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JUNE 2012

Hampshire Heritage

Eastleigh's Gordon GT Supercar

D-Day

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Dear Neighbours You should be receiving this month’s magazine during the Jubilee weekend. This is the second year we’ve had an extended bank holiday, with the Royal Wedding last year and I remember from then what a wonderful sense of community spirit and optimism it brings to us all. With the news full of gloom, a few days enjoying life’s simple pleasures is a relief. On page 10 you’ll see that I’ve put details of a special Jubilee event taking place in Southampton on Tuesday 5th. It’s expected to be the biggest celebration outside of London and one that we are definitely planning to go along to. In fact June and July are two of the busiest months for special events and fairs and our usual “what’s on” section towards the back of the magazine lists many of these. I was doing some research this month for July and August’s magazine and was planning to mention the big sporting event taking place in London. Do I mean ‘The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games’? Yes I do, but one is only allowed to mention the event in print a) provided you use the right words b) as long as you don’t in any way associate yourself with it and c) provided you don’t use the logo, the rings or any of the other trademarked symbols. The best I could find was some advice that said including a mention in editorial ‘should’ be acceptable. With such a minefield, it becomes easier not to mention it at all. So enjoy ‘the 2012 games’ (another approved phrasing) on the television or in the press with their huge legal departments, because when it comes to publicising it here, I’m going to run a mile (groan, forgive the pun!). Till next time. Tania

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CONTENTS Hampshire Heritage – The Supercar Made In Eastleigh

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Diamond Jubilee Tribute

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Monthly Feature - D Day Commemorate or Celebrate?

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Humour Feature – Beach Uncool

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Advertiser Feature – Mystique Beauty

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Advertiser Feature – Eric Robinson Solicitors

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News from C.Ford & Winchester MP Steve Brine

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A Proverbial Life... - Pride Goes Before A Fall

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Working From Home

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Short Story – Bernard's Unlikely Catch

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Advertiser Feature – Masala Lounge

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A Gift To Share

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Advertiser Feature: Bowers of Abbotts Ann

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Advertiser Feature – The Village Veterinary Centre

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Patrick Lichfield: The Polaroids

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The Way I See It – News Sheet Or Confuse Sheet? 64 Gardening – Lawns

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Regular Local Events

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What's On

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DISCOVER HERITAGE

HAMPSHIRE HERITAGE The Supercar Made in Eastleigh ‘Supercar’ and ‘Eastleigh’ are words that don’t naturally seem to belong in the same sentence. The Lord Nelson class locomotives made in Eastleigh – of course. The supercar made in Maranello – indeed. But supercar and Eastleigh? Some mistake surely? No, no mistake. In 1960 John Gordon and Jim Keeble showed a prototype called the Gordon GT at that year’s Geneva Motor Show. Reviewing the prototype in October 1960, Autocar

magazine wrote, “This journal looks back on the most electrifying vehicle that it has ever tested.” But it would be another three years before their masterpiece came into production in a hangar at Eastleigh airport. Three years of struggling with all the difficulties that can beset a small team trying to produce an enormously ambitious new car on a miniscule budget. Their car, renamed the Gordon-Keeble, was heralded by a full-page advertisement in the 13

March 1964 issue of Autocar magazine. The advertisement took the form of a questionnaire. Some of the questions posed by the advert were: Do you like driving really fast? Do you like to have a car which all eyes admire? Do you like, on occasion, to amble along any old how in top gear? Do you like, on occasion, to make full use of a superb four-speed gearbox and go like a scalded cat? And Can you beg, borrow or steal £2,800? The car was a full four-seater with a decent sized boot. It

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was powered by a 5.4-litre V8 engine, the one used in the Chevrolet Corvette, mounted in a space-frame chassis, and clothed in a stunningly beautiful fibreglass body. The body design was the work of a new recruit to Bertone’s famous automotive styling studio in Turin, a young lad called Giorgetto Giugiaro. Car enthusiasts will have heard of him! It was only his second design assignment for Bertone. Half a century later, the young Giugiaro’s design still looks simply stunning and attracts admiration wherever the car is seen. As well as looking great, the car’s performance was electrifying (0-60 in about 6 seconds) and it handled well. The first production car was assembled in late 1963 and shown to the press at London’s Savoy hotel in December of that year. It was now called the GordonKeeble GK1. Every production car was tested by engineer Jim Keeble himself on a circuit of Hampshire roads that included Winchester, Sutton Scotney and the old Winchester by-pass. In his invaluable history of the GordonKeeble, author Charles

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Giles tells us that “any car which would not exceed an indicated 140 mph would be rejected and returned to the factory for further attention.” In an attempt to undercut better known makes, the car was initially priced at £2,798, a figure that Jim Keeble always thought was too low. The price was later increased to £3,626-11s-3d, but it was still too low, and the company was soon in trouble financially. Component supply problems followed and the company went into receivership in 1965. The GordonKeeble’s emblem is a tortoise, which has always prompted curiosity. The accepted explanation is that during a publicity photo shoot a tortoise walked across in front of the car. Someone picked the creature up and

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placed it on the bonnet of the car, whereupon the tortoise urinated, stripping some of the paintwork. The owners must have felt the incident to be an omen. In July 2010, I went to Eastleigh’s central recreation ground to see a group of Gordon-Keeble cars parade at the end of a 100-mile rally run by the Gordon-Keeble Owners’ Club. The event was part of a celebration of 100 years flying from Eastleigh airport, where the cars were assembled. Of the 100 cars produced, about 90 still survive, largely thanks to that rust-free fibreglass body. They still look fabulous. Most, of course, are in expensively exquisite condition. But it is not a car for today’s petrol prices. The Autocar road test returned a figure of 14.5 mpg overall. Those wonderful Lord Nelson class locomotives may yet enjoy a Second Coming. by Stephen Harvey


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D-Day Commemorate or Celebrate?

Wednesday 6th June is the 68th anniversary of D-Day, which means very few of the 350,000 Allied soldiers and sailors (and I don’t know how many airmen) who took part are still with us to commemorate one of the most momentous battles of World War II. D-Day, it seems, hasn’t been celebrated as it should. The focus of Britain’s military commemoration has always been Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday, when we mourn the dead of both world wars, as we should. But D-Day was a different battle and should be marked in a different way. The courage of the 200,000 naval and 160,000 army personnel who set out for Normandy on that stormy Tuesday is worth celebrating for itself. They faced 59 German divisions, approaching 700,000 men, who had spent four years digging themselves in and converting every beach on the French seaboard into a death-trap of landmines, barbed wire, tank traps, machine guns and artillery. To the soldiers, Operation Neptune must have seemed like an enormous gamble on their life. Of course, the odds weren’t as long as seemed. Those 59 German divisions were scattered over France, Belgium, and the Netherlands and the prolonged bombing of their communication lines made rallying quickly impossible. German high command was expecting an invasion to be launched in the obvious place, the Pas de Calais. A huge army remained there long after it was clear that the Normandy landings were no mere diversion. Many of the thin cordons of troops along the Norman coast were conscripted Poles and Russians, never trusted by the Germans (rightly, as most of them deserted quickly and many Poles turned up at Arnhem on the Allied side). The German forces had been rendered negligible by a long campaign of attrition and thanks to Hitler’s paranoia and indecision, command of the ground forces was divided and virtually paralysed. For their part, the Allied commanders enjoyed

Normandy Invasion, June 1944 A convoy of Landing Craft Infantry (Large) sails across the English Channel toward the Normandy Invasion beaches on “D-Day”, 6 June 1944. Each of these landing craft is towing a barrage balloon for protection against low-flying German aircraft.

overwhelming air and naval superiority. They had gained valuable experience of amphibious operations in North Africa and Italy, and had dedicated two years to planning and reconnaissance. They had the attacker’s advantage, concentrating their armies, while forcing the defenders to disperse theirs. Eisenhower, Montgomery and the rest had good reason to feel nervous, but confident. It can’t have seemed like that to the men in the landing craft, though. Their prospects of victory as an army might have been better than fair, but so were their personal prospects of injury or death. In the event, the mainly British, American, and Canadian invaders fared surprisingly well. The next two months were an arduous slogging match, but “only” 4,400 Allied lives were claimed out of 150,000 – 4,400 too many, but at 3%, rather better than the Somme. Indeed to a soldier of the Red Army, with memories of Stalingrad and Kharkov (the largest tank-battle in history), D-Day must have seemed not much more than a skirmish. But D-Day is important for more than just its scale and what it achieved towards the downfall of Nazi Germany. D-Day should stand as a beacon for democracy against totalitarianism. Totalitarian regimes may appear strong, but they are hollow. Willing confederations of free men and women uniting their energy, intelligence and courage towards a common goal are always stronger than a people that only obey orders. Tuesday 6th June 1944 proved that, and we should celebrate the day not with the wreaths and silences of Remembrance Sunday but with fireworks and a joyous chorale. We could call it Democracy Day. by Ted Bruning

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Beach Uncool After a recent tour of Cape Town with The Lightyears, I stepped off the plane into the freezing London air with my drummer at my side. ‘I’m not sure I can get used to this weather again,’ said Tony, zipping up his jacket. ‘I don’t mind it myself,’ I replied. ‘I quite like the weather in Britain.’ Tony dropped his bag on the tarmac and gawped at me. ‘You like our weather?’ he croaked at me. I scratched my head. ‘Um… yeah. Is that… okay?’ ‘No, it is not okay!’ he retorted, looking almost hurt. ‘It’s un-British, mate.’ There I was, displaying heartfelt pride in my good old Blighty, and I was shot down for being unpatriotic. But I can’t blame Tony, because you lot all feel the same way, don’t you? For you - the people of the United Kingdom - complaining about the drizzle is an obligatory national pastime, whereas expressing any kind of affection for the British climate is tantamount to punching the Queen. But consider this. As a nation, Britons simply look better in the winter. Wrapped up in our high-collared coats and flowing scarves, we’re striking, almost continental. But strip us bare and stick us in a pair of Speedos and we just look creepy. In South Africa, the climate and the food and the lifestyle have gifted the locals fit, lean, lusty bodies - bodies that actually look good on the beach. I, on the other hand, can tell you with near-on scientific accuracy that I look at least a thousand times better in a long winter coat than I do in swimming trunks. This is because I am hopelessly Beach Uncool - and if you’re reading this and you’re British then, I’m sorry, unless you’re one of those tedious people who use ‘benchpress’ as a verb and don’t eat any carbohydrates (or you’re a liar), you are too. For those unfamiliar with the concept of Beach Uncool, allow me to furnish you with an anecdote. A very good (English) friend of mine recently married a strapping Capetonian rugby player, and during the early stages of their courtship I happened to accompany them on a family trip to the beach. After a few hours the washboard-stomached boyfriend announced that he was hungry, and suggested picking up some fresh

baguettes from the nearby kiosk. His new girlfriend’s mother, however, had other ideas. ‘No need to spend all that money,’ she replied gleefully, ‘I’ve brought a picnic!’. He then watched with a combination of terror and confusion as his future mother-in-law produced a bright orange cool bag, reached inside and pulled out a flask of lemon squash and a tin-foil pouch filled with cold mackerel wraps. Mackerel. Wraps. I should add, of course, that there is no shame in being Beach Uncool. It doesn’t mean you have to stay away from the coast altogether, but if you want to look good while doing it, go in the winter. That’s when the Brits look good on a beach. When we’re windswept, rosy-cheeked, and preferably accompanied by a dog. An imposing mist cloaking the horizon, flecks of salty sea spray clinging to our skin, trussed up in thick scarves and chunky knitwear. That’s the look for us. Not pink as a packet of cheap ham, knobbly-kneed and trying to figure out how all that sand got into our pants and eating mackerel wraps. That’s not cool, and it never will be. One other thing. Whilst we’re on the subject of being un-British, I really think that, as a national dish, fish and chips is massively overrated. Don’t tell anyone though. I’ll be deported. Chris plays piano in South London power-pop band The Lightyears. The Lightyears, voted the UK’s BEST POP/ROCK ACT at the Indy Awards, have played Wembley Stadium, toured across four continents and released a record with Sting’s producer. Chris is currently working on his first novel, “Mockstars”. Read more at www.TheLightyears.com. by Chris Russell

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'It's Good to Talk' - The Role of Mediation Under legislation that was brought into force last year, the vast majority of married couples who wish to end their relationships and begin divorce proceedings will have to go through a process of ‘Mediation’. Over the past twelve months, a number of people who have come to see me have either been unaware of the term or unsure of what it means, so let me explain. Mediation is a private and confidential dispute resolution process in which an independent, neutral person, the ‘mediator’, is appointed to support both parties in reaching an amicable settlement before there is a need to spend further time and often a great deal of money in Court. It is a process which, rather than looking back into the history of their relationship, is focused on each individual and their futures without ignoring the emotion and pain of separation. Mediation provides the forum to calmly explore the motivations and agendas of parties in order to potentially open up a whole range of solutions that can satisfy both individuals and reach a mutually acceptable, lasting agreement for the future. Through mediation, a dialogue can usually be established that enables couples to work together. It can offer not only critical examination of issues but also creative solutions beyond the powers and remit of the judicial process in Court. At the core of mediation is the concept of confidentiality. Mediation involves not only joint meetings attended by the mediator and both parties, but also private meetings between the

mediator and the individual parties alone. This can usually help avoid the raw emotion that is inevitable in a lot of initial face-to-face meetings. What is discussed in those meetings remains entirely confidential, although the financial aspects can be disclosed. There are great benefits to the process of talking things through in private in order to find ways of moving forward, especially if there are children involved, and Mediation is an ideal mechanism for dealing with disagreements as well as being an aid to the negotiation process. Each individual should ideally be accompanied by a solicitor to advise, support and help them ensure that, amongst all the discussions and potential emotions, whatever proposed settlements or solutions are put forward are both fair and serve the interests of both parties. Since last April, anyone contemplating court proceedings must attend a MIAM (Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting) to have the process and options explained to them. If they do not, a judge may refer the proceedings to mediation at a later date. Some mediators offer a free initial meeting, so it is always worthwhile making enquiries. Mediation is definitely here to stay and I believe it is my job and that of my colleagues in the legal profession to make sure people fully understand this worthwhile process.

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From the weather to the Budget it has been an eventful 2012 so far and the life of an MP is never without great interest or even greater challenge. Since my last column I have tackled the sensitive subject of assisted suicide and spoke in a moving debate in the House of Commons. I would like to thank the many local residents from Chandler’s Ford who wrote to me in advance of that debate. In the end, we agreed unanimously to the motion which supported the Director of Public Prosecutions policy in this area and called for greater access to high quality palliative care. You can see what I said exactly via www.stevebrine.com/assistedsuicide. As the new parliamentary session is now underway following the Queen’s Speech (I still take a moment to pinch myself when sitting on the green benches and Black Rod knocks on the Commons door!) we will I suspect have big arguments ahead over sentencing reform, gay ‘marriage’, the implementation of the coalition’s welfare reforms and controversial proposals to increase the government’s ability to monitor email, web and social media traffic. On this final point, I have to admit my initial reaction when I heard about this was abject horror. It is vital that the police and security services are able to obtain the very latest communications data in certain circumstances to investigate serious crime and terrorism and to protect the public but I am also clear I entered politics to protect the public from an overbearing state and was very clear before entering Parliament in 2010 that I am on the side of evidence-based policy making that protects our country from external (and sadly internal) threats while having the utmost regard for an individual’s privacy. Since my last column I have brought the Prisons Minister to HMP Winchester and the Education Secretary (Michael Gove) to Peter Symonds to hear about their remarkable success again this year in getting local students into Oxbridge and the impressive results the college continues to score in maths tuition. I also brought the Schools Minister to Thornden School recently to catch-up on progress now it has Academy Status. As ever, Thornden did itself proud and we both thoroughly enjoyed our session with the team producing the 2012 Year Book – if only they had done that at my school!

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Schools minister Nick Gibb visits Thornden School. And I continue plugging away through my work with parish councils, Ministers and the Highways Agency about the longterm future of the surface on our stretch of the M3 and what, in this extremely tight financial climate, we can possibly do to alleviate the blight I am well aware it causes many of you, especially in Scantabout. I don’t believe in making silly promises I know I can’t keep, and there is no good news imminent so far as I can ascertain, so I won’t mislead you but I can say I will never give up on this one. Finally for now, my constituents will be aware that I shared many of their concerns about the first draft of the National Planning Policy Framework and its ‘presumption in favour of sustainable development’. I had a huge amount of correspondence on the issue and shared all of it with the Minister as well as met with him and his team to make positive suggestions. The final document is much improved and I note the CPRE have since expressed support for the revised policy. You can find out all about this, see what I said in the House of Commons initially and upon publication of the final NPPF via www. stevebrine.com/nppf. If you would like to get in touch on any issue you feel strongly about or need my help, please don't hesitate to get in touch via steve.brine.mp@parliament.uk. There is also a huge amount of information about my work locally at www.stevebrine.com. And remember, I continue to hold a regular surgery in Chandler’s Ford at the Dovetail Centre on Winchester Road. Do get in touch if you need to see me. by Steve Brine MP


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A Proverbial Life... Pride goes before a fall In this house the easiest way to put a smile on anyone’s face is to bake a cake. I love to cook, to bake and to feed people; just as well really considering the size of my family. With this passion for baking comes a sort of smug pride in my abilities. I know I can bake, I know it will be good, I know that it will attract compliments – in fact, I expect it. There I’ve admitted it: I take pride in my ability to whip up cakes, biscuits, buns and bread. I love producing baked delights for family and friends, basking in the resulting compliments. However, my reign as Queen Baking Bee may be coming to an end. A recent family gathering required a group effort to produce an affordable celebration buffet. The menu was compiled; various members allocated assorted dishes to prepare and tasks to perform. The celebration cake was, of course, my responsibility. I spurned offers of help, rejected suggested ‘easy recipes’ and began - in my mind at least - to elevate my status to that of Master Baker. My darling, adored daughter in-law suggested that she could make a sponge based cake for the children. In my capacity as Master Baker I provided her with a simple recipe and suggestions for ‘jazzing’ it up to make it more attractive. I was confident in her ability to make a decent job of it

and, after all, it was ‘only’ for the children. I made a start on my own contribution the following week, the base of which was a large, rich, fruit cake needing several weeks to mature before decoration. An afternoon was spent carefully weighing a huge range of expensive dried fruits, nuts, exotic sugars, spices and butter. The cake tin was carefully buttered and oh so carefully lined with baking parchment. A cuff of double thickness brown paper was prepared for tying round the tin, warding off any possibility of burning during the long, slow bake. For goodness sake, this cake even had a ‘hat’ of tin foil to prevent it getting too brown on top. I was taking no chances on this one. Finally, everything had been beaten into a delicious, fragrant mass ready for baking. It looked a little dry, but then again it did have a huge amount of dried fruits and nuts in it. I tipped it into the tin, carefully smoothed the top and placed it in the oven. Five minutes later I noticed them: six eggs that should have been in the cake... sitting happily in their box on the worktop. After a moment of sheer panic I made an executive decision: I whipped the uncooked cake from the oven, tipped everything into the mixer, added the eggs, buttered and relined the tin and put the whole lot back in the oven – it

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Working from home II used to think that when the kids left school they’d be self-sufficient grownups and I wouldn’t have to worry about them anymore. Hah! Let me tell you about my mornings. Three days a week my son, who is 19, goes to college less than 20 miles away. But the free bus winds around every village and takes an hour and a half. He has to catch it at 7.30, which means leaving the house at 7.25. Now if that was me I’d be up at 6.30 to give myself plenty of time for breakfast and a shower. But not my son. In his opinion, breakfast and a shower are for wusses and he can put off leaving bed until 7.20. Which is all well and good, if he can make it. But for a teenager, waking up is hard to do. So he sets his alarm to go off three times at five-minute intervals between 6.40 and 6.55. And if the first blast isn’t enough to drag him back from dreamland, it certainly does the trick for me. I’m wide awake, waiting for the second blast and the third. The wait between blasts is bad enough, but what comes next is worse. He inhabits the attic; the parental bedroom is directly underneath. I can hear everything. Or rather, I can’t hear anything. I can’t hear him heave himself

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reluctantly out of bed. I can’t hear him stumbling around looking for something clean to wear among the piles of dirty clothes. I can’t hear him trudge down the attic stairs to the bathroom. I can’t hear the bathroom door open and close and the bolt slam home. I’m on a knife-edge. Is he going to make it or isn’t he? If he misses the free college bus he’ll have to take two ordinary buses, pay more than £5, and be late. Eventually I can’t bear it any more. I don’t actually have to get up – my office is all of three paces from the foot of our stairs; but I can’t stick it out. I rap tentatively on his door. Only now he’s 19 and a man I can’t bawl him out for the lazy idle git that he is. Instead, I have to say something neutral like: “Everything under control up there?” I still receive the same old teenage mouthful back, though. Now I know perfectly well that I should let him stew. If he can’t get up in time for the free bus, then let him pay. He’s a grown man now and ought to take the consequences of his own actions, or rather, inactions. He’ll never learn otherwise. But it’s easier said than done. I challenge any parent not to look at that great hulking thing looming in the

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doorway and not see an image of their little boy aged four. Not that this kind of sentimentality would find much favour with him. He insists that he’s grown up and can do all the things that grownups do. He drinks, he smokes, he stays out all night and we can’t stop him. Not that we would want to. But I can’t help thinking that his claim to adulthood would have a little more credibility if he embraced the downsides, too. Like picking up his dirty laundry more frequently than every fortnight. Like washing up occasionally. Like vacuuming his bedroom and even changing his sheets. And like getting up in the morning without causing me a nervous breakdown!

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An article written in “Science Daily March 2010” quotes “That people in developed nations are living in good health as much as a decade longer than their parents did”. Although this is an amazing step forward in scientific terms, it can present problems for our ageing population, as they often own large homes which become increasingly difficult to maintain both financially and physically. Jonathan Rees Property Services has the expertise to help you through the transition from the sale of your property to downsizing to either a smaller bungalow/apartment, or alternatively Independent Retirement/Assisted Living. We are currently working in close co-operation with McCarthy & Stone, who are the Market Leaders for Independent Retirement Living and who are currently building a new ‘Assisted Living’ Development in Eastleigh, which will provide excellent accommodation of one and two bedroom luxury apartments. This site is conveniently located on Leigh Road and is within easy reach of Eastleigh Town Centre and Mainline Railway Station. ‘Assisted Living’ enables you to retain independent home ownership, without the worries and responsibilities of a house and garden and gives you the extra benefit of round-the-clock support, should you need it. Everything is designed for your comfort and convenience and with security often a particular concern for the older homebuyer, this is well catered for with advanced security systems and CCTV cameras at the main entrance to the development, together with 24 hr emergency call service. All apartments have a fitted kitchen, a level access shower, in addition to a bath and full wheelchair access. Facilities include lunch served daily in the waitress service restaurant, a laundry and residents’ lounge, where you can socialise with fellow residents, if you so wish. There is also a hotel style guest suite where visiting friends and family can stay, a function room and lifts to all floors. One hour of domestic assistance is provided every week as an integral part of the service charge. Assistance can be given with day-to-day chores such as cleaning, washing, ironing and shopping. Additional domestic assistance can be purchased on request, tailored to meet individual needs, either on a short or long term basis. Personal care can be arranged to suit individual residents’ needs by the on-site care team. As your needs change, personal care can be increased or decreased to meet your needs. If you are thinking of downsizing into Retirement Living in 2012, or just wanting to move to a smaller apartment or bungalow, then please do contact Pamela Cormacey, who is a specialist in Independent Retirement Living and will be delighted to give you a free market appraisal of your home and, if required, more information about the new McCarthy and Stone Assisted Living development at Eastleigh. Contact: Pamela Cormacey, Jonathan Rees Property Services Tel: 02380 276500 or email: pc@jonathanrees.com

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Short Story Bernard's Unlikely Catch Bernard has been fishing on the canal bank since before breakfast. The grey cloud and drizzle have slowly burnt off, and the sun is now peeping shyly from behind fluffy clouds. Early on, the occasional dog walker strolled past and nodded to him. But if anyone lingered too long, or looked as though they wanted to chat, he would pull his cap down and hunch over his fishing pole. Bernard prefers the peace and quiet. He casts another handful of wriggling maggots into the dull water, but the perch aren’t nibbling today and his keep-net has been empty all morning. In the distance he hears the rattle of a bicycle. He glances along the towpath and sees a young woman peddling towards him. She’s riding an old fashioned butcher’s bike with a basket on the front. In it, a flowery shopping bag bounces up and down, as she awkwardly veers along the bumpy path. “Yes it’s a lovely bike, Marjorie, reconditioned,” she declares loudly. Bernard frowns. There appears to be no sign of Marjorie. He then notices the sunlight glinting off a silver object in her ear. “Daft thing’s talking on the phone and not looking where she’s going,” Bernard thinks.

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Just as she’s about to pass him, a mallard takes flight, quacking in a flurry of alarm. It skims the top of her head and disappears over the hedgerow. The woman cries out and swerves, the front wheel of her bike leaving the narrow path with a jolt and veering towards the canal. With complaining brakes she comes to an abrupt stop. Bernard thinks she’s had a lucky escape, but then in dreadful slow motion, the woman and her bike begin to topple sideways. She puts her foot down to stop herself but beneath it is only water. As she falls the woman lets out a long squeal, then both woman and bike slap straight into the canal. Bernard wipes the drops of cold water from his face and stares dumbstruck at the water. A couple of bubbles break the surface and then the woman bursts up, gasping and flapping her arms about wildly. “You can stand up,” Bernard says gruffly. “It’s not deep.” She struggles to her feet, apparently unhurt, but with grimy rivers flowing down her hair and face. She tries to steady herself and makes a grab for the fishing pole. Bernard carefully moves it out of her reach, as after all these things cost money. Then, feeling

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more charitable he rises to his feet, and reaches out, offering her his hand. Unsteadily she slips on the slimy canal bottom, flails, then manages to take the outstretched hand. Bernard drags her and the heavy bike out, both scummy with mud and bedraggled in duck weed. The woman sits down squelching on the grass next to Bernard, then spits in a most unladylike fashion into the water. “Well, that was a surprise.” She gasps. She begins to wring the water out of her hair, then freezes as though stung. “My mobile!” She drags her sodden bag out of the bicycle basket, water pouring from it like a sieve. Bernard doesn’t fancy the mobile’s chances, but says nothing. She opens the bag, thrusts her hand inside and then without warning she screams and throws the bag into the air. Bernard is bewildered. He stares at the woman as she points at the bag, opening and closing her mouth. Gingerly, he picks the bag up and looks inside. There, thrashing and twisting, is a beautiful perch. “Well, that’s one way to catch ‘em.” He chuckles. by Jackie Brewster


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Help with all aspects of computer care and advice you can trust from a qualified local expert. Providing a fast and reliable service at a time to suit you, including evenings and weekends. Free collection and return. Check out our website or call Ian on:Tel:

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Traditional dishes like Chicken Tikka Masala are always popular and indeed it was delicious. Kevin’s favourite was what he thought was the Lamb Rogan Josh (in his haste to tuck in, he forgot to ask) which I had to agree was superb with tender pieces of lamb, but it was just beaten for me by the hot Thai chicken green curry with chilli, peppers, bamboo shoots and aubergine. But honestly, every dish was superb. This style of food is sometimes rather heavy and oily but the dishes at the Masala Lounge definitely weren’t. The freshness of the ingredients really shone through and it was clear that the chef had a real skill. It was some of the best ‘Indian’ food we’d ever had and we are happy to endorse them as a very welcome addition to Chandlers Ford.


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ASIAN FUSION CUISINE

Our Chef

Classically trained in India, Bangladesh and the Middle East, our chef has transformed the face of Indian Cooking by drawing inspiration from timeless recipes and ideas and by evolving them to created dishes beyond authenticity.

Relax & Dine in Comfort

At Masala Lounge Restaurant you dine at your own pace. Your table is yours for the night. You can spend time between courses to relax, chat and build up your appetite. The Masala Lounge has been carefully designed for your comfort – every piece of furniture in our restaurant has been custom designed and built to our specification.

WE ARE OPEN Sunday – Thursday

Lunch: 12noon to 2pm Evening: 6pm to 11pm

Friday-Saturday

Lunch 12noon to 2pm Evening:6 pm to 11:30pm

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A Gift To Share A gift which is completely unique and which the recipient is guaranteed to love is something that is really difficult to find. My special friend Melanie was celebrating a birthday recently – and let’s just say it wasn’t her 21st – and I was facing exactly that dilemma until we had a new local business appear in the magazine offering handmade and decorated cakes.

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Melanie and I play a type of Scrabble game on our iphones called Wordfeud and pretty much always have a game on the go. So for her birthday I asked Alison at Made For You to make a cake that looked something like the game. I sent Alison a screen snapshot of the game, chose a couple of words and this picture is of the finished cake. Melanie did keep it for a day or two so she could show her friends and family, meaning everybody was able to enjoy the ‘joke’, admire the artistry, and eat the cake – which was delicious. It was an inspired idea – even if I do say so myself – but Alison did a fantastic job of interpreting my ideas. A whole hearted recommendation from me.

Tania Houston, Editor

Made For You Fabulous Cakes & Cupcakes Beautiful cakes for birthdays, weddings, christenings and all occasions. Also delicious cupcakes and cookies. All cakes homemade using the �inest ingredients. Visit our website gallery of designs at www.madeforyoucakes.co.uk

Call Alison on 023 80273406 or 07734360609 Email: madeforyoucakes@hotmail.co.uk


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Ampfield Golf Club + Restaurant 54 Course Designer Sir Henry Cotton

“Voted 4th Best Par 3 Course In The Country - Today’s Golfer” What We Offer

A challenging 18 hole par 3 course, fantastic catering, a stylish clubhouse, in an idyllic setting We welcome visitors 7 days a week. Excellent membership rates available and thriving Ladies, Mens and Juniors sections. Twilight golf rates.

Not Just A Golf Club

We offer a perfect setting for all your catering needs – a light lunch with friends or family to something more formal Al fresco dining offering the finest views in the local area Ideal for private events such as Birthdays, Weddings & Anniversaries “We wished we had tried you sooner, we were blown away by what you offer great food and service and what a fantastic setting” May 2012

Live easy listening Jazz Sundays

Sunday 17th June & Sunday 22nd July – enjoy Sunday roast and live Jazz. All welcome.

“We are committed to making the club the best of its kind, both on and off the course, and this is reflected in our continuous improvements that can be seen from the moment you step in”

NON-MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME AT ANYTIME Winchester Road, Ampfield, SO51 9BQ T: 01794 368480 E: clubhouse@ampfieldgolf.com www.ampfieldgolf.com

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RSJ COMPUTER SERVICES SUPPORTING YOUR PC Available evenings and weekends at no extra cost For your home and small business I.T. needs Very competitive rates All makes of PC and laptops-Repairs, upgrades, servicing, set ups and rebuilds Broadband and wi-ďŹ installations Virus and spyware removal HP,Compaq and Dell certiďŹ ed Free collection and delivery within Chandlers Ford and surrounding local area For all enquiries please ring between 9am - 9pm 7 days a week

Phone: 01794 518753 Mobile: 07962336334 Mobile: 07786935541 Email: info@rsjcomputerservices.co.uk Web: www.rsjcomputerservices.co.uk

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Pilates could be for you! New Body Control Pilates™ classes start on Monday 10th September at Fryern Pavilion with local teacher, Hannah. All ages and abilities are welcome. Classes also running in Hursley - please see website for more information. Classes run based around Hampshire school term times and are payable as a block for the course. Induction session required for those new to Pilates.

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All Repairs and Re-polishing carried out to a high standard Richard and Valerie Bowyer, Abbotts Ann 40 years experience

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Bowyer's of Abbotts Ann Richard and Valerie Bowyer know their antiques. They have recently returned to this area after over 35 years running an antiques shop where they exported antiques all over the world. But Richard’s original skill – before buying and selling – was restoration, having been involved in that business since the age of 17. He knows his skill is both unusual and sought after. “I have a highly equipped workshop and that takes years to build up. I have clients ask for furniture restoration, repairs, polishing and waxing and that takes a range of tools as well as a lot of experience”. But he tells us it’s not just antiques he’s asked to do. “I receive requests to work on more modern pieces such as Ercol as well as older furniture”. Offering a collection and delivery service, Richard and Valerie expect to travel to their clients so that they can advise on the best treatment for those important heirlooms.

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THE VILLAGE VETERINARY CENTRE RE-LAUNCHES ITS PREMIER HEALTH PLAN You can save up to 40% on the routine health care costs of your pet by joining our Premier Health Plan. You then save a further 10% on all other costs such as veterinary services, food and accessories.

Additional pets are £1/ month cheaper. Accidental injury insurance cover is only £1.95/ month extra.

It’s really easy to sign up to our convenient interest free monthly direct debit, after which your pet is vet checked twice a year as standard, vaccinated as required, and receives the latest top of the range wormers and flea products.

For unexpected large bills an extended payment scheme is available to plan members. This allows you to pay off the balance over several months.

It’s the easy way to pay for looking after your pets health.

Please ring 023 8026 8001 or pop into reception for details.

THE VILLAGE VETERINARY CENTRE Friendly & Caring Experienced Team All family pets including tortoises and chickens Free insurance claim administration 5 Pilgrims Close Chandlers Ford SO53 4ST

Save up to 40% on the routine health care costs of your pet – call us for more information.

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Curtains & Soft Furnishings Are you wearing your jewellery or just insuring it? Bonhams presents

Jewellery in June Tuesday 19 June Winchester

Made to Measure • Curtains Blinds • Romans Cushions • Tracks & Poles Please contact Dawn Sanders on

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Valuations are by appointment only. 01962 862 515 winchester@bonhams.com International Auctioneers and Valuers - bonhams.com/winchester

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Patrick Lichfield: The Polaroids A stunning exhibition of photographs by Patrick Lichfield is being displayed at Mottisfont from the 19 May to the 1 July, offering a unique insight into his glamorous world. It presents fascinating montages of the Polaroids he took on every shoot, on display for the first time. It also presents a striking group of Lichfield’s iconic photographs of the royal, the rich and the famous, including a young Bob Geldof, Sir John Gielgud and Joanna Lumley. Particularly striking – and timely in this Diamond Jubilee year – is Lichfield’s double portrait of HRH The Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Lichfield started out in the 1960s as a photographer’s assistant on £3 a week, but over the next four decades he gained international renown, contributing numerous now-famous photographs to newspapers, prestigious

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magazines and private collections. Though he was the 5th Earl of Lichfield and cousin to the Queen, in his professional life he was known simply as Patrick Lichfield.

Image: HRH The Queen and

Over the years Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh – 1971 to 2004 - Lichfield produced thousands of Polaroids – preparatory ‘snaps’ of enormous interest and insight into his sitters. Lichfield once said, “Polaroids tell us so much of that moment in time, and my own diaries – if ever I wrote them – would contain dozens of them.” Now visitors can gaze into his dazzling world and enjoy this unique record of his illustrious career. by Patrick Lichfield


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THE CHANDLERS FORD DIRECTORY LOCAL NEWS & VIEWS

The Way I See It

News Sheet or Confuse Sheet? I’ve worked on some eccentric publications in my time, including a local paper which banned the title ‘Councillor’. The editor forbade us to put that word in front of any councillor’s name. So, if someone called Smith was on the council, he could not be described in the paper as ‘Cllr Smith’. Instead, he had to be called plain ‘Mr Smith’ (or Mrs or Miss Smith). The thinking was that councillors were self-important meddlers who didn’t deserve a title. This absurd rule hindered us reporters in writing about council meetings. It was difficult to differentiate between what was said by people on the council and what was said by members of the public. More important, the ban on giving council members their historic title was unjust. Council members deserve the status that ‘Councillor’ brings. For most residents, standing for election and risking rejection by voters would be too much to bear. Even if they succeed in getting elected, councillors face years of thankless toil for little or no pay. You don’t get rich being a councillor, and there aren’t many laughs in it either. I’m not saying they’re all saints, but generally local politicians have my respect. That’s why it pains me to see councillors sometimes humiliate themselves through inter-party squabbles, rows and misleading propaganda. Nowhere is the inter-party knockabout more embarrassing than in the political news sheets posted through our front doors here in the Chandlers Ford area. You expect some bias in a political freebie but the distortion in the Tory and Lib Dem papers borders on comedy. Each paper suggests that its party is the sole source of sense on the council, while the other party

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produces only abysmal blunders. Readers of these propaganda sheets need to be wary of parties seeking credit for policies that were in fact introduced by someone else. Just describing some new facility on the front page of a paper carrying a Conservative or Lib Dem banner can give the impression that it was that party that made it happen. A similar device is to say that your party is ‘backing’ a popular idea, without mentioning that it wasn’t actually your party which put the idea into action. Lib Dems and Tories are the only mainstream parties on Eastleigh council, so it’s not surprising that each aims most of its knocking copy at the other. One party newssheet also attacks Labour, which currently doesn’t have a single seat on the council. ‘Labour can’t win here’ is the sort of headline used for this, together with a graph showing Lib Dems and Tories with high numbers of votes, and Labour in a very low third place. Banging on about Labour not being in the race is a poison. It discourages people from voting for what they want. If this profoundly undemocratic idea is followed, no new party will ever get a foothold. We’ll be stuck with the Tories and Lib Dems forever. I say vote for what you want, not for who you think will win.


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we are here for the small business owner Building a small business requires a bit more skill than putting together a plastic aeroplane but the principle is the same – carefully constructing a solid unit that’s built to last. Think of Arlington Accountants as the glue in such a business-building process. We enjoy a hard-earned reputation for delivering value-for-money accounting services along with solid business advice to small and medium-sized businesses throughout Hampshire and the South of England. We care about your business and strive to ensure it will succeed and grow. We are committed to maximising your profits and finding innovative ways to reduce your tax liability, taking every possible step to make you better off. Don’t come unstuck. Call us to arrange an initial free-of-charge consultation.

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Beautiful lawn - No sweat! A great looking lawn is easier than you think

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Lawns A lawn is an essential part of most gardens, but how can you make sure yours looks good? Feeding a lawn is essential to ensure it looks lush and green. Feeding keeps the grasses growing vigorously enough to help keep out moss and weed growth. A poorly maintained and inadequately fed lawn is far more likely to be invaded by moss, weeds and is prone to disease. Choose a lawn fertilizer formulated for the specific needs of the grass at this time of year; nitrogen is often in short supply largely because it is so important in the formation of the grass and, as this is constantly being removed by mowing, it’s constantly necessary to replace it. There are also many other nutrients, in particular phosphorus, potassium and iron which help to promote and maintain top quality growth. The precise amount of fertilizer that your lawn requires is determined by many factors including soil type, frequency of irrigation or rainfall, frequency of mowing and whether clippings are left on the lawn. If your lawn has a weed problem and you’re happy using chemicals, it’s easiest to use a product containing both weed killers (usually two different ones to provide best overall control) and a fertilizer. Applying these together ensures rapid grass growth to fill in the gaps

left by the dead weeds. If you have time, there is a marginally better effect if you feed the lawn with the spring feed then wait a couple of weeks before applying the weed killer. Small infestations of weeds can be removed effectively by hand, using a daisy grubber or even an old kitchen knife. A proprietary moss killer should take care of the moss, but follow the instructions carefully to ensure that the mosses have been thoroughly killed before you attempt to rake them out. If living moss is raked out the problem becomes worse. It’s worth remembering that once the moss is dead the lawn will look worse than when the moss was alive. Once you have raked the dead moss out, the overall effect is even worse – all the bare patches may make you despair, but if you keep the lawn well fed or, if necessary over-seed the worst looking areas as well, it will soon green up. Regular mowing is essential. A lawn which is left for too long before the grass is cut will soon lose its good, green appearance and when it’s finally cut, you may well wonder if it will ever look right again. If cut frequently, so that only small amounts of grass are removed at any one time, it should grow dense and green. As ...Continued on page 68

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a rule, you should try to remove up to 30% of the grass growth at a single mowing. During spring, once the weather starts to warm up, the frequency of cut will be noticeably greater than in early spring. With the onset of summer the rate increases rapidly again. However, if the weather is dry and the lawn isn’t well watered, growth rate will be correspondingly slow. If the grass is to be well walked on or used as a playing surface then the cut should be kept to ¾-1 inch. If you want a really smart lawn for show that isn’t subjected to pounding feet, then keep the grass to ¼ inch or slightly longer, but remember that to achieve this during summer you will need to use the mower several times a week – another good reason for keeping a more low-key lawn! What about mowers? The range seems to be ever increasing and the one you choose will probably be determined by cost as well as the job you want your machine to do. If you have a level, fairly high-quality lawn then a cylinder mower is best, as it tends to give a better quality cut. If the surface of your lawn is the

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slightest bit uneven then a rotary mower is a better choice as it will cope much better in ‘adverse’ situations and, in most cases the cut it gives is perfectly adequate. If you remove a fair amount of grass at each cut then the clippings should definitely be raked up immediately. However, if you cut the lawn regularly and produce only tiny clippings then, particularly during very dry weather, there may be some advantage to leaving them on the lawn where they can act like a mulch and help to conserve soil moisture. Visit Pippa’s website www.pippagreenwood. com and sign up for her newsletter (receive a free ebook on organic gardening!) and shop from the products area for a great selection of signed copies of Pippa’s books, Pippa’s favourite hoe, Grower Frames, raised bed kits, delightful terracotta herb planters and wall plaques, re-cycled metal sculptures, biological controls and lots, lots more!


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Experience the complete bathroom fitting service CAD Design Service • Installations - Plumbing, Electrics, Plastering, Tiling, etc Highly recommended • Reliable • Quality Workmanship guaranteed

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Kiwi Carpentry All aspects of carpentry and joinery work » Kitchens and Bathrooms » Fitted Cabinets » Doors and Floors » Internal and External Alterations » Extensions » Fencing and decking

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Accountancy Ltd Chartered Accountants & Tax Advisers • Business and Personal Taxation • Bookkeeping and Management Accounts • Year End Accounts • Company Secretarial Services • CIS • VAT • Self Assessment • Business startups Friendly & professional service

For a complete supply and installation service Call Kevin on 07773-386-029

Reasonable fees to suit all budgets

Tel: 023 8025 1439 Email:info@kirkcaldyaccountancy.co.uk

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CATS

SEADOWN

Special Care for your Feline Friends at our Cats only Veterinary Clinic in Chandler’s Ford. At Cats@Seadown we believe in keeping your cat healthy and happy throughout its life. We understand that taking your cat to the vet can normally be a stressful experience which is why our premises in Chandler’s Ford have been designed and fitted in a bespoke manner to benefit your cat. Our small, friendly team of veterinary surgeons and nurses are keen to ensure that the best care and attention are given with the minimum of anxiety.

Tel: 023 8027 5011 www.catsatseadown.co.uk 4 Falkland Court, Falkland Road, Chandlers Ford, SO53 3GA

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DIS COV ER R EG U L A R LO C A L E V E N T S Social Group Mondays, Cleveland Bay, C/Ford Single, Divorced, Widowed, “Loose Ends” for a vibrant social group for 45+ ring Chris 02380861745 or Yvonne 07774043386 Brass Band Thurs 7:45pm, Sun 6:30pm Otterbourne Village Hall, Cranbourne Drive, Otterbourne Otterbourne Brass playing at fetes, carnivals and agricultural shows in the summer, raising funds for band development and charity at Christmas and performing concerts throughout the year. New players are always welcome. Helen Davis, 01489 564716 Youth Band Thursday 7pm-9pm The Pavilion, Kingfisher Rd, Eastleigh Senators Youth band with brass, keyboard and drums for children aged 9-14. New members welcome – currently free! Call June Fitzpatrick on 02380 275422 for details or just turn up any Thursday (term time). Gardeners Club 1st Tues 7-10pm St Boniface Hall Guest speakers on garden and gardenrelated subjects. Some practical demonstrations and a Spring and Annual Show. Contact Valerie Jolley 01794 519919 Story Time Monday 2:15-2:45 - CF Library Stories for under 5s and their parents / carers at Chandler’s Ford Library Rhyme Time 1st Tues 10-10:30 - CF Library Songs & rhymes for children under 3 years and their parents/carers Amateur Drama Group Every Tuesday Ritchie Memorial Hall, C/Ford New members are always welcome, for both onstage and backstage roles. Cassiopeia@cassiopeian.co.uk or 0845 644 0496. Widowed Club 2nd Monday of each month 2-4pm C/F Working Men’s Club Social club for widows and widowers. Monthly meeting and trips out. Edith Lidstone 023 8026 9101

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Flower Arranging 2nd Weds 7 for 7:30 N Baddesley Hall Series of demonstrations and talks on Flower Arranging at North Baddesley Village Hall, Contact Sue Perdue 023 8073 3134 Creative Writing Group 2nd Friday of each month, 2pm Chandlers Ford Library Wyvern Writers meets on the second Friday of each month, 2-4pm at Chandler's Ford Library. We're a mixture of published and unpublished writers and write in a variety of genres. There's no teacher but we read and critique each other's work and provide help and advice. Come along and join us! Social Club 2nd & 4th Wednesday 8.30pm Stoneham Arms in Bassett Green Road, Southampton Phase II Social & Cultural Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Wed of the month from 8.30pm. All welcome, single or couples 40+. Tel:01329 664913 Walking 6 days a week - Various meeting places C.Ford, N Badd, Romsey & other Test Valley Locations Walks are approximately an hour long and a gentler pace is always offered. All walks are accompanied by a trained Health Walk Leader. All ages welcome. Laura Blake 01794 527 920 Flower & Garden Club The Otterbourne Flower & Garden Club Demonstrations,Speakers & Garden visits. Meetings at 7-30pm,in the Otterbourne Village Hall, on the fourth Tuesday of the month. New members Welcome. Liz Farrington 02380 611201. Over 70s Club Tuesdays 2 pm to 4 pm Age Concern Hall, Brownhill Road The Happy Bunch Club is an over 70’s club for the young at heart. Activities include gentle exercise classes, visiting speakers, musicians or simply tea, chat and laughter. Plus outings. Transport available. Call Jayne 02380 269319

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Men’s Keep Fit Tuesdays 11am to 12pm Age Concern Hall, Brownhill Rd Over 50s men’s keep fit and social group. Come along, keep fit, make friends. All shapes and sizes welcome. £3 per session. Call Roy Wreford 02380 268237. Languages French - 1st Weds 10am Spanish - 2nd Weds 10am Dovetail Centre Local groups meet to practise French and Spanish conversation. The discussions are always friendly and informal and there are no fees. So come along and join us, whatever your level. For more information, please contact Derek on 023 8026 8953 or Kieran on 023 8026 7107 Social Tennis Club Tues & Thurs 7-9pm Knightwood Leisure Centre Steve Allen Social tennis and league matches. We play all through the year on floodlit courts. www.knightwoodtennisclub1. zoomshare.com or call 07964 789861 Art Group 4th Wednesday 7:30pm Chandler’s Ford Art Group meet at 7.30pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month except August and December in the Community Hall, Hursley Rd, next to St Boniface Church. Visitors and new members welcome. 023 8026 5760 www.chandlersfordartgroup.com Scottish Dancing Wednesdays 7.30 - 10.00pm Saint Francis School, Valley Park Tuition given in steps and formations: Cost £1 .50 Contact Connie Cruden, 02380 267 317 Badminton Sat 09:00 - 10:30 term time Toynbee School For any children interested in taking up badminton, EJBC is looking for new members. The club is run by qualified Badminton England registered coaches. Minimum age 7 years. For further information, please contact Bev Ardabili, Club Coach and Treasurer on 02380 266121 or email bevardabili@gmail.com


DIS COV E R C H A N D L E R S FO R D J U N E 2012 CYPRUS Apartment to Let Paphos Gardens Resort

 Fully furnished with a/c, TV, kitchenette  Twin bed + sofa bed, sleeps 3  South facing balcony  Quiet, near beach (300m) and choice of 4 pools (1 heated indoor -see inset photo), spa, gym, tennis etc  Water sports, organised tours, sight-seeing, culture, restaurants  Reception 24 hours (safe available)  Security patrols 24/7  Rent from £250 per week (for flat) For details visit: www.paphos-apartment.co.uk Tel 023 80276422

Just Just one one booking booking will will cover cover the the cost cost of of 66 months months advertising! advertising! Is your holiday home standing empty? Feature your property in this space for just £19 a month.* Over 12000 homes will see your advert! *Minimum 6 Months/£114 Total

To place your holiday home listing in next month’s issue call us on 023 8027 6361 Or email

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Just Just one one booking booking will will cover cover the the cost cost of of 66 months months advertising! advertising! Is your holiday home standing empty? Feature your property in this space for just £19 a month.* Over 12000 homes will see your advert! *Minimum 6 Months/£114 Total

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Isle of Wight—Seaview Village

 Three delightful 2-bedroom bungalows midway between Ryde & Bembridge  Just yards from the beach with views across the Solent  Newly refurbished with Freeview TV/DVD etc  Fully equipped kitchen, shower room, outside decking area & car park  Very quiet area adjoining a nature reserve  Available March to October Call Colin Moston on 07710 422559 or for full details and photos visit

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Your Local Odd Job Man Painting / Decorating Flat Pack Building / Gardening Brick Walls built or repaired Phone Keith 02380 255 167 • 07899 843204

“Putting your Pets First” Professional Pet Care Services Cats/Small Pet Home Visits, Dog Walking, All Pets Cared for.

Uniformed, Insured, Police Checked Staff Contact 0845 643 0761 email:eastleigh@petpals.com www.petpals.com

GREEN’S GARDEN & RUBBISH CLEARANCE Sheds, Garages, Soil, Stone, Rubble, Green Waste, Garden Maintenance

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Advertise to over 12,000 Chandler’s Ford Homes from just £28 £19 a month Free Advert Design Call 023 8027 6361 to place your (+VAT)

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Joanne Russell Freelance Hairdresser Hair design in the comfort of your own home

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Jon Curtis Tree Surgery & Garden Services Trees Hedges

Garden Services Site Clearance

Local Authority Approved Contractor Professional, Reliable & Friendly Service Fully Qualified & Insured

02380 470047 or 07841 516348 jon.curtis@tree-surgeon.biz

plaster force All aspects of plastering undertaken

Studwork • Re-skimming • Rendering Repairs • Decorating For a no obligation quote call Will on

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InSync

SINGLE, DIVORCED, WIDOWED Want to meet new friends, get to know new people and enjoy the social life that suits you? Come and see what we have to offer. No age stipulation but recommended 40+ We meet on Thursdays from 8:30pm at the Chandlers Ford Central Club, 2 Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hants, SO53 2FZ Contact details: email insync@hotmail.co.uk Telephone: Barbara: 02380 254466 Christopher: 02380 276845 Ursula: 02380 265017

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DIS COV ER WHAT ’S ON competitions plus workshops, stalls, live music, street theatre and entertainment plus Coles Funfair going on into the evening. Bring your own kite or buy one and join in the fun! Free entry & free parking.

what’s STORY WALK: THE DAY THE BARGES CAME 8 June, 2pm to 3pm Itchen Navigation at Mansbridge, Map Ref SU 440 151, SO18 1HT Join professional storytellers Chris Bennett and Sara Scott from Orange Apples for a story walk along the Itchen Navigation at Mansbridge. Go back to a time when barges ruled these waters. Meet by the river at Woodmill Lane, next to the car park. (B) 01489 774413 or email PollyW@hwt.org.uk. Suggested donation £2 p/child. Suitable for children aged 4 to 10, accompanied by adults. VINTAGE VEHICLES 9th & 10th Jun, 11am to 4pm Royal Victoria Country Park Explore some brilliant vintage vehicles at this free event, from classic cars to steam rollers. Free (standard parking charges apply. www.hants.gov.uk/rvcp VILLAGE CARNIVAL 9 June Bishop’s Waltham Town Centre The Rotary Club of Bishop’s Waltham are again running

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WATERLITZ Sat 16 June from 8pm Mayflower Park, Southampton There’s a giant in the park … .! The Nuffield Theatre and Southampton City Council present Waterlitz by Générik Vapeur. An extraordinary evening of free family events from 8pm, leading up to the spectacular performance of Waterlitz, with its dazzling aerial acrobatics, pyrotechnics and visual surprises, at 10 o’clock. For info: 023 8067 1771

their town carnival to the theme this year of Rule Britannia. Featuring a motorcade of classic cars and motorbikes setting off from Priory Park at 11:45 to pecede the Carnival and herald its arrival in the Square at midday. £2.50 for adults (children free) will buy you an exciting afternoon with over 80 diverse stands, fairground rides, raffles, competitions with prizes and lots, lots more. Many food stands too. See www. bishopswalthamrotary.org.uk

through to our two foot gauge industrial system in full operation. Plus our popular tea rooms and BBQ, £5 entry, under 16s free. 01929 552973 www. twyfordwaterworks.co.uk

RAILWAY GALA OPEN DAY 10 Jun 11am to 4pm Twyford Waterworks, Hazeley Rd, SO21 1QA Railways and trains of all sizes from models and miniatures

KITE FESTIVAL 16 & 17 June 10am-5.30pm Lordshill Sports Ground, 5 Acre Field, Redbridge Lane, Southampton. Kite flying displays and

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REMEMBERING D-DAY 11 June, 2pm to 4pm Lepe Country Park, Lepe, Exbury, SO45 1AD Discover Lepe's historic role in the war as you take a guided walk to the D-Day remains. Suitable for adults only. £5 per person, (B) 02380 899108

"WE’LL MEET AGAIN" Music from the ’40s 17 June, 3.30pm Embley Park, Romsey The Rotary Club of Southampton West once again presents Swing Unlimited Big Band with the Singers and Dancers from the Highcliffe Charity Players in an open air concert, this time at Embley Park, the home of the Hampshire Collegiate School. Another memorable '40s concert plus period fashions and WW2 Military vehicles to set the scene. Lawns open from 1.00pm for picnics before the Concert at 3.30pm. Light refreshments and drinks will be available. Come and live again the Glen Miller era! Gardens open at 1.00pm Tickets £12.50 Early Bird £11 before 2nd June from the Romsey Tourist Office 01794 512987 or 02380 908434


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VILLAGE FETE 17 Jun 12 to 4pm Avington Park, Winchester SO21 1DB Village fete held every 4 years to support the Church and Heritage of the Village. Held in the beautiful grounds of Avington Park, to be opened by famous actor Robert Hardy who will also crown the Fete Queen. To include a hog roast and other refreshments, dog show, craft stalls, side shows, bouncy castle etc. Childrens Olympics & Children's competition for best decorated crown and many other attractions. £2.50 per adult including Free Parking (children free of charge). 01962 779429 or 01962 779026 CONCERT – JUBILATION 22 June 7:30pm 24 June 2:30pm West End Singers are holding a summer concert. The concert entitled “Jubliation” will be featuring The Bossard Quartet as special guests and the retiring collection will be in aid of the Alzheimers Society. Friday 22nd June to be held at The Berry in Hedge End 7.30pm – tickets available from The Berry Theatre Tel: 01489

799499 - £10 (concessions £9) and Sunday 24th June at Thornden Hall in Chandlers Ford 2.30pm – tickets available from Ingrid McIntyre 02380 404881 - £10 (concessions £9). www.westendsingers.co.uk VILLAGE FETE 23 June 11:30 to 3pm John Keble Primary School, Hursley The Fete has an Olympic theme and will be officially opened by Julia Beckett and solely sponsored by Hamptons Estate Agents. There will be fun and games for all ages. Traditional Maypole dancing, pony rides, competitions, bouncy slide, BBQ, cream teas and much, much more. Join us on a day that the village always rates as one of the most enjoyable days of the year! Adults £1.00 Children Free. Telephone 01962 870453 or email jacqueline_ norman@hotmail.com BUGS, BUTTERFLIES & BEETLES TOURS 30 June & 1 July 10.00 - 11.00 11.30 - 12.30 1.30 - 2.30 3.00 - 4.00 Chilcomb House, Winchester, SO23 8RD

Celebrate National Insect Week with a chance to see some of the 100,000 insects (and other biology collections) cared for by Hampshire County Council Arts & Museums Service at Chilcomb House, Winchester. A free guided tour of a museum store not normally open to the general public. Suitable for adults & accompanied children aged 7+. Free but (B) 0845 603 5635 amber.kane@hants.gov.uk SKY RIDE 1 July Sky Ride is a free, family mass participation cycling event taking place across the city. This is a FREE event hosted by Sky in partnership with British Cycling and Southampton City Council. Last year the Sky Ride Southampton event saw more than 10,000 cycling fans flood the streets. The event offers people, of all ages and abilities, the chance to dust off their bikes and enjoy the sights and sounds of Southampton on a traffic free tour of the city and its great landmarks. A unique experience we hope you won’t forget exploring the city on two wheels. There will be loads of activities lined up for you on the day, along the route and in the activity areas, so you can cycle some of the route, take a break, enjoy the entertainment and then get riding again! http://www.goskyride.com BEGGARS FAIR 14th July 11am till late Romsey Town Centre

For the 19th year, in the streets and in venues all around the town the best of local performers bring you folk, jazz, blues and world music, colourful dance displays and children’s entertainment. From big bands on the Cornmarket stage to intimate acoustic music in tranquil gardens, cheerful pub sessions and spellbinding storytelling, the day has a great atmosphere that keeps bringing people (and performers!) back year after year. LONGSTOCK PARK WATER GARDEN 15 July, 2pm to 5pm Longstock Park Water Garden, Near Stockbridge This beautiful seven acre water garden includes two and a half acres of lake. The complex layout of islands headlands and inlets interconnected by small bridges create a maze of walks with constantly changing views. Refreshments available. £5 for adults, £1 for children, proceeds to a charity which supports people with dementia.

WHERE TO LOOK FOR MORE WHAT’S ON: www.visit-hampshire.co.uk www.hants.gov.uk/events. htm http://www.southampton. gov.uk/news-events/events/ home.asp www.wherecanwego.com

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Batteries Glass Metals Paper Textile

Ampfield Village Hall, SO51 9BJ Asda, SO53 3YJ Bedes Lea Public House Car Park, SO52 9LW Chilworth Arms Public House, SO16 7JZ Eastleigh BC Offices, SO50 9YN Eastleigh HWRC, SO50 9ES Eastleigh Travis Perkins Trading Co, SO50 4EZ Foresters Arms, SO50 6DW Potters Heron Hotel & Bar, SO51 9ZF Tesco, SO50 5PN Valley Park Community Centre, SO53 4ST Waitrose, SO53 2LG Willis Avenue Car Park, SO52 9EP

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The Eastleigh Household Waste Recycling Centre also recycles:

Garden Waste, Cardboard, Construction & Demolition Materials; Liquid & Chemicals (including paint) and Waste Electronics. The centre is open between April and October (BST) from 8am to 7pm and from October to April between 8am and 4pm. Telephone: 02380 644106.

The following sites recycle glass only:

Combrades Club SO50 9DF, Falkland Road Shops SO53 3GA, Hilton Hotel SO16 3RB, Progressive Club SO50 4HR, Cooperative SO53 2GH, The Gateway Pub SO50 9YX, The Hut Pub SO53 3DJ, White Horse Public House Car Park SO51 9BQ

The following sites recycle domestic batteries only: Eastleigh Comet SO50 9NA, Sainsburys SO50 9FH, Tesco SO50 4HP & SO53 4ST

The following site recycles cardboard only: Chandler's Ford Central Club SO53 2FZ


Charity Shops

Help the Aged (back of the Fryern Arcade) 11 Fryern Arcade, Winchester Rd, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO53 2DQ Tel: 023 8027 1562 Marie Curie Cancer Care (near The Library) 8 The Mall, Winchester Rd, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO53 2QD Tel: 023 8027 1822

Freecycle®

Although small items are always welcomed by the charity shops, they don’t usually take electrical goods, larger items or pieces of furniture. However you can use The Freecycle® Network (online only) to find a new home for your unwanted clutter. This worldwide initiative – with local groups - is a way of giving away goods which you may not need but are still usable by others. The listings are text only so you don’t need to worry about pictures, and people will mail you via the site if they are interested. You choose one of the replies and the goods are usually collected within 24 hours – often much more quickly so it’s a very efficient way of recycling. It’s also a good place to go if you want something, although you have to have offered something before you can place a ‘wanted’ listing. You have to register as a Yahoo user first and then you can post messages which must be in the format Offered: Short Description, Location e.g. Offered: Portable TV, Chandlers Ford http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EastleighFreecycle/ messages

Recycling Council Collections Test Valley – 01264 368000 http://www.testvalley.gov.uk/default. aspx?page=5200

Eastleigh Borough Council – 023 8068 8000 http://www.eastleigh.gov.uk/waste-recyclingenvironment.aspx

FOR SALE One of the best way to recycle is to sell your secondhand goods. This is a service we are offering FREE to local residents. All you need to do is send the words and your contact details to tania@discovermagazines.co.uk with the title in your email of FOR SALE. Our deadline is the 19th of each month although you might still catch the forthcoming edition a day or so after that. Sony Bravia 32” flatscreen television. Just over four years old and warrantied till October. Supplied with wall fixings and stand, remote control and all paperwork. Excellent condition, perfect working order, but was inherited and we have no need for it. £145. 07545 427535. Acorn Stair Lift. Rail fits onto stairs without removing carpet. Right hand turn at top although it would be possible to buy rail to adapt to other stair shapes. Two remote controls and slimline chair folds away. This was used for just three weeks (purchased October 11) so is as new. It originally cost £2750 but we are asking just £1250 – a 55% discount. 07545 427535.


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Park Road Stores SPAR (Hursley Rd)

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Advertising and Distribution DISTRIBUTION: Discover Chandlers Ford is delivered to two alternating areas of the SO53 postcode. On the odd numbered months it goes to: Knightwood, Valley Park, North Millers Dale, South Millers Dale, homes south of Hiltingbury Rd to the Central Precinct, and Hursley Rd. On the even numbered months the directory goes to homes north of Flexford and Hiltingbury Rds, Scantabout, Peverells Wood, Toynbee/Bodycoats Rd, Chalvington Rd areas also Hursley and parts of Otterbourne. TO ADVERTISE: Please call or email Tania Houston Tania@discovermagazines.co.uk 023 8027 6361 or Kevin Houston Kevin @discovermagazine.co.uk 023 8027 6396

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Doctor Numbers NHS Direct (24 hr helpline) The Brownhill Surgery 2 Brownhill Rd Fryern Surgery Oakmount Rd Knightwood Surgery (Parkside Family Practice) Pilgrims Close Park Surgery (Chandlers Ford Family Practice), Hursley Rd St Francis Surgery (Chandlers Ford Family Practice), Pilgrims Close

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0845 46 47 023 8025 2188 023 8025 2414 023 8027 3252 023 8027 3458 023 8025 5118 0844 477 8957 (Emergencies press option 1) (Appointments press option 2)

Chemist Numbers

Asda Pharmacy, Bournemouth Road Tel: 023 8027 7390 Mon/Tues/Weds - 8.00am - 9.00pm, Thurs/Fri - 8am - 10pm, Sat - 8am - 8pm, Sun - 10am - 4pm. Bank Hols - 9.00am - 6pm. Boots the Chemist, 4-5 Fryern Arcade, Tel:023 8025 2751 Opening hours/rota: Mon/Tues - 8.30am - 6pm, Weds/Thurs/Fri - 8.30am - 6.30pm, Sat -8.30am - 5.30pm. Day Lewis, 95 Hiltingbury Road, SO53 5NQ. Tel: 023 8025 3063 Mon - Fri - 8.30am - 6pm, Sat - 9am - 1pm. Falkland Pharmacy, 1 Falkland Court, SO53 3GA. Tel:023 8025 4344 Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri - 9am - 1pm, 2pm - 6.30pm Weds 9am - 1pm, 6pm - 7pm Sat - 9am -1pm, 2pm - 5.30pm Lloyds Pharmacy, 21 Hursley Road, SO53 2FS. Tel: 023 8025 4252 Mon - Fri - 9am - 6.30pm, Sat - 9am - 1pm Park Pharmacy, 3 Pilgrims Close, Valley Park, SO53 4TQ. Tel: 023 8026 3908 Mon - Fri - 8.45am - 6.30pm, Sat - 9am - 1pm

Church Numbers

New Community Church Methodist Church St Francis Church St Boniface Church (C of E) St Edwards Church St Martin in the Wood (C of E) United Reformed Church Velmore Church Churches Together in Chandlers Ford

07970 804708 023 8026 8803 023 80271152 023 8026 5977 023 8027 3882 023 8026 5977 023 8027 6791 023 8057 1414 www.ctcf.org.uk

Library Times http://www3.hants.gov.uk/library/chandlersford-library.htm Oakmount Road, Chandler’s Ford, 0845 6035631 Mon/Wed/Fri: 9am - 5pm, Tue/Thur: 9am - 7pm Saturdays: 9am - 4pm

School & College Numbers Barton Peveril Chandler’s Ford Infant Eastleigh College Fryern Infants Fryern Junior Hiltingbury Infants Hiltingbury Junior John Keble CE Knightwood Primary Lakeside Merdon Junior Otterbourne Primary Peter Symonds Scantabout Primary Sherborne House St Francis Primary St Swithun Wells Primary Thornden Toynbee

023 8036 7200 023 8025 2655 023 8091 1000 023 8026 5931 023 8025 4155 023 8026 5414 023 8026 1808 01962 775241 023 8026 1900 023 8026 6633 023 8026 5255 01962 712020 01962 857500 023 8026 6892 023 8025 2440 023 8027 1178 023 8026 6210 023 8026 9722 023 8026 9026

School Holidays All dates taken from - www3.hants.gov.uk/education/schools/schoolholidaysAutumn term Summer term Half Term: Mon 4/6/2012 - Fri 8/6/2012 Summer Holiday: Tue 24/7/2012 - Fri 31/8/2012 Autumn term Half Term: Mon 29/10/2012 - Fri 2/11/2012

Chandlers Ford MP

Steve Brine MP - Member of Parliament for Winchester & Chandlers Ford steve.brine.mp@parliament.uk, www.stevebrine.com 0207 219 7189 (London Office), 01962 791110 (Constituency Office)

Sustainable Transport For all rail, ferry, bus and underground information click on www.traveline.org.uk/ index.htm or call 0871 200 22 33 or visit www. threeriversrail.com For all cycle routes in Chandlers Ford and neighbouring areas visit www.eastleigh.gov.uk/parking-travel--roads.aspx

Last Post Times

Ashdown Rd - Mon-Fri 5pm/Post Office Closes 5:30pm, Sat 11:30/Post Office Closes 12:30 Fryern Arcade Post Office - Mon-Fri 9:00 to 5:30, Saturday 9:00 to 12:30 LAST POST IN CHANDLERS FORD - Brickfield Lane on The Chandlers Ford Industrial Estate (near Hendy Truck) - Mon-Fri 6:30, Sat: 11:45 No collection Sunday

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DIS COV ER I N D E X For Advertisers offering multiple property services look under Property Maintenance, otherwise see specific trade e.g. electrician, carpenter etc.

Accounting: Accord Accountants 73 Arlington Accountants Ltd 63/65 Atherton Bailey Chartered Accountants 63 Kirkcaldy Accountancy Ltd 75 Aerials: Aerial Fix 12 DJ Satellites & Aerials 72 Air Conditioning: ALB Electrical 13 Appliance Repair: 123 Domestic Appliances 32 Advanced Appliance Care 13 JP Appliances 14 Premier Electrics 11 Architect: Andrew Johns 65 Auction House: Bonhams 61 Bathrooms: See Plumbing Beauty Treatments: Bobby Dazzlers Nail & Beauty 23 Caroline’s 25 Mystique Beauty 20 Blinds & Curtains: Designing for Style 61 Solent Blinds & Curtains Co Ltd 51 Waterside Blinds 5 Boilers: See Plumbing Cakes: Made for You 56 Car Service/Repair- See Garage Svcs Care Services: Recover Nursing Home Fees 29 Carpenter: Crown Carpentry 11 Kiwi Carpentry 75 52 Oakwood Carpentry & Maintenance Carpet Cleaning: 39 Abbey Cleaning 18 American Truckmount 34 Elliott Carpet Care Carpet & Flooring: 16 G E Nicholls 17 Hyde Carpets 54 Catering Services: Bay Leaves Larder Children’s Tuition: 58 English Upgrades 58 Kip McGrath 61 Southern Education Cleaning Services: 37 Done 'n' Dusted 18 Nook & Cranny Clean. Computer Services: 54 Chandlers Ford Computer Care 58 RSJ Computer Services 39 Widenet Conservatories: 88 Live-in 40 Pennington Jones (HI) Ltd 54 Delicatessen: Bay Leaves Larder Dentist: 26 Fryern Dental 21 Smile 22 Vital Family Dental Care 22 Westfield Dental Practice Disco: Rob's Sound Master Mobile Disco 79 Domestic Appliance: 32 123 Domestic Appliances 13 Advanced Appliance Care 14 JP Appliances 11 Premier Electrics

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Double Glazing Inst/Repairs: Live-in Design 88 Pennington Jones (HI) Ltd 40 Windowmenda 52 Electrician: ALB Electrical 13 Ampfield Electrical 4 GJ Rhodes Electrical 72 J Russell Electrical 37 Knightwood Electrics 36 Estate Agent: Jonathan Rees 41-48 Fencing Services: CF Handyman Fencing Services 70 Terry Flynn 68 Funeral Services: Nigel Guilder 29 Furniture: Deane 3 From Old to New 56 Winchester Furntiture 17 Furniture Restoration 59 Garage Doors: Fix Quick Garage Doors 51 Garage Services: Auto Assistance 6 Independent VW 9 Robinsons Vehicle Maintenance 6 Garden Design & Services: Adapt Landscapes 66 All In One 72 C/Ford Garden Services 71 Enviro 71 Garden Design by Mo Mariner 71 Greenkeeper 66 Greens Garden & Rubbish Clearance 78 J.L. Tree Care 69 Jon Curtis Tree Surgery & Gdn Svc 79 Lakewood Tree Surgeons 70 Martin Royer Garden Design 69 One Man Went To Mow 69 Premier Garden Designs 78 Romsey Stump 66 Terry Flynn 68 Tina Jerome Garden Design 70 Valley Park Landscapes 71 Whittaker Tree Care 72 Gas Services: See Plumbing Golf Club: Ampfield Golf Club 57 Hairdressing: Bella Hair & Beauty 26 Hot Heads 26 Joanne Russell Freelance Hairdresser 79 Ventura Hair Design 21 Health & Fitness: Bodysound 25 Go Physio 27 Knightwood Fitness 23 Pilates with a Plomb 59 Health Services: Hampshire Hearing Centre 23 Holidays: Holiday Properties 77 House Clearance: The Bookman 78 Kitchens: Ashmore Kitchens 13 Dream Doors 35 Knightwood Kitchens 36 Loft Conversions: Charrett & Sons 30 Mobile Disco: Rob's Sound Master Disco 79 Mobility: The Discount Mobility Company 27 Office Furniture: Haywood Office Svc 62 Oven Cleaning: Oven Clean Direct 59

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Painter/Decorator (see also Property Maintenance): Darren Liggett M Fyall Design & Co Prestige Painting SJ Penney VHN Decorating W.A.G. Decorating Services Ltd Pet Services: Pet Pals Plasterer: A Y Plastering C B Plastering Services Plasterforce Plumbing Services (including bathroom installation and gas and boiler services) see also Property Maintenance: Ace Plumbing Ltd Aqualogic Plumbing & Heating Aquatec DN Plumbing Services First Call Heating Ltd Gair Gas Gas Elite Graham Jones Plumbing & Heating Mike Chivers Premier Bathrooms Tom Mitchell Plumbing TP Watts Podiatrist: Jon Callen Property Maintenance & Improvements: All In One Apple Design A Wilmott CDN Handyman Services CF Handyman Services Complete Refurbs Dell Developments Handy Man Hero KCB Handyman Services M Fyall Design & Co MH Building Services S & R Property Services The Flat Pack People The Handyman Your Local Odd Job Man Restaurant: Masala Lounge Restaurant 54 Service Station: North Baddesley Service Station Singing Lessons: Jan Solar Panels: Apollo Green Energy Ltd Finesse Energy Ltd Solicitor: Eric Robinson Solicitors Tiling & Tile Supplier: AT Ceramics Premier Bathrooms & Tiles Tree Surgery: See Garden Tuition (Children’s): English Upgrades Kip McGrath Southern Education Upholstery: American Truckmount From Old to New Veterinary: Cats@Seadown The Village Vet Waste Disposal: Greens G & R Clearance Window Repair: Windowmenda

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First Call CallHeating HeatingLtd Ltd First 6 Falkland Court, Falkland Road, 6 Falkland Court, Falkland Road, Chandlers Ford SO53 3GA Chandlers Ford SO53 3GA

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