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District Advertiser

Southam Office Supplies


14 Market Hill, Southam
Tel: 01926 815433 Ink Cartridges - Stationery Photo Frames - Office Furniture
Open:- Mon - Fri : 9-5pm Sat: 10 - 1pm

Southam

Established 1994

June 2011

MeadoWCaRe
Give Your Paddock a KiCK StArt
Spring tine Harrowing, Aerating & rolling, top Dressing, Flail Mowing, topping, Hay Mowing, Baling (conventional) Hay & Straw Supplied. Home: 01327 260990 Mobile: 07902 789252 Email: Brett@meadowcare.biz

STARRE Holiday cottages


Accountancy Services Limited
Chartered Certified Accountants

www.starrecottages.co.uk

Lets

Day Nursery for Children aged 0 to 5 years


High quality childcare provided with the personal touch Excellent reputation within the Southam area Spacious, stimulating rooms in a self-contained building with large, well secured outdoor play areas in idyllic and safe surroundings Home cooked food with dietary OPEN DAY requirements catered for Strong Ofsted reports 18th June 2011 10am - 1pm Flexible sessions for shift workers Term-time only availability School day sessions, 9am to 3pm/ 9am to 4pm Funded sessions available Support and involvement with local community as well as schools within the area Holiday discount

For further details call Nicky Taylor, Nursery Manager...........01926 817827 Let us give you peace of mind and deal with all your childcare needs
Church of England First School, Church Road, Long Itchington, Southam, CV47 9PN
Company No. 523955

www.bizzytots.com

For all of your accounting needs at very competitive rates

Southam Taxi - Private Hire


01926 812145 07771 637539
Local & Long Distance Airport
Car MPV 8 Seater
www.centurycardallsltd.co.uk

(01926) 810187
email: sian@samaccountancy.co.uk
1st Floor Offices, Brewsters Corner, Pendicke Street, Southam, CV47 1PN

Call Sian Bulyka on

Over 100 Years of Service

District Directory
Accounting/ Secretarial
Cottons Chartered Accounts .....................................................(01926) 813941 Grosvenor Independent Financial Planning ....................................... 07973 889730 Marilyn Pegg .............................. 07949 912121 Sam Accountancy Services ......... (01926) 810187

Aerials
Allied Aerials ...........................(01926) 814289 Buckby Aerials ........................... 07792536830 AGS metal recycling ............... (01926) 813032 Cars Wanted .............................(01926) 632222 DM Car Care. ...........................(01926) 813332 Grasmere Garage Services ........ (01926) 814305 John King - Car Refinishing...(01926) 817443 Landtyres ..................................(01926) 613889 Mota-Bars ................................(01926) 426382 RVS Car Sales/Car wash ......... (01926) 811600 Spraycraft ................................. (01926) 428484

Bikes/Cars /Repairs/Hire /Tyres

Do You Want Your House Cleaned ................... .....................................................(01926) 634812 Jim Watson - Re-Upholstery ..(01926) 812862 Floor Renovation Co ................. 0800 0746552 Michael Jerome carpets ..........(01926) 813325 M J Baldwin ...............................(01295) 750533 Polished Floor Company ........(01926) 886607 Oven Valeting Service ..........(01295) 770225 Southam Carpets .....................(01926) 814944 Tithecrest Upholstery .............(01926) 857121

Carpets/Curtains/Cleaning Services/ Furnishings

A.J. Block Paving Contractors ... (01926) 815717 AJ Brunt Carpenter & Joiner ... (01926) 612867 Bill Haigh Plastering ................ 07534 277999 Broadwell Building & Development Company .....................................................(07710) 296313 CJ & ND Wright ........................(01926) 814541 Colin Constable Groundworks (01926) 813527 Duo Bathroom Installations ..(01327) 262655 D. W. Heating ............................(01926) 813476 Edwards Roofing Services......... (01926) 401828 Grahame Barnes Ltd ...............(01295) 660152 I G Carpentry .............................. 07958 305278 J.P.Collins Builders .................(01926) 612801 Kimberley Home & Garden Maintenance ......... .....................................................(01926) 814505 Little Man Maintenance ..........(01926) 810530 Michael Dawson Carpentry ...........(01926) 815400 NT pointing Services ................ 07866 566286 New Roofing Services ............(01327) 349756 P & B Carpentry & Builders ......... (01926) 612399 P M Plastering ...........................(01926) 315196 P. S. Luck ...................................(01926) 813337 Pro - Clean .................................(01295) 701391 Simply Kitchens .......................(01295) 770216 Southam Services Ltd ........(01926) 812385 Storm Locks .........(01926) 811990 Village Kitchens ......................(01926) 811223 Warwick Builders & Shopfitters(01926) 612610 W Goodwin & Sons ..................(01926) 812445

Homes Improvements/Services/Building

Pharmacies

Southam Pharmacy ................. (01926)812287 Advance Gas .............................(01926) 831644 C H Plumbing ...........................(01926) 812092 DNW Plumbing & Heating ......(01926) 640797 Newbery Plumbing Services ..(01926) 612703 Superior Plumbing Services.... (01926)812043

Plumbers/ Drain Services

Picture Framing/Gallery

Old Post Office Gallery ...........(01926) 429216

Printing / Design / Graphics

Starre Design & Print ..............(01926) 815433 Fox and Hen ..............................(01926) 812498 Shahs ........................................... 01789 471111 Shukurs Brasserie ....................(01926) 642171

Pubs/Restaurants/ Hotels/Takeaway

Removal/ Storage / Clearance

Paul King Clearances ..............(01327) 263157 Abacus Pre-school Nursery ...(01295) 771050 Beechwood Child Care.............. 01926 815155 Beehive Day Nurseries Ltd ....(01926) 811551 Bright Horizons .......................(01926) 811551 Boddington C.E. Upper Bod ... (01327) 260120 Bizzy Tots ................................(01926) 817827 Dassett CE. Pri.Fenny Compton (01295) 770267 Harbury Primary ......................(01926) 612656 Harbury Nursery ......................(01926) 612656 Harbury Pre-School .................(01926) 614316 Harbury School Kids Club .....(01926) 613740 Jam Kangaroo ...........................(01926) 813815 Leamington Hastings CE Inf .(01926) 632359 Long Itchington CE Primary ..(01926) 814819 Long Itchington Pre-School ..(01926) 811400 Napton Pre- School ..................(01926) 815388 Priors School.............................(01327) 260527 Stockton Stepping Stones ......(01926) 813789 Southam Primary School .......(01926) 812520 Southam Primary Pre School .(01926) 811022 Southam Dis. Childrens Centre (01926) 814953 Southam College ......................(01926) 812560 Sou. Col. Community Ed .......(01926) 810942 St James Primary .....................(01926) 812127 St Lawrence - Napton ..............(01926) 812447 St Marys Catholic Primary ....(01926) 812512 St. Marys Childrens Club ......(01926) 812969 Stockton Primary .....................(01926) 812483 The Grange Pre-School ..........(01926) 812158 The Priors School ................... (01327) 260527 Warwickshire College ............... 0800 7836767 Warwickshire College Moreton Morrell............ .....................................................(01926) 884814 Windmills Nursery School ....... 01926 614564

Schools/Colleges/ Nurseries/ Tuition

Greenways Care Home .......... (01926) 633294 Harbury Surgery ......................(01926) 612232 Health First Foot Care Products ........................ .....................................................(01926) 811803 NHS Direct Helpline: Local Rate ... 0845 46 47 Catering Southam Clinic .........................(01926) 815045 The Cook Shop ........................(01926) 888588 Southam Surgery ....................... 0844 4773620 St. Wulstan Surgery .................(01926) 810939 Citizens Advice/Councils Cit. Advice Bureau ...................(01789) 293299 NHS Out of Service Hours ......... 0300 1 303040 Environmental ..........................(01789) 260839 Warwickshire Support ............(01788) 812544 Southam Town Council ..........(01926) 814004

Health/ Homes

A J Morgan Trees, Hedges, Fences .................... Compusult-SB ...........................(01926) 817228 .....................................................(01327) 261137 P. C. Doctor ............................. (01926) 813535 Barby Nurseries ......................(01788) 890314 Chris Coleman Garden Services(01926) 810702 Chimney Sweep Coral Moore - Turf...................(01926) 817587 W J Brooks - Chimney Sweep (01926) 335639 David White Tree Surgery ......... (01926) 642401 Earth Energy Garden Care ........07748 854533 Electric/Electricians Farnborough Garden Centre .(01295) 690479 County Electrical Co ...............(01926) 812841 Iains Gardening Service ............ 07799 107867 Cornerways Electrical .............(01926) 811810 Jack Cooper ..............................(07973) 258653 C S Electrical .............................. 07912 381453 Jumbo Jet pressure washing .(01327) 312277 Entertainment/Events/Leisure/Clubs/Hire Kenilworth Garden Services..........(01926) 855440 Love Ballet .................................(01926) 815957 Meadowcare .............................(01327) 260990 Solicitors/ Wills/Advice Napton Art Group ..................... 01926 812991 Odd Job Grass Services ..........(01926) 632620 Keith Harvey & Company ......(01926) 814018 Secret Gardens Musical Theatre School ........... Tom Rodgers - Tree Services..........(01926) 810716 .................(01926) 817700 Southam & District ....................................................... 07855 533442 S & M Fencing Inner Wheel Club-Southam... (01926) 613789 Southam Ramblers .................(01788) 890383 Library Southam Stompers ..................(01327) 260279 Harbury Library .......................(01926) 613297 Lions General Enquiries .........(01926) 814294 Scholastic UK book Fair. www.scholastic.co.uk Southam Library ......................(01926) 812523 Harbury Village Club ..............(01926) 612498 Southam in Bloom .................. (01926 811302) Florists Office Supplies Southam Lions Furniture .......(01926) 811991 Jacqueline the florist ..............(01926) 812440 Southam Office Supplies........ (01926) 815433 Rotary Club ..............................(01926) 815831 Rotary Club Southam 2000 ...(01926) 815831 Funeral Directors Painting & Decorating W Goodwins .............................(01926) 812445 Dave Moore ..............................(01926) 814899 Royal British Legion ................(01926) 812185 D. T. Evans & Son ....................(01926) 817845 Round Table.... ......................... .(01926 817427 Health & Beauty/Hair/Self Development/ Trevor Payne Painting & Decorating................. Lingerie ....................................................... 07960 631673 Telephone Kyle Boyce - Telephone Man .(01926) 315238 Blush Lingerie.......................... (01327) 301444 Chloes Beauty ............................ 07841 478766 Pest control ....(07867) 768533 Taxis/ Coaches Health First Chiropody/Podiatry ...................... Wipe Out Wasps/Pests Century cardalls ....................... (01926)812145 .....................................................(01926) 811803 Pets/Stables/Supplies/ Livery Ink Lined To Colour .................. 07771 633844 Avonvale Veterinary Centres (01926) 812826 Curtis Cars ................................(01926) 811517 Julies Mobile Beauty................. 07932 061049 Dog Grooming Service ...........(01327) 260 834 Exec Cars ..................................(01926) 817878 Mrs Smith Hair & Beauty ........(01926) 811154 Woodbine Stables ....................(01788) 810349 Victim Support/ Volunteers Pam Ashford Counselling & Reiki ..................... Friendship Project ..................(02476) 362995 .....................................................(01926) 811707 Property Patt Stock Bowen Therapy .................................. South Devon Holiday Cottage(01789) 840615 Victim Support .........................(01926) 336474 .....................................................(01926) 811140 Starre Cottages ......................... (01297) 21685

Computers/ Network

Landscaping /Farm Supplies/ Services

General Plumbing Complete Bathroom Refits Ensuite Showers / Bathrooms Toilets / Taps / Sinks Central Heating / Radiators Free Quotes Competitive Rates Fully Insured

Plumb Local
SolutionS

Turf

Supplied & Laid

Mobile: 07545 706456 Tel: 01788 817207 Email: phil@plumbsolutions.net

All groundwork undertaken: Fencing, Hedges, Patios, Decking etc. Home (01926) 613134 Call JACK COOPER Mob 07973 258653

EST. 2001

DM Car customer comes first Care Centre where the


Summ Specia er ls

CHECK OuT these tyre prices Limited Stocks BE QuICK


30.15 33.50 37.00 40.95 44.60 205 40 17 225 45 17 224 40 18 195 70 15 185 R14 Budgets 39.95 Firestone SZ 80.00 Falken 69.90 Falken Van 53.20 Van 8PR 40.40

175 65 14 185 60 14 185 65 15 195 50 15 205 55 16

Budgets Falken Budgets Firestone Budgets

Includes Valves - Balance and Casing Disposal

Many more makes in stock. Ring now for a quote. You wont believe how cheap we are
All our tyres carry a 4 year manufacturers warranty

ial Spec son Servicing & MOTs r For June - July Offe Ring or visit our website for details
Classic Cars also WelWE comeBOAT
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COLL EC & DEL TION IVERY

FREE

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Stockton Marine Centre,Rugby Rd, Stockton Nr Southam CV47 8HS

OPENING HOURS
STOCKTON

LONG ITCHINGTON

MON- FRI 8AM - 5.30PM SAT 9.00AM - 1PM

SOUTHAM SOUTHAM TELEPHONE:

(01926) 813332

E: dmcarcare@talktalk.net

w: www.dmcarcarecentre.co.uk

Cine Films - Slides - Photos - Camcorder Tapes - Foreign Tape Converted, Multiple Duplications - Tape Repairs - Editing Photos From Video Open Reel Audio to standard Audio cassette - CD - Mini disc

We can Transfer your memories onTo DVD, cD eTc

@ Southam Office Supplies, 14 Market Hill. 01926 815433


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Dear Readers

Hi there, I hope you are all still enjoying the lovely weather. Good weather is always a double edged sword, the Sunshine helps to promote that feel good factor but unfortunately for the joy of having a few weeks of sunshine at the wrong time of year, causes our farmers and wildlife major problems. Crops dont grow, streams and rivers dry up or get very low, animals and birds, domestic or wild begin to suffer. Weve had some rain off and on lately, but not enough yet. Maybe we will have April showers turning up in June! Someone said to me once, It would be great if it just rained at night and let the sun shine through the day. Would that help, I dont know, it would certainly upset anyone or any animals who were out only at night! Since we are now into summer there are many local events taking place, keep your eyes peeled for dates on our notice board. Although not a weather pun, there seems to be a couple of clouds hovering over the area, we have the fight against the high speed train cutting across between Ladbroke and Southam on route to Birmingham and the wind farm proposed for Knightcote. Wind power is a good idea, however, I think that, as we are an island, surely it is better to build them a mile off the coast where people dont have to hear the swoosh of the turbine props at the end of their road. Take care until next time. Nicki

lakh@starre.co.uk

would like to know if you receive your copy every month. If you dont we would like to hear from you. Call 01926 811911 or email: info@districtadvertisers.co.uk

The District Advertiser

The

DEADLINES
FOR thE NExt ISSuES

District Advertisers

Daventry ...................9th June Southam ...................16th June Kineton & Wellesbourne ...................27th June

The Team
Director ......... ......... Peter Sales ............. .........Karen Accounts....... ........... Bev Graphic Design & Setting ..................................Nicki ..................................Lakhy Production & Printing ...................................Alan ..................................John

Leaflets and flyers can also be distributed with Advertisers to these specific areas.

The District Advertisers


Tel: (01926) 811911 Fax: (01926) 817958 Email: karen@districtadvertisers.co.uk
Copyright protected 2007. All adverts and artwork created by the District Advertisers, are not to be reproduced, copied, duplicated or used in any other publication without prior permission of the District Advertisers.

SUFFER FROM BACK PAIN?


Book your appointment now by calling

Bowen Treatment

www.pattstock.co.uk

01926 811140

Brewsters Corner, Pendicke St. Southam

S & M FENCING
Michael Pratt
Fencing-Decking-Pergolas-Gazebos-Sheds Patios & Turf Laid Telephone: (01926) 817700 All Erected At The Right Price Mobile: 07733 466947 Established for 20 Years

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Flowers with Flair by Carol Harratt

Email: michaelp27@btinternet.com

7 Market Hill, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 0HE Email: jacflorist@hotmail.com Phone: 01926 812440 www.jacquelinetheflorist.co.uk

Down the Garden Path


- Summer should have arrived at last and gardeners can start to enjoy their gardens with much of the heavy work completed. Beware however, as there is still time for late frosts which can still harm tender bedding and vegetables early in the month. This month has the year's longest day and can be described as the flower garden month as roses, herbaceous plants and summer bedding really start to put on a marvelous show now. The downside is that weeds and grass grow just as quickly, making weeding and mowing one of the gardener's main activities.

Petes Piece
cape gooseberries, etc. All of these can now be planted in pots or growbags under glass.

June

to newly planted trees and shrubs now can cause plants to fail not only now but also later in the year.

Patio Pots and Hanging Baskets Now is the time to be planting those pots, tubs and hanging baskets for vivid splashes of colour throughout the summer. A full range of bedding and basket plants are in stock at Farnborough Garden Centre, together with a massive selection of pots and planters together with hanging baskets and liners in many styles and materials. The garden pond can be stocked or restocked this month with both plants and snails. Farnborough Garden Centre now stocks a full range of water plants and moisture-loving plants together with water snails and freshwater mussels. Planting containers and aquatic compost are also available. If you haven't room for a full-size pond, come and look at our water features and fountains to give that lovely sound of running water in the garden. Continue to plant vegetable plants outdoors such as cabbage, sprouts, leeks, onions, marrows, runner beans, French beans etc. If you don't have a vegetable plot, try mixing some of these in flowerbeds or containers for that extra special taste of home-grown vegetables later in the year.

Plants looking good now:Flowers and scent - Viburnum,


Lavenders, Roses

Water Gardens -

Monthly Reminders
Roses
- Pests and diseases now begin to attack in the warm moist conditions and checks should be made regularly to decide if spraying is required. The chemicals available have diminished, but some organic or biological controls are also available. Deadhead flowers as they die back to encourage new buds. - Prune deciduous flowering shrubs as they finish flowering to keep in shape and encourage new growth that will flower next year. Remove old and dead wood first, then trim to shape, etc. Shrubs to keep an eye on for pruning include: lilac, deutzia, philadelphus, weigela and kolkwitzia, etc. It is still a good time to plant container-grown trees and shrubs, but please remember to water frequently and copiously, especially during dry spells. Lack of adequate water

Flowers

Clematis (species), Peonies, Poppies, Wisteria

Foliage - Japanese Acers, Conifers, Hebes,


Euonymus

Trees and Shrubs

Vegetables -

June is one of the most colourful months in the garden and a time when gardeners can spend time to appreciate their efforts throughout the winter and spring. There is still plenty of time to add to the herbaceous border or herb bed, etc and the stocks of plants and sundries at Farnborough Garden Centre are probably at their biggest at this time of year.
We hope to see you visit us soon if only to sample the farmhouse ice cream or choose a cuddly or collector's Teddy Bear.

Greenhouses

- A wide range of vegetables for greenhouse use are now on sale at the Garden Centre including tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, melons,

Summer GardeninG
at FarnborouGh

Summer Bedding Plants Trailing & Basket Plants Containerised Roses Japanese Acers Pots & Containers Water Garden Plants

The Garden Lovers Garden Centre


Open 6 days a week Tue to sat 9am - 5:30pm sunday 10:30am - 4:30pm Open Bank Holiday Mondays

On A423 Southam Road Nr. Farnborough, Banbury OX17 1EL Tel: (01295) 690479

wHere THinGs fOr yOur Garden wOnT COsT THe earTH

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ELEPHONE MA
Kyle Boyce

01926 315238 Former B.T. Engineer

07761 077167 26 Years Service

Brush & Vac Service


Tel:(01926) 335639 Mobile: 07710 359948 Weddings Attended
2, Argyle Way, Bishops Tachbrook, Leamington. CV33 9RG

Chimney Sweep

W.J. Brooks

Residential Engineer Sockets Relocated Free Estimates Additional Sockets for Phones & Computers etc. ADSL Activation Faults Quality at no extra cost

Its your call www.thetelephoneman.biz

D o n t forge t Fa ther s D ay
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Local Family Business

0800 298 6185


www.buckbyaerials.co.uk
Mob 07792 536830

Call for a FREE Quote

BASCOTE HEATH, SOUTHAM CV47 2DN

THE FOX & HEN


Good Food & Real Ales
Senior Citizen Lunches, Bar Meals, Grills, Sunday Lunches, Evening Meals,
Warm Welcome & Fantastic Views

Join us Lunchtimes & Evenings for

Tel: 01926 812498


Open Tuesday - Sunday Lunchtimes & Evenings

Meals Served 12-2pm and 6-9pm

Building Carpentry Windows Doors Fencing Decking

Home Improvements

Draw your dad competition for Fathers Day see page 29

Funeral Directors

W Goodwin & Sons


Family owned firm established 1895
Private chapels of rest. New memorials and renovations to existing memorials.

TREE SURGERY AND GARDEN SERVICES


N.P.T.C and City and Guilds Qualified, NFU Fully Insured.

24 Hour Call Out Available Tree Felling Conifer Work Reducing & Pruning Hedge cutting & shaping Seasoned logs & wood chippings available Stump Grinding Mowing & Turfing Fencing & Gates Landscape & Garden Clearance

38, Coventry Street, Southam Tel: (01926) 812445

T:(01926) 855440 M:07855 805644 or M: 07796 688109

A Class Summer
LoveBallet Summer School - Come and Try lots of different dance genres all in the same day Wednesday 27th July and Thursday 28th July, Grange Hall, Southam A great opportunity for your child to come and try out lots of different dance genres by attending our summer school. They can take part in a range of classes from Body Popping, Street Dance, Acting Performance and Singing Workshops, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Jazz and other World Dance. We ran a very popular Easter Dance

School and had some lovely feedback from parents as the children thoroughly enjoyed it. The Summer School will take place Wednesday 27th July and Thursday 28th July from 10.30am - 1.30pm at the Grange Hall, Southam open to all from 6years+.

and involve a mix of dance, gymnastics, rhymthn and music. A lovely opportunity to give your child something new to try so they can explore and enhance their learning and creativity. Lessons will be offered and will start on the following dates. Feel free to come along - Free Trial Class for your

Please book as places are limited.


No Dance experience required, just come along and enjoy the fun. Boogie and Bounce - new classes for 18months - school age LoveBallet Dance Company are set of offer some exciting new classes for children and their carers from 18 months to school age. These classes are a great way for children and their carers to to introduce their child to dance at a young age. The classes are brilliant fun,

first lesson.
Harbury Village Hall Tuesdays 1.30pm 2.30pm (starting Tuesday 7th June) The Grange Hall, Southam 11.00 - 12 noon (starting Wed 8th June) Upper Boddington Village Hall, Upper Boddington 11.45am - 12.45pm (starting Wed 8th June)

For more information please contact

P.M. Plastering
Large, Small, New and Old Work Undertaken. Ceilings, Walls and Bays Patched, Replaced or Drylined. Sand, Cement Internal and External.

Lorraine@loveballet.co.uk or call 07711 010404 www.loveballet.co.uk

Quality, Clean and Reliable Service. 20 years Experience


FOR FREE QUOTES - Call Paul on

Specialists in

john KInG & Son


the Folly Lane, napton. CV47 8nZ
Tel: 01926 817443/813799

Car rEfiniShing Mob: 07852 882878 Email: tjkjohnkings@tiscali.co.uk & BoDywork aCCiDEnt inSuranCE rEPair
paint spraying | restoration | MotorCyCLes | CaraVans aLL types oF paintWorK | priVate WorK | WeLDing
CoLLeCtion & DeLiVery serViCe aVaiLaBLe

Tel: (01926) 316605 Mobile: 07946 510313

Dave Moore Daventrys Underwear Shop


for ladies and gents by talented lady artist
call for an appointment on 07739 071089 28 yrs tting experience with Branded ProductsMastectomy Maternity Bridal Personal bra measuring & tting service Cup sizes from aa to jj. Gift Vouchers Available E: blush.lingerie@btinternet.com www.blush-lingerie.com

Also now offering Home Fitting Service

Offering a wide range of beautiful, elegant & luxurious lingerie from all the leading brands

Off road parking in secure out of town location. Gift Vouchers available. Credit Cards accepted.

23 Sheaf Street, Daventry Tel: 01327 301444

r & or e nt rat ai co P e D
Tel: (01926) 814899 Mobile: 07783 584929

Tree Surgery

David White

Ink Lined To Colour


Call 07771-633844 for further details www.inklinedtocolour.com

Tattoos by Paula

Oven Valeting Service


Let the Professionals Clean your Oven Youll be amazed at the results

Fully Insured Free Estimates Tel:(01926) 642401 Mob:07768 011339


TREATMENTS Eyebrow Tint ......... 4.00 Eyelash Tint ........ 10.00 Basic Facial ......... 15.00 Derma Facial ....... 20.00 Manicure ............... 15.00 Pedicure .............. 15.00 Foot Detox ............ 20.00 Hopi Ear Candles . 15.00

Crown Reduction and Thinning, Tree Surgery & Felling Stump Grinding

C J & N D Wright

26 St. marys Close, Southam all types of drives constructed to new permeable surface regulations.

Kingston Grange, Banbury Rd Lighthorne, Warwick

Drop Kerbs - fully insured & registered under the new street works act. tel: 01926 814541 mob:07850 293967

Mobile Beauty
To make an appoinTmenT

Julies
phone Julie

Phone 01295 770225

www.ovenvaletingservice.co.uk

07932 061049

WAXING Full Leg .......... 12.00 1/2 Leg ............. 8.00 Bikini .............. 10.00 Underarm ......... 8.00 Back ............... 15.00 Eyebrow ........... 5.00 Lip .................... 5.00 Chin .................. 5.00

Do you need someone to help you with your Letters Estimates Invoices Payroll/Wages Preparation Book-keeping and Accounts Telephone Message Service
Prompt and reliable support when you need it Contact Marilyne on 07949912121
E-mail marilyne.pegg@btinternet.com

Confidential Admin Work Support

10 Regent Street | Leamington Spa Tel: 01926 886607 sales@polishedfloor.co.uk

Leamington Showroom

Southam Warehouse Open

17 Southfield Road, Kineton Road Ind. Est, Southam, Warwickshire. CV47 0FB
Open Mon - Fri 9am - 1pm or by appointment

Telephone:

01926 815154
9

next to Southam Post office Sorting office

Fully Qualified Technician friendly & reliable - referenCeS available fully inSured for aCCidenT & publiC liabiliTy

Flat Roofing Guttering Chimney Pointing & Cowlings Fitted Lead Flashing Slating Specialist in Grade 1 & 2 Listed Buildings Call Ricky: 07974 826635 Call nigel: (01327) 349756 ROOFING SERvIcES mobile: 07860 217351 www.new-roofing.co.uk

ROOF PROBLEMS? General Building Insurance Work

Est. 29 years

Southam Cricket Club


Despite heavy rain, Southams 1st XI fixture proceeded unhindered at Old Road on Saturday. Unbeaten pre season, Southam were confident of success despite visitors Four Oaks Saints being tipped as potential champions. The Southam bowlers struggled with an early onslaught from Hewitt(33) but inexpensive spells from Greg Neale, Jordan Calcutt and Tom Wilkins never entirely put the visitors in control. A most fortunate 77 from Baynes Ridgeway, clean bowled first ball by Pilgrim, only for it to be adjudged no ball, set the tone for the remainder of the innings. Four Oaks eventually fumbling to 233 for 8, with Coel Mahoney returning 4 for 39 from 8 overs. Southams reply was edgy and the early loss of both Wiggley and Calcutt at 12-2 had the home side wondering if it would be their day. Only Simon Heath (27) stood tall in the face of former Walmley pace man Hamza Nadeem. The ex Birmingham Premier League bowler was surprisingly inert in the afternoon sun and the arrival of Mahoney (49) steadied the ship. The arrival of leg spinner Khatkar, shifted the balance in favour of the vistors, his 3 for 25 leaving Southam in trouble at 145 for 7. A gritty 34 not out from Nelly (injured in the first over of the day) promised to see Southam to the losing draw figure of 174. But the re-introduction of Nadeem in the dark was too much for the Southam tail which finally succumed on the last ball of the innings, handing victory and 24 points to Four Oaks. Southams 2nd XI fixture was reduced to 45 overs apiece following heavy rain. Winning the toss and electing to field, the early combination of Horleys slow left arm and Henry Wilkins pace, consistently asked questions of the Four Oaks batsmen with only Beattie(26) and Fowler(35) finding double figures. Wilkins finished with an outstanding 3 for 44. Support from veteran Ian Ward (2-28), Adam Heath (2-16) and sharp fielding that included two run outs, left Four Oaks with a meagre total of 121, all out in only 42 overs. Southams reply faltered with the first three wickets falling for only 23 runs. The innings was steadied by skipper Tom Russell, building on his pre season form he eventually fell to Minhas for 60. Horley(22), S Jones and Ward finally scrambling to the total of 122 for 7 in the 34th over. A victory nonetheless over last seasons champions and the side is boyed for the visit of Walsall YMF.

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Movement to Music for people 60+ meeting once a week Grange Hall, Southam. Wed 2.30pm - 4pm Call Denise on 01926 420786 Karate Class on Sunday mornings for Children (from age 5) and Adults at the Graham Adams Centre, St James Road, Southam 10.30am 07659 117032 www.gkrkarate.com Inner Wheel Club of Southam (Distaff side of Rotary) Meet at The Fox & Hen , Bascote, 4th Thursday of each month 11am followed by lunch at noon. Joyce Willcox 01926 613789 Stockton Garden Club Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 8pm in Stockton Village Hall (adjacent The Nelson Club). Southam & District Lions Club Meet at Royal British Legion Galanos House, Banbury Rd. The 1st & 3rd Wed each month at 8pm. Tony Lorimer 01926 811710 Malt Shovel Angling Society Based in South Warwickshire with waters on the R.Avon and R.Leam. Tel: (01789) 841372. Jam Kangaroo - Friday Morning 0- 18 months Every Friday 10 - 11am Old School House, School Street, Southam 01926 813815 Southam Ramblers Sundays or Wednesdays. 9.30am Woodstreet car park. Enquiries 01788 890383 Long Itchington W.I 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Community centre, Stockton road. Tel: (01926) 812738.

Learn the basics of Tarot cards and learn how to communicate with your guardian angel 01327 703399 or 07712369244 Tuesday Club meets in the lounge of the Congregational Church, Wood Street, Southam, on Tuesdays at 2.30 pm. Contact Tel. no. 812695 Rotary Club of Southam 2000 Meet at The Fox & Hen, Thursday of each week at 7.30pm 01926 815831 Belly Dance Classes Mondays at the Graham Adams Centre The Class is 7-8pm 01926 815987. Yoga Class 7.30 - 9pm Mondays. Boddington Village Hall Beginners welcome. Contact Mary Hunt 01327 260108 Southam Tug of War team. Tues & Thurs at Priors Marston Sports & Social Club. 7.30pm Arabic Belly Dance Class with Susan Donovan at Stockton Village Hall 01926 811387 Every Thursday Windmill Singers 8pm 10pm St Mary School, Daventry Rd. Southam Thursday www.windmillsingers.co.uk Tel: (01926) 813477 Friendly Bridge Club Meet weekly on Monday evenings- Duplicate. Wednesday afternoon Chicago. Nancy Davies Tel: (01926) 614104 Local Cats Protection League Safeguarding the health & wellbeing of cats please contact Beverley Pearson 078402 70058 Line Dancing At the Grange Hall Southam, every Tuesday Morning 10.30 - 11.30 am Guide Dogs for the blind. Collecting boxes at the Library & Avondale Vets Tel: (01926) 813178 Southam Womens Institute. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm in St Mary Primary School hall. Ring 813286 or 812322 for more details Southam Womens Fellowship Meet every Thursday at 2.15pm in the lounge at Wulstan Court. call 01926 813920 Tel: 01926 813920 The Grange Players, at The Grange Hall Come along every Tuesday evening. 7-16 year olds from 6.30-8pm; adults from 8-10pm. Doreen on 01926 614815 The Fosseway Studio Group meet once a month as a group Louise Jennings 01926 882602. Fun with Stockton Brownies aged 7-10 years. Every Wednesday in Stockton Village Hall, 6-7.30pm. aged 18-65 years. email: cherry. shaw@gmail.com or 07811 141 506 Funky Dance/Street - Thursday Evenings from 4.30pm for all ages from 3 years upwards. Ballet Lessons - Tuesday Evenings from 4.00pm till 6.30pm for all ages from 3 years upwards Gymnastics - Thursday Evenings from 5.00pm for all ages The Grange Hall, Southam. Lorraine 07711 010404 www. loveballet.co.uk Lorraine@loveballet.co.uk St John Ambulance-Southam Quad Division meet @ the Graham Adams Centre Margaret Scott on 01926 812959 Napton Art Group meet Thursday afternoons at Napton Village Hall at 2pm. Contact Louise Jennings 01926 882602 Pilates Class on Monday mornings 9.30am at the Graham Adams Centre 5 per session. Claire on 07879 896888 Southam & District Lions Club have a Furniture Sale every month at the back of the Co-op in Southam. Its on the second Saturday Table Tennis Tuesday 7.30 to 9.30pm Southam Primary School, Non League social table tennis 3 per night Call 01926 812025 for info Southam & District Lions Club meet on the first and third Wednesdays each month at GALANOS House at 8pm. The Sealed Knot We have regular meetings locally and perform large scale 17th C English Civil War battle re-enactments. Adam Blockley 01926 641615 or awblockley@hotmail.com

Womens Hour at Long Itchington Chapel Church Rd. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays each month at 2-30pm Phone Nan on 814443 Age Concern Warwickshire lunch club at Willett House every other Wednesday, 11.30 1.30 Denise 01789 205059. Harbury Toddler Group Join us for fun play sessions for babies & toddlers, Wight School behind the Library every Monday 9.30-11.30. Jemima 01926 614971 Harbury Art Group Harbury Art Group meets for tutor-led workshops 10am to 3.30pm on 1st Thursday of every month in Tom Hauley Room. Tel Nick on 07870 352786 or Pam on 01926 814923 for details. Wednesday Open House afternoons An opportunity for you to find out more about: Southams Cardall Collection. The Wednesday Club, Long Itchington 8th June Mr Wolstencroft - talk on Mercy Ships Community Centrre 2.30pm Southam In Bloom Meetings second Tuesday of the month at 7.30p.m. in The Congregational Church, Wood Street, Southam. Chris on 01926 811302 Rotary Club of Southam Meet at The Fox & Hen Public House Tuesday of each week. 12.45pm for 1pm (evening meeting on 5th Tuesday in any month, 6.45 for 7pm). Jean Foster Tel: (01926) 812003 Southam and District Round Table meets evenings of the 2nd and 4th Monday each month For men aged 18 to 45. Call Jens on 01926 817427 and visit www.sanddrt.org.uk. Southam and Community Bereavement Group: next meeting Wednesday 8th December 10 a.m 12.00 noon. Southam Community Church on the second Wednesday of each month. Tel. 01926 811144. SOUTHAM RUGBY CLUB Welcomes all players new and old. U17s which is 15 to 17 yr old Colts which is 17-19yr and 3 Senior teams. Training on Tuesday & Thursday evenings with training from 6.15pm - 7.30pm on Tuesdays only for the younger players & from 7.30pm - 9pm for Seniors both days. visit www.southamrufc.org.uk Art classes are held by Jan Freeman every Tuesday morning from 10-12 in Harbury. Call Jan on 01926 614251 / 07746871134 Southam Stroke Support Group for everyone affected by a stroke Meet fortnightly The Grange Hall, Coventry Rd, Southam Thursday 19th May. 07582 130855 or sarah. brightwater@stroke.org.uk Southam Darby & Joan Club Meet 1st Friday monthly at Wattons Lodge. 2pm - 4.30pm 01926 813652/814294 Sexual Health/GU Medicine Clinic Warwick 01926 495321 ext 4401& Stratford 01789 205831 ext 5245 Warwick & District Breathe Easy Group. Meets the first Monday in the month at 7pm at St Marys Church Centre, St Marys Road, Leamington Spa, CV31 1JW 02476 69 7262. Southam Carers Group 10.30 - 12.30pm at Southam Clinic, Pendicke St, Southam. Call 01926 485486 Extend yourself with Movement to Music aimed at people 60+ Call Denise if interested 01926 420786 Good Neighbours Monthly Meeting at Stockton Village Hall meet the last Thursday of each month, starts 2.30pm Open to all persons over 50 yrs contact Margaret 812022 Epilepsy Action The local Branch meets on the second Monday of the month at the Oddfellows Hall, Warwick Street, Leamington, at 7.30 pm. Peter on 01926 812953. Long Itchington Pilots Club at the Chapel, Church Road for children aged from 4years. Wednedays in term time at 6-15pm Tel: Marion at 07812 804924 for details Southam United FC always welcome new male and female players Contact Chairman Charles Hill on 07802 949781

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Out of the Blue Family Fun Festival
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Our Line Dancing classes have been running in Southam for eight years and are a great place to make friends and get fit. So if you havent got your cowboy boots out yet - do it now! Tuesday 10.30-11.30 a.m at The Grange Hall - beginners Wednesday 7.30-9.30p.m at The Grange Hall - intermediate, Thursday 7.30-8.30p.m at Southam Primary School - beginners For more info call 01327 260279 Classes are run by a trained & approved instructor of the B-W-D-A Good luck to Richard Cutts of Birdingbury who along with four work colleagues is cycling on 23rd June from London to Paris, 342 miles in 3 days, raising money for The Right to Play Charity. www.righttoplay.org.uk

sponsored by Mrs Smiths Hair and Beauty Salon was Mrs W Jeffs, Banbury Rd Southam. Well done. The Windmill Singers Madrigals to Musicals
Our Lady & St Wulstan R.C. Church, Southam Saturday 25th June 2011 at 7.30pm Southams Windmill Singers present a concert, Madrigals to Musicals at Our Lady & St Wulstan Church , Southam on Saturday 25th June at 7.30pm. The concert traces music through the ages with the choir performing sacred music, spirituals, and modern selections from Les Miserables, and songs made famous by Elton John, Sting, Chrystal Gale, George Shearing and a few surprises! The choir will also perform the Vivaldi Credo with string accompaniment. Windmill Singers musical director, Gary Beaman says, This concert by the Windmills offers an exciting mixture of music to satisfy all tastes and has been an enormous challenge for the choir and one which they have embraced whole heartedly The concert is free but donations will be gratefully received. This summer the Windmill Singers have been invited to make a guest appearance at Wakefield cathedral. For further information editors may contact: Windmill Singers Musical Director, Gary Beaman on 01926 498264 Windmill Singers Chairman, Bill Buckler on 01926 633409 www.windmillsingers.co.uk The Windmill Singers are is a Registered Charity No.508079

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Local MP Jeremy Wright has been on a fact-finding trip to a wind farm in Cambridgeshire which has made him even more determined to fight plans for a similar development at Knightcote. Mr Wright, whose Kenilworth and Southam constituency covers Knightcote, visited a 12-turbine site near Huntingdon. One thing is inescapable, he said after the visit, These turbines are huge structures which utterly devastate the immediate landscape and, because they move and because of their colour, they draw the eye. Finding the right location for wind turbines is not just about the amount of wind available but also about the damage they do to views of the spectacular countryside. In general, I believe that wind turbines should be offshore, not inland, where visual impacts are less and the strength of the wind greater. The company wanting to build the wind farm at Knightcote, Broadview, has already won, on appeal, permission to erect a 60-metre high measuring mast. Local action group Feldon Residents Against Wind farm Turbines (FRAWT) is fighting

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This year Southam In Bloom is holding an Open Gardens Day. Seventeen-plus gardens will be open from 11:00am to 5:00pm. On show will be a wonderful variety of small and large gardens including riverside, walled, cottage, vegetable and even one with its own (small) railway - in fact something for everyone! Entrance will be by programme (3 per adult, children free), available beforehand from Goodwins or Jacqueline The Florist and, on the day, from St James Church or any of the Gardens. The Church and Cardall Collection will be open to visitors and a number of the Gardens will be serving refreshments.

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Southam of Yesteryear
My article last month in which a mention was made of Southams Town Band; has resulted in further information that I think warrants mention. I had been told that as a young chap Stewart Pittom was in the band, so when I met Stewart out side the Co-Op, it was a golden opportunity to find out more about the towns musical past. Although it carried the town name, its members were not all Southam folk, they coming from the surrounding villages. Some Southam members he mentioned were the three Lea brothers who lived up Abbey Lane, and Mr. Priest; perhaps living in Old Road. Within five minutes of leaving Stewart, I met a lady who was in infants school with me, now Mrs. Gillian Flowers but formerly Gill Usher. She had just come from Southam Office Supplies; where the Advertiser is compiled and produced, after having a photograph of the band re printed. Within that photograph was her dad who I think was standing next to Mr. Ron Cleals dad; whom I mentioned in last months issue of the Advertiser. During my chat with Stewart, he could not speak too highly of the band master Mr. Thomas Whites musical abilities. He, Stewart, said that their was no musical instrument he, Thom; could not play, many of which had no place in a silver band, they, being instruments of the orchestra. Mr.Cardalls Blue Ping Band being the closest Southam ever came to having an orchestra. Stewart recalled that at one Southam band concert; Thom entertained those listening, with a violin number, played on a carpenters saw. Stewart also said that those who could play an instrument and who wished to join the band, were auditioned in Thoms stone masons shed that stood in his stone masons yard. It being close by to the Napton Road bridge, and on the town side of the River bank. After a telephone chat with Stewart two days later; he recalled the following band members of the early 1950s. Mr Peter Hewer whose father kept the flower beds in good order down Coventry Street. Now under tarmac and grass, and used as little more than an extension to the foot path. If Mr. Hewer saw you put a foot on his pride and joy, he would chase you with his broom, shouting, I know who you are and I will tell your dad. How things have changed. Mr. Bernard Rawbone was also a band member. His dad, Len, who worked for Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft at Baginton; were I did my apprenticeship; was the head man, collecting the fairs for Mr. Aston of Marton, whose coaches took us and many others from villages around, who worked at AWA. The workforces when I started being around 11,000. Mr.Vic Hodges was a band member, Victor Hodges House being named after him. A Mr. Jack Baldwin whos nickname was Killer and I believe resided on Tattle Bank. A Mr. Hodges who I believe was a rope maker, whose son Ken was a car salesman with Soans of Leamington Spa.

Another band member was Mr . Joe Best who lived on Welsh Road East at the Gas House. This being the gas works managers house when Southam was producing its own gas. Joe running a coal coke and general haulage business from there. Two other Southam men were given to me as Mr Morgan and his son Ken ; they I believe lived on Banbury Road on the left as you pass over Browns Bridge. Not all Southam town band members were from Southam. I understand that Mr. Jim Rathbone from Southam was a member as was two of his family members from Napton. A Mr. Jase Windsor from Long Itchington who was a special constable and ran a small musical group in Long Itchington is the last man that I know of. Before continuing, I should mention that the Long Itchington cement works, when owned by Mr. Lister Kaye had its very own band, as did Bishops Itchington. Some information has come my way from a Mr. Kenneth Owen, who is a member of the Leamington History group, and is in the process of collecting information on

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Warwickshire Bands for a forthcoming book. Starting in 1955, the following account is given. In the course of 1955 the band lost two prominent members, Mr. Sidney Cooper who passed away in the Warnford Hospital at Leamington Spa in the first week of June; and then Mr. Phil Hope aged 48. Both men having been active band members over many years. Phil Hope lived close to us at the mill; he living at Teviot Lodge as still does his daughter Dorothy. She in the passing of time is now Mrs. Dorothy Warner. Her husband Rex being a member of the Warner family that I think have lived in Stockton for many generations. At a meeting held in the Black Dog on Tuesday November 29th; under the watchful eye of Mr. J J Brown, presiding in the absence of the band President Mr. C. Borne; the band secretary Mr. Hall, most likely Mr. Phil, said that the band had not met since May. This as a result of the death of band members, and several having moved to pastures new. An effort had been made to seek help from member of the Bishops Itchington band, but this proved to be a complete failure. With reference to the Bishops Itchington band; as I know nothing about it, I am in no position to write any details, other than to give it a mention. At a band meeting at the Black Dog , the treasurer Mr. G Timms, reported a balance in hand of six pounds three shillings and four pence. This in present day currency

would be six pounds and seventeen pence. Due to inflation this would now be worth one hundred and seven pounds and forty eight pence. There had been neither incomes from engagements or dances, neither outgoing on music or instruments. A suggestion was made to holding a dance in January 1956, to supplement the cash in hand; this then moved on to the sad thought of closing the band down. At that point, it was decided to leave this major decision for a future date. I guess they were hoping that the passing of time would see a change in the bands fortunes However, the passing of time proved this was not to be. At that time, the bands major concern was to find a new band master. It was also decided to try and locate all the ex band members that were still in possession of uniforms and to have all instruments brought to a general meeting to be held in the near future. Officers elected for the forthcoming year were; President Mr. C.W. Bourne, Vice presidents Rev. R T Murray, J.J. Brown, and Mr. A.V. Hodges. Joint Bandmasters were Mr. S. Rathbone and Mr. Alan Reading. Secretary was given as Mr. G. Hall and Treasurer Mr. G. Timms. With reference to Mr. G. Hall; this may have been Mr. Phil Hall as he was one of the main stays of the band. His son Gerald was also a band member, but as of then he would still be a young man. Maybe he was the Secretary, but as Mr. Phil was the office secretary for Brewster Bros; my thoughts are that he was the most likely candidate for that position. Early in January, on Saturday the twelfth, the much respected Mr. Thomas Charles Frederick White past away at the age of 81 years. His funeral being on the

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AQUARIUS 21st Jan - 18th Feb


Everything feels like rebirth such as, new job, friends and possible new home too? Take your time when it comes to those all important decisions. For others around you a wake-up call could mean slight upheaval? ANGEL GUIDANCE Reflect back on the good times as they can generate our future.

SCORPIO 24th Oct - 22nd Nov CANCER 22nd June - 22nd July
Who is on a vision quest? It just might be you but this journey will involve travel which could upset someone nearest or dearest to you? Obstacles are being removed to make way for fresh starts and new beginnings. ANGEL GUIDANCE The Angels ask that you learn to connect with your dreams. Life is looking up especially around the 11st of June and this could involve you receiving extra cash? Everything you do at the moment is effortless because others hold you in the highest esteem. ANGEL GUIDANCE Everyone requires a sanctuary where they can go and gather their thoughts

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A full moon brings a surprise promise so be prepared? Time to get yourself motivated as new opportunities are coming your way! Communication is very important this month especially letters from the Royal Mail? ANGEL GUIDANCE Look to nature for the signs are all around us.

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You only create the ideas that you introduce into your daily life path. So stop blaming others when things go wrong! However, if you want to change things you have the strength and wisdom to do so! ANGEL GUIDANCE No more mountains to climb you have reached your goal.

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Whatever, you started last month is almost near completion! Take a step back and admire your handy work. Romantically, you are in a good place so enjoy. ANGEL GUIDANCE Always release and surrender your negative emotions.

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Life is settling down nicely and maybe having a steady relationship is playing a major part? Talk of a career break though could happen this month which might create huge changes where finances are concerned? ANGEL GUIDANCE Your strength and instinct is increasing and so is your unconditional love.

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Spring activities at Southam Gymnastics


Southam Gymnastics has had a very busy Spring Season.
On 3rd April a display team of 12 gymnasts entered Gymfactor, held at the Sports Centre in the Walsall Campus of Woverhampton University. The Event was open to Clubs throughout the West Midlands for display teams in all gymnastic disciplines & accross the full range of ability . Special effects including coloured spotlights, mist & dramatic music did not phase Brittany Lowe, Chloe Tamana, Bethanie Abbott, Savannah Palmer, Rhiannon Hawthorn, Chloe Brown, William Eadon, Ciara-Ella Askew, Summer Calcutt, Ben Leahy & Abbie Belcher who performed brilliantly. The music We Dont Speak Americano was selected by Chloe Tamana & expertly choreographed by Head Coach Karen Edwards. The Southam display proved to be so popular that it was the only performance with audience participation in the form of spontaneous clapping to the beat. Club Founder Member, Marion Childs said We didnt really know what to expect but Im so glad we entered, it was great to see our older gymnasts supporting our 6 & 7 year olds & the atmosphere was amazing. I received so many thank yous from parents that we will definitely enter again. The following Sunday saw gymnasts, coaches & volunteers from Southam Gymnastics hard at work again; this time hosting an InterClub Floor & Vault Competition at Southam College. The Competition attracted 151 gymnasts from 7 Clubs, Southam, Rugby, Leamington & Warwick, Daventry Phoenix, Harbury, Flix & Star Gymnastics. For many gymnasts it was their first opportunity to compete & there were just too many notable performances to describe them all. Congratulations to everyone who took part because for any child performing a vault & a floor routine individually in front of a judge takes a lot of courage & skill particularly if you are only 6 year olds Southam Medal Winners were as follows; 7 Year Olds B Routine Abbie Belcher Silver Medal - Total Score = 17.4 8 Year Olds B Routine Emily Harrison B Routine Gold Medal - Total Score = 17.5 8 Year Olds A Routine training more than an hour each week. Kayleigh Vosper - Silver Medal - Total Score = 17.4 9 Year Olds A Routine Hannah Glenn Silver Medal -Total Score = 17.0 9 Year Olds B Routine Yasmin Pryor Gold Medal - Total Score = 18.3 William Eadon - Silver Medal - Total Score = 17.9 . Ruby Harvey - Bronze Medal -Total Score = 17.3 10 Year Olds A Routine Sophie Smales Gold Medal - Total Score = 18.0 Hannah Mobbs - Silver Medal - Total Score = 17.3 Nicole Sparkes - Bronze Medal - Total Score 16.7 10 Year Olds A Routine training more than an hour each week. William Jenkins - Gold Medal -Total Score = 18.9 12 Year Olds B Routine training more than an hour each week. Bethanie Abbott Bronze Medal - Total Score = 17.4 13 Year Olds A Routine Charlotte Mobbs Gold Medal - Total Score = 17.3. Savannah Palmer - Silver Medal - Total Score = 16.8 13 Year Olds B Routine training more than an hour each week. Brittany Lowe - Silver Medal - Total Score = 16.9 Chloe Brown Gold Medal - Total Score = 18.9 13 Year Olds A Routine training more than an hour each week. Ethan Barr - Bronze Medal - Total Score = 18.1 On Spring Bank Holiday Monday there will be an opportunity to see Southam Gymnasts busy again; this time performing a display at Southam Carnival. We are sure that this will be another memorable & exciting opportunities for Club members and we will enjoy supporting our local community. Report submitted by Marion Childs

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Southam United Bowls Club


May as always has been a very busy time. We began the season with a Bowls Drive blessed with good weather; the eventual winner was Fran Padbury who also won the opening spider. Heather Tredgold was second and our new member from Napton, Doreen Cole, picked up the booby. Two friendly matches resulted in losing to Byfield and winning against Warwickshire County Council. Thank you Roger and Mal for undertaking to organise the first few friendly matches. The Courier lads have had a poor start, losing 8 nil at home to Shipston Sports, obtaining a draw at Fenny Compton and losing again at home to Norgren. The Ladies have played three matches, winning against Wellesbourne but lost to both Lillington and Rugby Thornfield. We began our Kineton League campaign at home to Wellesbourne where we shared the points, a very good 8 points resulted in our first trip to Chipping Campden, but we were only able to gain 2 points on our visit to Fenny Compton. The National Competitions are now underway in the Two Fours the men had a very good win against a strong Little Compton team and now travel to Welfordon-Avon. In the Mens Top Club we played Snitterfield away, Kevin won his Singles, Dave and George won the Pairs, Aubrey Ted and Roger were successful in the Triples. Richard Denis, Brian and Pete were one behind in the Fours but the opposition then conceded knowing the result of the match was beyond them. Ken lost a very close 2 Wood. We now play Leamington Spa in the next round. On Sunday the 15th our Football Section ran a fundraising day for Help the Heroes. The Bowl Section organised two fun competitions on the green. Thank you Heather and Ken for helping Chris and George with this event. At 50p a go we were very pleased to raise 66. Ken recently played Bill Port from Leamington in the Champion of Champions; he unfortunately lost a very close game 21/17. We have two sad occasions to report, our founder member Ron Shippey recently passed away, Ron had been our President in 1989/90/91 also Club Captain in 1993. A good number of our members attended his funeral. A long time member Margaret Waterhouse also sadly died in early April again a good number of our members attended the service. Plaques for both of these long serving friends of the Club will be placed on our Memorial Bench. On Friday the 20th and 27th of May we held two open evenings and hope to be able to report next month that these were successful. We again appeal to anyone of any age to come and join in this pleasant pastime.

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All groundwork undertaken: Fencing, Hedges, Patios, Decking etc. Home (01926) 613134 Call JACK COOPER Mob 07973 258653

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14 Market Hill , Southam

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Southam Community education Centre


tutors Wanted
The Community Education Centre, based at Southam College, offers a varied programme of leisure and vocational courses to the local community. Most classes run during the evening at the College and other local venues. There are also some daytime classes. We are currently preparing our programme of Community Education classes for Autumn term 2011 and are always on the look out for people with the appropriate teaching/adult education qualifications to join our team. Do you have a skill/hobby that you think could make a successful class? We offer good rates of pay and the opportunity to develop an enjoyable class with keen students from the local community. Classes typically run for two hours per week over a maximum 12 week term, although we are also interested in running shorter workshops. For further details, please contact Chris Dudley or Sue Hawthorn at the Community Education Centre on 01926 810942 or e-mail to commed.s@we-learn.com

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