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March 2019

Issue No. 62

COMMUNITY MAGAZINE Street, Glastonbury & All villages in BA6 & BA16


FROM THE EDITOR

Welcome to LocalReach Community Magazine... Welcome to the February issue of LocalReach Community Magazine for Street & Glastonbury. LocalReach is the ONLY monthly publication that is delivered by ROYAL MAIL to 13,000 homes & businesses to ALL postcode areas of BA6 & BA16. As a true community magazine, we give 30% of our pages over to the community each month FREE OF CHARGE so they can publicise their events. We help hundreds of local clubs & groups each month who have little income and no budget for marketing. Email us at editor@localreach.co.uk For businesses LocalReach is a very cost-effective way to reach your existing customers and new customers alike. You can advertise with us from as little as £3 per week! A massive 95% of our advertisers rebook each month with us which proves LocalReach works! Email us at hello@localreach.co.uk or call 01458 555503. Calls answered Mon – Fri 8am to 8pm, Sat 8.30am - 6pm, Sun 10 am to 4 pm.

Florence Cox, LocalReach Community Editor. Editorial deadline for the April issue is March 1st

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WHAT’S ON

Wake Up to the Magic of You

Life Drawing Classes

A series of free talks by Maya Carrington, local Calmologist & Meditation guide at Street Library Free Entry Thursday 28th February: 10.00am-11.00am ‘A smile is infectious, lets start an epidemic’ Thursday 7th March: 10.00am-11.00am ‘A taste of meditation for the curious’ Thursday 14th March: 10.00am-11.00am ‘Feeling off colour?’ Lets explore colour for health. Thursday 21st March: 10.00am-11.00am ‘What is your body saying to you?’ Thursday 28th March: 10:00am-11.00am ‘Watch your language’ Ditch the words that limit your life.

Wednesday 6th March: £3.00 per class, all abilities welcome, please bring your own materials, drop in class, 2.00pm-4.00pm. For info and booking please pop into Crispin Community Centre or call 01458 447248.

West Mendip Walkers Thursday 7th March: West Mendip Walkers moderate circular walk 10 miles from Cockercombe Forestry Office. Start 10.00am. Park at Forestry Office. Contact Andy Paterson on 01934 741690 or aepat@btinternet.com

Greetings Card Making Course

Glastonbury Mind Body Spirit Fair Saturday 2nd March: 10.00am-5.00pm at Glastonbury Town Hall, BA6 9EL.  40+ stallholders including readers, mediums, healers, artisans and retail stalls. Free entry including 4 workshops.  More information  at  www.facebook.com/ events/312802086185026/

Thursday 7th March: 6 Week Greetings Card Making Course being held at Crispin Community Centre. Highly experienced tutor Alan Brian will be holding the course starting on Thursday 7th march from 2.00pm - 4.00pm. You will learn lots of different techniques and make many beautiful cards to take home with you! The course costs £30.00 and all proceeds will go to Rowan Romania, a charity funding a home in Romania who cares for adults with learning disabilities who were orphaned as children. Booking essential as there are limited spaces. Call 01458 447248 to find out more information.

GLASTONBURY WEDDING AND EVENTS VENUE Large open venue for Hire, perfect for; • Keep fit yoga • Competitively priced • Pilates • Large Car Park • Art Classes • Disabled Toilets • Dance Classes Civil Weddings, Hand fastenings, Anniversary’s, Birthday Celebrations. All year-round facilities are available, enquiries and viewing by appointment. Website www.glastonburyweddingandevents.co.uk Email glastonburyweddingandevents@btconnect.com Contact number

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WHAT’S ON

Life Drawing Classes

Avalon Quilters

Thursday 7th March: £3.00 per class, all abilities welcome, please bring your own materials, drop in class, 2.00pm-4.00pm. For info and booking please pop into Crispin Community Centre or call 01458 447248.

Saturday 9th March: Avalon Quilters are holding an Open Day at St Mary’s Church Hall, Glastonbury on Saturday 9th March from 10.30 am to 2.00 pm. There will be a wide range of patchwork quilts on display (traditional and modern) and the opportunity to see how quilts are made. There will also be a tombola, sales table, refreshments and other quilt-y things to do! If you are interested in patchwork and quilting either as a complete beginner or novice or as an experienced sewer, then come and talk to us. All proceeds in aid of West Mendip Hospital League of Friends - supporting dementia. Email QuiltersAQ@ gmail.com for more information.

New Men’s Hospicecare

Fundraiser

for

Weston

Saturday 9th March: A brand new 10 mile fund raising walk for men will take place in the Weston area in aid of Weston Hospicecare on Saturday 9th March 2019. In what will be an entertaining occasion, groups of friends, dads and lads, sports teams or individuals are encouraged to come together to support the hospice by taking part in the walk before watching England’s penultimate Six Nations fixture against Italy. The event will be part of a packed 2019 schedule designed to celebrate the hospice’s 30th anniversary. The hospice has to raise £4.2million each year with only 20% of that funding coming from the NHS. This means the charity must raise in excess of £3.3million every year through kind-hearted donations, retail business activity and fund raising events.

iPad Course Monday 11th March: 3 week course starting on Monday March 11th. Bring your own iPad or use one of ours! Come ready with questions or start from start from scratch with our tutor £15.00. Booking essential - For info and booking please pop into Crispin Community Centre or call 01458 447248.

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Dating tips for Spring The days are now getting longer and Spring is nearly here! Hopefully long gone is the snowy and icy cold weather. What a better time to get out there and meet someone special. Here are some dating ideas for Spring: It’s that time of year for bluebells and the daffodils so go and visit somewhere like Stourhead Gardens and see the daffodils. Go to other woods to see bluebells and wildlife. Look on the Woodlands Trust website for a wood near you. Or a walk down on the beach and coast it should be fairly quiet this time of year! Lovely on a sunny day and find a nice pub for some lunch out. How about visiting a local market or an antiques fair lots of hidden treasures maybe found! Attend a sporting event like a horse race – maybe not Cheltenham but a local race meet such as Wincanton, maybe even a Rugby Match or motorsport event. We put on social events for our members like going to National Trust houses and gardens plus pub lunches. There is usually something on each week throughout the group. It’s a fun relaxed way to meet our other members and you don’t know who you might meet! For further information about Just Somerset Introductions please look at our website.

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Dangerous Corner by J.B. Priestley March 21st to 23rd 7.30pm Strode Theatre, Street Award winning Street Theatre’s 2004 production of J.B. Priestley’s ‘An Inspector Calls’ was the most popular drama ever presented on the Strode stage. We are now delighted to present ‘Dangerous Corner’, the first of Priestley’s suspense dramas to explore the concept of a time shift, which has resulted in the play’s continuing success on stage. It’s 1932 and a group of friends are spending the evening at the well-to-do Caplans’ house. An unexpected and devastating twist in their conversation leads to the incredible truth about a murdered man, ultimately showing them up for the rotters that they are! Directed by Peter Wintle Produced by Charlotte Clarke and Sean Carr This is an amateur production by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd. Book online: www.strodetheatre.org.uk Box office: 01458 442846 Tickets £14.00 (£13.00 concessions) www.street-theatre.org

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West Mendip Walkers Thursday 14th March: West Mendip Walkers easy circular walk 7miles from RSPB Swell Wood Reserve. Start 12.30pm. Park in RSPB carpark or in lay-by on A378. Contact Cheryl Evans on 07818 462949 or cheryl.evans100@btinternet.com

apply) and participants are then being asked to gain sponsorship and help raise as much money as possible. If you are interested in taking part in YMCA Mendip & South Somerset’s Sleep Easy event or wish to make a donation, you can find out more by visiting www.mendipymca.org.uk or by contacting their Fundraising Department on 01749 679553 or fundraising@mendipymca.org.uk

Sleep Easy Saturday 16th March: Sleep rough so others don’t have to. One night can make a lifetime of difference! YMCA Mendip & South Somerset is calling on its community to come together for one night as part of the national YMCA Sleep Easy Week. Challenge yourself, your family, friends or work colleagues to sleep rough for one night and raise money to help change the lives of vulnerable young people. All the money raised goes directly to local YMCA Mendip & South Somerset projects, impacting our community and helping disadvantaged young people build a future. YMCA Mendip & South Somerset’s Sleep Easy event will take place at Frome Youth & Community Centre on Saturday 16th March, from 7pm until 7am the following day. To take part in this year’s Sleep Easy, registration costs £10 per participant (exceptions

Life Drawing Classes Wednesday 20th March: £3.00 per class, all abilities welcome, please bring your own materials, drop in class, 2.00pm-4.00pm. For info and booking please pop into Crispin Community Centre or call 01458 447248.

West Mendip Walkers Thursday 21st March: West Mendip Walkers moderate circular walk 11.4miles from Brassknocker. Start 10.00am. Park in carpark. Contact David Lindop on 07771 708490 or dlindop@gmail.com

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Life Drawing Classes Thursday 21st March: £3.00 per class, all abilities welcome, please bring your own materials, drop in class, 2pm-4pm. For info and booking please pop into Crispin Community Centre or call 01458 447248.

The Village Big Breakfast Saturday 23rd March: The Village Hall Committee are raising money for the essential maintenance of our heating system which the local school and Pre school would benefit from as well as the Village Hall. Come along for a delicious breakfast served with a choice of beverages from 9.00am-1.00pm, all proceeds go towards the maintenance of the Village Hall boiler. For more information ring David on 01458 851232.

‘Who’s That Girl?’ Saturday 23 March: A story needs plot, setting and theme but – first and foremost – it needs at least one compelling character. If you’re interested in learning how to create characters that will bring your stories to life, come along to our free event at Street Library

on 23 March from 10.00am to 12.00pm and pick up some tips. Stellar Scribes are Nikki Copleston, Jan Ellis and Sonja Price – three Wells-based novelists who run workshops that help aspiring writers to make the most of their skills. Places are limited so visit Street Library, call 0300 123 2224 or email strlib@somerset.gov.uk to book your place.

West Mendip Walkers Thursday 28th March: West Mendip Walkers moderate circular walk 6 miles from Bruton. Start 12.30pm. Park at On The Brook, Coombe Farm. Contact Ken Masters on 01749 670349 or 07784 941439 or email kenmasters265@ gmail.com

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Back2Market Removals and Clearance Specialists Thinking about having a Clearance can seem like a daunting prospect. How do you go about it? Who do you choose? How do you know which companies are reputable? Every day you can see posts on Social Media where people are asking to pay someone to do a ‘tip run’ for them. Although some people who respond to these posts will be licenced and insured, many won’t be. Asking for someone to provide you a service in this way doesn’t give you the information you need – who you are dealing with, whether they have got a Waste Carriers Licence and are they insured. You might ring round a few Companies and get quotes over the phone. But, how can anyone quote for a clearance without seeing it? There may be items that can be sold on or recycled which should be offset against the cost. You may consider one of the few Companies that are offering fixed price Clearances based on size, weight and time. But, do you know what 1000kg looks like? Would you know how much time that’s going to take to clear? Okay, the difference can either be paid or credited back on the day, but it’s a lot to work out, and you pay up front. Plus, again there will be no allowance for items of commercial value. The best way to arrange a Clearance is to call Companies and ask them to come and visit, to provide you with an accurate quotation by actually seeing what needs clearing. Back2Market Removals and Clearance Specialists provide free, no obligation quotations for all of our Clearance and Removals Services. We pay for quality clearances, and offset costs of clearing rubbish/waste where there are also items that do have a commercial market.

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WHAT’S ON

The Clash of the Choirs

Morris Dancing

Saturday 30th March: Much missed last year but back for the sixth instalment. 200 singers and a packed house at St Mary’s Wedmore. Tickets go on sale in early March at Wedmore Village Store - they sell out fast Each choir gets 10 minutes of glory but then have to face the famous “Clapometer” activated completely arbitrarily by your frenzied applause.  This year’s singers include: Wedmore 1st School Academy  Singers and Ukulele Band, Blackford Singers, Hugh Sexey’s Singers, Glastonbury Male Voice Choir, Cheddar 1st School Choir, Axbridge Singers, The Bluebelles, Burnham & Highbridge Choral Society, Tally-Ho!, Street Men and Cheddar Valley Adult Voices. For information contact David Hopkins 01934 710149 or dahopkins@aol.com

Mondays: Glastonbury Border Morris invites you to join us, whether you want to dance or play music, all are welcome! No experience necessary, just turn up and join the fun, all ages welcome. We practice on Mondays at St. Edmunds Community Hall, Chinnock Road, Glastonbury from 7pm. (Entrance to the right of the McColl’s shop.) We are also available to dance at events. Contact us at Glastonburymorris@gmail.com www.facebook. com/Glastonburymorris

Silvercise Dance/Fitness Mondays: This class is for over 60s and takes place at Crispin Hall, Street, Mondays, 9.30am - 10.30am, £3.50 drop-in. It is a fun and social fitness class combining toning, stretching, conditioning and dance. Classes are adapted to all abilities (including limited mobility).    Open to men and women. Stay active and healthy, learn new exercise and dance skills, enjoy great music, meet great people, have great fun!

Glastonbury Country Market Tuesdays: 9.30am to 12.30pm inside Glastonbury Town Hall. Our grand relaunch was on Tuesday 26th February and this year is the Country Market’s 100 year celebrations.  Watch out for new art and crafts, different tasty baking and early spring vegetables.  We also have freshly made yoghurt, natural fruit juices and local honey from Glastonbury bees.  Plus a chance to have a hot drink and delicious homemade cake while deciding what to buy! 

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Police Cadets

Latin In Line Dancing

Tuesdays: Street Volunteer Police Cadets parade on a Tuesday evening in the Young People Centre, Strode Road. We are currently recruiting Volunteer Cadets between the ages of 14 to 17 and adult leaders 18 plus to help run the unit. Please contact Gail at Gail. smythe@avonandsomerset.police.uk or through the Avon and Police website for more information.

Wednesdays: 7.15pm-8.30pm Thursdays: 2.00pm-3.30pm No partner required for this fabulous  dance class. Learn the Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Merengue, Waltz, Jive, Samba, Paso and much more. A fun, friendly, social class open to adults. Dance to fantastic Latin rhythms at Walton Village Hall. £5 per class. For more information phone 01458 446565 or 07542 552721 to book your place.

New Age UK Somerset class comes to Glastonbury! Wednesdays: Ageing Well is a national programme promoting physical activity for the over 60s and there are already a number of classes in the Mendip area. Now, a new class is starting at the Tor Leisure Centre in Glastonbury and will run every Wednesday between 9.30am - 10.30am. The new ‘Extend, Movement to Music’ class is suitable for less able older adults, as it is made up of both seated and standing elements. It is designed specifically to help balance, co-ordination and circulation but it will be a fun, sociable class. Everyone is welcome, no previous experience is necessary and there is no need to book. The class will cost just £4 per session. If you would like to find out more, call Tracie Philpott at Ageing Well on 01823 345626 or email her on tracie.philpott@ageuksomerset.org.uk. Or just come along and join in!

Knit and Knatter Thursdays: Every Thursday 2.00pm4.00pm at Leigh Road Methodist Church, Street. Bring your knitting, embroidery or any other craft that you like to do. You don’t need to be able to knit, just come along for a natter and cup of tea. For more information, contact Sally on 01458 441870.

Street Country Market Thursdays: Every Thursday from 9.00am-12.00pm in the Street United Reform Church where everything is freshly home baked and home grown by local people. You can also have a slice of home made cake and a cup of Tea or Coffee.

Large Venue For Hire With Fantastic Facilities r: Ideal foparties s Birthday eetings & office partie Business m& comedy Live music Christenings & wakes Weddings, ents Charity Ev tes: Hire ra: £80 The Clubhouse has two bars; a large main function room and a comfortable lounge ening: £100 which can both be used for various social or business functions. Half Day £160 Ev y: For more information or to book, please contact us: Full Da Tor Rugby Club Lowerside Lane Glastonbury Somerset BA6 9GY

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The team at Eyetech Sharon: Sharon started working for Eyetech about 23 years ago. She therefore has a wealth of optical knowledge and experience. Sharon manages the administration side within Eyetech ensuring that the procedures required by the NHS are followed precisely. Her silky smooth telephone voice has a calming influence on the anxious client and Sharon is well known for her perky character and lively laugh!!! Be prepared for a warm and friendly greeting whenever you enter Eyetech. Alex: Alex has worked for Eyetech for about 15 years. Like Sharon she has acquired a wealth of optical knowledge. Alex is a quiet, conscientious and the most caring of people. She always gives fully of her time to empathise with people with problems (optical or not) and to offer help whenever she can. Her calm demeanour helps everyone else to stay relaxed when things might be getting frantic. Whilst Rome burns, Alex will make you a nice cup of tea. Sandy: Sandy has been with us for 9 years and has recently increased her hours. As a previous Optical Laboratory Manager she has now taken on the responsibility of our NEW remote edging facility. This enables a chosen frame to be traced, with the lens shape being sent online to the lens manufacturer (Nikon at this stage). The lenses are remotely cut and edged to our measurements and returned to Eyetech where the frame and lenses are assembled in practice. This facility can halve the time it takes us to supply spectacles and will be a real benefit to our clients.

FRIENDLY, RELAXED PERSONAL SERVICE! • FAMILIAR FACES • TIME TO TALK Sandy, Sharon, Alex

• TIME TO CHOOSE • IMPARTIAL ADVICE • FANTASTIC FRAMES EYETECH.. 32 YEARS IN STREET

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Do you or a relative need help at home? “Oh I’m not sure I can’t remember” is one of the things we hear almost daily at Hazel Home Care. More and more people are struggling with memory problems than ever before and it’s not just in the elderly. We have clients that are in their 50’s and 60’s that are needing support at home because they might forget appointments or sometimes even forget to make a meal and eat it. They might be physically able and present themselves to the world as perfectly capable, but behind closed doors they could be forgetting to wash themselves or drink enough or keep up with the day to day running of the house. Memory issues or Dementia/Alzheimer’s can be silent conditions that leave people often feeling confused and alone. Its very hard to recognise in yourself and often it gets hidden from family members as clients don’t want to be seen as “losing it” or “going crazy”. We all do it from time to time did I leave the oven on? or what have I come in here for? phrases which I say myself often! But it gets difficult if a person or family member lives alone, and these things can become a safety concern, putting things in the microwave and getting distracted or leaving toast in the toaster for too long, forgetting to feed the cat or feeding him twice! We have a great deal of experience with clients that are struggling with their memory. At Hazel Home care we respect our Client’s independence and help them to keep their dignity when it comes to remembering things. We will not ask you why you can’t remember that conversation we just had and we won’t get annoyed that you have told us that story before. We won’t embarrass you by pointing out that you can’t remember things. We listen, we care and we try to find ways that will help you stay at home and manage tasks with a little help from us, and give peace of mind to those that worry about you.

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NEW business networking group starting in Glastonbury! Looking for new business and contacts? Wanting to get out of the office? Or just fancy a chat? Following the success of our Wells group we have decided to launch another business networking breakfast that is going to be held at the Bocabar Glastonbury! Each meeting provides plenty of opportunity to meet other local business owners and employees. As well as open networking there’s a 40 seconds introduction round, an informative speaker and three ten-minute 1-2-1 appointments with other attendees. Our events are 50% Business 50% Social – and it works! If you run a local business and would like the chance to be in a room filled with like minded business people, then this could be perfect for you. It’s a friendly, relaxed atmosphere where everyone is welcome to share their business story. Our meeting runs from 8am to 10am. Join us for a delicious breakfast and use the opportunity to get the word out about your business. Meetings are held every fortnight so if you can’t make it to this one there are plenty more to choose from. Please note that the event costs £15 (including VAT) to attend. This is payable in cash on arrival. Meetings will start in March for further details please contact Harvey on 01458 55 55 03 or email harvey@localreach.co.uk

Business networking is THE most cost-effective way to find new customers You’ll get three great opportunities at every 4N meeting to find those new customers, with three 10 min 1-2-1 business appointments. How good is that!

Wells 4 Networking Meetings White Hart Hotel 19-21 Sadler St Wells BA5 2RR

Next WELLS meetings: Thursday March 12th & 26th

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Give your old computer a much needed boost! An old saying regarding IT provision went something like this, “Reliable, Fast, Cheap - choose two”. The point of course being that you’d have to spend a lot of dosh to make your system fast and reliable. With the advent of Solid State Disks (SSD) I think this saying is now truly outdated. If your Windows laptop is a few years old, or even new from a budget range, you’ll probably find that the hard drive inside is mechanical. The hard drive is the component in your computer that stores data even when your computer is switched off. For many years mechanical hard drives were widely used in both Apple and PC computers. In most circumstances, the hard drive was the bottleneck; hard drives struggled to keep up with the numerous demands your computer puts on them. More acutely, mechanical hard drives are prone to failure. Some years ago the new SSD technology emerged. SSDs have a much faster read write speed than mechanical disks. Unlike mechanical disks, SSDs have no moving parts and are less prone to failure. Unfortunately, as with all new technology, SSDs came at a high price and only big businesses fitted them in their server computers. Nowadays, SSDs are affordable for most of us. A 120 Gigabyte SSD will set you back less than £50. Once the SSD is fitted in your machine it will feel much faster than when new. Start up times will dramatically speed up, your computer will be quieter and so much quicker in every way. Some of the high end SSDs, only 20% or so more expensive than the average SSD now come with a 10 year manufacturers warranty! This will give you some peace of mind on just how much more reliable than a mechanical disk your new SSD will be. Not that you shouldn’t backup backups are always a good idea; the possibility of having to use your backup is significantly reduced when you upgrade your computer with an SSD. SSDs represent the best way to inject a new lease of life in nearly all older computers. A worthwhile investment!

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HEALTH AND BEAUTY BEHOLD THE ABS OF MARCH

A New Year - A New You

Abdominal muscles need to be exercised appropriately to function fully and protect the spine. Add in dynamic stability of the shoulders and hips/pelvis for a full core work-out to stay safe.

So Christmas has been and is long gone!! Resolutions were being made - resolutions including those TO LOSE WEIGHT!!

Only specific, essential exercises work in a scientific effective way. (Dr Stuart McGill). “Become a Supple Leopard” (Dr Kelly Starrett) and practise the best techniques. Drop into a PilogaFit class to learn the must-do movements and those to avoid ! Get “Fit for Easter” - Start now. Further information John Beasley 01749 672482 www.pilogafit.co.uk

SPINE & CORE STABILITY Essential Exercise

St Thomas’ Church Hall Wednesdays 5.30 - 6.30pm

Connect Centre, Portway Mondays 5.30 - 6.30pm Thursdays 9.30 - 10.30am

Any age – Drop in – Pay as you go – £5 a session – Just bring an exercise mat

John Beasley 01749 672482

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Here at Glastonbury Slimming World (Tor Leisure) we were ready to welcome all those fabulous New Members - both Brand New and Returning Members with a Brand New (2019 Edition) New Members Pack - Celebrating 50 years of Slimming World. Members were ready to embrace a new, healthier lifestyle that alongside a fabulous Healthy Eating plan that fits around all the family, where no food group is banned - including ‘CARBS’ and never having to go hungry, but also incorporating Body Magic (exercise) when they are ready to do so. Yes, Groups are busier than before Christmas! But, they also have an exciting, enthusiastic buzz about them too - Members are sharing their success stories, new found food recipes and new ways of making their favourite meals low syn and often SYN FREE - but, most of all their ‘fabulous weight losses’. Following Slimming World - New Members in Glastonbury have lost over an amazing 300lbs - that’s more than 21 stone between them in January alone, many members achieving their 1/2 stone award in their first week! Do you want to find out more? Why wouldn’t you? Come and join us (get Summer Body Ready) every Tuesday 5.30pm & 7.30pm, and every Thursday morning 9.30am at Tor Leisure, Street Road, Glastonbury or call Jo on 07778 871590.

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Tuesday Glastonbury 5.30pm & 7.30pm Tor Leisure Centre, Street Road, Call Jo 07778871590 Wednesday Street 9.30am, 11.30am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm The Wessex Hotel Call Dawn 07702797133

Thursday Glastonbury 9.30am Tor Leisure Centre, Street Road, Call Jo 07778871590 Thursday Elmhurst School Street 7.30pm Call Emma 07432584673 Saturday Elmhurst School Street Saturday 9 and 11am Call Holly 07742942828

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Elbowing pain away We rely on our arms and hands for a massive range of everyday tasks and movement. Often it’s only when a problem occurs – especially around the elbow - that we really notice how hard they normally work. The elbow is an essential lever joint. When it is painful or stiff, it makes using arms and hands problematic – and greatly impacts our life and ability to do so many things. Activities such as opening jars, carrying or holding, gripping a kettle and even having a cup of tea can become bothersome and painful. Problems with the elbow are often associated with repetitive strain injuries. We’re familiar with this term around sustained use of a computer – and perhaps a mobile phone too. But it can also be caused by turning the elbow in a twisting motion or by the effort of using it for prolonged control. This includes carrying a bag or briefcase and, of course, playing tennis or golf, hence the terms tennis elbow and golf elbow. These conditions create areas of tension in the forearms and the inner and outer aspects of the elbow. How can elbow strain be relieved? Massage and acupuncture can help, also wearing a support band that holds the area tight, especially whilst doing activities that may aggravate it. When these treatments cannot help, doctors often use steroid injections or even surgery to cut the tendon and reattach it slightly closer to the forearm. However, a more modern and very effective treatment for elbow strain is Shockwave therapy. This treatment is sometimes available at larger hospitals and is proven to have great success in treating elbow conditions - often in only 3-6 sessions. The Somerset Health Practice, conveniently located at the Glastonbury doctors’ surgery, now offers privately this state of the art Shockwave therapy, which pulses non-invasive waves at the affected area. At the clinic, patients are invited to have a free assessment and are offered the reassurance of personal attention and continuity of care by Matthew Jackson, an expert musculo-skeletal professional. More information: Somersetshockwave.co.uk or call 01458 836152/3 – or 01458 860392 for a free assessment

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WHAT’S ON

Avalon Amateur Radio Club Fridays: This club meets at 7.00pm every Friday evening for an on-air night, at the Scout Hut in Benedict Street, Glastonbury. All welcome. Why not drop in for a chat, a cup of tea, and find out what amateur radio is all about, by practical demonstration. Contact Mike M6FCT - m6fct. aarc@gmail.com  or  Martin G5FM - g5fm@ martinwheeler.net for further information. https:// groups.io/g/AvalonARC/

Coffee Morning Fridays: Held on the first Friday of the month at the Salvation Army, Goswell Road, Street. There is a coffee morning with stalls which takes place from 10am – midday, and Luncheon Club follows at 12.15pm. Bookings for lunch can be made on 01458 448963. 

Parkrun Saturdays: Street parkrun is a free timed 5k (about 3 mile) run, jog or walk that takes place at 9am every Saturday morning

at Strode College sports fields. For details, see parkrun.org.uk/street. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age or ability. To join in, register first online at parkrun.org.uk, print your personal barcode and bring it along with you for 8.45am on Saturdays. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fund for local grassroots groups and businesses launches in Somerset If you are a grassroots community group, grants are now available up to the value of £1,500 from the newly launched Somerset Fund. Somerset Community Foundation (SCF), who manages the fund, is encouraging applications from smaller groups that run on less than £50,000 per year. The grants will be ‘unrestricted’, which means they can be used to pay for ongoing running costs, and the deadline to apply is Friday 22 February, 2019. If you run a business and would like to increase the impact of your charitable giving by up to 80% the Somerset Fund may also be of interest to you.

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The Glastonbury Body Art Event For the second year, Glastonbury became the backdrop for an amazing Body Art Event. Artists from all over the UK created living, breathing, walking pieces of art to the theme of Gods and Goddesses. The, now annual, event is organised by artisan Stephen Duross and body painter Mel Broom and raises funds for local charity Children’s World.   During the afternoon, Glastonbury Town Hall was opened to the public and hundreds visited to see the works of art in the process of being created. The highlight of the Event was an evening catwalk, showcasing the stunning creations, which take each artist six to eight hours to create. Followed by a party for all attending, including the models and artists. Tickets for the evening sold out and it was standing room only for the awe-inspiring show.  Next year’s event is already being planned, with a slightly different take, so keep an eye out for details nearer the time. The Glastonbury Body Art Event really is not to be missed!  If you were unable to attend in person this year and would still like to support Children’s World, the charity is very much in need of funds to keep them

going. They provide unique performance based work for children of all abilities and £10,000 is the magic number they need to raise by June, to stay open. Please follow this link to The Children’s Worlds’ Localgiving page with more info. and a donation platform: https://localgiving.org/charity/childrensworld/  

Sunday Community Lunch Needs You! Our Sunday Community Lunch project will offer an affordable 2 course meal and entertainment to everyone from the local community. To run this project we need volunteers to help cook and serve a Sunday lunch once a month. You do not need to be a professional chef, just have a passion for good quality, home-cooked food and enthusiasm to help the local community. Can you help? For more information please contact Michaela at Crispin Community Centre, Street, BA10 0EZ Tel: 01458 447248 or email info@crispinhall.org.uk

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COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD

DOES YOUR OLD LEATHER SOFA LOOK FADED LIKE THIS?

Are you thinking of getting a new one?

Leather furniture is an expensive investment, so why not find out if it can be professionally cleaned or colour restored like this one and save yourself a small fortune. Copper Beech Cleaning are a local professional leather cleaning and restoration company who offer a free home visit to provide honest expert guidance on the on the likely result of cleaning and restoration. Call Copper Beech Cleaning to arrange your free home visit. 01934 235 855

Your Spare Room could change someone’s life How do you use your spare Bedroom? A place to store the laundry or an under-used exercise bike? Why not give that room an amazing purpose? A home for a Somerset child. The number of children in care in our county has reached over 500. Could you help them enjoy a brighter future? Brandon and Josh 15 and 13, have been fostered for over seven years now and they can’t thank their foster carers enough: “When we first came to Dave and Paula’s house we were really scared, our lives were all over the place. They gave us love, stability and made us feel safe. They treat us just like their own children. We are in a much better place now and looking forward to the future – Dave and Paula say we can stay as long as we like.” We are a ‘not for profit’ service. We channel our energies into a competitive fee for you, great training and support from our team, plus extra rewards and discounts when you foster with us. For more information call 0800 5879900, visit www. fosteringinsomerset.org.uk or come to an information evening: www.fosteringinsomerset.org. uk/events.

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Somerset Sight was established in 1919 to support service personnel returning from World War 1 with eye injuries. Our services for people with sight loss continue to be in great demand 100 years later. We match local volunteers with sight impaired people for friendship and company and often help with reading and correspondence. However brave and independent one is substantial sight loss increases feelings of loneliness and isolation, even the simplest things such as reading the post, making a cup of tea or going for a walk are made extremely difficult. If you have a little time to spare to visit someone please contact me, visits can be flexible around your own life, we particularly need volunteers in the Bridgwater, Burnham on Sea, North Petherton and Highbridge areas. You need no particular skills other than a desire to help and an enjoyment of one on one company, many of our 200 volunteer visitors find that visiting very much enhances the quality of their own lives too. As the local Co-ordinator I would match you to a local person and introduce you to them. We then arrange the visits to take place on a fortnightly basis, visits can be easily organised to fit around your own life commitments.

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LOCAL EXPERT PAGE

Acorn is proud to celebrate its 10th Anniversary. The firm was authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority on the 9th January 2009 and has continued to grow and expand in that time. In 2009 the firm started with four people and now has 24 members of staff which includes 6 solicitors. The original office was at 40 High Street, Taunton above Webbers estate agents in Taunton High Street. A second office was then opened in May 2011 on the High Street in Street. The firm now owns premises at 50 Upper High Street, Taunton and at 126 High Street in Street.

David Sinclair partner said: “It’s great to celebrate our achievement over the last 10 years it has been an incredible journey and I am very proud of where we are today. I would like to thank all those who have supported us whether clients, friends, family or suppliers and especially our staff, past and present, who have been fantastic.”

Jill Sinclair partner said: “It has been an amazing 10 years. David and I always believed there was a place for the small family business on the High Street. We have a great team working with us who share our values. A big thank you to them and to all who have supported us and believed in us during the past decade. Here’s to the next!” Contact Acorn Solicitors on 01458 441507 for a free consultation

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