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Contents

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Sudoku ........................................................................................................................................................10 Editor’s Note .................................................................................................................................14 & 16 Local Events in July & August ........................................................................................................18 Business Feature: Handelsbanken ...............................................................................................25 Business Feature: appearances ....................................................................................................28-29 Business Feature: Fiona Dashwood Couture ..............................................................................30 Town Diary .................................................................................................................................................32 Community Pages .........................................................................................................................34 & 36 Community Feature: Edenbridge Players ..................................................................................38 Business Feature: The Barrister Broker .........................................................................................40 Business Feature: Howard Cundey Estate Agents ....................................................................42 Local Clubs and Organisations ....................................................................................................44-46 Sudoku Solution ......................................................................................................................................47 Prize Crossword: sponsored by Handelsbanken .................................................................49-50 Useful Numbers .......................................................................................................................................52 Index of Advertisers ..............................................................................................................................54

Next issue deadline: Friday 31st July

How to contact by phone: 01732 864 878 mobile: 07775 682 127 by email: info@edenbridgedirectory.co.uk by post:

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This useful magazine of local businesses and community information is delivered through your door every other month. You can find products and services that are provided by businesses in and around the local area. I hope you find this an invaluable reference point when looking for a local business or service. If you do contact one of the businesses that are advertising in here, please let them know you found then in The Edenbridge Directory. If you own or work in a business of which Edenbridge is part of your target market then why not try advertising here? Rates are incredibly good value starting from just £30! Go to www.edenbridgedirectory.co.uk for further information or for rate information, please email info@edenbridgedirectory.co.uk for a rate card.

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Sudoku

How to Play - Fill the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9, with no repetition! You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic there’s no maths involved and no adding up. GOOD LUCK! Turn to page 47 for solution

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Editor’s Note

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Dear Neighbours, I can’t believe we are midway through the year already, the summer solstice has been and gone, and the next season we’ll be welcoming in

will be autumn! As I’m writing this I’m still waiting for the heat wave to arrive which they keep promising on the news.

The last couple of months have been busy. Many of you know

that I like to get out and about as much as I can to support the local events taking place. I put my dancing boots on for a Rotary Dinner Dance recently at the WI Hall.

I may not

have won a prize for my fancy dress efforts (the theme was

black & white as you might have gathered from the picture)

but I had a wonderful evening out with friends. The Rotary Club were

fund-raising on the evening for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

and in total raised £715 for this good cause.

Among other things Russell and I attended a preview evening of an exhibition by the Eden Valley Artists at the TopFoto Gallery on Station Road.

We were delighted with our purchase of a

textile piece titled “Litter Bug” by Anne McCarthy - an absolute bargain and it looks very smart hanging in our hallway. Those of you who have been living in the area for a while will most likely remember the restaurant “Honour’s Mill” which is now an office to local company Nautilus Yachting.

I thought

it would make the perfect venue for a Chamber of Commerce business networking event so I

teamed up with owners Howard and Nicola Richardson of Nautilus Yachting,

booked Larmar’s Catering and we had about 30 local businesses attending.

The evening was a great success. If you are part of a local business and would like to come along to one of the Chamber events then simply send an email to networking@edenvalleyb2b.co.uk and I’ll add you to the mailing list.

I received this picture recently from readers Peter & Di Kingham who were trying to read their copy of the Directory only to find their puppy Jessie, had taken over ownership of their magazine.

So, if your family pooch is preventing you from reading your

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architectural drawings & services for planning applications extensions loft conversions new build space-planning

“ Km Creations provided us with a 1st class service...the planning process was completely painless.”

Mr & Mrs D, Edenbridge

“Thank you so much for your incredible hard work on the plans for our house-you did an amazing job, we are so grateful! Exciting times ahead!’’ Mr & Mrs Lowe, Dormansland

km c r e a t i o n s l t d before....and....after

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latest magazine, don’t forget you can also view it online via the website - www.edenbridgedirectory.co.uk - or I always leave copies at a few

outlets around the area (Edenbridge Town Station, The Eden Centre, Royal Mail office).

You may remember my announcement in the last issue about my new radio show which launched at the end of April. I’ve now produced 6 shows

and the show is going from strength to strength. It’s about all things community,

charity and fund-raising taking place in Kent and on the county borders. I’ve been promoting Edenbridge rather

a lot on the shows, even having local guests into the studio such as Symone Salwan from Home Instead Senior

Care who is also a local dementia expert and we have some more

guests from the area lined up over the coming months. It’s an

internet radio show so you can only listen to it online at www.channelradio.

co.uk (Thursdays 10-11am) and you can listen to past shows via the website

at www.thecommunityshow.net. Along with my husband Russell (The Barrister Broker) as co-presenter, we are having a great time working on the show together.

We have a fantastic ‘Fika’ hamper on offer to the winner of the prize crossword

courtesy of Handelsbanken. To enter the competition turn to page 50 and to find out exactly what a ‘Fika’ hamper is turn to page 25.

I hope you enjoy this issue and please, as usual, don’t forget to mention The

Edenbridge Directory if you are responding to anything you’ve seen featured in this magazine as it helps secure it’s future. October issue is 31 July! st

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Until next time...

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Local Events July & August

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Saturday 4th July

Edenbridge Primary School Summer Fayre - 11am-2pm. Lots of entertainment, stalls and fun for everyone. See page 34 for full information.

Wednesday 8th July

Edenbridge Town Band Open Air Concert - 7.30-9pm, Stangrove Park (outside Edenbridge Leisure Centre).

Thursday 9th July

Fuchsia & Pelargonium Society: Have some Madeira My Dear by Robert Pomfret - 8pm, Rickards Hall.

Friday 10th July

EdenARA: Humourous side of being an actor by Jonathan Fryer - 2.15-4.15pm, WI Hall, Edenbridge.

Saturday 11th July

Edenbridge Fairtrade Street Party 10-12noon, Edenbridge High Street. Celebrating 10 years of Edenbridge becoming a Fairtrade town. Part of the event will feature ‘The Great Edenbridge Fairtrade Town Bake-Off’. FREE Guided Walk through Edenbridge - 11am, leaving from Eden Valley Museum, High Street. Explore historic Edenbridge High Street. Walk along the old Roman Road and under the Old Crown Inn signboard, unique within Kent. Discover the stories of the buildings, industry and people of Edenbridge in days gone by. Call 01732 868 102 or email curator@evmt.org.uk for further information.

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July

Chiddingstone Causeway Fete - 2-4pm.

Thursday 16th July

Saturday 18th July

Four Elms Village Fete - 1pm,. Entry FREE. Large carpark £2 per car Programme gratis. Eden Valley Country Music Club present ‘Porridge’ 8-11pm, WI Hall, Edenbridge. Tickets £10 non-members, £9 members (under 15s £5) and includes supper. Call 01892 870 653.

Saturday 25th July

Chiddingstone Village Fete - 2-4.30pm.

Tuesday 28th July

Edenbridge U3A: AGM and information on groups - 2-4pm, Crockham Hill Village Hall.

Saturday 1st August

Fuchsia & Pelargonium SHOW - 10am, Rickards Hall. Refreshments, Tombola and Plant Sale.

Tuesday 4th August

Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce Monthly Meeting - 6.30pm at the Business Innovation Zone, Fircroft Way. Contact Di: 01732 866 444.

Saturday 8th August

FREE Guided Walk through Edenbridge 6.30pm, leaving from Eden Valley Museum, High Street. Explore historic Edenbridge High Street.

Saturday 15th August

Eden Valley Country Music Club present ‘Clear Cut’ 8-11pm, WI Hall, Edenbridge. Tickets £10 non-members, £9 members (under 15s £5) and includes supper. Call 01892 870 653.

Wednesday 19th August

Edenbridge & District Ladies Probus: The Real Downton Abbey by Ian Porter - 10.30am, Kent & Surrey Golf Club.

Thursday 20th August

Edenbridge & District Probus Club: Slow Train to Damascus by Major (Rtd) Paul Whittle 10.45am, Kent & Surrey Golf Club.

Edenbridge & District Probus Club: Forty Years as a Daily Mail Sports Writer by Brian Scovell 10.45am, K&S Golf Club.

Don’t forget it’s FREE to list details of your event on this page. Simply email details to: info@edenbridgedirectory.co.uk or by post to: PO Box 142, Edenbridge, TN8 9AQ

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If I say “Handelsbanken” you may be mistaken to think I was speaking to you in German. This is certainly not the case, Handelsbanken is in fact a Swedish bank with branches across the UK. I met up with Sevenoaks Branch Manager Nick Brooker to find out more about what makes Handelsbanken different and what exactly are they giving away for this issue’s prize crossword? Handelsbanken will be a new name to many people. How does its approach differ from traditional high street banks? In some ways it doesn’t. We are a full service bank with a comprehensive range of products and services similar to any of the high street banks. I guess the main differences are the quality of our service and the personal and bespoke element we offer all of our customers. Plus the ease with which people can contact us, discuss their needs and get a decision. So no call-centre or ‘dial one for...’ approach? That’s right. All of our customers deal with us directly through our branch in Sevenoaks irrespective of size or needs. They also speak directly to decision makers which is a major factor. Is your target market business customers, private individuals – or both? It is very much both. We don’t just cater for niche businesses or high-net worth individuals as is sometimes assumed. Our product range will suit anyone, whether business or personal, looking for a long-term banking relationship. In reality the bespoke element we offer often suits people who may have less straightforward banking needs and who want something tailored for themselves.

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Handelsbanken - a different way of banking

What about security? Is Handelsbanken a safe and secure place for people to deposit their money? Handelsbanken has been around since 1871 and is a very solid, prudently run organisation. We are very proud of the strong reputation we have in our market and this view is shared by those who monitor and assess the banking industry in general. We offer the same deposit protection scheme as other banks although ours is Euros 100,000 and is underwritten by the Swedish government. You have been open for business in Sevenoaks for a couple of years now. How has the response been so far? We have been very encouraged to date, attracting many local businesses and private individuals from the area, looking for a genuine long-term banking relationship. Many from the TN8 area in fact have heard about us, often through friends or associates and have become customers. How important for you is it to be part of the local community in which you operate? This is a big factor for us. We have already formed strong ties with some of the schools, sporting associations and cultural events in the area and will generally continue to support local community events and services where we can. We are also members of both the Sevenoaks and Eden Valley Chambers of Commerce. . Finally, I am pleased you have offered a prize of a ‘Fika’ hamper for our current crossword competition (pg 50)...but what exactly is ‘Fika’? Well, Fika is a Swedish tradition which, in simple terms, means coffee with cake. It is one of their traditions that we have been very happy to adopt in our Sevenoaks branch. So the lucky winner can look forward to a basket full of delicious Swedish goodies!

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appearances - Transforming the way we look Pt 6 If you are a regular reader of this magazine, you may recall that over the last several months I have been receiving aesthetic treatments from experienced Aesthetic Therapist Gillian Huntley of appearances, who will be celebrating 30 years in the industry next year and has specialised in Advanced Aesthetics for more than 15 of those.

upon the shape of your new brows and this is no quick process - in fact more than half the time I spent with Gillian (about an hour) was simply getting the shape right before anything else could start. Gillian uses a special measuring device to make sure they are the same size although, she said, “Eyebrows should never be twins, they should be sisters.” - as more often than not our faces are not symmetrical so it would be almost impossible to have Although her own clinic is in them identical anyway! Chisleurst, she treats many of her local clients (many as a result from these In order that I could have a better visual as features) at Options Beauty Salon here in to how they could potentially look Gillian Edenbridge. NEW SHAPE used a light pencil to go over the hairs that There are many treatments Gillian can carry would be removed. out for her clients which, as well as boosting Once agreed, the next confidence, can also transform their lives. step was to select the So far I have undergone: semi-permanent OLD SHAPE most suitable colour, the eye-liner, skin tag and red vein removal, closest match to my natural brow hair and clear mole removal and scar reduction which would also work with my hair colour. treatments. Gillian also performs: Having created so many WoW Brows over  medical tattooing the years Gillian has a keen eye to matching  thread vein/pigmentation removal colours for her clients  scar relaxation so the end results looks  skin peels with Image Skincare as natural as possible. Gillian Huntley in her clinic

The treatment I am having done for this issue is the most transforming yet, so I did take some time to think about it. The treatment? Eyebrow tattooing or “WoW Brows” as Gillian has nicknamed them. There may be a number of reasons why you would possibly consider having your eyebrows tattooed such as: over plucking, cancer treatments resulting in loss of hair, pale brow hairs or simply to redefine the shape of what you currently have. The first part of the treatment is to decide

Once I was happy with the shape, I then had the numbing cream applied so the process wouldn’t hurt. I may have looked a bit like an Ooompa Loompa but from my previous treatments I know this cream is fantastic at reducing any pain that might otherwise be felt.

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So what does it feel like? Well, thanks to the effects of the numbing cream all I could feel was an uncomfortable sensation but no pain. A couple of times throughout the process Gillian reapplied the numbing cream to one side while she worked on the other side. There was a redness around my eyebrows following the treatment which was to be expected but it soon went down. The healing process is very straightforward. Gillian runs through the do’s and don’ts and gives you a sachet of vitamin A & D ointment to help the healing process. After about 4 days the scabs which had formed over my eyebrows had disappeared and the only telltale sign was a few dry skin patches across my brow so

I continued to apply the ointment for another couple of days. You can see how they look in the before and after pictures below. I feel like I have been given an eye-lift! I will require a touch-up appointment in one month to ensure full evenness of colour and I can’t wait - this must be my favourite treatment so far! BEFORE - EYE BROWS

AFTER - WoW BROWS

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in case I changed my mind). After that she began tattooing the fine hair strokes onto my brows and gradually I could see the new, more defined shape forming. One of the final things she did was pluck out the hairs that had formed part of my original eyebrow.

If you would like to arrange a consultation with Gillian or book an appointment for WoW Brows or any other of the treatments she offers, call her on 07711 067 789 or email her at appearances4u@me.com. You can also find more at: www.appearances4u.co.uk /appearances4U @appearances4u appearances4u Gillian is delighted to announce that she is a finalist in the Kent Health & Beauty Awards 2015! Good luck Gillian!

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Fiona Dashwood Couture for the perfect fit

The first thing I asked local ladies fashion designer Fiona Dashwood when I popped in to see her at her studio in Marlpit Hill was - what is couture? “Couture,” Fiona told me “is an individual design of which there is only one.” This is what you get when you go to Fiona for an outfit - you’ll not have to worry about anyone else turning up with the same one! There are obvious reasons for visiting a designer such as for a wedding dress or outfit for mother of the bride/ groom (Fiona has designed a great many wedding outfits over the years) or any other special occasions and celebrations. One of her clients had a visit to the Queen so needed something extra special. Fiona trained at St Martin’s (now Central St Martin’s) in fashion and her first job was as a sketcher to the designer for well known fashion label Jaeger. Some readers may also remember her high street shop in Oxted which she ran for 13 years before closing it in 2013. Fiona has picked up many regular clients after creating that first outfit for a special occasion. So, just what is the process you go through when you see Fiona for a bespoke outfit? Firstly, size is never discussed - in the world of couture, clothes are not designed to a particular “off the peg” size but specifically to fit the client and it’s only those measurements Fiona is interested in. Fiona also needs to understand what occasion the outfit is for and how much freedom of movement her clients need. e.g. will they be dancing? All this information will help determine how the garment will be created to ensure flexibility and strength is incorporated for ease of movement. While you sit in the studio, Fiona will be busy sketching during the discussion and also looking at the best features the garment can draw upon to really compliment her client.

Of course her client will often have her own ideas as to what features she would like the outfit to emphasise. The second stage of the process is for the design to go to Fiona’s Pattern cutter who cuts all the intricate pieces in calico. This is made into a toile, which is a complete mock-up of the finished garment and is used to ensure that the measurements, shape and fit are correct. At this stage any adjustments can easily be made to the design before cutting in to the final fabric. So, how to choose the fabrics for your outfit? Fiona has a large selection of swatches in a multitude of colours and styles in her studio to choose from. She also takes some of her clients on a shopping trip to London to a huge fabric emporium which is also frequented by many top fashion designers to make choices there (and it’s rather fun too). Fiona likes to make sure there is plenty of time allowed for creating the outfits and completion usually takes place just a couple of weeks before the event date in order to allow for any variations in size by the client. As much as possible, Fiona will source her materials from British suppliers, and locally where possible. Each outfit is made using quality materials and created to last. This is just one of the differences you find when paying for handmade garments. Of course it will be more expensive but it will last you many more years. Rather than designing clothes in line with the latest fashions, her clothes are designed with style in mind so they won’t go out of fashion. So, if you have a special occasion coming up or need a new wardrobe for work, make Fiona Dashwood your first stop. If you can’t make it over to her studio for your consultation she’s quite happy to visit you at your home. Call Fiona on 07887 617 449 or visit www.fionadashwood.co.uk.

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September 2015

20 - Edenbridge Motor Show, Gabriels Farm, Edenbridge

October 2015 17 - Auction | Entertainment Night, WI Hall, Edenbridge

November 2015 7 - Edenbridge Bonfire Extravaganza, Town Centre/Recreation Ground

December 2015 5 - Edenbridge Christmas Spectacular, Town Centre

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Other Regular Events Every Tuesday Baby, Bounce and Rhyme Time - 10.30-11am, Edenbridge Library VAWK - 9.30am-12 noon, BRIDGES Centre. Help for anyone with questions about volunteering.

Every Wednesday

Health Walk 9.30am from the Leisure Centre, lasting approx 45 minutes and led by trained walk leaders. Everyone welcome. Contact Dave Arrowsmith on 01732 782 700 for more information.

Every Tuesday & Thursday Age UK, 9am-3pm, The Eden Centre

Every Thursday

Weekly Market, 9-1pm, Market Yard Car Park

1st & 3rd Saturday

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Edenbridge Primary School Summer Fayre Saturday 4th July 11am-2pm “Edenbridge Primary School will be hosting its Annual Summer Fayre on Saturday 4th July. The PTFA are planning lots of pocket money stalls and attractions to entertain all ages, including a bouncy castle, music and arena events. There will also be a children’s fancy dress competition (favourite film star/character), entry open to all! A BBQ, Ice cream van and other refreshments will all be on hand to quench everyone’s hunger and thirst throughout the day. We are planning what we hope will be a fantastic community event to which everyone is invited and we hope to see you there.

The school values the part it plays in the community and recognises the success it has with all its events is reliant heavily on community member support. We are currently seeking raffle, auction and stall prizes. Are you a local business or community member who is able to provide a voucher or gift to be used at the fayre? Or why not take the opportunity to sponsor a stall and have full company advertising displayed at the event. Any donations that are received are highlighted in our programme, last year over 200 were distributed and, as such, you can expect to reach a wide audience within our community. If you feel you are able to support our school fayre by way of a donaton, voucher or cheque (made payable to Edenbridge Primary School) please send it directly to the school marked for the attention of PTFA Summer Fayre. Should you wish it to be collected please contact the school on 01732 863 787 or office@edenbridge.kent.sch.uk. Thank you in advance for any support you may be able to give us.”

Headway in west kent launches new services community drop-in and buddy project Headway In West Kent – the brain injury association – has launched a new Drop-in service at The Eden Centre, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge. The drop-in is a social space for people over the age of 18 who have been affected by a brain injury. Visitors are warmly welcome to drop in for a drink and a chat with people with similar life experiences, or sit quietly to read a newspaper. Families, carers and friends are welcome to attend. A wide range of information will be available with staff and volunteers on hand to give advice and signpost to alternative Headway services and external organisations. There will be a regular programme of speakers to provide specialist information about their services and support available. The atmosphere is informal and relaxed, with just a small donation for refreshments. The Drop-in takes place every Wednesday from 1.30pm-3.30pm at The Eden Centre, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge. For more information about the community Drop-in services, contact Kate Hasted on 01892 619 001 or email dropin@headwaywkent.org

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Edenbridge swimmer a success in Scotland! Edenbridge swimmer Catriona Robertson has come fifth in Scotland’s national swimming championships. Catriona, who swims for Edenbridge Piranhas Swimming Club, based at Scencio Leisure Centre, took on the might of Scotland to make it to the final of the 100m freestyle, with just one and half seconds between her and the winning time. The 13 year old swimmer who lives in Edenbridge, also came ninth and 17th in the 50M and 200M freestyle respectively. Catriona who joined Piranhas aged eight was eligible for the Scottish Championships through her Scottish father, Bruce and was only accepted after meeting tough qualifying times.

Edenbridge Piranhas coach, Pete Lawrence said “Catriona did amazingly well – especially as she was injured for the last three months of her preparation”. “Catriona is the first swimmer we have had in a national competition and it just shows how far the Club and Catriona have progressed over the last few years and also how small clubs like ours can produce quality and potentially national competitors with the backing of the local community.”

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Edenbridge Players - a member’s perspective

The Edenbridge Players we have members who do not want to act and just have a long established support us with their skills in set building, painting, history in our community. costume sourcing, make-up and hair. The jobs are As with so many local endless and nobody will be turned away if they are organisations they have serious about joining and contributing in some had their ups and downs way. We also go on outings and theatre visits with the rise and fall in and when the opportunity arises go to open days membership but the group are determined to learn about acting, directing, theatre staging, to continue their presence in Edenbridge. I stage building etc. There are also many social caught up with Ulli Lukas who has been events organised throughout the year. a member for nearly 13 years, to find out What sort of commitment do members require if what she loves about being part of the they are involved in the productions? Edenbridge Players. Rehearsals usually last for about 3 months, starting What made you join the Players and at twice a week and then on Sundays as well about what was your first play? 4 weeks before the performance to build the set. Through our children, my husband and I The commitment is quite intense and a director became involved in their drama groups, will expect that whoever takes on a part, comes helping out backstage. My first part to rehearsals and learns lines and helps as much was in the Diary of Anne Frank where I as possible. The rewards are great - when the played ‘Miep’, the Dutch woman who audience applauses, your heart flow over with helped the Frank family. happiness whether you were on stage, back stage What previous experience in amateur or front of house - you are part of the team that has created it. dramatics did you have before joining? I had no real acting experience at all, just a great What do you personally get out of being a part of love for theatre, literature and all other arts and such a long established group in the local area? always felt I would love to be on stage. I love the fact that we are providing entertainment You not only act but you direct too. What do you for people. It is a great feeling to see people leave our shows with a smile. Many of the eldery enjoy about directing? audience might not have a chance to go to the For me, directing is like painting a picture. You theatres in London (I’m not saying we are giving read a ‘story’ and a picture develops in your mind, ‘West End performances’) so we try to give a with atmosphere, mood and emotion. When I professional performance within our own facilities. direct, the actors and I always take time to analyse everyone’s characters and understand why they At our dress rehearsals we invite residents from behave like they do. It is never just a case of some of the local care homes and supported living organisations and often this is their only chance to learning lines and going on stage. see any sort of show. I truly believe that we are How many members are there currently and what providing a service to our community. are the age ranges of the members? At present we have around 20 active members What are the key times of year for the players and ranging from their 20s to 70s. Not everyone acts are you able to give us a clue as to what the next so as a small group it can be difficult to cast plays. performance will be? We very much welcome new members of any We regularly produce two plays each year, a Spring age. To be a member and be involved is quite a play and an Autumn play. This year’s Autumn play commitment but of course there are so many is ‘Cranford’, a beautiful costume drama and was jobs to be filled in every production that there is a a popular series on TV not long ago. Caroline place for everybody, whether acting, backstage or Newman is the director and I am very much just making the tea. We always need people who hoping that I will get a part in this play, I always wanted to wear a ‘Mop Cap’. are good with a hammer, drill or screwdriver. If you would like to find out Is the group happy for more about your local amatuer inexperienced people to join and dramatics group, Edenbridge what help might they get with Players, contact Kirsty Hintze on improving their performing skills? 07749 932 269 or visit the website Absolutely, even now in our group Recent production: The Vicar of Dibley at www.edenbridgeplayers.co.uk

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The Barrister Broker - reducing your legal costs What a successful event the recent Edenbridge Hospital Fete was. Not only did most of Edenbridge seem to be present but the sun was shining and everyone was having fun. The Edenbridge Rugby Club were selling delicious hot dogs and the queue to their stall didn’t seem to stop! Congratulations to all those who took part in the organisation – you did the Hospital proud.

I have been especially busy over the last couple of months now wearing two hats; one working with Laura as copresenter of The Community Show which she presents on Channel Radio. For those readers who haven’t picked up on this yet, we present a live radio show every Thursday between 1011am covering all things community, charity and fundraising across Kent and the county borders and we give mentions and promotions to community events, etc. This is internet radio and you can tune in to our show at www. channelradio.co.uk.

are their legal expertise and lower cost. With much lower overheads than solicitors and different ways of working, barristers make a very cost-effective and value for money legal solution indeed, as my many client testimonials on my website show. Take a look at www. thebarristerbroker.com. Whilst the vast majority of my work relates to “who gets what” following divorce or a non-married relationship breakdown (i.e. the distribution of the family assets - house, car, money, etc.) and child arrangements (contact and residence of the children) my latest success involved the driving offence of speeding. A gentleman contacted me in urgent need of legal advice and representation at Sevenoaks Magistrates Court. He was charged with driving at 103 mph on the M25 (Clacket Lane). It was not his intention to dispute the charge but he obviously wanted to avoid a driving ban as speeds over 100mph are in line for a ban.

I arranged for my client to have a meeting here in Edenbridge with a senior barrister specialising in road traffic law a couple of days after our initial phone call, who then represented him in court a few days after. Thanks to the barrister’s expert knowledge and skilful mitigation, the result was that the client avoided a ban altogether. Mission accomplished. As one might imagine, the client was relieved beyond belief and extremely grateful that I had arranged matters My second hat of course is as The Barrister not only so quickly but had given him a barrister Broker, helping people avoid the cost of who, in the client’s own words “knew exactly solicitors by providing them with an alternative what he was doing”! way to deal with their legal issues quickly and For a local, compassionate and professional cost-effectively. For the benefit of new readers service, contact me in confidence on 01732 866 to my column I am not a lawyer and cannot give 562. legal advice. I am a freelance barristers’ clerk and facilitator enabling people requiring legal Remember, speaking to me costs nothing but I services to have direct access to a barrister – the could end up saving you thousands! legal expert – instead of going to a solicitor. The benefits in using the direct services of barristers

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Howard Cundey Estate Agents Passion for property and the local community

Elliott Dyer is an Associate Partner with Howard Cundey Estate Agents in Edenbridge who brings to the office a passion for property, fresh new ideas and an enthusiasm which is contagious; he loves character properties because throughout his childhood he lived in Grade II listed houses and he always wanted to be an Estate Agent. An ambition achieved!

There are some interesting facts about Elliott that not many people know and now would be a good time to share them with you: Elliott plays in a rock band as lead guitar and backing vocals, he is also a fine artist and paints in oils and pencil and he loves archery! Since his appointment at the beginning of 2014 he has thrown himself into the Edenbridge community, supporting local schools and other organisations and this is the second year that the office is sponsoring The Edenbridge Piranhas swimming club. Last year Elliott and Dan Berrisford, Senior Partner, turned up to present a cheque to the club and were surprised by the youngsters who pushed them fully clothed into the pool! As proud sponsors of The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance, all Howard Cundey offices hold a coffee and cake morning every year to raise donations. Elliott has been known to go the extra mile and in this photo he put on the Air

Ambulance mascot outfit and took to the High street. His love of property is evident in his everyday activities and he knows that nowadays with so many agents to choose from making the right choice can be difficult. “Buying a house is one of the biggest financial investments you will make. Here are what I believe to be some essential factors to consider when making your choice; Ideally your agent will have a passion for property and for delivering a personal and meaningful service combined with a good knowledge of the area, the locals and trends of current buyer behaviour. Your agent should value your home based on properties that are actually selling in the area. You do not want an overpriced house sitting around for long periods of time or one under priced for a quick sale. For me the service and care you will receive from a high street agent far outweighs that of an online agent. Dealing with your agent face to face makes all the difference. The stresses and strains that come with moving and the impact it has on people’s lives cannot be expressed via email or text. At Howard Cundey we also have dedicated sales progressors which is vital in looking after a sale from offer to completion. It can be incredibly reassuring to know the situation of everyone in your chain and that problems can be dealt with immediately keeping the sale in place.”

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Clubs and Organisations

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Amateur Dramatics, Music & Dance A Cappella Ladies’ Choir Jacky Hintze - jacky. hintze@outlook.com / 01732 503 606 Meet Sundays - 7.459pm at Edenbridge Parish Church. Edenbridge Bellringers Richard Dyson - 01732 860 234 or rjdyson@ tiscali.co.uk Meet: Every Tues, 8pm at St Peter’s and St Pauls, Edenbridge Edenbridge Music & Arts Trust Annual programme of Music & Arts Contact - 01732 862 418 Edenbridge Parish Church Handbell Ringers Contact: 01732 862 844 Meet: Every Thurs, 8pm, the Bell Tower, St.Peter & Paul. (Min age 15)

Edenbridge Players Get involved on-stage | back-stage. Kirsty Hintz - 07749 932 269 www.edenbridgeplayers.co.uk/ Edenbridge Town Band Lucy Gibb - 07766 391 766 Meet: Wed 7.30pm-9.45pm at Bandroom, Market Yard Car Park Folk Song & Music Singers, musicians & listeners Terry & Stephanie - 01732 864 487 Meet: Every 2nd Tues, 8.30pm at Queens Arms, Cowden Pound Forge Singers Amateur dramatics | pantos | musicals Denise Goodhew - 01732 868 327 Meet: Every Monday, 8pm at the W.I. Hall, Edenbridge. Informal Folk Music Players, singers & listeners welcome Ron Meads - 01892 740 407 Meet: Every 2nd Sun, 8.30pm,

Kentish Horse, Mark Beech Marlings Morris Gill Bilsland - 01883 712224 A ladies North West Clog dancing side practicing on Monday evenings, autumn, winter & spring at the Eden Centre. www.marlingsmorris.co.uk Songsters ‘Singing for fun’ drop-in for adults. Open to everyone. Jacky - 01732 503 606 or jacky. hintze@outlook.com Meet: Weds 2-3.30pm, Eden Centre

Edenbridge Chess Club Ian Falkner - 01732 864 762 Meet: Every Friday from 8pm at The Royal British Legion, High Street, Edenbridge Hurst Green Tennis Club Tel: 01883 714 324 hurstgreentc@ gmail.com

Hobbies & Interests

Arts & Crafts Eden Quilters Joyce Staplehurst - 01732 700 559 Meet: Every fortnight on Mondays, 1.30-3.30pm at the Eden Centre. Eden Valley Artists (EVA) A group of contemporary artists who organise gatherings, events and exhibitions. Mary - 01732 864 203 info@ edenvalleyartists.com or www. edenvalleyartists.com Painting for Pleasure Art Club Tina - 01732 867 280 Meet: Monthly every 1st & 3rd Friday, 2-4pm at St Paulinus Church Centre, Hillcrest Rd.

Facilities for Hire Cowden Memorial Hall Bookings - 01342 850 532 or cowdenhall@moonboom.com

Air Cadets - 340 (Edenbridge) Squadron ATC Meet: Every Monday and Thursday, 7.15 – 9.30pm on the playing fields adjacent to the Eden Centre on Four Elms Road (opp. Fircroft Way) www.edenbridgeaircadets.co.uk Brownies Terri Scanes - 01732 862 198 Meet: Every Monday 5.30-7pm, Rickards Hall, Edenbridge Cowden & District Horticultural Society Andrew Coulter - 01342 850 174 Shows: 6th Apr, 6th Jul, 7th Sep 2.30pm, Cowden Memorial Hall Edenbridge & District Astronomers Regular mtgs/ viewing evenings edenbridgeastro@gmail.com www.edenbridgeastro.org.uk Edenbridge & District Rifle Club JG Atherton - 01732 863 000

Crockham Hill Village Hall Bookings - 01732 866 408 clive.folkard1@btinternet.com

Edenbridge & District Twinning Association Exchanges with Mont St Aignan Jean Cust - 01342 850 249 www.edta.org.uk

WI Hall (Edenbridge) Bookings - 01732 865 368 hft (Edenbridge) Bookings - 01732 782 724

Edenbridge Allotment Gardens Michael Wort - 01732 865 007

Games Bingo Club (over 18s only) Secretary: 01732 863 628 Meet: Every Weds from 8pm at The Royal British Legion, Edenbridge

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Cowden Indoor Bowls Club The team play in a league John Crittenden - 01342 850 894 Meet: Every Tuesday at 8pm, Cowden Memorial Hall

Edenbridge Cacti & Succulent Society Geoff Southon - 01732 866 295 Meet: 4th Tues each mth (3rd Tues Dec), 7.30pm, Crockham Hill Village Hall

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Edenbridge Historical Society Chrissie Stevens - 01732 865 634 Meet: 1st Thurs each month from 8pm at the W.I. Hall, Edenbridge Edenbridge Stamp & Postcard Club Derek Hamilton - 01732 862 561 Meet: 3rd Thurs each month from Sep-Jun (excl. Dec) from 8.15pm at St Paulinus Hall, Hillcrest Road Edenbridge U3A Study Groups for retired people. Chris Byrne - 01732 862 999 Meet: Last Tues each month, 2-4pm at Crockham Hill Village Hall . Eden Divers Claire - 07738 006 051 Meet: Every Weds, 8pm at The Old Eden. info@eden-divers.com www.eden-divers.com Scouts In Edenbridge Beaver Colony (6-8 yrs) Chris Barrow - fictionmoon@gmail. com Mondays (term time) 5.30-6.45pm Cub Pack (8-11 yrs) J Madden - juliemmadden@ hotmail.com Thursdays (term time) 6.15-8pm Scouts (10-14 yrs) Andy King - 01732 862 587 / scouts@1stedenbridgescouts.org.uk Fridays (term time) 7.15-9pm Explorers (14+ yrs) Andy King - 01732 862 587 Every Weds (term time) 7.309.30pm Youth Services ECTreme Youth Club Varied activities for 11-18 year olds Anthony - 07738 232 296 ect_youthworker@btinternet.com Meet: Every Fri, 7.30-9.30pm, former Eden Church (term time) Cost: £1 per week

Edenbridge Youth Forum Keith Rowell - 07786 624 943 Meet: 1st Mon each month, 6:309pm at HOUSE in The Eden Centre.

Organisations & Societies Age UK Helen Vicary - 03000 422 882 Meet: Tues & Thurs, 9am-3pm, The Eden Centre, Four Elms Road. Chiropody service every two weeks and hairdressing services. Al-Anon Family Groups Lynda - 01342 870 664 Meet: Tuesdays, 8-9.30pm in The Allison Room of the Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre. For close friends and relatives of alcoholics. Alcoholics Anonymous Meet: Every Thurs, 7.45-9.15pm at BRIDGES Centre, Edenbridge High St. First meeting each month ‘open’, other meetings ‘closed’. Autism All Stars ASD Support Group Alison or Andrew - 01732 867 402 Meet: 1st Thursday each month (including school holidays) from 1-2.30pm in hall 2 at The Eden Centre, Edenbridge. www.thesparkleandshineasdsupportgroup.co.uk Registered Charity No: 1152681 Crockham Hill WI Mrs Linda Brown - 01732 862 604 Meet: 1st Weds each month, 2.30pm, Crockham Hill Village Hall Edenbridge & District Ladies Probus Club Lesley Dix - 01732 865 287 Meet: 3rd Wed. each month at The Kent & Surrey Golf Club. Edenbridge & District Probus Club Bob Greenland - 01732 862 448 Meet: Third Thurs each month at the Kent & Surrey Golf Club, Crouch House Road, Edenbridge

Edenbridge & District Rail Travellers Association Working to safeguard, retain and improve local rail services Geoff Brown - 01732 862 604 Membership: Ray Tatnall - 01732 862 849 Edenbridge Bonfire Society Charles Laver - 01732 863 120 info@edenbridgebonfire. co.uk Meet: 07/11/2015, Lingfield Rd Rec Edenbridge Branch RNLI Andrew Varney - 01732 863 826 Edenbridge Freemasons Stephen Marshall 01892 822 910 (evenings) Meet: Four Elms Village Hall

Clubs and Organisations

Edenbridge Fuchsia and Pelargonium Society Lorraine - 01732 700 209 or Chris 01732 865 475 Meet: 2nd and/or 4th Thursday from 8pm, Rickards Hall

Edenbridge Hospital League of Friends Jo Naismith - 01732 860 148 www.ehlof.org.uk Edenbridge Rotary Club Jim Burbridge - 01732 866 787 Meet: Every Monday, 6pm at hft, Philippines Cl. (off Hever Rd) Edenbridge Voluntary Transport Service Edenbridge Hospital, Mill Hill, Edenbridge, TN8 5DA Contact - 01732 865 353 Office hours 10am-12.30pm each weekday Charity Commission Reg No 283968 Edenbridge (Afternoon) Women’s Institute Mrs Pat Crocker - 01732 863 894 Meet: 2nd Tues each month from 2pm at the W.I. Hall, Edenbridge

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July/August 2015  The Edenbridge Directory Edenbridge (Evening) Women’s Institute M Kuell - 01732 863 022 Meet: 3rd Tues each month, 8pm, WI Hall Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce Peter - 01732 866 444 Meet: 1st Tues each month at 6.30pm Eden Valley Museum Trust Support your museum Alex Paton - 01732 868 102 | www.evmt.org.uk

Outdoors Edenbridge Strollers Ian Falkner - 01732 864 762 Monday mornings for ½ day walks www.edenbridgestrollers.org.uk

MIND Day Services Advice and support Contact: 01732 743 902 Last 2 Tues each month, 1011.30am, Edenbridge Hospital. Royal British Legion Club Contact: 01732 863 628 Women’s Section: 01732 868 164 RNLI Edenbridge John Proctor - 01732 700 310 Sustainable Edenbridge sustainable.edenbridge@gmail.com Meet 2nd Thurs each month, 7.30pm, The Old Eden Volunteer Centre Contact: 01732 454 785 e: volunteering@vawk.org.uk Open: Tues 9.30am-12.30pm at the BRIDGES Centre Voluntary Care for the Elderly Funding to help the elderly Mary Grieve - 01732 862 526

National Childbirth Trust Sevenoaks and Tonbridge Edenbridge and Westerham Rep: Louise Jones 01732 300 507 Meet: regularly for chat & support

Social Groups Astor Senior Citizens Club Joan Clements - 01732 865 011 Meet: Every Tues. 1.30-3.30pm at the Fircroft Association, Spitals Cross - just come along! Edenbridge Active Retirement Association (EdenARA) Mrs S King - 01732 864 487 Meet: 2nd Fri each month, 2.154.15pm at the W.I. Hall, Edenbridge Edenbridge Friendz Pauline Collins 01732 864 291 or John Froud 01732 862 917 Meet: Weds social club for adults with learning disabilities, 7-9pm, hft, Phillippines Close | Fridays for swimming 6-7pm, Leisure Centre. Edenbridge Club (The) Contact: 01732 863 495 Older Persons Lifestyle Group Carole & Chris Ore - 01732 862 020 Meet: Every Wednesday, 11:30 1pm at The Eden Centre. Sevenoaks District Seniors Action Forum (SDSAF) Roger Bryan - 01322 664 754 sdsaf@7oaks.net | www.sdsaf.org

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Sports Clubs Edenbridge Cricket Club Darryl Easton 07973 728 593 (juniors section) / Jon Woodman 07740 075 540 (seniors section) www.edenbridge.hitscricket.co.uk

Parents & Toddlers

Toddler Clubs at The Eden Church - Sparkling Fishes Family Action Contact: 07799 130 557, or www. Building Bridges edenchurch.edenkent.org Support for those caring Meet: Mon 9.30-11.30am (term for children. time). Free play for 0-4 yrs, Contact: 01732 860 560 storytime, songtime and crafts. Weds 9-10.30am (term Cost: £1 per family - refreshments time only), Childrens’ & childrens snack Centre, High Street Hever Bullen WI Mrs J Smithson - 01342 850 472 2nd Weds each month, 8pm, Hever Village Hall.

Talk Time Make friends and share activities Edenbridge Library: 01732 862 600 Meet: Every Weds - 10.30-12.30

Edenbridge Hockey Club Julie Partridge 01732 505 616 Tuesdays 7-8.30pm, Leisure Centre Edenbridge Judo Club (5yrs+) Sensei Dave Mansi 01342 311 011 Edenbridge Mens RFC Blair: blair.clubley@gmail.com Edenbridge Minis RFC Gareth Roberts: garethdroberts@ btinternet.com Edenbridge Piranhas Swimming Club Bruce Robertson - 01732 864 544 www.edenbridge-piranhas.org.uk Edenbridge Spitfires FC (6-13yrs) Robert Johnson 01732 866 545 www.edenbridgespitfires.co.uk Four Elms Cricket Club Stuart Bradley 01732 867 636 (seniors) / Pauline Crowhurst 01732 357 170 (juniors) Lingfield St Piers Badminton Brenda or Peter: 01732 862 035 Meet: Fridays from 8pm. Marlpit Hill Snooker Club JG Abel - 01732 863 298 Nomads Football Club Nigel Ship: 07979 508 745 Meet: Wednesdays from 7pm Oxted Cycling Club Russell - 07970 507 657 www.oxtedcc.org Westerham Cycling Club Mark Brewer - 07808 141 114 mark@westerhamcyclingclub.co.uk www.westerhamcyclingclub.co.uk

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NAME: ................................................................... TEL: ....................................... ADDRESS: ............................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................... Closing date for entries is Friday 31st July 2015. Winner and crossword solution to be announced in the next issue of The Edenbridge Directory. First correct entry drawn will win. Judges decision is final.

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Prize Crossword

July/August 2015  The Edenbridge Directory

Fill in your details on the form on the previous page and send in your completed entry to PO Box 142, Edenbridge, TN8 9AQ by Friday 31st July for your chance to win a ‘Fika’ hamper courtesy of Handelsbanken (see page 25 for what Fika hamper is). 01732 452 920 or website www.handelsbanken.co.uk

Across

Down

7. Wise choice to visit this seaside resort (9)

1. Fifty on six balls in port (5)

8. Lass originally from South West Ireland (5)

2. Capital city heard to be South of the border, that way (6)

10. D  rink wild beer to confuse and lose bearings (8)

3. Woolly garment worn at the bay (8)

11. P  ortable sleeper isn’t down but could be if not careful (6)

4. Detest little Edward I heard and so terminated (7)

12. Giant gorilla is partly from China (4)

5. Transporting across the Mersey maybe? (8)

13. E li clears bilge to meet the required standards (8)

6. Don’t expect to find deciduous trees here in this colourful country (9)

15. The song says it wants me, but I don’t want to go to the 19th US state (7)

9. Bail out over Indonesian island (4)

17. Just think, in the picture you will have it (7)

16. Mimic has correct ratio Timothy (8)

20. Gent must travel here for neckwear I hear (8) 22. Watery abode for monster north of the border (4) 25. American gals can be found in Norfolk (6) 26. Practice is about the funeral car (8) 27. Cold home but you can’t turn up the heat! (5)

14. Safe mooring place in Alaska (9) 18. Popular resort at pit top (8) 19. Smelly task is it? (7) 21. Found in Donegal South as well (4) 23. Puts off the engine failures (6) 24. A bird gets to the dam in Egypt (5)

28. Ideal mountain to get a sweet slice (9)

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Useful Numbers

July/August2015  The Edenbridge Directory Health Care Chemists - Boots 01732 863 215 - Paydens 01732 863 211 Edenbridge Medical Practice 01732 865 055 Edenbridge Hospital 01732 863 164 Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (Pembury Hospital) 01892 823 535 Hospice in the Weald 01892 820 500 NHS Direct (free from landline/ mobile) - 111 Support Alcoholics Anonymous 08457 697 555 Citizens Advice Bureau 03000 422 888 Childline 0800 1111 Community Safety 01732 227 000 CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111

Dog Control Service 01732 227 000 N.S.P.C.C. (help & advice) 0808 800 500 Police - Non-emergency 101 R.S.P.C.A. (cruelty & advice) 0300 1234 999 Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 Volunteer Transport Service 01732 865 353 Transport Bus enquiries -Traveline 0871 200 22 33 -Southdown Buses 01342 719 619 National Rail Enquiries 08457 484 950 Airport - General Enquiries -Gatwick 0844 892 0322 -Heathrow 0844 335 1801 Domestic Suppliers Electricity 0800 783 8866

Gas, National Grid 0800 111 999 Water 01737 772 000 Local Services | Information Clean Kent - 0845 345 0210 Council Emergencies - 9am-5pm 01732 227 000 - After 5pm 01732 462 222 Edenbridge Children’s Centre 01732 864 045 Edenbridge Leisure Centre 01732 865 665 Edenbridge Town Council 01732 865 368 Library (at the Eden Centre) 03000 41 31 31 Post Office 0845 722 3344 The Eden Centre (Four Elms Rd) 03000 414 010 Volunteer Centre 01732 454 785

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Index of Advertisers

July/August 2015  The Edenbridge Directory

Caterers

Accountants

Double Glazing Repairs & Installation

Pest Control

Architectural Services

Eden Clean ............................................17

Picture Framing

Barbers

Estate & Letting Agents

Plasterers

Gifts

Home Instead Senior Care .............48

WBD Accountants ...........1

Cheetah Pest Control ............................47 Edenbridge Window Systems ........22 RW Lock Pest Control ......................27 SureKill ......................................................8 edenbridgetown.com ......36 Drain Cleaning Oxted Drain Services ............................12 Photographers The Edenbridge Directory ..........37 Dry Cleaners Sharon Turner Photography ..........23

Advertising

Electricians

Dee-Jay Picture Framing ....................47 Km Creations ...................15 24/7 Electrical .....................................6 Framing by David ................................17 Hair For Men ...................17 Howard Cundey .....................................24 Steve Nixon ............................................17 Bookkeepers LeGrys Independent Estate Agents ...56 Plumbing & Heating ikeepbooks ......................19 Events & Entertainment AA Larmar Plumbing & Heating ......7 Cars - Servicing The Community Show .....................39 Colin Lutley .............................................43 Eden Plumbing ......................................12 Accelerated Motor Fashion Designer Repairs ........26 Fiona Dashwood Couture ..................27 J Penfold .................................................52 Kent Heating Solutions .....................8 Alfred Coker & Sons .....13 Fitness & Leisure TN8 Boilers .............................................11 RB Autos ............................7 Clare’s Pilates* .....................................32 Carpenters/Joiners Edenbridge Leisure Centre ..............5 Printers Buzz Digital ...........................................11 Causeway Joinery .........31 Copycats .............................43 Florists Property Maintenance & John Simmons .................10 Piper’s Florist .........................................8 Improvements Garden Services Pearl Carpentry & Odd Job / Handyman ...........................47 Joinery Services....27 AG Garden Care ...................................39 RK Wimble & Sons .................................53 Precision Joinery ..........48 All Seasons Landscaping & Design ..13 RW Lock Roof Repairs .......................47 Arbormedic Tree Services ...............43 Southern Property Support .............55 Carpet Fitters Blooming Planters ...............................48 Sovereign Construction ....................17 Robbies Carpet Fitting Service .......27 Expert Lawn Care ....................................9 True Build .................................................23 Well Kempt Gardens ...........................41 Recruitment

Larmars Catering .................................20

Coffee Shops

Something Special ..............................31

Graphic Designers

Safety & Security

JPro Services Ltd ................................35 Buzz Digital ...........................................19 Social Clubs Children’s Activities Sarah Medway ......................................12 The Edenbridge Club ............................41 Edenbridge Leisure Centre ..............33

Chimney Sweeps

Mr Jolly Chimney Sweep ....................53

Computer/Technology Services

BlackDog Microsystems ...................15 Calico Computers ................................53

Consumer Services

The Barrister Broker ..............................51

Health & Beauty

Taxis

appearances .........................................29 Relyon Cars ...............................................3 Eden Beauty Therapy .........................21

Tiling

Home & Interiors

Magnolias at home ...............................21

Marble Specialists

Bowerland Stone ................................9

Mortgage Advisors

TM Tiling ..................................................11

Vehicle Hire

Practical Car & Van Rental ..................11

Vets

Portland Vets ............................................2

Counselling & Psychotherapy Just Mortgages ....................................10 Website Designers Painting & Decorating Buzz Digital* ........................................32 Helen Eckersley .....................................32 Ashley James Chase ..........................11 Lynda Jones ............................................11 Caroline Mee .........................................8 Domestic Services Paul Tapper ..........................................17 Magiclean ................................................52 SOS Oven Cleaning ...............................53

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The Coffee Room .................................13


The Edenbridge Directory - Issue 77 - July/August 2015  

Independent Community Magazine and Business Directory for people living and working in the Edenbridge area (TN8)

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