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Heswall August 2018 Issue 118


INSIDE THIS MONTH: n Gayton School fair n Heswall Hall n Thornton Hall award n Kitchen showroom opens n Legal column n What’s on guide


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CONGRATULATIONS to Thornton Hall Hotel which has arned the crown of Best Afternoon Tea at a ceremony in London. This month’s edition also has pictures from the Gayton School fair, a new poetry book, a big expansion for a local kitchen retailer, top authors in town, an appeal following an attack at a Heswall nightspot, as well as the regular features, including Heswall Hall, gardening, book reviews, a legal column and what’s on guide. You can keep up to date with the latest news at and via twitter #heswallcom



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Wednesday 1st August 2:00pm. Refreshments from 1:30pm Come along and enjoy our lovely tea dance with live music from our resident trio, The Swingmasters. If you’re not a dancer, come along anyway and listen to the music, enjoy a cup of tea and a chat with new friends. 2:00-4:30pm. Admission £4 on the door.

Memory Lane Afternoon Club Wednesday 8th August 2:00pm. Doors open at 1:15pm Our new monthly afternoon club introduces activities in a ‘dementia friendly’ environment. Each month we will offer a film or ‘cabaret style’ entertainment. Starting at 2pm, refreshments will be served from 1.15pm and during the interval (roughly halfway through, around 3pm). As we do not provide pastoral care at this event, a friend, family member, or carer must also attend, and there will be no extra charge for them. For more information, and to book tickets, please contact Trudi Harris, Hall Manager, on 0151 342 2614. Tickets are also available online at, please note tickets must be bought in advance. Tickets £3.50 (carers free).

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Finding your Feet (12) Wednesday 8th August 7:30pm Bar open at 6:45pm When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton) discovers that her husband of forty years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge with her estranged, older sister Bif (Celia Imrie). The two could not be more different - but different is just what Sandra needs. She reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to her community dance class, where gradually she starts finding her feet... and romance. In this hilarious and heart-warming modern comedy, a colourful group of defiant and energetic ‘baby boomers’ show Sandra that retirement is only the beginning, and that divorce might just give her a whole new lease of life. Tickets £5 from: Linghams Booksellers, Heswall; Gould’s Stationers, Heswall; Heswall Hall, and My Gift Place, Neston, also online: www.buytickets. at/heswallhall

Matinee Cinema Club Tuesday 21st August 2:00pm. Free refreshments from 1:00pm Enjoy an afternoon at our big screen cinema Join our popular Matinee Cinema Club and get the latest information on our monthly afternoon film shows. For more details contact Trudi on 0151 342 2614

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ADVANCE NOTICE: Two dates for your diary in September: The Big Room presents Friday 24th August 8pm. Bar open from 7:15pm We said we would be working towards community youth music and here we go! Five bands each play a mini set, live on The Big Room Stage. Open to parents and relatives, friends of the bands, friendly musicians and Big Roomers. Licenced bar and pizza on sale during the evening. Tickets £3 from: heswallhall Entry is strictly by pre-purchased ticket only. For licensing reasons we cannot sell tickets at the door. Saturday 11th August Heswall Animal Welfare Coffee Morning: Pop in for refreshments and browse our bricbrac stalls. Come and support our local charity. Heswall Hall, 10am to 11.30am. Admission £1.

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Thursday 6th September 8pm (bar opens at 7.15pm), NEW The Big Room Comedy Night – 3 different Acts. Come along for a fun evening. Advance tickets available on line at www. buyticketsat/heswallhall Friday 28th September at 7.30pm (bar opens from 6.45pm), back by popular demand “The Heswall Hall Team Quiz” Tables of 6 for £15. Cheese and pâté Platter (with bread etc.) £15. Advance tickets available now online at heswallhall

Tuesday 14th August Wirral Philatelic Society: The Postal History of Edinburgh – Stephen Parker. Heswall Hall, 7.30pm

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CCTV appeal follows bar attack Police have issued CCTV stills of a man police would like to speak to following an assault at a bar in Heswall. The details of the assault, which dates back to May, have only just been released to the media. A report was received shortly after 12.20am on 12th May that an 18-year-old man had been struck in the face with a glass on the dancefloor of Paradox nightclub on Pensby Road, causing a laceration to his lip and chin. He was taken to hospital where he required stitches. Officers have released a CCTV image of one man they wish to trace, as he may be able to assist with their enquiries. Detective Inspector Brian O’Hagan said: “This was a shocking incident, and the offender who struck the victim caused him a very deep laceration to his lip. “We want to speak to the man pictured as we think he may be able to assist the enquiry so I would encourage him, or anyone who recognises himself, to make himself known.” You can call 101 quoting incident reference 1820009797947.

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Thornton Hall Hotel wins Best Afternoon Tea Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa is celebrating after being crowned one of the UK’s top afternoon tea destinations. The hotel fought off fierce competition to take the title of Best Tasting Afternoon Tea of the Year 2018 in a hotly-contested live final in central London yesterday. Thornton Hall was one of 16 finalists in the inaugural national contest, and the only one based outside the capital. And the team from the hotel’s awardwinning Lawns Restaurant triumphed in the taste stakes with a presentation of its traditional Great Wirral afternoon tea which was served to judges – including the pastry chef from the House of Commons - at the venue on the banks of the River Thames. The Thornton Hall team travelled to London to prepare ahead of the event at the Westminster Boating Base. Competitors, including five star London hotels like the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park and The Stafford, had to serve two guests while being watched by a team of five judges who marked them on presentation, service, taste and overall experience. Awards being contested were Best Tasting, Best Presentation and overall Afternoon Tea of the Year. The Lawns Restaurant’s traditional

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Alison seeks inspirations through verse Heswall poet, musician and teacher Alison Schultz is publishing a new volume of poetry, to be launched at West Kirby Arts Centre in 2nd September. The poems reflect on family life and the beautiful location. Alison, who lives on Bent Way, Heswall, finds her inspiration in the wonders and struggles of everyday life. She has MS and says she searches constantly for new challenges to prove to herself that her condition has not diminished her. The book will be available online as a paperback or ebook, from The Barn and Linghams in Heswall, Seagrass Studio in West Kirby or by contacting the author direct via Facebook at alisonjschultzpoetry


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After the dry spell.....


fter the dry period in early summer that caused some plant to die, many late summer perennials will be flowering less.

Plants that enjoy the dry weather in late summer include Echinops ritro or Globe Thistle. They will grow to 1.5m tall and have soft thistle shaped leaves with tall stems bearing golf ball sized blue flowers. The need support but do well at the back of borders in full sun and well drained soils. Another blue plant is the Eryngiums or Sea Holly. These are shorter plants, to 75cm tall with teazle like blue spiky flowers. They also love full sun and well drained soils. Veronicas are perennials with small and tall varieties in pink, white and blue which are good for sunny positions but need more moisture. Another good plant for sun is Verbena bonariensis which has tall stiff stems topped with heads of small purple flowers. Again, it takes up little space in the ground and lasts for weeks. Not hardy in severe winters but it will self seed. Those of you that have permanently damp soil, late summer is great for flowers. In August the purple loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria has tall spikes of magenta pink flowers. A quirky plant for those with damp soil and space for it to wander,try Lysimachia clethroides (up to 60cm) with its white foxtail flowers. They remind me of meerkats on the lookout! If you have an established hellebore plant in the garden, look under the large leaves and you may find small seedlings already growing. Pot them up or move them out into more space so they can grow on. Keep beans, courgettes, pumpkins and squashes well watered in summer. Once the squashes and pumpkins have grown to size the foliage should die off gradually. Keep them outside to ripen the skin and keep any foliage off the ripening pumpkins. If you would like to visit gardens look out for gardens open under the National Gardens Scheme where all proceeds go to charities including Marie Cure Cancer Care and Macmillan Cancer Support. Laskey Farm, Thelwell is open on 11th and 12th August with many interesting features including a series of pools and water features with superb poolside planting, herbaceous borders and a maze of grasses and prairie style planting. Abbeywood near Delamere is open on 12th August. This garden has a stunning exotic garden full of colour, formal gardens leading out into huge borders filled with sweeping planting of grasses and perennials.

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The first phase of the expansion to their upstairs showroom has begun with renovations to incorporate fully functional bathrooms settings including 10 operational showers and 12 working basins and taps all with the latest digital technology. Added to this under floor heating and a working sauna so clients can really ‘soak up’ the full Wirral Wetrooms offering.

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Dave commented “We recognised Irby as a great place to stay and grow in, we like the space we are in. We’ve taken on 2 apprentices and making this significant investment into the building can only improve it.” “Our new showroom will be completely unique for the Wirral, and will revolutionise the experience of buying a new bathroom for our customers. We want nothing more than people to come in and try them out for themselves, even down to taking your shoes off and feel the under floor heating, you can even take a shower if you are game, we don’t mind!”

So as soon as you found out you were expecting everything stopped. Yet now its encouraged to keep active during your pregnancy. Not only will you help prevent diabetes, high blood pressure, it will keep you fit and more quick everyone else losing their baby weight. likely to a quick and easier birth. If you have Many factors will affect how quick you lose always been into keep fit, stay at what you them LBS. Some people only gain a small enjoy as long it’s not a contact sport and keep amount of weight during pregnancy where it low impact. It’s important if you haven’t as some ladies gain 4-5 stone. In reality the exercised not to start anything new though more weight you gained the more time it may as your body isn’t used to it. By staying active take to get back off. Taking baby out for brisk you are more likely to get your old shape back walks is a good way to start getting back to in a shorter amount of time. Just listen to your your current state. Gentle exercise once you Wirral Wetrooms specialise in WE DESIGN, body and always check with your doctor or have been given the ok from the doctor is bespoke wetrooms and bathrooms SUPPLY, FIT midwife. perfect. But ensure you build up gradually. & INSTALL I had very little time off training after giving birth and was in fact still trampolining (yes, JUST CALL... Written for Talkabout Publishing it is safe) right up until the night of Wirral going into Wetrooms have a reputation for by Hayley Ryder providing top class service visit our labour, yet once given birth I was so unfit website to read just a few testimonials Personal Trainer and Class instructor from satisfied customers: even trying to jog on treadmill. I built it up 07551 878786

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And with service and quality and experience that is second to none, your will be sure to find your slice of Bathroom Bliss, right here in the heart of Irby.

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A The Geberit AquaClean 4000 only uses 400ml of water at each use, and although this is more than a normal loo, there are positive environmental aspects to this choice, such as using less toilet paper. Water, chemicals and other raw materials are wasted in the production of toilet paper, and while it’s biodegradable, the process still leaves chemical traces in our water supply.

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USEFUL NUMBERS AND INFO Clubs Artists Association - Heswall Monthly meetings and weekly group sessions at Heswall Hall. Summer Exhibition. New members very welcome, all abilities and beginners. Call 342 7165.

Round Table Social club with a conscience open to men between 18 and 45, meeting at The Jug & Bottle & other venues. 07843 184211. Email:

Dee Sailing Club Station Rd, Thurstaston. 0151 648 2300

Senior Swimmers - Heswall Open to over-50s in Wirral at Calday Grammar School Baths. Fridays from 9-11am. Free trial swim. Three Social functions a year. Call 652 6081 or 353 8707.

Flower Club - Heswall Meet 1st Wednesday of the month, 8pm at Heswall Hall, Telegraph Road. Tel 336 5359 Gardening Society - Heswall Meetings on the first Monday of the month at 7.30pm in Heswall Hall. Tel Sue on 342 2007. Heswall Society Established for the public benefit to conserve the heritage of the parish. Contact Carolyn Eddowes on 342 5066 Inner Wheel The club meets on the second Tuesday evening of each month at Heswall Golf Club at 7 for 7.15pm. Tel 342 3932. Mid Week Ramblers - Heswall Walks between 5 and 9 miles on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday every week. Tel 336 6044 Oldfield Theatre and Concert Club Arranges visits by coach to theatres and concert halls throughout the Wirral and beyond. Opera - Ballet Concerts or Plays. New members welcome. 342 8952. Pinewood Lawn Tennis Club Napps Way, off Downham Rd North, Heswall. Tel 07894 095882 Prenton Literary and Debating Society Meets weekly Tuesdays October to March 7.30pm. Details on

Soroptimists - Heswall The group meets on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month. Tel 342 348 4208 Squash Club - Heswall Gayton Playing Fields, off Brimstage Road, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 1XG.0151 342 2817 St Peter’s Singers Heswall’s Choral Society rehearse on Sunday evenings at the St. Peter’s Centre in Lower Heswall. Their main concerts are usually in March and November. New members welcome. U3A - Heswall The Heswall University of the Third Age ( U3A ) is a self help organisation providing educational, creative and social opportunities for the over 50s. Tel 342 5331 Wirral Lions Club Meets 1st Tuesday every month at 7.45pm at the Bridge Inn, Port Sunlight. New members welcome. Tel 648 9157. Wirral WIldlife The local branch of Cheshire Wildlife Trust. Tel 342 1395. Woolgatherers Heswall-based drama group. New members welcome. Call 648 2717

Probus Gayton - Meeting at Pensby Recreational Centre every Tues 9am-12noon for conversation, bridge and table tennis; other activities include snooker, bowls, quizzes, outings and a monthly lunch with speaker. Call 342 3960.

Useful Numbers Councillors Leslie Rowlands 342 2454 Andrew Hodson 342 6253 Kathy Hodson 342 6253

Heswall - Men are you bored? Missing banter with work colleagues. Then meet like-minded chaps who live locally. Join in a range of activities in a friendly environment. Why not meet us for coffee at the URC Church Hall (by Tesco) on Wednesday 10-11am or

Heswall Hall Community Hall, 111Telegraph Road, Heswall. Tel: 342 2614;

Police Please call 709 6010 for non-emergencies .

Rotary Clubs Schools Heswall Club meets Thursdays at Heswall Golf Club for Barnston Primary. Tel 342 5229 12.45. Secretary 648 7661 Gayton Primary. Tel 342 3772 West Wirral Meet on Wednesdays at the Glegg Arms Heswall Primary. Tel 342 7491 6.00 for 6.30 pm. Tel 0151 632 5697 St Peter’s CE Primary. Tel 342 2556 Mid Wirral meets Tuesday mornings for breakfast at the Wirral Council Glegg Arms at Tel 342 1034350398 36 To advertise 01244 General switchboard 0151 606 2000

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Dusty Dusty is a long haired cat, about two years old. She came into our care as a stray with 3 kittens. Now her kittens have been homed its Dusty turn to find a loving owner. She is a shy cat but lovely once she gains your trust.

WE CAN HELP WITH THE COST OF NEUTERING YOUR CAT Qualifying cat owners should be receiving benefits or on a low income, students and pensioners also qualify. All you need to do is ring 0151 355 9813 tell us your name and address and cat details sex, name and age and we will send you a voucher which you can take to a vet of your choice. The voucher is worth £40 for a female and £25 for a male.

Princess and Poppie although not sisters, have always lived together. We would like to find them a home where they can continue to be together. They came into care as their owner was moving house and the new landlord wouldn’t allow pets. They are roughly eight years old.

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Stanley is three years old and very friendly. Unfortunately Stanley has the FIV virus so must be kept as an indoor cat. He will make a very loyal and loving companion. He follows his fosterer around everywhere and when she sits down Stanley thinks it is especially so he can sit on her lap. Stanley is the perfect companion, he is happiest on your knee, or on theBEFORE newspaper you are trying to read.



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Inspired Bathrooms and Kitchens to Less than five months after establishing its high street presence in Heswall, Wirral, Inspired Bathrooms and Kitchens has taken the confident step of leasing more space next to its brand new showroom on the town’s Telegraph Road. When the expanded premises opens later this year it will occupy almost 2000sq ft, doubling Inspired’s capacity to showcase its range of bathrooms and kitchens, which embraces trusted brands like Bisque, Laufen, Aqata, Neff, Pronorm, and Hansgrohe. Managing director Mike Lloyd says: “I’ve lived on the Wirral all my life, in Oxton and now Willaston. My co-director, James Kenrick, lives in West Kirby and before that Heswall. I started the company in Prenton in 2007 and expanded to Chester five years ago, but Jay and I both believe Heswall is the centre of the part of the Wirral that stretches from Neston, Parkgate, Willaston, Thornton Hough, to Heswall and beyond to Caldy, West Kirby, Hoylake, and we felt we needed

to take the plunge and establish a presence in the town.” James adds: “Before we took it over our new showroom was a bar that had ceased trading. Its cloud turned out to be our silver lining. The location is great and, by coincidence, the landlord is someone we’d installed two bathrooms for, which helped make things happen quickly.” Inspired took the premises on in November last year and opened in February. The fitting out of the showroom cost just shy of £100,000, and now the company has committed to a significant extra spend. Mike explains: “From the off we loved the Heswall site, but

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we also knew it was never going to be quite large enough for what we wanted to do and achieve. Great computer aided designs we can show clients are fantastically useful, but they also want to see the actual product they’re thinking of choosing. “That can take a lot of display space, but just as we finished Heswall’s Inspired Bathrooms and Kitchens, were happy and settled and welcoming customers, estate agent Karl Tatler, one of our two next door neighbours, walked in and said, ‘I’m moving and was wondering if you might fancy taking my lease over.’ So, even though we had not long finished a complete shop fit, I thought, yes, I do, even

o double size of Heswall showroom though it means we’ll have to undo some of the work we’ve just done and then start all over again.” Mike has been encouraged by the progress his Inspired presence in Heswall has made so far. “Heswall’s a nice, busy town with a sense of community we really want to be part of. We’ve been made very welcome and so far the reaction has been great. Sales are in line with our hopes and expectations, so it just makes sense to invest more and make the new showroom bigger and better. “The other good news is that we’ve a lot of experience designing and installing first class kitchens and bathrooms, so I can guarantee Inspired Heswall will be an attractive and welcoming place where people can browse even more of what we have to offer.” The present Inspired showroom will remain open throughout the forthcoming shop fitting work next door.

Top: Expansion at the double: the two units on Telegraph Road will soon be one and the same Above: Owners James Kenrick and Mike Lloyd

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Authors continue to come to Heswall Wine critic Oz Clarke and crime author Sabine Durrant were at Linghams book shop, in Heswall, last month to promote their new books and meet eager fans.

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By Kerry Keight

AUGUST – REFLECTIONS AND HEROES I have been tracing my family tree for many years and there is one person I want to know everything about in particular and that is my paternal grandfather Ernest. He died before I was born but even so I am very proud to be his granddaughter. He served with the Grenadier Guards in WWI and this weekend I have been reading the War Diaries of his battalion. Although never mentioned by name the daily activities of the rank and file are listed, some mundane, some funny others heart-breaking:- the drills, sports days (boxing being very popular), trench digging, movements from one place to another, pantomimes and the battles, it covers the latter part of the war and the impending Armistice is quite palpable. Granddad was gassed twice and went back twice to fulfil his duty. He returned and met my grandmother late in his life but they had my dad and the rest his history! To me Pte Ernest Patefield is a hero of the very best kind.

YUVAL NOAH HARARI 21 LESSONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY Following on from his bestselling Sapiens and Homo Deus comes this equally amazing new book. We are living in a world that is different and alien – no longer are our enemies on the frontline but we dealing with the impact of concepts such as artificial intelligence, Big Data to worldwide ecological challenges. With Harari’s clarity of vision he tries to make better sense of what we modern humans are now having to face.

JONAS JONASSON THE ACCIDENTAL FURTHER ADVENTURES OF THE HUNDRED-YEAR OLD MAN I hope you read The Hundred-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, it was absolutely hilarious and I was secretly hoping that there would be a sequel. Well here it is I can’t wait to read about Allan’s further adventures which I am told involve a certain American president and a North Korean leader!

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ROBIN STEVENS THE GUGGENHEIM MYSTERY Robin Stevens is the author of the bestselling series A Murder most Unladylike mysteries, she was given the task to write a sequel to the popular The London Eye Mystery by the late author Siobhan Dowd. Robin has given new life to Ted Spark, and while she does an incredible job of keeping Siobhan’s writing style she adds her own flair to a wonderful story.

Heswall Local August 2018


HESWALL What's on guide August 2018

Wednesday 8th August Heswall Hall Evening Cinema presents ‘Finding your Feet’ (12), 7:30pm. When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton) discovers that her husband of forty years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge with her estranged, older sister Bif (Celia Imrie). Tickets £5 from: Linghams Booksellers, Heswall; Gould’s Stationers, Heswall;Heswall Hall, and My Gift Place, Neston, also online: www. Saturday 11th August Heswall Animal Welfare Coffee Morning: Pop in for refreshments and browse our bric-brac stalls. Come and support our local charity. Heswall Hall, 10am to 11.30am. Admission £1. Tuesday 14th August Wirral Philatelic Society: The Postal History of Edinburgh – Stephen Parker. Heswall Hall, 7.30pm Saturday 18th August The Heswall Gardening Society Annual Show, from 11:30am, at Heswall Hall. Come and see Heswall Gardening Society’s Summer Horticultural show! Admire the beauty and skill that goes into creating the wonderful exhibits. Keep an eye out for the white pelargonium plants. Trophies are given out at 3:15. Exhibits auctioned at 3:45. Refreshments and cake sales available. See the Plant Stall. Take part in the Grand Raffle. Admission £1, children free. Tuesday 21st August Heswall Hall Matinee Cinema Club, from 2pm. Enjoy an afternoon at the big screen cinema. Join the popular Matinee Cinema Club and get the latest information on the monthly afternoon film shows. For more details contact Trudi on 0151 342 2614 Friday 24th August The Big Room presents five bands playing a mini set, from 8pm at Heswall Hall. Open to parents and relatives, friends of the bands, friendly musicians and Big Roomers. Licenced bar and pizza on sale during the evening. Tickets £3 from: www. Entry is strictly by pre-purchased ticket only. For licensing reasons ickets cannot be sold at the door. REGULAR EVENTS Peninsula Jazzmen They play at the Royal British Legion in Pensby Road on the 1st, 3rd and, when it occurs, the 5th Tuesday of each month.

Thursdays: R’Marnies Drama School Specialist drama classes for all ages and abilities. 5pm (term time), at Heswall Hall. Contact Justine, tel. 07751 267557.

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Directory Aerials

Computers / IT

APEX Aerial Services All types supplied, erected and repaired.Tel 336 2661 Mob: 07866 073583. Cleaning

DUST-FREE. Domestic cleaning services. Materials & equipment provided. Weekly-fortnightly cleans. Laundry & Ironing service. FREE collection & delivery. 24hr FREE quote. 0151 538 9108 or 07547257341 WIRRAL AREA



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All aspects of electrical work undertaken Unbeatable quality, cost and service

Tel 0151 336 3218

Steve Bowe Painter & Decorator Over 25 years experience Friendly, reliable service

Tel 0151 334 7121 Mob 07773 266870 60 Woodkind Hey, Spital, Wirral

Stephens ELECTRICAL Fully Qualified Small jobs welcome Friendly & Helpful Service Tel 07710 454443 or 0151 336 1828 Call for your free no obligation quote

Property Painter and Decorator Internal/External 3 Rooms for the price of 2 6 Rooms for the price of 4

0151 208 6039 07804 889352 Email


PAINTING & DECORATING SERVICES l Private & Commercial l No job too big or too small l Interior & Exterior l Time Served Tradesman with 25+ years experience l FREE ESTIMATES

TEL: 0151 339 5924 MOBILE: 07790243159 Nigel Simkins

Painter & Decorator Time served tradesman Interior & exterior

0151 357 3091 07841 989660 Reviews found on Yell




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Directory Driveways / Gardens

DRIVEWAY & PATIO SPECIALISTS Muckaway and Mini Digger Hire

l Muck removed - by self loading 32T grab wagon l Mini digger and dumper hire with or without operator l Decorative gravels/slates & landscaping materials l Top Soil supplied, various grades l Driveways, footings and gardens excavated l Recycled aggregates

& Scape

l Indian Stone l Block Paving Muckaway and Mini Digger Hire l Fencing l Dropped Kerbs Streetworks Accredited ll Muck removed - by self loading 32TContractor grab wagon Fullyhire Insured l Mini digger andldumper with or without operator Design Service Available l Decorative gravels/slates & landscaping materials For an affordable quote l Top Soil supplied, various grades please call Steve on l Driveways, footings and gardens excavated 07716 870153 l Recycled aggregates 0151 721 0559

Tel 0151 353 8686

Tel 0151 353 8686


Build Pave & Scape



Lawn Specialists l Lawn Cutting l Turfing l Driveways l Hedge Cutting l Lawn Treatments l Patios l Fencing

Email: Web:

All aspects of building and hard landscaping. We specialise in the installation of all aspects Welandscaping especially of building and hard and pride have over 20 years experience ourselves in the We especially pride ourselves in the construction construction of:

of natural stone patios / driveways / courtyards, brickwork and stonework.

l Stone Patios l Driveways l Courtyards l Brickwork l Stonework

Email Web: Tel: 07971 583615 or 01978 311025

We have completed installations throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland, covering North Wales, the North West, Cheshire, Shropshire, the Midlands, South of England, Northumbria and the North of England.

Specialists in: • Traditional Sett Paving Glazing • Natural Stone Paving


• York Stone Paving • Granite Setts

Misted up units replaced UPVC doors/windows fitted Hinges, locks & handles repaired All glazing repairs

• Sandstone Setts • Clay Paving • Block Paving • Brickwork


• Extensions • Landscaping

FREE quotes/OAP discount

• Ground works & Drainage

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Tel 07973 858252 0151 336 2614

9108 07837 584482 Call 07971 583 615 or 01978 311025 WIRRAL-BASED FOR A FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTE

E A Reed & Sons Ltd

Plant Hire & Groundwork Contractors All aspects of groundworks undertaken including tarmacadam, footings, demolition, driveways, menages, spoil removal, small extensions, fencing works, excavation works undertaken & digger/machinery hire.

0151 677 4306 07774 608674 Email

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Directory Handyman

Handyman SOS Time served kitchen and bathroom installer Tiling, painting, plumbing, flatpacking etc All work completed to a very high standard Please call for a free consultation

Nick Sington 0151 336 2614 / 07973 858 252


DAVID ROBERTS Property Maintenance & Handyman Local Experienced Reliable Tradesman

All work considered including, Patio, Re-pointing, Fencing, Decorating, Tiling, Gutter Repairs, and more. Please call for a no obligation quote

0151 336 1481 or 07541 200503

Kitchen Units

Handyman Services Decorating, Pointing, Roofing Gutter cleaning & repairs Flat pack & all DIY Free quotes No call out charge OAP discounts 0151-538-9108 07837584482 WIRRAL-BASED Pest Control


l Joinery l Brickwork l Extensions l Loft Conversions l Kitchens & Bathrooms l Renovations No job too small. Time Served. Over 20 yrs experience.

Tel: 0151 336 3710 Mob: 0771 276 3290

Kitchen Door Replacement Specialists Transform your kitchen at a fraction of the cost Over 25 years Experience

01352 761851 07709 303440 Contemporary Kitchens Formerly at Brimstage Hall

WIRRAL WASP NEST REMOVALS M 07760 191934 T 0151 625 4095

Oven Cleaning

DIRTY OVEN? arpetsDomestic or Oven?? Oven Cleaning

Dirty Carpets or Oven??

Family run. Est 2006 Car payments accepted

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Directory Plumbing / Heating / Bathrooms

Tiling And Plumbing Services

Complete Bathroom Installations Baths l Showers l Wetrooms l Tiling l Plastering l Radiators l Decorating

0151 342 2564 07966 448 606 Prop: Roy Hughes

For all your bathroom needs


LGSC certificates Central Heating Installation Renewable energy & solar Guttering & Drainage Bathroom Suites fitted All Gas Appliances Fitted & Serviced Plumbing Leaks LPG Gas


0800 2321587 Wirral, Chester & N Wales

Picture Framing


Friendly and reliable service No Call Out Charge OAP Discounts

0151 676 2212 / 07789 541145 Tree surgeon

Touchwood Tree Surgery


Neston Competitive picture framing Framed local views of Wirral & Cheshire - Ideal Gifts

RFS Cert Arb & NPTC Qualified Staff Fully Insured Domestic & Commercial

Pruning, Felling, Reducing Dismantling and Clearance Hedge Maintenance Stump Removal Tree Surveys and reports Free Estimates & Advice

33 High Street

0151 336 5847 07825 994 246

Open Thur, Fri,10am-5pm; Sat 10am-4pm Phone 0151 336 8607

Water Features

ALL PLUMBING WORK Taps, Toilets, Radiators, Blocked Wastes, Drains, Showers



Window Cleaning



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TEL 0151 336 6130


Professional Window Cleaning Gutter Cleaning Fascia and Soffit cleaning Cleans frames and windows Residential and Commercial Covering all of Heswall

Contact Ian 07985 791080 / 0151 645 5555

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Heswall Local August 2018  

Heswall Local August 2018 has news from Gayton Primary School, Thornton Hall Hotel, Hazelwell nursing home, authors visit, Heswall Hall and...

Heswall Local August 2018  

Heswall Local August 2018 has news from Gayton Primary School, Thornton Hall Hotel, Hazelwell nursing home, authors visit, Heswall Hall and...