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WISHING YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
Welcome to our Christmas & New Year edition of your BRAINTREE magazine for the communities and businesses of Braintree. As we say goodbye to 2017 and welcome in 2018, the magazine team would like to thank you all for your support over the past six months. We launched the new magazine back in August and haven’t looked back since, each issue has been booked full for advertising and we are now taking ad bookings well into 2018. There are some great businesses in the town and we want them to get more business through advertising in our publication. We hope also that our readers find the magazine useful and a good read. We have received some encouraging responses and positive feedback. From all of the team we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We look forward to hearing from you in 2018. 1
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DECEMBER/JAN 2018 your BRAINTREE wants you to take part in the Council’s Reindeer Trail. Here’s how to take part. The reindeer are hiding in shops and businesses around the town and there are some clues to help you! Download your free map or collect from Braintree Town Hall. When you find one, match the reindeer with the correct shop or business listed on the map. Once you have completed the trail, return your map to Braintree Town Hall to claim your certificate and also be entered into a prize draw to win a festive hamper! Last date for entries is Friday 15th December at 5pm. Correctly match 10 or more reindeer and their locations to receive a certificate. Be entered into the prize draw to win a festive hamper which will be drawn on Friday 15th December. Full terms & conditions and information about the prize draw can be found at: www.braintree.gov.uk/christmas
Deadline for the February/March issue of your BRAINTREE is January 15th 2018. Tel: 01376 348105 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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This amateur production of ‘Peter Pan’ is presented by arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD presents
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FOOTBALL CLUB... Braintree East is our manor and Crittall’s Sports Ground our patch for close on 100 years. From the seeds of Braintree’s glorious industrial past, a milestone is about to be reached - our 120th Anniversary Year (1898 - 2017). However, under investment in this particular ward over many decades, has blighted the quality of life for its residents in comparison to every other ward in Braintree. This is in spite of being blessed with a surfeit of open green space. Our social housing stock has stagnated through a lack of fresh ideas and uninspired planning. It is claimed that the best thing to come out of Braintree East is the image in one’s rear-view mirror on approaching Galleys Corner roundabout and the A120! Braintree Town Football Club is a vital part of the DNA of Braintree East and proud of the fact. Not for the first time vultures are circling over Crittall’s Sports Ground with a view to realising its development potential. An opportunity does however exist and a long overdue ‘regeneration strategy’ could be adopted for the benefit of all.
HAS BRAINTREE EAST’S TIME FINALLY ARRIVED...?
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Braintree Town Youth & Girls FC runs 28 teams plus a mini soccer school (we are the largest club in the area), coaching 5, 7, 9 and 11 a side teams for both boys and girls with a progression to higher levels. The club is a FA Charter Standard Community Club, the highest FA award available to grassroots clubs. Our aim is to provide football in a fun safe environment to develop as many youngsters as possible. Find details and contacts www.braintreeyouthfc.co.uk
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WITTON UNITED JANUARY 2018
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Saturday 6th 1ST TEAM
CHRISTMAS DISCO PARTY
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NEW YEARS EVE PARTY NITE
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ON IN TOWN PLEASE CHECK TIMES AND DETAILS WITH EVENT ORGANISERS PRIOR TO ATTENDING
Fri 15th, 7.30pm. Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit, Braintree Arts Theatre.
Thurs 4th, 1.00 - 3.00pm. One to One Computer Support, Braintree Library.
Sat 16th - Sun 24th, various dates & times. Sleeping Beauty Christmas Pantomime, Bocking Arts Theatre.
Sat 6th, 7.30pm. Braintree Comedy Night, Bocking Arts Theatre.
Sat 16th, 10.30am - 2.45pm. Community Carols under the Bandstand, George Yard. Sat 16th, 2.00pm. Clacton vs Braintree Rugby 1stXV, Clacton Rugby Club. Tues 19th, 11.00 - 11.30am. Baby and Toddler Christmas Rhymetime 1, Braintree Library. Sat 23rd, 10.30am & 1pm. Santa’s Christmas Wish, Braintree Arts Theatre. Wed 20th, 10.30 - 11.30am. Essex Sight Audio Book Group, Braintree Library. Wed 20th, 2.00 - 3.15pm. Braintree Booktalk, Braintree Library. Tues 26th, 3.00pm. Braintree Town FC vs Chelmsford City, Ironmongery Direct Stadium, Braintree. 10
Sat 6th, 7.30pm. Braintree Comedy Night, Bocking Arts Theatre. Sat 6th. Braintree Town FC vs East Thurrock United, Ironmongery Direct Stadium, Braintree. Tues 9th, 10.00am - 1.00pm. Braintree Volunteer Bureau, Braintree Library. Sat 13th, 2.00pm. Braintree vs Maldon, Braintree Rugby Club. Sat 20th, 2.00 - 3.15pm. Saturday Book Club, Braintree Library. Sat 27th, 7.30pm. Thank Abba for the Music, Braintree Arts Theatre.
FEBRUARY Fri 9th, 7.30pm. Bowie Starman, Braintree Arts Theatre. Sat 17th, 7.30pm. Lee Hurst - Mucking About, Braintree Arts Theatre. your ENTERTAINMENT
RESTORATIVE PILATES CLASSES Pilates Classes Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9.30 - 10.30 St Michael’s Church Hall Chair Pilates Thursday 11.00 - 11.45 St Michael’s Church Hall with Yolande Green Pilates is a fantastic way to move the body, helping to mobilise and move the joints in a safe and effective way, lengthening muscles and increasing strength and power. Restorative Pilates focuses on restoring your body, mind and soul with a fun and challenging session. Classes are £6 per session, first class free with code MG02, one to one sessions also available.
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As I enter MARTINIS PAMPER LOUNGE I am greeted with a cheery ‘hello’ and a big smile. “Do you have an appointment today?”, the receptionist calls out over the sound of the hairdryers. The salon is buzzing. All the stylists are busy but they all take the time to look up and smile. I am booked in for HD brows and Volume lashes for my up-and-coming holiday. I had noticed my friend was looking great the last lunch we had together and she couldn’t recommend Martinis enough, so I had to give them a go. I was sat upstairs on the landing and offered a coffee and biscuit. Within a few minutes Asti came bouncing, full of energy, up the stairs and leads me into the lash lounge as she calls it. We go through the consultation form, do a patch test and we are good to go. Asti talks me through the treatment as we proceed and I feel totally relaxed. The treatment takes 2 hours but the time flew by, we laughed as I listened to the relaxing music in the background. When we finish I am asked if I’m happy with my lashes. I’m amazed at the difference. Asti hands me an after care kit and explains the importance of cleaning my lashes, I feel really looked after, she takes me downstairs to Katie who is waiting for me.
The pleasant receptionist then introduces me to the Martinis App that I can load onto my phone. She shows me how to book in my next appointment. It’s great and easy to use. It allows me to leave a review, post a selfie, connect to the salon’s social media and call them directly. It even lets me collect points that will reward me with free treatments. This salon seems to have thought of everything. As I leave a client tells me how lovely my lashes look and I feel totally gorgeous and pampered, I can’t wait for my next visit!
Stuck for Christmas party ideas? Why not get friends or colleagues together and pamper yourselves! Bubbly and nibbles included.....
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Are you looking for a unique gift for that someone special? New to the town centre this winter 2017, as part of the Unique Promos group, The Memorabilia Shop now offers the people of Braintree and the surrounding areas of Essex with what is a unique opportunity: the chance to be able to buy high quality signed, unsigned and print memorabilia from the worlds of sport, films, music and television in an actual shop! Rather than relying on an image on a computer screen, you will be able to physically see what you are actually buying before you buy it. Why not come and see the broad variety of items that we currently have in the shop for you today with a whopping 20% OFF everything in store until the New Year? All of the products that are stocked in the shop are priced to sell. In addition, with our genuine guarantee of authenticity on all of our original items as a further mark of quality, you can rest assured that what you are buying is exactly as seen.
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With an ever-changing inventory, we really do believe that we have something to interest everyone regardless of your era and what you may like. Moreover, even if we do not have what you are looking for when you visit us or if you want something very specific, we can get virtually anything you would like on order from our extensive list of professional memorabilia suppliers and collectors with the minimum of fuss!
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Does your Will provide you with the reassurance that you and your family need . . . ? For most of you reading this now, the need for you to put a valid Will in place is likely to be the last thing on your mind, particularly at this time of year. However, you still need to be aware that there are risks, for both you and your family, that are involved with your not having a valid Will in place were you to pass away that have been found to include: (a) Your estate passing to someone you have no intention of leaving it to under the rules of intestacy rather than in keeping with your own wishes. (b) Not being able to limit (or even eliminate) the need to pay inheritance tax on the value of your estate so as to then reduce the amount they are likely to receive. (c) Your children under the age of 18 potentially having to go into care if you fail to name a guardian or guardians in your Will whilst their guardianship is resolved which could take some considerable time. AND (d) The fact that you can say at what age you want your children to inherit their share of your estate directly so as to then safeguard their future. Contact us now to arrange a FREE initial consultation DAY OR NIGHT to then allow us to help give you and your family the reassurance that you need, today and in the future.
Contact us now via: 01376 348 997 www.andrewdouglaswills.co.uk Or firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday your BRAINTREE
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New Year, New Business You – Realise your potential as an entrepreneur. What’s your New Year’s resolution? If it’s a big, career-related resolution for 2018, we’re betting it’s one of three things: Finding a new job, getting a big promotion at work, or finally venturing out on your own. If starting your own business has been on your mind, make 2018 the year of change and finally see where that dream can take you. Ignite Business, through the generous support of Braintree District Council and Essex County Council, have been supporting, advising and training entrepreneurs, new business start-ups and business owners in the District for almost 30 years. In 2018 we want to help you realise your potential of creating a new business. ‘New Year, a New Business You’ is all about taking charge of what drives you. Through a series of FREE business support sessions and customised training you will learn everything there is to know about how you get your new business off the ground and how you go from surviving to thriving. To register your interest and be notified of training dates in Braintree in 2018 please email email@example.com or call 01376 340940. your BRAINTREE
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