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ISSUE 50 JUL / AUG / SEP 2013


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Editor Lisa Lambon 01684 773135 Jasmine House, Bredons Norton, Glos, GL20 7EZ Published five times a year, The Bredon Directory has a minimum 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.

Hello... …and welcome to the summer issue. In many ways, our community is in flux; our high streets are changing and so are our churches, our health and education systems are being overhauled, and the economy remains a challenge, albeit that business has got easier for some. In such times we tend to take comfort in the familiar, reverting to traditional brands and values. We also get creative, thinking up fresh solutions with which to carve out a future. Sitting here, I love picking up the phone, and hearing news of them. How lucky we are to live in a place of real community, bound by organisations and relationships upon which we can all draw at different stages of our lives. So many threads weave together to make up this fabric but it’s all of them, taken together, which make this area such a special place to live. Some aspects of village life may seem humble, and being involved in them will not bring us any accolades, but without them, our lives, and our communities, would be so much poorer. So I care, for example, that Bredon Baby & Toddler group finds a new Chair. It’s where I met one of my dearest friends, occupied my kids on many a wet Wednesday morning and found support from other women also trying to be the best parent they could be. The contributions we make do not have to be huge or heroic to matter - after all, a single conversation can be life changing - all that matters is that we do contribute. Right now, someone is needed to help run Bredon Bay & Toddler Group could it be you?


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for Bredon Baby & Toddler Group A chance to meet children and their carers locally and to help provide a variety of activities, in a welcoming and friendly setting. Our group meets every Wednesday 10am - 12pm in term time. You would have the full support of our deputy chair, a committee of members and other parents/carers to share the workload. This is an unpaid, voluntary position. Please contact Louise Dadson on 07962 069591 or email

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Contents Local Life 11 Welcome 21 Puppy Talk with Folly Gardens Vets 23 Competition with The Roses 25 Local Cow Artist: Samantha Morris 28 Solar Hot Water with Vale Heating 33 Back On Track Expands Locally 38 Stay Safe with Johnston Scotia 49 Competition; Readers’ Photo Gallery 55 Wildlife Page: The Buzz of Bees 59 West Mercia Police: Festivals & Events 69 Your Money Saving Summer Vouchers 73 Index

Local Events 17 Pershore Plum Festival 2013 37 Dumbleton Fete 45 Bredon Fun Day 51 Fladbury Festival & Walkabout 63 Strensham Summer Concert 67 Great Comberton Flower Show

What can you save this summer? Vouchers p69– 72

Front cover image: © This page clockwise from the top; Fladbury Walkabout, Folly Gardens Vets, Dumbleton Cricket Club Fete, Pershore Plum Festival,

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Plum Festival Sunday 28th July to Monday 26th August 2013 Did you know that Pershore Plum Festival was Winner of Worcestershire’s Best Tourism Event and Festival Award 2011 and 2012? Pershore is going “plum crazy” again this summer as it turns the town purple throughout August to celebrate this special fruit. To book tickets, for more information and a full programme call

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Pershore Plum Festival 2013 The annual Pershore Plum Festival sees the town go “Plum Crazy.” Wychavon Tourism Information Officer and Chair of Pershore Plum Festival, Angela Tidmarsh, told us more. PRINCESS VICTORIA PLUM GARDEN PARTY Celebrate the start of the 2013 Plum Festival by attending this unique themed garden party at The Angel Hotel in Pershore on Sunday 28th July, where this year’s Plum Princess will be crowned.

PLUM TOURS The popular Plum Tours operated by Dudley’s Coaches and the Evesham Vale Tour Guides will be running on Thursday 8th, 15th and 22nd August and are a must for all plum enthusiasts.

PLUM FESTIVAL FINALE This year the Pershore Plum Festival extends its Bank Holiday entertainment to three “Plum crazy” days of events and activities on Saturday 24th to Monday 26th August. Pershore turns purple as it celebrates the fruit for which it is internationally FAMILY RACE NIGHT known. The Pershore Plum Festival The many attractions throughout Family Race night will take place the town are easily accessed by on Tuesday 30th July at over 20,000 people over the Bank Worcester Racecourse. Victorian Holiday. The retail market, shops, dress and the colour purple are the pubs and restaurants will be open focus of the day as well as the for you to indulge in plum Pershore Plum. products. A variety of craft and PLUM FESTIVAL LAUNCH DAY charity stalls selling plum goods Saturday 3rd August, the Grand will be found all over Plum Festival Opening in Plum Alley Bazaar and Plum Alley. The (Chapman Court). A unique Plum award winning farmers market experience will be available every situated in Broad Street will be a Saturday throughout August as real treat. Plum Alley will be providing a Pershore Abbey hosts a teddy number of plum sales, products, bear parachute and zip-wire tastings and advice. jumps, and visit Abbey Park for If culinary delights are your one of the largest collections of forte you won’t be disappointed. classic and vintage cars the region We have Pershore plum sausages, has ever seen. This year there will plum cheese, beer, pies, jams and be lots more children’s activities, plum soap on offer, to name just a such as the ‘Youth Bus’, fair rides few. Local horticultural experts and river boat cruises. Arts, crafts will be available to answer any and music will be well catered for plum questions and solve your in the Plum Parade. With so many plummy problems. Unique Plum plummy activities going on, an Festival merchandise will be on improved Park & Ride service is sale, and entertainment will be available on Bank Holiday provided throughout the month. Monday.

PLUM FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS Sunday 28 July Princess Victoria Plum Garden Party, The Angel Hotel, Pershore Every Saturday in August Plum Alley (Chapman Court), Pershore Town Centre Thursday 8, 15 & 22 August Plum Coach Tours Sat 24 Aug – Mon 26 August Plum Fayre Finale, Pershore Town Centre WHAT’S ON OFFER...  Huge variety of Plums  Plummy Foods  Plum Products  Gardeners Question Time  Pick Your Own Plums  Plum Alley  Plum Abbey  Plum Bazaar  Plum Fun Zone  Plum Parade  Plum Cruises  Plum Tours  Plum Food Village  Music, Dance & Comedy  Art Exhibition  Beer Festival  Shopping  Indoor Market  Family Races  Farmers Market  Tower Tours  Craft Stalls  Vintage Cars  and much more… To book tickets, for more information and a full programme of events call:

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past, this meant several ‘blind’ attempts to locate it, but we’ve invested in a video endoscope so that we can remove them more easily. As always, prevention is better than cure so I’ll be checking Muddy at least once a day. Please do the same with your dog.


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 All dogs, especially long haired breeds, should have their paws, toes & ears trimmed short in summer & autumn.  Every inch of your dog should be routinely checked for grass seeds after every walk. Take special care in between toes, around the ears, eyelids & lip folds where seeds get stuck.  Look out for head-shaking, pawlicking, frantic pawing of the ear & lethargy. Always seek treatment immediately.  Spread the word: tell your friends.

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t Vet School it’s drilled into us that, ‘common things are common.’ Grass seeds cause of one of the most painful, distressing and expensive conditions affecting dogs. All breeds are susceptible, especially if walked in meadows or woodland, but Spaniel breeds like Muddy, Jack Russells and Westies are particularly vulnerable because of their hairy ears and feet. Grass seeds are evolved to be distributed. Their minute size and barbed shape means they easily attach themselves to fur and travel only one way. Often, a seed will embed itself between the toes, penetrate the skin, then burrow deep into the sensitive tissues of

the foot, resulting in extreme pain, discomfort, infection and lameness. Time and vigilance are of the essence as the longer a grass seed is left untreated, the more likely it is to track up the paw, armpit, ear, or groin. We’ve removed grass seeds from dog’s chests months after the, "grass seed season." We have found them in muscles, buried deep within the abdomen, and even in the liver! They can be a huge problem. Sometimes, they remain shallow and can be easily pulled out but usually, heavy sedation or general anaesthetic is required. The seed is often invisible on X-rays so in the

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MUCH MORE Solar water systems can generate between 50-60% of domestic hot water,* using radiation from the sun. We found out more from Brian Marshall, Director of Vale Heating & Plumbing Ltd, which has been trading in Pershore for over 20 years.

boiler or immersion heater in the colder months when there is not as much sunlight. Solar systems work on light, so are effective if it is bright; it does not need to be hot. For example, you will still get hot water on a crisp snowy day.

WHAT SYSTEM DO YOU RECOMMEND? We usually install Vaillant, a reputable manufacturer which offers domestic and commercial solutions using a highly efficient HOW DOES SOLAR HOT WATER WORK? ‘plug and play’ kit. There are two options for the Solar water heating systems can generate between roof panels; vacuum tube collectors and flat plate 50-60% of your hot water* using radiation from collectors. We tend to use the former as they are the sun through a panel which is often installed on darker in colour and produce less glare so are the roof of your home. Ideally placed on a fully arguably more aesthetically pleasing. The south facing slope, they also work on other installation process is quick, easy and reliable, orientations such as south east or south west. taking just two or three days. Most conventional Alternatively, they can be mounted on frames hot water heating systems are compatible with placed on a flat roof or on the ground. The panels Vaillant’s solar systems but if you have a have to be angled between 20 and 50 degrees to combination (combi) boiler without a storage tank maximise their exposure to the sun’s rays which then your current system may need upgrading. are used to heat water stored in a tank. DO I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? There should also be no planning issues involved It means you get a significant amount of hot water with installing solar panels, but it is always generated for free, making savings on your advisable to contact the relevant authorities if energy bills. The saving generated will vary your property is listed or in a Conservation Area. depending upon the size of your home, the size of WHY USE VALE HEATING & PLUMBING? your solar water heating system and the amount of sunlight received but some householders have Over twenty years of trading we have acquired a huge amount of experience in all aspects of been known to reduce their annual energy bills heating, plumbing, bathrooms and solar energy. by up to 60%.* You would also reduce your With a team of ten engineers and several friendly carbon footprint. Of course, this has to be support staff we will help you select products best balanced against the cost of installation but an suited to your lifestyle and budget then manage increased number of householders are investing all aspects of the installation. All our fitters, and we’re receiving great feedback from customers. I made the decision to install a system plumbers and electricians are fully qualified and employed by the company with no subin my own home and it is working well for us, especially as interest rates on savings are so low. contractors used. Whatever you purchase, you will get an expert fitting, guaranteed. BUT IT’S HARDLY EVER SUNNY… Readers are offered a FREE Solar Survey plus A solar system will provide you with hot water 10% off boiler servicing booked by 31/8/13. throughout the year and can be backed up by a * Estimate only; each installation will vary according to it’s particular characteristics


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BACK ON TRACK EXPANDS Having practiced from two centres in Worcestershire since 2004, Back on Track Chiropractic is expanding and will now be exclusively based at The Acupuncture Clinic, Kemerton. We found out more from founder Sarah Smith. Why are you now moving delighted that solely to a Kemerton practice? I can now be

My heart has always been in Kemerton. Having been brought up in Beckford, I have strong family ties in this area and always wanted to establish myself in a clinic in a rural setting. My Worcester practice allowed me the time to build Kemerton into the busy, thriving practice that it is today. I’m

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based solely there, closer to home in a beautiful, relaxed setting which is great for patients and myself. What advantages will a single Kemerton base bring?

Having qualified in 2004 the demand for McTimoney chiropractic has only grown and, even through the recession, my business has expanded. As a result, I’m delighted that my friend and colleague Andy Mackinnon-Little, who has worked for me over the past year at my Worcester base, will also be joining me one day a week. Andy is an excellent

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Chiropractor. With his help and just one clinic to organise, I can be more efficient. What ages do you treat?

All ages; my youngest patient was just four days old. Treating patients at this age is particularly rewarding as it means it’s possible to prevent issues occurring rather than waiting for them to happen. I’m keen to see as many children as possible and develop this as a specialist area of work for the future.

INTRODUCING CHIROPRACTOR Andy Mackinnon-Little Chiropractic continues to build its appeal as its success grows. Research is constantly ongoing to prove its value, both in a medical setting and as a preventative strategy for hectic, modern day lifestyles. We provide help with acute and chronic joint issues such as low back pain and neck conditions but also offer advice with regard to posture, exercise and rehabilitation. If you want to book a session or want to find out more about McTimoney Chiropractic please call us on 01386 725461 or 07900 184131.


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ATTENTION TO DETAIL Specialising in period properties and Cotswold stone buildings, we have completed around 30 projects in the last five years. As craftsmen and members of the Federation of Master Builders, we enjoy giving attention to detail to personalise and add value to your home. Study the photos here and visit our website to appreciate the care we take over design, materials and construction to always .

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Dumbleton Fete BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 26TH AUGUST 2-5PM Dumbleton Fete is a popular Bank Holiday destination set in a picturesque village beside the Cricket Pavilion. Matthew Venner reveals what’s on offer at this years’ event. Cricket Week Festival 29th July to 1st Aug We have four ‘day’ games starting with the MCC on 29th. Each include a player’s lunch & light tea; guest meals are available at £15pp. An excellent opportunity to have a relaxed lunch at the club, in a convivial atmosphere, while hopefully enjoying the sunshine and cricket. Book individual tickets or tables for 8 or 10 via Richard Simpson on 07980 600241 or email


or many years now Dumbleton Cricket Club has played host to one of the finest village fetes in the area. It’s a great place to meet up with friends and this year promises to be better than ever. Set in picturesque parkland, surrounded by magnificent trees in our tranquil, welcoming village, the fete offers a fantastic afternoon for all the family. Be sure to arrive promptly for the infamous Bottle, Book and Bric-a-brac stalls! For the children we have games, face painting, Punch and Judy, bouncy castles, swingboats, skittles and, if we’re lucky, a fire engine. Adults can take a turn at laser clay pigeon shooting or archery and enjoy various countryside demonstrations such as gun dogs and flyfishing. Alternatively, you can simply wander around the

varied stalls which will be on offer. All this enjoyment can be washed down with a traditional cream tea or hog roast bap plus a pint or glass of wine from the bar. The best part of all is that the admission is free. All proceeds go towards the running of the Cricket Club for the benefit of the village and local communities and the purchase of much needed equipment for the juniors. We hope to see you all here on August Bank Holiday Monday. If you have some wares to peddle or want to run a charitable stall then please contact Matt Venner on 07779 665816 regarding a pitch. Find the fete at Dairy Lane, Dumbleton, Nr Evesham WR11 7TP, signposted from the A46. For all enquiries please call Matthew Venner: 07779 665816.


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veryone is welcome to the 2013 Bredon Fun Day, which will take place on Bredon Playing Fields, Main Rd, Bredon GL20 7QN on Sunday 14th July. This year we are taking the circus as our theme. The fun will begin with a parade from Bredon Hancock’s First School at 11.30am, arriving at the playing fields for the opening ceremony at 12noon. Following the success of last year's 'Try 5' we will again have a wide range of activities on offer, including sports and crafts. Wychavon District Council are bringing along a climbing wall and some circus skills equipment. All members of the family will have something to do: as well as a bouncy slide, drumming and face painting there will be several stalls including jewellery making, books, a bbq and a tombola.

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ur village event has become a Vale of Evesham tradition. This year we are hoping for good weather, as last year we were very much affected by rain. The Walkabout Committee is also under new Chairmanship and we are taking the opportunity to review all activities, see what works well, invite new ideas and make improvements. Your comments are welcome; email One change already made is that

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ot all bees are bumble bees. There are around 250 species of bee in the UK, only 24 of which are of the bumble variety - but they’re all as busy as, well, bees. Take the Wool Carder Bee. Somewhere in a garden near you there will be one stripping the fluff off leaves, especially from Lamb’s Ear plants. Distinct by their yellow markings, the Wool Carder Bee belongs to the leaf-cutter species, all of whom use their jaws to cut leaves, petals and fluff from plants to construct and line their nests. Using their mandibles, they tease out individual hairs of plant before tamping them down; it’s how they got their name! In the course of their work the males aggressively guard both the females and suitable nectaring

plants, even dive-bombing other bees. The females make nests in existing cavities like hollow stems, crevices in masonry and soil etc. Of course, there are many ways you can help bees. Make sure you’ve got plenty of nectar-rich plants in your garden – from early blossoming orchard trees to alliums, lavender, heather and penstemon; the more you plant, the more you will attract. As well as Lamb’s Ear plants, leaf-cutters will appreciate roses and azaleas. Why not buy a bee hotel - shown left - or make your own from short hollow bamboo sticks tied together and hung on your garden fence or shed? With our ever-changeable weather and continued changing land-use, bees are in trouble and need all the help you can give them!

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An invitation to this traditional village summer event with Pam Gough.


he villages of Lower and Upper Strensham invite you to an evening of food, fun and ‘fabulous’ live music on Saturday September 14th. For the second year running, we are combining our traditional village show with an outdoor concert featuring live music from the Fabulous Boogie Boys. If you've not been lucky enough to see them before, you won’t want to miss them live. Their great mixture of Swing Jazz, Rock and Roll and Jive will

have you dancing all evening! As well as one of the most entertaining jazz bands in the area, there will be a BBQ, bar, bouncy castle, traditional games, trade stalls and a grand raffle. At 4:00pm the Village Hall will open it’s doors for everyone to see the local exhibitions including children’s crafts and creations and a great selection of local chutneys, jams, cakes, produce and photography. The Strensham playing field gates open at 4:30pm with live music starting at 6pm. Please join us!

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01684 591138 07974 783472 (24 hrs)

Unit A & B Grove House Yard, Tewkesbury Rd, Upton on Severn WR8 OPW

Trade and DIY Welcome

BUILD IT FOR LESS AT BPS OFFER! John Grimes Sturdy Gold 6x6’ Lap Panels now at your No.1 Independent Builders Merchants £19.70 each incl. VAT delv’d locally*

Look! 450x450mm Bradstone Utility Peak Riven Slab £3.02 each incl VAT & local delivery

Come in & see our fantastic Offers!

*Offers are available whilst stocks last

All your building trade & DIY needs! Sigma Close, Shannon Way, Tewkesbury, GL20 8ND

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PLEATED, HONEYCOMB or VENETIAN Pleated • Romans • Rollers • Verticals • Venetian for all windows and conservatories

MEASURED AND FITTED FREE Full range Velux blinds


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Call Dave for a FREE quote 01684 772261 / 07957 585790 OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE

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Fencing • Turfing • Decking • Patio Laying • Groundworks inc. Levelling & Terracing Tree Surgery • Ground Maintenance • Block Paving • Top Soil For Sale For further information on any of the above, or a free quotation, please contact Simon Rose

Tel : 01242 269960

Mob : 07739 968032 Printed by Warwick Printing Co. Ltd, Caswell Rd, Leamington Spa, Warks, CV31 1QD



OFFER! MOT & Minor Service from £116.00 incl. VAT with this voucher T’s & C’s apply Ends 30/09/13

Mobile Servicing & Repairs at Your Home or Workplace Mobile Valeting from £20 Local Home Start & Recovery Tyres, Exhausts & Batteries Qualified to Level 3 Insurance & References Very Competitive Prices

Call Ali today on:

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AGP...all round excellent service, highly recommended.


67th Great Comberton Flower Show Brailes Orchard, Great Comberton, Pershore WR10 3DT 2pm Saturday 24th August 2013

Free Skittles for Family of 5! Quote this Directory plus

Cups & Prizes for Home Grown Produce Entry form on website

The Great Comberton Show was first held in 1946 with the objective of helping to purchase the school, now the Village Hall, from the Ministry of Education. Held annually since (with just one cancellation in 1967) this traditional show thrives. In the morning entries for the produce are judged and cups awarded then the fete opens at 2pm. Chair Suzanne Hamilton explains.


e are proud to be one of the longest running village and produce shows, well supported by local families. The Show provides the village with its main social event of the year. If you love home grown produce, our centrepiece is the Traditional Marquee full of Fruit, Veg, Wine, Cookery and Preserves, Crafts, Photographs, Floral art, Children’s and Teen’s fun classes. There is always friendly banter to be heard about

who has the longest carrot, the tastiest home brew or the most unusual vegetable creature. Visit our website to download an entry form; there are many prizes and cups to be won. You may just prefer to meet up with friends and watch the activities whilst enjoying some refreshments. There is plenty to entertain all the family; Classic Car competition, Novelty Dog show, Plank Plodding, Egg Throwing championship, Face

Painting, Casino, Skittles, Coconut Shy and fun games. Tasty Teas are served by the village ladies plus there’s a BBQ and Ice Creams. Visit our village run Bar serving wine, beer and local beverages such as the renowned Plum Jerkin, as mentioned on BBC Hereford and Worcester. We also have a variety of displays from Birds of Prey, Bees and Wood Turning to traditional music provided by the bell ringers and a Street Organ.

Adults £2, Children & Car Parking Free Proceeds to Village Hall, Church Funds & Others

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FREE £10 COSTA COFFEE GIFT CARD if you take out a Johnston Scotia HomeCare Plan by 30/09/13. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

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BUY 5 PERENNIAL PLANTS & GET 1 FREE at Blue Gecko, Eckington Until Until 30/9/13 30/11/11 Redeemable At

BLUE GECKO Tewkesbury Rd, Eckington, WR10 3DE 01386 751802 DELUXE BARBECUE BOX 20% OFF NOW £40.00 10 home-produced Aberdeen Angus Rump Steaks,10 Hillworth Farm Sausages, 10 Hillworth Farm Burgers, 10 Cajun Chicken Breasts, 1 x Pack of BBQ Ribs,1 x Pack of BBQ Chicken Wings. Plus Free Delivery on orders over £50. Ends 30/9/13 Redeemable At

HILLWORTH FARM MEATS Longdon, Tewkesbury 01684 593 411 or 07917 006400

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AGP AUTOSERVICE Bredon based Mobile Service 07583 181288

10% OFF CHIROPRACTIC with Andy Mackinnon-Little Ends 30/9/13 Redeemable At

BACK ON TRACK CHIROPRACTIC The Acupuncture Clinic, Park Farm Cottage, Kemerton, Glos GL20 7HY 01386 725461 or 07900 184131

HALF PRICE ‘Cloud 9’ CARPET UNDERLAY at Carpets Direct with this voucher Until 30/9/13 Redeemable At:

CARPETS DIRECT Unit 1 Newton Farm, Ashchurch, Tewkesbury GL20 7BE 01684 298542 / 07785 562170

3 FOR 2 ON ALL PLANTS, TREES & SHRUBS (cheapest free) from 1/7/13 to 30/9/13 with this voucher. One per customer. Valid for one use only. T’s & C’s apply. Redeemable At

TEWKESBURY GARDEN CENTRE The Mythe, Tewkesbury GL20 6EB 01684 293103


take out a Johnston Scotia HomeCare Plan by 30/10/13. Cannot be combined with other offers. Redeemable At

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MOT and minor service from £116.00

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IMPERIAL CARPET CARE Bredon based 01684 773900 or 07530 090 898

25% OFF GUTTER CLEARANCE for 2+houses Involve your neighbours! Until 30/9/13 Redeemable At

HANDY FINCHY 01386 881838 / 07716 355706

10% off Electrical Testing & Inspections Guide prices: 2 bedroom from £158+VAT 3 - 4 bedroom from £298+VAT subject to survey Ends 30/9/13 Redeemable At

BUZZ ELECTRICAL Cornmill Road, Evesham, WR11 2LL 01386 423600

FREE GARDEN DESIGN & GIFT* on initiation & completion of construction phase. Terms & Conditions apply. Ends 30/9/13 Redeemable At


new clients of Jane Fray Designs instructed by 30/9/13 Until 30/9/13 Redeemable At

JANE FRAY DESIGNS 01386 710260 07849 407003

NEW SOFTWOOD GARDEN RAILWAY SLEEPERS 8'x8"x4" £14+VAT Until 30/9/13 or while stocks last Redeemable At

COTSWOLD & VALE SUPPLIES LIMITED The Old Sawmill, Evesham Rd, Toddington GL54 5DF 01242 620 000

FREE Bottle of House Wine for

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GORGEOUS BEAUTY THERAPY Overbury, Nr Tewkesbury GL20 7NT 07866 070123

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25% OFF YOUR FIRST VISIT Ends 30/9/13 T’s & C’s apply, one discount per person. The management reserve the right to withdraw the offer at any time.

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Crofts@FollyGardens, FOLLY GARDENS Tewkesbury Town Site No1 Folly Gardens, Tewkesbury GL20 5QP Please call ahead for an appointment 01684 536840

Ends 30/9/13 Redeemable At:

THE CROWN INN, KEMERTON Kemerton, Glos GL20 7HP 01386 725020

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ASHBEE B & B Ashton under Hill, Nr Evesham 01386 881266 or 07767 205968

Ends 30/9/13 Present voucher at reception Redeemable At

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10% OFF Your First Dog Grooming at Crofts@FollyGardens

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Buy One Studio Session Gift Voucher £30 & Get a Second Half Price or Buy Two and Get the Third Free! Includes 1hr in the studio & a framed 10 x 8" image free per voucher. Buy by 30th September 2013. Valid for 6 months. Redeemable At

a family (max. 5). Quote this Directory Valid on Saturday 24th August 2013 Redeemable At

GREAT COMBERTON FLOWER SHOW Brailes Orchard, Gt. Comberton Pershore WR10 3DT 01386 710466

20% OFF A REPLACEMENT DOUBLE GLAZING UNIT SUPPLIED & FITTED Until 30/9/13 Please present voucher on survey Redeemable At

Your First Month’s Gym Membership Free when you


join for 12 mths at £29 pcm Ends 30/9/13 Redeemable At

GYM & TONIC Croft Water Park, Bredons Hardwick Nr Tewkesbury GL20 7EE 01684 772920

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UPTON GLASS & GLAZING LTD Unit A Grove House Yard, Tewkesbury Rd, Upton on Severn WR8 0PW 01684 591138

TIME LOCK PHOTOGRAPHY, PERSHORE 07748 180563 01386 861 383

Discounts on labour rates:10% for all or 15% for Senior Citizens Until 30/9/13 Redeemable At

AARDVARK LOCKSMITH 01684 869180 07920 198418 FREEPHONE 0800 0582 889

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GYM & TONIC Croft Water Park, Bredons Hardwick Nr Tewkesbury GL20 7EE 01684 772920

John Grimes Sturdy Gold Lap Fence Panels 6x6’ now £19.70 each incl. VAT delivered locally Ends: 30/9/13 or while stocks last Redeemable At

BPS Builders Merchants Sigma Close, Shannon Way, Tewkesbury GL20 8ND 01684 275545

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SPETCHLEY PARK GARDENS Spetchley, Worcester, WR5 1RS 01453 810 303

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GDS VEHICLE SERVICES Croft Farm Ind. Estate, Bredons Hardwick, Tewkesbury GL20 7EE 01684 290295 / 07786 033716


2 FOR 1 ENTRY OFFER 2 adults can visit the magnificent gardens at Spetchley Park for the price of 1. Please check opening hours. Offer only redeemable on days we are open to visitors & not at special events. Ends 30/9/13 Excls. Plant Fayres & all Special Events

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THE ROSES Sun Street Tewkesbury GL20 5NX 01684 295 074

Until 30/9/13

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10% OFF CAM BELT CHANGES quote this Directory

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STRENSHAM SUMMER CONCERT Tickets available on the door: Hill View Road, Upper Strensham WR8 9LJ Or email


PRO ELECTRICAL Bredon Based 07957 585790

Free Introductory Piano Lesson Until 30/9/13 Redeemable At

Simon Probert Piano 01684 292214

5% OFF DECORATING & GARDENING SERVICES plus no VAT to pay Until 30/9/13 Redeemable At

SPADES & LADDERS Call Alan Hainsworth 01242 675714 or 07857 928800 Email

GMHS Garden Machinery Unit 16 Highfield Business Park, (A38) Deerhurst Tewkesbury, Glos GL19 4BP 01684 299 995

FREE Solar Survey plus 10% OFF Boiler Services booked by 31/08/13 Redeemable At

VALE HEATING & PLUMBING Rear of 79 High St, Pershore WR10 1EU 01386 556215

20% Off when you buy 2 or more Chainsaw Chains Until 30/9/13 Redeemable At

GMHS Garden Machinery Unit 16 Highfield Business Park, (A38) Deerhurst Tewkesbury, Glos GL19 4BP 01684 299 995

450x450mm Bradstone Utility Peak Riven Slab £3.02 each inc VAT & local delivery

Ends: 30/9/13 or while stocks last Redeemable At

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FREE Grass Trimmer worth £139.99 with select Sanli mowers

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BUY 3 x COMPOST Clover Multi purpose 60L £10 (£4.25 each) or John Innes Enriched 75L £13.99 (£5.49 each) Ends 30/9/13 or while stocks last Redeemable At

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SPETCHLEY PARK 2 miles east of Worcester

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August 2013 A spectacular weekend of family entertainment. Re-enactors spanning 2000+ years bring history to life; living in tented camps, carrying out drills & simulating battles. Talk to Greek Hoplites, Viking warriors, Tudor doctors, English Civil war protagonists, Napoleonic musketeers, WW2 Tommies & members of the German Wehrmacht. Adults £7.50 Under 16’s £2.50 incl. access to the gardens. Sorry but no 2 for 1 offers, concessionary rates or HHA passes at this event.

01453 810303 * 2 adults for the price of 1 until 30/9/13 (but not valid for 17th & 18th August or other events)

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