with a little knowledge. Enquiries: 0113 2696414. Or 07900 286358

WRVS Care Art Group

Terry Yorath House, Devonshire Close, Roundhay LS8 1BF Wednesdays 1.30-3.15. Beginners to all levels Enquiries: 0113 268 0406

Alderton Rise, Moortown Estate LS17 5LH. Sunday at 10.30am with children’s groups & a creche. Young people’s group meet at 10am for breakfast. Rooms available for community use – hall, meeting rooms, kitchen facilities. No alcohol/smoking allowed on premises. Enquiries: 0113 2943466 or www. moortownbaptistchurch.org.uk

St Matthew’s Church of England

Wood Lane Chapel Allerton, LS7 3QF Sundays 8am, 10am & 6.30pm Morning prayers are said each morning Mon-Sat 9am www. stmatthewschapelallerton.org.uk

JOBS BIG & SMALL ...WE DO THEM ALL

Mobile: 07753 359763 Email: nigel.hicks65@hotmail.co.uk 11 West Lea Gardens, Leeds, LS17 5DF

MAINTENANCE

IN CHAPEL ALLERTON & MOORTOWN

294 Harrogate Road, LS17 6LE. Sunday Mass: 8am, 9.30am, 11am and 6.30pm. Weekday Mass: Mon - Fri 9.15am. Tuesday evening 7pm. Thursday noon. Saturday 10am. Exposition Mon - Fri 8.30am. Morning Prayer Tues-Fri 8.55am. Confessions Sat 10.30am - 11am Enquiries: 0113 2681373. www. stjohnvianneyleeds.org.uk. Church Hall bookings: bookings@queenshall.org.uk

Moor Allerton Art & Craft Club

INTERNAL • Painting & decorating • Laminate flooring • Tiling • Flat pack assembly • Wood floor sanding • Install dish washers

HOME

PLACES OF WORSHIP

and washing machines Reseal baths, sinks and showers

CONTACT

TODAY EXTERNAL FOR A FREE QUOTATION • Painting • Hedge trimming • Lawns mowed • Gutter clearing • Rubbish clearance • Autumn leaves removed • Gates and railings painted • Jet washing


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Really Useful Guide St Paul's Church

Buckstone Crescent LS17 5ES Saturday Mass Vigil 6.30pm. Sunday morning 10am. Weekday Mass Mon 9.15am, Tues 9.30am, Wed 9.15am, Fri 12.30pm and Saturday morning 10am. Confession 10.30am-11am then 5.30, 6pm. Weekly bulletin: stjohnvianney.org.uk

Stainbeck United Reformed Church

Stainbeck Road LS7 2PP Sunday10.45am (Sunday Club for youngsters) and 7.30pm every Thursday. A warm welcome to all http://stainbeck. urc.org.uk

The Leeds Vineyard

Ralph Thoresby School, Holt Park LS16 7RX Sunday 10am start (with refreshments) Enquiries: 0113 245 9111 www. leedsvineyard.org

IN ALWOODLEY

St. Stephen's

Cranmer Rd, Moortown LS17 5PX Sundays 10.30am

St Barnabas C of E

The View, LS17 7NA Sunday at 10am Holy Communion on the first and third Sundays of each month. Junior church meets concurrently each Sunday except the second Sunday, when there is All Age Worship. All welcome. www. stbarnabasleeds.org.uk

Alwoodley Park Methodist

The Lane, Alwoodley Park, Leeds LS17 7BX Sunday 10.45am. Holy Communion once a month - a very warm welcome to all.

St. John's

Harrogate Road LS17 7BZ Sunday Holy Communion 8am. Parish Communion or Morning Worship 10am. (Family Service 2nd Sunday of the month) Traditional sung evensong 6.30pm (Parish communion 2nd Sunday each month.) Junior Church in the Church Hall at 10am during term time. All welcome. www.stjohnsmoorallerton.org

Wigton Moor United Reform Church

High Ash Drive LS17 8RE Sundays 10:30. Morning worship (includes Holy Communion on the 1st Sunday of each month.) Do come and join us - newcomers are most welcome

St Paul's RC Church

King Lane, Alwoodley LS17 7AG Vigil Mass Sat 6.30pm Sunday mass 10am.

GARAGE DOORS

All leading makes of garage doors repaired, supplied & installed: Wetherby 01937 573424

EMERGENC Y

REPAIRS

GARAGE DOORS 2 Rose Croft, East Keswick, Leeds LS17 9HR. Mobile : 07740 801100

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Win tickets to the city's hottest New Year party! See page 2

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WALKER ELECTRICAL

All Electrical Work Undertaken Rewiring Specialist ● Security Alarms

Showers ● Extra Lights/ Sockets New Consumer Units/ Upgrades Earthing & Bonding Testing & inspection 25 Years Experience Tel 07880 723533 or 0113 264 5649

S S Joinery, Plumbing & Building Services For a high quality, reliable & professional service in all aspects of home, maintenance, renovations & building work.

Phone: Mob 07813 768047 0113 8081762/ 01904 700855 Over 20 Years Experience City & Guilds Tradesmen ● Free Estimates & Advice

Kitchen/ Bathroom Loft Conversions Extensions Fencing & Decking Bedrooms/ storage

Windows & doors Gutters/ Fascias Wood Floors/ Joinery No Job Too Small All Trades Included

All Work Carried Out From Planning to Completion


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Advertiser Directory

90,000 Copies Every Month | GPS Tracked Delivery |100s of Happy Advertisers

Tel: 0113 274 5639

Email: advertising@covered-magazine.net

Wrap Advertisers: Alwoodley Paul Whitehouse - Kitchens

Cleaning Services Helping Hands

31

Thomason’s - Funeral Services

Absolutely Spotless

36

PCI Computers - IT Services

Clean Care

15

Andrews Tiles - Tiling Wrap Advertisers: Chapel Allerton Avery Walters Ltd. - Solicitors

Oven Gleamers

37

Spark Cleaning Community Events Moortown Lights Contracts & Tenders Harewood Parish Council Decorators KB Decorators

38

Paul Silcoock Decorating

31

Roberts Decorators Education & Tuition Carr Manor Primary School

19

Roundhay School of Technology Electrician David Gunby

19

Electric @ Home

17

GS Electrical

27

HGM

31

Moortown Electrical

34

Walker Electrical Fashion, Hair & Beauty Lucious Salon Food & Drink Caring For Life

41

Pizza House Funeral Services Galleries Headrow Gallery

39

P&R Cars Garage Doors 1st For Garage Doors Gardening & Tree Services Bardsey Log Company

43

Bardsey Tree Services

11

BY Landscapes

11

JM Tree Services

11

Smart Turf

10

Urban Earth

30

PCI Computers - IT Services Gadget Exchange - Electrical Retailer Yorkshire Physio Network - Health & Wellbeing Wrap Advertisers: Moortown Avery Walters Ltd. - Solicitors Thomason’s - Funeral Services PCI Computers - IT Services Andrews Tiles - Tiling Accountancy Services Maurice Swift Accountancy Aerials & Satellite ADI Communications

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Digital Satellite Solutions

18

Digitall Aerials & Satellite Bathrooms Moreability Beds Goodnight Sleeptight Bookkeeping GAP Bookkeeping Building & Joinery Services AJW Contruction

15

Alan Smith Home Improvements

5

Colin Nolan

15

East Bank Developments

17

Halls

14

Leigh Knowles Home Improvements

39

MPD Installations

37

SS Joinery, Plumbing & Building Car Parts Yorkshire Car Parts Christmas Events Royal Armouries Events

41

18 27 33 33

3 2

30 33 29

33

15

31 Pullout

29

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Handyman Services HandyMan Andy Yeung

27

Local Handyman Service Health & Wellbeing Meanwood Mobility

31 Page 35

Hicks Home Maintainance IT Services Lee Goodman Joinery J Waite Joinery

40

North Leeds Joinery

37

Stephen Murphy Kitchens Kitchens Leeds Loft Conversions Move Up Lofts Plastering C Roberts Plastering Plumbing & Heating A & M Harland

39

Douglas Benn & Son

17

Paul Cole (HPG)

37

Roundhay Plumbing

19

Shine Removals Paul’s Light Removals Roofing Services APM Roofing

39

CH Roofing

11

G Horne

27

Hazelgrave

29

The Flat Roof Company Taxis & Private Hire Premier Tiles DJ Cutts Windows, Doors & Conservatories Caines Windows

43

Elmhurst Windows

8

TWS

20

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7 19 31 36

31 5

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ROUNDHAY SCHOOL

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SECONDARY CAMPUS

Craft Fair

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Saturday 30th November 10:30 am to 1:00 pm

AT THE SECONDARY CAMPUS

Come and buy a wide range of handmade, locally produced gifts, jewellery, clothing, photography, cards and other interesting products.

Stalls Available

Please contact us for more information

0113 3931200

info@roundhay.leeds.sch.uk

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