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Dear Reader

Welcome to the March edition of the MK Flyer. MK Flyers is 7 years old in March. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our advertisers and readers for your continued support over the past 7 years – we have loved bringing you the MK Flyers – we hope you have enjoyed receiving it. Over the past year we have made some changes to how we bring the MK Flyers to you with the main one being the MK Flyers APP. With the APP you can view every edition of the MK Flyers past and present, have access to our directory of local businesses in Milton Keynes, enter competitions and keep up to date with events and news from around Milton Keynes with the blog and social media sites. All this for a FREE download from your APP store, just search mk flyers. With the sun trying to overtake the snow, some are now thinking about what to do with their gardens. Why not have a look at pages 19 and 28 to see how DW Bodley and Green Thumb Lawn Treatment Service can help you achieve that summer sanctuary. If you are still working out what to do this Easter we have a fab restaurant in this months editions – just to make it easy for you. With Harben De Vere in Newport Pagnell on page 2. There are others available to view via the MK Flyers APP. If you want to make your Easter present extra special then have a look on page 12 at Lure Diamonds and help give the Easter bunny a rest this year.


Until next month and Happy Easter.

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Custom Glaze: A family run company with a simple philosophy of providing quality at realistic prices Custom Glaze is a family business owned and run by father and son John and Mark Fletcher . ‘Our success is built on a simple formula. We offer the very best quality at realistic prices and offer a fitting and after care service that is unrivalled.’ The Custom Glaze range includes A rated energy windows fitted as standard, conservatories and solid roof garden rooms, a large selection of composite and upvc doors, folding, sliding doors, and also a range of quality garage doors. All of which can be seen at their Milton Keynes showroom.

‘Forget your preconceptions about double glazing companies, we are not all alike!’ said John. ‘We pride ourselves on our local work, and don’t use pushy sales techniques. We have a hard-earned local reputation to maintain.’

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What customers have said… ‘…thanks to your whole team for a wonderful job from start to finish and I would be happy to offer my recommendation to any prospective clients.’ G Horncastle ‘Refreshingly straight talking and the price quoted was value for money. The fitters were punctual and friendly. The quality of work was of a high standard and completed in time. I would thoroughly recommend Custom Glaze.’ Horrocks ‘So nice to be looked after by a local firm who values customer service and not a national one who just look after the £££’s.’ Hamer

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Milton Keynes youngster pulls out all the stops to secure construction apprenticeship Proving an inspiration to today’s youth by getting his foot on the first rung of the construction career ladder is Tristan Welch, a new apprentice at Crest Nicholson Regeneration’s Oakgrove Village development in Milton Keynes. Not only has Tristan secured a construction apprenticeship during these tough economic times, but he has done so in an extremely innovative and highly inspiring way. Following his interview and having been told that the apprenticeship was his if he could secure his own transport for his 14-mile journey from his home in Flitwick to Milton Keynes, Tristan immediately set about obtaining his own wheels. He discovered ‘Wheels for Work’, a council-run charity which lends transport to youngsters, enabling them to secure work. Having impressed them with his enthusiasm for his new job and his determination to make the job a reality, for the next nine months, Tristan is the proud owner of an Yamaha Jog 50cc moped and, as a result, is on his way to becoming a qualified bricklayer. Debbie Aplin, Managing Director for Crest Nicholson Regeneration, said: “This is such an inspiring story of what can be achieved if there is a strong desire to do so. There are so many negative reports about young people that for a story such as this to come to light is wonderful. Tristan really impressed us at his interview; his dedication, enthusiasm and tenacity shone through and, by securing his own transport through these unusual means, he has clearly demonstrated these skills – and all this before he set foot on site. We are also grateful to ‘Wheels for Work’ for supporting Tristan; this is a great initiative and one that makes a real difference. “Tristan’s site manager and colleagues have nothing but praise for him; he is certainly one of our rising stars. We are delighted to have been able to offer him this opportunity and I wish him every success with his career. “Crest Nicholson has always been committed to investing in the next generation. Apprentices currently make up 8% of our entire workforce and investing in their future training and skills by providing practical projects and experience is a key priority for the company. It is very important that construction companies provide employment opportunities to school and

college leavers. The construction industry employs nearly one tenth of the entire UK workforce; it is a major driver for recovery and growth; continued investment is essential to secure our country’s future economy.” Tristan (21) said: “I am so happy to undertake my apprenticeship with Crest Nicholson. I love being part of the team here and I am learning so much every day. Building and construction is exactly what I want to do with my life and I am being trained by some of the best in the business. “I love my moped. It gives me a great sense of freedom and, together with my new job, I really feel that a new chapter of my life has started. I can only borrow the scooter for nine months before I have to return it to ‘Wheels for Work’ but I am saving money every week to buy my own when my contract runs out. “My job has made such a difference to my life. I had to leave home at 17 and wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life. After a few false starts, I realised that I didn’t want a regular 9-5 officebound job; I wanted to be outside, working with my hands to create something. Since completing my bricklaying course and joining Crest Nicholson’s apprenticeship scheme, I feel like I am on the right track and heading in the right direction.” Tristan concludes: “I definitely recommend apprenticeship schemes to other school and college leavers. Building someone’s home is really rewarding and every day is different so you never get bored – plus, you earn while you learn. I feel really positive about the future and where my life is going.” Crest Nicholson Regeneration has just launched the first phase of homes at Oakgrove Village, situated in Middleton to the south east of central Milton Keynes. The collection of two, three and four-bedroom houses are arranged in different neighbourhood areas, all slightly different in character. Buyers can choose from a range of thirteen house types, with private gardens bringing nature into close view. When complete, Oakgrove Village will comprise up to 1,100 houses and apartments together with a central square which will provide a hub for the new community with restaurants, shops and a new Waitrose supermarket. A selection of two, three and four-bedroom houses are currently available, with prices starting from £199,950. For more information or to view the show homes at Oakgrove Village, contact the Sales & Marketing Suite, Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes MK10 9JQ, open daily from 10am – 5pm, on 0870 758 0430 or visit

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MP’s Diary

By Iain Stewart MP, Conservative MP for Milton Keynes South

One of my top priorities as your local MP has been to help young people to get started in their careers. To help with this, I recently hosted a Jobs Fair at the Buszy in Central Milton Keynes along with my colleague Mark Lancaster. The ambition was to get local employers and training organisations with jobs and apprenticeships on offer in the same room as young people looking for work. I was delighted at how successfully the event went. Over 30 organisations were on site for the fair and many hundreds of young

I would like to take the time to thank all of the business and organisations which made the day so successful and I would also like to thank Heart Radio and Home Retail Group in particularly for their support in advertising the event. To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, I was invited to attend an event at Stantonbury Campus Theatre. The performances were organised by Cate Hibbert who is the director of Voices of the Holocaust, an organisation which teaches about the Holocaust through drama and theatre. The performances were very moving and I can see the power that these types of performances can have in educating people about prejudice and intolerance.

people came along to see the jobs on offer. We are very fortunate in Milton Keynes to have a thriving local economy and excellent local businesses, but there are still many young people looking for work. With that in mind, it was very satisfying to hear that several businesses had booked people in for job interviews during the course of the day. I was brought up to believe in civic duty and giving something back to the community. For me organising this event has really encapsulated what being a constituency MP is all about, helping to make positive changes to the local community.

Holocaust Memorial Day is an important day, not just to remember the atrocities of the Nazi concentration camps of the Second World War, but for all of us to make a commitment to fighting prejudice and intolerance. I am always very proud of how well the different community and faith groups interact in Milton Keynes, but there is one particular group I would like to mention. The Hazara community has suffered terrible persecution in the Quetta region of Pakistan. For example, on the 10 January, three bombs killed nearly 100 people and injured another 200 in the Hazara community. These attacks are carried out for no reason other than prejudice and intolerance. We have a strong Hazara community locally and many will be worrying about relatives in Pakistan. It is so important that we do not allow the genocides of the past to be repeated. In light of this I took part in a debate in the House of Commons on the 4 February raising the plight of Hazaras and calling on the Government to do all it can to put pressure on the Pakistani authorities to protect these people. Finally, if you have any concerns or require my assistance, please do get in touch. Email: Tel: 01908 686830 Postal address: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

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The Well Being Therapy Centre was established in March 2011 by two very experienced counsellors, Lynda Gilbert and Marise Cohen, to offer a new counselling service to the people of Milton Keynes Originally based at The Well in Willen, we moved in September 2011 to The Quaker Centre in Downhead Park.

to be listened to and given a voice in a non-judgemental way, as well as to be helped to see what may be underlying problems in order to begin moving forward.

We were immediately inundated with enquiries, and such was the demand for our counselling service that eventually we took on two new affiliates, Kulwant Kaur and Margaret Fensome, to accommodate this demand.

Our original intention in setting up the business was to reach as many people as possible, and with this in mind we have kept our fee at a reasonable rate of ÂŁ35 per session, with a limited number of places available at the concessionary rate of ÂŁ15 for people on benefits. As there are four of us we also have a wide range of availabilities, and can offer appointments every weekday including evenings, and also Saturday mornings. We look forward to being able to help you; please contact us on 01908 786242 or 07763 127852 or email us at

We are all highly qualified and experienced, and between us offer help in a wide range of areas, including depression, anxiety, stress, relationship and family problems, infertility and adoption issues, addictions, bereavement, loss and compulsive eating. Couples counselling will also shortly be available. Many people have found that sitting down with a counsellor and talking through their concerns has helped them to see things from a different perspective. It can be very comforting

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Local start up business triumphs in 2012 growth awards On January 8th, Caroline Massey of Domestique Milton Keynes gratefully accepted the Domestique Cleaning Company Award from Leigh Prendiville, Franchisor of Domestique for “The Most Improved Franchisee of 2012”.

is down to our attention to cleaning detail in every clean, our written guarantee, value for money and having a professional and reliable team. As this was Caroline’s first full year in business this is a great achievement. Domestique provides professional Domestic Cleaning services in and around Milton Keynes. Our Milton Keynes being the fastest expert staff provide a wide range growing Domestique franchise in of specialist Domestic Cleaning 2012. Additionally Milton Keynes services that ensure our clients also had the best Client retention receive an excellent cleaning rates and scored highest in a recent standard. client Satisfaction survey. http://miltonkeynes.domestique. Caroline puts down Domestique Milton Keynes success to commitment to the promise of a Quality Service to our clients. This 01908 465 657 / 07940 397336

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Wear a hat on March 28th and join the nation in helping to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research On the 28th of March 2013, Brain Tumour Research, along with our brilliant family of member charities, fundraising groups and supporters, will be encouraging everyone across the UK to wear a hat. Our annual Wear A Hat Day has captured the nation’s imagination for several years now, proving to be increasingly popular. It is no surprise that it is now the UK’s premier brain tumour awareness event.

As well as donating a pound or two to wear a hat for the day, you can also easily raise even more money for Brain Tumour Research by selling the four Wear A Hat Day badges designed by the charity for this event. With new designs each year, these badges have become popular and collectable. This year’s designs include a Mortarboard (as worn by academic students and staff), an Easter Bonnet, a Builder’s Hard Hat and a Royal Crown — one to suit every taste. The badges will be available to order from the Brain Tumour Research charity in February as part of its fundraising pack.

From schools, colleges and universities to shops, offices and clubs, we are asking school children, students, workers, indeed everyone, to get involved. From best hat and hat throwing competitions to raffles, sponsored silences and passing the hat to collect donations, hundreds of organisations and thousands of people around the country will be helping to fund the fight against brain tumours. Sue Farrington-Smith, Director of Brain Tumour Research, comments: “Research into brain tumours receives less than one per cent of national cancer research spending in the UK yet this devastating disease kills more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer. Wear A Hat Day is a fun way of increasing awareness and getting people raising money for an often overlooked form of cancer”.

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Small businesses will lead the way in 2013, says company whose tenants already employ 1000 people Milton Keynes will boom in 2013, says the town’s largest serviced business premises provider, as the number of people employed in its units tops 1000 at the close of 2012.

“As Milton Keynes business booms, led by small businesses, we are already identifying potential new units that can be converted to provide the premises needed for small companies to thrive without hassle.”

Bucks Biz, with over 400,000 square feet of space and 150 tenants in Bletchley and Denbigh, says it is already planning more units to cope with the expected growth in demand and bringing forward plans to develop extra space at the huge Interchange House in Howard Way.

Bucks Biz, with units all over Milton Keynes, is renowned for straight talking and dealing; not hiding costs and not charging for many of the little things that keep businesses ticking, but which can be annoying to the point of distraction. “We really believe that if our customers are happy, then they’ll be free to get on with their businesses, which in turn will expand,” added Dominic.

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Thoracic outlet syndrome Thoracic outlet syndrome involves the compression of nerves and arteries as they pass between the anterior and middle scalene muscles in the neck. The symptoms: Thoracic outlet syndrome affects the nerves and the arteries passing into the hands and arms. If the compression is affecting the nervous system, then symptoms can include pain, numbness and tingling fingers, pain in the neck and shoulders, aching arms and hands or a weak grip. If the compression is affecting the circulatory system, then you could see a discoloration of the hands or arms, a weak pulse or arm pain and swelling. These symptoms are caused by decreased blood flow into the arms through the subclavian vein and artery.

be stress caused by a high paced desk job, where the person slumps into bad posture as the day goes by. It could also be caused by repetitive lifting of the arms and over-use of the wrists and arms, such as swimmers, rock climbers or weightlifters. It could also come about through trauma, such as a car accident causing damage to the clavicle.

So what is going on?

What can be done?

The neck consists of seven vertebrae stacked one on top of the other. Small openings between the vertebrae allow for nerves to exit the spinal cord and into the body, in this case the arms. As the nerves leave the spinal cord, they form a web-like interchange, rather like criss crossing highways complete with exit ramps, called the brachial plexus. Two muscles extend down from the neck and attach to the first rib underneath the collar bone. These muscles, the anterior and middle scalenes, pass either side of the brachial plexus. The image shows the proximity of the scalene muscles to the brachial plexus and blood vessels.

The scalene muscles can be released using pressure techniques to the muscles in the neck. Often times, there will be a trigger point, a hard muscular knot, just under the clavicle, at the base of the front of the neck. This can be released using pressure into the trigger point until the point looses sensitivity. Mobilisation techniques can be used to restore movement to the neck, freeing the neck and allowing you to turn the head further than previously allowed. There may be cases where thoracic outlet syndrome is not caused by muscular tension. This may require surgery to alleviate.

What causes it? Muscles can become stressed and tense from continuous punishment. An example of this could

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Personal and business leasing specialist LeasePlan Go has recently presented Willen Hospice with a £1,000 donation The contribution was presented to the Milton Keynes based charity by Simon Carr, Brand Director at LeasePlan Go, to Pauline Mitchelmore, Event Organiser at the Hospice. Willen Hospice is a charity close to the hearts of staff at LeasePlan Go. Willen Hospice specialises in providing palliative care and support to families, providing free assistance to those affected by life limiting illnesses in the surrounding community. “Being based in Milton Keynes, we have staff who have had first-hand experiences with Willen Hospice who are incredibly grateful for the service it provides hour-by-hour,” comments LeasePlan Go Brand Director Simon Carr. “It was my absolute pleasure to make a donation to Willen Hospice on behalf of LeasePlan Go. It’s a fantastic charity which deserves a lot of support, whether financial or otherwise.”

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MK Flyers West - March 2013