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Danube Weathered Oak Dinning Best prices in the UK Vancouver Oak Best prices in the UK Canterbury Oak All in stock Genuine Leather Tub chairs from Fabric & Leather Tub chairs Just arrived - the Ripon painted oak range 01634 880699 (next to Tesco on the ring road) 01233 633928 (next to Ashford International) Barcelona Solid Oak - Immediate delivery New, rough sawn solid oak Solid Oak, all in stock June 2013 for Ashford Delivered FREE to 11,000 homes in TN24 The villa g ge directory

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Danube Weathered Oak

DinningBest pricesin the UK

Vancouver OakBest pricesin the UK

Canterbury OakAll in stock

GenuineLeather Tub chairs from

Fabric & Leather Tub chairs

Just arrived - the Ripon painted oak range

01634 880699

(next to Tesco on the ring road)

01233 633928

(next to Ashford International)

Barcelona Solid Oak - Immediate delivery

New, rough sawn solid oak

Solid Oak, all in stock

June 2013

for AshfordDelivered FREE to 11,000 homes in TN24

The villagge directory

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01303 243093 0789 416 82523


01233 650 250 / 01233 650 350158 FAVERSHAM ROAD, KENNINGTON, ASHFORD, KENT, TN24 9AE

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July Issue Deadline 1st June

Welcome tothe village directory

Hi everyone,

This is a big month for me, I am so excited because the magazine now has it’s own smartphone app. This is a big step into the 21st Century for the magazine, read all about it inside this edition. I hope all you fellow smartphone users fi nd it useful, we have lots of great ideas for its future so please download and watch this space for regular updates. If you have any problems please don’t hesitate to give me a call or drop me an email.

I would like to apologise for the error in last month’s crossword puzzle, unfortunately the developer supplied a new grid but omitted to change the clues from the previous month’s edition. I suppose these things are sent to try us, but on the bright side, it did give me the opportunity to chat to a number of readers and receive some very positive comments regarding the magazines. Thank you to everyone that

contacted me, if it had gone un-noticed I would have been quite concerned about the value of the crossword puzzle entry.

I have had one or two reports of readers not receiving their magazines, if at any time this happens please do let me know, I report this back to Royal Mail and they investigate to resolve the issue. I’ve found their customer service extremely good so it’s certainly worthwhile letting me know, while they investigate I’ll pop a copy in the post for you. Until next time, have a great month.

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the garden


Container gardening can be a very rewarding way to garden; indeed, if you’re short of space, have a large paved area, have diffi cult soil, or perhaps mobility problems, it may be the only way to garden. And instant eff ects are easier to achieve in containers, allowing you to change your planting schemes regularly as the seasons come and go.

There’s no need to restrict yourself to annuals and bedding when choosing what to grow in a container, although some plants adapt better than others to being grown in smaller spaces - large trees and shrubs – unless made into Bonsai specimens will not thrive in a small pot for long. Dwarf trees and shrubs, on the other hand, are ideally suited to life in a more

by Jo Arnell, Woodchurch

JuneThe Garden Shed

restricted environment and if they’re fussy about site and soil, may do far better in a pot.

WateringYou may fi nd yourself watering plants in containers up to 3 times a day, depending on the size of pot and the weather, so think carefully about how much time you have to devote to watering. There are automatic watering devices available that can be attached to a timer and pots that sit within a reservoir of water. Use a mulch on top of the compost to help conserve water (and cut down weed growth). Make sure that the containers don’t get waterlogged, especially in the winter. Raising the pots onto feet (or bricks) will keep them free draining.

FeedingDuring the growing season plants in containers will need feeding, especially in the spring and summer, when they are being watered copiously and many of the nutrients are being washed out through the bottom of the pot. Feed fl owering plants with a high potash fertiliser, such as tomato

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01233 632329

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Let us arrange for your dog/s to stay with one of our local, carefully selected, very special families – because at Barking Mad we believe your dog deserves a holiday too!

Tel: 01303 812902 Email: [email protected]

For more information, or to find out how to become a host family, please contact Trish Feely


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feed or comfrey/nettle tea and feed the rest with a balanced fertiliser containing equal parts of potassium, phosphorous and nitrogen. Many ready bagged composts contain nutrients, but these will only last around 6 weeks or so (less if you’re soaking your plants each day with water). Slow release fertiliser sticks and granules are also available, an excellent idea for those of us prone to neglecting our pot plants.

You can grow almost any plant in a container, providing you look after it properly, But remember – a container grown plant relies on you as much as a pet in a cage – its fate is entirely in your hands… For garden advice and design ideas contact Jo Arnell on 01233 861186


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the home


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the home


“A” Rated

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John’s Carpets Limited88 Hunter Road, Willesborough, Ashford TN24 0HG

Established 1998

01233 663922

• Free Measuring & Survey Service

• Free Fitting• Vinyl Specialist• Value, Quality Underlay

from £2.99 per M2

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the home


Kit or bespoke?Kits tend to be cheap and DIY-friendly, as most of the parts (usually a PVCu frame and polycarbonate roofi ng) are pre-cut and pre-drilled ready for installation. If you choose a bespoke design you’ll pay a great deal more, but you’ll have something tailored to your individual requirements. Remember that unless a conservatory is well fi nished and appropriate to your property, it may detract from rather than add to its value.Size, siting and aspectA simple plant room or occasional-use home offi ce can be squeezed into quite a small space, but for a useable room such as a sitting room, dining room or playroom, allow at least eight to ten metres of fl oor area. Overall, ensure that the proportions of your conservatory suit how you’re going to live in it and complement your property and garden. How will your conservatory adjoin the house? Is there a large enough exterior wall, and will you have to avoid

obstructions such as trees or outbuildings? If possible, try to place it facing east or west, as north-facing conservatories tend to be cold, while south-facing ones can overheat.Walls and framesTraditionally, conservatories are built onto a 600mm high ‘dwarf’ wall made of brick or stone, in a colour and style that matches or complements that of the main house. More recently, however, fully-glazed structures have become fashionable, off ering a contemporary look and even more light. The most popular choice for the wall framework is PVCu, a material that is light, strong, requires little maintenance and is often made to stock lengths so it can be system-built quickly and easily. It isn’t an environmentally friendly choice, however, and its modern look can be inappropriate for a period property. Bespoke conservatories are generally made in hardwood, which can be carved into slender, intricate designs and suits older

properties, though it is more expensive and requires regular maintenance. GlazingDouble or triple glazing is essential to reduce heat loss from a conservatory at any time other than mid-summer. The best glazing combines a low-emissivity coating that refl ects heat back inside, and argon-gas fi lled units for maximum insulation. In a bespoke conservatory, you can specify tinted, etched, obscured, anti-sun, fi re-resistant, self-cleaning or other specialist glass at a price. For roofs, choose from glass or polycarbonate panels. The latter are light and strong, cheap, and quick and easy to fi t, but tend to obscure light, particularly at thicknesses that achieve the same thermal performance as double glazing. Near trees, they may also suff er from algae growth.HeatingHeating is essential if you plan to use your conservatory in winter and, to comply with building regulations, it must be independent from your main system. You may wish to place

Bring Me SunshineAdd extra space, make the most of precious sunshine and bring the garden into your house. Katherine Sorrell looks at what you should consider when planning to build a conservatory.

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the home




Designed to your specifications, all part L compliant

FENSA registered installer

Full 10 year guarantee

From survey to completion in just four weeks

Over years specialising in all aspects Conservatories windows and doors

Contact: Mark Giles

Tel/Fax: 01233 632213 Mob: 07754 797933 E:[email protected]

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radiators against the dwarf walls or install under-fl oor heating, either of the warm-water pipe or electric cable variety, or you may consider electric trench heaters, hidden under grilles around the edges of the fl oor. Where there’s room for a chimney or fl ue it is perfectly possible to install an open fi re on the wall that was the outside of the original house.VentilationIn the height of summer you’ll need to be able to provide a cool waft of air in your conservatory. Roof vents may be opened manually (with long-armed winding gear) or electrically, or may even be thermostatically controlled to open at the necessary time, with a sensor to close them if it starts to rain. Trickle vents in the roof or side windows are useful, allowing warm air

to fl ow out as necessary. You may also wish to add a central ceiling fan.

ShadingNot just necessary for privacy, blinds also provide shade from direct sunlight and reduce the build-up of heat. If the latter is a problem, your best bet is solar-refl ective roller blinds. Otherwise, the options include pleated fabric, pinoleum Roman blinds and slatted Venetian blinds. The blinds you choose will have an enormous impact on the style of the room as a whole, so take your time choosing a look that’s right for you. Remember to ask how easy it is to clean your chosen blinds, and consider whether you want to open and close them with pull-cords, rods or via remote control. Do I need permission?Many small, domestic

conservatories don’t need planning permission, but there are conditions. For further information, look at and consult your local planning authority.

By Katherine Sorrell

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Cheese, Bacon & Onion Pie

Makes 8 Slices

Ready in 1½ hours, plus chilling

Perfect for a simple lunch or

for an early summer picnic this

savoury pie has a really rich and

buttery crisp pastry and a tasty

smoked bacon and onion fi lling.

It tastes just as delicious warm or

cold. Look for packs of smoked

bacon pieces near the bacon

rashers in the supermarket or

use fl avoursome Italian diced

pancetta instead.

Pastry:• 225g plain fl our• 1 tsp mustard powder• Pinch of salt• • 115g butter, chilled and diced• • 4-5 tbsp iced water

Filling:• • 175g smoked bacon pieces• 4 onions, peeled and thinly

sliced• • 1 tbsp sunfl ower oil• • 200g mature Cheddar cheese,

grated• • Beaten egg, to glaze• Tomato salad, to serve (see


Tip: Serve simply with a fresh tomato salad made by thickly slicing ripe vine tomatoes and layering with fi nely chopped spring onions and a few fresh basil leaves. Drizzle with a little olive oil and season with freshly ground black pepper.

To make the pastry, sift the fl our into a large bowl and stir in the mustard powder and salt. Add the diced butter and rub into the fl our between your fi ngertips until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.Stir in enough of the iced water with a round bladed knife to mix to a crumbly dough. Knead very lightly until just smooth then fl atten into a disc and wrap in cling fi lm. Chill for 20-25 minutes.Meanwhile, prepare the fi lling. Dry-fry the bacon pieces in a large non-stick frying pan for 4-5 minutes until just golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the oil and sliced onions to the pan and fry gently, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes until the onions are very tender and pale golden. Leave to cool. Preheat the oven to 190°C, 375°F, Gas Mark 5. Place a baking sheet in the oven to heat up.Roll out just over half the pastry on a lightly fl oured surface and use to line a 20x30cm loose-based fl uted fl an tin. Layer the bacon, onions and grated cheese in the pastry case and season between the layers with freshly ground black pepper.Roll out the rest of the pastry and use to cover the fi lling. Seal the edges of the pastry with water then pinch them tightly together with fi ngertips. Trim off any excess pastry.Brush the pastry with the beaten egg and pierce 3-4 holes in the top of the pie to allow the steam to escape. Bake on the hot baking sheet for 25-30 minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden. Serve warm or cold with tomato salad, if liked.

Seasonal DelightsSeasonal Delights

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We offer a choice of 250 tasty dishes, including desserts and mini meals. All meals are delivered frozen, ready to be stored in your freezer and cooked in minutes. What could be easier?

Wiltshire Farm Foods make mealtimes easy as pie. If you’ll pardon the pun!

Cottage Pie with vegetables £2.95


of great service

For a FREE brochure call

01227 774 999

For those who’ve worked all their lives, maintaining independence is particularly important- especially when it comes to mealtimes. Established for 21 years, Wiltshire Farm Foods are here to make life easier for those who can’t get out and about as much as they would like, so they can eat well and look after themselves.

Every dish comes as a single serving and we off er 250 tasty recipes off ering nutrition, value, and lots of fl avour. From breakfast through to lunch, afternoon tea and an evening meal there are options available for any appetite at any time of day.

Ingredients are selected from carefully approved suppliers and are then prepared by a team of nutritionists and award-winning chefs in their Wiltshire kitchens. Once cooked, the

meals are placed into handy trays that fi t easily into the freezer, then frozen as soon as they’re prepared to lock in freshness.

Convenience is a key part of the Wiltshire Farm Foods off ering. All meals can be ordered over the phone or online. They’re then delivered by a friendly, local delivery driver, who is always happy to put meals away in the freezer if preferred.

With the freezer stocked up, you know that a hot meal is only ever a few minutes away. Most dishes take 8-12 minutes in the microwave or 35 minutes in the oven. As they are cooked in their trays, there is no preparation, no pots and pans, just delicious meals that you can enjoy in your own time. Maintaining independence has never been easier.

Taking Care of Mealtimes


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what’s on


Tuesday 18th June ASHFORD FLOWER CLUB Furley Hall, Maidstone Road, Ashford. Starts at 7.30pm Competition Workshop –A Practical Flower Arranging Evening Visitors - £3.00 Club Secretary 01233 628278

Saturday 29th June from 10.30am Shadoxhurst FUN Dog Show and Village Fete. at Green Farm Fields, Church Lane, Shadoxhurst. 20 classes from Best Condition to Waggiest Tail. Stalls, kids zone,

Events June


JUNE 22nd 2013 7.15p.m.


Hythe Road, Ashford Kent

TTICKETS: £8 Adults £6 Concessions

To reserve ckets, please contact: Sheena Harris on [email protected] or

place your order on line





Refreshments and home-made delicacies available during interval .

Live Music!

June 2013

The KenningtonUlley Road, Kennington, Ashford TN24 9HX

Saturday 1st June 137:30pm to 1am70’s 80’s 90’s The Kennington Turn Back - Party Nights - A chance to Boogie the night away - The Kennington will be turning back the clock every month.

The Windmill Inn, Hythe Rd, Ashford TN24 0QR

Fri 7th June The Slug Pixies (Rock - think 1971ish)

Sat 15th JuneCENTAUR PARTING (Classic Rock Covers)

Fri 21st JuneHenrys Rock Band (Rock / Classic Rock / Indie)

Sat 22nd JuneHorns High (Retro Rock and Metal Covers)

Fri 28th JuneScandal (Yep, The boys are back)

To Book Call 01233 629 028 M: 07949 955 965 E: [email protected]

Ulley Road, Kennington, Ashford TN24 9HX

ooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnonnnnn,,,,,,, , ,,Ull R d K i t KenningtonGreat Food and Fantasticstic Entertainment

Experience The Kennington Sunday CarveryEvery Sunday and Bank Holiday, a selection of four cooked meats, served with homemade Yorkshire Puddings, stuffi ng and eight vegetables.Visit the

Carvery more than once and enjoy Adults £8.95 Children £3.95

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what’s on



T: 01233 647349 All special occasions catered for Fantastic new look and large garden Families and children very welcome Great home made food served daily QUIZ NIGHT every Sunday LIVE MUSIC - Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

The Windmill Inn, Hythe Road, Ashford, TN24 0QR

Th Wi d ill I H h R d

FANTASTIC FOOD OFFEROne Course £3.50 - Two Courses £5.00

Three Courses £7.50Mon - Sat 12-2.30 & 6-9pm

Excellent Carvery AvailableSUNDAY 12-5pm £8.95 

food wagons, beer tent, assault course, crafts, tug-of-war and Dog Agility open to all.

Saturday 30th June 7 30pm A Summers Evening with words and Music.With Anna Calder-Marshall,Stephen Dandridge and Friends. St Margaret’s Church Bethersden Tickets £7.On sale at the Post Offi ce or 01233820728

Clubs & SocietiesDa Base Ashford Town Youth Centre, 5-7 Park Street, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8LR (back of Iceland, opposite Wilkinson’s) If you have any questions or enquiries visit or contact us on 01233 631 472.Kennington Badminton Club, play at the Norton Knatchbull School on a Wed evening from 7.30 p.m.-10.00 p.m. Contact Mark Feeney on 01233 663030 or Shirley Mountford on 01233 610134.


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what’s on


Crawley Clinic16a Brighton Rd, Crawley RH10 6AA

Tel : 01293 538 [email protected]

We’re the only clinic inthis area to offer TATTOOREMOVAL with 2 highpowered Q lasers.

No single laser can remove all typesof tattoo ink and colours.

The Q-switched 1064 ND:Yagremoves dark blue, black, greyand white ink.

The Q-switched 532 KTPremoves red, purple, orange,brown, green blue.

The ‘Chill cooled’ laser is fastand gentle to your skin.

All staff are trained and certifiedin tattoo removal.

The price will be from £55 -£155 per session depending onthe depth, size and colour.

Call us to arrange you freeconsultation.

Wells Clinic9 New Street, Ashford, Kent TN24 8TN

Tel: 01233 [email protected]

How to Play: Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3 x 3 box contains the digits 1 through 9, with no repetition! That’s all there is to it. You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic - there’s no maths involved and no adding up. It’s fun. It’s challenging. It’s addictive!


Dancing for Fun Come and learn a wide range of wonderful dances, from 17th Century Jane Austen style dances to 21st Century Ceilidh Dances, including American Contra Dance, English Barn Dance, Contra Waltzing and the Polka! Great low impact exercise! No experience or partner required! Have fun, get fi tter and meet new people! No need to book - just turn up! Every Thursday 2pm - 3:30pm at The Stour Centre, Station Approach, Ashford, Kent TN23 1ET 01233 625 362Ashford Board Games Club Come to a session of the Board Games Club to play card, tile and board games of every kind: Carcassonne, Pandemic, Dominion, Small World, Agricola, Settlers of Catan or anything else. Every Sunday evening at 7pm at the Rose Inn, Faversham Road, Ashford, Kent TN24 9AJ. Games players of every kind welcome. 01233 625 362Warehorne Folk Dance Club: Meets every Wednesday at Kingsnorth Village Hall, Church Hill, Kingsnorth, TN23 3EF from 8.00 to 10.00pm Beginners or experienced dancers welcome For further details contact Edna 01233 627121 or David 01233 812935. Ashford Birdwatchers’ Club: Meets on the second Wednesday monthly September to April inclusive from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm at the WI Hall, Faversham Road, Kennington. All welcome to a friendly club; it doesn’t matter if you can’t identify many birds! Admission £3 including tea/coff ee and biscuits. For information about programme, tel 01233 637067.Ashford Chess Club: Meets every Tuesday from 7.30pm @ the Centrepiece Church (rear entrance), Bank Street. Beginners or experienced players welcome. Free chess lessons are available. Tel: 01233 625998 and ask for Murray.1940’s Dancing Lessons, Every Wednesday, incl. Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa & Collegiate Shag. For beginners and improvers, at St Mary’s Church Hall, Ashford Town Centre TN23 1QG from 7pm – 9.30pm. Cost £6.00 Tel 01233 860564. No partner required.Clandestine Cake Club is a great way to meet new people, catch up with friends and the perfect excuse to eat cake! We meet every six weeks with a diff erent theme for each meeting to make things even more interesting! It’s a social thing - not a cake competition, so everyone from complete novices to professional bakers are welcome. The idea is to share your cake and have some fun! For more information, contact Zarina Hawkins on [email protected]

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ASHFORDSandyacres Sports Club, Sandyhurst Lane, Ashford, TN25 4NTMonday 10:00 - 11:30 am (Slim & Aerobics)

ASHFORDThe Towers School, Faversham Road, Kennington, Ashford, TN24 9ALTuesday 6:00 - 7:30 pm (Slim & Aerobics)Tuesday 7:30 - 9:00 pm

ASHFORDEast Stour Primary School, Earlsworth Road, South Willesborough, Ashford, TN24 0DWThursday 6:00 - 7:30 pm (Slim & Aerobics)Thursday 7:30 - 9:00 pm

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kid’s corner


Homewood School & Sixth Form CentreLEARNING RESPECT BELONGING


Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6LT

Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre invites you to ourinvites you to our

YEAR 5 OPEN DAYSaturday 8th June 2013 10am-1pm

Principal’s talks in the Sinden Theatre at 10.30am & 11.30am

Come along and join us for a morning exploring the vibrant world class learning experience

that is Homewood

For further information please contact Lynn Castle, Admissions Officer on 01580 764222 ext 201

or email [email protected]

I I learnt to crochet when I was about 8 or

9 years old. I was taught by an elderly neighbour one glorious, long-ago summer. We used to sit together on her swinging garden seat under a beautiful, scented white rose, intertwined with honeysuckle. She patiently taught me the intricacies of winding the wool around the hook and pulling it through to create the stitches. We crocheted squares in a multitude of colours with her left-over scraps of wool.

As the years have gone by, crochet has been something I’ve dipped in and out of. A shawl made whilst I was a student nurse in quiet moments on night duty, pram blankets for the babies and dolls blankets for my daughter. I even crocheted a tiny shawl with sewing cotton and a fi shing bait hook to drape across the bed in the doll’s house, as though its wearer had just tossed it aside.

Recently however, I have begun to experiment more. The beauty of crochet is that, basically, you work with only one stitch: if you drop it, it’s not the disaster that it is in knitting because it is instantly picked up again and, if you don’t like what you’ve done, it is so easy to just undo it and try it again another way. I have also learnt more about how to follow patterns – again, there is an advantage over knitting because crochet

patterns are often given in both written and chart form. If you can’t understand one, you can usually work out the meaning from the other.

I have an older friend who has spent many hours knitting the most beautiful jumpers and cardigans. The downside is that all the long hours of concentration have resulted in severe arthritis in her neck. I asked her if she had ever tried crochet and she replied that she hadn’t because she had no desire to wear the end result. I introduced her to crocheting fl owers and she was hooked (!!!)

Joy off ers home tuition in crochet and other needlecrafts and holds workshops at her home in Pluckley. 07792 622339

Simple Joys

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Pengelly& Rylands

FAMILY SOLICITORS For friendly advice in times of need

• Family, Children & Divorce(Fixed Fee appointments available)

• Elderly Client Care• House Sales & Purchases• Equity Release• Wills & Probate• Commercial

Please call us on 01580 76224839/41 High Street, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6BJ

Plan Ahead with a Lasting Power of Attorney

As part of our regular series on legal matters, Gill Snow of Tenterden law firm Pengelly and Rylands looks at Lasting Powers of Attorney.

If you’ve ever worried about what would happen if you were unable, through mental or physical incapacity, to handle your own aff airs a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) could be the answer and as the process of making and registering an LPA is now easier and quicker than ever it makes sense to do it now.

The LPA replaced the old Enduring Power of Attorney in 2007 and allows you to appoint someone you trust to help you manage your fi nances or welfare. If you were ever to be unable to physically deal with the bank or building society your attorney would be able to do so on your behalf as well as claim benefi ts for you and even sell your property and if you were ever to lose mental capacity they could make decisions for you.

There are two types of LPA available, one which deals with property and fi nance and one which deals with personal welfare. If you appoint an attorney under a welfare LPA they will be able to make decisions on your behalf about where you live, how you live and even medical treatment, if you were unable to make those decisions yourself.

Making an LPA is fairly straightforward, and involves completing an 11 page form. You need to decide who you will appoint as attorney, whether you will have one or more attorneys and whether you wish to restrict the decisions which your attorney can make. Under the terms of The Mental Capacity Act 2005 your attorney must consult with you, whilst you have capacity and if ever you were to lose mental capacity must act in your best interests. You will also have to choose a certifi cate provider. This is an independent person you have known personally for at least two years or a professional, who must talk to you about the LPA and ensure you are aware of what you are doing. You must also choose someone to be notifi ed when the LPA is to be registered.

Lasting Powers of Attorney can only be used once they are registered with the Offi ce of the Public Guardian. This takes approximately 9 weeks and costs at present, £130 to register each LPA. I would

recommend that anyone making an LPA has it registered, so that if it is ever needed it can be used without delay.

If an individual loses capacity without a registered LPA in place application must be made to the Court of Protection for a deputy to be appointed to look after their property and fi nancial aff airs. This can be a lengthy and costly process.

Our fi rm can guide you through the whole process of making and registering an LPA and do as much or as little as you wish. I would recommend making an LPA whilst you are fi t and healthy as it will give you the peace of mind of knowing that someone you trust will be able to make decisions on your behalf if the need ever arose. If you would like to discuss this please contact me or Rosalind Johnson on 01580 762248.

Gill Snow – Solicitor at Pengelly & Rylands



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