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May 2013

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Dear Neighbours, So that’s it…..Autumn is now well and truly here, I may have even put the heating on once or twice! It’s the start of a new era for many, with children starting new schools or universities. It’s the end of an era for local solicitors Dee & Griffin, with Kieron Griffin taking his retirement, read more about this on page 15. Here at The Link Directories we are celebrating this month, I can’t believe it has been 12 years since we published our first ‘Abbey-Link’ sister directory! A huge thank you goes to all the local businesses that have put their trust in us over the years, and to my great team of distributors who ensure that you receive the directories regularly and finally thank you goes to you, our readers for picking up the phone and using the great local business that advertise with us, we appreciate all your support. If you are thinking about advertising with us, why not take advantage of our birthday offer that we have for you. Finally - I’m going to mention the ‘C’ word - yes our thoughts will soon turn to Christmas, so if you are looking to book your office party, check out Hatton Court on the back page - you’ll have a great night! Congratulations to Mrs Hathaway , 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 25. 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

01452 863304

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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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- 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 890242


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Dave’s top tips Types of sealant Silicone sealants Silicone sealants are not water based so they do not need to dry to go hard, they go hard through a chemical process occurring as a reaction with air. This process is called curing. Silicone sealants are waterproof, can be used outdoors for a variety of waterproofing jobs and come in many colours including clear. Water based sealants These sealants and fillers are water based and usually used for gap filling down the sides of architraves or in the top of skirting boards. Again they are supplied in many colours and can be over-painted, some can be sanded and the white ones can sometimes be stained but check on the tube if this is the case. Roofing sealants Roofing and gutter sealants are highly flexible, completely waterproof and can be used, as the name suggests, for sealing leaks in gutters and flat roofs. The surface must be absolutely free from dust to get the best possible seal.

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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Kieron Griffin Retirement Founding partner of Dee & Griffin Solicitors retires after providing over 34 years of legal advice across Gloucestershire For over 30 years Kieron Griffin has been providing legal advice to the people of Gloucestershire and has now earned himself a well-deserved retirement. Kieron has proved himself to be a multi-skilled solicitor providing legal advice across a range of different areas including residential and commercial conveyancing, family law, wills, probate and powers of attorney. Kieron was born in Gloucester and educated at the Crypt School and Leicester Polytechnic. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1983 and in 1989 he and Andrew Dee were the founding partners in the firm of Dee and Griffin at Hucclecote Court. The firm has grown and expanded and now has two further offices, in Quedgeley and Cheltenham. Until his retirement from the Board last year, he had been a non-executive director at Holloway Friendly in Gloucester for many years and he is the Clerk to the Verderers Court in the Forest of Dean, a post held for almost 35 years. He is retiring from practice at the end of July and is aware his wife has already made a list of jobs for him to do at their home in Staunton! He will hopefully be able to spend more time on his hobbies and many interests, including walking, cycling and generally keeping fit. Recalling a particular career highlight Kieron said ‘I was once responsible for completing the sale of an entire mortgage book of many hundreds of mortgages to a building society. It went through without a hitch!’ One of the more memorable events in Kieron’s career came when representing a client who unfortunately suffered with alcohol and mental health issues in the Magistrates Court. When asked if he had anything to say, he spoke eloquently and at some length, but referred to every male as “John” including myself and the two male magistrates! The lady Chair he called Doris!’ Kieron looks forward to leaving behind the bombardment of emails which are a relatively modern device. Kieron said ‘When I started, secretaries had electric typewriters and Tippex for errors but were not allowed to use on wills and deeds so they had to retype if they made a mistake! We had no computers or mobile phones and I recall we were all really excited when we had a cutting-edge piece of equipment installed – the fax machine! I now spend most of my day tapping on a computer keyboard but we still seem to generate an increasing amount of paper!’ He would like to take this opportunity to thank all his clients for their support over his many years in practice and although sad to be leaving, he is nevertheless delighted that Dee and Griffin is going from strength to strength with the remaining four partners and dedicated staff who will continue to provide an excellent service to his many clients and their families and friends. Kieron said, ‘Whilst I am sad to leave I can do so in the knowledge that my clients are being left in the capable hands of all at Dee & Griffin. The handover has been complete and I would encourage anyone out there looking for legal advice for property, family law, and wills and probate to get in touch’. Managing Partner Julian Jenkins said ‘Kieron is unique in comparison to most solicitors in his ability to provide expert advice across a number of completely different legal areas. The modern mentality is to pick one area of law and stick to it. We won’t see many of his like again.’ Kieron has one last message ‘My final piece of advice would be to sort out power of attorney which can be vital when dealing with unexpected issues in life. I have seen first-hand the value of having this in place to really help families through unexpected and difficult times.’ For legal advice regarding property, family law, wills, probate and power of attorney contact Dee & Griffin Solicitors on 01452 617288, info@deeandfriffin.co.uk or www.deeandgriffin.co.uk

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Film Releases for October 2017 6th October 2017 Blade Runner 2049 Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who's been missing for 30 years. 13th October 2017 The Lego Ninjago Movie The battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, also secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu (Jackie Chan), as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat the evil warlord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), who also happens to be Lloyd's dad. Pitting father against son, the epic showdown tests these fierce but undisciplined modern-day ninjas as they learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash the inner power of Spinjitzu. The Snowman A boy finds his missing mother's pink scarf wrapped around the neck of a sinister-looking snowman. Detective Harry Hole is called in to investigate and begins to suspect it's the work of a serial killer. 20th October 2017 Geostorm After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: the system built to protect Earth is attacking it, and it becomes a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone along with it. 27th October 2017 Thor: Ragnorak Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor's quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.

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Complete the puzzle by 15th October 2017 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!�

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LIGHT UP DULL, GREY NOVEMBER! Our 2017 Christmas Fair will be held at St Philip and St James Church, Larkhay Rd, Hucclecote on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18th from 4-6pm. Visit our friendly church and explore stalls selling jewellery, candles, table decorations and a huge variety of gifts. We pride ourselves on low cost but high quality. Carols will be provided by the Charterband, and you can round off the evening with a cup of mulled wine. Refreshments include hot drinks, cakes, burgers and sausages in our Christmas Cafe, where children’s activities are available. Do come! Any queries, please phone 01452 381769.

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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 ÂŁ1.50 to cover the cost of cake and tea would be appreciated

When does the group meet? Fortnightly - October 10th & 24th - November 7th & 21st - December 5th & 19th

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Hucclecote Scout News We had 3 new members to our first meeting and the rain just cleared up so that we could do the toffee apples on open fires. Severn of the older Scouts moved up into the Explorer section where apart from plenty of activities, they will start the Queen Scout badge and Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award. The list of activities extra to Scout meetings start on October with climbing at the Climbing Centre then Go Karting and Lazer Tag. We are all looking forward the the Father and Sons/Daughters camp, which will be over by the time you read this, let’s hope for dry weather. Keep Saturday 28th October free for our usual Halloween bonfire and Scout camp fire and ending with a firework display 6.15pm at the Scout H.Q in Deerpark Road. If you have anyone interested in joining the group, please phone Terry on 521664 Beavers are 6 to 8, Cubs 8 to 10 and Scouts up to 14.

Hucclecote Garden Club With a distinct hint of Autumn in the air the Garden Club is entering into its Autumn/Winter programme, kicking off September with a talk on 'Fruit Trees' by Jon Mason from Highfield Nurseries. Jon has shared his vast gardening experience with us in the past, with humour and many useful tips, accompanied by many appropriate samples from Highfield Nurseries at very reasonable prices. Robert Bryant from Stroud, who trained as a garden designer at Pershore College, and for five years acted as a garden guide for the Prince of Wales at Highgrove, will be paying a visit to Hucclecote in October, and will be sharing his talk ' A year-long Walk in Woodchester Park'. Having recently walked around part of the Park with our local Walking Group, we look forward to Robert's insight into such a stunning part of the County. To close 2017 we have our Members Evening in late November. As a general get-together with coffee, minse pies, quiz and raffle, it is a good time to meet and reflect on the gardening year, and look forward to all the wonderful plans we have for our gardens for 2018. All are welcome, whether you are tackling a new garden or down-sizing, hopefully you will be able to pick up a few useful gardening tips. We meet on the fourth Thursday of the month in the Community Centre at 7.30pm. Further details from Joy on 553185 or Sue on 543573. To advertise call 01452 890242


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We are now back to our regular monthly meetings after our summer break. September’s speaker will be on ‘The Ifakara Bakery Project’ which should be very interesting. In October we have a talk on Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands, again, this should be very interesting. Our speaker in November will give us an insight into a ‘Danish Christmas’, hopefully without the snow.. We have a wine tasting evening in October at Laithwaites to look forward to, this was very good last time. We have also arranged to go to ‘The Event house’ in Worcester in November, where we will have a luncheon and a cabaret, lots of things to look forward to in the coming months. The Larkhay WI meets at the Hucclecote Community Centre on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7.30pm. Phone Beverley on 01452 613208 or Ellen on 01452 611976 for more information. Or if you feel that you would like to come along, just pop in and you would be made very welcome.

**************************************** Scottish Dancing at Kings School, Gouda Way, Gloucester. Tuesdays 7.30pm - 10.00pm. Beginners welcome. Cost £2.50 (Members £2) but first night FREE. New Session starts September 5. Contact 01452 306857 or see website http://www.gloucesterscd.btck.co.uk ****************************************

HUCCLECOTE TOWNSWOMENS GUILD The Fashion Show held in the summer was a huge success. All tickets were sold, and there was a capacity audience for the Show put on by Just In of Winchcombe. There was a wide range of outfits showcased, from casual wear, elegant "special event" outfits, cruise-wear and a full range of accessories. Our thanks to Just In for putting on such an impressive evening and for their generosity in providing raffle prizes, also to local businesses who donated prizes. Thanks too, of course, to the Guild members and local people who supported the event. We raised £750 towards the purchase of a second defibrillator for Hucclecote, and this sum has been "match funded" by Barclays Bank. Later in the year, we will be presenting a cheque for £1,500 to Councillor David Brown. The Guild meets at the Hucclecote Community Centre on the third Thursday each month, at 7.30pm. Visitors and guests are welcome to join us, forthcoming speakers include Pam Browning on "Cake Decoration" and Mike Bottomley on "Katherine Parr - Gloucestershire's Queen", and there is always refreshments, the opportunity to socialise and the "bring & buy" sales table. Phone Linda on 617701 for more information, or just come

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

CURTAINS

Accountancy & Taxation Centre 5

Interior Designs

ARCHITECT

Safeway Tarmac

D2B Design John Jone

DRIVEWAYS

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GARDENING

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Heritage Landscapes 8 Jims Mowing 21 Lawn Man 22

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HAIR & BEAUTY

BLINDS CARAVAN SERVICING

Steam Punk Rooms

GL Caravan Care

HOME DÉCOR

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CARPENTRY PJB Carpentry

Interior Needs

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HOME EXTENSIONS

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Cornerstone Design & Planning 7

CARPETS Sapphire Carpets

Als Window Cleaning 16

PLUMBING & HEATING

PJB Carpentry

Interior Needs

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A M Nelmes Ignition Paul’s Plumbing Wilko’s Plumbing

Bodyflair The Beauty Spot

BEDROOM FITTING

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PATIO CLEANING

The Property Centre 1

FLOORING

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Oven Busters

ESTATE AGENTS

BEAUTY THERAPY

PJB Carpentry

OVEN CLEANERS 13

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PROPERTY MAINTENANCE BC Services Budget property maintenance Dave Stevens NJ Services

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SKIP HIRE ALTERNATIVE Green Junk Away

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SOLICITORS

COMMUNITY CENTRE

HOTELS

Hucclecote Community Centre 2 Saintbridge Sports Centre 31

Hatton Court

Davies & Partners Solicitors Dee and Griffin

COMPLIMENTARY THERAPY

KITCHEN & BATHROOMS Beaven Installations 4 PJB Carpentry 5

Als Window cleaning 17

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WINDOW CLEANING WINDOW REPAIRS

Kaleidoscope Wellbeing 22

LANDSCAPING

COMPUTER MAINTENANCE

PCF Landscapes 20 LOCKSMITH Locksmiths Gloucester21

Cotswold Computer Medic 7 Hop 2 It 9 Jemtek Solutions 9

CLEANERS Time 4 You

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Cloudy 2 Clear 11 Longlevens Window Repair 8

MARKETING Dynamic Sales Solutions

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*************** Hartpury Drama Group presents THINGS AIN'T WHAT THEY USED TO BE (a reflection on the 1980's) November 24th and 25th at Hartpury Village Theatre Details/tickets from harpurydrama@gmail.com or 01452 700061 ***************

*************** Mumbo Jumbo (an evening of music and stories) Friday 20th October 7:30 Maisemore Village Theatre Details/tickets from Sheila Wardle sheilarwardle@gmail.com or 01452 411402 ***************

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