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THE INDEPENDENT BUSINESS

MAGAZINE FOR LEYLAND Delivered FREE to around 15,000 homes across Leyland

December 2019

Issue 176


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Leader Comment December 2019 It’s December already, welcome to the final Leader of 2019. Last year at this time I suggested the year seemed to have flown by in a host of Brexit bargaining (or bungling) - do you get the feeling that little has changed? That said, we don’t do politics, we are all about local business and community. And suddenly, like everyone else it seems, we are getting into Christmas mode, Merry Christmas everyone!

Here’s hoping you can enjoy the best of festive breaks, all at Leyland Leader send you greetings and wish you well for the coming year - 2020. Is it really 20 years since those Millennium celebrations? The Leyland Christmas Festival is now firmly established in the civic calendar. The town’s celebrations got underway with the official switch-on of the lights and festive trees. Our sincere thanks, once again, are due to South Ribble Borough Council and Leyland Town Team (a dedicated bunch of local business people). And haven’t they done a great job! Not quite time to get the sprouts on, but time to think about Christmas shopping. Don’t forget our local businesses, shops, cafes, bars are restaurants and more all make that extra effort over the festive period - so there’s even more reasons to ‘shop local, eat local, live local.’ Let’s support our Leyland businesses as much as we can—’use them or lose them’ isn’t that so true. High streets everywhere are under threat, let’s give ours a

much-needed boost. Once again, our December magazine is 88 glossy pages, highlighting Leyland’s best businesses, trades, services and organisations. We hope you enjoy reading through it - it’s never just advertisements, we always ensure there is a reading element, with business editorials, advice columns, local news and more. This month, there’s a new ‘Getting To Know You’ victim, long-serving town centre estate agent, the ever positive Helen Pilkington. Check out Helen’s answers on page 54. Plus, we celebrate the amazing achievement of Leyland man Mark Entistle who, last month, completed the gruelling London to Brighton Vintage Run on - his 138 year old Penny Farthing! (see page 81). Please support our advertisers, they are top local people, and they depend on us. Have a great Christmas, see you in 2020. Keith and Ruth Bradshaw

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No pane, no gain for Misty Window Fixer

ONE Leyland man’s business vision could be great news for everyone else’s vision - and much more, besides! For when it comes to windows, doors, handles, hinges and locks, Kirk Williams has seen and done it all. Now, with 25 years’ experience of all aspects of the double glazing industry under his belt, the enthusiastic entrepreneur has set up his own business as Misty Kirk Williams, Leyland’s Misty Window Fixer Window Fixer. Kirk says: “All the glass and hardware I Kirk, now 46, explained: “Around 25 years ago I started out on the factory floor use for Misty Window Fixer is sourced locally. I’m passionate about this, it’s assembling windows and doors. I progressed to become a service engineer, important for local business people to support other fitter and then a local businesses technical operations and for customers manager for a to know I have nationwide that local franchise.” connection.” When it comes to Much of Kirk's manufacture, work involves maintenance, repairs dealing with and problem solving failed replacement with windows, doors double glazed hinges, frames and units whether it’s locks, Kirk has UPVC, timber or unreservedly ’been ‘The Misty Window Fixer magic’ aluminium there, done that! His windows. knowledge of all different types of However, he also specialises in locks, windows and doors is second to none. handles, hinges, velux windows, cat flaps He continued: “Just over a year ago, I and letterboxes. decided the time was right to use my technical knowledge, experience and skills Kirk can literally source and repair any part you need from windows and doors to set up my own business. So, Misty Window Fixer was established with a view that were fitted over 30 years ago. Misty Window Fixer offers free ‘no to offering the people of Leyland and surrounding areas the best service possible obligation’ quotes on any job and Kirk promises to beat and ‘like for like’ at a very competitive price.” quotation. The first 12 months have been amazing and Kirk simply can’t believe the response Kirk says: “If you have failed double glazed units, locks, handles or hinges that he has had. It’s well worth checking out need replacing or updating at a very the Misty Window Fixer website www.mistywindowfixer.co.uk and Kirk’s competitive price - complete with first business Facebook page for the impressive class service, call me on 01772 457844 or 07407 033404.” reviews and testimonials. To advertise call 01772 432963 or email keith@leylandleader.com


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Opticians merge to create Leyland’s ‘premier independent eyecare destination’

Two independent Leyland opticians have merged their practices in an exciting move for the town’s eyecare. Eyesentials Opticians and Leyland Opticians joined forces last month and are trading from the Eyesentials site. With just three businesses separating the two practices on Hough Lane, the merger allows both practices’ patient base to continue to

The Eyesentials team

receive a high standard of care that both businesses have developed over the years. To accommodate the move, Eyesentials are further expanding their facilities, giving current and new patients access to more choice, improved technology and an extended range of frames. The merger will also mean Leyland Opticians’ patients can take advantage of Eyesentials’ hearing care offering and experienced audiologists, provided in partnership with Amplify Hearing. All records from Leyland Opticians’ patients will be accessible at the new practice. Leyland staff members, including Optical Advisor Deborah Jenkinson and Dispensing Optician Claire Hayton, are joining the team at Eyesentials with the merge. Deborah, a team member at Leyland for over nine years, is relishing the challenges ahead. She said: “This merger will introduce our

current patients to the highest level of modern equipment available, in addition to an improved level of designer brands, range of frames and contact lenses. “We’re delighted we’ll still be on the same street and we can’t wait to get started, delivering the best possible care to our loyal and valued patients.” Optometrist Colin Tonner has also given his best wishes to the future of the practice, following his retirement from Leyland Opticians. He said: “I’d like to thank the generations of patients I’ve seen over the years for their loyalty to Leyland Opticians and I have no doubt they will keep supporting the new practice in the next step of its journey. “I’m confident that the new team will continue to maintain the high level of optometry that we have prided ourselves on over the years. “I wish the new practice the best of luck for the future and I can assure patients that they are in very safe hands with Eyesentials Opticians.” Eyesentials Opticians’ founder and Dispensing Optician Adrian Halsall said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for both our team and Leyland as a whole. We see this as a fantastic opportunity to merge two practices with exceptional clinical reputations, further enhancing a comprehensive portfolio of services by combining the experience and knowledge of our highly qualified and friendly teams. “My team cannot wait to welcome Leyland’s loyal and dedicated patient base. They will receive a guaranteed warm welcome.”

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Whitehead & Howarth, Chartered Accountants Mark Croasdale FCCA BSc, Accountant is Manager and Marketing Director at Whitehead & Howarth Chartered Accountants As a member of the Leyland Business Group BB4B and the South Ribble Council ‘town team’ tasked with support and re-generation, he is very much steeped in local community causes. He explained: “It’s an exciting role I have at W&H and one I am particularly keen to develop on my ‘home patch’ here in Leyland and South Ribble. “I often work from home with a point of contact in Bent Lane, Leyland. It’s easy for me to visit local premises, I am keen to advise support and help local businesses and offer an initial free consultation. Please call us for details and make an appointment for me to pop round” Mobile 07984 624292 Email Mark.Croasdale@w-and-h.com www.WHAccountants.co.uk Twitter @CroasyM or @WHAccountants

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Christmas at St Ambrose Church All Welcome Sun Dec 8 10.30am Christmas Toy Service bring along new toys for local underprivileged children for Christmas presents and wear your fancy dress costume to church (prizes for winners) followed by Christmas Extravaganza in Halls4All with games, prizes, bouncy castle, magician, FREE entry, all welcome Sun Dec 8 6-9pm OPEN TABLE in Halls4All (PR25 4XA) a safe and welcoming space for members of the LGBTQIA community and supporters of an inclusive church. Service followed by a vegetarian meal (this group meets 6-9pm every 2nd Sunday in the month in Halls4All)

Sun Dec 15 10.30am Mini Church Nativity Play with Carols Sun Dec 15 2.30pm Pet Carol Service all pets and well behaved owners welcome. Followed by stalls in the hall, food, cakes etc. Proceeds to Noah’s Ark Cat Rescue Charity. Why not bring along some cat food?

Sun Dec 15 6.30pm Traditional Nine Lessons and Carols Mon Dec 16 7.30pm Carol Service remembering our departed loved ones Christmas Eve Dec 24 6pm Christingle Service Christmas Eve Midnight Communion 11.30pm Christmas Day 10am Holy Communion with Carols Sun Dec 29 (usual services) 8.30am Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion; 10.30am Holy Communion with Hymns Visit www.stambrose.info for more information about events at our friendly, welcoming and inclusive church

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Christmas & New Year Celebrations 2019


Festive Menu Served 29th November - 30th December 2019 (Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day)

Lunchtime Two courses £11.90, Tuesday to Saturday (noon till 2pm)

Midweek Evening Two courses £11.90, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (5:30pm till late) Sunday (4:30pm till late)

Weekend Two courses £20.90, Friday & Saturday (5:30pm till late)

Christmas Eve À La Carte Menu available (1pm till 9pm)

Antipasti - To Start Funghi Ripieni V Mushrooms stuffed with breadcrumbs, garlic, parmigiano reggiano cheese and our secret blend of herbs, then oven baked

Bruschetta Romana V V* Toasted home-made bread topped with freshly chopped tomatoes and parmigiana reggiano shavings

Fegatini di Pollo GF* Chicken livers sautéed with mushrooms, onions, Calabrian chilli flakes, peppers and white wine

Gamberoni Skewers GF* (supplement of £3) Oven baked skewered king prawns, mixed peppers and onion, served on a bed of mixed leaves

Calamari Fritti (supplement of £1) Deep fried squid with salad garnish and tartar sauce

Melon V V G Sweet and juicy melon with fresh fruit

Zuppa V V GF* Chef’s home-made tomato and basil soup with our freshly baked rustic bread and butter

Pâte della Casa Our home-made chicken liver pate served with toast

Smoked Salmon & Prawns GF* (supplement of £3) Smoked salmon topped with prawns in marie rose sauce with salad garnish

Party Bookings All party bookings of 8 people or more require a non-refundable deposit of £10 per person. We are open on Mondays for pre-booked parties of 25 people or more. Please advise us if you have a food intolerance or allergy before ordering. V = Vegetarian V = Vegan G = Gluten Free GF* = We can adapt this dish to a Gluten Free option if pre-ordered in advance V* = We can adapt this dish to a vegan option


Secondi Piatti - Main Courses Traditional Festive Turkey Hand-carved roast Lancashire turkey served with all the trimmings: sage and onion stuffing, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and a rich homemade gravy

Medaglioni ai Funghi Porcini (supplement of £9)

Pinsa Romana (supplement of £2) An especially light pizza base made with 3 types of flour for easy digestion and fewer calories as it is 75% water Margherita V or

Salmone al Pepe Rosa (supplement of £5) Fresh fillet of salmon cooked in a sauce of white wine, pink peppercorns, parsley, lemon juice and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, served with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Vegetariana with pesto V

Pizza - Freshly made 12” pizza with thin base: Margherita V Vegetarian V Salami Ham & Mushroom Salami, red onion, mushrooms and fresh rocket Ham & Pineapple Chicken & Sweetcorn

Medallions of 28 day aged fillet steak cooked with Barolo, porcini mushrooms, served with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Pollo Vulcano Pan fried chicken breast strips cooked in a sauce of red onion, peppers, chilli, basil, garlic, tomato sauce and served with rice

Bistecca ai ferri (supplement of £8 ) Grilled sirloin steak served plain GF* or with Diane or Pepper sauce, accompanied by roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables Risotto marinara

Classic Lasagne Layers of pasta with bolognese and béchamel sauce

Risotto with mixed seafood, garlic, white wine and parsley

Penne Arrabbiata V V* GF*

Bistecca vegana V V

Penne pasta in a tomato sauce with spicy salami, mushrooms, onions and Calabrian chilli flakes (alternative also available without salami)

This new unique vegetarian/vegan style steak is made with a selection of vegetables and legumes, served with pasta in Chef’s tomato sauce

Dolci - Desserts Milk Chocolate Profiteroles

Cherry Cheesecake with fresh cream or ice cream

Affogato – scoops of vanilla ice cream with an espresso – hence the name “affogato”, which means “drowned”.

Chocolate Fudge Cake with fresh cream or ice cream

Italian Ice cream – A variety of tempting flavours available

OUR MAIN MENU WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE SUNDAY TO THURSDAY THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVE PERIOD

Raspberry Pavlova with fresh cream or ice cream Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding with toffee sauce

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A Sparkling New Year Bid farewell to 2019 in style with our sumptuous four course meal with fizz at midnight! - Dance into the early hours with Rock FM’s

DJ Ginge who will be mixing tracks from every era through to today’s hits and will be taking your requests.

First sitting 6pm £29.90* Second sitting 8:30pm £54 Children’s menu £10 (children under 11 only) *Relax with a drink in our downstairs bar and cell booths until the disco starts.

For our New Year’s Eve menu simply call in or view it online in the menu section of our website www.lacorteleyland.co.uk Your menu choices are required along with a £30 per person non-refundable deposit when making your booking. Please advise us if you have a food intolerance or allergy before ordering.

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TREE WORK

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● INTERNAL/EXTERNAL

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Carpenter & Joiner with 30 years’ experience

JOINERY ● FITTED BEDROOMS ● KITCHEN DESIGN & FITTING ● UPVC WINDOWS ● BATHROOM INSTALLATION ● PLASTERING & TILING ● PAINTING & DECORATING ● SPECIAL RATES FOR OAPS All aspects of home improvements undertaken by qualified tradesmen

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Quality fresh fish and seafood direct from Fleetwood quayside All fish skinned and boned ready for the pan; Full catering and preparation service to order From exotic to local we have up to 60 varieties of fish daily Moules Mariniere (mussels in white wine sauce) Fish Recipe of the Month sponsored by The Fish Plaice

Ingredients serves 4 2kg fresh mussels, washed, debearded and scrubbed 30g butter or margarine 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 300ml dry white wine, or stock 2 tbsp lemon juice 3 bay leaves Salt and black pepper 3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped Method Melt the butter or margarine in a large saucepan and lightly fry the onion and garlic, until onions are soft and transparent. Add the liquids, bay leaves and seasonings and bring to the boil. Add the mussels all at once, cover and cook over a high heat, shaking the pan occasionally to ensure even cooking. When all the mussels have opened

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discard any that remain Closed. Transfer to a heated serving dish, reserving the liquid. Return the liquid to the heat and boil rapidly until reduced by half, stir in the parsley and season to taste. Pour the sauce over the mussels, before serving with French bread .

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019 from Tony and Janet at THE FISH PLAICE

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Genuine Registered, Highly Qualified, Leading Spiritual Healer and Speaker

MARGUERITE RALPHS M.N.F.S.H

Healer and Speaker who gets results! Registered as a professional spiritual healer, Marguerite offers a courteous, caring and sympathetic service with a success rate second to none. Vastly experienced as a healer, Marguerite also offers her service as a guest speaker to a variety of groups. Let Marguerite entertain and educate your group, revealing an insight into the workings of spiritual healing. With an enthusiastic and refreshing approach, Marguerite will leave any audience wanting to know more. Call now for an appointment. Qualifications in Trauma, Abuse, Bereavement Nationally recognised long-service award (if you are unwell, you must seek medical help)

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Growing Places with Growing Solutions Ltd of Leyland

IF YOU want a great lawn in 2019 then talk to Peter Benson, Director of Growing Solutions Ltd, Eccleston-based manufacturers and suppliers of lawns and plant treatment throughout the UK - and Europe! This well-established family business, is

for tubs and hanging baskets. This compost sells on TV shopping channels at the price of 2 for £20, plus £5.95 p&p. Growing Solutions price to local people is just 2 for £11 plus 1Kg of soil enhancer whilst stocks last collect from the factory. Growing Solutions Ltd are not a "pushy company" and the staff are very customer orientated so you can be sure of a friendly reception at the factory.

PLANT MAGIC TV 1 litre normal price £7 now special offer 1 litre just £4 this makes 200 litres of feed for all plants, fruit and vegetables, especially good for tomatoes

nationally recognised as leading exponents within their field. Their professional expertise has been applied at five UK national stadia, ten Premier League football grounds, the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, bowling greens and many prestigious golf courses. Growing Solutions Ltd offer professional plant nutrition products, manufactured, tried and tested in-house. LAWN MAGIC - used by leading groundsmen

MOSS MAGIC is a premium product, on offer at a fantastic bargain price to factory visitors. One litre of Moss Magic will treat an amazing 100 square metres of lawn. Moss Magic can be obtained by the home user as well as the professional. As well as advice on Moss we can also recommend the best feeds for your Lawn and your plants.

MOSS MAGIC FOR LAWNS £4 - 1 litre - 100 sq m treatment £15 - 5 litres - 500 sq m treatment

and gardeners across the UK and beyond. A premium product with ‘Premier League’ results. Call and take advantage of our special offers - now is the time to grow and nurture that perfect lawn. If you want the best from your plants, fruit, vegetables, tubs and baskets - Call in and see us and get FREE feeding advice from the experts. We are a very friendly, family business and look forward to speaking to you. PLANT MAGIC We offer one feed for all seasons. There is absolutely no need for separate feeds for different plants. We also have the finest professional potting compost available. Our compost is used by many of our customers for seedlings, young and mature plants. It is excellent

How to find us -Winterview Farm, Parr Lane, Eccleston, Chorley PR7 5RP Coming from Leyland area - cross over the bridge entering Eccleston, pass the farmers arms on your right , Parr Lane is 100 metres on your left - pass through the residential area (20 MPH limit). When you reach the last bungalow on your right the entrance to the farm is directly opposite. From Chorley area follow Wigan Road (A49) through Euxton turning into Back Lane just before the Crematorium. Follow Back Lane, it is a partial single track lane with passing places not suitable for large vehicles. Pass the Cunneries Fishery and turn right into the farm 150 metres on your right. Open 9-5 Monday-Friday may be open Saturday am, please ring before calling 01772 454724

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2 x 3 litre bottles (easier to handle than 5 litres) for the great price of just £15. It’s a great time to stock up at this amazing price. Lawn Magic has an unlimited shelf life. AND this is a saving of £10 approx. from purchasing on TV

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Getting to Know You

Getting to Know You With Helen Pilkington Occupation: estate agent at Brian Pilkington Estate Agents Place of Birth: Lostock Hall Marital Status: married to Tim 35 years Family: Emma, Jon, grandchildren George, William, Nancy, Teddy, Joseph (deceased) Hero: Dad for his positive outlook and Brian as my business mentor Place to live: Around Leyland, it’s been good to me, people are friendly Fear: I’d hate not being able to walk Family holiday: kids were younger, caravanning in New Forest What makes me angry: Don’t do anger but I rant at litterlouts, mobile phone users whilst driving and dog owners not cleaning up or, worse, bagging the poop and throwing it in a tree!!?? What motivates me to work hard: I’m quite self-motivated, I love working hard and having structure to the day. Favourite thing about my career: being part of making people’s dreams come true when they buy new homes. Proudest accomplishment: bringing up two wonderful kids and success in this very competitive and challenging business. What makes me laugh: our grandchildren What I wanted to be when I was small: a nurse like my Mum. Favourite sport to watch or play: all armchair viewing now, I prefer rugby to football, don’t mind golf or Wimbledon. I like watching George or Will play junior football. I used to love badminton until I broke my neck in a ski-ing accident! Karaoke song: Islands in the Stream with Higgy at the Golf Club. Nickname: Hels Bels– even grandchildren sometimes call it me! Hobbies: walking locally with Stanley our

black Lab, Nordic Walking, I love holidays, music, watching TV Superpower: ability to fly Lottery win: we’d all have a blast! Zoo animal: got to be monkeys, they seem drawn to me and start laughing! Dinner Party: Terry Wogan, Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley, Eric Morecambe Childhood Memory: holidays at Butlins Glass half full or half empty: my glass is always overflowing, keep smiling and be positive no matter what. Desert Island items: I’m a people person, I’d struggle here, perhaps a solar powered radio so I could hear human voices, pencil and paper (I doodle constantly) First job: Saturday job at Wolfendens Newsagents on Bannister Drive, I was 13, the work ethic has always been there I’d never do again: Go Ski-ing Looking forward to in the future: Selling more houses in Leyland for now, in retirement spending more time in Tenerife in our apartment.

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Quality Plasterer Domestic and Commercial based in Leyland

All aspects of plastering undertaken

● Internal plastering ● External rendering ● Coving ● Drylining ● Re-skims ● Screeding ● Tiling ● Building maintenance

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TELFORD ELECTRICAL Your local, trusted electrician with over 20 years experience in Domestic, Commercial & Industrial ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Part and full rewires Extra sockets and lights Fuse board upgrades Garden lighting Security alarms CCTV Testing and inspecting, fault finding Landlord certificates Portable appliance testing (PAT TESTING) Maintenance and repairs CRB police cleared (for working in schools, nurseries and retirement homes etc) Fully insured on all works Free estimates, competitive rates and no VAT

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Accurate Tiling & Plastering For reliable, friendly and professional service. All aspects of plastering and tiling work skillfully carried out

PLUS - Many other ‘handyman’ jobs undertaken, including laminate floor laying, skirting boards, garden clearance etc. Please call for a FREE quote. No job too small

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WHITTAKERS BUTCHERS (Quality Standard Mark and Farm Assured) Giving coking advice and free recipes with a friendly helpful service Bulk orders taken with discount available

Trading at Leyland for 40 years, our family has been selling top quality locally produced Meat and Eggs at very good prices Leftover turkey, mushroom and red pepper pie Recipe of the Month sponsored by Whittakers Butchers

Serves 4: Preparation time: mins chilling; Cooking time; 1 hour 12 mins plus 30. Ingredients 2 tbsp sunflower oil 450g/1lb leftover cooked turkey meat, diced 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped 225g/8oz chestnut mushrooms, quartered 1 tbsp cornflour 150ml/Âźpt chicken stock 250ml/9fl oz apple juice 2 tbsp tomato puree Salt and pepper 250g/9oz chilled puff pastry Beaten egg, to glaze Method Heat oil in large frying pan, add pepper and mushrooms, fry for 5 mins. Mix cornflour with stock until smooth, pour into pan with the apple juice. Add tomato puree and bring to boil, stir until thickened and smooth. Stir cooked turkey into pan, season with salt and pepper, cover and simmer gently for 10 mins. Allow to cool. Drain turkey and vegetables from pan, reserving the cooking sauce, and spoon into a 1.1litre/2pt pie dish or individual pie dishes. Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface and use to cover the pie. Cut any pastry

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trimmings into leaves, dampen and press on top. Chill for 30 mins. Preheat oven to 200C/400F/ Gas 6. Brush pastry with beaten egg to glaze and stand pie on a baking sheet. Bake for 40-45 mins until pastry is puffed and golden brown (25 mins for individual pies). Heat the remaining sauce.

Serve the pie hot with vegetable and the cooking sauce. MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM US ALL Support your local market

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Leyland Lane Wrought Iron Gates & Railings

Made to Measure, Free Estimates, Measuring Service Optional Galvanising or High Quality Undercoat Sand Blasting and Respraying Service Based at Leyland Lane Nurseries, 610 Leyland Lane, Leyland

Telephone: 01772 431171 Mobile: 07977 727854 W: www.leylandgatesandrailings.co.uk - E: info@leylandgatesandrailings.co.uk

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Getting to Know You Getting to Know You With Stephen Ward, Chair of Central Lancs Business Club Occupation: owner/director BusinessGiftUk.com Marital Status: happily married to Ann Family: sons Adrian and Ben, grandson Rowan

Boyhood hero: Everton, England World Cup winner Alan Ball. I had a pair of his white boots, they caused a stir when playing rugby at school. Place to live: somewhere with decent all year round climate for cricket, tennis and golf, Perth, Australia sounds good. Greatest fear: nothing really, snakes are not too nice Family holiday: Channel Islands, walking the beaches and fabulous coastal paths. What makes me angry: Modern media that gives equal weight to uneducated comment to that of experienced experts. What motivates me to work hard: to provide for my family who work with me. Favourite thing about my career: I love being self-employed, away from corporate politics and incompetent bosses. Proudest accomplishment: bringing up two excellent sons, both self-sufficient and positive in outlook What makes me laugh: Outnumbered on Tv, reading Spike Milligan’s war memoirs, Adolf Hitler, my part in his downfall. What I wanted to be when small: A professional cricketer, I made a decent amateur standard Favourite sport to watch or play: always

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prefer to play, clear favourite now is golf Karaoke song: early Beatles songs, I’d probably know the words Hobbies: walking and travelling to places with good walks Superpower: the longest drive in golf Lottery win: something altruistic for the benefit of the local community Zoo animal: big cats, but they should be free! Dinner party guests: David Lloyd, Jimmy Anderson and Brian Johnston to talk cricket Childhood memory: Always chasing, throwing, hitting, kicking balls of different shapes and sizes.

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Glass half full or half empty: always more than half full! Desert island items: sun cream, insect repellent and real ale Favourite school subject: PE and sports First job: general insurance trainee with Royal Insurance in Liverpool Thing I’d never do again: The Eleven Plus Looking forward to in the future: playing with grandchildren and passing on a few tips

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Complementary Health Clinic

Thursday & Friday 141A Liverpool Road Longton Preston PR4 5AB

Special Offer for December/January

Remedial Massage, Hot Stones, Indian Head Massage, Cupping, Dry Needling, Hopie Ear Candles

For appointments, call Sandra on 07776 445077

Season’s Greetings

Refer a friend if you are happy with the service and know a friend who needs sports/ remedial massage/ hot stones please pass on my number

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What do they sing at a snowman’s birthday party? Freeze a jolly good fellow! What’s the best Christmas present ever? A broken drum, you just can’t beat it! Who is Santa’s favourite singer? Elf-is Presley! What do reindeer hang on their Christmas trees? Horn-aments! Did Rudolph go to school? No he was elf-taught! What do you get if you cross a snowman with a vampire? Frostbite! How does Good King Wenceslas like his pizza? Deep pan, crisp and even! Who hides in the bakery at Christmas? A mince spy! What carol is heard in the desert? O camel ye faithful! What’s the most popular Christmas wine? “I don’t like Brussels sprouts!” What athlete is warmest in winter? A long jumper! What do angry mice send at Christmas? Cross mouse cards! What did the beaver say to the Christmas tree? Been nice gnawing you! What do you get if you cross a bell with a skunk? Jingle smells!

What did the stamp say to the Christmas card? Stick with me and we’ll go places! Why did no-one bid for Rudolph and Blitzen on E-Bay? Because they were two deer! What does the Queen call her Christmas broadcast? The One Show! What did Father Christmas do when he went speed dating? He pulled a cracker! How did Mary and Joseph know Jesus was 8lb when he was born? The had a weigh in a manger! What do you get if you eat Christmas decorations? Tinselitis! What do Santa’s little helpers learn at school? The elf-abet! What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck? A Christmas Quacker! What do vampires sing on New Year’s Eve? Auld Fang Syne! Knock, Knock Who’s there? Arthur Arthur who? Arthur any mince pies left?

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Have you heard about SLEAP?

Support, Lodgings & Emergency Accommodation for Young People SLEAP is a local charity seeking to provide young people with somewhere safe to live, giving them the support they need to move on as confident and independent young adults. We place young people in local homes. They get a bedroom in a real home, with supportive, caring adults, helping them adjust, learn how to look after themselves and are around to chat. Host families are paid rent for their room and are trained and supported by the SLEAP team. SLEAP’s youth workers provide extra support helping young people get back into education or training, find jobs, sort out issues around debt, health, relationships and more. SLEAP also works with young people who are not staying with us but that may need help to sort aspects of their life that may place them at risk of becoming homeless (job applications, work experience, benefits, settling into accommodation, help to avoid family breakdown). Really special are the monthly group activities. These sessions help combat isolation, build positive relationships with peers, gain new skills and promote better physical and mental wellbeing. We visit the beach, or trampoline centre, perhaps a food & hygiene certificate or have a ‘bake off’. Recently we did some painting and gardening at Buckshaw Retirement Village. They enjoyed it so much they are doing the Dementia Friends training so they can go back and run fun sessions with residents. SLEAP is 27 years old, it started in 1992 when clergy and people from different churches in Leyland started talking about the need to help homeless young people. There were no projects around then, it wasn’t uncommon for desperate people to turn up at churches or clergy homes asking for help,

nowhere to go. The Leyland Churches Homelessness Project was born with a group of volunteers who provided emergency accommodation in homes on a ‘B&B’ basis. In 1995 this project became a registered charity, SLEAP, with trustees representing different churches across Leyland. SLEAP is a Christian organization. Our Christian faith inspires the values we choose, the service we provide and the needs we respond to. The Bible challenges us to love with actions and not just with words and to live with hope even in the face of despair. This is why we do what we do in the way that we do it. Providing a safe home with a helping hand for a confident future – This is our mission and there’s many ways in which you can get involved and help eg: food or toiletries donations (we distribute food parcels to young people we support). You can fundraise for us or send a donation. You can volunteer (helping with group work, office help, sharing skills). You could become a Trustee. If you have a spare bedroom, perhaps think being a host family? If you pray, please pray for us. Pray for our work, the young people we support and the resources we need to help more. We’re a friendly bunch at SLEAP and we’d love to hear from you. If you’d like to know more or know someone who may need our help, call 01772 623603. Our website is being updated but you can follow us on Facebook @SLEAPLancashire or on Twitter @SLEAP_lancs.

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Remembrance Sunday in Leyland

For Remembrance Sunday this year the November weather was kind. Hundreds of residents turned out to line the streets, watch the civic parade, pay their respects to the fallen and watch the laying of the wreaths.

acknowledgement of great sacrifice and honour. “We remember them always, because to forget their heroism and valour would be to forget why we enjoy our freedom today. “We pay tribute to the Armed Forces and

The parade left the Civic Centre at 10:40 and arrived at the cenotaph on Church Road opposite St Andrew’s Parish Church just before 11:00. A remembrance service, led by Reverend David Whitehouse, vicar of St

their continuing work to protect us, as they have done so courageously over two World Wars and other conflicts since. We will remember them.”

Andrew’s, was held in the church at 11:25. The parade consisted of hundreds of Army Cadets and Air Cadets, along with elected members from South Ribble Borough Council, the Mayor and Mayoress of South Ribble, veterans, members of the Veterans’ Café in Leyland, and many others. The Mayor Of South Ribble. Coun Harry Hancock, said: “Remembrance Sunday is a day for reflection, thankfulness and

Coun Derek Forrest, Armed Forces Champion at South Ribble Borough Council, said: “ Members of the Armed Forces put their lives on the line every day to protect our nation and its people. “Some of them—millions of them—have paid the ultimate sacrifice for this, we owe them our lives and our freedom. It is only right that we continue to bow our heads in silence to remember and respect them.”

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In The News

Barrica In The Park Awad winning independent wine retailer Barrica Wines is behind ‘Barrica In The Park’ a new initiative bringing together the very best in Lancashire, food, drink and artisans. Jane Cuthbertson, Barrica founder, explained: “We had the wonderful opportunity to take on part of the farmhouse buildings at Astley Park, but the space is too big for just wines, beers and spirits. So, we invited some friends to join us. Already, Jane has around 20 local producers and artisans joining the project with gin, beer, cheese, chutneys, jams, cakes, sauces, ice cream, chocolate all set to make Barrica In The Park a feats. Away from the challenges of the high street Jane sees the prestigious site as a place where established local producers can share space with smaller producers who have neither the financial or logistical clout to open independent shops. She is effectively

A Wheely Good Effort

HATS off and many congratulations to Leyland accountant Mark Entwistle who recently completed the challenging London to Brighton Vintage Run - on his 1881 Penny Farthing! Along with a fellow ‘vintage cyclist’ Mark completed the 60 miles from London’s Hyde Park to Brighton Promenade in around nine hours. His supreme effort raised a fantastic four figure sum in sponsorship which he is donating to the Alzheimer’s Society. He said: “ We set off at around 6.45am from Hyde park and arrived at about 3.45pm so we did it over a 9hr period but we were not pedalling all the time “I knew it would be tough but the weather was kind to us and I’m delighted to have finished the course. My colleague suffered cramps on occasion, so we walked a bit to ease his pain. We also had a morning brew pit stop, a lunch break and a pub stop. “I was feeling fine, my legs knew I had been working but nothing drastic. I had done a fair amount of training

creating a permanent food festival ’Barrica In The Park.’ It’s not all about food, though. “There’s a wealth of talent in our area. We have a specialist landscape and nature photographer, a lady who upcycles furniture into amazing pieces and a gifted glass engraver. “All the artisans will commit to time on site, demonstrating their goods, talking to customers and holding workshops on the mezzanine.” Barrica In The Park is set to launch in February 2020 and Jane is happy to hear from more artisans eager to share the space. “I’d love that this should be a collaboration of small, local businesses for the benefit of us all.” (100 miles a week for a couple of the training weeks) and the new saddle worked well so no problems in that department.” If you see Mark out training on his penny farthing around Leyland, give him a wave and congratulate him on his efforts. Well done Mark!

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Museum up for national award

LEYLAND’S iconic British Commercial Vehicle Museum has been shortlisted as one of three finalists for a prestigious award in the inaugural Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards. The new awards are designed to recognise excellence and outstanding contributions to the UK’s historic motoring and motorsport industries. Our BCVM has been nominated in the ‘Collection’ category, recognising significant contribution to the historic motoring movement in the UK or internationally. Leyland’s BCVM is the UK’s only motor museum dedicated to preserving the nation’s rich commercial vehicle heritage. It tells the

story of Britain’s big vehicles - the engines and workhorses that powered the industrial revolution, that keep the economy motoring to this day. Museum Trustee Keith Moyes said: “It is a huge honour to be a finalist in the first ever RAC Historic Awards. “We’re absolutely delighted to be recognised as one of the best historic motor vehicle collections in the UK—it’s a tribute to the fantastic team of staff and volunteers who work so hard for the Museum every day.” The museum building is the sole surviving part of the original 1930s Leyland Motors factory . Today more than 60 vehicles are displayed, tracing the development of both public and commercial transport from times well before the advent of motorways. Winners were due to be announced on November 21, post Leyland Leader deadline

Tree-time treats!

LAST month saw the great Tree Giveaway in Worden Park. Hosted and resourced by South Ribble Borough Council, local residents turned out in force and took away hundreds of ‘free’ trees to plant at home.

Climate change is regularly in the news and trees are often mentioned as the ‘lungs’ of the world. Council staff gave out lots of varieties of trees Rowan,

Bird Cherry, Crab Apple and more, bags of hedging and whips., along with planting trays as enthusiastic tree-lovers and gardeners gathered to take advantage of the Tree Giveaway. A visitor to the Park commented: “It’s a great initiative by the Council, this, I’m really grateful for the tree I’ve collected. I’m going to plant it for the next generation to enjoy!”

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In the Garden

A monthly gardening column with Debbie Noblett from The Plant Stall, Leyland Market

As we head towards Christmas, you have to wonder where 12 months have gone so quickly! The garden has gone to sleep for the winter months. Until we see snowdrops peeping through and our gardens springing into life, it’s time to concentrate on Christmas and the once a year plant that most people tend to buy, ‘The Christmas Plant’ a Poinsettia. The plant originates from Mexico and was introduced worldwide by Joel Roberts Poinsett who brought the poinsettia plant to the United States from Mexico in 1828. Poinsett was a botanist, physician and the first United States Ambassador to Mexico. In America December 12 is Poinsettia day which marks the death of Joel in 1851. The Latin name is Euphorbia Pulcherrima, and the plant has been named after him. When buying a Poinsettia look where the plant is positioned, it shouldn’t be in a cold or draughty place, they are grown at high temperatures, don’t buy one with yellowing or dropping leaves. They need a constant temperature and don’t overwater them, half a teacup once

or twice a week should be enough, if they start to wilt give them a drink. If you over water them, leaves will start to drop. Keep them out of cold draughty spots. The actual flower on a poinsettia is yellow, it’s the leaves or bracts that are red. You can keep them from year to year. They will eventually turn to green, if you want to keep them, you need to cut them back in July, give them natural daylight only, then introduce a night time break of artificial light to turn them red later on. There are several different colours to choose from but red tends to be the most popular and a very traditional Christmas colour. Enjoy the Christmas festivities and get ready for Spring, when your garden will slowly start to awake with signs of green shoots appearing. A sincere Thank You for taking the time to read this feature in the Leyland Leader, we have had some marvellous feed back, and wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas.

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LEYLAND MARKET FESTIVE OPENINGS Monday 23rd December Open 8.30 - 16.30 Tuesday 24th December Open 8.30 - 15.00 CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY CLOSED BOXING DAY Friday 27th December Open 8.30 - 17.00 Saturday 28th December Open 8.30 - 16.30 CLOSED SUNDAY CLOSED MONDAY Tuesday 31st December Open 8.30 - 15.00 OPEN AS NORMAL FROM FRIDAY 3RD JANUARY

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Leyland Leader Community Page USEFUL CONTACT NUMBERS

South Ribble Borough Council 01772 421491 Lancashire County Council 0300 123 6701 enquiries@lancashire.gov.uk Police in an emergency always dial 999, for non-emergency calls dial 101 Crimestoppers 0800 555 11 NHS non-emergency number 111 Environment Agency 08708 506 506 Samaritans 01772 822022

Community Café Leyland Methodist Church Every Wednesday

Come along and enjoy food and drink and company among friends

Walking Football for Over 55s Every Thursday 10-11am St Andrews Church Hall, Worden Lane, Leyland Keep fit, have fun!

ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF THE HOLY APOSTLES

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain

403 Leyland Lane, Leyland, PR25 1TA HOLY LITURGY SUNDAYS 10:30 am VESPERS WEDNESDAYS 7:00 pm Services mainly in English CONTACT - 07738870750 - 07801 065705 HALL FOR HIRE - 07890208539

www.holy-apostles.org.uk info@holy-apostles.org.uk

Bamber Bridge FC Home fixtures December 2019 Sir Tom Finney Stadium Sat Dec 7 Mickleover Sports 15.00 Sat Dec 21 Matlock Town 15.00

LEYLAND METHODIST CHURCH MESSY CHURCH 2nd Saturday every month Activities, stories, craft and a shared meal together for all ages/all the

ST MARY’S RC CHURCH Broadfield Dr, Leyland PR25 1PD 01772 455955 Masses every Saturday 6pm and Sunday 10am Sudoku answer from Page 26: Wordsearch missing phrase from Page 27: ‘A good conscience is a continual Christmas’ Benjamin Franklin

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Accountants Finton Doyle McGinty Demack Whitehead and Howarth Aerials/Alarms/CCTV Skyscope TV Aerials & Satellites SBC Alarms Architect Homeplan Designs Builder Ascroft Builders Bricks ‘N’ Mortar James & Son Nelson Builders RDT Construction Builders’ Merchants C&W Berry Ltd Butchers Whittakers Car Repairs & Sales Car Fix Carpets, Cleaning and Care Bill Whyte Floorcoverings Wrennalls Childcare Orchard House Wrennalls Church notices St Ambrose Coach Travel Ava Travel Computers PC Academy Counselling Marguerite Ralphs Decorating Services Mark Arthington John Davis Dave Delbridge Howard Leggett Colin Rawlinson Chris Thompson Décor Ltd Dog Training Four Paws Domestic Appliance Repairs HS Domestics Electric Radiators Electrorad Electrician Leyland Electrician Steven Dunderdale Telford Electrical Estate Agents/Lettings Brian Pilkington Fireplaces Leyland Fireplace Centre Fish Merchants The Fish Plaice Funeral Services N & K Harvey Funerals Furniture Crown Furniture Gardening Services MW Garden Maintenance Gates and Railings Leyland Lane Wrought Iron Getting to Know You Helen Pilkington Stephen Ward

Hairdresser 29 56 Maison Cy 40 Handymen 42 28 JRC Handyman SBC Handyman 24 Home Care 61 Independent Living 38,39 71 Jewellery 7 61 Atkinson’s Jewellers Joinery 61 58 JD Hull 17 6 James & Son 59 17,42 Lyndon Wilson Joinery 41 33 Taylor Joinery 37 Kitchens, Bedrooms, Bathrooms Croston Plumbing 32,57 42 2 GB Kitchens & Bathrooms Kirk & Ward 11 60 Landscaping, driveways, patios, fencing David Chany 33 36 55 Dave Delbridge Drive Revive 73 66 JJ Landscaping 71 87 PJR Landscapes 77 Ultimate Driveways 17 70 Lawn Care/plant food 87 Growing Solutions 52,53 Loft Conversion/Ladders 29 More Than Loft Ladders 20 Massage 10 Sandra Brookfield 72 Mobility Specialists 4 Millercare 68 Mortgages 51 Euxton Mortgage Market 5 Opticians 77 Eyesentials 22,23,79 58 Wright’s Opticians 34,35,67 7 Oven Cleaning 71 Ovenclean Lancashire 9 28 Physiotherapy Leyland Physiotherapy 9 24 Plastering/Tiling 59 70 Accurate Tiling TH Plastering 55 62 Colin Rawlinson 28 Mark Taylor 40 65 Plumbing & Heating Services Graham Ball 42 71 Croston Plumbing 32,57 77 G G Plumbing 25 58 JCM Plumbing 49 JR Monks 56 26,27 M S Clayton 8 Preservation 14 North West Preservation 59 Property Maintenance 50 Dave Delbridge 36 FM Property Maintenance 49 25 SJF Property Maintenance 21 Restaurant 12,13 La Corte 43,44,45,46 Roofing Services 48 Paramount Roofing 16 Shoe Repairs 62 Towngate Shoe Repairs 8 Solar Panels 54 RH Solar 63 69 Sports & Social Club

Fox Lane Club 64 Solicitors Birchall Blackburn 30,47,74,88 Lee & Co 36 Taxi Services Avacab/Leyland Taxis 10 Theatre Blackburn Empire 4 Training Centaur Training 21 Tree Surgery John Sutcliffe 8 Maple Leaf Trees 24 Trunks Tree Care 20 Veterinary My Vets 6 Windows, Conservatories & Doors Lyndon Wilson Joinery 59 Misty Window Fixer 18,19 Select Windows 31 Taylor Joinery 41 Window Fix 77 Window Cleaning Sharples Window Cleaning 15

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