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ISSUE 113 MARCH | 2016


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 Community news  Outdoor Fun  Legal Advice   Wildlife  Medical  Sport  Music CONTACT US Personal Development  T: 01733 243591 T: 01733 347618 M: 07736 644553  Mother’s Day E: and the team  Young Hampton @hamptongazette  Hampton’s Got Talent Local defibrillator Catch up on the latest news and read the latest edition of the Hampton Gazette  Living in Hampton Your local defibrillator can be found at: HCSA Centre, Beaumont Way,  Hampton Parish Council DEADLINE FOR NEXT ISSUE: Hampton Hargate, Peterborough, PE7 8DN. Remember to always ring 14 MARCH 2016  Fat reducing techniques 999 in an emergency. Chenel’s Beauty Publication, leaflet & poster design  Website design & development  Holistic Treatments D E S I G N Computer maintenance (Apple & PC)  Easter Holiday Guide 01733 772095  Food  Spring Gardening  Handy Numbers Hampton Vale Community Centre

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Hello and welcome to the March issue of the Hampton Gazette. Spring is finally here, so it’s time to start enjoying the outdoors more; the lighter evenings and longer days. In this issue, we have some great spring gardening tips, Hampton Wildlife and the usual updates from the Parish Council, schools etc. Take a look at our new, bigger calendar informing you of regular, weekly clubs in Hampton and our new look Handy Numbers pages where you will find a list of local services. Please keep sending us your photos and local news. The Hampton Gazette is your local magazine and you never know you could end up on the front cover! Don’t forget to mention the Hampton Gazette when approaching our advertisers, as without them we couldn’t bring you this fantastic local magazine! Until next month,

The Hampton Gazette is sourced & published independently by a local Hampton resident, and is not part of any large organisation or society. Views and opinions written in this magazine may not necessarily reflect those of the publisher. The Hampton Gazette cannot be held responsible for unsolicited material. All artwork and design is the copyright of its respective owner. Reproduction of any part of this publication is strictly prohibited unless prior written consent is given by the publishers.

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A message from your Conservative team We are delighted to have been selected as your conservative team and we are determined to work hard for you in the newly constituted Hargate and Hempstead Ward. We believe that this is a dynamic and fast growing area with an aspirational electorate, good schools

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PENSIONS DIVORCE Rather a dull topic you may think, and if you are a couple going through a divorce but still many years away from retirement age, you may consider it irrelevant to your situation.

But even if you are only in your 40s, have been married for a while and either one of you has built up a pension fund during that period, it could turn out to be as valuable as the equity in the matrimonial home. For older couples and especially those approaching retirement, pension funds can often be the major asset in a divorce. You will probably all be aware of the changes brought in by the Government last year which allow many pension funds to be treated as pots of money, rather than savings that have to be invested to produce an annual income. These changes, within the necessary tax constraints, create greater flexibility for matrimonial settlements but would still need to be ordered by the Court in a pension sharing annex to the main financial order. All of this can be complicated to understand and you need expert advice from a family law specialist who will also point you in the direction of appropriate financial advice as required. You cannot share pensions without a court order. Securing your financial future into retirement is crucial and attempting a DIY divorce in this context would be very unwise.


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yourWI Hello! I trust you are all finally getting over the excesses of the festive period and are looking forward to the year ahead. It seems so long ago now, extra-curricular social nights each particularly as we now head into month. At the end of January, 18 of us descended on Mattonis March. Let’s hope for a bright and cheery springtime as Hampton where we enjoyed a great night out with delicious food and a is such a delightfully pretty place at this time of year, weather tipple or two to go with it! permitting, of course! If you want to be part of this, please take the plunge and We have had a brilliant start to the year here at Hampton WI. Our pop down to the CSK Church at members have already had a go at 7.30pm every third Thursday of button jewellery making, plus an the month. We are an exuberant evening of chocolate and cocktail and eclectic mix of ladies; from tasting and rag rug making to professionals to housewives, crazy look forward to, we think it’s going celebrity crafters to pensioners. You name it, we have it, plus a ton to be a great year. of laughter helping us along. Not only do we meet formally as the WI but we try to arrange See you soon! Julia Harrison Hampton WI President T: 07791 741291 E:

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March is a great month; the days really start to feel longer as the clocks go forward. The first day of spring arrives on the 21st, and this year, we celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday the 6th. Mothering Sunday was originally were relaxed for that day. a Christian celebration, and still CSK is your local Parish Church, takes place on the 4th Sunday in the ‘mother’ church of Hampton. Lent. We feel like every Sunday is Refreshment Sunday as we gather During the sixteenth century, it was considered important for together to receive spiritual people to return to their home refreshment and be a community or ‘mother’ church once a year. for one another, sharing Most historians think that it refreshments at the end of each was the return to the ‘mother’ service. Chimes, our community church which led to the tradition coffee shop, serves refreshments of children, particularly those every Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 4pm. Do pay us a visit or join working as domestic servants or apprentices, being given the us any Sunday of the month, day off to visit their mother and and especially to celebrate our family. Mothering Sunday was also mothers and carers on Mothering known as Refreshment Sunday, Sunday or to celebrate Easter with us. We’d love to welcome you. because the fasting rules for Lent

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From 22 February patients will be able to complete an eConsult with a GP from Hampton Health from the comfort of their own home. This service can be accessed via the surgery website and clicking on ‘Consult online’. where you simply find the health condition you are enquiring about from the list provided and fill in a quick, secure online questionnaire. This should only take a few minutes to complete. The questionnaire is then sent

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to your GP who will review the information, and recommend advice or treatment. You will be contacted by phone or email by the end of the next working day. You can use this service if you are over 18, registered at the practice, and if your problem isn’t an immediate emergency. This service is not available for children. We hope you will find the service useful, and in many instances, it should remove the need for you to come into the surgery for treatment.

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Walking Football (Yaxley) Rekindle your love of the beautiful game Walking Football is growing in popularity across England and ICA Sports FC & Yaxley Parish Council is proud to be introducing Walking Football sessions in Yaxley.

Existing sessions in other areas are attracting players, both men and women, of all ages (up to their mid-80s, so age is no barrier), who are not at the peak of physical fitness.

Two FREE taster sessions will run on Friday 11 March & Friday 18 March 7-8pm and anybody with an interest in playing would be very welcome to come and join us. Regular weekly sessions will then commence in April. If you would be interested in learning more about Walking Football, please come along to the Astro Pitch at Middletons Road Recreation Ground or you can get in touch on T: 07964 496259, E:

Netball Back in Hampton For the 3rd year running Hampton Netball Club are pleased to launch our ‘Back to Netball’ sessions with two, free taster sessions, so if you fancy coming along and giving it a go, please do come and join us. These sessions are great if you are new to netball and just fancy giving something new a go or if you have moved to the area and are looking for a club to join. When: Saturday 5 & Saturday 12 March Where: HCSA, Beaumont Way, Hampton Hargate Times: 10:00 – 11:30am How: To register your interest and book a place, please email Tracey E: Hampton Netball Club was formed 15 years ago and now proudly has 4 adult and 5 junior teams that train regularly and play competitively in local leagues. We are a fun energetic club always on the lookout for new members to come and join us. We also have a packed social calendar so please, if you are 14 or over, why not come down and give it a go. 16

Hampton Cricket Club As we move into spring, and hopefully some blue skies, our preparations for the upcoming season are beginning to gather pace. We have a new club shop opening in conjunction with Vitas Cricket, where you can buy a range Hampton CC branded clothing as well as all the kit you need to play this fantastic sport. Nene Park Academy continue to play host for our indoor winter nets sessions, each Thursday from 7 until 9pm, for only £4 each. A bargain, and a chance for anyone to come and hone

their skills. With England playing some exciting cricket these days, here is your chance to show what you can do. This will be our second full season playing at Clayburn Road in Hampton and we will be continuing to develop our surroundings to make it a great place to come and play, or watch, cricket. If you would like to get involved with the club in any way then please contact us through our website, Facebook or Twitter sites. Twitter@hampton_c_c

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Men united in song The new year brought an exciting new project for the award-winning Peterborough Male Voice Choir, Men United In Song; a recruitment initiative which aims to attract new members while at the same time raising money for a very worthy – and specifically male – cause, Prostate Cancer UK. Launching in April, the project will recruit 40 local men with a range of previous singing experience (including none!) who over 12 weeks will rehearse to perform with Peterborough Male Voice Choir in a gala charity concert at the Broadway Theatre in June. Under the direction of William Prideaux - a nationally recognised authority on the male voice genre - Peterborough Male Voice Choir has a track record of highly successful charity fundraising recruitment projects, to the extent that other choirs regularly seek his expertise in following the winning formula But it’s not all about the singing, or even about the fundraising, there’s a fantastic social scene, too - after all, not every choir can boast its own bar in its own theatre! Ultimately, it’s about a group of men getting together in a shared enterprise, which of course is the idea behind Men United, and Introduction sessions will why the charity seemed such a good fit for the project. William be at the Broadway Theatre, Prideaux says “It’s a real privilege to work with such a cracking Peterborough, on bunch of blokes. They take their music making as seriously as • Friday 1 April (7-9pm) and Saturday 2 April (10am-1pm). their socialising. Men United In Song kicks off with introduction sessions at • Rehearsals will be at the Broadway Theatre on Friday 1 April (7-9pm) and Saturday the Broadway Theatre on 2 April (10am-1pm). Absolutely no previous experience is Thursday evenings from required to join, just a willingness to get stuck in and give it a go. 7.45-9.45pm, starting on For further information contact Jo on 01733 425194 or Thursday 7 April. E:









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he full time job - No holiday. No time off for good behaviour. 24 hours, 365 days per year and no pay. If my boss at work tried to impose these conditions as the terms of my contract I’d have grounds to take him to court. The housework - It may surprise you Gracie to know that the house does not clean and tidy itself. Clothing does not wash, iron and sort itself into drawers. There isn’t an army of cleaning fairies who pop out at night to dust and run the vacuum cleaner over the carpet. It is actually your Mum. Ok some of it is me, and you will do the odd chore (generally reluctantly) but mostly, let’s be honest here, it’s mum. The food – Meal-planning, shopping, cooking. It’s just done, sorted, no problems. I realise you and your brother clear the table and stack the dishwasher, mostly while grumbling about slave labour and the general unfairness of life, but I’m betting you’d miss the meals if they suddenly stopped The taxi – How often do you use your mum as a fareless taxi-service? What if she made you walk, catch a bus or cycle to your friends’ houses. What if she starting charging you? The organiser – Where are you supposed to be at 9.30am this Saturday? Or 4pm on Tuesday? Bet mum knows! The therapist – That boy you like but who broke your heart? Mum will offer hugs and a shoulder to cry on. That nasty teacher who was making your life a misery? Who spoke to her on your behalf? Which subjects should you take at school? Should you choose hockey practice or clarinet lessons? Mum will advise. You may not like the advice or take it, but you know she cares. The banker - That school trip you forgot to tell us about? The night out at the cinema with friends you simply must attend? The new shoes you absolutely have to buy? Who stumps up for all this stuff? That’s right, your mum. So a card, a handwritten note, a hug, a kiss and a heartfelt ‘Thank you mum’ will go a long way toward making her feel special, and yes it does seem ridiculous we have to have a day set aside for it but that’s the point! In our busy lives for one day we stop, think and appreciate everything she does. So that Gracie darling is why we have Mother’s Day!

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loving learning LOCAL SCHOOLS UPDATE

Hampton Vale Primary School A busy month at Hampton Vale Primary School has seen productions, special guests and visits all adding to the children’s learning Engrossed in their theme about the rainforests, Year Four children enjoyed a visit from Tropical Inc, whose staff brought to school a range of animals whose natural habitat is the rainforest. Their learning also included a visit from a Brazilian diplomat who spoke about his work. Meanwhile, debate and discussion was the focus of a Viking Thing, an assembly-like event, attended by parents, in which the Year Five children debated the question of “Vikings: Pirates or Pioneers?” In Year One, the focus has been on the theme of fairtytales; the children have enjoyed taking part in a fairytale ball and making gingerbread houses to help to inspire them to

write their own tales. The children also presented three performances of their successful production of “The Goblin Next Door” to the rest of the school and to parents and carers. Cold weather has been on the minds of Reception children as their Frozen Planet theme continues. They have been considering how the weather affects wildlife close to hone, and they have made bird feeders to be put up in public spaces across Hampton. Events to mark World Book Day and Fair Trade Fortnight have also been popular with the children: see next month’s Schools Page for more information.

Hampton College It is difficult to believe that January has been and gone and we are already at half term. Already so much success in school and so much to recognise. We are well into the Spring term with regards the sporting programme for lessons and extra-curricular activities. Participation rates for ‘out of hours’ clubs remain as high as ever, with many more opportunities on offer this year for our girls. In the last few weeks we have had the finals of the Year 7, 9 and 11 basketball leagues, Year 7 and 8 netball fixtures, boxing and football workshops provided by external coaches, rowing, dancing, table tennis, mountain biking and tennis sessions within lessons, a number of indoor cricket practice and matches for boys and girls and the start of our gymnastics and trampoline clubs. Our new catering providers, Cucina, took over on 4 January and exceeded our expectations in terms of the quality and presentation of the food and the reaction from the students, who seem to be delighted.

A massive congratulations to the Business Studies students who have just been selected to represent HC in the semi-finals of the Student Investor Challenge. They have been trading their stocks and shares over the last few weeks on a virtual stock market challenge, competing against school across the country. They have done really well to reach this stage of the competition and will now hopefully perform successfully enough to reach the National Finals. Safer Internet Day 2016 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 9 February with the slogan ‘Play your part for a better internet’. In school, we will be holding assemblies and discussion points during lessons to support the work of Safer Internet Day. Congratulations to Mrs Johnson who has helped HC become the first Peterborough school to achieve the Bronze Young Carers in Schools Award! What a wonderful group of people who deserve this accolade.

Hargate Primary The children in year’s 5 and 6 had a fantastic experience as evacuees recently when they took part in a World War 2 Day based at Stibbington. They arrived at the railway station where they were seated on a steam train and greeted by their billeting officers. They then walked around the village identifying where they would have lived during their stay to learn what life would have been like. They took part in a lesson in a traditional classroom, carried out a gas mask drill and even got to experience life in an air raid shelter! The children, who were all given an evacuee name, were encouraged to dress up as evacuees for the day and were even provided with spam sandwiches! At the end of an exciting day, they nervously waited to meet their new guardians…… or did they?! In other news - Well done to our year 5 children who were winners at a Basketball competition at Hampton College recently! A great result. We had a ‘dress loud’ day just before half term to raise money for Heart FM’s ‘Make Some Noise’ charity. The children came in some fantastically loud outfits and we even had a visit from Heart FM for our assembly! And finally, we are pleased to announce that we are now a Fair Active school. As part of this, the children have examined what fairness means, as well as how they can be involved in changing the world around them and promoting active Citizenship.

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Charlie Crombie

Age 6, Hampton Hargate, for passing his swimming stage 2 and starting his stage 3 class and having an excellent first lesson.


Zootopia Released Friday 4 March The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together; a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scamartist fox, Nick Wilde, to solve the mystery.

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Age 5, from Hampton Hargate School. Mia was awarded her trampolining stage 4 British gymnastics proficiency award at Aero Kinetics Trampolining Club! She’s come on leaps and bounds from starting as a complete beginner 10 months ago.

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Age 8, Hampton Hargate, for doing so fantastically in all of her gymnastics competitions. She has medalled in every one so far! Hampton’s Got Talent is open to everyone not just the children! If you have achieved something that really are really proud of then we want to know.   You may of hot your target weight at a slimming club , passed your driving test, raised money for charity and you could be a team that has won a competition.  We need to celebrate the fact that in Hampton there are many talented people and we need to be proud of this. Please send in a photograph of you or your team to with a brief description and we will pop you in our next issue. The winner shall be announced in the following issue and then rewarded with a Tesco voucher to the value of £20. The winner will be chosen by Hampton Gazette and Tesco. The judges decision is final.

Tesco will be giving a £20 voucher each month to the talented winner! Deadline for nominations 9 March 2016 20


We have so many talented people in Hampton of all ages and we should celebrate that fact!

The Boy who could do what he likes by David Baddiel Alfie has a routine. To be honest he has a lot of routines. But then one day Alfie’s babysitter is unavailable, and Alfie’s parents get Mrs Stokes instead. Mrs Stokes doesn’t do routines. Instead, she just tells Alfie to do what he likes. And that’s when things start to go weird.Does everything get hilariously out of control? Yes.Does Alfie learns a valuable lesson? Nah. This isn’t that kind of story…

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Your guide to

Living in Hampton

WHAT’S NEW IN THE HAMPTONS? With the first homes being planned for Hampton Gardens, and work started on the new secondary school, there’s a lot happening. Here’s a quick update.

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Hampton Avenue junction (On the map, Hampton Avenue is a line running west to east between the 90 degree bend in Eagle Drive, and London Road). The new Hampton Avenue is due to open to through traffic in autumn 2016, with the completion of its junction with the A15 London Road. More local facilities (north east of Bank Avenue). O&H Hampton and a developer will shortly be submitting a planning application to Peterborough City Council for a range of commercial/community style facilities that the Hampton Vale community has been asking for, adjacent to the Abbey New Homes Cumberland Place development and the A15. CALA Homes development (off Coriander Drive in the south west of Hampton Vale). CALA Homes has begun work on its development of 125 new three, four and five bedroomed houses. It expects to begin marketing them in June/July. First homes for Hampton Gardens (north east of Clayton Road on the east-side of the A15 London Road). The first planning application for around 850 houses in Hampton East is ready for submission to Peterborough City Council by the end of March. This marks the start of the new village of Hampton Gardens in the land linking the new secondary school to Teardrop Lake. The developer aims to be completing houses before the end of this year. Hampton Gardens School (on the east side of the A15 London Road). Groundworks have started on the 10-hectare site for the new secondary school, which was granted planning permission last December. The school opens in September 2017 with an initial intake of 240 Year 7 students, and will ultimately accommodate 1,500 students aged 11–19. See next month’s Living in Hampton feature for the full story!

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Hampton Parish Council, Hampton Vale Centre,1 Stewartby Avenue, Hampton Vale, PE78NJ (Office hours 9am to 1pm Mondays & Tuesdays) or email to

Full details of the Parish Council budget and expenditure are available on the Parish Council website:, or can be obtained from the Parish Office at the address left:

Council Tax and the Hampton Parish Council Precept Dear Residents, Feedback indicates that because the precept is fairly new in Hampton many residents are unaware how small a proportion of the amount collected by Peterborough City Council under the heading of ‘Council Tax payments’ actually go to the Parish Council. So in response to enquiries from residents about Council Tax charges and the Hampton Precept here is an explanation of how the precept fits in with the council tax in financial terms: (I have given below the figures for 2015-2016 as the City Council, Police and Fire Authorities figures for 2016-2017 are not yet available). Peterborough City Council Tax for Band D Cambridgeshire Police Authority Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority Hampton Parish Council charge (precept) for Band D. Total (Band D)

£1,128.03 £181.35 £64.26 21.75 21.75

The Parish Council has increased their budget in 2016-2017, to cover the additional

cost of a second Lengthsman, a decision which was open to public consultation last year. It is anticipated that this will increase the precept by approximately ten pence per week / £5 per year per household. Unfortunately, the City Council no longer share the contribution they received from the Government for homes which receive Council Tax relief so only around 80% of households contribute to the Parish Council. This year the Parish Council is continuing to fund local Hampton projects which need the Parish Council’s support including the Hampton Community Project which gives grants to local organisations on a community payback basis and for 2016/2017 has plans for community events to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday - including a Children’s Tea Party, Adults Afternoon Tea, Children’s Art Competition and grant support for a related school project for each school together with grants for the Hampton Schools. To keep the precept as low as possible the Parish Council have once again chosen to meet some of their costs from the Council’s reserves, much of which was from a lump sum from the VAT Office following an appeal to HMRC who agreed to refund the VAT on the Lengthsman’s contract - however it is not possible to meet all

of the increased costs from the reserves as the Parish Council are required to hold a minimum of six months budget in reserve at all times. The level of reserves fell in 2015/2016 to meet the cost of a six-month trial with a second Lengthsman, the setting up of a Parish Council Office and the Appointment of an Assistant Clerk. By the end of the 2016/2017 financial year, based on current commitments, the reserves will be reduced back down to around £65,000, £10,000 of this is reserved for ongoing projects/committed expenditure leaving just £55,000 in reserve on a budget of just under £100,000. Importantly, the 2016/2017 precept, at around £27 per year, is still below the level of £30 per annum which was supported by the public petition held several years ago when the Parish Council was established despite a significant increase in the planned services based on the original £30 per year per household as in the current financial climate the Parish Council wishes to keep the precept as low as possible whilst having the resources to improve Hampton facilities and life in Hampton for the residents of Hampton. Kate Day (Parish Clerk)

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Increase in number of people choosing fat removal treatments 201 saw a dramatic increase in appointments for fat removal treatment in a bid to instantly get rid of the pounds piled on for various reasons.


or most people the New Year means a new health and fitness regime but for some the option of having the fat simply removed helps more with stubborn areas such as ‘Love handle’ Amanda Allport at Sawtry Beauty Clinic has seen a huge demand for the Ultra-Ice Fat Freezing… ‘Last year our Ice machines were fully booked everyday and not just ladies, I also have quite a few men who have had great results with this treatment’.

Ultra-Ice Fat Freezing - a new innovative fat freezing eliminator This revolutionary treatment is Cryotherapy treatment; reducing fat in the area being treated to sculpt and contour your body for maximum results. It can literally freeze your butt off, lose that muffin top, love handles, back fat and even man boobs for the shape you’ve always wanted. The treatment is completely pain free and comfortable. There is no surgery, no needles, no anaesthetic or numbing agent required, which means no recovery time. You can resume to normal daily activities immediately after the session. You can start to see results in as little as two weeks, although it could take up to four months for you to see full effects of the Ultra Ice Fat Freezing. Combining your Cryotherapy with a healthy diet and lifestyle will only further maximise your results. Not only is one session sufficient for most areas, this treatment is also permanent. Once destroyed, those same fat cells cannot grow back. Fat Freezing is an effective alternative for those wanting to avoid the higher cost, pain and recovery time that can be associated with other fat-reducing treatments. Ultra-dissolve is regarded as the next generation of body contouring. Approximately 80% of women over the age of 20 have cellulite and some men, regardless of their weight, size or shape.

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How does it work? Cryotherapy treatment results in a notable and natural reduction of fat tissue that have shown a fat reduction between 21% and 24% and once destroyed, those same fat cells cannot grow back. The fat cells will be crystallized through the Cryotherapy procedure and are absorbed by the body’s natural processes. With unique machines, Amanda is able to treat most areas of the body, including the chins, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, breast tissue and more. Their varied sized application hand-pieces allows the treatment of both larger and smaller areas. During the weeks following the treatment, the destroyed cells are processed through your lymphatic system. In clinical trials, at 12 weeks post treatment, an amazing 9 out of 10 people have said to have seen an undeniable reduction in the treated area.

Why choose Sawtry Beauty Clinic? A knowledgeable technician and state of the art technology are crucial to the success of the treatment. Amanda Allport is one of the leading detoxification therapist clinics in East Anglia and a leading cellulite specialist. Her unique machines are able to treat most areas of the body for both ladies and gents. Amanda will select the best and most suitable areas of the body to treat, that will give you great value for money and all this is just right around the corner! Be the first out of your family and friends to try this great new treatment and to show off your results, with special offers on Ultra-Fat Freezing packages and more now available.


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ndian head massage acts on various levels; physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Wonderfully relaxing, Indian head massage is based on the ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for over a thousand years. It involves a massage to the head, face, upper back, shoulders, arms and hands that relieves tension in the muscles; it can be relaxing, stimulating and invigorating. The massage covers important energy areas in

the body, if you are feeling stressed or angry, tensions tends to accumulate. This tension can later show up as a stiff neck and shoulders, eye strain, and sometimes hair loss. Indian head massage relieves the buildup of tension, and also has an emotional effect; calming the person, promoting relaxation and relieving stress. I suffer a lot with headaches and stiff neck and shoulders so I thought I would visit Melissa at Eastern Lotus in Hampton to see if she could

help me. Melissa is based in Hargate with a relaxing studio at home, she has spent the last couple of years training in many different holistic therapies. Straight away she could feel where my tension was in my head and went to work! Melissa explained to me how Indian head massage can benefit everyone and I was really surprised at what the treatment can actually help with…

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Burghley House Sunday 27 March Easter Egg Hunt 11am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm) The popular Burghley Easter Egg Hunt will once again be taking place in the Gardens of Surprise. Follow the treasure hunt around the Gardens of Surprise and solve the riddle to claim your full size chocolate egg from the Easter Bunny.

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24, 28 and 31 March 11am-6pm Great Easter Bunny Hunt . Come along and join in the fun. The Head Gardener is furious! 12 bunnies have moved into the gardens and are planning to eat the vegetables. You can help him by looking for them. Collect your pack from the gift shop and get searching. There’s a prize draw for everyone who finds all 12.

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Lambing weekend 19 – 20 March 10am-4pm See the ewes with their new lambs and catch the other arrivals on the farm too. Easter at the Farm 24 March – 11 April 10am – 4pm Easter Egg hunts and plenty of fun activities on the farm such as tractor and trailer rides and egg collecting.

Central Library – Easter egg-tastic Monday March 30 2-5pm. (£4 per child) Bring your little bunnies along to take part in craft making, easter baskets and an Easter story from the Easter Bunny.

Top Lodge - Fineshade Woods Open 9am-5pm daily - Near Corby Fantastic day out for families and wildlife lovers alike. There are lots of places to explore, cycle round and play in. You can build dens, look out for forest animals, or if you are really adventurous, visit our Tree House play area, tucked away in the wood.

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Fellowship Honour for Charity Supporter Farooq Mohammed, who runs Maharanis Indian restaurant in Hampton Hargate, has been recognised with a prestigious award by Lions International in honour of his long-term support for the charity sector in Peterborough.

Farooq receives the Fellowship plaque from Lions Club president Bill Peacock (right) and secretary David Pope


he Melvin Jones Fellowship, named after the Lions Club founder, is the highest accolade available within the organisation and is granted to those who reflect the Lions’ commitment to humanitarian work. Believed to

groups which regularly hold events at the restaurant when food and staffing costs are donated by Farooq, enabling their fundraising to be optimised. “Since 2009 we return twice a year and are invariably over-subscribed. These dinners also provide a networking channel for the

Farooq has demonstrated consistent, long-term support for the charitable sector and the wider community and this is our way of showing we appreciate his support and value him as an honorary member of our club.” David Pope, Club secretary be only the second Fellowship in Peterborough, Farooq’s name will be added to a roll of honour at international HQ in Chicago. The surprise presentation was made during a charity dinner recently hosted by Peterborough Lions Club at Maharanis. Lions Club is one of many charities and community

club to raise awareness which brings further knock-on benefits,” added David. Farooq told the Gazette: “Thanks to our customers and friends over many years we have been able to play a small part in supporting not only Lions but many other charities who sometimes struggle to raise funds. It has been a privilege and a pleasure,” he said.

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MONEY MATTERS by Pete Bird, Bird & Laws Certified Public Accountants

Do you have any tax or business questions? If so email Pete Bird of Bird & Laws and if of general interest we will publish them here.

MATTERS TO CONSIDER BEFORE 5 APRIL 2016: Owner Managed Limited Companies: The taxation of dividend income is changing significantly from April 2016 and it’s likely to impact upon the vast majority of owner managed businesses who pay themselves dividends and a small salary. The tax payable on dividend income increases on 5 April 2016 but there may be an opportunity to vote further dividend income before 5 April 2016 to reduce these increases. Also you should consider gifting shares to your spouse as the first £5,000 of dividend income from 6 April 2016 is tax free. Capital Gains Tax (CGT) allowance – use it or lose it: Every individual is entitled to an annual exemption each tax year, that means gains up to £11,100 for 2015/2016 are tax free. If you do not use this allowance, you will lose it. If you have assets you are planning to dispose of that attract CGT you should consider whether you are able to dispose part of these in this tax year and part after 5 April 2016 to reduce any tax payable. Use your ISA allowance: ISA’s provide a tax free environment for your savings. Have you paid the maximum into your ISA investment during the 2015/2016 tax year of £15,240 per person – if not consider topping this amount up. In addition, parents can now also fund a junior ISA. Any unused investment limit cannot be rolled forward into next year, so it will be lost. Maximise your pension contributions: Contributions to your personal pension attract income tax relief. The maximum contribution that may be made for 2015/2016 without incurring an income tax charge is £40,000. You may be able to make additional contributions if you have not used your allowances for the previous three tax years. Contributions must be made before 5 April 2016 if tax relief is to be claimed in 2015/2016. Seek advice from your pension advisor. The above is only a few matters you should consider, but there may be other opportunities depending upon your circumstances so you should seek advice as soon as possible, or talk to us.

The Tortoise & The Hare We all know the story of the Tortoise and the Hare. It’s a poignant and educational story that is told by parents and enjoyed by children. Here at Tortoise we believe that it sums up the lettings agency business as well as the estate agency business in a nutshell. Every day we come across situations where we can see how differently we work from other agents. Our methods have been tried and tested over 12 months and the results have been impressive. When it comes down to the story’s fables Estate Agents who DO NOT cut corners will win the race. The Hare is a confident fellow that has no doubt he will win. So confident in fact he can cut corners, rest during the race and still feel he will beat the Tortoise with minimal effort. The race to him is a numbers game – he sees the objective and believes he doesn’t have to try hard to achieve it. The Tortoise on the other hand knows he can win the race putting in the effort and hard work necessary to push him to the finish line ahead of his competition. He sees the objective for what it is and knows that being professional, building a trusting relationship with his client and demonstrating a structured plan he will ensure he crosses that finish line first. Here at Tortoise we stage your home, have it photographed by a professional, we then write up a thorough description and put together a video story of your home and advertise it as set out in our 12-week marketing plan. On our lettings side we use a structured 6-week marketing plan. With our clients at Tortoise we set out a plan to win. If you would like more information please feel free to call one of our Relationship Managers on 01733 592020 or visit our website at

Dates to remember 1 March 2016 Due date for Corporation tax for companies with an accounting period ended 31 May 2015. 16 March 2016 Budget Day. 19 March 2016 Due date for PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 March 2016 (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 March 2016). 19 March 2016 Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly return for the month ended 5 March 2016. 19 March 2016 Due date for CIS tax deducted for the month ended 5 March 2016. Bird & Laws Holme Road Yaxley Peterborough PE7 3NA Certified Public Accountants supporting local businesses with cost-effective accountancy and taxation service for many years. We specialise in sole traders, partnerships, small limited companies and all types of self employed businesses, as well as all aspects of accountancy and taxation concentrating on the personal approach. Speak to Pete or Mark anytime for a free initial chat …

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Classes are held on Saturday afternoons and are split by age. 1.15pm-2pm Mini Musical Theatre for ages 4-6 Cost £6 1.30pm-3.30pm Junior Performing Arts ages 7-10 Cost £7 1.30pm-4.30pm Senior Performing Arts age 11-17 Cost £8

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Please call Tu Danse on 01733 553830 to book a free trial on any of the above classes.Tu Danse Studios, Newark Road. Peterborough

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Banish the weeds and bring your lawn to life


ow is the time to ensure your lawn gets the best possible start to this year’s growing season. Sisters Sarah and Jo Parish run the GreenThumb lawn care business in our area and with nearly 2000 customers their expert team will soon be busy applying spring fertiliser and weedkill treatments to get lawns looking lush green, healthy and weed free for summer. Having spent all their working lives in horticulture Sarah and Jo have always had to work around the weather. Sarah says “Because of the mild and wet winter the grass has kept growing and so have the weeds! Moss easily creeps into lawns and the leatherjacket lawn pest (crane-fly/daddy long leg larvae) with their

ferocious appetite has been decimating lawns by eating away all the grass. We can’t wait to get onto lawns and get them into great shape for summer.” It’s a never-ending battle to keep your lawn weed free as seeds lie dormant and others are blown in from neighbouring locations, so your lawn needs on-going treatment. To keep weeds out of your lawn Sarah’s top tips are: Never cut your grass too short – grass that’s less than 25mm (1”) will easily let weed and moss take a hold. Make sure you set your mower at the right height and even increase the height to 50mm (2”) during dry spells. Make sure your flower beds are kept weed free – seeds easily blow into the lawn.

Remember the gardeners saying “one year of weed is ten years of seed” Create a thick and healthy lawn – cut your lawn regularly at the correct height and you’ll encourage healthy roots. Together with a regular feed you can transform an ordinary lawn into a real show piece. Get expert help from GreenThumb – correct, accurate and safe use of weedkill and fertiliser is what we’re about. We take away all the hassle so sign up now for our seasonal ‘weed & feed’ treatments four times a year. Our prices start at £15 a treatment for a lawn up to 40 square metres. We’re cheaper than DIY!

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Essential gardening jobs for spring


pring is the season where the skies begin to clear and the ground becomes considerably less muddy. So put on your wellies, hats and gardening gloves – it’s time for action! You’ll need to be quick with your gardening jobs over spring – otherwise everything will start sprouting and flowering even before you’ve put a shovel in the ground! Here, Adrian Nind, Managing Director at Bakker Spalding Garden Company shares three essential gardening jobs to complete now that the winter months are coming to an end: Weed control It’s not just plants and flowers that come to life in spring – weeds do too. It is therefore essential to tackle weeds before they have a chance to get out of control. There are a couple

of easy ways to minimise the number of weeds growing in your garden: Avoid large patches of bare soil as weeds will quickly colonise here. Use plastic sheets to cover the soil or mix in large bark chippings to deter weeds. Use a brush to remove weeds from inbetween paving slabs. For weeds in pots, remove by hand and lay a fresh layer of compost. Ensure that the soil in the pots isn’t too moist as this will encourage moss and algae. Plant the hardy stuff Primulas, pansies and irises are all hardy enough to be planted at the beginning of spring, even when the weather isn’t as warm as the season dictates. Once they start to grow, be sure to shelter them from biting winds

and ensure that their surrounding soil is moist and well-nourished. Give the lawn a deep cleansing Now is the best time to give your lawn a bit of love and attention, especially if you want fragrant, healthy, green grass all through the summer months. It’s very important to mow your lawn at the beginning of spring, and don’t forget that grass needs added nutrients over the spring months in order to prepare them for the drier summer months. Use a combination of lawn fertiliser and weed killer to obtain the thickest, healthiest grass.

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Early Years Parent Workshop 10-11.30am The Hampton Family Centre. Booking required T: 01733 893361. Vale Community Pre-school Ofsted Outstanding 2013/14 Monday - Friday 08:45 - 11:45 term time only. For children aged 2, 3 & 4 yrs, funded or non-funded. Contact Nicole or Cheryl on T. 07818 567584 / 07834366845 Cygnets Pre-school 8.40 - 11.40am & 12.10-3.10pm (term time) Lunch club and separate 2 year room. Hampton Family Centre. T: 01733 893361. Brians Yoga. Tesco Community Centre. 1-2pm. T: 01733 244642. Hampton Mobile Library 5.30-6.30pm. Hampton Hargate, Silver Hill. Brownies 6.15pm. Hargate School. Hampton Sports and Activities Club 1.15-3.15pm. Vale Community Centre. All are welcome

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Scouts 7.30-9pm Hampton Vale Primary School Vale Community Pre-school Ofsted Outstanding 2013/14 Monday - Friday 08:45 - 11:45 term time only. For children aged 2, 3 & 4 yrs, funded or non-funded. Contact Nicole or Cheryl on T. 07818 567584/ 07834366845 Cygnets Pre-school 8.40 - 11.40am & 12.10 - 3.10pm (term time) Lunch club and separate 2 year room. Hampton Family Centre. T: 01733 893361. Brians Yoga. Hampton Vale Community Centre. 6.307.30pm. T: 01733 244642. Child Health Clinic 1.30-3pm at The Hampton Family Centre. Hampton Hatchlings 12.15-1.15pm. Post Natal Support Group run by Health Visitors at Hampton Family Centre. Hampton Ladies’ Netball 7.30-9pm. Squad training night at Hampton Sports Centre. E: rachdavis74@ Hampton Mobile Library 11.20am-12.10pm. Hampton Vale, Eagle Way (near children’s play area). Hampton Amateur Dramatics Group. 7.30pm. Community Room. Scouts 7.30-9pm. Hampton Vale Primary School. 7-a-side adult football: friendly matches in Hampton Tuesdays 8-9pm and Thursdays 7-8pm. All abilities and fitness levels welcome. Call/text Paul 07780 468836 Hampton Table Tennis Club 7-10pm. Hampton Vivacity Leisure Centre. All welcome, novices or potential league players (though not yet juniors). First session FREE then £5. Scouts 7.30-9pm Hampton Vale Primary School Walking for Health – and fun 11am-noon from outside Hampton Vale shops. Free.  All welcome.  T: 01733 248990.

Vale Community Pre-school Ofsted Outstanding 2013/14 Monday - Friday 08:45 - 11:45 term time only. For children aged 2, 3 & 4 yrs, funded or non-funded. Contact Nicole or Cheryl on T. 07818 567584/ 07834366845 Cub Scouts (Baden Powell) 7-8.30pm Hampton Vale Primary School Cygnets Pre-school 8.40 - 11.40am & 12.10 - 3.10pm (term time) Lunch club and separate 2 year room. Hampton Family Centre. T: 01733 893361. Hampton Parish Council 7.00pm. Community Meeting Room at Serpentine Green. T. 07562 388040 or E.   Stay and Play Lunch Club 12-1.30pm. The Hampton Family Centre. 50p. Limited places, call to book T: 01733 893361. Hampton Tiddlers Stay & Play Session 2- 4pm. Tesco Community Room, Serpentine Green Shopping Centre. Memebers Facebook group: Hampton Tiddlers. Public facebook page: Hampton Tiddlers 7-a-side Adult Football: Friendly matches.Tuesdays 8-9 and Thursdays 7-8. All abilities and fitness levels. Hampton based. T: Paul 07780 468836 Slimming World, Hampton Vale Community Centre. 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Call for more information. T: 07734 364138 Hampton Cricket Club Training, (Winter month) Nene Park Academy. 7-9pm. Contact Andy for more information. E:


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SATURDAY Peterborough Young Singers 9.00 - 10.30 Juniors (aged 7 to 12) Seniors 9.30 to 11.30 (13 to 18). Based at the Hampton Church. Keysports Football, Dance and Sports Club Nene Park Academy. Call Scott for more information T: 07790 016886 Youth Dreams Project 9.30-10.30am Hampton Leisure Centre T: 07583 688413 Slimming World, Hampton Vale Community Centre. 8.30am and 10.30am. T: 07734 364138 for more information.

SUNDAY Christ the Servant King Church Service. 10am. CSK Silver Hill Hampton Community Church 6-7pm. Hampton Leisure Church


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