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November 2013

Your local guide to local businesses

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The Independent Business Directory for the residents in The Ortons, Alwalton, Stanground, Fletton & Woodston


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Welcome to the November edition of ‘The Viewer’ Half term, Halloween and the Firework festivities are now all over. I hope you all had a good time and found ‘The Viewer’ helpful when looking for something to do. We can now look forward to Christmas… only 7 weeks to go! Once again we have included some great events and activities for the run up to Christmas. You can also make a child’s Christmas really special by surprising them with a letter from Santa and help the NSPCC at the same time, please see page 17 for more details. Also, if you need to make some extra cash to help with the Christmas shopping - there are lots of ways you can do this. Please see page 42 for some ideas. We are delighted to introduce a new Travel article to our magazine this month - we will be including a new and unusual holiday idea each month. So, if you are looking for some inspiration for your next annual holiday or week-end away, I hope these articles will be of interest! This month we have ‘Essaouira, Morocco’, see page 18. Now, I would like to congratulate our winners for the 2 competitions we ran in September - you know who you are! A Luxury Spa Experience for 2 at Imagine Spa located at Orton Hall Hotel and a Family Meal for 4 at Ibrahimi Restaurant located at Sycamore Avenue. Hope you have both taken up your win and enjoyed the experience. Please let me know how you got on, I would love to hear from you. Finally, I hope you all have a great November!

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Contents Page Business Feature 8 Nene Park Academy 14 Sole Serenity 20 Vivacity - Sports and Leisure

Regular Articles 10/11 18 22 24 26 32 46 48

Beauty: All about Hair Extensions Travel: Essaouira - Morocco Pet Tips: Tips for the Winter Weather Recipe: Twice Baked Cheese Souffles Humour: Nest-Building for Beginners Gardening: Ground Cover Book Review: What’s It Worth? Monthly Horoscopes

Local Information 6/12 27-31 36/40 44/51 50 52/53

Local Information Your local Trades Local Information Local Information/Christmas Postal Dates Useful Contact Nos. Your Local & Library Events

Puzzles 16/23 Children’s Puzzle Page / 2 Minute Trial 34/41 Puzzle Page / Sudoku/Wordsearch 44/49 Fun Quiz / Spot the Difference Special Feature 35 What Kind of Christmas Shopper are you? 42 How to Make an Extra £100 A Week

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Whilst every care is taken to ensure accuracy, the publisher cannot accept responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by error in the printing of an advert. All artwork is accepted on the strict condition that permission has been given for use in the publication. Adverts are accepted on the understanding that descriptions of goods and services are fair and accurate. The Viewer does not officially endorse any advertising material included within this publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system or transmitted in any form, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise - without the prior consent of the publisher.

Editor:

Ellie Melillo


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Take Over Day 2013 by St. Botolph’s School

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ant to see something really historic happening at Peterborough Museum? Then pay a visit on Friday 22nd November and you’ll find the Museum’s normal staff have stepped aside to let children from St Botolph’s Primary School take over for the day! St Botolph’s pupils will enlighten and entertain you by delivering specially commissioned talks about how Peterborough has evolved over the last 40 years. The talks compliment the Museum’s newest exhibition all about the history of our wonderful, exciting city, Forty Years On.

As you walk round, you and your little ones will be kept entertained. The pupils have written two brand new themed trails that will have you hunting for clues, finding out facts and searching for the Museum’s hidden secrets. If you’ve not yet visited since the Museum’s multi-million pound development, then prepare to be amazed. Take Over Day, organised by the Children’s Commissioner, takes place every year to encourage young people to spend time in an adult working environment. St Botolph’s Primary School is proud to be collaborating with Peterborough Museum for the second time.

So come along on Friday 22nd November and prepare to be greeted by half-size staff with twice the energy! 6


Services include the following: Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Rug Cleaning Leather & Vinyl Suites Professional Stain Removal Sanitisation, Deodorization & Protective Treatments Anti-allergen Treatments Domestic & Commercial Office 6 The Wheatsheaves, Cleaning Sawtry, Car & Caravan Upholstery Cleaning Huntingdon, Window Cleaning Cambs. PE28 5NG Fire & Flood Work PAT Testing Approved Asbestos Sampler

For a Free Quotation Tel: 01487 831959 Mob: 07958 462550

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Nene Park Academy surpasses record GCSE results with 11 per cent rise in top grades Nene Park Academy has again set a new record as the school achieved its best ever GCSE results to date with 97% of pupils passing with five or more A* to C grades, and 60 % achieving five or more A*A*-C grades including English and maths.

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he academy, which returned to a brand new £14.25 million state-of-the-art building in September, has seen its pass rates soar this year with 60 per cent of pupils achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and maths - an increase of 11% on last year’s results, and a 26% increase over the last four years. Its overall five or more A*-C pass rate also increased by another seven per cent.

“The academy has made incredible progress over the last three years, having moved from an initial 34 per cent of the students achieving five or more A* - C grades (including English and Maths) to an impressive 60 per cent this year. “We are delighted that the results are so high and improving, reflecting the massive effort and drive for success shown throughout the Academy over the last three years.” Nene Park Academy’s new building features purpose built science laboratories, which will enhance teaching and learning of the academy’s specialist subject, fully equipped IT and digital media studios and an attractive parkland frontage of the academy which will be supplemented by a grass amphitheatre. The school also boasts a fully-equipped gym, large Dance and Drama studios along with a superb performance hall. The academy’s new IT infrastructure has also been dubbed ‘next generation’ by Microsoft as it will introduce business level technology into the classrooms.

Among the top performing subjects was English, which saw 75% of students gaining A* to C grades. Nene Park Academy’s Principal, Steve Howard, said: “It is wonderful to see excellent improvements again, surpassing all targets and again breaking all achievement records for the school. “This is a fantastic set of results reflecting the commitment and hard work of all the students and staff. This commitment ensures that pupils are provided with a superb platform for moving on to future study or other careers.”

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Vice Principal, Anthony Partington, explained “The new building is fantastic and offers greater opportunities for our pupils and teachers. It will really help to engage our pupils in more creative and innovative ways of learning. We are certain that the opportunities provided by this new space will help continue our positive journey and take us on to even greater achievements.”


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Circles of Yaxley

Chapel Street Yaxley Peterborough. PE7 3LN

Ladies High Class Fashion Agency

Tel: (01733) 242539 Est. over 25 years

A Wonderful range of clothes and accessories at a fraction of the original cost The Tanning Lounge 30 mins £10 / 60 mins £15 Spray Tan £15 or book 2 for £20

NOW AVAILABLE - Barbers Chair Thursdays & Fridays - No appointment Required

01733 891260 44A High Street, Fletton, Peterborough. PE2 8EL

Discover the secret of saving £££’s From Casual Wear to Special Occasions and Ball Gowns Good quality fashionable clothes taken in twice a year to sell on commission basis

Labels from Designers to well known High Street - all under one roof!

Come and find something different Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm

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£50 challenge East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices

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our challenge, should you wish to accept it, is to make as much money as possible for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) starting with just £50. Individuals, businesses and community groups across Cambridgeshire are being encouraged to sign-up to the £50 Challenge which will see them handed a £50 note by the charity. Participants will then be given three months to invest the £50 in fundraising initiatives to generate the highest possible amount for EACH. The challenge will run from 1st November to 31st January. The £50 can be invested in any legal and safe fundraising initiatives and is a great way to have fun, challenge yourself, inspire creativity and if taking part as a group or business, a great opportunity to build up team spirit. As part of the initiative, a minimum of £50 has to be raised within the agreed time or the initial £50 returned to the charity. To find out more visit: www.each.org.uk/50challenge

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EACH provides care and support to lifethreatened children and their families in East Anglia and relies on voluntary donations from the public for the majority of its income. The £50 challenge will be a great way to raise much-needed funds. Participants will be given a £50 Challenge fundraising pack includes a fundraising agreement which will need to be signed, an A-Z of fundraising ideas, EACH balloons, posters, collection boxes, and most importantly a £50 note. Everyone who completes the challenge will receive a certificate acknowledging the amount they’ve raised & have their achievement celebrated on the EACH Website: www.each.org.uk Denise Fenn, EACH Cambridgeshire Partnerships Manager, said: “We’re really excited about the launch of our £50 Challenge which we’re confident will be a great success. Not only will it raise much-needed funds to support the work of our charity, but it’ll also be great fun for all those taking part.

“We’re looking forward to hearing about the many weird and wonderful ways participants will use their £50 and hope it inspires healthy competition between family, friends and colleagues to raise as much money as possible.” 12


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Sole Serenity is a Reflexology Clinic based in a peaceful location in Orton Wistow. When I first heard about Sole Serenity, I wondered how reflexology really worked. So, I thought I would pay Sole Serenity a visit and have some reflexology treatment, treating myself to the luxury of ‘me-time’. When I arrived at Sole Serenity, I was greeted at the door by Fiona Todd. Fiona runs Sole Serenity and is a clinical reflexologist and trained nurse. As we discussed what the treatment would entail, I knew I was in good hands as everything was explained in full and I was put at ease by Fiona’s friendly, calm and professional manner. The consultation included a medical questionnaire to make sure I was suitable for the treatment. I was then asked to sit in the reclining seat and the treatment commenced. I usually find it very difficult to relax in most situations, but as Fiona was working her wonders, I did gradually feel a deep relaxation and could have dropped off to sleep - if I hadn’t fought it so much. Reflexology is thought to stimulate the body to restore its natural balance which becomes disturbed when we are ill. As a complementary therapy, reflexology may be used with great effect alongside standard medical care.

Reflexologists believe that specific areas of the feet or the hands, called reflexes, relate to specific organs in the body. Using different techniques with the thumbs or fingers, reflexologists apply pressure to reflexes on the feet or hands. It is thought that nerve and blood supply to the actual organs is then stimulated. This may assist with, and speed up, the natural healing process. As this is a holistic therapy, reflexologists are concerned with clients’ physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, which all impact on their health. I thoroughly enjoyed my reflexology session. At the end I felt rested both mentally and physcially and can understand how reflexology can help with stress and some physical illnesses.

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For more information on any of the trips below or for a brochure please contact us on… 01733 351694 or

info@deckerbus.co.uk DATE

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ADULT/ CHILD

Sat. 30th November

Skegness Lights Fish and Chips

£22 / £15

Sat. 7th December

Lincoln Christmas Market

£25 / £20

Mon. 23rd December

Thursford Christmas Show

£56 / £50

Saturday Hampton Vale Community Centre, Westlake Ave., @ 8.30am & 10.30am Call Scott on 07734 364138

Monday The Way Family Church, Church St, Werrington @ 9.30am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm Call Charlotte on 07809 569694 The Village Hall, Glebe Ave, Orton Waterville @ 5.30pm & 7.30pm Call Debbi on 07904 128094

Tuesday The Herlington Centre, Orton Malbourne @ 5.30pm & 7.30pm Call Debbi on 07904 128094

Wednesday Belsize Community Centre, Celta Rd, Woodston @ 7.30pm Call Alison on 07851 426886 The Colonel Dane Memorial Hall, 3 Church Street, Alwalton Wed. @ 7.30pm Call Sian on 07823 883625

Thursday Call us on

01733 351694 to hire for your special occasion

Paston & Gunthorpe Community Centre, Hallfields Lane, Gunthorpe @ 9.30am, 4pm, 5.30pm & 7pm Call Alison on 07851 426886 Hampton Vale Community Centre, Westlake Ave., @ 3.30pm, 5.30pm & 7.30pm Scott 07734 364138

Big Christmas Quiz Night 3rd December at the Central Library Tired of talking about Christmas shopping? Relax and have a great evening with our Christmas Quiz Night. From quirky trivia to book knowledge, we will test it all! Maximum of five people per team. Teams are welcome to bring their own wine. £3 per person, including snacks. Places limited, book in advance. Contact Central Library on 01733 864280 email centrallibrary@vivacitypeterborough.com or visit

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Revision for GCSE and A-level

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Travel

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Luxury Coach Holidays Including our popular door-to-door collection service Fri 29 Nov Portsmouth’s Victorian Festival of Christmas inc. - 3 Days Mon 30 Dec New Year in Scotland – 4 Days Mon 10 Feb Bournemouth All inclusive – 5 Days Fri 21 Feb Dales, Ales, Cheese & Rhubarb! – 3 Days Tue 11 Mar London Theatre Break - From Here to Eternity & Les Miserables – 2 Days Mon 17 Mar Springtime in Torquay – 5 Days

£195 £359 £279 £179 £195 £259

Day Excursions including a selection of West End Shows Thu 16 Jan World Indoor Bowls Championships Potters Leisure Resort Sat 18 Jan Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour Thu 23 Jan London Show – War Horse £69.50 Thu 23 Jan London Show – Once £54.50 Sun 2 Feb London Show – Dirty Dancing £63 Tue 11 Feb Mickie’s Palace of Varieties including Lunch £40

£35 £69

White Knight Cars Ltd Airport Travel Specialists Pre-Booking & Accounts Welcome Private Hire only Competitive Friendly Service Airport Price Guide (4 seats) Luton Stansted Birmingham Heathrow Gatwick East Midlands

£ 65 £ 65 £ 75 £100 £125 £ 70

Tel: 01733 890400 www.whiteknightcars.co.uk

The most affordable, safe and express learning system to pass your car driving test in the United Kingdom in

just 5 days using proven techniques at our centre. FREE correction lessons if you fail your theory test or practical driving test until you pass!

Go Go Go Intensive Ltd. Somersby House, 73 Broadway, Peterborough. PE1 1SY

Tel: 01733 314151 Email: enquiries@gogogointensive.com www.gogogointensive.com

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It’s time to change your Premium Gym Membership!

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ou could be the first to join the newest fitness centre in the city and save a significant amount of money on your current premium gym contract with our great membership options. Vivacity Premier Fitness has a lot to offer when it opens on 1st February 2014, with superb health and fitness facilities including a state- ofthe-art gym featuring SmartCentre® technology allowing you to measure and take control of your fitness regime. The new centre offers a 25m pool with an en-suite sauna and steam room, and three dance, exercise and spin studios. There are over 80 classes on offer each week and membership gives you full access to all of the classes in the Vivacity sports network – over 200 per week!

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Four physio and beauty therapy rooms cater for your every health and beauty need and the onsite café offers a relaxing environment to catch up with friends after your workout. PLUS you also get access to five Vivacity gyms and three swimming pools across the city, including the Lido in summer. Vivacity Premier Fitness opens 1st February 2014 and is on just off the A15 London Road in Hampton. For more info call our memberships team on 01733 864000 or go to www.vivacitypeterborough.com/premierfitness to register your interest. You can also visit our memberships team, based in Hampton Leisure Centre on Clayburn Road. Please see page 5 for more information.


PLR

Bedrooms (Established 1986)

♦ Wide range of Built In Wardrobes

Awkward Shapes and Sizes - No problem ♦ Traditional Built-In Wardrobes in a wide

variety of styles and finishes ♦ New Contemporary range of Sliding

Wardrobes - a variety of finishes. ♦ Interiors made to your own requirements ♦ Fully Fitted or Supply Only if Required

Contact Paul Roberts on

01733 252437 or visit our website www.plrkitchens.co.uk

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Monthly Pet Tips! Tips for the Winter Weather

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hi l e s o me pe t s see m unaffected by the cold winter months, certain breeds/ species and older pets often need a little extra care and attention at this time of year. Below are a few tips to help keep your pet safe and comfortable this winter. Refresh outside water bowls frequently during cold snaps.

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Always walk dogs on the lead when near water during periods of low temperatures. Ice does not always freeze evenly leaving weak spots in what may appear a solid surface. Even once temperatures rise, ice takes longer to defrost on larger expanses of water, while snow can mask the water’s edge. Float a large ball in your pond so if the water freezes you can remove it and ensure your fish get enough oxygen. Dog coats are readily available in a wide variety of sizes, colours, styles and prices. This can make a dog that becomes resistant to being walked in the cold, enthusiastic again. Owners of mice, guinea pigs etc... as well as birds, should consider covering cages with a warm blanket over night to retain heat. Reflective/LED collars and accessories are also readily available and can provide peace of mind when walking dogs off the lead in poorly lit areas or for locating the family cat that does not want to come in at night and is hiding in the garden. Increase ambient temperature in reptile tanks or move away from windows and doors.

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Outside guinea pigs should be moved indoors for the winter months and you may want to consider moving outside rabbits into sheds or garages, plus you should always increase the amount of hay in your rabbits bedding area during winter. You can prevent water bottles from freezing by purchasing Specially designed protective covers, however you should still inspect the spout daily for blockages. Gritted paths and roads can cause contact allergies and make animals ill if the grit is consumed, so if you know your pet comes into contact with grit you should ensure you bathe their paws or protect them against contact using paw covers/boots. Keep antifreeze well out of your pets reach as it tastes delicious to them, but is deadly. Owners of chickens should check water is available and not frozen frequently, as well as increase the amount of bedding available. Reduce any drafts in the coop and if your chicken coop is portable move it to a sunny spot to get the day time sun over winter. Like other hutched animals chickens will also benefit from having their coop covered with a blanket or piece of carpet.


We are located on the A1073 between Eye & Crowland

01733 810888 We do all our own breeding of Rabbits, Guinea Pigs and Chinchillas.

CASH AID to neuter Cats and Dogs thus preventing the birth of unwanted animals. Help is available in YOUR AREA. Please telephone SPAYWATCH (Reg. Charity) on

(01733) 370198 any day to 10pm ACT NOW

Hamsters, lovely fluffy Bunny Rabbits and squeaky Guinea Pigs all waiting for lots of cuddles. We also stock lovely runs and houses, feeds, hay / straw, bowls, sawdust, treats, toys. Every need catered for.

Dog, Cat, Chicken, Parrot, Bird, Wild Bird and Horse feed also available.

Why not come and have a look!

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New Shop NOW OPEN at Unit 7 Falcon Way, Eagle Business Park, Yaxley, Peterborough. PE7 3GR Tel: 01733 245451 Come along and see what great products and cake making ideas we have in store for you! See our website www.cambridgeshiresugarcraftsupplies.co.uk

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Humour

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Your Local Trades LOCAL PLASTERING SERVICES Over 30 years experience

Estimate for a 10ft x 10ft room, ceiling and walls only £190.

Call Russell on 314760 or 07751 138 912

LM Carpentry & Joinery Over 20 Years Experience

For all your quality Joinery, Carpentry & Home Improvements. Specialising in Stairs, Doors, Kitchens, Bedrooms & Laminated Floors.

Designed and made to measure to suit your needs

Tel: 01733 348964 / 07885 720080 12 Wright Avenue, Stanground, Peterborough

B Rollings Decorating Residential, Commercial and Industrial • 15 Years Experience / Fully Insured • City & Guilds Qualified • Fast, clean and efficient Call Ben on:

P-hart2@sky.com

Email: benrollings@hotmail.co.uk

LME Property Repairs & Maintenance Services • • • • • •

Plastering Repairs Brickwork Repairs Re-Pointing Slabbing Concreting Stonework Drainage

Installations and Repairs

Windows / Doors Conservatories Fascias etc. Tel: 01733 270994 / 07841 590 092

Tel: 01733 231314 Mob: 07825 705794

PETER HART UPVC

35 years experience No job too small

Tel: 01733 557307 Mob: 07801 351144

CERTASS Registered Company

We Convert Your Garage

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For a FREE quote call 01778 345349 or 0771 118 9554

• Workshop

Garage Conversion

only £2999

• Office • Kitchen • Utility • Playroom

/ Gym

All Work Guaranteed

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Your Local Trades

Specialists in UPVC ♦ Tiling

♦ Leadwork

♦ Slating

♦ Repairs

♦ Guttering ♦ Flat

Roofs ♦ New Roofs ♦ Re-roofs

and Maintenance ♦ Chimney Re-pointing & Rebuilds

Call Mark for a FREE ESTIMATE Tel: 01733 344394 / 07795 183654 12 Cerris Road, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough. PE1 4HF

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Conservatories, Windows & Doors Porches & Patios Soffits, Fascias & Guttering Minor repairs undertaken

Trading for 25 years Fensa registered

Tel/Fax: 01733 897758 Mob: 07956 246607 40 Fletton Avenue, Fletton, Peterborough. PE2 8AU


Your Local Trades S.H. CARPENTRY •

24hr call out No Call Out Charge

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Plumbing Boiler Break Down & Servicing

Building Maintenance

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Tel: 01733 617317 / 07909 510389

Rodney Hall -

Your Local Plasterer

Friendly Professional & Reliable Please call Simon for a FREE quotation

Over 20 years experience - Quality Workmanship

Plasterboarding • Re-skimming • Tacking • Drylining • Rendering • Coving • Painting of Ceilings & Walls

For a honest, friendly and no obligation advice please call Rodney on

Tel: 01733 761605 / 07788663595 or email rodney.hall11@ntlworld.com

Your Local Electrician Faults, Sockets, Immersion Heaters, Showers etc.

For a friendly & reliable service call Mick on

All aspects of Carpentry & Building Maintenance

Tel: 01733 245184 Mob: 07921 120376 Email: shulattcarpentry@aol.com 76 Main Street, Yaxley, Peterborough. PE7 3LU

Tel: 807665 / 07790 860 323

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Your local Trades

MM Electrical Services • Extra Sockets and Lights • T.V. and Phone Points • Immersion & Storage Heaters • Security and Garden Lights • Fault Finding and Repair • All Electrical Work Undertaken

No Call Out Charge Over 30 Years Experience Call Mick on:

Tel: 01733 807665 or 07790 860323

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Your local Trades

WHAT A DIFFERENCE! • •

Replacement Doors Cost effective make-over Save on the cost of a new kitchen Free no obligation quotation

Specialists in replacement doors & drawers

Tel: 01480 469885 Email: info@kitchen-wise.co.uk Web: www.kitchen-wise.co.uk

www.spickandspan-homes.co.uk Outdoor Services Provided: • • • • • • • • • •

Fascias, Soffits & Guttering Replacement Guttering Cleaning & Preservation All Exterior Painting Driveways, Patios & Decking Cleaning Services Landscaping & Gardening Maintenance Conifers & Hedge Trimming Fencing Replacement / Repairs Fencing / Garden Furniture cleaned and treated Conservatories Cleaning Service UPVC Frame Cleaning Service

Indoor Services Provided: Painting & Decorating Tiling / Slate Fitting Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Kitchen & Bathroom Steam Cleaning Leather Furniture Cleaning & Conditioning • Domestic Cleaning • • • • •

25% Discount when quoting ‘The Viewer’

For more information and a free quote please contact

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Gardening

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he initial few months will take some effort, but once growing well, most ground cover planting needs little maintenance except perhaps a very occasional trim, and some food and water in drier weather. It has a superbly smothering effect on the weeds, killing weedlings and deterring further weeds from appearing. The denser the ground cover planting, the better the effect. Autumn is an ideal time for planting. Trees, shrubs, climbers and herbaceous plants that go in to the ground at this time of year often establish extremely well as they have the luxury of enjoying the relatively warm and yet moist soil, a perfect place for new roots to grow out and establish rapidly. Make sure you invest a bit of time and effort in to the preparation. Clear the area of weeds, digging out all tough weeds completely if you can. Fork the soil over, removing debris such as large stones or buried rubbish and then fork in plenty of well-rotted manure or garden compost, and perhaps a little slow-release feed too. If you’re planting up a slope, it’s worth trying to secure the soil a little too, as all that preparation and weed clearing will have loosened the surface and made it prone to erosion. Once growing well the roots of the plants will help to secure the slope brilliantly, but in the meantime, use landscape fabric pinned down onto the surface of the slope. Don’t be tempted to cram the plants in too closely. Given time they will form the desired effect if planted at the correct spacing. But if you plant them elbow to elbow, they are more likely to become stressed and miserable, more prone to disease and will

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need thinning out. Make sure the plants are kept just moist at the roots until they’re established and feed occasionally. By choosing varieties of plants which are recommended for use as ground cover you’ll be unlikely to have to do much if any pruning. So what should you choose to grow? Foliage that is attractive and interesting makes a wonderful ground cover planting and if you wish you can add a few more flamboyant flowering plants to the mixture too. By using plants with interestingly shaped leaves or variegated leaves your leafy planting will look even better. If you want a reasonable effect all year around, then select at least some of the plants you use from the evergreens. Shrubby Ground Cover Ideas Heaths and Heathers, Cotoneaster horizontalis and Cotoneaster microphyllus, Stephandra incise ‘Crispa’, ground cover roses eg the ‘Flower Carpet’ roses. Shade-Tolerant Ground Cover Ideas Sarcococca hookeriana var.humilis, Mahonia repens, Gaultheria procumbens, Hypericum calycinum, many hebes including Hebe pinguifolia, Euonymus fortune cultivars such as ‘Emerald n’Gold’, ‘Emerald Gaiety’ Herbaceous Cover in Shadier Spots Sweet violets, pulmonaria (lungworts) eg the white-flowered ‘Sissinghurst’, Bugle (the ajugas eg Ajuga reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’), Lysimachia nummularia (Creeping Jenny), Lily-of-the-valley, Lamium ‘White Nancy’ and Lamium ‘Silver Beacon’, Bergenia Sunnier Ground Cover Snow-in-summer, thymes, oregano, many of the sedums, chamomile.


COURT LANDSCAPES All Types of Garden Work Patios Laid or Re-Laid Garden Clearance for Total Re-Vamp Fences and Decking or Total Maintenance

Tel: 01733 350584 mobile: 07780557005 Email: smucklin@aol.com

Tel: 01733 860587 Web: www.scenic-gardens.co.uk Email: info@scenic-gardens.co.uk

Sheds, Summerhouse, Log Cabins and much more at our Show Centre. Find us outside at the back of Dobbies Garden World, Hampton, Peterborough. All tree work carried out by qualified Tree Surgeons and Groundsmen. All aspects of landscaping undertaken. Please mention The Viewer when responding to adverts

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PUZZLES Sudoku To solve this SU-DOKU puzzle, just complete the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1-9 only once. You need to solve this using logic not guesswork.

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RHAPSODY CHORUS UK

Rhapsody UK Chorus presents.. ‘Twas the night before Christmas… Two lonely people meet by chance on Christmas Eve and fall in love. However, all is not what it seems and the identity of one of them is brought into question, causing turmoil in the relationship. Interspersed with Acappella songs which convey a tonguein-cheek meaning of the story, the show will feature soloists as well as Rhapsody chorus and include specials guests ‘The Hanfris Quartet’ all the way from Spain. The show will include a diverse range of music to suit all tastes and ages including, Shine by Take That, songs from musicals including I Dreamed a Dream, Cabaret, All that Jazz and Anthem. We will of course be singing some more traditional barbershop songs and finally the programme will be sprinkled with loads of lovely Christmas tunes.

Available to sing at your event - why not join us? Book us? rhapsodyenquiries@gmail.com or phone Laura on 01733 267129 www.rhapsodychorus.org.uk.

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premier women's barbershop chorus, with an extensive repertoire of songs, ranging from hits from famous musicals to traditional barbershop medleys. Rhapsody has 25+ dynamic, enthusiastic members, performing under the direction of Musical Director Helen Glavina. All our members come from diverse backgrounds, but have one thing in common - they love to perform. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday at Ormiston Bushfield Academy, Peterborough. PE2 5RQ at 7.30pm - 10pm. Rhapsody is a member of Sweet Adelines International, which is a non-profit making organisation which has over 300,000 members worldwide. See one of our performances on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=6fTU7t-AAP8

7th December 2013 Performances at 2:30pm and 7:30pm Tickets £6/£8 At Ormiston Bushfield Academy, Peterborough. PE2 5RQ

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National Acclaim for Forty Years On Vivacity’s Forty Years On project was recognized by the National Archive Volunteering Award 2013 earlier this month, receiving universal praise from its panel of judges. Judges praised the project as being “transformational for a small and relatively young archive service”, and commending the initiative for “turning the service’s largest collection into the core inspiration it should be.” The National Archive Volunteering Awards were created to recognise and reward work involving volunteers within an archive service. Over 100 volunteers contributed to the Forty Years On project, conserving archives, conducting interviews and collecting oral histories in order to create a valuable and accessible resource within the Peterborough Archives Service.

Forty Years On will leave behind a complete and fully accessible archive in spring 2014, along with educational materials for local schools that investigate the development of Peterborough as a city. For more information on the project, visit www.vivacity-peterborough.com/ fortyyearson.

Local Resident turned Author When journalist Neil Patrick moved to Peterborough to work on a garden magazine he got an allotment and an idea that more than 20 years later he has turned into a novel. He realized that allotments were communities, away from the hustle of modern life, and that they would make the ideal background for a family drama, featuring colourful characters interacting throughout the seasons. The result is The Healing Hut, part love story, part mystery and celebration of the English love of growing things, a tale that is winning warm praise from readers all over Britain. Neil, who lives in Oundle Road, Peterborough, is now working on a second novel when not tending his vegetable patch at home or playing in the ukulele band based at the Palmerston Arms. The Healing Hut (ISBN 978 0 9576083 0 6) is published at £7.99 by Touching Tales. Signed copies are available at Waterstone’s, Peterborough. The book is also available on Amazon (including Kindle version).

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Aladdin Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre The show dates are as follows: Saturday 28th December - 2pm & 7pm Sunday 29th December - 2pm Monday 30th December - 2pm & 7pm Tuesday 31st December - 2pm

Wednesday 1st January - 4pm

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For November 2013 - By Astrologer Christine Chalklin SCORPIO OCT. 24 - NOV. 22

TAURUS APRIL 21 - MAY 21

It is your birthday month and with energetic Mars in Virgo occupying the social sector of your chart new friendships could begin to flourish. Mercury moves forward on the 11th and solid plans and ideas can now begin to take shape as you should feel able to dispose of any inhibitions that hold you back.

Venus, your ruling planet, is moving into Capricorn on the 5th, you can use this harmonious energy in practical ways to bring beauty and peace in areas that may be filled with tension and stress. This month also brings a fresh perspective on all things to do with your resources and new ideas and plans start to emerge.

SAGITTARIUS NOV. 23 - DEC. 21

GEMINI MAY 22 - JUNE 21

Your ruler, mighty Jupiter, is active in the financial sector of your chart this month urging you to spend time reviewing your assets and investments. Venus leaves your sign on the 4th and travelling through practical Capricorn she assists in your quest for practical solutions to make the most of your talents.

Your family and your home environment are highlighted this month. Your ruler, communicative Mercury, moves forward on the 11th and this should bring a sense of relief after the delays and setbacks of the past weeks. Finances and assets are also in the spotlight and the 12th looks particularly lucky.

CAPRICORN DEC. 22 - JAN. 20

CANCER JUNE 22 - JULY 22

Partnerships and relationships are highly favoured during November as beneficial Jupiter in Cancer brings interesting new opportunities to your doorstep. Saturn, your ruler, busy in resourceful Scorpio ensures that steady application of your willpower helps you to achieve all your objectives

November brings your relationships and partnerships into the spotlight. Beneficial Jupiter, now strong in your sign, makes encouraging aspects with the Sun and Mercury. Positive communication is vital now and you may need to review all those areas where you feel restricted and unappreciated.

AQUARIUS JAN. 21 - FEB. 18 The Scorpio Sun joins serious Saturn at the highest point of your chart on the 5th. This powerful energy highlights an excellent time to review your goals and ambitions. The new moon on the 3rd bring more exciting opportunities as new people enter your life and you feel confident in your dealings with others.

PISCES FEB. 19 – MARCH 20 You’ll feel the need for radical change this month as powerful Pluto and Uranus challenge each other in the heavens. This upheaval brings opportunities to expand your horizons, both spiritually and intellectually. It’s time to acquire knowledge and wisdom necessary for this exciting new phase of your life!

ARIES MARCH 21 - APRIL 20 November is a creative month for Aries, any ideas that have been held up just lately will begin to flow smoothly after Mercury moves forward on the 11th. Your ruler, the dynamic Mars, stays in hard working Virgo all month and is in excellent position to bring a new perspective to your plans.

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LEO JULY 23 - AUGUST 23 Make the most of energetic Mars in Virgo in the financial sector of your chart all month, an in-depth review is certainly in order. The Sun illuminates some domestic and family matters and there may be some home improvements that need attention. Creative ability is high, particularly after the new moon on the 3rd.

VIRGO AUG. 24 - SEPT. 22 With your ruler, the industrious Mercury moving forward again on the 11th, this could turn out to be the month to achieve anything that you have set your heart on. Energetic Mars is in your sign all month & is particularly advantageous for success. The new moon on the 3rd brings fabulous new beginnings.

LIBRA SEPT. 23 - OCT. 23 Your ruler, harmonious Venus, changes signs from freedom loving Sagittarius to more practical and serious Capricorn on the 5th. Good communication is necessary now and you should find an entirely new way of getting your message across. You’ll feel much more energetic after the 11th


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A recordrecord-breaking year for Peterborough Libraries’ summer reading challenge! Vivacity is delighted to announce that record-breaking numbers of children enjoyed a spine-tingling summer by taking part in the Peterborough Libraries’ Creepy House summer reading challenge. 2,000 children across the city participated in the 2013 programme, with 1,200 finishers by the closing date – an increase of 20% on the previous year. Kids took part in the Summer Reading Challenge by joining the adventurers as they explored the Creepy House, and by reading books of their own choice from their local library. The Summer Reading Challenge was open to children of all ages, & it aimed to

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encourage them to read six books during the summer holidays in order to improve their reading skills and confidence. Feedback was fantastic, and parents reported children enjoying the challenge, reading throughout the summer and even going up several stages in their reading ability when they returned to school. “We’re absolutely delighted that so many children took part in our summer reading challenge this year,” says Peter Aldridge, Events and Programme Officer for Vivacity Libraries. “The Challenge is very important to us as it encourages children to keep reading through the school summer holidays and also helps them to see it as a fun activity!” Children received stickers and rewards along the way, and Peterborough schools presented certificates at assemblies in the autumn term.

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Your Local Events A guide to what’s on in your area Upto 12th January Peterborough Museum An exhibition looking at Peterborough’s rapid expansion, which began in 1968 when it was designated as a ‘New Town’. The Forty Years On exhibition, which is a result of a unique partnership between the Vivacity Archives Service and Eastern Angles Theatre Company, runs from 19th October 2013 to 12th January 2014.

7th November & 5th December @ 7.30pm. Inns and Taverns Tour - Peterborough Museum Travel back to Victorian Peterborough and find out about the many drinking establishments scattered across the city centre. A must for anyone who likes pubs or just simply a good evening’s entertainment! Meet outside Peterborough Museum on Priestgate. Tickets £5, concessions £3.

14th November & 19th December @ 7.30pm Crime & Punishment Walk - Museum Delve into the city’s sinister criminal past! Discover the place of execution, the prisons, and find out everything about grisly deeds from our history. Meet outside Peterborough Museum. Tickets £5, £3 concessions.

Join local historian Stephen Perry as he uncovers more of Peterborough’s past by researching in the Archives at Central Library. Hear about ‘The Garton End Story’ and the real ghosts of this part of Peterborough. Expect plenty of audience participation and prizes. Tickets £1 at the door. For further details call 01733 864280, email centrallibrary@vivacity-peterborough.com or visit www.vivacity-peterborough.com

22nd November @ 10am - 1pm Peterborough Museum Takeover Day Students from St Botolph’s School are going to be experiencing what it is like to run a museum. The students will give bite-sized talks about some of the Museum’s galleries and meeting and greeting visitors. Free entry!

22nd November @ 2pm - 4pm Access to Ancestry - Central Library Who will you meet today? Come along to this informative session and learn the basics of using the Ancestry family history website. Basic computing skills are required. £3 per person.

19th November & 17th December @ 7.30pm. Ghost Walk - Peterborough Museum

29th November @ 1.30pm - 3.45pm Discovering Trees at Ferry Meadows - Free

Explore the spooky side of Peterborough’s past with our entertaining, informative and highly popular ghost walks. Meet outside Peterborough Museum. Not recommended for children under 10 or of a nervous disposition! Suitable for wheelchair users. Tickets £5, £3 concessions.

Join Ranger Ashley Wheal for an illustrated talk in the Visitor Centre for the first hour, followed by a walk to identify some of our native trees. Booking essential. Please call Nene Park Trust on 234193 or e-mail visitor.services@neneparktrust.org.uk for further details.

19th November @ 2pm Film Showing – Hyde Park on Hudson John Clare Theatre, Central Library

14th December @ 2pm - 4.30pm Traditional Wreath Making - Museum

A tale of love and friendship. Travel back in time to pre-WW2 New York with a showing of the 2012 film Hyde Park On Hudson, Certificate 12. £5 tickets, £4 concessions. Book at your local library. For further details call 864 280, email centrallibrary@vivacity-peterborough.com or visit www.vivacity-peterborough.com

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20th November & 18th December @ 2:30pm. Local History Talks John Clare Theatre, Central Library

Our experienced florist will guide you through the techniques used to make a traditional wreath from a moss ring base. There will be lots of fresh materials including natural foliage, berries and cones to bring your design to life, plus you’ll learn about the history behind these iconic symbols. All materials will be provided but students are asked to bring their own pair of strong scissors or snips. £20 per person. Whilst every care is taken to ensure details given on this page are correct at time of going to print, please always check with the venue before attending an event.


Orton Library Times And Regular Events Orton Library, Orton Goldhay Opening Times: Monday and Friday: 11am - 5pm Tuesday: 1pm to 5pm Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 10.00am - 6.00pm Saturday: 10am - 3pm

Regular Events: Computer Courses Every Friday 10.30am 12pm. Everything you need to know to get you using a computer including how to email and surf the web. Silver Surfers Sessions Every Monday from 1.30pm - 3.00pm. Drop in to find out more or call us. Junior Reading Groups Meet monthly at 3.45pm various dates. For further information call 864296 Adult Reading Groups Meet monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 10am and last Thursday at 5.45pm. Rhymetime Every Monday at 10.30-11am FREE Story-Times for under fives Have fun sticking, colouring And listening to stories. Thursday: 10am - 10.30am & Saturday: 11am - 11.30am No need to book, just drop in. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE For Orton Library call 01733 864296 Email ortonlibrary@vivacitypeterborough.com or www.peterborough.gov.uk/libraries

Events at Orton Library Christmas Fayre 7th December, 10am - 3pm Crafts and festive fun for adults and children at Orton Library. Tea, coffee and mince pies will be on offer, and a wreath-making session for adults. There will also be Victorian Christmas craft and other activities for children. Charges apply for individual activities. For further details call Orton Library on 864296, email ortonlibrary@vivacity-peterborough.com or visit www.vivacity-peterborough.com

Stories with Santa 7th December at 11am This Christmas Santa is visiting us again! Come and listen to some festive crackers such as ‘I’m not Santa’ by Jonathan Allen and ‘Santa’s Little Helper’ by Angela McAllister and Daniel Howarth. Tell Santa what you would like for Christmas this year and join in with our very festive craft session. Suitable for children aged 10 and under, children must be accompanied by an adult. £2 per child.

A Victorian Christmas 7th December at 1pm - 2pm Did you know the Christmas tree only became popular in Victorian times? Find out how Peterborough celebrated the festive season in the Victorian period by using real newspaper articles and images from over a hundred years ago. Plus, make Christmas crafts including a Victorian card, tree decorations, cracker and hat! Suitable for ages 8+, children must be accompanied by an adult. £2 per person. For details call 864296, email ortonlibrary@vivacity-peterborough.com or visit www.vivacity-peterborough.com.

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Local Community Magazine covering The Ortons, Alwalton, Stanground and Woodston

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