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Issue 93 • March/April 2018

Formerly The Edenbridge Directory

Connecting local people and businesses in the TN8 area • 6,300 copies delivered FREE each issue by Royal Mail Covering all of TN8 including: Bough Beech • Chiddingstone • Cowden • Crockham Hill • Four Elms • Hever • Mark Beech • Marsh Green • Pootings


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Contents 8

Sudoku

30-31

Clubs & Organisations

12,14

Editor’s Note

34

Eden Valley Loyalty Card

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Feature: Chiddingstone Real Football

39-40

Prize Crossword

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What’s On in March

41

Sudoku Solution

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What’s On in April

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Useful Numbers

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Feature: Riverford Home Delivery

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Index of Advertisers

Look out for News from the Community articles throughout the magazine p18

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p36

Get in touch The Editor: Laura Lawrence 01732 864 878 info@edenbridge-magazine.co.uk The Edenbridge Magazine is an independent publication produced by Laura Lawrence.

May/June 2018 copy deadline: Friday 30th March 2018 Printed by: Warwick Printing Company Ltd Distributed by: Royal Mail throughout the TN8 area

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@edenbridgemagazine @lburtonlawrence /in/lauraburtonlawrence The Edenbridge Magazine cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions or endorse companies, products or services that appear in this magazine. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the prior permission of The Editor.

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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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Note from the Editor... Dear Neighbours, I hope you’ve all had a good start to the year, despite the cold and wet weather we have had. I do love the beautiful skyscapes winter brings to the area. It’s been a tough job squeezing all the content into this issue and I’m sure you’ll notice that there are plenty of new advertisers who have come on board too. It seems there were few who escaped the horrid flu virus that was doing the rounds (and still is) and unfortunately I was not one of them so it was a very quiet end to 2017 and start to 2018 for me which felt most unusual. I was actually glad that the Forge Singers Panto, Jack and the Beanstalk, was a little later than usual so I was fully recovered when I had my first visit of the year to the WI Hall (if you've been reading this magazine for a while you'll already know that much of my local social life takes place there). Entertained? I most certainly was, a thoroughly enjoyable night out and probably my favourite panto so far. All the cast did a great job, the prompt was on top form but my favourite character of this particular production was Buttercup the cow (played by Nikki Sinclair). Well done to Directors Tracey Newbury and Di Kingham and of course the entire team who worked hard us to bring us this production.

The following week I was back at the WI Hall for another event, the annual Scout Quiz Night which saw the hall packed with quizzers and I was there with my team, The Chamber Pots. A great night was had by all and the Scouts raised £1,155.00 from the event. Thinking of events, I'm looking forward to this year's Edenbridge Motor Show and the date is Sunday 9th September at the usual venue of Gabriel's Farm. I have heard that one of the headline attractions is going to be Monster Trucks which will be taking the place of the helicopter rides. The Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce are already planning this big event and you can keep upto-date with the details on the motor show website - www.edenbridgemotorshow.co.uk. One of the big topics of discussion over the last several months has been the Lidl/Home Bargains planning application. I've been watching the action with great interest and both stores would certainly be an asset to the town and draw more people in. Of course by attracting more people 12 | www.edenbridge-magazine.co.uk • info@edenbridge-magazine.co.uk • 01732 864 878


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The Edenbridge Magazine • March/April 2018 in would certainly mean increased traffic in the area. I am fully supportive of the application though and it would see more job opportunities for everyone. I'd like to thank the crossword sponsor for this issue, Ye Old Crown, who are giving away a 3-course meal for two (excluding drinks). Turn to page 40 for your chance to enter. Finally, our local museum is back open and you'll find some fascinating displays. It really is a hidden treasure and well worth visiting if you haven't been there before. I attended the official opening of the museum in February, opened by the Chairman of Sevenoaks District Council Larry Abraham (pictured right) and had an interesting browse through the exhibitions. You can find more information on page 22. Don’t forget, if you have any messages to the community or events that you would like included in future issues of this magazine, just email them to info@edenbridge-magazine.co.uk and I will include them. It’s free for all not-for-profit groups to have their information included here. As always, please do mention ‘The Edenbridge Magazine’ if you are responding to anything you’ve seen in this publication as it helps to secure it’s future and I hope you enjoy this issue as much as I have putting it together. Until next time...

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Painting

Fencing

Curtain rails/blinds Pruning Picture hanging

Decking cleaning

Flat pack assembly Weeding/planting Carpentry

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All general maintenance jobs undertaken.

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Call Peter to arrange for a quotation or a visit on 07971 658 994

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Chiddingstone REAL Football Good Friday, 2 teams of 100, few rules, over a mile to each goal and 4 hours of play! The game begins when the ball is dropped into the starting field by a big digger and then the real mayhem begins. As well as plenty of fun and action, the organisers also raise money for local causes and this year the chosen charities are:  West Kent Mind  League of Friends of Edenbridge Hospital  Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance For the last six years, Good Friday has been the date for the biggest football match in the area and it really is a spectacle to behold. The Chiddingstone Real Football match comprises of two teams of at least 100 players with goals over 1 mile apart, one outside The Castle Inn and the other outside The Rock. The game is a mixture of football and rugby and players compete over the fields, rivers and through woodland to reach the goals, without going over any boundaries. It’s not for the faint hearted either as it is a full contact sport. Although there are other Real Football matches which take place across the UK, this is the most southern event and draws huge crowds into the area.

The Teams The Castle Crusaders captained by Dan ‘The Slayer’ Rowland The Rock Inn Rollers captained by Adam ‘The Wood’ Ashworth After each match, the venue alternates for the live music and entertainment and this year you will find all the action outside The Castle Inn. All the fun starts at 2pm but you’ll find revellers arriving long before kick off for some pre-match fun and drinks. It certainly is a memorable afternoon and evening out. To find out more about the event, visit the website www.chiddingstonerealfootball.co.uk or keep up to date via the official Facebook page @ChiddRealFootball. Who will win this year?

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What’s On in March Thursday 1st March - Carers First: support for local carers - 12.30-2pm, BRIDGES, High Street, Edenbridge. For more information please call 01634 582 132. Monday 5th & 19th March - Craft Circle - 1.30-3.30pm, BRIDGES, High Street, Edenbridge. Informal craft group. Bring your own craft project. Tuesday 6th March - Folk Music - 12-2pm, BRIDGES Centre, High Street. Tuesday 6th March - Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce: Members Meeting. 6.30pm. All local businesses welcome. Visit www.edenvalleychamber.org. uk for further information. Wednesday 7th March - Eden Songsters Open Session: 2-3pm, The Eden Centre, Four Elms Road. To celebrate their fifth birthday, Eden Songsters will be offering an informal ‘taster’ session. No experience needed - Songsters is open to all as a way of developing wellbeing and companionship through singing together. More information from Jacky on 01732 503 606 or jacky.hintz@ outlook.com.

Thursday 8th March Edenbridge Fuchsia & Pelargonium Society - 8pm, Rikards Hall (behind Eden Valley Museum), "Best Sweet Peas Ever" by Darren Everest. Everyone welcome. Friday 9th March - EdenARA: - Edenbridge W.I. Hall, 2.004.30pm. Speaker John Styles - My Life in Business. New members welcome. Wednesday 14th March - BRIDGES Creative Café 2-3.45pm, BRIDGES, High Street, Edenbridge. Drop-in session exploring different types of creative media. £5 admission towards art marterials.

Monday 26th March - Hi Kent Hearing Aid clinic - 1011.30am, BRIDGES, High Street Edenbridge. Tuesday 27th March Edenbridge U3A - 2-4pm, Crockham Hill Village Hall. All retired residents are welcome to the monthly University of the 3rd Age speaker mtgs at Crockham Hill hall. Membership to June £10. Speaker Andy Thomas gives The Story of English Freedom including the Roman invasion, tax riots, suffragettes and Orwell. Enquiries to Chris on 01732 862 999 or visit www. edenbridgeu3a.co.uk.

Saturday 17th March - Country Market - 10am-12noon, BRIDGES, High Street. Wednesday 21st March - T@22pm, BRIDGES, High Street, Edenbridge. Join in for tea, cake and chat. Thursday 22nd March Edenbridge Fuchsia & Pelargonium Society - 8pm, Rikards Hall (behind Eden Valley Museum), talk by Kev Reynolds. Everyone welcome. Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th March - Edenbridge & District Twinning Association Walking Weekend - Visit by residents of our twin town Mont Saint Aignan. More information at www.edta.org.uk

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News from the Community We Will Remember Them Major exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 This exhibition marks the culmination of more than four years research into the stories of Eden Valley families whose lives were changed forever by one of the deadliest conflicts in human history. Following on from the ‘Till the Boys Come Home exhibition in 2014, the ‘We Will Remember Them’ exhibition records the names of those who lost their lives, the stories of those who survived and the impact on their families and loved ones. It focuses especially on the period of the Armistice in 1918 and the Peace Celebrations that followed in1919. All villages of the Eden Valley are represented and the museum would like to thank the various village representatives and other

individuals who have provided stories and other memorabilia for the exhibition, from as far and wide as Belgium, Canada and Australia. The ‘We Will Remember Them’ exhibition will run until June 2019 over the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Peace Treaty at Versailles on 28 June 1919. Guest Display During February and March the exhibition will be complemented with a guest display of Bruce Bairnsfather pottery and postcards featuring ‘Old Bill’, a curmudgeonly soldier with trademark walrus moustache and balaclava bringing a touch of humour through cartoons to the grim conditions being suffered by so many in the trenches. Museum opening times: Wednesday | 2pm - 4.30pm Thursday | 10am - 4.30pm Friday | 2pm - 4.30pm Saturday | 10am - 4.30pm Sunday (June, July & August) | 2pm - 4.30pm Entry is FREE during normal opening hours. Visit www.evmt.org.uk for further information.

Tannery Girls on Armistice Day, 1918

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What’s On in April Tuesday 3rd April - Folk Music 12-2pm, BRIDGES Centre, High Street. Tuesday 3rd April - Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce: Members Meeting. 6.30pm. All local businesses welcome. Visit www.edenvalleychamber.org. uk for further information. Thursday 5th April - Carers First: support for local carers - 12.30-2pm, BRIDGES, High Street, Edenbridge. For more information please call 01634 582 132. Monday 9th & 23rd April - Craft Circle - 1.30-3.30pm, BRIDGES, High Street, Edenbridge. Informal craft group. Bring your own craft project. Wednesday 11th April - BRIDGES Creative Café 2-3.45pm, BRIDGES, High Street, Edenbridge. Drop-in session exploring different types of creative media. £5 admission towards art marteria. Thursday 12th April Edenbridge Fuchsia & Pelargonium Society - 8pm, Rikards Hall (behind Eden Valley Museum), Hardy Geraniums Jacqueline Aviolet. Everyone welcome.

Friday 13th April - EdenARA: - Edenbridge W.I. Hall, 2.004.30pm. Hot Cross Buns and a Quiz. New members welcome. Wednesday 18th April - T@22pm, BRIDGES, High Street, Edenbridge. Join in for tea, cake and chat. Wednesday 18th April - Eden Songsters Spring Workshop 2-3.30 at The Eden Centre, Four Elms Road. Visiting choirleader Len Tyler, is a well-known Kodály practitioner who runs teacher training and singing workshops alongside his own well established music school in the South-East. Cost £7.00 (£5.00 to members).

Thursday 26th April Edenbridge Fuchsia & Pelargonium Society - 8pm, Rikards Hall (behind Eden Valley Museum), "The Devil's. Everyone welcome. Friday 27th April - Forget-menot Café - 10.30am-12noon, The Eden Centre, Four Elms Road. For those experiencing memory or cognitive issues and their family and carers. More info at www.forgetmenotcafe.org.uk.

Saturday 21st April - Country Market - 10am-12noon, BRIDGES, High Street. Monday 23rd April - Hi Kent Hearing Aid clinic - 1011.30am, BRIDGES, High Street Edenbridge. Tuesday 24th April - Edenbridge U3A - 2-4pm, Crockham Hill Village Hall. Speaker meeting with another of Christopher Lloyd’s memorable presentations using an 8ft illustrated timeline and coat of many pockets, Chris describes ten key moments from Stonehenge to Brexit.

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Have you ever been such a big fan of a company that you ended up working with them? That’s exactly what happened to Sally Beare who runs the Tunbridge Wells area of Riverford Home Delivery. Sally had been a customer of Riverford’s for a number of years and when she decided the time was right to return to work after having her 3 children, this opportunity happened to land at her feet. It was not just the produce that made Sally a customer in the first place, she is totally behind the ethics of Riverford who grow much of the produce themselves on their organic farms in the UK (and now in France to extend seasonal supply). What they don’t grow themselves, they source from partner farms - always 100% organic - with whom they build fair, longlasting relationships. Riverford started 30 years ago when founder, Guy Watson, started delivering organic vegetables in his wheelbarrow to 30 local friends in Devon. They now deliver boxes to up to 50,000 customers each week.

For some of us, cooking does not come naturally (that’s me), and the idea of receiving a box full of veg that you might not necessarily have had before can be a little daunting. How should the items be stored? What is that leafy purple thing? How should these be cooked? Fear not, Riverford have thought of all this and have produced an A-Z guide of the veg they sell and next to each item is a ‘Store & prep’, ‘Cook’ and ‘Friends with’ section as well as information on when certain foods are in season. You’ll become a veg pro in no time with the easy to follow information. You can also find recipes on the website or, with your third order, you’ll receive your very own recipe book. Sally is also more than happy to share recipes with you. Excess packaging has been an issue for a long time and Riverford like to be as eco-friendly as possible and will re-use your empty boxes and re-use or recycle any other packaging you might have received with your order. They use much less packaging in the first place compared to supermarket organic produce. Delivery is free and Edenbridge customers receive their orders on a Friday. Don’t worry if you’re not in to receive your delivery - just tell Riverford where to leave it. If you’d like to find out more about Riverford Organic Farmers and the products available, visit their website at www.riverford.co.uk or call the farm on 01803 227 227 or speak to Sally direct on 01892 576 991.

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News from the Community Matt Cox Community Pavilion Update

“2017 was a great year of progress on the Matt Cox Community Pavilion project: Funding 2017 was another superb year for fundraising for the pavilion and the Club is indebted to members and friends for their incredible generosity. The amount of the funds we have raised ourselves now has reached an amazing £123,000. To reach such an enormous amount in just two years is a fantastic achievement – it’s almost £170 per day! To that, we can add the further amount of £197,000 received and promised from external grant providers, including the ECB, Sport England, the Great Stone Bridge Trust, Kent County Council, Edenbridge Town Council and others. So we already have a total ‘committed’ amount of £320,000 – and the fundraising continues! Building Project The building project also made great strides during 2017 but we also hit some hurdles that have to be overcome before we are able to ‘break ground’ on the new construction.

As a result we have now moved into a second round of tendering where we are actively working with two selected partners to reduce costs and bring the project closer to the expected budget. This is inevitably impacting the timelines and delaying the project. What are the Implications? In terms of timing, we still intend to build the new pavilion in 2018 but it is now unlikely that the new building will be completed for the start of the season in May. Once we have finalised the costs and appointed the building contractor, we will need to go back to Sevenoaks District Council to address the planning conditions attached to the permission. This process is expected to take another six to eight weeks. It is possible that the new build could start in the spring and continue into the cricket playing season, or we may prefer for the new build to start toward the end of the cricket season, completing in the autumn. From a funding perspective, as stated above, we have raised a fantastic £320,000 so far, against an original budgeted build cost of £350,000. It is therefore imperative that we continue to work hard and maintain the fund raising efforts throughout 2018 to meet the increased funding gap we will face. While every effort is being made to bring the build costs closer to the original budget, more money will be required and all avenues for new grants will be pursued alongside our own efforts. We are confident that this shortfall will be met through a combination of means. We look forward to turning all the plans into reality in 2018 and would wish to thank you all again for your generous support.”

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Clubs and Organisations Amateur Dramatics, Music & Dance A Cappella - 01732 503606 - jacky.hintze@outlook.com Eden Songsters - 01732 503606 - jacky.hintze@outlook.com Edenbridge Bellringers - 01732 860234 - rjdyson@tiscali.co.uk Edenbridge Music & Arts Trust - 01732 862418 Edenbridge Parish Church Handbell Ringers - 01732 862844 Edenbridge Players - 07749 932 269 - edenbridgeplayers.co.uk Edenbridge Town Band - 07766 391766 Folk Song & Music - 01732 864487 Forge Singers - 01732 868327 Informal Folk Music - 01892 740407 Marlings Morris - 01883 712224 - marlingsmorris.co.uk Sequence Dancing Club - 01732 700533

Facilities for Hire BRIDGES Centre - hello@bridgescentre.org - 01732 868186 Cowden Memorial Hall - 01342 850532 - cowdenhall@moonboom.com Crockham Hill Village Hall - 01732 866408 - clive.folkard1@btinternet.com Edenbridge WI Hall - 01732 865368 Rickards Hall (behind museum) - 01732 865368 Royal British Legion - 01732 863628 The Eden Centre - 03000 414010 The Pavillion (Lingfield Rd) - 01732 862761

Hobbies & Interests Cowden & District Horticultural Soc. - 01342 850174 Edenbridge & District Astronomers - edenbridgeastro.org.uk Edenbridge & District Twinning Association - 01342 850249 - www.edta.org.uk Edenbridge Allotment Gardens - 01732 865007 EdenARA monthly Ramble & Lunch - 01732 864487 Edenbridge Cacti & Succulent Society - 01732 866295

Edenbridge Fuchsia & Pelargonium Society - 01732 700209 Edenbridge Historical Society - 01732 865634 Edenbridge Strollers - 01732 864762 - edenbridgestrollers.org.uk Eden Quilters - 01732 700559 Eden Valley Artists - 01732 864203 - edenvalleyartists.com Painting for Pleasure Art Club - 01732 867280

Organisations & Societies Crockham Hill WI - 01732 862604 Edenbridge & District Ladies Probus Club - pamela.gilchriest@btopenworld.com Edenbridge & District Probus Club - 01732 862448 Edenbridge & District Rail Travellers Association - 01732 862604 Edenbridge & Westerham Rotary Club - 07795 447758 Edenbridge Active Retirement Association (EdenARA) - 01732 864487 Edenbridge Bonfire Society - 01732 863120 - edenbridgebonfire.co.uk Edenbridge Branch RNLI - 01732 863826 Edenbridge Community First Responders - 07551 954571 - edenbridgecfr@outlook.com Edenbridge Freemasons - 01892 822910 Edenbridge Hospital League of Friends - 01732 860148 - ehlof.org.uk Edenbridge U3A - 01732 862999 Edenbridge (Afternoon) WI - 01732 667926 Edenbridge (Evening) WI - 01732 863022 Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce - 01732 667250 Eden Valley Museum Trust - 01732 868102 - evmt.org.uk Royal British Legion Club - 01732 863628 - 01732 868164 (womens) RNLI Edenbridge - 01732 700310 Sevenoaks District Seniors Action Forum (SDSAF) 01322 664754 - sdsaf@7oaks.net - www.sdsaf.org Stangrove Community - 01732 862 300 / Facebook

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Sustainable Edenbridge - sustainable.edenbridge@gmail.com Volunteer Centre - 01732 454785 - imago.community

Parents & Toddlers National Childbirth Trust Sevenoaks & Tonbridge - 01732 300507 Sparkling Fishes at The Eden Church - 07799 130557 - edenchurch.edenkent.org

Social Groups & Clubs Astor Senior Citizens Club - 01732 863764 Edenbridge Friendz - 01732 864291 Edenbridge Club (The) - 01732 863495

Westerham Cycling Club - 07808 141114 - westerhamcyclingclub.co.uk

Support Age UK- 03000 422882 Al-Anon Family Groups - 01342 870664 - al-anonuk.org.uk Alcoholics Anonymous - 0800 9177650 - alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk Edenbridge Voluntary Transport Service - 01732 865353 Family Action Building Bridges - 01732 860560 Headway (Brain Injuries) - 01892 619001 - headway.org.uk MIND Day Services - 01732 743902 - westkentmind.org.uk

Sports & Games

Young People

Bingo Club (over 18s only) - 01732 863628 Cowden Indoor Bowls Club - 01342 850894 Crockham Hill Tennis Club - 01732 866288 Edenbridge & District Rifle Club - 01342 870660 EdenARA Short Mat Bowls - 01883 722064 Edenbridge Chess Club - 01732 864762 Edenbridge Cricket Club - 07973 728593 (juniors) - 07740 075540 (seniors) - edenbridge.hitscricket.co.uk Edenbridge Hockey Club - 01732 505616 Edenbridge Judo Club (5yrs+) - 01342 311011 Edenbridge Mens RFC - blair.clubley@gmail.com Edenbridge Minis RFC - garethdroberts@btinternet.com Edenbridge Piranhas Swimming Club - 01732 864544 - edenbridge-piranhas.org.uk Edenbridge Spitfires FC (6-13yrs) - 01732 866545 - edenbridgespitfires.co.uk Eden Divers - 07738 006051 - eden-divers.com Four Elms Cricket Club - 01732 867636 (seniors) Hurst Green Tennis Club - 01883 714324 - hurstgreentc@gmail.com Lingfield St Piers Badminton - 01732 862035 Marlpit Hill Snooker Club - 07977 565208 Nomads Football Club - 07979 508745 Oxted Cycling Club - 07970 507657 - oxtedcc.org

Brownies - Terri 01732 862198 - meadhouse@hotmail.co.uk Children Laser Light Super Heroes Club (up to 11 yrs) - 07757 325152 - info@gcceden.org

• SCOUTS IN EDENBRIDGE • Beaver Colony (6-8 yrs) - fictionmoon@gmail.com Cub Pack (8-11 yrs) - juliemmadden@hotmail.com Scouts (10-14 yrs) - 01732 862587 - scouts@1stedenbridgescouts.org.uk Beaufighters Explorer Unit (14-18 yrs) - beaufighters@sevenoaks-explorers.org.uk

• YOUTH SERVICES • ECTreme Youth Club - 07738 232296 - ect.youthworker@gmail.com Edenbridge Youth Forum - 07786 624943 Reachout Youth - 01892 539422- www.twmhr.org.uk

If your club or organisation is listed here and the details are out of date, please email amendments to: info@edenbridge-magazine.co.uk

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LOCAL

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? WHO HAS A KEY ?

Presented by: Laura Burton-Lawrence & Ken Tymms

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GLS Heating

Call Paul on:

07506 451405 or

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Boiler & AGA maintenance

Oil, Gas & LPG Qualified Domestic Boiler Servicing & Breakdowns Range Cooker Maintenance Swimming Pool Boiler Maintenance Landlord Gas Safety Checks & Certificates

GARY LARGE Heating Engineer

07595 098913 • 01732 862384

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• Plumbing and heating • General building

May/June 2018 deadline: Friday 30th March

Call: Dan Meeneghan t: 07817 612655 e: dan.fullspec@gmail.com w: www.fullspec-ltd.co.uk

Call 01732 864 878

info@edenbridge-magazine.co.uk

The friendly, local club for everyone in the heart of Edenbridge High Street.

Please be sure to visit and Like our NEW official Facebook page:

@EdenbridgeClub Derek, Bill and the committee are working hard to keep the club open for everyone and you’ll find all the official news on our official Facebook page. Beware of imitation pages which are not linked to the club.

Live Sky Sports and BT Sports Darts and Pool LOW PRICE DRINKS - ALL DAY, EVERY DAY HAPPY HOUR from 5-7pm, Monday to Friday Enjoy your favourite pint at 30p cheaper!

Why not base your Darts or Pool Team here?

New members always welcome. Pick up an application form from a member of Bar staff or Committee Member. Annual membership £15.00 Senior Citizens £8.00 Visit our NEW website: www.edenbridgeclub.co.uk

Facebook: @EdenbridgeClub • Twitter: @EdenbridgeClub

Don’t forget to bring your club membership cards. All guests MUST be signed in and leave at the same time as members. Doorman present on certain nights.

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Eden Valley Loyalty Card Scheme

All our participating businesses are very happy to stamp your cards but don’t forget to ask for a stamp if you’re not offered one. Draws for the previous month are done at the monthly Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce members meetings. The latest winner: David Weston was the last winner to be presented with £50.00 of vouchers to spend at any participating retailer. He had his card stamped at one of his favourite high street retailers, Bradfords! Well done David.

£50 worth of vouchers to be won each month!

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 details and deposit in one of the collection boxes (locations below). Your card will then be entered into a draw for that month with one lucky winner getting £50 of vouchers to spend in any of the participating businesses. Participating retailers are:

Acupuncture in Eden

Options Beauty Salon

Day Lewis Opticians

Bradfords

Options Hair Salon

Purple House Mortgages

Framing by David

The Minstrel

The Minstrel

Fiona Dashwood Couture

T Allman Butchers

Your Good Health

The Foot Works

Halo Hair Design

Something Special

There is no limit to the number of cards you can submit in a month! For more information visit www.edenvalleychamber.org.uk or email info@edenvalleychamber.org.uk Collection boxes located at: Options Beauty Salon, 40 High Street, Edenbridge, TN8 5AJ and Bradfords, 98 High Street, Edenbridge, TN8 5AR Roving Box: Follow our page on Facebook to find out the location of our third box which will rotate location on a monthly basis @EdenValleyLoyaltyCard

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May/June 2018 deadline: Friday 30th March

Call 01732 864 878

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TAYLOR Building & Maintenance Services

Est 1982

Improvements • Renovations • Alterations Kitchens and Bathrooms installed

Insurance Claims work undertaken Plastering • Brickwork • Carpentry • Plumbing Fully Insured Contact: Joe Taylor 01342 826 382 | 07973 166 484 taylorbuildingservices@gmail.com 01732 864 878 • info@edenbridge-magazine.co.uk • www.edenbridge-magazine.co.uk | 35


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News from the Community Could you be an on-call firefighter at Edenbridge Fire Station? Kent Fire and Rescue Service is seeking on-call firefighters. On-call firefighters are a vital part of today's fire and rescue service, providing an efficient, effective service that gives emergency cover to more than 90 per cent of the UK. On-call firefighters carry a pager and respond to emergency incidents using the local station to respond. They receive an annual wage to reflect the time they commit to being available, plus additional payments for certain activities. They are expected to undertake and attend training. On-call firefighters are men and women who may have other jobs and are able to provide evening, daytime or weekend availability "oncall" cover. The basic requirements are: • At least 18 years old • Good level of all round fitness • Work or live within five minutes travelling time of an on call fire station

If you are interested in applying, visit the website www.kent.fire-uk.org/oncall and make your application online.

• Be available at the times when the local station needs cover

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Andrew Hudson

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

• Sports and deep tissue massage • Injury/area specific massage • Post operative joint rehabilitation • Therapeutic and relaxing massage treatments also available Flexible appointment times

Call Andrew on 07850 716 584 BASED IN EDENBRIDGE

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March/April 2018 Entry Form

Send in your completed entry by 30th March 2018 for your chance to win a *3-course meal for two at Ye Old Crown, 74-76 High St, Edenbridge TN8 5AR - www.yeoldcrown.com *Excludes drinks Please post your entry to: PO Box 142, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 9AQ

NAME: ................................................................... TEL: .................................................... ADDRESS: ........................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................. Closing date for entries is Friday 30th March 2018. Winner and crossword solution to be announced in the next issue of The Edenbridge Magazine. First correct entry drawn will win. Judges decision is final.

The easy SOLUTION to getting your message ACROSS? The ANSWER is to get your business details DOWN here. Could you or your business sponsor a future Prize Crossword? Call Laura on 01732 864 878 for more details.

January/February Crossword Winner January/February Solution Congratulations to Barbara Sharville of Marsh Green who wins a bottle of bubbly.

Get your entries in by Friday 30th March 2018 for your chance to win this issue’s prize courtesy of Ye Old Crown.

Good luck!

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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 30th March 2018 for your chance to win *3-course meal for two at Ye Old Crown, 74-76 High St, Edenbridge TN8 5AR - www. yeoldcrown.com

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Down

1 - Trachea (8)

1 - Cried (4)

5 - Seal of the Archbishop of York (4)

2 - Longest river (4)

9 - More ashen in appearance (5)

3 - Persistence (12)

10 - Fertile spots in deserts (5)

4 - Nocturnal arboreal marsupial (6)

11 - The act of restarting (10)

6 - Fortress in Paris (8)

14 - Undone (6)

7 - Evoke memories (8)

15 - Fanatic (6)

8 - Entirety (12)

17 - Forcibly take possession (10) 20 - Agreeable sound or tune (5)

12 - Musical instrument with wire strings (8)

21 - Long poems (5)

13 - Lists (8)

22 - Ascend (4)

16 - In slow time (of music) (6)

23 - Greek dish (8)

18 - Capital of Peru (4) 19 - One of the continents (4)

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Professional Tree Care • • • •

Tree pruning Tree surgery and felling Stump removal Logs and woodchip mulch available • Suppliers of trees, hedges and shrubs • Fully qualified and insured Contact: Jonathan Holbrook Bsc Hons, RFS Cert. Arb e: info@arbormedic.co.uk w: www.arbormedic.co.uk

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The Edenbridge Magazine • March/April 2018 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 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 - 03457 484 950 Airport - General Enquiries -Gatwick 0844 892 0322 -Heathrow 0844 335 1801

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

Domestic Suppliers Electricity - 0800 783 8866 Gas, National Grid - 0800 111 999 Water - 01737 772 000

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Index of Advertisers Accountants

Food & Drink

Picture Framing

WBD Accountants ...........................................5 Hever Castle Golf Club ..............................11 Dee-Jay Picture Framing ...........................10 Riverford Home Delivery ..........................16 Places of Worship Advertising edenbridgetown.com ...............................22 Garden & Outdoor Services All Seasons Landscaping Barbers & Design .......19 & 25 Ram’s Barbers .................................................8 Arbormedic Tree Services .......................41 Bathroom Supply & Installation Jeff Watson Pressure Washing ...............8 Nightingale Bathrooms ...............................9 The Ground Team ..........................................7 Business Telecoms Well Kempt Gardens ...................................19 JK Comms Ltd .................................................44

Gifts

Café Church .....................................................38 Edenbridge Parish Church ......................42

Plumbing & Heating Colin Lutley .....................................................16 GLS Heating ....................................................32 Rainbow Heating & Plumbing .............15

Plumbing Suppliers

TrueBuild* ..........................................................6 Something Special .........................................6 Property Maintenance/ Accelerated Motor Repairs ....................29 Improvements Alfred Coker & Sons .................................37 Graphic/Website Designers Sarah Medway ................................................10 ADN Roofing .....................................................3 Carpenters/Joiners CK Handyman Services ...........................44 Causeway Joinery ........................................21 Health & Beauty Full Spec Construction .............................33 Appearances Aesthetics .......................38 Copycats ...........................................................41 Leon Jenner ....................................................11 Eden Beauty Therapy .................................15 Precision Joinery .........................................36 The Foot Works ..............................................19 Odd Job / Handyman (Peter) .....................16 Computer Services RK Wimble & Sons .....................................19 Calico Computers .........................................10 Home & Interiors RW Lock Roof Repairs ................................7 Just Shutters ....................................................27 PS TECH .................................................................2 SPS Roofing Contractors ..........................47 Magnolias at home ........................................8 St Pierre Contractors ................................13 Complementary/Holistic Therapies TN16 Handyman ...........................................8 Body Mechanics ............................................37 Home Care Services Domus Live-In Care ...................................11 Taylor Building & Maintenance Counselling Services .......35 Creative Counselling .....................................7 House Clearance Eden Valley Clearance ..............................13 TrueBuild ..........................................................43

Car Services/Dealers

Social Clubs Zero Dry Time ..................................................9 Jobs Customer Services Exec ............................19 The Edenbridge Club ................................33 Double Glazing Home Instead Senior Care ....................45 Storage Edenbridge Window Systems .............23. Ladies Fashion Easistore Self Storage .................................48 Drain & Pipe Cleaning Fiona Dashwood Couture ........................23 Taxis Oxted Drain Services ..................................32 Locksmiths Relyon Cars ......................................................21 Dry Cleaners LockRite ............................................................32 Westerham Cars ............................................37 Eden Clean .....................................................41 Mortgages Electricians Purple House Mortgages .........................27 All Aspects Electrical Contractors ...35 Painting & Decorating Entertainment & Events Ashley James Chase ......................................45 The 39 Steps ...........................................17 Caroline Mee ...................................................41 The Community Radio Show ..........32 Jem Pickard ..........................................................7

Tiling

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

Travel Nautilus Yachting* .........................................43

Estate Agents Paul Tapper .....................................................33 Eden Sales & Lettings .............................1 Pest Control Fitness, Sports & Leisure RW Lock Pest Control ...............................35

Clare’s Pilates* .................................................15 SureKill .................................................................32

Florists

Pet Services

Piper's Florist ...................................................45 Dogmantra ......................................................25 Lucky Cat Sitters .............................................25

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(Formerly The Edenbridge Directory) The independent community magazine and business directory for people living and working in and around th...

The Edenbridge Magazine - Issue 93 -May/June 2018  

(Formerly The Edenbridge Directory) The independent community magazine and business directory for people living and working in and around th...

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