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Oracle the local

Month 83: December 2011

Distribution 11,500 homes & businesses

Your monthlY guide to local services in and around

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


News the local

Dear Readers Well Christmas is finally here so we wish you all a safe but merry time over the festive season. There are plenty of ideas here in the local Oracle for presents and services to use. Have a great time and we will be out again in January. Congratulations to Rebecca Ebner who won our Christmas drawing competition for the front page. We had a wonderful selection so it was very difficult to choose. Remember, you can see an up to date copy of the local Oracle on line. www.thelocaloracle.co.uk Anna & Jane

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

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

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

Events the local

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

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

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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 carpets & Blinds charity events cleaning community care computer support* conservatories curtain maker decorators double glazing dry cleaning* electricians extra income Fencing garage doors

garden landscapers garden maintenance gas & electric savings gas & heating specialists* handyman* ironing* leaflet distribution local hall locksmith loft ladders logs (Firewood) osteopath oven cleaners pilates* Plasterers plumbing* Printer pub/restaurant* roofing soul music magazine tree surgeon tutoring* Web design Wedding car hire Windows useFul numbers eVents colour ads * indicates new advertiser

cut off date for January 2012 is 19 december 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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a-b 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 neil@aukerhutton.co.uk 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. jadacca@hotmail.com Year end accounts, management accounts, business start ups, vat, personal and company tax returns. Fixed Fee.

taxassist accountants tel: 0845 5212241 or 01732 221960 contact: gary or tina richards garyrichards@taxassist.co.uk www.taxassist.co.uk/paddock wood 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 20)

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 21)

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)

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

tel: 01732 301019 mobile: 07900 647753 contact: luke Jeffrey localsolution@hotmail.co.uk - structural alterations/extensions. - Plastering, decorating and tiling. - interior/exterior maintenance. - electrical and plumbing works. - oddjobs - no job too small. a complete local solution. excellent references available. Please call for sound, free advise.


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tel: 01892 459971 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 22)

car sales r blackman general maintenance tel: 01892 838668 mobile: 07887 948430 contact: richard Blackman blackman1@btinternet.com roofing, guttering, Pvc fascias & soffits. interior and exterior painting. Patios & driveways, landscaping and conservatories.

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 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.

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saab city tel: 0207 480 7540 www.saabcity.com Fantastic Winter clearance offers across the range. snow tyres and auto socks now in stock. call for more details.

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.

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. don’t forget to mention the local oracle

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

carPets & Blinds rgw interiors mobile: 07785 261325 contact: rob carpets and Blinds. long established family business. We will always beat any quote like for like.

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cleaning neptune cleaning solutions tel: 0800 880 31 03 mobile: 0750 7977156 domestic & commercial cleaning office cleaning, Window & gutter cleaning, Wash room services driveway cleaning regular & one off cleans high level cleaning offices, shops, showrooms, schools, houses Free estimate & honest advice

communitY care unity care solutions ltd tel: 01732 529591 Fax: 01732 529697 www.unitycaresolutions.co.uk We are a kent based organisation providing nursing and homecare services to many areas across Kent and east sussex. Whether you require a couple of hours assistance or a full 24 hr service, we can arrange an individual package for you. (see colour ad on page 23)

comPuter suPPort apc manpower computer services tel: 01732 824511 mob: 07867771078 service@pcmanpower.co.uk virus & malware specialist if you think you`re inFected give us a call Pc not booting or Blank screen slow or unresponsive adsl setup/Wireless/router issues no FiX then no Fee

comPuter suPPort 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) heliocentrix computer support tel: 01732 373013 mobile: 07725 691518 John@heliocentrix.co.uk www.heliocentrix.co.uk “they simply understand” this is what we hear all the time when we provide genuine solutions for our clients. no matter the problem we will get to the bottom of it. Free diagnosis & quotation.

J h Flint consultancy mobile: 07904 047558 contact: Julian Flint julesshed2@tiscali.co.uk - complete Pc installation service - upgrades, servicing & repairs, - Wired & Wireless networking - virus/spyware/trojan removal - data transfer & rescue - home tuition - independent advice

c comPuter suPPort 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.

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 17)

DISTRIBUTORS WANTED CALL JANE 01732 521494 don’t forget to mention the local oracle


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lJ curtains

mark howland tonbridge

tel: 01622 719079 ljcurtains@btinternet.com www.ljcurtains.co.uk

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. Free design & measuring service.

d 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.

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.

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) don’t forget to mention the local oracle

d-e douBle glaZing 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)

drY cleaning tina's ironing & dry cleaning tel: 01732 872619 mobile: 07891 695908 dry cleaning. Free collection and delivery service. Flexible working to suit your needs. discount for your first use when quoting the local oracle. (see colour ad on page 16)

e-f 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.


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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.

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eXtra income paddock wood/tonbridge student services Paddock Wood/Kings hill tel: 01797 227775 tonbridge/hildenborough tel: 01732 359258 southborough/tunbridge Wells tel: 01892 549880 earn up to ÂŁ168 per week hosting French students. monday to Friday - out all day (see colour ad on page 22)

Fencing

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

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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.

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.

gas & heating sPecialists

checkley landscapes

cannon services (uk) ltd

tel: 01732 351044 mobile: 07980 821795 contact: eddie checkley ejcheckley@hotmail.co.uk

tel: 01732 424061 contact: nigel cook office@cannon-services.co.uk

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.

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.

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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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 local specialists providing all manner of heating and plumbing services. respectful, tidy engineers. gas safe & oFFtec registered. Fully insured. Free quotes

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.

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.

trend decorating repairs & maintenance tel: 01732 852253 mobile: 07754 155632 contact: nigel heyward household repairs & maintenance, wall & floor tiling, wood & laminate flooring, carpentry & general repairs. Painting & decorating and renovation work, including stone walls. call for a free estimate

ironing services tina's ironing & dry cleaning tel: 01732 872619 mobile: 07891 695908

l locKsmith lockwise contact: chris Wise mobile: 07712817172 www.lockwiseuk.com no call out charge. 24 hour emergency opening & repair. Free quotations insurance approved locks fitted uPvc specialist residential & Business Based in trottiscliffe. store this numBer in Your moBile For use in an emergencY!

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

Free collection and delivery service. 95p per shirt and ÂŁ2.50 per kilo. Flexible working to suit your needs. also dry cleaning service. discount for your first use when quoting the local oracle. (see colour ad on page 16)

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.

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logs (Fire Wood)

the local oracle tel: 01732 844246/521494 info@thelocaloracle.co.uk www.thelocaloracle.co.uk From production to distribution. We can help you reach new customers for your business. We can distribute from 1,000 up to 37,000 leaflets each month in the area of your choice. call to book your space. (see colour ad on page 20)

p p broad tel: 01732 833222 mobile: 07710 495238 contact: Philip or debbie ppbroad@btinternet.com seasoned hardwood logs. cut and split to order. supplied loose or in nets. Kindling wood also available. delivered to your door.

local hall east peckham club the Freehold, east Peckham tel: 01622 871339 www.eastpeckhamclub.co.uk refurbished hall with Bar for hire Free of charge You only pay the Bar staff For details see our website or phone during opening hours. don’t forget to mention the local oracle

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david wilson

tel: 01892 723562 mobile: 07951 486717 contact: rachel ollerearnshaw rachel@wealdpilates.co.uk www.wealdpilates.co.uk

tel: 01892 778361 mobile: 07935 584774 www.davidWilsonPlumbing.com

Want to tone up after christmas? Want a flatter stomach? Just want a more toned look? try Pilates classes or one-to-ones with a qualified instructor. various levels available.

Plasterers

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dps plastering tonbridge

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

tel: 01732 369850 mobile: 07852 315007 contact: clive doughty enquiries@dps-plastering.co.uk www.dps-plastering.co.uk

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.

PoWerFlushing sPecialist Qualified insured all plumbing work done to water regulation standard any job big or small, david Wilson does it all! no call out or hidden charges

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

PlumBing 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.

to see the online Version go to thelocaloracle.co.uk Printer scarbutts colour printers Windsor Works, london road West malling, Kent me19 5an tel: 01732 870066 Fax: 01732 844879 print@scarbutts.com www.scarbutts.com design work, Brochures, magazines stationery, leaflets, digital Printing. (see colour ad on page 19)

we will be clearing out all eVent listings in JanuarY and starting aFresh please resend in all classes/actiVities to INFO@THELOCALORACLE.CO.UK to be included in 2012 thank You don’t forget to mention the local oracle


r-t PuB/restaurant the standings cross maidstone road, matfield, tonbridge Kent tn12 7Jh tel: 01892 722416 info@thestandingscross.co.uk www.thestandingscross.co.uk Food served tuesday-saturday live music. (see colour ad on page 23)

t-w tutoring 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*

rooFing 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

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)

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

tailored tutoring tel: 01732 353555 astridmilton@hotmail.com www.tailored-tuition.co.uk individual tuition or small group tuition (2-4 max) 11+ and sats revision Key stage 2 maths sessions. (see colour ad on page 23)

WeB design 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 18)

Wedding car hire Vintage car hire tel: John 01892 835344 (evening) 07946 553334 mick 01892 459979 07800 652324 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

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) 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 17)

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)


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eVents page mon/Wed/Fri 10.45-11.30am Fat loss Boot camp at caple community centre, 5 oak green. 07931 978959 mondays 9-10am, 10-11am & 6-7pm Pilates classes in PW. call Felicity 01622 873432 for details. mondays 9.30-10.30am aerobic burst with legs, bums & tums at east Peckham sports hall 07981 831745 mondays 9.30-12 Bumble Bee Parent and toddler goup at hadlow old school hall. contact lorraine 01732 851156 mondays 9.45-11.15am little Pickles for mums/carers & toddlers. 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 1.30-2.45pm improve Balance, stability & confidence for over 75’s & Frail in Putlands leisure centre, PW mondays 1st monday 7-9.30pm good companions club for elderly at rBl, Priory rd, tonbridge. Jan 01732 355676 mondays 2nd monday 7.30pm PW royal naval assoc. at PW club, behind the masonic hall. John Baker 01892 526850 mondays 7.15pm/7.30pm start Bridge club @ the langley hotel, london road 01892 833278 or 01732 355919. 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 1.30-2.30pm exercise class specifically for joint care at matfield vh charlotte Fairs 01892 725319 for details. 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 tues&thurs7-9pm tonbridge air cadets, hectorage road, e-mail oc.2520@aircadets.org 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 9.45-10.30am starts Jan 11 get Fitta Bootcamp east Peckham sports hall. 01732 529654 or 07981 831745 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 10.30am. Zumba. classes at Platt memorial hall. all welcome. contact heather: 07881 826226 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 7.45-21.45pm circle dancing group in st andrew’s church hall, Paddock Wood. For info, call 01892 510651 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 11am-12.30pm improve Balance, stability & confidence for over 75’s & Frail in matfield vh 01892 725319 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 6.30-7.30pm 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 9.30am-1.30pm tonbridge Farmer’s market at sovereign Way long stay car Park. 2nd sunday of the month. marle Place gardens and gallery. 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10am-1pm christmas creativity Workshops at marle Place. learn to make gifts and decorations. all materials included. contact lucy 01892 724375 or Karen 01892 833199. thursday 8 december 6.45pm for 7pm north tonbridge Flower arrangers agm followed by demonstration by sylvia cheeseman entitled "christmas Joy". 01732 810197 for details thursday 8 december light up a life at hospice in the Weald www.hospiceintheweald.org.uk saturday 10 december 4pm light up a life service at st Peter and st Paul. details from emma 01892 820508

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