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NEWS in BRIEF WAR ZONE – New 87 bedroom hotel planned. Vandals and arsonists have wrecked the Former Dormy hotel in Ferndown which closed 6 years ago. A new hotel with two restaurants and a spa may be rebuilt with 18 family homes a 152 bed care complex and 6 affordable houses. The site is still owned by the De Vere group. LIBRARY SERVICES FACE CUTS - Dorset County Council seeks to save £40m from its spending within 3 years. Paul Leivers, Dorset County Council’s head of cultural services said every one of the county’s libraries could be affected by the proposals. Public consultation on options will take place. POLICE BRACED TO LOSE 1,400 jobs – in Hampshire. Dorset police deny any current plans for similar cuts but admits officer numbers are falling because of an ongoing recruitment freeze. FUTURE PLANS FOR EAST DORSET - This Autumn EDDC holds a 12 week consultation for the core strategy – the new local plan for East Dorset. They want as many local people as possible to get involved and have their say. Visit the Council’s website

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Christmas is coming even though many of us are probably not prepared!

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But Christmas should be a happy time – an occasion where families meet up and share experiences, an opportunity to put aside differences, take a break from everyday pressures and relax. “Thanks for life” is a project involving the clubs and members of Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland (RIBI), to highlight the humanitarian work of Rotarians with a number one aim of helping to eradicate polio throughout the world.

The first phase of the project, in the 12 months to April 2010 raised over £1 million, involved thousands of schools around the country and most of the 1,850 Rotary clubs across RIBI. An amazing start! The second phase of the project aims to build on that success - and will culminate in thousands of events on and around Rotary Day February 23rd 2011. Left: Crocus planting at Waitrose - see the story on page 36. We want to hear from you, so let us know about your anniversary your special event. What you are doing in the community! The VIP team – Town Crier, Chris Brown - Wimborne in Bloom, Anthony Oliver MBE – Scouts, Mike Downton – Rotary President Howard Smith – Mayor of Wimborne, Cllr Terry Wheeler – Event organiser, Rotarian Stephen Protheroe & Manager of Wimborne Waitrose, Ian Burdekin

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now available Professional Treatment for back pain, neck pain, The Wimborne Clinic is anand independent sportsmulti-practitioner injuries medical clinic. It offers a range of Physiotherapists Stuart Piddock, professional therapies, Doctor Richard Goddard and consultations, Health Screening andRose Diagnostic Services. Gina (Women’s Health)

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Urban otters join foxes and squirrels in Britain’s towns and cities They were driven to the edge of extinction by pollution, but now otters are staging a comeback that is seeing them even move into Britain’s towns and cities. A wildlife survey has found that otters are following species such as foxes and squirrels by adopting an urban lifestyle. They can be found in town gardens, parks and churchyards around the country, according to the findings of the sixth annual survey of mammals living in towns and cities, conducted by members of the People’s Trust for Endangered Species and Mammal Trust UK. An otter was filmed in the centre of Bristol earlier this year, while there have been reports of the creatures being seen feeding in major cities including Birmingham, Manchester and even in London in the Thames and River Lee. The Wildlife Trusts estimate that otters are now established in at least 13 towns and cities across the country, and say they have had reports of sightings in 100 other urban locations. Let us know if you have seen otters near you!

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Wimborne Wine Society at the Allendale Centre Wimborne at 7.30pm. New members interested in wine should contact Phil Harknett 691428 or 3,17 STRICTLY TEA DANCING - Live band playing ballroom, Latin, jive and sequence. 2.30pm - 4.30pm. The Allendale Centre, ÂŁ5 on the door (Michael Wolfe: 01258 840945) 3,17 ‘Dorset Speakers’ Club, 7.45 p.m. at Pelhams Community Centre, Kinson 4,11,18,25 Wimborne Folk Club every Thursday at the British Legion in Wimborne, at 8.30. Admission is free, collection for our hosts, Wimborne British Legion 5,12,26 Lecture Lunches, Booking essential, Kingston Lacy, Wimborne 01202 883402 8 AGM followed by ‘Winning the Presidents Award at Chelsea’, by Chris Evans, Wimborne Horticultural Society, Allendale Community Centre, 7.30pm 01202 887006 8 Wimborne Recorded Music Society - FROM CHORUS LINE TO ORCHESTRA PIT, Ann Cleveland & Ormington Recorded Music Society. Laurence Knight, 7.30pm, Quarterjack Suite, Allendale Community Centre. Visitors ÂŁ2.50. Details 882048 Bournemouth Electronic Organ SOCIETY - AGM, Allendale Centre, 7 for 7.30, 9 visitors ÂŁ4 at the door An evening with the inimitable raconteur Austin Vince during which he’ll talk about 9 his many global motorcycling journeys. Austin’s Mondo Enduro expedition could be considered the inspiration for Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor’s Long Way Round journey. Colehill Sports & Social Club, 7.30pm. Details 841075 Wimborne - Valognes Twinning Association Convivial Meal, Cygnet Suite 11 at Canford Magna Golf Club, 7.30 p.m. Secretary: Mrs Wendy Wadsworth 887669 &ORYOUR3PECIAL/CCASION 11-12 Christmas Tree Festival, St Mary’s Parish Church, Sturminster Marshall. Contact 01258 857606 for more details. 12 Horticultural Association Meeting, Ferndown Village Hall, Church Road, Ferndown 7.30 p.m. 12-14 Autumn Arts & Crafts Exhibition & Sale, Wimborne Art Club, Pamphill Parish Hall, 886686





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For all shows, dances and events at the Barrington Centre, Ferndown telephone 01202 894858 or click onto Wimborne in Bloom Grand Charities Fair

on Saturday 13th November, 10 am - 3 pm in the Allendale Centre, Wimborne Minster. Each Charity/Organisation has been allocated a table from which they can either publicise

themselves or raise money for their own group. Entrance charge 20p. Any further details required please contact Anthony Oliver MBE on 01202 888703 or Terry Wheeler on 01202 849838.

REPAY Renewable Energy Services Domestic Commercial and Public Properties can use Renewable Energy to generate a substantial income and reduce their Carbon Footprint. For free advice & information as to how you can benefit please contact Bob Pay on 01258 881236 or email

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Corkage ‘Wines for all tastes’ is the theme of the Ferndown

Rotary Winefest

being staged at the Barrington Centre at 7.30pm on Thursday 11 November, with proceeds going to charity. Tickets are available from Geoff Richardson (01202 871737) priced at £8 each, including buffet. All from the connoisseur to the social tippler have been catered for with a selection from near and far, including from the vineyards and wineries of Hampshire based Wickhams and from Pieroth in Germany. In addition, Waitrose joins the ranks of local suppliers and merchants for the first time, the line up also including Banks Wine (Bournemouth), Marks & Spencer and Tesco, with Ferndown’s own ‘Merchant of Venice’ on hand to tantalise the palette with sample delicacies.

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Wimborne in Bloom Charities Fair, around 40 charity stalls, The Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne 10am – 3pm 01202 888703 13 THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY DORSET BRANCH, SOVIET ‘IVAN FRANCO CLASS’ LINERS…David Trevor Jones, Broadstone Art and Community Centre 21Dunyeats Road, 2.15 pm for a 2.30 pm start. Enquiries to Hon. Secretary, Mrs. Marion Browning, 01202 694338 or browning@ 15,29 Spirit of New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band, fortnightly at The Bluebird Social Club, Ham Lane, Longham 8.30pm 01202 578582 16 Bournemouth Electronic Organ SOCIETY - Ian House, Allendale Centre, 7 for 7.30, visitors £4 at the door 17 Moonrakers Writers/workshop meeting 2 - 4 on third Wednesday of the month. Contact: Veronica 01202 696436 18 Friends of Colehill Library “Antique Ceramics - our second career” a coffee talk in the librarywith Val & Bill Seddon, 10.30 a.m.

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‘Discovering Dorset – Part 4’, talk by Rev. Stuart Timbrell, including AGM, Wimborne Historical Society, The Quarterjack Suite, Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne 7.30pm VERWOOD TRAD JAZZ CLUB, Dart Valley Stompers 8 -11 pm. Tickets on the door from 7.15pm. VENUE Club 31. Moorlands Road, BH31 7PD. Good meals, bar and dance floor. For more details ring Janet 01202 813955

Mature professional couple seek flat/house accommodation for 6/12 months initially Tel: 07967 043939 evenings


Putting the House to Bed Tour, booking essential, Kingston Lacy, Wimborne 11am & 2pm 01202 883402


Coffee Morning, bring & buy and raffle, Wimborne in Bloom, Wit’s End Corner, 34 Park Lane, Wimborne, 10am – noon 01202 888703


NEW2U Table Sale of Nearly New Children’s Clothes, Books, Toys & Baby Equipment in aid of S.P.R.I.N.G at Poole Maternity,10.00am - noon, Bearwood Community Centre, King John Avenue, BH11 9TF. If anyone has anything to donate, or to book a table, please contact Janet Sibley on 01202 699420


St. Cecilia Concert at 7.30 pm, at St.Michael’s, Church, Colehill, the Wessex Singers, accompanied by piano and organ, will be performing Rossini “Petite Messe Solennelle”. Tickets are available in advance from Square Records, Wimborne and from Furzehill P.O.


‘Sunday’s at 7.30’, Short recital by local performers, Wimborne Music Society, St. Michael’s Church, Colehill 7.30pm 01202 882083

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MUSIC BEYOND THE CLASSROOM Andrew Hill, B. Mus (Hons), FTCL. Wimborne Recorded Music Society - 7.30pm, Quarterjack Suite, Allendale Community Centre. Visitors £2.50. Details 882048 26,27 Church House, Wimborne, 9am-6pm Margaret Hasted and Joan Scott Art Exhibition raising funds for Lewis-Manning Hospice Poole 27 NEW2U Sale of Nearly New Children’s Clothes, Books, Toys & Baby Equipment in aid of S.P.R.I.N.G at Poole Maternity, 2.00pm - 3.30pm, Broadstone Methodist Church, The Broadway, BH18 8DH. If anyone has anything to donate, or to be a seller, please contact Janet Sibley on 01202 699420 27 Grand Lights Switch On, turning on of the Christmas tree lights and town lights by the Town Mayor & Chamber of Trade Chairman, The Square, Wimborne 3.30pm, switch on 4pm 01202 881655 27 Concert of Music by Rossini ‘Petite Messe Solennelle’, Wessex Singers, Piano & organ, St. Michael’s Church, Colehill 7.30pm 01202 882083

VISIT MIll lane SHOPS & CaFé Just off the Square, Wimborne

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Wimborne Town Football Club

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AGM and Talk by Kevin Hobbs,

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Wedding, Skittles, Funeral Wakes,


Committee meets.

‘Selecting New Plants’

Wimborne 01202 884821

Colehill Memorial Hall

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Contact Barbara Gooch 01202 882590

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Wimborne Monday, Tuesday, Thurs 10am – 3pm Wednesday 9.30am – 11.30am Friday 10am – 1pm By phone on 01202 884738 : Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am – 3.45pm, Weds 9.30am – 11.30pm Ferndown Monday, Tuesday, Thurs 10am – 3pm Friday 9am – 12pm By phone on 01202 893838 : Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10am – 3.45pm Friday 9am – noon.

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Wimborne Wine Society at the Allendale Centre Wimborne at 7.30pm. New members interested in wine should contact Phil Harknett 691428 or www. The Secret Garden at Serles House, Garden & House Open for National Garden Scheme, live piano music, 47 Victoria Road, Wimborne 6pm – 9pm 880430 Yuletide Festivities, Discover Christmas Past, The Priest’s House Museum & Garden, Wimborne 10am – 4pm 01202 882533 Choral Concert – Christmas Carols & Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast, S. Coleridge Taylor, Wimborne Choral Society with Wimborne Chamber Orchestra, Wimborne Minster 7.30pm 01202 603569 Children’s Crafts, Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Rae Cotton, Fundraiser of Friends 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm 01202 883402 of Victoria Hospital, Wimborne Branch Christmas Lunch 5 DEC 2010 Thistle Hotel, presents Tony Carpenter with Poole Quay 12.30pm, THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY a gallon of whiskey won at a DORSET BRANCH, Broadstone Art and Community Centre 21Dunyeats Road, 2.15 pm for a 2.30 pm start. recent fund raising event held at the Drusillas Inn, Horton. Also Enquiries to Hon. Secretary, Mrs. Marion Browning, 01202 694338 or present in photo is co licensee Gary Watling. Please mention The District – Reach 70,000 every month – when responding to advertisers

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Friends of Colehill Library “An Outstanding Secondhand Bookshop” a coffee talk in the library with Derek Henderson, 10.30 a.m.


Horticultural Association Meeting Ferndown Village Hall, Church Road, Ferndown 7.30 p.m.


Wimborne - Valognes Twinning Association Wine Tasting Evening Hosted by Peter Rock at Wimborne Town Hall 7.30 p.m., raffle. Secretary: Mrs Wendy Wadsworth 887 669


Save the Children Christmas Festival Wimborne 01202 883664


The Great Pudding Stir, The Priest’s House Museum & Garden, Wimborne 10.30am – 4pm 01202 882533


THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY DORSET BRANCH, SPAIN, PORTUGAL & ATLANTIC ISLES on Oriana 2004…DVD, Broadstone Art and Community Centre 21Dunyeats Road, 2.15 pm for a 2.30 pm start. Enquiries to Hon. Secretary, Mrs. Marion Browning, 01202 694338 or browning@


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01202 842808 Over 50 Caravans in Stock Prices from £1,500 to £15,000 Accessory Shop packed full with Accessories from Leisure Batteries to Caravan Covers and Spare Parts


‘A Calendar of British Wildlife’, by Dennis Bright, followed by a shared supper, Wimborne Horticultural Society, Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne 7.30pm 01202 887006


THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS - Dick Campain. Wimborne Recorded Music Society - 7.30pm, Quarterjack Suite, Allendale Community Centre. Visitors £2.50. Details 882048

13,20 Spirit of New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band, fortnightly at The Bluebird Social Club, Ham Lane, Longham 8.30pm 01202 578582 16

‘Palaces of the Roman World’, talk by Nick Griffiths, Wimborne Historical Society, The Quarterjack Suite, Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne 7.30pm


VERWOOD TRAD JAZZ CLUB John Shillito’s Select Six, 8 – 11 pm. Tickets on the door from 7.15 pm. Venue: Club 31. Moorlands Road, BH31 7PD. Good meals bar and dance floor. For more details ring Janet 01202 813955.


Carols in the Cornmarket, singing carols by candlelight accompanied by a band, The Cornmarket, Wimborne 6pm – 7pm 01202 888703


Christmas Carols in the Stables Courtyard, booking essential, Kingston Lacy, Wimborne 6.30pm 01202 883402


Bournemouth Electronic Organ SOCIETY - Nicholas Martin, Allendale Centre, 7 for 7.30, visitors £4 at the door

Wimborne Country Market every Friday morning at the Allendale Centre * Booking Essential (Some other events may also require booking) : Avon Heath Country Park 01425 478470, Kingston Lacy 01202 883402, Moors Valley 01425 470721

Please note some telephone numbers provided are for the organisers not necessarily the venue. With thanks to the Tourist Information Centre for compiling the dates The publishers cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the dates above - please check details with the venue

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LIVING CHURCHYARDS COMPETITION 2010 Success has once again been achieved in the Living Churchyards Competition by two local Churches, The Minster Church of St. Cuthburga, Wimborne Minster and St. Michael and All Angels Church, Colehill. The Prizegiving for the 2010 Competition was held on Saturday at the headquarters of the Dorset Wildlife Trust which organises the Competition and Certificates were presented by the Venerable Patrick Evans, former Archdeacon of Canterbury, who now lives in Dorset. Wimborne Minster entered the Competition with God’s Acre, an area of land to the east end of the Minster and gained the Runner Up Prize in the New Entry Category. The Judges comment was “A fine example of how a wild life area can provide a pleasant area to pause for a moment in the centre of town”. Christine Oliver, one of a small group of Parishioners at the Minster said “we have been working on God’s Acre for over two years to transform the piece of ground to a natural environment for wildlife and making it a peaceful and tranquil area for the public to enjoy. It is the second year that we have entered the Living Churchyards Competition. Last year we gained a Very Highly Commended so it is good to have improved on that result”. St. Michaels, which have been taking part in the competition for a number of years also improved on their last years result of a Highly Commended by gaining a Very Highly Commended Certificate in the Best Managed Category. The Judges comment recorded “that it was encouraging to see the return of St. Michael and All Angels and its community approach to managing this Churchyard for the benefit of wildlife”.


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Bathrooms Luxury For Less in Your Home


by Paul Webb There has never been a better time to renovate your bathroom. With a bit of planning and some good advice there are solutions for everybody. As a company we are increasingly being asked for easy access bathrooms but ones that still have style and we are pleased to announce that working in conjunction with our suppliers we have managed to achieve that. We combine low level showers, wall mounted sinks and toilets with beautiful tiles and even underfloor heating.No job is to small or big and because we only use qualified trademan you can rest assured that you have chosen the best people for the job. Key Facts Good Planning, Professional Advice, Local Suppliers, Professional Tradesman.

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We also supply and fit

Boilers, Hobs, Water Softeners

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Ace Property Restoration Ltd. Ace Property Restoration Ltd is a registered member of the Federation of Master Builders and has over 40 years experience in the Construction Industry. We are a family run business, working together to run this friendly and professional service. We have built a reputation for quality workmanship, tidiness and a job well done. You will not be surprised then that over 80% of our work comes from recommendation by satisfied customers. We have a highly skilled team of Bricklayers, Carpenters, Electricians and Plumbers. We offer a complete Building Service from alterations within the home to a loft conversion; from a uniquely designed conservatory to the construction of a completely new dwelling. We have the expertise on hand to get the job done! Our Electrician offers a complete service from design through installation, inspection and testing. Rest assured that we meet all the new legislations in place with the local Councils. In all Ace Property Restoration provides an extremely high standard of work and customer satisfaction at a realistic price to suit your budget.


Studio One is certainly Dorset’s Centre for Performing Arts!!! Providing daily classes in Classical Ballet, Tap, Modern/Jazz, Acrobatic Dance, Musical Theatre and Singing for Children & Adults. Children are accepted as soon as they can walk. and the ‘Tots & Tiddlers’ groups (Walking - 3 years), held at the Ferndown Royal British Legion and Holt Village Hall are extremely popular. Principal Denise Booth established the original school in Wimborne in 1981 – and in 1997 moved to their specially designed and fully equipped Dance Studios on Ferndown Industrial Estate. Miss Denise’s daughter Kate is now Senior Teacher & Choreographer at the School which sees more than 300 students through the door each week. Students regularly take Examinations through the Royal Academy of Dance & the British Theatre Dance Association – and results are consistently outstanding – see Studio One website



Unit 3, 28 Brook Road Industrial Estate, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 2BH To advertise ring Chris Slocock at The Advertising Hub on 01202 882277

Twelve year old student Susannah Hawker of Wimborne recently



MUSIC AND MOVEMENT CLASSES achieved three Platinum Awards for Intermediate Examinations in Ballet, Tap & Modern/Jazz – gaining over 90% each time. Examination work is balanced with the fun and excitement of Annual Shows which are produced each spring at The Lighthouse, Poole or The Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth. “We’ve got Style” will be their 30th Anniversary Production at The Lighthouse on February 23rd, 24th, 25th & 26th 2011 Tickets are £12 from the school. The future for local Dance Students is certainly in good hands………AND FEET!!!!



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Yayu Slocock is now running classes in Botanical Illustration and Painting from her studio in the middle of Wimborne. To enrol for the 2011 courses (there are limited places) please phone 01202 882277 and ask for Yayu or call in at The Minster Press shop, 14/15 Mill Lane, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1LN. The Courses run for 6 sessions from 10.00 am to 12.30pm and cost £85.

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You often hear in business that it’s ‘the early bird that catches the worm’. Well, if you’re someone that loves to crack on with your day and make new business deals before you’ve even had your second cup of coffee, then come along to the next BNI business breakfast at City Lodge Bridge House Hotel at Longham every Wednesday (at 6.30am) you’ll get to enjoy not only a delicious cooked breakfast, but an informal chat about how word-of-mouth marketing can do wonders for your business.

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Marine Litter Marine litter consists of man made objects found in the coastal and marine environment. These are items that have been discarded accidentally or carelessly, and their many sources include fishing and other commercial vessels, household and industrial waste and objects discarded by the public, beach goers and tourists. They are predominantly made of persistent, slowly degradable Rubbish collected at Worbarrow Bay materials such as glass, polystyrene, metal and plastic. The Photo: Bryan Whiting latter, according to the Marine Conservation Society’s Beachwatch campaign, forms about 50% of all litter and may remain indefinitely! Marine litter is not just unsightly, but a major ecological and economical problem. It is costly to clean up and extremely detrimental to wildlife. The biggest dangers are ingestion and entanglement, and it is estimated that 100,000 marine mammals and turtles and one million seabirds are killed every year by litter. Balloons are particularly fatal to turtles, which mistake them for jellyfish and eat them. Even tiny filter-feeding animals ingest small plastic particles and toxic chemicals which accumulate as they travel up the food chain. The rapidly increasing problem of marine litter is a global one. It has been reported by the Marine Conservation Society that even on Dorset beaches, marine litter is alarmingly on the increase, affecting our wildlife. It is important that everyone helps safeguard our coastal environment by taking simple measures: making sure that household waste and plastic are properly disposed of or recycled, never using the toilet as a bin and by purchasing fewer items with unnecessary packaging. Those seeking to ‘do their bit for marine life’ are welcome to volunteer on the bi-annual beach cleans we organise. For more information about marine volunteering, see www. or ring the Marine Officers on 01929 481044. Niina Silvennoinen

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WILLIAMS REMOVALS Celebrate their 5th Year Anniversary

THEY WOULD LIKE TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU BY OFFERING 10% OFF YOUR REMOVAL COSTS A1 Williams are a family run business who offer one of the best removal services at very competitive prices. They pride themselves on their attention to detail and customer satisfaction.


Based in Wimborne their vehicles are often seen in the local area, they will however travel nationwide. As well as domestic removals they carry out office removals, light haulage, house clearance and have contracts with small local businesses including deliveries and collections for Age UK Wimborne branch. A1 Williams Removals are members of the National Guild of Removers and Storers who are participants of the Ombudsman scheme. This is an independent body used to reassure customers, who deal with any complaints or if anything should go wrong during the removal process. A1 Williams Removals are members of where they are vetted and regularly monitored, they chose to join to give customers peace of mind that they will be receiving the services of a professional outfit. A1 Williams Removals offers its customers a full or part packing service and can arrange worldwide shipping and export packing service. They can also carry out a house clearance facility, from single items or white goods to a full house. A1 Williams Removals hold a valid waste carriers licence so all goods will be disposed of properly. When you call the office Michael’s wife Frances will endeavour to assist you with your enquiry.

Little Canford Garage Ltd. 98 Wimborne Road West Wimborne • Dorset • BH21 2DS AGE CONCERN WIMBORNE CHARITY SHOP & Advice & Information Centre 9 East Street Wimborne BH21 1DS Advice available on a wide range of services for the Elderly ---------Donations of Good Quality Clothing and Bric a Brac plus small household items and furniture always welcome

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We have containers starting from 10 x 8 ft upwards Prices on request

Key Points about A1 • Members of The National Guild of Removers & Storers • Members of Checkatrade • We can arrange storage facilities tailored to your individual needs • We can arrange export packing & shipping service • We hold a valid waste carriers licence. So if you have any goods that need disposing of, you can rest assured that this will be done so, legally, at a commercial recycling centre. • We use quality packaging materials made especially for the removal industry. • We have professional handling equipment to ensure your goods are moved correctly. • Pianos, Antiques & Fine arts needs extra care and we have the professional equipment needed to move them! • We are Fully insured and Offer FREE quotations and Advice. • Our specialist removal vehicles are regularly maintained and inspected. • We can provide genuine customer testimonials, our reputation speaks for itself! • There is always a friendly voice at the end of the phone, no answer phone messages! • And most importantly A1 Williams are a friendly family run business who will endeavour to help you as much as we can. We will always do our best to meet your requirements and if we can’t we always point you in the right direction of someone who can! Please mention The Canford Heath and Creekmoor Link when responding to adverts



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Welcome to COZY STOVES, a family run business offering a

friendly, reliable service & quality workmanship, with very competitive prices and 40 years building experience. They cover a 50 mile radius.

A fully trained HETAS registered installer - HETAS is the official body of solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services. Cozy Stoves are able to supply and install stoves, with styles to suit all tastes. You can see more of these stoves on their website, some wood burning, others multi fuel, or electric – stoves in many different designs, some very modern, others more traditional.

We are pleased to present for your approval this proof of your advertisement which will be appearing in the June issue. Contact their team today on 01202 573084 or 07860 734724 email, see or visit their shop at 179 New Road, West Parley, BH22 8ED

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The Pavilion, Badbury View Road The Recreation Ground, Corfe Mullen Proprietor: Helen Garrett 01202 691388 (answerphone)

Dulux, Crown, Berger, and own brand Paint at competitive prices

Large Wallpaper stock

Pattern Book loan service

Co-ordinating Fabrics and Curtain make-up service

Ceramic Tiles

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Ofsted Registered. Qualified caring staff A welcoming, safe and thriving environment for your child. Learning through play in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

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Unit 4, 13 Cobham Rd Ferndown Industrial Estate Wimborne Dorset BH21 7PE Tel: 01202 874207 Email: Plants for Shade Last month’s Hardy Plant Society’s talk was on Plants for Shade. I found it particularly interesting as I so often wander round the garden with a plant pot in my hand, looking for a spot that is sunny for most of the day. So many plants need these conditions (along with that miracle soil, moist but well-drained), but most of my garden is in shade some of the time. Trees and shrubs of course, and the house, fences, sheds, garage, all cast shade. The speaker listed dozens of plants that prefer shade and dozens that will tolerate it, whose flowers will last longer in shade than in sun. A really beautiful one is Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’. It has heart-shaped frosty silver leaves with green veins and edges and flowers like a large forget-me-not in spring. The foliage alone makes it well worth having and it looks wonderful planted right up to the trunks of trees or shrubs. Another one, if you like spiky plants, is Liriope muscari, one of those invaluable plants that flowers for weeks and looks good when not in flower, especially the variegated version. It thrives and spreads best in fertile acid soil under the dappled shade of deciduous trees. Barbara Gooch.

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UDANG BAKAR ala Yayu (marinated and grilled prawns) Ingredients: 500g fresh king prawns 1-2 cloves garlic 3-4 tbspn white wine or rice wine 1/2 tspn tamarind water / lime juice 1 tbspn sesame oil


1/2 tspn salt for seasoning Photograph by Ferry Zulfrizer Design Editor Heni Pridia 漏 Yayu Slocock


Crush the garlic and mix all the ingredients in a bowl (apart from the prawns). Wash and shell the prawns and marinade them in the mixture for at least 30 minutes. Then grill the prawns for 6-8 minutes. Brush them frequently with the marinade. Serve: Serve with sauce of your choice, chili or your preferred dip Recipe by Yayu Slocock 漏 All rights reserved

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Q I’m not getting a great response from my advertising - how can I improve it ? A There are three main areas to think about when producing an advert. Firstly, your target market - whom do you want to reach ? Secondly, your offer - what offer will you make to get your audience interested in your product or service ? And thirdly, the copy of the advert - the words you actually use in the advert itself. So let’s consider giving an importance score to each of these three areas, with ten as most important and one as least important. Many people think that copy will score 10, but let’s consider this example: you spend ages writing a fantastic advert for a pension scheme and then place it in a magazine for students - how many enquiries would you expect ? It’s an extreme example, I know, but in actual fact talking to the right people is the most important part of any F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F advertising - so target receives the 10 out of F F 10 score. F Scoring 5 out of 10 is the F F offer you make to your F F audience - many people F A local don’t include an offer in F F family run their adverts at all, but F what is it that makes you F business F respond to advertising ? F ‘Buy one,. get one free’, F F ‘Free 30 day trial’... • NEW INSTALLATIONS F F What are you offering to of windows and doors F persuade new customers F F to deal with you ? F • Drafts cured Lastly, the copy - scoring F F 1 out of 10 ! Which is • Velux windows repaired F completely the opposite F FENSA F of how many would F • Patio door repairs Registered Company F score it, the point being F that if you’re not making • Misted or cracked windows replaced F F the right offer to the right F people, it doesn’t really F • Sealed units, hinges, locks replaced F matter what words you F • Cat flaps fitted use in your advert. F F So next time you F F create an advert, first • EMERGENCY SERVICE AVAILABLE F ask yourself who your F • FREE SURVEYS / QUOTATIONS F audience are, and what F is the most effective way F F of reaching them; then F decide what irresistible F Ring Paul Wales NOW on: F offer you can make to F F them. That is the first F key to making your F F advertising work. I’ll F F talk about how to create F the most effective copy F F Window & Door Repairs Co. Ltd. F next time...







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Madtiger Tattoo Studio We have thousands of designs for you to choose from if that’s not enough for you then feel free to bring in your own. Should you require something a little different or unique then bring your ideas down and let one of our artists bring it to life for you.


Gift vouchers available Enhance semi-permanent make-up Our semi-permanent make up technician has over 12 years experience working as a professional makeup artist in London (with celebrity clients). Treatments include smudge and waterproof eye liner, eyebrow and lip definition that lasts for years. We are registered and regulated by East Dorset District Council

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In our community 5000 purple crocus bulbs...


On 2nd Oct over 50 people took part in planting 5000 purple crocus bulbs to raise awareness of Rotary’s “Thanks for Life” campaign to help eradicate POLIO in the world. With the kind cooperation of Mr Ian Burdekin - Manager of Wimborne Waitrose, the Rotary Club of Wimborne organised the planting of the bulbs in the parkland setting surrounding the store. Howard Smith - President of Wimborne Rotary said, “I am immensely proud that children of the Waitrose staff, scouts, supporters of Wimborne in Bloom, general public and even two Community Police Officers helped us with this task.” For those wishing to make a donation to the Polio Eradication Campaign, cheques should be made payable to “Wimborne Rotary - Polio” and sent to Allendale Community Centre, for the attention of President Howard Smith or handed in to Brian Dryden Electrical shop in Wimborne Square.

Jurassic Jaunts – Swanage East Route 1 A 2½ mile walk with 2 short strenuous sections but this walk is well worth the effort with great views of Swanage and Poole Harbour How to get there: - Grid Ref 022809; On approaching Corfe Castle from Wareham, turn left for Studland just after the National Trust car park. After 3½ miles, just before Purbeck Golf Club, take the right turn, signposted Swanage 2½ miles. At the next junction, turn right for Swanage and park in the lay-bye with the large stone plinth saying ‘Welcome to Swanage’. Walk details:- On the left, near the start of the lay-bye, take the small swing gate. Fork right here and take the steep 100m ascent to the level path. Turn right and continue along the path for 400 metres. Cross the stile taking you into the National Trust Ballard Down area and continue ahead, giving you excellent views across Swanage to your right. Avoid any forks to your left and after another 400m, ensure you drop down through a small tree arch to meet another path (here you will have a gate to your right to Swanage). Turn left here and ascend towards the Ridgeway of Ballard Down (250m). Take in the views across Swanage and the bay. As the path levels off at the top, turn sharp left and walk up to the top of the Ridgeway. At the Ridgeway you will get a panoramic view of Poole Harbour as well as Swanage. You now need to turn left and head along the Ridgeway towards the masts in the distance. Follow the path through the gate and drop down, past the Obelisk and follow the path down to the road. Cross the road carefully and turn left, walking down the grass verge for about 300m. For the following 300m, you will need to walk on the right-hand side of the road until you meet the road junction on your right. Cross the road into the small open area (signpost here for the Coast path 1¾ miles), go over the stile, and after about 20 metres, follow the footpath sign to your right. Continue along the path for 400m, through the gate, and about 30m after the gate, fork right and follow the path down to the lay-by. Jurassic Jaunts 07790 474 478 © Jurassic Jaunts AP 2010


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Photographing Autumn and Nature

Autumn is a great time to get out and enjoy our wonderful Dorset scenery. Always travel with a camera. Here I shall give ideas for colour and fungi. Colour After rain, dew or early mist, vegetation is damp and colours are saturated, particularly when the sun comes out. These are ideal conditions for photographing the glorious autumn colours. Backlighting (when the light is behind the subject) is again, as in many situations I have covered in previous articles, very effective as the thinning leaves of trees can let some light through enhancing the colour. There is a great variety with green and red dominating the palette. If both these colours dominate the scene, try to have them in equal balance as this is more appealing to the eye. Leaves on trees or on the ground can be effectively photographed from a distance or close up. Even part of a single backlit leaf can be very photogenic. Compact cameras are ideal tools for close-up photography as they can focus very close to the subject showing small details and have good depth of field (what is in focus from front to back of a subject). This brings me to the second idea this month – photographing fungi. Fungi There are over 400 different types of large fungus growing in this country and as a natural history subject are ideal for the beginner as they do not run or fly away when approached and most don’t flap about in the breeze. There are two approaches. One is to photograph a single fruiting body or a small group or cluster as a portrait, the other is to use a wide-angle zoom setting on the camera and include the environment as well as the subject. Don’t forget composition. A single round subject is often best in the centre of the frame but when including the surroundings, place the subject to the side of the frame either low or high in the photo. Try different compositions with the same subject to decide which you prefer. Viewpoint is also important. Instead of looking down at the subject, photograph it from ground level to give it status. This will probably mean getting down yourself, so mucky clothes can result. What price a good photo? A support such as a small bag of polystyrene chips can make an ideal support for the camera and keep it off the ground. The other essential is a small piece of white card, propped in front and below the lens, pointing towards the underside of the fungus. This will reflect light into the shadowed underside. The scenes were shot on Cranborne Chase and the fungi in the New Forest. Roger Allen


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The Bank Manager, Jane Hurrell, together with the staff and customers of LloydsTSB Ferndown, are proud to support Woofability

Hart Maintenance • Loft & Garage Conversions • Extensions • Conservatories • Windows and Doors • Patios

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Woofability is a local charity which trains assistance dogs for disabled people in Dorset, Hampshire and south Wiltshire. Their dogs help with many household tasks including emptying the washing machine, taking off socks and shoes, fetching the post and switching lights on and off, but most of all, they provide companionship and independence. Jenny Clarke, a long term wheelchair user and founder of Woofability says “when you go out on your own in a wheelchair, nobody talks to you, it is a very isolating experience, but when I go out with my assistance dog everybody wants to say hello, it’s wonderful and I now have so many friends that it takes hours to do my shopping! I want to give other disabled people the benefits I have had through an assistance dog, so we started Woofability last year and we plan to train 20 dogs a year. This month, our 20th trainee will arrive, they are all Golden Retrievers and each one has a lovely personality, it is a privilege to work with such intelligent animals. As a new charity, we are working hard to ensure that we can train a further 20 dogs next year and so we have lots of fundraising events; the organisation is run entirely by volunteers which means that our costs are kept to a minimum and all funds are directed towards training and upkeep of our dogs.

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DOUBLE GLAZING REPAIRS A local family run Cllr Pauline Reynolds with business Jenny and Furzil (at 4 months old !)

Socialising is an important part of any dog’s • NEW INSTALLATIONS training and our are no exception, we have of windows and doors over fifty host families who take our trainees • Drafts cured out and about with them shopping, eating, to the beach and on trains and buses, the dogs • Velux windows repaired love the variety and quickly FENSA learn to adapt to any what Registered Company they will • Patiosituation door repairs which is exactly have to do when they have a disabled partner • Misted or cracked replaced Retriever with a so watch out windows for a Golden bright red coat on in your area and please • Sealed units, hinges, locks replaced do say hello.”

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For a free friendly consultation please call Zoë on 01202 691621 or mobile 07921 458749 Email: TRAINING SERVICES NOW IN DORSET, DEVON, CORNWALL, HAMPSHIRE AND WEST SUSSEX To advertise ring Chris Slocock at The Advertising Hub on 01202 882277

Curves Challenges you to Look Fabulous in your Party Dress It is Time for CHANGE… Change your mind... Curves is different - a cardio vascular and strength training total body workout that is efficient, fun, fast and safe. Change your day… Curves is open from 8.15am. You can fit in a 30 minute workout session after the school run, before lunch or even while everyone else is having their supper! Change your Body… and your Metabolism Inside and out. The hydraulic resistance equipment increases muscle mass and the cardio vascular workout decreases body fat, it is a very effective 30 minutes to spend! Change your Future… by making improvements to your body composition you can protect your future health. Change your Life... 30 minutes at a time. Curves ladies who put themselves FIRST for 30 minutes, 3 times a week see dramatic results. YOU are invited to call in to take a look at our Curves, every day is open day. The Members of Curves in Wimborne are taking part in a ‘30 day Party Dress Challenge’ to lose inches and tone up for the Party Season. You will be given the opportunity to have a Free Fitness Assessment and to try out the equipment. Come and meet the Curves Trainers who will help you to set and achieve your NEW Goals!! Please ring Curves on 884353 or contact us by email at

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For your free no obligation quotation, or daywork labour charge only, please contact Keith:


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Phone: 01202 881632 Mobile: 07712 319954

31 Marshfield, Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 7AS

Family Builders since 1916


Just under the Arch 14/15 Mill Lane, Wimborne Tel.: (01202) 882277 Fax: (01202) 888500

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51 Churchill Road · Wimborne Minster · Dorset BH21 2AT

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Caravans & Accessories on Wimborne Bypass

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Caravan Services

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