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Month 95: December 2012

Distribution 12,000 homes & businesses

Your MonthlY guide to loCal serviCes in and around

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE LOCAL ORACLE AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR


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Dear Readers We can’t quite believe how quickly 2012 has gone but we have some fantastic memories from the Queen’s Jubilee, the Olympics and Paralympics - the great was put back into Great Britain! We have some great new advertisers this month so do take a few moments to browse through and see if they can be of any help to you. If you have any news, events or adverts for the January 2013 edition, please note that our cut off dates are earlier than normal as we really don’t want to be working on Christmas Day! We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Remember we are on Facebook - please continue to ‘like’ us (and we will ‘like’ you back) and you will receive updates on what we and our advertisers are doing. It’s always good to keep in touch. www.facebook.com/thelocalOracle You can see an up to date copy of all editions of the local Oracle on-line. www.thelocaloracle.co.uk Anna & Jane

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

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

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

info@thelocaloracle.co.uk www.thelocaloracle.co.uk www.facebook.com/thelocalOracle

Kings Hill/West Malling Allington/Barming/Ditton Paddock Wood/Tonbridge

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

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

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We are open Mon - Fri 7am - 6pm Sat 9am - 1pm

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Howard Caine The Conservatory People Conservatories - Windows - Doors

Conservatory too Hot in the Summer? or too Cold in the Winter? Here at Howard Caine Conservatories, we are able to offer an all year round solution. Why not replace your existing roof glass or polycarbonate with the latest climate control heat-guard materials. Go green and make your existing windows more energy efficient with less heat loss and lower heating bills. We also specialize in the following *New Conservatories *Refurbishment *Window/Doors *Overhauls *Soffits/Facia *Misted / broken units *Guttering *Handles/Hinges *Fensa Registered *Fully insured

Email Andy@HowardCaineConservatories.co.uk www.HowardCaineConservatories.co.uk 4

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Tel/Fax 01732 321050 Mobile 07798 867393


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What can the local oracle do for you? We cover three areas with over 10,000 distribution in each giving a total of 39,500 homes covered by the local oracle kings Hill & West Malling, 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 Aylesford, barming, Allington, Ditton and Maidstone. We have many options for you to use for your business: Standard advert only in the A-Z section 1/4 page colour advert (including a standard advert) 1/2 page colour advert (including a standard advert) Full page colour advert (including a standard advert) each edition of the local oracle is updated each month and put onto our website which also helps to promote your business. We can print, supply and deliver 1,000 to 39,500 leaflets across all distribution areas. Call now for information 01732 844246 or 01732 521494 info@thelocaloracle.co.uk www.thelocaloracle.co.uk 6

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electricians

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accountants aerials appliance repair architectural design art artist Bathroom installation Blinds building Services* Business opportunity Car Service & Repairs - Mobile* Carpentry Carpets Carpet Cleaning Car registration no’s Chiropody & Podiatry* Cleaning Community Care* Computer support Conservatories Curtain Specialist* decorators double glazing double glazing repairs

garden Maintenance garden services gas & electric savings gas & heating specialists

Cut off date for January 2012 is 19 december 2012 Could you advertise in other areas too? We have other issues covering the following areas:

handyman Kitchens leaflet distribution loft ladders oven Cleaners Plasterers

kINgS HILL WEST MALLINg LARkFIELD LEYbOuRNE & SuRROuNDINg AREAS and our other issue in:

Plumbing Printer restaurant roofing soul Music Magazine tree surgeon tutoring Windows uSEFuL NuMbERS EVENTS COLOuR ADS * Indicates new advertiser

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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1st Class Aerials tel: 01892 834289 Mobile: 07796 815586 - Fully insured - special rates for senior citizens - all work guaranteed - Multipoint system to hotesl & flats - no call out charge Call today! (See Colour Ad On Page 21)

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. Paddock Wood office now open. (See Colour Ad On Page 23)

The Aerial Man tel: 01892 834334 01622 871614 Mobile: 07840 316376 satellite tv in all rooms. new digital aerials. Free to view channels. no subscription fees. itv2, C5 etc. insurance (storm damage jobs undertaken) special rates for senior citizens. no call out charge. all work and equipment guaranteed. (See Colour Ad On Page 21)

aPPlianCe rePair S&R Servicing tel: 01892 544231 Mobile: 07802 806179 Contact: rob www.srservicing.co.uk info@srservicing.co.uk repairs, spares & servicing of washing machines & dryers, dyson cleaners & dualit toasters. steam generator iron/press repairs. domena - tefal - rowenta Free estimates/no call out charge. *see website for more info*

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 22) don’t forget to mention the local oracle

A-b art Art Akademie Kent’s unique private art school based on the atelier teaching system. a 2 yr P/t visual arts higher diploma 1 & 2 day workshops & evening classes in: drawing & painting / print-making Contemporary jewellery making digital photography to print dimensional art work art appreciation www.redsquareartakademie.com redsquareartakademie@hotmail.com OR Phone: 07507 794690

artist Christopher Marshall luddesdowne nr Meopham tel/Fax: 01474 813434 Contact: Christopher Marshall

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

Pencil portraits from photographs and classic motorcycle prints. (See Colour Ad On Page 20)

BATHROOM INSTALLATIONS Nightingale bathrooms tel: 01732 652052 www.nightingalebathrooms.co.uk easy access showers, baths and wet rooms. raised height toilets. slip resistant safety flooring. discounts for ssaFa, British legion, ex service personnel & over 60s. (See Colour Ad On Page 19)

Blinds Penumbra blinds & Solar Control Ltd unit 2 albans Farm romford road Pembury Kent tn2 4BB tel: 01892 825522 Fax: 01892 823522 Mobile: 07767 326211 Contact: stuart Munday stuart@penumbrablinds.com www.penumbrablinds.com We manufacture, supply and install all types of internal and external blinds and awnings along with solar control and security window films. (See Colour Ad On Page 22)


b 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 tel: 07957 266112 info@entirehome.co.uk 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 22)

LOCAL SOLUTION structural alterations/extensions. Plastering, decorating and tiling. interior/exterior maintenance. electrical and plumbing works. Complete refurbishment. Project management. a complete local solution. excellent references available. Please call for sound, free advise. 01732 301019 or 07900 647753 Luke Jeffrey luke@local-solution.co.uk www.local-solution.co.uk QR Construction 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 23)

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R blackman general Maintenance tel: 01892 838668 Mobile: 07887 948430 Contact: richard Blackman rblackman1@btinternet.com www.rb-gm.co.uk roofing, guttering, PvC fascias, soffits, leadwork, chimney repairs and brickwork. interior and exterior painting. Patios & driveways and conservatory bases. Samson Roofing & Property Maintenance tel: 01892 835274 Mobile: 07588 757021 Contact: tom samson tom.samson60@yahoo.com all roofing including, flat roofing, gutters, fascias, sofits, chimney repairs, lead work, interior and exterior painting and decorating, patios, block paving, landscaping and fencing.

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.

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.

c-d Car serviCe & rePairs - MoBile Croft Auto Repairs Ltd tel: 01732 354648 Mobile: 07980 586008 Mobile vehicle technician with garage facilities on the outskirts of tonbridge. service, repairs & diagnostic solutions

CarPentrY S P Home Solutions tel: 01732 352571 Mobile: 07927 809249 Contact: steven Building maintenance. all work undertaken. no job too large or too small. interior and exterior work. Bathrooms and kitchens.

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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 experience City and guilds qualified.


C CarPentrY Norris Carpentry tel: 01732 352363 Mobile: 07795 677791 Contact: stuart norriscarpentry@sky.com loft conversions, cut and pitch roofs, 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.

CarPets g M bishop Flooring tel: 01732 820321 Mobile: 07973 459022 gezbishop@btinternet.com ⚫ Carpets (all makes) ⚫ vinyls (including tiles) ⚫ Wood (solid & engineered) supplied and installed by a family run company with over 40 years of local services. ⚫ Free estimates ⚫ sampling at home

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

C CarPet Cleaning kent Carpet Cleaning Company Ltd tel: 01732 872199 Mobile: John 07860 100295 Chrissy 07801 561696 info@kingshillkentcarpetclean.co.uk www.kingshillkentcarpetclean.co.uk Family run carpet cleaning company. also upholstery cleaning, stain removal, stainguard protection & leather suite cleaning. nCCa and iiCrC Certified. (See Colour Ad On Page 19)

Car registration nuMBers Car Registration Numbers Mobile: 07909 975 806 Contact: ian limited number of private plates for sale. C1 TYS 65 AAb S44 bVS C4 SCV offers invited! Call for more details.

ChiroPodY & PodiatrY West Malling Podiatry & Chiropody 14-16 swan street, West Malling Me19 6lP tel: 01732 848460 Contact: Marie thomas Bsc(hons), MChs westmallingpods@gmail.com hPC registered Podiatrist l Corn & Callous removal l Biomechanics & orthotics l verrucae l ingrown toenails evening, weekend and home visits also available.

Cleaning Maid 2 Shine tel: 01732 852707 Mobile: 07976 867088 maid_2shine@btinternet.com tailored packages to comply with your needs. hours & days to suit you. Free quotation service. Fully insured & vetted staff. You’ll be satisfied or your dirt back free! Christmas special - 10% discount during december and January. don’t forget to mention the local oracle

C CoMMunitY Care Simplicare At Home tel: 01732 526934 athome@simplicarecentre.co.uk www.simplicare.co.uk our fully CrB checked, trained and reliable care staff can give you as much or as little help at home as you need. Call now for a free assessment. We are also recruiting care workers. (See Colour Ad On Page 20) unity Care Solutions Ltd suite 31, 50 Churchill sq, Kings hill West Malling, Me19 4Yu tel: 08450 346410 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: 01892 257057 Mobile:07867771078 service@pcmanpower.co.uk virus removal specialists Broadband or WiFi issues sloW or FreeZing Computer. PC not starting. laptop screen -repair. Memory upgrades network your home or setup PC Printer setup. no Fix, no Fee ALTONE Computers Ltd tel: 01732 354812 Mobile: 07771 707035 Contact: alan www.altone.co.uk Providing excellent & friendly local service for 13 years. desktop and laptop, Maintenance/ repairs/upgrades/Wireless/ virus removal/Custom Builds etc Fixed Costs, no hourly rates


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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 21) PW Computer Solutions Based in Paddock Wood tel: 01892 836374 or 01892 576376 Mobile: 07940 829206 info@pwc-solutions.co.uk www.pwc-solutions.co.uk

Lizzie Drip Designs

Pots Of Paint

Mobile: 07590 308314 Contact: sarah Pilcher lizziedrip@live.co.uk

tel: 01732 824450 Mobile: 07967 985979 enquiries@potsofpaint.co.uk www.potsofpaint.co.uk

Based in tonbridge. handmade curtains, blinds & soft furnishings. dress making & clothing alternations & repairs. Friendly bespoke & professional service at affordable prices.

deCorators Andrew baxter Paddock Wood tel: 01892 459818 Contact: andrew Baxter

Computer problems? We carry out computer health checks, virus removals, upgrades, broadband set ups and much more. Call us for a free assessment.

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

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.

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Conservatories Howard Caine Conservatories tel/Fax: 01732 321050 Mobile: 07798 867393 or 07796 945775 andy@howardCaineConservatories.co.uk www.howardCaineConservatories.co.uk new Conservatories, refurbishment, Windows/doors Check us out at Checkatrade.com Fully registered with Fensa Customer references available. (See Colour Ad On Page 4)

Mobile: 07764 684495 tel: 01732 872125 Contact: guy Williams gjservices@btinternet.com

Free no obligation quotations interior and exterior decorating Wall paper hanging Plastering services general Maintenance (See Colour Ad On Page 23) R Higgins Painters & Decorators tel: 020 8793 3740 Mobile: 07950 614 733 Contact: russell russell.higgins@hotmail.co.uk -20 years experience -restoration & refurbishment specialists -Quality interior & exterior decorators -Friendly, reliable, Clean and trustworthy service -only professional & experienced tradesmen used for an all round hassle free job. Call for a free estimate. Rathbone Decorating Services tel: 01622 721491 Mobile: 07753 487796

Painting decorating general Maintenance Wall papering tiling Free estimates

Painting and decorating. interior and exterior. Wallpapering and coving. Free estimates. Friendly personal services. special rates for pensioners.

Mark Howland tonbridge

Apollo Trade Windows 539 loose road Maidstone Kent Me15 9uQ

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

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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)


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)

douBle glaZing rePairs Dg Solutions (kent) double glazing Problems solved tel: 01732 842691 Mobile: 07870 213098 contact@dgsolutionskent.co.uk www.dgsolutionskent.co.uk Fault Finding, repairs and upgrades Windows, doors, locks & adjustments Misted sealed units, handles and hinges upgrade to a-rated energy efficient units new installation Quotations Free telephone advice and call out over 30 years’ experience in industry

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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.

tel: 01732 351044 Mobile: 07980 821795 Contact: eddie Checkley ejcheckley@hotmail.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.

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tel: 01732 850706 Mobile: 07968 547699 Contact: rob email: redrob@orange.net

Freephone: 0800 511 8081 Contact: Mark

"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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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. eleCtriC gates & roller shutters gates, railings, barriers, on site welding; landscaping, block paving, patios, decking, pergolas. Family run business. Free quotes. over 18 yrs experience. visit our new website.

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Able Electrical Services tel: 01732 669168 (home) Mobile: 07798 558428 email: ableelectricalservices@gmail.com www.electricianintonbridge.co.uk all works undertaken by experienced, reliable and friendly electrician. Commercial or domestic, no job too big or small. Fully insured, naPit and Part P approved. high customer satisfaction scores on Checkatrade.com - customer reviews available. Please check website or contact Peter for more details or a free quotation.

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 don’t forget to mention the local oracle

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.

garden serviCes Summit gardens tel: 01892 833000 Mobile: 07932 184440 Contact: Jason large jason@summitgardens.co.uk www.summitgardens.co.uk Professional garden Care. specialist in maintenance and development of existing gardens. expert pruning, plant knowledge & planting. turfing, lawn maintenance, mowing, strimming, hedge cutting, weeding. horticulturally qualified. over 11 years of experience. Friendly and reliable service.

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 20)


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Cannon Services (uk) Ltd

Wicks gas

tel: 01732 430140 Contact: nigel Cook office@cannon-services.co.uk Fully gas safe register qualified gas heating engineers carrying out all types of gas heating works including boiler installations, servicing, breakdowns, radiator replacements and landlord gas safety Certificates. Free no obligation quotes. (See Colour Ad On Page 18) Samsian Ltd tel: 01732 885882 Contact: dan www.samsian.co.uk twitter: @samsiangas Facebook: samsiangas Central heating & gas Boiler service, installation & repair Competive rates. all work guaranteed. see our website or call for details of our 2012 special offers. gas safe registered - 508441

Warm & Dry tel: 01892 222300 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

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 D. E. Service Mobile: 07515 775 662 Contact: dan general home maintenance. We can look after your whole property from full decorating, general maintenance, tiling, wood work right down to cleaning your windows or fixing that dripping tap. Free quotes given - low oaP rates. Stealth Electrical Services Mobile: 07808 667394 Contact: Phillip apps stealthelectrical@yahoo.co.uk see our Facebook page for latest projects and offers www.facebook.com/stealthelectrical We cover domestic electrics, painting & decorating, tiling, fencing, patios & bricklaying, flat pack assembly, general garden maintenance and general diY. no job too small. Fully insured, free quotes and no call out fee. We work hours to suit you.

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Phil’s kitchen Installations Mobile: 07773 723646 Worktop laminate replacement service. doors, handles, sink, tap replacement service. Part or whole kitchen revamped. Plumbing, tiling, gas and electrics. high quality finish.

We cover three areas with over 12,000 distribution in each giving a total of 39,500 homes covered by the local Oracle Kings Hill, West Malling, Larkfield, Leybourne, Offham, Addington, Mereworth and Wateringbury and now Halling, Holborough & Snodland. Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Hadlow, Five Oak Green, East Peckham, Matfield and Southborough and Aylesford, Barming, Allington, Ditton and Maidstone. We have many options for you to use for your business: Standard advert only in the A-Z section, colour adverts that all come with a Standard advert. Each edition is updated and put onto our website. We can print, supply and deliver 1,000 to 39,500 leaflets. don’t forget to mention the local oracle


L-O 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 39,500 leaflets each month in the area of your choice. Call to book your space. (See Colour Ad On Page 22)

P Plasterers DPS Plastering tonbridge tel: 01732 369850 Mobile: 07852 315007 Contact: Clive doughty enquiries@dps-plastering.co.uk www.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.

loFt ladders Longmead Plastering

tel: 01732 840744 (evening) Mobile: 07751 256725 (day) Contact: Michael

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

o-p oven Cleaners 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. established in 2006, used and trusted by 1000's of local clients. take a look at our website to see reviews from local customers.

PluMBing David Rowe Plumbing & Heating Mobile: 07715 266311 droweph@virginmedia.com gas safe registered For all your domestic requirements: Boiler installation, service & repairs Full heating systems radiators hot water cylinders Power flushing gas fires and cookers Bathrooms

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Loft Ladders

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

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Hospice in the Weald’s reindeer ramble and Cross Country run at deer Keepers, eridge Park estate on the 16th december at 11am. £10 adult, £5 under 16, Family of Four and dog £25. Contact emma on 01892 820508 events@hospiceintheweald.org.uk don’t forget to mention the local oracle


uSEFuL LOCAL PHONE NuMbERS AgE uk Sevenoaks Tonbridge and District 5 Bradford street, tonbridge ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY CHuRCHES new life Church, hugh Christie technology College, White Cottage road, tonbridge st andrews, tonbridge st andrews Church, Maidstone road, Paddock Wood st Philip’s, tonbridge saintphilips@tonbridgeparishchurch.org.uk Paddock Wood Baptist Church st Justus and st anselm roman Catholic Church st saviour’s, tonbridge tonbridge Methodist Church, higham lane tonbridge evangelical Free Church - tony hanson st Mary’s Church, hadlow www.stmaryshadlow.org.uk CITIZENS ADVICE buREAuX PW Community advice Centre, st andrew’s Church, Maidstone road, Paddock Wood 3-4 river Walk, tonbridge COuNCIL tonbridge & Malling Borough Council tunbridge Wells 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 tunbridge Wells hospital LOCAL HALLS 6 in 1 Club, tonbridge delarue hall, delarue Close, tonbridge east Peckham Club, the Freehold, east Peckham www.eastpeckhamclub.co.uk Five oak green united Church hall, Badsell road – sandra Forsyth hall, Bradford street, tonbridge (Part of age Concern) goldsmid hall, tudely lane, tonbridge Matfield village hall - Bev holmans Paddock Wood Function hall, Maidstone road - ian st andrews Church, Maidstone rd, Paddock Wood – bookings@standrewspw.org.uk st Philips, salisbury road, tonbridge 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 don’t forget to mention the local oracle

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EVENTS PAgE Mondays 9.30am hi-lo aerobics and toning at east Peckham Community Centre 01732 529654 or 07981 831745 9.30-10.30am Fitness Kettlebells classes at the teen & 20 Club, tonbridge. 01732 361578 Monday Mondays 10.30-11.30 Coffee Break st.saviour's Church, dry hill Park road, tonbridge. Contact alison 01732 353769 Mondays 10.45-11.30am tonbridge Boot Camp outdoor workout, 5 oak green. Call Chloe 07931 978959 Mondays 6.30-9pm Mascalls Youth Centre at Mascalls school, PW. Young people from all areas 13-19 year olds entry £1 Mondays 7pm tonbridge Boot Camp outdoor workout, Mascalls Paddock Wood. Call Chloe 07931 978959 Mondays 7-8pm at Zumba Class at Woodlands infant school hall age 15 +. Contact is Charlie hover on 07843273090. Mondays 7.30-9pm dancercise at Christ Church, hight st, t. Wells. all levels & abilities 16-65+. lynn 01732 771352 7.30–9pm tai Chi Wesley Centre PaddockWood Call Jane 01892 836252 07727011292 Monday Mondays (1st & 3rd) 8pm tonbridge Folk Club at the Foresters arms, 52 Quarry hill, tonbridge, Kent tn9 2rt. Mondays 8.05pm tonbridge Pilates, Five oak green, Call Chloe 07931 978959 Mondays 8-9pm, ladies Football team, Mascalls astro turf, for +16yr olds/all abilities, 1st session free Jane 01892 834498 Mon/Wed sat 7.15-8.15pm (sat 09.30-10.30am) aBC Fitness - Boot Camp 3 sessions a week - £35pm P.W. 07918755371 tuesdays 9.15am tonbridge Pilates - goldsmid hall tudeley, Call Chloe 07931 978959 tuesdays 9.30-10.30am Zumba at east Peckham sports hall tn12 5Bt £5 Call nikki hill 075954 58272 tuesdays 5.15-6.15pm street dance & Free style at horsmonden Methodist, Ch, Furnace lane, 9-14yrs. 07855 972 359 Mondays 6.30-8.30pm Mascalls Youth Centre at Mascalls school, PW. aen invite only entry £1 tuesdays 8-9pm aerofitdance at east Peckham Methodist Church dance/aerobics & toning 07981 831745 tuesday 8-9pm Fitness Kettlebells classes at the teen & 20 Club, tonbridge.01732 361578 Weds 9.30am tonbridge Boot Camp outdoor workout, 5 oak green. Call Chloe 07931 978959 Weds 10-11am ‘Fit and Fabulous’ for over 65’s at horsmonden Methodist Ch, Furnace lane, 07855 972 359 £5 Weds 1–2pm & 2-3pm tai Chi for Mobility goldsmid hall Jane 01892 836252 07727011292 Weds 5.30-8pm Mascalls Youth Centre at Mascalls school, PW. Young people from all areas 11-13 year olds entry £1 Weds 6-7pm Zumba at hillview school for girls, tonbridge tn9 2dQ £5 nikki hill 075954 58272 Weds 6.30pm Capel Cricket Club adults nets session at Five oak green Park. £3. all equipment provided. Weds 6.30pm ZuMBa fitness class at Yalding village hall. all welcome call tanya 07531 839159 Weds 7pm tonbridge Boot Camp outdoor workout, Mascalls Paddock Wood. Call Chloe 07931 978959 Weds 7.30-9.30pm PW spiritual group at the day Centre, Commercial rd, all welcome call Paul 01892 838818 Weds (1st & 3rd Wed) 7–9pm indoor Bowls at the angel BC in avenue du Puy, tonbridge info: 01892 723277 thursdays (2nd thur) 12.30-2 pm Friends together Bereavement group at st andrew's Church hall, PW. 01580 830316 thursday (2nd/4th) 2-4pm. dementia Café, angel Centre, tonbridge. support, teas for those affected by dementia. 01892 559410 thursdays (2nd thur) 2-4pm Paddock Wood u3a at st andrew's Church hall info 01892 833413 thursday (3rd thur) 2-4pm Kent active retirement at tonbridge Baptist Church hall, darenth ave. 01732 366262 thursdays 6pm ZuMBa fitness class at Matfield village hall. all welcome call tanya 07531 839159 Mondays 6.30-9pm Mascalls Youth Centre at Mascalls school, PW. Young people from all areas 13-19 year olds entry £1 thursdays 6.30-8pm Capel Cricket Club Junior school age coaching at Five oak green Park. £3 equipment provided. thursdays 7.30pm hi-lo aerobics and toning at east Peckham Methodist Church 01732 529654 or 07981 831745 thursdays 7.30-8.30pm dance Fit at st Paul’s Primary school, rusthall no dance experience necessary £5 07855 972 359 1st thurs 7.45pm PW Wi at the day Centre, Commercial road, Paddock Wood. info 01892 832130. 4th thurs 7 for 7.30pm PW Flower Club Club at day Centre, Commercial rd, PW. info Maureen howard 01892 832576 Fridays 8.30-11.00am tonbridge Friday Market at lamberts Yard scout hut. all products locally sourced/made. Fridays 9.15-10.15am dance aerobics at st Peter’s Church, Bayhall rd, tunbridge Wells (upstairs) suitable for all - £5 Friday 9.30-10.30am Fitness Kettlebells classes at the teen & 20 Club, tonbridge. 01732 361578 Fridays 9.30-11am dancercise, energy Fitness and Fun, leigh village hall. all abilities ages 16-65+. lynn 01732 771352 Fridays 9.30am hi-lo aerobics and toning at nettlestead village hall 01732 529654 or 07981 831745 Friday 9.30-10.30am tai Chi st andrews Church Paddock Wood Jane 01892 836252 07727011292 Fridays 10.45-11.30am tonbridge Boot Camp outdoor workout, 5 oak green. Call Chloe 07931 978959 Fridays 7pm tonbridge Boot Camp outdoor workout, Mascalls Paddock Wood. 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