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Issue 39 July – August 2018

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elcome to our July/ August Bicester South edition and hopefully the warmer weather is here to stay for the next few months. Some great news for The Hummingbird Centre Bicester. They have been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for all the amazing work and support they give to their guests and families. A huge

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Welcome & Contents and well deserved well done from all of us here at Focus. The Wordsearch inside this edition gives you the chance to win a Glamping Break for up to 4 people at Cosgrove Park. So don’t delay, complete it and either post to the address at the bottom of this page or save on the price of a stamp and e-mail to competition@ focusmagazinegroup.co.uk. Remember you have to be in it to win it! A notable diary date for all tennis fans is Wimbledon, which starts on the 2nd July. Also, don’t forget to take a

Contents

July – August 2018 Issue Number 39

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Entertainment & Leisure

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Beauty & Wellbeing

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Business & Professional

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Pets

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Home Services

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Homes & Interiors

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Tradespeople

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Windows & Conservatories

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Garden & Outdoor Maintenance

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look at our What's On page for events locally in Bicester over the next couple of months. Garth Park has a variety of events in July and August and they are always fun-filled days. Enjoy the Summer weather and that precious time with your family and friends. That’s all from me this issue and I will be back before you know it. In the meantime if you wish to highlight or promote your local event for the next issue please send the details to events@ focusmagazinegroup.co.uk or call 01327 353753.

It's Sizzling Summer Events Time for Bicester! Bicester has got the cream of the crop when it come to things to do during July and August. Make sure you don't miss any of them, turn to our What's On feature on page 28.

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

Dreaming of white sands and bright skies in 2018? Are you a frequent business traveller – need flights or hotels ? OR just need a break near or far. CALL ME I AM YOUR PERSONAL TRAVEL ADVISOR, WITH 17 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE NIGEL SCRIMSHAW Tel : 01869 868140

Email: nigel.scrimshaw@travelcounsellors.com Web: www.travelcounsellors.co.uk/nigelscrimshaw

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

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DISCOVER COSGROVE PARK Set in 180 acres of outstanding Natural Beauty, right on your door step! So you don’t have to travel far for a great holiday! 

Lakeside, riverside and family friendly Holiday Home plots available

Seasonal and overnight plots for touring Caravans & Motorhomes

Luxury Glamping Pods on lakeside locations to hire for a unique camping experience

Holiday homes for sale, short and long term lets

Glamping Pods

All inclusive water sports including powerboat rides, catamarans, paddle boards and pedalos

A fully equipped amusement arcade with tenpin bowling, pool table & crazy golf

On-site convenience store, a handy one-stop-shop

Contemporary lakeside Bistro, offering family style dining to gastropub food

Heated outdoor swimming pool and paddling pool

13 well stocked fishing lakes for the keen angler

Miles of walking and cycling trails in the surrounding nature reserves

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Entertainment & Leisure

A beautiful escape right on your doorstep

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With a large range of static holiday homes, choose from our magnificent lakeside, riverside and family friendly plots with stunning views.

osgrove Park offers a wonderful environment where you can relax with family and friends. Set amongst 180 acres of lakes, rivers and woodland in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

For holiday makers on the move we have over 300 seasonal and overnight touring plots available.

We have miles of local trails for walking and cycling or simply to observe the extensive range of wildlife in our surrounding nature reserves. We offer a range of recreational and leisure facilities including a heated outdoor pool, tenpin bowling, arcade and skate park. With thirteen lakes, two rivers and the Grand Union Canal next door, fishing is a big part of Cosgrove Park. Our onsite contemporary Bistro offers everything from family style dining to gastro-pub grub. Alternatively our well stocked convenience store has everything you will need to prepare for your stay.

We are now offering luxurious Glamping experiences, with our brand new Glamping Pods which overlook our beautiful Moorhen Lake. Residents and their guests also have the opportunity to participate in our many events and activities throughout the season, including live music, comedy acts, watersports, tennis, fishing competitions and lessons, and much more. Cosgrove Park is located on the Bucks and Northants border in the village of Cosgrove, just a few minutes drive from Milton Keynes. www.cosgrovepark.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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Entertainment & Leisure Microblading by Kinga

Fully insured and qualified SPMU Artist Level 4 Microblading North Oxfordshire’s Only Full Service Photographic Retailer

Includes: free consultation patch test microblading after care free top up after 4-6 weeks

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

www.imagex.co.uk 28 Sheep Street Bicester, OX26 6LG Tel: 01869 368183

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Introduction offer only £150!!! (Worth £300)

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

BE SOMEBODY NOBODY THOUGHT YOU COULD BE

A FIT, HEALTHY BODY—THAT IS THE BEST FASHION STATEMENT

Discover how Evolve can help you get ready for the Summer • Personal Training for that extra challenge and motivation • Sports massage to boost performance and prevent injury • Club challenges to inspire and push you

Back from University for the Summer—Come Join Us • Flexible memberships, no joining fees or contracts, PAYG, 3 visit pass • Fun classes for members and non members • Personalised programmes with regular reviews and fitness checks Evolve Health & Fitness — The inspirational club focused on its members 8

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Beauty & Wellbeing

Wordsearch

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Swimming Pool Bistro Crazy Golf Tennis Arcade Pedalo Speedboat Lakes Caravan Pods Fishing Fun Skate Park Shop Discover more BBQ about Cosgrove Relax Park on their Holiday Home advert on page 6 Sailing *For 2 nights for up to 4 people. Cycling Booking will be subject to availability Family and excludes bank holiday weekends.

in a fabulous Glamping Break at Cosgrove Park with our Wordsearch competition.* Just find all the words listed here, horizontally, vertically, diagonally or backwards and follow the instructions below. Our winner from last time was Pamela Connell from Bicester.

Focus Bicester South JULY-AUG 2018

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: 6th August 2018

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* For NEW CLIENTS only with Stylist and Senior Stylists excludes Children’s Cuts, and not in conjunction with any other offer. Quote FMOX for this offer

For Children & Young People Aged 5 to 21 years

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Business & Professional

Gents… you have your own stunning grooming salon right here in Bicester

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ave you heard… Bicester is now home to Oxfordshire’s first grooming salon exclusively for men and it's fast gaining popularity. Gent’s Groom Room on Sheep Street Bicester offers facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing and sports massages as well as a range of Pride & Groom packages so that grooms can look and feel their best on their wedding day. Gone are the days when men felt embarrassed to admit they have their eyebrows waxed or indulge in a regular facial, now men openly look after their skin and nails just like women have been doing for years. Therapists at Gent’s Groom Room are also trained in deep tissue massage which is suitable for everyone as well as sportsmen. This can dramatically help individuals who suffer from back pain, headaches, poor posture or just relieve stress and tension from everyday life.

hard to make Gent’s Groom Room a welcoming, very masculine environment with an expert team." "We are also proud stockists of the Geo. F. Trumper range which includes stunning fragrances, skin foods and shaving products.” To book an appointment, take a tour or buy gift vouchers please visit www.gentsgroomroom.co.uk or just pop in and see us on Sheep Street.

Owner Andy Willis, who also owns Andy’s Barber Shop in Pioneer Square said: “It’s a really exciting time to be in the male grooming market and we’ve worked

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 To advertise call Focus now on 01327 353753 or visit the website www.focusmagazinegroup.co.uk

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Wyndham Hall Ca r e h om e

Welcome to Wyndham Hall. When you step inside our beautiful state of the art home you will leave your typical view of care homes behind. Hair and Beauty Salon, Cinema, Coffee Shop, Pub, Restaurant and Bistro. Our team are passionate and dedicated to enable our residents lead fulfilling lives. Call in and meet the team, passionate about care and passionate about people with a warmth and compassion that underpins everything we do.

Contact us to find out more about our Summer Breaks.

Proud to be rated 9.7 on carehome.co.uk

Wyndham Hall Care Home Skimmingdish Lane, Launton, Bicester OX26 5AF Tel: 01869 722767 Email: wyndham.hall@mmcg.co.uk

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Business & Professional

3 reasons you should be using email marketing

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ith many of us bombarded with marketing messages everyday, it can be easy to think that nobody bothers to check their emails any more. Think again. Email is still one of the best ways to reach your audience, here's why. 1. Fewer distractions Unlike social media, where you can refresh your feed every 10 seconds, when you send an email, you have the chance to invite your customer into your world for 10 seconds. 2. Make purchasing easy An email lands in your inbox with a discount code, and a link to buy, what's stopping you? An email makes it easy for customers to buy again, so it's easier to convert. 3. Build loyalty Offering discounts, news and announcements only to your newsletter subscribers adds exclusivity

and creates a network of loyalty. They start to look out for your newsletter because they know it's worth it. Deliver value and you will attract loyalty. Ready to get started? Make sure you get permission before emailing your list. The General Data Protection Regulation, which came in to force on the 25th May 2018, means all businesses must get permission from contacts before sending marketing emails. You can do this by asking your contacts to fill in a form which states they are happy to be subscribed to your mailing list. This applies to those on your existing mailing list too. Written by Extravis Marketing. For help setting up your email newsletter, get in touch at www.extravismarketing.co.uk.

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Would you like to know more? Call Katey or Adrian

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A friendly approach to Will writing and estate planning 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 Daily Living Aids, Wheelchairs, Rollators, Servicing, Repairs and Hire

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

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Home visits and office appointments available. Home visits at no extra charge

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

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Business & Professional

Protect your home from care costs with your Will

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aking sure that when you pass away everything you have goes to the family used to be pretty straightforward. The sensible advice was to pass everything first to your partner. Leaving them to pass assets on to the children when they go. Sadly, these types of ‘Mirror Wills’ fail to protect your property from a very significant modern threat. If you pass everything over to your spouse and they require care after your death, the local authority will include the whole value of the home as an asset that will need to be sold to pay for the care. With care home fees well over £1000 a week they have the power to force the sale of the home to pay for it. If proper plans are made in your Will when you are both alive you can protect the home from going to pay for future care.

passes your share of your property into a simple Will Trust, you can make sure the family home can be taken out of the equation if care is required in the future. Your spouse will be guaranteed the right to live and to remain in the home unhindered and the children will be guaranteed to receive it only on the second death.

Putting a proper estate plan in place doesn’t need to be complicated but it does involve planning in good time. By writing your Wills in a way that

Call Sam on 01865 600267 www.assuredwillsoxford.co.uk Assured Wills, Grace Cottage, Otmoor Lane

"It's great to know their future is secured in our wills..." "And their inheritance will only go to them when they are old enough to use it wisely." It's so important that what is ours will, one day, be theirs. After a free consultation in our own home, we knew how best to structure our Wills to protect what we have spent a lifetime saving. It's wonderful to know our estate is now secure for the family's future.

Specialist Estate Planning in your Home

Call Sam on 01865 600 267 assuredwillsoxford.co.uk Assured Wills, Grace Cottage, Otmoor Lane, Beckley, Oxford, OX3 9UX

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print requirements Deciding on the quantity, paper thickness and the artwork design is only the beginning when it comes to print. We are happy to talk through your requirements, and the printing options available.

Leaflets

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In addition to the above commonly printed items, we can also produce bespoke Brochures, Booklets, Handbooks, Menus, Comp Slips, Letterheads, NCR Sets, Labels, Order/Invoice Pads, A4 Laser Cheques/Remittances and much, much more. With an In-house Design Team, and a wealth of experience, we can design your artwork at a very reasonable additional charge.

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Pets

Advice for people travelling with pets

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ll this warm weather marks the start of the holiday season where many people will travel to mainland Europe with their pet dog. This has become much simpler in recent years with the streamlining of the Pet Travel Scheme. You may not be aware but cats and ferrets are also covered by the travel scheme. The pre-requisites are a microchip, a rabies vaccination and a Pet Passport. 3 weeks after the vaccination you can leave the country with your pet. Before returning to the UK dogs must have a tapeworm treatment given and certified by a vet (not for cats or ferrets). That all sounds simple but there are other considerations such as whether your pet is a good traveller; a trip to southern France or Spain can be very stressful and hot for a pet who is anxious about travelling and they might be much happier in a boarding kennels or with a pet sitter.

The other main consideration is the risk of contracting conditions which don’t exist in the UK. For example, in the southern Mediterranean countries a parasite called Leishmania can be spread via sand fly bites. The condition tends to be lifelong and very debilitating, affecting skin, organs, eyes and more! There are ways to minimise risks of contracting these conditions and you vet is the first place to get advice. A Vet in the area you are staying in will have more localised knowledge of what type of conditions they see in that area. Enjoy your pets! Jason Williams, Bicester Vets

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

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Homes & Interiors

Your local carpet and flooring showroom KARNDEAN

APPROVED RETAILER

Unit 6 Ball Moor, Buckingham Industrial Est, Buckingham MK18 1RT Tel: 01280 817742 Visit us from 9am every Monday to Saturday

www.mjharrisflooring.co.uk

Top quality bespoke furniture. You design it, we’ll make it. Custom made upholstered furniture for those rooms where only the very best quality furniture will do.

Why Choose Kraft Upholstery? Trustworthy, local, and established. We are committed to meeting your furniture needs. You can choose from a vast range of fabrics and styles to suit your preferences.

Our showroom boasts a select display of our furniture. You’re welcome to browse around for ideas and inspiration, it is a great opportunity to see the outstanding quality of our work. We also display a huge range of fabrics from a diverse scope of designers. There will always be a friendly professional to talk you through any queries you may have.

We also offer a full re-upholstery service including replacement cushions, springs and repairs 18a County Road, Buckingham Road Industrial Estate, Brackley NN13 7AX

Call us on: 01280 706074 e: info@kraftupholstery.co.uk  www.kraftupholstery.co.uk

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Windows & Conservatories

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Garden & Outdoor Maintenance

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The Hummingbird Centre announces new workshop

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he Hummingbird Centre believes in empowering our guests so we are very pleased to announce that we will be working with Anita Care to provide bra and breast form fitting workshops. Anita Care Confidence Clinics are an initiative designed to improve the quality of aftercare for patients who have had breast cancer. Correctly fitted breast forms, bras and swimwear can help restore curves and confidence. Anita Confidence Consultants offer a bra-fitting service and like the Hummingbird Centre, Anita Care believes strongly in patient choice. An Anita Confidence Consultant will work with our guests to find the correct sized bra and best breast form regardless of whether this is an Anita product or another brand.

Every year 1.7 million people worldwide are diagnosed with breast cancer – a life changing diagnosis. In this new and difficult situation Anita Care supports women affected by breast cancer with products to restore confidence and well-being.

They are a family run business and have been breast forms specialists for over 45 years with bespoke clinics tailored to their guests. They have a complete range of products including lingerie and swimwear which their consultants are trained to fit, they also offer a mail order service. Their website address is: www.anita.com. For further details regarding the workshops please contact The Hummingbird Centre on 01869 244244. www.thehummingbirdcentre.org.uk Registered Charity Number: 1156595

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What’s On…

JULY & AUG

The Waterloo Band & Bugles, Garth Park.

Saturday 7th July WW1 Centenary Band Concert The Waterloo Band & Bugles of the 7th Battalion Rifles will be performing in aid of SSAFA (the Armed Forces charity) and SOFO (Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum). Garth Park 7pm – 10pm. Ticket prices for adults £12.50, under 16's £6, under 5’s free.

Saturday 28th July Summer Festival The Hummingbird Centre will be holding a Summer Festival at Launton Playing Field. 12noon – 6pm. Entry £1, under 16’s free. To include a bouncy castle, dog show, stalls, food and tug of war, to name just a few.

Saturday 7th July Bicester Mum2mum Market The Bicester School, Queens Avenue, OX26 2NS. 10.30am – 12.30pm. For more details visit the event page www.facebook.com/events/270293513478980/ or bicester@mum2mummarket.co.uk

Saturday 1st August Teddy Bears Picnic Garth Park presents its Annual Teddy Bears Picnic and Activity Day from 11am – 3pm. Entry is Free.

Saturday 28th July Party in the Park Presented by Bicester Round Table and One Bicester at Garth Park from 5pm until 10pm. Tickets prices for adults £12.50, under 16’s £6, under 5’s free. Teddy Bears Picnic, Garth Park.

Saturday 18th August The Ramps Saturday night fun at Garth Park from 6.30pm – 10pm. Tickets are £12.50, under16’s £6 and under 5’s are free. Sunday 19th August Porsche GB/Car Show Free entry to the show in Garth Park, which takes place from 11am until 4pm. Saturday 25th August 80’s Rewind Time to jump back to the 80’s and boogie along to some old tunes from 6.30pm until 10pm. All taking place in Garth Park. Tickets are £12.50 for adults, under 16’s are £6 and under 5’s are free.

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