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May 2013

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Dear Neighbours, Welcome to the ‘new look’ June edition of your Abbey-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. If you are ever hosting a local event and would like it to 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 26. 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 42. Why not try our new style Sudoku competitions on page 35 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. Pleaseby: mention whenLLP responding to adverts Printed Media Publishing Group / Highworth Press Ltd

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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

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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

LINDEN TREE

LANDSCAPES ● ● ● ● ●

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

Tel: 01452 614123 Mobile: 07787 182434

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)

Mobile 07957545926

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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

Grahame Wright Tel: 01452 546349 Mob: 07765 902002 Please mention

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Master Sheds Unit D, Sudmeadow Road Hempsted, Gloucester, GL2 5HG Tel: 01452 314011 www.mastersheds.co.uk Please mention

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www.saintbridgesportscentre.co.uk Tel: 01452 303768 Please mention

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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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Gardening Tips for June from Gardening Delight.. 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

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Friday 7th June June 2013 Release’s 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) is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to To advertise call 01452 890242 help deal with a powerful new super criminal.


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Sudoku Complete the puzzle by 20th June 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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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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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

- FULL HEATING SYSTEMS - BOILER REPLACEMENTS - POWER FLUSHING - COOKERS AND FIRES INSTALLED - ANNUAL SERVICING - LANDLORDS SAFETY CHECKS - BATHROOMS & EN SUITES - GENERAL PLUMBING

LOCAL ABBEYDALE RESIDENT

ALL WORK GUARANTEED FREE QUOTATIONS

Tel: 01452 538328 Mobile: 07879 410369

CALL ADAM ON: 07890 390220 OR VISIT www.a-m-nelmesheating.co.uk

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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

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Nearly New Sale Christchurch Abbeydale (opposite Morrsions) Saturday 22nd June from 1pm - 4pm. Browse for bargains without the threat of rain! If you wish to have a table, please call Louise on (01452) 522530

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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.

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: https:// www.facebook.com/groups/glosbumps/ Please mention Abbey-Link when responding to adverts


Index of advertisers

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Your quick guide to everyone and everything in your Directory... ACCOUNTANTS Abbeymead Accountancy and Taxation Centre Add this Limited Charterwoods

COMPLIMENTARY THERAPY

LAWNMOWERS

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Chiropractic Wellness Centre 25 Remedial Sports 25

OVEN CLEANERS PET CARE

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COMPUTER MAINTENANCE

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Cotswold Computer Medic Gamlin Software Hop-2-it Jemtek

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CONSERVATORIES

ADVERTISING The Best of Gloucester

AIRCONDITIONING Charmont

ARCHITECT D2B Designs Paul Karlsson

BATHROOM INSTALLATION Severn Vale Bathrooms TBS Bathrooms

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BEAUTICIANS Body Flair Total Rejuvenation Therapy by Sam Baggott Tranquility Mobile Beauty

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BEDROOMS

Gloucester Conservatory & Window Warehouse J C Conservatories Taylors Conservatories Thomas Tonks Installations

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BLINDS Lindas Blinds

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BRASS BAND Local Brass Band

Planet Earth Groundworks

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A D B Electrical Services Glevum Electrical Halford Electrical Hammond Electrics Michael Tuck

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FITTED WARDROBES

CAKE BAKING

PJB Carpentry

Patacake

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Bright Sparks 17 Total Property Maintenance 13

ROOFING INSTALLATION 9 23 20 28

Britannia Roofline C & G Cladding

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SHEDS Master Sheds

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SOCIAL CLUB 44

Saintbridge Sports Centre

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SOLICITORS 18

Dee & Griffin Treasures

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TREE SURGEON

FLOORING

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WINDOW INSTALLATION

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Haircare by Leonie

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HOTELS KITCHEN & BATHROOM FITTING

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M C Kitchen & Bathrooms PJB Carpentry TBS Kitchens

COMMUNITY CENTRE 27

Cloudy 2 Clear 15 Longlevens Window Repairs 11

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LANDSCAPING Abbeydale Landscapes Grants Landscaping LMS

Contact

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CHILDRENS PARTIES

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

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WINDOW REPAIR

HOLIDAYS Hatton Court Hotel

CHARITY

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HAIRDRESSER Portugal Villa

CARPETS Sue Ryder

A M Nelmes Beaven Installations Charmont Glevum Heating Ignition plumbing & heating N Boothroyd R H Nelmes The Gasman

Acorn Treecare

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Sapphire Carpets

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PLUMBING & HEATING

Garden Delight Lawn Man Linden Tree Mark Dunkley

CARPENTRY P J B Carpentry Richleigh Carpentry

Chris Lee

GARDEN MAINTENANCE

CARAVAN SERVICING Caravan Care

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PLASTERER

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CANDY CART HIRE Truly Scrumptious

Space Master

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PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

ESTATE AGENTS

Mystia

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DRIVEWAYS

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

Abbeydale Sports & Community Centre

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COVING SPECIALIST Rob Walters

Oven Busters Nails and Tails

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ELECTRICIAN

PJB Carpentry

Bohemian Beads

Cheltenham Mowers

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