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Issue 34 / April 2018

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Inside this issue The Five Bells at Edenham

Spotlight on Deeping Tennis Club

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page 16

In the Hot Seat - Richard Gombault page 54

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Introduction

Welcome to Your April Issue. Now that the weather is finally taking a turn for the better, I am so looking forward to enjoying the springtime. However, it is lovely to see that so many of you, adults and children alike, made the effort to really enjoy the snow while it was here. We have captured some fabulous pictures of families and friends frolicking in the white landscapes. What a way to say “farewell” to winter. April Fools’ Day is just around the corner and I’m eager to find out what pranks people are pulling this year. For anyone who knows me personally, be kind please! Even though this day falls on the same day as Easter Sunday, I’m still expecting an Easter egg regardless! The Easter Egg Hunt will definitely be one of many ways to enjoy time with your families on this special weekend. Enjoy the read!

Claire x

After having grown up in Deeping, our cosy little village is very close to my heart so I am delighted to join the Discovering team. My admiration for the local people became even more prominent during the recent unwelcome visit from the ‘Beast from the East’. I was amazed and in awe of the vast number of people who gave up their time, and even belongings, to help those in need. This makes me feel safe, secure and sure in the knowledge that we are a community that can lean on each other. In the spirit of community, this issue gives details for some fantastic forthcoming events in our local area; the Exotic Pet Refuge Open Day, Deeping Tennis Club Open Day and our Easter Egg Hunt, to name a few. Happy Easter!

Gemma x

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Inside

Highlights

6/7........... The Five Bells at Edenham featured 14/15....... Empire Gym – Mind health

and social media.

16.............. Club Spotlight – Deeping Tennis Club 18.............. Travel Column – Iceland 19.............. Breve Music feature 20/21...... Community Matters 24............. Pinfold Photographic

– Birds of the Fens 27............. Club Spotlight – Nene and Welland Oddfellows 32............. Easter events for families and children 33/36 .... Competition – Easter Bunny Hunt 37............. April Fools’ Day – What’s that all about then? 40............. Discovering … West Deeping church 42............. Shakespeare Quiz, (celebrating his birthday – April 23rd) 44............. Will and Probate Services – Lasting Powers of Attorney 46............. The Technology Site – Spam and suspicious e-mails 47............. Words from the Mayor of Market Deeping 48............. Your Finances – A little financial planning 52/53..... School News 54............. In the Hot Seat – Richard Gombault 55/57..... Events and gigs guide 60............. Pets and Vets 62............. Business Spotlight – V&G Caravans 64/65..... Classified businesses directory With thanks to:

Taff Lovesey, Nick Ash, Rex Needle, Clare Lockett, Zoe Reeve, Eileen Le Voi, Liberty Partnership Ltd, Sgt. Rachel Blackwell, Claire Saunders, Matt Weston, Pauline Redshaw, Patrick Hunt, Nicole Woodcock, Lydia Pinfold

Photography:

Ethan Lee Photography www.EthanLee.co.uk

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Eat the Season

Asparagus Wrapped in Bacon You could use bacon or pancetta in this impressive little side dish. You could also do the assembly ahead of time and then roast just before serving. Asparagus is at its peak in April so enjoy!

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Preheat the oven to 200°C /Gas Mark 6. Toss the asparagus in the olive oil so that all spears are well coated. Divide the asparagus into four equal bunches. Wrap each bunch in a bacon rasher, securing with a wooden skewer if necessary. Place on a roasting tray and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bacon is crisp and the asparagus is tender.

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The place to go for delicious fish and chips Call us on 01778 347970 • www.linfordsfishandchips.co.uk Linfords Traditional Fish & Chips | 6 Market Place | Market Deeping Near Peterborough, | Lincolnshire | PE6 8EA. Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/linfordsfishandchips

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St Georges Day Special Join us in the Oasis restaurant at Waterside Garden Centre for a St Georges Day feast.

Monday 23rd April

Starters

Duo of Melon

Fans of melon served with raspberry coulis.

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Served with croutons and crusty bread.

Duck Liver Pâté

Monday 23rd April 2018 12.00pm until 2.30pm 3 course menu £15.99 per person

Served with melba toast and rocket.

Mains

Fish and Chips

Traditional fish, chunky chips and minted mushy peas.

Steak and Kidney Pudding

Suet pie with duchess potatoes, cauliflower cheese, broccoli and carrots.

Nut Roast

Served with duchess potatoes, cauliflower cheese, broccoli and carrots.

Desserts

Advanced booking required and a £5.00 per person deposit. Call 01778 560000 or email

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to book your table.

Bread and Butter Pudding Served with homemade custard.

Strawberry Shortcake

Served with whipped cream.

Treacle Tart

Served with clotted cream.

3 courses £15.99

12pm until 2.30pm

Waterside Garden Centre Waterside Garden Centre King Street, Baston, Peterborough. PE6 9NY

T: 01778 560000 E: info@watersidegardencentre.co.uk

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The Five Bells at Edenham Relax with Fine Food and Drink after that Long Walk! Leaving the winter behind, thoughts for many of us now turn to getting out into the countryside for that long walk or cycle ride and, as summer arrives, that opportunity to sit out on a sunny day in a pub garden and make the most of our (occasionally!) fabulous summer weather. That is where The Five Bells public house and restaurant in Edenham really comes into its own, providing the perfect stopping-off point after a ramble, or perhaps a cycle ride, in the beautiful countryside to the west of Bourne, and a substantial beer garden in which you can enjoy the fine food and drinks on offer in a delightful location. The Five Bells offers food for all tastes, from a lunch menu for light bites during the day, through to the full restaurant menu serving beautifully presented, traditional cuisine, to be enjoyed in the bar or in the separate restaurant area within the pub. With two open log fires, the main bar provides the perfect place to share a drink with

friends or to enjoy some peace and quiet with a coffee and a snack. The restaurant area combines traditional exposed beams and exposed stone walls, with modern, comfortable seating and a dedicated bar. The team of chefs at the Five Bells serve up a seasonal menu that focuses on

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Partners, Alyson Hudson and Pete Birch, welcome guests, (including dogs!) with an easy, relaxed manner, and you are soon made to feel comfortable in their company. Pete has been in the licensed trade since 1975, having run both The Gainsborough Lady and The Bertie Arms in Uffington, near Stamford, and this is their eighth year in Edenham.

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the use of fresh local produce. Meats are supplied by Alec Day of Bourne and The Peterborough Game Company, whilst the fish arrives fresh, courtesy of M & J Seafood of Grimsby. The meals are executed to an exceptionally high standard and the array of very favourable comments on Trip Advisor speaks volumes. The discerning drinker will be pleased to encounter a broad selection of draught lagers, ciders and real ales, with variety very much in evidence. Horncastle Brewery and Greene King ales sit alongside Krombacher and Brava Czech lagers, for example, whilst the wines available are supplied by Amps of Oundle, in itself almost a guarantee of quality and consistency. The Five Bells offers an intimate dining experience, especially in the evenings, making it perfect for a treat or for that special occasion. There is also a function room with a capacity of eighty guests, making this beautifully maintained and tastefully decorated country pub an even more attractive proposition for special events and celebrations.

Fancy something off our menu?

Wednesday to Saturday lunchtimes

STARTERS

2 Courses £13 • 3 Courses £16

LIme and ginger crab cakes • Butternut squash, stilton, courgette tart • Trio of breaded cheese • Crispy Chinese style beef • Chicken liver pate • Soup of the day MAINS Bubble & Squeak cake • Five Bells fish and chips • Gammon Steak • Steak burger • Pie of the day • Pan fried chicken • Slow braised belly of pork • Catch of the day • Beef stroganoff • Sirloin steak DESSERTS • Plum and almond tart • Meringue with mixed berry compote • Apple crumble • Sticky toffee pudding • Coconut rice pudding • Ice creams and sorbets • Cheese board

Special Promotion from April

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Sunday Menu

We offer a range of other dishes as well as superb traditional roast dinners

2 Courses £16.95 • 3 Courses £19.95 Roast Sirloin of Beef • Roast Pork Loin • Roast Chicken Breast • Roasted Vegetable or Beef Lasagne Booking essential.

Wednesday Steak nights £5 off any steak from our menu

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Seasonal Delights with Amy at Vine House Farm It’s definitely Spring when lamb is on the menu. Here at Vine House Farm we like to know where our meat has come from & love locally reared lamb from Moor Farm, Newborough. All their lamb is born & bred at Moor Farm, which is less than 10 miles from us in Deeping St Nicholas. We can take orders for lamb joints, as well as their own beef & Lincolnshire pork. Please ask in the Farm Shop for further details.

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GET PLANTING.... We now have rhubarb plants, garlic plants, a selection of herbs and wild flower plants specifically for attracting butterflies and bees to your garden.

HOME GROWN

THIS MONTH Stanton Cabbage, Kale, Cauliflowers, Chard, Spinach, Salad Leaves & we’ve still got plenty of sacks of potatoes. Look out for Asparagus at the end of April.

Rhubarb Fool – fold gently stewed rhubarb in to sweetened Mascarpone & serve with shortbread biscuits for an easy but delicious spring dessert. COMING UP

NEXT MONTH If the weather warms up a little, local early new potatoes will be on the menu

VINE HOUSE FARM, DEEPING ST. NICHOLAS, SPALDING, LINCS, PE11 3DG PHONE 01775 630 208 ONLINE VINEHOUSEFARM.CO.UK OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FIND US ON FACEBOOK FACEBOOK.COM/VINEHOUSEFARMSHOP

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The Waggon & Horses public house and restaurant

celebrate with us this Easter Open all Easter Weekend - please book early

Our new menu 2 COURSES FOR ONLY £11.75 Tuesday - Saturday Lunchtime & Tuesday - Thursday evening

Steak Night Every Wednesday • 2 meals for £20 Opening Times Tuesday to Fridays 12-2.30pm & from 5pm Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm

Take a look at our new website www.waggonandhorseslangtoft.co.uk

Food Service Times Tuesdays to Saturdays 12-2pm & 6-9pm & Sundays 12-6pm

1 Peterborough Road, Langtoft, Peterborough PE6 9LW Please book on 01778 343200 • e. waggonandhorses2015@hotmail.com

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Health

Sleep your Way to the Skin of your Dreams by Claire Saunders, Renu - Health, Beauty & Fitness

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lack of sleep can have a major impact on mood, weight control, concentration, memory and our health and wellbeing. A good night’s sleep is not just vital for our body and mind – it is necessary for keeping our skin in tip-top condition too. Night time is when your skin cells are at their most productive, meaning they are repairing any damage done throughout the day. Here are Claire’s five top tips for a good night’s sleep.

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Have a regular sleep pattern Try to go to bed at around the same time every evening and get up at around the same time every morning.

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Avoid “Blue Light” Watching television, or scrolling phones and Ipads stimulates a chemical in the brain that will make it very difficult to sleep. Turn your electronic gadgets and the television off an hour before bed, have a bath, make a plan of action for the next day, or do some relaxation techniques that work for you. If you are struggling to sleep, read a book (not a kindle), the left to right action of the eyes has a hypnotic effect.

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Check your diet Alcohol may help you get off to sleep, but it will disrupt you early in the morning. High sugar foods can hinder you

getting to sleep or cause you to be wide awake in the early hours. Caffeine and nicotine are stimulants that will also keep you awake. These should all be avoided if you have trouble sleeping. Magnesium stimulates hormones in the body that help regulate sleep, relieve anxiety and calm the nervous system. You find magnesium through drinking water and eating green vegetables, nuts, meat, fish and fruit. Try taking a supplement of 200 – 300 mg per day and see if it makes a difference

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Cleanse your room The ideal temperature for sleep is considered to be around 17 degrees. Make sure you open your window for a few minutes every day (even in the depths of winter). This will cleanse your room and remove toxins in the air that will hinder your relaxation.

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Try Aromachology Lack of sleep is a worldwide beauty enemy, and Decleor have introduced aromachology into their night balms to aid relaxation and help increase the quality of sleep. During the night, your skin’s renewal process is at its peak, so their newly formulated night balms feed and restore the skin whilst particular aromatherapy oils aid relaxation and improve your quality of sleep. For more details on these, please pop into the salon or book our Sleep Enhancing Facial.

Your Easter Treat - Better Than Chocolate! Two weeks membership of our Ladies Only Gym for just £10 during April. Call 01778 423923 to book your place. Renu, 27 Abbey Road, Bourne, Lincs PE10 9EN 10

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Health

What are Corns and Calluses?

by Matthew Phillips BSc(Hons), LA, POM, MChS, (Registered Podiatrist)

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orns and calluses are areas of hard, thickened skin which most commonly develop on the feet. This can cause pain and discomfort when you walk. Corns are small circles of thick skin that usually develop on the tops and sides of toes or on the sole of the foot. Calluses, however, are hard, rough areas of skin that are often yellowish in colour; they are larger than corns and don’t have such a well-defined edge.

As callused skin is thick, it’s often less sensitive to touch than the surrounding skin. What causes it? The major cause of calluses and corns is excessive pressure from movement that can cause a response from the skin to produce callosities, which are thickened hardened parts of skin; these can form into either a corn or a callus. It can also appear if you are wearing ill-fitting footwear or if you are involved with high levels of activity; running, sports etc. This again is due to the pressure produced in both circumstances.

What will happen if I leave it untreated? If you leave the corns on your feet without seeking any treatment, professional or otherwise, then they won’t get better until the cause of the pressure is removed. If this cause isn’t removed, the skin could become thicker and more painful over time. The same is also true for calluses; if the hardened skin is left untreated it will continue to build up and become even more painful. What can help? To help ease or prevent the formation of corns and calluses, you can just do small things that can be a big help. For example you should dry your feet thoroughly after washing them and apply a suitable foot cream. We also recommend that you use a pumice stone or foot file regularly to gently remove any hard skin; this will then stop the build-up and creation of calluses. As always, make sure you wear comfortable footwear that fits properly, as pressure is one of the main causes of formation, and this will go a long way to reducing or preventing development. If possible, avoid wearing heels, as they will increase the pressure on the front of your feet.

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What are the treatment options? Corns and calluses can be very successfully treated by the skilled hand of a podiatrist. They can use a scalpel to painlessly remove them. The aim is to prevent the structures reforming whenever possible, and this can often be achieved by changing footwear or redistributing pressure. For the redistribution of pressure or to decelerate the forces that cause corns and calluses, a podiatrist can get you fitted with a correct pair of orthotics; these are inserts or foot beds that you put into your shoes to help ease the pressure

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Health

Mind Health and Social Media by Matt Weston

“Who cares?”

dignity. A happy, playful childhood as it should be lived in a tight circle of family and friends.

Does it matter who cares? Who are you living your life for?

However, it seems that modern society exists in the context of an imaginary and toxic framework called ‘social media’. It is, in my opinion, ruining the world; and ruining people.

Who or what are you really accountable to? And how do you distance yourself from the ‘noise’?

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speak here as a thirty-seven year old man who has just found out that my beautiful partner and I are expecting a baby. At first it brings massive emotion. Then it brings clarity; perspective. It reminds me of the importance of mature adult living. Adult living in the way it existed when I was being brought up by my parents; pragmatism, manners, respect,

What do you do when you get up in the morning? What is your first thought? Does it pertain directly to your life at that very moment? Does it ask, “How is the weather?” or “What can I personally achieve today?” Or are you compelled through habit, or even addiction, to reach for your phone to see what the wider world is talking about, sometimes even before you wish a proper “good morning” to your family? Do you look through your phone before you look through your window? What is the overriding feeling while you are mindlessly scrolling through a stream of ‘non-news’? There is probably a part of you that feels the need to share, respond or react? Does any of it matter? What else could you be doing with your time? And, more importantly, what else could you be doing with your mind? To me, the order of things has taken a turn for the worse. Things are now out of order. There is now much less privacy of thought and personal, personable interaction. We need to be able to rely on confidences, trust and safe conversations. There are no influences effectively challenging the runaway train that is social media. And, if someone does dare stand in the way of the social media train, they are run over, discarded and ridiculed by a heckling, laughing mob who all revel in each other’s apparent ‘strength’ in anonymous, faceless, consequence-free gangs; mobs. Social media is fine while life is good; when sharing good news and while life

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Health is in joyful harmony. Indeed it can be used for wonderful, charitable, loving and kind reasons. When this happens, it is a powerful and influential force for positive change.

accountable to everything we do and say.

But for those people who aren’t having such a ‘good time’, social media can manifest as a heavy grey cloud, from which detrimental and negative thoughts can be rained upon a person or persons at any given time, often without their knowledge. This then perpetuates a state of constant insecurity, distraction and stress.

To appear bold and confident and sure of all of our endeavours is, I guess, a skill I have stumbled upon. But as someone who helps to run a business, I suffer the same stress as any individual might through the influence of social media.

But personally, I feel it’s time for me to be honest. It is terrifying.

People now, whether they recognise it or not, are mentally gripped and entangled in social media to the point at which they are beginning to make choices according to its potential consequences and what people might say. It is important that all of us look to our family and friends to ensure we are ready to see the signs of someone who is being oppressed by such feelings. We should also look to our friends and family to share our feelings if we feel this way personally, before it becomes ‘internalised’. Why is this relevant to Empire Gym? It is relevant in almost every way imaginable. Our business, our vocation, our passion and our belief is in making people feel better, initially physically, but ultimately, mentally.

Every decision made is scrutinised. Every personal choice celebrated or vilified. We are walking on a field of eggshells, always wanting to avoid an avalanche of ill feeling through an apparently ‘incorrect’ idea or decision. But it is our responsibility as a business, as it is everyone’s responsibility, to do what we feel is right; for us, for our customers and for decency. We must continue to have personal, positive, private, constructive and pleasant conversations and live life as it happens in our own way. We must trust that the gaze of our conscience is more important than the gaze of the masses. We must always build real and lasting relationships with people who are genuine and who care.

People actively do positive things together in the same environment where conversation is encouraged. Couple this with the fact that everyone in the building has something in common; they are there, exercising, moving and being alive!

This is why gyms are great places. We move our bodies and free our minds. Many of the most positive posts you will see on social media come from people who have literally just stepped out of the gym feeling ‘high’ and happy.

Add music, colour, professional support and the making and reinforcing of lasting friendships. The positive chemical changes in the brain begin to happen. Serotonin levels rise, as do endorphins. Real life begins to win the race. You are feeling positive.

Whatever your personal considered choices in life, providing they cause no harm, you have no obligation to justify them to anyone because…

OK, there are positives to social media. It gives us a platform from which to advertise our business and to try to bring our own positive influence and outlook to the world. We’ve also raised a significant amount of money through charitable events which have been advertised via social media. Then there is the benefit to the customer. We are immediately

Those that mind… don’t matter! And those that really matter… don’t mind. Look after your mind. Come and say “hi”. Much love,

Matt

114 Church Street, Market Deeping, PE6 8AL

Email enquiries@empiregyms.com Phone 01778 344579 In Support Of

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Club Spotlight

Deeping Tennis Club

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eeping Tennis Club is a family-friendly club, welcoming players of all ages and abilities. Facilities include three floodlit hard courts, (plus the use of two other courts in Langtoft), as well as a modern clubhouse, which incorporates a licensed bar, function room, tennis shop and changing rooms.

Considering it is a club in a small market town, they definitely “punch above their weight” amongst the other clubs in Lincolnshire. Social tennis takes place on Tuesday mornings, Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons, and they have many competitive teams in the local district leagues for all adults and juniors. Outgang Road, Market Deeping PE6 8LQ

The club’s thriving coaching programme is operated by On2Court with over one hundred players participating in regular sessions, and catering for all standards, from beginners to those at an advanced level. Successes in recent years include many junior teams winning county leagues, junior county champions, as well as players competing at both regional and national levels.

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Saturday 21 April 2018

For further information about Deeping Tennis Club, visit their website at Deepingtennisclub.com or follow ‘Deeping Tennis Club’ on Facebook. For coaching enquiries, visit On2Court.co.uk or you can like/follow On2Court on their social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

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Your Health

“It’s All in the Mind”

by Nicole Woodcock, Hummingbird Hypnotherapy

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ave you ever thought about just waking up one day and getting fit and moving more, whether it’s walking, running or hitting the gym? You go to bed with every intention of setting your alarm early to do that workout DVD or go to the gym before work. Let’s fast forward to 6am and the realisation that it’s time to get up and you promised yourself today was your day. Then the inevitable happens; you hit the ‘Snooze’ button!

mindset from a colleague of mine, and the first decision I made was to exercise again. When we move, if only for ten minutes, we release so many positive chemicals in our body that we start to change how we feel in a very short space of time; serotonin, adrenalin and dopamine, to name a few. These chemicals enable us to use the intellectual part of the brain; the bit we all need to feel good about ourselves.

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It’s amazing how, even when half asleep, we know where that button is. You lay back down with thoughts of ‘just ten more minutes’, ‘it’s raining outside’, ‘it’s too dark’ or ‘I can go tomorrow’. I find it really fascinating how our mindset makes us work. We can go from having every intention to achieve that goal, yet at the same time find every excuse as to why we didn’t achieve it. After recently coming out of a low period, I have realised the importance that moving and exercising has on my mental health. I had started making excuses to not go running and find just half an hour for myself. This had a huge effect on my mood and I felt very low. I decided to seek help with my own

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The beauty of Iceland’s tourism is that it is accessible and enjoyable all year round. Despite the lack of opportunity to get a sun tan, (with temperatures hovering around freezing point in the winter and 12°C in summer), the “land of fire and ice” is more an attraction for the eyes, not the skin. Jaw-dropping vistas, incredible natural attractions and bucket-list destinations are all part of what makes this country so special. The only problem is trying to narrow down your choices to fit the time you have there – so here are some Icelandic highlights that you can enjoy:

the night’s sky on one of a number of excursions on offer, usually at the height of its activity from November to March. Exciting adventures There are so many options! Snorkel between two continents at Slifra, which is also known for having the world’s clearest water; ride a snowmobile across one of Iceland’s 200-plus glaciers; go whale watching off the western coast; or visit a man-made ice tunnel inside Langjökull, as you go into the glacier.

Golden Circle The Icelandic “holy trinity” comprises Thingvellir National Park, (where visitors can see the converging lines of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates), the powerful Gullfoss, (Europe’s largest waterfall by volume), and the erupting hot springs at Geysir. If you’re going to do one thing on your trip to Iceland, make sure it’s this!

Exploring Reykjavík The world’s northernmost capital, and Iceland’s only city, might not have the allure of other big-ticket attractions, but there is plenty to see and do. In addition to being the cultural and arts hub of a nation, Reykjavík offers visitors plenty in the way of activities and events year-round. Whether it’s swimming, museums, high street shopping or simply taking in the mountainous surroundings which provide the stunning backdrop to city life, there’s something for everyone in Reykjavík. Take a trip to the Lutheran church, and national landmark, Hallgrímskirkja; find out more about Icelandic history at the National Museum of Iceland; or take a ferry ride to Videy Island, where Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower stands.

Blue Lagoon Another hotspot, quite literally, is the Blue Lagoon. This geothermal spa is set in a lava field in Grindavík and, in addition to its luminous blue waters, there is a range of lounges, spa amenities and treatments that visitors can enjoy. The waters are rich in minerals such as silica and sulphur, and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is renowned for its health benefits. Northern Lights Iceland is famous for being one of the best destinations to catch a glimpse of the amazing Aurora Borealis, (the Northern Lights). See these amazing green lights dance across

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Why learn an instrument? on more areas of your life than you’d imagine. It can be a lot more than just a way to pass the time!

To certain people, music comes naturally. For others, it’s like an alien language. It’s difficult to find the way to start understanding it, but like every skill, it just takes the right approach to get over that first hurdle. But why put the time in to get past that initial frustrating, confusing first step? Well, there are many benefits to learning an instrument that some people may not realise. Firstly, if you’ve never played any instruments before, it’s a lot of fun and a wonderful hobby to use your time creatively. Secondly, it’s a great way to express yourself. If you have something to say, be it personal, political, or even educational, you can communicate your thoughts through writing and performing music. It’s also a brilliant way to meet people and form close relationships. When you play music with others, you’re relying heavily on understanding each other to make sure the music sounds good and, as a result, you’ll begin to find your communication skills grow, helping with any social anxieties you may have. As well as all of this, it can help with cognitive functions, such as memory, language and some studies have even shown it to assist with recovering from brain injuries! This is for adults and children alike, and getting your child to start learning an instrument at a young age can make a huge difference to their ability to learn and help develop their brain. We’re not claiming that, after one lesson, you’ll be able to join Mensa, or selling out the Albert Hall, but regardless of one’s ability, learning an instrument can have a huge positive impact

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About Breve Music Since 1989, Breve Music has been part of Peterborough’s Rivergate Arcade. The company started out as a dedicated organ shop, Peterborough Organ Centre, until 2014, when a slight change of location and store revival took place. Since the music scene had begun to move away from organs at this point, the company branched out to digital pianos, keyboards, synthesisers, electric and acoustic guitars, drum kits and even professional stage and studio equipment. Along with the store becoming larger and the range of instruments becoming wider, the company rebranded as Breve Music. Still within the Rivergate complex, the store is now outside the arcade at the very front of ASDA car park.  As well as being a music shop to get all of your instruments and accessories, Breve also has a music school on-site so you can learn how to use your instruments too! Regardless of where you bought your instrument, Breve offers a range of music lessons on popular instruments. They can help with piano, guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and ukulele. They also teach music theory and hold monthly jam sessions for students.  Especially for you, the Discovering Deeping magazine reader, we have a fantastic offer for your initial introduction to music lessons. Contact Breve Music today and quote the code: DISC4.

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Isabel Spinley – Two County Records at British Championships Isabel Spinley was in exceptional form at the 2018 British Swimming Championships in Edinburgh in March, making two ‘B’ finals against the country’s top swimmers and smashing two Lincolnshire long course county records. The 17-year-old represented Deepings Swimming Club in four events at the championships, 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly, and 400m individual medley. In the 100m, she finished third in the ‘B’ Final in a new age-group Lincolnshire long course county record, while in the 200m ‘B’ Final she went one better, touching in second place and setting yet another county record. She also broke the age-group county record in the 50m heats.

Isabel now holds the Lincolnshire county records for 100m and 200m butterfly at the 15, 16 and 17 year-old age groups and for 50m butterfly at 16 and 17 years old. Deepings Swimming Club’s Bailie Harrison also qualified for the 50m butterfly at the British Championships but, unfortunately, the weather disruption caused by the ‘Beast from the East’ meant that she was unable to travel to Edinburgh to compete. Lynn Chapman, Deepings Swimming Club Head Coach, said: “Once again, Isabel produced some of her best racing. She is a great role model for the other swimmers at our club. We’re all disappointed

Deepings’ Isabel Spinley ready to race at the 2018 British Championships for Bailie, but I’m sure she’ll be back to compete at future championships.”

Thrill-seekers Coming to Conquer Peterborough Cathedral in May Nerves of steel will be required on Friday May 18th and Saturday May 19th, as risk-takers take part in a 150-foot abseil down the front of Peterborough Cathedral. The event is being held to raise money for both the cathedral and the Peterborough-based charity, ‘Shine’, which provides specialist support for people affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus – complex conditions affecting movement, learning and health. The abseil itself will not be for the faint-hearted. Having ascended the ancient spiral staircase within the great North West Tower and taken in breathtaking views across the city, participants will 20

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Hospice Moonlight Walk is Back with Brand New Locations receive a free event t-shirt and finishers’ medal on the night. Each participant will get a bacon, sausage or veggie bap and hot drink once the walks have finished.

The popular Moonlight Walk, hosted by St Barnabas Hospice, is back for 2018 with brand new locations, one in Lincoln and one in Stamford. On Saturday June 9th, the Moonlight Walk will take place at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln, and on Saturday September 8th, there will be a second Moonlight Walk at Borderville Sports Centre, Stamford. Now in its eleventh year, the Moonlight Walk is over a 10 km course and will be open to all residents of Lincolnshire. This year, St Barnabas is aiming to get 2,000 people, walking shoulder to shoulder for hospice care, with the support of BG Conference & Events. Amelia Mochan, Event Fundraiser for St Barnabas, said: “Although the Moonlight Walk used to be ‘ladies only’, this year St Barnabas is encouraging the public to grab the girls AND bring the blokes to what promises to be the biggest and best Moonlight Walk to date. Don’t worry ladies, you still get to wear those bright pink t-shirts, and local face painters and accessory stalls will be there to add all the sparkle you need!” Laura Stones, Event Fundraiser for St Barnabas, said: “The money raised from these events will be crucial in helping St Barnabas provide care and support to people in Lincolnshire living with a life-limiting or terminal illness, and their families and carers.”

To register for these events, visit www. stbarnabashospice.co.uk/ moonlightlincoln18 (Lincoln) or www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/ moonlightstamford18 (Stamford). For more information on the Lincoln Moonlight Walk, contact Laura Stones on 01522 559 515 or laura. stones@stbarnabashospice.co.uk. For more information on the Stamford Moonlight walk, contact Amelia Mochan on 01522 540 300 or amelia.mochan@stbarnabashospice.co.uk.

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EASTER EVENTS FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN SACREWELL FARM Peterborough

Easter Trail - Friday March 30th - Monday April 2nd 10am - 3pm - £3-50

Find 15 hidden eggs and once you’ve collected all the numbers (and spelt out the hidden words), say hello to the Easter Bunny in the mill garden and collect a chocolatey prize per trail. As well as the Easter Trail, you can meet the cade lambs at daily lamb shows and see the Lincoln Longwool, Texel cross and Jacob lambs in the lambing barn or in the fields with their mums. You can purchase the Easter Egg Trail and other activities alongside farm admission in reception.

OR HOW ABOUT – Breakfast with the Easter Bunny? Friday March 30th and Saturday March 31st : 9am – 10am OR - Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! Come and follow in the footsteps of the white rabbit on Thursday April 12th at 5.30pm. A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, of course, needs mad hats,

so come dressed as your favourite characters from the Alice in Wonderland novel. There will be a Scavenger Hunt leading down to the Tea Party, where you can enjoy some tea and sweet treats before playing lawn croquet, alongside our themed activities.

Drive-in Movie Nights this Easter! March 30th – April 14th.

Experience this unique cinematic experience and enjoy some family favourite films. £10 per car, (advance booking only). Snacks and drinks will be available to purchase on site. All movies have a start time of 8pm. For further details of all of these events, visit https:// www.sacrewell.org.uk/events/

BARNSDALE GARDENS March 30th - April 2nd

Easter activities: Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH Contact telephone: 01572 813200

EASTON WALLED GARDENS

Easter Weekend, March 30th - April 2nd (closed Saturday) For further details, visit www.visiteaston.co.uk

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Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt March 30th – April 2nd 11am – 3pm For more details, please phone: 01476 862823 Visitor Engagement Manager.

BURGHLEY HOUSE Easter Egg Hunt - April 1st

11am to 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. Parents are also asked to test their Easter knowledge to try and win an afternoon tea in The Orangery Restaurant. All entries will go in to the prize draw for a giant chocolate Easter Bunny. Admittance is free of charge with a “House and Gardens” or “Gardens-only” ticket and is free to Friends of Burghley. Easter Craft Workshops - April 3rd – 13th - Have a go at some ‘eggs’cellent crafts, from decorated eggs to spring flowers. The workshops take place in the Sculpture Garden Classroom from 12pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday, (excluding Good Friday and Easter Monday). Admission is free with a “House and Gardens” or “Gardens-only” ticket. For more details, visit www.burghley.co.uk

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Featuring a ‘lesson’ in each of the following styles of dance - ballet, jazz, contemporary, street/commercial and musical theatre, working towards a performance that fuses the styles together, for parents at the end of the day. £20.

APRIL 11th : Moana Workshop: 9-30am – 4pm

A day of fun and learning about the story of Moana. Understand the story, become the characters, learn the songs and put together a mini performance. £20.

APRIL 11th: Fairy Tales Gone Bad: (The true stories behind the happily-ever-after fairy tales). 11-30 am Grannylocks/The Monstrous Duckling, for 3yrs plus. Did you know that the ugly duckling was never ugly? He was truly monstrous! Or that Goldilocks was never a tale about a little girl? (45 minutes, no interval). £8, (£7). 2-30pm : Zombie-rella/ Blood Red Riding Hood, for 6yrs plus. Discover the true tale of Cinderella, (she dies and becomes a zombie), and Little Red Riding Hood, (with her axe and bloodstained cloak). £8, (£7). For further details on events at Stamford Arts Centre, visit www.stamfordartscentre.com.

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Beauty Retreat 112 Church Street

Matelia Beauty 3a High Street

Beebys 11 High St

Murano Silver/Callows 5 Market Place

Briggs Residential 17 Market Place

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Caudle House 43 High Street

Oakwood Insurance 13 High Street

Crowland Carpets 3 The Deeping Centre

Pets Pantry 12 Market Gate

CSM Carpets 14 High Street

Private Kollection 8 High Street

Deeping Bed Shop 48 High Street

Riverside Crafts 83 High Street

Deeping Osteopath 37 Church Street

Rustic Deli Bar 5 High Street

Deepings Television 10 High Street

Scizzor Studios 6 The Precinct

DJ Barbers 5b Market Place

Shampooch 1c Godsey Lane

Empire Gym 114 Church Street

Thai on The Square 19 high street

Greetings 2 Market Gate

The Little Sewing Shop 5 Market Gate

Laytons Dry Cleaners 7 Market Gate

The Salon Suite 112-114 Church Street

Liberty Partnership 104 Church Street

The Well 89 High Street

Lilli’s Tea Room 3 Market Gate

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April Fools’ Day

- What’s That All About Then? Sometimes called “All Fools’ Day”, April 1st is one of the most light-hearted days of the year. Its origins are uncertain. Whilst some people see it as a celebration related to the turn of the seasons, (closely following the vernal equinox), others believe it stems from the adoption of the new (Gregorian) calendar, over five hundred years ago. The “New Year” was to become January 1st and many people either refused to accept the new date, or did not learn about it, and so continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April 1st. Other people began to make fun of these traditionalists, sending them on “fool’s errands” or trying to trick them into believing something false. Eventually, the practice spread throughout Europe. April Fools’ Day is observed throughout the Western world. Practices include sending someone on a “fool’s errand,” looking for things that don’t exist; playing pranks; and trying to get people to believe ridiculous things. Famous pranks include the following: Sweden Covers their TVs in Tights - In 1962, Sweden’s only television channel announced that the station could be viewed in colour, if viewers were to cut up a pair of tights and place them a p ri l 2 0 1 8

over the screen, which would bend the television’s light to make it appear in colour. Thousands of gullible Swedes fell into the expensive trap, only to realize they were victims of a hoax. It was not until 1970, that colour televisions were to replace the traditional black and white programmes. The Earth Loses Gravity - In 1976, BBC Radio 2 reported that, due to rare astronomical alignment of Pluto behind Jupiter, the Earth’s gravity would decrease. Listeners were told to jump in the air at 9:47 a.m. to take advantage of this, which would result in a floating feeling. Many reported that they had felt this floating sensation, one listener even stating that she and her friends lifted from their chairs to float around the room together. Home Grown Spaghetti Trees - One of the most famous April Fools’ pranks occurred in 1957, when the BBC news programme “Panorama” reported on Switzerland’s spaghetti harvest. The region’s mild winter and lack of natural spaghetti pests allowed for the fruitful production of home-grown spaghetti. The BBC received many calls from people interested in growing their own spaghetti and were told that they should place a sprig of spaghetti in tomato sauce!

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who reputedly travelled to preach Christianity in Greece where he was martyred at Patras in 60AD. An outstanding feature may be found in the centre aisle, a large and magnificent brass two tier chandelier of twenty-four lights installed at Lammas in 1770 at a cost of twenty guineas, Lammas being a festival to mark the annual wheat harvest, and bearing an inscription which records philanthropy inspired by the bountiful crops of past centuries. Outside, the graveyard also contains much of interest for the curious, notably an epitaph on one of the stone memorials which is inscribed: “Sacred to the memory of Edward, the son of Robert and Susan Wright, who lost his life in a fire at West Deeping Mill, May 16th 1856”. St Andrew’s remains open every day of the year and echoes the story of a village and its people over the past 750 years, surviving through the care and generosity of succeeding generations. It also attracted the interest of the noted art historian, Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, who visited this church while compiling his massive opus on the historic buildings of England (1964), when he found it to be at the heart of a village which he thought was “uncommonly charming”.

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William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in which 6) English town? (Stoke on Trent, Stratford upon Avon, Newcastle upon Tyne) 7) 2) Shakespeare wrote a number of plays about English monarchs. Which one of the following did he NOT immortalise in verse? (King John, Henry VIII, Charles I) 8) 3) Shakespeare wrote a play about two gentlemen from which Italian city? (Verona, Venice, Naples) 1)

4) Which one of Shakespeare's plays is referred to by actors as the �Scottish Play�? (Macbeth, As You Like It, King Lear) 5)

Which two eponymous characters from a Shakespeare play have the surnames Montague and Capulet? (Antony and Cleopatra, Venus and Adonis, Romeo and Juliet)

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Shakespeare didn't just write plays, he was a prolific poet as well. What name is given to the 14-line poems, of which he wrote 154? (Sonnets, Odes, Quatrains)

�The Moor of Venice� is the sub-title of which one of Shakespeare's tragedies? (Hamlet, Othello, Coriolanus)

Oberon, Titania and Mustardseed are all characters from which one of Shakespeare's comedies? (Much Ado About Nothing, The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

10) How old was Shakespeare when he died? (52, 58 or 62 years old)

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Do I need Lasting Powers of Attorney? by Nick Ash, Managing Director

Once again this is one of our most frequently asked questions. Many people assume that because they are married or have close family members, they don’t need Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). But most people do. Answer our simple questions below to find out if you need to put LPA in place. Do you have any assets in your own name? Even if you are married, nobody has the right to access assets held in a sole name. A Lasting Power of Attorney for Property and Financial Affairs will give your loved ones the right to access and manage your accounts. Do you have family members who would look after you if you became ill? You have probably experienced the problems that arise when you need to talk to a doctor on behalf of a family member; passing the telephone to a sick relative so they can give authority or patient confidentiality stopping a physician from discussing a case with you. If you want your family to be able to discuss your treatment and issues, then you need a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare. Do you own property jointly with a spouse or civil partner? If you are incapacitated, your spouse will not be able to sell your property without a Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney. One owner cannot act for both parties to a sale, so your LPA will need to appoint a third party, normally one of your children, as well as your spouse.

Are you worried about losing control of your assets? Your Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney will ensure that your family or loved ones are in control of your assets and your financial affairs. Without it they will need to apply to the courts to get control. Do you want to avoid your local authority controlling your affairs? Prior to the 2014 Care Act, local authorities had a duty to consult with families before taking care decisions. That duty is now gone. This means that a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare is the only way that your family can be certain that they will be in control of care decisions. Do you have a pre-October 2007 Enduring Power of Attorney? It is probably time for a review. Lasting Powers of Attorney have a far wider scope than enduring powers. They offer more protection to the donor and they are the only documents that allow someone else to make Health and Welfare decisions. An enduring power only deals with financial and property matters. Remember that the law requires your attorneys to act in your interests at all times, and they can only make decisions on your behalf if you can’t make them for yourself. If you need any help and advice, please give us a call to book a free initial consultation on 01778 382723.

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Free fun for the family at the Deeping Shopping Centre this Easter The Deeping Shopping Centre will be holding its an Easter Fun Day on Saturday 31st March, with lots of entertainment planned, all for fun. The event will run from 10am until 2pm with activities taking place in the car park opposite Deeping News. There will be free face painting and balloon modelling, as well as a fairground ride plus other stalls and attractions. Children can get creative and take part in a hard boiled egg painting competition. Simply decorate a hard boiled egg at home and bring it along for judging at 2pm. The winner will receive a fantastic Easter hamper filled with lots of goodies.

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Kevin Smith, manager of the Deeping Shopping Centre, commented: “I can’t wait for this year’s Easter Fun Day. We’ve got great activities lined up, and all for free! The painted egg competition is always good fun, with some great designs so I’m looking forward to seeing what the children come up with this year!” There is also an Easter egg hunt throughout the centre. Easter eggs will be hidden in shops windows in the centre, and every child that correctly counts the total will receive a prize.

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To all intents and purposes, this looks like a regular billing e-mail from BT, albeit with an inflated figure (£336.76), designed to ‘alarm’ you into clicking on the billing link.

covered this subject just over a year ago, but it is worth reiterating given the fact that the scammers have upped their game, and the quality and appearance of these malicious emails has leapt up recently.

But let’s pause and have a closer look. If you put the cursor on the text See your bill here, you should see a web address shown on screen. (How this is shown will vary by the type of method you use to view your e-mail)… This link doesn’t take you to BT but to an unknown server in Slovakia (indicated by the .sk in the zbalsikufor.sk part of the address). Therefore, by clicking on this link, you will be connecting your device direct to that server where the criminals will take advantage of this to carry out any malicious action they intend. What makes this one even more convincing is that the other links in the e-mail will take you to BT pages. All four of the general links are to publicly accessible BT information pages, lending further credence to this being a genuine e-mail. So, what happens if I click on that rogue link? Various things can occur if you do click on that Slovakian link, the most common being the accessing of your system for the benefit of identity fraud, although often it will be to load code onto your system to further exploit security issues or spread viruses and malware. This is why it is important to invest in a professional security suite, like Norton, where any such attempt may be blocked by the security software, even if you do accidentally connect to the criminals’ server.

I don’t normally single out e-mail scams, but I will use this recent malicious e-mail to show how the quality of the scams has improved.

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Mayor Words from the Mayor of Market Deeping Councillor Mrs Pauline Redshaw

March certainly came in like a lion. However, the spring flowers are out and hopefully we’ll be able to enjoy some warm weather and March will go out like a lamb. It has been a pleasure to see the snowdrops and crocus in Welland Gardens, also the snowdrops in the old churchyard near St Guthlac’s Church. I hope you were able to keep warm and safe when the ‘Beast came in from the East’. By this time, the Council will have set its budget for the next financial year and residents will know what their Council Tax will be. Market Deeping Parish Council have been able to keep its share of the Council Tax spending as low as possible. The rising cost of maintaining the play equipment and the BMX track, the cemetery and the parks are ongoing commitments, and this year the Council is also having to be responsible for some amenity grass cutting, a responsibility which has been transferred from the District Council, but the Council feels it is able to keep

costs down without lowering its duty of care. In the near future, some of our well-loved trees will have to be severely pruned or removed on the advice of the tree inspector. Markets have been in the local media news recently but no decisions have been made. The closing of the Co-op in the New River Shopping Precinct has caused great consternation; it remains to be seen what happens when the new tenant settles in. In the ensuing weeks the New Local Plan will be revealed by SKDC. The Council hopes you will take a look and forward your views; it’s the town’s future. With all good wishes for Easter. Best wishes

Pauline Redshaw

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A Little Financial Family Planning... - by Richard Ash, Director - Liberty Partnership Ltd

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or some years now, the Child Benefit tax charge for higher earners has had an impact on families, and the implications of this charge aren’t always immediately obvious!

Child Benefit can be claimed for all children under the age of 16. The current benefit is £20.70 per week for the first child and £13.70 for each additional child. So, for two children, this is currently £1,788 per annum.

The tax charge: Where a parent has not requested that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) stop paying Child Benefit, a tax charge will be levied on the household’s highest earner, if their personal taxable income exceeds £50,000 per tax year.  It is interesting to note that, if both you and your partner have an income just below the £50,000 limit, you’ll still continue to receive the full amount of Child Benefit.  How is the extra tax calculated? If you have an income of between £50,000 and £60,000 a year, the amount of extra tax you’ll have to pay will be 1% of the amount of Child Benefit you get for every £100 of your income above £50,000.  So this would mean that, should your income be £55,000, this would lead to a 50% reduction in Child Benefit - £894 if you have two children. So what can be done? Well, one possible solution to this could be to make an additional pension contribution. If you follow the above example of someone who earned £55,000, then that individual could make a £5,000 pension contribution. This individual is a higher rate tax payer and so can claim effective tax relief on the payment of £2,000 – the net cost is therefore £3,000. The pension contribution of £5,000 also reduces the net income to £50,000 and so 100% of the Child Benefit will be retained- £894 in the above example. If you follow the example through, a £5,000 pension contribution would receive £2,000 tax relief and £894 returned by way of Child Benefit, and so the true cost of the £5,000 contribution would be £2,104!!! There are other ways of doing it, including charity contributions. Whatever your circumstances, we believe that advice is essential. So, for this or any other financial matter, please contact our office for a FREE initial discussion.

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School News Headstart Nursery, Market Deeping

Linchfield Community Primary School Linchfield has gone safety mad! A whole week has been spent exploring and learning about important issues such as fire safety, road safety, and how to stay safe online (all our Instagram accounts are now on the Ghost setting, so we’re not giving away our locations!) The children have engaged in a variety of exciting and informative workshops from Police Community Support Officers, the NSPCC, as well as the Fire Service, who came into school in their fire engine! “It’s so important that children know how to keep themselves safe, and it’s been great to get that message across to them in a fun and engaging way. The children have really enjoyed learning about all the different ways in which they can keep themselves safe in the modern world”, commented a school spokesperson.

At Headstart Nursery, Market Deeping, we are continually developing new ideas to assist in our children’s learning and development. Since the introduction of our own Forest School learning facilities, the children have had amazing opportunities to explore and learn outdoors, doing woodwork and cooking over an open fire. We also offer extra-curricular clubs such as craft, dance, Spanish lessons and sewing, which give the children a diverse range of opportunities to learn and develop new skills above the daily activities in which they participate. Our parents and families are very happy and supportive of the extra opportunities that we provide for their children, and feel that these have enhanced their children’s development. We are particularly proud of our new Pre-School uniform that promotes our inclusive environment. This is endorsed by our parents who have said that they have seen a positive change in their children’s behaviour and attitude when coming to Nursery. We have celebrated many events and festivals so far, including Burns Night and Chinese New Year. This term, as well as celebrating World Book Day with dressing-up and reading our favourite books, we will be supporting Sports Relief with a fun day full of “sporty” activities, and to celebrate Easter, we have an Easter bonnet parade and an Easter basket competition! Come and see for yourself our homely environment and the activities we have to offer. We have an “open door” policy, so feel free to come and visit us any time.

Princesses, Knights and Dragons Treat Day at William Hildyard – February 2018 The Reception and Nursery children at William Hildyard celebrated all of their hard work at the end of last term by being rewarded with a special treat day, linked to all of their learning about princesses, knights and dragons. The children chose to dress up as one of the characters for the day and enjoyed an array of exciting activities. Throughout the treat day, they were able to choose from a variety of creative tasks; they even made their own healthy pizzas to have at a royal picnic later in the afternoon. 52

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School News Baston CE Primary School Due to the snow days in early March, we had to re-schedule our “World Book Day” in order for the whole school to still go ahead with planned activities to celebrate reading. As a school, we all looked at the book, ‘Into the Forest’, by Anthony Browne. We used music, art, drama, poetry and prose to help us to understand the book in detail in each individual year group. Our children dressed up as a character from one of their favourite books -as did the teachers!

Sunny Snow Day at William Hildyard – Tuesday February 27th The children at William Hildyard Church of England Primary and Nursery School took advantage of the sunny snow day by enjoying some well-earned fun on the snow-covered field. All year groups from Nursery to Year 6 ventured out to explore the wonderful weather together.

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In the Hot Seat

IN THE HOT SEAT This month’s “Hot Seat” incumbent is Richard Gombault, who used to tour the world in a rock band (even enjoying a number one single in Japan!) However, Richard is now leading a far more respectable life as a primary school teacher, at Linchfield Community Primary School in Deeping St. James.

Music is at the heart of what he does in school and he loves sharing his undoubted passion – witness the fact that he was voted “Inspirational Music Leader 2017” and he is also a Specialist Leader of Education for Music. Summarising his life outside of the classroom, Richard explains, “I have a young daughter, Sophie, who is the centre of my world. In the little spare time I have, I enjoy films, football (even though I’m an Arsenal fan!), a good book, running, anything to do with Alan Partridge, and the occasional beer or two.

Where were you born, and what is your favourite memory of your childhood? I was born in Sheffield. My favourite childhood memory is of the endless games of football I used to play with my friends in all weathers. “Headers and Volleys”, “Three and In”, “World Cup”… loved it.

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If there was one thing which you could change about the Deepings, what would it be and why? Every Friday, there should be free fish and chips from Linfords or the Boundary … for all school teachers in the Deepings! What advice would you give to a “sixteen-yearold you”? Take more photos - your memory’s not as good as you think it is!

Which two characters, alive or not, would you most enjoy sharing a meal with and why? I’m a big fan of ‘The Trip’ and I think a meal with Steve Coogan and

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How would you describe yourself in WEDNESDAY 25 only five words? 7.30PM £10.00 ADUL Old enough to know better!

Who has had the greatest influence on your life and why? Without a doubt, my daughter, Sophie. She came along and my whole world changed.

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Tickets are available from the customer service desk within the Bourne Library, or via the Guildhall Arts Centre box office (Grantham) on 01476 406158.

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What's On

Events - April 2018 1st -30th A new exhibition is open at John Clare Cottage:

Noel Connor presents “Poems and images in response to the work of John Clare. The display in the cottage and the Dovecote, combines words and images in a unique series of ‘photopoems’ and prints all of which are for sale. The Cottage is open: Friday, Saturday and Monday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (Last entry to the Cottage 2pm)

2nd - Friends of Bourne Woods Easter Trail based on dinosaurs: 2-00pm - 4-00pm, signposted from the car park. Refreshments will be available and there is a small charge for the activities; however, every entrant wins a prize! All welcome. 4

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- Story Time with Ellie Sandall at Deeping Library, 2pm3pm: for further details, phone 01778 346528 or visit the library.

5th - A talk by Nicholas Watts: “Feeding Garden Birds,” at

Deeping Library form 7-30pm -9pm. Charges apply - advanced booking is required: for booking or further details, phone 01778 346528 or visit the library.

6th and 13th - 50p Friday Crafts at Deeping Library, 10am -4-30pm: for further details, phone 01778 346528 or visit the library.

Deeping PE6 8LQ from 10am – 2-30pm. For further details, contact Angie Jones 01733 333367 or e-mail janda.salix@gmail. com.

17th - Deepings Flower Club is pleased to welcome Jean Crane

who will be demonstrating “Surprise Adventure,” which sounds very intriguing. Do go along to Priory Church Hall, Deeping St James, where you will be most welcome -(charge for visitors £6.) 7pm for 7-30pm start: tea and coffee with a raffle of all the arrangements. Enquiries Sue Lee, 01778 560362.

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- West Deeping Heritage Group’s April meeting is entitled, “Voices from the Past –Folk Songs as Historical Sources” with speaker, or should I say singer, Kate Witney. 7 for 7.30 p.m. at the Village Hall, King Street, West Deeping. Everybody welcome £2.50 at the door inc. refreshments. Contact 01778 344768 or wdheritage@hotmail.co.uk

19th - Friends of Bourne Woods Bird Walk, led by local

enthusiast Vaughan Roberts: a walk listening to, and looking out for, local birds and any spring migrants. Meet 7pm in the main car park. All welcome, £1 - donation appreciated.

8th - Bourne Rotary Cub “Run in the Woods:” 10k and 3k –all ages and all standard of runners welcome. For entry and further details, visit www.bournefunrun.btck.co.uk.

21st - The Hardy Plant Society, Fenland Group welcomes Janet Buist who will be giving a talk on salvias: 2-30pm at Swines Meadow Farm Nursery, 47 Towngate East, Market Deeping PE6 8LQ. All welcome, £4. Contact Angie Jones, 01733 333367 or e-mail janda.salix@gmail.com

9th - Lego Club, “Insects” at Deeping Library from 12-30pm

23rd - Fashion Show by “Lincs Fashion” at Langtoft Village

-4-30pm: for further details, phone 01778 346528 or visit the library.

10th - Deepings Coffee Club will be holding their monthly

meeting at Priory Church Hall in Deeping St. James. This month, the talk will be about the amazing work of the medical detection dogs.  Doors open at 10am for a 10.30 start and visitors are welcome.  Further details from Anne Winstone 01778 344003.

12th - Deepings Heritage present a talk - “The History of

Stamford Fairs and Markets” by Keith Hansell, at 7.30pm in the Conference Centre, Deepings School. Everyone is welcome. £2 charge for non-members.

12th - Bourne Motor Racing Club welcomes guest speaker,

Rosemary Smith to their club night at Bourne Corn Exchange. Membership of the club is £20 and new members are always welcome. Doors open at 7pm for an 8pm start.

14th - “Build your own CV” at Deepings Library from 10am-

1pm. Charges apply - advanced booking is required: for booking or further details, phone 01778 346528 or visit the library.

15th - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust: Dole Wood Open Day. Trust

sales, refreshments, excellent home-made cooking plus locally grown plants on sale. Any offers of help would be very welcome. For more details, contact Dave Vandome 01778 423362.

15th - The Hardy Plant Society, Fenland Group, have a plant fair at Swines Meadow Farm Nursery, 47 Towngate East, Market

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Hall, 7.00 pm. An opportunity to buy discounted clothes and accessories by Marks and Spencer, Wallis, Next, Coast, Planet and more: tickets £3-00 from Langtoft Village Shop.

28th - The Rotary Club of the Deepings Quiz Night at the Community Centre Market Deeping: tables of six, £10 per person to include supper. Bring your own drinks, glasses provided. 7pm for a 7-30pm start. For tickets, contact Mary Martin 01778 343927. 28th - Lego Club, “Libraries and Books” at Deeping Library from 12-30pm -4-30pm: for further details, phone 01778 346528 or visit the library.

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6th-7th - Stamford Pottery Market, 10am – 4-30pm at Stamford Arts Centre: stalls demonstrations and films. Admission free.

12th Market Deeping Model Railway Club Exhibition at

Stamford Welland Academy, Green Lane, Stamford PE9 1HE, from 10am-4-30pm. Adults £4, children (5-17) £2, Family 2+2 £10. Free parking, refreshments and access for disabled. Events are brought to you by Hilary Bloomer. To send in your events please contact her via hilary@discoveringmagazines.co.uk or phone 01778 421427 / 07837 499061

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Gigs and Musical Events - April 2018 1st - Enjoy Easter Sunday at the Deeping Stage Bands Day:

Theatre bar, Peterborough: 2-30pm -5-30pm, doors 2pm. This month; Hazey Jane, Tabi Gervis and Crayon Angels.

Hazardville (3pm-5pm), Go with the Flow (5pm-7pm), One for the Road (7pm-9pm) and Strellies (9pm-11pm).

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1st - Pennyless at Mama Liz’s, Stamford – 4pm - 6pm – free. 7th - The Deeping Stage welcomes Audios tonight at 9pm. 8th - James Hickman and Dan Cassidy in concert at Crowland

11th - The Rocking Rector for one night only – unplugged at

Abbey, 7-30pm: expect an evening of classy and exquisite music from this Anglo-American Folk-Roots duo. For ages 10+ for tickets, phone 03336663366.

12th - Listen to Pennyless Live on Doc Mason, Peterborough

St Guthlac’s Church, Market Deeping. Doors 7.30pm, gig from 8pm. Tickets £10 with free glass of wine at the interval. All proceeds to The Organ Restoration fund.  For tickets, contact Reverend Philip Brent 01778 342237 or e-mail revphilipbrent@ stguthlacs.org.uk , or Susanne Denton 01778 341219 or e-mail susanne.denton@live.com.

Community Radio 7-9pm.   14th - Covers band, Indigo, will be entertaining you tonight, 9-30pm at the Deeping Stage. Market Deeping.

Regular Clubs

20th - Pennyless at Moulton Windmill, nr Spalding, doors

The Deepings Camera Club meet every Wednesday from September to May at the Market Deeping Community Centre in Douglas Road Market Deeping.

7pm £7.50 - 01406373237 - bring your own drinks.

21st - West Norfolk blues and rock band, Stone Pony, at the Deeping Stage tonight at 9.30pm. 21st - “An Evening with Pennyless!” at Priory Church Deeping St James PE6 8NP at 7-30pm. A whirling dervish of traditional and exciting original music served up on fiddle, flute, bouzouki, mandolin, guitar, melodica and voices. Rhythmic, melodic and fun! “Delightfully intricate arrangements that ebb and flow beautifully, … haunting brilliance”, (Shindig Magazine). Tickets £10, (U12s £5), to include light refreshment, from Priory box office 01778 343860 or at the door. 26th - Lawrence’s singaround: acoustic-only songs and

music, all styles - 7.30pm at the Red Lion, 48 King Street, West Deeping, PE6 9HP, for details: 01733 253347.

Langtoft, Deepings and District branch of the Royal British Legion meet the 2nd Monday every month at 8pm at The Goat, Frognall. Everyone welcome. Contact Phil on 07729 656710 for more details. Bingo Clubs every Friday and Sunday from 1st September at the Green School Church St Market Deeping doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm, admission £1 and 50p for tea coffee and biscuits. £5 a book, £1 for a flyer and £1per raffle ticket. For more details phone Trisha on 01778 346348. The Rotary Club of The Deepings Part of one of the largest and most influential international humanitarian service organisations in the world ; serving the needs of communities and promoting peace worldwide by initiating thousands of humanitarian projects. Register your interest on our website: http://rotary-ribi.org/clubs/contact.php?ClubID=413 [1] or email Club Secretary Jenny Spratt, jennyspratt@btinternet.com”

Woodgate, Peterborough, PE6 7ED: 6.30 for 7pm start. Organiser: Rev. Dave Maylor (blues guitar) - details 01733 253330.

Priory Youth Players / Priory Players. Amateur dramatics for ages four years and upwards. We rehearse for pantomime every Monday and Wednesday at the Priory Church Hall, Deeping St.James, from September to January. Acting workshops for teenagers and adults in February and March. Contact Kate Redhead on pypdsj@gmail.com for details on places - (waiting list may apply) or visit our Facebook page.

28th - Peterborough-based reggae band, Tallawah, are playing tonight at the Deeping Stage, Market Deeping: 9pm.

The Young at Heart Club meets alternate Tuesdays at Coronation Hall, Market Deeping. Programme includes speakers, games, quizzes and trips. Contact Trisha on 01778 346348.

29th - Glasshouse Acoustic: Sunday afternoon, relax and

Deep In Friends meets alternate Tuesdays at the Priory Church Hall, Deeping St James 2-4pm. Programme includes craft activities, quizzes, games, outings & speakers.

26th - Open Mic, Acoustic Café, at John Clare Cottage cafe,

unwind whilst listening to some superb local talent at the Key

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The Exotic Pet Refuge - A Wonderfully Wild Experience for all the Family For more than 30 years, the Exotic Pet Refuge has provided a permanent home to a vast variety of unwanted and neglected exotic animals. There are over 250 animals being taken care of by this fantastic charity and you can even visit them on one of their exciting open days. Sunday April 1st is the date to remember, between 10am-5pm, with refreshments, tombola, stalls, an Easter egg hunt and free parking - Oh my! Entry costs just £6 for adults and £3 for children. Another date for your diary is their Really Wild Film and Memorabilia Event on Sunday July 22nd, with lots of movie stars in attendance. The Refuge survives on donations and volunteer work

alone. If you can spare any money to donate, or would like to sponsor an animal, you can get in touch by calling 07706 999838. “We are extremely thankful to everyone who has donated their time, items or money for our animals. Any contribution, however small, can make a difference!” - Jane Syrova, Manager. For more information about the Refuge and its events, follow their Facebook page.

Exotic Pet Refuge

OPEN DAY

Sunday 1st April 2018 10am - 5pm Entry: Adults £6 & Children £3 Please come along and see our collection of over 250 animals and help us to continue our work! Free parking, no dogs please

Includes Stalls, children’s entertainment and easter egg hunt!

102 Station Road, Deeping St James. PE6 8RH Call 07706 999838 • www.exoticpetrefuge.org.uk

Capturing the wild side

I have always admired wildlife from a very young age, and it was during my Foundation Degree at New College, Stamford, where I developed my love for photography too. Since then, I have combined both passions and started travelling very regularly around the Deepings, and also up to the Inner Hebrides, to identify and photograph a huge variety of birds and mammals. I would very much like to travel abroad for my wildlife photography in the next few years, as there are a lot more larger, and potentially dangerous, species that I would love to capture. 58

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“MY DOG HAS STARTED ITCHING AND THE VET SAYS IT MUST BE THE FOOD!” We see a higher number of reported skin problems from pet owners at certain times of the year, mainly in the spring and summer. Owners report that their dog begins to itch and scratch, perhaps with a red rash or loss of hair and bald patches. The vet may well say it must be the food, but very often dogs can develop an allergy to environmental issues such as plant and tree pollen, grass seeds etc. in the spring and summer; and all year round to fleas, mites, plug-in fragrances etc. If you are already feeding your dog a cereal-free, wheat-free or grain-free hypoallergenic food, then it is unlikely to be the food. It could be a food intolerance or allergy, (dogs can develop allergies in midlife), but if you are finding it is seasonal and/or the only symptom is itching, then it may well be an environmental issue. Dogs with a food intolerance or allergy often have other

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Pets and Vets

Thinking of Getting a Pet? Here’s Some Food for Thought

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s spring and summer take hold, and as holidays are looming, many of us think about getting a new pet to join our households. Having a pet can be extremely rewarding and is known to have many health and social benefits. But, before rushing out to acquire your chosen animal, have you considered if you are the right owner for that pet? There are as many reasons for getting a pet as there are different homes for them, so it is important to make sure you are able to provide the home your pet deserves. Firstly, consider how much time you are able to dedicate to their care, as well as how regularly and for how long you are able to spare your time. Some animals, such as stick insects and spiders, only require short, infrequent periods of interaction, whilst others such as dogs would rather be with you for long periods of the day. It is lovely to get a new puppy during the holidays when you can settle them into the home, and it is much easier to toilet train when you are around most of the time. Going back to school and work can be very disruptive and many pups develop separation anxiety and possibly even destructive behaviours at this time. So, if you are out of your home for more than four hours a day, a different pet would be more suitable for your family.

Are you able to provide enough space and appropriate furniture for them, whether this is a cage or sharing your whole house? Many exotic pets have very precise housing requirements and their caging can be very expensive. Discussing their needs with those more expert at looking after these animals will be very informative. Look for your local herpetological or bird society for help. Not only must your pet’s environment provide it with food, water, warmth and bedding, it must also enable it to perform its normal behaviours or else its welfare and health will suffer. You will need to research their needs and check if you are able to provide for them. A small hutch housing a single rabbit does not lead to a happy, healthy life for that bunny! One significant consideration must also be the financial commitment you are undertaking when choosing a pet. As well as their regular ongoing requirements of food, housing, routine grooming, veterinary bills and pet sitting, infrequent or unexpected costs may occur, and you need to be in a position to deal with these too. Everyone here at Alders Vets will be happy to help you decide on a pet which is both desirable and appropriate for you, and can also discuss the ongoing needs of your pet to help you plan for the future.

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HAVE YOU TRIED OUR NEW PET HEALTH CLUB? A money saving preventative health scheme to help keep your pet and your finances in tip-top condition. 4 Vaccination Course or Booster 4 Kennel Cough Vaccination 4 2nd Healthcheck at 6 months 4 All year Worm Treatment 4 All year Flea Treatment (Annual Flystrike for rabbits) 4 Cost Price Food> (non prescription) 4 Annual Urine Test** 4 Nail Clipping* 4 Microchip or £10 voucher (one per plan) 4 50% off Retail Cost of First Bag of Food^ (one per plan) 4 25% off Royal Canin & Hills Prescription Food 4 10% off Dentistry & Pet Passports 4 10% off Pet Shop Sales & Geriatric Screenings

MONTHLY PAYMENTS

AVERAGE SAVINGS YEAR 1

Rabbit

£7.80

£79

Cat

£12.50

£162

Small dog (under 10kg)

£12.50

£162

Medium dog (10-25kg)

£13.50

£167

Large dog (25-40kg)

£15.50

£231

Giant dog (over 40kg)

£20.00

£373

PLUS YOU’LL GET

ALDER

20% OFF Selected Lifetime Care Medications and Neutering 100% OFF Direct Claims Administration Fee

PRACTICE

Spalding Telephone: 01775 766646

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Bourne Telephone: 01778 422863

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Business Spotlight

V & G Caravans

Incredible events don’t always make the headlines... …they’re happening daily, right here in your neighbourhood. Every day, staff and volunteers at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice are helping patients and families through the most difficult of times. Alongside expert medical care, there’s love and laughter, walks in the garden and plenty of tea and understanding.

Will you make something incredible happen? This care and support is vital to people in our community. That’s why we’re asking; might you make it part of your legacy by remembering your local hospice in your will?

For our free Gifts in Wills Guide call 01733 225 999 or email thorpe.fundraising@sueryder.org www.sueryder.org.uk/giftinwill

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In this month’s issue, we meet Vince Gale, (44), owner of V & G Caravans. Based in the heart of the Cambridgeshire fens at Benwick Road, Whittlesey, his company specialises in all types of caravan and motorhome repairs and servicing. Vince and close friend, George, started V & G Caravans in February 1991 after the caravan company they worked for went into liquidation. They thought that something had to come out of the ashes, so they took on the existing insurance work and completed all outstanding commitments. Since then, they have gone from strength to strength, and have built up a glowing reputation on the camping and caravanning circuit, for their excellent customer service and astounding product knowledge. Caravan owners from across the UK have visited V & G Caravans over the years, sometimes with clients visiting from as far away as Cornwall. They pride themselves on being able to offer all the necessary services you need to keep your treasured caravans and motorhomes on the road: Repairs Their onsite workshop offers a fully comprehensive repair service for your caravan or motorhome. Accessories V & G Caravans have everything for your camping needs in their friendly, onsite shop; cleaning products, water heaters, security devices, towing equipment and much, much more. Servicing From a minor service to a full comprehensive check, their experienced engineers will give you peace of mind for your journeys ahead. Spares Looking for a spare part? Why not get in touch? With their contacts in the industry, they may be able to order spares in for you. Insurance V & G Caravans are a fully insurance approved repair centre for all major UK insurers and manufacturers. Sales Looking to buy? They have a range of used caravans that may suit your requirements. For more information, pop into the store, visit their website www.vandgcaravans.co.uk or call 01733 350580. 107 Benwick Road, Whittlesey, Peterborough, PE7 2HD a p r il 2 0 1 8


CARAVANS BOUGHT FOR CASH

V&G CARAVANS A Family-Run Business with 22 Years’ Experience

YOUR ONE-STOP CARAVAN SHOP Does your caravan need a little TLC? REPAiR Our onsite workshop offers a fully comprehensive repair service for your caravan or motorhome.

ACCESSORiES We’ve got everything for your camping needs in our friendly, onsite shop.

SERViCiNg From a minor service to a full comprehensive check, our experienced engineers will give you peace of mind for your journeys ahead.

SPARES Looking for a spare part? Why not get in touch? With our contacts in the industry, we may be able to order spares in for you.

iNSURANCE We are a fully, insuranceapproved repair centre for all major UK insurers and manufacturers.

SAlES Looking to buy? We have a range of used caravans that may suit your requirements.

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If you are thinking of moving please call us on

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