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September 2010 Delivered to more than 22,000 addresses throughout the Merthyr Tydfil Borough.

This month’s offers include: - 20% off Flowers - Chickenland Pizza Deal - FREE Photography Sitting - 10% off Furniture Plus loads loads more........

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Welcome to Pocketpad

The Pocketpad Team Directors Lyn Williams & Chris Donegan

Sales Chris Donegan

Design & Graphics Lyn Williams & R.T Evans &

For all sales advertising enquiries Email pocketpad Head Office 01685 26-82-87 Printed by Rainbow Print (Wales) Ltd. Distributed by: Royal Mail

Inside 11. In-Profile

Chris Jones Builders Ltd.

14. Lily Of The Valley Feature Merthyr’s new mobile florist.

21. Upcoming Movies

A guide to this month’s movies .

24. Tearaways

Save money on everything from Nandos to new cars.

28. Recommended Business List pocketpad’s favourite businesses.

29. Service Directory

The complete business service solution with hundreds of listings.

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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IN PROFILE: Chris Jones Builders Ltd.


hris, started his professional life as a carpenter, and 27 years later he has an established an extremely reputable business in the building trade. Chris, is an avid family man, and likes to think of his business as a local ‘family run business’. His wife Katharine, pictured here, alongside Chris, and their son Oscar, takes an active role in the business in an administrative nature supporting Chris while he is on the road, getting the job done. Chris has built a reputation for very high quality, attention to detail, and creative, and innovative ideas to enhance even the most ordinary of jobs. He offers a complete Creative Design and Build Service, and due to almost three decades of experience of every aspect of building work, can undertake an unusually high variety of jobs, and below is just a short list of them;

Installation and refurbishment of: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Wet rooms, Bedrooms, Office Conversions, Loft Conversions, Outside Office Space converted, or constructed from scratch, Roofing, uPVC gutters, facias and windows replaced or repaired. Hardwood Decking, Driveways, and Repairs and Refurbishments of any room in your home, or, give your home an overhaul, with a custom refurbishment, to give it that ‘all new look‘. Chris is well known for producing work, with great creativity & flare. To see examples of the broad range of Chris‘ work, go to his website at;, or Call Chris’ or Katharine for a free estimate or advice on the work you desire. Call Us On:

01685 389509 Family Run Business: Chris Jones with wife Katharine and their son Oscar.

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




20% off all takeaways until end

Eating Out

Rhydycar, Leisure Complex, Merthyr Tydfil

off Total Bill between 12pm & 6pm, Mon till Fri. Offer ends September 30th. Nandos’ Merthyr only.

of September. Nandos’ Merthyr only.

Take Away

Rhydycar, Leisure Complex, Merthyr Tydfil

Dog Martin

Merthyr Self Storage

20% off first time training

1 months FREE storage when you book for 6 months.

Dog Training


Slip Road, Merthyr Tydfil Tel: 07815 764134

Dragon Parc, Abercanaid, Merthyr Tydfil Tel: 01685 377444


Rejuvenating Hands

£40 off any Weddings booked before October 1st.

20% off waxing


Holistic Therapy

Tel: 07984 976793

Telephone Wendy 07707 937 325

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All Vouchers are subject to terms and conditions.

Merthyr Tools & Electrical

Victoria Studio

Spend £80 or more and get 24 hours free hire of the Rug Doctor

FREE Photography Sitting worth £20.

Tools & Electrical


Pant Industrial Estate 01685 386224

33 Victoria Square, Aberdare 01685 871853

Southern Vauxhall £300 off the new Meriva.

Offering a voucher is a Cars great way of promoting your Southern Vauxhall business. Pentrebach Road, Merthyr Tydfil 08443 752464


off any advanced payment on Motability contracts.

Cars Pentrebach Road, Merthyr Tydfil 08443 752464

Rock Church Free Mocha with every visit.

Church Morgantown, Merthyr Tydfil 07854 374890 All Vouchers are subject to terms and conditions.

Put a Voucher in pocketpad for only £24.95 per month. Minimum of 2 months Bookings Page 25

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pocketpad has a vacancy for the following person: An up-beat personality, self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook. Credible, and comfortable in dealing with a variety of clients. Reliable, tolerant, and determined. Able to see things from the other person’s point of view. Well presented and businesslike. Keen for a new experience. A team-player. A person of ‘ideas’ to advise clients on the best mix of solutions to benefit their business. Has clean or near clean driving license, and own reliable car in order to meet with clients. Computer literate. Must be an excellent and confident face-to-face and telephone communicator. Basic sales training can be provided. The successful candidate will enjoy an open-ended generous commission system, a mobile phone allowance, and an Apple iPad with which to conduct business with clients. For more information call: 01685 268287 or email:

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pocketpad is about to launch pocket posts online. The new job section offering the latest vacancies through the pocketpad magazine and online. Offering a highly cost effective platform for your organisation, business or agency. Should you require more information please call us on 01685 268287 or email See an example below of what’s to come, please note the posts below are for demonstration purposes only.

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Customer Service Agent - £7/hr - Merthyr Tydfil Customer service experience, uses own initiative Web Developer - £22k - Cardiff 2 years experiene, html, css, photoshop

Field Sales Manager - Commision Only - Merthyr Tydfil Experience advantagous, team player


Customer Service Agent - £7/hr - Pontypridd Customer service experience, uses own initiative Graphic Designer - 16k - Brecon Customer service experience, uses own initiative

Part Time Receptionist - (20 hours) - £7.50/hr - Merthyr Tydfil Customer service experience, uses own initiative Customer Service Agent - £7/hr - Merthyr Tydfil Customer service experience, uses own initiative To advertise call: 075 4008 4004

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Recommended Businesses Merthyr Self Storage For all your storage needs.

Domestic Storage, Business Storage, Archive Storage, Car Storage, Caravan Storage and much much more.

For a a FREE consultation please call us today on: 01685 377444

Move2Music Disco’s

Wedding, Kid’s Parties, Karaoke, Engagements, Birthdays and more... Tel: 07984 976793

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

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


Alarms & Security

Architecture & Design Car and Van Hire Utopia Design 01685 382312

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

Practical Car and Van Rental 01685377273 United Rental Group 02920867084 Enterprise Rent a Car 08002300201

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

To advertise call: 075 4008 4004

Motofix 01685722255 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

Hansing 01685723854 Ho Wah 01685388898 Chun Fay 01685389530 Jen Chang Takeaway 01685384121 Noble China 01685384332 The Grawen Chinese Take Away 01685383736 Golden Valley Cantonese 01685387783 Dragon Phoenix Takeaway 01685721188 Choi Shing 01685723286 Golden Crown 01685384121


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

Computer Repairs

Lee’s Computers 01685371174

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

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

Electricians Castle Electrics 07796517222

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Sparks Electrics 01685377669 Alan Davies Electrical 01685383729 Zone Electrical 01685377484

Steves Glass 01685371699 Horizon 08081448007 Quick Fix Repair 01495212628

Estate Agents

Guest Houses

Samuels 01685 388998 Peter Alan Ltd 01685722223 Derek Phillips 01685723678 Bairstow Eves 01685388106 Darlows 01685723555 Weathersby Ltd 01443692510

Fencing Services

Davies Bros 01685383635 Phillip Price 01685377080 Price Fencing & Landscaping 01685388622


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


Mercury 01685722266 Tricketts 08000260591

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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

Hair Dressers

Top to Toe 01685359250 Beehive Hair Consultants 01685383816 Hannah Davies 01685721388 The Hair Lounge 01685722262 Visual Hair Design 01685723293 Toff’s Hair Studio 01685383666 The Cutting Room 01685385008 Roberts 01685371645 River Hair Salon 01685726677 Rios Haircutters 01685383990 Patricia Anns 01685722732 Odyssey Hair Design 01685373330 Uppercut 01685722708 Head Start 01685384213 Vision Hair 01685723278 Hair by Lisa 01685386239 Top Notch 01685373651 NV Hair 01685383819 Elaines 01685722870 Margaret’s 01685385173 Heads 01685385888 Hairport

01685722050 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



Household Removals Tydfil Removals 01685722123 ABC Exchange 01685377059 D M R Removals 01685386117 DJ Removals 01685376241

Internet & Web 22seven 01685 268287

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


Grass Roots 01685386875 Valley Gardens 07789708462 Fantasia Gardening 01685386697 Whole Health Therapy Centre SCM Garden Services 01685382565 01685388168 Web of Light Holistic Therapies Meredith Landscapes 01685379976 07877031322 A J Phillips Rejuvenating Hands 01685872294 07707937325 Four Seasons 07946679725 Handyman 08006127083

Holistic Therapy Massage

Home Appliance Repair A A Domestics 01685379506 Steve’s Domestics 01685377368 Andrew Clifford 01685373227 Appliance Care 01685871352


Bessemer Hotel 01685350780 The Imperial Hotel 01685722555 Chaplins Hotel 01685387272 The Holly Bush Hotel 01685373281 Travel Lodge 08719846371 Tredegar Arms Hotel 01685377467 Tregenna Hotel 01685723627 The Castle Hotel 01685386868 Nant Ddu Lodge Hotel


Spec Savers 01685371201 Rayner 01685722652 HJ Aylward 01685723007 Merthyr Optical Centre 01685388384 Darlington Opticians 01685723785

Osteopaths Darius Ridge 01685268073

Painters and Decorators

M.A.K. 01685721484 D J Rees Decorating Services Ltd 01685359159 David Smith 01685382244 Re Dec Decorating Services 01685370371 WJH Painting

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08081556719 Paintbox 01685872064 Mark Tambling 01685722472 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


Pre School Nurserys

Taxis & Private Hire

RJM Solicitors 01685373721 JNP Legal 01685350421 The Gwyn George Partnership 01685377035


Merthyr Self Storage 01685 377444

A Klass Minibus 01685377222 Tiger Tots Day Nursery Limited ADC Travel 01443691605 01685373530 Footsteps A1 Cabs 01443 692222 01685379977 Funtazia A 2 B Taxis 01685 728557 01685374444 Trinity Day Care Centre A & P Cars 01443693777 01685374326 Pili-Pala Bilingual Day Nursery Phil’s Cars 01685722056 01685389789 Honey Bunnies Day Nursery Keith’s Cars 01685726116 01685350700 Cylch Meithrin Funky Kabs 01685387444 01685383222 Twyn Cars Ltd 01685383837 J P Swan Roofing Skyliner Taxis 01685 359744 01685388883 Harvey Roofing Station Cabs 01685881815 01685376655 Williams Roofing Sam’s Taxis 01685375588 01685383636 GTH Roofing Rees Cabs 01685382816 01685386007 C Harris Roofing Rans Taxis 07896695025 01685722400 Phelps Roofing 1st Choice Cars 01443691911 01685388787 Mintax Minicoaches Creative Signs 01443690608 01685 350101 1st Class Cars 01685373737 First Options Private Hire New Tredegar Skips 01685375323 01685370188 First Call Taxi and Minibus Hire R & P Waste Removals 01685371234 07857279747 Eighty Eighty Skippys 01685388080 01685375233 Delta Cabs MIS Skip Hire 01685383838 01685377400


Sign Makers Skip Hire

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 Ynysfach Engine House 01685382356

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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