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Issue 10 / June 2012

and the surrounding villages

Inside this issue ◗ NEW - Sensory Gardens Opening ◗ ‘Get your Helmet On’ with our great new cycling page

◗ WIN - A keg of beer from Adnams! ◗ PLUS great features and stories to keep you entertained...

Friday 1st to Monday 4th June 2012 Fri: 6pm to 11pm, Sat - Mon 12pm to 11pm Adults £2 - Children (11-16) £1 - Under 11 Free See 2 Page 1 re o for m details!

Craft Fair ● Arena Events ● Live Music ● Fair Ground 80 Real Ales and 25 Ciders ●

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Welcome...

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hope everyone has had a good month.

The weather hasn’t been great but I hope everyone got out and about, pampered themselves, went to some of our events listed and had a great time. I would like to apologise to Louise Dunthorne and Anne Marie Lilly about the Bowen page in last month’s issue as it had some errors. The correct version is up on our facebook so take a look. We have a great issue this month. Our Ready for Summer Makeover has been drawn and you can see all of the details of the winner inside. We also have a cycling page. The Willoughby School now have a beautiful sensory garden, take a look inside at the amazing work they have done with donations. Have a good read and don’t forget to let me know what you think about the magazine, what’s your favourite article?

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I like its compact size, the technology and events page. Also, the local articles of interest makes it a good read. I also like receiving it. Avice Budd

Discovering Bourne is full of briliant info for Bourne and surrounding areas, which is why my family who now live in New Zealand look forward to their copy. Jane Mulhern

I also wanted to say how interesting and informative the Discovering Bourne magazine is. I came upon it purely by chance and now go out of my way to collect every issue. I live out in the fens and sometimes feel very isolated, but your little magazine has changed all of that. It is packed full of great reads and useful info that helps me to keep in touch. You all do a great job and the bonus is that your magazine is free! Please keep up the good work and thank you once again. Margaret Tichner

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Thank you to our contributors and advertisers, without whom this publication could not be possible. Cover image supplied by A Portrait of Bourne

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Advertising Opportunities: Dawn King: 07982 422135 dawn@discoveringbourne.co.uk To suggest a story or contact the editor: Sian Rogers: 07933 580279 sian@discoveringbourne.co.uk For deliveries/distribution: Andrew Armstrong: 07780 922214 andy@discoveringbourne.co.uk c/o Bourne Leisure Centre, Queens Road, Bourne, PE10 9DX Discovering Bourne is published by a local team and is not associated with any other business. Care is taken to ensure that the content and information is correct, however we cannot take any responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by any errors. Permission must be granted to reproduce, copy or scan anything from this publication. For a copy of our contributors’ guidelines please email info@ discoveringbourne. co.uk

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How to get in touch If you would like to get in touch with please email info@discoveringbourne. co.uk with Mayor in the subject heading.

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A final word from your Mayor

Brenda Johnson

his will probably be my last article in this magazine as by the time you read this I would have handed the chain over to my successor who I hope has a good year. It has been a real honour to represent the town over the last year. My husband and I have enjoyed the work we have done over the past 24 months being Deputy Mayor and then Mayor. I have had health problems during that time but am so pleased to now be able to walk without any sticks which proves that knee relacements can be successful. There are far too may people who have supported me during this period to mention, but we should be proud of our town and the people who live and work in it. With the town growing in population, this town has the potential to

improve even more in the future. I am so pleased to see the Skate Park becoming a reality and dissapointed to see the opposition to it start. I have spoken to the skaters and BMX riders in the town who are polite and respectful. I also hope that people will get behind this important project. I hope that you will all enjoy the rest of the year and participate in the forthcoming events which will be on offer. It is a really important time with the added opportunity to see the BMR rally return to the town. Please remember that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, this saying is so true and has seen me through a lot. Many thanks for everyones support. Kindest regards

Brenda Johnson

Area Nick Smith

Policing your By PC The Summer has arrived and there appears we have had not much sun. You may have been aware that we were experiencing a high level of Catalytic Converter thefts in the early part of the year which has affected a number of residents within the Bourne and Market Deeping area. This appears to have subsided and I was wondering whether this was down to our property marking days that went on throughout the local area or would it be because there have been a couple arrests of persons believed to have committed these crimes. (I’ll let you decide) There is a list at Bourne Police Station if you missed the marking days. 6

It is coming up to the Queens Jubilee and as you will all be aware there are numerous plans to hold street parties within the Bourne and Billingborough area and we also have the Bourne Festival. The police have been asked if they could supply police cones for these street parties. The police do not have enough police cones to be able to supply you all. I would request that you do your best with what you are presented with and I do hope you all have an enjoyable day whatever you decide to do. On a more saddening note I would like to inform you all that in the very near future I will be standing down as the Bourne and Billingborough Neighbourhood Policing Manager. I would like to thank you all for your support and hope you give the colleague who is replacing me the same support.

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LOCAL NEWS IN YOUR AREA Bourne Bullets have about 40 members aged between 6 and 14

Cycling to success

Bourne Wheelers cycling club has been around for over 25 years with youths being apart of it for the last seven years called Bourne Bullets getting people involved with all different aspects of cycling. Mark Botteley, who is a qualified coach helps runs the Bourne Bullets which has about 40 members aged between 6 and 14 who take part in casual rides, cyclo cross and time trials. There are weekly sessions where young people can go learn various new skills. Bourne, Spalding, Peterborough and Fenland Clarions cycle clubs have four annual competitions each year where Bourne has won for the past four years. The club has helped a lot of young people, with the average age being 10/11 year olds develop their skills in cycling and gone on to better things.

Sian Botteley (15) – has recently competed in the UK School Games. Tim James (14)– Racing to National Standards Campbell Pollock (14) – Racing to National Series Maddie Gammons (12) – Racing to National Series

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Ali Slater, 19, trained with the Bourne Bullets and now is a part of the GB academy who comes back now and again and helps train with the young members.

Membership (Annually) Senior £10 Youth £5

Meeting Days

Wednesday Evenings (Summer months) Sunday Mornings Monday (youths) 1st Sat every month Bourne Woods cycle These days are £1.50 for members and £2 for non members so come along and try it out.

Contact

www.bournewheelers.wordpress.com Mark Botteley: botteley@aol.com

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..Bourne Market by Rex Needle

he weekly market was founded by royal charter granted to the Lord of the Manor of Bourne, Baldwin Wake, by King Edward I in 1279 and continues after more than 700 years despite misgivings about its future in the face of competition from supermarkets. The original charter document, now in the British Museum, gave permission for trading to take place on Saturdays and this tradition has continued to the present day although a Thursday market was later added and this has become the more popular of the two. Many similar market towns were being established in England at this time and although the number was seriously reduced by the Black Death, they flourished again during 1500-1650 when Bourne was one of thirty-seven market towns in Lincolnshire. The stalls were originally erected in the market place, now the town centre, around a stone market or butter cross on the west side, ten feet high and standing on an octagonal base with three steps around which the people would gather to gossip and to buy and sell their wares. Old documents indicate that it survived until 1803 but its fate after that is unknown. The manorial rights were eventually acquired by the Cecil family whose distinguished member William Cecil became the first Lord

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Burghley, and this entitled his descendants, the Marquesses of Exeter, to receive the market rents. In 1962, the then marquess sold the rights to Bourne Urban District Council and in the local government re-organisation of 1974, they passed to South Kesteven District Council which now collects the market tolls and is responsible for its administration. In later years, the danger from passing traffic to customers using the stalls along North Street and West Street became apparent when a lady shopper was hit by a lorry and in 1990 the council moved them to a safer location, a specially paved area behind the Town Hall where it remains to this day. In past times, the market was a noisy and sometimes riotous event with a great deal of drinking in the local public houses which remained open all day. In 1924, for instance, residents living in the vicinity complained that the late hour of closing on Saturday nights was keeping them awake and demanded that the stalls be removed by 10 pm in order that they could get some sleep. Today, the market is strictly regulated and has usually gone by midafternoon.

Š REX NEEDLE 2012

Archive photograph shows the weekly market as it was in 1900.

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LOCAL NEWS IN YOUR AREA

Bourne Festival

Bourne Round Table is pleased to bring you the Bourne Festival from Friday 1st June to Monday 4th June at the Wellhead Field. We will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary Year, on the same weekend as the Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, so we hope you will come and join us.

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e have a number of activities happening during the day and evening. Daytime activities include Craft Stalls, Face Painting, a Fun Fair, plenty of food outlets and arena events (such as: local sports clubs demonstrations, Zumba, Tai Chi, a Children’s Show and all of these are designed for you to have a go too!). We will of course have live bands performing and our popular beer tent throughout the Festival. Headline bands for this year are The

Opening Times and Admission Prices:

Almaboobies on Friday evening, The League of Mentalmen on Saturday evening, QEII (Queen Tribute Band) on Sunday evening and, courtesy of Bourne Mayor Helen Powell, Planet ABBA on Monday evening. There is also an ABBA Fancy Dress Competition on Monday evening and the Battle of the Bands Competition during the day on Monday. Bourne Round Table looks forward to welcoming you at the Bourne Festival 2012 and together let’s make this a great event for Bourne!

Day Times Price Weekend Pass Friday 1st June 6.00pm to 11.00pm £2 Saturday 2nd June 12.00pm to 11.00pm £2 £5 Sunday 3rd June 12.00pm to 11.00pm £2 Monday 4th June 12.00pm to 10.30pm FREE

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Technology

Broadband Speed - are you getting what you pay for?

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uring home and small business visits, it is quite frequent for my customers to have no idea what broadband speed they are receiving, or know what service they are paying for. There are a number of web sites that provide a free service for testing your broadband link. My favourite, due to its reliability, is www.speedtest.net To use this site enter the address into your web browser and the test screen will load. The button you need is the BEGIN TEST button, ignore the others as they are adverts for other applications and services. Click on the Test button and the tool will begin to test and measure your Broadband speed. When complete it will display the results. The test result shown below is for my service at Witham on the Hill (BT Broadband). I pay for an 8Mbps service and my results vary between 5Mbps and 7Mbps depending on time and day and who else is using the service at the time. Note that it is very rare for someone to obtain the full level of service but you should be within 60% of the maximum or greater. If not complain to your service provider.

So How Do I Know What I’m Paying For? Most Internet Service Providers (ISP) will show the best level of service available for your location on their web site. An example is by visiting www.btbroadband.com, you will find a button on the screen that lets you request this, whether you are a BT customer or not. Your bill should also show you your contracted service level, if not, call your ISP and ask them for the information. Be armed with the results of the speed-test though so you can report any performance problems to them at the same time. Note, that this tool will notify you of any future service offerings. Currently BT are reporting a date of 30th September for availability of the BT Infinity service to Bourne. Sadly this does not apply to the surrounding villages. However, the tool mentioned above will provide a link for you to register interest in your location receiving BT Infinity. The more residents that register interest, the faster a service will be provided to that area.

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Ready For Summer

Makeover Winner!

Thrilled reader Avice Budd was the winner of our Ready For Summer Makeover by having her hair, nails, make-up and choice of a spray tan or sun beds by Bojangles, as well as being photographed in The Angel Hotel wearing clothes from Just Jane and Bells and Bows. Before

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t the start of the day Avice chose a lovely summer evenings dress with a small wrap cardigan from Just Jane and jewellery and shoes from Bells and Bows. Once the outfit was chosen it was on to BoJangles to get; her hair cut and styled by Sarah, BoJangles Experts: beautifully done make-up by Aimee Sarah - Style Director. and GELeration nails 17 years experience. done by Anna in a Anna - Hair Designer/ gorgeous pink Nail Technician. 5 years sparkle colour. experience. Avice was thrilled with the end result Aimee - Beauty and is going to keep Therapist. 8 years getting GELeration experience. nails.

Avice after her makeover

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EVERY MONTH

Ray Pawlett looks at how Tai Chi can help sufferers with arthritis

Tai Chi and Arthritis

Recently, I had an enquiry from a lady who wanted to know if Tai Chi could help her arthritis. It was a good question! I wanted to give a true answer so I put my researcher hat on! I wanted to give a true answer as inaccuracies in this case could easily cause permanent injury.

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he answer was a resounding YES - it can help. There are certain things that you need to know before taking on Tai Chi lessons if you are an arthritis sufferer. They are: You should not strain your knees - Gentle work will strengthen the knee and improve the overall strength, circulation and mobility but go slowly with it. Stance is very important - The Tai Chi stance should not be too low and the knee should be oriented correctly. Protect your knees - If the training hurts your knee at all, then it is time to rest. Do not try to “work through” the pain barrier. Avoid movement - Avoid movement that causes you to twist your knee whilst you are carrying weight on it Diet can help - There is much information available about the effects of diet upon arthritis but here are a couple of good tips: • Sugar, alcohol and caffeine are unlikely to help. • Green tea has been shown in studies to help, especially if coupled with Tai Chi or other correct exercise.

“Since starting Tai Chi the impact of arthritis on their lives has reduced” Meditation and Chi Gung - These practices can increase the amount of energy and relaxation which is beneficial. Treatments - Such as Shiatsu and Acupuncture have helped people. The comments above are a summary of a discussion that I have had with various doctors, Tai Chi masters and arthritis sufferers. They are all very sensible guidelines for a person who is thinking of taking up Tai Chi as a part of their arthritis management strategy. After completing the research, I realised that I actually have an excellent and real source of information about arthritis and Tai Chi. I asked a senior citizen Tai Chi group if they had any stories about arthritis and Tai Chi. Nearly all of them said that they did get arthritis but since they have started Tai Chi the impact of arthritis on their lives has reduced significantly.

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Body & Beauty

Osteoporosis Osteopath Jo Sunner looks at Osteoporosis

If you have osteoporosis it means that you have lost some bone material. Your bones become less dense which makes them more prone to break (fracture). Osteoporosis mainly affects older people but it can affect someone of any age. Some people have an increased risk of developing osteoporosis in later years but there are measures you can take to prevent or slow down bone loss. Medication can help to restore some bone in some cases. What can I do to prevent osteoporosis?

The following may help to prevent or slow down bone loss. This advice is for everyone. Exercise can help, the pulling and tugging on the bones by your muscles during exercise helps to stimulate bone-making cells which helps to strengthen bones. Regular weight-bearing exercise throughout life is best and it's never too late to start. This means exercise where your feet and legs bear your body's weight, such as brisk walking, aerobics, dancing and running.

Food and diet

Calcium and Vitamin D are important for bone health. Your body needs adequate supplies of Vitamin D in order to absorb the calcium that you eat or drink in your diet. The recommended daily intake for calcium in adults over the age of 50 is at least 1,000 mg per day. Calcium - you can get 1,000 mg of calcium by:

- Drinking a pint of milk a day (this can include semi-skimmed or skimmed milk)

- Eating things like; 50g of hard cheese like

Edam or Cheddar, 125g pot of yoghurt or 50g of sardines.

- Bread, calcium-fortified soya milk, some

vegetables (curly kale, okra, spinach, and watercress) and some fruits (dried apricots, dried figs, and mixed peel) are also good sources of calcium. Butter, cream, and soft

cheeses do not contain much calcium. Vitamin D - there are only a few foods that are a good source of Vitamin D:

- 115 g (4 oz) of

cooked salmon or cooked mackerel provide 400 IU of Above: Osteoporosis Vitamin D. The same amount in the vertebrae of Vitamin D can also be obtained from 170 g (6 oz) of tuna fish or 80 g (3 oz) of sardines (both canned in oil).

- Vitamin D is also made by your body after

exposure to the sun. Your skin is triggered from the ultraviolet ray.

Smoking and drinking

Chemicals from tobacco can get into your bloodstream and can affect your bones, making bone loss worse. If you smoke, you should try to make every effort to stop. Also, you should try to cut down on your alcohol intake if you drink more than three units of alcohol daily.

The expert...

Mr J. Sunner. DO.BSc(ost). Registered Osteopath Telephone: 01778 391714. Mobile: 07943 336 336 www.osteopathclinic.com or email josunner@gmail.com

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All you need to know

Pet Page

about Kittens

This is the time of year that most kittens are born and many people may be thinking about getting a kitten to join their family.

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ou can buy a pedigree kitten from a breeder or get a regular moggy from rescue centres, adverts or friends. Kittens from rescue organisations should have had a health check by a vet and been treated for worms and fleas, an adoption fee is asked and they will usually do a home visit. Make sure your kitten is healthy with clear bright eyes and no sign of sneezing or diarrhoea. Kittens are old enough to leave their mother at 8-9 weeks.

to share. If your family would like two cats, brothers and sisters will probably have a better chance of getting on as adults but this doesn’t mean they will automatically get on once they grow up and you may experience behavioural issues as they get older. If your family would rather have a single cat, then take one kitten and give it plenty of love and attention so it will grow up very happy. Two cats are twice the cost of one in every way and it is important that you can afford the proper care for your cat.

If your cat will live indoors, you will need to provide a great deal of stimulation and occupation for it to compensate for the lack of exercise, play and interest it would get from outside. Without this, your cat may develop behavioural problems as they are very independent natures which cannot be trained to be the type of cat you want. Choosing an older cat may be better as their personality has formed and you know what you are getting.

It doesn’t make any difference whether you choose a male or female as long as your kitten is neutered at around 5-6 months. Both may spray or wee in the house if they are anxious or stressed. Un-neutered male cats will roam, fight and smell awful and females will come into season as early as 5 months, if your kitten has kittens during her first year it puts immense strain on her as it is too soon.

Many cats contentedly live together but many really do not wish

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If your family would like two cats, brothers and sisters will probably have a better chance of getting on as adults

Once you have your kitten, register it at your vet as it needs vaccinating against Cat Flu, Enteritis and Leukaemia and will require an annual booster throughout its life. You should have your kitten micro-chipped before it goes out of doors and it will need to be neutered at around 5 months. Your cat will need to be regularly treated for worms and fleas. Pet insurance will help cover non-routine veterinary bills and enable you to provide the best possible care for your cat. Kittens can make a delightful addition to any family but think carefully before you decide to have one. Your cat will live for many years and deserves a committed and responsible owner for life. By Griselda Winn MSc

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Home & Garden

June Hints & Tips by..

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1) Pond care

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Green ‘pea soup’ water in ponds is often caused by a lack of aquatic plants. Make sure your pond is stocked with plenty of oxygenating plants and marginals, and cover at least a third of the water surface with floating plants – including water-lilies. Adding barley-straw or an algaecide to the water or installing a pump and filter might also help.

2) Garden furniture

If you haven’t seen your garden furniture or barbecue since last summer, now is a good time to rescue them from the back of the shed and give them a good spruce up ready for plenty of outdoor entertaining. If your furniture and barbecue are past their sell by date then this is a good time to replace them.

3) Water features

Bring your garden to life with the gentle sound of water. There are lots of different types of water features from big to small so you will find something to suit your garden.

4) Strawberries

Strawberries need pampering if you want to enjoy the juiciest of fruits this summer. Water regularly – especially plants in pots or strawberry towers – and feed weekly with a high potash liquid fertiliser. In addition, watch out for slugs and birds who love the fruit as much as we do. The easiest way to deter birds is to cover the plants with netting.

5) Baskets and containers

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Make the most of your hanging baskets and containers this year and ensure they provide a display to be proud of by using a controlled-release fertiliser and water-retention gel in the compost. Check that hanging basket brackets will hold the weight and replace any that are suspect. You could use selflowering brackets or install a drip watering system to make watering easier. If you haven’t planted your containers and want instant results, think about ready-planted ones.

Plants of the Month

Brighten up your garden with the Plants of the Month. During the summer there’s so much to choose from for instant colour, including: Roses, Buddleia, Cistus, Deutzia, Hebes, Philadelphus, Lilacs and Weigela together with: Aquilegia, Delphiniums, hardy Geraniums, Irises and Lupins.

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Patio

Home & Garden

Part 2

Laying a

Last month we looked at planning your own patio with advice about what materials best to use and some popular ideas that can be used. By Branch Bros

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Once you have designed your patio and purchased the materials it is time for the heavy work to begin! It is important to understand what will be required to get the job done and you will need some practical skills, suitable tools and some previous experience would also be an advantage! If in any doubt of your abilities, you can always employ the services of a good local tradesman, many of whom will be recommended due to their previous work. Many will be happy to secure work on a ‘labour only’ basis and give a fair price for installation – just ask around. But for those with the capabilities, just follow a few practical guidelines and you will achieve a finished job worthy of your favourite place in the garden.

Foundations

These vary depending on ground conditions but a firm and well compacted base is essential to apply your paving to. On very firm ground compacted sharp sand might be adequate, but often the area will be softer soils and this will need to be excavated and replaced with hardcore (a simple limestone material well compacted is fine for this).

Levels

From the start plan your levels as these are important to ensure that water is taken off the patio when finished and where possible away from buildings. Use wooden pegs with a straight edge and lines to mark out. Surface water should be directed to a soakaway in your garden and this is easily achieved using channels and other common drainage products. Often gravels are used around the edges to allow surface water to soak through and can also be a helpful way of filling in those awkward edges and borders.

Laying Unless the paving being used is machine pressed type with square edges (these are often found as budget flags or council type grey slabs); the patio slabs must be wet bedded on a suitable mortar mix of sand and cement. This allows for variations of thickness and shape and helps to achieve an even lay. Each slab is carefully tapped down onto the mortar bed whilst following your levels and gradients. A suitable gap (minimum 10mm) must be left for pointing later and it is important to keep joints clear of the mortar at least 25mm deep.

Pointing

After laying, allow at least 24hours before attempting to walk on the patio. Whilst a fine sand and cement mortar can still be used for pointing, it will often later crack and come out requiring ongoing remedial work. A more permanent solution and much faster to install is a specialist jointing material (Geofix or similar). This is brushed in an sets hard to a long lasting finish. Always follow manufacturers instructions as these need to be adhered to strictly to achieve a successful job.

Further Information

There is a wealth of information from paving manufacturers readily available in their brochures and on websites that will give you more detailed help and advice. Many hints and tips will vary between authors but all will follow a similar practical theme. It is fair to say that if you spend the time getting it right in the first place your patio will give you years of durable use.

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New Sensory Garden

The Willoughby School in Bourne welcomed guests to their sensory gardens opening day to show what all donations from the community and local businesses helped to create.

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n 11th May Adam Booker, the headteacher, welcomed everyone who donated money to help create a sensory garden for the children, to come and see the end result. There was a good outcome of over fifty people who attended, with the weather being sunny for the duration with drinks and nibbles on offer. The sensory garden had various equipment to get the children active, there was a sensory wheel that when spun small balls inside span around. A sound beam that when activated by movement made animal sounds, another is soon being put in at the other end with rainforest noises along with a beautiful array of flowers which the sixth form will upkeep.

Mini’s and Junior’s along with various members of the public (see our Facebook page for details). With all the equipment that has been purchased for the garden along with a wonderful array of flowers, it is a real asset to the school. Well done to everyone that helped make it happen.

Some of the people that helped donate money are Sainsbury’s, Roundtable, RAOB, Bourne

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Diamond Jubilee Events

June Events 10th

Bourne Classic Car and Bike Show, 10am, Well Head Park.

10th Woodland Half marathon,

Bourne Woods. 10:30am. 300 entrants limit. Register at: www.fat-feet.co.uk/running-events.

19th Ceilion, £10 ticket available

24th

from Barnabas Shop, North St. 7:30pm - 11:30pm. Bourne Corn Exchange, 3 Abbey Rd, PE10 9EF. 01778 395223.

St Barnabas Bike Blast. 11am start. £7.50 booking and on the day. 01522 540300 or 01476 591010. www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk

WIN!

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Up to 10th Diamond Jubilee Exhibition,

Baldocks Mill. 2pm-4pm every day.

Jubilee Tea Party, Grimsthorpe Castle, PE10 0LY. 01778 591205.

3rd 3rd

4th

4th 9th

Party in the Park, Lawrence Park, Thurlby from 12 noon. Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration, Past 60 years fashion stalls, Recreation Ground, PE10 9HF. Planet Abba, Bourne Beer Festival, Wellhead Field from 8pm til 10pm. Jubilee afternoon tea followed with a jubilee quiz, Abbey Church Hall, PE10 9DQ, 3pm. Tickets £5. 01778 424017.

a Keg of Beer from Adnams (18+)

o win this prize read the text below and answers the questions, good luck!

Adnams have been brewing in Southwold since 1842 when George and Ernest Adnams brought the Sole Bay Brewery with the help of their father. At Adnams, we want to make sure that our impact on society is a positive one. Our values are rooted in making great products without costing the earth. From working with local farmers and producers to partnering with a local business to install an anaerobic digestion plant that turns brewery and food waste into biogas. We are made up of twelve stores and our store is situated near Bourne within the Waterside Garden Centre in Baston.

HOW TO ENTER Q1 – How many stores are Adnams made up of?

Q2 - What is your favourite part of our magazine and why? (This will be featured in our postbag)

Send your answers and contact details to: Discovering Bourne, c/o Bourne Leisure Centre, Queens Rd, Bourne, PE10 9DX. Email entries to be sent to info@ discoveringbourne.co.uk. This competition will close at the end of the month.

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For Police ring 101 (the nonemergency number).

Youth

Edinburgh Crescent, PE10 9DT. 01778 422365. office@bourneacademy.org

Bourne Boys Brigade

Willoughby School

Bourne Girls Brigade

Morton C of E Primary School Station Road, Morton,

Bourne Methodist Church, Abbey Road, PE10 9EF. Roger: 01778 425336 Bourne Methodist Church, Abbey Road, PE10 9EF. 01778 423729

Bourne Army Cadets

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

South Rd, PE10 9JD. 01778 425203. enquiries@willoughby.lincs.sch.uk

PE10 0NN. 01778 570389.

Thurlby Community Primary School

Bourne Youth Centre

Lawrance Park, Crown Lane, Thurlby, PE10 0EZ. 01778 423311.

cherry.sheppard@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Edenham CofE Primary School

Queens Rd, PE10 9DX. 07796 314843.

Bourne Town Girls FC Julie: 01778 424341

Salvation Army Youth Club

Manning Rd, Bourne, 01778 421916 or 01778 393459

Bourne Youth Theatre

Judith Fellows: 01778 422449 Judithfellows@hotmail.com

Stamford and Bourne District Scouts Margaret Scott: 01780 762405

Bourne Town Harriers

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

Schools Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy

Abbey Road, PE10 9EP. 01778 422163. enquiries@bourneabbey.lincs.sch.uk

Bourne Grammar School South Road, PE10 9JE. 01778 422288.

enquiries@bourne-grammar.lincs.sch.uk

Bourne Westfield Primary Academy

Westbourne Park, PE10 9QS. 01778 424152. enquiries@bournewestfield.lincs.sch.uk

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Clubs

Bourne Academy

School Lane, Edenham, PE10 0LP. 01778 591207.

Churches

Bourne Abbey Church Church Lane, PE10 9UQ. 01778 424584. info@bourneabbey.org.uk Bourne Baptist Church West Street, PE10 9NE. 01778 424206. Bourne & Deeping RC Church 3 St Gilberts Road, PE10 9XB. 07988 682925. Bourne Methodist Church Abbey Road. 01778 394380. St John the Baptist Church High Street, Morton PE10 0AP. Bourne United Reformed Church Eastgate, PE10 9JY. 01775 722311. The Salvation Army Manning Rd, PE10 9ET. 01778 393459 / 421916. Richard.durrant@salvationarmy.org.uk

New Day Baptist Church High Street Morton 01778570656 www.morton-hanthorpe.org.uk/ organisations_baptists.htm St Firmin’s Church 10 Church Street, Thurlby, PE10 0EH. 01778 422475.

Toolbar Bourne Snooker Centre, Cherry Holt Rd. 07749689026. Rotary Club of Bourne St Peter Toft House Hotel, Toft, PE10 0JT. Alan Kaye: 01778 560458. Evergreen Care Trust 01780 765900. www.evergreencare.org.uk Bourne Arthritis Support Group 01778 426394. Bourne Scrabble Club Methodist Church, Abbey Rd, PE10 9EF. Betty Benton: 01778 425234. Bourne and District Bridge Club Wake House, North St, PE10 9AE. 01778 423313 or 01778 420278. Bourne Motor Racing Club The Coachhouse, Angel Hotel, North Street PE10 9EF. David Dykes: 01733 253867. A Handful of Harmonies www.handfulofharmonies.co.uk Bourne Borderers Edenham Village Hall, Church Ln, PE10 0LS. Elly: 01476 550741 or www.bourneborderers.co.uk Bourne Children’s Centre Queens Road, Bourne PE10 9DX. 01778 395895. Bourne Darby & Joan Club Memorial Gardens, South Road. 01778 570571. Rotary Club of Bourne David Staples: 01778 423121. Bourne Business Chamber Kevin Hicks: 01778 394687. Bourne Ladies Dinner Club Conservatives Offices, North Street. Shirley Fairbairn: 01778 424613. New Born Woman’s Institute Corn Exchange. Mrs Jane Brown: 01778 420418. The Gateway Leisure Club for people with learning disabilities Bourne Youth Centre, Queens Rd, PE10 9DX, 01778 424235.

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Bourne Preservation Trust Wake House, North Street. 07825 515394.

info@bournepreservationsociety.co.uk

Hereward Probus Club Wishing Well, Dyke, PE10 0AF. 01778 393031. Dementia Support Group Corn Exchange, PE10 9AF. Kate Marshall: 01778 440153. Friends of Bourne Woods Sarah: 07760 468052. Bourne U3A Val Palmer: 01778 394998. Val.U3A@talktalk.net Parkinson’s Disease Society 01778 440695 / 345395. Bourne and South Lincs ME Support Group Wake House, North Street, PE10 9AE. Jan Limback: 01778 425422. janlimback@hotmail.com Support Group of the Salvation Army Manning Road, PE10 9ET. Bourne Civic Society Heritage Centre/Baldocks Mill, 21 South Street, PE10 9LY. 01778 422775. Bourne Arthritis Support Group 1st Thursday of every month, Community Room, Meadow Court, Meadow Close, PE10 9EL. Bourne Round Table PO Box 95 PE10 1AF. 07970 083134. info@bournefestival.com Organ Club John Wass: 01733 424 947. Musical Minis Pre-school music group for babies and toddlers. Janie: 01778 570340. janiemcc@sky.com.

Charities

Royal British Legion Burghley Street, PE10 9NS. 01778 421110. Bourne Arts and Community Trust Wake House, PE10 9AE. 01778 393517. wakehouse@talktalk.net

Bourne and Thurlby First Responders 01778 420357 or 07875 308837. Bourne United Charities 01778 422387. The Salvation Army Manning Road, PE10 9ET. 01778 421916/ 393459.

Richard.durrant@salvationarmy.org.uk

SSAFA Forces Help Nev Johnson: 01778 394483. Biritish Red Cross 01778 426452. Mencap Housing and Support 01778 423726. Bourne & District Lions Club PO Box 57, Bourne PE10 9HB. help@bournelions.org.uk 0845 833 2810. Len Pick Trust PO BOX 92, Bourne, Lincs PE10 1AD. 01778 424159. Fax: 01778 426711 enquiries@lenpicktrust.org.uk The Butterfield Centre 2 North Road, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 9AP. 01778 421422

DebbieHague@thebutterfield.plus.com

St Barnabas Lincs Hospice Hannah Thompson: 01476 591010.

Doctors

Market Cross Surgery

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

Glenside Country Practice

12b High Street, Castle Bytham, Grantham, NG33 4RZ. 01780 410205. www.thebythams.org.uk St John’s Drive, Corby Glen, Grantham NG33 4LY. 01476 550251. www.thebythams.org.uk

Handy Numbers Hereward Group Practice Exeter St, PE10 9XR. 01778 391700.

Sports Bourne Abbots Petanque Club Abbey Lawns, PE10 9EP. 01778 394083. bournepetanque@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, PE10 0AX. 01778 393420. Bourne & District Lawn Tennis Club Abbey Lawns, Abbey Road, PE10 9EP. Helen Whitfield: 01775 670252. Bourne Town FC Abbey Lawns, PE10 9EP. 01778 420456. Brotherhood Kickboxing Academy, Bourne Martial Arts Centre, 3 Victor Way, PE10 9PT. 07944 281892. www.brotherhoodkickboxing.co.uk Bourne Town Bowls Club Abbey Lawns, Abbey Road PE10 9EP. 01778 423338. Bourne Deeping Hockey Club susanmoakley@googlemail.com Bourne Outdoor Pool Abbey Lawns, Abbey Rd, Bourne, PE10 9ET. 01778 422063. Tracy Hankin Bourne 4 Fitness tracyhankinbourne4fitness.com tracyhankin72@gmail.com 07799250581. Bourne Leisure Centre Queens Road, Bourne, PE10 9DX Tel: 01778 421 435.

To be included in this directory, send your details to:

Galletly Medical Practice 40 North Road, PE10 9BT. 01778 562200.

New Springwells Practice The Surgery, Station Rd, Rippingale, PE10 0TA. 01778 440200. info@ruralmedical.co.uk

sian@discoveringbourne.co.uk (marking the subject Handy Numbers) or call

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