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MAY 2012

cheltenham & The Cotswolds

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Our front cover this month features Akapusi Qera who, along with Mike Tindall and Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu, has been selected for the Barbarians squad to take on Ireland in what promises to be a fabulous spectacle of international rugby on show at Kingsholm on Tuesday 29th May (see centre pages). The Olympic Torch relay will be travelling through Gloucestershire this month and will be visiting the Cheltenham area on 23rd May – check out your nearest location in our What’s On section. There are numerous sales and offers featured by our advertisers this month plus 8 competitions to enter. The Wheatsheaf are giving away 3 prizes as part of their anniversary celebrations, and sister-pub The Brown Jug have chipped in with a great incentive for anyone looking to join their Summer Skittles League. There’s also books, theatre tickets, a clay shooting experience and an opportunity to see ‘Steps’ perform live at Westonbirt Arboretum – all to be won by our readers. If you wish to improve your physical health, state of mind, or enhance your appearance through cosmetic treatments – check out our Health & Beauty section. If improving your surroundings is of more importance, our Homes & Gardens and Professional Service advertisers provide all the answers – from reconstruction to final decorations and furnishings.

Have a great month!

Contents Food & Entertainment Delicious Dishes Did You Know? Competition Winners Health & Beauty What’s On Homes & Gardens Property News In the Garden Professional Services Money Matters People First Policing Competitions 11, 17, 21, 25 & 28

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The Local Answer Limited TO ADVERTISE IN 1 Ullenwood Court, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL53 9QS Managing Director

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Delicious Dishes

Rossoʼs Meatballs ~ Serves 4-5 ~

You will need: 2 tbsp olive oil 2 packs of 12 fresh meatballs (find in meat aisle by mince) 2 red onions 2 cloves garlic (or use lazy garlic) Dried chillies to taste 250ml red wine (buy a bottle then measure out whatʼs left into plastic pots and freeze for when you make the next one or two!) 2 tins chopped tomatoes 150ml creme fraiche 120g parmesan cheese (optional) 2 bay leaves Pasta of your choice Method: 1 Heat the olive oil in a pan and add the meatballs. Stir carefully until browned off. 2 Add the chopped red onions, garlic, dried chillies

(to taste) and bay leaves. Cook for about half an hour until the onions begin to brown and most of the liquid has evaporated. 3 Add the red wine, increase heat and cook until most of the wine has evaporated. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook at a bare simmer until you have a nice thick sauce. Add the creme fraiche and grated parmesan (if using). 4 Serve with a chunky pasta like penne or spaghetti if you prefer.

This Delicious Dish freezes well, so why not make two at a time?

The Flower Room

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Residential Estate Agency Free Valuations Lettings and Management Land and New Homes Impartial Mortgage Advice

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Set in picturesque countryside surroundings with views stretching for miles, is this semi-detached barn conversion. Four bedrooms, two reception rooms, two bathrooms.

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The Old Rectory Re staurant Cole sbourne , Che lte nham

Bookings advised: 01242 870120

Valuations and Auctions • Live online bidding • Free parking

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offer you a warm welcome to their charming restaurants and pretty garden.

May Offer

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Enjoy top quality Cotswold Meat, fresh Fish & seasonal vegetables. Delicious home made desserts Traditional Sunday Lunch - 3 course £15.95

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Entries now invited: Vintage & Classic Transport Auction Saturday 18th August 2012

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CELEBRATE WITH US!

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Burley Farm Produce

Beer Garden

One year on from our relaunch last May, The Wheatsheaf has lots to shout about! Our superb food includes top quality local free range lamb, beef, pork and chicken from Burley Fields Farm, Leckhampton. Our Sunday lunches are fantastic value, with two courses for only £12.50 (£6 for children) – don’t forget to book! We also hold wine, cheese and cider tasting sessions and family fun days in our large garden. Our over 50’s club has over 600 local members who now enjoy the benefits of a free birthday meal, plus 20% off beverages and 10% off food from Monday to Friday 12-6pm. The Wheatsheaf supplies outside catering services for functions as diverse as weddings and hog roasts to corporate events.We have catered for the Old Patesians, the County Council and many others over the past year.

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In addition we host comedy nights, jazz nights, live music, parties, team building, conferences, charity events (such as fund raisers for Sue Ryder) and many other special occasions in our attractive function room and gardens. Our regular quiz night is usually a sell out with free food for the teams – don’t forget to book in advance and join in the fun! If sport is your passion, then we have 2 televisions in the main bar to watch all the Rugby, Euro Football, and Olympics action. Whether you are a regular or have not tried us yet, now is the time to visit the Wheatsheaf and join us in celebrating our success.

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The Wheatsheaf, 283 Old Bath Road, Leckhampton, Cheltenham 01242 525371 www.thewheatsheaf-cheltenham.co.uk

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WIN! WIN! WIN! with

D i d y o u k n o w?

Courtesy of The Wheatsheaf, and as part of their anniversary celebrations, we’ve got

3 Fantastic Prizes for lucky readers to win ...

FAMILY SUNDAY LUNCH FOR FOUR PEOPLE

WINE & CHEESE TASTING FOR FOUR PEOPLE

CHILDREN’S PARTY WITH FOOD FOR 20 CHILDREN To be entered in each draw, just send the title of the prize you hope to win – ‘Sunday Lunch’, ‘Wine & Cheese’ or ‘Children’s Party’ – along with your name, address and telephone number to Wheatsheaf Draw, The Local Answer, 1 Ullenwood Court, Chetenham GL53 9QS. Closing date: Wednesday 16th May 2012.

Win a FREE BAR worth £200 Play in the Summer Skittles League at the Brown Jug - starts week commencing 14th May 2012 Games played Tuesday-Thursday 6 people in a team plus Ring today to book your team entry on 01242 521736 www.brownjug-cheltenham.com

Mayday celebrations have taken place in Britain down the centuries to mark a season of blossoming flowers, warmer weather and the return to fertile growing conditions for farming. It has its origins in pre-Christian cultures, and is related to the Celtic festival of Beltane. The Romans also celebrated the festival of Flora, goddess of fruit and flowers, from April 28th to May 3rd which marked the beginning of summer. Over the years many of the early pagan celebrations were adapted or abandoned as Britain converted to Christianity. It was previously a major festival of celebration, but in modern society Mayday traditions are not particularly present. The tradition of maypole dancing to celebrate Mayday has faded away over recent years, but is still present in some villages across the country. The exact origin of the Mayday tradition of Morris dancing is not very clear. Morris dancing is a traditional English form of folk-dancing, performed by groups of men or women wearing brightly coloured clothes, often with blacked faces. Costumes vary from different parts of the country and dancers use handkerchiefs, sticks and bells as props during the dance. Morris Dancing is thought to have possibly derived from European ritual dancing, especially Spainʼs Moorish dancing.

COMPETITION WINNERS Follow us: The Brown Jug, 242 Bath Road, Leckhampton, Cheltenham 01242 521736

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Thanks to all who took part in our April competitions and congratulations to the winners: Bacon Theatre – Pair of tickets to see Swan Lake – Lucy Spelman of Arle Court, Miss J M Callaghan of Westdown Gardens and Mrs L M Fleming of Severn Rd. Gloucester Rugby – Pair of tickets to see Tom Jones Concert – Josey Farmer of Wymans Brook.

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Dunbar Close, Springbank

Hambrook Street, Charlton Kings

£179,950

£242,500

A Semi detached house for sale in the popular area of Springbank in Cheltenham within a quiet cul de sac location. Accommodation comprises sitting room, dining room, kitchen, three good sized bedrooms, bathroom with separate WC. The property also benefits from Gas central heating, front and rear gardens, driveway for several cars and a detached single garage. Great development opportunity!

A beautifully presented end terrace house for sale in Cheltenham in the popular area of Charlton Kings. The property comprises two reception rooms, spacious modern kitchen and garden to rear. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms with jack and jill style modern bathroom with shower over bath. Has all been newly refreshed and is in fantastic condition. A MUST SEE!

Amberley, Eldon Avenue, Fairview

Hearne Close, Charlton Kings

£320,000

£149,950

A beautiful four bedroom semi detached house for sale in Cheltenham within the sought after residential area of Eldon Avenue in Fairview. The property comprises two reception rooms with feature fireplaces, modern kitchen with stable door to rear garden and downstairs WC. Upstairs the property comprises three double bedrooms, one single bedroom, main bathroom with shower over bath, Front driveway and side access.

A first floor maisonette in the popular area of Charlton Kings. Accommodation comprises, two double bedrooms, one large reception room, kitchen with white goods included and white suite bathroom with shower over the bath. Benefits from large garden to the rear and gas central heating. Good school catchment area, close to local amenities and good links to the A40.

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Our Platinum scheme guarantees your rent, even when the property is empty! We pay you rent 52 weeks of the year whether your property is let or vacant or whether the tenant actually pays the rent or not. We even offer one-year contracts so you wait until the market picks up and try to sell again next year.

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New Cheltenham company offers Ultrasound Slimming! Cheltenham’s newly opened Ultrasound Slimming company may well be the answer to all our prayers, a slimming device that gives your figure a little helping hand by removing those stubborn pockets of fat that won’t disappear however many times you diet and exercise. The Local Answer visited Ultra Sound Slimming to find out all about it and give it a try. The consultant for our appointment was Tamsin, who is a trained beautician, so was ably qualified to answer all our questions about our treatments. The process lasts 30 minutes, a maximum of 15 minutes in a chosen area and can be used to disperse fat in areas such as thighs, hips, stomach and arms. The ultrasound waves are delivered in pulses breaking down excess fat. The hand piece is used by the consultant gliding over the targeted area. You feel a very slight energy pulse, but there is no discomfort or soreness during or after treatment. We discussed with Tamsin how results will vary from person to person, but in order to maximise results a healthy diet and regular exercise suitable for your level of fitness should be adhered to. In between sessions you should drink plenty of water, keep alcohol consumption to a minimum and ensure you are active to encourage lymph flow and blood circulation, which supports the removal of fat cells from the body. The number of sessions required depends on how many inches you want to lose. Two treatments per week are recommended over a 6 to 8 week period. Noticeable results are often visible after 6 to 8 sessions, where you can expect to see smoother, firmer skin, a reduction in cellulite and reduced levels of body fat. A course of treatments can range from a minimum of 6 to a maximum of 20 sessions in any one area, and will vary depending on the area and volume of fat being targeted and the inch loss required. As this is a new treatment for most, Ultra Sound Slimming are inviting clients for a free consultation at their new salon in the Promenade, Cheltenham. So why not make an appointment and pop in during your next work break or shopping trip and make the most of their free consultation and opening offer to The Local Answer readers.

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To arrange a free consultation please call 08448 005 701 or email: info@ultrasoundslimming.co.uk 107 The Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. GL50 1NW www.ultrasoundslimming.co.uk


Reach your weight loss goals at Ladyzone this Spring! A new season, a new you! Busy mum Jaki Blackshaw is back in her size 12 jeans after losing over a stone at Ladyzone “I work as a hairdresser over the road from the gym, so it’s really convenient for me that I can pop over and do 30 minutes on my lunch break. I’ve lost 1 stone 2lb, 41.5cm and am down 2 dress sizes – it’s great to be back in my size 12 jeans! I used to hate getting dressed for nights out as I felt horrible in whatever I put on, and I did whatever I could to get out of being in photographs. Now though, I feel much more confident and attractive and I’m more than happy to have my photograph taken. As a busy working mum the 30 minutes fits into my Jaki has lifestyle and I feel like the staff lost over a stone & and members at Ladyzone 2 dress have become friends. It’s sizes almost like visiting family when I go for my workouts!”

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Ladyzone, located on Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, has gone on to help hundreds of local women lose weight, tone up, get fit and feel good about themselves. The 30-minute simple circuit workout is designed to create fast results and recommended just three times a week, it fits easily into busy schedules. There are no men and no mirrors, with members of all ages, sizes and fitness levels. Personal attention and encouragement, plus regular reviews and programme changes, mean motivation stays high and goals are achieved in record time.


MOBILE CHIROPODIST

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Qualified Chiropodist providing professional care and service in the comfort of your own home Toe nail cutting, thick yellow nails, corns, hard skin, in-growing toe nails, diabetic foot care, general foot care Gift Vouchers Available

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Life is what you make it Liggy Webb is widely respected as a leading expert in the field of Modern Life Skills. As a presenter, consultant and author she is passionate about her work and improving the quality of people’s lives. She has developed a range of techniques and strategies to support individuals and organisations to cope more effectively and successfully with modern living and the demands and challenges of life in the twenty tens and beyond. She is noted for her dynamic and engaging style and as a result is frequently invited to present and speak at international conferences, award ceremonies, on board cruise ships, in the media and at a variety of high profile events. Liggy has kindly given us three of her books for one lucky reader of The Local Liggy Webb Answer to win. To enter our draw, just send your name, address and telephone number to Liggy Webb Draw, The Local Answer, 1 Ullenwood Court, Chetenham GL53 9QS. Closing date:16th May 2012. To receive regular complimentary materials, positive tips and updates from Liggy please visit www.liggywebb.com/contactus

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Liggy’s Top Ten Tips ✔ The first step to happiness is to make a conscious decision to be happy ✔ Choose to be an optimist not a pessimist ✔ Use the word probortunity and actively seek out opportunities ✔ Think more consciously about what you think about ✔ Address any negative attitude germs that you may be spreading ✔ Choose to be a radiator not a drain ✔ Avoid blaming other people ✔ Learn from your mistakes and positively move on ✔ Take personal responsibility for all your actions ✔ Remember this is your life and your life is what you make it

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Email: kim.brunwin@live.co.uk Mobile: 07906 159 733 Studio 19, Shurdington Road, Cheltenham, GL53 0JA

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Open now in Charlton Kings! Same great service in a new venue Male and female practitioners

Osteopathy Chiropractic Acupuncture Reflexology Hypnotherapy Massage – Thai, Tui Na, Sports, Pregnancy and Holistic 45 Cirencester Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL53 8EX

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The Local Answer Event Listings are compiled and presented in good faith with the kind support of many contributors. We recommend you use the contact details provided to check event information updates prior to planning your visit. 1 MAY TOMMY CHARLES TETRAPHONIC VENUE JAZZ CLUB Little Owl, 237 Cirencester Road, Cheltenham. £6. 8.30pm 2 MAY ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION Run by Den Parrett, 9-11pm. The Norwood, Bath Road, Cheltenham. Free. 2-5 MAY STAGS & HENS Deep End Theatre Company present Willy Russell’s hilarious rude play Stags & Hens. Playhouse Theatre Cheltenham. Evenings 7-45pm. Tickets £10 (Conces £8 Wed & Thurs). Box Office 01242 522852. www.playhousecheltenham.org 2-7 MAY CHELTENHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL A perfect way to spend your Bank Holiday weekend. www.cheltenhamfestivals.com 3 MAY KIM CYPHER BAND Cheltenham Jazz Festival Stage, Imperial Gardens, Cheltenham. 6.50pm. 4 MAY DON’T DO DATING Monthly drinks and mingle evening at the Lansdown Bar is moving this month to a Friday! A one off but still a fantastic night! Bring friends & make new ones! £10 inc. first drink and the best ‘nibbles’ in town. 8pm. www.dont-do-dating.co.uk

FREE WHEELING BLUES Live music at Bayshill, 85 St Georges Street, Cheltenham. 9pm. NICE N SLEAZY Live music at Charlton Kings Club. £2 non members. 8.45pm. OVER THE HILL Live music at the Saracens Sport Club, Cheltenham. 8.30pm. KOHEESION Live music at Albion House, North Street, Cheltenham. 8.45pm. 5-6 MAY TEWKESBURY FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL WEEKEND Learn all about the Tudors in our fun tasting and decorating activities. Dare to guess what terrible Tudor food you might be eating! (They mainly ate meat – oxen, deer and even badgers! Decorate your own fruit and vegetables to be displayed in the Heritage Centre throughout the summer. 10am-4pm. Contact the Heritage Centre for details or to buy tickets 01684 855040, email tewkesburytic@tewkesbury.gov.uk 6 MAY MISERDEN PARK GARDENS Open gardens for Cobalt, plants for sale and homemade teas. Admission £5 adults, children are free. Guide dogs only. 24.30pm. Miserden, Near Stroud, Glos GL6 7JA. Tel: 01285 821303. www.miserdenpark.co.uk 10 MAY

JUST THE TWO OF US Sax and Guitar Duo. Waystone Hotel, Parabola Road, Cheltenham. 5-7pm. TUBBY BLUES CLUB – MUSTANGS & BUILT FOR COMFORT United Services Club, Cheltenham GL50 4DW. 8pm. £10. 01242 691998. ALEX CHAPMAN Live music. Royal George, Birdlip. 9pm. 5 MAY THE TRI-ANG SOCIETY

DON’T DO DATING Sips & supper at the Apple Tree, Woodmancote. Join us for drinks and/or dinner at this lovely country pub, with live music. £10 drinks / £16 2 course dinner (both inc. first drink). 7.30pm. www.dont-do-dating.co.uk

Join us for sales and expert advice on the products of Britain’s biggest ever toy maker – Tri-ang, Hornby, Scalex, Pedigree etc. Refreshments available. Adults £3.50 OAPs £2.50 and £1 for children. St Margarets’ Hall, Hatherley. Contact Miles on 07742 909986 for further details.

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SLAP N TICKLE Live music at The Apple Tree, Woodmancote, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham. Free. 9pm. 10-13 MAY MALVERN SPRING GARDENING SHOW For a special day out set within the backdrop of the beautiful Malvern hills. The show features glorious gardens and plant exhibits and over 100 of the finest nursery displays. Book online 01684 584924. 11 MAY LIMEHOUSE LIZZY Renowned for their action-packed gigs, Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive. Attention to detail and the all important X-factor feeling, have led to their performances being described as ‘beyond tribute’ by both audiences and critics alike. 8pm. £15 (£14). 01242 258002. www.bacontheatre.co.uk.

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12 MAY CHELTENHAM CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT Programme to include music by Faure, Mozart and Brahms, featuring Fiona Beck (oboe) and conductor Toby Purser. 7.30 pm at St. Andrew’s Church, Montpellier. Tickets £15 with concessions from Cheltenham TIC or at the door. COBALT PLANT SALE Lovely selection of plants for sale at fantastic prices. Cards, crafts, homemade cakes, coffee and raffle. Linton House, Thirlestaine Road, Cheltenham, Glos GL53 7AS. SWING FROM PARIS Live music at Bayshill, 85 St Georges Street, Cheltenham. 9pm. 13 MAY CROQUET Try it at Cheltenham Croquet Club, Old Bath Road (next to East Glos Tennis Club). 10am. Just turn up (with flat shoes) or book a place on 01242 512933 – patseabright@yahoo.com DRAGON BOAT REGATTA Around 30 teams of between 11 to 17 people will be taking part in the ancient Chinese tradition of Dragon Boat Racing at Gloucester Docks between 10am-6pm, in aid of CLIC Sargent. Entrance is free of charge and the fun packed days includes stalls, fun fair and live music. To enter a team please contact Steve Markham on 01452 724144 for an information pack.

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THE IDEAL VENUE Painswick Golf Club is a fantastic setting for a memorable golfing day. Established in 1891 the course makes superb use of the land surrounding and playing up to Painswick Beacon which offers superb panoramic views of the Gloucestershire countryside. Within easy reach of Cheltenham, Gloucester and Stroud, and due to the close proximity of the M5 motorway, London is only a 2 hour drive away, Birmingham about an hour, and Bristol only 40 minutes. Referred to as “The Hidden Jewel in the Cotswolds”, this unique 18 hole golf course boasts a real challenge not to be missed, encompassing tight fairways and well guarded greens, a range of par 3, 4 and 5 holes have been sculptured into the landscape presenting a truly memorable experience in the most breathtaking of surroundings. Special Membership

packages available for all ages, Societies also welcome. The clubhouse offers a welcoming friendly and relaxed atmosphere, where food is served all day. Combine all this with our excellent service, a flexible approach and value for money, to make a winning combination for your golf day. TASTER SESSIONS: Available at Painswick Golf Club for all levels of players from children to pensioners. We are delighted to announce the introduction of these “taster sessions” which last for a full 30 minutes. Book early to avoid disappointment – limited spaces available.

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BACON THEATRE Limehouse Lizzy

Fri 11th May at 8.00pm Tickets: £15.00 (£14.00)

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Thursday 17th May at 8.00pm

I, Elizabeth Elizabeth I – Queen at 25, political phoenix and famously unmarried, she was the most educated woman of her Age. But who was the woman beneath the crown? At a vital crossroads in history a young queen steps from the shadows to unburden herself of her many troubles and reveal her innermost thoughts. Using only Elizabeth’s words from her letters, poems, speeches and prayers, solo performer Rebecca Vaughan (Austen’s Women) explores the queen’s struggle to reconcile the desires of womanhood with the duties of sovereignty, in this fascinating one-act play. Adapted & performed by Rebecca Vaughan, Directed by Guy Masterson. Tickets cost £10.00 (£8.00 concessions). To book tickets call the Box Office on 01242 258002 or visit www.bacontheatre.co.uk Thanks to the Bacon Theatre, we’ve got 3 pairs of tickets to I, Elizabeth to give away. To enter our draw, just send your name, address and telephone number to I, Elizabeth Draw, The Local Answer, 1 Ullenwood Court, Chetenham GL53 9QS. Closing date Wednesday 16th May 2012.

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Prinknash Bird & Deer Park will be launching another new fabulous event this month – ‘Fairy & Wizard World’ – on Saturday 19th May from 11am. This latest event captures the best of the Bird Park with lunch being hosted in ‘Teal’ the charming roll top Gypsy Caravan, face painting and of course the making of the grotto – another wonderful creation dreamed up by park owner Melanie Meigh. Yet again, a delightful event which allows you and your family to escape into another world – enjoying the hand tame fallow deer, playing in the follies and even watching the Kookaburras fly at noon. If your looking for a touch of magic then look no further. For more information visit www.thebirdpark.com or call on 01452 812727.

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MAYEVENTSAT Dwell’s clearance area has some fantastic bargains with discounts of up to 70% off. Take a look at what you can find in Dwell’s in store clearance area… Ripple rocking chair cream The simple padded ripple design of this rocking chair is upholstered in cream faux leather and has slim chrome runners on the base for easy rocking. Kids will love it for watching TV and so will Dad. Detroit rocker black The rocking chair is redefined. Two large petal shapes are covered in black faux leather and sit together on a stainless steel rocker. With its simple lines, this rocking chair can sit with most sofas and armchairs but also looks just as good on its own. Monza bedside table white In a crisp white matt lacquer, the recessed handles of these drawers give it a minimalist quality. Sitting on gliders on the floor, they give your room that subtle hint of glamour.

Saturday 26th May and Sunday 27th May Come and visit The Local Market for alternative handmade products and tasty snacks. With an array of stalls to browse there is sure to be something to suit everybody’s taste whether it be cakes, jewellery or photography. Stalls include: Local pork products from ‘Popes Pork’, local food gift hampers from ‘The Hampers Box’, Lola’s Boutique which offers a great selection of children’s clothes and accessories and a unique ‘Made in Britain’ stall with products especially for the Jubilee and Olympics.

Celebrate the Jubilee at The Brewery Tuesday 5th June

Plus when you sign up for a catalogue in store dwell will automatically enter you into their competition to win a room of dwell furniture up to the value of £1,000.

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The fantastic new spring/summer collection is in store at dwell right now! Use this voucher to receive 15% off your first order in store! Visit dwell at The Brewery to check out exclusive designs and the latest looks. Terms and Conditions: Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other. Discount excludes promotional and clearance items, sales items, purchasing gift certificates and delivery charges. No cash alternatives and non-transferable to orders places prior to this offer. Voucher must be presented in-store at point of sale. No photocopies accepted. Offer ends 8th May 2012. Voucher is only valid at dwell, The Brewery, Cheltenham.

Join us on Tuesday 5th June to celebrate the Jubilee at The Brewery. There will be entertainment for all the family including live music and various performances. Kids can have their faces painted, make their own crowns and enjoy tasty treats at their very own street party. The full line up is available from www.thebrewerycheltenham.co.uk

Community Safety Day Wednesday 6th June, 10am– 3pm The Cheltenham Town Centre policing team are inviting you to enjoy a community day at The Brewery in Cheltenham during June half term. The day has been organised to give local people and those visiting the area, an opportunity to meet local officers, have a chance to win prizes, and the energetic can even have a go on Gloucester Rugby’s bungee run! The policing team will be handing out advice about crime and about becoming a Special Constable. Look out for the police dog demonstration, amongst others! Kids can even look around a fire engine and climb inside police vehicles. Various activities, demonstrations and advice will be on hand from the NHS, CCP, GlosCol, Gloucester Rugby and Cheltenham Town FC coaches.

Visit us at The Brewery, Cheltenham, GL50 4FA or online at www.thebrewerycheltenham.co.uk


15 MAY FILM: ANONYMOUS (PG) For centuries brilliant minds ranging from Charles Dickens to Sigmund Freud have pondered whether William Shakespeare actually wrote the works credited to him. Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous explores a possible alternative – focusing on a time when cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court and the schemes of greedy nobles hungry for the throne, were exposed in the most unlikely of places – the London stage! 7.45pm. £6 (£5). Office: 01242 258002 www.bacontheatre.co.uk 16 MAY LIFESTYLE EVENT PowerPlate ShareTree invite you to an exclusive Lifestyle Event in aid of Linc. Drinks receptions, fitness and sports massage, homeware and interiors, fashion and accessories, beauty and skincare and travel and leisure. Demonstrations throughout the evening. For further information contact Claire 07920 827317. Entry £5, from 5pm onwards at Oakfield House. CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS One of the largest Performing Arts festivals in the Country. The Festival has taken place since 1926. For just £3 for all day entrance the audience can see adjudicated performances for all age groups in Dance, Music and Speech and Drama. From 9am. Pittville Pump Rooms. Ticket hotline: 0844 576 2210. www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.

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17 MAY I, ELIZABETH Elizabeth I – Queen at 25, political phoenix and famously unmarried, she was the most educated woman of her age. But who was the woman beneath the crown? Using only Elizabeth’s words from her letters, poems, speeches and prayers, solo performer Rebecca Vaughan (Austen’s Women) explores the queen’s struggle to reconcile the desires of womanhood with the duties of sovereignty, in this fascinating one-act play. 8pm. £10 (£8). 01242 258002. www.bacontheatre.co.uk. 19 MAY ‘FAIRY & WIZARD WORLD’ AT PRINKNASH BIRD & DEER PARK

Another wonderful event created to enchant children of all ages. From 11am. Details: 01452 812727, www.thebirdpark.com or see article on page 21. CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT Charlton Kings Choral Society will perform Haydn ‘Maria Theresa’ Mass and Mozart

‘Requiem’ at Pittville Pump Room at 7.30 pm with the Regency Sinfonia and soloists from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. For ticket information see www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk 20 MAY DON’T DO DATING Come for a country walk with us – a good pace but not too strenuous (comfortable walking shoes/boots advisable). Choice of staying for lunch afterwards. Meet at the Colesbourne Inn at 10am. Dogs welcome. £6-21 depending on no lunch, light lunch or Sunday Roast. www.dont-do-dating.co.uk 23 MAY OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY The Olympic torch will be arriving in Gloucestershire starting at Cirencester at 3.42pm travelling along Market Place, Castle Street and Sheep Street. Then in Stroud starting at 4,19pm travelling along Merrywalks and Beeches Green. Painswick starting from Stroud Road at 5.03pm travelling along New Street and Cheltenham Road. Brockworth starting from Painswick Road at 5.21pm and travelling along Shurdington Road. Shurdington starting from Shurdington Road at 5.35pm. Cheltenham starting from Shurdington Road at 5.48pm travelling up Bath Road, Montpellier Terrace, Promenade, Evesham Road and finishing at Cheltenham Racecourse for evening celebrations.

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Held once a month, Prescott Shooting gives the chance for everyone to come and try the sports of clay shooting, archery and air rifles. For just £25 (clay shooting), £20 (archery) and £20 (air rifles) you will join a group of up to 6 people for an hour’s tuition with a professional friendly instructor who will teach you all the basics of your chosen sport. No need for any licence or experience – all equipment is provided on the day. Clay Shooting: 25 cartridges and clays per person, gun hire, all safety equipment, Gift instruction and insurance. vouchers Archery: 25 shots each, bow hire, all safety equipment, instruction and insurance. Air Rifles: 25 shots each, gun hire, all safety equipment, instruction and insurance. available Minimum age is 12 years on Clay Shooting and Archery – 10 years on Air Rifles

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Air Rifles Test your accuracy on the air rifle range where multiple targets are located at varying distances. From pop up field targets ranging from rabbits, crows, ducks and rats, traditional paper targets illustrating all types of vermin and point scoring match targets. Prescott Shooting provide modern pneumatic pre-charged air rifles which are very simple to use and have a multi-shot magazine for fast reloading!

Clay shooting can be provided for all group sizes, from complete novices to experienced shots. Each team will be provided with a shooting instructor and taken to various shooting stands where you will be take through basic safety and professionally guided on how to successfully shoot a variety of different clay targets. A range of going away targets, crossers and even a bolting rabbit will test even the most experienced of shots! Everyone will have expert guidance through each shot from our team of professional instructors. As a shooting school we take every detail very seriously and make sure gun fit is correct for each of our clients and the use of sensible cartridges so that maximum comfort is provided to everyone. Clay Shooting Sessions are all scored to determine the top shot of the day! Gun hire, cartridges, safety equipment, prizes and insurance is all included along with tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival.

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Friday 20th July: THE WANTED Day 2Saturday at Forthampton Estate The Forestry Commission have kindly given us a pair of tickets 21st July: ALFIE BOE to see Steps, for one lucky reader to win. To enter, just send your Instructors, Gun hire (if needed) All safety and Orchestra with special guest equipment, address and telephone number to: Steps Competition, breakfast, elevenses and two course dinner.name, Two Laura Wright The Localdrives Answer, 1 Ullenwood Court, Ullenwood, Cheltenham Alfie2Boe shooting, drivesSunday beating, two up9QS. andClosing 4x4 date: Wednesday 16th May 2012. 22nd July:drives STEPSpickingGL53

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24-28 MAY GIFFORDS CIRCUS Traditional small touring circus, this year the theme will be the Saturday Book – a humerous look at the culture of the first half of the twentieth century. Cheltenham Racecourse. Tickets: adults £21, Children £14. Box office 0845 459 7469. www.giffordcircus.com 26 MAY HAVE A GO DAY AT PRESCOTT

Cheltenham’s biggest and best comedy club with Jimmy McGhie as MC and headliner Roger Monkhouse. A highly regarded young stand-up and comic performer, Jimmy McGhie performs on the UK and international comedy circuit to great acclaim. He is also a highly sought after TV warm-up, working for Channel 4’s Deal or No Deal, ITV’s Loose Women, BBC Three’s Two Pints and Coming of Age and Channel 5’s The Justin Lee Collins Show. Jimmy has supported Chris Addison and Simon Bird on tour, co-presented the Dave Gorman radio show on Absolute Radio and provided voice-over and character work for ITV Mobile cartoons. Recently Jimmy performed stand-up on BBC Three’s Russell Howard’s Good News.Tickets £9. 8.30pm. 0844 576 2210. www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk.

SPRING AND COUNTRY SHOW Longford Park and playing field. 11am5pm. Showman, go-karts, dog show, dog agility, golf driving (special prize), skittles, soak the bloke, craft fair, special country woodcraft display, hawks, live music, ring displays, bbq, ices, refreshments, produce, plants, grand draw and much more. Call 01452 381642 for more details 27 MAY SUNDAY SHOWCASE – BUTLER, JEWELL & FORSTER New season of four Sunday afternoon concerts set in Cheltenham’s magnificent Pittville Pump Room. Verity Butler, Clarinet Jane Jewell, Cello, John Forster, Season tickets are available for £24 – or only £6 a concert! Call the Box Office on 0844 576 2210 to purchase a season ticket. 29 MAY FILM: THE ARTIST [PG] George Valentin is a silent movie superstar in Hollywood in the 1920s. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra, Peppy Miller, it seems the sky’s the limit and major movie stardom awaits her. The Artist has captured the hearts of the nation, offering a unique and entertaining trip back to the golden era of the jazz age. £6 (£5). 01242 258002. 7.45pm. www.bacontheatre.co.uk

Come and try clay and air rifle shooting or even archery from only £20 for an hour’s tuition. No need for any licence or experience, all equipment is provided on the day. Call Dan on 01242 673542 or mobile 07921 951477. Email: Dan@prescottshooting.com. Pinnock Wood Farm, Nr Winchcombe, Cheltenham, GL54 5AX TALK BY LYNDON JENKINS & A RECITAL OF ENGLISH ORGAN MUSIC Two events at St. Mary’s, Charlton Kings: St. Mary’s Parish Centre 2pm “Made in Birmingham – a rich heritage of the world’s greatest composers, conductors and performers”, a talk (with recorded music) by Lyndon Jenkins, Music Adviser for Birmingham Town Hall and Symphony Hall. St. Mary’s Church 4pm John Wright will give a Recital of English Organ Music

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31 MAY-2 JUNE CELEBRATION VARIETY SHOW A celebration of youth & experience featuring, songs from The West End by RSTC, vibrant Irish Dance with Celtic Circle, drama from Theatre Studio, plus more. Playhouse Theatre Cheltenham. Evenings 7-45pm Tickets £10 (Conces £8 Thurs & Fri). Matinee Sat 2-30pm £9 (Conces £7). Box Office 01242 522852 www.playhousecheltenham.org 4 JUNE TETBURY WOOLSACK RACES Events commence at 10am, racing starts at 2pm. The streets will be lined with fun fair and street fair with various stalls, raising a considerable amount for local causes. 5 JUNE CELEBRATE THE JUBILEE AT THE BREWERY There will be entertainment for all the family including live music and unique street performers. Kids can have their faces painted, make their own crowns and enjoy tasty treats at their very own street party. Check www.thebrewerycheltenham.co.uk for full details of the event! 5-9 JUNE ‘BEST OF BRITISH’ CONCERT The Leckhampton Players present ‘Best of British’, a concert in honour of the Diamond Jubilee, featuring songs from 60 years of British Musicals. Tickets £8 (includes light supper). Licensed bar available. Leckhampton Village Hall, Church Road, Leckhampton, Cheltenham. To book, please call 01242 522567 between 10am and 8pm.

6 JUNE

COMMUNITY SAFETY DAY The Cheltenham Town Centre policing team are inviting you to enjoy a community day at The Brewery in Cheltenham during June half term – organised to give local people and visitors an opportunity to meet their local officers, have a chance to win prizes and the energetic can even have a go on Gloucester Rugby’s bungee run! The Policing team will be handing out advice about crime and about becoming a Special Constable. Look out for chip pan and police dog demonstrations! Kids can even look around a fire engine and climb inside police vehicles. Activities, demonstrations and advice will be on hand from the NHS, CCP, GlosCol, Gloucester Rugby and Cheltenham Town FC coaches! 10am-3pm 7-10 JUNE SALE OF ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS A great selection of original material. 37pm daily. 53 Princes Road Cheltenham GL50 2TX. www.hleitch.co.uk

9 JUNE LIVE MUSIC: DESPERARDO Journey back to Southern California of the 1960’s and 70’s – the home of the Eagles and their slick new wave of melody, harmony and musicianship that took them to the top of the charts. Desperado faithfully recreate the magnificent live sound of this legendary band. 7.30pm. £15 (£14). 01242 258002. www.bacontheatre.co.uk 12 JUNE FILM: THE IRON LADY [12A] Starring academy-award winners Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent, The Iron Lady is an insight into the life of the first female leader of the western world, Margaret Thatcher. 7.45pm. £6 (£5). 01242 258002. www.bacontheatre.co.uk 20 JUNE

RETIREMENT HOUSING OPEN DAY

Anchor Sheltered Retirement Housing for over 55s is holding an Open Day 11am-2.30pm at 120, Albert Road, Cheltenham GL52 3JY. 01242 241306 Elaine.Seamans@anchor.org.uk.

Saturday 30th June & Sunday 1st July 10am to 6pm Reeves Field at Cheltenham College JUNIOR • SENIOR • AMATEUR • PRO The FIRST EVER Gloucestershire sports festival dedicated to celebrating and promoting county sports & activities

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WIN TICKETS TO SEE STEPS! Forestry Commission Live Music takes place every summer. An eclectic mix of acts perform in seven spectacular forest locations across the country. Woodland clearings are temporarily transformed into a concert arena creating a safe and relaxed atmosphere for gig-goers. Income generated from Forestry Commission Live Music ticket sales is spent on improving the local forest for both people and wildlife. Forestry Commission Live Music concerts in the West Country take place at Westonbirt Arboretum near Tetbury and a stellar line-up of artists have been confirmed for 2012:

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QUALITY THIS TIME, NEXT TIME AND EVERYTIME BODEN FIRE AND SECURITY ARE WELL POSITIONED HERE IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE TO OFFER LEADING EDGE SOLUTIONS TO ALL MARKETS The company has now expanded to cover seven counties across the South West and the South of England, demonstrating their value for money, quality workmanship and commitment to their customers.  Highly qualified and dedicated team of Fire and Security system specialists.

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NEED A NEW DOOR? Does Yours Have: · A Draughty Rotten Frame? · Worn & Unsecure Locks? · Single Glazed? · Peeling paint? We supply and fit a wide range of quality made to measure doors throughout Gloucestershire at Great Value Prices from only £395 fully fitted

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• All aspects of tree work • Driveways • Garden Maintenance • Hedge Trimming • Lawn Cutting • Patios • Decking • Pergolas • Rockeries • Turfing • Fencing • Sheds Diploma in Horticulture ~ Established 1993

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All enquiries welcome. Call Martin on Tel: 01242 262 782 Mob: 07766 794 159

Are you suffering? From misted double glazed units? Faulty locks and hinges? Draughty windows? Broken glass?

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Grass Cutting  Turfing  Seeding  Hedge and Tree Cutting  Garden Clearance  Green Waste Removed For a free no obligation quotation, please call 01242 870291 or 07717 874524

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In t he G arden with Julia Smith

Right I have to get something off my chest - I kill houseplants! I know this will shock the gentler souls among you who happily nurture their African violets, and orchids but it is true. A very kind neighbour has supplied me with many easy to look after plants and sooner or later they all succumbed to my total neglect (which in itself is not deadly) interspersed with such rackings of guilt that I over-water/feed and finish them off. I think it is that something needs to be outside to keep my interest; once outside I can potter around with no other thoughts in my head, but once inside the house a million other things are pressing on me to do and the poor little plant comes right down at the bottom! Dicentra OK enough of that! Keep tying in the soft shoots of clematis before they go beserk. The soft metal ring ties are good for this as they are nice and loose. Give your topiary or box hedging a trim in early May. Don’t cut in bright hot sun as the leaves will scorch. Gently fork in some bonemeal around the roots and water well to finish off (be careful as they are very shallow rooted). Look out for the bright red lily beetles on your lilies and fritillaries. You can either just pick and squash or use an insecticide like Provado ultimate bug killer which is systemic and will kill the larvae when they start to munch on the plant. The larvae are disgusting looking as they cover themselves with their own black faeces (still I’m sure their mothers love them) Plant of the month is the lovely Dicentra or Bleeding heart. This is a shade-lover with elegant foliage and arching stems of heart-shaped flowers which is a mainstay of the spring garden. The Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’ is my favourite with its beautiful white flowers. Plant it in a sheltered position in dappled shade and mulch it annually with weedfree organic matter to keep it happy. The leaves die down in summer so don’t think you have killed it, but mark where it is so you don’t disturb it. Goes very well with any sort of ferns. As always if you fancy a change in your garden, be it just a replanted border or a complete garden design do contact me by mobile or email (details below), or visit my website. Make this year a special one for your garden!

www.juliasmith-gardening.co.uk ~ 07929 587751

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Terry Brill General Plumbing ● Central Heating ● Bathrooms ● Underfloor Heating ● Power Flushing

Plumbing & Heating Limited

DO YOU HATE OVEN all CLEANING? EST 2004

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A. C.

EEVES RE-UPHOLSTERY

    

A ll t y p e s o f f u r n it u r e r e c o v e r e d

Back & Lejeune Builders Established for over 30 years

HOME MAINTENANCE SPECIALISTS

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SCHOOL they called us GEEKS

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Plumb It Plumbing & Heating Services is a family run, Cheltenham based company that has built its customer base on good old fashion service, value and reliability. SERVICES INCLUDE: · Central heating systems · Boiler installation and servicing · Gas fire installations · Kitchen appliances (from plumbing in dishwashers, washing machines, refrigerators and cookers)

· Plumbing installations, blockages & leaks · Gas safety & Landlord certificates Plumb It Plumbing & Heating Services M: 07827 913291 T: 0844 5044555 (local rate) E: info@cheltenham-plumber.com www.cheltenham-plumber.com

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phone: John on 01242 576650 email: help@pc-menders.co.uk

NOT JUST ELECTRICS! Experienced Qualified Electrician General building maintenance, plumbing, decorating.

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Money Matters with Roger Downes

GREEN SHOOTS FOR SPRING

No one seems to be able to explain the weather – record highs in March and snow in April. And the economy has been equally unpredictable. But are we finally seeing the first real green shoots of recovery for the first time in nearly four years? The global economy has been in a critical state since the banking crisis began in 2008. At that time high risk lending and an under regulated financial sector nearly brought the western world to its knees. The euro zone has become increasingly fragile over the last couple of years and is certainly not out of the woods yet. But at a local level there are signs this Spring that business is beginning to pick up. The coalition governmentʼs policies and its recent Budget statement are not universally popular. Its stated aim, however, is to promote business growth and its approach to business tax is to offer some of the lowest rates in Europe. But it needs you to have a profitable business and be paying tax to reap the benefits. Now businesses at a local level have to believe in the opportunity for recovery. Confidence is returning and it mustnʼt be allowed to become complacency, otherwise it will slip away more quickly than it surfaced. We need strong leadership in politics as well as in business in order to sustain growth into the medium and longer term. But we canʼt rely entirely on others – we all need to play our part and together we might just pull it off. Roger Downes FCA is a director of Andorran

www.andorran.co.uk Licensed Practice No. 11681

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01242 244856

accountancy@andorran.co.uk

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BOB THE BUILDER

 All general work

carried out

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replacement and cleaning  Fibre glassing  Plastering  Repointing

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Let us lighten your load! For a limited time only 10% DISCOUNT on all skip hire when you quote TLA 22/08/85 Offer runs until 31/05/2012

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Harry FordWillcocks Carpentry and Building Services

LOFT CONVERSIONS ● GENERAL BUILDING ● EXTENSIONS ● KITCHENS

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Covering Cheltenham & Gloucester

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We are in it together Our end of year report has been published which shows some good grades and one or two could do betters but overall crime is down 4% in South Cheltenham and 7% in Cheltenham as a whole so your local team is functioning and keeping you safe from harm, for Tim Waterhouse the most part! But we can Cheltenham South LPT. do better and we will Inspector endeavour to do that and that is the subject of my piece this month; getting more help from you. As that famous chap pointed out on his posters, ‘Your Town needs you’ or something like that. I am sure you are as sick as I am with seeing the small minority of sycophants and thugs who follow the lead of these so called organised criminals and we are trying to target these criminals as opposed to just following up on their crimes. In effect we want to be as proactive as possible in targeting these offenders rather than having to pick up the pieces after the event. Clearly this is a difficult task, trying to second guess where they will offend next but with up-to-date intelligence, covert observations, sophisticated forensic analysis and targeted patrol areas we are having some success. But we can do more and the 'more' will come from more intelligence. This intelligence comes to us from a variety of sources; from schools, from criminals, from couples out walking who see something suspicious, from officers on patrol and many many other places. But we need more. We need the community to tell us anything they think is a little strange; the bloke next door who has too many visitors, the woman who sells too much on ebay, the kids who are always on new bikes, the diesel that is carried around in a bowser for no apparent reason. Just remember, there is no such thing as a victimless crime and somehow, someway you are paying for these thieves whether it be an increase in your insurance or in the price of your new shoes. If you see something that doesn’t quite sit right with you then call us on 101 or tell Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, you know it makes sense. Keep safe! Tim. Gloucestershire Constabulary

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