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Dear Neighbours, Welcome to the March edition of your Hucclecote Link….. I’d like to say Spring is around the corner, but it certainly doesn’t feel like that at the moment! The nights are starting to pull out though, so that is a positive. As the weather starts to improve and with the bank holiday weekend at the end of the month, this is always a time of year when we start to look at the outdoor jobs that we may have neglected over the Winter months. If you are looking for someone to help get your garden back to it’s glory we have plenty of gardeners on hand who can help you - find them all in our index on page 30. Maybe the rendering on your house could do with a clean after the storms that we had over the Winter. Al’s Window Cleaning on page 16 can help brighten your home again with their soft wash system. Perhaps you feel that it is yourself that has been neglected over the Winter months - well we have plenty of beauty therapists who can put the Spring back in your step. Or why not pop along to Hardings Hair and Beauty Salon, formally Steampunk Rooms, based in Quedgeley. They have just rebranded, so read more about them on pages 18 & 19 and take advantage of their offers available to new customers. Congratulations to Laura Kleister , 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 27. Have a great month - Sarah.

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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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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 £ Less Than 15,000 15,000 30,000 40,000 60,000 75,000 90,000 Over 100,000

Annual Fee 50—100 100 150 180 210 230 240 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

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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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Dave’s top tips Frozen Condensate Pipe Over the last few cold months I have had a number of calls from people who have had problems with their boiler breaking down. The culprit boilers tend to be the modern and now common condensing combination type boiler. This is the type that heats water on demand with no immersion tank or loft header tank. The problem has been due to the extreme cold weather we have had over the last few years causing the condensate pipe to freeze and causing the boiler to shut down. This affects both hot water and heating. The cure should it happen is usually to thaw the pipe with warm water untill the condensate within the pipe runs freely, then a quick press of the reset button upon restarting the boiler and all should be well. However prevention is better than cure, So wherever possible exposed condensate pipe should be treated in the same manner as exposed water pipe and be properly lagged to prevent the ice forming within the pipe. An even better solution is to relocate the pipework so as it runs inside the building and flows into an internal trap such as you would find under the sink. This then mixes the hot waste water from the sink with the cold condensate and is in much less danger of freezing. Things to bear in mind are to ensure the new pipework runs downhill with no air traps as this can in itself cause a boiler to shut down. Also the water should be expelled into a sewerage drain rather than a fresh rainwater drain. A little bit of thought now could save many a cold night with no heating and a lot less aggravation in the future.

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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Hucclecote Girlguiding Easter Fayre and Egg Hunt Dinglewell Junior School On Saturday 24th March 11am till 1.30pm Stalls include Tombola, Kids Craft, Cakes, Competitions, Raffle, Refreshments and much, much more Admission is 50p for adults, children go FREE

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Glevum Probus Club for Men We are a friendly, local club which meets at the St Lawrence Parish Centre, Barnwood on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, throughout the year, except December when on the second Wednesday in that month the AGM ends the year. Coffee/Tea and biscuits are served from 10 am, and the meetings commence at 10.30 am and last for 1 to 1/2 hours dependent on the speaker. Future talks are on the following subjects.

LANDSCAPES ● ● ● ● ●

FENCING BLOCK PAVING PATIOS ● TURFING DECKING HEDGE CUTTING

March 14th - Tom Kolb-Changing Faces March 28th - Ken Guest-Slide Presenta onVarious Forms of Transport April 11th - James Showers-Celebra on of LifeThe Changing Face of the Dismal Trade April 25th - Mike Aggleton-Swordfish Aircra+ in WW2. (Part 2)

ALL ASPECTS OF LANDSCAPING

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Tel: 01452 614123 Mobile: 07787 182434

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Film Releases for March 2018 1st March 2018

Red Sparrow Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons Dominika Egorova is drafted against her will to become a sparrow, a trained seductress in the Russian security service. Finding her power in an unfair system, she emerges as one of the program's strongest assets. Her first target is Nate Nash (Joel Edgerton), a CIA officer who handles the agency's most sensitive infiltration of Russian intelligence. The two young operatives fall into a spiral of attraction and deception, which threatens their careers, allegiances and the security of both countries.

9th March 2018

Walk Like A Panther Starring: Stephen Graham, Dave Johns, Jill Halfpenny WALK LIKE A PANTHER revolves around a group of '80s wrestlers who are forced to don the lycra one last time when their beloved local pub is threatened by closure. Led by father-son duo, Mark and Trevor Bolton, this unlikely bunch of underdog heroes sets out to save their community, rekindling old friendships and family ties along the way.

Mom & Dad Starring: Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair, Anne Winter, David Oyelowo One of the most controversial films of the year. When a mass hysteria of unknown origin causes parents within a quiet suburban town to turn violently on their own children, Carly and brother Josh have to fight to survive a vicious onslaught from their own parents. Trapped in their own home with their crazed mom and dad, Carly and Josh are forced to defend themselves against the very people that have cared for them their entire lives.

Wonder Wheel Starring: Jim Belushi, Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake WONDER WHEEL is a film that takes place at Coney Island about 1950 or so and it is a love story with plenty of passion, larger-than-life characters, lovers, infidelity and gangsters. A lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his beleaguered wife.

15th March 2018

Tomb Raider Starring: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Daniel Wu Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Leaving everything she knows behind, Lara goes in search of her dad's last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. Suddenly, the stakes couldn't be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown.

16th March 2018

Peter Rabbit Starring: James Corden, Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley The mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. Peter's feud with Mr. McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover

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Mary Magedelene Starring: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world is changing. Mary is searching for a new way of living, and an authenticity that is denied her by the rigid hierarchies of the day. Mary's spiritual journey places her at the heart of a story that will lead to the capital city of Jerusalem, where she must confront the reality of Jesus' To advertise 890242 destiny and hercall own01452 place within it.


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Sudoku Complete the puzzle by 15th March 2018 and return, with your name and address, to The Hucclecote-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 every day!�

23rd March 2018

A Wrinkle in Time Starring: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Storm Reid, Gugu Mbatha-Raw An epic adventure based on Madeleine L'Engle's timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl's transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one's individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one's own light.

30th March 2018

Isle of Dogs Starring: Bryan Cranston, Ed Norton, Greta Gerwig, Scarlett Johansson, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray The story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbagedump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly found mongrel friends, he begins and epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

Midnight Sun Starring: Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rob Riggle An epic romantic drama, follows 17-year-old Katie, sheltered since childhood with a lifethreatening sensitivity to sunlight. Katie's world opens up after dark when she ventures out to play her guitar for travelers. One night, she meets Charlie whom she has secretly admired for years. She hides her condition from him, and the two embark on a uniquely powerful romance.

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Hucclecote Scout News The Group are having a good tidy up of the H.Q, as like many places, you put things away and never use. I am sure we will fill the skip which we have ordered. The next main event is the Founders day celebrations on Sunday the 25th February at 2.30pm. All units put on a small item between camp fire songs and ending with refreshments. John Morris was presented with presented with an award for 25 years in scouting. Terry was also presented with two rose bushes for his 80th birthday and for 69 years with the group and still fairly active. All looking forward to the warmer weather when we can start doing outside activities. Please phone Terry on 521664 if you have anyone interested in joining the Group, boys and girls age 6 to 14.

Hucclecote Garden Club We were certainly gifted with a treat when Duncan Coombs came to the Club to talk on Wall Climbers and Shrubs in January. His talk was a mixture of slides and personal/professional experience as a retired Lecturer in Decorative Horticulture at Pershore College. His knowledge was put to the test with a variety of questions from Members which he handled with humour and ease. He could have carried on speaking until midnight and we would have been more than happy to listen, but we had to close at 9.00pm! We hope to have Duncan back next year with another of his wonderful talks on Japanese Gardens. Plans for our 2018 Trip to Powis Castle and Gardens are well underway and we hope to make the visit on Friday 8th June. Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust will be coming along to our AGM in March to talk on the Flora of Gloucestershire and its Conservation, all are welcome on the 22nd March to hear what our Garden Club is all about. We continue to meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7.30pm in Hucclecote Community Centre, do come along and pick up a few gardening tips, have a good cup of tea/coffee and have-a-go at our Raffle. More information from Joy on Gloucester 553185 or Sue on Gloucester 543573. To advertise call 01452 890242


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At our February meeting we were treated to talk on ‘The Golden Age of British Dance Bands’ given by Pam Street, she relived the decades from the 1920’s through to the 1960’s, this also included snippets of music that were very popular at that time. While in America Dance Bands had had their day by the 1940’s, in the UK the Bands were still in great demand until about the 1960’s when the new era of Rock and Roll took over. We have an outing planned in the next week to see the snowdrops in all their glory. We have lots of different speakers on many varied subjects. There will also be meals out, coffee mornings, skittles, quiz teams, and cream teas for the warmer weather, so lots of things to look forward to. After all our speakers we have time to socialise with refreshments. The Larkhay WI meets at the Hucclecote Community Centre on the 2nd Thursday of every month (except August) at 7.30pm. Phone Beverley on 01452 613208 or Ellen on 01452 611976 for more information or just pop in and you would be made very welcome.

Tuesday @ Two What is it? A social gathering where you can meet your own friends (or make new ones); if you like playing games (Canasta, Scrabble, Rummy Cub) these are available or bring your favourite game with you. The afternoon finishes with home made cake and a cup of tea.

Where is it held? In the Church Centre, behind the church in Larkhay Road 2 - 4 pm

Is there a charge? A donation of £1.50 to cover the cost of cake and tea would be appreciated

When does the group meet? Fortnightly - March - 6th, 20th & 27th April - 10th & 24th

HUCCLECOTE TOWNSWOMENS GUILD After the Christmas break, the Guild started 2018 with a talk by Lorraine Hitchings, on The History of Teddy Bears. Lorraine is a collector of teddy bears, author and TV documentary maker, who outlined the evolution of teddy bears from their origins in Germany and in America in the early 1900s. She brought examples of the black "mourning bears" sold in Harrods to mark the sinking of the Titanic; "soldier bears" with upward-looking faces small enough to fit in a uniform pocket in WW1, the more traditional teddies of the '50s and early '60s, and the health and safety compliant ones from the mid-60s. She also told us about Jeremy Clarkson's link to Paddington Bear! We also enjoyed our New Year's Lunch at Bowden Hall, a lovely meal at a beautiful venue. The Guild meets at the Hucclecote Community Centre at 7.30pm on the third Thursday each month. We have a wide range of speakers and demonstrations booked for the forthcoming year, and always have a "bring & buy" sales table, refreshments, a raffle and the opportunity to chat and socialise. Our next speakers include"Carving in Stone" by Carrie Horwood and "Roman Medicine" by Stefan Urbanowski. Visitors are always welcome, phone Linda on 617701 for more information, or just come along on the night.

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Your quick guide to everyone and everything in your Directory… ACCOUNTANT

DRIVEWAYS

Accountancy & Taxation Centre 5

Safeway Tarmac

ARCHITECT

DMX Electrical

OVEN CLEANERS 4

Oven Busters

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Als Window Cleaning 16

ELECTRICIAN D2B Design Jon Luckett Ltd

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PATIO CLEANING

ESTATE AGENTS The Property Centre 1

BEAUTY THERAPY Bodyflair 20 The Beauty Spot 21 Therapy by Sam Baggott 20

BEDROOM FITTING PJB Carpentry

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PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

GARDENING

Budget property maintenance Dave Stevens NJ Services Your Home

Garden Delight 22 Heritage Landscapes 8 Lawn Man 14

Ignition Plumbing

FLOORING PJB Carpentry

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PLUMBING 14

BLINDS Interior Needs UK Blinds

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HAIR & BEAUTY Steam Punk Rooms

HOME DÉCOR

GL Caravan Care

Interior Needs

CARPENTRY PJB Carpentry

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HOME EXTENSIONS 5

Cornerstone Design & Planning 7

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KITCHEN & BATHROOMS

CARPETS Sapphire Carpets

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SOLICITORS Davies & Partners Solicitors Dee and Griffin

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TAXI / CHAUFFEURS

COMMUNITY CENTRE Hucclecote Community Centre 2 Saintbridge Sports Centre 31

COMPUTER MAINTENANCE

Beaven Installations 4 PJB Carpentry 5

LANDSCAPING

A & L Taxis

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AJH Chauffeurs

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VEHICAL AIR CONDITIONING SERVICE

Abbeydale Landscapes 22 PCF Landscapes 13

AC Automotive Ltd

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LOCKSMITH Locksmiths Gloucester23

Als Window cleaning 17

MARKETING

Longlevens Window Repair 8

WINDOW CLEANING

Churchdown Computers 11 Cotswold Computer Medic 7 Hop 2 It 9 Jemtek Solutions 9

WINDOW REPAIRS Dynamic Sales Solutions

CURTAINS Interior Designs

SKIP HIRE ALTERNATIVE Green Junk Away

CARAVAN SERVICING 8

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