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May 2013

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Dear Neighbour... Happy New Year! Welcome to the January edition of your Abbey-Link. This edition is likely to be delivered to you during all the festivities between Christmas and New Year, so I do hope you are having a magical time with your loved ones. Or I wonder if you are counting down the days until it’s back to school - but let’s hope not! So I wonder what this year will bring? Thinking of sprucing up your home this New Year, Interior Needs on page 18, have their sale on right through to 31st January, pop along to Eastern Avenue and take a look. Perhaps you may be on the move this year….. We have both The Property Centre, on the front cover and Michael Tuck, on the back cover, available in your area, give them a call to help sell your home. If you are looking to have your house cleaned, Time 4 You on page 15 can help get your home ready. Perhaps there is some maintenance work required before you move, we have a range of property maintenance companies on the index page, including some all female companies. If you have a business, January is a great time to be thinking about ways you can Boost Your Business in 2017 - so why not take advantage of our offer below and we can get your business into16,000 homes on a regular basis for just £99 per month, be quick though, the offer is only valid to the first 6 customers. If you are still unsure about whether to advertise with us, take a look at what the benefits of advertising with us are below Congratulations to Terry Andrews, for winning the Sudoku, Cineworld tickets will be on their way out to you. To be in with a chance to win Cineworld Tickets, see page 33. Please feel free to email me your Sudoku entries if you so wish: sarah@thelinkdirectories.co.uk Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy 2017…….Sarah.

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Rob Walters For all your ceiling requirements:-

Plasterboarding Coving Skimming Texturing Also Painting & Decorating Service We now offer to skim textured ceilings to a flat finish or alternatively we provide a full range of high quality textured patterns Water damaged ceilings & Insurance work welcome

Domestic & Commercial enquiries welcome HOME: 01452 521878 MOBILE: 07850 968348

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ABBEYMEAD & ABBEYDALE ACCOUNTANCY AND TAXATION CENTRE

Accountants for the Abbeymead and Abbeydale Area SMALL PRACTISE FOR SMALL CLIENTS = SMALL FEES CHARGED BY US SELF ASSESSMENT TAX RETURNS IMMEDIATE SERVICE AVAILABLE * Fixed priced Accountancy/Taxation services. Accounts. Self Assessment. Tax Returns. PAYE. VAT. Bookkeeping etc. Annual Sales £ Annual Fee From Less Than 15,000 50—100 15,000 100 30,000 150 40,000 180 60,000 210 75,000 230 90,000 240 Over 100,000 By Negotiation

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Limited Company Accounts Limited Company Formation Partnership Accounts Self Employed Accounts Management Accounts Business Start Ups

Self Assessment tax returns completion from £50 *Self Assessment tax returns, Accounts problems *Free accountancy/Taxation Surgery. *Home visits to suit you Ring Mike Jefferies MAAT ICPA FCPA 01452 863304 To advertise call 01452 890242


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D2B designs Design and prepare architectural drawings for extensions, conversions, alterations and improvements to your home We also carry out custom designs for new homes with your needs in mind. All plans are prepared and submitted on your behalf for Local Authority Building Control and Planning Approvals. For a prompt, private and professional service call:

01452 723439 or 07973 621078 and speak to Graham or Angela for a free quote and friendly, helpful advice.

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LAWNMOWERS SERVICED – SHARPENED – REPAIRED ALSO: RIDE-ON MOWERS, CHAINSAWS, ROTAVATORS, STRIMMERS, HEDGETRIMMERS ETC.

FREE COLLECTION AND DELIVERY Tel : CHELTENHAM MOWERS LIMITED Tel: 01452 616169 Unit B3, Nexus, Hurricane Road, Gloucester Business Park, Glos. GL3 4AG Visit and Buy On-Line at www.mowers-online.co.uk

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A.D.B ELECTRICAL SERVICES LTD QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN DOMESTIC, COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL

FAULT FINDING RE-WIRING & UPGRADES INTERNAL & EXTERNAL LIGHTING & POWER POINTS ELECTRICITY TO SHEDS & OUTBUILDINGS ELECTRIC SHOWERS NIC PART P REGISTERED

ANDY BOUCHER TEL: 01452 371981 MOBILE: 07967 721966 25 Minster Gardens, Abbeymead No Job Too Small - Free Estimates. All work carried out to the highest standard Please mention

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LANDSCAPES ● ● ● ● ●

FENCING BLOCK PAVING PATIOS ● TURFING DECKING HEDGE CUTTING

ALL ASPECTS OF LANDSCAPING Free Quotations & Fully Guaranteed

Tel: 01452 614123 Mobile: 07787 182434 To advertise call 01452 890242


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DARREN MANN BUILDING CONTRACTOR Specialising in home extensions

Also Mini Digger with Driver for Hire 111 The Wheatridge East Abbeydale, Gloucester GL4 5DW

Tel: 01452 612759 Mobile: 07778 818886 References available

MARK DUNKLEY HANDYMAN GARDEN SERVICES PATIOS LAID FENCES ERECTED DECORATING NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL ALL WORK CONSIDERED ALL RUBBISH REMOVED FREE ESTIMATES GIVEN (WITH NO OBLIGATION) O.A.P RATES AVAILABLE FULL C.R.B CHECK OBTAINED (AVAILABLE ON REQUEST)

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Daves Top Tips Radiator Problems If you are having problems with your heating system, here are a few things to look out for that could be the cause. 1: Top of radiator cold, bottom hot. This is usually a result of air in the radiator that has risen to the top and is stopping any more hot water filling the radiator. It is cured by “bleeding� off the air from the top of the radiator by opening the bleed nipple and allowing the air to escape If your radiators need constant bleeding then too much air is entering the system and the problem is a bigger one requiring a central heating engineer to have a look. 2: Top of radiator hot, bottom cold. Rust and sludge has probably built up in the bottom of the radiator and this will displace any water leaving the bottom of the radiator cold. Proprietary sludge removers can be used to clean systems through. Theses are on sale at all plumbers’ merchants but read the instructions before use. 3: Downstairs radiators hot, upstairs cold. This generally means that the feed and expansion tank in your loft has run dry which can indicate a problem with the valve. This needs addressing quickly and a change of valve is usually in order. This is not a huge job and, as long as you have turned off the water, is well within the capabilities of a DIY enthusiast. 4: Upstairs radiators hot, downstairs cold. This possibly indicates a faulty central heating pump and this should be checked by an engineer. Regards Dave Stevens. If in doubt call me (see main advert for number) and I will do the investigating for you. Disclaimer. All advice above is given in goodwill with many years experience. We cannot guarantee however that your problems will be rectified so please, if in doubt call us before undertaking any works yourself.

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Manufacturers & Installers of all Types of the Finest Quality of Windows, Doors & Conservatories 41 Kingsmead Abbeymead Gloucester GL4 5DY Telephone: 01452 618530 07961 199942

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Glevum Probus Club We are a friendly non political club which meets at the St Lawrence Church Centre, Barnwood on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month throughout the year with the exception of December when on the 2nd Wednesday in that month the AGM ends the year. Earlier in the year we had talks on Contemporary Spies, The first decent of the Grand Canyon and The Slapton Sands Disaster. Coffee, tea and biscuits are served from 10am and the meetings commence at 10.30am and last for 1 to 1 ¼ hours dependant on the speaker.

Future talks are on the following subjects.

Wed Jan 11th - Richard Aylward:- Universal misunderstanding Wed Jan 25th - Phil Taylor: - “The Freedom Trail” escaping Fascist Tyranny Wed Feb 8th - Robert Pritchard: - 40 things you didn’t know about steam trains Wed Feb 22nd - Peter Meakings: - Reminiscences of a prison governor Wed March 8th - Ian Holt: - Gloucester’s Saint Kyneburgh Wed March 22nd - Tom Kolb:- Denmark-my home country Wed April 12th - Brian Bailey:- From source to sea (River Severn) Ladies Day when members bring their partners. Wed April 26th - Norman Saunders:-Doing the ring If you require any further information please feel free to contact Terry Cruttenden on 01452 612432.

"Gloucester is well on it's way to launching it's own on line Lottery. Subject to final approval by the Gambling Commission then January will see the public being able to buy a weekly ticket for just £1 a week , with 60% of that money going directly to local "good causes " The website , gloucesterlottery , is now live so that voluntary and community groups in Gloucester can apply to take part and so encourage people to nominate that organisation as the charity of their choice which means that 50p each week from their ticket cost will be given to that group. Please visit the website for the link to find out more. Gloucester City Council is assisting this as a way to raise money for charities and others in the City , however the Council will not receive any of the monies raised." Cllr Steve Morgan - Grange Ward. Steve Morgan can be reached on 01452 520534 or Steve.morgan@gloucester.gov.uk and Nigel Hanman on 01452 303566 or Nigel.hanman@gloucester.gov.uk

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No payment taken until the customer is completely satisfied with the work carried out

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Film Releases for January 2017 6th January ASSASSINS CREED (also available in 3D) Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.

A MONSTER CALLS A massive, ancient tree monster (Liam Neeson) takes a 12-year-old boy (Lewis MacDougall) on a journey of courage, faith and truth.

SILENCE Two 17th-century missionaries (Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver) face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan to find their missing mentor (Liam Neeson).

13th January LA LA LAND The story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. With modern day Los Angeles as the backdrop, this musical about everyday life explores what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight.

LIVE BY NIGHT It's the Roaring `20s and Prohibition hasn't stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve, and Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals there are rules, and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll. Written and directed by Ben Affleck, who also stars in this powerful crime drama.

UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS Vampire death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) must fend off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycan’s and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.

20th January SPLIT While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality. Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him - as well as everyone around him - as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.

XXX 3: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE After coming out of self-imposed exile, daredevil operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) must race against time to recover a sinister weapon known as Pandora's Box, a device that controls every military satellite in the world. Recruiting a new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself entangled in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of government.

LION Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

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Sudoku Complete the puzzle by 20th January 2017 and return, with your name and address, to The Abbey-Link, 30 Dancers Hill, Abbeymead, Gloucester, GL4 5TY or email sarah@thelinkdirectories.co.uk

to be in with a chance of winning 2 cinema tickets Sudoku puzzles are provided by www.sudokuoftheday.com – visit them and get a new Sudoku

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Your quick guide to everyone and everything in your Directory... ACCOUNTANTS

CONSERVATORIES

LAWNMOWERS

Abbeymead Accountancy and Taxation Centre 6 Gloucestersphere Accountants 15

C & L Windows 19 Gloucester Conservatory & Window Warehouse 27

Cheltenham Mowers

AIRCONDITIONING

COVING SPECIALIST

PATIO CLEANING

Charmont

Rob Walters

Al’s Window Cleaning

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D2B Designs

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CURTAINS

ARCHITECT 7

Interior Needs

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OVEN CLEANERS Oven Busters

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PLASTERER 18

Chris Lee Plastering

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BEAUTY THERAPY

ELECTRICIAN

PLUMBING & HEATING

The Beauty Spot 23 Therapy by Sam Baggott 21

A D B Electrical Services 9 DMXpressions 13

Beaven Installations Charmont Ignition TJ Robins The Gasman Wilkos Plumbing

BEDROOMS PJB Carpentry

ESTATE AGENTS 5

BLINDS Interior Needs

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BOOK KEEPING CJ Bain Book Keeping

Michael Tuck The Property Centre

FASCIAS A1 Fascias

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BUILDING CONTRACTORS

Ultra-Vision

FITNESS

BUSINESS Web 4 Tradesmen

Zumba by Jane 25

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PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

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AR Home Improvements 31 Dave Stevens 12 DR Refurbishment & Maintenance 29 Paul Workman & Sons 28

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Swift Removals

FIRE & SECURITY

Darren Mann

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FLOORING

REMOVALS FIRM 14

CARAVAN SERVICING

PJB Carpentry

GL Caravan Care

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GARDEN MAINTENANCE

ROOFING INSTALLATION

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Lawn Man Linden Tree Mark Dunkley

SOCIAL CLUB

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HAIRDRESSER

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Hair Care by Leonie Level One

CARPENTRY P J B Carpentry

CARPETS Sapphire Carpets

CHILDCARE Bright Horizons

CLEANERS Time 4 You

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COMMUNITY CENTRE Abbeydale Sports & Community Centre

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C & G Cladding

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Dee & Griffin

Saintbridge Sports Centre 22

SOLICITORS Budget Tree Services

Colin Leigh 24 Handywoman Gloucester 29 Neil Thomas 27

AC Automotive

HOME DÉCOR

WINDOW CLEANER 18

KITCHEN & BATHROOM FITTING

Al’s Window Cleaning

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WINDOW INSTALLATION A & A Double Glazing C & G Cladding C & L Windows

Cotswold Computer Medic 7 Hop-2-it 10 Jemtek 31

LANDSCAPING

WINDOW REPAIR

Abbeydale Landscapes Heritage Landscapes

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VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONING SERVICE

M C Kitchen & Bathrooms 4 PJB Carpentry 5

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TREE CARE

COMPUTER MAINTENANCE

Remedial Sports

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HANDYMAN

Interior Needs

COMPLIMENTARY THERAPY

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Cloudy 2 Clear 13 Longlevens Window Repairs 6 Not Just Glazing 24

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