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October 2013 Issue 102 October 2013 issue 102


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About Beauty ....is re-locating in October to within Ashleigh Accountants 107-109 Towngate, Leyland PR25 2LQ. Jane has over 18 years’ experience and, by working alone, she can ensure you will receive the very best customer service and treatments

For appointments and enquiries, please ring 01772

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Maison Cy Hair Studio

27 Chapel Brow, Leyland PR25 3NH

October Special Offer Every Wednesday with Hannah CUT & BLOW DRY Usually £28, for this month only. Quote Leader for offer *terms and conditions apply

Book now for Christmas Only a few appointments left!

Product of the Month Fantastic Offer Limited supply - while stocks last! KMS Tame Fizz Smoothing Lotion Special Price: £12.50 normally £15

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

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Leyland Hotel Wonderful wedding venue in the heart of Lancashire.

. New full day and evening wedding packages now available for 2014. Sunday’s from £2995 Friday’s from £3995 “Taste of Lancashire” EXCLUSIVE USE Saturday’s award winningfrom WEDDING VENUE food £4995

tailor made wedding receptions. Totally at “your service” offering feathers bespoke and unique touches to enhance your big day. Leyland Way, Leyland PR25 4JX Tel 01772 422 922

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Restaurant Review

The Garden Restaurant, Farington Lodge, Leyland THERE simply cannot be a more beautiful house, a more elegant setting or a more delightful place to dine in our region than Farington Lodge. Farington Lodge is a haven of peace, well-hidden from the bustle of Stanifield Lane. Settling into the sumptuous Garden Restaurant, you could be anywhere - associated with elegance and fine dining, that is!

you would expect, the Farington Lodge wine list is most impressive. Having opted for fish and lamb ‘mains,’ we compromised with a New World white, Vina Plata Chardonnay from Argentina. Described as a delicate wine with a fresh and fruity flavour, it proved an ideal accompaniment to dinner. For the main event, my wife chose the most delicate rump of lamb, with grilled Mediterranean vegetables, creamed potatoes, adorned with rocket There have been significant changes to this iconic and pesto. Leyland landmark but, more significant for our The generous and tender portions of pink meat purposes, head chef Michael Slater has introduced were perfectly complemented with the contrasting a brand new menu. flavours of the vegetables, pesto and additional There is an enticing three course Table d'hôte mint sauce. It was declared divine and delicious menu at £26, yet our first choice - to opt for the A and it soon disappeared. la Carte menu was easy. The rest, as ever, proved more difficult. Relaxed in the plush Balmoral Lounge, we enjoyed drinks and nibbles - Marinated Olives, Sunblush Tomatoes and Pickled Garlic. At the outset of a meal, they couldn’t have been any more ‘moreish’ though we passed on the garlic. With predictable difficulty we made choices. The staff were helpful and friendly, without being obtrusive, before guiding us to a prime window table in the restaurant. As lovers of the sea and its fruits, the seafood platter to share was a natural choice for. A visual I continued the fruits of the sea theme, opting for delight , it was even better to eat. A wooden block Grilled Hake Fillet with saffron tomatoes, potato dressed with Oak Smoked Salmon, Mini Cod with a shellfish broth. A fine piece of fish, Goujons, Whitebait, King Prawns in Garlic perfectly cooked and presented was succulent and Butter, with a Toasted Wholemeal Loaf and well supported by a ‘sea’ of prawns and mini Tartare Sauce. As a ‘starter for ten,’ we awarded vegetables. The whole was crowned with a sauce eleven, it was that good!” which absolutely ‘zinged’ with flavour and sang Already we knew , Farington Lodge’s first-rate of the ocean. dining reputation, thank you Michael Slater, To describe the whole creation as exquisite would would be upheld. be to do it a dis-service, I thoroughly enjoyed it What to drink is always another key choice. As considerably more than that!

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‘...Leyland’s hidden gem......’ After a well-earned break, with failed attempts to spot rabbits on the lawns outside, we enjoyed desserts. Once again, the chef served up a double treat. If I had to choose my last meal - ever - it would be sticky toffee pudding for dessert, no contest! Moist, gingery and with startling contrasts of vanilla ice cream and warm toffee sauce, there’s little else to ask for - apart from a strawberry for presentation and healthy purposes. Bliss! Equally well-received was the Iced Bailey Parfait with Summer Fruits. Filling yet flavoursome. It was a double dream dessert course as far as we were concerned.

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which includes a very impressive afternoon tea, is served from 11am to 9.30pm.

There is a traditional three-course Sunday lunch available at £18.95, with a children’s menu also on offer. Farington Lodge, of course, is rightly renowned for providing the perfect setting for weddings, and with their civil license can offer the complete package. Call Reception for details. Parties, for whatever occasion, special or otherwise, can be ideally catered for. The almoral and Jubilee Suites are perfect for larger parties, with private dining available in four intimate dining rooms with capacity for 4 to 24 guests - all recently refurbished reflecting the grandeur and opulence of this charming house, perfect for anniversary dinners and special occasions. The management and staff are happy to discuss ideas, options and menus. The hotel also boasts 27 superbly-appointed bedrooms and, of course, is ideally situated for anyone planning meetings, conferences or a peaceful break. It’s over a year since we last visited Farington Lodge. We are delighted to report that, since we have been away, Farington Lodge - a Grade Two A cafetiere of fresh coffee was enjoyed back in the lounge, rounding off a wonderful evening. Listed Georgian House offering 21st Century We cannot recommend the Farington Lodge luxury and service - has got even better, if that dining experience enough, it really is Leyland’s were possible. ‘hidden gem.’ Well done chef and team! The new menu serves only to further enhance the The Garden Restaurant, overlooking extensive finest and most well-deserved of reputations. But gardens, is open for lunch and dinner. In addition, don’t take our word for it, for a most memorable the Balmoral Lounge offers a Lounge Menu, dining occasion, give them a call - and enjoy!

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Under New Ownership MECHANICAL REPAIRS, SERVICING, MOT, TYRES & PUNCTURE REPAIRS TO ALL TYPES OF VEHICLES, RE-GAS AIR CONDITIONING Chris Jedliczka - Motor Technician 25 years’ Experience Southport Road, Eccleston, Chorley PR7 6ES

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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

sarahsark@btconnect.com

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Care in the comfort of your OWN home - with Right at Home

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How can Right at Home help us?

Who provides the care?

We support many people in Leyland. This includes taking a lady suffering from dementia to the hairdressers and helping a gentleman shower after an operation. Often we make a daily visit to ensure a person has company, they have eaten, taken medication and to give their family Re-assurance.

We select carers suitable for our own families. Our carers are punctual , stay the full hour, are pleasant and do a range of tasks. Staff are trained in: food hygiene, first aid, moving and handling and emergencies.

What are the benefits of having care at home?

How will Right at Home deal with my enquiry?

If you are considering care, please call Lyndsey or Helen on 01257 367 404 who will listen, Home care often improves a customer’s health provide advice and send you information. If you because they are encouraged to eat, take their would like to talk to us, Lyndsey or Helen can medication at the correct time and health concerns visit you. Considering home care can be difficult emerge quickly. This reduces hospital admissions and you may want to “think about it”, some and the need to go in a residential home. Our people arrange care months later. customers enjoy chatting to the carers. Is there a minimum amount of care? Several Leyland customers are helped for just one How can I be sure Right at Home will hour a week. People take a little care and increase provide good care? it later. However, we can help people for several We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). A CQC visit concluded that hours a day, or overnight if needed. we met all the necessary standards. Our Leyland customers will provide testimonials about our Please call Helen or Lyndsey service. We speak to customers and their families on 01257 367 404. regularly and we do ‘spot checks.’

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Growing Places with Growing Solutions Ltd of Leyland

IF YOU want a great lawn this year - and plant nutrition products, manufactured, tried and tested in-house. beyond, then talk to Peter Benson, Moss Magic is a premium product, on offer Director of Growing 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 the DW Stadium—home of Wigan Athletic and Wigan Warriors, Leigh Sports Village, Waterloo Bowling Green and other prestigious stadia, including several other Premier League football grounds.

MOSS MAGIC normal price £7 call in at factory £4 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

Trading under the name Garden Wizard and 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 2012, 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

products in Leyland and all are equally applicable to professional playing surfaces and residential gardens. Peter and his team have the knowledge, expertise and skills to help you get that dream lawn - despite the weather! They are waiting to help and work with you. Visitors are always welcome - just grow for it!

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Manufactured here in Leyland .If you want the best from your plants, fruit, vegetables, tubs and baskets in 2013 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. Thinking about presents? Growing Solutions can solve your presents dilemma as far as gardening friends or family are concerned. Why not give them a gift of Lawn or Plant feed, ready for next spring? And better still ,customise it with a personalised, bespoke label - we can print labels with any birthday or similar message (with photograph supplied by you if appropriate). Just ask. Plus, we deliver free to anywhere in Leyland. Open 8am-3pm Monday to Friday. Sometimes open Saturday mornings, ring 01772 454724 to check.

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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 t 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.

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

sales@growingsolutionsltd.co.uk www.growingsolutionsltd.co.uk

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

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07850 327101

SANDRA ROBERTS HAIR SALON 10 Chapel Brow, Leyland

01772 456679

Why not think about yourself FIRST this Christmas party season by getting your hair looking and feeling fabulous with a new colour and restyle? 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.

State Registered Hairdresser

Bring in this voucher to receive ÂŁ10 off your treatment

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TREE WORK

PRUNING

HEDGEWORK

TURFING

PATIOS

LANDSCAPING

FENCES ERECTED & PAINTED

Grass Cutting domestic & commercial

Call Malc

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All your garden requirements taken care of All year maintenance plans FREE estimates

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Jewel in the Town Celebrating 36 years in Leyland with Atkinson Ltd Craftsman Jewellers

IT’S a story of Joinery’s loss and Jewellery’s gain as far as the people of Leyland – and beyond - are concerned. For if Barry Atkinson, Leyland’s premier jeweller, had realised his original dream, things could have worked out differently, but he’s extremely glad they didn’t! Atkinson Ltd Craftsman Jewellers is very much a family business which has traded from premises on Hough Lane, Leyland since 1977. Barry (left) explained: “At school in Carlisle, my favourite subjects were practical and creative, like metalwork, woodwork, technical drawing and art. I wanted to be a joiner, but there simply weren’t any opportunities. “In 1959, aged 15, I took up a six year apprenticeship with a jeweller and I have been ‘learning’ the trade ever since. More than 50 years later, I don’t regret any of it.”

working well!” In 1989, the Atkinsons opened a second jewellery shop, at Formby. As with Leyland, in 24 years on Merseyside they have established a polished reputation for craftsmanship and service. Like father, like son – the Atkinson’s eldest boy Craig joined the business straight from school in Leyland and served an eight-year apprenticeship under Barry’s watchful eye. Craig now has 30 plus years’ experience in the jewellery trade. Keeping it all ‘in-house,’ second son Paul, who served several years in the motor trade, joined the family business and for some years now has ‘fronted’ operations in Leyland.

Paul, (left) and Craig Atkinson

And to all intents and purposes, Pam Melling, who has officially ‘retired’ is still helping out in the Leyland shops and is very much part of the ‘family business’ - after 30 years! Atkinsons are specialist stockists of Bulova watches, Purro Italian jewellery, Chamilia charms, Sekonda Seksy watches—and much more! Whether it’s creating, repairing, altering or valuing jewellery, Atkinson Ltd are at the cutting edge of the business. Barry resources materials Barry and his wife Miriam, who also works in the worldwide, offering the full range of ladies and business, moved to Leyland in 1974, setting up a gents’ jewellery, along with clocks and watches. first floor jewellery workshop above an estate For timepieces, cases, straps and batteries are agency in the town centre. replaced, the ‘insides’ are sent away for repair – “I had built up a whole network of contacts and all part of the service. from Hough Lane we serviced the jewellery trade. “I will make up as much as I can in terms of I worked for some 15 trade shops, not only jewellery. I recently acquired a set of stones from around Preston, but throughout the North of Israel and I’ll make up single stone rings, England. It was by chance the current premises ear-rings and pendants – ideal gifts in time for became available, but we took the opportunity to Christmas. try the shop side and, thirty six years later, it’s

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“...providing pleasure and service for people…” “There’s a lot of satisfaction in creating and providing pleasure and service for people. I particularly like to re-model rings – just creating a new design two-stone crossover ring with two diamonds taken from separate rings is really rewarding.

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go through their boxes, using all my acquired knowledge to value it. It’s a big service, it is time consuming but it’s very interesting and a constant source of fascination.”

“We also offer a complete jewellery valuation, cleaning and plating service on-site. It’s a fascinating business, constantly changing as fashions come and go. “You have to acquire a host of knowledge about different materials, with extreme care over what you deal with. After all this time, I’m probably confident with 99.5% but there’s still that half per cent you’re not so sure about. Handling stones Master craftsman Barry Atkinson you have to be so careful, there are so many imitations and synthetic and treated stones these Anniversaries are always special occasions, often days.” involving jewellery. The Atkinson family team Along with his beloved Carlisle United, valuation passed their silver anniversary in Leyland in 2002 takes up much of Barry’s time but, again, that’s Next it’s the rubies, as 2017 will see them how he likes it! notching up 40 years at the heart of Leyland. Surely, gold and diamonds are beckoning! “People bring in jewellery from probate etc and I

Stockists of Bulova Watches

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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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Domestic and Commercial Fault Finding and Repairs Inspection and Tests P.A.T Testing Free Estimates Fully Insured All work fully guaranteed

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G. G. Plumbing No Job Too Small! FULL CENTRAL HEATING & BOILER CHANGES COMPLETE BATHROOMS & TILING COOKERS & GAS HOBS LANDLORDS GAS CERTIFICATES CORGI REGISTERED

Call George

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Based in Leyland 15 Years’ Experience

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A FAMILY

Supplying Floorcoverings of the

Towngate store, and Andy Gibson, who formerly ran their Longton store. WHEN it comes to carpets, Michael Harwood laminates, hardwood, any kind of flooring, The Flooring has worked with carpets all life, Firm, right at the heart of learning the requisite Leyland has it covered! It’s a true family business, built skills from his dad. on traditional values of quality, He said: “It’s all I service and professionalism. have ever known, all Michael and Angela my life I’ve worked Harwood, partners in every with carpets, selling Michael and Angela Harwo sense, have been running the and fitting them for over The responsibili Flooring Firm for almost 11 35 years.” Indeed, Michael years. Customer satisfaction is ‘hands-on’ direc They have been joined by paramount at The Flooring personally fits ca nephew Alan Aitken, who now Firm. manages the busy two-storey days every week Advice, help, choice, installation, after-sales, He added: “Ever everything is geared to carefully vetted meet our exactin please. Along with offer Angela explained: range of carpet c “We have an all inclusive package including a besp which includes The Flooring Fir materials and fitting. Leyland’s larges

01772 424400 enquiries@theflooringfirm.co.uk www.theflooringfirm.co.uk

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Y AFFAIR

e future with service of the past

design flooring specialists. The whole team have been trained up to meet the exceptional Karndean standards of quality service and fitting. Their dedicated upper floor provides the widest choice of Karndean samples supported by Quickstep laminates, cushion vinyl and solid wood flooring. ood with Alan Aitken Michael said: “We can source ity is all ours.” any type of flooring from l is very much a ‘budget’ for a simple makeover to the highest quality - that ctor and arpets for two make a real difference designer statement - and our professional k. ry fitter is advice is totally free!” to ensure they The Flooring Firm has a new website, with a 360°virtual tour ng standards.” ring the widest www.theflooringfirm.co.uk, choices, check them out for yourselves, poke service, and remember - ‘one price covers all.’ The Flooring Firm, rm is also open 7 days a week. st Karndean

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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 Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary Recipe of the Month sponsored by Whittakers Butchers

Ingredients Serves 4 with leftovers; Preparation 5-10 mins; Cooking 1hr 50m—2hrs 15m plus marinating and resting 2kg/4lb 8oz leg of lamb 50g can of anchovy fillets in oil, drained, halved, oil reserved Small bunch of rosemary, leaves only Zest of two oranges 2 tbsp olive oil Method 1) Make 12 slits over the meat in a criss- cross pattern. Fill slits with anchovies and rosemary. Mix together zest and oil, then rub over the meat. Season, cover, then refrigerate for one hour. 2) Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/ gas 4. Place the lamb in a roasting tin; roast for 25 mins per 450g for One hour FREE parking behind Market

medium/ 30 mins for well done. 3) Remove from the oven, cover with foil and leave to rest for 15-20 minutes before carving.

Leyland Market, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday

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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 www.nandkharveyfunerals.co.uk

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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Through a child’s eyes with

WRIGHTS OPTICIANS of LEYLAND “SEEMS to me that even very conscientious parents, who would look to all their children’s needs as a matter of course, sometimes forget about eye tests!” Leading Leyland optician Sarah Wright, owner of Wrights Opticians on Chapel Brow, is increasingly concerned about the numbers of children who never have their eyes tested. Sarah explained: “It is frustrating, children have regular dental checks, inoculations when appropriate and other health checks but routine eye tests on a national scale - just don’t happen! “Children themselves have no criteria to determine if their eyes need treatment unless they bump into things or miss out at school. Parents, particularly if they don’t wear glasses themselves, naturally assume all is well” Eye tests for children up to the age of 16 are totally free on the NHS. “All our opticians are very experienced in testing children - our optometrist Derek Pellowe has six children of his own! We have games, toys and activities - including Ipads and stickers - to engage them, whatever age, during the testing process. “We make it fun, painless and nine times out of ten, no further treatment will be required. However, if we can detect eye problems early in life it’s better for the individual if we can correct it - with glasses, patches or in some cases, exercises.” If not detected early, children can occasionally develop a ‘lazy’ eye, which might never form properly, resulting in a squint or a lack of binocular vision. This could even affect career choices and driving

in later life. “I’d like to see a public awareness campaign highlighting the need for children’s eye Testing. Mostly, our eye test will be a formality, but there are rare optical conditions which, if not detected early enough could lead to a lack of vision in adulthood. “There is no cost involved for children and, if appropriate, we will take a retinal photograph which can tell us so much more about your eye for free. This normally costs £10. ” Wrights Opticians offer a wide range of glasses and contact lenses suitable for children of all ages. Sarah commented: “We have lots of frames, different styles, colours, funky, cool designs to choose from. Plus, we fit them accurately so they are really comfortable to wear. “We also offer a full after-care service for children, totally free. This covers frames, re-fitting, new screws, most breakages, it’s all part of the service. “Children can wear contact lenses from quite young providing they are mature and have parental back-up.

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‘...the glare facts...’ IT’S summer holiday time.. Hopefully, the weather is great allowing for outdoor play, possibly long hours at the beach. The downside is increased outdoor activity and extra exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays also means an increased risk of damage to children’s eyes. The answer is simple, says Sarah Wright of Wrights Opticians. “In addition to putting the Factor 25 sun cream on, ensure your children wear sunglasses outdoors. “Because children’s eyes are not fully formed, 70% more harmful UV reaches the delicate retina than in an adult eye. Even if a child has perfect eyes, they still need the extra protection provided by sunglasses when exposed to sunlight. Sarah advises: “Most children like to wear sunglasses, they look cool, grown-up and can be very fashionable. The key is to make sure they are properly made with distortion-free lenses.

“Cheap, badly made sunglasses offer little protection and can even do more long-term damage than going without sunglasses at all. If in any doubt, call in and see us for advice. Wrights Opticians have an impressive range of sunglasses suitable for children and adults. Whatever age you might be, adult or child, we are all susceptible to damage from everpresent UV light and glare. It’s always better to be ‘safer than sorry.’

Follow Wrights Opticians on Facebook. ‘Like’ our page, help us to reach 200 ‘Likes’ and win tea and cakes for two at Coppers Tea Rooms “Helping Patients See Clearly for Over 40 Years”

● Frames From Budget to Designer ● Prescription Sunglasses ● Complete Range of Contact Lenses ● After Hours Appointments and Home Visits ● NHS and Children Welcome ● All Glasses Fully Fitted

5 Chapel Brow, Leyland PR25 3NH

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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

www.ncstonewalling.co.uk 28 Stanley Road ● Farington ● Leyland PR25 4RH Efficient and Reliable Service - No Gimmicks To advertise call 01772 432963 or email keith@leylandleader.com


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We are a Leyland based family run company with a good reputation in the area. We pride ourselves on reliability and quality workmanship. We offer a wide variety of services, detailed below. We also offer a specialist kitchen service working alongside the finest of tradesmen to provide a bespoke, handmade quality kitchen. Our customers are more than happy to provide testimonials on request to reflect our services. ● New Builds / Extensions ● Conservatories ● Driveways and patios, specialising in Indian stone ● Maintenance ● Renovations / Structural alterations ● Pointing ● Roofing / repairs ● Kitchens ● Tiling / Plastering

Call Lloyd on

t:01772 422748 m: 07809 772040

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COLIN RAWLINSON TILING & INTERIOR DECORATING

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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 and leek parcels serves 2 Fish Recipe of the Month sponsored by The Fish Plaice

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4 leeks, trimmed and finely chopped 25g/1oz butter, melted plus a little extra 100g/4oz full-fat crème fraiche or cream cheese 6 sheets filo pastry 2 skinless salmon fillets

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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 info@derbyshirebooth.com or telephone 01772 422 004. Greg Heath is Managing Director of Derbyshire Booth Financial Management Ltd

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● INTERNAL/EXTERNAL JOINERY ● FITTED BEDROOMS

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OCTOBER ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY NIGHTS ARE DISCO Fri 4th - DISCO - 8pm-1am Sat 5th - HIGH VIBES - New band to the seven stars / DJ til 1am Fri 11th - FREE JUKE BOX - 9-11pm Sat 12th - BREATH EASY - Duo new to the seven stars / DJ til 1am Fri 18th - FREE JUKE BOX - 9-11pm Sat 19th - THE FIRM - Great Rock Band / DJ til 1am Fri 25th - DISCO - 8pm-1am Sat 26th - RATTLERS - Fantastic band from Blackpool (new) / DJ til 1am SEE A FRAMES FOR SUNDAY ENTERTAINMENT IF NOT LISTED

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Ashleigh Accountancy of Leyland, celebrating 10 years in business ‘In 2013 we CONGRATULATIONS celebrate our 10th year of providing The Ashleigh local businesses Accountancy with an exceptional team celebrating accountancy 10 years in service. Our clients business. vary from small sole traders and SME’s to larger Limited Companies. OFFICES TO RENT: We also have offices However, regardless of size, every client to rent on the First Floor of 107 – 109 does and will continue to receive the same Towngate, offering a low cost, all inclusive high level of service and support. We pride ourselves in really getting to know solution with flexible lease terms to local businesses. our clients as it is so important that businesses have a financial partner to support them – today and in the future. We are very proud and honoured to still work with the clients that joined us when the practice first started. We have worked with them through all stages from set up and 106 sq ft approx: 173 sq ft approx: £50/wk inc £80/wk inc growth to exit planning.’ For information and viewing, contact Paul Maddock on (Lisa Whalley, Director) 07837 523604

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Strictly legal – A monthly legal advice column with Birchall Blackburn

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A Family Affair

When a relationship breaks down you need a family lawyer you can trust to help you achieve the best outcome for you and your family. Family law matters are extremely sensitive and often involve many distressing and emotional issues. Our specialist team of family lawyers will help and guide you through the complex legal procedures that are all too often necessary. We understand that family law issues are deeply upsetting and that you need a family lawyer that you can completely trust and who will be there for you every step of the way. Our specialist family law team will do just that and will use their expertise, combined with a compassionate approach to help you to achieve the best outcome for you and your family. Our hands-on team provide sensitive and effective advice on all areas of family law. Our strength lies in the formidable body of legal knowledge and expertise in our team of lawyers who only deal in this area of law. They also know that the effects of an acrimonious divorce can have a long-lasting effect, so wherever possible they will assist you in achieving a negotiated settlement to save costs and minimise future difficulties between you and your former partner. However, our expert team recognise that court proceedings are sometimes the

Claire Hamilton, Solicitor Family Birchall Blackburn Law

only way forward and will fight your corner robustly. Our team includes lawyers who are also members of the Law Society’s Children and Family Law Panels and Resolution. We know that you do not want any nasty surprises when it comes to your legal costs so we provide detailed breakdowns and estimates of all costs involved. We also provide payment arrangements that can be tailored to your circumstances. We would be delighted to discuss any queries that you may have, on a no obligation basis, in relation to family law issues. Please feel free to telephone 01772 427611 if you would like further information, or to arrange a free, no obligation appointment to come into the office for a chat with a member of our specialised team.

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Love Milk, Love Local, with Deacon’s Dairy of Leyland LOOKING for a local business with a lot of bottle? Look no further than Deacon’s Dairy, situated on Bow Lane, Leyland. For when it comes to talking local family businesses, fewer people tick more boxes than Martin Deacon. Martin, who has been at the helm since 1983, is the ‘latest’ of several Deacon generations who have been supplying our town with milk - and more for over 100 years. Martin explains: “My great-grandmother and her sister were tenants at Holt Farm on Runshaw Lane for many years. “Leyland was just a small village and they would wheel a hand cart around the cottages. It had two churns on board, one with full milk, the other with ‘blue milk’ - that’s with the top skimmed off to make cream. “Residents would turn out and collect the milk direct from the churns. In the absence of fridges ,they toured twice daily, every day of the year. It was hard work, but very necessary and much appreciated.”

A 21st century electric milk float

Years later, as Leyland’s manufacturing industries took off, Martin’s grandmother Maud took up the reins, literally, delivering

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by horse and cart. “By 1961 my Dad, Henry Deacon, was in charge and the family business moved to Bow Lane—and we’re still operating from here today.”

Martin Deacon at work

Over the years, Deacon’s Dairy has employed many local people, but family members have always rallied to help when and wherever. “In 1983, I finished university and was about to take a job away from home when my Dad fell ill for a while. I came home to run the business for him and, 30 years later, I am still here!” Deacon’s Dairy is the ultimate local business, operating from their current base for over 50 years. “We have five rounds, all within Leyland and Farington, with around 1600 customers. Our milk doesn't travel far, coming from Holme Farm Dairies in Penwortham. For over 30 years we have sourced our eggs from Henry Banks at Longton. “Everything is local, our products, our workforce - everything we do and spend is ploughed back into the local economy. “Our floats are electrically powered ’green’ machines, so they are pollution-free, a plus in these days of ‘green’ climate awareness.” Deacon’s Dairy delivers about 12,500 pints of fresh milk every week, around 650,000 pints annually. Current deliveries also offer cream, eggs, fruit juices and yogurts.

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‘.....a very modern milkman with traditional values...’ Martin says: “We don’t have a massive product range. It’s best to keep to what we’re good at and what we know people want.” It goes without saying that Martin has seen many changes and had to face some desperate challenges to maintain his business in recent times. “When I started full-time in 1983, Britain’s milkmen delivered around 87% of the nation’s milk in the traditional manner. These days, nationally only around 4% of the UK’s milk is ‘doorstep delivered.’ We have had to work very hard to keep our five rounds going “The impact of supermarkets, garages, shops etc is well documented. Many dairy farmers have gone out of business and much of Britain’s milk is imported from Ireland, Belgium, even Poland and beyond.” Martin is very proud of the fact that Deacon’s Dairy is ‘keeping it local.’ “Buy from us and you know unreservedly that you are buying fresh, local produce that’s travelled less than 15 miles. “In terms of health, nutrition, green transport, supporting local farmers, providing local employment, boosting the local economy, it’s common sense, surely?” Martin is a very modern milkman with traditional values. Inevitably, Deacon’s Dairy had had to adapt to meet the demands and challenges of the 21st Century. “The delivery system stays the same, and the personal touch is very much a key factor in our relationships with our customers. “Behind the scenes, though, all our administration systems are computerised.

Four tops! Fistfuls of Freshness!

We still collect payment in person, knocking on doors, but many now pay online or by direct debit. “Contact with customers is vital, though, you have to give people a reason to buy from you. I have many longstanding customers, the older ones can remember me as a boy helping my Dad on his rounds. “My eldest customer, now in her late eighties has lived in the same Leyland home since she was born and has been receiving Deacon’s milk virtually every day of her life.” Martin has two daughters who work abroad. Could he be the last in the direct Deacon Dairy line to deliver milk this way? He commented: “Who knows what will happen. Milk has always been my life. I’m forever grateful and always happy to welcome new enquiries.” Check out Martin’s new website, complete with special offers at ..... www.deaconsdairy.co.uk. ‘Love Milk, Love Local’ - that says it all, really.”

Deacon’s Dairy Bow Lane, Leyland

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

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LEYLAND & FARINGTON CLUB since 1933

OCTOBER LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Friday October 4 Legacy Rainbow House presents Preston’s Performing Artist of the Year ERIC ‘Mr Entertainer’ JONES Top artist JEFF McKenzie - Country & Pop Tickets from Club: £3 or two for £5 Saturday October 5 SISTER RENDITION - brilliant female duo Saturday October 12 ALLAN HEYES - fantastic guitar vocals Saturday October 19 GUY MANRIN - complete entertainer Saturday October 26

ROY JOLLY - superb comedian/vocalist NEW: every Wednesday OVER 50s BINGO starting at 1.30pm Every Thursday evening starting 8pm LINE DANCING Everyone welcome, come and 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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Driveways, Patios, Block Paving, Fencing, Flagging, Tree Felling, Timber Decking

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BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson in 1987 and aims to maintain and raise hosted his own Golf Day at Leyland Golf standards in preventative care for the Club, raising thousands for local charity unborn baby and mother. It works to Baby Beat. fund new and innovative equipment Ex-Liverpool and Preston North End star designed to monitor the unborn ‘Lawro’ is Vice-Patron of Baby Beat, baby from conception to birth ensuring based at the Sharoe Green Maternity safe delivery. Chief Patron of the charity Unit, Royal Preston Hospital. The Mark is Sir Tom Finney. Lawrenson Charity Golf Day was Karen Entwistle, Baby Beat Manager, organised by Leyland chef Vince Slater, said: “It was a fantastic day and well who also prepared the Presentation Din- supported by local teams. We would like ner in the to thank evening. Vincent Slater Popular for his Preston continued singer support of Stephen Baby Beat and Bayliss, hard work. another Baby Beat are Baby Beat instrumental in Vice-Patron, ensuring the also took Sharoe Green part in the Maternity Unit competition. stays at the Eighteen forefront of new teams Stephen Bayliss, Karen Entwistle, Vince Slater and Mark Lawrenson and innovative participated, technology before attending the evening designed to monitor the unborn baby celebrations, which included a charity from conception to birth. With over 4600 auction, fun bingo and a raffle organised births annually, each and every one precious, we strive for the very best by popular presenter Norman Prince. ante-natal Stand-up comedy was provided by care and safe Blackpool comedian Nicky Newsome. delivery. Vince, a long-time supporter of Baby Beat for personal reasons, was delighted For his part, host Mark with the event. Lawrenson He said: “Everything went well. It’s amazing how generous people were on added: “I’m absolutely the night. Special mention goes to Richard Fraser, our main sponsor again, thrilled to be part of the for his generous backing. We raised Baby Beat Appeal Charity. Their funding thousands of pounds for Baby Beat which is fantastic. It was hard work, but ensures that more babies are born safely. It’s a pleasure to help Vince in thoroughly enjoyable, we’re already working on dates for a repeat next year.” this way, we have had a brilliant day The Baby Beat Appeal was established capped by a really successful evening.” To advertise call 01772 432963 or email keith@leylandleader.com


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LEYLAND ‘went Lanky’ and a cancer and they need our help and vice versa – charity is better off thanks to the unfortunately.” collective efforts of two of Lancashire’s Along with the folk-comedy, music and best-loved ‘folk-comedians and local hilarious reflections on Lancashire life, businesses. there was a traditional hot-pot supper to Norman Prince, BBC personality and complete the Lancashire cultural well-known ex-frontman of the Houghton experience. Weavers, and Paul Johnston, former Paula Richardson, Area Community member of leading folk group The Fundraiser for Rosemere Cancer FounFivepenny Piece presented a dation, commented: “We were delighted ‘Lancashire Evening of Music and with the event which was a Comedy’ at sell-out. The a packed team at Fox Lanes Rosemere are Sports and extremely Social Club grateful to in Leyland. everyone who The contributed in ‘cultural’ any way.” event was Norman Prince promoted added: “We do by Knickerlots of work for brook Cars charities, it’s (Chorley), great to be able Audi to help in this specialists way. Hopefully and Leyland L to R: Paul Johnston, Keith and Ruth Bradshaw (Leyland Leader, we all have a Phil Weaver, Ben Collier (Knickerbrook Cars) Leader, to good time but we raise much never lose sight of needed funds for the Rosemere Cancer the serious cause we are supporting.” Foundation, based in Preston. Local businesses rallied to offer prizes for a charity raffle, hosted by the inimitable Norman Prince and overall, the evening raised an impressive four-figure sum to assist the charity’s cause. Phil Weaver, a partner with Knickerbrook Cars and joint organiser of the Lancashire Evening, said: “We have had a great evening, the entertainment was brilliant and we have raised a fantastic sum of money for such an important cause. Rosemere makes such a difference to patients’ experience of cancer treatment. They do a great job Please mention Leyland Leader when responding to advertisements


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August 2013 - 100 Issues, thanks to everyone who has supported Leyland Leader since May 2005 Mayor of South Ribble, Councillor Dorothy Gardner: Congratulations to Leyland Leader for reaching its 100th issue, which is no mean feat! “The Leader is highly regarded in the town, by both residents and businesses alike and I know many people look forward to it dropping on their doormats each month. It’s a good read and lots of businesses find it helps them to reach new customers. “Well done to all at the Leader and keep up the good work!” Greg Heath, MD Derbyshire Booth Financial Management: Derbyshire Booth would like to congratulate Leyland Leader on its 100th issue. It has proved a valuable part of our business marketing strategy to help reach out to local people across Leyland, to explain our services and become the IFA of choice in this area. Congratulations Keith and we are looking forward to supporting you for the next 100 issues. Shaun Bradbury, MD Wrennalls Group Ltd: Congratulations Keith and Ruth on the production of your 100th issue. Since its outset, Wrennalls have maintained a presence and seen it develop into a first class publication. The combination of high quality editorial, advertorials, community articles and advertisements provides something of interest for all it’s readers. As a commercial advertiser, I‘ve no doubt it is this combination that maintains the readers interest from one month to the next and ensuring that we receive a constant stream of enquiries. Well done Keith and Ruth, I look forward to reading the 200th edition ! Jennifer Clough, Principal Economic Development Officer, SRBC: “Congratulations from visitleyland.co.uk on reaching your century! Thanks very much to the Leader for helping us to let everyone know what there is to see and do in Leyland and for supporting our local businesses and events.” Anna Marie Knipe, Associate Solicitor, Birchall Blackburn: ‘Congratulations to all at Leyland Leader on your 100th issue! The Leader has a proven track record as an invaluable source of information local people and businesses. The feedback we receive from our legal columns has been very positive and many readers have now become our clients as a result. We hope the Leyland Leader readers have found them

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informative. Keith has been very supportive of Birchall Blackburn and is dedicated to promoting Leyland and the local community. Well done Keith and Ruth here’s to the next 100 issues!’ Peter Benson, Director, Growing Solutions Ltd: Congratulations on the 100th edition of the quality Leyland Leader, we don't normally advertise but since using an advert in the Leader for the past two years it has certainly worked for us. Helen Pilkington, Brian Pilkington Estate Agents: Leyland Leader works for us, it’s an ideal coffee table book or to have handy by the phone. WE get a lot of business through Leyland Leader. Congratulations on the 100th issue. Sarah Dunn PR Officer, St Catherine’s Hospice: Congratulations to the Leyland Leader on its centenary edition! “The magazine is a brilliant community resource and has been a great support to St Catherine’s Hospice over the years. As a local charity which has to raise more than 70 per cent of the £5m it costs to run the hospice each year through charitable support, we rely on local people being informed and involved in our events and fundraisers. Leyland Leader has been a huge help with this by regularly offering the hospice complimentary advertising space – allowing us to spread our messages and news of our events in the Leyland community. Steve Wheatland, Owner Sovereign Blinds: Ever since Leyland Leader first began we have never missed an opportunity to advertise in it. We have found it to be very successful for us and Keith has been a fountain of useful information and encouragement for marketing ideas. Well done Keith here's to the next 100 issues. Lorraine Fullbrook, MP South Ribble: ‘Congratulations on your 100th issue! Leyland Leader is a great local resource for local businesses and residents alike who I know will join me in congratulating you on this fantastic achievement. Keep up the excellent work and I am sure that the Leyland Leader will continue to produce this good value and great local resource for many years to come.’

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LEYLAND LEADER COMMUNITY NOTICES 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 www.holy-apostles.org.uk info@holy-apostles.org.uk

St. Mary's R.C. Church Broadfield Drive, Leyland. Masses 6.00pm Saturday, 9.30 and 11am Sunday. For more information go to: www.leylandstmarys.org.uk

St Ambrose Church October Specials Wine Tasting Evening - Friday Oct 4 7.30pm Tickets £15 Tel: 422878 Beetle Drive – Sat Oct 12 6:30pm St Ambrose Church Hall - £5 inc hotpot Tickets Tel: 495684 Harvest Festival – Sun Oct 13 10:30 am Traditional service with tinned food donation for Leyland CTL Food Bank. Regular Sunday services 08:30 Holy Communion; 10:30 Holy Communion; 16:00 Evensong www.stambrose.info

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Index of advertisers - a quick guide to all that’s in your Leader Accountants Ashleigh Accountancy Alarms ADT Alarms SBC Alarms Beauty About Beauty Perfectly Pampered Blinds Sovereign Blinds Builder M K & A M Bradshaw Bricks ‘N’ Mortar James & Son Lloyd Iles Telford Building Builders’ Merchants C&W Berry Ltd Butchers Whittakers, Leyland Market Car/ Motor Repairs Car Fix RCJ Motors Carpets, Cleaning and Care Bill Whyte Floorcoverings The Flooring Firm Wrennalls Catering/Cafe Lakeside Coffee House Wyndhams Childcare Sarah’s Ark Stanley House Chiropractor/Massage Back in Motion Cleaning Services Wrennalls Copywriting Sense Copy & Content Counselling Marguerite Ralphs Curtains Leyland Upholstery Dairy Deacon’s Dairy Decorating Services Mark Arthington Karen Lang Colin Rawlinson Domestic Appliance Repairs HS Domestics North West Appliance Repairs Driving School Drive-Rite Electrician Cowley Electricals I S Ellison Electrical Services Telford Electrical Engineers’ Merchants Frank Blakeley & Son Estate Agents Brian Pilkington Financial Services Derbyshire Booth Fireplaces Leyland Fireplace Centre

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Fish Merchants The Fish Plaice 60 Fitness/Dance classes Diane Oakden 33 Kay McAteer 51 Truth Dance 67 Funeral Services N & K Harvey Funerals 51 Furniture Crown Furniture 22,23 Peppermint Cottage 18 Gardening Services MW Garden Maintenance 31 Gates and Railings Leyland Lane Wrought Iron 38 Hairdresser A Top Haircut 42 Maison Cy 6 Sandra Roberts 29 Handymen SBC Handyman 19 Home Care Community Care Team 14 Right at Home 25 Houses Rowland Homes 39 Insurance Chestnut Insurance 11 Jewellery Atkinson’s Jewellers 36,37 Joinery Richard Hallam 24 J D Hull 81 Steve Taylor 21,74 Kitchens, Bedrooms, Bathrooms Gordon Maclellan 41 Kirk & Ward 71 Kitchen Wizard 90 Landscaping, driveways, patios, fencing David Chany Landscaping 87 Dave Delbridge 76 Drive Revive 47 Duxburys 54 Neil Carson 56 Ultimate Driveways 84 Lawn Care/plant food Growing Solutions 26,27 Loft Conversion New Heights 29 Music/ Music Tuition Red 57 28 Opticians Eyesentials 44,45 Marian Gray 80 Wright’s Opticians 52,53 Oven Cleaning Ovenclean Lancashire 10 Photography Mattefinish Photography 57 Physiotherapy Leyland Physio Centre 55 Sun Physio & Fitness 43 Plastering/Tiling Accurate Tiling 51 C & S Plastering 46 Colin Rawlinson 58

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Plumbing & Heating Services Ian Brotherton 86 GG Plumbing 43 JCM Plumbing 46 M S Clayton 84 SJL Heating 4 Property Maintenance Dave Delbridge 76 FM Property Maintenance 64 SJF Property Maintenance 38 Public Houses Black Bull 83 Railway at Leyland 41 Seven Stars 65 Restaurants Charnock Farm 3 Da Vinci 96 Farington Lodge 12,13 Leyland Hotel 8 Roofing Services Paramount Roofing 7 Shoe Repairs 59 Towngate Shoe Repairs Social Club Fox Lane Club 68 Leyland & Farington Club 85 Solicitors Birchall Blackburn 1,32,77 Taxi Services Leyland Taxis 9 Theatre Thwaites Empire, Blackburn 10,66 Training Services Centaur Training 61 Tree Surgery Duxburys 54 PJR Tree Service 81 Tyres Tomlinson Road Tyres 64 Upholstery Leyland Upholstery 86 Web Design Sense Copy & Content Stefanie Williams 19 Windows, Conservatories & Doors Cloudy 2 Clear 35 Dillon & Brooks 20 Select Windows 17 Steve Taylor 21,74 Windowgeeks 19

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Leyland Leader Oct 2013  

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