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Welcome to our February edition. Winter has really set in with temperatures dropping to below minus. The snow looks lovely, but causes many disruptions. Remember the elderly and lend a hand to save them from going out. Love is in the air on the 14th February, Valentine’s Day is a time to show that special someone how much you love them. Mother’s Day is very early this year on the 10th March so remember to give your mum an extra special thought. If, after Valentine’s Day, you have a Wedding to plan, don’t forget to take a look in our wedding section for everything you need to organise your wedding (see page 17-20) Any Bootcamper’s out there or if you’re thinking of joining, I took the plunge!! I have survived 5 sessions and I’m looking forward to the 6th. It is fun and a great way to get fit and meet new friends, so give it ago (see page 7)

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4. You booze, you lose. Another easy one; Alcohol is a useless nutrient – a liquid sugar that your body has no use for other than to store it as fat. Choose water or sparkling water if you prefer something fizzy.

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Almost Spring!!! by Sharon Longshaw

February is another slow month in the garden however if you have a greenhouse, poly tunnel or bright windowsill you can get those seed trays out and start sowing. Make sure you give all trays and pots a good clean to kill any nasty bacteria that may attack the seedlings, and bring the compost in out of the snow and icy conditions for a few hours so as not to shock the seeds. If you are unsure how to sow the seeds refer to the back of the packet and follow the instructions given, as different seeds require different methods. If you are planning on an early crop of spuds now is the time to start chit seed potatoes. Chitting simply means placing the potatoes in a frost free place with indirect light so they produce short strong shoots, therefore giving them a faster start. Use egg cartons or seed trays to keep them in and don’t forget to label them, it’s easy to get confused as to which variety is which when it comes to planting them.

This is the last chance to prune fruit tree’s if you didn’t manage to get around to it in autumn, fruit tree’s are best pruned when dormant so best try to get it done by the first half of the month, weather permitting. While on the subject of fruit, if you are planting Raspberries and/or other cane fruit they really need to be in by the end of the month, this allows them to establish strong roots, as strong roots means a bountiful crop. If you have any gardening questions please email Sharon@southendgardener.co.uk and I will answer as many as I can here over the coming months. When asking a question please give me as many details as possible and attach a photo if you can.

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Syns per serving:

Method

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1. Place the unpeeled potatoes in boiling water and cook for 30 minutes, or until tender. Cool, then cover and chill overnight. 2. Divide the pork mince into 8 portions and shape each into a patty. Place on a grill rack along with the bacon, tomato halves and mushrooms. Season and grill under a medium heat for 8-10 minutes. Turn the bacon and pork patties and grill for a further 5-7 mins, until cooked through. 3. Meanwhile, remove the skins from the potatoes, coarsely grate and season to taste. Shape into rounds and fry in a pan sprayed with low calorie cooking spray for 5 minutes each side, or until cooked and golden. 4. Fry the eggs in Fry Light for 3-4 minutes and heat the baked beans in a small pan.

5. Serve the hash browns and pork patties with the bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, egg and beans.


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The last street meeting of the St Martins CSAZ is taking place on Thursday 28 February from 2:30pm outside Fairhouse School.

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If you live in the St Martins Ward and have any issues in relation to crime and anti-social behaviour come along and speak to officers.

Each workshop covered a different topic, which provided the pupils with essential information relating to alcohol.

Year 9 pupils take part in first ever Young Person’s Alcohol Conference

One of the workshops was a “mocktail” bar with young people making and designing a name for their mocktails, as well having the opportunity to visit the SOS Bus and Community Wheels.

Year 9 pupils from borough schools took part in a conference, on Wednesday 16 January, aimed at educating young people about the risks of under age drinking.

Each school also had the opportunity to bid for a small amount of funding to deliver a project locally to target an alcohol related problem in their area.

The aim of the conference was to provide young people with information about alcohol allowing them to make informed choices and to take responsibility for their actions.

A follow-up conference will be held in June 2013, for the schools to showcase their projects and successes.

The conference was the first of its kind organised by the CSP and consisted of workshops delivered by partners - Essex Police,Trading Standards, NHS, Open Road and Essex Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service (EYPDAS).

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Index Accountants Knights & Co 2 Airport Transfers & Taxi Service Airports 2000 24 Bathroom Specialist A Plus Bathrooms Back Cover Aqua Bathrooms & Plumbing 26 JD Maintenance 11 Blinds Specialist Mart’s Blinds 4 Ian’s Curtains and Blinds 11 Boiler Repairs Gas Safe Plumbing & Heating 14 Boot Camp Guaranteed Results Bootcamp 7 Bridal Wear & Accessories Curvy Couture 18 Jessica Knight Bridal Accessories 17 Butchers Reeds Family Butchers 7 Cake Maker Icing on the Cake 18 Card Collector 13 Cash 4 Clothes EZ Recycling 5 Children’s Activities Stubbers 26 Children’s Play Area Stay & Play 26 Cladding GR Cladding Front Cover Cleaning & Household Services Maids in Essex 21 Time 4 You 28 Webbs Cleaning Services 9 Computer Maintenance CBits 31 Tuff Computers 13 Construction Link Construction 21 Curtains Specialist Ians Curtains & Blinds 11 DJ Soultrain Disco 19 Dog Services Mucky Paws Grooming 9 Driving School Mike’s Driving School IF

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Educational KipMcrath 27 Electrician Hollmark Electrical 16 Mercury Electrical 2 Fencing AP Fencing 14 M BROS IF Financial Consultants Liquidity 13 Gates & Steel Fabrications M BROS IF General Builder IMV Building & Decor 16 Red & Black Construction 28 Grass Cutting Lawn Barber 10 Hair, Beauty & Barbers Glamour & Funk 19 Venus Hairdressing & Beauty 11 Home Maintenance Maintenance Direct 31 The Skilled Tradesmen 12 Jewellery Michael Frank Fine Jewellers 19 Kitchen Specialist A Plus Bathrooms Back Cover Kitchen Base 15 JD Maintenance 11 Landscaper DS Anderson 11 KTS Landscapes 21 Leather Restoration 13 Locksmith 24 Hour Locksmith 30 Mobility Shop Pitsea Mobility 16 MOT Testing Centre Laindon Vehicle Repair 15 Oven Cleaning Oven Clean 31 Painter & Decorators Midas Painter & Decorators 26 Plasterers JW Plastering 6 Plumbing & Heating Merchant SX Heating & Plumbing Suppliers 25

Useful Numbers Area Housing Office: Anti-social Behaviour: Asbestos Management Team: Barleylands Recycling Centre: Basildon District Council: Basildon Hospital: Basildon Police: British Gas Emergency:

01268 465111 01268 465130 01268 465274 01268 294897 01268 533333 0845 1553111 01268 532212 0800 111999

Plumbing Aqua Power Flush M. Crawley Plumbing Services Printer I-Print-4-U PVC Supplier Acorn Windows Roofer Steve O’Sullivan Roofing Skip Hire Ahern Skips Slimming & Weight Plan Slimming World Suit Hire Del Tailors Teeth Whitening Covingham Cosmetics Tiling Definitive Tiling Wall & Floor Tiling Toastmaster Toastmaster Steve Tree Services Branches TV/Aerial Services Ace Vision Trevange Services Tyre Specialists SX Tyres Upholstery Restoration Mobile Upholstery Repair Vehicle Body Repairs Bumps Away Chips Away Waste Removal Wasteline Web Design Tuff Computers Wedding Shoes Giggles Wedding Shoes Wedding Venue The Ivory Rooms Will Writing Service Will & Trust Window Cleaning Webbs Cleaning Services

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If you would like to see any other useful numbers please give us a call on 01268 330271 Childline: Citizens Advice Bureau: Council Tax: NHS Direct: National Rail Enquiries: Pinks Sacks/ Recycling: 24 hr Taxi Service: Women’s Institute:

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