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Issue 70  May/June 2014

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Contents

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Sudoku ........................................................................................................................................................12 Editor’s Note ..........................................................................................................................................16 Local Events in May .............................................................................................................................24 Business Feature: Portland Vets .....................................................................................................26 Restaurant Feature: The Four Elms Inn ................................................................................28-29 Community Feature: Edenbridge Rugby Football Club .......................................................30 Town Diary ...............................................................................................................................................32 Local Events in June .............................................................................................................................34 Business Feature: Saxons Self Drive Hire .......................................................................................36 Community Pages ...........................................................................................................................38-39 Business Feature: The Barrister Broker, bringing down your legal costs .........................40 Local Clubs and Organisations ....................................................................................................42-44 Local Sports Clubs ...................................................................................................................................46 Prize Crossword: sponsored by Brollie Buddies ......................................................................49-50 Sudoku Solution ......................................................................................................................................51 Useful Numbers .......................................................................................................................................52 Index of Advertisers ..............................................................................................................................54

Next issue deadline: Friday 30th May

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PO Box 142, Edenbridge TN8 9AQ www.edenbridgedirectory.co.uk The Edenbridge Directory 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.

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. Go to www.edenbridgedirectory.co.uk for further information or for rate information, please email info@edenbridgedirectory.co.uk for a rate card.

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www.spec21.co.uk All domestic and trade enquiries welcome. Our trade counter stocks: • Soffit & Facia Cladding • Maintenance Free Decking • Embossed Cladding • Decorative Wall Panelling • Silicons, Adhesives & Fixings • Cleaning & Maintenance Products • Replacements

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Editor’s Note

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Dear Neighbours, This year is moving swiftly on and it is almost time for the annual Eden Valley Summer Festival, taking place from 24th May to 8th June. This also means another fun packed Edenbridge Fun Day (26th May) is just around the corner and this year it is going to be bigger and better than ever! This year’s theme is ‘Edenbridge by Sea’ and the town will be transformed into a seaside resort for the day with fun fairs, Edenbridge Rock, live music and more.

If you were at the event last year you will remember the sights and sounds of the car parade as Formula One cars let rip down the high street. This year there will be even more amazing vehicles as John Surtees OBE, the only person to have won world championships on both two and four wheels, will be giving onlookers the chance to see in action some of his rarely seen cars and bikes. You can stay up-to-date on all the activities of the entire festival on the website www.edenvalleyfestival.org.uk. If you would like to help out during the Fun Day itself, the Chamber of Commerce who organise the event are keen to have more volunteers for marshalling during the Car Parade and for the Pram Race. As you would expect, safety is paramount and if there are not enough marshals, the event could be jeopardised. Please contact Di Kingham on 01732 866 444 if you think you can be of assistance. I’ve had a lot of fun the last couple of months, especially at the CAB Big Screen Disco in March. I do enjoy an evening of dancing and it was even more special to have my first dance with my oldest step-daughter Katy (although with my dancing she might not have found it as special as I did). The CAB raised over £570 selling over 100 tickets for the event and they would like to thank all their friends and supporters for making the evening a huge success. As usual, don’t forget to mention The Edenbridge Directory if you are responding to anything you’ve seen featured in this magazine as it helps to keep it in existence. The next deadline for content and advertising requests is Friday 30th May for the July/August 2014 issue. Until next time....

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

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

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

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Garden Design ■ Landscaping Garden Maintenance ■ Full Garden Design Service including free initial consultation for concept development and written quotations. Fully detailed plans including plant specification and selection can also be provided. ■ Services provided include the construction of Patios, Paths, Decking, Walling, Fencing and Raised beds. ■ Full Garden Maintenance Services for small gardens to large estates through annual contracts, short-term or one-off arrangements. ■ NOW let us clean your Patio, Deck or Driveway : We use a powerful rotary cleaning system which removes moss, algae, weeds and other debris. Block driveways are re-sanded after cleaning and a sealing service is offered which maintains the appearance of your driveway. ■ Full insurance cover carried. ■ A Buy With Confidence Scheme Approved Trader

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Local Events May

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The Eden Valley Summer Festival 2014 will be taking place from 24th May to 8th June

Friday 2nd May

A Second Runway for Gatwick Consultation - 4-7.30pm, The Eden Centre, Four Elms Road.

Saturday 3rd May

Plant Sale - 10am to 12noon, BRIDGES Centre, High Street, Edenbridge.

Monday 5th May

BRIDGES Centre closed

(Bank Holiday)

Tuesday 6th May

Folk Music with Morris’ Friends - 12noon to 2pm, BRIDGES Centre. Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce Monthly Meeting - 6pm. Please check venue in advance. Contact Peter or Di on 01732 866 444 for further information or visit www. edenvalleychamber.org.uk

Thursday 8th May

CARERS FIRST help for those caring for others 10am to 12 noon, BRIDGES Centre. Edenbridge & District Rail Travellers’ Association Annual General Meeting - 7 for 7.30pm until 10pm, WI Hall, Edenbridge. Light refreshments. All welcome.

Friday 9th May

Chairman’s Surgery - 10-11am at Doggetts Barn, 72a High Street, Edenbridge. Wealden Ramblers - Traditional singers/musicians/ songwriters - 2-4pm, WI Hall, Edenbridge. New members welcome. EdenAra Friends of Edenbridge & Westerham CAB ‘Quiz Night’ - 7 for 7.30pm start, WI Hall, Edenbridge. Teams of no more than eight. Tickets £12 to include two course ploughman’s supper. Licenced bar with nibbles available to purchase (crisps, peanuts etc) and raffle. Tickets available from the CAB at Eden Centre, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge - 01622 221 470 (open from 10am-3pm Monday -Thursday).

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Backyard Bees - 10am-4pm, Commonwork, Bore Place, Nr Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7AR. Find out how to set up a hive, have happy bees and how to collect the honey. £39 per person (pre-booking essential). More information & booking forms at www.commonwork. org/courses-and-events or contact Becky Baldock at beckyb@commonwork.org / 01732 463 255. Eden Valley Museum Grand Exhibition Opening ‘Til the Boys Come Home - 10am-4pm. There will be drill displays with period re-enactors, turn of the century food, showings of a short film and much more! The event and museum are both FREE!

Thursday 15th May

Edenbridge Stamp & Postcard Club - ‘GB WW II’ by Mr Peter O’Keeffe - 8.15pm, St Paulinus Hall, Hillcrest Road, Marlpit Hill. New members/visitors always welcome.

Saturday 17th May

Djembe Drum Workshop - from 1pm, BRIDGES Centre. Eden Valley Country Music Club presents ‘Gary Blackmore Band’ - 8-11.15pm, WI Hall, Edenbridge. Tickets £10 non-members & £9 members (under 15s £5) and includes supper (please bring knife & fork / drinks and cups). Call Rosemary or Glyn on 01892 870 653.

Wednesday 21st May

Edenbridge & District Ladies Probus Club ‘Becoming a Famous Author’ by Martin Lloyd - from 10am, Kent & Surrey Golf Club

Monday 26th May (Bank Holiday)

Edenbridge Fun Day - 10am-5pm, Edenbridge. The theme is Edenbridge on Sea so put on your ‘Kiss me Quick’ hat and come and join it the fun: Funfairs, food, music, dancing, crazy golf, Rotary Fete and Dog Show, Pram Race, Team Surtees Parade, Classic Car Pageant, Model Aircraft Display and a Static Car Display. For more information and a list of timings, go to the website - edenvalleyfestival.org.uk

Thursday 29th May

Traidcraft Stall - 10am -12 noon, BRIDGES Centre. A variety of fairly traded goods for sale.

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Business Feature

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Keep calm and call Portland Vets Portland Vets is a small, family run practice, named after Portland Road in East Grinstead where the first practice was established in 2004. After years of planning, the time finally came in October 2013 for Portland Vets to open their doors in Edenbridge. I went along to the new surgery on Mill Hill to meet Veterinary Surgeon Jenny Kemp and Head Veterinary Nurse Alison Hawker to find out more about the newest vets in town.

The entrance and parking are located at the rear of the practice, easy to reach from the main road. The reception area is bright, warm and comfortable and Jenny and Alison were there to welcome me. It was my first visit to a vet without an animal in tow but instead a camera and note pad. Portland Vets is a small animal surgery, so anything from mice, rats, gerbils, and guinea pigs to rabbits, cats and dogs will all Jenny & Alison receive a high level of expert care from Jenny and Alison. You can tell from looking around that everything has been designed and built to a very high standard and with the animals in mind. Alison took me on a tour of the shiny new facilities. My first stop was the individual cat and dog wards providing plenty of space for patients. All the rooms are climate controlled and have CCTV so you can rest assured that your pet is in safe hands.

a family based surgery. Alison Hawker qualified with a degree in Veterinary Nursing in 2004 after realising her dream of working with animals following a farm visit when she was just 7 years old. After spending 5 years as Head Veterinary Nurse at a practice in South London, she decided she would rather work more locally and avoid the pressures of commuting. Living in Edenbridge she is enjoying working with Jenny to develop this new practice. Portland Vets is the only small animal surgery in the Edenbridge and Oxted area to provide their own in-house 24/7 emergency service. This is shared between the Portland Vets staff at both Edenbridge and East Grinstead sites. For clients this means that the emergency vet would be able to access your pet’s veterinary records and be better prepared for treating your animal in the event of an emergency. So far Jenny and Alison have been carrying out a lot of routine work at the practice “but don’t wait until your pet is sick to register with us” recommends Jenny. They have also organised Puppy Training Classes for clients which will be taking place on Thursday evenings at the site.

Since opening the practice, Jenny and Alison have been keen to get involved in local activities. As well as joining the Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce they have also become Modern treatment facilities As well as spacious, modern consulting rooms sponsors at Edenbridge Rugby Club. When the there is a well equipped treatment area with new season starts, you’ll see Portland Vets signs operating theatre, digital X-ray, dental unit and adorning the rugby posts at the club during match recovery ward. days. Chief Vet Jenny Kemp has a Veterinary career ***SPECIAL OFFER*** ***SPECIAL OFFER*** spanning close to 20 years and her vision of 25% OFF on first visit for new registered clients! providing a high standard of affordable veterinary Opening hours are Mondays-Fridays 9am-6.30pm care with a personal approach fits in with the ethos and Saturdays 9am-12noon. Tel: 01732 868 680 or of Portland Vets. It was this ethos that compelled email edenbridge@portlandvets.co.uk. Address: Jenny to leave the increasingly corporate Sheft’s Croft, Mill Hill, Edenbridge, TN8 5BD - www. environment of the Surrey veterinary practice portlandvets.co.uk where she had spent the last 15 years to return to

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Restaurant Feature

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Real good pub grub at The Four Elms Inn

Over the last few revamped Four Elms Inn. months there has Before we sat down, Peter and been a lot of activity Lorraine took us on a tour of taking place at village the pub so we could see first pub, The Four Elms hand all the things that had Inn, since it was been done and what was taken over by new Peter & Lorraine at your service still in progress. At the time management at the of our visit (mid-March) the end of last summer. New Landlords, restaurant wasn’t quite ready so I’ll let you know Peter and Lorraine, have thrown in the next issue what it’s like (if you haven’t themselves into the task of turning the already been to see it for yourself ). pub into more than just your average We also enjoyed a pre-dinner drink and Russell village pub. was delighted to find ale available on tap. I Peter and Lorraine have managed stuck with my usual, a glass of Merlot (large), many village pubs over the years so and we joined the gathering in the main bar - a relocating to the picturesque village friendly, welcoming group. of Four Elms has not been a culture shock for them, already becoming As we sat down, Lorraine handed us our menus, went over the Specials, and with soft, chilled familiar faces in the local community. music playing in the background we settled You may have noticed the external redecoration in for the evening. Another couple of tables taking place, but the inside has also changed filled up as we decided upon our menu choices, drastically. Fresh paint has brightened up the clearly diners who knew the food well which is interior giving it a new lease of life, a private always a good sign. dining area has been created in one of the nooks next to the bar (ideal for dining with a Whilst I stuck to the main menu, Russell decided small group of friends or for a small business he was feeling fishy and ordered off the lunch) and, the biggest change has been the Specials menu (this is changed every few days creation of a new upstairs restaurant, Faulkners, depending on what Peter brings in so worth checking out each time you visit). opened at the end of March. Why Faulkners? After some research into the Starters: building it was discovered that Charles Faulkner Laura - ‘Whitebait with homemade tartar sauce & mixed leaves’ - £5.95 turned the place into a pub in 1881.

The portion size was ample and the Peter has also been busy with his new menu whitebait crispy on the outside and which is simple but with a good variety of succulent on the inside. The ‘mixed dishes to choose from. This makes it easier to leaves’ were fresh and crisp making manage and Peter does his best in sourcing as much of the ingredients as possible from local for a lovely starter. I would also enjoy this as a bar snack. suppliers. Well, with so much going Russell - ‘Chicken goujons served with a sweet chilli dip and mixed leaves’ - £5.95 on I thought it would be a good idea for me and The chicken tasted very fresh - it was hubby Russell to enjoy hot and tender on the inside and a meal in the restaurant the crispy coating was perfect - it and report back to you on couldn’t have been any better. what it is like to eat at the

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local business breakfast group Laura - ‘Four Elms own 6oz burger served with networking as Peter is keen to smoked cheese, gherkin, salad and home promote the pub as the cut chips’ - £9.95 ideal location for both Wow - with onion rings too! I’m pleasure and business. rather partial to onion rings so they were a lovely surprise. The chips There are also regular were delicious and Peter told us how he double events taking place at the pub - A Wednesday frys them to get the flavour and crispiness just is no longer simply a Wednesday but ‘Wine right. The burger was also handmade using Wednesday’, a weekly event where you get to meat from Allmans Butchers. A meal that enjoy your glass of wine with a free selection of cheeses and other nibbles. There is also a Pub certainly won’t leave you going hungry. Quiz taking place on a regular basis. Russell - ‘Seabass pan fried in butter and parsley’ There’s plenty of ways you can get in touch with - £11.95 The Four Elms Inn: The large portion of Seabass was Tel: 01732 700 460 served with asparagus and new Email: info@thefourelmsinn.co.uk potatoes. The Seabass tasted Website: www.thefourelsminn.co.uk fresh and fleshy and the asparagus Twitter: @FourElmsInn tender. Everything worked really well together and the meal was thoroughly enjoyed. Better still, why not visit the pub on Bough As well as providing food at lunchtime and Beech Road, Four Elms, TN8 6NE. Peter and dinner, the pub also provides the venue for a Lorraine look forward to welcoming you soon!

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Community Feature

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Edenbridge Rugby Club - fun for all the family!

Just the mention of the about being tackled. And you’ll have word ‘Rugby’ puts a smile lots of fun too! on my face. I remember As with any local club or organisation, watching matches almost funding plays a big role in securing every weekend with it’s future and a number of activities friends and playing for are organised throughout the year my local club at the time, to ensure the club has enough funds London Welsh. I love the to keep going. These are open to passion, the team spirit, and of everyone and events include black tie dinners, course the wonderful social nature family fun days and golf tournaments. of the sport. The next main event is on Sunday 11th May, the Committee members at Edenbridge annual Mini’s Presentations. In the afternoon RFC have been busy developing the there will be demo matches, a bouncy castle and club and have recently achieved barbeque as well as the official presentation of accreditation as an official RFU (Rugby the club’s RFU accreditation. The fun starts from Football Union) recognised club. I met 1pm at the Pavilion (home of Edenbridge RFC) with Club Secretary Blair Clubley to in the recreation ground off Lingfield Road. learn more about all the exciting plans at Edenbridge RFC and how the club is growing The first Sunday in September is annual season registration which includes an afternoon of from strength to strength. matches, great barbeque food and an open Blair and the Executive Committe is committed bar for refreshments - it’s a great family day out to making rugby more accessible to everyone so put the date in your diary and bring your in the community. He recently started an after friends! I took my brother along a couple of school rugby club at Edenbridge Primary School years ago and he had a wonderful time. for both boys and girls. Rugby is more than just a game, with great core values to be learned, as The Pavilion is also available for hire and makes when playing any team sport: sportsmanship, for a great venue with space for 100 standing or team spirit, respect, and integration to name 80 seated guests. The clubhouse comes with a fully licenced bar and kitchen. It is also available but a few, and of course the health benefits. for daytime hire with playgroups and drama There are already a number of teams regularly groups already enjoying the facilities. playing at the club: 5 Senior Mens teams, 4 Youth teams, 6 Mini’s teams (from ages 7-12) You can find more information about the club, and now a Girls Under 15s team. Blair is hoping including membership, at www.pitchero.com/ to expand the Ladies section to incorporate clubs/edenbridgerfc or contact Blair on 07881 a Senior team as well. Edenbridge RFC works 800 058 or via email bclubley@gmail.com. closely with other local clubs and Tonbridge Juddians (who have a very strong Ladies section) have offered to coach a Senior Ladies team for Edenbridge which is great news. This summer the club will be hosting Social Touch Rugby on Tuesday evenings and everyone is invited to take part (no experience necessary) so if you’ve never played before, this is a great way to learn the techniques and improve your ball skills without having to worry

Edenbridge Mini’s outside the Pavilion (Lingfield Rd Recreation Ground)

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Town Diary

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If you are part of a non-profit making group or organisation and have set a date for an event, please send details to The Edenbridge Directory. This page is FREE and is intended to help local groups when planning their events.

July 2014

3rd - Eden Valley Business Show, Hever Castle Golf Club 12th - Four Elms Village Fete th 12 - FREE Guided Walk around Historic Edenbridge (2pm)

August 2014

9th - FREE Guided Walk around Historic Edenbridge (6.30pm)

September 2014

13th - FREE Guided Walk around Historic Edenbridge (2pm) 14th Edenbridge Motor Show, Gabriels Farm

November 2014

8th - Edenbridge Bonfire Extravaganza

Other Regular Events

Every Tuesday

Baby, Bounce and Rhyme Time - 10.30-11am, Edenbridge Library

Every Tuesday & Thursday

Age UK, 9am-3pm, The Eden Centre

Every Thursday

VAWK - 9.30am-12 noon, BRIDGES Centre. Help for anyone with questions about volunteering.

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

Every Wednesday

Knatty Knitters, 1-3pm, Magnolias of Edenbridge, High Street (£2 per session)

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

1st & 3rd Saturday

Craft Drop In Sessions for children at the Edenbridge Library

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Tuesday 3rd June

Saturday 21st June

Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce Monthly Meeting - 6pm. Please check venue in advance. Contact Peter or Di on 01732 866 444 for further information or visit www.edenvalleychamber.org.uk

Monday 23rd June

Eden Valley folk concert performed by Morris’ friends - 3pm to 4.30pm, BRIDGES Centre, High Street, Edenbridge.

Wednesday 4th June

Jewellery Workshop - 1.30-3.30pm, BRIDGES Centre. Please call into the centre to book your place.

Saturday 7th June

Backyard Chickens - 10am-4pm, Commonwork, Bore Place, Nr Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7AR. Find out what it takes to keep chickens, including food, housing and health. £39 per person (pre-booking essential). More information & booking forms at www.commonwork.org/courses-andevents or contact Becky Baldock at beckyb@ commonwork.org / 01732 463 255.

Eden Valley Country Music Club present ‘Porridge’ - 8-11.15pm, WI Hall, Edenbridge. Tickets £10 nonmembers, £9 members (under 15s £5) and includes supper (bring own knife & fork, drinks & cups). Call Rosemary or Glyn on 01892 870 653.

Hi-Kent hearing aid help - 10-11.30am, BRIDGES Centre.

Thursday 26th June

Traidcraft Stall - 10am -12 noon, BRIDGES Centre. A variety of fairly traded goods for sale. It’s free for non-profit making organisations to include details of their events on this page. Simply email the details to: info@edenbridgedirectory.co.uk or post to: PO Box 142, Edenbridge, TN8 9AQ

FREE Guided walk around the Historic centre of Edenbridge - Leaving 2pm from the Eden Valley Museum. The guides are friendly and highly knowledgeable and look forward to showing you around town!

Thursday 12th June

CARERS FIRST help for those caring for others 10am to 12 noon, BRIDGES Centre.

Friday 13th June

Organic Pest and Disease Control - 10am-1pm, Commonwork, Bore Place, Nr Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7AR. Explore how adhering to certain principles and techniques minimises garden pests and diseases. £25per person (pre-booking essential). More information & booking forms at www.commonwork. org/courses-and-events or contact Becky Baldock at beckyb@commonwork.org / 01732 463 255. ‘40 years without a proper job’ - 2-4pm, WI Hall, Edenbridge. New members welcome. EdenAra

Thursday 19th June

Edenbridge Stamp & Postcard Club AGM & Open Evening - 8.15pm, St Paulinus Hall, Hillcrest Road, Marlpit Hill. New members/visitors always welcome.

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Business Feature

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The only vehicle rental company in Edenbridge Automatic vehicles, diesel variants, child seats and satellite navigation systems are also available on request. You can either book your hire vehicle online using a sophisticated booking system which allocates vehicles in real time, or give the local office a call and organise everything over the phone.

Saxons Self Drive Hire are a family owned rental company which started in 1998 in Biggin Hill with just two hire vehicles to their name. Saxons are part of Practical Car & Van Rental, the largest British vehicle rental franchise in the UK with over 170 rental locations and the 4th All of their vehicles are able to be taken biggest vehicle rental company in overseas. As long as the team know where you will be going and how long for, they will arrange the country. the additional breakdown cover and insurance The Saxons fleet now consists of for your trip. 130 vehicles and there are offices in Bromley and Edenbridge as well as their head office in Rental periods for all vehicles can run from a Biggin Hill. The Edenbridge office is located in single day to a four year hire contract. You can the Wiles Centre on Commerce Way (TN8 6ED) either choose to organise your own insurance where you’ll often see one of their branded vans for the hire vehicle or include this with your booking. parked outside. The Edenbridge office is manned 6 days a One way rentals are also an option as collection week from 8.30am by Gary who has been with and drop-off from the same location is not the company for many years. Rental vehicles always suitable for everyone. To hire a standard vehicle you must be aged between 23 and 70 and have held your driving licence for at least 2 years. For minibuses, people carriers and 7.5T trucks there are other Whatever your vehicle requirements, Saxons are requirements. sure to be able to provide you with something All vehicles hired through Saxons Self Drive Hire to meet your needs. come with 24-hour breakdown and recovery Their range of hire service to give you peace of mind. vehicles include: The service is completely flexible and can either be collected from their office or arrangements can be made to have the vehicle delivered direct to your door or outside of normal hours by arrangement.

 Micro-cars  4x4s  7-seaters  Minibuses  Tippers  Vans (normal or with chillers)  7.5T trucks  Motorhomes (2-6 berth)  Wheelchair Access Vehicles (WAV)  Campervans (new this year)

competitively priced and what’s more, they are the only car rental company in our local area! To find out more or to book your next hire vehicle, visit the websites at: www.saxonsselfdrive.co.uk www.saxonsmotorhomes.co.uk You’ll find the full range of hire vehicles with prices and availability. You can also contact the office direct on 01732 860 511 where one of the staff would be happy to help you.

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Community Page

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Edenbridge Fairtrade Event a huge success! Edenbridge’s first ‘Come Dine With Us’ evening at the Eden Centre in Four Elms Road was one of a number of events during Fairtrade Fortnight. The event delivered a fantastic evening of foodie fun served up with a serious message designed to raise awareness of the wide variety of Fairtrade ingredients that can be incorporated into everyone’s daily cooking. A hundred local people enjoyed live demonstrations by six local celebrity chefs, followed by a six-course taster menu of the dishes. The chefs involved were Mr Eafor Ali from Quality Tandoori Restaurant, Jo Banks from Jo’s Pampered Chef Party, Roger Bell from The Old Eden, Phil Diggins from the hft Ltd Oak Tree Bistro, Paolo Grenci from La Botte Restaurant & Wine Bar and Andy Lamar from A. A. Plumbing & Heating. Andy explained: “As a local business we believe in fairness and honesty. We know how hard it is to run a business and earn a living and that is why we believe that it is important to use Fairtrade products as much as possible to give the grower or manufacturer a better profit margin and help them build a business, employ more people and provide a better quality of life for their families and communities.”

The event was organised by Rachel Ledwith, cafe coordinator at eAt@Eden. As well as raising awareness of Fairtrade, Come Dine With Us contributed more than £200 to the Edenbridge Fair Trade Group’s work. Rachel paid tribute not just to the chefs and the members of their staff who gave up their time but to sponsors including Sainsbury’s, The Eden Cenetre, Flourish Craft Bakery, Vegware and the Grant Rule Trust and the army of helpers who made the event run smoothly.

Sustainable Edenbridge “The Sustainable Edenbridge group is looking forward to a busy year, helping people find out how they can make a difference to our impact on the natural environment, and also getting out and enjoying ourselves! Our core focus is raising awareness of how small changes can help people live more sustainable lifestyles. You will be able to come and talk to us at the Eden Valley Festival, and we will also be setting up our stall at the Pig’s Ear Folk Ale at the Kentish Horse on Saturday 31st May, and at Bore Place Open Day in July. We’re also on Facebook at /sustainableedenbridge. Sustainable Edenbridge is a friendly and lively group of people who care deeply about community and environment. We’re also planning some social outings this year, to Bore Place, the Bentley Weald Wood Fair and a day out in dynamic Brighton viewing various sustainable initiatives. Cake and ale may also sneak onto the agenda. We welcome new members, regardless of how much or how little time you can spare, or what knowledge you have about sustainability – enthusiasm is what matters. There’s no membership fee, and we meet upstairs at the Old Eden on the second Thursday of each month – next meeting 10th April, 6.00 pm. This month’s tip is about reducing the volume of stuff bound for landfill in your black dustbin-bag. If you have a compost bin for your organic waste, did you know you can empty your hoover into it, as long as the contents are mostly house dust and dirt? This will help reduce your rubbish. Community Pages - sponsored by: www.edenbridgetown.com

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E d e n b r i d g e community has the chance to shape the way the area will develop and look over the next 16 years through creating a Neighbourhood Plan.

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Neighbourhood Plan project launched – have your say!

The project was launched at the Annual Town Meeting in March and aims to produce really local planning policies to guide the development of the parish up to 2030. First step is to seek the views of local people on Edenbridge now, and what they want for the future. Thousands of leaflets are being distributed with those questions – what kind of homes, jobs and businesses, leisure, transport and environment would people like?

The aim is to have replies from all ages, children to pensioners, and from all parts of the community - shoppers, commuters, retailers, residents, and employers. The replies will highlight issues which may be covered by creating local planning policies. These need to fit in with the layers of planning policy from national level downward, but this is a chance for local communities to influence their future, with policies which must be sustainable and deliverable, and supported by evidence of their need. Edenbridge has been awarded £4,000 of the Government funding allocated through Locality to communities nationwide for preparing Neighbourhood Plans, and also has direct support from officers appointed from Planning Aid England. A Steering Group of representatives from interested local organisations has formed to progress the project, including the Chamber of Commerce, housing associations, Kent Wildlife Trust, Sustainable Edenbridge and the Town Council. Sub-groups will be formed to work on specific topics, and anyone interested in helping with the project is invited to get in touch. You can also ‘join’ the facebook page to be kept up-to-date on activities surrounding the project by liking the page www.facebook.com/ EdenbridgeNeighbourhoodPlan

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Business Feature

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The Barrister Broker - reducing your legal costs After all the rain it really feels like summer is not too far away now – thank goodness! Mrs Burton-Lawrence has been keeping me busy these last couple of months, making sure I go to as many events in the area as possible. I felt like an accessory at the Edenbridge & Westerham CAB Disco last month whilst Mrs B-L and my eldest daughter Katy gave it their all on the dance floor – I felt exhausted just watching them!

using the expertise of Barristers.

Divorce is one, also something I can personally relate to having been through one several years ago. It’s a tough time with lots of stress and uncertainty. If you and your spouse can agree on the fair division of the matrimonial assets (house, car, money, etc) without commencing Court proceedings this has to be the best solution. Word of caution here, if you do agree amongst yourselves, make sure you get an Order drawn up (a Barrister can draft this document) and approved by the Court to prevent your later to be ex-spouse coming back (maybe years later) to have a second bite at the cherry! If you do have to go through the Courts in order to obtain a Final Order, using the direct services of a Barrister from the outset will So, this is now the sixth save you at least 50% overall if not more, than if feature page I have you used a solicitor. written as The Barrister Other matters include Contact of children – Broker with my first one often fathers wanting contact arrangements back in the March/April for their children or mothers contesting contact 2013 edition - my how for whatever reason; cohabitees - non-married At the CAB Disco time flies. Since that couples breaking up and wanting to take their first article I have been kept busy dealing with share of the assets such as a property they bought numerous enquiries, many of which have been together; business contractual disputes – drafting by telephone which is nice as it’s more personal letters before claim or indeed suing someone over and gives the opportunity to talk things through the breach of a contract; contesting the Will or as opposed to conversation by email! To my good estate of a deceased relative. fortune, many of these enquiries have developed into client work which is very rewarding and goes I think it is important to highlight that the Barrister to show the valuable impact this magazine has who advises you on the law, gets to know you, helps you build your case and is also the person upon its local audience. who represents you in Court if it goes that far. This For the benefit of new readers to this column, means 100% consistency in your representation. I should perhaps make it clear that I am not a No third party or other lawyer is brought in lawyer and cannot give legal advice. My business your Barrister does all the work themselves. is all about helping people get genuine value This is why going direct to a Barrister is so costfor money and the best outcome they can when effective compared to going to a solicitor. There using legal services. I achieve this by arranging is no overlap or duplication of work and as I have Barristers, the legal experts, to provide clients already mentioned, going direct to the expert at with specialist legal advice and/or representation the very beginning will save you time and money before a Court. It’s a simple concept really, as with in the long term. many things in life, going direct to the “expert” at the very beginning will save you time and money It won’t cost you anything to speak to me but I could end up saving you thousands! Call me on 01732 in the long term. 866 562 or visit my website for more information So, looking back over the last 12 months, it maybe at www.thebarristerbroker.com. useful to share with you the types of legal issues that I have been able to help people deal with

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Clubs and Organisations

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Amateur Dramatics, Music & Dance A Cappella Ladies’ Choir Jacky Hintze - jacky. hintze@outlook.com / 01732 503 606 Meet Sundays - 7.459pm at Edenbridge Parish Church. Edenbridge Bellringers Richard Dyson - 01732 860 234 or rjdyson@ tiscali.co.uk Meet: Every Tues, 8pm at St Peter’s and St Pauls, Edenbridge Edenbridge Music & Arts Trust Annual programme of Classical Concerts, Jazz, Art Exhibition 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 or backstage. Darren Thomas - 07776 296 925 Edenbridge Town Band Lucy Gibb - 07766 391 766 Meet: Wed 7.30pm-9.45pm at Bandroom, Market Yard Car Park, Edenbridge Folk Song & Music Singers, musicians & listeners welcome - free Terry & Stephanie - 01732 864 487 Meet: Every 2nd Tues, 8.30pm at Queens Arms, Cowden Pound Forge Singers Amateur dramatics, pantos and 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 / Every 4th Sun, 8.30pm, Wheatsheaf, Marsh Green Marlings Morris Gill Bilsland - 01883 712224 A ladies North West Clog dancing side practicing on Monday evenings, autumn, winter & spring at the Eden Community Centre. www.marlingsmorris.co.uk Songsters ‘Singing for fun’ drop-in for adults. Open to everyone – no experience needed! Jacky on 01732 503 606 or jacky. hintze@outlook.com Meet: Wednesdays 2-3.30pm, the Eden Centre. Wild Wing Youth Arts Drama for children & young people aged 18 < Contact: 07986 365 175 or wildwingers@gmail.com Meet: Weekly at Marlpit Hill Baptist Church www.wildwingyouththeatre.co.uk

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

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

Games Bingo Club (over 18s only) Secretary: 01732 863 628 Meet: Every Weds from 8pm at The Royal British Legion, Edenbridge 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 Edenbridge Centre on Four Elms Road (opp. Fircroft Way) www.edenbridgeaircadets.co.uk Brownies Terri Scanes - 01732 862 198 Meet: Every Monday 5.30-7pm, Rickards Hall, Edenbridge Cowden & District Horticultural Society Andrew Coulter - 01342 850 174 Shows: 6th Apr, 6th Jul, 7th Sep 2.30pm, Cowden Memorial Hall Edenbridge & District Astronomers Regular meetings/ viewing evenings (usually monthly) edenbridgeastro@gmail.com Edenbridge & District Rifle Club JG Atherton - 01732 863 000

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Edenbridge Fuchsia and Pelargonium Society Julie Jones-Ellis - 01892 870 931 Meet: 2nd and/or 4th Thursday from 8pm, Royal British Legion Edenbridge Historical Society Chrissie Stevens - 01732 865 634 Meet: 1st Thurs each month from 8pm at the W.I. Hall, Edenbridge Edenbridge Stamp & Postcard Club Derek Hamilton - 01732 862 561 Meet: 3rd Thurs each month from Sep-Jun (excl. Dec) from 8.15pm at St Paulinus Hall, Hillcrest Road Eden Divers Claire - 07738 006 051 Meet: Every Weds, 8pm at The Old Eden. info@eden-divers.com www.eden-divers.com Scouts In Edenbridge Beaver Colony (6-8 yrs) Chris Barrow - fictionmoon@gmail. com Meet: Every Monday (term time) 5.30-6.45pm Cub Pack (8-11 yrs) J Madden - juliemadden@hotmail. com Meet: Every Thurs (term time) 6.158pm Scouts (10-14 yrs) Chris Barrow - fictionmoon@gmail. com Meet: Fridays (term time) 7.15-9pm Explorers (14+ yrs) Andy King - 01732 862 587 Meet: Every Weds (term time) 7.309.30pm Youth Services ECTreme Youth Club Varied activities for 11-18 year olds Anthony - 07738 232 296 ect_youthworker@btinternet.com Meet: Every Fri, 7.30-9.30pm, former Eden Church (term time) Cost: £1 per week

Edenbridge Youth Forum Keith Rowell - 07786 624 943 Meet: 1st Monday each month, 6:30-9pm at HOUSE in the Eden Centre.

Organisations & Societies Age UK Helen Vicary: 01622 221 027 Meet: Tues & Thurs, 9am-3pm, The Eden Centre, Four Elms Road. Chiropody service every two weeks and hairdressing services. Alcoholics Anonymous Meet: Every Thurs, 7.45-9.15pm at BRIDGES Centre, Edenbridge High St. First meeting each month ‘open’, other meetings ‘closed’. Community Care for The Elderly This charitable group give one off payments to Senior Citizens with a particular need Mrs Grieve - 01732 862 526 Mrs Gray - 01732 862 596 Crockham Hill WI Mrs Linda Brown - 01732 862 604 Meet: 1st Weds each month, 2.30pm at Crockham Hill Village Hall Edenbridge & District Ladies Probus Club Janet Bateman - 01732 862 041 Meet: 3rd Wed. each month at The Kent & Surrey Golf Club, Crouch House Road, Edenbridge Edenbridge & District Probus Club David Johnson - 01732 864 175 Meet: Third Thurs each month at the Kent & Surrey Golf Club, Crouch House Road, Edenbridge Edenbridge & District Rail Travellers Association Working to safeguard, retain and improve local rail services Geoff Brown - 01732 862 604 Membership enquiries: Ray Tatnall - 01732 862 849

Edenbridge Bonfire Society Charles Laver - 01732 863 120 info@edenbridgebonfire. co.uk Meet: 08/11/2014, Lingfield Rd Rec Edenbridge Branch RNLI Andrew Varney - 01732 863 826 Edenbridge Cacti & Succulent Society Geoff Southon - 01732 866 295 Meet: 4th Tues each mth (3rd Tues Dec), 7.30pm, Crockham Hill Village Hall Edenbridge Freemasons Stephen Marshall01892 822 910 (evenings) Meet: Four Elms Village Hall Edenbridge Hospital League of Friends Jo Naismith - 01732 860 148 www.ehlof.org.uk

Clubs and Organisations

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

Edenbridge Rotary Club Jim Burbridge - 01732 865 399 Meet: Every Monday, 6pm at Self Unlimited, Philippines Cl. (off Hever Rd) Edenbridge Voluntary Transport Service Edenbridge Hospital, Mill Hill, Edenbridge, TN8 5DA Contact - 01732 865 353 Office hours 10am-12.30pm each weekday Charity Commission Reg No 283968 Edenbridge (Afternoon) Women’s Institute Mrs Pat Crocker - 01732 863 894 Meet: 2nd Tues each month from 2pm at the W.I. Hall, Edenbridge

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Clubs and Organisations

May/June 2014  The Edenbridge Directory Edenbridge (Evening) Women’s Institute Margaret Kuell - 01732 863 022 Meet: 3rd Tues each month from 8pm at the W.I. Hall, Edenbridge Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce Peter Kingham - 01732 866 444 Meet: 1st Tues each month at 6pm Eden Valley Museum Trust Support your local museum by visiting or volunteering House Manager:Alex Paton - 01732 868 102 www.evmt.org.uk

Family Action Building Bridges Support for families and others caring for children. Contact: 01732 860 560 Meet: Each Weds 9-10.30am (term time only) at the Childrens’ Centre, High Street, Edenbridge Hever Bullen WI Mrs C Mercer - 01732 864 097 Meet: 2nd Weds each month, 8pm at Hever Village Hall. MIND Day Services Advice and support Contact: 01732 743 902 Meet: Last 2 Tues each month, 1011.30am, Edenbridge Hospital. Royal British Legion Club Contact: 01732 863 628 Women’s Section: 01732 868 164 RNLI Edenbridge John Proctor - 01732 700 310 Volunteer Centre Contact: 01732 454 785 e: volunteering@vawk.org.uk Open: Tues 9.30am-12.30pm at the BRIDGES Centre

Voluntary Care for the Elderly Funding to help the elderly Mary Grieve - 01732 862 526

Older Persons Lifestyle Group Carole & Chris Ore - 01732 862 020 Meet: Every Wednesday, 11:30 1pm at The Eden Centre, Four Elms Road.

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

Parents & Toddlers

Toddler Clubs at The Eden Church - Sparkling Fishes Contact: 07799 130 557, or www. edenchurch.edenkent.org Meet: Mon 9.30-11.30am (term time). Free play for 0-4 yrs, storytime, songtime and crafts. Cost: £1 per family - refreshments & childrens snack

Social Groups Astor Senior Citizens Club Joan Clements - 01732 865 011 Meet: Every Tues. 1.30-3.30pm at the Fircroft Association, Spitals Cross - just come along! Edenbridge Active Retirement Association (EdenARA) L Bartholomew - 01732 863 774 Meet: 2nd Fri each month from 2-4pm at the W.I. Hall, Edenbridge Edenbridge Friendz Pauline Collins 01732 864 291 or John Froud 01732 862 917 Meet: Weds social club for adults with learning disabilities, 7-9pm, Self Unlimited, Phillippines Close, Hever Road. Fridays for swimming 6-7pm, Edenbridge Leisure Centre.

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Sevenoaks District Seniors Action Forum (SDSAF) Roger Bryan - 01322 664 754 sdsaf@7oaks.net | www.sdsaf.org Talk Time Make friends and share activities over coffee Edenbridge Library - 01732 862 600 Meet: Every Weds - 10.30-12.30

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

Edenbridge Mens Club Contact: 01732 863 495

Pop-in Club (over 60s) Meet: Every Thursday, 2-4pm at the Fircroft Association

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Sports Clubs

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Edenbridge Cricket Club

For more information or to join the club, contact Graham Cox (Senior Section) on 01732 632 962 or Kevin Murphy (Junior Section) on 01732 862 245

Edenbridge Spitfires FC for ages 6-13 years

Contact Robert Johnson on 01732 866 545 | 07947 331 314 or visit www.edenbridgespitfires.co.uk

Edenbridge United FC

For more information contact Keith Gallier on 01732 866 001 or visit www.pitchero.com/clubs/edenbridgeunitedfc

Edenbridge Hockey Club

Edenbridge Hockey Club’s training night is moving to a Tuesday from 7 to 8.30pm with a qualified coach at Edenbridge Leisure Centre. All abilities welcome. Adults and juniors (over 13). We are a ladies team but are looking to re-establish a mens’/boys’ side. For further information, please contact Julie Partridge on 01732 505 616.

Edenbridge Judo Club Est. 1971 For all ages from 5 years +. Contact Sensei Dave Mansi on 01342 311 011.

Edenbridge Men’s Rugby Club

For more information or to join the club, contact the Club Secretary Blair Clubley at blair.clubley@ gmail.com. Senior/Youth teams contact Dom Mitchell at dom_mitchell1@hotmail.co.uk

Edenbridge Mini Rugby Club

If you are between 6-12 years old contact Gareth Roberts at garethdroberts@btinternet.com

Four Elms Cricket Club

For more information or to join the club contact Stuart Bradley (Senior Section) on 01732 867 636 or Alan or Pauline Crowhurst (Junior Section) on 01732 357 170. Senior training on Tuesday evenings and League matches played Saturdays.

Lingfield St Piers Badminton Club

(Close to Lingfield Racecourse) For more information or to join the club, call Brenda or Peter on 01732 862 035. Friday evening’s from 8pm.

Marlpit Hill Snooker Club

Contact J G Abell - 01732 863 298 for more information. Hillcrest Road, Marlpit Hill.

Nomads Football Club

Contact (1st Team Manager) Nigel Ship - 07979 508 745 - Nigel68@blueyonder.co.uk or (Reserve Team Manager) Dave Snooks - 07958 648 965. Training every Wednesday from 7pm, rain or shine!

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NIC HAYE

MAN & VAN REMOVALS Furniture - Antiques – Garden Items Boxes - Pallets – Student Moves etc... Reliable, Flexible and Competitive Insured - Local & Nationwide

(01732) 770029 / 07887 956386 info@nichaye.co.uk - www.nichaye.co.uk Feel free to call for a quote

Odd job / handyman Indoors:

Decorating Tiling Laminate flooring Plastering Carpentry Flat pack assembly

Outside:

Fencing Pruning Decking Hedging Planting Paving

All general maintenance jobs undertaken. Call Peter to arrange for a quotation on

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Causeway Joinery Ltd Tel: 01342 850170

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Stairs - Cabinetry - Doors - Windows Office - Lounge - Bedroom - Kitchen - Bathroom Fitted or Free Standing Furniture Traditional Casement - High Performance Windows - Sliding Sash New Buildings - Listed Properties - Barn Conversions

Contact us for a free no obligation estimate e-mail: causewayjoinery@aol.com

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Send in your completed crossword by Friday 30th May for your chance to win a Clippa - the versatile drinks holder, courtesy of Brollie Buddies - www.brolliebuddies.co.uk

Please post your entry to: PO Box 142, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 9AQ

NAME: ................................................................... TEL: ....................................... ADDRESS: ............................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................... Closing date for entries is Friday 30th May 2014. Winner and crossword solution to be announced in the next issue of The Edenbridge Directory. First correct entry drawn will win.

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Prize Crossword

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Across 7. Transport the wood fixing for those on board (5,4) 8. Leak life force if not plastered (5)

(c)Chett March 2006

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3. Alcohol breaks the spirit we hear (8) 10. Bury dung to surprisingly produce fine wine 4. Not suited to a sweet palate (4,3) (8) 5. Illuminated ignited deluge (8) 11. Attack youth leader in rough weather (6) 12. Don’t pull out or push in to change note (4) 13. One lingers around for German hock(8)

6. Y  east and sugar worked together for bottled production (9)

9. Some bubbly imported from East India (4) 15. Sweetener for commanding officers stuck in 14. May have to join the AA without a car (9) adhesive (7) 17. He’ll make it, sell it and probably drink it too! (7)

16. After a heavy night this may help fix you in the morning (8)

20. Thrown out at joint celebration (8)

18. Point out you’re ready to turn (8)

22. Result of overspend on young lady coming out to tea (4)

19. Dry snack really takes it for drink accompaniment (7)

25. Strong omen does not have the right content (6)

21. Carry to the raffle (4)

26. Follow after bird with drink mixture (8) 27. Find Eastern devious devil (5)

23. The nerve of the drink holder (6) 24. Had meal with Edward after racket (5)

28. Produced strong drink at night ? (9)

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Useful Numbers

May/June 2014 ď&#x201A;§ The Edenbridge Directory Health Care Chemists - Boots 01732 863 215 - Paydens 01732 863 211 Edenbridge Health Centre 01732 865 055 Edenbridge Hospital 01732 863 164 Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust 01892 526 111 Hospice in the Weald 01892 820 500 NHS Direct (free from landline/ mobile) - 111 Support Alcoholics Anonymous 08457 697 555 Citizens Advice Bureau 01622 221 470 Childline 0800 1111 Community Safety 01732 227 000 CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111

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

Gas, National Grid 0800 111 999 Water 01737 772 000 Local Services | Information Clean Kent 0845 345 0210 Council Emergencies - 9am-5pm 01732 227 000 - After 5pm 01732 462 222 Edenbridge Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre 01732 864 045 Edenbridge Town Council 01732 865 368 Edenbridge Volunteer Centre 01732 866 901 Eden Centre 01622 221 121 Library 01732 862 600 Post Office 0845 722 3344

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Index of Advertisers

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Accountants

Entertainment & Events

Picture Framing

Cars - Servicing

Fitness & Leisure

Printers

Graphic/Web Design

Safety & Security

Home & Interiors

Vets

Wood Branson Edenbridge Parish Church ...............19 Dee-Jay Framing ..................................47 Dickinson .........5 Forge Singers ........................................35 Plasterers & Tilers Eden Valley Museum Advertising Steve Nixon ...........................................13 - Grand Opening .........11 edenbridgetown.com ....38 Plumbing Edenbridge Rotary Fete and Architectural AA Larmar Plumbing & Heating ....7 Dog Show .................3 Services Colin Lutley .............................................53 KM Creations ..................17 Estate & Letting Agents Eden Plumbing ......................................34 FoxWood Maclean .................................1 J Penfold ................................................13 Barbers LeGrys ......................................................56 Kent Heating Solutions .........................9 Hair For Men ...................32 Edenbridge Leisure Centre ..............45 Buzz Digital ...........................................20 Accelerated Motor Repairs ....21 Florists Property Maintenance & Alfred Coker & Sons .....48 Piperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Florist ........................................20 Improvements RB Autos ..........................12 Garden Centres Gutters ......................................................52 Response Diagnostics ....9 Ring Lodge Nursery ...........................25 Odd Job / Handyman ...........................47 RW Lock Roof Repairs ........................13 Carpenters/Joiners Garden Services Causeway Joinery .........48 AG Garden Care ....................................52 Southern Property Support .............37 Copycats ...........................35 All Seasons Landscaping & Design ..23 Sovereign Construction ....................47 GB Joinery .......................32 Arbormedic Tree Services ............12 True Build ...............................................33 John Simmons ..............51 CJ Landscapes & Garden Design ......41 Recruitment Paul T Burton .................8 Steven Jones Automatic Gates .......12 Manic Monsters ....................................29 Pearl Carpentry and Well Kempt Gardens ...........................8 The Plumbing Academy .................41 Joinery Services.....20 Removals Gifts Precision Joinery ...........14 Something Special ..............................17 Nic Haye ..................................................47

Catteries

Catwick Cattery ............7

Buzz Digital ..........................6, 12 & 48 JPro Services Ltd .....................15 & 31 Child Care/Services Sarah Medway ......................................25 Sign Writers Infant Sleep Hiero Graphics ....................................48 Haberdashery Consultancy ..........47 Magnolias of Edenbridge ................41 Sports Clubs Computer/Technology Edenbridge Cricket Club ...................10 Health & Beauty Services Body Mechanics ....................................14 Taxis Calico Computers ...............................33 Eden Beauty Therapy ......................51 Relyon Cars ...............................................55 MR Computing ......................................53

Helen Eckersley ......................................51

Magnolias of Edenbridge ........18 & 23 Portland Vets ..........................................2

Mortgage Advisors

Domestic Services

Just Mortgages .......................................6

Double Glazing Repairs & Installation

Painting & Decorating

Dry Cleaners

Photographers/Photography

Magiclean ..................................................6 Oil & Tank Suppliers The Oven Cleaner ..............................13 Geoff Boorman Fuels ........................20 Ashley James Chase ..........................14 DTS Edenbridge ...................................6 Caroline Mee ........................................12 Edenbridge Window Systems ..........22 Paul Tapper ..........................................13 Spec 21 Ltd ............................................10 Pest Control RW Lock ..................................................18 Drain Cleaning Oxted Drain Services ............................8 SureKill .......................................................52 EdenClean ............................................18 Champion Photographic .................23 Perfect Celebrations ..........................14 Electrician 24/7 Electrical ........................................27

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The Edenbridge Directory - Issue 70 - May/June 2014  

An Independent Community and Business Magazine for people living in and around the Edenbridge area (TN8 postcode)

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