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Your Local Business & Community Magazine

APRIL 2019

ISSUE 13

OPEN MORNING THURSDAY 2 MAY 9:30 - 11:30

A warm and enriching school that achieves outstanding results

Independent Day School for Boys & Girls aged 2 - 13 Upton · Poole · BH16 5EU · 01202 622229 · admissions@yarrells.co.uk · www.yarrells.co.uk

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Welcome... Spring has arrived, and what a perfect time to visit Chestnut Nursery as they re-open their doors this month!

In This Issue... Yarrells School & Nursery

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Congratulations to Louise, from Food For Thought Cookery School, on recently winning 3 BHStar awards, such a great achievement. Page 16 has the details as well as a fun, healthy Easter recipe to try.

Dorset Wildlife Trust

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We are always happy to promote events for charities that are being held throughout the year. Why not get involved in the Race For Life, page 10 or The Big Dog Walk, page 11. Welcoming many new advertisers including BH Kitchens, Coastal Fitness Retreats, Crazy Courses, Doling Property Maintenance, Season’s Art Class, Yarrells Preparatory School and Sarah’s Beauty Therapy. All our advertisers would love to hear from you, please remember to mention where you saw their advert. Wishing everyone a Happy Easter! Until next time,

Harriet

Margaret Green Animal Rescue

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An Introduction to Reiki

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Kevin Sheldrake

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Poole Neighbourhood Policing Team

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Food For Thought

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Kate Cadbury Health

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Poole Hospital award & development 20 Ven Fest Seasons Art Class Local Churches

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Recipe 28 Chestnut Nursery

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Race for Life - Cancer Research

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Puzzle Page

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Parkstone Library

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Copy deadline for the May issue: Wednesday 10th April.

Parkstone Councillor Update

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Local Listings

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Harriet Foreman Editor

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Useful Telephone Numbers

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Life Balance Chiropractic

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Index

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Yarrells is Worth It!

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24-hr turn around Home delivery pick up/ drop off Reasonable prices Educating your children in the independent sector is a real privilege and, of course, a serious financial commitment. As working parents, we know our incomes don’t go as far as we’d like, but I believe sending your child to our school is worth every penny. I know, as a Head and as a parent of two teenagers, that it’s a child’s formative years in education that are the most crucial to positive growth and development. An investment in small classes, excellent pastoral care, where your children are known and celebrated as individuals, and in outstanding teaching and learning opportunities will give your child the greatest opportunities for the future. I am convinced that early exposure to excellent learning opportunities encourages aspiration in children, and furthermore, grows confidence to realise that aspiration in young people. It is one of the most exciting aspects of working in the independent sector. At Yarrells we know our children so well; we take time and care to invest in them, their interests and their skills so that they grow to develop a thirst for learning, an innate curiosity about the world around them and an enthusiastic drive to live life to the full.

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Our children enjoy a fabulously rich and diverse curriculum, taught by passionate and enthusiastic subject specialists from the tender age of just 3 years. We prepare young people to enjoy and revel in the wonders of life as well as grapple with the challenges that face them. Pupils at Yarrells go on to succeed at local grammar schools, secondary schools and independent senior schools. Our school inhabits a beautiful and tranquil woodland setting, full of exciting places to play and be creative! We urge you to come and visit us to see for yourself: I should love to meet and chat with you about your hopes for your children’s futures. I guarantee you will meet a warm community of really happy children and staff who would be delighted to show you our truly fabulous school!

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Get Dorset Buzzing! Dorset Wildlife Trust

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This spring, Dorset Wildlife Trust is embarking on its biggest ever campaign to get over 2,000 people in Dorset doing at least one thing to help pollinators in their garden, and help Get Dorset Buzzing. But, why are we so concerned? It’s widely known that bees are in decline, yet they are arguably one of the most important insect groups on earth, helping to carry out the process of pollination which is responsible for one in three mouthfuls of food we eat, including chocolate, coffee and strawberries. But it’s not just bees that you will see flitting between flowers in your garden; butterflies, hoverflies, moths and some beetles also carry out the pollination process, so it’s important that we create much needed space for them all to thrive. One of the main reasons for the decline of bees and other pollinators is loss of habitat. Wildflower meadows used to provide prime pollinator habitat, but we’ve lost 97% of them since the 1930s.

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The good news is that there’s something we can do to help. Our gardens and local green spaces are potential mini nature reserves, so if we can provide the space and the food, they will come! Everyone who signs up to the Get Dorset Buzzing campaign, sponsored by our friends at the Gardens Group and Wessex Water, will receive a free pack in the post or online, with everything they need to get started, or try new things if you’re already welcoming wildlife into your garden. The pack will include wildflower seeds, an information booklet and a wall planner with inspiration and advice on what to grow and when and we’ll also send you personalised emails with discount vouchers and links to videos and blogs from our wildlife gardening experts at DWT, Dr George McGavin, our President, and Kate Bradbury, who writes for BBC Gardeners’ World. We can’t wait to welcome people into our new community and hear about the progress we’re all making to Get Dorset Buzzing. Sign up: wtru.st/gdb7 Sally Welbourn, Dorset Wildlife Trust 8 THEASHLEYCROSSLINK

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Enjoy a mixture of fun and varied workouts in our fitness retreat style boot camp holidays based in Dorset and Cornwall. Coastal Fitness Retreats was established in 2019 by myself, David Hoyland. After running a successful group exercise and personal training business in Poole, Dorset for the past 7 years, I decided it was time to target people from further afield. This is where Coastal Fitness Retreats was born. People from all over will now have the opportunity to stay and play with us for 5 nights at a time. You will take part in 3-4 fun and varied workouts per day including the likes of our famous Beach boot camps, our unique ‘Fighter Fit’ class, topped off with a relaxing Yoga session. As well as this, you will also get to enjoy our stunning locations even more by partaking in water sports like paddle boarding, kayaking and even surfing at our Cornwall retreat. Each retreat comes with top sleeping accommodation set in beautiful chalet style homes with incredible R and R time on offer as well as the best food prepared daily by our on-site gourmet chef, finished with unbeatable social benefits. All fitness levels are welcome at our retreats and we also run a bespoke service where we can arrange the perfect retreat just for you and your friends, family or even as an incentive for your staff!

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An Introduction to Reiki

Hi I’m Sarah and I am a holistic, well-being beauty therapist. I work from my beautiful cosy cabin in Creekmoor, Poole and as a qualified reiki healer I’d like to share with you an insight to Reiki Healing. Reiki is a Japanese technique based on the known premise that there is a Universal Life Energy in all living things. The Usui System of Reiki healing applies this energy through hands on touch and transmits high frequency energy into a client to correct imbalances in the body. Reiki works in harmony with all other forms of healing and is not only practiced within therapy rooms like mine but also regularly within hospitals and clinics. So... Why have a Reiki treatment? • Hands on healing has been scientifically proven to be effective in accelerating healing • A Reiki treatment supports the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects • On a physical level Reiki helps decrease pain, accelerates the healing time of bones and wounds, relaxes muscles and diminishes the tissue involvement of burns and bruises. It is possible to reduce the negative side effects of treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. Colds, flus, bee stings, heart disease - many physical conditions can be treated with reiki. • On a mental and emotional level anxiety is reduced, a sense of well-being increased and another level of relaxation felt. At this degree of deep relaxation a rebalancing of energies occurs and the natural healing ability of the body is enhanced • On a spiritual level, clients have stated that they feel reborn, felt heat, seen colours and felt completely rejuvenated after a full-body session • Reiki can also be beneficial to add to other treatments such as Reflexology, massage and facials leaving you feeling completely relaxed and rejuvenated If this has interested you as a reader, I’m offering a Reiki Healing Treatment for only £20; this will last around 30-45mins, so why not combine with any other 30 min treatment of reflexology, soothing hot stone massage or luxury rejuvenating facial for an extra £22. Call or text me to book your appointment. 07825 871768

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Are you failing enough? By Kevin, Penn Hill

We all have an inherent aversion to/fear of failure. Some of this is about how we might be perceived by others: The word ‘failure’ can sound alarmingly close to mis-management, poor judgement, even incompetence. And some of this aversion reflects our own internal conscience: We're all operating with finite resources, either for ourselves or acting on the trust of others, and so when something we do falls over, we have to recognise that we have lost/wasted those resources for no results. Too many of these and your career, your business, your relationships, will start to feel it. So it makes perfect sense, with our mixture of pride, conscientiousness and frugality, we want to be associated with success. In fact it further makes sense that, to avoid all these negative attributes, the best thing to do is follow tested and proven techniques, err your decisioning on the side of caution, and avoid risktaking behaviour altogether. And you’ll already be guessing where I’m going with this, ‘cos mankind’s most amazing achievements and biggest discoveries came from doing the exact opposite: experimenting, innovating, taking a risk and stepping into the unknown. If we avoid any risk of failure we’ll never be the 12 THEASHLEYCROSSLINK

ones to stand out and lead movements and be known for our passion and innovation. It needs a compromise. Something pragmatic, founded on encouraging experimentation, and managing/anticipating/ allowing for fallout. Think about: - Creating a culture where you recognise and reward initiative and innovation. And more importantly, don’t punish failure… well, so long as the logic behind the decisions is sound, and it’s been executed well. Take a lead from one of my management thinking heroes Tom Peters who calls us to “reward excellent failure, and punish mediocre success”. By the way, the larger your organisation becomes, the nearer impossible this is to achieve. - Mitigating the potential impact of failures by having a mixed portfolio of safe bets and more ‘risky’ strategies, so that you’re never betting everything on a single outcome. Also, never bet everything on a single outcome.

- Testing your hypotheses where possible with a smaller sub group, and always being open with those involved that this is just a test and may not proceed into a full launch. - Ringfencing the experiment. What are the variables? Who might be affected? Which elements can you control, to help contain the explosion? Hint: it won't be all of them. - Finally... planning, observing, measuring, and learning, to extract the most value from your experiments, even (especially) your failures. However, ultimately, you also need to recognise that our environment is just too complex to model and control every single variable and potential outcome. Sometimes you just have to put it out there, releasing new energy and ideas into the world, and seeing what happens. How about it?

Kevin

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Poole Neighbourhood Policing Team What is county lines? County lines is the term used to describe urban gangs supplying drugs to other parts of the UK using dedicated mobile phone lines. The gangs are likely to exploit children and vulnerable adults in order to move and store drugs and money. To do this they will often use coercion, intimidation, violence and weapons. The deal line is often treated as a ‘brand’ for the gangs who generally focus on supplying Class A drugs like heroin or crack cocaine. • A person meeting unfamiliar adults or a change An operating base is an to their behaviour or lone essential feature of county children from outside of the lines gangs. They will area. regularly exploit vulnerable • Suspicion of self-harm, people, by building up a physical assault or debt or using threats and unexplained injuries; the use violence in order to take of drugs and alcohol. over a person’s home. • Individuals with multiple This practice is commonly mobile phones or tablets or referred to as ‘cuckooing’. ‘SIM cards’. • Young people with money, Key messages expensive clothing, or Know the signs – County accessories than they cannot Lines (Urban gangs account for. couriering drugs and money • Unknown or suspicious into local communities). Signs to look out for A young person’s involvement in county lines often leaves signs, below are some of the indicators of county lines involvement and exploitation: • A child or young person going missing from school or home or significant changes in emotional well-being. 14 THEASHLEYCROSSLINK

looking characters coming and going from a neighbour’s house. • Relationships with controlling or older individuals or associated with gangs. What can you do? To report: Do it Online or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. PCSO Kerrie Burns Poole Neighbourhood Policing Team

HOW TO CONTACT YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM If you need to speak to us then don’t hesitate to stop a member of the team whilst we are on our patrols or contact us on 101. If a crime is in progress or a life is in danger dial 999. Facebook: Poole Police Twitter: @PooleNPT Website: www.dorset.police.uk


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Food For Thought By Louise, Westbourne Who remembers as a child making rice crispie or cornflake cake Easter nests? As Easter approaches, slightly later this year, it gets me thinking of years gone by and some of the things we did at Easter including Easter egg hunts, crafts, whilst eating lots of mini eggs, making rice crispy nests, hot cross buns, family gatherings and Easter biscuits.

just for yourselves and friends. They went down a storm with my friends who happily taste tested them for me! The peanut butter gives a nice burst of protein and instead of being sugar laden, these little nests are satisfying and sweet without spiking your blood sugar levels too much. Not just refined sugar free, but dairy free and gluten free like all of my classes.

I wanted to recreate the magic but without all the sugar, wheat and dairy. So, after a little time in the kitchen, I’m delighted to share with you my healthier rice crispie Easter nests.

I hope you enjoy these little treats and have a fabulous, happy and healthy Easter and I look forward to bringing you more ideas, recipes and tips next month.

These are great to make with our children, grandchildren or

I’m delighted to share with you that I attended the BHStar

INGREDIENTS

50g natural wholegrain puffed rice (sainsburys or health food shops sell this) 25g flaked coconut 2 tbsps heaped peanut butter (natural no added sugar, oil or salt) or almond butter 1 tbsp coconut oil 2 tbsp heaped honey or maple / agave syrup to make vegan 2 tbsp heaped cacao powder Pinch of pink himalayan salt Bluberries / small raspberries for topping

METHOD

Melt the coconut oil, honey and peanut butter in a heat proof bowl in the microwave for 1 minute on high. Give it a good stir to combine until it’s lovely and glossy, then add the remaining ingredients. Line 12 muffin tins with cupcake cases, fill each up and using you fingers, push the mixture to the sides, making a small hole in the middle of each like a nest, so that you can fill once set. Place in the fridge for around 30 minutes or until set and then fill with blueberries or small raspberries. Makes 12 16 THEASHLEYCROSSLINK

awards recently and am now a multi award winning Cookery School! After scooping Silver for Learning Experience of the Year, New Business and Innovation of the Year. Dreams really can come true! Happy Easter from a very happy Louise!! If you want to find out more about Food for Thought Cookery School, please visit my website to see all upcoming events.

Louise

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Sit up… By Kate, Lilliput

From a young age we’re told to sit up straight... but sometimes it’s just not that easy!

car too. If you are sitting at a desk your forearms and wrists should be supported to avoid overactivity in the muscles at the top of the There is no such thing as a shoulders and also into the perfect posture as we’re all forearm muscles. The top anatomically different but of your computer screen we certainly know there’s should be at or just below lots we can do to facilitate eye level but as we tend a good functional posture to do more and more work which reduces the likelihood on laptops or tablets, this of developing back, neck or is more difficult to achieve. shoulder pain. If this is the case, raise your computer up onto a few There’s two aspects to books to bring it up to eye achieving good posture. level. The first aspect is about being in an optimal position I often get asked what I whether that’s sitting or think of standing desks. One standing. The second aspect of the reasons these can be is having good strength in useful is because they can your postural muscles and make your posture more adequate muscle flexibility. dynamic (as we should all avoid prolonged positions When you sit, particularly for too long) and standing for a long period of time, can reduce the load you put you should ideally sit in a through your spine in sitting. supportive chair with your If you are going to stand bottom right to back of you still need to ensure the chair. Both feet should you adopt a good standing be resting on the floor and posture for them to be your hips should be slightly effective. higher than your knees. This is also true for driving so In standing it’s good to try check your knees are sloping and equally distribute your down from your hips in your weight between both feet and keep your knees softly bent instead of locking them back. You also need to try and keep your shoulders relaxed so think about sliding your shoulder blades down your back towards your hips. Maintaining an optimum posture can be tiring and that’s often because 18 THEASHLEYCROSSLINK

we can be weak in our postural muscles. Pilates is a great form of exercise to strengthen those postural muscles. We focus on the deep abdominal muscles and also the muscles around the spine, neck and shoulders. To keep your shoulders back and down you need to be able to activate your lower trapezius muscles which sit at the bottom of the shoulder blades. If these groups of postural core muscles are stronger you are able to sit or stand up straighter for longer without fatiguing. So when you’re next sitting at your desk or driving, think about your seating position and think about gently activating your lower abdominal muscles and gently slide your shoulders blades down your back. Initially you may only be able to sit up straighter for a few minutes but once you get used to this position you will get stronger and stronger with time and there will be no more nagging telling you to ‘sit up straight!’

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‘Exciting new development’ officially opened at Poole Hospital

An enhanced unit, which will reduce waiting times for gynaecology patients, has been officially opened at Poole Hospital. The Harbourside Ambulatory Gynaecology Centre provides a range of outpatient clinics for patients in east Dorset. It has undergone an extensive refurbishment to provide additional treatment bays and access to specialist gynaecology services, with the aim of reducing anxiety for patients. The ten-week renovation is part of a £1 million investment programme at the hospital, financed by national capital funding from NHS Improvement, to increase capacity and flow by reconfiguring several departments. The refurbished centre was first opened to patients on 4th February and was officially opened at an event on 15th March. Sally Taylor, BBC South Today presenter, officially opened the facility and said that “the future looks great”. “To come today and to have something so positive to talk about is very special for me and I’m really grateful that you’ve asked me to come,” said Sally. “It’s always the staff who make a place special but when the environment is improved – and that is certainly the case here – it does make a difference. “The future looks great and I’ll know you’ll be going from strength-to-strength.” Benita Fillingham, the unit’s sister, described it as a ‘privilege’ to have led the team during the development. “It has been a privilege to lead such a passionate team through this exciting new development of gynaecology services,” said Benita. “The team now looks forward to increasing its activity further to meet the growing demand for our specialist services. “These latest improvements will provide the women of Dorset with expert gynaecology services in a dedicated, purpose-built unit providing patients with faster access to treatment and an improved experience.” Debbie Fleming, chief executive, Mr Tim Hillard, clinical lead for gynaecology, Patricia Reid, director of nursing, as well many of the unit’s staff, were in attendance at the event.

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Poole Hospital nurse scoops maternity support worker of the year award

A member of staff from Poole Hospital’s maternity unit has been named the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Maternity Support Worker of the Year for 2019. Gemma Douglas, a trainee nursing associate at the hospital’s St Mary’s maternity hospital, fought off competition from across the NHS to claim the prestigious national award at the RCM Awards 2019 in London on 5th March. The award recognises the importance of maternity support workers in providing holistic care to women and their families. Gemma has worked at the maternity hospital for 11 years and has been developing the role of a midwife support worker at the hospital. She has orchestrated a new project called ‘Time Out’ which provides support to those suffering anxiety as they wait for induction of labour. ‘“I still can’t believe I won the award,” said Gemma, who also attended a judging day in London to give a 25-minute presentation about her nomination in front of two RCM judges. “It’s wonderful to be recognised for what you do and it’s a great sense of achievement to be appreciated. “I am truly grateful to Jillian Ireland, our professional midwifery advocate, both for nominating me and supporting me in my development over the past two years. “I have received many wonderful comments of congratulations from work colleagues past and present and I am honoured to be doing a job which I love.” Jillian Ireland, a professional midwifery advocate at the hospital, was shortlisted for the supervisor/ professional midwifery advocate award, which seeks to recognise those who demonstrate exceptional advocacy for midwives, promote a high standard of midwifery practice and are an inspiring and motivational role model. “I am thrilled that Gemma and Jillian have been recognised on a national scale,” said Sandra Chitty, head of midwifery.

“They both completely deserve the exposure as they’re two tremendous members of staff who exemplify the high quality of care that we give.”


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Learn to Paint with Seasons Art Classes

Born nearly 10 years ago in West Sussex, The Seasons Art Class has become an international sensation with over 100 classes in the British Isles and hundreds more classes in Europe, Canada, USA and Australia.

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9.30 with Coffee Hour from 10.00 – 11.00am Thursdays Parents & Toddlers Group in the Church from 10.00 – 11.30am Fridays Youth Club at the Hall for Years 6 – 9 at 7.30pm ‘Wind in the Willow’ at the Church Hall, Birchwood Road 6th and 7th April, Tickets £8 adult and £5 child Good Friday, 19th April, Children’s Service at 10.30am and Quiet Service at 2pm Easter Day, 21st April 9am. Holy Communion and 10.30am All Age Communion.

Church services and events, please visit: www.stlukesparkstone.org.uk and our facebook page Call Christine on 01202 717268

St Peter’s Church, Parkstone, BH14 0NN

Here are details of some of the main services during Holy Week and at Easter. See the website for full details www.stpetersparkstone.org.uk 14 April, Palm Sunday 10am A celebration of the Eucharist with a procession and palm crosses plus a dramatic reading of the story. 17 April, Wednesday 2.30pm A Holy week service especially for children, with story telling, scavenger hunts and lots more 18 April, Maundy Thursday 7.30pm we recall the Last supper with a celebration of the Eucharist and washing of feet 19 April, Good Friday 12noon to 1.30pm quiet meditations and readings, 1.00pm A Good Friday meditative service at St.Mary’s on Brownsea Island 1.45pm “The Liturgy of the Cross” at which we focus on the cross of Christ and hear the story read in full 21 April, EASTER DAY We begin at dawn just like in the Bible 5.30am The Great Easter Liturgy with fire and candles and water and readings and the first celebration of the Eucharist. 8am A quiet Easter Eucharist. 10am Easter Family Eucharist. On Easter day there will also be an Easter Eucharist at St.Mary’s on Brownsea sIsland at 3.00pm.

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On the first Sunday of every month we have a family service at 10:30 which is a child centred informal service around tables with colouring available throughout. The service is packed full of crafts, stories, songs and activities to keep the whole family gripped and entertained. Refreshments are served before and after the service.

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then we share a meal together to end our session. For this activity we ask for a suggested donation of £2 per family. Busy Bees at PURC is our church toddler group which runs every Thursday during Term time 1011:30. It is a free play group with a variety of toys and activities out each week to include tuff tray, sensory toys, puppet theatre, fancy dress, crafts and much more. We always end our sessions together with a story and songs. We ask for a suggested donation of £1.50 per family which includes a healthy snack for your little one and refreshments for

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A Passion for Plants Chestnut Nursery

After much hard work and patience, we are delighted to announce that we re-open on the 8th of April. The whole site here next to Poole Park has had a sprucing up, with new plant growing areas, a potting shed, water tank and the snazzy new shop. The re-development of the site is crucial in ensuring the charity is here for generations to come. We are still raising funds for the new poly tunnels so please bear with us as we pull everything together. With the worst of the windy storms hopefully out of the way, it’s now a great time to establish plants in your garden before the onset of dry weather. We have over wintered some great shrubs for you such as Hoheria sexstylosa (pictured). A beautiful small evergreen tree from New Zealand, it has a graceful weeping habit and masses of scented, white cherry-like flowers that appear from mid to late summer. Hardy to -10 it enjoys full sun in free draining soil and will grow to 5 meters if un-clipped but can be shaped and hedged to any size. Myrsine africana or African boxwood is a rugged evergreen that is great for hot, sunny locations. The new growth emerges tinged with red, then turns to a deep glossy green as it matures. Plants are male or female, with the female producing white flowers and purple berries and the male boasting red anthers. Resistant to blight this long-lived plant lends well to pruning and shaping making it a great alternative to the common box. We look forward to sharing with you, our continued passion for plants in our new shop.

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Chestnut Nursery is a registered charity providing meaningful work for adults with enduring mental illness through the therapy of horticulture. Visit our new garden centre at our nursery site next to Poole park; 75 Kingland Road, BH15 1TN.

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Race for Life 2019

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Parkstone Library Brittania Road, Ashley Cross, BH14 8AZ 01202 742218 Opening Hours: Mon to Weds: 10am-5pm Fri: 10am-6pm Sat: 10am-1pm 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

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Hopefully a lot of people from this area were able to enjoy Light Up Poole - the digital light art festival held on the Quay for three nights towards the end of February. Or if they didn’t, at least heard some of the positive feedback that the event received and will look out for it next year. This free to attend event saw thousands of people flocking to the quay and the old town to look at and experience a wide range of installations - from a silent disco to giant video shows and a wheeled robot writing poetry on the roads.

There is huge potential for the arts and culture in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole - which is why a Cultural enquiry has been launched to help realise this. Not only is there is widespread public appreciation of arts and culture here. The area is privileged to host top quality bluechip arts organisations and a vibrant network April 2019 of artists and performers and there is a Wednesday 3rd, 2.00-3.00pm strong shared commitment on the part of Seated Pilates with Lucy Purrier (booking essential). the key institutions that arts and culture can Saturday 6th, 11.00 - 12.30pm Childhood Diabetes Awareness Coffee Morning contribute so much more to our community and its future. Running from 1-12th April Happy Snappers Photography Display Friday April 26th, 11.00 – 12.00pm Coffee, Community and Chat with the PCSO Sheducation Saturday April 27th, 10.30 to 12.00pm Win on Waste

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Wednesday April 10th, 10.30 – 11.30am Pokémon Card Exchange Station Saturday April 13th, From 10.30am Crafts Easter Bunnies and Eggs Drop in Session Monday April 15th, 2.30 - 3.30pm Learn to programme and fun activities with Beebots. Suitable for under 8’s (booking essential). Tuesday April 16th, 11.00am Going on A Bear Hunt and Teddy Bears Picnic Storytime. Bring your bears with you. The library will be closed for Easter on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Monday 22nd April Poole Foodbank Collection Point here all year Books - DVD - Audiobooks - eBooks for all the family to hire Printing, Scanning & Photocopier Computers with free access to the internet Free Wifi, daily newspapers & magazines to read 36 THEASHLEYCROSSLINK

The purpose of the enquiry will be to engage with the widest range of stake-holders to develop the opportunity for arts and culture in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, building on the great assets that are already here, and to articulate the benefits arts and culture can bring - economic growth, health and well-being, educational attainment, community development etc. There are a number of events over the coming months where anyone can have their say - as well as hear from the leading partners working on the enquiry. Why not get involved and help shape the future of art and culture in the area as well as the celebration and promotion of Poole’s heritage and identity?

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LocalListings PEDAS SPRING EXHIBITION: EROSION Now - 15th April, 10am-5pm At the Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park, Poole, BH17 7BJ. An exhibition of paintings, collage and sculpture, with images both representative and abstract, so something for all. It shows erosion as inspiring ideas of shape, pattern, colour and texture. Free entry. Small parking charge. Full disabled access. www.pedas.org.uk SCALE MODEL EXHIBITION Saturday 13th April, 10am-4pm Parkstone Grammar School, Sopers Lane, Poole, BH17 7EP. One of the South’s biggest static scale model shows. Fascinating displays including aviation, military, transport, marine and sci-fi models. Over 100 tables showing the art and craft of scale model making. Trade stands, competition, refreshments, free parking. Presented by The Poole Vikings Model Club & IPMS / BMSS Dorset Branches, in association with other regional model clubs. Adults £3.50, Children £1. PLANTS, GARDENS & WILDLIFE TALK AND Q&A Saturday 27th April, 7.30pm Dorset Wildlife Trust welcomes Neil Lucas, owner of Knoll Gardens to the Allendale Centre, Wimborne. £8 adults, £5 U16s. 01202 887247 www.theallendale. org. 38 THEASHLEYCROSSLINK

VEN FEST Saturday 4th May, 10-4pm Lychett Minster, BH16 6AP Entertainment, Food, Drink, Chef Demos, Music, Crafts, Venison & Dorset produce. Entry over 12s £3.50 www.venfest.org CHARITY NEARLY NEW SALE Saturday 11th May, 2-3.30pm Broadstone Methodist

Church, Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone, BH18 8DP. Clothes (from maternity to 12 years), toys, books, linen, equipment, furniture, etc. Entrance £1 per adult. Free tea/coffee and homemade cake for sale too! ALL PROCEEDS are donated to the SPRING charity at Poole Hospital (supporting families through baby loss). Come and grab some bargains!

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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 Caledonian Society 80 Shelbourne Road, BH8 8QZ September to May. Dance Yourself Fit Night, 7pm on Mondays, Club Nights, 7.45pm on Thursdays. Scottish Functions throughout the year. Contact Joan Higgins on 01202 603577 higgins.joan@yahoo.co.uk www.bournemouthcaledonian.com Bournemouth Carnival Band 1st Thursday evening of each month. Call Alan 01202 594378 Carers in Mind Support Group Delivered by Dorset Mind charity once a month, this mental health peer-support group helps carers focus on their own self-care. Professionally facilitated. 12-2pm at Community Health Clinic, Shaftesbury Road, Poole, BH15 2NT. See website for timetable: www. dorsetmind.uk Community Choirs with Big Hearts Alderney Manor Social Club, Thursday’s. Please 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 Gabriel’s Church, Keysworth Road, Hamworthy, BH16 5BH. Contact 07968 039755 for details East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Salterns Road, Poole, BH14 8BL Tel: 01202 740219 www.edltcc.co.uk 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 Men and women working to help the community and enjoying each other’s company. 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month in Oakdale at 8pm. Call Robert on 40 THEASHLEYCROSSLINK

0845 833 4756 www.poolelionsclub.co.uk 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 Magna Sinfonia Run by musicians for musicians, able players are welcome to join our thriving orchestra. Call Chris on 07917 859339 or email info@magnasinfonia.org www.magnasinfonia.org NHS Retirement fellowship - Poole Monthly meetings at Poole Hospital. Any retired NHS staff welcome. Call Jan on 01202 659886 or email jan2gin@yahoo. co.uk 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 01202 946888 for more information Parkstone Camera Club Wednesday’s at 7.15pm www.parkstoneacameraclub. org.uk Parkstone Conservative Club 14 Parr Street, Ashley Cross Tel: 01202 722322 www.parkstoneconclub.co.uk Parkstone Evening Townswomen’s Guild meets 3rd Monday of the month. For information, contact marilynhallett775@gmail.com Parkstone Friday Club For senior citizens. 1st Friday of each month, 2.30 - 4.00pm. St Dxunstans/ ex St Osmunds Hall in Florence Rd. All are welcome. Followed by tea chat and a raffle. Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Small monthly charge for all members. For more information call or text 07811 490588. Parkstone Rotary Club Meet 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month, Royal Motor Yacht Club, Panorama Road Sandbanks. For

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LocalClubs&Groups Poole Writers Circle Alternate Wednesdays 7:30pm www.writerspoole.co.uk The Rotary Club of Poole Tuesdays 12.15 for 12.30 at The West Hants Club, Roslin Road South, Bournemouth BH3 7EF. Serving the community locally and internationally. Contact secretary@poole.rotary1110.org or go to www.poole.rotary1110.org Royal Air Forces Association Social meetings featuring guest speakers. Second Monday of every month. 66 North Road, Poole. 7pm for 7:30pm start. Call 01202 710998 for info Say So Create Person centered creative workshops for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities runs most Mondays on a weekly basis at Poole Cricket Pavillion, Poole Park. Contact details as below.

Say So Drama Engaging individuals through drama, increasing; confidence, self-esteem and motivation in a friendly and vibrant environment. Weekly in Winton, Wareham and Ferndown. W: www.saysodrama.co.uk E: enquiries@say-so.org.uk Facebook: Saysodramacreate Call Emma Greenslade on 07725 942609 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 AgePoole 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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Live Laugh Love Ladies Club

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Live Laugh Love Ladies Club is a social club for women at The Plantation in Canford Cliffs. Michelle, the founder says ‘We offer breakfasts, lunch and evening clubs for ladies to make friends, build knowledge and mix with likeminded women. If you are looking to meet others, make friends or just boost your knowledge whilst eating great food and listening to inspiring speakers this club could be for you". This summer they have several special events to include a boat trip, cream tea and even a holiday! This month, we had a group of 49 ladies fill the room to listen to our guest speaker, Sebastian Hall on CBD oil. What a fascinating talk on how this great healing plant can help our bodies through pain, depression, illness and more. Cannabidiol or CBD is gaining huge popularity, with good reason. Anxiety, pain, arthritis, and inflammation are among the most notable things CBD is said to help relieve. It's also being tested to treat chronic conditions, including epilepsy, PTSD, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, Parkinson’s, and M.S. Oil drops and capsules are two of the more popular ways to consume CBD but we also stock CBD-infused gummies which are particularly suited for anxiety disorders, CBD infused coffee which helps to minimise jitters associated with the caffeine, as well as increase focus. Lastly lotions and balms can soothe muscles and promote an anti-inflammatory response. For more information on CBD Oil and to receive 10% off the website prices visit www.cbdbarn. co.uk and quote lovecbd10. This is valid till the end of April, so be quick. Thanks for everyone who joined us for this sold out event!

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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 Police (non emergency)................................101 Poole Hospital.............................01202 665511 Post Office...................................01202 741261 Power Cut Helpline.......................................105 RSPCA (24-hour cruelty line)........0300 1234 999 Samaritans.............................................116123 44 THEASHLEYCROSSLINK

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What Your Symptoms Could Really Be Saying Tired of taking painkillers, feeling exhausted, overstressed, unresolved pain? Here’s why... Make no mistake, we are living in the middle of a Stress Epidemic. The World Health Organisation is calling stress the epidemic of the 21st century. Although not necessarily a ‘bad’ thing in short bursts, the challenge is when the body goes into a state of stress in inappropriate situations and the ‘fight and flight’ response stays stuck ‘on’ in sympathetic dominance. This month is stress awareness month. Everyday, I see patients who are stressing themselves to an early grave. Do you suffer from any of the following? Low libido, anxiety, poor memory, inability to concentrate, tight shoulders, neck & jaw, back pain, regular headaches, sensitivity to light or sound, feeling of cold, tired, digestive/hormonal problems- all seemingly unrelated but often have stress as a root cause. What is sympathetic dominance? You have the brain and spinal cord - nerve system which controls and coordinates every cell, tissue, organ, gland and muscle in the body. The autonomic nerve system has two divisions- sympathetic and parasympathetic. Sympathetic the ‘accelerator’ (fight or flight) keeps you safe and protected. Parasympathetic the ‘Brake’ controls the things like rest, digest, healing, reproduction, immune function and more.

Under a state of stress, fight and flight is turned ‘on’ and the Parasympathetic is turned ‘off’. Off for long periods is what is causing so many of these chronic health conditions. This can contribute to the development of obesity, insomnia, burn-out, type 2 diabetes, auto-immune disease, depression, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, strokes and even Alzheimer’s disease.

4. Design your morning routine effectively- it starts the night before. Practice gratitude to eliminate anxiety about the future and guilt/ resentment about the past.

Combatting stress can be easier than you think by implementing small changes to your self care and daily routine. Most solutions are simple and take less than 5 minutes a day and have changed the lives of thousands of my patients.

6. Go on a digital detox and have no screen time after 8pm. Your mind needs a rest as much as your body.

Self care solutions: 1. Practice meditation & deep breathing techniques. Quieting the mind is a powerful way to achieving this calm. Breathing deeply can rebalance the autonomic nerve system. 2. Make exercise work for you in less than 20 minutes a day. Exercise feeds and stimulates the brain and combats stress by balancing the nervous system. 3. Find a good Chiropractor. Decreased function from misalignment in the spine equals decreased life. Besides factoring in the road to chronic aches, pains, injuries and poor health, due to a loss of mobility, independence, and capacity for normal daily activity.

5. Keep a touch diary and nurture connection. We have lost the human touch. Find it with those around you.

7. Eat your way through the rainbow. Try to get at least three different colours per meal. Supplement magnesium to help you sleep better. 8. Prioritise sleep and rest - walk first thing to reset your circadian rhythms and wear bluelight blocking glasses to minimise the light emitted from screens that stops the brain producing melatonin, vital for restful sleep.

What to do next? This April we have 5 places at this special rate available for an initial consultation, examination, X-rays (if required) and report of findings. Book your consultation, today. Get fixed, feel better, increase calm and get your life back. Dr Joshua Smith DC Life Balance Chiropractic Centre 01202 684859 www.lifebalancechiropractic.co.uk

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8 Hampson Heating

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KDL Plumbing & Heating

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9 South Coast Plumbing & Heating 48

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Life Balance Chiropractic

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Crazy Golf Courses

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Seasons Art Class

23 Home Interiors

Dream Doors

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Ashley Blinds

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30 Paul Thomas

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