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2 Visit our Factory Showroom at Three Legged Cross (50 yards from Cane Shop) Mon-Fri: 9am-4.30pm

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Small, Local, Family Business Offering Quality Handmade Fitted Furniture Sat: 9.30am-2pm

Made in our own workshop to your requirements

| Bedrooms | Studies | Lounge | Furniture | Kitchens |

www.selectinteriorsltd.com

01202 821005 Units 1-3, Long Meadow Works, Ringwood Road, Three Legged Cross

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All in a variety of finishes Call for a free quotation

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4 The West Moors Directory

Hello Neighbours,

Edition 68

Published by: Debbie & Stephen Corney

Telephone: 01202 894397

Email: info@westmoorsdirectory.co.uk

Copy deadline for January 2011 edition: 21st December 2010 Disclaimer: Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that data in this publication is accurate, the publisher cannot accept any liability to any party to loss or d a ma ge c ause d by e r rors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident or any other cause. The West Moors Directory does not officially endorse any advertising material included within the publication. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval systems or transmitted in any form, without prior permission of the publisher.

Wow it is December! Surprisingly I am more ready this year than ever before which is very unusual for me. We had a lovely trip up North to visit the family for a Christening and I managed to get all of their presents and leave them up there! I can now concentrate on home and more immediate family. Santa told Hayden to write his list which I have to say I am a little worried about… XBox 360 etc. That is on top of the DSi he was given by Grandma for his Birthday last week. It isn’t how it used to be is it? Maybe you have a story of a past Christmas or New Year’s event? I remember my Mum telling me that her sister really did get a sack of coal one year for being so naughty and threw my Mum’s new pram down the stairs as a result. Well it made sure I was good anyway! With regards to the magazine please use our local trades people to help you this Christmas, whether it is a new bathroom suite, a cleaner carpet, a new carpet, a trip to the garden centre, a roof repaired, a taxi trip to the shops or many other things, The West Moors Directory local business and trades people can help you. We will also have our very own website in the New Year which I am very excited about! Steve, Hayden and myself wish you a really Happy Christmas and a Delightful New Year! All the Very Best,

Debbie

Useful Numbers Ferndown Police Station Southern Electricity Transco Gas Emergency Royal B’mouth Hosp.

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01202 222222 08457 708090 0800 111999 01202 303626

Train Enquires Wilts & Dorset Bus B’mouth & W.H. Water West Moors Library

08457 484950 01983 827005 01202 590059 01202 873272

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For all your building and roofing needs • • • • •

Extensions Conversions Carpentry Roofing General Maintenance

Registered by

B A Bailey & Son Builders & Roofing Contractors

Leanne’s of West Moors CELEBRATING 3 YEARS IN BUSINESS THIS MONTH! LEANNE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL HER CLIENTS FOR THEIR CUSTOM

20% OFF WITH THIS ADVERT UNTIL END FEB 2011

Established for over 35 years

Telephone: 01202 896166

T: 01202 875523 M: 07836 296966

168 Station Road West Moors, BH22 0JB

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Inspection & Testing Remote Lighting Consumer Unit Upgrades Certificates Issued Rewires (Full or Part) Part P - 17th Edition C & G Qualified • Free Estimates • Extra Points

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All Domestic & Commercial Works Covered.

t : 01202 870002 m : 07950524397 w: www.holmes-electrical.com e: info@holmes-electrical.com

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Kingfishers of West Moors — Your local caring and friendly carpet and upholstery cleaners Given the recent television programme highlighting what can happen when using certain tradespeople, the choosing of a local, reputable company is more and more important. Pat and Ray Long of Kingfishers, based in West Moors, pride themselves on their caring and friendly approach. Ray will very happily give FREE quotations that have NO hidden extras. With over 30 years experience Ray is eminently qualified to be able to sort most issues when it comes to the cleaning of carpets and upholstery. One family in the village were most grateful when Ray was able to almost magically make the nail varnish disappear

from the recently laid hall carpet after their young son had been practicing his best Van Gogh impression! Another local lady wrote: “Ray cleaned my carpets for me a month or two ago, he managed to bring them up like new, which saved me the worry of needing to replace them…” She went on to say how she had left a tap running in the kitchen which had resulted in water flooding everywhere. She asked Ray again for his help — he worked late into the evening and left equipment to help dry out the carpets — and she commented: “When you’re older, live alone, family miles away and there was this help given so willingly to me, it is just so heart-warming.”

Kingfishers Of West Moors www.kingfishercleaning.co.uk Just some of the benefits: • Truck mounted system

• Safe quiet system cleans deep and dries fast No job too small

• • 30 years experience

• Special discounts for OAPs • Free quotes with NO hidden extras!

Domestic & Commercial

• Caring and friendly

For all your carpet and upholstery cleaning, call Ray:

01202 861944 245 Station Road, West Moors, Ferndown, BH22 0HZ

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HIGHLY

SECURE REINFORCED UNITS

24HR

UNSUPERVISED ACCESS

LOW COST FLEXIBLE CONTRACTS 3 sizes of unit available for business or domestic use CONTACT US NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION

Tel: 01202 892710/875644 Fax: 01202 894511 S.D.C. SELF STORAGE, COLLINGWOOD ROAD, WEST MOORS, WIMBORNE, BH21 6QW

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11 COMPREHENSIVE FINANCIAL PLANNING STEPHEN WALKER

Walker Financial Management We offer a full range of solutions for your financial planning. Investments, Pensions and Life Insurance. We have access to a range of carefully selected products and providers. Stephen Walker Walker Financial Management Marymead, 16 Riverside Road, West Moors, Dorset, BH22 0LQ

Tel: 01202 876255

Email: stephen.walker@sjpp.co.uk

Website: www.sjpp.co.uk/stephenwalker

Corgi Registered

C M Lovegrove Plumbing & Heating ♦

For all your plumbing and heating needs ♦ New Installation and Maintenance ♦ Bathroom suites supplied and fitted ♦ No call out charge ♦ 30 years experience ♦ Very Competitive rates ♦ Friendly and reliable

Call Chris or Jayne on West Moors 01202 892361 or 07760 327795

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Special Branch Tree Surgery and Gardens Tree work - Hedge Cutting Garden maintenance & Clearance - Turfing Soft landscaping Fully Qualified Fully Insured Friendly Local Service Free Quotations Contact Alex or Marc on

Tel: 01202 291159 Mob: 07922 921538

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A Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year from

Oakleigh Computers Your local, complete computer service    

Solve computer problems E-Mail, the Internet & broadband Training New Sales/Repairs/Upgrades

 01202 875224

8 Brabourne Ave Ferndown

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Safety Electrical Testing Full or Part Rewires Fuse board Replacement

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Extra Points No Job Too Small

24 Hour Call Out Service Tel: 01202 875563 Mobile: 07984 464197 Email: agate.electrical@gmail.com All work comes certificated & Guaranteed 1 SHAFTESBURY ROAD WEST MOORS DORSET, BH22 0DY

Approved Pilkington Installer

New: • UPVC Windows & Doors • Conservatories • Porches • Composite doors

Replacement: • Handles & Hinges • Double Glazed Units • Single Glaze • Adjust & Repair UPVC Doors

5% discount with every new PVCu installation All windows A or B rated as standard and supplied with certificates of conformity

Free glass upgrade to include argon gas filled units

Tel: 01202 824475 Mob: 07808 167949 Email: info@ampmglazing.co.uk Web: www.ampmglazing.co.uk

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Christmas Cheer Christmas is a time of wonderment To young and old alike A time to renew old friendships And, new ones ,no doubt, strike What do we think makes Christmas ? Carol singers at the door Or turkey and mince pies to eat The Christmas tree and more ? These are indeed some Festive joys But how long do they last The real joys are the ones we need To reflect on from the past And so it is that family and friends Are really what we need When gathered around the Yuletide fire With friendship as our creed So in this time of material things Maybe we should look around And agree to extend our love To those who need it, beyond

By David Lindsley

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Cleaning Magic Professional Carpet Cleaning Fully qualified and trained to the highest standards, we provide an honest, friendly and efficient service to both the domestic and commercial sectors. We also offer a full cleaning service for:  End of tenancy  New builds  Offices/Pubs  Driveway/Patios Fully insured, reasonable rates, no VAT For a free, no obligation estimate call Les on:

Tel: Mob:

01202 872130 07719 617246

Telephone:

01202 895257 Tom & Jan thank you all for your continued support and wish you a peaceful Christmas and New Year

Brian James Roofing Specialists in EPDM single ply flat roofing systems 40+ years proven life expectancy Just call us on:

01202 896750 07976 514297 60 Elmhurst Road West Moors Ferndown BH22 0DG www.brianjamesroofing.com

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Warmfront vouchers accepted

All Vaillant boilers 5yr guarantee and like for like boiler change £1300.00

DUNKLEY ROOFING Fitted Kitchens, Bathrooms Loft Conversions & Refurbishments From Planning through to Completion • • • •

25 years experience Based in West Moors Fully Insured Free Quotes

t: 01202 855220 m: 07733 321706 www.kwcarpentry.com

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Tiling * Slating * Lead work UPVC fascias and soffits Gutters and pipes Free estimates

O1202 894827 07774 108612 7 Uplands Rd, West Moors

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If you are local to West Moors and want to earn a little extra money giving out a few hundred Directories a month (or more), then please give Debbie or Stephen a call on 01202 894397. We are looking to get expand our team and we would love to hear from you.

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AMH Plumbing, Heating & Bathrooms Ltd Call: Adam Moss-Holland

AIPHE RP

• Bathroom Suites Supplied and Fitted • Shower upgrade / Power showers Fitted • New Plumbing Installations and Maintenance • Any other general plumbing jobs undertaken • Reliable, friendly and local • No Call out charge / Competitive rates Local plumber with 14 years experience. Fully qualified and registered with the Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineers.

Call Adam on: 01202

868779 or 07771 735082

71 Moorlands Road, West Moors, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 0JN

ALLbikesTLC is run by David Doust, who is a life-long bike enthusiast, he has been riding and competing for over 40 years and now uses his expertise and knowledge to help you get the best from your bike. ALLbikesTLC specialise in the following:

 Repair  Maintenance  Servicing  Race Preparing So for all your bike needs give David a call on:

West Moors 892227 or 07590 422098

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Let Us Take The Strain From Your Mailing Campaign! We specialise in mailing solutions for direct marketing mailshots. We offer not only enveloping of items, but also polywrapping of catalogues, brochures, newsletters etc. We have a team vastly experienced in “out of the norm” items, who will hand enclose items that need just a little more work to them. Print finishing always a possibility too! We will always work out the cheapest postage costs we can for your mailshot, being accredited for several Royal Mail discount schemes.

Tel: 01202 530753

POSTCARE

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With options for a free onsite discussion about how we can help, our broad range of services are suitable for all computer users.

No Fix — No Fee No Call Out Charge

From home to office, the benefits of help from a Comp uter Troubleshooter can sometimes make all the difference.

Give Darren a call today on

Email: sales@postcare.co.uk Unit 5, 502 Wallisdown Rd, Bournemouth, BH11 8PT

Computer Problems?

01202 872561 mailing solutions

dhilton@comptroub.com www.computertroubleshooters.co.uk

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J. Meechan Roofing Ltd Specialists in pitched slate and tiled roofs     

All plastic work Repair or replace any roof area Plastic soffits, fascias & guttering Roof windows Roof Extensions or Total Re-roof

Tel: Ferndown 576526 More than 25 yrs experience Mob: 07802 795170

FERNDOWN

Collection from shops & deliver to your door!

01202 895555

Call me with what you would like & I will deliver. Please ask when ordering how much delivery charge will be.

Give Dave a call on: ¬ ¬ ¬

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LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE RADIO CONTROLLED AIRPORTS & STATIONS

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TOTAL ELECTRICAL

PROFILE 3

Part P/16th Edition/C & G Qualified

L I M I T E D

Rewiring Extra Sockets Lighting Burglar Alarms Inspection & Testing Certificates Issued LCD & Plasma Wall Mounting Service

FREE ESTIMATES

uPVC Windows/Doors Conservatories • Fascias, Soffits & Guttering Systems • We will beat any price of equal quality • Outstanding quality products & workmanship from an outstanding local company • •

Tel: 01202 892482 Tel: 01202 826405 Mobile: 07889116324

www.profile3limited.co.uk Fax: 01202 890881 22 Pine Glen Avenue, Ferndown, BH22 9QP

Simple, elegant bathrooms created and designed to suit your tastes. Visit our showroom and stroll round the beautiful range of suites and take advantage of our knowledgeable and helpful staff. www.lifestylebathrooms.co.uk

Tel: 01202 892244 37 Telford Road, Ferndown Industrial Estate, Ferndown, BH21 7RX

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Sparkling students hang winning bauble to launch local Christmas Tree competition Two students from the Victoria Education Centre and Sports College (VEC) in Poole, hung a very special decorative bauble on a pine tree in the forest at Moors Valley Country Park, near Ringwood, on 26th November. The bauble is one of 10 being placed locally by the Forestry Commission to launch this year’s Christmas tree sales. Five of these distinctive golden baubles can be found at Moors Valley Country Park and a further five within the New Forest. All bear the distinctive Forestry Commission logo, and any member of the public lucky enough to find one will be entitled to win a Christmas Tree. The Forestry Commission donated a Christmas tree to VEC in 2009 to mark the launch of the Centre’s Sparkle Appeal. The Appeal aims to raise £5 million to provide a new hydrotherapy pool and therapy centre at the school, which specialises in providing care and therapy for pupils aged 3-19 years, affected by a range of physical disabilities. This year the students returned the favour by hanging the first lucky bauble in the forest in return for their Christmas tree which took pride of place at the Sparkle Christmas Fair on 27th November. Libby Burke, Forestry Commission Communications Manager said, “2010 is the 500th anniversary of the first decorated Christmas Tree, and

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whilst the Latvian merchants chose to decorate with roses back in 1510, we thought our special Christmas baubles would stand out rather better in the forest environment. We are delighted that Sam 7, and Nick 18, from VEC could launch the competition for us and look forward to meetin g the 10 lu cky winners.” Christmas Trees are now on sale at Moors Valley Country Park daily from 10 – 4pm until December 19th. Forestry Commission trees are also on sale at New Park, near Brockenhurst. The next Sparkle event is a Carol Service, which takes place at 6pm on December 15th in St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome.For more information on any of this year’s Christmas events at Moors Valley contact the Rangers on 01425 470721 or visit www.moors-valley.co.uk. For more details on the Sparkle Appeal visit www.sparkleappealdorset.org.

Sam and Nick from Poole’s Victoria Education Centre and Sports College hang the first Forestry Commission bauble

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www.checkatrade.com

Looking to have confidence in your garage? • MOT • Servicing • Air Conditioning • Tyres

Servicing your car’s every need

Tel: 01202 894488

www.longham-motor-engineers.co.uk

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EVERCLEAN Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Reliable, Competitive Rates, Professional

Free Survey & Quotations WEST MOORS | FERNDOWN RINGWOOD & SURROUNDING AREAS A Member Of The National Carpet Cleaners Association

01202 855553 www.evercleanltd.com

FERNDOWN GARAGE DOORS Supply - Installation - Repairs Don’t Buy A New Door Til You’ve Had A Quote From Us Huge Range Of Styles & Colours Doors To Suit All Budgets Installation, Fitting, Repair & Service • • • • • •

Garador, Catnic, Hormann, Wessex Doors Structural Work & Alterations Undertaken Up & Over Doors • Automated Doors All Doors Fitted Fully Guaranteed ay After Hours Emergency Service Same D vice r e S High Security Doors ir a p Re MATES

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S FREE E etitive Contact J. V. Marston Comp s Telephone: 01202 875952 Price Mobile: 07721 918380 Covering 25 Ryan Close, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9TP

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www.ferndowngaragedoors.co.uk

West Moors, Ferndown & Wimborne

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RHV All aspects of Tree & Hedge work undertaken By Experienced & Qualified tree surgeons Working to B.S. 3998 For a Free Consultation & Quotation

Contact: Ross Vermaak Tel: West Moors 890363 Mobile: 07868 693389

Seasoned Logs Split & Delivered to Requirement Contact: Ross Vermaak Tel: West Moors 890363 Mobile: 07868 693389

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Everything You Will Need!

CLAREMONT CATERING HIRE • Chairs • Tables • China • Cutlery • Glassware • Linen • Hot Cupboards

01202 600036 Birch Copse, Technology Road, Poole, BH17 7FH

www.claremonthire.co.uk

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Smith Electrical Services All aspects of electrical work undertaken Free Estimates Fully insured Certificates issued

ALPHA FENCING

& TREES

A Local Family Business • Hedge cutting

• Tree Work

• Fencing & Gates

• Garden Clearance

• Gutter Clearance

• Grass Cutting

Reliable & honest Husband & Wife team providing a careful, quality service

NO JOB TOO SMALL! Fully Insured

Tel: 01202 890700 Mobile: 07850 841770 26 Moorside Road, West Moors, BH22 0EJ

For a free, no obligation quote or advice:

Day: 07825 553282 Eve: 01202 897161

Your Local MOT Station Cars — 4x4s — Light Commercial • • • • • • • • •

MOT by appt — free re-test within 10 working days All damaged or replaced parts retained for inspection Full air conditioning diagnostics and servicing Fully Qualified Technician with Bosch training Diagnostics Engine Management, ABS, SRS Brakes, Exhausts, Clutches, Batteries Only Quality Oils & Lubricants used Servicing & repairs to all makes Family run business

Tel: Unit 8 & 9, Kingfisher Park Three Cross Road, West Moors 01202 877881

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Debbie Haynes

Chiropody BSc (Hons), HPC Registered

Now treating at Cloud Nine 74 Victoria Road, Ferndown

01202 890220 www.debbiehayneschiropody.co.uk

Ray Elgar Wayne Hyrons Specialist Interior & Exterior Painting & Decorating

No Mess… No Stress… Just Good Quality Workmanship… At Affordable Prices! Call for a FREE QUOTATION WITHOUT OBLIGATION

Ray: Tel: 01202 820556 Mobile: 07900 880290 Limited Home visits available

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Wayne: Tel: 023 8086 7084 Mobile: 07766 540007

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BOURNEMOUTH

PLUMBING SOLUTIONS Plumbing and Gas Services • • • • • • •

Boilers, Radiators & Central Heating Bathroom Design & Installation Water & Fuel Saving Solutions Friendly, Expert Advice Service & Maintenance Leaking Taps, Etc. Energy Efficiency 301918

24HR EMERGENCY CALLOUT

T: 01202 897768 M: 07779 246417 25 Shaftesbury Road, Ferndown, BH22 0DY

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Peter Le Grand Property Maintenance

SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS S. Ford Sewing Machines All makes repaired Free Collection & Delivery

Interior & Exterior Decorating Fitted Kitchens& Bathroom Suites Flat Pack Furniture Fitted Bedroom Furniture Wood & Laminate Flooring etc.

30 years experience FREE Estimates 01202 821881 07973 753245 Fully Insured

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Free Estimates 30 years experience Local, friendly service Call Stephen on:

01202 487168 07831 309637 Matchams Lane, Christchurch

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WAGGY TAILS RESCUE, is a registered charity based in Ferndown. They rescue and re-home dogs that have been abandoned, neglected or otherwise in need of a good home. This Month’s Christmas Cracker is KIP Kip is a very pretty 11-month-old Papillion cross. He lived previously on board a canal barge, so is unused to house and traffic noises, so still quite nervous. He is very active, full of fun and loves people, but is a little wary of other dogs. I know we ask this each year, but it is such an important message that we need to just say it one more time “PLEASE DON’T BUY A PUPPY FOR A CHRISTMAS PRESENT” All rescues get inundated with old dogs being handed in at this time of year to make way for the new puppy! Unbelievable, I know, but it really does happen! Please give buying a dog serious consideration. (Most people spend more time deciding on which TV to buy!) A dog can last for 15 or more years and one year’s food alone will cost about £500! Then there’s vaccinations, vet bills, insurance, worming and flea treatments etc that can amount to £20,000 throughout the dog’s life. So give it some serious thought, and, in the New Year, if you still want to go ahead, why not give a rescue dog a second chance of happiness? For more information phone us on 01202 875000!

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LOCAL HANDY MAN PETER HAYNES LOCAL, PLEASANT AND RELIABLE DOMESTIC HANDYMAN AND QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN WITH 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE FOR A FREE ESTIMATE AND A SENSIBLE PRICE

PLEASE TELEPHONE 07946 300461 ALL WORK FULLY GUARANTEED Certification supplied where applicable 17th Edition City & Guilds JIB Qualified

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C S Ray Plumbing & Heating City & Guilds Qualified — ACS Approved • • • • • • • •

Storage tank and cylinder installation Heating system power flush cleansing Radiators/pumps/controls replaced All plumbing work undertaken Gas cookers & hobs installed Complete bathroom installation Central heating installation Gas boiler replacements

30 Years Experience Free written estimates All work guaranteed and insured

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01202 871921 07803 566722 23 Oakhurst Road, West Moors, BH22 0DW

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“Mattie Chitzmats” - By Glenn A. Hascall My next door neighbour was a prune. I don’t mean any disrespect, but she really looked like a four-and-ahalf foot prune. I don’t have a picture of her but the two closest descriptions of her I can give is either a prune or ET’s grandmother. I really am not trying to be disrespectful! I remember her in the fondest of terms. We called her Granny. If she went by any other name I never knew it or have long since forgotten it. She kept mostly to herself and would often be seen with a walking stick in hand carrying her wrinkled body through neighbourhood alleys. Her granddaughter (in her 70’s) spoke a little English and told us that Granny had come from Mexico in her late 70’s after her husband passed away and had stopped celebrating her birthday at 97 (which had been some years before I knew her). Most people stayed away from Granny. Not only was she very old, but she didn’t speak English and wore a variety of tattered clothes. This grandmother several times

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over helped raise several generations of younguns’. There would come a time when Granny would find herself alone. And when she was, my mother would make a little extra at suppertime and my sister I would take it over to Granny’s house. Granny would never come to the door although she might occasionally pull back a curtain and peer through the window at us, her eyes partially hidden by the flowing wrinkles on her face. So we learned to leave the meal on her doorstep and knock. Once we were a safe distance away we would see her hand reach outside the door and the plate and its contents would disappear inside. The next morning we would hear a knock on our front door, by the time we got there Granny was gone, but she left behind a clean plate with a stack of homemade tortillas still warm from the pan. Soon it became a neighbourly ritual; we would supply her supper and she made sure we were never without fresh tortillas. Granny would never let us actually thank her or even talk to her, but she

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regular people. He didn’t come just for those of us who speak English. He didn’t come just for those who attend church in their very best clothing. He didn’t come just for those who had a particular colour of skin. He didn’t even come just for those who were wrinkle-free. He came for me. He came for you. And He came for Granny. A smooth skinned baby and a wrinkled old woman. This, my friends, is the story of a Christmas past and the best Christmas present. Mattie Chitzmats to all and to all – Jesus Christ. By Glenn A. Hascall

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Index of advertisers Your quick guide to everyone and everything in your Directory... Aerials Oakhurst Aerials ............... 20

Fencing Alpha Fencing & Trees ..... 29

Photography Shoot Studios ................... 35

Bathrooms Lifestyle Bathrooms .......... 23 Plumb-One ....................... 5

Financial Services Walker Financial Management ... 11

Plasterers Alan Godwin ..................... 18

Fitted Furniture Select Interiors.................. 2

Plumbing and Heating AMH Plumbing & Heating ... 19 Bournemouth Plumbing Solutions ... 31 C M Lovegrove ................. 11 C S Ray............................ 35 PLH Heating ..................... 32

Beds The Bed Store................... 1 Bike Repairs All Bikes TLC .................... 19 Blinds, Curtains & Shutters Ashley Blinds .................... 7 Broadview Blinds .............. 3 Block Paving K & S Paving..................... 28 Builders & Carpenters B A Bailey & Sons............. 6 Forestdown Construction ... 25 KW Carpentry ................... 16 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Cleaning Magic ................. 15 Everclean.......................... 26 Kingfisher’s of West Moors... 8 Carpets & Flooring Carpet Barn ...................... 1 Peter Newman Flooring .... 6 Shore Floors ..................... 40 Catering Equipment Hire Claremont Catering Services ... 28 Chiropodists Debbie Haynes Chiropody .. 30 Chiropractors West Moors Chiropractic Clinic... 9 Community News & Events Christmas Tree Competition .. 24 Poem: Christmas Cheer.... 14 Short Story: Mattie Chitzmats .. 36 Waggy Tails...................... 34

Funeral Directors Nicholas O’Hara................ 10 Garage Doors Ferndown Garage Doors .. 26 Garage Services Longham Motor Engineers.. 25 West Moors Vehicle Repairs ... 29 Garden Centres John Browns..................... 3 Garden Services Acer Garden Care............. 18 Garden Designs................ 10 RHV.................................. 27 Special Branch ................. 12 Gas Engineers SMR Gas.......................... 16 Green Energy Solutions Sparking Moggy Solar....... 30 Hairdressers Leanne’s........................... 6 Handyman Peter Haynes.................... 35 Health Mobile Foot Clinic ............. 13 Home Care Sure Care ......................... 19 Insurance Age Concern..................... 17 Ironing Services Upstairs Downstairs.......... 7

Computer Services Computer Troubleshooters.. 20 Oakleigh Computers ......... 12

Jobs Distributors Wanted .......... 18

Electricians Agate Electrical................. 13 Holmes Electrical .............. 7 Smith Electrical Services... 29 Total Electrical .................. 23

Memorial Masons Minster Memorials ............ 27

Events Lulworth Castle ................. 5

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Meal Delivery Services Custom Lunches............... 28

Painters & Decorators Different Strokes............... 31 First Cover........................ 26

Pond Services The Koi Shop.................... 31 Postal Services Postcare ........................... 20 Property Maintenance Brilec ................................ 27 Peter Le Grand ................. 32 Puzzles Prize Wordsearch ............. 33 Removal Services Bournemouth Removals ... 12 Roofing Brian James Roofing ........ 15 Dunkley Roofing ............... 16 J Meechan Roofing........... 22 Sewing Machine Repairs S. Ford Sewing Machines ... 32 Shopping Collect Services East Dorset Shopping Services .. 22 Solicitors Harold G Walker ............... 39 Storage SDC Self Storage ............. 10 Taxis Care Cars ......................... 15 West Moors Radio Cabs... 22 TV Sales, Rental & Repair Dacombe & Renaut .......... 9 Waste Services War On Waste.................. 31 Windows, Doors & Conservatories AM PM Glazing................. 13 Profile 3 ............................ 23 Select PVCU .................... 21 Woodburners Cozy Stoves ..................... 5

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