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Oracle the local

Month 46: January 2013

Distribution 12,000 homes & businesses

YOuR mOnthLY guide tO LOCaL seRviCes in and aROund


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Happy New Year! We hope you all enjoyed Christmas and the New Year’s eve celebrations and are ready for a great year ahead. We have some great advertisers to help you with your future plans and we would encourage you to let them know you found them in the local Oracle. Remember we are on Facebook - please continue to ‘like’ us (and we will ‘like’ you back) and you will receive updates on what we and our advertisers are doing. It’s always good to keep in touch. You can see an up to date copy of all editions of the local Oracle on-line. Anna & Jane



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What can the local Oracle do for you? We cover three areas with over 10,000 distribution in each giving a total of 39,500 homes covered by the local Oracle Kings Hill, West malling, Larkfield, Leybourne, Offham, Addington, mereworth and Wateringbury and now Halling, Holborough & Snodland. Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Hadlow, Five Oak green, East Peckham, matfield and Southborough. and Aylesford, Barming, Allington and Ditton and now parts of maidstone. We have many options for you to use for your business: Standard advert only in the A-Z section 1/4 page colour advert (including a standard advert) 1/2 page colour advert (including a standard advert) Full page colour advert (including a standard advert) each edition of the local Oracle is updated each month and put onto our website which also helps to promote your business. We can print, supply and deliver 1,000 to 39,500 leaflets across all distribution areas. Call now for information 01732 844246 or 01732 521494 Printed by SCARBUTTS don’t forget to mention the local Oracle

InDEX the local nEWS COnTACT DETAILS COLOUR ADS accountants aerials appliance Repair Architectural Design* art artist Bathroom installation Blinds Building services Business Opportunities Car Registration no’s Car service & Repairs Carpentry Carpets Carpet Cleaning Cleaning Community Care Computer support Counselling decorators dentist double glazing double glazing Repairs electricians equestrian Fencing Flooring Florist Foot Care Fundraising/support

garage doors garden Landscaping garden services gas & heating services Hairdressing & Beauty* handyman hospice Leaflets Locksmith Loft Ladders money saving Oddjobs Oven Cleaners Paving Plasterer Plumbers Printers Removals Roofing* skip hire solicitors soul music magazine sweet shop tiling tree surgeon tutoring Weight Loss* Windows Window Cleaners USEFUL nUmBERS EVEnTS COLOUR ADS

Cut off date for February 2013 is 25 January 2013 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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a-c aCCOuntants TaxAssist Accountants 714 London Road, Larkfield me20 6BL tel: 0845 5212241 Local: 01732 221960 Contact: gary or tina 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)

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 18)

aPPLianCe RePaiR Appliance Care and Repair mobile: 07545 044276 Contact: graham Prompt and friendly service. Repairs and installs to all electric appliances. Over 10 years experience with a leading manufacturer.

Essan-K-Planning mobile: 07515 899668 Planning, design, Consultancy, Building Plans & Regulations. Planning Permission. architectural services. Fixed quotations. Cost effective, practical solutions for all your planning needs. no need to move, stay put and improve. (See Colour Ad On Page 20)

aRt Art Akademie Kent’s unique private art school based on the atelier teaching system. a 2 yr P/t visual arts higher diploma 1 & 2 day workshops & evening classes in: drawing & painting / print-making Contemporary jewellery making digital photography to print dimensional art work art appreciation OR Phone: 07507 794690

aRtist 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)

BATHROOM INSTALLATIONS nightingale Bathrooms tel: 01732 652052 easy access showers, baths and wet rooms. Raised height toilets. slip resistant safety flooring. discounts for ssaFa, British Legion, ex service personnel & Over 60s. don’t forget to mention the local Oracle

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 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 23)

BuiLding seRviCes Artisan Developments Ltd “the extension specialists” tel: 01622 729424 Fax: 01622 725207 the clean and efficient extension specialists with experience and references in your local area. (See Colour Ad On Page 18)

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.

R Blackman general maintenance tel: 01892 838668 mobile: 07887 948430 Contact: Richard Blackman Roofing, guttering, PvC fascias, soffits, leadwork, chimney repairs and brickwork. interior and exterior painting. Patios & driveways and conservatory bases.

B-C Business OPPORtunitY 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.

CaR RegistRatiOn numBeRs Car Registration numbers mobile: 07909 975 806 Contact: ian Limited number of private plates for sale. C1 TYS 65 AAB S44 BVS C4 SCV Offers invited! Call for more details.

CaR seRviCe & RePaiRs 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 (See Colour Ad Page 19) 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. mOts £40 if you quote tL013 when booking. (See Colour Ad On Page 20)




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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.

Kent Carpet Cleaning Company Ltd tel: 01732 872199 mobile: John 07860 100295 Chrissy 07801 561696 Family run carpet cleaning company. also upholstery cleaning, stain removal, stainguard protection & leather suite cleaning. nCCa and iiCRC Certified. (See Colour Ad On Page 17)

RED Carpentry tel: 01622 751447 mobile: 07896 904056 Contact: 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.

CaRPets g m Bishop Flooring tel: 01732 820321 mobile: 07973 459022 ⚫ Carpets (all makes) ⚫ vinyls (including tiles) ⚫ Wood (solid & engineered) supplied and installed by a family run company with over 40 years of local services. ⚫ Free estimates ⚫ sampling at home

CaRPet CLeaning 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 don’t forget to mention the local Oracle

nice & Clean Services maidstone tel: 01622 683770 mobile: 07544496172 Contact: Peter greaves Carpet Cleaning & Chimney sweep. Quality carpet and rug cleaning service. a local and friendly family business offering first class service. Free quotations and advise, with many happy customers. services to fit around you, evenings and weekend. eco friendly services.

CLeaning Time For You tel: 01277 263984 mobile: 07595 607703 Contact: Kathrine Local cleaners all personally vetted and reference checked. Friendly, honest and reliable providing a thorough professional cleaning and ironing service. same dedicated cleaner each week. typical rate from £10 per hour

COmmunitY CaRe Simplicare At Home tel: 01732 526934 Our fully CRB checked, trained and reliable care staff can give you as much or as little help at home as you need. Call now for a free assessment. We are also recruiting care workers. (See Colour Ad On Page 18)

C COmmunitY CaRe Unity Care Solutions Ltd suite 31, 50 Churchill sq, Kings hill West malling, me19 4Yu tel: 08450 346410 We are a kent based organisation providing nursing and homecare services to many areas across Kent and east sussex. Whether you require a couple of hours assistance or a full 24 hr service, we can arrange an individual package for you. (See Colour Ad On Page 23)

COmPuteR suPPORt AA Computer Services tel: 01732 848988 mobile : 07904 910400 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!



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SYSK Computer Services Ltd tel: 01732 773805 mobile: 07881 836567 at home or in the office, whatever your it requirements, we can help. small Business server specialist; networking, anti-virus & remote access solutions. server & PC maintenance. iPhone & Blackberry integration. From supply & installation to maintenance, we provide a fully comprehensive service. microsoft certified, fully insured.

COunseLLing EnIgmA Counselling Services tel: 01732 842963 mobile: 07921 313966 Contact: elaine harvey Providing support when you need it most....... Professional, affordable, flexible services.

APC manpower Computer Services tel: 01732 790099 mobile: 07867 771078 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 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 22)

d-f deCORatORs gawaine Sutton tel: 01622 863579 mobile: 07979 757662 25 years experience Complete decorating service interior & exterior Painting & decorating City & guilds qualified Friendly and reliable service. Call for a Free estimate. don’t forget to mention the local Oracle

g J Services West malling mobile: 07764 684495 tel: 01732 872125 Contact: guy Williams 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.

Pots Of Paint tel: 01732 824450 mobile: 07967 985979 Free no obligation quotations interior and exterior decorating Wall paper hanging

dentist Identics Dental Surgery 1 Odiham drive, allington, maidstone, Kent tel: 01622 669345 Local dental practice now open. affordable monthly payment plans. Relaxed comfortable environment. Call or pop in for more information (See Colour Ad On Page 22)

D 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)

dOuBLe gLaZing RePaiRs Dg Solutions (Kent) double glazing Problems solved tel: 01732 842691 mobile: 07870 213098 Fault Finding, Repairs and upgrades Windows, doors, Locks & adjustments misted sealed units, handles and hinges upgrade to a-rated energy efficient units new installation Quotations 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 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. Fensa (See Colour Ad On Page 23)





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. Tel: 07731 758212 Retail products for the horse, rider and hound. Clothing, grooming, boots, saddles, horse and rider safety, hats/helmets, dog accessorries and much more. Free delivery on all orders. Hand delivery to Maidstone area. (See Colour Ad On Page 21)


Electrical and Security Services tel: 01622 726060 mobile: 07795 907849 Contact: Oliver Lloyd

All Seasons garden Fencing

tel: 01732 844634 mobile: 07957 209073 Contact: mark steward

Local friendly experienced electricians - no job too big or too small, great rates, free quotes. - Re-wires - additional lights/sockets - Fuse boards - Outside lighting - emergency Call out 24/7 - new builds - intercoms - Wired/Wireless intruder alarms

all types of garden fencing, supplied, erected and repaired. Close boarded, panel, post and rail, trellis, all types of gate supplied and fitted. Wooden/concrete posts, decking and pagodas. no job too small. Free quotations. no vat charged.

Hartwell Electrical Services tel: 01634 309955 mobile: 07711 355336 Contact: adrian godfrey - new Builds, Re-wiring - Fuse Board & earthing upgrades - Remedial work, Fault finding on - Central & underfloor heating systems - Kitchens, Bathrooms & showers - Completion Certificates issued, - Over 30 years’ experience - trust mark, - niC eiC Part P approved.

L T Security & Electrical Services Braeburn Way, Kings hill, West malling tel: 01732 522788 mobile: 07971 552663 Contact: Lee terry 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. don’t forget to mention the local Oracle

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. 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.

FLOORing Double Diamond Flooring Ltd tel: 01622 695616 mobile: 07748 027138 Contact: Paul Wyrill Call the experts for beautiful, affordable flooring for your home and business. We can provide a bespoke service to suit all requirements. Call us now for a FRee, no hassle quotation





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.

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FLORIST Lyn’s Floral Designs 44 Martin Square Larkfield Aylesford Kent ME20 6QJ Tel: 01732 844805 Local Florist for Fresh & Silk flower arrangements for all occasions including Bridal Accessories, Gifts, Crafts and Partyware. Local, National and International deliveries arranged from the shop in Martin Square.

FOOT CARE Heel2Toe Mobile Foot Clinic Mobile: 07926 388 799

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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 21)

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

West malling Podiatry & Chiropody 14-16 swan street, West malling me19 6LP tel: 01732 848460 Contact: marie thomas Bsc(hons), mChs

The Landscapers tel: 01634 850020 mobile: 07711222142 Contact: daniel

hPC Registered Podiatrist l Corn & Callous Removal l Biomechanics & Orthotics l verrucae l ingrown toenails evening, weekend and home visits also available.

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.

Fund Raising/suPPORt Kings Hill Rotary Club tel: 01732 844246 We meet upstairs at the spitfire, Kings hill 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. You don’t need to live in Kings hill to join us.

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Yew Tree Landscapes Larkfield tel: 01732 848179 mobile: 07850 175077 Contact: Kevin Kennett 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. don’t forget to mention the local Oracle

gas & heating seRviCes Cannon Services (UK) Ltd tel: 01732 424061 Contact: nigel Cook 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 17) Samsian Ltd tel: 01732 885882 twitter: @samsiangas Facebook: samsiangas 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

Wicks gas tel: 01732 883544 mobile: 07748 780811 Contact: gerald Wicks service, repair & installation of central heating, boilers, cookers, fires, warm air units. Power flushing, plumbing, landlord certificates, free advice/quotation. gas saFe RegisteRed.






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h-m haiRdRessing & BeautY Feathers 1 Little market Row Leybourne West malling Kent 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 21)

handYman Dave’s Property maintenance mobile: 07870 602395 07825 168046 Kitchens/Bathrooms fitted. Plastering/ Coving & Painting Windows fitted. Plumbing, taps and radiators replaced. Laminate flooring, Wall/Floor tiling. Fully insured and no callout/quote fee. all the little jobs covered, reasonable rates.

tel: 01732 871254 mobile: 07908 021913 Contact: david Plumbing, carpentry, tiling, kitchens and bathroom fitting, plastering, painting and decorating, brick laying, flat roofing, fascias, soffits and guttering, garden landscaping, decking, patios, jet washing and all other general diY. Free quotes and fully insured. Stealth Electrical Services mobile: 07808 667394 Contact: Phillip apps see our Facebook page for latest projects and offers We cover domestic electrics, painting & decorating, tiling, fencing, patios & bricklaying, flat pack assembly, general garden maintenance and general diY. no job too small. Fully insured, free quotes and no call out fee. We work hours to suit you.

hOsPiCe Heart of Kent Hospice Preston hall, aylesford, Kent me20 7Pu main tel: 01622 792200 Fundraising tel:: 01622 790195 Local hospice for local people. Please contact for details on care, fundraising, voluntary work or making donations.

A.maidstone Locksmiths 27 dixon Close, maidstone me15 6ss tel: 01622 410057 mobile: 07837 751611 Contact: John Free estimates. 24 hour emergency service. domestic and Commercial. all types of locks supplied & fitted. uPvC specialists. KCC trading standard approved.

LOFt LaddeRs & hatChes Loft Ladders tel: 01732 840744 mobile: 07751 256725 Contact: michael Loft ladders supplied and fitted with a hinged hatch. also loft flooring. Qualified City and guilds carpenter. Fully insured for your peace of mind. all work guaranteed. WiLL matCh anY estimate. FRee QuOtatiOns.

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 16)

LeaFLets Derek’s Home maintenance Ltd tel: 01634 244061 mobile: 07941 172176 You buy and i fit Kitchens, bathrooms, tiling, taps, guttering, general household repairs, radiators. Free quotations. Fully insured.

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 39,500 leaflets each month in the area of your choice. Call to book your space. (See Colour Ad On Page 20) don’t forget to mention the local Oracle







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.



The Oddjobs Company (SE) Ltd tel: 01732 848640 mobile: 07930 244454 Contact: mark Warrington 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.

AJS Plumbing Services mobile: 07702 408948 Contact: amanda 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 CLeaning Oven Angels tel: 01892 514552 mobile: 07901 857608 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.


Hylton Plumbing Services West malling 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. 24hr emergency Call Out.

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ROOFing DCS Roofing Limited tel: 01732 521 351 mobile: 07758 288 366 Felt roofing, single ply, tiling, slating and lead works. up to 20 year warranty's. Fully insured, CsCs and Chas registered. FRee QuOtatiOns.

RemOvaLs 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 844842 mobile: 07866 683569 Contact: Bernard Jobe specialist in block paving, tarmac driveways, patios and paths drop kerbs - KCC registered. garden Fencing Call for free advice and estimates


tel: 01732 871858 or 01732 840116 mobile: 07850 049246 2yd to 12yd skips available. Local reliable service. Call for competitive rates. (See Colour Ad On Page 16) don’t forget to mention the local Oracle




WindOWs Apollo Trade Windows 539 Loose Road maidstone Kent me15 9uQ

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 21)

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.

This space is available in full colour. Include your logo, photos, font and colours. tRee suRgeRY Qualitree Services tel: 01622 208426 Contact: gary everest tree surgery & garden maintenance. Professional, fully insured & value for money. 18 years experience with nPtC qualified staff. Call today for Your Free Quotation.

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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 42 High St, West Malling, ME19 6QR 01732 522533 (See Colour Ad On Page 20)

tiLing marc Fisher Tiling tel: 01732 321773 mobile: 07788 113942 Contact: marc Fisher Kitchens, bathrooms & conservatories. - Wall & floor tiling - Ceramic, stone and slate - Porcelain, travatine and mosaic - FRee quotations and advice.


experienced, female teacher available for tuition in: 11+ preparation Key stage 2 - maths and literacy Key stage 3 - maths up to gCse foundation level CRB checked Tel: 01622 727658 Contact: Lucy

Weight LOss ideal weight mobile: 07879 840313 Contact: niki get it off. Keep it off. We know your weight affects the way you feel about yourself. (See Colour Ad On Page 22) don’t forget to mention the local Oracle

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 19)

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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.

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 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. 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 don’t forget to mention the local Oracle

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EVEnTS PAgE sundays 10am-midday table tennis practise at Beechwood hall £2 beginners & advanced 01622 790465 sundays 10-11.15am Football training u13s at ditton Community Centre sundays (1st/3rd) 10am–12noon Zen meditation group, maidstone, off Queen’s Road, call Barbara 01622 670587. sundays 8pm BingO allington Community association mondays 9.30am tums Bums legs £6 heavenly Fitness tovil maidstone 07711 790101 mondays 9.45am Beechwood Community Centre Barming musical Playtime, for under 5s. 07901 712510 mondays 10am Beechwood Community Centre musical playtime for Babies 0 to crawling. 07901 712510 monday 10-11am exercise Classes at st andrews Church hall, Barming mondays 10am Yoga & Pilates Fusion, Capel morris Centre, aylesford, Rose-marie 01622 715576 mondays 6.30pm intermediate Yoga, Capel morris Centre, aylesford, Rose-marie 01622 715576 mondays 7-8pm Weight Watchers Brassey Centre aylesford - Judith 01622 683382 mondays 8pm Beginners Pilates, Capel morris Centre, aylesford, Rose-marie 01622 715576 3rd monday allington Castle Wi at Palace Wood school, talbot Rd, allington. diane Blaber 01622 721170 mondays 8.30pm Pilates & stretch for beginners/returners. Jane 07711 790101 tues/sats/sundays 8pm Outdoor & social group, various activities, walking/theatre/cycling Peter on 07980 538 941 tuesday 9.45-10.45am music mayhem at Burham childrens centre. 07815 775504 tuesdays 1-4pm Bowls indoors Capel morris Centre aylesford vera 01622 710320 tuesdays 5-6pm Light Factory a free club for 5-7 year olds at allington Baptist Church 01622685552 tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm & 8pm-9pm exercise classes at tonbridge Road, methodist Church hall tuedays 6.30pm Beginners Pilates, Capel morris Centre, aylesford, Rose-marie 01622 715576 tuesdays 6-7.30pm aylesford Knitting group. all skills levels welcome Call sue on 01622 792710 tuesdays 7.30pm slimming World, West Borough Primary school, off Queens Rd. Call Faye 01622 721588 tuesdays 7.45pm Beginners Yoga, Capel morris Centre, aylesford, Rose-marie 01622 715576 tuesdays 8pm dual Recovery anonymous, maidstone. For info ring Karen 07549 173118 Wednesday 10am Pre school cookery club at Beechwood Community Centre, Barming. Children 2.5-5yrs Wednesday 10am music mayhem singing & dancing for 0-5yr olds at maidstone YmCa call 07815775504 Wednesdays 10.45am Body Control Pilates in detling (osteoporosis class). Contact Lisa 07512 932415 Wednesdays 11am Beechwood Babes, Play & Chat, 0 - 24 months, Beechwood hall, Barming. 07947 549994 Wednesdays 1.30 - 3.30pm Little Larks toddlers’ Club at Larkfield methodist Church hall, new hythe Lane Wednesdays 2.15-3.45pm Over 50's friendship group @ allington Baptist Church ring Cilla 01622 676944 Wednesdays 6pm, Beginners Yoga, Capel morris Centre, aylesford, Rose-marie 01622 715576 Wednesdays 7pm Pilates Level 2 Contact Jane 07711 790101 Wednesdays 7.15pm Beginners Pilates, Capel morris Centre, aylesford, Rose-marie 01622 715576 Wednesdays 7.30pm Circuit training and indoor football at aylesford sports College. Paul 01732 841358 Wednesdays (1st Wed)7.30 for 8pm British Cactus & succulent society at Barming Parish hall tonbridge Rd maidstone. Wednesdays (4th Wed)7.30pm aylesford & eccles W1at the Brassey Centre, aylesford. info. eileen on 01622 715205 Wednesdays 8pm Yoga all levels Contact Jane 07711 790101 Wednesdays 8.30pm, sorokin method Back Care, Capel morris Centre, aylesford, Rose-marie 01622 715576 thursdays 9.30 & 10.45am Body Control Pilates in aylesford. Contact Lisa 07512 932415 thursdays 10am, Beginners Pilates, Capel morris Centre, aylesford, Rose-marie 01622 715576 thursday 10.15am Pre school cookery club at Offham vh, West malling Children 2-5-5yrs. 07790 580111 thursdays 11.15am Beginners Yoga, Capel morris Centre, aylesford, Rose-marie 01622 715576 thursdays 1-4pm Bowls indoors Capel morris Centre aylesford vera 01622 710320 thursdays 7-8pm Weight Watchers Beechwood Community hall, Barming - Judith 01622 683382 thursdays 7.45pm Co-dependants anonymous (Coda) at the ditton Church hall, new Rd, aylesford. thursdays 8pm BingO allington Community association Fridays 10am st nicholas Church hall allington musical Playtime for under 5’s. 07901 712510 Fridays 11.30-1.30 maidstone & malling twins Club, Beechwood hall, Barming, Contact Jo 07789 553604 Fridays 8-10pm the heath Players at east malling institute, mill street - Peter on 01622 717491. Fridays 8.30pm Badminton at snodland vh, Contact Paul on 01732 841358 2nd saturday 11am-4pm embroiderers' guild, aylesford village Community Centre, Forstal Rd, aylesford saturdays 9.30am Pre natal Yoga £7 heavenly Fitness tovil maidstone 07711 790101 saturdays 10am-12noon market at Brassey Centre aylesford. great variety of stock. tea/coffee. saturdays 10-12am maidstone utd adult disability football 15+ at Bower grove school, Fant Lane, Barming, Wed 23 January

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