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Part of serving the residents of Congleton

May 2018

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The Warehouse M6 Bed The Bed Warehouse


YOUR LOCAL BED SPECIALIST NEW SHOWROOM NOW OPEN! The largest selection of beds in South Cheshire and North Staffs has been extended!

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Over 160 beds on display Free Delivery Free disposal of your old bed Free undercover parking Open 7 days a week: Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday 10am-4pm

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3 Quick Reference Guide Useful Numbers 4 Congleton Town Council Update 10/11 East Cheshire Wills 16/17 Cloudy2Clear Windows 21 Dream Doors 24/25 The glory of Wales’s beaches feature 26 Ableworld 28/29 Greenthumb Lawncare Treatment Services 30/31 Cheshire Home improvements 32/33 Our New Monthly Tasty Treats feature 34 12th Anniversary feature 35 Ooh I could make that feature 36 So Cheshire 37 RNLI – Threeshires Cycle Sportive 38 Quiz pages 40/41 Andrea’s AMMF Army feature 42/43 Index 46


Do you find it difficult to get someone to come and do a small job?

* Extra Lights * Additional Sockets * Rewires * Smoke Alarms * New Fuse Boards * Landlord & Homebuyer Inspections Fault finding & Repairs ------------------------------------------

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I will assure you of a quick response and a reasonably priced service Disclaimer  Every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy in this publication. The publishers do not accept liability for any loss or damage however caused

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on selected products while stocks last

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Sales Great advice, genuine discounts on Rollers, Sectionals, Up and Over. Service Preventative maintenance. Repairs Fast and friendly.

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Visit our showroom at: Radway Green Garden Centre, Crewe Road, Alsager, Cheshire. CW1 5UJ

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West Street Congleton Cheshire CW12 1JR 01260 297579 / 271476 email:

Independent Service & Repairs MOT test centre

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Fully equipped workshop Diagnostic and fault finding Manufacturers parts fitted Service & re-gas to all air con & climate control systems

• REVO power upgrades to petrol and diesel vehicles • Save money on your service & repair costs • We can service your car from new including PCP contract servicing

Congleton War Memorial Hospital

01260 294800

Cheshire Police non-emergency


Meadowside Medical Centre

01260 272331

Health Centre out of hours


Macclesfield District Gen Hospital

01625 421000

NHS Direct



0300 123 45 55

Cheshire East Council

0300 123 55 00

Congleton Library

01260 375550

Congleton Leisure Centre

01260 387717

Manchester Airport

08712 710 711

Readesmoor Medical Group Practice

01260 276161

Holmes Chapel Hearing Centre

01477 533620

Congleton Town Council

01260 270350

National Rail Enquiries

0845 748 4950

Gas Emergencies Transco

0800 111 999

Water Emergencies United Utilities

0845 746 2200

Electrical Emergency e.on

0800 3281111


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6 Dear Readers - Welcome to the latest edition! I’m pleased to tell you all that on the morning of the 23rd February, I along with 5 others of my team reached the summit of ‘The world’s largest freestanding mountain Kilimanjaro’! it was one of the toughest things I have ever experienced so far both mentally and physically, but also the most rewarding as well. My son did amazing well to get to just over 15,000 feet before he had to turn back due to suffering with symptoms of mountain sickness. I’m so proud of my team of friends that joined me on this venture and together we have raised over £26,800 for The AMMF Cholangiocarcinoma cancer charity! We have lots of amazing businesses in this issue ready to offer you their services. Whether it’s a new living room/bedroom, landscape gardening or just needing someone to do those odd jobs you keep putting off, we have lots of businesses on hand waiting to help. Please remember when contacting any of the businesses in the magazine to mention where you saw them. I run 5 separate magazines covering Sandbach, Holmes Chapel, Congleton, Winsford and Northwich. We have just increased our overall distribution to 46,000 to include some of the newer housing developments across the areas. If you are a business owner or know someone else that is, let them know about us, our little magazines really do work. Our magazines can also be viewed on our website, helping your advert reach an even wider audience! Adverts start from just over £21 per issue (based on the 1/8th page advert)! You can also follow us on Facebook & Twitter, so if you haven’t already liked us on these please do this today and keep up with the latest information and offers.


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Helping to protect your most important investment... Your home! Blocked gutters is the most common cause of damp We offer an annual cleaning service at competitive prices from as little as £40 All rubbish removed from guttering Downspouts unblocked & flushed Soffits, facias & cladding cleaned Repairs • Gutter erecting Don’t leave it until its to late, ring for your FREE quote

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Congleton Town Council Latest News and Updates Annual Town Meeting & Congleton Mayor Making Congleton’s Annual Town Meeting will take place on Thursday 26th April from 7-8.30pm. This is not a council meeting, but a meeting for residents where you can have your say on all matters connected to Congleton and is hosted by the Town Mayor. There will be a number of short presentations followed by a chance to ask questions. Congleton’s next Mayor Making Ceremony will take place as part of the Annual Town Council meeting held in the Town Hall on Thursday 17th May at 7pm. This meeting is open to all and is part of a long tradition of Mayors in Congleton. The Mayors Civic Parade will be held on Sunday 17th June, meeting at the back of the Town Hall at 2.15pm. For more information on the above meetings, see: Makers Market Comes to Congleton The last Saturday of the month will see the pedestrian area packed with stalls as the Makers Market comes to town! The first market will be held on the 28th April and is designed to offer something different for local people as well as boost footfall to help Congleton’s Town Centre shops and market. The Makers Market company organises monthly artisan markets in 14 towns across the area and is really excited about bringing the offer to Congleton now that the public realm works are complete. For the latest information see: Paddling Pool Cool down at the pool this summer! Congleton Paddling Pool, Park Road, is open daily from 10am-6pm from 26th May until early September. The pool is managed by Congleton Town Council and has been enjoyed by many for decades! It’s designed for children aged 11 years and under. A member of staff will be present, but all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Car parking on the roads surrounding the pool is time-limited and restrictive. Daneside Theatre is a private car park, so users are advised to walk, cycle, travel on the bus or park in one of the Town Centre car parks. See: for more information. Congleton Food and Drink Festival Congleton Food & Drink Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on Sunday 10th June. From 10.30am – 4.30pm the Town Centre will be buzzing with around 120 stalls selling wonderful range of dedicated local produce. The stall holders will be sharing their passion for their top quality, healthy and mostly locally produced food with thousands of visitors in town.

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11 The festival is organised by Congleton Community Projects and a great team of volunteers- if you would like to be on the team or volunteer on the day, call: 01260 270908, email: or see: Stunning Seasonal Photos for Congleton In Bloom The Congleton In Bloom team is on the lookout for stunning photographs of Congleton for a 2019 calendar. If you’re a keen amateur or just a little snap happy, the In Bloom team would love you to enter. The competition is open until the end of July and you can enter a maximum of 12 pictures. The entries must be set in Congleton and need to be at least 1mb each in density. The creators of the 12 pictures chosen for the calendar will each receive a gift voucher. The judges will be looking for a variety of seasons and locations across the town. To enter, send your photos by email to or in the post to: CIB Photo Competition, Congleton Town Council, Congleton Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN. The work must be your own. Details sent with the photo will only be used for the purposes of contacting the winners. Key Dates April 20th- NHS Blood Service, Town Hall, 1.45-4.15pm – 5.30-7.45pm 21st- Life Art Lessons, The Old Saw Mill, 11am 22nd- Congleton’s 2nd Triathlon, Congleton Park 23rd- Story & Tea for Grown-Ups, Congleton Library, 2.30pm 24th-28th- Constellations by Congleton Players, Daneside Theatre 26th- Annual Town Meeting, Town Hall, 7pm May 3rd- NHS Blood Service, Town Hall, 1.45-4.15pm – 5.30-7.45pm 5th- Rode Hall Farmers Market, Rode Hall, 9am 5th- Hidden Places Theatre Day & Performance, 1pm 5th- May-We-Dance, St. John’s Community Centre, 8pm 6th- Museum Walk “Throstle Nest by Tommys Brook”, Congleton Museum, 2pm 8th- Craft-ernoon Tea, Congleton Library, 2pm 10th-12th- Wind in the Willows by Congleton Amateur Youth Theatre, Daneside Theatre 11th- All Stars Cricket, Mossley Cricket Club, 5.30pm 13th- “Finding Your Feet” Film at Daneside Theatre, 7pm 17th- Annual Council Meeting & Mayor Making Ceremony, Town Hall, 7pm 19th- Carnival Fundraiser- Soul Night, Congleton Town Hall, 7pm 19th- Ga Ga- A Tribute to Queen, Daneside Theatre 24th- NHS Blood Service, Town Hall, 1.45-4.15pm – 5.30-7.45pm 25th- Beartown Boxing, Congleton Town Hall 26th- Congleton Paddling Pool Opens for Summer 26th- West Coast Eagles, Daneside Theatre For details about more events see

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16 THE COST OF LONG TERM CARE HOW 100,000 FAMILIES ARE PAYING MASSIVE CARE HOME BILLS THAT THEY DON’T NEED TO Every 10 minutes an elderly person has to sell their home to pay for long term care. Currently if someone has assets over £23,250 they will pay for their own care. Despite various political parties promises that those who save will see their wealth ‘cascade down the generations’, today it is estimated that three out of four people whose parents go into a care home lose all or most of their inheritance to pay for the cost of residential care. As part of the assessment process councils have the power to investigate the way in which any capital or assets have been disposed of before going into care. What they are looking for is ‘deliberate deprivation of assets’ whether it be signing over a property to a relative or giving away large sums of money. There are things you can do legitimately to ensure that your family do not lose out. Make Sure a Relative Lives in Your House If you own your property but your spouse remains in it when you go into a care home or a relative aged over 60 or incapacitated your home may be disregarded as part of the financial assessment. Act Early Speak to a professional as soon as possible. Depending on the age and circumstances of a person, assets can be protected as part of long term estate planning. So act early, when you are fit and well and unlikely to require imminent residential care. How you own a property is crucial. Being ‘tenants in common’ will protect 50% of the property at least. Rely on a Family Trust A person could transfer the ownership of a property into a lifetime discretionary trust. Again this has to be done early and as part of your long term Estate Planning. There are many important benefits of setting up a trust such as helping mitigate and reduce probate fees, generational inheritance tax planning and sideways disinheritance. This will enable you to keep on living in the property and retain control with the ownership of the property going to the beneficiaries of the trust on your death. For a FREE no obligation chat with one of our experienced legal consultants please ring East Cheshire Estate Planning on 01625 410688. This can be at our convenient office or in the comfort of your own home.

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Has Your Double Glazing Steamed Up? Established for over a decade Cloudy2Clear windows have become a leading company for glass replacement. Issues with double glazing can often be gradual and may only be noticed during a clear sunny day or during the winter. A failed glass unit may no longer provide you with the protection you need or be energy efficient. Why not spend a few minutes checking your home to see if you have any failed double glazing? If you act now you can avoid these problems. Now, you may think you need to replace the

whole window including the frames and all the hardware, however Cloudy2Clear have come up with a simple and cost saving solution‌ Just replace the glass!! If you see condensation in your windows just visit our website or give us a call on 0800 61 21 118. We will send out our highly experienced engineers for a free no obligation quote. A Cloudy2Clear quote takes on average no longer than 20 minutes. Once the quote is completed, we will sit down with you and explain the problem and tell you how we can fix it.

With years of experience Cloudy2Clear have a wealth of knowledge and are recognised as a Which Trusted Trader, plus our work is backed by an industry leading 25 year guarantee. Cloudy2Clear also replace faulty locks handles and hinges on all windows and doors. Your friendly local Cloudy2Clear specialist is Richard and he services Congleton and surrounding areas. So, if your windows are steamed up, broken or damaged give Richard a call for a free quotation on 0800 61 21 118.

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• A Dream Doors kitchen facelift will save you £1000s. But that’s not all you’ll save. What if we could give you something that can’t be bought? What if we could free up your time to do more of the things you love? That’s right – Dream Doors can save you time. Time to be with your family. Time doing what you love. Time to enjoy your new kitchen.

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The glory of Wales’s beaches The beaches in Wales can be as wild and rugged as they are popular. There are those at the bustling seaside resorts and those where nature is pretty undisturbed and the only rock you’ll find is of the stone variety. You may not be able to guarantee the weather, but the beaches of Wales rarely disappoint holidaymakers. You can get off to a good start in the north of Wales at the popular seaside resort of Colwyn Bay, whose sandy beach stretches right around to its quieter neighbour, Rhos on Sea. The pace picks Llandudno, Wales’s premier up again at Rhyl, where endless amusement arcades flank the seaside resort, still oozes excellent sandy beach. Along the coast is Llandudno, Wales’s Victorian charm premier seaside resort, still oozing much of its original Victorian charm and splendour. The quietness of the seafront is rarely interrupted by the noise of amusement arcades, so you can quietly stroll alongside the sandy beach. The Isle of Anglesey is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it’s easy to see why. In the south, at Newborough, the wide sandy beach is blessed with simply stunning views across to Snowdonia. There are many hidden bays and more popular beaches to stumble across on a trip around Anglesey. Heading down the coastline to Llyn brings you to another Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There’s an expansive beach at Dinas Dinlle in the north and the spectacular Black Rock Sands near Porthmadog in the south. In between there are the small resorts of Criccieth, Pwllheli, and Abersoch, the quaint coastal village of Aberdaron and the sheltered sandy bay of Porthdinllaen. The central coast of Wales boasts the Mawddach Estuary, whose wooded banks meet with majestic mountains. The seaside resort of Barmouth is at the estuary’s mouth and has its own picturesque harbour and sandy beach.The naturally beautiful Ceredigion Heritage Coast is a renowned area for dolphin spotting as well as walking. The rural coastline is interrupted by the small resorts and harbours of Aberporth, Llangrannog, New Quay and Aberaeron. The Victorian seaside resort of Aberystwyth, midway along Cardigan Bay, is the area’s largest resort and has two lovely sandy beaches. Of all Welsh beauties, the coastline of Pembrokeshire Coast Natural Park wins hands down. It is the UK’s only national park to solely feature coastline. In all, there are more than 50 beaches to choose from, 11 of which have earned Blue Flags and many have been issued Seaside Awards.Top choices for short breaks away include the resort of Tenby, which has three Blue Flag beaches, scenic Barafundle Bay and the aptly named Whitesands. The Pembrokeshire is also home to the Dolphin Coast of Cardigan Bay, where you can spot whales and dolphins swimming offshore. Finally, in the south you can have a wild encounter with nature along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. The 14-mile Heritage Coast runs from Aberthaw to the dunes of Merthyr Mawr and is perfect walking territory. The coastal path hugs rugged cliff tops and heads down to secluded sandy beaches, the best being Southerndown. Who said that you need to jet off abroad for a good beach holiday? This article was downloaded from

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New Ableworld Magazine Hold the front magazine on its way.


Some of the most successful publications with the largest circulations and readerships are actually customer magazines, provided by companies that understand the importance of staying close to their customer bases. Now the UK’s leading retailer of mobility equipment, Ableworld, is launching its own customer magazine which will be available free of charge in 34 stores around the UK and online. Titled ‘independence’, the magazine will provide readers with a variety of articles, news and views which Marketing Manager Michelle Mossford believes will provide useful advice: “Unlike many company newsletters and magazines, ‘Independence’ is about our customers and potential customers, not ourselves.

Michelle says that the company is also keen to hear from organisations, charities and companies that have services and products that the Ableworld magazine readers would find interesting and useful. The magazine, which is scheduled to appear quarterly initially, will be available to pick up from all 34 stores Nationwide by mid April. The magazine will also be available to read online and will be found on the home page of the Ableworld website. For further information email magazine@

The majority of the content is aimed at providing interesting and useful reading for the thousands of people who already shop with us and all those who visit our website and stores for the first time.” Ableworld will be looking to support its suppliers too as Michelle added: “We are keen to work with our suppliers to give them and their products exposure in the magazine. In the first issue we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of our suppliers and running a competition in conjunction with another.”

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At a glittering award ceremony at the Pavilion at Chester Racecourse, over 350 people from the hospitality industry gathered to Þnd out who had won the annual Taste Cheshire Awards on Wednesday 4th April.

Over 40,000 votes were cast by customers of venues right across Cheshire, which saw a short list in each category mystery dined and shopped by industry experts to determine the gold, silver and bronze medal winners.

Taste Cheshire general manager, Briony Wilson said: ÒIt was one of the best events we have ever put on. The industry gets so little time to get together and celebrate what an amazing job they all do representing Cheshire to the millions of visitors we have to the county every year.

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Andrea’s AMMF Army – Climbing Kilimanjaro February 2018! Message from the Summit… My name is Andrea and I run these little directories that you are reading, as many of you know I was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer in October 2015 called Cholangiocarcinoma (cancer of the bile duct). This cancer has one of the worst survival rates of all cancers, much more research into finding an earlier way of diagnosing it is desperately needed. The AMMF is the UK’s only Cholangiocarcinoma Cancer Charity, dedicated Andreas AMMF Army to tackling this devastating cancer on all fronts: providing information and support, campaigning to raise awareness, and encouraging and supporting research.

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