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THE

ISSUE 47 DEC 2012 - FEB 2013

BREDON DIRECTORY

Your Free Magazine

INSIDE Great Ideas For Your Home This Season

4 Pages Of MONEY OFF VOUCHERS

The

WINTER EDITION

Helping you to

Get set for

MAKE SAVINGS THIS WINTER

CHRISTMAS HO MES

G ARDENS

F OO D

DRINK

T RAVEL

L EISURE


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NEED A SKIP? Get it Sorted!

FROM RESIDENTIAL TO BUILDERS We Sort Your Waste and Recycle It! 2, 3, 4 YARD MINI & MIDI SKIPS

6 & 8 YARD BUILDERS SKIPS

LARGER SKIPS Available on Request

From 2-40 cubic yards, Long or short term hire

BUDGET SKIP HIRE “The Green” Skip Company

Call 01386 841181 www.budgetskips.com Also RECYCLED SCREENED TOP SOIL & HARD CORE

LICENSED WASTE TRANSFER STATION To advertise please call Lisa on 01684 773135 or visit www.lifeinthevillage.co.uk


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Chris Radbourne Professional Tree & Garden Services ♦ All Aspects of Tree Work ♦ Garden Clearance ♦ Stump Removal

♦ Hedge Trimming ♦ Fencing and Turfing ♦ Seasoned Hardwood Logs

Domestic & Commercial Work Undertaken Free Advice & Quotations Fully Qualified & Insured

Tel: 01684 299378 Mob: 07962 436211

GMHS FREE END OF SEASON Check Have You Had Yours? We will list any faults & estimate repairs. All our work is high quality & guaranteed. We also repair, service & sharpen all types of machinery including chainsaws. Bark, Compost & Snow Shovels in stock. Collection & delivery available at a nominal charge.

Call Phil on

01684 299 995 www.gmhs.co.uk GMHS Garden Machinery Unit 16 Highfield Business Park Tewkesbury Rd, (A38) Deerhurst Tewkesbury, Glos GL19 4BP

20% off 2 or more Chainsaw Chains ends 28/02/13

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 Full Service and MOT for £147 including parts    

& VAT (saves £42!) Engine Service from £69 + VAT Full Service £120 +VAT incl. Free Winter Care Pack! Free tyre pressure & under bonnet levels check Courtesy Pick Up & Collect within 5m (excludes breakdown)

Station Yard Station Road Beckford GL20 7AN opposite The Beckford Inn Open Mon-Fri 8.30 to 5.30 Sat by appointment

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WINTER OFFER

Evesham

A46

Tewkesbury

Have you always wanted to play the

Piano or Keyboard? One to one adult, child & family lessons to suit your individual requirements After just a few lessons you can be playing tunes you know on the piano or keyboard

© iStockphoto.com/seamartini

FREE Introductory Lesson To arrange a free lesson in my home or yours call Simon on:

01684 292214

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New build, Renovation All aspects of groundwork:          

Drainage, Foundations, Block Paving, Patios Flood Defence groundwork. Equestrian facilities Plant hire Rain water retention systems Swimming pools Landscaping Eco builds Ground source heating and more…

Please contact Andrew Le Brun for further information.

Fully insured and licensed to drive heavy plant machinery. We are a small family run company who take pride in our work. We are up for any challenge given, so please don’t hesitate to call and receive a free quotation.

To advertise please call Lisa on 01684 773135 or visit www.lifeinthevillage.co.uk


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BREDON HILL SURGERY

VILLAGE GREEN KITCHEN COMPANY QUALITY RELIABILITY SERVICE

For The Most Up To Date Information On:     

opening hours surgery availability seasonal information about flu clinics travel vaccinations and more…

...please visit our website

www.bredonsurgery.nhs.uk Find us on

Transform Your Kitchen “Keith, Andy & Gary provided a friendly & professional service that was outstanding… we have no hesitation in recommending The Village Green Kitchen Co.” ...NICK & BECCI “My newly fitted kitchen... was just as I wanted ...the workmanship couldn’t have been better.” ...MRS. M.

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Competitive Rates Skilled Craftsmen Fully Guaranteed No Mess Also Bathrooms

FREE

Dishwasher with Your Kitchen supplied & installed Limited to the first five contracts agreed & signed.

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01684 773444 Fax 01684 772315 Email: BHPM@nhs.net Main Road, Bredon, Glos GL20 7QN

For a Free Quote Please Contact:

01386 852152 Andy: 07776 280997 Keith: 07977 923991 or email : vgkc@btconnect.com

www.vgkc.co.uk


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Contents Welcome, Offers & Index 13 Welcome 68 Your Money Saving Winter Offer Vouchers 73 Index

Your Home & Garden 16 How To Succeed With A Cotswold Stone Build 35 Ask The Experts...Kitchens with BPS 38 Take The Johnston Scotia HomeCare Test 43 Upgrade Your Home With L & L 60 Ten Years On…. at Vale Gardens Ltd

Food, Health, Pets & More 21 Weddings & More At The Abbey Hotel 27 Legal Clinic; Relationship Breakdown 31 Pet Talk: Dogs, Puppies and Christmas 46 St Richard’s: Bereavement Support Service 67 West Mercia Police: Fraud & Identity Theft

Sport, Leisure & Events 50 Christmas Events with Wychavon 54 Wildlife Page: Mistletoe Kisses

What can You Save This Season? See pages 68-71

Front cover & Welcome Page image: © iStockphoto.com/Sarsmis This page clockwise from the top; The Abbey Hotel, Malvern, Wychavon District Council, Alderwood Construction Ltd, Harry Green, Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Go To Pages 68-71 For Your Money Saving Winter Offer Vouchers


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Bad Back? Stiff Neck? Aches & Pains? Stress? Massage can help... ...Get relief from the strains of daily life, including sporting, gardening & DIY injuries, hours hunched over a computer or driving, postural imbalances, and anxiety. Massage can ease muscle & joint pain, speed the healing of specific injuries, increase flexibility, and promote relaxation. CLINIC IN GREAT COMBERTON ©istockphoto.com/Creative Archetype

£5 off Your First Treatment ends 28/2/13 For more details please call

07776 142427 Sally Allen (IIST, IIHHT, MICHT)

BREDON HILL LANDSCAPING

& GENERAL BUILDING

01684 292584 07894 432901


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editor Lisa Lambon e lisa@lifeinthevillage.co.uk t 01684 773135 www.lifeinthevillage.co.uk Jasmine House, Bredons Norton, Glos, GL20 7EZ Published five times a year, The Bredon Directory has a print run of 3,000 copies which are delivered free to homes in Bredon, Overbury, Bredons Hardwick, Bredons Norton, Alderton, Aston-on-Carrant, Kinsham, Conderton, Westmancote, Kemerton, Beckford, Little Beckford, Pamington, Oxenton, Teddington, Alstone, Tredington, Great Washbourne and relevant retail outlets around Bredon Hill. It is part of a group of four local publications including The Folly View, Cotswold Edge and Avon & Severn Directories. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that the data in this publication is accurate, neither the publisher nor its editorial contributors can accept, and hereby disclaim, any liability to any party to loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident or any other cause. Opinions expressed by contributors or advertisers are not necessarily those of the publisher. The Bredon Directory does not officially endorse any advertising material within this publication. The content of each advert is the sole responsibility of the individual advertiser. Artwork is accepted on the strict understanding that there are no copyright issues. No part of this publication may be produced, stored in any retrieval system, or transmitted in any form - electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of the publisher. We reserve the right to refuse Advertising.

Welcome... ... to this edition of The Bredon Directory. What does winter mean to you? Chunky jumpers, toasted teacakes and the perfect excuse to hunker down in front of the fire? Or bare branches, frozen pavements and endless darkness? Whether your glass is usually half empty or half full, getting through the winter can prove to be a test. This year, why not make it easier by learning something new? What it is doesn’t really matter, so long as it puts you outside your comfort zone and helps you see the world afresh. The truth is that it’s often from darkness that creativity comes and finding new ways to respond to a challenge is one reason why so many local businesses are making it through these difficult times. Thanks to all of you for supporting them and us this year. We always want to know about your projects and new ideas; maybe we can even help them gain ground? Please keep us informed by calling me on 01684 773135 or emailing lisa@lifeinthevillage.co.uk. This edition, we make preparations for Christmas and look beyond into 2013. Whatever the New Year promises, we bring you local events, business and charity news, and your seasonal money-saving offers. Enjoy the winter. Until next time...

Lisa THE

BREDON DIRECTORY

Editor Lisa Lambon


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Festive Lunch

Three Courses & Coffee - £16.95 Two Courses & Coffee - £14.25

Festive D inner

Festive Party Night

BoxingDay Menu Homemade Leek & Potato Soup Fresh Crusty Bread

Prawn & Crayfish Salad Citrus Aioli

Pheasant & Gooseberry Terrine

Three Courses & Coffee - £21.95

Our Ever Popular Party Night Friday 14th December Saturday 15th December (FULL) Thursday 20th December (NEARLY FULL) Friday 21st December Enjoy our Evening menu followed by a Festive Disco until midnight; £27.50 per person

New Years Eve

Wholemeal Toast

••• Roast Rib of Beef Yorkshire Pudding

Baked Salmon Fillet, Lime & Dill Marinade Red Leicester Mashed Potatoes

Rosemary Roasted Chicken Breast Fondant Potato, Bell Pepper Jus-Lie

Wild Mushroom & Spring Onion Parcel Sautéed Potatoes, Dressed Salad

••• Dark Chocolate Torte Orange Coulis

Traditional Bread & Butter Pudding Custard

£39.95 per person including Festive Disco until 1am (Adults Only)

Selection of Ice Creams & Sorbets ••• Coffee and Warm Mince Pies

For All Bookings & Enquiries

Two Courses & Coffee £15.95, Child £10.25 Three Courses & Coffee £18.50, Child £14.25

01386 750033 info@thebelleckington.com www.thebelleckington.com

WINTER SALE JAN & FEB 2013 Name …………………………………………… Address………………………………………….. …………………………………………………….

20% off

Entire Food Bill when ordering from our Main Menu or Stone Cooking Board Valid 2nd Jan - 28th Feb 2013 Excl. Pie & Pudding Offer & Valentine's Day Menu


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A One Stop Solution For Your Property

How To Succeed With a Cotswold Stone Build Do you have a Cotswold Stone or period property? Managing Director Stephen Siller and Operations Director Craig Siller are the driving force behind Winchcombe based family firm, Alderwood Construction Ltd. Here, they offer their advice on what to look for in your builder.

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uilding period properties, especially with Cotswold stone, is a time-served craft; a labour of love. The skills involved in laying stone and brick are very different and you need particular knowledge to work with this demanding natural material. If you are looking to begin a new project on your property take steps to assure yourself that the company you are appointing

is credible, with a proven track record. Look for membership of reputable trade associations and ensure that they are happy to quote and tender alongside local competitors. Ask for details about how your work will be scheduled and carried out as it’s only by using an in-house team, or having links with a network of high quality local tradesman, that a reliable standard of craftsmanship will be achieved.

Be clear too, about payment terms, especially in this economic climate. A solid company will be able to take staged payments in arrears. Working with stone and on period builds is what we, as a family, have specialised in for three generations. Both of us have spent most of our working lives in the North Cotswolds, completing around 30 projects in the last five years. We are both


Company Promotion

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Free Architectural & Construction Appraisal on all contracts agreed by 31/3/13 plus a chance to win a £500 John Lewis Voucher

qualified engineers who like a challenge. Together with our team of skilled tradesmen, we have over 200 years of construction experience to help create your vision in a seamless, coordinated manner. Many clients opt for our ‘turnkey’ solution which leaves them free to attend to the demands of their lives whilst we take care of their property. We enjoy delivering organised, efficient, value added projects and divide our responsibilities to ensure that every client has a single point of contact. Our focus is on ensuring a balanced and honest working relationship. By taking time to understand

how clients want to live, their needs and ambitions, then working with architects and interior designers, we tailor projects which are of good design, well built and leave a lasting positive impression.

SPECIALISING IN:  Cotswold Stone Buildings  Period Restorations  Extensions & Conversions  New Builds  Personal ‘Turnkey’ Approach

Call: 01242 621 190 info@alderwoodconstruction.co.uk www.alderwoodconstruction.co.uk Unit 5 Gamma, Orchard Industrial Estate, Toddington, GL54 5EB


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SPORTS THERAPIST Sports Therapy is a branch of healthcare which specialises in helping to prevent injuries and rehabilitating individuals of all ages back to their pre-injury functional, occupational and sport specific fitness.

Gym and Tonic Health & Fitness Club Croft Farm Leisure and Water Park Bredons Hardwick Tewkesbury GL20 7EE

01684 772920 07841 631288 becky@glos-sportstherapy.co.uk www.glos-sportstherapy.co.uk

 Suffering from an injury?  Can’t shift those general aches and pains?

 We can help, call today.

Rebecca Stone BSc (Hons) MSST, MHFST


Just a few great reasons to visit...

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BLACKMINSTER BUSINESS PARK

LIKE TO JOIN US? FREE RATES & SET-UP ON STARTER UNITS! Units to let of all sizes for craft, retail or storage. Find out more about our special deals on this expanding site. Please contact:

Paul Middleton

01386 834422

...and there are so many more! Homes, Gardens & Pets ACS Fixings, Nails & Resins etc. Bespoke Furniture Blackminster Self Storage Byron Security Ltd Complete Spas Cotswold Wood Products Homestyle Windows & Conservatories Interiors by Ali Foulds NFU Mutual Phil Basford Garden Machinery Robert Davis Architect

Robins Rest Traditional Upholstery Roundabout Furniture Recycling Stylish Blinds The Painted Kitchen Company Tom Cooks Carpet & Flooring Wizpan Ebay the Easy Way

Fashion, Health & Beauty Bridal Boutique Designs LLP Complete Tanning Creative Hair & Beauty Gallery Optics Inside Out Colonics

Hobbies, Sport & Leisure Artworld Gallery Barton Saddlers Total Wargamer

Food & Drink Fast Track Snack Bar Fusion Too CafĂŠ & Bistro Global Orchard Cherries Gummy Gumdrops

Jeremy Round Cars Mander Motor Services

Specialist Companies Packtypes Tower Trophies & Engraved Gifts Westhill Stationary & Printers

All with Ample Free Parking

DIY, Motoring & Cars Evesham Self Drive

Discover the detail at www.blackminsterbusinesspark.co.uk A venue with character 1.5 miles off the A46 at Blackminster, Evesham WR11 7RE Tel: 01386 834422


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Give Your Carpet

A FACELIFT

25% off First Clean until 28/02/13

We Get Right Down To The Grime So You Don’t Have To Quality Service - 20 years experience offering domestic and commercial carpet cleaning to the highest standard. Pre-spot stain treatment, Hot Water Extraction, Residue Free Rinse, Carpet Grooming & Rapid Dry system means a superior clean

Eco Friendly - We use only the newest hot water extraction units with eco-friendly and bio- degradable chemicals

Safety First - Fully Insured Call Bredon based Julian Woods today for a free no obligation quote

Beauty Treatments in the Comfort of Your Own Home  Facials & Massage  Manicures & Pedicures  Reflexology & Waxing  Indian Head Massage

 Hopi Ear Candles  Slim Gel Wrap  Minx Nails  Callus Peel

Shellac Nails 14 Day Manicure - goes on like a Polish, sets like a Gel.

Imperial Carpet Care

01684 773900 07530 090898 www.carpetcleanertewkesbury.co.uk

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE Ideal for every occasion Please call Joanna Watson:

07771 932093

hushbeauty@aol.com


Company Promotion

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Join us for the ultimate New Year’s Eve!

BLACK TIE GALA DINNER £85 per person

WEDDINGS & MORE AT THE ABBEY HOTEL Great Malvern

The Abbey Hotel is experienced at turning your party plans into reality. Sales Manager Rachel Proctor told us more. What does The Abbey offer as a venue?

Our location, facilities and the professionalism of our team make The Abbey a fantastic countryside venue for a memorable wedding or civil partnership celebration. Overlooking the Great Malvern Priory, the hotel offers tradition and history, a choice of five banqueting suites, all flooded with natural light, and beautiful gardens, which are great for photographs. Please visit www.sarova.com for details of our affordable wedding packages. With rates from £2,999 incl. VAT for 50 guests, they offer superb value. What help will you give us with planning?

Our wedding and events co-ordinator, Louise Campbell, will help with your plans at every step. From your initial visit, when you can choose the most suitable room and view how it can be used on our ipads, to discussing the menu, the seating plan, table centres and decorations; every detail must be meaningful to you. Whether you want simple champagne & canapés, a buffet or a formal five course meal, we have the ability to create a special event for 10 to 300 guests. Our professional team has a huge amount of experience in planning and delivering celebrations, so can also offer guidance

Your Special Day for 50 Guests

Only £2,999 incl. VAT subject to availability Call 01684 892332 for details. on entertainment, cakes, flowers, photographers and more. What’s new for 2013?

Vintage country seems to be popular now; An Alice in Wonderland style Mad Hatters Tea Party with simple touches, like jam jars as vases. What about other celebrations?

Since our wedding packages are so popular we’ve created a Birthday Celebration package with all you need to create the perfect party, such as a red carpet, photo boards and a D.J. We also offer Christenings, Dinner Parties, Christmas Celebrations and Corporate Events. The only limitation is your imagination. Can we come and give you a try?

Yes, why not join us on New Year’s Eve for our fabulous Black Tie Gala Dinner? Or pop along for our Sunday Lunch Carvery and enjoy a glass of wine or a soft drink on us. Just bring in the green voucher on the Offer Voucher Pages.

Find out more at www.sarova.com or call 01684 892 332


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The Village Clinic

Nigel Copp C AB I N E T MAK E R Est.1983

The caring, family run clinic to keep you on your feet We are a Private Health Clinic based in Bishops Cleeve and our core services are:

 Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries  Podiatry / Chiropody  Biomechanics / Insoles

Quality hand-crafted furniture made to order Period & modern designs Custom-built joinery & woodwork ~~~ Restoration & Repairs French Polishing ~~~ Wide selection of finest timbers & veneers Personal Service Visit the workshop at Red Lane, Tewkesbury

In pain? Same day appointments often available; patients usually seen within 24 hours.

Tel: 01684 293935

“Many thanks for your support and determination to get me fit again! I am finally on the mend.” Mrs Lee

Handy Finchy A Reliable & Top Quality Service For All Your Home & Garden Needs

Call 01242 673507

 Household Repairs  Painting & Decorating  Plaster Repair  Gutter Clearance  Light Drain Clearance  Furniture Assembly  Garden Maintenance NO JOB TOO SMALL! Contact Kim Finch for a free no obligation quote on:

10% OFF Gutter Clearance ends 28/02/13

01386 881838 07716 355706 All our Physiotherapists and Podiatrists are registered with the HCPC

handyfinchy@rocketmail.com www.handyfinchy.co.uk

11 Tarlings Yard, Bishops Cleeve GL52 8RN

39 Main Street, Dumbleton, Evesham, Worcs, WR11 7TH

www.villageclinic.co.uk

Fully Insured, CRB Checked, Competitive Prices. All Work Guaranteed.

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ASPEY ELECTRICAL SERVICES

Domestic & Commercial Specialists

We can help you reduce your electricity bill! Find our more about the latest high tech energy efficient lighting systems for indoors & out.     

Rewires & Fuse Board Upgrades Alterations, Testing & Inspections Custom Exterior Lighting Systems CCTV Security Installed & Maintained Portfolio of Works & References on Request

Contact Matthew Aspey on:

07970 638644 or 01386 853503 www.aspeyelectricalservices.co.uk

FEMINIQUE Individual Beauty Therapies in a comfortable, relaxing local salon. BABTAC Registered & Insured GREAT VALUE WINTER OFFER: Free Shape & Polish worth £12 with any Monu Facial (Express, Aromatic, Hydrating or Deep Cleansing £25-35) Book by 28/02/13 Is your skin longing for some TLC? Whatever your skin type, there’s a Monu facial to suit you. Monu create unique, gentle & naturally pure professional beauty products for a healthy, radiant glow. To find out more, book your FREE Skin Consultation today.

“The salon at Feminique is stylish..modern and relaxed...the free parking is so convenient. The luxury facials are amazing too…. I highly recommend Mary...she is personable, very professional...and delivers fantastic customer service.” MS.W. BREDON

Call Mary Allen on

This Winter Discover THE WOMAN IN YOU

01684 772979 07814 271207 mary.feminique@hotmail.co.uk

To advertise please call Lisa on 01684 773135 or visit www.lifeinthevillage.co.uk

©iStockphoto.com/Gruizza

Beauty Vouchers Available - Ideal Christmas Gift!


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MOBILE SERVICE

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Nail Trimming Corns Callus YOUR FIRST Fungal Infection TREATMENT Hard Skin ends 28/2/13 Cracked Heels Ingrowing Toe Nails Reduction of Thickened Nails

£5 OFF

Lynn Ellis S.A.C.Dip.FHPP

07795 553283 Middle Farm, Grafton, Beckford, GL20 7AT

PAINTING & DECORATING Interior & Exterior Paintwork General Household Maintenance (incl. Carpentry & Tiling) • fully insured • over 30 years experience • friendly & reliable tradesman

10% OFF for senior citizens

until 28/02/13

iStockphoto/GeorgePeters

Member of The Painting & Decorating Assn

Mike Dudfield & Son

01386 831597 07904 516951


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Professional Chimney Sweep  Brush and Vacuum Specialist - No Mess Guaranteed  All Types of Flues, Chimneys and Appliances Swept  Cowls and Chimney Pots Fitted  Chimney Pressure and Smoke Tests Performed  Bird Nest Removal  Wood Stove Refurbishment Guild Certificate Issued After Every Sweep & Safety Advice Given On Request

 01905 796715

07540 281377

HARDWOOD FIREWOOD

Logs by the Trailer Load, Half Load, Bags & Kindling Soft Wood Also Available at Reduced Rates


Company Promotion

Legal Clinic Relationship breakdown can be one of the hardest times we encounter in our lives, not only for the adults but also the children. Having the right professional advice and support can make all the difference. John Sherahilo and Chrys Wall are both Resolution accredited specialists. John Sherahilo is also a Mediator and a Collaborative lawyer. They told us more about the options available. Chrys Wall

John Sherahilo

First, choose the right lawyer There are over 2000 “Resolution” accredited specialists; independent family lawyers who are committed to ease the pain and financial cost of relationship breakdown. Over 90% of cases handled by Resolution accredited specialists, reach agreements without the need for costly and stressful court battles. Second, consider available methods of dispute resolution Each family and individual is different, so take time to think through your options with professional advice from a

resolution accredited specialist, who has been trained in all options available. They are: DIY - reaching agreement between yourselves Mediation - a process to help couples talk things through Collaborative law - a no court alternative; minimising conflict to achieve solutions to family issues enabling couples and families to plan their future with dignity and respect Traditional negotiation/ litigation - where your lawyer focuses on your interests which often depends on what your lawyer expects would be the outcome of an eventual court

Accredited specialist advice for relationship breakdown      

Resolution and Collaborative Law Cohabitation, Separation and Divorce Residence and Contact Domestic Violence - Injunctions Financial Matters Pre Nuptial Agreements

www.qualitysolicitors.com/tblaw thomsonbancks@qualitysolicitors.com

process. Accredited relationship lawyers at QualitySolicitors Thomson and Bancks John Sherahilo and Chrys Wall are both Resolution accredited specialists. John Sherahilo is also a Mediator and a Collaborative lawyer. Please call to arrange an appointment in confidence: Chrys Wall based at Pershore on 01386 562000. John Sherahilo based at Tewkesbury 01684 299633 and Cheltenham 01242 235250.

Pershore Office 37 High Street, WR10 1AH

01386 562000 Tewkesbury Office 27 Church Street, GL20 5RH

01684 299633

Cheltenham Office 9 Imperial Square, GL50 1QB

01242 235250

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STEPHEN PHILLIPS

Beckford Computer Services Are You Having Computer Problems? Geoff Coupe can solve both home and business computer problems Repairs are conducted in your home/premises or in our workshop, as agreed

GARDEN MAINTENANCE SERVICE Tel: 01386 725357 Mob: 07788 505020

Websites also created and maintained  Friendly Advice & Tuition.  PC Hardware Installation, Repairs, Upgrades & Software Installation.  Setting-up your Internet Access and Emails. Home & small office networking.  Tuition on home Digital Still Photography & Photo Printing.  Removal of Viruses, Spyware & all other malicious software. Anti-virus & Firewall advice & installation.  An Annual Service Contract on a per computer basis covering time & travel: spare parts extra.

www.beckfordcompserv.co.uk geoff@beckfordcompserv.co.uk

01386 881704 / 07990 537886

ON THE LEVEL Carpentry & Joinery

General Building, Maintenance & Makeovers All types of Joinery for the Home & Garden from Minor Repairs to Kitchen Fitting A Reliable Quality Service Over 20 years experience

 Fast and Efficient  24/7 Emergency Response  Local Family Business  Servicing Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire  Prices from £110 £95 per per tank tank

Please contact Mark Hunt on:

07500 847 585 01684 773 898

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Like To Improve Your Home ?

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO VIEW MORE OF OUR WORK

Ground Works Garage Conversions Historic Renovations New Builds

Contact Andrew Walker:

07901 343337 or 01386 839579 www.walker-developments.com email: projects@walker-developments.com

MEDITATION CLASSES Join a class of like minded people and enjoy deep relaxation & guided meditations for an hour:  

Weekly classes at Bredon Village Hall every Friday at 12.30pm NEW! Additional classes coming to Bredon from February 2013

The Old Barn Avoncroft Farm Offenham Evesham WR11 8RR

WINTER OFFER First Class Half Price Booking Advisable Ends 28/02/13

People learn meditation for different reasons: to still the chattering of the mind and find inner peace; to go inward and discover who they truly are; in the search for peace and happiness. These Meditation classes are suitable for everyone, are easy to follow and do not need prior knowledge or experience. £8 per class Pay As You Go or Block book at a reduced fee. Meditation Retreat Day The benefits of meditation are many: reduced stress and anxiety; Sat 2nd March 10.30 - 4.30 deeper relaxation; improved concentration, calm and peaceful states £40 incl. lunch & refreshments of mind; real happiness and contentment for yourself. Within these Meditation practices you can find everything from simple relaxation techniques to inner peace.

Also, Holistic Therapies in Corse, near Tewkesbury for your health and wellbeing:Reiki, Hopi Ear Candle, Holistic Massage, Meditation Retreat Days.

To find out more and check dates please call:

Daniella Warner 07801 498519 or visit www.serenesoul.co.uk Daniella’s Blog www.relaxletgo.weebly.com

A PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL SERVICE WITH OVER 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE.

To advertise please call Lisa on 01684 773135 or visit www.lifeinthevillage.co.uk


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4, 6 & 8 seaters on fleet Executive Car Now Available Available anytime for:

Airport, Rail & Coach Transfers • Birmingham • Heathrow • East Midlands • Southampton Docks

• Bristol • Gatwick • Cardiff • Luton

Please ring for a competitive quote Local work morning, day & evening : Cheltenham, Gloucester, Worcester, etc Tewkesbury based Credit card machine available : payment in advance, groups, corporate bookings

Tel: 01684 59 29 29 hills_cars@yahoo.co.uk

Friendly Tuition On Your Computer In Your Home Are you getting the most from your computer ? Want to use the Internet but not sure how to? Do you own a laptop but don’t use it?

I can help you....        

shop/pay bills online Learn send/receive e-mails a new organise files & folders skill for make your own cards 2013 use PowerPoint create spreadsheets create a database create letters, invoices, cv’s etc

From beginners to more advanced

give me a call

Sarah 07720 047545


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Pet Talk

With Vet Brad Cooper at Folly Gardens Clinic, Tewkesbury & Bishops Cleeve

How To Keep Your Puppy or Dog Happy This Christmas Christmas is a great time for all the family but it can also be a stressful, especially for dogs. We now work with Animal Trainer and Behaviourist, Rachel Butler. This year, follow her simple festive tips and be sure to enjoy the holiday:  Make sure your dog still gets his daily walks and keeps to his regular routine wherever possible. Tiring him out will help to prevent him getting bored or destructive whilst also helping you to walk off that extra mince pie!  Give your dog a safe space that he can retreat to when the house gets busy or noisy. Select the location carefully so that he can relax in peace but doesn’t feel isolated from the family.  Keep your dog amused by providing him with a stuffed Kong or activity ball whilst the children open their presents. Stuffed with a little dog food, cheese spread or peanut butter, this will keep him entertained and happy whilst you focus on enjoying your new socks from Auntie Vera!  If you have to leave your dog for longer periods than usual, leave the TV or radio on whilst you

are out – classical music has been shown to have a calming effect on dogs and is often used in rescue kennels. If possible, arrange for a reliable friend or neighbour to pop in and let the dog out for a toilet break during your absence.  If visitors are expected, give them rules as to how your dog is usually treated, i.e. only interact with the dog when his paws are on the floor, no titbits to be fed from the table, or whatever is appropriate for your family.  Keep festive plants out of reach, and don’t let your dog drink the water out of a potted Christmas tree. Remember Poinsettias, Mistletoe, Amaryllis, Ferns and Pine Sap are all poisonous to dogs.  Make some tasty homemade treats that you can wrap up and help him to unwrap on Christmas day. Watch this space for news of our Puppy Parties and Training Classes which will be relaunched in the New Year. Wishing you and your pets a well and Happy Christmas,

Brad

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E Hill & Son FUNERAL DIRECTORS An Independent Family Run Business Serving the Community Since 1960

Why Choose E Hill & Son As Your Funeral Director In A Time Of Need?  An experienced, independent business owned and run by the Hill family

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THE SWAN INN BIRLINGHAM REAL ALE, REAL FOOD, A REAL PUB Imogen & Nic welcome you 7 days a week

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MEADOWS FARM SHOP Find us at Home Farm, Bredons Norton, Tewkesbury GL20 7HA

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Upgrade Your Home With L & L Want to improve the warmth, appearance and efficiency of your home this winter? Jeremy Phillips, Sales Manager at L & L, offers some seasonal advice. Beware: all PVCu Products are NOT the same Currently, many homeowners are choosing to maintain or improve their homes rather than

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Find out about our offers We have many new winter offers so why not visit our Tewkesbury showroom? We’re move. Despite the challenging open Mon. to Fri. 8:30am to climate, be sure to do your 5pm and Sat. 9am to 1pm. Free research - there is no need to parking & refreshments are compromise on the quality of available and we promise no your investment in a new conservatory, windows or doors. high pressure sales. We are resolute in maintaining Full range of colours and styles the high quality of products and in PVCu, aluminium and timber www.energylock.co.uk service that we have given since

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Can You Offer A Kind Home To One Of Our Rescue Cats? For more information on giving a Cats Protection cat a home, or to make a donation to help the charity continue its vital cat welfare work in the Cheltenham and GL20 area, please contact your local Branch:

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St Richard’s Hospice launches

As a new free bereavement service is launched in South Worcestershire, hosted by St Richard’s Hospice, Richard Jorden explains how support makes a huge difference.

F

rom the day he was born Daniel was always the life and soul of the party, a cheeky chappie with a twinkle in his eye and always on the go. He was adored by everybody especially his Granny. When they were together they were inseparable. Sadly, mum was diagnosed with cancer in January 2008 and after refusing all treatment was admitted to a hospice. After a rapid deterioration in health she passed away. As an accomplished singer Daniel had planned to sing her favourite song “Bright Eyes” at the funeral, however was too upset to leave his seat. From that day on we noticed a significant change in Dan’s personality. He became very quiet and withdrawn, he stopped

singing and dropped out of the school choir as any form of limelight would always result in tears. After trying to work through the problems with him ourselves we soon came to realise that the situation required professional help. After contacting St Richard’s we arranged to meet up with a counsellor. This being our first experience of counselling in any way we were a little unsure of what to expect, but right from the outset the service and care we received was faultless. To start with Daniel spent quality one on one time with Ann as she slowly gained his trust and confidence, then as the programme progressed we became more involved in group discussions and group activities all aimed at confronting the

bereavement and learning to overcome the grief. From my perspective I have the upmost respect and admiration for all the St Richard’s team that I have met. Their commitment to their role is unquestionable and what they manage to achieve is truly life changing and really puts everyday grumbles into perspective. If anyone ever questions the need for a service like this, please just take a look at Dan…has he returned to being the cheeky chappie that he was before he came here? No… he’s a teenager, but a brilliant teenager of whom I am immensely proud, and I will never forget the part that St Richard’s had to play in getting him back on track and making him the individual he is today.


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Photos; Left: Dan Jorden and his father, Richard This page: St Richard;s Hospice, Worcester

As an expert in the field, St Richard’s Hospice was chosen to lead and host the new Bereavement Support South Worcestershire service by NHS South Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). There are four main strands to the new service:  A countywide website (address below) where you will find useful information, self-help guides and links to a range of other organisations that can provide help and support.  A telephone helpline for those

registered with a GP in South Worcestershire for those who want to talk to someone (Martley, Evesham, Worcester, Great Malvern, Droitwich, Pershore and surrounds) 01905 760934 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. A Bereavement Social Worker to provide support for those encountering complex grief. Bereavement education and training for a wide range of organisations and bespoke awareness sessions for the bereaved depending on specific individual need.

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If anyone ever questions the need for a service like this, please just take a look at Dan.

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Graham Daly Vehicle Services

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Celebrate

Christmas with Wychavon

17th November to 24th December 2012 It’s our favourite time of the year when trees are glistening, lights are shining, bells are ringing and children are on their best behaviour, you guessed it – it’s Christmas time!

For more information about events across the county please visit our websites or call us as follows:

Pershore: 01386 556591 Droitwich: 01905 774258 Evesham: www.eveshamtown.co.uk

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Celebrate Christmas EVESHAM CHRISTMAS MARKET 14th December to 24th December Join us for Evesham’s first traditional market in our picture postcard historic town. There will be log cabins with Christmassy themed stalls bringing a vibrant festive feel, with a variety of handmade gifts, decorations and seasonal foods.

EVESHAM TOWN CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON Saturday 17th November. Entertainment will include a Festive Bar, Victorian Penny Arcade, Kiddies Rides, a Christmas Craft Fayre and a Charter Market. Carols and live music spark it off at 11am. Visit the Riverside Shopping Centre where Bob the Builder will be visiting at intervals from 1.30pm. There will be photo opportunities plus free Bob the Builder themed gifts while stocks last. Father Christmas and his reindeer will Parade up Bridge Street into Market Place at 3pm where they will spend the afternoon. At 5.30pm Santa and Bob the Builder will accompany The Mayor to lead the countdown to the switch on before a Fireworks Extravaganza followed by a Rock ‘n’ Rollin Christmas Sing -a-long. www.eveshamtown.co.uk

PERSHORE TOWN CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON 2-5PM Events take place from 2pm, official Switch On takes place at 4.45pm Saturday 24th November. Broad Street, Pershore will take on a festive flavour with seasonal stalls, face painters and a fantastic firework display. Enjoy a round of Christmas carols and festive tunes around our spectacular Rotary Tree of Lights. Father Christmas and his reindeer will also be parading through the town. 01386 556591

DROITWICH SPA CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON Saturday 24th November. Join us for a variety of amusements including a kids’ festive fun fair, a farmers market, puppet shows, face painting and Christmas card making. Santa and the Mayor will arrive in Victoria Square in their horse drawn carriage just before the lights go on at 4.30pm. Celebrate the opening of the traditional Santa’s Grotto with seasonal refreshments, a brass band and carols from the Community Choir. 01905 774258

EVESHAM TREE OF LIGHTS Thursday 6th December. Join the Rotary Club of Evesham at 6pm in in Workman Gardens for the switch on. The tree is the world’s tallest planted illuminated tree which nestles on the north of the River Avon. When lit with over 1000 lights, its position allows it to be seen from many miles around.

AT A GLANCE… DATES FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS 2012 DIARY EVESHAM’S FIRST TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS MARKET

From 14 to 24th December. Festive markets in Evesham Market Place & the High Street.

EVESHAM TOWN CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON

Saturday 17th November including craft fayre, music, dancing, seasonal foods, children’s rides, Father Christmas and his reindeer.

PERSHORE TOWN & DROITWICH SPA CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON 2-5PM

ICE SKATING IN EVESHAM

Saturday 24th November

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th December Fri 7th Dec 4-9pm, Sat 8th Dec 12noon-8pm, Sun 9th Dec 10am5pm. Enjoy a 12m x 12m synthetic rink provided by one of the UK's leading portable rink operators. As well as skates for feet of all sizes, we will have a disabled Skate Chair and skate aids for the less mobile. A snow machine and "Peter the Penguin" mascot will help create a festive atmosphere! £3 per session. 01386 47070

EVESHAM TREE OF LIGHTS

PERSHORE LATE NIGHT SHOPPING

Friday 14th December. Festivities and shops open all day and from 5pm to 8.30pm.

Friday 14th December. Pig roast, children’s entertainment, Choir, Street entertainers, Gypsy jazz, Festive brass band. The event will take place between 5.00pm – 8.30pm and there will be free parking from 3pm. 01386 556591

Switch On Thursday 6th December at 6pm in Workman Gardens.

ICE SKATING Ice skating in Evesham Market Square 7th– 9th December, Santa’s Grotto and late night shopping.

PERSHORE LATE NIGHT SHOPPING


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ASHBEE Bed & Breakfast

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Need A Little Expert Electrical Help? ROOM & BREAKFAST FOR £60 when you stay two nights or more Ends 28/02/13

Nestling at the foot of Bredon Hill, oak framed Ashbee Bed & Breakfast offers one double en-suite ground floor room with TV, wet room & tea/coffee making facilities. Range of breakfast included. ASHBEE, Wood Lane, Ashton-under-Hill, Nr Evesham WR11 7SQ For a brochure please contact Jennifer on:

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MISTLETOE Kisses

WINTER OFFER! Words: Wendy Carter & Photos: Harry Green

W Blackening Waxcaps Celypha woodiana

Azure Damselfly

Sticky Coral Fungus Mistletoe Berries

ill you be standing under a sprig of mistletoe this winter, hoping for some romance? The origins of this ancient tradition are lost in time but there’s much more to mistletoe than stolen kisses. When I first moved to this area I was amazed at the number of nests in the trees...until I realised I was actually living in the middle of Mistletoeshire. Often found in orchards but also in taller trees, mistletoe is partially parasitic. Its leaves contain the chlorophyll that enables it to manufacture sugars but it steals water and other minerals from its host (though doesn’t seem to damage it). Its berries are loved by birds, especially Mistle Thrushes, who wipe their beaks or deposit sticky droppings on branches, inadvertently spreading the seed. Plants are either male or female but only the female produces

FREE Packing & Postage when you order our 2013 calendar. Please call 01905 754919 Ends 28/2/13 berries. White haustoria (the root system) seeks a way into the bark and, if successful, grows into a ball of green stems. Yet there’s much more of interest than the visible foliage; mistletoe clumps are full of sucking, burrowing and predatory invertebrates. One is the micro-moth leaf miner, Celypha woodiana, whose caterpillar lives inside the leaf through autumn and winter until it pupates in spring and flies in the summer. Another is the tiny mistletoe weevil (just 2.12.8mm long) which was only discovered in the last decade. And I haven’t even started on the folklore! Druids thought mistletoe was sacred because it grows in trees. Today, some people still follow this superstition...if a woman sleeps with a sprig under her pillow, she’ll dream of her future husband. Either that or wake up with a squashed weevil!

To Get Involved or Find Out More About Wildlife…     Puffballs emitting spores Mistletoe berry in Mistle Thrush dropping

Sat 1st & Sun 2nd Dec – Log Sales, Tiddesley Wood, Pershore 10am-1pm Thur 6th Dec – Mistletoe Miscellany, Malvern Evangelical Church, 7.30pm Tues 11th Dec – Ant Hills, Wulstan’s Hall, Pershore, 7.30pm Tue 19th Feb – Amphibians, Wulstan’s Hall, Pershore, 7.30pm

For more information please visit

www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk/whats-on


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Rotary Club Christmas Carol Concert Rotary Club of Cheltenham North welcomes you to it’s annual Christmas Carol Concert: Princess Hall, Cheltenham Ladies College Tuesday 18th December at 7.30 pm It will be compered by radio & TV star Nicholas Parsons. There will be two childrens' and two adult choirs performing. If you’d like more information please call: Roger Champness on 01242 676734

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Vale Heating & Plumbing

What Will You Come Home To This Winter?

Pop in to see our great range of Fireplace Accessories

Our Other Services Include:  Boiler installations  Full central heating services  Boiler servicing incl. boiler contracts  Solar thermal hot water systems  All heating and plumbing services  Bathroom installation  Kitchen installations  In house building services

Visit our new showroom just off

Please visit our showroom or call us to find out more

a fully qualified team of in-house engineers you will get

Vale Heating & Plumbing Ltd

01386 556585 www.valebathroomandfires.co.uk

Pershore High St. and you will find a huge range of fires on display including woodburning stoves, gas and electric models, surrounds, accessories & more. Boiler Servicing and Maintenance Contracts available. We supply and install full heating systems including Gas and Oil Boilers from Worcester Bosch & Vaillant. With 20 years experience in plumbing and heating and an expert fitting, guaranteed. Unit 5A, Rear of 79 High Street Pershore WR10 1EU

Map here Pershore High St.

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Company Promotion

Ten Years On at Vale Gardens... Despite the current economic climate, independent local retailer, Vale Gardens Ltd, is celebrating ten years of growth, year on year. This multifaceted, Badsey based business focuses on supplying quality, branded goods and services to the rural community, all at competitive prices. Here, Owner Keith Wright outlines the secret of their success.

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Did You Know?

A HUGE RANGE OF QUALITY, RURAL PRODUCTS

Some businesses look pretty but lack substance - we could never be accused of that. Our formula is simple and we’re clear about what we do; offer a vast and varied range of rural products at great value prices. Whatever you need for your home, garden, farm or smallholding this season - from coal to compost, fencing to footwear, worming kits to wheelbarrow handles - we stock it or will order it in for you. If you can’t get to our Badsey store then call us or register at our easy-to-use website www.valegardens.co.uk and you will become eligible for free local delivery.

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A FRIENDLY, EXPERT TEAM

I founded Vale Gardens in 2002 and today we are a team of seven. We’re a friendly bunch of people and our attitude is that we’re here to help. You’ll find that, between us, we have a huge amount of practical (and in some cases obscure!) knowledge when it comes to anything to do with the countryside. Our showroom and shop are open Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 5.30pm.Come in and set us a challenge - if we can’t solve your problem we promise to find someone who can.

We are also main We offer a agents for Stihl, FREE HOME Snapper, WORDS: LISA LAMBON DELIVERY Masport and on all goods ordered in Viking. Does store, by phone or online your mower need within a 25 mile radius. a winter service? Call for more details For your convenience, we offer a free collection, repair & return service on all types of garden machinery.

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SPECIALIST ANIMAL SUPPLIES

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FREE LOCAL DELIVERY

If you’ve got a problem that is animal related we have the answer to it. We can help with all types of animal feeds, bedding and health products for pet owners, farmer & smallholders plus pesticides, footwear and practical clothing. I am SQP qualified meaning I have significant animal expertise and can dispense medicines for farm animals, horse, cats and dogs. If you like to buy in bulk, remember that we offer quantity discounts on five or more bags of Animal Feed.

Do you hate lugging home hefty bags of pet food, bedding or compost? Do you need regular supplies of coal, gas or smokeless fuels? Let us do the hard work for you. Our free, regular ‘milk round’ GARDEN MACHINERY SERVICES service makes life easy for customers who live within a 25 mile radius of Badsey. For Our services include a fully equipped efficiency, we deliver to different areas on Garden Machinery Workshop where we sell, service, repair & sharpen most different days of the week. Please see the map on brands of garden machinery including our website www.valegardens.co.uk or call Mowers, Ride On's, Garden Tractors, Chainsaws, 01386 831000 to find out more. We also offer a Brushcutters, Hedgetrimmers, and Stone Cutters. national Parcel & Pallet Delivery Service.

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L C Millar & Sons Ltd Building Contractors Est. 1970

Custom Built With Local Expertise       

Local Family Run Business for Over 40 Years Highly Experienced in All Aspects of Construction Specialists in Cotswold Stone Masonry Works Comprehensive Service from Design to Completion Extensions, Renovation & Alterations; Domestic & Commercial Groundworks, Drainage and Landscape Works NHBC Registered For New Build

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Locksmith ALWAYS AVAILABLE 24 hours a day 7 days a week  Emergency

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What Information are Criminals Interested In?

FRAUD & Identity Theft While crime remains relatively low locally, it’s sensible to remain vigilant when it comes to the security of your personal information. Here, West Mercia police provide a few simple tips to help keep you safe this winter.

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raud and identity theft is one of the fastest growing areas of crime and occurs when your personal information is used by someone else without your knowledge. While overall levels of crime remain low across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Worcestershire, the nature of modern technology and communications means that people can fall victim to criminals both here and in other parts of the world. Your identity and personal information are valuable to criminals. If they can find out your details, they can use your name to open bank accounts, get credit cards and loans or apply for state benefits and documents such as passports and driving licences. If your identity is stolen, you may have difficulty getting loans, credit cards or a mortgage until the matter is sorted out and you could also find yourself liable for

The key documents and information that criminals would like to get hold of are your:  Passport  Driving Licence  Bank account details cheque books, debits cards, receipts and statements  Credit card details cards, statements & receipts Other information can also be useful , such as dates of birth, home addresses and even the names of your next of kin. Much of this information is routinely posted by people on the internet - either during transactions with retailers or through social networking sites. It pays to think carefully about what you want to disclose online.

GOT AN ISSUE? Communities can play an active role in the fight against crime by providing us with valuable information about what is happening in your area. If you have any information or concerns you can raise them by:  calling 101 to speak to your local

police team  calling Crimestoppers on 0800

555111 to report information anonymously. You can also visit our website:

www.westmercia.police.uk


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