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Publisher:

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Editor: Debbie Ross

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Dear neighbours,

Welcome to this month’s issue of the Melton Messenger

the free monthly local directory of businesses and

services suggested by yourselves for yourselves.

So the clocks are going forward at the end of March and

spring is on its way ( don’t mention the weather just don’t

mention the weather!!) I hope you are looking forward to

the Easter holidays and of course this year’s Cheese

Festival (where you can once again win free tickets in our

competition )

Lots of new local business joining us this month, so I do

hope you will support them and give them a try. You can

enjoy a special 20% discount off the Tap and Run in

Nether Broughton and an extra 10% off garden furniture

at Leisure Bench. Just a quick thank you to all those loyal

readers who always use our directory and also those

people who act as references for our advertisers, your

help is much appreciated.

Do keep letting us know about the excellent services that

you have used lately. Don’t forget we drop off some

Messengers at the Melton Museum and the library should

you ever need an extra directory. I am always happy to

help with contact numbers if you mislay your copy too.

You can give me a call at 01664

852940 or you can drop me an

e-mail at

recs2messenger@ntlworld.com

I hope you a very happy Easter !

Debbie Ross

It’s easy to be in the

Most importantly - it

works. Thousands of

residents use this publication every month to source local

products and services. All you have to do is provide us

with local customers who can vouch for your

services………...

...and because it’s a community magazine serving the

residents of our area it costs just a fraction of normal

advertising. Call Debbie on 01664 852940


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Est. 1979 Reliable & trusted service

City & Guilds qualified

Private & commercial

Single rooms to whole

houses / premises

Interior & exterior work

Teresa Stecko

City & Guilds Advanced

Styling and Colouring

Haircutting for all the family

Nails and Indian Head Massage

In the comfort of your own home

01949 861383 / 07974 614404

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

ACCOUNTANTS

Foxwise Accountancy 41

TaxAssist Accountants 43

Xitax Accounting Solutions 43

ACUPUNCTURE

Ariane Thompson 51

AERIAL SERVICES

Airwave Aerials 39

ANIMAL FEEDS

Buttercup Feeds 58

ARCHITECTS

Hayward Mcmullan 5

ARTIFICIAL LAWNS / LANDSCAPING

Jackdaw Landscapes 15

BACK PAIN

The Back Pain Clinic 50

BATHROOM/KITCHEN/ BEDROOM

FITTING / DESIGN

Blue Duck Plumbing 26

Ian Lowe 28

RPM 28

Stuart Harrold Design 20

BEAUTY TREATMENTS /SPA

Sophie Elise 49

BEDS / FURNITURE

Melton Bed Centre 52

Portess 53

BLINDS & SCREENS

Alpha Blinds 19

Mowbray Blinds 21

Town and Country Blinds 57

BUILDERS

Alex Fairbrother 44

Tony Brown 37

BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS

iBuild 20

CARAVAN SERVICES / STORAGE

PB Caravan Services 34

CARERS / JOB OPPRTUNITIES

Shared Lives 61

CARPENTER

Chris Bradbury 10

CARPET/ UPHOLSTERY CLEANING

A & G Chemdry 54

CARPETS AND FLOORING

Kings Road Carpets 1

Portess 53

CHIROPODY

Elaine Etherington 51

CHIMNEY SWEEP

Wymondham Chimney Sweep 29

CLEANING

Mary ’s Maids 31

CLOTHING ALTERATIONS

The Sewing Box 52

COMPUTER SERVICES

Computer SOS 39

Provident IT Solutions 39

Visionary Trends 38

COSMETIC BLEMISH REMOVAL

Pennie Blatchford 50

COUNTRY HOUSE/ LEISURE CLUB

Stapleford Park 49

COUNTRYSIDE MANTAINANCE

Robert Duffin 14

DOG GROOMING (mobile)

In Dog Neat O 59

ELECTRICIAN / CONTRACTORS

LOL 45

Wilson Electrical Services 29

EMPLOYMENT ISSUES

Oldham Marsh Page Flavell 42

ESTATE AGENTS

Middletons 25

FENCING

Betta Gardens 16

Carl Wyles 16

Simon Coombs 13

FINANCIAL ADVICE

Absolute Financial Services 41

FIRE PLACES / FIRES / FUEL

Evans 2

FLORIST / GIFT SHOP

Mrs Leaf and Mrs Petal 11

FRAMING / ART/ CARDS

Classic Picture Frames 57

FUNERALS

Melton & the Vale Funerals 21

FURNITURE RESTORER

C J Green 10

GARAGES

Eden Tyres & Servicing 33

GARAGE DOORS

AS Doors 32

Asfordby Garage Doors 33

GARDEN FURNITURE

Leisure Bench 9

GARDENING

A&D Gardens 14

Betta Gardens 12

Down to Earth 14

GIFT SHOP / GALLERY

Classic Picture Frames 57

GLAZIER / DOUBLE GLAZING

Melton Glass 27

GROUND/BUILDING WORKS

RM Groundworks 15

Robert Duffin 14

Vale Contracting 35

GUTTERING SERVICES

Melton Guttering Services 29

HANDY MAN / PLUMBER

Mick Osborne 18

MPO Home and Garden Services 59

HAIRDRESSER

Teresa Stecko 5

HEATING ENGINEER

Dormouse Heating Services 24

Your Plumbing and Heating 23

HOME CARE

Goldfinch Care 30

INSURANCE

JSW Insurance 41

IRONING SERVICE

Pressing Business 31

JET /PRESSURE WASHING

David Jones 35

JOINER

MJR Carpentry & Joinery 24

KIDS ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

YOOF 10

KITCHENS/ DESIGN / INSTALLATION

See Bathrooms

KITCHEN SHOWROOM

Dream Doors 3

K&M Interiors 22

LANDSCAPING / DESIGN

Viridis Design 16

Unity Garden Design 13

LETTINGS AGENTS

Middletons 55

LIFE COACHING / MEDITATION

Compassionate Alignment 52

LOCKSMITHS

Lock Doctor 55

LOFT ACCESS / STORAGE

Access4lofts 23

Get in Your Loft 26

MENTORING

Empower Coaching & Training 47

METAL WORK/GATES RAILS ETC

Michael Dean 15

MINI BUS HIRE

G & G Minibuses 40

MOWER REPAIRS /SERVICE

Summerlands 15

OIL TANKS

The Oil Tank Company 64

OSTEOPATH

Clare Spencer 51

OVEN CLEANER

Oven Fairy 19

Oven Sparkle EM 18

OVEN REPAIRS

Ovencare 18


INDEX AND CONTENTS

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PAINTER & DECORATORS

Church Street Decorators 27

Melton Decorating 5

Wildman King 37

PERSONAL COACHING

Amanda Williamson 51

PLANT / MACHINERY HIRE

Vale Contracting 35

PLANT NURSERY

C and C Plants 56

Naturescape 10

PLASTERER

AP Plastering 57

Mark Davis 29

PLUMBERS

Blue Duck Plumbing 26

BPG Plumbing 46

Mick Osborne 18

RG Marriott 46

PRINTING

Leaflet printing and distribution 7

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Casey Interiors 24

Nicholsons 29

PUBS/ CLUBS

Conservative Club 37

REFLEXOLOGY

Piriti Patel 51

RESTAURANT / PUB

The Tap and Run 17

ROOFER

AJ Green Roofing 36

RSJ Roofing 40

Rutland Roofing 26

RUBBISH / WASTE REMOVAL

GW Greaves 55

SCAFFOLDING

C and A Scaffolding 44

SELF STORAGE

Self Storage Center 63

SHOT GUN SALES / STORAGE

David Woodward 59

SOLICITORS

Oldham Marsh Page & Flavel 42

SPORTS MASSAGE

Donna Taylor 51

Graham Spencer 49

SPORTS SHOP

Melton Sports 8

STAIR LIFTS

Westwood Stairlifts 31

TEA ROOM

Naturescape 10

Old Brickyard Tea Garden 56

CONTENTS - April 2020

Welcome Letter - Editor 4

Index / Special offers 6-7

Cross training benefits - Michael Cooke 8

New Launch - YOOF 10

New Launch - Mrs Leaf and Mrs Petal 11

How to hedge - Pippa Greenwood 12-13

Recipe - Creamygnocchi bake 18

Competition - Cheese Fair 19

Back words Quiz 20

Cross word 25

Respect your elders? - Kate McLelland 30

Driving Tips - Ian Betson 32

New Launch - PB Caravans 34

Book reviews - Books for discussion 36

Tech - The birth of the computer 38

Ground rent issues - Gregory Bee 42

Taxing questions - Lloyd Stubbs 43

Word ladder & Pictograms 45

Forgive yourself - Bernadette Serginson 47

View from a farm - Julia Hawley 48

New Launch - The Sewing Box 52

Business news - AG Chemdry 54

Mad Hats and Creativi-Tea - Anna Stasinka 56

Pets - Happy Bunnies 58

Regular meetings 60

Community / Useful nos. / Quiz answers 60-61

Events Diary 62

TIMBER / FENCING SUPPLIERS

Musson Fencing 9

TILER

Anthony Gordon 27

TILE SHOW ROOM

Tile n Style 26

TOYS AND COLLECTABLES

Micks Toys / J & J Collectables 53

TREE SURGEON

Ben Creasey 12

Martin Riley Tree Services 13

UPHOLSTERER

CJ Farmer 53

VENUE HIRE

Conservative Club 37

WEBSITE HOSTING / DESIGN

Here 2 Host 32

WINDOWS/ DOORS AND

CONSERVATORIES

Homesure 5

Melton Windows 45

The services you see here

in the Messenger have

been personally

recommended to us by

genuine people who have

used their service. Thank

you to all those who have

helped with your feedback

and recommendations.

Other sizes and options available

Level or ramped access available. Where known and appropriate.

Running discounts / special offers


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Cross-train to achieve your sporting goals

Whatever your sport or training goals

mixing it up with different activities can

pay dividends in terms of overall fitness,

strength, speed and endurance, writes

Michael Cooke.

My life has always been full of running but age

and injury have a habit of catching up with you

sooner or later, so rather belatedly I’m

discovering the benefits of

cross training, dynamic

stretching and sports

massage to keep body (and

soul) together. Movement is

improvement as the saying

goes.

By cross-training we

generally mean aerobic

activities which complement

your training programme

such as swimming, cycling,

rowing, weight training and

kettlebells. You’ll add a bit

of variety and help rectify some muscle

imbalances to make your whole body stronger,

able to withstand greater stresses and strains.

It’s a great way to avoid boredom and reduces

the risk of injury, too, in particular the tendency

to succumb to the same kind of problem time

and again. Focusing on other parts of your

body has other benefits, too, helping you to

tone up and stay trim.

Adding a stretch class, pilates or yoga to your

weekly routine will improve your flexibility and

core strength and your body will perform more

efficiently as a result.

Think of it as active recovery, prompting your

body to repair any muscle damage and

replenish glycogen. You are stimulating blood

flow to tired muscles, flushing out any lingering

toxins and getting fitter. Add some rest and a

good night’s sleep and you’ll feel 10 years

younger and ready for the next new challenge.

Another way to keep in top top shape is to

utilise sports massage. Deep tissue massage

techniques reduce muscular tension,

discomfort and soreness. It warms the muscles

up to increase local blood

circulation and aid the muscle

repair and healing process.

It can play a vital role in

maintaining your body’s

equilibrium and increase range

of motion and performance. It

will also give you a better

understanding of your own

biomechanics and areas of

weakness to work on.

All you need to start with is an

exercise mat and a foam or massage roller.

There is a lot of expert help out there, be they

coaches, instructors or sports massage

therapists, and once you have grasped it you

can develop your own cross-training and active

recovery plan. And where it will lead you is the

exciting part!

Michael Cooke - Melton Sports.

Why not come visit our pop-up shop?

We will be at the Hamilton Tennis Club on

April 2nd, The Melton Mowbray Tennis

Club on April 18th and at Long Clawson

Village Hall ( Clawson 10k) on April 26th.

Open: Tues-Fri 9am - 5.30pm Sat 8.30am - 5pm Sun/ Bank hols 11am - 3pm

Telephone : 01664 668191 email : meltonsports@gmail.com

www.meltonsports.co.uk Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

6 King Street Melton Mowbray LE13 1XA


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A new Kid on the Block

Yoof is a new children's entertainment centre

for 5-17 year olds found on Snow Hill in

Melton. It was set up by a local parents,

Christine and Simon, in response to the bad

press Melton received on the BBC as one of the

worst places in the country for kids to grow up

in. “We are passionate that the kids of Melton

have a safe and central location in town where

they can socialise and have fun. We don’t want

anyone knocking Melton we have two children

ourselves – it’s a great place to bring up kids.”

Yoof opened last November. It provides a great

range of fun, social activities for children and

teenagers with reasonably priced snacks and

refreshments available on site too.

It is hoped parents will make use of the facility to

drop kids off if they want to go shopping or go

out at the weekend. (NB 5-9 year olds must be

supervised) Opening hours are extended during

school holidays, providing parents somewhere

to send their kids while they work.

Tournaments run at the weekend in table tennis,

pool, basketball, football, etc. There are also

discos arranged for different age groups.

Please follow them on Facebook @ yoofltd

Or Instagram @ yoof.ltd for updates.

A fun, safe and

interactive space

for kids & teenagers

POOL : AIR HOCKEY: TABLE TENNIS : BOXING MACHINE

Prices

1h - £3

2h - £5

3h - £7

All day £10

22 North St, Snow Hill Ind. Est.

Melton Mowbray, LE131NL

Telephone : 01664 668260

Term time

Open Fri 3 - 9pm, Sat & Sun 12 - 5pm.

School Holidays - Open all day

FOOTBALL PITCH : HOT DRINKS AND SNACKS

COMPUTER GAMES : TABLE FOOTBALL : BASKET BALL

TOURNAMENTS : DISCOS : HALL HIRE : PARTY HIRE

www.yoofltd@outlook.com

Chris Bradbury Carpentry

& Joinery

Experienced, Fully Qualified & Insured -

All carpentry work undertaken to the

highest standard. Kitchens, Loft

Conversions Roofing, Doors, Skirting, Studwork

& Bespoke work undertaken

References available

Call Chris for a free estimate on

07936212602 or 01664 561491

NOW AT 7, Mill Street,

Melton Mowbray LE13 1AY

Repairs * Furniture Stripping * Upholstery * Rattan Caning

* Wicker & Rush Work * Leather Work * Marquetry &

Inlays * Veneers * Woodturning *

TEL: 07989 697041

E : Cjgreen100@hotmail.com W : www.cjgreen.co.uk

Coach Gap Lane, Langar, Notts. NG139HP

TEAROOM

NOW OPEN ALL YEAR!

Mon-Fri 8am-4pm I Sat 9am-4pm I Sun10am-4pm

Hearty Breakfasts and Hot Food

Handmade Cakes & Drinks

Takeaway Food available

Tel : 01949 869705

See full menu on our website. Last hot food at 3pm

45 Acres of Wildflower Fields

Woodland / Meadow Walks / Pond

Children’s Play Area

Wildflower Seed/ Plant Sales / Gifts

FREE ADMISSION & PARKING

www.wildflowerfarm.co.uk


A passion for plants

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The aptly named

floral gift shop, Mrs

Leaf and Mrs Petal,

opened last

October. For the

last 14 years

owners Jackie and Simone have owned the

horticultural business Natural Gardeners

where they designed, built and maintained

private gardens throughout the East Midlands.

“It was a privilege to work for our regular

clientele. However, with the unavoidable event

of maturing years we had to make a change,

thus we decided to embrace the new

challenge of a flower and gift shop.”

Jackie and Simone have over 45 years

experience between them within the

horticultural industry. Simone has worked in

large commercial plant nurseries through to

award winning independent garden centres.

Jackie qualified at Rease Heath College as a

landscape designer some 20 years ago, and

also has experience in sports turf and

woodland management. She has also

managed specialist plant centres before

setting up Natural Gardeners.

Gardening expertise and advice

Garden Maintenance Advice & Worksheets

Plant Sourcing & Planting Plans

Garden Design Service

Flower and gift shop

Houseplants & Outdoor Plants

Gardening sundries

Fresh cut flowers

Gifts and cards

Furniture

Open Tues - Sat 8.30am - 3pm

( other times available with prior appointment)

Sun Mon closed

8, Market Place, Melton Mowbray,

Leicestershire, LE13 1XD

Tel : 01664 668250 / 07894 167795

www.mrsleafandmrspetal.co.uk

“We are continuing to offer horticultural advice

from planting containers to full blown garden

and border design. We have a small selection

of houseplants and when in season there will

be a choice of herbaceous perennials.”

The shop offers Maileg soft toys and Nutscene

gardening sundries. There is a selection of

Weaver Green throws, blankets and bags

which are made from recycled plastic bottles.

A greeting card selection is from Nottingham

based company, The Art File, together with

recycled wrapping paper from Re-wrapped.

Fresh cut flowers arrive at least twice weekly

including when possible British grown

seasonal flowers. Flowers can be purchased

by the stem or can be arranged from standard

hand tied arrangements to Hat Box

presentations. Flower arrangements are all

bespoke and custom made to customers’

preferences and great pride is taken in making

customers feel part of the process.

They also offer a unique town delivery service

using their re-conditioned post office bike to

help cut down on their carbon footprint.

Appointments and consultations can be made

at the shop or at your home or office.


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How to hedge - by Pippa Greenwood

Hedges can be smart or informal, neat and

compact or thick and sturdy, evergreen or

deciduous and can even be flowering - and

now is an ideal time to plant a new hedge.

First prepare the area by forking

the soil over thoroughly and

remove large stones, debris and

pernicious weeds. This also

helps to break up any

compaction and to aerate the

soil, making it a better place for

plant roots. Fork in well-rotted

garden compost, manure or

proprietary compost if the soil is

either very sandy and light or

very heavy with clay, and at the

same time incorporate a complete fertilizer.

Don’t plant right up against an existing fence,

as the plants won’t grow well.

At this time of year you can create a hedge

very effectively using ‘bare-root’ plants which

you can plant out immediately. However if you

want to plant a hedge at any other time you

will need container-grown plants. Here you

should water them thoroughly, remove each

plant from its pot and tease out any tightly

packed roots before planting. It is essential to

plant and space the plants correctly, to ensure

the plants establish well. Once out of the pot,

position the plant in the prepared soil at the

same depth as it was in the pot;

for bare-root plants only the roots

should be beneath the soil. Firm

the soil around each so that it is

in good contact with the roots.

Hedging plants should generally

be spaced about 30-45cm apart.

For a thicker or denser hedge,

plant two parallel rows, each with

a 45cm spacing between the

plants, but positioned so that the

planting is staggered like bricks in a wall.

Once the whole hedge is planted, water the

soil thoroughly to help settle the soil around

the roots and so allow the plants to establish.

On windy sites or with larger plants use small,

temporary stakes such as bamboo canes to

stabilise the plants. Keep the hedge well

watered, especially during dry or windy

weather. The first 18 months is the most vital

period.

Experienced and respected

tree surgeon working across

Melton and surrounding areas

Landscaping and maintenance

Stump grinding / removal

Dangerous tree removal

Crown reductions

Hedge trimming

Site clearance

Crown raising

Tree felling

Thinning

Mobile : 07805 009231

Land: 01664 444791

E : hello@bencreaseytreeservices.com

www.bencreaseytreeservices.com

Patios . Driveways . Decking

Fencing . Turfing . Planting .

General maintenance

www.bettagardens.co.uk

Fully insured Refs. Available Free quotes


Some great hedging plants:

Yew - a formal, evergreen hedge.

Thuja - a stunning conifer hedge for year

round colour.

Beech - a deciduous plant that gives a good

effect for much of the year. Both purple and

green-leafed forms.

Hornbeam - great as a neatly clipped hedge,

but more prone to mildew than beech.

Cypress – excellent if kept well clipped and

cut back regularly.

Pyracantha - spiny evergreen with pretty

creamy-white flowers and red-orange or

yellow berries.

Privet - the classic town hedge.

Euonymus - evergreen, some variegated

green and cream, others green and yellow.

Hawthorn - deciduous and potentially thorny,

good for wildlife.

Blackthorn - deciduous and very thorny, with

pretty white flowers followed by sloes – but

can easily get too vigorous!

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For all aspects of tree & hedge work

Hedge Trimming

Crown Reduction

Crown Lifting

Site Clearance

Removal of dead wood

Felling

Pruning

Cross cutting and wood splitting

All waste removed from site

No job too big or too small

Covering the Melton area & Rutland

Fully qualified & insured with over

10 years of experience

For a free non obligation quote call

01664 813603 / 07837 329903

Simon Coombs

Fencing

Installation

Repair

Removal

for all types of

fencing and gates

FREE QUOTES

Tel: 07803 150275

Locally Based

Web: Martinrileytreeservices.co.uk

E Mail : martinriley309@yahoo.co.uk

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Domestic Industrial Commercial

TEL :

Fully Insured

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A&D Gardens & trees

Fencing

Garden design

Garden maintenance

Hedge cutting and topiary

All aspects of tree surgery

Landscaping and construction

Free no obligation quotes

Professional and reliable

Exceptional quality guaranteed

References available

N.P.T.C. qualified tree surgery

Contact:Adrian

Daytime: 0792 8851296

or 01949 729505


MOWER SERVICING / REPAIR

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L I m I t e d

Also…...….. Hedge & Tree Cutting

Commercial / Domestic Mowing

Fencing & Landscaping

Snow clearing

Licensed Weed Killing

OUR SERVICES NOW INCLUDE:

Turfing

Artificial Grass

Garden Renovation

Digger and Ground works

Driveways and Patios

Concrete Pads

Decking and Fencing

Tree and Clearance work

Michael Dean

Ornamental steel work incl. gates,

railings, hand rails, security bars, etc..

From design to fitting

Also wooden decking and fencing

All built to your requirements

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For all your fencing needs

All fences and gates supplied & fitted

Fast, experienced professional service

• CLOSEBOARD FENCING

• CONCRETE POSTS AND

GRAVEL BOARDS

• LAP PANELS

• POST AND RAIL

• METAL AND SECURITY

FENCES

For a FREE quote call Carl on

01664 569297 or

07813 103372

Garden fencing . Security fencing

Site contract fencing . Bespoke .

Storm damage & repairs

www.bettagardens.co.uk

Fully insured Refs. Available Free quotes

Find us on Facebook

www.facebook.com/viridisdesign/

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Fresh locally sourced food served all day

Garden room available for private functions

Steak night every Wednesday

Live music every Friday night


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Recipe : Creamy gnocchi bake

INGREDIENTS SERVES 4

2 x 500g packs of fresh gnocchi

1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion finely chopped

1 garlic clove crushed

100g baby spinach leaves

2 x 350g tubs fresh cream cheese

8 cherry tomatoes halved

Lemon slices and spinach leaves to garnish

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

This quick-to-make supper will be

delicious serve with a crisp green salad

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2

Preheat the oven to 200C, 180C fan, Gas

Mark 6. Bring a large pan of lightly salted

water to the boil. Add the gnocchi and boil

for 3-4 minutes until they rise to the surface.

Drain well and transfer to a large ovenproof

dish.

Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium

heat. Add the onion and fry for 4-5 minutes

until tender. Stir in the garlic and spinach

and cook for a 2-3 minutes, stirring, until the

spinach has wilted.

3

4

Spoon over the gnocchi and stir gently

to mix. Spoon over the cheese sauce.

Top with the mozzarella cheese.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes

until golden and bubbling. Top with

the tomatoes and serve garnished with

lemon slices and baby spinach leaves.

For a lighter dish replace the cheese

sauce with 2 x 350g tubs fresh tomato

pasta sauce and top with grated reduced

fat Cheddar and Parmesan.

Tel: 01664 784039 8am-9pm / 7 days

Most makes of Cookers and

Ovens repaired / serviced

OVENCARE Electric Oven Repair Specialists

A family business since 1981

Single Door or

Double Oven range

Electric/ Dual Fuel

Cooker Repair

Discounts for

OAP’s & NHS

DISCOUNTS for OAP’s

Friendly Melton Based Service

Sparkling results - Eco friendly & Pet safe

Single OVEN & HOB together £45

We also clean

Agas

Ranges

Barbecues

Microwaves

Extractor

Fans

5% of profits donated to

the Alzheimer’s Society

Call Howard on 01664 850089

or Mob 07977 698358

Email ovensparkleem@gmail.com

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For this month’s competition you could

win one of 5 pairs of tickets to the 2020

ARTISAN CHEESE FAIR

Sat /Sun 2nd/3rd May £5 entry

Held at Melton Market, Scalford Rd.

www.artisancheesefair.co.uk

Simply find the picture of this

cheese hidden somewhere

throughout the Messenger.

Send your entry along with your name,

address and telephone number to

Messenger Cheese Festival Competition

52 Longfield Road, Melton Mowbray,

LE13 1PP to arrive before the closing date.

First correct entry will be drawn from the

hat and notified by post. Alternatively you

can e-mail us at

recs2messenger@ntlworld.com - don’t

forget to include your postal address and

tel.no. Closes Apr 20th

Good luck!

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In an age of information overload in our

Industrialised Western society, it seems that

older voices are neither heeded nor needed.

Sadly, at a time when healthcare advances

are allowing people to live longer and the

world has more wise and experienced senior

citizens than ever before, older

people are having to fight for the

respect they believe is their due.

According to the Oxford

Dictionaries respect is “A feeling of

deep admiration for someone or

something elicited by their abilities,

qualities, or achievements”. But if

older people have lost their status as

guardians of our communal knowledge, can

they demand respect on the grounds of age

and experience alone? Twenty-something

Lifestyle blogger Michael Tawiah expresses

the views of many young people today when

he says: “Respect should be a choice and not

a forced thing ... personally, I’m not going to

respect someone just because they tell me to.”

Angie Jardine, a commentator on the website

Soapboxie.com, believes that young people

can still benefit from listening to the stories of

Respect your elders?

parents and grandparents: “Would we have

learnt anything about how a civilised society

should be run if the survivors of two world

wars and, in particular the Holocaust, had not

told their stories to someone who listened?

There is usually some tantalising nugget of

information in the

reminiscences of old folk from

which something can be

learned about the past and

where we came from.”

Today it’s not just warm words

of wisdom that older people

bring to the table. In 2010 the charity WRVS

estimated that over-65s contributed over

£40bn to the UK economy through taxes,

spending power, volunteering and caring, and

this figure is predicted to reach £77bn by

2030.

In China an “Elderly Rights Law” dictates the

way older people should be treated, while in

East Asia respect for the elderly, fathers and

ancestors is deeply rooted in society.

Maybe there are lessons to be learnt?

Kate McLelland

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Driving Tips - by Ian Betson

The essence of a smooth drive is thinking

ahead. Take in road conditions, terrain, hazards

etc. and use the information to ensure

you are in the correct gear, at the right speed

for the conditions and are anticipating the

actions of other drivers.

Sometimes you have to go slower to go

faster. ‘Driving with the brakes’ is a great

example of this. Use your brakes to stop at

traffic lights, but if you see brake lights come

on ahead of you on the motorway don’t go

straight for the middle pedal. This may

contribute to the ‘pogo’ effect. The first car

may only apply them for two seconds but the

‘pogo’, working its way back down the queue

of bunched-up traffic, means that the driver

ten cars back has braked for five seconds

and slowed to a crawl. The result is everyone

is now going slower than if they had maintained

an adequate gap and just lifted off a

little.

Provided you’ve maintained an adequate gap

between you and the car in front, you have

time to think and apply the brakes gently.


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Welcome services for happy caravaners!

Local experienced caravan and motorhome

engineers Jason and Phil have been running a

mobile repair and servicing service for over

ten years. Recently they have decided to set

up a more permanent business base at the

Old Dalby Business Park. As Jason explains,

“ With our new site we can now offer secure

caravan storage to compliment an on site

workshop and a new shop. There really isn’t

anything like this available in the local area

that we know of”

PB Caravans have 200 hard standing spaces

available all year round for both caravans and

motor homes. They are fully insured and approved

by the National Caravan Council.

As caravanning mechanics they are Gas safe

registered and offer both on site routine servicing

and repairs as well as a mobile call out

service where caravans can be worked on

whilst on your own driveway.

“ We can do anything from changing a shower

tray to fitting a motor mover or even installing

solar panels”.

The on site shop is a recent addition. Here you

can buy a whole range of camping and caravanning

equipment and accessories.

Jason and Phil are themselves caravanning

enthusiasts and caravanning is very much a

part of their own lifestyles. You may even have

seen them take their trade stand out to a Kennel

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Book reviews - Books for discussion

The Binding – Bridget Collins

In Emmett Farmer’s world, it’s possible to

forget the pain of your past. All you have to

do is tell your story to a binder, who’ll lock it

away in a book. But as apprentice-binder

Emmett soon discovers, not all stories are

meant to be forgotten. A highly original book

that deftly combines fantasy, historical fiction

and romance into one captivating tale.

The Green Roasting Tin: Vegan and

Vegetarian One Dish Dinners – Rukmini

Iyer

If you’ve been inspired to eat more meat-free

meals, but don’t want to spend hours in the

kitchen, this is a useful reference book to

have on hand. It’s gained numerous positive

reviews in the last two years, and for good

reason. Each of the seventy-five recipes is

designed to make cooking healthy, tasty

meals as easy as possible. In most cases,

each dish takes just ten minutes to prepare.

Recipes include ‘Miso Aubergines with Tofu,

Sesame & Chilli’ and ‘Squash & Gorgonzola

Tart with Figs & Pecans’.

Grandmothers – Salley Vickers

Three different women find their paths

crossing. Wealthy Blanche has developed a

compulsion for shoplifting after being banned

from seeing her grandchildren. Poet Nan is

planning her funeral and isn’t afraid to speak

her mind, but she has a blind spot when it

comes to her grandson. And then finally

there’s shy Minna, who’s in danger of losing

the only person she really cares about. A

beautiful, quiet book that looks at family life in

all its complexities.

Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister – Jung

Chang

While it’s a bit heavy going in parts, Big

Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister is a fascinating

insight into three of the most powerful women

in Chinese history. Ching-ling, wife of Sun

Yat-sen, became Mao’s vice-chair. It placed

her in direct opposition to her two sisters –

May-ling (Madame Chiang Kai-shek), who

was the first lady of Nationalist China, and Eiling,

Chiang’s unofficial main adviser and one

of China’s wealthiest citizens.

Our Planet: The One Place We Call Home –

Matt Whyman and Richard Jones

This children’s companion to last year’s

Netflix hit is sure to prove popular with young

nature buffs. Stunning photography and

illustrations accompany short, easily

digestible paragraphs of text. Our Planet

educates and inspires in equal measure. As

Sir David Attenborough says, ‘You will be

among the next characters who can, if they

wish, tell the most extraordinary story of all –

how human beings in the twenty-first century

came to their senses and started to protect

Planet Earth.’

The Book of Echoes – Rosanna Amaka

A young black man struggles to come to

terms with a devastating tragedy in 1980s

England. Meanwhile, a girl in Nigeria tries to

build a better life for herself against the odds.

As the pair resist following the paths laid out

for them, they’re watched over by the ghost of

a murdered woman. A gripping, thoughtprovoking

debut novel.

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The seeds for the earliest computers were

sown at the beginning of the nineteenth

century.

It is Charles Babbage

who is usually credited

with the invention of the

computer.

Born in 1791, he

conceived a steamdriven

programmable

engine able to work out

mathematical problems.

Sadly Babbage never

Tech - the birth of the computer

Charles Babbage’s

Difference Engine No 1.

lived to see his computer built, but amongst

his many drawings and plans he left behind

such a detailed technical design for

‘Difference Engine No. 2’ that the Science

Museum’s curator decided to undertake the

project in the 1980s. Finished in 2002, it

works accurately, produces printouts, and

weighs five tons.

During the late 1880s population growth in

the United States meant that the government

was struggling to calculate its census

figures. So in 1890 Herman Hollerith

designed a punch card system to automate

the task. He saved the government $5 million

and in the process established the company

that went on to become IBM.

Alan Turing is often described as the father

of modern computers. In 1936 he invented

the concept of the ‘Turing Machine’, capable

of universal calculation. Theoretically the

machine had limitless memory, could read

data, write results, and store a program of

instructions just like a modern computer.

Turing’s computer was not built , although

his contribution to the Bombe which broke

the Germans’ Enigma Code during World

War II is well-known.

After several electro-mechanical versions,

between 1943 and 1944 two American

professors, John Mauchly and J. Presper

Eckert, constructed the first electronic

computer. It was 1,000 times faster than any

previously, measured 800 square feet and

had 18,000 vacuum tubes. From this came

UNIVAC, the first commercial computer

launched in 1946.

The first computer languages were COBOL,

invented by Grace Hopper in 1953 and

FORTRAN (FORmula TRANslation),

developed by a team of programmers at

IBM. Written in a programming language

called C, the UNIX operating system was

useable across multiple platforms. It

subsequently became the standard for

mainframe computers.

The 1960s saw the development of the

computer mouse, graphical user interface

and the invention of the floppy disk, paving

the way for the availability of PCs to the

general public. Until then computers had only

been used by the military, government and

commercial companies.

Self-confessed computer geeks Paul Allen

and Bill Gates founded Microsoft in 1975 and

two years later the two Steves – Jobs and

Wozniak – launched Apple Computers.

Surprisingly the first IBM PC, running on MS

DOS, wasn’t unveiled until 1981 while Apple

was busy developing its longstanding rival,

the Mackintosh.

In the last twenty years computer technology

has smashed through the glass ceiling with

the invention of the Internet and networking

using Wi-Fi and broadband. I wonder if

Charles Babbage would have believed that a

computer that once filled a whole room now

fits in our pockets.


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Ground rent issues

Over recent months there has been

increased interest and increased press

coverage in relation to ground rents.

Ground rents are common and represent the

annual amount payable under the term of a

lease by way of rent. They can vary

significantly from a peppercorn (effectively zero

rent) to far more substantial amounts. It is not

uncommon for the lease to provide for the rent

to increase and this is the point of concern.

Many leases begin with a ground rent that

starts at a fairly innocuous amount, for example

£200.00 per annum. The lease, however, may

well provide for the rent to increase by an

arbitrary multiplier, in some instances doubling

every 10 years. This may not seem

unreasonable when given a cursory look. If,

however, the lease were for 125 years the rent

in the last 5 years would, in fact, be

£819,200.00 per annum. This would not be

acceptable to a majority of buyers and

mortgage companies. In such circumstances

the only option may be to have the lease varied

to reduce the rent but this may well involve the

payment of a premium to the freeholder as well

as the Freeholder's legal fees.

This is, obviously, a fairly dramatic example but

many lenders will not accept a lease where the

rent arbitrarily doubles or where the potential

rent increases are deemed to be unreasonable

and will not accept what they deem to be

unreasonable multipliers (e.g. the doubling of

rent every 10 years).

In the long term it is hoped that legislation will

be introduced to limit ground rents. New leases

are now far more wary of what is acceptable in

terms of ground rent and leases that are

extended are issued with a ground rent of a

peppercorn as long as you have owned the

property for 2 years.

For those leases already in existence,

however, the ideal solution would be for the

Freeholder to agree to vary (change) the lease

so as to have compliant ground rent provisions.

This, however, will often result in payments and

additional legal fees on the part of the current

owner.

For legal advice in relation to leases or any

further information, please contact Greg

Bee on 01664 563162 or email

gregoryb@ompf.co.uk

For a professional,

friendly and dependable

service, call on your

local legal team.

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Local tax and accountancy

specialist Lloyd Stubbs gives

some advice on financial matters

to small businesses.

The amendment to your tax return may be in

the form of a letter detailing the omissions, an

amended return, an extra supplementary page

that shows the relevant source of income, or

an amended supplementary page of one

originally submitted with the return.

Can I amend my Income Tax Return

Q: I rushed the submission of my tax

return in January, and realised that I

missed off the tax return the interest I

received from my bank accounts and

dividends received from some

investments during the 2018/19 tax year.

Can I revise my tax return and will I incur

any fines for doing this?

A: Just as the Revenue has the right to repair

an obvious error or mistake on a return, the

taxpayer has the right to amend it within 12

months of the filing date for the tax return,

which in the majority of cases is the following

31 January.

The Revenue will normally accept an

amendment to a return or self-assessment,

whether it is notified by the taxpayer or by their

agent. However, you must ensure the

amendment is supplied in writing.

No penalties for late filing will be applicable,

but you need to be aware that if the

amendment results in additional tax to pay you

will be charged interest from the due date of

payment, which in your case was 31 January

2020, and may be liable to a 5% surcharge if

this is not paid by the agreed date.

Disclaimer – advice shared in this column is intended to inform rather

than advise and is based on legislation and practice at the time.

Taxpayer’s circumstances do vary and if you feel that the information

provided is beneficial it is important that you contact us before

implementation. If you take, or do not take action as a result of reading

this column, before receiving our written endorsement, we will accept no

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Imagine What Your Life Would Be Like If …

…You felt calm, balanced and connected

all the time. If you always treated yourself

with compassion and understanding, safe

in the knowledge that in any given moment

you know you are doing the best you can.

And you know that you are ok, exactly as

you are. And you feel you are living your

best, happiest, most successful, fulfilling

and meaningful life possible.

Imagine if all that was true for

you….

What would your life be like?

If you think this kind of life isn’t

possible think again.

Successful people who live

successful lives have consciously decided to

regularly and consistently follow Success

Secrets that let them live life in this way. And

you can do so too.

Are you your own worst critic? What do you

say to yourself if things never go to plan?

Learning to treat yourself with loving kindness

is vital to living a happy life, so one of the

biggest gifts you can give yourself is selfforgiveness.

You may have moments in your life when you

get flashbacks about situations from the past,

times when you may have said or done certain

things or behaved in a certain way that now,

with the benefit of age, wisdom and hindsight,

you wish you had done differently?

When this happens you probably invest time

and energy replaying it, wishing things had

played out differently and maybe thinking

about an alternative ending that you wish had

happened instead? A flashback can bring up

feelings of shame, remorse or regret that

really impact on you today, even though it

happened some time ago.

Self-forgiveness allows you to stop this pattern

before it even gets started, so that you can

stop carrying the emotional baggage around

with you and simply let it melt it away.

When you can look back at your younger self

with compassion and forgiveness for whatever

you feel you got wrong, you instantly release

yourself from having to carry the burden any

more. You make peace with that memory and

take the charge out of it, so it can never affect

you again.

We all carry emotional baggage around with

us. But what successful people do is

recognise it for what it is and deal with it in a

healthy, compassionate way so they can stop

carrying it around allowing it to affect their life

today.

Self-forgiveness is a Success

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Following on from my last wet weather

report … nothing has happened by late

February other than it is now wetter than

ever! Perhaps by the time you read this,

things might have improved, we can but

hope.

Other than dealing with

the weather, assuming

that the Agriculture Bill

passes through

parliament relatively

unaltered, farmers will

soon be tussling with

forthcoming changes to

agricultural support,

against the uncertainty

of a new trading

environment post-Brexit.

Rural Ramblings -View from the Farm

Julia Hawley helps husband Ian

and his family to run Hall Farm

in Brentingby where his family

have farmed since the 1880’s.

Here they manage a traditional

mixed farm with sheep, beef,

arable and dairy enterprises.

Currently support payments take two forms –

the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and agrienvironment

schemes. Most farmers opt into

the former, which pays on an acreage basis

in return for compliance with a range of laws

and extra requirements. On most commercial

cropping arms, this includes an element of

‘greening’ such as maintaining hedgerows,

environmentally friendly cover crops or areas

of fallow. Fewer farmers are in the latter,

which pays for very specific elements of

capital and ongoing environmental work

tailored to each farm and applications have

historically been assessed on a ‘value for

money’ basis.

The Basic Payment will be phased out from

2021, with the largest reductions initially on

larger farms, but it will disappear from all

farms by 2027.

‘public payment for public goods’. As well as

options such as those currently available –

e.g. hay meadow management, pollen and

nectar mixes, beetle banks, protection of

historic landscapes – other ecosystem

services will be supported, such as flood

management and carbon sequestration.

Designing such a scheme is very complex

and widespread consultation with farmers

and other groups is taking place. Taking part

in such a scheme will probably be the only

way that farmers will gain any public sector

support.

The worrying part is that on many farms,

current profit equals or

is less than the current

Basic Payment – in

other words, the costs

of producing milk,

meat, vegetables, grain

and other produce are

more than the sales

revenue from them.

Taking part in any

environmental scheme

carries its own costs

and any ‘profit’ from the payment is unlikely

to support current farm viability.

This will be the biggest shake-up to our

industry for over 40 years when we joined the

Common Agricultural Policy. There is

potential for some productivity and efficiency

increases, partly with adoption of new

technology, but recent weather has shown

how our ability to produce food is, as ever, at

the mercy of the weather.

Will there be a much – needed realism that

the price of food has to rise if welfare and

environmental standards are to be

maintained? Or will consumers – via the

multiple retailers and big caterers – opt for

the easy option buying cheaper and possibly

food from where standards are not so

demanding?

A new scheme will be introduced –

supposedly from 2024 although that is

looking optimistic. The Environmental Land

Management (ELM) scheme will provide

Julia Hawley

@brentingbyfarm

www.brentingbymeadows.co.uk


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Member of SMA and STA

Perhaps I can help you to …….

Relieve stress and tension

Improve movement and joint flexibility

Reduce pain

Decrease risk of injury reoccurrence

Extend your athletic career

Correct poor posture & muscle imbalance

Improve wellbeing

Provide injury rehabilitation

Visits to your home or treatments

at my studio. Sessions start from

just £20.

NEW Indian Head

Massage

(shoulders, neck & face)

Gift vouchers

also available

Call 07906 871291

Graham@grahamspencersportsmassage.co.uk

www.grahamspencersportsmassage.co.uk


50

Advanced electrolysis is an

inexpensive, quick and safe

procedure for the removal of :

Skin tags - blood spots

- warts - seborrhoeic

keratosis - age spots - thread veins -

spider naevi - milia and other benign

skin defects and blemishes.

For a free initial consultation by a fully qualified,

insured and licensed practitioner please contact:

Telephone: 01949 869699 or

07887 865419

E: pennieblatchford@hotmail.co.uk

Green Lane, Harby, LE14 4BQ

www.pennieblatchford.co.uk

Thread Veins

Also known as Spider or Red Veins

Thread Veins and Spider Naevi are

closely related (both are a type

of telangiectasia). They are caused

by tiny dilated blood vessels which

are close enough to the surface of the

skin to be visible. Whilst harmless,

many people consider

them unsightly.

They most

commonly cause

distress when

they are on the

face where they

are often seen

under the nose

or on the

cheeks and chin where they can

normally be successfully treated.

12 Asfordby Road, Melton Mowbray, Leics, LE13 0HR

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51

Welcome to Church Street

Practice, a multi-disciplinary

clinic where independent

registered practitioners are

working under one roof.

We offer a wide range of therapies

covering mind and body and work

to the highest standard of care.

OSTEOPATHY: 01664 480568

Clare Spencer B(Ost)

Kirsty Morrison (BSC(Ost)

Ellie Thornley (D.O.)

A system of diagnosis and treatment that can be

used to treat a wide variety of conditions from

postural problems, pain from and prevention of

sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries through

to postural changes during pregnancy.

REFLEXOLOGY & INDIAN HEAD

MASSAGE : 07943 816140

Priti Patel BEd (Hons) EMCC Reg

Reflexology is the ancient art of foot massage

using key pressure points to stimulate healing,

well being and stress relief. It can help with

depression, anxiety, arthritis, muscular pains

and headaches and is suitable for all ages.

CHIROPODY 01664 568068

Elaine Etherington HCPC Reg. Chiropodist

Caireen Escott Foot Health Professional

Clare Wass Foot Health Professional

Julie Tildesley Foot Health Practitioner

Treatment includes cutting and treating difficult

toenails, removal of hard skin, verrucae and

corns, diabetic care and general foothealth

advice. The ground floor surgery is open six

days a week, home visits, evening

appointments and gift vouchers also available.

PERSONAL & CAREER

COACHING: 07717 754802

Amanda Williamson BEd (Hons) EMCC Reg

Coaching supports individuals to tackle self

limiting beliefs and old patterns of behavior. It

finds new ways to move forward and make the

most of clients’ potential both at home and at

work. www.spirallifecoaching.co.uk

SPORTS MASSAGE:

Donna Taylor 07977 966338

Alex Rainforth 07795 436130

Sports and remedial massage to help prevent

injury, recover, train better and improve

wellbeing. Sports massage is not just for sports

people - everyone can benefit. Book online at

www.centralsportsmassage.co.uk

Email : info@centralsportsmassage.co.uk

ACUPUNCTURE: 07791 347960

Ariane Thompson MBRCP

Acupuncture uses very fine needles to restore

and maintain good health and a balanced body

& mind, improving recovery time from injury and

ill health. A deeply relaxing treatment, shown in

clinical trials to be effective for many conditions,

from acute & chronic pain, arthritis, headaches,

IBS, to fertility issues and IVF support. Available

on Wednesdays.

Church Street Practice, 18 Church Street, Melton Mowbray,LE13 0PN

Complementary Healthcare

www.churchstreetpractice.com


52

Make do and mend?

The Sewing Box which is

situated at the Melton

Market on Scalford Road,

celebrated its first year in

business last month.

Owner, Yvonne Hunt, has

many years of sewing

experience and originally worked in a ladies’

clothing factory in Bourne. As she explains,

“Before I started the Sewing Box, I was working

in a clothing alteration shop for someone else,

but I have always wanted to be my own boss.”

A large number of Yvonne’s customers want

straight forward hems taking up, trousers

shortening, waist bands taken in and zips

replacing. Sometimes this can be done while

you wait. Rather than always buying new,

Yvonne can offer a valuable service either

repairing, restoring or even re-vamping your

clothes. She can also make bespoke fabric

items such as headbands, bags and cushions.

Next month she is hoping to start up a satellite

dry cleaning drop off service from the shop too.

Please ring her for details.

COMPASSIONATE ALIGNMENT

CHANGING THE WAY YOU LIVE

MANISHA PATEL,

BA (Hons), CPC,

ELI-MP, and ICF

member

Professional

Alterations and Repairs

for all types of clothing

Over 25 yrs Experience

Competitive prices

Open every Tuesday & Friday

8am until 2pm

Unit SS9, Melton Mowbray Market,

Scalford Road, LE13 1JY

Tel : 07802 771645

yvonnejosephinehunt@gmail.com

Established 27 years

No. 2 Arch

Station Approach

Burton Street

Melton Mowbray

LE13 1GH

Kick start your New Year with a no obligation

FREE mini personal consultation

1 - 1

LIFE COACHING

1- 1 MEDITATION

“Manisha is an outstanding coach. Her

expert support and insightful questioning

can open doorways you didn’t even know

existed, and set you on the path of true happiness.

Because you’re worth it.” Meera

Telephone : 07724 024308

manisha@compassionatealighnment.com

1st class customer service

Same day delivery from stock

Large selection of quality Mattresses

Beds & Bed Frames

Low Low prices


53

J & J Collectables

( first floor )

Bric-a-Brac Collectables

Vintage items Furniture

Les 07519 005847

ITEMS BOUGHT & SOLD

Open Mon Sat 9am to 4pm

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54

A fresh start for business as usual

As the new decade starts to take effect,

so a new era begins at A&G Chem-Dry.

Mike and Jackie Clark, who together

successfully ran the business for 24 years,

have now retired and

handed it over to their

son Stuart.

Stuart has already been

part of the team for 12

years and many of you

may have already met or

spoken to him before.

As a technician he began

by learning the technical

and cleaning side. His

training has taken him

from the Rocky

mountains in Utah in the

USA to Beverley near

Hull in the UK. He will still be out and about

on the road, taking more of the quoting and

cleaning duties, but also tempering that with

some days in the office to maintain the

paperwork and admin side of the business.

Mike and Jackie would like to thank all the

loyal (and future) customers of the Melton

area for their continued support over the

years, many of whom have been with them

from the start. They hope

you will continue to

support Stuart in the years

ahead and keep A&G

Chem-Dry as the leading

Carpet, Upholstery, Rugs,

Leather and Granite

cleaners in the area.

This year will see the

companies 25 th

Anniversary. Over those

years many changes have

been made to the

products and machines

used to keep Chem Dry at

the top of their game.

Be sure in the knowledge that as new future

updates arrive we will be actively learning and

implementing them to keep us at that cutting

edge.

Look out on their website for special offers.

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55

BASED IN MELTON

Clearing out your house,

garage or office ?

Need a Fast, Reliable and

Friendly, Local Service?

Any amounts large or small

considered

Give Graham

(formally of Ancient and Modern)

a call on 01664 464266

or mobile 07866 198 769

Trusted local professional with over 20yrs

experience. Call Malcolm for a free quote

DISCOUNTS FOR OAP’S

ALL types of locks repaired / replaced

DBS checked & Police approved

SOS 24 hr door opening service

Car keys cut and programmed

Car entry / extra van locks

Non destructive entry

On site key cutting

Burglary repairs

Why not put my number in your phone.. You

never know when you might need me!

T: 01664 569353 M: 07951 427 164

www.lockdoctorlocksmiths.co.uk

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56

Spring is a beautiful time of year. A time

for new beginnings. It’s always lovely to

see lambs skipping in the fields around

the tearoom and new shoots bursting

forth on our tea bushes. It’s a great time

to try something new.

We’ve got lots of exciting creative classes

and workshops lined up for you this year,

including Creative Collage with our new

featured artist Nicola

Ward, on 23rd May. In

the spirit of recycling,

Nicola creates wonderful

artwork using old, ripped

up magazines. Come

and meet Nicola and

other talented artists at

our Mad Hatter's Tea

Party on 13th April.

We believe everyone has the ability to create

something beautiful and we’d like to inspire

you to have a go. This year’s Tea Party

theme is Mad Hats. We’ve launched a Mad

Hat design and colour competition. Let your

imagination run wild and free, like Alice in

Wonderland. Design the maddest hat you can

possibly imagine. Draw, paint, colour,

embellish and glue whatever you like onto

your hat shape. Go to our website to

download a special sheet. Get your entry to

us by 10th April and you could WIN tea &

cake for two! We’d love to see you wearing

your creations on 13th April - the madder the

better!

If you love to craft and chatter, doodle and

draw, knit and natter, then join our NEW

Creative Hub Club. Come and meet creative

colleagues every third Tuesday of the month

from 7-9pm. Bring your knitting, sewing,

sketch pad, ipad, UFOs (Un Finished

Objects). Enjoy a couple of hours of creative

escape. Our next gathering is on 21st April.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it, you can

always arrange to meet your creative

companions anytime we’re open.

You’ll find full details of all our events,

creative classes, tea tastings and more on

our website:

www.oldbrickyardteagarden.co.uk

Anna Stasinska - oldbrickyardtea@icloud.com


57

Established over 30 years

St. Mary’s Way car park, Nottingham St.

Melton Mowbray, Leics. LE13 1NW

TEL: 01664 500729

Large

selection of

open & limited

prints, original

water colours,

pastels & oils

by leading

artists.

From traditionally

stretched tapestry

and cross stitch to

football shirts, baby

shoes, silk bouquets

and cut to size

mirrors.

Limited edition prints by local artists

Inspirational solutions

for your home

Combining value and style

Handmade lamps & gift vouchers

OPEN Tues - Sat. 9.30am - 5.00pm

Come in & browse!

Conservation and Restoration

Period Property & Listed Buildings

Lath and Lime putty work

Cornice and mouldings run in situ.

External lime renders

Lime wash and Mineral paints

Architectural plaster/ stone repair

including sills, mouldings, cornice

and Ashlar

Damp issue remedies using natural

lime materials

CALL ADRIAN (Certified plasterer)

for friendly advice & a free quotation

www.heritagelimeplastering.co.uk


58

Rabbits have specific needs if they’re to

live happy and healthy lives. From clean

living conditions to a nutritional diet, here

are some of their basic, non-negotiable

requirements for health and happiness.

Living quarters

A spacious, safe and secure

hutch with an attached and

enclosed outdoor run allows

your rabbit to get the exercise

they need. Rabbits love to run

around and chew or play with

toys. An outdoor hutch should

allow enough space for them

to stand on their hind legs,

stretch out whilst lying down,

and have a substantial run attached. Rabbits

kept in a confined space sometimes develop

skeletal problems, so it’s crucial to attach a

good-sized exercise area to the hutch. This

also allows you to see more of your pet, and

makes cleaning easier.

Rabbits require a safe, quiet and enclosed

place to rest and sleep away from view– this

could be a separate ‘room’ within the hutch, or

an area away from the main living quarters

Pets - Happy bunnies

divided by hay or straw. Their outdoor home

should be sheltered from direct sunlight and

strong winds, and offer protection from other

pets or predators such as foxes that roam

around at night.

Nutrition

Rabbits need lots of fresh vegetables,

particularly leafy greens,

rabbit pellets, a little fruit, and

plenty of hay to grind down their

teeth. They also like to eat

grass, but not the clippings from

your lawnmower – grass should

be growing within their reach, or

freshly picked in clumps from

the garden. A fresh supply of

clean drinking water is essential,

and in summer you’ll need to change it regularly

so they don’t pick up any bacteria.

Health checks

Their nails and teeth need to be checked regularly

to make sure they’re not too long, and

also their tails and bottom area, particularly in

the summer when fly strike is a huge danger.

Having a vet check them at least annually is

also essential for long-term health.

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59

David E.W. Woodward

Lawn Mowing . Gardening . Hedge Trimming

Small Tree Felling . Log Splitting & Supply

Fencing . Slab Laying . Pressure Washing .

Gutter Clearance

Plumbing . Tiling . Painting . Flat Pack Assembly .

DIY . Picture Hanging . Light Bulb Replacement

Tractor and Teleporter Driving . Locum Farming

Labouring . Light Removals . Transporting

1910 Gun Co.

Fine English and Continental Sporting

& Clay Pigeon Guns

Good quality shotguns bought and sold

Gun repair, de-activation and disposal

Full insured shotgun and rifle storage

RFD to RFD transfers arranged

Advice on gun fitting & alterations

Call or Email for a quote

All jobs considered - even changing a light bulb!

Tel: 01664 568496 Mob: 07702 135558

mposervices@hotmail.com

Call David : 07767 755520

Email : david1910gc@hotmail.com

Web :guntrader.co.uk:1910 gun co guns

Mobile Dog Grooming Services

Covering Melton, Oakham

and surrounding areas

Level 3 City & Guilds Diploma with 10 yrs’ exp

Full Grooms, Hand Scissor, Clipping

and Hand Stripping

Ultrasound Teeth Cleaning Service

Puppy Grooming Package.

Spa Treatments

E : Indogneato@mail.com

2nd & 3rd MAY (Sat/Sun from 10am)

39 th ANNUAL EXHIBITION

of original paintings by local artists

(both amateur and professional).

The works are in a variety of media

including water colour, pastel,

acrylic and oils

Kirby Bellars Village Hall and also

in St Peter's Church.

Admission FREE.

Refreshments available.


60

Local Police St. 101

Electricity -

Power loss

(Low cost Mob)

0800 0568090

0330 123 5009

Gas Emergency 0800 111 999

Severn Trent

Water

Virgin

Broadband

0800 783 4444

0345 4541111

BT Fault Line 0800 800151

Train

Enquiries

0845 748 4950

Melton Library 0116 3053646

Regal Cinema 500642

Latham House 503000

Emergency

out of hours

111 or 999

Melton Hospital 854800

Maternity Unit 854854

John Ferneley 565901

Long Field 561234

Brownlow 562315

St. Mary’s 562500

The Grove 562554

Swallowdale 565456

Sherard School 565124

St. Francis 562891

MV16 504750

Melton Borough

Council

502502

NHS Direct 0845 4647 / 111

Recycling

Centre

0116 305 0001

Citizens Advice 0300 3301025

Roads and

pavements

01163 050001

1ST Mon ITM (in the

month) - BREAST

CANCER SUPPORT

GROUP Melton Baptist

Church. 10am. Tel

01664 569299.

NEW Every Mon

VOLUNTARY AC-

TION Info on volunteering

opportunities

in Leics.10.30-12pm.

Melton Library drop in.

Free

NEW Every Mon

WILL WORK CLUB

10.30-12pm. Help and

info with job searching

/ accessing courses/

starting your own

business. Melton

Library drop in. Free.

Tel to join.

01163053565

Every Tues GAMES

GALORE Melton

Library 2.30-4pm All

ages Free.

Every Tues SING-

ING CAFE Melton

Library 1–2pm For

carers and dementia

patients.£3 donation

Every Tue / Wed

MELTON BOWLS

CLUB Free intro to

bowling, Leics Rd nr

B&Q. 4pm. Also 7pm

Wed, 2pm Fris.

1ST & 3RD Tues ITM

TIME OUT Complementary

therapies for

cancer patients and

carers. £5 donations

.1.30-4pm St.Mary’s

Pl. 0116 223 0055.

Every Wed FREE

NORDIC WALKING

for people with Parkinsons.

M Country Park

Café 1.15pm. Tel

07502576764.

Every Wed WRIG-

GLY READERS Melton

Library. 2- 2.30pm.

Under 5’s with carers.

FREE.

Every Wed MELTON

SPACE OPEN PM /

EVE Bring your things

to fix. Melton Country

Park Café & Learning

Hub. 3pm. Tel 01664

562112.

3RD Mon ITM MEL-

TON DISTRICT

FLOWER CLUB Sage

Cross Meth. Church.

7.15pm start. Demos &

talks Tel 01664 812636.

Every Mon MAKE

FRIENDS WITH A

BOOK 10.30-12pm. 1ST Wed ITM MEL-

Melton Library drop in. TON PROSTATE CAN-

CER SUPPORT

Free

GROUP—Drop in support

and advice for

anyone affected.

7-9.30pm. St Mary’s

Place cafe. Melton. Tel

565224

3RD Wed ITM ALZ-

HEIMERS CARERS’

SUPPORT Drop in

support group with

guest speakers. Carnegie

Museum 2.30-4pm

1ST Thurs ITM RUT-

LAND & MELTON

CANCER SUPPORT

GROUP St Mary’s

Place Melton. 10 –

12pm. Tel 01664

852138

2ND Thurs ITM TIME

OUT FOR CARERS

GROUP Meet for a

coffee and chat. Melton

Carnegie Museum 11-

12.30 Tel 0845

6899510

3RD Thurs ITM MEL-

TON PARKINSONS’

SUPPORT GROUP

BMC (Brooksby Melton

College) Asfordby Rd.

Melton LE13 0HJ. 1.30

- 3.30pm Tel Christine

01664 851235

IST Fri ITM MELTON

MEMORY CAFE For

carers & sufferers of

dementia. Support and

advice with speakers or

activities. 10.30-12pm,

Melton Carnegie Museum.

Tel 0116 231

1111 for more info.

2ND FRI ITM DEMEN-

TIA SUPPORT Dove

Cottage 10.30-

2pm.Activities & support

for sufferers and carers.

Tel 01949 860303 for

more info

Every Fri MAKE DO &

CREATE Melton Library

.Bring own crafts

and lunch 10am onwards.

NEW Every Fri WiLL

DROP IN SUPPORT

Informal support for job

seekers. Melton Library

.11-1pm

Every Sat MELTON

CHILD CONTACT

CENTRE A safe place

for separated parents to

meet their children.

Melton centre. 2 - 4pm

Tel.07522 297102.

Every Sat MELTON

COUNTRY PARK

TIMED RUN 9am. 5k

run with coffee break

afterwards. Free, registration

required at

www.parkrun.org.uk

Every Sat FAMILY

STAY & PLAY : Melton

Library 10.30-2.pm

Drop in and join in.

Board games, puzzles

and construction toys.

Children must be with

an adult. Free.

1ST Sat ITM FAMILY

FUN CRAFTS : Melton

Library 10.30-

12.pm Drop in and

join in. £2 donation

per family. Children

must be with an adult.

1ST Sat ITM COFFEE

MORNING Drop in for

drinks & scones. Toys

for children avail. Asfordby

Church 10am

2ND Sat ITM WID-

OWS GROUP Drop in

for guest speakers and

social activities St

Mary’s Place. 1.45-

3.45pm

Every Sun JUNIOR

PARK RUN 9-10am.

2k run 4-14 years .

Free, reg required at

www.parkrun.org.uk

2ND Sun ITM SING

ALONG SUNDAY -

Melton Baptist Church,

Leics. Rd. at 3pm. Free

with refreshments

available.


61

This time of the year are some of

their worst months of the year and

this year has been no exception.

The extreme wet weather has

meant that they have had to bring

the horses off the swamped fields

onto the yard.

It costs about £1000 a month just for the hay to feed

them, not to mention the vets’ bills. The sanctuary

currently homes over 90 horses and ponies who have

nowhere else to go. The sanctuary is desperate for

both funds and volunteers to help either with the

horses themselves or to fund raise.

Please, please help. Any help or donation, however

small, would be so much appreciated!

Please call owner and founder Carol Fielding on

07745628684 for any help you can offer.

www.pabloshorsesanctuary.com

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11 Extra, 12 Pattern, 13 Interrupted, 18 Retreat, 20 Alive, 22 About, 23 Lantern, 24 Taking,

25 Cycles. Down: 1 Posted, 2 Burnt, 3 Imitate, 5 Exact, 6 Believe, 7 Rising, 8 Desperately,

14 Network, 15 Plainly, 16 Breast, 17 Tennis, 19 Eaten, 21 Ideal.

Back Words 1.Raw war 2.Smug gums 3.Regal lager 4.Redraw warder 5.Edit tide 6.Spam

maps 7.Knits stink 8.Stressed desserts 9.Repaid diaper 10.Faced decaf

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62 April EVENTS/DIARY DATES 20 May

Apr 1st—May 10th

During National Pet

Month SEEK & SNIFF

Self guided walking

packs around Melton

Country Park. Win a

hamper and private

tour. £3.50 available

from Dogs Trust Tel

01509 882966

Fri 3rd LEICES.

SCHOOLS CLOSE

FOR EASTER HOLS.

Re-open Mon 20th

Tues 7th - Sat 18th

EASTER CRAFTS

Small charge for some

activities. Melton Carnegie

Museum free to

drop in 10-4.30pm.

Sat 4th PURE

BREEDS POULTRY

SALE & EASTER

CRAFT FAIR Melton

Market, Scalford Road.

9.30-5pm.Showcasing

a range of rare breed

poultry. Free entry.

Mon 6th MELTON

WILDLIFE TRUST

MEETING Talk by Ian

Ritson from Woodland

Trust. United Reform

Church Hall, Chapel

St. Melton. 7.30pm. Tel

568791.

Wed 8th SPARK-

HOUSE PERFORM-

ANCE Melton Library.

Interactive performances

for 5yrs+ 45min

sessions 10.30 /12pm

/1.30pm tickets £3 Tel

01163053646 for info.

Sat /Sun 11th /12th

KIDS EASTER TRAIL

Melton Country Park

Café. Running between

11–3pm.

Easter Mon 13th

MAD HATTER’S TEA

PARTY. Old Brickyard

Tea Garden. See p.xx.

Tue 21st BOOK

FRIENDS TALK Melton’s

history via

books.2.30pm Melton

Museum. £3 non

mems. Members free

Wed 22nd MELTON

NOW &THEN PART 7

With Arthur Payne.7pm

Melton Museum. £4

booking essential.

Thurs 23rd AUTHOR

TALK Linda Porter on

Sex & Scandal at Court

of Charles II . Melton

Library 6.30pm £6 PP

incls refs'. To book

Tel 0116 305 3546

Fri 24th MOSAIC IN

CONCERT. EM chamber

choir at St Mary’s

L.Clawson. For Macmillan.

7.30pm tickets

£8 incls glass wine. Tel

01664 822673 .

Fri 24th CLASSIC /

VINTAGE CARS EVE.

First of the season’s

monthly meet in Melton

T Centre. 5pm.

Fri 24th ROTARY

QUIZ Royal British

Legion. Contact Richard

Angrave for more

info MM 569493 rwangrave@btinternet.com

Sun 26th NGS OPEN

GARDENS. Tresillian

House, 67, Dalby Rd.

Melton. Teas available.

Tel :01664 500057.

Sun 26th SAINT

GEORGES SERVICE

AND PARADE Starts

in Melton town centre

12.15pm followed by a

service at St Mary’s

church at 1pm. Free

Sun 26th RUTLAND

& MELTON INTERNA-

TIONAL CiCLE RACE

Finishes in Melton

town center approx

4.15pm. Free.

Fri 1st M. MENCAP

QUIZ Parkside MBC

offices. Contact Richard

Angrave for more

info MM 569493 rwangrave@btinternet.com

Sat 2nd AUCTION &

TABLE TOP SALE.

Dove Cottage Hospice

LE14 4EX, Viewing at

12pm, bidding at 1pm.

Free entry, Tel

01949860303 for info.

Sat / Sun 2nd & 3rd

ARTISAN CHEESE

FAIR. 70+ cheese

producers from all over

the country with other

local produce and ales.

Melton Cattle Market,

10am-4pm. £4 in advance

£5 on the door.

Under 16’s free.

Sat 2nd – Sun 3rd

KBGA 39TH ANNUAL

ART EXHIBITION.

See page 59.

Wed 6th TALK ON

THE ROMANS by Jed

Jaggard. Eastwell Vill

hall ( Eastwell History

Group) 7.30pm £4 non

mems.

Fri 8th MAY DAY

AFTERNOON TEA

Swing band and WW2

memorabilia. Eastwell

Village Hall. 2.30-4pm.

Free

Fri 8th VE DAY MAR-

KET Melton Market

Scalford Rd. Entertainment,

crafts etc 9am

Free entry. Tel 562971

Sun 10th NGS OPEN

GARDENS Burrough

Hall. LE14 2QZ 2-5pm.

Sat 30th

Adults £4 . Homemade

teas available.

Sat & Sun 16th-17th

40’S WEEKEND Melton

town centre. Live

music, stalls, displays

and events. 10am-

4pm. Free

Sat 16th 40’S TEA

DANCE Live music,

cream teas. St Mary’s

Church Melton 6.30-

11pm. Tickets £20 Tel

07937398610

Sat Sun 16/17th

NGS OPEN GAR-

DENS Grimston. 10 -

5pm. Combined admission

£5. Teas available

in Village Hall.

Thurs 21st AUTHOR

TALK Alison Weir on

Kathryn Howard –

Tainted queen . Melton

Library 6.30pm £6 PP

incls refreshments'.

Tel 0116 305 3546 to

book.

Sat 23rd SPRING

SERENADE CON-

CERT with Sara

Gibbson clarinettist .

7.30pm Burton Lazars

Church. £10 on door.

Sun 24th NGS OPEN

GARDENS The Old

Vicarage Whissendine.

LE15 7HG

2-5pm. Adults £5 .

Homemade teas available.

Fri 22nd LEICS.

SCHOOLS CLOSE for

half term Reopen

Mon 1st June

Mon 25th DUCK

RACE Melton Play

Close 2pm. Free

NGS OPEN

GARDENS Goadby

Marwood Hall. 10.30 -

5pm. Adults £5 Child

£3.50.Teas available.

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