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January 2012 - Issue 82

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Including the Tarporley Parish Council newsletter

Happy New Year

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HAPPY NEW YEAR


WELL done to Tom Bruce who has undertaken a round the world trip on his bike. He has pedalled around 23,000 miles, covering Europe, Asia and North America. You can read more of his trip in this months edition. Theres also news from Tarporley High School, local ballet success, lots more local stories, parish council news, gardening, health and beauty, a whats on guide and village index. As usual, please support your local businesses and dont forget to tell them that you saw their ad in The Talk For the very latest updates please visit our website at www.tarporleytalk.com Kind regards The Talkabout Team p60 p38 p39

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CONTENTS
Tarporley Parish Council Services Whats on / village index Index of advertisers
Publisher Contributors Talkabout Publishing

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Janet Heath and Angela Bartlett EWS Lynne Bradley & Hayley Ryder info@talkaboutpublishing.co.uk

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Can you find the Tarporley Tiger in this edition? He is hidden somewhere in the magazine. The answer is on page 83

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All material is copyright and should not be reproduced without the permission of the Publishers. All details are correct to the best of our knowledge. The Publishers do not endorse or recommend any of the entries or advertisements in the magazine unless otherwise stated. We advise that you make your own judgements, enquiries and comparisons as with any other form of advertising. When contacting any business, we suggest that you confirm the exact type of goods and services offered, the qualifications held and all other relevant aspects of the service which you are seeking. The Publishers cannot accept liability for loss, damage or difficulties resulting from contacts made through the directory, from errors, omissions, from claims made by the advertisers or from omissions or inaccuracies relating to telephone numbers, wording, spacing or positioning of any listing, advertisements or other material regardless of how caused.

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IN THE NEWS
Pub praised THE Yew Tree in, at Spurstow, has been praised in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2012, where it has been described as a superb village pub. The venue was also included in the Michelin pubs guide, Sawdays Pubs and Inns guide and the Good Pub guide. Kelsall homes concern PLANS have been submitted by Rowland Homes to build 24 properties on land off Willington Lane and Green Lane, in Kelsall. A number of local people have already registered their opposition, claiming that the proposals would lead to extra traffic and potentially spoil the views. Tarvins future plans THE Tarvin Parish Plan has been revealed which, as a result of a wide ranging survey, gives peoples ideas on how to improve life in the village. To view it visit the parish council website on www.tarvinparishcouncil.org.uk. House burgled BURGLARS broke into a house in Tarporley last month and stole a handbag and contents from inside.
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TARPORLEY PARISH COUNCIL NEWSLETTER

New year, new starts


FIRST of all the Parish Council would like to wish everyone a very happy New Year.

HAPP Y EAR NEW Y

Thank you to all the people who attended our Christmas lights event on Friday 2nd December to sing carols; see Father Christmas; bless the crib; and not least of all, to see the lights being turned on in the chestnut tree. Thank you also to everyone who made the event possible. It was a real community effort. Thank you also for your support of the charities who had stalls, Inner Wheel raised 115 for Childlline; the League of Friends raised almost 300 for Tarporley Hospital and the Rotary collected in over 100 from their hot chestnuts. l Our new Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) James McLaughlin has now started work in the village, so you can expect to see him in and around the village, and you may well see him on the High Street on the look out for cars parked on the white zig zag lines either side of the pelican crossing or on the double yellow lines. He has been a PCSO in Frodsham for a number of years, and so has plenty of experience in his role as a PCSO. His post is part paid by the Parish Council. l Another new appointment in the village is that of head teacher at Tarporley C E Primary School. Following the decision of Vince OBrien to go on to pastures new at the end of the Autumn term, the Schools Governing body was pleased to announce in December the appointment of Mrs Kerry Forrester as the new Head Teacher. She will be the new Head Teacher from 1st April 2012. Mrs Forrester is an experienced head, presently working in Frodsham. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the children, staff, parents, Governors, St Helens Church and the wider community of Tarporley. During the Spring term Mrs Anne Barnett ex Head of Utkinton Primary will be acting head. l We have had a number of frosty mornings and our linesman and the gritting volunteers have been out putting grit on the pavements and paths. There are a number of grit bins around the village, but please can I remind everyone that the grit in them is for use on public roads and pavements. It is not for use on private pathways and drives. Personal supplies of grit can be purchased from Tarporley DIY. If you would like to volunteer to grit the pavements and paths in your area of the village, please get in touch with the Parish Clerk on Tel 01829 733496. Training, grit and other equipment are supplied by the Parish Council. We wish everyone a healthy and happy 2012. Do come along to our meetings at the Community Centre at 7pm on the second Monday evening of the month. 10 To advertise call 01244 350398

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TARPORLEY PARISH COUNCIL INFORmATION Tel. 01829 733496


TARPORLEY PARISH COUNCIL COUNCILLORS
The Chairman of the Parish Council is Councillor Ken Parker. The Parish Clerk is mr. J. cheshire.gov.uk Cheshire County Council macdonald ChartwoodAndrew20 Nantwich Road, Councillor House, Needham Tarporley CW6 9UW (01829 732444) parishclerk@tarporley.org.uk Tel. 01829 733496 Andrew.Needham@ Tarporley has twelve Parish Councillors each of whom sits on one of the two Working Groups which meet on alternative months or as required Councillor. Contact Details are (01829)

Infrastructure

Gill Clough (spokesperson )............................. 733545 James Blackford .......................................... 732585 Jeremy Mills ................................................... 730898 Ken Parker (chairman) .............................. 732188 Victoria Adshead.......................................... 733192 David Press..................................................... 733156 Areas of interest Village initiatives, Transport and Highways, PCSO Contract and Security Community Bus Commerce, Christmas Lights/Festival

Richard Brierley (spokesperson) ........... 732539 Linda Burrows .............................................. 733228 Tim Hill ........................................................... 732804 Graham Lees ................................................ 733832 Dawn Joyce (vice chairman)......................730824 Linda Bennett.................................................730870 Areas of interest Best Kept Village, Flower Displays, Handyman, Street Cleaning Childrens Play Area and Community Initiatives.

Street Scene

Parish Council meetings


The Parish Council meets in the Committee Room of the Community Centre at 7 pm on the second Monday of each month, with the exception of August. Meetings are open to the public, and start with an Open Forum session, during which members of the public can address the whole Council on matters of concern to them. Also the Parish Council holds a surgery at 6.30 pm prior to each Parish Council meeting when members of the public are welcome to discuss matters with councillors on an informal basis.

LOCAL GOVERNmENT COUNCILLOR


Cheshire West and Chester Council
Cllr Eveleigh Moore-Dutton (Conservative) 01829 733526

Police Contacts

PC 4207 Ged Gigg E-mail Gerard.Gigg@cheshire.pnn.police.uk PCSO James mcLaughlin E-mail james.mclaughlin@cheshire.pnn.police.uk Emergencies 999 Main Police Number 0845 458 0000 Dragon Hall 0845 4586377

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Queens supports and encourages, bringing out individual talents, providing an environment to challenge, involve and inspire girls aged 4 to 18. It goes without saying, Queens combines tradition with modern learning, continuing its excellence as a UK Top 100 School.* With the best facilities, outstanding tuition, and over one hundred extracurricular options, Queens continues to deliver the skills and passion to attain the desired university choice and career path. Our December 2011 Inspection Report highlights the exceptional and outstanding education we provide. For a copy and more information call 01244 312078 or visit our website www.queens.cheshire.sch.uk
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THE first concert of 2012, on Sunday 8th January at 6.30pm sees the welcome return of Tempus Brass. It is always a guaranteed evening of wonderful brass playing with a dash of good humour and a grand way to The new series of concerts that brings outstanding music and musicians to a flying start and interesting and includes both welcome the New Year. Their programme is always varied with the musical AGM in September and with the return popular brass favourites and modern pieces. Ifin to our first concert in October! to a Music Society you havent been along Concert, why not give us a try? Here are more dates for your diary:

Concerts are at the Parish Church of St.Alban, Tattenhall and start at2011 - The Carolan Trio - recorder, cello, h Sunday 13 November 6.30pm on a Sunday Sunday 8 January 2012 - Tempus Brass evening.

Admission is only 8 and 6 for TMS Members. Tickets are available at the door or in music by Haydn, Me Sunday 11 March 2012 - The Finzi Quartet Monday 23 April 2012 - or the Gift Shop advance from The Post Office, Tattenhall High Street, Tattenhall News String Quartets and Supper at Mitchells June 2012 - The Queens Diamond Jubilee special event (tbc) at the corner of Church Bank. Monday 17 September 2012 - Celebrity Concert at Bolesworth Alternatively telephone 01829 Thefts We bring internationally renowned virtuosi, principal players from our lea 770414. along rising stars who are studying College of A handbag was stolen from an unattended withMusic and other leading seatsat the Royal Northernfor the seas School of Forthcoming concerts of learning. And, all car in Tarporley when the thief smashed the You could pay that just for one concert at The Bridgewater Hall or t 35! Sunday 12th February .... The front window of the car to take the handbag TMS violin, cello & piano Manchester Trio membership and ticket prices off the front passenger seat.
Tickets

Sunday 12 February 2012 - The Manchester Trio - violin, cello, pi

Sunday 11th A house in Kelsall had money stolen whilst Members - 6.00 March .....The Non-members - 8.00music by Haydn, Finzi Quartet the occupant was away for a few days. Annual membership - 12.50 per person Mendelssohn & Finzi Season ticket - 35 per person (includes annual membership and five
evening concerts)

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Happy 18th

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New Years Resolution Spa Day


To simply Detox and feel pampered in 2012
You may choose one treatment out of each section below Aromatherapy Body Scrub Babor Khanya Body Scrub Anti-Ageing Hand Treatment ----------------------Volcanic Detox Wrap Aromatherapy Cellulite Wrap Hydrating Body Wrap ----------------------Sensational Eye Treatment Moist Intense Introductory Facial Aromatherapy Hydrating Facial ------------------------Mini Head Massage Foot Massage Hand Massage Included in this spa day is a relaxing spa light lunch and full use of health club facilities Also enjoy a detoxifying tea and Fruit platter in our relaxation area

Why not enjoy 24hrs of indulgence ..


Book one of our luxurious rooms to truly enjoy your spa day experience, followed by a wonderful Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. This all inclusive offer is a perfect start to the New Year and is all yours for.....

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Falcon spreads its wings


The team at Falcon have over 60 years experience in the fire and flood restoration sector of the insurance industry. As a result, Falcon Building Services has a number of divisions, each of which specialise in some aspect of restoration, whether it be in the building sector of our business, or in this, the carpet and upholstery cleaning sector. Thanks to their levels of experience and professionalism, Falcon enjoys approved contractor status with a significant number of leading domestic and commercial insurers.

Carpet Cleaning
Having established themselves as a local carpet cleaning business in the early 1990s, the management team at Falcon made the decision to purchase several ChemDry franchise areas throughout the North West and North Wales. Having purchased the franchises, the team at Falcon took maximum advantage of the training packages that were offered to them, ensuring that all the Falcon staff were trained to an extremely high standard in all aspects of carpet cleaning and associated services. Falcon maintained this relationship with ChemDry for over a decade, continuously striving to improve the service they could offer. As circumstances changed, and the franchise model evolved, the Falcon management team decided that the ChemDry franchise practises were too restrictive and they took the decision to move away from this arrangement and seek to establish themselves as an independent company that was able to make the most of the business practises developed in conjunction with a multi-national company, whilst concentrating on a more customer-focused approach to doing business. We value the confidence weve gained through the many years of our blue-chip relationships, this means we are used to getting it right first time, every time. This decision has been rewarded with an increase in business secured through a combination of a local advertising campaign and personal recommendations from satisfied clients, both existing and new. Our domestic coverage extends throughout the North West and beyond, from Carlisle in the North to Stoke-on-Trent in the South and from Anglesey in the West to Hull in the East. Clearly, we have a bias towards cleaning carpets, upholstery, ceramic tiles and other hard floor surfaces but we are also in a position to provide additional products and services which include all manner of property cleaning requirements. From the point of your initial contact with Falcon, we hope that you will be impressed with our business methods and we trust that you will be suitably satisfied with the results that our technicians will achieve with your carpets. We endeavour to provide a comprehensive service which meets the needs and expectations of our valued existing and potential new clients.

We are always happy to help. Give us a call on 0800 046 1991

The Barbers Shop


Mondays Oap rates appointments not always necessary Cut throat shaves available by appointment
Opening times Mon 9.30am-4.30pm Tues 9.30am-4.30pm Wed 9.30am-4.30pm Thur 9.30am-5.30pm Fri 9.30am-5.30pm Sat 9am-3pm

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The salon is just off the High Street, between Swetenhams and the flower shop!

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The Furniture Market, specialists in: - Oak Furniture - French Furniture - Mirrored Furniture - Glass coffee tables Simply click onto our website to view our massive collection of furniture or call us to arrange a viewing at our warehouse near Kelsall, Tarporley. We are your local furniture warehouse, giving you the benefit of being able to buy this quality furniture at highly competitive prices. We have huge stocks available for fast nationwide delivery You can buy online, over the phone or come to view and collect from our warehouse

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Indulged over the Christmas period? Feeling sluggish and tired?

Tranquility January Detox Packages

Firstly enjoy a Twinings infusion tea to boost digestion and the immune system, cleanse the blood of toxins , balance blood sugars and burn fat before unwinding with your choice of treatment. Then relax and rejuvenate in our 2010 Brasserie and choose lunch from our unique January Detox Menu.

55.00 Per Person Body Sculpting Cellulite and Colon Therapy - 1 Hour
Using the new clinically proven Elemis Body Sculpting System, your silhouette will be redefined. The Body Sculpting Lipo-Refining Serum and Body Sculpting Firming Cream target stubborn cellulite and sagging skin, for visible, rapid results. Recommended: 2 treatments per week for 4 weeks

Cellutox Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap/Float - 1 Hour 15 Minutes


Let thoughts drift away, whilst being cocooned in a comforting foil wrap or unique dry float and treated to a pressure point facial massage and de-stress scalp treatment. Combining the richness of sea plants and marine algae, this therapy helps reduce the appearance of cellulite and relieve the discomfort of fluid retention. The body is re-energised and skin is left silky soft and smooth. Recommended: 2 treatments per week for 4 weeks

Tel: 01829 262019 Email: tranquility@peckfortoncastle.co.uk www.peckfortoncastle.co.uk Tranquility at Peckforton Castle | Stone House Lane | Tarporley | Cheshire | CW6 9TN

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Valentines eVents
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Extend the romance with a day of pure indulgence at Tranquility Spa at Peckforton Castle
Romeo & Juliet Valentines Package 50.00 per couple An Elemis back, neck and shoulder massage to sooth away tension in preparation for a romantic night with your special someone. Includes chocolate hearts to enjoy whilst you relax. Romeo & Juliet Luxury Valentines Package 100.00 per couple Balance your chakras with a rejuvenating Indian Head Massage before unwinding with an Elemis facial to leave you with glowing skin for your evening ahead. Includes chocolate hearts to enjoy whilst you relax. Juliet Duo 65.00 per person A luxurious pedicure including our new fish therapy (optional) and a glass of bubbly followed by Afternoon Tea in our 2010 Brasserie. ...Add your Romeo for an extra 45.00....

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Salon Vie Faces Off The Competition


Congratulations to Jane Byrne, Art Director of Salon Vie, for becoming a finalist in Face Off 2012, a competition to find the best men's stylists in the UK. Organised by American Crew, the worlds leading manufacturer of professional male grooming products, Face Off is a black and white photographic competition showcasing the latest fashion styles and the very best in mens grooming. The Face Off finalists party was held at The Point in Manchester where American Crew put on a dazzling catwalk show prior to the finalists being announced and taking to the stage. In 2012, the twenty UK finalists will attend a lunch at a top London venue where three winners will be chosen for a trip to LA which will include a professional photo shoot with American Crew Founder and Creative Director, David Raccuglia. Jane said: I've really enjoyed being a part of this exciting competition. It's a great opportunity for me to showcase both the high standard of work and the passion for hairdressing that I share with the entire Salon Vie team. American Crew brand manager Mark Shorrock says: The high level of interest and standard of entry for this years Face Off reflects the value of entering this type of competition and has helped to establish it as a firm fixture in the British hairdressing awards calendar. Our congratulations go to all the finalists and we look forward to announcing the three winners in the New Year. This is a terrific result for Jane, the only finalist from a North West salon. Everyone at Salon Vie is keeping their fingers crossed.
Salon Vie Hair & Beauty Olympus House, High Street, Tattenhall CH3 9PX 01829 771138 and at 12 Beam Street, Nantwich CW5 5LL 01270 610330 www.salon-vie.co.uk Like us on Facebook for exclusive promotions: facebook.com/salonvie

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Winning desert: Melt-in-the-middle chocolate puddings with vanilla ice cream (Rachel Overy)

Whats cooking?
EIGHTEEN Year 8 students cooked up a treat in their inter-tutor cook-off. Each tutor group entered a team of three students with a starter, main course and desert being judged. The students had one (hectic!) hour to create their culinary creations and then faced a tough judging panel of Ms Lee, Headteacher, Mr Nuttall, Assistant Headteacher, Mrs Denham, Teacher and Mrs Hill, School Receptionist. The results were: Overall Winning Tutor Team: 8AW Winning starter: Pea risotto with a rocket side salad (Lillie Hall) Winning main: Pheasant with carrot puree, homemade chips and walnut salad (Sam Roberts) Winning desert: Melt-in-the-middle chocolate puddings with vanilla ice cream (Rachel Overy) Young enterprise: jUst is a new company in Tarporley being operated as part of Young Enterprise. Sponsored by Hall Livesey Brown, Accountants, the company will soon be bringing a range of gelskins for electronic devices. The items will be sold at Tarporley High School and at Trade Fairs around the North West. If you would like the company to visit your local business so that you can see some of the amazing items on sale please contact Miss Alison Wade at Tarporley High School on 01829 732558 Market success THE schools annual Christmas Market raised 2200. There were 22 external stalls selling a variety of crafts and gifts which are a popular addition to the traditional stalls and refreshments run by teachers, support staff and members of the Home School Association.

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ACCIDENT & BODY REPAIR SPECIALIST


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Ballroom Latin

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

DANCE CLASSES

at the Jessie Hughes Village Hall, Eaton. CW6 9XE. Starting Sunday 22nd January 2012 at 5:45pm or at Tarporley Community Centre starting Tuesday 24th January 2012 at 7:30pm 4 per person, Singles welcome
Contact us or visit our website for more info on Private Lessons & Classes in Crewe & Nantwich

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01270 669 084 www.dancebasics.co.uk

Need a solicitor?

Then come and see Hibberts, one of Cheshires leading law firms here on Tarporleys High Street
Call Richard at your local Leading Law Firm Hibberts LLP on 01829 733338 to arrange an appointment
We can deal with all your legal requirements in a friendly and professional manner such as: l Property transactions both Residential and Commercial l Lasting Powers of Attorney and advising the Elderly l Divorce l Employment Matters including Compromise Agreements l Litigation
Why dont you call us on 01829 733338 or email us at rq@hibberts.com to arrange an initial free consultation with either Richard Querelle or John Driver to discuss your individual requirements For your own convenience home visits are available at no extra cost

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8AM 8PM EVERY DAY

New faces, same fabulous food at Christianos Italian restaurant


ormaN rose and family have recently taken over the Italian restaurant Christianos in Tarporley High Street. The rose family have been in the restuarant business for many years, and have a wealth of catering and restaurant experience, so you can be assured of an exceptional dining experience. They have decorated and fully refurbished the old restaurant, and offer many Italian specialities. Christianos is currently in its 10th year of trading. With people travelling far and wide to visit us, we strive to provide a sense of Italian warmth upon arrival treating every customer as part of the family. The restaurant has a well known reputation for serving the finest fillet steaks around and also for our trademark dish Gambas Christianos along with our pizza and pasta range which is consistently mouth watering. With the same two chefs for ten years which some would say is unheard of in catering, we thrive on new ideas with daily specials and a full a la carte menu - which you will find on this website. We pride ourselves on quality, cleanliness, hes anoff value for money and lected dis Se Strog l: Filetto consistency. ef s speciaf flamed in cognac and rice Ch rain et bee So whether youre with long g Strips of fill uce served ushroom sa thinking of a meal m for two or a party of 50 people here at nos , hristia in garlic GambasCand Parma ham, cooked with a Christianos we can cater for all your s uce King prawn white wine cream sa needs. onions,
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Contact: 01829 733833 67 High street, Tarporley, Cheshire, Cw60DP www.christianos.co.uk

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We have noticed that recently other shops have been copying our style of advertising or what we say in our adverts! DONT BE FOOLED BY COPIES! We are the genuine article, and we do what we say! We wont ask you to tell us if you need furniture moving or carpets uplifting before we give you a price as some other shops do! Thats because our price would be the same, we include this as part of our service for those customers who are unable to do it for themselves! DONT BE FOOLED BY GIMMICKS THAT OTHERS OFFER! Offers of FREE fitting, FREE underlay or FREE grippers and plates may not be what they seem, beware of pre-inflated prices to accommodate this! Beware of big discount offers! 50% off? 50% off what? A PRE- INFLATED price? We could not offer you this sort of discount because we keep our prices right all the time! Wills,Remember there is no RRP on carpets! trusts and probate Clinical negligence
Family and divorce Crime and defence representation Selling or buying an independent family run business! We your home are genuinely Employment We Personal injuryare HIGHLY recommended! Dispute resolution

We have many GENUINE thank you letters which can be viewed in our shop! We want you to be satisfied with your choice so we are here to offer you friendly help and advice so that you get the right carpet for your requirements! WE CONTINUE TO GO FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH WITH A GROWING TEAM OF DEDICATED FITTERS, ALL THANKS TO SATISFIED CUSTOMERS RECOMMENDATIONS! CHESTERS MOST RECOMMENDED CARPET SHOP!

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health & beauty


with Angela Bartlett
Q. I suffer from blackheads and have been told to avoid comedogenic ingredients. What are they exactly? A. It may surprise you to know that not all ingredients included in some skin care products are to benefit your skin but are there to produce a pleasing product when you smell it or test it on the back of your hand! Some ingredients are known to cause congestion and are termed comedogenic which means black-head forming, this is bad news if you suffer from blackheads, open pores or skin congestion. Always look for products that state they are non-comedogenic and at the ingredients label. For more information on the most common blackhead forming ingredients visit the January newsletter page of our website www.angelabartlett.co.uk Q. How long can I keep a skin care product before it goes off or becomes inactive? A. How many of us have jars and tubes of unused or opened products in our cupboards and wonder if they are still ok to use? Quite a few! If the product is unopened look for the small Open-Jar symbol which was adopted in Europe in 2003. The symbol will be accompanied by a Period After Opening (PAO) number which will show the number of months a product can be used before discarding. This is usually between 12 and 24 months. In addition to the PAO there will often be an expiry date for any products which are classed as Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drug formulations, these include sunscreens and some anti-bacterial acne formulations. This is irrespective to whether the product has been opened or not. Hope this helps!

Angela Bartlett is a highly qualified Advanced Aesthetician with almost 30 years of experience in the beauty and holistic industries. She is a Director and Immediate Past Chairman for BABTAC and CIBTAC. Her expertise is called upon to examine Nationally and Internationally and to judge competitions such as Young Make-up Artist of the Year Award at Clothes Show, London for 2010. She is also a regular contributor to a variety of consumer magazines and trade journals in the health and beauty sectors. Angela has a beauty, grooming and wellbeing clinic at the Wild Boar Hotel, near Tarporley.

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Available throughout January. Terms & condtions may apply
Available at:
Angela Bartlett Health & Beauty The Wild Boar Hotel Whitchurch Road Beeston Tarporley Cheshire CW6 9NW

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From Peckforton to the Pa


TOM Bruce must have thighs of steel after completing a ninemonth round the world bike tour! Tom, 24, set out in March to cycle 23.000 miles around the world in aid of the charity SOS Childrens Villages. The former Tarporley High School student set off from his Peckforton home before heading off across mainland Europe. His journey saw him travel through France, Switzerland and Germany, to the Danube River and the Black Sea. From there he cycled through Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan to the Caspian Sea, which he crossed to Kazakhstan. A long crossing of the Kazakh Steppe and the Karakalpakstan desert crossing brought him to Uzbekistan. Next up was the high altitude Pamir Highway in Tajikistan and Kyrgystan. Then into Kazakhstan again before a two month crossing of China through Xinjang province, along the Great Wall through inner Mongolia to Beijing.

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Pacific: Toms epic bike trip


After China, he took a flight across the Pacific to North America where he cycled from San Francisco to Florida via California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi. Tom, who is the son of Tarporley GP Dr Jackie Griffin, hopes to have raised money for SOS Childrens Villages, which is the largest orphan and abandoned childrens charity in the world. They provide a home for more than 78,000 children in 500 unique Childrens Villages in 124 countries.

Opposite page: Tom leaving Peckforton and in Eastern Europe Above: Tom about to leave Europe Below, left: Bee stings took their toll Below, right: in China

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Girls in step for exam success


MORE than 50 students from Pointe Works Ballet School took part in Royal Academy Ballet examinations at The Jessie Hughes Village Hall in Eaton. An examiner travelled from London to watch the children perform their ballet and was very impressed with the facilities in the new hall. Each student has spent a year studying the syllabus for each grade and has worked extremely hard to perfect both technique and performance. The pre-primary groups entertained the examiner with their interpretation of The Nutcracker while the primary children showed off their bouncing ball dance. The students will receive certificates and medals when the results come through in January. Owner of Pointe Works, Nicolle Higgins said: Exam entries this year were double that of last year which is fabulous. The children did a fantastic job, showing their very best work to an examiner who had also studied with the Royal Ballet, so fingers crossed for another cracking set of results. For further information on Pointe Works ballet classes visit www.pointeworks.co.uk The children in the photo from left to right are: Amelie, Abigail, Harriet and Evie all aged six. 54 To advertise call 01244 350398

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FOOTBALL TALK... TARPORLEY VICS FC

Players return fails to stem the tide for rock bottom Vics
TARPORLEY Vics First Team remains rooted to the foot of the Cheshire league Division One table after losing all three games in the last month. The return to the squad of some familiar faces, including Craig Phelan & Alex Moore have improved the level of performance and made the games more even however the lack of goals is the main reason for the three defeats. The games against Greenhalls-Padgate, Denton and Middlewich saw Tarporley Vics only score two goals with the goals against amounting to seven. On a positive note Steve Lloyds other football managerial role, as coach of the Cheshire League representative side, is still progressing well. The side cruised through to the Quarter Finals of the National League Cup after defeating a Cambridgeshire League representative side 1-0 at Witton Albions ground, with the team including Nick Abson and Al Rowntree in the starting eleven. They will now face either the Midland Combination League or Lincolnshire County League in a New Year fixture for a place in the Semi Final. Good luck to Steve and all the players, especially those from Tarporley, as they represent Cheshire in this prestigious completion. Tarporley Vics Reserves have moved up into sixth position in the Crewe & District Combined League after having won one and drawn one league game in the period. The Reserves were defeated 2-1 in the League Cup by Rudheath Social First Team. Tarporley Vics veterans side The Playboys showed a Wrexham Eleven the way to goal as they won 11-3 recently. The game included two hat-tricks and Tarporley fielded a strong sixteen man squad. News of the successes is spreading, and requests are coming in for more games! We need more players to facilitate these requests as one game a month is all some of us can manage, therefore any Over 35s who fancy turning out in Blue & Black please do not hesitate to contact our Gaffa Sean Taylor on 07855863978! Good luck to all of the squads as we enter January and try to help the First Team to secure Division One status. Thanks to everyone who was involved with Tarporley Vics over the past twelve months, especially the management committee and sponsors without whose support and financial assistance Tarporley Vics would not continue to flourish. 2012 promises to be a special year for Tarporley Vics and any new help will be welcomed as we look to further develop opportunities for everyone to play Football within our Village For further information on training or sponsorship opportunities please view our website tarporleyvics.co.uk. Or email us at info@ tarporleyvics.co.uk. You can also become a Facebook Friend of Tarporley Victoria FC

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The way we were

Peter Willis has kindly supplied us with some vintage pictures from his extensive archive. Above: St Helens Church, Tarporley, garden party with the Done Room in the background Below: Portal Red Cross Hospital used during World War One and was the forerunner of the Tarporley Cottage Hospital.

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Rose Bank Cottages, Blakemere Lane, Norley, Cheshire, WA6 6NS 3 Bed Semi-Detached 229,950

An absolutely charming 3 bedroomed semi detached country cottage situated in the midst of Delamere Forest. Oozing with charm and character and with many original features, this is a rare chance to buy such a unique property. Exposed beams, stripped wooden doors, an open fire place and a log burning stove create a cosy interior environment whilst the Forest itself creates a beautiful natural backdrop.

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Its never too late to learn!


OLdER people are fast becoming as web savvy as their younger counterparts. According to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), in the year 2000, just 11% of one person households (over the state pensionable age) had Internet access and now that figure stands at almost 40%, with the average amount of time spent on the Internet, being 33 hours per week an hour more than any other age group. Older people are now not only using the Internet as a resource, but as an essential communication tool - with nearly one in five older Internet users regularly using social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. The emergence of Skype has also added to the influx of older people getting online, as they increasingly use the Internet to keep in touch with family and friends. This has provided a lifeline to the Silver surfers, as they are affectionately known, who live far away from family or who cannot leave their homes easily. despite this very positive increase, there are still nearly 6 million older people who are not yet online. A recent survey has shown that one in four of these people have stated that it would be a good way to stay in touch if they were, which goes to show that many simply dont know where to start or are under the impression that its not for them.

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Wine talk
with Gill nicol, from enigma Wine
THIS month Ill be recommending three wines that are excellent value for money, especially when on offer and therefore perfect for January when money is tight after the overindulgence of Christmas & New Year. The Ogio Primitivo from Tesco (usually 8.99 but often to be found on offer at 4.99) is from a region called Puglia in the south of Italy. A hot Mediterranean climate produces this soft easy, drinking red with hints of spice, coconut and 01244 forest fruits on the nose which is followed through on the palatet.with well 370 898 m. 07964 588 453 balanced tannins and some mysterious dried fruit character. A e. info@enigmawine.co.uk soothing red wine that is perfect with a selection of Italian cold meats, cheese & w. www.enigmawine.co.uk olives, just to remind us of those warmer months to come. Another of my favourite grapes is the Albarino grape from the cooler parts of north western Spain and northern Portugal. Sainsburys Taste The Difference Albarino is a gem at 7.99 (often found on offer for 6.99) if youre looking for something a bit different to try. This is an aromatic, peachy perfumy white that has flavours of fresh fruits, especially pineapple and citrus on the palate. A lovely fresh style of white that is traditionally paired with seafood, so why not try it with a chilli prawn linguine or a simple pasta salad with pesto and prawns. Finally Id like to recommend something that people are always a bit nervous to try and that is a dessert wine. The half bottle of Conch Y Toro late harvest Sauvignon Blanc is less than a fiver if you buy more than two Chilean still wines from Majestic together. Golden yellow in colour with a luscious, syrupy texture, this wine has aromas reminiscent of ripe tropical fruits and a honeyed, yet fresh palate. An excellent introduction to dessert wine and well worth the risk! I love this with caramelised fruits and ice cream pancakes!
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Traders help childrens hospice


BOTTEGA, Tarporley and Claire House Childrens Hospice worked together with retailers on Tarporley High Street in a quest to raise enough money to provide Christmas lunches, decorations and crackers for all the children at Claire House Hospice. Tarporley shops and retailers donated a variety of products, goodies and vouchers to create an amazing Christmas Hamper that was raffled off the week before Christmas. Sam Brightmore, owner of Bottega said: Claire House is an incredible charity helping both children with life limiting problems and their families. We are so excited that we can make a difference. Abi Smith from Claire House joined in the festivities, adding: Not

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Other retailers who took part were: Caran DAche, Follies, Helen Venables Photography, Nino Kids, No.77 Interiors, Piste Wine Bar, Shoe Shack, Skin Deep, Tarporley DIY, The Birdcage Cafe and Watson Wynne Hairdressing

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WHATS ON IN YOUR VILLAGE JANUARY


Saturdays 7th January - 11th February Alexander Technique workshops 2.30 - 4.30pm at The Studio, Tattenhall. Learn how to change your habit patterns to help relieve bad backs and joint pain or to improve performance in riding, golf, tennis etc . Full details www.thestudiotattenhall.co.uk or ring Jill on 01829 771895. Tuesdays 10th and 24th January Tea Dances in Tattenhall, at the Barbour Institute, High Street, Tattenhall, 1.30pm-3.15pm, music by Steve Sound, refreshments included for 3 per person, for more information contact Sue Bliss 07917 234635. Contact Sue Bliss Telephone 07917 234635 Friday 13th January Dont worry about Friday the thirteenth come and enjoy yourself at the Quiz at the War Memorial Hall, Duddon. It starts at 8.15pm and there will be a bar and raffle. The entry will be 2.50 and all proceeds will go towards the running costs of the Hall. Saturday 14th January Tarvin Community Centre, 8pm Cutters Law fantastic local band playing blues and classic rock. Licensed bar. Tickets 8 in advance or 10 on the door, with profits to be shared between Tarvin Community Centre and Cancer Research UK. Tickets (01829) 741207, 740868 & 741468. Friday 20th & Friday 27th January Tarvin Village Quiz, back for its 30th great year at Tarvin Community Centre. Licensed bar. All welcome, entrance 1 on the door. For further details please call (01829) 740665 Saturday 21st January The 1st Tarporley Scout Group presents its annual Burns Night Celidh featuring The Crofters, at Tarporley Community Centre. Tickets are priced at 15.00 per head, and include a hot supper. Weetwood Ales will also be on sale. For further information or tickets, please contact Liza Roberts on 01829 730373. Sunday 22nd January Four Villages Half Marathon, starting and finishing in Helsby with a route along rural roads, from 10.30am . Thursday 26th - Saturday 28th January Tattenhall Amateur Dramatic Society present the panto Sleeping Beauty at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall. Tickets from Tattenhall Post Office from 9th Jan.
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CLUBS AND SOCIETIES


Kelsall Gardening Club On Tuesday 10th January the club will hold their AGM, followed by Marshall Ryders presentation More Gardens, at the Methodist Schoolroom at 7.45pm. Non members very welcome, 2 on the night. Further information please contact Jane Beattie on 01829 751052 U3A We start the New Year with Doug Haynes giving a talk on Thomas Brassey the famous railway engineer who was born at Buerton, Nr Chester, on Thursday 19th January at the Barbour Institute at 2pm. Free refreshments. New members welcome Tattenhall Wildlife Group Our next meeting is in 2012 on Wednesday 4th January at 7.30pm in the Barbour Institute. Neil Friswell will be giving an illustrated talk entitled Darters, Hawkers, and Chasers.
Tattenhall Gardening Society We will be starting the New Year with Growing & Using Willow and have a go at willow weaving by Richard Joynson on Wednesday 11th January at 7.45pm in the Barbour Institute. Richard will teach us how to weave a small item and bring photographs and samples of willow which he grows and uses himself. New members welcome. Membership is 10 for single and 15 for joint membership. Tiverton District Garden Club Tuesday January 3rd at Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane (just off A49) at 8pm. Start the New Year with a talk from one of our favourite speakers, Mr David Cummings, who will show slides and tell us about the Wildlife and Scenery of the Pembrokeshire Coast. Entry 1.50 (members), 2 (visitors), including raffle and refreshments. All are welcome. Tattenhall WI A Fun Quiz on Monday 30th January at 7.30pm in the Barbour Institute. Teams of up to four. Tickets 6 each to include wine and good food with a British Theme are available from Village Greens and 01829 771349. Look out for posters in the village. Everyone very welcome.

Tarvin meeting Point (formerly Tarvin Womens Register) Meeting on alternate Thursdays in members homes to discuss a wide range of topics, both light-hearted and serious. For further information contact Sue Hardacre on 01829 741962.
Peckforton & Beeston WI Our December meeting included a second visit from Di Mather who this time spoke about My Life in Television. Di explained that she had started her career in drama school in Liverpool but had decided that her forte was in her speaking voice and thus eventually found herself working for ATV as an announcer. She has led an interesting life and her skills have been used in a variety of work, including the more recent writing and publication of childrens books. Details of the New Years lunch at the Millpool restaurant on January 11th were given and names of those interested taken. We celebrated Christmas on December 9th with a party held in the Village Hall where members and their guests were served mulled wine followed by a 2 course dinner. There is no meeting in January but in February we are looking forward to learning about the Alexander Technique with Julia Woodman. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month in Peckforton Village Rooms at 7.30pm. New members are always welcome.

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TARPORLEY
087949 www.crewenantwichzumba.com Monthly: Flower Club: 1st Tuesday of the month at 1.30pm TADDFAS: 2nd Thursday of the month at 1.30pm YOUTH CLUB TARPORLEY Youth Club meets in the Club Room, now known as the Craven Room, (entrance from car park) each Monday from 7-9 pm throughout the year (apart from bank holidays). Ages 12 to 17. All welcome. TARPORLEY GUIDES Contact Mrs Platt on 01829 781 478 Done Room in Tarporley Thursdays 7 - 9pm (term time only) For girls aged 10 to 14 years. TARPORLEY ROYAL BRITISH LEGION 01829 732561 Weekly Monday - Bingo 8pm to 10pm Tuesday - Indoor Bowls 1.30pm (bowls provided) Friday - Bingo 7.15-10pm (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 TENNIS CLUB New members welcome. For further information telephone 01829 732026.

TARPORLEY COmmUNITY CENTRE

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Army Cadets: Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm Rhythm Time (music for under 5s): Monday from 9.25am.Tel Julia on 07789867589 Watercolour Painting: Wednesday 9-11am & 11.15am-1.15pm Scottish Dancing: Every Wednesday 7 to 10pm Fitness: Body Conditioning: Mon 6:45pm Fit 4 Life Fitness class for the mature lady : Friday 9:15am Enjoy-a-Ball Classes: Wednesdays - preschool to year 2+ children. Contact Sharon on 07932 182148 for times Royal Academy of Dance Childrens Ballet Classes - Mondays 4pm till 6pm (term time only) Ballet - Children: Thursdays 5.30 - 7.30 Adult: Friday 11 - 12. Contact Nicolle Higgins on 07900 303966 or nicolle@pointeworks.co.uk Jo Jingles: Tuesday mornings. Call Eve on 01928 739966 evekay007@yahoo.co.uk The Creation Station - Wednesdays : Baby Discovery 10:30, Little Explorers. 11:30. Contact Lindsay on 0844 854 9095 Zumba Zumba Fitness with Nikki Goodrich Friday 1-2pm. Latin-style dance aerobics. All fitness levels welcome. Tel 0776 571 1337 / 01829 740 435 Zumba Classes - Thursdays 8pm. Call 07976

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REGULAR EVENTS
TARPORLEY AmATEUR DRAmATIC SOCIETY The Society presents two plays per year in Spring and Autumn at the Community Centre. Performances are Thursday to Saturday starting at 7.45pm. We are always on the look-out for actors/actresses (experienced or not!) and helpers to join our happy group. We are all volunteers but work hard with lots of fun! If you are keen to join, check out our web site wwwtarporleyads.co.uk or if you prefer a chat ring Beryl or Tom on 01829 732646. ACTIVITIES IN THE DONE ROOm To book call 01829 732742 - Pre-school - 9am to 3.15pm - Rising 5s - 12.30pm to 3.15pm - Brownies - 6pm to 7.30pm Tues - Pre-school - 9.15am to 3.15pm - Pre-school - 1pm to 3.15pm Weds - Pre-school - 9am to 11.45am - Mothers Union 2.15pm (1st of month) - Tadwags - 2.00pm (2nd of month) - Rainbows - 4.30pm 5.30pm - Brownies - 6.00pm 7.30pm Thurs - Pre-school - 9am to 3.15pm - Pre-school - 1pm to 3.15pm - Guides - 7pm to 9.00pm Fri - Pre-school - 9am to 3.15pm Sat - Ballet, tap & modern - Dance - 9.00am to 12.30pm Sun - Sunday School - 10.00am to 11.30am (For details on Pre-school call 01829 730233) TARPORLEY mILLPOOL PROBUS CLUB (01829 730464) Club of retired Professional Businessmen. Meet 3rd Wednesday of each month. TARPORLEY BAPTIST & mETHODIST CHURCH Youth Club- Every Wednesday 7-9pm Church family service-Every Sunday 10.45. Mon TARPORLEY LIBRARY (01829 731794) Tarporley Community Library, High School Eaton Road mon 2-7pm; Wed 2-5pm; Fri 9.30am-12.30pm Books, Talking Books, DVDs, Internet Access Under 5s Story Time 10-10.30am Fridays, termtime only. Customer Access Terminal with video link to CW&C Concessionary Travel & Blue Badge Team Library Car Park with parking for 10 plus two disabled spaces DAY CARE: TARPORLEY OPAL (OLDER PEOPLE AT LEISURE) CLUB Fridays 10.00am - 3.00pm. If you are interested in joining a member or a volunteer please contact Parish Cllr Gill Clough Tel 01829 733545 or the Club on 07749 179 030. TARPORLEY BAND The band meets every Thursday 7.30pm to 9.30 pm in the Band Hall just off The Close at the top of Tarporley High Street. New players welcome. See web site www.tarporleyband.co.uk or call 07942 818529. SPORTING ACTIVITIES IN TARPORLEY HIGH SCHOOL Tarporley Badminton Club Tuesdays 8-10pm in the main hall in term time. Half price for students. New members & visitors welcome. For more details contact Jennifer 01829 730751 Tarporley Ladies Netball @ Tarporley HighSchool, Thursdays 8.15pm9.15pm 3 all over 16s welcome. Tel Pip White 07872 537056 or facebook Tarporley Netball NATIONAL CHILDBIRTH TRUST Friday NCT Baby and Toddler Group coffee morning. 10-11:30am. In The British Legion Hall.

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TATTENHALL
THE STUDIO TATTENHALL Body Control Pilates, Alexander Technique and Nia - classes and workshops available at The Studio, Tattenhall. Full details www. thestudiotattenhall.co.uk or ring Jill on 01829 771895. 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, DVDs for hire, a large childrens section and if we havent got what youre looking for well 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? We run 4 senior teams and 5 junior teams and are looking for new players of all ages. All new players welcome. www.tattenhallcricketclub.co.uk Thursday 9am-6pm 9.30-11.30am 12.30-2.30pm 2-3.30pm 2-4pm 2-4pm 7.30-9pm 8pm Friday 9.30am-11am 7-10pm Saturday 9-10am 11am-12noon

CLiC computer centre Walkers to Talkers Parent Ed Ante-natal class (4 week blocks) U3A Local History Group (1st Thurs) TOFS - Tattenhall Over-Fifties (1st Thurs) U3A main meeting (3rd Thurs) Textile Group (1st Thurs) Film@Barbour (3rd Thurs) Country Market Bridge Tae Kwon Do Shooting Stars

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! New members welcome. TATTENHALL TENNIS CLUB Club mornings Tuesday 10am. Club evenings Tuesday 6.30pm onwards. We hold regular in club tournaments and enjoy summer league matches for more competitive tennis. Coaching is available contact Stephen Wright on 07946 491696. Contact Val Meeks on 01829 770781. RUNNING CLASSES Total Beginners & Intermediates Classes available. Train for your local Charity race or simply enjoy running in the lanes and fields around Tattenhall. Contact: Dave 0790 187 1116 BOOT CAmP Outdoor circuit training with attitude. 9:15am Fridays. Tel Dave Knott 01829 770327 or 0790 187 1116 PARK PRE SCHOOL (01829 771670) Safe, stimulating and nurturing environment where children can learn happily and confidently through play. For children aged 21/2 to school age. We are situated in a classroom in Tattenhall Park Primary School. Open term time Monday to Friday 9am3pm . Contact Sarah on 771670

BARBOUR INSTITUTE High St, Tattenhall. All enquires/bookings 01829 771649 or email tcabi@tiscali.co.uk Monday 10am-12nn U3A Watercolour Group 2-4pm Tattenhall Probus Group 7.30-9pm Yoga 7.30pm Tattenhall & District Parish Council (1st Mon) Tuesday 9am-6pm 9.30am-2.30pm 10am-12noon 2-4pm 6.30-7.30pm Wednesday 9am-7pm 10-11am 6-7pm 7.45pm 7.30pm 8pm CLiC computer centre Tattenhall Diamond Club Coffee Morning; all welcome U3A Art & Craft Group Karate CLiC computer centre Zumba class Zumba class Gardening Society (2nd Wed) W.I. (3rd Wed) Singing Group

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TARVIN & HUxLEY


TARVIN COmmUNITY CENTRE (01829 740868) Toddler Group 10.00-11.30 Mondays and Fridays Yoga 1pm 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 Flower Club 19.30, 2nd Wednesday of month W.I. 19.30. last Wednesday of month Bingo 19.30 Thursdays Kung Fu 18.30-20.30 Thursdays Civic Trust Regular meetings/events HUxLEY VILLAGE HALL Huxley Village Hall is available to hire for private functions, birthday parties etc 7 per hour Please contact Booking Secretary on 781563/781573 for further information. TARVIN YOUTH CLUB - SCOUTS Every Tuesday 7.30pm until 9pm. Scout Hut at the top of the playing fields in Tarvin. For ages 13 - 17 years old. 26 annual membership. LITTLE ACORNS NURSERY PLAYGROUP Fun, lively and nurturing preschool for children aged 2 to 5 years at Huxley Village Hall. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9am till 3pm Free taster sessions for parent and child every half-term, look out for flyers, pop in or phone us on 07799390126 (during session times) HUxLEY PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP 01829 781296 Huxley School Hall, Huxley. Thursdays 10.30 12pm termtime. Friendly, welcoming group for all parents/ carers and children 0-5 years. Weekly craft and singing session. Please come along and join us! For more details contact Huxley school, 01829 781296. TARVIN TENNIS CLUB (01829 741314) We welcome new members of all abilities to come and try our 4 artificial grass courts. In the summer months we hold friendly club evenings on Tuesdays and Fridays, while in autumn and winter these club sessions switch to Saturday afternoons. There are six teams in the Chester and District Summer League which in October become five teams in the West Cheshire Winter League, plus two teams in the Glan Aber Floodlit League. Throughout the whole year friendly groups also play on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. Junior coaching and sessions take place from Easter. See www.tarvintennisclub.co.uk or phone Rob on 01829 741314 or Keith on 01829 740178. TARVIN PRE-SCHOOL & DAY NURSERY Friendly, homely environment for children from two years to school age. Exciting activities such as Forest Schools and French. Open term time Monday to Friday 8am-6pm For more information please ring Lyn on 01829 741011 SUNSHINE DAY NURSERY, TARVIN Sunshine Private Day Nursery & Pre School Pool Bank Park, Tarvin. Call Lisa on 01829 740066 www. sunshineprivatedaynursery.co.uk TAI CHI FOR THE OVER 55S After a successful taster session provided by AGE UK a regular weekly class has begun on Tuesdays 2pm 3pm at Huxley Village Hall, Huxley Lane CH39BG. 3.50 per session (10 sessions for 35) All welcome. No experience necessary. Further details from Chris Hyden 01829 781294 or AGE UK Cheshire 01244 677777 HARGRAVE & HUxLEY HISTORICAL GROUP We meet on the second Monday of the month at various venues in the villages, at 7.30pm. For further information contact susan@smudge-home. co.uk

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KELSALL
YOGA CLASSES Joan Jones 01829 751421. Everyone welcome. KELSALL FLOWER CLUB Meets 3rd Wednesday in month at 7.30pm in the Methodist Schoolrooms, Chapel Green, Kelsall.Further details, please contact Mary Hall (Chairman) 01829 751136 or Helen Stubbs (secretary) 01829 752379 KELSALL GOOD COmPANIONS CLUB An over-60s Club, with a broad varied programme - speakers, entertainment, quizzes, coach trips, meets alternate Thursdays at 2-15pm in the Methodist Church hall, Chapel Green. Transport can be arranged if required - call Mary Diggle 752608 or Audrey Parker 752294. KELSALL GARDENING CLUB Meets the second Tuesday of each month in the Methodist Church Rooms, Chapel Green at 7.45pm. Non members welcome. Contact Jenny Talks on 01829 759470 KELSALL WI Kelsall WI meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month in the Methodist Schoolroom, Chapel Green, Kelsall. For details of the programme, please contact the secretary on 01829 752558 or our website www.kelsallwi.org.uk BARNEYS BUDDIES For Mums (or dads, grannies, carers) with babies and pre-school children, meets every Thursday morning from 10am in the upper room of the Methodist Church hall, Chapel Green. Playtime, stories, songs & crafts. Just come along KELSALL TENNIS CLUB Kelsall has three tennis courts located behind the Community Centre. The club has two Ladies teams playing throughout the year and a mixed summer team. There is a childrens coaching scheme ranging from junior school age to sixth formers, the older players completing in two summer leagues. Junior club night is on a Friday 6-10pm and senior club sessions on Thursdays from 6.30pm. New players welcome. Contact the Caroline Steinon 01829 751308 DYSLExIA LEARNING Effective and enjoyable computer-based literacy lessons for anyone who struggles with reading and writing. 4-7pm every weekday. Brochure available from Isabel McIntyre 01829 752994. KELSALL BABY AND TODDLER GROUP Meet at the Kelsall Community Centre every Wednesday morning during school term time between 10am and 11.30am. 2 per family. Tel 01829 759344 or just pop in KELSALL BRIDGE CLUB Meets every Tuesday and Thursday at the Community Centre,7-10pm. Social Bridge for Beginners/Intermediates on Tuesdays, duplicate on Thursdays. Contact Nick Mayfield on 01829752105. SCOTTISH DANCING Wednesdays 8pm in the Community Centre. Just come along and have fun while getting fitter! No need to bring a partner. Contact Val Armstrong 01829 751867

TIVERTON
TIVERTON VILLAGE HALL (Booking : Janice Farrall - 01829 732855) Weekly Duplicate Bridge: Call George Molyneux 01829 733962 Mondays - 6.30pm till 10pm Wednesdays - 1.30pm till 5pm Line Dancing: Contact Win Bond on 01829 260080 Tuesdays - 10am till 12pm Monthly Drop In Coffee Morning: Last Thursday of month 10.30am - 12pm (Call Madge Marshall 01829 732217) TIVERTON DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB We meet on the first 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 1.50 (non-members 2) and includes a raffle and refreshments. All enquiries to 733465 (Joyce Harbottle, Secretary), or why not become a member - annual membership is only 2 each, with lots of advantages.

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BUNBURY, PECKFORTON, BEESTON & TILSTONE FEARNALL


PAVILLION Aerobics: Mondays 9.15-10.15am & Tuesdays 7.30-8.30pm Body-Toning Mondays -10.30am - 11.30am & 7.30-8.30pm 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 - 7.30-8.30pm ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Every 2nd Monday at The Yew Tree - 8pm EARLY BIRDS PRE-SCHOOL Contact: Hilary Armstrong 260410 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Bunbury Village Hall 9am-2.50pm Wednesday and Friday Bunbury Village Hall 9am-12.30pm BUNBURY AND TIVERTON mETHODIST CHAPELS Sunday - 10.45am at Bunbury except the 1st Sunday at the month 10.45am at Tiverton & 5th Sunday at St. Boniface, Bunbury at 10am. BUNBURY SINGERS Mondays in term time 7.30-9.15pm Choir Practice at Bunbury Primary School BUNBURY VILLAGE HALL Budo Club (Juniors) - Tuesdays - 7pm - 8pm Badminton Club (Seniors) Mondays - 7pm Good Companions Sun & Thurs 7.30-8pm Gardening Club - 3rd Tuesday - 8pm (Back Room) Wednesday Club - 2nd & 4th Wednesday - 2pm Hanlon School of Dance : Wednesday & Thursday - 4.30pm Start WOmENS INSTITUTE Peckforton & Beeston W.I. - 1st Wednesday Peckforton Village Room - 7.30pm Bunbury WI. 2nd Thursday - Pavilion - 7.30pm Tilstone Fearnall & District WI - meets 4th Thursday at 7.30pm at Tilstone Fearnall Church Hall BUNBURY FOOTBALL CLUB A not for profit, community based football club for 5 -11-year-olds in Bunbury and the surrounding villages. The club is registered with the Cheshire FA and operate skills and training sessions every Saturday morning (during school term) from 9.3011am at Bunbury Playing Fields. Visit www.bunburyfootball.co.uk, write to Info@ BunburyFootball.co.uk or call 07901 954862.

DUDDON, CLOTTON & HOOFIELD


DUDDON, CLOTTON & HOOFIELD WAR mEmORIAL HALL For booking call 01829 781490 Duddon Toddler Group - Every Wednesday (term time only) 9.30 -11.30am Bowling - Every Wednesday (except summertime) at 7.30pm Seniors Keep fit - Thursdays at 2pm to 3pm. Table Tennis - Every Monday at 7.30pm Monthly Coffee Morning - 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10.30am Womens 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

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EATON Activities at the Jessie Hughes Village Hall


1st Thursday monthly 7.30 - 9.00pm Reading Group contact Hilary Healey 01829 730427 3rd Thursday monthly 10.30am - 12 noon, Tea n Chat drop-in social morning Friday 9.15am - 12 noon Pilates contact Lynette Lanni 07766 762240 Saturday 9am - 2pm Ballet contact Nicolle Higgins 07900 303966 Sunday 10.30am - 11.30am Zumba contact Tracey Hunt 07825 556740 5.45pm - 6.30pm Ballroom/Latin Dancing, (Children Beginners) 6.45pm - 7.30pm Ballroom/Latin Dancing (Adult Beginners) 7.30pm - 8.15pm Ballroom/Latin Dancing (Adult Improvers). Contact Mark at Dancebasics on 07941 725980 Eaton Rambling Club Serving local villages. Why not keep fit & join the expanding the club, which arranges walks of about seven miles max length, on alternate Saturdays & Sundays, once a month. We arrange monthly evening walks of about three miles in summer, & often arrange trips & social functions.Walks always finish at a convenient hostelry. Membership is 6 a year, & is open to anyone. Walks start from The Jessie Hughes Village Hall at 10am, just turn up & give it a try. Call Gill Ellison on 01829 782693 or email ellison28@btinternet.com

For more information or to make a booking ring Hilary Healey on 01829 730427 or email hils51@yahoo.co.uk Mondays 12noon - 2pm Pilates, contact Lynette Lanni 07766 762240 4pm - 6pm Ballet contact Nicolle Higgins 07900 303966 6.30pm - 9pm Tae Kwon Do contact Paul Evans 07857 303959 Tuesday 9.30am - 11am Fitness Pilates contact Vikki Huxley 07967 112895 4pm - 6.30pm Ballet contact Nicolle Higgins 07900 303966 2nd Tuesday monthly 7.30-9.00pm WI contact Sheila Parton 01829 732264 4th Tuesday monthly 7.30 - 9.00pm Gardening Club Contact Hilary Healey 01829 730427 Wednesday 9.30am - 11.30am Zumba contact Lindsay Nathan 07816 936902 12noon - 2.30pm Pilates contact Lynette Lanni 07766 762240 6.30pm - 9pm Tae Kwon Do contact Paul Evans 07857 303959 Thursday 7pm - 10pm Bridge contact Iris Weaver 01829 740100

Start the New Year with a smash! TARPORLEY BADMINTON CLUB


Are offering a unique opportunity to take part in 6 Week coaching trial starting

Strictly comes to Tattenhall and Malpas! WEEKLY Tea Dances alternating between the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall and the Jubilee Rooms, Malpas, Tuesdays 1.30pm 3.15pm Tattenhall 10th & 24th January, 7th & 21st February, 6th & 20th March Malpas 17th & 31st January, 14th & 28th February, 13th & 27th March For more information ring 07917 234635 Did you spot him? He is on the Barbour Institute article on p20

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............................................. p72 Mole Control ......................................... p69 G ONeill Landscapes .......................... p66 Precision Garden Servs ....................... p73 Ringwood Fencing .............................. p36 Shed Man ............................................. p18 Sudden Strike Pest Control ................. p32 Hair Grade 1 Barbers .................................. p32 Salon Vie .............................................. p37 Tarporley Hair Boutique ....................... p17 Handyman Property Maintenance .......................... p72 Random Tasks ..................................... p69 Health & Beauty Angela Bartlett...................................... p49 Macdonald Portal Gym & Spa ............. p24 Serenity ................................................ p27 Rowton Hall Health Club & Spa ........... p28 Tarporley Health Store .................p22 & 23 Tranquility ............................................. p35 Holiday Cottages Lower House Farm .............................. p16 Kitchens Stefano de Blasio ................................. p16 Westland Decorators ............................. p7 Legal Allington Hughes .................................. p59 Cullimore Dutton .................................. p66 Hibberts ................................................ p42 Oliver & Co / Quality Solicitors ............. p56 Walker Smith Way ................................ p47 Logs Tonne Bags .......................................... p66 Man and Van Greencroft ............................................ p77 Motoring JPW Body Repairs ............................... p40 Music Andrew P Dean Piano Tuning.............. p74 Andrew Starmer Piano Lessons .......... p18 Pest Control Sudden Strike....................................... p34 Physiotherapy Fiona Chesworth .................................... p3 Plastering Plastering Solutions ............................. p73 Tattenhall Plastering ............................ p70 Plumbing H Challenor & Son Plumbing ............... p70 Mackay Plumbing................................. p20 PD Plumbing ........................................ p14 PK Plumbing ........................................ p76 SW Heating & Plumbing ...................... p71 William & Maurice Bathrooms.............front Property Agents4U .....................................p43 & 62 Holiday Cottages, Eaton ...................... p28 Roofing Centurion Roofline ............................... p15 Taxi/Private hire Apollo Travel .......................................... p7 Billinge Travel ........................................ p5 J&M Cars ............................................. p15 Tarvin Cars ............................................. p9 Telecoms Telecom Engineer ................................ p12 Viewcomms .......................................... p32 Tiling Cheshire Tiling ..................................... p70 Upholstery Aries Upholstery ................................... p18 Vacancy Medisec Software ................................ p14 Vacuum Cleaners Dyson repairs/sales ............................. p69 Window Cleaning Kelsall Window Cleaning ..................... p70 Pure Clean Window Cleaner ............... p69 Windows Centurion Roofline ............................... p14 Cheshire Joinery .................................... p2 Cloudy2Clear ......................................... p3 Dee Windows ....................................... p43 Kelsall Windows. ................................. .p25 Sovereign Windows .............................. p6 Wine Enigma Wine / Wine Talk ..................... p64

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HEATHFIELDS
TARPORLEY

HEATHFIELDS, Tarporley. For the profoundly unique setting. For the green and tranquil character created by its beautiful tree-lined and landscaped environment. Sitting on the fringe of one of Cheshires most sought after villages with its cafe bars, boutiques and everyday essentials. For the striking views and limitless panoramas. For quality of life, Heathfields is a magnificent place to call home.

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