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Issue 102 - October 2013

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

Please mention Helsby to Hand when to adverts Your local magazine - 7000 copies FREEresponding every month | tel: 01928 727 1651


www.tiamojewellery.com

Ti Amo JEWELLERY

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3 High Street Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7AH, 01928 731703

To advertise call: 01928 727 165 or email: helsbytohand@btinternet.com


Dear Friends, This month Roger from Dunham Hill Smithy celebrates a huge 20 years in business congratulations! Clare (p5) from Frodsham Flowers on Main Street (formerly Bloomsbury’s) has completed her make-over of the shop and welcomes you to see her modern look, offering fresh ideas and beautiful floral designs for any occasion or gift. Our front cover this month is NYK Kitchens and mirror doors, Paul and his team offer a superb service so pop along to their showroom. Hillcrest Residential home now has a separate dementia zone. Hillcrest has traditionally been mainly a residential home, with just a few mild dementia clients mixed in. However the trend over the last few years has been for more dementia bed enquiries and as a result the dementia residents were beginning to impact on the residential clients. So, Hillcrest has created two zone areas - Residential and Dementia, that will be more or less self-contained. This is better for their dementia clients, as they will be offered more targeted care and activities, and will also be better for the residential clients who will continue to enjoy the more informal, home-like atmosphere of a traditional care home. Les Harris Jewellers have opened their NEW Wedding room - pages 22 & 23 and if you’re looking to book a holiday then look no further than Julie Wild Travel Counsellor on pages 8 & 9. Have a good month, Best Wishes, Sarah x Please like Helsby to Hand on facebook & follow @helsbytohand on twitter.

This month in pictures... p8&9

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TO BE HELD AT THE WHITE LION AT ALVANLEY IN AID OF THE ALVANLEY CHARITY

WHICH FOR 2013 IS SUPPORT ING MACMILLAN

FUND,

SATURDAY 29TH JUNE FROM 1PM ONWARDS

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PLEASE NOTE COPY DATE FOR THE NOVEMBER EDITION

IS 20TH OCTOBER

TO ADVERTISE PLEASE RING SARAH ON 01928 727165 or email: helsbytohand@btinternet.com If you don’t have a copy ’to hand’ check out the website: www.helsbytohand.co.uk

Helsby to Hand - Kerrowmoar, Manley Road, Alvanley, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 9DE Tel: 01928 727165 Email: helsbytohand@btinternet.com

“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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We offer a bespoke domestic and commercial cleaning service. To cater for all of your cleaning needs. We pride ourselves on quality and efficiency, no job is too big or too small. Our Domestic Services... Regular domestic cleaning, choose weekly, fortnightly, monthly or one-off cleans, full or part cleans, a choice of service to suit your requirements and budget. Our Commercial Services... Regular daytime cleaning, one-off cleans, offices, communal areas, staff areas and shops, landlord & tenant cleans Call today for a personalised assessment and quotation for your requirements on 07597818817 or emal clean.forever@yahoo.com

DISCOUNT 10% OFF THE FIRST TIME YOU USE 4EVER CLEAN VOUCHER TEL: 07597818817

PILATES - Develop a strong core – flat

abdominals and a strong back Classes held at Helsby Community Centre every Tuesday 9.15 – 10.10am and Elton Community Centre every Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00pm

KettleBell HIIT is a brand new concept of

combining kettlebells with high intensity body weight exercises to give a hard hitting, fat burning workout that will tone, define and burn through those calories!

Assault Fitness is proud to announce the latest KettleBell HIIT class will be starting 5th October at 10.00 – 11.00am @ Elton Community Centre

For more details call Dan on 07800 887032 or Dora on 07747 826150

Local Electrician From a Faulty Switch to a Full Rewire

All Aspects of Electrical Work Including Small Jobs & Cooker Repairs

Local Reliable Affordable Domestic Commercial

Try Us, Like Us, Trust Us

Some recent feedback from another happy customer…

“Came on time when they said they would, job completed with no fuss and tidied up afterwards. Very good and highly recommended”. Andrew Tickle

Why not call us today on: 01928 567759 Visit us online at: www.qualityservices.org.uk We are happy to accept all credit and debit cards

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24HR

EMERGENCY

CALLOUT

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71b Main Street, Frodsham, WA6 7DF 01928 731000 www.frodshamflowers.co.uk Clare would like to welcome you to her shop... Frodsham Flowers Limited. She has spent the last six months transforming the image and building up an excellent reputation. Clare prides herself on excellent customer service and great quality flowers. Why don’t you come and see what the shop has to offer...

@frodsham flowers

Frodsham Flowers Ltd

Floral designs for every occasion. Gifts, Anniversary’s, Weddings, Funerals and Corporate designs. Please mention Helsby to Hand when responding to adverts

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KAREN BUSHELL WEALTH MANAGEMENT LTD WEALTH MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS

Mastermind your 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

Block Paving • Indian Stone • Decking • Turfing • Paving • Garden Walls • Fencing

Wood Carved Bears, Owls, Eagles, Dogs and also Commission Carvings

We are professionals with years of We cover experience and sophisticated planning Runcorn, Widnes, and design skills. Warrington & We provide support through all phases of your project, from the initial concept to full building project management.

Frodsham areas.

Call now for a FREE quote on: 01928 590086 or 07949630264 Email: gardensbydesign@hotmail.co.uk www.pavebuildthe way.co.uk www.chainsawcarvinggaz.co.uk

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Land of Beds team up with McTimoney Chiropractor

Your Local Bed & Back Specialists! Chiropractor, Gillian Smith

Do you suffer from a bad back? A new bed might be the answer... On Saturday 26th October, in line with our Autumn sale, we’re holding a free drop-in clinic in store with local chiropractor, Gillian Smith, where you’ll be ale to get free advice about your back problems.The professional, specialist advice of a chiropractor gives us a fantastic wealth of knowledge to help us, help you!

At our Helsby Store

98 Chester Road WA6 0DL

See Gillian between 10am - 4pm

Visit us or call free! 0800 158 48 42

www.landofbeds.co.uk Please mention Helsby to Hand when responding to adverts

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Julie Wild Personal Travel Counsellor 01928 238660

Julie.wild@travelcounsellors.com

www.travelcounsellors.co.uk/julie.wild

Hello… …I would like to take a moment of your time to introduce myself… My name is Julie and I live in Frodsham with my three sons. And with almost 18 years in the Travel Industry, I am now one of the latest experienced travel advisors to join the UK’s leading Independent travel company, Travel Counsellors.

up from the Company’s’ Head Office of over 200 support staff, as well as access to a worldwide network of travel experts, I can search through hundreds of suppliers in a matter of minutes to find the best options for my customers.

This is a travel agency with a difference, all of our advisors are equipped with leading edge technology, which allows over 1200 global travel advisors to work from home. Plus the constant back

I am passionate about travel and dedicated to providing the highest possible personal service to my customers. My ethos is echoed in the Travel Counsellors Ltd strapline…

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Working from home will enable me to offer that unique personal service, as I am available at times to suit my customers, including evenings and weekends. So where would you like to go to next?...

THE BEST FINANCIAL PROTECTION

Visit Santa before his big night…

UNDER THE SUN

It’s reassuring to know that everything you book with Travel Counsellors is financially protected. Christmas Markets…

Last minute Winter Sun…..

The air holiday packages are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Alongside ATOL protection which covers air holiday packages and charter flights, we are proud to operate the Travel Counsellors Trust which protects every other element of your booking including low cost airline, schedule flights, accommodation and car hire. No ifs, no buts, every aspect of your booking is financially protected. So whatever you book through your Travel Counsellor, from a no frills flight to a round the world itinerary, you know that your money is in safe hands.

It’s a unique financial guarantee that Whatever your travel requirements are, you won’t find elsewhere, because business or leisure, long-haul, family we genuinely care about our holidays, ski, honeymoons, weddings customers. abroad, cruise or city breaks, contact me so we can discuss and arrange your perfect trip. 9 Please mention Helsby to Hand when responding to adverts


REAL FOOTY FOR UNDER A FIVER

Christmas is Coming!!!

COME TO A LIVE GAME

Ideal Christmas presents for loved ones, instead of the usual things they already have.

Special Offers, Bundle Deals, Christmas Vouchers and more QUOTE HelsbytoHand for £25 discount from our DWE sessions package.

@ the Millbank Linnets Stadium WA7 6HP 200 yards from end of A56 Sutton Weaver

Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers or deals.

Adults £5 Concessions £3

£1 off with this advert (league matches only) Accompanied U16s free

230 Chester Road, Helsby, WA6 0PW 01928 722025 www.dreamworldphotography.co.uk http://www.facebook.com/dreamworldphotography

For up-to-date fixture information:

www.RuncornLinnetsFC.co.uk

Halloween H O N E S K E Y P E E R C L C A E T W I

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T D P O P

S P I D E R W E B C A N D Y S

October Kids Candy Activities Scary Skeleton Spooky Ghost Bat Witch Broomstick Black Cat Spider Creepy Haunted Sweets Pumpkin Spider web

Find all the names associated with ’Halloween’ in the grid and the remaining letters will spell out a related phrase.

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c e D h t 3 1 Friday The Merseyview @

TICKETS AVAILABLE

from n Hotel receptio fts, Gi and Dandelion et, Church Stre Frodsham.

7.30pm – Late

£10 per person

A chance to see 3 local bands all at one venue, one night only!

2 Way Traffic Junction 12 The Last Chance Band

Food including a Hog Roast available to buy on the evening, with Live music starting at 8pm through till 12 Midnight, then Disco till Late

Doors Open and Bars Open from 7.30pm. Limited Seating available. Special reduced accommodation rates available at the Hotel from £25per person sharing a Twin/ Double room on a Bed & Breakfast basis.

Bring your Christmas Party to our Party – a great Christmas night out! The Merseyview @ BEST WESTERN Forest Hills Hotel Overton Hill, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 6HH Tel: 01928 735255 Email: info@foresthillshotel.com Web: www.foresthillshotel.com

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Wedding Fayre Sunday 6th October 12pm – 3pm Fashion Display By “Bride to Be” & over 25 Exhibitors.

n w o d t n Cou s! a m t s i to Chr Party Nights from £25pp, Sunday with Santa & Lots More! Christmas Day Lunch is nearly fully booked, but we still have dates for

Party Nights for Festive Fun.

£8.95pp Carvery Lunch Offer Every Thursday throughout October & November 2013 Piping Hot bowl of Homemade Soup Followed by a Traditional Carvery Lunch in Hilltops Restaurant for just £8.95pp

New A La Carte Menu Special

We start the festivities off with

20% OFF

American Thanksgiving Lunch

on the 17th & 24th November, just £13.50 per Adult and £6.75 per Child - with a special visit from Santa and a little present for the children.

Your TOTAL Bill (with this voucher) Available Friday, Saturday & Sunday Evenings through till December 2013. Quote “

New for 2013

“Hog”Manay - a great night for everyone, all

ages welcome, starting with a Hog Roast, with Disco through till 2am. Just £30 per Adult ( to include a half bottle of House Wine), Just £12.50 per Child.

BIG “20”

Call Hilltops Restaurant to make your reservation; Tel: 01928 735255 Reservations Essential, Terms apply

Call the Christmas Fairy to find out more and make your booking

01928 735255 For all forthcoming events visit www.foresthillshotel.com

BEST WESTERN Forest Hills Hotel Overton Hill, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 6HH

Tel: 01928 735255

Email: info@foresthillshotel.com Web: www.foresthillshotel.com Please mention Helsby to Hand when responding to adverts

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Thousands o t of samples ! choose from

KINGSLEY

CARPETS & INTERIORS CARPETS l VINYLS l LAMINATES l WOOD SISAL l COIR l BEDS l SOFAS A family run business established in 1977. Our reputation is built on solid recommendations. We care about our customers.

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

& 01928 788817

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ME ON HOC TI E E L SE ERVIoCught to S les br p me - sam your ho ates im e est e - Fre d advic an

If you are looking for ideas, style, innovation, quality, competitive prices, backed by an excellent reputation for over 30 years, then give us a call.

CURTAINS l BLINDS l WALLPAPER POLES l TRACKS & ACCESSORIES

Stockist of all major suppliers:

CROWSON l HARLEQUIN l WILMAN SANDERSON l PRESTIGIOUS Victoria Hall, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, WA6 7QH

& 01928 731508

THINKING OF BUYING A BED? Buy this 4‘ 6“ d ouble pocke t Assure sprung Rest d bed and ge t

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KINGSLEY

CARPETS & INTERIORS

Victoria Hall, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, WA6 7QH

& 01928 739444

www.kingsleycarpets.com

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100 people die in the work place every day from a sudden cardiac arrest Chances of survival if not revived within 10 minutes‌ 0% 60,000 people suffering a SCA outside of a hospital every year, survival rate‌ 2-3% Avoid being added to one of these statistics, arm your home or business with a defibrillator! For more information on how we can help you visit our website or give us a call on 07530 359043 or 07960 953187

www.regionalhealthequipment.co.uk

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CLOTH ING & RUGS

SALE YO UR L L A R O F AR , E W N G , R IDI Y E R D L ME RS SAD O R W & TS E N E M P L SUP E OF N G A R E A H UG FOO DS E T P & DI NG E D B S , FE ED DAYS 7 N P E O

Kingsley Mill, Mill Lane, Kingsley, Nr Frodsham, WA6 8JA

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Charming & Bespoke Cakes whatever the Occasion!

Now taking Christmas Cake orders including festive gluten free & dairy free cakes!! Pav's Cakes,

Frod"am, Cheshire.

Bespoke cakes with personality & great flavour WWW.PavsCakes.webs.com

Ph:07973983752 01928 731265

Many of you already know Paul Hughes of

Panda Blinds ltd

Vertical Roller Venetian

Pleated Wooden Roman

Conservatory Blinds Thousands of colours and fabrics to choose from.

I come to you … I measure ...I fit!

who until a few years ago worked for a well know national blinds company. Paul saw an opening to provide customers with a wide range of British made quality blinds at realistic competitive prices with a personal belief in a ‘top notch’ customer service.

For a free no pressure quote call Paul on

Tel: 01928 829152

Email: pandablinds@ntlworld.com

Support your local business. Keep it local.

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Christmas at the

White Lion Village Pub & Dining at Alvanley

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

The Perfect Place to CELEBR ATE Christmas Our Christmas Menu is now available and we’re now taking bookings call now to avoid disappointment on 01928 722 949

Christmas Fayre Menu

Christmas Day

If you fancy ducking out of the cooking and washing up why not book a table with us. We’ve got a sumptuous five course meal at £56 per person

We have a fabulous four course Christmas Fayre menu for you to enjoy at only £19 per person

If you’d like to view our menus please visit our website at www.whitelionalvanley.co.uk or pop in and pick one up. The pub will be decked out with boughs of holly in time for our first noel on 22nd November, so make a date with us now.

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White Lion Manley Road, Alvanley, Cheshire WA6 9DD Tel: 01928 722 949

White Lion Manley Road, Alvanley, Cheshire WA6 9DD Tel: 01928 722 949

White Lion Manley Road, Alvanley, Cheshire WA6 9DD Tel: 01928 722 949

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SPECIAL OFFER

SPECIAL OFFER

SPECIAL OFFER

Your total food bill

Your total food bill

on presentation of this voucher

on presentation of this voucher

Offer valid until 8th November 2013. Excludes Bank Holiday weekends. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Offer valid until 8th November 2013. Excludes Bank Holiday weekends.

Offer valid until 8th November 2013. Excludes Bank Holiday weekends.

25% OFF 25% OFF 25% OFF on presentation of this voucher

Your total food bill

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Gentle Exercise Class for over 55's Come along and exercise in a relaxed atmosphere with beautiful music. Can especially help sufferers of osteoporosis. Thursday mornings 11.00 - 12.00 First class free - usually £3.00 per class Phone Kate on 07792964329 for more details

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME! Former Dunham on the Hill Primary school Now Dunham Hill and Hapsford Community Centre Village Road Dunham on the Hill Frodsham WA6 0LX

Open Mon - Sat with late nights Wed & Thurs

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

Appointments not always necessary

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CHESTER INSURANCE SERVICES LIMITED INDEPENDENT ADVISERS

Let us save you

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These are some of the products we offer : -

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Chester Insurance Services Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority Register No. 479028 Company Reg. No. 06430685 Registered in England and Wales

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Niki, Andy, Carolyn and Les

The Wedding Room at Les Harris Jewellers This year sees the shop celebrating the future of Les Harris Jewellers as daughter Niki and Son in law Andrew are taking over running the family Jewellers. After 44 years in Frodsham, Les and Carolyn are looking to retire, however they will still be on hand with their lifetime of experience but will leave the day to day running of the shop to Niki and Andy. Growing up with a family all in the Jewellery trade it was an inevitable step for Niki. So after studying at University and an extensive 10 year sales background, she is thrilled to be taking over the family business. Andrew has left a career in the technical plastics sector and is embracing the new challenge of learning the trade and is eager to promote the business and ensure success continues for the next generations! There are exciting times ahead for Les Harris Jewellers starting with the new Wedding Room Showroom which was officially opened at end of September by Frodsham Mayoress, Sara Wakefield. Niki explained that they wanted to free up more space in the front showroom and open up the back room to show off the beautiful sandstone wall of the 350 year old cottage. There are further changes on the way as Sue Queeding who has been with the shop for 35 years is also retiring next month. She is a great asset to business and will be greatly missed, hopefully still helping out at busy periods though! Visit the Wedding Room and relax with a glass of bubbly whilst choosing your Wedding Rings, Jewellery and Bridal party gifts. A hidden gem when it comes to finding your perfect wedding jewellery. “We have a fabulous selection of plain, patterned and diamond set wedding bands in Gold, White Gold, Platinum, Palladium and Titanium. We also have an extensive collection of Pearls, Bridal Jewellery and even gifts for the Groom, Best Man and Ushers. Our vintage themed silver and marcasite jewellery is very popular. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, and helping you find just the right thing – call in for a chat or visit our website for a taste of some of the stunning designs of jewellery available”. 22

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The Wedding Room at Les Harris Jewellers is now open! Relax with a glass of bubbly in our new showroom whilst choosing the rings of your dreams.

90 Main St, Frodsham 01928 734223

www.lesharrisjewellers.co.uk

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Elegant Nails and Beauty By Caroline

…At Gary Jules salon, Elton

Introducing… Bespoke Brows By Elegant Nails And Beauty By Caroline Your 5 Step Treatment To Beautifully Defined Brows!!! Before

After

Brows are tinted, plucked, waxed, trimmed and then using a colour pallet gaps are then filled in to define your brows. The powder lasts on your brows for 24 hours! Compacts Are Available To Purchase With Your Colour To Keep The Look All Day, Every Day!!! Only £18.00 For Bespoke Brow Treatment

To Make An Appointment Call or Txt Caroline On 07734909855

Graham will be holding surgeries at Helsby Community Centre 4pm - 5pm on 11th October, 8th November and 13th December. To book please ring 01606 350 323 24

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CLASSES HERE NOW STARTING ON THURSDAY 17TH OCTOBER

BEGINNERS BOXERCISE CLASS

7.00pm at Frodsham Parish Hall, Church St, Frodsham

BOXERCISE also EVERY TUESDAY 7.00pm at Alvanley Village Hall

Suitable for all ages and abilities - ALL WELCOME! Contact Fiona on 07850 879597 or Email: feeboxercise@gmail.co.uk BOOKING ESSENTIAL, NUMBERS LIMITED!

WWW.BOXERCISE.CO.UK Boxercise is a registered trademark of Boxercise Ltd.

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Your local Private Hire Company Serving the community with a professional and reliable service. • Seats 1-­‐8 people • Airport Transfers • Race Days / Nights out • Corporate Accounts Fully Licensed, CRB checked, and insured. Pre-­‐bookings only Call Peter : 07803 125 338

Email: Peter@kingsleytravel.co.uk www.kingsleytravel.co.uk

Visit our website: www.swpelectrics.co.uk

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14th December 2013

TRIBUTE NIGHT Price Per Person

£40.00

IT MUST BE christmas WITH LUNCHES LIKE THIS

Celebrate at Frodsham Golf Club CLUB FUNCTION ROOM IDEAL VENUE FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS

2 courses for £9.95

Christmas Parties Birthday Parties Christenings Weddings

New Years Eve Extravaganza

The function room can hold up to 110 people and has a dance floor

Champagne reception 4 Course Gala Dinner Complimentary bar Live band

£65.00 per person Fre e (wit Taxi H h in 6

Buffet’s from £7.95 2 Course Meal from £9.95 3 Course Meal From £12.95

www.frodshamgolf.co.uk

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Bookings now taken 01928 732 159

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Simply Hitched Modern meets Vintage Bespoke Weddings for Brides on a Budget

YOUR MEMORIES VIDEO TRANSFER VHS, 8mm, Hi 8, Digital Video edited and transferred to DVD Do your treasured tapes contain any of these ...

Creating an atmosphere of nostalgia & romance New & Used Wedding Gowns, Bridesmaids Dresses, Page Boy and Groom outfits, Mother of the Bride. Jewellery, hats, shoes, bags, bouquets, invitations, favours, gifts and more .... Also ~ Wedding Planning, Car Hire, Wedding Cakes, Mail Box & Wishing Well hire...

Spend over £20 on one item in the shop and get 10% discount Tudor Building, Lady Heyes Craft Centre, 07779908148 Kingsley Rd, Frodsham WA6 6SU www.simplyhitched.co.uk

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Out of focus shots? Unwanted shots? Forgot to switch camera off?

We can remove them and make a DVD you will be proud to show to family and friends Let us show you how your tapes can be transformed

Tel: 01928 735852 / 07889 310699 Email: fairs@peartree7.freeserve.co.uk Website: www.yourmemries.co.uk

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THE DUNHAM ARMS Chester Road, Dunham Hill 01928 723942

2 Main Meals for £10 12.00 - 5.00pm Mon - Fri

Fish Friday Free pint of beer or glass of wine with any fish main course

Manager Richard, Head Chef Shaun and their team welcome you to The Dunham Arms in Dunham Hill.

Fridays from 5pm

Sunday Lunch

2 for 1 Grills Monday night from 5pm

Put your feet up on Sunday and let us do the rest! Choice of roasts £8.25 or add a desert for for £6.95 £10.25 All day Sunday Wednesday Night from 5pm

Curry & a Drink

Christmas Bookings NOW being taken Christmas Fayre Menu 2 Courses £11.99 3 Courses £13.99

25% off

your Total Food Bill with this voucher

Valid throughout October 2013

Can not be used with any other offer.

Separate areas available for private group functions Christenings, Funerals, Birthday Parties etc

25% off

your Total Food Bill with this voucher

Valid throughout October 2013

Can not be used with any other offer.

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Speech therapy for all ages Clinic in Frodsham with excellent parking facilities Helpful for children with difficulty or delay in: • understanding • speaking well or clearly • speech sound difficulties including “r”, “th” or lisps • stammering/stuttering • social communication • attention/APD • confidence with speech • Also available-­‐regular services for Schools and Nurseries Website : www.chspeech.co.uk Email : carole@chspeech.co.uk Mobile : 07962 07907 073432 265693

CONTRACT

• 30 Year Experience • Perfect Colour Matching • All Major & Minor Work Undertaken

• Quality Plastic Bumper Repairs • Courtesy Cars Available • Collection & Delivery • Oven Bake Finish for All Vehicle repairs

Meeting House Lane, Kingsley, WA6 6TP

ELTON & HELSBY

COURIER SERVICES

COMPETITIVE AIRPORT PRICES — RING FOR A QUOTE MINIBUS SEATS 8 No call out charges. No fare increase before 11.30pm. Minimal extra charge after midnight.

LET US DRIVE YOU TO DRINK AND HOME AGAIN

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Come along & try... Next 2 Learn to Nordic Walk courses start Sunday the 13th October in Delamere Forest 9am. Sunday the17th November in Delamere Forest 9am Ultimate Nordic Circuits Ski Fit starts Sunday the 3rd November in Castle Park Frodsham 3pm.

The workout workout that that tones the whole The tones the whole body! body •• •• •• ••

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Burns 46% more calories than than ordinary ordinary Burns 46% more calories walking walking your energy energy levels levels Increases Increases your

Early morning Networking Nordic Walk for business men and woman to be held every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, from Eddisbury Square Frodsham, 6.45am till 8am. Monday the 14th October Monday the 28th October Monday the 11th November Nordic Wellbeing Walks Idea for those with concerns about distance or pace. Held in Castle Park Monday11.30am and Wed 9.30am

up and and lose loseweight weight Tone Tone up

Booking required for all sessions

on the the knees knee and Easy Easy on and joints joints

shoulder and and back back Great Great for for neck, neck, shoulder problems problems

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Walks in Helsby, Frodsham, Delamere Forest, Moore Nature Reserve, and Runcorn. Call for more details on

07803037332

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CB Tiling A specialist in Natural Stone, Porcelain and Ceramic Tiling along with Wooden, Engineered and Laminate Flooring.

All Natural Stone, Porcelain & Ceramic Wall & Floor Tiles: Travertine Marble Slate Limestone Percelain Ceramic Re-grout and Cleaning Service Available

Wooden Effect Flooring: Rustic Oak Bamboo Parquet Engineered Floors Laminate

Complete bathrooms installed 6 years experience as a tiler based in Frodsham.

All work fully insured, No job to small, Call Chris for a fast and friendly quote

Telephone: 01928 731741 Mobile: 07743825118 Web: www.cburgesstiling.co.uk Email: info@cburgesstiling.co.uk

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

Christmas Appointments now being taken! Save the date .... Tuesday 26th November

Christmas Evening Great offers on gifts, products, gift sets and treatments

Serenity for Beauty OCTOBER OFFERS Gel Overlay File and Polish Spray Tan £35

Half leg Wax Underarm Wax Bikini Wax Eyebrow Shape £30

Bio French Overlays Buy 3 for £60 * T’s &C’s apply * Not to be used during December

Buy 3 Spray Tans and receive a free prep and maintain kit

See our Twitter and facebook for other offers

Gift Vouchers available

Treatments Waxing ~ Spray Tanning ~ Gel Nails / Nail Extensions ~ Eyelash Extensions

~ Non Surgical Face Lifts ~ Make up ~ Body Treatments

Microdermabrasion ~ Eye Treatments ~ Threading ~ Facials ~ Pedicures ~ Body Wraps

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As the weather turns cooler Blakemere Village is preparing to warm those chilly days with autumn fun for the whole family. Blakemere’s annual Scarecrow Trail from Saturday October 19, to Thursday October 31, this year will be bigger and better than ever with dozens of colourful characters to spot and fantastic prizes to be won. Scarecrows will be created by the many shops and attractions at Blakemere and visitors are invited to come along and discover each one. The trail will wind around Blakemere and along the A49 into Tarporley, stopping at other top Cheshire attractions along the way. This year’s theme at Blakemere is classic children’s literature and each scarecrow will

WINTER WARMERS .... The very latest innovation for anti ageing. Light therapy and ultrasound facial. The most talked about treatment this year £35 (rrp £45) St Tropez spray tans £15 throughout October and November (one coat)

be dressed as a much-loved character from the world of books. There will also be a range of exciting pop-up events happening daily on site for all to enjoy. The Blakemere Book Swap will be open daily in the red telephone box. Bring your old books along, pop in the box and swap them for a preloved new one. Children’s author Geoff Bennett will also be dropping in for storytelling where families can be transported into another world with his beautiful stories. Blakemere’s fantastic range of shopping, relaxation and fun activities will of course be on offer throughout including fashion, gifts, children’s clothing and toys, vintage inspired homeware and unique furniture sourced from around the globe. You will also find Cheshire Falconry, a children’s play barn, hair and beauty and much more.

Hot Stone Massage Sheer indulgence - Back, neck and shoulders ... only £25

Tone up and lose those inches for Christmas - Toning Tables and Body Action Vibration Plate... Both for £30 per month Shellac fingers and toes.. £30

Join us on facebook & twitter and visit our new website for all of our latest offers www.slimntrimfrodsham.com

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Tastes so good... ROAST SEA BASS WITH A LEMON & GARLIC CRUST

Perfect for a simple lunch or a dinner party with friends, this main course is an easy crowd pleaser, looks great on the plate and is a wonderful dish to serve with vegetables or salad alike. Equipment: Small processor or mortar and pestle Ingredients :

Oven: Gas Mark 5, 190째c

4 skinned fillets sea bass, washed under running water 3 unwaxed lemons 4 cloves garlic Small bunch of washed fresh parsley 25g butter 30g wholemeal bread 50ml extra virgin olive oil Salt & pepper

Method: Brush undersides with olive oil and season fish all over with salt and pepper. Zest one of the lemons and squeeze juice. Wedge the other lemon for garnish. Whizz garlic with lemon juice and zest. Once no more large pieces can be seen, add the parsley, bread and butter to the processor.

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Quite quickly you should produce a moist and very tasty breadcrumb mixture. Press this mixture firmly onto the upper side of the fillets. Roast for approximately 20 minutes, or until the crust is brown. Serve with whatever takes your fancy!

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County Oil Group Ltd

Runcorn - Liverpool

Suppliers of Quality Heating Oil

Your local, reliable, independent, heating oil supplier … Call us now on

01928 718000 www.county-oil.co.uk

19 High St Frodsham

SALES & LETTINGS

Tel: 01928 731410

New Hair for Xmas? Call in for free consultation Ladies, Gents & Children welcome

Opening Times MONDAY................. TUESDAY................ WEDNESDAY.......... THURSDAY............. FRIDAY.................... SATURDAY..............

9.30am - 3pm 9.30am - 4pm 9.30am - 5pm 9.30am - 3pm 9.30am - 6pm 9.30am - 4pm

Gift Vouchers are available

DO YOU HAVE A PROPERTY TO LET OR SELL?

ARE YOU... Looking to save on agency fees?

DO YOU... Want Want suits Want

to be in control of viewings? a flexible package that really your needs? full exposure on Rightmove?

We can offer all of this for a one-off fee of £99 for Lettings and £295 for Sales Fully managed packages available

With over 12 years local experience

Contact us for more details -

bizzibeelettings.com or call 01928 714211 / 07901 557300

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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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• Conversions

• Footpath diversions

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Your project progressed promptly

 One point of contact  Information on costs up front

Problems with nail cutting, verrucae, callous, corns or in-­‐growing toenails?

Put your feet first For all your foot healthcare needs in the comfort of your own home: Carol Wilkinson MCFHP MAFHP Foot Healthcare Professional

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Opening hours Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Special Offer (frozen) Bulk Quantities

10% %off OFF 10

new amazing products Special Offer (frozen)

Forresters have teamed up with a national new amazingwho products food manufacturer supplies the major Forresters have up with national supermarkets. Weteamed now offer theiratop quality food manufacturer who supplies the chicken over-runs. These are premiummajor quality supermarkets. We nowcooked offer their top quality whole muscle/reformed chicken chicken at over-runs. are premium quality products Low LowThese prices. whole muscle/reformed cooked chicken products at Low Low prices.

Sunday only* or

Receive a FREE pack of our new Delamere range Mon - Sat when you spend £10.00

Eg: 10kg...Breaded ChickenMini Fillets …............£22 10kg... TempuraMini (battered) Fillets .... £22 10kg...Garlic Chicken Kievs …………..............£22 10kg... Lemon & Pepper Mini Fillets ......... £22 10kg...Southern Breast Fillets...£22 10kg ... BreadedFried SteaksChicken .............................. £22 10kg...Breaded Chicken Goujons…………......£22 10kg ... Salt & Pepper Fillet ....................... £22 SMALLER QUANTITIES All of above in 1kg packs for £3 each. All offers are subject to availability. All offers are subject to availability.

During October 2013* TT September 2013 H-H October 2013

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FAcToRy FARM Shop Our factory farm shop sells cooked and raw chicken to the public at wholesale prices.

Follow us on Twitter @Forresters_shop

Open 7 DAyS A week

We are posting our special offers - as theyy become be available.

Telephone: 01928 789217 Email: shop@forresterschicken.co.uk Find us at: Mill Lane, Kingsley, Cheshire WA6 8HY @Forresters_shop

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PROPERTY MAINTENANCE KITCHEN & BATHROOM INSTALLATIONS OR ALTERATIONS PLUMBING & ELECTRICS TILING & FLOORING FENCING, FLAGGING & DECKING LOCAL CRAFTSMAN WITH EXCELLENT FOLLOW UP SERVICE, CLEAN, TIDY AND FRIENDLY SERVICE, ALL WASTE REMOVED.

SIMON KEATING, HOLLY COURT HELSBY

TEL: 01928 724828 MOBILE: 07782524397

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Bathroom Gas & Bathroom Plumbing Design Design &Specialists Installation & Installation Central Heating design, -- Complete design, - Complete planning design, planning installation &&service upgrade Worce & installation installation service ster - Power flushing & water treatment - Bathroom makeover - part & full - Bathroom makeover - part & full Bosch boilers - Landlord gas safety certificates sutoilets, - Breakdown repairs (pipes, leaks, toilets, - Breakdown radiators) repairs (pipes, leaks, radiators) p p l ied & - Servicing of Gas central heating & appliances fitted -- Plumbing, Tiling, Plastering, - Plumbing, Tiling, Plastering, Carpentry Breakdown repairs (boilers, Carpentry radiators, pipes, leaks) from ÂŁ 1595 -- Underfloor - Underfloor heating Underfloor heating heating

ARK (Facility & Property) Services Ltd LPG/Natural Gas qualified & Gas Safe registered engineers FREE estimates & advice | 24 hour call out | No job too small Telephone: 01928 730292 | 07825 916643 | 07838 380748

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Rescue My Fence! Based In Helsby

Rotten posts & panels replaced Collapsed fencing re-erected Post re-alignment or replacement Panels treated and stained Complete fencing installations

Fence & Deck We install wood and concrete fencing products to the highest standard, from a single panel to complete garden or courtyard enclosures. To arrange a free visit & quotation, call

01928 739397 or Steve on 07843 129510 Dean on 07413 030591

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Established at Lady HeyesWeekend Craft Centre Kingsley Rd, Frodsham & evening appointments Since 2004 available Now Taking Bookings for Sewing Lessons.... Dress Makers Pop in anytime between 11am-3pm Dress Makers Tues, Wed & Thurs From complete beginners to intermediate Clothing alterations ● Bridal ● Curtains & Blinds times, including weekend & or even ifOther you have a sewing machine and have no ideaevenings what to by do appointment with it, there’s Clothing alterations ● Bridal ● Curtains & Blinds Weekend & evening appointments available

Elizabeth Arnold Elizabeth Arnold

something for everyone.

Professional, Individual, Personal Service with over 28 years experience

Private changing room Lots of FREE easy parking ● Bridal, Prom, Gents, Ladies & Children’s alterations ● Curtains & Blinds made from customers own fabrics ● Soft furnishings ● Conservatory suites recovered ● Customising of clothes ● Patterns available or bring own

● Christening gowns made from Wedding dresses

Pop in anytime between 11am-3pm Tues, Wed & Thurs Other times, including weekend & evenings by appointment

The basics... Learn how to start from the beginning and getting to know your sewing machine. Learn how to make a skirt in an afternoon Turn old unwanted/damaged clothes into new garments in just a few hours or A 5 week Gift Making Course learning how to make beautiful gifts that you wont want to give away from scraps of fabric and old clothes lying about your home Come and join in, meet new people enjoy a chat in an intimate, friendly sociable environment complete with refreshments

Spaces are limited so call early to book your place on one of these exciting new courses

For more information and to book Call Dawn on 07968 302884 Coming soon.... Sewing lessons in the comfort of your own home with your own family and friends - call for details.

For appointments or to book sewing lessons call: 07968 302884 elizabetharnolddressmakers@hotmail.co.uk

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Local Businesses join together under one roof .... Welcome to the NEW interior design showroom in Frodsham. Rodgers Carpets has been based in Frodsham for over 20 years in a premier position in Main Street. Carol and Tony, the proprietors have successfully provided an excellent service to their customers for over 40 years, customers come back year after year because they know they will be treated to a first class service. Business had been built upon expert advice and superb customer service and that shows in the numerous recommendations and referrals.

and of course carpets and your huge range of rugs”. That’s how the joint venture began… Several weeks later after a lot of hard work the upstairs showroom was transformed providing an abundance of fabrics, including upholstery and re-upholstery, blinds such as rollers, roman, shutters and wooden blinds with carpets and rugs to enhance any design. Each area has a theme with room sets and mood boards to give an idea of how you can put a room together or enhance what you already have.

In the current trend of encouraging people to shop local, Carol and Tony decided to form a partnership with other well known established businesses to provide an expanded range of home furnishings. Chris Blythe from CB Interiors, a very successful business, trading for over 30 years approached Carol and Tony several weeks ago with the idea “how would you like to join forces and give our local customers a one stop shop with FREE advice advertise call: 01928fabric 727 165 or email: helsbytohand@btinternet.com including wallpapers, 44 ideas forTo paints,


Chris has worked with an abundance of clients including well known premier footballers and high profile clients but because her service is FREE (no catch - no hidden costs) anyone can have the chance to experience a selective interior design service in their own home. Chris will come to visit you with a mobile showroom with over 10,000 samples of fabrics and carpets. Carol said “We would like our customers to come and look around our fabulous first floor showroom with our very own Interior Designer on board, trusting us on price, service and reliability. We aim to please and provide a first class service and we believe that Chris who has been featured many times in Cheshire Life and works with BBC Radio Manchester, can only enhance what Tony and I have worked so hard to do and that is to provide the ultimate service to our customers encouraging people to shop local”. Since the first floor showroom opened it’s doors, Carol and Tony have received fantastic feedback and support from local people which they are thrilled about. Recently Chris approached Earthborn, a paint company based in Frodsham that was founded in 2001 by John Dison as a small, independent brand committed to providing an eco alternative to conventional paints. The paints are now becoming widely known not just for their environmental credentials but for their high quality and stunning appearance too. Now available at Rodgers Carpets and Flooring, including tester pots. Rodgers Carpets supply most brands of carpets, (many of which you won’t get else where in this area), rugs, vinyls and solid floors including real & engineered wood from top manufacturers such as Karndean, Amtico and Quickstep Laminates. They have superb buying power which allows their prices to be highly competitive and have expert in-house fitters. There will be offers during the forthcoming months and in particular in the November issue of Helsby To Hand which will have details of our Christmas offers……. call in and see, there may even be a coffee waiting for you!

104 Main Street, Frodsham, Cheshire. Call: 01928 734545 E: info@rodgerscarpets.co.uk www.rodgerscarpets.co.uk Chris Blythe: 0771 8446597

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There is no need to replace your bathroom...

THE BATHROOM RESTORERS Let us restore your bathroom. Let us make it brand new & save your money! If in your bathroom: Silicone seal is mouldy… Grout is discoloured and mouldy… Bathroom gets dirty with limescale… Tiles are loose...

We can offer! Highest quality for affordable price No more mould in your bathroom

BEFORE

Shower leaks… Give us a call on 0151 244 5418 Bath restoration packages start from

£100

Shower restoration packages start

£150

Our Services

What we can install?

Silicone Replacement

Shower Trays / Cubicles

Grout Renewal

Baths / Bath Screens

Locating / Fixing Leaks

Bath Panels

Chemical Grout Clean

Vanity Units

Pipework Boxing

Wet Walls

Fixing / Replacing Broken or Loose Tiles, Tiling

Blinds, Bath /Shower Accessories

AFTER

Contact us now!

Find us on Facebook

Why choose us? We are professional team with a number of years of experience. Every job gets a guarantee as we use only the highest quality materials. Our team is happy to work with both domestic and industrial clients. No more leaks, cracked grout or mouldy silicone. Treat yourself to a perfect bathroom!

Tel: 0151 244 5418

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S FP

Frodsham Plastering Services

No job too small!

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Professional, Friendly, Reliable Service

“ Lee plastered our hall, landing and bedroom over the summer. He did an excellent job, was punctual and tidy. We were really pleased with his work and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.” Mat Vaughan, Helsby

All types of plastering work undertaken: Internal Damage Repair, Ceilings Re-plastered, Skimming, Dry Lining, Rendering

High Quality Finish & Extremely Tidy

Based in Frodsham Call for a free quote! 14 Church Street WA6 6QL

01928 529 293 or 07814 382 487

www.frodshamplasteringservices.co.uk Plant of the Month Originating in South Africa, these bold and striking plants have become extremely popular in recent years, entering into a modern garden setting with as much ease as they do a traditional mixed border.

AGAPANTHUS

Often known as African Lilies, they are tall and statuesque but despite their high maintenance appearance, actually require little upkeep, and with a little bit of TLC will survive a British Winter outdoors. They are drought tolerant and a good choice for coastal areas, coping well with wind and salty air. Their flowers will peak during July and August and whether or not they are grown in pots or in beds, always make sure they are mulched during winter.

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THE FRODSHAM TYRE CO. LTD

UNIT 1 THE FRODSHAM BUSINESS CENTRE, BRIDGE LANE, FRODSHAM, CHESHIRE, WA6 7HN

01928 733831

SPECIAL OFFER!

OCTOBER ONLY! FULL SERVICE £140.00** & MOT FIXED PRICE

FULL SERVICING

FOR MOST MAKES AND MODELS. FULLY INCLUSIVE **

COLLECTION & DELIVERY FREE OF CHARGE *

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Excludes platinum plugs, please phone for details

£105.00*

£40.00 ** Terms & Conditions apply

TO GET ACCESS TO ANY OF THESE OCTOBER OFFERS, PLEASE BRING ALONG TO THE DEPOT YOUR COPY OF THIS MAGAZINE

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Diy Di iy f iy fo for or beginners or beg be egi gin gin inn nner ers rs rs Repair that break! A slip of the hand can easily knock a lovely mug over but if it breaks cleanly into a few pieces you can often repair it. With a porous pottery item a two part epoxy glue is the way to go. Make sure the joint is clean, and pop the item onto newspaper. Use a nail to dab a little onto one of the joints. Bring both pieces together, wipe the excess with acetone and stand for 24 hours.

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MAN AND VAN FAST AND FRIENDLY LOCAL SERVICE ALL TYPES OF CLEARANCES UNDERTAKEN:

HOUSE GARAGE GARDEN RUBBISH REMOVAL SCRAP METAL COLLECTION REMOVALS SERVICE SINGLE ITEMS ANY DISTANCE UNWANTED ITEMS COLLECTED

ALSO POWER WASHING SERVICE AVAILABLE:

DRIVEWAYS, GARDEN FURNITURE etc.

Revive your exterior!

TEL: BEN HIRST FRODSHAM: 01928 734051 or MOBILE: 07701065770

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Call us today on 01928 733437 or email us at info@woodhouseltd.co.uk

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martin LEWIS eBay

The ubiquitous giant online auction site eBay may seem a relatively simple beast. Yet beneath the shiny shop front there are a host of hidden secrets enabling you to pay less. It all stems from the fact eBay’s a mammoth marketplace with millions of goods and hordes of buyers competing for the same items. It’s all too easy to get sucked into bidding wars, with your finger quivering on the mouse, and then just overpaying at the last minute. Yet a host of hidden tools and websites allow you to hone in on hidden uber-deals overlooked by rival bidders. Here are my top eBay buyer’s tricks… Exploit speiling mistakes Typos and eeroars on eBay are incredibubbly common. Of course, that meanz fewer people searching for things, so the prices you get are rocc bottom. A host of mistake spotters, such as www.fatfingers.co.uk, www.goofbid.com and www.bargainchecker.com trawl eBay for all possible spelling mishtake combinations which have lower prices. While we’re on it, if you’re selling remember to use spell check. Find collection only bargains near you

Results can be powerful, such as this from my site user Jen_Jen1985: “Had been looking for a double buggy, but most ended up selling for around £40. I found one via the Local Deals tool and ended up winning it for £1.24!” Bag no-bid 99p items Often sellers start auctions at 99p or less, hoping a tug of war will break out between buyers. Many items go unspotted and stay at these super-low prices. It’s possible to scour eBay just for these with 99p spotter www.lastminute-auction.com. Double-check delivery charges, as some sellers hope to recoup costs by charging little extra. Though eBay has now set maximum delivery charges for many categories. Do you need it? Before I go to much further with this, just a quick word of warning about not getting carried away with bargains. It’s worth following my money mantra before you spend cash. If you’re skint, first ask yourself “Do I need it?, Can I afford it? Have I checked whether it’s available cheaper elsewhere?!” If the answer to any of those is no, don’t buy it.

From designer sofas to skis and scooters, sellers often Buy stolen goods on the cheap specify items are ‘collection only’. This means fewer Well, nearly, but great headline, you must admit. This competing bidders and serious local bargains. one isn’t actually eBay, but is worth checking - it’s You can’t yet search for this on eBay, but if you go to legal via police auction site my eBay Local Deals Mapper tool www.bumblebeeauctions.co.uk. Forces in England www.moneysavingexpert.com/localebay it finds these and Wales use this eBay-style site to sell lost property bargains for you and maps how close they are. or goods seized from criminals when they can’t find There’s also an Android and iPhone app version. the rightful owner.

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It’s cracking for bicycles, among other things—for example a high-spec Specialized bike went for £50 (similar ones were £200 on eBay). Most larger items needs to be collected in person from local nicks. Some smaller items can be delivered, though check postage prices before buying.

Never assume it’s a bargain until you’ve checked prices elsewhere first. Use shopbots (shopping robots), that whizz to scores of internet retailers to find the cheapest price. My MegaShopBot.com tool auto-searches the best of these for each category.

Find auctions closing in the dead of night

Reclaim 14 years of lost music

Don’t assume it’s cheapest because it’s on eBay

Listings that finish at anti-social times often get fewer bids (a warning for sellers there too). Pick a time slot and a www.baycrazy.com’s Night Time Bargain Searcher cruises for these vampiric bargains.

Buy CDs/vinyl from Amazon and its Auto rip services mean you can not get the MP3s for nothing. Yet did you know this works for anything bought since 1999? So you can recover years worth of music from CDs you If you don’t fancy burning the midnight oil, combine may have lost or damaged. To check for lost music, this trick with auto-bidding tools below, which can bid just log on to Amazon.co.uk’s Cloud Player to see what on your behalf while you’re deep in the land of nod. music’s in there - you can then stream or download it. In 10 minutes, one member of my team found 150 Build Amazon 75% bargain basements albums going back 13 years. Of course, eBay isn’t the only fruit. Amazon’s range and selection is huge, and therefore it is impossible for everyone to see everything. Yet there’s a trick you Free translation Andriod app for 50 languages can use to manipulate its URLs (web addresses) to There’s a handy trick to turn an Android smartphone build section pages organised purely by the biggest into translator for free. Just download Google discounts, for example, beauty discounted by more Translate from the Google Play store. Do this in the UK than 75% or TVs by 25%. before you go, and you won’t need data to use it You can do this by carefully reconstructing its links with a bit of savvy. Easier, I’ve built a tool that does it for you—just go to www.moneysavingexpert.com/ amazon, put in what you’re looking for and how big a discount you want and it builds the page instantly. Be an eBay sniper… Spotted something you want to buy on eBay? Bid too early and rival buyers bid back, forcing the price upwards. Sniping tools auto-bid for you in the last 10 seconds to seal cheaper deals. Top free auction snipers include Goofbid.com and www.gixen.com. A word of warning though - you need to give sniping sites your eBay password for them to work, which is a security concern. If you do sign up, never use the same password for eBay as you do for other accounts such as banks or email.

overseas. There are 50 languages to choose from, including French, Spanish, Greek and Thai.

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HILLSIDE GARDEN & TREE

BB Construction BRICKWORK SPECIALIST

LOCAL FULLY INSURED TREE & GARDEN MAINTENANCE BUSINESS TREE FELLING HEDGE CUTTING / PRUNING

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CALL JIM GEMMELL FOR A NO OBLIGATION QUOTE

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APPLEGATE & CO. ACCOUNTANTS LTD SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST ACCOUNTANTS

Are you a business looking for some great advice?

Then Applegate & Co. Accountants Ltd can help...

Our wide range of services include: Limited Company Accounts, Tax Return, Bookkeeping, Capital Gains Tax, Corporation Tax, Management Accounting, Payroll & VAT “It’s easy to get behind with the accounts when you run your own business. Applegate & Co. prepare my monthly accounts, act as credit control, chase my debts and look after my VAT returns and they always do it with a smile.” Helsby to Hand.

For a no obligation consultation, call us today on: FREE consultation for new business

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Now is the time to give your roof a health check. Prevention is far better than a cure..... and a lot cheaper!

Our FREE Inspection covers: ● Tiling/Slating/Ridge Tiles ● Loose or Missing Tiles ● Mortar & Pointing ● Leading/Flashing ● Guttering ● Chimneys ● Flat or Pitch Roofs ● New Roofs ● Repairs ● Flat Roofs ● Tiling ● Slating ● Chimney Rebuilds ● Repointing & Lead work

Tel: 01928 727706 or 07801 061 532 Cambridge Gardens, Helsby, Frodsham, WA6 9LW Check out our website for customer testimonials:

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ANDY’S GARDEN CARE GARDEN CARE JET WASHING ● ● ● ● ●

Garden tidying ● Patios Jungle clearance ● Driveways etc. Lawn mowing REMOVAL/ Hedge trimming TRANSPORT JOBS Tree felling and UNDERTAKEN removal ● Fencing Telephone: ● All rubbish removed 01244 376201 ● Fully insured. Mobile: ● Free quotations. 07427630210 ● Friendly reliable staff.

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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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4, 6 and 8 Seater Vehicles Airport Transfers No “Out of hours” surcharge Contracts Undertaken

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Unique Design B AT H R O O M & K I T C H E N S P E C I A L I S T S

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THE COMPLETE DESIGN AND INSTALLATION SERVICE FOR YOUR DREAM BATHROOM AND KITCHEN • All building work undertaken • All electrical and plumbing work • Floor and wall tiling FREE DESIGN AND PLANNING SERVICE

Call us today: 01928 733636

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Olanda House, Belvedere Close, Frodsham, WA6 7PJ

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Contact us: Paul D Clarke FPC, Unit 18 Barrowmore Enterprise Estate, Barnhouse Lane, Great Barrow, Chester, CH3 7JS Email: pauldclarkefpc@talktalk.net

Openwork Limited offers insurance and investment advice on products from a limited number of product providers and advice on mortgages representative of the whole market.

A. Worrall & Sons 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 FRIENDLY RELIABLE SERVICE

CONTACT JOHN YOUR LOCAL ODD JOB MAN 0780 3927679 01928 715782

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Fencing and Paving

Paths, Patios and Driveways Fencing, Gates & Decking For free estimates or advice call Antony or Ben on: 01928 724575 or 07787 124 057

39, Talbot Road, Dunham on the Hill, WA6 0JW

Established since 1986

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Established 1988

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 Business Address: 55 Mottram Road, Hyde SK14 2NN Tel: 0161 367 9053 Mobile: 07831 562034 Visit our online brochure: www.bainesmemorials.co.uk Member of the National Email: Association of Memorial Masons Bramm Registered info@bainesmemorials.co.uk

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Established since 1978

J. SAWYER, 10 Station Avenue, Helsby, FRODSHAM, Cheshire. WA6 0AG

Tel:- 01928 725104

ROOF CONVERSIONS ROOFING REPAIRS STORM DAMAGE NEW ROOFS, SLATES & TILES FLAT ROOFS USING HIGH QUALITY FELT POINTING AND LOWERING CHIMNEY STACKS NEW VALLEYS AND LEAD WORK NEW UPVC PLASTIC FASCIAS PLASTIC CLADDING NEW GUTTERING POWER WASH & CLEANING OUT GUTTERS POWER WASH & MOSS REMOVAL

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The Oaklands Hotel

The Oaklands Hotel with it’s beautiful Restaurant and Willow Suite Function room is a perfect venue for any private function ~ Christenings, Birthday Parties, Weddings, Anniversaries and provides a tranquil setting for funeral gatherings. ♥ One of Cheshire’s most A Brides dream becomes reality at popular Wedding The Oaklands Hotel destinations, set in 6 acres of landscaped gardens with luscious green lawns. ♥ Catering for parties of up to 150 for formal dining and 300 for a buffet. For smaller gatherings we have smaller rooms available for formal dining for 20 people upwards or you can enjoy a VIP area in the bar and lounge with food ♡ starting from £5 - £15 pp. head.

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Sunday Carvery - join us for our fabulous Sunday Carvery 12 noon - 8pm. Only £8.50 main, starters and desserts £4.95.

Live Bands Every Friday Night at The Oaklands... Relax in our sumptuous leather couches and enjoy a variety of popular bands with our more mature, sophisticated clientele. A complimentary buffet is served between 7.30 and 8.30pm prior to the band. Free VIP areas can be reserved for groups.

www.oaklandshotel.net or RING 01606 853249 Millington Lane, Gorstage, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 2SU

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Pet’s Corner - Gerbils gerbils Perhaps a better alternative to hamsters, Gerbils make good little pets for slightly older children and because they’re not nocturnal you won’t be bothered so much by noises in the night. They do, however nibble constantly and like to shred things for bedding. Their inquisitive and active personalities mean that they’re not as ideal for much younger owners as they very much enjoy human company but need a bit of control, especially as they like to tunnel! Note that tunnel systems designed for hamsters won’t suit gerbils as they like to create them themselves. They are super pets as they rarely bite unless they are stressed or provoked and enjoy being played with. Gerbils are typically between 6 and 12 inches long including their tails which actually make up almost half of their total length. Indeed they also produce very little odour which also renders them great for a household pet.

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COMPLETE SECURITY SERVICE

WINDOW CLEANING Interior & exterior INCLUDING FRAMEWORK

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Domestic & Commercial Intruder Alarms installed to PD6662 STANDARD

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Specialist in monitored systems City & Guilds qualified staff 24hour emergency service Award winning company

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FULLY INSURED Ring Chris on: 07783379235 01928 726033 or 07783379235

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CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS FREE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION For all your accountancy needs AGP provide a full range of services for all business types and sizes. Our services include:

Contact us at Sycamore House Sutton Quays Business Park Sutton Weaver Runcorn Cheshire WA7 3EH

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Tel: 01928 707370 www.agp-accountants.co.uk email: enquiries@agp-accountants.co.uk Offices also at Warrington and Chester

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Natural stone patios • Cobblestone edging and paths Hardwood, softwood & composite decks Raised planters • Planting and lawn laying Proprietor: Duncan Gough (Higher Diploma in Garden Design) 35, Bridgewater Grange, Preston Brook, Cheshire. www.wowgardendesign.co.uk

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STEVEN BISHOP 174755

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PAINTER & DECORATOR INTERNAL & EXTERNAL • Experienced Team of Plumbers

Central Heating Services:

TEL: 01928 731833 MOB: 07960 214260

• Full Central Heating Systems • Replacement / Servicing Boilers • Condensing Boiler / Combi Swops

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LPG Gas Installations Cookers & Hobs Fitted Appliances Serviced Gas Fires - Fitted / Serviced Supply Only or Supply & Install DIY Requirements

Complete Bathrooms Bathroom Suites - supply only Or supplied and fitted, including: Electrics / Plastering / Tiling We’ll take care of everything! For all your plumbing requirements call:

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ŠKODA Rapid 1.6 TDI Elegance By Tim Barnes-Clay, Motoring Writer

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THIS MOTOR is more budget than bling; but that in itself is no problem. The new hatchback from ŠKODA has space for five-up and, in 1.6 TDI guise, can extract up to 64.2mpg out of a tank. Also, with emissions of just 114g/km, the car is cost-effective to run as a company vehicle. When it comes to thrills and spills the ŠKODA Rapid isn’t really quite as speedy as its name suggests. The oil-burner under the bonnet of the Czech-made motor powers it from rest to 62mph in 10.6 seconds and upwards to 118mph. It’s fairly slow going, and with only five gears it’s annoyingly easy to crunch the gearstick up into a non-existent sixth cog. As well as the less than prompt performance the Rapid feels skittish at motorway speeds and the steering is too light to inspire confidence. The plastic trim is disappointing compared with, say, the more executivefocused ŠKODA Superb but, in its favour the flagship ‘Elegance’ grade, on test here, does come stacked with kit. Key features include cruise control; electrically heated door mirrors, multi-function steering wheel controls, Bluetooth and air conditioning. It’s easy to get comfortable behind the wheel

too; the height adjustable seating and adaptable reach/rake steering column makes this possible. If you opt for the Elegance model you’ll also benefit from 16-inch alloys, cornering front fog lamps, rear electric windows, and chrome interior detailing. But no matter which variant of the Rapid you drive, you’ll find access to the boot easy and the load space square and practical in this, the seventh car in ŠKODA’s award-winning range. Crucially, With Benefit in Kind (BIK) ratings from only 14 percent, the ŠKODA Rapid is expected to provide a shot in the arm to the brand’s rapidly growing fleet sales. On-theroad pricing starts from £12,900 for the Rapid 1.2-litre 75PS in entry level S trim, rising to £17,850 for the Rapid 1.6 TDI CR 105PS in flagship Elegance spec.

FAST FACTS  Max speed: 118 mph  0-62 mph: 10.6 secs  Combined mpg: 64.2  Engine: 1568 cc 16 value 4 cylinder turbo diesel

Max. power (bhp): 103 at 4400 rpm

Max. torque (lb/ft): 184 at 1500-2500 rpm

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CO2: 114 g/km

PROS ‘N’ CONS Economical √ Stacked with kit √ Practical load area √ Less than ’rapid’ performance X Interior plastics X

Price: £17,850 on the road

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Riley IT Services For all your IT needs!

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Internet & email problems Virus / mal-ware removal Hardware & software problems PC Security Networking & Wi-Fi Jeremy Riley B.Eng(Hons) Over 20 years IT industry experience

Call Free on 0800 840 6132 0797 386 4465 or 01928 726525 enquiries@riley-it.co.uk www.riley-it.co.uk 11 High Street, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7AH

Telephone: 01928 735533

M.P Building & Joinery All Aspects of Building & Joinery * Extensions & Renovations * Complete Loft & Garage Conversions * Windows, Doors, Soffits, Fascias, Gutters * Bathrooms & Kitchens Fitted * Solid Wood Flooring * Floor & Wall Tiling * Driveways, Paths, Concrete Bases, & Footings * Timber Garden Buildings, Workplace Office or Storage * Plumbing, Painting, Brickwork, Plastering & Roofing Time served tradesman Over 30 years of experience Insurance covered. All work Guaranteed. For a free estimate & advice call Mark on:

Garden & Grounds Maintenance Grass Cutting / Hedge Cutting Complete Maintenance Programs, including Lawn Treatments, Weed Control and Light Tree Work Landscaping Turfing / Fencing / Decking / Patios Brickwork Garden Walls, Re-pointing etc Paths / Gravel work Full Soft Landscaping

01928 787046 / 07932695311 Based in Norley

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Bring elegance and order to the natural world

Patios Turfing Landscaping Decking Garden Maintenance Indian Stone

Water Features Block Paving Fencing Pergolas Walls Pressure washing

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Stonehouse Farm New Pale Road, Manley Common (on The Sandstone Trail)

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Central Heating Combi Boiler Swaps Unvented Cylinders All other Gas work Full Bathroom Suites

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Call Marc Nuttall now for a FREE quote on Tel: 01928 575251 or Mob: 07872 835 547 www.gasmarc.co.uk

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Email:bushell@stonehousefarm.plus.com Open daily OpenOUTDOORS daily for for teas, teas, coffees, coffees, soft soft drinks drinks and bottled water.

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NORTHWEST SKIP AND PLANT HIRE LTD (RUNCORN BASED)

CHEAP SKIPS ALL SCRAP CARS AND SCRAP METAL COLLECTED - FREE! Tel: 01928 580166 Mob: 07792 244820

Email: info@northwestskips.co.uk www.northwestskips.co.uk

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Bathroom Bathroom Design Design & Installation & Installation - Complete design, - Complete planning design, planning & installation&service installation service - Bathroom makeover - part & full - Bathroom makeover - part & full - Breakdown repairs (pipes, leaks, toilets, - Breakdown radiators) repairs (pipes, leaks, toilets, radiators) - Plumbing, Tiling, Plastering, Carpentry - Plumbing, Tiling, Plastering, Carpentry - Underfloor heating

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ARK (Facility & Property) Services Ltd LPG/Natural Gas qualified & Gas Safe registered engineers FREE estimates & advice | 24 hour call out | No job too small Telephone: 01928 730292 | 07825 916643 | 07838 380748

www.arkservicescheshire.co.uk

FRODSHAM GARDENS ALL ASPECTS OF GARDEN MAINTENA

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Prestige Dry Cleaners 25a Church Street, Frodsham 01928 731660

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Laundry Service Repairs & alterations Rug Cleaning Duvets Washed Curtains Cleaned Wedding Dresses Cleaned Suede & Leathers Cleaned And of course Dry Cleaning

October offer ✶

Get your coat cleaned ready for winter for only £7.99 (please bring in this voucher to take advantage of the offer)

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20 A short novel (7) 21 A particular point in time (7) 23 Belief (5) 24 Chance or lot (archaic) (5)

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An Evening of Chocolate Indulgence Hosted by Thorntons Friday 22nd November Forget fitting into that Christmas party dress for an evening, and be among the first to sample Thorntons new stock of choc, enjoy demonstrations, blind tastings, a quiz (we’re all good at eating chocolate, but how much do we actually know about it?!), goody bags for all and chance to stock up on Christmas treats for your loved ones at discount prices. The evening will be held at Kelsall Community Centre and hosted by the chocolate-lovers at Thornton’s, Cheshire Oaks. Tickets are priced at £10 (includes quiz, a free drink, icing demo, more chocolate than you should eat in a few hours, plus a goody bag to take home). There will also be a cash bar with chocolately drinks - and other drinks in case you’ve had enough sugar by then - and a raffle with Thornton’s prizes of course! All proceeds from this event will go to the Neuromuscular Centre in Winsford, a charity that provides a range of unique services with the sole aim of improving the quality of life for adults with muscular dystrophy, a severe and debilitating muscle wasting condition. Tickets are available at www.nmcentre.com or by phoning 01606 861733. Frodsham Methodist Church is holding its first ever craft fair on Saturday 9th November, 2013. We are already fully booked and have stall holders selling a wide range of hand crafted items that would make ideal Christmas gifts, including bags, jewellery, glass, wood, stone and textile items. Entry is free and there will be demonstrations throughout the day and a chance to have a go yourself, as well as refreshments and lots of activities for children and young people. We will be transforming our Church garden into a craft garden for the event and are pleased that Helsby High School’s knitting club and 4th Frodsham Scout Group will be involved in the project. Please see our Facebook page for more details about the event and the stall holders involved: www.facebook.com/meetthecraftmaker. More details about what else goes on at Frodsham Methodist Church can be found on the Church website at www.frodshammethodist.org or by contacting Rev’d. Denise Harding on (01928) 733180.

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Local News kindly sponsored by YOUR MOVE Andrew Hayes

Thinking of Selling? Talk to the agents who get results. Call YOUR MOVE Andrew Hayes on 01928 739777

Congratulations to Karen Birch and friends who raised £161.20 for Macmillan at Karen’s recent coffee morning.

Pauline, Barbara and Pippa are holding their annual Macmillan Coffee Morning Friday 25th October Helsby Community Centre 10 - 12 All welcome! Wanted for stalls - Fancy goods, cakes, books, toys etc If you need items collected please ring Pauline on 01928 722220

FRODSHAM’S CLIMATE OF CHANGE The folks of Frodsham Transition Initiative are always on the lookout for examples of new local business in the Frodsham economy. These developments mean new livelihoods, they generate training opportunities, they enhance local circulation of income and they enable all sorts of new creative ideas to come to fruition. In short, they meet the needs of Frodsham people better. One study has shown that for every £1 spent in national retail outlets, 14p is re circulated into the local economy. By using independent shops, it is estimated 52p in the pound is returned to the local economy thereby enhancing and strengthening the local circulation of money, services and produce. It also leads to strengthening bonds in the community and ultimately increases community well-being. It seems a pretty good outcome for merely altering your shopping habits. Frodsham Transition Initiative is one small part of the international Transition Network movement. Current projects include the Singing for Pleasure choir, Cycling, Healthy Eating, local tree planting and lots more.

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Riotous comedy on stage in Kingsley Kingsley Players are back on stage again this October for a four night run of the riotous comedy ‘The Servant of Two Masters’. The original version by the 18th century Italian, Carlo Goldoni, was the inspiration for Richard Bean’s award-winning adaptation ‘One Man Two Guvnors’ which is still playing to packed houses in the West End. Director Lynn Pegler explains: “Our version of the story is a fantastic English translation by David Turner and Paul Lapworth, first staged in London in 1968 with Tommy Steele in the main role. The story is set in Venice and follows the exploits of the servant Truffaldino who lands himself jobs with two different people at the same time. Not all the complications are of his own making – unknown to him, one of his ‘masters’ is in fact a woman in disguise and the other master is her lover. Enjoy the exploits of ‘The Servant of Two Masters’ on stage at Kingsley Community Centre, nightly at 7.30pm, Wednesday 16th – Saturday 19th October. Tickets may be booked on the Kingsley Players website www.kingsleyplayers.co.uk or by ringing the box office on: 07925 516760. Helsby Golf Club recently held their annual charity fundraising MEGA (Merseyside Entertainers Golfing Association) Day and once again it was a great success raising £2000. The day comprised of golf with a number of the entertainers followed by a meal in the clubhouse, presentation of powered wheelchairs to local deserving youngsters and topped off with fantastic entertainment by our guests led by the inimitable Ricky Tomlinson (aka Jim Royle from the Royle Family). Ricky was joined by his fellow entertainers comedian Mick Miller, guitarist Garry Murphy, singer Joe Wall and music duo The Chimes. The guys really gave us top class entertainment and our sincere thanks go out to them all for their support. Funds raised leading up to and during the event allowed us to make 2 more powered wheelchair presentations - the club’s 315th & 316th since the Powered Wheelchair crusade began. The first presentation was to Jordan Duke aged 16 from Prenton on the Wirral. The second presentation was to Connor Webb aged 11 from Widnes. The day also saw some great golf and everyone taking part commented on how much they enjoyed the course. Thanks to everyone who took part for their fantastic support

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Spirit of Christmas

A truly magical evening awaits you at Chester Cathedral on Friday 6th December, ensuring the festive season starts with a sparkle for the great and good of Cheshire. Matthew Kelly invites you to The Neuromuscular Centre’s Spirit of Christmas, the annual concert of festive readings and music. For Information and tickets call 01606 861733 or visit www.nmcentre.com

Helsby Village Firework Display Friday 8th November Gates open 6pm Fireworks 7.30pm Funfair, food, licensed bar, family disco Admission - Adults £3, Children £2

Frodsham Round Table Bonfire Frodsham Community Centre Saturday 2nd November Gates open 6pm Fireworks 7.30pm

Dunham Hill & Hapsford Youth Club Date

Wednesdays in term time

Start time

7.00pm to 9.00pm

Age

11 – 17 years

Venue

The Boshaw Centre WA6 0LX Former CP School Dunham on the Hill

Dunham on the Hill & Hapsford Community Project Ltd Registered Charity Number 1122993

HARVEST SUPPER St. Paul’s Church Hall Friday 11th October 7pm £6 including supper (Bring your own drinks and glasses) There will be a raffle

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Equinox Singers are pleased to present ‘An Evening with Equinox’ Songs from the shows and more… On Wednesday 13th November, 7.30pm at Main Street Community Church, Frodsham WA6 7DF Tickets £7 available from Dandelion Gifts, Church St, Frodsham or 01928 733208 In aid of Kimbuta Rural Development Programme – a local charity supporting people in Eastern Uganda who are working to improve their communities. There will also be Ugandan Crafts for sale.

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Igniting Passions, Inspiring Minds, Transforming Futures

Presenters

Mark Thompson

Gary Fildes

Sheila Kanani

Johanna Jarvis

Nick Howes

Andy Newsam

This event is part of Manchester Science Festival proudly produced by MOSI www.manchestersciencefestival.com

Astronomy event dedicated to the stars, the planets and the universe Opening times 10am - 5pm

Presentations * Astronomer Q&A * Planetarium Dark Sky Exhibition * Trade Stalls * Theatre Show Astronomy Car Boot Sale PLUS

Meet your local Astronomy group, society and club Get messy through hands-on Astronomy with activities for all the family Enjoy an evening of food & live music at the Astronomy Social Supper Entry £5pp tickets available on the website or on the door Each presentation £5pp - Evening social supper £10pp

Online bookings on the website: www.theknowledgeobservatory.co.uk Email for information: contact@theknowledgeobservatory.com

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ST JOHN’S CHURCH KINGSLEY

present AN EVENING WITH THE VALE ROYAL SINGERS IN KINGSLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE Saturday November 9th 2013 at 7.30 pm Admissiom £8 including refreshments Tickets available from Church Members or 01928 788314 ST JOHN’S CHURCH KINGSLEY CHRISTMAS FAIR will be held in KINGSLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE Saturday November 30th 2013 opening at 10.30am Usual Stalls. Vist from Father Christmas. Morning Coffe, Tea and Biscuits. Light Lunches. Admission Free Art Exhibitions throughout October

Gallery 1 – Simon Hall Gallery 2 – ‘Life Through the Lens Competition’ Gallery 3 – The Arts & Crafts Guild of Lancashire Workshops, Lectures & Demo’s to Inspire! 5th October Jewellery workshop 10th October Hand weaving demo using Swedish floor loom 11th October Lecture – Nordic Landscape painters 14th October Creative writing workshop 21st Musical Monday (2.30-3.30) 25th October Willow weaving workshop 27th October Felt jewellery workshop 01928 735832 / www.castleparkarts.co.uk

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Helsby Christmas Concert

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Helsby Hillside School Choir

Fresh from their recent sell-out concert at the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn, Highfield Male Voice Choir are appearing with Helsby Hillside School Choir for an entertaining joint Christmas choral festive evening.

St Paul’s Church - Helsby on

Saturday 7th December 2013 -7.30pm

Ticket enquiries:

01928 788063 01928 723137

KINGSLEY GARDEN CLUB Meetings every 2nd Monday in the month until May (no meeting in December). ALL WELCOME Entrance: £8 members (join at the door & it covers you for the whole season) and £2 for guests (pay at the door) We look forward to welcoming you.

ST. LUKE’S CATHOLIC CHURCH FRODSHAM Time for contemplative prayer after morning Mass 28th October. until 12 Noon.

Special Mass & Sacrament of the Sick. Saturday 12th October at 2.30 pm. Transport available. Some Feast Days in October Wed.2nd. The Guardian Angels Fri.4th. St. Francis of Assisi Fri.18th. St Luke The Evangelist & Physician Mon.28th. Ss. Simon & Jude, Apostles For further details: stlukesparish.org.uk

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Frodsham Music and Arts Club Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham at 7.45pm FRIDAY 18 October Club’s 70 Years Celebration - landmark event with the Wychcraft Big Band. A war-time themed evening with a light buffet and popular music of the period. FRIDAY 15 November Soirée Musicale - Kirsty Ligertwood and Friends are a Trio of Delights. Attractive duos and trios from various eras for soprano, clarinet and piano. MEMBERSHIP IS JUST £15 PER YEAR (with nothing more to pay) FOR 9 GREAT NIGHTS OUT - THE BEST BARGAIN EVER! OR YOU CAN PAY AS A GUEST ON THE DOOR. Sudoku

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Index of advertisers Accountants / Tax / HR agp 67 Applegate & Co. 54 Accomodation Stonehouse Farm B & B 75 Alarms & Security Complete Security 66 Architecture / Design Cheshire Planning Solutions 38 Daccus Design 16 njg Design 56 Scott Architecture 58 Aerial Engineer 69 Latham Aerials Beauty Elegant Nails by Caroline 24 Serenity 33 Slim ‘n’ Trim 34 Bed Shop Kingsley Carpets & Interiors 15 Land of Beds 7 Brewery Frodsham Brewery 62 Bridal Simply Hitched 28 Builder / Merchants /Joiner / Plastering Anderson Construction 26 BB Construction 54 Frodsham Plastering Services 47 Mad Jak Joinery 74 MP Building & Joinery 72 Tim’s Plastering 64 Butcher / Farm Shop Forresters 39 Car Repairs /MOT/ Tyres/Valeting Frodsham Tyres 49 JPW Body Repairs 30 O’Neil Dent Repair 42 Carvings Chainsaw Carvings 6 Celebration Cakes Pav’s Cakes 18 Cleaning 4 Ever Clean 4 CJD Window Cleaner 66 Mr Sweep Chimney Sweep 56 Wilkins Chimney Sweep 68 Computing Helsby Pc’s 48 Riley IT 72 Dentist Main Street Dental 50 Dress Making Elizabeth Arnold 43 Dry Cleaners Prestige Dry Cleaners 77 Electrician Frodsham Electrical Services 76 KDE Ltd 41 Quality Services Ltd 4 SWP Electrics 26

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Electrician Continued Woodhouse Plumb & Electrical 51 & 65 Estate / Letting Agent Bizzi Bee Lettings & Sales 37 The Bourne-Your Move Andrew Hayes 88 Your Move Andrew Hayes 80 Fencing / Paving / Driveways Antony Worrall & Son 60 Fence and Deck 42 Financial / Mortgage Advisor Karen Bushell Wealth Management 6 Paul D Clarke FPC 60 Flooring Kingsley Carpets 14 Lee Rodgers 70 Rodgers Carpets 44 & 45 The Little Carpet Shop 67 Florist Frodsham Flowers 5 Fuel County Oil 37 Funeral Directors / Monumental Masons DG Baines 62 DT Turner 18 Furniture / Interior Design A - Design Kitchen & Bathrooms 38 CB Interiors @ Rodgers Carpets 44 & 45 Curtains of Frodsham 15 Matt Finish 74 NYK Kitchen, Bedroom, Mirror Doors 1 Panda Blinds 18 The Bathroom Restorers 46 Unique Design Kitchen & Bathroom 59 Gardening Andy’s Garden Care 56 DK Landscapes 74 Frodsham Gardens 77 Hazelwood Landscapes 72 Hillside Garden and Tree 54 Pave Build the Way 6 WOW - Design 68 Hairdressing / Barber Hair by Design 37 Headlines 20 Jane - mobile hairdresser 18 Health / Care Carole Howes Speach Therapy 30 Dr Emma Rae Rhead, Hypnotherapy 48 Feet First - foot health care 38 Hillcrest Care Home 28 HomeInstead Senior Care 58 Regional Health - defibrillator 16 Insurance Chester Insurance Services 21 Jewellery Les Harris 22 & 23 Ti Amo 2 MP Graham Evans 24 Odd Jobs / Property repairs Cheshire Handyman 75

Odd Jobs / Property repairs Continued James Gribbin 76 Odd Jobs - John 60 Simon Keating Property Repairs 40 Painter & Decorator Roy Lamb 48 Steven Bishop 70 Pets Gibsons 17 K9 BRATS Dog training 64 Photography Dreamworld Photography 10 Plumbing & Heating Ark Services 42 & 77 Gasmarc 75 Indigo Plumbing & Heating 73 KDE Ltd 41 M.Bunting Plumbing & Heating 68 Plumb Direct 70 Woodhouse Heating & Plumbing 51 & 65 Removal Service Man and Van - Ben Hirst 50 Restaurants / Pub / Function Venue Frodsham Golf Club 27 The BEST WESTERN Forest Hills 13 The Dunham Arms 29 The Oaklands 63 The White Lion 19 Roofing All-Mighty Roofing 55 Altitude Roofing 62 Shopping Village Blakemere 34&35 Skip / Scrap Metal NW Skips 76 Solicitors Rowlinsons 11 Sport & Leisure Boxercise 25 FF Assault Fitness 4 Forest Hills Live Band Night 12 Nordic Walking 32 Over 55’s Keep Fit 20 Runcorn Linnets F.C 10 Taxis District Taxis 87 Kingsley Travel 26 Turners Travel 72 Village Taxis 30 Tiling CB Tiling 32 Travel Travel Counsellor 8-9 Video Production / Transfer Speechless Video Production 20 Your Memories Video Transfer 28 Windows/Conservatories/Canopies Kelsall Windows 57 Wrought Iron Work Dunham Hill Smithy 16

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