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Summer 2013 | Issue 12
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Whilst every e ort is made to achieve accuracy,
Penarth Summer Festival Week is
from 11th July 21st July which is
organised by Penarth Town Council.
The Penarth Summer Festival is one of
the best annual community events in
the Vale of Glamorgan and has taken
place in Penarth since 1965. Many
activities are organised throughout
the town during the month of July
with Carnival Day being the highlight.
For full details of events on Carnival
Day please go to pages 30 and 31.
Penarth View is not responsible for errors or omissions.
No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publishers.Penarth View is an independent publication, which is funded and supported by contributions made by the featured businesses for their advertising features in this publication.
The Penarth View Team
MD: Nigel DudleyDesign: nicjonesdesignCopywriter: Karly EdwardsCover Illustration: Julien Decaudin
Welcome to the Summer Festival Edition of Penarth View
Firstly to Dusty and Chris from PMC
who have orangised the Family Fun
Day at the Kymin on Carnival Day 20th
July from 10am -4.30pm and secondly
to Julien Decaudin for the cover
showing carnival day in Penarth. See
Juliens feature on page 28.
Music in Belle Vue Park Sunday July 14th, 2- 6pm
Fantastic free music event featuring
local bands from Penarth and the
local area now in its 5th amazing year!
Refreshments, BBQ, food stalls from
local restaurants, target Bowls, coconut
shy, childrens games, face painting.
Fun for all the family, bring your own
picnic blanket, spread it on the grass
join in the fun and listen to some great
music from Penarths nest rock, pop
and folk bands.
Last years event attracted over 500
people so make sure you get there
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MORTGAGE SEARCH GO
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Over the last few years, you could be forgiven for thinking that its been impossible to obtain a mortgage
unless you can lay your hands on a deposit of 20-25%. The reality is now somewhat di erent. There are
a number of 95% schemes for rst-time buyers, and they are typically provided by some of the smaller
In early summer last year there were about 64 rst-time buyer products in the market. This has since increased, and earlier this month there were 85 products available. Sometimes they are only to be had for a short period of time, then they disappear o the shelf, only to re-appear a little while later.
In recent months weve even seen schemes designed for rst-time buyers that have included features such as free standard valuations, cash-backs, and no completion fees. Its also worth noting that rst-time buyer activity is at its highest level for ve years and has been increasing steadily since last Autumn. Believe it or not, a rst-buyer moves in to a property every three minutes, and thats before any of the Help-to-Buy measures announced in the recent Budget kick in.
Mortgage Search GoFirst-time buyers have had it tough in recent times but things are getting better
This increase in activity has led to a change in the way rst-time buyers go about their business. In the past they would look for a property, nd the one they want, make an o er, get it accepted, and then look for a mortgage. As the market has become more complex, the rst-time buyer now looks for a mortgage rst in order to obtain an in-principle decision, and once this has been obtained, then goes on to look for a property.
This is where Mortgage Search Go can help. Well research the market and
obtain a decision in principle, allowing our clients to look for a property safe
in the knowledge that their mortgage has been pre-agreed.
The Mortgage Finder on our website is a great place to start to see what
schemes are available, and to get an idea of the costs and monthly payments
involved. Or you can call us for a no-obligation discussion.
John Pearson, Director
Mortgage Search Go is a trading style of The SJ Group LimitedYour home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage
Unit 7 Freemans Parc,
Penarth Road, CF11 8TW
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Living Life aim to make your experience as hassle free as possible, which is why they not only supply the products needed to transform your home, but provide a tting service with plumbers, carpenters, brick layers and NICEIC registered electricians available to guarantee a quick, e cient and safe instalment.
BathroomsLiving Life proudly display a range of bathroom suites to suit every style and budget. They understand the need for a practical but stylish bathroom and aim to design a solution to show its full potential considering every aspect of design while making the most out of the space in your home.
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Having opened in December 2012, Bar 44 is now a rm xture on the Penarth social scene.
O ering unrivalled Spanish produce, modern creative dishes as well as tapas bar classics; the team have introduced a fresh and modern approach to new Spanish cooking which is sweeping the Spanish nation and elsewhere in the UK.
Menus and specials take inspiration from a new wave of Spanish chefs and bars on mainland Spain, as well as the best of local produce.
Complimenting this is a Sherry and Cava bar topping a 100% Spanish wine and Spanish inspired cocktail list.
The bar team are big on pairing superb Sherries, wines and Spanish beers with tapas dishes, whether for a glass and a snack at the bar, or when booking for a full on Spanish feast.
Customers are also welcome to grab one of the best seats in the house up at the kitchen and chat with the chefs when they pass your dishes to you or carve your Ibrico ham.
We are also pleased to announce that our Delicatessen has been launched! With picnic season (hopefully) upon us, why not treat yourself to some of our artisan Charcuterie, Cheeses, slow-rise bread and famous Gordal Olives to enjoy at home or in the sun? Our full Deli range can be viewed at www.bar44.co.uk/penarth/deli or simply pop in and ask for a menu (and maybe enjoy an ice cold Estrella Gallicia while you wait!).
Now summer time is threatening to make an appearance, Bar 44 have teamed up with Jamie and his team at the Penarth-based Eden Landscapes to create a Spanish courtyard g