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Oracle the local

Month 92: September 2012

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

Your logo and company details can go here. Call for more information. Anna: 01732 844246 or Jane: 01732 521494

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News the local

Dear Readers It’s all go in Tonbridge in September with The Tonbridge Lions and Rotary Club working together to organise this year’s Half Marathon. It takes place on Sunday 23rd September so make a date to give your support. If you are interested in Classical music then Music@Malling may be a real treat for you. It takes place between the 27th - 30th September and full details can be found at www.musicatmalling.com. Thank you to all our followers on Facebook - please continue to ‘like’ us (and we will ‘like’ you back) and receive updates on what we are doing. It’s always good to keep in touch. www.facebook.com/thelocaloracle 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

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

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

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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

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

News the local

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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Leaflets LEAFLET PRODUCTION & DISTRIBUTION FROM 1,000 UP TO 38,000


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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 38,000 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 and ditton and now parts of 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 38,000 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 Appliance repair Architectural design Artist Bathroom installation Blinds Building services Business opportunity Carpentry Carpet Cleaning Car registration no’s cleaning* Community Care Computer support Conservatories Curtain specialist decorators double glazing education* electricians Fencing galvanised rails garage doors garden design garden landscapers garden maintenance

garden services gas & electric savings gas & heating specialists ironing services* Kitchens kitchen worksurfaces* leaflet distribution loft ladders osteopath oven Cleaners Paving performing arts* Pest Control pet services* Plasterers Plumbing Printer roofing seafood* soul music magazine telecom engineer tree surgeon turfing services* tutoring Wedding Car hire Windows useFul numbers eVents colour ads * indicates new advertiser

Cut off date for october 2012 is 25 september 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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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. Paddock Wood office now open. (see colour ad on page 23)

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1st For aerials tel: 01732 361174 mobile: 07515 775 662 new digital aerials multi point systems Full tv installs old aerials dismantled Fully insured All work guaranteed special senior citizen rates Free quotes given All work carried out to a high standard at low prices. 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 19)

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 ahm installations unit 4 space Business Centre Knight road, strood, me2 2BF tel: 01732 423012 www.ahminstallations.co.uk specialists in walk in baths, showers and wet rooms. Free survey and Quote. (see colour ad on page 19)

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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*

penumbra blinds & solar control ltd unit 2 Albans Farm romford road Pembury Kent tn2 4BB tel: 01892 825522 Fax: 01892 823522 mobile: 07767 326211 Contact: stuart munday stuart@penumbrablinds.com www.penumbrablinds.com We manufacture, supply and install all types of internal and external blinds and awnings along with solar control and security window films. (see colour ad on page 22)

ArChiteCturAl design km creations tel: 01732 862911 mobile: 07903356558 Kirsty@kmcreations.co.uk www.kmcreations.co.uk drawings and services for planning applications. - extensions - loft Conversions - new Build - space planning and 3d Free site visit/design consultation and quote. (see colour ad on page 22) don’t forget to mention the local oracle

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


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 21)

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.

spicelin property services

norris carpentry

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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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

maid 2 shine

tel: 01732 843659 mobile: 07887 566948 info@champcomputers.co.uk www.champcomputers.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!

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)

CommunitY CAre unity care solutions ltd

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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apc manpower computer services

mobile: 07909 975 806 Contact: ian

tel: 01892 257057 mobile:07867771078 service@pcmanpower.co.uk

offers invited! Call for more details. (see colour ad on page 20)

CleAning eva & steve cleaning services mobile: 07854 837327 Contact: eva reliable cleaning with competitive rates. Fully insured. references available. 6 years experience.

ComPuter suPPort champ computer services

tel: 01732 852707 mobile: 07976 867088 maid_2shine@btinternet.com

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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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 don’t forget to mention the local oracle

pw computer solutions Based in Paddock Wood tel: 01892 576376 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 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 16)


c-d CurtAin sPeCiAlists lJ curtains tel: 01622 719079 ljcurtains@btinternet.com www.ljcurtains.co.uk made to measure curtains, all soft furnishings & accessories, valences, pelmets, swags & tails. All blinds venetian, roman, roller and vertical. Free design & measuring service.

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.

g J services West malling mobile: 07764 684495 tel: 01732 872125 Contact: guy Williams gjservices@btinternet.com Painting decorating general maintenance Wall papering tiling 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 general maintenance (see colour ad on page 22)

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

douBle glAZing 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) 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) don’t forget to mention the local oracle

e-f eduCAtion the malling school & holmsdale technology college www.themallingschool.kent.sch.uk www.holmesdale.kent.sch.uk open evenings and school visits. (see colour ad on page 17)

eleCtriCiAns able electrical services tel: 01732 669168 mob: 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. 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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FenCing parkers Fencing & gate automation tel: 01732 874487 Fax: 01732 522359 mobile: 07787 157618 Contact: darren Parker www.parkersfencing.co.uk All types of fencing - wooden and metal supplied and erected. gates, railings, barriers, on site welding; landscaping, block paving, patios, decking, pergolas. Family run business. Free quotes. over 18 yrs experience.

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garage door associates showroom and head office 18 holborough road, snodland tel: 01732 590085 www.garagedoorassociates.co.uk supply and install all makes and styles of garage door. repairs and spares Automation diY advice. Awnings recommended by Kent trading standards

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

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.

g-k 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

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B WRIGHT LANDSCAPES LTD Design & Construction

patios driveways, decking brickwork all aspects of landscaping

www.bwrightlandscapes.co.uk brett@bwrightlandscapes.co.uk tel: 01732 842475 mobile: 07958 546858 visit our website to see our work don’t forget to mention the local oracle

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.


g gAs & heAting sPeCiAlists cannon services (uk) ltd tel: 01732 424061 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: 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

i-k ironing serviCes 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 ÂŁ1.35

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KitChens kensington scott unit 4, tannery road tonbridge, tn9 1rF tel: 01732 369129 info@kensingtonscott.co.uk www.kensingtonscott.co.uk

leAFlets the local oracle tel: 01732 844246/521494 info@thelocaloracle.co.uk www.thelocaloracle.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)

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 22)

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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)

loft ladders tel: 01732 840744 (evening) mobile: 07751 256725 (day) Contact: michael loft ladders supplied and fitted with a hinged hatch. Also loft flooring. Qualified City and guilds carpenter. Fully insured for your peace of mind. All work guaranteed. Will mAtCh AnY estimAte. Free QuotAtions.

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carol michie d.o. 3 Clavadel road, Paddock Wood Kent tn12 6eW

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

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gosC/BoA registered osteopath with 25 years of experience. 8.30am, daytime and weekend appointments available. Free local parking.


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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.

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dog Walking Pet Boarding Pet sitting Feeding and cleaning out east Peckham & surrounding areas. All services tailored to your needs Call for full details and prices Public liability insurance.

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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han’s pet services tel: 01622 872318 mobile: 07757 629396

dps plastering tonbridge

sekevia ltd

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

mobile: 07970 147 980 Contact: sean Pratt sean@sekevia.co.uk maria@sekevia.co.uk landscape and Paving specialists driveways, Patios, garden Projects (see colour ad on page 23)

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

PerForming Arts pauline Quirke academy K College, Brook street, tonbridge

longmead plastering

mobile: 07961 387798 verity@pqacademy.com

tel: 01732 365095 mobile: 07742 505799 Contact: Andy info@longmeadplastering.co.uk www.longmeadplastering.co.uk

Provides tuition in comedy & drama, musical theatre, film & television for 4-18 year olds. saturday afternoons. Call to book a free taster session.

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

Pest Control Pest Control

All aspects of Pest Control Fully Insured Family run business Call: 01732 758025 Mobile: 07879 473298 Contact: Lee Wright enquiries@sospestcontrol.co.uk www.sospestcontrol.co.uk

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 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 reg. Approved member of KCC ‘Buy With Confidence’ scheme


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Qualitree services

mobile: 07754 021 163 info@chummys-paddockwood.co.uk chummys-paddockwood.co.uk

tel: 01622 208426 Contact: gary everest sales@qualitree-services.co.uk www.qualitree-services.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 20)

tree surgery & garden maintenance. Professional, fully insured & value for money. 18 years experience with nPtC qualified staff. Call today for Your Free Quotation.

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.

TELEPHONE ENGINEER hybrid telecom tunbridge Wells tel: 01892 670321 mob: 0773 600 8802 support@hybrid-telecom.co.uk slow broadband at home? Poor wireless coverage? Want an alternative to Bt? We can help with telephone, Broadband, network and Computer related issues for home or business. Call or email to arrange a free consultation.

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

TURFING SERVICES 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 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*

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

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eVents page mondays 9.30am hi-lo Aerobics and toning at east Peckham Community Centre 01732 529654 or 07981 831745 monday 9.30-10.30am Fitness Kettlebells classes at the teen & 20 Club, tonbridge. 01732 361578 mondays 10-11am sweat! at horsmonden methodist Church hall, lane, horsmonden. For all ages & fitness abilities. £5 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 6.30pm-8pm Capel Cricket Club under 13s at mascalls school. £3. All equipment provided. mondays 7.30-9pm dancercise at Christ Church, hight st, t. Wells. All levels & abilities 16-65+. lynn 01732 771352 mondays 7.30-8.30pm sweat! at horsmonden Primary school For all ages & fitness abilities. £5. naomi 07855 972 359 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 9–10am sweat at st James Church,st James rd,tunbridge Wells suitable for all - £5 naomi on 07855 972 359 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 9.30 –11 am dancercise. st Paul’s Church, rusthall. All abilities ages 16-65+. lynn 01732 771352 Weds 10-11am ‘Fit and Fabulous’ for over 65’s at horsmonden methodist Ch, Furnace lane, 07855 972 359 £5 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 8-9pm dance Fit at horsmonden methodist Church hall, Furnace lane, horsmonden £5 07855 972 359 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 Fellowship at the tonbridge Baptist Church hall, darenth Avenue, tonbridge. Contact 01732 366262 thursdays 6pm ZumBA fitness class at matfield village hall. All welcome call tanya 07531 839159 thursdays 5.45-6.30pm Capel Cricket Club infant school age coaching at Five oak green Park £2 All equipment provided. 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 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 -11 am 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 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 (1st & last) 6.30pm Beacon of Light, Spiritualist Healing Church, Delarue Hall, Tonbridge. Sheena 07811 575978 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 April - 2 Oct Marle Place & Gallery open every day except Thurs. Adult £5.50, Concs £5, Children £2, wheelchair free. 8-9 september 10-4pm/11-4pm Craft exhibition at tonbridge Parish Church. Craft stall, cake stall and more. tuesday 11 sept 7.30pm hadlow Flower Club old school hall sophie Beaney. All welcome £4.50 16-30th september 10am-5pm the sculpture show at marle Place gardens & gallery. Brenchley,tonbridge, Kent tn12 Wed 19 sept 7.45pm tonbridge rsPB group at st Philip’s Church, salisbury rd. “A lane in Brazil” £2/3/4 Wednesday 26 sept 2.15pm the tonbridge Flower Arrangement Club in the medway hall of the Angel Centre, £5 thursday 27 sept 7.30pm for 7.45pm north tonbridge Flower Arrangers at the medway hall, the Angel Centre, £5 thursday 27 sept 7 for 7.30pm PW Flower Club at the day Centre, Commercial road, Paddock Wood. £4 saturday 29 sept 3pm/7.45pm the Priory Players present two one and nines Please at matfield vh. 01892 532113 saturday 6 oct nCt nearly new sale at hugh Christie College, tonbridge tn10 4Pu saturday 13 october 10am-3pm Craft Fair east Peckham methodist Church, stalls and gifts available, lunch, coffee

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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

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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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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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