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Editor’s Note


FEATURE: Geniune Care Homecare


FEATURE: Edenbridge Motor Show


FEATURE: Edenbridge Untapped


What's On in September


Puzzle Page


Clubs & Organisations


Useful Numbers


What’s On in October


Index of Advertisers


Eden Valley Loyalty Card


Sudoku Solution


FEATURE: Hever Hotel & Spa

Look out for News from the Community articles throughout the magazine p14




Get in touch The Editor: Laura Lawrence 07775 682 127 info@edenbridge-magazine.co.uk The Edenbridge Magazine is an independent publication produced by Laura Lawrence.

November/December 2019 copy deadline: Friday 4th October 2019 Printed by: Newman Thompson Print Media Ltd Distributed by: Royal Mail throughout the TN8 area


@edenbridgemagazine @LauraCLawrence /in/lauraclawrence 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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Note from the Editor... Dear Neighbours, Welcome to issue 102 of The Edenbridge Magazine, another busy issue to bring you all the latest events taking place in and around the area. Don’t forget that if you are organising any local community event, you can publicise it for free in the What’s On pages of the relevant issue. I’m always delighted to hear from you and help support your events. 6,300 copies are distributed by Royal Mail direct through doors so it’s a great way to raise awareness of what you are doing. As well as free content for not-for-profit groups in the magazine, I also give discounted advertising to the same groups as well. I haven't been out and about as much as usual over the last couple of months as I've been on the other side and have been preparing for one of the big events that I am involved in (regular readers will know how much I love being involved in our fabulous local community). The first coming up is the Edenbridge Motor Show (read more on page 16) which takes place on Sunday 8th September. I'll be on stage again (I have been given my own mini-stage next to the main stage) where I will be conducting interviews and reminding visitors of all the attractions and other useful information throughout the day. Until I moved to Edenbridge over 15 years ago, I never would have imagined I'd be doing such things. Moving to the area has really changed my life and I'm loving it! I want to take this opportunity to let you know that the landline number for the business will shortly be unavailable as I am in the process of moving my office to a new location where there is no landline. I’ve been amazed to learn about all the alternative options for receiving fast broadband without a direct phone line and would like to give a shout out to JK Comms Ltd (www.jkcomms.com) for looking into this and sorting out for me. In this day and age the importance of having a landline for businesses is not the same as it was even a few years back. So, if you wish to speak to me about getting content into the magazine or advertising, please call on mobile (listed below) or drop me an email. 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. The next deadline is Friday 4th October for the November/December issue which will be distributed during the last week of October. Until next time...

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Feature: Edenbridge Motor Show & Music Festival Now in it's fifth year, the Edenbridge Motor Show and Music Festival is almost here. Organised by volunteers of the Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce and with great support from members of the community and local organisations. The introduction of the official Musical Festival part to the show last year was a HUGE success and the headline act, Some Kinda Wonderful featuring the Noel McCalla & Derek Nash Band is going to be even more amazing as they perform two sets on stage. Opening the show at 10am are the Edenbridge Town Band joined by the Forge Singers to get this moving, followed by The Victorious River Band and Don't Ask The Band. This year the main stage has been renamed in memory of one of our Chamber of Commerce members, Paul Dashwood, who also coordinated all the music at last year's show as well as performing with his band, Don't Ask. Sadly Paul passed away earlier this year so in hour of him all our musical performances will be taking place on the Paul Dashwood Stage. Paul Dashwood performing at last year's Motor Show with Don't Ask The Band

NEW to the show this year is a giant inflatable children's park and the popular Mud Monsters are back giving rides to visitors. Of course all the usual trade and craft stalls will be in attendance, as well as the food zone which includes a bar provided by Godstone Brewery. It wouldn't be a motor show without the hundreds of vehicles that turn up from individual exhibitors to car clubs, motorbikes to camper vans. There really is something for everyone's taste. My personal favourite is the MX5 Drivers Club :-)

I thoroughly enjoyed being MC for the day at last year's event and I'm delighted to be invited back on stage again this year. From here I'll be keeping visitors up to date on what's happening, telling you how to join in and vote for your favourite displays and interviewing some of our performers and exhibitors . There still is time to apply to exhibit your vehicle/club - simply go to the website www. edenbridgemotorshow.co.uk and download an application form. Entering for the display area is free if booked in advance. Tickets can be purchased on the day at £5.00 per adult and under 14s go free if accompanied by an adult. Date: Sunday 8th September Time: 10am until 6pm Venue: Gabriel's Showground, Mill Hill TN8 5PL Website: www.edenbridgemotorshow.co.uk

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What’s On in September Tuesday 3rd September Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce Members Meeting - 6pm, venue TBC. All local businesses welcome. Visit www.edenvalleychamber. org.uk or email admin@ edenvalleychamber.org.uk. Tuesday 3rd September Chiddingstone WI - 7pm, Chiddingstone Village Hall. Talk 'The History of Patchwork Quilting' by Christine Burgess. New members welcome. Sunday 8th September Edenbridge Motor Show & Musical Festival - 10am6pm, Gabriel's Showground, Mill Hill, Edenbridge TN8 5PL. Enjoy a wide selection of vehicle displays, a ride on the Mud Monsters track and NEW this year is an inflatable children's park with big slides, a helter skelter and much more! Enjoy for the second year our amazing music festival with The Noel McCalla/ Derek Nash Band performing 'Some Kinda Wonderful' with supporting acts Don't Ask The Band, Victorious River Band,

Edenbridge Town Band with the Forge Singers. Admission £5, children under 14 free if accompanied by an adult. For more information visit edenbrigemotorshow.co.uk Sunday 8 September Country & Food Fayre - 11am5pm, Chiddingstone Castle. Something for everyone and the annual fair including country sports, delicious food and drink. Browse the stalls with goods from dog food and household accessories to handmade chocolates, wine, gin, pottery and fencing. NEW this year will be chicken racing! Adults £6, Children (513) £2, Family (2+2) £15. Visit chiddingstonecastle.org.uk th

Thursday 12th September - Edenbridge Fuchsia & Pelargonium Society - 8pm, Rickards Hall. Speaker: Steven Moore - Salvias. New members welcome.

Friday 13th September - EdenARA: - 2-4.30pm, Edenbridge W.I. Hall. Speaker: Steve Hookins - Odd Facts. New members welcome. Saturday 14th September - Edenbridge Guided Walk2pm, meet outside Eden Valley Museum. www.evmt.org.uk Tuesday 17th September - Edenbridge Evening WI - 8pm, Edenbridge WI Hall. Speaker: Dorothy Holland - Memories of WWII. New members welcome. Thursday 26th September - Edenbridge Fuchsia & Pelargonium Society - 8pm, Rickards Hall. Speaker: Melanie Gibson-Barton - Curious Flanders. New members welcome. Friday 27th September - Forget-me-not Café 10.30am-12noon, The Eden Centre, Four Elms Rd. For those experiencing memory or cognitive issues. www.forgetmenotcafe.org.uk

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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 - richarddyson2014@gmail.com 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 - 01342 850083 Forge Singers Amateur Dramatics - 01732 868327 Informal Folk Music - 01342 850 083 Marlings Morris - 01883 712224 - marlingsmorris.co.uk Parkin-singers - aquarianopera@blueyonder.co.uk

Facilities for Hire BRIDGES Centre - hello@bridgescentre.org - 01732 868186 Cowden Memorial Hall - 01342 850674 - CowdenHall@mail.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 Pavilion (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 & Crafts - 01732 862709 Eden Valley Artists - 01732 864203 - edenvalleyartists.com Knitting & Crochet - suepaice70@gmail.com Oxted & Limpsfield Floral Design Club - 01883 714246 - www.olfs.org.uk Painting for Pleasure Art Club - 01732 864266 Riddlesdown Model Flying Club - contactrmfc@gmail.com

Organisations & Societies Crockham Hill WI - 01732 862604 Edenbridge & District Ladies Probus Club - 01732 863 517 - gwenchappell2@tiscali.co.uk Edenbridge & District Probus Club - 01732 862448 Edenbridge & District Rail Travellers Association - 01732 862464 Edenbridge & Westerham Rotary Club - 07795 447758 Edenbridge Active Retirement Association (EdenARA) - 01342 833595 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 - EdenbridgeEvening@WKFWI.org.uk 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 section)

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RNLI Edenbridge - 01732 700310 Sevenoaks District Seniors Action Forum (SDSAF) 01322 664754 - sdsaf@7oaks.net - www.sdsaf.org Stangrove Community - Facebook Sustainable Edenbridge - sustainable.edenbridge@gmail.com Volunteer Centre - 01732 454785 - imago.community

Lingfield St Piers Badminton - 01732 862035 Marlpit Hill Snooker Club - 07977 565208 Nomads Football Club - 07979 508745 Oxted Cycling Club - 07970 507657 - oxtedcc.org Westerham Cycling Club - 07808 141114 - westerhamcyclingclub.co.uk

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

Sports & Games Bingo Club (over 18s only) - 01732 863628 Bough Beech Sailing Club - bbsccomms@gmail.com Cowden Indoor Bowls Club - 01342 850239 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

Support Age UK- 03000 422882 Al-Anon Family Groups - 0800 0086 811 - al-anonuk.org.uk Alcoholics Anonymous - 0800 9177650 - alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk Carers First - 01634 582132 - www.carersfirst.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

Young People Brownies & Guides - Sian Leahy – 1stEdenbridgeguides@ gmail.com 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 - contact.edenbridge@sevenoaksscouts.org.uk Beaufighters Explorer Unit (14-18 yrs) - beaufighters@sevenoaks-explorers.org.uk

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

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What’s On in October Tuesday 1st October - Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce - 6pm, venue TBC. All local businesses welcome. Visit www.edenvalleychamber. org.uk or email admin@ edenvalleychamber.org.uk. Tuesday 1st October Chiddingstone WI - 7pm, Chiddingstone Village Hall. Cheese tasting with Waitrose. New members welcome.

ready-made juice from local producers or pedal your way to producing a delicious drink on the smoothie bike! With live entertainment, refreshments and plenty of stalls, there is something for everyone at this event. Free entry.

Saturday 5th October AppleFest - 10am-2.30pm, Doggetts Courtyard/Rickards Hall (behind Eden Valley Museum). Sustainable Edenbridge will be celebrating all things apple.

Thursday 10th October - Edenbridge Fuchsia & Pelargonium Society - 8pm, Rickards Hall. Speaker: Colin Jones - Island Hopping. New members welcome.

Have a go at apple-pressing with the new mill - bring some of your own fruit crop and containers to fill, sample

Friday 11th October EdenARA: - 2-4.30pm, Edenbridge W.I. Hall. New members welcome.

Tuesday 15th October Edenbridge Evening WI - 8pm, Edenbridge WI Hall. Speaker: Geoffrey Green - A Lifetime of collecting Autographs. New members welcome. Thursday 24th October - Edenbridge Fuchsia & Pelargonium Society AGM with wine and cheese - 8pm, Rickards Hall. New members welcome. Friday 25th October - Forgetme-not Café - 10.30am12noon, The Eden Centre, Four Elms Rd. For those experiencing memory or cognitive issues. www.forgetmenotcafe.org.uk

Thursday Market Don't forget - From 9.30-1pm the weekly Farmers' Market takes place in the Market Yard Car Park (off High Street) Art Exhibitions on a monthly basis at the BRIDGES Centre


New homeopathic clinic at BRIDGES Centre

HCHC (Homeopathic Community Health Clinics) opened their new clinic at the BRIDGES Centre in July. The clinic offers low-cost appointments, free information sessions to find out how the service works and to provide any general natural health advice to promote natural good health.

Tuesday of the month but visit the website for scheduled dates. To find out more contact 07421 368 751 for booking appointments or visit www. hchclinics.org

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Funding available for local charities and organisations

BRIDGES receive check from the WMCT for new flooring at the centre (L-R: Sue Oldfield, WMCT Trustee Michael Jenner, Dorothy Sutton)

The Warren Meadows Charitable Trust (WMCT), formed by the Edenbridge Freemasons, was set up following the passing of one of the Lodge members, Warren Meadows. The trust have already helped a number of local organisations in the area including: • Edenbridge Players • Eden Valley Museum Trust • Edenbridge Spitfires • BRIDGES Centre Now they are looking to help more groups in the local area and are actively encouraging them to make a funding application. If your group, organisation or club needs funding for a specific project then this funding opportunity might just be what you're looking for. It just has to be based in the local area and either have charitable status or an organisation that works for the good of the public. For full more details , please write to: Michael Jenner, 23 The Plat, Edenbridge TN8 5BJ.

Edenbridge Spitfires with their WMCT sponsored kit

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Feature: Hever Hotel opens its doors to Shambala Spa Previously used as the working farm of Hever Castle, Hever Hotel now offers 70 tastefully and individually designed bedrooms, 2 lounges and a cosy restaurant and bar. The new conference centre offers meeting space with 2 large rooms for up to 100 delegates and 5 additional boardrooms, ideal for meetings, conferences and business retreats. For a memorable culinary experience, dine in our Stables Restaurant and enjoy local produce and dishes specially selected by our chef using many ingredients grown in our own vegetable garden. The restaurant provides a warm, cosy and a delightful eating space where carefully prepared dishes can be peacefully enjoyed. Hever Hotel is a perfect venue for any celebration; a christening, birthday or anniversary. It also makes for an idyllic venue for weddings where brides and grooms can have their dream wedding with the ceremony and day/evening receptions all in one place. Guests can fully enjoy the celebrations and stay overnight in one of our bedrooms. The hotel has three suites to choose from, ideal for wedding ceremonies and/or receptions, which hold from 40 to 160 guests. Our latest addition, the Hever Suite, has recently been refurbished and is surrounded by large French windows looking out onto the grounds of Hever. It has its own dancefloor and a dedicated drink reception area. Your special day can take place in one venue, indoors or outdoors.

Our latest news! Shambala Wellness and Spa, nestled in the woodlands of the grounds will be opening its doors in September 2019. Enjoy treatments, massages, learn about Ayurveda way of life and take part in Yoga, Pilates and meditation classes run by highly qualified teachers. Shambala’s philosophy is inspired by Ayurveda – a unique way of life. Thousands of years before western science provided evidence of the body and mind connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda which continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated healing methods. It is based on the delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit to promote good health, combining yoga, meditation, diet and Ayurvedic treatments. Offering a wide choice of treatments such as manicures, pedicures and massages to 1-day, 3-day or 7-day retreats, Shambala can cater for any Spa needs. The spa also includes a sauna, relaxation room, plunge pool, steam bath and our very special salt room.

All treatment bookings made during September will enjoy a 15% introductory discount when mentioning this article in the Edenbridge Magazine. To find out more contact: Hever Hotel: sales@heverhotel.co.uk Shambala Wellness & Spa: shambala@ heverhotel.co.uk 28 | www.edenbridge-magazine.co.uk • info@edenbridge-magazine.co.uk

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Feature: Genuine Care Homecare Services Outstanding domiciliary and live-in care

Genuine Care Homecare Services was started in 2008 by Kathy Maslen following a long career working in the care sector. She became disillusioned with the industry and felt that companies were more worried about invoices than they were people. Kathy wanted to create a company which reflected her own values and passion for care. Over the years this local firm has grown from strength to strength to meet the needs of an ever ageing population who require care at home in order to live well and remain in their own homes. Genuine Care's services include domiciliary and live-in care and as well as covering the local Edenbridge area, their clients stretch from North West Kent and East Surrey to London and the South East. Genuine Care provide person-centred packages, ensuring their clients are treated with dignity and respect. All enquiries are reviewed on an individual basis to ensure the correct amount of time is allocated to be able to meet the needs of the clients who will be receiving care. Kathy and her team's passion for delivering outstanding care is evident in her lastest CQC Inspection Report where she is rated as Outsanding in 3 areas and Good in 2 areas - so you can be rest assured of the quality and standards of care delivered by the team. The report includes overwhelming feedback from people, relatives, health and social care professionals, commissioners and staff. CQC also state that the Genuine Care staff are well trained, highly caring and competent.

Going above and beyond seems to be what Kathy does best. When you meet her, her enthusiasm for care is infectious - she was recently at the Houses of Parliament where she has been campaigning for care sector workers to receive recognition as skilled workers (currently they are not). Kathy has received industry awards for her services and ethics, including the 'Putting People First' award, part of the Great British Care Awards.

She is also a member of a Parliamentary Review panel so she can input into and vote on bills which go through Parliament. Genuine Care are always on the look out for more staff to meet the demands for their services. As long as you have a passion for making a difference to people's lives, they will support you through the training process - no experience is required. You will also have the opportunity to gain qualifications whilst you are working and also develop a career in the care industry. Genuine Care has recently been expanding their premises in order to launch a new drop-in facility for people to come to and find out more about options for providing care for either themselves or family members and finding out what support is available and how to apply for it. Care for the elderly can be such a minefield - a facility like this will help so many understand better what is out there. To find out more, contact 01732 866 627 or visit www.genuinecare.co.uk or visit their office - 139 High Street, Edenbridge, TN8 5AX

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Feature: Edenbridge Untapped sourced from: Kent, Surrey and Sussex and that are not widely available in the local area. Richard (co-owner) said that “We will be bringing you drinks that cannot be sourced in local Supermarkets and off licences. I believe our key to success is to continue working with small craft producers, which in turn will enable us to provide our discerning customers with high quality products and hopefully introducing them to new styles and tastes". Five years ago three local business owners met whilst being part of the organising committee for the Edenbridge Motor Show. These three (pictured above): James Kemp (Well Kempt Gardens), Richard Williams (Blackdog Microsystems) and Sam Thurston (Kent Heating Solutions) found that they worked together well and, most importantly, got along as friends. Despite being busy with their own jobs they decided to start a joint management company – Thunderstruck Events, going on to organise the successful ‘Edenbridge Uncorked’ Food and Drink festival. It was whilst indulging in their joint passion for good food and drink that they decided to do something with their newly found contacts and open a specialist drink retailer in Edenbridge High Street. This seemed a perfect fit alongside the food festival and other future projects to bring new things to the town. Hence, ‘Edenbridge Untapped’ was born. Untapped aims to showcase only carefully selected craft: Beer, Cider, Wines and Spirits,

Edenbridge Untapped already have some great working relationships with local artisan producers such as: Greensand Ridge Distillery, Godstone and Titsey Breweries, Kent Cider Company and Hush Heath Wines.

They continue to work hard at bring on new stock. For instance, this week, alongside best sellers such as Henderson’s Rhubarb Cider, they are stocking Sparking Mead from the excellent Marourde Winery based near West Malling. Richard goes on to say “We will be showcasing at least one new producer each week, so there will always be something new to try. We do also realise that parking and access in Edenbridge can be an issue, so, Edenbridge Untapped is offering a free local delivery service on orders over £50. As we currently stock around: 50 Ales and Lagers, 20 Gins and Spirits, 20+ ciders alongside local wines and soft drinks, there is something for everyone. Why not pop in, say hello and chat to our friendly and knowledge team." 115a High Street, Edenbridge TN8 5AX www.edenbridgeuntapped.co.uk

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The Edenbridge Magazine • September/October 2019 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 - 116 123 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 *Indicates special offer for readers


Fitness, Sports & Leisure

Picture Framing

WBD Accountants ...........................................5 Clare’s Pilates* .................................................33 Dee-Jay Picture Framing .........................27


Garden & Outdoor Services

Places of Worship

Business Services

Handyman Services


Computer Services

Ladies Fashion

edenbridgetown.com ...............................18 All Seasons Landscaping Edenbridge Parish Church.......................31 & Design .......23 & 25 Plumbing & Heating Amateur Dramatics The Forge Singers ..........................................29 Holbrook Tree & Land Management ...15 GLS Heating ..................................................19 RGF Plumbing Services ..........................13 Graphic/Web Designers Architectural Services KM Creations ..................................................17 Sarah Medway ................................................15 Property Maintenance/ The Paperwork Pixie ...................................8 TN16 Handyman .........................................25 Detailed Developments .........................27 R.K. Wimble & Sons .....................................33 Health & Beauty Car Services/Dealers St Pierre Contractors ..................................6 Appearances Aesthetics ...........................34 Accelerated Motor Repairs .....................22 Taylor Building & Maintenance Eden Beauty Therapy .................................10 Carpenters/Joiners Services ...............36 Food for Thought .......................................13 Causeway Joinery ........................................23 Roofing Copycats .............................................................19 The Foot Works ...............................................17 RW Lock Roof Repairs ................................23 Home & Interiors Cleaning Services Workwise Roofing Ltd ..................................3 Zero Dry Time* .................................................39 Just Shutters ....................................................15

Social Clubs

The Edenbridge Club .................................19 Calico Computers .........................................17 Fiona Dashwood Couture .........................6 Storage MR Computing ...............................................10 Local Clubs Easistore Self Storage ..................................40 PS Tech ..............................................................12 Edenbridge Freemasons .........................29

Complementary/Holistic Therapies Locksmiths Acupuncture in Eden ..............................13 LockRite ................................................................37


Painting & Decorating


New Order Tattoos ...........................................1


Relyon Cars ........................................................37 Stangrove Court Dental Practice ..........7 Ashley James Chase .....................................27 Caroline Mee ..................................................33 Tiling Domicilliary Services TM Tiling .............................................................33 Genuine Care Homecare Services .....11 Paul Tapper .................................................25

Venues Home Instead Senior Care ......................34 Pest Control Hever Castle Golf Club ..............................13 RW Lock Pest Control ......................36 Double Glazing Edenbridge Window Systems ............39 SureKill ............................................................25 Drain & Pipe Cleaning

Pet Services

Oxted Drain Services ..................................33 Lucky Cat Sitters ....................................13

Dry Cleaners Eden Clean .....................................................37

Electricians All Aspects Electrical Contractors ...25 Entertainment & Events Edenbridge Motor Show & Music Festival ............2 Hever Hotel ......................................................9

Lingfield Art Exhibition .........................8 Food & Drink Edenbridge Untapped .................................8

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The Edenbridge Magazine - Issue 102 - September/October 2019  

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

The Edenbridge Magazine - Issue 102 - September/October 2019  

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


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