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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 or phone (01452) 530381 and we will add it to the magazine for free. Visit our web site for more news & info: The Works cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions or endorse companies, products or services that appear in this magazine. Designed & distributed by

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Local Contact Information Abbeymead Primary School Mead Road, Abbeymead, Gloucester, GL4 5YS 01452 371 710 Heron Primary School Heron Way, Abbeydale, Gloucester, GL4 4BN 01452 415 105 Christchurch Church Heron Way, Abbeydale, Gloucester GL4 5EQ 01452 423483 The Hadwen Medical Practice Glevum Way Surgery, Glevum Way, Abbeydale, Gloucester GL4 4BL 01452 529 933 Upton St Leonards Parish Church Reverend Paul Leckey, The Rectory, 12 Bondend Road, Upton St Leonards GL4 8AG 01452 627828 Upton St Leonards Primary School Bondend Road, Upton St Leonards GL4 8ED 01452 616109 Abbeydale Sports & Community Centre Glevum Way, Abbeydale, Gloucester GL4 4BL 01452 301492 The Kings Head Gloucester Road, Gloucester GL4 8AA 01452 616 042 The Turmut-Hoer Mead Rd, Abbeymead, Gloucester GL4 5GL 01452 627 918 Abbeymead Lodge Care Home Abbeymead Avenue, Abbeymead, Gloucester GL4 5GR 01452 617566


Editor: Stacey Thomas

Hi, I am the publisher for all The Works magazines, I live in Abbeydale with my baby son, daughter, husband and mad 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 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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Twyver Women’s Institute Sandra welcomed everyone to our May meeting. We were shown the beautiful card made by Chris Simpson, which won the competition at the Spring Show. This lovely Diamond Jubilee card is now to be posted to HM Queen and we all agreed that it was something our WI could be proud of - thanks to Chris. Janine is hoping to form a choir for the WI Choir of the Centenary in 2015 so encouraged us all to consider joining as she has now found a choir leader. There was mention of the Jubilee Group meeting at St Barnabas Church Hall; the trips to Wells, plus Clark's village, and Highclere Castle; a Garden Party at Cirencester Agricultural College as well as the 50miles sponsored run completed by a Gloucestershire WI member to aid the women of a village in Burundi setting up a market garden. We were also informed of an open competition - The Great Malvern Bake-Off - to be held at The Malvern Autumn show. The theme is 'The Queen's Diamond Jubilee' and chef Jean Christophe Novelli will be judging one of the classes of baking skills. We were reminded that Twyver WI is to arrange the refreshments at the Village Hall on the Saturday of 'Diamond Jubilee Weekend' Our speaker for the evening was Mr John Putley talking about the Roman and Medieval Barber. The Barber, Surgeon and Apothecary were separate trades and, generally, illness was dealt with by itinerants from religious orders such as friars. However in 1260, the Pope banned religious orders from spilling blood so from this date the barbers began to gain knowledge to set limbs and perform other operations. Any of the four 'humours' of blood, phlegm, black or yellow bile thought to be out of balance was deemed to be the reason for illness. To horrified groans, we were shown various 'tools' and blood letting implements. Blood letting was a popular 'cure' in medieval times as it was believed to be therapeutic to relieve the body of excess blood. Leeches were also used followed by 'cupping' and we were shown Mr Putley's 'pet' leech in a jam jar of water – his next feed of Mr Putley's own blood is due in August! Lots of the 'cures' still hold some relevance today although not much could prevent the many occurrences of 'plague', septicaemic, pneumonic or bubonic, the latter amazingly gave the best chance of survival. After this very interesting talk, refreshments were served, the raffle was drawn and birthday gifts distributed. Twyver WI meets at 7.30pm in Upton Village Hall on the 2nd Monday of each month. Please come and join us on Please come and join us on June 11th for a talk by Simon Grodentz of 'G Fitness' th about Nutrition and Fitness. July 9 will be our Summer's Evening Social Event.

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Cheltenham’s newly opened Ultrasound Slimming company may well be the answer to all our prayers, a slimming device that gives your figure a little helping hand by removing those stubborn pockets of fat that won’t disappear however many times you diet and exercise. The process lasts 30 minutes, a maximum of 15 minutes in a chosen area and can be used to disperse fat in areas such as thighs, hips, stomach and arms. The ultrasound waves are delivered in pulses breaking down excess fat. The hand piece is used by the consultant gliding over the targeted area. You feel a very slight energy pulse, but there is no discomfort or soreness during or after treatment. In between sessions you should drink plenty of water, keep alcohol consumption to a minimum and ensure you are active to encourage lymph flow and blood circulation, which supports the removal of fat cells from the body. The number of sessions required depends on how many inches you want to lose. Two treatments per week are recommended over a 6 to 8 week period. Noticeable results are often visible after between 6 to 8 sessions, where you can expect to see smoother, firmer skin, a reduction in cellulite and reduced levels of body fat. A course of treatments can range from a minimum of 6 to a maximum of 20 sessions in any one area, and will vary depending on the area and volume of fat being targeted and the inch loss required. As this is a new treatment for most, Ultra Sound Slimming are inviting clients for a free consultation at their new salon in the Promenade, Cheltenham. So why not make an appointment and pop in during your next work break or shopping trip and make the most of their free consultation and offer to readers.

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What’s On

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Gloucester North Men’s Probus Club

Wotton Hall Club

Fortnightly on a Monday at 10.00

Probus is non-sectarian, non-political organisation for retirees, or semi-retirees, to provide social events, scheduled speakers from a wide range of interests, and hobbies, day trips, and meals out. For further details, please contact Gerald 01452 713794 or Paul 01452 371160

Upton St Leonards WI

Village Hall, Bondend Road, Upton St Leonards

1st Monday of month at 7.30 p.m

Women’s Institute meeting. Come and join a friendly group of ladies and listen to our interesting speakers. See our website at or telephone 01452 614957. Visitors and new members welcome.

Scottish Dancing

Kingsholm School, Sebert Street

Tuesdays during Termtime

New season starts September 6 at 7.30pm. Beginners welcome. For more details ring 01452 306857 or see website

Twyver WI

Village Hall, Bondend Road, Upton St Leonards

2nd Monday of each month

You are welcome to join us at our friendly WI for talks & outings etc. For more information, call Sandra Lewis 01452-859421

Gloucester Ladies Probus Club

St Lawrence Church Rooms, Barnwood

1st and 3rd Wednesda y of each month

Come and join our friendly group for coffee, talks and various activities. Call Pam for more info on 611564

Gloucester Country Market

St John's Hall, St Johh's Lane, Gloucester

Every Thursday 8.30am to 12.30 pm

Home made produce available - Cakes, Savouries, preserves, plants, crafts, vegetables, free range eggs; refreshments served to 12.15 pm

Children's Workshop Beatrix Potter

The House of the Tailor Gloucester, Westgate Street Gloucester, GL1 2NJ

Saturday 30th June 2012

Come along and listen to the story of Peter Rabbit then make a collage. Times: 10.00am - 1.00pm Cost(s): £1 per child Booking: Essential, phone or email Trudi Ochiltree. Book early to avoid disappointment. Eligibility: For Children aged 5 - 10 years

Charity Abseil

St Barnabas Church Tower, Stroud Road, Gloucester

Saturday 30th June 2012

Take a leap of faith, experience the thrill and help to support Listening Post Counselling Service. For more information and to secure your place contact Linda or Jacqui on 01452 383820

Barn on the Farm Music Festival

Over Farm

6th-9th July 2012

Over Farm, just outside the city centre, becomes a miniature Glastonbury for the funky, friendly and downright farmy 'Barn on the Farm Festival'. The 2011 event saw headline act Ed Sheeran take to the stage just days before hitting the charts and becoming the biggest solo artist Britain has seen in years; don't miss this year's festival and see those next big things in an intimate, barn environment!

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The Cotswold Show 2012

Bathurst Estate Cirencester Park, GL7 2BU

Saturday 30th June & Sunday 1st July 2012

Come and join us for an action-packed, family fun day out at Cirencester Park. Plenty to do and see for all the family. Lots of events and attractions including: Dog displays/training/agility/show, Monster Trucks, Laser clay shooting, Falconry, Rare breeds, Old Tyme Fun Fair See website for more information Tickets available from Cirencester Tourist Information at the Corinium Museum phone 01285 654180

The Royal International Air Tattoo 2012

RAF Fairford

Saturday 7th July Sunday 8th July 2012

Few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the world's greatest airshow with over 300 aircraft taking part. Join us to help celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. With over two miles of static aircraft, interactive activities and ground exhibitions including: RAF Red Arrows Display Team, Flight simulators, Cars, Shopping malls, Fairground, FREE admission for under 16s and FREE car parking Call the Ticket Office on 0800 107 1940 - no tickets available on the gate

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival 2012

Meadow below Tewkesbury Abbey

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July 2012

The Festival has been going for over 25 years with thousands of re-enactors and visitors travelling from around the country to re-create the 1471 'Battle of Tewkesbury'. Come and join us for a fun exciting day out and watch the reenactment take place. Battle commences at 4pm. Lots to do and see for all the family including: food drink 15th century market traders music plus lots more.

Gloucester Quays Food Festival

Gloucester Quays

20th-22nd July 2012

Following a scorching debut in 2011, our fantastic Food Festival returns. Expect mouth-watering dishes, virtuoso cooking demos and masterclasses, great live music and entertainment, a myriad of market stalls selling fine food, drink and cookware and plenty of surprises! Keep your eyes peeled for announcements regarding our celebrity chefs for 2012 and lots more over the coming months...

Summer in Gloucester Celebrations


28th July4th August 2012

The city's annual summer celebration, with funfair, carnival procession, family fun days, spectacular fireworks and much more! For more information please contact Gloucester Tourist Information Centre on 01452 396572 or visit

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Flower Festival Christchurch, Abbeydale Saturday 2nd June 10.30 - 4.30 Sunday 3rd June 12.30- 4.30 Monday 4th June 10.30 4.30 Theme : "Stories from the Bible" plus Queens Diamond Jubilee display. Tea/coffee and light

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Dave’s top tips Sourcing supplies and information I often get asked, “Where can I source my materials or even get some design ideas”? Maybe you are looking at some options for an upcoming bathroom-remodeling project. The reply is usually to source the basic materials locally from a few of the big chain stores so if you should under order, then obtaining a few more tiles or fixings becomes less hassle. However the information about differing designs and options to your project can be limited by the experience of the staff that, “will be able to give advice on their own products”, but may have limited knowledge in other brands or available options to your project. With this in mind, and after the huge success of the “Dave’s top tips” editorial over the past years I have decided to help bridge the gap somewhat. I have created a website at with information not only about us, but also with a host of online tips including some very informative and humorous video tutorials. Along with allowing advertisers on the sidebars you should see some content aware advertising from other companies. For example, if you are reading a page about bathrooms, then you should see adverts displaying baths or taps. You may not get an exact match at these early days, but expect things to become more streamlined as the site is used. We hope you enjoy using the site and find its content useful and informative and do keep coming back as new tutorials and tips are being added frequently. 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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Wall and floor tiling Kitchen and Bathroom fitting Heating and Plumbing repairs Garden taps, extra radiators, power showers General building repairs and maintenance Roofing repairs and maintenance Guttering & Upvc cladding Single to double socket outlets, RCDs fitted Power to garage or sheds Outside security lighting New fuse boards And much much more

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Useful Numbers Gloucestershire County Council Highways Agency Police (non emergency) Crimestoppers (anonymous) Emergency Gas (Transco) Emergeny Electricity (Central Networks) Emergency Water (Severn Trent)

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