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Month 59: February 2014

Distribution 12,000 homes & businesses

YOUR MONTHLY GUIDE TO LOCAL SERVICES IN AND AROUND

ALLINGTON, AYLESFORD, BARMING & DITTON

Photo by Ron Elvins. Swans in Manor Park, West Malling

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Dear Readers

10 years old this month! We really cannot believe it but are thrilled that we have made it this far through thick and thin. We have seen many of our advertisers’ businesses blossom over the years and become friends too. We are grateful to all our advertisers, Scarbutt Printers who ensure we produce a quality free publication and our faithful distributors who walk the streets every month without fail come rain or shine.

We have made some major changes over the years and more recently introduced our all singing and dancing website which goes from strength to strength. The latest edition can be found online each month www.thelocaloracle.co.uk. Anna & Jane

FREEPOST RLTA-RHGB-LXSZ PO BOX 314, WEST MALLING, ME19 6WN

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01732 521494 (Jane) Accounts/Sales 01732 844246 (Anna) Artwork/Sales

info@thelocaloracle.co.uk www.thelocaloracle.co.uk

CUT OFF DATES FOR ADVERTISING IN THE MARCH EDITIONS ARE:

Kings Hill/West Malling Allington/Barming/Ditton Paddock Wood/Tonbridge

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TO SEE THE ONLINE VERSION OF THE LOCAL ORACLE, ADVERTISERS AND LOCAL EVENTS GO TO......

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HARRIS’ SPLENDID MEATS 24 hr Order Line - 01622 200901 Mobile - 07970 731164

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BEEF

Rib of Beef Topside/Silverside (excluding corner cut) Topside (corner cut) Fillet Steak Whole Sirloin Steaks Rib Eye Steaks Rump Steaks Beef Burgers (Hand Made) 5.44 kilos per case (4oz @ 50p each - 6oz @ 75p each - 8oz @ £1 each) Diced Chuck Steak Mince Steak (best quality)

CHICKEN/POULTRY

Chicken Fillets (7-8oz) Fresh Chicken Fillets Case Rate (10kg approx 40 per case) Chickens from

BACON

Gammon Steaks Un-smoked Back Bacon Rashers Smoked Back Bacon Rashers

LAMB

Legs of lamb Shoulders (whole of half) Racks of Lamb Lamb Loin Chops Liver Rump Steaks

PORK

Loin of Pork or Leg of Pork boneless Tenderloins Chops Belly of Pork Sausages own recipes Hand Made Racks of Ribs (whole)

PER KILO

£ 9.95 £ 7.50 £ 7.90 £21.50 £18.85 £18.85 £13.95 £24.00 per case £ 6.95 £ 5.95

£ 4.90 £46.00 per case £ 2.50

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SPECIAL OFFER - CREDIT CRUNCH PACK 800g Breast Chicken Fillets 800g Loin Lamb Chops 800g Loin Pork Chops 1 kilo Best Mince Beef 800g Our Home Made Sausages More than 4 kilo in Total - £22.00 Many other items available. All products packed to your requirements. Prices may alter, please check they remain as above when ordering. Free local delivery. 12/12/2013 6

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Kent Carpet Cleaning Company Ltd Professional Carpet Cleaning

Looking for a professional, local, family run carpet cleaning company? Then give Jordan or Megan a call.

Many companies don’t guarantee their work, we do - 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed

Also Upholstery Cleaning, Stain Removal, Stainguard Protection & Leather Suite Cleaning Safe cleaning process, No solvents or bleaching agents used - All work fully insured Special Offer - FREE CARPET CLEAN

- have three carpets cleaned and we will clean the smallest for free So for a friendly, professional service please call us now

Telephone: 01732 872 199 M: Jordan - 0773 888 6900 or Megan - 07874 005 135 E: info@kingshillkentcarpetclean.co.uk www.kingshillkentcarpetclean.co.uk

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NEW LIGHTING & HOMEWARE SHOWROOM OPENING 1ST MARCH

10% DISCOUNT OPENING OFFER WITH THIS ADVERT

www.lightingcompanyonline.co.uk

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We cover three areas with over 12,000 distribution in each giving a total of 40,000 homes and businesses covered by the local Oracle Kings Hill, West Malling, Addington, Birling, East Malling, Halling, Holborough, Larkfield, Leybourne, Mereworth, Offham, Ryarsh, Snodland, Trottiscliffe and Wateringbury

Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Hadlow, Five Oak Green, East Peckham, Matfield and Southborough Aylesford, Barming, Allington, Ditton and parts of Maidstone We have many options for you to use for your business: Standard Category Advert in the A-Z section, Colour Category, 1/4, 1/2 and Full Page Adverts Each edition is updated and put onto our website. We can print, supply and deliver 1,000 to 40,000 leaflets.

“THE AERIAL MAN” Family business - established 28 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 Tel: 01732 883542 or: 01622 871614 Kings Hill

FROM THE PAST A PRESENT FOR THE FUTURE DRAWN FROM YOUR FAST-FADING PHOTO AN IMPOSING PORTRAIT IN PENCIL

01474 813434 www.christopher-marshall.co.uk

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BRITANNIA

MOT & REPAIR CENTRE LTD MOTs (£40 if you quote

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Years service to our Customers

Repairs & Servicing Air Conditioning Cars & Light Commercials Family Run Business Tyres, Tracking, Diagnostics

01622 718888

ELECTRICAL & SECURITY SERVICES Office: 01622 433355 Oliver: 07795 907849 Mitchell: 07926 878200 Local friendly experienced electricians - no job too big or too small, great rates, free quotes. Re-wires - Additional lights/sockets Fuse boards - Outside lighting - CCTV Emergency Call out 24/7 New builds - Intercoms Wired/Wireless intruder alarms

WHY NOT LEAVE YOUR CAR WHILST YOU SHOP AT SAINSBURY’S www.britmot.co.uk Unit 1, Britannia Business Park, Mills Road, Aylesford ME20 7NT

WILLS

Have you made a Will?

Graham Colley Solicitor 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 Telephone: 01634 838656 www.colley.co.uk/solicitors

oliver@emergencyelectricianmaidstone.co.uk www.emergencyelectricianmaidstone.co.uk

Heel2Toe Mobile Foot Clinic

Specialising in the treatment of: • Callus • In-growing Toenails • Corns • Fungal Infections • Verruca • Nail Cutting • Care of the Diabetic Foot Brendan Reidy (S.A.C. Dip FHPT S.A.C. Dip FHPP) is a fully qualified and Registered Foot Health Practitioner who specialises in the care and maintenance of the foot. "I know the misery caused by foot problems and how they can affect your quality of life, that's why I am devoted to taking your pain away and putting you back comfortably on your feet again." As I offer a mobile service you do not need to drag yourself into town, just give me a call or drop me an email and arrange a visit to resolve your foot problems in the comfort of your own armchair. Based in Maidstone I can provide appointments anywhere in the Mid Kent area, just ask. Give me a try, I guarantee you'll be pleased with the service.

Tel: 07926 388 799 Email: heel2toe-mobilefootclinic@hotmail.co.uk Web Site : www.heel2toe-mobilefootclinic.co.uk

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

iPhone screen repair Have you damaged or cracked your iPhone screen?

Don't worry, we can replace them for you!

iPhone 5 screen replacement £ 8 0 iPhone 4/4s screen and back replacement £ 6 0 Other colours available.

07795 907849 01622 433355

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WINDOW WORKS

DOUBLE GLAZING REPAIRS

 Broken Hinges 3 Misted Units  Broken Glass  Doors Re-adjusted  Damaged Handles  Child Restrictors  Fire Escape Hinges  Patio Door Rollers  Letter Boxes  Cat & Dog Flaps  Multi-Point Door Locks  Velux Windows  Lock Outs/Emergency Entry

Family Run Business. Est. 1989

‘The Small Business Champions’  Start-up Advice  Fixed Fees agreed in advance  Flexible Payments  Companies / Partnerships  Self Employed / CIS  Landlords / Corp. Tax  Income Tax / PAYE / VAT  Flexible Meetings

NO CALL OUT CHARGE

Call Gary or Tina Richards for a friendly, free initial discussion without obligation on

The Bounds, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7LZ email: soswindowworks@virginmedia.com www.soswindowworkskent.co.uk

0845 521 2241 Beside the Banks at Larkfield Free parking at rear

Tel: 01622 206690 On Site Mob: 07779 006696

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INDEX CONTACT DETAILS COLOUR ADS Accountants Aerials Alarm Systems Appliance Repair Artist Bathroom Installation Blinds Book Keeping Building Regulations Building Services Business Networking Business Opportunity Butcher* Car Service & Repairs Carpentry Carpet Cleaning Chocolate Parties Computer Support Decorators Dentist Dog Training Double Glazing* Double Glazing Repairs Electricians Fencing Foot Care

Garage Doors Garden Landscaping Garden Services Gas & Heating Services Handyman Homecare* iPhone Screen Repairs* Jewellers Letting Agent Lighting* Locksmith Oddjobs Oven Cleaners Plasterer Plumbers Printer* Removals Skip Hire Solicitors Soul Music Magazine Sweet Shop Tree Surgeon Website Design Weight Loss* Windows Window Cleaners USEFUL NUMBERS EVENTS

* New advertiser

Cut off date for March 2014 is 25 February 2014 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 info@thelocaloracle.co.uk www.thelocaloracle.co.uk

All adverts are placed in good faith and the local O racle takes no responsibility for any issues arising from the use of suppliers who have advertised.

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A-B APPLIANCE REPAIR Appliance Care and Repair

a-b ACCOUNTANT TaxAssist Accountants 714 London Road, Larkfield ME20 6BL Tel: 0845 5212241 Local: 01732 221960 Contact: Gary or Tina Richards garyrichards@taxassist.co.uk www.taxassist.co.uk/Larkfield Full range of services for small businesses. Fixed fees. Friendly local service with meetings at your home or premises. (See Colour Ad On Page 13)

AERIALS The Aerial Man Tel: 01732 883542 01622 871614 Mobile: 07840 316376 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 10)

ALARM SYSTEMS Virtus Security Ltd Tel: 01622 616241 info@virtussecurity.co.uk www.virtussecurity.co.uk Intruder alarm specialists in design, service and maintenance. - Experienced security engineers - Fully insured - Free no obligation quotations - Jobs individually priced - Code resetting available - Residential and commercial - CCTV/Access control and door entry work also undertaken. (See Colour Ad On Page 9)

Mobile: 07545 044276 Contact: Graham 4appliancecare@gmail.com www.appliancecareandrepair.co.uk Prompt and friendly service. Repairs and installs to all electric appliances. Over 10 years experience with a leading manufacturer.

ARTIST Christopher Marshall Luddesdowne Nr Meopham Tel/Fax: 01474 813434 Contact: Christopher Marshall info@christopher-marshall.co.uk www.christopher-marshall.co.uk

Pencil portraits from photographs and classic motorcycle prints. (See Colour Ad On Page 10)

BATHROOMS Nightingale Bathrooms Tel: 01732 652052 www.nightingalebathrooms.co.uk Easy access showers, baths and wet rooms. Raised height toilets. Slip resistant safety flooring. Discounts for SSAFA, British Legion, Ex service personnel & Over 60s. (See Colour Ad On Page 13)

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B BLINDS 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 stuart@penumbrablinds.com www.penumbrablinds.com 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 13) BOOK KEEPING

Perfect Books (Kent) Ltd The Nursery, Dunn Street, Bredhurst, Kent ME7 3ND Tel: 01634 376100 Mobile: 07792 250465 Rachel Thomas MIAB AIAAP rachel@perfectbooks.eu www.perfectbooks.eu

Services include: Book-keeping, VAT, Payroll, CIS, Credit Control, Self Assessments, Management Reporting. BUILDING REGULATIONS ** REGULATIONS CHANGE IN APRIL ** 6-9% Increase in insulation requirements does not apply to applications made by March

Wilkinson Construction Consultants Licensed alternative to Council Building Control 01732 523466 www.thebuildinginspector.org office@thebuildinginspector.org

BUILDING SERVICES Any Aspect Builders Tel: 01622 729536 Mobile: 07407 764555 Contact: Kieron kieronrobinson5@gmail.com Extensions, Driveways, Patios, Fencing, Refurbishments and more. Over 20 years experience. Fully Insured Free Quotes Reference Available


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BUILDING SERVICES

CARPET CLEANING

Paul Tann Ltd Tel: 01732 842863 Mobile: 07956 313287 07834 810453 Contact: Paul 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.

R Blackman General Maintenance Tel: 01892 838668 Mobile: 07887 948430 Contact: Richard Blackman rblackman1@btinternet.com www.rb-gm.co.uk Roofing, guttering, PVC fascias, soffits, leadwork, chimney repairs and brickwork. Interior and exterior painting. Patios & driveways and conservatory bases.

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Tel: 01622 672 593 Mobile: 07960 695 088 Contact: Darren absolutecleaningkent@yahoo.co.uk

Carpet and upholstery cleaning specialists. Friendly, polite & professional service.

CAR SERVICE & REPAIRS Britannia MOT & Repair Centre Ltd Unit 1, Britannia Business Park Mills Road, Aylesford ME20 7NT Tel: 01622 718888 Contact: Jill Crayford info@britmot.co.uk www.britmot.co.uk Family run business offering MOT’s and Full mechanical repairs, including Servicing, Tyre replacement and Tracking, Air conditioning and Diagnostic analysis. MOTs £40 if you quote TL013 when booking. (See Colour Ad On Page 11)

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

CARPENTRY

Utility Warehouse Discount Club Authorised Distributor Networking Marketing Business Tel: 0800 231 5753 Mobile: 07828 085778 Contact: Fran Boorman fran@minimumbills.co.uk www.income2bankon.co.uk Major British PLC is offering motivated individuals the opportunity of a lifetime. You don’t need experience – all training & support is provided.

Chatfield Carpentry Tel: 01732 871449 Mobile: 07985 273773 Contact: Steve Wheeler mail@chatfieldcarpentry.co.uk www.chatfieldcarpentry.co.uk 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.

BUTCHER Harris’ Splendid Meats

RED Carpentry

Tel: 01622 200901 (24hr hotline) Mobile: 07970 731164

Tel: 01622 751447 Mobile: 07896 904056 Contact: Richard Dillon

Spendid meats. Beef Chicken/poultry Bacon Lamb Pork and Credit Crunch Pack!

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.

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Kent Carpet Cleaning Company Ltd Tel: 01732 872199 Contact: Jordan on 0773 888 6900 Megan on 07874 005 135 info@kingshillkentcarpetclean.co.uk www.kingshillkentcarpetclean.co.uk Family run carpet cleaning company. Also upholstery cleaning, Stain removal, Stainguard protection & leather suite cleaning. NCCA and IICRC Certified. (See Colour Ad On Page 8)

CHOCOLATE UMBRELLA CHOCOLATE PARTIES

Workshops and parties for lots of fun and lots of chocolatey goodies to take home. Just £15.00 per head Also, truffle making workshops, hen nights & birthdays at the Chocolate Umbrella

42 High St, West Malling, ME19 6QR 01732 522533 yummy@chocolateumbrella.co.uk www.chocolateumbrella.co.uk

TO ADVERTISE HERE CALL 01732 844246 01732 521494


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COMPUTER SUPPORT

DECORATORS

DITTON DOG TRAINING

AA Computer Services

Gawaine Sutton

Tel: 01732 848988 Mobile : 07904 910400 info@aa-computerservices.co.uk www.aa-computerservices.co.uk

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!

25 years experience Complete decorating service Interior & exterior Painting & decorating City & Guilds qualified Friendly and reliable service. Call for a Free Estimate.

DOG TRAINING

Weekly training classes held Monday evenings at Ditton Community Centre, Kiln Barn Road, Ditton. Kennel Club GCDS classes from Puppy to Gold level. All dogs are welcome, whatever their age or breed Please call Ron Mills for more info on the courses on 07771 894175

DOUBLE GLAZING APC Manpower Computer Services Tel: 01732 790099 Mobile: 07867 771078 service@pcmanpower.co.uk VIRUS Removal Specialists Broadband or WIFI issues SLOW or FREEZING Computer. PC Not starting. Laptop Screen -repair. Memory Upgrades Network your Home or Setup PC PRINTER setup. No Fix, No Fee

KES Computer Support Tel: 01622 721000 www.kes.uk.com Computer repairs and upgrades for Home and Small Business users. Virus & Spyware removal. Internet setup & home networking. How can we help you today? 10% off your first job with this ad. (See Colour Ad On Page 12)

G J Services West Malling Mobile: 07764 684495 Tel: 01732 872125 Contact: Guy Williams gjservices@btinternet.com Painting Decorating General Maintenance Wall papering Tiling Free Estimates

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.

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Identics Dental Surgery 1 Odiham Drive, Allington, Maidstone, Kent

Apollo Trade Windows 539 Loose Road Maidstone Kent ME15 9UQ Tel: 01622 744411 Fax: 01622 744141 mail@apollotradewindows.co.uk www.apollotradewindows.co.uk Windows, Doors & Conservatories “Nobody does it better” (See Colour Ad On Page 3) DWC Home Improvements Tel: 01732 423015 01622 611872 Mobile: 07858 187706 Contact: Chris www.dwckent.co.uk Doors - Windows - Conservatories All double glazing repairs. UPVC Roofline, Gutters etc.... Quality Products at Trade Prices. 10 Year Gtee. All work fully Insured. Supply Only or Supply & Fit - Free quotes. UPVC Doors fitted from £575 Trade Glaze Units 8&9 Kilnbridge Works Lower Road, East Farleigh Maidstone Kent ME15 0HD

Local dental practice now open. Affordable monthly payment plans. Relaxed comfortable environment. Call or pop in for more information

Tel: 01622 725444 Fax: 01622 721111 ad2000@btconnect.com www.trade-glaze.co.uk Your very best choice in windows, doors and conservatories. Top quality products with top quality service.

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Tel: 01622 669345 info@identicsdentalcare.co.uk www.identicsdentalcare.co.uk

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D-E DOUBLE GLAZING REPAIRS DG Solutions (Kent) Limited Independent Offham Business Double Glazing Problems Solved Tel: 01732 842691 Mobile: 07870 213098 contact@dgsolutionskent.co.uk www.dgsolutionskent.co.uk Fault Finding, Repairs and Upgrades Windows, Doors, Locks & adjustments Misted Sealed Units, Handles and Hinges Upgrade to A-rated energy efficient units. New Installation FENSA Insurance backed. Free telephone advice and call out Over 30 years’ experience in industry. SOS Window Works The Bounds, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7LZ Tel: 01622 206690 Mobile: 07779 006696 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. (See Colour Ad On Page 13)

ELECTRICIANS Domestic and Residential Electrical Services Tel: 01622 870147 Mobile: 07515 159821 Email: info@darelectric.co.uk www.darelectric.co.uk 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.

Electrical and Security Services Tel: 01622 433355 Mobile: Contact: Oliver 07795 907849 Mitchell 07926 878200 oliver@emergencyelectricianmaidstone.co.uk www.emergencyelectricianmaidstone.co.uk

Local friendly experienced electricians - no job too big or too small, great rates, free quotes. - Re-wires - Additional lights/sockets - Fuse boards, Outside lighting, CCTV - Emergency Call out 24/7 - New builds - Intercoms - Wired/Wireless intruder alarms\ (See Colour Ad On Page 11)

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ELECTRICIANS L T Security & Electrical Services Braeburn Way, Kings Hill, West Malling Tel: 01732 522788 Mobile: 07971 552663 Contact: Lee Terry leeterry4@googlemail.com Experienced & qualified Electrician & Security Engineer. Alarms installed/ Existing alarms maintained. All domestic & commercial work undertaken. Extra Sockets/ Switches/ Lights Fitted. Electrical Testing Competitive Pricing. Fast & very reliable. Free estimates. No job too small.

FENCING

Parkers Fencing & Gate Automation Tel: 01732 874487 Fax: 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.

FOOT CARE

Heel2Toe Mobile Foot Clinic Mobile: 07926 388 799

heel2toe-mobilefootclinic@hotmail.co.uk www.heel2toe-mobilefootclinic.co.uk

Specialising in the treatment of: • Callus • In-growing Toenails • Corns • Fungal Infections • Verruca • Athletes Foot • Care of the Diabetic Foot (See Colour Ad On Page 11)

West Malling Podiatry & Chiropody 14-16 Swan Street, West Malling ME19 6LP Tel: 01732 848460 Contact: Marie Thomas Bsc(Hons), MChS westmallingpods@gmail.com HPC Registered Podiatrist  Corn & Callous Removal  Biomechanics & Orthotics  Verrucae  Ingrown Toenails Evening, weekend and home visits also available. Don’t forget to mention the local Oracle

g-o GARAGE DOORS Garage Door Associates Showroom and Head Office 18 Holborough Road, Snodland Tel: 01732 590085 www.garagedoorassociates.co.uk Supply and install all makes and styles of garage door. Repairs and Spares Automation DIY advice. Awnings Recommended by Kent Trading Standards

GARDEN LANDSCAPING JOBE Construction Tel: 01732 844842 Mobile: 07866 683569 Contact: Bernard Jobe Specialist in block paving, tarmac driveways, patios and paths. Garden maintenance. Garden fencing Call for free advice and estimates

The Landscapers Tel: 01634 850020 Mobile: 07711222142 Contact: Daniel daniel@the-landscapers.co.uk www.the-landscapers.co.uk 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.


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GAS & HEATING SERVICES

HOMECARE

G GARDEN LANDSCAPING Yew Tree Landscapes Larkfield Tel: 01732 848179 Mobile: 07850 175077 Contact: Kevin Kennett yewtreelandscapes1@tiscali.co.uk SPECIALIST In Indian Stone Paving. Driveways, Block paving, Brickwork, Turfing, Decking, Fencing, Hard and Soft Landscaping. General garden maintenance. Free estimates, fully insured. Experienced & professional service. 25 years experience. All major credit/debit cards taken.

Samsian Ltd

Audley Care

Tel: 01732 885882 www.samsian.co.uk Twitter: @samsiangas Facebook: samsiangas

Tel: 01622 633101 www.audleycare.co.uk

Central Heating & Gas Boiler Service, Installation & Repair Competive rates. All work guaranteed. See our website or call for details of our 2012 special offers. Gas Safe Registered - 508441

GAS & HEATING SERVICES

Wicks Gas Tel: 01732 883544 Mobile: 07748 780811 Contact: Gerald Wicks wicksgas@btinternet.com Service, repair & installation of central heating, boilers, cookers, fires, warm air units. Power flushing, plumbing, landlord certificates, free advice/quotation. GAS SAFE REGISTERED.

HANDYMAN

Cannon Services (UK) Ltd Derek’s Home Maintenance Ltd Tel: 01732 424061 Contact: Nigel Cook office@cannon-services.co.uk Fully Gas Safe Register qualified gas heating engineers carrying out all types of gas heating works including boiler installations, servicing, breakdowns, radiator replacements and Landlord Gas Safety Certificates. Free no obligation quotes. (See Colour Ad On Page 5)

Remember you don’t have to change your routine just to make things easier for us. It’s the other way around. (See Colour Ad On Page 4)

IPHONE SCREEN REPAIR

GARDEN SERVICES V & S Garden Services Tel: 01732 521224 Mobile: 07958 997336 Contact: Sue or Vince vsgardenservices@hotmail.co.uk 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.

For care that’s wrapped around you.

Tel: 01634 244061 Mobile: 07941 172176 derekdhmltd@blueyonder.co.uk You buy and I fit Kitchens, bathrooms, tiling, taps, guttering, general household repairs, radiators. Free quotations. Fully insured.

iPhone Screen Repair Tel: 01622 433355 Mobile: 07795 907849 Have you damaged or cracked your iPhone screen? Don’t worry we can replace them for you. Call now! (See Colour Ad On Page 12)

JEWELLERS Andrew Smith Jewellers 89 High Street, West Malling Kent ME19 6NA Tel: 01732 843087 www.andrewsmithjewellers.co.uk Competitive pricing for unwanted or damaged gold items. Professional, friendly advice. Open 9am-5.30pm Mon to Sat (See Colour Ad on Page 8)

DISTRIBUTORS WANTED IN MAIDSTONE/BARMING CALL ANNA ON 01732 844246 Don’t forget to mention the local Oracle


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Oven Angels We are an experienced Lettings Agency covering Maidstone, West Malling, Aylesford & surrounding areas. Free market appraisal. Robust referencing, Viewing feedback. Fixed low price. Contact our letting team today! 01622 804816

Tel: 01892 514552 Mobile: 07901 857608 ovenangels@onetel.com www.ovenangels.co.uk Female oven cleaning team using environmentally approved bio degradable, eco friendly products. Now in their 12th year. Prices from £40. Fully insured. As written in the Evening Standard & Daily Telegraph.

LIGHTING Lakes Lighting Company Lighting & Homeware Showroom Unit 10, Centre Court, Sir Thomas Longley Road, Medway City Estate, Rochester, Kent ME2 4BQ Tel: 01634 717242 www.lightingcompanyonline.co.uk Suppliers of Astro Lighting, Diyas, Diyas Home, Endon home and Lighting and many more! Swarovski authorised lighting partner. (See Colour Ad On Page 9)

LOCKSMITH A.Maidstone Locksmiths 27 Dixon Close, Maidstone ME15 6SS Tel: 01622 410057 Mobile: 07837 751611 Contact: John 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.

P & R Installation Co. Ltd (Established 1977) Tel: 0800 345 7000 www.pandr.com If water runs through it, we do it. Plumbing, gas, bathrooms, boilers. Our reputation is leaking out....!

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Plumb’n’fit Plumbing Services Tel: 01634 243 515 Mobile: 07968 039 354 Contact: Rob or Dawn info@plumbnfit.co.uk www.plumbnfit.co.uk From leaky taps to bathroom suites, Burst pipes, stopcocks, showers, radiators,water cylinders, storage tanks, outside taps, new taps and much more. No job too small. Free estimates.

PLASTERER

Reactive Plumbing and Heating Ltd

Wall 2 Wall Plastering Tel: 01634 313326 Mobile: 07843 881657 Contact: Joe Bunting wall2wallplastering@hotmail.co.uk Fully qualified Plasterer. Internal & external plastering. Rendering & pebble dashing. Skimming & plaster boarding. Coving. Friendly & tidy service. Free quotes.

ODDJOBS

PLUMBERS

The Oddjobs Company (SE) Ltd Tel: 01732 848640 Mobile: 07930 244454 Contact: Mark Warrington www.oddjobscompany.co.uk The Oddjobs Co can assist you with small, medium and large home maintenance, renovation and improvement projects, inside and out. Complete design and completion on conversions and extensions. Local examples of high quality work available to view. Call now for a free quote and helpful, friendly advice.

Hylton Plumbing Services West Malling Tel: 01732 843086 Mobile: 07970 528822 Contact: Hylton Visser ahmail@btinternet.com www.hyltonplumbingservices.co.uk 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. 24hr Emergency Call Out.

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Tel: 01622 691528 Mobile: 07850 233069 Contact: Lewis French www.reactiveplumbingandheating.co.uk Worry free, fixed pricing, guaranteed work by fully insured and qualified engineers. 24hr availibility - No call out fee Gas safe registered. Boiler breakdowns, Repairs, Maintenance or New installations. Bathroom installations, Central heating, All general plumbing.

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Goodfellows Removals & Storage Ashtree Farm, Teston Road, West Malling, Kent ME19 5RL Tel: 01732 841841 Fax: 01622 753708 Household/office removals. Local professional removal and storage company. Family owned. Established 20 years. Please ring for a free quote.

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.

SOLICITORS

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CHOCOLATE UMBRELLA SWEET SHOP

All your favourite sweets, party bags & Kebabs made to order with free message tag. Candy Cakes any size/colour Delicious Luxury English Truffles Macaroons, Nougat & specialities Ice Creams, Sorbets & Slush Drinks

TREE SURGEON Qualitree Services Ltd

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

Tel: 01622 208426 Contact: Gary or Caroline Everest hello@qualitree-services.co.uk www.qualitree-services.co.uk

SOLICITORS Sella Solicitors LLP 26 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, ME19 4AE Tel: 01732 424130 Contact: Sandra Sellahewa sandra@sellasolicitors.com www.sellasolicitors.com We are a new and modern niche solicitors practice specialising exclusively in family divorce and children law. We service clients across Kent and the South East of England.

Whether you have a lot or a little to lose, Lighterlife has a programme for you.

WINDOWS Apollo Trade Windows 539 Loose Road Maidstone Kent ME15 9UQ Tel: 01622 744411 Fax: 01622 744141 mail@apollotradewindows.co.uk www.apollotradewindows.co.uk Windows, Doors & Conservatories

42 High St, West Malling, ME19 6QR 01732 522533 yummy@chocolateumbrella.co.uk www.chocolateumbrella.co.uk

Graham Colley Solicitor

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 11)

Tel: 01732 752020 Mobile: 07979 644478 Contact: Clare McCullough

Tree Surgery, Stump Grinding & Log Deliveries Professional, Experienced, Insured & Qualified Call Today For Your Free Quotation

WEBSITE DESIGN

“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 ad2000@btconnect.com www.trade-glaze.co.uk Your very best choice in windows, doors and conservatories. Top quality products with top quality service. (See Back Page Ad)

WINDOW CLEANERS

Webexpand

All Clean Windows

Tel: 01732 84 24 54 www.webexpand.co.uk

Tel/Fax: 01622 745179 Contact: Jean Tandy gean.tandy@virgin.net

Web design Online shops E-Commerce Google promotion Expand your business on the web with webexpand. (See Colour Ad On Page 7)

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.


USEFUL LOCAL PHONE NUMBERS ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY West Kent Branch - main centre 01732 370330 AGE CONCERN Rotary House, Norman Road, West Malling COUNCIL Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone House, Kings Street, Maidstone www.maidstone.gov.uk Tonbridge & Malling BC, Gibson Building, Gibson Drive, Kings Hill DOCTORS Thornhills Medical Practice, Martin Square, Larkfield The Vine Medical Centre,166 Tonbridge Road Dr D Forsythe, The George Holding Centre, Chaucer Way HOSPITAL Maidstone Hospital, Hermitage Lane, Maidstone Multiple Sclerosis Society - Maidstone & District LIBRARY Castle Rd, Allington ME16 0PR Martin Square, Larkfield LOCAL HALLS Aylesford Village Community Centre, 25 Forstal Road Aylesford Village Club Beechwood Community Hall, Marigold Way Barming - Martine Jefferys Ditton Community Centre, Kilnbarn Road Leybourne Village Hall St Nicholas Church Halls, Poplar Grove, Allington Maidstone ME16 0DE. admin@stnic.net MALLING DISTRICT LIONS CLUB - Ted Inns PHARMACIES Delmergate Oaks Pharmacy, Royal British Legion Village, Aylesford Paydens, 12 Martin Square, Larkfield POLICE Maidstone Police Control Centre Neighbourhood Police Officers Ditton PC Becky Ballard Ditton PCSO Sally Doherty Community Warden Ditton John Newton RSPCA RSPCA Leybourne Animal Centre, 199 Castle Way, Leybourne, Kent ME19 5HW SAMARITANS 48 Grecian Street, Maidstone, ME14 2TS SCHOOLS Allington Primary School, Hildenborough Crescent, London Road Aylesford Primary School, Teapot Lane, Aylesford Aylesford Sports College, Teapot Lane, Aylesford Ditton Infant School, Pear Tree Avenue, Ditton Ditton Junior School, New Road, Ditton St Peter’s & St Paul’s Pre-School, Ditton Community Centre - Jackie Dearden St Peter's Church of England Primary School AND St Peter's School Nursery Ltd Mount Pleasant, Aylesford Ditton Church Pre-School, Church Centre - Wendy Caldicott Palace Wood Primary School, Talbot Road, Allington Leybourne St Peter & Paul Primary School, Rectory Lane North, Leybourne St James the Great Primary School, Chapman Way, East Malling The Malling School, Beech Road, East Malling TRAINS National Rail Enquiries

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EVENTS PAGE Mondays

7-8pm Weight Watchers, Brassey Centre, Aylesford - Leader Judith 01622 683382

Tuesdays (term time) 9:30-11:30am Aylesford Parent and Toddler Group, Brassey Centre, Aylesford Tuesdays 6-7.30pm. Aylesford Knitting Group. Aylesford. Tel 01622 792710 Wednesdays Wednesdays Wednesdays Wednesdays

11.30-1.30pm Meditation and spiritual development group. Aylesford. Pam 07891 185983 6-7.30pm. Learn to Knit. Aylesford. Drop in for beginners. Tel 01622 792710 7.30-9.30pm meditation and spiritual development group. Aylesford. Pam 07891185983 8-9.15pm Medau exercise class at Brookfield Junior School, First class is free to anyone new so you have nothing to lose in giving it a try. For further info please contact Joan on 01634 256891.

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6.15-7.15pm Weight Watchers, St Andrews Church Hall, Barming - Leader Judith 01622 683382 6-7pm Learn to crochet. Aylesford. Tel 01622 792710 7.30pm Karate Club aimed at the older student 35+ at the Brassey Centre Station Road Aylesford. Small friendly club training in the original Okinawan martial art of Uechi Ryu karate.

Fridays

8-9.15pm Medau exercise class at St Pauls Church Hall Boxley Road, Maidstone, First class is free to anyone new so you have nothing to lose in giving it a try. For further info please contact Joan on 01634 256891.

Saturdays

10am-12noon Market at the Brassey Centre, Aylesford. Wide variety of items for sale. Tea/Coffee. Contact 01622 717598 2.30-4pm. Learn to sew. Aylesford. Tel 01622 792710

Saturdays

Sundays (2nd & 4th) 10am-12noon Zen Meditation Group, ME16, contact Barbara on 01622 670587 for details.

Saturday 8 February 3-4.30pm Disabled Christians Fellowship speaker Jenny Thompson at Allington Baptist Church, 76a London Rd, ME16 0DT Wed 19 February

7.40pm Wateringbury Local History Society's at Wateringbury VH. Wilf Lower with Lost Empires, The last days of Music Hall and Variety. For more details call Terry on 01622 812566.

Wednesday 26 Feb

7.30pm Aylesford & Eccles WI at Brassey Tooms, Station Road, Aylesford.

Thursday 27 Feb

2pm AylesARA at Community Centre, Aylesford. Please contact Wayne on 01622 710734

Saturday 1 March

7.30pm Maidstone Branch RNLI. Annual Barn Dance. Fant Community Hall, Fant Lane, Barming, Maidstone. Tickets: £7 (includes a supper) John Ashbolt - 01622 725435

Friday 7 March

7.30pm Dandelion Time Quiz Night at Old School Hall, East Farleigh. To book a place (£12 a ticket or £90 for a table of 8, and includes dinner) please contact us on 01622 814 001

Wed 19 March

7.40pm Wateringbury Local History Society's at Wateringbury VH. Ian Porter with Young Dickens. For more details call Terry on 01622 812566.

Thursday 24 April

Afternoon tea Mothers' Union St Nicholas Allington ME16 0DE £2 Speaker Anne Carter

Please re-submit your classes and meetings for the March edition by 25th February. EMAIL info@thelocaloracle.co.uk All events will appear on our website www.thelocaloracle.co.uk



Ditton/Aylesford Feb 2014