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Oracle the local

Month 67: August 2010

Distribution 11,000 homes & businesses

Your monthlY guide to local services in and around

paddock wood, tonbridge, hadlow east peckham, FiVe oak green & matField

Front page sponsored by

10 Churchill Square Kings Hill Kent ME19 4YU 0845 270 2511 (Local call)

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

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


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

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

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issue 67 august 2010 dear reader the school holidays are now well and truly upon us and some of you will already be wishing that it was september! sit back, put your feet up and have a flick through the local Oracle to get some ideas for the kid’s entertainment or jobs in and around the house; we have plenty of choice here for you. Being small and local ourselves, we appreciate what it takes to get a business off the ground and are always willing to assist you with ideas on how to advertise your business in the best way for you. this is our livelihood too, not just a job, and we are keen to develop longterm business relationships with our customers. Please feel free to give either of us a call for a ‘no obligation’ chat about your advertising. cut off dates for advertising or free event listings are as follows: kings hill/west malling edition: 20th of the month ditton, aylesford and allington edition: 25th of the month paddock wood/tonbridge edition: 25th of the month this month’s cover has again been supplied by sheena and Brian of ditton. if you wish to have your photos of local sights or seasonal scenes featured on the front cover, please email to thank you for reading and using the local oracle.

anna & Jane


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

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accountants aerials artist Bathrooms Beauty Bedrooms Blinds Book Keeping Building consultant Building services Business opportunity Business networking carpentry chiropractor cleaning - carpet & upholstery - domestic computer support conservatories curtain maker decorators* double glazing education* electricians Fencing garage doors garage services garden design

* garden landscaping garden maintenance gas & heating specialists granite Worktops hairdressing* handyman* hypnotherapy ironing services Kitchens leaflets loft ladders oven cleaners Paving Pet services Plasterer Plumbers Public house/restaurant* roofing solicitors tree surgeon volunteers Wanted Wasp control* Windows recrUitment UseFUl nUmbers eVents coloUr ads

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cut off date for september 2010 is 25 august 2010 could you advertise in other areas too? we have other issues covering the following areas: kings hill west malling larkField leYboUrne & sUrroUnding areas and our new issue in barming ditton allington aYlesFord Jane - 01732 521494 anna - 01732 844246 the local oracle po boX 314 west malling me19 6wn




accountants conradi morrison & co 33 london road, southborough tunbridge Wells tn4 0PB


tel: 01892 539267 mobile: 07595 533845 contact: James Bevis acca Friendly and reliable service offering a complete business service for an annual fixed fee.

accountants auker hutton chartered accountants the stables, little coldharbour Farm tong lane, lamberhurst tunbridge Wells, Kent tn3 8ad tel: 01892 891902 Fax: 01892 891903 contact: neil thomas Fca Personal and company accounts and taxation, business start up, company incorporation, tax planning, bookkeeping, payroll and vat. J & h accounting services ltd 31 clover Way, Paddock Wood Kent tn12 6BQ. tel: 01892 838916 Fax: 01892 834366 contact: Jason dennis Fcca, maat, att. Year end accounts, management accounts, business start ups, vat, personal and company tax returns. Fixed Fee.

aerials the aerial man tel: 01892 834334 01732 883542 01622 871614 mobile: 07910 288086 satellite tv in all rooms. new digital aerials. Free to view channels. no subscription fees. itv2, c5 etc. insurance (storm damage jobs undertaken) special rates for senior citizens. no call out charge. all work and equipment guaranteed. (see colour ad on page 17)


taxassist accountants tel: 0845 5212241 mobile: 07808 896292 contact: gary richards Full range of services for small businesses. Fixed fees. Friendly local service with meetings at your home or premises. (see colour ad on page 22)

christopher marshall luddesdowne nr meopham tel/Fax: 01474 813434 contact: christopher marshall

Pencil portraits from photographs and classic motorcycle prints.

aerials southern satellite & aerial tel: 01892 833007 installed by your local experts. Free call out and quotation. senior citizen discount. minimum of 12 month warranty. Freeview, Freesat & sky installed. 10% off on production of this advert.


(see colour ad on page 17)

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burnhill kitchens ltd tel: 01732 373517 contact: lynsey Free design & Quotation service on all Bathrooms and Bedrooms. Full Project management service including building works. sliding glass door systems & fixed doors for bedrooms and wet rooms etc. for Bathrooms. call for a free introductory pack on some of our ranges and services offered including customer testimonials. (see colour ad on page 18)

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 21)

kent bathrooms - KB Waste tel: 01634 855565 mobile: 07850 705099 Fax: 01634 852525 design - supply complete installations Wet room installations Bathrooms, ensuites, cloakrooms, shower rooms, Baths, showers, Fitted Furniture, towel rails, radiators, Whirlpool Baths. (see colour ad on page 20)

BeautY heavenly elements beauty Putlands leisure centre Paddock Wood tel: 01892 835505 Free easy parking. specialising in guinot skin care treatments, new massage treatments introduced. call for more information on treatments available and special offers. (see colour ad on page 20)

Bedrooms bedroom Flair 169 tonbridge road, maidstone Kent me16 8na tel: 01622 729855 award winning family run business. exceptional quality, made to measure bedrooms, home studies and bathrooms, with modern design and traditional elegance (see colour ad on page 18)

b Building services entire home tel: 07957 266112 We have everything you need for the inside and the outside of your home. general builders, plumbers, electricians, kitchen and bathroom fitters, gardeners and landscapers. From changing a bulb to refurbishing your entire home, we have it covered. call or e-mail to organise a free quotation. (see colour ad on page 19)

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

Building consultant

local solution tel: 01732 301019 mobile: 07900 647753 contact: luke Building contractor & refurbishment specialists all works undertaken with care and pride excellent references available Please call for sound, free advise.

tel: 01732 351534 mobile: 07756 948655 contact: Kenneth l Packer mciob

pring & Frier loft conversions, bathrooms & general refurbishment tel/Fax: 01732 508814 mobile: 07917 364461 contact: chris Frier

Project coordination and drawings for planning/building regulations approvals for house extensions, alterations and loft conversions. member of the chartered institute of Building.

Federation of master builders & masterbond registered builder. specialising in: Bathroom refurbishment. loft conversions. general refurbishment. Phone for a complete service. (see colour ad on page 21)

home project design

Building services artbuild ltd tel/Fax: 01622 817225 mobile: 07981 340893 Federation of master builders. extensions & renovations, hard landscaping, swift approved cladding & guttering, tiled and flat roofing, kitchens, bathrooms, plumbing, electrics, flooring and decorating. an established family company. (see colour ad on page 18) don’t forget to mention the local oracle

r blackman general maintenance tel: 01892 838668 mobile: 07887 948430 contact: richard Blackman roofing, guttering, Pvc fascias & soffits. interior and exterior painting. Patios & driveways, landscaping and conservatories.

b Building services Qr construction tel: 01892 730265 mobile: 07914 800599 For your home improvements, maintenance, extensions, renovations for both residential and commercial properties call Qr construction for a free, no obligation quote. a family run business. (see colour ad on page 22) spicelin property services tel: 01732 352828 mobile: 07712 853583 contact: Kevin lines interior/exterior decorating, tiling/ laminate floor installation, general maintenance, patios/fencing, annual gutter and/or uPvc cleaning. annual hedge trimming. insured. Free estimates. Bni member.

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.



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bni weald Valley tel: neil hart: 07747 781155 Want more new business referrals? like the idea of a team of people passing work to each other? every Friday Bni Weald valley meets at the hop Farm for a breakfast meeting to do just that. Why not join us? Plasterers, florists, hairdressers, tree surgeons, travel agents, flooring contractors and funeral directors especially welcome.

norris carpentry tel: 01732 352363 mobile: 07795 677791 contact: stuart no job too big or small. loft conversions, doors, windows, kitchens, flooring, decking etc. Fully qualified and insured. Free estimates and a clean reliable service.


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

chiropractic clinic 64 commercial road Paddock Wood tel: 01892 834422 dr mandy lock (doctor of chiropractic) dr Kris Krumins (doctor of chiropractic) state registered chiropractors Bca/ gcc X-ray on site.

cleaning - carPet & uPholsterY castle cleaning tel: 01732 400148 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

what can the local oracle do For YoU? with over 400 advertisers each month covering a variety of businesses you need not look any further when trying to find a reliable business, tradesperson or service in the local area. the local oracle is here to help.

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cleaning - domestic

comPuter suPPort

crystal clean

J h Flint consultancy

tel: 01732 850271 mobile: 07581 254828 contact: Bea or nicola

mobile: 07904 047558 contact: Julian Flint

We are a friendly and reliable high standard cleaning company. We offer a range of services including cleaning, ironing and garden maintenance. competitive rates. Fully insured and crB checked.

- complete Pc installation service - upgrades, servicing & repairs, - Wired & Wireless networking - virus/spyware/trojan removal - data transfer & rescue - home tuition - independent advice

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

howard caine conservatories tel/Fax: 01732 321050 mobile: 07798 867393 or 07796 945775 20 years experience - overhauls - Windows - refurbishments - Porches - minor repairs - doors 10yr guarantee - insurance backed Fully registered with Fensa customer references available. (see colour ad on page 23)

comPuter suPPort

curtain maKer

apc manpower tel: 01732 824511 mobile: 07867771078

champ computer services tel: 01732 843659 mobile: 07887 566948 the local Pc experts for: -Pc health/security checks -Wireless & wired networking -virus & spyware removal/protection -complete Pc installation & upgrades -no fix - no fee! (see colour ad on page 19)

decorators c p improvements Paddock Wood tel: 01892 838991 mobile: 07775 771390 contact: charlie Payne For all your decorating needs. Painting - interior and exterior. Wall papering. tiling - Floor and wall. general all round handyman. gardening. Free estimates. Fully insured.


louise Jackson’s curtains

virus & adware specialist if you think you are infected give us a call. -dead Pc/ not starting -slow or unresponsive -Wireless & internet setup -virus & spyware removal


g J services mobile: 07764 684495 contact: guy Williams Painting decorating general maintenance Wall papering tiling Free estimates

mark howland tonbridge

tel: 01622 719079

tel: 01732 359550 mobile: 07818 404225

made to measure curtains, all soft furnishings & accessories, valences, pelmets, swags & tails. all blinds venetian, roman, roller and vertical.

general Property maintenance. interior and exterior painting, decorating and repairs. Patios and general hard landscaping. From a leaking tap and tiling to full kitchen and bathroom installation. Free estimates.

Free design & measuring service.

decorators andrew baxter Paddock Wood

plh decorating

tel: 01892 459818 contact: andrew Baxter

tel: 01732 773414 contact: Paul hine

Professional and reliable service at reasonable prices. interior and exterior work undertaken. call now for a free estimate.

interior - exterior Painting and decorating general maintenance Free “no obligation” quotes

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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/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 association with Kent lighting ltd 193 hi st,tonbridge

decorators rathbone decorating services tel: 01622 721491 mobile: 07753 487796 Painting and decorating. interior and exterior. Wallpapering and coving. Free estimates. Friendly personal services. special rates for pensioners. s h decorators and maintenance services tel: 01732 838332 mobile: 07979 798574 contact: sean o’Brien Painting, decorating and tiling. Friendly reliable service. Quality work and fully insured. 20 years experience. Free estimates available.

douBle glaZing apollo trade windows 539 loose road maidstone Kent me15 9uQ


education Quintain tutoring tel: 01732 845177 contact: Principal mrs K Frankling Bsc(hons), Pgce tutoring for ages 5-15, any subject, giving your child the confidence and understanding that they need, whilst making learning fun. sats, Key stages 1,2 and 3, 11 Plus, common entrance. our tutors are all qualified teachers and crB checked at the higher level.


(see colour ad on page 3)

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.

trade glaze units 8&9 Kilnbridge Works lower road, east Farleigh maidstone Kent me15 0hd

JVa electrical 2 the Barn, lomer Farm Wrotham road, meopham Kent da13 0an

tel: 01622 744411 Fax: 01622 744141 Windows, doors & conservatories “nobody does it better”

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)

tel: 01474 814455 Fax: 01474 814794 over 30 years experience. From domestic to large industrial contracts. (see colour ad on page 20) don’t forget to mention the local oracle

pgs electrical tel: 01732 871235 mobile: 07828 977562 inspecting & testing, new installations Fault finding and rewires extra sockets/lighting exterior lighting Fully qualified, clean and tidy, all installations inspected, tested and certified to 17th edition wiring regulations. Free quotations. (see colour ad on page 21)

rJg electrical tel: 01732 850706 mobile: 07968 547699 contact: rob email: "no shocking Prices" 22 Years experience. all work undertaken. Fully insured. no job too big or too small. call rob for free and friendly advice.

s F electrical mobile: 07793 557814 contact: steve experienced and qualified electrician. all electrical work undertaken including tv/aerial installations. available weekends and evenings. Please phone for free estimates.





garden design

gas & heating sPecialists

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, railings, barriers, on site welding; landscaping, block paving, patios, decking, pergolas. Family run business. Free quotes. over 19 yrs experience.

elaine tunbridge garden design & maintenance east Peckham tel: 07778 580629 gardens, borders, planters designed. Part or full gardens. ideas? holiday cover? unsure? Budget or Pay as You go fees negotiated. any garden maintenance considered. Qualified and experienced. Free consultation. Portfolio & references.

garden landscaPing

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

garage services east peckham mot, service & tyre centre ltd unit 13 Branbridges industrial estate, Branbridges road, east Peckham tn12 5hF tel: 01622 873279 all makes serviced and repaired. mot class 4, 5 and 7 cars, vans and light commercial. (see colour ad on page 19)

checkley landscapes tel: 01732 351044 mobile: 07980 821795 contact: eddie checkley For all your installations and complete garden designs. Patios, driveways, retaining walls in timber or brickwork, steps, decking, all types of fencing, planting designs. no job too small. Free Quotations.

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

gas & heating sPecialists apollo plumbing tel: 01892 833405 mobile: 07886 306556 gas safe registered. all gas and plumbing work undertaken. Boiler replacement and servicing, cylinder and pump exchanges, heating system power flushing. Kitchen and bathroom full installation. emergency call out. Free estimates. all areas covered. don’t forget to mention the local oracle

geoff hooker gas & heating specialist tel/Fax: 01892 823420 contact: geoff hooker gas safe gas engineer for boiler services/breakdowns and landlords certificates.

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 and insured.

granite WorKtoPs henderstone West malling tel/fax: 01622 747040 mobile: 07809 827635 contact: ryan henderson Beautiful granite work tops. Professionally installed at affordable prices. also natural wall and floor coverings. Free site survey. (see colour ad on page 20)

hairdressing bladerunners hairdressing 43 hastings road Pembury Kent tn24PB tel: 01892 824420 all staff vidal sassoon trained Wella master colour award see our website for special offers on Keratin complex smoothing therapy cloud nine hair straighteners 20% cut and colour offer (See Colour Ad On Page 19)

h-i hairdressing love hair the vicarage, Bush rd, east Peckham, tn12 5ll tel: 01622 870245 contact: anita specialising in the lastest colour, re-styling, and Body Wax. any age to any style contact for more information.

handYman darrel piper tonbridge tel: 01732 357930 mobile: 07902 897468 Friendly and reliable handyman. For all household repairs, plumbing and all aspects of interior and exterior property maintenance.



ironing services


iron maids Flexible and Fabulous tel: 01622 870111 Full ironing and laundry service Free Pick up and delivery 2 day service affordable dry cleaning guaranteed and insured smoke and Pet Free environment shirts £1.25 Bedding from £1.60 laundry £3.70 per Kilo trY us, You'll love us! tina's ironing

mobile: 07867 521771 contact: ray smith Patios, garden Walls, re-Pointing, interior and exterior Painting. general maintenance. call for a free quote.

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

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 36,000 leaflets each month in the area of your choice. call to book your space.

loFt ladders loft ladders

tel: 01732 872619 mobile: 07891 695908

tel: 01732 840744 (evening) mobile: 07751 256725 (day) contact: michael

Free collection and delivery service. 95p per shirt and £2.50 per kilo. Flexible working to suit your needs. discount for your first use when quoting the local oracle.

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.

(see colour ad on page 22)

Kitchens ray’s small works Unit hadlow

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oven cleaners

burnhill kitchens ltd tel: 01732 373517 contact: lynsey Free design & Quotation service on all Kitchens. Full Project management service inc building works. For a free introductory Pack on some of our ranges, appliances (main distributor for all brands) and services offered including customer testimonials, please call lynsey. (see colour ad on page 18)

oven angels

kitchen Flair 169 tonbridge road, maidstone Kent me16 8na

oven hero

tel: 01622 729855 award winning family run business. replacement doors & Worktops. additional units. Kitchen makeover of your dreams. Full kitchens also available. excellent quality and craftmanship. (see colour ad on page 21) don’t forget to mention the local oracle

tel: 01892 514552 mobile: 07901 857608 Female oven cleaning team using environmentally approved bio degradable, eco friendly products. now in their 11th year. Prices from £40. Fully insured. as written in the evening standard & daily telegraph.

tel: 01622 753300 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!



oven cleaners


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

Paving r g stevens paving tel: 01732 841398 mobile: 07837 097594 contact: rob all types of paving undertaken. Plant hire. call for a free quotation. (see colour ad on page 22)

Pet services han’s pet services tel: 01622 872318 mobile: 07757 629396 dog Walking Pet Boarding Pet sitting Feeding and cleaning out east Peckham & surrounding areas. all services tailored to your needs call for full details and prices Public liability insurance.


dps plastering tonbridge

king & country plumbing services

tel: 01732 369850 mobile: 07852 315007 contact: clive doughty

tel: 01732 590228 or 01892 822721 mobile: 07939 667871 24hr emergency call out. oil Boiler servicing & installations Full bathroom & shower installations. drains & blockages cleared. Pumps & valves. radiators & pipes emersion heaters, leaking taps & burst pipes. Free estimates & honest advice. specialists in bathroom fitting.

For all your plastering needs. - re-skims - new ceilings - repair work etc. We provide a prompt, reliable, local service and are fully insured.




bob’s plumbing & tiling mobile: 07811 815193 or 07989 562864 Wall & floor tiling specialist. ceramic - stone - slate - mosaic. no job too big or small. From a leaking tap to a full bathroom. Wras/energy efficiency. reliable friendly service. Bathrooms - Kitchens - Wetrooms. (in association with a female plumber for the complete job. carol’s plumbing tel: 01892 665686 mobile: 07811 815193 all aspects of plumbing and heating undertaken. no call out charge. Fully insured oFtec oil heating aqualisa trained member of iPhe energy efficiency Wras approved reliable female plumber

James plumbing & heating tel: 01732 842143 mobile: 07739 183427 offers a professional, reliable and friendly service. Whether it’s a tap washer, brand new bathroom suite or a complete heating system, you can rely on us to offer you a great Plumbing experience. don’t forget to mention the local oracle

wde bathrooms & kitchens tel/Fax: 01732 872333. mobile: 07802 202666 contact: Warren edwards Beautiful Bathrooms created by team of professional tradesmen. all city and guilds trained. supply and fit or fit only service. all tiling - inc. natural stone plus normal plumbing services. Work guaranteed and fully insured.

PuBlic house/restaurant the rose & crown pub restaurant/bed & breakfast 87 carpenters lane, hadlow Kent, tn11 oer tel: 01732 850242 mobile: 07882 642833 Beer garden, open fire place. live music once a month. Big screen tv - live sport Quiz night last sunday of the month. Food all day everyday. rooms: twin £50 and single £40. 50% discount for oaPs (mon-Fri 11-3pm) outside catering from £3 per head

rooFing aquaguard roofing unit 3, drayton road, tonbridge tel: 01732 370424 specialists in roofing works. upvc fascias, gutters, tiling/slate works chimney flashing / repointing high performance elastomeric felts & dryseal Fibreglass systems up to 25yrs guarantee FmB & corc registered


V-w volunteers Wanted

s-w solicitors

hospice in the weald tel: 01892 820527 contact: Philippa if you would like to join a new volunteers list aimed at younger/active roles, please do contact us. You would not have to commit to anything regular but would be oK with getting phone calls to see if you can help out occasionally.

WasP control

kaslers solicitors llp tel: 0845 270 2511 mobile: 07900 195 195 • residential and commercial - Property • Business and employment • Family and matrimonial • media contracts and licensing • road traffic accident claims • Wills and Probate

tree surgeon acacia tree and garden care tel: 01732 845104 mobile: 07812 344740 (24 hrs) contact: chris coombs nPtc Qualified tree surgeons Fully insured Free written quotations all tree work undertaken-big or small gardening, mowing, fencing, hedges and garden clear ups local resident - on call 24 hours

waspzzz tel: 01892 832998 (evening) mobile: 07889 372890 (day)

Wasp nests destroyed. same day service. For immediate effective response.

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)

w WindoWs howard caine conservatories tel/Fax: 01732 321050 mobile: 07798 867393 or 07796 945775 20 years experience - overhauls - Windows - refurbishments - Porches 10yr guarantee - insurance backed Fully registered with Fensa customer references available. (see colour ad on page 23) keith bunyon tel: 01732 357376 mobile: 07885 644373 consultant with 26 years experience. Windows, doors, conservatories & Porches. roofline - Fascias, cladding, bargeboards and gutters. specialist repairs & refurbishments. ggF and Fensa registered. all guarantees underwritten. deposits Fully Protected. Free Quotations & Professional advice.

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paddock wood stUdent serVices earn up to £162 per week hosting French students. monday to Friday; out all day; paddock wood pick up point call paddock wood student services on 01797 227775 tonbridge centre 01732 359258 don’t forget to mention the local oracle

UseFUl local phone nUmbers age concern 5 Bradford street, tonbridge chUrches new life church, hugh christie technology college, White cottage road, tonbridge st andrews church, maidstone road, Paddock Wood st Peter and st Paul, tonbridge Paddock Wood Baptist church st Justus and st anselm roman catholic church citiZens adVice bUreaUX Wesley centre, commercial road, Paddock Wood 3-4 river Walk, tonbridge coUncil tonbridge & malling Borough council doctors church house surgery, church lane, tonbridge dr Jutting & Ptns, 9 higham lane, tonbridge dunorlan medical group, 64 Pembury road, tonbridge east Peckham surgery, the Pound, east Peckham medical centre, hadlow old school, school lane, hadlow trenchwood medical centre, 264 shipbourne rd, tonbridge Warders medical centre, 47 east street, tonbridge Woodlands health centre, allington road, Paddock Wood hospitals Kent & sussex (a&e) maidstone (a&e) Pembury local halls 6 in 1 club, tonbridge delarue hall, delarue close, tonbridge Five oak green united church hall, Badsell road – sandra Forsyth hall, Bradford street, tonbridge (Part of age concern) goldsmid hall, tudely lane, tonbridge hadlow village hall, hadlow - matfield village hall - Bev holmans st andrews church, maidstone rd, Paddock Wood – elizabeth st Philips, salisbury road, tonbridge – Keith Bourne pharmacies Boots, 9-13 high street, tonbridge clarke & coleman, 140 high street, tonbridge Field Pharmacy, 11 old road, east Peckham g currie, 4 York Parade, shipbourne road, tonbridge gosrani, 11 martin hardie Way, tonbridge hadlow Pharmacy, the square, hadlow Paddock Wood Pharmacy, 12 commercial road, Paddock Wood Quarry hill Pharmacy, 25 Quarry hill road, tonbridge police samaritans schools cage green Primary school, cage green rd, tonbridge capel community Primary school, Five oak green rd, east Peckham Primary school, 130 Pound road longmead school, Waveney road, tonbridge Paddock Wood Primary school, old Kent rd, Paddock Wood st margarets clitherow catholic Primary, trench rd, tonbridge st stephens Primary school, royal rise, tonbridge slade Primary school, the slade, tonbridge Woodlands infant school, higham school rd, tonbridge Woodlands Junior school, hunt road, tonbridge don’t forget to mention the local oracle

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9.30-12 Bumble Bee Parent and toddler goup at hadlow old school hall. contact lorraine 01732 851156 9.45-11.15am little Pickles for mums/carers & toddlers. Winter hall, st andrew's church PW. 01892 837617 10-11.30 am Yoga in east Peckham. Please call caroline on 01622 873 380 for more details. 2nd mon in month. 1.30pm raF assoc. meet at crabb hall, christ church, hi st. tW. info. 01892 526725 6-7.15pm Body control Pilates in mereworth. contact lisa 07512 932415 1st monday 7-9.30pm good companions club for elderly at rBl, Priory rd, tonbridge. Jan 01732 355676 7.15pm/7.30pm start. tonbridge Bridge club @ Fisher hall, lyons crescent 01892 833278 or 01732 355919 2nd monday. British army association meets at drill hall st. Johns rd. tunbridge Wells 01892 537385 2nd monday 7.30pm PW royal naval assoc. at PW club, behind the masonic hall. John Baker 01892 526850 7.45pm Pilates at capel community centre. chloe 01892 838020 2nd monday PW& district lions club at the gun and spitroast in horsmonden at 8pm. call 0845 833 9564 8-9.30pm Yoga in laddingford.Please call caroline on 01622 873 380 for more details. 9-11.00am hildenborough Farmers' market, st John's church centre, hildenborough 9.15-10.15am Pilates at goldsmith hall, tudeley. chloe 01892 838021 10.30am-3.30pm christians caring disability club - contact eileen 01732 351612 2.15-4.15pm grapevine at st Philip's church, salisbury rd, tonbridge. drop in. contact liz on 01732 353048 5.15pm and 6.45pm slimming World, st andrews church, maidstone road, PW tel 01892 835877 7 - 8pm seniors football training at elm tree ground, contact John 01892 833960 10.45am Body control Pilates in detling (osteoporosis class). contact lisa 07512 932415 11am-1pm (4th Wed) tonbridge stroke club at methodist church, higham lane, robert sawyer 01732 365475 7.30-9.30pm PW spiritual group at dowding hse, commercial rd, all welcome call Paul 01892 838818 Wed’s 1st/3rd Weds. tonbridge camcorder club at Baptist church darenth ave, ton. tony 01892 863271 7.30 - 8.30pm ladies football training at elm tree ground, contact stef 07752 705286 7.45 to 9pm - dance Fitness class - P W Primary school contact gilly on 01892 836079 or 786248 7-9pm angel indoor Bowls club open evenings. Free entry. all ages welcome. avenue du Puy 9-11am shipbourne Farmers' market in st. giles' church, shipbourne. 9.30 & 10.45am Body control Pilates in aylesford. contact lisa 07512 932415 10.30am-3.30pm christians caring disability club. contact glen 01732 368824 (2nd thur) 12.30-2 pm Friends together Bereavement group at mervin hall, st andrew's church PW. 01892 833662 1.15-2.45pm totstime at east Peckham village hall. £2 per family. details from Karen 01622 873489 2-4pm (3rd thurs) Kent active retirement Fellowship, tonbridge Baptist church hall, darenth ave. 01732 366262 3:45-4:30pm Brazilian soccer schools children (5-7) Putlands centre 07525 760123 4:30-5:30pm Brazilian soccer schools children (8-12) (as above) 07525760123 6-7.15pm Body control Pilates in mereworth. contact lisa 07512 932415 7.30pm 4th thursday of the month. PW Flower club at day centre, commercial rd. maureen 01892 832576 3rd thurs 8pm PW historic society at the day centre, commercial road, PW. doreen 01892 833135 (1st thurs of month) 7.45pm PW Wi at day centre, commercial road. contact ann 01892 838521 8.30-11am tonbridge Friday market at lamberts Yard selling local produce. details mrs Pilcher 01732 845295 1st sat 9am-12noon tonbridge lions clubs Paper store - newspaper only. little Peppyns Farm, higham lane 9.30-11am PWFc 5 - 16 yrs, boys & girls football training st andrews field, contact John 01892 833960 10 -11.30 PW Panthers, disability football for all in mascalls sports hall, contact John 01892 833960 11am-3pm (1st sun of month) Free Plant doctor service at Broadview gardens, hadlow college.

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10am - 5pm autorama 2010 – classic vehicle & steam show & Family Fun Weekend at dunorlan Park events Field, tn2 4ua contact: 01892 835892 Prices: adult £4, children £1 22nd year, 400+ vehicles & attractions for all the family. musical entertainment - east Peckham silver Band & high Weald ridge Band, bounce in a giant limo, ride on a steam engine. children’s fun fair & stalls. saturday: dog show; sunday: Parade of vehicles around tunbridge Wells, children’s fancy dress or vehicle & occupant competition & awards ceremony for best vehicles in class Freefall abseiling for charity at Bewl Water. see 1/4 page advert for details on Page 18. 7.15pm at matfield vh, matfield. PW Flower club with demonstration by sophie Beaney. contact maureen howard for details on 01892 832576. 7.30pm for 7.45pm northtonbridge Flower arrangers meeting at the medway hall, angel centre, tonbridge. traditional workshop led by Jenny nye. visitors very welcome £4. Please phone 01732 350335 for further information midday Fete @ rose & crown, carpenters lane, hadlow in aid of help the heros. For stalls or info call lillian on 01732 850242 2-5pm Positive ageing’s "Brent event" at tonbridge guides hQ, the Brent, off darenth road. cream teas & Books, crafts, Plants, cakes, Bric a Brac & Bottle stalls + tombola + raffle. tickets at door 50p. all welcome. Proceeds to Positive ageing and tonbridge guides hQ. contact: alma Bartels 01732 351985. charity cricket match at the rose & crown, hadlow. call lillian on 01732 850242 for info. 10am-5pm marle Place gardens & gallery, Brenchley, nr tonbridge, Kent. 100 contemporary sculptures on view and for sale at the seventh annual sculpture show, within the beautiful and tranquil marle Place gardens. notes for editors

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