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Issue 14 / October 2012

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In this October issue... ◗ PAGE 9 - The Butterfield Centre ◗ PAGE 10-11 - Rutland Sports ◗ PAGE 24 - Get involved in the SciFest


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hope everyone enjoyed the month. I found out that a friend’s daughter who has just started school has the same teacher that I did when I was that age...scary! It seems like they are all enjoying it and I hope they keep enjoying it. It may not be good news for some and it surely wasn’t for me (I was a little shocked) that the other day I heard my first Christmas song on the radio....not what I want to start thinking about just yet!. ‘Its strange that the Christmas song had come on and Halloween is nearly here. It makes me wonder where this year has gone and how time passes when your having fun. I hope everyone has plans for Halloween whether it is trick or treating with the children or going out for a drink. It’s time to get the low down on your animals grooming, read how to keep your children safe online and all our other monthly reads. We all hope you enjoy this month’s edition.

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


A word from your Mayor

Helen Powell

ello again. Congratulations to all the school, college and academy students for all the successful fruits of your hard labours. The whole town has been ‘alive’ this year with so many things happening. I would like to thank most sincerely every one who has made a difference with services, flowers, events. Not forgetting our marvellous volunteers though who have watered all the flowers. Mr Chris Robinson of the Well Being Group, based in Wake House and the members of the Learning Disability Centre in Abbey Road, a big thank you to you for keeping those blooms coming through and looking so radiant, congratulations. The day of the Olympic Torch was just phenomenal and the 20,000 people that came early that morning to be a part of the great event just beaming with pride at our little town being on the “route”. Congratulations to SKDC and Mr Paul Stokes for organising such a brilliant day and to everyone for making their own ‘Torches’ and coming along to make the day so very special. Thank you to the Learning Disability Centre in Abbey Road



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Policing your By Sergeant Ian Martin

rom 22nd November 2012, the way in which the Police service in England is held to account is changing, with the introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs). You may or may not be aware of this change, but I wish to write about this as it is a huge step in policing. I hope to provide you with a small insight into the PCCs and the role they will play in Lincolnshire. Currently within the county there is a Police Authority; here this is a panel of 17 members (councillors and other independent people) who work on issues from budget setting to priorities and performance. The elected PCC will replace the Police Authority, continuing the aim to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service. Operational Policing will still remain in the hands of the Chief Constable and officers within the Police, though the PCC will have the responsibility to hold the Chief Constable to account for the


for inviting me for your breakfast party on that day. A recent engagement to the amazing new premises of Busy Bees Nursery School, now situated in Manor Lane, Bourne was a truly marvellous day. My consort Mr John Venn and I were given a guided tour of the beautiful new nursery. Catering for babies and children from 6 weeks old to school age. Fourteen members of trained staff, previously in St Peters Road already with an excellent track record and highly regarded by the Westfield Primary School. We were shown play areas, courtyards, rabbits, baby rooms, dining areas, family TV / relaxing lounges, sensory rooms and more. What an impressive nursery, we wish you much continued success. With so many people making a difference no wonder our town and its facilities are so special.

delivery of the force. They will be setting and updating a police and crime plan, regularly engaging with the public and communities, appointing, and where necessary dismissing the Chief Constable. The PCC will also be able to set Lincolnshire Police’s budget and precept (the amount of council tax you pay for the Police). Lincolnshire Police were recently identified in Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary’s (HMIC) austerity report as policing for the lowest cost per head of population (£171 per annum) in the country. There will be one PCC post for all of Lincolnshire, and is being contested between independent and political party candidates. If you wish to know more about the PCCs, who may be standing for election, and how you can get involved, then all the information is available online. There is a link from the Lincolnshire Police website, or the national website from the electoral commission.

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Residents to have their say on Council Tax Support Scheme South Kesteven residents will soon be able to have their say on a proposed new scheme which aims to help people in need pay their council tax. An eightweek consultation that has been running from Monday 10 September until Sunday 4 November is giving local people the chance the put forward their views.

The scheme we are proposing protects our most vulnerable residents

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Cllr Mike Taylor, SKDC cabinet member for Strategic Resources, said:

This reduction in funding means that we have to make some difficult decisions about who will get help with paying their council tax and how much they will get.

The scheme we are proposing protects our most vulnerable residents including the disabled and elderly, but most people of working age who currently claim council tax benefit will be affected by these changes and are likely to see the amount of council tax support they get go down.



rom April next year the current national Council Tax Benefit (CTB) scheme is being abolished to be replaced with a local scheme for each council area called Council Tax Support (CTS). And while the Government currently covers the whole cost, the funding for the new scheme is expected to drop by at least 10 per cent (estimated at around £1 million) and this gap could increase further if the number of people claiming benefit goes up or if council tax increases.

Cllr Taylor added:

We have developed proposals for a scheme which we feel supports those residents who most need it whilst also being affordable. But nothing is set in stone which is why we want residents to tell us if we have got it about right. They will all run from 4pm-7.30pm and will be held at these locations:

• The Blue Room, Stamford Arts Centre – 8th October • The Methodist Church Hall, Bourne – 29th October

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The Butterfield Centre 2 North Road, Bourne

Day Care for the older person…and so much more

Day Care

Enjoyable day care is our priority at the Butterfield. Staff at the centre aim to provide a happy and caring environment. Activities, convivial and stimulating company are all there to be enjoyed. A hot, freshly prepared, midday meal and refreshments are available. Free transport in a specialised minibus is provided for those living in Bourne and the surrounding villages. There are various services such as chiropody and bathing services. The charges for the day care are very reasonable and you could try us out for a day or more, without obligation, to see if it suits you.

Mobile Meals

A Mobile Meals Service is based at the Butterfield, whereby a main course and a sweet can be delivered to your table using insulated containers to ensure the food is hot, fresh and ready to eat.

Domestic Cleaning Service

Our dedicated staff will tend to the domestic cleaning of your home. Normally, the same staff member will be assigned to you for every visit. Ask for details of our charges and availability and, if you wish to proceed, we would then do an initial assessment in your home and agree with you the hours needed.

Equipment Loan

We hold a stock of wheelchairs, several kinds of walking aids, other mobility aids and various other medical needs adaptations to assist in independent life in and around the home. These are all available for short and medium term loan for a minimal charge.

Room Hire

There are rooms of varying sizes which are available for hire at reasonable rates. These rooms are suitable for Clubs, Societies and Meetings.

Please contact The Butterfield Centre for further details and availability of any of these services. | October 2012





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Focus on Business

Rutland Sports


utland Sports have been around for 40 years. Last year it was sold to Bourne Services Group whose Chairman is Hedley Stroud. Rutland Sports is situated in Oakham and now is a fast growing business that has expanded to Bourne and have set their sights to expanding even more. From walking through their doors you could tell they were on top of great customer service just from the warm welcome everyone got – which I must say is hard to find now a days. Not only does Rutland Sports portray a friendly and welcoming environment, but they also have a great layout of various sportswear and footwear which makes it easy to navigate around the store. When speaking to the Manager and Owner of Rutland Sports, Mr Capper and Mr Stroud, it was apparent that they were both very sporty people and passionate about their work. Mr Capper played rugby at an academy level, competed in athletics at an international level and now as a hobby. Mr Stroud is the Chairman of Bourne Cricket Club which makes their overall knowledge an asset to Rutland Sports. The equipment they sell is for mainstream

sports such as: football, rugby, hockey and much more, so for a small store they have the majority of sports clothing and equipment well covered. They also sell a vast range of makes varying from Nike to Adidas and much more. As all businesses can't stock everything, Rutland Sports try their best to cater for everyone's needs by ordering what's needed within a reasonable timescale. From opening the shop they have had a very positive welcome from the people of Bourne. The aim of the business is to keep all of their stores a “traditional” sports shop. Due to this factor, Mr Capper has been interviewing many people for the new available job positions over the last few weeks. Anyone that has started or previously had their own business understands how much hard work goes into producing something amazing. This is exactly what Rutland Sports are attempting. It's a business that Bourne doesn't have but needs and we all hope that supporting groups and sports clubs in the area will contribute in keeping this a successful business. | October 2012



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n a recent article I explained how, as an Independent Financial Adviser, I can obtain the best returns from your pension fund(s) by exploring the Whole of Market option. This means taking into account how much your existing provider(s) offer and comparing it to the very best that is available. There are three additional benefits in asking me to do this work for you – firstly I can take all the administration away including advising HMRC how your income will change and consequently ensure you pay no more tax than you need to.


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Internet Parental Control – Part One By Taff

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The World Wide Web has changed our lives and provided access to a wealth of data and material. Sadly, that freedom of information has come at a cost, as it is all too easy to gain access to unsuitable content, be this pornography or other age restricted material such as games, films and TV shows. The level of supervision and/or control that a parent gives a child with regards to a PC and internet use is one of personal preference, but undoubtedly some level of control is essential. In these articles I’ll touch on some of the tools available to you for limiting access to unsuitable content, both for the Internet and the PC in general. Due to the importance and depth of this subject, this article will be split into multiple parts. Part two will follow in next month’s edition and will look more closely at Internet content control.

User Accounts:

Most PC users have a single account when they start up their system that allows them to do anything and change anything on their machine. When allowing young children access to the PC and the Internet I would suggest creating a unique account for them that does not allow them to make changes to the settings on the system. If you do not restrict their access, and you either let them use your account, or set them up with a full administrator account, then they will be able to change any restrictions that you put in place. To create a restricted account open the Control Panel and Select Add or Remove a User. You will be prompted to create a Standard account (with restrictions) or Administrator account. Enter a Name and Select Standard User A unique account will now be created for your child. I would suggest that this account does NOT have a password. This will allow you to login on the child’s account at any time to supervise content.

Windows 7 Parental Control:

As you may have noticed Windows 7 does provide basic parental controls. * Go to the Control Panel and click Set up Parental Controls * Click on the user account that you want to limit You will now be prompted to setup the access for that user. At this screen you can set up limitations for: Time Limits: Limit the hours that the child can login to the computer. Games: Many games now carry an age rating, similar to films you can set the appropriate age for your child. Block Programs: You can prevent individual programs from running for the restricted account.


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Next month: We’ll delve further into parental control with the Internet and World Wide Web in mind. | October 2012




Ray Pawlett looks at ways to stay settled when things change

Stay Settled when you Move


utumn is harvest time. The corn ripens, the apples are ready and Mother Nature is providing for the winter yet to come. People celebrate the harvest worldwide. It is a time of sharing. In Oriental medicine, it is the time of Earth Energy. If our Earth Energy is healthy we feel settled, provided for, loved and strong. If

Food that has been cooked at home by loving parents has a calming effect on their Earth energy

it is compromised we tend to worry and our digestive systems can be affected by the stress. Earth Energy is associated with motherly love. Just as the corn is ripened by the sunshine, children mature into adults hopefully with the love of their mothers to help them ripen into adults. It is also at this time of the year that many young adults have started at University. Being away from home and parents can be unsettling. This can make the parents worry. These feelings can be reduced by strengthening the Earth element. A simple way for parents to strengthen the Earth element is to cook some food for their sons and daughters to eat at University. Home cooking always seems good when you are away from home but on a deeper level, food that has been cooked at home by loving parents has a calming effect on their Earth energy. This effect is improved if you can include some home grown ingredients. You Mums and Dads need to look after yourself as well! “Empty nest syndrome” can be unsettling for the bird that has flown as well as the parents. Moving on to the next stage of your family’s development can be challenging for everybody. Meditation and Shiatsu can help to give you the mental and physical strength with the clarity that you will need to go to the next stage of your life joyfully – no matter what that next stage may be.


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Mr Average By Matt


The body that you want and the body you can get are most likely two different things, what we aspire to and what is realistic are things in fitness that we need to look at closely. The six week six pack may well, genetically speaking, be out of reach for the majority of us. I train hard, harder than most and I do not have a six pack, I also don't really care because I am fit and healthy. What we need to be focusing on is what is realistic and how we can help you to become a healthier, fitter you.


am not your typical endurance athlete I am 5'9" I weigh 12stone 7lbs I have a 32 inch waist and i take a size medium in pretty much everything, my job does mean that I have to be fit but contrary to popular belief just because I am a personal trainer this does not make me superhuman, I am very much just an average Joe. Over the last 2 years I have devoted my life to endurance sports and I am still working at it, I used to run the 100m and play rugby so I have had to completely retrain my body to cope with the tests that endurance sports bring. Everything I have ever done in sport until now all required me to have a high percentage of fast twitch muscle fibres and to be explosive. This retraining finally culminated, for now, with entering the Helvellyn Triathlon in the Lake district, the event entails a 1 mile swim in lake Ullswater, followed by a 39 mile ride circumnavigating Helvellyn and finally the run stage is a hike and run up and down Helvellyn itself, the third highest mountain in England. This event is most definitely not for the faint hearted. I got to the finish line at 5 hours 52

minutes in 530th! The aim was purely to finish and I loved every minute, I am not suggesting that everyone enter an event of this particular nature but there are thousands of events to get you outside and challenge yourself that happen every year. From the extreme Kamikaze challenge in Devon to the aptly named Hell Run (they do North, South and in the middle and yes I do have the hat trick!) and the gentle London Southend bike ride organised by the wonderful British Heart Foundation. I do it because I enjoy it and what keeps me going back for more is the gratifying feeling that I get from completing an event. Bring the FUN back into your fitness and give yourself a challenge, try it you might just like it. The healthier you are the more you can get from life after all isn't that what it's all about? Everything I do is to raise money and awareness for The British Heart Foundation you can donate at

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Body & Beauty

Nail Fungal Infection

Osteopath Jo Sunner looks at prevention of nail infection Mr J. Sunner. DO.BSc(ost). Registered Osteopath

Nail Fungal Infection starts as a white, seemingly-benign spot on your toenail. Before you know it, the small white spot has gotten much worse and is starting to spread to the remaining toenails on both feet. The now yellowed, hardened nails are beginning to take on a noticeable odor and you’re embarrassed to wear sandals at the beach or pool.

Prevention Prevention is the best way to avoid all the unwanted nail fungus symptoms before they begin. Some of the key preventative measures include: Nail fungal Infection

Risk Factors There are several risk factors associated with nail fungal infections are: • Advanced age – the exposure to fungal infections can make poor circulation and can naturally thicken the nails. • Working in a moist, humid environment or wearing shoes and socks that don’t absorb the excess perspiration effectively are also risk factors of the infection.

• Keeping your feet as dry as possible, which could mean taking your shoes and socks off at the office and giving your extremities a chance to breathe. • Avoid wearing the same pair of socks for longer than one day and if you’re shoes or socks become damp, remove them immediately. • Rotate your shoe collection to ensure you’re not donning the same look for more than one to two days at a time. • Sprinkle some anti fungal powder on your feet after you shower and try wearing sandals during the weekends to allow your feet to breathe. • Wear your sandals while walking through the showers at your gym or taking a stroll anywhere that is moist, including around the public swimming pools. These moist environments are ideal breeding grounds for the unwanted fungal infections. • Wash your hands thoroughly after touching or medicating your infected toenails, as the fungus will easily spread to your fingernails. | October 2012



International Cat Show with Maine Coon Special The Aristocats Cat Club (Part of Felis Britannica and FIFe) will be holding an International Cat Show at The Bourne Leisure Centre, Queens Road, Bourne on Saturday and Sunday 20th & 21st October 2012


his is the second year this has been held at the Leisure Centre and it is hoped to make it an annual event, Felis Britannica shows are unique in that the public are able to watch the judging process and listen to the comments judges make to the exhibitors whilst making their assessment All cats are welcome and visitors are allowed in from 0900 to 1700 each day for a small entry fee. There will be in excess of 150 cats for the public to see and you will be able to talk to the owners and breeders about the various breeds on exhibition, which will include Norwegian Forest Cats, Bengals, Abyssinians, Ocicats, Siamese British Shorthairs and Orientals to name a few. Judges have been invited from The Netherlands, Denmark and Norway and we expect cats to attend from across Europe too. Visitors are welcome and will be able to look at their favorite breeds of cat and talk to the owners who will be only too pleased to “Cat Chat” Visitors are also able to watch and listen to the


judging, understand the judges placings and learn about a variety of different breeds. This International show is run under the European Governing Body the FIFe (Federation Internationale Feline) FIFe currently has three clubs operating in the UK who run shows under the FIFe “open door policy”, details of the clubs can be found on the FB website This “Open doors policy” means you do not have to be a FIFe member to exhibit so long as the cat is registered with a recognised governing body i.e. FIFe, GCCF or TICA. Household Pets can also be entered and they do not have to be registered with any organization, just have up to date vaccinations. Here is a little information about what is involved at exhibiting at an international cat show and more information can be obtained from either Wendy Chapman 01255 870170 or ( or John Tipper 07885 201402 (

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Grooming tips for pets

Editor Sian Rogers looks in to different grooming tips for animals


t’s getting a lot colder and people are putting their coats on...but what do animals do? Let their hair grow? Put a coat on them too? Not many animals like getting dressed up and even though it’s coming in to the winter animals still need their hair cut to keep it in good condition and comfortable for them.


Cats always seem to look sleek and beautiful. They are normally pretty good with keeping themselves well groomed by licking but this can be detrimental to their health. When cats clean themselves their body doesn’t digest the hair, making hair balls which they then cough up. This is actually more dangerous than people think. The hair can clog the intestines which can result in an operation. This risk can be reduced by grooming your cat for a few minutes when you can just so they don’t have to do it all.

All animals have trouble with their eyes, some of us call them “sleepies”. Unlike us, this can cause eyes to get very gunky and cause infection. The best way to keep on top of this is to clean them regularly which should keep the problem to a minimum. If this isn’t the case there are special scissors that have rounded edges allowing you to trim the hair off without putting your animal at risk. These scissors can be used not just on dogs but the majority of animals as they all have the same issue.


Unlike cats, dogs don’t clean themselves the same way, the majority of dogs malt which makes them have one thing in common with snails...leaving a trail of where they have been. Obviously, the best way to stop the malting is to give them a good brush. Brushing is needed a lot more with dogs that don’t malt. The breed Lhasa Apso is one that does not malt, instead their hair gets matted. These sorts of dogs need to be groomed every six weeks to ensure they are matt free. | October 2012




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Home & Garden

October Hints & Tips by..

Waterside Garden Centre

1) Bird care

Now that autumn and the colder weather is here make sure you don’t forget about the wild birds in your garden and put out feed and water for them. They will be a pleasure to watch on a cold day.


2) Wrap up for winter

Prepare your garden and plants for winter – don’t let frosts take you by surprise. Non-hardy plants can be moved into a greenhouse or insulated cold frame where horticultural fleece can be used to provide added protection. Plants on the borderline of hardiness that are being left in the garden – including cordylines, other palms and tree ferns – should be protected by wrapping them in fleece and then bubble wrap. The roots should be protected with a thick mulch of bark.

3) Prepare ponds for winter

Now’s the time to get your pond ready for winter. Cover the pond with netting to catch falling leaves which can pollute the water when they rot. And add a pond heater to prevent the water from freezing which can kill fish and plants.


4) Pest watch


Although most pests are less active in the autumn, it pays to keep an eye out for any problems and deal with them as soon as possible. Many pests will lay their eggs on plants for overwintering and these will attack early next year. Deciduous trees and shrubs that have dropped their leaves can be treated with Growing Success Winter Tree Wash. Slugs and snails will be very active during damp weather, so protect vulnerable plants with your favourite control method. Diseased leaves that are left on the ground will provide a source of infection for next year, so they should be carefully raked up and disposed of. Other debris provides overwintering places for pests so this should also be disposed of.

Plants of the Month Ensure your garden remains a riot of colour throughout autumn with our plants of the month. There’s plenty to choose from including: Japanese anemones, ericas, potentillas, asters, echinacea, phlox, scabious, schizostylis, sedums, hardy chrysanthemums and cyclamen and winter-flowering pansies. And don’t forget plants grown for berries, autumn foliage colours, colourful stems and the wide range of evergreens.

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Bourne SciFest Bourne SciFest is a week-long Science Festival for young people of Bourne and district. Starting in 2000 a small group of teachers and helpers decided to hold a Science Festival in the Corn Exchange, it proved to be so successful that it has been held every two years with over 2,500 children attending each time.

Dave Shaw

Words by Gerry Burrows

On behalf of the SciFest Organising Committee

Johnny Ball


uring the day there are workshops and presentations aimed at the different Key Stages throughout the local primary and secondary schools. Subjects ranged from Astronomy, Chemistry, forces, light sound and even some science ‘magic’. One of the difficulties encountered in the past was the logistics of getting large numbers of children to and from the Corn Exchange and then moving them from one room to another. In 2008 it was decided that instead of the children moving, the presenters would travel to the schools to give their shows. This had the added advantage of causing minimal disruption to the schools. In addition it was decided to hold two evening shows in the Corn Exchange to allow families to attend. This format proved to be so successful that over 4500 children experienced at least


one event. Previous presenters of the evening events include Chris Packham from BBC’s Springwatch and Nick Baker from The Really Wild Show. SciFest 2012 is due to be held from 8th to 12th October when presenters will include ZooLab where the younger children will be introduced to a number of minibeasts and shown the difference in their behaviour. Another presentation ‘Bending it Like Beckham’ will demonstrate gravity, forces and air effects. Space will also feature in the Astrosphere. On the evening of Tuesday 9th October Dave Shaw will return with his new show ‘Madagascar’ and on Thursday 11th the evening show will feature Johnny Ball with his show ‘Funtastic Science’ explaining how mathematics underpins everything we do. None of this would be possible without our wonderful and supportive sponsors, the major ones being The Len Pick Trust, Bourne United Charities, Bourne Round Table, Slimming World, Northrop Grumman and Bourne Town Council. All of the Bourne School governors all support SciFest as do many others too numerous to mention. Without them the event would not happen. It is incredible to watch the children as they experience science close-up and it is to be hoped that SciFest will inspire many scientific minds.

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Discovering... ..Bourne Workhouse by Rex Needle


ater from Bourne’s underground springs has been famous for centuries and was even being exported to Europe 300 years ago. But it was an enterprising businessman during Victorian times who realised that this was an asset to be exploited and he was soon marketing the abundant natural supplies that were available under the town on a very large scale. Robert Mason Mills (1819-1904) owned a chemist’s shop in West Street and in 1864 began the bottling of aerated mineral water in a factory behind the premises, a product of such high quality that a government analyst proclaimed that it was the purest in England. By 1878, the water had achieved a national reputation and his products were soon acclaimed worldwide. During the Egyptian campaign of 1882 for instance, a large quantity of his mineral waters was sent out to British soldiers and the firm was later awarded a Royal Warrant for supplying Queen Victoria’s son, the Duke of Connaught. Bottles of soda water, lemonade and ginger beer were also despatched in wooden cases by rail to hotels and country houses where the drinking water from wells was not always of a good quality. There was also a brisk trade in the shires of Lincolnshire, Rutland and Leicestershire, where wealthy members of the Belvoir, Quorn and Cottesmore Hunts pursued their sport during the winter months.


Soft drinks became popular during the summer with passengers taking train trips to the seaside and supplies were sent to various railway station waiting rooms around the country. The Bourne business grew so rapidly that it was soon employing 24 men and for almost half a century, the company had a distribution area extending from Doncaster in the north to Hatfield in the south as well as many intermediate stations. By 1934, the mineral water department had become a limited company trading as Mills Bourne Waters Limited and their product was advertised as “exceedingly bright and clear natural water of remarkable purity from an artesian spring of great depth”. Supplies were delivered locally by horse and cart from a depot in South Street although the company’s own motor vehicle was used for long distance orders. Other firms sprang up to benefit from the unending supply of water, notably Lee and Green Limited, but none have survived although some are still remembered by their bottles which are on display at the Heritage Centre in South Street as a reminder of a once thriving industry.


Archive photograph shows a delivery cart from 1930.

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Two winners can win a pair of tickets to see “A Fete Worse Than Death”


wo lucky winners can win a pair of tickets to see “A Fete Worse Than Death” a comedy by Richard James. This play is showing between the 24th to the 26th October at the Bourne Corn Exchange. How would an actor, noted for playing a famous TV detective, cope if confronted with a real murder? Ray Martin is opening the Thornton village fete, playing on his fame as TV’s Inspector Brady. Little does he know that ambition, infidelity and narrow envy will lead to murder, and he’ll be left to solve it – without a script! Luckily for Ray, the redoubtable Miss Parmenter is on hand to help.

HOW TO ENTER To win this competition, answer the questions below. Q1 – What is Ray Martin’s TV name? Q2 – Tell us your favourite Discovering Bourne article and why? Send your details to: Discovering Bourne, c/o Bourne Leisure Centre, Queens Road, Bourne, PE10 9DX. Email entries can be sent to This competition will close on 17th of October.

October Events


The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning - Derby and Joan

Hall, 9:30am to 11:30am

Work, Grimsthorpe Castle

6th Compass – Exhibition of Art 7th

The BRM Celebration Day -


Council Tax Advice –

Methodist Church Hall in Bourne, 4pm and 7:30pm

Acoustic Music), Smiths in Bourne.

Hall, 7:30pm to midnight. Adult £5, Children £3 (15 and under) and Family (2 adults, 2 children) £15 - ticket price includes a Buffet.

13th Charlie & Will – (Modern

13th 70’s Disco, Rippingale Village

15th Traditional Music Evening

– The Hare & Hound, Haconby, 8-11pm, free entry.

on the door. Bourne Corn Exchange. 07828032241

Lord Nelson, Morton

All Breed International Cat Show, Bourne Leisure

19th Status Quote - £10 adv, £12 19th Disco and Karaoke – The 20-21st

Centre 9.30am-4.30pm

‘A Fete Worse than Death’, Bourne Corn Exchange


- see above and page 13 for more details

28th Fungus Foray – Lead by Dr

Vin Fleming in Bourne Woods. | October 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.


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. Parkinson’s Disease Society 01778 440695 / 345395.

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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. 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. Bambino’s Baby Centre Exeter Street, PE10 9NS 01778 422669 Bourne Footlights Karen MacQuarrie. 01778 345530. Bourne Kart Club Please visit our website for details.


Royal British Legion Burghley Street, PE10 9NS. 01778 421110.

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.

Handy Numbers New Springwells Practice The Surgery, Station Rd, Rippingale, PE10 0TA. 01778 440200.

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


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. Bourne Arts and Community Trust Wake House, PE10 9AE. 01778 393517.


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.

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

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 01778 421 435. Bourne Ladies FC 07971 555710 To be included in this directory, send your details to: (marking the subject Handy Numbers) or call 07933 580279 | October 2012



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