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Winter 2012

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22 18 05 finance 10 new business feature 14 out & about christmas 16 18 local news 18 local news Tough Times for Farmers

Showcasing several new businesses & services Christmas Local Events Christmas in Ripon

What’s On at Rural Arts this Winter? Hambleton Strollers Winter Walks

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20 garden 22 local news 23 advertorial 26 local news 28 infocus 30 infocus Christmas Garden

Local Business Shines at Fashion Show Time For Change

Blue Cross Update

At Your Fingertips Business Section Advertiser Index

Welcome to the Winter issue of Thirsk & Easingwold InFocus. In this issue we introduce several new businesses and services (p10-12) across Thirsk, Easingwold and the surrounding areas as well as providing a glimpse of the latest events at both Rural Arts and the Blue Cross. If you are looking to make some of your own Christmas decorations this year t: 01609 777401 then see p20 for some inspiration. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and www.jkanorth.com a Happy New Year. Best wishes, Christine Campbell | Editor

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Tough Times For Farmers Holidaymakers are not the only people who have been affected by our dismal wet summer. The wet weather has also caused problems for many farmers. And the rain and lack of sunshine has meant that crops have yielded badly with the heavy ground meaning that the harvest has come late. The continuing wet weather has also meant that farmers are having problems and delays in planting the crops for next year’s harvest and so at present the problems are ongoing.

At times like this farmers need to make sure that they make all claims for allowances that they can especially as they will have a tax bill to pay on the previous year’s harvest when yields were good. To help them with this they need to think about the following.

Farmers’ averaging Where a current year’s profits are less than 75% of the previous year’s result then the 2 years can be averaged. This could mean that if personal allowances are not being used in the current year then profits are brought forward to cover them or if in the previous year there was higher rate tax to pay then a tax claim can be made if you are only a basic rate tax payer in the current year.

Losses And losses aren’t all bad news as it may be possible to set that loss back against the previous year’s results. Again this can result in a tax refund if you paid tax in that year. Or else the losses will be carried forward against profits in future years when they occur.

Machinery The government has taken away a large benefit by reducing the Annual Investment Allowance from For advertising contact Christine on: 01609 777401 | www.jkanorth.com

Peter Tarren For business planning and tax advice call Peter on: 01609 779400 or email him at: p.tarren@euraaudituk.com or drop in at: 87 South Parade Northallerton

£100,000 to £25,000. However, if you are able to maximise the expenditure in the current year it may mean that you turn a small profit into a loss and

if you do you can claim the benefits from losses above. It does help to have a regular program of machinery replacement even when times are difficult.

Buildings Unfortunately there are no tax allowances for agricultural buildings, which always seem harsh when farmers are so dependent on them. However a careful check of expenditure can sometimes yield a benefit. “Integral features” of buildings have their own special allowances and the equipment which is put into a building can also be claimed upon. So a detailed analysis can sometimes reveal allowable expenditure on a building. As you can see that although times are hard there are still some areas whereby claims and reliefs can be obtained and as a farmer said to me recently, it always helps to get a little bit of tax back from the tax man!

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New businesses & services come to

Thirsk, Easingwold

& surrounding areas this Winter • The Bicycle Clinic

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• PWM Platforms

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• Granary Picture Framing

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• Toys Around The Corner

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• Planet Jewels Accessories - p12

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• Yorkshire Training Enterprise - p12

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• Simply Furniture - p12

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The skies the limit for PWM! PWM Platforms has been trading for 5 years providing access solutions for local companies, tradesmen and individuals to work at height using specialist lightweight, all terrain access platforms. Owner Paul Middlemiss tells us more, “We are slightly different from most hire companies in that we do a lot of on site work both direct with customers and assisting tradesmen and are regularly on site operating the platforms. We will work as flexibly as possible to suit people’s requirements. We are fully insured to assist on site in the form the task requires and where a specific tradesman is needed we can recommend specialists who are competent operators themselves. We have built up to a wide range of machines that are specifically designed to tackle the needs of all types of sites from large historic buildings and church spires to shopping centre’s and other indoor work. The working range of our platforms is upto 23 metres! Our machines are lightweight with narrow access, all terrain capabilities and they operate on fuel and electric for indoor applications.

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We have recently moved to a commercial unit on the edge of Boroughbridge and with working at height getting harder all the time for companies, we can now offer full training courses for operators of access equipment so they are fully certified to undertake their work safely. We hope to continue to work as closely and as flexibly as possible with local customers to continue onwards and widen our range of machines and workload.” For more information please call Paul on: 01423 322922 / 07734 162885

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Out & About this

Christmas 21st November • Blue Cross Coffee Morning

Northallerton Town Hall Blue Cross were joined in October by lots of supporters and animal lovers at this year’s sponsored walk at the stunning Studley Royal. The weather stayed nice and dry and we raised nearly £600 which will greatly help us care for all the pets at the centre. Our next event is our coffee morning on Wednesday 21 November at Northallerton Town Hall. Join us for coffee and cake and take part in the tombola, raffle or brows the bric-a-brac on offer. ......................................................................................................................

21st - 24th November

• Easingwold Players Present: Steel Magnolias Galtres Centre Theatre, Easingwold - 7.30pm Directed by John Roberts, the play has an all female cast of 6 and the action takes place in a hair and beauty salon in Louisiana. The plot revolves around the lives of the employees and customers of the salon and all the women are witty, intelligent and real! Although the play is humorous some sad events have to be played with great sensitivity. Further details at www.easingwoldplayers.com. Tickets are £8 and £6 (concessions) and are on sale from the Galtres Centre (01347 822472). ......................................................................................................................

24th November

• Christmas Antique Vintage Craft & Collectors Fair Thirsk Auction Mart Free Charity stalls. 9.30-3.30. 60p. Tel: 01642 711036 | www.amk-antique.co.uk ......................................................................................................................

30th November

• Northallerton Christmas Lights Switch On & Santa’s Arrival Northallerton High Street • Late Night Shopping from dusk Northallerton High Street. • Official switch on of the lights on the Christmas Tree on the Town Hall: 6pm • Carol Singing from 5.30pm onwards, Musical Entertainment & Clowns • Arrival of Father Christmas at Barkers at 6:30pm ......................................................................................................................

5th December

• Theatre: The Lighthouse on Shivering Sands Knayton Village Hall Strange tales were told of Shivering Sands - of keepers gone mad, mermaids and sea monsters, disappearances and hauntings, even a plague of rats. None of that scared Mordechai Chiddock, but had he known that Jezreel Cornish was one of the keepers he’d never have set foot on that cursed rock! Full details: www.northcountrytheatre.com ......................................................................................................................

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Christmas

Events in Thirsk & Easingwold

Thirsk

30th November - 2nd December • Thirsk Christmas Fayre

Get set for Christmas 2012 ! A magical weekend market and fun filled time in the picturesque cobbled market place of Thirsk here at the foot of the delightful North Yorkshire moors and Yorkshire Dales. What a wonderful weekend last years Fayre and Market was. Thousands of visitors, smiling faces and even reindeer wandering through the town. This year will be no exception and plans are well under way for another magic weekend. Whether your a resident, live in the geography, a summer tourist who comes to Thirsk often or just looking for a good day out put Thirsk Christmas Fayre and Market in your diary! The Big Switch On 2012: Date released! Last year saw around 2,000 people fill the Market Place when Thirsks new lights illuminated our Town to mark the start of Christmas. This year we would love you all to help us beat it! The big switch on will be on FRIDAY 30th NOVEMBER and with a full line up oif entertainment and festivities why not come and join us for the whole weekend. Check the timetable of events and keep checking as more get added! For more details visit: www.thirskchristmasfayre.com .....................................................................................................................

Easingwold 1st December

• Easingwold Christmas Charity Market Market Place The Christmas Tree and Christmas lights will be on by Saturday, 1st December when, for the second year running, following on from the huge success of last year, there will be the big, Christmas Charity Market / Fayre. With a variety of stalls selling lovely gifts, including hand made, festive bunting, it is the perfect opportunity to make your home beautifully festive on a budget. Tombola, mince pies, carols.

• Easingwold Christmas Late Night Shopping Date to be confirmed - see local press • Easingwold Christmas & New Year Markets 21st December 28th December (stock up for the New Year) • 14th December The Blessing of the Crib A short Service of Carols and Readings; local schools participate; put on by Churches Together in Easingwold and District – contact Cannon John Harrison for further details on 01347 821394 ..................................................................................................................... Please note: the editors cannot be held responsible for any changes to events listed. Please contact event organisers directly. All events correct at time of going to press.

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What’s on at Rural Arts this Winter? There are a variety of Christmasthemed taster workshops coming up at The Courthouse to help you add that personal handmade touch to your decorations this year.

You can try your hand at Painting Onto Glass (Tues 27th Nov 6:30-9:30pm or Weds 28th 1-4pm) or make some Porcelain Buttons, Brooches and Christmas Decorations (Tues 4th Dec 6:30-9:30pm or Wed 5th Dec 1-4pm). All of these taster workshops cost just £30 and include a free cup of tea or coffee and one of our delicious homemade cakes. (Below: Porcelain Button)

On Friday December 7th our monthly Courthouse Film Club, which aims to bring you the best in independent and alternative cinema, will be screening a unique take on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Czech animator Jan Svankmajer’s unforgettable film Alice (PG, 1988) mixes live action and stopmotion animation to breathe new life into the classic tale, emphasising the surreal and unsettling nature of the source material. This is a rare opportunity to watch this witty, inventive and influential film on the big screen. Tickets cost £5.

HAMBLETON

Strollers

WALKING FOR HEALTH Meet at 10.15am for Walks to start at 10.30 am. Lunchtime 30 minute walks start from County Hall, Northallerton at 12.15 on Wednesdays. Pick up a leaflet at GP Surgeries, Tourist Points, Libraries, Hambleton Council offices or call 01609 771624 for more information. All walks are: 30 mins – 1 hr - suitable for beginners / new walkers Email: strollers@ageuknorthyorkshire.org.uk

NOVEMBER 2012

Friday 23 Northallerton - Tourist Information Centre Tuesday 27 Northallerton Mayford House Surgery Thursday 29 Thirsk - East Thirsk Community Centre

DECEMBER 2012

If you’d like something a bit more indepth then you can learn to Design and Make a Nuno Felt Scarf with felt expert Sheila Smith. This is a full-day course (Wed 5th Dec 10am-4pm) costing £58, and includes lunch in our café. (Below: Nuno Felt Scarf)

We also have some exciting performances and events coming up. On Saturday December 1st we have an unmissable concert from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards nominees Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell, as part of our regular “Loosely, Folk” performances showcasing the best in folk and roots music. Jonny and Lucy’s music has been described as beautiful, haunting and delicate and they’ve previously supported Bellowhead and The Unthanks. Tickets cost £10 and advance booking is recommended. (Below: Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell)

We’re delighted to welcome back Pocket Panto on Thursday 3rd January. This year they’ll be delighting young and old alike with their take on Cinderella in a show that features singing, dancing and oodles of festive fun. This show is suitable for all ages. Tickets cost £8 for adults and £6 for children.

Tuesday 4 Northallerton - Mowbray House Surgery Tuesday 4 Easingwold - Galtres Centre Thursday 6 Bedale - Leisure Centre Friday 7 Northallerton - Hambleton Forum

Finally, the Courthouse gallery shop and café is open Mon-Sat 9:30am4:30pm. Why not pop in, enjoy some of our warming homemade soups and delicious cakes and have a browse of some of our beautiful handcrafted jewellery, ceramics, textiles, greetings cards and more for that perfect Christmas gift? ............................................................................... To book on any of our upcoming workshops, performances or events, please visit www.ruralarts.org or phone 01845 526536. 4 Westgate Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1QS

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Tuesday 11 Northallerton - Golden Lion, Romanby Wednesday 12 Thirsk - Swimming Pool Tuesday 18 Northallerton Mowbray House Surgery Tuesday 18 Easingwold - Galtres Centre Thursday 20 Bedale - Leisure Centre Friday 21 Northallerton - Tourist Information Point Monday 24 Great Ayton - Library Thursday 27 Thirsk - Health Centre


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Christmas Garden The more you can pick from your garden, collect in a wood or harvest from the hedgerow to decorate your house at Christmas the better. You’ll save yourself a fortune - and, what’s more, it is ultra-fashionable. Craft is all the rage and air (or even road) miles are to be avoided, while foraging for organic material to transform into glamorous decorations is the last word in chic. But what you don’t want to end up with is a large, dried flower-and-grass arrangement, reminiscent of a pub fireplace in summer. To keep the glamour factor high, the less you mix things up the better. Arrange each seed pod, vegetable, or fruit on its own, in an identical group or in pairs. Avoid having a mix of lots of different things - too itsy-bitsy and lacking in style. • Garden seed heads Among my favourite garden-harvested Christmas decorations are allium seed heads that have been sprayed crimson or silver. Their structure is complex yet simple: a ray of narrow stems, each ending in a flower and seed head. This combination creates a good silhouette. The football-sized Allium schubertii are the best. You can store these from one year to the next - the paint makes them less fragile - and there is no better star for the top of your tree. Also try the slightly smaller varieties, A. cristophii and ‘Purple Sensation’. If your alliums are already shot, go looking for agapanthus to spray. They work just as well. • Globe artichokes Weighty, chunky globe artichokes are ideal for spray-painting. The paint highlights every wrinkle and ridge and makes them look as if they’ve been cast in silver. You’ll want to pick them up and weigh them in your hand to see if they’re real. If possible, buy your artichokes when they’re still around in the summer and autumn or, better still, pick them from your garden. Cardoon flower buds will work just as well. Both should be harvested before they get too blown apart by wind and rain. It doesn’t matter if they’re going brown - you’ll cover them with spray - but make sure they are not too ragged. Cut them with a length of stem and a leaf or two.

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The leaves add a good twist and turn, and provide contrast to the chunky stem. Try to find artichokes or flower buds in different shapes and sizes as this will give your final arrangement more interesting forms and outlines. Once picked, leave them somewhere airy and cool (not in a damp shed), so they dry out rather than going mouldy. They can be sprayed after a few days. The best colour for artichokes is definitely silver. Scatter them over your Christmas table, or along the length of a mantelpiece or window ledge, or arrange them in a large bowl interspersed with brilliant coloured Christmas baubles. • Chinese lantern chains For colour, think of growing and collecting brilliant orange Chinese lanterns to combine with fuchsia-pink spindle berries, picked from the hedgerow. Bright pink and orange are one of my favourite colour combinations and these foraged seed pods work well together threaded in a chain. Segment the Chinese lantern stems so that you have one lantern and a bit of stem in each. Then thread these sections on to a length of reel wire. As the stems are almost hollow, this is easy to do. Leave a gap between each lantern and wire the spindle into these. Then brighten and tidy the whole thing by winding ribbon along the length of the chain. • Cranberry and quail egg chains The deep rich crimson of cranberry chains is very Christmassy - and they last for more than a week. Aiming right through the middle of the berry, thread the cranberries like beads on to 45cm (18in) lengths of reel wire. Leave a bit of spare wire at each end and then join as many lengths together as you need.

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Local Business Shines in Fashion Show Jane Jackson, owner of Well Heeled Shoe & Clothing Boutique in Thirsk, was delighted to have been invited to help organize and feature at a recent fashion show.

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Staged to help raise money for Yorkshire Cancer Research and initiated by their Galtres Committee, the show took place at the end of September by kind permission of Mrs Sue Burns at her home in Brandsby, Crayke. Invitations were designed and sent out by the Committee and the lucky attendees were in for a great day. After enjoying a lunch prepared by the committee members, they were then dazzled by the Autumn / Winter collection from Well Heeled. Jane tells us more, “This is our first fashion show and we’re delighted with the outcome. We’ve managed to raise £1400 for a great charity and had a fantastic day too. I would like to say a huge thank you to the Galtres Committee for their help in organizing the show, to the 3 committee members who did a

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fantastic job modeling and also to 3 very-valued Well Heeled customers, you know who you are!” Based in Kirkgate, Thirsk, Well Heeled Shoe & Clothing Boutique have been trading for 2 years and Jane is hopeful that this will be the start of more shows and events for the business. The fashion show included the Autumn / Winter collection from InWear, YAYA and Not Your Daughters Jeans, which are all in store at Well Heeled now. Well Heeled | Tel: 01845 574444 | 3A Kirkgate, Thirsk


Time For Change There are quite a lot of changes afoot in the world of financial planning, specifically around investment and pension advice. • From the beginning of 2013, the level of qualifications required to give financial advice will be higher • Commission payments from a provider to the adviser will no longer be allowed • Advice can be fully independent or restricted These will be important changes for people seeking financial advice. Here’s why:

Qualifications

It’s important that when you seek advice the person giving that advice has good technical qualifications to support you to make the right decision at important times in your life. From January, advisers will have to reach a higher level of qualification and have a Statement of Professional Standing to be able to give financial advice. As a result of this, there is likely to be around 10-15% of advisers choosing to retire from the industry. If your adviser retires, it’s important to understand the service that you will be getting in future and how much this will cost you. There is a clear need for ongoing advice but this has to be right for you.

Adviser charging

Rather than advisers being paid commission, the fee for financial advice will need to be agreed between the client and the adviser in advance. This should lead to the costs of advice being more transparent. In research, the cost of financial advice is sometimes considered to be free but in reality like most things in life there is a price to pay. The level of fee should be clear and appropriate for the work being done. The fee can take various forms: - Hourly rate, Fixed fee or a percentage of the amount being invested My preferred method is a fixed fee based on the work being undertaken which has the advantage of being clear to both parties. Note it will still be possible for the payment to be made by the product provider and there can be tax benefits in doing it this way.

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Independent advice means considering the whole market. Going forwards this is expanded to include a slightly broader range of investments. An independent adviser will need to consider all of the financial products available in addressing a client’s financial requirements. By contrast restricted advice, can be based on a smaller range of investments. I will be remaining independent as I believe that it is better to have all the options available when giving advice.

I believe these are positive changes which over time should result in better advice being given at the right price. If you are seeking or getting advice here are some things to think about:

1 Understand what service you will receive and how much it will cost you. This applies to both the initial advice you receive and where appropriate the ongoing advice. 2 If you already have an adviser are they receiving an ongoing payment? If so what service are you getting for this? From my point of view, I’m looking forward to 2013 and I’m in shape for the new world: I have qualifications at the level above those required from 2013 and in addition I am a qualified actuary which gives me a very strong technical background. I am already fee based and will offer clients fixed fees for initial advice and fees based on funds for ongoing advice. I will continue to offer independent advice. Please give me a call if you would like to discuss your financial needs. For advertising contact Christine on: 01609 777401 | www.jkanorth.com

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Peace of Mind…whatever the weather!

THE worst September rainfall figures for more than 30 years have brought misery and mess to many people. Incessant rain falling with such ferocity and for long periods of time may have caused damage to your flat roof in your home or business. If you have suffered or are concerned that you may have experienced damage then please give locally operated Flat Roof Company a call on Freephone 0800 212548. “Over 25 years, we have built up expertise and a reputation for quality work and material,” said director Kevin Moody. “We are here to stay and that gives our customers continuity and peace of mind. They know we will be here to help and deal with any problems in the future. Some companies in this business do a job, offer a 25-year guarantee and then go bust the following year, leaving a worthless warranty. Our 25-year warranty is insurance-backed, so will be honoured no matter what”. The Flat Roof Company has just reached another major milestone – having fitted more than 35,000 roofs, whether on homes, schools or commercial premises around Yorkshire. This company has succeeded, where others have failed, using topquality materials. Traditional flat roof materials, many laid in narrow strips, have consistently failed to provide the longevity and performance sought by home and property owners. Customers now

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seek low-maintenance “fit and forget” solutions to traditional home maintenance issues and The Flat Roof Company’s solutions are Tuffdek and it’s new complimentary system, Tufflex.

efficient insulating material into its new, or repaired flat roofs, since the Government introduced minimum insulation levels into building regulations. The appropriately named “warm roof” is a foil-backed insulating board up to ten times more efficient than the fibre-glass quilting normally stuff between joints. Up to 30% of heat can be lost through a flat roof, but the “warm roof” reduces that loss to under 5%, an obvious saving on heating bills.

Tuffdek is a reinforced polyester laminate laid in situ on your flat or gently-sloping roof, forming a tough, single and totally jointless laminated membrane. It is fully bonded to a quality plywood decking and is available in a range of colours and finishes. The effect is that your roof is now effectively totally encapsulated, offering you peace of mind whatever the weather. As there are no joints whatsoever in the laminate, the chances of future leaks are obviously considerably minimized.

The Flat Roof Company has built up such a good reputation in the industry that it has regularly been approached by others wanting to set up. Due to this, the company began operating carefully-trained and regulated franchises and now has a network of 20 around the country. “We are fully licensed by the British Board of Agrements, a watchdog in our industry and similar ones., says Kevin, “We are subject to regular quality checks before relicensing, so we know we are doing things right.”

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Blue Cross Update Winter Tips

When the temperature drops over the colder months there are a few things we need to do to keep our pet warm and safe. Like us, some pets are more reluctant to go outside when it is cold and rainy but try and keep to your dog’s usual routine if you can and make sure they still get their daily walks and exercise. You may need a coat for them if they are a shortcoated breed such as a greyhound or Chihuahua. If your walk takes you near water in freezing weather it is best to make sure your dog is on their lead until you are clear. Dogs can run out onto the ice which can be dangerous. Don’t go after your dog if they get onto ice as it can be highly dangerous for you too. Grit and salt can get in between paw pads and can be painful so give their feet a wash when you get home. Also be vigilant with your cat if antifreeze and salt are being used around the neighbourhood. Both can be very dangerous to cats but they seem to enjoy licking it.

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Pets spending more time indoors can get bored so make sure you put time aside for a game. They might also put on weight if they aren’t getting as much exercise so it is worth giving them a bit less or hide some of it around the house.

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Don’t let pets stay outside too long either. Just like us they can develop hypothermia and frostbite. Cats can sometimes get stuck somewhere unsuitable so it might be best to keep them indoors when it is really really cold.

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The Blue Cross Big Neutering Campaign Blue Cross centre in Thirsk has cared for almost double the number of unwanted and homeless kittens compared to last year. Sadly, this is a trend across the country with more and more litters of puppies and kittens being abandoned and pregnant pets given up to charity centres. The only solution to this growing crisis is for more pets to be neutered to prevent the suffering of even more puppies and kittens being given up or even being thrown away like rubbish. In October Blue Cross launched a ‘Big Neutering Campaign’ to raise awareness of the benefits of getting pets neutered. Not only does neutering prevent unwanted litters being born, but there are also many health benefits for pets. If your pet isn’t neutered yet, make sure you talk to your vet about the procedure. For more information about the campaign visit www. bluecross.org.uk/neuter If would like to find out about the pets looking for homes at Blue Cross in Thirsk, or about our events, or to make a donation please contact the centre on 0300 777 1540, email thirsk@ bluecross.org.uk, visit the website: www.bluecross.org.uk/ thirsk or join us on Facebook and Twitter!

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MV Mobility: p30

Askham Tax & Accountantcy Ltd: p28 Coles Solicitors: p1 Eura Audit UK: p5 Mowatt Financial Planning: p23 NFU Thirsk: p1

Electrical Services

Firewood

Moss’s Motors: p15 Sutton Village Hall: p15

Bee Keeping Agricultural Supply Services: p20

Boiler & Oil Tank Servicing Oilforce: p25

Builders & Contractors A Step Above Loft Conversions: p29 Concrete 4 U: p29 Galtres Timber: p7 HG1 Roofing: p20 PWM Platforms: p10 T. G & H Harper Builders Ltd: p23 The Flat Roof Company: p24 W Gaunt Ltd: p8

Business Services CK Services: p27 Printing.com: p13 The Specialists: p22

Cleaning Services Daily Poppins: p8

Dentists Clock Tower Dental: p19

Design & Print CK Services: p27 Printing.com: p13 The Specialists: p22

Elderly Care A Turner Electrical: p6 ADI Communications: p23 Aerial & Sat Fix Ltd: p13 Electrocare: p28 Handy Andy: p28

Brain Pask Hardwood Logs: p20 PJ Taylor Forestry: p21 White Horse Timber: p21

Food & Drink

Entertainment Good Company Yorkshire: p19 Precious Gems: p28

Events Christmas in Ripon: p16-17 Sutton Village Hall: p15 Your Place Or Mine Events: p14

Buck Inn - Maunby: p15 Dog & Gun: p14 Jaipur Spice: p32 Old Station Yard: p15 Raj Of India: p3 Wiltshire Farm Foods: p32

Furniture Simply Furniture: p12 Treske Ltd: p23

Garden Services Baldersby Plant Centre: p20 BATA Country Store & Garden Centre: p21 Concrete 4 U: p29 Galtres Timber: p7 North Yorkshire Tree Care: p28 Northallerton Garden Services: p21 T & C Landscapes: p8 White’s Garden Services: p28

Hire Home & Interiors A Step Above Loft Conversions: p29 Brian Jones Upholstery: p5 Easingwold Bathrooms: p4 Granary Picture Framing: p11 Rooms By Design: p6 Rydenor Paints: p9 Spectrum Picture Framing & Gallery: p5 Stairs & More: p9 Treske Ltd: p23

Jewellery Precious Gems: p28

Joinery Jason Hammond Joinery: p6

Kitchen & Bathroom Design Dales of Thirsk: p28 Dream Doors: p1 Easingwold Bathrooms: p4 Holme Design: p9 Howdens Joinery: p4 Plumbcraft: p8 Rooms By Design: p6 Treske Ltd: p23

Gifts

Mobility Assistance

Toys Around The Corner: p11

Motoring

MV Mobility: p30

Moss’s Motors: p15 Station Autos: p27 Northallerton Decorators: p9 AJ Fabrications: p27 BATA Country Store & Garden Centre: p2 Skeldale Vets: p26

Plumbing Stan Lee Plumbing & Heating: p28

Property Maintenance AMR Locksmiths: p28 Cloudy 2 Clear: p25 Handy Andy: p28 Jason Hammond Joinery: p6 PWM Platforms: p10

Removals Generation Removals: p8

Safety North Yorkshire Fire Safety: p29 North Yorkshire Road Safety: p31

Socialising Good Company Yorkshire: p19

Solar Power Peak Power Systems: p6

Sports & Leisure JDW Fitness: p18 The Bicycle Clinic: p10 Thirsk Northallerton Golf Club: p14

Training Yorkshire Training Enterpirse: p12

Tree Surgery North Yorkshire Tree Care: p28

Weddings

Bridal Factory Outlet: p13 Your Place Or Mine Events: p14

Worship Hollybush Christian Fellowship: p22

Brian Fall Car Repairs: p27

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