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August 2012

Often imitated, never equalled

The Tuffley-Link Part of The

Link Directories (Gloucester) Ltd

Tuffleys Leading Local Directory linking local businesses with the local community

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Delivered FREE to the residents in and around the Tuffley area

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A bit about “The The TuffleyTuffley-Link” Link Dear Neighbours,

Welcome to your August and first edition of your Tuffley-Link magazine, a sister magazine to the Abbey-Link magazine which is distributed to Abbeymead, Abbeydale and Upton St Leonards and has been running successfully now for almost 7 years and also the Hucclecote Link magazine which is distributed to Hucclecote and the Coopers Edge area and has been running successfully now for just over 5 years. This little gem of information will be delivered through your door every other month, it will be jam packed with products and services that are provided by businesses in, or local to Tuffley, and will, I hope, become an invaluable reference point for each home in Tuffley. As well as ads for the businesses there will be a free ‘Community Page’ where organisations can publicise local events (see page 15) to keep everybody informed with the goings on in Tuffley, just give us a ring if you wish to advertise these. I’m sure you will find the index on page 18 especially useful.

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Accountants for the Tuffley 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

01452 863304

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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You’re going on holiday – give your house a holiday too!

In the run up to your holiday with a flurry of shopping, packing and deciding who’s going to mind the hamster, it’s easy to overlook some very basic but sensible steps that you should take around the home to make sure disaster doesn’t strike while you are away. Property maintenance company, Bright Sparks, provides one-call property care - a boon for people who either don’t have the time or ability to undertake small jobs for themselves or find the hassle of sourcing reliable trades people too much to contemplate. Here, the company suggests some simple tips to keep your home trouble-free and energy efficient while you’re away. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Turn your boiler off – don’t forget to turn off the water heating control as well as the central heating. If you have an ‘intelligent’ fridge (often called an American fridge) put it into “holiday” mode and don’t forget to do the same with the ice maker. If you have a standard fridge, turn the temperature setting to ‘low’. If you’re not opening and shutting the door the temperature will remain constant – do the same with your freezer. Locate your stop cock well before your travel date and remember to turn it off before you leave the house. Check that all your windows close and lock properly. If they don’t, call in the experts. Your insurance is likely to be invalid if your doors and windows aren’t properly secured. Unplug your appliances (except the fridge!). Put some table or standard lamps on a time switch so lights will go on and off while you’re away. Check your drains and clean out any leaves or other debris which may have accumulated. Make sure your dustbins are empty. Mow the lawn before you go!

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Looking good is feeling let your therapy begin! It's often hard to find time to relax, unwind and feel good about ourselves - but we all deserve to look and feel our best. Whilst we can't guarantee to change your life, we can make sure you feel great on the inside - because you'll feel good about yourself on the outside. So whether you want to relax with a Lava Shell Massage, treat yourself to a Dermalogica Facial, experience the delights of Jessica hand and Nail Therapy or simply get away for a bit of peace and quiet - feeling good does really start here Hi, my name is Sam Baggott. I am a fully qualified beauty therapist gaining both a CIBTAC (Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology) Diploma and a BTEC National Diploma at Gloscat College in 1997. Since then I have worked in a small number of well known beauty salons and spas in the Gloucester area, gaining knowledge and experience. In 2007 I decided to go it alone and set up my own business working from home. I offer a wide range of treatments, using excellent products, all carried out in a relaxing, professional environment and to a high standard. Customer Testimonial: . I have been a client of "therapy" for a number of years and I hope that our relationship continues for many years to come. At "therapy" I am made to feel special and greeted with a warm welcome and encouraged to relax in the calm environment of the treatment room. In the expert hands of the consultant I have enjoyed many pleasurable treatments from massage to facials and extensions to skin analysis and many more. Sue Gloucester

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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 Gift Vouchers available

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August 2012 Friday 3rd August DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS


Sc hool is out and Greg is ready for the days of summer, when all his plans go wrong. What on earth is he going to do all summer? Based on the best-selling series of c hildren’s books.

TED As the result of a c hildhood wish, John Bennett's (Mark Wahlberg) teddy bear, Ted, c ame to life and has been by John's side ever sinc e - a friendship that's tested when Lori (Mila Kunis), John's girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship. This bizarre and highly-likely to offend c omedy is written & direc ted by Seth Mac Farlane – the man responsible for FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD.

Friday 10th August STEP UP 4 Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to bec ome a professional danc er. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a danc e c rew whose neighbourhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans.

Friday 17th August BRAVE (Showing in 2D and 3D) Determined to make her own path in life, Princ ess Merida defies a c ustom that brings c haos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her arc hery skills to undo a beastly c urse. This Disney/Pixar film features an all- star voc al c ast inc luding Billy Connolly, Kelly Mac donald, Emma T hompson, Julie Walters & Robbie Coltrane.

THE EXPENDABLES 2 Mr. Churc h (Bruc e Willis) reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy payc hec k, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpec ted threat. This all- out ac tion bloc kbuster stars Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Sc hwarzenegger, Jean Claude Van Damme, Jet Li, Chuc k Norris and Jason Statham.

THE BOURNE LEGACY There was never just one – this film is c entered on a new CIA operative (played by Jeremy Renner) in the universe based on Robert Ludlum's novels. Ed Norton, Paddy Considine and Rac hel Weisz c o-star.

Friday 24th August KEITH LEMON: THE FILM Leigh Franc is brings his popular television c harac ter Keith Lemon to the big sc reen, joined of c ourse by Holly Willoughby & Fearne Cotton as well as an interesting c ast that inc ludes David Hasselhoff, Verne Troyer and Kelly Brook.

Friday 31st August TOTAL RECALL Colin Farrell stars as Douglas Quaid, a fac tory worker who begins to suspec t that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a c ompany that provides its c lients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds To advertise call 01452 617040 himself on the run. This adaptation of the c lassic Philip K. Dic k story also c o- stars Kate Bec kinsale, Bill Nighy, Ethan Hawke and John Cho.

Sudoku - Complete the puzzle by 20th August 2012 and


return, with your name and address, to The Tuffley-Link, 30 Dancers Hill, Abbeymead, Gloucester, GL4 5TY to be in with a chance of winning 2 cinema tickets

1 9 7 5 9

How to Play


2 7 4 1


That's all there is to it.

3 5 4



Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9, with no repetition!

You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic there’s no maths involved and no adding up.

2 9 7

8 7

FASHION SHOW At the Wotton Hall Club Tuesday 18th September 7.30pm Tickets £7 including a glass of wine or soft drink on arrival Clothes modelled from ‘Just In’ in Winchcombe in order to raise funds for St Lawrence Church, Barnwood

For tickets and more info

Contact the Church Office On 01452 372731 or Joanna Paisley on 07846 737199

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It's fun. It's challenging. It's addictive!

Nippers, Babies & Toddlers Group St Barnabas Church Hall - Stroud Road On Wednesday Mornings 9.30 am - 11.30am - Term Time Only £1.50 for 1st Child and 50p additional children Children get a healthy snack and a drink Adults get tea/coffee and a piece of unhealthy cake! We have a weekly craft, lots of toys and activities Starts Weds 11th September Just turn up or contact Karen 01452 556112 or 07974 409969 Rachel 01452 413201 For more information

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



Accountancy & Taxation Centre 4

Bright Sparks Hammond Electrics JB Electrical

ADVERTISING The Best Of Gloucester 19



Kingfisher Flooring

D2B Design


The Lawn Man



Chateau La Chaire Hatton Court

7 17


BLINDS Barbara’s Blinds Linda’s Blinds



BEAUTICIAN Therapy Skin Treatment Centre

8 7 16

Elite Loft Ladders

10 1 6



GL Caravan Care

Remedial Sports Therapy 13



CARPENTER Richleigh Carpentry





The Gas Man T J Robins

5 13


Abbeymead Community Centre 9 Saintbridge Sports Centre 2

Sure Let



Fantastic Tan

Cotswold Computer Medic 5

Colin Pattenden



Taylors Conservatory Care 17

Cloudy 2 Clear 7 Longlevens Window Repair 6



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Tuffley-Link August 2012  

Local directory linking local businesses with the local community