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Issue 14 June – July 2014

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Welcome & Contents

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ummer or not it’s on its way and the next couple of months are going to be very busy. If you’re a sports fan or just want to stay away from the television and enjoy the “Summer” weather in June or July. Don’t forget the start of Wimbledon on 23rd June. Can Andy Murray defend his title this year? The British Grand Prix at Silverstone is 4th – 6th July, will Lewis Hamilton stand on the top step of the podium? The Commonwealth Games starts at the end of July and of course let’s

not forget the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil which begins on June 12th. Will we all be on the edge of our seats until the bitter end cheering on England or facing an early bath! Bicester Town Carnival in association with Armed Forces Day is well worth keeping an eye out for on Saturday 28th June at Pingle Field. The Procession starts at 12noon and the Carnival opens at 1pm, £3 entry, Under 16’s FREE. There is plenty going on this Summer in Garth Park to suit many tastes

Contents

June – July 2014 Issue Number 14

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Entertainment & Leisure

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Health, Beauty & Fitness

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Computers

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Services

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Homes

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Gardens

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Diary of Events

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Tradespeople

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Windows & Conservatories

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Motors

of music, with Bicester Brass & Wind Band on the Band Stand on the 6th July. Along with a “Take That” Tribute Band on the 19th July. See Diary of Events on page 19 for further details. Have a fab couple of months, until next time.

Support your local businesses and tradespeople in this magazine… Call them first and mention Focus Bicester North magazine!

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Focus Bicester North and Focus Bic ester South have a combined circulation of 14,000 ma gazines. That's a tremendous amount of local selling power for your business. To advertise call us on 01869 908247 or 07756 544511

email: steve@focusmagazinegroup.co.uk visit: www.focusmagazinegroup.co.uk

Follow us on Twitter: @FocusMagazines Find us on Facebook: FocusMagazineGroup Published by: Focus Magazine Group, The Studio 15 Buckingham Way, Towcester, Northants, NN12 6JY Advertise your business locally from as little as £20 a month - Call us on 01869 908247

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We gratefully acknowledge the support of businesses whose adverts appear in Focus Bicester North, whilst every care is taken to ensure accuracy, the publishers cannot accept responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by error in the printing of an advert. All artwork is accepted on strict condition that permission has been given for use in the publication. Adverts are accepted on the understanding that the descriptions of goods and services are fair and accurate. Any reproduction of any material is forbidden without the written consent of the publishers. The publishers cannot accept responsibility for views expressed by contributors, or for the accuracy of claims made by the advertisers.

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Entertainment & Leisure

Win a meal for two at the Bure Farm Public House, Bicester

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ou will have no doubt seen our “Focus people” throughout many of our magazines and now use many similar figures to promote the Focus Find it online directory. Search out our family, shown below and be entered into a draw for this month’s prize of a meal for two at The Bure Farm Public House in Bicester.

Our Focus family are hidden as individuals in four separate adverts within this issue of the magazine and may be seen engaging in an activity or wearing different accessories. Just make a note of each advert that you find a family member hidden in, then simply email or post your findings to: karen@focusmagazinegroup.co.uk or post to Focus Family, The Studio, 15 Buckingham Way, Towcester NN12 6JY. Closing date for entries is 28th June 2014

The Focus Family: Frank, the Dad, Faye, the Mum, Floss, their Daughter and Felix, the Son.

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The winner of our Find the Focus Family competition from our last issue was San Vincent from Bicester.

Picture This Photography Portrait, Landscape, Events, Pets & Commercial Photography                             

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Entertainment & Leisure

BRACKLEY FRINGE FESTIVAL is coming! August 1st-3rd 2014

In the meantime we are running a number of events to raise awareness and funds, please support as much as you can, Brackley Fringe is a community event:

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Craft Fair, Dance Demonstrations, Street Entertainers- ALL FREE Super Sunday August 3rd

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Services Extensions of this size will be subject to a “light touch” neighbours’ consultation scheme. For this you must notify the local council of your plans. They will then inform your adjoining neighbours and, if no objection is raised, approve your plans. In the case of objections the council will investigate further. The golden rule is if you are unsure whether you need planning permission, always check first. There is nothing worse than beginning a development, only to have to halt construction and deal with the red tape involved in sorting the matter out. For further information on this or other property related matters, please contact David Inch at Spratt Endicott Solicitors on 01295 204015 or email him at dinch@se-law.co.uk.

If you are planning to Buy - Sell - Remortgage a house, our team of legal experts are here to help you DAVID INCH Partner dinch@se-law.co.uk

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ALL AUCTIONS TO BE HELD ON A SATURDAY AT THE AUCTION HOUSE, TINGEWICK 10:30am START. VIEWING ON FRIDAY 10am TILL 7pm & MORNING OF THE SALE

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Local Home Care Company celebrates its 10th year in Bicester

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lite Care Agency was founded 10 years ago by the current owner Alison Beckett. Alison’s vision was to provide high quality care in peoples’ own homes within her local community. When the business started she had a small team of three experienced carers and an office in her spare room. Whilst being careful to maintain the original high standards and focus within Bicester, the team has gradually expanded to include 15 care assistants, 4 domestic support assistants, an office administrator and Deputy Manager. Last year Elite Care moved to commercial office premises off Market Square making it easier for customers to visit. Most of Elite’s clients are older people living within Bicester or surrounding villages and their care assistants are local too. As staff are not travelling

• The Elite Care Agency team.

long distances between clients this helps to ensure a consistent and reliable service. Elite Care services are wide ranging, from providing help with shopping and house work to complex health care tasks and rehabilitation. Elite Care recognizes each client has individual needs and circumstances and staff work as flexibly as possible to meet personal requirements. The goal is always to support people to live as comfortably as possible in their own homes. Without doubt Elite Care’s most valued resource is its team of dedicated staff who really appreciate being able to make a difference to peoples lives. Elite Care has recently updated its website which features some of the staff and clients, and gives a flavour of what this Bicester company is all about. www.elitecareagency.co.uk

Due to continued expansion of our business we are looking to recruit caring and enthusiastic people to join our friendly and professional team. Vacancies within the company include:

Senior Carer

Approximately 30 hours per week including some weekends.

Care Assistants

For evenings and weekends only, with flexible hours. Car driver essential.

Domestic Support Assistant

Approximately 12 hours per week based at a local retirement complex.

All work is located within a 10 mile radius of Bicester. We offer excellent rates of pay and opportunities to progress within the company.

For more details or an informal chat please ring Alison or Corinne on Tel: 01869 247779 or email: elitecareagency@aol.com www.elitecareagency.co.uk

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Homes “finest quality individual soft furnishings for your home” • Headboards • Beds • Sofabeds • New sofas & chairs • Re-upholstery • Footstools

We offer beautiful hand-made

curtains, blinds, loose covers and general soft furnishings.

Select your bespoke look from our large range of fabric pattern and blind books.

Complete the theme from our selection of poles, tracks and complementary wallpapers.

First Home Consultation and Estimates FREE

Tel 01869 345943

www.pleatssoftfurnishings.co.uk Unit 8, Green Farm, Fritwell, OX27 7QU (showroom visits by appointment only)

• Ottomans • Loose Covers • Foam cut to order • Feather cushions • Repairs • Leather repairs All with a huge range of fabrics to choose from

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Homes

20 years of The Fire Place

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he Fire Place, Bicester is an established supplier of traditional and contemporary stoves supplying and installing wood burning, multifuel, Gas and Electric Stoves and Fireplaces in designs by all the major brands – Stovax, Dovre, Jotul, Scan Andersen, Yeoman, Morso, Franco Belge, ACR, Gazco and Jetmaster built-in convector box fires for the last 20 years.

If your Stove or Gas Fire needs some tender loving care, The Fireplace can also provide a range of replacement parts for many Stoves or Gas fires. Serviceable parts can be supplied or installed in order to keep your Stove or Fire in tip top order. At the showroom, advice and assistance can be given on parts and accessories, replacement rope seals, fire bricks, grates and glass. Fireplaces are available in wood, stone, marble and cast iron - wood, stone and marble can be made bespoke to your requirements. Hearths come in stone, slate, marble, granite, glass, and

Established supplier of traditional and contemporary stoves, gas �ires and �ireplaces supplying and installing Wood Burning, Multifuel, Gas and Electric Stoves and Fireplaces in designs by all the major brands: Stovax, Dovre, Jotul, Scan Andersen, Yeoman, Morso, Franco Belge, ACR, Gazco and Jetmaster.

tiles. Bring back that warmth, comfort and style to your living room from our fabulous range. Don't worry if you are without a chimney - installations are possible in most cases as The Fireplace also undertakes chimney relining and stainless steel flue systems for rooms without chimneys. The company is registered with Gas Safe and is approved as a competent installer by the official body HETAS for wood and multifuel installations. Why not go along to the showroom to see for yourself? There are many Stoves, Fireplaces and Gas Fires on display to help you see how your room could be transformed. Open: Weds–Fri 9am–4pm, Sat 10am–3pm Tel: 01869 322389 www.the-fire-place.co.uk

If your Stove needs some tender loving care we can provide a range of replacement parts for many Stoves. Supplied or installed in order to keep your stove or �ire in tip top order.

• Accessories • Replacement Rope Seals • Fire Bricks • Glass • Grates and Stove Paint

45 Wedgwood Road, Bicester OX26 4UL

Opening times: Wednesday–Friday 9am–4pm, Saturday 10am–3pm

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Bathrooms you should aspire to

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ased in Buckingham for the last 12 years, Aspirational Interiors supply and fit Bathrooms, En-suites and Cloakrooms. They supply a full range of bathroom products and accessories from a carefully selected group of trusted manufacturers. Their Managing Director Nathan Mitchell previously traded from the same showroom formerly known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buckingham Bathrooms & Tiles". Four and a half years ago along with Paul Mitchell his father, they acquired the previous business and now trade as a family concern. Since the formation, support from the local town and surrounding areas has been very encouraging.

Aspirational Interiors pride themselves in offering good old fashioned service along with friendly advice. Today they have many good customers in and around Buckingham. Visit them at their showroom which has ample parking or let them visit you at home. They will work with you and make suggestions that help you

create the design that you want. They realise that they need to supply products to satisfy all budgets and in their showroom they have a good selection on display including two working saunas. They also supply and fit water softeners in an area well known for its hard water and subsequent limescale. Exact space utilisation and good visualisation is assured using their Computer Aided Design service. They are committed to providing you with the installation you are imagining right now. They want to provide you with a service which exceeds your expectations so that you will recommend them to other interested parties who you will meet in the future. So whether you are looking for a complete installation or just one small item. Why not visit Aspirational Interiors who can turn your dream bathroom into a reality. You can contact them on 01280 823340.

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Diary of Events

ents v E f o y r Dia World Cup Fever

12th June – 13th July

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Bicester Town Carnival

in association with Armed Forces Day

Bank Holiday Monday

25th August

Time to take a trip to the seaside if the weather is nice!

Bicester Courtyard Rock School

Calling all budding musicians deve lop your individual sound and brand new techniques, boos t your performance ability and explore creat ive ideas. Cost is £35 for 5 weeks or £65 for 10 week s. Call Zaylie on 01869 602560 zayli e@oyap.org.uk

Bicester Market

Saturday 28th June at Pingle Field

ival opens at Procession starts at 12noon and Carn . FREE 1pm £3 entry Under 16’s

Operated on behalf of Bicester Mark et Association To book a stall please contact 0129 5 221803 held on Fridays ONLY with an average of 19 stalls.

Band Concert with Bicester Brass & Wind Band

Langford Village Baby and Toddler Group

Sunday 6th July at the Band Stand in Garth Park from 2pm to 4pm

Back for Good Take That Tribute Band Saturday 19th July at Garth Park in Bicester

7.30pm Gates open 6.30pm. Event begins FREE. 5’s r Unde 16’s, r unde £5 , entry £10

Bicester Hockey Club

ster Cooper School, Churchill Road, Bice 4th June 2014 – 9th July

Come along Sessions every Wed 7.30pm-9pm. to stay in shape with your friends – it’s a great way nt. There’s onme envir ble socia in a relaxed and membership, no need to commit to ongoing club dules. £2-5 (tbc). regular training or competition sche b.org.uk clubdevelopment@bicesterhockeyclu

Langford Village Community Centre, Nightingale Place, Bicester Oxon Mondays and Fridays 9.15-11.15

Come along to our friendly toddler group and enjoy time with your children, allowing them to socialise with others. Have a cuppa and meet new people £1.50 per family (First session free). Call Nikki Wood 07734 362251.

Bicester Car Boot Sale

Bicester Showground, Buckingham Road, Bicester

Held on Sundays. Seller start time 7.30 am. Buyer arrival time 8.00am From Mar to Oct 2014. Seller fee cars £7.00 vans £11.00. See more at: www.carbootjunction.co m or call 07922 087243 to check event, times and entry price.

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Tradespeople

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Windows & Conservatories

Cloudy2Clear Windows Service with a smile!

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t’s been a crazy few months for Cloudy2Clear Windows. The company which specialises in repairing windows which are steamed up, broken or damaged by replacing the panes – not the frames has grown rapidly as homeowners take advantage of their services.

Managing Director Josh Florey feels that it’s all about service. “Our product is simple. If your double glazing is misted up we can replace the glass at a fraction of the cost of a new window, in any type of frame, and with a new 10 year guarantee. But it’s not just about saving people money, although that obviously helps. Many tradespeople have struggled since last year and I honestly feel that during the good times a minority perhaps didn’t focus on customer care as much as they should have done. We make sure we turn up when we say we will, do the job the customer requires and leave their house as clean as a whistle. I often get comments back from customers on how

they really didn’t expect that sort of service which, in a way, is very sad for the service industry as a whole.” Cloudy2Clear service the Bicester, Brackley •Josh Florey, and Oxford Cloudy2Clear. areas and Josh is finding that his approach is a major factor in his success. “The truth is that it’s not just the personal satisfaction that I get from doing a good job but also it makes good business sense. I get a huge amount of business from friends and family of people I’ve done work for, which just goes to show how much a little bit of effort is appreciated.” So, if your windows are steamed up, broken or damaged give Josh a call for a free quotation on 0800 61 21 118 and he’ll be happy to help!

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Motors

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