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Issue 81  March/April 2016

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Contents

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Editor’s Note ..............................................................................................................................................14 Sudoku ..........................................................................................................................................................20 Business Feature: Flexible Health Insurance Brokers Ltd ...............................................................24 What’s on: March & April .........................................................................................................................26 Business Feature: appearances aesthetics .......................................................................................28 Feature: Sunnyfields Day Nursery ........................................................................................................30 Community Feature: Valence School in Westerham ..................................................................32 Community Pages ..........................................................................................................................34 & 36 Eden Valley Loyalty Card ....................................................................................................................38 Latest News: The Business Innovation Zone ....................................................................................40 Business Feature: The Barrister Broker .............................................................................................42 Local Clubs and Organisations ......................................................................................................44-46 Prize Crossword: sponsored by Cowpie Country Show ..........................................................49-50 Sudoku Solution .......................................................................................................................................51 Useful Numbers ........................................................................................................................................52 Index of Advertisers ................................................................................................................................54

Next issue deadline: Friday 1st April

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

PO Box 142, Edenbridge TN8 9AQ 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.

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This useful magazine of local businesses and community information is delivered through your door every other month. You can find products and services that are provided by businesses in and around the local area. I hope you find this an invaluable reference point when looking for a local business or service. If you do contact one of the businesses that are advertising in here, please let them know you found then in The Edenbridge Directory. If you own or work in a business of which Edenbridge is part of your target market then why not try advertising here? Rates are incredibly good value starting from just £25! Go to www.edenbridgedirectory.co.uk for further information and full advertising prices or email info@edenbridgedirectory.co.uk.

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YOUR LOCAL AWARD WINNING ACCOUNTANTS Chartered Accountants Local Accountants and Members of Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce, helping clients grow and succeed in the South-East since 2011.

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Options Beauty Salon Situated in the heart of the High Street for nearly 20 years, we offer a great range of beauty treatments given by professional, qualified Beauty Therapists in a clean and friendly environment.  Dermalogica skin care treatments  Hot Himalayan detoxifying salt massage

 Cellulite treatments  IPL permanent hair reduction with Lynton Lasers Ltd  Waxing value packages  Manicure & pedicure

 Spring Beauty Tip  As the layers of winter clothes start to come off, use an exfoliating body scrub to help get rid of dry dehydrated skin and use a body lotion every day.

We also have guest expert clinics available most weekdays from: Footworks | Sarah Lewzey Acupuncture in Eden | Kam Winchester Reflexology | Sophie Esdaile Chakra Balancing and Mediation | Paula Adams Semi-Permanent make-up | Gillian Huntley Our guest experts have been chosen by Anita (salon owner) to compliment our treatments and offer our clients an extended menu all under one roof!

Signature treatment My signature treatment Escape Treatment will the skin nourished focuses on relaxation. give you just enough and elasticised from by Siobhan I want my clients to be able to have a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life without taking too much time out of their schedules. I know this wonderful 30 minute Sacred Nature Face

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Treatment time: 30mins Treatment cost: £28.00

receive a sacred nature sample box when she has her treatment.

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LO G S Approx 1 m 3 loads ÂŁ70 (delivered) or by the bag. Kindling and Charcoal Hedgelaying

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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.

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

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

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

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■ 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

Please see our website

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for our full list of services or contact: Tel: 01892 610496 Mobiles: 07895 908242 & 07775 779903 Email: office@allseasons-llp.co.uk Allseasons Landscaping & Design LLP Registered in England Partnership No OC328096

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Editor’s Note

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Dear Neighbours, I hope you are well and enjoying 2016. My work has taken me on many adventures as usual and I can't believe how time is flying this year already. The beginning of the year is often slow as everyone gets back into the swing of things after a busy Christmas period, although things never slow down that much in our lovely area. The Edenbridge & District Astronomers held their annual Stargazing Live event in January. There were plenty of telescopes set up on the patio at the local golf club and the telescope owners were more than happy to answer questions. It was a thoroughly fascinating event and we had a fantastic view of the moon to enjoy. Of course there was the annual Panto performed by the Forge Singers and this year saw a fabulous adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Edenbridge was once more entertained by tremendous local talent and my husband Russell and I left the hall with aching faces from all the laughter. Well done to all the cast and crew!

Fairy Goodheat and the Wicked Queen battle it out at the WI Hall

Two events to watch out for at the WI Hall over the coming months are the Scout Quiz on 11th March (I've got my team booked already) and the Edenbridge Players performing Alan Ayckbourn's "Neighbourhood Watch" on 22-23 April. Check out the What's On guide on page 26 for all the latest events.

I was delighted to welcome Edenbridge based Mark Lukas onto The Community Show on Channel Radio recently, speaking about his volunteering adventures with RefugEASE charity, as well as the Edenbridge Players who he has performed with many times over the years. You can listen to all the shows via the website www.thecommunityshow.net. The show is broadcast live each Thursday from 10-11am at www.channelradio.co.uk - for all things community, charity and fundraising. A big thank you to this issue's crossword sponsor, the Cowpie Country Show, who are giving the lucky winner a family ticket (2 adults/2 children and worth £34) to their annual show which takes place this year on Sunday 8th May. I apologise that the crossword was extremely difficult in the last issue so I'm hoping this one will be a little easier to complete! I hope you enjoy this issue and please don’t forget to mention The Edenbridge Directory if you are responding to anything you’ve seen featured in this magazine as it helps secure it’s future. Until next time...

Laura Burton-Lawrence | Editor - The Edenbridge Directory Producer|Presenter - The Community Show on Channel Radio e: info@edenbridgedirectory.co.uk | PO Box 142, Edenbridge TN8 9AQ Twitter: @lburtonlawrence | Facebook: www.facebook.com/edenbridgedirectory

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FLEXIBLE YOGA

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Companions & Carers Required Flexible every day including Evenings & Weekends

Are you looking for flexible work? We are England’s top provider of homecare for the elderly and we are looking for exceptional, local people. Experience is not necessary although you must be a driver. All we ask is that you are very presentable, extremely reliable and want to help people get the most out of life whether out and about or within their own homes. With a minimum visit time of 1 hour with the same clients, you will need to have the skills to build a rapport and trusting relationship with our clients. Call Symone or Sue on

01892 731264

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

 LIVE  ENTERTAINMENT

Live Sky Sports and BT Sports Darts

Saturday 12 March

Naked Bass

(50s to present day) Saturday 16 April

BRAND New League Standard Pool Table!

Far Cry

Why not base your Darts or Pool Team here?

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

New members always welcome. Why not drop in and pick up an application form from a member of Bar staff or Committee Member.

(rock covers)

Doorman present.

Annual membership £15.00 Senior Citizens £8.00

For enquiries contact David or Derek on 01732 863495 67 High Street (behind Domino’s Pizza), Edenbridge, TN8 5AL

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Sudoku

How to Play - Fill the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9, with no repetition! You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic there’s no maths involved and no adding up. GOOD LUCK! Turn to page 51 for solution

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A.G. Garden Care Mowing, Weeding, General Tidying, Hedges

Helpful Friendly Service No Job Too Small Please call Adrian on:

07956 953396 | 01732 862935

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Business Feature

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Flexible Health Insurance Brokers Ltd: Private Medical Insurance explained

Julie Defago, adviser at Flexible Health Insurance, explains the benefits of Private Medical Insurance - “PMI”

"In the last edition we considered the benefits that PMI can offer individuals and how using an Independent Broker can ensure that you get the best policy for your requirements. We find that many of our clients first enjoy the benefits of PMI via a company scheme run by their employers. Many large companies offer private healthcare for their employees and this can be included as a benefit of their employment or perhaps on a self-funded basis whereby the company runs the scheme and claims the premiums back via payroll. Company health schemes are common and often expected as part of a package for employees with larger

corporate organisations. However, it shouldn’t be forgotten that there are a great many benefits of Private Health Insurance for small to medium sized companies (SME's) too. The obvious benefits are that both employer and employee know that if someone becomes ill they can be treated quickly and at a hospital of their choice and so be back to work quickly. Employers may be able to attract better staff if there is the attraction of PMI. For companies with 20+ employees there is also the benefit of being able to access cover where previous medical problems are disregarded which isn’t generally available to individual clients. Most company schemes include cover for Employee Assistance which covers benefits such as counselling, GP helplines and even gym membership which help the employer satisfy their duty of care under Human Resources legislation. Some insurers offer different levels of cover for staff of different ranks and an employee's family can usually be added to the

scheme enabling them to take advantage of company scheme prices. Anyone who has an individual PMI policy and runs their own company should always ask us if it may be cheaper and more beneficial to change it to a company scheme. Another important point to remember is if you are coming off a company scheme (perhaps due to retirement) it is a good idea to call us a month before so we can arrange continued cover from the company scheme at an affordable price. Arranging this “Group Leaver” cover directly with the insurer is extremely expensive. For advice on any aspect of PMI for companies, call me on freephone 0800 849 7744." In the next issue Julie will move on from Private Health Insurance and consider why families and businesses need financial protection. Flexible Health are based in Edenbridge and we offer advice over the phone or in person. If you would like advice please call Julie Defago on Freephone 0800 849 7744.

Eden House, Enterprise Way, Edenbridge, TN8 6HF

0800 849 7744 | www.flexiblehealth.net | jdefago@flexiblehealth.net

Flexible Health Insurance Brokers Ltd is Directly Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register No. 463421) Flexible Health Insurance Brokers Ltd (Registered No 06032602)

A member of The Association of Medical Insurance Intermediaries

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Tuesday 1st March

Tuesday 5th April

Thursday 3rd March

Sustainable Edenbridge: “Flooding and Water Management” - 7.30pm, Rickards Hall, High Street.

Tuesday 8th March

EdenARA: Pyrenees by Kev Reynolds - 2.154.15pm, WI Hall, Edenbridge.

Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce: Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce: Member’s Member’s meeting - 6.30-8pm, BIZ meeting - 6.30-8pm, BIZ Centre, Fircroft Way. Centre, Fircroft Way, TN8 6EL. th Sustainable Edenbridge: "Fairtrade" 7.30pm, Rickards Hall, High Street. Edenbridge Afternoon WI: Mad Musicians & Crazy Dancers by Alan Haines - 2pm, Edenbridge WI Hall.

Thursday 10th March

Thursday 7 April Friday 8th April

Tuesday 12th April

Edenbridge Afternoon WI: The Fascinating and Secret Life of the Mole - 2pm, Edenbridge WI Hall.

Edenbridge & District Ladies Probus: Thursday 14th April My Sister's Secret Life by Monica Wells Edenbridge Fuchsia & Pelargonium Society: 10.30am, Kent & Surrey Golf Club. "Alpine Points of View" - Kev Reynolds - 8pm, Edenbridge Fuchsia & Pelargonium Rickards Hall, High Street. Society: "Fuchsias My Way" by Derek Friday 15th April Dexter - 8pm, Rickards Hall. Edenbridge & District Ladies Probus: AGM Friday 11th March 10am, Kent & Surrey Golf Club. EdenARA: "A Kick up to the 60s" by Tuesday 19th April Alan Haines - 2.15-4.15pm, WI Hall, Edenbridge Evening WI: 40 years without a Edenbridge. New members welcome. proper job by Christopher Hare - 8pm, Edenbridge Quiz Night - 7pm for 7.30pm start, WI Hall. WI Hall, Edenbridge. Tickets £12.50. Thursday 21st April Teams of up to 8 people. To book email  E denbridge Stamp & Postcard Club: World War chris@1stedenbridgescouts.org.uk II Occupation of Germany by John Terry - 8.15pm, th th Friday 11 - Sunday 13 March St Paulinus Hall, Marlpit Hill.  Walking weekend in Edenbridge - Guided walk, Saturday 23rd April meal & Barn Dance. Contact Jean Cust on 01342 St. George's Day Tea Party - Rickards Hall. 850 249. Edenbridge & District Twinning Assoc. Celebrate the Queens’ 90th Birthday and our Patron Tuesday 15th March Saint St. George. Contact Jean Cust on 01342 850 Edenbridge Evening WI: Kew through the looking 249. Edenbridge & District Twinning Association. glass by Harry Townsend - 8pm, Edenbridge WI Wednesday 27th April Hall. Forget-me-not Café - 1.30-3.30pm, The BRIDGES Thursday 17th March Centre, High Street, Edenbridge. For those Edenbridge & District Probus Club: AGM and recognising issues with their memory. Lunch - 10.45am, Kent & Surrey Golf Club. www.forgetmenotcafe.org.uk Edenbridge Stamp & Postcard Club: Members Thursday 28th April Displays - 1.30pm, St Paulinus Hall, Marlpit Hill. Edenbridge Fuchsia & Pelargonium Society: Saturday 19th March "Hillier Gardens" - Rodney Pomfret - 8pm, Rickards Markbeech Book Fair - 10.30am-3pm, Markbeech Hall. New members welcome. Village Hall, TN8 5NR.

Wednesday 30th March

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

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Business Feature

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appearances aesthetics - Transforming the way we look (Pt 10)

Gillian Huntley, 2015 Kent Aesthetic Practitioner of the Year, of award winning appearances aesthetics is celebrating 30 years in the industry this year. Her treatments have really helped transform the lives of her clients by boosting their confidence through the non-surgical procedures she delivers. As well as specialist treatments such as mole removal, mesotherapy, thread vein/pigmentation removal, skin peels using the Image Skincare range, skin tag removal, Gillian also

provides semi-permanent cosmetic treatments such as eyebrow (WoW Brows) and eyeliner tattooing, areola reconstruction, receding hairlines and medical tattooing. Gillian is fully certified so you can be assured you're in safe hands. So far, all the treatments I have received have been at Gillian's studio in Chiselhurst so I thought it was about time I had a treatment in her local Edenbridge venue, Options Beauty Salon in Edenbridge High Street. This is in fact where she sees many of her local clients. She conducts initial consultations as well as patch testing on new clients from here and her specialist equipment is fully portable. In the last issue you may recall Gillian tattooed a 'beauty spot' just below my eye. She was very conservative with the size initially as she would

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rather a client return to make something more prominent than go large in the first place! I've now become so fond of my beauty spot that I wanted it slightly larger so I met with Gillian at Options for her to carry out this semi-perment make-up procedure. If you would like to arrange a consultation or book an appointment with Gillian, call 07711 067 789 or email appearances4u@me.com. You can also find more at: www.appearancesaesthetics.co.uk

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Over my own clear The Marilyn Monroe mole

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Feature

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Sunnyfields Day Nursery - open for business

Many of us remember it as the old Library building but now the premises in Chruch Street has been transformed into a two storey facility that is now home to Sunnyfields Day Nursery. Renovations started in February 2015 and were completed in September 2015. An extra floor was built in the roof space with the rooms enjoying natural light from the large windows at either end of the building. Owner Anna Bailey set up her first day nursery in Bromley 17 years ago, followed by Orpington in 2005 and now Edenbridge in 2015. Anna has a Business Degree, gained Early Years Professional Status and has many years experience working with nursery age children. Since then Anna's husband Stuart has joined the family business to bring on board his property and maintenance skills full time. Stuart is also NVQ3 qualified in childcare. Since the beginning of the year Sunnyfields has been open on a full-time basis and offers monthly Saturday open days to

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give parents the opportunity to own stage), growing food and view the facilities and speak to learning about nature. There staff out of work hours. is also a quiet area for the children to 'escape' to where The purpose built baby and they can read or enjoy the toddler units are set within peace. a relaxed environment and routines are set in place for the children to help them develop and settle in. "Children love routine" explains Anna "so a strong daily routine is how a good day nursery performs well".

Baby unit

The pre-school unit is the largest indoor area offering writing, maths, role play and more to the children. To keep the space interesting for youngsters, the areas are changed around on a regular basis which is good for their stimulation.

Everything which has been installed in the nursery has been done with a great deal of thought. Even the door handles are positioned out of the reach of little arms to ensure the safety and security of the children. Sunnyfields Nursery may be new to Edenbridge, but Anna has a long history with the town after working here many years ago years ago in the old Aegon building. Her philosophy is to create a place where children are happy and parents feel confident in leaving their children under the expert supervision and guidance of her strong team of staff.

Breakfast is served at 9am each morning, lunch at midday and a light snack at 4pm. The children are given a hot lunch and pudding that have been specially prepared by a caterer who provides meals for all three of the Sunnyfields Nurseries.

Sunnyfields certainly has a lot to offer and Anna and the team are looking forward to welcoming you and showing you around the facilities.

There is plenty of outdoor space for the children to let off steam, encourage their sense of adventure and develop new skills such as building, performing (they have their

To get in touch call the team on 01732 867 008, email enquiries@sunnyfields.net or visit the website www.sunnyfields.net for further information.

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Community Feature

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Valence School, Westerham enabling independence for 4 -19 year olds

Tucked away in woodlands just off the A25, Valence School provides schooling for 4 to 19 year olds with physical disabilities and complex medical needs. The school is part-residential and offers the National Curriculum to Primary and Secondary students. Valence School is certainly unique within the maintained education sector of the whole of the South of England. Situated on a large site with a staff team of over 200 people providing specialist teaching, social care, therapies and nursing care to an exceptionally high standard. The overall aim of the school is to enable every young person to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding together with the confidence, self-esteem and self-dependence necessary for them to participate in and contribute to society in the way each chooses. The facilities have been adapted and designed to allow students greater freedom of movement. Boarding students live in accommodation with state of the art facilities enabling them to do as much for themselves as possible.

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In 2008 Valence School became a Specialist Sports College, a status which has played a significant role in raising students' achievement and participation in physical education.

staff and guests in the main dining hall with over 200 people enjoying turkey and Christmas cheer together last year.

The school is supported by The Friends of Valence (registered charity No. 275686) for the purpose of raising funds and promoting the school. While the school continue to receive government funding for the very basic operation, the Friends raise money for extra curricular activities, specialist therapy and sporting equipment. The school receives donations from supporters and well-wishers and applies for grants from Trusts and Charities. The specialist equipment comes with a hefty price tag so the role of the Friends and other supporting charities is vital for the existence of the school.

Throughout the year The Friends of Valence also organise a number of fundraising events, from summer fairs, bonfire displays and more. The events are well supported by the local community and organisations. At last year's Food Festival, visitors were treated to cooking demonstrations by popular Indian Chef, Anjula Devi.

back to their own homes for the holidays. An annual Christmas lunch is organised for students,

You can also get all the latest updates on social media.

On 15th May the school is holding a Hill Climbing event and Vintage Car Show so make a note in your diaries now and keep reading this magazine for more information nearer the time.

To get in touch with Valence School, call 01959 562 156, email valence@valence.kent. Christmas is an important time of year at the school as the staff sch.uk or visit the website do their best to ensure a vibrant, www.valenceschool.com and for events go to festive feel in the grounds for students to enjoy before they go www.friendsofvalence.com.

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reasons. It doesn’t matter what age you are, whether you are in employment, unemployed, retired or at home. “Many people think about helping others in their local community but don’t know where to start. You can make an appointment with a member of the team at one of our three volunteer centres in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks, or you can phone or email us. We will chat about your experience, interests and ideas and then suggest local volunteering opportunities that may be of interest.

The range of volunteering opportunities is hugely varied and all kinds of people volunteer for all sorts of

All kinds of skills are useful and whether you are good with plants, animals, older people, children or if you have key skills such as book-keeping, marketing, IT, or in legal work... everyone has something amazing to offer. Your skills, combined with a bit of your time, can make a huge difference to the lives of other people and your community.  For more information please send us an email, or give us a call at the Volunteer Centre on 01892 530 330 or email: volunteering@imago. community  Visit www.imago.community to find out more about volunteering.

The Neighbourhood Plan steering group organised an event on 27th February for people to come along to see displays and comment on the draft policies which have come together after months of hard work by volunteers in the Task Groups, community consultation and questionnaires. Following on from that, all households will shortly be receiving a survey booklet on the policies (with Freepost return) and everyone is urged to send back their responses as the policies can help shape the development of the town for the next 15 years.

WW1 Exhibition 2018: Stories from the Eden Valley at the time of the 1918 Armistice (working title) The Eden Valley Museum is in the planning stage of an exhibition for 2018 to mark the anniversary of the end of WW1. The exhibition will

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cover all aspects of life in Edenbridge and the villages of the Eden Valley around the time of the armistice, including commemorating those who died; stories of those who served and survived; and how the villages marked the end of hostilities. Volunteers from each village are helping to research and coordinate the stories from their villages and we would also like local schools to get involved. If you have any family stories handed down, any family records and

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especially photographs from that time, we would love to hear from you. Please call the museum on 01732 868 102 and leave your name and phone number, or email curator@evmt.org.uk and put WW1 2018 as the subject of your message. Alternatively you can contact either of the exhibition curators directly: Joan Varley on 01732 866 670 or jvarley@btinternet.com or Claire Donithorn on 01732 863 969 or mdonithorn@yahoo. co.uk. www.edenbridgedirectory.co.uk


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A Busy New Year For Sustainable Edenbridge After establishing Sustainable Edenbridge as a significant addition to the rich community life of Edenbridge, group founder Ben Brownless is stepping down as chairman after 5 years. He is succeeded by Sue Rule. Building on the success of last year’s events, the Sustainable Edenbridge team are planning a series of monthly public events throughout 2016, looking at various aspects of sustainability. Sue says, “The idea of ‘think global, act local’ really underpins our approach to this programme of events – we want to explore what sustainability means, so we all better understand the impact of the choices we make in our everyday lives.” The Sustainability Talks programme kicks off on Thursday 3rd March with a talk on Fairtrade. The event starts at 7.30pm in Rickards Hall. Entrance is free and everyone is welcome. Follow Sustainable Edenbridge on Twitter @EVSustain or Facebook / sustainableedenbridge or website sustainableedenbridge.org.

Headway open new drop-in service at The BRIDGES Centre

Headway In West Kent are running a new drop in service at BRIDGES on Edenbridge High Street, TN8 5AJ. This service replaces the Eden Centre drop in previously held on a Wednesday afternoon. Support is available on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 10.30am-12.00pm. Visitors are welcome to pop in for a drink and a chat and to access information and support. Carers and family are also welcome.

The Eden Valley Museum will be reopening on 2nd March this year with a brand new exhibition on costume and dressing up in the Eden Valley. ‘All The World’s A Stage’ will be free entry as usual. There will also be a new display, ‘War Horses’, looking at the contribution of the local equine contingent during World War One.

Headway in West Kent is a charity that supports people March will also see the return of our across the West Kent area who have been affected by Map of the Month – be sure to come brain injury, either as a result of an accident or illness along to see what our first map of such as a stroke or brain tumour. 2016 will be! On top of all this a few For more information about support and services new acquisitions will be showcased at available contact Kate on 07481 922 534/01892 619 the museum such as a fully functional 001. miniature traction engine. dropin@headwaywkent.org www.headwaywkent.org Community Pages - sponsored by: www.edenbridgetown.com

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Loyalty Card

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Eden Valley Loyalty Card £50 worth of vouchers to be won each month! Recent winners of the Loyalty Card draws have been:  L inda Wood of Marlpit Hill P  hilippa Fricker of Edenbridge; and  J anet Mills of Marlpit Hill All photographed with Butcher Jim of T Allman's in Edenbridge High Street. Next time it could be you!

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

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Bradford Electrical Champion Photographic The Cobblers Shop Contented Pets Day Lewis Opticians D & M News Debon Hair Easistore Eden Valley Museum

EVE Gallery Edenbridge Farringtons Floor Designs Foxwood Maclean Halo Hair Design Hever Castle Golf Club KMF Solutions Magonlias at home

Options Beauty Salon Options Hair Salon Piper’s Florist Plush Addict Promotion House Something Special T Allman Butchers WBD Accountants

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Business Innovation Zone Norton House Fircroft Way Edenbridge TN8 6EL

BIZ News... 01732 667 250

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FROM EDENBRIDGE TO SPAIN AND ITALY! The BIZ Centre offers a holistic approach to supporting young people over 18 into employment. Employability and soft skills courses, funded by European Funding, are provided and then work at the BIZ is offered for a continued period of time for the young people to utilise those skills - after which employment will be found. Gillian Humble, the driving force behind the BIZ centre has been asked to showcase the project in both Spain and Italy who are expressing real interest in this project, especially as their youth unemployment is higher than in the UK and they believe the scheme is something that is desperately needed in the void between finishing education and going into work. Our local MP Tom Tugendhat has provided much support to the project over the months and with his input has really helped Gill achieve more than she ever thought possible. We will keep you posted of the BIZ's European Adventures over the coming months.

HORSES FOR COURSES

A new course will be launched at the BIZ this year, kick starting with an event on Sunday 28th February from 10am-4.30pm. The "Horse & Hound Wellbeing Day" organised by Pennie Clayton will see a range of speakers and stands offering information on various complementary as well as alternative equine and pet care therapies and products. This event is free to attend and you can find out more by getting in touch with the BIZ Centre.

EBAY'S THE WAY Putting items up for sale on eBay and other selling sites can be daunting if you've never done it before. So why not let us do it for you? We've had many items donated to the centre so we can keep the full profits but we also sell items on behalf of clients for a small fee. Bevan will take pictures, list the item on selling sites and organise the posting once the item has been sold.

WE'RE LIKE A SMALL FACTORY Part of the BIZ Centre has been turned into an assembly line for one local business. They have given our team work to

businessinnovationzone.co.uk fit together parts of their product which they then finish off. It's been keeping us very busy and what's more, it helps the centre earn it's own money and be even more sustainable.

PROVIDING BUSINESS SUPPORT If you need help with leaflets, posters or postcards for your business or organisation then we can help. We've already completed projects for the Eden Church, Parish Nurse and BRIDGES Centre. Our building is also becoming a popular venue with local businesses and groups to hold workshops and courses. We have WiFi, projector, boardroom and all the standard facilities you'd expect to find at your local Business Innovation Zone. You really should think about organising your next workshop here.

CAN WE HELP YOU? We are very flexible in the help we provide so if you need any assistance then give us a call or pop in to see us and we'll see what we can do for you!

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The Barrister Broker - reducing your legal costs

We are almost in March, where did January and February go? I wonder how many readers managed to keep to their New Year Resolutions? Mine were to lose ¾ of a stone and complete Dry January (no alcohol). Fortunately I managed both but this meant I couldn’t enjoy a pint of beer at the interval when I went to see The Forge Singers performing their hilarious version of Snow White at the WI Hall. What a fabulous talent they are – I haven’t laughed that much in ages! In a professional capacity, I worked as a Barristers’ Clerk in London for over 20 years which involved managing the casework of Barristers (specialist lawyers). Traditionally the work of Barristers came via solicitors but the rules changed several years ago to allow Barristers to accept work directly from clients, i.e. from members of the public and businesses

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who need legal advice and/or court representation, instead of having to have a solicitor in the middle. This is the reason I formed my own business, The Barrister Broker, nearly three years ago, to help people deal with their legal issues as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible by facilitating Barristers to help them.

important. People often go to a lawyer with NO prior knowledge of the quality of that person’s work assuming they will be in safe hands simply because that person is a lawyer. I have over 25 years in the legal industry so trust me when I say that that sort of assumption is incredibly risky. Lottery springs to mind!

The Benefits

Part of my value is that I remove the ‘guesswork’ to choosing the right lawyer for your needs. I provide highly experienced Barristers from my panel - people who I regularly work with (sometimes over many years) who have proven track records and the necessary skills and experience to help you.

1. L egal expertise - A Barrister has specialist knowledge in his or her legal field, i.e. divorce law, employment law, road traffic law, etc. Going directly to a ‘specialist’ will save you time, money and hassle in the long term. 2. Cost - A Barrister will cost you less overall than a solicitor - a result of much lower operating costs, the effect of fixed fees and flexible working. 3. F  ixed fees - knowing how much the cost will be BEFORE agreeing to have the work done is a really important factor that my clients love because it gives them peace of mind and no nasty surprise bills after the work has been done.

So if you are going through a divorce and fear you may not get your rightful share of the family assets or you’re seeking custody or contact with your children, DON’T ‘guess’ when it comes to using a lawyer do yourself a big favour and speak to me. My number is 01732 866 562. Take a look at my website www.thebarristerbroker.com and feel free to follow me on twitter @BarristerBroker

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Clubs and Organisations

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Amateur Dramatics, Music & Dance

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

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

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

Edenbridge Bellringers Richard Dyson - 01732 860 234 or rjdyson@ tiscali.co.uk Tuesdays 8pm, St Peter’s and St Pauls, Edenbridge Edenbridge Music & Arts Trust Annual programme Contact - 01732 862 418 Edenbridge Parish Church Handbell Ringers Contact: 01732 862 844 Meet: Every Thurs, 8pm, the Bell Tower, St.Peter & Paul. (Min age 15)

Edenbridge Players Get involved on-stage | back-stage. K Hintz - 07749 932 269 www.edenbridgeplayers.co.uk/ Edenbridge Town Band Lucy Gibb - 07766 391 766 Meet: Wed 7.30pm-9.45pm at Bandroom, Market Yard Car Park Folk Song & Music Singers, musicians & listeners Terry & Stephanie - 01732 864 487 Meet: Every 2nd Tues, 8.30pm at Queens Arms, Cowden Pound Forge Singers Amateur dramatics | pantos | musicals Denise Goodhew - 01732 868 327 Meet: Every Monday, 8pm at the W.I. Hall, Edenbridge. Informal Folk Music Players, singers & listeners welcome Ron Meads - 01892 740 407 Meet: Every 2nd Sun, 8.30pm, Kentish Horse, Mark Beech Marlings Morris Gill Bilsland - 01883 712224 Ladies North West Clog dancing.

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

Arts & Crafts Eden Quilters Joyce Staplehurst - 01732 700 559 Every fortnight on Mondays, 1.303.30pm at the Eden Centre. Eden Valley Artists (EVA) Mary - 01732 864 203 info@ edenvalleyartists.com or www. edenvalleyartists.com Painting for Pleasure Art Club Tina - 01732 867 280 Monthly every 1st & 3rd Friday, 2-4pm at St Paulinus Church Centre, Hillcrest Rd.

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

Cowden Indoor Bowls Club The team play in a league John Crittenden - 01342 850 894 Meet: Every Tuesday at 8pm, Cowden Memorial Hall Edenbridge Chess Club Ian Falkner - 01732 864 762 Meet: Every Friday from 8pm at The Royal British Legion, High Street, Edenbridge Hurst Green Tennis Club Tel: 01883 714 324 hurstgreentc@ gmail.com

Hobbies & Interests Air Cadets - 340 (Edenbridge) Squadron ATC Meet: Every Monday and Thursday, 7.15 – 9.30pm on the playing fields adjacent to the Eden Centre on Four Elms Road (opp. Fircroft Way) www.edenbridgeaircadets.co.uk Brownies Terri Scanes - 01732 862 198 Meet: Every Monday 5.30-7pm, Rickards Hall, Edenbridge Cowden & District Horticultural Society Andrew Coulter - 01342 850 174 Shows: 6th Apr, 6th Jul, 7th Sep 2.30pm, Cowden Memorial Hall

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

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

The Eden Centre Bookings - 03000 414 010

Edenbridge & District Rifle Club JG Atherton - 01732 863 000

The Pavillion (Lingfield Rd) Bookings - 01732 862 761

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

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

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

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Edenbridge Allotment Gardens Michael Wort - 01732 865 007 Edenbridge Cacti & Succulent Society Geoff Southon - 01732 866 295 4th Tues each mth (3rd Tues Dec), 7.30pm, Crockham Hill Village Hall

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Edenbridge Historical Society Chrissie Stevens - 01732 865 634 Meet: 1st Thurs each month from 8pm at the W.I. Hall, Edenbridge

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

Edenbridge Stamp & Postcard Club Derek Hamilton - 01732 862 561 Meet: 3rd Thurs each month from Sep-Jun (excl. Dec) from 8.15pm at St Paulinus Hall, Hillcrest Road

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

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

Autism All Stars ASD Support Group Alison or Andrew - 01732 867 402 Meet: 1st Thursday each month (including school holidays) from 1-2.30pm in hall 2 at The Eden Centre, Edenbridge. www.thesparkleandshineasdsupportgroup.co.uk Registered Charity No: 1152681

Scouts In Edenbridge Beaver Colony (6-8 yrs) C Barrow - fictionmoon@gmail.com Mondays (term time) 5.30-6.45pm Cub Pack (8-11 yrs) J Madden - juliemmadden@ hotmail.com Thursdays (term time) 6.15-8pm Scouts (10-14 yrs) Andy King - 01732 862 587 / scouts@1stedenbridgescouts.org.uk Fridays (term time) 7.15-9pm Explorers (14+ yrs) Andy King - 01732 862 587 Every Weds (term time) 7.309.30pm Youth Services ECTreme Youth Club Anthony - 07738 232 296 ect_youthworker@btinternet.com Every Fri, 7.30-9.30pm, former Eden Church (term time) | £1 pw Edenbridge Youth Forum Keith Rowell - 07786 624 943 Meet: 1st Mon each month, 6:309pm at HOUSE in The Eden Centre.

Organisations & Societies Age UK Helen Vicary - 03000 422 882 Meet: Tues & Thurs, 9am-3pm,

Crockham Hill WI Mrs Linda Brown - 01732 862 604 Meet: 1st Weds each month, 2.30pm, Crockham Hill Village Hall Edenbridge & District Ladies Probus Club Lesley Dix - 01732 865 287 Meet: 3rd Wed. each month at The Kent & Surrey Golf Club. Edenbridge & District Probus Club Bob Greenland - 01732 862 448 Meet: Third Thurs each month at the Kent & Surrey Golf Club, Crouch House Road, Edenbridge Edenbridge & District Rail Travellers Association Working to safeguard, retain and improve local rail services Geoff Brown - 01732 862 604 or Ray Tatnall - 01732 862 849 Edenbridge Bonfire Society Charles Laver - 01732 863 120 info@edenbridgebonfire.co.uk Meet: 05/11/2016, Lingfield Rd Edenbridge Branch RNLI Andrew Varney - 01732 863 826

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

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Clubs and Organisations

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

Edenbridge (Afternoon) Women’s Institute Mrs Pat Crocker - 01732 863 894 Meet: 2nd Tues each month from 2pm at the W.I. Hall, Edenbridge Edenbridge (Evening) Women’s Institute M Kuell - 01732 863 022 3rd Tues each month, 8pm, WI Hall Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce Peter - 01732 866 444 1st Tues each month at 6.30pm Eden Valley Museum Trust Alex Paton - 01732 868 102 www.evmt.org.uk Family Action Building Bridges Support for those caring for children 01732 860 560 Weds 9-10.30am (term time only), Childrens’ Centre, High Street

Edenbridge Community First Responders David Turner - 07551 954 571 edenbridgecfr@outlook.com

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Clubs and Organisations

March/April 2016  The Edenbridge Directory Headway Drop in 01892 619 001 Every Weds - 10.30am12noon, BRIDGES. Hever Bullen WI Mrs J Smithson - 01342 850 472 2nd Weds each month, 8pm, Hever Village Hall. MIND Day Services Advice and support 01732 743 902 Last 2 Tues each month, 10-11.30am, Edenbridge Hospital. Royal British Legion Club Contact: 01732 863 628 Women’s Section: 01732 868 164 RNLI Edenbridge John Proctor - 01732 700 310 Sustainable Edenbridge sustainable.edenbridge@ gmail.com Meet 2nd Thurs each mth, 7.30pm, Old Eden

Volunteer Centre 01732 454 785 | volunteering@vawk.org.uk Tues 9.30am-12.30pm at the BRIDGES Centre Voluntary Care for the Elderly Funding to help the elderly Mary Grieve - 01732 862 526

Outdoors

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

Social Groups Astor Senior Citizens Club Joan Clements - 01732 865 011 Every Tues. 1.30-3.30pm at the Fircroft Association, Spitals Cross - just come along! Edenbridge Active Retirement Association (EdenARA) Mrs S King - 01732 864 487 2nd Fri each month, 2.15-4.30pm at the W.I. Hall, Edenbridge Edenbridge Friendz Pauline Collins 01732 864 291 or John Froud 01732 862 917 Weds social club for adults with learning disabilities, 7-9pm, hft, Phillippines Close | Fridays for swimming 6-7pm, Leisure Centre. Edenbridge Club (The) Contact: 01732 863 495 Sevenoaks District Seniors Action Forum (SDSAF) Roger Bryan - 01322 664 754 sdsaf@7oaks.net | www.sdsaf.org

Sports Clubs

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

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

Parents & Toddlers

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

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

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

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btinternet.com Edenbridge Piranhas Swimming Club Bruce Robertson - 01732 864 544 www.edenbridge-piranhas.org.uk Edenbridge Spitfires FC (6-13yrs) Robert Johnson 01732 866 545 www.edenbridgespitfires.co.uk Four Elms Cricket Club Stuart Bradley 01732 867 636 (seniors) / Pauline Crowhurst 01732 357 170 (juniors) Lingfield St Piers Badminton Brenda or Peter: 01732 862 035 Fridays from 8pm. Marlpit Hill Snooker Club John Hale - 07977 565 208 Nomads Football Club Nigel Ship: 07979 508 745 Wednesdays from 7pm Oxted Cycling Club Russell - 07970 507 657 www.oxtedcc.org Westerham Cycling Club Mark Brewer - 07808 141 114 mark@westerhamcyclingclub.co.uk www.westerhamcyclingclub.co.uk

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Send in your completed entry by 1st April 2016 for you chance to win a family ticket (2 adults/2 children) to the Cowpie Country Show on Sunday 8th May from 10am to 5pm in Lingfield. Full details of the show at www.cowpie.co.uk Please post your entry to: PO Box 142, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 9AQ

NAME: ................................................................... TEL: ....................................... ADDRESS: ............................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................... Closing date for entries is Friday 1st April 2016. Winner and crossword solution to be announced in the next issue of The Edenbridge Directory. First correct entry drawn will win.

Prize Crossword

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Judges decision is final.

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

November/December Prize Winner! CONGRATULATIONS to Betty Day who wins a superb Half Day Sacred Nature Retreat at Options Beauty Salon in Edenbridge. Options Beauty Salon, 40 High St, Edenbridge TN8 5AJ

January/February Crossword Solution

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Fill in your details on the form on the previous page and send in your completed entry to PO Box 142, Edenbridge, TN8 9AQ by Friday 1st April for your chance to win a family ticket (2 adults/2 children) to the Cowpie Country Show on Sunday 8th May from 10am to 5pm in Lingfield. Full details of the show at www.cowpie.co.uk (c)Chett January 2007

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Across 1. Create lead chart for worshipful landmark (9) 5. Music for playing in the garden (5) 8. Building designed purely for show (7) 10. Train me to build an Eastern tower (7) 12. Dump on another the timber (6) 13. C  harlie Chaplin then provided statue support (6) 14. Map sector has church section located (4) 15. C  ombines funds to buy these for properties (5) 17. G  roup of experts to assess the wooden wall fitting (5) 19. Hear virus went up the chimney (4) 22. Castle embellishment fitted to tank (6) 23. P  ersonal Assistant to God, a place you may find him in Bangkok (6) 26. N  o beginnings here, just the opposite in fact! (7) 27. R  ussian example of finest red brick work (7) 28. P  roperty style which will appeal to Henry or Elizabeth (5) 29. O  ne who raises the issue, but goes down too? (9)

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Don't drop the window fixture (5) Tillers are put to work in the garden (7) Place Ben & Tom together at rest (6) At first Liverpool and Merseyside police provided illumination (4) 6. Formed up of lines, of equal standing (2,5) 7. Home for openers at end of the drive (9) 9. Something of an occurrence at racetrack (5) 11. Admiral sited aloft in square (6) 14. Trap meant to contain some high rise residence (9) 16. Bury Northern hospital employee (6) 17. Marched past with 500 on the esplanade (7) 18. Board provided for sailors last walk (5) 20. Advertising medium inferior to such quality magazines (7) 21. Turns down offer, and instructs to play cards (2,4) 24. Country estate on patch for London villain? (5) 25. Is the French land surrounded by water? (4) www.edenbridgedirectory.co.uk


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Health Care Chemists - Boots 01732 863 215 - Paydens 01732 863 211 Edenbridge Medical Practice 01732 865 055 Edenbridge Hospital 01732 862 137 Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (Pembury Hospital) 01892 823 535 Hospice in the Weald 01892 820 500 NHS Direct (free from landline/ mobile) - 111 Support Alcoholics Anonymous 08457 697 555 Citizens Advice Bureau 03000 422 888 Childline 0800 1111 Community Safety 01732 227 000 CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111

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

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

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Causeway Joinery Ltd Tel: 01342 850170

www.causewayjoineryltd.com

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

Odd job / handyman Indoors: Decorating Tiling Laminate flooring Flat pack assembly Carpentry

Outside: Fencing Pruning Decking Hedging Planting

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

07971 658 994 or 01732 865 418

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Index of Advertisers

March/April 2016  The Edenbridge Directory Accountants

Entertainment & Events

Pet Services

WBD Accountants ...........5 Cowpie Country Show .....................16 Lucky Cat Sitters .........................................48

Edenbridge Players 'Neighbourhood Watch' ......21 From Source to Tap Open Day .......13 Architectural Services The Community (Radio) Show .......6 Km Creations ........................20 Valence Vintage Car Show ................15 Barbers Estate Agents Advertising

Photographers

edenbridgetown.com ........36

Sharon Turner Photography ..................7

Hair For Men .........................51

Car Services Accelerated Motor Repairs ........10 Alfred Coker & Sons .......6 Go Vauxhall ..............................3 RB Autos ................................43

Carpenters/Joiners Causeway Joinery ..............53 Copycats ..................................47 John Simmons ...................11 Precision Joinery ...............8

Children's Activities Musical Minis ........................19

Chimney Sweeps

LeGrys Independent Estate Agents ......1

Fitness & Leisure

Picture Framing Dee-Jay Picture Framing .......................29 Framing by David .......................................52

Places of Worship Edenbridge Parish Church ....................35 Grace Community Church ....................31

Clare’s Pilates* ...............................................41 Plumbing & Heating Edenbridge Leisure Centre .................39 A A L Heating & Plumbing ....................7 Flexible Yoga ...................................................16 Colin Lutley ....................................................41 Foot Health Eden Plumbing ............................................47 The Foot Works ...........................................52 Evans Plumbing & Heating ............8 J Penfold Heating & Plumbing .......18 Garden/Outdoor Services AG Garden Care ........................................22 Printers All Seasons Landscaping & Design .....12 Buzz Digital .....................................................11 Arbormedic Tree Services ..................41 Property Maintenance/ Expert Lawn Care ....................................56 Improvements South East Guttering .....................................6 Edenbridge Roofing ................................19 Well Kempt Gardens ................................47 Odd Job / Handyman .................................53

Gifts RW Lock Roof Repairs ............................48 Mr Jolly Chimney Sweep ........52 Something Special .....................................19 RK Wimble & Sons ..................................20 Sovereign Construction .........................51 Graphic Designers Computer Services Southern Property Support ...............25 Buzz Digital .....................................................22 BlackDog True Build .........................................................13 Microsystems ............17 Sarah Medway ............................................12 Recruitment Health & Beauty Calico Computers ............43 PS TECH .................................55 appearances aesthetics ..........................28 Home Instead Senior Care ...................17 Eden Beauty Therapy ...............................27 Safety & Security Consumer Services The Barrister Broker .....................................29 Options Beauty Salon ................................6 JPro Services Ltd .................................8 & 33 Complementary Therapies

Home & Interiors

Social Clubs

Acupuncture in Eden .................................51 Just Shutters ......................................................37 The Edenbridge Club ................................18 Magnolias at home ............................9 & 51 Taxis

Helen Eckersley ............................................11 Insurance Flexible Health ...............................................24 Domestic Services One Answer Insurance ..............................9 Magiclean .........................................................53 Sparkles Cleaning Services ......................27 Language Tutors French Classes with Sylvie .........................9

Relyon Cars* ....................................................2

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

Vehicle Hire

Practical Car & Van Rental .............11 & 19 Edenbridge Window Systems .............48 Logs Venues for Hire Mannswood Coppice Products ........11 Hever Castle Golf Club .............................29 Drain Cleaning

Double Glazing

Oxted Drain Services ...............................13 Mortgage Advisors Website Designers Just Mortgages ...............................................22 Buzz Digital .....................................................37 Dry Cleaners Eden Clean ....................................................37 Painting & Decorating Ashley James Chase ...............................17 Education Caroline Mee .....................................................7 Chiddingstone Nursery ..........................23 Paul Tapper .....................................................37

Electricians Pest Control 24-7 Electrical ..............................................18 RW Lock Pest Control ............................27 All Aspects Electrical Contractors .....9 SureKill ..................................................................7

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The Edenbridge Directory - Issue 81 - March/April 2016  

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

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