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11. Your Garden in June 12’. Spring Photo Competition 13. Granola Bites 14. Whats on 17. Movies June 18. Cineworld competition 23. Changes in the market

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Well folks we are half way through the year.. June is looking to be a glorious month of local events like The All Day Street Fair and Carnival in Chipping Sodbury High St 22nd June. Lets also not forget Fathers Day on Sunday 16th June A good time to say thank you to your dad for all of the wonderful things they have done for you this year or this could be a good time to remember a father thats passed away with some flowers etc. The month of June was also chosen for LGBT Pride month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the Uk and world wide. Finally I think we will all be glad when this Brexit lark is over and done with and we can get back to some normality. Are you hosting an event this year? If so please get in touch with us at info@directlocalonline.com and we will be more than happy to publicise it on our local events page in our magazine(subject to space available )

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National Our Health Heroes Awards recognise unsung support workers and much more Behind the scenes, there are thousands of people Our Health Heroes, the national healthcare awards which celebrate individuals, teams and organisations within the healthcare and care sectors, are back for the fourth year and promise to be bigger and better than ever. Nominations for the Our Health Heroes awards were launched in April 2019, delivered by Skills for Health with support from headline sponsor Health Education England, and award category sponsors NHS Employers and UNISON. The unique national awards include eight categories, which recognise the contribution of support workers, apprentices, learning and development teams, integrated teams and much more. Anyone can make a nomination for an individual or team working in the health or care sector, whether clinical, operational or voluntary. The flagship award for ‘Outstanding Contribution’, exclusively sponsored by NHS Employers, is open to anyone who has gone the extra mile for the benefit of improving health and care in the UK.

who work tirelessly to keep the health service running smoothly, day after day. Without these people, our healthcare system couldn’t survive. These are the unsung heroes of the UK’s healthcare sector.

“Our Health Heroes rewards teams, individuals and employers who deliver outstanding care and support to patients and colleagues. If that sounds like someone you know, please make a nomination.” Since its creation in 2016, Our Health Heroes has recognised more than 90 winners from all four corners of the UK for their dedication and inspiring contribution to the care and wellbeing of patients and other staff members. Thanks to the ongoing support of headline sponsor Health Education England the awards have grown again for the fourth year and will now also include the Learning and Development Project of the Year Award which recognises the importance of a dedicated development programme in the sector to support staff growth and improvements to services.

Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive of NHS Employers, said: “NHS Employers is proud to sponsor the Outstanding Contribution award, to ensure we recognise all our teams, who go above and beyond for our patients. “Without its highly diverse and incredibly dedicated workforce, the NHS could not provide the topquality care our communities deserve. Staff work together in a huge variety of roles, often under immense pressure, to offer the best possible care and we want to help highlight this vital work. “It’s great to shine a spotlight on those whose contribution and dedication deserves to be recognised and celebrated, but who often go unacknowledged.” During the awards launch, Adam Causon, Executive Director of Skills for Health, said: “At some time we’ve all received fantastic care and support from healthcare workers in our lives, but how often do we get the chance to thank the healthcare assistants who were there to support us, the cleaner who kept the ward clean and safe, or the porter that kept our spirits up as they moved us round the hospital? “6

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The Apprentice of the Year; Clinical Support Worker of the Year, Operational Services Support Worker of the Year along with Workforce Planning Team; Integrated Team and Staff Wellbeing Employer awards will all return as usual. Anyone working in care or healthcare, including emergency care services in the UK can be nominated by their colleagues or members of the public. Entries will be shortlisted, and regional winners and finalists will be chosen either by public vote or an expert panel. Winners will be invited to receive their award in November at London’s Science Museum. The deadline for nominations is midnight on Saturday 29th June and can be completed by visiting skillsforhealth.org.uk/ohh


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August Something you have been putting off really needs to be dealt with now. This could be a situation with the person, in which case really try and be sensitive to the person and the situation. Compromise and flexibility can be good too. At the end of the day, balance and harmony are much better than any confrontations. Keywords. Sensitivity, flexibility and balance September There seems to be a new situation coming up for you. You may be a bit anxious that you do not have the capabilities to deal with this new challenge, but you are very resilient and you may surprise yourself. Some of your attention will be very much needed for your home environment, maybe a few small changes that will make you feel more at ease. If you have some quiet time for yourself you may find this will be really helpful right now. Keywords. You time, and home October If there is a difficult situation going on for you right now, you have the willpower to sort it and be stronger for it. It may be worth stepping back and trying to see the situation from a different angle. Once you have begun to deal with this you will find new opportunities. Also be surprised at the amount of inner strength you possess. Keywords. decisions and Stronger November This month is just the right time to start sorting other things out you have been putting off. You may feel I need to have a revamp in your home, this may also involve a clearing for yourself emotionally. Should be a chance to get rid of all those paperwork issues too. Keywords clearing and cleansing December You maybe feeling a bit down with things at the moment, but it won’t be long before your usual self will be back. There could be some interesting opportunities around the corner for you, It maybe time to look at some new interests. Something important needs to be dealt with. It maybe something you’ve been avoiding, but it is better to sort it out now. Keywords. Inner strength and opportunities.

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Plant baskets and containers Now the risk of morning frost has passed, its time to plant up your containers, hanging baskets and planters. If you already had them growing in the greenhouse, or hardening off outside during the day, then It’s now safe to move them out to their summer position – choosing a sunny spot will ensure you get the best from them. Trim any excess growth to maintain shape and deadhead regularly to encourage flower growth. Water at least once a day or more frequently when it’s hot dry and windy. Regular feeding – once per week in the summer – will also help your plants to thrive. Mow lawns once a week The lawn will be growing fast now and will continue to do so throughout the summer, so a good weekly cut is essential to keep it looking neat and tidy. To make sure your lawn looks its best for summer, apply a spring fertiliser onto established lawns now.

A good feed and a regular close cut will encourage extra growth making your lawn thick and lush. Don’t forget to reduce cutting frequency and raise mower blades if we have a drought.

Why should you plant them? Roses suit all kinds of gardens –they come in huge variety of colours, shapes and scents. They can be grown in beds, borders and containers and can be grown up walls, fences and trellis.

Care for your roses June is traditionally the month when roses are at their peak. You will need to keep an eye out for black spots and aphid attacks. Both of these will need treating immediately to ensure that too much damage doesn’t occur. Black spot is a serious disease for roses caused by a fungus which infects the leaves and reduces plant vigour, and should be treated at first sign of infection with a fungicide. Green fly are sapsucking creatures that can alter the growth of roses, also decreasing their vigour. Treat roses that are being attacked by aphids with an insecticide.

How should you plant them? Roses grown in containers can be planted all year round – check the label when buying though as their preferred spot and conditions will vary depending on the type. Dig a hole roughly twice the size of the root ball to a spade’s depth, dig in a good quality compost and fork in a general fertiliser.

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The following Friday sees the return of everyone’s favourite alien investigation agency, with Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson teaming up for Men in Black: International. A series of alien attacks are happening around the globe, but is this part of an invasion? Next up on 21st June is Toy Story 4, which continues the adventure of Woody, Buzz and the gang, who are having to look out for Bonnie’s favourite makeshift new toy Forky. He’s on the loose in a carnival, where there’s plenty of more toys to make friends with. Lastly is Danny Boyle’s Yesterday on 28th June, a movie that asks the question: In a world without the Beatles would you write their beloved repertoire and take credit? Either way, protagonist Jack must learn that there are more important things than fame.

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May has been quite a month. British Steel and In this environment, businesses large and small Jamie’s Italian falling, and Arcadia’s issues alleged- need to look at what they are offering and respond ly stripping Philip Green of his billionaire status. accordingly. This may require focus on more profitable lines, renegotiations with suppliers over In each of these examples there seems to be a pricing and terms, re-sourcing, adjusting the product similar theme to their demise. They did not keep and service portfolio including closing down certain up with the changes in the market. More funproduct ranges. damentally they were not providing a product or service at a price that the customers considered Perhaps its time to do a full market and business “value” given their situations and the alternatives analysis to ensure your business survives and available. prospers in the future. TSA Business Advisors and Techvolution are experts in this area and offer a free one hour consultation to see if we can help and make a difference. TSA Business Advisors 0117 923 5394 www.tsabusinessadvisors.co.uk It has become clear that the majority of people are feeling “squeezed”. Costs are going up and incomes are not keeping up with them. Consequently many people are adjusting their spending to accommodate new realities. People are looking more keenly at pricing and quotations, and shopping around to get more for their money.

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