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Open for lunches Tuesday to Sunday including a carvery on Sundays Evening meals and live entertainment every Saturday evening Dine and dance till late in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere

SPECTACULAR SPORTS BAR OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

Sun - Thurs: 6.30pm - 11pm, Fri - Sat: 6.30pm - 11.30pm All major events on both Sky Sports & BT Sports. We also have three snooker tables.

With competitively priced drinks, wonderful food and top-class entertainment

The Parkstone Club is the place to be! For more information call: 01202 740354 or 01202 722322

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In This Issue... pring has well and truly arrived, what S fabulous weather we’ve been having! It’s the time of year for some great events on

your doorstep, one being the pre-Wimbledon FREE Tennis day on Saturday 24th June at the East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club p1,p12. Head over to the Poole Stadium or Rossmore Family Fun Day that Cuddles Nursery are hosting on Sunday 10th June for a BBQ, face painting and more to keep the children entertained, p3. In this issue, we welcome new advertisers; Barton Windows, Doors and Conservatories, Avencia Accountants, Castlemain Groundworks, Hampson Heating, Slimming World and Mr DeMister. They would love to hear from you, so do mention The Ashley Cross Link when you speak to them. BH Beauty also advertises with us for the first time this month, a Penn Hill based beauty therapist with the most wonderful facility, offering a range of massage and wellness treatments, p23. We would like to congratulate our contributor Kate Cadbury, who has been offered a place with Great Britain for the Duathlon in Denmark in July. We wish you the best of luck! See Kate’s article on cycling this summer, p16. Please get in touch if you would like to advertise your business or organisation in our magazine, not forgetting our sister magazines; Broadstone, Corfe Mullen & Upton Links where we offer multi-magazine discounts. Until next time,

Harriet Editor: Harriet Foreman 01202 657317 - 07572317541 harriet@ashleycrosslink.co.uk www.ashleycrosslink.co.uk Copy deadline for July issue: June 13th 4 THEASHLEYCROSSLINK

St Lukes Church

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Neighbourhood Watch

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East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

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Jack Lodge Photography

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Avencia Accountants

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Kate Cadbury Health

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Trethowans Solicitors

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Dorset Wildlife Trust

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Penn Hill Flooring

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BH Beauty 23 Recipe 26 Safer Neighbourood Team

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Parkstone Library

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Kevin Sheldrake 32 Useful Telephone Numbers

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Rockley Holiday Park

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Julias House 39 Local Listings 40 Big Little Theatre 41 Chesnut Nursery 41 Local Clubs & Groups

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Margaret Green Animal Rescue 44 Puzzle Answers 44 Index 46


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Lilliput and Lower Parkstone Neighbourhood Watch Lilliput and Lower Parkstone Neighbourhood Watch has been running successfully since the midnineties. We cover an area bounded by Commercial Road, Bournemouth Road, Canford Cliffs Road, and the harbour, over 4000 properties. We are fortunate to live in a low crime area, although if you have recently had your car or shed broken into, it may not seem like it. The one crime that is persistent and seemingly difficult to reduce is theft from vehicles. Until now, it has been largely due to vehicles being left unlocked but now criminals are finding ways to defeat the alarm systems of cars, especially high value ones with keyless ignition. Thieves don’t usually smash their way into cars unless valuables such as computers, wallets, purses and phones have been left on view. The number of burglaries stays stubbornly at about 10 per month. Most of these are break-ins to sheds and garages, thankfully few involve breaking into houses. Many sheds and garages are not equipped with alarms and have weak locks so keeping a high value bike or equipment in a shed with a weak lock may not be a good idea. Shed alarms are inexpensive and 10 THEASHLEYCROSSLINK

can be bought from us or many on-line retailers. We rely heavily on volunteers to run Neighbourhood Watch and most areas are covered by local street ‘contacts’ and ‘co-ordinators’. Sadly, we lose more volunteers than we recruit, so we do need more local people to come forward to help. If you would like to lend your support please give me a call.

We keep in touch with local residents mainly through the quarterly newsletter, delivered by ‘contacts’, we also have a website and facebook page and perhaps more use will be made of these in the future. Which brings us on to modern technology and the internet. There now seems to be what can only be described as an onslaught of attempted fraud over the internet and the telephone. Fraudsters can now carry out their attempts to part

you with your money without getting out of bed. Many are very clever and very persistent. Fake websites, lotteries, e-mails and telephone calls arrive regularly and it’s not difficult to find someone who has been fooled by these fraudsters and lost money, sometimes their life savings. Never take unsolicited telephone calls or e-mails for granted, these days you must assume that they are fraudulent unless you can prove them otherwise. You may also have seen our Speedwatch team of volunteers who check and record the speed of traffic at speeding ‘hotspots’. Between 8.00am and 9.00am on weekday mornings as many as 600 cars can pass them. The scheme is administered by Dorset Police and all volunteers are checked and trained. The advantage of the scheme is that traffic speeds are reduced, at least while they are operating, and unless you are an habitual offender, you just get a warning letter – not a fine or penalty points.

Graham New Chairman Lilliput and Lower Parkstone Neighbourhood Watch 01202 740425 grahamnew100@gmail.com


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Anyone for TENNIS? East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Whatever level or type of tennis you play (including the highly aerobic Cardio tennis) there are huge benefits for both mental and physical health.

coaching for all ages from 5 onwards. No upper age limit with many members age 70 plus enjoying group coaching.

hire, big enough to hold meetings or small group activities.

If you are not busy with any of the above, you can enjoy There is plenty of relaxing in the clubhouse in Participating in tennis opportunity to play socially, the newly refurbished bar helps to; make friends, de whether at one of the many and cafe. Or have a go at stress, gain confidence, mix in sessions or by your Croquet. All the above for develop flexibility, prevent own arrangement. the equivalent of less than osteoporosis, boost fitness, £25 per month for an adult. improve reactions, think We have 15 teams in the faster. summer leagues for ladies, Reduced rates for country men’s and mixed teams in members, under 30’s, Whether you want to the open, vets and over 60 students and under 18’s. learn, take it up after a categories. In addition, we break, improve or play have internal box leagues Come and give us a try! competitively, EAST for both singles and Salterns Road, Poole, DORSET TENNIS CLUB doubles for most standards. BH14 8BL caters for all. With 6 edltcctennisnewbies@ astro courts, 4 newly laid BUT East Dorset Lawn gmail.com artificial clay courts as well Tennis & Croquet Club as 9 grass courts in the provides more than just summer there is no need tennis. In the function to book and floodlights are room which can be hired provided for all winter mix for members for parties in sessions. etc, there are a variety of classes such as Yoga, Brian MacFadden and his Pilates, Zumba, Guitar, coaching team provide Bridge, and Drawing. There Individual and group is a smaller room, also for

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Jack Lodge PHOTOGRAPHY A MAGICAL MORNING WITH THE BLUEBELLS Spring is officially in full swing and in last month’s issue, I set myself the challenge of heading away from the coast and into the woods in search for the stunning display of bluebells across Dorset and Hampshire. Persistence is key... This year was the first I’d photographed the bluebells and I must admit, woodland photography is not easy - it’s a real challenge to find order amongst the chaos of the trees. Towards the end of April and start of May, I had scouted four different locations and attempted three sunrises with nothing really to show. I wasn’t going to give up though, so, with another 4am start, off I went to Micheldever Woods in Hampshire. I arrived just before sunrise and after making my way deep into the woods, the sun began to burst through the beech trees and illuminate the carpets of bluebells. It was crazy, chasing the light through the woods and searching for a composition before it disappeared. I stumbled across this lone trunk with the sun casting stunning rays of light between the trees and instantly knew this was the shot I had been searching for.

Sony A7ii with Sony 24-105mm F4 at 50mm - 1.3 sec at F/11, ISO100

What’s next? The fresh, vibrant colours of Spring are spreading across the country and making their way to the coast - I’d love to capture the two together...

june’s top tip Shoot with an aperture of F/16 or higher to create a strong sunburst effect.

If you would like to see more of Jack’s work, head on over and visit: www.jacklodgephotography.co.uk or follow him on:

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Make Your Life Less Taxing

Tucked away in East Street, Wimborne, Avencia is a family-run tax and accountancy firm specialising in tax planning and efficiency. It has been providing a range of services to companies, sole traders, partnerships and individuals since February 2017. Aaron, who heads the firm, worked in Broadstone in a small accountancy practice for the previous seven years, where he developed an extensive knowledge base, qualifying as an Accounting Technician in 2011 and as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2016. Aaron’s sister and business partner, Charlotte, gained her experience working for a much larger, international firm in Poole. Aaron and Charlotte say, “Combining our experience and enthusiasm allows us to provide a personal, comprehensive service and going the extra mile is integral to every piece of work, with approachability, transparency and ethicality at the heart of everything we do.

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Being a family run business, we’re focused on building the kinds of relationships where our clients feel more like part of our family. This more personal relationship means we can in turn offer better advice, geared specifically to suit your goals. We can quote fixed fees for our compliance work to give you added peace of mind, whilst ensuring the necessary amount of time is invested to achieve the best outcome. Keeping our clients happy is what keeps us happy!” Call 01202 856250 or email info@avencia.tax to find out how Avencia can make your life less taxing. THEASHLEYCROSSLINK 15


Summer Cycling with Kate The days are getting longer and the evenings are lighter which means it’s definitely time to get out in the sunshine and fresh air. One activity I particularly love at this time of year is getting out on my bike. Often it becomes a busy time for me as a Physiotherapist as people either dust the cobwebs off their bikes and jump on them with the saddle too low or the handlebars too far away and then there’s others who come out of their winter training on the turbo trainer and head out for 4 or 5 hour rides and find they don’t have the endurance strength on the bike. These two approaches can both lead to annoying niggles or performance frustrations which can take the pleasure out of a fun ride in the sunshine. So, whether you want to avoid these niggles or improve your performance on the bike there’s a few areas that can be looked at to achieve this.

Bike Set Up

The first consideration is your bike set up. I’d highly recommend a professional bike fit especially if you are covering more miles particularly on a road bike. But there’s a couple of simple areas that you can check yourself.

Handlebar position is equally important. If you’re over or under reaching you can often get neck and back discomfort. Ideally you should have a 90-degree angle between your trunk and upper arm with just a slight bend in the elbow.

Strength

Niggles and performance levels cannot all be blamed on the equipment unfortunately, but it can also be our body’s efficiency too! Being a Pilates instructor, I am a great believer in the role of a strong core to help niggles and massively improve performance. To maintain good posture on the bike which will in turn make you a much more efficient rider, you not only need core strength but also core endurance. With fatigue, some postural changes can happen such as shifting your pelvis more from side to side, dropping your knee in towards the cross bar or letting your neck drop down into a more flexed position. This can all have a knock-on effect on your low back, knees and neck.

One of the problems with the summer weather is as cyclists all we want to do is go out on the bike and when we only have limited time in our busy lives, often we’d choose to ride rather than do the background strengthening work. Before Firstly, take a look at your saddle becoming a Pilates instructor height. A saddle that is not in over 8 years ago, I was certainly the optimum position can be guilty of just doing exercise responsible for lots of knee, that made me sweat but over back and pelvic pain. A simple the years I’ve seen for myself thing to check is when you sit how much having a strong on the bike and push your pedal core and also time to stretch down to the bottom with your has helped me with aches and heel flat, the knee should be just pains but also with my exercise off straight. performance.

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When teaching Pilates to cyclists, we use a combination of strengthening and stretching exercises. There’s a few key areas we focus on. Firstly, the glutes (buttock muscles) which are the main drivers for initiating the pedal movement and also maintain alignment of the pelvis and lower limb. A great exercise to try to address this is a single leg bridge (picture a) It’s common for cyclists to say their neck gets stiff and that’s usually due to a weakness in their postural muscles around the neck and upper back. This can be addressed with something as simple as a pressup or more specific exercises like the swan dive (Picture b). Another main area is the lower abdominal muscles which can act like a natural corset. There’s so many exercises to target this area but one we often teach is the plank (Picture c). So whether you’re dusting off the cobwebs or putting the turbo trainer away, firstly check your bike set up and try to give yourself time to build up your core and stretch those tight muscles. I promise it will make riding your bike even more enjoyable this summer!

Kate

Kate and her team of Physiotherapists and Pilates Instructors run classes at Pure Chill Studio on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday evenings and Wednesday mornings with more classes starting soon. katecadbury.pilates@gmail.com Facebook @katecadburypilates Instagram @katecadburypilates


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With over 30 years of trading, Living Interiors by Contour Home Design now have a stunning new showroom in Westbourne to display the furniture they have supplied to the Commercial and Residential market. We pride ourselves on our repeat business due to our excellent reputation and customer service. We offer a complete service from the design planning stage to installation including plumbing, electrics, tiling and building alterations. We also have our own showroom at Living Interiors, Westbourne where our experienced and friendly staff would be delighted to talk through your project or ideas with you.

Kitchen design provides a sea of opportunities filled with the potential for showing off your creative personality and individuality. Colour schemes, wallpaper, paints and other aesthetic additions will be incorporated into the kitchen design in order to ensure you receive the results you’re looking for. Helpful tips and suggestion are provided throughout the site in order to make designing your kitchen as fun and easy as possible. Why not call in and have a look around the showroom and talk to their knowledgeable staff about your requirements.

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LEGAL HELP AND ADVICE

We will help you come to terms with your Loss and Move forward with Happy Memories When death occurs the first things to think about are practicalities such as registering the death, arranging the funeral, clearing the care home room and looking after those left behind. The Trethowans Private Client Team is proud to be recognised as amongst the most experienced and proficient in the field of Probate and Estate Administration. Our experience ranges from dealing with all of these practicalities through to the most T: 01202 673 071 5 Parkstone Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2NL detailed intricacies which can form part of London Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 3HP T: 01722 412 512 Estate Administration. The Pavilion, Botleigh Grange Business Park, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 2AF

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Helping the birds

Dorset Wildlife Trust Many of us will have wanted to help our familiar garden birds by putting up nest boxes for them to use in the spring. We rightly love the sight of the blue tits and robins taking advantage of our help. But beyond our gardens, out on our beautiful heaths, there are other birds which cannot be helped by putting up nest boxes. This is because their specialist lifestyle involves nesting on the ground amongst the heather and bracken. So, these birds need our help and thoughtfulness in another way. They very much need us to think constantly about not disturbing them as they keep vigil on their eggs or chicks when we go out on the heath. We, or our dogs, only have to stray a very short distance from a path for a rare woodlark or nightjar to be scared off its vulnerable nest quite possibly causing the bird to fail to breed successfully. A failed year is very significant to such rare birds which can only breed on this rare habitat which we are so lucky to have around us. This is why it is so

important that we stick to the paths and keep our dogs on a lead from March, when the nesting season begins, right through the summer, when it ends. None of us would deliberately destroy the nest of a robin or blue tit, but it is terribly easy to unwittingly destroy the nest of a woodlark or nightjar just by leaving the paths or not keeping our dogs on a lead in the spring and summer. If we follow the ‘heathland code’

in this and other ways, we can both protect the special wildlife of the heath and enjoy its beauty to the full. For information about DWT’s nature reserves to visit this summer, and where nesting birds are likely to be, visit www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org. uk/reserves.

By Lesley Haskins The Erica Trust

Dartford warbler Photo credit: Steve Davis

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Penn Hill Flooring With over 30 years experience in sales and flooring, Jenny and Carl James made the decision to open their own showroom last year. After a thorough search for the ideal premises, the old chemists at Bank Chambers, Penn Hill Avenue, came on the market. After a couple of months dealing with legalities, the keys finally were in their hands.

everyone one is friendly and neighbourly; within the first few weeks of opening, almost every trader had called in to introduce themselves and wish us well. There is a kind of village style vibe about the area, it is so nice to see in a place which has such a variety of residents and visitors.”

“Some people have said that we must be expensive due to our location, but we are here for everyone and can cater for all types of budget from Students to Professional Footballers” Jenny remarked.

This independent, local business also supports local suppliers, a wide range of Penn Hill Flooring Ltd have a British Manufacturers as well wide and varied range of floor as making every customer coverings to offer, for those feel welcome. just starting out, new family Another month of hard work homes, established homes Find them at: 9 Bank building, cleaning and fitting and lots more. They have an Chambers (between Synergy out the new showroom, exceptional range of carpet Hair & Jenkins & Sons), liaising with sales reps whilst samples, vinyl flooring and Penn Hill Avenue, BH14 9NB both still working full time, luxury vinyl tiles. Offering opening day finally arrived on free survey, estimate and Opening times: the 21st August 2017. advice, with no imitation Monday – Friday: sales or hidden charges, just 9.30am – 5.30 pm Jenny says “Bank Chambers a friendly, honest service is Saturday: 9.30am – 1.30pm is such a lovely place to work, their aim. Closed Bank Holidays

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Introducing BH Beauty Room Welcome to BH BEAUTY ROOM, situated in BH14. My name is Dominique and I am the founder and therapist here at BH BEAUTY ROOM. My passion for this industry started over ten years ago

and still remains as strong now as it did then. After qualifying as a beauty therapist, I continued my studies completing a degree in Spa Management. I gained experience working locally before deciding to combine this along with my other passion of travel and embarked on a life on the open seas joining a luxury cruise line as a spa therapist. I gained invaluable experience working on the ships specializing in various types of massage. Whilst the hours were long the benefits of working in a five star environment with an amazing international crew and waking up in a new destination daily more than compensated.

On my return I have been lucky enough to work in several spas locally, culminating in a management role before finally taking the plunge and deciding to start my own business. BH BEAUTY ROOM offers a variety of massage and wellness treatments with a holistic approach as well as essential maintenance treatments to keep you looking and feeling your best. Gift vouchers are also available to purchase.

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Sweet Recipe Flag Pie This delicious sweet flan is great for an American-themed barbeque or summer party.

Ingredients:

1. To make the pastry, sift the flour into a large bowl

PASTRY CASE • 175g plain flour • 100g unsalted butter, chilled and diced • 2 tbsp caster sugar • 1 tsp orange zest • 1 medium egg yolk

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200g mascarpone cheese 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tbsp caster sugar 150ml double cream 150g blueberries 2 small bananas, peeled and thinly sliced and tossed in a little lemon juice • Approximately 12 strawberries, hulled and halved

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and add the diced butter. Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and orange zest. Make a well in the centre and add the egg yolk and 1 tbsp cold water. Mix with a round-bladed knife to a rough dough, adding a few more drops of water if needed. Knead very lightly until just smooth, shape into a flat disc and wrap in cling film. Chill for 30 minutes. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and use to line a 20cm loose-based fluted flan tin. Prick the pastry base all over with a fork. Chill for a further 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas mark 6 and place a baking sheet in the oven to heat up. Line the pastry case with baking paper then fill with ceramic baking beans (see TIP) and bake ‘blind’ on the hot baking sheet for 15 minutes. Remove the paper lining and beans and bake for a further 10-12 minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden. Leave to cool completely. To make the filling, beat the mascarpone, vanilla extract and sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Gradually beat in the double cream. Spread the filling in the cold pastry case. Arrange the blueberries, banana slices and strawberries on top of the filling to represent the American stars and stripes flag with a blueberry border. Serve immediately or chill in the fridge until required (only decorate with the fruit 1-2 hours before serving).


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Poole Neighbourhood Policing Team Summer Crime prevention advice With the warmer weather upon us it is very easy to become absent-minded with your home security, leaving windows and doors open to cool the house down. I know a lot of us are guilty of doing this but just remember that it only takes a matter of seconds for a would be thief to come in through that open door or window, while you’re pottering about in the garden or having a quick shower and before you know it, your lap top, IPad, phone and anything else of value they can grab are gone. Please consider the following crime prevention advice to reduce the risk of you becoming a victim.

Check the simple things:1. Parked cars – are the windows shut and doors locked (don’t assume that by pressing the button on the remote it is locked, try the handle too)? A lot of thefts are from insecure cars and vans. 2. Side gate shut and locked, sheds and garages secure? 3. Don’t leave unattended pedal cycles insecure and out the front. 4. Doors closed and locked? Don’t forget on that UPVC multi-locking door you may have lifted the handle but until you 28 THEASHLEYCROSSLINK

turn the key on the inside you have not locked all the locks in place. 5. Don’t forget to check that patio door, someone may have closed it but did they lock it? 6. Windows - lift the blinds or open the curtains and check they are closed, the sun may have been on the TV and it was hot, so they were drawn with the window open. Remember the advice above re open windows. Make sure in case of fire that keys to windows and doors are readily accessible to occupants but not in view of possible burglars. 7. If you have an intruder alarm activate the zone for the unoccupied area. 8. Car keys - don’t take them to bed with you, where possible leave them in noisy drawer/location. 9. If you do hear a suspicious noise in the house that you are not happy with dial 999, if you have an intruder remember your life is more important than your property, but do get a good description and if possible car index number. Going on holiday? Stop the milk and newspaper deliveries and look after each other, get a neighbour, friend or family member to keep an eye on your property, ensure

neighbours have contact numbers for a key holder and where possible let them park their car on your drive. Basically if you create the illusion that your house is occupied it is less likely to be broken into. Thank you for helping us keep Poole safe.

PCSO Kerrie Burns Poole Neighbourhood Policing Team

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If you need to speak to me then don’t hesitate to stop a member of the team whilst we are on our patrols. Telephone: 999

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Granite Concepts Limited ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ – no, not a traditionally dressed bride but something completely different – a new kitchen worktop company that shares similar attributes! Granite Concepts is the ‘new’ bit – and possibly unique for a small company with all its employees being shareholders. “I’ve always keentoonprovide comradeship and welfare support The Association wasbeen formed the cooperative idea, where every employee has where needed for the whole RAF Family, past and present. a stake” remarks Karen, its Managing Director. Enthusiasm with a chirpy positive attitude she concludes. But she warns also: “There’s far describes Karen perfectly – aPOOLE woman in a very and help us to honour this commitment. Come and join the Branch more to buying stone than meets the eye – there male-dominated “I do get some strange and ideals will be warmly welcomed. All withindustry. an interest in our activities are many pitfalls to avoid.” looks sometimes” she laughs. The ‘blue’ bit is the company colours – vibrant The ‘old’ bit is that Karen and hermeetings, team have featuring many Monthly social speakers, are refl held atKaren’s interior withguest scrolled imagery that ects years of experience in the industry, all of whom the Ex-Servicemen’s Club, (Royal British North Road,bitPoole designLegion) training.66 The ‘borrowed’ we did struggle are obsessed with quality. Buying a stone worktop with and could only match it with the company on the second Monday of the month at 7pm for 7.30pm. is a big decision that she acknowledges: “It must being backed by an Angel Investor meaning they not only fit your budget and your colour scheme, have no bank or other borrowings to worry about. but your lifestyle explains in aplease rare For also” moreshe information call 01202 710998 or 01929 422204. serious moment: “It’s important to begin by finding But the wedding theme in this article? out how a customer intends to use their kitchen” Karen is also getting married this summer!

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Parkstone Library Rhymetime Mondays 11-11.30am Tuesday 2.15-2.45pm for under 5 years Storytime Tuesdays 11-11.30am for 2-5 years Games & Colouring every Saturday morning (different theme each week) Homework Club Mondays 3.30-4.45pm Games Hour (Adult) Tuesdays 1.30-2.30pm Computer Buddy Tuesdays 2-4pm Knit & Natter Wednesdays 12.45-3pm

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Neighbourhood Watch last Friday of every month COFFEE MORNING Councillor Surgery 4th Saturday of every month NEW Three ‘C’ Club Coffee, Community & Chat last Friday of each month

Wednesday 13th June 10:30am - 12pm In aid of Marie Curie FESTIVAL OF LEARNING Wednesday 20th June 11am12noon Elly Harvey Jewellery Workshop (booking essential)

Membership is free, everyone is welcome, come along and see what your local library has to offer you! Check the Library website or What’s On Brochure for further details. HOME LIBRARY SERVICE Do you like to read but find it difficult to get to the library? Local libraries have a team of dedicated volunteers who are able to visit on a regular basis, choosing and delivering the books you want from the library to your home, free of charge. Royal Voluntary Service volunteers are DBS checked and receive ongoing training and support. The RVS can also provide befriending, help with shopping and other things you might need - just get in touch. For more info, contact Atsuko Mason, Dorset Home Library Service Administrator, on 01305 236666 or email: mason. atsuko@royalvoluntaryservice. org.uk

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He Lied To Me! The first thing he said. The very first words that came out of his mouth were an out-and-out, deliberate lie…

them on?” – “Ah, well..”

in advance, sought an introduction or even just sent And it’s a shame. I’d formerly a warm-up email asking for a had some knowledge, even call. I may have declined, but respect, for the company. They it wouldn’t have yielded any It’s a regular Tuesday have a smart product. One worse results than the lazy lie. afternoon. The phone rings. day, I may even have become Unknown number. I answer. a customer. Not now though. In a world of massive Hell no! commercialisation, pursuit “Hi Kevin, I was just speaking of profits, cost-cutting, and with one of your colleagues, Any organisation that regards impersonal delivery at scale, and they said you’d be the its customers, and its own trust is becoming a bit of a rare best person to speak with.” reputation, with such disdain, commodity. So… on the rare is not one with whom you want occasions it does materialise, Impossible - I was the only one a relationship. trust is now a stand-out quality. there. It’s noticeable, and valued. Whether through explicit I think: “Why are you lying to direction, or insufficient Whether thinking about your me?”. I say: “How exciting, go controls (for which read ‘lack business or your own core on.” of interest’), their willingness values, what if you were to put to let their frontline staff lie trust at the centre? What if you Cue sales pitch... and trick customers says all can be the trusted one people you need to know about how I guess his logic isn’t entirely go to? any future relationship would warped. Sales people are work out. How ever you do it, remember trained to look for some way trust has to be earned, not of building quick rapport with • How reliable will the promises made by the sales self-appointed. It should never their ‘targets’, whether it’s person be? be trivialised or taken for discovering you have similar • How genuine and supportive granted. Why? Because one aged children, or finding out will their customer service be? thing more noticeable than which football team you like. • How well will they respect trust, is breach of trust. Perhaps if there isn’t obvious the terms of the deal we instant common ground, it’s Heaven knows, someone agree? tempting to fabricate some? might even write a whole blog piece about you! But as a ruse, it’s hardly robust And it’s all so unnecessary. In fact, it’s reckless. And lazy. is it? “So which colleague did you speak to?” - “Erm…” It would be no trouble at all “Which number did you catch to have done a little research

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Useful Telephone Numbers Borough of Poole Council.............01202 633633 Bournemouth Hospital..................01202 303626 BT Fault Line...................................0800 800151 Buses - More (Wilts & Dorset)......01202 338420 Childline...............................................0800 1111 Citizens Advice Bureau................0344 245 1291 Crimestoppers.................................0800 555111 Domestic Violence Helpline.........0808 2000 247 Dorset County Council..................01305 221000 Electricity Emergency....................0800 0727282 Fire & Rescue (non emergency)..0800 038 2323 Gas Emergency.............................. 0800 111999 Parkstone Library..........................01202 742218 National Rail Enquiries.................0345 748 4950 NHS (non emergency)....................................111 Police (Action Fraud)...................0300 123 2040

Our ‘Getaway’ At Rockley Park We¹ve been owners at Rockley Park since 2016 and from the first day we visited the park, we fell in love with the place! With it only being 20 minutes down the road, we can pack up and go down whenever we like. It is a perfect way to escape and spend time with loved ones. We lost a close family member and wanted to spend our inheritance on something that would always be a reminder to us of them, and there was no better way than remembering some of the fantastic times we spent together on our caravan holidays. We visited from Ferndown and soon after we had become proud owners of our first holiday home. Since then we have upgraded and now have a holiday home in the Oaks, a secluded area where we know all our neighbours and love calling it our ‘home away from home’. On our way here, we find that when crossing the Twin Sails Bridge it is like being many miles away. Even though we only live in Bournemouth, once we see the Rockley entrance sign, our journey is complete. It is such a lovely place, you’re welcomed in the owners bar by the friendly staff who always remember your name. There is an entertainment complex, which has great family acts keeping both children and adults entertained all night. The children’s entertainers are fantastic, encouraging the little ones to make friends and come out of their shells. The icing on the cake for us is the relaxed luxury of the owners club, with exclusive owners-only facilities, sauna, jacuzzi, gym and heated outdoor pool, which our grandchildren enjoy very much. There is also a water sports centre which is based on a local beach, a short walk down the main road. On site is a shop to buy everyday items/gifts, a chip shop, restaurant and Papa John’s pizza. I would encourage anyone thinking of owning a Holiday Home, to get in touch with Sharon for a VIP Park Visit.

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WORDWHEEL Using only the letters in the Wordwheel, you have ten minutes to find as many words as possible, none of which may be plurals, foreign words or proper nouns. Each word must be of three letters or more, all must contain the central letter and letters can only be used once in every word. There is at least one word that uses all of the letters in the wheel.

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1. First sold in the UK in 1935, what brand of biscuit has become popular as a good luck charm in Japan as its name sounds similar to a Japanese phrase that means “you will surely win”? 2. What type of cheese is rolled down Cooper’s Hill at Brockworth each spring bank holiday for competitors to chase in a famous annual cheese-rolling event? 3. What type of cream cheese is traditionally used when making a tiramisu? 4. Which 1970s TV series featured a private investigator called Jim who kept his gun in a biscuit jar? 5. In which English county is the village of Cheddar, where Cheddar cheese originated? 6. What brand of biscuits have been advertised using the slogan “A drink’s too wet without one”? 7. According to a famous scene from the film Pulp Fiction, which McDonald’s product is called a “royale with cheese” in Paris? 8. What biscuit was named after a royal house of French origin, with kings from this house ruling France from 1589 to 1792 and again from 1815 to 1848? 9. Before being left to mature, the cheese Cornish Yarg is wrapped in what to form an edible rind? 10.Why have McVitie’s been keen to ensure that Jaffa Cakes are classed as cakes and not biscuits?


James McVey of The Vamps becomes new Patron of Julia’s House Musician James McVey – lead guitarist and singer with hit band The Vamps – has become a Patron of Julia’s House.

Julia’s House almost every day on the way to school and I had heard all about their amazing work.

The 23-year-old grew up in Wimborne and attended nearby Corfe Hills School: “We used to drive past

He also recorded a message of support which featured on the charity’s Facebook page.

James joins other Julia’s House Patrons including Martin Clunes, Guy and Jacqui Ritchie, Eddie Howe, Jasper Conran, Rupert When I visited I had a Everett and, most recently, James has been a long-time chance to see for myself just Nigel Havers. supporter of the Dorset how inspiring the children, and Wiltshire children’s parents and staff are. I’m hospice charity. Last year delighted and privileged he visited the Corfe Mullen to become a Patron of hospice for a private tour Julia’s House and am very and recently he arranged proud to be supporting my for a group of Julia’s House local children’s hospice in siblings from across the two this way. I look forward to counties to be VIP guests helping raise awareness and at a Vamps concert. funds for their vital work.”

POOLE GRAMMAR SCHOOL

OPEN EVENING

Information and admissions for 11+ and VI Form.

Tuesday 3rd July 2018 6.00 – 8.00 pm

Experience the School in action and talk to pupils and staff. All welcome Poole Grammar School, Gravel Hill, Poole, BH17 9JU Tel: (01202) 692132 www.poolegrammar.com pgsoffice@poolegrammar.com

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LocalListings EXHIBITIONS AT THE GALLERY UPSTAIRS

Upton Country Park, BH17 7BJ. Open daily, Winter 9.30-4pm, Summer 105pm. Free entry. Disabled access via lift. Ample low cost car parking. Now - 11th June MODERNISM MEETS UPTON COUNTRY PARK: by members of Poole and East Art Society as part of Dorset Art Weeks. 13th - 25th June UNVEILING SOULS: James & Linda Sale. Poetry and art revealing what lies beneath external forms.

HARRY PAYE DAY

Saturday 16th June, Poole Quay Poole has a local flag depicting a dolphin and three scallop shells. The Poole Flag Trust is committed to encouraging local flag pole owners to also fly the local flag that stems from the 14th century. The Trust will be supporting Harry Paye Day with a stall on Poole Quay and will be explaining the history of the local flag as well as offering versions of the current flag for sale. Bargains, relating to the experimental / research versions, will also be available.

THE ORIGINAL SHAKE & STIR VINTAGE FESTIVAL

29th June - 1st July, Southbourne. Soak up the atmosphere of bygone eras, jive to your heart’s content and browse the vintage market. Mungo Jerry takes to the stage along with a host of other live acts. A FREE fun festival for the whole family! www.originalshakeandstir.co.uk/ Facebook: shakeandstirvintagefest

NHS Retirement Fellowship (Poole) Monthly meetings at Poole Hospital Next Meeting: Tuesday 5th June Jan: 01202 659886 jan2gin@yahoo.co.uk Tricia: 01202 733908 patharris29@hotmail.co.uk Any retired NHS staff welcome 40 THEASHLEYCROSSLINK


Chesnut Nursery Totally Tropical Taste Tropical effect plants are having a resurgence in popularity. Victorian plant collectors went to great lengths, courageously exploring the world in search of foliage and flowers to delight the British gardener. And here at the nursery in Poole, our courageous volunteers are growing a delightful range of tropical and sub-tropical plants so you can achieve that most wonderful effect. We just can’t keep our eyes off Ensete ventricosum ‘Muarelii’, the giant Abyssinian banana has large flamboyant, deep red and green leaves that can reach 2.5 to 3 meters tall in just one growing season. Best kept in a large pot, to be enjoyed on the patio, when winter comes these tender beasts can be hacked back and dry stored in a garage or greenhouse. Echium “Pink Fountain” is a hybrid between the tender red species wildpretii, and the hardier species pininana. The result is a hardier pink biannual, which grows an attractive rosette of large grey-green leaves, before sending up its two metre high flower spike in its second year. Its magnificent blooms are a magnet for bees and wildlife. Plant your Echiums in the garden border for a dazzling display. Canna lilies (pictured) are exotic looking rhizomatous perennials from south Africa. They are easy to grow and require little maintenance, offering long-lasting colour in the garden from their vibrant yellow, red or orange flowers and exotic foliage. They die back in the winter but burst back into vigorous growth in the spring. Plant them as a focal point in a container or the boarder. With our range of home grown exotics, we are certain your garden can feel and look like a jungle oasis.

LOVE MUSICALS?

Then you won’t want to miss this standout show featuring music from some of the greatest shows of all time. The high-energy and polished professional performances from students of the BIGLITTLE Youth Theatre have wowed audiences at the Pavilion Theatre each July for the last seventeen years and this year is no exception! Join us for a night of the very best of Broadway musicals, right here in Bournemouth - performed by an amazing company of over 150 professional trained musical theatre students. Audiences return year after year, why not join them? To book tickets, please visit the BH Live website; www.bhlivetickets.co.uk or call the box office on: 0844 576 3000 "FAB-U-LOUS! BREATHTAKING ENERGY... BIG LITTLE THEATRE SCHOOL WOWS AGAIN" BOURNEMOUTH ECHO 2016 BIG LITTLE THEATRE SCHOOL presents

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LocalClubs&Groups Bournemouth Big Band, Swing and Jazz Club 2nd Wednesday of month, 7.15pm at Kinson Community Centre. Call Tony 01202 842866 Bournemouth Carnival Band 1st Thursday evening of each month. Contact Alan 01202 594378 Community Choirs with Big Hearts Alderney Manor Social Club - Thursday’s. Contact 07840 976584 for details Dorset Family History Society 2nd Monday of each month www.dorsetfhs.org.uk Dorset Light Photographic Club Meets 7pm every other Wednesday at St Michaels Church Hall, Hamworthy BH15 4HR. Contact 01202 565 470 for details East Dorset Tennis & Croquet Salterns Road, Poole, BH14 8BL Tel 01202 740219 www.edltcc.com Epilepsy Action 2nd Monday of the month, 7pm9pm. Contact Mark or Kamlesh on 07526 858947 or 07833 663051 email: eabournemouth@ hotmail.co.uk Lions Club of Poole 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Contact Tony Reeves on 01202 259558 Live Laugh Love Ladies Club www.livelaughloveladies.club Lychett Bay Ramblers Meet every Sunday morning 5-10 mile walks. Suit 50 years+. Looking for new members. Contact Sally 07779 185950 Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride Fundraising Group First Sunday in July Tel: 01202 601705 www.macmillanbikeride.com

Magna Sinfonia Run by musicians for musicians, able players are welcome to join our thriving orchestra. www.magnasinfonia.org, call Chris on 07917 859339 or email info@magnasinfonia.org. Parkinson’s UK - Poole & District Branch St Georges Church Hall, Oakdale, every 3rd Saturday of the month. For those affected by Parkinson’s (people with Parkinson’s, carers, their families and friends). All are welcome! Call 07555 419609 for more information. Parkstone Camera Club Wednesday’s at 7.15pm www.parkstoneacameraclub. org.uk Parkstone Conservative Club www.parkstoneconclub.co.uk Poole & Bournemouth Stamp and Postcard Club Meet on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at Upton Community Centre. 7.15 for 7.30pm. Contact Michael on 01202 604741 or www. philatelyinbournemouth.co.uk/ poole-club Poole Heart Support Group Email: secretary@poolehsg.org.uk www.poolehsg.org.uk Poole Leisure Painters Every Tuesday and Friday 103pm at Poole Lighthouse. www.pooleleisurepainters.co.uk Poole Lymphoma Support Group 0808 808 5555 or www. lymphomas.org.uk/support or information@lymphomas.org.uk Poole Over 55s Meet four times a year at The Spire, High Street, Poole. Please join us for refreshments and speakers. Free Meetings, all welcome. Call 07927 012556 / email poolever55@gmail.com

Poole Writers Circle Alternate Wednesdays 7:30pm www.writerspoole.co.uk Royal Air Forces Association Social meetings featuring guest speakers. Second Monday of every month. 66 North Road, Poole. 7pm for 7:30pm start. For more information, call 01202 710998 Society for Poole www.societyforpoole.co.uk Soroptimist International of Poole Professional women who help the disadvantaged. Meets 2nd Monday of the month (excl Aug/ Dec), 7:30pm, Salterns Hotel, Poole, BH14 8JR. Contact Helen on 01202 842795 www.sigbi.org/poole Speakability Group For people who have had a stroke, which has left them with communication difficulties. Wednesdays, 11am-1pm at Longfleet Baptist Church Hall. Call Patricia on 07547 474717 www.stroke.org.uk University of the Third Age- Poole U3A Provides a wide range of educational, sporting and leisure activities for (semi-)retired. Visit www.pooleu3a.org.uk or call 01202 678113 Viewpoint Residents’ Association and Neighbourhood Watch info@viewpointresidents.co.uk Wimborne Wagtails Saturday mornings at QE Centre. Swimming and water therapy to all ages with physical/ mental disabilities. www. wimbornewagtails.org.uk World Ship Society 2nd Saturday of the month. Contact 01202 694338 for details.

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Can you help our animals? There are many ways to help us raise money to care for our rescue animals – sponsorship, donating and attending events but did you know that volunteering in our charity shops is also a way you can help us? With three charity shops now open in Winton, Wimborne and Weymouth there is plenty of opportunity to join us. So, can you spare a few hours a week to help? If you are looking to get back into work, it is a great way to show experience on your CV and have some fun too. Shop volunteering involves many varied tasks such as sorting of donations, serving customers, window dressing and stocking shelves to name but a few. We’re looking for enthusiastic people with a passion for animals and willingness to help make a difference. The money from every item sold in our shops goes towards helping around 1,200 rescue animals a year. So, if this sounds like you we’d love to hear from you. If you are in the area of one of our charity shops please pop in and have a chat and pick up a volunteer application form. We are also always looking for good quality, clean donations to sell in our charity shops so, please bear us in mind when you are clearing out those cupboards!

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