Local Businesses

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

Advertisers should note that advertisements will automatically expire after 12 months to avoid old material being on the website. Advertisers who wish their adverts to continue should contact the Webmaster prior to the expiry date.

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.

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Aloe vera and beauty products from Forever

Your local stockist for aloe vera health and beauty products from Forever is Sheila Forgham in South Street. You can see the full range of Forever products and the stunning Sonya range of beauty products at
UK Aloe Vera or order them by phone on 01908 510941.

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AVC: 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 at www.alternatevisionscoaching.org

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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 is My website is www.ellies-treatments.co.uk.

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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 Furtho Manor Farm
or phone us on 01908 542139 / 543765 or mobile 07968 004609

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Bed & Breakfast: Manor Farm House

Lovely three storey Grade II listed farmhouse about 350 years old. Bed and Breakfast accommodation for singles and doubles with ample off-road parking just 6 miles north of Milton Keynes. Visit Manor Farm House Telephone 01908 510216 or email us.

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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

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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. www.universal-blinds.co.uk

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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 Chapman on 01908 307711 or 07968 794251
email: junechapman@btinternet.com

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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

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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. You have none of the overheads of employing staff and only pay for the time I spend working for you.

I can help you out on a regular or one-off basis. I am professional, trustworthy, reliable and pay attention to detail.

Give me a call or an email for a no-obligation chat to see how I can help – leaving you to get on with running your business.

Email: Liz@BizzyLizzyPA.com
Mobile: 07734 057027

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Cakes and cake decoration - Euthymia Cakes

I am a cake maker and decorator. My business is called Euthymia Cakes, of Hartwell Road, Hanslope, MK19 7BZ. and I specialise in celebration cakes, cupcakes, American cookies, macaroons and cakes for people with special dietary requirements. Follow me on Facebook to keep up with my latest offers at https://www.facebook.com/EuthymiaCakes. My website is www.euthymia.co.uk and you can get more details from me on 07930 875908.

Eva Cockrell

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Car valeting and garden services

V.A.G.S. (Valet And Garden Services) clean your car and cut your grass. Give us a try :- at present we are restricted to evenings and weekends. Call Richard on 07810 518271 or Robbie on 07730 363954

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Carpentry: M D Parrett

I am able to offer services covering all types of carpentry and joinery work. Please contact me by phone on 01908 510957 or 07895 159869, or e-mail Matt Parrett

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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

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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.

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Clinical 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.

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Clock and watch repairs: M.K. Clockhouse

Expert repair on all types of modern and antique clocks and watches. With over 50 years experience in successfully repairing all types of timepieces, we have the skills, knowledge and experience to give you honest expert service. Every item we receive for repair is very important to us; whether it’s a simple battery replacement, the routine maintenance of mantle or wall clock or bringing back to life a treasured family heirloom, we treat each piece with very special care. For more information go to our website or call 07961 986338.

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Computer Maintenance Service: Vulcan IT

For all your IT needs
Call Brian on 07720 904319
or email support@vulcan-it.co.uk

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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 at www.cmkcomputers.co.uk

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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

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Electrician: Propertycare (Drew Archer)

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

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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

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Fence and garden furniture painter

Garden fences & gates – Garden sheds & furniture – Decking, pergolas & gazeboes
Make your garden look its best for the summer and protect your wood for the winter
Also small painting & decorating work undertaken.
No job too small, competitive rates
Based in Castlethorpe
For a free quotation call Frank on 07518 974650

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Gas and plumbing: GB Plumbing

For all your gas, LPG and plumbing work call Graham Batty on 07879 455680.
33 Shepperton Close, Castlethorpe MK19 7HR
Gas Safe registered

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Glass canopies, staircases and balustrades

For both industrial and domestic customers GlassFittings4Less offers a wide variety of complete canopies, glass staircases and balustrades, including glass and fittings, custom-made for you at extremely attractive prices, as well as a huge range of fixings.

There’s more information at www.glassfittings4less.co.uk or you can email us at sales@glassfittings4less.uk or give us a call to discuss your own specific requirements on: 0800 088 5796 or 07917 802017

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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.

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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 www.hair.host

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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 or email The Horseloader

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Kennels and cattery: Rekela Kennels

Going on holiday and want the best place to board your dog or cat while you’re away? Contact Craig at Rekela Kennels, Higham Cross Lane, Hanslope, on 01908 510313.

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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.

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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.

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Lawnmower repairs: 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 all Darren on call 07474 080144 or visit our website www.djsuk.net

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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. Online at Midwife or 01908 511247.

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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

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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.

Website: www.beforemeetsafter.co.uk
Email: catherine@beforemeetsafter.co.uk

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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!


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Plumbing and gas: GB Plumbing

For all your plumbing, gas and LPG work call Graham Batty on 07879 455680.
33 Shepperton Close, Castlethorpe MK19 7HR
Gas Safe registered

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Plumbing and heating: Brian Shayler

Brian Shayler Plumbing & Heating

Telephone 07860 633763

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Pubs, restaurants and takeaways

Name Phone No
Navigation Cosgrove 01908 926270
Barley Mow Cosgrove 01908 562957
Cock Hanslope 01908 510553
Globe Hanslope 01908 510160
Watts Arms Hanslope 01908 510246
Greyhound Haversham 01908 313487
Hanslope Kebab Van Hanslope 07504 171075
Al’Tamborista Stony Stratford 01908 564733
Bekash Stony Stratford 01908 562249
Buddies USA Diner Old Stratford 01908 568511
Bull Hotel Stony Stratford 01908 567104
Calcutta Brasserie Stony Stratford 01908 566577
Cock Hotel Stony Stratford 01908 567733
Crown Stony Stratford 01908 561656
Different Drummer Stony Stratford 01908 564733
Kardamom Lounge Stony Stratford 01908 567481
The Malaysian Restaurant Stony Stratford 01908 260026
Megna Stony Stratford 01908 568333
Passage to India Stony Stratford 01908 567610
Peking Restaurant Stony Stratford 01908 563120
Royal Thai Stony Stratford 01908 565338
The Smoke Shack Stony Stratford 01908 969933
Vine Wine Bar Stony Stratford 01908 564733
Mulino Wolverton Mill 01908 319444
The Galleon Old Wolverton 01908 321711
Broomies Wolverton 01908 312425
Braai Shack Wolverton 01908 313838
The Burger Bar Wolverton 01908 316383
Cafe Balti Wolverton 01908 311188
Eastern Express Wolverton 01908 226233
Little Taste of Africa Wolverton 01908 220777
Verandahtalk Wolverton 01908 317300
Napoli Fish Bar New Bradwell 01908 313193
Friars Fish & Chips Wolverton 01908 311977
Madeira Fish Bar Wolverton 01908 411987
Istanbul Kebab House New Bradwell 01908 227400
Domino’s Pizza Wolverton 01908 322221
Pizza Hut Delivery Wolverton 01908 411194

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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

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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


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Village Shop Association

Castlethorpe lost its village shop and Post Office in 2005 and, almost immediately, a campaign was started to replace it. Land was identified and effectively donated by MKC and funding was obtained from a number of sources including planning gain, MKC, the Parish Council, the Post Office, the Village Retail Shop Association (Virsa), Co-operative and Community Finance (a bank which works with Virsa), Buckinghamshire Masonic Centenary Fund and a tremendous response from residents and local businesses.

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Website design: Russell Forgham

Russell specialises in designing and maintaining websites for small businesses at very reasonable charges, starting at just £99. You can see some examples of websites I’ve produced by clicking here For more information call 01908 510941 or 07905 341601 or email me

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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 or visit our website www.jswills.co.uk

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