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Issue 18

Street, Glastonbury

FEbruary 2013

& surrounding villages


Local Business A-Z Local Expert Pages Local notice board Local information

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From the editor Welcome to the February issue of LocalReach. The first signs that spring is just around the corner are starting to show – the shorter days and spring blooms are very welcome! Although February is a shorter month than most, there is lots to pack in – pancake day, valentine’s day and of course February half term for the children. If you are a local club, don’t forget to send me your news so I can give you some free editorial in future issues – LocalReach is the ideal way to reach over 8,500 residents in Street, Glastonbury and the surrounding villages. To advertise in LocalReach for Street & Glastonbury call us now on 01458 298278. I look forward to hearing from you LocalReach Community Editor 11589-PKitchens A6 2pp Landscape_Layout 1 06/03/2012 9:35am Page 1

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Musings from My Garden

By Martin Mudie Having spent most of January in hibernation - that being my personal contribution to the world’s need for energy conservation – February always comes as a delightful surprise. For me this month can be summed up in one word – snowdrops. In the last few years many gardens have increased their collections and it is always lovely to see these improving from year to year. Consult the local press for information – my own personal favourites are Glastonbury Abbey – Ford Abbey in Dorset and Heale House in Wiltshire. All very easily reached! If you would like to start a collection of your own now is the time to buy when the plants are growing. They like a well drained soil and can really be left to their own devices. On another note – if you have them – this is the month to prune buddleias. These are shrubs will flower in white, purple or red shades mainly in August when there is not always a lot of colour in the garden. By pruning now you ensure more flowers and stop them from taking over the garden. As well as the common varieties of ‘Davidii’ you can now get new smaller varieties called ’Buzz’, which are suitable for the patio and in pots. Finally – a number of the winter shrubs still blooming are scented and a great favourite of mine is the winter honeysuckle – Lonicera Fragrantissimum – try saying that through a mouthful of mince pie – yes I still have some in stock! It does need a large space but when established can be pruned all through the winter as cut flowers for the house. Happy Gardening


Annual Book Sale Street United Reformed Church, High Street, Street will hold its annual book sale on Saturday 23rd February between 10am and 2pm. Admission is free, and there highlights include 4 for £1 offers. Drinks and light refreshments will be available. Proceeds go to Christian Aid.

Walton Church On Saturday 9th February there will be a Pancake Morning from 11.30am until 1.30pm in Walton Village Hall. As well as a wide variety of sweet and savoury pancakes there will be cakes, tea and coffee on sale. Also included will be the very popular Bring and Buy Stall. Everyone is welcome.

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Mid Somerset Camera Club The Mid Somerset Camera Club meets every Tuesday evening at the Tor Leisure Centre, Glastonbury at 8.00pm until approximately 10.00 pm from September until May. The group follows an organised and varied programme which includes tuition, visiting, speakers, practical sessions and competitions. Typically the Club holds several exhibitions every year. There is a varied programme planned over the coming weeks: 5th February – Close up and Studio Portraiture Practical 12th February – David Titchener Salver and Best Newcomer – Club President David Titchener will be judging two competitions 19th February – 7.30pm – Steve Smith – Street Photography 26th February – Battle with Frome Wessex Club The Club is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Western Counties Photographic Federation. There are currently nearly 60 Members of varied age and ability joined by a common interest in photography. If you want to enjoy your photography in the company of other like-minded people, come and join. You can find out more by visiting the Club’s web site at www.midsomersetcameraclub.


The Methodist Church, Leigh Road, Sunday services - 10.30 am 3rd Rev. Tim Richards and Mrs. Janet Day - United Service at the United Reformed Church, High Street. 10th Mr. Rob Haskins. 17th Rev. Nick Lakin - Holy Communion. 24th Mrs. Janet Day - All Age Worship. Messy Church Wednesday 6th February - 3.30 - 5 pm. "Warm Hearts." Monthly Coffee morning and stalls Saturday 16th February - 10 am - 12 noon. Parent and Toddlers every Wednesday 2 - 3.30 pm. Wednesday Wives - alternate Wednesdays at 7.30 pm. 13th Games Evening 27th Pancake & Coffee Evening £1 per head

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Why can I see two of everything? When we look around we expect to see one of everything even though we have two eyes open. Our brain normally fuses the images from the two eyes and gives us single vision with binocular depth perception. So, what happens if we suddenly see two of everything? Double vision or diplopia is certainly disconcerting and even debilitating. If there are two images of everything, which is the “real one, which image do we believe”? Simple walking around can make a person with double vision feel unsteady and unbalanced and driving can be positively dangerous! The causes of double vision can range from the relatively minor, right through to the LIFE THREATENING and prompt investigation is required. ACES accredited Optometrists can investigate diplopia although the difficulty is that there is often nothing to actually physically see. Diplopia is caused in the main by the loss of control of eye movement resulting in eye misalignment and the production of two images. Loss of eye control will often be caused by something further back behind the eyes. Some of the serious causes may include stroke, aneurysm, brain tumour and infection.

Determining the cause is helped significantly by the information given to your Optometrist.. • When did the double vision start? • Have you hit your head, fallen, or been unconscious? • Is the double vision worse at the end of the day or when you're tired? • Have you had any other symptoms besides double vision? • Are the images side by side or one above the other? • Management of diplopia is initially concentrated around identifying and addressing the cause. Defective pupil reactions suggest a neurological cause and further tests such as scans may be required. An underlying systemic cause such as diabetes or blood pressure can be treated with medication and the diplopia may resolve over time. In some cases when diplopia is considered stable, special prisms incorporated into spectacle lenses can hold the eyes together and prevent the double vision. The advice is that if you experience new double vision and the cause is not obvious like too much “winter cheer”, you need to see an Optometrist promptly!

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February Highlights

In February at Strode Theatre, you’ll have to be quick off the mark to get your favourite seats to some of the busier events! Popular films like LES MISERABLES (1st – 7th Feb), Ben Affleck’s ARGO (8th Feb), THE HOBBIT (12th & 13th Feb) and GREAT EXPECTATIONS (21st Feb) are booking busily, and live events like the superb Michael Jackson tribute show FOREVER JACKSON (16th Feb) and the new illustrated talk by AutumnWatch presenter CHRIS PACKHAM (2nd March) are likely to sell out. See the whole season, and book online, at, or contact the Strode Theatre Box Office on 01458 442846 (Monday – Saturday 10am – 2pm). There is also an Archaeology Conference open to the public on Saturday 9th February – just £15 per person including lunch, tea & coffee. Plus a live transmission of Tchaikovsky’s opera EUGENE ONEGIN on 20th February

News In 2012 The Street Society worked with Philippa Threlfall to refurbish her original artwork - The Crispin Centre mural. This mural depicts local landmarks in ceramic, and is now restored to its former glory. Philippa will be giving a talk to the society on Tuesday 26th February entitled 50 Years of Mural Making at 7.30 in the Methodist Church Hall, Leigh Road. She will be making special reference to the newly refurbished Mid-Somerset Mural. Light refreshments will be provided before the talk. Non members are welcome at a charge of £2.00 per head. More details about the society and its aims and how to join can be found at www.

Save A Life Give Blood Give blood on Thursday 28th February 13.15 to 15.15 and 16.45 to 19.15, Salvation Army Hall, Goswell Road, Street. To make an appointment call 0300 123 2323

Are you looking for more business in 2013? We are a group of local business professionals in Wells and we are actively looking for more quality businesses to refer business to on a regular basis. If you are interested in meeting the group to see if its right for you please call us on 01749 649199 to arrange a visit, you will be assured a very warm welcome! The types of business types currently in our group are; Accountant, Independent Financial Advisor, Builder, Bookkeeping, Web Designer, Kitchen Fitter, Joiner, Business Coach, Electrician, Computer Support, Sign Maker & Video Production Services. Some of the business types we are looking for our group are; Printer, Solicitor, Graphic Designer, Mortgage Advisor, Photographer, Plumber, Painter and Decorator, Office Products, Bank, Security Systems, Travel Agent, Cleaner, General Insurance, Architect, Landscaper & Double Glazing.

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Thinking of moving home? You need an efficient, expert solicitor who is local to you. – by Jill Sinclair of Acorn Solicitors AS we head towards spring it is often a good time to think about moving home. But, as so many know, buying or selling a property is one of the most stressful things you will ever do. Dealing with the legalities of buying and selling properties is called Conveyancing - and that's where solicitors like Acorn Solicitors come in. Appointing a Solicitor who is experienced in Conveyancing can make the difference between a smooth transaction and a deal falling through. Buying or selling a property can flag up lots of queries and sometimes answers are needed quickly. That is where local Solicitors who have knowledge of the area are so important. Many firms advertise for Conveyancing

services online or give cheap quotes. These are never as cheap as they sound, with hidden costs, and the firms will be well out of the area and not able to be contacted easily. Acorn Solicitors are local to you and accessible on the High Street. We can see you in an evening or at home, if you cannot get into the office during normal office hours. We love using email and will always speak to you when you call or ring you back as soon as we can. We want to make your move as stress free as possible. For more information on Acorn and the legal services we provide call the Street Office on 01458 441507 or the Taunton Office on 01823 273010, or visit our website

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Ramblers’ Festival Of Winter Walks

Members of Mendip Ramblers walking group are looking forward to their Festival of Winter walks again this year, with the hope that some bright, clear days will make it extra

special. You will be made very welcome if you decide to join us. Especially for early birds, the Festival begins with a Winter Solstice walk at Stonehenge followed by breakfast back at the Nunney Catch Café. All other walks which begin in the morning will have a short coffee break and a longer lunch break, so bring along

food and drink. Also be sure to wear appropriate clothing and waterproof boots/wellies. Well behaved dogs are welcome but would need to be on a lead on roads or when requested by the Leader or Back Marker. For more information please visit the website; www. or ring Les on 07768556735or Mary on 01373 474530

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Street Parish Council Two parish councillors will be available to meet residents to discuss any local issue in the John Webster Room, Street Parish Rooms, 6 Leigh Road, Street from 11am – 12 noon on the first Thursday in each month. The February session will be on Thursday 7th February and visitors can speak with Cllrs. Terry Napper and Richard Boyce. The next one will be on Thursday 7th March with Cllrs. Lloyd Hughes and Alan Copping.

Ashcott Primary School children stage lively performance

Children from Woodpeckers Class at Ashcott Primary School put on a lively performance for parents and relatives Help at Home. recently as they took to the stage with their ukuleles. Happy new year to all our customers. The children dressed up in suitable clothing to We hope you have all had a good start to 2012. It is unbelievable that we are now starting perform a number of Wurzels classics with a twist! the second month of 2012 – Christmas seems Songs such as ‘I’ve got a brand new combine harvester’ and ‘I am a milkshake drinker’ went like only yesterday. Over Christmas we helped customers wrap down very well with the audience. The whole class have been learning to play the up their Christmas presents and post their Ukulele since September thanks to the support Christmas cards. of SOAP (the Supporters of Ashcott Primary) who Over January we have been supporting customers in enjoying the New Year by taking fund a visiting music teacher Mrs Louise Palmer to teach the children (and staff) to play. The class are them out to the sales, and trips elsewhere. already looking forward to future performances in If you feel you could do with some help 2013. during 2013 ring for a chat on 01749 832026.

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A new life for your old stuff

By Nick Cater, Senior Communications Office at Somerset Waste Partnership When it comes to unwanted clothes, from suits to socks, blouses to bras, far too many are ending up in the refuse bin and heading off to landfill. The average home has around £4,000 worth of clothes, almost a third of which has not been worn for a year. UK-wide, these have a total cost of £30 billion. Each year 350,000 tonnes of clothes worth £140 million go into landfill. And plenty of bulky items, such as homeware and electricals, are being recycled or thrown away when they have plenty more life in them. This month a new campaign – Green Routine 2013 – backed by Somerset Waste Partnership is urging families in Street, Walton, Ashcott and Glastonbury with possessions they no longer want or need to “Pass it on”. Reuse cuts waste so while all textiles and some bulky items, such as electrical goods, can be recycled, it is even better to “pass it on” to extend their lives. A great “Pass it on” route is making a donation to charity, from the cause-supporting shops for Oxfam, St Margaret’s Hospice and others in Glastonbury and Street. Or, especially for homeware, from fridges to furniture, carpets to crockery, contact the network of Somerset reuse groups that take items to resell at low prices to those on limited incomes. A bit of planning about passing on possessions can benefit good causes and save money, as landfill is costly, wasteful and polluting:

• Check your home for rarely worn clothes – are they unloved, outgrown, needing a revamp or repair? • Make reuse easy: have a box or bag to sort unwanted items as you go, ready to donate later. •U  se your local charity shops – have fun looking for a thrifty new outfit and other bargains. •C  heck out your local furniture reuse group for items to donate and if you can buy items. As well as encouraging people in Glastonbury, Ashcott, Walton and Street to “Pass it on” in February, Green Routine 2013 is a year-long campaign with monthly themes – from food to clutter – to help us all cut waste and save money while having fun. There are full details of “Pass it on”, from information on reuse groups and a tool to “find a charity shop”, and lots more about Green Routine 2013 on the Somerset Waste Partnership website at You can sign up there for monthly emails packed with free hints, tools, links, a free colour calendar and even recipes to help you and your family save money, time and resources by cutting back on waste throughout the year. And for those keen to do a bit more, February sees training in that waste prevention garden essential, composting, in Castle Cary – full details on the website.

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Lunch Club and Befriending for older people. If you are an older person living in the Glastonbury area, are you interested in attending a Lunch Club on a regular or occasional basis? Or would you enjoy a regular visit from a Befriender? If your answer to either of these questions is yes or you wish to find out more, then read on. The Lunch Club is held every Monday at Monmouth Close in Glastonbury and runs from 10.00 – 15.00 with a hot lunch served at 12.15. Members enjoy games, craft, sing a longs and the company of others. They also enjoy regular visits from entertainers and speakers. The weekly cost is only £6. Befriending benefits both the person being befriended and the volunteer who acts as the befriender. Glastonbury Live at Home, set up by Methodist Homes in 2012, runs both these services with the assistance of six dedicated volunteers and managed by Peter Baker, the community Services Manager, based at Willcox Close in Glastonbury. If you would like further information about these services or are interested in becoming a volunteer then contact Peter Baker 01458 – 831123 or e-mail

Walton W.I. This year has been busy. As well as the usual activities of croquet, table tennis, skittles, walks. tennis, singing, 'ladies who lunch', craft, whist and scrabble members have also had theatre trips to Bristol and Street, outings to Wyke Farm and Sherborne and W.I. group functions. At the next meeting on 14th February at 7.30pm in Walton Village Hall the speaker will be Beth Pearson advising everyone on 'Looking After Your Joints' and the competition will be 'A Heart in any Medium'. New members and visitors are very welcome.

Mid Somerset Oxfam Group Quiz The Mid Somerset Oxfam Group’s next quiz is on Sunday 24 February at The Britannia Inn, Wells, 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm. £2.50 per head and teams of up to 6 people. This is a popular event so it is best to book your table by ringing Terry on 01749 672342.

Strode trampolinists to represent South West Strode College hosted the South West Colleges trampoline competition in December, and six Strode students won places on the regional team who will compete in the British Colleges Sport National finals at Bath University in March 2013. The top six male and female students from the South West will go to the national competition, with half of the squad coming from Strode College. At the nationals they will compete with other regional groups to try to be the best across a range of sports including trampolining, golf, swimming, basketball and volleyball. In the South West Colleges competition trampolinists performed two routines consisting of ten moves - a 'compulsory routine' and a 'voluntary routine' in which the students could showcase their more advanced skills. Students were marked for neatness and for the difficulty of their routines. Strode students whose performance secured them a place on the South West squad are: Ladies: Charlotte Male, Hannah Gratton, and Alex Grenter 14 Advertising & Leaflet delivery call LocalReach on 01458 298278.


The VicToria Field Social Club

FeBruary eVenTS a Big Thank you We would like to thank all our members and visitors who supported our events over the Christmas and New Year holiday.

neW MeMBerS oFFer Our membership year does not start until 1st April but New Members could cash in on a few extra months FREE. Join now and you will not have to rejoin until April 2014. Please pick up a White Form from the entrance hall or ring for more details.

Friday 8Th FeBrary We will be holding our monthly Quiz on Friday 8th February. 7.30pm for a 8.00pm start. Teams of up to 6 @ £1 per person entry. There is a large cash prize to be won. Non members welcome. In addition we would like to offer all quiz entrants Carling £2 per pint, Ashton Press £2 per pint and any Wine 250ml glass for the price of 175ml.

Friday 15Th FeBruary Come and join us for some ‘Live Music’ and ‘Love Cocktails’ on VALENTINE FRIDAY from 8.00pm.

VicToria BaBy & Toddler Victoria Baby & Toddler group runs every Friday morning, they have lots of creative play opportunities, singing, arts and crafts and a soft play area for babies. New families are always welcome. We run from 10am to 11.30. £1.50 per family, refreshments supplied.

PilaTeS We will be holding Pilates classes starting on Wednesdays. 9am to 10am beginners, 10.15am to 11.15am intermediate. Please contact Mo on 07815748518 for more details.

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Knitwits Knitwits is a group of re-cycled teenagers, who meet twice monthly on the second and fourth Thursdays 2.30 to 4 pm (February 14th and 28th). Meeting place is the Hall at the rear of the United Reformed Church in Glastonbury. The group is hoping to expand its band of knitters to people who would rather knit at home, and produce the kind of goods that are needed. Knitters are of varying degrees of proficiency, from very experienced, to beginners, who knit jumpers, legwarmers, hats, mittens, scarves and clown glove puppets, etc. Knitted squares are also produced by the knitters, some of whom are in local Care Homes. These squares are then made up into blankets, some single-bed size, and some baby blankets and are sent to orphanages in Romania, Ghana, Sierra Leone, and other third world countries. If you are interested in knowing more then why not pop in, you will be made very welcome and can pick up free patterns to knit either in the group or at home. If you are in Street then you can call into the Methodist Coffee mornings - third Saturday in the month (16th Feb) from 10 am - 12 noon (opposite the Night Club, Leigh Road) where you can see sample items and pick up free patterns. Telephone contact Sheila on 01458 442620

King William Carnival Club event King William Carnival Club, Glastonbury are proud to announce the appearance of The Mangled Wurzels at their forthcoming Cabaret night along with Arnold Gutbucket (musician/comedian) to be held at Glastonbury Football Club (Abbeymoor Stadium), Godney Road, Glastonbury on Saturday 2nd March. A three course meal is available at a cost of £18 which will be served at 7.00pm, menu to be confirmed. Tickets for the entertainment only are available at £10.00 with entry from 8.30pm. Tickets are available from Whitehead News, 27 High Street, Glastonbury, 01458 831049, or contact Gill Nurse on 07787211268.

To all charities, churches, community groups, clubs & associations in Street & Glastonbury RESPECT Event 16th February, Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre Showcasing activities we offer for RESPECT members. RESPECT is a discount scheme entitling members to discounts on our holiday activities, events & Saturday fun club. It also has a 3 way respect code that parent, child & staff sign up against and commit to respecting others & equipment. The scheme provides parents with cheaper childcare enabling the children to enjoy more activities. Cost: £1 (RESPECT members free) 16

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Students compete for place in professional competition Hairdressing students at Strode College recently took part in a college hairdressing competition to win the chance to compete in the regional heats of the Wella Exposure 2013 competition. The students had to create a commercial colour, cut and style on a model. The top five students will be entered into the next round of the Wella competition, with Wella choosing 80 competitors from all the entries to go through to a regional heat in the south west this April. Five competitors from each region will then be selected for the final at Wella Professionals world studio in London in June. The Strode students who won the chance to progress to the next stage of the competition, from first to fifth, are Lorna Moule (from Bridgwater), Amanda Dunk (from Yeovil), Georgia Oliver (from Yeovil), Sophie Chappell (from Yeovil) and Lucy Reynolds (from Castle Cary). Angie Cinicola, Head judge and Head of Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapies at Strode, said: “The judges were

impressed with the high standard of technical and artistic skills displayed by the students, along with their detailed knowledge of the techniques used when questioned.” Sandra Hellier, Hairdressing Tutor at Strode College, organised the competition. She said: “We encourage our students to take part in competitions because they are a great way to showcase skills, broaden experience and stretch abilities. The students worked really hard and are looking forward to the next stage of the competition.”

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February events Except where another contact is given – for further information call the Assembly rooms on 01458 834677. IMBOLC Community Celebrations 31 January 2013 DOORS OPEN AT 8pm till late. Community event open to all. Local musicians, singers, poets, bards, storytellers and performance artists are invited to participate, please contact Vivienne on 07540 111707 or Dorothy on 07592 496266. Shamanic Drumming This event is running from 16 January 2013 until 6 February 2013. Drumming Workshop – every Wednesday in the Main Hall. Starts at 7:30 till 9:30pm (Doors open at 7pm) with our very own Lydia Lyte £8 entry or £7 concessions. For further information please call 01458 834677

at 7:30 till 9:30pm (Doors open at 7pm) with Lydia Lyte. For further information please call 01458 834677 Shamanic Trance Dance with Zelia 21 February 2013 7:30pm Use the spirit of dance to journey inside yourself, explore who you are and find answers to life questions. Feel invigorated, uplifted and revitalized using the dance process to Energise your spirit. From 7:30 till 10pm – bring loose, comfortable clothing.

Table Top – Art, Book and Crafts 23 February 2013 12:00pm Free admission Stalls are £8. Pre-booking is essential, Registered in England & Wales as an Industrial & Provident Society, No. 27410R please call Dorothy on 07592 496266 The Glastonbury Town Players present or Vivienne on 07540 111707 this year’s Pantomime – BABES IN THE WOOD Circulus – Early Music 12 February 2013 until 16 February 2013. 23 February 2013 8:00pm Amazingly beautiful range of early music from BARDIC CIRCLE these exceptional musicians. Early music 19 February 2013 8:00pm A chance to residency club plus guests. share songs, stories and poetry, in an informal and supportive atmosphere; or Indoor CAR BOOT just come and enjoy the inspiration and 24 February 2013 Start Time: Sellers 10am creativity provided by the Bards of Gorsedh Buyers 11am Browse at your leisure, Ynys Witrin. More details: without the fear of getting wet ! Entrance Fee: Sellers £5 (Tables £1) Shamanic Drumming Buyers 50p For Further Information contact 20 February 2013 Drumming Workshop – Vivienne on 07540 111707 every Wednesday in the Main Hall. Starts 18

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Mendip Ramblers February 2013 Walks Times, distances, meeting places and contact details for walks this month organised by the Mendip Ramblers are detailed below: Sunday 3rd February – 10am - Hinton Blewett, Cholwell& North Widcombe Distance 10 miles. Meet: East Harptree, Whitecross Road. Contact Richard & Lisa on 01749 672373 Sunday 3rd February – 1.30pm - Frome Rights of Way walk: Faulkland Distance 4.5 miles. Meet: Faulkland village green on A366. Contact Diana on 01373 464595 Thursday 7th February – 10am - Around Priddy Distance 6 miles. Meet: Priddy village green. Contact Clive &Ros on 01749 671339 Friday 8th February – 10am - Pub walk from The Wagon & Horses, Old Frome Road Distance 5 miles.Meet: The Wagon and Horses pub, Old Frome Road. If eating, please contact Mary by Monday 4 February. Contact Tony & Mary on 01749 342285

Sunday 10th February – 10am - Knowle Hill, Chew Magna, Dundry Hill Distance 12 miles. Meet: Chew Valley Lake, Hollow Brook car park. Contact Bob & Rosemary on 01749 346023 Sunday 10th February – 1.30pm - Around Wells Distance 4.5 miles. Meet: Wells, west front of Cathedral. Contact Mo on 01749 679914 Thursday 14th February – 10am - Circular hilly walk over Crook Peak Distance 6 miles. Meet: Car park on Cross/Webbington road. Pls share cars if possible. Contact Brian U on 01749 672457 Sunday 17th February – 10am - Coleford area Distance 10 miles. Meet: Coleford, British Legion car park. Contact Bryn on 07709 282394 Sunday 17th February – 2pm - Afternoon walk: Ebbor - Priddy Distance 4.5 miles. Meet:

Ebbor Gorge car park. Contact Rose D on 01749 670697 Thursday 21st February – 10am - Nunney circular Distance 6 miles. Meet: Nunney, car park on Castle Hill. Contact Margaret D on 01373 812311 Sunday 24th February – 10am - Chesterblade & Cranmore Distance 11 miles. Meet: Doulting, Farm Road, off A361. Contact Tony B on 07511 964359 Sunday 24th February – 2pm - Afternoon walk: Priddy Barrows and The Mineries. Undulating Distance 4 miles. Meet: Priddy Green. Pls share cars if possible. Contact Brian U on 01749 672457 Thursday 28th February – 10am - South Horrington, Croscombe, Dulcote Distance 6 miles. Meet: Wells. Park on roads near Wells Golf Club, Old Frome Road. Contact Ken M on 01749 670349

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February Events Hestercombe Humdinger 3rd February, Hestercombe Gardens.. Sponsored by 1610, the Hestercombe Humdinger (9.5k) and Hurtle (5k) road races are set in stunning scenery around the Quantock Hills. The Humdinger is a challenging and scenic 9.5 mile figure of eight route run on rural roads. The Hurtle 5k covers the 1st loop. Time: 10.30am start Location: start from Hestercombe Gardens To book: visit Outdoor Adventure Holiday Programme 11th to 15th February Hestercombe House Let your children get outdoor and active this February half term, with our exciting outdoor adventure days. Children can enjoy some muddy good fun and take part in a whole host of activities including mountain biking over the Quantocks, paintball, bush craft, survival and commando skills.

For children aged 8 – 14 years old Cost: £20 a day To book: call 01823 410126 or email aburns@1610. Active Kidz Holiday Play Scheme 11th to 15th February. Half term holiday fun at your local 1610 leisure centre's holiday play scheme. With a range of different activities offered each day, including arts, crafts, games, dance, sport, inflatable play and much, much more. Our action packed programmes are bursting with fun and energy and guaranteed to keep boredom at bay! This is available at the following centres: Glastonbury Leisure Centre Preston Sports Centre, Yeovil Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre For your local leisure centre’s full programme visit

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Soul Midwife

01458 446546 07970046644

For the End of Life Care...


email: Leigh Cottage, Overleigh, Street BA16 0TJ

NEED A BUILDER? Over 30 years experience in the trade


• Building & Property Maintenance • Extensions • • Garages & Roofing • Kitchens & Bathrooms • • Carpentry • Brick & Stonework •

Call now foR a fREE quotE mob: 07866 509139 tel: 01458 441243

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Practical help, counselling and support for the dying and their loved ones one off conSultationS available For further information please ring:

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Homes or Offices • Daily, Weekly or Monthly One Off Cleans • New Build Cleans Landlord Letting Cleans

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Local Business A – Z Dance Classes

Funeral Directors

Gypsy Belly Dance class

Suitable for all ages, all sizes and all levels. For further information please ring:

01458 834873 or 07944870578


• Funeral Directors • Monumental Masons • Private Chapels of Rest • Pre-payment Funeral Plans • Funerals conducted with dignity and reverence by a family firm, established over three generations, offering reliable and caring service with 24-hour call out facilities.

Street (01458) 443677 Butleigh (01458) 850654 Somerton (01458) 272297 Langport (01458) 250509


A Bisgrove


All aspects of electrical work covered Domestic • Industrial • Commercial Specialist in Home Entertainment call on:

Members of N.A.F.D., B.I.F.D. and S.A.I.F.

Funeral Directors

M. Franks & Sons Funeral Directors

Part P approved

Est. 1879

07814 547092 email:

* Private Chapel of Rest * * 24 Hour Personal Service *


Bath Road, Ashcott, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 9QT Telephone: 01458: 860569, 210627, 210921, 860157

Fully Qualified Local Electrician No Job to small or to large

Competitive rates 24/7 call out Call Garth on: 07816


65 main street, Walton Ba16 9QQ

Energy Performance Certificate

Garden Services

Ace of SpAdeS Garden ServiceS Gardener and Handyman

Highly skilled and knowledgeable gardener with over 20 years of experience. Excellent references and fully insured. For a friendly, reliable and no nonsense service, please ring David for a free, no obligation visit.

Tel: 07941 557007 or 01458 834873

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Local Business A – Z Painters & Decorators


Neil ChaNt

Painting & Decorating Interior & Exterior Decoration Private & Commercial Free No Obligation Quotes Competitive Rates

Shepton Mallet • Glastonbury • Castle Cary • Cheddar “The Professional Service you Expect and Deserve”

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Our specialist areas include:

01458 840542 or 07870 588730

• Litigation, Employment and Personal Injury • Commercial and Residential Property • Wills and Probate • Criminal and Family Law • • Agricultural, Business and Commercial Law •

City & Guilds Qualified with over 10 years experience

11 Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury BA6 8DL

Tel 01458 832510



P.L RichaRds Ltd

AJ TAxis


Registered Engineer

No. 95560

1 - 8 seats available shorT or Long DisTAnce

Wheelchair accessible vehicle Please call:

01458 448510 07721 400164


Property Maintenance

Handy andy’s Maintenance & PluMbing co.

All aspects of plumbing and building maintenance undertaken. Emergency call out. Estate agent and landlords welcome. Fully insured company. Please call:


Mercedes S Class for Weddings & Special Occasions

07580 677500

Television Aerials

01458-899543 07539 300388 or email:

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All types of TV aerials plus extra points Freesat, Sky and European/Motorised dishes Discreet and careful installations FREE call out and quotations Quality installations for over 21 years Please call call David Please DAVIDFord FORD on on either either Tel:01278 01458489182 298182 Mobile: 07740946385 TEL: MOBILE: 07740 946385

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GOOD CONNECTIONS Local professional with 20+ years experience


Supply and install all TV, FM and DAB radio aerials

• • TV wall brackets fitted - Extra TV outlets & Sky RF2 • Set up/tuning of TV, digital boxes & DVD recorders • satellites including Sky, European and SMATV


TEL: 0800 0858793 MOB: 07590 594699 EMAIL:

Extra telephone and data points

Tel: 01458 831534


42 Roman Way, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8AD

Television Services


TelevIsION seRvICes (43 Years Experience)

Window & Do0r Repairs

Misted sealed Units? Broken WindoWs?

Tv sales

We provide the complete package of sales and installation including aerial work. TV wall brackets supplied and fitted

UPVC, Wood & aluminium Windows & Doors Window & Door Repairs Fascias & Guttering


We service and repair all makes of TV and recording equipment also repairs to audio equipment

Call Glass CorP now on:

Tel- sTReeT 01458 442257 e-MaIl

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Tree Surgeon


Tree Surgeon

& LandScape gardener With over 20 years experience

All Tree Surgery & lAndScAping AreAS covered. no JoB Too BIg or Too SMaLL Free quotes

references available

Call us now on;

07974 403766


Yoga in Street. Every morning and some evenings Small gentle classes. Helpful, personal tuition. 01458 447759 / 07807 534616 /

01458 841671

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