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Oracle the local

Month 79: August 2011

Distribution 11,500 homes & businesses

YouR MonthLY guide to LocaL seRvices in and aRound

Photo by Robert Lucas of West Malling

paddock wood, tonbridge, hadlow east peckham, FiVe oak green, matField and southborough


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Dear Readers As always we have some new and exciting advertisers with us this month so plenty to keep you occupied and give you some ideas on projects for the home, garden or yourself.

andy Jones

We wish you all a great Summer and hope the sun shines wherever you are.

1968 - 2011

Anna & Jane

r.i.p.

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

Andy passed away in July leaving family and friends who will miss him dearly.

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

We would like to pay tribute to Andy as when we set up the local Oracle in 2004, it was Andy who designed our logo and set up the format of our directory which has now become a recognised brand of which we are grateful.

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

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

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Andy was a close friend of Anna’s brother Jamie. They met at The London College of Print and remained friends for many years, working with each other, travelling abroad and socialising. His funeral is being held at 11am on the 10th August at the Vinters Park Crematorium and if you knew him, you will be welcome to attend. Rest in Peace Andy; you will be missed.

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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.

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

are you a local charity group? do you know a local person that deser ves some recognition for services to our local community? 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, addington, birling, east malling, halling, holborough, larkfield, leybourne, mereworth, offham, ryarsh, snodland, trottiscliffe & wateringbury 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 4

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accountants aerials architect artist Blinds Building services Business opportunity car sales carpentry carpet cleaning carpet suppliers carpets & Blinds charity events chiropractor community care computer support conservatories curtain Maker decorators double glazing education* electricians extra income Farmer’s Market Fencing garage doors garden design

garden Maintenance gas & electric savings gas & heating specialists handyman Leaflet distribution Loft Ladders osteopath oven cleaners Paving Plasterers plumber* Podiatry Property Maintenance Roofing Rubbish clearance soul Music Magazine tree surgeon tutoring* Web design Wedding car hire Windows useFul numbers eVents colour ads * indicates new advertiser

cut off date for september 2011 is 25 august 2011 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 other issue in: barming ditton allington aYlesFord Jane - 01732 521494 anna - 01732 844246 the local oracle po boX 314 west malling me19 6wn info@thelocaloracle.co.uk www.thelocaloracle.co.uk

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


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taxassist accountants tel: 0845 5212241 Mobile: 07808 896292 contact: gary Richards garyrichards@taxassist.co.uk www.taxassist.co.uk/garyrichards 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)

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the aerial man tel: 01892 834334 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 19)

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)

aRchitectuRaL design km creations tel: 01732 862911 Mobile: 07903356558 Kirsty@kmcreations.co.uk www.kmcreations.co.uk drawings and services for planning applications. - extensions - Loft conversions - new Build - space planning and 3d FRee site visit/design consultation and quote. (see colour ad on page 21)

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BuiLding seRvices dr construction tel: 01732 365944 Mobile: 07768 213534 contact: duncan Rapley all building and landscaping works including: Kitchens, bathrooms, extensions, refurbishments, drives, patios, fencing and much more. all scope of work undertaken. Free estimates Please call with your enquiries. (see colour ad on page 21) entire home

christopher marshall Luddesdowne nr Meopham

tel: 07957 266112 info@entirehome.co.uk

tel/Fax: 01474 813434 contact: christopher Marshall

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 21)

info@christopher-marshall.co.uk www.christopher-marshall.co.uk

Pencil portraits from photographs and classic motorcycle prints. (see colour ad on page 20)

to adVertise here call 01732 844246 01732 521494 or email info@thelocaloracle.co.uk don’t forget to mention the local oracle

hpr limited tel: 01622 299676 Mobile: 07721 365630 www.hprenovations.co.uk extensions. garage conversions. Renovations. general Building. Kitchens and Bathrooms. Plastering. Reliable and professional service. (see colour ad on page 21)


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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. (see colour ad on page 20)

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tel: 01892 730265 Mobile: 07914 800599 sales@qrconstruction.co.uk www.qrconstruction.co.uk 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 23)

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saab city

tel: 01892 838668 Mobile: 07887 948430 contact: Richard Blackman blackman1@btinternet.com

tel: 0207 480 7540 www.saabcity.com

Roofing, guttering, Pvc fascias & soffits. interior and exterior painting. Patios & driveways, landscaping and conservatories.

Fantastic offers across the range with new saab convertibles from £299 per month.

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.

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Limited availability.

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. don’t forget to mention the local oracle

norris carpentry tel: 01732 352363 Mobile: 07795 677791 contact: stuart norriscarpentry@sky.com 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.

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.

caRPet cLeaning castle cleaning tel: 01732 400148 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

caRPet suPPLieRs g m bishop tel: 01732 820321 Mobile: 07973 459022 contact: gerald Bishop offers a high quality fitted carpet and vinyl service and fitting. Penthouse, Westex, Rylux etc. Wood floors, skirting & architraves. over 28 years experience. Free sampling and quotes at your convenience.


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apc manpower computer services

www.hospiceintheweald.org.uk

tel: 01732 824511 Mob: 07867771078 service@pcmanpower.co.uk

Mobile: 07785 261325 contact: Rob

sunday 18 september tunbridge Wells 10K and 1K Fun Run

carpets and Blinds. Long established family business. We will always beat any quote like for like.

Wednesday 21 september Pamper evening

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chYps nettlestead Place Me18 5ha open gardens sunday 11 september 2-5pm £5, children Free. special attractions. (see colour ad on page 18)

chiropractic clinic 64 commercial Road Paddock Wood tel: 01892 834422 www.pw-chiropractic.co.uk dr Mandy Lock B.sc (doctor of chiropractic) dr Kris Krumins B.sc (doctor of chiropractic) state Registered chiropractors Bca/ gcc X-ray on site.

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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 champ computer services tel: 01732 843659 Mobile: 07887 566948 info@champcomputers.co.uk www.champcomputers.co.uk 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 20)

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unity care solutions ltd

J h Flint consultancy

www.tonbridgelions.co.uk

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)

Mobile: 07904 047558 contact: Julian Flint julesshed2@tiscali.co.uk

diabetes testing horse show - Matfield tonbridge half Marathon (see colour ads on page 18)

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

recommend a new tradesperson/business we will give you a £5 m&s voucher when you introduce a new advertiser to the local oracle and they advertise for a minimum of 3 months. email or call with to claim. don’t forget to mention the local oracle


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pw computer solutions tel: 01892 836374 Mobile: 07940 829206 info@pwc-solutions.co.uk www.pwc-solutions.co.uk computer problems? We carry out computer health checks, virus removals, upgrades, broadband set ups and much more. call us for a free assessment. sYsk computer services tel: 01732 773805 Mobile: 07881 836567 info@sysk.co.uk www.sysk.co.uk Whatever your requirements, we can help. small Business server specialist; networking, anti-virus & remote access solutions. server & Pc maintenance in the office & at home. iPhone & Blackberry integration. From supply & installation to maintenance, we provide a fully comprehensive service. Microsoft certified, fully insured.

d-f decoRatoRs andrew baxter Paddock Wood tel: 01892 459818 contact: andrew Baxter Professional and reliable service at reasonable prices. interior and exterior work undertaken. call now for a free estimate.

conseRvatoRies howard caine conservatories tel/Fax: 01732 321050 Mobile: 07798 867393 or 07796 945775 howardcaine@Blueyonder.co.uk 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 16)

cuRtain MaKeR lJ curtains tel: 01622 719079 ljcurtains@btinternet.com www.ljcurtains.co.uk Made to measure curtains, all soft furnishings & accessories, valences, pelmets, swags & tails. all blinds venetian, roman, roller and vertical. FRee design & measuring service.

d-e pots of paint tel: 01732 824450 Mobile: 07967 985979 enquiries@potsofpaint.co.uk www.potsofpaint.co.uk Free no obligation quotations interior and exterior decorating Wall paper hanging Plastering services and tiling carpentry services general Maintenance (see colour ad on page 22) 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.

douBLe gLaZing g J services Mobile: 07764 684495 contact: guy Williams gjservices@btinternet.com Painting decorating general Maintenance Wall papering tiling Free estimates

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)

mark howland tonbridge tel: 01732 359550 Mobile: 07818 404225 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. don’t forget to mention the local oracle

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)


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k college Brook street, tonbridge Kent tn9 2PW tel: 0845 207 8220 www.kcollege.ac.uk all levels available. enrolling dates 10am-4pm From 30th august to 3rd september

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.

tonbridge Farmers market sovereign Way Long stay car Park tonbridge tn9 1Rg Mobile: 07876 685853 www.tonbridgefarmersmarket.co.uk sunday 14 august. 9.30am - 1.30pm over 50 stalls

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.

rJg electrical tel: 01732 850706 Mobile: 07968 547699 contact: Rob email: redrob@orange.net "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.

distributors wanted in southborough call Jane on 01732 521494

eXtRa incoMe paddock wood/tonbridge student services Paddock Wood/Kings hill tel: 01797 227775 tonbridge/hildenborough tel: 01732 359258 earn up to £165 per week hosting French students. Monday to Friday; out all day; Paddock Wood/tonbridge/hildenborough & Kings hill pick up points

g gaRage dooRs garage door associates showroom and head office 18 holborough Road, snodland tel: 01732 590085 www.garagedoorassociates.co.uk supply and install all makes and styles of garage door. Repairs and spares automation diY advice. awnings Recommended by Kent trading standards

gaRden design elaine tunbridge garden design & Maintenance east Peckham tel: 07778 580629 elaine.tunbridge@tiscali.co.uk 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. purple arbour – garden design tel: 01732 355205 Mobile: 07801 596726 contact: vanessa Foster-crouch vanessa@purplearbour.com www.purplearbour.com complete design & Landscaping service -designs and planting schemes -Ponds and water features -decking and Paving -tree surgery and clearance -trained horticulturalists Free consultations

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dreamscapes uk tel: 01622 816759 Mobile: 07411040492 contact: nicholas colyer dreamscapes.uk@live.co.uk inspired by you, created by us. Fully qualified in horticulture. supported by Princes trust business programme. up to £5m Public Liability insurance. all gardening work undertaken. (large or small) all aspects of hard and soft landscaping. Free consultations & estimates available.


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garden maintenance Freephone: 0800 511 8081 contact: Mark all garden work undertaken. Lawns, hedges, borders, decking, fencing and patios. Free estimates. Regular maintenance or just a tidy. no job too big or small. References available. city & guilds qualified. over 25 years experience.

gas & eLectRic savings 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. (see colour ad on page 22)

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.

samsian ltd tel: 01732 821951 contact: dan service@samsian.co.uk www.samsian.co.uk gas appliance, heating service & Repair. cookers, Fires, Boilers, Warm air, hot Water, Pumps, timers, Radiators etc. competitive, Local & Reliable

warm & dry tel: 0845 6443678 Mobile: 07918 743757 contact: scott Reynolds office@warmanddryuk.com www.warmanddryuk.com We are local specialists providing all plumbing services. Respectful, tidy engineers. gas safe registered and fully insured. Free quotations.

wicks gas tel: 01732 883544 Mobile: 07748 780811 contact: gerald Wicks wicksgas@btinternet.com service, repair & installation of central heating, boilers, cookers, fires, warm air units. Power flushing, plumbing, landlord certificates, free advice/quotation. gas safe registered and insured.

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handYMan 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.

LeaFLets 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 36,500 leaflets each month in the area of your choice. call to book your space. (see colour ad on page 22)

LoFt LaddeRs loft ladders tel: 01732 840744 (evening) Mobile: 07751 256725 (day) 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.

the local oracle will be increasing distribution to southborough in august 2011 don’t forget to mention the local oracle


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r g stevens paving tel: 01732 841398 Mobile: 07837 097594 contact: Rob rgspaving@aol.com all types of paving undertaken. Plant hire. call for a free quotation. (see colour ad on page 23)

osteoPath carol michie d.o. 3 clavadel Road, Paddock Wood Kent tn12 6eW tel: 01892 836089 gosc/Boa Registered osteopath with 25 years of experience. 8.30am, daytime and weekend appointments available. Free local parking.

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PLasteReRs dps plastering tonbridge tel: 01732 369850 Mobile: 07852 315007 contact: clive doughty enquiries@dps-plastering.co.uk For all your plastering needs. - Re-skims - new ceilings - Repair work etc. We provide a prompt, reliable, local service and are fully insured.

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david wilson plumbing Paddock Wood tel: 01892 778361 www.davidwilsonplumbing.com any job big or small david Wilson does them all. 24/7 no call out or hidden charges

PodiatRY active podiatry Paddock Wood chiropractic clinic 64 commercial Rd, Paddock Wood tel: 01892 834422 Mobile: 07970 097883 contact: tim veysey-smith Msc. dr. Biomechanics. Mchs podiatry@aspringinyourstep.co.uk www.activepodiatry.co.uk Registered with the health Professional council. sports and general Podiatry. sports Massage therapy.

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ashted interiors ltd

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

tel: 01732 365095 Mobile: 07742 505799 contact: andy info@longmeadplastering.co.uk www.longmeadplastering.co.uk

tel: 01622 729944 Mobile: 07778 317526 07958 466310

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 wizards tel: 0800 849 7419 Mobile: 07751 833305 www.ovenwizards.com Your oven, hob and extractor will sparkle like new! our non-toxic process uses in-van cleaning tanks, no caustics in your home, makes no smell or mess, leaves your oven gleaming and ready to use straightaway. Prices from £39. established in 2006, used and trusted by 1000's of local clients. take a look at our website to see reviews from local customers.

For all your plastering needs: Plastering, Rendering, screeding, dry lining. call for free quote and advice.

Property Maintenance. office & home improvements. For offices & industrial areas. Public Liability Registered company. (see colour ad on page 20)

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aquaguard roofing unit 3, drayton Road, tonbridge tel: 01732 370424 clive@aquaguard.co.uk www.aquaguardroofing.co.uk specialists in roofing works. upvc fascias, gutters, tiling/slate works chimney flashing / Repointing high performance elastomeric felts & dryseal Fibreglass systems up to 20yrs guarantee coRc Registered


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t-w tRee suRgeon acacia tree and garden care tel: 01732 845104 Mobile: 07812 344740 (24 hrs) contact: chris coombs acacia.trees@btinternet.com www.acaciatreecare.co.uk nPtc Qualified tree surgeons. Fully insured. Free written quotations. all tree work undertaken-big or small. gardening, mowing, fencing, hedges and garden clear ups. all landscaping undertaken. Local resident - on call 24 hours

w WindoWs apollo trade windows 539 Loose Road Maidstone Kent Me15 9uQ tel: 01622 744411 Fax: 01622 744141 mail@apollotradewindows.co.uk www.apollotradewindows.co.uk Windows, doors & conservatories “nobody does it better” (see colour ad on page 3)

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to adVertise here call 01732 844246 01732 521494 or email info@thelocaloracle.co.uk

Jo bell tutoring tel: 01732 361041 contact: Jo Bell jo@jobell.co.uk www.jobell.co.uk specialist tuition by qualified teacher; 30 years experience. - 11+ tutoring with over 90% pass --rate. - entrance exams, many gaining ssscholarships. - gcse maths to a*

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webexpand tel: 01732 842454 info@webexpand.co.uk www.webexpand.co.uk new office is West Malling. Free google survey. e-commerce/online shops. Personal service. (see colour ad on page 17)

souL Music the soul survivor magazine tel: 01732 844246 info@thesoulsurvivors.co.uk www.thesoulsurvivors.co.uk 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)

Wedding caR hiRe Vintage car hire tel: John 01892 835344 (evening) 07946 553334 Mick 01892 549929 07791 204756 austin ascot 1935 vintage car to convey you on your special day. chauffeur resplendent in suit & hat. call for personal, friendly service. don’t forget to mention the local oracle

howard caine conservatories tel/Fax: 01732 321050 Mobile: 07798 867393 or 07796 945775 howardcaine@Blueyonder.co.uk 20 years experience - overhauls - Windows - Refurbishments - Porches 10yr guarantee - insurance backed Fully registered with Fensa customer References available. (see colour ad on page 16)

keith bunyon tel: 01732 357376 Mobile: 07885 644373 kjjbunyon@aol.com consultant with 27 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.

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 ad on back page)


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 tonbridge Methodist church, higham Lane 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 - keithandmalnick@yahoo.co.uk Matfield village hall - Bev holmans Paddock Wood Function hall, Maidstone Road - ian st andrews church, Maidstone Rd, Paddock Wood – elizabeth st Philips, salisbury Road, tonbridge – Keith Bourne tonbridge Methodist church, higham Lane 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

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Winter hall, st andrew's church PW. 01892 837617 Mondays 9.30-10.30am Yoga in PW. call caroline on 01622 873 380 or laddingford@btinternet.com Mondays 2nd Mon in month. 1.30pm RaF assoc. meet at crabb hall, christ church, hi st. tW. info. 01892 526725 Mondays 6-7.15pm Body control Pilates in Mereworth. contact Lisa 07512 932415 Mondays 1st Monday 7-9.30pm good companions club for elderly at RBL, Priory Rd, tonbridge. Jan 01732 355676 Mondays 2nd Monday. British army association meets at drill hall st. Johns Rd. tunbridge Wells 01892 537385 Mondays 2nd Monday 7.30pm PW Royal naval assoc. at PW club, behind the Masonic hall. John Baker 01892 526850 Mondays 7.45pm Pilates at capel community centre. chloe 01892 838020 Mondays 2nd Monday PW& district Lions club at the gun and spitroast in horsmonden at 8pm. call 0845 833 9564 Mondays 7.15pm/7.30pm start Bridge club @ the Langley hotel, London Road 01892 833278 or 01732 355919. Mondays 8-9.30pm Yoga in Laddingford. Please call caroline on 01622 873 380 for more details. tuesdays 9-11.00am hildenborough Farmers' Market, st John's church centre, hildenborough tuesdays 9.15-10.15am Pilates at goldsmith hall, tudeley. chloe 01892 838021 tuesdays 9.30-10.30am Zumba with nikki at east Peckham sports hall. 07595458272 tuesdays 10.30am-3.30pm christians caring disability club - contact eileen 01732 351612 tuesdays 2.15-4.15pm grapevine at st Philip's church, salisbury Rd, tonbridge. drop in. contact Liz on 01732 353048 tuesdays 5.15pm and 6.45pm slimming World, st andrews church, Maidstone Road, PW tel 01892 835877 tuesdays 7 - 8pm seniors football training at elm tree ground, contact John 01892 833960 tuesdays 7.30-9pm 17th tonbridge scout & guide Band practices at hayesbrook school, Brook st. bandmaster@17th.org.uk tuesdays 8-9pm dance impact aerobics with body focus exercises at east Peckham Methodist church 07981 831745 tuesdays 8-9pm Kettlebell fitness class at the teen and twenty in tonbridge £5 per call tim dunn 01732 361578 Wed’s Folk dancing at tonbridge Rd Methodist church hall fortnightly. call 01622 761757 for details. Wed’s 10.30am-12.30pm (4th Wed) tonbridge stroke club at Weatherspoons, high street, tonbridge Wed’s 5-6pm Brazilian soccer schools children (5-7) Putlands centre 07525 760123 Wed’s 6-7pm Zumba with nikki at hillview school tonbridge. 07595458272 Wed’s 6-7pm Brazilian soccer schools children (8-11) (as above) 07525 760123 Wed’s 6.30pm tonbridge Baseball club training, all 18+, male/female welcome. info@tonbridgebaseball.com Wed’s 7.30-9.30pm PW spiritual group at the day centre, commercial Rd, all welcome call Paul 01892 838818 Wed’s 7.30-10pm 1st/3rd Weds. tonbridge camcorder club at Baptist church darenth ave, ton. tony 01892 863271 Wed’s 7.30 - 8.30pm Ladies football training at elm tree ground, contact stef 07752 705286 Wed’s 7.45 to 9pm - dance Fitness class - P W Primary school. contact gilly on 01892 836079 or 786248 1&3 Wed’s 7-9pm angel indoor Bowls club open evenings. Free entry. all ages welcome. avenue du Puy Wed’s sing & sign baby signing classes in tonbridge - call Katherine on 01342 836743 thursdays 9.30am and 7pm slimming World at tonbridge Methodist church. Jennie 01732 300789 thursdays 9-11am shipbourne Farmers' Market in st. giles' church, shipbourne. thursdays 10-11am over 60’s seated exercise class to music at Merryfield court tonbridge £3 Jean 07740 449043 thursdays 10.30am-3.30pm christians caring disability club. contact glen 01732 368824 thursdays (2nd thur) 12.30-2 pm Friends together Bereavement group at Mervin hall, st andrew's church PW. 01892 833662 thursdays 1.15-2.45pm totstime at east Peckham village hall. £2 per family. details from Karen 01622 873489 thursdays 2-4pm (3rd thurs) Kent active Retirement Fellowship, tonbridge Baptist church hall, darenth ave. 01732 366262 thursdays 6-7.15pm Body control Pilates in Mereworth. contact Lisa 07512 932415 thursdays 6.30-7.30pm Pilates classes in PW. call Felicity 01622 873432 for details. thursdays 7.30pm 4th thursday of the month. PW Flower club at day centre, commercial Rd. Maureen 01892 832576 thursdays 7.30-8.30pm Burn & crunch Medium energy burst & mat work at east Peckham Methodist church hall thursdays 8-9.00pm Yoga in PW. contact caroline on 01622 873380 or laddingford@btinternet.com thursdays 3rd thurs 8pm PW historic society at the day centre, commercial Road, Paddock Wood. thursdays (1st thurs of month) 7.45pm PW Wi at day centre, commercial Road. contact ann 01892 8385219. Fridays 9.30-10.30am Kettlebell fitness class at the teen and twenty in tonbridge. £5 per call tim dunn 01732 361578 Fridays 8.30-11am tonbridge Friday Market at Lamberts Yard selling local produce. details Mrs Pilcher 01732 845295 saturdays 1st sat 9am-12noon tonbridge Lions clubs Paper store - newspaper only. Little Peppyns Farm, higham Lane saturdays 9-11am 17th tonbridge scout & guide Band practices at hayesbrook school, Brook st. bandmaster@17th.org.uk saturdays 9.30-11am PWFc 5 - 16 yrs, boys & girls football training st andrews field, contact John 01892 833960 saturdays tonbridge general Market – in the station car park opposite Poundstretchers and sainsburys – free parking sundays 10 -11.30 PW Panthers, disability football for all in Mascalls sports hall, contact John 01892 833960 sundays 11am-3pm (1st sun of month) Free Plant doctor service at Broadview gardens, hadlow college. sundays 2-5pm short Mat Bowls at hildenborough village hall. Fun & light exercise. contact Michael on 01732 355509 thurs 25 august 7.30pm Paddock Wood Flower club demonstration at day centre, commercial Road, PW. £5 sat 10-11 sept 10-4pm (sun. 11am) craft exhibition plus sales table for "sense". tonbridge Parish church. entry free.

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