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may - june 2019

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bollington, prestbury & t y t h e r i n g to n In the world of magazine publishing we’re always working months ahead of the actual time of year. As I write this it’s the middle of April, probably my favourite month of the year, yet I find myself focusing on events in May, June, July and beyond; then I worry about how quickly time is flying by! I also need to get some dates in my own diary. Month in, month out, we list so many things to do and places to go, and yours truly thinks ‘I’d really enjoy this, I should book tickets for that.’ Next thing I know the events have been and gone! Bollington Festival is on my radar right now - see what’s on and book your tickets at www.bollingtonfestival.org.uk Much of the stock in my garden, including the perennials, bit the dust last summer when I went away during the hot and dry weather without asking anyone to do the watering. I hoped the plants might surprise me and spring back to life, but they haven’t, so I’m planning some garden visits (with the added attraction of tea and cakes) and plant sales to replenish stocks. Have a look what’s on offer, there’s plenty to choose from!

What’s INSIDE this month 4 simply books book club choice 7 Bollington Light Opera Group 11 Anson engine Museum 12 Diary of a Geeky Knitter 15 NGS Springtime Gardens 16 fabulous phlox 20 Recipe 24 The Walk 29 In Touch 34 Puzzles 36 Children’s Activities 29 37 Just 4 Kids 38 INSIDE Guide 42 Declutter 44 Puzzle Solutions 45 Useful Numbers 46 Classified Index

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simply books book club choice Julian Barnes’ new novel The Only Story opens with a question:

Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less and suffer the less? And in many ways the tale that follows is an exploration and reflection on this central proposition. In characteristically spare and elegant prose, Barnes narrates the story of a love affair between Paul and (the much older) Susan – starting in the 1960’s and spanning a period of 30 or more years. First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn’t understand or foresee any of that at nineteen. At nineteen, he’s proud of the fact that his relationship flies in the face of social convention. But as the years pass, the demands that love places on Paul becomes far greater and more complex than he could possibly have anticipated. This is a sad and often beautiful tale – sharply observed and carefully crafted in Julian Barnes’ customary style, and with a fascination with the ‘slipperiness’ of memory that carries echoes of his Booker Prize-winning The Sense of An Ending. Such a pleasure to read! My other choice - The Melody by Jim Crace - is by another consummate stylist. Alfred Busi, famed in his town for his music and songs, is mourning the recent death of his wife and quietly living out his days in the villa he has always called home. Then, one night, Busi is attacked by a creature he disturbs as it raids the contents of his larder. Busi is convinced that what assaulted him was no animal but a child - and this belief soon fans the flames of an old rumour about an ancient race of people living outside the town, and a new controversy sparked by hostility to the town’s paupers. The people have had enough – it’s time these feral wastrels were dealt with… The Melody has the feel of a fable for our times. Unsettling – and at times quite otherworldly – this is a poignant and subtle story about human nature and will stay with you long after you turn the final page. And for the children…with Easter in mind Hop Little Bunnies by Martha Mumford and illustrated by Laura Hughes is a delightful lift the flap picture book based on the popular nursey rhyme Sleeping Bunnies. A perfect Easter gift… and much longer lasting than chocolate!

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Simply Books 228 Moss Lane, Bramhall, Cheshire SK7 1BD 0161 439 1436 www.simplybooks.info Open Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 5.30pm Andrew Cant


BEHIND THE SCENES AT BOLLINGTON LIGHT OPERA GROUP choreography, staging, set design and the hundreds of other tasks which come with directing a show of this size. We have a tradition of selling out our shows and have again enlisted the assistance of Richard Buck whose brilliant “BLOG VLOG” (which chronicled the production of Hairspray) helped to ensure that few people in Bollington and Macclesfield were unaware of the upcoming show and the amount of fun that we were having preparing for it. This time he’s producing a “mockumentary” inspirationally titled ‘The Musical’ chronicling the ups and downs of staging “Sister Act” whilst keeping its tongue firmly in its cheek. Each year the Bollington Light Opera Group (aka ‘BLOG’) perform a well-known show in their resident venue, the Civic Hall in Bollington. This year the directors Diane McIntyre and Matt Gratton are working hard on the musical version of Sister Act. We caught up with them between rehearsals... Many people will be familiar with the movie version of Sister Act - what should they expect from BLOG’s production of the musical? Diane: Like the film, it’s a feel-good, fun, and energetic experience, full of laughs. It features the same story and characters but with a new musical score full of rousing toe-tapping tunes and witty lyrics by Alan Menken - writer of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and many other famous musicals. It must be a huge undertaking to put on a show when did preparations start? Matt: We knew, well over a year ago that we would be directing the show, so preparations started then involving several Prosecco-fuelled nights and discussion. We are nothing if not ambitious so, as a part of BLOG’s constant striving to produce highly-polished shows, we have a whole new lighting rig to the standard of one you might see in a professional theatre. This is coupled with the introduction of a dedicated sound engineer and the hire of flamboyant costumes which were originally designed for the West End. Along with Ian Jones, our very experienced Musical Director, who we last worked with on our hugely successful production of “Hairspray” in 2017, we have been meeting every week to arrange

Tell us a little more about the group - what’s it like to be a member of BLOG? Diane: I suppose the main thing is that it’s lots of fun. Rehearsals are hard work but there is always lots of laughter and you form many great friendships from being part of the creative process. There are usually up to 40 people in each show with an age range from late teens to late seventies. We produce two shows each year - the main event is in May when we perform a full musical. In November we have ‘Showtime’ which is a selection of songs from different shows - it’s famous for the hotpot which is served at half-time! Matt: There is always that sense of magic when the show you have been working on for a number of months suddenly comes to life and you are there in front of an audience. That and the great sense of camaraderie is what keeps people in the society for years on end. There are two rehearsal nights every week of the year (apart from Christmas), but of course it’s up to each member to choose how involved they want to be with each production. In addition, there are various social activities such as quiz nights, BBQs and beetle drives - there’s always something going on in BLOG! If you’d like to join BLOG please get in touch via Facebook (facebook.com/BollyLightOpera) or email Norma: nyroberts@hotmail.co.uk Sister Act runs from 14 to 18 May, see INSIDE Guide for details.

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ANSON ENGINE MUSEUm CRAFT & DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMME 2019 In advance of the new season, a very successful Craft Day was held at Poynton’s Anson Engine Museum in February. It was primarily the monthly meeting of the Cheshire branch of the Association of Pole Lathe Turners and Green Woodworkers (Wood Bodgers) and, together with friends and guests, 20 people attended. The team were engaged on a number of activities including pottery, blacksmithing, pole lathe turning, seat making, and spoon, bowl and scoop carving. It was also the first time the recently-finished wood shed, complete with a period wood burner, was put to use. The engine and local history museum re-opens on Easter Sunday and the following timetable details when steam and craft demonstrations will be taking place. 5 & 6 May

Stott Engine running, craft and steam demonstrations

26 & 27 May

Craft and steam demonstrations

16 June Fathers’ Day craft and steam demonstrations 26 June

Midsummer Mingle, BBQ, Mirlees Reunion and Social Day

22 July

Craft and steam demonstrations

25 & 26 August

Stott Engine running, craft and steam demonstrations

22 September

Craft and steam demonstrations

26 & 27 October ‘Turn the Clocks Back’ closing weekend, craft and steam demonstrations 31 December

New Year’s Eve in Steam and Stott Engine running, weather permitting

In addition to these dates the museum is open each Friday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm until the end of October.

www.enginemuseum.org

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Diary of a geeky knitter I’ve written before about the intrinsic link between knitting and mental health, and I am sure you have all read, heard, and come across that this has started to be made known in the ‘mainstream’ too (used in quotation marks here, because of course there is nothing to say that knitters aren’t already mainstream!). But I wanted to bring that topic back to these pages again, because it’s always good to check-in with your own mental health and wellbeing, particularly given the busy dayto-day lives we all lead.

Mental wellbeing has been playing on my mind heavily in recent months. Although the move into spring always lifts my winter mindset (you know the one, where it’s all too easy to be a little lethargic, unmotivated, and just a little down), every year I seem to get busier and busier. Whether it be with work, social outings, checking in with friends and family, or the unknowns that life throws at us, it’s all too easy to feel overwhelmed, and suddenly wake up one day and realise something isn’t right inside you. It’s important to remember that if (or when) this happens to us; it is completely natural and much more common that you might think. You’re doing nothing wrong, and accepting that and working on it, even if it’s just voicing to a close friend that you feel ‘off’ or down is the first step to feeling better! I may

have stepped further into the realms of seriousness here than I would normally on my page, but this is something that is important, not just to me, but to everyone who wants to take care of themselves and feel just a little better than they did the day before.

Knitting yourself together It wouldn’t be the diary of ‘the geeky knitter’ if I didn’t keep it at least somewhat on brand, now would it? So today, instead of just writing that knitting is good for your mental health, I’ve looked up some exercises so that you can incorporate meditative, mindful exercises into your knitting (or sewing, crocheting, baking, gardening, and more) which will just give you a chance to check-in with your mind and body, and calm you if you feel stress, give you energy if you feel lethargic, or just lift you slightly if you feel down. •

Create a space for your knitting - sit comfortably in your own space, perhaps with headphones on and quiet music so you can be with yourself for 10 minutes or more

Take a deep breath, and at your own pace, breath in and out in time with your knitting for me, it is about 4 knit stitches to breath in, 4 stitches to breath out

Take a moment to feel the knitting in your hands - be aware of how the weight of it feels and the yarn between your fingers

Try counting your stitches as you work, encouraging your mind to forget thoughts of other things and instead become totally focused on your craft

If after 5 minutes, you want to stop, then do! Try to do a few minutes when you can of complete ‘you time’, meditating on your breathing while you move the needles and knit the stitches jennythegeekyknitter@gmail.com www.thegeekyknitter.co.uk www.etsy.com/uk/shop/geeksgamesandknits

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National Garden Scheme

Spring Openings 2019

At the National Garden Scheme in Cheshire and Wirral, having completed a near-record fundraising campaign during last year (2018), we are looking forward to doing it all over again. Let’s see if we can whet your appetites for what is to come.

On 8 and 9 June, Drake Carr, Higher Disley joins us for the first time, presenting its delightful cottage garden style to visitors. Also, on 9 June, Lane End Garden and small associated nursery at Lymm open again and I am sure will repeat the hit they had on visitors last year.

On 4 and 5 May, the spectacular Mount Pleasant opens, with views across to Wales and the Cheshire Plain. REGRETABBLY, MANLEY KNOLL, SCHEDULED TO OPEN ON 5 MAY, WILL NOT BE OPENING DUE TO ONGOING WORKS TAKING PLACE AT THE PROPERTY.

Also, on 9 June, the two West Drive Gardens open for a second time, having already shown off their snowdrops in February.

Brooke Cottage, home of designer Barry and wife Melanie Davy will welcome visitors again after its refreshing last year: it features on the cover of our current Cheshire booklet.

18 Highfield Road, Bollington, opens on 22 and 23 June. Small but beautifully formed! It shows what can be done with careful structure, a difficult sloping small site and a good knowledge of plants and where to put them. On Saturday 29 June, Beechwood Cottage and 10 Statham Ave (both Lymm) again, will see lots of visitors. On Sunday 30 June, another new garden, Ashton Grange, at Ashton Heyes will be opening showing off extensive gardens. The owners continue to make extensive restorations to the gardens, and we know many visitors like to see how these ‘work in progress’ projects go about it.

Brooke Cottage

We have a new garden for you on Sunday 19 May, Hall Lane Farm in Daresbury. Originally designed by leading designer, Arabella Lennox Boyd for the Daresbury family, it’s now in the capable hands of the Bibby family and their garden team. Cheriton, Alderley Edge opens on 26 May, establishing itself as a favourite, whilst 10 Statham Ave, Lymm will no doubt dazzle visitors with its exuberant, structured planting!

by John Hinde www.ngs.org.uk

Cheshire and Wirral have nearly 80 gardens and it’s only possible to give a sample here. Apologies if we haven’t mentioned your favourite garden. Full details are available in the well-established yellow booklet available in garden centres, libraries etc or, in case of difficulty from johnhinde059@gmail.com, via the website (www.ngs.org.uk) , via the NGS app, or usually by simply putting the garden name into Google (other search engines are available!) followed by ‘NGS’. If you are interested in opening your garden to help us raise money for our charities, (we will be donating about £3M to our charities this Spring based upon money raised in 2018), please contact us (you can use the email address above) and we will be happy to talk to you and if suitable, provide every help and support.

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Fabulous Phlox Border phlox are old fashioned plants with a bright new future as gardeners switch to perennials with great scent, hardy disposition and minimal care requirements. They can give years and years of service in the herbaceous or mixed border and provide a wonderful, scented summer display. The ideal site is sunny, with rich, well-dug soil and perhaps a little late afternoon shade to protect them from the extremes of summer heat. In practice they get full sun or light shade in my garden and do pretty well in either.

Phlox make good cut flowers – cut in the morning and remove the lower leaves. At the end of the season cut down the stems to ground level and put them in the council green waste bin rather than the compost heap to avoid carrying any pests or diseases from season to season.

Border phlox are incredibly hardy and start to show new growth in February. The new leaves are often attractively coloured but only a few varieties maintain these coloured leaves into summer, the others gradually turn green. Good coloured leaf types include Starfire and Blue Paradise. Variegated phlox have lovely white and green or cream, red and green leaves throughout the summer to compliment the flowers. Enriching the soil with compost dug into the top 1ft of soil will do wonders for the plants. I find the chalk in mushroom compost helps to reduce mildew problems. I always give my phlox a good dressing with a wellbalanced fertiliser like Growmore in spring followed by blood, fish and bone in mid-summer. Also give the plants some space if possible, to improve air circulation; plant border phlox about 2ft apart. Water the ground not the plant and try and use water at air temperature (say from a water butt, or a can filled a few hours before) rather than an icy blast from a hosepipe.

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by Martin Blow > www.specialperennials.com

There are 100’s of varieties to choose from and often it’s the old, heritage varieties that are new to our nursery range as they are “rediscovered,” growing in happy neglect in an old garden. In recent years we have reintroduced the old German varieties Sternhimmel (Starry Sky) and Lavendelwolke (Lavender Cloud) to go with Monte Cristallo and Kirchenfürst plus a new English variety raised by Terry Dagley and named Maude Stella Dagley, as well as promoting old English varieties such as Elizabeth Arden, Bright Eyes, Border Gem and White Admiral. Once you’ve grown border phlox you will be hooked by the beauty of the flowers and the heady scent on a summer’s evening. Janet and I run Special Perennials, our website www.specialperennials.com is full of colour photos and growing tips. We sell by mail order and at Plant Hunters’ Fairs throughout the season. Please see www. planthuntersfairs.co.uk Locally we will be at Adlington Hall, Macclesfield on Sunday 12 May (£3 for garden & fair entry) and at Henbury Hall Gardens, Macclesfield on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June (£3 for garden & fair entry). We are happy to bring orders to plant fairs for you to collect.


Here at Uniquely Chic Furniture we source and sell quality pine, oak, vintage and shabby chic furniture. We have a vast range of stock which changes constantly. New pieces arriving almost daily. We also paint furniture. Our painting team are experts at transforming our furniture, or yours, into hand painted, individual, unique pieces. If you have a favourite or inherited piece that fits your space why not have it upcycled and uplifted in our workroom? We occasionally buy your furniture or sometimes we even do part exchanges, so why not pop in and see us, or email us. As well as furniture, we also sell lighting, mirrors, shabby chic home accessories and gifts. New and returning customers always use the same two phrases when they visit...”Aladdin’s Cave” and “Treasure Trove”! We are open 6 days a week, including weekends. Come and visit us, you never know what you will find when you step through the door.

Canalside, Goyt Mill, Upper Hibbert Lane, Marple SK6 7HX Tel: 0161 484 5116 or 07785 794308 Email: uniquelychicfurniture@hotmail.co.uk www.uniquelychicfurniture.co.uk Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10-5.30pm Sunday 11-4.30pm Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays) @be_uniquelychic

@shabbychicuk Official stockists of Frenchic ecofriendly chalk paint and accessories.

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Spinach and Feta Frittata

Method

Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 to 6

Ingredients ■■ 2 tablespoons olive oil ■■ 1 medium shallot, finely chopped (about 2 tablespoons) ■■ 1 medium clove garlic, finely chopped (about 1 teaspoon) ■■ 1 (5-ounce) bag baby spinach ■■ 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaved parsley or basil. ■■ Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper ■■ 10 eggs, beaten ■■ 1/4 cup milk ■■ 3/4 cup (about 3.5 ounces) crumbled feta

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1. Preheat the grill. Heat olive oil in an 8-inch pan over a medium high heat. Add chopped shallots and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until beginning to soften. Add garlic and continue to cook for a further two minutes until softened. 2. Add spinach and parsley (or basil) and cook, tossing often until spinach is fully wilted and any water released by the spinach has cooked off. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 3. In a large bowl, beat eggs and milk with a whisk until mixed together. Don’t over-beat. Add feta, and season with salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture over spinach then gently stir with a spatula to release the spinach from the bottom of the pan so that the eggs are in direct contact with the surface of the pan, so they cook quickly. 4. Cook until the eggs are almost totally set (this takes 10 to 12 minutes), reducing heat to prevent burning. Place pan under the grill for a couple of minutes, until the top is set as well, keeping a close eye on it so it does not burn. 5. To release the frittata from the pan, loosen edges with a spatula. Place a dinner plate over pan, and holding plate firmly flip the pan over so the frittata releases onto the plate. Serve warm.


INTRODUCING ADLINGTON RETIREMENT LIVING Make a move into retirement living and keep your independence Adlington Retirement Living represents a new way of thinking about retirement living; it’s about choosing the way you want to live, totally independent and worry free. Their developments give you the opportunity to socialise with neighbours, participate in the varied programme of community activities, enjoy a freshly cooked meal in the table service restaurant, treat yourself to a new hairstyle in the salon, unwind in the Therapy Room, enjoy the landscaped gardens, have friends and family stay over in the Guest Suite... and you can always just close the door and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of your apartment. The choice is yours, and here’s a few reasons why it’s one of the wisest moves you could make. Where quality living combines with independence Every Adlington apartment is designed to fulfil two essential requirements: a level of community that enhances your way of life, and thoughtfully designed apartments that help to maintain your independence. Built from quality materials and finishes throughout, your apartment conforms to the highest safety standards that include smoke and fire detectors. It’s not only safe, but also secure, as you have an audio and visual security entrance system as standard, allowing you to see who’s calling before letting them in. Every detail has been thoughtfully considered All Adlington apartments feature a modern kitchen complete with fully integrated appliances and contemporary units. Quality carpets are fitted throughout and most apartments have a patio or balcony. There’s also a fully tiled shower room and/or bathroom, and in select apartments you’ll have an en-suite shower too. And, whether it’s a one, two or three bedroom apartment, the master bedroom features fitted wardrobes.

There’s a varied programme of communal activities, ranging from craft demonstrations and exercise classes in the Activities Studio, to informal get-togethers arranged by your neighbours and management team. You can enjoy a freshly-cooked breakfast and delicious three-course lunchtime meal, served at your table in the restaurant. There’s no need to go out to have your hair done either: just book into the hair salon.

Taking care of your independence As we grow older, we may need more assistance to maintain our independence, and that’s something you’ll find at an Adlington development. Before moving in, Adlington ensure that all health and personal needs are clearly understood and that, as those requirements change, so too will the level of care on offer, available through a package tailored to meet your precise needs. Every apartment has 24-hour on-site support, providing assistance and peace of mind. And in later life, should additional care support be needed, the team are on hand to help find a suitable care package for your individual needs. Helping you make the move

Privacy and community: the best of both worlds

The thought of moving home can be challenging, that’s why Adlington offer a moving made easy service. From helping to de-clutter before your move, through to providing you with a Personal Clerk to look after all the issues that come with changing your address, Adlington are on hand to help. They even provide a complimentary handyman to help to get your new apartment looking just the way you like it.

An Adlington apartment gives you the privacy needed to just get away from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life. Outside your door, however, you’ve access to shared facilities that generate a true spirit of community.

Stylish apartment, community, location: An Adlington development is the perfect choice if you wish to live an independent, worry free lifestyle in a contemporary and secure environment.

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Alderley Edge Walk description: An easy circular walk starting from the NT car park next to the Wizard Inn. It follows good woodland pathways out along the top of the Edge, with great views north, before heading west down gentler pathways towards Nether Alderley. The route follows country lanes, before crossing farm fields back on to the top of the Edge. Distance: 5 miles Map: OS Explorer 268 Wilmslow, Macclesfield and Congleton Start: National Trust Car Park next to the Wizard Inn (SJ 860773) Travelling from the north, use the A555/A34 link to Alderley Edge village. Go through the main street as far as a small roundabout on the Macclesfield junction. Turn left up the B5087, climbing on to the Edge; in less than a mile, the car park is just beyond the Wizard Inn on your left. Toilets available in the car park. Leave the car park by a gate opposite the toilets, cut across the field and turn right after the swing gate on to a wide walking track. When you reach a junction of pathways, turn left through the gate and follow the good path slightly uphill until you reach a sandstone outcrop and former copper mine workings. This Triassic sandstone is a remnant of desert conditions from about 220 million years ago. Notice the rounded and quite large pebbles embedded in the rock, thought to have been carried by occasional river floods in the desert.

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by Barry Wilson, Marple District Rambling Club

Copper mining on the Edge dates back to the Bronze Age and later Roman times, but most was mined from the late 17th until the early 20th Century. The views north and east extend over the Pennines and nearer hills of Werneth Low and Marple Ridge. The main path doubles back round to the left of this outcrop, eventually reaching the Beacon Mound, dating back to the Spanish Armada. Continue west beyond the Beacon but keep to the higher path next to a wall. This takes you along the edge of a field before arriving at a further rocky outcrop, with further stunning views north. Just past this rocky area, go slightly left then immediately right down some steps to a lower path through woodland. Walking below the sandstone edge and heading left, pause to look at the layers of sandstone showing remnants of windblown sand dunes. Soon you reach the well-known Wizard’s Well with inscriptions above it. Not long after this point, veer left up a path which leads you away from the downhill track. A gentle climb brings you to the back of houses, so follow this narrow path where you reach an access road. Go left down the hill to the main Macclesfield road. Walk down hill to the right for 400 yards or so and look out for a path marker leading between the houses on the left. The narrow pathway takes you to a stile next to the rear garden wall of a new house. Cross the stile and bear right to a further stile. This leads you down a fenced pathway to another access road. (SJ 847776) Bear right down the road between some stunning


properties, but look out for another marked pathway on the left in less than 400 yards. Take this clear path behind the houses going due south; there are a series of gates between the fields before you slope down across a slippery footbridge and on to Artists Lane. A good stopping place with seats is at the bottom of Artists Lane and across the former busy Congleton road. (SJ 844769) Return across the road and walk back up Artists Lane until you come to a footpath marker pointing right. This takes you behind more cottages and round a field before reaching a stile and short fenced track. A final stile brings you out on to the cobbled surface of Bradford Lane. Go left up the gentle hill until you reach a wide private road and bridleway on the right. Bear right along this good track through woodland and past a very old stone cottage before reaching a well marked pathway on the left. Go through the kissing gate and head north behind a large walled garden of Hayman’s Farm before breaking out on to a field track. This heads up to woodland, where you go right and follow the edge of the wood which has a private fishing pond in what appears to be a former quarry or mine. Looking behind you, there are stunning views across the Cheshire Plain. Head along the path round the wood and then up to further kissing gates, along field edges until you reach a huge mansion on your right. The path leads you out on to their driveway and through to the access road.

The Walk

Follow the lane past some stables and then bear left into Finlow Hill Wood and along a marked pathway which can be a bit muddy at times. This reaches the Macclesfield road, so cross with care down to the track opposite. In a few yards, take the path on the left, eventually crossing on awkward stile before a driveway to the stunning mansion on the right. Take the path along their left fence between trees until you arrive at a junction of pathways. Go through the gate and turn immediately left between a wire fence and hedgerow. This brings you out on the first track we followed from the car park. Go left through the gate and you will arrive at the small gate across the field and back to the cars. Either the rustic cafe or the Wizard Inn is worth visiting for welcome refreshment. Marple District Rambling Club organises up to nine walks each week on Thursdays and Sundays. For more information, either ring our Chairman, Sue Gilmore on 07775 620398, or our Membership Secretary, Claude Prime on 0161 483 8596. Alternatively, you could visit our website on www.marpleramblers.org to learn more about our Club’s programme of walks, socials and walking holidays.

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Celebrating 30 years in the Hearing Industry Highly trained hearing aid audiologist David Roche celebrates 30 years in the hearing industry this May. David set up Cheshire Hearing Centres as a dedicated high street independent centre offering daily clinics Monday to Friday with evening and Saturday appointments by arrangement. Through their head office in Bramhall, the business has earned an outstanding reputation for excellent customer service and client satisfaction. Over the years David has helped thousands of clients, including one or two well-known faces, enjoy normal conversation even in noisy places Cheshire Hearing Centres pride themselves on their independence - this means they are truly able to recommend what is right for the client regardless of the manufacturer. By offering a no-obligation trial on all instruments, they can assist clients in overcoming any initial concerns and help them discover what modern digital hearing aids can do for them.

Being independent allows Cheshire Hearing Centres to introduce the very latest technology to their clients first. Even David with his years of experience is getting quite excited over the latest development from Audibel. Via® AI is the world’s first Healthable hearing aid to provide both superior sound quality and the ability to track body and brain health. Featuring integrated sensors and artificial intelligence, Via AI is the first-ever hearing aid with fall detection and alert capability. It also translates 27 languages instantly, has Amazon Alexa connectivity, voiceto-text transcription, and much more – the list is long! David is extremely approachable, he is more than happy to discuss specific concerns you may have over your hearing or the problems experienced by a loved

one. Even if you haven’t purchased a hearing aid from Cheshire Hearing Centres, they are still more than happy to provide you with a six-monthly check-up service, free of charge. One vital part of the service they offer is Clinical Ear Care - more commonly known as wax removal. Many GP surgeries no longer offer this service and the wait for an appointment at a health centre can be up to six weeks. Cheshire Hearing Centres have developed a reputation as one of the leading companies in this field by investing in hospital quality ENT equipment to provide microsuction, irrigation and instrumentation procedures. They were one of the first practices to introduce video otoscopy (where you can see inside your ear) before, during and after the wax removal procedure. All staff are graduates of the NHS Clinical Ear Care Centre of Excellence in Rotherham. Their fees, £40 for one ear £60 for both, are based on there being a successful outcome – there is no charge if a client needed to come back a second or third time, client comfort and safety is paramount. To celebrate David’s milestone, Cheshire Hearing Centres will be holding two Open days on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th May, where you can either have a full hearing assessment and demonstration of the latest Via hearing instruments, or just pop in for an informal chat about any hearing concerns. If you are unable to make it to the Bramhall centre, you don’t have to miss out as they will be offering the same opportunities on a home visit basis. Contact them on 0800 970 8850.

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in touch your local community noticeboard may - june 2019

BOLLINGTON OPEN GARDENS Following on from the success of last year’s event, Bollington Open Gardens Weekend returns on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June from 10am to 4pm. The event is officially part of Bollington Festival Halo - various activities organised by local groups running before, during and after the Festival. There will be so many other things happening during the Festival that the Open Gardens Weekend will be something to look forward to once the main events have come to a close at the end of May. This year there will be a much larger number of different gardens to explore, running the whole length of the town from Bollington Cross to Shrigley Road. Gardens have been put together in areas so you can wander around a selection in different parts of the town, walking or driving to the next group. There will be homemade cakes and refreshments available on the Market Place on the Green, High Street. Tickets with maps are £5 per person for both days - children are free. Tickets available from the Town Hall, The Bridgend Centre, Heathcotes, Bollington Health and Leisure and Belfields Bakery. All proceeds towards the next Bollington Festival. Come and make a day - or two - of it and discover lots of hidden gems in places you never knew existed quaint back yards, colourful cottage gardens, imaginative contemporary plots, works in progress. All manner of gardens large and small, bursting with flowers after months of hard work by the many home owners. We look forward to seeing you....

VETERANS WALKING FOOTBALL We are a group of likeminded veterans who still look forward to a game of football. So, we meet at Macclesfield Rugby Club ground every Tuesday at one o’clock for an hour of light-hearted walking football on the all-weather pitch.

If you would like to join us, you would be most welcome. You can contact Peter on 01625 424872, or John on 01625 877549, or just come along and check us out.

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RAILWAY MEMORIES AT BOLLINGTON FESTIVAL In August 1869 the Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple Railway was opened and the 150th Anniversary of this event will be remembered during the Bollington Festival (10 to 25 May 2019) The promotion of the railway came from manufacturers and businesses in Macclesfield and Bollington who wanted improved links with the growing railway network. They benefitted from the improvement in the transportation of local products such as coal and stone, and of the imports of raw cotton from the docks at Liverpool which led to a thriving Goods Yard at Bollington. The railway allowed Bollington workers to travel further afield. Hundreds travelled to Blackpool in the July Wakes holiday, and on excursions to venues such as Belle Vue Manchester and Alton Towers. With improved rail connections at Middlewood in 1885, passengers were able to access express railway services to London and other cities and resorts. The line, although managed by a range of companies, found profitability elusive and, despite surviving the threat of closure in 1934, was finally closed in January 1970. Bollington Festival has over 100 events covering art, science, music, drama, literature, history, with something for all the family. To recognise the 150th Anniversary of the MB&M Railway, a number of events, including exhibitions, a model railway weekend and a showing of the film the Railway Children, will provide the opportunity for people to remember the days when Bollington had its own station. On 25 May a special event, a Railway History Day, will be held in the Civic Hall in Bollington. The morning will offer an opportunity to browse photographs, many not exhibited before, and archive material brought over from the Record Office in Chester for the day, including railway plans dating from 1845 to 1883 and early 20th century tramway plans. In the afternoon illustrated talks will reflect on the features of the 11- mile long railway and its fortunes from its opening in 1869 to its closure one hundred years later. Organisers are keen to find anyone who worked or travelled on the railway who would be happy to say a few words about their experiences on the day. Contact info@bollingtonfestival.org.uk if you know someone who may be interested.

Details of and booking for events can be found at www.bollingtonfestival.org.uk

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Curtain Call for Henbury Hall We are really pleased to confirm that the highly popular plant fair at Henbury Hall will go ahead for one last time this year on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June and that this is the final opening of the garden before the hall and gardens moved into new ownership. So, we encourage all garden lovers to make the most of this opportunity to come along and explore this treasure. Entry to the lovely 12-acre gardens and plant fair is only £3. Henbury Hall is a hidden gem in the heart of the rolling north Cheshire countryside, set in an undulating landscape and surrounding two magnificent lakes, the gardens contain many fine trees and shrubs including some rare specimens as well as more intimate spaces such as the walled garden. The plant fair features highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, alpines, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties. The fair is open from 10am-5pm and there is lots of free parking. Homemade refreshments and light lunches will be available. Dogs on leads welcome. The gardens are two miles west of Macclesfield on the A537, (SK11 9PJ for Satnav).

Full details from www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk

Something different from St George’s Singers St George’s Singers go on tour every year and this year they will be heading to Belgium where they will sing in historic churches and cathedrals in Bruges, Ghent and Brussels. Soon after they return, they will be presenting their summer concert at their “home” church, St George’s Poynton on 8 June at 7.30pm. SGS are known for their versatility with a repertoire ranging from Early Music to contemporary, from classical to jazz and from a capella part songs to symphonic works, but the music chosen for their tours includes an even wider range with a selection of items in a lighter vein. For their summer concert in Poynton they have chosen to bring their tour music to a home audience with a programme of more than 20 pieces, ranging from choruses from Handel’s Messiah to Teddy Bear’s Picnic and everything in between (and including some items that will be familiar to other singing Poyntoners!). Full details will be published on the choir’s website. Tickets are £12, £10 concessions, with £2 students and children with reductions for group bookings, and can be booked by phone 01663 764012, email to tickets@st-georges-singers.org.uk or online at www.st-georges-singers.org.uk. The choir’s final concert at the Bridgewater Hall on July 5th is by invitation from Chetham’s School of Music to perform with their choir and amazing orchestra to perform Mahler’s huge Symphony of a Thousand.

Tickets will be on sale from the Bridgewater Hall Box Office 0161 907 9000.

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Children’s Activities

Things to do with pre-school kids

monday

thursday

Trinity Tots at Holy Trinity Hurdsfield 9.30-11.00am Free play, craft activities and song time. Refreshments include tea, coffee, juice and toast. 197a Hurdsfield Road, Macclesfield. Contact 01625 424587 melissa@hthmacc.com

Jolly Bollys 10-11.30am Bollington Community Centre, Ovenhouse Lane. Please call 01625 378 081 or email hurdsfieldchildrenscentreadmin@cheshireeast. gov.uk for more information

Open The Door... to RhymesTime & Bubbles 10.30am at Macclesfield Gastown Cafe. More information www.openthedoor.org.uk Facebook Open The Door or Ruth 07553566070.

Stay & Play 1.30-3pm Hurdsfield Children’s Centre, Hulley Rd, Macc. For ages 0-5 with parents/carers. Please call 01625 378 081 or email hurdsfieldchildrenscentreadmin@cheshireeast.gov.uk for more information.

Tuesday Praise & Play 9.30-11am Term time only. St Oswald’s Church, Bollington. Contact Beverley on 01625 500970 or beverleynxn@aol.com

Wednesday Open The Door... to PlayTime 9.30-11.00am Tytherington Family Worship Church More information www.openthedoor.org.uk Facebook Open The Door or Ruth 07553566070 Rhyme Time 10-10.30am Bollington Library. Free but children must be accompanied by an adult. Telephone 01625 378 266

Friday Rhyme Time 10-10.30am Bollington Library. Free but children must be accompanied by an adult. Tel 01625 378 266.

Saturday Dad’s Group 10-12noon Hurdsfield Children’s Centre, Hulley Rd, Macc. Drop-in play session for dads and male carers. Monthly meeting so please call the centre 01625 378 081 for dates and more information.

NCT at Fun4all 10-12 noon Fun4all in Macclesfield. Under 1’s free, 1 and 2 year olds £1 and 3+ usual rates. Contact bumpsandbabies@eastcheshire-nct.org. uk, telephone 0844 243 6115, and see our Facebook page ‘Friends of East Cheshire NCT’ for more information and other events. Open The Door ... to BabyTime 11.00am Tytherington Family Worship Church More information www.openthedoor.org.uk Facebook Open The Door or Ruth 07553566070 Tiny Talk baby signing classes 11.15am-12.15pm & 12.30-1.30pm United Reformed Church, Macclesfield. For more information or to book a place contact Claire 07941 904033 clairebar@tinytalk.co.uk www.tinytalk.co.uk/clairebar

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Compiled by Clare Blackie email: c.blackie@insidemagazines.co.uk

If you run a local activity for young children and email would like to be included on this page please c.blackie@insidemagazines.co.uk


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selected events in your area

Wednesday 1 May

Saturday 11 May

Pott Shrigley Community Cinema presents Bohemian Rhapsody (12A) Ticket £4 in advance, chance it on the door £5. Tickets available from Anthea Wilkinson 01625 573538 and St Oswald’s church, Bollington. Sue Ralston 01625 573210 and St Christopher’s church, Pott Shrigley. Peter M Boulton 01625 876646. Email pottflix@gmail.com https://sites.google.com/site/pottflix/ Pott Shrigley Village Hall, SK10 5RT. Bar opens 6.30pm, film starts 7.30pm

Chelford Embroiderers’ Guild De-stash Event & Sales Day Your unloved and unwanted textile treasure could become someone else’s perfect missing item. Free Entry. Refreshments available To book a sales table (£10) email: chelfordnorthcheshirechair@embroiderersguild.co.uk Chelford Village Hall, SK11 9FZ 10.30am to 3pm

Thursday 2 May Would you like to meet new friends? Thursday Group is a social group for unattached people of mature years, with several activities run by the members every week. These include walking, dancing, badminton, theatre and restaurant visits. For more info see www.thursdaygroup.co.uk or ring Bill on 07505 076838, or just come along to new members night on the first Thursday in each month where you will be met by group members. The Bulls Head Pub, 30 Wilmslow Road, Handforth, SK9 3EW 8.30pm

Tuesday 7 May Adlington WI Resolutions and Birthday meeting, with cakes and fizz! Pop in to see us and be sure of a warm welcome and good company. More info from Jackie Shaw 01625 266251 or email adlingtonwi@gmail.com Adlington Village Hall, Mill Lane, Adlington SK10 4LF 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Friday 10 to Monday 27 May Bollington Festival 2019 A packed programme of social, music, arts and culture events. See www.bollingtonfestival.org.uk for programme details and tickets

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Sunday 12 May Plant Hunters’ Fair Half price entry to the Gardens & Plant Fair £3 (children under 15 Free) Details at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk Adlington Hall, Mill Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4LF 10am to 4pm

Sunday 12 May A Few of Our Favourite Things... tea, cake and music! Join Capriccio Vocal Ensemble for an afternoon of delightful music and delicious cake. Conductor: David Walsh. Accompanist: Tim Walker. All proceeds to Macclesfield & District ‘Young’ Stroke Society (MADDYS) Tickets £10 (includes all refreshments) Under 18’s free Available from 01625 426879, judy.fleming@ntlworld.com, The Visitor Information Centre or on the door. Macclesfield Methodist Church, Westminster Road, Macclesfield, SK10 1BX 3pm

Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 May Sister Act Bollington Light Opera Group present the musical based on the hit movie. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner, and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane. Tickets: £12, Concessions £10 (restrictions apply) Call: 01625 431038 Email: blogbookings@aol.com Bollington Civic Hall 7.30pm, Matinee on 18th only at 2pm

Thursday 16 May Friends Reunited Ladies Lunch (formerly The Bridge Hotel Prestbury Ladies Luncheon) This man has really kissed the Blarney Stone! Tales of an Irish Innkeeper from Mr. Frank Faherty Two-course lunch £25. Contact Jane on 07798 900682 to reserve your place. Pinewood Hotel, Handforth 12 noon for 12.30pm Continued over


Thursday 16 May

Fri 31 May & Sat 1 June

Bollington Horticultural Society ‘Composting’ Mike Poultney, ‘The Compost King’ will tell you how to succeed Members £1.50. Non-members £3 Bollington Community Centre 7.30pm

Movie Music & More Poynton Gilbert & Sullivan Society Spring Concert Tickets will be available from tickets@poyntongands.co.uk or 01625 876394 Also, from Mates DIY on Park Lane or on the door. £10 for adults and £5 for 16 and under. Poynton Legion, George’s Road West 7.30pm

Thursday 16 May Prestbury Gardening Club We welcome Jenny Gibbs to talk about Wilmslow Wells for Africa. Members and visitors all welcome. Ring Mary Hindle on 01625 827700 for further details. Prestbury Village Hall, Dale Brow, Macclesfield Road 7pm

Saturday 18 May Adlington WI Plant Sale Admission £2 inc tea/coffee. Raffle, cakes, bring & buy stall. Proceeds towards planting a tree in Adlington in connection with the Cheshire Federation WI Centenary Year. Meadow View, Brookledge Lane, Adlington SK10 4JU 10.30am to 1pm

Sunday 19 May Prestbury Tennis Club Open Day Free tennis for all ages, families welcome. Coaching available for children, rusty racket sessions for adults. Rackets and balls provided. Tel: 07748 493089 or email membership@prestburytennis.org Another open day will be held on Sat 15 June. Bollin Grove, Prestbury SK10 4JJ 1.30pm to 5pm

Monday 20 May to Saturday 25 May Poynton Players present Straight and Narrow. A warm and moving exploration of not so well-hidden secrets and deep personal and familial love. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd. Book tickets online www.poyntonplayers.co.uk or phone 0333 6663399 Poynton Theatre, Georges Road West, Poynton, SK12 1JY

Tuesday 28 May Macclesfield Group of the Family History Society of Cheshire The FHSC website a talk by Alan Bennett the webmaster. Meetings are open to the public and admission is £2 per meeting including refreshments For further details please contact macclesfield@fhsc.org.uk The Salvation Army Hall, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6XD 7.30pm

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Tuesday 4 June Adlington WI The Empowerment of Women through Education in Malawi with speaker Susan Flynn Pop in to see us and be sure of a warm welcome, good company, a drink and a slice of homemade cake! More info from Jackie Shaw 01625 266251 or email adlingtonwi@gmail.com Adlington Village Hall, Mill Lane, Adlington SK10 4LF 1.30 to 3.30pm

Wednesday 5 June Pott Shrigley Community Cinema presents Widows (15) Ticket £4 in advance, chance it on the door £5. Tickets available from Anthea Wilkinson 01625 573538 and St Oswald’s church, Bollington. Sue Ralston 01625 573210 and St Christopher’s church, Pott Shrigley. Peter M Boulton 01625 876646. Email pottflix@gmail.com https://sites.google.com/site/pottflix/ Pott Shrigley Village Hall, SK10 5RT. Bar opens 6.30pm, film starts 7.30pm

Thursday 6 June Would you like to meet new friends? Thursday Group is a social group for unattached people of mature years, with several activities run by the members every week. These include walking, dancing, badminton, theatre and restaurant visits. For more info see www.thursdaygroup.co.uk or ring Bill on 07505 076838, or just come along to new members night on the first Thursday in each month where you will be met by group members. The Bulls Head Pub, 30 Wilmslow Road, Handforth, SK9 3EW 8.30pm

Saturday 8 June St George’s Singers Summer Concert Full details will be published on the choir’s website. Tickets are £12, £10 concessions, with £2 students and children with reductions for group bookings, and can be booked by phone 01663 764012, email to tickets@st-georges-singers.org.uk or online at www.st-georges-singers.org.uk St George’s Church, Poynton


Sunday 16 June

Sunday 23 June

Barnby Choir Summer Concert Programme to include: Rutter The Sprig of Thyme, Gjeilo Northern Lights, MacMillan O Radiant Dawn, Buck The Returning Sea. Conductor by Lloyd Buck Information & tickets from shan@shanbristow.co.uk or phone 01625 520193 St. Bartholomew’s Church, Cliff Road, Wilmslow, SK9 4AA 7.45pm

Midsummer Tea Dance Dance to the sounds of the 30s, 40s and 50s (Ballroom, Latin, Jive, Charleston, Strolls and Fun Dances). Licensed Bar and Raffle. Tickets are £ 7.00 including tea and cake. Admission by ticket only, telephone 01625 585600 or 01625 586713. Proceeds in aid of Alderley Edge Methodist Church Sound plus Vision4All Appeal. The Festival Hall, Talbot Road, Alderley Edge, SK9 7HR 2pm to 5pm

Wednesday 19 June Lunchtime Concert Students from the RNCM. Admission is by programme £5, available at the door. Light lunches are served from 12 noon and the concerts start at 1.00 pm, lasting approximately 45 minutes. Information available on www.alderleyedgemethodistchurch.com or email aemcchurchoffice@gmail.com Alderley Edge Methodist Church 1pm

Thursday 20 June Friends Reunited Ladies Lunch (formerly The Bridge Hotel Prestbury Ladies Luncheon) Ladies – Get out your glad rags & don’t forget your hat! A delicious buffet lunch followed by watching Royal Ascot live on big screens! All the fashion & excitement of the day. Ladbrokes on hand to help with your bets. £25pp Contact Jane on 07798900682 to reserve your place. Pinewood Hotel, Handforth 12noon for 12.30pm

Saturday 22 to Saturday 29 June Wilmslow Green Room Theatre present Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense by P G Wodehouse, adapted by David & Robert Goodale An inventive, fast-paced comedy featuring P.G. Wodehouse’s iconic double act. To book tickets Tel: 01625 540933 Web: www.wgrsoc.org.uk Enquiries: mail@wgrsoc.org.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ WilmslowGreenRoomTheatre

Saturday 22 June The Lindow Singers and Sale Gilbert & Sullivan Society are proud to present HMS Pinafore. Tickets £12, Concession £10, Student £3 available on the door, from choir members or ring 01625 611124. Alderley Edge Festival Hall, Talbot Rd, Alderley Edge SK9 7HR 7.30pm

Tuesday 25 June Macclesfield Group of the Family History Society of Cheshire A visit to Quarry Bank Mill, Styal. Meetings are open to the public and admission is £2 per meeting including refreshments For further details please contact; macclesfield@fhsc.org.uk

Friday 28 & Saturday 29 June Plant Hunters Fair Entry to the lovely 12-acre gardens & plant fair is only £3 Henbury Hall Gardens, Henbury, Macclesfield, SK11 9PJ 10am to 5pm

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 June Bollington Open Gardens Weekend Tickets, £5 adults, children free available from the Bridgend Centre, Leisure Centre, Belfields, Heathcotes. Also, at the gardens and on the Green. Tickets include list and map of open gardens. Cakes & refreshments on the Green (Old Market Place) High St, Bollington 10am to 4pm each day

Don’t forget! Copy deadline for the next issue:

Monday 10 June Tel: 01625 879611 email: info@insidemagazines.co.uk

Sunday 23 June Prestbury Gardening Club Open Gardens Day in Prestbury during the afternoon. Ring Mary Hindle on 01625 827700 for further details.

Compiled by Claire Hawker > email: claire@insidemagazines.co.uk

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Declutter Your Life If you can’t lay your hands on items you need because they’re buried under piles of junk; if you’re constantly moving items from one pile to a new ‘temporary’ pile; if you find yourself thinking, “I can’t throw this away, it might come in useful one day,” you’re probably a clutter-victim. You could tune into the new Netflix series ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,’ in which expert declutterer Marie will teach you how to transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredible Japanese KonMari Method. Her method is based on a ‘once-cleaned, never-messy-again’ approach. If that’s a bit too extreme, but you are ready to have a good sort out and spring clean, the following tips might help you. ■■ Deal with one room at a time and the task will seem less daunting. Stick with that room until it’s finished. ■■ Choose a nice day and take the room contents outside. Psychologically it’s easier to sort and let go if you’re one step removed. It’s also less likely that the clutter will make it back inside the house! ■■ Sort everything into three piles - label them dump, donate and keep. Be realistic: if the item in question hasn’t been used for over a year it is unlikely you will ever use it.

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■■ Deal with the dump and donate piles. Do this before anything comes back into the house. It’s much harder to mess up your good work if the stuff is physically gone. ■■ Sort and label - place the remaining items in clearlylabelled boxes. Make sure there is a temporary box to house items which really belong in another room. As each room is sorted those items can be replaced, and other misplaced items can be housed there, while the de-cluttering process continues. ■■ The maxim ‘A place for everything and everything in its place’ is a good one. As you return the items you’re keeping to the room, keep small items in clear plastic boxes and store them in cupboards or wardrobes. ■■ To keep on top of things, instigate a ‘one thing in: one thing out’ rule in future. It will make you think twice about acquiring something if you know something else must go. ■■ Finally, once a week, take two bags and go through your home. One bag is for rubbish, the other for items in the wrong place. When you’ve finished throw the rubbish away and replace the misplaced items. Follow these small steps and in a relatively short space of time you will be enjoying a calm and clutter-free environment. By Claire Hawker


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useful numbers Churches Bollington United Reformed Church Bollington Christian Life Church Prestbury Methodist Church Quakers St Oswald’s Church St Gregory’s RC Church St Peters Church Prestbury Tytherington Family Worship

Schools 01625 613029 01625 578100 01625 424361 01625 562109 01625 422849 01625 572108 01625 827625 01625 615195

pharmacies I Rowlands & Co The Village Pharmacy, Prestbury

01625 574401 01625 829216

Dentists Bollington Dental Practice Prestbury Road Dental Practice

01625 574609 01625 432300

Doctors Bollington Medical Centre Hope Cottage Surgery, Prestbury

01625 462593 01625 827319

01625 421000 0161 483 1010 111

Leisure Centre Bollington Leisure Centre Macclesfield Leisure Centre

01625 574774 01625 383981

Libraries Bollington Library Prestbury Library Macclesfield Library

01625 378266 01625 827501 01625 374000

Police Non Emergency

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Post Offices West Bollington Post Office Tytherington Post Office

01625 572025 01625 572138 01625 572021 01625 572037 01625 572767 01625 422192 01625 422192 01625 383000 01625 383033 01625 384071 01625 466414 01625 610220 01625 426138 01625 827898

Travel Bus & Train Times National Rail Enquiries Manchester Airport

0871 200 2233 0345 748 4950 0808 169 7030

Utilities

Hospitals Macclesfield Hospital Stepping Hill Hospital NHS Non-Emergency

St John’s Primary School Bollington Cross Primary Rainow Primary School St Gregorys’ Catholic Primary Dean Valley Community Primary Beech Hall School Little Griffins Nursery Mottram St Andrew Primary Prestbury C of E Primary Bollinbrook Cof E Primary Marlborough Primary School Tytherington High School All Hallows Catholic High School Fallibroome High School

01625 572378 01625 869042

Electricity – Power Loss Gas – Emergency Water – Faults, United Utilities Environment Agency Floodline

105 0800 111 999 0345 672 3723 0345 988 1188

Helplines Alcoholics Anonymous Al-Anon Childline Citizens Advice Bureau Crimestoppers Directory Enquiries National Dementia Helpline RSPCA Samaritans

0800 917 7650 020 7403 0888 0800 1111 03444 111 444 0800 555111 118 500 0300 222 1122 0300 1234999 116 123

Other Bollington Town Hall Bridgend Centre Bollington Arts Centre Bollington Veterinary Centre

01625 572985 01625 576311 01625 573863 01625 572999

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