... Business guide

Local businesses

The Parish Council is pleased to offer local businesses the
opportunity to advertise on this website. However, in doing
so, it does not offer any assurance or other undertaking
concerning the businesses, their products or services.

Accountants: Rapture Accounts Ltd
Being a small firm with small overheads Rapture Accounts can provide lower rates than other accountancy firms without compromising service. And we have a special discount for Castlethorpe residents. Contact us at info@raptureaccounts.co.uk or phone 01908 559751 0r 07720 050935.

Aromatherapy: Balance
Clinical Aromatherapist Helen Nagle-Smith (MIFPA) works from her Treatment Room in Haversham and offers Aromatherapy, Acupressure, Chair Massage and Aloe Vera supplements and health and well being products. Weekend/evening appointments and corporate work available . Tel: 07966 248859 or 01908 312221. Visit our website (opens in new window) at www.balance-therapies.co.uk

Bed and breakfast and accommodation: Elm Tree Farm
Elm Tree Farm Accommodation offers a wide range of accommodation to suit your needs. We have Bed and Breakfast rooms in the Farm House and 8 newly built self catering accommodation across the court-yard. We have studios for short stay, 1 bedroom apartments and 2 bedroom cottages. We are situated opposite the Navigation Inn Pub, adjacent to the Grand Union Canal.
Bed & Breakfast: Furtho Manor Farm
Robin and Linda Welton offer you a warm welcome to their attractive farmhouse situated in the middle of their working dairy farm. Furtho is the site of a deserted village, the only remains of the original ancient buildings are the church and dovecot. Visit our website (opens in new window) at www.furthomanorfarm.co.uk
or phone us on 01908 542139 / 543765 or mobile 07968 004609

Beauty Therapist: Ellie's Treatments
My name is Elaine and I’m a mature, fully-qualified and insured beauty therapist in Castlethorpe, covering the local aurrounding villages and Milton Keynes area. I offer treatments such as mink individual lash extensions, shellac nails, massage, waxing etc.  Contact me on 07796 768917 for more information or to book an appointment or message me on my Facebook page elliestreatments. My website (opens in new window) is www.ellies-treatments.co.uk

Blacksmith: Oliver Sawbridge
O.C. Sawbridge – Artistic and General Blacksmith: Manufacturer of gates, railings and bespoke metalwork. General fabrication undertaken. Telephone: 01908 511770 or 07710 515185 or email oc.sawbridge@btconnect.com

Blinds: Universal Blinds 
Universal Blinds is an established full service Blind company with a reputation for high quality and outstanding service, based at Lodge Farm Business Centre in Castlethorpe. We are your local Blind Specialist for all windows, conservatories & patio doors — Vertical – Roller – Wood – Venetian – Pleated. For more information, call us on 01908 510333 or e-mail: sales@universal-blinds.co.uk. Our website (opens in new window) is www.universal-blinds.co.uk

Book-keeping: June Chapman
Local Sage book-keeper. Tailored to your individual requirements – from ½ day per week/fortnight – a cost-effective way to manage your business finances.  Call June on 01908 307711 or 07968 794251 email: junechapman@btinternet.com Website (opens in new window): www.june-chapman.co.uk 

Builder: TeamBuilders
We provide total service for all types of new build, extension and renovation. Our aim is to provide quality work at an affordabkle price and we're based in Castlethorpe. Let our team build your dream. Call Jason on 07887 502800 or Gary on 07976 849886 or email ukteambuilders@gmail.com. Website (opens in new window): www.teambuilders.org.uk
Builder: Colin King
Colin King is a reliable local builder, providing a wide range of services, including extensions, renovations, conversions, block paving and landscaping, and general maintenance. Call 01908 511531 or 07838 663702 for a free no-obligation quote.

Building maintenance: Binzy Building Services
We are a small maintenance company based in Haversham. We started in 2009 and deal with most aspects of building maintenance. We are are call for most plumbing and electrical works. We have been on Age UK's trusted trader list for many years and have a very good review record. We pride ourselves on the service and costs we give to our elderly clients. For a                  free quote or more information call 07581 187738 or visit our website http://binzybs.co.uk

Business Support: Bizzy Lizzy PA
Flexible business administration support service on a regular or one-off basis.
Social media set up, transcription, typing, and more. Document photocopying, printing, scanning and laminating service for businesses and individuals.
I have many years of experience in administration and senior PA roles in government, corporates, education, legal firms, as well as in small businesses. I now work locally as an independent PA and offer a flexible and cost-effective virtual PA service. I can help you out on a regular or one-off basis. I am professional, trustworthy, reliable and pay attention to detail.
Email: Liz@BizzyLizzyPA.comMobile: 07734 057027

Butchers: Nature Way sustainable beef, lamb and pork
How would you like to make a difference in your countryside? And support truly sustainable, regenerative English farmers? Haversham-based business Nature Way Farm brings you their 100% grass fed beef and lamb and pastured slow-grown pork straight to your door.
Our farmers raise their animals in a way that brings back beautiful countryside that used to surround us all – vividly rich in meadows, insects and birds. Plus, the way our farmers manage their cattle and sheep helps to tackle the climate crisis. Join the revolution.
Find out how they do it and order now from our website : https://naturewayfarm.co.uk

Castlethorpe Village Shop and Post Office
Shop and Post Office opening hours are 7am-7.30pm Monday to Saturday. 7am-noon Sunday. Telephone: 01908 745983. Udi and Dina

Cleaning: Care & Clean
We are a professional service that treats our clients as we would members of our own family and we offer a unique service tailored to your individual needs.
Our rates are super competitive – we charge £12 an hour for basic cleaning and £15 for our care package. So give us a try and we’ll make your home sparkle! Please call 07475 828281 for more details and a home visit.

Collectables, curios and the quirky ... G'dads
We're now open at Unit 6B, Pineham Farm MK19 7DP, just past the Dips. Come and browse our amazing stiock of collectables and curios - you're sure to find something you like! We're open every day except Tuesday from 10am-5pm (6pm on Fridays). Tel: 01908 226802

Computer repairs: ITFT Computers
We don't just fix and service computers - we can help with a wide range of your computing problems as our many satisfied customers in Castlethorpe and Hanslope can tell you. We offer a mobile repair service with no callout charges and same day fixes. For more information see our website (opens in new window) at itft.co.uk
Computer Repairs: PCLaprepairs
Printer, iPad, Apple ,data recovery, homer/office computer problems? Give us a call on 01908 489139 or 07925 338435 or email pclaprepairs@gmail.com. Qualified and experience. 7 days a week service. We visit you. No fix, no fee 
Computer Repairs: Central Milton Keynes Computers
I live in Hanslope and have started a computer repair business for the home user and small businesses covering Milton Keynes and surrounding villages. I have many years of experience in the IT industry and am a Microsoft Certified Professional.
Please call Gary King on 07925 092167 or email me at enquiries@cmkcomputers.co.uk. You can also visit our website (opens in new window) at www.cmkcomputers.co.uk

Curtains, blinds and soft furnishings made to order
Beautiful curtains, blinds and soft furnishings made by Karen. Attention to detail every time with reliability and friendly advice. Please call Karen on 07425 176989 or 01908 510858
Electrician: Marlborough Electrical Contracting
Castlethorpe-based Barry Marlborough has been an electrician for over 20 years and has extensive knowledge. He is also a qualified teacher, who has trained many electricians over the years! We are reliable, trustworthy and make sure every job is completed to the highest standard. We are available 24 hours a day - 7 days a week for emergency callouts.  
You can book an appointment on our website, phone, email, via Facebook or even WhatsApp Barry directly. We respond within an hour!
Tel: 01908 752895 Mobile: 07746 547600 Email: barry@marlboroughelectrical.com. Website (opens in new window) 
www: marlboroughelectrical.com
Electrician: Propertycare 
Call Drew Archer at Propertycare (Bucks) Ltd for all electrical services, plus bathrooms, plumbing and heating. High Street, Hanslope. Tel: 01908 510730 or 07970 802929. Email: info@propertycare.me
English tutor for your children: Sheryl Arnold
Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ English and Media teacher has vacancies for private tutoring and home schooling. 
• DBS Enhanced clearance (previously known as CRB checked)
• Key Stage 2, 3, 4 and 5 qualified and experienced.
• 14 years teaching experience.
• All abilities taught from P3 at KS2 to A* at GCSE and A2 Level.
• English Language and English Literature
• Media Studies
For more information contact Sheryl Arnold on 01908 612794 or email sheryla@sky.com

Farm Shop: Glenmore Farm
We have a comprehensive, competitively priced, range of garden products including Jones and Growmore Multi-Purpose composts, John Innes, Organic Horse Manure and ericaceous composts, plus growbags, peat and ornamental bark … not forgetting oak barrels of various sizes. Why carry? We deliver to your door, local delivery is free and no order is too small! For poultry keepers we now carry layers, pellets and a very good mixed corn. Other poultry related products can be ordered. Contact Ian on 01908 511169 or 07778 180730.
Gardening: Whiteleaf Garden and Tree Services
Contact James Powell at Whiteleaf for all your gardening and tree maintenance needs. Phone 07427 473715 or email whiteleafgardenandtree@gmail.com.
Hairdressing: Hair.Host
Hair.Host is a luxury hair salon offering a range of treatments for men, women and children. We have a highly experienced team, who have all graduated with distinction, the highest possible mark, from the Toni & Guy London Academy. Open Tuesday to Saturday. Tel 01280 822 832 Website (opens in new window): www.hair.host

Heating and plumbing
Call Drew Archer at Propertycare (Bucks) Ltd for all plumbing and heating services, plus bathrooms. High Street, Hanslope. Tel: 01908 510730 or 07970 802929. Email: info@propertycare.me

Horses: The Horseloader
My name is Chrissy Stacey. My specialty is working with and helping owners overcome the difficulties and restrictions imposed on them by problem loaders. With the technique I use I can re-teach your horse to load consistently and reliably and also teach you, too. Imagine being able to confidently load your horse every time you go out. No more having to allow an extra half an hour or so for loading. Just you and your horse, no helpers, barriers, brooms etc. It can be done and I can help you! Telephone : 07973 296287  

Kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms: Cherish Kitchens
Cherish Kitchens is a family-run business which has been trading for more than 15 years. We specialise in kitchens, bathrooms, studies and domestic appliances and we have a design service available, too. Call us on 01327 358180. Website (opens in new window): https://cherishkitchens.com

Landscaping and driveways: Trevor Ray
With over 35 years of experience in the block paving and landscaping business, Castlethorpe-born Trevor’s company TP Ray Landscapes provides landscaping and driveway construction and renovation to customers throughout the local area. As both a hard and soft landscape contractor, all aspects are undertaken including ponds of all sizes, and gardens from arid to water gardens and cottage to Mediterranean styles. Please call 01604 863843 for more information.
Lawnmower repairs: Lawnmowerrepair.co.uk/
We are based in Haversham and cater for all your mower needs. All major faults and repairs undertaken. Our annual lawnmower service includes oil, filter, spark plug. Plus blade sharpening. We'll clean and prepare your mower for you to put it away for the winter to ensure reliable starting in the spring. We use original parts where possible. Parts and labour are guaranteed. Collection and delivery service available. Call Kim on 07885 661810 or visit our website http://lawnmowerrepair.co.uk/
DJS Lawnmowers
We have recently set up a lawnmower service and repair service in Cosgrove, with a free collection and delivery service. All makes – electric and petrol. 10%discount for senior citizens.
We have been established over 30 years in the business. For more information call Darren on 07474 080144 
Massage by Bec
Based in Hanslope, I am a Level 3 qualified Sports Massage therapist offering massages for relaxation or for specific sport injuries. I currently charge: 1 hour= £25, 45 mins= £20, 30 mins= £15. If you’re interested please join my Facebook page – Massage by Bec – which lets you access availability and reviews. Or my number is 07731842364 and email becca.herring@outlook.com.

Midwife: Valerie Gommon Midwifery Practice
Working as an Independent Midwife I can offer the luxury of unhurried appointments in the comfort of your own home, allowing plenty of time to prepare for the birth. Please feel free to contact me for an informal discussion. Tel: 01908 511247.

Mortgage Advice: Robin Mortgage Design
I am a local mortgage advisor who lives in Castlethorpe. I recently set up own mortgage brokerage and would be delighted to help my fellow villagers. I've worked in the Mortgage Advice industry for a number of years, helping people to finance their property. My biggest motivation has always been to provide more than just a brokerage service. Financing your home and protecting your family with the right solutions for your personal circumstances is so important. At Robin Mortgage Design, my team and I are committed to guiding and supporting you not just at the start, but for the lifetime of your mortgage.  
Mark Travell
Call me on 07943 939 438  E-mail: mark@robinmd.co.uk
Website: www.robinmortgagedesign.co.uk  Find us on Facebook 

Pension advice from Pension Wise
Citizens’ Advice West Oxfordshire is the organisation operating the national Pension Wise service for individuals in Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire and Reading. They are offering face-to-face Pension Wise appointments in a variety of locations across the region, including the Citizens’ Advice Bureau in Acorn House, Midsummer Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes. A Pension Wise appointment is intended to provide free guidance to individuals who are approaching retirement or are 55 or over, have a defined contribution pension, and are thinking of accessing their pension in the next six months. To book an appointment call 0300 3030127, or e-mail them at pensionwise@wocab.org.uk

Personal stylist: Before Meets After
Do you ever wish you could feel more confident with your appearance but not know where to begin? Our consultations and workshops are a great start to teaching you how you can make the most of “you.” Whether it be how to make you look slimmer to where to shop for your shape, we are here to help. We offer one-to-one or group workshops (great if you have a ltd budget or want to enjoy the experience with some friends) to help you make the most of yourself by improving your confidence. Email: catherine@beforemeetsafter.co.uk

Pest control: Rentakeeper
From ants to elephants — whatever your pest problem is we can sort it out. Rentakeeper offers a fast, efficient and local pest control service that will get things sorted out in no time. And nothing is too big … or too small! Just give us a call on 01908 510189 and leave the rest (and the pests) – to us! Our website (opens in new window) is: www.rentakeeper.co.uk
Piano teacher: Emma Littledike
Piano and Music Theory lessons for all ages. ABRSM grades or play for fun!
£25 per hour, call Emma on 07946 668975. I am a classically trained Pianist with a BA (Hons) Music degree from the University of Southampton where I specialised in performance and composition. I have 5 years of private teaching experience and aim to make lessons fun, tailored to the needs of the individual.

Plumbing: Propertycare
Call Drew Archer at Propertycare (Bucks) Ltd for all  plumbing and heating work, plus bathrooms and electrical work. High Street, Hanslope. Tel: 01908 510730 or 07970 802929. Email: info@propertycare.me
Pubs, restaurants and takeaways
Click here for a full list of places to eat and drink locally.

Roofing and roof repairs: SP Roofing
We’re a friendly local company who specialise in everything to do with roofs, including repairs, new roofs, UPVC gutters, soffits and fascias and gutter clearance. No job is too big or too small! Give us a call on 07539 966092 or 07539 966093 or email us at info@esperoofing.co.uk

Technology training for the visually impaired
Alternate Visions Coaching (AVC) offers assistive technology training to visually impaired and blind individuals. Training is offered on an individual basis and is tailored to your needs and can be delivered in the comfort of your own home, or by telephone/Skype if preferred. Examples of the things we can provide training on are Apple iPhones, iPads, iPods and Mac computers, as well as Windows computers with Dolphin Guide software. James Goldsworthy, who lives in Castlethorpe, delivers the training locally and is himself blind with several years of experience in using and delivering training on this technology. For more information contact James on 01908 510135 or 07801 446624, or by email at info@alternatevisionscoaching.org. You can also visit AVC’s website (opens in new window) at www.alternatevisionscoaching.org
Tyres: Jade Tyres
Jade Tyres offer comprehensive tyre advice and stock a large range of replacement tyres from all the major tyre manufacturers. Our mobile fitting service provides puncture repair and tyre replacement services and our mobile fitting service operates within a 25 mile radius of Milton Keynes. Call us on 01908 510496 for a competitive quotation Website: (opens in new window) www.jadetyres.co.uk
Wills: J S Wills Ltd of Castlethorpe
Wills, probate and lasting powers of attorney: For consultations in the comfort of your own home contact J S Wills Ltd. Established in 1999, we are based in Castlethorpe and are in compliace with the Institute of Professional Willwriters Code of Practice. For more information, please phone 01908 510121.