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Dear Readers

Suite 23, 10 Churchill Square Business Centre, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4YU Jane Accounts/Sales t: 01732 525805

Winter and December are finally here but what a wonderful hot Summer and great year we have had. We would like to thank all of our advertisers for putting your trust and business in our safe hands; it has been a pleasure working with you. Thank you to all our brilliant distributors who have delivered month after month in some of the hottest of temperatures; we couldn’t get to our readers without you. Lastly, a big thank you to our readers and users of the local Oracle who make it all worth while and who support local businesses and keep us all going. Please keep the feedback coming in.

Anna Artwork/Sales t: 01732 525806

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.

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Please keep safe over the festive season and we will be back again in January. Please note, our cut off dates are slightly earlier for the January edition.

Cut off dates for advertising in the January editions are: • Maidstone 17th December • Malling 13th December • Tonbridge 17th December

All editions can be found on the website each month if you lose your copy or wish to share with someone else www.thelocaloracle.co.uk. We will be also be sharing information on our social media pages which can easily be found.... facebook.com/thelocaloracle or Twitter.com/ thelocaloracle. We look forward to hearing your feedback.

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BUSINESS SERVICES

ENTERPRISE K Sports Cobdown Station Rd, Ditton Aylesford ME20

Garage Estate/Letting Agent Carpet/Flooring Company Cleaner Gardener/Landscaper Sign Writer Florist Computer Support Call Anna on 01732 525806 to book your space!

‘THE AERIAL MAN’

Family business - established 30 years

DIGITAL TV AERIAL SERVICES

YOUR LOCAL TV/RADIO AERIAL SPECIALIST SPECIAL RATES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS NO CALL OUT CHARGE, XTRA POINTS FULLY INSURED Enjoy your free digital channels CCTV Installation HOME & GARDEN 04

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HOME & GARDEN

DON’T RISK BLOCKED GUTTERS.... exposing your home to damp & rot The all new Sky Vac Cleaning system prevents costly repairs • Cleaning from the safety of the ground, up to 3 storeys. • On board camera for precision cleaning. • Accesses above restricted areas such as conservatories, extensions, valley/box gutters, garages and small spaces.

• Gutter repairs.

Free camera inspection & estimate. GUTTER CLEANING FROM £50 NO MESS NO FUSS

BRAMKO LTD

PLEASE CALL Mark Killick 01732 357660 or 07899 894838 mik1969@hotmail.co.uk

A. P. S. PLUMBING PLUMBING

All plumbing jobs: Taps, Showers, Rads, Toilets, Sinks, Leaks, Loft Tanks, Burst Pipes, Cylinders, Saniflo.

01622 430290 or 07581 154499

GAS

New boilers, Servicing/Repair, Cooker, Installations, Gas Fires, Landlord Certificates.

BLOCKED DRAINS

Drain Jetting, Blocked Drains, Sinks, Baths, Showers, Saniflos, Descaling.

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LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY

PERSONAL & LEISURE

WILLS

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Fully Registered Lasting Powers of Attorney from £125 each (plus Court fee). • Ethical, friendly, family company based in Maidstone. • Over 10 years’ experience. • Fully regulated and insured. • Appointments in your own home or office included in your fixed fee. • Weekend and evening appointments available. • Fair, fixed fees agreed in advance (currently no VAT!).

Contact us today to find out more: Telephone: 01622 239766 Mobile: 07825 575826 Email: enquiries@islalaw.co.uk www.islalaw.co.uk Let us put your mind at rest, with no added fuss.

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Aylesford Allington Barming Ditton Maidstone Ringlestone

Maidstone EDITION

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We now have 3 editions with a distribution totalling 46,500 homes and businesses. Every 1/4, 1/2 and full page colour advert comes with: A-Z category advert and a page on our website. We can print, supply leaflets and distribute 1,000 to 46,500 leaflets for you. Just tell us which areas you would like to target . Each monthly edition can be found on our website where you can flick through the pages online. You can have a page on our website for just ÂŁ10 per month which includes photos, a video, text and links to your website and social media.

Malling EDITION

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Category the local News p2 CONTACT DETAILS p2 COLOUR ADVERTS WHAT CAN THE LOCAL ORACLE DO FOR YOU? p14 Accountants − TaxAssist Accountants p4 Aerials − The Aerial Man p4 Artist - Christopher Marshall Bathroom Installations - Bathe in Safety p6 - Bathrooms Solutions - Nightingale Bathrooms p7 Beauty - Simply Be Cosmetics Blinds - Penumbria Blinds & Solar Control Ltd p9 Building Services - J & T Construction - Paul Tann Ltd - R Blackman Business Networking - BNI Enterprise p4 Business Opportunity - Utility Warehouse Car Body Repairs - Autospray p10 Car Service & Repair - Stevensons p13 Carer Carer/PA p10 Carpentry - RED Carpentry Charity Events p11 Conservatories - Howard Caine p8 Decorators - Gawaine Sutton - Wayne Burvill Dentist − Identics Dental Surgery p13 Double Glazing Repairs - DG Solutions (Kent) Ltd − SOS Window Works p9

Driveways/Patio Cleaning & Repairs - Bramko Ltd p5 Electricians - ASD Electrical Services p5 - DAR Electrical Services - Gravesham Electrical Ltd - LT Security & Electrical Services Fencing - Parkers Fencing & Gate Automation - Tate Fencing p9 Foster Care - Xcell2000 p3* Garage Doors − Garage Door Associates - Garolla Roller Shutter Doors p7 Garden Landscaping − Yew Tree Landscapes Ltd Gas & Heating Services - Blaize Services Ltd p5 - FJM Plumbing & Heating Ltd p6 Locksmith − A Maidstone Locksmith Mental Health - Neuro Precision p13 Offices To Rent - Aylesford Business Centre p4 Oven Cleaners − Oven Angels Plumbers - APS Plumbing p5 - DL Plumbing Printers - Scarbutts Printers Removals & Storage − Goodfellows Removals & Storage Roofing − DP Roofing - Holland & Holland Roofing Shutters - Stylehouse Shutters p1 Skincare - Tropic Skip Hire − Haffenden Skip Hire Solicitors −Graham Colley Solicitors p11 Storage - Aylesford Self Storage p10

Tree Surgery − MD Tree Care & Landscaping p9 - Qualitree * Will Writing & Estate Planning - Humphrey & Scace p12 - Isla Law p13 Windows - DG Solutions - Window Fix p24 Window Cleaners − All Clean Windows

USEFUL NUMBERS P22 EVENTS P23

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BATHROOM INSTALLATIONS

Christopher Marshall

Nightingale Bathrooms

Pencil portraits from photographs and classic motorcycle prints.

Easy access showers, baths and wet rooms. Raised height toilets. Slip resistant safety flooring. Discounts for SSAFA, British Legion, Ex service personnel & Over 60s.

a: Luddesdowne, Nr Meopham t: 01474 813434 e: info@christopher-marshall.co.uk www.christopher-marshall.co.uk

m: 01732 652052 www.nightingalebathrooms.co.uk

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ACCOUNTANTS

BATHROOM INSTALLATIONS

BEAUTY

TaxAssist Accountants

Bathe In Safety

Simply Be Cosmetics

Free initial discussion. Full range of services for small businesses. Fixed fees. Friendly local service at our Larkfield Shop

Easy Access Bathrooms. Safe, sound and stylish. Walk-in showers. Walk-in baths. Wetrooms. Zero VAT on Mobility bathrooms.

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a: Bearsted, Maidstone m: 07957 893 591 c: Louise www.simplybecosmetics.co.uk Microdermabrasion is a high tech facial using a diamond tipped wand to provide a better exfoliation by removing dead skin cells. This 40-50 minute anti aging treatment leaves your complexion glowing and feeling years younger. Special offer until 1/12 £25.

AERIALS

BATHROOM INSTALLATIONS

BLINDS

The Aerial Man

Bathroom Solutions

Penumbra Blinds & Solar Control Ltd

a: 714 London Road, Larkfield ME20 6BL t: 0845 5212241 or 01732 221960 c: Gary Richards e: garyrichards@taxassist.co.uk

t: 01732 883542 01622 871614 Satellite TV in all rooms. New digital aerials. CCTV Installation Free to view channels. No subscription fees. ITV2, C5 etc. Insurance (Storm damage jobs undertaken) Special rates for senior citizens. No call out charge. All work and equipment guaranteed. (See Colour Ad On Page 4)

t: 01622 962108 www.batheinsafety.co.uk

t: 01732 871254 m: 07908 021913 c: David Bartholomew e: bathroomsolutionslarkfield@outlook.com f/b: @Bathroomsolutionslarkfield Complete bathroom installs, supply and design or fit only. Plumbing, tiling, splash panels, plastering, electrical work. All types of floors fitted. No obligation quotes. Over 15 Yrs Exp. Public liability insured.

a: Unit 2 Albans Farm, Romford Road Pembury, Kent TN2 4BB t: 01892 825522 m: 07767 326211 c: Stuart Munday e: stuart@penumbrablinds.com www.penumbrablinds.com We manufacture, supply & install all types of internal & external blinds & awnings, along with solar control & security window films. (See Colour Advert On Page 9)

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J&T Construction

Utility Warehouse Discount Club Authorised Distributor Network Marketing Business t: 01732 521494 c: Jane Marshall e: jane.marshall@uwclub.net www.make-moneywithme.co.uk

t: 01634 711836 m: 07710 157666 c: John Copeland e: john@jandtconstruction.co.uk www.jandtconstruction.co.uk - Building Maintenance - Building Insurance Work - Exensions and Loft Conversions - New Builds and Refurbishments - All building works undertaken Established 1986

Major British PLC is offering motivated individuals the opportunity of a lifetime. You don’t need experience – all training & support is provided.

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CARER/PA REQUIRED Based in Kings Hill Working within a team to provide all day to day care for two young severely disabled adults. For more information contact:

Jane Marshall 07912 878830 jane@themarshallfamily.co.uk

BUILDING SERVICES

CARPENTRY

Paul Tann Ltd

Paul Anthony Interiors

t: 01732 842863 m: 07956 313287 or 07834 810453 c: Paul Tann e: paultannltd@btinternet.com www.paultann.co.uk Specialising in foundations, drainage and all types of paving. Fully insured. All work guaranteed. Established over 20 years.

m: 07719 117250 e: info@paulanthonycarpentry.co.uk www.paulanthonycarpentry.co.uk

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Carpentry and joinery. Laminate wood flooring. Kitchen installations. Radiator Covers. Made to measure sliding wardrobes. Cupboards, units and shelving. No job too big or too small. 25 years experience. Call for free, no obligation quote. Discount to local Oracle readers.

BUILDING SERVICES

CAR BODY REPAIRS

CARPENTRY

R Blackman General Maintenance

Autospray Solutions

RED Carpentry

t: 01892 838668 m: 07887 948430 c: Richard Blackman e: rblackman1@btinternet.com

Roofing, guttering, PVC fascias, soffits, leadwork, chimney repairs and brickwork. Interior and exterior painting. Patios & driveways and conservatory bases.

BUSINESS NETWORKING

a: Unit 18, Lake Road, Quarry Wood Industrial Estate, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7TQ m: 07773 340049 t: 01622 727263 c: Ben Award winning Kent based service and tradesmen for all your bodywork repair needs. Carried out at your convenience at home, work or our brand new unit in Aylesford. (See Colour Ad On Page 10) CAR SERVICE & REPAIR

ENTERPRISE

(Formerly Kings Hill) K Sports Cobdown, Station Rd, Ditton, Aylesford ME20 6AU We meet every Thursday morning. Call Anna to book your place! 01732 525806 (See Colour Ad On Page 4)

t: 01622 751447 m: 07896 904056 c: Richard Dillon Exterior & interior doors & frames supplied and fitted. All types of windows. Solid & laminate flooring. Kitchens fitted. All types of carpentry work undertaken. Over 30 years experience.

TO ADVERTISE HERE CALL 01732 525805/6

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TO ADVERTISE HERE CALL 01732 525805/6

SOS Window Works

a: The Bounds, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7LZ t: 01622 206690 m: 07779 006696

e: soswindowworks@virginmedia.com

www.soswindowworkskent.co.uk

Double glazing repairs & maintenance, misted units, broken glass, broken hinges and handles, lockouts, emergency entry, door adjustment, child restrictors, patio door rollers, cat flaps, letter boxes and Velux windows.

Charity Events (See Ads on Page 11)

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CONSERVATORIES

DECORATORS

Howard Caine Conservatories

Wayne Burvill

t/f: 01732 321050 m: 07798 867393 or 07796 945775 e: Andy@HowardCaineConservatories.co.uk www.HowardCaineConservatories.co.uk New Conservatories, Refurbishment, Windows/Doors Check us out at Checkatrade.com Fully registered with FENSA Customer References Available. (See Colour Ad On Page 8)

DRIVEWAY/PATIO CLEANING & REPAIRS

Bramko Ltd

t: 01732 847335 m: 07989 370722 e: wayneburvill@hotmail.com fb: wayneburvill1972 All aspects of painting & decorating undertaken as well as general DIY and property maintenance. Professional, tidy and insured.

Contact Mark Killick on 01732 357660 or 07899 894838 e: mik1969@hotmail.co.uk www.bramko.co.uk Block paving, patio slabs & decking restored to original condition. Weed moss, & grime removal to prevent slippery surfaces. Patios from £45, Block paving from £75. Free estimate & demonstration. Gutter Cleaning from £50 (See Colour Ad On Page 5)

DENTIST

ELECTRICIANS

Identics Dental Surgery

ASD Electrical Services

Local dental practice now open. Affordable monthly payment plans. Relaxed comfortable environment. Call or pop in for more information (See Colour Ad On Page 13)

No job too small Maintenance and installation Domestic and commercial Repairs and fittings Free quotations No call out fee Family run business. (See Colour Ad On Page 5)

DECORATORS

DOUBLE GLAZING REPAIRS

ELECTRICIANS

Gawaine Sutton

DG Solutions (Kent) Limited

DAR Electrical Services

D-G t: 01622 863579 m: 07979 757662 25 years experience Complete decorating service Interior & exterior Painting & decorating City & Guilds qualified Friendly and reliable service. Call for a Free Estimate.

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a: 1 Odiham Drive, Allington, Maidstone, Kent t: 01622 669345 e: info@identicsdentalcare.co.uk www.identicsdentalcare.co.uk

Double Glazing Problems Solved Family Business near West Malling t: 01732 842691 m: 07870 213098 e: contact@dgsolutionskent.co.uk www.dgsolutionskent.co.uk Windows, Doors, Conservatories: Repairs, Upgrades, Misted Sealed Units, Broken Handles, Hinges and Locks. Cat Flaps New Installations, Secondary Glazing FENSA, Insurance-backed Free telephone advice and call out Over 30 years’ experience

t: 01622 528190 m: 07885 605424 e: asdelectricalservices@gmail.com

t: 01622 870147 m: 07515 159821 Local reliable company happy to take on any job no matter how small: Home Lighting, Sockets & Switches Full or Part Rewire, Security & garden lighting, PAT Testing, Periodic inspections and inspections for Letting Part P Approval. NAPIT Approved No Call out charge. Free, friendly and honest advice. No hidden extras.

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Gravesham Electrical Ltd

m: 07828 199986 c: Spencer e: graveshamelectrical@hotmail.com www.graveshamelectrical.co.uk Fully qualified NVQ Level 3 Electrictian. Up to date with the latest (2018) regulations. Qualified tester/inspector (C&G2391), Part P certified with NICEIC. Over 15 years experience. All work guaranteed & insured. Free quotes. No call out fees.

F-G FOSTER CARE

Thinking about Fostering? If you are able to offer a nurturing and happy home and want to improve the life of a child, we would love to hear from you. aimee.bartlett@xcel2000.com or call 07872 933097 or 01795 470222 (See Colour Ad On Page 3)

G-L GAS & HEATING SERVICES

Blaize Services Ltd

m: 07581 154499 c: James e: jtr.plumber72@gmail.com Plumbing, heating and bathrooms. All major credit/debit cards accepted. For an immediate response call James. (See Colour Ad On Page 5)

ELECTRICIANS

GARAGE DOORS

GAS & HEATING SERVICES

L.T Security & Electrical Services

Garage Door Associates

F.J.M Plumbing & Heating Ltd

Over 35 qualified years in Sec/Elect work in domestic/commercial premises. All existing Alarm Systems Serviced or Upgraded. Any small Electrical work undertaken, No Call Out charge. LED Lighting installed (O/S Lights & D/Lights). Very quick response with a friendly approach. Experienced working for the elderly. Over 17 yrs working locally.

a: Showroom and Head Office 18 Holborough Road, Snodland t: 01732 590085 www.garagedoors4you.co.uk Supply and install all makes and styles of garage door. Repairs and Spares. Automation DIY advice Awnings Recommended by Kent Trading Standards 10% off standard up and over doors ordered by the end of November.

FENCING

GARAGE DOORS

m: 07971 552 663 c: Lee Terry e: leeterry4@googlemail.com f/b: @LTSecurity-Electrical-Services

Parkers Fencing & Gate Automation

t: 01732 874487 f: 01732 522359 Mobile: 07787 157618 Contact: Darren Parker www.parkersfencing.co.uk All types of fencing - wooden and metal supplied and erected. ELECTRIC GATES & ROLLER SHUTTERS Gates, railings, barriers, on site welding; landscaping, block paving, patios, decking, pergolas. Family run business. Free quotes. Over 18 yrs experience. Visit our new website.

t: 01622 913007 e: info@fjmplumbingandheating.co.uk www.fjmplumbingandheating.co.uk Plumbing, Heating, Servicing Installation, Breakdown, Repairs. All Gas Appliances. (See Colour ad On Page 6)

Garolla Roller Shutter Doors t: 01622 410 425 m: 07537 149 128

Thermally insulated electric garage doors! Great for space saving, kerb appeal and easy to use. Made to measure Limited offer; call us today! Phone lines open 7 days a week. (See Colour Ad On Page 7)

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GARDEN LANDSCAPING

LOCKSMITH

Tate Fencing

Yew Tree Landscapes Ltd

A.Maidstone Locksmiths

t: 01732 853134 e: sales@tatefencing.co.uk www.tatefencing.co.uk Suppliers of fencing materials. Visit our Tonbridge depot.

(See Colour Ad On Page 9)

a: Larkfield t: 01732 848179 m: 07850 175077 c: Kevin Kennett e: yewtreelandscapes1@tiscali.co.uk Specialist In Indian Stone Paving. Garden Artificial Grass, Driveways, Block paving, Brickwork, Turfing, Decking, Fencing, Hard and Soft Landscaping. Free estimates, fully insured. Experienced & professional service. 25 years experience. major credit/debit cards taken.

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a: 27 Dixon Close, Maidstone ME15 6SS t: 01622 410057 m: 07837 751611 c: John e: john@maidstonelocksmiths.com www.maidstonelocksmiths.com Free estimates. 24 hour emergency service. Domestic and Commercial. All types of locks supplied & fitted. UPVC specialists. KCC trading standard approved. WWW.THELOCALORACLE.CO.UK

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PLUMBERS

ROOFING

Neuro Precision

APS Plumbing

D. P. Roofing

t: 01732 387 384 e: neuroprecision@gmail.com www.neuroprecision.co.uk CBT Therapy Hypnotherapy Insomnia Sleep Clinic Couselling Dementia Support & Therapy Short Term Fast & Effective Free Consultation. (See Colour Ad On Page 13)

t: 01622 320284

Leaking taps, toilets, radiators. Blocked sinks and drains. Boiler repairs, servicing and replacements. Central heating repairs and servicing. All aspects of plumbing and heating work. (See Colour Ad On Page 5)

t: 01622 808103 m: 07517 106711 All types of roofing renewed and repaired, chimneys, fascias, guttering etc. All work guaranteed. Free quotes. All areas covered. Trading Standard Approved.

OFFICES TO RENT

PLUMBERS

ROOFING

Aylesford Business Centre

DL Plumbing

Holland and Holland Roofing Ltd

Affordable offices available. 24 hour secure access. Plenty of additional storage space available for stock. Fully furnished if require. Ideal for small businesses.

Dripping taps fixed New taps fitted Leaks fixed Emersion Heater elements replaced New radiators fitted Overflowing loft tanks fixed Dripping toilet overflow fixed

(See Colour Ad On Page 4)

Complete bathrooms fitted including design & tiling if required.

OVEN CLEANERS

PRINTERS

TO ADVERTISE HERE CALL 01732 525805/6

REMOVALS & STORAGE

SHUTTERS

Goodfellows Removals & Storage

Stylehouse Shutters

Household/office removals. Local professional removal and storage company. Family owned. Established 20 years. Please ring for a free quote.

Based in West Malling, supplying and fitting the highest quality, bespoke window plantation shutters. Free no obligation survey. Local, friendly service. 3 year guarantee.

t: 01622 715 730

t: 01732 844746 m: 07792 670141

Oven Angels

t: 01892 514552 m: 07901 857608 www.ovenangels.co.uk Female oven cleaning team using environmentally approved bio degradable, eco friendly products. Now in their 20th year. Prices from £45. Fully insured. As written in the Evening Standard & Daily Telegraph.

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a: Ashtree Farm, Teston Road, West Malling, Kent ME19 5RL t: 01732 841841 f: 01622 753708

t: 01622 842069 m: 07939 583618 c: Tom Holland office@hollandandhollandroofing.co.uk www.hollandandhollandroofing.co.uk Flat Roofing Specialists - Installers of high performance flat roofing systems. Our quotes are free of charge and arranged at a time that’s convenient for you. All work is insuranced backed guaranteed. Members of the Confederation of Roofing Contractors. (CORC)

t: 01732 752121 e: hello@stylehouseshutters.co.uk www.stylehouseshutters.co.uk

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WILL WRITING & ESTATE PLANNING

Isla Law Ltd Call Anna 07939 248983

t: 01622 239766 m: 07825 575826 e: enquiries@islalaw.co.uk www.islalaw.co.uk Ethical, modern practice specialising in wills, lasting powers of attorney, court of protection and probate services. Over 10 years experience in wills and probate work, brought direct to your home or office at a time that suits you. (See Colour Ad On Page 13)

Whether you’re looking for natural, cruelty-free, multi award winning skincare or a little extra income, Tropic has something for you. tropicskincare.com/annamarshall

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SKIP HIRE

TREE SURGERY

WINDOWS

Haffenden Skip Hire

M. D. Tree Care & Landscaping

DG Solutions (Kent) Limited

2yd to 12yd skips available. Local reliable service. Call for competitive rates.

All forms of tree work undertaken. We offer a reliable, professional, local and friendly tree care and landscaping service. Family run for 3 generations. No obligation on estimates. (See Colour Ad On Page 9)

SOLICITORS

TREE SURGERY

WINDOWS

Graham Colley Solicitor

Qualitree Services Ltd

Window Fix Direct

Local solicitors practice specialising in Wills, Probate Advice, Inheritance Tax, updating Wills (Codicils), Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection. Home Visits and Fixed Fees available.

Tree Surgery, Felling & Removal Hedge Cutting & Trimming Qualified, Experienced & Reliable Fully Insured & Value for Money

a: East Malling t: 01732 871858 or 01732 840116 m: 07850 049246

t: 01634 838656 www.colley.co.uk/solicitors

t: 01634 323960 m: 07748 848598 c: Matthew Dighton e: matthewdighton@gmail.com

t: 01622 208426 c: Gary or Caroline Everest e: hello@qualitree-services.co.uk www.qualitree-services.co.uk

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01622 753618 7 Mill Street, Maidstone ME15 6XW

COUNCIL Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone House, Kings Street, Maidstone 01622 602000 www.maidstone.gov.uk Tonbridge & Malling BC, Gibson Building, Gibson Drive, Kings Hill 01732 844522 DOCTORS Aylesford Medical Centre, Admiral Moore Drive, British Legion Village, Aylesford 01622 885880 Thornhills Medical Practice, Martin Square, Larkfield 01732 849980 The Vine Medical Centre, 13 Tonbridge Road 01622 754898 Dr D Forsythe, The George Holding Centre, Chaucer WaY 01732 841213 HOSPITAL Maidstone Hospital, Hermitage Lane, Maidstone 01622 729000 MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY Maidstone & District 01622 675556 LIBRARY Castle Rd, Allington ME16 0PR 01622 683435 Martin Square, Larkfield 0300 041 3131

LOCAL HALLS Aylesford Village Community Centre, 25 Forstal Road 01622 717473 Aylesford Village Club 01622 716056 Beechwood Community Hall, Marigold Way Barming - Martine Jefferys 07504 622288 Ditton Community Centre, Kilnbarn Road 01732 844749 Leybourne Village Hall 01732 873722 St Nicholas Church Halls, Poplar Grove, Allington Maidstone ME16 0DE. stnicholas1@outlook. com 01622 299715 MAIDSTONE LIONS CLUB Malcolm Luxton 0845 8339869 MALLING DISTRICT LIONS CLUB Ted Inns 0845 8335735 PHARMACIES Delmergate Oaks Pharmacy, Royal British Legion Village, Aylesford 01622 882386 Paydens, 12 Martin Square, Larkfield 01732 843203 POLICE Maidstone Police Control Centre 101 Neighbourhood Police Officers Community Warden - Ditton John Newton 07813 712081 RSPCA RSPCA Leybourne Animal Centre, 199 Castle Way, Leybourne, Kent ME19 5HW 0300 123 0751

SAMARITANS 48 Grecian Street, Maidstone, ME14 2TS 01622 674444 SCHOOLS Allington Primary School, Hildenborough Crescent, London Road 01622 757350 Aylesford Primary School, Teapot Lane, Aylesford 01622 718192 Aylesford Sports College, Teapot Lane, Aylesford 01622 717341 Ditton Infant School, Pear Tree Avenue, Ditton 01732 844107 Ditton Junior School, New Road, Ditton 01732 843446 St Peter’s & St Paul’s Pre-School, Ditton Community Centre - Jackie Dearden 07729 042811 St Peter’s Church of England Primary School AND St Peter’s School Nursery Ltd 01622 717335 Mount Pleasant, Aylesford Ditton Church Pre-School, Church Centre - Wendy Caldicott 07845 921621 Palace Wood Primary School, Talbot Road, Allington 01622 750084 Leybourne St Peter & Paul Primary School, Rectory Lane North, Leybourne 01732 842008 St James the Great Primary School, Chapman Way, East Malling 01732 841912 The Malling School, Beech Road, East Malling 01732 840995

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Events MONDAYS 9.45am Music & movement, babies & toddlers, Beechwood Hall, Barming. 07901 712510 10am-11.15am, Over 60’s Pilates, Capel Morris Centre, RBLI, Aylesford, 01622 715576. 1.30-2.30pm Medau Classes at Wateringbury VH, ME18 5NU. 1st Class foc £5. 01622 749002 1-4pm Ditton Indoor Short Mat Bowling Club – Sally Payne 01622 720156 (May–Sep) 3-5pm Westborough Bowls Club, London Road, Allington, behind The Pippin pub. Contact Steve 01622 725650

8-9.15pm Medau exercise class at Brookfield Junior School, Joan on 01634 256891.

THURSDAYS 7.30am Maidstone Dawn Patrol Rotary Club - at Leah’s Bistro, High St. Pat Jeffery Secretary on 07821 784605 for info. 9.45 and 10.45am Musical Playtime, Grove Green Community Centre. 07901 712510 10.15-12pm Buddha Buddies Baby & Tots Yoga, Adventure Kidz, Aylesford 07801948969 10am-11.15am, Beginners Pilates, Capel Morris Centre, RBLI, Aylesford, 01622 715576.

6-7pm Beavers (6-8yrs) at Ditton Scout HQ, New Rd, Ditton. Ross King 07812 096724

11.20am-12.20pm, Beginners Yoga, Capel Morris Centre, RBLI, Aylesford, 01622 715576

6.30-8pm Intermediate Yoga, Capel Morris Centre, RBLI, Aylesford, 01622 715576

2pm AylesARA, over 50s meet in the Aylesford CC. Wayne Sprigmore on 01622 710734. 19th Dec

8pm-9.15pm Beginners Pilates, Capel Morris Centre, RBLI, Aylesford, 01622 715576 (1st, ex Bank hols) 7 for 7.30pm Barming WI, Village Hall, Heath Road. Mrs. Fiona Plant fplant@mail.com 7-8pm Kick Ass Aerobics £6 at Heavenly Fitness in Tovil Maidstone 07711790101 (1st) 8pm R.N.L.I. meet at Sea Cadets Hall, College Rd, Maidstone. 01622 725435.

TUESDAYS

(May–Sep) 5-7pm Westborough Bowls Club, London Road, Allington, behind The Pippin pub. Contact Steve 01622 725650. 5.15-6.45pm Beavers (6-8yrs) at Ditton Scout HQ, New Rd, Ditton. Ross King 07812 096724 6.15-7.15pm Weight Watchers, St Andrews Church Hall, Barming - Judith 01622 683382 (3rd) 7pm Wateringbury Flower Club, Nettlestead VH, ME18 5ER. 01732 873021

SUNDAYS 10am-12noon, every 2nd and 4th, Zen meditation group, Maidstone ME16, contact Barbara 01622 670587

...ALSO THIS MONTH Every Monday-Friday 9.30am-3.30pm The Cafe, Blackthorn Trust, St Andrew’s Road, Barming, ME16 9AN is open for coffees and lunches. Saturday 7 December 2.30pm St Peter & St Pauls Church Aylesford welcome Avely and Newham Brass Band. £10 incl tea & biscuits. Saturday 7 December 10am-2pm HOKH Christmas Fayre at Heart of Kent Hospice, Preston Hall, Aylesford, Kent. ME20 7PU Sunday 8 December 11-3pm Dandelion Time Christmas Fair. A great local day out for the family. Saturday 14 December Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair at Lockmeadow Market Hall, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8LW. Thursday 19 December 2-4pm Dementia Friendly Cafe at Aylesford School. (See Ad) Saturday 21 December 2pm Santa Dash at Maidstone United FC. (See Ad)

7-9pm Ditton Scouts (10-14 years old) at Ditton Scout HQ. Leader 07812 096724

Christmas services to be held at St Peter & St Paul's Church Aylesford:

7-8pm Beginners Pilates £8 at Heavenly Fitness in Tovil Maidstone 07711790101

Sun 1 Dec 10am Lights of love service to mark the beginning of the Lights of Love festival.

(1st not May/Jan) Allington Garden Club at St Nicholas CH, Popular Grove. 01622 757319

Fri 6 Dec 8pm Combined Advent Service with the Friars in Aylesford church

6-7pm Ditton Cubs (8-10 years) at Ditton Scout HQ. Info on 07812 096724

8-9pm Free Dance exercise class at St Andrews Church Hall, Tonbridge Rd. Barming. Andrea or Trevor on 01795 843331.

Sat 14 Dec 3pm Family Christmas Celebration in tbe Capel Morris Centre RBLI village

6.30pm-7.45pm, Beginners Pilates, Capel Morris Centre, RBLI, Aylesford, 01622 715576

FRIDAYS

(Term time) 9:30-11:30am Aylesford Parent and Toddler Group, Brassey Centre, Aylesford 1.15-2pm Mayhem music for 0-1yrs Aylesford Community Centre. 07815 775504 (2nd & 4th) 2-4pm. Friendship afternoon. Brassey Cent. Aylesford. Janet 01622 710083

7.45pm-9.15pm, Beginners Yoga, Capel Morris Centre, RBLI, Aylesford, 01622 715576

WEDNESDAYS 10-11am Music Mayhem childrens music 0-5yrs Maidstone YMCA. 07815 775504 11.30-1.30pm Meditation and spiritual development. Aylesford. Pam 07891 185983 (2nd) 1.30-4pm Retired/Semi-Retired meet at Ditton Community Centre. 01732 844195 6.15-7.45pm Ditton Cubs (8-10 years) at Ditton Scout HQ. 07812 096724 7.30-9.30pm Maidstone Folk Dance Club Tonbridge Rd, Meth. Church 01622 761757 7.30-9.30pm Meditation and spiritual development group. Pam 07891185983 (3rd) 7.30pm Allington Castle W.I. at Small Hall, St Nicholas Church, Popular Grove. Diane 01622 721170. 7.30pm Aylesford & Eccles WI in the Brassey Rooms, Station Rd, Aylesford. Dec 11th

10am St Nicholas Church Hall, Allington musical fun for babies/toddlers 07901 712510 10-11am Music Mayhem childrens music 0-5yrs Aylesford CC. 07815 775504 1-4pm Ditton Indoor Short Mat Bowling Club – Sally Payne 01622 720156 1.15-2.15pm Medau exercise class at St Pauls Church Hall Boxley Rd, Joan 01634 256891. (1st) 4.15-6.15pm St Peter & St Paul’s Aylesford host a Messy Church in the Brassey Centre. All the family welcome. 07462 682980

SATURDAYS 10 - 12 Brassey Centre, Aylesford and Ditton Green 12 - 2pm. www.communigrow.org 10am-12noon Market at the Brassey Centre, Aylesford. Tea/Coffee. Contact 01622 717598 (2nd) 11am-3pm Maidstone Embroiderers’ Guild at Aylesford C.H Catherine 07838 161403

Sun 15 Dec 10am Praise with Christingle Sun 15 Dec 4pm Carol Service Fri 20 Dec 7pm Carol singing in tbe village square with mince pies and mulled wine Sat 21 Dec 5pm Family Carol singing - meet in front of Preston Hall mansion Tues 24 Dec 4pm Crib service Tues 24 Dec 11.30pm Midnight Communion Wed 25 Dec 10am Christmas Day family service.

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Maidstone local Oracle for December 2019  

This is the online version of our monthly A5 printed publication for local businesses in the Aylesford, Allington, Barming, Ditton, Maidston...

Maidstone local Oracle for December 2019  

This is the online version of our monthly A5 printed publication for local businesses in the Aylesford, Allington, Barming, Ditton, Maidston...