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ADVISER

THE HUNGERFORD & MARLBOROUGH WEEKLY

With or without MoT Best prices paid for sports or collectible cars. on 01488 648055 mob: 07831 275653 This issue: Friday, October 14 to 21, 2011

Your most up-to-date FREE guide to sales and services

TELEPHONE 01488 682328 FACSIMILE 01488 681899 EMAIL: adviser@universal-press.co.uk VOL 19: 919 UK NO.1.

Advertising closes for next issue on Friday, October 14 at 5pm.

NEW BUSINESS MARLBOROUGH THE SWAN HAS REOPENED MOBILITY STORE OPENS AND OFFERS GREAT SERVICE

T

he Marlborough Mobility Store is open for business as their advertisement depicts today. The store is overseen by director Willie McIvor and he and his staff are there to help you. Be it rise and recline furniture or the latest mobility scooters, Willie’s team will help. A hire service is available, there are free hearing tests and footcare. Free assessments and advice are also available on stairlifts. The Marlborough Mobility Store is at 55 George Lane adjoining Kennet Pharmacy. Tel 01672 511550. Also at Ellendune Shopping Centre, Wroughton. Tel. 01793 815083.

INDIGO PALACE We invite you to Come to our

newly refurbished VERY Special

*See advertisement on page 12

Inn & Restaurant. Come for a drink of real ale, good wine and Authentic Indian Food THE CROWN & ANCHOR, HAM, WILTS. SN8 3RB RESERVATIONS: 01488 668874 / 668896

e tim r in mas l il e st St ord hri to or C ef tim

Bespoke Wooden Floors New floors fitted Existing floors restored Personalised service Experienced in period and character properties Tel: 08450 552 488 - Mobile: 07803 712 689 Email: floors@whittlewoods.co.uk - Web: www.whittlewoods.co.uk

YOU DON’T HAVE TO MOVE TO IMPROVE YOUR HOME...

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r e a t Shefford’s S w a n Inn has reopened after extensive refurbishment. The Smalldon family Nathan, Paul, Katrina and Ziggy are there to welcome Above: Paul, Katrina and Nathan you in comfortable surroundings with great hospitality. The inn is open for lunches and dinners seven days a week. Christmas bookings are being taken. Tel. 01488 648271.

We can also make Bedroom and Home study cabinetry too!

ORN ITCHENS Ltd

WORKSHOP AND SHOWROOM

Newbury 01635 49448 3 THE PADDOCK, HAMBRIDGE RD, NEWBURY

www.akornkitchens.co.uk

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HUNGERFORD HAS TO OFFER! ACCOUNTANTS ADVERTISING & PUBLICITY

ADVISER

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ANNUAL ARTS FESTIVAL ANTIQUES ART CLUBS BARBER The GentlemanÕs Shop Charnham House, 29-30 Charnham St sales@gentlemans-shop.com Tel: 01488 684363 & 683536 www.gentlemans-shop.com

BANK SERVICES BETTING SHOP BOOKSHOP The Hungerford Bookshop 24 High Street 01488 683480

sales@hungerfordbooks.co.uk www.hungerfordbooks.co.uk

BROWNIES CUBS SCOUTS BUILDING SOCIETY BUS SERVICES BUTCHER CANAL BARGE TRIPS CARDS AND GIFTS CARE HOMES CATERING CHURCHES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CITIZENS’ ADVICE BUREAU CLOCKMAKER Wessex Place, 127 High Street Tel 01488 682277 theclockmaker@btconnect.com www.theclockmaker.info

CLUBS & CHARITIES COFFEE SHOP COMMUNITY CAFE COUNTRY LIVING

peppermint cream Shabby Chic - 109 High Street – 01488 681117 www.peppermint-cream.co.uk

DELICATESSEN DENTISTS & DOCTORS

DESIGNER RESALE BOUTIQUE ELECTRICAL SHOP EMBROIDERY AND NEEDLEWORK ESTATE AGENTS FARMERS’ MARKET FARM SHOP FASHION

GIFTS

WOODLANDS LIFESTYLE MIXING OLD AND NEW BEAUTIFULLY

2 HIGH STREET TEL: 01488 686515 WWW.WOODLANDLIFESTYLE.CO.UK HAIRDRESSERS HARDWARE HEALTH BOUTIQUES HANDMADE FURNITURE

Tel: 01488 686321 20 Bridge Street sales@beicappelli.com www.beicappelli.com

FIRE STATION FISH & CHIPS

Mr Fry 44 High Street Hungerford 01488 683237

4 Bridge Street Tel: 01488 684240 www.mooreandbradfield.com info@mooreandbradfield.com

HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOTELS Charnham Street T: 01488 682512 F: 01488 684357

FLORISTS Martin

&

the

Magpie

info@thebearhotel.co.uk

www.thebearhotelhungerford.co.uk

LEGAL ADVICE LEISURE CENTRES LADIES HAIRDRESSER Roberta of Hungerford 21 Charnham Street Tel: 01488 68 28 88 enquiries@roberta-of-hungerford.co.uk www.roberta-of-hungerford.co.uk

MEETING ROOMS MOBILITY SHOP MUNICIPAL OFFICE NEWSAGENTS OPTICIANS PET SUPPLIES

Howards Pet Care Ltd 6a park Street Tel: 01488 685314 dave.steffe@googlemail.com

P-Y-O FRUIT & VEG PLAYGROUNDS POLICE STATION PUBS AND RESTAURANTS

120 High Street Tel: 01488 681062 www.martinandthemagpie.co.uk martinandthemagpie@hotmail.co.uk

FOOTWEAR FRESH FISH SUPPLIES FRESH FRUIT & VEG FUNERAL DIRECTOR GARDEN CENTRE GARDEN MACHINERY Tel: 01488 684105 Charnham Lane

sales@hungerfordgardenmachinery.co.uk www.hungerfordgardenmachinery.co.uk

GARAGE SERVICES

Tel: 01488 682721 117 High Street www.threeswans.net

www.casanova-restaurant.co.uk

HUNGERFORD LIBRARY HUNGERFORD TOWN BAND HUNGERFORD TOWN HALL INNS

RAILWAY STATION RETIREMENT HOME SCHOOLS SILVERSMITH SPORTING GOODS STONEWORK SWEETS

The Sun Inn

Hungerford (Charnham Street)

T: 01488 682162 THE

DOWNGATE

Traditional Country Pub on the edge of Hungerford Common

01488 682708 www.the-downgate.co.uk

Stag Service Station Chilton Foliat Tel: 01488 682202 Fax: 01488 683589

stagservicestation@yahoo.co.uk

GARDEN & ESTATE ORNAMENTS GENTLEMAN’S SHOP

Tel: 01488 682721 117 High Street

INSURANCE Kennet House, 19 High Street Tel: 0844 248 0021 hungerford@coversure.co.uk www.coversure.co.uk/da/hungerford/index.htm

JEWELLER KINDERGARTENS KITCHENWARE

10 High Street

T: 01488 682419 sales@sugarmouse.net www.sugarmouse.net

TAKEAWAY FOODS TATTOO STUDIO TOY SHOP TRAVEL AGENCY TYRES & EXHAUSTS

Unit 4 Charnham Lane, Industrial Estate Tel: 01488 681888 VETERINARY HOSPITAL WINE & LIQUOR PROVIDERS

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BUILDING & DECORATING

PLUMBING SERVICES

WATER SOFTENERS

CHIMNEY SWEEP

B & G TALMAGE LTD

CHIMNEY SWEEP BRUSH AND VAC

General Builders & Decorators

TILING, COVING, AND COMPLETE REFURBISHMENTS • FREE ESTIMATES • FULLY INSURED • Interior & Exterior • Reliable • Professional

All types of domestic plumbing Installation & maintenance, bathrooms, en-suites, showers

HUNGERFORD: 01488 685220

MOBILE’S: 07976 917861 / 07860 940606

Tel Hungerford: 07771 511331

ACCOUNTANCY SERVICES

01672 521123

01488 648417

BUILDING SERVICES

BUILDING

C.E.W. BUILDERS Complete building services

Complete range of specialist advice:

Self-assessment tax returns & tax credits Business accounts Corporate accounts and taxation Tax planning advice Start-ups & company formation VAT, Payroll & P11D Free initial consultation www.davidowen.co.uk 126 High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1LZ 01672 512163 17 The Market Place, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 1HT 01380 722211

ACCOUNTANCY SERVICES

DESIGN SERVICES

ACCOUNTANCY

HUNGERFORD DESIGN LTD

Tel: Virginia Parkes 01488

649908

WINDOW CLEANING

E: sidney.webb@hungerforddesign.co.uk

KITCHENS

CARPET CLEANING

Krown Kitchens

CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING

Contemporary & Traditional Designs Friendly Professional Service

Robert Palmer 01635 864274

by Flair Most carpets dry in 1 -2 hours • Protection service • Professional stain removal • No obligation quotations All work fully insured and guaranteed.

01635 524110

www.chemdryclean.co.uk/flair Email: lynch.paul2@sky.com

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Camp Hopson Incorporating Arthur Chivers

Independent Funeral Directors Offer a personal and complete 24 hour service

Including Horsedrawn Funerals, Pre-Paid Funeral Plans, National & International Funerals

For advice please call:

HUNGERFORD

(01488) 686511

90 West Street Newbury Berkshire RG14 1HA NEWBURY 01635-522210

JEEVES & GREEN Ltd HIGH QUALITY BUILDING & PROPERTY IMPROVEMENT

• COUNTRY HOMES • LISTED PROPERTIES • EQUESTRIAN BUILDINGS

01488 680 703 /07917 679 400 www.jeevesandgreen.co.uk

Member of The Federation of Master Builders Full Contractors All Risks and Public Liability Insurance

CHIMNEY SWEEP

JOINERY

• Brush & Vacuum • NACS Registered & Certified • Fully Insured Chimney Sweep

Windows, doors, bookcases, furniture, staircases, restorations & more..... www.randkbespokejoinery.co.uk visit our workshop at Unit 1A Smitham Bridge Road, Hungerford or call Ray Farris on

Purpose made woodwork

T: 01488 649028 M: 07787 416005

01488 684923 / 07595225077

www.sootysweeps.co.uk

CARPET CLEANING

ACS Window & cleaning services. com- Carpet Clean - Ricky Flint, established mercial & residential. Fully insured 01488 1997. Professional, local service. Great Bedwyn 07799 215837 / 01672 871414 681669 mob. 07766 655093

Affordable Quality Kitchens

07818 233249 / 01672 516760

Phone: 01488 682328 Fax: 01488 681899

E-mail: adviser@universal-press.co.uk CARPETS & CURTAINS N

KITCHENS & CABINETRY KITCHENS, BEDROOMS & HOME STUDY CABINETRY

H E R S I S

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Friendly and Reliable Service,

PLANS FOR Planning & Building Regs/ New Houses & Extensions Listed Buildings - Land Surveys Free Consultation please contact: Sidney Webb - Tel: 01488 683424

New build, extensions, alterations, brickwork, patios, carpentry, joinery & loft conversions Fully insured, Architectural drawings supplied & submitted. Est. 18yrs For a free quote

D&R F U

Home Based Professional Accountant for Limited Companies Self Employed Businesses and Self-Assessment

Special OAP rates All appliances

*WATER SOFTENERS *DRINKING SYSTEMS *SALES & SERVICES *PLUS FREE SALT DELIVERY

FORMERLY DIBLE & ROY, MARLBOROUGH

CARPETS

01672 513492

FURNISHING

01672 513491

WORKSHOP AND SHOWROOM

Newbury 01635 49448

K

3 THE PADDOCK, HAMBRIDGE RD, NEWBURY

A

www.akornkitchens.co.uk

ORN ITCHENS Ltd

MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE PROJECT TO BOOST TOWN ECONOMY

M

arlborough’s historic Ivy House Hotel will become part of Marlborough College in an approved plan to convert it into a girls’

house. The move, although downgraded by some Marlborough civic and commerce leaders, is expected to be a bonus to the town which already benefits hugely from the college. It is suggested that a college investment of around £7m would have a positive effect on the town with increased employment and wages and increased parent participation in the town’s economy.

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What’s On

Grade II listed village inn, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty above the valley of the racehorse

the Hare Restaurant Ermin Street, Lambourn Woodlands RG17 7SD M4 Junction 14 • 3 miles on B4000

Tel 01488 71386

www.theharerestaurant.co.uk

THE

HALFWAY

Bistro & Piano Bar

Open Tuesday - Saturday Lunch 12 noon - 2.30pm Dinner 7pm - 9.30pmSunday 12 noon - 4.30pm

in Hungerford, Marlborough & district with The Adviser OCTOBER 2011 13: Pewsey Farmers Market 13: Marlborough town election 15: Marlborough Mop Fair 16: Prize Bingo Hung Brit Leg. 3pm 17: KVNTA KV HALL 7.30PM 18: MU Croft Hall 2.30 22: Croft Films - Cinema Paradiso 22: Festival Strings Marlb College 22: Marlborough Feast of Food 22: Baby&Childrens M’kt Crft Hll 11-1 23: Prize Bingo Hung. Brit Leg. 3pm 23: Hungerford Farmers Market 26: Over 50 club Hungerford 26: Marlb Folk Roots 8pm Theatre

26: Newbury Gold Cup. 26: Chilton F. Quiz & Supper Night 27: Hungerford Farmers’ Market 30: Over 50 club Hungerford

28: Acoustic Night Marlb Town FClb 30: Prize Bingo Hung Brit Leg. 3pm 30: Brit summertime ends

10: Hung’ Town Band Cncrt 7.30pm TH 10+11: Kennet Sngs Xmas Cncrt 12: Marlb. Hung. ladies’ lunch at Bear 12: KVNTA Kennet Valley Hall 7.30PM 14: Tuesday Club Hungerford 16: Chilton Foliat Carols 16: Marlb Folk Roots 8pm St Marys Ch Hll 17: Hung eenie meenie Christ market 18: Hungerford Farmers’ Market 20: MU Carol Service St Lawr 2.30 24: Christmas Eve 25: Christmas day 26: Bank holiday for Chist. Day 27: Boxing Day bank holiday.

DECEMBER 2011 2: Croft Films - On Stranger Tides 4: HEAT Walk 10am Hung TH 5 MEG Xmas Lunch - 01793 525517 7: Over 50 club Hungerford 7: Hung’d WI Crft Hll 7.30pm 7: Oak Tree Lunch 3 Swans 7: Marlb WI Wesley Hall 7.30pm 8: Pewsey Farmers’ Market 9: Marlb Folk Roots 8pm St Marys Ch Hll

Bath Road, Newbury RG20 8NR Tel: 01488 608115 thehalfwayinn@btconnect.com www.thehalfwaybistro.com

The Lobster Pot #

Fishmonger at Cobbs Farm Shop & Kitchen

Fresh Fish Daily

10% OFF

orders over £20 with this advert

Bath Road, Hungerford RG17 0SP

Tel: 01488 686770 ext 5

Saturday 22nd Oct The Croft Hall, Hungerford, RG17 0HY 11am - 1pm Entry £1 (Kids free) www.babyandchildrensmarket.co.uk alisonb@babyandchildrensmarket.co.uk

07818 555739

• Tyres • Exhausts • Batteries • Brakes • Shock Absorbers ALL MAKES WELCOME Unit 4 Charnham Lane, Industrial Estate, Hungerford

Tel: 01488 681888 KENNET TUTORS

Expert professional Coaching & Tuition by experienced local tutors in all main subjects. All ages.

CONTACT:-

CALL: 01672 810032 www.kennettutors.org.uk

Dog Grooming Heads to Tails, DOG GROOMING IN HUNGERFORD. 07733 156064 / 01488 682999

curtain maker Experienced 871496

curtain

maker

the adviser

01672

HOME EDUCATION PERSONAL TUTORS Specialising in Maths, English, Science, Speech & Drama to GCSE level

01672 520234 Tuition

Advertise here for as little as £5+VAT. Call Spanish classes. All levels. GCSE support. Experienced teacher. Tel. 01488 682328 01672 871382.

garage doors

tattoo studio Repairs, Locks, Automatic Operators, New doors, Fixquick Garage Doors, White Horse Tattoo Studio 48b High 01488 648016 Street Hungerford 01488 683226 www. www.fixmygaragedoor.co.uk whitehorsetattoo.co.uk

NOVEMBER 2011 2: Hung’d WI Crft Hll 7.30pm 2: Oak Tree Lunch 3 Swans 2: Marlb WI Wesley Hall 7.30pm 4: Croft Films - Deep End 4: Xmas Card Sale Bell Ramsbury 4/5: Hungerford Christmas Market 5: Marlb Folk Roots 8pm St Marys Ch Hll 6: HEAT Walk 10am Hung TH 7: Marlb Emb Gld - 01793 525517 9: Tuesday Club Hungerford 10: Pewsey Farmers’ Market 11: Remembrance Day 12: Lord Mayor’s Show London 12: Marlb Conct Orc St Marys Ch 13: Remembrance Day parade 14: Marlb. Hung. ladies’ lunch, Bear 15: MU Quiet afternoon 2.30 18: Variety Show Cft Hall 7.30pm 18: Rotary (Hg) Murder Mystery eve 18: Marlborough civic dinner 19: Variety Show Cft Hall 7.30pm 19: Craft Fair Hung TH 10am-4pm 25: Acoustic Night Marlb Town FClb 25: Croft Films - Biutiful

JANUARY 2012 4: Hung’d WI Crft Hll 7.30pm 4: Marlb WI Wesley Hall 7.30pm 9: Marlb. Hung. ladies’ lunch at Bear 27: Acoustic Night Marlb Town FClb FEBRUARY 2012 1: Hung’d WI Crft Hll 7.30pm 1: Marlb WI Wesley Hall 7.30pm 13: Marlb. Hung. ladies’ lunch at Bear 24: Acoustic Night Marlb Town FCl MARCH 2012 7: Hung’d WI Crft Hll 7.30pm 7: Marlb WI Wesley Hall 7.30pm

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The Adviser, Friday,October 14 to October 21, 2011

in Hungerford, Marlborough & district with The Adviser

HUNGERFORD WEDNESDAY MARKET Mawer Fish

Top Quality Grimsby Fish now on sale at Hungerford Market every Wednesday 8am-1pm

07580 039098

inklings.

122 High Street Hungerford Berkshire RG17 0DL Telephone (01488) 681800

‘Open for Gifts & Cards Seven Days a Week’

The The Clothes Clothes Shop Shop Be the first to see our NEW reversible mac’s!

outer projection, inner confidence Hungerford based Professional Image Consultant

Telephone 01635 47832

www.theclothesshopnewbury.co.uk 9.15am - 5pm Tuesday to Saturday Free Street Parking - 12 Pound St Newbury RG14 6AA

NOW OPEN in

HUNGERFORD Andrew Charles Tilley

For all your vehicle servicing and repair needs • Over 21 years’ experience in the independent garage sector • Up-to-date diagnostic equipment • MOT appointments arranged • No job too small Unit 5, Charnham Lane, Hungerford, Berks, RG17 0EY t: 01488 684045

 Kenda Fashion  Exclusive Ladies Fashion

Bridge St, Hungerford T: 01488 644 653 E: Kendafashion@hotmail.co.uk Weekly classes in Tap, Modern & Ballet Dance. 3 years and above at Hungerford Nursery School, The Croft Gill: 07729 763759 Sarah: 07753 123368 braywooddance@live.com

www.theclothescounsellor.co.uk tel: 0844 809 4566 / 07833 097 100

1st

01488 68 11 82

Direct Cars of Hungerford

The 1st & only number you’ll ever need. www.hungerford-cabs.co.uk

ANTIQUES AND ART @ HUNGERFORD

We are always keen to buy an�que and tradi�onal furniture in any condi�on, also pictures, china, silver, jewellery, collectables etc. Restora�on and conserva�on Call 01264 730609 / 07849 411585 or Hungerford Street Market Wednesdays

Charlton Park Garden Centre Supplying a large variety of products including bird seed, hay, dog treats, plants and cut flowers Special Promotion Wild Bird Seed 20kgs £13.00

Men’s and Ladies’ Casual Wear Every Wednesday Hungerford Market Bargains Galore 8.30am-3.00pm GROCERY STALL Wide selection of cakes and sweets Most items ONLY £1.00 Christmas Stock NOW available Come and See Us!

SAVE TIME AND MONEY WHEN YOU EMPLOY LOCAL PEOPLE!

The Adviser employment section is good at finding local people. To advertise your vacancies call: 01488

682328

SALES ADMINISTRATOR MARLBOROUGH,

Downton Abbey Revealed!

circa £18,000 per annum

LADY ALMINA: THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY

We are looking for an experienced administrator to join our small, friendly team. The busy varied role includes: • Sales order processing • Raising purchase orders and liaising with suppliers • Stock control & oversight of our outsourced warehouse • Customer service support Computer literate, experience of SAGE a bonus Hours 8:45am – 5.15pm Monday - Friday

Tel. 01488 683480

Written applications to: Environmental Pumping Solutions Ltd 2 The Green, Marlborough SN8 1AL Or e-mail: recruitment@environmentalpumping.co.uk

The Countess of Carnarvon will talk about & sign copies of

Tickets £5 from Hungerford Bookshop

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Visit us for all your fruit and vegetables Special Promotion 25kgs of Maris Piper Potatoes £6.50

Adviser Recruitment

The Real

Wednesday October 19th at 7pm

Cullen Beckwith Vegetable Stall

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Home & Garden

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Green Tree Garden Services Mowing • Hedge Cutting • Strimming • Fencing • Pruning • Tree Work • Clearing overgrown areas - Bramble etc Please call to discuss your needs • Full Public Liability Insurance

Will Roberts T: 01488 658649 M: 07796 601966

J Hawkins TREE SURGEON

All aspects of tree work Hedge cutting and stump grinding Trees and hedges supplied and planted Seasoned mulch and logs available • Local Authority and Forestry Commision approved • Established 1990 • £10,000,000 liablity

Mobile: 07980 536156 E: jeremy511@btinternet.com Hungerford

Tree Surgery & Garden Services

All aspects of Tree care, Hedge cutting & garden maintenance One off or regular visits completed with care & expertise T: 01488 682174 M: 07770 688780

R.J. CRIPPS FENCING & SERVICES

All types of fencing supplied & erected. Tree lopping & pruning etc. Hedgecutting Licensed for removal of rubbish. FREE estimates. FULLY insured

FOR YOUR ENQUIRIES Ring 01488-683807 07768 400578

For all your Gardening requirements Check The Home & Garden Adviser WE’RE HERE TO HELP. WINDOWS • DOORS • CONSERVATORIES • ROOFLINE

Home improvements you can trust

Serving the community for over 50 years

A quality service based on honest values

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THE DISTRICT’S MOST UP-TO-DATE WEEKLY DIRECTORY

Home & Garden

The Adviser, Friday,October 14 to 21, 2011

with the Adviser

Showroom, The Old Ropeworks, 20 Kennet Place, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1NG

WOOD & MULTIFUEL BURNING STOVES FULL DESIGN & CONSULTATION SERVICE FITTING & CHIMNEY LINING SERVICE HETAS TRAINED INSTALLERS FREE SURVEY 01672 516876 WWW.MARLBOROUGHSTOVES.CO.UK

CLARK & GRANT

BUILDERS l Plastering Extensions l Renovations l Pebble Dashing l Alterations l Rendering l 30 Yrs experience l Screeding Fully Insured. All Work Guaranteed 07931 256474 Ian 07966 212141 Terry 01793 526934 Home Eve. Ianjc1962@hotmail.co.uk l

PAVE-RITE LIMITED For a professionally installed high quality block paved driveway or patio please contact Andrew Scaife Mobile 07778 734500 24hr ans/fax 01264 791132 email andrew.scaife@virgin.net Over 25 years experience

RM GARDEN SERVICES General landscaping: patios: fencing Garden/ground maintenance Hedge cutting/reducing, mowing Stump grinding, pruning etc FULLY INSURED

01488 683795 07763 978247

R.mills82@talktalkbusiness.net

Health & Beauty

with the Adviser

Roberta

HAIR DESIGN

Best for NEW

Madal Bal’s Lemon Detox Diet

1 Bridge Street, Hungerford 0845 388 1782 www.tonichealthboutique.com

WE KNOW ABOUT HAIR

Hair & Beauty

• Est. 1995

THE OLD FIRE STATION, 3 CHARNHAM STREET, HUNGERFORD, RG17 0EP

Roberta of Hungerford Tel: 01488 68 28 88

TEL: 01488 681944

www.roberta-of-hungerford.co.uk

MASSAGE THERAPIST/REFLEXOLOGIST

LAM LIFE COACHING 50+ SATURDAY MORNING LIFE, STYLE & WELL-BEING GROUP

Deep tissue massage, reflexology. Claire Digweed, 01488682187 / 07810 886673

6 Week Course November/December 2011 10.30am-11.30am

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

Life Coaching is a supportive and motivating practice that helps you determine and achieve personal goals. It helps to identify the changes you wish to make in your life and agree a simple step plan to help you make those changes. We will look at the 4 core areas of life, health, wealth, relationships and spirituality and discuss ways in which we can help each other improve them. Areas of interest could be health & beauty, fashion style and colour, fitness & nutrition, art, films, books, or anything of interest! We will have group discussions and guest speakers!

Course Cost £60.00 – (Only 7 places available) For more information contact Lynsey: Mobile: 07818 402392 Email: lynsey@lam-lifecoaching.com www.lam-lifecoaching.com

Relieve stress, pain, tension and relax Contact Will 0770 321 9182 www.alexandertechniquelondon.org CHIROPODIST

VISITING practice Jane Darby WMSCh Gaenor Farren-Smith MBAcC, MRCHM Hungerford MPS Pract . Tel. 01672 512211. 01488 686946 www.myacucare.co.uk. DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

PODIATRIST / CHIROPODIST

Sports injuries, postural and tension aches, RSI’s etc treated. Sarah Gomer, CHRIS RADFORD, Wagon Yard, Hungerford (01488) 681331/07879 Marlborough. 0800 731 6879, evenings 01672 516006. 040621

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Adviser Directory

The adviser, Friday, May 6 to 13, 2011

PAINTING & DECORATING

WHEN SEEKING ADVERTISING RESULTS... TURN TO THE ADVISER

PAINTING & DECORATING

D.J.C.

• Over 20 years experience • Fully insured •Free estimates • Competitive prices Call Darren Home: 01672 519850 Mobile: 07877 675162 No Job Too Small

BUILDING CONTRACTOR

BUILDING CONTRACTOR

SIMON THORPE

ROSS EDWARDS

New builds, Extensions, Brickwork Roofing & General building services All work Fully insured. For a free quote call

New Buildings Extensions, Maintenance and Alterations

BUILDING CONTRACTOR

Painting & Decorating Services

D & R RANDALL

PAINTING & DECORATING SPECIALISTS

30 years experience

Free Estimates

Robert Randall Tel: 01672 539213 (M): 07743 186740

ROOFING SERVICES

Specialists in...

Roof Tiling, Slating, Flat Roofing, Leadwork & Exterior Refurbishment

For free estimates and professional advice call Mark Holsman on 01488-71117 or Fax 01488-71118

ROOFING

Your most up-to-date FREE guide to shops and services in the district

Tel. 01672 514215 Mobile 07775 727389

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

iB E S T

Ian Barnes Electrical Services & Testing

Complete domestic electrical installation service Inspection & Testing

Tel: 01672 520147 Mobile: 07747 414493

Building Contractor

12 Thomson Way, Marlborough Telephone 01672

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WELL DONE ROTARY AND HUNGERFORD! Hungerford Rotarians collected £790.95 for the army’s national charity ABF at the weekend organiser David Heather reports. ABF Berkshire chairman Peter Walker has thanked the Rotary club for its work saying the figure is an achievement of which Hungerford can be proud.

HUNGERFORD JUNE FLOWER FESTIVAL SUGGESTED FOR QUEEN’S JUBILEE A Hungerford June Flower Festival has been suggested to celebrate The Queen’s diamond jubilee next year. The suggestion was made at the last Hungerford Town Council meeting at which the mayor, Cr Martin Crane appealed to townspeople for celebratory suggestions. NEW BUSINESS Walks and a general sprucing up of the town have already been MARLBOROUGH MOBILITY STORE OPENS suggested. The Marlborough Mobility Store is open for business as their The council is also discussing a more pro-active role in marketing advertisement depicts today. Hungerford. The store is overseen by director Willie McIvor and he and his staff are there to help you. Be it rise and recline furniture of the latest mobility scooters, BRIGADOON FOR TOWN SHOW Brigadoon has been revealed as the 2012 Town Show by David Willies team will help. A hire service is available, there are free hearing tests and Clayton Chairman of The Community of Hungerford Theatre Company. Lerner and Loewe, who also wrote My Fair Lady, have footcare. produced a wonderful musical, he goes on to say, which tells Free assessments and advice are also available on stairlifts. The Marlborough Mobility Store is at 55 George Lane adjoining the tale of an enchanted village that appears out of the Highland mist for one day in every 100 years. Musical numbers include Kennet Pharmacy. Tel 01672 511550. Also at Ellendune Shopping Centre, Wroughton. el. 01793 `Almost Like Being in Love` and `Heather on the Hill` which amongst others are a delight. It’s a story of community, mystery 815083. and romance with many opportunities for adults, boys and girls of all ages to sing, dance and act as we bring this Highland fantasy to life. Whether or not you`ve been involved with the Community of SHOW AN OUTSTANDING SUCCESS The Royal County of Berkshire Show at Newbury Showgrounds Hungerford Theatre Company before, all are invited to the shows was again an outstanding success at the weekend with thousands launch on Monday 19th September at Herongate Leisure (7.15 to 8.15 for juniors and 8.15 to 10.15 for adults) at which you hear of people attending and rain failing to dampen enthusiasm. the music and learn more about the story. Audition pieces will be available for principal roles which will take place on September 26th but no auditions are necessary if you wish to be in the chorus. RIOT ARREST AT HUNGERFORD A young Hungerford man was arrested after the recent riots and We would also welcome those that preferring to stay backstage charged with offences under the Communications Act, police getting involved with; costumes, props, lighting, painting, publicity told Hungerford town councillors at a rcent meeting. Police also etc etc. There`s always plenty to do and there are sure to be new reported that three prolific shoplifters were arrested in Newbury friends and laughs along the way building to the excitement of after a tip-off from Hungerford. Their car contained a large quantity the show itself playing to packed houses next February! For more details please take a look at www.hungerfordtheatrecompany.co.uk of goods. -Barry Waddell RESIDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF WORK CHAMBER SEEKS RETAIL MEMBERS Residents near Hungerford’s priory will be notified of 18 months of Hungerford Chamber of Commerce is seeking more active retail demolition and construction work at the request of Cr Jean Hutchmembers. This was emphasised at a recent chamber meeting. ings District councillor Paul Hewer assured Hungerford town councillors before their last meeting that any valuable waste materials from the project would be salvaged. EENIE MEENIE MARKET A GREAT SUCCESS 21 HUNGERFORD SPEED TICKETS IN 2 HOURS Hungerford’s first eenie meenie market recntly was an overwhelm- Police issued 21 speeding tickets in two hours on the easter aping success. Many local families came to buy second hand baby proach to Hungerford recently. and children’s clothes, toys and books; there were great goodie bags Hungerford town councillors were given this information before and there was a free raffle for all children. The eenie meenie Christ- their last meeting when police said they were concentrating on mas market will be held on Saturday 17th December. If you wish to reducing speeding around Hungerford. book a stall please contact Maura on eeniemeeniemarket@gmail. Councillors were also told of a further raid on Cobb’s Farm when com. a tractor was stolen. It was the eleventh raid on the farm and an arrest had been made. Police also said they had acted against a drug distributor in Hungerford. CHURCH FETE RAISES OVER £1000 PROBLEM TREE IN HUNGERFORD St Mary’s, Chilton Foliat church fete raised more than £1000 last Hungerford town councillors before their last meeting were told Saturday; a good result given the economic downturn and rain by District Councillor David Holtby of a problem plane tree at the during the morning. entrance to the Forge in Hungerford.

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MARLBOROUGH MARLBOROUGH THEATRE’S GREAT LINE-UP The Theatre on the Hill, at the heart of the new St John’s school on Granham Hill in Marlborough, is now in its second season and thriving, This Autumn and into 2012 the theatre is offering with a full and varied programme of events appealing to a broad crosssection of the local population. Well-known names, including BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards double winners Show of Hands, described by The Independent as “a class act”, and a touring West-End style show Let’s Do The Twist are certain to attract large audiences, although the top selling show this Autumn will undoubtedly be the St John’s student production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. The 350-seat theatre is growing in popularity among a diverse and eclectic range of theatre companies and performers from across the UK, as well as providing a venue for performances and events for local community groups. In addition to school productions including Thoroughly Modern Millie, the star turn of the Autumn Season is perhaps Let’s Do the Twist on 14 October. The West End-style show, described as “electrifying” showcases music from the greatest musical stars of the 1950s and 60s Rock ‘n’ Roll era wrapped up in a Happy Days family style feel. This hugely successful show has already been snapped up by Impresario Bill Kenwright for a week at the Theatre Royal in Windsor. Kate O’Connor, Events Organiser at St John’s, expects this to be a sell-out evening. “We are very lucky to have been able to get a date in Marlborough on their tour. I’m sure it is going to be a fun filled, lively evening” Other highlights of the season include a 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards double winners Show of Hands on 26 October, organised by Marlborough Folk Roots as part of a tour which culminates in a sell-out concert at the Royal Albert Hall in April next year. The phenomenally popular duo Steve Knightley and Phil Beer hail from rock backgrounds but today their engaging music dips and dives through roots, rock, blues, country and traditional genres to make an unmistakable signature sound played out on a wealth of instruments from slide guitar to mandocello, fiddle to South American cuatro.Theatrical performances include the highly acclaimed Icarus Theatre Collective with their bold and exciting performance of Macbeth, Shakespeare’s most bloody and fearfilled tragic “Scottish Play” on 16 November and Proteus Theatre Company’s Arabian Nights on January 27, a magical journey to the Far East in the company of Scheherazade. PLASTIC BOTTLE AND CARDBOARD SERVICE Wiltshire Council is introducing a new fortnightly plastic bottle and cardboard collection service. For details tel. 0300 4560102. -you read it in the Adviser!

MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE PROJECT TO BOOST TOWN ECONOMY Marlborough’s historic Ivy House Hotel will become part of Marlborough College in an approved plan to convert it into a girls’ house. The move, although downgraded by some Marlborough civic and commerce leaders, is expected to be a bonus to the town which already benefits hugely from the college. It is suggested that a college investment of around £7m would have a positive effect on the town with increased employment and wages and increased parent participation in the town’s economy. OUTSTANDING LITERARY FESTIVAL Marlborough’s literary festival has been proclaimed an outstanding success. It has gained national recognition in only its second year and is destimed to become an annual event. UPSTREAM FISH MIGRATION DISCUSSED AT MARLBOROUGH A recent Marlborough Town Council amenities and open spaces committee meeting received a report from Mr Mark Heelis of the Environment Agency. Among points discussed was upstream fish migration, currently limited on the River Kennet to Marlborough by sluice gates at Town Mill and Coopers Meadow and the possibility of installing fish ladders to alleviate the issue.

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METAL DETECTING DAY RAISES £2500 FOR ROTARY CHARITIES Thanks to Peter Kindersley and his staff, Sheepdrove Organic Farm welcomed The Rotary Club of Hungerford for their annual Metal Detecting day and enabled enthusiasts to contribute nearly £2500 to the Club’s nominated local charities.

President, David Wallis, on the left, seen with Yvonne Haddrell and Neil McPherson, was very impressed with the attendance and most interested to see some of the objects found. The pictures show some of the “booty” such as Roman coins, nail cleaner, brooches, buttons, musket balls, thimbles, sheeps bell and even a dog bowl made in 2007 REUNION By John Cameron-Hayes I don’t intend to start writing my column again but readers have questioned why I have failed in recent months to report my tales of daring do in the articles which I once wrote for the Adviser. I remind you that my weekly column appeared one hundred and fifty seven times ; and I was able to make you aware, without boasting , that I had served boldly and bravely brandishing my sword in many campaigns for Queen and Country, and felt you needed no further evidence of my bravery, courage and audacity. However, in spite of my gallantry no award was pinned to my chest ; so in order to maintain my stature I manufactured an array of medals with the help of my friend – a farrier , and a young lady who cut up some designer material to provide the medal ribbons. Although I have felt unrewarded for my courageous exploits , there has now come a time for my valour and intrepidity to be acclaimed. So I must declare that The First Lady and I recently celebrated a ‘three score’ reunion which deserves recognition . And it has only been achieved by resorting to ‘Military Discipline’ imposed by me, and strict enforcement of ‘Zero Tolerance’. Hitherto there has been no case of ‘ Domestic Violence’ - but there is still time. All I ask for is the award of a gallantry medal which I think I have deserved.

UMPIRES AND SCORERS NEEDED Becoming an Umpire or Scorer could be the best decision you’ve ever made! Umpires and Scorers are an integral part of the game of cricket and without them it would not exist. The Berkshire Cricket Officials Association (BCOA) are very committed to seeing an increase in the number of active qualified Cricket Officials, and are hoping to encourage as many prospective and existing Umpires & Scorers as possible to attend our courses in early 2012. No experience is required for either role, and we would like to stress that umpiring and scoring is a fun and rewarding part of the game. We are holding a special “Meet our Team” day on Saturday 22nd October 2011, which will include an introduction to all of our courses. Our training team will be available to answer questions and give details about course content, assessment, plus our continuing support programme. Why not come along and chat to our training team, we are sure that their enthusiasm and commitment will motivate you into taking part. Sessions on Saturday 22nd October 2011 will take place as follows: 10.30am to 12.30pm at North Maidenhead CC 2.30pm to 4.30pm at Kidmore End CC If you are interested in attending a course, but unable to attend either session on Saturday 22nd October 2011, please contact our Administration Officer by email at admin@berkscoa.co.uk to register your interest. We also have a website which contains lots of useful information relating to umpiring and scoring http://www. berkscoa.co.uk/ -Avril. MINIMUM DISRUPTION SOUGHT DURING BRIDGE WORKS District Councillor David Holtby assured Hungerford Town Councillors before their last meeting that minimum disruption to traffic was being sought during canal bridge works. He said it was hoped that any road closures would be after Christmas. *The council is seeking a name for the bridge and this is likely to incorporate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to be celebrated next year.

100 HEAR HISTORICAL ADDRESS BY JACK WILLIAMS Over a hundred people gathered for the first Hungerford Historical Association talk of the new season given by local historian and ex-mayor Jack Williams. Jack and his family have had a long involvement with the fire service in Hungerford and he was able to recount fascinating stories from the past ranging from catching the horses before being able to take the horse drawn fire appliance out; to attending road accidents on the M4. Jack was the first fireman at the scene when James Flour Mill caught fire in June 1960. This was the largest ever fire in Hungerford’s history and took fifteen days to damp down. Jack also bought along photos; fireman’s helmets; boots and other memorabilia from both Hungerford and Hungerford’s twin town of Ligeuil in France. The next talk will be given by Dr Hugh Pihlens “The Pihlens family – from Latvia to Hungerford on Wednesday, October 26th at 7.30pm in the Corn Exchange, Hungerford -Shelagh Parry.

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HUNGERFORD HOMELESSNESS CHARITY SEEKS HELP Threshold, Swindon’s homelessness charity, is looking for participants run to their emergency hostel in the centre of town, to deliver tins of soup and food as part of their annual Soup Run event on Thursday 3rd November. Threshold is aiming to re-stock their supplies ahead of the busy Winter period with tins of soup or food and is hoping generous and fit supporters will come out on the afternoon of the 3rd and run with their tins. There is no set distance and no entry fee, runners just need to arrive at Culvery Court, Harding Street, between 4:30pm and 7:30pm. This is a free to enter event and it is an opportunity to raise funds for the charity through sponsorship. As an incentive there will be event t-shirts for participants who raise £10 or more in sponsorship. Threshold serve 2 hot meals every day to 30 residents in their hostel and move-on houses and support up to another 50 a day at Breakfast Club, Day Centre and the Filling Station and so it’s crucial this is a successful event and a really good crowd attend. Phil Smith, Operations Director at Threshold said “We are encouraging people of all ages and fitness levels to enter in teams or as an individual to challenge each other as well as themselves on what is sure to be a cold, dark evening to raise vital funds and food supplies for the winter”. -Kirsty McNally FOOTBALL WITH RON TARRY HUNGERFORD OUT OF FA TROPHY Although Hungerford created plenty of chances and hit the bar no less than 4 times at Yate on Saturday, Hungerford were knocked out of the F.A.Trophy by a last-minute goal from Russ Church. Tuesday’s visit of Tiverton Town in the league was vitally important if Hungerford were to “stop the rot”, and they did just that. Matt Day’s goal early in the second half earned Hungerford all three points, but they had to battle strongly near the end as the visitors threatened to salvage a point. Bideford beat Clevedon to move into second place, but Hungerford’s win increased their lead at the top of the table to 6 points, a small safety margin with some tough league matches to come. ADVISER PRE-CHRISTMAS TRADE ISSUES Watch for The Hungerford and Marlborough Weekly Adviser’s traditional special pre-Christmas trade issues beginning on October 28 and continuing weekly until Christmas.

HUNGERFORD SEEKS ANSWERS TO GAS WORKS QUESTIONS A difference of opinion has emerged over Hungerford Town Council’s efforts to receive an indication of concilliation for the town’s and residents’ inconvenience during the prolonged recent gas works in the town centre. It was apparent at the last Hungerford Town Council meeting that the mayor Cr Martin Crane’s opinion and that of District Councillor David Holtby varied considerably. Cr Holtby said there was no mechanism for town compensation, unlike individual businesses seeking compensation for alleged loss of business. Cr Holtby said the contractors had encountered unpredicted obstacles in their works and had not been able to complete on time. He said he had found a lack of liaison between the council and chamber of commerce with Hungerford businesses during the crisis. Cr Crane questioned whether the holdup under the railway bridge was because West Berkshire had not done its homework. Cr Roger Thompson said he had written to West Berkshire Council with several questions that had not been answered. BRIDGE WORK BEGINS ON OCTOBER 31 Hungerford’s Kennet and Avon Canal footbridge work is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 31 and end by March 22, 2012. Contractors and West Berkshire Council representatives have said that disruption will be kept to a minimum. However, there will be a series of lane closures at various times. Details of work and closures were given to the last Hungerford Chamber of Commerce meeting. Three days of lane closures would be necessary from November 21 and five days from January 30. The bridge would be lifted into position during two night closures. The traffic diversion would be fully signposted. Chamber members were told that works would close before Christmas and start again at the end of January. Chamber members were told it would not be possible to start the whole project after the Christmas break. *The contractors have agreed to make a £500 donation to the chamber for the Victorian Extravaganza and work will not be carried out during the Victorian Extravaganza on December 9.

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BE WATERWISE IN KENNET! Thames Water is offering customers in the Hungerford and Marlborough area free water-saving gadgets for taps, showers and toilets that could help cut utility bills by up to £75 a year. In a bid to encourage people to value this increasingly precious resource and use less of it without making drastic changes to their lifestyles, Thames Water has launched Waterwisely, www.thameswater.co.uk/waterwisely, the world’s first online water-efficient town. Customers can log on to Waterwisely to calculate their water use and get a report for their household together with a series of tips for reduced water use – and bills – and make pledges to do so which they can share with friends on Facebook. FREE WATER-SAVING GADGETS People can order a series of free water-saving gadgets from Waterwisely, including tap aerators and water-efficient shower heads, hosepipe triggers, devices to reduce the water used flushing toilets and shower timers, challenging people to take showers of four minutes of or less. Water for the Hungerford and Marlborough area comes from underground bore holes feeding the River Kennet, the world-renowned chalk stream. It is recognised that taking water from the Kennet has the potential to put strain on the wildlife habitats the river supports. Charlotte Hitchmough, director of Action for the River Kennet (ARK), said: “There simply is no excuse not to take advantage of Waterwisely’s offer of water-saving gadgets - they are completely free and could reduce your utility bills by up to £75 a year. REDUCING THE STRAIN “By using less water each of us can reduce the strain on the River Kennet. It’s a no-brainer. ARK will continue to put pressure on all parties to make sure the amount of water going to Swindon is drastically reduced, and in the mean time we can all value every drop of water we use in the Kennet valley.’’ Dr Rose Timlett, WWF-UK freshwater programme manager, said: “This year, low rainfall coupled with abstraction to supply homes in Marlborough, Hungerford and Swindon have taken their toll on the River Kennet. With low flow levels along the river, and some stretches

having dried up completely, the recovery of some river species including voles and otters could be threatened. “The good news is that we can band together to reduce the amount of water we use around the home, and so help to reduce the amount of water that needs to be taken from this river. Each of us uses around 160 litres of water a day and the Government is aiming to get this down to 130. It is estimated that nearly a third of the water we use is unnecessary - so taking up the offer of free waterefficient kit and trying to reduce the amount we use can make a big difference without any big investments or sacrifice from home owners.” NOT TAKING WATER FOR FUN Richard Aylard, Thames Water’s sustainability director, added: “We don’t take water from rivers for fun, or for any other reason than because our customers need it. If they use less, then we will take less. Water-efficiency is not just our responsibility. It is a team effort in which we, our regulators and our customers all have a part to play.” Meanwhile Thames Water continues to work on a longterm solution to reduce the amount we transfer to south Swindon from our bore hole at nearby Axford. 15 MILES TO SWINDON Of the 10 (Mld) million litres a day on average that the company takes from the aquifer under Axford, 6Mld to 7 Mld is piped 15 miles north to Swindon, with the rest supplying customers locally. While the water used locally is returned to the Kennet following treatment at sewage works in the area, the 6-7 Mld of water going to Swindon, once used, is not fed back to the Kennet but rather to the River Ray, a tributary of the Thames. This means every day the Kennet is losing up to seven million litres, which has the potential to put a lot of strain on the wildlife habitats that the river supports. PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT In order to protect the chalk stream environment, the Environment Agency has said previously that it plans to ask Thames Water to reduce the water it sends to Swindon from Axford by 3Mld. The company is working with the EA on a plan for a £10m pipeline to take water from the River Thames at Farmoor Reservoir, halving Swindon’s reliance on the Kennet. -Simon Evans.

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