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Baston will once again be hosting a firework extravaganza, with entertainment for all the family, including:

Stunning main firework display choreographed to spacethemed music, children’s firework display, bonfire braziers, fun fair and catering. Gates open for the fun fair at 3pm : Braziers lit at 5:30pm : Firework & music displays at 6pm and 7pm Discounted tickets can be bought in advance at Baston Post Office ONLY and cost:

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◌ Editor Sally Hunt ◌ Website www.discoveringbourne.co.uk ◌ Operations Director Andrew Armstrong ◌ Sales Director Dawn King ◌ Accounts Wendy Chapman ◌ Page Design Natasha Shiels Sian Rogers ◌ Contributors Brenda Johnson Sgt Chris Davison Rex Needle Ray Pawlett Jo Sunner Paul Ross Beverley Hasler Lee Morley Pixel King

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he nights are drawing in, the weather has got colder and all of a sudden Christmas feels quite near. It’s great to hear that Bourne will be lovely and festive this year as many of the town’s shops are dressing their windows with a Christmas theme ready for the Christmas Fayre on Saturday December 3rd. And the Corn Exchange car park will be ringing out with the sound of children singing the weekend before when the Christmas Lights are switched on, on November 25th. Fantastic news from the Petanque Club that our article in last month’s issue had gained them ten new people trying the club! They were so pleased and have written a testimonial on our Facebook page urging advertisers to give us a try. This month I visited the Galaxy of Stars toddler group at the Children’s Centre and was so impressed with the sterling job organiser Annie Race is doing to help children with problems such as autism. The group is so unique that Annie has had parents coming from miles away and people sending her emails from as far away as America after viewing the website. It has only been running for five months and already 75 families have registered with her. Many congratulations to Annie and Oliver, who are getting married this month! Our directory of handy numbers is growing each month. We are starting to include clubs, associations, groups, churches and schools from surrounding villages as we plan to be distributing the magazine over a wider area in the next few months. So let us know if you would like to be included. Also keep sending in those events. Our copy deadline is the 7th of every month for the next month’s issue. Finally look out for our super competitions on page 10. We are offering an amazing transformation for one lucky reader ..... he or she will be revealed in our January issue.

Sally Hunt, Editor Our front cover picture shows Lola and Rhiannon Rainbow, both aged four, at Bourne Westfield Primary Academy School’s Mini Olympics. Picture by Lee Morley www.jlmphoto.co.uk

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ell I am pleased to say I have at last had my second knee replacement. I went into the new City Hospital . It was a pleasant experience and I hope to be fully fit again in time for Christmas. I am a great believer in what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I am still managing to carry out my Civic duties with the help of my dedicated consort Tony. I never cease to be amazed by the amount of great people we have in our community. I was privileged to be invited to inspect the Bourne Police Cadet force. These are a great group of young people aged from 14-18 years old. This town and their parents should be very proud of them and the people who give their time to train and guide them. My charity dinner at Aroma Spice was a huge success and I would like to thank all the staff there and everyone who came to support my good causes. I am also grateful for all the businesses that gave raffle prizes to support the event. The final amount raised was £845.00. It was pointed out to me this month by a very concerned resident that it is difficult to get everything we need within our town, which I am

sure we all know; but the reality that this resident pointed out was that if you have not got your own transport it is difficult to get to other towns within our own County to buy what we need. We can jump on a bus to Peterborough but that is in Cambridgeshire, maybe as the town grows we could ask Delaine’s to do a survey and see if there is a need to try to put more buses on to Grantham, Spalding, Lincoln or Stamford. I will be asking this magazine if they could help with this survey. I have planned another event to support my charities on 26th November at The Angel Hotel in Bourne it will be a 60s/70s night with a two course meal. The cost is £20 a ticket. They will be on sale from the Angel Hotel or by sending a cheque made payable to the Mayors Charities to Brenda Johnson c/o Town Council offices North Street Bourne from 20th October. There will be a raffle on the night. Please come and have some fun, if you want to dress in costume please feel free to do so. Come along let your hair down have some fun.

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Local News

Annie You’re a Star! Bourne mum Annie Race formed a special toddler group for children with additional needs after finding herself unwelcome at normal toddler groups because her autistic son was too noisy.

She said: ‘I felt stared at because my child wasn’t normal and came away deciding to start my own group where children with special needs could be as noisy as they liked with no-one minding.” So Annie and her husband Oliver Elliott went on to form a charity-based group called Galaxy of Stars and now run the popular ‘Little Stars’ group held at the Children’s Centre in Queens Road. Annie said: ‘Our slogan is: creating a brighter, better future for children with or without additional needs, offering support, advice and understanding to their families and friends.” Around 20 children a week, some with special needs and some with no additional needs, attend the group which is held every Thursday morning from 10-11.30. The children have lots of fun including learning play, signing, lots of singing and story time. Galaxy of Stars is broken up into four groups, Little Stars (0-5), Big Stars (6-12), Shooting Stars (12-19) and Parents Stars. The Parents Stars group is very popular and meet once a month at Annie’s home. Annie and Oliver are both full time carers for their son James (2) and are looking to locate Galaxy of Stars in its own building in Bourne. Annie said: “We still haven’t found a venue for Big Stars and Shooting Stars. Ideally we would hold all our sessions under the same roof, have a sensory room, a climbing play area, a coffee shop and a charity shop.

Elizabeth Watkin s brings her son Charlie Watkins (1) to th e group along wi th Lucy Davies (20 month s). She said: “It’s a brilliant group, I ab solutely love it.” Ayla Pargeter (1) and mum Cheryl Grant have been coming to Little Stars for three months. Ayla doesn’t have any additional needs but Cheryl likes her daughter to integrate with all sorts of children. She said: “I like it that it’s inclusive for everyone.”

“We are looking at lottery funding to make this possible as well as holding many fundraising events.”

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Addison Houst on and his mum Little Stars. R Rachel enjoye achel said: “T d his is the first been and I lo time I’ve ve it.”

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Christmas Celebrations for Town Centre

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estive fun for all the family is planned on Saturday December 3rd when Bourne’s town centre will be decorated in the Christmas spirit for this year’s Christmas Fayre. Organiser, Gordon Cochran of the Bourne Community Action Group (traders), said the town didn’t have any festivities last year and there wasn’t much the year before. He said: “Most of the shops are decorating their windows this year – there will also be a continental market, charity stalls, a funfair and entertainment.” Participating shops will be operating a competition where if you spend £5 in the shop you are in with a chance to win over £500 worth of prizes in the form of two food hampers. All the shops have contributed to the prizes which include big Christmas puddings, meats, cakes and a digital camera. The festive market will be held in the Burghley Arms pub car park on the Friday before the main event then on the Saturday it will move onto the streets. South Street, North Street,

West Street and Abbey Road will be closed on Saturday from 12 noon until 10pm. Santa’s Grotto will be in The Angel Hotel. The action group was the brainchild of Mr Cochran, of Gordon’s Photographic. He said: “I want to bring Bourne back to being a communityorientated town.” A week earlier, on November 25th, the town’s Christmas lights will be switched on by the Mayor, Brenda Johnson. Bourne and District Lions Club will be bringing Santa on his sleigh and a Santa’s Grotto will be on the stage in the Corn Exchange from 6pm. Other attractions will include a Victorian candy floss stand, a children’s roundabout and a Craft Fair in the Corn Exchange from 4pm till 8pm. Mr Cochran is planning to liaise with the town council so that both events are held on the same day next year.

If anyone would like a stall or further information contact Mr Cochran on 01778 394434.

Charity Auction a great success

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orkers at a local bank have raised just under a thousand pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support by selling football prints in an auction. The team at Barclays Bank did their bit for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning as they are sponsors of the Premiership and had some unique football prints. They had also been donated a range of special cup cakes which customers could take away for a donation. Organiser Vicki Mountford said:

The coffee morning was a great success. We had about 24 cup cakes left so I went out and visited Boots, Moores & Scrupps, the Post Office and The End hair salon, all of them were great sports and donated a further £25 between them.

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Competitions are not open to employees of Discovering Bourne, their families and close friends

Competition Corner

New Year New You! Win! A complete makeover

Always wanted a makeover? Well here’s your chance. Discovering Bourne is offering one lucky reader a complete image makeover - just right for banishing those January blues. The competition is open to both men and women and will include a consultation by Colour Me Beautiful Image consultant Jacqui Helyer who will take you through colour and clothing styles to help you understand what suits you from top-to-toe. You will leave the session armed with the tools and the confidence to create your own personal style, shop wisely and start building a wardrobe you can really enjoy, every day.

When entering competitions please tell us what you like about the magazine

style advice and make use of what they’ve learnt from the image consultant in Just Jane ( ladies clothes) and Buckles & Bows (ladies shoes and accessories) both in Angel Precinct, or Robert Goddard, men’s clothes, in Spalding. The amazing result will be photographed and published in our January issue. To be in with a chance of winning tell us why YOU deserve a complete makeover. The winner will be chosen after the closing date of November 18th. Send your story to us at Discovering Bourne, c/o Bourne Leisure Centre, Queens Road, Bourne PE10 9DX or email info@discoveringbourne.co.uk Don’t forget to include your name, address and phone number.

Unisex Hairdressers BoJangles of Crown Walk, will start the ball rolling with a hair cut followed by a manicure to complete the transformation. Make-up is optional but is being offered by Sarah at *The winner must be available at the end of November and be happy to be featured in the magazine. The Range Hair & Beauty, based at Toft Hotel. Finally our winner will be able to try on clothes, get

WIN! Family Portrait Sitting plus Photos One lucky reader can win an Adult/Family Sitting Package worth £60 at Gordon’s Photographic in North Street, Bourne. Gordon’s talented and experienced photographers will capture your family on film and you will get up to 150 stylish photographs in a variety of finishes. Up to 15 people can be accommodated in the purpose built studio so you can even bring the dog! The package includes a 6”x4” copy of every photo taken plus a FREE 10”x8” reprint of your choice. Gordon has been a professional photographer since 1971 and Gordon’s Photographic has been in

Bourne in its present form since 1996. To be in with a chance of winning the sitting, answer the question below and send your answer on a postcard or the back of an envelope to Discovering Bourne, c/o Bourne Leisure Centre, Queens Road, Bourne PE10 9DX. Don’t forget to include your name, address and phone number. The competition closes on November 30th. Email entries are also acceptable to info@ discoveringbourne.co.uk

Question: When did Gordon’s Photographic open in Bourne?

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The winner of the Sunday lunch for two at The Horseshoe in Thurlby was Mrs J Eyre of Bourne. The winner of the wax treatment was J Gray of Market Deeping.


Policing your Area Stay Cycle Safe

By Sergeant Chris Davison

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t’s the time of year again where the nights start to draw in, the weather gets worse and traditionally we tend to get more road collisions. The schools are in full flow too, and lots of our children will be wending their way merrily to and from our excellent learning establishments on their pedal cycles. With that in mind, I’ve got some basic tips to share below:

Don’t listen to your MP3 player or use your phone while you bike –

you need to keep your wits about you on the road.

Make sure your bike is the right size for you! Your balance will be

improved if the bike has the right sized frame.

Do a check of your chain, brakes and tyres before you set out. Make sure you use a cycle helmet

Make sure your bike has reflectors,

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– they can save your life.

a white light to the front and a red light to the rear.

Don’t put things on your handlebars – they can get tangled in your wheels or hamper your steering. Don’t ride on the footpath – you can cause serious injury to pedestrians.

postcode on a visible part of the bike. Put your house number or house name next to the postcode. This

is to ensure that the bike is harder to sell at honest scrap dealers or bike dealers, and acts a visible deterrent to would-be thieves.

Take a picture of your bike and record any serial numbers – if your

bike is stolen and we recover it, it may make it easier for us to return it to you!

Above all, stay safe and be careful on the roads!

Look behind you before signalling when you turn at junctions. Keep your distance from parked cars (suddenly opened doors can be dangerous!)

Keep to single file on the road.

As I mentioned a couple of articles ago, metal thefts are on the rise, and we believe some bikes are being taken for scrap. Make the thieves job harder by marking your bike:

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Local youngsters’ time to shine

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alented children from Bourne schools have got the chance to experience performing on a public stage and compete in two competitions organised by the Rotary Club – RIBI Young Musician and RIBI Youth Speaks. The competitions allow youngsters to showcase their skills in local competitions before progressing to district events, then regional and ultimately the national final. And for anyone who hasn’t already entered – it’s not too late. Entries for the Young Musician competition have to be submitted by November 26th. Applications can be made directly through school or by ringing 01778 570370. The Young Musician round will be held at Bourne Academy, Edinburgh Crescent, on Sunday December 11th beginning at 10.30am. There are categories for individuals, ensembles (2-4 people), choirs and groups, both vocal and instrumental covering Junior, Intermediate and Seniors. All instruments and musical genres are accepted. Indeed past District and National winners have included, individual soloists, rock groups and choirs. RIBI (Rotary International in Great Britain and

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Ireland) encourages speaking and presentation skills in young people. The RIBI Youth Speaks competition continues to go from strength to strength each year producing some superb quality speakers aged from 11-18. The Youth Speaks round will be held on Monday November 7th at the Methodist Church, Abbey Road, at 7pm. This is open to teams of three in the 7-9 school years and 10-13 school years. Past winners at Bourne have gone forward to win both the District and National titles. Spectators from the general public are welcome. Two further competitions RIBI Young Writer and RIBI Young Designer will be taking place soon with dates yet to be released.

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Schools

Max sails in the right direction

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alented Bourne Grammar student Max Hatfull has designed compasses for visually impaired sailors – and his efforts have paid off as he was asked to show one of his compasses to Princess Anne, herself a keen yachtswoman.

He showed his audio compass for the blind that he had designed and built to the Princess when she visited the Royal Harwich Yacht Club at Ipswich where Max is a member. Max, who is in year 12, is partially sighted himself and pursues his hobby at sea, his designs are already on yachts crewed by partially sighted sailors around the world. Last year Max, from Castle Bytham, won the UK National Blind Sailing Championships aged just 15.

Max’s father Frank wanted to thank Bourne Grammar School, he said:

“ ” ne Without Bour x Grammar Ma the wouldn’t be in place he is.

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Technology

INCREASE THE SPEED OF YOUR PC OR LAPTOP

Tired of waiting for your computer to boot up after you press the on switch? Remember how quick it was the first time you powered it up? This article will help you to recover some of the speed that your laptop or PC has lost through general wear and tear on the Windows operating system.

It is likely that you have not made a mistake or an incorrect mouse click. The slow speeds are a result of various operations such as installing new programs, updating existing programs or simply storing your pictures and documents on your computer. If you are running Windows 7 or Windows Vista then I would most certainly recommend that you store your files on Drive D: rather than Drive C:. Drive C: is where your computers boot operations, operating system and installed programs reside. It can be very easy to clog up Drive C: and often with files that you may never use. By storing items such as pictures, word documents, scanned documents (in fact, all documents) onto Drive D: you will be creating less congestion on Drive C: and allowing that drive to perform its regular functions. To find out if Drive D: exists on your computer, click the Windows Start button and then select ‘Computer’ from the menu that appears. In the window that appears you can see all the devices that are currently plugged into your computer with the available disk drives located at the top. It is also worth performing a ‘Defrag’ using the Disk Defragmentation tool in Windows. All Disk Drives in your computer will become fragmented over time. This means that files can be stored anywhere on the disk regardless of which program or utility the file is designed for. Imagine having a song on a CD but each line of the song is located on a different part of the

disk. The sound of your song would skip and jump as the CD player attempted to find the correct locations in an effort to play the entire song. So let us go about defragmenting your Disk Drives to see what difference it makes to the overall speed of your computer. Please note that the following instructions are applicable to Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. 1) Click the Windows Start button located in the bottom left corner of your screen. 2) In the program list, click on the folder labelled Accessories. 3) In the menu that appears, click on the folder labelled System Tools. 4) A new menu will appear and you should select Disk Defragmenter. 5) Once the ‘Defrag’ program has loaded you can simply click the Defragment Disk button. It is worth noting that if a ‘Defrag’ has not been completed over a long period of time that it could potentially take a lot of hours to complete. It will be perfectly OK to begin the ‘Defrag’ immediately before retiring to bed for the night. When you awake the following day and the ‘Defrag’ is complete, restart your computer and a remarkable difference in the speed of your PC should be easily noticed. For further information about this procedure or for technical help, you are welcome to send me an email via the form at www.pixelking.co.uk/ contact

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Body&Beauty

Good Posture

when you’re at your computer Jo Sunner explains the

importance of making your workstation as comfortable as possible.

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ry and make your workstation as comfortable as you can. At the end of the day you will then have minimal neck pain, and stiffness. Below are some key points for maintaining a no neck pain zone:

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Your chair: Make sure you have a ergonomic chair that has a good back support and neck support. Look for a thick padded seat, padded and adjustable arms, built in lumbar support, dual wheel casters so you can move around easily, pneumatic seat-height adjustment, ability to tilt the chair seat Your viewing distance: Make sure your viewing distance is 12-28 inches from the computer screen. Then you are not straining your neck muscles to see what you are typing

Computer Screen Position: Make sure the top of the computer screen is slightly below eye level when you

are sitting comfortably. Having a computer screen that is too low can put a lot of stress on your neck muscles contributing to strain and stiffness. Also tilt the computer screen slightly backwards. For most people their most comfortable neck position is when their normal line of sight is about 15 to 20 degrees below horizontal.

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Computer Screen Angle: The angle of the computer screen should be 10- 20 degrees Keyboard height: The height of the keyboard should be 23-28 inches from the floor surface.

Leg Position: Your thighs should be horizontal.

For more information contact the Bourne Osteopath Clinic on 01778 391714 or visit www.bourneosteopathclinic.com

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Yin and Yang in Our Lives

By Ray Pawlett

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he Yin Yang symbol shown below illustrates the dynamic interplay of our ever changing Energies. It is a continuous swirl and flow from one opposite to the other – hot to cold, wet to dry, light to dark, positive to negative, expansion to contraction and back again. The same interplay of actions and emotions is also constant within our body’s physical, emotional and spiritual processes. For instance we have inhalation/exhalation, eating/ excreting, love/hate, happiness/grief and ultimately life/death. Everything that we do can also be described as being more Yin or more Yang. Running is more Yang than walking; walking is more Yang than standing as standing is more Yang than sitting and so on. The food we eat has the Yin/Yang polarity. Rare cooked red meat is about as Yang as it comes whilst sugar and alcohol are at the Yin end of the scale. This is why wine goes so well with steak. It feels good to those who enjoy steak and wine because it feels like some sort of balance is being made. The balance however is very fragile. Rather like putting two large weights on the opposite end of a sharp fulcrum. For people who are looking to balance Yin and Yang within their diet we reduce the extremes so that it is easier to balance. A good way to do this is to eat more vegetables and short grain brown rice because they are all very centring. Our constitutions are also subject to the Yin and Yang polarities. Physically active people are more Yang than those who live a more

sedentary lifestyle. For best health we need to learn how to balance Yin and Yang within our lives and to match our constitution. What we eat, what we do, our exercise, our thoughts and meditations will all affect the Yin and Yang balance. For example, if you were to take part in a meditation retreat which would be a quite Yin activity you would be ill advised to live on a diet of lasagne and sausages. Conversely if you are just about to run a marathon fasting is not exactly the best preparation for the event. The examples given here are deliberately very extreme so that the point is easy to understand. The subtleties of Yin/Yang can be very deep and complex. If our bodies become out of balance it affects us negatively. If we can understand the theory behind Yin and Yang we can stop the imbalance before it happens. Activities such as Tai Chi, Shiatsu, Chi Gung, acupuncture, meditation and Reiki are traditional Eastern approaches that help us to either maintain our inner balance or get it back again if we are starting to lose it. If we can balance the Energies of Yin and Yang within our lives we feel more in tune with ourselves, our community and our environments. We have little to lose and a lot to gain from learning this approach! Unfortunately a line of the table was missed out of last month’s feature about ‘Five Element Theory’. It was a description of the water element therefore leaving the table incomplete. Also the word contracting was spelt as contacting in the description of the Metal element. Our apologies to Ray Pawlett for the mistakes and readers can see the correct version on our Facebook page.

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Finance

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR YOUNG ONES FOR UNIVERSITY: Helping you plan for tomorrow... today

Presently one of the largest talked about subjects are impending university costs for parents. If you can save now, it would be a good idea to do so. From next year most universities will charge students £9,000 per annum for an undergraduate course. The average proposed course fee is £8.536 (Source: This Is Money 08/04/11). Add to this living costs that average £5,500 (Source: Direct Gov) and the average cost for a student starting a course in September 2012 will be around £14,000 just for their 1st year. If university fees continue in their current format and inflation is assumed to run at a modest 2.5%, a student commencing further education in 2020 may need almost £54,000 to fund a 3-year course. With these costs in mind, it is perhaps never too early to start saving toward a child’s future. But how should one do so? Peter and Mary are in their early 30s celebrating son Jack’s 1st birthday. They really want to give him the opportunity to take further education and, after taking financial advice to review their situation, they decide they can afford to commit to saving £150 per month. Where best to save? Well a stocks & shares ISA provides a very tax-efficient savings mechanism and the investments within it can be aligned to an individual’s attitude to investment risk. They are an ideal vehicle for medium to long term regular saving. So, what might £150 per month from now until Jack finishes paying for his third year at university yield? If we target a medium average net rate of return of 5% per annum, then in 2028 when Jack may be about to start his first term at

university, the picture would look like this the table below. In our example Peter and Mary would need to save £183 per month to cover all Jack’s projected costs but it’s a great help! The maxim has to be “If you can afford to do so, start saving now”. Please note that this article should not be taken as advice. The figures are purely illustrative and not guaranteed. They are based upon our current understanding of university fees and legislation, which may change. Before investing in any product, it is vital that you are fully aware of the risks and your commitments so do read the product literature to help decide if it is right for you.

Paul Ross is a Wealth Management Consultant at Landmark IFA Ltd who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Information given is for general guidance only, and specific advice should be taken before acting on any suggestions made. The above represents the personal opinions of Paul Ross. All information is based on our understanding of current tax practices, which are subject to change.

Jack’s First Year Amount Needed £21,303

Jack’s Second Year £21,835

Jack’s Final Year £22,381

Amount saved including investment growth Balance or (Shortfall)

£47,762

£29.360

£10,036

£26,459

£7,945

(£12,347)

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Home&Garden

November 2011 Hints & Tips Tender Plants

Tender plants won’t appreciate being kept out in the cold – so move them somewhere protected from frost and cold winds. Cold frames and heaters give protection and beat off the worst of the winter weather. Plants that are hardier but still sensitive to winter cold will appreciate a thick mulch of bark and even covering with fleece and bubble wrap together in the coldest weather.

By Waterside Garden Centre

Bird feed

Don’t forget the birds this autumn and winter, and make sure you put out food and water every day.

Bare-rooted hedging

Now’s the best time to buy and plant most hedging plants. Many excellent choices are available as bare-rooted plants – an inexpensive way of providing privacy and shelter for your garden. Get them off to a flying start by planting with plenty of compost and slow-release fertiliser.

Lift dahlias, cannas, begonias

Once the first frost has blackened the foliage of dahlias it’s time to carefully lift the tubers for overwintering in a cool but frost-free place. Remove any loose soil and hang them upside down for a few days to drain any water in the stems. Then remove all dried soil, label and store them in just damp compost. The tubers of cannas and large-flowered begonias will also need lifting. Canna tubers are also stored in just damp compost, but begonias should be stored dry in nets.

Containers for winter and spring

You can’t beat planted containers for brightening up gardens and patios throughout the autumn, winter and spring months – and they also make perfect presents.

Pest watch

Fruit

Create your own fruit garden – now’s an excellent time to plant fruit trees and bushes. To ensure bumper crops, plant with plenty of organic matter and slow-release fertiliser. Make sure you train bushes where necessary, and use stakes and ties for fruit trees.

Fencing

This time of year is perfect for putting up fences, trellis, pergolas, arches and other garden structures.

Although most pests and diseases are less active in autumn and winter, be vigilant for problems, and deal with them as soon as they’re seen. Houseplants and plants overwintered in greenhouses and frames are especially susceptible to pests, but can be quickly helped with a pesticide spray. Maintaining a high humidity around most foliage houseplants – especially those in centrally-heated houses – will help keep them strong and healthy and help reduce red spider mite attacks. The reverse is true in greenhouses where high humidity can lead to problems with grey mould and other diseases.

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1st 4th

November

Charity Craft Day, Bourne Baptist Church, West Street, Bourne PE10 9NE. 10am – 3pm.

Limehouse Lizzie plus Almaboobies, Corn Exchange, 3 Abbey Road, Bourne PE10 9EF. Tel: 07828 032241. Race Night, Angel Hotel, North Street, Bourne PE10 9AE. Tel: 01778 422346. Deepings Firework Extravaganza, Deepings Rugby Club, Linchfield Road, Deeping St James PE6 8EP. Gates open 6pm.

5th

Festival of Fireworks, Bourne Abbey CofE Primary Academy Playing Fields, Abbey Road, Bourne PE10 9EP. Gates open 5.30pm. 01778 422163. Rob Kingsley – A Vision of Elvis, Corn Exchange, 3 Abbey Road, Bourne PE10 9EF. 01778 423579.

16th 18th 21st

24th 25th 26th

Two Card Trick, Bourne Academy, Edinburgh Crescent, Bourne PE10 9DT. Tel: 01778 421932. www.bournetolinedance.co.uk

6th

Baston Fireworks, playing fields, Baston. 3pm onwards, fireworks start 6pm onwards.

Flux, Bourne Motor Racing Club, Corn 10th Ian Exchange, 3 Abbey Road, Bourne PE10

PE10 9JE.Tel: 01778 391647.

Nigel Adams, L.I.V.E.S. Baxter Room, Wake House, North St. Bourne PE10 9AE. Tel: 07825 515394. info@bournepreservationsociety.co.uk Dinner Dance with Hound Dog, The Late Bar & Venue, Abbey Road, Bourne PE10 9EF. Tel: 01778 393644. Christmas Lights switch-on, Corn Exchange Car Park, Abbey Road, Bourne PE10 9EF. From 5pm. New & Nearly New Sale, Darby & Joan Hall, South Street, Bourne PE10 9LY. 11am – 3pm.

Fair, Grimsthorpe Castle, 26th/ Christmas Bourne PE10 0LZ. Tel: 01778 591205. 27th December

3rd

Metallica Tribute Band, The Old Coach House, Market Deeping PE6 8AA. Tel 01778 341460. New Sale, Bambino’s Baby 12th Nearly Centre, 14a Burghley St, Bourne PE10 9NS. 11am – 3pm.

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Clairvoyant Evening, Morton Village Hall, High Street, Morton PE10 0NR. Tel: 07716 493917. www.galaxyofstars123.org.uk

60s/70s Night, The Angel Hotel, North Street, Bourne PE10 9AE. Tel: 01778 422346.

9EF. Tel: 01733 253867.

Evening with Jenni Murray, Bourne 11th An Grammar School, South Road, Bourne

Bourne Organ Club, Bourne Corn Exchange, 3 Abbey Road, Bourne PE10 9EF. Tel: 01778 422262.

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December

Christmas Fayre, Bourne Town Centre – 1-9pm. Cole’s Country, Bourne Academy, Edinburgh Crescent, Bourne PE10 9DT. Tel: 01778 421932. www.bournetolinedance.co.uk


events An Evening with

Jenni Murray

Jenni Murray OBE, presenter of Radio 4’s long running Woman’s Hour will be appearing at Bourne Grammar School on Friday November 11th.

Jenni is also the author of The Woman’s Hour: A History of Women Since World War II, Is It Me or Is It Hot in Here: A Modern Woman’s Guide to the Menopause and That’s My Boy! A Guide for Parents. Jenni was born in Barnsley in Yorkshire in 12th May 1950, only four years after Woman’s Hour first came on the air. She recalls many post-lunch hours sitting on a pouffe alongside the family’s ‘Bush’ wireless, listening with her mother and being sent off to the kitchen on spurious errands whenever an item carried a ‘healthwarning’. The programme has never been afraid to tackle controversial issues and was the first to discuss the menopause, homosexuality and cohabitation and in those early days listeners were warned of any ‘racy’ content - hence the occasional banishment! Jenni attended Barnsley Girls High School, where, like many of her contemporaries who were lucky enough to benefit from a northern grammar school education, began the process which concluded in the best compliment she’s ever received. She was described in a newspaper article by a colleague as having ‘a well stocked mind’. The second best compliment came from the veteran broadcaster and journalist, Charles Wheeler, who said she had “the most beautiful voice on radio, ever”. She studied French and Drama at the University of Hull and began her broadcasting career in local radio in Bristol. She presented South Today on television for a number of years before taking the plunge in the metropolitan shark pool. She presented Newsnight on BBC2 andToday on Radio 4 before inheriting the Woman’s Hour chair from Sue MacGregor in 1987. She lives partly in London in a basement flat and in Cheshire in a Peak District farmhouse. She has a partner, David, of thirty years standing and two sons.

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Local History

Discovering the Town Hall

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By Rex Needle

he Town Hall has been the focal point of administration and justice in Bourne for almost two centuries. It is one of our finest secular buildings, erected in 1821 to a design by the architect Bryan Browning after an earlier building on a nearby site had become dilapidated and was subsequently demolished. Browning was asked to draw up the plans and decided to use York and Portland stone for its construction with an exterior staircase and recessed twin flights of steps within the front of the building enclosed by Doric columns, after the fashion of the Roman baths. The project was financed with money raised through the county rate, the sale of salvaged materials from the old building and from public subscription which raised just under £1,400 but in the event, the total cost was almost £2,500. There was once a wooden clock tower which was burned down in 1933 and never replaced although the clock was later installed in its present position on the pediment below. The Town Hall opened in 1821 and was soon

in frequent use, not only for local administration and the dispensation of justice but for many other varied events and social occasions including grand balls when the gentry and their ladies danced all night and carriages waited outside at dawn to take them home. The building was also the centre of the weekly market with a shambles or set of stalls underneath and from the mid-19th century the fire station was located beneath one of the arches with a bell on the wall to sound the alarm while in later years, ornamental iron railings enclosed the entire frontage. The Town Hall was listed Grade II in 1977 and is now owned by Lincolnshire County Council but leased to South Kesteven District Council which uses the ground floor where the public can pay their council tax and transact other business. The courtroom upstairs was used by local magistrates for almost two centuries but sittings were phased out in 2008 although it is still used for regular meetings of the town council which also has offices on the first floor overlooking the new market place. The future of the building is currently under review but it remains the central point of the town’s administration and therefore unlikely to lose its status in whatever role is chosen for the future.

© REX NEEDLE 2011

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Youth Bourne Boys Brigade

Bourne Methodist Church, Abbey Road, Bourne, PE10 9EF. Roger: 01778 425336.

Bourne Girls Brigade

Bourne Methodist Church, Abbey Road, Bourne, PE10 9EF. Tel: 01778 423729.

Bourne Army Cadets

Cadet Hut, Austerby Road, Bourne PE10 9JG. www.armycadets.com

Bourne Youth Centre

Queens Rd, Bourne PE10 9DX. Tel: 07796314843. cherry.sheppard@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Bourne Junior Hockey Club

Sue Oakley, smoakley@fsmail.net

Bourne Town Junior FC

Abbey Lawns, Bourne, Andy Stubley: 01778 422292. www.bournetownfc@googlemail. com

Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy

Abbey Road, Bourne PE10 9EP Tel: 01778 422163. Enqiries@ bournaabbey.lincs.sch.uk

Bourne Grammar School

South Rd, Bourne PE10 9JE Tel: 01778 422288. Enquiries@ bourne-grammar.lincs.sch.uk

Bourne Westfield Primary Academy

Westbourne Park, Bourne PE10 9QS. Tel: 01778 424152. Enquiries@bournewestfield.lincs.sch.uk

Bourne Academy

Edinburgh Crescent, Bourne PE10 9DT. Tel: 01778 422365. office@robertmanning.org.uk

Willoughby School

South Rd, Bourne PE10 9JD Tel: 01778 425203. Enquiries@ willoughby.lincs.sch.uk

Morton C of E Primary School Station Road, Morton,

Bourne Town Girls FC

Bourne PE10 0NN. Tel: 01778 470389.

Salvation Army Youth Club

Thurlby Community Primary School

Julie: 01778 424341.

Manning Rd, Bourne. Tel: 01778 421916 or 01778 393459.

Bourne Youth Theatre

Judith Fellows: 01778 422449. Judithfellows@hotmail.com

Lawrance Park, Crown Lane, Thurlby, Bourne PE10 0EZ. Tel: 01778 42331.

Churches Bourne Abbey Church

Margaret Scott: 01780 762405.

Church Lane, Bourne PE10 9UQ. Tel: 01778 424584. info@bournabbey.org.uk

Bourne Town Harriers

Bourne Baptist Church

Stamford and Bourne District Scouts

Junior Athletics Lisa Richardson: 01778 424529. www.bournetownharriers.org

Schools Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy

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West Street, Bourne PE10 9NE. Tel: 01778 424206.

Bourne & Deeping RC Church

Bourne United Reformed Church Eastgate, Bourne PE10 9JY. Tel: 01778 570324.

The Salvation Army

Manning Rd, Bourne PE10 9ET Tel: 01778 393459 / 421916. Richard.durrant@salvationarmy. org.uk

St Firmin’s Church

10 Church Street, Thurlby, Bourne PE10 0EH. Tel: 01778 422475.

St John the Baptist Church

High Street, Morton PE10 0AP.

Clubs Bourne & District Lions Club The Royal British

Legion, 7a Burghley St, Bourne PE10 9NS. Tel: 0845 833 2810 or email help@bournelions.org.uk

Rotary Club of Bourne St Peter

Toft House Hotel, Toft, Bourne, PE10 0JT. Alan Kaye: 01778 560458.

Evergreen Care Trust Tel: 01780 765900. www.evergreencare.org.uk Bourne Arthritis Support Group Tel: 01778 426394.

Bourne Scrabble Club

Methodist Church, Abbey Rd, Bourne PE10 9EF. Betty Benton: 01778 425234.

Bourne and District Bridge Club

3 St Gilberts Rd, Bourne PE10 9XB. Tel: 07988 682925.

Wake House, North St, Bourne PE10 9AE. Tel: 01778 423313 or 01778 420278.

Bourne Methodist Church

Bourne Dog Club

Abbey Rd, Bourne. Tel: 01778 394380.

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Dyke Village Hall, Dyke Rd, PE10 0AF. Katie: 07817 910329.


Bourne Motor Racing Club

Corn Exchange, 3 Abbey Rd, Bourne PE10 9AF. David Dykes: 01733 253867.

Bourne Borderers

Edenham Village Hall, Church Ln, PE10 0LS. Elly: 01476 550741 or www.bourneborderers.co.uk

Rotary Club of Bourne

David Staples: 01778 423121.

Bourne Ladies Dinner Club

Heritage Centre/Baldocks Mill, 21 South St, Bourne PE10 9LY. Tel: 01778 422775.

Bourne Arthritis Support Group

1st Thursday of every month, Community Room, Meadow Court, Meadow Close, Bourne PE10 9EL.

Charities

Conservatives Offices, North St, Bourne. Shirley Fairbairn: 01778 424613.

Royal British Legion

Bourne Preservation Trust

Bourne and Thurlby First Responders

Wake House, North St, Bourne. Tel: 07825 515394. info@bournepreservationsociety.co.uk

Burghley St, Bourne PE10 9NS Tel: 01778 421110.

Tel: 01778 420357 or 07875 308837.

Bourne Business Chamber

Bourne United Charities

Hereward Probus Club

The Salvation Army

Kevin Hicks: 01778 394687.

The Wishing Well, Dyke, PE10 0AF Tel: 01778 393031.

Dementia Support Group

Corn Exchange, PE10 9AF. Kate Marshall: 01778 440153.

Friends of Bourne Woods Sarah: 07760 468052.

Bourne U3A

Tel: 01778 422387.

Manning Rd, Bourne PE10 9ET. Tel: 01778 421916/ 393459. Richard.durrant@salvationarmy. org.uk

St Barnabas Lincs Hospice Hannah Thompson: 01476 591010.

SSAFA Forces Help

Nev Johnson: 01778 394483.

Val Palmer: 01778 394998. Val.U3A@talktalk.net

British Red Cross

Parkinson’s Disease Society

Mencap Housing and Support

Tel: 01778 440695 / 345395.

Bourne and South Lincs

Wake House, North St, Bourne PE10 9AE.

ME Support Group

Jan Limback: 01778 425422. janlimback@hotmail.com

Support Group of the Salvation Army

Manning Rd, Bourne PE10 9ET.

Handy Numbers

Bourne Civic Society

Tel: 01778 426452.

Tel: 01778 425435.

Doctors Market Cross Surgery

Market Place, Corby Glen, Grantham NG33 4NH. Tel: 01476 550056. www.marketcrosssurgery.co.uk

Glenside Country Practice

Glenside Country Practice St John’s

Drive, Corby Glen, Grantham NG33 4LY. Tel: 01476 550251. www.thebythams.org.uk

Galletly Medical Practice

40 North Rd, Bourne, PE10 9BT Tel: 01778 562200.

Hereward Group Practice Exeter St, Bourne PE10 9XR. Tel: 01778 391700. www.herewardgp.co.uk

New Springwells Practice

The Surgery, Station Rd, Rippingale, Bourne PE10 0TA. Tel: 01778 440200. info@RuralMedical.co.uk

Sports

Bourne Abbots Pentanque Club

Abbey Lawns, Bourne PE10 9EP. Tel: 01778 394083. bournepentanque@hotmail.co.uk

Bourne Town Harriers Senior Athletes

Rich Lomas-Brown: 01778 420394. www.bournetownharriers.org

Bourne Rugby Union Football Club Clubhouse, Milking Nook Drove, Bourne PE10 0AX. Tel: 01778 393420.

Bourne & District Lawn Tennis Club Abbey Lawns, Abbey Rd, Bourne PE10 9EP. Helen Whitfield: 01775 670252.

To be included in this directory, send your details to: sally@discoveringbourne.co.uk (marking the subject DIRECTORY) or call

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Pet Page

Owning a puppy So! You’ve decided to share your home with a puppy! There are a few things you can do to make puppy’s arrival a little easier….

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· A few days before you take your puppy home, give the breeder a small blanket for puppy’s sleeping area. Bring it home with puppy and put it in his new bed; this may help him settle because of the comforting associations linked with the familiar smell. · Make sure you reward good behaviour by using a food treat, your attention or a game with a favourite toy. · Supervise puppy indoors and out. Train him to use an indoor puppy crate or play pen so you have somewhere he can spend time if you are unable to supervise. Introduce puppy gradually to the crate with the door open, building up to slightly longer periods (maximum of an hour), ultimately with the door closed. · When housetraining, encourage him to follow you outside if he looks like he wants to go to the toilet (by circling, sniffing the ground etc). Go outside regularly (every hour to begin with) and particularly after he has eaten, slept or played. Wait until he goes and then praise him. Don’t wait outside for hours, if he doesn’t go, bring him in and try again later. Never punish for accidents in the house. A critical time in a puppy’s development is the ‘socialisation’ period when he can experience new things as interesting and non-threatening. Introduce puppy slowly and positively to his environment. The list of things to introduce him to can be very long; what about washing machines, vacuum cleaners, other animals, children, different types of people and other environments (e.g. towns, other people’s houses, public transport) etc. Do bear in mind any vaccination restrictions; if in doubt – discuss with your vet. Try to ensure that all experiences are positive and never force puppy to encounter anything!

Dogs are social animals which is why it is important to teach puppy how to be alone. Many dogs get referred to behaviour counsellors for separation issues and the unwanted behaviours often associated with them (e.g. barking, house soiling, or damage to the house). Start gradually and ensure that puppy never becomes distressed. Begin by slowly leaving him in a room on his own for a minute or two. Try this when puppy is tired and in a room that he usually settles in. Gradually leave puppy for slightly longer each time. The key is to make sure he is calm and relaxed, if he becomes distressed go back to the length of time when he was calm and lengthen the time more slowly. Don’t go in while puppy is barking – wait until there is a quiet moment, otherwise he will learn this is a good way of getting your attention.

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Beverley Hasler is an animal behaviourist with a post graduate diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling and has extensive experience of working professionally with animals for the past ten years. She can be contacted at thedogschool@btinternet.com

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