26th August 2005
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Henley Medical Centre Newsletter

It’s time for the Summer Newsletter - keeping you up-to-date with news and developments at the Medical Centre.

You will be pleased to know that Dr. Dianne Wilkins, our GP Registrar, has now had her baby – a little boy – both mum and baby are well.

On 3rd August, we welcomed our new GP Registrar, Dr. Will Taylor, who will be with us for the next twelve months.

Dr. Fran Briggs is taking extended sabbatical leave at present, and will be back with us on 12th September. We are very lucky to have Dr. Jonita Green providing locum GP cover in Fran’s absence.

Sarah Smith, our Nurse Practitioner, has been on extended sick leave, but will hopefully be back with us, fit and well, in the near future.

Jacquie Wright, who has had the dual role of practice phlebotomist and practice secretary, is to extend the clinical area of her work, to assist the practice nurses. Her secretarial duties will be taken up by one of our receptionists, Gill Day, and this will create a vacancy in Reception for 11.5 hours/week over three days, starting in October. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please ask at Reception for an application form.

We have recently had a complete refurbishment of the waiting room, installing new carpet, curtains, table and chairs. The children’s play area within the Waiting Room has been extended, with a washable floor covering laid instead of the previous carpet flooring, so that this will be more hygienic. We feel that this gives a fresh and bright look to welcome patients to the Practice, and hope that you will enjoy and appreciate it too.

We will be carrying out another Patient Satisfaction Survey during September, when 150 patients, randomly selected, will be asked to complete a questionnaire regarding their opinions of the services we offer. The doctors are required to undertake this survey as part of their contract with the NHS. If you are one of the 150, then thank you for sparing the time. The results of the survey will be analysed by the local Primary Care Trust, and will be made available to all patients. We will use a later Patient Participation Group meeting to discuss the results. Unfortunately, they will not be available by the date of the next Patient Participation Group meeting, here at the Medical Centre, which is scheduled for:


If you wish to suggest a topic for a patient meeting, please contact Linda Jennings, Practice Manager – all suggestions welcome – this is YOUR group, and we look forward to seeing and hearing from you.

It’s nearly THAT time of year again – when our flu vaccination campaign begins. Unfortunately, there has been a delay in the World Health Organisation’s decision about the formula of the vaccine this year (it varies from year to year according to the current strains), and so all medical practices will be receiving their vaccine three weeks later than originally ordered. Consequently, our flu vaccination clinics will not begin until mid-October. Full details of these walk-in clinics will be made available nearer the time. The Doctors recommend that everyone over the age of 65 takes advantage of this vaccination, as well as those patients who suffer from diabetes, asthma or heart disease.

In addition, this year the doctors are recommending that everyone aged 65 or over should be vaccinated against PNEUMONIA. Unlike the flu vaccination, this is a one-off injection, and need not be repeated on an annual basis, like the flu. We have this vaccine in stock all the time, so please ask at the desk for an appointment with the Practice Nurse. It makes sense to take advantage of this service.

Scam Alerts from Trading Standards

Visa Scam
Computer users are warned to beware of a new scam email that is circulating. The email purports to come from Visa and asks recipients to click on a link to 'update their account information'. The email goes on to say that failure to do so will lead to the suspension of the Visa card.

Beware, this is a 'phishing' scam. The email does not come from Visa but from fraudsters who wish to trick you into disclosing personal and financial information and PIN's. If you receive this email delete it immediately - do not reply or click on any links.

Charity Scam
Householders in Rugby, Kenilworth, and Stratford upon Avon have called to complain about the activities of doorstep 'charity' collections. Leaflets have been posted which residents feel are misleading in that they subtly suggest that the money raised from these doorstep collections will go to charity. Some of the leaflets carry company registration numbers.

Householders are advised that if they want to ensure that their unwanted household items go to charity, that they only leave items to registered charities (check for the registration mark and ensure it says 'charity' and not 'business'), or take them to a charity shop or clothing bank. Otherwise there is no guarantee that the clothes will not be sold for any other reason than to profit the collectors.

Suspicious Bookseller
A consumer contacted the service to report that she had received a visit from a trader claiming to be selling books. The trader arrived on a bicycle carrying an old bag and proceeded to produce a very old encyclopedia. The trader told the householder that he was working with other families in the
area and named some of the people in the street. The trader was also very interested in some of the children of the families and seemed to know some of their names as well. The householder asked the man to leave and then checked with those neighbours who had been named - none of whom said they had anything to do with the trader, although one had received a visit from him as well. The man was young, approximately 19 years of age and spoke poor English. He carried a plastic card with blue edging around his neck but he did not name any company that he may have been working for. The consumer was advised to contact the Police.

Rogue Trader
A consumer has reported receiving an unexpected visit from a trader who offered to renew his guttering. The trader did not supply a name or address or any other business literature, nor did he provide any written cancellation rights. The trader left only a mobile and 0800 freephone number. The consumer paid the trader £880 in cash for the work. A few weeks after the work was completed the consumer noticed that some of the guttering was missing clips and shortly afterwards water was found to be coming through a bedroom window. The consumer tried unsuccessfully to contact the trader and have him come and repair the faults. A man did answer the phone, but claimed he had recently bought the mobile at a car boot (freephone numbers can be easily linked to mobile phones). He later said that he would leave a message with trader, and finally said that the company was finished and that they now did tarmac work instead.

Simon Cripwell
Senior Information Officer
Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards Service

Stratford's park and ride scheme starts

Work has started to give Stratford-upon-Avon a full-time Park and Ride, making it the first town in Warwickshire to have this facility. Warwickshire County Council, in partnership with Stratford-on-Avon District Council, purchased a site at Bishopton Lane, less than two miles north-west of the town centre and work started on Monday 8 August 2005 under Alimentary Construction. The construction will provide a car park for around 700 cars, a bus terminal and a customer services building. This will house a waiting room, toilets, information displays, a public telephone and vending machines. Closed Circuit Television will cover the site day and night. It is planned that half of the site will be complete by mid November to allow the park & ride to open for the run up to Christmas. It is anticipated that the whole site will be fully operational by February 2006. The picture shows the Minitram electric vehicle which was trailed in 2003.

Minitrams are quiet and pollution-free making them ideal for park and ride, intermodal and town centre shuttle applications. They have a single driver and can travel autonomously on roadways like buses, or along dedicated alignments and through pedestrian areas using concealed wire guidance technology. The vehicles can be bi-directional like conventional trams, yet do not require expensive and unsightly overhead wires or electrified rails. Minitrams can even operate indoors within shopping centres or other building complexes. The vehicles are modular in construction and can be specified in size to carry between 20 and 90 passengers per car depending on operational requirements. The narrow width (only 1.75m) of the smaller scale Minitrams means they can travel down historic streets, or even share wide cycleways, where the use of standard buses would not be possible. The vehicles can be low-floor and fully wheelchair accessible.

The total cost of the scheme is expected to be about £4m including the land, design and construction. This is being funded by Warwickshire County Council and developer contributions collected by Stratford-on-Avon District Council. The Park and Ride will operate from the site off Bishopton Lane near to the roundabout with the A46 (T) and the A3400 Birmingham Road. Buses will drop-off and pick-up in Wood Street and Bridge Street in the Stratford’s town centre.

The parking will be free and only adults will pay for a return trip on the bus. Exact fares are yet to be decided. It is planned that the bus service will run every 10 minutes from 7.30am to 6.50pm except on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Councillor Martin Heatley, Warwickshire County Council Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Environment, Transport & Rural Affairs said, "This is a great day for Stratford. I am certain that the park and ride will reduce traffic in the historic town centre and make the town a more pleasant place for residents and visitors to do business, shop and enjoy themselves".

The scheme is to be constructed mostly well away from the public highway and every effort will be made to minimise disruption and inconvenience to surrounding residents, businesses and the travelling public.

Regionalisation of Fire Control Centres

A new regional Fire Control is to be built at Wolverhampton. This is part of a controversial government plan to streamline the service throughout England and Wales by replacing county headquarters with nine "supercentres" across the country, replacing 46 existing local control rooms. In the West Midlands region, as elsewhere, each Fire Brigade presently has its own Control Centre, but these are now to be centralised into the one new Regional Fire Control Centre. It has been announced that this will be established at the Wolverhampton Business Park. It will cover the operations of West Midlands Fire Service, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Hereford and Worcester and Warwickshire Fire Services.

The government says there is a need for this plan to modernise control rooms, especially in the wake of recent terrorist attacks. Sceptics believe it is far more about cost cutting and fear that the move will put lives at risk. The Fire Brigades Union is worried that it will lead to a loss of local knowledge when handling emergency call sand described the plan as 'criminally irresponsible'. They also suggested that it made the Fire Service less equipped to fight terrorism by making the centres more valuable as terrorist targets themselves.

Chief Fire Officer (CFO) for West Midlands Fire Service, Frank Sheehan, said of the plan: "Our Fire Control staff have been kept informed throughout the process and were told of the new location for the regional centre as soon as the announcement was made to us. We will be working with the Regional Project Team to ensure we are all up to date on the development as it progresses over the next few years to minimise any concern or anxiety for our staff. We will be holding face-to-face briefings with all 60 of our Fire Control staff to ensure that all their worries about the future and any questions they have are met and answered fully and will offer them all the support we can."

He added: "Fears had been raised previously about the staffs local knowledge and that a regional facility would lose that and possibly put lives at risk. I would like to reassure the public that I am confident there will be no increased risk to their safety as a result of the new control centre. All control staff are highly trained and will be using the most up-to-date technology to locate accurate addresses for incidents based on the information given by the emergency caller. We will be installing automatic vehicle location systems in our fire engines to help fire control identify and send the nearest appropriate fire engine to the emergency."

The new Regional Centre is expected to be completed in 2008 at the earliest. In the mean time, the five Fire Controls will remain operating in the same way as they do now, individually for each Brigade area.

Message from Chiltern Railways

Dear Passenger,

I’m delighted to let you know that the railway through Gerrards Cross re-opens for a full, normal train service from Saturday 20 August. It’s taken 7 weeks to re-open the line, which indicates the scale of the investigations that have taken place to ensure the safety of passengers and staff. Following a number of thorough independent safety assessments, both Network Rail and the Health & Safety Executive have confirmed they are now fully satisfied it is safe to run trains through the area again. We’ve said throughout that we would not allow our trains to run through the tunnel again until we were convinced that it was totally safe to do so. We now are.

Network Rail are currently replacing the track and signalling that was damaged when the tunnel collapsed. Once this work has been completed and all equipment has been tested, we’ll be able to operate our normal timetabled service again. More information about what caused the tunnel to collapse, what’s been done to make it safe again, and what’s planned for the future is available in a special leaflet available on our website and at all our staffed stations. Extra staff will be on hand over the next week or so to answer any questions you may have. We’ll also be running a series of special ‘Meet The Manager’ events at High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross and London Marylebone.

I realise that this has been an extremely demanding time for you. Despite our efforts, many journeys have been much longer and far less convenient than you are used to. I’d like to thank you for your patience during the disruption and warmly welcome you back to the quality of service which we strive to provide and which you rightly expect on your railway.

Yours sincerely,

Cath Proctor
Managing Director

The pictures above were taken before the collapse.

Henley Crime Report

This crime summary is a look at the crimes of public interest that occurred on the Henley, Snitterfield and Tanworth policing area over the last 14 days. We do not as normal practice include crimes of shoplifting, bilking, domestic violence or fraud.

Between 09:35 hours and 17:42 hours on Tuesday 9th August unknown offender/s have entered a premises on Earlswood Common by removing a ground floor window. Once inside offender/s have made a tidy search and stolen a quantity of jewellery from within.
Incident number 460 of 9th August 2005

Between 21:00 hours on Wednesday 17th August and 09:00 hours on Thursday 18th August unknown offender/s have entered a workshop on Pennyford Lane, Wootton Wawen. Offender/s have stolen two off road mini motorcycles from within.
Incident number 141 of 18th August refers

At approximately 01:50 hours on Thursday 11th August 2005 unknown offender/s have smashed the window of a BMW motor vehicle parked secure and unattended on Grimshaw Hill, Ullenhall. Offender/s have stolen an IPOD and sunglasses from the glove box within.
Incident number 129 of 11th August 2005

Between 21:55 hours and 22:03 hours on Monday 15th August unknown offender/s have stolen golf clubs from a MG Rover motor vehicle parked secure and unattended at Ladbrook Park golf club, Tanworth by unknown means. A second vehicle has also had its window smashed but no property was stolen.
Incident number 630 of 15th August refers

Sometime before 21:55 hours on Wednesday 17th August unknown offender/s have stolen a mobile phone from within a mini bus parked secure and unattended at an activity centre in Hockley Heath.
Incident number 634 of 17th August refers

At 22:00 hours on Tuesday 9th August two offenders have been arrested in connection with shoplifting offences from the Tesco Express and Co-op Store in Studley. Enquiries are continuing.
Two offender/s have been arrested following a number of burglary other offences in Bearley. The pair have been bailed while further enquiries continue.

A Cambridge based paramedic has launched a national campaign with Vodafone to encourage people to store emergency contact details in their mobile phones.

Bob Brotchie, a clinical team leader for East Anglian Ambulance NHS Trust, devised the plan last year after struggling to get contact details from shocked or injured patients.

The Idea is that you store the word “I C E” (in case of emergency) into your mobile phone address book and against it enter the number of the person you would want contacted “in case of emergency”.

In an emergency situation Police, Ambulance, other first responders and hospital staff will then be able to quickly find out who your next of kin are and be able to contact them sooner rather than later.

The ideal follows research carried out by Vodafone that shows more than 75% of people carry no details of who they would like contacted in an emergency.

“ Almost everyone carries a mobile phone now and with ICE we’d know immediately who to contact and what number to ring” Said Bob Brotchie. “As many people say they carry mobile phones in case of an emergency, it seems natural that this information should be kept there.”

If you have any information or have witnessed the above incidents, please can you contact Alcester Police on 01789 762207.

Get turned off

Warwickshire residents are being encouraged to ‘TURN IT OFF’. By turning off electrical appliances you are not using, including your telly, your mobile phone charger and your CD player, rather than leaving them all on stand-by you will help to reduce your environmental impact. A PC monitor switched off at night saves enough energy to microwave six dinners. Just imagine how much could be saved by turning off all household items when they are not in use!

Re-designing household appliances to be more energy efficient is also set to play an important part in tackling climate change. A new EU directive, which was signed earlier this month, sets standards for everyday items such as washing machines, boilers and PCs.

According to the European Commission about 180 million tonnes of carbon dioxide - the equivalent output of around 50 power stations - could be prevented with more efficient appliances. This would account for around half of the EU's Kyoto agreement commitment.

County Councillor Martin Heatley, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: "A lot of energy is wasted when electrical appliances are left on stand-by. This directive will drive down emissions of carbon dioxide by encouraging better product design. Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide are needlessly used every year by computers, digital set top boxes, chargers and many other products left on stand by. Wasted energy is a hidden cost for consumers and in this day and age that is unacceptable."

Business loans for social enterprises

When people think of “business” the picture this conjures up can often be of a large money making concern making huge profits for cigar smoking, Mercedes driving company directors.

There are many businesses operating in Coventry and Warwickshire however whose prime objective is “social benefit” and this can result in great difficulties in obtaining loan funds from banks and other financial institutions.

Social enterprises could be charity shops, community groups or businesses providing a vital service or generating employment to an area.

A new “not for profit” organisation has now been set up in Coventry and Warwickshire providing loan finance specifically for these social enterprises.

The Coventry and Warwickshire Reinvestment Trust can provide loans of between £500 and £40,000 over flexible repayments terms of up to ten years to individuals or businesses who provide a social benefit to the area.

C W R T can be contacted by telephone on (0845) 606 6216 (lo-call number) by E-mail at enquiries@cwrt.uk.com or via their web site at www.cwrt.uk.com.

Action Taken Against Cancer - Update

The committee of ATAC, a local registered charity raising funds for a digital Mammogram machine for Warwick Hospital, report that, since founding this charity in November 2004, over £18.000 has been raised to date.

Great support has been received from the articles in local Parish magazines. Particular thanks are conveyed to Henley W.I. who raised £310 from their Strawberry Tea, residents of Wootton Hall have contributed from funeral donations and to collection box in Wootton Stores.

Wilmcote Line Dancing Club for £120, a Rowington resident for his generous donation and Julie Folkes and Mark Allen of Allen’s Caravans Estates for their most generous donation of £2114 raised at the excellent Wootton prom event in July as a result of which it is understood a similar donation was made to the local Macmillan Nurses.

A further £225 has been received from a 70th birthday party where the lady concerned requested donations to ATAC in lieu of presents. £700 from a coffee morning in Studley & £100 from a local ladies private luncheon club.

Grateful thanks to all concerned for your valued support as we still have a long way to go to achieve the required target of £300.000 for this vital item of equipment.

Kay White Treks for Cure Leukaemia

John Latham writes that the launch of the Kay White 2006 Treks will take place at the Apres Bar, Summer Row, Birmingham on Tuesday September 20th at 6.00pm

Kay White is a Birmingham mother and housewife with a difference. In the last six years she has been involved in expeditions all over the world – from Africa to the Antarctic.

In 2006, she is going on three treks to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia, a new West Midlands charity supporting the Leukaemia Centre now being built at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Edgbaston. The facility will bring world class clinical research and fresh hope to 7,000 leukaemia patients in the region,

Kay is pleased to invite you to the launch of her programme on Tuesday 20th September at Apres Bar on Summer Row from 6.00pm. The evening will include a short presentation about the treks, food, live music, an auction, celebrities and lots of fun. Tickets cost £15 and dress code is business or smart casual.

The treks include:

A solo walk to the North Pole in April for which Kay is seeking sponsorship the proceeds from which will all go to Cure Leukaemia.

A trek to the top of Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa which Kay will lead in June. Places on the expedition will be available for companies and individuals wishing to support Kay

A trek across the Sahara Desert in October lead by Kay and Dougie Brown, the England and Warwickshire cricketer, with places available for adventurous supporters.

Kay’s support comes through two people close to her living with leukaemia. It is a terrible disease which touches many peoples’ lives. Your support on September 20th would be much appreciated.

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The Parish Council’s Footpaths Committee is organising another walk on Sunday 4th September starting at 2.00pm from the Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane. 3 walks are available and are: - For the hardy - 4.1/2 miles: intermediate - 2.1/2 miles and Children's walk - 1.1/2 miles. Why not join in and enjoy the public footpaths around the town. Do pray for a good sunny day.

First Choice Nursery School & Summer Holiday Club are held at the Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane and run on 4 days a week from 9.00am to 3.00pm The fees are very competitive and the organisation is registered through Warwickshire County Council. The Nursery School, is registered for 26 children aged 2-5yrs and prepare the children for a school environment, and the Summer Holiday Club is for children aged 2-12yrs. For further information telephone First Choice organisers on 07751 689868 for a brochure or informal chat.

HARVEST SUPPER - FRIDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 7.30 pm in the Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane. Do come along and join in this traditional evening with a wonderful supper followed by fun & fellowship. Tickets £5 (concessions for families) from the Rector (792570) This is always very popular so order your tickets now!! If you are an aspiring star don’t be shy, please come along and entertain us. Contact Master of Ceremonies Phil Bonson (792639) AT LEAST ONE WEEK BEFOREHAND to make sure you are included in the programme. To ensure a prompt finish to the evening please limit your performance to THREE MINUTES.

Henley-in-Arden W.I. “Well fancy that!” is the intriguing title of the talk by Mrs. Joyce Finnemore on Tuesday 6th September. Visitors welcome to join at 7.30pm in
the Memorial Hall to find out what it is all about!

The Parish Council’s Footpaths Committee is organising another walk on Sunday 4th September starting at 2.00pm from the Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane. 3 walks available - for the hardy 4.1/2 : intermediate 2.1/2: Children 1.1/2 miles long. Enjoy the public footpaths around our town and pray for a dry & sunny day!

Salvation Army Week The Parish Church of Beaudesert with Henley in Arden ask
you to help some of the neediest people through a very well respected organisation.
Please give generously via the door to door collection Monday 19th - Sunday 25th
September. (Envelopes enclosed, please retain for collection).

Henley Wildlife Society Steve Falk will show his slides of the “Wildlife & Scenery of Kerala & Goa” from 7.45pm in the Baptist Church Hall on Tuesday 20th September.

Coffee Morning will be held at Dell Court on Saturday 24th September 10.00-12 noon in aid of the DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY UNIT at Warwick Hospital. There will be a raffle and bring & buy table. Admission 50p. including tea & biscuits. Please support this unit.

G & S in Tanworth Singers & audience alike, may like to know that, Following the Tanworth Singers concerts in July, donations of £1100 each have been sent to the Muntz Hall in Tanworth & Warwickshire Age Concern (who sponsor Earlswood Lunch Club) Thank you all very much for your participation.

Henley Directory The Court Leet is planning to produce a new edition of the Henley Directory not later than January 2006. The last edition was issued in 2000 and, though still in regular use in most households, is obviously becoming increasingly out of date. Your co-operation with the volunteers collecting information would be much appreciated. If you would like to assist in the compilation of the necessary data please contact Douglas Bridgewater on 793633. If you have a business in Henley which has not yet received an order form for advertising space in the new Directory, please contact John Brealey on 792487. Don’t miss out - the next opportunity will not arise before 2010!

Garden Open Day - Sunday 18th June 2006 There has been a good response from people willing to include their garden in the above. We should like gardens in the town to be more fully represented - there must be many little gems hidden behind the High St. Contact Sue Bridgewater on 793633 or Marijana Bainbridge on 794987 if you would like to be involved. We shall also need volunteers to help in fund raising and organising other events for the Guild Hall Garden project. This will be challenging but also great fun.

Forest of Arden Agricultural Society Annual Ploughing & Hedging Competition to be held at New End Farm, Spernal, Studley on Thursday 15th September. Secretary Sue Westmacott 01564 793746

Art in Henley Monday 12th September - talk from John Beaman. Members to submit entry's for possible production of limited edition of A in H Christmas Cards.

Henley & Beaudesert Civic Society Thursday 15th September in the Fire Station Room 8.00pm for an illustrated talk about Sarehole & Blakesley Mill by Mr. Rolls(Curator)

Henley-in-Arden Flower Club Tuesday 13th September in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm for ‘Bright & Beautiful” with Jane Fox. Competition: ‘Treasure Chest’ Items for October Newsletter to Tricia Hammond please at 132 High Street by NOT LATER than Wednesday 14th September and marked ‘Parish Newsletter’

Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service If you think that you could serve your community, are over 18 years old and you live within 5 minutes of the Fire Station, have you considered becoming a part-time fire fighter? For more information contact Richard Butler 07974408977
There are still vacancies in some areas of Henley-in-Arden for NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Co-ordinators. If you are aware that  you are not covered in your area or are willing to be a co-ordinator. Please contact Annette Walker on 792837

Rural Housebound Service This is a partnership between Warwickshire County Council & Age Concern and is a free library service to housebound residents in rural areas of the county who *Do not have access to transport. *Do not have family or friends who can regularly exchange library books. *Are unable to visit
their local or mobile library.

Two volunteers visit homes once a month, bringing a selection of  books, talking books, music cassettes or jigsaws. If you are eligible or know of someone who might benefit, please contact Debbie Sly on 01926 851031

Business ClubTHE WARWICKSHIRE BUSINESS CLUB holds their monthly lunchtime meeting on third Thursday of each month from 11.30am to 2.15pm at the Henley Golf Club. There is a one hour networking session followed by a quality lunch and a informative speaker on a business topic.

Rotary ClubTHE ROTARY CLUB of Henley-in-Arden meets at the Golf Club on Monday evenings at 7pm.

New members are always welcome. Please call: Robin Freeman on 01789 765411 or email robinf@ribi.org

The Henley-in-Arden Bridge Club plays Duplicate Bridge of intermediate standard on Tuesday evenings at the the White Swan Hotel and usually find time for a tipple, which may or may not improve our play!!. Play commences at 7.15 promptly. There are normally 5 - 8 tables and the club does not issue master points.

For further information please contact the Secretary - Christine Whitehouse on 01564 792993.

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