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Hello Hampton and welcome to our Christmas issue of the Hampton Gazette. In this issue, take a look at our What’s On Guide where you will find a whole host of great family activities to do in and around Peterborough throughout December, from meeting Santa to dancing the night away with an Elvis tribute. You can read all about the new water sports facility at Tear Drop Lake on page 15. Our Beauty Gallery and pages will help you keep tip top for your Christmas parties. A huge congratulations to local estate agents Regal Park which has scooped two prestigious awards voted by customers. As always, please don't forgot to mention the Hampton Gazette when responding to our advertisers as with them we couldn’t bring you the Gazette. Wishing you all a merry Christmas,

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Construction work is starting on a £7 million extension to Serpentine Green, with Next signed up to open an expanded 10,000 sq. ft. store in one of the new units being created. The fashion retailer will open with M&S Simply Food moving

into the space vacated by Next, and due to open in time for Christmas 2017. The works, including a further three stores to the front of the existing building, will add to a varied retail line-up which includes River Island, Clarks,

Boots, H&M, Outfit, New Look, and Tesco Extra. Additional work is being carried out to improve the public space directly in front of the centre, with a new pedestrian square including cycle parking linked to a cycle route through the car park.

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for ‘Natalie’s Neurones’ The Hampton 5-aside football team organized a charity sports day on 3 September for ‘Natalie’s Neurones’ in support of a lady in Peterborough with motor neurone disease. Despite the heavy rain, hundreds of people came to play football and netball to support this very worthwhile cause. The day was a complete success with over £3,000 being raised for Natalie and her family!


Natalie was a fit, healthy and active mum of two, who played football for Peterborough ladies but then found out she had this awful disease. Since then she has been made redundant and because she is now unable to work things are very difficult for her financially.

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Girlguilding volunteers required As Hampton continues to expand we are looking for more volunteers who have a few hours each week to support Girlguiding in Hampton. Hampton currently has one Rainbow unit, two Brownie units and one Guide unit. With a growing waiting list, we have many more girls we would love to offer a place to and with your time and support we could do this.


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Hampton community Have you discovered Hampton’s independent coffee shop? Chimes coffee shop has ow open over year it has grown within the community and we are so lucky to have this café here. Chimes caters for everyone. Whether it’s mums and tots visiting the purpose built crèche whilst sampling delicious homemade cakes or friends meeting for breakfast, lunch or just a quick coffee. Chimes can cater for everyone. Catering for individuals, groups of friends and small community groups, just speak to Tony who is the coffee shop manager and he will be more than happy to discuss your requirements. Did you know that Chimes has been awarded a 5-star food hygiene rating? Cakes are homemade on site and Tony’s homemade scones have become legendary!


For lunch there is a selection of freshly made paninis, sandwiches or hot soup that is made daily and is served with croutons and a bread roll. If you’re an early bird, then you can enjoy a croissant or bacon sandwich for breakfast. Specialty coffees and teas are served all day long, with a choice of tasty snacks and biscuits. If you prefer cold drinks and excellent selection is available. Fantastic for toddlers! Chimes has Hamptons purpose built crèche which makes it a perfect venue for parents and toddler to meet, there is no additional charge to use the crèche facility!

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Hard frosts, and possibly snow, indicate that winter is truly upon us in Hampton. Except for the evergreens the trees are bare and have a stark beauty against dark wintry skies.


nimals and birds face their strongest challenge of the year, that is, to survive the freezing temperatures and lack of food. Grey squirrels, of which there are plenty around Hampton will seek out their winter stores of nuts, so carefully hidden during the autumn months. They do not hibernate whereas hedgehogs and bats (tiny pipistrelles around Hampton) do. Hedgehogs build a hibernacula, which in Latin means ‘a tent for winter quarters’. They create this in a safe place, from leaves, and keep a temperature within it of between 0 and 5 degrees Celsius. Bats find hollows in trees, or spaces in buildings to hibernate. They stay there all


winter unless the temperature rises above 10 degrees Celsius. If this occurs they will wake and look for food. Despite this deep suspended animation, it is estimated that between 30% and 60% of bats and hedgehogs do not make it to spring. December, with its lead up to Christmas, means the search for evergreens to brighten the hearth and house with greenness and red berries. Both holly and ivy leaves are used for wreaths which adorn front doors. The berries also provide valuable winter food for both birds and mammals. Robins, which are a strong feature of Christmas cards, are one of the few birds that can be

heard singing during winter, as both males and females maintain territories for feeding during this period, which may be their breeding territories when spring arrives. Around Christmas time robins begin exploring other robins’ territories looking for a mate. They then pair up by midJanuary and females stop singing. I can’t say that I have seen any mistletoe around Hampton but there may be some because small amounts can be found throughout Britain, but the majority is found in the southwest midlands. It is another festive plant that is associated strongly with the Christmas festival. It grows in fruit trees, its favourite

host being the cultivated apple, as well as the lime, poplars and hawthorns. It is a semi-parasitic plant that feeds off its host but does also has chlorophyll in its leaves and can therefore produce some of its food through photosynthesis. According to Norse legend Frigga, the goddess of love and marriage, had a son who was killed with an arrow of mistletoe. Heartbroken Frigga wept and her tears became the mistletoe’s white berries, which brought Balder back to life. Frigga was so overjoyed that she blessed the plant and said that whoever stood beneath it would be kissed. Thus the plant became a symbol of love and peace.

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Christ the Servant King Each year, we hear again the ancient, yet timeless, Christmas story. Each year, we retell the astonishing entrance that God made into our broken world. The mystery of God was somehow concentrated in a child; the length, breadth, depth and height of God's love was somehow expressed in this little one. The God who lived in the highest heavens above chose another address; He decided to come and live among us. The Christmas story we hear each year is the same but we are different. Our world is different. Joy and sorrow, laughter and tears, sickness and health, life and death have all wrought changes, for better or for worse in our lives. But no matter what changes we have undergone, what losses we have mourned, what gains we have celebrated, the Christmas story speaks to us again of new birth, and

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the possibility of our own rebirth. It tells us that things can be different, because God was prepared to reduce Himself to the dimensions of a new-born child 2000 years ago. With the birth of this child a new adventure in faith begins. A new approach to God is opened up for us, a new way of relating to each other is asked of us. It may be an old story, but it is one that is always pregnant with new hope. Come and join us at one of our many Christmas events advertised here in the Gazette. We’d really love to welcome you as we celebrate and share the love of Jesus this December.

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Your local Church of England Parish This Christmas at Christ the Servant King Hampton, there are many different opportunities to celebrate together: Sunday 4 December 10am - Christingle Service Every child will receive a special Christingle orange. Sunday 11 December 10am - Morning Service Our usual morning service with children’s groups. Sunday 11 December 6pm - Carols by Candlelight CSK musicians & singers joined by Peterborough Young Singers Christmas Eve 5pm - Crib Carol Service (Children welcome to come along dressed as shepherds, angels, kings, starts or animals) Christmas Eve 6pm - ‘Carols on the Green’ A family evening at Silver Gill on the green opposite the church building. Please bring a torch. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served. Christmas Eve 11:15pm - Midnight Communion Service Christmas Day 10am - Family Celebration Service Children encouraged to bring one of their presents to show everyone May you know the pease and love of Christ this Christmas and always… CSK Hampton Church, Silver Hill, Hampton Centre, Peterborough, PE7 8FF. Email 10

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Following a successful request to Arts Council England, Nene Park Trust is pleased to announce that Charron Pugsley-Hill will become the first ever artist-in-residence for a year until September 2017.


harron is an internationally working artist and previously a wildlife conservationist with Natural England who has been based in Peterborough for over 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge and experience of the Park. She creates large, colourful paintings based on her interaction with the natural world and has recently worked on installations, live demonstrations, workshops and textile work. Charron is known for her public engagement successes, collaborating with schools and organisations to create artwork that connects people to the beauty of nature. Earlier in the year, Charron created the 'Sky of Poppies' textile art installation at Queensgate Centre, Peterborough, commemorating the Battle of the Somme. Over the next 12 months and with Charron's help, the Trust will be expanding the range of art-based activities on offer at Nene Park. This will include seasonal sketching workshops and walks, creation of a tapestry in collaboration with local volunteers, nature-based art workshops with local art students and a week of activities encouraging families to appreciate and participate in art in the Park. Charron

will lead the programme of events whilst creating her Park-inspired work, which will be exhibited in a beautiful natural setting during the residence period. The residence period will also allow the Trust to expand its connections with the wider creative community in Peterborough, providing local artists with increased opportunities to use the Park as inspiration for their artistic activities. Charron Pugsley-Hill says “I am absolutely thrilled to have been appointed to work with Nene Park Trust in a place that I personally have spent many happy hours over my time in Peterborough. It’s so exciting to have the opportunity to share and engage others in my colourful energetic art that will be inspired by this precious place and the people that come there to enjoy all it has to offer. I am truly grateful to the Trust and The Arts Council for this opportunity for myself and the people of Peterborough and look forward to creating art that will inspire and enthuse over the coming months” This fantastic opportunity has been made possible thanks to public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

OPEN STUDIO Saturday 3 December Head for Longthorpe Tower Charron Pugsley-Hill is delighted to open her studio for one day for a special Christmas event. There will be a lovely pre festive atmosphere, drinks, cakes and the opportunity to meet Charron, tour the studio, view her work and browse a variety of beautiful gifts, prints and artisan cards. Also new work from her Art Residency post with Nene Park Trust at Ferry Meadows Country Park one of the most visited parks in the country. This is also #smallbusinesssaturday so why not come and buy some presents for family friends and yourself. All are welcome - please do come and say hello, share and invite your friends and support local business this festive season.





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Regal Park Property Company has scooped two prestigious awards, ‘Best Estate Agents in Peterborough’ and ‘Best Estate Agents in PE7’, both voted for by customers. The awards were run by, the UK's largest customer review website for the property industry. Regal Park is one of Peterborough's newest, established, independent property companies. Launched in 2014 by local entrepreneur, James Trigg, he and his team have a combined 30 years' estate agency experience in the Peterborough area. James Trigg, Managing Director, said: "To win both ‘Best Estate Agents in Peterborough’, and ‘Best Estate Agents in PE7’ is a great achievement for the Regal Park team. "From day one, our aim and ethos has been to change people's perception of estate agents and improve their customer experience. Being voted the best in the city - as well as in our PE7 postcode area, where Regal Park is based, proves that we've tapped into exactly what customers want when they move home.

"Customer service is our number one priority and behind everything we do. Combining this ethos with our wealth of experience in buying and selling property in Peterborough means we're the estate agent people are choosing to use." As well as outstanding customer service and experience, Regal Park is proactive in the ways it interacts with customers. The team uses texts, emails and social media, and its website works optimally on mobile phones and tablets too.

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WITH NEW WATER SPORT FACILITIES More Peterborough youngsters will have the chance to get afloat, with the opening of a new waters sports base for Sea Cadets and young rowers at Teardrop Lake in the Hamptons.


eterborough Sea Cadets Commanding OďŹƒcer, Sub Lieutenant (SCC) Tass Pitsikas RNR, said the new facility is a 'dream' come to fruition, and will allow more young people to take part in a wider range of water sports. Teardrop Lake, in the northeast corner of the Hamptons, will eventually be the focus of the planned Hampton Beach waterfront village development. The Sea Cadets and the newly formed Hereward Rowing Club have been granted exclusive early use of the lake by O&H Hampton, who have provided facilities including an access road and slipway. It will be used by Cadets, the Rowing Club which caters for junior rowers and local schools who work with the Rowing Club. The new centre was formally opening on Sunday 6 November with an event attended by Peterborough Mayor David Sanders

and Rio 2016 Paralympics Rowing Gold Medalist James Fox, whose father Steve is a Hereward Rowing Club coach. Star of the occasion was Lt (SCC) Colin Marshall RNR Ret who joined the Peterborough Sea Cadets in their founding year, 1942, and is still an active volunteer at the age of 89. The new facility has been named The Colin Marshall Sailing Centre in his honour. SLt Pitsikas, a Sea Cadet volunteer instructor who is a former Greek Navy mine clearance diver, said: "Since I joined Peterborough Sea Cadets nine years ago it's been an aspiration to make the unit a centre of excellence in water sports training. "Previously we were restricted to training on the river and could only do rowing and kayaking, now we can expand to sailing and windsurfing and increase the

number of cadets we have on the water at any time. "I want to thank O&H Hampton, and particularly Roger Tallowin who has been a fantastic sponsor and ambassador for us, for helping us to bring our dreams and aspirations to fruition." For O&H Hampton, Roger said the agreement is a 'win-win' situation:

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Teardrop Lake can be enjoyed by people who know how to use the facilities safely and responsibly, and get the best out of them. Although currently only the Sea Cadets have access to the lake, in a few years it will be opened as yet more public open space for the community to enjoy.

Peterborough is home to one of the oldest Sea Cadet units in the country. It currently caters for 90 local girls and boys aged 10-18 who take part in a range of nautical and adventure activities with volunteer instructors.

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A new chapter begins at Busy Bees Nursery


he nursery, which is based on Hargate Way, relaunched in September after a refurbishment and will now be taken forward by a new manager who has been with the company for almost 10 years. Heidi Cassidy, who is also a mum of one, started out at Busy Bees in 2007 in a part-time role and is very well-known amongst the local community and will be a popular appointment with parents. Heidi will be working with a new senior team who will be aiming to bring in lots of fresh ideas to accompany the new look nursery, which boasts bright and spacious rooms,

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bright and welcoming décor, and the latest recourses and play equipment. Commenting on her appointment, Heidi said: “It’s a really exciting time for the nursery and I’m humbled to become the new manager. I’ve always been a very positive person and would like to continue in that vein when leading the team here. I’ve worked my way up through the nursery and know the local area very well so will be hoping to bring a fresh outlook and approach in line with families and children’s needs. “It’s great to have a dedicated senior team to work with and

Busy Bees childre n’s nursery in Hampton Hargat e has appointed a new manager, se nior team and he ad chef as a new chap ter opens in the nursery’s long hi story.

we have plenty of experience between us to ensure that the childcare we provide offers not only the best care, but is engaging and delivered within a home-from-home environment, helping to give many children in the area a great start in life and provide the building blocks for their future.” The nursery has also recruited a new head chef as it moves into a new era. Samantha Nash joins the new look team with 22 years’ worth of catering experience having worked in several settings previously. She said: “I’m really excited about this new challenge and being given the opportunity

to work with a new team and company that has been recognised for its commitment to providing a fresh, healthy and award-winning menu. All food is freshly prepared and cooked within the nursery and free from harmful additives, which is why the UK Soil Association handed Busy Bees the silver award. It’s one of the things I’m excited about and feel very strongly about providing children with nutritious, healthy meals in their early years.” Busy Bees nursery in Peterborough is part of the award winning Busy Bees nursery group, the UK’s largest provider of quality childcare.

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EDUCATION Young Gazette Little Acorns We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Choosing the right nursery

Choosing a nursery school can be confusing but making the right choice will give your child a great head start in life. Sending your child to nursery school teaches them to communicate, develop physically and creatively. It helps them to develop their social skills, encourages independence and allows them the opportunity to form friendships and most importantly introduces structure and routine to help for primary school. At Little Acorns, our aim is to provide your child with the highest standard of care and support to your child’s time with us to make it enjoyable whilst they learn though our teaching methods.

Montessori teaching We incorporate the national curriculum with the Montessori teaching method, as part of the government promoted teaching method and the Montessori way, there are activities and learning goals that are appropriate for each age group throughout the day. The Montessori methods fundamental focus is on the needs, talents and special individuality of each child. We believe children learn best in their own way and at their own pace. The child controls the pace, topic and repetition

of lessons in a controlled goal oriented environment. The motivational concept is the encouragement of the child’s natural joy of learning which is an instinctive part of any child. When properly guided the method results in a well adjusted person who has purpose and direction in their life. At Little Acorns we remain dedicated to our goals and constantly re evaluate our services to make sure we offer parents and children a standard of childcare that is second to none.

What we have been up to

It’s the time of year where we have been celebrating different festivals and events. The children have enjoyed celebrating diwali, Halloween and bonfire night. The children made lanterns and coloured in rangoli patterns to celebrate Diwali. Dressed up for Halloween and had a party, and firework and bonfire pictures using glitters and spray paints.

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Yo ung Gazette EDUCATION Our team of volunteers have been working hard to obtain some amazing prizes for our raffle from local companies including Mattoni, Antonio Hair Style and Design and Jo’s Beauty Room plus lots more. Tickets can be bought at sessions or you can contact us via our facebook page or email hamptontiddlers@ and make payment via Paypal. Finally, we just wanted to thank everyone whom has supported Hampton Tiddlers through 2016, if only we had the space to list every person, company and carer We felt we wouldn’t jump on Christmas is coming…there it is we the band wagon although we have individually we would. We end the have said it.. year on such a high, we have seen been bursting waiting to share As a mum or dad I am sure we our attendance increase year on details of our annual Christmas all dream of Christmas past…full of year and we look forward to the party. We are going to celebrate fun, festive frolics and hangovers. with our tiddlers on Monday 19th coming year with lots planned – so Rising from our beds at whatever watch this space! December 10.00am-12.00pm, time suited, rolling downstairs and straight onto the Buck’s Fizz. We slept tickets are £4 each for 1-5 year after eating lots and then started on olds and there is the opportunity Have a wonderful the baileys playing games. Recalling to bring along younger brothers Christmas and and sisters for a discounted cost of Happy New Year! these Christmases with fondness £2.50. doesn’t mean we want them back We have crafts for all, face we love having the children, but painting, party food and a visit from it’s just a pleasant reminder of how Santa himself. times have changed.

Hampton Tiddlers

Hampton Vale Primary This time of year often sees the children and families at Hampton Vale Primary School at their most generous as they take part in several charity and national events. Fundraising and collections have seen money raised for Children in Need, Operation Christmas Shoebox and the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. A Remembrance Day event saw children from Year One to Year Six and adults gather in the hall; the Last Post was played by one of our visiting music teachers before a two-minute silence. Reception children made their own poppies,

Hargate Primary Ho Ho Ho – Christmas is nearly upon us and the children have been practising extremely hard for their school plays – we are sure all their hard work will be reflected in their performances on the night! We are looking forward to our Friends Christmas Fayre on Friday 2nd December which promises to be a fun filled afternoon with lots of Christmas cheer. Pop along between 3.30pm and 5.30pm and you will find a Santa’s Grotto, a Kids Only Shop, Glitter Tattoos, Bling a Bauble, a Gingerbread Man Makeover, the School Choir and much more! 20

which they ‘planted’ in the Early Years Garden in a ceremony on the same day. The Reception children have also been busy preparing to perform their Christmas Nativity to parents and friends and to take part in their Christmas-themed workshop for visitors. Arctic Adventures is the theme for Year One children, and it has seen children in their science investigations wearing lard-covered gloves to demonstrate how the blubber layer in some animals keeps them warm! As the Year Three children’s

In other news, we had our annual Powerdown fortnight recently. The children learnt all about energy saving through a series of lessons and activities and even enjoyed an exciting afternoon of reading by torchlight. We are also really pleased to have been awarded the Sustrans Gold School Mark award for our ongoing commitment to promoting active and sustainable travel. The Sustrans team came to present the award in a special assembly. In sports news our Football team have done really well so far

theme work about chocolate draws to a close, they found out more about its history and manufacture during an educational visit to Cadbury World, Birmingham. Year Four children, meanwhile, have visited a replica Anglo-Saxon village at West Stow and are now making preparations for their pop-up learning museum, also about the Anglo-Saxons, at Serpentine Green. Meanwhile, their theme about the Vikings has seen the Year Five children produce their own nonfiction book about the subject as they try to answer the question of Vikings: Pirates or Pioneers?

Hampton College The first two weeks back at HC have whizzed by and dare I say it… we are on the countdown to Christmas! There have been so many student successes it would be impossible to mention them all but HC really do have some very talented actors, singers, performers and so many incredible sportsmen and women. The Girls under 13s secured another win in the 3rd round of the English Schools FA Cup: 14 -1 against Spalding. Congratulations Zach Bradshaw who has won Serpentine Green’s Reading Hero competition. We are very impressed with all the hard work that Zach has done to improve his reading skills, his love of books and how he uses this to help others with their reading. What a fabulous achievement! A good start to the Indoor Rowing season with Kings and Hampton battling it out. This is one to watch. Good Luck to all our Business Studies teams who have successfully had loans secured in the Tycoons in School competition this year and those trading in the Tenner challenge. The Sixth Form students held another successful Quiz Night last week to raise money for refugees coming into Peterborough and the School Council is getting underway ready for lots of activity in the year ahead – we will keep you updated of their work.

this season with two wins in a row! Our Year 3 and 4 children enjoyed their visit to Flag Fen at the end of November. They explored the Bronze Age site, discovered some of its treasures and took on the role of archaeologist for the day! Meanwhile our Year 6 children met a WW1 soldier on their visit to Hampton Library where they wrote some fab poems about the soldiers who passed through Peterborough!

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A woman who discovered that her civil partner, who died Intestate in 2013, had hidden assets worth millions of pounds during the dissolution of their relationship has won a legal battle at the Court of Appeal as she seeks to set aside the original “unfair” settlement. The Judgment confirms that same sex couples have the same rights as heterosexual partners under Family Law and reiterates the message that dishonesty will not be tolerated by the Court. Helen Roocroft was in an 18 year relationship with her civil partner, Carol Ainscow, when the two separated in 2009. Ms Ainscow died aged 55 after battling a brain tumour. After her death evidence was discovered that she may have

misled the Court about her true wealth during the dissolution of their civil partnership. This led to Ms Roocroft accepting a much lower financial settlement than she was entitled to. The Judgment handed down on 14.10.2016 said that Ms Roocroft had submitted evidence suggesting that “Ms Ainscow’s income at the time of the settlement was three times that which she had stated in a Court document”. It is clear that there will be legal consequences if partners whether in marriage or civil partnerships try to get out of their obligations to their former partners by being deliberately obstructive or dishonest about their wealth and assets.

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Paws for thought You'd better watch out and you'd better grab those stockings, Santa is on his way and even the smallest of pets want presents and extra special attention over the Christmas period.

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BITS BYTES Time to resurrect your old laptop?

BITS & BYTES With a technology that dates back to the 1950s, harddisk drives feature a spindle that moves over a rotating magnetic platter grabbing data like an old-school record-player needle drawing sound from a vinyl LP.


his has now changed with the invention of the Solid State Drive (SSD). There are no moving parts so the speed improvement is at least 10 times faster as it’s able to read and write data infinitely faster than a hard drive. If you want a fast, responsive computer, and why wouldn't you, it’s time to get a solid-state drive (SSD). When it comes to overall performance, a laptop's storage drive is much more important than other components, like its CPU, RAM and graphics chip. As you boot the computer, open applications and switch between tasks, your processor is tapping its fingers waiting for data to load from the disk. Even if you're not opening files, transferring data or launching apps, your operating system and software are using virtual memory in the background.

Computer man recently upgraded a laptop with an Intel Core i5 processor and 8 GB of RAM from an older style hard drive to a brand new Solid State Drive, and the time it took to load Word 2016 dropped from 31.9 seconds to 1.8 seconds. Loading the Chrome browser went from 14 seconds to 1.1 seconds and Excel went from 19.9 seconds to 1.8 seconds. A HUGE difference! If you're worried about your laptop breaking, you definitely want a Solid State Drive. SSDs are much more likely to survive a fall, because they don't have delicate needles and platters. Whether you're buying a new laptop or trying to breathe new life into an older computer, you can save a lot of money by swapping out the original factory installed hard drive with a SSD. You’ll end up with a computer running faster than it ever has!

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Health Beauty Everyone’s welcome to join us at Hampton Community Sports Association every Tuesday at 5.30 and 7.30pm, they can just pop along or they can call me on 0754 010 9787.


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Emma Trigg is looking forward to this Christmas party season more than ever before after losing one-and-a-half stone and being named Hampton’s ‘Miss Slinky’ 2016.


he 36 year-old has dropped a fantastic two dress sizes since joining the Hampton Hargate Slimming World group in July this year, and now her impressive transformation has seen her fellow slimmers vote for her as their group’s representative in the national competition. Emma, who weighed 11 stone 10.5 wore a dress size 14 at her heaviest and is now a ‘slinky’ 10 stone 3 and a dress size 10, says that she was delighted to be named the Hampton Slimming World group’s winner. “I was already really looking forward to this Christmas and finally feeling comfortable enough in my own skin to enjoy socialising and perhaps finally wear the outfits I always dreamed of. Winning the title of Miss Slinky means I have even more to celebrate.” “Being voted for by the other people in the group is lovely, it’s thanks to them that I’ve been able to lose the weight that I have. I was very nervous when I first walked through the doors of the group because I expected everyone to judge me, but everyone was so friendly and welcoming. I’ve made lots of friends and I love swapping recipes and ideas every week. My Consultant Nat has been so supportive too; she’s positive and enthusiastic and is always at the end of the phone if I need her.”

After joining Slimming World, Emma began following the organisation’s Food Optimising healthy eating plan and was amazed to discover that she didn’t have to give up her favourite meals: “I eat the same things now as before – curries, roast dinners, pasta dishes – but they’re all made from scratch and I still eat out too – I just make healthier choices.” Nat Fryer, who runs the Hampton Hargate group which Emma attends, hopes she will demonstrate to other people what’s possible with Slimming World. She says: “As Emma shows, whether you’ve got a little or a lot of weight to lose, slimming down can make a big difference to how you feel about yourself. She’s happier and healthier than ever – the group love hearing Emma’s weight loss journey and her ideas. She’s such an active part of our group - I couldn’t be prouder of her.” “People might be put off joining a slimming group just before Christmas, but taking that first step if you’re unhappy about your weight could be the best gift you give yourself. Our eating plan is so generous that you won’t have to miss out on any of your festive favourites and there’s lots going on in group so it’ll be lots of fun too – at Slimming World we know how to make Christmas extra special!”

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Health Beauty

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lluring can help with facial and body aesthetics. This amazing skin rejuvenation is suitable for all patients seeking clinically proven solutions to tackle signs of ageing including: skin laxity, wrinkles, crow’s feet, discolouration, under-eye puffiness, dull skin, acne, enlarged pores, hair loss, weight loss and cellulite. Winter is the perfect time to be investing in your skin and body. By choosing this treatment clients can address the ageing process, instead of masking it. Over time, we naturally lose vitamins, minerals, hyaluronic acid and elasticity in the skin. Injectable mesotherapy allows these medical substances

and nutrients to be targeted at the direct area. Due to its direct delivery it can stimulate cell metabolism, increase the production of collagen and promote the body's circulatory lymphatic and immune systems to create a biological response giving a younger, firmer and more nourished skin. These products can be mixed and formulated for the various condition to suit the individual needs of the patients. Non-toxic, no parabens, preservatives or colouring. This treatment will even your skin tone and give you glowing skin, boost collagen and delay ageing. This fabulous vitamin boost is also hydrating and will plump, lift and rejuvenate.

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Semi-permanent make-up Eyebrows £85 Eye Liner (bottom) £55 Eye Liner (top) £75 Eye Liner (top & bottom £110 Lip Liner £65 Lip Blush £85 Beauty Spot £40 Please Note: Two treatments are needed 4-6 weeks apart. Second treatment £45 Eyelash extension £25-£35 Full set, individual & fan lashes LVL lash lift £25 Lengthens & lifts natural lashes Meso Vytal skin treatment £35 Anti-ageing facial treatment Mesotherapy £35 per area Thinning hair follicle stimulation. Cellulite Scalp micropigmentation £85 per hour Thinning, baldness and alopecia Dry skin needling £45 per area Scars, stretch marks & problem skin Skin peel & collagen mask £25 Hydrate & renew. Anti-ageing skin facial

Please see the website for other treatments, information & offers Gift Vouchers Available. Facebook AlluringSPMU T: 01733 615991 / 07714 638348 8 Thorley Crescent, Sugar Way, Peterborough


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Health Beauty

Elysia Health and Beauty isn’t just your typical beauty salon. Located in Tansor, Oundle, this beauty clinic offers treatments that are simply out of this world.

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he cutting edge machinery and products are enough to make you feel like a new person. We spoke to a very passionate Lisa Claypole, owner of Elysia, and asked her about all of the unique transformations that she offers.

problems and get rid of all the lumps and bumps that we have.

Q. Can you tell us some more about the treatments you offer.

A. Elysia also offer LipoFirm which works in a similar way. It releases fat using Radio-Frequency which heats the fatty cells up and secretes the liquid from them which is then drained using a lymphatic draining mechanism. The body reshaping takes place by applying RadioFrequency energy, which causes collagen and elastins to contract immediately and enhances long-term collagen rejuvenation. The best thing about this procedure is all three of these stages happen at once, there’s no downtime, it’s virtually pain-free and you can see results in just one treatment.

Q. You seem to be more of a clinic than a salon, Lisa?

A. We are…I think our bodies can heal themselves with the right stimulations. We have Venus Viva, for example, which is one of those. Q. How long have you been For instance, if you fell over and running the salon and what grazed your knee, it would bleed and inspired you? then scab over quickly, you’d have A. We have been here for sixteen years new skin there because your body and it just evolved really, horses were is concentrating all it’s healing into my passion and I used to compete that area. With the Venus treatment, at quite a high level, but then had an it doesn’t bleed or scab. We use a tip accident.I called the physiotherapist that has 164 little pins in it and with out to look at my horse but then that we use a radio frequency current he said ‘right, let’s get you sorted – it’s not uncomfortable. It’s amazing now’. From then on, I’ve just become for acne scarring, rosacea and antiinterested in the body and how it ageing. works. Q. Lymphatic drainage

A. The reflexology and massage treatments are what inspired me as I had seen the benefits for myself. I think that you can do so much for yourself instead of taking tablets. A simple massage can make you feel so much better. For me it’s finding what works. My passion is the skin and body treatments. I am completely honest with people and I don’t want them to come in feeling as though we give them false promises. We offer some really advanced body treatments that really do work. We can reduce inches, treat cellulite

If you want to find out more information, head over to or call Lisa on 01832 226328 Hampton Gazette | December 2016 | E: |



Health Beauty


The Peterborough Marriott Leisure Club offers something for everyone and a little bit more than you would expect from a health and fitness club. The Marriott boasts a stunning pool surrounded by relaxing lounges, where you order food from our delicious poolside menu. There is also a baby pool where the little ones can play safely. If you are looking to get fit then look no further than our gymnasium using our top of the range Resistance and Cardiovascular equipment. Not only is there the pool and gym, there is a spa bath, steam room, sauna, solarium, beauty and hair salon.

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Nail Envy Nail envy is coming up to their third year anniversary, and what a year it has been never did they imagine it would be this successful, what started out as a part time job has now become full time with Carol saying she has the most wonderful clients and looks forward to her three weekly catch up with them all.

Nail envy has the most brilliant collection of colours over 150 and a wonderful selection of nail art , glitters, stamping, CND additives, empower nail art, iridescent glitters , freehand and gems one thing is for sure her clients never get bored. Carol says Christmas is the most fun with the novelty nail art always proving popular and not forgetting glitter most importantly! Nail envy not only

does manicures ,and pedicures but also a callus peel treatment which helps banish hard skin for good gift vouchers are available so why not treat your loved one at Christmas , make them feel pampered and special an excellent way to say thank you. Don't take our word for it take a look at Nail Envys Facebook page to see examples of carols work. Her reviews they speak for themselves.

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Health Beauty

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Health Beauty We have many procedures which can enhance all areas of the face to help achieve a fresh and naturally younger looking you. It's amazing how a few tweaks here and there by a professional and highly skilled doctor can do just that. Below are some before and after pictures of various dermal fillers and the Plexr soft surgery.

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Food& Drink The Indian restaurant with a



Kurryz restaurant has been serving Hampton for the past 8 years with the finest Indian and Bangladeshi traditional cuisine.

urryz combines an intriguing relaxed modern atmosphere with excellent food using only the finest ingredients and prides itself on excellent customer service. Not only does Kurryz offer superb dinning but a takeaway service serving Peterborough. A 10% discount is applied to order overs £12.00 and free delivering within a 4 mile radius. Kurryz also caters for private party and cooperate celebration seating 70 or accommodating 90 for a buffet style party and all can be done within your budget. Our menu provides a choice for everyone and we use the best quality ingredients to produce the range of dishes that you select. Kurryz blends and spices are specially formulated and unique to them. Want to learn how to cook the Indian way, then why not


Indian Restaurant & Takeaway Service

book into one of their cookery workshops and enjoy a real insight into Indian cuisine. Kurryz has some exciting plans for the next few months with an introduction to live music from a local band, quiz and curry nights, ladies cocktails evening and curry and match nights. Along with a newly designed kids plate for children under 12 years, plus the option to come and relax and sit in our bar area and enjoy a drink with friends. Sundays 5.30 – 10.30pm are our new Buffet evenings servings a range of starters and main dishes all for £9.95 for adults and £5.95 for children and our continued popular banquet nights with our reduced price menu are Tuesdays and Thursdays. We look forward to welcoming you and serving you traditional Indian cuisine.

Traditional Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine with a modern twist serving Hampton for the past 8 years.

Authentic traditional Indian menu served Mon - Sun with special banquet nights Tuesdays and Thursday.

NEW Sunday Evening Buffet Nights Starting 27 November Adults £9.95 Children £5.95 (under 12’) Including starter, main, rice and Naan.

Christmas Menu 12 - 24 December £24.95 per person with a bottle of fizz per table of 4. Normal menu also available.


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CHEF JAMES Delicious Meals, Delivered

Chef James is all about helping busy people eat fresh, quality food everyday at an affordable price. If you want a chef made meal delivered to your door for £6 please get in touch


• At Chef James all meals are only £6 per head apart from the Duck and Prawn dishes which are £7!


• Based in Hampton, cooking all orders to order, to be with you as fresh as can be! • Local Chef James Birchall has also worked at Langan’s Brasserie Mayfair, Harvey Nic’s chain and even cooked for HRH Prince Charles! • Everything is made from scratch; including home made breads, stocks, spice blends and fresh pasta.


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Willow Brook Farm Shop as season is The Christm time of the the busiest low Brook year for Wil and that’s Farm Shop . no surprise


onveniently situated between Stamford and Peterborough you’re guaranteed not only excellent produce but a friendly Farm Shop welcome. Rosemary Morton explains why people come back year after year “Our field to fork ethic is as important at Christmas as it is at any time of the year and our customers value this.” She goes on to say “Provenance is at our heart - people want to know about what they’re buying and where it came from and our expert Butchers are always pleased help. Our suppliers are local where possible and we’re incredibly proud of our own home reared beef”. Of course, being a farm shop it’s not just meat on offer - there’s seasonal vegetables,

accompaniments and other artisan products too. The food hampers make great gifts and if you have a foodie in the family then there’s pork pie making evenings available as a gift package. In the run up to Christmas make the most Willow Brook’s Christmas offers. If you place your order before the 1 December, you win the chance to get it for free! The website has the details along with other offers like the Christmas meat packs, recipes and pick up days. (www. Finally, Rosemary adds “If you’ve haven’t been before, come along, have a look at what we have to offer and stop for some tea and cake in our Granary Tea Room, you won’t be disappointed.

Orton Hall Hotel & Spa The hotel is delighted to be able to offer the ideal setting and menu,

whether it is an à la carte meal in the elegant award-winning Huntly restaurant or a traditional meal in the adjoining Ramblewood Inn.

The Huntly Restaurant

The elegant wood-panelled Huntly Restaurant offers a truly memorable dining experience. The team of award winning chefs have worked hard to gain an AA Rosette with a menu full of British style with a contemporary twist, the Huntly Restaurant is the perfect place for that special meal.

For details of our Christmas events please see our website

The Ramblewood Inn Has the ambience and atmosphere you expect of a traditional English country pub. Food is served throughout the Ramblewood and our menu and daily specials board offer a wide choice of snacks and main meals. The bar features at least four real ales along with a selection of other beer and lagers.

For details please see our website Orton Hall Hotel & Spa Orton Longueville, Peterborough PE2 7DN T. 01733 391111 E.

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Whats' On FUN


Friday 2 December 3.15pm - 5.30am Hampton Hargate Primary School Including a Santa's grotto, entertainment, 'kids only' shop, refreshments, crafts and gifts. Join us for a fun filled afternoon with plenty of Christmas cheer! Pricing Adults 50p, children FREE.


Friday 2 December Bollywood Tiger Book your table by calling 01733 246519. Price includes full Buffet Meal.


Saturday 3 December Sunday 4 December 10am - 4pm The Angel Fair, Thorpe Hall Hospice, Longthorpe, Peterborough PE3 6LW The Angel Fair is the place to buy all you need for the festive period with more than 50 stalls selling luxury jewellery, leather bags and cashmere to stocking fillers, children's toys and decorations. Order your tree, buy food to feast on and treat yourself to a special bottle of something. Make a day of it and have lunch or just enjoy coffee and cake while your presents are wrapped for you. £5, FREE parking 40


Saturday 3 December 10am, Saturday 24 December 2pm Sacrewell Farm Father Christmas is returning to his rightful place at Sacrewell this year - the Mill House. Having moved to the old farmhouse for a couple of years while work was being done to the 18th century grade II* listed building, Father Christmas is looking forward to being back in his regular spot from 3 December and this year the centre is offering Toddler Experiences too.


Thursday 8 December 7.30 - 9.30pm St Andrews Reform Church, Ledbury Road, Peterborough Sarah Lambert and Peter Kirby giving an illustrated talk about changes that they have recorded in our local wildlife during the current year - a popular event helped along by punch and mincepies! More information For more information please call 07784 169820 or ( events/2016/12/08/2016wildlife-winners-and-losers)

SANTA CHRISTMAS FETE in aid of Little Miracles

Saturday 11 December 11am - 3pm Parkway Sports and Social Club Santa’s Grotto and many seasonal Stalls.

LIGHTS OF LOVE CAROL CONCERT Sunday 11 December 6pm Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice For hundreds of people across the area, Lights of Love has become a key event in the festive calendar. This year’s event, taking place on Sunday 11 December will focus on giving guests the opportunity to remember, reflect and celebrate the lives of people close to them. The centrepiece will, as usual, be Thorpe Hall’s Lights of Love trees, decked out with handwritten messages of love, remembrance and inspiration. Peterborough Concert Band will be playing a selection of favourite carols for guests to join in with and Hereward Harmony Barbershop Chorus will be providing entertainment with festive songs. While the carol concert will take place outside, with the mansion house as the backdrop, Thorpe Hall’s Coffee Shop will be open for traditional warming snacks. The entertainment will start at 6pm in the grounds of Thorpe Hall Hospice, in Longthorpe, Peterborough and finish at 7.15pm. Entrance is free.

Event organiser Suzanne Ostler said: “Lights of Love is a favourite with so many people who see it as the start of their festive celebrations. It’s a lovely way to remember and celebrate the lives of special people with family and friends in the run up to Christmas. “This year our focus at the event will be our Lights of Love trees and the carol concert so we’re hoping all our guests will bring their best voices with them – along with scarves, gloves and hats to keep warm.”

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There really isn't any getting away from it... Christmas is already nipping at our heels For the Nene Valley Railway it means that the ever popular Santa specials season starts on the 26 November and goes through to 24 December. Adults will get a mince pie and an alcoholic drink instead of their visit to Santa!


Saturday 26 November Saturday 27 November Wednesday 30 November Saturday 3 December Saturday 4 December Wednesday 7 December Saturday 10 December Sunday 11 December Wednesday 14 December Saturday 17 December Sunday 18 December Wednesday 21 December Thursday 22 December Friday 23 December Saturday 24 December More details available at Nene Valley Railway, Wansford Station, Stibbington

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Whats' On HAMPTON VALE COMMUNITY CENTRE WINTER 2016/17 MONDAY Vale community pre-school 8:45 - 11:45am, main hall (term time only)


Friday 16 December 7.30am - 10pm Peterborough Cathedral The cathedral choir, youth choir and festival chorus are joined by prime brass for some traditional Christmas favourites, including sing-along of popular festive carols.


Thursday 22 December 7.30am - 10pm Bollywood Tiger Rocker Sal is back with another great Elvis Tribute Night. Booking Book your table by calling 01733 246519. Ticket price includes Full Buffet.

Hampton Mini Movers Mums & Tots 1:15 - 2:45pm, main hall (term time only) Urban Dance Academy 5 - 7pm, large hall TUESDAY Vale Community Pre-school 8:45 - 11:45 am, main hall (term time only) Yoga 1:15 - 2:30pm, large hall Sense Dance Sessions for the Deafblind 2 - 3pm, small hall Inspired Martial Arts 5 - 6pm, Main hall and 6 - 7pm large hall Gentle Yoga 6.30 - 7.30pm, small hall

Yogabellies 7.30 - 8.45pm, large hall WEDNESDAY Vale Community Pre-school 8:45 - 11:45am, main hall (term time only) Senior social club 1:15 - 4:15pm, main hall

Aspire - Change, Grow, Live support sessions 12:30 - 3:30pm, small hall Art group 1 - 3:30pm, large hall

Metafit 6:15 - 7pm, large hall

Adrenaline Martial Arts 4 Kids 4 - 6pm, main hall

Table tennis 7:30 - 10pm, main hall THURSDAY Vale community pre-school 8:45 - 11:45am, main hall (term time only) Slimming World 3:30 - 5pm, 5:30 - 7pm and 7:30 - 9pm, main hall

Tuition 6:30 - 7:30pm, small hall & meeting room (term time only) SATURDAY Slimming World 8:30 - 10am & 10:30am - 12pm, main hall SUNDAY Freedom House Church Service 10:30am - 12pm, small hall

FRIDAY Vale community pre-school 8:45 - 11:45am, main hall (term time only)

Kenpo Karate 11am - 12:30pm, large hall Living Word Ministries 7 - 9pm, small hall


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Whats' On MONDAY Hampton Mobile Library 9.30-9.55am Hampton 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. Nicole or Cheryl on T. 07818 567584/07834 366845 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. Yaxley Runners Meet every Monday (except Bank Holidays) at the Sports Facility, Beaumont Way, Hargate. 6.30pm. Hampton Mini Movers parent and toddler group. 1.15-2.45pm (term time). Hampton Vale Community Centre. Contact Rachael. T: 07983 421139. Hampton Tiddlers Stay and Play Session Age group: 0-5 years, 10am to 12pm. Tesco Community Room at Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, Peterborough, PE7 8BE. Facebook group for members only: Hampton Tiddlers Public facebook page: Hampton Tiddlers YogaBellies for Mum and Toddler Yoga class 9.40 10.25am Hampton Leisure Centre T: 07585 384675 YogaBellies for Mum and Toddler Post-Natal Yoga class 10.30am Hampton Leisure Centre T: 07585 384675

WEDNESDAY 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


TUESDAY Scouts 7.30-9pm Hampton Vale Primary School Vale Community Pre-school Ofsted Outstanding 2013/14 Mon - Fri 08:45 - 11:45 term time only. For children aged 2-4 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 Junior Cricket Club for under 9’s and Under 11’s 6.45pm to 7.45pm Contact: Andy McIntyre 07974205845      Hampton Amateur Dramatics Group. 7.30pm. Community Room. Scouts 7.30-9pm. Hampton Vale Primary School. 5-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. YogaBellies for Pregnancy Prenatal Yoga class 7.30pm H.Vale Community Centre T: 07585 384675 Hampton 5 aside football friendly adult football, Tuesday’s 8am, for more details please call/text Paul 07780 468836 Walking for Health – and fun 11am-noon from outside Hampton Vale shops.  Free.  All welcome.  T: 01733 248990. Slimming World 5.30pm, 7.30pm Hampton Community SportInstagram: Association -chenelabella Beaumont Way. Call Nat on 07540Blog: 109787.


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Hampton WI 7.15pm. Every third Thursday of the month at the CSK church hall, Hampton. Beaver Scouts 6-7pm CSK Hampton Church Hall 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 5-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 Food bank CSK Chirch 7 - 9pm Hampton 5 a side football friendly adult football Thursday’s 8:30am, for more details please call/text Paul 07780 468836 Hampton Cricket Club Training (Winter month) Nene Park Academy. 7-9pm. Contact Andy for more information. E:

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FRIDAY Dance & Movement 1-2pm. The Hampton Family Centre. Booking: T: 01733 893361 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. 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

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 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 Hampton Community Church Bible Study 6pm – 8pm Hampton Vale Community Centre Please call 07540 986095 for information. Everyone welcome.

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

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

May we also wish our clients, friends and colleagues a very happy Christmas and New Year? Question I’ve heard every tax payer has an online tax account – how do I access it? Answer To access your personal tax account to check your records and manage your details with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), you will need to create a Government Gateway account at Once you have your login details you will then be able to sign in securely.

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Claiming VAT back on a Motor Car Purchase

Generally speaking, the purchase of any vehicle where there is any element of private use means any reclaim of VAT may be restricted. HMRC’s website offers the following guidance: • You may be able to reclaim all the VAT on a new car if you use it only for business • The car must not be available for private use, and you must be able to show that it isn’t, e.g. it’s specified in your employee’s contract • Private use includes travelling between home and work, unless it’s a temporary place of work Due to the private use restriction, it is usual that no VAT can be recovered on the purchase of a car. However, you may be able to claim all the VAT on a new car if it’s mainly used: • As a taxi • For driving instruction • For self-drive hire If you are buying a commercial vehicle, you can usually reclaim the VAT e.g. a van, a lorry or a tractor. You can only reclaim the VAT if you use the vehicle in a VAT registered business.

Dates to remember - December 2016

LG F1403RD Direct Drive 9kg Washer 6kg Dryer £150 T: 07786 111416

CD Storage rack from Ikea £5 T: 0773 6644553

Don’t forget the Christmas party! Even the smallest business can host an annual tax-free social function for its entire staff, including the directors and their partners. As long as the cost per head is less than £150 (including VAT), employees are not taxed for having a good time and the company benefits from full tax relief on the expense incurred. 1 December 2016 Due date for Corporation tax for companies with an accounting period ended 29 February 2016. 7 December 2016 Due date for filing and payment of VAT for the period ended 31 October 2016, unless you submit a paper return then the date is 30 November. 30 December 2016 Latest date for filing your 2016 online tax return if you have less than £3,000 tax due and wish to pay it through your PAYE coding during the 2017/2018 tax year. Monthly dates: 19th of the month: Due date for postal payments of PAYE, NIC and CIS deductions and online filing deadline for CIS300 monthly return to HMRC. 22nd of the month: Due date for electronic payments of PAYE, NIC and CIS deductions to HMRC. Certified Public Accountants supporting local businesses with cost-effective accountancy and taxation service for many years.

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Original wooden 3 tier ornament table, height 22 inches Excellent as new condition £35 Ono T: 07446 060410

Silent Night, King size, Luxury 2000 pocket sprung mattress, mirapocket, Brand new no longer required. RRP £800, a bargain for £150. Please call T: 01733 315448 to view. Please note this is for the mattress only.

Pink swivel chair £10 T: 07966 626864 in good condition

Solid oak table, in very good condition with 4 solid chairs. Extends to fit 6 chairs. Full length extended 65 inches. Width 36 inches. Height 30 inches. Selling due to needing bigger table. £1000.00 brand new less than 2 years ago. From spotless home. £150 T: 07736 644553

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Hampton Gazette December 2016  

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