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Stony Stratford MK11/19 Issue 01 October – November 2018

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Contents October – November 2018  Issue Number 01

After that crazy long hot Summer we have just had, now is the time to look forward to Autumn with its cooler weather and familiar traditions such as Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night which sees the skies light up with fantastic colour. If you are a club or group holding an event that we can feature in the next issue, then just email events@ focusmagazinegroup.co.uk by the 7th November. Well that’s it from me until next time, enjoy reading !

The deadline for ad vertising in the December – January issue of Focus Ston y Stratford is the 7th Novembe r

Local events in Stony Stratford

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Entertainment & Leisure

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Food & Drink

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Health & Fitness

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Education

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Business & Professional

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Home Services

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Homes & Interiors

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Gardens & Outdoor Maintenance

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Windows & Conservatories

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Tradespeople

Read about the watery miracle that took place in Deanshanger

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Motors

See page 15

Fireworks, music, youth clubs and more! See page 7

A Short History of Deanshanger

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Entertainment & Leisure

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Entertainment & Leisure

What’s On…

Every Monday (term time only) Junior Youth Club For young people aged 8 - 12 years. Arts activities, drama, music, sports, games and chill with friends. £1 per week plus fruit kebab. Tuck shop. 6pm – 7.30pm at York House Centre MK11 1J. Contact debra.simpkins@ynmk.org or 07483 107016. All staff and volunteers are DBS checked.

Oct & Nov

Friday 12th October & Friday 30th November Live Music at The Cock Hotel Live covers band Curvy is back in town! Free entry, from 9pm until late. Stony Stratford, MK11 1AH. Monday 5th November Fireworks Spectacular Wolverton and Greenleys Town Council annual display at Western Road Recreation Ground, MK12 5AZ. Gates open 5.45pm, fireworks at 6.30pm. Limited parking available at Wolverton Mill Industrial area, a 20 minute FREE display. Friday 23rd November London's Calling at The Crauford Arms Clash tribute band London’s Calling. Over 18s only, tickets £12.50 available from www.skiddle.com

Every Mon, Wed, & Thurs (term time only) Haversham Playgroup For children aged 2½ to 4 years at Haversham Social & Community Centre from 9am - 11.15am. £4 per session plus a one-off enrolment fee of £5. Every Sunday Hanslope Quiz Bingo Every Sunday from 7pm - 8pm at Hanslope Village Working Men’s Club, 28 High Street, MK19 7LQ. Keep up to date with the latest events at www.focusmagazinegroup.co.uk and our Facebook Page: FocusMagazineGrou p

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Santa Cruises Depart from The Boat Inn, Stoke Bruerne for a 1½ hour cruise through the famous Blisworth Tunnel in our narrowboat ‘Indian Chief’ to Blisworth, where Santa will join the boat for the return journey, meet each child and give them a present. Party games and music will be played during the cruise.

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1½ hour cruise • Mince Pies / Crispy Cakes Soft Drinks • Tea/Coffee Christmas Crackers • A present for each child Pass the parcel on the outward journey

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Food & Drink

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Food & Drink

In the spirit of Christmas

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eer and gin are in regular demand at Towcester Mill Brewery’s shop, but never more so than in the run up to Christmas! There are three bottle gift packs, six bottle jute bags, ‘make your own’ hampers and 5L mini-casks. The season's favourite gift from the Brewery is Santa's Tipple, always a winner as it comes in bottles and mini-casks. Brewed with a combination of malts, including dark crystal which gives this beer its caramel flavour and ruby colour, it has a warm and spicy finish just right for Christmas. The ‘gin-revolution’ means there is a wide range of delicious speciality gins available too with beautiful gin glasses and bottles, all of which are perfect for the festive season. The shop also sells the Brewery’s very own single malt spirit, distilled from the wort brewed in

Towcester. It is a smooth, balanced, single malt spirit produced from the liquid extracted from the mashing of the malted barley during the brewing process. And, in true Christmas party spirit, don’t forget to order the beer you want for the party season! Beer in various container sizes can be ordered online or by contacting the shop by phone or by email; it’s open seven days a week. Brewery tours priced at just £10 each and annual memberships can be a great stocking filler. For those who are undecided, gift vouchers are also available online. Whatever you’re looking for, check out Towcester Mill Brewery this festive season! Tel 01327 437060 Email info@towcestermillbrewery.co.uk

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Food & Drink

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1. Warm the butter in a small saucepan until melted and use a little to grease a twelve section deep muffin tin. Separate the pastry sheets, brush each one with a little butter then cut into twelve rectangles. 2. Lay one piece in each section of the muffin tin then arrange a second and third square at a slight angle to the previous one to give a jagged nest like effect. 3. Bake at 180°C for 6-8 minutes until golden and crisp. Leave in the tin to cool. 4. Take the pastry cases carefully out of the tin and arrange on a large serving plate. Whip the cream until it forms soft swirls then fold in the custard and orange rind. Spoon into the pastry cases. 5. Warm the jam and orange juice in a small saucepan, stirring until the jam has melted. Add the berries, coat

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Food & Drink

Main Street, Adstock, Buckinghamshire, MK18 2JN We offer a unique blend of high quality dining, hosted in a relaxed and comfortable environment, serving locally sourced food. Open seven days Lunch from 12 noon - 2.30pm Dinner from 5pm - 9.00pm Serving all day Sunday from 12 noon - 8pm BOOKiNgS NOW BeiNg TAKeN fOr ChriSTMAS

Telephone: 01296 712584 www.theoldthatchedinn.co.uk Come and see us at the Christmas Tasting Days SUNDAYS 11th & 18th November

Between 10am & 4pm

Here at Moorgate Farm we have been rearing the KellyBronze Turkey for 19 years, it is the most awarded turkey in Britain and recommended by many top chiefs such as Jamie Oliver, Rick Stein and Nigella Lawson. We also do deliveries of a selection of seasonal Farm Fresh vegetables, sourced from other local farms, to your door. You can choose your own selection or have it chosen for you. We are opening our farm for you to see the turkeys and taste the quality of their meat as well as tasting cheeses, wine, chocolates, salmon and much more on Sundays 11th and 18th November. Free Range Christmas Turkey orders now being taken Order your fresh vegetables and turkeys online at www.moorgatefarm.co.uk or call Sue for more details on 01908 543008 or 07922134915 email: moorgatefarm@btinternet.co.uk

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Food & Drink

Potterspury House Restaurant

Afternoon Teas, Coffee, Cakes, Light Lunch Menu, Ă la carte Menu All freshly made to order. All dietary requirements catered for.

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Health & Fitness

Alcohol Awareness Week 19th – 25th November

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he aim of Alcohol Awareness Week is to get people thinking and talking about alcohol – how it affects us, our families, communities and society as a whole.

Did you know that alcohol is linked to over 60 medical conditions? Harm from alcohol can go much further than the liver, it can cause high blood pressure and is also linked to diabetes, depression and cancer. This year the theme of Alcohol Awareness Week is ‘Change’, necessary because all too often drinking is an expectation, not a choice. Anyone can take part and it is a fantastic opportunity for many different organisations to get involved such as schools, colleges, universities, emergency services, local authorities and even your workplace. Across the UK people are suffering as a result of their own or others’ drinking – and not enough specialist support is

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available to help them. Most people don't even realise that alcohol is the biggest risk factor for death, ill health and disability in the 15 - 49 age group in the UK, and is the fifth biggest cause of death overall. We can start by making changes in our own lives; are you drinking too much? Make that change today. Millions of people choose to drink more healthily or stop drinking each year, and their lives and the lives of those around them change as a result. Organisations and charities are campaigning for system-wide change so fewer people are harmed by alcohol. This November, let’s all come together to make that change. For more information check out the website www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/ alcohol-awareness-week

SPA AND WELLNESS

Christmas is coming to Grafton Spa on Friday 30th November, from 3pm – 9pm Please join us for an evening of Gift ideas, Free Treatment Demos and Christmas Carols performed by local schools at 3.30pm plus exciting Christmas Stalls in the Courtyard.

We will be offering FREE Make-up tutorials and HD Brow treatments!

Our experienced therapists will be on-hand to offer Christmas Nails and our hair stylists will be offering Party-hair tutorials!!

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Education

The History of Deanshanger

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eanshanger used to be called Daneshanger, 'hanger' being an old English word, meaning a clearing in the woods - hence Daneshanger was a clearing in the woods where the Danes lived. The original population centre of the parish was the hamlet of Passenham. However, from the late 18th century the coming of the Grand Union Canal to the east made Deanshanger an agricultural industrial centre, causing it to expand quickly. This growth accelerated with the building of the London and Birmingham Railway in the first half of the 19th century which passed through the nearby villages of Wolverton, Bletchley and Roade. After a falling out with Henry II in 1170 AD, Thomas Becket is said to have sought refuge in the Gilbertine Monastery

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in Deanshanger (or Dinneshangra as it was then known). Although disguised as a peasant, he was nevertheless recognised by a farm labourer. At the time the only water supply in the village was foul and having heard of the miracle that Becket was said to have performed at nearby Northampton, the farm labourer pleaded with Becket to repeat the performance. Becket is said to have looked towards Heaven, struck the ground with his staff, and immediately a fresh spring appeared. This is one of 703 miracles that is said to have led to his canonisation. There is an active Village Heritage Society that organises a revival Feast on a Saturday afternoon through to the evening in October each year which includes a fun fair, stalls and firework show, along with the planting of Spring flowers on the roads into the village in Autumn, cleaning of the stream (the King's Brook) in Spring and carol singing in December.

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Homes & Interiors

Local fruit farm diversifies into firewood

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ene Valley Firewood have just passed the 10 year mark of trading, based at a 20 acre fruit farm overlooking the Nene Valley in Northamptonshire.

We came into the firewood business after we replanted one of our old apple orchards and decided to chop up and dry the wood to see if there was a market for logs in the area. We quickly discovered that there was a very big demand for well-seasoned firewood. Since those early days our focus has been on exceeding our customers’ expectations. While many log companies simply tip loose logs onto a driveway and leave the customer to do the stacking, our logs are hand-graded, packed into trays and delivered to the customer’s address. Our driver will then neatly stack the wood into the customer’s log store or garage, free of charge. The popularity of this service combined with the high quality of our seasoned wood has seen us grow rapidly to supplying over 3,000 houses locally.

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THE LARGEST

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HELPFUL STAFF HERE TO DISCUSS YOUR WINDOW, DOOR AND CONSERVATORY REQUIREMENTS Come and visit us at our fabulous Milton Keynes showroom. With 6000 square foot of inspiration for your home, we have the largest window, door and conservatory showroom in the area. Our helpful and knowledgeable team are on hand for any questions you have and can advise on all the latest trends. With no pushy sales tactics, you are free to browse our stunning range to your heart’s content. Walk around a new conservatory to see how it’ll fit into your home before you buy. Visit us today!

VISIT US TODAY OR CALL 01908 233 433 WIDE RANGE OF DOORS INC. BE-SPOKE COMPOSITE + BI-FOLDS

INCREDIBLE RANGE OF CONSERVATORIES INC. ORANGERIES

HUGE SELECTION OF WINDOW STYLES

www.windor.co.uk FENSA Registered Company

BS1279 KM29331

BS7950/7412 KM33512

BS7412 KM30563

VISIT YOUR LOCAL MILTON KEYNES SHOWROOM TODAY 20 Dunsby Road, Milton Keynes, MK6 4AD Mon to Fri: 9:30 – 6 Sat: 10 – 4 * 0% APR Representative. Credit is subject to status. Terms and conditions apply Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Graham Holmes Astraseal Limited t/a WIN-DOR of Paterson Road, Finedon Road Industrial Estate, Wellingborough, NN8 4EX act as a credit broker and not the lender, and only offers credit products from Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance with whom we have a commercial relationship. Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered in Cardiff no. 1630491. Registered office: Hitachi Capital House, Thorpe Road, Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey, TW18 3HP.

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Windows & Conservatories

WINDOW PAINS MK: FULL SERVICE, GREAT SERVICE, AT YOUR SERVICE

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xperience. Craftsmanship. Value for money. If you think these are longdead, think again: at Window Pains MK, they’re what makes our windows and our composite, sliding and bi-fold doors stand out from the crowd! And because our expertise - passed from father to son - stretches back over 20 years, we know that quality and service are their own longterm rewards, enabling us to forge relationships with customers who come back to us time and time again. Full service that means what it says We’re all about supplying and fitting quality doors and

windows that add value to your property – but we’re there for you in many other ways, too: We advise without pressure - Our quotes and estimates are valid for 90 days – three times longer than most door and window companies. We fight wastage to reduce your costs - We’ll recycle rare or out-ofproduction parts, just to keep your costs down. We repair if you prefer, from a damaged conservatory roof, to blown glazing and sealed units, broken glass and guttering, or simply a lock that needs changing. Talk doors and windows with us today! Andy Harris, Director, Window Pains MK Tel: 01908 828961

Showroom open in Newport Pagnell behind the old town chambers. Pop in for a cuppa Monday – Saturday 9-2

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Windows & Conservatories Tradespeople

Plumbing and Heating Specialists for the Home and Business

Service - Repair - Install Gas - Oil - LPG Landlord certificates Free Quotations Bathrooms - Showers New or Refurbishment We cover MK & NN postcodes

No cAll oUT chArge

Tel: 01327 828 066

No: 13843

www.flatleyheating.com info@flatleyheating.com

Unit 21 Burcote Business Park, Towcester, NN12 8TA

No: 554666

5 Windows and a Composite Door

For only

£1850*

• Double Glazing and Triple Glazing • Composite Doors in a range of styles and colours • Replacement Roofline – Soffits & Fascias • Broken Double Glazing Repairs Over 40 years experience in the glazing and uPVC trade.

We aim to beat any like for like quote!

HEATH GLAZING

LTD

Call Dave to arrange a no obligation home survey on

Mobile 07805 557 707 or Evenings & Weekends on 01327 351 893

*Subject to survey

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Motors

HICKFORD BRINGS THE EXPERIENCE TO GUIDE YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY Professional, budget friendly work to maximise the use of your space adding value to your home without the stress and expense of moving Driveways Conservatories & Porches Patios & Garden Landscaping Single & Two Storey Extensions Garage Conversions New Home Builds For superior quality home building services and a FREE, no obligation quote

Tel: 01908 567716 Mobile: 07717 508934 or email: alan@hickfordconstruction.com

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Handy Numbers ADVICE Citizens Advice Bureau Alcoholics Anonymous Victims Support Samaritans Age UK

0844 411 1444 0800 917 7650 0808 168 9111 01908 116123 01908 560822

GENERAL Milton Keynes Council Milton Keynes Registry Office Stony Stratford Library Deanshanger Library The Vet Centre Old Stratford Deanshanger Sports Club York House Youth Clubs Juniors Seniors

01908 691691 01908 372101 01908 562562 01908 562889 01908 567272 01908 567137 07798 736615 07949 402862

TRANSPORT National Rail Milton Keynes Coach Way Skyline Taxis MK Taxis

0845 748 4950 0871 781 8181 01908 222111 01908 220022

EMERGENCY SERVICES Crime Stoppers Emergencies Non Emergencies Non Emergencies (Police)

0800 555 111 999 111 101

HEALTH CENTRES & HOSPITALS Milton Keynes General 01908 660033 Stony Stratford Medical Centre 01908 260382 Hanslope Medical Centre 01908 510230 Stonedean Practice 01908 261155

Are all the handy numbers here? If you think of one we've missed please let us know

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G&G AUTOS

professional car servicing and repairs that you can trust

SERVICING and REPAIRS on all makes and models includes Parts & Labour

Minor Service

Major M.O.T. Service

£40 +VAT £30

£80

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Free Collection & Free Delivery

BODYSHOP

Free Quotations Accident Repairs Insurance Repairs Alloy Wheel Refurb Customisations Scuffs & Scratches

call 01908 565790 or 01280 860700

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INTRODUCING FAIRFIELDS

FAIRFIELDS IS A POPULAR DEVELOPMENT LOCATED JUST A STONE’S THROW AWAY FROM THE BEAUTIFUL MARKET TOWN OF STONY STRATFORD. Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes are offering a selection of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and 3, 4 and 5 bedroom houses. All our house styles are designed with modern living in mind offering open-plan reception rooms and spacious bedrooms; providing high quality fixtures and fittings throughout.

Fairfields offers fantastic moving schemes across all their properties including the government-backed Help to Buy scheme, where you will only need a 5% deposit to get you moving. Visit today in order to find your dream new home in Milton Keynes.

We are open 7 days week; Monday 12.30pm – 5.30pm, Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5.30pm.

barratthomes.co.uk 01908 267177

dwh.co.uk 01908 565589

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

Focus Stony Stratford October November 2018 Magazine  

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

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