Spotlight: Crown Carpet Care

From time to time we like to share interviews with area residents and businesses. Second in our series of advertiser spotlights is Mark Zimmermann of Crown Carpet Care.

Mark is a local Chiswell Green man. His career began in the pathology department of the NHS, moving on to scientific sales and marketing, and for the last 5 years of his medical life he procured human tissue for research tissue banks.

When he was made redundant he worked for a friend’s carpet cleaning business and then decided to set up on his own.

Mark has a varied list of clients from a retired national DJ to management companies and even a Thames pleasure boat.

It takes less than half a day to clean all the carpets in an average 3 bedroom home, leaving them ready to walk on, as Mark uses the dry cleaning system.
There are no solvents and it is an environmentally friendly method using an organic matrix offering a deep and penetrating clean with longer lasting results.

Mark will happily give a free quotation and advice-he won’t do a job if he feels it’s not in the client’s best interest-that way his conscience is clear and he can sleep well at night!!

Crown Carpet Care: 07542 935525 Email

Header Photo by Simone Impei on Unsplash

Artist Spotlight: Andy Norman

You’ve probably noticed a new look on the site by now, and some of the photos splashed across our pages.

Many shared throughout the site are by a local resident, Andy Norman, a keen photographer, musician and writer. Andy has generously shared his stunning photos with us, which is a great honour.

Andy’s been taking photographs since the ’70’s, but really upped his game in 2004 during a visit to India, where the colours and sights captured his imagination and passion. His subject matter ranges from portraits, local area highlights, and impressions from his travels.

His work is available for print and commercial use, the details which you’ll find on his home page, and impressive Instagram account. Contact him here for more information.

Park Street Remembrance Day Parade

Here are the details for this year’s Remembrance Service, from the Parish Council’s site.

Remembrance Service at St Stephen Parish War Memorial, Park Street giving members of the local community the opportunity to pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, not only in the First and Second World Wars, but also in more recent conflicts.

The Service will start with a parade of standards by local youth organisations, led by a lone piper. The parade will form up on Park Street, by the railway bridge south of the junction with Hawfield Gardens, from 2.30 once the road closure is in place, from where it will make its way along Park Street to the War Memorial. Anyone wishing to take part in the parade should join those congregating in the Village Hall car park by 2.15. The parade will begin at approximately 2.45. During the service there will be the opportunity for individuals to lay a personal tribute. The parade will march back to the Village Hall Car Park at the end of the service.

Please note that car parking in the vicinity is limited and there will be a road closure in place between Hawfield Gardens and Park Street Lane 2.15pm -4.00pm.