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Welcome to a new community magazine for residents with a BH12 postcode, giving you the latest information on what’s happening on Bourne and in the local area. With activities for everyone, there is plenty to do here, whatever your age. If you’re looking for local advice and support Your BH12 will help you find it.



The latest news from Bourne

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£1 MILLION lottery funding

MEET JOHN your local artist


Your Neighbourhood Manager Hello and welcome to the first BH12 community magazine. I hope you find it useful. Please contact me if you want further information on anything mentioned.

Sylvia Webster Neighbourhood Manager


Sylvia has been Neighbourhood Manager on the area known as Bourne estate for 3 years. She works with local residents, community organisations and agencies to improve the area. She has supported Bourne Valley Action Group in their ambition to build a new play area on the common, set up the Bourne Jobs Hub and helped run the fun event on Aspen Green in August. She is currently working with health professionals and others to ensure the services and help people need on Bourne are accessible to everyone. You can contact Sylvia direct on: 07818 016333. Email: ___________________________________________________________________________________

Your local Action Group

Bourne Valley Action Group was set up by local people in July 2010. They wanted a cleaner neighbourhood and more activities for children & young people.

They’ve improved the planters on Arne Ave, created a new play area on the common and organised great community events. Check out Facebook and the Noticeboards for the latest information about the Group. They would welcome more help. Even if you can only spare an hour! Contact: Bob on 07719 942128 or email


£1 Million! Bourne, it’s yours!

Hello, I’m Sophie Cowdell, your Big Local Rep. In December 2012, the Bourne estate area was awarded £1m of Lottery funding through Big Local. I will be working with you for the next few months, to help get as many people as possible involved, and to develop projects that will help make the neighbourhood an even better place to live. The important thing is that the community gets to choose everything ! For more info please look at the notice boards around the area or get in touch


Make sure you have your say! BIG LOCAL INFORMATION DAY Monday 28th October 2013 at Bourne Valley Youth Centre, Northmere Rd 10am – 11.30am 2pm – 3.30pm 7.30pm – 9pm

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These are just some of the weekly activities available on Bourne. There wasn’t room to list them all! f


Young Parents session includes light snack 1pm-2.30pm Ante Natal Classes 7pm-9pm Rossmore Children’s Centre (0-5yrs)

Open Youth Club for school years 10,11 &12 7pm-9.30pm Bourne Valley Youth Centre

1-1 Music Tuition with Lloyd Bartlett St Aldhelm’s Academy

Every Day from 5pm

TUESDAYS Computer Buddy -help to use a computer 10am-12pm Rhyme Time & Stories for under 5s 10.30am-11am Rossmore Library

Bosom Buddies Breast Feeding Support Group Ups & Downs Support Group for Downs Syndrome Rossmore Children’s Centre

10.30am-12pm (2nd Tues of month)

Street Dance with Levi Tuck 6pm-7.30pm St Aldhem’s Academy

Power Play Project for budding DJs, singers and young bands 7pm-9.30pm Bourne Valley Youth Centre

WEDNESDAYS Let’s Play Together - includes CAB Drop-In 10am-11.30am Story Time with.... 11.30-12pm Knit & Natter - for the young at heart Rossmore Library


Kickboxing with Andras Schliz (£5 per session) 4.30-5.30pm Yoga with Melsia 6pm-7.30pm St Aldhem’s Academy

Up 4 It! Youth Club - for school years 7 & 8 Bourne Valley Youth Centre


THURSDAYS Natter Chatter - read short stories, drink coffee & chat Rossmore Library


ART with Poole & East Dorset Arts Society Zumba with Wendy Bradley Taekwondo with Wessex Taekwondo

7pm-9pm 7pm-8pm

KIDZ Club! for children aged 9-12yrs


St Aldhem’s Academy

Bourne Valley Youth Centre


Twins Group Ante Natal Clinic Rossmore Children’s Centre

Under 12s Football Skills Fun on Fridays - for school years 8 & 9. Food & activities Bourne Valley Youth Centre

9.30-11.30am (1st Fri of month) 1pm-5pm 4.30-5.30pm 6pm-9pm

EVENTS Fri 19th Oct

Trip to drama production Poole Museum

Wed 30th Oct

FREE Community Fireworks


run by Bourne Valley Youth Centre

5.30pm-7pm St Aldehlm’s Academy Playing Field

run by Bourne Valley Action Group for the whole community

Fri 26th-Sat 27th Oct Residential at ‘Butchers Coppice’ for school years 7&8. Limited places run by Bourne Valley Youth Centre

Sun 8th Dec Pine Pull ! 10am-1pm Young people -conserve the heath and get your own Xmas Tree!

run by Bourne Valley Youth Centre

Bourne People JOHN NATION GRAINGER has been living in

Bourne for over 30 years. He’s been drawing ever since he was 9 years old. Now 73yrs old, John still paints every day. His subjects include the Queen, sports stars, famous singers and actors and wildlife. He has painted over 500 shirts which he either gives away to people or donates to raise money for local charities. John also likes to paint on wooden boxes, and pebbles. He has recently had an exhibition of his painted shirts at Upton House.


are local people who got together 3 years ago. They like living on Bourne and wanted to make it an even better place to live. This year the Group put Bourne on the national map when they were nominated for a BIG SOCIETY Award presented to them at 10 Downing Street by the Prime Minister.

“Bourne Valley Action Group are an inspirational group of people...I’m delighted to be recognising their achievements...they are creating a community that everyone can be proud of...their commitment and dedication is already delivering real results”

DAVID CAMERON, Prime Minister

Bourne: In Shape!

“Many of the most serious diseases can be prevented by a healthy

lifestyle and managed without the need of drugs...exercise prevents heart disease” Herbert Avenue Surgery Whatever your age there’s something to do on Bourne to help you STAY HEALTHY!

WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT? Slimming World Slimming World

MONDAY 7pm-8.30pm Bourne Valley Community Centre TUESDAY 9.30-11.30am Bourne Valley Community Centre Contact: Joy Dalton 07990 681095

Weight Management Heatherview Surgery 01202 743678 Diet Advice Herbert Avenue Surgery 01202 743333 Your own GP or Practice Nurse will help if you ask them

GET IN SHAPE? There are exercise and dance classes available for all ages at Rossmore Leisure Centre and St Aldhelm’s Academy. Check out their website or pick up some leaflets

STOP SMOKING? Tel: 0300 3038 038 to book an appointment at a local community surgery. You’ll save £££s and breathe easier.


There are a lot of activities for older people too. Here are just a few of them: FREE Over 60s Swim Senior Exercise Class Keep Fit (Over 60s) Short Mat Bowls Sequence Dancing

MONDAY 10am / FRIDAY 9am Rossmore Leisure Centre MON 11.30am/WED 10am/ FRI 10am Rossmore Leisure Centre WEDNESDAY 10.30-11.30am Bourne Valley Community Centre WEDNESDAY 7.30-10pm Bourne Valley Community Centre THURSDAY 6.45pm & 8pm Bourne Valley Community Centre

Coffee & Bingo Cash Bingo Cash Bingo

THURSDAY 10am-12pm Bourne Valley Community Centre FRIDAY 8pm Bourne Valley Community Centre SATURDAY 7.30pm Bourne Valley Community Centre Get your FREE Flu Jab at the local surgery

ies? Worr ey Mon Free Local Help & Advice Available

Having problems with your money or being in debt can be one of the most stressful times in anyone’s life.


Poole Housing Partnership Your Money Team You don’t have to be a tenant of PHP to access this service. It is for anyone living on Bourne who needs advice on benefits, reducing spending and managing a budget. Tel: Cath or Mark on 01202 264400 Email: For PHP Tenants only You can get an appointment with the Citizen’s Advice Bureau for debt advice on a Monday or Tuesday morning in PHP, Beech House, Wimborne Road. Tel: PHP Help desk on 01202 264444 for more information and to book an appointment.

Sovereign Housing Housing & Benefits advice for all Jobs Hub visitors on the 1st Wednesday of every month In the Jobs Hub on 1st floor Rossmore Library.

For Sovereign Tenants only Tenancy Support Service. Offering advice about benefits, the bedroom tax, debt, downsizing etc. Tel: Alison or Sam on 01202 460354

A loan shark is someo n e w h o lends money without the appropriate licence. Coastal Credit Union is a safer choice.

Jobs Hub

Local help for local people Since opening in April 2013, Bourne Jobs Hub has had 151 visits from local people. It is the best place to go if you are struggling with finding a job or just need help with writing a CV, interview skills or filling out an application form. The Jobs Board is updated weekly with all the new jobs, so don’t forget to keep an eye out. Here are some of the things people who have used the Hub have said: “I’ve started volunteering to get up to date references”

rs b helpe u H e h t “All ice and n y ll a e are r ” friendly

. job now a t o g “I’ve r help” u o y r o f Thanks

“I’ve got a job now. Thanks for your help”

“Very useful and would recommend to others”

puters is m o c o t “Access ing extra time av good -h er libraries” over oth

There are free refreshments available in the Hub , or you can go the cafe on the ground floor and buy a bacon roll, sandwich or piece of homemade cake.

There’s no need to book an appointment, just turn up! Upstairs in Rossmore Library on

Wednesdays 11-2pm & 4-6pm and Thursdays 10-12pm.

Local Contacts T

Bourne Jobs Hub Bourne Valley Action Group


07542 178929


07719 942128

Bourne Valley Community Centre


01202 732010

Bourne Valley Youth Centre


01202 740113

Citizens Advice Bureau Coastal Credit Union (PHP) Mark

01202 264400

Poole Housing Partnership


01202 264444

Rossmore Children’s Centre


01202 261962

Rossmore Leisure Centre


01202 738787

0844 245 1291

Rossmore Library Reception 01202 262469 Sovereign Housing Alison 01202 460354 St Aldhelm’s Academy


01202 732500

A Safe Community The Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) are now based in Rossmore Leisure Centre. To contact them ring 101. Police (non emergency)

Tel: 101

Sgt Perry of Rossmore SNT would like feedback from anyone using this number to ensure it is working effectively

Safer Neighbourhood Team Public Meeting Tuesday 26th November 2pm Meet with police and environmental services to St Aldhelms’ Academy Meeting Room agree community safety priorities for Bourne

Dorset Fire & Rescue Service FREE Home Safety Checks . FREE smoke alarms. Local fire officers have asked more residents on Bourne to take up this offer. “An hour of your time could save your life”. Tel: 01305 252600 TODAY! Stay Safe.

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