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It’s all changed in our house since the boy left school. The other night, he and his mates, in all their finery, set off in a limo to their Prom party. He called later and said he was going to an after-prom house party, and could he drop by and pick up some booze on the way?! What could I say? He’s a good kid, worked hard, deserved a good night out and, most importantly, didn’t saddle us with hosting an after-prom party! We compromised on ½ a bottle of vodka – of which we managed to water down by 40% by the time he arrived. Early next morning we got a text; he’s at Asda having breakfast. This is all new ground for me, and it’s all a bit scary I don’t mind admitting. Perhaps you’re going through the same in your house? He’s loosening those wings, ready to fly. He is craving his independence like a man-boy possessed. He talks about working in the US or Canada, as though it’s just down the East Lancs. He demands I don’t ‘follow’ him on Twitter because he’ll block me. He desperately wants a summer job, but doesn’t want to work at Local Life. In every single way he strives to assert his new found independence…. except one. The other day I just mentioned that this forthcoming holiday might be his last holiday with us. From his indignant reaction you’d have thought that I had suggested that his fantasy football team was rubbish. Not until hell freezes over is he giving up these holidays! I got informed that as long as we’re going somewhere good, he’s with us, every step of the way. So we’re off to Rhyl next year! But before I shoot off on my jollies, I’ve an apology to make to the Chief Executive of Wigan Council for comments made in the June issue in an article by Cllr Gareth Fairhurst; the views of Cllr Fairhurst on this matter do not reflect the views of Local Life. Anyway, see you next time – hope you have a good summer!
In this issue Walking Festival Update A-maize-ing Mazes! Arabian Adventures That Sign – The Sequel New - Puzzle Corner! First and Last – Sir Peter Moores Money and Investment with Prosper Top Tax Tips from CMA Taste Test from the Wayfarer Hidden Gem – Worthington Lakes Win limited edition glass art wall panel! Test Drive - The CItroen DS5 Jack’s Tracks visits Haigh Angie’s Garden Diary What’s On Home Services Puzzle Answers Love Your Pets section Green and Clean’s Useful Numbers
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Four Standish men have managed to raise more than £1,700 for charity thanks to the generous donations from friends, family and local residents. In the last issue we checked in on Gary Lowton, Jonathan Belshaw, Neil Whittingham and Ben Gray as they were gearing up for the Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride – and after crossing the finishing line in style it seems all their hard work paid off!
A new Tai Chi class has begun in Standish. Tai Chi for Health for beginners aims to help regulars to lower blood pressure, reduce stress and learn relaxation techniques. The class runs on Thursday mornings between 1010.45am at the Standish Methodist Church on High Street. The cost of each session is £2.50; for more details contact Mandy on 07943 840257.
Despite the gloomy weather forecast the sun shone down on the 9,000 riders in the Manchester to Blackpool bike ride on Sunday 8th July. The gruelling 60-mile ride finished for the team at the South Promenade in Blackpool, with the more experienced cyclists even managing to cycle back to Standish!
Members of the Wigan and District Fuchsia Society are again looking forward to their annual show, which takes place this year on Saturday 11th August. Members of the public are invited along to the gathering, which takes place between 12-4.30pm at the United Reformed Church Hall, which is located behind the URC Church opposite the Co-Op in Church Street, Orrell.
Former Standish Councillor Neil Whittingham told Local Life, “We would just like to thank everybody for their kind donations and for the support we received on the day. The money will be split between two fantastic charities, Wigan & Leigh Hospice and the Alzheimer’s Society.” There is still time to sponsor the team so for more information please visit www.justgiving.com/ neilwhittingham or www.justgiving.com/ben-gray2
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There will be plants for sale, refreshments, a rafﬂe and tombola, and there will also be growers on hand to offer advice. The show will be judged by Dave Clark from Crosby; for more information, please contact 01695 720985 or 0151 4232979.
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Flower Arranging If you have ever marvelled at statuesque follower arrangements and wished that you had the capabilities to produce them yourself, you’ll be interested to hear that there is a series of Flower Arranging classes being held at Standish Library over the next few months. The sessions are held on Thursday 2nd August and then on the last Thursday of the month in August, September, October and November between 1-2.30pm and 2.45pm-4.15pm. There are limited places available so please contact Standish Library as soon as possible on 01257 400496 to book your place. Each session costs £6. Opening Hours Extend Aspull Library continues to go from strength to strength. With the ever increasing number of volunteers wishing to get involved and help support this valued community resource, they have extended their opening hours and are now open more hours for visitors to access the services provided. The new opening hours are Monday 10am-1pm, Tuesday 10am-12noon and 2pm-7pm, Thursday 10am4pm and Saturday 10am-1pm.
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Art Display Standish Art Group is holding an art exhibition in The Great House Information Centre in Lever Park, which is adjacent to the shores of Lower Rivington Reservoir until Sunday 12th August. Most of the paintings on display will be for sale. Opening times at the Great House are Wednesday to Sunday from 10.30am-4.30pm. Admission to the Great House is free and there are refreshments available in the Cafe on the ground ﬂoor of the Great House.
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Shining Stars Do you live in the Shevington area? Have you got a neighbour or friend who deserves some recognition for the work they do for the local community? Well, here’s your chance to reward them for the work they do by nominating them for an Achievement Award from Shevington and District Community Association. The group, a voluntary organisation whose members work to improve the quality of life for residents of Shevington, Shevington Vale, part of Appley Bridge, Shevington Moor, Standish Lower Ground and Crooke Village, has established annual achievement awards for residents of all ages residing within these communities. They would like to reward the shining stars of our community, people who care about others and work hard to make Shevington and District a better place to live. Nominations are invited from individuals and organisations, and the deadline to return your nomination is 30th September. Hard copy of the nominations are available from Shevington Library or you can request a copy via email from the group at shevingtonanddistrictcommunity_association@ hotmail.co.uk.
U3A The new Parbold, Newburgh and District U3A is developing nicely and the group has now organised regular Horizons meetings, for those who want to, well, broaden their horizons. The meetings are on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Parbold Village Hall between 1pm-3pm. Visitors can enrol for the new regular groups; Tai Chi, History, Singing for Fun, Walking, Bird Watching, Digital Photography, Computing for Beginners and Family History, with new groups of Bridge, French, Yoga and Art on the way. You can also find out about forthcoming events, lunches, excursions and theatre trips too. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 24th July so if you are interested in seeing what U3A can do for you, do pop along.
Patchwork Class A new Patchwork and Quilting Class is starting in September. You can pick up traditional skills and learn how to incorporate modern textile art techniques to produce a variety of projects. The classes are suitable for all; beginners and more experienced sewers are welcome. The monthly classes start on Saturday 22nd September at Parbold Village Hall; for more details call Michaela Smith on 01704 880548.
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Wednesday 1 August Lathom Circular Walk Meet at: Ruff Wood Time: 10.00am Distance: 6 miles Saturday 4 August Beacon Canal Loop Meet at: Ranger Station, Beacon Country Park Time: 10.00am Distance: 8 miles Monday 6 August Aughton Circular Meet at: Aughton Village Hall Time: 2.00pm Distance: 5 miles Tuesday 7 August Martin Mere to Burscough Interchange Meet at: Martin Mere Time: 10.00am Distance: 8 miles
Going Walkabout You can put your best foot forward and step out this summer with the help of the West Lancashire Rangers. This year’s walking festival, organised by West Lancashire Council, is back and will be better than ever! The organised walking events will run from Wednesday 1st until Wednesday 15th August. Whether you’re a single walker, in a group or with your family, this particular walking festival is a great way to sample some of the glorious countryside that is right on your doorstep. The Rangers have been working hard to coordinate a wide range of walks to suit all ages, abilities and interests. For all of the walks you are advised to wear sturdy footwear and clothing to suit the weather conditions. Your four-legged friends are also welcome just remember to bring a lead. Listed below are a selection of the longer walks from the festival – for a complete list please contact the Rangers on 01695 622794 or have a look at the website www.westlancsdc.gov.uk
Saturday 11 August Fairy Glen Circular Walk Meet at: the layby on A5209 Time: 10.00am Distance: 9 miles Monday 13 August Ormskirk Circular Walk Meet at: Coronation Park, Ormskirk Time: 10.00am Distance: 6 miles Tuesday 14 August Skem Circular Walk Meet at: Nye Bevan Time: 10.00am Wednesday 15 August Burscough Wetlands Walk Meet at: Platts Lane, Burscough Time: 10.00am Distance: 11 miles
Standish Summer Activities If you despair of ever tempting your child off the X-Box and out into the fresh air this summer, then there is plenty do in the Standish area! Councillor George Fairhurst and the Standish For You group have pulled together with various agencies to present an activity programme that will shift even the laziest of kids out from under your feet! For those kids into wheels in a big way, there will be a Ramp Riders Mobile Park at St Marie’s School between 12 noon and 3pm on the following dates; Weds 25th July, Weds 1st August, Fri 3rd August and Weds 8th, 15th and 29th of August. Everyone under 18 is welcome, so bring down your BMX bikes and skateboards and maybe you can pick up a trick or two! Cost per session is £2 – for further details please contact Chris Essex-Crosby on 01942 404983. If wheels aren’t your child’s ‘thing’ and they are happier with a ball at their feet, then check out the Standish Soccer School, which runs between 1.30-3pm on Friday 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th August at Standish Rec in Southlands Avenue, off Green Lane in Standish. These sessions are run by coaches from Wigan Athletic and are open to all age groups under 16. There’s no need to book – just turn up on the day. For more details please call George Fairhurst on 01257 407078. Library Closed Standish Library will be closing for one week during the summer holidays for internal refurbishment. The library will be closed from Monday 30th July and will re-open on Monday 6th August. You can return items to any library in the borough during the closure. For those who can’t do without library services, the nearest library is Shevington, which will open from Mondays and Fridays from 1-5pm, Wednesdays from 9.30am-7pm and Saturday from 9.30am-1pm.
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The PROBUS club of Standish is seeking new members. The club which is for retired or semi-retired men and women meets throughout the year on the second Tuesday of the month at the Crown at Worthington at 10.30am. During the year there are talks on subjects of interest to both ladies and gentlemen and a summer and a Christmas lunch. In addition usually 2 or 3 trips out a year are arranged , for those who wish to go. Planned for the near future are visits to the BBC’s new studios at Salford Quays and one in the Autumn to the Dalemain estate near Ullswater. Already this year a visit to the Yorkshire Dales has taken place. If you may be interested in joining the club come for a taster to any meeting on the second Tuesday of the month or for more information contact the secretary on 01257-424994.
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A date for your diary this summer is Saturday 4th August; the date of the Shevington and District Community Fete, which will take place on and around Shevington Recreation Ground from 11am4pm. The Fete will be a celebration of community and of community spirit, and is going to be a big day out for all the family! There are a variety of events being held on the day, including a craft fair, local heritage displays, children’s rides, sports events and the Shevington Gardening Club’s Annual Show. There will be a marquee with several local bands and musicians performing, and lots of stalls and attractions manned by local organisations and charities. To celebrate the Olympic Games, there will be a Social Sports Olympiad, which will include a children’s sports day with races and games, and medals to be won. The adults sports and activities will include a tug-o-war challenge, a wheelbarrow race, a welly throw, darts and dominoes competitions and more! The Shevington Gardening Club’s annual show will start at 1pm and have sections for vegetables, ﬂowers, domestic produce, art, photography, and also special classes for novices and for children. There will be several special Olympiad classes in the show, including ﬂower displays, cake decoration and sporting photography. These Olympic classes will be open to members and to non-members alike, and for these classes only, there
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Would you like to improve or develop your speaking skills? The ability and the confidence to speak well in public is a skill that many people wish for, but it isn’t something that everyone is born with. Standish Speakers Club has extended an appeal to Local Life readers to join them at the Club which starts again in September after a summer break. Whether you are preparing for a one off event such as
a wedding speech, or you acknowledge that you would like to improve your speaking skills in social situations, interviews or at work, the club are there to help you improve by providing a friendly and supportive setting in which you can acquire new speaking skills, gain selfconfidence, meet new people and have lots of fun. Many nervous people have joined the club, some of whom have never spoken in public before, and have become confident speakers who can face a room full of people, deliver a well prepared speech and come away feeling proud of themselves. If you’re interested in learning how to enjoy, as well as cope with, speaking in public please contact info@standishwiganspeakers. org.uk or take a look at the club’s website www. standishwiganspeakers.org.uk. Floral Appeal The Wigan Flower Club are promising a warm welcome for Local Life readers who enjoy ﬂoral art. The club meets on the third Wednesday of the month at St Michaels Hall in Shaw Street, Swinley and the evening starts at 7.15 pm. Floral arrangements are done by qualified NAFAS demonstrators .For further details, please email Elizabeth Scally at k.j.s.@blueyonder.co.uk.
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Are you one of the 75% of people who don’t even leave the house on a Sunday? If you’re looking for a good reason to break that cycle, then pop over to Parbold and take in a movie at the Parbold Picture House, a community cinema that runs on Sundays every fortnight throughout the year. The Picture House is based in the Arena auditorium at Parbold Village Hall, which boasts a big screen, HD digital projection and full surround sound. This Sunday (22nd July) at 7.00 pm is Hugo (U). This is the film that won 5 Oscars and 2 BAFTA’s this year and has been hailed as ‘A magical masterpiece’ by the Daily Mail. Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Ben Kingsley, Ray Winstone, Jude Law and Emily Mortimer, this is a gentle tale of warmth and depth about cinema itself. An orphan in a Paris Railway station, unlocks the secrets of a mechanical toy-maker. On Sunday 5th August at 7pm is Il Postine (U), a heartwarming tale of the pursuit of love and acceptance starring Phillippe Noiret and Massimo Troisi. A simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet. Rachel Weisz is the star of The Deep Blue Sea (12a), which is screened at Parbold on Sunday 19th August at 7pm. This is a British drama directed by Terence Davies and is based on the Terence Rattigan play. The wife of a judge is caught in a destructive love affair with an RAF pilot. Doors open 30 minutes before screenings and tea and coffee are available. All seats are just £3. For more details contact 01257 464533 or visit www.parbold.info.
Haigh Show This year’s Haigh Show takes place on Sunday 19th August at The Windmill Field in Copperas Lane, Haigh, running from 10am to 4pm. There’s lots of exciting activities for all the family, including Lancashire Hawks and Owls, a fun dog show, a parade of vintage tractors and Lancashire’s Holcombe Hunt will also be in attendance. Other attractions include a cattle parade, young farmers’ club activities, a tug of war and much more! Keeping in with the country theme, there will also be that most English of activities, a ploughing match! This is all in addition to the usual competitive classes for horse, cattle, sheep, poultry, rabbits and dogs. There will be a Farmers Market at the show and lots of trade stands too. If you own a business, then it’s not too late to apply for a trade stand on the show day. Visit the website www.haighshow.com, where you can apply online or you can also contact Mrs Southworth on 01942 832030 or email: email@example.com Competitions taking place on show day are open for anyone willing to compete and who knows; you could take home a trophy that night along with happy memories of your day at Haigh Show! You can print off a schedule of the show’s events from the website, www.haighshow.com, along with instructions on how to prepare and present your exhibit. Admission prices for the show are £7 for adults, £3 for children aged 5-12 and children under the age of 5 go free.
Tea Party The Wigan Fundraising Group for Marie Curie Cancer Care meets every 4 weeks or so, and are looking for help to raise much needed funds. The group have had some great success with fundraisers in the past year; ranging from barber shop choirs, tea parties, car boot sales to spectacular ladies events, and have raised over £10k. Marie Curie’s nurses are special; they bring much needed support to cancer sufferers and assistance to their families, and each £20 they raise pays for one hour of one to one care for a seriously ill person in the comfort and familiar surroundings of their own home. Summer is the tea party season and you can help raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care by holding a tea party in your own home. Get some friends together, bake a few cakes and put the kettle on. It can be as elaborate or simple as you wish; the important part is taking part and helping this worthy cause. If you feel that you can give a little time to either come along to our meetings or help with any of our fundraising activities call 0845 3052191 and leave your details; a member of the Wigan group will contact you with details for the group’s activities. Or alternatively you can sign up to the Blooming Great Tea Party via the charity’s website at www.mariecurie.org.uk.
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Amaizing Day Running around a farmer’s field might not be something you’ve thought about when it comes to family activities, but if you’re looking for a great day out this summer then look no further! If you haven’t clapped eyes on a maize maze before you will be amazed (pardon the pun!) at what a great adventure they can oﬀer for all the family!
Every year as the maize plants start to grow, temporary maize mazes pop up at farms around the area. Most farmers change the designs each year, giving visitors a new challenge, and the designs are often wild and wacky cartoon characters. Most of these farms have other attractions too, including hayrides, woodland walks, play areas, pedal gokarts, farm animals, tractor rides and more. This is our guide to the some of the best mazes for a great family day out...now go and get lost!
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The maze at Apple Jacks will be open from mid-July until the end of the school summer holidays. Covering the size of a football pitch you’ll have plenty of opportunities to lose your way! Other activities include Jack’s ball blast, archery, stilt walking, corn cannon, roller skating, racing zip wires and much more. The activities are suitable for 4-13 year olds, please check the website for prices and opening times. Apple Jacks Adventure Park, Stretton Road, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 4NW 01925 268495 www.applejacksfarm.co.uk
Brimstage Maize Maze The maze at Brimstage Hall is open from July 14th to September 9th and this year it is a three dimensional puzzle with bridges popping up all over the place. As you find your way around the maze you will discover clues and puzzles to help you get out. Other attractions include an outdoor adventure playground, pedal karts and Maizy Mooâ€™s Madhouse. Please check the website for prices and opening times. Brimstage Maze, Behind Brimstage Hall Courtyard, Brimstage Road, Brimstage, Wirral, CH63 6JA 07709 339490 www.gregorysfarm.co.uk
Singleton Maize Maze The maze at Mount Farm will be open from July 18th until 9th September; this yearâ€™s theme will be The Animal Games in honour of the Olympics. Also on offer is a large indoor play area with pedal go-karts, basketball, trampolines and pedal tractors. Please check the website for prices and opening times. Singleton Maize Maze, Mount Farm, Carr Lane, Singleton, Blackpool, FY6 8LG 01995 670381 www.singletonmaizemaze.co.uk
Red House Farm The Red House Farm maze will be in full swing from 14th July until 2nd September. There will be a new theme this year to commemorate the Olympics, plus all their regular activities. You can expect to find a barrel train ride, a straw mountain, trampolines and a climbing wall. Please check the website for prices and opening times. Red House Farm, Red House Lane, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 5RL 0161 941 3480 www.redhousefarm.co.uk
Lakeland Maze Farm Park The Lakeland Maze is open from mid-July until the beginning of September; there is also a mini maze especially for the younger visitors. Raines Hall Farm is a working farm so you can feed the animals, enjoy a trailer ride or have a go on the mini tractors. Please check the website for prices and opening times.
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Raines Hall Farm, Sedgwick, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 0JH 01539 561760 www.lakelandmaze.co.uk
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If you’ve been left looking after the kids this summer and you’re looking for stuff to do, you’ll be pleased to hear that the Wigan Arts and Heritage Services are hosting daily events especially for 4-11 year olds on most days in August. Two activities that are particularly worth a mention are ‘Fun and Games Aﬂoat’ and ‘Junk Modelling‘. ‘Fun and Games Aﬂoat’ takes place at in the Wigan Pier area on Wednesdays between 2-4pm, and children will visit the Trencherfield Mill steam engine and also have a session playing the games of yesteryear before boarding the Kittywake for a boat trip with craft activities, games and refreshments. The cost of these sessions is £5 per person. ‘Junk Modelling’ will take place in the Museum of Wigan Life on Thursdays between 1-2.30pm. Your child can become a recycling maestro by creating a masterpiece from assorted junk. There’s different theme each week, the only thing your child needs is his/her imagination! The cost of these sessions is £2.50 per child. For more details on summer activities, please call 01942 828128. Please note that booking is essential for these activities.
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