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Water, Water, Everywhere

by Pippa Greenwood point nearby – something often overlooked. Do you want an eyecatching centrepiece for a formal garden, or just the music of running water as the soundtrack to your alfresco Sunday lunch? In either case, you need to consider carefully the appropriate position.

A water-feature adds magic to any garden. The sound of tinkling water and the movement of light on its surface can be just the finishing touch you need either for a patio or for a much larger garden. There’s a plentiful choice

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of water-features of all shapes, styles, and sizes; but before you commit yourself, what are the main points to bear in mind?

Water-features can turn bright green in summer due to the build-up of algae. You can go a long way towards preventing this by positioning them away from direct sunlight. Make sure they’re well away from deciduous trees, too, as falling leaves will clog everything up.

First, position. For moving water, your feature will use an electric pump, so there has to be a power-

For smaller spaces you’re best off with a self-contained feature. There are lots of lovely ones


available such as terracotta or glazed pot stacks with the water continuously pumped from one container to another, so you’ll only need to top it up in the hottest weather. Spouts and fountains are great fun. A spitting fish, frog, or gargoyle adds a touch of art – or humour – while oxygenating a pool, reducing algae and keeping the pond-life happy. If you want moving water but perhaps have toddlers, a millstone with a low, centrally-positioned jet is both beautiful and safe. Plants are integral to any pond. Surface-floating plants such as waterlilies not only look gorgeous but their leaves also shade the water – again, reducing algae. Waterlilies need still water, so are best avoided if you have a fountain; but a single spitting feature at one end of the pool shouldn’t create too much turbulence.

Plants around the edges of a pools and ponds are called marginals and do best in shallower water or boggy ground. Use plenty: they look gorgeous, they hide the liner and they’re a haven for wildlife. Marginals to consider include yellow-flowered marsh marigold (caltha palustris); white-flowered bog arum (calla palustris); miniature reed-mace (typha minima); pale blue water forgetme-not (myosotis scorpioides); and purple-bloomed water and bog iris (eg iris laevigata). You’ll need about two plants per metre. For a more formal look choose shapely rushes or ferns. Water-features attract wildlife, and in summer you might be visited by dragonflies or mayflies. Birds may also come to drink and bathe. And even a small pond needs a safe exit-route in case hedgehogs pop by for a drink and tumbles in. A shallow beach of pebbles should do the trick.

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If your feature has a sizeable surface, net it in the autumn to catch falling leaves. Garden netting stretched taut is ideal. Remove it as necessary to tip off the leaves. Left in the water they’ll both clog the pumps and produce methane, which is toxic. In winter, don’t let the waterfeature freeze up. If extreme cold is forecast smaller features are best emptied, and the pump cleaned and stored in the shed. Fish need an ice-free area on the surface or they’ll be killed by methane building up under the ice. Floating a football on the surface helps. Visit Pippa’s website www. pippagreenwood.com for ‘Grow Your Own with Pippa Greenwood’ for the AskPippa Q&A service, Nemaslug, natural pest controls and lots more besides!

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Recipe supplied by Darren Best, Head Chef at The Bell Inn, Iden 1.

Marinate lamb rumps in 100ml of balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp. honey, the five spice and olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Leave to marinate in the fridge overnight.

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Peel and baton all the vegetables and part boil them. Put them into a roasting tin adding a little of the lamb marinade and put in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes until golden.

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Pan sear the lamb rumps on all sides and oven roast on 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes. Allow the lamb to rest for 5-10 minutes.

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For the jus – boil and reduce by a half 1 pint of lamb stock. Add the remaining honey, balsamic vinegar and tin of chopped tomatoes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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4 x 6oz lamb rumps

150ml balsamic vinegar

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May 22nd THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ THE SPIKE HEATLEY TRIO WITH ART THEMEN The legendry Double Bassist SPIKE HEATLEY makes his annual visit to our shores from his home in France, to play the top UK jazz clubs . As on his previous & very successful visit to The FJC he brings with him his regular drummer from his Barney Kessel Trio days - MALCOLM MORTIMER & the very accomplished Guitarist ANDREW WILLIAMS- All of this Plus the former top orthopaedic surgeon - now a most brilliant tenor saxophonist ART THEMEN May 29th THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ

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What’s On... Thursday 15th May - Tenterden and District National Trust Association Tenterden Junior School, Recreation Ground Road. 7.30 pm “Michael Faraday, the man behind the Science” Christopher Rudd. Visitors welcome. Further information 01580 764791. Thursday 15th May - at 8pm - Smarden Local History society - THE POOR AND NEEDY OF KENT by Maureen Clayton. Smarden Heritage Centre is open on Friday Mornings from 9:30am to 12 :30pm at Smarden Charter Hall/ All enquiries to The Secretary SLHS Yvonne Bonham Miller 01233 770425 email y.bonham@btinternet.com

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Sunday, 18th May - The 1066 Archery Club will hold a Have-A-Go Day at their range at Pickhill Farm, Pickhill Business Centre, Smallhythe Road, Tenterden on Sunday, 18th May from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Adults and Juniors (from 11 years) welcome. All equipment will be provided and there will be the opportunity either to join the Club or to register for a 4-week course to be held in June. For more information, call Ann on 07940 446512 or Roger on 07729 374605.”

Wednesday 21st May - The Weald of Kent Computer Club will meet on in Biddenden New Village Hall at 7.30 pm. The topic this evening will be:- “Developments in digital photography”. Annual membership is £10 plus £2 per meeting. Non-members are welcome (£3, but first visit is free) Full details: http://www.wealdofkentcomputerclub. co.uk/Enquiries: secretarywkcc@yahoo.co.uk Saturday 24th May - 10.00 am - 4.00pm. Tenterden

& District Horticultural Society Charity Plant Sale The Market Square Tenterden Get fantastic bargains by buying plants grown by members, and if you have any plant problems - advice is free!!! All Proceeds to Charity. ALL ARE WELCOME Wednesday 28th May - The Biddenden Horticultural Society meets in the Village Hall (7:15pm for 7:30pm start). Our speaker this month is Don Wilks who will be giving a talk on the ‘Butterflies and Orchids of Kent’. Contact Irene on 01580291777 or Lesley on 01580291931. Members £1.50, Non Members £2.50. Annual membership £5. New members always welcome.


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May & June Events

9th May - Lonestar Comedy Club featuring Joe Rowntree, Barry Castognola and Kevin Shepherd 7.30pm, Sinden Theatre, tickets £15 with supper, £10 without 10th May - May Craft Fair 9.00am - 3.00pm, Sports Hall, admission free 10th May - Year 5 & 6 Students’ Masterclasses Full details available from Michelle Fowler on 01580 764222 ext 291 11th May - Carly Bryant Concert 8.00pm, Sinden Theatre 21st May- Dance Performance 7.00pm, Sinden Theatre 22nd May- Tenterden Film Society- showing ‘The Great Gatsby’ 7.30pm, Sinden Theatre 23rd May - End of Spring Term 23rd May -TRA Book Awards 6.30pm, Sinden Theatre 2nd June - Start of Summer Term 7th June- Year 5 Open Day 10.00am -1.00pm 13th & 14th June - Drama Department Production ‘Sweeney Todd the Play’ 7.00pm, Sinden Theatre 16th June - Reduced Shakespeare Company . ‘The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged [revised]) 7.30pm, Sinden Theatre Contact details for the Sinden Theatre Box Office 01580 763826

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CLUBS & SOCIETIES Tenterden Tenterden Duplicate Bridge Club. Contact Sue Rolles 01797 252753. Sinden Theatre Contact Homewood School 01580 764222 Ext 284 www.sindentheatre.com St. Michaels Short Mat Bowls Club Tel. 01580 762037 Friday Evenings 7.15pm St. Michaels Village Hall. Tenterden National Trust Assoc Ann Stevens 01580 764791

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Rotary Club Of Tenterden Chris Northen 01233 851020 www.rotary1120.org/tenterden Tenterden Singers T: Martin Bailey 01233 820322 Rehearsals on Tuesday evenings 8pm in the Music Block of Homewood School. Musical

Director: Stephen Pusey Ashford Ramblers www.ashford-ramblers.org.uk T: 01233 668762 The Tenterden Club Church Road, Tenterden T: 01580 762888 Tenterden & District Assn. Angling & Preservation Paul Locks: 01580 292201 e:plocks578@btinternet.com Tenterden Badminton Club T: 01233 633488 Bowls Club T: 01580 766659 Tenterden Cricket Club T: Mr. J.r. Gillett, 01580 762087 Tenterden Golf Club T: 01580 763987 enquiries@ tenterdengolfclub.co.uk Tenterden Tennis Club T: 01580 762440 Lions Club Of Tenterden David Walshe T: 01580 766162 Homewood Badminton Club

Tuesday Evenings At Tenterden Leisure Centre. Contact Doreen Mackey 01580 762965 Free Lipreading Tuition for the hearing impaired; Friday afternoons, Tenterden. Contact Susan 01233 613198 (5 - 7pm) Tenterden & District Horticultural Soc. T: 01580 764505 Tenterden & District Local History Society T: 01233 770082 Tenterden & District Museum Assoc. Tenterden Museum T: 01580 764310 Tenterdenmuseum@yahoo.co.uk

TheWarblers Mr. Tony Singleton T: 01580 753431 www.tonysing.me.uk/mw/ Homewood & District Astronomical Assoc. (Hadas) www.hadastro.org.uk Meets 2nd Thurs of each month, 7.30pm, Homewood School. Martin Frey: 01233 758222

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Royal British Legion. 2nd Tuesday of every month (except Jan, Aug & Dec) 7.30pm White Lion Hotel. Call Bill Chantler. 01580 763 266. Women’s Institute: Tenterden: Mrs A Miller, 01580 761994 St. Michaels: Mrs B. Watkins 01580 765085 Tenterden Glebe: Ann King 01580 291844 (Secretary) Young Wives: St. Michaels Mrs. J. Coombs 01580 763733 Tenterden and District Twinning Association, (twinned with Avallon, France) Contact Jean Anderson 01580 763459 jean.anderson1@mypostoffice.co.uk

Tenterden Day Centre, Church Road, Tenterden. Contact Sally Pettengell 01580 762882 Weald Of Kent Art Group Alison Prall Tel: 01580 240417 Benenden Players www.benendenplayers.co.uk

Tenterden Operatic & Dramatic Society Mrs. A. Patrick 01580 241966 www.tods.me.uk Tenterden Youth Club Alan Sugden Tel: 01580 765531 Tenterden U3A If you are not in work with time to spare, the U3A offers you leisure activities and an opportunity to meet likeminded people in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere Contact Doreen Healey 01580 765064 E: doreenhealey@hotmail.co.uk Weald U3A - For the dynamic over-50’s, friendly monthly meetings in Tenterden & wide choice of Interest groups T: Jean Morgan: 01233 770321 wealdu3a@gmail.com St Michaels Village Community Group Meet once a month, please check our website for event information and details of our next meeting www. stmichaelsvillage.com Parkinson’s UK, Ashford Branch. Meets 1st Wednesday of every

month at Godinton Village Hall, Loudon Way, Ashford. For information call Mike Wharrad – 01233 623530 Tenterden Active Retirement Association (TenARA) Maggie Rennie T: 01580 766276 m a g gi e re n n i e @ b t i n te r n e t . com Teri Witcher 01580 763892 teriwtent@btinternet.com Tenterden Spiritualist Centre Highbury Hall. Highbury Lane. TN30 6LE, every Sat evening, from 6.30pm all are welcomed. Contact David Burgess 01233 756127 davidburgess127@ btinternet.com Tenterden & District National Trust Association Membership: Ann Stevens 01580 764791 Tenterden Ukulele Club. Open to all ages and levels. For more information call Darren 07718 134 404. dcollins40@hotmail.co.uk Tenterden Cycling Club For Tenterden & St Michaels & surrounding areas. Suitable for all abilities. Contact Ian

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AN EVENING OF WORLD MUSIC FOR CANINE PARTNERS IN RYE There will be an evening of world music to raise money for national assistance dog charity Canine Partners this summer. Celebrated local singing group Vocal Explosion will perform at St. Mary’s Church in Rye, East Sussex, on Saturday June 14.

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And this summer they will be performing to raise funds and awareness of a Charity close to organiser Ruth Gostelow’s heart, Canine Partners. Tickets cost £8 for adults, £4 for the under 13s. Ticket price includes a drink during the interval. Doors will open at 7pm with the concert beginning at 7.30pm lasting until 9.30pm. For tickets please contact rev. ruth@btinternet.com or hollyb@caninepartners. org.uk. To find out more information about Canine Partners please visit www.caninepartners.org.uk.


CLUBS & SOCIETIES CONT... McCormick by email or text, email preferred TN30CC - Cycling Club. Email: tn30cc@sky.com, T/txt, 07724 141115. Check us out here: www.tn30cc.blogspot.co.uk Tenterden Bowls Club Recreation Ground Road. Come join our 100 yr old outdoor club in Tenterden. Fresh air, gentle exercise, good company, new friends, good fun for 8 to 80+ year olds. Yoga Wed eve 8.00pm -9.15 pm. in the Dance studio at Homewood School (block d). All abilities welcome ÂŁ6.00 per session. contact Sue Wainwright 01622 890746 mob. 07958606939.

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Rye Inner Wheel of Rye and Winchelsea Meetings and Membership 01797 224718 Rye and District U3A We meet monthly on the third Monday of every month at 2pm at Rye Community Centre. We have 27 different interest groups meeting at different times throughout the month and are always open to new suggestions and ideas. New members welcome - come and join us to share a range of educational, creative and leisure activities. For more information visit our website on www.u3asites.org.uk/rye or telephone Sheila on 01797 224339 or June on 01797 226380 Rye Harbour Sailing Club membership is open to everyone who is interested in cruiser or dinghy sailing on tidal waters. Contact Richard Hopper Membership Secretary for full details. Phone 01797 222291, email richard@richardhopper. plus.com or visit our website www.rhsc.org.uk

Rother Meads Tennis & Games Club Rye Tennis Club (8 grass courts and 3 hard courts) Tennis and coaching for adults and juniors all year round. Rye Squash Club (2 squash courts, also used for racquet ball) Rye Table Tennis Club weekly sessions Tues from 6.00 pm Rye Croquet Club (weekly sessions on Sun & Tues Romney Marsh Bridge Club (up to 12 tables); weekly sessions on Wednesdays. Separate groups for experienced players and beginners. Gymnasium (6 exercise machines) Large Clubhouse (2 bars, changing rooms, catering facilities, etc) All the above sports stage tournaments and other sporting/social events take place every year. www.ryetennisandsquashclub.org.uk.

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Sleep: You Can Do It With Your Eyes Closed By Alison Runham www.alison.runham.co.uk

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Sleep is supposedly involuntary. So we take it for granted when we can sleep, and often ignore it when we can’t. But we shouldn’t. Research has proved that sleep is as important to our health as diet and exercise. Lack of sleep affects memory, mood, concentration and reaction times, and long-term it can affect language processing, planning abilities and our sense of time. Some sleep disorders can contribute to serious health problems. So what stops us getting the sleep we need, and how can we improve the quantity and quality of our sleep? Our sleep has recurring cycles of around 100 minutes, starting with Non-REM sleep. Non-REM (non rapid eye movement) sleep progresses from Stage One (light sleep), through Stages Two and Three (when heart rate and breathing drop) to Stage Four’s deep sleep (when bed-wetting, night terrors or sleepwalking occurs). REM (rapid eye movement) sleep (dream time) follows. Our brain is active, breathing and blood pressure rise, and our eyes move; but we can’t move our bodies. Afterwards, the cycle restarts. Sweet Dreams aren’t made of this. Enemies of good sleep include pain; the need to urinate; stress or depression; the menstrual cycle (hormonal changes affect temperature and melatonin production), the menopause and snoring. There are also sleep disorders, including night terrors; sleep walking, talking and paralysis; teeth grinding; restless limb syndrome; and the more serious sleep apnoea (which can

starve the brain of oxygen). tablets and smart phones within two hours of bedtime, or turn To help you sleep soundly: down their brightness settings • Eliminate Physical Factors - Cure (some screens have a night snoring with nasal strips, sprays mode). or minor surgery. See your • Establish a Routine -Establish doctor about physical or mental a relaxing routine before bed. health issues and sleep disorders; Avoid watching TV in the they may recommend Cognitive bedroom or reading anything Behaviour Therapy or sleeping too emotionally charged or tablets. PMS (Pre-Menstrual terrifying. Syndrome) treatments may • Make your Bedroom a Haven help if you sleep badly before a Avoid using your bedroom as a period. work or dump space; clutter will • Drink Warm Milk - Eat a nag to be cleared up. Ensure your carbohydrate-rich snack bedroom is well ventilated, dark, beforehand to improve the and not too hot or cold. Consider efficacy of the milk’s tryptophan earplugs to eliminate noise, and (a raw material for the sleep invest in a really comfy mattress hormone melatonin). Milk may (try before you buy). help by making you feel warm • Declutter your Brain and full too. Download your brain by jotting • Don’t Go to Bed Hungry down tomorrow’s jobs and any Avoid large, late meals but have worries (particularly therapeutic a light snack if you’re hungry. if you write a positive action • Avoid Alcohol and Caffeine in beside them). the Evening, and Stop Smoking • Have A Warm Bath Before Bed - Caffeine is a stimulant and will Add relaxing bath oils, too. keep you awake. Alcohol makes • Try not to worry about it you sleepy, but impairs sleep Worrying about lack of sleep quality – as does nicotine. could start a vicious circle. If you • Get enough Sunlight and can’t sleep, leave the bedroom Exercise - Light and exercise and do something absorbing help regulate our body clock but calm: read a magazine or do to spend spend time tim and mood, so tryy to a jigsaw until you feel sleepy. outside and ar get regular exercise. n • Avoid Light in the Evening ITEC Dip However, TENTERDEN bright light Ease aches and pains, and b e f o r e relieve stress and tension bedtime will through Holistic massage... suppress melatonin secretion, so dim the lights. Phone: 07919 962 564 Either avoid www.carolyncartermassage.co.uk TVs, laptops,


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“With reference to my recent treatment at Woodbury Dental and Implant Clinic with Dr V J Vadgama, I have had a full mouth restoration. You undertook the top arch treatment including tooth extraction, bone grafting to both sinus and dental implant placement. I am delighted with the results. I talk, smile and eat as if I have natural teeth. The treatment involved no pain, just minor discomfort. Your chair side manner was exemplary.” Mrs A.K.L (Canterbury)

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Dolly Doodles has hidden 8 candycanes around the land of iDoo-B-Doo, can you find them?

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Introducing My name is Dolly Doodles and I live in Doo-B-Doodle Town with my BFF (Best Furry Friend!), Tinkaboo and our very clever teddy airbat, Willamina-the-Wise-Wordsmith. Tinkaboo and I love making beautiful things out of paper and card. We’ve even started our very own crafting club called The Doo-B-Doo Crew. In our spare time we like to travel and collect new materials for our paper crafts. In fact, we’ve only just got back from Muddle-Puddle, which was a really funny place. You’ll never believe it but everything was either upside-down, insideout or back-to-front… even the houses! You can read all about it in our first book. It’s called::

Dolly Doodles and her Adventures in Muddle-Puddle. Here is the first little bit of the story for grown ups to read… Dolly Doodles stood in front of the large sign and read out loud, “eldduP-eldduM” She turned to her puppy. “That’s a funny name for a town, Tinkaboo.” Then she broke into a grin. “Oh I see! It says ‘Muddle-Puddle’ backwards!” Dolly’s eyes shone as she patted her wooden case. “I doo-b-doo think we’re going to like it here!” “Me too!” barked Tinkaboo, racing off down the road. And here is a sentence from Willamina-the-Wise-Wordsmith for children to read… d…

The pup has fun in the mud! If you’d like to read more of the story please visit the land of iDoo-B-Doo at www.idoobdoo.com, where you can visit our shop and view a demo. The book is available in print and also as an e-book. If you like making things too, then join our club The Doo-B-Doo Crew and with this FREE voucher download lots of beautiful things to make.

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Home & Interiors A Hotel Bathroom At Home

By Katherine Sorrell partition walls? Or would you like a walk-in shower, underfloor heating or perhaps a pair of his ‘n’ hers basins? Avoid moving existing plumbing, if possible, as it will save money and effort. However, if the floorplan of your current bathroom really isn’t working for you, this one-off plumbing cost could be worth it in the long run.

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The best hotel bathrooms are blissful escapes from humdrum reality. Superbly planned to make the most of what is often not the hugest of spaces, they offer sleek efficiency at the same time as indulgence and opulence, from cosy-toes underfloor heating to tactile taps, monsoon showerheads to gleaming glass. And that’s not even to mention the most flattering of lighting schemes, the deepest of deep-fill baths and the fluffiest of fluffy towels. All this and more is why we find it so pleasurable to stay in a hotel that’s got its bathrooms right. And if you hanker for

this feeling all the time, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t recreate the same sort of haven in which to relax and refresh at home. Simply take some of the essential elements that we have outlined below, and your boring room can be transformed into a true bathing beauty.

Planning A well-designed bathroom feels comfortable and convenient no matter how large or small. If you are rethinking your entire room, decide on basic layout issues at the start. Should the WC be in a separate room, for example? Do you need to knock down or add

Bathroom floors must be non-slip, easy to clean and comfortable underfoot; most importantly, though, they mustn’t mind getting wet. While the upmarket hotel bathroom uses expensive stone or marble tiles, look-alikes made from ceramic or porcelain are a cheaper option. Vinyl flooring – also much less expensive – comes in a vast range of colours and patterns, some of which replicate natural materials such as ceramic, stone or wood. If you want to go green, think bamboo – which looks similar to timber, but loves humidity; natural rubber – available in gorgeous textures and colours; cork – which now comes in a range of fashionable shades; and linoleum – made from renewable resources. On a tight budget, simply sand timber floorboards and repaint them with glossy, off-white floor paint for a fresh, clean look.

Storage Great storage is just as important in a bathroom as any other room in the house; sometimes even more so. Where are you going to keep towels, toilet rolls, bottles of cleaning fluids, razors and a whole host of other (mostly


the home unsightly) things? Fitted storage, either from a bathroom supplier or made for you by a joiner is ideal if you can afford it (though of course you can’t take it with you if you plan to move house). Alternatively, there are plenty of less expensive options. A wooden chest or blanket box, for example, could double as both a seat and towel store, while a wall-mounted shelf could be the perfect place to stack lotions and potions. In a large bathroom, a chest of drawers keeps all your bits and bobs in one place, while in a small room a metal rack on wheels combines both function and style.

Lighting Give your bathroom a boost with a new lighting scheme. Always use fittings designed for wet and steamy conditions, and combine task lights (for shaving and putting on make-up) with general background light.

Downlights set into the ceiling are a great start, or else ceiling tracks with directional spotlights, which are inexpensive to fit. If you’re renovating the whole bathroom, it may be possible to install two lighting circuits: one for working lights and the other, on a dimmer switch, for soothing, ambient lights. Alternatively, set the mood for a long, relaxing bath with the warm glow of candlelight.

items, such as wicker baskets, pretty ceramics or bright plastic tubs, bring texture, colour and interest. Last – but definitely not least – consider buying a new set of co-ordinating towels. The fluffier the better and, of course, in clean, bright hotel-white.

Accessories and extras Quick fixes for tired bathrooms include changing a dated pair of taps for some good-looking, modern ones, installing a glass shower screen to replace a flappy old curtain or jazzing up your windows with some decorative window film. Add a large mirror – it’s not only useful but also helps to increase the feeling of light and space in the room, and can become a focal point. Small storage

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Contacting Kent Police

Puzzle Solutions April Issue

Following a reader’s query regarding the “101” contact number for The Police Neighbourhood Team, I have contacted Kent Police and they have kindly provided the following response:

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Our Force Control Room, which is situated in Maidstone and operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week, handles all calls coming into the police for the entire county. This has been the case for many years now. Even before 101 was launched nationally, all calls to police stations were handled centrally by each force’s respective Control Room. It was over a decade ago that calls to the police were handled at local police stations – the idea of calling your local station is often perpetuated in police TV programmes. However, this scenario has not existed for a very long time.

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One of the reasons all calls come into a central Control Room is due to the complexity of modern policing combined with needing a 24/7 facility. Control Rooms are best placed to deal with the wide variety of issues the public call about and have all the technology and support in place. They can also ensure that when a member of the public is trying to get hold of a specific officer for example and they aren’t available, they can track a call to make sure it reaches the right person and doesn’t get lost in the system.

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Pengelly & Rylands FAMILY SOLICITORS For friendly advice in times of need • Family, Children & Divorce (Fixed Fee appointments available) • Elderly Client Care • House Sales & Purchases • Equity Release • Wills & Probate • Commercial

Please call us on 01580 762248 39/41 High Street, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6BJ www.pengelly-rylands.co.uk

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useful information Emergency 999 Police Neighbhd Team Ashford & Tenterden 101 Rye 0845 60 70 999 Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 Out of Hours Doctor 0845 4349655 William Harvey Hospital 01233 633331 Conquest Hospital, Hastings 01424 755255 Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 www.samaritans.org Electricity: Southern Electric EDF Energy Gas: Natural LPG

0845 770 8090 0800 783 8866 0800 111 999 Details on tank

Doctors Surgery Ivy Court, Tenterden 01580 763666 East Cross Health Clinic 01580 262 000 Rye Medical Centre 01797 223333 Tenterden Counselling Service Confidential Tel: 0776 968 3347 www.tenterdencounselling.org.uk

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Veterinary Practices Rye 01797 222265 Tenterden 01580 763309 Rye Town Council 01797 223902 Tenterden Town Council 01580 762271 Parish Councils: Rolvenden 01580 241347 Tenterden 01580 762271 Wittersham 07944 183798 Ashford Borough Council Ashford Gateway Plus Tel: 01233 331111 Tenterden Gateway Tel: 0845 8247 202 Citizens Advice Bureau 01233 626185 Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre 01580 764222

Rye Primary School 01797 222825 Rye College 01797 222545 Kent Adult Education Homewood Centre, Homewood School: 01580 764356 Rye College: 01797 222545 Tenterden National Trust Assoc Ann Stevens 01580 764791 Rotary Club Of Tenterden Chris Northen 01233 851020 www.rotary1120.org/tenterden Rye & Winchelsea Rotary Club Membership: 01797 225739 Meetings: 01797 226380 Tenterden & District Residents’ Assoc. Chris Mason 01580 765199 www.tdra.org.uk Iden & Playden Garden Society Tel: Morris Metcalf 01797 280205 Rye Tourist Information Centre www.visitrye.co.uk 01797 229049 Sinden Theatre (Arts College) 01580 763826 www.sindentheatre.biz info@sindentheatre.biz

St. John Ambulance Brigade Russel Parkin 01580 766245 Royal British Legion Neil Beaven e: neilbeaven@aol.com Tel: 01580766880 Women’s Section: N. Holman 01580 762302 S E Kent Multiple Sclerosis Soc.

mssoutheast@gmail.com 07767 326138 Tenterden Active Retirement (Tenara) Chair: Teri Witcher 01580 763892 E:Teriwtent@btinternet.com Tenterden Disabled In Action Tenterden Day Centre 01580 761060 e: Tdiatenterden@tiscali.co.uk NSPCC: Tenterden & District Mrs J Coombs 01580 763733 Pregnancy Sickness Support Kent and Sussex

www.pregnancysicknesssupport.org.uk/ T: Denise Clifford deniseclifford@btinternet.com

Transport Charities

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Tenterden Alcoholics Anonymous We hold three weekly meetings in West View Care Centre on Tuesday and Friday evenings and one on Saturday mornings Tenterden Charities Michael Wells 01580 762353 Volunteer Bureau Town Hall, 24 High Street. Tenterden, Tn30 6an 01580 765819 Rother Voluntary Action 01797 229600 Age Concern 01580 764158 CARM 01233 758122 Carmromneymarsh@supanet.com www.carmromneymarsh.org.uk Parkinson’s UK, Ashford Branch Mike Wharrad 01233 623530 East Kent Strokes 01233 840448

Arriva Bus Enquiries (Travel Line) 0871 200 22 33 (Customer Services) 08456 00 22 99 National Train Enquiries www.nationalrail.co.uk Wealden Wheels 01233 840000 Mobile: Kevin: 07821 387727 John: 07851 395210 Rye & District Community Transport 01797 227722

www.eastkentstrokes.org

D.KENWARD & SONS Qualified Electricians (Electrical Contractors) Find us on Yell.com Office : 1 Millfield Tel: 01233 850 381 High Halden Hastings: 07786342454 Ashford New Romney : 07880680046 Kent. Email: dkenward@btconnect.com Disclaimer: Every care is taken to ensure this directory is as accurate as possible but the publishers do not accept responsibility for any loss or damage resulting from errors or omissions.


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Supply Any Make of Vehicle Both New and Used Arrange All Types of Vehicle Finance & Leasing Provide Service, Repairs & MOT Testing Dent Removal, Accident Damage Repairs & Bodywork Restoration arranged Spares, Accessories, Exhausts & Batteries Tyres at Competitive Prices - 4 Wheel Laser Alignment Sඎඇ Eඊඎංඉඉൾൽ Aංඋ Cඈඇൽංඍංඈඇංඇ඀ Sൾඋඏංർൾ Cൾඇඍඋൾ

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We have direct access to Motability’s website where we can view cars offered to us. Typically Motability have over 1500 cars for sale, all one owner, main dealer serviced with low mileage. The cars we supply are prepared to the very highest standards. When you visit our showroom we are able to log on to the Motability website and using our customer friendly dual screen, show full details including pictures and service history. Each car is carefully inspected inside and out by experienced staff to ensure they are supplied in as perfect condition as possible. Here our customers are able to order the model and colour they want with an anticipated delivery time of 21 days. As you would expect from a family business established for 48years, all dealer facilities are available, including part exchange and competitive finance. We encourage you to visit our showroom where Sales Manager Phil Cunningham looks forward to assisting you.

“For a friendly service from a family business” Rൾൺඋ ඈൿ Hඌൻർ Bൺඇ඄ - Hං඀ඁ Sඍඋൾൾඍ, Tൾඇඍൾඋൽൾඇ, Kൾඇඍ TN30 6BD

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Private Care Service at Bedtimes

Our Private Care Service carers can come to your house and assist you ďŹ rst thing in the morning and / or last thing at night. This help can form part of a tailored package of care that could help you stay in your own home for longer, rather than going into a care home before its really needed. We can assist those who need help due to frailty, disability or illness to live as independently as possible, with comfort and dignity, in their own home. Overnight Sleep-in Care is also available from 10pm to 7am.

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Town & Country Homecare Limited 102a High Street, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6HT

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