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Issue 11 / July 2012

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Pupils transferring to secondary education in 2013 or 2014 and their parents/carers are warmly invited to the Bourne Academy Open Evening which will be held on

Thursday 12 July 2012 6.00pm — 8.00pm An opportunity to take a guided tour with our Year 7 students and view everything Bourne Academy has to offer. Meet the students in our refurbished classrooms, view the facilities and take part in a variety of activities. There will be a short presentation by the Headteacher, Mr Reilly, at 6.00pm and 7.00pm in the School Hall. Refreshments will be available throughout the evening. Bourne Academy Edinburgh Crescent Bourne PE10 9DT Telephone: 01778 422365 Email:


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ello everyone.

Hope you all had an eventful Jubilee weekend and went to all the events that happened around Bourne. A stand out event was the Bourne Festival. It was set out over four eventful days with activities and amusements for everyone’s liking. Summer is here, the nights are getting lighter and we are getting some very hot days so lets hope they keep coming so we can have a great summer. It’s nearly time for the Olympic Torch to come through Thurlby and Bourne so don’t miss out what time it is coming. This month we have an amazing competition from The Grange Spa so don’t forget to enter, you won’t want to miss it! Along with this we have all our monthly articles so it’s time to find out about Otisis externa, find out the latest about safes, healthy eating and much more! Keep your comments coming as we love to hear from you.

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As I am of the older generation, technology does not come easily to me. However, the article by Taff Lovesey is easy to understand so I keep them each month for future reference. C Robinson

Also, the Directory in Discovering Bourne is extremely helpful. I keep every episode as I am usually using it to contact different companies. Very useful indeed. C Wynn

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


A word

from your Mayor

Helen Powell

ello everyone. I am very honoured to be given the opportunity as the Mayor of Bourne and will endeavour to do my very best for Bourne. The reception after the Mayor making meeting was fabulous, with a supper and musical entertainment with many family, friends, colleagues and fellow councillors. We all enjoyed a chat, caught up and listened to Richard Cejers beautiful guitar playing and singing. Thank you to everyone for coming and making the night really special. I hope we can get to meet as many people as possible and find out what Bourne is really all about. Bourne Round Table have done an amazing job to put on The Bourne Festival for us each year, with more and more for the children to do and see. There were brilliant local bands, with an appearance from HRH the Queen (well done to Peter Bannister) who introduced the last band of the show, “Planet Abba”, who had a packed marquee that left the


Take care and Kindest regards

Helen Powell


Policing your By Inspector Chris Davison

t has been about eight months since I left Bourne, but I still have very fond memories of working in the town. I always found Bourne to be a very welcoming place with a community spirit that is still one of the best of all the towns that I have been stationed at in Lincolnshire. As I now work in the neighbouring sector of Spalding, I wanted to share with you some information about a scam that has been hitting our towns. If you receive a telephone call from someone claiming to be from the Police or a bank Fraud Team, please DO NOT tell them your bank details. We have very sadly had reports of people providing their bank details as they have been told that their bank accounts have been “compromised”, only to then find that large


audience wanting more. Thank you to all the sponsors for making this wonderful event possible. The bandstand project is coming along very nicely and due to the generosity of a lot of very kind people we will be looking to start construction very soon. The wonderful Skate Park design is really a masterpiece and I think if it were built indoors in three sections with a coffee/snack bar and viewing gallery it would really put Bourne on the map and provide an excellent all year round venue. Three sections would provide more cross sections of ability skating at the same time and could be marshalled inside more easily and not losing any days to rainy weather. Attracting other skaters would also bring more trade to the town as parents would come shopping after dropping their children off.

sums of money have been transferred out from their accounts. While the Police work hard to trace the money, and the offenders, prevention is better than the cure, so NEVER give out your bank details on the telephone. Some truly heart-breaking stories have been reported to us, where well-meaning members of the public have lost their life savings to these confidence tricksters. The Police will NEVER ring you and ask you for your bank details. If you receive a call like this, please call us on telephone number 101, and then call your bank to report what has happened. You’ve worked hard to earn your money, and we would like you to keep a hold of it and not hand it over to these unprincipled criminals!

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HOW MUCH DO YOU VALUE YOUR Valuables? Master Locksmith Barry Meech explains what makes a safe… SAFE Most safes at the lower end of the price spectrum do not have any rating or specification, and insurance companies only recognise certain specifications on safes. They also require the safe to have been properly installed, ideally bolted to both the floor and wall with the correct fixings.

CASH RATINGS EXPLAINED Safes that have a rating have been manufactured for a specific purpose; the construction of the case, door and lock has been tested to rigorous high standards to withstand attack. Cash Rating – eg. £2,000. This is the rating given to the safe for insurance purposes for the amount of cash it can hold. If more than this amount of cash is held in a safe with this rating, the insurance company would only pay out on the limit of £2,000.

VALUABLES RATING EXPLAINED Jewellery/Valuable Rating – eg. £2,000 x 10 = £20,000. This is the rating given to the safe for the value of jewellery/valuables it can hold. Remember that it is not just the monetary value of your valuables but the sentimental value of items, perhaps handed down through generations, that you need to take into account when deciding the rating you need.

FIRE SPECIFICATIONS EXPLAINED You may also want to store documents in your safe. There are safes made specifically

for this purpose and are fire-rated up to 60 minutes. A fire retardant document wallet can be used to protect your documents in a cash-rated safe up to 120 minutes. Each fire resistant safe goes through specific testing to determine its limits and is given a European or American Standard. These standards are preceded by 'NT FIRE', 'UL', 'VDMA' or 'KSG'.

WHICH LOCK? The type of lock on your safe is another thing to consider in making your choice. Are you good at remembering numbers? If you are then a digital lock would suit you. If you already have far too many numbers to remember then a key may be more convenient. There is also a range of biometric locks available, which are based on fingerprint recognition.

WHAT SIZE? What you want to keep in the safe and where the safe is to be located will determine the size you choose, although it is always a good idea to plan for the future. A security survey with a suitably qualified professional will allow you to discuss your needs in detail.

For more information contact BM Locksmiths on 01778 420533 or visit | July 2012




Olympic Torch Watch out for the torch passing through Thurlby and Bourne on the 4th July. It will come through Thurlby at 08:27 and arrive in Bourne at 08:53. Thurlby torch bearers are: • Paul Pester Hunter; • Bo Hayward; • Emma Fulwood; • Natalie Spires; • Rob May; • Sarah O'Brien Bourne torch bearers are: • Nicolas Robinson; • Daniel Dillon; • Livii Warwood-Hart; • Oliver Mas; • Richie Goodsell; • Victoria Ganley

You can see their stories on: Take a look at our route to make sure you take part in the torch passing.

Scam Artists

Written by Taff Lovesey

A telephone based scam has become very prevalent in the UK of late and I have had numerous local clients call me over the past few months requesting advice and assistance after being conned by this scam. All of these clients, with the exception of one, have been over 60 years old so the scam is targeting the senior citizen age group in particular. The Scam You will receive a cold call from someone claiming that they are from a large IT related company or your current provider regarding your network or PC. For them to “fix” this they will ask your credit card details. Here’s the golden rule: THERE IS NOT A SINGLE LEGITIMATE SERVICE PROVIDER THAT WILL CONTACT YOU IN THIS WAY, IF YOU RECEIVE SUCH A CALL IT IS A SCAM! DO NOT GIVE THEM ACCESS TO YOUR SYSTEM AND DO NOT PROVIDE ANY BANK OR CREDIT CARD DETAILS TO THEM! The severity of the scam varies and there are multiple ‘companies’ operating the scam. Most of these companies will do very little to


your system and may even place spyware on your system that can capture your PC usage, including login and password details, or allow them access to your PC at any time. If you have fallen for this scam you should contact your credit card company and/or bank immediately for advice on what you can do to recover the funds and to determine if you need to change your credit card for security purposes.

Public Meeting

of the Bourne & Billingborough Neighbourhood Policing Panel 7pm Thursday 12th July 2012 At Morton Village Hall All Are Welcome Come and Meet the Team Have Your Say on Local Policing Matters or any Concerns That You May Have YOUR VOICE NEEDS TO BE HEARD To Help Address our Communities POLICING ISSUES

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Discovering... ..Bourne military hospital by Rex Needle


ne of the most impressive patriotic gestures ever made in Bourne was the establishment of a military hospital to care for soldiers wounded or gassed in the trenches of Flanders and France during the Great War of 1914-18. People from all walks of life came forward to help when the government asked the town for assistance at a time of national crisis and by the end of the war, hundreds of wounded soldiers had passed through. The old Drill Hall in North Street, originally built as a Calvinist chapel in 1868 and then being used as the church vestry hall, was converted into a military hospital with additional accommodation in the National School next door, now used as the Conservative Party headquarters, and all was ready for the first patients when they arrived in December 1914. A local family doctor, John Gilpin, was appointed commandant and the hospital was soon accepting regular arrivals of wounded soldiers from a variety of regiments fighting in France. Once they began to recover, the town offered them the use of its facilities. The Bourne Institute in West Street, now the Pyramid Club, made them honorary members, entitling them to borrow books and play billiards without charge, while the Bourne Angling Society granted complimentary fishing permits and Bourne Tennis Club allowed them free use of their


courts in Burghley Street. Gifts from local people poured into the hospital including grouse and rabbits, cigarettes, eggs, soap, apples, marrows, plums, beans, chocolate, butter, aerated waters, cabbages, onions, pears, celery and lettuce. The war ended with the Armistice on 11th November 1918 and the hospital officially closed on Wednesday 1st January 1919. The night before, a New Year’s Eve farewell dance was held for patients and staff and there were tearful goodbyes as the last wounded soldiers left from Bourne station next morning when many of the townspeople turned out to wave them goodbye. The building was eventually cleared of its beds and medical equipment and returned to its previous role as the church Vestry Hall while the Red Cross nurses who had staffed it received a gold commemorative brooch and Dr Gilpin was awarded the MBE for his work as commandant. The hall is now a private home but a plaque inside remembers those times with an inscription recording the valiant effort of the town in providing forty hospital beds which were used for the treatment of 945 patients over a period of four years.


Archive photograph shows the hospital in 1916.

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Garlic Chicken in Puff Pastry

Serves: 2 | Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes


Two quality chicken breast fillets Two ready prepared frozen puff pastry sheets

Garlic butter ingredients

80g (3 oz) butter 2½ teaspoons fresh minced garlic 1 teaspoon of freshly chopped parsley

Creamy garlic sauce ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic (or more if you like) 2 tablespoons plain flour 300ml of milk 1 teaspoon freshly chopped parsley


1 2 3 4

Preheat oven to 200 degrees C/ gas mark 6.

Mix all the garlic butter ingredients together into a smooth consistency. Spoon evenly onto each chicken breast and fold end of chicken over to cover.


Wrap the chicken breast in puff pastry and cook for 40 mins.

Not suggested for first dates!

5 6

About 10 minutes before chicken is cooked, prepare the garlic sauce.

Melt the butter and garlic on a low heat in a saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in the flour until it forms a paste. Return to a medium/high heat and add milk and parsley. Stir continuously until thick.


When chicken is cooked and the sauce has thickened, pour the sauce onto a plate and place the chicken puff on top of it.

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Password Manager


By Taff


asswords, passwords everywhere, we always have to think! No matter where we turn these days we’re asked for passwords and security details. From bank accounts, to Facebook, to shopping online, on PCs, telephone – everyone seems to need a unique password. When selecting a password most people are aware of the simple rules; • Keep them unique – don’t use the same password for different things • Do not use personal data such as your birth date or family members’ names • Memorize them - never write them down All well and good, but if you have a unique password each time, how on earth are you supposed to remember them without submitting them to a paper copy? Thankfully there are applications available for your PC that will allow you to keep a secure copy of all your passwords. In this short article we’ll take a look at one of the free to use options; KeePass. KeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key. So you only have to remember a single master password to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using secure encryption algorithms so cannot be read without this master key. Here’s how to use it… • Go to the in your browser • Download and install v2.19 and run it The first thing we need to do is create a new password (database). • Select New and you will be prompted for a location for saving the database (the Documents folder is fine) • Enter a master password - this will be the password that allows you access to the KeePass tool so it is very important. Do not forget this one! • Name your database, add a note and click Next You should now see a set of categories. • Click on a category (e.g.; Internet) • Click Add Entry • Enter the site details and its unique password. Click OK Your password is now securely stored within KeePass. To see that password at any time, open KeePass and double click the required entry. You can switch between password ‘hidden’ and visible mode using You can ‘copy’ the password to the Windows Clipboard by using the Copy icon . You can then easily paste the password into your web page. Other useful features are available, including a password generator and a colour coded bar that advises on the security level of your selected password.


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Ray Pawlett looks at how Tai Chi can help senior sufferers

Tai Chi for Seniors

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that has been practiced by all ages for many years. However, scientific research has found that it is particularly effective for helping with some of the challenges that come in the senior years.

A good instructor will be able to ensure that sufferers of arthritis can benefit greatly from Tai Chi practice. Provided that correct body position is used, it can help improve joint strength and general fitness. Parkinson’s disease sufferers have benefited greatly from Tai Chi practice. The combination of better balance and greater flexibility has brought the spark back into many lives.

You do not need to have a pre-existing condition to benefit from Tai Chi. One person practicing Tai Chi for just over a year now said:

The gentle steady movement and breath control can benefit the heart and lungs of people in any age group. It can also increase your metabolic rate and can therefore help as part of a weight loss programme.


This cannot cure conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis and others, but it can be a very effective part of the management of these and other conditions. It does not work for everybody – some people just do not enjoy it. The only way to really find out is to give it a try. You could gain a lot from it and lose little!

After a session, I do not particularly feel like I have worked hard or feel particularly different. If I do miss a session though, I can tell, because I just do not feel quite as energetic or healthy.

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he exercises are usually done slowly and in a relaxed way. This has been proven to improve balance, benefit the heart, relax your mind, improve memory, improve muscle strength and flexibility and increase overall fitness.

Healthy eating healthy you

A healthy diet helps reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease and avoids weight gain – reducing the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure. It can also help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of some cancers.


f you already have a heart condition, having a healthy diet can still benefit your heart. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) thinks that as well as being ‘good for you’, eating healthily should be enjoyable too. If it is enjoyable, you are more likely to carry on eating healthily. It’s a good idea to get younger family members in the habit early, but it is never too late to start. Eating a healthy and balanced diet does not mean you always need to buy the most expensive foods. By making a few small changes to our daily lifestyles you can eat healthily, while saving money and reducing food waste at the same time. Here are some ideas for foods that are healthy, tasty and, best of all, won’t break the bank. Reach for the freezer. Keep a supply of frozen fruit and vegetables as they tend to be cheaper than fresh varieties but still count towards your five-a-day. Plus you can use them whenever you like.

essential that is both filling and cheap. It can be used in lots of different dishes like spaghetti bolognaise or lasagne. Go for wholegrain options if possible as they contain complex carbohydrates which are easier to burn off rather than store as fat than white pasta. Breakfast Oats the way to go. Breakfast is an important start to the day and porridge is a great choice. It’s cheap, and has no added salt or sugar. Alternatively, try mixing oats with plain low fat yoghurt and some grated apple and cinnamon. Lunch Take your own lunch. Make your own healthy packed lunch. Not only will you save pounds each week, you can be in control of what you eat. Leftovers also make delicious alternatives to high fat and salt laden microwave meals.

Tins win. Tinned oily fish such as sardines and salmon can be cheaper than buying fresh fish. They contain heart-friendly omega 3 fats, are simple to prepare and have a long shelf life. Opt for ones in spring water to keep the salt to a minimum to keep your blood pressure to a minimum.

Vegetables Veg out. Vegetables tend to cost less than meat, so why not try adding more vegetables to your dishes. The meat will go further, saving you money and cut out extra saturated fat.

Stock up on store cupboard staples. Canned tomatoes, beans and dried pulses are cheap and count towards your five-a-day. Beans on toast make a healthy lunch, but try to choose ones with low sugar and salt. These can also be a great addition to casseroles and salads.

Portions Waist not want not. Keep an eye on your portion sizes and try not to cook more than you need. Measure out foods like pasta and rice before you cook rather than guessing portions. This is not only good for saving money, but also better for your waist line.

Go Italian. Pasta is another store cupboard

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Body & Beauty

Eczema in the ear

Osteopath Jo Sunner looks at Chronic (Persistent) Otitis externa Mr J. Sunner. DO.BSc(ost). Registered Osteopath

Otitis externa usually clears within a week or so. However, sometimes it persists. I was asked to write this article by someone when discussing the subject. What are the symptoms?

What is Otitis externa?

Otitis externa is an inflammation of the ear canal, which may be caused by infection, allergy or other causes. Symptoms include itching, ear discharge, temporary dulled hearing and pain.


covers the ears. Some swimmers use silicone rubber earplugs, but you should only use them if they do not cause irritation.

Ear drops

Sometimes Otitis externa does not clear because ear drops are not used correctly. You have to put them in as often as prescribed to be fully effective. If the drops come out of the ear quickly, they may not work so well. When using drops: • Lie with the affected ear upwards. • Put several drops in the ear, and lie in this position for 1-2 minutes. • Press the cartilage at the front of the ear canal a few times to push the drops deep inside the ear canal.

If you get water, shampoo, soap, hairspray etc, in your ears, it may cause irritation. This may cause you to scratch or poke the ear, which can damage the skin in the ear canal and cause inflammation. Inflamed skin can quickly become infected. A vicious circle may then develop where the inflammation and infection causes more itching, and more scratching makes things worse. Even if the condition is treated, if you continue to poke or scratch your ear, it won’t improve, so:


• Try not to scratch or poke the ear canal with fingers, cotton wool buds, towels, etc.

• Do not clean the ear canal with cotton buds.

They may scratch and irritate, and push wax or dirt further into the ear. The ear cleans itself, and bits of wax will fall out now and then.

• Try not to let soap or shampoo get into your ear canal. When you have a shower, place a piece of cotton wool coated in soft white paraffin (eg Vaseline) into the outer ear.

• Do not use corners of towels or cotton buds to dry any water that does get in the ear canal. This will push things further in. Let the ear dry naturally. • When you swim, try to keep your ears dry. You can do this by wearing a tightly fitting cap that

Paracetamol or ibuprofen will usually ease any pain. Stronger painkillers are occasionally needed. Holding a hot flannel against the ear may also help.


Most infections of the ear are caused by bacteria. These germs usually clear up with the application of antibiotic drops. Fungal infections can be an uncommon cause of this problem.

Skin disorders

Sometimes the inflammation in the ear canal is due to a skin disorder, such as a small patch of eczema or psoriasis. The symptoms in the ear may be similar to an infection, but bacteria or fungal germs are not the cause. This is uncommon, but the inflammation in the ear may flare up now and then just as skin disorders flare up from time to time. | July 2012



Focus on Business

Khinjan Boarding Kennels & Cattery (Formerly Washakie)

The kennels are now owned and managed by Paul & Sarah Pleasants who took over at the end of April.


fter a lifelong association with show dogs and cats they decided to turn their hobby into a business. Sarah was born into the world of show dogs and has bred/owned many champion Schnauzers, Afghan Hounds, Pugs and Lhasa Apsos competing at the very highest level with several Crufts Best of Breed winners, she is also an international championship show judge of several breeds. Having also bred and shown champion cats, one of their British Shorthair Silver Spotted cats featured in the Whiskas advert a few years ago The kennels and cattery are located in a nice calm location perfect for animals, they are licensed for 62 dogs and 32 cats, visitors are welcome to come and inspect the kennel/cattery at any time.


The kennels are heated when it is cold and cool in the summer, top quality food is fed and special diets are catered for. Dogs are exercised in grass pens approx 4 times daily.


The cattery is situated away from the dogs and is heated in the winter or when necessary and the cats can enjoy having an outside run as well to amuse themselves and watch the birds. 20

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Pet Page

Hints and tips for all animals this


All animals need extra attention during the summer months as they can overheat. There are various ways to help your animals enjoy the sun safely.


Pets should not be left in direct sunlight because just like us humans they can get heatstroke. A good way to keep your rabbit cool is to get an empty bottle, fill it up with water and freeze it. Once it is frozen you can leave it in your rabbit’s cage and it will act like air conditioning.

Water bowls

Make sure your pet always has cold water to cool itself down with. When giving fresh water, put some ice cubes in with it to keep the water cool.

Hair cuts

Pets can’t take layers of clothes off like us so take dogs to a groomers to have their hair trimmed to make them more comfortable in the heat.

Know the warning signs of overheating

During the summer months make sure you are aware of the signs of overheating. These are the signs to look out for, although not all will be relevant as each type of pet is different: excessive panting or difficulty breathing; increased heart and respiratory rate; drooling; mild weakness; stupor or even collapse. Warning signs can also include more drastic things like seizures, bloody diarrhoea

and vomiting, along with an elevated body temperature.

Pets with flat faces, like Pugs and Persian cats, are more susceptible to heatstroke since they

cannot cool down by panting as effectively as other breeds. These, along with elderly or overweight pets, and those with heart or lung diseases, should be kept cool in air-conditioned rooms as much as possible.

What to do if overheating occurs

If you notice any of the signs of overheating you should: • Take your pet out of the sun immediately • Wet down with cold but not freezing water as the evaporation of the water will help lower body temperature • Give water, but not too much • Make sure the area is well ventilated (e.g. with a fan) If your pet starts showing serious signs of overheating you need to take it to a vet straightaway.

Party time If you are having people round make sure that your pets are comfortable; some can get shy or aggressive when there are lots of people around. Make sure that your pet has somewhere to go if they don’t like the situation. Also, some of the food and drink that is set out for your guests could be poisonous to animals so make sure it is out of your pet’s way. | July 2012




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Home & Garden

July Hints & Tips by..

Waterside Garden Centre 1) Cuttings


Now’s the time to take semi-ripe cuttings from some of your favourite shrubs like Hebes, Rosemary, Weigela, Ceanothus and Hydrangeas. • Take the cuttings from the current year’s growth just below a leaf; • Remove the leaves from the lower half of the cutting and dip the end in rooting hormone; • Insert the cuttings in pots of cuttings compost; • Cover the pots with a polythene bag or put them in a propagator; • Place somewhere warm and sheltered but out of strong, direct sunlight. They should be ready to pot in a few weeks. Don’t forget to pick up everything you need to ensure perfect cuttings including pots, cuttings compost, dibbers, rooting hormone, labels and propagators.

2) Ponds


During periods of hot, dry weather the water in ponds can be very low in oxygen, which will affect the fish and plants; if your fish are gulping at the surface it’s a sure sign they need more oxygen. Make sure your pond contains plenty of oxygenating plants and add a pump and waterfall or fountain as the constant movement of water is one of the best ways of aerating it. This will make fish very active so remember to feed them little and often with high protein fish food.

3) Tomatoes

4 Plants of the Month

Make sure your garden is bursting with colour this summer with our plants of the month. There’s plenty to choose from for long-lasting interest including Fuchsias, Roses, Penstemons, Lavatera, Lavender and Spiraea.

King Street, Baston, Peterborough. PE6 9NY (On the main A15 between Market Deeping & Bourne) 01778 560000

Tomatoes are our favourite home-grown vegetable and a little care and attention will ensure bumper crops throughout the summer. Make sure your plants are well supported – tying them in as they grow, remove side shoots from upright cordon varieties, remove yellowing or dying leaves and watch out for pests and diseases, then treat accordingly. Feed weekly with a liquid tomato fertiliser and water regularly so that the compost or soil remains evenly moist.

4) Plant-buying tips

If you have colour gaps in your beds, borders and containers now is a good time to plug them. Treat you and your garden to an eye-catching tree or specimen plant like a tree fern, Fatsia Japonica, Phormium or grasses. Or if your garden is looking a bit flat put up an arch, pergola or trellis and cover it with colourful climbers. There are a wide range of shrubs, herbaceous plants and seasonal bedding that give instant colour.

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Jump Street

Film Review Released

9th July

n the action-comedy 21 Jump Street, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, Schmidt and Jenko risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that high school is nothing like they left it just a few years earlier - and neither expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind. A remake of an American television show from the 1980s in which a squad of youthful police officers, including a pre-fame Johnny Depp, posed as teenagers in order to solve teen-centric crimes, 21 Jump Street was well received by critics. Most importantly though, it’s funny and seems to make high school comedy feel young again. This is definitely a film to watch this month. | July 2012



The Grange Spa

Summer PrOmOTiOnS Germaine de Capuccini has arrived! Germaine de Capuccini products can be found in the world’s most exclusive spas and combines natural active ingredients with the most influential spa therapies the beauty industry has ever seen.

2 for 1 Tuesdays & Thursdays Book a Tuesday or Thursday throughout August, September and October and your friend gets a spa day for free! See website for further details and terms & conditions.

Lincolnshire’s luxury boutique day spa millthorpe road, Pointon, Lincolnshire nG34 0nF Telephone 01778 440511 26

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July Events 1st

The Thurlby Run. Enter at:


Baston Car & Bike Show.


Bourne Town Council & Open Forum, 7.30pm, Corn Exchange.


13th Stamford Comedy Club,


Stamford Arts Centre Ballroom. 01780 763203.

Morton Annual Street Fair, High Street, 10am-4pm.

16th Bourne U3A, Bourne Corn

Exchange, 2.15pm. Talk by Chris Biggs on The History of John Lewis.

9am-5pm. Grimsthorpe Castle, PE10 0LY. 01778 591205.

Tourch Bearer comes through Bourne.

Comedy Night, Angel Hotel. PE10 9AE. 01778 422364

Stamford Riverside Festival, Stamford Meadows.

Grimsthorpe Castle, PE10 0LY.

PE6 8RH.

6th 7th

13th Festival of Running,


21st Antiques and Collectors Fair,

22nd Exotic Pet Refuge Open Day,

a pamper day from

The Grange Spa

ne lucky reader will win the chance of a “Lazy Days” spa day thanks to The Grange Spa. To win just read the copy below and answer the question. The Grange Spa is now a luxury day spa nestled in the Lincolnshire countryside which offers a pure pampering pleasure. Our friendly staff ensure you feel comfortable, relaxed and ready to let your stresses melt away. The Grange Spa fuses traditional spa elements with innovative treatments, exceptional facilities including a 12 meter pool and professional therapists that always put guests first which makes this country hideaway perfect for a bit of “ME” time. The Grange Spa’s “Lazy Days” is a full day of pampering which includes: • Welcome drink on arrival • Light, locally sourced lunch

• Lavender & peppermint cooler (1hr 15mins. A smoothing olive grain body scrub, cooling peppermint mask with a rose hydrating facial mask.) • Full use of the spa and fitness facilities • Fluffy Robe and towels to use

HOW TO ENTER Q1 – How big is The Grange Spa’s pool?

Send your answer and contact details to: Discovering Bourne, c/o Bourne Leisure Centre, Queens Rd, Bourne, PE10 9DX. Email entries can be sent to info@disocveringbourne. This competition will close at the end of the month. | July 2012



For Police ring 101 (the nonemergency number).


Bourne Academy

Edinburgh Crescent, PE10 9DT. 01778 422365.

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.

South Rd, PE10 9JD. 01778 425203.

PE10 0NN. 01778 570389.

Thurlby Community Primary School

Bourne Youth Centre

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

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

Stamford and Bourne District Scouts Margaret Scott: 01780 762405

Bourne Town Harriers

Junior Athletics Lisa Richardson: 01778 424529

Schools Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy

Abbey Road, PE10 9EP. 01778 422163.

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

Bourne Westfield Primary Academy

Westbourne Park, PE10 9QS. 01778 424152.


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


Bourne Abbey Church Church Lane, PE10 9UQ. 01778 424584. 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.

New Day Baptist Church High Street Morton 01778570656 organisations_baptists.htm St Firmin’s Church 10 Church Street, Thurlby, PE10 0EH. 01778 422475.

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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. 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 Bourne Borderers Edenham Village Hall, Church Ln, PE10 0LS. Elly: 01476 550741 or 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.

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

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. Parkinson’s Disease Society 01778 440695 / 345395. Bourne and South Lincs ME Support Group Wake House, North Street, PE10 9AE. Jan Limback: 01778 425422. 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. Organ Club John Wass: 01733 424 947. Musical Minis Pre-school music group for babies and toddlers. Janie: 01778 570340.


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

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.

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. 0845 833 2810. Len Pick Trust PO BOX 92, Bourne, Lincs PE10 1AD. 01778 424159. Fax: 01778 426711 The Butterfield Centre 2 North Road, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 9AP. 01778 421422

St Barnabas Lincs Hospice Hannah Thompson: 01476 591010.


Market Cross Surgery

Market Place, Corby Glen, Grantham NG33 4NH. 01476 550056.

Glenside Country Practice

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

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

Sports Bourne Abbots Petanque Club Abbey Lawns, PE10 9EP. 01778 394083. Bourne Town Harriers Senior Athletes Rich Lomas-Brown: 01778 420394. 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. Bourne Town Bowls Club Abbey Lawns, Abbey Road PE10 9EP. 01778 423338. Bourne Deeping Hockey Club Bourne Outdoor Pool Abbey Lawns, Abbey Rd, Bourne, PE10 9ET. 01778 422063. Tracy Hankin Bourne 4 Fitness 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. (marking the subject Handy Numbers) or call | July 2012

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