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the independent magazine for the local community Your local area page is on our web site at: www.theworkslocal.com/linden

Season’s Greetings Greetings to all our readers!


Please mention TheWorksLocal when responding to adverts Welcome to the latest edition of The Works Local. This magazine is sent free to homes in your area on a bi-monthly basis. It is your link to keeping in touch with what is happening on your doorstep and find out about local businesses. If you have any views that you would like to express, or information that you would like to pass on to other residents, please email info@theworkslocal.com or phone 0871 288 7285 and we will add it to the magazine for free. Visit our web site for more news & info: www.theworkslocal.com

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Beauty Salon

Spoil yourself with a little ‘ME’ time! 18 Mount Pleasant, Kingsway Tel: 01452 723879 Please visit my website for full list of treatments

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We are a local, Gloucester, family run company, based in Brockworth WE OFFER RELIABLE & CONSISTANT CARE IN YOUR HOME Care can be full time live-in Or Short periods, from ½hr, to suit you We can assist you with: Personal Care – Bathing/Showering Preparation of, and help with, Meals Light Household Tasks – Dusting, Cleaning, Washing, Ironing, Shopping. For further details/inquiries please ring Jenny or Lisa on 01452 526150


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Editor: Stacey Thomas I am the publisher for all The Works magazines and I am now looking to submit some interesting articles, which I hope, will complement our already popular magazine. I live in Gloucester with my baby daughter, husband and cocker spaniel. I enjoy walking, gardening and anything that makes me laugh! For future issues I will be looking for local topics, your opinions (good or bad!), stories & people of interest so any suggestions would be most welcomed - please email info@theworkslocal.com. As a community magazine we are always trying to extend our links with local businesses and believe that our low budget advertising offers could be the answer to promoting your business during the current “credit crunch� climate.

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What’s On Get the latest updates each week by following us on @glosevents. Text glosevents to 86444 or go to twitter.com/glosevents WHAT

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Leckhampton Christmas Ho Ho Ho-Down

Leckhampton Village Hall

Saturday 18th December 8.0011.30pm

Shine up ya boots and have some yee-ha fun before the relatives arrive at The Christmas Ho Ho Ho-Down! Live music with the Jellied Reels playing a stomping mix of contemporary ceilidh music and well known tunes. There’s no bar so it’s a cheap night out with BYO tipple. Kick-off the festive season in style. Your Christmas starts here! And most importantly, all proceeds go to the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Tickets £12.50 per person to be bought in advance. Please contact Rosie on 07814 756039 or email rosie@leckhamptononline.co.uk to book your tickets.

Mince Pie Special

Dean Forest Railway

Monday 27th December & Saturday 1st January

Come and enjoy a day on the Dean Forest Railway! Get an early train and stop off at Parkend for a brisk forest walk and perhaps a drink in one of the real ale pubs! See more of the medieval forest in its winter guise from the warm train * Look out for the deer and wild boar * Unlimited travel for the day on a steam train * Enjoy a complimentary mince pie * Free parking, museum, gift shop & cafeteria at Norchard 01594 845840

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Saturdays: 10am-11am Thursdays: 7pm - 8pm

Zumba combines Latin rhythms with easy to learn dance moves and is the ideal exercise for those who loath the gym! So why not come and try the fitness sensation that everyone’s talking about?! Classes cost £5 per session Open to ages 16+ all abilities. No booking required, just turn up. For more details visit the Customer Services Desk or visit the website www.gloucesterquays.co.uk

Event organisers- add your event here & online for free- just email info@theworkslocal.com with the details Mistletoe Mile Swim Do you enjoy swimming and are you looking for something to get fit for? If so, register now and get your goggles out to swim 1 mile in December and raise sponsorship for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Pools You can visit a pool of your choice and attempt to swim the mile in one go, or build up your distance over the month of December. Or you can take part in the adjudicated event being organised at Dursley Swimming Pool on Sunday 19 December 2010 9 – 11am where a volunteer will count your lengths and all swimmers will be offered complimentary mince pies for completing the mile. Why swim? This swimming campaign is being fronted by Margaret Algar, a supporter of Sue Ryder. Margaret swam solo across the English Channel in 2009 in aid of Leckhampton Court Hospice, just seven years after learning to swim properly! Margaret says ‘This swim is a perfect opportunity to train and achieve something really special before the party season. Swimming is great exercise for everyone so get your friends, family and colleagues to join in or sponsor you for taking on this challenge’. Registration Its £5 to register and all swimmers are asked to raise as much sponsorship as they can for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice. Register to take part online by visiting www.suerydercare.org/swimamile . All participants will receive training advice and support from Margaret Algar, along with a fundraising pack and certificate to display your achievement. The top three fundraisers will win a free swimming lesson from Margaret, who is a level 2 ASA licensed swim teacher, so you can perfect your techniques!


Please mention TheWorksLocal when responding to adverts DAVE’S TOP TIPS Using Wall plugs Many types of wall plugs exist and new designs are being brought out all of the time. Make sure that you use the correct drill and the correct screw or else the fixing will not work. Wall plugs should not be used in hollow plasterboard walls as other fixings are available for this. Mark the length of the plug on the drill using some tape. If you are drilling through a wall that has old plaster that is likely to flake then it is best of you drill a little deeper and ensure that the plug is pushed through the plaster and into the masonry behind, so that the plaster does not crack when the screw is tightened. Before drilling a hole into a wall you must ensure that no services such as pipes or cables are running where you intend to drill. When drilling through plaster into masonry it is best if you do not use hammer action until you hit the masonry. If you try to drill the plaster using hammer action you could damage the plaster and could drill the hole in the wrong place. When you reach the desired depth you can remove the drill from the hole. Insert the correct size wall plug and tap it home with a hammer. Remember if the plaster is likely to flake tap the plug further into the brickwork so as to prevent flaking when the plug expands. Finally insert the correct size screw and tighten up. Regards Dave Stevens. If in doubt call me (see main advert for number) and I will do the investigating for you. Disclaimer. All advice above is given in goodwill with many years experience. We cannot guarantee however that your problems will be rectified so please, if in doubt call us before undertaking any works yourself.

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This Month’s Competition Soduku Quiz Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through to 9. Simply tell us the digit that fits in the centre square for a chance to win a £20 gift voucher for The Accessories Shop- a great range of homeware, home accessories, gifts and craft items at www.the-accessories-shop.co.uk. Entries can be made by email to info@theworkslocal.com, by phone or text to 0871 288 7285 (leave msg on answerphone if no answer) or by post to 43 Hawthorne Ave, Gloucester GL4 4QB. Calls to 0871 numbers cost up to 10p per minute from landlines. Mobiles and other networks may vary. You can also us @glosevents. Follow us on www.twitter.com/glosevents or text glosevents to 86444 and reply to our latest post with your answer. Please include your name, address and telephone number in your entry. A winner will be selected at random from the entries with the correct answer. The quiz closes on 20 January and winners will be contacted after this date.

Last Month The answer was 3 and the winner was Karen Gardner


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Local Solicitors ‘tie up’ with Will Aid Support ‘Will Aid’ with local solicitors Tayntons LLP based in Clarence Street, Gloucester who are participating in the campaign again this year. Their Wills & Probate experts will prepare straightforward Wills ‘free of charge’ and in return those participating will be invited to make a donation to the Will Aid Charity. The level of the donation is up to you but the Charity suggests £75.00 for a single Will and £110.00 for two mirror Wills. Will Aid is an umbrella charity which raises money for Action Aid, The British Red Cross, Christian Aid, Help the Aged, the NSPCC, Save the Children UK, Sightsavers International, SCIAT and Trocaire. Since Tayntons LLP first participated in the Will Aid Campaign they have raised over £9,000 in donations. This year, Tayntons LLP are going the ‘extra mile’ by offering people who make Wills under the Will Aid Campaign the opportunity to complete one unregistered Lasting Power of Attorney for a significantly discounted price of £150.00 + VAT. Martin Roberts explains that “Enduring Powers of Attorney used to be very popular and useful but since a change in the law which took affect on the 1st October 2007, it hasn’t been possible for any new ones to be completed. To avoid a Court of Protection application if you haven’t got an EPA and you become incapable of making decisions for yourself, the only option is a Lasting Power of Attorney. These are complex and costly documents to put in place and as a result very few are completed. For some people, the importance of these documents can’t be emphasised enough and cost is a factor. Tayntons LLP want to allow people the opportunity to put these arrangements in place for the future by offering a significant saving on our normal charges during the Will Aid Campaign” To take advantage of participating in the Will Aid Campaign and Tayntons LLP Lasting Power of Attorney offer, please contact Martin Roberts or Tristan Lewis on 0800 389 7203 and bring this article along with you at your first meeting. For more information visit www.tayntons.co.uk


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At a recent awards ceremony held at the Houses of Parliament, Gloucester based training company Envesca has been recognised as one of the best in the country by national awarding body CIEH (Chartered Institute of Environmental Health). The company founded 15 years ago by Gloucester residents, Sue & Simon Ellis won awards for: •

Best CIEH Accredited Training Centre

Best CIEH Health & Safety Trainer Award (Simon Ellis)

Best Health & Safety Candidate 2009 (Robert Scholefield)

Sue and Simon started Envesca working from their converted garage on Abbeymead before opening offices on Stroud Road in the city over three years ago. On receiving the awards the couple said: “We are extremely proud to have gained this recognition and would like to thank the many local businesses that have helped us establish Envesca as a leading Gloucestershire training company.” Envesca specialise in Food Safety and Health & Safety training either on site at their Stroud Road training suite, at public venues throughout the county or on customer’s premises. For further information contact Sue Ellis 01452 502113

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IT’S WILD WINTER FOR WEST MIDLAND SAFARI PARK Wild Winter Weekends are now in full flow at West Midland Safari Park as the Animal Reserves along with Discovery Trail open every weekend up until 13th February 2011. In December the Park is open every day too, from 1st until 24th. You will be able to encounter the fastest land animal on earth in Cheetah Plains, along with a magnificent display of rare and exotic animals in the 100-acre, fourmile, all-weather drive-through safari. There’s also the only pride of rare White Lions in the UK; the largest family group of White Tigers and more than 600 exotic animals from Elephants to Wild Dogs and Giraffe to Wallaby. There’s plenty to explore on foot too; including Discovery Trail with Twilight Cave -home to free flying bats, jumping rats and rare and mysterious Aye aye; there’s Seal Island and friendly Animal and Reptile Encounters too. In the Reptile House you’ll see all kinds of snakes and reptiles from all over the world. The Sealion Theatre has several stunning performances daily and is where you can watch South African Fur Seals perform their very latest antics in this 15 minute Show. Standard winter admission prices are £9.99 adults, £7.99 children 3-16 years and £8.99 for concessions. And, there’s a 10% saving on family tickets of 2 adults and two children costing just £32.36. Including a free return ticket. The winter admission charge includes the attractions listed. The amusement area and rides are closed for winter. West Midland Safari Park fully opens on Saturday, 19th February 2011. Further information is available from the Park’s website www.wmsp.co.uk or by phone 01299 402114.


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Dimensions 3: Time for Something Different? (Specialist Kitchen, Bathroom & Bedroom Manufacturers) We are always looking to promote our local businesses and this month we are focusing on Dimensions 3. At this time of year many people think about making changes to their homes, All be it the bedroom, bathroom or perhaps the kitchen? Well if you are looking for new ideas, something special or a little bit different for your home why not visit Dimensions 3 just off the A40 at Churcham. Dimensions 3 are a Kitchen, Bathroom and Bedroom Specialist and although relatively unknown locally has been in business for about seven years, currently based on the Churcham Business Park. The Company is now being recognised for its innovative approach to creating modern kitchens and bathrooms. Their company has a growing reputation for manufacturing and fitting quality products for its retail and trade customers. All furniture is manufactured at Dimensions 3.

The showroom alone is worth a visit, as it allows you not only to see just some of the eye catching furniture on display, but also observe first hand the clean and orderly manufacturing facility. Part of the customer service offering allows customers to see their furniture actually being produced! One of their state of the art designer kitchens was recently the subject of an article in the nationally recognised magazine “Essential Kitchen, Bathroom and Bedrooms”. The article presented a kitchen designed, manufactured and installed by Dimensions 3. This contemporary kitchen included an Island Unit capable of being used not only as a worktop, but also for family meals and as a focal point where the family could congregate also. An example of this type of kitchen layout is currently on show at Dimensions 3 so drop in to take a look or book an appointment if you wish a full tour of the premises. A visit may prompt some contemporary ideas of your own which Dimensions 3 could help you to develop and transform from a perception to reality. Ring Dimensions 3, today for an appointment on 01452 750409 – I’m sure you will not regret it.


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Local Business Focus Fords Sheds have been selling all sizes of sheds for nearly 30 years and in a lot of cases we erect them for customers as well. In these credit crunch/recession times we have also been offering a service to refelt, repair and retreat sheds. Some sheds are not repairable and we do sometimes offer to take old sheds down and take them away when we are supplying a new shed. In a lot of cases you can extend the life of the building by maybe putting in a few new boards, refelting the roof and retreating the whole building and we have done a lot of that type of work for people recently. Our sheds come treated in spirit based treatment and we have now started selling 5 litre cans of the treatment.

We have also started selling ecobases - these are 500 x 500 sections of eco friendly 100% recycled plastic and they come delivered to your door with a sheet of permeable membrane and the pins to secure the grids together. They are a lightweight alternative to paving slabs and extend the life of sheds as they keep them dry and ventilated. It also means that if you want to move and take your shed with you then you can now also take your base with you. They work well under sheds, greenhouses, log cabins, summerhouses etc. See www.ecobase.biz We can be contacted on 01452 527031 or emailed or you can look at our website www.fordssheds.co.uk

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HANDS AROUND THE WORLD – GIVING A HAND, NOT A HANDOUT Do you ever get to wondering how you could inject a little excitement into your world? We can promise you a life-changing experience... and not just for you! If you are aged between 21 and 75 and you would like to spend some time in Africa or India, sharing your skills and experience with those for whom each day can be a challenge, please keep reading. Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire-based charity HANDS AROUND THE WORLD is looking for ordinary people, with between 3 weeks and 6 months to give. Useful skills include counselling, engineering, community nursing, teaching, management advice, occupational therapy, learning support, DIY, foster caring and physiotherapy. This list is not exhaustive - we’re happy to chat to you about whatever you might be able to offer. Sometimes what is needed most is just a listening ear or a bit of encouragement and advice. You might have just what we’re looking for!

We need people who aren’t afraid of a bit of hard work, who are willing to be flexible and openminded and who realise that the most important part of our work is making a long-lasting difference to the vulnerable and often orphaned children we seek to support. Along the way, you’ll pick up new friends, new skills and a new perspective on life. Old friends are not forgotten either – our volunteers travel with at least one other person, and that person could be your husband, friend or daughter. Alternatively, you could walk on the wild side and let us find you a travelling companion. Volunteers are asked to cover their basic costs, and to make a donation to HATW. Basic accommodation is provided by our overseas partners. For more information or just to chat about the options available, please get in touch with Joanna on 01600 740317 / joanna@hatw.org.uk

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Characters in Our Community: A Kennel Club Star In this edition we focus on Dorothy Bridge, a lady in the Community who is considered a star by the Kennel Club of Great Britain for her charitable work in Organising Dog shows for Charity. Since Dorothy moved to Gloucester in 1954, she has since dedicated her life to breeding and showing her prized family of shih-tzu dogs and the walls of her lounge are decorated with photographs of her dogs and numerous rosettes which are representative of the many show prizes awarded to her “family”. Her dogs are always entered for the prestigious National Crufts Dog show, in which she has been close to winning several times, and achieved a valuable runners up award in the Puppy Class during the year 2000 Championships.

Dorothy pictured with her family of Dogs

Dorothy’s other passion is her charity work and it is in this area that she has been recognised by the Kennel Club. In January Dorothy will have organised her 100th Companion dog show! Companion dog shows are charity dog shows, and are open to anyone who wishes to enter their dog, irrespective of breed. Shows can have as many as 30 – 40 different classes or categories, with prizes for each one. For the more serious owners there are 8 classes for Pedigree dogs and 3 classes for Obedience. However, these are supplemented by novelty categories for Veterans and Junior Handlers made up of Beauty and Novelty categories like: Best Condition, Best 6 Legs (Dog and owner!) Best Party Trick, Most Appealing Face and even one for Waggiest Tail! Everyone who enters the show has a good chance of taking home a prize. Although it is a competition, it is also very much a social and enjoyable occasion for everyone involved. Dorothy organises a show on a monthly basis between September and April with shows currently held at the Innsworth Community Hall. Each Companion show is held in aid of a specific Charity. Charities which have benefited from Dorothy’s work include: the Heart Foundation, Air Ambulance, the Donkey Sanctuary and more recently “Help the Heroes”. However, there are many other charities that also benefit and Dorothy often finds it difficult to keep everyone happy. The Kennel Club has nominated Dorothy as the “Best Companion Dog Show Organiser of the Year”. She will be presented with an award and trophy during the companion show to be held in January, which will coincide with the completion of 100 shows. A tremendous achievement, which deserves recognition for this valuable contribution to Charity and the Community. On Monday evenings, at the Longlevens Community Centre, Dorothy specialises in teaching Ring craft, and as a highly skilled teacher, teaches the art of showing dogs in the show ring. Check with Dorothy on 01452 311775 if you are interested. Dorothy’s fervour for her dogs and her work are very evident, therefore, if you want the chance to show off your pet dog, why not try one of Dorothy’s shows, the kids might love it too. Give it a go! The next shows are at Innsworth on the 27th December and January 15th 2011. Finally from the Community let’s give Dorothy our heartiest congratulations for her achievements to date and hope that she has continued success into the future, allowing many Charities to prosper from Dorothy’s commitment.


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Advertise / Include Leaflets in Our Local Magazines The Works Local magazines offer an affordable alternative to the Citizen, Echo and Forester newspapers, with a much better return on investment. Why Choose The Works Local Magazines? • • • • • • •

Lowest prices with additional discounts available for long-term advertising, plus your advert is displayed free online Experience- over 4 years of publications and an established reader base Reliable, accurate and monitored distribution- we do not use friends and family, volunteers or anyone under the age of 21 Efficient service and transparency of information Include your own leaflets in the magazines from only £30 We are not part of a franchise you can be sure of a format unique to the area Compact & tailored with a better return on investment than newspapers plus we do not cram the pages full of adverts like some local directories- this is not a sub-division of the yellow pages, it is something that the community actually reads!

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wedding flowers

by

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Linden Local  

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