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ASTRA THE AWARD WINNING BRAND NEW

Vauxhall’s seventh-generation Astra is finally here. With its all-new design features, powertrains and technology, you really don’t want to miss the opportunity to experience the all-new lightweight, aerodynamic, efficient and more spacious Vauxhall Astra. Vauxhall OnStar available on several trim levels on the Astra.

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UNBEATABLE COST AND SERVICE

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Vauxhall OnStar is our pioneering people friendly technology that’s puts you in touch with an individual and not a machine. The pioneering system offers:• Automatic Crash Response • Roadside Assistance • 24HR Emergency Call Service • Wi-Fi Hotspot • Vehicle Diagnostics • Stolen Vehicle Assistance Vauxhall OnStar, your personal on-board assistant.

YOUR VAUXHALL’S SERVICE AND A YEAR’S ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

VAUXHALLS Test £149 ON OVER 3 YEARS OLD .88

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GO Vauxhall Edenbridge Station Road, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6HL 01732 423 190

www.govauxhall.co.uk Official fuel consumption figures mpg (l/100km) for the new Astra range at time of publication: urban 38.7-67.3 (7.3-4.2); extra urban 62.8-85.6 (4.5-3.3); combined 51.4-78.5 (5.5-3.6). Official CO2 emission figures range from 128-95g/km.#

#Official Government Test Environment Data. Official EU-regulated test data is provided for comparison purposes only and actual performance will depend on driving style, road conditions and other non-technical factors. Car shown for illustration purposes only. ^Fixed-Price Interim Service offer applies to selected Vauxhall passenger cars and commercial vehicles over 36 months old. Excludes Antara, Vivaro, Movano, VXR and engines over 2.0L. An Interim Service is not a Main Service. Offers available to Retail customers only. Participating Retailers only. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer excluding the redemption of Vauxhall Service Club vouchers. No cash alternative available. One per vehicle. Cannot be transferred to another vehicle. Offer ends 30 June 2016. Vauxhall Roadside Assistance is provided by RAC Motoring Services. General Motors UK Limited t/a Vauxhall reserves the right to modify the terms of this promotion at Vauxhall’s discretion at any time. Correct at time of going to press.

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Contents

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Sudoku ..........................................................................................................................................................12 Editor’s Note .................................................................................................................................. 14 & 16 What’s On: July & August .........................................................................................................................20 Business Feature: Kent Pension Services ............................................................................................22 Latest News: The Business Innovation Zone ....................................................................................24 Eden Valley Loyalty Card ......................................................................................................................32 Community Feature: Kent Search & Rescue .....................................................................................34 Community Pages ......................................................................................................................36 & 38 Sudoku Solution .......................................................................................................................................41 Local Clubs and Organisations ......................................................................................................42-44 Prize Crossword: sponsored by The Barrister Broker ..............................................................47-48 Business Feature: The Barrister Broker .............................................................................................50 Useful Numbers ........................................................................................................................................52 Index of Advertisers ................................................................................................................................54

Next issue deadline: Friday 29th July

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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 £25! Go to www.edenbridgedirectory.co.uk for further information and full advertising prices or email info@edenbridgedirectory.co.uk.

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FEMALE

Painter & Decorator NVQ Qualified Fully Insured Reliable, efficient service

Andrew Hudson

M.F.H.T V.T.C.T

• Sports and deep tissue massage • Injury/area specific massage

Call Caroline on:

01883 717 278 07887 514 915

• Post operative joint rehabilitation • Therapeutic and relaxing massage treatments also available Flexible appointment times

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Garden Maintenance Services ■ Full Garden Maintenance Service. ■ Planned programmes throughout the year - designed for you. ■ Plant selection, sourcing, planting, turfing. ■ Pruning, weeding, mulching, mowing, lawn care. ■ Annual contracts, short-term or one-off arrangements. ■ Registered for Green Waste Removal let us recycle your green waste in an environmentally efficient way. ■ Patio and driveway cleaning. ■ A Buy With Confidence Approved Trader. Please see our website www.allseasons-llp.co.uk or contact: 01892 610302 | 07895 908242

Allseasons Landscaping & Design LLP | Registered in England | Partnership No OC328096

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Odd job / handyman Indoors: The small business pensions manager

Is automatic enrolment giving you a headache? Whether you’re an employer or a business adviser looking to help your clients with automatic enrolment, we’re here to help. Kent Pension Services is a dedicated workplace pensions and automatic enrolment consultancy. Get in touch to find out how we can help you. COMPLY?

Outside:

Decorating Tiling Laminate flooring Flat pack assembly Carpentry

Fencing Pruning Decking Hedging Planting

All general maintenance jobs undertaken

EMBRACE?

Contact us Tel: 01892 871242 Email: enquiries@kentpensionservices.co.uk www.kentpensionservices.co.uk /kentpensionservices

@kentymms

Call Peter to arrange for a quotation on

07971 658 994 or 01732 865 418

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 41 for solution

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J.Penfold

Heating & Plumbing GAS & OIL BOILER INSTALLATION GAS COOKER & FIRE INSTALLATION UNVENTED HOT WATER SYSTEMS BATHROOM INSTALLATION POWERFLUSHING GAS LANDLORD SAFETY CERTIFICATES FREE QUOTATION CALL NOW FOR A RELIABLE AND PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER…

Phone: 01732 866353 Mobile: 07912 654349 EMAIL: jgpenfold@hotmail.co.uk

Branding + Identity Delivering distinctive and engaging branding. Memorable logos and corporate identity with a clear, focused message.

Digital + Web Design At the core of my digital design is clear thinking, creative, clean design concentrating on functionality and usability.

Print + Illustration Bringing all the pieces of visual communication into balance, to present a coherent, consistent message. Please visit my web site for examples of work www.smedway.co.uk sarah@smedway.co.uk 01732 863179

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Editor’s Note

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Dear Neighbours, It's been another busy couple of months with so many things taking place as usual. When I saw the recent 'From Source to Tap' open day advertised in this magazine I immediately booked myself on as, apart from doing my best to use water environmentally, I'd not really put much thought into what happens before it comes through my tap. Our water provider, Sutton & East Surrey Water, organised the open day for customers at Bough Beech Reservoir and I was not disappointed. The highlight for me was going into the water tower - both at the top of the reservoir and underneath. EVE Edenbridge, our local gallery, has been putting on more exhibitions which are free to the public to visit. I thoroughly enjoyed a recent exhibition put on by the Eden Valley Artists and was not even there 5 minutes before taking a real shine to one of the exhibition works - a stunning painting by Elitta Fell titled 'Sand Lizard'. I'm pleased to say it is now hanging at home and I enjoy it every day.

Not long after I went to print with the last issue I attended a special event at the Business Innovation Zone on Fircroft Way, hosted by Gillian Humble. I'm always impressed at the amount of activity taking place at the centre and admire her for the amount she does for the local community. Our local MP Tom Tugendhat was also at the event and I couldn't resist a quick 'selfie' with him. He's always very obliging too! You can read more about what Gill and the team have been up to and all the latest initiatives on page 24. The 'Selfie' is a phenomenon born from social media and last month saw a huge social media event take place at Salomon's in Tunbridge Wells. Over 100 delegates were there and a host of social media experts sharing their knowledge with everyone. I was really honoured to be invited to be on the 'Expert Panel' with 6 other social media specialists answering questions from the audience and sharing my top tips. When I'm not working on this magazine I work with local businesses to help them with their social media and marketing. It was great to bump into some familiar faces from here in Edenbridge (Pictured Left L-R: Anita Black (Options Beauty Salon), Me, Kam Winchester (Acupuncture in Eden) and Julie Pell. I My view from the stage also took a picture when I was up on stage so you can see how busy it was. It really was a great event and you can find out more about Social Day and future events at www. socialday.co.uk Summer is here...it's not...yes it is... How many of you made it over to the Valence School Vintage Vehicle event last month? Now that was a sunny day and there were hundreds of people gathered outside the front of the school to watch a super display of cars make their way along the 'hill climb' route. The smell of fuel hung in the air, people sat on the grass enjoying their picnics, petrol heads and vintage car owners showed off their vehicles to visitors. It was a splendid afternoon out. They have another big event planned for 9th July and you can find more information about this on page 51.

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Options Beauty Salon Situated in the heart of the High Street for nearly 20 years, we offer a great range of beauty treatments given by professional, qualified Beauty Therapists in a clean and friendly environment.  Dermalogica skin care treatments  Hot Himalayan detoxifying salt massage  Cellulite treatments  IPL permanent hair reduction with Lynton Lasers Ltd  Waxing value packages  Manicure & pedicure

Signature Treatment by Ali

 Summer Beauty Tip 

Prolonged exposure to the sun causes water to evaporate from skin. The first line of defense against sun damage is using targeted products that contain both SPF and antioxidant vitamins. • Drink at least 8 glasses of plain, filtered water every day • Eat water-rich fruits & vegetables: watermelon, apples, grapes, broccoli and blueberries to boost hydration • Use a minimum of SPF15 daily - even on overcast days • Avoid oily, blackhead causing sunscreens

My signature treatment is Indian Head Massage. I opted to qualify in Indian Head Massage early on in my career as I was leaning towards the more holistic treatments and services that I could provide as a beauty therapist. I am thrilled that I can now bring

We also have guest expert clinics available most weekdays from: The Foot Works | Sarah Lewzey Acupuncture in Eden | Kam Winchester Reflexology | Sophie Esdaile Chakra Balancing & Mediation | Paula Adams Semi-Permanent make-up | Gillian Huntley

Our guest experts have been chosen by Anita (salon owner) to compliment our treatments and offer our clients an extended menu all under one roof!

this treatment to the Options headaches, migraine or sinus Beauty Salon treatment menu. pain or if you just need to clear a busy mind. This 30 minute treatment uses specific techniques on I use the Indian oil blend from the face, neck, decollete, Comfort Zone aromasoul to shoulders and scalp and is help bring about a sense of profoundly relaxing. Great if peace and equilibrium. you suffer from neck tension, Treatment cost £35.00

40 High Street  Edenbridge  TN8 5AJ  01732 864635  optionsbeauty.co.uk

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Stangrove Park was recently transformed by the local Rotary Club of Edenbridge & Westerham for the Family Fun Day and Dog Show. There were plenty of stalls lining the grounds from local businesses, community groups and charities as well as entertainment for the children. More than anything were dogs the eager participants of the Dog Show (or maybe that should be the eager owners). There may have been grey skies over Edenbridge but the rain stayed away and the temperature was very mild indeed. And finally...do you want to be in with a chance of winning a bottle of champagne? Our crossword sponsor is The Barrister Broker and he is giving a bottle of fizz to the winner of the prize crossword which you can find on page 48. Complete the puzzle, send in your answers and you'll be entered into the draw. Please note that age restrictions do apply. I hope you enjoy this issue and please 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. Until next time... Laura Burton-Lawrence | Editor - The Edenbridge Directory e: info@edenbridgedirectory.co.uk PO Box 142, Edenbridge TN8 9AQ Twitter: @lburtonlawrence Facebook: www.facebook.com/edenbridgedirectory

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FLEXIBLE YOGA

Call Zoe on:

07866 724020

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DROP IN COST:

Contact Zoe to arrange a time and place that suits you

£10 per hour

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What's On July & August

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Don't forget - it's FREE for local groups, organisations and charities to list their events in The Edenbridge Directory. Email event details to: info@edenbridgedirectory.co.uk by the relevant copy deadline or call Laura on 01732 864 878 for further information.

Tuesday 5 July

Tuesday 2 August

Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce: Member’s meeting - 6.30-8pm, BIZ Centre, Fircroft Way, TN8 6EL.

Edenbridge U3A: AGM - 2-4pm, Crockham Hill Village Hall. All retired/semi-retired welcome. Find out what's on offer.

Friday 8 July

Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce: Member’s meeting - 6.30-8pm, BIZ Centre, Fircroft Way, TN8 6EL.

Saturday 9 July

Headway Drop-In Service - 10.30am-12noon, BRIDGES Centre, High Street, Edenbridge.

Free Guided Walk around Edenbridge - 6.30pm, leaving from Eden Valley Museum.

Edenbridge Fuchsia & Pelargonium Society: Around The World in Pictures" by Janet Herbien 8pm, Rickards Hall, High Street.

EdenARA: Rob Tompsett - Ukelele player - 2.15-4.15pm, WI Hall, Edenbridge. New members welcome. Valence School "Come Fly With Us" 5.30pm. See page 51 for full details.

Tuesday 12 July

Wednesday 10 & 24 August Thursday 11 August

Friday 12 August

Edenbridge Afternoon WI: "Medical detection dogs" by Mrs Sharon Lynn 2pm, Edenbridge WI Hall.

EdenARA: Local invites - Strawberry Tea - 2.254.15pm, WI Hall, Edenbridge.

Wednesday 13 & 27 July

Free Guided Walk around Edenbridge - 6.30pm, leaving from Eden Valley Museum.

 Headway Drop-In Service - 10.30am12noon, BRIDGES Centre, High Street, Edenbridge.

Sunday 24 July

Hurst Green Tennis Club OPEN DAY - 10am4pm, Hurst Green Tennis Club, Mill Lane, RH8 9DG (off Hurst Green Road). Have a look at this longstanding family tennis club who are always keen to welcome players of all standards and abilities. There are two hard courts with floodlights and a clubhouse. Enjoy tennis, tea and cake.

Saturday 13 August

Wednesday 17 August

Edenbridge & District Ladies Probus: “The Andean Medical Centre" by Dave Goldsmith 10.30am, Kent & Surrey Golf Club.

Sarurday 20 August

Edenbridge Fuchsia & Pelargonium Society: Plant Show and Sale - 11am, Rickards Hall. Open classes for non-members. Refreshments Tombola and Plant Sale.

Wednesday 27 July

Forget-me-not Café - 1.30-3.30pm, The BRIDGES Centre, High Street, Edenbridge. For those recognising issues with their memory. www.forgetmenotcafe.org.uk

Thursday 28 July

Edenbridge Fuchsia & Pelargonium Society: "Secret Turkey" by Lorraine Harrington - 8pm, Rickards Hall.

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PLEASE NOTE: From 6-15 July the Eden Valley Museum will be CLOSED for a lighting refit.

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Business Feature

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Kent Pension Services

- the small business pensions manager embrace this opportunity and show their staff that they take their welfare seriously."

Ken works with both employers and advisers If you've been paying (accountants, financial attention to the advisers and payroll bureaux) news you’ll know using his expert knowledge that it’s the turn of in this area to look at the the small business best options available for a sector to comply business and either assist with with 'Automatic implementation or take on the Enrolment' - the law role of Pensions Manager for a introduced by the Government small business. in 2012 that requires every Saving for retirement is more employer to automatically enrol workers into a workplace important than ever before and automatic enrolment is a pension scheme if they: response to real issues: • are aged between 22 and • We are living longer. State Pension age • The ratio of working people • earn more than £10,000 a to pensioners is expected to year reduced therefore placing • work in the UK an increasing burden on For many small businesses, future generations of working complying with this new law is people. not a straight-forward matter. • Membership of workplace pension schemes was at This is why Chiddingstonean all time low prior to the based business man Ken introduction of automatic Tymms decided to set up enrolment. Kent Pension Services after spending 4 years working at For employers The Pensions Regulator, the You need to decide if you want UK regulator of work-based to do the least you possibly pension schemes. can and at the lowest possible "Although automatic cost to comply with legislation; enrolment is being imposed or embrace the opportunity on businesses, it does not and put in place a quality mean it's a bad idea." he says. pension scheme for your staff "Employers can either do the to help them plan for their minimum to comply with futures. the law, or they can in fact

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For business advisers Due to the specialist nature of automatic enrolment, adding it to your list of services may not be the best solution. You will want to be sure though, if you decide to partner with a specialist firm, that your propositions don't clash in other areas. At Kent Pension Services automatic enrolment is ALL they do and they can help your clients choose and manage a pension scheme, train and supply software and work alongside you behind the scenes, removing the worry of any conflict of interests. Don't put your head in the sand when it comes to automatic enrolment as there are penalties for doing so; Swindon Town F.C. ignored the issue which resulted in them paying a hefty fine of £22,900. If you would like to find out more about the services offered at Kent Pension Services you can contact Ken on 01892 871 242 or email ken@kentpensionservices.co.uk www.kentpensionservices.co.uk Facebook: /kentpensionservices Twitter: @KenTymms

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Business Innovation Zone Norton House Fircroft Way Edenbridge TN8 6EL

BIZ News... 01732 667 250

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CELEBRATING SUCCESS!

Since our last update we are pleased to announce that we have had 5 young people successfully complete the Working Journeys course. Cameron, Samantha, Josh, Levi and Anthony have all worked through this tailored course resulting in them raising their self-esteem and confidence and motivating them into successfully gaining or remaining in employment/ education. One of the new ways in which the BIZ works is to offer ongoing and continued mentoring, coaching and support to not only the young people who have completed our courses/programs but also to young people who would like our support. We will be running another Working Journeys course in the Autumn term so if you or someone you know might benefit from going on this, please get in touch.

NEW SKILLS SHARING SCHEME Following on from meetings with 'Men in Sheds' - an Age

businessinnovationzone.co.uk

UK initiative - we are looking at running a similar scheme at the BIZ. This is an intergenerational skill sharing scheme for older people to work together with young people. We will be starting this imminently and are now looking for members of the community to join us and help start it up. Just contact us for further information.

community who have kindly offered to have our young people help them with their garden maintenance. This new concept is a win-win for everyone involved. Our young people get an opportunity to gain much needed work experience whilst enhancing their skills and giving back to the community by supporting our older generation.

OUR EUROPEAN VISITORS

DOG FRIENDLY

At the end of April we had our European visitors over to share with them the work we have been able to achieve since launching the centre. It was a hugely busy week for us and lots was achieved. It was great to see our local MP Tom Tugendhat and Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Peter Kingham joining us at one of our presentations.

HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?

As part of our great new way of working to get young people into employment we have been recruiting volunteers from the

The variety of activities taking place at the BIZ is amazing. We are delighted to announce the return of Pennie Clayton who will be running a 'How to have a happier and healthier dog' workshop on 3rd July. This workshop will give an overview of how to improve all areas of your dog's life. For further information, please visit our Facebook Page or contact Pennie at info@ horseandhoundschool.co.uk

CAN WE HELP YOU?

We are very flexible in the help we provide so if you need any assistance then give us a call on 01732 667 250, email info@ businessinnovationzone.co.uk If you have any ideas or suggestions for helping us enhance our community then let us know!

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Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Edenbridge Opening in the summer 2016! Monkey Puzzle Edenbridge, is part of an award winning group which currently consists of 33 nurseries. For over thirty years Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries have been working closely with parents, staff and Ofsted to deliver childcare of the highest quality, providing children with unlimited opportunities to learn, develop and grow within a safe, secure and caring environment. Our setting in Edenbridge, previously the NatWest building which is conveniently located on the high street and only a 5 minutes walk to Edenbridge Town Rail Station, has been under renovation since early April and has been specifically designed to meet the needs of babies and young children. At Monkey Puzzle Edenbridge, we aim to ensure that your child positively benefits from our quality provision. We aim to provide a warm and nurturing environment in which each child can flourish and reach their full potential. We endeavour to support every child in our care in order to ensure they achieve their utmost, develop confidence in their own abilities and a lifetime love of learning. With large, bright open plan rooms, creative outdoor play areas and a variety of equipment providing children with a stimulating environment in which to thrive.

We recognise and understand that during the Early Years children grow, develop and learn more rapidly than at any other time of their lives. Hence we do not take lightly our role in the care of your child. We want you to feel both happy and secure when you leave your child in our care. We recognise the importance of good manners and respect for others and believe this enables our children to be well prepared for life outside the Nursery environment. We are dedicated to providing the children in our care with a strong foundation for life, and believe that a quality Early Years education provides children with the best opportunity to achieve their full potential both while at the Nursery and in the future. We believe that parents/guardians are a child’s principal carers and first educators; therefore we value and respect their role. We also understand the importance of regular communication and keeping you informed of every stage in your child’s development. We know that family participation in a child’s education is essential and can help a child’s positive development.


Why Choose Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Edenbridge?  Award winning nursery group  We are open Monday to Friday – 51 weeks of the year  We offer full day sessions from 7.30 am to 6.30 pm  Morning sessions from 7.30 am to 1.00 pm  Afternoon sessions 1.00 pm to 6.30 pm  All main meals and snacks prepared on site  Branded Nappies, wipes and creams all included in the price  Modern security systems, including CCTV cameras throughout the nursery  Amazing outside play area with impact absorbing safety surfacing  Supporting children’s exploration of technology as a learning tool  Private, secure, dedicated parking  Communication with parents/carers through our online secure learning book. Our fees are inclusive of freshly prepared breakfast, lunch, tea, snacks and drinks. Daily menus are carefully selected by a professional nutritionist to meet energy requirements of growing children.

For all our latest news and photos, please ‘Like’ our Facebook Page: / monkeypuzzleedenbridge If you would like to view our nursery please call our head office on

0845 2720898 or 01442 878887 and we will be happy to arrange a time that suits.

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The Forge Singers, a well established musical theatre group, have been entertaining the residents of Edenbridge and surrounding areas (including Winston Churchill and Lord Astor at Hever Castle) since the 1950’s! Now is YOUR chance to get involved with this fantastic group. Would you like to gain experience working backstage? Maybe you’d like to try your hand at make-up, hair, props or scenery painting? Or perhaps you could be the next Musical Director with your skills? We would love to hear from you. We are a fun loving group of all ages ranging from 12-80 and perform a range of shows twice a year. Contact Karen on 01732 864471 or Tracie on 07968 021639.

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Loyalty Card

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£50 worth of vouchers to be won each month! Recent winners of the Loyalty Card draws are:  Patricia Chatfield was very surprised to have won £50.00 in vouchers, she said "I've never won anything like this before." She collects most of her stamps in Something Special and Bradford Electrical. She was presented with her vouchers by Barbara Heath, shop manager at Something Special.  Wilma Baugh was presented with her £50.00 of vouchers by Paul Bradford. She is a regular in the town centre and collects most of her stamps from Halo and Bradfords. “It was a lovely surprise” she said when she received the phone call to say she had won. She is a keen supporter of the local Edenbridge businesses and still considering what she is going to treat herself to with her winnings.

Next time it could be you! How it works - Simply pick up a FREE Loyalty Card from any of the participating businesses and start collecting stamps. For every £10 spent you will receive a stamp, maximum 3 cards for any transaction. Each card takes 6 stamps, once full add your name and address details and deposit in one of the collection boxes (locations below). Your card will then be entered into the prize draw for that month with one lucky winner getting £50 of vouchers to spend in any of the participating businesses. There is no limit to the number of cards you can submit in a month; the more you fill the greater the chance you have of winning! For more information visit www.edenvalleychamber.org.uk or email info@edenvalleychamber.org.uk

Participating Businesses AAL Heating & Plumbing

Eden Valley Museum

Magonlias at home

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Kent Search & Rescue - helping to find missing vulnerable persons across Kent members do not receive any expenses or financial benefit. The charity is funded entirely from public donations.

I first came across Kent Search & Rescue (KSAR) when I attended a Forget-me-not Café at the BRIDGES Centre earlier in the year. Steve Holman, Community Liaison for the charity had been invited to give a presentation at the café about the services of this fabulous Kent-based charity. KSAR are a registered charity providing teams of qualified search technicians called upon to search for vulnerable missing persons, people who under normal circumstances may not be able to look after themselves; this includes children, elderly people with dementia/alzheimer's or people with learning disabilities. The team also are called upon to search for people who are depressed or suicidal. Every one of their members is a volunteer, carrying out a number of varying roles within the organisation from search technicians to administrative roles. This means that 100% of all the money they raise goes towards vital equipment and operational costs and

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They work closely with Kent Police, local authority and other emergency services, responding to 999 calls only. KSAR members make themselves available 24 hours a Day, 7 Days a Week and 365 Days a Year.

techniques, evidence handling and crime preservation and much more. During this time you would also be expected to attend bi-weekly training nights which take place on a Monday between 7.30pm and 10pm.

Become a KSAR volunteer Operational search members need to be 18 years old or above and be fit enough to carry out the duties of a search team member. Maybe you enjoy long walks, cycling or swimming - you would be ideal! Age is not a barrier to joining as non-operational roles within the organisation also need to be managed such as publicity, fund raising and logistical support. You will be invited along to an induction evening where members will tell you about what they do, why they do it and how you can become a member. As you can imagine, the training does take some commitment. As a search technician you would be required to attend a training course over 3 separate weekends in order to learn the various search techniques, medical safety, navigation

You might want to get your dog involved and train as a search dog handler. Air scenting dog teams are trained to NSARDA standards and called upon with the search for missing people. You and your dog will learn valuable search techniques and must be able to commit to at least 2 days training per month with the dog team in addition to the general training requirements. If you would like to find out more, contact KSAR on: 01233 800 165 info@ksar.co.uk | www.ksar.co.uk @K_S_A_R @KentSearchandRescue KSAR Training Officer Stuart Kenny, seach dog Sky and Steve Holman were studio guests on The Community Show

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Edenbridge Town Band celebrate 150 years In May the Edenbridge Town Band held a special concert at the WI Hall to celebrate their 150th Aniversary with members from the past and present in attendance. At the celebration a presentation was made to Ian Crouthers, the band's Principal Cornet player and Chairman to Musical Directory David Pocock, for 60 years as a member of Edenbridge Town Band.

Pictured centre: Ian Crouthers presentation and on right: L-R: Kim Pocock, Katherine Markha, Christina Divall, Debbie Crouthers, Tracey Divall, John Beard, Robin Pocock, Debbie Divall, John Henriett, Andrew Diplock, Elizabeth King, Gillian Passey, Tony Markham, Glenn Masson.

Great result for fundraising CAB Quiz

In particular they would like to acknowledge those many businesses in Edenbridge and In May, the Friends of elsewhere that donated raffle Edenbridge & Westerham CAB prizes (Marinos, Tom Bell’s, held their annual quiz night EdenClean, Pipers Florists, at The Eden Centre with 15 Tesco, DebonHair, Farringtons, teams and nearly 120 people in Costa Coffee, Options Beauty attendance. This raised the sum Salon, Paydens, Something of £1,618; the highest amount Special, Halo Hairdressers, La ever raised at any event in the 17 Botte, Quality Tandoori, the year history of the Friends. Barbers, T. Allman, Dominos, Graham Coldman and the Park Farm Fruit Shop, The Swan team would like to thank those at Marlpit Hill, Lingfield Park many friends and supporters Resort/Racecourse) and both that attended the Quiz and Dion Massey at Penshurst Fine helped to achieve this result. Foods at Crowborough and Bob

Dockerty at Larkins Brewery, Chiddingstone who aided considerably in defraying the costs of both food and drink at the event. Their final thanks go to Peter and Chris Prickett, the Quiz Masters, who ran the Quiz at their own cost and who have done so for more years than they may care to remember.

NEW Shop Safe, Stay Safe Scheme

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A new scheme to help vulnerable people and people living with dementia to shop safely has been launched. Businesses are encouraged to join the scheme and display a Shop Safe, Stay Safe sign advising people that they can go into the shop and receive help if they need it. Residents who sign up provide

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details of a family member, friend or carer to contact in the event of an emergency. They are also given a keyring with a unique code and if they need help, shop workers can call Sevenoaks District Council with the unique code and the Council will call their emergency contact. Businesses and residents who would like to sign up to the scheme should call the Council on 01732 227000 or e-mail

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The uplifting power of singing and music… and a massed chorus finale with standing ovation! by Sylvie Bee

"A good few weeks have passed since our Three Counties Community Choir Festival World Tour at Edenbridge Parish Church on Saturday 14th May, yet we, humble, enthusiastic amateur singers are still humming. The event was organised by local ladies’ choir, A Cappella, and was performed by over a hundred singers representing 7 Choirs from surrounding counties. The choirs came from a range of backgrounds but all share a common belief that singing can be enjoyed by everyone and that high quality can be achieved when people have the chance to express themselves in a supportive group. As the person chosen to orchestrate the fund raising side of this Festival for Breast Cancer Now, one thing became quite clear to me and to my fellow singers: singing has a tremendous uplifting power on people and certainly promotes unprecedented generosity.

Whilst we thank also the generous internet donors, it is the audience who contributed the bulk of the amazing £1,300 total raised for Breast Cancer Now. The audience that filled the Church, despite other community events and the Eurovision song contest the same evening. The audience, including the 100+ performers, who home baked those lovely pink cakes or paid for them very generously at the interval and afterwards. The audience that sang with us when prompted and cheered us with profusion as we sang our hearts out. The entry was by donation at the door, yet the buckets soon filled up on the way in and on the way out. Were we really that good?

Sylvie Bee ready to fill her buckets

A Cappella started out as a small group singing for family services in Church and now have regular Christmas bookings at Ightham Mote and Hever Castle. If you would like to book us for a private or community function, please contact Jacky Hintze on 01732 503 606 or via email to jacky.hintze@outlook.com."

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Clubs and Organisations

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Amateur Dramatics, Music & Dance

Monday evenings, autumn, winter & spring at the Eden Centre. www.marlingsmorris.co.uk

A Cappella Ladies’ Choir jacky.hintze@outlook. com / 01732 503 606 Sundays - 7.45-9pm at Edenbridge Parish Church.

Sequence Dancing Club Judy Cutler - 01732 700 533 Thursdays 7.45-9.45pm & Saturdays 7-10.15pm, Four Elms Village Hall

Edenbridge Bellringers Richard Dyson - 01732 860 234 or rjdyson@ tiscali.co.uk Tuesdays 8pm, St Peter’s and St Pauls, Edenbridge Edenbridge Music & Arts Trust Annual programme 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. K 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 Ladies North West Clog dancing.

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Songsters ‘Singing for fun’ drop-in for adults. Jacky - 01732 503 606 or jacky. hintze@outlook.com Meet: Weds 2-3.30pm, Eden Centre

Arts & Crafts Eden Quilters Joyce Staplehurst - 01732 700 559 Every fortnight on Mondays, 1.303.30pm at the Eden Centre. Eden Valley Artists (EVA) Mary - 01732 864 203 info@ edenvalleyartists.com or www. edenvalleyartists.com Painting for Pleasure Art Club Tina - 01732 867 280 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

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

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

Edenbridge & District Astronomers Regular mtgs/ viewing evenings edenbridgeastro@gmail.com www.edenbridgeastro.org.uk

The Eden Centre Bookings - 03000 414 010

Edenbridge & District Rifle Club JG Atherton - 01732 863 000

The Pavillion (Lingfield Rd) Bookings - 01732 862 761

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

Royal British Legion Bookings - 01732 863 628 WI Hall (Edenbridge) Bookings - 01732 865 368

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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Edenbridge Allotment Gardens Michael Wort - 01732 865 007 Edenbridge Cacti & Succulent Society Geoff Southon - 01732 866 295 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

Al-Anon Family Groups Lynda - 01342 870 664 Tuesdays, 8-9.30pm, Allison Room, Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre. Close friends & relatives of alcoholics. www.al-anonuk.org.uk

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

Alcoholics Anonymous Every Thurs, 7.45-9.15pm at BRIDGES Centre, Edenbridge High St. First meeting each month ‘open’, other meetings ‘closed’.

Eden Divers Claire - 07738 006 051 Meet: Every Weds, 8pm at The Old Eden. info@eden-divers.com www.eden-divers.com

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

Scouts In Edenbridge Beaver Colony (6-8 yrs) C 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 Anthony - 07738 232 296 ect_youthworker@btinternet.com Every Fri, 7.30-9.30pm, former Eden Church (term time) | £1 pw 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,

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 or Ray Tatnall - 01732 862 849 Edenbridge Bonfire Society Charles Laver - 01732 863 120 info@edenbridgebonfire.co.uk Meet: 05/11/2016, Lingfield Rd Edenbridge Branch RNLI Andrew Varney - 01732 863 826 Edenbridge Community First Responders David Turner - 07551 954 571 edenbridgecfr@outlook.com

Edenbridge Freemasons Stephen Marshall 01892 822 910 (evenings) Meet: Four Elms Village Hall Edenbridge Hospital League of Friends Jo Naismith - 01732 860 148 www.ehlof.org.uk Edenbridge U3A C Byrne - 01732 862 999 Last Tues each month, 2-4pm at Crockham Hill Village Hall. Edenbridge & Westerham Rotary Club Jim Burbridge - 01732 866 787 Tuesdays 7pm, Pavillion, Lingfield Rd Edenbridge Voluntary Transport Service Edenbridge Hospital Contact - 01732 865 353 10am-12.30pm Mon-Fri

Charity Commission Reg No 283968

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 (Afternoon) Women’s Institute Mrs Val Oliver - 01732 667 926 Meet: 2nd Tues each month from 2pm at the W.I. Hall, Edenbridge Edenbridge (Evening) Women’s Institute M Kuell - 01732 863 022 3rd Tues each month, 8pm, WI Hall Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce Peter - 01732 866 444 1st Tues each month at 6.30pm at the Business Innovation Zone. Eden Valley Museum Trust Alex Paton - 01732 868 102 www.evmt.org.uk Family Action Building Bridges Support for those caring for children 01732 860 560 Weds 9-10.30am (term time only), Childrens’ Centre, High Street

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Clubs and Organisations

July/August 2016  The Edenbridge Directory Headway Drop in 01892 619 001 Every Weds - 10.30am12noon, BRIDGES. Hever Bullen WI Mrs J Smithson - 01342 850 472 2nd Weds each month, 8pm, Hever Village Hall. MIND Day Services Advice and support 01732 743 902 Last 2 Tues each month, 10-11.30am, 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 mth, 7.30pm, Old Eden

Volunteer Centre 01732 454 785 | volunteering@imago.community Voluntary Care for the Elderly Funding to help the elderly Mary Grieve - 01732 862 526

Outdoors

Mon 9.30-11.30am (term time). Free play for 0-4 yrs, storytime, songtime and crafts | £1 per family - refreshments & childrens snack

Social Groups Astor Senior Citizens Club Joan Clements - 01732 865 011 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 2nd Fri each month, 2.15-4.30pm at the W.I. Hall, Edenbridge Edenbridge Friendz Pauline Collins 01732 864 291 or John Froud 01732 862 917 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 Sevenoaks District Seniors Action Forum (SDSAF) Roger Bryan - 01322 664 754 sdsaf@7oaks.net | www.sdsaf.org

Sports Clubs Crockham Hill Tennis Club Peter Stapleton - 01732 866 288

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

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

Parents & Toddlers

Edenbridge Hockey Club Julie Partridge 01732 505 616 Tuesdays 7-8.30pm, Leisure Centre

National Childbirth Trust Sevenoaks and Tonbridge Edenbridge and Westerham Rep: Louise Jones 01732 300 507 For chat & support Toddler Clubs at The Eden Church Sparkling Fishes 07799 130 557 www.edenchurch.edenkent.org

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Edenbridge Judo Club (5yrs+) Sensei Dave Mansi 01342 311 011 Edenbridge Mens RFC Contact: blair.clubley@gmail.com Edenbridge Minis RFC Gareth Roberts: garethdroberts@ btinternet.com

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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) Lingfield St Piers Badminton Brenda or Peter: 01732 862 035 Fridays from 8pm. Marlpit Hill Snooker Club John Hale - 07977 565 208 Nomads Football Club Nigel Ship: 07979 508 745 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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The Barrister Broker - reducing your legal costs

I’m always impressed by the amount that takes place in our town and I recently went along to The Eve Galley on Fircroft Way to view an exhibition by the Eden Valley Artists – a group of local artists and sculptors… If you’ve not been to the gallery before it’s definitely worth a visit – the exhibitions change frequently so there’s always lots of different works to enjoy. But back to the work of The Barrister Broker and how I help people significantly reduce their legal costs… I regularly receive enquiries from people who either have or have had a solicitor acting for them but who have become fed up with the legal process because of a lack of progress, increasing costs or no end in sight. By this point they are becoming emotionally exhausted and feeling at a loss as to how things are going to end. They then start looking for alternative solutions which is where I come in. As an example, I was contacted by a member of the public

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Health Care Chemists - Boots 01732 863 215 - Paydens 01732 863 211 Edenbridge Medical Practice 01732 865 055 Edenbridge Hospital 01732 862 137 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

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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 2016  The Edenbridge Directory Accountants

Education

Painting & Decorating

WBD Accountants ...............1 Chiddingstone Nursery ..........................26 Ashley James Chase .................................23 Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery .....28-29 Caroline Mee .......................................................9 Advertising edenbridgetown.com ........38 Sunnyfields Day Nursery ......................17 Paul Tapper .....................................................41 Edenbridge Directory ........16 Electricians

Pension Services

24-7 Electrical ..................................................8 Amateur Dramatics Forge Singers ..................31 All Aspects Electrical Contractors ...23 Entertainment & Events Architectural Services Km Creations ........................27 Valence School 'Come Fly With Us'.......51 Estate Agents Barbers

Kent Pension Services ...............................12

RB Autos ................................35 Foot Health The Foot Works ............................................39 Carpenters/Joiners Causeway Joinery ................27 Garden/Outdoor Services Copycats ..................................53 All Seasons Landscaping John Simmons ...................13 & Design ..............10 & 45 Precision Joinery ...............33 Arbormedic Tree Services .....................41

Places of Worship

Pest Control RW Lock Pest Control ....................................6 Sure Kill ...............................................................23

Pet Services

Hair For Men .........................52 LeGrys Havelock ........................................56 Lucky Cat Sitters .........................................25 Pet Patrol 365 ...............................................10 Fitness & Leisure Business Telecoms Yappy Days .........................................................9 JK Comms Ltd ......................9 Clare’s Pilates* ...............................................49 Edenbridge Leisure Centre .................5 Photographers Car Services Edenbridge RFC ..........................................30 Sharon Turner Photography ..................10 Accelerated Motor Flexible Yoga ...................................................18 Picture Framing Repairs ...........19 Dee-Jay Picture Framing .......................25 Alfred Coker & Sons .......17 Florists Go Vauxhall ..............................3 Piper's Florist .................................................52 Framing by David .......................................33 Grace Community Church ....................40

Plumbing & Heating

A A L Heating & Plumbing ........................7 Colin Lutley ......................................................45 Eden Plumbing ............................................39 DriveStyle ..........................................................46 Evans Plumbing & Heating ....................10 Childrens Activities Edenbridge Leisure Centre ..................37 Well Kempt Gardens ................................35 J Penfold Heating & Plumbing .........13

Gifts

Double Glazing

Language Tutors

Plumbing Suppliers

BlackDog Microsystems Ltd ...................7 Something Special .....................................15 TrueBuild* ............................................................8 Calico Computers ......................................39 Graphic Designers Property Maintenance/ PS TECH ..........................................................55 Sarah Medway ............................................13 Improvements Edenbridge Roofing ....................................6 Complementary Therapies Health & Beauty Acupuncture in Eden .................................33 Appearances Aesthetics ..........................49 Odd Job / Handyman .................................12 Body Mechanics ..............................................9 Eden Beauty Therapy ...............................21 RW Lock Roof Repairs ............................41 RK Wimble & Sons ........................................6 Consumer Services Options Beauty Salon ...............................15 Sovereign Construction .........................46 The Barrister Broker .....................................50 Slimming World ...........................................33 TN16 Handyman ...........................................9 Counselling & Psychotherapy Home & Interiors TrueBuild ...........................................................25 Helen Eckersley ..............................................52 Just Shutters ....................................................46 Social Clubs Magnolias at home ........................17 & 41 Domestic Services The Edenbridge Club ................................21 Magiclean .........................................................53 Ladies Fashion Designer Taxis Zero Dry Time ...............................................11 Fiona Dashwood .............................................23 Relyon Cars* .......................................................2 Edenbridge Window Systems .............18 French Classes with Sylvie ..........................46

Drain Cleaning

Locksmiths

Oxted Drain Services ...................................6 LockRite ............................................................49

Dry Cleaners

Mortgage Advisors

Eden Clean ......................................................45 Just Mortgages ...............................................53

Tiling TM Tiling ..........................................................33

Travel Nautilus Yachting* ........................................31

Vehicle Hire Practical Car & Van Rental ......................12

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The Edenbridge Directory - Issue 83 - July/August 2016  

The independent community magazine and business directory for people living and working in and around the Edenbridge area (TN8)

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