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Editors letter

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elcome to the November and December edition of The West Essex Directory, your local community magazine and business Directory. 2012 is drawing to a close, and it’s been quite a year for me. I started the year working in the library, standing behind a counter, grinning inanely and being of precious little use to anybody. Well that’s all changed. I now work for the City of London in Epping Forest, where I stand behind a counter, grinning inanely and being of precious little use to anybody. Evidently I was really good at this. My employers were so impressed with the inane grin and the uselessness that they have taken me on on a permanent basis. The fools. I’m now Assistant Inane Grinner to the Head Inane Grinner. Upwards and onwards.

Contents PUZZLES Sudoku Fun Quiz Crossword

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HOME & GARDEN Beauty Feature: The Power of Perfume Home and Interiors: Revamp It Up Health Feature: Choosing the right therapy

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GENERAL Computers Motoring Feature: Chevrolet Cruze SW Travel Feature: The Great Wall of China Technology Feature: Ones To Watch Inventions

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REVIEWS Book Review Film Review

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COMMUNITY Community Events Local Useful Numbers

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

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But rest assured that, alongside these onerous duties of grinning and uselessness, I shall continue to devote my fullest attention to the inanities that I contribute to these pages. You don’t escape that lightly. And now that we are bi-monthly, I’m planning to be twice as inane and useless. That seems to be working out quite well. David Young

FRONT COVER PHOTO: Connault Waters, Chingford Plains by Alexander Tracey (www.agtimagefile.com)

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Editor Features Editor Sales Manager David Young Sue Lavery Andy Green Proprietor & Publisher: Peter Atkinson, E4 Publishing

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enture photography has been capturing the stories of families worldwide for well over a decade. With their state-of-the-art studios, highly trained award winning photographers and world class UK production facilities, Venture produce fabulous works of art to delight every customer. The South Woodford studio was one of the very first to join the Venture brand and has photographed well over 10,000 families including those of famous local celebrities and footballers. Situated on the High Road the studio can cater for all varieties of pets as well as children and families of up to twenty people! Whether you want stylish, fun and informal or digital creativity, Venture has the team and technology to produce the image you desire. The viewing of your images or “Design Consultancy” as it is called is an experience in itself as your show is projected to music and there is even a (soft) drinks menu! If you are looking for a fun, relaxed and creative experience that will produce a lasting work of art of your family, why not give Venture South Woodford a call on 020 8504 8463, you are sure of a warm welcome.

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Computers or buttons, bells and Babbage

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n 1965, my Dad went back to his old university, where a giant computer occupied several of the old physics labs. Wires sprang from cabinets, and looped overhead, and doubled back on themselves and linked to lights that flashed at random intervals. Something or other made the occasional bleep. Streams of paper ran to and fro on reels behind Perspex windows. The very air seemed to smell of progress and electricity. Somewhere there was a bell. Dad sat at a table which was covered with buttons, switches, sliding things and a bell, and he patiently entered the coded programme that he had prepared. “Fingers crossed then,” he said to a bloke in a white coat, then pressed some buttons. The vast computer groaned into action. More lights flashed. The bleep became more frantic. Ribbons of paper streamed round and round. “I’ve programmed it to calculate 2 + 2,” Dad said. The giant machine churned on and on into the afternoon. Thunderous clunking noises came from behind glass partitions. Finally a card plopped onto the floor. “Not bad,” Dad said, stooping to pick it up. “18.3. Think I’ll need to tweak the programme a touch though.” Computers, of course, have changed greatly since that day in 1965. A washing machine now has more computing power than the Saturn rockets that took men to the moon. But, to Dad, the computer of 1965 was state of the art stuff. It’s impossible to date the first computer as definitions vary. The word first appeared in 1613 to de-

My Dad (right) at work

scribe a person who did calculations. The general understanding of a computer, however, is of a machine that can be programmed to perform operations in logic, so Charles Babbage’s ‘analytical engine’ of 1837 is the first example of such a machine. It incorporated many features that would still be found in the 1965 version. Punched cards, an inbuilt memory, an internal unit to carry out more complex procedures, loops and branches in its programming, and, most importantly, a bell. Babbage never completed its construction, but his son demonstrated a version in 1906. Alan Turing, famed for his work at Bletchley, was the man who is now regarded as the father of computer science. The Turing Machine, described in 1936, was a hypothetical device of different symbols on a tape that instructed the machine to perform different functions. In 1941, Konrad Zuse built the Z3, the first com-

Babbage's analytical engine

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Computers and puter to be conmodern phones trolled through a open up all sorts of programme. new ways for me In 1943, Tommy not to keep in Flowers built the touch. Once upon Colossus, the first a time, I would not electronic version. phone my friends, Subsequent proor not write. But gress in other now the options branches of sciseem infinite. I can ence, such as the not e-mail, not printed circuit text, not Skype, board and transisand not contact tors, and, in the them on all sorts of 1970s, microprocsocial networks. essors, made comThe possibilities for puters faster and 1965 computer not keeping in smaller and more touch are now endless. powerful, until, in the 1980s, home computers began And nobody foresaw this social aspect either, to appear. Without bells. where juvenile jibber-jabber is afforded the merit of Nowadays, whether we like it or not, and often political polemic, not because of what is said, but without our knowing it, computers control the because each message reaches billions. What was world. Nobody saw it coming. Not Babbage. Not once a scribbled note under a schoolboy’s desk now even my Dad. The novels from the golden age of Scigoes out on social networks, and the whole world Fi are seldom read now, as the authors could not can learn that Smelly Ellis Stinks. Nobody at all saw foresee this future – their heroes travelled to stars, this coming. Not even my Dad. but couldn’t Google themselves a map to get home by. David Young

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Rambling Unites West Essex and Germany

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or a unique walking and cultural experience 26 West Essex Ramblers recently travelled to Lengerich in north Germany. Masterminded by Chingford members Frances and John Fogelman and German friends Helgard and Ulrich, they put on a programme of guided walks together with cultural and social events. During the 7 day trip they walked parts of a long distance path, Hermann's Weg. The visit also included conducted tours of the old city centres of Osnabr端ck and M端nster.

The West Essex members stayed in a gasthof close to the small town of Lengerich where Helgard and Ulrich live, and on one day a local group joined the English participants for a historical tour of the town. Later the combined

group enjoyed a 6 mile ramble in the delightful wooded hills close by. Afterwards a typical German 'high tea' was put on making a delicious end to a busy and stimulating day. Social events at the gasthof included a concert by a local choir, who encouraged the English to join in with the mainly German songs. On the last night a genial quiz took place, again involving both German and English members. New friends were made that evening and plans for an exchange visit at some time in the future were talked about.

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Puzzles

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Experience Epping Forest by Bike

xploring Epping Forest by bike is a great way of getting away from it all, discovering London's biggest open space. Autumn and winter is the best time to have a bike ride in Epping Forest. The changing colours look stunning. The crisp, cooler days provide an excellent climate for cycling, even getting a bit muddy can be fun! There are lots of great places to visit, such as High Beach where there are tea huts, a café, pub and visitor centre. Or why not ride to Chingford Plain where there is The View - a new visitor centre, Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge and newly refurbished café. What if you don’t have a bike? ‘Go Further Cycling’ are a local family run cycle hire centre based at Debden House Camp Site in Epping Forest who specialise in mountain bike hire and guided rides. Bikes are available to pre-book all year round. They have a selection of men’s, ladies and kids mountain bikes, trailers, tag-a-longs and child seats. After you have hired a bike, you may enjoy it so much that you want to buy one. Go Further Cycling sell new and ex-hire bikes too. They also sell a range of accessories.

Regular Epping Forest Cyclists Nick & Naomi Allen

If you have your own bike, they are happy to give advice about cycling in Epping Forest. They also offer a full range of service and repairs. For further information call Go Further Cycling on 07944 699 563, email info@gofurthercycling.co.uk or visit www.GoFurtherCycilng.co.uk

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Felt top Woody dropped (6) Two drugs for an eccentric! (8) Senorita's bust statement (9) A seer somehow to rub out (5) Thoughts of Sadie, perhaps (5) Soils seen around female animals (9) Girls after initially good spectacles (7) Denial by a hot shipbuilder (4) Man made from a staple crop (4) I encode a type of drug (7) Agreed on a fizzy drink (9) Girl in Ephesus? I envy her! (5) Ineffectual way to arrange a pet in (5) Alien gent rendered clumsy (9) Coy tales about attendants (8) Null we arranged poorly (6)

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Call Peter Angel on 020 8504 6611 for an informal chat or to arrange an appointment

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Call for more carers for teenagers

ssex County Council has made a plea for more carers to come forward to support local teenagers. Whilst the Council has made considerable progress in recruiting foster carers for younger children, there is still a shortage of carers willing to consider fostering older children. That is despite 41% of the children coming into care being aged from 12 to 16. The County Council is particularly keen to hear from skilled people with experience of engaging or working with young people, possibly gained from teaching, youth work, social work or fostering. Potential applicants will need a spare room, resilience and patience to support a young person in their home. They will also need the time to attend daytime training and meetings and to be available outside of school hours and during the school holidays. Successful applicants will receive training, support and a financial package worth up to £430 per week with generous tax exemptions. With such high demand for carers for teenagers, foster carers for older children also tend to experience fewer and shorter gaps between placements, compared to carers for younger children.

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Jim Bond who has fostered over 80 children, many of them teenagers said: “Living with teenagers is challenging for many families but for those that foster demands can be even greater. This has been and remains the best job I've ever done and it is extremely rewarding to see a young person move to adulthood in a positive way.” County Councillor Ray Gooding, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services said: “A stable foster placement gives a young person the chance to continue their education, and gives them the support and encouragement of a loving family. With the right foster family older children can thrive.” A fostering information event is being held at 7pm on Wednesday 10 October at Central Baptist Church, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford, CM1 1LN for potential carers to find out more and to chat to experienced foster carers. For more details or to find out more about fostering please call 0800 801 530 or visit www.essex.gov.uk/fostering

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Local cyclists go Dutch for Haven House

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group of local cyclists has raised an amazing £15k for Haven House, by taking part in a 300 mile charity bike ride from London to Amsterdam. The challenge, led by Haven House supporter Terry Chinery, saw 15 amateur cyclists ride through Harwich, Arnhem and Utrecht, on a 3-day trip, with all funds raised coming to the hospice. Terry from Buckhurst Hill explains; ‘We are a group of local amateur cyclists who wanted to have some fun on the bikes, set ourselves a challenge and raise money for Cyclists set off from Winston Churchill Statue in Woodford Green Haven House – we’re all really proud of the amount we raised.’ Calling all London Marathon Runners Mike Palfreman, Chief Executive of the WoodLocal residents who have applied for the Virgin ford Green hospice said; ‘We’re really pleased London Marathon 2013, will just be finding out that Terry and his team decided to fundraise for whether they have been successful in obtaining an Haven House. Another great example of how own place at the event. the local community gets behind the work that For those that have, Haven House is urging we do here with life-limited children and families.’ them to consider running for the hospice. Chief Executive, Mike Palfreman, says; ‘Haven House does so much for life-limited children and their families in the area and it would be great to see local runners supporting us at an event as high profile as the London marathon.’ He continues; ‘We had 9 local runners last year, raising a good deal of money for the hospice, but we would really like to increase that next year, particularly as it’s our 10th birthday year.’

Community Fundraiser, Charlotte Terry, receives cheque from cyclists at Cricketers Pub in Woodford Green

For more information about how you can fundraise for Haven House, please contact events@havenhouse.org.uk or contact 020 8506 3637

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HAVE FUN LEARNING TO PLAY BRIDGE Ray Green invites you to join the East London Bridge Club. This is what he said, “Bridge is a trick taking game of skill and chance played by four players who form two partnerships; the partners sit opposite each other at the table. Bridge can be a lifelong pursuit and a learning process that never ends. It can be exciting, challenging, frustrating but never boring. It is a social card game that includes strategy, trust and teamwork. You can develop friendships with others who are learning and already playing bridge. It is also a great way to sharpen your memory and exercise the brain. Once you have learnt the basics of bridge you are able to practice with friends. The only cost is a couple of packs of cards and the tea and biscuits. From Friday 18th January 2013 I shall be giving afternoon lessons from 2.30-4.30pm. These will be on every Friday except 29th March (Easter). I am offering a 32-lesson course that will cover all aspects of this interesting game and help you to be ready to play in one of the many local bridge clubs. Each 2-hour lesson including a tea/coffee and biscuit break is £10 per person. You only pay for the lessons you attend and will be given the opportunity to cover missed lessons on a later course. On these lessons you will be partnered with another member of the class. You are of course welcome to join with one or more friends and learn in a relaxing, comfortable home environment. Later in this course I also offer supervised bridge play. These are 2 hour play sessions on Wednesday afternoons 2.30-4.30 pm and on Thursday evenings 7.30-9.30 pm. For those who wish to improve their bridge play I organise intermediate evening lessons on the second

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and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 7.30 – 9.30pm.” If you are thinking of joining Ray’s course and would like to take advantage of the special beginner’s offer send your cheque for £50 with your name, address, home and mobile phone numbers to Ray at the address below. For more details contact Ray on 020 8281 8376. SPECIAL BEGINNER’S OFFER If you wish to pay in advance for the first five lessons of the course, you will be given the course book (retail price £25) free of charge on the first lesson. Payment to arrive before 6th January 2013. If you wish to take advantage of this offer, please send your cheque for £50 to RAY GREEN 22 Horsley Road, Chingford, London E4 7HX For more details go to www.eastlondonbridge.co.uk OR phone Ray on 020 8281 8376.

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Community Events and What’s On WEST ESSEX RAMBLERS A friendly walking group with a varied range of walks every Wed., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. Sorry, no dogs. For a sample programme telephone 020 8502 1628 www.westessexramblers.org.uk. 3 Nov., Sat., 10.30 Starting from Snaresbrook station, this 7 mile walk goes through Wanstead, Valentines Park, South Ilford, Barking parks, and Barking Abbey grounds, finishing at Barking station. There will be commentary on points of interest. Bring a picnic. 10 Nov., Sat. 9.30 From Chingford Station, this 5-6 m. circular walk will take you through fields and forest. 15 Nov., Thurs., 10.30 Meet at Canning Town Station, street level Matchday exit. This 5 m. linear walk will be beside the Lee and Thames rivers to Island Gardens DLR station. There will be some commentary on history and conservation in the Docklands.

FOREST PHILHARMONIC EVENT Sunday 4 November, 6.30pm, Walthamstow Assembly Hall. WEBER Der Freischütz Overture. STRAUSS Oboe Concerto. BRAHMS Symphony No.4. Mark Shanahan conductor. Gareth Hulse oboe. Principal Oboe of the London Sinfonietta and London Mozart Players, Gareth Hulse is one of the most highly-regarded oboists in the country and we are delighted he is joining us to open the new season. Dramatic and passionate, the evening comes to a rousing close with Brahms’s Fourth Symphony.

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Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society. MONDAY 5 NOVEMBER 7.30pm - 9.30pm. St James' Church, Palmerston Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex IG9. All welcome. £1 including refreshments. (Tel: 020 8504 3238).

GILWELL PARK CONFERENCE CENTRE OPEN DAY Come and visit us on Thursday 8th November, 2pm4pm! Apart from a tour of our facilities, set within 108 acres of mature parkland, you can also sample our new finger buffet and beverages. Free entry. Gilwell Park Conference Centre, Bury Road, Chingford, London, E4 7QW. 020 8498 5300.

FLORAL ART DEMONSTRATION Thursday 15th November national demonstrator. Irene Bowkett 'A Christmas Melody' at Victory Hall, Chigwell. 2.004.00pm visitors £7 contact 0208 505 2716

GALA CONCERT Saturday 17th November, 7.30pm at Chigwell School (New Hall), IG7 6QF. Gala Concert by the Chigwell Choir to celebrate their Diamond Jubilee. The choir, conducted by Alexander Campkin, will be performing, Jubilee Mass (Weber), Regina Coeli in C major (Mozart) and Donna Nobis Pacem (Vaughan Williams) with orchestral accompaniment and soloists. The Chigwell School Chapel Choir will be joining us for the Mozart as well as singing 2 Mealor madrigals. We also expect a surprise item to open the concert. www.chigwellchoir.org. Tickets: Adults £12, Concessions £10, Under 16 £5, available on the door, in advance from 020 8504 8443 or online

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WOODFORD CONCERT SOCIETY Sunday 18 November at 3.00pm, at Forest School, Snaresbrook, E17 3PY. WENDY NIEPER, soprano. JULIEN CHERIYAN, piano. Come and hear ex Swingle Singer Wendy Nieper in a varied and colourful programme from Rachmaninov to Debussy and songs from the Michel Legrand songbook and more..! Tickets available by telephoning Michael on 020 8529 3571 or at the door.

BACK TO ROCK N ROLL A Freddy Boy "Rock & Roll" dance/concert with Chas Hodges and his Rock "n" Roll band. Freddy Boys Rock n Roll Nites presents: Chas Hodges and his Rock "n" Roll band Concert & Dance. (Yes it's Chas from "Chas n Dave" with original drummer Micky Burt) Still pumping the old piano and singing all the Chas n Dave hits: "Rabbit", "Gercha", "Aint No Pleasing You" etc. and a top DJ Spinning the RnR decks on Friday 21st December. Enjoy a Christmas Knees Up. Venue: Chingford Assembly Hall, Station Road, Chingford E4 7EN. Dance Floor, Bar, Car Park. 7:30pm 11:55pm. Advance tickets £15 (also £15 at the door if any left) Limited tickets, advanced ticket purchase/reservation recommended. Info & tickets, Tel: Freddy Boy: 07930 544 312. or write with S.A.E. & cheque to: F. Humphreys 35 Homebush House, 142 Kings Head Hill, Chingford E4 7PW. If you'd like your organisation to be listed here, please email the details to: ce@thewestessexdirectory.co.uk

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Film Favourites from All Star Films

All Star Films make professional corporate films: www.allstarfilms.com by Thom Goddard

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FILM REVIEW

he coming of Christmas and with award season just around the corner, some of the biggest films of the year are released in November and December. Peter Jackson returns with The Hobbit (14th December) and Tom Cruise stars in the all-action Jack Reacher (26th December). However, your local reviewer hasn’t seen those movies so here are some of the best films in the last months of 2012. Enjoy! Released: 2nd November - The Master This is a horrible movie to sit through but one of the best films of the year. Joaquin Phoenix plays a US sailor struggling to return to civilian life after the horrors of World War II. He joins a cult that uses fanaticism and lies as religion but comes to question how much of a difference it is making in his life. This is a beautiful, moving film that may make you squirm in parts but you’ll be applauding by the end. 9th November - People Like Us Sam is a salesman with money troubles. Salvation appears when his hated father dies leaving $150,000. However, Sam is charged with giving the money to a recovering alcoholic he’s never met. Who happens to be his long lost sister. Although a contrived concept, this is an emotionally resonant drama, nicely shot film about the complexity of family relationships and a lesson on not taking life at face value. 7th December - The Odd Life of Timothy Green There is a special something about this movie and that makes it a perfect family film for Christmas. A childless couple bury a box in their garden containing all of their wishes for a son. An infant soon appears but young Timothy Green is not your average boy. Although produced by Disney Pictures, this is not their regular fair engaging with issues of adoption and bullying. But this is a charming, witty and sweet movie for everyone. 20th December - Life of Pi Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain) directs a visually breathtaking adaptation of Yann Martel’s best-selling book. The plot revolves around an Indian boy named ‘Pi’ who, after a shipwreck, finds himself on a lifeboat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. However, his only company is a hyena, a zebra, and an orangutan. And a 450-pound Bengal tiger. The film relies heavily on its sumptuous cinematography and is a fitting visualisation of the book.

DVDs to please With Christmas fast approaching the shelves are stocked with the best DVDs and Blu- Rays of the year. From TV-land there’s Downton Abbey - Series 1-3 (5th Nov on DVD rrp: £44.99 and Blu-Ray rrp: £49.99) with every episode of the Emmy Award winning show and, starring Dustin Hoffman, Luck - Season 1 (3rd Dec DVD rrp: £19.99 and Blu-Ray rrp: £24.99) is stunning. From the big screen The Bourne Legacy (3rd Dec on DVD rrp: £14.99 and Blu-Ray rrp: £19.99) is an intelligent action flick while Christopher Nolan completes his Batman trilogy with The Dark Knight Returns (3rd Dec on DVD rrp: £14.99 and Blu-Ray rrp: £19.99) and all 3 films in The Dark Knight Trilogy (3rd Dec on DVD rrp: £29.99 and Blu-Ray rrp: £39.99). Enjoy! 36

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Cineworld Cinemas Tel: 0871 200 2000 www.cineworld.co.uk 208 Southbury Road, Enfield, EN1 1YQ I Scene, Clements Rd, Ilford, IG1 1BP

Odeon Cinemas Tel: 0871 224 4007 www.odeon.co.uk

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Useful telephone numbers - all in one place EMERGENCY SERVICES - Fire/Police/Ambulance - DIAL 999 (or 112) Childline

0800 1111

Samaritans

08457 90 90 90

Crimestoppers

0800 555 111

RSPCA Cruelty Line

0300 1234 999

Consumer Advice

08454 04 05 06

National Rail Enquiries

08457 48 49 50

Gas Emergencies

0800 111 999

Heathrow Airport

0870 000 0123

Citizens Advice Bureau

020 8502 0031

Gatwick Airport

0870 000 2468

NHS Direct

0845 4647

Stansted Airport

0870 000 0303

Thames Water

0845 9 200 800

Luton Airport

01582 405 100

Age Concern

020 8478 2896

London City Airport

(020) 7646 0088

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS for friends and families of alcoholics. Al-Anon Family Groups offer understanding and support to anyone whose life is, or has been deeply affected by someone else’s drinking whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not, whether you are living with the alcoholic or not. You need not be alone. To speak to someone who understands and for details of an Al-Anon meeting near you, ring the confidential helpline on: 020 7403 0888 (10 am-10pm). w: www.al-anonuk.org.uk e: enquiries@al-anonuk.org.uk.

Family Groups Ltd., Registered Charity.

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MJ Glazing Repairs Ltd. www.mjglazingrepairs.com WITH RISING CRIME IN YOUR AREA

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Index of advertisers Accountants Peter Angel & Co

Fitness - Misc 24

Architect Nic Antony Architects Ltd

7

My Dream Kitchen

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Chigwell Victory Hall

Garage Conversions

Blind Gallery

West Essex Garage Conversions

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JMG Property Services

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L Finch

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Woodville Building Services

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Community Event 15

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Alisons Decorating Services

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BC Painting and Decorating

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D Mulqueen

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Belgrave Motor Services

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London & Essex Heating Ltd

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Plumb-Go

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Sebastian Plumbing & Heating Services 6

Reflexology 21

Replacement Windows & Doors 44

Restaurant 3

Roofing Services Contractors

2

Mile End American Pool & Snooker

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Nursery

Solicitor Sweetman, Burke & Sinker

Crostyx HC

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Escape Leisure Enterprises Ltd

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Kip McGrath

5

Upholsterery 35

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Collards Upholstery Limited

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Leadale Upholstery

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Waste Disposal Arbis

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Web Design Swivel Creations

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Sports Club

Music Tuition

AR Cook Pest Control

5

Heatwiz

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Pest Control

Electrical Services

Gasmarc

Snooker & American Pool

Motor Car - Services

Matt Green

Plumbing/Heating Services

Diamond Roofing & Guttering

Medical-Aesthetic Clinic

Oven Wizards Franchising Ltd

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Leonardo's

Indoor Lighting

Dipstick's, Tyres and Exhausts

Photography Studio

Eco Trade 17

Training

Dental Clinic

Ultra Electrics

MJ Glazing Repairs Ltd

St Winifreds

Decorating Services

The Longwood Clinic

5

Valley Groomers

Lilian

Glass & Glazing

London Music House

Cycle Hire Go Further Cycling Ltd

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Paint Technik

Computer Services Andy's Computer Repairs

MG Landscapes

The Body Clinic

Cleaning Services

City of London Corporation

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Argus

Chiropodist

Angels

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Lofty Heights Tree Surgeons

Moo-Creative

Cleaning

Dean Shulton

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Graphic Design Service

Carpet, Curtain, & Upholstery M&K Cleaning Services

Cosy Catz

Venture Photography

Gardening Services

Building Services Dendale Construction Ltd

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Function Hall

Blinds

CP Building Contractors

Pet Services 21

Fitted Kitchens

Beauty Therapy Tranquillity Beauty Therapy

Nordic Walking

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Come visit our showroom at 42 Station Way Buckhurst Hill IG9 6LN

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