| The Advertiser | page 1 |
Advertiser This Month: Podcast - Hit Job Plant Those Trees Full Length & Fabulous FRUFC- Women's Rugby Festival Of Remembrance FCB: Day Trips You’ll Love David Johnston MP - Parish News Button Bicycle - Festive Workshops The Blowing Stone Inn - Festive Menu Faringdon Day Care Centre - Now Open All About: SOTA Gallery - Witney Framing The King & Queen - Christmas Party Menu Regent Cinema: Summerland - In The Heights Faringdon Town Council - Monthly News Letter Advertiser Magazine New Sponsor Of Woman’s Rugby Promoting Local Business, Trade And Services. Advertise - Be Seen - Call Lou 01367 244 975 or 07894554551
| The Advertiser | page 2 |
Advertiser Chris Lewis Electrical DOMESTIC AND COMMERCIAL WORKS FREE QUOTATIONS
07834 983 155 www.chrislewiselectrical.co.uk Faringdon based electrician Call us today to see how we can help you?
This Months Front Cover
Let Us Not Forget!
George is a photographer and videographer based in West Oxfordshire. George’s photography encompasses the natural world, architecture and locations of interest in and around the local area. George’s work can be found on Instagram or Facebook by searching for @G.Woolliams
J GODFREY & SON FUNERAL SERVICES An Independent family run business Spanning four generations ● 24 hour 7 days a week personal service and support ● A private Chapel of Rest, Pre-Paid Funeral plans
We Are Friendly Reliable And Professional Cloud Based Bookkeepers ● ● ● ● ●
“I would 100% recommended! VAT Very reliable and Payroll knowledgeable has really Bookkeeping helped me manage my Bank Reconciliations bookkeeping since I started up Software training my business. – TeenyTots Childcare” and advisory services
● Memorial Stones & Grave Maintenance
Ware Road Stanford in the Vale Oxon SN7 8NY
20 Gloucester Street Faringdon Oxon SN7 7HY
Email: email@example.com CERTIFIED
Call us: 07470718080 firstname.lastname@example.org
Online copy www.theadvertisermagazine.net
| The Advertiser | page 3 |
Check out my new website: www.chrisrobertsmbe.co.uk. I am based in the Cotswolds and I write articles and PR marketing in the media and on social media for people, businesses and events in Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. I help to promote businesses – large or small – about what they do and what they can offer. Or contact me: 01285 712150 m: 0744 350 0744 email@example.com. Pretty Vintage Boutique specialises in vintage clothing and can be found in the Crafters’ Emporium at 8 London Street, Faringdon SN7 7AA. There are over 300 items in store with more due to come in soon – ranging from vintage blouses, skirts, trousers and dresses to the perfect posh vintage prom or ball gown! The boutique’s opening times are Tuesday-Friday from 10am2pm and Saturdays from 10am-4pm. Laura, who runs Pretty Vintage Boutique, plans to be open for longer in the run up to Christmas and is also available online 24/7. If you order online, Pretty Vintage Boutique offers free delivery to all SN7 postcodes or you can click-and-collect from the Crafters’ Emporium. Pretty Vintage Boutique is currently celebrating the fact that some of their stock is being used to feature in an HBO miniseries in Los Angeles called ‘The White House Plumbers’ alongside Hollywood stars, Woody Harrelson, Kathleen Turner and Justin Theroux. For more information, visit: https://prettyvintageboutique.co.uk
Eloise Murby is a funeral/event singer and started her business just before Covid hit. She believes that live music is a great way for people to release their emotions and this is especially true during a funeral – a sad occasion when music and song at the service can provide a poignant moment for people to reflect and remember. As well as funerals, Eloise has sung at memorials in South and North Oxfordshire, Wroughton Hospice and for charity events. She lives in Shrivenham and is happy to travel to a funeral, memorial, Christmas market or event anywhere in Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Bristol and South Wales. To find out more, contact Eloise: 07793 488118, firstname.lastname@example.org
Berrycroft Hub, which is located in the village of Ashbury, Oxfordshire SN6 8LX, has a varied selection of lectures and workshops run by experts in their fields – from science subjects to practical crafts. All have limited spaces, so booking early is recommended. For Christmas, there is a Festive Pottery Workshop taking place on Wednesday 1st December from 10am-4pm. If you can’t make this date, the workshop will be repeated on Saturday 4th December. Price for each workshop is £60.
The Advertiser Magazine Deadline for the December Edition is 19th November
| The Advertiser | page 4 |
SAM KENYON - STRENGTH COACH No experience needed. All materials are provided along with a glass of mulled wine/warm punch and a mince pie. Please wear old clothes, bring an apron, old towel, a packed lunch and your own coffee/tea mug. For more information, visit: www.berrycrofthub.com or contact Jo: 07963 591249, email@example.com Congratulations to Penny Ling of Penelope Ling Hypnotherapy who has been awarded the LiveWire Prestige Award Oxfordshire Hypnotherapist of the Year 2021-22. Penny, who up until March 2020 saw clients at her home in Longcot, was forced to move online during the pandemic. This opened up opportunities for working with clients from around the world, as well as the UK. She is currently available both online and face-toface at the Kingsmoor Clinic in Kingston Bagpuize. Also during the first lockdown of 2020, Penny was able to publish her first book: ‘Driving Me Crazy’, which helped many who struggled with driving confidence once lockdown ended earlier this year. Her book is available from Amazon. Find out more at: www.oxford-hypnotherapy.co.uk You can find Sam Kenyon, Strength Coach at Mission Fitness in Faringdon and at Pro Strength & Fitness in Swindon. Sam is a personal trainer who specialises in strength training, focusing on improving your everyday life by making training simple and effective. Help reduce aches and pains from a physically demanding job by strengthening your body, have all your training mapped out for you, so all you have to do is show up and put in the work! To find out more, contact Sam: 07723 355666, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Crook and Gerry Millington, who are friends and colleagues working from the Faringdon office of Perry Bishop Estate Agents, have been taking part in the ‘Cycle 150 Miles In September Challenge’ to raise money for Maggie’s cancer support charity in Oxford. Gerry said: “We rode at a leisurely pace with several rides of about 20 miles per day throughout September. “We were pleased to be able to complete our target of raising £150 and contribute to this worthwhile cancer charity and would like to thank everyone who backed us either by donating or helping behind the scenes.” Maggie’s cancer charity is a cause that is very close to the hearts of both Sue and Gerry. Sue lost her husband, Ken, to cancer eight and half years ago and said: “My late husband was diagnosed in 2009 with a rare cancer. We came across Maggie’s after Ken’s first treatment and they gave us so much support.” Perry Bishop’s Residential Director, Sarah Benson has been with the Faringdon estate agents for over 30 years, but is currently off work to be with her husband, Roddy, who is receiving palliative care for cancer. Roddy is extremely well known in Faringdon, having been a past President and Head of the Faringdon Rotary fundraising committee for many years; is famous for donning a Santa suit at Christmas-time to ride aboard a Thomas the Tank Engine ‘Santa sleigh’ and also spearheading the organisation of the Buscot Fun Run; pizzas at TRUCK festival and Faringdon’s Christmas lights and fireworks. Feature your business in a free editorial in The Advertiser, please contact the Editor, Lou on 01367 244975, 07894 554551 or email@example.com
Strength Training Specialist ● Reduce aches and pains ● Make everyday tasks easier ● Take the planning out of your hands
Call Me Sam: 07723355666 firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: SK Strength Instagram: @SK_Strength Mission Fitness Faringdon & Pro Strength & Fitness Swindon
Let Us Not Forget Armistice Day At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. A Two Minute Silence is observed, the day marks the end of the First World War. Remember those who have died for us!
The Faringdon & District Royal British Legion present their Corn Exchange, Faringdon. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12th at 7.30pm. Programme to include readings, music by the Shrivenham Military Wives Choir together with Remembrance and Commemorations due to cancellation last year, as well as the Celebration of 100-years of the Royal British Legion Tickets £6.00 each available from the Faringdon Town Council, T.I.C. Office, Market Place, Faringdon.
LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS GARDEN MAINTENANCE CALL SETH
01367 820941 07506758703 GROUNDWORK PATIO - FENCING HEDGES - TURFING www.parkerslandscaping.uk email@example.com
| The Advertiser | page 5 |
(2020 - Drama, Romance,. War) During World War II, reclusive writer Alice has her sequestered life upended when Frank, an evacuee from the London Blitz, is left in her care. Despite initially resolving to be rid of him, Alice finds herself and her emotions reawakened by him. Stars: Gemma Arterton, Tom Courtenay Film duration: 1 hour 39 mins (no interval) Matinee Club @ The Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange, Faringdon. Doors open 12.30pm, film starts at 1pm ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY £4 from Faringdon Information Centre Matinee Club Membership - Just £24 for 12 films
(2021 - Drama, Music, Musical) A film version of the Broadway musical in which Usnavi, a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life Stars: Anthony Ramos Film duration: 2 hrs 23 mins plus 15 min interval Blockbuster @ The Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange, Faringdon. Doors open 7.00pm, film starts at 7.30pm ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY £3 U18s, £4 Adult, £10 Family from Faringdon Information Centre
| The Advertiser | page 6 |
A busy month of meetings with lots going on!
A draft budget was set at £19,700. The purchase of a maypole and flagpole will be investigated by Cllr. Bentley Partnership updates were received from Faringdon Food Bank, Earth and Faith Tree Planting scheme, Community learning Hub and Folly Fest. Due to the rise in CV-19 a reduced parade will be held for on 14th November 2021 from 10.30am convening for an act of remembrance at the War Memorial at 10.45am. Suggested future events were put forward and will be investigated including a May Day event, catch the pigeon Boxing Day event and community litter picks – a working party was set up to organise events. Anyone wishing to be involved should contact firstname.lastname@example.org – to be held 27th November 2021. Sadly, Rotary cannot run the event this year. FTC will organise an event focusing on children’s crafts, Christmas Music and local business. Faringdon Rotary will help with marshalling and Thomas the Tank Engine. – Now up and running every Tuesday in the Corn Exchange 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Please come along to find out more!
Draft budget figures were set for the Corn Exchange, Pump House and Recreation and Open Space Capital Expenditure in 2022/23 could include energy saving measures for all venues. A bandstand would also be investigated. for all town council operations were received. A big thank you to Perry Bishop who will sponsor all the small Christmas Trees and to Leaders who will sponsor the large one. Thanks also to Rotary who will source and install the trees. FTC will install and pay for all the lights as usual. Work suggested in a tree survey on FTC owned trees was approved. It was agreed to purchase a tree to plant as part of the Faringdon Branches Out project. A £200 grant would be given to the Friends of the Wilderness to plant an appropriate tree. Any residents who would like to be involved in this project can find out more from the Information Centre or Mustard seed.
- the Facilities Manager will work through all recommendations from a recent energy saving audit and feasible projects should be brought to the next meeting.
- Cllr. Webb will work with the Clerk to replace this sign. - a licence to operate this park was signed. This will hopefully become a Boules Park in Spring 2022. - The Friends of the Wilderness, consisting of volunteers, has now been set up and will manage the area in partnership with FTC. Anyone wishing to join the group should email email@example.com and their details will be forwarded.
A motion proposing that Faringdon Town Council declares its support for The United Nations Treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons was considered. It was AGREED that this motion should be considered at the Town Meeting on 22nd November in the Corn Exchange at 7pm to allow members of the public to be involved. District Cllr. Grant was asked about the state of the car park at Folly Park. He agreed to make enquiries about the adoption of Folly Park View and the car park to enable it to be repaired and maintained. - the town council are very disappointed to learn that the pavements in the Town Centre will not be refurbished until 2022. The Town Council feel the state of the town centre pavements are dangerous and noted that there had been several falls. Residents are encouraged to report all defects and accidents to Oxfordshire County Council via Fix my Street. CCllr. Thomas would be asked why the works were un-budgeted and why. The Clerk will write to Oxfordshire County Council to express disappointment and concern highlighting the urgency of the work.
Congratulations were made to Folk Weekend Oxford There was Morris dancing, folk music at the Bell, a beautiful floral display under the Old Town Hall by local florists Go Tell the Bees, Jem’s Complete Care and our Town Mayor Kiera Bentley.
Cllr. Finn was elected as Chair of the Grants Sub Committee. The following grants were awarded: ● Root and Branch £1,800, ● Pump House Project £1800 . ● Vale Community Impact £2000 ● Faringdon Pharmacy £150 painting bursary
firstname.lastname@example.org 01367 240281 www.faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk
| The Advertiser | page 7 |
Wednesday 20th October The conclusion of external audit 2020.21 was received and the Clerk was congratulated on another clean audit. Legal fees to progress the purchase of the former Volunteer Inn were approved. It was agreed to purchase equipment to allow meetings to be accessed virtually and to be broadcast live. Remembrance Artwork will be purchased Repairs and improvements to Christmas lights’ infrastructure will be undertaken. The first round of budget setting took place giving an early draft figure of £458,766.
- A smaller event than usual this year with a focus on local businesses and community groups. Join us on the 27th of November. Santa’s Grotto in The Place from 2:30pm Children’s Craft sessions in the Corn Exchange and music in the Market Place from 4pm. Light Switch on at 5pm
We are so looking for forward to our Christmas Market held in the Market Place on Saturday 4th December from 10am to 1pm. Stalls, music and Christmas fun! To book a stall email Liz@faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk
Faringdon Information centre is pleased to welcome Teresa Mackenzie, who has lived in this area all her life and over the years has tried a variety of crafts. She likes to try new handicrafts as well as returning to ones she has enjoyed in the past. Her favourite is making jewellery, not only stringing necklaces and making up earrings, etc., but making the beads that make up these pieces. This involves hand rolling each bead, decorating and baking them and then varnishing each one. Another favourite is Redwork embroidery, usually in the form of Christmas decorations. She also enjoys sewing, making small gifts such as lavender bags, make-up bags, card purses, etc. Come along to the Faringdon Information Centre during November to see Teresa’s beautiful, handcrafted jewellery and gifts.
- A fantastic range of Charity Christmas Cards will go on sale. A large percentage from the cards goes directly to the charity. Come and have a browse! Opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm and 9:30am to 1pm on Saturdays.
Decorate your home or business with a Christmas Light display and be a part of our fun Christmas trail. For more information and how to take part please email: email@example.com
I retired some 6 years ago after almost 50 years as an Environmental Health Officer working mainly in local authorities from the Vale of White Horse to Kensington and Chelsea. I moved to Faringdon to be close to my two daughters and their children. I undertake voluntary work with Oxfordshire’s Youth Justice Service both as a referral panel member and acting as an appropriate adult at Abingdon Police station on a Rota. I was encouraged to put myself forward for election to the Town Council by my daughters and had the privilege of being elected. My focus is both on the environment in its broadest sense and on stimulating the town centre to be a vibrant hub not only of some retail shops but especially of places for eating and drinking and general social interaction which I believe is the way to proceed. I live in the town and have enjoyed my time here and working with the other Councillors to try and improve life for all inhabitants of Faringdon.
firstname.lastname@example.org 01367 240281 www.faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk
| The Advertiser | page 8 |
What's the PLAN for the SPRING TERM? Our Early Stage students aged 4 to 6 years, will be BALLOONING AROUND THE WORLD with SAMMY THE BEAR. Each week they will jump onboard their imaginary hot air balloon and then celebrate the music, dance, and drama of the magical places we visit. Its SHOW TERM for our Main Stage students aged 6 to 15 years, they will be using the Musical SHREK as inspiration for their creativity in a show called 'ONCE UPON A SWAMP' Give your son or daughter the gift of confidence and help them to find 'their people' Sign up NOW for a TWO WEEK TRIAL Christmas Holiday Workshops AVAILABLE too!
| The Advertiser | page 9 |
FARINGDON RUGBY CLUB FRUFC goes from strength to strength Faringdon Rugby Union Football Club (FRUFC) continues to deliver a bumper season with super wins from the Silverbacks and further community activity added to the calendar. Touch Rugby on a Tuesday night has proved very popular even with the changing season. Every week we’ve had at least 45 turn up from a full range of ages – great to see. Due to the success of Touch Rugby and demand, we are delighted to have been able to officially start a separate women’s rugby training session. This will run every Wednesday at 6pm for all abilities. Come and join us! Our senior team, the Silverbacks has also strengthened their start to the season with a further win at home – they now have two wins from three matches. The second match, away to Oxford Rugby ended 26-19 to the Silverbacks. A good battle from both sides in what was gruelling conditions. In the third match, they were awarded a HWO (Home Walk Over) prior to kick off, as the opposition, Risborough couldn’t field a front row. Both sides elected to play a friendly, with uncontested scrums from the off. The Silverbacks came out the victors, winning 54-0. Currently the Silverbacks sit a promising fourth in the league. Training continues on every Thursday at 6:15pm – do come along if you have an interest in playing for the seniors or for the Under16s. A note of thanks needs to be given to everyone who helped run and support our first Families Day at the end of September. We hope to do the same next year and help local charities raise much needed funds, whilst providing a really fun day out for all families. Our partnership with Glouscester Rugby Club continues with another rugby camp held at half term. Plus for our members we are now officially affiliated, which means cheaper ticket prices! If you become a member of FRUFC, we can provide your discount codes. Finally we are delighted to confirm that together with Faringdon Community College we will be offering regular after school rugby to all year groups for the foreseeable future. Our first session was attended by 25 children with FCC Head of PE Mr Rees, along with our coach coordinator Keith Wilson and our Chair, David (Chuck) Norris. This is an excellent opportunity for kids to get involved in rugby away from the usual weekend games or training. We as a club are extremely excited to work more with the community, delivering on all the activities set out at the start of the season and will continue to become involved in all aspects of the community. We are continually looking to help and assist whenever possible with your suggestions. Do sign up to the Community Lottery where each ticket sold helps with our ongoing fundraising for the club. For your chance to win £25K every week register with www.whitehorselottery.co.uk/support/faringdon-rugby. GET INVOLVED! Maybe you are a long-term resident or are new to Faringdon. Perhaps you are here for a few years at one of the nearby service bases. Either way, make rugby union YOUR sport and Faringdon YOUR rugby club. To keep track on what is happening at FRFUC, follow us on Facebook or check out our events on the website www.faringdonrugby.club/events
Call Amy on 07514 255703 WATCHFIELD Watchfield Village Hall SN6 8TA Monday 6pm
STANFORD IN THE VALE Mill Farm SN7 8NP Thursday 5:30 & 7pm
Advertiser Magazine Sponsor’s Woman’s Rugby!
| The Advertiser | page 10 |
SKIP HIRE! Faringdon Based company Call us: 07501 081 971
S E C I V R E S P.C ●Skips ●Recycling ●Fully Insured ●Waste Management ●Emergency Out Of Hours Delivery ●Sand & Gravel Delivery Prices On Request 3yd 4yd 5yd 6yd
£130 8yd £260 £160 10yd £300 £190 12yd £340 £220 * Most popular size *
| The Advertiser | page 11 |
By: Eric Cunningham
PODCAST – Hit Job This month’s review is of the comedy show ‘Hit Job’ written by Eric Cunningham. The podcast is free if you have a membership to Audible, part of Amazon. It tells the story of Brynn Morris, an aspiring artist desperate to earn money to pay for her grandmothers lifesaving surgery. She takes a job as an administrator at Kill Co, whose motto is “Do Bad Things for Good Reasons”. At the start of her employment, she is appalled at the objectives of the company, killing people. Kill Co, need a company morale boost so create a competition to see who can kill the most people in the shortest period. The rules of the competition constantly change to suit the Managing Director. The most significant rule change is that the person at the bottom of the leader board becomes a target. There are strict rules about who can and cannot be killed. All kills are displayed on the company app, think Tinder. Swipe left, and it’s a pass, swipe the other way and you accept the contract. Our heroine gets herself involved in the competition. Brynn teams up with Geo, the tech nerd, who’s father started the company. The subsequent episodes take us on each of their kills and the mishaps they experience. The series has undertones of Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. To enjoy this series you would need to understand “cult” movies, as there are subtle references throughout, for example, one employee of Kill Co wares a mask, and invites friends over for dinner, (for those who don’t know, Silence of the Lambs). Film references come thick and fast. The series has 12 episodes which is two episodes two long. The pace was excellent, and the comedy timings of the voice artists were superb. The attitudes of Millennial's was fascinating, from self-absorbed social media junkies to dedicated diligent workaholics. Its wacky view on life and death is interesting. Anyone in business is a target, especially if money is a driving force. Environmental issues and morality were discussed about who should be added to the ‘hit list’. I am not sure I like the concept of glamorising killing but there are laughs out loud moments, some sophisticated dialogue that moves the story from one subject to the next. I wouldn’t recommend this to my father, however, my nephew would love it. A new cult audio production has just been created. Here is a link to my website if you are interested in listening to the podcast, however you will need a membership to Audible. (An unadulterated push towards my website www.publishmystories.com/blog/HitJob) Julie Farmer 01367 246003 myPA Virtual Services and www.publishmystories.com
Freelance Photographer Service includes Family Children Events Weddings Call Boom: 07971518629 www.wboomsphotography.co.uk
| The Advertiser | page 12 |
| The Advertiser | page 13 |
The Blowing Stone Inn Festive Menu STARTERS
Prawn Cocktail 6 Soup of The Day 6 Pate 6 Goats Cheese Tart 6 TO SHARE Baked Camembert with Garlic & Rosemary and Toasted Bread (V *) 12
Hannah travelled to Thailand to study Thai massage. This wonderful style of massage has become her most popular treatment. Thai can be 2 forms of massage One being a deep relaxing oil massage which helps relax muscle tension and improve circulation. Or a Thai yoga massage which is more stretch and pressure point based. This also helps relax muscle tension and, helps with a range of movement in the body. In Your Own Home
Or The Lotus Retreat
Call Hannah on: 07427623391
MAINS Pan Fried Halibut & Cured Scallops on a bed of Kimchi topped with Coriander Shoots 18
Roast Turkey with Garlic & Herb Sauce, Seasonal Vegetables and Yorkshire Pudding 16
Specialist Designers & Makers of Curtains & Soft Furnishings
Fresh Linguine With A White Wine, Shallot & Garlic Sauce (V) 12 (available with chicken) (14) Pie of the day 14 Rotisserie Chicken 12 Half Chicken with two side dishes 30 Day Aged 10oz Sirloin Steak 22 Served With Fries, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & Grilled Portobello Mushroom The Blowing Stone Beef Burger Double stacked 4oz in a brioche bun with sliced tomato, lettuce, cheese & fries Choose from our regular house burger 14 or Our "hot" burger 14 Same as our regular burger with jalepeno peppers and chipotle sauce SIDES Fries - Ale Battered Onion Rings - Seasonal Vegetables Coleslaw - Salad 3 each DESSERTS Christmas Pudding with Cream 6 Sticky Toffee Pudding with Custard 6 Cheesecake with Ice Cream 6 Ice Cream Nachos 9
“ Come and see our fabulous new fabric collections or arrange a free home consultation”
1 Mill Street, Wantage T:01235 799914 www.hazelinteriors.co.uk
Pork and cranberry sausage rolls 5 Vegetarian sausage rolls 5 Pigs in blankets with plum jam 5 Basket of scampi 5 Dietary key: GF – Gluten Free, * - Can be made Gluten Free, V – Vegetarian, VN - Vegan
CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS CHRISTMAS EVE: Bar - Midday to 22:00 Food - Midday to 14:30 & 18:00 to 20:30 CHRISTMAS DAY: Closed BOXING DAY: Bar - Midday to 22:00 Food - Midday to 16:00 NEW YEAR'S EVE: Bar - Midday to 01:00 Restaurant Available For Pre Christmas Gatherings Business Lunches & Dinners The Blowing Stone Inn, Kingston Lisle OX12 9QL Email: email@example.com Website: www.theblowingstoneinn.com
The Blowing Stone Inn 01235 612707
| The Advertiser | page 14 |
This Is About Trees - Planting Trees! Lots Of Them - In Faringdon This Winter! Of course, the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; but the next best time is this November. Why November? First Reason: while a tree is resting from producing leaves and fruit, it has more energy to make good roots. The soil is also ideal - still warm from the summer, but not too dry. Second Reason : in November this year there is a Global Climate Conference. The UK is hosting a 12-day meeting in Glasgow with the world’s climate scientists and political leaders. This is being seen as the last chance for the world to step back from the brink of complete climate disaster. Will a few hundred trees in Faringdon make any difference? Yes – Every Single One. Planting a tree is hopeful and practical. Let’s show our children and grandchildren that we believe in the future. Let’s tell the world’s leaders that we are watching them and we expect them to get it right this time. And each tree will be removing carbon from the atmosphere for years to come, while also giving a home to countless birds and insects and smaller plants and fungi. A small step to add greatly to the beauty and health of the earth and everything that is in it. Will you branch out with us this November (or in fact anytime up to next March)? Order a tree now, ready for planting in the winter. Find out how, at the Information Centre, or the Mustard Seed Shop, or go to www.faringdon.org
| The Advertiser | page 15 |
ART & CRAFT TO WARM YOUR HOME AND YOUR HEART Husband and wife team, Jennifer and Andrew Harrison work together under the same roof in the Cotswold town of Witney. Jennifer runs the SOTA Gallery and Andrew is in charge of Witney Framing. Andrew served for 24 years in the British Army and Jennifer was in property management. Whilst in the Army, Andrew took a carpentry apprenticeship, as he had always wanted to be a furniture maker. However, he found that instead he was drawn to sculpture and, as part of his resettlement package, the Army sent him to work with a world-renowned sculptor in France. Once Andrew retired, he and Jennifer decided it was time to open their own gallery to showcase the best of Oxfordshire and British Art – and so SOTA was born. When the businesses first opened in 2012, they were in a much smaller building, but they later moved to larger premises just next door off the main Market Square in the pedestrian walk of Langdale Court. The new building really lends itself well to being a gallery where it’s possible to display and show more work. Jennifer said: “Andrew and I work well together. We are a great team.”
The art and craft is very varied: Original Art, ceramics, prints, glass, sculpture, jewellery and limited edition prints. These wonderful works are on display in the gallery for people of all ages and from all over Oxfordshire and beyond to visit, enjoy and purchase. Jennifer, who was born in Oxfordshire, said: “We have a wide variety of styles and subjects – there really is something for everyone.” Witney Framing is situated inside the SOTA Gallery and offers a range of standard-size frames as well as a bespoke service. Andrew said: “Picture frames are key in the overall presentation of art. Not only do frames enhance the final look of the piece, they also protect it. More often than not, a frame can even add monetary value to the painting. “We have seen a large increase in the sale of art since we re-opened our business post-lockdown in April 2021,” said Andrew. “People have spent a lot of time in their homes and have been re-decorating or re-modelling. Both Jen and I love what we do and are passionate about promoting the wonderful work of our artists.” The SOTA Gallery and Witney Framing can be found at 11 Langdale Court, Witney OX28 6FG and are open from MondaySaturday from 9am-5pm. The gallery is disabled, wheelchair and pushchair accessible. There is free parking for up to three hours located close by in the Woolgate car park behind Waitrose. Find out more from: www.sotagallery.co.uk or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
| The Advertiser | page 16 |
White Horse Business Park Ware Road Stanford in the Vale Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 8NY
● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●
MOT’s Class 4 & 7 Tyres - Tracking Air-Con Re-Gas Brakes - Clutches Servicing For All Makes Of Vehicles Mechanical Repairs Battery Replacement Exhausts - Timing Belts Professional Diagnostics Free Fitting On All Exhausts Batteries & Brakes
Call us 01367 718698 Family Run Business
| The Advertiser | page 17 |
R.J. HARRISON Plumbing & Heating Ltd 01793 784348 K&Q Sharing Boards
Tel: 01367 242473 Mobile: 07909 915595 email@example.com ● Oil, Gas & LPG, boilers & fires, installation and maintenance ● Central Heating System - design, installation maintenance & repairs ● Bathroom Design - sanitary & shower instillation
The King & Queen’s Sharing Boards are a perfect way to enjoy a relaxed lunch or dinner for your Christmas Party Celebrations. Platters which are served to the table help to create an informal atmosphere and encourages chatting and mixing together, whilst relishing a variety of our delicious dishes. Salmon Roulade with Cucumber Relish Chef’s Marinated Tequila & Lime Chicken Wings with Mint & Lime Mayonnaise Padron Peppers with Aioli Aubergine Chips with Balsamic Glaze & Honey Served with a Bowl of Chips & Loose Leaf Salad Moroccan Pork Skewer with Tzatziki Homemade Meatballs in a Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Sauce Lollipops of Lamb Chop Mixed Seafood Skewer Patatas Bravas with Aioli Large Camembert baked with Garlic, Honey, Rosemary & Thyme, served Marmalade Jam and Criostinis Churros with Chantelle Cream & Chocolate Sauce Homemade Dark Chocolate Tart & Strawberries Homemade Sticky Toffee Pudding with Whiskey Sauce Boards will-be presented for two people to share All 3 Courses for £27.50 per head Food Allergies & Intolerance's – Please speak to a Member of the King & Queen Team regarding the ingredients in your meal when placing an order December 2021 Christmas Parties
FREEDOM MAN & VAN CLEARANCE SERVICES Cheaper than a skip, and we do the work! Registered Waste Licence Clearance House • Garage • Loft • Shed • Garden General & Garden Waste - Furniture - Fridges - Freezers Cookers - Bikes - Sheds Clearance Man & Van Single item to whole house - Blankets - Straps Long wheelbase high top van T: 01285 713305 • M: 07905 258731 www.freedommanandvan.co.uk
| The Advertiser | page 18 |
Second None Vehicle Repairs Ltd
EXCLUSIVE TO SECOND 2 NONE FREE CAR TYRE WARRANTY Lifetime accidental damage warranty on all RoadX tyres purchased For more information speak to Bob.
MOT’S Now Testing… Class 1 & 2 Motor Cycles Class 4 Cars Class 5 Mini Busses With 13 or More Seats Class 7 Vans Over 3,000 kg 6 Days A Week
FIRST CHOICE FOR: SERVICING - MOT’S - TYRES - EXHAUSTS - BATTERIES DIAGNOSTICS TIMING BELT - MECHANICAL REPAIRS - AIR CONDITIONING Call now for the best prices ‘Guaranteed’
01367 243456 Unit C1, Old Sawmills Road Park Road, Faringdon
| The Advertiser | page 19 |
Country Life Faringdon Day Centre for the elderly has now reopened after the Covid shutdown and is keen to welcome new clients. We meet every Monday and Thursday, 9.15am- 2.15pm, in Faringdon Baptist Church Hall for socializing, games, activities, refreshments and a freshly cooked two-course lunch – all for the cost of £12. Come for a taster visit for free. Local transport can be available if needed. For more information contact Annamaria on 07523 116 918. The spooky days have just passed us and the sparkling and twinkly ones are just upon us as everywhere starts to adorn the festivities ready for Christmas… BUT, I don’t want to talk about Christmas just yet and thought I’d come up with some fun and creative ways for you to dispose of your pumpkins instead of leaving them to rot on the street or throwing them in the bin and letting them go to waste. Idea 1 - If you didn’t carve yours into a spooky face or something for Halloween then why not cut the top off and scoop out the seeds for roasting. Roasted pumpkin seeds are delicious, especially dusted with vanilla sugar and make a perfect and nutritious snack.
pRopERtY MAintEnAncE 07535 417750 28 Years Experience ● Carpentry ● Groundwork
Idea 2 - Why not fill your pumpkin with bird-seed or fat balls and leave it out for the birds, somewhere high up so they can feel safe and secure. It’s a fun thing to do, good for wildlife and something kids might enjoy! If you’ve got any other ideas or suggestions on what to do with pumpkins I'd love to hear them so head over to my Instagram page @hercountryliving or visit my blog www.hercountryliving.com and share them with the wider community! The rest of this month is going to be spent working (as always) but also cleaning up leaves in the garden as well as venturing out into the damp and cold weather to go mushroom hunting (for observation only) locally. Some of the coolest mushrooms we’ve seen have been amethyst deceivers which are edible (but please do not pick or eat these without a professional as they look similar to Lilac fibrecaps which are toxic). If you’d like to have a go at mushroom spotting you’ll need to go out ready to look at the ground, up trees and in damp and warmer places (woodlands are ideal). Some of our favourite locations are local and you might even find some growing in your back garden.
● Decking ● Composite Prime Pro Installer firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are looking for fun recipes and things to forage, head over to my Instagram page @hercountryliving where you can find lots of fun tips and ideas for ways to cook easily identified things such as blackberries and apples. Which, if you’re lucky (as the season is now over) you might find lurking in hedgerows and bushes around the local area, but mostly you’ll find tips to keep in mind for next year! Just a reminder, if you’ve got neighbours who have pets, please be mindful of fireworks and loud noises over the next week. Some may have pets that are triggered by loud noises so it’s always best to check in if you’re planning a fireworks party.
asy E e d a M e Win
| The Advertiser | page 20 | Hail can destroy a high percentage of the grapes as the pellets hit delicate flowers and this stops the production of the grapes. Some vineyards even erect nets over the vines to try and protect them from the worst of the hail storms.
Tesco do a lovely Malbec in their finest range and Waitrose have one called Beefsteak club plus some brilliant bargains at Aldi. Sainsbury take the prize for the most Malbec wines on offer, with up to 27 on offer. The bulk of the £6 - £8 bottles will deliver all the flavours you expect at a great price. Spending a little more - £10 - £12 does get more intense flavours, but it is all down to your preference. This month I have picked Argentina for my focus. The wines from this country are plentiful on our supermarket shelves, so there is ample choice. The most common style of wine we get is of course Malbec, which delivers a lovely deep red coloured wine, a hint of blackberry and other dark fruits, plus some spice in the smell. On tasting the wine, you should get the dark fruits like blackberry and dark plums, plus more of the spice and perhaps vanilla. These last two flavours are strongest if the wine has spent some time maturing in oak casks. The tannins are moderate in intensity, which offset the medium levels of acidity that you taste. The result is a nicely balanced wine that is easy drinking. All this makes Malbec a great wine for barbecue season, but also for most roast meats and tomato based pasta dishes. The bulk of Argentina’s wines are grown in a plateau around Mendoza, going North and South from this city. The vineyards are to the east of the Andes, so get the benefit of meltwater runoff to boost the growing season, but also suffer from hail storms early in the growing season.
WE LOOK AFTER YOU! FREE COURTESY CAR, MODERN WITH AIR CONDITIONING
As the Malbec grape is a red variety, you can get a rose made from this grape. keep an eye out as both Aldi and Sainsbury offer this wine. You will get a nice salmon pink colour and gentle hints of strawberry when you smell it. The taste should show off the strawberry and other red summer fruits with a modest acidity and the taste hangs around for a short time.. Keep an eye out for high altitude wines, as these will show even better flavours as the cooler temperatures of high vineyards help the flavours to concentrate. Even the standard Malbec vineyards are around 2,500 feet above sea level, Which is a lot higher than most other countries. In fact the Altura Máxima" (10170 ft ) claims to be the highest vineyard in the world and is used in a blend of Malbec grapes from various high altitude vineyards for a Colomé Malbec Calchaquí Valley Salta found at Waitrose. I hope you enjoy your wines this month and please drink responsibly. Ian, your wine enthusiast.
Call Michael Nash on: 01367 240082 - 07889 197046
AUTHORISED MOT TEST CENTRE
INDEPENDENT Why travel out of town? SERVICING & REPAIRS OF ALL MAKES OF � Tyres CARS & LIGHT � Brakes COMMERCIALS � Tracking VEHICLES � Clutches � Exhausts � Diagnostics � Timing Belts � Re-Gas Air-Con � Mobil 1 Service Centre 27 PARK ROAD FARINGDON SN7 7BP Rear of “STORAGE 4 ALL”
| The Advertiser | page 21 |
| The Advertiser | page 22 |
Curtis Property Services Ltd
●Specialists in flat roofing with up to 20 years guarantee ●High performance flat roof torch approved ●Sealoflex one ply approved ●We are rubber bond single ply approved ●All aspects of lead work from flat roofs to flashing's ●Covering all types of roofing, pitch, slate, tile, stone ●Also supply and fit all types of guttering ●Perform annual drain cleans both internal and external ●Free estimates on request ●24/7 Emergency service available
| The Advertiser | page 23 |
Make Those Changes Is it going as well as you expected? Last month we looked at 4 fundamentals to keep you healthy and well. My aim in life is to be healthy, live long and be happy, maybe yours is too. To achieve this goal we sometimes have to make changes to our current lifestyle. Poor health can make every day activities difficult or even impossible and the way to good health can seem incredibly complex. There are tweaks you can make to improve your energy levels, even if you’re already exercising regularly and eating good sources of protein and plenty of vegetables. So what can you do? 1. Well, of course, keep exercising! Little and often is more effective than one or two marathon sessions a week, and easier to fit in. Anything you do is better than doing nothing! 2. Eat well. Avoid ultra-processed foods as much as possible, eat a few more vegetables, enjoy seasonal fruit and increase your variety of protein sources. Prepare more of your own meals from scratch, and don’t be frightened of making ‘mistakes’. A simple salad or a mixed vegetable, hummus, or chicken wholemeal wrap is so easy to create and better than a bought sandwich for a lunchtime snack. 3. Reduce stress. Often easier said than done, but stress saps your energy. Mindfulness, tai chi or yoga or a walk outside at lunchtime could help. 4. If you are constantly on the go, prioritise so you do less, either at work or at home. Decide what is important to you and put that at the top of your priority list! Ask for extra help if you need it. 5. Sleep is incredibly important to keep your energy levels up and reduce stress. If you’re not sleeping well exercise and relaxation can help, consider improving your sleep hygiene, and do seek help if these don’t work for you. So how can you possibly achieve all of this? It’s not as difficult as you might think. Focus on one or two areas that you know you can change or feel you want to change. Just a few tweaks, if you can keep them up, could make a tremendous difference in the long run! Fitness device of the month: Massage guns I’ve just invested in a message gun, I thought I’d share my experience with it. ● Why - percussive massage therapy is the new foam rolling! ● What does it do? – it helps to prevent body aches and pains, reduces muscle tension, increases blood flow to reduce soreness, tightness and pain. ● Cost - £30 to £300 ● Points to note – massage guns aren’t suitable for everyone; look at reviews before you buy. Some can be too brutal for home or non- professional use. The cheap ones can break easily. I bought the MuscleGun Carbon Go not too expensive at £129.00, I found it well-made and effective. At the end of the day you need to know why you are buying it, what your budget is and how much you will use it. See what you change this month to improve your energy levels! Rich Richard Marfell Wellness Coach 07800 636004 email@example.com www.richardmarfell.uk
BATHROOM SHOWROOM Open to the Public & Trade
For your dream bathroom Let us help!… 01367 242666 firstname.lastname@example.org
Unit A&B, Park Road, Faringdon, SN7 7DS
| The Advertiser | page 24 |
Call us on 01865 820088
| The Advertiser | page 25 |
Mellors MOT and Garage Ltd
David Johnston MP Parish News
Drive Well For Less
I’ve just been appointed to a new role, Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Department for Education. PPSs are support roles to the ministers in a department: they help MPs to get issues resolved within their constituencies that relate to the department’s work; help ministers in any debates or question sessions in their area; and generally act as eyes and ears to spot problems which are bubbling up. They are non-ministerial, unpaid roles but a great way to understand how government really works – and it’s the perfect department for me given my pre-politics career working with young people. The only downside is you’re not allowed to speak in debates that relate to the work of your department! I was pleased to welcome Zac Goldsmith, Minister for the Environment, to the constituency recently. He visited the Buscot and Coleshill estates, where there is a Government Woodlands for Water project in which trees are planted along riverbanks (known as riparian planting), which can help to improve water quality, manage flood risks and boost biodiversity. I took the opportunity to take him to Greencore’s Springfield Meadows development in Southmoor to show him what is possible with housebuilding and he was just as impressed as the other ministers I’ve taken there – I’m hoping if enough see it we’ll in turn see much more of it around the county and the country. The Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme has been running since 1989 and is designed to give MPs and Lords of all parties a better understanding of life in the armed forces. You apply to take part and I was accepted and have chosen the army strand (rather than the navy or air force strand) as my dad was in the army for many years. We happened to kick off in Shrivenham, at the Defence Academy of the UK, for a 2-day induction and we have a year of trips to different bases scheduled. We get to experience some of the same accommodation, food and exercises as those serving and quiz people at all levels. None of us are under any illusion it is truly comparable to what they experience, but my admiration for serving personnel has only grown. It has been a bumper period of constituency events. There have been too many to mention here – 8 in one weekend last month – but highlights include the Wantage parade to celebrate 100 years of the British Legion and 80 years of the Air Training Corps; Faringdon’s Big Green Week exhibition in the Corn Exchange; the Didcot Food Festival; opening the new stables of the Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary in Brightwellcum-Sotwell; and the 40th anniversary of the Wantage Community Church. Special mentions too for the Hanney Michaelmas Fayre and the thank you party for vaccine volunteers at Mably Way. It has been great to see so many people out and about. Now onto the Christmas events! As ever, if I can help with anything then do get in touch via
Free Pick Up & Delivery To All Wantage & Surrounding Villages
MOT’s - All Repairs & Servicing Book A Service & Get Your MOT ½ price Batteries - Air Conditioning Light Commercial Vehicles Horse Boxes Diagnostics Courtesy Cars & Vans Car Sales Tyres & Exhausts Jet Wash & Under Cover Vacuum Open 24/7 ● Forecourt Shop ● Professional Valet Service ● Nectar Points On Fuel Sales ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●
Think Vehicle Think Mellors
01235 760 606 Faringdon Road, Wantage, OX12 9TE email@example.com
| The Advertiser | page 26 |
FARINGDON GARAGE Driven By Customer Care Sales 01367 241212
FULL STOCK LIST AT www.fish-bros.co.uk/peugeot-faringdon ●ALL MAKES AND MODELS ●LOW RATE FINANCE AVAILABLE ●PART EXCHANGE WELCOME
Do You Need Help Finding The Car, You Really Want? We’ll Find It For You
firstname.lastname@example.org FARINGDON GARAGE PEUGEOT, MARLBOROUGH STREET, FARINGDON, SN7 7JP
ALL MAKES SERVICING, MOT’S & REPAIRS PARTS FOR ALL MAKES OF CARS & LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES ALL AT COMPETITIVE PRICES! ●SERVICING FROM £69.99 ●TYRES FROM £39.99 ●BATTERIES FROM £64.99
£35 MOT When You Present This Advert
INCLUDING VAT & FITTING!
FARINGDON GARAGE PEUGEOT, MARLBOROUGH STREET, FARINGDON, SN7 7JP
T: 01367 240141
DEALER QUALITY AT INDEPENDENT PRICES
| The Advertiser | page 27 |
Free Menopause Workshop Free Menopause Workshop held by local GP’s, organised by the Pump House Project. All women will experience the menopause and sadly the list of symptoms are fairly endless and can drastically affect a woman's day to day life. Are you, like so many others, suffering from hot flushes, night sweats, difficulty sleeping, a reduced sex drive, problems with memory and concentration, vaginal dryness/pain or discomfort, headaches, mood changes, (such as low mood or anxiety), palpitations, joint stiffness, reduced muscle mass or recurrent UTI’s? If this is your reality then hopefully there is some light at the end of the tunnel, and a supportive free session to discover your options. The menopause awareness workshop in Faringdon, delivered by White Horse Medical Practice GP’s Dr Glover and Dr Braddy, is to be held on the 25th November, 2021 at the Bowls Club, Gravel Walk, Faringdon SN7 7JN. Organised by the National Lottery Funded project, Brighter Futures, the initiative that offers free courses to the Faringdon Community and makes up part of the Pump House Project’s diverse charity activities. The event will start at 7pm and give you the opportunity to ask the GP’s questions, as well as find out more about treatments and help available. The session will run until around 8.30pm and tea and coffee will be provided for free. The Bowls club is off of Gravel Walk, Faringdon, the last turning on the left as you head out of Faringdon towards Letchlade, just before Aunties Emporium. There is a large car park and parking for around 50 cars. There has already been a lot of interest in this course, via a post on the community facebook group, I Live in a Town of Faringdon, where around 70 women expressed interest. There is space for around 70 people seated so book ASAP to avoid disappointment. For more info or to book please email: email@example.com Brighter Futures also have a variety of other free courses in the pipeline including, mindfulness meditation, yoga, cookery, digital and employability skills. For more information got to: www.facebook.com/brighterfuturesfaringdon
White Rose Accountancy Let me help you with all your accountancy services for small businesses & charities ● Accountancy and tax support for small businesses, the self-employed and charities. ● Flexible and tailored to the needs of each individual client. Please contact me to discuss how I can help you. firstname.lastname@example.org
| The Advertiser | page 28 |
FARINGDON Unit 9 Pioneer Road, Faringdon , Oxfordshire SN7 7BU
| The Advertiser | page 29 |
BUTTON BICYCLE Festive workshops in November and December Lottie Baxter was born in Derbyshire, grew up in Yorkshire and moved to Faringdon 12 years ago with her now husband, Steven. They live together with their two young boys – Henry (8) and Isaac (4) – in an old Georgian house that they are currently renovating and doing all the work themselves. Lottie started her creative workshops business, Button Bicycle, seven years ago but, due to the birth of her second child, the house renovation project and then a broken ankle, Lottie decided she needed to take a small sabbatical from work. However, due to the pandemic, this turned out to be a much longer break than was originally intended. Now Lottie’s youngest child has started school and the renovation project is under control, so Lottie is full of enthusiasm and ideas for new workshops for her business. Lottie has always had a passion for design and creating beautiful things and has a BA Honours degree in Art and Design specialising in textiles. As a former teacher, she got a buzz from teaching new things and seeing the pride on people’s faces when they achieved something wonderful. Her light-bulb moment came when she realized she could have the best of both worlds – run creative workshops and teach people how to make beautiful things. Button Bicycle workshops are open to anyone wanting to relax, have fun, be creative and learn new skills. “I take inspiration for the items I make from the natural world,” explained Lottie. “We are so lucky to have such beautiful countryside on our doorstep, which gives me lots of ideas.” Lottie says she is at her happiest when she is either in the countryside being inspired or creating something new in her studio. “I really love Christmas and the Festive workshops are my absolute favourite,” said Lottie. For the Festive season, Button Bicycle is offering workshops and takeaway boxes in November and December on the ‘Joy of Wreath Making’ to help clients create their own fresh foliage wreath and ‘Christmas Delights’ workshops, which is a relaxed social workshop where participants have the opportunity to make five festive items. Lottie would love to invite you to enjoy the creative world of inspiration, tutorials, workshops, advice and beautiful products. She said: “We offer a relaxed and friendly environment for clients to unleash their inner creativity. Clients have said my tuition is patient and encouraging. I like to think we provide an atmosphere that allows people to flourish. If you can imagine it, you can create it.” To find out more, contact Lottie at: email@example.com or visit www.buttonbicycle.co.uk or find Button Bicycle on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
| The Advertiser | page 30 |
Historic Lock & Key Specialists
Crafters Emporium Faringdon HANDMADE PRODUCTS, UNIQUE CRAFTERS
07557 196890 J.PRIEST & FAMILY LTD firstname.lastname@example.org www.jpriestsecurity.co.uk
By email: email@example.com Facebook: crafters-emporium-faringdon 8 London Street Faringdon - Phone 07497 332916 www.thecraftersemporium.org
| The Advertiser | page 31 |
The Very Best in Healthcare
SHRIVENHAM MEMORIAL HALL Every Tuesday @ 9:30 am and Thursday @ 6:00 pm
www.faringdon-clinic.co.uk Osteopathy / Physiotherapy / Podiatry / Acupuncture Sports Massage / Clinical & Aromatherapy Massage Nutrition Counselling / Psychotherapy / Yoga / Pilates' In this busy and uncertain world, more of us are feeling the effects of stress, anxiety and overwhelm. This affects our mental wellbeing and can also cause problems in our physical body high blood pressure, weakened immune system, insomnia, headaches, stomach problems and tense muscles. Often we try to tackle the symptoms with a quick fix rather than the root cause of the problem, which can usually be traced back to stress.
£5 per session or 5 sessions for £20 Contact Micky for further information: 07528 768 799 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mickyhinder.zumba.com
So what is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy has been popular for centuries, it is the use of concentrated plant extracts (essential oils) for therapeutic purposes. The essential oils can be used to treat both physical and emotional conditions. The sense of smell is the only sense connected to the area of the brain which controls emotional, physical, and psychological responses. How do you use essential oils? Essential oils enter the body either through the skin, which has a longer lasting effect, or through inhalation, which reaches the brain faster. An aromatherapy treatment starts with a consultation looking at the main systems of the body to work out a combination of up to 3 oils that are bespoke to the needs of an individual, and with 43 oils available there are over 12,000 unique combinations! Massage and aromatherapy - the ultimate combination Massage is one of the most common ways of using essential oils, the oils enter the bloodstream and circulate around the body. You get all the benefits of a massage, plus the therapeutic properties of the essential oils. Many studies have been conducted over the years on the benefits of regular massage on all areas of the body. Physical touch has been shown to balance and slow the nervous system, as a result, your heart rate goes down, your blood pressure drops, and your stress-hormone levels fall, leaving you feeling calmer. This in turn can aid and improve sleep patterns, allowing the body more time in the deep restorative stages of sleep, which again loops back to lowering stress levels. Regular massage can boost your immune system by increasing the circulation of white blood cells, the body’s natural defence against infections. Tight muscles due to tension, poor posture or exercise are also helped by massage, increasing blood and nutrients to the muscles and loosening them. The aromatherapy consultation is free, the bespoke oils can be used in a number of treatments from relaxation to deep tissue or hot stone massage.
WRIGHT CHOICE TRAINING Book Now For A 10% Discount Booked & Paid For In November Online Mental Health Champion Course 3rd Dec £125+VAT per person. Emergency First aid course Watchfield Village Hall 10th Dec £85+VAT per person. Health and safety in Construction (for a green CSCS card) Call Sarah on 07830133764 email@example.com
| The Advertiser | page 32 |
079 4187 1323
| The Advertiser | page 33 |
CRowDy & RoSE SoliCitoRS Dear Friends You would have thought in the 21st Century this would not be a problem. But it is. The decision to undertake road works on the dreaded A40 near where I live recently meant a number of drivers decided to use an alternate route from Witney to Oxford via Long Hanborough. But while the workmen were about to undertake their work on the A40, others decided to dig holes at the same time in Bladon and on the road between Long Hanborough and Witney on the A4095 with temporary traffic lights in both locations. This followed on from several occasions recently where holes were dug in Long Hanborough with all the delays that we faced for several weeks. This seems never ending – the digging of holes. Mind you that’s nothing compared to the temporary traffic lights on the A41 in between Bicester and Waddesdon that have been there for more than five months! I have the misfortune of using this road every Thursday and spend a long time in both directions waiting to get through them. As I sit every week and wait, I try to work out what can take more than five months to complete a job. I still have no idea. Is it too much to ask that roadworks be planned systematically to avoid multiple works on already busy roads? It’s not rocket science! But the one thing I’ve noticed in myself and others as a result of Covid19 is we’ve all had to learn to be more patient whether we are queuing at temporary lights or at the shops. And maybe that’s not a bad thing as we live in a crowded Country and we need to make allowances for one another. I just wish the travelling public would be treated with more understanding especially as some journeys are for important appointments at hospital etc.
of fARiNGDoN AND lEChlADE
We have a wealth of local knowledge and are an established part of the local community providing for the needs of our clients
2 Market Place, Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 7HW
Tel: 01367 240285 High Street, Lechlade, Gloucestershire GL7 3AE
Tel: 01367 252644 www.crowdyandrose.co.uk
Over 25 Years Experience - City & Guilds Qualified All Aspects of Painting & Decorating For a prompt and friendly service No VAT & Fully Insured
I love living in these parts and feel really blessed. The only thing I struggle with is getting around!
Rev Fred Ireland, Faringdon United Church
07790 684602 Shrivenham firstname.lastname@example.org
then why not look into ours, one of the areas most highly recommended window companies
● Range of windows & door to suit all budgets ● Large range of colours available in upvc ● Latest energy rated products ● No deposit required ● Local business 25 years trading ● Testimonials available ● Craftsman fitting team ● One of the best guarantees in the industry ● Deal direct no pushy salesmen ● 1000’s of satisfied customers ● FENSA registered Call us today for your free no obligation quotation
01367 850188 01869 343317
| The Advertiser | page 34 |
Manufacturers of Natural Goats Milk Soap, Lotions, Shampoos & More.
A True Reflection Of Quality Glass Processors & Glaziers Glass Cut While-u-Wait Mirrors • Bevelling Sandblasting • Polishing Drilling • Decorative Glass Coloured Splashbacks
Email: email@example.com Cameo Glass, 100 Faraday Park, Dorcan Ind. Est., Swindon, SN3 5JF
Park Farm, Littleworth, Faringdon, SN7 8ED firstname.lastname@example.org
| The Advertiser | page 35 |
Experts - Local Services
Neil’s Bird & Pest Control Are moles ruining your lawn? Rats mice or bird problems? For fast discreet professional service call:
‘Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist’ This is a lovely opportunity to see the National Gallery’s major exhibition of the Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer. It focuses for the first time on his travels through the Alps, Italy and the Low Countries from 1490-1520. Inspired by the many artists and places he visited, Dürer experimented with different media and increased in fame and influence. It is the first significant UK exhibition of the artist’s works for many years and includes over a hundred paintings, drawings, prints and documents loaned from galleries and private collections worldwide. Most of the exhibits are on display in Britain for the first time. As well as works with religious subjects, the exhibition will include portraits and some of his most beautiful and engaging drawings in which Dürer recorded the people, places and animals he saw. You need to book your exhibition ticket from the National Gallery in advance. Standard Ticket is £20. Book online at www.nationalgallery.org.uk or phone National Gallery 02077472885 Please pay for your coach seat on booking - £20 / member, £23 / non-member. Payment through the FAS website: Click on the link https://www.faringdonartsociety.co.uk/upcoming-trips.html for the trip details. Contact Shelagh at email@example.com for further information
07483 250924 firstname.lastname@example.org www.neilsbirdandpestcontrol.co.uk
12 London Street Call us, Amelia & Scott Holden 07484 181 688 email@example.com www.lushlookingcakes.com
Wed 1st Dec or Sat 4th Dec 10am-4pm £60 Join us for festive fun! Making beautiful hand made Christmas gifts for friends and family. Make & decorate lanterns, ornaments. No experience needed, we will provide materials, expertise along with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie! Festive Pottery workshop
Jo: 07963 591249 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A & L Garden Maintenance All aspects of garden maintenance, including Grass Cutting - Strimming Turfing - Hedging Decking. Free estimates without obligation. Fully Insured.
Call Les: 01367 870305 Mobile: 07969 264304 Email: email@example.com
| The Advertiser | page 36 |
Experts - Local Services ● ● ●
John Barnes Window Cleaning Established 1981
Celebrating 40 Years
John Barnes & David Law Would like to thank our loyal customers past and present over the last 40 years Call us for a quote on
07742 746 351 - 01367 241 715
Draught beer, bottled beer, gifts and more.....
Contact Fiona Today
Your local independent Brewery Shop open 9-5 and 10-12 Saturday Free local home delivery
07917 351 477
01367 718 700
www.whitehorsebrewery.co.uk White Horse Business Park, 3 Ware Rd, Stanford in The Vale, SN7 8NY
Homeopathy Heather Abel BA/BSc RSHom
Society of Homeopaths
Tel: 01367 820709
For All Your Plumbing Needs
Zoom Appointments Also Available.
Call Mike 01367 248 486
firstname.lastname@example.org For more info please visit www.mpn-plumbingandheating.co.uk
ORCHARD FRAMING Bespoke picture framing David Keeling 01367 240775 07775 906 881 email@example.com
SARAH’S BEAUTY ROOM Nails - Beauty - Massage Call/text 07825 888 264 e: firstname.lastname@example.org Unit 10, Stanford Business Court SN7 8LH www.facebook.com/Sarahs-Beauty-Room-Stanford
Do you want your small garden and pots, spring cleaning for your own easy maintenance? Elderly & Vulnerable, I'm here to help. *Social distancing is adhered to* Call Angela at Matrix Gardening 01367 821056
| The Advertiser | page 37 |
Experts - Local Services
● ● ●
01367 244 611 6 Cornmarket, Faringdon Opening Hours Monday: 9am - 1pm Tuesday: 9am - 6pm Wednesday: 9am - 6pm Thursday: 9am - 7pm Friday: 9am - 6pm Saturday: 8am - 3pm
From general maintenance to landscaping, watering systems, patios & ponds, we can help. Any size project/job considered.
Please call on or email email@example.com Based in Faringdon
MOBILE CAR DETAILING & VALET company based in Faringdon, with 16yrs experience Call: Mark
Now moved to Bampton Garden Plants call Sarah on
07767 486627 www.rubybeautysalon.co.uk Chickens & Poultry Feed
● Estate Maintenance. ● Fencing. ● Complete structural landscaping, including raised beds, Decking, Patios, Pathways. Free Quotes & Competitive Prices All Tasks Undertaken Efficiently & Professionally
All at unbeatable prices M.J.Hodgkins Open:Mon-Sat 8am-12pm Closed bank holidays
Dan: 01367 243694 - 07970 524944
New Barn Farm, Longworth, OX13 5ED
Tel: 01865 821537 M: 07759551946
FARINGDON NAILS 01367 244 988 6 London St Faringdon SN7 7AA
M.Y. Garden Services Qualified Experienced Gardener Over 20yrs of Garden & Estate Maintenance All Types Of Gardening Work Hedge Cutting & Garden Maintenance Fully Insured & Excellent References
Mike 07957867951 - 01793 976709 email firstname.lastname@example.org
01367 705030 email@example.com
GAS SERVICE HEATING & PLUMBING INSTALLATION REPAIR & MAINTENANCE T: 01993 860728
M: 07887 874 330
The Advertiser is produced by Lou Guthrie published by The Advertiser Magazine Ltd Tel: 07894 554551. All artwork designed by us is the copyright of The Advertiser Magazine Ltd and must not be used by or in any other publication, in whatsoever format, without our prior written consent. No part of this publication, whether advert, pictures or text, may be reproduced in any format whatsoever without the prior written consent of The Advertiser Magazine Ltd . The information published in the advertisements and other articles is supplied and approved by advertisers. The Advertiser Magazine Ltd does not verify or ratify any claims made in such advertisements or text, nor does it accept any claims or liability arising from contact with or use of services advertised. Every effort is made to ensure the accurate reproduction of information supplied by advertisers in their advertisements or other text submitted. Any inaccuracies must be notified to the publisher immediately following the first insertion so that amendments may be made for subsequent issues. The Publisher does not accept responsibility or liability for claims arising for inaccuracies published in advertisements where the advertiser has not advised The Advertiser Magazine Ltd prior to publication.
| The Advertiser | page 38 |
What’s On Date
Every Monday 1st
Faringdon Day Centre Social Mondays & Thursdays
Faringdon Baptist Church Hall
Socializing, games, activities, refreshments and a freshly cooked two-course lunch
Annamarie 07523 116918 £12
Faringdon Bowls Club, Fortnightly coffee mornings
Faringdon Bowls Club
Enjoy a coffee or tea with slice of cake or a sausage roll and friendly chat
Every 3rd Tuesday
Faringdon Business Centre
The Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange
ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY from Faringdon Information Centre
Martial Arts Classes
Faringdon Corn Exchange
Faringdon Day Centre Social Mondays & Thursdays
Faringdon Baptist Church Hall
Socializing, games, activities, refreshments and a freshly cooked two-course lunch
Annamarie 07523 116918 £12
Each Thu 4th
South Marston Chess Club
South Marston Village Hall, SN3 4SH
Rachel Case 07545 923021
Bus Trip to Witney
All tickets available Tourist Information Centre 01367 242191
£4 card only
U3A - Polly Vacher MBE
Faringdon Junior School
Faringdon Junior School
Faringdon Junior School
FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE
Corn Exchange Faringdon
Every 2ⁿd Sat 13th
Children's Clothing Giveaway
St Andrews Church Shrivenham
Christmas Craft Fete Scouts 1st Watchfield & Shrivenham
Shrivenham Village Hall
The Opera Dudes
Buscot Park Theatre
07739 464 129 or 01367 242142
Every Thursday 4th
Little Coxwell Village Hall
Shrivenham Military Wives Choir, Remembrance & commemorations
Art Workshop Catherine Beale
Uffington Farmers Market
Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall
10:00 am 12:00pm
Faringdon Record Fair
Old Town Hall, Faringdon
Seller tables £10 Martin 07887868781
Faringdon Rugby Club v High Wycombe II
Faringdon RUFC Folly Park
New Local Makers Market
Old Town Swindon Hop Inn
The Bowls Club
In The Heights (PG)
The Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange
ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY from Faringdon Information Centre
Shrivenham Art Society Exhibition
Claridge Room Memorial Hall
Paintings, Christmas Cards, Gifts
Faringdon Christmas Light Switch On
Santa’s Grotto in The Place from 2:30
Children’s Craft sessions in the Corn Exchange Music in the Market Place from 4pm Light Switch on at 5pm
Bus Trip to Salisbury
All tickets available Tourist Information Centre 01367 242191
£12 card only
Coffee concert Torriano Ensemble
St. Mary’s Church, Longcot
Seats need to be reserved in advance firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Delights or/and Wreath Making
Bradwell Village Hall
£30 per Workshop
Coach Trip To National Gallery Faringdon Art Society
£23 Coach Seat £20 Exhibition Ticket
Contact me Lou with all your Events email@example.com
| The Advertiser | page 39 |
| The Advertiser | page 40 |