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Issue 37 April – May 2018

OX26/27

Delivered free to over 7,000 homes and businesses in the Bicester area One of six Focus magazines delivered in three counties to over 55,000 homes! To advertise call: 01327 353753

Win a Meal for Two at The Penny Black, Bicester – See inside

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elcome to our Spring edition and with it brings hope of some much needed warmer weather to come. This is often the time that some of us look at updating our home, on a personal note I know my Husband dreads this time of year as I start to bring home numerous tester pots or wallpaper samples to re -decorate a room that he only did a year or so ago! Have you ever witnessed or been the victim of a crime if so you can read all about the

Contents

Welcome & Contents support Victims First can give you inside this edition. Local Bicester bookstore Coles which first opened it’s doors to the public in 1990 is moving to larger premises next to WH Smiths in the next few months, it has for nearly a decade been the place for shoppers and families to bury their noses into a new book or meet visiting authors for a book signing, so be sure to pay their new store a visit.

The prize this time is a meal for two at The Penny Black, Bicester so don’t delay fill in the squares on our Sudoku page and post to the address at the bottom of the page or save on the price of a stamp and e-mail to competition@ focusmagazinegroup.co.uk. Finally just a reminder that we have two Bank Holidays in May on the 7th and the 28th to look forward too, so enjoy this precious time with your friends and family and with any luck the sun will be shining too!

The deadline for advertising in your next issue of Focus Bice ster is the 4th April 2018

April – May 2018 Issue Number 37

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Entertainment & Leisure

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Food & Drink

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Beauty & Wellbeing

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Health & Fitness

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Business & Professional

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Pets

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Education

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Home Services

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Homes & Interiors

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Tradespeople

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Garden & Outdoor Maintenance

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Windows & Conservatories

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Motors

Plans for your garden but not sure where to start? Talk to our garden and landscape experts, turn to pages 21-26

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To advertise your business call us on: 01327 353753 email: bicester@focusmagazinegroup.co.uk visit: www.focusmagazinegroup.co.uk Follow us on Twitter: @FocusMagazines Find us on Facebook: FocusMagazineGroup Focus Magazine Group, 14 Grafton Suite, Caswell Science & Technology Park, Caswell Road, Towcester NN12 8EQ We gratefully acknowledge the support of businesses whose adverts appear in Focus Magazines, 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

MARSH GIBBON

TENNIS CLUB FREE

TENNIS COACHING •••

FOR RECEPTION, YEAR 1 & 2 CHILDREN Marsh Gibbon Tennis club is pleased to be able to offer free coaching sessions at the club on:

Saturday 28th April 2pm Thursday 3rd May 4pm (The sessions will be between 30/45 minutes)

• PLEASE BRING A DRINK AND SUITABLE SPORTS WEAR • • TENNIS EQUIPMENT PROVIDED • Turn up on the day or for further details please contact Peter Cowley on:

07539 244155

Marsh Gibbon Tennis Club is situated near the Village Hall in Clements Lane

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Entertainment & Leisure

Professional tennis coaching for youngsters

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eter Cowley Tennis has been successfully providing professional coaching at Marsh Gibbon Tennis Club for a number of years.

All of Peter’s coaches are LTA qualified and offer coaching on a one to one or group basis for all ages. The free trial sessions advertised are a great way to see if your child enjoys tennis and if so there are numerous courses for ages 4 upwards held on a regular weekly basis at the club throughout the year which they could attend.

If you have older children who are interested in a free trail please give Peter a call on 07539 244155. Peter’s team also provide adult coaching at the club on an individual or group basis for all standards. Club membership is not required for the coaching. In summary the club offer year round adult group coaching and junior coaching programmes, including weekly groups, school holiday camps and individual or family lessons, all from LTA qualified coaches. Please give Peter a call on 07539 244155 or email pwhcowley@hotmail.com if you require any further information.

Would you like to join the Freemasons? Have you ever wondered about Freemasonry in Bicester?

Where is it held? What is involved? Who can join and how? For more information and a personal guided tour of the Masonic Hall

Please Contact Alan Knowles 52 Cranesbill Drive, Bicester

Tel: 01869 244754

North Oxfordshire’s Only Full Service Photographic Retailer Cameras - Compact/CSC/DSLR Accessories - Lenses, Tripods & More Photo Prints - Digital & Film Development Wall Art - Canvas Prints, Posters & Panels Frames - Huge range to fit all needs

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Bicester, OX26 6LG www.imagex.co.uk Tel: 01869 368183

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Entertainment & Leisure

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Entertainment & Leisure

BRACKLEY & BICESTER

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MOTORCYCLE TRAINING CBT COURSES

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On a bike of at least 395cc, with a power output of between 33bhp and 47bhp.

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On an unrestricted bike. These bikes vary in power – usually over 75BHP.

OTHER MOTORCYCLE TRAINING COURSES From pillion training to motorway riding courses.

Mob: 07710 109203

www.learn2ride.org.uk Email: Bookings@learn2ride.org.uk

Call 07921 990635 / 01869 322173 carl@oxtek.co.uk www.oxtek.co.uk

PETER BASSETT LTD Your Local Stockists of: Car & Caravan Accessories Towing Equipment

we are open to the public with trade prices!

Tools & Power Tools from Sealey Teng Bosch Draper Workwear & Safety Boots AdBlue Batteries Oils Car Care Products Only 11 miles from Bicester on the A4221. Ample free parking

Scires Farm Bufflers Holt Buckingham MK18 5DN Tel: 01280 817174 www.peterbassett.co.uk For all business cards, leaflets, flyers, NCR pads and compliment slips call Focus on 01327 353753

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Food & Drink

Visit The Fox Inn, a 200 year old Oxfordshire village pub within the heart of Souldern village Great Beers, Excellent Food

with En-suite Bed & Breakfast Accommodation

Traditional Roast Lunch Served every Sunday

Open 7 days a week Mon-Fri 12.00 – 3.00pm, 5.00 – 11.00pm Sat 12.00 – 11.00pm, Sun 12.00 – 4.00pm Food served: Mon-Sat 12.00 – 2.00pm, 6.00 – 9.00pm Sun 12.00 – 3.00pm

Book to avoid disappointment on: 01869 345284

email: enquiries@thefoxatsouldern.co.uk www.thefoxatsouldern.co.uk

10% OFF DINING (not valid in conjunction with any other offer)

With this voucher at the newly refurbished Dukes Bar & Restaurant at Villiers Hotel. Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Roasts. Call: 01280 822 444

Email: reservations@villiershotels.com

Villiers Hotel 3 Castle Street, Buckingham, MK18 1BS

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Beauty & Wellbeing

Health & Fitness

30% off 1st Visit*

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Massage Tailor made to your particular needs

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£45 per 55 minutes £30 per 30 minutes

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Tel: 07588 639517

for people working for HM Prisons, Social Care, Nursing, Teaching or Emergency Services

GET MOTIVATED Unit 3, Launton Business Park, Murdock Road, Bicester, OX26 4PL T: 01869 323337 E: join@evolvehealthandfitness.co.uk

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Business & Professional

A friendly, local company offering a wide range of comfortable and affordable mobility products with the vision and aspiration to make life that little bit easier Riser Recliners from £475 Fireside Chairs from £418 Mobility Scooters from £675

Mention this ad when you order to claim your FREE RUCKSACK

Daily Living Aids, Wheelchairs, Rollators, Servicing, Repairs and Hire All prices shown are ex VAT

Visit the showroom between Monday and Friday from 9am - 5pm Saturday 9am - 12pm Scires Farm, Bufflers Holt, Buckingham, MK18 5DN

01280 821253

www.sjmobilitysolutions.co.uk

With three meeting rooms, one in a board room style, one classroom style and a third ideal for one to one or interview style, Bicester Meeting Rooms is a perfect all-around venue for your business meetings. We can cater for up to 16 people depending on the style of room, with the boardroom seating up to 14. Located in central Bicester close to Bicester Village with good links to the M40 and M1.

Unit 1 Murdock Road, Bicester Oxon OX26 4PP Tel: 01869 229177 E-mail: info@bicestermeetingrooms.co.uk www.bicestermeetingrooms.co.uk 10

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Business & Professional

Do you need support following a crime?

B

eing a victim or a witness of a crime can be an emotional and difficult time and Victims First is dedicated to making sure that you get the support you need to help you cope and recover. Victims First provides free emotional and practical support to all victims and witnesses of crime, as well as family members of victims. It is available across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and can provide help regardless of whether or not the crime has been reported to the police. A Victims First Officer can discuss any emotional or practical needs you may have and work with you to put a tailored support plan in place. This could involve referring you to one of our specialist services such as our services for victims of sexual violence and domestic abuse.

The type of assistance available includes telephone and face to face support, advocacy including help to access other services such as sexual health clinics, drug and alcohol services and legal services, support through the criminal justice system (if you have reported the crime to the police) and therapeutic counselling. Our Young Victims Service is also available to anyone under 18 and works with young people to help them cope with the effects of crime. To speak to a Victims First Officer about any of our services and to receive support please call 0300 1234 148. You can also make a referral for support online through our website www.victims-first.org.uk or find out more through our Facebook page victimsfirstTV.

Care Empower Recover

Providing support for victims of crime across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire www.victims-first.org.uk 0300 1234 148 To advertise call Focus now on 01327 353753 or visit the website www.focusmagazinegroup.co.uk

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Business & Professional

A friendly approach to Will writing and estate planning

from Gail and the team at Bicester Wills & Probate Standard Single Will

£199

Standard Mirror Wills

£299

Lasting Power of Attorney Property & Financial Affairs

£325

Lasting Power of Attorney Health & Welfare

£325

Both Lasting Powers of Attorney £500 Probate Assistance from

£1,200

Pre-paid Funeral Plans from

£1,745

Specialist provider of outsourcing in accounts and payroll Tom Duff Accountancy Services For a cost effective solution for: • VAT • Personal Tax • Business Tax

Home visits and office appointments available.

• Book Keeping • Accounts Preparation

Contact Tom Duff F. M.A.A.T BSc (hons) to discuss your accountancy needs. Licensed and Fully insured

01869 243500 or 0773 475 3088 Email: tom@tdas.co.uk www.tdas.co.uk Skype: tdasltd

Home visits at no extra charge

Come in and see us at: 10 Crown Walk, Bicester OX26 6HY

or phone us on 01869 226760 gail@bicesterwills.co.uk

www.bicesterwills.co.uk

A compassionate and clear approach to family law 

Divorce and Family Law Solicitors

Specialist advice

No obligation free initial consultation

Easy access just minutes from Pear Tree interchange with plenty of free parking

Visit our website to see client testimonials and location map

The Tack Room, Worton Park, Worton, Oxfordshire OX29 4SU

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Pets

Through the Keyhole

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Spaying bitches has proven benefits also. Apart from stopping inconvenient seasons, there is a health benefit in reducing the risk of mammary tumours significantly. It also prevents unwanted pregnancies. Like anything, there are potential down sides to weigh against the benefits. Increased susceptibility to weight gain, occasional coat changes and is a small increase in the incidence of urinary incontinence.

The high-tech progression is an ovariectomy using laparoscopy (“Keyhole”) surgery. The operation is performed through very small holes with the benefit of less post-op pain, a quicker recovery and quicker return to normal exercise. We now perform Keyhole spays at our practice and the results have been excellent. Due to the equipment involved it does cost a bit more than a standard spay and it is only available for medium and large dogs due to the size of the instruments.

Traditionally, in a bitch spay, the ovaries and uterus are removed surgically - the technical term is an ovariohysterectomy. More recently, some vets just remove the ovaries (an ovariectomy), which gives the same result.

Enjoy your pets! Jason Williams

outine neutering of pets is performed for various reasons, eg. entire Tom cats tend to roam around, get in fights and might urinate in the house to mark territory. Their lifestyle means that entire Toms don’t live as long as castrated males.

We have a lot of information on our website at bicestervets.co.uk If you are interested in this Keyhole option for your bitch then please give us a call at the practice on 01869 252077.

Trust Bicester Vets to care for your pets Why Choose Bicester Vets? Peace of mind for pet owners… l l l l l

Compassionate & Caring at all times Long opening hours for your convenience. 24 hour on-site nursing care as standard for all our hospitalised patients. 24 hour emergency service provided by our vets at our practice. ‘A service that’s second to none from North Oxfordshire’s most established, independent, speciality small animal hospital.’ Bicester Vets • Victoria Road Bicester • OX26 6PJ Like us on facebook at www.facebook.com/bicestervets Follow us on twitter @bicestervets

www.bicestervets.co.uk • Call today on 01869 252077 Covering in excess of 55,000 homes in the OX26, OX27, NN12, NN13, NN7 and MK18 areas

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Education

Immerse yourself in Italian language and culture

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n late September 2017 Knights Languages first Italian Language & Lifestyle course started in Brackley.

They are now going to run a beginners course in Bicester from May 2018 at The Garth, Launton Road, Bicester. The course is aimed at those who don’t speak any Italian, the idea started from Brackley based full time mum, Ginevra. Ginevra wanted to do something with her spare time that would enrich the local communities with a club which wouldn’t be the usual boring 1-hour, it’s all about the grammar, lessons! In fact the lessons are planned to get straight into conversational Italian with fun games, support groups, cooking tips and there will also be some food and drinks tasting, talk about art, culture, Italian costumes and traditions.

The lessons are aimed at everyone. You could be someone who loves holidays in Italy or toying with the idea of moving there; you might simply want to expand your CV or just have a bit of fun! We've had great reviews. Here’s an example: "Italy is a beautiful country and Italian a beautiful language. Ginevra has designed a brilliant formula to make learning the language fun. Experiencing the wonderful food and learning about the culture makes the challenge of learning Italian easier. The classes are relaxed and informal, and the support offered between classes is excellent - you will really want to visit Italy when the course finishes!" For further information please e-mail knightslanguages@gmail.com or call 07940 711790 or visit knightslanguages.co.uk

BICESTERMAIDS

Adding a sparkle to your home

Learn Conversational Italian! in 10 easy weekly beginners lessons starting in May

at The Garth, Launton Road, Bicester Have fun whilst also learning about Italian culture, food and art! Limited spaces only, book your course now!

Contact Ginevra on 07940 711 790 www.knightslanguages.co.uk

(Also native Italians and qualified teachers wanted)

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Home Services

SUDOKU

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ake yourself a cuppa, grab a pen and sit down with our Sudoku Puzzle and see if you can win yourself two main meals for two with two drinks and desserts at The Penny Black in Bicester. The winner from the last issue of Focus Bicester North was Mr K Stuart from Bicester.

Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through to 9, with no repetition. That’s all there is to it! You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic there’s no maths involved and no adding up.

WIN!

A Meal fo r Two at The P enny Black in Bicester

The Penny Black Weatherspoons 58 Sheep Street Bicester OX26 6JW 01869 321535

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Cut out and send entries along with your name, address and phone number to: Competition, Focus Magazine Group, 14 Grafton Suite, Caswell Science & Technology Park, Caswell Road, Towcester NN12 8EQ. Save a stamp – FREE ENTRY email your solution to: competition@focusmagazinegroup.co.uk. Closing date: 8th May 2018

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Homes & Interiors

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APRIL & MAY Sounds of the 70's Music & Comedy Show Saturday 14th April Bicester Round Table lay on transport, a bite to eat and some fantastic entertainment at Highfield Social Club 2pm and 6.30pm, a ticket only event. If you are interested or know someone who is, please email Bicester Round Table at bicester@roundtable.org.uk. Mum2mum Market Nearly New Sale Saturday 28th April At The Bicester School, Queens Avenue, Bicester OX26 2NS from 10.30am-12.30pm. For enquiries email: bicester@mum2mummarket.co.uk. *Focus Magazine Group cannot be held responsible for any changes, amends or cancellations of an event.

Fashion Show Friday 11th May In aid of the Hummingbird Centre, £5 per ticket for more enquiries call 01869 244244. The Ramps Saturday 12th May 8.30pm at The Nightingale Pub, 10 Nightingale Place, Langford, Bicester OX26 6SS. Rhyme Time at Bicester Library for under fives Every Tuesday from 10am to 10.30am Franklins House, Wesley Lane OX26 6JU. Zumba Gold Classes Every Friday 2pm to 3pm Bicester Health and Wellbeing Centre, Social and Community Services, Launton Road, Bicester OX26 6DJ. For more details contact Jan Clarke 01869 242808

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Focus Bicester North April May 2018 magazine  

Focus Magazine Group produces six locally established A5 colour magazines. Each delivered free to all main and surrounding areas of Towcest...

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Focus Magazine Group produces six locally established A5 colour magazines. Each delivered free to all main and surrounding areas of Towcest...

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