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Oracle the local

Month 17: August 2010

Distribution 10,000 homes & businesses

Your monthlY guide to local services in and around

allington, aYlESFoRD, BaRming & Ditton

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When younger, it appears we spent much of our time sitting at small tables eating!

local Business set up By local girls! the local oracle is now into it’s 7th Year and we really don’t know where the time has gone! as you can see from the photos, we have known each other since we were really young - in fact, we are cousins and were born just two weeks apart (although in different years). Jane grew up in tonbridge, and was always involved in local activities. her family have been part of tonbridge lions club for many years and she became President of the leo club. after a few years in london working at KPmg as a human resources manager, Jane returned to tonbridge with her family and is now living in Kings hill. she has 3 children - 2 with severe disabilities but continues to get involved with local projects. she is currently on the West malling chamber of commerce committee and is working with the malling action Partnership in


helping to boost the local area. Jane also runs a ‘bolt on’ business saving residential and commercial customers money on all their utility costs. anna grew up near meopham and spent 18 years working in the office equipment industry in london. she later left the rat race to set up her own partyplan/retail business with a shop in ightham. she then started up cloud nine with suzanne which is now based in abbey arcade but stopped to concentrate on the local oracle and other ventures. she has been very active in the West malling Bni chapter and is now part of the new rotary club in Kings hill. living in West malling anna has a passion for soul music and also co-runs the soul survivors publication interviewing the likes of smokey robinson and mica Paris to name but a few.

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so, as you can see we are both local girls and contrary to belief it is just the two of us running all aspects of the business. We use local printers and have a large number of willing distributors who help us each month get the oracle to your door! the idea for the local oracle was born when anna was manicuring Jane’s nails and initially only covered the new development at Kings hill. over the last few years we have evolved and have gone from strength to strength and currently have three editions covering 36,000 homes and businesses all within less than a 20 mile radius. We are always looking to improve and help other small local businesses get a foothold on the ladder, so please do let us know if we can help you either by promoting your businesses or by including more in the local oracle.

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issue 17 august 2010 dear reader the school holidays are now well and truly upon us and some of you will already be wishing that it was september! sit back, put your feet up and have a flick through the local Oracle to get some ideas for the kid’s entertainment or jobs in and around the house; we have plenty of choice here for you. Being small and local ourselves, we appreciate what it takes to get a business off the ground and are always willing to assist you with ideas on how to advertise your business in the best way for you. this is our livelihood too, not just a job, and we are keen to develop longterm business relationships with our customers. Please feel free to give either of us a call for a ‘no obligation’ chat about your advertising. Cut off dates for advertising or free event listings are as follows: Kings Hill/West malling edition: 20th of the month Ditton, aylesford and allington edition: 25th of the month Paddock Wood/tonbridge edition: 25th of the month this month’s cover has again been supplied by sheena and Brian of ditton. if you wish to have your photos of local sights or seasonal scenes featured on the front cover, please email to thank you for reading and using the local oracle. MEMBERS

anna & Jane

FreePost rlta-rhgB-lXsZ Po Box 314 West malling me19 6Wn Jane tel: 01732 521494 anna tel: 01732 844246 all adverts are placed in good faith and the local Oracle takes no responsibility for any issues arising from the use of suppliers who have advertised.

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accountants aerials artist Bathrooms Blinds Book Keeping Building services Business opportunities Business networking car sales* car service & repairs carpentry carpet cleaner* cleaner - domestic computer support counselling curtain makers decorators dentist double glazing driving instructor electricians Fascias Fencing Fundraising/support Funeral services gararge doors

garden landscaping garden maintenance garden services granite Worktops hairdressing & Beauty hypnotherapy ironing services Kitchen design & installation leaflets locksmith loft ladders money saving oddjobs osteopath oven cleaners Plastering Plumbers skip hire solicitors soul music magazine sweet shop tiling Windows Window cleaners USEFUl nUmBERS EVEntS ColoUR aDS * indicates new advertiser

cut off date for september 2010 is 25 august 2010 Could you advertise in other areas too? We have other issues covering the following areas: KingS Hill WESt malling laRKFiElD lEYBoURnE & SURRoUnDing aREaS and PaDDoCK WooD tonBRiDgE HaDloW EaSt PECKHam FiVE oaK gREEn matFiElD Jane - 01732 521494 anna - 01732 844246 tHE loCal oRaClE Po BoX 314 WESt malling mE19 6Wn


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Christopher marshall luddesdowne nr meopham tel/Fax: 01474 813434 contact: christopher marshall Pencil portraits from photographs and classic motorcycle prints. (See Colour ad on Page 20)

accountants taxassist accountants 714 london road, larkfield me20 6Bl tel: 0845 5212241 mobile: 07808 896292 contact: gary richards Full range of services for small businesses. Fixed fees. Friendly local service with meetings at your home or premises. (See Colour ad on Page 23)

Bathrooms Burnhill Kitchens ltd tel: 01732 373517 contact: lynsey Free design & Quotation service on all Bathrooms and Bedrooms. Full Project management service including building works. sliding glass door systems & fixed doors for bedrooms and wet rooms etc. for Bathrooms. For a free introductory pack on some of our ranges and services offered including customer testimonials call lynsey. (See Colour ad on Page 17)



the aerial man tel: 01622 871614 01732 459909 mobile: 07910 288086 satellite tv in all rooms. new digital aerials. 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 19)

Penumbra Blinds & Solar Control ltd unit 2 albans Farm romford road Pembury Kent tn2 4BB tel: 01892 825522 Fax: 01892 823522 mobile: 07767 326211 contact: stuart munday We manufacture, supply and install all types of internal and external blinds and awnings along with solar control and security window films. (See Colour ad on Page 22)

Whitebeam audio Visual Services tel: 01732 479039 mobile: 07951 102121 contact: steve Passfield specialist installers of tv aerials, satellite dishes and systems. extra tv points to any rooms. city & guilds trained engineers. Fully insured. Free estimates and good advice. (See Colour ad on Page 23) 6

B Building services Copeland Developments tel: 01634 711 836 mobile: 07710 157 666 contact: John copeland established 1986 Building maintenance Building insurance Work extensions & loft conversions new Builds & refurbishments. (See Colour ad on Page 19) FHD Property Services 3 eden Way Kings hill me19 4gY tel: 01732 870220 mobile: 07767 355563 contact: ray may extensions - renovations Kitchens and bathrooms ceramic tiling - Painting Fitting of wooden & laminate floors repairs & home maintenance For complete service and guaranteed satisfaction. all work fully insured.

Paul tann ltd tel: 01732 842863 mobile: 07956 313287 0 7834 810453 contact: Paul specialising in foundations, drainage and all types of paving. Fully insured. all work guaranteed. established over 20 years.

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Business oPPortunitY

Diamond accounting Services tel: helen court aca 07984 571789 Yvonne trusty maat 07984 571579 • Book-keeping • vat • management accounts • Payroll • Year end accounts & returns • self assessment tax returns Based in maidstone, we offer a personal, flexible & affordable service tailored to suit your needs.

Utility Warehouse Discount Club authorised Distributor networking marketing Business tel: 01732 521494 contact: Jane marshall major British Plc is offering motivated individuals the opportunity of a lifetime. You don’t need experience – all training & support is provided. call for more information.

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Business netWorKing

car service & rePairs

Bni tel: 01732 844246 contact: anna marshall the West malling Bni chapter meet every thursday morning 6.30am at Bradbourne house, east malling. if you would like to grow your business, come along for a visit one morning and see how it could work for you. call anna to book place.

c CAR SALES Saab City ltd the largest saab dealer in the uK tel: 020 7480 7540 For a fantastic selection of new & approved used saabs. test drives available at home or office. Put something different on your drive!

autocraft 778 london road larkfield Kent tel: 01732 840892 contact: John Podd Book on line and receive annual reminders via text or email at mot’s - servicing & repairs diagnostics air conditioning Body repairs and resprays Britannia mot & Repair Centre ltd unit 1, Britannia Business Park mills road, aylesford me20 7nt tel: 01622 718888 contact: Jill crayford Family run business offering mot’s and Full mechanical repairs, including servicing, tyre replacement and tracking, air conditioning and diagnostic analysis. (See Colour ad on Page 19)

C carPet cleaning abbi Carpet Cleaning tel: call Free 0800 0556082 Quality carpet cleaning service. We also clean, rugs, fabric sofas, chairs and upholstery. latest machines, quick drying times. Fully trained and police checked operator. Quick response service. summer sPecial oFFer have 2 rooms cleaned and get 3rd cleaned free* call now for your free quote! *smallest room cleaned free. Castle Cleaning tel: 01622 769990 mobile: 07920 840972 contact: dean Baker specialist in carpet, upholstery & hard Floor cleaning (sealed Wood, stone, ceramic, terrazzo etc) Patio and driveway cleaning service Powerful truck mounted system carpets dry in 2 hours. spot and stain removal service. no harmful chemicals. Fully insured and iicrc certified

carPentrY Chatfield Carpentry tel: 01732 871449 mobile: 07985 273773 contact: steve Wheeler Kitchens/wardrobes designed & fitted internal/external doors supplied and fitted. skirting/architraves/solid wood & laminate floors Quality workmanship at competitive prices. over 17 years expereince city and guilds qualified.

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cleaning - domestic


molly maid tel: 01732 780935 consistent careFul cleaning • cleaned to Your satisfaction 100% guaranteed • highly trained and vetted staff • spring cleans, moving in/out cleans • regular cleaning at a Frequency to suit You • carpet cleaning and oven cleaning • We use all our own supplies and equipment • no contract to tie you down • domestic and commercial cleaning We don't cut corners, We clean them

time For You tel: 01277 263984 mobile: 07590 543848 contact: Kathrine local cleaners all personally vetted and reference checked. Friendly, honest and reliable providing a thorough professional cleaning service. same dedicated cleaner each week. typical rate £9.50ph

comPuter suPPort

Enigma Counselling Services tel: 01732 842963 mobile: 07921 313966 contact: elaine harvey Providing support when you need it most....... Professional, affordable, flexible services. counselling & PsYchotheraPY Koru therapies tel: 01622 631256 mobile: 07964 662624 contact: linda gay counselling and complementary therapies in a professional and trusting environment to talk about your problems or undertake a treatment to restore the energy or balance which encourages a healthly body and mind.


d-f decorators andrew Baxter Paddock Wood tel: 01892 835508 contact: andrew Baxter Professional and reliable service at reasonable prices. interior and exterior work undertaken. call now for a free estimate.

curtain maKers

aa Computer Services

Chameleon Curtains & Blinds

gawaine Sutton

tel: 01732 848988 mobile : 07904 910400

tel: 07909 777450 contact: libby King

tel: 01622 863579 mobile: 07979 757662

complete home and small Business computer and network services. microsoft certified Professional. From Pc advice, repairs & installations to websites and networks (including wireless) no fix - no fee!

handmade curtains & blinds city & guilds Qualified. all styles and designs available. a prompt & professional service. very competitive rates offered. references provided. call for a free quote.

aPC manpower tel: 01732 824511 mobile: 07867771078 virus & adware specialist if you think you are infected give us a call. -dead Pc/ not starting -slow or unresponsive -Wireless & internet setup -virus & spyware removal 8

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25 years experience complete decorating service interior & exterior Painting & decorating city & guilds qualified Friendly and reliable service. call for a Free estimate.

Parrish Painting & Decorating tel: 01622 741606 mobile: 07967 190588 contact: mark For all your decorating needs. a friendly, reliable service at competitive rates. Qualified and fully insured. call for a free, no obligation quote.

D dentist Fresh Dental Care 6 tolherst court, turkey mill, ashford road, maidstone, Kent me14 5sF tel/Fax: 01622 761067 Full dental treatment. teeth whitening - special offer. (See Colour ad on Page 18)

douBle glaZing apollo trade Windows 539 loose road maidstone Kent me15 9uQ tel: 01622 744411 Fax: 01622 744141 Windows, doors & conservatories “nobody does it better” (See Colour ad on Page 3) trade glaze units 8&9 Kilnbridge Works lower road, east Farleigh maidstone Kent me15 0hd tel: 01622 725444 Fax: 01622 721111 Your very best choice in windows, doors and conservatories. top quality products with top quality service. (See Back Page ad)

driving instructor UDrive larkfield tel: 01732 841473 mobile: 07785 372100 contact: trevor Barker advanced driving instructor Friendly & patient competitive rates Peugeot 207 Pass Plus. mock test & theory guidance




Fund raising/suPPort

Domestic and Residential Electrical Services tel: 01622 870147 mobile: 07515 159821 email: 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.

Kings Hill Rotary Club (Provisional) tel: 01732 844246 We meet at the Kings hill community centre every monday evening. 7 for 7.15pm to organise support and fund raise for local, national and international causes. everyone is welcome to join our new and exciting group. Please call, email or just come along and join us.

PgS Electrical tel: 01732 871235 mobile: 07828 977562 inspecting & testing, new installations, Fault finding and rewires. extra sockets/lighting exterior lighting Fully qualified, clean and tidy, all installations inspected, tested and certified to 17th edition wiring regulations. Free quotations. (See Colour ad on Page 22)

Funeral services Doves Funerals 788 london road larkfield Kent me20 6Be tel: 01732 871188 Professional Funeral directors 24 hour service Pre paid funeral plans monumental masonry Floral tributes & mourning stationery horse-drawn hearse & other specialist vehicles available.

Fascias D B Fascias ltd tel: 01622 729967 mobile: 07771 626109 Your local installer of uPvc Fascias, soffits and guttering. 10 year guarantee on all products. covering Kent for over 15 years. call for Free quotations and advice. (See Colour ad on Page 20)

Fencing Parkers Fencing & gate automation tel: 01732 874487 Fax: 01732 522359 mobile: 07787 157618 contact: darren Parker all types of fencing - wooden and metal supplied and erected. gates, railings, barriers, on site welding; landscaping, block paving, patios, decking, pergolas. Family run business. Free quotes. over 18 yrs experience. don’t forget to mention the local oracle

g-m garage doors garage Door associates showroom and head office 18 holborough road, snodland tel: 01732 590085 supply and install all makes and styles of garage door. repairs and spares automation diY advice. awnings recommended by Kent trading standards 9



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garden maintenance

the landscapers tel: 01634 850020 mobile: 07711222142 contact: daniel all aspects of soft and hard landscaping. From design to installation. Patios, decking, retaining walls, block paving, turfing, planting & fencing. Fully insured and qualified. Free estimates. Yew tree landscapes larkfield tel: 01732 848179 mobile: 07850 175077 contact: Kevin Kennett general building work. driveways, Block paving, Brickwork, turfing, decking, Fencing, hard and soft landscaping, garden maintenance. Free estimates, fully insured. experienced & professional service. 25 years experience.

garden maintenance adam’s gardens tel: 01732 846796 mobile: 07957 461958 contact: adam mcKay all garden maintenance carried out. Border design, plant advice. garden coaching & minding also. Fully insured. Friendly and reliable. studied horticulture at hadlow.

gPm garden Services ltd tel: 01732 845764 (answerphone) mobile: 07801 440994 contact: Peter roberts Full maintenance grass cutting and hedge cutting lawn treatment garden clearance

H granite WorKtoPs Henderstone West malling tel/fax: 01622 747040 mobile: 07809 827635 contact: ryan henderson Beautiful granite work tops. Professionally installed at affordable prices. also natural wall and floor coverings. Free site survey. (See Colour ad on Page 19)

garden services

hairdressing & BeautY

millennium lifestyle Horticultural Happenings tel: 01622 726700 contact: Jo ayling rhs general cert (hadlow) ‘right plant right place’ planting advice. design, planning and implementation of soft landscaping schemes and low maintenance garden projects. Planting of pots and containers. seasonal or regular garden tidying and pruning to your chosen schedule. let us help you to make a difference to your garden.

Feathers formerly on the Fringe 1 little market row leybourne West malling Kent

V & S garden Services tel: 01732 521224 mobile: 07958 997336 contact: sue or vince all garden maintenance/clearance. hedge cutting/weeding. lawn mowing. Pressure washing patios or driveways. either as a one off job or on a regular basis. Fully insured & own tools supplied. Free estimates. very reasonable rates.

tel: 01732 840439 open tuesday - saturday Beauty service also available. Friendly and personal service. Free ample parking. Paul mitchell stockist. (See Colour ad on Page 20)

hYPnotheraPY Bluebird Hypnotherapy Barham court, teston me18 5BZ tel: 01622 618696 mandy shepherd. dip.hyp ctha lose weight for life by changing your relationship with food. Quit smoking. increase self-esteem. live the liFe You Want Free consultation.

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H-K hYPnotheraPY & nlP West malling Hypnotherapy Practice 124, high street, (next to the surgery) Practitioner: stuart richards

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tel: 01732 842 942 - get as good as you can be Weight, sleep, confidence issues. Presentation, interview, exam nerves. Phobias, Panic, anxiety, iBs and ocd. stress, Fear & emotional release therapy. change negative beliefs into positive vibes and a lot more besides. see our website for more… (See Colour ad on Page 23)

tel: 01622 726700 Your local kitchen and bathroom installation specialists from conception to completion; incorporating all building, plumbing, plastering, gas and electrical works, bespoke carpentry, installation, wall and floor tiling and final decoration, as required. a professional one stop service with a personal touch.

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iron maids Flexible and Fabulous tel: 01622 870111 Full ironing and laundry service Free Pick up and delivery 2 day service affordable dry cleaning guaranteed and insured smoke and Pet Free environment shirts £1.25 Bedding from £1.60 laundry £3.70 per Kilo trY us, You'll love us! tina's ironing tel: 01732 872619 mobile: 07891 695908 Free collection and delivery service. 95p per shirt and £2.50 per kilo. Flexible working to suit your needs. discount for your first use when quoting the local oracle. (See Colour ad on Page 23)

the local oracle tel: 01732 844246/521494 From production to distribution. We can help you reach new customers for your business. We can distribute from 1,000 up to 35,000 leaflets each month in the area of your choice. call to book your space.

loFt ladders Step Up loft ladders tel: 01732 550072 mobile: 07870 559172 contact: tony any loft ladder supplied and fitted. hatches and loft flooring. member of Kent trading standards. Buy with confidence scheme. Full range of services on website. all work fully insured & guaranteed. (See Colour ad on Page 21)

moneY saving Utility Warehouse Discount Club authorised Distributor networking marketing Business tel: 01732 521494 contact: Jane marshall uW membership gives you access to the best value utility service in the uK & a host of money-saving member benefits. contact me for more info. (See Colour ad on Page 18)

locKsmith a Short locksmith & Double glazing Repairs tel: 07738 658751 contact: mick 24hr free call out all lock and double glazing problems solved. locked out or new window hinges or handles required? genuine maidstone locksmith. give me a call.

Kitchen design & installation

Burnhill Kitchens ltd tel: 01732 373517 contact: lynsey Free design & Quotation service on all Kitchens. Full Project management service inc building works. For a free introductory Pack on some of our ranges, appliances (main distributor for all brands) and services offered including customer testimonials, please call lynsey. (See Colour ad on Page 17)


lock Rite tel: 01622 611872 mobile: 07858 187706 contact: chris no call out charge. the door doctor, hinges, handles, locks replaced/upgraded, uPvc specialist, 24hr emergency door opening. Fast Friendly service don’t forget to mention the local oracle

o-r oddJoBs the oddjobs Company (SE) ltd tel: 01732 848640 mobile: 07930 244454 contact: mark Warrington From a tap to bathroom, From shelf to shed. For all your oddjob requirements that you don’t have time for. 11

o osteoPath John Stewart & associates suite 4 10 churchill square Kings hill me19 4du tel: 01732 523441 over 10 years experience in treating long term aches & pains to acute sprains & strains. each treatment tailored for the individual, from the newborn to the elderly. early morning, evening & saturday appointments available. the majority of major insurance companies accepted. Free & convenient parking, with treatment room on ground floor.

P Plasterer Wall 2 Wall Plastering tel: 01634 313326 mobile: 07843 881657 contact: Joe Bunting Fully qualified Plasterer. internal & external plastering. rendering & pebble dashing. skimming & plaster boarding. coving. Friendly & tidy service. Free quotes.

oven cleaning ovenclean tel: 0800 840 7127 mobile: 07875 622785 the original oven cleaning specialists. Friendly professional service. completely safe, eco-friendly cleaning system. no fumes, no mess, no bother. removes grease, fat and burnt on carbon deposits. (See Colour ad on Page 21)

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P-S PlumBers King & Country Plumbing Services tel: 01732 590228 mobile: 07939 667871 24hr emergency call out. oil Boiler servicing & installations Full bathroom & shower installations. drains & blockages cleared. Pumps & valves. radiators & pipes emersion heaters, leaking taps & burst pipes. Free estimates & honest advice. specialists in bathroom fitting.

Quality Plumbing tel: 01634 861801 mobile: 07764 792046 contact: dave or tim Family run business Friendly & reliable service i.P.h.e. registered Free estimates and advice Bathrooms to dripping taps shower specialists. Public liability insured.

PlumBers oven Hero

aJS Plumbing Services

tel: 01622 753300

mobile: 07702 408948 contact: amanda

local independent company. We clean ovens, grills, hobs, agas, ranges, extractors and microwaves. amazing results. We use non-toxic products. Prices from £35. let us do the hard work for you!

Fully qualified female plumber. all domestic plumbing repairs, maintenance and new installation work undertaken. taps, leaks, overflows, basins, sinks, wc’s, full bathroom suites and much more. no job too small. Free estimates and advice.

oven Wizards tel: 0800 849 7419 or 01233 210662 do you hate oven cleaning? We can make your oven sparkle like new using our custom made in-van cleaning tanks. the process makes no smell, mess and the oven can be used straightaway! Prices from just £39. a locally based, friendly, efficient and fully insured service. take a look at our website for more information and reviews.

Hylton Plumbing Services West malling Freephone: 0800 955 7522 tel: 01732 843086 mobile: 07970 528822 contact: hylton visser Qualified plumber with 20 yrs exp. Public liability insured. no call out fee. maintenance plumbing, burst pipes, hot water cylinders, blocked drains, radiators, leaking taps, new loft tanks. (See Colour ad on Page 21)


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s-w sKiP hire Haffenden Skip Hire east malling tel: 01732 871858 or 01732 840116 mobile: 07850 049246 2yd to 12yd skips available. local reliable service. call for competitive rates.

S solicitors graham Colley Solicitor tel: 01634 838656 local solicitors practice specialising in Wills, Probate advice, inheritance tax, updating Wills (codicils), Powers of attorney and court of Protection. home visits, evening appointments and Fixed Fees available. (See Colour ad on Page 19)



sWeet shoP


Cloud nine abbey arcade 98 high street West malling Kent tel: 01732 522533 contact: suzanne all your favourite sweets, party bags & sticks made to order neW candy cakes any size/colour. new chocolate counter with delicious handmade luxury english truffles and chocolates along with a full range of gifts. (See Colour ad on Page 19)


Kaslers Solicitors llP tel: 0845 270 2511 mobile: 07900 195 195

marc Fisher tiling mobile: 07788 113942 contact: marc Fisher

• residential and commercial - Property • Business and employment • Family and matrimonial • media contracts and - licensing • road traffic accident claims • Wills and Probate

- Wall & floor tiling - ceramic, stone and slate - Porcelain, travatine and mosaic - Free quotations and advice.

soul music


the Soul Survivor magazine tel: 01732 844246 the info. provider for the soul survivor. interviews with top soul artists including: smokey robinson, mica Paris, cameo, Brand new heavies, incognito and many more. check out the website to see our online magazine.

apollo trade Windows 539 loose road maidstone Kent me15 9uQ tel: 01622 744411 Fax: 01622 744141 Windows, doors & conservatories “nobody does it better” (See Colour ad on Page 3)

glass Exchange South East tel: 01732 849191 contact: andy castleden misty windows? We replace just the glass not the frames. all types of double glazing repairs, door and window locks, handles, and hinges, letter boxes and patio doors. (See Colour ad on Page 17) trade glaze units 8&9 Kilnbridge Works lower road, east Farleigh maidstone Kent me15 0hd tel: 01622 725444 Fax: 01622 721111 Your very best choice in windows, doors and conservatories. top quality products with top quality service. (See Back Page ad)

WindoW cleaners all Clean Windows tel/Fax: 01622 745179 contact: Jean tandy Friendly professional service using both traditional method and/or purified water-fed pole system. We also clean gutter soffit and fascias, conservatories, inc. roofs and 3 storey houses. Fully insured. very competitive prices.

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10am-midday table tennis practise at Barming vh £2 beginners & advanced 01622 790465 10am Worship at holy trinity, larkfield Parish church. 10-11.15am Football training u13s at ditton community centre 10.30am larkfield community church in lunsford school hall, swallow rd, larkfield. 10-11am exercise classes at st andrews church hall, Barming 12.40 Beginners and easy line dancing class for over 50’s. larkfield village hall 01732 870715 2pm intermediate line dancing class for over 50’s. larkfield v.h. 01732 870715 6pm girls Brigade – discovery school (term time only) 6-7.15pm Body control Pilates in mereworth. contact lisa 07512 932415 7.30-9.30pm intermediate Yoga at maidstone Yoga centre allington castle Wi at Palace Wood school, talbot rd, allington. Joyce Foster 01622 675448 8.30pm Pilates & stretch for beginners/returners. Jane 07899 750067 7-8.30pm intermediate line dancing @ aylesford village community centre £3.50 8pm outdoor & social group, various activities such as walking/theatre/cycling or Peter on 07980 538 941 tuesdays 5-6pm light Factory a free club for 5-7 year olds, games,snacks, bible stories and fun at allington Baptist church ring the church on 01622685552 or christine on 01622726970. tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm & 8pm-9pm exercise classes at tonbridge road, methodist church hall tuesdays (term time) 6-7.30pm aylesford Knitting group. the studio, aylesford community centre, Forstal road. £5 per session, includes tuition and materials. start at any time. We always have spare wool and needles. call sue on 01622 792710 or drop in any tuesday. tuesdays 7.30-9pm general Yoga at maidstone Yoga centre Wednesdays 10.45am Body control Pilates in detling (osteoporosis class). contact lisa 07512 932415 Wednesdays 2.15-3.45 Pm get together a free informal over 50's friendship group @ allington Baptist church ring cilla 01622 676944 Wednesdays 6.15-7.15pm Fitness training u13s at ditton community centre Wednesdays 7pm Pilates level 2 contact Jane 07899 750067 Wednesdays (First Wed of month) 7.30 for 8pm British cactus & succulent society meet at Barming Parish hall tonbridge rd maidstone. all welcome. phone 01622 727776 for details. Wednesdays 7.00-9.00pm general Yoga at maidstone Yoga centre Wednesdays 8pm Yoga all levels contact Jane 07899 750067 thursdays 9.30 & 10.45am Body control Pilates in aylesford. contact lisa 07512 932415 thursdays 6-7.15pm Body control Pilates in mereworth. contact lisa 07512 932415 thursdays 7.30-9.00pm Beginners Yoga at maidstone Yoga centre thursdays 8-9pm exercise classes at loose Pavillion, Walnut tree lane Fridays 8-10pm the heath Players at east malling institute, mill street - more info from Jill or Peter on 01622 717491. saturdays 10-12am stars theatre school, dance & drama @ Wmvh 3-1/2 to 8yrs & 12.15-2.15 (pm) 9yrs to 16yrs. Fun, friendly & affordable! 07981 831745 sunday 8 august

2-5pm miniature trains in the Kent countryside, nr maidstone adults £10, under 6 £6, under 2’s, no charge (includes entry, afternoon tea and unlimited rides) all proceeds to Kent Wildlife trust. contact or call 07799 750531 thursday 12 august 2-4pm cream teas & home made cakes served in the church of st John the Baptist, tonbridge rd, Wateringbury. Why not pop in for a chat and visit this beautiful village church. monday 16-22 august maidstone camera club are holding their annual exhibition in the mall, maidstone. opening times as for the mall. thurday 19 august 2-4pm cream teas & home made cakes served in the church of st John the Baptist (as above) Friday 20 august 7.30pm-late Jazz in the garden, Blackthorn garden, st andrews road, Barming. listen to tradition jazz in a magical garden setting and feast on a delicious soul food supper. tickets £15. call emma or deb on 01622 722219 thursday 26 august 2-4pm cream teas & home made cakes served in the church of st John the Baptist (as above) monday 6 sept 8-11.30pm out of Bounds comedy @ the Black horse, Borough green. Free 3 professional comedians plus 3 open spots provide a night of great entertainment. Friday 10 sept 8-11.30pm out of Bounds comedy in sevenoaks mc cole Parker, rob collins, simon Feilder, moonfish rhumba and headline act Bob mills. tickets £14. saturday 11 sept 7.30pm malling lions musical extravaganza in the chapel Barn, Water lane, West malling with sevenoaks & tonbridge concert Band. adm. by ticket only £15 from 01732 840067 or 01732 522929. no concessions. Friday 24 sept 8-11.30pm out of Bounds comedy @ the Wheatsheaf, london road, West malling. 4 acts plus compere. mc matt Price introduces John gordillo, matthew Baylis, loretta maine and a special guest star headline act. tickets £10. ContaCt US to aDVERtiSE an EVEnt FREE Call: 01732 844246 oR 01732 521494 Email: don’t forget to mention the local oracle


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