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Bishop Grosseteste sees in 2013 as a fully fledged university
In a boost for the city of Lincoln, which
can now boast two universities, Bishop
Grosseteste University College has been
allowed to change its name to Bishop
Grosseteste University (BGU) following
changes in university criteria by the
The Government announced in June that
it would reduce the number of students
required for an institution to be able to use
the university title from 4,000 to 1,000
and in late November, Universities
Minister David Willetts confirmed that ten
institutions including BGU have met the
new criteria.
Bishop Grosseteste, which was formed in
1862, celebrated its 150th anniversary in
2012 and has introduced a new logo in
line with its new status as a university.
“2012 has been a very special year for our
institution, one in which we have
celebrated 150 years of higher education in Lincoln,” said
Professor Muriel
Robinson, formerly the
Principal and now Vice
Chancellor of BGU.
“To be able to take our
place alongside other UK
universities is a symbolic
moment for us which
recognises the excellent teaching and research which goes on at BGU.”
BGU has around 2,000 students, and Professor Robinson is convinced
that university status will benefit the institution and its students.
“Until now there has been confusion among prospective students and
employers about what a university college is,” she said. “We have 150
years of history, we enjoy an excellent reputation and we have
awarded our own degrees since 2006, but the university college title
has been a brake on our ability to recruit students and secure the
recognition our work deserves.”
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Professor Muriel Robinson, the new Vice Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste University, proud of
the new status.
“The University title for BGU also reflects Lincoln’s growing stature as a city.”
BGU has never been a place to rest on its laurels and in recent years has built on
its distinguished history as a teacher training institution by offering a range of
other degree courses. These include Drama, English, Music, History, Sport and
Mathematics, as well as Education Studies. And BGU continues to be at the
forefront of developments in teacher training, offering the new School Direct
programme in partnership with many Lincolnshire schools.
Rated first in England for Graduate Prospects, BGU’s newest courses are also
career-focused. From September 2013 students at BGU will be able to study Tourism,
Psychology or Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in combination with another degree
subject. They will also be able to study Tourism as a single honours degree. Heads of
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The new Enterprise and Entrepreneurship degree has been designed to work alongside
other subjects offered at BGU and to enhance students’ employability through learning
beyond the classroom.
“The new course will have at its heart social enterprise and venture creation with an
emphasis on learning by doing,” said Mark Bowen, Enterprise Development Manager
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Happy New Year to readers and advertisers alike. We have re-introduced our fantastic
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to enter a competition for a day for two at the area’s leading beauty spa, Eden Hall.
2012 was tough for many businesses, but as usual, especially if you watch TV, we are
in danger of talking ourselves into recession. The media loves bad news and success
stories rarely feature, so, we try to put the record straight by featuring businesses that
ignore the doom-mongers and just get on with what they are good at - providing a
good service and creating employment.
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Bailgate Independent - JANUARY 2013
Successful lodge business
makes the case for a UK holiday
More people than ever are taking their holidays in the UK
- little wonder when businesses like ‘Rural Roosts’ offer
fantastic self-catering accommodation in the Lincolnshire
The family run business was started by husband and wife
team Tim and Katie Olivant in 2004 at Manor Farm,
Stainfield and has gradually expanded over the years, to
become a successful and popular holiday destination.
A measure of its popularity is that half the guests are repeat
visitors - a figure of which they are very proud.
There are eight luxury,
self-catering pine
lodges, plus a lovely
cottage which
surround a tranquil
fishing lake in a
sheltered, picturesque
setting in the middle
of the farm. The farm
is in the quiet rural
village of Stainfield,
approximately 8 miles
east of Lincoln.
Katie said, “We are delighted
with how the business has
grown. We receive a great
number of guests from
Lincolnshire itself, which just
goes to show you don’t have
to travel far to get away from
the hustle and bustle of
today’s hectic lifestyle”.
So, cut out the cost and time on travel, the worry about
un-reliable flights and spend more of your treasured holiday
time relaxing and chilling out!
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50 years ago this winter, the United Kingdom was buried in snow
and experiencing truly Siberian temperatures. The ‘Great winter’ of
1962/3 is still seen by many who lived through it as the winter that
never seemed to end. A stark contrast to the winter so far this
season which still doesn’t seem to have begun (this I expect to change). Over the past
three centuries the UK has seen a frozen Thames to January’s where daffodils begin to
show themselves early. There is such a wide range of past examples of both severely cold
and surprisingly warm winters; I have therefore, picked a selection of unusual events that
should interest you. You may or may not have noticed that the past five winters have
contained some especially cold and snowy episodes, out of kilter with the relatively mild
winters over the last decade preceding this. Why is this and can we expect more of this in
the future or simply a return to a milder, snowless and warped version of winter
portrayed by global warming extremists?.
I will start with the winter of 1813/14, a truly bitter winter and the last time the tidal
stretch of the Thames froze over before the removal of the old bridge which resulted in
increased tidal flow, therefore, making it much more difficult for the Thames to freeze.
The temperature anomaly for January 1814 was -2.9 Celsius for the month as a whole
making it the third coldest since records began. Then there was the winter of 1837/38
where the temperature in Beckenham, Kent reached a jaw dropping -26 on 20th January
1838. The winter of 1946/7 is a particularly interesting one as the December was much
like the past December, some snow fell in early December then there was a notably mild
spell with temperatures regularly topping 14 Celsius in the south. This mild weather
continued up until the 22nd January when one of the snowiest winters on record in the
UK began. From this date up to the 17th March there was continuous snow cover
somewhere in lowland UK. Frequent easterly winds brought heavy snow throughout
much of February with some places reaching upwards of seven feet of snowfall and tens
of feet where drifting took place. So close to the end of the war, fuel shortages were also
a major issue and electric supplies in some parts were simply halted for the whole period
of extreme weather. Unlike 1947 the famous winter of 1962/3 was more famous due to
its longevity and low temperatures than its snow, despite there being a lot of the white
stuff. People chose to walk on top of hedgerows rather than risk plunging into snow
drifts. From Boxing Day to early March snow plastered Britain with temperatures
regularly staying below -5 during the day. Despite these severe conditions, nearly all
schools remained open, strange when you consider only 3/4cm in Southern Britain on
10th December 2012 prompted many schools to shut. I could go on here with many
other severe winters of the past up to present but there are simply too many to mention
at this time.
At the present time we seem to be going through a period of more extreme winters, or
more traditional depending on your view point. Many suggestions have been bandied
around as to the cause of this, some say it is the very low solar activity we are currently
seeing, others blame the melting Arctic while others blame natural winter cycles. I’m
sitting on the fence with regards to this because there is no clear evidence either way but
I think it has shown up those who predicted in the early 2000s that snowy winters were
a thing of the past, after all December 2010 was the coldest in 100 years. As for this
winter, well at time of writing it has tended to be milder than average with little
significant snow to talk of. However, changes in the upper atmosphere in early January
signify some dramatic changes towards mid to late January and into February in
hemispheric circulation with a tendency to more high pressure systems to the north of
the UK. If one situates itself in the correct position severe cold spells are likely, but it
really does all depend on the orientation of these high pressure systems. My opinion is
that the cold and snow will come (famous last words).
As for future winters, we are a tiny island open to attack from the warm Gulf Stream.
Severe cold spells are not the ‘norm’ for British winters. My personal opinion is that
winters will fluctuate and that any suggestion of snowless winters in the near future is
This article was written on 8/01/13. William is currently studying Earth
Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Bailgate Independent - JANUARY 2013
New restaurant champions
local produce
A new bar/restaurant appropriately named Lincolnshire
Red, after the famous Lincoln Red cattle breed from which
superb steaks are produced, opened before Christmas in
Mint Street, Lincoln.
The restaurant is one
of a number of
businesses owned by
Christopher Regan
including two others
in Lincoln, The
Cloud Bar and Ye
Olde Crowne Inn.
“I thought their was a gap in the market in Lincoln for a
restaurant serving and actively promoting the best produce
Lincolnshire has to offer”, said Chris.
Lincolnshire Red
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LOVE : Twenty images - twenty
years by Phyllis Mahon
Gallery at St. Martin’s, Lincoln,
3rd - 10th February 2013
Artist Phyliss Mahon is holding an exhibition of romantic
imagery for the week before Valentine’s Day.
Irish artist Phyllis moved from London
to Lincolnshire 20 years ago to live in
the Wolds near Horncastle. To celebrate
this personal anniversary, Phyllis will fill
the intimate space of the Gallery at St.
Martin’s with her works. Large richly
coloured chalk pastels and striking lino
prints of the early 1990s precede her
more recent romantic, small, bright
watercolours. This will be an exhibition
from an artist who is inspired by love
and literature.
“Love” is Phyllis’s first solo exhibition in
Lincoln city and is also the first of three
exhibitions by Phyllis in 2013: the
second in April is a retrospective in her
home town of Omagh, Northern
Ireland where she was born, then to round off the year,
Gallery at St. Martin’s will again play host in late October.
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The Business...
Welcome to our business section where local experts in the city enlighten you on their chosen subjects. This month we feature Wilkin
Chapman LLP Solicitors, Buy to Let Mortgage People Ltd and Streets Chartered Accountants.
Safeguarding your wishes –
why wills and powers of
attorney are important
Are you a Landlord or
an Investor?
One of life’s certainties is that it changes and none of us can be certain
what the future holds. No matter what your age, you can take steps to plan
for and deal with the changes that life brings.
Lisa-Jane Howes, partner and head of wills and probate department at
Wilkin Chapman LLP, says: “Making a will or a Lasting Power of Attorney
(LPA) may appear daunting, but it does not need to be. Unfortunately, death
or loss of mental capacity can happen at any age. By planning ahead,
however, you can ensure that your wishes are safeguarded and that your
money and affairs will be taken care of. ”
Whatever your circumstances, making a will can ensure that, upon your
death, the distribution of your assets is in accordance with your wishes.
A will can create trusts to ensure that your property passes to the next
generation, and is not lost to another family on remarriage. It can also be
used for care home fee planning, structured in a way that is acceptable to
the local authority.
The benefits of making up to date wills are numerous. Wills can be drafted
for tax planning purposes, asset protection, protection against a beneficiary’s
divorce, bankruptcy, death or mental incapacity. A will can also prevent the
loss of means-tested benefits should a beneficiary be disabled.
Wills can still be drafted if you are undecided on how your estate should be
distributed; a will can take this into account, leaving the final decision to be
made on your death by responsible Trustees in accordance with your wishes.
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) can ensure your family can access your
finances in your sole name and for your benefit should you be unable to
deal with these yourself either through physical or mental incapacity. It is a
legally binding document which allows you to choose people you trust to
make decisions on your behalf about your property and affairs, or your
personal welfare, or both.
If you do not have a LPA in place and you lose your mental capacity, it will
be necessary to apply to the Court of Protection for a Deputyship Order.
This is a costly and lengthy procedure and can be very stressful for your
Wilkin Chapman LLP can advise you on all aspects of making wills and
LPAs providing certainty over your finances both during life and on death
and can be stored away for use when required.
For further information, please contact Lisa-Jane Howes on 01522 515971,
email [email protected] or visit www.wilkinchapman.co.uk
Offices at Alford, Beverley, Grimsby, Horncastle, Lincoln, Louth, Mablethorpe and
Sutton on Sea.
012 has been a year of unprecedented
growth for our business and we fully expect
2013 to be even better as investors continue to see ‘buy to let’
property as being the most prudent place to invest their money.
With average rents in the UK being at an all-time high together
with a national shortage of new homes being built, investors are
viewing property as a safe bet and as we slowly turn into a nation of
renters, the long term is looking increasingly promising for those
investing in this sector.
Those who purchase ‘buy to let’ properties, are either a ‘landlord’ or
an ‘investor’. A landlord is someone who often buys a property in
the location where they live, make home improvements and play an
active part in the management of the property themselves. As the
landlord builds up their portfolio, the time taken to oversee the
business can be a full time job! On the other hand, an ‘investor’ tends
to view property as a money box – a box that keeps your money
and makes you money! They are just looking for a return. This type
of hands-off investor will purchase property away from where they
live to benefit from regional trends and often use a professional
company to help them source the property and manage it. New
builds appeal to the ‘hands off ’ investor as they are able to purchase
the property for a discount, have the protection of builders
guarantees, have a property that is easy to manage and also attractive
for tenants to live in.
A new year’s resolution for us all should be to take some time to
look ahead at how we would like to live during our retirement; and
then review our investments and pension plans to check if they are
likely to provide the income that we require. I guess that for many, if
the exercise is done correctly, the realisation will be alarming –
retirement will not be looking like a good place to be with
insufficient income!
Of course, the most compelling reason to invest in property is the
fact that you don’t need to use all of your own money – three
quarters of the purchase price can be provided by a bank or building
society by means of a mortgage. Borrowing money against a
property’s value allows you to leverage your cash to purchase an asset
that is often worth 4 x the amount that you have to invest.
Whether you are a current landlord or looking to be a new landlord
or ‘investor’, our team of experienced mortgage advisers would be
pleased to discuss with you both your mortgage options and
property investment strategy.
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Bailgate Independent - JANUARY 2013
2013 a time to grow slow as you grow
iven that there has been little or no growth in
the overall economy in the last couple of years,
then why should 2013 be a year that businesses
look to grow? A good question, with the answer in the main being that
with little prospect of an upturn to drive growth, increased economic
prosperity will have to come from increased levels of business activity.
No doubt many will feel this is going to be a tall order and a significant
challenge, but no longer can it be acceptable just to tread water and wait
for the upturn. It is often the case that those businesses without an
appetite for growth tend to stagnate, experience declining profitability,
and find it difficult to attract new customers and retain key staff. Too,
such businesses often find funding investment a challenge and there is a
tendency that they compete more on price than any other marketing
differentials. In extreme cases such businesses can be subject to
insolvency and liquidation.
What then constitutes growth? Overall most would see growth within a
business context as being an increase in its turnover levels and/or
profitability over a set period, say year on year.
How then can you grow your business? In essence there are four ways a
business can achieve growth, typically they are:
• By selling more to existing customers
• By selling to more customers
• By selling new products to new markets
• By improving the way in which you do business
In addition to these four approaches, growth could be achieved, not least
for those with a real hunger for growth, or those that have already
exhausted all or some of the points above, through a more strategic, or
tactical, approach. With such approaches perhaps accelerating the growth
strategy, or reducing the risk or quickening the pay back, especially for
those operating in stagnant markets. Too, those with cash reserves,
management flare and/or technical prowess, or other competitive
advantages, are often better placed to exploit such opportunities be it a
merger, acquisition or strategic alliance. Equally it’s often the case that
businesses can achieve heightened growth rates through divesting
themselves of none core activities which then frees up time and
resources to focus on core business.
Whatever your route to growth your accountant should undoubtedly be
on hand to give commercial advice, challenge and support you along the
way. In particular, their focus will be around assessing and advising on
risk and exposure, profitability and scalability, forecasting and planning.
In addition, they no doubt will give advice on the tax implications and
opportunities to capitalise on reliefs and planning strategies; together
with advice on securing funding etc.
Over the last few years it has been easy perhaps for many a business to
maintain a status quo, but without the prospect for an economic upturn
to boost sales it must now be down to business itself to create its own
prosperity. Surely 2013 must be a year to kick start your business.
James Pinchbeck is Marketing Partner, with Streets Chartered Accountants, a top
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The Business... News
News from businesses in and around Lincoln
Don’t Get Caught Out by
Self Assessment
Lincoln Company helps
improve health
Refurb to finish on
24th January
Lincoln company, Amethyst Health
As reported last
Chartered accountants Duncan &
Screening recently visited the 10
branches of Duncan & Toplis to give
health checks and advice to employees
on how to improve their health. Fred
Boulton of Amethyst said, “We received
a warm welcome at each branch and
are glad to have been able to give
advice on improving individual
Toplis are urging people not to get
caught out by the imminent self
assessment tax deadline which is
looming at the end of January.
The leading accountancy practice,
which has 10 offices across the East
Midlands, already takes away the pain
of self assessment by preparing and
submitting well over 10,000 returns on
behalf of clients every year.
The 31 January deadline applies to all
individuals who need to complete a
self assessment tax return and make
direct payments to Her Majesty’s
Revenue and Customs in respect of
their income tax, Class 4 National
Insurance and capital gains tax
There is an automatic penalty of £100
if the return is not submitted on time,
even if there is no tax due or the
return shows that a refund is due.
“Submitting your self assessment
return can be as inviting a prospect as
a visit to the dentist – but at least we
at Duncan & Toplis promise to make it
a less painful experience,” said
Nicholas Smith, a Tax Partner at
Duncan & Toplis.
“Not everyone needs to complete a
tax return – you may already pay all
the tax due on your earnings or
pensions through your tax code under
“But if your tax affairs are more
complicated – for example, if you’re
self-employed or a company director,
or if you receive a foreign income –
you will always need to complete a tax
“Remember too that the deadline
relates not just to personal tax but also
to trusts and partnerships.”
If you would like Duncan &
Toplis to help you to submit your
self assessment Tax Return visit
the website www.duntop.co.uk or
call 01522 507000.
Duncan & Toplis Managing partner,
Adrian Reynolds said, “I am pleased
with the professional and efficient
manner in which this process was
carried out. The feedback from staff has
been very positive and many
appreciated the opportunity to receive
practical advice on improving their
general health and well-being”.
Portrait studio and digital
photo lab for sale
A successful,
independent Lincoln
high street photo and
digital business,
Kodak Express is for
The business is in its
20th year and has
The award winning
been voted one of Kodak Express team
last year.
top three
independent labs in the country.
Owner Martin Czimmerl, who is selling
due to other business commitments said,
“The continued profitability and strength
of the business is due to it being ahead
to the big corporate competition by
being able to see new trends and
emerging markets and exploit niche
markets which only an independent can
The sale includes the latest equipment
including a widescreen kiosk for super
fast uploading of images from smart
phones which is less than two weeks old.
There is also a processing lab, portrait
studio, and bespoke framing service.
Interested? You can find more on
the Dalton’s Weekly website or
contact Martin direct on 07828
month, an extensive
refurbishment is now
underway at one of the
Bailgate’s most popular
Café Zoot will re-open it’s doors on
25th January and will boast a brand
new look, and a much more spacious
interior, and if that’s not enough
reasons to call in, there will also be a
brand new menu.
Saied and Niloufar commented, “We
pride ourselves on fantastic food and
customer service, so it’s important that
our interior reflects our high standards,
we are excited to see what people think
to our new look”.
You can be one of the first to see
the new interior, call 01522 536663
to reserve your table.
The Tap reopens
The Tap & Spile public house
reopened in late November 2012 after
being closed for some eight weeks.
The closure was due to publican Terry
Kingsman’s ill health. Terry has been
involved in the Tap & Spile for the last
10 years.
The pub has a reputation as being a
REAL pub as opposed to the myriad of
chain and formula pubs that dominate
the high street. Customers are pleased
therfore that Terry’s former business
partner at the Tap & Spile, Peter
Hladun is now in charge. Peter left the
pub three years ago to pursue other
business interests but is now back to
continue the pub’s traditions.
The Tap will remain true to its roots
with live music scheduled every Friday
Does your business have something to shout about? Call 01522 531717 or e-ma
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night, some Saturdays, and
occasional weeknights.
Baby Bells continues
Once a month there is a Reggae
night on the first Saturday and local
musicians are invited to congregate
for a jam session before the general
knowledge quiz - starting at 9pm.
There’s also an Irish Folk jam
session every 3rd Sunday each
month at 2pm.
ollowing the opening of a new
shop last year in Nettleham,
BabyBells, which holds multisensory classes for mums and babies
plans to expand its services.
A music quiz is held on the second
Wednesday of each month, which is
hosted by the renowned Rik Bell.
Beer tokens can be won as well as
prizes. The pub is also the ‘home’ of
circular chess.
Owner and founder Claire Bell is
delighted with the new premises
and has great plans for the future.
“In January I will be introducing
antenatal classes, baby massage
classes and breast feeding support at
BabyBells, all delivered by qualified
midwife Karis Annette”
For details visit:
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Local artist, Edward Waite, has been
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of Lincoln’s most notable historic
and modern buildings.
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The shop also sells all products used
in the classes including Haba
wooden toys, Minene gifts, Beaba
weaning goods and Halilit musical
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For a full explanation of what
BabyBells offers and class timetables
etc. visit www.BabyBells.org
Unit 3, 19 The Green,
Nettleham, Lincoln, LN2 2NR
Mob: 07907285128
il: [email protected]
Tritton Road, Dixon Street, Lincoln LN6 7BN
Telephone: 01522 510210
Ed, who has his own gallery at The
Frame Room on Limekiln Way, off
Greetwell Road in Lincoln, was
commissioned to portray and
interpret the Russell Payne & Co
offices. Russell Payne commented,
“We are absolutely thrilled with Ed’s
artwork and it sits very proudly in
our main reception lounge. I have
seen some of his other work
particularly Lincoln Cathedral and
his work is truly impressive. It is also
great to be able to support a local
artist in this way and all of the team
at Russell Payne & Co wish him
well on this exciting journey.’
There are also plans to introduce
activities for preschoolers in the
afternoons at the shop and hiring
BabyBells as a party venue on
Saturday afternoons and Sundays
for baby parties.
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Financial Adviser believes
independent is best
An Independent Financial Adviser can provide personalised
advice on a host of areas, but how do you find the right
advisor for you?
Simon Zigante, who started Choice Independent Financial
Services (Choice IFS) seven years ago in Lincoln, believes
that a personalised, flexible service ensures that you get the
most from your advisor.
Simon explained, “Many people
think that an adviser is only for
the wealthy, but this just isn’t the
case, many of my clients are
everyday people from all walks of
life”. He continued, “I offer a free
initial review to all new clients to
asses their individual needs, and I
endeavour to be as flexible as
possible by offering home and
evening visits”.
Simon has worked in the financial
industry for over 22 years, 12 of
which were spent in two major high street banks. His main
areas of business are investment advice on existing or new
investment ISA’a, bonds, unit trust holdings, new or existing
pensions plans including pension drawdown and tax
planning. “I try to talk to my customers in a straightforward,
but informative way without too much jargon,,” said Simon.
Industry standards have changed over the years and all
advisors have had to achieve new levels of qualifications to
comply with current regulations. Many banks no longer offer
Financial Advice to their customers, so lots of clients who
took out investments with banks no longer have an advisor
to turn to.
Many people could benefit from impartial advice from the
services of an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA).
In addition, all advisers will no longer receive Commissions
from providers on investment business.This will offer greater
transparency and customer awareness of the costs for setting
up Investments.
Simon Zigante DipPFS, Choice Independent Financial
Services Ltd, Cambridge House, 5 Cambridge Avenue,
Lincoln LN1 1LS. T: 01522 589 000, m: 07918 778081.
Choice Independent Financial Services Ltd is authorised and regulated by
the Financial Services Authority.
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Mark Jeffs Hair & Beauty Studios wins prestigious award
The award winning Mark Jeffs Hair & Beauty Studios team.
Lincoln based salon, Mark Jeffs Hair & Beauty Studios has
once again won the Lincolnshire Echo Hair Salon of the year
independent stylists to the team, Jemma Glover and Cassie
John”. The new stylists appear in the picture above - Jemma
(far left) and Cassie (2nd from left).
The salon, which is recommended and listed as a ‘5 Star Salon’
by ‘The Good Salon Guide’, has twenty stylists and seven
beauty therapists, based in a quaint old building in Lincoln’s
historic quarter. This is the fifth year running the salon has
held the title Hair Salon of the Year a tremendous achievement.
Melanie Jeffs is a highly respected beauty therapist with over
25 years’ working in her field. Her long established team of
very experienced beauty therapists offer a full range of
treatments. They specialise in hair removal, offering waxing,
electrolysis and IPL (Intense Pulsed
Light). Their nail technicians work to
an extremely high standard offering
Bio Sculpture gel and Backscratcher
applications, Minx nails, manicures
and pedicures. All therapists at Mark
Jeffs are trained at The Dermal
Institute and receive update training
on a regular basis offering excellent
Dermalogica facials.
This friendly, welcoming salon was
first established in Cobb Hall in
1999. 12 small shops were converted
into today’s modern individually
designed studios by husband and wife
owners Mark and Melanie Jeffs. The
hairdressing business grew and
established itself quickly by Mark
offering to rent chairs to Lincoln’s finest hairdressers. Most of
these top Stylists have been working with Mark for many
The salon has senior stylists who have been Tigi Ambassadors
(training stylists throughout the country), college lecturer’s and
a former Vidal Sassoon stylist from Covent Garden. There is
also a Master Colour Expert (One of the most highly qualified
colourists in the country), ex-salon managers and owners all
offer an extremely high standard of hairdressing at very
sensible prices, for example cut and blow dry’s start from £25.
Mark says, “ We are delighted to welcome two new
The salon also has visiting specialists. Once a month they have
a nurse offering aesthetic procedures and also, permanent
make-up expert, Jody Knight.
The salon has late night opening until 7pm Monday to
Thursday and is next to the castle wall car parks.
Mark Jeffs Hair & Beauty Studios, Cobb Hall, St Pauls
Lane, Bailgate, Lincoln LN1 3AX. T: 01522 522 100.
“I’m really proud of the team. They deserve this award for
their hard work and sheer professionalism,” commented Mark.
Other popular treatments are body massage, spray tan, Fake
Bake, H.D. Brows, Nouveau lashes and Jane Iredale Mineral
make up. All the salon’s treatments, services and prices are
described on their web site: www.markjeffs-hairbeauty.co.uk or, google: Mark Jeffs Hair & Beauty.
Bailgate Independent - JANUARY 2013
Independent Photo Lab
prints from
your phone
With our new app, prints
from mobile phones are
so easy.
Create photobooks, collages, canvas
prints and personalised gifts all from
your phone.
Once again, Kodak Express Lincoln
are one of the first in the country to
get the new Kodak Kiosk with an
amazing wide screen.
Relax, enjoy and take on the challenge of
Canwick Park Golf Club (CPGC)
Lincoln is lucky in that it has a fantastic golf
club on its doorstep. A new year and a new
challenge - get yourself fit with a regular
round of golf and make new friends.
CPGC continues to increase its membership
and the club offers a real challenge to golfers
of all abilities. Close to the City of Lincoln it is
easy to access and with the course residing on
the side of Canwick Hill, you will find many
of its first class holes a good test of your
golfing skills.
Canwick, like many Lincolnshire golf clubs,
welcomes new members and in particular is
looking to increase it’s current junior members section of 30 to 60; so if you have a
son, daughter or grandchild who shows interest, please make contact with the club
Canwick Park so they can be placed with the club’s junior coach.
The clubhouse offers visitors and members alike first class fare and a well stocked
19th for those wishing to participate in a relaxing time after 18 holes on this parkland
In the past year CPGC has taken on an additional greens keeper to both maintain
and improve the course for members. It has also established a new practice facility for
With it’s eye-catching, touchscreen
display, lives a world of ideas
and inspiration.
No other purchase necessary.
members on land, recently obtained on a long term lease, again to offer both a safe
area and space for members to ‘tighten’ their game prior to participating in the
numerous club competitions which take place throughout the year.
For all of our latest
offers, follow us on
Twitter & Facebook
Call into the store or visit
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5 Guildhall Street, near Stonebow,
Lincoln LN1 1TT
Telephone: 01522 544025
Onsite professional Steve Williamson offers lessons to golfers of all abilities, from
complete beginners to tournament professionals. Steve has a purpose built swing
room combining a launch monitor and video analysis technology to help the golfer
see and understand the corrections necessary to improve their game. With a
sophisticated golf simulator for hire golfers can also play during the dark winter
The club shop is an authorised Ping fitting centre and offers the full Ping range at
the most competitive prices.
The Club does not ask for a joining fee, and is currently offering a 15 month
membership deal to new members for the price of the 12 month fee.
Canwick Park Golf Club, Washingborough Road, Lincoln LN4 1EF
Manager: 01522 542912 [email protected]
Clubhouse: 01522 522166 Pro: 01522 537862
[email protected] www.stevewilliamsongolf.com
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A family run business, in Lincoln since 1999
The Pelham Centre, Canwick Road, Lincoln, LN5 8HG (Next to Pelham Bridge)
Discount applies to RRP and does not include labour charges.
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Beefayre at Sanctuary
Since opening the Sanctuary Café and Giftshop, owner
Stephen Smith has built an enviable reputation for the most
delicious, fresh, homemade food at great value for money.
He has also taken equal care to source a fabulous selection
of inspiring pieces for your home.
He commented, “I always endeavour to choose homewares
that aren’t stocked anywhere else locally, to create more
choice for my customers”. To that end he is now pleased to
be the areas exclusive stockist of the Waggledance
Collection, which consist of candles, diffusers and body and
bath products, made from premium quality essential oils,
available in three fragrances, BeeHappy - Orange and
Jasmine, BeeLoved - Rose Petal and BeeCalm - geranium,
lavender and ylang ylang.
Whether you are looking for luxurious
carpets, laminates or vinyl flooring quality comes as standard.
We can also take away your old carpets
and move furniture.
We also supply a range of
quality curtains and blinds.
Create the look by visiting our large showroom.
5-6 high Street, Lincoln
Email: [email protected]
01522 523004 or 07944 218982
The whole collection is made in England using natural,
sustainably sources ingredients, with no sulphates, artificial
colours or foaming agents and they include nutritionally
rich honey, with immunity boosting propolis, fresh pollen
sprinkles and beefayre tonic, which contains all these
The company behind these products is called BeeFayre, and
their ethos is:
To promote health and happiness with their products
while also helping the plight of the honeybee, they
donate 3% of their profits to bee conservation and
research, and aim to promote understanding of bees and
their plight.
Check their website out www.beefayre.com
Steven went on to comment, “These products smell
absolutely gorgeous and they are such good quality, they
make a beautiful gift or just a lovely treat for yourself ”.
Sanctuary Café and Giftshop, The Lawn. Union Road,
Lincoln. T: 01522 567465.
New Year’s
Eat more chocolate!
Why wouldn’t you?
It’s delicious!
Don’t promise to get
fi t in 2013, you
know it ain’t gonna
Stop repeating
yourself... again, and
again, and again!
Don’t talk on your
mobile phone,
especially when you
are in the bathroom...
more decisive...
5 Beabsolutely
try to
attempt to think about
resolving to be more
decisive, if you possibly can.
Quit making those same
excuses... as to why you
will do better next year.
Try and drive at or
under the speed limit...
at least when you are not
hungry, tired or late.
Stop procrastinating...
think about getting
around to it next month!
Put some time aside in
2013, to work on your
business and not in it...
Make a plan to grow your
business in 2013. Come and
spend 2 hours with the Russell Payne
& Co Business Development
Team to talk about
your business!
Call the Business
Development Team on
01522 533588
Russell Payne & Co. Ltd, Landmark House,
1 Riseholme Road Lincoln LN1 3SN
Tel: 01522 533588 Fax: 01522 569007
Email: [email protected]
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Lincoln and Lindsey Blind
Society call for befrienders
New house?
Second home or
investment property?
s Conveyancing - Residential and commercial
s Fixed fees - for most transactions
s Freehold and leasehold property
s Buy to let
s Building plots
s Landlord and Tenant
Visit Our Office at
16A Guildhall Street,
Lincoln LN1 1TT or Call:
01522 512321
Lincoln and Lindsey Blind Society is a local charity working
to help people with a visual impairment to be independent.
The charity’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of
severely sight impaired and partially sighted people, whatever
their age or circumstances in life. They have been fortunate
in obtaining funding from the Big Lottery Fund to run a
befriending programme called ‘A Friend in Sight’.
Befrienders provide companionship and support to clients in
their own homes. This is a much valued service, as many are
older people who have developed sight problems in later life
and may now find it difficult to live active, independent lives
without some extra help. Befriending volunteers can provide
a real lifeline to help people maintain independent living
skills and social contacts.
Volunteers may undertake a variety of tasks and they are as
diverse as the clients, but could include: a social visit for a
chat and a coffee; going out for a walk; helping someone
with their shopping; assistance with their correspondence
including email, reading and sorting paperwork; facilitating
access to a social activity. Most volunteers visit a client
regularly once a week or once a fortnight for a couple of
hours on a fairly
long-term basis, if
possible. This is a
highly valued
service which helps
to ease social
isolation for many
people as they
learn to adapt to a
Top: Members of the Whisby VIP Walking
new way of life.
Group and below: The Busy Bees Crafting
The Society also
runs a number of
group activities
including walking,
crafting, reading
and are hoping to
set up swimming,
ten-pin bowling
and archery groups
during 2013.
These provide stimulating safe environments in which
visually impaired people and volunteers can try out new
things, make friends and feel involved in their communities.
Volunteering can seem daunting at first but the local
Volunteer Coordinator, Michaela Ardley supports volunteers
every step of the way. “Volunteers can feel apprehensive
when they are first matched with a client or become
involved in a group activity, but empathy and a good sense
of humour, coupled with training and support sees both
volunteer and client developing positive relationships in a
very short space of time”.
For more Information please contact:
Lincoln & Lindsey Blind Society Tel: 01507 605604
E-mail: [email protected]
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Burton Hathow Update
As mentioned in last monthʼs Bailgate Independent
this is the first of a series of updates from newly
formed independent school Burton Hathow.
Burton Hathow is now open and has received a phenomenal initial
response. Head Teacher Penny Ford commented, “We are delighted
the school has been so well received, and that so many parents share
our values and educational priorities. The first day was Monday
14th January, and it was a proud moment for our whole team who
have achieved so much to make this happen”.
The main school is open from 8:40am every morning, with Early
Morning Club from 7:45am and although school day finishes at
3.55pm, children are welcome to stay until 6pm for after school
and prep clubs.
Burton Hathow is set in beautiful countryside, just two miles
from the City boundary, with mature woodland and open views
all round.
The school also runs a holiday club, “GO BEYOND”, for which
there is a Free Taster Day on Monday 18th Feb.. The club caters for
children aged 2-11. Book early to reserve your place. Contact the
school office on 01522 274616.
For those of you unfamiliar with Burton Hathow there is an Open
Day on Friday 15th February.
Burton Hathow is a true preparatory school and invests time in
preparing children for the secondary school of their choice.
Leading 11+ specialist at Burton Hathow, Mike Daly states:
Places are available for children to join Burton Hathow in Year 5
and 6, giving them the best possible foundations before their next
step in education.
To find out more about Burton Hathow Preparatory
School, visit www.burtonhathow.co.uk
Now taking bookings for
Burns Night ( Jan 25th), Valentines Day,
Mothering Sunday & Easter Sunday
Lunch at The Bell
The Bell offers lunch on Friday’s and Saturday’s, 12 noon - 1.45pm
Paul Vidic’s Regular Menu
Available 6pm - 9.30pm Wed - Sat.
Sunday Lunch
12 noon to 2.30pm, 2 courses £19.95pp, 3 courses £23.95pp
Private Lunch and Dinner Parties
Available by special arrangement. Up to 80 guests welcome.
Early Bird
Wed-Friday 5.30pm-6.30pm, 2 courses or 3 courses
3 Far Lane, Coleby, Lincoln LN5 0AH
01522 813778
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Children over 8 welcome
Pub of the
“It is paramount that parents begin to make an informed
decision early in their child’s education. Gradual and subtle
training takes unnecessary pressure off both child and parent as
they approach Year 6.The foundations are incredibly important
and can make a difference between lifelong academic success and
educational disappointments”.
Burton Hathow Nursery
School is also now open.
Sited alongside the main
school in a purpose built log
cabin with it’s own dedicated
outside space. The school is
open Mon - Fri, 8am 5.30pm and welcomes
children from age 2 to school age. The nursery offers both term
time and full time places, making it a viable option for working
parents looking for an outstanding nursery in the area – regardless
of whether their children will continue into preparatory education.
Bailgate Independent - JANUARY 2013
Traditional Chinese therapy can
make all the difference
PinPoint Therapy based in Saxilby is a professional practice,
offering Traditional Chinese therapies such as acupuncture,
reiki and both relaxing and acupressure massage.
Owner Lucie Petts Bsc (hons) BAcC finds working with
people who have health challenges and those clients who
have chosen health and well being as a priority is deeply
rewarding, “When a client who has been suffering constant
pain for six months and finds the pain gone after three
sessions hugs you.. .it’s
the best feeling in the
Lunch | Tapas Menu | Set Menu
Evening | A la Carte | Taster Menu (appt. only)
Three function rooms available
Telephone: 01522 524851
15 The Strait, Lincoln LN2 1JD
[email protected]
Hajra Kemari
Bespoke Bridal & Evening wear
Trained in Paris as a pattern cutter
A dressmaker with 15 years experience,
specialising in made to measure outfits
Truly individual wedding and bridesmaids dresses,
mother of the bride outfits, ballgowns and casual wear.
Alterations including restyling and resizing.
07760 875432/01522 262463
[email protected]
The perfect place for Scandinavian
style gifts and home ideas
ScandiGifts are
having a clearance sale
to make room for their
fabulous new
spring collection
Unit 2, 19 The Green,
Nettleham. (Behind the Co-op)
07526 675 815
Open Tues-Fri 9 - 5, Sat 9.30 - 2
The philosophy at
PinPoint Therapy is to
give the patient an
effective and relaxing
treatment whilst giving
them the understanding
and sense of control of
their health challenge
which results in a more effective and longer lasting end
Lucie states, “Many people are missing out on the benefits
of acupuncture for the fear of needles or for the unknown,
in fact the sensation is minimal and induces a deep state of
relaxation. The pins help the body produce its own
medicine giving your body the boost it requires to take over
and heal yourself. It is one of the oldest forms of medicine
and has helped billions of people worldwide’’.
Lucie has helped clients with back pain, migraine,
depression, PMT, infertility, gallstones, stroke and cancer to
name a few. Some clients come for a relaxing massage where
acu points are stimulated to boost their immune system.
Lucie explains, “One client had severe shoulder and lower
back pain and in one massage session the pain disappeared
for a month, due to his fear of needles he is happy to have a
maintenance massage once a month.
“Clients often comment that it is my calm and approachable
nature and most importantly the way I explain their
condition to them that makes me stand out from other
acupuncturists leading to them to recommend me to friends
and family”.
Not content with just running a successful therapy practice,
Lucie also volunteers as an ambassador for the Princes Trust
helping young adults achieve their dream of self-employment.
To have a no obligation free consultation at PinPoint
Therapy call or email using the details below:
PinPoint Therapy, 01522 704581/07817415818
[email protected]
Bailgate Independent - JANUARY 2013
Junior Sports Programme Trust Fundraising Success
The Junior Sports Programme Trust, the sports charity set up and
administered by Hodgson Elkington LLP was the chosen local charity
at the recent Institute of Directors Luncheon held at the Bentley
Hotel on Friday, 30th November 2012.
The Guest Speaker at the Lunch was the
former World Champion and Olympic
Medalist in the Javelin, Steve Backley, who
gave an amusing and enlightening address
after the Lunch. Steve Backley is pictured
with Ian O’May, Sam Elkington, Chris
Hodgson and Dan Race of Hodgson
Elkington LLP who help administer the Charity.
“We raised almost £1,100 on the day through cash donations which
will increase significantly with the Gift Aid process,” said Senior
Partner of Hodgson Elkington, Sam Elkington.
Vincent Haddelsey (1934-2010) Winter in the Cariboo
Oil on board. Initialled & dated 1968. 31cm x 44cm Est. £300 - £400
Enquiries: William Gregory MRICS
Fine Art Auction: Wednesday 27th February 2013.
Entries close 25th January
Chris Hodgson, also a Director of the Charity, said, “These funds will
go a long way towards helping fund local sports clubs, associations and
individuals seeking help through local charities. We aim to provide
funding for sports clubs whose junior sections (under 16 years old) are
struggling for funds. We have had an extremely successful year and
know that the funds gained at the Luncheon will be put to good use”.
Valuation days in Grantham, Lincoln, Stamford, Leicester, Boston and Louth.
See website for details.
Any junior sports person, or club or association looking for funding
can obtain application forms from the Charity’s website:
The Lincoln Auction Rooms, Dunston House,
Portland Street, Lincoln LN5 7NN
T: 01522 524984
E: [email protected]
For further information contact Marie Gutteridge at Hodgson
Elkington on [email protected]
Regulated by RICS - the Hallmark of a Professional Auctioneer
Regular auctions of antiques, fine art,
collectables, ceramics, silver and jewellery
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Four years for Wragby salon
Halo Hair and Beauty based in Wragby are entering the
spirit of the New Year, by continuing their half price
promotion on most beauty treatments until the end of
Owner Katie Lee said, “We have been open for four years
now and we wanted to be able to say thank you to our
clients, and also offer a nice welcome for new clients”.
Marcus Hall
LLb (Hons)
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• Finances
• Cohabitation
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Call Marcus direct for a FREE initial consultation
01522 595441
www.jgqc.co.uk • [email protected]
The Chambers, 22 The Green, Nettleham, Lincoln LN2 2NR
Beauty treatments at the salon
include O.P.I. manicures and
pedicures, Sienna X spray
tanning, Bio-sculpture gel nails,
reflexology and Indian head
massage as well as facials, waxing
and much more.
The beautician, Sarah Lee, offers
appointments from Monday to
Saturday and late night Thursday
until 8pm. Gift Vouchers are also
The hair styling team consists of Senior Stylists Katie Lee
and Victoria Loake and Junior stylist Sarah Loughton, and
they offer all aspect of hair care, using Wella Colour and
Paul Mitchell Haircare, and again they offer appointments
Monday to Saturday with a late night until 8pm on
The salon has a relaxing, welcoming feel, and the free
parking is really convenient - give it a try.
Halo Hair & Beauty, Bardney Road, Wragby,
Lincoln LN8 5QZ. T: 01673 857833.
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Meet the experts who will make your day and see what you will win with the relevant timings. Winners
Agatha 12 Noon
The Strand 2pm
Lincoln Luxury Cars
Agatha is one of the
An award winning hair salon that’s as fresh and
7-7.30pm (Thurs) & 11am (Fri)
largest independent
vibrant as it was when it started 10 years ago.
Lincoln Luxury Cars is Lincoln’s leading
boutiques in
That’s down to owner Helen Ward’s passion for
in providing luxury chauffeur driven wedding cars.
Lincolnshire mixing
hair and her insistence on her team being at the
established top fashion
forefront of new techniques and trends.
brands with new
designers and has
become a must visit
destination store on Lincoln’s High Street.
Agatha offers a relaxing environment and
fantastic advice, creating a unique shopping
experience. The store has recently introduced a
This superb
service adds
that final touch
of quality to a
The company
has agreed to pick up our Valentine’s day winner
and partner so that you arrive in real style at the
Electric Bar & Restaurant.
premium accessories
The Strand
department boasting
believes in
brands such as
using the best
Vivienne Westwood,
products such
Paul Smith
as TIGI, Wella
and Ted Baker.
and Moroccan
One of the Agatha
oil and is
Team will be on hand
pleased to be able to offer the truly frizz free
to give you an expert personal shopping service
hair smoothing treatment KEBELO. This is a
to make the most of your complimentary £100
friendly salon where the customer definitely
vouchers. As part of your Agatha by Appointment
comes first.
And when we say style we mean style! You will
our Expert stylists will work hard at selecting
Strand’s Manager,
travel in the company’s luxurious Rolls Royce,
trends and styles that work for you, all in your
Hannah, will hold a
normally used exclusively for weddings,
own private shopping area!
consultation with you
accompanied by romantic music and a glass of
12 Noon - Arrive at Agatha for your
followed by a cut and
fashion consultation.
blowdry and, if you’re
1.00pm - Time for lunch followed by a
lucky, a glass of the
visit to The Strand at 2pm.
famous Strand hot
262 High Street,
Lincoln LN2 1HW.
T: 01522 543 956
2pm Arrive for your hair appointment.
3.15pm Leave to return to home and get
ready for the evening.
The Strand, 16 Clasketgate,
Lincoln LN2 1JS. T: 01522 527080.
After your overnight stay at the DoubleTree by
Hilton, you will be picked up from the hotel and
returned home.
7.00pm - Pick up you and your partner at
your home and take you to the Electric
Bar & Restaurant.
11.00am on the 15th - Pick you up from
the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and return
you home.
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s must be available to take the prize on Thursday 14th February 2013.
The Electric Bar & Restaurant Trevor Gibbs,
at the Doubletree by Hilton
7.30pm (Thurs) & 11am (Fri)
Trevor, a partner in the newly launched Bailgate
One of Lincoln’s newest and most prestigious hotels.
Studio, is an accomplished photographer
the DoubleTree by Hilton oozes class whilst still
managing to remain extremely friendly to bar visitors,
specialising in weddings and portraits, but
equally adept at corporate work.
diners and guests.
Enter the Bailgate Independent
Valentine’s competition and win
a fabulous day on Thursday,
February 14th.
FOR YOU - Visit top fashion store
Agatha for an expert fashion
consultation including a gift voucher,
followed a cut and blow dry at the
trendy Strand salon.
FOR YOU AND YOUR PARTNER You will both be picked up from your
home in a Chauffeur driven Rolls
Royce from Lincoln Luxury Cars and
taken to the stunning Electric Bar &
Restaurant for a cocktail and 3 course
dinner including a bottle of wine,
followed by an overnight stay
including breakfast at one of Lincoln’s
best hotels, The DoubleTree by Hilton.
You will then be picked up on the
morning of the 15th and chauffeured
His style is to
The bar has beautiful views
over Brayford Marina. In the
restaurant, the view is uphill to
the floodlit Cathedral - you
don’t get a much more
romantic setting than this in the city.
The prize includes one cocktail each in the bar
followed the Valentine’s Taster Menu (normally £40pp)
and one complimentary bottle of house wine.
You also have a double room booked at the hotel with
breakfast included. The total package is worth £300.00.
7.30pm - Arrive at The Electric Bar &
Restaurant to enjoy your Valentine’s dinner at
8.00pm. Photographs will be taken as you
arrive and sit down, you will then be left
alone. Afterwards you
may want to stay in
the Electric Bar or
explore the many
pubs, bars and clubs in
the area.
The Electric Bar and Restaurant at the
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Brayford Wharf
North, Lincoln LN1 1YW.
T: 01522 565182.
capture intimate,
natural moments
as well as more
making him the
photographer to
record your
Valentines day.
Trevor will catalogue your day with shots at
Agatha, the Strand, your arrival at the Electric
Bar & Restaurant and at your restaurant table
and supply you with a framed photograph of
your choice as a reminder of the day.
Trevor Gibbs, Bailgate Studio.
T: 01522 821037 or 07983 402420.
Simply answer the question
below, include your name,
address and telephone number
and send on a postcard to:
Fire Works Design Ltd.
First Floor, 173 Burton Road,
Lincoln LN1 3LW or e-mail to:
[email protected]
The winner will be drawn from
a hat on Feb 6th.
Closing date Feb 5th. One entry per person
(Over 18’s only). The winner is drawn by
free draw. Prize must be taken on February
14th. Appointment times shown can only
be altered by consultation with relevant
services. Bailgate Independent reserves the
right to print names and photographs of
the winner and their partner. To qualify for
the chauffeuring service you must live
within a 10 mile radius of Lincoln. Pick up
and drop off will be to one address only.
Bailgate Independent accepts no liability
for the services offered.
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Treat your Valentine to a romantic dinner at one
of these great local restaurants on the 14th Feb
You would be hard pushed to find a more
romantic setting for a Valentine’s night.
This quintessential fine old British restaurant is
rightly known for its fine food and warm,
congenial atmosphere. The perfect setting to
whisper sweet nothings to your partner.
There is an excellent choice of reasonably
priced wines and speciality coffees and a
measure of the quality of Browns is shown by
its feature in ‘Hardens’ UK Restaurant Guide.
Chef ’s Special menu for Valentine’s is
on offer plus the extensive A La Carte
menu available all evening - book early
to avoid disappointment.
STEEP HILL, LINCOLN. T: 01522 527330 www.brownspieshop.co.uk
The ever popular Cafe Zoot has a romantic
side and it won’t cost the earth to impress your
The Zoot chefs have set high standards and a
good level of consistency over the last few
years, making it one of the most visited
restaurants in Lincoln. Cafe Zoot has just been
refurbished, the perfect setting for its mainly
modern British menu .
The three course set Valentine’s dinner
is just £24.95. Fantastic value at this lively
Dine in the large dining area on the ground
floor or more private areas upstairs.
CAFE ZOOT, 5 BAILGATE, LINCOLN. T: 01522 536663 www.cafezoot.co.uk
Fire up the passion at this super
Mexican restaurant.
Enjoy the spicy, authentic taste
Enjoy the cosy atmosphere married
with the Mexican liveliness.
at 3 courses for just
of Mexico in Bailgate £21.95 per person.
All the Mexican favourites are on offer
here cooked with a touch of style and pizzazz.
Wash it all down with a
Mexican beer or a great range of cocktails.
BAILGATE, LINCOLN. T: 01522 529991 www.tequilasrestaurant.co.uk
From possibly the most romantic country in
the world, Pomodoro serves excellent Italian
food - the food of love? - decide for yourself,
but what is assured is a stylish interior, good
service, good food and good wine - you can’t
ask for more than that.
offers amazing value - the three course
Valentine’s set menu is £21.95 per
Like its sister restaurant Cafe Zoot, Pomodoro
A sophisticated venue in the heart of Lincoln.
On other evenings try the full a la carte Italian
menu which includes pizza, pasta and other
Italian specialities.
12 GUILDHALL STREET, LINCOLN. T: 01522 511811 www.pomodoroebasilico.co.uk
A fantastic Valentine’s
venue - great oriental food,
a very romantic setting on
the water, a warm welcome
and attentive service - so
what are you waiting for?
Book now!
Our Valentine Special 5 Course Meal - 2013
First Date Soup
Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup
Courtship Platter
Salt and Chilli Chicken Wings,
Sesame Prawn Toast, Duck
Spring Rolls, Charred Beef Fillet
Skewers, Thai Fish Cake
True Love Mains
Grilled Salmon fillet in
Teriyaki sauce
Spare Ribs Cutlet in
Peking Sauce
Stir fried mixed Vegetable with
Fresh Garlic and Oyster Sauce
Fragrance Boiled Rice
BURTON WATERS, LINCOLN LN1 2TU T: 01522 575031 www.harbourcitylincs.co.uk
Anniversary Desserts
Key Lime Cheese Cake
Fresh Filtered
Salvador Coffee
£32.95 per person
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Add some sparkle!
Wide Swarovski
Heart Pendant £25.00.
24 Steep Hill, Lincoln LN2 1LU
01522 534 488
For someone you love!
The Alessi ‘To’ mug, £17.00.
44 Steep Hill, Lincoln LN2 1LU
01522 527 516
The picture of love
Hinged twin heart picture
frame by Transomnia, £8.95
15 Steep Hill, Lincoln
01522 535 553
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Snuggle up with the one
you love!
Reversable Bronte throws and
accessories are lovingly made using
the finest materials available, ensuring
a luxurious soft handle.
Unit 2, 19 The Green, Nettleham
07526 675 815
Serve the food of love
3 tier heart cakestand - £25.00
Large heart plate - £7.00
Small heart plate - £3.50
Set of three heart bowls [dipset] - £8.00
all by Maxwell & William
The Lawn, Union Road, Lincoln LN1 3BL
01522 560 306
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WedCraft, Lincoln’s First DIY
Wedding Event!
Bags, clothing and
accessories of distinction
WedCraft is
Lincolnshire’s first craft
inspired wedding fair
for brides and their
maids looking to add a
thrifty spin to their
special day.
Enjoy a beautifully
relaxed wedding
“crafternoon”, filled
with lovely ideas and
DIY wedding
inspiration from a host
of clever crafty folks
and top wedding
Owen Barry, Blondie Mania Modula, Rowallen, Drift, Nica,
Ashwood, Pell Mell, Ciccia, Easton, Saccoo
46 STEEP HILL, LINCOLN 01522 522565
- Open 7 days -
Lost for financial advice?
As the organisers say “You can’t escape that craft and DIY
glamour has become chic not cheap over the last couple of years,
which is why we’ve conjured up WedCraft; an event to help you
hone your skills to create an individual and undoubtedly beautiful
wedding with your own fair hands.
Ten years ago making wedding favours, arranging your bouquet and
baking your wedding cake was seen as an economical step too far,
but now – with the help of in-the-know crafty people professional
results can be created from your kitchen table.
The amazing ‘WedCrafty’ experts include international gift
wrapping expert and ribbon designer, Jane Means and
talented wedding stationery designer Leah Spicer of Golden
Apple Designs.
The halls will be bursting with suppliers, many offering an
alternative or vintage twist including retro cars, vintage style
photographers and quirky cakes.
Independent Financial Services Ltd.
Simon Zigante DipPFS
Cambridge House
5 Cambridge Avenue
Lincoln LN1 1LS
T: 01522 589 000
m: 07918 778081
e: [email protected]
Independent advice on:
• Investments
& pensions
• Life & Critical
illness protection
• Home visits
• No fee for initial
Choice Independent Financial Services Ltd is authorised and regulated by the
Financial Services Authority
Bring your mums,
bridesmaids, friends and
family along for a
thoroughly lovely day
out during which you’ll
pick up some brilliant
crafty tips and ideas.
You’ll also be able to
indulge in some delicious treats in our Afternoon Tea coffee
shop between workshops!
After a few hours at WedCraft you’ll have oodles of new
skills to materialise a wedding of wonderment and vintage
Wedcraft is on Sunday 24th February from 11am to
4pm at the Lincolnshire Showground. So that everyone has
a chance to take part, we’ve got just 200 complimentary
spaces available. Booking is essential – just visit
www.wedcraft.co.uk and print off your entry voucher
Follow the crafty developments on Twitter
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At Millcraft, you can
be sure of service
and quality, designed
and built to last.
As a family business,
established in 2003,
Millcraft offer a design
and installation service,
with prices starting
from £7,000 upwards there is something
for everyone.
Millcraft Interiors, Showroom 36-38 Queen Street,
Market Rasen, Lincolnshire LN8 3EN
Tel: 01673 844439
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Health and B
January is the time to re-assess our lives including how we treat our bo
Tristan Lowe, founder and owner of Good Condition,
Lincolnʼs premier fitness and remedial centre discusses
how to combat inactivity and its consequences
As the city of Lincoln constantly establishes itself with new ventures, road links and
services, the public are steadily becoming aware of the need to ensure their own health
and fitness is equally paramount to that of careers or forms of entertainment.
Here’s to a
new year &
a new you!
Specialist clinics held
weekly for medical
aesthetics (injectables)
by experienced
local doctors.
Consultations free.
Contact: Rita Roberts, The Beauty Rooms
Tel: 01522 800069 or 07941 375494
the experience
on all body and facial treatments
and waxing until the end of February
*Offer ends 28th February 2013. Terms & Conditions apply.
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With the advent of regular TV shows highlighting our nations growing obesity and
health related illness issues, families are starting to invest time and effort into a fit and
healthy lifestyle, with fat loss a mainstay of exercise and nutritional adherence.
To combat the use of ‘labour saving devices’ such as dishwashers, microwave ovens,
remote controls, car washes and mobile phones - we must practice ways of balancing our
health with exercise and physical activity.
Diseases of inactivity (hypokinetic) are considered a main cause of death in the UK and
other developed nations (World Health Organisation 2009). Current guidelines suggest
30 minutes of moderate physical activity 5 to 6 days per week can lead to significant
health benefits (Department of Health 2009).
By incorporating regular participation in either
fitness training or sports activities, the onset of
conditions (cardiovascular diseases, cancer,
osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, obesity, mental
health) can be reduced.
Low levels of activity are leading to a rise in
heart disease and lung disorders. This
hypokinetic issue is on the increase and is
attributed to lifestyle changes, rather than
medical diseases such as tuberculosis or scarlet
Amount and level of exercise required can of
course vary - depending on the individual,
however 60% to 90% of MHR (maximum
heart rate) for 30 minutes is adequate for those new to exercise, and in some cases those
returning to activity after time away. Whilst these recommendations are valid, a
percentage of people will not keep to them, due to the initial effort involved, thus
leading to on-going cycles of ‘starting and stopping’ exercise or fad diets.
When embarking on health and well being improvements, take into account ‘change
cycles’. A change cycle is the general order of an individual when undertaking a health
and fitness prescription: 1. PRE-CONTEMPLATION
These stages are seen or expressed with almost all at some point in life and therefore
should be addressed early to stay on track with improvements.
Good Condition’s “Tip of the month”
Aim for moderate exercise when just starting out, with a realistic goal of reducing body weight by 1
- 2 lbs per week and body fat by 0.5% to 1% per week, as this is both achievable and sustainable
for beginners. Try to consume 4 - 5 small meals per day with a balance of protein, carbohydrate,
vitamins and fats, instead of “skipping breakfast” with the notion of avoiding calories. Regular H20
(water) hydration is essential to maintain normal bodily functions and assist in digestion of foods.
Visit www.goodcondition or call 01522 525250 for information on one-to-one and
group classes.
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odies. Here is some useful advice from local experts
Local therapist
Bongani Wilson looks
at how to be realistic
about new year
health resolutions
New Year - New You!
New years resolutions - we’ve made them, we’ve heard other people
talking about them and most of those I hear about at least deal with one
subject - our health. So what do you associate with new year’s health
resolutions? What cultural stories do we hear about them? Many of them
can be pessimistic, skeptical and perfectly logical, yet offer no real reason
not to do something worthwhile for ourselves. When you hear these
what’s really being said is “I don’t want to try and fail - AGAIN. It’s safer
to lower my expectations” or simply “I don’t want to do something I find
this challenging, here’s an explanation which makes it ok not to”.
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“Balancing your What and your Why”
Regardless of any opinions, are there people who make resolutions, enjoy
carrying them out and make permanent changes? Absolutely. In fact... Are
there people who are in the worst state you can imagine who turn it
around permanently? No question. Many of them are just like you and I.
We all know resolutions which would improve our health. Here’s a simple
way to choose one and ensure it leads you to feel healthier and more
satisfied. I call it ‘balancing your What and your Why’.
Think of an example resolution you could make if one hasn’t come to
mind already. Firstly, how strong is your Why? What do I mean exactly?
Well lets say for example that two people, roughly the same age and state
of health as you, make the same new years ‘health resolution’. Let us
pretend both of them were booked in for a checkup with the doctor
during december. One didn’t attend for some reason and had a Christmas
and the New Year break much like yours. The other did attend and
received a serious diagnosis (you decide the details). Now let’s also say
they had a kind family member with them when they went to the
appointment and all their close friends and family find out during their
time together over New Year holiday. To cap it off this person’s boss also
finds out - and the job they have requires them to be reasonably fit and
healthy. Now here’s the important question - who do you think is most
likely to actually follow through on their decision? We all know the
answer. Why? Because they’re ‘Why’; they’re reasons for acting, were
Bongani Wilson is a former international gymnast and talented
therapist. Practicing in multiple locations in Lincoln, including
the new Revival Community Cafe on Mint Lane. “Always
looking for a new challenge and if a client isn’t satisfied I’ll pay
them - 110% money back guarantee.” To contact Bongani call
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Now bring to mind an example resolution again. Choose a new one if
you like. This is your ‘What’. How are you feeling about acting on it?
How easy or difficult your gut feels it will be needs to match the strength
of your ‘Why’. If it doesn’t, change what you are aiming for or find a
deeper reason for making it happen. It sounds unbelievably obvious but
this is a fundamental basis for real change.
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Health and Beauty
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Your child looks up to you. But how they
really see you may be different than you
think. Local optometrist Annabelle Magee
One in five children have a vision disorder. Not knowing any
differently, many of these children accept poor vision and
other eye ailments as normal. If left unchecked, serious
long-term effects can result.
When it comes to your child’s vision, what could be more
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I see I learn
Over 80 percent of a child’s learning is based on vision. If vision
problems remain untreated, kids who are packed with potential
are left lagging behind in learning. They may even become
withdrawn or disruptive.
If detected, these conditions can be corrected by an optometrist
(optician). Optometrists often prescribe corrective lenses or eye
exercises, enabling young children to rapidly catch up to their
An eye exam is essential
Taking your child to the optician for a comprehensive eye exam
is the most important thing you can do for your child’s
Hair Salon
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to their new salon, located in Metheringham village.
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An optician can complete this test even if your child doesn’t
know their ABC. An optician can use shapes, animals and other
child friendly ways to evaluate vision and eye health.
Vision screenings offered by schools, are limited in evaluating a
child’s overall eye health. Many serious eye conditions don’t have
obvious symptoms. A thorough eye exam by an optician is the
only way to know for sure.
Common vision conditions
Several different vision skills must work together for your child to
see and understand clearly. If any of these vision skills are out of
sync, your child’s learning development can be greatly affected.
Long sightedness and astigmatism are the most common vision
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conditions among children. The treatment of a lazy eye
and/or squint in a child’s early years is critical, as these
conditions become more difficult – and sometimes impossible
to correct as the child ages.
Warning signs include:
Poor visual performance is also common and largely escapes
detection in general vision screenings. A complete eye exam is
required to determine visual-performance problems, including
poor coordination of the eyes, squint, eye movement defects,
poor eye-hand coordination and difficulties controlling focus.
• Avoiding puzzles. Books, colouring or other neardistance work
• Sitting very close to the television
• Holding objects to close
• Covering one eye when looking at something up close
• Body rigidity while looking at distant objects
• Lack of concentration
• Visible frustration or grimacing
• Excessive blinking or rubbing of the eyes
• Tilting of the head or unusual posture
• Lack of participation
• Performing below potential
• Complaining of headaches, blurred or double vision,
or burning or itchy eyes
• Marked inability to catch, build, balance or do other
related eye-hand coordination activities
Warning Signs
• Hyperactive or short attention span
Although many serious eye conditions don’t have obvious
symptoms - as already stated, a thorough eye exam by an
optometrist is the only way to know for sure. A parent can be the
first to detect early symptoms of some eye problems in a child.
To book a FREE eye test for your child today phone
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Health and Beauty
Julian Kessler R.G.N.of Lincoln Laser Skincare looks at how laser technology can help reduce the signs of ageing
It’s amazing how, before you know it, another year has passed. Here
we are in 2013, a little bit older and hopefully a little wiser. It’s only
when you stop and take notice do you realise that unfortunately time
starts to catch up, and although we all want to be wiser we are not so
keen to carry on getting older, especially when it shows in our face.
Lines and wrinkles, freckles and pigmented lesions, uneven skin tone
and general signs of dull ageing skin. Ageing is inevitable, however
most of us would like to age gracefully and we want to look good for
our years. There are many options available to reduce the signs of
ageing, and one of the latest innovations to really establish itself is
called Fractional laser treatment.
This is a laser treatment that has had
plenty of exposure in the media recently
thanks to celebrities such as ‘The Kardashians’. You
only have to watch the older contestants on ‘Dancing on
Ice’, such as Pamela Anderson (45) and Anthea Turner
(52) and wonder how they manage to achieve and
maintain such
glowing healthy skin.
The new laser treatment stimulates collagen
production in the dermal layer of the skin.
Ok, they will probably have
had some help from injectable
anti-ageing treatments such as
‘Botox’ and dermal fillers but
these have little impact on the
actual condition and
appearance of the skin itself.
A radiant, soft, glowing, and
bright complexion are the best indicators of a healthy young skin and
Fractional laser can help to achieve this.
This treatment is able to tick a number of boxes when it comes to
rejuvenating the skin. It stimulates collagen production in the dermal
layer of the skin, helps to breakdown melanocytes which cause
pigmented lesions and also helps with post-inflammatory marks
following acne breakouts. It is also useful for improving skin texture
and can be used for certain types of scarring, including stretch-marks
and to ease congestion. This treatment is also suitable for rejuvenation
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Following a 10 week clinical trial carried out in Autumn last year,
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‘Inspired’ opportunity for
talented local children
Students at Lincoln Minster School are eagerly anticipating the
release of a new CD on which they feature. ‘Inspired’ by Howard
Goodall had enjoyed top spot on Amazon’s ‘Hot Future Releases’ list
in advance of its launch on Monday, 14 January.
Howard Goodall invited the Lincoln Minster School Chamber
Choir to record this new album with him and Classic FM in
London. Lincoln Minster School is known for its musical excellence
and has been honoured for its students to have numerous
opportunities since 2011 to work with the multi-award winning
broadcaster and composer of choral music, stage musicals, film and
TV scores (whose best known theme tunes include Blackadder, Red
Dwarf, QI, The Vicar of Dibley).
The Chamber Choir in Lincoln Cathedral with Aric Prentice, LMS Director
of Music (extreme left) and Howard Goodall (back row, far right).
The album features a number of new works alongside some of
Howard’s best-loved pieces. Foremost among the new compositions
is a brand new 10-part oratorio – ‘Every Purpose Under The
Heaven’ - commissioned by United Learning (of which Lincoln
Minster School is part). Inspired also features a number of exciting
special guests alongside the Lincoln Minster School Chamber Choir:
internationally-acclaimed tenor Noah Stewart, soprano Laura
Wright, guitarist Craig Ogden and Howard Goodall’s own choir
Enchanted Voices.
Members of the Chamber Choir, Ollie and Ellie said, “Working with
Howard was a brilliant experience; we knew some of his work and
were very excited to meet him. He is so supportive and
understanding and we were delighted when he asked us to feature
on his new album. Performing the world premiere of ‘Every Purpose
Under the Heaven’ at Westminster Abbey on Remembrance Sunday
was awe-inspiring, then to have Howard conduct us at home in
Lincoln Cathedral meant that all of our friends and family could
come. The actual recording at the studios in London gave us a great
insight into the music industry, something that we won’t forget.”
Howard Goodall says, “The Lincoln Minster School Chamber Choir
were a dream to work with and they led larger groups of singers
with great skill, warmth and commitment. This was a really happy
musical collaboration. I am extremely proud of my association with
the School and its outstanding musicians.”
Director of Music at Lincoln Minster School, Aric Prentice, said,
“We place great importance on giving our young musicians every
opportunity to gain experience of performing to different audiences,
arranging international tours, professional recordings and free recitals
to which anyone can come. Some of our students have taken part in
professional recordings on several occasions but for others this will
have been a first, so they are really excited to hear the CD and see
how it performs in the album charts.”
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The 2012 Christmas Market one-way system received a lot of
flack - reading this letter itʼs hardly surprising! We welcome
letters on this or any subject. Best letter wins a bottle of
Dear Mr Copeland,
I have been a restaurant owner in the Bailgate for over 10 years. I usually welcome
the Christmas Market, as it is great for business, it brings tourism to Lincoln and
gets everybody in the Christmas spirit ready for the countdown to Christmas day.
Words cannot express my sheer disappointment with the Christmas Market
last year.
I was concerned when I first heard about the new one-way system.The route was unclear and I
personally found it hard to imagine everybody coming up Steep Hill especially the elderly and
disabled, also if we were to suffer bad weather conditions as in previous years this is not the hill you
want to have to walk up to enter the market.
Other business’s that I had spoken to were also unsure how the new system would work and affect
trade. However, we spent weeks preparing for the event, ordering extra food, drink and getting extra
staff, as we expected it to be extremely busy as on previous years.
On Thursday, the day of the opening of the Christmas market, everywhere was really quiet with
mainly stall holders wandering around. Thursday is usually the quieter day, however, with the market
opening earlier than usual we expected it to be busy. When lunchtime came and the restaurant was
empty I went to have a look around. Pedestrians were being ushered around the one-way system at
the back of the White Hart Hotel, they didn’t even have a chance notice to Café Zoot and other
shops. The marshals stood in a long line barricading the area and kept moving the people along.
The block between ourselves and the Cathedral Square stopped people getting to our restaurant from
either direction, people could not walk up from Steep Hill or the Castle Square instead they had to
follow the lengthy route of the one-way system and from the other direction they were being forced
around the back of the Cathedral. The Christmas market attracts visitors from all over, but unless they
already knew about Café Zoot they wouldn’t have even known we were there! The one-way system
had made Café Zoot, The White Hart, The Ice Cream Parlour, Bailgate Kitchens and Watsons into a
‘no mans land’, people had no reason to walk past us, this destroyed our trade.
At times I am aware that the restrictions were up lifted, this still did not benefit Café Zoot or our
neighbours as the area was still completely blocked off to come up past tourist information.
The one-way route was ridiculous, it was far too long, people could not re-visit a stall, shop or
restaurant unless they went round the system again, which was highly unlikely.
I am at a considerably loss on previous years takings due to the one-way system enforced. The
restaurant is busier in a normal week than it was during the Christmas Market. A lot of hard work
and effort goes into preparing for this event and it was extremely disappointing.
Last years Christmas Market did not benefit the majority of businesses in the Bailgate and Steep hill
area at all! We have been in a challenging economic climate; people do not have the disposable
income they used to have.
Stall holders only have to pay for the few days when the market is on, but we pay expensive rates
every year and support local organisations like Lincoln Big. The Council should support local
businesses in the area, but they do not recognize this when organizing the Christmas Market.
It should benefit everyone, not try and put people out of business!
Saied Bakhshalian, Restaurateur.
6 Clasketgate, Lincoln LN2 1JS
(opposite the Theatre Royal)
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Keep the home fires
burning this Winter
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15kg bag of kindling - £6 or £4 if you also purchase briquettes.
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Tealby joint winner of the
Lincolnshire best kept village
over the last fifty years award
Tealby was named as
joint winner of the
Best Kept Village
Fiftieth Anniversary
Award at a recent
organised by
Community Lincs.
This special award
was given to Tealby
and also to
Nettleham for having
the most consistent
scores in the past fifty
years of the Best Kept
Villages Award. The
award was sponsored by
Picture shows Steven Spivey on the left of the
photo receiving the certificate from Richard
Pennell on the right.
the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Pennells Garden Centres donated a bench to each of the winning
villages as part of their prize. The chairman of Tealby parish
council, Steven Spivey received the bench together with a
certificate from Richard Pennell, Managing Director of Pennells
Garden Centres.
Richard Pennell commented, “I have been very impressed with the
enthusiasm shown by all the entrants to the competition and we
are very happy to support the award in this way.”
Golden service for Trevor
Pennells Garden Centres recently
marked the long service of a
member of staff at their Lincoln
centre with a presentation.
Mr Trevor Smith celebrated fifty
years working for the company,
matching the length of service his
father Fred Smith also gave to the
Trevor first started work at the
company’s nurseries in 1963 at
Brant Road, working under his
father’s tutelage. He then worked
as a plant propagator for many
Mr Trevor Smith with the years before later moving to the
garden centre in South Hykeham
Royal Horticultural
as a sales assistant.
Society medal and
Trevor was presented with the
Royal Horticultural Society’s long
service medal with bar in recognition of his 50 years’ service
to the company and the industry by the company’s
managing director Richard Pennell.
Mr Richard Pennell, Managing Director commented “The
success of the business is due to the skill and knowledge of
our team members of which Trevor is an outstanding
example. My thanks go to him for the major contribution
he and his family have made to the business over the years.”
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At G H Shaw we will organise the carpeting, curtaining, upholstery
and accessories all in one shop. We have the staff and over 150
years experience to take a job from original thought to completion.
Stockists of Duresta, Tetrad, Neptune Classics, Romo Fabrics,
GP & J Baker Fabrics and many more.
Call 01522 521066
Fax 01522 541010
Email [email protected]
Visit www.ghshaw.co.uk
125/126 High Street Lincoln LN5 7PP
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Brand new
offices on
council portfolio
The latest addition to the county
council’s commercial property
portfolio, is set to open shortly
(late February 2013) and will provide an ideal location for up-andcoming businesses requiring an office in the centre of Lincoln.
Wyvern House located on the former Kesteven Street Coal Yard has
been positioned to give frontage to the planned new Lincoln East
West Link Road and will put the name of occupiers in the eye-line
of every user of this arterial route.
The building is named after the mythical beast the Wyvern, which
was the emblem of the Midland Railway whose Lincoln line
formerly ran through the site. In mythology the Wyvern is supposed
to represent strength and power, qualities we hope will be imparted
to those businesses that make the building their new home.
A total of 7 offices will be available ranging from 46 to139 sqm
(500 to 1500 sqft). Each unit provides a modern space, a shared
meeting space and parking. They also benefit from being close to
the train station and its direct link to London.
Councillor Eddy Poll, Executive Member for Economic
Development, said: “Whether you’re just starting out or looking to
expand, finding the right location for your business is a crucial step.
“That’s why the county council offers a wide range of business
accommodation across Lincolnshire.
“Our Select Lincolnshire team also holds a list of other commercial
properties available across the county.
“And it isn’t just the businesses themselves that benefit – councilrun business units have created 127 new jobs in Lincolnshire over
the last two years.”
Paul Wheatley Head of Regeneration at Lincolnshire County
Council, who project managed the development, added, “Wyvern
House represents the first public sector capital investment into this
part of the city for some time. We hope that with the construction
of the East West Link which is planned to follow, we will be laying
the foundations for a revival in the economic fortunes of this part
of Lincoln. In designing and constructing Wyvern House, we have
sought not only to create a quality building, but one which is
environmentally sustainable and helps improve the quality of the
local public realm”.
Wyvern House is expected to support 30 jobs. It will also help
occupier businesses minimise their running costs, by generating a
large proportion of the buildings energy requirements on site
(through solar PV arrays). Additional benefits for the wider
community are that it will create a new public square in place of
the current Sincil Dyke footpath ( between Kesteven Street and
Tentercroft Street).
The council currently runs industrial units and offices at 11
locations across the county.
If you would like more information, email please visit
www.wyvernhouselincoln.co.uk, email:
[email protected],gov.uk or telephone 01522
550618. To search for industrial or office accommodation
in Lincolnshire, please visit www.selectlincolnshire.com
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Visit our newly
extended showroom...
Lincoln author to headline
at Chesterfield fundraiser
Lincoln award winning author
and boating enthusiast, David
Zelder is booked to appear at
The Winding Wheel Theatre,
Chesterfield in The New Year
as a fund raising event for The
Chesterfield Canal Trust.
The event, ‘‘An evening with
David Zelder’’ will be
entertaining, humorous,
informative and will focus on
the mechanics of writing and
how David draws on some of
his life experiences (including
being kidnapped at gunpoint
aged just 11) when writing his short stories, poetry and his recent
and acclaimed novel Yomping Outside. The book is regularly in
the top 5% in the sales charts and the author will be selling signed
copies in the interval.
In the second half of the talk, Zelder will share his boating
experiences, especially on The Trent and The Chesterfield Canal.
The proceeds of ticket sales will go to Chesterfield Canal Trust.
An evening with David Zelder: January 23rd 2013 at 7.30
p.m. Winding Wheel Theatre, Holywell Street, Chesterfield
S41 7SA. Tickets from: [email protected] Or
Tel: 01246-345222 £6.20 concessions £4.75
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career in art
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AA Gill advises ‘Artists who
don’t practice the craft of their
art, or who hand it on to
someone else, are missing out of
what is right at the heart, the
great joy of making anything.
You shouldn’t just be a director
of art.’ Art students at Lincoln
Minster School undertake a
range and depth of study which
is praised by prestigious
universities and professionals.
Dedicated, specialist tutors,
inspirational facilities, technical masterclasses and intensive
support help students to stage their own exhibitions and
develop portfolios in Art, Graphics and Photography as separate
A-Level subjects.
LMS students have gone on to further study and careers in the
Arts with solid foundations and enthusiasm for their chosen
craft. As one parent recently said: ‘I am delighted that my
daughter studied at Minster. The nature, depth and quality of
the work she is undertaking far exceeds that of friends at her
previous school, and she absolutely loves life drawing.’
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Roof Gallery Exhibition in Sleaford
Exciting new work
from two emerging
East Midlands’ artists
will feature in “The
National Centre
Presents ….The
Gallery Garden” an
exhibition at The
National Centre for
Craft & Design which ends on February 10th.
Unique kiln fused glass work by Stevie Davies will sit alongside
Bethany Walker’s now ‘signature’ and dynamic contrast of
textiles and concrete to create an installation show entitled
“The Gallery Garden”.
Curator Laura Mabbutt says: “We call out for artists to exhibit
their work each year in our Roof Gallery under the banner of
‘The National Centre Presents’ in order to offer them an
opportunity to gain further exposure of their practice as well as
a tool for exhibiting in a professional gallery. This year we were
so impressed by these two separate applications that we
encouraged the artists to work together on one exhibition.”
Both artists are inspired by the outdoors, both use textile
techniques in their own unique way fusing them into harder
materials and both wanted to push themselves into creating
larger installation pieces that used a gallery for its own space.
Stevie Davies is based in Derby and uses textile techniques
with wire to control, restrict or pressurise her glass whilst in
the kiln creating exciting forms as well as decorative
elements. Inspired by flowers and plants, Stevie wraps various
sections of glass hundreds of times with wire. The process of
wrapping wire by hand around chosen pieces of glass not
only creates decorative designs, but also constructs the
restrictive grid that forms and shapes the piece through
numerous firings.
Bethany Walker works in Arnold, Nottingham and uses, what
appears at first sight, an odd combination of concrete and
textiles to create beautiful and captivating pieces which
possess immense tactile
qualities. Her work
explores connections
and contrasts in the
urban environment –
things we all observe
daily but often overlook.
Endeavouring to break
new ground, Bethany is
pushing the boundaries
of contemporary textiles
- blurring design disciplines, breaking preconceptions and
traditionalist viewpoints to create pleasantly stunning pieces.
“The Gallery Garden” is at the National Centre for
Craft & Design, Sleaford ending on 10 February
2013. www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk
Bailgate Independent - JANUARY 2013
food & drink
This month’s recipe is from Pauline Mawson, owner of Greenhouse Coffee Shop
Red Pepper, Cheddar Cheese and Ham Omelette
(Makes one omelette)
Gently beat the eggs and season with salt and
3 free range eggs
100ml milk
1/2 red pepper
1 thick slice ham
50g grated cheddar
2tbs olive oil
Chop the ham and pepper into bite size
pieces. Stir the milk, ham, cheese and pepper
into the beaten eggs.
Heat the oil in a 20cm non stick omelette pan
and pour in the egg mixture. Cook on a
medium to high heat for 3 – 4 minutes to
colour the base of the omelette.
Put into a hot oven for 4 - 5 mins for a
perfect fluffy omelette, turn out, fold and
serve with salad and coleslaw for a tasty
lunch or light supper.
Use brie instead of cheddar for a lovely
alternative gooey filling.
Pauline Mawson has been at the helm of the
a variety of breakfasts, lunches, snacks and
Greenhouse Coffee Shop for 13 months now, after
homemade cakes.
taking redundancy from the corporate life.
The menu is fairly constant, but the specials are
Her number 1 priority is fabulous customer service,
constantly changing.
combined with freshly prepared, tasty, great value
Greenhouse also opens in the evening for regular
monthly Tapas and Greek evenings, booking is
Greenhouse opens at 9-4 Monday to Saturday, offering
essential for these popular events.
Pauline Mawson
Greenhouse Coffee Shop, 51 Burton Road, Lincoln LN1 3JY. Tel: 01522 537 013.
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We have asked our partners on food and wine, Majestic Wine, Small Beer and the Cheese Society, to
come up with some unusual beverages and cheese to encourage you to experiment with new tastes.
Luckily we have the perfect partners with the perfect expertise for this task - enjoy!
£13.99 per 8X500ML NRB
Brewed using a unique
blend of malted barley and
wheat for a delicious malty
taste bursting with rich,
biscuity flavours. Liberty hops
are added for a distinctive
zesty character and fruity bite,
whilst Saaz hops add a gentle
bitter taste for a clean,
refreshing finish.
Discovery tastes great served
chilled and its light, refreshing
character makes it a perfect
accompaniment to many
For this and many other fine specialist beers contact:
Rob Eastwood, Small Beer, 18 Kingsway,
Lincoln LN5 8EU T: 01522 540 431
rown in Nelson, to the west of
Marlborough, on stoney loam soils with
high sunshine hours and a moderating
Maritime influence. The winemaking
philosophy blends Old World techniques
with pioneering methods now becoming
commonplace in the New World.Bursting
with aromas of pear, honey, apple, spice
and even a hint of cream. Hints of
sweetness partner the pure fruit flavours
and are complemented by clean acidity,
good length and soft texture.Gorgeous on
its own as a fuller bodied apéritif or with
Thai and Asian foods. At its best when
enjoyed over the next eighteen months.
For advice on a range of usual and unusual wines contact:
Tom Atkins, Jamie Mulholland and Anna Blakeston,
Majestic Wine Warehouses, 320 Wragby Road,
Lincoln LN2 4QD T: 01522 540 128 www.majestic.co.uk
Red Fox
At the end of 2011 and after four
Strength: MildMedium
Rind: Clothbound
Maturity: 4 months
Consistency: Hard
Milktype: Cows
Region: Shropshire
Waimea Pinot Gris
£8.99 when you buy 2 or more (Minimum
purchase now just 6 bottles any mix).
Country: England
years in the making, The Belton
cheese company created this new
modern award-winning British
cheese. The cheese, which is
handmade at Belton Farm, uses a
unique recipe developed over many
years, along with carefully selected
cultures and the skill of the cheesemaker to produce an intense and
complex blend of sweet and savoury
distinctive flavours. It has a russet
colour and a wonderful rugged
mouth-feel with a hint of ‘crunch’, the
cheese has been developed through
watchful maturation and leaves the
palate with a lingering flavour and a
desire for more. For a great story, you
need great characters. So when Red Fox
was suggested, that was when
everything started to fall into place…For
many years a red fox had been standing
aloft the Belton farmhouse in the form of
a weather vane. The fox is also
represented on the Leicestershire coat of
arms. Leicester’s football team and the
county cricket team have embraced the
fox as their mascot. Furthermore the
smooth, cunning and clever
characteristics of the fox can be
attributed to this moreish cheese.
“Smooth” hints at its creamy texture,
whereas ‘cunning and clever’ refer to its
surprising contrast of creaminess with a
subtle crunch. Through a traditional
handmade process Belton Farm has
produced a thoroughly modern British
classic in Red Fox.
For a fantastic range of cheeses contact: Kate O’Meara, The Cheese Society, 1 St Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY
T: 01522 511 003 www.thecheesesociety.co.uk The Cheese Society also contains an excellent restaurant.
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Joe Cooke & Frank Connell - still raising
funds for local Charities
When Joe and Frank learned that the local Community Radio station - Lincoln
City Radio, were involved with providing work experience for school children in
the area, they wanted to learn more of the project. It was found that a training
studio was required to involve the pupils further in the work of the station. They
would be able to record programmes and gain a certificate from Lincoln City
Radio showing their experience when they moved on to the world of work.
A room in the radio building became available but funds were not available for
the rent so the Cooke & Connell Fundraisers have agreed to cover the cost thus
investing in the future and making a further studio available to the volunteer
presenters. This studio is to be called “Studio 2 – The Cooke-Connell Room”
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Fire Works Design Limited, The Coach House, Lincoln LN1 1ND
t: 01522 531 717 / 01522 540 936 / 01522 522 940
e-mail: [email protected]
Lincoln City Radio caters for the music tastes of Lincoln people. If you are over
50, be sure to given the station a listen and you will hear local presenters playing
the music we know and love!
Plans for the 2013 St George’s Day Fundraising Ball are taking shape. The Lawn
on Burton Road in Lincoln is once again the chosen venue and we have secured
some superb entertainment in the form of a top Elvis Tribute act plus disco. If
you would like further information, get in touch with Lorraine on 01522 889664.
Joe and Frank went along to a meeting of the Lincoln Probus Club and talked
about their work in raising funds for local charities. They chatted about their
fundraising and some of the individuals and charities have benefitted. As a thank
you, the Lincoln Probus Club and Lincoln Ladies Probus Club made donations
that helped towards the meal for the homeless on Christmas Day.
The Christmas day meal for the homeless was a great success thanks to the
services of Dave, who, once again was responsible for the cooking and our
willing volunteers who served the meal at Trinity United Reform Church on
Garmston Street. The day continued with a buffet at Mary le Wigford Church
Our very grateful thanks to all of you who contributed towards the produce,
helped prepare, cook, serve and assisted with the clearing up after the meal.
We are indebted to you and we certainly couldn’t do it without you.
Frank has been busy with a further head shave this month! Will Nickell, a local
man, wanted to raise some funding for Raleigh International for their work in
Nicaragua so he braved the cold weather and was being sponsored by friends
and family. Good luck Will – we hope you do well.
We are sure you will join us in wishing a very Happy Birthday to Frank as he
celebrates his 65th birthday this month and 50 years in the gentlemen’s
hairdressing business. You can rest assured that he will not be retiring as he
intends to become known as the oldest working barber not just in the City of
Lincoln, but also the whole World!
Best wishes Frank!
157-159 Burton Road, Lincoln LN1 3LW
01522 533 885
Success is the prize for those who stand true to their ideas - Josh S Hinds
5 Evans Business Centre, Lincoln LN6 9UH
Joe and Frank would like to wish all the Cooke and Connell supporters
a very Happy and healthy New Year.
01522 705 123
Bailgate Independent - JANUARY 2013
Stockists of:
Falcon, Peterson and Brumfit Pipes
t: 01522
m: 07881
All aspects of interior and
exterior decorating covered:
• Wallpapering • Free estimates
• Standard and specialist paint
• Full Bathroom installations
• General maintenance
• No job too small
• 24 hour emergency call out
• No call out charge
Call Dixie on:
07990 544976
01522 788999
Large range of pipe and
flavoured hand rolling tobacco
S&J Canner
Skilled, quality service for:
Large range of cigars
• Monuments & Memorials
• Renovations & Restorations
Unit C, Waterside Shopping Centre, Lincoln
[email protected]
Grooming Parlour
Professional, caring, quality service
City & Guilds qualified
Free allocated parking spaces
Competitive prices!
Unit F, Peregrine Mews, Dowding Road
Allenby Rd Industrial Estate LN3 4PH
New and refurbished catering
equipment to the catering and
hotel industry
• Opus ovens and Filterflow boilers
• Refurbished equipment fully
• Discounted trade prices
• Pet memorials
Unit 1, Westminster Trading
Estate, Westminster Road,
Lincoln LN6 3QY
e: [email protected]
Office: 01522 694360
Mobile: 07903 849007
• House plaques
T: 01522 538572 M: 07891587530
Allenby Ind Estate, Lincoln
To advertise call Mandy Copeland or
Ginny Wray-Twell on 01522 531717
or email:
[email protected] fireworksdesign.co.uk
01522 548671 or 07584 411167
This is our Directory Page for trades and home services advertisers. Advertising rates
for ads over classified size are reduced from the main magazine, so if you want to
appear in Lincoln’s premier free magazine call: 01522 531 717.
Where there is a Will there is a way
Hodgson Elkington LLP Chartered Surveyors have recently
secured the letting of Digitek House, 1,800 sq ft of office
accommodation on
Whisby Way, Lincoln to
The Society of Will
The Society was formed in West London in 1994 and in
1996 Lincoln was chosen as the new location for the Head
Office. The Society are a non-profit making organisation
Lewis Cove of
Hodgson Elkington
commented, “It is
really encouraging
news that the Society
(of Will Writers) is
staying and expanding
within Lincoln and
this is another positive
sign that the office
market is returning to
For more information on the work of The Society of
Will Writers please visit:
www.willwriters.com or call us on 0800 838270.
Michael Brown of The
Society of Will Writers
comments, “We are
delighted that we have
been able to find
suitable premises and
stay in the City. The
Will writing industry is
in a transitional period
and securing new
premises is part of our
development plan for
the future of the
organisation and the industry”.
promoting the importance of having a valid Will to the
general public, to act as a self-regulatory body by vetting
practitioners through
stringent membership
proficiency standards
and on-going training.
Bailgate Independent - JANUARY 2013
Andrew & Co LLP appoints
Chief Executive to lead its
strategic development
Leading local law firm, Andrew and Co LLP is gearing up for a
change at the top after announcing that Simon Smith becomes its
Chief Executive this month (7 January). At the same time, the
firm has put in place a new
management structure, which sees
Managing Partner Julie Bailey
assume a new role as the firm’s
Simon joins Andrew & Co with an
impressive track record of
achievement as a law firm leader
and in spearheading growth and
development. During a highly
Simon Smith and Julie Bailey.
successful decade at the helm of
Ashton KCJ, he led the expansion of the East Anglian law firm to
become a regional heavyweight with a £17 million turnover. It is
now the third largest firm in the region.
Simon says: “Andrew and Co was looking for someone to drive
its next phase of development. I was immediately attracted to the
firm, given its ambition to help clients succeed, its long established
reputation for high quality legal work and excellent list of both
commercial and individual clients. This background sets the firm
apart as a top class law firm with a great heritage.
Search launched to find
winner of Lincoln’s top
Lincoln’s star is rising and the city is keen to reflect
on its growing success by rewarding an outstanding
individual, organisation or company with its top
The search has begun to find the 2013 winner of
the magnificent Lincoln Civic Award – a striking
silver accolade which is crafted in the style of an
eight-sided obelisk and which stands 19 inches
Excitingly, for the first time ever, people are being invited to use the
power of the internet and nominate potential winners by going online
and registering their nominations at www.lincoln.gov.uk/civic
Those who prefer can, of course, pick-up printed entry forms from
Ruddocks in High Street, Lincoln, and deliver completed entries to
City Hall, Lincoln, by post or in person.
This highly-coveted award celebrates the very best of traditional values
and contemporary design – and it is as eyecatching today as when it
was first commissioned.
Nominations for the Lincoln Civic Award should be made online or
you can post your nomination form to: The Civic & Executive
Office Manager, City of Lincoln Council, Beaumont Fee,
Lincoln, LN1 1DD.
The award will be presented in a special ceremony in the city’s
“Julie has brought Andrew and Co to the point where it’s ideally
positioned to benefit from the Government’s drive to deregulate
the provision of legal services. A period of unprecedented change
in the legal sector lies ahead, with new patterns of ownership,
financing and service delivery opening up. This means that there
are major opportunities for law firms with progressive agendas
like Andrew and Co to further develop their strategies,” suggests
“I’m looking forward to working with both the Lincoln and
Newark offices and further developing the value for money
services, and the means of delivering them, that our clients will
require. I’m fortunate to be stepping into this new role supported
by an excellent team.”
Up until now, Julie Bailey has been Andrew and Co’s Managing
Partner. She and fellow Partner Philip Armitage will continue on
the firm’s Management Board as governance is also changed, to
align the firm for a period of accelerated growth.
Julie says: “I’ve enjoyed my time as Managing Partner but am
delighted to be passing the baton to the very capable hands of
Simon as we build on the strategic decisions and progress we’ve
already made.
“Our move to purpose-built premises off the Lincoln ring road,
our adoption of audited Quality Standards and geographical
growth into Newark demonstrate our determination to be at the
forefront of legal services in our region,” says Julie, adding: “I’m
now looking forward to having more time to commit to our
family law service and developing it as part of the firm’s overall
Simon himself is no stranger to family law and built a high value
divorce practice during the 1980s and ‘90s. He spent 20 years as a
solicitor before becoming a full time Chief Executive. He was a
Board member of Lawnet, the UK’s leading law firm network for
many years. He is also a former County Councillor and member
of Court at Leicester University.
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The rather
Broadway beauty
Mundys are marketing this detached 3 bedroomed family
home in the uphill area of Lincoln, close to the Cathedral
area with its shops and restaurants.
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First Floor, 173 Burton Road, Lincoln LN1 3LW
t: 01522 531 717 / 01522 540 936
e-mail: [email protected]
We have moved
After spending three happy years in the city, the offices of
Fire Works Design Ltd,, publishers of the Bailgate
Independent magazine has moved back uphill.
Our new address is:
173 Burton Road, Lincoln LN1 3LW
T: 01522 531 717
01522 540 936
01522 522 940
The ground floor comprises an entrance hall, cloakroom,
lounge, dining room, conservatory and fitted kitchen. The
stairs lead to a first floor landing, 3 bedrooms and a family
Outside there is a drive and garage at the front and a large
mature rear garden.
49 Broadway, Lincoln, Lincoln. £234,950.
Escape to the country
In the country but close
to Lincoln, Mundys are
marketing this detached
family bungalow in the
village of Dunholme.
The non-estate home
benefits from gas central
heating and UPVC double glazing. The spacious internal
accommodation comprises fitted breakfast kitchen, shower
room, large lounge/diner, an inner hallway leading to four
bedrooms and a family bathroom.
We are all enjoying the new area, especially the cafes!
This month’s advertising tips
Advertising is expensive but will work if you choose the
right vehicle to deliver it.
Think like an ad man.
• Identify your customer
• Try to understand or find out what sort of
media they use for leisure- newspapers,
magazines, radio etc.
• Advertise something that will appeal to them
- NOT TO YOU! Once you attract them to
your business they will see what other things
you have to offer
More next month
The property is
situated on a good
sized plot with
gardens to both the
front and rear,
standing and a
substantial detached workshop/double garage.
39 Lincoln Road, Dunholme, Lincoln. £219,950.
To arrange a viewing of either of these properties
call 01522 510044 or visit mundys-uk.com
East Midlands
Family Directors
Winner 2012.
T: 01522 704446
Fossdyke House,
Gainsborough Road,
Lincoln LN1 2JH
E [email protected]

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