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June 2014 Issue 110 June 2014 issue 110


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Ring 01772 432809 or 07718 446866

HIGH PASS RATE LOW PRICES Single or intensive lessons Discounts for students and block bookings

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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PAUL WALDRON sensational vocal entertainer, back by special request! Saturday June 14

PHIL RICHMOND award winning male vocalist Saturday June 21


international vocal entertainer Saturday June 28

CLAUDIA ANN Sensational female vocalist come along and support this fabulous Leyland lass

DIARY DATE: Saturday August 16 PRESIDENT’S DAY Every Wednesday 1pm Codgers Day - table bowls, cards, horse racing sweeps, putting the world to rights, all members over 60 welcome

* NEW: Full size pool table in the Games Room * Every Wednesday OVER 50s BINGO from 1.30pm Every Thursday evening starting 8pm LINE DANCING Everyone welcome, join the fun. New members £15 (no admin fee); A fine selection of beers, lagers and spirits, NEW - a selection of draught and cask ales; Function room for hire for parties, weddings, christenings etc; Large games room with two snooker tables; full bowling facilities, afternoon and evening bowling; snooker players welcome for Preston League; Winter games every Wednesday, call the club for details; Bingo - Sundays, Tuesdays, Saturdays

Play Poker at the Leyland & Farington Club, call the club for details

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It’s time to show off your talents in true ‘Bake-Off’ style by testing every aspect of your baking skills for the

The ten categories will allow you to choose your favourites and wow the judges! There are prizes for the best entry in each category and an overall

title and prize for the overall winner! The afternoon will be rounded off by enjoying

for only £5. Unmissable! See our poster for full details, ticket sales and entry forms

All “Bake Off” entries to be baked at home and brought on the day 9:30 – 10:00 am. Tea, coffee and biscuits available on the morning in the foyer £1.

COMPETITION RULES 1 All entries must be hand baked and hand decorated if appropriate and be the entrant’s own work. 2 All entries must be presented completed on the day on a plain, clean display plate of a reasonable size. 3 Any entrant using nuts must CLEARLY STATE on the entry form and place a small tag or label in front of the entry to indicate to the judges. 4 All entries will be judged by 3 independent judges and marks added to give a final score out of 30. 5 All cakes are non returnable and will be auctioned at the end of the competition to raise funds for St Ambrose or used for the afternoon tea. 6 The judges’ decision is final.

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Full Head Foils with Cut & Blow Dry

Open Tuesday to Saturday; Sunday, Monday and later appointments available on request

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Distributors of Cutting Tools, Fasteners, Tools and General Supplies to Industry

Summer Specials - call in and see us, lots of Offers, amazing bargains APACHE Industrial workwear wide range of clothing and work shoes (with or without midsoles) Summer Specials!

DeWalt Combi Drill Kit 18vLithium Ion ÂŁ149.99 inc

SPECIAL: Frank Blakeley & Son offer an exclusive workwear and bespoke embroidery service for all corporate, commercial and leisure requirements. Screen printing for all garments.

Tel: 01772 434456 Fax: 01772 422248

Web: Email: Unit 8A, Centurion Court, Wheelton Lane, Leyland, Lancs PR25 3UQ

Supplying all needs for industry with two free deliveries per day throughout the North West

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Important information for all parents With Wrights Opticians of Leyland

Has your child got an undiagnosed vision problem? Thankfully most parent’s make their children’s health care a priority, but sadly many forget that having an eye examination is an essential part of that health care. Children with bad vision usually accept it as normal and don't realise they have a sight problem until it is flagged up at school. Your child won’t tell you they can’t see as they don’t know any different. Worryingly, national statistics show that only 20% of children have their eyes tested regularly, whereas 92% of children go to the dentist every year. What is more worrying is that 1 in five children starting their reception year have been found to have an undiagnosed vision problem. Due in part to NHS cut backs, 70% of primary schools in England offer no eye testing at all. Even if your child has had some form of ‘vision check’ at school, this would not have included an examination of the health of the eye, which is equally important. Studies show that undetected eye conditions can have a direct link to a child’s educational performance. 80% of children with learning difficulties have an underlying visual problem. In other words, if a child is having difficulties seeing what is on the white board or computer screen, they’re far more likely than other children to become frustrated with the whole learning process and consequently underperform. Therefore it’s vital you take your child to see a qualified optometrist before they reach school age - good news is that it will cost you nothing! In the UK, all children are eligible for a FREE NHS EYE EXAMINATION up to the age of 18 (as long as they are in full time education). To advertise call 01772 432963 or email


The earlier a problem is diagnosed, the higher the chance your child will have of developing normal adult vision. So, the best way to ensure that your child has no underlying visual problems is to take them for an eye examination, which can be performed from as young as two and half years of age at Wrights Opticians on Chapel Brow in Leyland. We use a wide selection of tests specifically designed for children, so your child does not need to be able to speak, recognise letters and/or be able to read for our optometrist Derek Pellowe to make a competent assessment. However, an eye examination is not just about seeing clearly. During the eye examination, Derek will also check the health of the eye, determine if there is any sign of a lazy eye/squint eye, check your child’s colour vision, and more. Therefore, at Wrights Opticians we recommend that children be taken for an eye examination by the age of three and at least every two years after this.

So, what if my child needs glasses? The popularity of children’s frames has increased so much over the past couple of years (thanks to Harry Potter!) that your child will be spoilt for choice at Wrights Opticians. The NHS provides a voucher towards the cost of spectacle lenses for children. These days there are no free NHS frames, but one of the ranges we offer is free of charge with the voucher. Other frame choices are also available, ranging from fashionable teen frames to the Titanium frames, which are virtually indestructible and suitable for the more adventurous child So if your child has never had an eye examination, whatever age they are, book an appointment at Wrights Opticians soon for peace of mind, and have them going to school being able to see well enough to learn and play.

WRIGHTS OPTICIANS 5 Chapel Brow, Leyland PR25 3NH

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Maison Cy Hair Studio

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NEIL CARSON LANDSCAPES (Established 1994) ● Flagged Driveways and Patios ● Garden Walls, Pillars and Steps ● Full Drainage of Saturated Lawns ● Pointing ● Fireplaces

Contact NEIL on (01772) 423229 or 07956 110396 For FREE visit and quotation 28 Stanley Road ● Farington ● Leyland PR25 4RH Efficient and Reliable Service - No Gimmicks To advertise call 01772 432963 or email


Day Nursery Call or phone for more information or a brochure ● Providing care for children 0-5 years in a homely environment ● Close knit family run business ● 15 hours free sessions for 3-5 year olds ● Places available for all ages ● Free places for 2 year olds*

Sarah’s Ark has an Open Door Policy, call in and see us anytime, we look forward to welcoming you. * Conditions apply, call us for details

Hollands Farmhouse, Wigan Road, Leyland PR25 5UD Next to Leyland Golf Club

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Growing Places with Growing Solutions Ltd of Leyland

IF YOU want a great lawn in 2014 , then plant nutrition products, manufactured, tried talk to Peter Benson, Director of Growing and tested in-house. Solutions Ltd, Leyland-based manufacturers and suppliers of lawns and plant treatment throughout the UK and beyond! This well-established family business at the heart of Leyland are 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. Trading under the name Garden Wizard and LAWN MAGIC - as used by leading groundsmen and gardeners across the UK and beyond. A premium product with ‘Premier League’ results. Call in and take advantage of our special offers - now is the time to grow and nurture that perfect lawn.

LAWN MAGIC Normally £7 Just for callers marketing a revolutionary lawn feed known as Lawn Magic, they have become TV regulars, selling successfully via the shopping channels. And their friendly help and advice is literally on hand for Leyland residents. Peter says: “After a very wet winter everyone has a problem with moss in their lawns. This is definitely the best time of year to attack the moss that is smothering your grass. “We are happy to supply the products you need at the lowest possible cost and give you FREE advice. Just call in and see us and pick up your FREE ‘Seven Simple Steps to a Nice Lawn.’ Ours is one feed for all seasons, there’s no need for separate Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter feeds.” Growing Solutions Ltd offer professional

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. Growing Solutions manufacture their products in Leyland and all are equally applicable to professional playing surfaces and residential gardens. Peter and team have the knowledge, expertise and skills to help you get that dream lawn - ask for help and advice, they are waiting to work with you.

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

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FINEST PROFESSIONAL POTTING COMPOST FOR SEEDLINGS, PLUG PLANTS AND MATURE If you want the best from your plants, PLANTS fruit, vegetables, tubs and baskets In 80 litre bags Open 8am-3pm Monday to Friday. Sometimes open Saturday mornings, ring 01772 454724 to check. Directions to Leyland Business Park From Farington Turn into Centurion Way, first business park on your right, ask the security for Garden Wizard or Growing Solutions Ltd, if you cross the railway bridge, you have gone too far. From Golden Hill Lane Turn onto Wheelton Lane (by the side of Morrisons), continue to the end and at the T-junction turn right, cross over the railway bridge, business park is on your left, ask the security for Garden Wizard or Growing Solutions Ltd.

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. We offer one feed - Plant Magic - for all seasons. There is absolutely no need for separate feeds for different plants. We also have the finest Professional potting compost available.

PLANT MAGIC TV 1 litre normal price ÂŁ7 now special offer 1 litre just ÂŁ4 this makes 200 litres of feed for all plants, fruit and vegetables, especially good for tomatoes

GROWING SOLUTIONS Ltd 01772 454724 01772 432444

UNIT F1, Leyland Business Park, Centurion Way, Farington, Leyland PR25 3GR

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Hard & Soft Landscapes ● Fencing Water Features & Ponds ● Driveways Treework ● Design & Installation Block Paving ● Flagging Imprinted Concrete ● Indian Stone Complete Consultation Service; Cleaning, Maintenance & Repairs

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Tree Services and Landscaping Treework, Fencing, Decking, Patios, all aspects of Landscaping and Building Work Please ring Max for free quotes

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Who Cares Wins! with Right at Home (Chorley)

WHEN it comes to delivering home care services, a local provider is leading the way in a pioneering partnership with St Catherine’s Hospice. Right At Home (Chorley) have been designated the domiciliary carers of choice by the Hospice for Chorley, South Ribble and beyond. The Chorley-based company, in tandem with St Catherines, are rolling out an initiative aimed at helping patients, many with life-shortening illnesses, to enjoy more independence and stay at home longer. The service is available to the general public and you don’t need to be a patient of St Catherine’s to use it. Those who are eligible can claim statutory funding. Mary Saward, Registered Care Manager of Right at Home, explained: “All our specialist training is done through St Catherine’s. I believe they saw and approved of the quality of palliative provision we are able to offer. Our experience enables us to provide a flexible, sensitive, effective bespoke package of support not just for each individual, but also for their families which is vital at this stage. “I suppose, unlike the main specialised care provided by the Hospice which is delivered free, price was also a factor. The Homecare Partnership – many of our St Catherines eferrals have never actually stayed in the hospice itself – is a domiciliary paid-for service and keeping prices reasonable is important.” With specialist carers on the books, Right at Home staff are able to respond very quickly to individual needs. Mary says; “It’s crucial that we react immediately with a planned programme of support that is appropriate. As preferred providers working with St Catherines, we work very hard to quickly build relationships. I know from personal experience how important it is to get

Right at Home Manager Mary Saward palliative care right. People in an ‘end of life’ situation must be listened to and their wishes upheld as much as possible. “It’s an exceptional team effort. Not only do we support the patients and their families referred to us by the hospice, but also our own staff. You can imagine certain situations are extremely challenging, traumatic and heart-breaking at times. That said, we are dedicated, all our managers are ‘hands-on’ and helping people like this can be extremely rewarding.” Right at Home owner Mark Booker, added: “We are delighted to be the preferred domiciliary care provider for St Catherine’s Hospice. We are available for care 24/7 and we offer a ‘four hours free trial’ scheme to enable potential clients to sample the quality of service.” As well as supporting hospice patients to return to their own home, Right at Home’s services include cleaning, cooking or meal preparation, escorting clients to the shops, medical appointments or social excursions, as well as companionship. As well as supporting hospice patients to return to their own home, Right at Home’s services include cleaning, cooking or meal preparation, escorting clients to the shops, medical appointments or social excursions, as well as companionship.

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PROM NIGHT Get ready with this Special Offer Prom Hair Up plus one practice State Registered Hairdresser

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Our aim is for you to enjoy a relaxed, friendly personal touch, along with a professional, classic and contemporary hairdressing service. We welcome all age groups and offer a free colour consultation.

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I Love the Small Jobs Other Plumbers Hate Reliable ● Qualified Competitively Priced Free Estimates ● No Call Out Fee Leaks ● Bursts ● Blocks ● Taps Radiator Moves ● Toilets ● Basins Etc... Also Bathroom & 24/7 Shower call out Installationsout

M.S. Clayton Plumbing 01772 458900 - 07812 342041

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84 Towngate Leyland, PR25 2LR (opposite Aldi)

Open Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm

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General Building Contractors

Any kitchen, any design, competitive quotations available

● Internal/External Doors ● Conservatories ● New Build/Extensions ● Renovations ● Fascias, Soffits, Gutters ● Kitchens ● Laminate, Wood Flooring ● PVC & Wooden Windows ● Driveways & Patios ● Replacement Windows & Cavity Trays

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WHITTAKERS BUTCHERS (Quality Standard Mark and Farm Assured)

Giving cooking advice and free recipes with a friendly helpful service Bulk orders taken with discounts available

Trading at Leyland for 40 years, our family has been selling top quality locally produced Meat and Eggs at very good prices Beef Stir Fry Recipe of the Month sponsored by Whittakers Butchers

Ingredients 375g (12oz) rump, sirloin or fillet steak, cut into very thin strips 1½ level tablespoons cornflour Ÿ teaspoon Chinese 5-spice 3 tablespoons light or dark soy sauce 175g (6oz) broccoli 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 tablespoon chopped ginger 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 red pepper, thinly sliced 1 bunch salad onions, sliced diagonally 4-5 tablespoons sherry 2 tablespoons water Serve with Thai fragrant rice

Method 1) Place the steak in a bowl with the cornflour, Chinese 5-spice and soy sauce. Mix well and leave to marinate for 20 minutes. 2) Meanwhile, spilt the broccoli into florets. Slice the stalks diagonally into thin oval shapes and the florets into One hour FREE parking behind Market

small heads. 3) Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan, add the marinated steak, ginger and garlic and stir fry for 3 or 4 minutes. 4) Add the pepper, broccoli and the salad onions and stir fry for 2 minutes. 5) Add the sherry and water, put a lid on the pan and steam for one minute. Transfer to a warmed serving dish and serve immediately with the rice. There are lots of delicious alternative ingredients for this recipe: Use thin strips of pork fillet or chicken instead of beef; beansprouts, mange tout, mushrooms and onions are alternative vegetables; cashew nuts, waterchestnuts or canned bamboo shoots provide extra crunch; delicious served with egg noodles.

Leyland Market, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday

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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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Have you thought about what would happen if you weren’t able to make your feelings known or you weren’t able to decide what healthcare or medical treatment you needed? You may feel strongly about the sort of treatment you want or even to refuse life-prolonging treatments in certain extreme circumstances, but imagine how frustrated you would you feel if you couldn’t communicate those wishes to your family or your doctors? Birchall Blackburn can ensure that you can make sure that your feelings and wishes are known and taken into account even if you cannot communicate them if this difficult situation arises. In recent weeks the media has been full of cases where the care provided to older people has fallen far short of what they were entitled to expect - and often those people could not make their feelings and wishes heard and taken into account in the provision of their care. At Birchall Blackburn we strongly encourage all our clients to make a Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney. This ensures that can you appoint an Attorney that you completely trust to act in your best interests and to make the decisions that you would have wanted for your health, medical treatment and personal welfare. You can also set out clear guidelines or even restrictions that they must consider when they are making decisions on your behalf regarding your medical treatment, where you live or even your diet and daily routine.

As solicitors who specialise in advising the elderly, we see all too often, that many people end up with such important and far-reaching decisions being made by third parties such as the Court of Protection or Social Services, rather than the people closest to them who have their best interests at heart. Making a Health and Welfare Power of Attorney ensures that you have the opportunity to carefully consider all the options and to take every possible step to plan for and safeguard the decisions made for your future health and welfare, if you are not in a position to make these decisions for yourself. Anna-Marie Knipe (pictured above), is a solicitor, is also a member of Solicitors for the Elderly, Private Client Section and Society of Trust and Estate Practitioner. She and would be delighted to discuss any queries that you may have, on a no obligation basis, in relation to a Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney, Wills, Probate or any other Elderly Client issues. Please feel free to telephone 01772 427610 if you would like further information.

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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 Salmon Fillets with Watercress & Creme Fraiche Sauce Fish Recipe of the Month sponsored by The Fish Plaice

Serves 4 Ingredients 4 Salmon fillets Grated zest and juice of one lemon 2 large sprigs of dill ½ tbsp mixed peppercorns Sauce: 2 x 85g (3oz) pks watercress 1 x 200g (8oz) carton crème fraiche 25g (1oz) chives Salt and pepper Method Place the fillets into a large flat pan with the lemon zest and juice, dill and peppercorns. Barely cover with water and bring slowly to the boil. Turn off the heat and allow the

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salmon to go cold in the liquid. Liquidise one pack of watercress with the crème fraiche and chives and season to taste. Lift out the salmon and serve with the sauce, new potatoes - Jersey Royals are perfect - and a watercress salad. Leyland Market Tuesday, Friday, Saturday

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Pensions Revisited Money Matters with Derbyshire Booth Financial Management Ltd

Pensions were considered by some to be a fairly dull and unimportant subject - until recently. Then came the announcements of the state pension reforms and from last October Auto enrolment, where employees are being automatically placed in company pension schemes - and suddenly many want their say about what constitutes a good pension and when they want it. With average lifespan in the UK rising, it is important that people from all walks of life plan carefully for their future if they want it to be comfortable. One of the most common mistakes we find as Independent Financial Advisers (IFA) is the lack of reviews carried out on people's retirement plans. This often leads to mistakes in the early years and a need to adjust those plans later. After all a small mistake can be costly to fix later. The key questions you need to ask is: Are you receiving impartial financial advice? Have you completed a review of your current pension and any older pensions with previous employers? Where is it invested? And most importantly what is it likely to provide at your retirement date? Therefore, it is wise to review your pension provision regularly. Equally your pension fund might be invested in something that is totally unsuitable to you and take too much or too little investment risks. Again it is important to understand where it is held. As IFA's we deal with numerous pension and investment providers from all across the UK and we review the financial strength of each company, the charges they take and where the money is invested. This is then matched against your personal objectives and any potential problems highlighted. This is to ensure that a person's pension meets their longer term goals and is delivering value for money. After all, it is no use saving for 30 years plus only to discover that you did it all wrong.

It should be remembered also that pensions are just a long term savings plan with tax advantages. It is also important to remember they are not the only way of saving for your retirement and to have some balance is a good idea. For example some people prefer to use 'buy to let' properties, others running their own businesses and even deposit accounts. Whatever your plans to fund your retirement, it is a complex area that needs expert advice and regular monitoring to ensure comfortable years ahead The value of your investments and income from them may go down. You may not get back the original amount invested. Individual advice should be sought and no investment decisions should be made primarily from the above article. Do you have any questions about your finances? Contact Derbyshire Booth today on or telephone 01772 422 004. Greg Heath is Managing Director of Derbyshire Booth Financial Management Ltd

Derbyshire Booth Financial Management Ltd Cornerways, 1 Yewlands Drive, Leyland, PR25 2TN - 01772 422004 Email: To advertise call 01772 432963 or email


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N & K HARVEY FUNERALS Independent Funeral Directors Caring and Professional Service 24 hours a day Private Chapels of Rest Day & Night Service Pre-Paid Funeral Plans For the personal and caring attention of Neil and Kath

01772 622203 5 Balcarres Road, Leyland PR25 2EL also at 180 The Green, Eccleston, Chorley - 01257 451508

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Absolutely Floored! with the Flooring Firm of Leyland “IT was a big job, we knew what we wanted, we tried several local companies, and in terms of products, customer service - and price Michael, Alan and team gave us what we asked, and more, probably!” When you are covering hall, stairs, landings and 15 out of 20 rooms, in domestic terms this was certainly a ‘big job.’ The Flooring Firm, headed up by Michael Harwood, accepted the mission, rose to the challenge and yet one more Leyland family is delighted with their work. The satisfied customer commented: “As Leyland people, I believe it’s important to support local business and I’m really glad we did. “From Day One, and it was a long job with many different choices and elements to factor in, I was impressed with the professional approach, the quality of service and craftsmanship involved. “We actually saw a carpet we liked whilst celebrating a wedding anniversary in the Lake District some years ago. Alan helped us source exactly the desired item and guided us through the intricate choice of stair rods and plates to complement it. “They have fitted Karndean flooring downstairs from the entrance through our hall, three rooms to



the kitchen and conservatory. It’s a major project with some complex fitting issues, yet nothing was ever too much trouble and seamlessly achieved. “As you can imagine, it’s been a long job, but the Flooring Firm have been very accommodating and prepared to work around our arrangements. As a businessman myself, I am very impressed with how they work. “Michael is the owner of the company, but because of the complex nature of certain aspects of the job, he turned out himself to fit carpets. He wanted to ensure everything was done to his own high standards and it was! “I know every big job has problems, but it’s not the problems themselves, it’s how they react to them. Michael or Alan are both very much ‘hands-on’ and would seize the initiative to ensure everything was resolved to our satisfaction. “That said, on reflection we are delighted with the whole process - delivery, workmanship, installation, completion, price - and would happily use them again. For any flooring or carpeting requirements, help, advice and great service, I’d recommend calling The Flooring Firm.”

01772 424400

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Ken Roughley Carpenter & Joiner with 30 years’ experience


07702 328580 or 01772 875992 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

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Christine cleans up with five star award IT’S a clean sweep! One Leyland cleaner has polished up her reputation with an award for five star customer feedback from Lancashire County Council. Leyland-based Christine Maclellan, who set up her own business, Abracadabra Cleaning, in March 2012 has been selected and presented as a winner with the Safe Trader Award for 2013. The scheme is operated by Help Direct in partnership with LCC and aims to help people in Lancashire find traders for property repairs, home improvements and also domestic services such as cleaning, laundry and shopping delivery. Christine said: “As a ‘Safe Trader’ I have to ask my customers to fill in feedback forms which go directly back to the Scheme organisers. Their comments are then published on the website as a reference for potential customers. I have been surprised and delighted by their really positive five star references. “I am a one-woman business but often take my husband Gordon along if the work needs a second pair of hands. We always try to go the extra mile and give great service and value for money. Our customers become friends, I was thrilled to get this award, it underlines everything I have tried to achieve since going self-employed.” One Abracadabra customer commented: “Christine and Gordon are totally professional, reliable and trustworthy. Very thorough, always punctual, very detailed and do an exceptional job. Nothing is ever too much trouble for either of them. Great

Abracadabra! Christine with her five star certificate people to have help from.” The Safe Trader Team declared: “We thank you for your hard work and ongoing commitment to the Safe Trader Scheme. Your membership represents a valuable contribution to assisting people in Lancashire to find reputable local traders and prevents them from being ripped-off by rogues.” Lancashire County Council funds the Safe Trader Scheme as part of the Help Direct service. All members of the Help Direct Safe Trader Scheme have shown they are committed to treating their customers honestly and fairly by committing to a Code of Practice Businesses on the scheme are monitored using customer feedback. Christine said: “It’s great to be recognised in this way, this sets the standard. I have to work towards another award for 2014.

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Greenery Restaurant at Leyland Golf Club Sat June 14 An Evening At The Races £15 inc Supper September Casino Night October Comedy Night Monthly Sunday Carvery phone for details Lunches open to the public Tues – Fri 12 noon - 2pm £7.95 Slaters Catering Leyland Golf Club Wigan Road Leyland PR25 5UD 01772 436457 x3

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LEYLAND LEADER COMMUNITY NOTICES MOSS SIDE Women’s Institute Monthly meetings St James’ School Slater Lane, Leyland Wednesdays 2 April, 7 May, 4 June, 2 July Monthly guest speakers Contact Jane on 07808 480132 For information 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 A.M. VESPERS - THURSDAYS 7 P.M. Services mainly in English 01772 437029 or 623380 or 07801 065705

St Ambrose Specials Holy Communion 08:30 and 10:30: 1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th. Sunday 8th June 14:30 Special Concert in Church Lostock Hall Brass Band Sat 28th: Calum Crombie’s ordination Blackburn Cathedral Sat 5th July (see page 11) 09:30-12:30 Great St Ambrose Bake-Off; 14:00-16:00 Afternoon Tea at the Ritz

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St. Mary's R.C. Church Broadfield Drive, Leyland. Masses 6.00pm Saturday, 9.30 and 11am Sunday. Christion Unity Week main service Sunday May 18 6.30pm Saturday May 31 Parish Centre Sixties Night Gig Sunday June 8 Annual Garden Party

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Accountants Ashleigh Accountancy Alarms SBC Alarms Auctioneers Warren & Wignall Beauty Perfectly Pampered Blinds Sovereign Blinds Builder M K & A M Bradshaw Bricks ‘N’ Mortar James & Son Telford Building Builders’ Merchants C&W Berry Ltd Business Gifts Ad-Options Ltd Butchers Whittakers, Leyland Market Car Sales / Motor Repairs Car Fix Knickerbrook Cars Mechanic on the Drive Perrys Carpets, Cleaning and Care The Flooring Firm Bill Whyte Floorcoverings Wrennalls Catering/Cafe Lakeside Coffee House Wyndhams Childcare Sarah’s Ark Orchard House Chiropractor/Massage Back in Motion Church Notices St Ambrose Church Cleaning Services PVC Wizard Wrennalls Coach Tours Cosgroves Coaches Computers PC Academy Copywriting Sense Copy & Content Counselling Marguerite Ralphs Curtains Leyland Upholstery Decorating Services C T Décor Karen Lang Howard Leggett Mark Arthington Colin Rawlinson Dog Training Four Paws Dog Training Domestic Appliance Repairs HS Domestics Driving School Drive-rite

37 30 66 85 65 47 44 18 82 2 22,23 50 36 7 5 53 73 58,59 95 20 18 33 76 52 11 78,79 95 57 10 76 88 31 27 41 61 30 57 7 33 5

Electrician Cowley Electricals 88 I S Ellison Electrical Services 71 Telford Electrical 51 Engineers’ Merchants Frank Blakeley & Son 16 Estate Agents Brian Pilkington 74,75 Financial Services Derbyshire Booth 62,63 Fireplaces Leyland Fireplace Centre 55 Fashions –Ladies Guest Boutique 14,15 Fish & Chips Cod’s Plaice 84 Fish Merchants The Fish Plaice 60 Fitness DO Fitness 64 Funeral Services N & K Harvey Funerals 69 Furniture Annie Road Cottage 27 Crown Furniture 38,39 Peppermint Cottage 17 Garage Doors ARC 51 Gardening Services MW Garden Maintenance 40 Gates and Railings Leyland Lane Wrought Iron 80 Hairdresser Amy’s Creative Hair Design 13 Maison Cy 31 Sandra Roberts 44 Handymen SBC Handyman 82 Home Care ICare 89 Right at Home 42,43 Houses Rowland Homes 21 Jewellery Atkinson’s Jewellers 72 Joinery J D Hull 30 Lyndon Wilson Joinery 6 Taylor Joinery 12,77 Kitchens, Bedrooms, Bathrooms Gordon Maclellan 71 Kirk & Ward 87 Kitchen Wizard 69 Landscaping, driveways, patios, fencing David Chany Landscaping 72 Dave Delbridge 61 Drive Revive 26 Duxburys 20 Max Landscapes 41 Neil Carson 32 Ultimate Driveways 37 Lawn Care/plant food Grass 4 Life 91 Growing Solutions 34,35 Loft Conversion New Heights 46

Martial Arts Family Martial Arts 41 Music/ Music Tuition John Kenny 27 Opticians Eyesentials 48,49 Marian Gray 45 Wright’s Opticians 28,29 Oven Cleaning Ovenclean Lancashire 45 Photography Mattefinish Photography 81 Physiotherapy Sun Physio & Fitness 24 Plastering/Tiling Accurate Tiling 5 Colin Rawlinson 57 Plumbing & Heating Services GG Plumbing 36 JCM Plumbing 55 M S Clayton 46 SJL Heating 13 Post Office Leyland South 85 Property Maintenance Dave Delbridge 61 FM Property Maintenance 80 SJF Property Maintenance 24 Public Houses Railway at Leyland 68 Restaurants Da Vinci 3 Greenery Restaurant 90 Roofing Services Paramount Roofing 8 Shoe Repairs Towngate Shoe Repairs 47 Social Club Fox Lane Club 83 Leyland & Farington Club 9 Solicitors Birchall Blackburn 54,67,96 Solicitor Direct 70 SRBC notices Leyland Festival 1 Taxi Services Leyland Taxis 4 Tree Surgery Duxburys 20 PJR Tree Service 46 Upholstery Leyland Upholstery 31 Web Design Sense Copy & Content 76 Stefanie Williams 30 Windows, Conservatories & Doors Cloudy 2 Clear 56 Dillon & Brooks 25 Lyndon Wilson Joinery 6 Select Windows 19 Taylor Joinery 12,77

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Leyland Leader June 2014  

Leyland Leader June 2014

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