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October 2009 Issue 19

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IT’S rare that we can praise the


people who dig up our roads -
but it’s good news that the gas 22 24
repairs on Hoole Road have
been completed weeks ahead of
schedule without damaging trade
too much.
YOU ARE
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and all the news you need for 25 26
Hoole.
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cause of life that really do seem unfair and at times pretty random.
I sometimes wonder to myself why do bad things happen to good
people? Why is it that for some individuals the course of life seems
to be a very rocky path and for others ‘everything they touch turns
to gold?’
During the summer I read the autobiography of Dawn French, I really
enjoy reading about other people’s lives and what strikes me time and
time again, and it happened in the life of Dawn French, is that an
opportunity comes along in life where they seem to be in the right
place at the right time and then they make a choice to embrace
this opportunity. For many this choice leads them on a road to
some degree of success with work and life. Looking from the
Andy Glover has lived in
outside this can seem unfair? Why do some people break out and
Hoole with his wife Sue
move on from what life throws at them whilst others never seem to
for 20 years. Andy began
move on from particular difficult situations and circumstances. This
at Hoole Baptist Church,
got me thinking about the question, “what is fairness?”
on Westminster Road,
as Youth Pastor, before
Most of us would agree it involves issues of equality, impartiality,
becoming the Pastor and
proportionality, openness and due process. Most would agree that it
now Team Leader.
is unfair to handle similar matters inconsistently. Most would agree
that it is unfair to impose punishment that is not commensurate with
the offence. The basic concept seems simple, even intuitive, yet applying it in daily life can
be surprisingly difficult. Even a superficial reading of the news and events over the past few
week highlights many examples of unfairness and injustice; an accident on a motorway that
kills 2 young men, the effects of Western global warming that causes flooding and droughts in
third world countries Bangladesh; the loss of jobs in a car factory which will devastate the local
economy; the deaths of British soldiers in Afghanistan; the sudden death of a family member
from a heart attack.

How do we handle and deal with life when it seems at time so unfair. Fairness is one of the
six pillars of character and together with trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, caring, and
citizenship these are the values that form the basis for forming good character in a person.
Fairness is described with phrases such as Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-
minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly. Our
character will always come to the fore whenever we are faced with a crisis or we have to deal
with a situation of unfairness. One way to prepare is to make sure we make personal choice
sand decision that treat others with fairness – we all need to take time out to consider our
choices and decisions and their consequences. For me my faith is something I can draw upon
to give me strength, like all of us I can sometimes wonder, “why did God let this happen?” and
“where was God in that moment?” Faith enables me to see that God does care and he wants to
draw near to us so we can begin to make sense of life and to understand I am not subject to fate
and its random acts.

Solutions are not the answer - Dan Quayle


Hoole Roundabout October 2009 7

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Karen, from Hoole Roundabout, went along to
Lilly Holistic to experience the CACI Ultra Facial
treatment.

The CACI ULTRA Facial has been described as


the ultimate anti ageing treatment.
I decided to have a facial for a big night out
so I paid a visit to Fiona Bullard, at Lilly holistic
to see if the claims were true.
The first phase of the facial is a gentle ultra
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remove excess skin cells. The muscles are then
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The deep lines and wrinkles are tackled with
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to reduce those deeper lines and wrinkles.
Finally, the skin is hydrated and moisturised with
serums and moisturiser specifically beneficial to
your skin’s needs.
It leaves skin clearer, with an improved texture, lifting and toning muscles, softening lines and
wrinkles, leaving the complexion glowing. It is not painful and is in fact quite relaxing. The treat-
ment begins with a full consultation and face mapping to ensure suitability for treatment and
to ensure maximum benefit from the treatment.
I found the whole experience fantastic and Fiona was so professional throughout the treat-
ment. My skin was glowing as a result and felt incredibly soft. I would certainly recommend it.

Fiona has been a therapist for 15 years, starting out in the spa industry and working her
way up to senior therapist of a 15 treatment-room spa. She then taught beauty and holistic
therapy for two years at a Habia centre of excellence, before starting her own business in
2003. Fiona ensures that she is up to date with the latest treatments with regular training and
she is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
You will see a noticeable difference after one treatment which will last up to 48 hours. For a
more lasting result a course of 10 treatments is required, it’s £47 for one treatment and £420
for a course so they save £50.
Fiona is offering a course of 10 microdermabrasion treatments with every course of CACI
booked in October, so people will only pay £420 for £770 worth of treatments! By adding the
two treatments together they’ll get an even better anti ageing result and this treatment was
featured on the TV programme 10 Years Younger. The microdermabrasion will rejuvenate
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Hoole Roundabout October 2009 11

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IN THE NEWS
Roadworks finish early: ENGINEERING work to replace National Grid gas
mains on Hoole Road finished two weeks and two days ahead of schedule.
The work was carried out by North West Gas Alliance, a partnership between National Grid
and Balfour Beatty which is working on several other locations in the city as part of their five
year programme of works.
Local Hoole and Newton Councillor Adrian Walmsley said: “When I was first informed of
the roadworks I was very concerned about the impact they would have on residents and
businesses in Hoole.
“Last month I e–mailed the North West Gas Alliance to praise them for carrying out the
work with such little disruption. It has exceeded all of our hopes and expectations.”
The works are part of National Grid’s programme to modernise the city’s gas supply
network by replacing 88 miles of century – old cast iron gas mains with modern
Polyethylene pipes over a five year period.
The new plastic pipes will ensure continued safe and reliable
gas supplies for Chester and will last around 80 years if left
 
undisturbed once underground.
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  The North West Gas Alliance is at present working on the
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 A51 Vicar’s Cross Road, the A5268 Nicholas Street in the
 city centre, the A41 Whitchurch Road near Haslin Cresent in
 Christleton where work is underway including Durban Avenue.
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  Work is also taking place at Hoole’s Greenbank Road and
Westminster Avenue in Westminster Park.
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School visit: EDUCATION Secretary Ed Balls paid a visit
to Newton Primary School last month to check out the multi-
THE THE
million pound improvements, including five new classrooms
HOME HOME
which were built following the closure of Woodfield School.

E XTENSION E XTENSION
Minister in church centre: HEALTH secretary Andy
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Co Co
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Hoole Roundabout October 2009 17

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IMPROVE YOUR IMMUNE
SYSTEM & BEAT THE
WINTER BLUES
by Catherine Gaskell
Holistic Nutritional Therapist

T
HE warm rays of the summer months have
disappeared, the days are shortening as
winter approaches and our thoughts turn to
keeping well.
Our immune systems have been stimulated
by the summer sun and naturally many people
have a feeling of well-being, increased energy
and vitality. The abundance of nutrient-rich
fresh fruit, vegetables and salads has provided
us with supernutrients afforded from a diet high
left to sit their nutrient value will be decreased.
in protective phytonutrients.
Steam vegetable until just tender or stir-fry in a
These phytonutrients derived from plant-based
small amount of Olive Oil to preserve those pre-
foods contain powerful antioxidants, have
cious vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and
anti-fungal properties. Flavonoids and Carote- We all know the 5 a-day rule and if you are
noids are the buzz words in nutrition. They can managing to get at least that amount of
be found in brightly coloured fruits and veg- brightly coloured fresh fruit and dark green
etables. Flavonoids in particular have infinitely vegetables into your daily diet then you will
greater antioxidant action, working with other most likely be protecting yourself from immune
vitamins and minerals to provide a Supernutri- deficiency symptoms, such as the common
ent effect. cold. Many of us reduce the supplements we
take during the summer months, but now is the
Vitamin C and the minerals selenium and zinc
time to consider supplementation to support
are our great protectors. The supermarkets
your body through the impending months low-
and local farm shops are overwhelmed by
ering your risk of health problems and boosting
the bounty and beauty of autumn produce
that all important immune system.
.This is the season for squash, sweet potatoes,
pumpkins, beetroot, broccoli, spinach, leeks, Regular intake of essential fatty acids will ben-
parsnips, turnips, apple, pears and cranberries. efit those with circulatory difficulties and arthritis
Remember the more colourful the produce, as the weather gets colder; oily fish a couple
the better it is for you. of times a week and eating flax, pumpkin and
sesame seeds in conjunction with a high quality
Take caution in over buying and incorrect
recommended essential fatty acid supplement
storage. Time damages both taste and nutrient
will comprehensively support and protect you
content. Store root vegetables in a dry place
through the winter months by having an anti-
away from sunlight and use within a week as
freeze-like and anti-coagulant effect.
they can become tough and loose valuable
nutrients which are packed beneath their skins.
Catherine is now at Leaf Lifestyle and Beauty,
Try to prepare fruits and vegetables close to
Tattenhall. Call 07921 456564
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I think I’m a pretty good judge of people, which is why I hate most of them - Roseanne
Hoole Roundabout October 2009 19

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Drinkers weather the storm


THE Bawn Lodge followed up their successful Oz Fest with a Schools Out event last
month.
Despite the heavy rain, there was a good turn out at the Hoole Road venue, with
customers enjoying a barbecue, live music,
school dinners and games.
The next big event is on Saturday 24th
October, Lodge LIVE! It is an Oxjam day, entry
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Hoole Roundabout October 2009 23

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AUTUMN DELIGHTS IN OCTOBER


Gardening by Janet Heath

AUTUMN is well underway and your garden will be gradually shutting down in preparation for
winter. The exuberance of summer flowers and foliage gives way to the more subtle colours of
gold, russet, barley yellow and orange from grasses and leaves.
At this time of year there are still flowers - look out for Dahlias in white red or yellow, the pink
flowers of the fleshy Sedum spectabile and some Japanese Anemones will still be flowering.
However it is the foliage from grasses that will give you delight at this time of year. The grasses
such as Stipa gigantea with its tall oat heads and Miscanthus sinensis Zebrinus has cream striped
green leaves.
Trees such as Acers have wonderful rich red foliage. There are also many varieties of Crab
Apple (Malus) such as John Downie or Golden Hornet with red or yellow small apples that stay on
the trees in autumn.
Rowans or Sorbus trees also have ornamental berries that can last on the tree for weeks
although the birds tend to eat the red berries first leaving yellow and cream berries on the tree.
In the garden you can continue to dig up and split perennials at this time of year. The roots will
continue to grow even in frosty conditions in soil that is still warm from summer below the surface.
Conifers and other evergreens can be moved at this time of year, as there is less likelihood of the
roots drying out.
Lawns can be scarified and given an autumn feed in October. It is also a good time to lay new
turf as it will be well watered in and be less likely to be walked on thus allowing it to grow on well.
Complete digging up any potatoes making sure none are left behind to harbour diseases. Apples
that are best for keeping tend to be ready for harvesting in October. An apple that is ripe is one
that can be picked when you lift it gently and it comes away easily. Pulling an apple from the tree
is an indication that it is not yet ripe.
Janet Heath Garden Mentor 01244 318258 www.gardenmentor.co.uk
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YOU ARE INVITED TO:

Messy what?

? Do you want to know a little more about God but going to


church on Sundays just doesn’t fit into your routine?

? Would you like to meet other people from your area?


? Would you like to spend some quality time with your family?
? Would you like to have lots of fun as well as learning new
things?

Then Messy Church is just for you.......!

? WHO IS IT FOR? A warm welcome for EVERYONE - parents/carers, uncles,


aunties, grandparents, with their children, young, old, people on their own or with
family or friends.
* Please note that all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult*

? WHAT HAPPENS? Crafts and games, a celebration with a story, PLUS - a Hot
Meal!

? WHERE? @ All Saints’ Church Centre Main Hall, Vicarage Road, Hoole.
? WHEN? Thursdays 1st October, 5th November, 3rd December

? what time? Starting from 3.30pm and finishing at 6.00pm

There’s no need to book, just come along. IT’S FREE TOO!


For further details please contact: Helen Ellis on 01244 322056
or email: office@allsaintshoole.org.uk

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ity working to help solve part of them and no police-
crimes. man will ever know who has
Cheshire Crimestoppers is part of Crimestoppers Trust which is a Registered Charity
Cheshire Crimestoppers is called us. In some cases, a
saw a total of 187 problem successful prosecution may
one of 39 Regional Volun- bonfires and 195 ‘small
teer Boards operating under result in the informant being
deliberate’ fires attended to eligible for a cash reward.
the Crimestoppers banner. at a cost to the ratepayer of
Bonfire Night is tradition- over £374.000. On seven You may also contact us by
ally a time when communi- occasions, Fire and Rescue e-mail through the national
ties can come together and personnel were assaulted by website www.crimestoppers-
enjoy responsibly organised troublemakers whilst attend- uk.org where a fully encrypt-
celebrations. There is, how- ing to fires. ed system protects your
ever, a darker side whereby anonymity.
Cheshire Crimestoppers
individuals or groups hide is committed to reducing
under the cloak of ‘having a fire-related crime, both
good time’ to start deliberate around Bonfire Night and Just tell us what you
and dangerous fires and to during the remainder of know, not who you are
create fire-related distur- Call about
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Violent Crime stolen goods
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begins around the middle of who has caused a de- � Underage supply
of alcohol
October. liberate fire, or who has If so call Crimestoppers
Cheshire Fire and Rescue attacked Fire and Rescue We do not trace your call.
Personnel. Callers are We will not ask for your name.
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HOOLE

Hoole Lawn Tennis Club Hoole Community Centre


Fairfield Road, Hoole Westminster Road
Tel 01244 342741
Senior Club Nights:
Monday and Thursday evenings Yoga
starting at 6pm (Only invited Juniors are Friday evenings 7pm - 8.30pm
permitted to play at these times.) Call Angela Needham 311952
Ladies Mornings: Women only Latin Fitness & Dance
Wednesday Mornings Mondays 10am. Call Marie-Louise 01352
(10am - 12pm) 770305
American Tournaments:
Low impact aerobics
2nd Sunday of the month May to
Beginners class Thursday 5.45 - 6.45pm.
September (2pm) (except June 8th -
£3. Contact Laura Harrison 07828524752
Aaron Cup)
E mail: weightmatters@live.co.uk
Junior Club Nights
(All sessions FREE for members) Hoole Allotments
Friday evenings 11th April to 26th Prices: £36 (full plot) £18 (half)
September inclusive Concessions: £18 (full plot) £9 (half)
School years 3-6: 4.30pm-5.30pm School For vacancies contact:
Years 7-11: 5.30pm-7.30pm allotments@chester.gov.uk
Hoole Library Tel: 402223
91 Hoole Road, Chester
Tel: 347401 Art Society
Opening hours: H.A.R.A Centre
Monday : 2-7pm; Tuesday : 2-5pm Westminster Road, Hoole
Thursday : 9.30am-1pm & 2-7pm Meets each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
Saturday : 9.30am - 1pm at the old girls school

NEWTON

Slimming World Newton Pre-school Plas Newton WI


At County Officers, (During Term Time) The Women’s Institute
Plas Newton Lane, Monday - Friday meeting is held 3rd
Tel. 01244 536 754 9am to 11.30am at Newton Wednesday of each month
On Wednesdays at School, Kingsway West at 7.30pm in St Michael’s
9.30am, 5.30pm and Tel. 01244 314271 Church Hall, visitors
7.00pm. welcomed.

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Churches are not just used on a Sunday, they


are a focal point for community life, with Hoole United Reformed Church
youth clubs, Scouts, keep fit, slimming clubs Hoole Road, Hoole, Chester CH2 3NT
and toddlers groups meeting there Sunday
10.30am Morning Worship (3rd Sunday
All Saints Church and Centre Holy Communion)
Hoole Road, Hoole, Chester. CH2 3HZ Monday
Sunday 12.15pm: Luncheon Club
9am: Holy Communion 5pm: Rainbows
10.45am Morning Praise (inc 1st All Age 6pm: Brownies
Worship; 2nd & 5th Holy Communion) 8pm: Keep Fit
1pm: AA Tuesday
6.30pm Evening Praise ( 1st & 3rd Holy 8pm: Women’s Friendship Group
Communion) (Fortnightly)
6pm: Franks (14-18 yr olds) Wednesday
Monday 6pm: Beavers
10am: Minis Toddler Group Thursday
1pm: Dinkies (for parents & babies under 1) 10am: Men’s Fellowship
7pm: Chester Philharmonic Orchestra 2.30pm: Ladies Fellowship
Tuesday Friday
9.30am: Slimming World 6.15pm: Cubs & Scouts
5.15pm: Slimming World 7.30pm: Play Reading (as arranged)
10am: Café @ All Saints
5pm: Rainbows Saturday
Ramblers Trip (1st Saturday of the month)
Wednesday
9.45am: Bible Study Fellowship for the Social Trips (as arranged)
benefit of people in the community.
5pm: Pathfinders Club Night For further details contact the Church
6.30pm: Arabic Dance Secretary: 01244 349130
Thursday
2.30pm: Senior Residents
4.30pm: B-It Theatre Company
7.15pm: Alpha Course
Friday
10am: Minis Toddler Group
Saturday
9.30am: B-It Theatre Company

For further details contact the church


minister: Rev John Kirkland
Office: Tel: 01244 322056
Email: office@allsaintshoole.org
Website: www.allsaintshoole.org

All heiresses are beautiful - John Dryden


CHURCHES IN HOOLE

Hoole Baptist Church Thursday


Hoole Lighthouse Centre, Westminster 6pm: Trackers Youth Club (school years 3-6)
Road, Hoole, Chester CH2 3AU 8pm: D’Biz Youth Club (School years 7-9)
Sunday Friday
10.30am: Morning Celebration in Hoole 4pm: D’Biz Coffee Bar
Community Centre 8pm: D’Biz Youth Club (School years 9 &
10.30am: Pulse - Church with a heart for the above)
family (1st Sunday each month) Saturday
11am: Focus Café (1st Sunday each month) 10am: Who Let the Dads Out - Toddler
Monday Group (1st Saturday each month)
5.30pm: SODA Club - Dads & children 10am: Crossway Colts Football Coaching
(school years 1&2) (1st Monday each (school years 3-6)
month) 11am: Crossway Colts Football Coaching
8pm: CAP Money Management Course – (school years 7-9)
please contact us for exact details of this 3
week course For further details contact the church
Tuesday minister: Rev Andy Glover
10am: Hoolitots Toddler Group Office:Tel: 01244 312037
Email:office@hbc.org.uk
Wednesday
Website www.hbc.org.uk
10am: Hoolitots Toddler Group

Hamilton Street Thursday


Methodist Church 10am: Toy Library-Stay and Play.
Hamilton Street, Hoole, CH2 3JG Tel: 317099.
Sunday Saturday
10.30am: Morning Worship 10am: Toy Library
4.00pm: Afternoon Fellowship 10am: Bacon Butties
7.45pm: Chester Male Voice Choir Monthly concerts held Fridays or
Saturdays see local publicity.
Tuesday
6.30pm: Brownies
For further details contact the church
Wednesday minister: Rev Paul Taylor
7.30pm: Chester Male Voice Choir Office:Tel: 01244 321950
Email: R-TAYLOR2@sky.com

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