Property Scene Blackpool 05/10

 

Embed or link this publication

Description

property scene blackpool buy sell house home guide fylde

Popular Pages


p. 1

Covering Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde • COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL • LETTINGS • NEW HOMES October 5th 2017 BUILDERS SUPPLIES West Coast Ltd BRICK MATCHING FLEET7WO7O6D &6 C0LEV0ELEYS www.bswc.biz The Biggest & Best Property Guide in your Area - The Place to be Seen. Find us online Make sure you check out our next issue on October 19th! FREE

[close]

p. 2

2 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 October 5th 2017 Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene INDEX COMEDIAN ED BYRNE TO PERFORM AT • RESIDENTIAL MARINE HALL! Pages 4 to 25 • AUCTION SCENE Pages 3, 19, 30,31 and 32 • PARK HOMES Pages 17, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, and 29 • SOUTH FYLDE SCENE Pages 33 to 36 • NEW HOMES SCENE Pages 37 to 45 • FINANCE SCENE Page 46 • LETTING SCENE Pages 47 to 50 • COMMERCIAL SCENE Marine Hall in Fleetwood is delighted to announce that Ed Byrne will be performing at the venue on Thursday 10 May 2018 and tickets are on sale now. Byrne will be visiting Fleetwood for one night only as part of his nationwide ‘Spoiler Alert’ tour. Recognised as one of the finest observational comics in the industry, it’s a night not to be missed. He comments,“I originally intended to call the show,‘I’ll Millennial You in a Minute’, but my promoter considered the title,‘off-puttingly baffling’. That’s my own chainsaw in the photo, by the way. “Is life that bad or have we good reason to complain about it? Are we filled with righteous anger at a world gone wrong or are we all just a bunch of whiny little brats? In short, are we spoiled?” Come and watch as Byrne takes this question, turns it upside down and shakes it until the funny falls out. Go on, spoil yourself. Ed’s television credits are countless and include Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You,The Graham Norton Show, Live At The Apollo,The One Show, Comic Relief Bake Off 2015,The World’s Most Dangerous Roads and, most recently, he and Dara O Brian filmed the follow up their Big Adventure show for BBC2 entitled Dara and Ed’s Road to Mandalay. Don’t miss your chance to see a comedy genius, actor, writer and self-proclaimed nerd perform live in a beautiful theatre by the seaside.The show starts at 8pm on Thursday 10 May and is suitable for over 16s only. Tickets are £24, to book call the Marine Hall box office on 01253 887693 Pages 51 to 53 • CLASSIFIED SCENE Pages 54 & 55 • FEATURE SCENE Page 56 CONTACTS Editorial and all other queries: emma@thepropertyscene .com Tel: 07970 711 843 Advertising: advertising@thepropertyscene .com Tel: 01253 392064 Website: www .thepropertyscene .com Design & Print Ltd Mr Richard Russell Tel: 01244 833814 The Property Scene has been a combination of many people’s efforts, time and most importantly encouragement, so a huge THANK YOU to you all. The Property Scene is independently owned by A & R Publishing, PO Box 1273, Blackpool, FY1 9ET. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system or transmitted in any form by means electronic, photographic, recording or otherwise without prior permission of the publishers. Views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the Editor or publisher. Whilst the greatest care is taken to ensure that the information in this product is correct at the time of going to press the Publisher cannot accept responsibility for errors, inaccuracies or omissions. Published by A&R Publishing. Printed by NWN Media Limited at Mold Business Park, Wrexham Road, Mold. TACKLING FUEL POVERTY IN THE TOWN. Blackpool Council is supporting two schemes that can help residents make their homes cosier, lower gas and electricity bills and tackle fuel poverty. The first scheme is to help with energy saving and lowering the amount of money spent on energy called the ‘Cosy Homes’ Energy Efficiency Scheme Blackpool Council has recently committed itself to a new set of guidelines which should allow many more residents to apply for free or subsidised ways to make their homes warmer such as installing a new boiler, insulation or even first time central heating. Previously residents had to be in receipt of a means tested benefit. Now a government initiative allows local authorities to refer individual residents to energy companies for potential help subject to more flexible criteria such as a person being ill or having young children. Initial applications should be made through Cosy Homes which is a consortium of Lancashire Local Authorities and the County Council working together to make the county’s homes warmer and its residents healthier. Cllr Fred Jackson, Blackpool Council Cabinet Member Responsible for Energy and the Environment , said:“The scheme means that many more Blackpool residents that have traditionally not qualified in the past will be eligible to apply for help. “If someone is struggling with heating bills and is living in a cold or damp home I would urge them to apply for assistance through Cosy Homes. Even if they have previously been turned down for support to get a new boiler or insulation they can still reapply. Even more good news is that it is open to tenants not just property owners.” www.chil.uk.com,Tel: 03306 061 488 info@chil.co.uk Scheme number two focuses on driving the cost of energy down and is called the Ready to Switch Scheme. Blackpool residents can save money on their annual gas and electricity energy bills by signing up to the ‘Ready to Switch?’ scheme that uses collective buying power to drive down prices. The scheme works by combining the buying power of residents to negotiate cheaper prices directly with energy companies. People then save money as a big group all at the same time. This is the seventh time Blackpool Council has promoted this service which was launched in 2012 and is run by switching specialists, iChoosr. Over 430 residents locally have switched energy suppliers as a result of this scheme and saved over £68,000 (average of £160 each) on their annual costs. Anyone can join the scheme including homeowners, tenants and residents on prepayment or card meters - as long as any current energy debts are less than £500. Free registration is open until Monday 9 October 2017. On Tuesday 10 October an auction will take place where energy suppliers are invited to bid against each other to offer the best deal to residents. The most competitive deal will be selected and registered households will receive a personalised no obligation energy offer enabling them to switch to the new tariff from the winning energy provider. Cllr Fred Jackson, added:“Ready to Switch has delivered real savings for those who signed up but there are thousands of people who are still paying far more than they need to. “The more people sign up, the bigger the potential savings are, so I would urge people to give it a go now and let their friends and family know.” A scheme for small and medium sized businesses is also available which offers a free energy broker service. For more information or to sign up now, visit www. readytoswitch.co.uk For any interested businesses, call 0800 048 4826 SUBSCRIPTIONS Please send to: PO Box 1273, Blackpool, FY1 9ET Please make cheques payable to the Property Scene North West Ltd ✁ Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Address: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Post Code: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daytime Contact Number: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-mail Address: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subscription: 6 months (8 issues) £12 .00 12 months (16 issues) £24 .00 Please cancel my subscription ✁ All this for £30 1lb Rump Steak, 1lb Pork Steak, 1lb Peppered Steak, 1lb Braising Steak, 1lb Lamb Steaks, 1lb Gammon Steak, 1lb Turkey Steak, 1lb Frying Steak PLUS a tub of Garlic Potatoes Mini Lamb Shanks £3.99 Each T-Bone Steak £6.99 per LB Cooked Chickens £4.50 / 2 for £8.00

[close]

p. 3

Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene October 5th 2017 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 3

[close]

p. 4

4 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 October 5th 2017 Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene

[close]

p. 5

Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene October 5th 2017 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 5

[close]

p. 6

6 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 October 5th 2017 Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene

[close]

p. 7

Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene October 5th 2017 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 7

[close]

p. 8

8 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 October 5th 2017 Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene

[close]

p. 9

Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene October 5th 2017 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 9 “ALEXA, CORTANA, GOOGLE, SIRI ”… HOME AUTOMATION EXPLAINED…. Your whole home controlled with just a few swipes on your phone – that’s the grand promise of the ‘smart’ or connected home. From heating that warms the house when you’re on your way back and adapts according to the weather forecast, to front-door locks, lights and security cameras that you can control and check from afar, it certainly sounds promising. But how much will it cost you, and is it really worth it? You may have heard the term the ‘Internet of Things’ or IoT in relation to smart home automation. This is the buzz phrase many manufacturers are using to mark the rise of connected products – everyday household gadgets made ‘smart’, usually by using your wi-fi to connect to an app on your smartphone or tablet, allowing you to control them remotely. Many items around the home, from lighting to heating, are now being built with smart capabilities. This includes: Appliances, such as ovens, washing machines and fridge freezers Energy and lighting, such as thermostats, radiator valves, and light bulbs and switches Security measures, such as cameras, motion sensors and alarms Health products, including fitness trackers, bathroom scales and air purifiers New smart gadgets launch almost daily, but sifting out the genuinely useful developments from those that are over-priced and ultimately useless can be tricky. There’s a lot of competition in this relatively young market, and that can mean a rocky ride for the customer. Buy too early and you may end up with an expensive toy with a short shelf life. How much do smart gadgets cost? Many smart home ‘starter kits’, which tend to include a main smart hub and around four or five connected items – be it motion sensors, smart lights, cameras, radiator valves or smart plugs – cost between £100 and £200. But the risk is the escalating costs as you build on it to get what you need. Some smart home products claim to actually save you money and pay for themselves with the savings. Smart thermostat manufacturers claim that by enabling you to control your heating all the time, you will use less energy to heat your home and therefore save money. How easy is it to install smart home gadgets? Most smart home gadgets are designed to be installed easily yourself. You’ll need to have a wi-fi connection first, and ideally the stronger it is and the nearer you are to it when you set up, the better. Each device is slightly different, but generally the process involves downloading an app and then connecting up the device. But, invariably, technology is often not as straightforward as we would like it to be, especially if you have a few devices you need to connect together. Many manufacturers offer support services to guide you through any problems or issues. And the benefit of a smart product is that it can often tell you what’s gone wrong. How simple is using a smart home system? Using a smart product should be simple – once you’ve installed the app you just use that to control it or monitor your home. But because this is all so new, there are some teething issues, including a lack of ongoing support when a start-up company suddenly folds or is bought by a larger one, incompatible devices or, worst of all, security breaches. I’ve seen Google Home and Amazon Echo advertised on tv, what are these? These rival smart home speakers are essentially hubs - they work as a central point to connect different appliances and gadgets to each other and your phone. But the difference with these is that you can control anything you connect up by using voice commands, as well as swiping on your phone. They’re promoted as your very own ‘live-in assistant’ - playing your favourite music, dimming lights or adjusting your heating as you tell it to. Like with other smart hubs, they will only connect up with compatible gadgets, so there will be limits to what you can do. It will also mean costs could spiral as you need to buy more to connect with them.

[close]

p. 10

10 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 October 5th 2017 Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene

[close]

p. 11

Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene October 5th 2017 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 11

[close]

p. 12

12 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 October 5th 2017 Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene

[close]

p. 13

Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene October 5th 2017 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 13

[close]

p. 14

14 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 October 5th 2017 Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene

[close]

p. 15

Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene October 5th 2017 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 15

[close]

Comments

no comments yet