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Merthyr Tydfil

November 2010 Delivered to every address in the CF47/48 postcode areas both residential and businesss via Royal Mail.

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Welcome to Pocketpad Strengthening Families Project

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In Profile - Sami’s Merthyr Kebab House

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Win A 42” LCD TV with Card Value

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Hoover End of Line Sale

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Service Directory

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The Pocketpad Team Directors Lyn Williams & Chris Donegan

Sales Chris Donegan

Design & Graphics Lyn Williams & R.T Evans & To advertise call: 075 4008 4004

For all sales advertising enquiries pocketpad Head Office 01685 26-82-87 Printed by Rainbow Print (Wales) Ltd. Distributed by: Royal Mail While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the contents, the publisher cannot accept any responsibility for errors or omissions, or for any matter in any way arising from the publication of this material.

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Sami’s Merthyr Kebab House


ajid Alwan, Director of Sami’s Merthyr Kebab House talks about his passion for food in a way that can only be described as inspiring!






the the preparation work, our prep chefs make

key to our success is in everything in-house our



work, coleslaw to our pizzas make and kebabs. The from our sauces and amount of time we

everything in-house from invest into making sure I opened the Kebab House our sauces and coleslaw that everything is made 25 years ago (now called fresh everyday gives Sami’s after the birth of to our pizzas and kebabs.” us our edge on the his new grandson) after completing my degree. It was my long time ambition to work in the food industry and this was my chance to shine. We were the first Kebab house in the town and our new Mediterranean menu was stirring up quite the fuss. We believe that the key to our success is in Page 14


Along with our classic family favorites – Kebabs, Pizza and original southern fried chicken we continue to add new tasty options, such as our homemade Kofte kebab created from a family recipe. We have created our own marinade, pizza dough, pizza sauces, chicken coating and so much more which I believe Please mention pocketpad when responding to adverts

makes us the best around. Success depends on remaining competitive and innovative in your business. Over the last couple of months we have focused more on our presence as a long standing business in Merthyr Tydfil, and thanks to all our customers we are going from strength to strength. We have recently taken on more delivery drivers to cope with the demand and lower our delivery times. To thank our amazing town for their support over the last 25 years we are doing an unbelievable offer, many thanks to everyone who has enjoyed our food for so long! Order your take-away on 01685 721116. Sami’s is situated on the High Street, Merthyr Tydfil To advertise call: 075 4008 4004

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END OF LINE SALE Washing machines . washer dryers . tumble dryers dishwashers . refrigeration . microwaves vacuum cleaners . built in appliances

Opening Hours Mon - Thurs 9am - 12 noon & 12.30pm - 3pm, Friday 9am - 1pm

Pentrebach, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 4TU Tel: 01685 721222

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Classified Cars Local cars for sale.

List your vehicle in the Pocketpad classified section for only £39. For more information or to make a booking call 01685 26-82-87. 59 reg SUZUKI ALTO SZ3 996cc

Less than 9000 miles. Over 2 years manufacturers warranty left on Vehicle. 5 Door hatchback, 4 seater. Aircon as standard. Great fun to drive and a very sprightly 3 cylinder engine with a lovely note to it. Absolute bargain, genuine sale. 12 months Tax included. 62 miles per gallon!! First service completed and paid for. Only £20 road tax. Group 1 Insurance. Call 07769 277708 £5,999 2001 CHRYSLER VOYAGER CRD SE SILVER 2.5 Diesel engine with a full service History and many previous Mot’s, bills etc. 2 owners from new. 119,000 miles. Mot’d till next August 2011 tax till end of April 2011. Drives like a dream, a lovely luxurious 7 seater family vehicle. All rear seats are removable. Electical heated folding mirrors. Good tyres all round. All usual extras. Call 07769 277708. £3,295 Page 22

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Merthyr Self Storage Awarded for Excellence


uring 2010 Merthyr Self Storage have heavily invested in innovative and creative means to further enhance the image and awareness of their business. The storage facility has adopted a modern and effective approach through social media and web marketing that hasn’t gone unnoticed. Not only by it’s customers but also by the Storage Industry. On October 13th Merthyr Self Storage was awarded the Award for Social Media Integration, with over 1200 storage companies contending for the prize, Merthyr Self Storage were placed within the top 5. Owner and Manager Shahid Karim is delighted by the news and stated “We are truly proud our investment, and our hard work has paid off. Merthyr Self Storage always strives to be innovative in the approach to business operations, and we will continue to

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adopt this approach, and provide a broad and comprehensive service to our customers.” For more information regarding the awards visit The Merthyr Self Storage website is always being updated with special offers, company news and services so be sure to check out

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Tearaways! MONEY OFF for you...every month! Tear it Out and Take it in!

Victoria Studio


FREE Photography Sitting worth £20.

garlic bread and coleslaw with every large pizza.



Takeaway / Kebabs

33 Victoria Square, Aberdare 01685 871853

High Street, Merthyr Tydfil 01685 721116

Lily of The Valley

Merthyr Self Storage


Free Van Hire when your book 3 months or more storage.

off orders over £20 until the end of November.



Cwm Farm, Ponsticill 01685 383965

Dragon Parc, Abercanaid, Merthyr Tydfil Tel: 01685 377444

K’s Computers

Rejuvenating Hands

Buy 1 get 1 free.

20% off waxing

On all sets of ink bought in store.

Computers High Street, Merthyr Tydfil 01685 723 723 Page 26

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Recommended Businesses Mike Wilkes Building 22seven Creative Agency No job is too BIG or too small, We Can Do It All!

Non-Licensed Asbestos Removal, Painting & Decorating, New Builds and Extensions, Disabled Adaptations, Specialist Insulated Render Systems.

01685 383965 / 07836225043

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Web Design, Print Design, Search Engine Optimisation, Marketing. Call for a quote today: 01685 268287

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Islwyn Pugh 01685723586 Martin Howell & Company A & A Maintenance 01685 722388 01685350913 BTP Associates B P Construction 01685 384375 Six Bells Accountancy Services 01685373968 Astra Loft Conversion 07816269527 01685386279 E Wayne Pulman Albert and Flaherty 01685 723475 01685376864 Artisan Aberfan Acupuncture Clinic 01443411654 08451662176 Ainsley Construction Ltd 01685383827 Kelray Building Maintenance Safe and Sound Alarms 01685723821 01685359839 Davies Interiors M & S Security Systems 07964167514 01685389143


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Beauty Salons

Miss Bliss 01685377155 Natural Health & Beauty Salon 01685721861 Pink Pamper 01685382198 Harlequin Beauty 01685373763 Beauty Box 01685383637 Prestige Beauty Salon 01685722247 Serenity Beauty 07531 352399

Building Services Chris Jones Builders 01685389509 L P Contractors 01685879692 Peter Trotman 01685387739 Mike Wilkes & Son 01685383965 Ace 01685385980 Cornerstone 01685376633 Scrivens Builders 01685389302 Park Property Maintenance 01685371653 LL Powles & Sons 01685722723

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Car Body Repairs T M Few 01685382611 P & R Motors 01443690800 C & G Motors 01443692964 Woodland Garage 01685374354

Car Repair Services M & M Auto Repairs 01685376411 Matthews Jack & Son 01685384558 Budget Commercial 01443693533 Top Gear Auto Services 01443690006 Russell Roberts 01685386858 Riverside 01443690467 Keith’s Motor Repairs 01685383868 Central Garage 01685722820 K & M Robins 01685384264 S & A Motor Services 01685389200 Motofix 01685722255

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Car Care 01685383855 Auto Repairs 01685387786 Paul Hughes 01685382400 Alan Evans 01685376217

Carpenters Nigel’s Door 01443835938 Carpentry Plus 07709278288 Neil Winstone 7983422501 Door to Door 01685872108 Gary Kinsey 07946572183

Chinese Take Away

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Curtains and Blinds Bernstein Bros 01685722639 Shaws the Drapers 01685722242 Oriel Blinds and Sons 01685387855 Florida Blinds 01443692866 1st Choice Blinds 01685384454


Smiles Dental Centre 01685722333 J M Croad 01685386854 Hollies Dental Surgery 01685359900 Troedyrhiw Dental Surgery 01443692080 Courtland Dental Centre 01685383388 Cefn Coed Dental Practice 01685723377 Ashraf 01685379501

Driving Instructors

Merthyr Chiropractic Clinic 01685383368 V James 01685374276 Dyn Parry 08451662176 C Wythen Roberts 01685723480 Spine of Merthyr 01685375944

Gareth Rees ADI 01685373895 Mike Thompson SOM 01685375309 Clive’s School of Motoring 01685350953 Welcome School of Motoring 01685377177 Steve’s School of Motoring 01685723782 Sandra James 01685375680 Lewis School of Motoring 01685383088 Drive n Go School of Motoring 01685382132 Alison Jones School of Motoring 01685370469 Scotts School of Motoring 01685370091 Roadcraft Driver Training 01685374082

KCS Computers 01685 723723 Lee’s Computers 01685371174

Castle Electrics 07796517222 Sparks Electrics 01685377669


Computer Repairs Electricians

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Alan Davies Electrical 01685383729 Zone Electrical 01685377484

Horizon 08081448007 Quick Fix Repair 01495212628

Estate Agents

Guest Houses

Peter Alan Ltd 01685722223 Derek Phillips 01685723678 Bairstow Eves 01685388106 Darlows 01685723555 Weathersby Ltd 01685 724150

Fencing Services

Davies Bros 01685383635 Phillip Price 01685377080 Price Fencing & Landscaping 01685388622


Lily of the Valley 01685383965 Flowers & Gifts 01685374141 Ann’s Flowers 01685382823 Arcade Florists 01685723164 J & E Page 01685375221 The Flower Patch 01443690329 Twyn Florist 01685386169 Suzanne’s Florist 01685377057 May Richards 01685722280

Funeral Directors T P Griffiths & Sons 01685723533 Raymond Iles & Sons 01685385538 M Foley 01685723970 Gilbert James 01443690607 D J Protheroe & Sons 01685385842 Alfred James & Sons 01685722284 Caradoc Price 01685723797


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Llwynon Guest House 01685384384 Penrhadw Farm 01685723481 Brynawel 7791884237 Penylan Guest House 01685723179 Maes Y Coed 01685722246 Grawen Farm 01685 723740 Winchfawr Lodge 01685385071

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Hair by Deborah 01685383091 Ann Marie Jones 01685388403 Cutting Edge 01685377307 Kleen Kutz 01685377441 Style, Cut and Comb 01685359653 The Hair Precinct 01685373940 Studio 5 01685722186 Ladybirds 01685373155 Geraldines 01685723169 Asylum 01685389695 Val’s Hairdressers 01443690466

ABC Exchange 01685377059 D M R Removals 01685386117 DJ Removals 01685376241

Web Design 22seven 01685 268287

Kebabs and Chicken Samis Merthyr Kebab House 01685721116 Chickenland 01685722915 Sunshine Kebab 01685722926


Grass Roots 01685386875 Valley Gardens 07789708462 Fantasia Gardening Handyman 01685386697 08006127083 SCM Garden Services 01685382565 Meredith Landscapes 01685379976 Whole Health Therapy Centre A J Phillips 01685388168 01685872294 Web of Light Holistic Therapies Four Seasons 07877031322 07946679725 Rejuvenating Hands 07707937325 Spec Savers 01685371201 Rayner 01685722652 A A Domestics HJ Aylward 01685379506 01685723007 Steve’s Domestics Merthyr Optical Centre 01685377368 01685388384 Andrew Clifford Darlington Opticians 01685373227 01685723785 Appliance Care 01685871352 Darius Ridge 01685268073 Bessemer Hotel 01685350780 The Imperial Hotel 01685722555 Chaplins Hotel M.A.K. 01685387272 01685721484 Travel Lodge D J Rees Decorating Services Ltd 08719846371 01685359159 Tredegar Arms Hotel David Smith 01685377467 01685382244 Tregenna Hotel Re Dec Decorating Services 01685723627 01685370371 Nant Ddu Lodge Hotel WJH Painting 01685379111 08081556719 Paintbox Tydfil Removals 01685872064 01685722123 Mark Tambling 01685722472


Holistic Therapy Massage


Home Appliance Repair


Osteopaths Painters and Decorators

Household Removals

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Lee Williams 01685723314 J W Hughes 01685350096 DD Decorating 01443473024 Unique Decorators 01685723980


Performance Physiotherapy 01685387875 Merthyr Physiotherapy Clinic 08451662176 Aberfan Physiotherapy Clinic 08451662976 Lynn Parry 02920193107


Snows Plastering 01685374172

Plumbing and Heating

Graft Heating 01685359892 Mr George 01495306390 P Edwards 01443410684 G Davies 01685384101 Plumbing N Heating 07779 055172 Plumbing Plus 01685382886 R L Jones 01443690877 Nolan’s Heating C J Regan Heating 01685 375106 Steve Thomas 01685 886394 Plumb Advice Domestic 01685374962 Birchwood UK Ltd 01685 842606 Dowlais Heating 01685376064 MD Heating 01685721548 CRC Heating 01685841833

Plumb Quote 01685841147 Chet Dee Plumbing & Heating 01685384502 Russell Thomas 01685844121


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Harvey Roofing 01685881815 Williams Roofing 01685375588 GTH Roofing 01685382816 C Harris Roofing 07896695025 Phelps Roofing 01443691911

Roller Shutter Doors

React Roller Shutter Doors 07738374046

Sign Makers Creative Signs 01685 350101

Skip Hire

New Tredegar Skips 01685370188 R & P Waste Removals 07857279747 Skippys 01685375233 MIS Skip Hire 01685377400

RJM Solicitors 01685373721 JNP Legal 01685350421 The Gwyn George Partnership 01685377035 Merthyr Self Storage 01685 377444

Taxis & Private Hire Funky Kabs 01685383222 A Klass Minibus 01685377222 ADC Travel 01685373530 A1 Cabs 01685379977 A 2 B Taxis 01685374444 A & P Cars 01685374326 Phil’s Cars 01685389789 Keith’s Cars 01685350700 Twyn Cars Ltd 01685383837 Skyliner Taxis 01685388883 Station Cabs 01685376655 Sam’s Taxis 01685383636 Rees Cabs 01685386007 Rans Taxis 01685722400 1st Choice Cars 01685388787 Mintax Minicoaches 01443690608 1st Class Cars 01685373737 First Options Private Hire 01685375323 First Call Taxi and Minibus Hire 01685371234 Eighty Eighty 01685388080 Delta Cabs 01685383838

Cefn Taxis 01685388388 Cabs 4 You 01685389999 Bobs Taxis 01685388666 Victoria Cab 01685382265 1st-1-2-Hire 01685373333


Merthyr’s Tourist Information 01685727474 Cyfarthfa Castle Museum 01685723112 Joseph Parry’s Cottage 01685723112

TV and Satellite Services Stuart Lewis Systems 01443476380 One Vision Digital 01685789156 Merthyr Satellites 01685389248 Rooftop Aerials 01443450057 Aberfan Aerials 01443693115 Aber Aerials 08081556950

Tyres and Exhausts

ATS Euromaster 01685385872 Kwik Fit 01685371666 Brecon Road Tyres 01685723676 Treads 01685359214 Roadrunner auto services 01685385200 Merthyr Tyre & Exhaust Services 01685377771

Veterinary Services Ash Veterinary Group 01685385117 Victoria Veterinary Practice 01685 387262

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