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May 2013

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A bit about “The The HucclecoteHucclecote-Link” Link Dear Neighbours, Welcome to the ‘new look’ June edition of your Hucclecote Link.

As you can see we have rebranded and gone for a new fresh look, I hope you like it. This ‘new look’ will follow through onto our webpage as well, where all our directories will be uploaded on a monthly basis, so should you ever misplace your copy, you can always go online to www.thelinkdirectories.co.uk and find copies of the directories there. The new look will also filter through onto our social media sites, with our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/TheLinkDirectories, also being rebranded and regular updates posted weekly along with copies of the directories available on our page too. Its easy to be in If you are ever hosting a local event and would like it to The Link Directories (Gloucester) Ltd: be promoted on our social media sites, please just send me an email at, sarah@thelink-directories.co.uk and we would be happy to promote this for you. To co-inside with our rebranding we are running a promotion over the next couple of months on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/TheLinkDirectories - just give us a ‘like’ and you will be entered into our free prize draw for a family ticket for 4 to use at Cineworld, this could be useful with the Summer holidays on the horizon, see our advert on page 17. Go on, give us a ’like’ - we would love to connect with you. Lets hope that the weather does start to improve this month (I had turned my heating off, then on again, then off again!!) and we can all get outside and get those jobs done in preparation for the Summer months. We have some great local businesses on board that can help with improvements around your home and garden, see our index of businesses on page 34.

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Why not try our new style Sudoku competitions on page 29, enter and you could be in with a chance to win 2 tickets to the local Cineworld. Please feel free to email me your Sudoku entries if you so wish: sarah@thelink-directories.co.uk Have a great month 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. Please mention The Hucclecote-Link when responding to adverts Printed by: The Color Company Tel: 01242 226332 www.thecolorco.co.uk


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J.WILLIAMS - Unit 17, Innsworth Technology Park, Glos Office Tel No: (01242) 528878 or (01242) 210953 Mobile 07787 394452 Find us in Yellow Pages

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6 ACCOUNTANCY AND TAXATION CENTRE

Accountants for the Hucclecote and District 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 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

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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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FENCING & LANDSCAPING SPECIALISTS • • • • •

BLOCK PAVING FENCING PERGOLAS RERE-POINTING CONCRETING

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Do you live on your own? Do you enjoy playing board games, cards, dominos, draughts etc? Would you like a chat and an afternoon cup of tea and cake? Then

Tuesday @ Two In the church centre behind the Church of St Philip & St James, Larkhay Road, Hucclecote Is the place for you! We meet fortnightly and the next dates are: Tuesday 4th and 18th June - Tuesday 2nd and 16th July 2.00pm - 4.00pm If you don’t want to play games, just come for a chat, bring your friends. There is no charge but we hope that you be happy to donate £1 towards refreshments. We look forward to seeing you More information from Val Melville-Smith - tel 01452 617252 To advertise call 01452 617040


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Dave’s top tips Choosing a new basin unit When selecting a new basin, give consideration to the special requirements as well as the plumbing. Try standing in front of the proposed position. You can cut a piece of cardboard roughly to size and hold it in front of you. Is there enough room for you to wash? Is there enough room for the door to open and close without having to do a jig to get in or out of the room? The type of basin you choose will depend on personal preference, but also needs to be functional as well. There are a huge number of styles available: Pedestal, Wall hung, Recessed and Corner. You will also have a decision to make on the style and type of taps to buy. Be sure to buy those which work with the basin. For example, some basins have two holes for individual hot and cold taps. Others have a single hole for a mixer tap. The waste for the basin is usually supplied as part of the kit. Be sure to check out our website at www.dstevens999.co.uk for more top tips along with some great video tutorials to help you with your DIY skills 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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A & L Taxis Corporate & Leisure Travel Airport Transfers Wheelchair Accessible Mark Powell Council Approved Driver

Tel: 01452 560455 Mobile: 07966 761189 www.taxis-gloucester.com marktaxi@hotmail.co.uk

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Master Sheds Unit D, Sudmeadow Road Hempsted, Gloucester, GL2 5HG Tel: 01452 314011 www.mastersheds.co.uk To advertise call 01452 617040


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Gardening Tips for June from Gardening Delight..

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Flowers, Tubs and Borders Continue to plant out summer bedding, plant up hanging baskets and tubs. Remember to rake a good quality general fertilizer such as blood fish and bone into the borders before planting. In tubs and baskets use a good quality compost containing water storage granules and a slow release fertilizer. If the weather warms up you will need to water more often. Always water either first thing in the morning or in the evening when the sun is not so bright ensuring all the water goes to the plants and is not wasted. As we move into the month you should start to feed containers and baskets once every 10 days or so, use a liquid fertilizer as per the instructions on the packet, this will go straight to the plants and help produce a wonder summer display. In the borders to prune back those spring flowering shrubs this prevents them becoming over crowded and will keep the bushes compact and encourage new growth for flowering next spring.

Lawns The grass should be growing well and will need mowing more regularly, dropping the blades of the mower to give a nice neat cut but not too low in case we get a very dry spell, the grass will deal with the dry weather if its cut to a medium height rather than too short. It’s not too late to use a granular feed and weed which will boost the lawn and help reduce the weed growth but make sure the brand you use is suitable for use during the summer months.

Fruit and Vegetables Potatoes will now need earthing up, this means bringing the soil up around the new shoots as they come out of the ground, this helps prevent the tubers going green if they become exposed to the light and increases the crop. Water well if the weather gets dry. Thin out seedlings of beetroot, carrots etc..This allows the remaining plants to grow on to full size. Carrots are best thinned in the evening when they are less likely to attract carrot fly. Beetroot ‘thinnings’ can be used in salads to add an extra flavour.. Put straw or matting under strawberries to protect the crop from slugs. Tie out and separate any new canes from Raspberries and Blackberries these will carry next years fruit. Check out our web site for our tip of the day.. 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 formulas. Please mention The Hucclecote-Link when responding to adverts


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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 To advertise call 01452 617040


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June 2013 Release’s

Friday 7th June AFTER EARTH One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (Will Smith) returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai (Jaden Smith). When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai's craft, they crashland on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance. Friday 14th June MAN OF STEEL (3D) A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. Man of Steel is directed by Zack Snyder, from a script by David S. Goyer and screen story by Goyer and Christopher Nolan. It stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, Russell Crowe, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix and Michael Kelly. Friday 21st June WORLD WAR Z (3D) United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Friday 28th June DESPICABLE ME 2 (3D) Gru (Steve Carrell) To is advertise recruited by the Anti-Villain League to call 01452 617040 help deal with a powerful new super criminal.


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Sudoku Complete the puzzle by 15th June 2013 and return, with your name and address, to The Hucclecote-Link, 30 Dancers Hill, Abbeymead, Gloucester, GL4 5TY to be in with a chance of winning 2 cinema tickets

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LOCAL GROUP HELPS GLOUCESTER PARENTS FIND FRIENDSHIP NCT Gloucester branch is holding a regular ‘Bumps and Babies’ group for new and expectant mums and dads, whether it’s their first, second or fifth baby! The group runs every Tuesday, 10:30 am to 12:00 at Salvation Army Hall, Gloucester and all parents are welcome you do not have to be an NCT member to join our Bumps and Babies group. Set up by parent charity NCT, Bumps and Babies groups provide relaxed and informal get-togethers, in community venues with enough room for buggies, babies and a close circle of parents. It is a great place for parents and parents-to-be to make new friends, share tips and chat with those going through the same things. Tina Gibbs, NCT Gloucester Branch Coordinator said: “Having a baby is an amazing experience but it can also be quite isolating. Coming to this group gives you a reason to get out of the house and socialise with people in your local area who can understand what you’re going through. We’re open to everybody and are always looking for new mums and dads to join.” The branch offers a range of services and activities for local parents including Antenatal Classes in Gloucester, Quedgeley and Churchdown. For more information on NCT Gloucester branch’s Bumps and Babies group, contact Karen on GlosBumps@nct.org.uk or join us on facebook: To advertise call 01452 617040 https://www.facebook.com/groups/glosbumps/


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FLOWER FESTIVAL Friday12th – Sunday14th July 2013. ST LAWRENCE’S CHURCH – CHURCH LANE – BARNWOOD - GLOUCESTER GL4 3JB The theme of the Festival will be Wedding Anniversaries, and there will be Flower arrangements and wedding dresses to match different decades. Thursday 11th July will be a preview evening, tickets £6 to include Cheese and Wine, and the Festival will be opened by Chris Evans of Dundry Nurseries, Churchdown, Gloucester. There will also be a photography exhibition by Mike Barnes entitled ’ Down the Severn ’. Tickets can be purchased from the Church office (01452 372731). There will be a’ Tea Shop’, open on Friday and Saturday, 10.30 -5pm and Sunday 12.00 - 4.30pm selling Teas, Coffees and Home Made Cakes, and Soup and Ploughmans at lunch time. The Festival will conclude on Sunday evening with Choral Evensong in the Church at 6pm. The Church will be open from 10:30 on Friday and Saturday and 12:00 on Sunday. Should you wish any more information on this very special event, please contact the Church Office on 01452 372731 (vic-barnwood@supanet.com) or Joanna Paisley (joannapais@blueyonder.co.uk). We hope that we will be able to welcome you to our Flower Festival week-end and look forward to meeting you in July.

‘What mood are you in?’ For my birthday last year I was given a little desk calendar that includes various cards describing your mood of the day ranging from ‘addled’ and ‘hunk-dory’ through to ‘wonky’. Each day I am able to inform (or warn) people approaching what mood I may be in. Sometimes we find ourselves experiencing a variety of moods and emotions, some in our control and others as a reaction to the people we meet and the things we experience. Recently I was challenged in my own life to approach God whatever my mood. There are days when it is harder to pray or harder to spend time alone with God. There are times when lively worship songs and hymns are just perfect and others when silence is all that is desired.Whatever your mood and whatever situations you are faced with you are very welcome to come and join us in worship and fellowship. We meet each Sunday at 8.45am for a traditional service and at 10.30am for a more modern and noisy time together. We would love to meet you and you are welcome whatever mood you are in! Revd Andrew Axon, St. Philip & St. James Church, Larkhay Road, Hucclecote www.hucclecotechurch.org Tel. 01452 372177 Please mention The Hucclecote-Link when responding to adverts


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Hucclecote Scout Group May Day camp went well and though a little cold at night the sun shine through the weekend more than made up for it. Between May Day and Summer camp always seems to be an extra busy period in Scouting, starting with doing a pioneer bridge at the Brownies event at Dinglewell school. Then to celebrate the Queens Jubilee we are having a special evening to events ending up with food, I hope it will be dry. A trip to Painswick Beacon is always popular, as is our Midsummer madness evening when everyone dresses up and gets wet at the end of the evening. Summer camp near Newquay is well in hand with activities at an activity site and a visit to the Lands End experience all booked, we still have 2 places left in the mini bus for any late comers. The main event after that is the 36th Father and Sons/daughters cam on the weekend of 20th September. Open to all Beavers, Cubs and Scouts with their Dads (or mums), a great weekend of activities at Cranham, cooking in patrols of 12 over open fires. With 140 on camp many have been coming since their boys/girls were in Beavers and are now in the Scouts. Notices out at the end of June to be in by 12th July at the latest. Please phone Terry on 521664 if you have children interested in joining us.

Hucclecote Horticultural Society I am writing this on May Day Bank Holiday Monday, after a very successful few hours helping to man our table at the Methodist Church plant sale. It is a date in the calendar to remember – the number and range of plants is enormous – put it in your diary for next year – we are anticipating being there again to sell plants for the society. Our next meeting is on 27th June when Dave Cropp talks to us and whose topic is a subject that we are all having to come to terms with – just think of last summer and this spring – Defensive gardening in a time of climate change. With our water butts redundant last year, and so far this year a mainly dry but very cold few months, I am sure that he will have some good advice to offer. The July meeting on Thursday 25th is one to test our knowledge - or lack of it in my case – when Rene Geissler is going to test our horticultural credentials with a quiz. As someone who only knows one Latin name for plants [the one for snowdrops] this promises to be something of a challenge.Woe betide anyone on the same team as myself. Our trip to Birmingham Botanical Gardens will take place on Saturday 29th June, when all being well there will be plenty for us to see and to learn about, with a visit to Webbs of Wychbold on the way home. If you are interested, we do offer any vacant seats to nonmembers, so contact me for details. All meetings are at the Hucclecote Community Centre, and start at 7.30 pm with refreshments from 7.15 pm. All are welcome: attendance and membership are not restricted to Hucclecote residents. More information from Chris on 610694. To advertise call 01452 617040


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In May we were treated to a yoga introduction given by Krista Woodman who runs small classes locally. She demonstrated some ‘partner yoga’ moves which members and visitors then tried, it was a huge success and we all had a great time, it’s a fun form of yoga and is a great way to stretch and unwind. June’s meeting will be a talk on increasing breast cancer awareness and will cover how to check for breast cancer. This was a popular suggestion for a meeting topic amongst members and guests and we look forward to learning more from our speaker. Due to popular demand the Hearts & Hurricanes WI have now created a craft club and a book club. Please have a look on our Facebook page or visit our website www.heartsandhurricaneswi.weebly.com for more information or contact Tara Davidson on 07948 966 957. New members are more than welcome. We meet on the second Wednesday of every month at Coopers Edge School at 7:30pm. Entry is free for members and £3.00 for non-members.

Hucclecote Townswomen Guild . The speaker at the April meeting of Hucclecote T.G was changed from previously advertised as Mr Nicholas Clark was unable to give his talk “ The Road to Samarkand” and again Saintbridge TG came to our rescue, as Mrs June Davis, showed us slides and told us about her trips to the Annapurna Region of Nepal,when she became interested in helping the children there to access education and so help the country to progress. At the moment, children don’t have to go to school, and those that do attend school only need to go to age 10years, the facilities at the schools are poor, limited numbers of toilets, no play areas etc. however, Saga Charitable Trust are helping to improve the amenities at the schools, especially those in remote areas, and also the orphanages, eventually providing new buildings to house the children. June sponsors four children to school, as well as sponsoring a school in very remote area, and went to help in one of the orphanages for a while, which had 35 children with 5 members of staff presently in a rented cramped building, with poor toilet and play areas, but happy smiling children, and very tender care given to poorly,babies and children. The children stay at the orphanages until they get work, go to school or are adopted, but U.K and U.S.A do not allow adoptions from Nepal. June also did a bit of sightseeing in Nepal and showed us slides of the colourful prayer flags fluttering everywhere, Hindu temples, green fertile fields, street markets etc. we all enjoyed a very enlightening talk. April saw the Ramblers Group have an enjoyable 5 day holiday staying in Swanage , Dorseta different walk each day around that area , especially as the weather was kinder than it has been recently! next meeting of Hucclecote TG will be on Thursday 20th. June at Hucclecote Community Centre at 7-30pm, when our Speaker will be Mrs. Susan Marshfield ,an old friend of HTG, when she will talk about “Being in the Right Place at the Right Time”, we look forward to a hilarious evening All members visitors are welcome. Please!mention The and Hucclecote-Link when responding to adverts


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Index of advertisers Your quick guide to everyone and everything in your Directory‌ ACCOUNTANT

COMPUTER MAINTENANCE

Accountancy & Taxation Centre 5 Add This Limited 9 Charterwoods 9

LANDSCAPING

Cotswold Computer Medic 7 Hop 2 It 24 Jemtek Solutions 29

Abbeydale Landscapes DB Landscaping Grants Landscaping

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MASSAGE THERAPIST

ADVERTISING

CONSERVATORIES

Remedial Sports Therapy 20

The Best Of Gloucester 35

OVEN CLEANERS

AIR CONDITIONING

Taylors 24 Thomas Tonk Installations 19

Charmont

DRIVEWAYS

PETCARE

Planet Earth Groundworks 26 Safeway Tarmac 4

Nails and Tails

ELECTRICIAN 13 27

A M Nelmes Charmont N T Boothroyd

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PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

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ARCHITECT D2B Design Paul Karlsson

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BATHROOM FITTING

Hammond Electrical J B Electrical

Severn Vale Bathrooms 14 TBS Bathrooms 18

FITNESS

BEAUTICIANS Total Rejuvenation

Spirit Health Club 21

FITTED WARDROBES

BEDROOM FITTING

Space Master

PJB Carpentry

FLOORING

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BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Mystia

PJB Carpentry SP Dixon

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CAKE BAKING Patacake

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Garden Delight Just a Mow Lawn Man LMS

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CARE SERVICE Sabrina Collett Care Service 11

HAIRDRESSER

CARPENTRY

Hair Care by Leonie

PJB Carpentry

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CHILDRENS PARTIES Bohemian Beads

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CHIROPRACTICE Chiropractic Wellness Centre

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PLUMBING & HEATING 24 6 13

Dave Stevens 12 Senior Services 26 Total Property Maintenance 27

ROOFING INSTALLATION Britannia Roofline

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Master Sheds

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SOLICITORS Dee and Griffin

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TAXIS A & L Taxis

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WINDOW REPAIRS

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Cloudy 2 Clear 13 Glassfix Glazing 18 Longlevens Window Repair 9

KITCHEN & BATHROOMS Beaven Installations PJB Carpentry TBS Kitchens

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SHEDS

IRONING SERVICE Easy Ironing

CARPETS Sapphire Carpets

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GARDENING

CARAVAN SERVICING GL Caravan Care

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Oven Busters

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