March 2011 ISSUE 12
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17 Coffee Break 18 Hypnotherapy 20 Brogan’s Teen Column 21
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Editor’s Letter By Cheryl Dennett
elcome to the March edition of Christchurch Eye. As I write, it’s still a little gloomy outside although I can see the occasional crocus popping up in the garden with the beginnings of Springtime teasing us. It can’t come soon enough in my opinion! Inside this issue, we’ve lots of competition prizes with a bit of something for everyone including a Bouquet of Flowers for the winner of our Mother’s Day Poem Competition; A £10 Toyshop Voucher Prize Draw; a Pair of Tickets to see Barron Knights & also a Pair of Tickets to see Neil Morrissey Live at the Regent too, so get those entries in! Are there any keen amateur or professional photographers out there that would like to see one of their masterpieces on our front cover? If so, do please email us your best shots and you could see one of them on our next front cover! This month’s image was taken by Tony Mathews and can also be seen at www.wordsandpictures.me.uk Our Community Diary within our back pages is starting to become more popular; If you know of a local event, do please let us know so that we can can include it. We want Christchurch Eye to be a great resource for our readers therefore adding
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great value to our content. Pancake Day is on Tuesday 8th March this year; turn to page 8 to try out our fab Pancake recipe and get tossing! This issue sees the second instalment of The Convent Walk written by Phil Tate; Julie Ratcliffe asks us whether a large supermarket will benefit us as a town or not and Brogan Mooney, our Teen columnist writes to us about the consequences of bullying and what devasting effects it has. I’d like to wish Brogan, our teen columnist a very Happy Birthday for the 24th March, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROGAN! Finally, please don’t forget to mention Christchurch Eye when responding to adverts as without our advertisers there wouldn’t be a magazine! And remember to keep supporting our local traders - use them or lose them! Happy reading!
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This is a huge question and I don’t profess to have the answer in my column, however it’s a topic very close to the thoughts of the Chamber of Trade at the moment. This is because a planning application has been submitted to Christchurch Council to redevelop the Meteor Park site, Somerford including a new 5110m² food store. This is larger than Waitrose, slightly smaller than Sainsbury’s and will be a major retailer. This is not to be confused with the Lidl store application. Who’d be a councillor in this situation? On the one hand the site is tired looking and redevelopment would smarten up the area, plus - and this is a huge benefit - create around 230 new jobs. However, what impact would the opening of such a large store, which will no doubt sell a whole range of goods, have on the town centre? It was said that when Sainsbury’s pulled out of the store at Saxon Square the life was sucked out of the town centre. Since then Waitrose and M&S have arrived to bolster the attraction of shopping in Christchurch. But the economic climate is already making things really tough for everyone, not in the least our small, independent traders who lose out the most from outof-town competition. The applicants appear to hold the view that the proposal will bring vitality to shopping in Christchurch, but have they visited the town and seen the location in respect to the town centre? It’s going to be a tough decision for the Council. But few people appear to be aware of the plans and I’m sure the Council would be interested to hear your views, either for or against this development.
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TWYNHAM SCHOOL PRESENT THE CLASSIC MUSICAL WEST SIDE STORY 1950s, West Side Story explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks from Puerto Rico are taunted by the Jets, a white working-class group. Danger is in the air when romance develops between Tony, a member of the Jets, and Maria, the sister of the leader of the Sharks. LEADING ROLES - (left to right) Hattie de Laine (Anita) / Alex Tompkins (Bernardo) / Bethany Barrie (Maria) Scott Couldridge (Tony) / Ben Mundy (Riff) / Amanda Valentine (Velma)
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Fundraising for Druitt Community Centre put on hold Christchurch Community Partnership has temporarily put fundraising for a new Druitt Community Centre on hold due to the difficult economic climate. Members of the Community Centre Steering Group decided on this action following abortive attempts to secure the significant amounts of money needed for the project to progress. Chairman of the Steering Group, Sandra Prudom, said: “We couldn’t have chosen a worse time to launch our fundraising campaign. Just as preparations had been made and blueprints drawn up, the country entered one of the worse recessions we have known “Although we have received generous donations from local people and some local Trusts, our attempts to find organisations that could come up with larger amounts
of money have been fruitless. To be honest, when so many are losing their jobs and suffering financial hardship we could hardly justify spending £1million on a building – however necessary it is to the town. “However, we are optimistic that, once the economic situation recovers, we will be able to take our plans forward and build a new town-centre community facility which Christchurch deserves. “We are immensely grateful to everyone who has donated money and time for the project so far and we would assure them that their donations will not go to waste. We have received a grant from the government’s Community Builders fund which will enable us to carry out a feasibility study to help us update our business plan and look into future funding opportunities.” The initial planning consent for the building runs out in August 2011, but this will be renewed for a further three years and members of the Steering Group have committed to reviewing the situation with regard to funding on an annual basis until the economy recovers.
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Local History By Phil Tate
The Convent Walk Centenary Christchurch Sailing Club - June 2011 sees the centenary of Convent Walk, one of Christchurch’s most interesting and beautiful features. To commemorate this anniversary, throughout the year these Christchurch Eye Local History articles are featuring a few of the historic landmarks that can be seen on a stroll along Convent Walk. Directly across the millstream from Place Mill is the old clubhouse of the Christchurch Sailing Club. It is considered that the Club was founded in 1874 by Benjamin J Tucker, a saddler with premises in the High Street. The early Club had about twenty members, most of them prominent local businessmen and ‘gentlemen’. Although it leased land on Convent Meadows it had no clubhouse and meetings were held at members’ houses, the Royalty Fishery offices or local hostelries - a favourite venue was apparently Newlyn’s Hotel in Castle Street, now The Kings Hotel. Ladies were first allowed to join - at half fee – in 1896. With the membership growing it was decided that a dedicated meeting place was needed, so members advanced a loan of £150 and a clubhouse was promptly constructed on Convent Meadows by local builder George Pope at a final cost of £155-7s-7d. The opening of this clubhouse was celebrated with a regatta held at the Quay on 19th August 1896. However, it was not until 1909 that the Town Regatta was established as a regular annual event. In coronation year 1911, a single-storey wooden
boatshed called the Long Boatshed was built next to the clubhouse at a cost of £198. However, Christchurch Council initially objected to the proposed shed on the grounds that the ‘elevation would be an eyesore’. Ironically, the Long Boatshed is now over-shadowed by the new clubhouse and by the Priory Quay housing estate which, despite winning two architecture awards, inspired a similar public controversy before (and after) being built on the site of a former boatyard in 1987. For many years the floor of the Long Boatshed was comprised of clay obtained from nearby Steep Banks. This was to ensure that the wooden boats would not dry out too much when stored over winter. The floor is now concrete, but the Long Boatshed remains in use and the Club’s wooden-hulled sailboat Ianthe is still seasonally bedded down much as she would have been a century ago. A new clubhouse was erected in 1925 to accommodate the growing membership. For many years the upper floor of the old clubhouse was used as a sail loft for drying out the cotton sails, but with the introduction of modern materials after the Second World War this became increasingly unnecessary and in 1965 the sail loft was converted into a steward’s flat. Ianthe, the Club’s gaff rigged 24ft sailboat, is herself a historic feature. Named after a Greek sea-nymph, it is believed that she was built in Lymington in 1888 and custom designed to be a ‘gentleman’s fast sailing sloop for racing and pleasure sailing in Christchurch bay and the harbour’. Christchurch Sailing Club now has about a thousand members and welcomes applications from anyone with an active interest in sailing. Application forms are available from the office or online: www. christchurchsailingclub.co.uk With acknowledgement to ‘History Sails On’ by Stan Evans.
The Christchurch Local History Society produces a quarterly journal for its members (also available to purchase at Christchurch Information Centre) and organises a series of talks from September to May. These take place at Christchurch Junior School in Clarendon Rd, on the first Tuesday of the month. Local History Room, Christchurch Library, 29 High Street, Christchurch, BH23 1AW. Tel: 485938 This room is open weekdays from 10am to 12.30pm (except Weds). It is staffed by volunteers drawn from the membership of the society. More information on the society can be found at www.historychristchurch.org ChristchurchEYE
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