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February 2014 Contents

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Community News

21 What’s On

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Golden Years

26 Health & Beauty

14 Child’s Play

28 Home & Garden

15 Youth

30 Motors

16 Shop Locally

31 Business

17 Love is in the air

33 Dial a Trade

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Community News Editors Note

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hew, what happened to January? It only seems like yesterday that Clevedon was getting ready for Christmas and now all of a sudden January has come and gone. Another month and winter will be on its way out and hopefully we can all look forward to some sunshine after the recent bad weather. February is a month that gives all the romantics among us the chance to treat the ones we love, so make sure you check out our Valentine’s feature and if you’re feeling really romantic you might want to look at our wedding feature too. We also have another Golden Years feature plus all the regular news of what’s going on in Clevedon. Remember this is your magazine, bringing all of the news and events through your door each month, so if you have anything that the community should know about, make sure you get in touch to get your items in.

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Anyone for Mah-jong

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levedon resident is looking to start a Mah-jong group in the town for other players who love the game. Martyn MacDonald, 62, has been a huge fan of the Chinese game since he retired and having moved to Clevedon in November he is keen to set up a weekly group. The game, commonly played by four players with a set of 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols, is a game of skill, strategy and calculation, similar to the card games rummy and canasta. Martyn said: “We moved here in

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November from Hertfordshire as our daughter lives here and our other daughter lives in Devon so we are closer to both. “I played Mah-jong in Hemel Hempstead when I retired four years ago and miss it. The Clevedon U3A play it about twice a month and I have been but I’d like to play it more often. “The game is huge in China but it’s sanitised in the West and we play it for points rather than money. It’s a great game and very sociable too.” If you are interested in starting the group, email martyn.jn.macdonald@gmail.com.

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Community News 56th Spring Show for Club

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levedon gardeners’ club hosts its 56th Spring Flower Show on Saturday, March 1 at the Princes Hall, Clevedon Community Centre, Princes Road, Clevedon. The event is the first flower show of the year in the area and there is always a colourful display of spring bulbs. There are 79 classes to enter and only three of them are limited to club members. Classes include bulbs, garden material, pot plants, craft, photography, baking and preserves. There are also classes for children and young adults. In addition to the exhibits, stalls including cakes, books, bric-a-brac, plants and a

tombola will be there, as well as stalls in aid of various charities. For this year’s event there will also be a display of botanical art on show. Entry is only £1, which also includes a free draw ticket for a hamper. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes will be served too. Schedules and entry forms are available from Clevedon Community Centre, Golden Acres and Garden Park garden

centres in Tickenham and various venues in Clevedon. Forms and details are also available on the club’s website at www.clevedongardeners@ btck.co.uk.

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levedon Lions and their helpers raised more than £2,400 with their ‘bucket brigades’ during the festive period thanks to the generosity of local residents in the town. The money will be donated to equipment helping Children with Diabetes and The Barn in Clevedon. The Lions’ Christmas Santa float, complete with elves and Rudolph, was seen on the streets and much enjoyed by those young and old, while president Sue and Lion Ann visited the hospital and distributed warm bed socks to patients on Christmas morning. They were also happy to provide a number of needy families with festive cheer and gifts. The Lions would like to thank all the supermarkets for their help and Clevedon Garages for the stabling of Santa’s float and Rudolph. There will be various events helping those less fortunate in 2014 with the Lions motto ‘We Serve’ still going strong after 46 years within the community


Community News

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Community News Local adopted girl wins National Adoption Week Picture of the Year competition

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ermione Jones, a 10 year old local adopted girl from Clevedon, has won this year’s National Adoption Week Picture of the Year competition with her inspiring drawing entitled ‘Being adopted feels like you’re in the Royal Family.’ This year a royal baby was born and he was hailed all over the world as being very special and important. To Hermione, being adopted made her feel as special and important as a princess. Clifton Children’s Society (CCS) Adoption’s CEO Jadwiga Ball said: “Hermione’s picture reminds us that every child, whether they are a prince or a little girl called Hermione, is

special and important and deserves to have a loving, secure forever family.” Hermione received a letter from the chief executive of the British Association for Adoption and Fostering BAAF plus a W H Smith voucher for art materials. Hermione’s mum Rebecca said: “Hermione had a big smiling face at the supper table last night. She’s thrilled to have won the competition and we’re very proud of her.”

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Community News Clevedon Pilot Gig Club Shop Window Rowathon

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owers from Clevedon Pilot Gig Club, along with volunteers from the Portishead and Bristol Lifeboat, staged a fundraising Rowathon on Hill Road, Clevedon and raised more than £1000 for club equipment and maintenance. The Spinning Weal hosted the event with rowers whizzing up and down on rowing machines in their shop windows to the surprise of many passers-by. Using two rowing machines, they each rowed for 30 minutes over a twelve hour period and people were invited to guess the total distance covered during the day. In addition, the Portishead and

Bristol Lifeboat received donations of £382.05 which will go towards the new boathouse which the RNLI are building for them in Portishead. Over the course of the day the rowers clocked up 305,505 metres and the person with the closest guess won a £100 cash prize. A great day was had by all and the club would like to thank all those who supported the event. Richard James, Gig Club secretary, said: “We were only too happy to put ourselves in the shop window and give much-needed local support to the Portishead and Bristol Lifeboat in return for all the magnificent help

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Community News New store gets shoppers buzzing

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ig, bright and beautiful is the motto of 3Beez, a new clothes shop in Clevedon Triangle that caters for ladies in larger sizes, from 16 to 30/32. It was set up by Clevedon resident Katie Bright, who designed and produced her own logo for the shop. The affordable clothing includes casual wear and more dressy pieces as well as briefs, waist slips and nightwear. Katie said: “As a big lady myself I was very frustrated at not being able to buy clothing in Clevedon so I decided to do something about it. “Together with my mum and sister we got the shop up and running in a couple of days and opened in December. “I also have my own hand-made ‘Katez Kraftz’ which feature in the shop, including jewellery, earrings, bracelets and necklaces, hair accessories, cards and gifts.” 3Beez is a change of direction for

Katie, who previously worked for 17 years as deputy housekeeper and then head housekeeper at the Walton Park Hotel. She is now following in the retail footsteps of her late father,

Michael Bright, and grandfather who ran furniture business M.Bright and Sons in Clevedon and Nailsea. 3Beez is open from Tuesday-Saturday from 9am-5pm.

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Golden Years Drop-in day

their family and carers. If you have any questions, queries, or ge UK Somerset holds an Information and Advice ‘drop-in’ at need information or advice on any the Age UK shop in Clevedon Triangle topic, feel free to call in. Centre, Clevedon, every Thursday They also host the same ‘drop in’ from 10am-noon, for people over 60, day at Portishead Library, Harbour

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Portbury based franchise that supplies home-delivered ready meals, has won the chain’s customer service award. The Wiltshire Farm Foods team received their award from comedy legend Ronnie Corbett CBE at a ceremony held at the Four Pillars Hotel, Wootton-under-Edge. The franchise has been delivering to customers in and around the Bristol area for 20 years . Sales and marketing director Robbie Pender said: “This is recognition for all our efforts in providing our customers with the service we feel they rightly deserve.

“We are always striving to find new ways to improve our service and to be acknowledged in this way is very rewarding.” The franchise came top out of 73 Wiltshire Farm Foods businesses. Many of the firm’s customers are older or less mobile people who cannot get to the shops so easily, or just people who don’t have

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Child's Play

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Children’s creative writing award

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levedon Community Bookshop is launching its first Children’s Creative Writing Award for primary school children local to Clevedon and the surrounding areas in years 5 and 6. The competition will run from Friday, February 14 to the closing date on Friday, March 14 and there are two themes you can enter. Theme one is ‘When I am Famous’ and Theme 2 is ‘Setting Off.’ There is a 600 word guideline, it must be your own work, entries can either be handwritten or word processed and presentation and spelling will be taken into account but the creative writing content is more important. Prizes for each theme are £25 for the winner plus a £20 Bookshop token, second places will receive £15 plus a £10 Bookshop token and third places get £10 plus a £5 Bookshop token. The final will be judged by Linda Knott, retired secondary school English teacher; Angela Everitt, currently undertaking an MPhil in Writing; and Rob Johnson, retired secondary school English teacher. Adrianne Fitzpatrick a local freelance children’s book editor and writer has agreed to award the prizes. Forms can be picked up at the shop in Copse Road or emailed via enquiries@clevedoncommunitybookshop.coop.


Youth Quiz and music night raises money for youth centre

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tudents from the Clevedon Rock Project took part in a quiz and music night to raise money for Portishead Youth Centre. The evening, organised by the Rock Project, was a great success and raised £227 for the centre. Parents and friends took part in the quiz in 14 teams and the winning team was awarded bottles of wine for each member. In between rounds, students had the opportunity to perform some songs they had been learning recently.

For more information about joining contact them on 01275 265226, bristol@therockproject.com or visit www.facebook.com/ therockprojectnorthsomerset.

Half term holiday sports days G ordano Sports Centre, based at Gordano School in Portishead has a fantastic half term program for children. They can enjoy a range of indoor and outdoor sports facilities led by a team of dedicated sports staff. With places limited booking early is highly recommended to avoid disappointment. Six Nations Rugby Camp for

6-11-year-old take place Monday and Tuesday, February 17 and 18 from 10am-3pm at £12 for one day or £20 for both days. A variety of sporting activities and games are on offer in the Sports Zone for 6-11-year-olds on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, February 19, 20 and 21, from 10am-3pm and its £12 per day or £30 for all three.

Bristol City Football Camp for 6-11-year-olds is on Monday, February 17- Friday, February 21 from 10am-3pm at £15 a day, £40 for three days or £60 for all five. For a copy of the latest brochure from the sports centre, which includes special offers and details of all school holiday activities, just leave your name and full postal address on the answer machine 01275 843942. A copy will then be sent out in the post to you.

February Half Term Activities Programme Date

Time

17th &18th February

10-3pm

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6 nations £12 or 2 days rugby camp for £20

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6 – 11

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19th,20th & 21st February

10-3pm

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6 – 11

17th to 21st February inclusive

10-3pm

Bristol City £15 a day, Football £40 for 3 Camp days, £60 for 4days +

6 – 11

For a copy of our brochure which includes special offers and details of all half term and school holiday activities please leave your name and full postal address on our answer machine 01275 843942. We will then send a copy out in the post to you.

For all bookings please call 01275 843942 or email enquiries @gordanosportscentre.org.uk

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Shop Locally Ethel’s Case

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and jewellery at excellent prices and with stock changing daily, Ethel’s Case provides a convenient alternative to stressful out-of-town shopping trips with the kids.

You can also find children’s accessories, fancy dress, sportswear

Ethel’s Case pays cash for excellent quality, pre-owned children’s clothing. Make sure that all items are freshly

recent addition to Clevedon’s Triangle, Ethel’s Case sells new and quality pre-owned children’s clothing for 1-13 year olds.

washed and ironed and free from stains, holes and notable wear and all zips, buttons and fastenings should be in a good working order. The items of clothing will be placed in the shop for up to four weeks and at the end of that time you collect your money and/or any unsold items.

New pet shop and more

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et Store and Bargain Goods is a new shop on Old Street, Clevedon which sells all kinds of pet foods, accessories and some household goods, including small second hand furniture. They sell loose foods as well as pre-packed, with no quantity too small, and all at competitive prices and cater for dogs, cats, fish, birds and small animals. The shop can also source your needs for various other pet foods. Another great feature is that they offer a free local delivery service in the Clevedon area. Pet Store and Bargain Goods opens on Monday and Tuesday from 9am-5.30pm, Wednesday from 9am-1pm and Thursday to Saturday from 9am-5.30pm. Please contact Carol Kite for more information on 07810262329 or email carol. bobspetsupplies@gmail.com

Now Open

PETS STORE AND BARGAIN GOODS CAROL & BOB WELCOME YOU 19 OLD STREET, CLEVEDON, NR BRISTOL, TEL: 07810 262329 fear.carol8@gmail.com

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Love Is In The Air Love is in the air this month thanks to Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 14. It’s a day when many of us will be presenting our loved ones with chocolates, flowers and gifts to celebrate. There will be many couples who are thinking of, or making plans to, get married. So whether you want to lavish that special person in your life with a gift, or plan your perfect wedding day, read our feature for some great ideas.

Getting it right this Valentine’s

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e all like to think that we are reasonably good in the romance department, but Valentine’s Day can be a make or break time. And unfortunately lovers remember disappointing V-Days forever. No pressure then! Like your birthday and New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day can be another way of judging the state of your relationship. Some of you will get gooey cards and flowers. Some of you will get blank stares and comments like “Valentine’s Day? You’re kidding!.” So for the sake of your relationships – let’s see how Present Company can help you out. Valentine’s Day can be

By Julie Bisacre of Present Company

a panicky time of year and we would like to take the panic away and help you choose affordable, fun and loving gifts. Traditionally women love the surprises they receive on Valentine’s Day whereas men find it more challenging to remember that this is a day where they need to take action. So for all of you out there – here are a few ideas: For a romantic setting try buying a themed candle to create the right ambience for the evening ahead. The reward later will definitely be worth it. Bomb Cosmetics have naturally scented candles in tins at £7.99 which say just the right thing.

For a personal touch which really shows you love her Swarovski have gorgeous heart pendants – which are handmade at Present Company and come in a range of colours and sizes from £19.99 Men – are notoriously difficult to buy for, so you could make him a special cake which might be part of a Valentines meal. Using a heart shaped cake pan from our kitchen department you could make a tasty start to a great day – and so much cheaper than going out for dinner! And whatever you do – don’t forget the card. For a non slushy approach Holy Mackerel make a clear statement without getting too gooey. Pop in to Present Company for hundreds of more ideas, where they can advise you and even wrap it all up prettily. You can also visit www.present-co.co.uk.

Get it Right This Valentine's

Gorgeous candles only £7.99

Heart shaped pans for baking romantic cakes from £5

Swarovski Heart Pendants from £19.99

Milford heart £9,99

For lots of ideas visit our shop in Queen's Square or our website www.present-co.co.uk 2 Station Road, Clevedon, BS21 6NH. 01275 544232 E: info@present-co.co.uk

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Love is in the Air Make Up by Ami

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mi Pettifor Smith is a mobile professional make-up Artist based in Portishead and is passionate about making women look and feel beautiful on their wedding day, a special occasion, party or in going about their everyday lives. She started her business

Modern and elegant cakes for all occasions from tiered wedding cakes to children's birthday cakes. I also can provide fun and pretty cupcakes. Tel: 01275 545576 Mob: 07795 214116 E-mail: info@gemscreativecakes.co.uk

Sweet Tables for hire Bridesmaid’s dresses and accessories Bonbonieres in every shape, colour and design Table games to keep gue guests entertained

Visit us at Partysmartys, Colliers Walk, Crown Glass Shopping Centre, Nailsea

www.weddingworks.org.uk Telephone: 01275 818 971

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last year when she decided to swap full time corporate life in human resources, for a job that enabled her to be

close to her one true love – make-up. Ami said: “I am experienced in working with women from all walks of life whose aim is to feel beautiful. The reason I love my job is because I enable them to feel that way about themselves. “I love helping women to discover what make up suits their skin type, colouring and overall style, providing advice on how to do this, is what I do best’. Ami’s website is currently under review but you can find examples of her work on Facebook by searching Ami Pettifor Smith Make-Up Artist. Alternatively you can email her at makeupbyami13@gmail.com or call on 07934 481705.


Love is in the Air Tantalising Valentine treats

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alentine’s Day provides the perfect excuse to indulge the one you love and a visit to Indulgence on Hill Road, Clevedon is a must. Seduce your tastebuds with their vast range of luxury Belgian chocolates, including champagne truffles, salted caramels and cherries in brandy. Choose your own selection and have it beautifully packaged while you wait, or a box of their pre-selected treats never disappoint. As many locals know, a wide range of other temptations are also on offer,

including chocolate shoes, heart shaped lollies, sweets, marshmallows and their ever popular fudge. In addition to all their delicious treats, don’t forget Indulgence also specialise in wedding favours, cakes and decorative party accessories. They pride themselves on their personal service and are always happy to chat about your celebrations. To keep up to date with all their news, find them on Facebook under Indulgence chocolates.

Walton Park – A

first choice wedding venue

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ith its stunning cliff side location, impressive range of banqueting suites, garden complete with sea views and award winning chefs, the Best Western Walton Park Hotel in Clevedon is the ideal location for your wedding. The in-house wedding co-ordinator can help you organise your special day, and with a choice of complimentary four poster honeymoon suites available for your first night together, it is the perfect package. It costs just £2,200 for the whole day, based on 50 guests for the day and 50 guests for the evening, and the price includes room hire, three course meal and coffee, drinks on arrival, and evening finger buffet and disco. For more details telephone 01275 874253 or email info@ waltonparkhotel.eclipse.co.uk.

Rich the Goldsmith WEDDING RINGS Order from our Website www.wedbands.co.uk cheaper than Amazon

Or view, try, buy in store 8 The Triangle, Clevedon Tel: 01275 878833

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Love is in the Air

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Get the right wedding photographer

hoosing the right wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when planning your wedding. If you get the right person then you will get pictures you’ll cherish forever and they will look great around your home. Jacky Badenhorst is a professional photographer with seven years experience. Jacky documents your whole wedding day, from getting ready, the ceremony and those stolen looks between the two of you, the family and the party afterwards. The best wedding photographers have an eye to see a photograph in their head before they take it so for your big day telephone Jacky Badenhorst Photography on 07793 046953 or visit www. jbphotos.co.uk.

Coming to 12 Hill Road

Badly fitting bras can cause health problems

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outique Burlesque comes to Betty Jones Beauty, 12 Hill Road, from Saturday, February 1. Experts estimate that 85 per cent of women are wearing the wrong size Bra, almost 9 out of 10 ladies. Not only do you look a dress size smaller in a correctly fitting Bra, but you can also avoid a variety of Health Issues including; back, breast, neck, shoulder pain, headaches and poor posture. If your wire (cup size) is too tight, it can block drainage from the lymph nodes in your armpit area around the breast. Your lymph drainage system is the primary way for your body to flush out toxins. When toxins cannot be released, they stay stagnant in the body, reducing your immune system, making you feel lethargic, bloated and generally unwell. At Boutique Burlesque, we are professionally trained Bra Fitters, providing you with a FREE fitting service. Sizing from 28AAA to 44K, we document your sizes and your own personal ‘wish list Gift vouchers are available from £5 upwards, which includes a free fitting, making it a great present for that someone special this Valentine’s Day.

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Betty Jones Beauty open for business from sat 1st Feb

We are having an official open day with a glass of bubbly and nibbles on 7th February with an open day 20% discount – come in and meet us FREE New Five Point Fitting Service FREE Gift Wrapping GIFT VOUCHERS available £5 upwards (which includes a free fitting) a great present for someone special We are also specialist trained in fitting for first bra’s, pregnancy, feeding, post op, mastectomy and other problem areas

Visit our Web Site : www.boutiqueburlesque.co.uk Email: info@boutiqueburlesque.co.uk Many makes of Lingerie available, including: Freya, Fantasie, b.tempt’d, Wonderbra, Panache, Cleo, Masquerade, Royce, Anita, Chantelle, Pour Moi?, Sculptress, Bassoni and Wacoal. Also selling Livante and Jonathon Aston Hosiery and Miraclesuit Swimwear


What's On Winterfest takes centre stage

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www.facebook.com/marlensfestival

female fronted punk rock band Dive; Balkan inspired original folk from M.O.D; and Bristol singer-songwriter Vanessa Hartley.

levedon’s 2014 live music year kicks off in style on Saturday, February 1 with Winterfest and it’s a great way of shrugging off the postChristmas and New Year blues.

Winterfest is organised by Marlens, the local community organisation devoted to the restoration and renovation of Clevedon’s seafront and all proceeds from the day will go towards funding the main Marlens Festival held on the Salthouse Fields every September. Advance tickets are £4 and available from the Clevedon Community Centre office or by visiting www. clevedoncommunitycentre. org.uk. Once you have a ticket you can come and go as your favourite local and visiting bands tune-up and let go.

The all day indoor music festival takes place in the Princes Hall, Clevedon Community Centre, and will feature a whole 12 hours of music, running from middaymidnight. The event, which has been running for three years, will showcase 18 up-and-coming musical acts from the area across two stages and you will hear everything from soul to reggae, folk to hip hop, ska to prog punk, acoustic to pop and many other styles too.

For a comprehensive stage line up and times visit Winterfest’s Facebook page at

Acorn Skip Hire

Stage One will include the likes of Clevedon’s very own skate punk band Mr Zippy and their high energy live show; Footloose with Thin Lizzy and classic rock covers; Jimi Bessant and Wilf Kite, featuring the former guitarist of Clevedon rock legends The Harley Street Hookers; and some wonky new wave blues from Annette Berlin. Stage Two will feature the likes of Trailer Park, with their saxophone driven rock and roll;

Hedge Trimming, Grass Cutting/Lawn Management Planting Schemes/Plant Advice, Weeding Shrub & Tree Pruning, Garden Tidying, Fruit Tree Pruning Soil Improvement, Patio & Deck Cleaning & Much More

We have a wide variety of skips for both domestic and commercial use. Competitive pricing, fast, friendly and efficient service.

Tel:

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01275 877701

Garden Design, Garden Clearance, Fencing (Erection & Painting), Decking Build/Re-conditioning, Shed Build & Re-felting, Turrng, Paving, Grow Your Own (e.g. Raised Bed Creation, Polytunnel Build, Fruit Tree, Veg/Fruit Advice

Tel. 07712 297749

Web: greenbirdgardening.co.uk Email: greenbirdgardening@outlook.com

Historic Stores Farm Museum New Acorn’s Cafe:

Daily Specials Extensive Homemade, Locally Sourced Menu Family Friendly Wheelchair & Pushchair Access

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4:30pm Tel. 01275 375 236 www.oakhamtreasures.co.uk

Oakham Farm, Portbury Lane, Portbury, Bristol, BS20 7SP

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What's on Clevedon Music Club 2014

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he Dorian String Quartet makes a welcome return to the Clevedon Music Club on Tuesday, February 18 at 7.30pm in the Teignmouth Room of the Community Centre, Princes Road, Clevedon. They will play quartets by Haydn and Ravel, and Mozart’s String Quintet in G minor. Admission is £7 and visitors are always welcome.

Coffee morning at bookshop’s internet shop

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levedon Community Bookshop is looking to expand its volunteer team of internet sellers and is holding a coffee morning for anyone interested in joining the team. It will be held on Wednesday, February 5 at 10.30am at 1A Woodlands Road, off the small courtyard behind Lindleys Solicitors, on your right as you walk down to BikeStyle with Stafford Garage on your left. Other events in the bookshop this month include an evening of poetry and art presented by local novelist and poet Deborah Harvey and artist Dru Marland on Wednesday, February 5 from 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets are £7 including tapas, wine or soft drink. Then on Monday, February 24 from 7.30pm Paul Watkins will present The Taming the Beast and Godfrey Place VC and the attack on the Tiripitz. Tickets are £3.50 including teas and coffees. Tickets and entry forms are available in the bookshop, from 01275 218318 and enquiries@clevedon community bookshop.coop.

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What's on

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Women’s Day of Refreshment

hristchurch, 10 Coleridge Road, Clevedon is hosting a day of joyful worship, contemplative prayer and the opportunity to hear two inspirational speakers from Cornerstone Church in Swansea. Whatever your views on faith you can attend and consider how to live life to the full in the fullness of God. There will be time for refreshments, fellowship and shopping as there will be several stalls selling books, jewellery, candles and fair trade goods. The day starts at 10am on Saturday, February 8 and finishes around 4pm. Tickets are £10 from www.christchurch-clevedon.org.uk or from Deb Tovey on 01275 879983, it’s bring your own lunch and registration closes on Sunday, January 19.

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Pirates of Penzance

levedon Gilbert and Sullivan Society will be performing one of the most popular of the Gilbert and Sullivan musical comedies this month. Pirates of Penzance will be on from Wednesday, February 19-Saturday, February 22 at the Community Centre, Princes Road, Clevedon. The show will take place at 7.30pm and tickets are £9, concessions £8, under 18s £5 and available from Souk, The Triangle, Clevedon, Roger Carroll on 01275 874651 or Clevedon Community Centre 01275 873405.

Friday 28th February Annual General Meeting 8pm in the Somerset Suite * * * * *

Consti Quiz

Sunday 2nd February 2014 8pm in the Millennium Lounge Free entry to all Token prizes for winning teams * * * * *

Consti Bingo

Tuesday 11th and 25th February 2014 7:30pm in the Millennium Lounge Six games of Bingo for only £6.00 Why not bring a friend Join in with the Flyer and winner takes all * * * * *

Consti Social Dancing Saturday 8th February 2014 with Mark Helmore Saturday 22nd February 2014 with Mark Helmore * * * * *

House Party

Saturday 22nd February 2014 Music and entertainment in the Millennium Lounge from

‘Kris and Jerry’

in the Millennium Lounge from 3pm Free entry Burgers and hot dogs only £1.50 each

Guests with Members most welcome * * * * *

Valentines Dinner Dance Friday 14th February 2014 7pm for 7:30pm Three course dinner with entertainment and music for dancing from Morpheus Tickets only £17.50 each Available from the door staff * * * * * FUNCTION ROOM, MEETING ROOM AND ALLEY AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE HIRE TWITTER/@CLEVEDONCONSTI FACEBOOK/THECONSTI

Clevedon Conservative Club 2 Kenn Road, Clevedon, Somerset, BS21 6EL Telephone 01275 872834 Email : clevedonconstiof@btconnect.com Website : www.the-conservativeclub.co.uk

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Food & Drink Floral design show comes to Backwell in support of WaterAid

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floristry training school has launched a unique African-inspired floral show to raise money for international charity WaterAid and it is coming to Backwell. The show will be visiting Backwell School Theatre on Wednesday, March 12. The Academy of Floral Art set up the creative project called WELL COOL Floral Design Show with the aim of raising £5,000 to help transform lives in some of the world’s poorest communities with clean, safe water and improved sanitation. The first show raised £1900. The show, which is a completely new concept, will see some of the UK’s most qualified florists perform floral demonstrations. Tina Parkes, from the Academy, said: “We are so pleased with the response we have had so far and look forward to the show at Backwell School.” The show will start at 7pm. Tickets are £10 from www.academyoffloralart. com or locally from Bespoke Blooms by emailing kathryn@ bespokeblooms.com.

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here’s nothing like going for a meal out It’s one of the great pleasures in life. It can mean a night off from having to cook, a night out and can be shared with all the family. Here at Clevedon Living we want to help, so we have once again teamed up with Gordano Gate Brewers Fayre in Wyndham Way, Portishead to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a meal for a family of four. See the full the menu at ww.brewersfayre.co.uk. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning a meal for a family of four is answer the following question: What date is Valentine’s Day? Is it.... a) February 7 b) February 14 c) February 21 Send your answers to Gordano Media, A &W Buildings, Newfoundland Way, Portishead, BS20 7DF. The closing date is Wednesday, February 12. The first correct entry pulled out after that date will win. Terms and Conditions:

The prize is a meal for a family of four (1 course for 2 adults 2 children) redeemed against our main, snack or buffet menu excluding drinks and our festive menu. Valid for six months from receipt.

THE WINNER OF LAST MONTH’S MEAL FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR WAS Anne Cast of Clevedon

Great Food, Great Wine, Great Entertainment

£5 OFF MEAL FOR 4* on a Saturday Night. Simply cut out this voucher & present this to the staff at the counter to receive your discount. T & C’s apply. Not to be used against any other offer. *valid when 4 or more people are eating 4 meals from the menu.

BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR VALENTINES, Friday14th February MOTHERING SUNDAY Sunday 30th March

Fabulous Tribute Acts and Famous Faces....Watch this Space!

Tel. 01275 873433

Email: info@drumandmonkeykenn.co.uk Web: www.drumandmonkeykenn.co.uk

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CHANGING LIVES IN CLEVEDON

Located at 9-10 The Triangle, Clevedon Telephone: 01275 877745

Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday from 9am-5pm Changing Lives was created to fundraise for Alabare Christian Care and Crisis Centre Ministries and profits are donated back to these charities and enable them to fund projects. Alabaré Christian Care and Support, www.alabare.co.uk, is a regional charity that works with homeless and vulnerable people across the South West and funds raised through Changing Lives go to Andrew House in Clevedon, a supported housing project for men recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Crisis Centre Ministries is a Christian charity that helps the homeless and people affected by drugaddiction in Bristol and surrounding areas. They do this by running four main projects and for further information visit www.crisis-centre.org.uk. Changing Lives accepts – All types of furniture (upholstered furniture must have a fire regulations label). White goods/electrical items Books/clothes/bric-a-brac We can also arrange collections, deliveries and house clearances – Collections – No charge for collection unless goods are unsaleable, when a charge is made for removal and disposal. Deliveries - £10 locally. Prices vary for other areas. House clearances – Prices vary – Individual quotes are given.

Changing Lives Clevedon

Changing Lives Nailsea

9 – 10 Clevedon Triangle Centre, BS21 6HX

10 Clevedon Walk, BS48 1RS

Telephone 01275 877745

Telephone 01275 851041

Changing Lives Warehouse 2a Kimberley Rd, Clevedon, BS21 6QD Telephone 01275 878871

They accept a large variety of items including electrical, furniture (sofas and mattresses must have a fire safety label), books, clothes and textiles.

To donate, please call in or telephone the shop and larger items can be collected.

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Health & Beauty Suffering New Year Blues?

Your Relationship needs a Health Check

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Foot Health Practitioner Home Visits Nails Cutting Corns and Callus Routine Foot Care Kim Shepherd RGN SAC Dip FHP Telephone 07865 057044 for appointment

he New Year is the time to blow away the cobwebs and make a fresh start, and now January has finished it’s now the time to give it a real go. Commit to making 2014 a different year by considering giving your relationship an MOT by downloading the ‘Relationship Health Check’ on www. clevedoncounselling. co.uk and have fun reviewing your relationship. Is it in good working order and running smoothly? Does it need a tune up? Are emergency repairs needed? Contact Paul Welcomme, for a ‘tune up or repairs’ on 0774 829 5253 or info@clevedoncounselling.co.uk and daytime and evening appointments are available in Clevedon. You can also learn to manage stress, relieve depression, develop more confidence and make this year more fulfilling for you and your family.

WEDNESDAYS - 10am 2nd Scout Hall, Coleridge Vale Road North 'Behind Christadelphian Church WEDNESDAYS - 5pm & 7pm Conservative Club, Kenn Road 5.00 pm & 7.00 pm Both with An Angela - 01275 849638 MONDAYS - 7.30pm & THURSDAYS - 7.30pm Christchurch, (corner of Chapel Hill) High Dale Road MAIN HALL 7.30pm With Pauline - 07808 612899

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Health & Fitness Exercise of the Month: Upright Rows By: Matt Bembridge, AKA Gym Professor

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very month top personal trainer Matt Bembridge, AKA Gym Professor, provides an exercise of the month for readers to try. This month he talks us through Upright Rows.

The Trapezius muscle group derives its name from its trapezium-like shape; the corners being the insertion points at the neck, the shoulders, and the thoracic vertebra. The mid-fibres (running between the shoulders) are primarily responsible for elevation of the shoulders and can be worked during exercises such as Stiff-Arm Circles (covered previously), High Pulls, Shrugs, and Upright Rows. This month, we look at Upright Rows, which can be performed with pulleys, bands, barbells, smith machine, or dumbbells. Here, we demonstrate with dumbbells: 1) Select a sensible weight and assume the Start-Position, bending your elbows ever-so-slightly, taking the strain onto your arms.

the shoulder complex during dayto-day tasks, whether picking something up, holding a baby, or carrying the shopping. Relating to START POSITION MID POSITION exercising are all addressed in a 10 minute the trapezius video prepared by Matt, AKA the muscle group, two common Gym Professor, at his free-onlinequestions are “Will I get big traps?” resource www.GymProfessor.com (asked by women) and “Why do people that miss-use steroids develop or directly by scanning the QR code. You can also big traps?”. follow Matt Simply put, there are more androgen on Facebook receptors in this area. The main source or Twitter by of androgens in the body is the testes, searching therefore, significant development of “GymProfessor”. the trapezius is a male characteristic.

3) Lower the weight slowly to the Start-Position, ensuring you do not lock out your elbows, and repeat.

The further introduction of a synthetic male hormone, steroid use, can lead to disproportionate development in the trapezius muscle group and, to a slightly lesser extent, the deltoids (shoulders).

Upright Rows are an exercise suitable for all and, performed regularly, will serve to improve the strength and function of elevating and supporting

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2) Inhale and, then, exhale as you pull the weight close up the front of your body, ensuring your elbows remain higher than your hands. MidPosition.

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Home & Garden Gardeners’Club February meetings

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Among the other hallmark BMW M design features is the characteristic powerdome on the bonnet, which hints at the potential of the muscular M TwinPower Turbo engine and creates space for the intercooler. The twin-stalk side mirrors are another classic BMW M design feature. Inside, drivers will be greeted by the interior architecture prioritising unimpeachable ergonomics and a clear driver focus. To see this amazing car or arrange a test drive visit your local BMW dealer, Dick Lovett (Bristol) Ltd BMW Dealer, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol Tel: 0117 905 0000.


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Business Every month McManus Williams Limited answers some of your business and accountancy related questions. Question & Answer – Session Fifteen

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he chancellor delivered his Autumn Statement to Parliament early in December and it contained some interesting policy initiatives. Some we already knew about from the 2013 Budget announcements and statements at the party conferences, but there was some new material. I thought it might be useful to provide you with a summary of the most relevant highlights: • The rise in the basic personal allowance (the amount an individual can earn before paying income tax) has been confirmed as £10,000 per annum from 6th April 2014. • A small tax break for married couples has been announced. From April 2015 a spouse or civil partner with earnings below the basic rate will be able to transfer £1,000 of their personal allowance to their spouse or civil partner, providing the recipient is also a basic tax payer. This could save a couple up to £200 in tax per annum.

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• From 6th April 2005 employers will no longer have to pay employers national insurance on amounts paid to employees under the age of 21, an expensive measure for the Treasury and aimed at further supporting businesses looking to expand their workforce. • The final period capital gains tax exemption for a property that has at some point been your principal private residence is being reduced from 36 months to 18 months from 6th April 2014. This will be particularly relevant to those of you who are letting out a property that you used to live in and which you may now be considering disposing of. • The annual capital gains tax exempt amount has been confirmed as £11,000 for 2014/15, an increase of only £100 on the previous tax year. Expected to rise to £11,100 for 2015/16. • The cash ISA allowance has been set at £5,940 for 2014/15 and £11,880 for stocks and shares ISAs.

• The planned fuel duty increase for September 2014 has been cancelled with no further increases planned in the current Parliament. • Rises in the state pension age are being brought forward to reflect increasing life expectancy, with final retirement ages to be decided by an independent panel. People now in their 20’s can expect to have to work till they are 70. • Interestingly, tax discs on cars are to be replaced by a new electronic system and from October 14 drivers will be able to pay their road tax by monthly direct debit. • Happily the small business rate relief scheme is being extended until April 2015. • Free school meals for infants (reception years 1 & 2) will also be available from September 2014.


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