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Welcome A warm welcome to the latest edition of the Basildon and Thurrock Local Business Guide. The Christmas holidays will soon be upon us and we have put together a feature on some great local Christmas Events in Essex (page 6) and also details of What’s On in Basildon and Thurrock to put in your diary (pages 14-15). We also have a feature on 10 Ways of Saving Energy to help you keep your household bills down in these difficult times (page 16).

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We also have our regular community feature on the Acres Way Kennels (pages 10-11) to try and help them re-home some lovely dogs that need a second chance and give you an update on a couple of successful re-homings! We also have a feature on Food For Thought (pages 18-19) which gives you lots of information on the healing qualities of different types of food.

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Christmas Events In Essex Colchester Zoo’s “Magic Of Christmas” events start with a special opening event on Saturday 24th November. Why not join in the celebrations by welcoming Santa as he arrives at the zoo with his reindeer. Other events throughout December include “Mother Christmas Grotto Days,” pantomimes and lateColchester night opening. For“Magic the fullOfprogramme events Zoo’s Christmas”ofevents visitstart www.colchester-zoo.co.uk with a special opening event on Saturday

Christmas Events In Essex Christmas Events In Essex Barleylands Farm & Craft Village. There is so much to do at Barleylands this Christmas. The elves are busy making Christmas decorations and are a little behind so need you to get crafty and help make decorations. Make your own to take home! Father Christmas will be in his log cabin and you can visit him oneThere of theis so Barleylands Farm & and Craftchoose Village. magnificent toys from his toyshop. For full details much to do at Barleylands this Christmas. The www.barleylands.co.uk elves are busyvisit making Christmas decorations Barleylands Farm &soCraft There is so and are a little behind needVillage. you to get crafty much to do at Barleylands this Christmas. and help make decorations. Make your own The to elves are busy Christmas take home! Fathermaking Christmas will bedecorations in his log littlevisit behind need you to getofcrafty cabinand andare youa can himsoand choose one the and help make decorations. Make your own to magnificent toys from his toyshop. For full details take home! Father will be in his log visitChristmas www.barleylands.co.uk cabin and you can visit him and choose one of the magnificent toys from his toyshop. For full details visit www.barleylands.co.uk

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The Southend Festive Gift & Food Show at Garon Park will have hundreds of shopping stands varying from hand-crafted jewellery and Colchester Zoo’s “Magic Christmas” events shabby chic homewares, to Of assorted flavoured start with special opening on Saturday cheeses anda exquisite wines -event for children there 24th Whybaby not reindeer join in thetocelebrations will be November. a mother and pet as well by Santa asthe hereal arrives at the zoo his aswelcoming aThe chance to meet Peppa Pig! Thewith event Southend Festive Gift & Food Show at reindeer. Other events throughout December include will be held on 10th & 11th November. Garon Park will have hundreds of shopping “Mother Christmas Grotto Days,” pantomimes and stands varying from hand-crafted jewellery and lateThe night opening.Festive For the full programme of events & Food flavoured Show at shabbySouthend chic homewares, Gift to assorted visitGaron www.colchester-zoo.co.uk Park will have hundreds of shopping cheeses and exquisite wines - for children there stands frombaby hand-crafted jewellery and will be a varying mother and reindeer to pet as well chictohomewares, to Peppa assorted asshabby a chance meet the real Pig!flavoured The event cheeses wines - for children there will be heldand on exquisite 10th & 11th November. will be a mother and baby reindeer to pet as well as a chance to meet the real Peppa Pig! The event will be held on 10th & 11th November.

Santa On The Pier Visit Santa and his helpers in Santa’s Grotto on Southend Pier, every weekend from Saturday 24th November until Sunday 23rd Barleylands Farm & Craft Village. There is so December between 10am and 4pm. Tickets cost much to do at Barleylands this Christmas. The £5 per child and include a gift and trip on the train elves are busy making Christmas decorations for the child and an accompanying adult. and are a little behind so need you to get crafty Pre-booking essential, telephone Southend Pier Santa Onismake The Pier Visit Santa and his helpers and help decorations. Make your own to in on 01702 618747 Santa’s Grotto on Southend take home! Father ChristmasPier, willevery be in weekend his log from Saturday 24th November until Sunday 23rd cabin and you can visit him and choose one of the Santa Onbetween The Pier10am Visit Santa and Tickets his helpers in December and 4pm. cost to advertise in the his nexttoyshop. issue of The Guide call: 01375 402 546 6 magnificent toys from ForLocal fullBusiness details Santa’s Grotto on Southend Pier, every weekend £5 per child and include a gift and trip on the train visitNovember www.barleylands.co.uk from Saturday 24th until Sunday 23rd for the child and an accompanying adult. Decemberisbetween 10am and 4pm. TicketsPier cost Pre-booking essential, telephone Southend CP November.indd 6 05/11/2012 £5 per child and include a gift and trip on618747 the train on 01702 The Southend Festive Gift & Food Show at for the child and an accompanying adult. Garon Park will have hundreds of shopping Pre-booking is essential, telephone Southend Pier stands varying from hand-crafted jewellery and to advertise in the next issueon of The Local618747 Business Guide call: 01375 402 546 6 01702 shabby chic homewares, to assorted flavoured cheeses and exquisite wines - for children there will be 402 a mother to 01375 546 to advertise advertise in in the the next next issue issue of of The The Local Local Business Business Guide Guide call: call: 01375 402 546 and baby reindeer to pet as well 6 CP November.indd 6 05/11/2012 as a chance to meet the real Peppa Pig! The event

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It’s Good to Be Back! - Reed’s Family Butchers Reed’s Family Butchers opened in August 2012 taking over from the already well known N.D Fuller premises in Corringham next to Iceland. Will, previously of Prime Cut butchers (Stanford-Le-Hope) and the Village Butchers (Horndon-on-the Hill) has spent the last year working in London’s Smithfield meat market but found he was missing the customer interaction. He said “We were looking to set up a butchers shop in the local area when we found the Fullers shop up for sale. As the shop had been trading as a butchers for over 40 years, we believed this would give us a great foundation to establish and grow our own business’. Will, who is working alongside his father Bill, said ‘It has made me proud to see how many customers have come to see us in our new premises and how many people are staying loyal to the shop. “It is good to be back” working within the local community. It really is a family business. Mum (Linda), Dad and I have thrown ourselves whole heartedly into the shop and even my sister Catherine comes to help in her spare time!’

sourced both locally and also from the world renowned London’s Smithfield Meat Market. Bill said ‘It is great to hear the compliments from customers, old and new, regarding the variety and freshness of meat on offer. The variation and quality of meat coupled with the competitive pricing, optional home delivery service, hog roast hire and friendly atmosphere make it difficult to find a reason not to visit’. If you want to forward order or require home delivery phone the shop direct on 01375 673295 Alternatively email your request to reedsfamilybutchers@hotmail.co.uk. Orders can be placed by phone or email.

Keith and Ben have both stayed on at the shop and are working with Will, Bill and Linda to provide their customers with fresh meat and excellent service. The shop has been transformed into a Traditional Family Butchers where the cooked meats, including ham, beef, pork and turkey are cooked in house, with sausages, pies and sausage rolls also made on site. Produce is

reed’s family butchers 37 ST JOHNS WAY, CORRINGHAM, ESSEX SS17 7NA 01375 673295 • reedsfamilybutchers@hotmail.co.uk • LOCALLY SOURCED PRODUCE • FRESH QUALITY MEAT • LARGE SELECTION OF HOME MADE SAUSAGES (INCLUDING GLUTEN FREE) • BACON CURED IN HOUSE • VARIOUS HOME MADE PIES • HOME COOKED HAM, TURKEY, BEEF, PORK • HOME DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE • TRADE CUSTOMERS WELCOME

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Working for the Community

Can you help Re-Home a Dog from Acres Way Kennels? A

cres Way Kennels has been caring for dogs over 20 years. They take in strays for both Southend and Rochford councils, and from members of the public. If you’ve found a stray dog in Southend or the surrounding areas, you should, in the first instance, contact Southend Council on 01702 215836. If you found the dog in Basildon, you should contact Basildon Council on 01268 533333 Sometimes, due to no fault of their own, people find they need to rehome their dogs. Acres Way are sometimes able to take these dogs into their kennels, and find new homes for them. They are visited by a large number of people each week looking to adopt a dog, and are often able to match dogs to new owners within a short period of time. This is far less stressful on the dog in the long run. Their ability to take in dogs for rehoming is dependent on the number of kennels they have available at the time - space is limited, and they are required to keep a number of kennels free for any strays that may be found by the council. That said, they will always endeavour to do their best to help you, should you find yourself in this difficult situation. Please note, that due to limited kennel space and resources, a fee is charged for this service. If you feel you may need to rehome your dog, please call the kennels on 01268 770402 between 10am and 3pm and ask to speak to Tom. Adopting a Dog If you think you might be able to offer a dog a good home, the first thing you need to do is to go down to the kennels, select a suitable dog you like, take it for a walk and see how you get on. Some people and dogs just don’t get along, so before reserving a dog, the Acres Way staff would need to see if you suit each other. If you have children, or another dog, they

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recommend that you bring them with you, to make sure that everyone will get on. Once you have visited the dogs, and hopefully found one that matches your lifestyle and expectations, a member of staff will arrange a convenient time for a home check. These are usually carried out within 2 or 3 days of your visit and take about half an hour. Once the home check is complete, you’ll be able to collect your dog. You will need to bring with you some identification showing your current address, and the £130 adoption fee. It may also benefit you to bring a lead and collar, but if you do not have one, they do have a number available for sale at the kennels. Their staff will be on hand if you have any questions, and will be able to guide you through the adoption process. All the staff and dogs at Acres Way look forward to seeing you! Re-Homing Update Brilliant news – Sebastian, the 4 to 5 year old Jack Russell Terrier that we featured in our last edition has now been successfully re-homed with a new loving family. Sebastian was collected by the dog warden as he was found wandering the streets. He was underweight and in need of a good wash. Sebastian was at Acres Way for a number of months and we’re thrilled that he has finally been placed with a great family. We hope he enjoys his new life! Toby – the 3 to 4 year old male Lurcher we also featured last time is also about to be re-homed as well. Subject to a successful home inspection, a great family has agreed to take Toby as their family pet. So great news all round!

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This month’s featured dogs Bruce - Staffordshire Bull Terrier  Male / Age 2-3

Bruce has a lovely temperament. Ideally he would go with an experienced dog owner who enjoyed exercise

How to contact them Acres Way Kennels, Great Burches Road Thundersley, Essex SS7 3NE They are open 10am-3pm 7 days a week. Visitors are welcome at any time during these hours - no appointment is necessary.

By email: contact@acresway.co.uk By phone: 01268 770402

 Jess - American Bull Female / Age 1

Jess is an un-neutered female of about 1 year old. She is very friendly and very playful. We would recommend that she would go into an only dog family, although she is friendly with most dogs, and not with very small children as she is very strong.

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What’s On In Basildon The BIG Switch On 2012 Saturday 24th November 2012 Basildon Town Centre Start times: • Live entertainment throughout the day • Market stalls open 9am • Main stage acts from 3pm • Christmas lights BIG Switch On at 6pm followed by a firework display • Free event organised by Basildon Council With Christmas edging ever closer, plans are currently underway for the Basildon Christmas Lights BIG Switch On. Taking place in Basildon Town Centre on Saturday 24 November, the BIG Switch on event will see a range of live entertainment and acts throughout the day, in the build up to the light switch on at approximately 6pm. With rides, market stalls, a host of live music and dance, and a fireworks display, the event is aimed at families - and promises something for visitors of all ages. This is a FREE event and everybody is invited to join the fun. On The Day: There will be an all day Christmas Market and funfair rides. The staged roadshow will start at 3pm with performances from school choirs, Kayzar Dance, Basildon Choral Society and solo singers Danielle Bird and Adam Duffill. There will also be demonstrations from Maru Kai Karate, the Fusion Theatre Company and a special performance from the stars of the Towngate Theatre pantomime, Peter Pan. The day will culminate with the switching on of the Christmas lights at 6pm and a fireworks display.

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Yule Ramble Wick Country Park Sunday 9th December 2012 Starts at 2pm Wick Country Park, off Tresco Way, Wickford, SS12 9LD Free event organised by The Friends of Wick Country Park. No booking required Parental supervision required for children On The Day: • Meet at the pavilion • Mulled wine and mince pies • Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Wick Country Park takes place after the Yule Ramble Finish the year with a sociable walk around Wick Country Park with the Park Ranger and Friends. Enjoy some mulled wine and mince pies. Stay for the Friends of Wick Country Park Annual General Meeting where you can meet the committee and have your say about the Country Park.

Santa in the Woods Saturday 8th December 2012 Langdon Hills - £12 It’s that magical time of year again. Meeting at Westley Heights join one of the walks through the woods. Then find yourselves at Santa’s log cabin. For the first two weekends in December Father Christmas comes to Langdon Hills and is visited by children at his log cabin in the woods. This event is extremely popular and as anyone who has visited before will know buying tickets to the event is extremely difficult as the parks phone line becomes jammed by all the people trying to get tickets! Tickets are on sale online from Wednesday 17th October from Thameside Theatre’s website.

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Top Ten Ways to Save Energy Wasted energy costs you money, and can damage the environment. You can do something about it with these simple tips: 1. Keep out the chill. Close your curtains at dusk to stop heat escaping and draughts coming in. 2. Replace your inefficient fridge-freezer with an ‘A’ rated model and save up to £45 a year. 3. As tempting as it is, don’t dry your clothes on the radiator. It makes your boiler work harder than it needs to and costs you more. 4. Low energy light bulbs last up to 15 times longer and cost about 75% less to run than ‘conventional’ bulbs. 5. Insulate your loft with at least 270mm of fibreglass or similar insulation.

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6. When boiling vegetables use just enough water to keep them covered. 7. Turn it off. Don’t leave televisions, DVD recorders or computers on standby. 8. Use a jug kettle with a water level gauge so you only boil what you need. 9. Turn it down. Nudge your central heating thermostat down just 1 degree and you save 10% on your fuel bills. 10. Keep your cylinder cosy. If you have an old lagging jacket fit a new 80mm one. It will pay for itself in months.

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Recipe Corner Peppermint Crisp Pudding A festive dessert that is exotic and different – quick and easy to make and the perfect ending to a rich and traditional Christmas dinner for those not partial to fruity Christmas Pud. Brings a clean minty taste to the palette and will have family and guests coming back for more.

Ingredients

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1 tin Caramelised Condensed Milk 1 packet Coconut/ Tea biscuits 1 Peppermint Chocolate Bar 1 packet Caramel Milk Pudding Double Cream Decorations as preferred – glace cherries, mint leaves, chocolate sprinkles

At time of serving, whip cream and spread over top of pudding. Roughen surface and decorate with grated peppermint chocolate, Caramel curls, Fresh mint leaves, glace cherries or anything you fancy. For more festive fare, this can be made to look like a snow scene – be creative!

Method Blend Caramel pudding with milk until smooth and thick Add tin caramelised condensed Milk to pudding and blend well Place a layer of biscuits in a suitable serving dish. Carefully spread pudding mixture evenly over biscuits. Grate the chocolate bar over pudding evenly – to cover layer Repeat these layers and refrigerate. If you are using this

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KS Education Excellence in Education

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*4 years 0% APR Representative with a minimum 20% deposit of VAT exclusive price plus VAT on the whole transaction. Finance by Vauxhall Finance, a trading style of GMAC UK plc. Applicants must be aged 18 or over. 4 Years Warranty up to 80,000 miles for Corsavan, Astravan and Combo and 120,000 miles for Vivaro, Movano and New Movano. The warranty will expire when the vehicle has reached either 4 years or when the mileage limit has been exceeded, whichever occurs first. This offer includes Vauxhall’s standard Customer Care Commitment of a one-year unlimited mileage manufacturer’s warranty and a second and third year manufacturer’s warranty with a 60,000 miles (Corsavan, Astravan and Combo) and 100,000 miles (Vivaro, Movano and New Movano) limitation. Please note, the additional 1 year/20,000 miles warranty on Vivaro/Movano/New Movano vehicles applies to the base vehicle only. The warranty excludes wear and tear and serviceable items, and the vehicle has to be serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s servicing schedule. Terms and Conditions apply ask retailer for details. 4 Years Scheduled Servicing Free for up to a total mileage limit of 80,000 miles. Offer includes routine service parts and labour, but excludes wear and tear items and other maintenance items not covered under the routine service schedule. 4 Years Breakdown Assistance provided by the AA including Roadside Assistance, Home Start, Relay, Relay Plus and European Assistance. This offer includes Vauxhall’s standard Customer Care Commitment of 12 months Vauxhall Assistance from first registration. All offers available to private individuals, Vauxhall Partners and small businesses 1-24 (purchase only excl. B2B). All other sales categories are excluded. Offers apply to new vehicles (excl. Movano Expression, Movano Combi and Minibus) ordered or registered between 02.10.12 and 17.12.12, and are subject to status, eligibility, terms and conditions. Offers are available at participating retailers only and may not apply to all retailer stock.

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