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September 2009 - Issue 26 Handbridge Church

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WELCOME to the September
edition of the Overleigh
Roundabout . In this month’s 14 26
edition we’ve got loads of features
from across the area, including
the Westminster Park Impact
Day, Queen’s Park High School
news and more pictures from the
St Mary’s Community Nursery
opening .
If that’s not enough we’ve got
our popular podiatry column, 28 30
gardening advice and a recipe
from the Grosvenor Pulford .
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IN THE NEWS
 SALTNEY featured on national television
last month in a report on places with a claim
to fame.
The feature on The One Show, on BBC 1
explained how half the area is in England
and the other half in Wales. This led
to confusion about council tax and bin
collection, among other matters.
Uni to buy County Hall
PEOPLE in Handbridge fear that the area
will lose its identity if more students move
in as a result of the University of Chester
taking over County Hall.
Cheshire West and Chester Council is to
sell County Hall to the university and move
across Nicholas Street, into the recently
completed iconic HQ building.
Twenty objections have been received
by the council, mainly from Handbridge
residents. Their main worry is that
Handbridge will become more like Garden
Lane, with family homes turned into student
digs.
One objector even said that Handbridge
could become a ‘student ghetto’.
However, council leader Cllr Mike Jones
said: “Whichever way you look at this
decision, it is a good one for city and
university, simply because each benefits
from the other.”

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‘Beware doorstep lenders’  

says credit union chief
Do you realise that some doorstep lenders
charge up to 545% APR on loans. one finance
company, has agreed, according to a report in
The Guardian on 28th July, that some of its
customers have been charged annualised inter-
est rates of up to 545%! They reported profits
for the first 6 months of 2009 at £53.1mill, up 

3.5%.
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This prompted the charity `Barnardo`s ` to call 
on the office of Fair Trading to to investigate 
the practices of lenders that `prey on the poor`. 

They cited an
example of a 

loan calculation
of £500 over 23

weeks, the total 
repaid would be
£747.50 – an


interest rate of 545% 

APR.
There are several 

`doorstep lender` com-
panies with thousands of customers in Cheshire 

West, calling on people and offering personal
loans to people who have few other choices.


If you are paying off a loan and you are un- 

happy with the amount you have to pay back,



there is an alternative. West Cheshire Credit
Union exists to provide small, lo-cost loans to


people who live or work in the West Cheshire
area. The most a credit union can charge, by law,


is 2% per month, equivalent to 26.8% APR, a
massive difference with any current doorstep
credit business.

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
John Dearnley, Marketing Director of West 
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Teams look forward to the new season
LAST season ended well for Westminster Park FC with the Under 10s Lions finishing top of
their group and playing in their age group finals at the Chester City stadium and Under 14s
Warriors team being awarded the leagues Fair Play Award.
This award reflects the ethos of the club which is to promote football as a positive and
enjoyable experience. The club also ran a ‘Pay as you Play’ scheme that attracted more
than 80 children in Reception, Y1 and Y2. As well as encouraging young children to enjoy
football the scheme has helped the club to establish new teams for the coming season.
At the July AGM the club agreed a new constitution and elected a new committee. The new
constitution is a first step for the club to apply for FA Chartered status which we plan to do
in the coming season. The new committee includes the election of a new chairman, Peter
Williams who has been involved in football as a player and a coach for most of his life, and
the appointment of a senior coach, Kevan Hearn to help develop the standards of football
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CHESTER’s own musical theatre group will be chapter in the long history of the
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QUEEN’S PARK HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

Solar power cuts fuel bill

Year 11 students Sophie
Day and Danielle Rees
were awarded ‘Students
of the Year’ for Health
NEW solar panels have been unveiled at the school.
and Social Care and
The Eco-Committee has been successful in securing a
Co-operative Green Energy for Schools Scheme grant Beauty at West Cheshire
for £10,000 to install a solar photovoltaic system. The College . They were
government’s Low Carbon Building Programme matched chosen out of 150
this amount to provide an installation worth £20,000. The students from different
solar panels provide a large scale renewable energy project schools in the area .
and are already contributing directly to providing electricity
for the school.

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QUEEN’S Park High
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College held an exhibition
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It showcased students’
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from staff and the local and
wider community. It included
textiles, painting, drawing,
digital imaging, sculpture,
glass and photography.
The official opening was by To coincide with the exhibition, there was a special
Cheshire senior art advisor, performance from Year 7 students who have been
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Forum makes a big impact
OVERLEIGH Roundabout readers may know Jim Moffat, who was a ‘Respect - Taking a Stand’
award winner in recognition for his work tackling anti-social behaviour in Westminster Park.
He was recently invited to attend a national workshop on the subject and as part of this
initiative there was an opportunity to apply for a ‘Small Grant Programme’ of up to £1000 to
benefit a project within the community.
The Westminster Park Forum was successful in their bid for a grant and received £621 to
support their initiative of an open surgery, held in July, where amongst other things:
► residents aired their views on matters of local interest
► issues were discussed with Chris Fox, representative from the local police force
► a Treasure Hunt with prizes was held for children/families
► shed/personal alarms and CCTV were made available for sale and use
► the WPF highlighted its current and past programme and received ideas for new activities
► initiatives were discussed with members of the ‘Low Carbon Group’
► information on the new DeeBee bus service was distributed
Part of the grant money will go towards the replacement of the cycle racks outside the shops
on Five Ashes Road.
The Westminster Park Forum was delighted with the turnout on the day - many residents
stopped to talk and air their views and a useful ‘To do’ list has been compiled for the Forum
Committee to work on over the coming months.
 Forum members pictured at the Impact Day .

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Don't forget, there is also the original at 50A, High Street, TARPORLEY, Cheshire CW6 0AG
Opening hours of all three shops: Monday to Saturday 9.30 to 5.30 Evenings & Sundays by appointment
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Don't forget, there is also the original at 50A, High Street, TARPORLEY, Cheshire CW6 0AG
Opening hours of all three shops: Monday to Saturday 9.30 to 5.30 Evenings & Sundays by appointment
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YOUR CORNS AND HARD SKIN
ARE TELLING YOU SOMETHING....
bY PETER COLHOUN

Most of us suffer - at some point at least - from corns and callouses on our feet . We
may soak them in the bath, apply cream to our feet or file them away as best we can.
We probably don’t realise though that we are getting these thickened skin areas for a
reason!
As a Podiatrist, I find corn and callous locations of great interest. With the exception of
a very tight and uncomfortable pair of shoes you may have worn as a one-off, long term
corns and callouses tell me exactly where excess pressure is loading on your feet . This
in turn tells me what may be functioning improperly in the way you walk, stand or run .
Let me give you some examples...
If you have ‘low arches’ or flat feet, you may have some hard skin (callous) formation on
your inner heel area, or in extreme cases towards the heel end of your arch itself (where the
‘Navicular’ bone has lowered and rubbed.
If you have an arthritic or ‘stiff’ big toe joint, you may have a corn underneath your big toe
If you have hard skin or callouses in a wide or ‘diffused’ pattern around the middle area of the
balls of your feet, you may have a forefoot twist or ‘supinatus’ caused by feet that have rolled-
in or ‘pronated’ heavily for many years.
If you have corns on the 1st and 5th Metatarsal Heads on the bottom of your foot, you
probably have a very high arch with a rigid mid-foot joint.
How I can help...
The good news is, that we can help in two ways with your corn and hard skin formation.
First of all, we can painlessly remove the corns and callouses with a scalpel. This is a routine
foot care or Chiropody procedure we carry out dozens of times a week. As we’re removing
dead-skin with both corns and callouses, you won’t feel anything, and we can usually remove
all hard skin locations on both feet, in the first appointment.
Secondly, as a Podiatrist, we can assess your biomechanics and corn/callous locations and
give you *Long Term* advice on how to correct your body mechanics to slow down or even
prevent hard skin problems in future. This can be as simple as recommending a pair of
orthotic insoles to slip in your shoes and functionally control or “re-time” the way you walk and
weight-bear.
You are welcome to come for treatment by self-referral and self-funding, or you may attend us
in line with your private medical insurance policies.
For appointments in our clinic please phone Val on 01244 682500. We are based at 137
Hough Green, Chester CH4 8JR.
If you would like to phone for a chat with me first - or if you feel your needs would be better
placed as a home visit, please call me directly on 07880 702475.
Peter Colhoun MChS HPCreg, Registered Podiatrist
Chester: 01244 68 25 00 or 07880 70 24 75
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What time do you have to go to the dentist? Tooth hurty
Overleigh Roundabout September 2009 23

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Here are some more pictures
from the official opening of
the St Mary’s Community
Nursery School .
Head teacher Ken Jones
passed around the
commemorative cake and
the school’s oldest ex-pupil
received a bunch of flowers
on the day .

What is the best remedy for water on the brain? A tap on the head
Overleigh Roundabout September 2009 27

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Dentist on a first date says: “That was a nice evening, I will see you again in six months.”
RECIPE

PHEASANT
CASSEROLE
By Leigh Myers

Serves 4

Ingredients:
4 pheasant breasts
30g butter unsalted
200g diced smoked bacon
10 shallots peeled and left whole
2 cloves garlic peeled and sliced
20 button mushrooms washed and cut in half
4 carrots peeled and roughly chopped
1 sprig of thyme
1 sprig of rosemary
2 bay leaves
2 tablespoons of flour
200mls dry cider
400mls chicken stock fresh (now available at supermarkets)

Method:

1. Melt the butter in a saucepan and brown the pheasant breasts, remove from the pan.
2. Add the bacon and lightly colour.
3. Then add the rest of the vegetables and herbs and cook for a further 2 minutes.
4. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes.
5. Add the cider and the chicken stock and bring up to the boil.
6. Then add the pheasant breasts cover with a lid, turn the heat down and simmer for 30-40 minutes.

To serve:
Serve with mash potato and some roast root vegetables.

Recipe by Leigh Myers, Executive Chef at Nelson (Northwest) Hotels
All queries to kitchen@grosvenorpulfordhotel.co.uk

Did you hear about the dyslexic alcoholic? He choked on his own Vimto
29
Overleigh Roundabout September 2009

How do you keep a fool in suspense? I’ll tell you later
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LATE SUMMER IN YOUR GARDEN
Gardening by Janet Heath

SEPTEMBER often provides a blaze of colour before autumn takes hold so if you like bright, bold
colours there is a wide range of flowers to choose from.
Shrubs such as Hibiscus syriacus also known as the tree hollyhock because of the shape of their
flowers, are hardy shrubs with flowers in white, pink and blue. They flower for weeks in autumn.
Perovskia Blue Spire is a small shrub with branches of tiny electric blue flowers. It likes a well-
drained soil in sun and provides colour well into autumn.
Bright, bold colours for a damp soil why not try Rudbekia fulgida Goldsturm in yellow and
pair it with Lobelia cardinalis with its purple leaved foliage and red flowers. Heleniums come in
a range of red, yellow, orange and russet colours, are good for the back of a border and give
colour for a few weeks especially if dead-headed. Japanese anemones are great ground cover
with tall or shorter flowering stems in white or pink. They also flower for weeks, well into autumn.
Some delphiniums will flower again in September if their first flush of flowers were removed after
flowering.
You can dig up and split perennials in autumn and as the soil is still warm they should settle in
well before winter. Try to remember to plant daffodils in September (tulips can wait until October)
for flowering next year.
Lawn repairs can be carried out in September. If you have bare patches in the lawn or want to
sow a new lawn, September is a good time for sowing grass seed or laying turf. Scarify to remove
moss and apply a weed killer to control those tough perennial weeds.
Hedges can have their final trim of the year to leave them neat and tidy over winter.
Autumn ripening raspberries such as Autumn Bliss and blackberries will now be in season and
taste wonderful. Some early season apples will be ripening so if you want to grow your own
dessert apples, consider Egremont Russet, Fiesta, Katy or Greensleeves. They will be ready to
eat in September but will not keep for very long, so just pick them from the tree!

Janet Heath – The Garden Mentor Tel 01244 318258 janet@gardenmentor.co.uk

Who invented hospital gowns? Dr Seymour Bottoms
Overleigh Roundabout September 2009 31

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Why did the paintbrush feel ill? Because it had a stroke
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KELSALL HILL
ONE DAY EVENT 2009
On Saturday 26th &
Sunday 27th September 2009
Come and experience the exhilarating
sport of eventing, where horse and rider
partnerships tackle:
• DRESSAGE
Admire the elegance and
calmness of the dressage.
• SHOW JUMPING
Awe at the athletic
demands of the show
jumping.
• CROSS COUNTRY
The final and most exciting
phase in which horse and
rider bravely take on a
course of solid obstacles....

• Share the thrills and spills
from horse trials.
• A great day out for all
the family in the Cheshire
countryside.
• Trade stands &
Refreshments available.

FREE ADMISSION!
Car parking £5.00

For further information please visit www.kelsallhill.co.uk
BE PART OF THE ACTION
“Dad, there’s a man at the door with a bald head.” Dad says: “Tell him I’ve already got one”
Overleigh Roundabout September 2009 33

HANDBRIDGE FLOWER CLUB
THE September meeting is on Thursday
17th at 2pm in St. Mary’s Parish Hall,
Handbridge. Mr. Keith Smithies, a National
demonstrator from Rhos-on-Sea will take
“The Splendour of the Season” as his
theme. New members welcome. Visitors On-site servicing & repairs
£4. Call direct on 07970 618392
PAT Testing your electrical appliances
If you want to include your club details www.tushingham2.co.uk
in the ‘Roundabout’ please let us know .

Hoole Baptist Church, All Saints Church, Northgate Church and Queens Street Christian
Centre jointly run three courses every year in Hoole. Over the past 4 years, we have had
over 250 guests on the course.
The next course starts with a city-wide Celebration meal which will introduce Alpha.
This will take place on Thursday 24th September 2009 at the Queen Hotel on City Road.
Doors open at 7pm and the meal at 7.30pm.
The course lasts for 10 weeks and is run by Hoole Baptist Church and All Saints Church.
Please ring 312037 or email office@hbc.org.uk for more information.

What is a solicitor’s favourite dessert. Sue it pudding
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COMMUNITY LISTINGS
WESTMINSTER PARK
Westminster Park Forum Committee Junior Football: Westminster Park FC
Julie Sams Tracy Sheedy 680544 www.westminsterparkfc.co.uk
e-mail chair@wpforum.org.uk Lache and Westminster Local History Group
www.wpforum.org.uk Linda Shuttleworth, 679791
National Women’s Register:
Westminster Park
Christine Westcott, 675431
Community Centre
19 Five Ashes Road, Westminster Park Scottish Dancing
671243 Anne Croall, 676167
Tennis-Glan Aber Tennis Club
Clubs & organisations Sue Britton, 677936
based in Westminster Park
Westminster Park Community Association
Belgrave Badminton Club Gill Williams, 671243
Keith, 671077
Scouting
Belgrave Pre-School
Group Scout Leader: Sue Jones, 675538
Carol Welch, 671243
Beavers (Wednesday): Christina Dean, 680163
Bowls Cubs (Monday): Francis Hardy, 674571
Bob Cooper, 675204 Cubs (Thursday): Christine Owens, 676691
Bridge Club Scouts (Friday): David Aird, 675063
John Arrowsmith, 682588 Explorer Scouts (Tuesday): Simon Ashton,
0151 512 6458
Croquet
Network: Kath Kitchen, 379031
Janet Davies, 350370
Guiding
Friends of Westminster ParK
Paul Makin, 678612 Rainbows (Monday): Pat McGettigan, 677134
Brownies (Tuesday): Jan Hooper, 674701
Healthy Walking Group
Guides: District Commissioner:Sue Fryer, 679945
Mike Lloyd, 680328

Useful Numbers
Age Concern (Cheshire). . . . . . . . 01606 881 668 Northgate Arena. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01244 380 444
Bus & Coach (Cheshire Bus Info). 01244 602 666 Refuse Collection. . . . . . . . . . . . . 01244 402 477
Chester City Football Club. . . . . 01244 371 376 Samaritans (Chester). . . . . . . . . . 01244 377 999
Chester Fire Station. . . . . . . . . . . 01244 342 145 Cineworld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0871 2002000
Chester Zoo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01244 380 280 Vision Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01244 381515
Cheshire West and Chester Council 0300 123 8 123
Schools
Cheshire Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01244 350 000
Queen’s Park High. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 981500
Countess of Chester Hospital . . 01244 365 000
Eccleston Primary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 981151
Grosvenor Estates. . . . . . . . . . . . . 01244 684400
Belgrave Primary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 981000
Handbridge Medical Centre. . . . . 01244 680169
Overleigh St Mary’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 981700
John Lennon Airport (Liverpool). 0870 129 8484
St Clare’s Catholic Primary. . . . . . . . . . . 981110
Lache Health Centre . . . . . . . . . . 01244 671991
Catholic High School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 981600
Manchester Airport. . . . . . . . . . . . 0871 2710711
National Rail Enquiries (Info only).0845 748 4950 Churches
NHS Direct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0845 46 47 Handbridge (St Mary’s). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 671202
NHS Stop Smoking Service. . . . 0800 169 0 169

Why did the hand cross the road? To get to the second hand shop
Overleigh Roundabout September 2009 35

COMMUNITY LISTINGS
LACHE PARK
Community Safety Wardens • Rosemary Conley - 5.30-7pm • Lunches. 12-1
Drop in surgery at Lache • English class - 6.30-8.30pm • Family history + it. 12.30-2.30
Community Centre every • Cyber Centre ECDL CLAIT • Baby Matters. 1-2.30
Monday from 2-4pm lessons. 7-9pm • Credit union. 7-8pm
• Ninjitsu - 7-9pm Friday:
Weekly Community Centre Tuesday: • Exercise 9.15-10.15
Timetable • Fruit and Veg Bags 9am-1pm • Crafts 10.30-12.30
• Tues lunch 12-1pm • Antenatal. 1-3pm
Cyber centre IT
LACHE PARK • Dancing. 5.30-7.30pm Saturday:
Monday : 9.30 -11.30am • Stop Smoking. 5.30-7.30 • Junior Club 10-12noon
Tuesday : 7-9pm • Cyber 7-9pm
Wednesday : 12.45 - 2.45pm
Thursday : 10-12noon, 7-9pm Wednesday: Lache Park Library Times
Friday : 9.30 -11.30am, 12.30- • Maths 9.30-11.30 Monday 2-7pm
2.30, 7-9pm • Cooking 9.30-11.30 Tuesday 9.30am-1pm / 2-5pm
• Cheerleaders - 4.30 - 7.30pm Wednesday closed
Monday: Thursday 9.30am-1pm / 2 -7pm
• Ninjitsu 7-9pm
• 60+ Monday Club - 10am-2pm Friday 9.30am-1pm / 2 -5pm
• Gentle Mobility (50+) 1-1.30pm Thursday: Saturday 9.30am-1pm
• Learning Champions - 1 - 3pm • Fruit and Veg Bags 9am-1pm
• Credit Union - 2.30-3.30pm • English 9.30 –11.30

CHESTER HANDbRIDGE Local Councillors
Cheshire West and Chester Council
Chester Croquet Club St Mary’s Community Nursery Arthur Harada (Con):
Chester Croquet Club meets Old Wrexham Road, 57 Lache Park Avenue
in Westminster Park off Hough Handbridge.Tel 981222 Tel 678679
Green in Chester and is always Rhythm Time Richard Short (Con)
pleased to welcome new Monday morning at St Mary’s 9 Ludwell Close
members of all standards. No Church Hall. Music classes Westminster Park
previous knowledge of the game for babies toddlers and pre Tel 678559
is needed and all equipment will schoolers. Ring Julia on Razia Daniels (Con)
be provided. Players must wear 07789867589 11 The Shipgate, Chester
flat-soled shoes. www.rhythmtime.net Tel 312392
Call the club Secretary and
coach, Janet Davies on 01244 Parent & Toddler Groups
350370. Youth & Community Centre
HOUGH GREEN
Monday morning (9-11.30am) Hough Green Residents’ Association.
SALTNEY St Mary’s Church Hall Contact Norman Trott, secretary, on
Thursdays 10-11.30am 683540
Come Dancing at Saltney Social Handbridge URC
Club, Ballroom dancing every Tues 10am - 11.30am DODLESTON
Thursday 8.15pm to 11.15pm. Chester Youth Club
Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep, Overleigh Road Look at the website www.dodleston.com
Latin and Sequence. Live music Junior 5 -6.30pm Tue/Thurs
by professional musicians Senior 7 - 8.30 Tue/Thurs CURZON PARK
“Sounds Familiar”. Large dance 679559. Learning to play rock
floor. Tel. 01244 671000 instruments 7 -16 year olds Curzon Park Residents’ Association
01745 815200 www.cpraonline.org

Why was six afraid of seven? Because seven eight nine
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Restaurant & Bar

Contemporary,
elegant dining
in a stunning,
rustic setting

The perfect venue with space to think & peace to focus
The award-winning Barn restaurant offers its customers variety with an a la
carte menu which changes on average every 3-4 weeks in keeping with the
season and local produce available.
Customers can also enjoy The Barn’s beautiful surroundings over lunch with a
selection of lighter bites, sandwiches and a fine selection of casks and continen-
tal beers and wines.
Sunday lunch menu available from 12noon-6pm, two courses for £15.95
The Barn is situated on Chester Road, Bridge Trafford, just five miles outside
Chester city centre

Visit www.thebarncheshire.co.uk
for more information or to see a sample menu
To make a reservation call 01244 303100

What’s red and eats rocks? A red rock eater
HOME IMPROVEMENTS
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01244 6
07989 5
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Specialises in:
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07949 255359
Musical skills and confidence 07931 980641
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AND SERVICES
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‘I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left’
Overleigh Roundabout September 2009 39

Build Pave & Scape
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Plumbing andservice
l Fast & friendly Heating Engineer We especially pride ourselves in the construction

l No job too small of natural stone patios / driveways / courtyards,
brickwork and stonework.

Bathrooms, Showers, Tiling, Heating, We have completed installations throughout the
Tel Paul on 01829 262474 / 07894 877207 UK and Republic of Ireland, covering North
Drainage, Guttering, Burst Pipes & more
Email pkplumbing@btconnect.com
Wales, the North West, Cheshire, Shropshire, the
Midlands, South of England, Northumbria and
the North of England.

Free Estimates & No Call Out Fee Specialists in:

24 Hour Call Out • Traditional Sett Paving
• Natural Stone Paving
KITCHENS
Installation and Maintenance • York Stone Paving
• Granite Setts
FLOORING
All Work Guaranteed • Sandstone Setts
EXTENSIONS • Clay Paving

For a Friendly andLOFT Professional
CONVERSION Job
• Block Paving
• Brickwork

Call: 01244 344180
WINDOWS/DOORS
• Extensions
• Landscaping

or Mobile: 07837 472340
ARCHITRAVE SKIRTINGS • Ground works & Drainage

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ROOFING/JOINERY for examples of our work

TEL: 07832 295092 / 01244 380320 Call 07971 583 615 or 01978 311025
FOR A FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTE

Mike Pitt
Plumbing and Heating Engineer
Bathrooms, Showers, Tiling, Heating,
Drainage, Guttering, Burst Pipes & more
Free Estimates & No Call Out Fee
24 Hour Call Out Installation and Maintenance
Call: 01244 344180 / 07837 472340

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