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October 2019

Advertiser Essential shops & services with everything you need all wonderfully local!

Inside this month: Wall2Wall Fireworks & Bonfire Bus Trips This Month Pregnancy Supper Club First Steps Consultancy Folly Tower: Open 6th & 20th Cirencester Collage Open Day AmeEgos Theatre: Guys & Dolls Regent Cinema: Movies For You Faringdon Community Bus Trips Faringdon Art Society Annual Exhibition Promoting local business, trade and services. Advertise! Be Seen! Call Lou 01367 244975 or 07894 554551

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When you cant find the sunshine Be the sunshine The Folly Tower Open Sun 6th & Sun 20th October Last Chance To Climb The Tower This Year! We now have 2019 paper pigeons decorating the Tower. Made by a wide range of people in the Town. Climb the 100 foot Folly Tower for beautiful views Find out about the interesting history Have fun in the woodland finding the sculptures. Things to do at Entrance to Tower: Adults £3, 11-16s £1, Under 11s free The woodland is always open and entry is free. Book the Tower for your own event Tel: 0845 475 8386

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Faringdon Bell Ringers Faringdon ringers congratulate Tom Edgeworth and his wife Claudia on the birth of their son, Oliver on  17th  September. Many people will remember Tom from his time at Tescos. I expect there will be a ringing celebration in due course. The  7th  September  was  a  big  day  for  ringers.    Our  Central Council  met  in  London.    No  Faringdon  ringers  are  exalted enough  to  be  members  but  there  were  exhibitions  and conferences and some of us went to the grand city towers that were allowing general ringing.  An exciting day out. This month the Vale ringers met at Coleshill, a lovely place to visit  in  the  summer.    At  the  business  meeting  two  of Faringdon’s  new  ringers,  Rachel  Kenward    and  Elin Bornemann,  were  elected  to  membership  of  the  Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers.  That means they’ve really made it ! If you’d like to try a new community based activity, that could become a lifetime passion! This is a good time of year to start.  Whether or not you would like to try ringing we  would  love  to  welcome  you  to  visit  Sunday  service ringing (9.45-10.30 am) or Monday practice (7.30-9.00 pm) at All  Saints  Church  or  you  can  contact  us  by  emailing

Faringdon Business Breakfast Club On a  glorious  late  summer  morning  we  gathered  at  Sudbury House hotel for our monthly meeting. There was an excellent turnout with several people attending for the first time.  It is often  the  start  of  a  refreshing  period  in  September,  so everyone was looking forward to hearing from Mel Humphries about hiring staff. During  the  sometimes  nerve-racking  ‘60  second  round’  we heard  about  a  fantastic  range  of  services  that  attendees offered.  We heard about marketing, leasing, training, IT, law as well as methods of collecting money and of course there was an  accountancy  input.    It  did  cover  the  key  elements  that almost every small business needs to start up and keep running so if you are in that category do come and join us at one of our future meetings.  We plan to meet on the first working Monday of every month and gather at Sudbury House Hotel at 7.30am. There  are  no  membership  fees  just  book  and  pay  online  and enjoy a great breakfast. Mel  Humphries  from  the  HR  Department  had  prepared  a brilliant presentation on recruiting you first member of staff in order to cope with your growing business.  She expertly took us through the whole process carefully identifying where the pitfalls are, and describing options and alternatives that would lead to a happy employee and employer.  Her ‘3 key tests’ on the type of contract to offer were extremely helpful. Our  next  meeting  will  be  on  3  October  when  Gail  Vallis  from Clark  Holt  will  help  us  with  advice  and  guidance  on  what  we need to consider when setting up Shareholder Agreements. To book your place you can register directly at:


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REGENT CINEMA Weds 2 Oct - Tolkien (12A) 2019 - Biography, Drama, War The formative years of the orphaned author J. R. R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney Film duration: 1 hour 52 mins, no interval Free tea, coffee and a biscuit Matinee Club @ The Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange, Faringdon. Doors open 12.30pm, film starts at 1pm Tickets in advance £4 from Faringdon Information Centre, £5 on the door Matinee Club Membership - Just £24 for 12 films This includes half priced pre-booked Blockbuster evening cinema tickets.

Friday 18 Oct - Rocketman (15) 2018 - Biography, Drama, Music A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden Film duration: 2 hrs 1 min plus 15 min with interval Blockbuster @ The Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange, Faringdon Doors open 7.00pm, film starts at 7.30pm. Tickets in advance £3 U18s, £4 Adult, £10 Family from Faringdon Information Centre. Tickets on door £4 U18s, £5 Adult, £11 Family.

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Weds 30 Oct - Toy Story 4 (U) 2019 - Animation, Adventure, Comedy When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy. Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts Film duration: 1 hour 40 mins plus 15 min interval Kids Cinema @ The Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange, Faringdon Doors open 1.30pm, film starts at 2.00pm Tickets in advance £3 U18s, £4 Adult, £10 Family from Faringdon Information Centre Tickets on door £4 U18s, £5 Adult, £11 Family For more info or to join the mailing list, please visit our website

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Farundell by LR Fredericks Our splendid week of Indian summer has spluttered out into a  weekend  of  driving  rain  and  pendulous  skies.  Lights  are coming on earlier and the heating may have gone on in more households that would dare to admit it. Autumn gives us a reason and a season to reflect; have we achieved  what  we  set  out  to  achieve  this  year?  Have  we done everything we can to lay our demons of discontent to rest? For me, I was out of action for a while, owing to the stresses and strains of a business partnership gone to seed. On the frantic ride towards achievement, kindness to one’s self is an often-overlooked necessity. If I had been kinder to myself, I could have avoided much pain. But as they say, you live and learn. And I have. This  past  summer  saw  me  absorbed  in  some  great  books, one of which captivated more than many I’ve read in a long time. Farundell  by  LR  Fredericks  offers  a  mystical  twist  on  the classic British vintage country house party novel. Set in the golden summer of 1924, the story follows soldier Paul Asher – traumatised by his experiences of the Western Front – taking up an invitation to help write the memoirs of explorer Lord Perceval Damory. Damory’s home – Farundell – is a captivating country house accommodated  by  some  extraordinary  characters.  Right from  the  start,  the  author  sets  up  a  rich  and  varied supporting cast. There’s precocious Alice, the hermit Daniel, and gorgeous Sylvie, pulsing with sexuality, and leaping off the page as she weaves her web around a helpless Asher. The book has much in common with the best country-house novels – Brideshead Revisited being one of the most famous but the mystical twist gives it an added layer of complexity and life. It’s beautifully written and becomes a page-turner of the first degree. This  was  the  U.S-born  author’s  debut  novel,  and stood on my shelf for a while before the season inspired me to pick it up, and I’m glad I did.  I’ll be seeking  out  more  from  her.  This  one  comes highly recommended. Claire Meadows

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OPENING TIMES SUNDAY - TUESDAY CLOSED On the 24th October, local mum Sally Tilling will be hosting a Pregnancy  Supper  Club  at  the  Wildwood  Restaurant  in Wantage! The evening is a chance for local pregnant women to get together and meet new friendly faces for a social evening of good chat and good food! “My motivation for setting up the Pregnancy Supper Club is to meet like minded women in a similar stage to life as me. I am not from this area originally and was working full time during my first pregnancy so found it really difficult to meet other local mums. I soon learnt having a new-born baby can be quite isolating especially if living away from friends and family so making a few new connections before your baby is  born  can  be  really  helpful.  Now  pregnant  with  baby number two I fully appreciate the importance of making those connections with other women going through similar experiences to me before the baby arrives and the supper club is a great excuse to get us pregnant ladies together! A little bit about me, the Pregnancy Supper Club host! I am a step mum to two, mummy to an 18-month-old and now 5 months pregnant with my second baby. I’m a dog owner, horse  rider  and  general  country  lover.  My  professional background is in women’s health and fitness for all ages and stages of life including pre/postnatal exercise, I am a qualified massage therapist and offer pregnancy and sports massage  from  my  private  therapy  room  in  Faringdon. During  my  first  pregnancy  and  birth  I  benefited  greatly from using hypnobirthing techniques. I felt so passionately about  the  positive  pregnancy  and  birth  hypnobirthing helped  me  achieve  that  I  went  on  to  train  as  a hypnobirthing teacher myself and now offer private and group courses to prepare parents for the birth of their baby. If you’d be interested in attending the Pregnancy Supper Club on Thursday 24th October then please don’t hesitate to get in touch either by email or phone for more details – / 07585 708379


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Exercise is good for us. Everybody,  whether  sporty  or  not,  can  find  some  exercise they can enjoy. Just  because  you  did  not  enjoy  sport  at  school  does  not necessarily mean you can’t have fun exercising as an adult. Some people are naturally good at any sport they take part in. For others it may not come so easily, or maybe you have been  put  off  structured  exercise  ever  since  by  ‘failing’  at sport at an early age. Turning to exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle rather than a competitive event is the main goal for those less driven by medals, personal bests, leagues or club trophies. It is OK not to compete with others, only with ourselves. It’s about you – no one else! Exercise doesn’t have to mean an instructor shouting at you in a class, it can be about: ●  Mowing the lawn ●  Walking to the shop ● Digging the garden ● Cleaning the windows I  have  changed  my  views  over  the  13  years  I  have  been training people. Whether  it’s  aerobic  training,  weight  training,  functional training or fun circuits, the main aim of the majority of those I  see  is  to  increase  movement  and  encourage  a  less sedentary lifestyle. ● Exercise is about replicating movement. Our body moves to allow us to do activities. The activities we do now may not be anything like we would have done 100 years ago, so we have to find other ways to keep our fitness level up and our weight under control. By doing so we can boost physical health and psychological wellbeing. Fortunately food is plentiful and with such choice it is hard not to sit and eat all day long!  If we are to remain healthy, strong and mobile we must move more. Getting yourself moving in any way you can is fabulous for your health. Whether gardening, dancing, washing the car or doing the housework, we are using our muscles, getting our blood flowing and burning calories. So if you are not the sporty type you can still benefit from exercise.  It doesn’t have to be a stressful experience - find the fun in what you do each day. ● Think of washing the car as fun exercise with a positive end result – not a chore ● Think of walking the dog as a way to get your steps up – not a bind ● Think of tidying the house as a full body workout – not a thankless task By changing our mindset we can incorporate movement into our everyday living. Or we can find a more structured  exercise  that  we  enjoy.  If  you find you don’t like it, try something else. Avoid being put off by others. It’s  OK  to  only  be  competitive  with yourself.  Find  an  activity  that  is  right  for YOU! You  never  know  it  might  lead  to  greater things! Rich Richard Marfell – Wellness Coach 07800636004

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Australian Wines

This month is focused on Australian wines. This huge country seems to have an ability to find perfect growing conditions for most types of grapes.  Consequently, they produce wines that  have  the  same  names  as  the  classic  European  (Old World) wines.  The early years of wine exporting to the UK seems to have been Chardonnay and Shiraz dominated and these varied in taste and quality.  The Shiraz got a name for being a strong flavoured wine and the Chardonnay became a slurping white wine.  Today, the choice is just enormous, with Sauvignon blanc, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon all competing for shelf space with the earlier wines. To help you in selecting Australian wines, I went to the local supermarkets and picked a selection of wines to try over the course of the month.  I started with a pair of Shiraz wines, Barossa  Ink  and  McGuigan  Shiraz  -  Family  Release.    The Barossa lives up to the name of Ink - very dark red and very strong in flavour and tannin. Black cherry and dark chocolate flavours are easy to get, but as I don’t like chocolate, this put me  off.    This  is  one  for  those  who  enjoy  such  a  strongly flavoured wine.  The McGuigan on the other hand is much softer and gentle in its approach.  Still a good red colour and the  plum  and  dark  cherry  flavours  you  would  expect  and with a gentle spice hit to finish.  You would not think they came from the same grape. Still with the red wines, I spotted a bottle of wine from the cricketer Ian Botham, who loves his wine so much he invests and partners with various wine makers.  This one is called the All  Rounder,  no  doubt  a  hint  at  his  cricketing  past. Fortunately,  this  Cabernet  Sauvignon  lives  up  to  the  name. It  is  a  lovely  mid  red  colour  and  has  red  cherry  and  black berry flavours, plus a little spice.  This is a well balanced and easy drinking wine. In Tesco, I found an unusual labelled wine with GSM in large letters.    This  turns  out  to  be  Grenache,  Shiraz  and Mourvedre,  from  the  McClaren  Vale  region.    Now  these three grapes also make up one of my favourites, the French Rhone wines, so I had to see how this compared.  The result is a lovely red, with nice flavours of dark berries and a hint of spice  and  a  medium  depth  of  flavours  makes  this  very drinkable, just like the French Rhone wines. Over at Aldi, you can get a Hardy’s Merlot which like the GSM above delivers classic Merlot taste of plum and red berry, it is  another  easy  drinking  wine,  so  not  too  much  tannin  or spice  to  hit  your  taste  buds,  which  appeals  to  more  wine drinkers. The only one missing is Pinot Noir wines, which I could only find in specialist wine stores or on line.  Funny thing is that New  Zealand  is  producing  many  Pinot  Noir  offerings  from both  the  North  and  South  Islands,  but  that  is  for  another month, as are the white wines of Australia. As always, please drink responsibly and enjoy your wines this month. Ian Lloyd     Wine Enthusiast

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First Steps Consultancy Ruth 07969 451 366 My name  is  Ruth  and  I  am  the  owner  of  First  Steps Consultancy, you will have seen my blogs over the last few months. I have been working with children and their families for the last 16 years. I have enjoyed supporting parents with young children, who were  struggling  with  common  problems,  such  as  sleep challenges,  breastfeeding  difficulties,  unwanted  behaviour, fussy eating and potty training. I have completed advanced training in sleep and behaviour management, breastfeeding and constipation and enuresis problems, and I have used these to support many families over the years. I have two children of my own, Jack who is nearly eight, and Emily who is four. Being a Mum and facing the challenges we all  face  through  parenting  has  made  me  empathetic,  nonjudgemental and supportive when helping other people, as I have experienced it myself. If you are experiencing problems with your child, please get in touch, I can help you to smooth out the stresses and put you back in control. Where you belong! I  believe  that  parenting  can,  and  should  be  a  positive experience,  whatever  the  challenges  you  are  facing,  and  I really enjoy supporting families so that they can feel more in control and make a difference to their family and ultimately their well being and peace of mind.


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War Memorial Trust Remembrance Exhibition The War  Memorial  Trust  and  the  Royal British  Legion  will  be  holding  its  eleventh exhibition  of  war  time  memorabilia  in  the Old Town Hall to reflect on the impact that wars have made on local families. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of  the  Second  World  War  as  well  as  the 75th  anniversary  of  D-Day.  If  you  have  any  memorabilia, stories, photographs or any documents that you would like to share concerning the events leading up to the outbreak of WW2 and its aftermath in 1939, or the events of D-Day and the  Battle  of  Normandy  in  1944,  please  bring  them  to  the Faringdon Town Council offices (in the Pump House on the Market Place) before Wednesday, 6th November; the office is open between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday. If you  have  any  interesting  memorabilia  concerning  other conflicts please bring them along. We would be particularly interested in stories and memorabilia on how WW2 affected families  on  the  ‘home  front’;  e.g.  blackout,  rationing, evacuees,  daily  life,  etc.  Any  precious  items  that  you  may think to be too valuable to exhibit can be photocopied and the  Trust  will  take  care  to  return  original  items  to  their owners.  The  exhibition  will  be  open  to  the  public  from 10:00  am  until  4:00  pm  on  Friday  8th  and  Saturday  9th November,  and  after  the  Remembrance  Day  ceremony  on Sunday 10th until 1:00 pm. Volunteers who would like to help in manning the exhibition should contact the Council Offices on 01367 240281.



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Second None Vehicle Repairs Ltd


EXCLUSIVE TO SECOND 2 NONE FREE CAR TYRE WARRANTY Lifetime accidental damage warranty on all Marshal and Jinyu tyres purchased For more information speak to Bob.

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Our 7 autumn tips on how to prepare your garden for Winter With  a  change  in  season  comes  a  change  in  the  colours  in your garden.  There is also a fair amount that needs doing to keep it at its best for viewings and getting ready for Spring.   We  have  come  up  with  a  few  hints  and  tips  to  get  your garden through the cooler months. 1.  Tidy the greenhouse - this is both an inside and outside job as you will have a whole year of dust, pollen and rain to get off the glass.  Normal washing up liquid will do the job on the glass along with a good sweep of the flooring.  You may also want  to  use  a  mild  disinfectant  on  the  inside  surfaces  but make sure you ventilate the greenhouse for a couple of days.  Use this opportunity to fix or replace any broken glass. 2.  Clean out the pots - any pots that are going to be standing empty over winter can also be cleaned and stacked away for spring.  Do not throw any broken ones as they can be used for drainage. 3.  Tidy and turn over the borders - the annuals can be dug up and  composted  and  the  perennials  cut  back.    With  the ground  still  warm  and  soft,  it  can  also  be  a  time  to  move plants or thin out overcrowded borders. 4.    Revive  the  lawn  -  after  a  summer  of  being  played  and BBQ’ed  on,  the  lawn  may  be  looking  a  bit  tired  in  places.  After what will be one of the last cuts of the season, rake out any old grass cuttings and remove any moss.  In areas of high  usage,  the  soil  can  be  compacted  so  aerate  with  a garden fork. 5.  Clear out compost - with falling leaving and all the digging out and cutting back you will be doing, you will have lots to put on the compost.  But before you do, use up whatever is left,  give  the  container  a  clean  and  then  add  this  season’s garden waste. 6.  Cover ponds - ideally with netting as any garden material falling in the water will start to decompose which can turn the water foul and block any filters or pumps. 7.    Maintain  tools  -  before  everything  gets  put  back  in  the shed, make sure any tools with blades have been sharpened.  The ‘digging’ tools can be washed, dried and treated with oil to prevent any metal rusting. Whilst traditionally gardens are at their best in the spring and summer, taking the time to tidy and cut back in the autumn shows  any  potential  buyer  how  easy  it  is  to  maintain  and enjoy your garden all year round. Jenny Preece MRICS

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01367 240402

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Artist of the month

Faringdon Information Centre is pleased to welcome Jan Fennelly  as  October’s  Artist  of  the  month.  Jan  has always loved glass, no other substance has the same ability to transmit and reflect light and colour the way glass does. She loves the depth and variety of colour and texture that can be achieved using glass. Jan  started  working  with  glass  by  making  leaded-glass panels about 20 years ago then 10 years ago she was lucky enough to have a studio built in the garden, which enabled her  to  get  a  kiln  so  she  could  also  experiment  with  fused glass. This  opened  up  whole  new  avenues  of  possibilities,  she doesn’t  believe  that  she  will  ever  stop  being  excited  by learning about and making glass art - no two pieces ever turn out the same, each is unique. Come  along  to  Faringdon  Information  Centre  in  the  Pump House  open  Monday  to  Friday  9am  to  4pm  and  Saturdays 9:30am to 1 pm.

Roberts Reflections!

Hello and welcome to Autumn reflections. As  I  write  in  early  September,  even  the  House  Martins  are moving South, away to Africa. I’ll be very happy to welcome “our”  pair  of  nesting  Martins  in  2020  with  some  extra accommodation  fitted  under  our  soffit  boarding,  by  our roofing  company.  Two  swift  nest  boxes  have  also  been added - both RSPB-sourced boxes. I look forward to seeing what the birds think of them next year. Swifts,  House  Martins  and  Swallows  will  normally  be  long gone by the time you read this. The latest these birds have been  recorded  migrating  in  the  same  order  in  Hampshire, has been 4th Oct, 21st and 27th November. This  past  Summer,  with  the  much  warmer  weather, encouraged  the  rise  in  blue-green  algae  blooms,  this increased the risk of potentially fatal poisoning in dogs this year.  Concentrations  of  such  algae,  looking  like  green  or greenish-brown  scum,  from  any  body  of  water,  will  cause vomiting  and  diarrhoea,  nausea  &  drooling,  disorientation, difficult or laboured breathing, seizures and blood in faeces. Eventually terminal liver damage occurs through that early toxin ingestion. Keep an look out for what they are drinking. Studies from over one thousand cat owners who were able to  observe  their  cats  outdoors  for  at  least  3  hours  a  day, showed  it  was  widely  thought  that  cats  eat  grass  when feeling ill but only a quarter of the study cats were actually sick.  However  91%  of  the  study  owners  said  that  their  cat didn’t  appear  ill  before  eating  grass!  However  the  study authors  feel  that  this  is  a  reflection  of  wild  and  large  cat behaviour  to  rid  themselves  of  intestinal  parasites,  as  do primates  in  the  wild.  This  encourages    a  tolerable  level  of internal parasitism. This has been advised for some time now, why not cultivate grass indoors for your cat or cats to chew on – and allow them to express this innate behaviour? I wonder if anyone has signed the online petition that  calls  for  bereavement  leave  from  work  following  the death of a family pet. That must apply to all of us, pet owners, including  every  member  of  the  veterinary  “family” worldwide. Perhaps  your  thinking  along  the  lines  of  a    strong  cup  of milky  coffee  after  digesting  these  facts  and  all  the  talk  of Brexit and farming? Its a fact that a dairy  cow  with  a  typical  50L  daily milk yeald gives 2kg of fat, 1.6kg of milk protein, 2.5kg of lactose, 0.065 Kg  of  Calcium,  0.05kg  of Phosphorus  and  0.008gm  of Magnesium.  50L  of  classic  milk weighs  51.45  Kg,  that’s  a  huge amount  to  carry  around  udderneath, even with 2 or 3 times a day milking!  The  %  of  fat  in  standard milk is therefore 3.89 % or less than 4%. For perspective, this puts fresh, whole milk in the same % fat  league  as  white  bread,  milk  puddings,  custards,  whole flavoured yogurts and plain, unsalted popcorn! The pressure for  each  individual  cow  in  the  herd  to  be  able  to  fulfil  her genetic  lactation  potential,  requires  smart  farm management,  complemented  by  equally  smart  farm veterinary  input,  good  quality  forage  and  everything necessary  to  enrich  the  cow’s  environment  and  feeling  of wellbeing – even down to what music’s playing in the milking parlour! Cow moo’d music – nothing less!

See you next month! Robert Elliott


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Many Tears: 01269 843 084

Please Help Many Tears Animal Rescue *Urgently Needed* Thank you to the generous people of Faringdon who continue  to  support  the  work  of  Many  Tears  Animal Rescue - they are in desperate need of Sardines in Oil 40p, Washing Up Liquid 50p, Chappie dog food 70p and Thick Bleach 45p - all available in our local Tesco. Call: Alison Parker 07901712340 Alison is very happy to collect any donations just text her or DM on Facebook.

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Swan Hill Garage, Townsend Road, Shrivenham, Wilts, SN6 8HR

You really are what you eat! Put simply  what  you  take  in  should  equal  what  your  body requires to enable you to function every day, this includes repair  and  regeneration,  breathing,  sleeping,  sweaty, exercising,  thinking  and  moving.      A  larger  person  will require  more  food  to  function  and  maintain  a  constant weight than a slighter person. If  you  eat  more  than  your  body  requires  then  you  gain weight and if you eat the wrong types of food then you can become  unwell.  It  is  therefore  very  important  to  consume the  right  foods  so  that  you  get  the  correct  nutrients  that your  body  needs.    Proteins,  fats,  carbohydrates,  vitamins and  minerals  play  a  role  in  keeping  us;  our  cells,  tissues, organs, bones, hormones, brain etc in tip top shape.  They do not work alone but work in unison in complex ways which is why  it  is  so  important  to  eat  a  balanced  diet  rather  than cutting out one or other of the food groups. A balanced diet will contain all the following food groups: Fruit and vegetables Starchy foods – bread, rice, pasta, potatoes Dairy or alternative Oils and spreads (sparingly) Beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat By  eating  a  balanced  diet  most  of  us  should  get  sufficient vitamins  and  minerals  to  satisfy  the  bodies  daily requirements. Are you getting a balanced diet?  Do you struggle to know what  you  should  be  eating  or  how  to  change  your  eating habits to achieve a balanced diet?  Give me a call to have a chat or sign up to attend my course, details below.


Tel: 01367 243324 or 07918660725 � Minor Accident Damage � Dent & Bumper Repairs � Paintwork To All Types Of Vehicles Unit 14 Pioneer Road, Faringdon, Oxon SN7 7BU Email:

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Out and About Date






Tue 1st

Annual U3A Open Day

Corn Exchange

10am 12noon or  chairman Margaret Brown on 01367 615 385


Wed 2nd


The Regent Cinema


Faringdon Information Centre

From £4

Thu 3rd

White Horse Garden Club Talk: “The Victorian Garden”

Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall


Pamela Preene 01367 820251

Visitors £2.50 Raffle £1

Thu 3rd

Start of New Alpha Course (incl. Meal)

Barber Rooms, All Saints’ Church

7pm 9.30pm 01367 244901


Fri 4th

Autumn Quiz Night

Pump House Project, Swan Lane


£5 per person Teams up to 4 people

Sat 5th

Concert - Music & the Landscape

St Denys’ Church, Stanford in the Vale


Tickets from Vogue Hairdressing or 01367 718420,


Sun 6th

Folly Tower Open Day

Folly Hill

11am 5pm

Under 11s free, 11-16 £1, Adults £3

Mon 7th

Discussion with Letlapa Mphahlele: “Shared Humanity”

Friends’ Meeting House


Jennie 01367 710308 Karen 01367 241707


Thu 10th

Bats  - "Secret lives revealed with award-winning photography  by Paul Colley”

Corn Exchange

2.30pm or  chairman Margaret Brown on 01367 615 385

Visitors £1.50

Thu 10th

Bus Trip Lechlade & Garden Centre

Depart Market Place

1.15pm 4pm

Thu 10th

Start of New Alpha Course (incl. Meal)

Barber Rooms, All Saints’ Church

7pm 9.30pm 01367 244901

Fri 11th

Plastic Free shopping comes to Stanford Primary School Hall

Stanfd Primary School

3pm 5.15pm

Sat 12th

Nitelife Duo Rock & Roll, 50s, 60s, 70s Pop

Corn Exchange

7.30pm 11pm

01367 243130

Sat 12th

Medieval and Civil War Music

Hinton Waldrist Church


01367 242729

Sat 12th

Autumn concert by the Torriano Ensemble

St. Mary's church, Longcot


Free - Collection in aid of community space in St Mary’s

Mon 14th

Stanford Art Group Watercolour Demonstration

Small Hall, Stanford Village Hall


Members £2 Non-Members £5

Thu 17th

The Slocan Ramblers

St Nicholas Church, Baulking


George Reade 01367 820282


Thu 17th

Start of New Alpha Course (incl. Meal)

Barber Rooms, All Saints’ Church

7pm 9.30pm 01367 244901


Fri 18th

Harvest Thanksgiving Barn Dance and Hog Roast

Mill Farm, Stanford in the Vale


Tickets - The Mustard Seed, Faringdon Tourist Information or online


Fri 18th


The Regent Cinema


Faringdon Information Centre

From £4

Sat 19th

Fairtrade Stall

St Denys’ Church

10am 12noon

Sat 19th

Jumble Sale

Langford Village Hall


Sun 20th

Folly Tower Open Day - last day of the season

Folly Hill

11am 5pm

Under 11s free, 11-16 £1, Adults £3

Wed 23rd

Stanford Gardening Club: My Gardening Year by Malcolm Brownsword

Stanford Village Hall

Rosemary Packer 01367 710445

Visitors £3

Thu 24th

Bus Trip to Batsford Arboretum

Depart Market Place

1.15pm 4.30pm

Ticket Price doesn’t include entry Buy Ticket at TIC


Thu 24th

Start of New Alpha Course (incl. Meal)

Barber Rooms, All Saints’ Church

7pm 9.30pm 01367 244901


Wed 30th

Toy Story 4 (U)

The Regent Cinema


Faringdon Information Centre

From £4

Thu 31st 2nd Nov

Guys and Dolls

King Alfred’s Acadmey Theatre

Sat 2.30pm


£4 or 0789 414 6999



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Local Events Date





Free One to One IT Help

Faringdon Library

2:30pm 4:30pm



Mon, Wed Thu

Lloyds  Mobile Bank

Southampton Street Car Park

Mon 9:45 12pm

Wed 12:45pm-3pm Fri 1pm-3pm

Every Mon

Little All Sorts Toddler Group

All Saints Church Barber Room


Margaret 01367 244901


Every Mon to Sunday

Blue Light Breakfast

Ferendune Court


Claire Morbey


Every Mon

Bridge Club

Faringdon United Church

6.45pm 10.15pm

Françoise Stacey, Secretary of the Club: 01367 241813

£2 per person

Every 2nd & 4th Mon

Disco Dots

Pump House Project


Lucy 07900 800657


3rd Mon

Mon, Tue & Wed


Faringdon WI

Old Town Hall



Every Mon & Thurs

Faringdon Day Centre

Baptist Church  Hall Bromsgrove

9:15- 2:15

Supervisor 07523 116918

£10 inc  lunch.  Transport available

Every Tue

Farmers Market

Market Place, Faringdon

Until 1pm

Patricia Fox 07796 382727


Every Tue

Coffee Morning

Faringdon Library

10:00 - 11:30

Sheena 01367 240311

Free Kat Culverwell 07800568040

Every Tue

Baby & Toddler Sensory

The Pump House Project

10:30am 11.30am

Every Tue

Whist Drive

The Old Town Hall


Sylvia 01367 242007

Free Tea & Coffee

Every Wed

Ferndale Choir

Catholic Church Hall



Every Wed

The Crafty Crew

The Pump House Project


Runs during Cake Cafe

Every Wed

Walking for Health

Start at Old Town Hall


Walks to suit all abilities

Every Wed

Community Cake

The Pump House Project


£1 for Cake & Drink

Every Wed

Community Singing Group

The Pump House Project


£3 per person

Every Wed

Citizen Advise

Pump Room Faringdon

10am - 12am

03444 11144

1st Wed

Open Mic Night

Horse and  Jockey, Stanford in the Vale



1st Wed

Buckland WI - Speaker and meeting each month

The Memorial  Hall, Buckland


Libby Calvert 01367 870803

Non members  £4  incl. refreshment

1st Wed

Information & Gadget Drop-in

Pump House Project



During Cake Cafe

2nd Wed

Follies Dollies WI

Catholic Church Hall


Charlotte 07809 225795

2nd Wed

The Knitting Group

Horse and  Jockey, Stanford in the Vale


Ruth Chester  01367710362


Every Wed & Thurs

Slimming World Faringdon

United Reformed Church

Wed 5:30pm Thurs 9:30am

& Wed 7:30pm  Louise  07717 681939


Every Thu

Baby & Toddler 0-4yrs

United Church

9:30 -11am


Every Thu

Slimming World Stanford

Stanford Primary School


Amy 07514 255703


Every Thu

Slimming World Highworth

Southfield Junior School


Louise  07717 681939


Every Thu


Horse &  Jockey, Stanford in the Vale


01367 710302


Every Thu


Stanford Small Village Hall

10am - 12pm

Yvonne 01367 710400

Coffee/Tea, Chat, Raffle

1st Thu

Book Club

Faringdon Library


Paula Draper 07414 531609


Every Fri

Country Market

Corn Exchange

9:00am 11.00am

Val Smith 01367 242 005

Tea & coffee available Goods orders taken

Every Fri


Faringdon Library

10:30 - 11:00

Sheena 01367 240311


Every Fri

Bowling Club - Open Nights

Bowling Club

Fri 7:30

Trevor Durrant 01793 330564

3rd Sat

Junior Book Club 8-11yrs

Faringdon Library


Sheena 01367 240311



St Mary’s  Church Uffington


Fay Forster 01367 820 363

Tea, Coffee and Cakes

2nd Sun

Great Coxwell Teas

The Reading Room,

2:30pm - 5pm

Great Coxwell

Tea, Coffee and Cakes

Sat - Sun

Tom Browns School Museum

Broad St Uffington


Karen Pilcher 01367 820 978

Open Bank holidays

Every Sun

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Experts - Local Services 07799 890845 01367 241932

FARINGDON CARS First Class Services Business Accounts Personal Bookings Standard Booking Private Airport

Short/Long Distances Courier Private Car Hire

01367 705030

01367243838 - 07894572919

Darren Turl-Yoxall

07773 249 807

Searle School of Motoring Hi, I'm David Searle & I'm a Driving Instructor offering professional & patient tuition to new learners as well as those seeking refresher courses etc. I cover a wide area that includes Wantage, all the surrounding villages & beyond.

Chickens & Poultry Feed All at unbeatable prices

Est. 1960

M.J.Hodgkins � � � �

Open Mon-Sat 8am-12 noon Closed bank holidays Tel: 01865 821537 or 07759551946 New Barn Farm, Longworth, OX13 5ED

I am DBS checked, DVSA approved and an IAM member.

Russ Gooding

I have a first time pass rate of 80% whereas the national average is 47%

25 Years Experience

Tel: 07747 630 202 Email: Website:


07554 241 151

Call For A Free Quote 07877 255 338


FARINGDON 01367 244 611

We stock Nitty Gritty Headlice Lotion

Book in for a hot towel and traditional “cut throat” razor shave

Telephone: 01367 243318 07999 495243 Facebook: @keelysfaringdon 3b London Street Faringdon SN7 7AE /TheBarbersFaringdon

Hours of business: Monday: 9am - 1pm Tuesday: 9am - 6pm Wednesday: 9am - 6pm Thursday: 9am - 7pm Friday: 9am - 6pm Saturday: 8am - 3pm Sunday 10am - 1pm


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Experts - Local Services We do all types of tree work including pruning, Planting and felling, as well as hedge trimming and stump removal.

Coxwell Cars Private Hire

Call John Farrow 07772 971780

Call Gregg on 01865 430536 or 07823 332247

● All UK Airports ● Any Distance ● Ports & Day Trips All major credit & debit cards accepted Fully licensed & insured, CRB approved


07919 241881


Lionheart Later Life Planning

Society of Homeopaths

GENTLE EFFECTIVE HOLISTIC THERAPY Daytime & Evening Appointments Clinics in Uffington and Wantage Heather Abel BA/BSc RSHom Tel: 01367 820709

● Carpets & Rugs ● Upholstery ● Curtains ● Spot & Stain Removal ● Stain Protection ● 30 years experience ● Fully Insured Call John for a free no obligation quotation on 07831245007 / 01235767400

Are you Property Rich and Cash Poor?


Equity release could be the answer, if you are 55 or over and own your own home!

FREE Advice with no obligation from an established company based in Carterton.

01993 220281

07769 730616

Monika Becker H.P Holistic Practitioner

07742 982757 Grove Technology Park Downsview Road Boston House, Unit 7 Wantage, Oxon OX12 9FF

Now Available Wednesdays 12:45 to 4:45pm Lotus Retreat, Faringdon.

Now moved to Bampton Garden Plants call Sarah on

07767 486627

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.

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Join Us For a Bus Trip Out! Lechlade Garden Centre On Thursday 10th October Ticket price £4.00 Leave Faringdon 1.15pm - Leave destination 4.00pm

Batsford Arboretum On Thursday 24th October Ticket price £7.00 (Excludes admission price) Leave Faringdon 1.15pm - Leave destination 4.30pm

*All tickets from Faringdon Tourist Information Centre

Telephone: 01367 242191*

A specialist firm dealing with private client work including Wills • Estate Administration • Lasting Powers of Attorney and all aspects of residential property and conveyancing work such as Sales • Purchases • Remortgages • Shared Ownership Development Transactions • Land Transactions • Property Investment Angel Wilkins LLP, The White Barn, Manor Farm, Manor Road, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8NE Tel: 01235 775100 Fax: 01235 775101 Email: - - Angel Wilkins LLP is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority: SRA number: 524327

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