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Month 40: July 2012

Distribution 10,000 homes & businesses

Your MonthlY guide to loCAl serviCes in And Around

Photo by John Chilton of West Malling

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Your logo and company details can go here. Call for more information. Anna: 01732 844246 or Jane: 01732 521494

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Dear Readers Wimbledon, Olympics and more events than we can actually fit on our events page are all there ready for your entertainment. We have built up a few connections over the years so have been able to book the sun for July and August! We are certainly ready for it. A quick reminder that each issue of the local Oracle is on our website www.thelocaloracle.co.uk so if you get to work and need to call one of our advertisers in an emergency it is there to help you. Thank you to all our followers on Facebook - please continue to ‘like’ us (and we will ‘like’ you back) and receive updates on what we are doing. It’s always good to keep in touch. www.facebook.com/thelocaloracle Remember, you can see an up to date copy of the local Oracle on line. www.thelocaloracle.co.uk Anna & Jane

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CUT OFF DATES FOR ADVERTISING OR FREE EVENTS LISTINGS FOR THE AUGUST EDITIONS ARE:

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

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We will continue with our event listings page but if you have a big charity event in the local area, we want to hear from you. info@thelocaloracle.co.uk

have you got some local news about the area? have you got local photos for our front cover? Are you a member of a local group that needs members? We want to hear from you... info@thelocaloracle.co.uk

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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 37,000 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 now aylesford, Barming, allington and Ditton. 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 37,000 leaflets across all distribution areas. Call now for information 01732 844246 or 01732 521494 info@thelocaloracle.co.uk www.thelocaloracle.co.uk Printed by SCaRBUttS don’t forget to mention the local oracle


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Accountants aerials* Artist Bathroom installation* Blinds Building services Business opportunities Car registration numbers Car service & repairs Carpentry Carpet Cleaning Cleaner-domestic Community Care Computer support Counselling Decorators* double glazing double glazing repairs electricians Facias, soffit & guttering Fencing Flooring Florist Foot Care Fundraising/support

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Cut off date for August 2012 is 25 July 2012 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

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a-b ACCountAnts 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 23)

AeriAls 1st Class aerials tel: 01892 834289 Mobile: 07796 815586 - Fully insured - special rates for senior citizens - All work guaranteed - Multipoint system to hotesl & flats - no call out charge Call today! (See Colour ad on Page 17)

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)

Christopher marshall luddesdowne nr Meopham tel/Fax: 01474 813434

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Contact: Christopher Marshall info@christopher-marshall.co.uk www.christopher-marshall.co.uk

tel: 01622 729424 Fax: 01622 725207 artisandevs@aol.com www.artisandevelopments.com

Pencil portraits from photographs and classic motorcycle prints.

the clean and efficient extension specialists with experience and references in your local area.

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BATHROOM INSTALLATIONS aHm installations unit 4 space Business Centre Knight road, strood, Me2 2BF tel: 01622 611880 www.ahminstallations.co.uk specialists in walk in baths, showers and wet rooms. Free survey and Quote. (See Colour ad on Page 17)

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 22)

Paul tann ltd tel: 01732 842863 Mobile: 07956 313287 0 7834 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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Utility Warehouse Discount Club authorised Distributor networking marketing Business tel: 01732 521494 Contact: Jane Marshall jane.marshall@uwclub.net www.make-moneywithme.co.uk 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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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. (See Colour ad on Page 19)

Castle Cleaning tel: 01622 769990 Mobile: 07920 840972 Contact: dean Baker dean@castle-cleaning.co.uk www.castle-cleaning.co.uk 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

CAr registrAtion nuMBers Car Registration numbers Mobile: 07909 975 806 Contact: ian limited number of private plates for sale. offers invited! Call for more details. (See Colour ad on Page 22)

CAr serviCe & rePAirs autocraft 778 london road larkfield Kent tel: 01732 840892 Contact: John Podd main@autocraftlarkfield.co.uk Book on line and receive annual reminders via text or email at www.autocraftlarkfield.co.uk Mot’s - servicing & repairs diagnostics Air conditioning Body repairs and resprays (See Colour ad on Page 19)

CArPentrY 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.

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.

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nice & Clean Services Maidstone tel: 01622 683770 Mobile: 07544496172 Contact: Peter greaves www.niceandcleanservice.co.uk 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 - doMestiC time For You tel: 01277 263984 Mobile: 07590 543848 Contact: Kathrine kathrine.branton@timeforyou.co.uk www.timeforyou.co.uk 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 £9.50ph

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C CoMMunitY CAre Unity Care Solutions ltd larkfield, Aylesford tel: 01732 529591 Fax: 01732 529697 www.unitycaresolutions.co.uk 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 info@aa-computerservices.co.uk www.aa-computerservices.co.uk 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!

aPC manpower Computer Services tel: 01732 824511 Mob: 07867771078 service@pcmanpower.co.uk virus & Malware specialist if you think you`re inFeCted give us a call PC not booting or Blank screen slow or unresponsive Adsl setup/Wireless/router issues no FiX then no Fee

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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 21) SYSK Computer Services ltd tel: 01732 773805 Mobile: 07881 836567 info@sysk.co.uk www.sysk.co.uk 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 ekharvey@btinternet.com www.counsellorkent.co.uk Providing support when you need it most....... Professional, affordable, flexible services.

Providing a range of services for homes and small businesses including new laptops and desktops, virtual desktops and other cloud-based solutions, anti-virus products, office networking, malware removal and pc maintenance.

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.

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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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)

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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)

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/ serviced/maintained. All domestic and commercial work undertaken, no job too small. extra sockets/switches / lights fitted Competitive prices,Fast and very reliable,Free estimates in assoc. with Kent lighting ltd.

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SoS Window Works the Bounds, Aylesford, Kent, Me20 7lZ tel: 01622 206690 Mobile: 07779 006696 soswindowworks@tiscali.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. FensA (See Colour ad on Page 23)

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.

Hartwell Electrical Services tel: 01634 309955 Mobile: 07711 355336 Contact: Adrian godfrey addylec@yahoo.co.uk - 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.

Fascia Plastics tel: 01732 590290 www.fasciaplastics.co.uk Fascias, soffits, Bargeboards, Cladding and guttering. no salesmen. no subcontract labour. Family run Business. (See Colour ad on Page 20)

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. gates, railings, barriers, on site welding; landscaping, block paving, patios, decking, pergolas. Family run business. Free quotes. over 18 yrs experience.

F FLORIST Lyn’s Floral Designs 44 Martin Square Larkfield Aylesford Kent ME20 6QJ Tel: 01732 844805 www.lynsfloraldesigns.co.uk 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 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 21)

Fund rAising/suPPort Kings Hill Rotary Club tel: 01732 844246 khrc09@yahoo.com 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.

Flooring Double Diamond Flooring ltd tel: 01622 695616 Mobile: 07748 027138 Contact: Paul Wyrill sales@doublediamond-flooring.com www.doublediamondflooring.com 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 don’t forget to mention the local oracle

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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.

gArden lAndsCAPing 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. Yew tree landscapes larkfield tel: 01732 848179 Mobile: 07850 175077 Contact: Kevin Kennett yewtreelandscapes1@tiscali.co.uk general building work. driveways, Block paving, Brickwork, turfing, decking, Fencing, hard and soft landscaping, general garden Maintenance. Free estimates, fully insured. experienced & professional service. 25 years experience.

gArden MAintenAnCe Down to Earth garden Services tel: 01732 841904 (Answerphone) Mobile: 07801 440994 Contact: Peter roberts gpmpete@btinternet.com Full maintenance grass cutting and hedge cutting lawn treatment garden clearance

gAs & heAting serviCes Cannon Services (UK) 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 17) Samsian ltd tel: 01732 885882 www.samsian.co.uk 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

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hAndYMAn Derek’s Home maintenance ltd 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.

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tel: 01732 883544 Mobile: 07748 780811 Contact: gerald Wicks wicksgas@btinternet.com

tel: 01732 871254 Mobile: 07908 021913 Contact: david

service, repair & installation of central heating, boilers, cookers, fires, warm air units. Power flushing, plumbing, landlord certificates, free advice/quotation. gAs sAFe registered.

Plumbing, carpentry, tiling, kitchen fitting, plastering, painting, decorating, bricklaying, fascias, soffits, garden maintenance, all general diY. Free quotes. Fully insured.

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t: 01622 813854 M: 07900 257752 Contact: liz rocca www.daisyletsmaidstone.com run by experienced landlords, daisylets Maidstone is a dynamic and independent residential lettings agency and property management company. We don't believe in renewal fees or hidden costs. Call us today for a chat, advice or free market appraisal. (See Colour ad on Page 20)

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Redlet tel: 01622 804816 Contact: ed Firmin lettings@redlet.co.uk www.redlet.co.uk

Heart of Kent Hospice Preston hall, Aylesford, Kent Me20 7Pu Main tel: 01622 792200 Fundraising tel:: 01622 790195 fundraising@hokh.co.uk www.hokh.org local hospice for local people. Please contact for details on care, fundraising, voluntary work or making donations.

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Fairtrade locks and Security tel: 01622 611872 Mobile: 07858 187706 Contact: Chris no call out charge. locksmith & double glazing repairs. hinges, handles, locks replaced/upgraded, uPvC specialist, 24hr emergency door opening. Fast Friendly service. 10% discount with this advert. lockwise Contact: Chris Wise Mobile: 07712817172 www.lockwiseuk.com no call out charge. 24 hour emergency opening & repair. Free quotations insurance approved locks fitted uPvC specialist residential & Business Based in trottiscliffe. store this nuMBer in Your MoBile For use in An eMergenCY! 10% disCount (Quote oracle)

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the local oracle tel: 01732 844246/521494 info@thelocaloracle.co.uk www.thelocaloracle.co.uk From production to distribution. We can help you reach new customers for your business. We can distribute from 1,000 up to 37,000 leaflets each month in the area of your choice. Call to book your space. (See Colour ad on Page 22)

tel: 01622 410057 Contact: John john@johnayre.wanadoo.co.uk www.maidstonelocksmiths.com Free estimates. 24 hour emergency service. domestic and Commercial. All types of locks supplied & fitted. uPvC specialists.

MoneY sAving Utility Warehouse Discount Club authorised Distributor networking marketing Business tel: 01732 521494 Contact: Jane Marshall jane.marshall@uwclub.net www.save-moneywithme.co.uk 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 23)

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specialist in block paving, tarmac driveways, patios and paths drop kerbs - KCC registered. garden Fencing Call for free advice and estimates

Fully qualified Plasterer. internal & external plastering. rendering & pebble dashing. skimming & plaster boarding. Coving. Friendly & tidy service. Free quotes.

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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.

Fully Insured Family run business Call: 01732 758025 Mobile: 07879 473298 Contact: Lee Wright enquiries@sospestcontrol.co.uk www.sospestcontrol.co.uk

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PlAsterer tel: 01622 753300 info@ovenhero.com www.ovenhero.com 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!

PluMBers aJS Plumbing Services Mobile: 07702 408948 Contact: Amanda ajsplumbingservices@blueyonder.co.uk www.ajsplumbing-services.co.uk 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.

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.

tel: 01634 312034 Mobile: 07980 050167 gaffneyplastering@yahoo.co.uk specialists in all forms of: internal Plastering, external rendering, Pebble-dashing & damp Proofing. Please don't hesitate to contact us for advice or a Free estimate. Medway Councils trading standards Accredited. don’t forget to mention the local oracle

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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Quality Plumbing tel: 01634 861801 Mobile: 07764 792046 Contact: dave or tim Friendly & reliable family run business C.i.P.h.e. registered Free estimates and advice dripping taps to Bathrooms Wall and floor tiling shower specialists (Aqualisa/Mira etc.) All hot Water systems incl. unvented. Public liability insured. no vAt on labour.


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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. (See Colour ad on Page 22)

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CHOCOLATE UMBRELLA 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 yummy@chocolateumbrella.co.uk www.cloudninesweets.co.uk (See Colour Ad On Page 20)

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.

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tiling marc Fisher tiling tel: 01732 321773 Mobile: 07788 113942 Contact: Marc Fisher marcfishertiling@virginmedia.com www.marcfishertiling.co.uk Kitchens, bathrooms & conservatories. - Wall & floor tiling - Ceramic, stone and slate - Porcelain, travatine and mosaic - Free quotations and advice.

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EVEntS PagE sundays 10am-Midday table tennis practise at Beechwood hall £2 beginners & advanced 01622 790465 sundays 10am Worship at holy trinity, larkfield Parish Church. 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 10.30am larkfield Community Church in lunsford school hall, swallow rd, larkfield. sundays 8pm Bingo Allington Community Association 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 12.40 Beginners and easy line dancing Class for over 50’s. larkfield village hall 01732 870715 Mondays 2pm intermediate line dancing Class for over 50’s. larkfield v.h. 01732 870715 Mondays 6-7.15pm Body Control Pilates in Mereworth. Contact lisa 07512 932415 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 fitnessfriends@aol.com tues/sats/sundays 8pm outdoor & social group, various activities, walking/theatre/cycling Peter on 07980 538 941 tuesdays 1-2pm Music Mayhem at st Andrew’s hall, Barming. Music & dancing for children 6 wks-5yrs 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 fitnessfriends@aol.com 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 sed)7.30pm Aylesford & eccles W1at the Brassey Centre, Aylesford. info. hazel on 01622 718902 Wednesdays 8pm Yoga all levels Contact Jane 07711 790101 fitnessfriends@aol.com 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 6-7.15pm Body Control Pilates in Mereworth. Contact lisa 07512 932415 thursdays 7-8pm Weight Watchers Beechwood Community hall, Barming - Judith 01622 683382 thursdays 7.15pm Yoga dance Fusion, Malling school, east Malling, rose-Marie 01622 715576 thursdays 7.45pm Co-dependants Anonymous (CodA) at the ditton Church hall, new rd, Aylesford. thursdays 8pm Bingo Allington Community Association thursdays 8.15pm Beginners Pilates, Malling school, east Malling, rose-Marie 01622 715576 thursdays 8-9pm exercise classes at loose Pavillion, Walnut tree lane Fridays 10am st nicholas Church hall Allington Musical Playtime for under 5’s. 07901 712510 Fridays 10am Pre school cookery club at nettlestead vh Children 2.5-5yrs. victoria 07790 580111 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 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, saturdays 10-12am Maidstone utd raiders kids disability football Astor of hever school call John 07538580816 saturday 14 July 10.30am Beth's dog show 2012 at greenways Field, london rd, WM. Judging from 11.30am saturday 14 July 11.45-3pm Wateringbury Primary school torch and Flag Procession. Free entry saturday 14 July 7.30pm east Malling singers summer Concert at Church of st James the great, Church Walk, eM Friday 27 July 8.30pm out of Bounds Comedy at the Wheatsheaf,WM. starring nick revell. £10 07976 637804 saturday 28 & 29 July 10-5pm/11-5pm the Friends of st. 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