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Indian & Bangladeshi Restaurant and Cocktail Bar

A MODERN TWIST ON INDIAN FOOD FOR THE 21ST CENTURY SUNDAY & TUESDAY 50% OFF Evening Dining In Only. Limited Offer. Excludes King Prawns and Chef’s Specials. Drinks not included.

TWO COURSE LUNCH £9.95 20% OFF

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Live Entertainment Wed 4th Sept ABBA Girls Wed 9th Oct Rat Pack incl. 3 Course Meal £25 per person BOOK NOW!

01233 820280 01233 820800 W:www.cinnamon-lounge.net E: thecinnamonlounge@hotmail.co.uk Open: 12 noon - 2.30pm & 6.00pm - 11.30pm The Royal Standard, Ashford Road, Bethersden TN26 3LF


Private Care Service

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Our Private Care Service offers tailored packages of personal care that can help people stay in their own home for as long as possible, rather than going into a care home before it’s really needed. We assist those who need help due to fraility, disability or illness to live as independently as possible, with comfort & dignity, in their own home. www.townandcountryhomecare.co.uk

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For a free assessment of your care needs or to receive your brochure Call us on 01580 762244

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


Welcome to the village directory Hi everyone, Welcome to the September Issue and the onset of a new season. Can you believe it, Christmas has been mentioned for the very first time and the sight of snow on one of my front covers this month reminds me that I must place my firewood order before they get too busy. At least we’ve had a much better summer this year and I hope there’s plenty more left before we have to consider turning on the central heating. As always in September, school is very much on the agenda, as you’ll see from this month’s content. School days in my family will soon be a distant memory as my “Petrol Head” son heads off to college to engross himself in vehicle technology and motor sport. I feel that I’m witnessing a metamorphosis, cuddly little boy turned into nocturnal, slightly grungy teenager, any time now an adult will appear before my very eyes. The transformation will be complete but he will never stop learning!

MARY HEMSLEY INTERIORS Handmade Curtains • Tracks & Poles Blinds • Wallpapers • Upholstery Designer Fabrics

01233 813717 150 Bridge Street, Wye, TN25 5DP

DRESS MAKING & ALTERATIONS

QurnaNowCreations in Tenterden Tel: 01580 764131 Email couch.hilary@gmail.com

R J Tw wigg Accountants Established 1990 CIS, VAT, TAX RETURNS etc www.rjtwigg.co.uk 01303 243093 0789 416 8252

Dog Sitting Home from Home One dog at a time unless live together. Large secure garden plus walks. Your Relaxing Holiday - Your Happy Pet(s)

Reasonable Rates - Call Rosie 01233 733100 3

September is the month to get yourself organised for the winter season, so get those boilers checked, order those logs and tackle any outdoor jobs while the weather permits. Have a great month ~ Debbie e: info@thevillagedirectory.co.uk w: www.thevillagedirectory.co.uk T: 01233 720488

October Issue Deadline 1st September

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MILL HOUSE DESIGNS Tel: 01303 812121

www.millhousedesigns.net Open Tues - Sat 10am - 4pm

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PRIVATE HIRE CARS

Call: 07894 716 007 AIRPORTS AND SEAPORTS THEATRES AND EVENTS LOCAL AND DISTANCE RUNS Advanced Booking Required Fully Insured, Licensed & Friendly Service Email: tn26privatehire@hotmail.co.uk


It’s All About Romi This is a love story. Not your typical romance, but a story about my love for creating wildlife images on wood. Like all the best love stories it’s also about feelings – about a sense that the trees have a ‘spirit’ of their own and that the wood I use to create my images is a gift, to be treasured and worked on with respect.

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Sharing this story is a first for me, having been convinced (by the amazing ‘wood’ people I met when I demonstrated at the South East of England Woodwork Show at Detling in March - another first for me, and by some of my former ‘students’ from our shared Saturday sessions long ago at British Gates) that what I do really is something special. Everyone said “it’s beautiful – how do you do it”. The dictionary defines Pyrography as the “ancient art of burning designs on wood or leather using a heated tool”, I hesitate to use the word ‘burn’ for what I do – it has a sense of destruction rather than creation about it. The images I create evolve from the process of heating and texturing of wood at low temperature.

This process highlights the natural colours of the wood without the use of stains or dyes. It also allows for the individual ‘essence’ of each piece of wood to reveal itself. This love affair is a creative partnership between me and the pieces of wood on which I am working- mainly Silver Birch for me. This is a ‘quiet’ partnership, remote from the headlong rush of day-to-day living. All it needs is a place to sit, an idea, a piece of wood and a heated implement (a pyrography machine). So to all those of you who think that the machine you use to sign your name is all there is – think again. To all those of you who have never tried anything like this before, think again, and take a little time to embark on an adventure that is waiting. It’s much easier than you think and like all good love stories should be, it’s great fun. If you wish it, then I am here to help you begin the journey. Just call me – that’s all it takes. Email:- romi.jones@hotmail.com Mobile:- 07866689261

Romi

The local alternative to kennelling, family, friends or house sitting. Let us arrange for your dog/s to stay with one of our local, carefully selected, very special families. Because we believe dogs deserve a holiday too!

Trish Feely Tel: 01303 812902 www.barkingmad.uk.com

Email: trish.feely@barkingmad.uk.com


www.carpetsdirectcharing.co.uk

TAYLOR'S CARPENTRY SERVICES Bespoke Traditional Carpentry • Doors • Floors • Windows • Kitchens • Repairs & Alterations • Interior & Exterior & much more • References available

Tel 07787 929979

Ashwoods

Tree Work & Fencing Services Stephen Hulbert NPTC T: 01227 732253 M: 07867 557998 A WIDE VARIETY OF TOP BRAND CARPET, VINYL, LAMINATE AND WOOD FLOORING AT EXTREMELY COMPETITIVE PRICES

www.ashwoods.net

All Seasons Garden Services Over 20 years experience All aspects of garden care undertaken Fully insured

SELECTA TWIST 40oz Tufted Carpet Made from 80% pure new British wool

£19.95 sq.m INCLUDING FITTING

CALL US NOW 01233 714 999 Find us at the top of Charing Hill Next to Fixings Warehouse

Country Folk Care For a friendly, reliable service with a fully trained team of careworkers We are available 7 days a week to assist you with daily living tasks and maintaining your independence. Members of the KCCA, FSB, preferred provider for Kent County Council, registered with the Care Quality Commission.

Contact us to discuss your personal requirements on 01797 361889 e: countryfolkcare@hotmail.co.uk www.countryfolkcare.co.uk

SMART DOGS GROOMING SERVICE

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Collection Service Handstripping Clipping Dematting Doggy Day Nursery Cat Grooming Microchipping Dog Walking Locally

Now Selling: Coats, jumpers, collars, leads, toys fragance sprays, brushes and combs for dogs. URBANPUP Stockists

01233 732505

www.smartdogs-kent.co.uk Marsh Rd Hamstreet,TN26 2JE

T: 01233 665322 M: 07941 205 374 Email: rob@ashford-gardening.co.uk

KILBYS PEST CONTROL • All Rodents and Insects • WASP NEST SPECIALIST • SAME DAY SERVICE

• 7 days a week • Fully Insured • Est 1983

01233 840948

07756007428

KILBYS CHIMNEY SWEEP • Pots/Cowls/Birdguards Fitted Brush and Vac • Certificates Issued • Fully Insured • ICS Registered • Family Run, Est 1983

01233 840948 07756007428

REPAIRS TO... WASHING MACHINES • COOKERS (ELECTRIC) TUMBLE DRIERS • DYSON VACUUM SPECIALIST Call Garry on 07958 640152 01233 632329

Cherished House Sitting & Pet Care

We’ll Stay Whilst Your Away, Caring for Your Home and Pets

Home Sitting Light Garden Duties, Watering Garden and Plants, Mowing,

Pet Sitting • Dog Walking • Pet Taxi • Let-Out Service • Experienced • Fully Insured • Family Run Business

Call: 01233 732539 / 07749 375427 e: cherishedhouse@btinternet.com

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Weed Attack by Pippa Greenwood Ask a dictionary the definition of a weed and you’ll read that it’s ‘a plant growing in the wrong place’. Ask a gardener, and they’ll tell you that weeds are often the number one menace in their garden. So if you want to wage war on those pesky weeds, and stand a chance of winning, take a look at my multipronged attack strategy. Off with their Heads

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Whatever the weed problem, it’s essential to prevent them from setting seed. Make sure you cut off its head before it has a chance to even start to set seed. The old saying that ‘one year’s seed is seven years’ weed’ isn’t far from the truth. Stop Stowaways When you’re next shopping for plants in your local garden centre or nursery make sure that you only bring home what you want, not those pesky weed stowaways that often lurk on the compost surface. I always do a bit of weeding before buying: especially for weeds such as the innocent looking hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta). Spaghetti roots Some weeds like couch grass, bindweed and nettles have amazingly resilient and far-reaching underground stems or roots. Whatever you do, don’t succumb to the temptation to use a powered cultivator or rotovator as this will chop the roots in to little bits and end up spreading and increasing the problem in the process.

Lawn Louts Lawn weeds such as dandelions and daisies are difficult to control as unlike the taller weeds, these rosette-forming plants won’t be harmed as you mow the lawn. One of the best, albeit slow, methods is to tackle them with a sturdy old kitchen knife or a daisy-grubber tool. Deep Rooted Problems Some weeds such as docks and dandelions have tough and chunky roots that are very difficult to kill. And to make matters worse, if you leave any sizeable bit of the root in the soil, it’s likely to form a new plant. Do everything you can to take out the entire root as you’ll be saving a lot of time in the long run. Laying Carpet For large areas, try the carpet option; literally covering the surface with a layer or two of carpet, held in place with bricks. If the carpet is placed fluffy side down and left in place for at least 18 months, the weeds will start to die off from lack of light. Make sure that the carpet is made from natural fibres, not synthetic or else you’ll be left with it in the soil, and for allotments, check that there are no restrictions on using carpet. Time it Right Some weeds such as the purple flowered oxalis spread by forming

tiny ‘bulbils’ or miniature bulbs below ground. If you try to dig these weeds out now, the bulbils will be shed into the surrounding soil as you lift the plant out, making matters worse. Wait until next spring when the bulbils will be firmly attached and weed them out then. Hoe, hoe, hoe An old fashioned and still just as useful method of weed control is the hoe. They’re a great way to weed your garden, especially if it’s largely annual weeds such as chickweed or groundsel that invade your plot. Keep the hoe sharp and use it regularly. Careful what you Compost Only compost the green, leafy bits of weeds; avoid any chunky roots, and never put any flowering or seeding weeds in the compost heap. Some weed seeds will easily survive most domestic composting systems. Visit Pippa’s website www. pippagreenwood.com for a great range of gardening products including Pippa’s favourite weeder, Nemaslug, Nemasys caterpillar, slug, ant and other biological controls, Enviromesh & Envirofleece and lots more besides.

LogHeat Log Heat Seasoned Hardwood Logs www.logheat.co.uk

07966 796 498 / 01233 733373


the garden www.stonegreennurseries.co.uk

STONE GREEN NURSERIES Opening times: Friday Saturday & Sunday 9am - 5pm

We grow our vast range of plants with passion and pride for garden designers, landscapers, local nurseries, farm shops and other horticulture outlets. On our open weekends We invite you. We have a truly exquisite range to offer you from the tried and tested to the more unusual. You will be making your selection direct from our growing beds! Fantastic range and fair prices. Should you need help with your selection we also have knowledgeable staff to help answer your questions

Future Open weekend September 27th, 28th, & 29th

6th-8th September We have a visiting bulb specialist Selling a wide range of spring bulbs.

We accept most major credit cards For detailed Directions Please use web-site Follow day-glow signs from A20 at Charing and A28 at Bethersden Pluckley Road Bethersden TN26 3ET

“Exceptional-a visit is a must!� Come and discover why.

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the garden Pest Control Services DOMESTIC - COMMERCIAL - INDUSTRIAL

Fast effective service for the removal of all pests. Family Run - Fully Insured. Authority Approved.

RATS MICE MOLES SQUIRRELS COCKROACHES

WASPS, BEES ANTS FLEAS FLIES

Tel: 01303 221008 Mobile: 07857 344770 8

e: bensko@talktalk.net www.benskoservices.co.uk

Chimney Sweeping Services Brush and Vac Friendly, Clean, Reliable Service Every Type of Flue Swept Pots, Cowls & Bird Guards Fitted Stove Installations NAC’s Certificates Issued Fully Insured Best Possible Prices on all Fires Local Family Run Business Weddings Attended All Areas Covered

Call: 01303 221008 M: 07857 344770 www.benskoservices.co.uk e: bensko@talktalk.net

A CLEAN CHIMNEY IS A SAFE CHIMNEY


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Wilson Landscapes Landscaping & Garden Maintenance • • • • •

Grass Cutting • Domestic or Commercial Hedge Cutting • Overgrown Garden Restoration • Patios Tree Work • Turfing Fencing Landscaping of New Build Gardens

Over 20 years experience For a Free Quote Please Call Richard Wilson on

07792216613 or 01233 720891 .com www. NATIONAL AWARD WINNER FOR 3 YEARS WE ARE A LOCAL COMPANY, INSTALLING BLOCK PAVING, NATURAL STONE & SLABS LANDSCAPE DESIGNS FOR DRIVEWAYS, PATIO & GARDEN PATHS

FREE QUOTE & ADVICE Tel: 01797 344266 Mob: 07836 298020 Email enquiries@terswinpaving.com q p g

‘ Trust your local experts’

All Aspects Of Tree Work Carried Out to the Highest Standard • • • • • •

Felling, Pruning & Shaping Conifers Reduced Fruit Trees Pruned Hedge Cutting Stump Grinding Seasoned Firewood

Fully Insured and Qualified Free No Obligation Written Quotations For a friendly & professional service please call:

01233 730800 / 07771 970570 www.arbourtreesurgery.co.uk Warehorne, Ashford TN26 2ER

Cleanseal ✽ Driveways & Patio Cleaning & Sealing ✽ Decking Cleaning One Car Drivewayy from £75.00

Three Car Driveway from £150.00

Two Car Driveway from £120.00

Call 01233 733634 or 07590 603933 for quotes and appointments

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Following the accumulation of 39 years fitting experience for a local company, circumstances presented an opportunity to launch our own business. The time we have spent fitting products in customer’s homes and work places has put us in an enviable position of knowing exactly how the finished product looks, works and feels. It has also given us invaluable insight into what customers are looking for and how to ensure the product purchased will meet these expectations. We are so confident with our fitting ability that we guarantee all fitting for a minimum of 3 years. We offer a choice of six different shutter materials. A second survey on receipt of any order is completed within a working week just to eliminate any margin for error before the order is placed, with an eight to ten week delivery time this additional attention to detail is vital and forms part of our quality assurance.

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We recently added awnings to the products we offer, fitting will be completed within 2 weeks of confirmation of your order. >

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Our aim is not only to meet our customers expectations, but to exceed them. We are involved from start to finish and Steve, John or both will not only measure your blinds, but will also be there at the final stage of fitting too. With our array of products and knowledge you can be sure of excellent, friendly and professional service. We cater for all tastes and budgets and offer a FREE no obligation quotation. We will NOT be giving you the hard sell. Our products and services speak for themselves. Please visit our website or call for more information. John and Steve www.jlsblinds.co.uk


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Quality, Q li Made M d to Measure M Blinds Bli d at Affordable Prices FREE HOME DESIGN SERVICE ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Roller Blinds Roman Blinds Vertical Blinds Venetian Blinds Wooden Blinds Pleated Blinds Shutters Conservatory Blinds Commercial Blinds

■ 1 Year Product Guarantee ■ 3 Year Installation Guarantee

We Also Sell Curtains & Awnings For more information or to book an appointment

Call: 01233 226570

E: info@jlsblinds.co.uk W: www.jlsblinds.co.uk

Gerrard Philipson

Jakeman & Jakeman Homecare Steve Jakeman

Handyman Painter & Decorator Interior & Exterior Decoration and Maintenance

01233 625442 07910591393

219 Canterbury Road, Kennington, Ashford, Kent TN24 9QH

Jakeman-homecare@ntlworld.com

COLOUR Change Your Kitchen or Bedroom!

Prof Professional Wall & Floor Tiling & Painting & Decorating Free Quotations No Job Too Big or Small

Tel: 01233 733123 M: 07795 965919 Before  After 

We spray finish existing Kitchen or Bedroom doors, panels and accessories to your chosen colour with professionally mixed hard-wearing polyurethane paint. We will dismantle (where possible), re-finish to your chosen colour and re-install to a professional standard.

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Wiltshire Farm Foods make mealtimes easy as pie. If you’ll pardon the pun! Cottage Pie with vegetables

We offer a choice of 250 tasty dishes, including desserts and mini meals. All meals are delivered frozen, ready to be stored in your freezer and cooked in minutes. What could be easier?

£2.95

MEALS FROM £2.95 & FREE DELIVERY

of great service For a FREE brochure call

01227 774 999 wiltshirefarmfoods.com

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Our Shop Opening Hours Are: Tuesday - Friday 7am until 3pm and Saturday 7am until 12 noon

Breakfast Down on the Beach Fridays 9am until 1pm Saturdays 9am until 12 noon GRIGGS OF HYTHE LTD The Old Life Boat Station Buildings The Fishermans Landing Beach, Range Road Hythe, Kent CT21 6HG

Tel: 01303 266410 Email: mail@griggsofhythe.com

CPL DISTRIBUTION Charcoal Chimenea Fuel & Compost Delivered to your Door or Cash & Carry

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CPL Distribution, The Fuel Depot, Ruckinge, Ashford, Kent TN26 2PJ 01233 733135

SPICE OF LIFE DELICATESSEN 26 High Street, New Romney

KORKERS SAUSAGES, SAUSAGE MEAT, SUET PUDDINGS & SAUSAGE ROLLS SUGAR FREE, GLUTEN FREE & WHEAT FREE PRODUCTS HAM ON THE BONE, COLD MEATS, ROLLMOP HERRINGS, LOCALLY BAKED BREAD AND ROLLS ENGLISH, CONTINENTAL & VEGETARIAN CHEESES HAMPERS - READY MADE & MADE TO ORDER FROM £9.00

Open Monday To Saturday From 7.30 am Tel: 01797 362430


Mediterranean Fish Bake Serves 4

Ready in 50 minutes This is a great one-pan dish full of fresh flavour. Monkfish is quite pricey but the meaty flesh is delicious and bakes really well, however you can replace it with cod loin, salmon steaks or thick pieces of haddock fillet if you prefer. Serve with a green salad and warmed ciabatta bread to mop up all the lovely herb and lemon flavoured pan juices.

Ingredients: 14

• 2 tbsp olive oil (choose a good quality fruity one) • 350g small new potatoes, halved • 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks • 1 green pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks • 225g small plum tomatoes, halved • 4 monkfish fillets (each weighing about 150g) • 50g butter, softened • Pared rind and juice from 1 small lemon, plus extra wedges to serve • 1 tbsp fresh chopped oregano • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Tip Replace the peppers with sliced courgettes, chunks of celery and baby button mushrooms, if liked.

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6. Place the oil in a large non-stick roasting tin and heat in the oven for 5 minutes. Add the potatoes to the tin and toss to coat in the hot oil. Roast for 20 minutes, turning once. Add the peppers and tomatoes to the roasting tin and toss to coat in the hot oil. Make a space in the tin and add the monkfish fillets. Return the roasting tin to the oven for 10 minutes. Dot the butter over the fish fillets and sprinkle over the lemon rind, juice and oregano. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and roast for a further 5-10 minutes until the fish is just cooked through and the potatoes and peppers are tender. Slice each monkfish fillet and arrange with the potatoes, peppers and tomatoes on four warmed serving plates. Spoon over the pan juices and serve immediately with lemon wedges.


Gibbet Oak Farm Shop Appledore Road,Tenterden TN30 7DH

Tel: 01580 763938

GROWERS OF FRESH FRUIT & VEGETABLES HERE AT GIBBET OAK FARM FOR OVER 25YRS Open 7 Days A Week Mon - Sat 9am - 5.30pm & Sundays 10am - 4pm

PLUS...

Hampers & Fruit Bowls Made to Order

OUR DELICIOUS RANGE OF

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Frozen Ready Meals F INCLUDING:

4 MEAL, 2 MEAL & 1 MEAL PORTIONS AND DESSERTS ALL TO COMPLIMENT OUR EXISTING FARM SHOP RANGE OF FRESH PRODUCE.

FRESH PRODUCE AT FARM GATE PRICES LOCAL DELIVERIES TO YOUR DOOR NEW CUSTOMERS VERY WELCOME! (Just 2miles outside of Tenterden on the B2080 Appledore Road)

Our Own Discovery Eating Apples and Delicious Victoria Plums Now Available. Also Worcesters and a New Variety “Galmac” followed by Cox and Conference Pears A VARIETY OF APPLE AND PEAR JUICES pressed from our own fruit grown here ont the farm. PLUS: Fresh Bread Daily, Now available freshly dug New Potatoes Locally Produced Free Range Eggs Full Range of Korkers Sausage Products Locally Made Bacon and Local Handmade Pies A Wide Range Of Cheeses Fresh Fruit & Vegetables plus a Wide Range of Ready Prepared Frozen Fruit & Vegetables Cakes, Jams and Marmalades and lots more. Oven-Ready Wild Rabbit

Local Free Range Lamb Ready jointed & frozen..

LOCAL WINES, BEERS & CIDER NOW ON SALE We Are Now Selling Our Own Homemade Gibbet Oak Cider Bird Seed, Nuts & Feeders, also our very popular 10lb bags of apples for birds, wild animals & horses.

In Season: Fruit Apples Blackberries Damsons Grapes Greengages Melons Nuts Pears Plums Raspberries

Vegetables Artichoke Aubergine

Beetroot Beans Broccoli Brussel Sprouts Butternut Squash Cabbage Carrots Cauliflower Celery Chard Chillies Courgettes Cucumber Garlic

Spring Greens Kale Kohirabi Leeks Mangetout Marrow Onions Parsnips Peas Peppers Potatoes Pumpkin Radishes Rocket Salsify

Shallots Spring Onions Squash Swede Sweetcorn Turnips

Salad Lettuce Pak Choi Perslaine Spinach Tomatoes Watercress

Fish Clams Cod Crab Dover Sole Grey Mullet Haddock Halibut Herring John Dory Lemon Sole Lobster Mackerel Monkfish Plaice

Scallops Sea Bass Turbot

Meat & Game All Except Pheasant

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Professional unique intensive valet process Range & AGA specialist All ovens, hobs, extractor fans & microwaves Environmentally friendly, no toxic chemicals, no fumes See ovenu.co.uk for a video of the valet process Ovenu Ashford is approved by Trading Standards Contact Richard at Ovenu Ashford 01233 380023 or 0800 1409800

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Sudoku

How to Play: Fill in the grid so that every row,

every column, and every 3 x 3 box contains the digits 1 through 9, with no repetition! That’s all there is to it. You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic - there’s no maths involved and no adding up. It’s fun. It’s challenging. It’s addictive!

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 WINDOWS  CONSERVATORIES / ROOFS  FACIAS & GUTTERS  SOFFITS AND CLADDING GIVE US A CALL AND ASK FOR ROB or STEVE Tel: 07988 888 078 or 07568 308214


the home Canterbury Oak Just Arrived

French Pine, solid fully assembled - In Stock IN STOCK

Now available in Canterbury Mini

Bedside only £64.99

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Wellington Pine, fully assembled

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Breton Painted Oak - Just Arrived

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Mixed Comprehensive Academy 11-19

OPEN EVENING & ART & DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION

Thursday 26th September 2013 4pm - 8pm Principal’s speeches 5.30pm and 7pm in the Sinden Theatre

Open Days

Wednesday 2nd October 2013 Thursday 3rd October 2013

For further information please telephone: 01580 764222 or email: admissions@homewood.kent.sch.uk Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6LT

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Reviewing The Situation….

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When the dust settled following the London Olympics, when the British Lions dispersed to their native lands following their triumph in Australia and when Spring Grove pupils left the school to start their Summer Holidays, it was time to review the missions accomplished.

We cannot promise success all of the time, however. There are blips on the way; some children experience difficulties with friendships, some struggle with aspects of work, some never seem to get their chances to shine. There are problems to work through but we promise to take the time to solve them.

To provide the fairest assessment one must measure the achievements against the targets set. As soon as London was awarded the Olympics back in 2005, the powers that be set out to finish 4th in the medals table: in 2012, Team GB finished 3rd behind USA and China. Success. The Lions team that thrilled the home nations surely achieved their goal.

Bill Jones, Headmaster, Spring Grove School, Wye www.springgroveschool.co.uk

The Spring Grove Mission statement sets out our aim: “we will develop all who join Spring Grove to their full potential - academically, socially, physically and emotionally in a supportive, caring and friendly community. Within a beautiful rural setting our school is small enough for us to know every child and their family and encourage them to support the school motto of ‘Always Do Your Best’”.

From 3.30pm to 6.30pm for 4 children. Includes collection from school, an hour of tutoring at my home followed by tea and then a choice of completing homework or leisure activities. They can then be collected at 6.30pm

Measured against this, have we achieved success? This year we have enjoyed the academic, sporting, artistic, dramatic and musical achievements of our pupils; we have received resounding praise from visitors and members of the Wye community with whom our children come into contact; we have relished the opportunities to be involved in charitable work; above all, we see all of our children thoroughly enjoying their education and I see clear evidence that those who are about to move onto their next schools develop a real love of learning.

Likewise, Team GB and the Lions did not achieve their triumph without mishap. Solving the problems and winning through against tribulation can make us more resilient and I believe that those children who have experienced the ‘blips’ this year may well be better and stronger for the experience.

Tutoring and After School Care

For further information contact: Mrs Sarah Spencer 01233 645920 or 07983385174 Email: sarah_spencer@btinternet.com


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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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Events September

Weald of Kent Art Group Summer Exhibition at Tenterden Town Hall from Monday 26th to Saturday 31st August 2013, 10am-4pm daily. A great opportunity to see very affordable art work for sale, in all mediums, by local artists. Join us in this active and lively local society? All painters welcome, from beginners to experienced amateurs and professionals. We have an excellent yearly programme of 12 winter lectures, summer painting days & workshops. For details tel: 01580 766390 31st August 2.30pm - 4.30pm Woodchurch Conservatives. Afternoon Cream Tea Party at The Granary, 22 Lower Road, Woodchuch (kind permission Mr John Watson). Entry £5.00. Come relax and enjoy an English afternoon tea. All welcome. Your MP , Damian Green, will be there so that you can have the opportunity of meeting and speaking to him personally in lovely surroundings. Also present will be your County Councillor, Mike Angell.

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Sun 1st Sept U.S.O Presents an Afternoon of 1940’s Entertainment at The Six Bells, Woodchurch from 2pm - 5pm. Includes the U.S.O Dance Team, Memphis Belle, Max Miller and Memphis Phil playing authentic 1940’s music.

CONCERT Saturday 28th september 7.15pm

TICKETS £7.00

Maddie’s melody makers and friends featuring the

Landmark choirs of dover & deal From Mozart to McCartney … Melody and Musicals at St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Appledore Raising funds for St Peter & St Paul’s Church and Canterbury Oast Trust Tickets : Margaret Hanlon 01233 732684 hanlon1@btinternet.com

throughout the afternoon. Free entry, 1940’s dress optional.

THE SIX BELLS Woodchurch Tel: 01233 860246 Angie and Ray offer a warm welcome to their CAMRA award winning village pub. Currently offering five real ales with more to come, and traditional English food.

Quiz Night Every Other Tuesday Open All Day 12 ‘till 12! Food Served: Monday - Saturday, 12 - 3pm & 6 - 9pm Sunday 12 - 6pm


Sun 1st Sept 2.30pm Jazz in My Garden. An afternoon of easy on the ears jazz with “Dr Jazz” & Lyn Salcey. Fairfield, Magpie Hall Road, Stubbs Cross, Kingsnorth TN26 1HG (Bungalow next to church). Fund Raising event in aid of Pilgrims Hospice. Tickets £7.50 Students £5.00, primary school children free. Refreshments available. Contact Aline Hicks 01233 628387.

12 Night Ventura Canary Islands 29 September 2013

Sat, September 14th 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. RUCKINGE PARISH CHURCH will be open for coffees, lunches, cream teas and cakes, during the Friends of

Discover the best the Canary Islands has to offer with this 12 night cruise on P & O Ventura

Kent Churches Ride & Stride day.

Sale Direct From Southampton

Sat 14th Sept 10am -6pm Ride & Stride - Friends

Visit Madeira, Lisbon, La Palma, Tenerife & Lanzarote

of kent Churches. Bicycle, walk or run around Kent churches. Sponsorship money raised will be divided equally between the Friends of Kent Churches and the church or chapel of your choice. Contact Carolym Miller 01622 843383 carolyn.miller@virginmedia.com. Wed

Sept

18th

Meditation

Taster

Exceptional Value! Inside Cabin from £799pp* Oceanview Cabin from £999pp* Balcony Cabin from £1249pp* *Prices are subject to availability based on two people sharing

Class

Kenardington Village Hall 7- 8 pm. Free first sessdion then £5. Tel Suzanne 01233 733266.

01233 434014 www.susanscruises.com

Sept 20th, Charing Festival of Talents (& flowers!) to be held at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Charing 12-5pm, September 21st, 10-5pm

Continued over...

Volunteers Needed

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TINA FRANCIS DOMESTIC ELECTRICIAN

Ashford & Tenterden Samaritans are looking for more volunteers to help us provide a listening ear to people who are in emotional distress. The need for our service has never been greater than during these difficult times. To find out more about listening or any of the other support roles needed to allow us to be available 24 hours.

New Installations Re-wires Additional or replacement Lights, sockets etc

Call us on 01233 610000

Mobile 07761 695101 Email – tinafrancis1@aol.com

Don’t worry full training will be given!

Newchurch, Romney Marsh, TN29 0DH

Chimney Sweeping & Woodburning Stove Installations

CENTURION Plumbing & Heating

A friendly & professional service offering: • Sweeping of all Fires and Stoves • Flue Liners and Twinwall Chimney Installations • Top Brand Stoves Supplied and Fitted • Hearths and Fireplaces • Repairs, servicing & solutions to problem chimneys Very Competitive Prices

Call: 01233 812566 / 07749 258 871

• Domestic Gas & LPG installation • Boiler service & repair • Power flushing • Unvented hot water • Water softeners • Underfloor heating • Landlord gas safety inspections

01233 662726 | 07871 441373 www.centurionplumbingandheating.co.uk 304539


wit & wisdom

Divine Email Blunder A couple decided to go to Australia for their annual holiday. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier. Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules, so the husband left home and flew to Australia on Thursday, with his wife flying down the following day. On arrival in Australia the husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife, however, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address and without realising his error, sent the email. Meanwhile somewhere in England a widow had just returned home from her husband’s funeral. He was a minister who was called home to glory following a heart attack.

The widow decided to check her email expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted. The widow’s son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor and saw the computer screen which read: To: My Loving Wife Subject: I’ve Arrived Date: June 16, 2013 I know you’re surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones. I’ve just arrived and have been checked in. I’ve seen that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was. P.S. Sure is hot down here!

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health & beauty and September 22nd, 12-5pm. Entry is by donation and all funds raised will go towards the upkeep of the Church and Canterbury Oast Trust. There will also be a candlelit concert at the Church on Friday 20th September at 7.30pm by the Invicta Singers as part of the Festival, tickets £10 from Joan on 01233 713211 to include wine and canapes. Sun Sept 22nd Classic Bike jumble, Marsh Road, Hamstreet, in the field opposite Mountain Farm from 10am. Admission: £4 for adults, £3 for seniors and free for under 16s. There will be undercover stalls and an indoor seating area. Includes new and used spares, bikes, clothing and accessories for sale. Free Parking, refreshments available, well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome. www.elk-promotions.co.uk 25th Sept Live Music, Old Schoolhouse

Indian Restaurant, Hamstreet, Andy Crust will perform. He is billed as the man with many voices including Take That, the Jersey Boys, the rat pack and Elvis. Friday 27th Sept Charity Auction Hamstreet Victory Hall - A2070 - TN26 2NJ Viewing 5.30 p.m. Auction 6.30 p.m.Teas will be available during viewing. Antiques, Vintage, Collectables & General. Furniture, ceramics, jewellery, linen - hand embroidered table cloths, books, glass, garden tools, an eclectic mix of items. Bargains for all. Admission free. For further details call Angela on 01233 732833 Sat 5th October Invicta Wind Orchestra presents a Concert of Entertaining Musical Pictures for all the family at 7pm. Hamstreet Primary School Hall. including:- Cartoon - a tribute to Tom & Jerry, Kentish Sketches - Canterbury Cathedral, the Whitstable Oyster Catchers & The Invicta Steam engine. Karman Line - a visit to space and music from Lion King. Refreshments available and raffle. A retiring collection in aid of Hamstreet School Assoc projects.

SUMMER SPECIALS FREE FOOT SOAK WITH EVERY FILE & POLISH Summer Soother Package: Face Mask, Indian Head Massage, Hand Massage & Polish Only £24.99 Childrens Hair Cuts Now Available 01233 233 733 062 www.bb-therapy.co.uk The Street, Hamstreet TN26 2HG

For An Appointment

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the home

Domestic and Commercial Electricians we’re here when you need us - 24/7! t Installations, Repairs & Maintenance t Solar PV System Design & Installation t Refurbishments t Conversions & Extensions t Three Phase Installations t Retail Installations t Agricultural & Farm Machinery

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Call 01233 732881 or 07798 866803 01233 732881 or 07798 866803 www.kingsnorthelectrical.co.uk Established since 1975 | 17th Edition Fully Qualified Electricians | Please Call For A Quote

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for good honest advice, information and a solution to most mobility problems

www.forrmobility.co.uk New ,Used & Hire Equipment from Aids for Daily Living to Wheelchairs.

come and try the largest selection of mobility equipment in ashford

• Parking by the door. • Indoor & outdoor test areas. • Repairs / Servicing. • Modifications. • Adaptations. • Easy terms available. • Free home assessments


the home Plumbing & Heating Services All plumbing work undertaken no job too small! Burst pipes, Blockages, Taps, Pumps, Radiators & Drainage work. Bathroom & Shower Installation

Call: Michael on 01233 733779 or 07515 651 717 NO CALL OUT CHARGE. 24HR SERVICE

Watkins Construction We have over 35 years experience New Builds Extensions Chimney stacks Patios Paths and Driveways, Glazed Tilling. No Job to Small, so give us a call

Darren

01233 650428 07517 672 360

Oil Heating & Oil Cookers R-OAK Services M. Oakley & O.Stanley - Oil-fired Specialists Breakdowns & Servicing • Boiler Installation • Power Flushing AGA, Rayburn, Alpha, Stanley, Worcester, Tel: 01233 770138 www.ohoc.co.uk Grant, Boulter, Potterton, Trianco and more...

Joe Laverick

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the home Tel: 0800 032 2699 or 01797 363718 For All Your Building Services

M: 07928 534555 e: arter@269@btinternet.com

w: www.parterandsonbuilders.co.uk SUITE NO 4, 61 HIGH STREET, NEW ROMNEY TN28 8UA

Richard Gilbert Plumbing & Central Heating Central Heating Specialist Oil, Gas & LPG OFTEC & Gas Safe Registered Full central heating installations and system updates Oil boiler and oil tank installation and replacement Gas boilers, fires, cookers and hobs Landlord’s Gas Safety Certificates

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All Domestic Plumbing Including ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Power flushing Unvented hot water systems Bathroom and showers including tiling Hot water cylinders and water softeners Sink, dishwasher and washing machine installations ■ Replacement radiators and thermostatic valves

DELAMERE PLUMBING & DESIGN Les & Beth Fenton A Bespoke Design and Installation Service for Bath and Shower Rooms Other Domestic Plumbing and DIY Undertaken

Tel: 01233 732 807 Mobile: 07796 884 439

Established 25 Years

e: bethles.fenton2@btinternet.com

Telephone: 01233 812566

Delamere, Hornash Lane, Shadoxhurst, Ashford Kent TN26 1HX

Mobile: 07860 877836

SAMPLE PRICE LIST: Failed Sealed Units from only £25 inc fitting & VAT Replacement Handles from only £35 inc fitting & VAT Replacement Hinges from only £55 inc fitting & VAT


the home Sucklifts • • • • •

Industrial • Commercial • Domestic New Installations • General Electrical Repairs Showers / Extractor Fans • Energy Saving Advice Emergency Lighting • Solar Panels Garden Electrics • Inspection & PAT Testing Full and Part Rewires • Central Vacuum System • Under Floor Heating

Call: 01233 665107

E: jacqueline@tbelectrical.org.uk FREE Quotations!

Cesspool Emptying Service ~ Est 1986 ~ Accredited Engineer British Water

High Pressure Jetting Service and Repair to Sewage Treatment Plants

01233 840624

Dial a Plumber

Tel: 01233 642233

Plumbing & Heating Services Plumbing P

Heating

Bathroom Suites Blockages & Burst Pipes Ball Valves Hot & Cold Tanks Taps

Installations Repairs Pumps & Radiators Specialist Power flushing and De-scaling Service

NO JOB TOO SMALL www.dialaplumber.com NO CALL OUT CHARGE FREE ESTIMATES ALL WORK GUARANTEED OAP DISCOUNT

LG Plastering Services Professional Plastering Services • Plaster Skim Artex Ceilings • Plaster Skim Walls • Renewing Flat Painted Ceilings • Coving • Plastering New Extensions from Back to Brickwork • Repair of Cracks and Blown Patches of Plaster • Outside Rendering • Coloured Rendering • Existing Wall Removal • Rebuild Stud Walls and Plasterboarding • Damp Proofing with 25 Year Guarantee • Decorating Prompt, Reliable, Clean & Tidy Call for a Free Quotation.

Office : 01233 469247 Mobile: 07581442136 email: lgplastering@mail.com

www. lgplastering.co.uk 83 Lakemead, Singleton, Ashford, Kent TN23 4XY

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useful information Martyn Smith

Emergency 999 Police Neighbhd Team Ashford & Tenterden

Crimestoppers

Out of Hours Doctor 0845 4349655 William Harvey Hospital 01233 633331

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 Hamstreet Surgery

0844 4773989

Appledore: Bethersden: High Halden: Hothfield: Orlestone: Ruckinge: Shadoxhurst: Warehorne: Woodchurch:

• DENTS • SCRATCHES • SCUFFS • ALLOYS 25 yrs Experience ~ Courtesy Car Available

Call: 07845 521177 Forty Acre Farm, Romney Road, Lydd, Romney Marsh TN29 9LR Parkinson’s UK, Ashford Branch Contact Mike Wharrad – 01233 623530 Royal British Legion 01233 620 167 St. John Ambulance Brigade 01233 611 414 East Kent Strokes 01233 840448 www.eastkentstrokes.org

SE Kent Multiple Sclerosis Soc:

Parish Councils:

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Vehicle Body & P Paintwork Services

101 0800 555 111

(01233) 758298 (01233) 758298 (01233) 851111 (01233) 733994 (01233) 628481 (01233) 758298 (01233) 733994 (01233) 758298 (01233) 733994

07767326138 email: mssoutheast@gmail.com NSPCC: Tenterden & District 01293 651840 CPRE Kent 01233 714540

Bus Enquiries Arriva Bus Enquiries 0844 800 44 11 Stage Coach East Kent: 0871 200 22 33 (Timetable) or 08456 00 22 99 (Customer Services)

National Train Enquiries www.nationalrail.co.uk

Ashford Borough Council 01233 637311 www.ashford.gov.uk Ashford Gateway 0845 8 247 247 info@ashfordgateway.co.uk www.ashfordgateway.co.uk Tenterden Gateway 01580 762558 Citizens Advice Bureau 01233 626185

Veterinary Surgeons Vet - Montgomery Vets 01303 813756 Ashford Volunteer Centre 01233 665 535 Age Concern 01233 620 635 www.ageconcern.org.uk

CARM E: Carmromneymarsh@supanet.com W: Www.carmromneymarsh.org.uk

Macmillan Cancer Support W: www.forget-me-nots.co.uk

Village Halls Appledore Bethersden Bilsington Bromley Green Road Hamstreet High Halden Hothfield Kenardington Ruckinge Shadoxhurst St. Michaels Stubbs Cross Warehorne Woodchurch Woodchurch Scout & Guide Community Centre

01233 758576 01233 820630 01233 720818 01233 733916 01233 732568 01233 850395 01233 610455 01233 733493 01233 732702 01233 733994 01580 763396 01233 623139 01233 733718 01233 860555 01233 861274

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 SUN EQUIPPED AIR CONDITIONING SERVICE CENTRE

MOTABILITY GRADE A QUALITY END OF CONTRACT CARS

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2-3 Yrs Old 1 Owner Low Mileage Main Dealer Serviced No Modifications

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 47 years, 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” REAR OF HSBC BANK - HIGH STREET, TENTERDEN, KENT TN30 6BD

Telephone: (01580)

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Spring Grove School

Spring Grove School A great place to grow

Open Morning with children’s activities

Saturday 5th October 9.30am - 12.00pm • • • • • •

Small classes - ensuring 1:1 attention and support A family atmosphere - we know every child and their family A rich programme of Music, French, Art, PE and Science Outstanding Results in our National assessment exams Exceptional Kent Test Results The production of charming, motivated and happy children

Spring Grove School, Harville Road, Wye, TN25 5EZ Tel: 01233 812337 Email: office@springgroveschool.co.uk www.springgroveschool.co.uk

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