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ISSUE 48 MARCH - APRIL 2013

BREDON DIRECTORY

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CHARITY EVENTS

GARDEN Learn about local

WILDLIFE

Transform

YOUR HOME THIS SPRING HO MES

G ARDENS

F OO D

DRINK

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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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Village Green LANDSCAPING

Let us make your garden part of your home...  Patios & Decking  Ponds & Water Features  Fencing & Garden Structures  Groundworks & Drainage  Skilled, Reliable Craftsmen  Competitive Quotes

“We are really pleased with the end result, fantastic job” - Mr McH “Many thanks for doing such a fantastic job” - RC For a FREE quote please call Garry Webb A.N.C.H on:

07811 530446 01242 620931 Please mention The Bredon Directory when responding to adverts


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Want to Sell or Let?

Call now for your FREE Property Appraisal

01242 575805

From cottages to country houses we guarantee an exceptional service. Covering the following areas;Alderton, Alstone, Aston-on-Carrant, Beckford, Little Beckford, Bredon, Bredons Hardwick, Bredons Norton, Conderton, Great Washbourne, Kemerton, Kinsham, Overbury, Oxenton, Pamington, Teddington, Tredington and Westmancote

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


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Tel: 01386 831000

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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 & Bredons Norton Village Hall every Tuesday at 12 noon

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 The benefits of meditation are many: reduced stress and anxiety; deeper relaxation; improved concentration, calm and peaceful states of mind; real happiness and contentment for yourself. Within these Meditation practices you can find everything from simple relaxation techniques to inner peace.

Meditation Retreat Day Sat 27th April 10.30 - 4.30 £40 incl. lunch & refreshments

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 or to book a place, 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.

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Welcome... 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.

…to Spring. What a lovely phrase that is, with its promise of a vivid, fresh green world. A chance to start over. The idea of renewal has popped up repeatedly in the last few weeks. In many ways, 2012 was a difficult year and this period of austerity is not over yet. However, many local professionals report a growing number of people who are keen to move their projects forward, despite the challenges of the economy. Whether that means; moving house, committing to a charity challenge or renovating your back garden, we can help you access a range of local experts and organisations who can help. This issue, we have taken Homes and Gardens as our theme. We also bring you a regular new Competition in conjunction with The Roses. Our thanks go to the team there who are offering five lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to a show. Entering is easy so why not take two minutes to see if you can win? Be sure, also, to take a look at this season’s money-off vouchers, helping you to make savings where you can. Whatever you have planned this Spring, we’d like to know about your projects, events and new ideas; maybe we can help them gain ground? Keep in touch by calling me on 01684 773135 or emailing lisa@lifeinthevillage.co.uk Until next time...

Lisa THE

BREDON DIRECTORY

Editor Lisa Lambon


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Contents Competition, Offers & Index 13 WIN! A Pair of Tickets To The Roses 77 Your Money Saving Spring Offer Vouchers 81 Index

Your Home & Garden 18 How To Make Your Garden Work For You with Rune 35 25 Years of Property Letting with CGT Lettings 39 Legal Clinic: Moving House? 42 Compare Your Cover with Scott Johnston 49 Water Gardens in History with WaterStone 55 Keep Calm & Carry On Gardening 57 How Secure is Your Home with Aardvaak 61 30 Years of Expertise with Phil Eberlin of GMHS 67 New Premises for Carpets Direct 69 West Mercia Police: Heating & Oil Theft

Food, Health, Pets & Events 23 Puppy Talk with Brad Cooper of Folly Gardens 27 Celebrate at Brown’s Garden Restaurant 31 Colour Your Life with Meg Hanlon 41 Spetchley Park Gardens; New Season Opening 45 All New Look Gym and Tonic 46 Expanding Hospice with St Richard’s 50 Prince Henry’s High School Music Tour 53 Healthy Gardening with The Village Clinic 63 On The Blossom Trail with Wychavon 71 Wildlife Page: King of the Fishers 73 Spetchley Park Gardens For Your Wedding 75 Asparamadness with Wychavon Council

What Can You Save This Spring? Vouchers p77– 80 Front cover & Welcome Page image: © iStockphoto/ ElinaManninen. This page clockwise from the top; Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Folly Garden Vets, Spetchley Park Gardens, Prince Henry’s High School

Go ToAPage For WIN! Pair 60-63 of Tickets Winter Offer Vouchers See Competition p13


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What Will You Come Home To This Evening?

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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

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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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LOCAL FAMILY BUILDERS Our company consists of two generations of the same family with over 40 years of building experience. We employ experienced craftsmen to create high quality home extensions and conversions, period property renovations and new builds. Our outlook is fresh and modern. Combining time earned skills with up-to-date building methods, we will achieve your vision in a seamless, coordinated manner.

HIGH QUALITY DESIGN & BUILD We specialise in period properties and Cotswold stone buildings and have completed around 30 projects in the last five years. With a proven track record in all aspects of construction, traditional and contemporary, we pride ourselves in being able to meet any requirements and establishing long-term relationships. Please visit our website to view our portfolio and ask to see references.

FREE Architectural & Construction Appraisal on all contracts agreed by 30/4/13 plus a chance to win a ÂŁ500 John Lewis Voucher

Busy with work or living away? Using our network of local contacts, we will manage your project throughout, setting realistic expectations and providing accurate schedules and cash flow forecasts to ensure your project runs smoothly. We offer free initial advice, feasibility studies and detailed quotes. We do not hard sell and never compromise our standards. Get in touch today to see how we can help you.

Need Inspiration?

visit www.alderwoodconstruction.co.uk

email: info@alderwoodconstruction.co.uk

Call: 01242 621 190 Unit 5 Gamma, Orchard Industrial Estate, Toddington, GL54 5EB


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Company Promotion

How To Make Your Garden Work For You What would you like from your garden this summer? A well planned, professional design can help you achieve much more with your space, says Jonathan Siarl, Garden Designer with Rune. Here, he explains how, using a local project as an example.

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our garden is probably accessed from the house and a the largest space you third was to install a pond for own, but have you ever keeping Koi Carp. asked yourself whether it’s One way we fulfilled this brief working hard enough for you? was to incorporate a new series In these tricky economic of steps from the utility door to times, we all want to make the the top terrace, which improved most of our assets. What many access and created a sense of clients tell us is that investing in movement. We made the garden their outdoor space has hugely lighter by reducing the height of improved their lifestyle, the fencing, using large leaved, enabling them to better enjoy reflective plants, installing pale their leisure time, pursue their coloured paving materials and hobbies and have the pleasure of maximising the water, which a lovely view from the house all acts like a mirror to the sky. year round. With a combination of hard The pictures opposite show the landscaping and dense, mature finished results of one such planting we created a beautiful project. Our clients had recently garden, full of bold architectural moved house and wanted to and delicate plants that provide renovate their rear terraced garden. They had in mind a traditional, semi-formal style which would remain low maintenance. Their aim was to enhance the character of their property, inside and out, taking influence from both. Professionals in the design and build of beautiful gardens One wish was to make the 01905 841 405 garden look larger and be m: 07908 734 022 e: info@runelandscapedesign.co.uk brighter, another was to www.runelandscapedesign.co.uk create a seating area easily

interest all year round. This is now a garden that entices you to stay and wonder; a functional, liveable and emotional space. In order for any garden to flow, it must have a strong design; the soft landscaping must interact with the hard areas, the house, and its environment. It’s this that we consider our speciality at Rune. Our designs are characterised by full, lush plantings which will give an instant result and continue to develop over time. In order to understand your needs, Rune offers a free Garden Design Consultation at the start of the process during which we visit you at home and discuss your aims and needs. Over the years, we have created gardens for people with plots of five metres square upwards and managed all levels of budget. To see more examples of our work please visit our website where there are more case studies and a selection of testimonials. To book your FREE Design Consultation please call 01905 841405


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To book your FREE Design Consultation please call

01905 841405

Mr & Mrs E, Bishampton

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Rune were recommended to us & proved to be highly professional, tidy and reliable. We were so pleased with the results we used them again to design our front garden.


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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

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

01684 292214

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07825 841600 To advertise please call Lisa on 01684 773135 or visit www.lifeinthevillage.co.uk


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Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist Reduce Pain Increase Range of Motion Relax & Reduce Stress Therapies Include:  Clinical Massage  Aromatherapy  Indian Head

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 Websites also created and maintained

£5 OFF

Your First Treatment Quote this ad Ends 30/4/13

Elizabeth Butcher ACMT MICHT

07976 671461

 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.

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Treatments at: Queensmead, Bredon & Hits The Spot Natural Health & Back Care Centre, Corse

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Company Promotion

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breeders; a good one will let you see the mother, allow you to visit and be concerned about how you plan to integrate the dog into your family. Wishing you and your pet well,

Brad

Thinking of getting a puppy or rescue dog? Our services include:  FREE Pre Purchase Helpline & Clinics  FREE Post Purchase Advice & Support

4 WEEKS FREE Insurance with PetPlan for all new puppies registering with us Ends 31/12/13

Puppy Talk

at our complimentary Nurse Clinics

 Puppy Parties & Training Classes  One month FREE Insurance with PetPlan  Spread the cost of primary vaccinations, flea and worming treatment for your puppy plus receive excellent discounts off our services and products by joining our Folly Gardens Pet Health Plan

 Specialist Pet Food Nurse Counsellor  NEW! Dog Grooming Service

Expert Advice on caring for a puppy from Vet Brad Cooper of Folly Gardens, Tewkesbury and Bishops Cleeve.

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n December, after a lot of thinking, planning and preparation, my family were lucky to be joined by an eight week old Working Cocker Spaniel whom the boys have called, ‘Muddy.’ Our experience so far has been happy, if a bit manic. The thing I can most liken it to is bringing a new baby home and many of you will know what that means... Sadly, as a Vet, I see many dogs and owners who are not living happily ever after. Any dog, but especially a puppy that needs house training, requires a huge commitment of time, money and energy. So what’s the best way to ensure a successful result? Firstly, think, think and

think again. If you’ve not owned a dog before it’s probably more work than you imagine. Do your research, visit our website, then make an appointment at one of our complimentary Nurse Clinics where you can ask any questions and get expert prepurchase advice. Three things really matter; the initial and ongoing cost, the amount of exercise the dog will need and the suitability of the breed to your lifestyle. A bored, housebound dog is more likely to misbehave and this is when problems come in. Consider re-homing an older dog from a Rescue Centre or ask us for a list of reputable

All Clinics By Appointment Mon-Fri 8.30 - 6.30 Saturday Bishops Cleeve 9.00 - 12.00 Saturday Tewkesbury sites 8.30 - 1.00 Complimentary Nurse Clinics

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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

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

High Quality Home Produced Beef, Pork & Lamb Our meat is reared on the slopes of Bredon Hill using traditional methods Local Poultry - Our Own Free Range Eggs - Local Veg & Produce Delicious Bread & Cakes - Local Honey, Jams & Pickles - Gifts & More Open Thursday & Friday 10am to 5pm & Saturday 10am to 4pm Also at Cheltenham Farmers Market 2nd & last Friday of each month

To Pre-Order please call Anne or Mick on 01684 772322 Please mention The Bredon Directory when responding to adverts


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Thinking About A Dog? Working with the charity Galway-SPCA we rehabilitate and rehome dogs on a 1:1 basis, providing ongoing support. We urgently need caring homes in the Bredon Hill area and would love to help you find your perfect match.

Contact us for more information Phone 01684 773459 email: dogshalfwayhouse@gmail.com Facebook group - Dogs Halfway House with: www.galway-spca.com

Making dog ownership rewarding To advertise please call Lisa on 01684 773135 or visit www.lifeinthevillage.co.uk


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ASHBEE Bed & Breakfast

Village Green K I T C H E N S

ROOM & BREAKFAST FOR £60 when you stay two nights or more Ends 30/04/13

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

Transform Your Kitchen

For a brochure please contact Jennifer on:

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“Keith, Andy & Garry provided a friendly & professional service that was outstanding… we have no hesitation in recommending Village Green Kitchens” ...NICK & BECCI

Weight Loss Weight Maintenance Irritable Bowel Syndrome Food Intolerances Diabetes Coeliac Disease plus many more...

Competitive Quotes Skilled, Reliable Craftsmen Fully Guaranteed Assured Start Date Also Bathrooms

For a FREE quote please call:

Andy: 07776 280997 Keith: 07977 923991

Julia Shambrook State Registered Dietitian

Office: 01386 852152

077888 14988

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Celebrate at...

BROWN’S GARDEN RESTAURANT at TEWKESBURY GARDEN CENTRE In celebration of their first anniversary, the team at Brown’s have recruited a trained chef and are offering a new range of services. We talked to, ‘Cheffy.’ What’s new? Over the past year, the restaurant has enjoyed increased visitor numbers following a complete refurbishment. We will now be serving a wider selection of substantial, homemade hot food such as pies, fish cakes and fresh salmon plus a Daily Specials board. All our ingredients are carefully sourced from local suppliers.

number of customers have asked for a small beer or glass of wine with their food. We are looking forward to being granted a license to sell alcohol, although customers can still bring their own. We will stock a range of local and speciality drinks to complement our dishes.

How about licensed drinks? In past months an increasing

Do you offer evening hire? Yes, so if you are looking for a venue for your committee meeting, team event or family function, we are conveniently located on the A38, Worcester Road, near Tewkesbury with lovely walks along the river nearby. Our restaurant mixes traditional wooden tables and padded chairs with leather tub

Breakfast & Coffee Light Lunches Afternoon Teas & Cakes Sunday Lunch

Fresh New Look! Pannini Fillings Homemade Pates/Terrines Traditional Hot Meals

3 Courses £15pp incl.

FREE Bottle of Wine for tables of 4 or more 2 courses no wine £12pp Booking Essential Quote this Directory

seats and lower tables for a relaxed dining experience. With modern facilities like air conditioning and free wi-fi, plus plenty of free parking, we are a comfortable choice all year round. The restaurant is available for evening hire for 20 or more people. From a simple buffet to a three course meal, we will create a menu to suit your budget. What’s coming next? Why not try our Mother’s Day Lunch with a free bottle of wine for tables of 4 as detailed above?

BROWN’S COFFEE SHOP

Daily Specials Board

TEWKESBURY GARDEN CENTRE

New Services! Drinks License Pending

Walkers and Cyclists Welcome - Parties with 24 Hrs Notice. Located just off the A38 with ample Free Parking

Themed Evening Events

01684 293103

Evening Function Hire

FREE Wi Fi

Worcester Rd, The Mythe, Tewkesbury GL20 6EB Company Promotion

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Mothers Day Lunch Offer!


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L C Millar & Sons Ltd Building Contractors Est. 1970

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

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Please contact us to discuss your project:

Eamonn Millar 07973 427040 or Lawrence Millar 07976 738705 Office 01386 725392 e-mail: millarandsons@btconnect.com ST. JUDE’S, KEMERTON, TEWKESBURY GL20 7JE


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Painter & Decorator Quality work by a Qualified Tradesman

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Want to

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Colour Your Life Meg Hanlon,

Image Consultant with colourmebeautiful, offers styling advice for women and men.

Knowing how to combine colours can give you a wider range of outfits with fewer clothes. Over waste too much money on time you will want to add to your clothes I don’t wear. How wardrobe. I can help you find can you help me? shops with colours and styles to Discovering your best colours will help you feel great, save time suit so you can put together a set of clothes in which all pieces when shopping and prevent expensive mistakes. During a 1½ work together. hour Colour Consultation you Who can benefit? will learn why certain colours Men and women, of all ages. work well for you. Using a People often come when selection of fabrics in front of a something has triggered a change mirror, I’ll assess your colouring in their life, like weight loss or a and give you a handy set of new job. Friends or relatives swatches to take away and inspire often come together in advance of you when shopping. I can also a wedding or as a special treat. offer advice and tips on make-up What expertise do you have? and accessories. I had my own colours done in Does it mean that I’ll need to 2001, after having a baby, and it overhaul my wardrobe? boosted my confidence so much No, you’ll learn how to wear the that I retrained. I've since accrued colours you already have and a decade of experience and which combinations will make featured in Prima, Red and Good your wardrobe more versatile. Housekeeping magazines. I am

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• Colour & Style • Personal Shopping

also the style expert for BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester. Whatever your age or budget, I can help you find your most flattering colours so you will look and feel fabulous, every day.

• Make Up Lessons • Wardrobe Weeding

Meg Hanlon, Leading Image Consultant

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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

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Mothering Sunday Sunday 10th March Homemade Spring Onion & Sweet Corn Soup Crusty Bread

Grilled Portabello Mushroom Red Leicester Rarebit

Sand Crab Blini Crayfish Crème Fraiche

••• Roast Rib of Herefordshire Beef Yorkshire Pudding, Red Wine Gravy

Roast Leg Of Pork Apple & Sage Stuffing

Pan-Fried Seabass Fillets Dill Potato Rosti, Sweet Chili & Lemon Butter

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For All Bookings & Enquiries

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Letting property for

25 YEARS & counting With 25 years’ experience in property rental, CGT Lettings appreciate the needs of landlords and tenants. We talked to Anne Horton, Manager of the Tewkesbury branch. Call today or visit our website for a free guide to Letting & Renting

What’s different about CGT Lettings? Cheltenham, Gloucester, Quedgeley and Tewkesbury Residential Lettings (CGT) was established in 1987 and has rapidly expanded to become the Region's leading residential letting and property management company. Since opening the local office in 2002 we have remained a stable team and established long-standing relationships with many landlords and tenants. Our property rental portfolio has grown to over 300 units and, with new housing developments taking place around the area, this number is set to grow. How can you help landlords? We believe in offering a straightforward, honest and competent service, balancing the needs of landlords and tenants. Many of our landlords lead busy lives and letting out a property can seem a daunting and difficult project; we take care of any

I have dealt with numerous letting agents both as a landlord and a tenant, CGT Lettings.. is superior.

How is the local lettings market performing? The rental market is strong. This is linked to the change in the property market and also to the popularity of living in this area, with easy access to Cheltenham. Did you know the town recently came top in a survey to place the country’s 1,833 postcode areas in order of desirability, beating Mayfair, Chelsea and Kensington?

D.A concerns. Although there can, of course, be issues this is where a professional management team comes in; our staff have many, many years of experience in resolving problems. All tenants are professionally referenced and rental guarantees are obtained.

And how about tenants? You can view testimonials from many satisfied tenants on our website. What they appreciate most is an efficient, good value service with clear lines of communication and prompt attention given to any maintenance issues. What professional standards do you work to? We are proud licensed members of ARLA. Our company is fully bonded and audited; our staff are fully qualified and their training is ongoing.

Want to Let or Rent? Call today or visit our website for more details on becoming a Landlord or Tenant

01684 850350

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

Quality hand-crafted furniture made to order Period & modern designs Custom-built joinery & woodwork ~~~ Restoration & Repairs French Polishing ~~~ Wide selection of finest timbers & veneers

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 Household Repairs  Painting & Decorating  Gutter Clearance  Plastering, Rendering & Coving  Shelving & Furniture Assembly NO JOB TOO SMALL! Contact Kim Finch for a free no obligation quote:

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Modern design with classic appeal Choose L&L for Conservatories, Orangeries, Garden Rooms, Doors & Windows, Porches, Bifold doors, Secondary Glazing, Repairs & Cleaning Products

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Moving house can be a stressful and confusing time. Sylvia Gilham of QualitySolicitors Thomson & Bancks offers her advice.

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uying a property is one of the most important decisions you make. It should be an exciting Rachael Phythian (Pershore) experience but at times it can If you would like us to rachaelphythian@qualitysolicitors.com be confusing and frustrating. provide you with a full Our friendly and breakdown of the likely costs Jeremy Smith (Tewkesbury) approachable team of involved with moving home, jeremysmith@qualitysolicitors.com experienced conveyancers will then please contact us at one of Karen Dodd (Tewkesbury) guide you through the process our local offices by telephone, karendodd@qualitysolicitors.com of buying and selling your email or post. property. Sylvia Gillham (Pershore) Jamie Cook (Cheltenham) We aim to streamline the sylviagillham@qualitysolicitors.com jamiecook@qualitysolicitors.com legal process and ensure that your expectations of moving are met. Legal Expertise Tailored To Your Property Needs We will keep you informed at every Our Promises Tewkesbury Office stage using plain and 27 Church Street, GL20 5RH  Direct lawyer contact 01684 299633 simple English – not  Free first advice Pershore Office legal jargon. 37 High Street, WR10 1AH  No hidden costs Budgeting for your 01386 562000 legal matter is simple  Same day response Cheltenham Office – we promise ‘no  Saturday openings 9 Imperial Square, GL50 1QB hidden costs’ so no 01242 235250 unexpected bills or www.qualitysolicitors.com/tblaw nasty surprises. And if thomsonbancks@qualitysolicitors.com it helps, our first 0844 873 2550 (local rate number) consultation is free.

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Come & Join In! one of the world's fastest growing fitness programmes

Weekly Class in Bredon Village Hall: Monday 8.00-8.55pm Drop in or call for more details

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6.15 – 7.10pm Hill Centre Upton on Severn

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5.00 - 5.55pm (Children) 6.15-7.10pm (Adults) Wheatpieces Community Centre

10.00 – 10.55am Hill Centre Upton on Severn

6.00 - 6.55pm Twyning Village Hall

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6.15 – 7.10pm Gym & Tonic Croft Farm Park, Bredons Hardwick

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Visit our 16th Annual Specialist Plant Fair Sunday 21st April £5 11am –5pm

Spetchley Park Gardens … opening March 22nd Henry Berkeley launches the 2013 season.

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his Spring come and enjoy one of Britain’s best kept secrets, right on your doorstep! Surrounded by glorious countryside, the beautiful garden of Spetchley Park is virtually hidden from the road; you could be forgiven if you have missed it so far. Largely unaltered in the last century, this lovely 30 acre Victorian paradise, has been nurtured by successive generations of my family and remains a beautiful, unspoilt space. With good Disabled and Pushchair access, it’s a bolthole for family members of all ages to relax. Take a stroll through the winding paths of the grounds, play games in the wide open spaces or explore the deer park. Later, you can relish a delicious lunch or afternoon tea in the Old Laundry Tea Rooms If you are a gardener, Spetchley is fascinating, boasting an enviable collection of plant treasures from every corner of the globe, including one of the finest and biggest private collections of peonies. In March and April, clumps of wild primrose push up through sapphire carpets of crocus and give way to swathes of sunny daffodils. In summer, ancient borders of blowsy perennials and tender exotics create a palette of pink and red, later turning to fiery shades of orange and ochre.

From the first glimpse of the garden, across the magnolia-fringed Horse Pool, back round to the entrance through the Melon Yard with its delicious olives and pineapple-scented flowers, this is a garden of surprises. A place of contrasts, where formal clipped hedges, rose beds and sweeping lawns meet tumbling herbaceous borders and walls festooned with rampant climbers. Do take advantage of our offer to visit us soon. Remember too our Specialist Plant Fair on Sunday 21st April. DISCOUNT VOUCHER With over 30 nurseries to choose from and Children under 16 & Parking FREE bucket loads Gardens Open Friday March 22nd of advice for 2013 Offer excludes Special Event Days & Plant Fairs & ends 30/9/13 all your Opening Hours: 11am - 6pm Wednesday to horticultural Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays to 30/09/13, issues, it’s weekends only in October. Sorry no dogs allowed except Guide Dogs. Offer only the ideal redeemable on days we are open to visitors. way to start Just two miles east of this year’s Worcester, WR5 1RS gardening.

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Est. 32 Years Insuring Home Heating Systems Oil, LPG & Natural Gas

which is still a fair rate; many equipment they might need. customers tell us that even at this higher level, it’s much less than WHY SHOULD I TRUST THE QUALITY OF YOUR SERVICE? they have been paying out. Our team are all fully qualified, SO HOW CAN YOU OFFER THIS Gas Safe registered, heating Scott Johnston POLICY AT THIS PRICE? Managing engineers. Most modern heating It’s all about being local. We are systems use electrical switches Director at based in Bredon and 60% of our so today’s heating engineers Johnston workforce is located in this Scotia Ltd need to be trained in more than region. Our HomeCare Plan is just plumbing if they are to be Scott Johnston, M.D of Bredon only available to customers in effective at fault finding. WR and GL postcodes which We have trained 50% of our based plumbing and heating means we can limit our team in house; some of them company Johnston Scotia, has overheads. Obviously, the high started as Call Centre staff on received numerous telephone costs of fuel and labour means our Technical Helpline. We only calls this winter enquiring how we can offer a local insurance work to the highest standards his company can offer their policy at a better rate than we and are comfortable working HomeCare Plan at the current could nationally. with Oil & LPG, pressurised rate. We asked him to explain. WHAT OTHER BENEFITS COME systems, and all types of boiler. With three decades of experience £7.99 SEEMS LIKE A VERY LOW WITH HAVING LOCAL COVER? in all aspects of the industry, we Being local means that the RATE; WHERE’S THE CATCH? are often called upon to fix tricky logistics are easier for you and There really is no catch and for heating problems nationally. that reason there has been a huge us. You can pop into our office take up. We’re very grateful for to talk to us directly and being so DOES THE HOMECARE PLAN close at hand, we can promise a INCLUDE A BOILER SERVICE? ? all the local support. The inital speedy service. In 2011 we low fee, plus the £10 Costa Yes, once a year. Ideally, it invested in a new computer Coffee Card*, is simply our should be done in the summer. system which has helped us incentive for you to do the We would encourage you to get manage our flow of work. We paperwork. We realise that this into this pattern for two reasons: sort of domestic chore is rarely at supply spare parts to several so that you can be sure your large manufacturers, turning the top of anyone’s To Do list; central heating will work when over about £1.5 million of our offer is simply a way to you switch on in autumn and so bring it nearer to the top. After a products a year, so our engineers that we can prioritise urgent have ready access to any year the price rises to £16.99 breakdowns in winter. However, we will do it at any time, even if it’s due when you sign up. Dig Out Your Current Policy and

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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.

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Start your FREE 7 day Trial today and/or Refer a Friend and receive a Gym & Tonic hoodie when they sign up for 12 months Offer ends 30/4/13

All New Fitness Facilities at

New Look Gym & Tonic Gym & Tonic has had a facelift. Here, owner Chris Warren explains. Have you started 2013 with some fresh ideas? We have; by refurbishing, investing in new cardio equipment and a separate weights room, and setting up our new bootcamp and running club. Whatever your reasons for wanting to exercise, we invite you to try our new facilities in the stunning location of Croft Farm Water Park. Our aim is to provide a friendly environment to exercise in a safe, effective and enjoyable way. As a new member, we will ask you about your goals then design a programme to help you achieve them. We will advise you on how to use the machines, guide you around the gym and take you through your workout until you are confident to follow your personal training programme. We offer continuous ongoing support and with plenty of outdoor space you can vary your routine. Maybe you

will join us in our challenge to cycle the 3500 Tour de France route here at the club; it’s going to take the best part of a year. Why not visit our website to take a virtual tour of the gym, view videos and access training tips, then take us up on our Spring offer; a FREE 7 Day Trial. Our Facilities include:  NEW! Technogym Cardio Equipment incl. a HandBike  NEW! Weights Studio  NEW! BioSauna with Steam  NEW! Saturday Boot Camp  NEW! Running Club  Lakeside Running Route  Twice weekly Circuit Class  Sports Therapist  Training & Nutritional Advice  Excellent Disabled Access  Free Parking

As a Paralympic athlete, strength & conditioning is a key part of my training programme. Chris works 1:1 with me two to three times a week with results showing in improved stability, strength & stamina which is really showing in my performance on the track. I would recommend Chris at Gym & Tonic to everyone.

MEL NICHOLLS Wheelchair Racer Team GB

Call Chris today for more details

01684 772920 Open: Mon: 8am-7:30pm Tue-Thurs: 7am-9pm, Fri: 8am-8pm Sat: 10am-1pm, Sun: 8am-1pm

email: chris@gymandtonic.co.uk

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ST RICHARD’S Expanding hospice will improve care still further

Here: Architect’s Image Right: St Richard’s Hospice

Plans to redevelop and extend the In-patient Unit at St Richard’s Hospice will allow the charity to care for over a third more patients in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, in the future.

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he changes will also mean St Richard’s can improve the experiences of patients and their families by offering greater privacy in single rooms. The plans will see St Richard’s build four new bedrooms and change the configuration of existing rooms to give 13 single rooms and two double rooms. They are also building a second family sitting room, therapies room, satellite nurse station, IPU Manager's office, case conference room and doctor’s room. The project will cost £1.4m and after careful consideration St Richard’s feels able to embark on this development, particularly as the Department of Health (DOH) is awarding £60m to hospices in the UK for capital projects. The charity has applied for the maximum award of £750,000 and are optimistic that they will receive good news in March. The remaining funds will be met from some generous Gifts in Wills as well as from Grant Making Trusts and hospice reserves. Chief Executive Mark Jackson explained, “Our feedback from

patients and their families is always very positive but after a detailed survey we realised that changing to mainly single rooms will radically improve the privacy and dignity of a patient. “The increase in single bedrooms will enable us to care for more patients. The detailed audit carried out by the clinical staff suggests that we will be able to take up to 74 more admissions each year. The two double rooms will also be able to be sub divided into four single rooms if required. We are using the money wisely by building in the capacity to convert two more rooms to single rooms should the need arise in the future, giving us the potential capacity of caring for 19 patients.” Mr Jackson added, “Single rooms are more popular with patients and families and we believe our extra bed availability will help prevent inappropriate admissions to the NHS Acute or

Community Hospitals. Many of our patients’ conditions are very complex and we will be able to offer more compassionate, attentive and individual care.” One of the bedrooms will be a double-bedded family room so a patient and family members can stay together overnight. Building work is due to start in June for completion in April 2014. Mr Jackson said, “We are building for our future and thank everyone for your continued support.”

Reg. Charity No 515668

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k c Carpets Quality Modern & Traditional Carpets

 Surprisingly Competitive Prices  Choose At Home or In Store  In House Employed Fitters  Expert Personal Advice

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Have You Heard What People Are Saying About Us? If you would like more local business why not give us a call? We offer great value advertising, editorial and leaflet drops and have plenty of creative ideas to help you meet your goals. Our magazines are delivered door to door to the local villages five times a year. Call today to be included.

“I'm delighted as always with the response from The Bredon and The Avon & Severn Directories.” Sarah Booth , BACK ON TRACK, CHIROPRACTIC

“You are doing a fantastic job.” Rachel Berry POSITIVE EXCHANGE HYPNOTHERAPY

"I'm so pleased that I used the Life in the Village magazines. I set up a new meditation class in Bredon and wanted new people to attend. I placed a half page advert in two Directories and got a response instantly - two to three phone calls each week so far. With lots of interest locally, I'm hoping to set up even more new classes and expand my work in the area." Daniella Warner, SERENE SOUL

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Words: Lisa Lambon Photos this page: students performing at the 2013 Jazz Evening Opp. top left: Phill Bullas, Head of Music Top right & bottom: Italian Music Tour 2011

Prince Henry’s High School

music tour

Last term, the Music Department at Prince Henry’s High School, Evesham raised £2.5k towards their forthcoming Music Tour to Austria & Bavaria. Could your event benefit from their talent and support them?

H

e knows they can do it. Not everyone would share Phill Bullas’ confidence that a group of 60 state educated teenagers could sing sufficiently well to perform in Salzburg Cathedral, but on 21st July, a

group of 14-18 year olds from Prince Henry’s High School will do just that. It’s not a goal for the faint hearted; this prestigious venue is usually out of bounds to young people and amateurs, but having heard a CD recording, the authorities there have granted

permission. This summer sees the third tour that Prince Henry’s High School has undertaken in conjunction with Music Europa. In 2009 a group travelled to France and two years ago, they toured northern Italy, the highlight then being the opportunity to sing Mass at St Mark’s Basilica, Venice. “It requires me to be a tough taskmaster,” said Phill Bullas, “Week on week, a huge amount of energy and drive goes into multiple rehearsals which produce such a high standard of music at Prince Henry’s.” As Head of Music, he is supported by his deputy, Naomi Heywood and thirteen peripatetic assistants. 75 pupils are currently studying GCSE Music and 12 have gone


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CAN YOU HELP PRINCE HENRY’S HIGH SCHOOL RAISE FUNDS FOR THEIR MUSIC TOUR? People love to hear young people perform live. Why not invite a group of talented musicians to perform at your open day, fete, party or community event? PHHS Ensembles include...  Barber Shop  Barbie Shop  Big Band  Small Jazz Group  String Quartet  Chamber Choir  Massed Voices  Orchestra  CD’s available £7

on to A’ level. Of these, several are also taking Grade exams to the highest level. The results of such talent and commitment is well received by audiences; the popularity of their biannual musical and other events is such that the waiting list for the last Carol Concert ran to 70 names. The students are divided into various ensembles including Chamber Choir, Massed Voices, Orchestra, Big Band, Jazz Group, Barber and Barbie Shops. Membership overlaps and several of these groups are run by students bearing testimony to their musicality and motivation. Several students regularly perform at public and private

functions. Every year, the Jazz Group plays on the main stage at Upton Jazz Festival. For the last three years, 17 - 20 lads in the Barber Shop have performed in Sing Up at the Symphony Hall. Last Christmas, members of the Chamber Choir sang at the Chipping Campden Hotel and for local W.I groups. Funds raised are gratefully received and help offset the high cost of the tour which falls to parents. If you would like to support the 2013 Music Tour you can request a performance at your event in return for a generous donation. Please email Chris Jordan, details below, or call the office on 01386 765588.

To request a booking email Chris@princehenrys.worcs.sch.uk

The 2013 Music Tour takes place from 17th-24th July. 60 students, 5 staff & a van load of instruments will travel around Bavaria and Austria giving numerous free concerts in public venues and places of worship. Coming Soon...  Worcester Cathedral Saturday 27th April  Upton Jazz Festival Saturday 29th June


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healthy GARDENING

Sisters Sally Albutt, Podiatrist and Lucy Donnelly, Physiotherapist, opened The Village Clinic, Bishops Cleeve thirteen years ago. Every Spring they treat several patients with gardening related injuries. Here, they offer their advice.

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rthritis sufferers! Garden sensibly to avoid inflammation, swelling and pain. Gardening provides plenty of opportunities for healthy exercise in the fresh air but overdoing things can leave arthritic joints suffering from overuse. Make sure you follow the general guideline of ‘little and often’ as prolonged activity of a repetitive nature is not a good idea. The amount of exercise suitable will vary from one person to another but your own experience will tell you how to get the balance right.

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START WITH SHORT BURSTS OF ACTIVITY & STRETCH AFTERWARDS Already have some aches and pains? If so, just 20 minutes gardening is a good starting point. However, if you have been inactive for a while then begin with as little as five minutes and repeat. Sore afterwards? Stretch your joints the next day to avoid stiffness. Company Promotion

DID YOU KNOW? Physiotherapy can help anyone wishing to start gardening after a long break. It can help treat any aches and pains preventing you from gardening as well as injuries sustained as a result of gardening.

1.Change jobs frequently e.g. follow a short spell hoeing weeds with sitting and pricking out seedlings. 2.When carrying things, spread the load by using both your hands and arms. Hold items like a watering can up close to your body. 3.Plan jobs carefully, for instance, rather than filling a watering can from the tap and carrying it the length of the garden, bring the hose to where you are gardening and fill the watering can as you go. 4.Try to do a little gardening every day, rather than, “blitz,” it in one go. 5.Use kneeling pads.

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New Season!

KEEP CALM & CARRY ON GARDENING The team at Tewkesbury Garden Centre offer their advice

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012 was a challenging year for gardeners and who knows what the elements will bring this season? In the face of uncertainty, it’s all about clever gardening or rather, learning the tricks of the trade. With knowledge accumulated over 30 years, we can help you prepare for every gardening eventuality. Fed up with the spiralling cost of food? Last years’ rain adversely affected many crops, particularly root vegetables, which have hugely increased in price. This, plus the very real satisfaction linked to Growing Your Own, is creating an expanding number of people who are planting vegetables in their garden. Sure, the weather adds to the challenge but there is

a lot you can do to ensure you achieve a good crop, rain or shine. Sticking to proven cultivars produced by reputable growers like Suttons is one way. Another is to raise vegetables in containers, where you can easily regulate the amount of water and nutrients they receive. This March, why not have a go at planting potatoes in a potato sack? Like a tomato bag, its small size makes it ideal for a patio or balcony. Designed to provide the perfect environment for vigorous growth, it will also

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valuable portable property such as laptops, mobile phones or ipads safely out of sight. Anything I can do longer term? Keeping your property safe need not cost a fortune. Just a few preventative steps can make a huge difference to whether your home might be targeted or not. My advice is to think like a burglar; how might they enter your property and what would they be likely to take? A trained locksmith can conduct a review of your home or business security and advise you how to reinforce any weak points. Can my security affect my insurance policy?

Absolutely, always check the small print of your policy as most What’s your top security tip? insurance providers will stipulate Think carefully about where you a certain standard of lock. It keep your keys. Always store doesn't necessarily mean that you them out of view, preferably in a will have to change your locks locked cupboard or drawer, but failure to inform them could away from any doors or affect your premium and nullify windows. Similarly, store any claim you need to make.

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30 Years of Expertise This year, Phil Eberlin of GMHS Garden Machinery is celebrating three decades in business. We asked him for some tips for this growing season. What do you predict for the 2013 season?

With the water table being so high, and many people behind with their pruning schedule, the garden is going to grow very quickly once the warm weather comes. Be warned! This is a year when you will need to stay on top of your jobs. Now is the time to check, overhaul and sharpen all your equipment in preparation. We service and maintain all makes of mowers and garden machinery. All our work is guaranteed and with a large selection of spare parts in stock we can ensure a fast turn around, usually within the week.

which costs just £3 for five gallons. You simply put a measure in your fuel can each time and pour it into the system. It will help your engine start and also prevent gum deposits in your carburettor. Any tips on buying new garden products?

With 30 years in the industry, we have a huge amount of expert knowledge to help you choose the most suitable equipment for your needs. For instance, this year we are offering a lightweight, wheeled petrol strimmer £229, ideal for those with mobility problems. We only deal in top quality, sustainable goods and are agents for Oregon, Any advice for maintaining my machinery? market leader based in Tewkesbury, and many others. This Spring buy two plus Chainsaw chains Many of the problems we see are fuel related. and get 20% off the chains. Many gardeners don’t realise that fuel will go off Pop in, call Phil Eberlin on 01684 299995 or if stored in machinery for any length of time. The order online at www.gmhs.co.uk solution is to use an inexpensive fuel stabiliser

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Budding Blossom in the Vale

Spring Events in the Vale of Evesham March & April 2013 This Spring be sure to get out and enjoy the enchanting local Blossom by coach, bike or on foot. For more information about spring events and blossom related pursuits please contact Angela Tidmarsh on

01386 565373 or visit our website. Catch a glimpse of the blossom at:

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his spring why not lose yourself in the illustrious beauty of the Vale of Evesham Blossom? Now in its 30th year, the Blossom trail, voted 4th in the ‘Top Ten Wonders of Spring’ presents itself in full bloom, offering a fantastic spectacle for all. Blossom watchers are hopeful that the “buds” will be at their best in the weeks immediately before and after Easter. Keep your eyes open for the familiar yellow AA signs leading the way around the picturesque route – through villages and rolling countryside, criss-crossing the River Avon and along some of the prettiest roads and lanes in the country. The Blossom Trail is among five major blossom events on earth. To see the others you would have to travel as far as Japan and USA! The local trail offers people the opportunity to enjoy the route in their own time and way. So why not walk or cycle part of the route?

mind (although they can be enjoyed all year round). They are available to purchase from Wychavon District Council and local Tourist Information Centres at a cost of £2.95.

How To Moniter The Blossom Blossom time in the Vale simply must not be missed, but it only lasts a short time. If you want to plan your day out around the progress of the blooms you can get a glimpse of the blossom by visiting the website: www.blossom-trail.org.uk. For a free colour brochure incorporating the magnificent blossom, blossom related events and the finest of the Vale of Evesham contact Angela Tidmarsh on 01386 565373 (24Hrs).

Vale Coach Tours Don’t miss the Spring Time in the Vale Coach Tours, picking up at various locations throughout Worcestershire on Tuesday 9th, 16th & 23rd April. These popular guided tours are operated by Blossom Bikeaway Dudleys Coaches and the Evesham If you’re looking for some active Vale Tour Guides. Marvel at the family fun, why not join the sights of the apple and plum Blossom Bikeaway? Setting off orchards with a memorable trip that from Hampton Ferry, Evesham on highlights the best blossom Sunday 21st April, the Blossom viewpoints and provides an Bikeaway offers a choice of 4 historical, entertaining and great routes; 11, 16, 27 and 50 miles. It value day out. offers the perfect opportunity to For more details regarding pick up enjoy the beauty of the Vale and points and to book your seat, please help raise funds for the local St John contact Dudleys Coaches on 01386 Ambulance. 792206. For an entry form contact Angela Remember The Vale Trail Tidmarsh on 01386 565373. Once the blossom has finished, Blossom Trail Walks don’t forget to come back later in the year to experience the “Vale A treat for those of you who enjoy Trail,” a unique horticultural walking are the Blossom Trail journey throughout and a chance to Walks – a pack of three walks, discover ‘the fruits of the Blossom.’ especially devised with blossom in

YOUR SPRING HIGHLIGHTS AT A GLANCE... Blossom Bikeaway Cycle ride from Hampton Ferry, Evesham on Sunday 21st April: offering a choice of 4 routes; 11, 16, 27 and 50 miles. Have fun, keep fit and raise funds for St John Ambulance.For an entry form contact Angela Tidmarsh on 01386 565373. Blossom Trail Walks A pack of three walks, especially devised with blossom in mind (although they can be enjoyed at any other time during the year) are available to purchase from Wychavon District Council and local Tourist Information Centres at a cost of £2.95. Spring Time in the Vale Coach Tours Picking up at various locations throughout Worcestershire on Tuesday 9th, 16th & 23rd April these popular guided tours are operated by Dudleys Coaches and the Evesham Vale Tour Guides. To book please contact Dudleys Coaches on: 01386 792206


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New Premises For Greater Choice Richard Westwood of Carpets Direct has recently invested in a new Tewkesbury showroom to make it easier for you to view large samples of carpet before choosing. We found out more. What’s different about Carpets Direct? We set up 28 years ago as a local, independent family company which brings the shop to you. Over the years we have established an excellent reputation locally for supplying carpets and flooring, vinyls, laminates, Karndean, wood and natural flooring. With a huge amount of samples on our van, our service enables you to view all kinds of different flooring options in the actual room in which it will be laid. How will the new showroom benefit me? It means you can also view larger flooring samples to see what your choice will look like en masse. We have all the latest designs and colours to choose from. We also hold a lot of stock roll carpets and vinyl flooring direct from the manufacturers at half the usual price of ordering from the sample book. We offer a wide range of budget choices and offer extra discount if you

replace the flooring in your entire property. How can I be sure of a quality fitting job? We are a trusted family company which prides itself on customer satisfaction. We are very proud of what we do and much of our work is repeat business or comes from referrals. We are approved fitters accredited by the National Institute of Carpet and Floor Fitters, (NICF) a flooring equivalent to the Master Guilds and an approved Scotchguard agent. Customers tell us it’s the way we do business that separates us from the rest. From moving furniture, to taking up and disposing of your old carpet, to cutting doors in situ and vacuuming after fitting, we will make it all easy for you. Call Richard Westwood on 01684 298 542 or 07785 562170. Visit www.carpetsdirect.me.uk to find out more about your flooring choices.

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HEATING

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Do you use oil or diesel to heat your home? Theft from tanks is currently an issue locally. Here, West Mercia Police offer their advice.

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heft of heating and diesel oil has been a problem for many years and this crime often increases whenever the price of crude oil increases. A rise in the price of fuel at the petrol pump inevitably leads to a rise in the cost of heating oil. This makes oil an attractive proposition for thieves and they are now actively targeting fuel tanks at farms, transport depots and domestic properties in the Wychavon area. These tanks contain thousands of pounds worth of oil and it therefore makes good sense to take a few precautions to protect them.  Remember to check your tank's oil levels on a regular basis.  Where possible, install security lighting that covers your tank and the

immediate surrounding area. Put in place a cage to stop thieves being able to get access to the tank. If your tank is openly accessible to all, consider re-siting it to an area or building where it is better protected Be extra vigilant of tankers or large vehicles close to your property. Note down any suspicious vehicles' registration numbers and report them to the police. attention to the If your tank is located presence of your oil in an out-building, tank. ensure it is kept locked and secured at  Deter thieves from entering your all times. property by installing Remove any empty and using lockable containers or drums gates and by from the immediate maintaining area - they could draw

Secure your tank and remember to check your fuel levels regularly

boundaries and perimeter fencing.  Remote electronic oil level gauges are available which set off an audible alarm if the oil level suddenly drops or falls below a quarter full.

For more information please contact Pershore Rural South Local Policing Team: PC Sean Woods & PCSO Simon Williams on 0300 3333000 or via email: pershoreruralsouth.lpt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk To report information anonymously please contact crimestoppers on 0800 555111

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KING OF THE

Fishers

Words: Wendy Carter Photos: Karen Summers & Peter Preece

Local Kingfishers are vulnerable to to impress a female, male changes in the environment. Wendy kingfishers will spin the fish around Carter of WWT explains more. in order to present it to her head first. During the breeding season, here are few things more they perform a display flight whilst frustrating than walking along calling to each other. Together, a river and seeing a flash of colour, they will excavate a tunnel and a yet that’s usually all you get to see chamber in a riverbank, which they of Kingfishers. It’s just not enough will line with regurgitated fish to appreciate these magnificent bones for their six to seven eggs (it creatures. eventually gets so messy that the Kingfishers are found on most of adults will dive to wash themselves our watercourses in south after feeding their young). Worcestershire – from the Severn Kingfishers are vulnerable to and Avon to the smaller Bow, flooding, freezing and habitat Badsey and Piddle brooks. You can degradation such as pollution and often spot them as they shoot past, unsympathetic management of low and fast, over the water. When riverbanks; this is where you come hunting they usually sit on an in. From using phosphate-free overhanging branch - watching and washing liquids to ensuring that waiting for the perfect moment washing machines are plumbed before - bang! - they drop like a correctly and oil/septic tanks are bullet into the water then come up properly sealed, we can all help to with a fish or invertebrate. Prey is keep our water-courses clean so swallowed head first; when trying that kingfishers can thrive.

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Spetchley Park Gardens … for your Special Day Spetchley Park Gardens, voted one of the finest in England, provides an historic location for your wedding. Henry Berkeley explains more.

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ust two miles east of Worcester, Spetchley Park Gardens is a romantic and memorable setting for your wedding. Enter via the gates, pull into the drive, and you suddenly encounter this wonderful 1811 mansion, surrounded by far reaching, majestic views. The historic house provides an elegant back drop to any celebration. Marquee weddings are our speciality and for your ease, we have recently gone into partnership with one of the most popular and best marquee companies in the area. Our venue and marquee package includes all that you need, plus optional extras. At Spetchley, your marquee can be situated with a panoramic 360° view of the house, gardens, lake and deer park. With the Malvern Hills and Bredon Hill on the horizon you could not ask for a more secluded, peaceful spot to sit back, relax and enjoy the

day with your family and friends. Our 30 acres of garden offer plenty of space for you to enjoy and an enticing range of locations for your photographs. In order to relieve you of any worry, we also take care of your catering requirements. With links with three of the best suppliers in the county, we can advise on all types of reception, from small and intimate to larger, more formal affairs. All our suppliers come highly recommended and will ensure you enjoy a fantastic occasion, with memories to cherish forever. Whatever your budget, we can tailor a wedding package to suit your requirements and aspirations. Please call 01453 810 303 or visit our website to find out more.

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Asparamadness The Vale of Evesham invites you to join in the Asparamadness from St Georges Day on 23rd April until 23rd June.

DIARY DATES Tuesday 23rd April Great English Asparagus Run Wednesday 15th, 22nd, 29th May Asparabus Coach Tours Sunday 26th May Bretforton Silver Band Asparagus Auction Monday 27th May Asparagus Festival Family Fun Day Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June AsparaFest Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd June Evesham National Morris Weekend

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he Vale of Evesham is renowned for its production of asparagus or ‘gras.’ This year, plans for the British Asparagus Festival reach new heights with events old and new. St George’s day marks the launch with the famous Great English Asparagus Run. New for 2013 is the highly anticipated AsparaFest; a boutique festival providing an A – Z of weekend entertainment with a mix of magical music, the freshest of food, fascinating farm and county crafts, frolicsome fun, barrels of beer... and awesome asparagus! Taking place in the middle of the asparagus season on the 1st & 2nd June, AsparaFest offers many opportunities to savour this venerated veg. As well as freshly-cut, local asparagus, there’ll be a host of regional food and drink to suit your

palate, whatever your taste! For details visit www.asparafest.co.uk This year we welcome back the popular Asparabus Coach Tours on Wednesday 15th, 22nd & 29th May. Another returning event is the Bretforton Silver Band Asparagus Auction on Sunday 26 May, a long standing seasonal tradition held at the Fleece Inn courtyard. The Asparagus Festival Family Fun Day follows on Monday 27th May to provide kids’ entertainment, a real ale and cider tent, live music, Morris dancing and local produce stalls. The Evesham National Morris Weekend from 22nd to 23rd June concludes the celebrations with Real Ale, music and free entertainment on the river bank. For more information contact Angela Tidmarsh on 01386 565373.

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