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Issue 130 - February 2016

The voice for local business

and Frodsham at your fingertips! Serving The Areas Of: Alvanley // Dunham Hill // Elton // Frodsham Hapsford // Helsby // Kingsley // Manley // Mouldsworth // Norley // Overton

THE FRODSHAM TYRE CO. LTD UNIT 1 THE FRODSHAM BUSINESS CENTRE, BRIDGE LANE, FRODSHAM, CHESHIRE, WA6 7HN

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Big in Rubber supply and fit great value tyres at our depots in Frodsham and Sale as well as at your home, office or workplace.

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We’ll help you find the home

you’ll fall in love with.

We want you to live happily ever after, that’s why 96% of customers recommend us.

* On average 96% of Hunters customers who responded to our questionnaire between 1 Jan – 1 April 2015 said they would recommend us or use us again. If you are under contract with another agent you may still be liable also to pay their fee.

Call today for a free, no obligation market appraisal 01928 240 400 Frodsham@hunters.com @HuntersFrodsham

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Dear Friends, Welcome to the February edition. Over the last couple of weeks my family and I have been sampling all of the delicious potato products that are produced by Cheshire Farm. You can read all about this successful family business on the centre pages and discover that the Jackson family are going back to their roots by opening a small farm shop dedicated to their own products at Teuthill Farm in Frodsham. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner you’ll find some lovely gift ideas in this edition and to really wow your loved one why don’t you have a go at making Palmiers? The recipe is on page 73. These delicious sweet pastries are easy to make using just a sheet of ready-rolled puff pastry and caster sugar. Serve with coffee, or sandwich together in pairs with jam and whipped double cream for an indulgent dessert!

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If you missed the Fracking Information events in Helsby and Frodsham, Frack Free Dee are running some Fracking Information Evenings around the Chester area in February, everyone welcome. The proposed test drill in Upton is just the first step in an industry that could require the full scale industrialisation of the Cheshire Countryside. Find out what Fracking could really bring to Cheshire and how it could impact on our air, water, health, property prices and local economy. Page 97 for details.

I hope that you have a lovely month,

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“Helsby to Hand” is produced by an independent organisation; which is not connected to any other organisations, publications or groups. All material is copyright and no part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, photographic or otherwise, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature, without written permission of the copyright holder. Please note that we do not endorse any product or services of any advertisers. All advertisements and their content are accepted in good faith. Responsibility for copyright and the accuracy of the information provided lies with the advertiser.

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Charity fundraising at the

White Lion at Alvanley

Charity Wine Tasting Wednesday 2nd March Arrival at 7pm, tasting to start at 7.30pm

Joins us for this great charity evening in aid of the Alvanley Charity Fund which this year is supporting Dementia UK TICKETS ONLY £15.00 PER PERSON On the night you will enjoy: • Samples from a fantastic range of wines • A ‘hot pot’ supper Tickets must be purchased in advance from the White Lion.The entry price includes the wine sampling and a hot pot supper served during the break.

Manley Road, Alvanley, Cheshire WA6 9DD | Tel: 01928 722 949 | Web: www.whitelionalvanley.com

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Pole fitness classess for all abilities, shapes & sizes at Frodsham Leisure Centre. Choose From: Pay As You Go 3 Montly Membership Options Personal or Group Training CLAIM YOUR FREE CLASS WITH CODE: H2H100

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Keep the kids entertained with Brio Leisure at Frodsham Leisure Centre this February holiday! Grab a bargain with our ÂŁ1.00 activities including football, basketball, badminton, table tennis, and squash. Bring Tots and toddlers along to Topsy Tumbles with soft play, games, toys and a bouncy castle, while older children can learn about balance and coordination when they book on to the Junior Gymnastics Club on Thursday 18th February. Visit www.brioleisure.org/fun for more half term holiday fun across all Brio Leisure Centres. Not been to Frodsham Leisure Centre before? Newbies can try out our ďŹ tness classes, racquet sports, or the gym all for FREE on Tuesday 16th February when you book a session during our Open Day! Visit www.brioleisure.org/openday for more activities.

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Domestic and commercial

• Regular garden maintenance • Spring tidy-ups • Landscaping • Lawn mowing • Hedge cutting & tree surgery • Power washing Call Paul for a free free, no obligation quote

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Short Story The Extreme Ironing Club By Jackie Brewster “Knock, knock! Saw you weren’t in your cubicle earlier.” Amanda’s unwelcome head appeared above the partition between hers and Kay’s desks. “Has someone been out for a sneaky Valentine’s lunch with ‘Mister You Know Who’?” Having an imaginary boyfriend was fraught with complications, but it was better than the alternative. Ever since Amanda had married the marvellous Bertie, she had transformed into the type of person who cannot rest until everyone is happily married off. Kay had been bullied into a succession of blind dates with Bertie’s socially awkward friends from the Extreme Ironing Club. There are only so many prawn cocktails anyone can eat while hearing about the thrills of the great outdoors coupled with the satisfaction of a well pressed shirt. Kay had not been for a romantic lunch. She’d been at the parcel office collecting a package. She decided to lie anyway. “He’s working in Brussels again,” she said breezily. It was a useful lie, but one she knew she shouldn’t rely on. There was a danger that the slightest suggestion her imaginary beau wasn’t fully committed would have Amanda arranging prawn cocktails with the ironing bores again. “So has the lovely Bertie been showering you with gifts?” Kay asked, in a hurry to change the subject.

your mystery man? He must have sent you something to mark the occasion?” “Of course.” Kay gave herself a mental pat on the back for having planned ahead, and reached into her pocket to retrieve a gold plated charm bracelet. She’d bought it yesterday from a swarthy looking man on the market. As it only cost five pounds she suspected it would turn her wrist green, but it was flashy enough from a distance to impress Amanda, who loved anything that sparkled. “Darling Bertie gave me this. He really shouldn’t have, it must have cost the earth.” Amanda held out her arm. “He had it custom made in the jewellery quarter.” Kay dropped the bracelet quickly back into her pocket, and leaned forward in order to better admire an identical charm bracelet around Amanda’s wrist. “Do you think I should get it valued for insurance purposes?” Amanda asked. “Surely it’s the thought that counts?” Kay suggested kindly. For once she felt sorry for Amanda. It seemed she was not the only one who felt under pressure to embellish the truth. “I suppose you’re right.” Amanda admired her awful bracelet, and then noticed the large package beneath Kay’s desk. “Is that it?”

him. I’ve just collected it.” “Aren’t you going to open it?” “Not now.” Kay’s mouth went dry. She’d made a tactical mistake. “I’m supposed to be working.” “You must!” Amanda insisted, wrenching the parcel from Kay’s grip. “He could phone any moment to see if you liked it.” Kay knew exactly what the parcel contained, having ordered it three days ago online. Powerless to intervene, she watched Amanda slicing through the packaging tape with her razor sharp nails. The item, wrapped in plastic, was pulled from the box. “What is that exactly?” Amanda said, holding it up. “It’s an anti-bacterial soft close toilet seat,” Kay said. Amanda looked at her suspiciously. “Just what I’ve always wanted,” she added hopefully. “I’ve just realised something about you Kay,” Amanda said, as though seeing her colleague properly for the first time. Kay braced herself for Amanda’s dreaded epiphany.

“Oh, this?” Kay panicked, “Bertie’s pals from the Extreme realising she needed to “Bertie loves to spoil me,” Ironing Club were all far too produce an alternative Amanda blushed. “How about normal for you weren’t they?” “Yes, it’s from to adverts 9 Please mention HelsbyValentine’s to Hand gift. when responding


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Ballards SALES AND LETTINGS AGENT

Thinking of selling or letting your property? What can Ballards offer you... ● 10 years’ experience and local knowledge ● 7 days a week, evening and weekend appointments available ● Flexible packages to suit your needs ● Accompanied viewings ● Professional help and advice Member of : The Property Ombudsman, NAEA and Property Redress Scheme

Call now for a free, no obligation, market appraisal T: 01928 263083 T: 01244 794084 M:07900 322 966 E: info@ballardsproperties.co.uk www.ballardsproperties.co.uk If you have already instructed another agent, check any contract that you have signed to ensure that you are not liable for more than one fee by instructing Ballards as your agent. 13 Please mention Helsby Fees to Hand when responding are not subject to VAT.to adverts


Can You Spot The Ten Differences?

Most babies learn best when they see, hear, feel, touch, taste and smell.

Sneak a peek, it’s all amazing! Our multi-award winning classes will introduce you and your baby (or babies) to a world of sensory delights, where you can relax, spend quality time with each other and enjoy meeting other new parents. To find out more:

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Address: Mill Lane, Kingsley, Cheshire, WA6 8HY Tel: 01928 789217

Why not try our delicious stuffed chicken fillets? Available in a variety of flavours & fillings... Yum! Chicken Fillets • Sandwich Fillings • Chicken Nuggets • Chicken Goujons • Chicken Burgers • Chicken Kebabs • Chicken Drumsticks • Chicken Wings • Chicken Legs • Chicken Thighs • Prepared Chicken Meals •

Tasty chicken products that kids just love! The wholesale shop is open to the public 7 days a week Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm, Saturday 9.00am-5.00pm & Sunday 10.00am-4.00pm

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Beauty The Age of Plenty by Kate Duggan www.kateduggan.co.uk

Grown-up skincare, fragrance and emergency fixes. Inspired by the 1920s, Deco London fragrances are glamourous and grown-up, with a fun side; they’re aimed at women, rather than girls, but these are women who know how to play. Choose from the floral bohemian Loretta, the sultry Millicent, or the oriental Constance. I love all three, but if I had to choose one it would be Millicent. It’s floral, but not too sweet, with scents of bergamot, mandarin, jasmine and musk combining to create a sensual, head turning fragrance. If you’re looking for a new signature scent, head to www.decolondon.com.

massage. It’s £30, but smells gorgeous, and the soybean and coconut oil feels lovely on your skin. Thai brand Janjira is quite new to the UK, and specialises in spa quality products to indulge in at home. See www.janjira.co.uk. Another new skincare range to recently reach our shores is Swiss brand ananné. Natural skincare at its finest, ananné is organic, vegan and free from synthetic ingredients. Each product is the result of months (if not years) of scientific research, and is designed to nourish and energise the skin, improving its health rather than just providing a temporary fix. That being said, it doesn’t take long to see a visible improvement. Hero products include the Solacium Repair Serum, £130, and the Oculissiumum Eye Balm, £90. See www.ananne.co.uk.

A massage is a pretty sure fire way to get in someone’s good books. There are a lot of massage oils on the market to choose from, but personally I like the The night you’ve been looking forward Therapy Massage Candle to for ages finally arrives. You have the from Janjira. Once lit, the perfect outfit. Your makeup is pristine. oils start to melt. Blow the Then you look in the mirror and realise candle out, pour the warm oil that your roots are startlingly obvious into your start the call: 01928 727 165 or email: helsbytohand@btinternet.com To advertise 16 hand, and


and there are grey hairs standing to attention all over the place. If this scenario sounds familiar, you might want to add the Kazumi Root Vanish to your emergency cupboard. Just brush it on and blow dry. The effect is temporary, but effective, and it stays put until you wash it out, so you don’t need to panic if you get caught in the rain. There are five shades to choose from and it’s pretty good at covering grey hairs. What’s more, it’s packed with botanical extracts, and is very gentle, so is great if your hair needs a bit of a break from bleaching. Root Vanish costs from £30 and can be bought from Boots.

Who wouldn’t wish for a fairy godmother on hand to wave her wand at times? Well, The English Mineral Makeup Company’s Fairy Godmother powder may not be able to turn your H&M jeans into a Stella McCartney gown, but it can help to soften the appearance of lines and leave skin feeling smoother and brighter. It also provides a powerful boost of antioxidants to nourish skin and leave it glowing. Visit http://englishmineralmakeup.co.uk to order.

220 Chester Road, Helsby OPEN MON - SAT with late nights Wed - Thurs - Fri ‘til 8pm

February Special Offers...

LVL Lashes £40 (patch test needed 24 hours before)

New clients welcome to Serenity with 10% off all treatments. Recommend a friend and both receive 10% off your next treatments

Half price pedicures with all gel nail treatments!

Treatments Manicures ~ Pedicures ~ Gel Polish and Nail Extensions ~ Waxing Eyelash Treatments ~ Eyelash Extensions & LVL Lashes ~ Facials ~ Microdermabrasion Comcit Facials ~ Threading ~ Tanning ~ Body Wraps ~ Body Treatments

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Charlotte or Helen for details, Tel: 01928 735255 For all bookings & further info please call 01928 735 255 or email events@foresthillshotel.com BEST WESTERN Forest Hills Hotel, Overton Hill, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 6HH

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Caregivers

Looking for rewarding part time work? Are you tired of having to compromise on service quality… just to cram in more calls for your employer? Would you like to work in an environment where team members are really valued and it’s recognised that delighted customers are the key to job satisfaction? Home Instead Senior Care is the world's leading provider of non-medical care and companionship services for older people… and we’re passionate about the quality of the service we deliver. The expansion of our Frodsham & Halton office could be your opportunity to start one of the most personally rewarding roles you have ever had. These part time positions offer: • Competitive rates of pay • Flexible hours (with some evening and weekend work) • Paid holiday and mileage allowance • Opportunities to study for a QCF award Experience is preferred but not essential as industry leading training will be provided. However, you will need to have your own transport and share our commitment to deliver a quality service which improves the lives of our clients. To find out what it is all about call us on 01928 733020 or alternatively, email your CV to: halton.recruitment@homeinstead.co.uk For more information visit our website at www.homeinstead.co.uk/halton

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TAKE THE PLUNGE IN CONFIDENCE... Experience real relaxation in one of our bathrooms & wetrooms. We explore the world to source beautiful and innovative collections and solutions that offer a fresh perspective on quality. Our passion for perfection spans over 20 years and every bathroom and wetroom we create and install comes with complete peace of mind.

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Mastermind your financial financial future We provide an experienced wealth management service and offer specialist advice in a wide range of areas including: • Investment planning • Retirement planning • Inheritance Tax planning For further details contact Karen Jane Bushell on:

Tel: 01928 723226 Email: karen.bushell@sjpp.co.uk Website: www.karenbushell.co.uk

Chemical Element

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35 Church St, Frodsham, WA6 6PN

Maddock’s Landscaping & Maintenance Services

Frodsham’s Laser Clinic

We offer a safe, long term solution to unwanted, excess hair for both men & women.

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Treatment is suitable for the face & body, is quick & results can be seen after just a few sessions.

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Soft landscaping services include:

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We are very pleased to announce the introduction of our new Ultrasound Cavitation treatment.

What is Ultrasound Wh e re B ea u t y, Sk Cavitation? i l l a nd K now ledge i n fu se Ultrasound Cavitation is a relatively new aesthetic treatment to remove stubborn fat from the body. Radio Frequency is then used to help sculpt and contour the body and to tighten the skin Generation of bubbles

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Increase number and size of bubbles.

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www.lesharrisjewellers.co.uk

90 Main Street, Frodsham, 01928 734223 FULL TIME JEWELLERY RETAIL ASSISTANT An exciting opportunity to join our team!

You will be assisting with the day to day running of the shop, in a friendly, varied and busy environment. Main duties include: • Aiding and advising customers with their purchases and repairs, providing excellent customer service • Visual Merchandising, ensuring jewellery displays are maintained to the highest standard • Co-ordinating Jewellery and Watch repairs • Ensuring Jewellery and store are always clean and tidy • General administration and stock control • Social media, marketing and website maintenance If you feel you have what it takes to join our team, please send a C.V. and a covering letter to Andrew Kenny. andrew@lesharrisjewellers.co.uk

www.lesharrisjewellers.co.uk

90 Main Street, Frodsham, 01928 734223

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OpenOpen Tues - Sat with late Thurs Mon - Sat with latenights nights Wed Wed &&Thurs

Colours ● Perms ● Bridal Colours Bridal Hair Hair Ladies ● Gents ● Children Ladies Children Mondays & & Tuesdays over 60’s Mondays 60’s special special rates rates

Appointments not always necessary Appointments necessary

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Why move when you can improve? ✓ ALL JOINERY WORK ✓ WINDOWS / DOORS / STAIRCASES ✓ LOFT CONVERSIONS ✓ GARAGE CONVERSIONS ✓ NEW BUILD 1st & 2nd fix Mobile: 07710976362 Email: kenleachjoinery@live.com Facebook Ken Leach Joinery & Building

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Need building Cheshire Planning Solutions plans? Planning & Architectural Services High quality plans, planning & building regulation applications

Total service from survey to submission for: • Extensions

• Planning permission

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THE SERVICE THE COMPLETE COMPLETE DESIGN DESIGN AND INSTALLATION INSTALLATION SERVICE FOR KITCHEN FOR YOUR YOUR DREAM DREAM BATHROOM AND KITCHEN Allbuilding buildingwork workundertaken undertaken ●• All ● •All All electrical electrical and and plumbing plumbingwork work •●Floor Floorand andwall walltiling tiling

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Is Mobility a Problem? ● Let us alter your existing bathroom to suit your needs... ● Replace your bath with a shower enclosure for easy access. ● No more struggling into a bath and reduce the risk of a fall. ● No need to replace your whole bathroom, we have a wide range of waterproof wall coverings to match your existing tiles. ● No grout to clean for easy maintenance.

Olanda House, Belvedere Close, Frodsham, WA6 7PJ

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Repairs, replacements and installations around the home. Below are some of the services we provide.

POPULAR JOBS Gutters and fascias replaced, repaired and cleared Hanging shelves, mirrors, curtain poles etc TV mounting Blown off ridge tiles

FIXING, ASSEMBLING AND KITCHENS Kitchen installation and face lifts Furniture assembly (flat packs) Laminate flooring

PLUMBING

4, 6 and 8 Seater Vehicles

Bathroom installations Toilets, taps, showers repaired or replaced radiator installation Washing machine and dishwasher fitting Burst pipes and leaks

Airport Transfers

PAINTING AND DECORATING

No “Out of hours� surcharge

Internal and external painting Joinery and woodwork Masonry (brick work)

Contracts Undertaken

24-hour service Tel: 01928 735533 Mob: 07802 929182

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FRODSHAM CHIROPODY / PODIATRY CLINIC 103a Main Street, Frodsham, WA6 7AB

Tel: 01928 733 300

email: info@frodshamchiropodyclinic.com

Under New Management Colin Burgess BSc (Hons) MChs HCPC Registered Podiatrist Treatments include: Nails Corns Callus / hard skin Nail Surgery Nail Reconstruction Orthotic Therapy Routine appointments from ÂŁ24 and home visits available

All Aspects Of Your Family Footcare Provided.

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STEVEN BISHOP Time Served

PAINTER & DECORATOR INTERNAL & EXTERNAL

HAZELWOOD LANDSCAPES Complete Garden Services Garden & Ground Maintenance Grass Cutting / Hedge Cutting Complete Maintenance Programs, including Lawn Treatments, Weed control and Light Tree Work One off or regular visits

Landscaping

Turfing / Fencing / Decking / Patios Brickwork Garden Walls, Re-pointing etc Paths / Gravel Work Full Soft Landscaping

Pest Control

Private & Commercial

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Candle Emporium Candle Emporium

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Feathered Friends by Pippa Greenwood

Watching wild birds in your garden is a real delight, and the fact that many of them also help to keep pests at bay for much of the year means that it makes sense to do everything you can to encourage them in. Gardens which are very regimented and sparse are much less likely to prove a haven for wild birds, but if you have a fair number of potential hiding places such as a few good sized shrubs or trees, then so much the better. Obviously trees which provide berries or other fruits are always going to be welcome and, although it means that the display of autumnal berries you looked forward to is slightly foreshortened, you can be sure that the birds eating them will have put them to good use!

available, or you can create something cheap and just as effective using a shallow dish with sloping sides. The water should be no deeper than 2” (5 cm) if it is to be safely used by a wide range of birds, and if you do have a deeper container then you should fill the lower depths of it with good sized stones, so that the water is not too deep. Ideally the water should be changed every other day, but at this time of year when freezing temperatures prevail, it is essential to make sure that the water does not become frozen over for long periods of time. Don’t forget that other garden water features, including ponds with shallow sloping sides, are perfect for many birds to feed and bathe in. Providing birds with additional food materials is also well worthwhile, but do remember that you need to maintain a constant supply of food or else they may come to rely on something that is not there when they need it most.

squirrels, then feeding the birds can be a real nightmare – but on the whole, the heavily armoured looking wire structures which rather resemble bird cages and hold a central cylinder of peanuts seem to work well. Admittedly these will set you back anything up to £40, but they do seem to do the job. If squirrels are not a problem, you can use many of the cheaper nut feeders with great success, but of course wherever you position the feeder you should ensure that it is well out of range of the local cat population. Site the feeder in an area where a cat cannot leap up at it, or where there are no other plants nearby from which it can make its ambush.

Save household scraps for the birds too; there are But what else can you do to lots of things they enjoy encourage your feathered eating including apples friends into the garden? which have lost their appeal There is no doubt about it to the household, cooked that a source of water really rice, cheese, old breakfast is one of the best features cereal, raisins and sultanas you can have. There are and, of course, bread. You many32 ornamentalTo birdbaths you have problem withhelsbytohand@btinternet.com can also buy fat balls which advertise call: If01928 727 a165 or email:


contain large quantities of mixed seeds, and these can be hung from trees or large shrubs where they will provide a fantastic meal for many birds and, provided you position them in a suitable spot, means that you can also enjoy watching them as they feed. Having once found a blue-tit caught by the foot in a fat ball’s net, I now only buy the net-free fat balls. Luckily I happened to pass the feeder soon after the bird had been trapped, so was able to cut it free, but the outcome could have been tragic! If you wish, and if you have a strong enough stomach, you can buy numerous grubs and larvae which you can feed to the birds. These high protein bird snacks are particularly

useful for birds once they start feeding their young in the spring and are best distributed on a bird table or even on a garage roof. They are available by mail order from various companies as well as in garden centres and pet shops. If you feel like making or buying a bird table on which to set out the feasts you are supplying, then so much the better. Remember to choose one which is not

easily accessible by cats, and position it in a place where you can sit indoors or on a garden seat and watch the birds as they feed and drink. I mainly feed the birds on top of an old, established hedge. It is just tall enough for me to reach its flat clipped top surface and I put out bird food on flat wooden trays – perfect for me to view and impossible for cats to get the wrong idea about who is meant to be ood’ eating! Visit Pippa’s www. eeding website tool, ks pippagreenwood.com for ‘Grow Your Own with Pippa Greenwood’ - en fantastic UK grown vegetable plants of your ends & choice plus weekly advice or Visit and Pippa’s tips emails from Pippa website at: controls, fleece, , biological www.pippagreenwood.com copper tape and lots more besides.

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Planning For The Time When Independence Ends by Kate McLelland It’s one of those life-changing moments. You’ve just received a phone call telling you that an elderly relative has been admitted to hospital with a fall injury or an illness from which they are unlikely to fully recover. There are two options available to families facing this crucial moment. Either arrange for your relative to be admitted to a residential care home or make space in your own house so they can live with you. But is your home actually suitable to shelter and care for a vulnerable older person with medical problems and/or limited mobility? Adapting your house needs careful preparation so your relative can move around safely and easily. Will the stairs be a problem? The first thing you’ll need to consider is whether or not your loved one will be able to use the stairs. Last year, Age UK commissioned research into the cost of installing a stair lift and found that the price varied between £4,940 and £5,469 for a straight staircase, with approximately £500 added for a curved stair lift.

bedroom with an en-suite toilet (and preferably a shower, too). Most elderly people need to visit the bathroom several times in the night and the further they have to walk, the greater the chance they will trip or fall. Alternatively you could consider providing a commode for nighttime use, with various models costing between £25 and £180. A reasonably-sized bedroom is essential: at the very least you’ll need space for a single bed, a stable armchair with good back support and a small table, as well as storage for any equipment that might be required. Make sure there are no rugs or other obstacles on the floor that could cause trip hazards. It’s particularly important that the area between the toilet and the bed is kept clear. Adapting your furniture A seat at normal height may be too low for somebody who has mobility issues, so you might want to consider buying raisers (around £40 for a pack of four) for the items of furniture they will use. As the name suggests, raisers simply fit onto the feet of beds and chairs to add height.

lounge. Alternatively you can buy a specialist model, made with anti-bacterial fabric. This chair, available from www. nationalofficefurnituresupplies. co.uk, is waterproof and stain-resistant with adjustable handrails and costs around £250. If your relative is a wheelchair user you’ll also need to think about widening doorways and installing ramps. Don’t forget that some mobility devices may be available through the NHS, either free or at a reduced cost (although you may have to wait to obtain them). If all of this sounds daunting, you’ll find there are many agencies and voluntary organisations who can help. Go online to sites such as www. myagingparent.com, get in touch with Age UK (www.ageuk. org or call 0800 169 2081) or speak to your GP or local authority.

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Gold and Silver 1. In Greek mythology, which king had the ability to turn everything he touched into gold? 2. Which fictional character would often say "Hi-yo Silver, away" to his horse? 3. In 1957, the British colony called the Gold Coast became which independent African country? 4. According to the Gospel of Matthew, Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus in exchange for how many silver coins? 5. Which mythical city has a name that means "the golden one" in Spanish? 6. Which car manufacturer produced a model called the Silver Ghost between 1906 and 1925, a car they claimed was the best in the world? 7. If something is described as being 18 carat gold, what percentage of pure gold is it? 8. Which South American country has a name that is derived from the Latin word for "silver"? 9. Which title character from a well known fairy tale could spin straw into gold? 10. Which element is normally used together with silver to produce the alloy known as sterling silver?

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Raynaud’s Phenomenon: It’s Not Just Cold Toes.

the contraceptive pill and beta-blockers), an injury, or use of a vibrating tool (‘vibration white finger’). symPtoms Symptoms of Raynaud’s can last a few minutes or a few hours, and may be regular or occasional. Sometimes the condition goes away by itself. • The restriction of blood to extremities can Raynaud’s Phenomenon cause them to turn white, then (Raynaud’s Disease or often just blue, and finally red as blood ‘Raynaud’s’) isn’t well-known, flow returns to them. yet it affects around 20% of • Sometimes there may be adults worldwide, and shouldn’t pins and needles, numbness, be ignored. That’s why February swelling, pain or stiffness. is Raynaud’s Awareness Month. If you have Raynaud’s What Is Raynaud’s symptoms, visit your doctor, Phenomenon? who can diagnose Raynaud’s Raynaud’s is a condition and request blood tests in which blood supply to to determine the type. It’s extremities is interrupted. important to get Secondary Attacks are caused by overRaynaud’s Phenomenon sensitivity of small blood correctly diagnosed, as in rare vessels, and while fingers cases complications such as and toes are most commonly gangrene or ulcers arise. affected, it also affects the ears, nose, lips and nipples. Who gets Raynaud’s? secondary Raynaud’s tRIggeRs and Causes can occur in anyone, as Primary Raynaud’s it’s associated with other The causes of Primary Raynaud’s are unclear, although conditions and factors. Primary Raynaud’s is usually mild, can the NHS estimates that 1 in occur at any age and may be 10 sufferers go on to develop hereditary. It is: a condition associated with • More common in females than Secondary Raynaud’s. Attacks males are usually triggered by cold • Rare in young children temperatures, but anxiety, • Common in teenagers stress, hormones or smoking (although sometimes can also cause blood vessels to disappears in their twenties) spasm and restrict blood flow to • More common in smokers your extremities. (because smoking damages secondary Raynaud’s blood vessels and affects Secondary Raynaud’s is often smooth muscle). connected with autoimmune tReatment and conditions such as rheumatoid PReventIon arthritis, but also results from To prevent Raynaud’s attacks, other medical conditions you can: (including Hepatitis), illegal drug stay warm – outdoors, use, somePlease medicines (including mention Helsby• to Hand when responding to

use scarves, gloves, hats, earmuffs, heated hand warmers and pre-warmed clothes and shoes (use a hair dryer, electric blanket or the airing cupboard). Several thin layers are warmer than one thick one. Wear thin socks and gloves under thicker ones and use hand driers to warm your hands. Indoors, try hot water bottles, microwaveable heat packs, hot baths before bed and an electric blanket. • stop smoking – smoking affects your blood supply and can reduce your temperature. • eat for warmth – hot drinks and small regular meals, preferably hot, will keep you energetic and warm. Use oven gloves to remove things from the fridge. • avoid heavy carrier bags – they restrict blood flow to fingers. • take regular exercise – providing it doesn’t make symptoms worse. • Find ways to relax. Sometimes medication is required if you experience ulcers, intense pain or impaired finger function. In severe cases, sympathectomy procedures using surgery, laser or injection to sever the nerves that cause the blood vessels to spasm may be used, but these vary in permanency and efficacy. Remember: don’t ignore Raynaud’s symptoms. They could indicate an underlying condition that needs treatment. support and information: The Raynaud’s and Scleroderma Association http://www.raynauds.org.uk/ Email: info@raynauds.org.uk Telephone: 01270 872776 or 0800 9172494 47 adverts


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Lucy Lucy is the 5th generation of the Jackson family at Teuthill Farm, Tarvin Road, Frodsham. Her Great, Great Grandfather, Harry was the first of the Jackson’s to farm here, followed by Tommy, Geoff and Paul. Geoff’s wife, Gill started the farm shop in 1997 and when their son Paul and his wife Wendy took over, the shop expanded and new lines were introduced, although Gill’s homemade cakes still remained popular! Many of you will have been regular customers of the lovely farm shop at Teuthill until it closed it’s doors several years ago to concentrate on the next business venture - Cheshire Farm Chips and I’m pleased to report that the business has gone from strength to strength. Having provided prepared fruit, vegetables and chips to local pubs and hotels whilst running the farm shop it was becoming evident that Wendy’s special chips were proving to be more and more popular and so the decision was taken to concentrate on this and other potato products, especially as for years the family have grown their own potatoes. Lucy had always offered a helping hand in the family business whilst growing up, prior to and during her time at university where she studied Business and IT. Having acquired her degree, she decided that she would like to bring her expertise to the family business and grow the retail portfolio.

Fast forward 5 and half years and the hard work and determination has paid off. Cheshire Farm products are now available from Scotland down to the South! Cheshire Farm now employs 10 people, including Paul, Wendy, Lucy and they also have a student placement from Harper Adams University for 12 months and Tim who is assisting Lucy with marketing. Supplying all 32 of the Booths Supermarkets in Cheshire and Lancashire, 11 local Waitrose stores, as well as many independent shops and even butchers which I was surprised to hear, until Lucy explained that they make a great steak and chips meal deal! The fantastic photo above was used in Booths advertising.

Initially it was a hard slog, as it is when starting Another of their customers provides catering any business. They knew that they had a great at Festivals and also has an outlet 6 months product but needed to let everyone else know of the year at Tower Bridge. Locally; as well that! So they attended several Food and County as supplying pubs and restaurants, they are shows across the country to allow people to available to purchase from The Hollies Farm sample the delicious chips for themselves. The Shops, Whitmore and White in Frodsham and Stores. To advertise call:in01928 727 165Delamere or email: helsbytohand@btinternet.com 50 was the Cheshire first show Show June 2010.


You can also buy them direct from Teuthill Farm or via the website. The family are going back to their roots by opening a small shop within the large production unit, selling Cheshire Farm products. Access is from the large parking area to the rear of the farmhouse. All of the top quality potatoes used are home grown and it’s not unusual for them to be prepared within hours of being dug up from the field. Different varieties are grown specifically for the various products available. The whole process takes place on site, the potatoes are washed, peeled, cut, parr cooked, cooled and the appropriate seasoning added prior to being packaged all within the 2 cold rooms, cooking area and packaging area.

Cheshire Farm products are SALSA accredited, which gives the assurance that all the necessary hygiene requirements and standards comply. So let’s get on to the products... which we have thoroughly enjoyed tasting and testing for you over the last week or two! Shelf life is 3 weeks from packaging, although because they are fresh they can be frozen at home. They are free from additives and preservatives and are all gluten free. We have always been a fan of Cheshire Farm Quality Hand Cooked Chips so we were really keen to try the other products, which

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are: Quality Roast Potatoes with goose fat, Spicy Potato Bites infused with Florida firepit spices, Quality Seasoned Potato Wedges coated ^ with Halon Mon Anglesey sea salt and ground black pepper and Quality Sliced Potatoes with rosemary and garlic. The verdict?.... All equally as good as the chips! I especially liked the Spicy Potato bites, I have to admit though that when I pinched one off the baking tray, I thought ‘wow! they are spicy’ however, eaten along side fish and asparagus they were perfect, not over powering but did leave my mouth tingling which I actually like. Running a close second for me would be the Sliced Potatoes, although the wedges were also good as well! - both nice and crispy on the outside but retaining fluffy potato on the inside. One observation we found was that the products needed a little longer cooking time than suggested especially on fan, although that could just be our oven. Oh and you can’t beat the chips deep fried for a delicious treat! Teuthill Farm, Tarvin Rd, Frodsham WA6 6XH

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Our services include: 3 Choose @ home service 3 Expert fitting & accessories 3 Free delivery 3 Free measures & planning

3 Quality products 3 Competitive prices 3 No pressure sales 3 All leading makes supplied

Furniture/Uplift old carpets/Doors/Removal of rubbish No problem Visit our website www.kingsleycarpets.com Victoria Hall, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, WA6 7QH

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Picture framing

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weavergallery. galler Established for over 20 years in Northwich... NOW OPEN within Kingsley Carpets & Interiors

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Home & Interiors Plan Your Perfect Family Bathroom walk-in shower, WC, basin (or two – ideal for busy bathrooms), radiator and/or heated towel rail (big enough for LOTS of towels)… A specially designed showerbath, wider at one end and with a curved-glass screen, can be a great space-saver, and try to include as much storage as you can, so plastic toys can be put away when you need a calm, grown-up space. Vanity units can be built under basins, also concealing pipework, and WCs can be placed against false walls which contain both the cistern and some storage space; you can also use wall and floor cupboards, either custom-made Is your bathroom family-friendly? or off-the-peg, plus conventional storage ideas such as a hinged Think layout, fittings, flooring, lighting and all-important storage chest with a padded seat on top and shelves, racks, boxes space – and turn your bathroom and baskets. Finally, draw all into an appealing haven for your fittings to the same scale both children and adults, says as your floor plan, and cut them Katherine Sorrell. out. Move them around until you THE SPACE find the best layout, allowing If your room is small but there’s generous activity space for a tiny, adjacent WC, consider knees, elbows, drying and so on, knocking down the wall in around each fitting. between to combine them into FITTINGS one family-friendly room. If there In a bathroom that’s used are a lot of bedrooms compared regularly by all members of the to the number of bathrooms, family, young and old, flexibility it may make sense to convert is key. Opt for a timeless white a bedroom into a second suite with an easy-clean finish, bathroom. plus neutral tiles, and add bold The least expensive way to colours and fun patterns in the overhaul a family bathroom is form of towels, mats, handles to keep the fixtures and fittings and hooks. Wall-hung fittings in the same place, which are easier to clean around, as avoids the costs of altering pipe well as making the space seem runs. On the other hand, if the bigger; for small children, a layout isn’t right – perhaps you sturdy, portable step will help want to create space to add a them reach the loo and basin. separate shower – you’ll have to Ensure taps and shower have an re-arrange the room. Measure anti-scald device and touch-safe up and draw a plan on graph surfaces, and set thermostatic paper, noting the position of mixers to low temperatures. doors and windows, radiators, the soil pipe and any other FLOORING permanent fixtures. Then decide Bathroom floors must be nonwhat fittings you require: a bath, to when clean and mustn’t to Please mention Helsbyslip, to easy Hand responding

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mind getting wet. Don’t use carpet, and avoid solid wood as it may shrink or warp. If you like the look of timber, however, you may be able to install marinegrade ply, engineered boards, laminate, bamboo or tropical hardwoods. Ceramic tiles are ideal, especially as they work brilliantly with underfloor heating (cosy toes!), while alternatives include linoleum, which has a classic look and is made from environmentally friendly materials, rubber – available in an array of gorgeous colours – and the ever-popular and practical vinyl. LIGHTING Lighting really makes a difference to the mood of a bathroom and, if possible, it should be planned in the initial design stages. Include good general, overall lighting, perhaps in the form of inset ceiling spotlights or (less expensive) a ceiling-mounted track, plus some task lights, by the mirror, for shaving or applying make-up. Clever ideas include: storage units that incorporate lighting; fitting uplighters in flooring; an led colour-changing lamp operated by remote control; adding a colourful light stream to your tap water and even illuminated tiles. You could even consider fitting low-level lighting that comes on automatically when someone enters the room – great for night-time toilet visits. Remember that when any light fitting is near water, it must be manufactured with suitable protection against splashing – designated by an IP coding of 4 and above.

Main Image: Cooke & Lewis Perdita bathroom suite: shower bath, £198; close-coupled toilet with soft-close seat, £184; semi-pedestal basin, £85; all B&Q, 0333 014 3098; www.diy.com.

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And Another Thing... by Tom Hughes Follow Tom on Twitter @groomsdaybook

I returned home from the health centre after my annual MOT to be confronted by my Dearly Beloved’s demand for the prognosis. “So Tom, how did your check up go?” “A complete waste of time. These new age medical fads will have me in an early grave.” “In other words, she told you to go on a diet?” “I think she muttered something about broccoli.” “Did she measure your BMI?” “What didn’t she measure? Anyway I think the old quack was down in the dumps, she kept saying things were morbid.”

“Doctors orders apparently. And less of the sniggers please.” After a trip to a large out of town sports retailer (which looked to me like one big jumble sale), I turned up at the sparkly new gym freshly clad in Lycra. I spotted my reflection in the reception mirror. I looked like a shrink-wrapped WC Fields. A little boy dressed in crepe paper rustled towards me. I was about to ask him if he was a school boy on the run from the Wag Man when he cheerily piped up, “Hi I’m Jason, I’m going to be showing you around the gym.”

“So Tom, if you would like to warm up?” “Warm up? Right, well you can either turn down the air conditioning or I can go and get my jumper.” Jason looked worried. “OK, I’ll go and get Nigel. He’s going to do your induction.” It was then I spotted him, bounding over like a Super Hero straight from the set of Avengers Age of Ultron. Enviously I observed how Nigel suited Lycra a lot better than did I. “Hi Tom! My name’s Nigel …let me ask you some health questions, we don’t want you croaking on one of our machines and suing us, now do we?”

And so we entered a vast cathedral of glistening stainless steel and skin His laughter evaporated in “As in obese? Right that’s tight leggings. I strolled the cold dry air of the gym. it, no more biscuits for you. past all manner of appalling “Seriously, do you work What’s that in your hand?” contraptions. Finally, we out?” Sarah prised the card arrived in a dark corner of “The last time I worked from my fingers. “A gym the gym, the floor of which anything out was the clock membership? You’re joining was covered by squishy To advertise call:blue 01928 727 165 or email: helsbytohand@btinternet.com 66 on our new oven and that a gym?” mats.


left me pretty breathless, I can tell you.” “Err OK, have you ever suffered from any of the following - angina, asthma, arthritis, slipped disc, joint pain, calcium deficiency?” “Not as yet…” I said, warily. “Great! Right, let’s jump on this bad boy.” Bad boy? I mouthed to myself. And so we set off on what can only be described as a Penrose Staircase of endless agony. After ten minutes of purgatory I held up my hand in protest. Nigel stopped the machine. “Are you alright Tom?”

up finished now let’s get you on one of these wicked machines.”

“Great! I’m just in the middle of some bicep curls.”

“The warm up! You mean there’s more?”

“I hope he’s not working you too hard.”

“Oh yes! Another forty five minutes more.”

And with that a familiar voice was overheard: “Same again old chap?”

“Not for me there isn’t sunshine, that’s quite enough for one day, thank you.” “But Tom, don’t you want rock hard buns?” “If I want rock hard buns I’ll go home and fetch my bread making machine down from the loft.”

“Thank goodness that’s over!” I gasped.

Half an hour later I answered a call from Sarah.

“Right Tom, that’s the warm

“How’s it going?”

“Yes, why not?” A pause then Sarah, her voice hardening, said “Tom…are you in the pub?” “Sorry love, got to go. It’s my round. But if it’s any consolation, these vegetable crisps are broccoli flavour, so how’s that?” Well, as any athlete will tell you, it’s never advisable to over train.

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FAIRVIEW WE ARE OFFICIALLY ‘A’ RATED

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f you’re thinking about brightening up your home with new windows or extending and increasing the value of your property by adding a conservatory, our new guide ‘The Seven Costly and Potentially Disastrous Mistakes People Make When Buying Conservatories and Windows’ will help you ensure you get exactly what you pay for.

Is this what’s on your mind? After installing 92,500 double glazed units and 3,814 conservatories David says he knows what’s on your mind when you’re considering buying windows and conservatories. 1. You don’t want to be pressured into buying – so we don’t employ those high pressure salespeople that double glazing companies have become infamous for. Instead, our designers will work with you, at your own pace and help you to maximise your budget and have complete peace of mind. 2. You worry about the safety of your money – so we don’t ask for big up front payments. As a long established, financially stable company, we’re not desperate to get our hands on your money.

Window and door designs to capture your imagination

3. You’re concerned about the mess that might be caused – so we employ a ‘tidy up system’ and we clean as we go, window by window, day by day. 4. You don’t want to be let down by missed start or completion dates – so we employ one of the industries top installation managers to manage our ten highly experienced fitting teams, some of whom have now been with us for over thirteen years. 5. And of course you want a fair price – our quotations speak for themselves… see for yourself by phoning for a free quotation or visiting our showroom for a no hassle browse.

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Property Maintenance Home & Business Garden tidy ups Garage Clearances General repairs Doors re-hung Sheds re-felted (with quality felt) Fences stained / sheds stained Fences repaired Gutters cleaned & washed Power washing Painting exterior or interior

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Cake and Bake Palmiers These delicious sweet pastries are easy to make using just a sheet of ready-rolled puff pastry and caster sugar. Serve with coffee, or sandwich together in pairs with jam and whipped double cream for an indulgent dessert.

Ingredients: • 1 x 375g pack ready-rolled puff pastry • 4 tbsp caster sugar • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)

TIP For savoury palmiers, spread the pastry with a little pesto sauce, then scatter over finely grated Parmesan cheese instead of the sugar.

Makes approx 28

1. Unroll the puff pastry sheet and trim the edges to a

neat rectangle, if necessary. Sprinkle over 2 tbsp of the caster sugar and half the cinnamon (if using). Using a rolling pin, gently roll over the sugar to lightly press it into the pastry.

2. Fold in the long sides of the pastry rectangle halfway

towards the centre. Sprinkle over a little more caster sugar and press down with the rolling pin. Fold each long side in again to meet in the centre.

3. Sprinkle with the rest of the sugar and cinnamon

(if using), then fold the pastry in half lengthways to form one long strip. Transfer to a board and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

4. Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Dampen a large baking sheet by sprinkling with cold water.

5. Cut across the chilled pastry length into about 28

thin slices. Place the slices, cut-side down, on the baking sheet. Flatten each one slightly with the palm of your hand.

6. Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, until

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Beautifully Crafted Memorials in Granite, Marble & Stone Additional Inscriptions, Cleaning & Renovations Phone for free Brochures and estimates Tel: 01928 739839 Home Address: 3 Springbourne, Frodsham

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KELSALL WINDOWS AND BUILDING SERVICES QUALITY AT AFFORDABLE PRICES WHY MOVE? When you can improve... Over 30 years experience Qualified tradesmen - no pushy sales men

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KITCHENS, BEDROOMS & MIRROR DOORS LTD Specialising in Made to Measure SLIDING MIRROR/PANEL DOORS Made in our own workshop

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Your Local Emergency Plumber

• 24 HOUR PLUMBING • ALL GENERAL PLUMBING REPAIRS UNDERTAKEN • PLUMBING MAINTENANCE • BATHROOM DESIGN & INSTALLATION • ALL WORK FULLY INSURED WIAPS - Water Industry Approved Plumbing Scheme

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“Had my daughters christening here - fab service, the staff let us in early to decorate, the rooms were huge and plenty to do, pool, music and outside area for bouncy castle, cheap drinks, friendly people and the freedom to decorate with banners etc, will definitely return” Sarah

Our Main Function Room features a large stage and is suitable for any occasion for up to 200 people.

“I’ve held both my sons christenings here; well recommended. Fantastic staff and big room with cheap drinks too! Will always use this hall for any functions I hold in the future” Lisa

Our Lounge / smaller Function Room features a small stage equipped with microphone and speaker. Suitable for all occasions and functions. It hosts The Best Blue Grass gathering every Thursday, suitable for all abilities, tuition given.

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Finance Is Buy-to-Let Still a Good Investment? By Ann Haldon

With no sign of improved interest rates for savers, and pension changes that offer more freedom, is buy-to-let still a good option for those wanting to invest? At first glance, the increase in stamp duty and reduction in some tax reliefs for landlords may cast doubt on whether investing in bricksand-mortar is a good idea, but success depends on many factors, not least of which is your commitment to maximising returns. We take a look at what you need to consider when thinking about property investment. One of the first items on the list should be to clarify your motivation for this type of investment, as it will directly impact on the areas and type of property that you choose.

with your plans for retirement. On the other hand, investing in a multiple-occupancy student let, for example, could bring in much-needed monthly income. You may be able to make a rental yield of between 5% and 10% if you find a suitable property in a good location, and buy it for the right price. Whether you choose capital growth or rental yield will determine which type of property you buy, so it is worthwhile spending plenty of time considering your end-goal. Focusing on the figures Buy-to-let can still be a good investment if you’re prepared to put in the time and effort to make it work. This begins with meticulous research to make sure you get the best mortgage deal, find suitable locations and the right style of property for your target market. In other words, you need to make sure as far as possible that the numbers add up.

offer that you’re happy with, you should be constantly looking for ways to improve returns by switching suppliers and cutting costs. It’s likely that your mortgage provider will need 125% of the monthly rental by way of repayment. The extra amount is intended to cover some of the costs of renting out, and provides a degree of reassurance to the lender that their money is safe. Their worry (and yours) is that the property could stand empty for some time, but unfortunately this is one of the inherent risks of being a buy-to-let landlord. Will you manage the property yourself? Many professional landlords concentrate purely on managing their business. They don’t get involved in the monthto-month management of the property, or dealing with tenant issues – in fact, many landlords never even meet their tenants.

Do you want rental yield or long-term capital growth? Are you considering a longterm investment to take advantage of capital growth, or focusing on the potential It’s purely a numbers game, Lending restrictions have rental yield of a property? and taking this approach made it difficult to find a good Between 15 and 20 years is a means abandoning any mortgage deal in recent years, common timescale for property personal preferences with when compared with the preownership with capital growth regard to choosing your credit crunch era, but even in mind, which might fit in nicely property. when you’ve a mortgage To advertise call: 01928 727got 165 or email: helsbytohand@btinternet.com 78


If you decide to hire a letting agent, they will take a percentage of the rent by way of payment. This may seem like a needless expense when you’re willing to do the work yourself, but when you consider how much time and energy is saved in not having to deal with tenant issues it may be money well spent, particularly if you have more than one property. The inherent risks of buyto-let Any form of investment is a risk, but with buy-to-let one of the inherent problems is not finding a tenant, or having to deal with troublesome occupants who damage your property. Having it standing empty will impact severely on returns over the lifetime of your investment,

and you may need to take a reduction in rent to contain some of these losses. It’s also easy for costs to spiral, particularly if the property is old and repairs are needed on a regular basis. Other risks include increases in mortgage interest rates, and the property market in general taking a downward turn. Financial benefits of buyto-let The beneficial tax reliefs enjoyed on buy-to-let mortgage interest payments are now being limited to the basic rate of income tax. This was previously an attractive part of buy-to-let investing, but they can still be enjoyed if you form a limited company for your property investments. As rates of corporation tax

are being reduced to 18% by 2020, for owners of multiple properties at least, this could help to reduce costs. But as always, you need to seek the advice of a professional advisor to maximise the investment returns and minimise your tax bill. It is said that you make your profit when the property is bought rather than when it is sold, so researching the market, understanding the figures, and finding the best buy-to-let mortgage deal will be time well spent. Buying a rental property isn’t the easy option but the rewards are there if you’re prepared to put in the time and effort to make it pay. http://moneyfacts.co.uk/ guides/buy-to-let/btl-have-youconsidered-the-investment-risks/

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How to Look after Your Dog’s Paws When caring for your dog, it’s easy to overlook their paws unless they are limping, but it’s important to make sure that nothing gets lodged in their pads or stuck in the ‘web’ between their toes. It’s an easy routine though, and consists of just three steps: • Checking regularly for signs of damage or soreness Although puncture wounds may not be immediately visible because of the dark colour of your

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dog’s pads, if anything has caused damage the dog will pull away or show signs of discomfort when you touch their feet. Regular checks after each outing will help to prevent infection building up in broken skin, and identify damaged or split claws. • Bathing To flush out any sand or small objects, dip each paw into a shallow container of water and pat dry. Sand in particular causes discomfort if not removed after a walk on the beach, and sharp shells can easily cut the paws. • Keep fur trimmed This is especially important for long-haired breeds with lots of fur between their

pads. Keeping it short allows you to see any damage to the paw, and makes the dog more comfortable when walking. You can buy special creams and waxes to protect your dog’s paws from harsh winter weather, and also from becoming blistered in the summer heat. A damaged paw will put a halt to their activities and can mean an expensive visit to the vet, so prevention is certainly cheaper than cure.

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Hobbies Ten Tips To Bring Your Treasures Back To Life By Kate McLelland

Many years ago in London’s famous Portobello market, I came across a grimy old box made of wood. At first glance didn’t look like anything special, but on closer inspection I saw that some fine veneer work was visible in places. “Ten quid. A bit of wire wool and some washing up liquid straight out of the bottle, and that’ll come up lovely.” It sounded unlikely, but I paid the stallholder and took the box home, where I nervously began to rub the surface with a steel wool pad. As the dirt melted away I uncovered an intricate inlaid marquetry design, and my grimy box eventually emerged as a beautiful antique that I’ve loved ever since.

or abrasive cloths.

Here are ten tips for restoring your vintage bargains: • To remove general grime from old prints, gently roll a piece of doughy, fresh bread over the surface. • To remove old, rusted-in screws, first clean around screw head edges, heat the screw head with a hot air gun, then the turn screw a little TIGHTER, before undoing (use caution with heat if the object has a varnished or painted finish). • Age marks on porcelain can be removed by soaking overnight in baby bottle sterilizing liquid. • Use Steradent tablets to get rid of water marks in old glass vases. Although I was successful, I • For a bright shine, polish suspect most experts hearing chrome with baby oil and of my method would tear out cotton wool. their hair. Remember these • To clean a gilded object, use points before starting your own a clean white cotton cloth, projects: cotton balls or Q-tips, and • Some antiques are valued for the barest amount of clean, their patina and certain items cool water. After you have – such as old coins – should dampened the cleaning never be polished. material, remove excess • Check very old items for moisture on a dry piece of cracks that may break during cloth before you apply it. cleaning. • Rub undiluted household • If in any doubt, do some bleach into dirty hairline research or ask an expert. cracks in pottery and rinse off,to • Avoid using harsh chemicals Please mention Helsby to Hand when responding

to reduce the crack’s visibility. • Use half a lemon and salt to clean brass and copper items. Apply, rinse off, dry carefully and clean with impregnated wadding, polishing finally with a soft cloth. • To repair a pottery item, clean the pieces with a mixture of mild dishwashing liquid and warm water and let them dry completely. Apply clear, slowsetting two part epoxy glue and hold the pieces in place with modelling clay so they don’t fall apart whilst drying. • Remove dust and dirty marks on old leather by dipping an artist’s paintbrush in methylated spirits. Use sparingly, working on a small area at a time. Whenever you carry out a restoration project, you should decide whether you want to keep the item or sell it on before you get started. If you want to keep it, you can restore it to your personal taste. If you’re selling, it’s wise to do some research on the current market before you start restoration. Although it may seem strange, some buyers may actually want the rust stains and marks of use that show an item has been handled and loved for many years. 87 adverts


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Laurence Jones Covering all local areas, and just minutes from all addresses * Independent family run firm, priding ourselves on attention to detail, and personal service. * Professional, Dignified Funeral Services at Reasonable Prices * Beautiful, tranquil funeral home with private chapels of rest and free parking * Religious or Non - Religious services arranged * Home visits always available

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I THOUGHT I NEEDED

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At Granite Transformations we offer a complete package for updating your surfaces, splashbacks, doors and appliances. Fitting a new worktop is fast and effective with each top custom made to your exact requirements. There is no need to remove old worktops, we simply fit directly over your existing surfaces, guaranteeing complete peace of mind from start to finish.To complete the look, we also supply and install made-to-measure kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts, in a wide choice of colours, finishes and styles. Bolton Showroom: 01204 211 595 7 Marsden House, Marsden Rd, Bolton, Lancashire BL1 2AY High Legh Showroom: 01925 394 755 High Legh Garden Centre, High Legh, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 0QW

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Well done to local resident Jen Osman who ‘Braved the Shave’. “As you can see I did it! I raised £2210 for Macmillan cancer support. The article in Helsby To Hand really helped and I had donations from Cheshire Frames, Helsby JTO Vintage & The Old Bank Tea Rooms, Acer Florist, The Dunham Arms, Burlingtons Tea Rooms and Tesco!! I’d like to thank everyone who donated, helped and supported me to make the the event event so so successful”. successful”.

FRODSHAM SINGATHON At Frodsham Community Centre on SATURDAY 27th FEBRUARY we are having a 12 hour musical celebration – whatever your taste in music, there should be something for everyone aged between 5 and 105!

A Defibrillator is now available at The White Lion Pub in Alvanley

FRODSHAM SINGATHON has over 20 choirs, bands and instrumentalists performing, Open Mic times for individuals to get up and sing, and a Photographic Exhibition (and Competition), as well as our Café and Bars. So you are all invited to join us between 10am to 10pm, only £1 to come in and you can come back later for free!

Accessible 24 hrs

Give yourself a treat, check out our website www.frodshamsingathon.co.uk for the programme of performers, or to sign up to Open Mic, or to enter our Photo Comp “Frodsham in Focus”. Come along, join in the fun, and brighten up February. February.

If needed, please take a phone with you to collect the defibrillator & ring emergency services for the access code.

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Helsby Brownies Places available for girls aged 7 to 10! Monday evenings (in term-time) 6:30 - 8:00 pm Helsby Girlguiding HQ, at the back of the playing field, Lower Robin Hood Lane, Helsby Through regular meetings, special events, day trips, sleepovers, camps, and holidays, Brownies learn new hobbies, make things, play music, explore other cultures and get adventurous outdoors. Brownies are girls aged seven to ten who become a member of a Six and follow a programme called the Brownie Adventure. Helsby also has a Rainbow unit (for girls aged 5 to 7), and Guide unit (for girls aged 10 to 14) who meet on Wednesday evenings.

You are invited to a...

TEDDY BEARS PICNIC FRIDAY 11:00am-2:30pm

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TICKET INCLUDES A PICNIC LUNCH & TEDDY BEAR ACTIVITIES ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT FOR TICKET INFORMATION SCAN THE QR CODE BELOW VISIT OUR WEBSITE http://littledreamsevents.wix.com/teddybearspicnic OR EMAIL US AT LITTLEDREAMSEVENTS@OUTLOOK.COM

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Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane WA6 7QN

Sunday 14th February 2016 Doors open: 9.30am– 1.30pm

Entrance £1.00 under 12s free

We All Love a Bargain! 40 stalls with a wide range of goods & Refreshments.

Tables (£10.00) must be booked in advance. Telephone: 01928 732222

Frodsham’s Top Table Sale!

Email: events@frodcomm.org.uk in person at The Community Centre

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Helsby Community Sports Club “A vision for sport, leisure and recreation in Helsby, Frodsham and the surrounding villages”

The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile is back on Sunday 20th March 2016 – and it’s coming to Helsby! Local heroes from Helsby and the surrounding area will be both walking and running to raise life-changing money to make a difference to people living across the UK and the world’s poorest communities. You are invited to come together and make yourselves proud by entering now at www.sportrelief.com Helsby Community Sports Club on Chester Road are hosting the event were you will find plenty of free parking. The route designed by the Helsby Running Club will include circuits of both the Football and Rugby pitches. Please arrive early for the 2pm start and to make sure you are there to participate in the warm up at approximately 1.30. The Club House and its facilities – including the bar, will be open from mid-day. You are also invited to take the time to find out what the club currently offers to all ages and abilities. With an anticipated commencement date of later this year there will also be the opportunity to view the exciting plans for the new relocated Community Sports Club.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: George Randles (two@undermount.fsnet.co.uk) 07792 149430 Helsby Community Sports club 01928 722267 www.helsbysports.com Helsby Running Club www.helsbyrunningclub.org.uk

Tel. 07518 106294

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Marie Curie is looking to recruit new volunteers to join the Frodsham and Helsby Fund Raising Group. Our volunteers help out in lots of ways, including organising and taking part in supermarket collections to helping support the fund raising group in organising events. If you feel you could help Marie Curie fund raise, then we would love to hear from you. We are recruiting the key role of Chair and Treasurer too! If you would like to get involved with the fund raising group or would just like more information please contact Holly Fraser on 0161 255 2800 or email: Holly.Fraser@mariecurie.org.uk

EEaster Bunny Run

at Blakemere Village

Saturday 19th March

In aid of the NeuroMuscular Centre

3k & 5k fun run/jog/walk run/jog/walk run/jog /jog/walk at 12 noon noon starting starting and an finishing g on the the Blakemere Blakemere Village Village Event Event Field. With special guest Thorntons Harry Hopalot and chances to win Thorntons Easter Eggs.

Standard Entry £5

per person (under 5s go free)

£7.50 to include flashing bunny ears

(£2.50 for children under 5).

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Sponsorship forms will be sent out when you sign up, although there is no minimum sponsorship requirement to take part.

Clatterbridge Cancer Research, Kelsall Branch Charity Number 519357

CHESHIRE women are being urged to sign up NOW to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2016 - walk, jog or run around the course! The charity is calling on women of all shapes and sizes to show cancer who’s boss by entering Race for Life 5k or 10k events at Delamere Forest on Sunday May 15th. Last year, 1779 women took part in Race for Life at Delamere Forest and raised a fantastic £119,218 - how brilliant is that! To enter Race for Life today visit: raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.

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We are looking for items for our Bric A Brac Sale and Jumble Sale, which is being held on Saturday 5th March 2016 at Kelsall Community Centre commencing at 1.00 pm All are welcome We are looking for items such as - Un-wanted Gifts, Bottles and Boxes Of Chocolates for our Raffle, Jewellery, Console Games, Books, DVDs, CDs, LPs, Tinned Produce, Toys, Tools, Handbags, Shoes, Brass, Copper etc We do hope you can help. If you ring us we will arrange to come and pick your items up before the event, we can store them, so we are not picking up on the last minute. Please contact 01928 740415 to arrange a mutually convenient time, thank you.

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Puzzle Solutions Pictograms 1. Barking Up The Wrong Tree 2. Singing In The Rain 3. A Sorry Sight

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Index of advertisers Accountants / Tax / HR agp 34 Applegate & Co. 58 Accomodation Stonehouse Farm B & B 46 Alarms & Security Complete Security Services 62 Aerial Engineer/Sky TV Latham Aerials 81 Architecture / Design Cheshire Planning Solutions 26 Scott Architecture 8 Beauty / Holistics / Tanning Sanctuaire Aesthetics 22 Serenity 17 Builder / Merchants /Joiner / Plastering BB Construction 86 Davies Home Improvements 28 Frodsham Plastering Services 76 Ken Leach Building & Joinery 26 Mad Jak Joinery 18 More Than Loft Ladders 84 Tim’s Plastering 70 Butcher / Farm Shop Forresters 15 Car Repairs /MOT/ Tyres/ Valeting Frodsham Tyres 1 JPW Body Repairs 86 O’Neill Dent Repair 22 Computing Helsby PC’s 44 Dentist Main Street Dental 86 Education Baby Sensory 14 Kumon 48 Electrician / Lighting Cheshire Boiler & Electrical Services 59 Electrical Wholesale Supplies 84 Frodsham Electrical Services 46 KDE Ltd 21 Trinergy 14-15 Woodhouse Plumb & Electric 10-11 Estate / Letting Agent / Houses for Sale Ballards Sales & Letting Agent 13 Hunters Estate Agent 2 Your Move Andrew Hayes 93 Farm Shop Cheshire Farm (Teuthill) 50-51 Fencing / Paving / Driveways Antony Worrall & Son 82 Financial / Mortgage Advisor Karen Bushell Wealth Management 20 Paul D Clarke FPC 79 Flooring Kingsley Carpets 54 Lee Rodgers 52 The Little Carpet Shop 83 Fuel County Oil Group 41

Funeral Directors / Monumental Masons DG Baines 74 DT Turner 80 Laurence Jones 89 Furniture / Kitchen / Bathroom / Beds Curtains of Frodsham 56 Granite Transformations 91 Inspired Bathrooms and Wet rooms 19 Kingsley Carpets - Beds 55 Matt Finish 34 NYK Kitchen, Bedroom, Mirror Doors 76 Panda Blinds 72 The Bathroom Restorers 85 Unique Design Kitchen & Bathroom 27 Garage Doors Pennine Garage Doors 44 Gardening D & N Garden Products 37 David Edwards - garden & groundwork 60 Frodsham Gardens 8 Frodsham Tree Solutions 53 Hazelwood Landscapes 30 Hillside Garden and Tree 62 Maddocks Landscaping 22 Premier Lawn Care 4 WOW - Design 74 Gift Shop Candles Plus 31 Hairdressing / Barber Charles John 49 Hair by Design 41 Headlines 26 Health / Care Amy Cronin Counselling 12 Feet First - foot health care 36 Frodsham Chiropody/Podiatry Clinic 29 Home Instead Senior Care 18 The Happiness Club 8 Jewellers DRB Jewellers 12 Les Harris 25 Odd Jobs / Property repairs Cheshire Handyman 58 James Gribbin 36 JL Moston - Maintenance & Joinery 74 Odd Jobs - John 72 The DIY Man 80 Total Home Solutions 38 Painter & Decorator Roy Lamb 14 Steven Bishop 30 Pets Ashcroft Veterinary Surgery 33 Cheshire Pet Sitting 74 K9 BRATS 90 Sutton Farm Livery Stables 41 Viv’s Dog Walking 4 Pest Control EEK Pest Control 38

Picture Framing Weaver Gallery 56 Plumbing & Heating Ark Services 67 Cheshire Boiler & Electrical Services 59 Gasmarc 80 Indigo Heating, Plumbing & Gas 35 KDE Ltd 21 LPW Plumbing Services - 24HR 76 M&R Plumbing & Heating 45 M.Bunting Plumbing & Heating 52 Plumb Direct 62 RAC Gas 70 Trinergy 64-65 Woodhouse Plumb & Electric 10-11 Removal Service Here Today Gone Tomorrow 28 Man and Van - Ben Hirst 46 Restaurants / Pub / Function Venue Best Western Forest Hills 18 Eccies Club - Bar 77 Frodsham Golf Club 42-43 Mill House Café 63 The Bull’s Head 60 The Dunham Arms 38 The Tea Cosy Café 36 The White Lion 5 Roofing All-Mighty Roofing 71 Altitude Roofing 88 JNF Roofing 61 P Turner Roofing 72 Total Roofline Solutions 90 Sewing Alterations, lessons, haberdashery Elizabeth Arnold 48 Skip / Scrap Metal NW Skips 58 Solicitors Rowlinsons 23 Sport & Leisure Brio Leisure 6-7 Clubbercise 39 Kathryn Smith School of Dance 30 PoleRobics 6 Runcorn Town Hall Wedding Fayre 100 Storage Storefirst.com 4 Tiling / Tile Showroom CB Tiling 88 Taxis Cheshire Travel Services 70 Frodsham and District Taxis 99 Kingsley Travel 48 Turners Travel 28 Windows/Conservatories/Canopies Fairview Windows 68 - 69 Kelsall Windows 75 Wrought Iron Work Dunham Hill Smithy 52

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TAXIS

CHEAPEST IN THE LOCAL AREA Airport run prices fora1-4 seater To From area Manchester Frodsham Runcorn Helsby Widnes Elton

To Liverpool

£28 £28

£20 £20

£28 £28

£20 £20

£28 £28 £35 £30 £30 £30

£20 £20 £20 £20 £24 £24

Airport run prices for a 5-8 seater To From area Manchester Frodsham Runcorn Helsby Widnes Elton

To Liverpool

£38 £38

£28 £28

£38 £38

£28 £28

£38 £38 £40 £35 £40 £40

£28 £28 £25 £25 £30 £30

Returns from Manchester Airport will incur a £2.80 Car Park Charge Drop Off and Pick Up for Liverpool Airport will incur a £2.00 Car Park Charge

Silver Service for Executive Travel please enquire

All above prices are on a one-way basis, return prices should be doubled and confirmed at time of booking

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Helsby to Hand Febuary 2016  

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

Helsby to Hand Febuary 2016  

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

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