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Oracle the local

Month 94: November 2012

Distribution 12,000 homes & businesses

Your MonthlY guide to loCal serviCes in and around

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Dear Readers As Christmas is just around the corner there are a number of local Christmas events coming up. The Tonbridge Christmas Festival takes place on Sunday 25th November from 3-6pm followed by a Carol Service at the Parish Church. The Tonbridge Lions Pantomine this year is Jack and the Beanstalk and will be held at the Angel Centre on 13th, 14th and 15th December - tickets now on sale from the Angel Centre. Once again we will be running our front page Christmas Cover competition so do get drawing and send your entries to us by 25th November. We are looking for more distributors in the area so please give us a call if you would like to give it a go! 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

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

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

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

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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.


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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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accountants aerials appliance repair architectural design art artist Bathroom installation Blinds Building services Business opportunity Carpentry carpets* Carpet Cleaning Car registration no’s Cleaning Community Care Computer support Conservatories Curtain specialist decorators* double glazing double glazing repairs* electricians Fencing galvanised rails garage doors garden design

garden Maintenance garden services gas & electric savings gas & heating specialists handyman* ironing services Kitchens Kitchen Worksurfaces leaflet distribution loft ladders osteopath oven Cleaners photography expert* Plasterers Plumbing Printer restaurant roofing seafood soul Music Magazine tree surgeon turfing services tutoring Wedding Car hire Windows useFul numbers eVents colour ads * indicates new advertiser

Cut off date for december 2012 is 25 november 2012 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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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 20)

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 20)

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)


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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 07900 647753 Luke Jeffrey localsolution@hotmail.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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Building serviCes 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

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all roofing including, flat roofing, gutters, fascias, sofits, chimney repairs, lead work, interior and exterior painting and decorating, patios, block paving, landscaping and fencing.

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.

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tel: 01732 352828 Mobile: 07712 853583 Contact: Kevin lines

tel: 01732 352363 Mobile: 07795 677791 Contact: stuart norriscarpentry@sky.com

tel: 01892 835274 Mobile: 07588 757021 Contact: tom samson tom.samson60@yahoo.com

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. don’t forget to mention the local oracle

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.


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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

eva & steve cleaning services Mobile: 07854 837327 Contact: eva reliable cleaning with competitive rates. Fully insured. references available. 6 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

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)

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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 852707 Mobile: 07976 867088 maid_2shine@btinternet.com

tel: 01732 354812 Mobile: 07771 707035 Contact: alan www.altone.co.uk

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!

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

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)

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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 20)

pw computer solutions Based in Paddock Wood

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.

apc manpower computer services

tel: 01892 836374 or 01892 576376 Mobile: 07940 829206 info@pwc-solutions.co.uk www.pwc-solutions.co.uk

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


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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 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)

Curtain sPeCialist lJ curtains tel: 01622 719079 ljcurtains@btinternet.com www.ljcurtains.co.uk

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rathbone decorating services

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

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.

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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.

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

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

Free no obligation quotations interior and exterior decorating Wall paper hanging Plastering services general Maintenance

Free design & measuring service.

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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.

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. 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) 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 10 years’ experience in industry


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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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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.

galvanised rails norton locke rails Mobile: 07816160664 Contact: daniel locke nortonlockerails@hotmail.co.uk dda approved galvanised rails offers support in and around the home. with free impartial advice for all your home needs 20% off the rrP to people over 55 and vulnerable adults CrB checked

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

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checkley landscapes 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. 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.

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

tel: 01732 521494 Contact: Jane Marshall jane.marshall@uwclub.net www.save-moneywithme.co.uk

"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.

uW membership gives you access to the best value utility service in the uK & a host of money-saving member benefits. don’t forget to mention the local oracle


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cannon services (uk) ltd tel: 01732 424061 Contact: nigel Cook office@cannon-services.co.uk

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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)

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.

samsian ltd tel: 01732 885882 Contact: dan www.samsian.co.uk twitter: @samsiangas Facebook: samsiangas

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

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

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.

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

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.

kensington scott unit 4, tannery road tonbridge, tn9 1rF tel: 01732 369129 info@kensingtonscott.co.uk www.kensingtonscott.co.uk a quality product installed and certified by qualified craftsmen. Carefully project managed and installed. showroom open Mon-sat 9-5.30pm (see colour ad on page 18)

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.

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elite worksurfaces ltd tel: 01892 833929 Mobile: 07740 113002 info@eliteworksurfaces.co.uk www.eliteworksurfaces.co.uk granite, quartz and marble work surfaces for kitchens, bathrooms and fireplaces. Professionally fabricated and expertly installed. Call elite for a free quote or see our website for more info. (see colour ad on page 21)

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Iron Maids Ironing Maid Easy Tel: 01622 870111 www.iron-maids.co.uk Laundry Ironing Dry Cleaning Free Collection & Delivery 48 Hour Turnaround Shirts only £1.35 (see colour ad on page 22) don’t forget to mention the local oracle

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)


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

the white studios 14-16 swan street, West Malling, Kent Me19 6lP tel: 01732 848445 www.thewhitestudios.co.uk

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.

• Contemporary photography • Business portraits • Wedding photography • nursery & school photography • id pictures (incl. babies & visa) • Photo restoration & image copying • specialised in framing of photographs • Bespoke photo albums & photo gifts

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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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.

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.

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.

longmead plastering tel: 01732 365095 Mobile: 07742 505799 Contact: andy info@longmeadplastering.co.uk www.longmeadplastering.co.uk For all your plastering needs: Plastering, rendering, screeding, dry lining. Call for free quote and advice.

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. don’t forget to mention the local oracle

r-w restaurant the spice lounge bar & restaurant ashes lane, hadlow, tonbridge, Kent tn11 0an tel: 01732 852365 / 852693 www.spiceloungehadlow.co.uk traditional and contemporary Bangladeshi and indian cuisine. take away menu also available. (see colour ad on page 5)


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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 reg. approved Member of KCC ‘Buy With Confidence’ scheme

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

TURFING SERVICES dcs roofing limited tel: 01732 521 351 Mobile: 07758 288 366 dcsroofing01@yahoo.co.uk Felt roofing, single ply, tiling, slating and lead works. up to 20 year warranty's. Fully insured, CsCs and Chas registered. Free Quotations.

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Turf Solutions Tel: 01892 826188 Mobile: 07952 533805 Contact: James Mills Quality turf professionally laid at competitive rates. Lawns levelled, raised, turfed and seeded. Free consultation.

tutoring Jo bell tutoring

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tel: 01732 361041 Contact: Jo Bell jo@jobell.co.uk www.jobell.co.uk

Family run business established 1958 Catering for every event. no order too large or small. open Friday 1-7pm saturday 10am-7pm sunday 10am-6pm (see colour ad on page 21)

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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Wedding Car hire

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.

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 4) keith bunyon tel: 01732 357376 Mobile: 07885 644373 kjjbunyon@aol.com local Consultant. 29 years exp. latest technology energy efficient ‘a’ rated Windows. high security Bi-fold, Patio & Composite doors. Bespoke Conservatories & Porches. roofline Fascias, cladding, bargeboards & gutters. specialist repairs & refurbishments. ggF Member. Fensa registered. government approved trustmark Co. guarantees underwritten. deposits protected. Free quotations & 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 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 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 tuesday 9.15am tonbridge Pilates - goldsmid hall tudeley, Call Chloe 07931 978959 tuesdays 5.15-6.15pm street dance & Free style at horsmonden Methodist, Ch, Furnace lane, 9-14yrs. 07855 972 359 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 Wednesday 1–2pm & 2-3pm tai Chi for Mobility goldsmid hall Jane 01892 836252 07727011292 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, Jubilee rooms, angel Centre, tonbridge. opens 9th august. Call 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 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. Call Chloe 07931 978959 saturdays 1st sat 9am-12noon tonbridge lions Clubs Paper store - newspaper only. little Peppyns Farm, higham lane saturday 10-12 Maidstone utd FC deaf/Pan disability football Jnr girls & boys (3 teams) lorraine 07880 907188 saturday 10-12 Maidstone utd FC 16+ Mens Pan disability football (5 teams) Call/text lorraine 07880 907188 Maidstone utd deaf FC 16+ Mens looking for new player text only no calls Clifford 07813 210502 Sundays 9.30am-1.30pm Tonbridge Farmer’s Market at Sovereign Way Long Stay Car Park. 2nd Sunday of the month. Sundays 10am Morning & 6.30pm Evening at St Peter & St Paul, Church Lane, Tonbridge 8am Holy Comm. (1st/3rd) Sundays 10am Service at St Andrew, Hadlow Road, Tonbridge Sundays 10.30 Service, 9am Holy Communion (1st Sunday) at St Philip, Salisbury Road Sundays 10am Service, 8am Holy Communion 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday at St Saviour, Dry Hill Park Crescent, Tonbridge sunday 11 nov Monday 12 nov Wednesday 14 nov Friday 16 nov Wed 21 nov thurs 22 nov 23rd nov-2nd dec thursday 29 nov saturday 1 dec thursday 6 dec thursday 6 dec thurs 13-15 dec

10.30am tonbridge and Malling ramblers meet at dry hill Country Park, sundridge 01732 851310. 6.30- 7.30pm Zumba Class at Capel vh. First Class Free. Chloe 07882 356610 10am tonbridge and Malling ramblers meet at aylesford bridge. 01622 842979. 6-7pm Zumba Class at Capel vh. First Class Free. Chloe 07882 356610 7.30pm tonbridge rsPB agM at st Philip’s Church, salisbury rd, tonbridge. Birds of the Carmargue. 7.30pm n.tonbridge Flower arrangers meet at the Medway hall, the angel Centre, tonbridge. £4 10.30-7pm the Bazaar Christmas extravaganza at the Plough, Powder lane, hildenborough. 7pm PW Flower Club at Matfield vh, Maidstone rd, Matfield. demo by david thomson £7 10am–12pm scalliwags Pre-school Christmas Fayre and raffle, Winter hall, st andrews Church, PW 7pm n. tonbridge Flower arrangers agM at the Medway hall, the angel Centre, tonbridge. 5-7.30pm a Winter Wonderland at hugh Christie tech College, White Cottage road, tonbridge. tonbridge lions Pantomine at the angel Centre. tickets 01732 359966 email info@thelocaloracle.co.uk to be included don’t forget to mention the local oracle


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tel: 01732 369129 web: www.kensingtonscott.co.uk email: info@kensingtonscott.co.uk showroom open: Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm Unit 4, Tannery Road, Tonbridge TN9 1RF (Opp. Waitrose car park) 18

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Kent Carpet Cleaning Company Ltd Professional Carpet Cleaning

Looking for a professional, local, family run carpet cleaning company? Then give Chrissy and John a call. Many companies don’t guarantee their work, we do - 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed Also Upholstery Cleaning, Stain Removal, Stainguard Protection & Leather Suite Cleaning Safe cleaning process, No solvents or bleaching agents used - All work fully insured Special Offer - FREE CARPET CLEAN - have three carpets cleaned and we will clean the smallest for free So for a friendly, professional service please call us now

Telephone: 01732 872 199 M: 07860 100 295 (John) & 07801 561 696 (Chrissy) E: info@kingshillkentcarpetclean.co.uk www.kingshillkentcarpetclean.co.uk M2493

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“THE AERIAL MAN� Family business - established 28 years

DIGITAL TV AERIAL SERVICES YOUR LOCAL TV/RADIO AERIAL SPECIALIST SPECIAL RATES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS NO CALL OUT CHARGE, XTRA POINTS

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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

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Full Laundry & Dry Cleaning Services Free Collection & Delivery.

01622 870111 www.iron-maids.co.uk

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01892 459971

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Start-up Advice Fixed Fees agreed in advance Flexible Payments Companies / Partnerships Self Employed / CIS Landlords / Corp. Tax Income Tax / PAYE / VAT Flexible Meetings Call Gary or Tina Richards for a friendly, free initial discussion without obligation on 0845 521 2241 New offices in P addock Wood

We are a kent based organisation providing Nursing and Homecare services to many areas across Kent and East Sussex. Whether you require a couple of hours assistance or a full 24 hr service, we can arrange an individual package for you. Nursing Services l Highly skilled registered Nurses l Terminal care for clients who prefer to be nursed ....at home l Convalescent Care l Respite care Personal Care l Washing/bathing, dressing etc. l Assistance with waking and bedtime routine. l Help with mobilisation l Assistance with meals and domestic duties such

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Call us on: 01732 529591 38 Larkfield Road, Larkfield, Aylesford, Kent ME20 6BJ

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A5, MONTHLY GUIDE TO LOCAL BUSINESSES