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The voice for local business

Issue 156 - April 2018

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Hello and welcome to the April edition... Happy Easter to you all, let s hope that the sun shines and we can all get out and enjoy the ban holiday wee end.

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Frodsham Players are getting ready to go around the world in 0 days , which is their latest performance to be held at St. aurence Church in Frodsham 1 th 1st April. th Frodsham Scouts are in their 0th Anni ersary year and ha e a long waiting list to join, howe er they are appealing for help to ensure the continuation of the group. here are many roles a ailable and further details are within the Community Pages. ou can also read about the Frodsham unior Football Club s 3G at 0 fund raising campaign. he Club is loo ing to raise funds for the installation of a 3G all weather sports facility in partnership with Helsby High School. o build the 3G pitch will ta e in the region of 1 months and it is hoped that the funds to enable the project can be raised in time for the facility to be opened in 01 , 0 years since the Club s inception. ui fans, ta e a loo at the Anagrams on page . Can you unscramble the ten anagrams to come up with the names of ten famous authors Whate er you get up to, ha e a great month... Best Wishes,

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Overhaul Your Lawn by Pippa Greenwood

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Feeling stressed out? Take a walk with a llama by Kate McLelland

According to the advertisement strapline for one of the many llama trekking trips available in the today You feel calmer when you walk with a llama”. lamas originally came from South America, where local people have used them as pack animals for hundreds of years. heir specially adapted feet - padded, like a dog’s - together with their friendly natures made them the perfect companion for long treks across the mountainous Andes region. what happens on a llama trek? Although llamas are able to pull carts and carry up to of their body weight, they are not suitable for riding, so your trekking experience will be limited to leading your llama on a halter as you walk along. At first glance this may not seem like much of an experience’, but trekkers report that leading a llama is a surprisingly relaxing and calming experience.

to halter and groom their llama before leading them into the country lanes and footpaths around the village of osterton in orset. lamas are usually well-behaved but have been known to pause on their route if they find a particularly tasty hedgerow plant. renda explains ur llamas enjoy nothing more than exploring the village and helping our neighbours by trimming’ their bushes and trees along the way ” what makes llamas so special? lamas will also stop in the middle of a trekking expedition if they sense the presence of wildlife, helping their human companions spot creatures they might otherwise fail to see on a countryside walk. ith their sharp senses and strong protective instincts, they are often used on farms to guard lambs, ducks and chickens from attack by predators. ardy and undemanding, they are also placed in paddocks to provide companionship for horses and ponies.

fashion if angered, this rarely happens. In fact, many llama owners have become so confident of their animals’ good behaviour that they have started to involve them in animal therapy sessions. arties and celebrations are another growth area for the llama experience’. ames and Su anne enson from idderdale lamas even make their animals available for hen parties and weddings. For hen parties the llamas are e uipped with pink ’ plates on their tails, while participants can hire sashes to wear as they walk. At weddings, llamas can meet and greet guests and provide a focus for photographs. Su anne says e can arrange for two llamas or one llama and one alpaca to accompany the bride and groom through the ceremony, walk down the aisle, even carry the rings ”

aying to lead an animal on a countryside ramble may seem like a slightly eccentric thing A llama trek can involve to do, but there’s little doubt anything from a half-day trip that llama trekking is a magical ending with a cream tea, of and unforgettable experience course to a ramble lasting for those who take part. o erhaps it is this ability to several days. renda Stevens, uote one happy customer who bond with other species that a member of the ritish lama reviewed his trekking trip on has singled llamas out as Society and owner of the the ripAdvisor website uite ideal travelling companions for trekking company lamas, simply one of the S days humans. In spite of rumours that offers26 visitors the opportunity out we have had.” in spectacular To advertise call: llamas 01928can 727spit 165 or email: helsbytohand@btinternet.com


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where the wood came from and how it has been stored since it was reclaimed timber that has stood outside for any length of time may be useless, and would certainly need to dry out considerably before it could be used again. he rule of thumb is that pine is cheaper than oak, and narrower boards are cheaper than wider ones. Fitting a new timBer Floor ew timber floors can be fitted anywhere in the house, on solid or suspended floors, though they’re often not advised for bathrooms or other wet areas. his is because wood expands and contracts according to the humidity of the room. an you fit a timber floor if you want underfloor heating he answer is yes, though timber does not give uite as high a heat output as a concrete floor. hen retro-fitting, it may be possible to lay new boards over old ones but only if they are very even, and usually covered with - mm of ply to give a

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he wheels are spinning, but the isn’t going anywhere. very revolution of the alloys sinks the new deeper into the huge blood-orange dunes of the Saharan desert. e’ve been tackling one of the toughest off-road routes I’ve ever experienced from deep, rolling dunes to sharp, rocky trails and the fact that only now, close to our final destination, one of my colleagues has managed to half bury a is a testament to the ’s abilities. estled in a lunar landscape, beneath a carpet of stars so bright they look superimposed on the sky, is our camp a long way from the madness of arrakesh, where our day began. e set off on our epic drive towards the Atlas ountains, the roads from the city uickly opening up into out-of-thisworld landscapes. Soon we’re crossing the i i n ichka mountain pass, one mighty hairpin after another. ur d with a new bhp, m engine is the pick of the range, and on these roads it’s swift and enjoyable.

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Fr a uni r F laun e at un rai ing a paign Frodsham uniors Football Club is a much lo ed and respected sporting institution in the local area. Established in 1 7 , the Club will be celebrating its 0th anni ersary in 01 and is see ing to mar this milestone with an e citing new project. he Club was awarded FA Community Status in 016 the highest Standard for an FA club, and in 017 formed a partnership with Helsby High School for the use of the school playing fields, creating a ‘home’ for the Club. Frodsham uniors FC continues to grow and currently runs 30 junior football teams for local boys and girls from under 7s to under 1 s. These teams, combined with the club’s weekly academy sessions for under s and 6s, pro ide o er 00 local children with the opportunity to play regular organised football. n addition, the Club also runs a veteran’s team and a ladies football session pro iding further access to the beautiful game to the wider community. he Club and School wish to further de elop their partnership by enabling the build of a 3G football facility at Helsby High School in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council. he realisation of this project will not only pro ide Frodsham FC with a state of the art, safe and secure all weather pitch for training and match days, it will also pro ide Helsby High School and local primary schools with e clusi e use of the facility during school hours. he wider Helsby Frodsham community will also benefit with access to the facility for social usage.

ha e all recently opened 3G pitches. t will ensure sporting pro ision for both the High School and the Football Club especially during the winter months when grass pitches are regularly closed due to poor weather. Helsby high School Head Teacher John Dowler stated: “The opportunity to build this state of the art facility at the High School is one not to be missed. t would be wonderful for young people to ha e access to a 3G pitch at school and for the potential of our site to be further utilised for the benefit of the wider community. his de elopment will further strengthen the great partnership we ha e with Frodsham unior FC . o build the 3G pitch will ta e in the region of 1 months and it is hoped that the funds to enable the project can be raised in time for the facility to be opened in 01 , 0 years since the Club’s inception. Andy Loyden, Frodsham JFC’s Fundraising Officer added: “We know as a Club we have set oursel es a challenging target, but we ha e great confidence in the support and generosity of the local community, and local businesses, many of whom ha e had an association with Frodsham uniors during its near 0 year history. We will of course be pursuing as many options for funding as possible and we will loo to wor with bodies such as the Marshes Community Benefit Fund and the Football Foundation. This project is the perfect way to celebrate the Club’s 0th birthday it will create a legacy not only for Frodsham unior Football Club but also for our whole community.

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4th Frodsham Scouts Need Your Help! We are an extremely successful Scout Group, with waiting lists very long, but we are presently struggling with voluntary help to keep the Group open. It is our 40th Anniversary this year, and rather than be worried about closing, we want to celebrate and look forward to the next 40! We have many roles available within the Group, from Group Scout Leader, Secretary, Treasurer, Scout Leader, to Occasional Helper. The commitment can be as much as 1 hour a month or as much as you are able to give. If you are interested in helping please contact John Nicholson for more information on John.Nicholson@4thFrodshamScouts.org.uk

EVERYONE IS WELCOME To A TASTER EVENING With KELSBORROW CHOIR On APRIL 17th, 7.45-9.45pm. At

Ashton Hayes and Mouldsworth Village Hall opposite St Johns Church CH3 8AB

Have you ever thought of joining a friendly mixed local choir? Give it a try. No audition or previous experience required. Everyone welcome particularly basses and tenors Contact:- Jim Edwards 01565 228235 or Isabelle Hughes 01829 740131

www.kelsborrowchoir.org

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YOUR local, family-run business. Providing Electrical, Plumbing, Heating and Bathroom services.

Call us on 01928 711444 www.kde-ltd.co.uk enquiries@kde-ltd.co.uk

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April 2018  

Helsby to Hand is the business and community directory for Helsby, Frodsham and surrounding villages of Cheshire.

April 2018  

Helsby to Hand is the business and community directory for Helsby, Frodsham and surrounding villages of Cheshire.

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