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Welcome To the latest edition of The Local Focal for your area. The Local Focal is a FREE monthly door to door publication that allows businesses to put their business directly into local homes, encouraging their community to shop local. We have editions for Idle/Thackley, Apperley Bridge/Geengates, Calverley, Baildon, Cottingley, Bingley Central and Eldwick/Gilstead, each with more than a 20,000 readership per month! Advertising rates start at only £30 plus VAT, a real cost effective way to advertise your business! PLUS we are looking for news on any local events, non-profit making clubs and associations as we offer FREE space to shout about themselves in the local community! We hope you enjoy and make use of your edition of The Local Focal, why not visit us at and tell us about your event, school, club or association, and tell us how we can better serve you, the local community with The Local Focal.

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Apperley Gardens offers a full design & landscaping service along with regular or one off maintenance to keep your outside space looking perfect.

• Paving & Patios • Decking • Turfing • Fencing & Walls • Blockpaving • Pergolas • Borders & Raised Beds • Seasonal Planting • Bespoke Timber Products • Hanging Baskets For competitive rates and a reliable service Call David on

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Health Matters Time to Quit? By Heather Gretton, Senior Pharmacist, Thackley Pharmacy Evidence shows that enlisting the help and support of a trained smoking adviser dramatically increases your chances of quitting successfully. A smoking advisor: provides one to one confidential help and support is trained to help you with any concerns you may have will give expert advice will tailor a quit program to suit you and your lifestyle is there to give you regular support all the way through to your final quit date

Thackley Pharmacy now offers this service with the advantages of: a trained advisor being available Monday to Friday each week easy access at a time to suit you appointments not always necessary – just walk in and ask a one stop shop - no trailing – everything you need available there and then For further information on quitting see For Free Help and Advice call in to Thackley Pharmacy today

Remember Help and Advice is FREE - Available at Thackley Pharmacy at a time to suit you. Stop smoking patches, gum and other products are available FREE of charge after your one-to-one consultation.

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Well Established in the Local Area You are Always Sure of a Warm Welcome The Perfect Place for Breakfast and Lunch

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 7am to 2.30pm, Saturday 7am to 3.30pm, Sunday 8.30am to 3.30pm The Bridge Cafe, 1027 Harrogate Road, Apperley Bridge, BD10 0NB

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Steamed Up Glass Replacement Double Glazing Units Broken Windows Wood, Alu, uPVC

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Pawz ‘n’ Clawz Dog Walking, Pet Sitting & Animal Healing

Group walks or solo, long walks or short, old dogs or puppies, we can tailor walks to suit your dogs individual needs.

Our Other Services Pet Sitting

Cat Feeding Small Animal Feeding and Cleaning Horse Feeding, Turnout & Muck Out Fully Qualified Animal Healer Pet Food Delivery

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Our Wedding Cake Service Includes: Personal Consultation Cake tasting day Bespoke designs Free cake topper (t’s & c’s apply)


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Morrisons Shopping Mall, Five Lane Ends, Idle, BD10 8EW Tel: Carole (01274) 616191

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Possibly The Best Burger & Snack Van In The Area! Located at United Carpets Shipley Extensive Menu Only The Freshest Ingredients Used Seating Area Fantastic Service

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From Stickers and Labels to Signage and Advertising Boards. From Point-of-Sale Material to Modern Art and much more, on a variety of surfaces such as vinyls, plastics and correx etc., you will find A D Graphics bespoke Screen Printing service reliable, our quality excellent and our prices very competitive Founded 30 years ago by Allison & Dunn, A D Graphics has been built on the principles of making quality products and providing a reliable service to businesses both large and small with the finest quality screen printed products. Our unique service has established our place in this industry which allows us to make a distinctive and substantial impact for our clients. Here at AD Graphics Screen Printers, we are extremely passionate about the service we provide to our customers. Using the ancient art of screen printing, our highly skilled team pride themselves on the variety of businesses we cater for and the range of materials such as vinyls, plastics and correx etc used in our work. We have our own in-house design team, using both Apple Mac and Windows technology to produce artwork. We are available to advise and/or take instructions from you, the customer, on any item of artwork you may require. We are experienced in copy work, design of logos etc., and are on hand to give you the guidance you need so please feel free to contact us should you wish to discuss your requirements. Whatever your business needs - from signage to promotional items, you will find A D Graphics bespoke screen printing service is reliable, our quality excellent and our prices very competitive.

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Victoria Pritchard

Calverley Business Network is now approaching 80 members our free monthly meetings in the Thornhill Arms are attracting a large number of people. Our friendly, informal atmosphere and “no need to book” appeals to many businesses who do not want to make commitments to regular and expensive networks. Calverley Business Network is run by volunteers and is nonprofit community group. Our monthly networks are FREE and we meet on the First Tuesday of every month at The Thornhill Arms in Calverley, anyone welcome. Please contact Helen West on if you would like further information. We have recently taken on some new volunteers to help us run the network here is a little information about some of the committed team running the Calverley Business Network.

Zandra Moore In my day job I run a sales consultancy for small technology businesses called Salescake Ltd based in Calverley. As a mum of two I like to take an active role in my local community and this year became a Governor at Calverley Parkside School. One of my best moments this year was being part of the team of the team who organised the Royal Wedding Tea Party in Calverley Park; we are currently planning the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations for next year. It is a real pleasure to be a founding member of the Calverley Business Network, a fantastic group of people passionate about supporting one another professionally and personally.

Although I’ve only been in Yorkshire for 4 years it definitely feels like home! As an actress I have worked on classic Yorkshire productions such as Emmerdale and The Royal Today and I 8 months ago, together with my business partner Helen West, set up Redvoice - a communication, voice and presentation skills coaching company based in Leeds. As a Londoner, the most enjoyable thing about living here is the amazing sense of community and I have relished the opportunity to get involved. I was a founding member of the CBN and also helped to organise (and hosted) the Royal Wedding Tea Party in Calverley Park.

James Clayton Company director at family run Claytons MOT & Service Centre. I have lived in Calverley all my life and recently became a dad to 4 month old Freya. I have a massive passion for motorsport and over the years have worked as pit crew for a number of teams, continuing to do so with United Autosports (Audi UK) on their 24 hour team. Other hobbies include 5 a side, track days, mountain biking and skiing, generally anything that involves going at speed I’ll have my hand up.

Helen West I have had connections with Calverley for the past 17 years and through the years I have met and be-friended many people in the community, mainly through the school and the cricket and dog walking. It was through the dog walking that I met Victoria Pritchard and through this friendship, we also became business partners, setting up Redvoice. The success of the Calverley Business Network is testament to the passion of the people who run it and those who attend and I look forward to seeing it go from strength to strength.

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What is LighterLife? There aren’t many diet plans that will educate you about why you’re eating particular foods when you’re not hungry, but the LighterLife programmes help you to understand why you overeat at certain times. So it’s not just about weight loss but about weight management too! How does LighterLife work? LighterLife initially combines the use of meal replacement products with weekly group sessions run by a fully trained LighterLife Counsellor so you lose weight and get help doing it. Then we help you to reintroduce everyday food in a structured way so you find a healthy balanced eating plan that works for you and keeps the weight off.



Hassle Free Holidays with LighterLife With the school holidays well underway, the kid’s treats in the cupboard and little time for yourself, every Mum knows that sticking to a diet and shifting those unwanted pounds is almost impossible!

and sausage rolls. As a busy working mum, Nina Clyde is one woman who has taken control of both her weight and her future after dropping an amazing three dress sizes on the LighterLife programme.

According to recent research, the average mum gains around half a stone during the summer holidays, tucking into Kids leftover as well as an increased amount of ice creams during the hot weather. As the sunshine increases more and more people are spending time picnicking, snacking away on fatty foods such as pork pies

“I was a proud mum but ashamed of my body,” says Nina “This has not really been a diet, it is a whole new way of thinking and eating. The Foodpacks were a godsend for a busy mum. Thank you LighterLife for making something I thought could only happen with a miracle become reality!”

You can choose from a wide variety of LighterLife Foodpacks (soups, shakes and bars). They’re tasty, easy to make up, and ideal if you have a busy life. How many Foodpacks you eat a day will depend on which of our programmes is right for you: • •

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Riverford Organic says kick-start your Organic September by getting the kids in the kitchen As the Soil Association kicks off its monthlong celebration with the launch of Organic September, Guy Watson, founder of award-winning vegbox delivery scheme Riverford Organic, is urging people across the country to remember what organic food is really about. “The founders of the organic movement were an earthy, practical lot with mud on their boots and a passion for the health of the soil and their livestock, and consequentially that of the nation. I imagine they would be horrified by the way some organic brands use exclusivity as a marketing tool; it’s a betrayal of the essential inclusiveness and sharing at the heart of true organic farming.” To this end it’s time to get families back into the kitchen, cooking together and sharing the creativity and mayhem that is at the heart of every busy, lively home. What better way to get kids keen on cooking than throwing some chocolate into the mix?! Riverford’s chocolate beetroot brownies are both easy and great fun to make, and are generally wolfed down before they’ve even cooled down. Andrew Wilson, who delivers Riverford vegboxes to families in Bradford says, “One of the biggest reasons our customers say they buy from us is because the food really just tastes better, and sharing good food is an important part of their family life. Add to that the fact that it’s free from artificial sprays and other nasties, and that our meat is from some of the most ethically reared animals around, it’s easy to see that

organic is here to stay.” Chocolate Beetroot Brownies By Jane Baxter, Riverford Field Kitchen Taken from the Riverford Farm Cook Book Makes about 9 Ingredients: 250g dark chocolate, chopped 200g unsalted butter, cut into cubes 250g beetroot, cooked 3 eggs a drop of vanilla extract 200g caster sugar 50g cocoa powder 50g rice flour (ground rice) 1 tsp baking powder 100g ground almonds Put the chocolate and butter in a large bowl and place it over a pan of simmering water, making sure the water doesn’t touch the base of the bowl. Leave to melt, then remove from the heat. Purée the cooked beetroot in a food processor. Add the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla and sugar, and mix until smooth. Sift the cocoa powder, rice flour and baking powder into a bowl and stir in the ground almonds. Stir the beetroot mixture into the melted chocolate and then fold in the dry ingredients. Use baking parchment to line a rectangular tin, roughly 28x18cm. Pour in the mixture and place in an oven preheated to 180°C/Gas Mark 4. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until just firm to the touch. It’s important not to overcook brownies; a skewer inserted in the centre should come out slightly sticky. Leave to cool in the tin and then cut into squares.

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Advertisers Index ADI Communications

08000 132341/ 07850 636902

Kundi Kitchens

01274 774340

AD Graphics

01274 636675

Lighter Life Shipley

01274 222610

Aqua Babies

01535 642011/ 07866 957929

Latino Tiles

01943 884546

Armour Glaze

01274 891356/ 01943 846456

New Street Garage

01274 614665

Apperley Gardens

01274 615719/ 07833 716018


01274 280068

Atkinsons Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms

0800 0131363/ 01274 545432

Paws ‘n’ Clawz

01274 413724/ 07908 510361

Barraclough’s Skip Hire

01132 561694 /0800 0556125

01274 414112

Barratt Homes Idle

01274 612719

PDS Windows and Doors

0113 2363569

Bridge Cafe

01274 611266

Riverford Organics

01274 616471

Cake Craft

01274 616191

Shield Services The Decorating Company

01274 921719/ 07875 225811

Calverley Business Network

Thackley Bambinis

07964 739166

David Wilson Homes

0844 8115588

Thackley Pharmacy

01274 620353

Ennerdale Driving School

01274 632460/ 07773 114279

The Local Focal

01274 420091

Frederick at the Rose Florist

01274 613099

Warrior Kickboxing

07909 518939

Green Thumb The Grass Guru

01943 604956

Will Maker Direct

0800 2987719

Gold Genie

07814 737526

Women with Vision

01274 420091

James & Co Residential

01274 880794

Yorkshire Clinic

01274 550600

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