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Advertising enquiries

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Email: info@thestafforddirectory.co.uk

Kate Hood - Sales Associate

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M & M Legal - New Year: Big Decisions!

Snowwhite at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

Mortgage company sets up new home in Stafford Town Centre

2022... Be the new you! At The Chase Health Club and Spa

A ‘New You’ for ‘22 with Slimming World

Recipe of the month

Sudoku puzzle

Stafford Flower Club

Maths and English Power Up with First Class Learning

New Look Kitchens & Bathrooms

Travel feature on Batsford Arboretum, Gloucester

Samaritans Stafford

Property of the month with Caley & Kulin

Crossword puzzle

New Dog Rescue in the pipeline for Staffordshire

National Trust Staffordshire Centre

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Editorial enquiries

Jennifer Dellicompagni - Editor

Tel: 01785 318704

Email: info@thestafforddirectory.co.uk

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Mirror, mirror . . . can I believe the hype about

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biggest Christmas show in years, the answer is a

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Critics have hailed it as ‘panto perfection’ and ‘truly first

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It’s a sign of the confidence at the new-look Gatehouse

that the theatre booked a host of star names for this

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Perfectly-cast Rebecca Keatley (Snow White) is a

CBeebies legend on the BBC, handsome Keith Jack is a

West End virtuoso and Maureen Nolan is, well, Maureen

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Throw in Sean McKenzie (Downton Abbey, Coronation

Street) and children’s TV’s Theo The Mouse and it’s the

highest profile bunch the town has seen for many years.

However, it’s the lesser-known Mike Newman Jr who

steals so many scenes as the cheeky Muddles, causing

mayhem and hilarity in equal measure everywhere he

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A Stafford-based mortgage and insurance advice company

is celebrating after completing a move to larger premises

in the town centre, as part of its ongoing expansion.

different firms in its network, so to be named the top advisors

by all our peers was an amazing moment and one we are very

proud of.”

AMG Financial Solutions has moved from its previous location

on Tithe Barn Road, to new offices on Lichfield Road in the

town centre, above Vivid Ink.

The company provides expert, independent mortgage and

insurance advice covering mortgages, home, life and business

insurance, income protection and critical illness cover.

Heather is also proud of the firm’s strong reputation and their

work to ensure that local families are able to secure mortgages

to buy or refurbish their dream homes and that their income

and lifestyles are protected through adequate insurance cover.

This is a subject Heather is particularly passionate about, after

receiving a shock cancer diagnosis a number of years ago and

subsequently recovering from successful treatment.

AMG Financial Solutions’ Heather Dunn-Long, owner of the

Stafford Branch, has grown the business based on word of

mouth recommendations, repeat business and referrals, since

she became self-employed 10 years ago, and has worked

locally as a mortgage advisor for more than 20 years in

total. She now employs a team of four, with further room for

expansion at the new location.

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more accessible location for people to see us and find us as

they are shopping, walking or driving through town. We have

much more space, and we’re also really pleased that we have

our own private car park which makes it easy for clients to

come in and see us for an appointment.”

She adds: “It’s been a really good few months for the team.

We’ve won a prestigious industry award recently. We were

named “Best Mortgage Advisor Firm in the North, Northern

Ireland & Scotland”, and also won “Best Adviser firm for

protecting the future of their clients”, in the HL Partnership

awards. The partnership has 891 mortgage advisors and 419

Heather says: “We have built up a very loyal client base who

have benefitted from, and appreciated, the professional and

expert advice we have given them, and we are pleased to

say they are happy to recommend our services to friends and

family, as demonstrated in our reviews and testimonials.”

AMG Financial Solutions can be contacted on 01785 225 983

and found at 8, Lichfield Road in Stafford town centre, with car

parking available to the rear (accessed from Waterfront Way, off

the Lichfield Road roundabout).

The team offers face to face, video or phone appointments to

discuss mortgages, remortgages, home improvement loans,

buy to let mortgages and mortgages for the self-employed.

They also provide a comprehensive range of life, home and

business insurance – evening appointments are available upon

request.

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January 2022

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THE CHASE HEALTH CLUB & SPA

2022….BE THE NEW YOU!

The Chase Health Club & Spa is a health and fitness

oasis, where everyone is welcomed into the friendly

atmosphere, whether experienced, inexperienced, in or

out of shape, or want to get fit or healthy, staff welcome

you and want you to feel comfortable and motivated.

This pandemic has forced many many people to pause

their lives, giving us the opportunity to reflect on what

is important and what matters to us, especially when it

comes to the personal, physical, and mental wellbeing

of ourselves and our families.

The New Year provides

many of us with an

opportunity to wipe the

slate clean, set new goals

and implement some

changes for a better future.

Improving health and

fitness might be one of

your key goals for the New

Year and from the moment

you step into The Chase

Health Club you will realise

it’s a bit different to the

standard, run of the mill

gym.

Not only do we provide a super clean fully fitted

state-of-the-art gym, with plenty of sanitiser and hand

gel everywhere, but we are blessed with a membership

that looks after their own, and other members welfare,

by wiping down machines and equipment before and

after use. Our fitness instructors are also on hand to

offer advice and ensure everyone is working out safely.

With all these measures in place it isn’t a surprise

that recent studies have shown that visiting a health

club that takes their responsibilities seriously, like The

Chase, is extremely low risk from virus transfer.

The Chase doesn’t just provide a gym, it also gives

you an extensive array of classes in one of our airconditioned

studios or if you are after some ‘Me’ time,

enjoy our heat experience to chill out and relax in the

sauna, steam room, tranquillity room and ice therapy.

Our café bar provides a relaxed and friendly atmosphere

where you can enjoy a coffee with friends old or new, a

post workout protein shake, a bite to eat, or simply take

advantage of our free Wi-Fi.

Come and take a look around The Chase Health Club

& Spa and let us show you how we can help keep you

safe and secure whilst improving your health, fitness

and wellbeing.

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Mushroom and Leek

RISOTTO

This creamy risotto is great for a quick and easy midweek

supper, simply served with a leafy green salad and some

warm ciabatta bread. Replace the mushrooms with small

vine tomatoes fried until soft, if liked.

SERVES: 4

READY IN: 45 MINUTES

Ingredients

55g butter

1 tbsp olive oil

2 leeks, washed, trimmed and thinly sliced

1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed

225g risotto rice

900ml hot vegetable stock

175g button mushrooms, wiped

2-3 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese,

plus extra to serve

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

1. Heat half the butter and the oil in a large deep

frying pan. Add the sliced leeks and garlic and fry

over a medium-high heat until softened but not

brown. Stir in the rice and cook for one minute.

2. Add a ladleful of the hot stock to the pan and

simmer gently, stirring all the time. When all the

liquid has been absorbed by the rice, add another

ladleful of stock. Continue adding the stock in

this way until the rice is tender and has a creamy

texture – this will take about 20 minutes.

3. Heat the rest of the butter in a separate frying

pan and fry the mushrooms over a high heat for

2-3 minutes until golden brown. Stir the Parmesan

cheese into the risotto and season to taste with

salt and freshly ground black pepper.

4. Serve the risotto in warmed bowls topped with

the fried mushrooms, chopped parsley and extra

Parmesan cheese.

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Stafford Flower Club

Wednesday 25th January 2022

Starting at 2:15pm

Sudoku

PUZZLE

Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box

contains the digits 1 through to 9, with no repetition. That’s all there

is to it! You solve the puzzle with reasoning logic– there’s no maths

involved and no adding up. Answers on page 32

At the start of a new year, and the dark days of

January, this is the time to sit back and imagine the

warmer days of sunshine. What better way, than with

June Jukes, who will be taking Stafford Flower Club

members on a tour with thoughts of “June in January”

depicted in flowers.

The arrangements will be raffled at the end of our

session, could you be one of our lucky winners?

The Flower Club meet at Rising Brook Methodist

Church starting at 2.15 pm, there are lots of parking

spaces so you won’t have far to walk.

All are welcome.

For more information contact:

stafford.flower.club@outlook.com

or ring Mrs M. Keast on 07708 025255.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

from

To celebrate the new year,

we are offering

20% OFF

Offer valid on main meals from the main menu only.

Available Monday - Thursday during January 2022 only.

NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR VALENTINES DAY

To book call 01785 259 035

1-2 Mill Street, Stafford, ST16 2AJ

www.lacasa-italian.co.uk

January 2022

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FIRST CLASS LEARNING

Maths and English - Power Up

First Class Learning - Stafford, part of a national

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• Students attend the centre weekly at St. Bertelin’s

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The programmes are designed by a UK team of

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TIM SAUNDERS & FAMILY VISIT

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Research shows that 17,500 tree species are at threat

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Batsford Arboretum at Moreton-in-Marsh in Gloucestershire,

which is home to a unique collection of some of the world’s

most beautiful and rare trees, shrubs and bamboos spread

across 56 acres. Thank goodness for Batsford.

“It is so peaceful,” says Caroline, as we sit down at a picnic

table where we enjoy a spot of people watching between

mouthfuls. Afterwards the children are raring to go on the

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hedgehog models dotted around the grounds. These trails

are an excellent way of giving children independence and

to learn how to read a map. “We can relax,” sighs Caroline.

“It’s wonderful.” The children tear off ahead of us but not

too far away leaving us to mooch at our own pace. It is

awe inspiring to look up at trees that are so tall and this

gives chance to contemplate how very important they are

and how we are probably all guilty of not appreciating how

important they are to us all.

spirally while the Handkerchief Tree is another interesting

specimen, which flowers in May. We can see why visitors

come here throughout the year so that they can enjoy the

trees in their varying degrees of progress; leaves changing

colour and some blossoming.

We really weren’t expecting to see Anne Frank’s Tree; this

was a great surprise. After all Anne lived in Amsterdam and

she saw the tree growing in her yard. In fact this was her only

association with the outside world during the Second World

War. She sadly died in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp

in 1945. And so it is quite remarkable that a horse chestnut

is now flourishing. But this isn’t the original because that

blew down in 2010. This is a sapling taken from the original.

Good will always prevail and this determined tree shows

that in its own way – a worthy memorial for Anne, I think.

We arrive at lunchtime and spend the whole afternoon

exploring the grounds where there are some stunning views

of the rolling Gloucestershire countryside.

Trees from all over the world can be found here from Austria,

China, Japan, America. The Dinosaur Tree is incredibly rare

and as the name suggests, actually lived at the time of these

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CROSSWORD

Solve the clues to this straight crossword

See page 32 for crossword solution

Puzzle

ACROSS

1. Cattle (4)

3. Came about (8)

9. Organise (7)

10. Passenger coaches (5)

11. Garden pests (12)

13. Once a year (6)

15. Expose (6)

17. Formation of society (12)

20. Fastening together (5)

21. Equalise (7)

22. Troubling (8)

23. Upper limbs

DOWN

1. Very dark grey colour (8)

2. Not the best (5)

4. Deferred payment (6)

5. Incredible (12)

6. Set aside (7)

7. Hurry (4)

8. More and more (12)

12. Wool covers (8)

14. Louder (7)

16. Type of ape (6)

18. Internal (5)

19. Casserole (4)

NEW DOG RESCUE IN THE PIPELINE

FOR STAFFORDSHIRE

New Staffordshire based dog rescue ‘Brighter days’

is in the works and is set to create better lives for

countless numbers of Romanian rescue dogs. Set

up by Ange Reeves, Lorraine McCaughtrie and Ed

Briscoe, the rescue will be put in place to save many

dogs from kill shelters of which treat dogs extremely

poorly and kill them inhumanely.

Rescuer Ange Reeves has been rescuing dogs from

abroad for over a decade and has over 40 years of

experience as a dog trainer and along with Lorraine

McCaughtrie, novice behaviourist who joined the rescue

over a year ago and Ed Briscoe, local businessman, the

group are about to make a huge difference to the lives

of both their rescue dogs, and the families who are

lucky enough to adopt them.

Working with Romanian rescue ‘Every life counts’ run

by Iona Marascu (find every life counts on Facebook

to find out more) the dogs are usually delivered directly

from Romania to their new homes. However, due to

their distressing journey and past experiences, the dogs

are usually unsettled within their first few days in their

new homes. This can lead to adopters returning dogs to

the rescue causing them to undergo more stress.

‘Brighter days’ hopes to combat this issue by building a

rescue shelter, here in Staffordshire, allowing the dogs

to decompress and be assessed before then being sent

to their forever homes. This way, potential adopters can

meet the rescues in person in order to decide which dog

is right for them and as a result, lowering the chance of

the dog having to be transported, yet again, out of an

environment they had not long gotten used to.

The rescue will also take in dogs from the UK and no

dog in need will be turned away. Brighter days would

like to make a plea for land to build on in order to realise

this idea, preferably in Penkridge and surrounding areas

with access to electricity and running water. If anyone

can help please contact ‘Brighter Days Rescue’ on

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National Trust Staffordshire Centre

The Staffordshire Centre’s first talk of the New Year at

Walton Village Hall, Green Gore Lane in Stafford is on

11th January. There is no need to book in advance, just

turn up at the door and pay as you go in. However, it

would help the organisers if you book your place(s) on

our website www.ntstafford.org.uk

All talks start at 2.30 pm and you do not have to be a

member of the Centre to attend. Admission is £4.50 for

non-members of the Centre and talks are followed by

tea and biscuits.

participants, she uses folk art to empower groups

and communities to tell their own shared stories. The

resultant art works become treasured heirlooms for the

communities.

To keep up with our future events watch out for us in

these pages or check out our Events page at

www.ntstafford.org.uk

Pandemic Times and Painted Tales

A Talk by Sue Prince

Folk artist Sue Prince found her egg tempera folk art

voice in Sweden in 2004 where it had died out. She

was instrumental in its revival in its native place and

taught there for 11 summers. As the pandemic struck,

Sue started painting a picture every day and sharing

them on social media. 84 paintings later her followers

demanded a book! As we all know, there followed

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Community folk art projects have become an important

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USEFUL NUMBERS

Emergency Services

Police station (Non-emergencys) 101

National Gas Emergency 0800 111999

National Grid Electrical Emergency 0800 404090

Flood line 0845 9881188

Health/Medical Care

Stafford General Hospital 01785 257731

North Staffordshire Hospital 01782 715444

Cannock Hospital 01543 572757

New Cross Hospital 01902 307999

Rowley Hall Hospital 01785 223203

Rising Brook Surgery 01785 251134

Mill Bank Surgery 01785 258348

Wolverhampton Road Surgery 01785 258161

Councils

South Staffordshire Council 01902 696000

Staffordshire County Council 0300 1118000

Stafford Borough Council 01785 619000

Village Halls/Libraries

Stafford Library 01785 278585

Baswich Library 01785 663355

Rising Brook Library 01785 242155

Holmcroft Library 01785 253 908

Walton Village Hall 0845 748 4950

Derrington Village Hall 01785 242175

Travel

Travel Line 087120022 33

National Rail Enquiries 08457484950

Stafford Railway Station 0845 748 4950

Schools

Walton High School 01785 356300

Stafford Grammar School 01785 249752

Weston Road High School 01785 356700

Stafford Manor High School 01785 258383

King Edward VI High School 01785 258546

Sir Graham Balfour Schoo 01785 223490

Stafford Grammar School 01785 249752

Weston Road Academy 01785 413600

Yarlet School 01785 286568

Chase Grammar School 01543 501800

St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School 01785 663128

Barnfields Primary School 01785 356356

Leasowes Primary School 01785 356365

Stafford College 01785 223800

Staffordshire Music Centre 01785 335852

Blessed William Howard 01785 244236

Help Lines

Samaritans 116 123

MIND 0300 123 3393

Child Line 0800 1111

Refuge’s National Domestic Abuse 0808 2000 247

RSPCA 0300 1234555

National Careers Service Helpline 0800 100 900

Crimestoppers Charity (Non-Emergency) 0800 555 111

Money Advice Trust 0808 808 4000

A Child of Mine 07803 751229

National Bereavement Partnership (Covid-19 Hub) 0800 448 0800

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STAFFORD LIONS

‘ORDINARY PEOPLE DOING EXTRAORDINARY THINGS’

Serving our Community

Christmas is a time for giving and Stafford Lions

have been giving their time to give to others once

again.

A cheque for £658 (proceeds from a Folk Night)

was presented to Sebb, a delightful little boy

with extreme difficulties, which will go towards a

Sensory room for him at home.

Boxes of food and toiletries were taken to Women’s

Aid.

21 bags of groceries were made up for young

people leaving ‘Care’ in the near future.

Santa’s Grotto was set up at Queens Retail Park

in very inclement weather, where members of the

public donated to our Charity Fund. Collections

were also made at Co-op Wildwood and Stafford

Asda.

Finally another lovely little boy with very special

needs was taken by President Dave Lewis and

his wife Chris to visit Santa Express at Statfold

Tamworth, along with his Mom and Grandad.

If you would like to get involved in helping your

local community why not consider joining Stafford

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Contact us on 03458335834, visit our website

www.staffordlions.co.uk or find us on Facebook

Stafford Lions Club U.K. for more information.

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