Why James loves sweeping in Southborough
SOUTHBOROUGH is a town where there’s always something happening and that’s why James loves his role as master chimney sweep in the local area.
Kentish towns in general have a relaxed atmosphere, no doubt due to the beautiful natural environment in which people live. Southborough has that aspect but an extra plus-point when it comes to dynamic interaction in the community itself.
Here’s a latest example: a new FM community radio station. This fantastic idea, which will see radio programmes of local interest being broadcast to 100,000 listeners not only in Southborough, but also Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge, will become a reality within the next couple of years. Or so we hope. The transmitter site is likely to be in Southborough itself, between T Wells and Tonbridge. Discussions are still ongoing and it seems Hospital Radio Tunbridge Wells could be given the responsibility of running the radio station. We shall see but what a fantastic idea.
It’s typical too of the interest that Southborough residents have in their local community. It’s an interest that spans back centuries and you can read more about it on the Southborough page in the James the Sweep website.
The town’s coat of arms (pictured) speaks of this self-confidence that residents have in the many positive aspects of living in Southborough. After all, the town is located in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nothing quite beats spending time browsing shops in the town centre on a Saturday morning before heading out of the town for a picnic lunch at one of the many natural beauty spots which surround Southborough. That’s something James the Sweep has managed to do only a few times. Most of the time it is his customers who are enjoying the surroundings of the town where they love to live and work. James, meanwhile, is kept busy inspecting and sweeping customers’ chimney flues; making them safe to use when the colder weather bites and it’s time to enjoy indoor fires once again!
James the Sweep’s role as Southborough’s Master Chimney Sweep has been ongoing for at least 20 years – alongside sweeping chimneys for residents in nearby Royal Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge. His vast experience in chimney sweeping is quite considerable and his advice is often called upon by other sweeps with less experience in the trade. Chimney sweeping, after all, involves not just the sweeping but detailed safety inspections of chimney flues and often a proper review of the wood burning stove or open fire. Safety checking certain forms a major aspect of James’ role supporting people in Kent. That’s why Kent Fire & Rescue Service recommends that residents and business owners call on chimney sweeps, such as James, to ensure the indoor fire is safe to use. After all, you’d rather see a chimney sweep at your door than a firefighter! Call James the Sweep right now for a professional safety review of your chimney. Tel: 07587 134589.