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April 2013

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Dear Neighbours, Welcome to the April edition of your Abbey-Link. As I’m writing this the sun is actually out, I can see blue sky, the nights are getting lighter and fingers crossed, Spring may be just around the corner. With the Easter holidays now upon us, lets hope that Its easy to be in the weather now starts to take a turn for the The Link Directories (Gloucester) Ltd: better. Abbey-Link / Tuffley-Link As the weather starts to improve, this is the time Hucclecote Link of year when we start to venture outside again And it’s incredible value too and start working on the out door jobs that we Most importantly it works have put off during the Winter months. If it’s jobs for your garden that you need help with, we have Quarter Page from £21 some great landscape gardeners and garden Half Page from £35 maintenance companies on board who can help Full Page from £60 (Rates subject to VAT) you bring your garden back to life. See the index For more information on page 46 for more details. If you are unsure give me a call on where to start this month, Garden Delight write us 01452 890242 an editorial full of monthly handy hints and tips or e-mail for your garden maintenance - have a read on sarah@thelink-directories.co.uk Or visit page 35. www.thelinkdirectories.co.uk

If it’s more property maintenance that you might require help with, or maybe you are thinking of having a conservatory added, or your existing one needs some repair before the Summer months. We have some great local businesses that can help you out in this area. Again for more details check out the index on page 46. Congratulations to Miss K Sanderson for winning last months Sudoku competition, tickets to Cineworld Gloucester will be on their way to you. Please feel free to email me your Sudoku entries if you so wish: sarah@thelink-directories.co.uk Have a great month, don’t eat too many eggs! Sarah. The Link Directories (Gloucester) Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions or endorse companies, products or services that appear in this magazine. Pleaseby: mention Abbey-LinkGroup whenLLP responding to adverts Printed Media Publishing / Highworth Press Ltd


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A.G. GRIFFITHS PLUMBING, HEATING AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES • • • •

Full Heating systems Boiler repairs and replacements Fully fitted bathrooms Complete plumbing services include leaks and faults Annual servicing and safety inspections

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All aspects of electrical work undertaken Extra sockets, outside lights All works and parts guaranteed Free quotations

Telephone :01452 290078 Mobile:07973324634 27 Abbots Road , Abbeymead, Gloucester GL4 5GF

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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 * Limited Company Accounts 15,000 100 * Limited Company Formation 30,000 150 * Partnership Accounts 40,000 180 * Self Employed Accounts 60,000 210 * Management Accounts 75,000 230 * Business Start Ups 90,000 240 Over 100,000 By Negotiation 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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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

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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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 Abbey-Link when responding to adverts


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R. H. NELMES PLUMBING AND HEATING Gas Safe Registered

POWER FLUSH HEATING SYSTEM LOCAL ABBEYDALE RESIDENT

CONTACT:

01452 384905 OR MOBILE:

07806 549041

R W BATHROOM AND TILING Bespoke Bathroom Installation Tiling Service Specialist in Natural Stone Free Quotation No Obligation Contact Rob Tel: 01452 531858 Mobile: 07970 259494

C.D.L CHRIS LEE PLASTERING CONTRACTOR For all your plastering needs big or small For smoothing over artex, ceilings or walls, To garage conversions Just give me a call 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE INTERNAL & EXTERNAL DOMESTIC / COMMERCIAL LOCAL ABBEYDALE RESIDENT

Tel: 01452 538328 Mobile: 07879 410369

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Rob Walters For all your ceiling requirements:-

Plasterboarding Coving Skimming Texturing 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 Visit website at www.robwalters.co.uk

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- FULL HEATING SYSTEMS - BOILER REPLACEMENTS - POWER FLUSHING - COOKERS AND FIRES INSTALLED - ANNUAL SERVICING - LANDLORDS SAFETY CHECKS - BATHROOMS & EN SUITES - GENERAL PLUMBING ALL WORK GUARANTEED FREE QUOTATIONS CALL ADAM ON: 07890 390220 OR VISIT www.a-m-nelmesheating.co.uk

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Master Sheds Unit D, Sudmeadow Road Hempsted, Gloucester, GL2 5HG Tel: 01452 314011 www.mastersheds.co.uk Please mention Abbey-Link when responding to adverts


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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 To advertise call 01452 890242


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Everybody has a brain. Thank goodness for that because without that brain you would be dead. Now the brain connects to the body via wire-like structures called nerves. We chiropractors study the way the nerves interact with the body, like your internal organs (heart, pancreas, liver) as well as the muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. We also know how the stresses of life can affect the clear transmission of information or energy along those nerves, which can affect any organ of the body often without you being aware of it. Don’t worry though because chiropractors are trained in the identification and treatment of nerve interference. The result is a reduction of your pain or other symptoms, and an improvement in your quality of life. At the Chiropractic Wellness Centre you’ll be greeted by our CA’s (Chiropractic Assistants) who are always friendly, and they will guide you through the simple procedures. You’ll be gently assessed. Part of that assessment uses non invasive scanning technology to measure subtle changes in your spine and nervous system which enables the doctor to get a really good idea of what is going on in your body as a whole. After that we give you a thorough report followed by recommendations for care moving forward. The care could be relief/crisis care, Rehabilitative/Corrective Care or Maintenance Care. We are completely dedicated to restoring health to each and every person who walks through the door whether that means getting out of pain so you can look after the kids better or improve your performance for sporting events. For further information or advise: please give us a call : 01452 372222 Chiropractic Wellness Centre: 73 Hucclecote Road, Hucclecote Please mention Abbey-Link when responding to adverts


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Fantastic Tan The Ultra Fast Spray Tan in the comfort of your home Sun Kissed & Sexy the healthy way

Simply have one for a special Occasion Weddings, Christening, Balls/Prom, Holidays. Or just to make you feel brighter

Call Jackie to make an appointment 0796 790 8396 Discounts for parties

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Did you know you can completely renew your kitchen without replacing anything? Our Spray painting service is a cost effective say of transforming your kitchen and wowing all who set eyes upon it! We offer a service that enables you to have your kitchen doors, drawer fronts, pelmets, plinths, end panels, radiators, furniture and even appliances painted in any colour you desire, we can also fit new handles and soft close buffers to increase the transformation. Whatever your kitchen is made from, we can apply our paint to any surface. There is vast selection of finishes available, ranging from very high gloss to dead matte, with various gloss levels and textured finishes in between. We use cutting edge paint systems that are designed for interior furniture. We have a cast (3000+) colour range for you to choose from and can also match any colours that you have in mind if you have a sample, we can even do metallic. All work is fully guaranteed and carried out by local Gloucestershire business Please call for more information or to arrange a free consultation

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Gardening Tips for April from Garden Delight..

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Flowers, Tubs and Borders Prune back forsythia after flowering this will keep the plants compact and bushy; the new growth produced will be next years flowering wood. Clematis – train and tidy the new growth this will give you a much better display of flowers. Dead head any bulbs that have flowered e.g. Daffodils, do not cut the foliage off, the bulbs need this to produce the food for the bulb to flower next year. You can top dress with a good general feed e.g. fish, blood and bone or Vitax Q4 Plant Dahlias and Gladioli, when you buy them in the garden centre; be sure to check the corms and tubers have not dried out in the heat of the garden centre. Straggly grey foliage plants like Lavender, Santolina, Senecio and Grey Cineraria can be cut back now. Do not cut into the brown old wood as this can kill the plant. Trimming over now will give your plants the encouragement they need to produce fresh new shoots and give plenty of time for them to build up flower for the summer. Spray your roses with Bio Multi Rose which is combined bug and fungus killer it helps control black spot and rust and kills pests but not beneficial insects. Spraying every couple of weeks will keep your roses clean and healthy.

Fruit and Vegetables Finish planting out sprouting maincrop potatoes but keep an eye out for late frosts which might take the new growing tips. Plant out Cabbage, Cauliflower and Brussel Sprout plants Cover a few Strawberry plants with cloche or fleece to give you an early crop. ( you can use polythene but make sure the air can circulate

Greenhouse You can sow seeds for the tender pants which will go out in the ground at the end of nest month e.g. Courgette, French and Runner Beans Sow Basil from seed for planting out at the end of May, alternatively if you don’t have a greenhouse you can sow and grow in pots on a warm window sill. Make successive sowings which will give you fresh young plants through the summer

Lawns Start to lower the blades on your mowers as the grass grows quicker and thicker. You can continue to use a weed, feed and moss killer on the lawn, you will off course get bare patches where the weeds and moss have hopefully died... you can get a ‘patch’ pack of grass seed from the garden centre to fill in the bare spots.

General Tips April is a good month to make a start on those difficult perennial weeds. Most weed killers work best in warmer weather when the sap is rising in the plant. Do not apply on a wet or hot sunny day. A dry overcast day is best this means the weed killer will have time to be absorbed into the leaves and get to work. You might be tempted to cut down weeds before treatment e.g. nettles but all this really does is reduce the surface area for absorbs ion. If the weeds are particularly tough or have a waxy surface you can beat them with a stick or cane to bruise the foliage, this will help the weed killer get into the plant. For borders and rough areas where you want to continue to grow plants a contact systemic killer is best e.g. a glyphosate based product.. This will kill what it touches and travels through the sap system of the plants but breaks down and biodegrades when it hits the soil. For paths and gravel drives you need a weed killer which has a contact and residual ingredient in it e.g. Pathclear. . What ever you use follow the instructions on the packet and remember to only use the recommended dosage.

Check out our web site for more information and a list of the services we offer www.gardendelight.co.uk Disclaimer – these tips are the result of many years experience in gardening however no guarantees can be given. Remember there are principles to successful gardening but no Please mention Abbey-Link when responding to adverts formulas.


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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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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

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FENCING & LANDSCAPING SPECIALISTS • • • • •

BLOCK PAVING FENCING PERGOLAS RERE-POINTING CONCRETING

PATIOS GATES GARDEN CLEARING SHED BASES

COMPETITIVE PRICES DISCOUNT F OR OAP’S OVER 25 YRS EXPREIENCE WE WILL BEAT ANY REASONABLE QUOTE

www.glosfencing.co.uk TEL: 01452 722548 MOBILE: 07841 753082 ALSO SUPPLIER OF SAND, GRAVEL & ORNAMENTAL GRAVEL

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GARDEN AND TREE MAINTENANCE All kinds of trees and hedges expertly felled, topped and pruned

FENCING BLOCK PAVING PATIOS ● TURFING DECKING HEDGE CUTTING

ASPECTSOF OFLANDSCAPING LANDSCAPING ALLALL ASPECTS

All Interior & Exterior Work Undertaken

Free Quotations & Fully Guaranteed

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GARDEN DESIGNED, MAKEOVERS AND RENOVATIONS JUNGLE CLEARANCE Friendly and reliable local company For more info visit www.lindentreegardens.co.uk

Call Bob on 01452 535696 (24 hour answering service)

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ABBCARE Installations • • • • • • • •

Conservatories P.V.C Doors P.V.C Windows Fascias & Gutters Brickwork Alterations Extensions Home Improvements Misted Sealed Unit Replacement All P.V.C work includes 10 year Manufactures guarantee

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Late March & April 2013 Release’s Wednesday 27th March G.I. JOE: RETALIATION The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. Framed for crimes against the country, the G.I. Joe team is terminated by the President's order, and the surviving team members face off against Zartan, his accomplices, and the world leaders he has under his influence. Friday 29th March FINDING NEMO (3D) After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. Wednesday 10th April OBLIVION A court martial sends a veteran soldier to a distant planet, where he has to destroy the remains of an alien race. The arrival of an unexpected traveller causes him to question what he knows about the planet, his mission, and himself. Friday 12th April SCARY MOVIE 5 A couple begin to experience some unusual activity after bringing their newborn son home from the hospital. With the help of home-surveillance cameras and a team of experts, they learn they're being stalked by a nefarious demon. Friday 19th April EVIL DEAD Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. The evil presence possesses them until only one is left to fight for survival. Friday 26th April IRON MAN 3 (3D) When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the advertise 01452 890242 Mandarin, Stark starts anTo odyssey of call rebuilding and retribution.


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Sudoku Complete the puzzle by 20th April 2013 and return, with your name and address, to Abbey-Link, 30 Dancers Hill, Abbeymead, Gloucester, GL4 5TY to be in with a chance of winning 2 cinema tickets

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Hearts & Hurricanes WI Hearts & Hurricanes WI celebrated its first birthday in March with a beautiful birthday cake made by Helen Beesley and a glass or two of bubbles. It has been a challenging but, most of all, a fun year filled with chocolate, cheese, cake, crafts, walks, gardening, beer and mince pies –not to mention a glass or two of wine when the occasion demanded! The year ahead will be even busier with more members and an even more exciting line-up. We have an intro to yoga, ceramic jewellery making, self defence, and gardening to mention a few of the highlights. We also have family pet evening in August and wine tasting in October with friends and partners (men are invited!) At our next meeting on Wednesday 10 April, our Coopers Edge resident horticulturist, David Bentley, will be giving a talk on 'Selecting the right plants for your garden'. New members are more than welcome at this newly established WI. We meet on the second Wednesday of every month at Coopers Edge School at 7:30pm. Entry is free for members and £3 for non-members. Please join our Facebook page or visit our website for regular news www.heartsandhurricaneswi.weebly.com, or for more details contact Tara Davidson on 07948 966 957

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Monthly News from Councillor Colin Organ

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PARLIAMENTARY VISIT TO VIEW ROBINSWOOD HILL SCULPTURES Lord de Mauley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Resource Management, The Local Environment & Environmental Science) and Richard Graham MP met with Councillor Colin Organ, Cabinet Member, Housing, Health & Leisure and Ian Elphick, Ranger, Gloucester City, to view the new sculpture attractions on Robinswood Hill which are now complete and highlight the geological and natural history of the hill and have been planned with the help of local community groups and the Friends of Robinswood Hill. The sculptures have been carved out of English oak by Andy O’Neil with a chainsaw and include ammonites, fossils and belemnite to reflect the areas geological past as a tropical sea bed, the new additions include a great crested newt and a grass snake. The carvings have been funded by The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Fund by the SITA Trust which was awarded to Gloucester City specifically to carry out family friendly improvements to the hill, a new barbecue picnic area and a bench to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

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Index of advertisers

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

CONSERVATORIES

PAINTER & DECORATOR

Abbeymead Accountancy and Taxation Centre

Roger Brown

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Gloucester Conservatory & Window Warehouse 10 J C Conservatories 28 Taylors Conservatories 11

COVING SPECIALIST 9

Rob Walters

A Team Photography Rob Tarren Photography

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A D B Electrical Services Glevum Electrical Halford Electrical Hammond Electrics

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ADVERTISING The Best of Gloucester

AIRCONDITIONING Charmont

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ELECTRICIAN

ARCHITECT ASW Design D2B Designs Paul Karlsson

BATHROOM INSTALLATION R W Bathrooms & Tiling Severn Vale Bathrooms TBS Bathrooms Will Oliver Installations

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Nail & Beauty Lounge Therapy Skin Treatment

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BEDROOMS

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FITNESS No Limit Fitness

BEAUTICIANS

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FITTED WARDROBES Space Master

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Kingfisher flooring PJB Carpentry

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GARDEN MAINTENANCE

BLINDS Lindas Blinds

BOOKKEEPING 321 Bookkeeping 36 BUILDING CONTRACTORS Darren Mann 37

CARAVAN SERVICING Caravan Care

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CARPENTRY P J B Carpentry Richleigh Carpentry

Sue Ryder

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Portugal Villa

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Easy Iron

CHILDRENS PARTIES Bohemian Beads

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COMMUNITY CENTRE Abbeydale Sports & Community Centre

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COMPLIMENTARY THERAPY Chiropractic Wellness Centre 20 Remedial Sports 20

COMPUTER MAINTENANCE Cotswold Computer Medic Gamlin Software Hop-2-it Jemtek

Painswick Golf Club

HABERDASHERY

CHARITY

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GOLF CLUB

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CARPETS Sapphire Carpets

Garden Delight Just a Mow Lawn Man Linden Tree Mark Dunkley

Cotswold Haberdashery

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Chris Lee A G Griffiths A M Nelmes Beaven Installations Charmont Glevum Heating N Boothroyd R H Nelmes R.P.B Plumbing The Gasman

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Bright Sparks 31 CanDo / CRB 29 Total Property Maintenance 39

ROOFING INSTALLATION Britannia Roofline C & G Cladding

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SHEDS Master Sheds D.R Skips

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Saintbridge Sports Centre

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SOLICITORS 26 42

Dee & Griffin Treasures Fantastic Tan

M C Kitchen & Bathrooms PJB Carpentry TBS Kitchens

Andys Cars

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TREE SURGEON Acorn Treecare

WEIGHT LOSS PLAN

Kitchen Refinish

Rosemary Conley

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TAXI SERVICE

KITCHEN REPAINTING LANDSCAPING

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TANNING

KITCHEN & BATHROOM FITTING

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WINDOW INSTALLATION 38 38 37

LAWNMOWERS 8

A & A Double Glazing Abbcare C & G Cladding Elements Glass Fix Glazing

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WINDOW REPAIR

OVEN CLEANERS Oven Busters

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PLUMBING & HEATING

SOCIAL CLUB

IRONING SERVICE

Cheltenham Mowers

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SKIP HIRE

HOLIDAYS

Abbeydale Landscapes Grants Landscaping LMS

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PHOTOGRAPHY

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

FLOORING

PJB Carpentry

Nails and Tails

PLASTERER 9 48 19 18

ESTATE AGENTS Michael Tuck Parkers Estate Agents

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PET CARE

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Cloudy 2 Clear 17 Longlevens Window Repairs 37

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