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Visit The Jewellery Specialists Creating Your Dreams With All The Professional Aspects of Jewellery You Require 28 ELM ROAD, LEIGH-ON-SEA, ESSEX, SS9 1SN TEL: 01702 472535 FAX: 01702 478800 Email: terryhatt@aol.com Website: www.hattonjewelley.co.uk


Welcome Welcome to the October 2013 edition of the Castle Point Local Business Guide. Essex has a host of museums and galleries that are great for a day out with friends or family. We have highlighted 4 different museums in Essex for visit for great day out (page 6). We also have our regular ‘What’s on in Castle Point’ on page 14 where we feature an Open Day at the Castle Point Transport Museum, Bangers & Mash at Canvey Methodist Church and a Free Micro-chipping event for the family dog. In our regular local community feature on the Acres Way Kennels, based in Castle Point, we are trying to find loving homes for both Leo the Lurcher and Fred the Beagle. We also show a before and after photo of Twiggy the Staff to highlight the good work that is being done nursing neglected dogs back to health at Acres Way (pages 10 & 11). In our regular article on the History of Castle Point we feature The Hotel Kynoch on Canvey Island (page 30).

Advertisers Index GARDEN SERVICES, HOME IMPROVEMENT & CONSTRUCTION BATHROOMS 25 BUILDER / GROUNDWORKS / pAVING 32 BUILDING SUPPLIES CARPETS / FLOORING DECORATOR

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FENCING / timber 21 GARAGE DOORS

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GUTTER CLEANING 22 KITCHENS / BEDROOMS 4, 17, 29, Inside Back LOCKSMITH 36 PLUMBING / HEATING

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REMOVALS 25 Roofing / GUTTERING / SOFFITS 8 , 21 sCAFFOLDING 13 signage / PRINTING 12 TOOL HIRE 12, 13 Upholstery 5 WINDOWS 15

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If you would like to advertise in any of our Guides please contact Ricky on 01375 402546 and with prices starting from as little as £35 it is a really cost effective way of promoting and generating business from your local community.

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Toomey Southend Motor Village

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new cars sold in South Essex are from Toomey Southend

The Largest Display of Used Cars on One Site in Essex, call today:

01702 410618

Toomey Southend Motor Village Automotive Retail Park, Cherry Orchard Way, Rochford, Southend SS4 1GP

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94% Customer recommendation based on May 2013 CSI sales and service customers. 1 in 4 new cars sold in South Essex are from Toomey Southend. †MOT 4 LIFE on new and used cars when booked with a scheduled service at Toomey Southend. Excludes Fleet and Motability customers. No Cash Alternative. Terms and conditions apply. **Free tank of fuel on used cars, to be filled up at Toomey Southend petrol station at point of handover. Offer available on used cars ordered and delivered before 30th September 2013. Offer excludes a small selection of used cars. Offers supersede all previous promotions.

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Lula Belle’s

Pet Food and Accessories

FREE HOME DELIVERY ON ALL ITEMS OR ORDERS OVER £40 WITHIN THE LOCAL AREA

We Sell Dog Food, Cat Food, Guinea Pig, Rabbit & Fish Food JAMES WELLBELOVED, LOVEJOYS, ROYAL CANIN, BAkERS,CHAppIE, FELIx, IAMS, DREAMIES & MANY MORE... WE ALSO HAVE A gREAT RANgE OF LEADS, COLLARS, BEDS, TOYS & TREATS ALL IN STORE

Unit 26 Shafers Centre, 677 High Road, Benfleet, SS7 5SF

01268 757930

Open Tuesday to Friday 9am - 4.30pm Saturday 9am - 4pm

• A range of over 200 kitchen & bedroom doors • Made to measure sizes • Kitchen and bedroom refurbishments

01268 799332

5 High Street, South Benfleet, SS7 1NA (opposite St Mary’s Church)

www.sncollection.co.uk - Kitchens www.stevemurphyinteriors.com - Bedrooms 4

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The Weir Gallery & Phoenix Frames We are a family run business with over 30 years of experience in Westcliff, now in a unit close to the Rayleigh Weir, giving the same excellent advice, choice and service.

Our Workshop uses traditional and modern techniques using both manual and automatic equipment depending on your framing requirements. From re-glazing, reframing or print replacements, medals to family photographs, football shirts to Royal Academy paintings and budget photo-frames to conservation framing.

48hr Framing Service 01268 775778 www.theweirgallery.co.uk - www.phoenixframes.co.uk

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Original Paintings Framed Pictures Limited Editions Mounted Prints Tapestries Canvases Readymades School Photo’s Ceramics-Pottery 1000’s Prints 600+ Moulding's

PREMIER RESTORATIONS Upholstery repairs in yoUr home WHY BUY NEW?

• Replacement seat interiors for fixed or loose cushions

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• Seat boosters to restore shape and comfort • Frame, spring and webbing repairs • Electric or manual recliners repaired - Parts Supplied

• Leather Upholstery Cleaning

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Museums in Essex Essex has a host of museums and galleries that are great for a day out with friends or family. Southend Central Museum is in the heart of Southend on Sea and is home to collections of local and natural history and archaeology. It has a changing programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year and entry is free. You can find the Central Museum on Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, SS2 6EW. For more details visit www.southendmuseums.co.uk or call 01702 434449

For a fun filled family day out visit Chelmsford Museum. Set in the beautiful Oaklands Park, the museum tells the story of the county town from the Ice Age to the present. There are a nice variety of exhibits, from a fine collection of fossils, a living beehive and British wildlife galleries, to the history of the Essex Regiment and the Essex Yeomanry There is also an adventure playground. For more details visit www.chelmsford.gov.uk/museums The House on the Hill Toy Museum in Stansted displays a fascinating huge collection of toys through the ages, revealing the culture, fashions and technological developments of this and other countries. There is also a display of film, theatre and rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia and a large collection of vintage slot machines. Admission is £9.95 for adults and £7.50 for children. For more information visit www.stanstedtoymuseum.com or call 01279 813237. Boxted Airfield Museum is open to the public from 10.00 am to 4.00pm on the ast Sunday of each month. Part of the Boxted airfield – one of the most important American airfields during the 2nd World War. There is a developing display of artifacts and displays and there are special events throughout the year. For more information visit www.boxted-airfield.com or call 01279 813237. 6

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A Fresh Start, The Quiet Life Luxury living at affordable prices in the heart of the beautiful Essex countryside

NEW 5 STAR DEVELOPMENT IN THE HEART OF ESSEX

JUST ARRIVED 2 NEW KING FISHER LODGES WITH ROOF TERRACES, OVERLOOKING THE FIELDS TOWARDS BATTLESBRIDGE

PART EXCHANGE SCHEME, LODGES AVAILABLE £124,950 from

Benefits include: • UK Home Exchange scheme avoiding the hassle of selling your home. • No estate agents fees (Valuation and holding fees paid for you). • Ideal for semi-retired or retired couples. • Fully accessible for wheelchair users. • 24hr shopping facilities close by. • Pets welcome • Shop on site. • Friendly, community atmosphere.

• All homes have full services, private garden and adjacent parking (block paved driveways). • New health centre & doctors surgery close by. • New park homes from £99,000. • Currently there is a ten month occupancy condition on the Park, but permission is being sort for permanent occupation. • 24 hour cctv. • Peaceful secure setting. • All homes fully furnished

Burnham Road, Battlesbridge, Essex SS11 7QT Call: 01245 807226 www.thelocalbusinessguide.co.uk 7

HAYES COUNTRY PARK ESSEX Hayes Country Park is owned and managed by Leisure Park Estates LLP.

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Book Now For Christmas

Affinity is ideal for family and friends get togethers or just for a quick lunch or snack from midday to 3pm Affinity ÂŁ11 for 2 courses from Tuesday to Friday from 6pm - ÂŁ14 on Saturdays Christmas Bookings now being taken for Lunchtimes and Evenings - for couples to large groups - please phone for details Restaurant open at 1777 - 1779 London Road, Leigh on Sea Essex, SS9 2ST (near Thames Drive) Telephone 01702 555154 e-mail bookings or for information contact info@affinity1777.co.uk www.thelocalbusinessguide.co.uk

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Working for the Community

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

showing your current address, and the £130 adoption fee.

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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

f you think you can 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 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

Twiggy – a great example of the difference Acres Way can make to a dog’s life ! Twiggy was a female staff that was brought into the kennels via the local council. She was truly emaciated, claws almost so long that they curled back round to her pads and a horrendous skin condition. She spent many weeks in the kennels having continuous treatment for her skin, regular scrub ups including cutting her nails and eating plenty to regain a safe weight. Below is a picture of her on arrival to the kennels and below that picture is a picture of her now in her loving new home.

Acres Way Kennels, Great Burches Road, Thundersley, Essex SS7 3NE Phone: 01268 770402 Email: contact@acresway.co.uk Open 10am-3pm 7 days a week. Visitors are welcome at any time during these hours - no appointment is necessary. 10

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This month’s featured dogs

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Fred - Beagle Male/ Age 6 - 7

Good with other dogs: Good Good with children: Very Good

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Leo - Lurcher p Male / Age 2 - 3

Good with other dogs: Yes Good with children: Unknown Additional information: Very placid and friendly dog

Breed: Beagle

Age: 6-7

Sex: Male

th children: Very good

th dogs: Good

nal information: People are put off Fred due to his age but Fred is very active and a general for a Beagle is 12-15 years.

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A & J FASTENERS UNIT 19 BRUNEL ROAD MANOR TRADING ESTATE BENFLEET, ESSEX, SS7 4PS

NO MINIMUM ORDERS ON TRADE COUNTER

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What’s On In Castle Point Castle Point Transport Museum Open Day Sunday 13th October 2013 Starts: 10am Ends: 4.30pm 105 Point Road, Canvey Island Fun for all the family with road transport displays, sales stalls, sweets & ice cream stalls. Free parking at the Labworth car park and free bus service to the museum. For more details call 01268 684272 or visit www.castlepointtransportmuseum.co.uk

Free Microchipping Event Sunday 13th October 2013 10am - 1.00pm Field next to pumping station rear of Cedar Road, Canvey Island In association with The Dogs Trust. For more information visit www.canveyisland-tc.gov.uk

Bangers & Mash Saturday 19th October 2013 11am - 1.30pm Canvey Methodist Church, Waarden Rd, Canvey Island Also stalls including books, bric-a-brac, cards, crafts and cake

Christmas Is Coming... Saturday 30th November 2013 12 Noon - 5pm Canvey Island Town Centre

Christmas Festive Fun is coming to Canvey Island Town Centre with entertainment hosted by Heart Essex Radio with children’s games, funfair, stalls, Santa, real reindeers and the Christmas lights switch on. Entry is freeand everyone is welcome! For more information visit www.canveyisland-tc.gov.uk 14

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Castle Point Denture Clinic Come to the Denture Professionals All Aspects of Denture work From a Simple Repair to a Complete Denture Cosmetic Makeover Denture Repairs in 30 Minutes (approx) New Patients Welcome Ground Floor - No Stairs! Home Visits Available For those Who Can’t Visit Us AREAS COVERED: LEIGH, HADLEIGH, RAYLEIGH THUNDERSLEY, BENFLEET & CANVEY ISLAND

Open Monday - Friday 8.00am - 5.30pm GP Dyer Dip. C.D.T. R.C.S.(Eng) 151676

Telephone: 01702 557750 273 Kiln Road, Benfleet, Essex SS7 1RU (near Victoria House / Corner Roundabout)

(Kitchen Planning, Design & Installation)

Quality Kitchens & Bathrooms at affordable prices!

Or just a kitchen makeover with replacement doors & worktops

We will do all those finishing touches such as: Tiling|Flooring|Lighting| Decorating

All works carried out by our qualified installers, electricians and gas fitters

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THE LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE WORKING FOR THE COMMUNITY

Money Guidance

by Martin Lamb Dip. PFS Certs C11 (MP & ER)

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recent survey showed that only a third of the population trusted Financial Advisers. This is disappointing as our incredibly complex financial services market means that the layman has virtually no chance of making the correct decisions without some professional guidance. The point at which you chose to retire and draw your pensions may well be the most important financial decision you make in your life. Your pension fund is likely to be your second largest asset after your home, and the decisions you make with at retirement may well be irreversible and can affect the rest of your life. We may moan about the NHS but we should all be thankful that as a result of medical advances and ‘free’ treatment for all, that life expectancy has risen incredibly since the war, so much so that many of us will be retired for more years than we earned a decent living. Just think about that for a second, you may well have started earning ‘proper’ money in your early thirties, be retiring thirty years later, and live into your early nineties…………….. That is scary. Just think what prices were thirty years ago. How much did you pay for your first house? What were you earning then? Inflation may well be higher going forwards than over the last twenty years, so just how will your pension fund cope? Most of us retiring will accept the first ‘quote’ presented to us by our pension providers. Once this is done it probably can’t be reversed and you could be locked in to a static, uncompetitive annuity. It may not provide any benefit for your spouse or partner in the event of your death, and almost certainly won’t have any element of inflation proofing. Even if you shop around using annuity comparison sites, many of these do not find the best deal

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and will they walk you through all of your choices? Have you heard of Temporary Annuities, Investment Backed Annuities, Income Drawdown or Enhanced Annuities? These products all have features that differ from ‘conventional’ annuities, and if you don’t consider them, you may well be making the wrong choice. Remember this may be the biggest choice you ever make! Much of the material sent out at the point of retirement is confusing and unclear. Before you accept any pension quote and draw your pension you need to ask yourself; How much Tax Free Cash should I take? Why should I take Tax Free Cash if I don’t need it ? Do my existing pension plans have any valuable guarantees that are not obvious? How much spouse or partner’s pension should I allow for? Do I buy an inflation linked annuity? What happens to the funds on my or my spouse or partner’s death? Can I pass my pension fund on to my children? Annuity rates are at an all time low, should I retire later? How can I get an income but not lock into low annuity rates? I want to keep working and need some cash but not my pension, how can I do this? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, then you need advice! At Joseph Lamb’s we have been providing point of retirement advice for over 40 years. We can help you to plan your retirement from a few years out if needed or even help you to retire earlier than you may have expected. Contact us for a free initial consultation and a copy of our retirement guide. Martin Lamb, Dip.PFS Certs CII (MP & ER) Investments may go down as well as up, Past performance is no guarantee of future performance. This article does not constitute investment advice, readers should seek an assessment of their needs and requirements before making any decisions based on the content of this article

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• Custom Made Costumes at Competitive Prices • Wide selection of fabrics in stock Ballet, Tap, Ballroom, Jazz, Gymnastics, Twirling, Ice-Skating and Cheerleading

Bring Along Your Design And Let Us Quote For Your Next Show Or Competition Outfit

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Wheelchair Purchase, Hire or Servicing 3 & 4 Wheeled Walkers 4 & 8 MPH Scooters Incontinence Products Nebular Purchase, Hire or Servicing Incontinence Products From £3.68 Circulation Booster - £155.53 Boot Scooters From £499 Cosyfeet Extra Roomy Slippers From £20.83

Engineer Call Out £20 (Mon - Fri Office Hours Only)

Very Competitive Prices Group Discounts Available

FREE FRIEndLy advICE & dELIvERy

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953 Long Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0JQ

Tel: 01268 285050

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GUTTER CLEANING Don’t Risk Overflowing Gutters... ...it can damage your home making it damp! Gutters Cleaned From: Bungalow - £39

We use the latest technology that sucks your gutters clean! No Ladders! No Mess!

3 Bed Semi - £49

On-board camera ensures nothing is left in your gutter

4 Bed Detached £59

Skyvac can reach and clean areas that ladders can’t

The King Canute

Canvey Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0QA Family Friendly Pub With Large Outdoor Area Extensive range of great quality pub grub & some amazing value deals.

A safe & cost effective solution

Sky Sports Quiz Night Every Wednesday Poker 7.30pm Every Thursday Disco Every Friday From 8.30pm

For A Free Quotation Call 01268 696404 / 07792 673794 www.newlookoutdoorcleaning.co.uk

Events & Functions Catered For

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History of Castle Point

The Hotel Kynoch - Canvey Island

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he Hotel Kynoch (right) was located approximately 800 yards east of the Lobster Smack on Haven Road. As the sign on the side of the building in the photograph above shows, the Hotel Kynoch was built in 1900. It was built by the Kynoch Dynamite Company which was based on the other side of Hole Haven Creek in Kynoch Town - now known as Coryton. Hole Haven Creek was an important place for the Kynoch Dynamite Company. Although the shipping of explosives bound for London had been banned beyond a certain point by the Thames Conservators, the Dynamite Company had been licensed to moor storage hulks in the creek - against the wishes of the Commissioners of Canvey. More than a dozen hulks were moored between Hole Haven Point and Pitsea, gunpowder being transferred from them to barges and then caves in Benfleet Creek.* Kynoch’s bought approximately 240 acres of land at Brickhouse Farm on the south west side of Canvey Island in order to build the hotel to accommodate their directors and business associates. The hotel proved to be an expensive investment and whilst the initial building estimate had been £2,500, a total of £7,000 was spent by the end of 1900 and opening was delayed until 1903. The Hotel, although a very pleasant residence, was quite isolated and it’s only access was via a track running below Brickhouse Farm along the Seawall. A roof terrace

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was provided giving a fabulous panoramic view across the Thames Estuary and enabling guests to view passing shipping An elevated walkway led to the sea wall. The first recorded manageress of the Hotel Kynoch was Mrs Annie L. Bee. She was replaced in 1909 by a Mr James Went who later went on to become the landlord of the Lobster Smack. Subsequent hotel managers were Douglas Hemus and Edward Hibbert Smith. The hotel continued to run until the mid 1930s. During the war, it served as an army billet and then became the offices for the London and Coastal Oil Wharves. Sadly, this magnificent building was eventually left to fall into disrepair and was demolished around about 1960.

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