Advertiser March20

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March 2020


Inside this month: Hazel Interiors Barnes: Holidays United Church: Free Play The Little Goat Shop Company Regent Cinema: Movies For You Churches Together In Faringdon Artist Of The Month: Bob Marchant Matthew Adcock: Bird Boxes Update Promoting local business, trade and services. Advertise! Be Seen! Call Lou 01367 244975 or 07894 554551

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Advertiser Chris Lewis Electrical Domestic and Commercial Works Free Quotations

07834 983 155 Faringdon based electrician Call us today to see how we can help you?

The Happy Plaice Mobile Fish & Chips Freshly Cooked Fish & Chips as well as many other options.

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Steventon Stanford Marcham Charlton East Hendred East Challow

Village Hall Village Hall Orchard Way Barnard Way White Road Village Hall

Call me Darren Pryde to order 07769 867221

Matthew Adcock Matthew has made and sold 190 bird boxes and Superstar! with other donations, so far raised over £2000.00 for ‘WIRES’ a charity in Australia. Thank you to everyone that has supported, purchased and donated for this great cause. A special thanks to ‘David Keeling’ from ‘Acorn Timber Supplies’ who donated all the wood. Travis Perkins in Faringdon for donating all the pins and Shirley Gillanders ‘Create22’ for making all the lovely tags. The justgiving page is still active so if anyone would like to donate then the link is 57858345633158&id=698873157

A & L Garden Maintenance All aspects of garden maintenance including grass cutting, strimming, turfing, hedging, decking. Free estimates without obligation. Fully Insured.

Call Les: 01367 870305 Mobile: 07969 264304 Email:

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Faringdon Business Breakfast Club


The Dog Studio Dog Grooming and Hydrotherapy Centre Call Trish: 01367 820060 Cowleaze Farm, Woolstone, Oxon SN7 7QS Email:

It was, in fact, our first meeting of 2020 we were lucky to hear from Lisa Hollander from ‘All Eyes Of You’ who talked to us about presentation and speaking skills. With around a dozen members who had clearly recovered from the season’s festivities we approached the ’60-secod’ round with gusto and enthusiasm. It was great to welcome Roger Carpenter the ‘Faringdon Handyman’ to his first meeting and judging by the number of business cards he handed out it will not be his last. It is always impressive to hear about the quality and quantity of businesses and services that are on offer from members of FBBC. You could improve your productivity by training on Voice Recognition software or get London quality commercial advice at Wiltshire prices, and almost everything in between. Lisa Hollander’s presentation gave us a stage performers insight into how best you can train your voice to create the desired impact in meetings and presentations. Lisa’s theme and practical advice brought out a lot of interesting points not the least of which was the ‘squeeze a lemon’ tip which I will allow you to use your imagination about. Lisa held everyone’s attention during her presentation and that was not made easy with a number of distractions coming from the restaurant as a boisterous wedding party had their breakfast. Our next meeting will be on 2 March 2020 when we will conduct a mini workshop that will look at how we can use the vast knowledge and experience with in FBBC to help members overcome their biggest business challenges they are facing over the next 6 months. So, book your place by going to:

Faringdon Bell Ringers 579798 Congratulations to Andrew Slater on ringing his first quarter peal. Andrew has been ringing at All Saints Faringdon for some years but his progress has been hampered by university and jobs in Brazil, China and the Canary Islands to mention but a few. A full peal is 5040 different changes and takes about three hours. The quarter was at Coleshill and was conducted by Joe Norton of Shellingford. This month the Vale ringers met at Longcot where the bells are rung from the ground floor. In the 19th century many churches, including Faringdon, brought the ringers down into the church to give the clergy more control. Ringers had come to ring more in line with ale house opening times than church services ! The bells are the voice of the community and are rung to mark Christian, national, local and personal events as well as for church services. A couple being married at Sudbury House asked if their friends could ring Faringdon bells to celebrate the occasion. This was a very unusual request but the Vicar was happy to give his permission. Whether or not you would like to try ringing we would love to welcome you to visit Sunday service ringing (9.45-10.30 am) or Monday practice (7.30-9.00 pm) at All Saints Church or you can contact us by emailing

Unicorn Oxon Ltd Plumbing & Heating Specialists

All Gas Work All Plumbing Work Bathrooms Gas Appliances Boiler Servicing Central Heating Landlord Cert's QUALITY WITH CARE Locally based - call Steve 07901 772 058

The Advertiser Magazine Deadline for the April Edition is 20th March

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REGENT CINEMA Weds 4th March - Judy (12A) (2019 - Biography, Drama, Romance) Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts. Stars: Renee Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock Film duration: 1 hour 58 mins (no interval) Free tea/coffee and a biscuit Matinee Club @ The Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange, Faringdon Doors open 12.30pm, film starts at 1pm Tickets in advance £4 from Faringdon Information Centre / £5 on the door Matinee Club Membership - Just £24 for 12 films (inc half price pre-booked Blockbuster evening cinema tickets)

Fri 27th March - Official Secrets (15) (2019 - Biography, Crime, Drama) The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Stars:Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, MyAnna Buring Film duration: 1 hrs 52 mins plus 15 min interval Blockbuster @ The Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange, Faringdon Doors open 7.00pm, film starts at 7.30pm Tickets in advance £3 U18s, £4 Adult, £10 Family from Faringdon Information Centre Tickets on door £4 U18s, £5 Adult, £11 Family For more info or to join the mailing list, please visit our website Tickets can be bought in advance from Faringdon Information Centre, 5 Market Square, Faringdon SN7 7HL

01367 240402

Diggers - Dumpers - Shredders - Floor sanders Breakers - Wallpaper strippers - Heaters Dehumidifiers - Concrete mixers & Much more Old Sawmills Rd, Park Rd, Faringdon, SN7 7DS

12 London Street, Faringdon

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HAZEL INTERIORS Specialist Designers & Makers of Curtains & Soft Furnishings

“ Come and see our fabulous new fabric collections or arrange a free home consultation� 1 Mill Street, Wantage T:01235 799914 | Hazel Interiors have a small shop just off the market square in Wantage which is full of fabulous fabric collections, fantastic wallpapers, rugs and carpets where you are welcome to pop in and browse at your leisure. Hazel Interiors has been looking after clients since 1990 and has a wealth of experience, enabling them to give advice on colour schemes and styles. They are happy to assist with the fabric selection for a single blind or to provide the complete refurbishment of your home. All their soft furnishings are made in a traditional manner, using good quality linings and accessories. Hazel Interiors also provides a free home consultations service, bringing fabrics and inspiration to you. Their aim is to help you make your home somewhere you can relax and spend quality time with your family and friends. Hazel Interiors shop is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Please visit their website: -

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Mellors Mot and Garage Ltd Drive Well For Less

Free Pick Up & Delivery To All Wantage & Surrounding Villages

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MOT’s - All Repairs & Servicing Book A Service & Get Your MOT ½ price Batteries - Air Conditioning Light Commercial Vehicles Horse Boxes Diagnostics Courtesy Cars & Vans Car Sales Tyres & Exhausts Jet Wash & Under Cover Vacuum Open 24/7 Forecourt Shop Professional Valet Service Nectar Clubcard Points On Fuel Sales

Think Vehicle Think Mellors

01235 760 606 Faringdon Road, Wantage, OX12 9TE

Over 25 Years Experience - City & Guilds Qualified All Aspects of Painting & Decorating For a prompt and friendly service No VAT & Fully Insured

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Manufacturers of Natural Goats Milk Soap, Lotions, Shampoos & more.

It’s hard to escape the appalling reality of how our dependence on single-use plastics is wreaking havoc on our planet. Pictures of plastic washed seas and beaches are now commonplace – a recent report predicted that by 2050 there will be more plastic by weight, than fish in our oceans. One evening I was sat on the sofa with the dog, scrolling through Instagram when I saw a post detailing simple swaps we could all make in our homes to alleviate some of this dreaded single-use plastic. The one that seemed simplest to me was switching to bars of soap rather than pumps, so I started browsing the Internet for some nice artisan soap, thinking why not support a small business at the same time? It was strangely difficult to find what I wanted. When it eventually turned up, my soap was wrapped in bubble wrap. Something so simple as soap really shouldn’t cost the earth – that was my light bulb moment. I immediately purchased my domain and “It Won’t Cost The Earth” was born. It Won’t Cost The Earth is an online marketplace that makes shopping sustainably not only really easy, but also an absolute pleasure! We have taken all the hard work out of researching sustainable and ethically made products so you can shop on our platform safe in the knowledge that your purchase is making a difference, not only to the future of our planet but also to the lives of small business owners across the UK. If you search carefully, you’ll even find Faringdon based, The Solid Bar Company on there! I’d like to be able to say that I teach my children about the importance of looking after the environment, but the truth is, they teach me. I think there is a more pressing urgency than protecting the planet for future generations – protecting the planet for the current generation. The emergency is here, it’s happening right now. It’s not about safeguarding the world for the future anymore, it’s about sorting out the huge crisis we are currently in. My greatest ambition is to see IWCTE help to grow and support hundreds of small businesses across the UK. It’s difficult to focus on advertising and growing your business when you are also trying to create products and sell them. I’d love to alleviate that stress for all our sellers so they can concentrate on the amazing things they are producing. I’d like sustainable living to be commonplace in our homes. It would be great to see everyone reduce their dependency on single-use plastics and instead look for quality and longevity in their purchases. Please visit us online at and support small UK businesses whilst shopping more sustainably. Andrea

Visit our on site shop, for a wonderful array of gifting needs, from Greetings Cards, Guest Soaps, Lavish Gift Sets, stunning bespoke Handcrafted Pens. Goats Milk Soaps, Lotions and Solid Shampoos, specially formulated to relieve the symptoms of Eczema, Psoriasis, Dermatitis and Dry Skin Conditions.

SHOP OPEN Fridays 12:00 - 4:00, Saturdays 10:00 - 2:00

01367 810346

Park Farm, Littleworth, Faringdon, SN7 8ED

Watchfield Village Hall Mondays 6.30pm Call Michael on 07790968374

Faringdon United Church Wednesday 5.30pm and 7.30pm Thursday's 9.30am *Morning Group* Highworth Recreation Centre, The Elms. Thursday's 5.30pm and 7.30pm Contact Louise on 07717681939 Stanford in the Vale Mill Farm, Faringdon Road, Thursday's 5.30pm & 7:30pm Call Amy on 07514 255703

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A specialist firm dealing with private client work including Wills • Estate Administration • Lasting Powers of Attorney and all aspects of residential property and conveyancing work such as Sales • Purchases • Remortgages • Shared Ownership Development Transactions • Land Transactions • Property Investment Angel Wilkins LLP, The White Barn, Manor Farm, Manor Road, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8NE Tel: 01235 775100 Fax: 01235 775101 Email: - - Angel Wilkins LLP is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority: SRA number: 524327

YOUR COMPLETE OXFORDSHIRE SERVICE & REPAIR CENTRE Call Malcolm on: 01367 718698 � � � � � � � �

MOT’s Tyres - Tracking Brakes - Clutches Battery Replacement Exhausts - Timing Belts Servicing For All Makes Of Vehicles Mechanical Repairs - Air-Con Re-Gas Professional Diagnostics & Fault Finding

Foxtail Garage is Oxfordshire’s premier independent BMW Specialists offering a full range of professional diagnostics, fault finding and servicing for all vehicle makes and models. White Horse Business Park Ware Road, Stanford in the Vale Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 8NY

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Combining Aerobics and Weights linked to Optimal Weight Control How can we get the most out of our exercise routine? I have always advocated variety when it comes to training for health, fitness and weight maintenance. According to a recent study in the U.S., the best way to maintain a healthy weight is to combine aerobic activities (like walking) and resistance training (lifting weights). Those of us who are sedentary are far more likely to be obese compared to those who do any form of exercise. When we combine aerobic exercise and weight training we are far more likely to maintain a healthy weight. It is important to remember that energy imbalance (calories in verses calories out) along with balanced nutrition play the biggest role when it comes to weight control. Exercising can make us hungry and can lead to us eating more, so in isolation it may not be as helpful as we think when it comes to losing weight! Where regular exercise is beneficial to weight control, it may prevent you from putting the kilos on in the first place. The research shows that the incidence of obesity is much lower among active people than sedentary people, whether their activity is aerobic or resistance-oriented. If you combine aerobic and resistance exercises you are 50% less likely to be obese than your sedentary counterpart, and 20% less likely to be obese than those doing only one type of exercise. Doing either aerobic or muscle-strengthening exercise is good for a healthy weight, but doing both is better! I do understand than being overweight can prevent us from being active. If this is the case with you then what you eat takes on even more importance. Lurching from one unbalanced diet to another never seems to end well and can lead to food cravings and low mood. This means we’re more likely to eat the highly palatable and calorie dense foods which are so tempting and addictive, sometimes more than our desire to exercise! So if you cannot exercise pay even more attention to your diet as it will have a greater impact on your weight than if you are active. For best results, combine aerobic exercise with resistance training and a nutritious, balanced diet. If that is difficult then take part in either aerobic exercise or resistance training and eat a nutritious diet. At least keep active and eat well! If you cannot be active make sure your diet is full of whole, nutrient-dense foods. Here to support you through Personal Training, Nutritional Advice and Therapeutic Massage – Rich Richard Marfell Wellness Coach 07800 636004



Painter & Decorator 01367 244927 07768 016804

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D KITCHEN PLUMBER Domestic Plumbing & Heating Repairs Friendly Reliable Service 25+years experience Call Darrall on Tel: 01367 710312 Mobile: 07799 266958

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We offer government funded Nursery places to some 2 year olds, as well as 3 and 4 year olds For more information, contact Stephanie Chapman

01367 243800 Winners of the Oxfordshire Sports Awards, Community Coach of the Year, Claire & Jon What day is it?... FRIYAY!!! This is what you hear being shouted every Friday morning, as the ladies gather for the team photo, at the end of the weekly one hour run club session. At this point we’re high on endorphins, or life, or both. Group exercise can do that! Post run, we like to reward our efforts with coffee and cake. After the initial furore of greetings and complicated coffee orders, a strange quietness descends for a few moments. It’s Strava time! Strava is an activity recording app, which enables runners to map, time and compare with fellow runners. Then the noise starts again, as the ladies excitedly compare stats, achievements and medal hauls. Running? Oh yes, we do a little of that too. Most of our runners do at least 5k once a week, but most do more, and several do a lot more. In November 2019, our run leaders Claire & Jon, were nominated and won the Oxfordshire Sports, Community Coach of the Year Award. A proud day for all of us. In partnership with the Faringdon Far Runners, we are currently running our 2020 Couch to 5k programme. Record numbers of men and women are showing up on Friday and Sunday mornings, their main aim, to get up off the couch, get outside, and get fit in the process. It doesn't matter how far you run, or how fast, you can run with us! Come and join in the fun! Ladies Run Group run on Friday mornings at 9:30am, meeting at the Faringdon Skate Park / Rugby Club. The Far Runners run on Tuesday & Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings. For more information, go to our Facebook pages:


Specialising Neck, Shoulder and Back Pain

Massage Therapist 07775 616239 Hours 9am - 9pm Weekdays 1 Market Place, Faringdon SN7 7HL

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Wine Made Easy!

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Old World Wine This month I thought it would be nice to stick to the so called old world wines. These refer to France, Italy, Spain, Germany and perhaps the outlying countries around these four. It is thought that grape vines came into these countries through Italy, where the Greeks introduced the vine on their travels. The vine took to the soils of Italy and then the other countries and flourished, grew and altered as time went by. Later in the development of vines and wines, travellers took the plants with them when they settled in new countries and thus the production and consumption of wine became a global business and pastime. Like any natural product, there are good years and poor ones when the growers struggle. Fortunately for us, the advances in technical understanding of the growing of vines, managing their cultivation and better weather forecasting all help to smooth things out. So now you tend to hear of good years and OK years and very few poor years. If you look at France, there are some families that have been growing wines for many generations and often they produce some outstanding wines, which come with a price tag to match. Fortunately for you and I, they also make more modest wines, some using the grapes that did not make it into the top class, others from vineyards that are outside a geographic region often next door literally, so the grapes are the same and the soil and climate almost the same, but they can’t be called a specific type of wine. French rules are very strict on these aspects. This is great as the result can be some wines which are lovely to drink and not too expensive. Picking a couple that I have drunk recently. Guigal are a maker of some expensive wines, a Google search brought up £120 for a bottle, way outside my price bracket. On the other hand if you pop into Tesco or Waitrose, you can find a Guigal Cote du Rhone for £9 - £12, depending if it is on offer. This wine has a lovely deep red colour and a smooth, almost silky feel as you drink it. The flavours and smells are all dark berries and cherries combined, plus a pleasant peppery spiciness that comes through. The flavours last a good time in your mouth. This wine will complement most red meats and chicken, plus I think salmon. Another family concern producing big name wines is the Perrin family, who deliver some stonking Chateauneuf du Pape wines, but they also produce La Vieille Ferme red and white wines, which are great value easy drinking wines from Southern France. Chapoutier is another name to watch out for, yet again, there are very expensive wines and several in the £8 - £10 bracket. The Belleruche wine which is another Cote du Rhone wine is delightful, tasting particularly of black cherries, with a nice mouth feel as you drink. I hope you enjoy your wines and please remember to drink responsibly. Ian Lloyd Wine Enthusiast

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Commercial Mowing Gang Mowing Grass and Hedge Cutting Saw Blade Work Tree Surgery and Planting Paddock Maintenance Firewood


split hardwood logs for sale

Offering the complete Gardening and Tree Care service

BATHROOM SHOWROOM Open to the Public & Trade

For your dream bathroom Let us help!… 01367 242666

Unit A&B, Park Road, Faringdon, SN7 7DS

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Call Michael Nash on: 01367 240082 - 07889 197046


INDEPENDENT Why travel out of town? SERVICING & REPAIRS OF ALL MAKES OF � Tyres CARS & LIGHT � Brakes COMMERCIALS � Tracking VEHICLES � Clutches � � � � �


Exhausts Diagnostics Timing Belts Re-Gas Air-Con Mobil 1 Service Centre


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Lent Groups will run throughout March. There will be one meeting per week in each of the five Faringdon places of worship in turn, plus a weekly afternoon meeting starting in February. All evening meetings at 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Talks will cover topics which should concern all Christians, and many others besides, and are as follows:- At the Quaker Meeting House, Lechlade Road. ‘Who is my Neighbour?’ Immigration, Refugees, and Asylum seekers. A speaker from ‘Asylum Welcome’. - At the United Church ‘Forgiveness and Reconciliation’ with special reference to Prisons. Speaker: Fred Ireland at All Saints ‘Addressing Inequality’. Speaker: Eddie Lyle from ‘Open Doors’. at Blessed Hugh Sustainability. ‘Back from the Brink’. Speaker: Richard Benwell and members from Blessed Hugh at the Baptist Church “Living as Christians with Integrity and Dependability” Speaker: Rev Mark Greenwood at 2pm, at the United Church. “The Mystery of Everything”. Film and five study sessions on consecutive Tuesdays. This is an opportunity to meet together in all the churches in the town. Everyone is very welcome to one or all the talks, regardless of whether you attend a church or not. Enquiries to individual churches, or 01367 240929

’ Maundy Thursday April 9th 7.30pm Holy Communion Good Friday April 10th 1pm to 3pm Reflections at the Cross (You’re welcome to come or go at 2pm or stay for the 2 hours) Easter Day April 12th 8.00am Holy Communion 10.30am All-age Easter Communion 6.30pm Easter Praise Maundy Thursday April 9th 7.30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper Good Friday April 10th 3pm Service of the Passion of Our Lord Holy Saturday April 11th 8.30pm Easter Vigil and Mass Easter Sunday April 12th 9am Mass Easter Service April 12th led by Rev. Fred Ireland at 10.20am - Including Holy Communion. Easter Sunday April 12th Family Service at 10.30am - in Faringdon Junior School Hall. Easter Sunday 12th April MEETING FOR WORSHIP at 10.30am in the Friends’ Meeting House, Lechlade Rd. will be at 6am at the Folly led by members of the United Church followed by breakfast in the Blessed Hugh church hall.

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Call us on 01865 820088

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Local Author Focus with Sonia Baird This month I’m going to be doing something a little different, to help celebrate and support local authors, especially kickass women who encourage us to live our dreams. One such author is Littleworth-based Sonia Baird, who has just released her first novel ‘I Am Sam’. Born in Bury in Lancashire, Sonia had a passion for acting, which took her to London aged 16 to attend drama school. It was a passion that took her as far as exotic South Korea, before she decided to change careers after a chance encounter on a train to Cheltenham. The railways formed a major part of her professional life for the next 23 years, becoming Station Manager at Reading and Swindon railway stations, and eventually heading up the training team. But creativity was never far away in Sonia’s life. She had always harboured a desire to write a book, or as she puts it ‘to see if the old adage about there being a book inside everyone was true.’ Sonia says ‘I've never written a book before, but I have written a lot of training courses. I didn't know where to start really, so as an ex actress I concentrated on the characters to see how they shaped the story.’ The book centres around Sam, a 35 year old teaching assistant who thinks she has the ideal life when she marries her perfect man, handsome, caring and rich. After giving up the job she loves, she realises that all is not what it seems in the marriage. She embarks on a journey of a lifetime, travelling Europe in a VW pink campervan. Sonia then continues ‘The only deadline I gave myself was that I wanted to have it finished and published by my 50th birthday. That was in October and I just about achieved it, thanks to my husband Ron who paid for it to be selfpublished. When he asked what I wanted for my birthday, I said, "I want something that I can keep. My book on the shelf would be perfect".’ Anyone who would like to buy a copy of Sonia’s book can find copies at The Treatment Rooms Shrivenham, AS1 Hair and Beauty Watchfield, Lincoln Farm Park Campsite, Standlake, Claire at SNDogs or by emailing the author directly All the proceeds from the sale of the book are going to SNDogs a registered dog recue charity based in Swindon run by volunteers. You can find out more about the fantastic work of SNDogs by visiting their website Claire Meadows Est. 1986

GARDENSCAPE Individual Design, Construction & Maintenance To discuss your personal garden requirements phone: 01865 250372 or 07773333531 Roger Hutchence - BA (HONS) NCH (Landscape Construction)


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01235 762071- 07771 527222

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March is full of promise in the garden but the allotment is looking pretty bare! I love to see things grow and at this time of year, my mind turns to seeds. Having just done an audit of my over ambitious horde of seed packets, I realize it’s like a treasure trove of hope and good intentions. But if I don’t actually sow some of these old seeds sometime soon, it may be too late; they may lose their vitality; their opportunity, gone. Use it or lose it! Who knows which ones will defy the sell-by date and surprise me by flourishing? It’s the same when it comes to people. We are all stacked full of qualities, talents, and hidden potential which for one reason or another may never see the light of day. How will we ever know how rich our life can be if we never dare to wonder? When was the last time you blew the dust off some of your neglected wishes, hopes and dreams? Do they still hold the sparkle and allure they once did or is it time to update them with new, more relevant ‘what if’s. It’s a bit like going through your wardrobe to see what still fits and discarding ridiculous outdated styles! It doesn’t have to be gloomy; it could be hilarious! But you have to be courageous to explore who you are and what you want. It can be daunting without some help. Over the years, we all experience difficulties and then, confidence can slip away. We can be left feeling at a loss and unable to see ourselves in a new light. Everyone else can appear so happy and carefree compared to our own reality, that it’s all too easy to bottle up our own feelings and to become unhappy. Happiness and hope matter! Don’t put them in the back of a dusty drawer and forget about them! Happiness and health go hand in hand. As a Homeopath I give as much attention to my patients’ psychological health and well-being, as to their physical needs. I see people with problems such as loneliness, stress, anxiety and depression and I see how these states take their toll on our overall health. If your dreams have been well and truly lost and forgotten it’s never too late to have a rummage. It’s my job to help you to find them again. There is always hope in tomorrow. Give Homeopathy a try. As well as Uffington and Wantage – 01367 820709 Homeopathic consultations are now also available with Heather Abel at ‘The Health Box’, Lechlade 01367 358869

CRowDy & RoSE SoliCitoRS of fARiNGDoN AND lEChlADE We have a wealth of local knowledge and are an established part of the local community providing for the needs of our clients

Faringdon Branch

2 Market Place, Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 7HW Tel: 01367 240285 High Street, Lechlade, Gloucestershire GL7 3AE Tel: 01367 252644

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Second None Vehicle Repairs Ltd


EXCLUSIVE TO SECOND 2 NONE FREE CAR TYRE WARRANTY Lifetime accidental damage warranty on all Marshal and Jinyu tyres purchased For more information speak to Bob.

MOT’S Now Testing… Class 1 & 2 Motor Cycles Class 4 Cars Class 5 Mini Busses With 13 or More Seats Class 7 Vans Over 3,000 kg 6 Days A Week


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Faringdon Information Centre is pleased to welcome Bob Marchant as Artist of the month for March. The arts were not a priority to Bob in his youth and he opted for a career as an engineer. However, being a practical person, years later he decided to have a go at oil painting. He enrolled in an evening class and things took off from there. These days, Bob mostly paints with acrylics but likes to try different mediums and has dabbled with photography, linocuts, drypoint etching, mosaics, stained glass, marquetry and even blacksmithing. Bob is always on the lookout for a new subject or a different way of portraying an old one. Although he is a Moonraker, Bob has lived in Oxfordshire for more than 35 years. He is a member of Lechlade and Faringdon Art Societies and exhibits locally. He has an extensive range of greetings cards reproduced from his paintings. Come along to the Faringdon Information Centre during March to see Bob’s work, open Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm and 9:30 am to 1pm on Saturdays.

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Out and About Date






Tue 3rd

Litter Enforcement Event

Wed 4th

Judy (12A)

Regent Cinema


Faringdon Information Centre

From £4

Wed 4th

Who Are the Chagos Islanders

Friends Meeting House Lechlade Rd SN7 8AQ


Jennie 01367 710308

Donations for expenses

Thu 5th

White Horse Garden Club Talk “Epimedius”

Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall


Pamela Preene (Chairman) 01367 820251 or

Visitors £2.50

Fri 6th

Untouchables(15) French film with subtitles

Corn Exchange


Town Council Office In partnership with Faringdon Twinning Association

From £4

Fri 6th

Opera Unmasked: Macbeth

The Beacon, Wantage



Sat 7th

Armaleggan Border Morris in Faringdon

Market place 11am The Swan 2pm Singing & Tunes 3pm

From 11am

Sat 7th

White Horse Rotary Bingo Night

Faringdon Bowls Club


Prizes and Raffle £8 per player

Sat 7th

Cinema: Frozen 2

The Beacon, Wantage


£4 Family ticket £14

Thu 12th

U3A Talk: Evidence Based Medicine by Dr Lynda Ware

Corn Exchange


Margaret Brown on 01367 615 385

All welcome Visitors £1.50

Thu 12th

Folly Tower Open Meeting

United Church Hall

7pm 8.30pm

All ideas welcome

Fri 13th Sat 14th

CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival

The Beacon, Wantage

From 11am

Fri 11am - 5pm £2, 5pm - 11pm £3 Sat 110am - 10pm £2

Fri 13th


Faringdon Football Club

7pm for 7.45pm

£5 per book

Sat 14th

A Grand Jumble Sale

Stanford in the Vale

2pm 4pm

In aid of St George’s Church Preservation Fund, Hatford

Sun 15th

Talkative Strings Concert

Saint Denys’ Church, Stanford in the Vale


01367 718420 or


Wed 18th

British Legion Talk: David Pegg Help for Heroes

Faringdon Bowls Club


Non Members Welcome

Fri 20th

Quiz Night

Corn Exchange


David 01367 240033 or or

Fri 20th

An Evening of Wine Tasting South America

The Beacon Wantage



Sat 21st

Quiz Night

Barber Rooms


Rachel Brockie 07971 838665

In aid of Neuro Intensive Unit, Oxford

Sat 21st

The Mayor Rocks the 50s, 60s and 70s

Corn Exchange

7.30pm 11pm

Tourist Information Centre or

From £4

Sat 21st

“Drawing at the Ashmolean” Workshop

Ashmolean, Oxford

10am 3pm

£30 Members £35 Non Members

Sat 21st

Jumble Sale

Langford Village Hall


Doreen 01367 860060 or Janet 01367 860509

In aid of Langford Village Hall & St Matthews Church

Sat 21st

Wantage & Grove Lions Bingo

Grove Village Hall


Wed 25th

Stanford in the Vale Gardening Club

Stanford in the Vale Village Hall


Rosemary Packer 01367 710445

Visitors £3

Fri 27th

Official Secrets (15)

Regent Cinema


Faringdon Information Centre

From £4

Sat 28th

Community Litter Pick

Old Town Hall

10am 2pm or 01367 240 281

Coffee and Tea

Sat 28th

Faringdon Singers Spring Concert

All Saints Church


Carl Oberman: 01367-820230,

Free Donations in aid of “Adventure Plus”

Sat 28th Sun 29th

Little Coxwell Quilters Group Exhibition

Uffington Village Hall

10am 4pm/5pm

Sun 29th

Faringdon Singers Spring Concert

St Mary’s Church, Buckland


Raising money for Sobell House

£4 All profits to Thames Valley Air Ambulance Carl Oberman: 01367-820230,

Free Donations in aid of the church and “Joshua”

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Local Events Date






Every 2nd Mon

Stanford Art group

Village Hall


£2 members £5 visitors

Mon, Tue & Wed

Free One to One IT Help

Faringdon Library

2:30pm 4:30pm



Wed & Fri

Lloyds Mobile Bank

United Church SN7 7HA

Every Mon

Little All Sorts Toddler Group

All Saints Church, Barber Room


Margaret 01367 244901


Every Mon to Sunday

Blue Light Breakfast

Ferendune Court


Claire Morbey


Every Mon

Bridge Club

Faringdon United Church

6.45pm 10.15pm

Françoise Stacey, Secretary of the Club: 01367 241813

£2 per person

Every 2nd & 4th Mon

Disco Dots

Pump House Project


Lucy 07900 800657


3rd Mon

Faringdon WI

Old Town Hall



Every Mon & Thurs

Faringdon Day Centre

Baptist Church Hall Bromsgrove

9:15- 2:15

Supervisor 07523 116918

£10 inc lunch. Transport available

1st Tue

Farmers Market

Market Place, Faringdon

Until 1pm

Rosemary Packer 01367 710445


Every Tue

Coffee Morning

Faringdon Library

10:00 - 11:30

Sheena 01367 240311


The Pump House Project

10:30am 11.30am Kat Culverwell 07800568040

Wed 12:45 - 3:00 Fri 9:45 - 12:00 & 12:45 - 3:00

Every Tue

Baby & Toddler Sensory

Every Tue

Whist Drive

The Old Town Hall


Sylvia 01367 242007

Free Tea & Coffee

Repair Cafe - Stanford

Coffee Shop Stanford in the Vale


Derek Sayers

Free donations for repairs

3rd Wed Every Wed

Ferndale Choir

Catholic Church Hall



Every Wed

The Crafty Crew

The Pump House Project


Runs during Cake Cafe

Every Wed

Walking for Health

Start at Old Town Hall


Walks to suit all abilities

Every Wed

Community Cake

The Pump House Project


£1 for Cake & Drink

Every Wed

The Shed (term time only)

Faringdon Community College CDT block

6:30 - 9:00pm

Mike 01367 240235

Every Wed

Citizen Advise

Pump Room Faringdon

10am - 12am

03444 11144

1st Wed

Open Mic Night

Horse and Jockey, Stanford in the Vale



1st Wed

Buckland WI - Speaker and meeting each month

The Memorial Hall, Buckland


Mary Hughes 01367 870233

Visitors are welcome

1st Wed

Information & Gadget Drop-in

Pump House Project



During Cake Cafe

2nd Wed

The Knitting Group

Horse and Jockey, Stanford in the Vale


Ruth Chester 01367710362


Every Wed & Thurs

Slimming World Faringdon

United Reformed Church

Wed 5:30pm Thurs 9:30am

& Wed 7:30pm Louise 07717 681939


Every Thu

Baby & Toddler 0-4yrs

United Church

9:30 -11am


Every Thu

Uffington Baby & Toddlers

Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington


Katherine 07916285305

£2 per family

Every Thu

Slimming World Stanford

Stanford Mill Farm


Amy 07514 255703


Every Thu

Slimming World Highworth

Southfield Junior School


Louise 07717 681939


Every Thu


Horse & Jockey, Stanford in the Vale


01367 710302


Every Thu


Stanford Small, Village Hall

10am - 12pm

Yvonne 01367 710400

Coffee/Tea, Chat, Raffle

1st Thu

Book Club

Faringdon Library


Paula Draper 07414 531609


1st & 3rd Thu


St Deny’s Toddler Group


Yvette Upton 07949 499044


1st Fri


Faringdon Football Club


Every Fri

Country Market

Corn Exchange

9:00 11.00am

Val Smith 01367 242 005

Tea & coffee available Goods orders taken

Sheena 01367 240311


Teams of 5 £2 per player

Every Fri


Faringdon Library

10:30 - 11:00

Last Friday

Youth Club 6-14yrs

Faringdon Football Club

6 - 8.30pm

Every Fri

Bowling Club - Open Nights

Bowling Club


Trevor Durrant 01793 330564

Junior Book Club 8-11yrs

Faringdon Library


Sheena 01367 240311


2nd Sun

Great Coxwell Teas

The Reading Room,

2:30 - 5pm

Great Coxwell

Tea, Coffee and Cakes

Sat - Sun

Tom Browns School Museum

Broad St Uffington

2 - 5pm

Karen Pilcher 01367 820 978

Open Bank holidays

3rd Sat


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Experts - Local Services 07799 890845 01367 241932

01367 705030

All pet services considered. ● Dog Walking ● Pet Sitting ● Pop In & Feed Telephone Paul -

07432 420148

Facebook @faringdondogwalks

FARINGDON 01367 244 611 Book in for a hot towel and traditional “cut throat” razor shave

Call VICTORIA For Results

07958 241 342

Call For A Free Quote 07877 255 338

We stock Nitty Gritty Headlice Lotion /TheBarbersFaringdon

Hours of business: Monday: 9am - 1pm Tuesday: 9am - 6pm Wednesday: 9am - 6pm Thursday: 9am - 7pm Friday: 9am - 6pm Saturday: 8am - 3pm Sunday 10am - 1pm

Now moved to Bampton Garden Plants call Sarah on

07767 486627

Registered Nurse

Emma Grant

Hair Stylist & Holistic Massage All aspects of hairdressing. Swedish massage Hot stone massage Acupressure seated massage Demalogica Facial Reiki Email Tel Local salon in Longworth

Winner of Best Skin Care Clinic Specializing in Anti-wrinkle Treatments. ● ● ● ● ●

Anti-Wrinkle Injections Dermal Fillers Alumier Skin Care, Derma Roller & Mesotherapy Skin Peels.

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Based in Grove Technology Park in a discreet clinic location, plenty of Parking. Call Emma on: 07725047641 Email:

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Experts - Local Services Bark & Berry


Eco-Friendly Dog Grooming

01367 244 988

Lionheart Later Life Planning Pre-Paid Funeral Plans Equity Release Get the best price & Free Advice

6 London St Faringdon SN7 7AA

Free Will (or Update) or Lasting Power of Attorney provided with each plan

Formally Swan Hill Dog Grooming & Spar

We Have Now Moved! Call Beth Keene 07398 505794 Farmer Gows, Fernham Rd, Longcot, SN7 7PR

Landline: 01993 220281 Mobile: 07769 730616

ORCHARD FRAMING Bespoke picture framing David Keeling 01367 240775 07775 906 881 Society of Homeopaths


GENTLE EFFECTIVE HOLISTIC THERAPY Daytime & Evening Appointments Clinics in Uffington and Wantage

Heather Abel BA/BSc RSHom

Tel: 01367 820709

● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Carpets & Rugs Upholstery Curtains Spot & Stain Removal Stain Protection 30 years experience Fully Insured

Call John for a free no obligation quotation on 07831245007 / 01235767400

Chickens & Poultry Feed All at unbeatable prices

M.J.Hodgkins � � � �

Est. 1960

Open Mon-Sat 8am-12 noon Closed bank holidays Tel: 01865 821537 or 07759551946 New Barn Farm, Longworth, OX13 5ED

Rebecca Louise Mobile Hairdresser For All Your Hairdressing Requirements In the comfort of your own home Grassland / Paddock Maintenance Call: Tom Wheeler

07762 380 733


01367 246 000 Volunteer Way Faringdon SN7 7YR

D.D. NEW Contact Dan: 01367 243694 07970 524944

● Estate Maintenance. ● Fencing. ● Complete structural landscaping, including raised beds, Decking, Patios, Pathways. ● Chain Harrowing ● Rolling ● Topping

Free quotes & competitive prices All tasks undertaken efficiently & professionally

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