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Hi There, Welcome to our April edition. I hope you all had a lovely Easter. I would first of all like to apologise to our readers about our recipe last month as we printed the wrong ingredients! If you would like to try The Tomato Frittatas then you can get the correct ingredients this month. There has been another incident in Kingswood/Vange area o Basildon, where a lady was attacked by 4 men in the early evening. Please be careful when out and about and do try to travel in pairs. If you have any information on any Criminal Incidents please contact Basildon Police Station. If you are planning on running The London Marathon on the 21st April and would like some extra help to prepare then we have information on Bootcamp’s and a Personal trainer within the magazine. Don’t forget its St. Georges day on the 23rd March. We have some new sections within our magazine; meet our Businesses and a lovely gardening section. This is your magazine so if there is anything you would like to see in here or any events you would like advertised then please get in touch, you can email us at enquiries@ essexbusinessandleisure.co.uk , call us on 01268 330271 or write to us at Unit 7 Durham Road, Basildon, SS15 6PH

We had an Excellent response this month with our quizzes and if you wasn’t lucky enough to win this month, then please try again. In our Quizzes this month, you can win a meal up to the value of £50 at The Akash in Laindon. For the children you can win a Party for 10 kids at the popular Stay & Play children’s indoor play area in Basildon. www.stay-play.co.uk 01268 491511.

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Last month’s Quiz winners were: Debbie Setterfield, from 27 Chesham Drive, Steeple View, Basildon who won 2 Tickets to see Annie at the Towngate Theatre and Emma Fennings, from Great Spenders in Basildon who won a Party for 10 children at the popular Stay & Play children’s indoor play area in Basildon. www.stay-play.co.uk 01268 491511. I hope you enjoy your prizes.

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Essex Gardening Section Gardening Agony Aunt, at your service... by Sharon Longshaw

Q. Is it possible to grow a Magnolia tree/shrub in pots or tubs?. If so what size pot should be used? A.Yes, it’s highly possible to grow magnolia in pots, especially if you have a sheltered area away from frost that’s in sun or part shade. Select a pot grown, small tree, Magnolia grandiflora ‘Galissonniere’ would be a good choice. Choose a container only slightly larger that the pot it was grown in (you can always pot-on in a couple of years or so). Ensure good drainage by adding broken pots etc to the bottom of the pot. They will grow much better in acidic soil, Azalea or Camellia potting mix should be fine. Use a slow release fertilizer once a year, stating approx 6 months after potting. The surface roots are very easily damaged so best to avoid planting bulbs etc in the container. Q. I have inherited a garden with some old climbing roses that have all their growth at the top and long thick woody stems. When can I prune them and how low should I go? A. I’ve had the best luck for many years of spring pruning just as the lower part of the bush begins to green up. In your case, I’d recommend severe pruning. Rose bushes are hardy and difficult to damage by pruning. All of the wood, dead old stems should be removed, and all crossing canes should be pruned back to encourage air circulation and

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Together Against Crime 2013 – Young Performers Wanted Essex Retail Against Crime All the stores in Basildon Town Centre, which form part of the Basildon Business Against Crime group, have been provided with a folder containing pictures and details of the most well know shoplifters in Basildon. The scheme aims to help security staff keep an eye out for the worst shoplifters so they can ensure they can stop them in their tracks. All the shops in Basildon Town Centre, the Eastgate Shopping Centre and Tesco Extra in Pitsea have been given folders with the aim to expand the scheme across businesses in Billericay and Wickford, over the coming months. Sgt Simon Gray, of Basildon Police Retail Crime Unit said “We’ve given these folders to staff in order for them to have an idea of who they should be on the lookout for and the aim is to prevent and deter crime.

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As part of the scheme Basildon Community Safety Partnership funded posters for the shops to put up which say they have a zero tolerance to thieves.

Together Against Crime 2013 – Young Performers Wanted Young performers are wanted for this years’ Together Against Crime event. Taking place on Thursday 25 July in Basildon town square, the event needs young performers and groups to show us their talents on the community stage. The community stage is all about young people having the chance to showcase their talents and for them to be seen as positive role models for other young people in the community.

No one in the folder has received less than two convictions in the past 12 months, but there are some people in there who have criminal records going back years, with as many as 11 or 12 convictions.“

Together Against Crime is an annual event organised to give local people a chance to talk to professional organisations about their concerns and seek advice on how to protect themselves and their property.

Shops which have been given these folders have had to sign a contract with Essex Police, with conditions that the folder will be kept securely with only members of staff having access to it.

Anyone aged 19 or below can apply to perform on the community stage by contacting Shauni Dance at shauni.dance@ basildon.gov.uk, or call 01268 294346.

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ATTENTION LANDLORDS We are looking for properties within the Essex area to continue expanding our lettings & property management services. We are a London based company with over 20 years experience within the London property industry. We have now established a new local contact base in Wickford Essex.

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• Let only or full guaranteed managed letting service.

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• Free rental evaluation and landlord advice. • Source suitable tenants through extensive advertising. • Full independent referencing / credit checks, normally returned within 48hrs. • T.D.S. member of the certificated independent tenants deposit scheme. • Tailored Assured Shorthold tenancy agreements produced.

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• Established rent collection (in advance) and payment system to due dates. • Inventory services, both check in / check out – full colour report including photographs, normally returned within 24hrs. • Mid term inspections with report and photographs. • Snagging and refurbishment service available utilising qualified local tradesmen. • Competitive and tailored pricing structure. Our services have been tailored through our own experiences as Landlords to accommodate the needs of both Landlord and tenant and to meet the high expectations you demand.

Your Local Area Manager 07710647071

Telephone 0207 345 5162 • Fax 0207 345 5001 proprietas.lets@btinternet.com • www.proprietas.co.uk


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The Basildon Magazine's April 2013 Edition