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www.focusfindit.co.uk Issue 19

May – June 2014

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Contact Red - 07869 295528 facebook: Red Squirrels Zumba


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Welcome & Contents

W

elcome Midshires readers, I hope you are all well, why would you not be? With the sun shining, fresher air and lighter evenings now. You can feel summer is coming along nicely, so get your flip flops out of the cupboard and go for a walk or visit your nearest beach, if you are planning a weekend away, as we have few Bank Holidays on the 5th and 26th May. A date for the diary, Fathers Day is 16th June, so don’t forget your Dad, as I’m sure he looks after you all year round. Why not treat your Dad and take him out for a meal or buy an England t-shirt (if you can afford

£90!) as the FIFA World Cup starts June 12th till July 13th. Locally, a Farmers Market will take place on 17th May, 10am-1pm at The Cock in Roade. Johnson Brothers 80’s Disco will be at Roade Village Hall 31st May. Why not go and see the flower pot people, around Kislingbury Flowerpot Weekend on 21st–22nd June and choose your favourite to win. Finally, see details on how to find the Focus Family in our ongoing competition on page 29 with a chance to win a FREE SWIM for a family of 4 at Daventry Leisure Centre. Have a fabulous May and June!

Contents

May – June 2014 Issue Number 19

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Health, Beauty & Fitness

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Food & Drink

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Entertainment & Leisure

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Computers

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Services

19

Education

20

Pets

21

Home Services

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Homes

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Tradespeople

34

Windows & Conservatories

38

Gardens

45

Motors

The deadline for advertising in your next issue of Focu s Midshires is the 4th Jun e

Find out what’s on in your area… the easy way, with your handy Diary of Events, turn to page 39

WIN A FREE FAMILY SWIM DArY

re in ou at Daventry Leisure Cent on page 29 Focus Family competition

Frogs & Frolics An exclusive event at The Stani Art House, see pages 12 & 13

To advertise call us on 01327 353753 or 07754 434960 email: mandy@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 01327 353753

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Distribution & Circulation Areas A5

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Weedon Flore Harpole A45 Focus Midshires is one of five Weedon Bec Kislingbury magazines delivered to over Nether Upper 40,000 homes and businesses, Farthingstone Upper Heyford Heyford Weedon published bi-monthly. Bugbrooke

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Focus Magazines are also placed in public areas, cafes, public houses, restaurants, information bureaus, surgeries and libraries free of charge for readers out of our delivery areas.

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Circulation: 10,000

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Focus Midshires Circulation: 8,100

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Circulation: 7,000

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We gratefully acknowledge the support of businesses whose adverts appear in Focus Midshires, 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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birds

We love Chickens, Bantams, Ducks, Quail, Geese and everything else Poultry. We want you to have the best possible experience buying your chickens, that’s why we give a 28 day guarantee on all our birds.

FREE 200G TOTAL MITE KILL POWDER* When you buy 3 chickens, on completion of this voucher and presentation at The Poultry Centre.

EXPIRES 30TH JUNE 2014. *Not in conjunction with any other offer while stocks last.

Name:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MPC08

Where your birds come first!

Call us or visit in store for help and advice!

Bell Plantation, Watling Street Towcester NN12 6GX Tel: 01327 354126 FREE PARKING

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Health, Beauty & Fitness

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Food & Drink

Restaurant now open under new management At The Red Lion, we pride ourselves on using the best local suppliers and the best local produce. “Sometimes it’s better to leave the ingredients alone, and let it sing for itself.” Our aim is to give you great tasting food, with seasonal menus and ever changing specials, giving you the best ingredients, with Great British Food. Call in and try the menu for yourself, we are open 7 days from 12 until late.

Register for The Red Lion Loyalty Card on your next visit and

Receive 10% Off at the bar when you spend £10 or more in one transaction!

The Platinum Club Discounted loyalty scheme for the over 60s. Promotions and updates of forthcoming events, offers on food and drink, entertainment, and discount on other future forthcoming products. Ask to join on your next visit!

THE RED LION

2-4 Watling Street East, Fosters Booth, Towcester, Northamptonshire NN12 8LB

Table reservations: 01327 830472

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Food & Drink

It’s a new era at The Red Lion Fosters Booth

T

he Red Lion Fosters Booth is under new management. With some extensive refurbishments underway the place is almost unrecognisable.

Sunny and his business partner Rob have decided to offer the locals a perfect “destination”, rather than just a pub! It offers a brand new look, a new feel and a new atmosphere. A great deal of attention has been taken to ensure everyone has been catered for. From wheelchair access, landscaped gardens and a fabulous play area for the children, which can be seen from an outside seated area whilst playing.

As if that’s not enough the new menu has the chef on his toes and busy in the kitchen as everything is made on the premises from locally produced produce to bring us modern elegant dining, even the chips are hand cut to perfection. You won’t find a box or packet in this kitchen! If it’s too late for lunch and too early for dinner, why not come and spoil yourself to one of our Chef’s famous Afternoon Teas with homemade scones and clotted cream!

In the bar area you’ll find all the usual things you would expect from a public house. The World Cup, F1 and all the big games will be played on the big screen. There will be “Guest Food Nights” serving traditional food and all will be encouraged todress in fancy dress in theme too. Sign up to our loyalty card today to receive 10% off your drinks at the bar when you spend £10 or more on any transaction. (T&C apply. Management

reserve the right to revoke loyalty card membership).

Like our page on Facebook - The Red Lion Towcester

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Entertainment & Leisure

Summer events for all the family at Lamport Hall

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e are lucky to have so many beautiful stately homes to visit in our local area, and one of the gems is Lamport. The Hall and 10-acre gardens are open from Easter to October this year, and there are events throughout the season for every age. Coming up: • Art, Craft and Design Fair on 4th & 5th May A great chance to see craftworkers in action. Come along to buy some gorgeous handcrafted products

    • Enjoy the splendour of Lamport Hall and its fascinating summer events.

4 BANBURY ROAD LITCHBOROUGH NN12 8JF

The perfect place to enjoy in the Summer Please visit our website for full menu details

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Entertainment & Leisure as an ideal gift or a little treat for yourself. Pick up some tips and inspiration. Jewellery, artwork, mosaics, ceramics, traditional woodwork and rural craft workers will all be showcased in the wonderful setting of the Edwardian stable block. There will be cream teas and refreshments. • Festival of Country Life on 25th & 26th May Antiques, food hall, exhibits and displays including falconry, working horses and hounds, vintage tractors and steam engines and a fun dog show. See also our WW1 exhibition. A great day out for all ages. The Hall itself is full of beautiful contents, accumulated by the same family – the Ishams - over 400 years. The Hall and the gardens are open every Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday, as well as every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. Look out for our world-famous garden gnome, the oldest gnome on the planet!

Happy Hound Holidays

• Exclusive home from home dog boarding • Doggy day care • Dog walking • Secure kennel facilities

There is something for everyone to enjoy at Lamport this year: Jazz on a Summer’s day, Shakespeare in the Gardens, history exhibitions, art exhibitions and gardening courses galore. For opening times and admission prices see www.lamporthall.co.uk

Home from home care for your dog, based in Great Brington

Tel: 07779 045672

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more than 400 years

COMING UP: 4/5 May Craft & Design Fair 25/26 May Festival of Country Life

Lamport Hall

Lamport, Northampton NN6 9HD

Tel: 01604 686272 admin@lamporthall.co.uk

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HOP IN & SEE US SOON !

The Stani Art Company

www.staniart.co.uk 58 & 61 High Street Stony Stratford

01908 307878

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SCULPTURE + JEWELLERY + ORIGINAL PAINTINGS

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Frogs & Frolics!

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he Stani Art House in Stony Stratford is well known for its wide range of stunning and vibrant limited edition bronze frogs.

To mark the occasion of its anniversary, The Stani Art House has commissioned its very own custom patina of the current edition of Over The Top (as shown here in normal colours). This gorgeous sculpture is 27 x 11 x 13 inch in size and is valued at over £3000! The Stani Frog will be revealed for the very first time at an exclusive evening event on

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supporting employment

Services

Job Club

Looking for work? Want to change your job? South Northamptonshire Council’s free Job Club helps people find their way back into work, training, or education. To date, we have helped over 200 local residents find new employment. Professional experts are on hand to provide confidential advice, help to write CVs and letters and answer questions about finding work, volunteering opportunities, debt and welfare. Laptops are also available to carry out online job searches. The Job Club is held at Towcester Town Hall and Brackley Town Hall on alternate weeks.

Job Match

Looking for employees? Want a local job?

Matching employees with local businesses, this tailored and confidential service helps job seekers to find the right job for them and businesses to find employees with the skills and experience they need. Our Job Match advisors are up-to-date on current vacancies and have well established relationships with a wide range of local companies. Over 50 Job Club members have benefited from this free service since it started.

Enterprise Club

Want to start a business? Planning a career change? The Enterprise Club provides free advice and guidance for local residents about how to start their own business or become self-employed. Members may also receive coaching and mentoring to ensure the best possible chance of success in launching their new idea. To find out more visit www.southnorthants.gov.uk/ jobclub or contact the Job Club Team: Job Club – 01327 322087 Enterprise Club – 01327 322266 Job Match – 01327 322322 or email jobclub@southnorthants.gov.uk

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Services

Open the door to Job opportunities

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eing out of work is a worrying time and although South Northamptonshire has the highest rate of employment in the UK, for those who find themselves unemployed it is a big issue. South Northamptonshire Council’s Economic Development team is really committed to providing you with the professional support you need to help find a job, or change your job.

When you go down to one of our local Job Clubs you will be opening the door to free, impartial and confidential advice as well as support and mentoring from a team of specialists and local businesses. We are delighted to report that since the service began in 2010 we have helped over 200 people back into work. In 2011 we set up our one-to-one Job Match Service

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which provides you with the opportunity to match your skills to the needs of local businesses. We can also help you with money advice, redundancy support, travel to interviews and access to some really great workshops. If you are thinking about setting up your own business then our Enterprise Club, which operates out of the weekly Job Club and Job Match Services, can help you to realise your dream. Over 40 clients have already received our confidential bespoke support and advice, and 21 entrepreneurs are currently being coached and mentored towards their goals. So don’t delay but make a note now to come down to our next Job Club. You can find us at Towcester and Brackley on alternate weeks between 11.30am and 1.30pm. For more information please visit www.southnorthants.gov.uk/jobclub or email jobclub@southnorthants.gov.uk, or call 01327 322266. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Choosing a good accountant

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ccountancy has been dubbed ‘the language of investment and business’. The intrinsic advantages of harnessing the skill-set of a good accountant cannot be overstated. However not all accountants are equal! There are some important points you should consider before appointing an accountant. • It goes without saying that you should only use an accountant that you totally trust and who has the required experience and expertise to look after your affairs. • Ideally, you should be able to keep all your finances under one roof, combining accountancy, audit and tax services. • A good accountant will tailor their services to meet your specific personal and business needs. • A clear fee structure should be agreed at the outset. • Consider an accountant that has embraced technology. For example, ‘cloud based accounting services’ can revolutionise your business, by

providing easy access to real-time information combined with the ability to manage debtors, creditors and a lot more, while out of the office. • An accountant committed to keeping in close contact with you, reviewing your finances regularly, not just once a year, will be better placed to help you. In addition to the above, as accountants are in a privileged position, where they can have an in depth understanding of your business and finances, they are ideally placed to help you develop your business and grow. For example, as well as providing a first class accountancy service, Chancery do a lot more, such as minimising your tax bill and helping you with other areas vital to your business including marketing, insurance, employment and a lot more. Article supplied by Chancery. Call them on 01327 350888 or visit: www.chancerypartnership.com

THE LAST THING I NEED IS YET ANOTHER FIRM OF NUMBER CRUNCHERS… Here at Chancery Accounts and Tax LLP we believe that our business is to solve problems, identify opportunities for you and turn advice into action - not just to crunch numbers. We are committed to developing close relationships with our clients so that we can understand their requirements and help them deal with the many challenges and opportunities they face on a day to day basis. Accountancy, Audit, Taxation, Tax Planning, Bookeeping, VAT, Payroll - These are just some of the services we offer Contact us today to see how we can help you and your business.

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ong Term Care is an issue of great concern to many. The possibility of your house and other assets having to be sold to pay future Long Term Care (LTC) is extremely daunting. Consider the following:-

to needing LTC. The often used solution of a simple transfer of the family home to the children will not work in most cases.

• Over 500,000 people are currently in nursing homes in England and Wales

The best solution is to consider the creation of a Family Protection Trust. It’s benefits are:-

• 5,000,000 people are receiving care at home from relatives or the Local Authority

• The avoidance of Probate costs

• Over 40,000 houses are sold each year to pay the owners care bills • The cost of just 1 year’s care could be anywhere between £50,000.00 to £60,000.00 depending on the level of accommodation. Based on these figures, it is easy to see how the value of your estate could be lost in just a few years spent in residential care. Local Authorities have far-reaching powers to “claw back” property or money given away by someone prior

• Protection of assets were the surviving spouse to re-marry • Making sure that your children will only Inherit at a time convenient to them (helping to protect their Inheritance from future divorce) • Protecting Assets from Long Term Care assessment Mark Tucker of MT Legal Services has over 30 years of experience within the legal profession, and is happy to offer any advice needed in this area. Mark can be contacted on 07980 584774, or by email at mark@mtls.co.uk

MT Legal Services offer a friendly, professional service for the writing of Wills, the preparing of Powers of Attorney, and Inheritance Tax planning. All appointments will be in the comfort of your own home at a time convenient to you. In addition to our Will writing service, we offer practical solutions to the increasing problem of Residential Care implications and how, through prudent planning, assets may be protected from Local Authority Assessment.

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Skin allergies in pets The allergy season is upon us and pets can suffer just as much as their owners!

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kin allergies in dogs and cats result when they develop a hypersensitivity to one or more food ingredients, or to allergens present within their environment, such as fleas, pollens and mites. A proportion of animals have a combination of food and environmental allergies.

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Luxury Cattery Our cattery located in Flore offers the most modern cattery facility available within a beautiful secluded rural setting. Your cats health, safety and comfort is our priority and our light spacious, heated chalets provide the ideal environment for your cat. As a fab (feline advisory board) listed cattery you are assured that your cat will receive the best attention and care. Small Animal Boarding‌... Is now available at the cattery. Guinea pigs and bunnies can now be cared for in purpose built hutches with grass runs available. Their usual diet will be catered for with fresh fruit and vegetables available daily. Hamster care is also part of our service where you can bring their own home and we will ensure they are cleaned and exercised regularly. Call 01327 341475 to place a booking or arrange a viewing. www.cloverleacattery.co.uk Cloverlea, Brington Road, Flore, Northants, NN7 4NQ Easy access from A45, A5 or M1

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Home Services It is important to ensure that in all animals, rigorous flea control is used. Flea saliva is a common allergen, and in some cases one bite can be enough to cause a reaction.

Allergies cannot be cured, but a variety of treatment options are available to help manage them. If you are concerned your pet may have a skin allergy, please contact Towcester Veterinary Centre on 01327 350239

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Kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms made with a touch of quality

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practicality of your kitchen, which will complete that individual look and feel. Parker Kitchen’s wood burning stoves are manufactured in Europe to the highest standards. Not only do they perform to the highest efficiency standards, but also become a focal point of the room. Whether you are looking for a standard fitted kitchen or hand-crafted bespoke furniture, for any part of your home, Parker Kitchens will use their 16 years experience along with attention to detail, using quality materials, ensuring you end up with your perfect kitchen, bathroom or bedroom.

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New research collated by the further education (FE) sector has found that more and more businesses are taking on Apprentices and many even rank them as the most employable of all young people including those with degrees. Northampton College has close links with businesses from a range of industry sectors in Northamptonshire and provides Apprenticeship opportunities to hundreds of young people every year.

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Come and visit the Largest indoor Conservatory, Window and Door showroom in Northamptonshire As Northants BIGGEST SELLING uPVC & Aluminium Window, Door & Conservatory company, we are proud to announce that the Astraseal ‘PRICE PROMISE’ means that we will match or better any genuine like for like written quotation from any of our competitors

MAIN Showroom: Unit 7 Monarch Court Off Salthouse Rd. Brackmills Ind. Est. Northampton NN4 7BD

10% OFF on all windows and doors Terms & Conditions: One Voucher per customer Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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www.astraseal.co.uk

FREE BLINDS

from Total Eclipse Blinds Terms & Conditions: One Voucher per customer Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Showroom Open: Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm Sat 10am-4pm Sun 10am-4pm Open 7 days a week

£500 OFF ANY Conservatory

Terms & Conditions: One Voucher per customer Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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Windows & Conservatories

Old fashioned values pay dividends for Cloudy2Clear

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t’s been a crazy few months for Cloudy2Clear job that is required and clean up after ourselves. I’m Windows. The company which specialises in afraid it indicates to me that there are many companies repairing windows which are steamed up, broken who don’t and that’s just not fair to the customer.’ or damaged by replacing the Cloudy2Clear service the whole of panes – not the frames has grown Northants from their local depots rapidly as homeowners take and Trevor is finding that his ethos is advantage of their services. proving to be a major factor in his Managing Director Trevor success. ‘When I started out I just Skidmore feels that his approach did the things that came naturally to is the key. ‘Our product is me. I really hate being let down by simple. If your double glazing is tradesmen so I was determined not misted up we can replace the • Trevor Skidmore, to let that happen to my customers. glass at a fraction of the cost Cloudy2Clear. As it turns out that little bit of extra of a new window, in any type care has meant I get friends and of frame, and with a new 10 family of people I have done work for on the phone year guarantee. But it’s not just about saving people constantly so it’s not just personally satisfying but good money, although that obviously helps. Some people for business too. At the end of the day it’s not rocket may call the way I do things a little old-fashioned but science, is it?’ it’s amazing how a simple mix of manners, punctuality and personal service increases your business. So, if your windows are steamed up, broken or damaged give Trevor a call for a free quotation on I’m constantly taken aback by customers who are shocked that we turn up when we say we will, do the 0800 61 21 118 and he’ll be happy to help!

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Gardens

More than just a Garden Centre! Cherry Lane Garden Centres are famous for their choice, quality and great value. Come and visit your Cherry Lane Garden Centre at Roman Way today! ‡ 3/$176 ‡ 75((6 ‡ 6+58%6 ‡ 722/6 ‡ *$5'(1 0$&+,1(5< ‡ *$5'(1 &$5( ‡ 6+('6 *5((1+286(6 ‡ 287'225 /,9,1* ‡ %%46 ‡ &/27+,1* )227:($5 ‡ *,)7:$5( ‡ %22.6 ‡ 3(7 6+23 ‡ :,/' %,5' &$5( ‡ +20(:$5(6 &22.6+23

Plus much, much more! Roman Way

8 Watling Street, Potterspury, Towcester. NN12 7QN Tel: 01908 543902

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Visit our stylish café and bistro serving a range of delicious light bites and lunches with fresh coffee and tasty pastries.

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ents v E f o y r Dia ing The Brabarellas Charity Pamper Even 1st May from 7.00pm, Tiffield

at Top Farm in Tiffield, Hosted in the elegant Garden Room ’The Brabarellas‘, a group the evening has been organised by MoonWalk of local women participating in the London ch. Tickets cost £5 and 2014 in aid of Breast Cancer Resear be provided by will és includes fizz on arrival. Delicious canap night or tickets can be Portfolio Events. Guests can pay on the 343 565 purchased by calling Karen on 07824

Rhymetime

10th May and 7th June 10.30m –

11.00am

The Library, Roade, Northamptonshire

Farmers Market

m Saturday 17th May, 10.00am – 1.00p The Cock, Roade, Northamptonshire

Afternoon Tea

m Sunday 18th May, 3.00pm – 4.00p entry Library, Roade, Northamptonshire. £1

Jazz in the Church

Friday 23rd May, 7.30pm

Gayton Parish Church t the Gayton Jazz Appreciation Society presen 859364 Standard Miles Quintet. Contact 01604

Gardens Johnson Brothers 80’s Disco

Saturday 31st May, 8.00pm – 11.00p m

Village Hall, Roade, Northamptonshire

Weedon – The Café

Friday 6th June 10.30am – 12pm

Old Schoolroom. First Friday of every month Why not pop in for a fresh cafetiere coffee or a pot of tea? Indulge yourself in home-made cake, and bring a book to swap for another. We’re delighted to see new or familia r faces, young and old.

Harpole Parish Council Meeting

Monday 16th June 7.30pm

Old School Hall, School Lane. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Kislingbury Flowerpot Weekend

Saturday 21st June & Sunday 22nd June

Come and see the flowerpot people around Kislingbury and choose your favourite to win. Saturday starts 11am with Fun Run, stalls, music, food and drink, owls and bees. Sunday starts at 10.15am with the duck race, dog show (judging 12 noon), classic cars plus childrens fair rides.

www.kislingburyfayre.co.uk or call Alison on 07770 528188 for more information.

Ladies Lunch

Friday 27th June, 12.30pm – 13.30 pm

Methodist Church, Roade, Northampton shire with Rev Martin Swan

Guttering Problems? Gutter Clearing SPECIAL OFFER Gutters Cleaned Leaking Gutters repaired New Gutters Fitted All by friendly local established company

Part of Bradnam Property Maintenance

Tel: 01327 855957 Free Estimates 39 Kingsley Rd, Silverstone, Towcester, Northants NN12 8EU alan@alanmuxlow.co.uk www.alanmuxlow.co.uk

Call Rob on 01908 216151 or 07977 206403

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T: 01327 354789 M: 07921 588449 www.allengroundcare.co.uk

Allen Groundcare cover all aspects of Tree Surgery t t t t t t t

Stump Grinding Hedge Cutting/Flailing/Laying Vegetation Management Site Embankment Clearance Fencing Weed Control (land or water) Suppliers of Logs (sacks or loads)

3 Home Close, Greens Norton, Towcester, Northants NN12 8AY 40

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Gardens

CARTS GROUNDWORKS & LANDSCAPING Mini digger with driver hire

Block Paving • Turfing • Patios BEAT Brickwork • Drainage ANY Decking • Fencing GENUINE QUOTE Foundations • Garden walls Concreting • Garden clearance

FULLY INSURED HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FULL PORTFOLIO AVAILABLE

TEL IAN 01327 352 077 OR MOBILE 07880 870 410 E-MAIL IAN AT iancart1@aol.com

SPECIALISTS IN ARBORICULTURE ‡ 75(( )(//,1* ',60$17/( ‡ 3581,1* ‡ &52:1 7+,11,1* ‡ /$1'6&$3,1* ‡ )(1&,1* ‡ +('*( 75,00,1* ‡ 67803 *5,1',1* ‡ 732 75((6 81'(57$.(1 ‡ $OO RXU RSHUDWLYHV DUH 137& TXDOL¿HG FREE ‡ 3XEOLF /LDELOLW\ CONSULTATION ,QVXUDQFH & QUOTATIONS ‡ 'HEULV FOHDUHG UHPRYHG

RUSSELL IN THE TREES

9 HOLM CLOSE, UPPER WEEDON NORTHAMPTON, NN7 4TJ

01327 340827 / 07521 757777

For all your garden needs Professional reliable service Complete garden design Domestic & Commercial Contracts

Patios & Paths „ Turf Laying „ Fencing & Decking „ Domestic Shade Sails „ Hard & Soft Landscaping „ Grass Cutting „

(regular mowing service)

Garden Tidy Ups Artificial Grass „ Hedge Trimming „ Tree Cutting/ Lopping „ Flower/Shrub Planting „ Weed Control „ „

Great prices and great service No job too small For a free no obligation quotation please contact Wayne Woodfield

Mob: 07568 084489 Tel: 01604 757192 email: waynewoodfield@hotmail.com www.oakviewlandscaping.com 7 Brown Close, Northampton NN5 4UJ

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Gardens

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Gardens

A Dragon’s Den for your garden

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ragonswood is a small family run company that specialises in solid timber garden buildings, dens, shelters and furniture.

For the past five years they have grown in popularity and their handcrafted outdoor rooms, nick-named ’Dragon‘s Dens‘, are now sought after by those looking for traditional timber garden buildings. Dragonswood design and build everything locally, using British timber and timehonoured joinery skills. They have become well known as much for their attention to detail as their ethical approach to business.

•Dragonswood handcraft garden buildings to suit your garden and requirements.

With old-fashioned values and a personal service, Dragonswood are talented as well as trustworthy.

they also provide a bespoke service allowing you to create an individual design unique to you.

As well as their range of indoor and outdoor products

Whatever you dream of in wood… Dragonswood can build it!

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Gardens

)XOO\ 4XDOL¿HG Motor Technician Friendly & Reliable Service All vehicle repairs carried out „ „

HUGE CHOICE AT COMPETITIVE PRICES „ „ „ „ „ „

Decking Materials Sleepers & Uni-Poles Gates & Fixings Natural Wooden Flooring Natural Stone Flooring Garden Structures

TRADE & GENERAL PUBLIC CUSTOMERS WELCOME FULL DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE Silverstone Fields Farm Silverstone, NN12 8TB

Call: 01327 354422

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MOT Preparation Diagnostics Brakes Exhausts Servicing Clutches Head Gaskets Cam Belts

We have two units for rent (one double & one single). Please call to enquire.

Very Competitive Rates! FREE Pickup and Delivery

Call Jack Kemshed on

07528 190344

Unit 3, No 11 Tyne Road, Weedon Road Industrial Estate, Northampton NN5 5AF (Behind Northampton Tyres)

www.jekautos.co.uk

www.linnellbros.co.uk

Low Maintenance Fencing, Railings & Gates Choice of colours, heights and widths, no painting or treating

Up to 25 years guarantee

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Phone: 01604 859526 or 07801 448489 for a free no obligation quote

www.colourfencenorthants.co.uk 24 Northampton Road, Blisworth, Northampton, NN7 3DW

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Motors

Labour charged at ÂŁ40 per hour

Unit 13 Rothersthorpe Avenue, Northampton NN4 8JW mail@phoenixmotorengineers.co.uk

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Handy Numbers EMERGENCY SERVICES Ambulance, Fire Brigade, Police Police (non-emergency) Crimestoppers Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue

999 or 112 101 0800 555 111 01604 797 000

HEALTH Carers Direct NHS Direct Kettering General Hospital Northampton General Hospital

0808 802 02 02 0845 4647 01536 492 000 01604 634 700

HELPLINES Age UK Childline Citizens Advice Bureau National Rail RSPCA Samaritans

0800 169 6565 0800 1111 0844 411 1444 0845 748 4950 0300 1234 999 08457 90 90 90

UTILITIES Electricity Gas Water

0800 40 40 90 0800 111 999 0800 771 881

Luxury MPVs and Saloon Vehicles Executive Chauffeur Drive Sports Days:

Rugby, Horse Racing, Cricket

Holidays:

Airport and Cruise Ports

Social Events:

Restaurants, Theatres, Concerts

www.platinumclass.biz or email for a quotation:

contact@platinumclass.biz Mobile: 07989 962 594

Your local friendly chauffer-driven mini bus hire • sports events • music events • weddings • social events • • airports •

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SJN Motors Limited “Trusted in Duston since 1975”

01604 751720 www.sjnmotors.co.uk • • • • • • • • •

Car Sales (with warranty) Cars bought or sold for you Servicing Diagnostics Car and motorcycle MOT’s Repairs Welding Tyres Air conditioning re-gas service • Unique used car leasing scheme • FREE Courtesy car available

Spring Special! (Valid until June 2014) Throughout the Spring, SJN Motors Ltd are offering the following 3 great deals. To claim, simply bring your voucher with you! you Deal 1

Deal 2

M.O.T. £35

Interim Service £70+VAT

Deal 3

Full Service £140+VAT

FREE Courtesy car available

409 Harlestone Road Northampton NN5 6PB

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visit the spring festival of plants at bell plantation 5 great reasons to visit • 1000’s of Herbaceous plants to choose from • Loads of colourful plants • Bucket loads of free advice on gardening, growing your own food • First class Café with all our cakes baked fresh every day • We will carry everything to your car!

Are you planting your garden this spring?

FREE 6 PACK OF BEDDING

Worth £3.49 when you spend £20 in the Garden Centre* Your Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *On presentation of this advert at Bell Plantation Garden Centre. Offer expires 30th June 2014. Not in conjunction with any other offer.

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BELL PLANTATION Watling Street Towcester NN12 6GX Tel: 01327 354126 FREE PARKING

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