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Age Concern (Cheshire)................................01606 881 668
Alcoholics Anonymous ................................. 0845 769 7555
Crimestoppers ..................................................... 0800 555 111
Missing People ................................................... 0500 700 700
National Drugs Helpline ................................ 0800 776 600
Samaritans (Chester) ..................................... 01244 377 999
Gas Leak (Transco) ............................................0800 111 999
Vale Royal Borough Council ......................01606 862 862
HEALTH RELATED
Tarporley Hospital .......................................... 01829 732 436
Countess of Chester Hospital ...................01244 365 000
NHS Direct ................................................................ 0845 46 47
NHS Stop Smoking Service ...................... 0800 169 0 169
Tarporley Local Doctors:
Drs Rowland, Taylor & Gleek ...................... 01829 732401
Dr Sowerby & Partners ................................ 01829 733456
TRAVEL
Bus and Coach (Cheshire Bus info) ..........01244 602 666
National Rail Enquiries (info only) ...........0845 748 4950
Manchester Airport........................................0161 489 3000
John Lennon Airport, Liverpool .................0870 129 8484
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DEAR READERS
THREE’S THE NUmBER!
This is a very special issue, as we are now 3 years old!
It’s a great time to refect on how The Talk has developed,
and an excellent opportunity to say “Thanks” for using our
valued publication; a mine of information on local life.
Since its launch last September, our sister magazine for
the South of Chester has established itself well also. We’re
delighted that the Chester journal proves to be the frst
choice for that Cheshire community too.
Not only is it “three” years for The Talk, but our magazines
are set to become “three” as we proudly announce the
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been set up by popular request for the north side of
Chester, and it sets sail, goes live and delivery starts
mid-April.
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march has been a month of
“Highs and Lows” for Tarporley
Vics players, management and
supporters. On a positive front, the
First Team travelled to runaway
Cheshire League Leaders F.C.
United of manchester Reserves
and returned victorious after an
excellent 1-0 win.
F.C. United of Manchester, for those of you who don’t
follow Football, are a Football Club that were set
up in the wake of the Malcolm Glazer take over of
Manchester United in 2005, and the Fans wish to “Take
Football back from corporate ownership”. F.C. United’s
First Team have gates of over 2,000 fans while they try
to move up the Leagues, and the Club can draw upon
a massive player base within Greater Manchester and
beyond. With this in mind the victory by Tarporley
Vics was a remarkable win, and the squad travelled
back to Tarporley in high spirits.
The following week, the players were brought
back down to earth with a bump, after the worst
performance of the season saw the frst Team lose 2-1
to Highfeld Athletic Reserves in the Chester & District
Challenge Cup -Semi Final.
Hopes of a Christleton Final to add glory to what
has been a successful Season were dashed when the
majority of the Vics players performed well below par,
and gifted Victory to a lower League side after extra
time at Tattenhall.
The frst Team will need to rediscover the form of
previous weeks if they are to claim a “Top Six” position
in the League, although this will not be easy with
tough fxtures remaining in the closing weeks of the
Season, with the highlight being the visit of F.C. United
on March 29th. A Double over the Manchester Club
will be the minimum required from the players after
the disappointment of the Cup upset.
The Reserves continue to have an excellent frst
Season in adult Football, and have recently enjoyed
a “Won two, drawn one and lost one” record. The
highlight of these games have been that they have
managed to cope with the loss of key players, who
have enjoyed “Call-ups” to the First Team squad, and
the introduction of new young players such as Tom
Oliphant & Sam Lloyd.
To keep up to date with Match reports, Fixture
news and Kick-Off times please view our web site
at: www.tarporleyvics.co.uk
FOLLOWING TARPORLEY VICS F.C.
FOOTBALL TALK
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The Infrastructure Working Group
of Tarporley Parish Council held its
inaugural meeting on 28 February
2006. In attendance were Heidi
Nickson, Chairman, Councillors Gill
Clough, Tom Spark, Ken Parker
James Blackford and Ernest Boynes.
It was agreed that initially their areas of particular
interest would be Transport and Highways, the PCSO,
Security, Community bus services, Commerce and the
Christmas Lights Celebration/Festival.
There was a survey of the history of these topics and
suggestions as to how to fnd solutions to problems
where required. Councillor Nickson would pursue
ongoing matters with regard to Transport and
Highways, contacting the Clerk and local authorities
to determine how outstanding concerns could be
addressed.
Councillor Parker will make contact with the PCSO
to arrange a date for the next Community Action
Meeting and with the Cheshire Constabulary
Homewatch liaison offcer to set about reinvigorating
the Homewatch system in Tarporley. Councillors
Boynes and Sparks will investigate the current
situation with regard to the community bus service,
currently subsidised from the parish council precept
and, in consultation with adjacent parish councils
determine whether or not the service could be
usefully expanded. Councillor Clough will contact
local businesses to see if given assistance from the
parish council, perhaps in administration, the Business
Association could be made more effective.

Respondents to the Parish Plan survey revealed that
there is a desire for a Farmers/Country Markets.
Councillor Clough will make enquiries of the various
market organisations.
It was believed that the celebration of the Christmas
lights could be improved. This will need to be a project
in which community organisations should play an
important part. The whole IWG with the assistance of
the Clerk will join others outside the parish council to
make this an entertaining event.

THE TARPORLEY PARISH
COUNCIL PAGE
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SUDOKU PAGE
How to play
Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and
every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9. There’s
no maths involved - just reasoning and logic. It’s fun,
challenging and addictive - you have been warned.
(Solutions on page 70)
VERY HARD HARD
MEDIUM EASY
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Your Carbon Footprint
Every time you switch on an electrical appliance, or
heat your home with gas or oil, you are adding more
CO2 into the atmosphere contributing to global
warming. The table below shows how much CO2 each
type of fuel contributes to the atmosphere:
Energy Type CO2 Produced
1 kWh Electricity 0.523 kgCO2
1 kWh Natural Gas 0.19 kgCO2
1 Therm Natural Gas 5.42 kgCO2
1 Litre heating oil 2.52 kgCO2
1 Litre of propane/butane 1.50 kgCO2
1 ton of coal 2.457 kgCO2
Take your utility bills from last year and - get your
children as home work - calculate how many tonnes of
CO2 your household produced. You might be surprised
at the result!
So how do I make my house Zero Carbon?
It’s not easy. You would have to change your heating
system from Oil or Gas to a carbon neutral system.
This would either be wood (Biomass), or an electric
system with the electricity produced from either a
wind turbine, CHP (combined heat & power), or solar
panels. Unfortunately, this is where the argument
also falls down. Even if you had both a wind turbine
and solar panels on the roof, there are still going
to be cloudy days on which you will need to draw
power from the grid. The government intends to get
around this by a process call ‘Offsetting’. Offsetting
means that the total power you generate in a year is
equivalent to the power that you use. Some of this
power will be exported to the electricity network
(especially at night), but effectively you are neutral.
So what about my green electricity tariff?
It’s not as green as you think. Up to 70% of the power
generated by a wind turbine or hydroelectric plant is
lost in the cables between the turbine and your house.
The electricity is made up to 240V from dirty sources
such as oil, gas, and coal to make up the difference..
Is it worth me doing anything at all?
Yes, there are several things you can do in your
house to raise your effciency and lower your carbon
footprint and energy costs. Some have very low
pay-back periods, others are more costly, but all of
them will reduce your CO2 output and thus help the
environment.
The EcoEnergyDepot is a Chester-based renewable
energy consultancy, that sells a range of
equipment including budget solar system, wind
turbines, and wood pellet boilers.
They can be contacted on (01244) 460144 for more
information. (www.ecoenergydepot.co.uk)
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has reaffrmed the government’s
commitment that all new homes from 2018 will have to be zero carbon.
So what exactly does this mean and how will it affect our new homes
in the future?
THE
ZERO
CARBON
HOmE
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Thankfully, most back pain is very transient in nature
and provides no lasting problems. This type of pain is
generally muscular in origin and is usually the result
of some unaccustomed activity; a days gardening or
lifting boxes/moving furniture etc.
For those that seek the help of their GP, a course of
pain killers and anti-infammatories, in conjunction
with a reduction in physical activity will usually be
enough to resolve the issue.
However, there are a signifcant group of people for
whom further input is required.
At one end of the spectrum, an incident of back pain
can result in a more serious and debilitating condition.
Bowel and bladder disturbance, sensory loss and
signifcant muscle weakness are generally signs that
there are problems which need immediate medical
attention.
Most patients who come through the door of the
10 Bridge Centre are not quite so serious in nature.
Reduction in pain is generally the frst priority,
followed by restoring full range of motion and then
providing programmes to maintain fexibility and
strengthen the appropriate muscles in order to prevent
a re-occurrence of symptoms.
Further advice and guidance regarding posture and
workplace ergonomics are also vital ingredients of the
overall recovery process.
Finally, one of the most signifcant changes in the
management of back pain over the past 30 years or
so, is to encourage as much mobilising as pain allows.
Prolonged bed-rest or other types of immobility will
result in increased stiffness and will only prolong the
recovery process.
If you wish to fnd out any further information
regarding the treatment of back pain, then please
call us at 10 Bridge on 01244 300828.
We have a wealth of experienced Therapists available
to treat back pain from physiotherapists (including
the Clinic Principal Mark Browes) to osteopaths and
Chiropractors.
DEALING
WITH
BACK PAIN by Mark Browes
There is an enormous amount of data trotted out in the media regarding
the number of working days lost, per annum, in the UK as a result of back
injuries. Suffce to say that most of us will experience at least one episode
of back pain during our adult life.
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By Caroline Samuels
Dr.Hauschka Esthetician at Tarporley Health Store
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Make Sunday a day at the Castle
Our beautifully appointed 1851 restaurant lies in what was once Lord Tollemaches private chambers
and looks out over the ward and Peckforton’s own private chapel.
1851 offers a vast range of locally sourced fresh produce that brings the very best of Cheshire
together under one fabulously refurbished roof. Our head chef and restaurant manager offer a great
blend of experience and enthusiasm that guarantees to make your visit a special one!!
Sunday lunch is a great time to come and bring the family along
£13.95 for 2 courses or £15.95 for 3 courses.
Start your visit with drinks in the wine cellar bar followed by a great time in 1851.
1851 is open 7 days a week for lunch and evening meals as well as offering a relaxed environment
from which to enjoy morning coffee or afternoon teas
For all table reservations and further details please contact us on
01829 260 930 or visit our website www.peckfortoncastle.co.uk
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Specialises in:
Fitted Kitchens
Banisters
Extensions
Conservatories
Replacement doors
Wood/ Laminate floors
And all your joinery
and building needs
Contact Mark;
01244 675437
07989 594306
ramsjoinery@gmail.com
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Ingredients:
500 gram Lamb cannon
1 strip of rosemary
Sea salt and cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon of redcurrant jelly
25 grams fresh redcurrants
100 ml port
100 ml chicken stock

Recipe by Head Chef
Nathan Watts at Wildboar Hotel
(enquiries@ wildboarhotel.co.uk)

Monday - Saturday
Traditional British Lunch Menu,
2 courses - £14.95
Sunday Lunch £16.95
www.wildboarhotel.co.uk
method - Lamb:
1. Lightly season the lamb place in a hot frying pan with a drop
of olive oil.
2. Seal the meat and roast in the oven at 185 – 190 for 9 – 10
minutes (pink meat)
3. When cooked remove from the oven and leave to rest for 5
minutes
method - sauce:
1. Reduce the port by half in a saucepan
2. Add the redcurrant jelly and stock
3. Chop the rosemary and add to the pan
4. Reduce the sauce by half again and add fresh redcurrants,
Season accordingly.
To serve:
Place some crushed new potatoes in the centre of a plate.
Arrange the sliced lamb around the potatoes. Drizzle with
sauce. Serve with fresh spring vegetables ie baby leeks, fat
beans green cabbage

FLASH ROAST
CANNON OF
SPRING LAmB
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SECOND HAND CAR mARKET...
The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association
(BVRLA) predicts strong performance from the
second-hand market in 2008, stating that when
there is a weakening in the economy - and therefore
pressure on buyers - they tend to move away from
new cars to slightly older models.
The BVRLA believes that the market for second-
hand cars will continue to perform strongly, but
warns vendors to prepare their cars properly before
advertising them or risk a lack of buyers or a lower
than normal price.
It is likely to be a buyers market, so it’s vital to get
your car looking it’s best. First impressions count, and
a car in near-showroom condition will achieve a quick
sale at the optimum price.
Pre-sale preparation is time consuming and often
ineffective unless you have the right equipment and
materials. Ensure that your preparation includes the
following: Exterior paint correction and restoration,
alloy wheel repair and treatment, removal of dents
and scratches, interior shampoo and deodorisation
and a boot and engine bay valet. Busy lives make it
impossible for most people to do this themselves,
even if they wanted to! There is an easy and cost
effective solution – Spotcheck valeting are experts
at making your car look it’s best. They can literally
“polish on the pounds”. So you don’t have to!
By Mike at Spotcheck
REmAINS STRONG
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. cleaning calls

HANDYMAN SOLUTIONS
DOMESTIC DIY
Painting, Decorating, Tiling, Gardening
No job too small
YOUR LOCAL
HANDYMAN
Call Martin on
01244 620417 / 07722 778980
Landscaping
Drainage
Tree Work & General
Maintenance
Logs available all year
Tel. 01829 781428
Mob. 07813 962462
A.J & G J Lloyd
GARDEN MAINTENANCE AND FENCING
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Skin Deep
Beauty Salon & Perfumerie
• Make-Up
• Manicures and Pedicures
• Waxing
• Eyelash Tinting & Eyebrow Shaping
• Hot Stone Therapy
• Clarins Face and Body Treatments
• Nailtiques
• Slimming Treatments
• CACI Non surgical face lift
• CACI Futur-tec
• CACI Lift 6
• CACI Quantumn
• Rene Guinot Cathiodermie
• Crystal Clear Treatment
• Toe to Toe Specials
• Gift Vouchers & Gift Baskets
Monday 9-5 Tuesday 9-7 Wednesday 9-4
Thursday 9-7 Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-4
Opening hours:
01829 733900
High Street, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 0AR
www.skin-deepbeautysalon.co.uk
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April sees a month of unpredictable
weather with sun and showers. This
can delay the coming of spring, but
never stops the surge of new growth
entirely.
Garden birds will be in the middle of the breeding
season, along with the summer migrants returning
from the African continent to breed.
Do not let weeds reach seeding stage. Start weeding
early and before the herbaceous perennials get too
large. When areas are cleared consider a mulch of bark
chippings.
Continue to sow seeds of summer bedding plants.
Prick out and pot up young seedlings and cuttings
before they become overcrowded.
As soon as soil and weather conditions permit, sow
broad beans and early varieties of garden peas. Sow
small quantities of early carrot seed such as ‘’Early
Nantes’’ if the soil is suitable.
Start hardening-off bedding plants - protect from frost
in a frost-free greenhouse or cold frame. Ventilate
greenhouses and put on cool-glass shading to prevent
young plants being scorched.
Control slugs and snails with pellets or slug bait!
Gladioli can be planted in mid April to avoid late
frosts. Plant 8cm (3’’) deep, as this will help to anchor
top-heavy plants, which will require staking. If the soil
is heavy or clay, put sand below corms to prevent rot.
Prune spring-fowering shrubs after they have fnished
fowering and feed them with a balanced fertiliser. Re-
pot foliage house plants if they are pot-bound.
As feeding will have leached out of patio containers
with roses or other shrubs in them, apply a slow-
release fertiliser as a surface dressing and this will last
throughout the season.
Use lawn sand to kill the moss and feed the grass in
your lawn. (When the moss is dead, scarify the lawn
using a spring tine rake or a power scarifer.)
Plant up your hanging baskets and keep them frost-
free in the greenhouse. You should aim to have your
basket ready to hang up at the end of May.
You will be busy with sowing, potting, and pruning,
but it is also a time of year when insect pests become
active. So make quite sure that you are just as active
with your spraying and fumigating. Many jobs in
the garden, like pruning roses, depend very much on
locality. April is a very busy month.
Enjoy it in your garden!
In The Garden by Jamie Hodgson
IN THE GARDEN
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Then call
THE CUTTING CREW
TEL: 0800 2800 490
www.chesterlawns.co.uk Serving Chester, Wrexham and surrounding areas
Lawn mowing & maintenance
New lawns from turf or seed
Hard surface weed treatment and cleaning
Hedge trimming
Small tree & shrub removal
General gardening, weeding, leaf clearance etc.
Landscaping
Ponds and Water Features
Patios, paths, driveways
Spring tidy ups
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Please call us to arrange an appointment on 01829 740194
The Professional Landscape
& Design Team
• High quality hard landscaping
and planting service
• Bespoke garden design service
• Specialists in natural stone paving
• Original water features and ponds
• Driveways, brick & stone walling
Tel: 01829 740194
Mob: 07967 043320
www.urbanlandscapedesign.co.uk
SWISS CARS
Hans Sanders
Tel 01829 733948
Mobile 07899 862869
Local new business – Tarporley based
All types of cars bought and sold:
classic, modern... anything considered
Vehicle Sourcing
Can usually improve on a part-exchange price
Friendly, personal service
MARK JOYNSON
HOME IMPROVMENTS : Building Repairs, Tiling,
Laminate flooring, all aspects of interior and exterior works.
GARDEN RENOVATIONS : Walls (Sandstone/Brick),
Patio, Fencing, Hedge Cutting
PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND GARDEN RENOVATION
Call Mark Joynson Property Maintenance
01829 759134 / 07902789103
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1 French sea songs collected by traders. (9)
9 1 + 1 + x = couple. (7)
10 Plug for sport and PE master. (7)
11 Stitches up and engenders anger. (7)
12 After hearing bell, called back frst thing -
exhausting. (9)
14 Kiss and make up to us and Alec. (8)
15 I come out of dream, and now have esteem. (6)
17 Endure below par attempt. (7)
20 First early spurt proving volcano is active. (6)
23 Pacino takes lesser actor to support Palace. (8)
25 Collective total of components of concrete. (9)
26 Only the sensible use this paint. (3,4)
27 Half a score draw? (4,3)
28 Clue not devised for potential belfry dweller? (7)
29 Bad weather obscures minor star. (9)
Get blown away
with this month’s
prize of a cut and
blow dry with
Johnston Brady
Hairdressers
PRIZE CROSSWORD NO.7
Down
2 Old time regiment goes to the limit. (7)
3 Pack cue after making break and get a snack. (7)
4 City where last, Brenda eventually frst settled. (8)
5 Extracts cash painfully. (6)
6 Private school house master. 4,5)
7 He gets the sack but remains employed. (7)
8 Repeatedly affrms partial reversal of stress
aerodynamics. (9)
13 Pry into container to fnd food for horse. (7)
15 Abiding circle round eastern sea. (9)
16 Regret gruesome reconstruction omitted SE novel
murder location. (3,6)
18 One man is detailed before another – period! (8)
19 When you’re over here, you could drop in. (4,3)
21 Pungent, not soft but acceptable internally as
ointment. (7)
22 It’s in name only, but, frst of all, this is the unusual
logic and reasoning. (7)
24 Victim perished as Cassandra pierced sword inside. (6)
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April’s Competition
Johnston Brady Hairdressers, with salons in Nantwich
and in Chester, concentrate on putting you at
ease, discovering what is important to you as an
individual and delivering a service which will stay in
your memory. All stylists are trained to the highest
professional standard, with the aim of not only making
you look good on the outside but also feel wonderful
on the inside!
This month’s winner will receive a cut and fnish at
Johnston Brady. All you have to do is solve ‘Merlin’s’
crossword and send your entry in to us by Monday the
14th April 2008.
All correct entries will be placed in a draw held on
14th April. Entries should be sent to Crossword
Competition, Suite S4a, Chester Enterprise Centre,
Hoole Bridge, Chester, CH2 3NE. Please enclose your
name, address and contact telephone number. The
frst entry to be drawn will be awarded the prize.

Terms and conditions
The editors decision is fnal and no correspondence will be entered
into. The winners will be the frst entry to be drawn on the closing
date. Employees or relatives of Talkabout Publishing or the respective
companies are not eligible to enter.
Last month’s answers
We’ve had a fantastic response each month
to Merlin’s crossword, so thank you for all your
entries. Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Harbottle
of Tiverton who won a meal for 2 at Etasia
in Tarporley.
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Nobody enjoys a ‘to do’ list.
Nobody wants to spend their
entire weekend re-roofng a house
or fxing the kitchen sink. So the
tendency is to let these projects go,
put them off, procrastinate.
There’s always that age-old philosophy: there’s
nothing to do today that can’t wait until tomorrow.
And it’s not because you’re lazy, but more because of
the exact opposite; in this busy day and age our to-do
lists always ‘runneth’ over.
However, these are necessary chores that have to
be taken care of right away. It’s a responsibility that
comes with owning a house. Don’t think of this advice
as a guilt-trip, but instead a frm warning for the
future. The problem won’t just go away. And the more
you sit on home repairs, the worse these problems
are going to get. And this means that more time and
money will eventually have to be spent to put right
what was once a quick and affordable fx.
Excuses, Excuses, Excuses
There are several reasons we put off home repairs, but
try not to let these excuses get in the way. Here are
some common ways we postpone the inevitable and
some additional tips about how to get around these
rationalizations...
“It’s Not a Big Deal!”
Yes, it is and you know it. It’s easy to be forced into
fxing your home. Believe it, when your boiler breaks
down and you are unable to enjoy a lovely bath, you’ll
be calling someone in to fx it pronto. But don’t let
it get to that point. Avoid that inconvenience and
shelling out huge amounts of money after the fact.
Stop the problem early and you’ll never have to deal
with future disasters.
“I didn’t know it was broken!”
A lot of problems do go unnoticed because they’re
hidden from view: on top of roofs, inside the walls,
up in the attic. This is why you have to occasionally
inspect your house to make sure things are running
well, and if you don’t know what to look for then hire
a trained inspector to look things over. Prevention is
the best solution. ‘Home repair’ doesn’t just refer to
things that are broken; it also means keeping things in
proper working order. No machine, device, or structure
runs forever. For instance, you have to take your car in
for oil changes every few months. You have to rotate
your tires every so often. Well, the same goes for your
house: continual maintenance is key to sustaining an
effcient household.
“I don’t know how!”
Of course you don’t. Not all of us are trained
craftsmen, and sometimes the simplest chores end
up being the most complicated. That’s why how-to
manuals exist. If you don’t have time to read the
instructions, then ask a friend or family member with
some know-how to help you out (and don’t forget to
buy them a pizza afterwards). Or if you don’t want to
impose on anyone, that is why the professionals exist.
“I don’t know who to contact!”
Contact Doctor Property on 01978 363611. With
experience in all aspects of Home Improvements and
Property Maintenance they can take the hassle out of
your ‘to do’ list!
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, the designer ladieswear
boutique in Tarporley, is now two
years old. Located next to The
Swan Inn in the centre of Tarporley
has gained a reputation
for supplying stylish clothes from
across Europe and beyond.
At there are beautiful clothes for most every
occasion – certainly for special occasions – evening
dresses and ball gowns are a speciality! You will also
fnd outfts suitable for cruises, garden parties, races,
and weddings: has dressed numerous brides
as well as mums of brides and grooms, and countless
wedding guests. For really special outfts,
buys only one, so you can be confdent that no-one
else will attend your special event in the same outft
as you.
If you are seeking more casual clothing you will fnd
that aplenty at too.
Selling many brands was always one of the attractions
of . And now has grown – with a
brand new shop having launched in March this year -
No. 30, High Street, Tarporley.
At the new labels include Just Cavalli,
Class by Roberto Cavalli, Versace Jeans, Ischiko,
Gerard Darel, Valentino Red, Joyce Ridings,
Amanda Wakeley and Nicole Farhi mainline.
Previously it was necessary to go to Manchester for
some of these brands, so it is something of a feather
in Tarporley’s cap to have these labels! – And there are
more designer brands to come!
The two s are quite distinct in their
atmospheres, the clothes on display, in their approach
to silhouette and colour and the personal ‘on hand’
touch of our staff. Not only will you fnd something to
help you stand out from the crowd, but we are sure it
will be something that you will feel comfortable and
confdent wearing. Cheshire women are already
known for being well dressed, and it is one of ’s
missions to continue to help Cheshire women be the
best dressed in the UK!
We look forward to seeing you in one of our shops
- so beautiful, so stylish....so you!

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The Royal British Legion Club are proud to present:
Manchester Jazz Band
led by Mart Rodger
Saturday the 26th April at 8pm
Tickets are £6.00 and are available from the RBL Club
telephone no. 01829 732561 or from Swaffields.
Fully licensed bar available
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There are many reasons to visit
a spa. While pampering still
makes the list, these days, the
fastest growing reason is for
stress release and the pursuit of
wellness.
It is a medical certainty that different types of
negative stress lead to an abundance of medical
conditions, and it is a well accepted fact that spas can
help relieve stress!
The Spa at Portal is the ultimate in luxury. Set in
a sublimely beautiful setting within minutes of
Tarporley, pure indulgence is the order of the day.
You can relax in this supremely tranquil environment
whilst enjoying precious time to revive mind, body
and soul.
The Spa frst opened late 2007 and Joanna and I
were extremely pleased to be invited to try out the
facilities. We arrived bright and early one Friday
morning and were really looking forward to seriously
de-stressing! We had booked the frst hour for two
treatments, a massage for myself and a facial for
Joanna.
Upon arrival, we were immediately impressed with
how welcoming the staff were, and how comfortable
they made us feel. While Jo went off to the Tranquility
Room (more about that later!) I went to one of their
eight treatment rooms for my fantastic massage.
The candlelit room set the perfect atmosphere and
moments later I could feel myself unwinding; muscles
feeling less ‘knotted’. I felt so relaxed I could have
fallen asleep!
Half an hour later Jo and I had swapped places and
I was even more impressed! The Tranquility Room
is something else... a lovely, cosy, place to relax and
unwind in comfort on wonderful lounge chairs. My
eyes and ears took in the soft candle light, soft music
and central water feature - defnitely the place to
recharge your energy. I was handed a refreshing chilled
fruit juice and the latest copy of Vogue magazine, and
I was in my element.
A VISIT TO THE SPA
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Jo really enjoyed her facial and loved the Decleor
products that were used. She commented that the
product was perfect for her sensitive skin, smelled
absolutely wonderful and was impressed that
the range was 100% pure, 100% natural, 100%
preservative-free.
The Spa package experience includes a bathrobe and
complimentary slippers, unlimited use of the Spa area
(including the Relaxation Suite/Tranquility Room as
above), swimming pool, thermal suite, experience
showers and Technogym ftness suite.
The Thermal Suite includes an Ice Room, Steam Room
and Aroma Steam Room, Rock Sauna and Infra Red
Sauna, Experience Shower and pool. Jo and I tried all
of these and whilst we really enjoyed everything, we
particularly fell for the contrasts of the Steam Room
and Ice Room.
If you aren’t one to ‘Spa’ yourself, they say the
greatest gift is an unforgettable experience. We all
know nearest and dearest who would love a day at
the Spa with a treatment thrown in - a massage, a
His-and-Hers pamper package, Top to Toe Indulgence
packages, St Tropez Spray Tanning, Waxing, Body
Therapies, Mother to be packages, Bride to be
packages - there really is something for everyone.
Having said that, go on! Why not treat yourself!
‘You’re worth it you know!!’. Take a look at page fve
and Indulge yourself this month by using the 25%
voucher off all Spa treatments at Portal.
Macdonald Portal Hotel
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ARLEY
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TRIALS
buzz around the course and showground.
As well as a programme packed with thrilling
equestrian action, the Arley Country Fair will feature
a host of other attractions from falconry, archery
and medieval jousting to quality traders and a food
marquee.
Event organiser Helen Glover said: “Not only is this
going to be a weekend of top eventing, it’s going to be
a fantastic day out for all the family.
“The Arley Horse Trials are fast becoming a very
popular date on the eventing calendar.”
For your chance to win a pair of tickets to this
spectacular event simply answer the following
question: Who has designed the cross country
course for this year’s Arley Horse Trials?
For more information on the Horse Trials & Arley
Country Fair visit www.arleyhallandgardens.com,
or telephone 01565 777353.
The 2008 Arley Horse Trials are
now just around the corner, and to
celebrate we’ve got two pairs of
tickets to give away.
This hugely popular Pre-Novice/Novice event, which
attracts over 400 competitors, is being held on May 17
and 18, 2008.
Competitors will be put to the test in three Eventing
disciplines – dressage, showjumping and cross country
– with the cross country course designed by eventing
guru Richard Carruthers, and including The Pre Novice
Regional Finals.
With the course sitting at the heart of the magnifcent
Arley Estate in Cheshire both riders and spectators
alike will be able to take in the stunning surroundings,
including the glorious gardens and the famous Hall.
Adding to the excitement of the Horse Trials, the Arley
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APRIL?
APRIL 6TH TARVIN GARDENING SOCIETY
Sunday trip to Arley Hall. “Spring Bulb Show.”
Leaves Tarvin Church at 10am.
Ring Kaye on 01829 740605 or John on 01829 740423 for further information.
APRIL 11TH SHROPSHIRE GARDENS, ASPECTS AND DELIGHTS
“Shropshire Gardens, Aspects And Delights” by Peter Shepherd. Talk at Tarvin
Community Centre at 8pm. Non-Members Welcome.
APRIL 17TH A FUN & INFORMATIVE LADIES NIGHT OUT
Colour Me Beautiful expert Mac Tompsett is giving a colour & 2008 fashion
presentation talk at Tattenhall Park Primary School. Doors open at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £5.00 and can be purchased from the School Offce or telephone Ali on
771903. All ladies are most welcome to join us for this event to pick up great tips
about this year’s fashion, choosing the right colours to look your best & how to pack
a capsule wardrobe when going on holiday.
APRIL 20TH & 27TH BLUEBELL WALKS AT COMBERMERE ABBEY
Starts 1pm and ends at 5pm (last walkers at 4pm). The estate will open in the afternoon
on April 20th and 27th and visitors will be able to enjoy the arrival of spring wandering
through the magnifcent ancient bluebell woods. . Cost of entry for the walk is £3 for
adults and £2 for children under 16. There is no need to book – just turn up.
APRIL 5TH & 6TH INTRODUCTION TO MASSAGE WEEKEND
No experience necessary - everyone welcome.
Maximum: 16 people Presenter: Rosie O’Toole Cost: £95
10.00 - 4.00pm at The Studio, Bolesworth Road, Tattenhall.
Contact: Jill on 01829 771895 for more details or to book a space.
APRIL 20TH PUT SPRING INTO YOUR STEP
Dru yoga, relaxation and a talk on a rejuvenating diet. Light lunch included. Maximum
15 people Presenter: Teresa Mc Dermott Cost: £40.
9.30am - 1.30pm at The Studio, Bolesworth Road, Tattenhall.
Contact: Jill on 01829 771895 for more details or to book a space.
MAY 10TH TATTENHALL GARDENING SOCIETY PLANT SALE
Please try and sow just a few extra seeds, split up your herbaceous plants one more
time and make a few spare cuttings to bring along on the day (we are more than
happy to collect). Happy gardening. Andrea Green 77 05 31
APRIL 26TH UNIFORM NITE AT HUxLEY VILLAGE HALL
Steve & Mary Raybould hold there annual fund raising event. Always held with a
theme and fun in mind. This year come dressed in your uniform dress.
Tickets £12 and include a drink, supper and entertainment. Contact Steve or Mary
on 01829 781107. Fancy dress optional.
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DOWN TO A FINE ART
Down to a Fine Art is a rural gallery in Stretton,
Chester. It is the brainchild of partners Chris Morris
and Jaine Briscoe-Price, who have achieved a rare
balance of showcasing exciting, local art with
approachability and lack of pretension.
Their ethos is that you don’t have to “understand” art,
you just need to know that you’re welcome!
Original art is displayed all year long, interspersed with
themed and solo exhibitions on the frst Thursday of
each month. Bespoke reproductions are available too.
Simply look through each artist’s portfolio, and [1] select
your image, [2] choose your preferred medium, and [3]
decide on a size and frame which is then produced in-
house to the highest of standards.
Down to a Fine Art is open Tuesday – Saturday 10-
6pm, Sunday 10-4pm, Thursday to 8pm.
Directions: Located off the A534 just 2.5 miles between
Holt Lodge & CardenPark Hotels. Turn for Crewe by
Farndon, then frst left signed Stretton(the gallery is 1/4
mile on the right.)
To be kept informed of their calendar of events, or to
be included on the private view guest list, please email:
info@downtoafneart.co.uk or visit the in-build website
www.downtoafneart.co.uk which will soon show the
art range and calendar of events, commencing with:
* 3rd April – Black & White Art; A unique opportunity to
view some of theregions most colourful artists who have
specifcally produced work in strong monotones for this
dramatic exhibition! Ends 13th April.
* 1st May - Private View – Leo Augustine Donaghy
& Associates. A stunning exhibition from this highly
respected semi-abstract artist and his fellow painters.
Ends 11th May.
* 5th June – Private View – Themed Exhibition. A
collection of new work by respected North West artists;
Estella Scholes, Karen Wise, David Stanley, Maxine Hart,
Dave Nicholls. Ends 15th June.
“A Gallery with original and reproduction art that’s
affordable and a friendly welcome that’s priceless; this
Gallery really does have it Down to a Fine Art!
TARPORLEY COmmUNITY CENTRE
Bookings/enquiries: Rachel Sims (01829 730921)
Weekly
Army Cadets: Every Tuesday and Thursday evening
at 7pm
• Childrens Drama (Helen O’Grady Drama School):
Every Thursday 5.15 to 6.15pm
• Childrens Dance Group: Every Friday 3.15 to 7pm
• Rhythm Time (music for under 5s): Every Monday
from 10am
• Salsa Dancing: Every Thursday (except 2nd
Thursday): 11am to 2.15pm
• Water Colour Painting: Every Monday and
Wednesday: 9 to 11am 11.15 to 1.15pm
• Scottish Dancing: Every Wednesday 8pm to 10pm
• Children’s Disco/street dancing: Every Saturday
2.15pm to 5pm
Monthly:
• Autumn Club: 1st Tuesday of the month 7pm
• Bingo: 1st Saturday of the month at 7.30pm
• Flower Club: 1st Tuesday of the month at 1.30pm
• TADDFAS: 2nd Thursday of the month at 1.30pm
• David Martin Jeweller and valuer: Every 2nd and
4th Tuesday 10.00am - 2pm (most months)
CHESHIRE HEALTH : JEN FRANCIS
ASSOCIATES
At Tarporley Community Centre
(01829 732775 / 07779272353)
Monday - Body Focus Abdominals & Back. 6pm
- Body Conditioning. 6.45pm
- Two group sessions Salsa 8.30pm
Wednesday - Body Focus Legs and Bums. 6:00pm
- Body Conditioning. 6:45pm
- Walk & Talk. 9:00am
Friday - Fit 4 Life : mature ladies 9:15
Pilates with Stretch & Relaxation
Monday - 6.30pm at Delamere School
Monday - 9am at The Swan Hotel upstairs
Tuesday - 7pm at Tarporley Junior School
Body Focus
Tuesday - 6pm at The Junior School in Tarporley
Thursday - 6pm at The Junior School in Tarporley
Walk ‘n Talk – local routes
Wednesday - 9.15am at the Swan Hotel
BUMS ‘n TUMS
Thursday - 6.15pm at Tarporley Primary School

TARPORLEY GUIDES
Contact Mrs Platt on 01829 781 478
Done Room in Tarporley
Thursdays 7 to 8.30pm (term time only)
For girls aged 10 to 14 years.
TARPORLEY ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
01829 732561
Weekly
Monday - Bingo 8pm to 10pm
Tuesday - Indoor Bowles League 7pm
Wednesday - Indoor Bowles 1.45pm to 4.15pm
Wednesday - Weight Watchers 7pm
Thursday - Slimming World 7pm
Friday - Bingo 7.15 to 10pm (Play the Boards!)
Snooker Club most evenings in the Bar
Monthly
• Country & Western Dancing: Every 1st & 3rd
Sunday 8pm to 11.30pm
• Prize Bingo: Every 3rd Saturday 7pm
• Ladies Section meeting: Every 2nd Tuesday
from 7.30pm
To book the Legion Hall for your event 9am to
Midnight, contact 01829 732561 or leave a message.
We will always get back to you after 6.30pm
TARPORLEY
WHAT’S ON IN YOUR VILLAGE?
Let us know and we will list it for free!
Send your listings to info@tarporleytalk.com
LINE DANCING
At Tarporley Community Centre
Every sunday evening (excluding bank holidays)
Absolute Beginners - 7 to 8pm
Intermediate - 8 to 10pm
Cost £4. For further info contact Daniel on:
07739 352209
ACTIVITIES IN THE DONE ROOm
To book call 01829 732742
Mon - Playgroup - 9.15am to 12 noon
- Introductory Playgroup - 1.15pm to 3pm
- Brownies - 6pm to 7.30pm
Tues - Playgroup - 9.15am to 12.00noon
- Aikido - 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Weds - Playgroup 9.15am to 12 noon
- Mother’s Union 2.15pm (1st of month)
- Tadwags - 2.00pm (2nd of month)
- Rainbows - 4.30pm – 5.30pm
- Brownies - 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Thurs - Playgroup - 9.15am to 12 noon
- Guides - 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Fri - Playgroup - 9.15am to 11.30am
Sat - Ballet, tap & modern
- Dance - 9.00am to 12.30pm
Sun - Sunday School - 10.00am to 11.30am
(For details on the Done Room Preschool call
01829 730233)
TARPORLEY TENNIS CLUB
New members welcome. For further information
telephone 01829 732026.
TARPORLEY mILLPOOL PROBUS CLUB
(01829 260 955)
Club of retired Professional Businessmen. Meet 3rd
Wednesday of each month.
AIKIDO GROUP WWW.AIKIDO.CO.UK
At the Done Room behind St Helen’s Church
Main Club Night (16-76) - Tuesday 7.30 to 9.45pm
TARPORLEY LIBRARY
(01829 731794)
Monday - 2 to 7pm,
Wednesday - 2 to 5pm,
Friday - 9.30am to 12.30pm
AGE CONCERN : CHESHIRE DAY CARE
Thursdays and Fridays at Oathills Lea in Tarporley
from 10.00am - 3.00pm.
If you are interested in becoming a member or a
volunteer either to drive or help at the day care with
teas, coffees and activities please contact Veronica
Briggs, Day Care Co-ordinator. Tel 01270 219484 /
07917 638809.
TIVERTON VILLAGE HALL
(Booking : Janice Farrall - 01829 732855)
Weekly
Bingo: Margaret Wilson on 01829 732781
Thursdays - 8pm till 10pm - Contact
Duplicate Bridge: Call David Rigby 01606 784491
Mondays - 6.30pm till 10pm
Wednesdays - 1.30pm till 5pm
Line Dancing: Contact Win Bond on 01928 260080
Tuesdays - 10am till 12pm
Monthly
Drop In Coffee Morning: Last Thursday of month
10.30am - 12pm (Call Madge Marshall 01829 732217)
Garden Club:
First Tuesday in the month - 8pm till 10pm
Contact Audrey Povall on 01829 733520
TIVERTON DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB
We meet on the frst Tuesday of every month at Tiverton
Village Hall (just off the A49) at 8pm. Everyone is welcome
at our lively and friendly meetings, and to the visits in the
summer season. Entrance fee is £1 (non-members £1.50)
and includes a raffe and refreshments.
All enquiries to (01829) 733520 (Audrey Povall,
Chairman) or 733465 (Joyce Harbottle, Secretary), or
why not become a member - annual membership is
only £2 each, with lots of advantages.
TIVERTON
THE STUDIO TATTENHALL
Are you interested in Body Control Pilates, Nia, Dru
Yoga, Alexander Technique or Creative Beading?
Full details at www.thestudiotattenhall.co.uk or ring
Jill on 01829 771895
TARVIN COmmUNITY CENTRE
(01829 740885)
Toddler’s Group 10.00-11.30 Mondays and Fridays
Yoga 13.30-15.30 Mondays
Tarvin Library 12.00-19.00 Tuesdays
13.30-17.00 Thursdays
Ballet 15.30-18.00 Tuesdays
Aerobics & Body Toning 19.00-20.00 Tuesdays
Silver Threads 14.00 2nd+4th
Wednesdays of month
Slimming World 9.15, 17.30, 19.00 Wednesdays
Flower Club 19.45, 2nd Wednesday of month
W.I. 19.45. last Wednesday of month
Bingo 19.30 Thursdays
Kung Fu 18.30-20.30 Thursdays
Civic Trust Regular meetings/events
TATTENHALL LIBRARY
(01829 770769)
It is situated in The Village Room at the Park Primary
School, Chester Road, Tattenhall and is open on
Tuesdays from 2pm until 7pm and Fridays (2-5pm).
We have a wide range of books, DVD’s for hire, a large
childrens’ section and if we haven’t got what you’re
looking for we’ll order it for you.

TATTENHALL CRICKET CLUB
Contact Mel Dobson on 07799 476 108
Are you interested in playing cricket & looking for a
friendly competitive club to join this year?
Tattenhall Cricket Club are members of the Cheshire
County League and play in Division 2. We run 4 Senior
teams & 3 Junior teams and are looking for new players of
all abilities. Our ground is in Tattenhall, 8 miles south of
Chester off the A41.
Winter nets begin at Tarporley High School on
Thursday 31st January 7.45pm to 9.45pm up to the
end of March. All new players welcome.
INSPIRING TImE
(01829 752 630 or 01829 751102)
Relaxing, creative workshops in Tarvin

TARVIN YOUTH CLUB
Every Tuesday 7pm until 9pm.
Scout Hut at the top of the playing felds in Tarvin.
Fo ages 11 - 16 years old.
£1 per session or £25 for annual membership.

NIA AT THE FLACCA TATTENHALL
Contact: Jill on 01829 771895
Mondays 10.00 - 11.00 am and Thursdays 2.00 - 3.00
pm. Cost: £3.50. Come and join in the fun! Dance your
way to ftness and health. Suitable for all ages, sizes and
levels of ability.
LITTLE PICCOLOS FUN mUSIC SESSIONS
at the Tattenhall Barbour Institute
Every Wednesday
9.30am Toddlers
10.30am Pre-schoolers
TARVIN TENNIS CLUB
(01829 741314)
Open Week Sessions this year are on Tuesday, 15th April
at 6 p.m.; Friday, 18th at 6 p.m. and Saturday 19th at 2
p.m. Chance for new members to meet a friendly club
and try our 4 astroturf courts for FREE.
6 Summer League teams for those interested in
competitive tennis. Friendly Club Evenings on Tuesdays
and Fridays during the summer.
Supervised Junior Evenings on Mondays from
21st April.
More details at www.tarvintennisclub.co.uk or phone
01829 741314 or 01829 740178.
TATTENHALL AmATEUR DRAmATIC
SOCIETY
Join a warm & friendly group - to meet new people,
have fun, help with production - or tread the boards!
Contact 01829 771353 or 770482
We are always open for those wishing to join the
production team! All helpers and new members
welcome.
TARVIN, TATTENHALL & HUXLEY
EXERCISE TO mUSIC CLASSES IN KELSALL
Angie - 0784 356 5613
Wednesdays @ Function Room, The Morris Dancer
Tone Zone 7.00-7.55pm
(Body Conditioning, suitable for all)
HiLo Aerobics 8.00-8.45pm
(A Fun & Effective Cardio Workout, suitable for all)
£3 Per Session - Multiple sessions can be booked at
discounted Prices. Pre-booking essential.

PILATES CLASSES* Fiona Enticott - 01829 751 472
£4 per session—places need to be booked)
Monday - Kelsall Pre-school
7.15pm (Intermediate)
8.30pm (Advanced)
Tuesday - Kelsall Pre-school
7.00pm (Intermediate)
8.15pm (Advanced)
Tuesday - Willington Hall Physio Clinic
2pm (Intermediate)
Thursday - Utkinton Village Hall
9.30am (Early/Beginners)

YOGA CLASSES
Joan Jones 01829 751421. Everyone welcome.
KELSALL SCHOOL COmmUNITY
LEARNING CENTRE
(A Learndirect Outreach Centre)
ICT: Beginners and Intermediary courses, Digital
Photography, Using your computer, Internet & E-mail,
Microsoft Offce Basic Skills Numeracy & Literacy (aimed
at Adults helping children with their homework)
Adult Certifcate Level 1 & 2 in Numeracy &
Literacy (equivalent to GCSE level)Many of the
Numeracy & Literacy courses are funded and result in a
recognised qualifcation.
Learners, once enrolled, can either learn in the centre or
online at home. All courses have Tutor support.
For further details contact: Anna Cuffn-Munday
Tel: 01829 751343

VALE ROYAL FARmA
Certifed Farmers Market - Tel. 01829 751300
Third Saturday of the month. 10am to 2pm Run by
farming families at Eddisbury Fruit Farm, Kelsall

KELSALL SOCIAL CLUB
Tel 01829 751246
Live Entertainment. Every Saturday Night.
Top Class Acts, plus Bingo and Raffe. Free to all
members.Annual Membership £5.00
TATTENHALL BARBOUR INSTITUTE
(01829 752299 or 07715 720651)
The market provides freshly prepared, locally sourced
home cooked food for the public.
Every Tuesday 6pm to 8pm
Samurai Karate International
Every Friday 9.15 - 11.15am
Tattenhall Country Market

TATTENHALL TODDLERS
The Recreation Club (The Flacca) Tattenhall
Tuesday and Friday 9.30-11.30am (during term time)
We are a friendly group for 0-5 year olds accompanied
by a parent/carer Play,crafts,singing
First child £1.50 each additional child (over 6 months)
50p. For more details contact Lucy (01829 782073) or
Maxine (01829 782769)
TARVIN SLImmING WORLD
(0151 348 1076 or 07753 292254)
At Tarvin Community Centre, Meadow Lane, Tarvin
Every Wednesday at 9.15am, 5.30pm & 7.00pm
Consultant:Gill Knight

LITTLE ACORNS NURSERY PLAYGROUP
At Huxley Village Hall
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9am till 12pm

WHIST DRIVE
Thursday Evenings - 7pm at Huxley Village Hall

STRETCHING & BODY AWARENESS
For inital details please call 01829 781446 /
781390 781563
Tuesdays - 7 - 8pm at Huxley Village Hall
Thursdays - 10am - 12.15pm at Huxley Village Hall
KELSALL
DUDDON, CLOTTON & HOOFIELD WAR
mEmORIAL HALL
For booking call 01829 781273 /
01829 781395 / 01829 781467
Bowling - Every Wednesday
(except summertime) at 7.30pm
Aerobics & Body Toning - Every Monday
(term time only) at 6.30pm
Table Tennis - Every Monday at 7.30pm
Monthly
Coffee Morning - 3rd Tuesday of the month
at 10.30am
Women’s Institute
1st Thursday of the month at 7.30pm

TAEKWONDO CLUBS
Duddon & Clotton War Memorial Hall
Tuesdays 6pm - 7pm Juniors
7pm - 8pm Adults
Fridays 5pm - 6pm Tots
6pm - 7pm Juniors
7pm - 8pm Adults
Kelsall Community Centre
Mondays 7pm - 8pm Juniors/Adults
CIRCUIT TRAINING
(Rob on 07968 131393)
Tuesday - 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Thursday - 12pm - 1pm (Ladies Class)
Thursday - 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Anyone welcome.
KELSALL FLOWER CLUB
Meets 3rd Wednesday in month at 7.30pm in the
Methodist Schoolrooms, Chapel Green
Kelsall. Visitors always welcome to enjoy top class
demonstrations and warm friendship.
Further details, please contact Mary Hall 01829 751136
(Chairman) or Pat Kettle 01829 752441 (Secretary)
PAVILLION
Body-Toning Mondays -10.30am - 11.30am
Indoor Bowling Mondays - 1.30pm
Rainbows Mondays - 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Brownies:
(1st Bunbury Pack) Mondays - 6pm - 7.15pm
(2nd Bunbury Pack) Wednesdays - 5.45pm - 7pm
Toddler Group Wednesdays - 9.30am - 11.30am
Keep Fit Thursdays - 9.15am - 10.15am
Pilates
Thursday - Pavilion - 10.30am - 11.30am
Thursdays - Pavilion - 12pm - 1pm

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
Every 2nd Monday at The Yew Tree - 8pm

BUNBURY RUNNING LADIES
Mondays at Nag’s Head - 6.45pm
EARLY BIRDS PRE-SCHOOL
Monday and Tuesday
Bunbury Village hall - 9am - 2.55pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Bunbury Village Hall - 9am - 12.30pm

BUNBURY VILLAGE HALL
Budo Club (Juniors) - Tuesdays - 7pm - 8pm
Badminton Club (Seniors) Mondays - 7pm
Gardening Club - 3rd Tuesday - 8pm (Back Room)
Wednesday Club - 2nd & 4th Wednesday - 2pm
Hanlon School of Dance :
Wednesday & Thursday - 4.30pm Start

WOmEN’S INSTITUTE
Peckforton & Beeston W.I. - 1st Wednesday
Peckforton Village Room - 7.30pm
Bunbury W.i. 2nd Thursday - Pavilion - 7.30pm
BUNBURY, PECKFORTON, BEESTON & TILSTONE FEARNALL
DUDDON, CLOTTON & HOOFIELD
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ADVERTISER’S INDEX
EASY mEDIUm HARD HARDER
Building & Maintenance
Anderson Aerials .........................................pg48
Proplas ................................................................ pg3
PS Evanson Aerials & TV Services ......pg52
Children/Education
Chapel Grange Nursery ...........................pg55
Computing
Computer Headache .................................pg52
Hometech Assist ......................................... pg13
Design Service
Ink & Paper ....................................................... pg3
Domestic Service
Ironing 4 You .................................................pg59
Molly Mop ......................................................pg60
Oven Devils....................................................pg48
Electrical & Plumbing
Collin Whatmore ........................................pg61
CT Plumbing ..................................................pg60
Edge Electrical Solutions .........................pg71
Mac Plumbing & Heating........................pg48
PK Plumbing ...................................................pg61
Professor Plumb ....................................pg36,60
Pro Sparks .......................................................pg42
Pulse Electrical .............................................pg41
Rob Stone ......................................................pg60
SW Heating & Plumbing .........................pg53
Financial & Legal
Chester Insurance Services ....................pg41
Hibbert Solicitors ........................................pg40
Lebreton Towell Solicitors ......................pg53
St James Partnership ................................... pg9
Tax Assist ........................................................pg26
Vale Financial Services .............................pg27
Food & Drink
Etasia .................................................................pg32
Peckforton Castle .......................................pg16
Winsors Willington Fruit Farm .............pg55
Garden
AJ&G Lloyd .....................................................pg20
AP Landscaping ............................................pg60
Cutting Crew .................................................pg23
Dee Fencing ...................................................pg23
Chester Small Plant ...................................pg55
Fernlea Gardens ...........................................pg58
Janet Heath ....................................................pg53
Knowledable Gardeners ..........................pg61
Lyndis Farne ...................................................pg61
Raynershine ................................................... pg15
Richard Foden ...............................................pg61
Ringwood Fencing ...................................... pg17
Urben Landscapes ......................................pg26
Health & Beauty
Barbara Wilkie Acupuncture .................pg53
Best Personal Training ..............................pg53
Bunbury Care Agency ...............................pg54
Care 4 You ......................................................pg20
Claire Hurst ....................................................pg52
Forest Hill Practice .....................................pg41
Jackie Stone Nails .......................................pg48
Jason Lee ........................................................pg55
Salon Vie .........................................................pg45
Skin Deep ........................................................pg21
Slimming World ...........................................pg52
The Spa at Portal .........................................pg45
Home Furnishings
A&E Soft Furnishings ................................pg20
BJ Carpets ....................................................... pg15
Cabinetry by Holt .......................................pg69
Curtains of Frodsham ...............................pg49
Delamere Pine Shop ..................................pg42
Fine Fabrics of Tarporley .........................pg44
Furncraft ..........................................................pg33
Furniture Value .............................................pg24
Kingsley Carpets ..........................................pg50
Redmoon interiors ......................................pg59
Shades of Elegance .....................................pg59
Home Improvements & Services
Batons to Beams .........................................pg35
Build Pave Scape ..........................................pg61
Cedar Shutters .................................................pg7
Cheshire Joinery ......................................pg2,56
Classic Driveways .......................................pg21
Complete Homes ........................................pg43
Doctor Property ..........................................pg31
Door to Door Garage Doors ..................pg20
Garage Door Automation .......................pg60
Handyman Solutions ................................pg20
Howard Anderson Decorator................pg61
Kelsall Windows ..........................................pg34
Kitchen Wizard .............................................pg57
Maplewood Kitchens & Bathrooms ..pg58
Mark Andrews Floors & Walls ..............pg60
Mark Joynson ................................................pg26
Paul Stafford ..................................................pg48
Plastering Solutions ...................................pg60
QDS Quality Decorating .........................pg60
Rams Joinery ................................................. pg17
Random Tasks ...............................................pg54
Richard Foden ...............................................pg61
Rightway Kitchens ........................................ pg3
SL Plastering ..................................................pg54
Tattenhall Plastering .................................pg60
William & Maurice Bathrooms ............pg27
Zerogum ..........................................................pg60
Motoring
Billinge Travel ................................................pg54
JPW Body Repairs .......................................pg52
Spotcheck .......................................................pg19
Swiss Cars .......................................................pg26
Shops
Kids Corner ........................................................pg7
Si Belle ..............................................................pg38
Other
Andrew Dean ................................................pg60
Arley Horse Trials ........................................pg51
Down to a Fine Art .....................................pg63
Macdonald Hotel .......................................... pg5
Royal British Legion ...................................pg43
Vale Royal Borough Council .................. pg11
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in advertising in the
Tarporley Talk?
Call 01244 350 398 for details
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