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Wimborne & District

COMMUNITY Iss. 53 April 2011 Allendale Centre under threat

Your FREE Business & Community A-Z Monthly Magazine

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3 Red Squirrels on Brownsea

7 Photography - Subject Placement

26 Give a Dog a Home!


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Por tique, the local Independent Family Jewellers and Silversmiths of Wimborne, are proud to be members of the National Association of Goldsmiths, ensuring high standards of customer service and professionalism. Portique has an exciting selection of fine diamond jewellery, each jewel has been individually selected for its style and beauty. Our workshops can repair customers’ broken jewellery and alter rings to fit again, and repair silver items too.

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Portique buys platinum, gold and silver items that are no longer needed. This is an effective way of raising funds in these difficult times. Portique also offers Valuations for Insurance, Probate and Family Division by our Registered Valuer.

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Allendale Community Centre Under Threat?

Concerned residents and users of the Allendale centre met recently to hear of proposed changes to the lease arrangements on the building being proposed by East Dorset, which owns the building. Committee members say the centre has been run successfully for over 33 years providing a valuable facility for a wide range of activities, with 100,000 users annually, including Wimborne Rotary Club. But EDDC want to introduce a new agreement and have threatened to withdraw funding support for this important community centre if it is not implemented. Committee members believe the proposed changes threaten the future of the community centre and are related to the recent Core Strategy review that has proposed the possibility of the removal of town centre car parking adjacent to the centre and the demolition of the Allendale building with the market coming into the town centre. Further meetings and discussions are planned to try and resolve the conflict. Do you want to see a community centre retained in Wimborne? Email

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Cover - royal photo: Mario Testino, whose previous subjects have included Diana, Princess of Wales

Dear Readers Time for a hard look at the future of our Forests!

Health & Beauty Red Squirrels

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See page 22 for the latest news.

The Budget has come and gone, what did you think, let us know?

According to George Osborne his 2011 Budget was designed to not only revitalise the economy but also revitalise a society feeling the effects of rising inflation, fuel rises, pay freezes and public spending cuts. But will it work? Personal allowances have been increased by £1,000 to £7,475; the normal inflation-based increase would have been £310 (to £6,785). This is part of a strategy to raise the threshold for income tax to £10,000 and so remove low earners from the tax system altogether.

Out & About 8 Home Improvements 14 Your Garden 21 Royal Wedding 24



Pets Corner Win £50 Food & Drink

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Some specific changes have also been introduced to help small businesses employing less than 10 employees, from the burden of new red tape and corporation Tax is down by 2% to try and boost businesses and pull us out of the recession. The small business rate relief holiday was due to end later this year but it has been extended by a further year from 1 October 2011 - that has to be welcome news. But we are also hearing of a lot of criticism of the banks – not supporting small businesses and enterprise, the Government seem powerless to influence and did not appear to address this in the budget, please write and let us know your views of the banks. From our experience many businesses have not found the banks supportive in lending and that lack of support is having a real affect on investment and business development! Thank you, Chris Slocock Visit us on the world wide web

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Health & Beauty

Chiropody & Podiatry Chiropody & A Complete Footcare Service Podiatry

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now available Treatments include Callous, Corns,

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Clinical Hypnotherapy Chiropody & Podiatry by Andy Cox D.Hyp, C.Hyp, C.NLP

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There are at present approximately 200-250 red squirrels on Brownsea Island, in Poole Harbour, but numbers fluctuate from year to year.

The squirrels are most active in spring and autumn around sunrise and sunset. They can be found in all the wooded areas of the island. However, they are very shy and can be difficult to spot, especially in the hot summer months. Partly-eaten cones may be the only clues; they feed on seeds in the cones all year round. Brownsea, feautured on BBC’s Autumn watch, is described by Bill Oddie ‘as the best place for seeing wildlife in Dorset.’ Visit: Please mention The District – Reach 70,000 every month – when responding to advertisers

Photo - Brownsea Island: Neil Bichard

Almost extinct in Southern England, the red squirrel is the most important pine feeding creature on Brownsea, where there are no competing grey squirrels.

Out & About

Out and About is sponsored by

Wimborne Minster Tourist Information Centre

National Express Coach tickets Enjoy & Entertain Ticket Booking for local theatres, Explore with

local & national events

29 High Street, Wimborne Minster, BH21 1HR tel: 01202 886116 April to September, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm October to March, Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm

Letting you know “What’s On� around the District, we are very grateful for the support of the Tourist Information Centre. If you or your organisation would like an event included please let us know. We also look forward to receiving your photos about events and activities as possible entries in our community features.

April Till 8 May Exhibition – ‘Lost for Words’ Artist’s books using a variety of different mediums, Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne, 10-5 Monday to Saturday, 11-4 Sundays, 01202 841400 Till 30 Jun The Three Faces of Time Exhibition of clocks & clock making Priest’s House Museum & Garden, Wimborne 10am-4.30pm 01202 882533 (Closed Sundays) Till 31 Oct Hats Off - Hats for All Occasions Exhibition - details as ‘Three Faces of Time’ above

Concert of songs and music of the British Isles, Hot Supper and Barn



Dance, The New Scorpion Band, Cranborne Village Hall, Cranborne, 7.30pm 01725 517883

Wimborne Horticultural Society’s Spring Show, Allendale Community Centre,


Wimborne, 12noon-4pm, 01202 887006 Sinking of the HMS Hood - Mick Lindsay. The World Ship Society Dorset Branch, Broadstone Art and Community Centre 21 Dunyeats Road, 2.15 for a 2.30 pm start. Enquiries to Hon. Secretary, Mrs. Marion Browning, 01202 694338 or


Dorset Hardy Plant Society – Paul Picton

‘Autumn-flowering Asters’ Colehill


Memorial Hall, nr Wimborne, 2.30pm, 01202 882590 ‘Ga-Ga’ – Queen Tribute, Barrington Theatre, Ferndown, 7.30pm 01202 894858


Easter Egg Springtime Trail,


all children should bring an adult, Avon Heath Country Park, Ashley Heath, anytime between 11am-3pm 01425 478082 ‘Something Fishy’ fun puzzle to solve with a small prize, The Model Town & Gardens, Wimborne 01202 881924

Every third Wednesday of the month: New Forest Storytellers’ club night at the Elm Tree, Ringwood. Eat and drink and listen to some professional storytellers or perhaps have a go yourself. &ORYOUR3PECIAL/CCASION For more information visit the New Forest Storytellers Every Thursday: Wimborne Folk Club at the British Legion in Wimborne, at 8.30. Admission is free; collection for our hosts, Wimborne British Legion. Every Sunday: Dorset Cyclists’ Network 2 to 3 hours at a gentle pace with lunch stop 01202 880966





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Sewing machine repairs

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A Curious Partnership – The Story Of Gilbert & Sullivan, Gavin Lee.


Deans Court, Wimborne, Courses with lunches: ‘Hen Keeping’ 10-4pm, 880515

Wimborne Recorded Music Society, 7.30, Quarterjack Suite, Allendale Community Centre. Visitors £2.50. Details 882048


Propagation Workshop With Jane - part

‘House Plants & Flowering Exotics’

14,22 Pond Dip, all children should bring an adult, Avon Heath Country Park, Ashley Heath 11.30am-12.30pm booking essential 01425 478082

by Ben Turner, plants for sale, Wimborne Horticultural Society, Allendale Comm’y Centre, Wimborne 7.30pm 01202 887006

11,19 Prints & Plastercasts, all children should bring an adult, Avon Heath Country Park, Ashley Heath 11.30am-12.30pm booking essential 01425 478082 (collect plastercasts later) 12



15,21 Den Build, children 6+ with an adult, Avon Heath Country Park, Ashley Heath 11.30am-12.30pm booking as above 15

Looking to the future, Learning from the Past David Owen, Dorset Homeopathic Group, Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne 7.30pm 01258 454925


‘Cards and Cakes’ Bridge Competition


35th Annual Stamp & Postcard Fair, 26

Meet the House Steward, learn about caring for the house, Kingston Lacy, Wimborne 12-1 & 2-3, 01202 883402

A Walk to Explore the Archaeology of Badbury Rings, join the National Trust’s

Regional Archaeologist, Badbury Rings, nr Wimborne 11am-1pm booking essential 01202 883402 (line 8)

Planting for Wildlife & Catching Sun

all children should bring an adult, Avon Heath Country Park, Ashley Heath anytime between 11am-3pm booking essential 01425 478082

discussion, part demonstration, handson practice. 1.30-4.30, £12. 873176


includes a cream tea, Allendale Centre, Wimborne, 2pm, 849073 or 848897

dealers in attendance and an auction of stamps & postcards, Barrington Centre, Ferndown, 9.30am-4pm, 01202 894858 Poole Vikings Model Show, Parkstone Grammar School, see ad on page 10

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Out & About


16&17 WIMRAIL Dorset’s premier model railway exhibition, free vintage bus service from Wimborne town to QE School, Saturday 10.30-5 & Sun 10.30-4.30, 01258 459943 The Glade garden open for the National 17 Gardens Scheme, The Glade, Woodland Walk, Ferndown 2pm-5.30pm 872789 Friends of Colehill Library: Verwood – 18 Rural Crafts with Pam Reeks, a coffee talk in the library, 10.30 am Connoisseur Art Tour an exclusive 18 afternoon in the company of Alastair Laing, Kingston Lacy, 11am-2.30pm booking essential 01202 883402 (line 8) Ladybird Boxes, all children should bring 18 an adult, Avon Heath Country Park, 11-3, booking advisable 01425 478082 ‘Faberge: A Royal Passion’ lecture by Mr 18 Kieran McCarthy, Wimborne & Blandford Decorative & Fine Arts Society, Allendale Community Centre, 2.15, 01725 552225 Beginners Guide to Bird Watching, 20 children 8+ and be with an adult, Avon Heath Country Park, Ashley Heath 9am12noon booking essential 01425 478082 20

Moonrakers Writers/workshop meeting 2 - 4. Contact: Veronica 01202 696436

apt DECORATING Interior, Exterior, Sheds, Fencing. Trade & Private work undertaken. Small amounts of plastering too. A change is as good as a break Call Andy on Broadstone 01202 603970 and leave a message and I will call back, or 07941 468096 anytime.


Friday 15th April 8.00pm COUNT ARTHUR STRONG Tickets £16.00 ~~~ Saturday 16th April 7.30pm DR FEELGOOD Tickets £14.00 ~~~ 22nd April BOOT- LED- ZEPPELIN ~~~ Thursday 28th April 7.30pm VIENNA FESTIVAL BALLET present


Tickets £16.00 & £18.00 (£12.50 child U 16) ~~~ Saturday 30th April 2.30 pm LITTLE HOWARD & The Magic Pencil of Life & Death Following their massively popular CBBC show Tickets £10 adults / £8 child under 16

Programme subject to change

Box Office 01202 885566

Poole Vikings Model Show 2011 Parkstone Grammar School, Sopers Lane, Poole Saturday April 16th from 10 a.m. onwards Adults £3, OAPs and children £1.50.

Many of the south of England’s most talented model makers will gather for the Poole Vikings Model Club annual show. Exhibits will include everything from aeroplanes to ships and dioramas. A major model competition is also a part of the event, while sellers of model kits, books and accessories will also be present. The Poole Vikings themselves will put on a large display, illustrating their status as one of the country’s premier modelling associations. Amongst the traders in attendance will be local publisher The Minster Press from Wimborne, whose series of aircraft books under the ‘Plane Essentials’ label has been a great success. At this year’s Poole show the Wimborne-based technical artist John Batchelor, and Poolebased aviation writer and historian Malcolm Lowe, both from ‘Plane Essentials’, will be present and available for book signings.

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Photos: Malcolm V. Lowe

All your painting needs


Citizens Advice Bureau

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 – 11.30am Ferndown Monday, Tuesday, Thurs 10am – 3pm By phone on 01202 893838 : Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10am – 3.45pm


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Six week Courses (10.00-12.30 Tuesdays or Wednesdays) Starts 8th February, FULL 10th May, 20th Sept Develop your skills in Botanical Illustration and Painting with Yayu Slocock in her studio in 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.

servants in the house & Laundry Yard, Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm 01202 88340

Pelhams Community Centre, Kinson ‘The Trumpets shall Sound’ – Lt. Col. Torrant, Wimborne Historical Society, Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne, tea & coffee from 7pm, meeting 7.30pm Verwood Trad Jazz Club Steve Graham’s 21 New Orleans Jazz Band, 8-11pm, tickets on the door from 7.15 pm. Club 31, Moorlands Road BH31 7PD. Good meals, bar and dance floor. For more details ring Janet 01202 813955 23 Apr - 25 Sept Dreamboats open weekends and school holidays, Riverside, nr Wimborne Market, 01202 883442 24&25 Family Easter Trails, explore the gardens & find the Golden Eggs, Kingston Lacy, Wimborne 11am-3pm 01202 883402 “Kingsway” – A Hall of Fame 26 Gordon Drury. Wimborne Recorded Music Society - 7.30pm, Quarterjack Suite, Allendale Community Centre. Visitors £2.50. Details 01202 882048 20

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Out & About



Meet the House Conservation Team,

Kingston Lacy, 11.30-1 01202 883402 “Splendours of the City Churches” talk by Tony Tucker, Wimborne NADFAS, Community Learning Centre, Wimborne 7.45pm 01258 840840 29 - 1 May Residential Weekend Retreat at Gaunts House with Amoda Maa Jeevan includes Silent Meditation, Self Inquiry Process. 30 - 1 May Model Tram Show superb working model tram layouts, The Model Town & Gardens, Wimborne, 01202 881924 28


Mill Lane Farmers Market

is held on the 2nd SATURDAY of every month

Qualified “Live In Carer”

requires position in this area Please contact Stella on 07957786416 30 Apr, 1&2 May Friends

of Victoria Hospital – Cream Tea Weekend, The Old School,


Sturminster Marshall (opp church) 2..30 - 5.30 each day. Farmers’ Market, open air market in Laundry Courtyard, Kingston Lacy, Wimborne 10.30-1.30 01202 883402


Deans Court Garden open for the National


Gardens Scheme, Wimborne 11am-6pm 1,15,29 NGS - The Glade Woodland Walk, Ferndown. 2-5.30pm, 872789. Teas served in aid of Friends of East Dorset CAB Ring of Eight, dancing in the gardens 1 – weather permitting, Kingston Lacy, Wimborne 2pm 01202 883402 1 Annual Town Council Civic Service, all welcome, Wimborne Minster 3pm-4pm May Day Den Build, children 6+ with an 2 adult, Avon Heath Country Park, 11.30am12.30pm booking essential 01425 478082

Wimborne Town Football Club



‘Autumn-flowering Asters’

Are you holding a party or function this year?

~~~ Wednesday, 13th April, 1.30-4.30 p.m.

Book with us for FREE Room Hire* Just use our excellent bar facilities 18 & 21 Parties, Engagement, Birthdays, th


Wedding, Skittles, Funeral Wakes, Committee meets.

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Saturday, 9th April Colehill Memorial Hall at 2.30 p.m. Paul Picton, National Collection Holder

Propagation Workshop with Jane part discussion, part demonstration, part hands-on practice. £12.

Ring Jane 01202 873176 ~~~

Spring Plant Fayre Saturday 14th May, 2.30 p.m. Colehill Memorial Hall Interesting plants at bargain prices

Contact Barbara Gooch 01202 882590

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Wimborne Chiropody

Southern England Town Criers Competition

Gift Put your feet in the hands Nail Nail cutting Home Vouchers cutting Visits of the professionals! at only £15 Available now at only £15 Available

The competition was first held in Wimborne in 2009. This year we have 22 entrants and we guarantee a fine spectacle of dandy costumes, beautiful frocks, healthy lungs and a true display of British eccentricity. 1045 – 1100 Town Criers and Marching Bands Parade to Waitrose Riverside Green 1100 Wimborne Militia to fire a salute to mark the opening of this auspicious occasion 1100 First Round Of Cries “Home Town Cry”. Each Crier will extol the virtues of his/her town. 1410 Town Criers and Marching Bands Parade 11:41:20 to Minster Green for Round 2 1430 Second Round Cries with the theme “A cry of the Criers choice” which has resulted in some very amusing entries in the past. 1600 Announcement of Results on Minster Green. Further information from the TIC – 886116.

Minster Green of Wimborne on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May

34-36 High Street, Wimborne BH21 1HT

01202 841751

Late night and Saturday appointments available. 2

Highwood Garden open for the Lifeboats & Lifeguards, Charborough Park, near Wimborne 2.30pm-6pm

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Deans Court, Wimborne, Courses with lunches: ‘Willow Planters/Wigwams ’ Nail 10-4pm 01202 880515

Gift cutting Vouchers 4 Meet the Collections Manager, learn at only £15 Available now more about the house & collection,

01202 841751

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne 12 noon-1pm & 2pm-3pm 01202 883402


4 trictly Tea Dancing - Live band playing

Latin, jive and sequence. Late ballroom, night and Saturday appointments available.

2.30pm - 4.30pm. The Allendale Centre, Wimborne. £5 on the door (Michael Wolfe: 01258 840945)


Wimborne Wine Society at the Allendale


suitable for adults & children of 12+, Avon Heath Country Park, Ashley Heath 11.30-12.30 bkg essential 01425 478082


Centre 0582_WCC-WD 0110.indd 1 Wimborne at 7.30pm. New16/12/09 11:41:20 members interested in wine should 9 contact Phil Harknett 691428 or www. 7 Orchids & Other Secrets of South Park, 9



Caring for Kingston Lacy’s Books, see

book conservation in action, Kingston Lacy, Wimborne 11.30am-1pm & 1.30pm2.30pm 01202 883402


night at the Movies’, Concert by Verwood Concert Brass,,Allendale Centre, Wimborne, 7.30pm, 01202 813723


Spring Festival, a weekend of work-

shops, concerts, therapies & children’s activities, Gaunts House, 841522 Dorset Bike Ride – British Heart Foundation, Starts at Queen Elizabeth School, Wimborne 0800 169 3672 Vintage at the Village Hall, Vintage Fair at Pamphill, 10am-4pm 07754 946169 ‘Choosing your Vegetable Variety’ by Mr or Mrs Michaud, Wimborne Horticultural Society, Allendale Centre, 7.30, 887006


body, mind and spirit using complementary health & nutritional therapy - speaker

Claire Whiles, Nutritional Therapist, Dorset Homeopathic Group, Allendale Community Centre, 7.30, 01258 454925 Deans Court, Wimborne, Courses with lunches: ‘Flower Arranging’ 10-4pm 01202 880515

Mill Lane Farmers Market is held on the 2nd SATURDAY of every month

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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The Royal Wedding


Everybody knows that Prince William and Catherine Middleton will marry at Westminster Abbey on Friday, 29 April. It will be Britain’s biggest wedding since Charles and Diana’s 30 years ago and an estimated two million well wishers are expected to turn out to cheer the couple. And the big day will be a perfect birthday gift for the Queen, who turns 85, and Prince Philip, who reaches 90 next year. A national Bank holiday has been declared. THE VENUE The choice is Westminster Abbey, even though it was the scene of Diana’s funeral, as well as the Queen Mother’s. The Abbey, where the Queen married in 1947, holds around 2,000 guests. GUESTS Royalty including ancient European dynasties such as Sweden, Spain, Norway, Holland and Denmark will attend. Heads of State will be there although not some wives and first ladies. One exception may be US President Barack Obama who is likely to bring wife Michelle. Celebrities could include singers who have performed for the Prince’s Trust, such as Phil Collins, Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and Bryan Adams. Radio host Fearne Cotton may get an invite after interviewing the Prince. Kate’s family will sit at the front and other guests will include friends and armed forces colleagues. THE RING William will give his bride a wedding ring made from rare Welsh gold - just like his father and grandfather. All recent royal wedding rings have been made from the same nugget of Clogau gold given to the

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Royal Family in 1923. The gold was extracted at the St David’s mine in Bontddu, Snowdonia. BEST MAN Prince William has chosen his brother Harry to be his best man, while Kate Middleton’s sister Philippa will be her maid of honour.Among their four bridesmaids and two page boys will be two of Prince William’s godchildren. MARITAL HOME William and Kate will continue to live at their cottage near the prince’s RAF base in North Wales. When they stay in London they will use his apartment in St James’s Palace. In the longer term, it is believed a house will be built for the couple at Harewood Park, a Duchy of Cornwall estate in Herefordshire. HONEYMOON The royal couple are expected to spend part of their honeymoon in New Zealand with a visit to Australia. THE DRESS Issa, the fashion line of Brazilian designer Danielle Helayel, has become Kate’s favourite choice. She wore one of her dresses for the announcement of the wedding and seems likely to commission a wedding dress, which could cost as much as £10,000. However, there may be pressure on her to opt for a British designer as she is expected to fly the flag on her special day.

WELL HEELED OF WIMBORNE GLAMOROUS SHOES AND HANDBAGS FOR ALL OCCASIONS Well Heeled are specialists in glamorous shoes and handbags for all occasions. They also stock a stunning choice of jewellery to add the finishing touches. Jean and Nicky are always ready to assist you and very much enjoy helping you to choose the perfect shoes and accessories for any outfit. Well Heeled is a haven for all things beautiful - Featuring Fiorelli, Esino, Good Lookers, Fitflop, Lisa Kay, Azurée and many more. You can find us in an exclusive cul-de-sac behind The Rising Sun in Wimborne.

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Bouquets of f l o w e r s h av e been carried by brides the world over for centuries and it’s a tradition that holds firm to the present day. Whilst many modern brides may opt for a more simple composition of beautiful roses, 25 there have been many other styles that were in vogue over the years from a lavish shower style bouquet as favoured by Diana, Princess of Wales in 1981 to large cascades of carnations and asparagus fern in the 1920s and 30s. Whatever the period, and whatever the style, bridal flowers will always form a major part of the big day and it can be assured that Kate Middleton’s choice of bridal flower and style of bouquet will be in vogue for many years to come! David Ragg Flowers,The Square,Wimborne 884354

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Subject Placement

The layout of a picture’s content, design or composition, can make or break the viewers’ response. Some pictures work and others are disappointing. Knowing a few basics builds confidence and control at the taking stage. This month I shall introduce the ideas of thirds, diagonals, circle and groups.


Usually placing the subject in the centre of the frame is less effective than when offset. This is often referred to as the ‘rule of thirds’ which is more a guide than a rule and best illustrated with a diagram. Placing the subject at one of the four intersections gives a good balance to the image. The example picture of the horses at Christchurch illustrates this point. Splitting foreground, middle and sky into thirds sometimes works but doing this with every image is monotonous and deliberately breaking the rule can often result in a more dynamic image. I find that many of my photos don’t fit this idea! Looking at diagonals can often be more effective as a guide to effective composition. If there is a diagonal in the image, imagine the opposite, corner to corner, diagonal and place the subject at the intersection of the lines. The French greengrocer shop shows how this works. The eye moves around the scene but the focal point is the box of melons at the crossing of the diagonals. A circular subject is usually best placed in the centre of the image as with the photo of the garden spider. Effective g rouping of subjects partly depends on the number of objects in the image. We are subconsciously influenced by the natural number sequence identified by the mathematician Fibonacci. This concept also relates to other activities such as flower arranging. The next number in the sequence is the total of the two previous numbers – 1;2;3;5;8 etc. any of these combinations is ideal in an image (5 in the moon eclipse image). Arranging and placing the subject with be discussed next month. Happy shooting.

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The Minster Pancake Champion 2011 was Scott Taylor who also won in 2009. He received the Old Bakehouse Perpetual Challengs Cup from Martyn and Kathy Curtler and an engraved Frying Pan from Marilyn Barber on behalf of the Stour and Avon Magazine.Wimborne First School won the School Relay Prize of £25 from Martyn and Kathy Curtler and the individual prize

Wedding News in Brief A BIRMINGHAM badge and medal maker has crafted bronze-copper medals to commemorate the Royal Wedding Reliable Stamping Ltd is manufacturing the items for sale commemorating the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Each medal is about 45mm in diameter and 2.5mm thick with a portrait of the couple on one side along with a wreath and date of the wedding. The other side is left blank to allow customers to have them specially engraved. The company also made medals for the Royal Wedding in 1981 when Prince Charles married Lady Diana. To advertise ring Mark or CJ at The Advertising Hub on 01202 882277

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FATHER AND SON COOK STEAK – The girls were out for the evening on Saturday and Dean and I hatched a plan – after all it had been his birthday. After a chat with Ian at Oakley Butchers and some advice, our meat was ordered and due for delivery on Friday. Our Plan was Rib Eye Steak with Blue Cheese Sauce.


INGREDIENTS • 2-4 tablespoons butter or amount to suit personal taste • salt to taste • pepper to taste • 1 large Onion • 3/4 to 1 cup double cream • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese - we chose Gorgonzola • 2 – 8-10 oz Rib Eye Steaks (ours were on the large side) We first marinated the steaks in garlic, sea salt and red wine and allowed them to settle to room temperature. We heated a heavy metal skillet and cooked the steaks in butter for about 3 minutes (or as preferred) each

side and then stood in a warm oven for a few minutes, again timings to as to personal taste. Blue Cheese Sauce Sauté onions in 2-4 tablespoons butter over high heat. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, or until dark and caramelized. • Reduce heat to simmer and pour in cream. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until reduced by half. • Stir in blue cheese until melted. (consistency to suit personal taste) • Serve steaks with a generous portion of sauce Served with Vegetables of your choice – We chose Broccoli tips with spiced potato wedges cooked in the oven and sliced chestnut mushrooms.

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The tender stem Broccoli tips were stir fried in butter – we added sliced chestnut mushrooms and cooked until tender. Absolutely delicious!!! Chris Slocock

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Good leaders, some experts say, are creative rather than reactive. In other words, they anticipate future demands & trends and make new products or tailor the ones they already have to suit that future. Test Yourself: Are You a Creative or a Reactive Leader? In an article in Fast Company magazine (“The Secret Life of the CEO”), Jim Collins (author of “Good to Great”) wrote that the best leaders don’t focus as much on beating the competition as they do on making their own products and services better than they were before.


Creative business leaders are always asking themselves the following questions: • What do potential customers really need, now? •  What worries them? •  What causes them pain? •  What would they be eager to buy?” •  How can I make our current customers happier? •  How can we make the products we sell better? ALL ANGLES PLUMBING •  More useful? •  More valuable? FOR A SUPERIOR SERVICE Do you ask yourself these questions?  Regularly?  PAUL GOODRIDGE And if you do, do you come up with not just good, All plumbing work undertaken from a dripping tap rather great answers, answers that can advance to a complete bathroom your business?  Test your creative skills against the Leadwork, guttering work and following checklist: tiling also undertaken Ask yourself…are you: Highly competitive pr ices •  internally driven Senior citizen discounts •  focused on the work, not politics •  goal-oriented, rather than crisis-centered 01202 604932 •  a good relationship builder Ask yourself…do you: •  make full use of your strongest talents •  set aggressive long-term goals The above are all characteristics of creative leaders.  Here are the traits of “reactive” leaders.  They generally: •  are motivated by external factors like money and power •  are focused on corporate politics, not the work •  allow their time to be dictated by what’s in their inbox •  sometimes ignore their strongest talents in favor of “good management” •  plan in one- to five-year increments •  believe nothing is sacred and relationships are expendable How many of those reactive characteristics apply to you? How would you grade yourself? The best leaders are indeed long-term oriented, people-friendly, loyal, eager to provide better products & services, and unconcerned about where they stand in just about any pecking order…either in their industry or within their business. And that’s something to think about… Charlie Haddon ActionCOACH Business Coach

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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Spring Forward By way of introduction, my name is Simon Grimston; I am a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Living and working in Wimborne. Grimston Accounting Practice is a new business offering accounting services to clients in the surrounding area. The nature of the business is to provide individuals, sole traders and businesses with support and advice for all their accounting matters. Now spring is officially here, what better time to launch a business. Longer, brighter days and warmer weather are both welcome and provide a much needed uplift, however, nature is one thing and cold economic reality, is another. Home and world markets have been in turmoil. There is the effect of the disaster in Japan, an unsettled Middle East, fluctuations in commodity prices, particularly oil, together with the UK government’s ongoing efforts to bail us out of billions of pounds worth of debt. There is a direct and very profound personal and business impact being felt. The UK economy has taken a major knock and is now officially in recession, the first time for 16 years. Interest rates remain flat at 0.5%, not good news for savers and pensioners or anybody on fixed income. Compounded by increased inflation, retail price inflation (RPI) is at 5.7%, adding the effect of tax rises will push it higher still. The barometer of UK economic health, the stock market FTSE 100, has fallen 8% to below 5600 from its year high of almost 6100. Enough gloom. Markets will improve over time as they follow their own natural cycle, markets go up and markets go down. Right now, it is important to position oneself or business to weather the storms ahead. That is where sensible budgeting and planning can help. To some this may be simple arithmetic, to others an impenetrable fog, where they are unable to see the way forward and unsure of the steps to take. Being over budget may be problematic but being under budget is always a pleasant surprise. This is where a review with a qualified accounting professional may help, offering tailored help and relevant advice. Grimston Accounting Practice provides for all your accounting matters. Services covered: Compliance - Self Assessment and Company Returns; Advice – start ups and going concerns; Tax - personal or company; Management Reports – budgets and business plans; Risk Management - review of assets, liabilities, income and expenditure. Please contact Simon Grimston for a FREE initial appointment. Available normal office hours, evenings and weekends subject to availability. Phone 07990 737026 and email Wishing you all a very happy Easter.

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Afternoon Session : 12.00 – 2.45 FREE (£10*) (including lunch) *£10 fee applies to sessions that are not covered by the Government’s free Nursery Education Funding (NEF). From Sept 2010 all 3 and 4 year olds, the term after the child’s 3rd birthday, are entitled to up to 15 hours a week during the 3 terms of NEF funding.

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Be the best! DIY training academy launches Dorset-based First Cover Decorating has launched a new department.The First Cover Academy is aimed at those who have little or no decorating experience. The course works through the fundamentals of DIY to equip attendees with enough knowledge so that they can either go on to decorate their own properties, or even progress to the professional master classes. The Academy comes after careful consideration from owners, Jackie and Keith Saunders. Jackie commented; “Over the years we have employed many apprentices and school leavers, and found that they flourish under Keith’s tuition. The hands-on training we give has proved to be popular with those who want to learn about the trade, so we decided to make more of this aspect.” With home improvements on the rise, the First Cover Decorating Academy will run a variety of day time and evening classes; perfect for those who are looking to tackle the redecoration of their own homes. Content will include tuition on topics such as; different paints to use, how to hang wall paper correctly, painting window frames and choosing a colour scheme. If you’d like more information on this, contact First Cover Decorating Academy on 01202 877097 or visit

J u r a s s i c J a u n t s – Wor th Matravers West Circular route Distance: 5 miles.

Difficulty: Medium/Hard.

Access Restrictions: No.

Information: Toilets in car park.

A 5 mile walk with great views. It has an optional steep climb up the 204 steps to St Alban’s/St Aldhelm’s Head on the main route. This can be avoided with a small detour. How to get there: - Grid Ref 974777;Turn right just after Corfe Castle for Kingston. After Kingston, follow the road for about a mile and turn right for Worth Matravers.The car park is on your right just before the village (there is a small parking fee). Walk details: As you leave the car park, turn right for about 70 metres and then take the path signposted ‘Church and Hill Bottom 1 mile’. Follow this through the gate and field until you reach the left-hand corner. Here turn right and follow the hedge/wall for about ½ mile until you meet a T junction. Turn left and follow the path towards Hill Bottom. Just before reaching the houses, turn left through the kissing gate (1/3 mile).You are now on the Coast Path. The path ascends to the ridge above Chapman’s Pool and along to the war memorial (maintained by the MOD, 2/3 mile). Go over the stile onto Emmet’s Hill, follow the cliff path along to the top of another big dip in the Coast Path (1/2 mile), just prior to St Albans/St Aldhelms Head. Descend the path to the dip at the bottom. Here, you can continue straight ahead and ascend the steps to the top where there is a seat to rest and the Coastguard lookout station or you can turn left over the stile, follow the less steeply-inclined valley to the top, then turn sharp right and return to the Coastguard station along the track.At the Coastguard station, continue along the coast path to Winspit (3/4 mile), turn left as you enter the old quarry and return up the valley to the village and straight past the duck pond.At the Square and Compass pub, stay left and the car park is on the left. 07790 474 478 © Jurassic Jaunts AP 2010 The ONLY Total Jurassic Experience Specialists - Guided walks, free information and advice plus Holiday planning services. To advertise ring Mark or CJ at The Advertising Hub on 01202 882277


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During the months of March, April and May A1 Williams Removals are offering all their potential customers a massive 50% saving on their removal costs. Providing they donate a minimum amount of £20 towards our Children in Need Appeal we will offer them a like for like removal service Offer is available within a 25 mile radius The service provided by ourselves will be like for like. The offer is for removal costs only. This offer does not include the following: packing services, packing materials, dismantling/reassembling or disconnection. Minimum of £20 donation per removal to qualify. Donations will be taken at time of booking. Donations are non refundable. Deposits are non refundable. Removal costs over £250 will qualify to receive inclusive insurance (unless previously arranged). If required extended liability costs £25. Offer valid for removals carried out between 01/03/2011 to 31/05/2011.

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Wimborne Civic Society claimed the top spot seven points clear of the team from Wimborne Minster Town Council who were second. The winning team won the ECO-COMPOSTING SHIELD and a bottle of red wine each.




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District Iss. 53 April 2011 Advertising Hub Limited

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Wimborne & District Community Magazine No53  

Issue No 53