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Oracle the local

Month 50: May 2013

Distribution 12,000 homes & businesses



News the local

Dear Readers As always, things take a bit longer than expected but the website will be live by the time you receive this edition. We want to make the site as interactive as possible so if you have news of local events or happenings then you can either insert them directly onto the website or send us an email. The number of advertisers is growing every day and if you use any of them, please do leave a testimonial to assist others in the future. The calendar is constantly being updated so please do forward your regular or one off events to be included. Copies of the current printed editions of the local Oracle can be found under ‘latest editions’. We hope you enjoy using the new website and welcome your comments. Anna & Jane


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

CUT OFF DATES FOR ADVERTISING OR FREE EVENTS LISTINGS FOR THE June EDITIONS ARE: Kings Hill/West Malling Allington/Barming/Ditton Paddock Wood/Tonbridge

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Kent Carpet Cleaning Company Ltd Professional Carpet Cleaning

Looking for a professional, local, family run carpet cleaning company? Then give Chrissy and John 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: 07860 100 295 (John) & 07801 561 696 (Chrissy) E:


“THE AERIAL MAN” Family business - established 28 years



Enjoy your free digital channels Tel: 01732 883542 or: 01622 871614 Kings Hill


Tel: 01622 729424 Fax: 01622 725207 The clean and efficient house extension specialists with experience and references in your local area.

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Diagnostics Servicing  Repairs  Fully equipped workshop  Free aircon check Tyres & exhausts fitted 

BOOK YOUR MOT ONLINE Tel: 01732 840892

BRITANNIA MOT & REPAIR CENTRE LTD MOTs (£40 if you quote TLO13 when booking)


Years service to our Customers

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

01622 718888 WHY NOT LEAVE YOUR CAR WHILST YOU SHOP AT SAINSBURY’S Unit 1, Britannia Business Park, Mills Road, Aylesford ME20 7NT

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Traditional Sweets in Jars Candy Cakes, Kebabs & Party Bags Luxury English Truffles & Chocolates Ice Creams Incl. Dairy Free & Sorbets

Come and find us at our new premises at: 42 High Street West Malling ME19 6QR


01474 813434

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 8


UK / EUROPEAN MOVES Large & Light Removals • Delivery & Collections Packing Service Available • Office Relocations A Speciality Piano Removals - Storage Available

0800 644 0182 01732 845 246 07796 265 801

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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.


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ALL UPVC REPAIRS WE WILL BEAT ANY LIKE FOR LIKE QUOTATION * Door Locks * Door Handles * Letter Boxes * Window Hinges * Cat Flaps * Window Keys * Double Glazing Units * Patio Rollers * Velux Windows


TEL: 01732 849191

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Local Dental Practice now open Affordable monthly payment plans Relaxed comfortable environment Call or pop in for more information 1 Odiham Drive Allington, Maidstone, Kent Tel: 01622 669345


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‘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 Call Gary or Tina Richards for a friendly, free initial discussion without obligation on 0845 521 2241 Beside the Banks at Larkfield Free parking at rear


Unity Care Solutions Ltd WINDOW WORKS


 Broken Hinges  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

NO CALL OUT CHARGE Tel: 01622 206690 On Site Mob: 07779 006696 The Bounds, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7LZ email:

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. Nursing Services  Highly skilled registered Nurses  Terminal care for clients who prefer to be nursed home  Convalescent Care  Respite care Personal Care  Washing/bathing, dressing etc.  Assistance with waking and bedtime  Help with mobilisation  Assistance with meals and


domestic duties such

as and cleaning

Call us on: 08450 346410 Suite 31, 50 Churchill Square Kings Hill Kent ME19 4YU

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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

INDEX the local NEWS CONTACT DETAILS COLOUR ADS Accountants Aerials Alarm Systems Appliance Repair Artist Bathroom Installation Blinds Building Services Car Registration No’s Car Service & Repairs Carpentry Carpet Cleaning Cleaning Community Care Computer Support Counselling Decorators Dentist Dog Training Double Glazing Double Glazing Repairs Electricians Fencing Florist Foot Care Fundraising/Support Garage Doors Garden Landscaping

Garden Services Gas & Heating Services Hairstylist - Mobile Handyman* Hospice Leaflets Locksmith* Loft Ladders Money Saving Oddjobs Oven Cleaners Paving Plasterer Plumbers Printers Removals* Skip Hire Solicitors* Soul Music Magazine Sweet Shop Tiling Treatment Room to Let* Tree Surgeon Website Design* Windows Window Cleaners USEFUL NUMBERS EVENTS COLOUR ADS * New advertiser

Cut off date for June 2013 is 25 May 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

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-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 11)

AERIALS 1st For Aerials Tel: 01732 361174 Mobile: 07515 775 662 New digital aerials Multi point systems Full TV installs Old aerials dismantled Fully insured All work guaranteed Special senior citizen rates Free quotes given All work carried out to a high standard at low prices.

Virtus Security Ltd Tel: 01622 616241 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.

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.

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 8)

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 11)

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 6) G.A.P.P.S. Graham Apps Personal Property Service. Tel: 01732 874062 Mobile: 07733 054629 Contact: Graham Apps All Building Projects & Renovations Undertaken. No job too small. Free estimations. Local references available. Friendly reliable services.


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

Nightingale Bathrooms

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 6)

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

Paul Tann Ltd Tel: 01732 652052

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Tel: 01732 842863 Mobile: 07956 313287 07834 810453 Contact: Paul Specialising in foundations, drainage and all types of paving. Fully insured. All work guaranteed. Established over 20 years.

B-C BUILDING SERVICES 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.



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.

Time For You Tel: 01277 263984 Mobile: 07595 607703 Contact: Kathrine


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.


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


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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.


Audley Care Mote House, Mote Park, Bearsted, Kent ME15 8GA Tel: 01622 633101 Long term, short term & emergency care. Cleaning, ironing & help preparing meals. (See Colour Ad On Page 7) 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 11)

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 On Page 7)

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

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 7)

Kent Carpet Cleaning Company Ltd Tel: 01732 872199 Mobile: John 07860 100295 Chrissy 07801 561696

Tel: 01732 848988 Mobile : 07904 910400

Family run carpet cleaning company. Also upholstery cleaning, Stain removal, Stainguard protection & leather suite cleaning. NCCA and IICRC Certified. (See Colour Ad On Page 5)

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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COMPUTER SUPPORT 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

DECORATORS Pearson Painting & Decorating


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 10)

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.

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.

Tel: 01732 842963 Mobile: 07921 313966 Contact: Elaine Harvey Providing support when you need it most....... Professional, affordable, flexible services.

Mobile: 07939 564947 Contact: Dean Qualified, experienced Interiors and exteriors Friendly and reliable No job too small References on request Call for a free estimate

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 10)

DOG TRAINING G J Services West Malling Mobile: 07764 684495 Tel: 01732 872125 Contact: Guy Williams Painting Decorating General Maintenance Wall papering Tiling Free Estimates


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


COUNSELLING ENIGMA Counselling Services


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.

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)

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Trade Glaze Units 8&9 Kilnbridge Works Lower Road, East Farleigh Maidstone Kent ME15 0HD

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: 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. CERTASS Free telephone advice and call out Over 30 years’ experience in industry Miranda Double Glazing Repairs Units 15-16, Dickens Court, Enterprise Cl, Medway City Estate, Kent, ME2 4LY Tel: 01634 717400

Electrical and Security Services Tel: 01622 726060 Mobile: 07795 907849 Contact: Oliver Lloyd

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 Hartwell Electrical Services Tel: 01634 309955 Mobile: 07711 355336 Contact: Adrian Godfrey

Misted & broken glass units Faulty window and door locks Broken window hinges Window and door handles Spare parts counter for trade & DIY All repairs guaranteed. (See Colour Ad On Page 10)

- 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.

SOS Window Works The Bounds, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7LZ Tel: 01622 206690 Mobile: 07779 006696

L T Security & Electrical Services Braeburn Way, Kings Hill, West Malling Tel: 01732 522788 Mobile: 07971 552663 Contact: Lee Terry

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 11)

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.

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

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 9)





West Malling Podiatry & Chiropody 14-16 Swan Street, West Malling ME19 6LP Tel: 01732 848460 Contact: Marie Thomas Bsc(Hons), MChS HPC Registered Podiatrist  Corn & Callous Removal  Biomechanics & Orthotics  Verrucae  Ingrown Toenails Evening, weekend and home visits also available.


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.

Design & Construction

Patios Driveways, Decking Brickwork All aspects of landscaping Tel: 01732 842475 Mobile: 07958 546858 Visit our website to see our work

The Landscapers Tel: 01634 850020 Mobile: 07711222142 Contact: Daniel All aspects of soft and hard landscaping. From design to installation. Patios, decking, retaining walls, block paving, turfing, planting & fencing. Fully insured and qualified. Free estimates.


Yew Tree Landscapes Larkfield Tel: 01732 848179 Mobile: 07850 175077 Contact: Kevin Kennett 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.



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

G GARDEN SERVICES 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.

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 4) 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 Alistairs Garden Maintenance Tel: 01622 729661

Tel: 01732 883544 Mobile: 07748 780811 Contact: Gerald Wicks

Do you want help with the garden? No time or unsure of what you want? Why not give me a call? Fully insured. 13 years experience.

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 HAIR STYLIST - MOBILE Elise - Freelance mobile stylist Mobile: 07530 203451 Contact: Lisa Accomplished hairstyling in the comfort of your own home. Specialising in ladies' and men's haircuts, make-overs, difficult hair textures, fashion colour, and bridal hair and make-up. Originally based at Vidal Sassoon Knightbridge. Call for a free no obligation consultation.


Decian Property Solutions Barming, Maidstone, Kent Tel: 01622 728912 Mobile: 07902 622642 Contact: Darren The complete home improvement service. Loft conversion specialists, kitchens, bathrooms, extensions and alterations. Approved velux roof window installer. All work fully insured.





Homeland Property Services Tel: 01732 321295 Mobile: 07922 531765 Contact: Kevin General property Maintenance with over 30 Years Experience Carpentry - Interior & Exterior Decorating, Wood & Laminate Flooring, Ceramic Tiling. Fitted Wardrobes, Kitchens & Bathrooms, Plastering, Bricklaying, Pointing, Patios Decking, Pergolas, Fencing, Ponds. Fully Insured. No call out fee. Free No obligation quotes.

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.

JG Property Maintenance Mobile: 07808 667394 Contact: Phillip Apps

Fairtrade Locks and Security Tel: 01732 423015 01622 611872 Mobile: 07858 187706 Contact: Chris

See Facebook for latest projects/offers We cover domestic electrics, painting & decorating, tiling, fencing, patios & bricklaying, flat pack assembly, general garden maintenance and general DIY. No job too small. Extensions & renovations undertaken. Fully insured, free quotes and no call out fee. We work hours to suit you.

HOSPICE 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.

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.


TO ADVERTISE HERE CALL 01732 844246 01732 521494 OR EMAIL

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. Don’t forget to mention the local Oracle

No call out charge. Locksmith & double glazing repairs. Hinges, Handles, Locks repaired/replaced UPVC specialist, 24hr Emergency door opening. Fast Friendly service. (10% Discount with this ad)

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.






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.

PAVING JOBE Construction 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

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.

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.

GP Removals Tel: 0800 644 0182 or 01732 845246 Mobile: .7796 265801 UK/European moves. Large and light removals. Packing service available. (See Colour Ad On Page 8)

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Reactive Plumbing and Heating Ltd Tel: 01622 691528 Mobile: 07850 233069 Contact: Lewis French 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. Don’t forget to mention the local Oracle



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TILING Marc Fisher Tiling

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 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 8)

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.


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 (See Colour Ad On Page 8)

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.

W WINDOWS 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)


Simply Osteopathy Contact: Beverley Polson Looking for qualified therapists to sublet ground floor treatment rooms within an existing osteopathic practice, you will also have the use of a waiting room, small kitchen & toilet area. High street location in the beautiful village of West Malling. To start asap, please contact me for further details.

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.


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 9)

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)



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Tel/Fax: 01622 745179 Contact: Jean Tandy

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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 9.45am 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 11.20am Beginners Pilates, Capel Morris Centre, Aylesford, Rose-Marie 01622 715576 Mondays 6.30pm Intermediate Yoga, Capel Morris Centre, Aylesford, Rose-Marie 01622 715576 Mondays 7pm - Dog Training (Adult Dogs) at Squirrells Riding School. Contact Lizzie 07590 316603 Mondays Ditton Dog Training at Ditton Commumity Centre, Kiln Barn Road. (See Ad for details) Mondays 7-8pm Weight Watchers Brassey Centre Aylesford - Judith 01622 683382 1st Monday 7.30pm Barming WI Village Hall, Heath Road, Barming Maureen Smith 01622 661498 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 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 7.30pm Energize Community Choir, in Holy Family Church Hall, M/stone Anne 01622 764063 Wednesdays 7.30pm Circuit training and indoor football at Aylesford Sports College. Paul 01732 841358 Wednesday 7.30pm intermediate pilates @ Heavenly Fitness 07711790101 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 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 6.15pm, Beginners Pilates, Malling School, E Malling, Rose-Marie 01622 715576 Thursdays 7-8pm Weight Watchers Beechwood Community Hall, Barming - Judith 01622 683382 Thursday 7pm Beginners Pilates @ Heavenly Fitness 07711790101 Thursdays 7.15pm Yoga Dance Fusion, Malling School, E 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 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 Friday 4pm Kids Zumba class@ Heavenly Fitness Fridays 4.45-6.45pm Puppy Training at West Malling VH - Contact Lizzie 07590 316603 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, Wednesday 8 May 7pm Psychic Night at Grange Moor Hotel Maidstone 01622 677623 £10 Friday 10 May 6pm Pamper Evening at Ditton Infants School, Maidstone. £4 Adv tkts from Helen 07723 545 840 Thursday 16 May 2.30pm Tea with Allington Mothers' Union at St Nicholas Church Hall, Poplar Grove, Maidstone Wednesday 22 May 7.30pm Aylesford & Eccles WI will be meeting at the Brassey Centre, Station Road Aylesford. Tues 28 May–1 June The Maidstone Scout Gang show at the Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone. Saturday 8 June 1-5pm Maidstone Mencap Grand Summer Fayre atCobtree, Mote Park. FREE Entry 07922 010406

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