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ell it certainly feels a lot more like Spring as I’m writing this month, the weekend has just past and it was the warmest one yet. Here’s hoping it’s the start of what is going to be a lovely hot

Welcome to the May edition of Discovering Bourne. We’ve had some great feedback following last month, so please do keep sending in your thoughts and suggestions. What you think really matters to us, and we can’t improve the publication without our loyal readers. So if you have a suggestion for a story, an event that you would like promoting to Bourne and the surrounding villages, or have any comments or suggestions, please do email us at the usual address or by contacting us on the telephone number to the left. This month we have some really exciting articles by our contributors, including an article on how you can improve your home through clever lighting (see page 22) and advice if your dog won’t stop digging in your garden (page 24), plus our informative articles on health, local sports and motoring. There really is something for everyone. Please remember to support the local businesses in your area, and keep handy your copy of the magazine for those usual numbers.

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A word from

your Mayor, Helen Powell


ello to everyone, at last warmer days and plenty of flowers showing their faces again. The Easter break is now over for the students and school children who were fortunate to get a fair bit of sunshine. A chance for them to get out into the countryside and enjoy some fresh air. The ‘Walk of Witness’ went very well and many attended on Good Friday to walk through the streets of Bourne. We are entering into another period for the County Council Elections on Thurs 2nd May. Polling stations will all be open from 7am to 10pm. Unless you have a postal vote. There is much to think about and decide. The most important thing is ‘What do you want for our area?’ We are all fortunate that past generations fought hard for us all to help shape the future by us all being able to place a Vote. Your vote is so very important, its your voice, and it does make a difference. Lenten Lunches were very enjoyable, a meeting place of dear friends and was well attended. The Five session of ‘Glimpses of God’ made a very indepth, bible study opportunity and many people attended these prior to the lunches. This was a very successful ‘all church’ accomplishment and the bonds of friendship strengthened greatly by this joint venture. Bourne Town Council clerks office has now moved into the Corn Exchange, the newly refurbished Bourne SK Community Centre. The phone number remains the same 426123. Bourne Town Hall/Commuter Parking - We have now to see what happens to the listed building of the Town Hall. On 7th May there will be the Annual Parish Meeting in Bourne and I would strongly urge everyone that can to come along to the meeting. We are also hoping to have a couple of presentations from two or three of our Schools/ Academy’s with their account of Bourne and what they would like to see in place here. Suggestions and comments about the future of the Town Hall building would be greatly appreciated and also the pressing need for more parking spaces for the town’s shoppers. Could we find somewhere locally for the commuters to park to alleviate the lack of spaces for our shops/business

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customers? Your support will be so very valuable here, please try to get to the meeting, I would like to personally invite you all to attend if possible. Thank you. As you know we believe Lincs County Council now wish to sell this listed asset of the town, which should also be listed on the Register of Assets of Community Value, but that was paid for by the people of Bourne many years ago. There are a few groups who need to use Community buildings and we know how Bourne’s Heritage buildings make our town very special for all our visitors. Any suggestions again would be a great help. We would be able to put in place a ‘Community Right to Bid’ which would give us 6 months to consider the possibilities available for the buildings future, before any possible sale may take place. Sib had a marvellous birthday celebration in the wonderful Que Appelle Care Home for his 104th birthday on March 26th…… Sib, you are amazing and you so deserve all the Congratulations. F.O.B.W. - Have been trying to finish planting their orchard, its looking really good. U3A - This event was incredible, such a happily charged atmosphere and so many gifted, friendly people to help you decide which of 50 groups you would like to join. Youth Centre - Liz and friends of ‘Not All Bad’, have taken over the running of the Youth Centre and are looking for more members. Tues 8–12 yrs. Thurs over 12’s. Breakfast, homework, holiday clubs and a Hangout café are all in place. More activities can be planned. Rooms to hire also for other groups. Contact details. Liz 07947 930542 This page will probably be written by the new Mayor next month, so I would like to wish him very well and I know he will thoroughly enjoy his year as I certainly have, and I would like to thank you all for reading this and sending me your comments. Keep well and enjoy the year ahead. Kindest regards

Helen x

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Peterborough Heritage Festival returns for 2013 This summer, make sure you don’t miss out on attending the popular historical extravaganza that is the Peterborough Heritage Festival 2013, the UK’s only multi-period living history festival. Now in its 5th year, the Peterborough Heritage Festival will be a unique chance to experience 2,000 years of history. Held in the historic heart of the city centre and the stunning surroundings of the Cathedral precincts, the festival will take place on Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 June. There will also be various fringe events happening in the city from Saturday 15 to Sunday 30 June. This year’s Heritage Festival will feature over 300 costumed re-enactors from some of the country’s top Living History groups, giving you a chance to meet all sorts of colourful characters, from Iron Age warriors to World War II airmen. Cathedral Square will also be hosting a packed programme of live period music, falconry displays and spectacular battle demonstrations. The theme this year is science and innovation, with a roadshow on St John’s Square in association with the Natural History Museum. Try some hands-on science activities and come face-to-face with life-sized dinosaurs! The period market will be back on the main Cathedral green, including displays of historic crafts and trades alongside a chance to go shopping for a historically themed gift. Alongside a craft Picture by John fair on Church Moore Street, there will also be a chance to relax with the family in the Children’s Zone – an activity area for the kids with jesters, storytellers, games and activities.

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31st May - 2nd June 2013 Location: Wellhead Field, Manor Lane, Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 9PQ Bourne Festival is an annual charity festival held in the town of Bourne Lincolnshire. Attractions and activities include live music from 20+ bands, real ale (100+ barrels!), craft fair, Roger Tuby fun fair, arena events, food stalls, demonstrations, raffle. Entry fee is payable on the gate - £2 per day for adults and £1 per day for 11-16's. U11's free Bourne and District Flower Club are holding an Afternoon Tea in the Bourne Abbey Church Hall from 2.00-4.00p.m. There will be a Tombola and Sales Table. Tickets priced at £4.00 can be obtained from Mrs.M.Brown 01778 422167 or Mrs.P.Gray 01778 425852.

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Fostering a Future


fter raising a family of their own, Jenny and her husband decided to embark on a life-changing journey to extend their care to other children.

Having worked in childcare for my whole career, it was actually one of the city council’s social workers who suggested George and I consider fostering,” Jenny said.

“With our own children all grown up, we could practically start again and dedicate our time to children who need us; it’s a really rewarding job. Getting through the process took a little while, but then one day we were approved and the next we had three children living with us! Since 2004, Jenny and George have fostered around 26 children and they aren’t showing

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signs of stopping just yet. Peterborough currently has over 300 children in care. Can you give these children a future by providing them with a safe and happy home while they are unable to live with their own families? You can foster if you are single, married or in a civil partnership, or have children of your own or not. The only requirement is for you to have a genuine interest in supporting children, a spare bedroom, patience and a sense of humour. Peterborough City Council values the contribution that foster carers make in caring for the city’s most vulnerable children and in recognition you will receive a high level of support and training, a fee and a weekly allowance for each child that is fostered.

Further Information

If you have the time to make a child feel wanted and an important part of your life for as long as they are in your care, please visit www. or call Peterborough City Council’s fostering team on 01733 317427. | May 2013



Your Health

PAIN!! Activity, exercise and work Mr J. Sunner. DO.BSc(ost). Registered Osteopath


eturning to normal activities is best done gradually. It is helpful to find a balance between doing too little, and too much at first.

• Resting too much can lead to weak muscles and stiff joints. So try to keep moving otherwise you stiffen up and it takes longer to recover. • Overdoing it can aggravate the pain, which can lead to you having to rest for even longer. • Regular physical activity helps us keep fit and healthy, stops soft tissue and joints seizing up, and makes us feel good. Hobbies and interests can help to distract you from the pain. • If possible people should stay at work, or get back to work as soon as possible, even if they have some pain. People may need to discuss short-term adjustments to hours or duties with their manager. Simple changes can make the job easier. • So far there is no evidence that heavy work causes long term damage to the back. Thoughts and feelings: (which then makes recovery even longer). • Worry and stress can increase the amount of pain felt. Tension can cause muscle spasm and increase pain. Managing stress more effectively can help ease pain. • Often people worry about long term pain, especially when it carries on. This worry is another stress. • People may believe that because the pain is

so unpleasant, that there is something seriously wrong, and that the pain is a sign of ongoing damage. • Fear of increasing pain can make people very cautious about moving their backs. However, reducing normal activities results in the body becoming out of condition, which can lead to further strain and more pain. Because long term pain can affect so many aspects of a persons life (work, family, social life) it is understandable that people may become depressed. People with long term pain are more likely to feel low. Feeling low can then make the pain worse. Disabling long term pain is more likely to be linked with these kind of beliefs, thoughts and feelings, than with any medical findings.

Regular physical activity helps us keep fit and healthy, stops soft tissue and joints seizing up, and makes us feel good


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If you have a genuine interest in providing our children in care with a safe and happy home, come and see us on: 11 May, Springfields Shopping Centre 13-19 May, Queensgate Shopping Centre 25 May, Serpentine Green Shopping Centre 26 May, Van Hage, Peterborough Garden Park Or come to a more in-depth information evening on: 23 May, 6pm to 8pm, The Bull Hotel

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NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN• PAIN•LOW PAIN •LOW LOW BACK PAIN•HIP PAIN•KNEE PAIN•SCIATIC PAIN PAIN• •HIP HIP PAIN• PAIN •KNEE KNEE PAIN• PAIN •SCIATIC SCIATIC NERVE PAIN•SPORTS PAIN PAIN• •SPORTS SPORTS INJURY PAIN• PAIN PAIN•HEADACHES •HEADACHES HEADACHES NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN• PAIN•LOW PAIN •LOW LOW BACK PAIN•HIP PAIN•KNEE PAIN•SCIATIC PAIN PAIN• •HIP HIP PAIN• PAIN •KNEE KNEE PAIN• PAIN •SCIATIC SCIATIC NERVE PAIN•SPORTS PAIN SPORTS INJURY PAIN PAIN•HEADACHES HEADACHES The only osteopath offering safe treatments for pain relief in a medical centre or hospital. Hereward Medical Centre, Exeter Street, Bourne, PE10 9XR (opposite Sainsburys) Free car park. Open Monday to Saturday. 8.00 am ’til late 01778 391714 (out of hours: 07943 336 336) Mr J Sunner BSc(OST). DO. MMSM. Registered Osteopath (also consults at the Fitzwilliam Hospital, Peterborough)

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Your Health

Medical Herbalism - Could it help you? by practitioner Jacqueline Cole M.A., BSc (Hons), MNIMH

How Long Does Treatment Last?

This depends upon the individual and the complexity of their illness. Treatment can be a single appointment or may require ongoing treatment. After the initial consultation I am usually able to offer a more accurate picture.

What Conditions Respond Well to Professional Herbal Treatment?

What Is a Medical Herbalist?

Medical Herbalists are trained professionals who diagnose and treat thousands of patients a year in the UK, using medicines created by using different parts of plants that are then made into tinctures.

Why Can I have Confidence in a Medical Herbalist? Training to become a herbalist is extensive and thorough. I have a bachelor of science degree with honours in medical herbalism that as well as the academic learning, required a minimum of 500 hours of supervised clinical practice prior to qualification. To maintain our registration we need to participate in a programme of on-going training to keep our knowledge base fresh and up to date. In addition to this we also have the usual professional insurances, CRB checks and can liaise with GP’s as needed.

What Happens during a Consultation?

Your first consultation with me will take around one hour. This allows me to thoroughly investigate the main disorder using my medical diagnostic skills and asking you some in depth questions. This allows me to assess your overall health so I can prescribe you with an individual treatment. This will include advice on diet and lifestyle to help you take steps towards controlling and managing the disorder yourself. After this, I write out a prescription and prepare your medicines in an easy to use liquid tincture. A follow up appointment will be made to review your progress.

It is impossible to mention all conditions that respond well to herbal medicine but it is worth mentioning that herbal medicine rarely causes side effects, is well tolerated by patients and usually works alongside existing medical drug regimens. Most conditions respond well to treatment, including a range of bowel disorders such as IBS, Crohn’s disease and chronic constipation. Eczema and other skin disorders are helped with anti-inflammatory herbs with anti-histamine properties. Menopausal symptoms respond well to herbal medicine and fatigue syndromes can also be effectively managed. These are just a few of the many conditions that can be improved with herbal medicine.

Why are People Choosing Herbal Medicine?

Patients tell me that they like an approach that deals with the whole person, not just a single complaint. They also appreciate building a long-term professional relationship with their herbalist and they want to be treated with medicines that do not have unwanted side-effects. On Saturday 18th May between 9am & 1pm, Jacqueline is holdiing a free clinic for anyone who is interested in finding out more. Please contact the practice on 01778 392832 to book your free 20 minute consultation.

Osteopathy & complementary healthcare


Acupuncture, Chiropody/Podiatry, Clinical Reflexology, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Western Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Therapy, Osteopathy Philip Hakim Ost & Associates T: 01778 392832 W: E: 13 Abbey Road, Bourne PE10 9EF Discovering May 2013 |

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Your Health


Through a series of articles to encourage feet awareness, Alison Staines will be highlighting what to look out for when it comes to some of the most common foot problems she treats in practice

Alison Staines BSc (Podiatry). MChs vague pain, ache or burning. Some people have trouble around only one or two toes, others have it throughout one or both feet.

What is a Podiatrist/ Chiropodist? A health professional who diagnoses and treats the huge variety of foot problems in both adults and children. Podiatrist & Chiropodist are the ONLY titles protected under British Law. They are regulated by the Health Care Professions Council. Before having your feet treated, it is wise to check that your Podiatrist is genuine. After all, anyone can advertise and charge for treating your feet but would you let anyone loose on your Teeth, Back, eyes and Health who was not a Dentist, Osteopath, Optometrist or Doctor? You can check the online register at or telephone them. They are there to make sure you are in safe hands.

Plantar fasciitis - is a painful

inflammatory condition on the sole of the foot caused by excessive pulling on the tissue underneath the foot that supports the arch or often as a result of a mechanical problem such as flat feet. The pain is usually felt on the underneath of the heel, and is often most intense with the first steps of the day. It is commonly associated with long periods of weight bearing or sudden changes in weight bearing activity. Obesity, weight gain, jobs that require a lot of walking on hard surfaces, shoes with little or no arch support, and inactivity are also associated with the condition.

What is a Chilblain?

This is often a round, itchy inflammation of the skin, usually occurring on the toes or fingers in cold weather. They are related to an abnormal reaction in blood vessels to cold and can be associated with other conditions such as Raynauds disease and Scleroderma.

Bunion - A bunion is a

localized painful swelling at the base of the big toe (the great toe). The joint is enlarged (due to new bone formation) and the toe is often misaligned. The movement of the great toe towards the midline of the foot is technically known as Hallux Abducto Valgus (or HAV)

If you suffer from any of the above, then contact the practice today to start your journey towards problem free feet on 01778 392832

Metatarsalgia - is pain in the ball of the foot. It is usually felt in the sole of the foot and sometimes feels like you are “walking on pebbles�. Other people feel a more diffuse

Osteopathy & complementary healthcare


Acupuncture, Chiropody/Podiatry, Clinical Reflexology, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Western Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Therapy, Osteopathy Philip Hakim Ost & Associates T: 01778 392832 W: E: 13 Abbey Road, Bourne PE10 9EF Discovering May 2013 |



Ray Pawlett looks at how Tai Chi can help us all

WHO IS CRAZY? In the spring time of 2011, I decided to give up the corporate world of spread sheets and meetings and set up my own business doing what I had always wanted to do and called it Ki-Ways. Since that time, I have spent my time giving Shiatsu treatments and teaching Tai Chi, meditation, energy sensitivity, energy cultivation and many other aspects of healing and selfdevelopment.


hen I left my previous job – they told me that I was crazy to leave a stable well paid job in such an economic climate. Perhaps they were right – but I have certainly learned more and helped more people than I would have done in “corporate world”. Here is a selection of the people who have benefitted from the work at Ki-Ways. The young, fit and healthy – you certainly do not need to have any problems to get the benefit of the Ki-Ways offering. If you are lucky enough to fall into this category it is a good idea to do something to stay in it! Your health is the best investment that you could possibly make. Seniors – Special classes are held for seniors. Reported benefits vary from arthritis relief, better balance, improved breathing, less stress and a better outlook on life. Dementia sufferers – working with Dementia Support South Lincolnshire, we have tailored a special session that helps both the dementia sufferers and the carers with a mixture of Tai Chi movement, self-treatment and meditation. Participants enjoy the sessions and feel healthier on a physical and mental level after joining in.

Parkinson’s sufferers – Tai Chi exercises to help the control and balance coupled with treatment have become a fun and productive way of managing the condition. It is highly satisfying when a client forgets the walking stick that they needed to get themselves into my room! Learning Support – the pleasure gained when a client with a learning disability suddenly understands the exercises and joins in is amazing! I run a weekly session for people with learning difficulties. Chronic Fatigue – problems like chronic fatigue, M.E. and fibromyalgia can blight a life. Integrating the Ki-Ways work into the lifestyle of sufferers has made massive improvements to sufferers. These examples are in no way exhaustive but they are real. Ki-Ways has helped thousands of people, perhaps YOU could benefit? Although I would not call myself a Buddhist, some of the ideas make a lot of sense to me. One of the tenets of Buddhism is to “reduce suffering” in the world. If that is a crazy thing to want to do – then I am crazy! If you would like some help or would like to learn my ideas to help others, please contact Ki-Ways. | May 2013



Delivering Simple Financial Advice - That really works A monthly feature that focuses on current financial issues. Many local Banks and Building Societies have lost their ‘in house’ adviser and few are independent. Eamonn is a fully qualified local Independent Financial Adviser.



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hen you die – your estate may be taxable at 40%, many estates are not taxed or are subject to a lower rate by using a variety of allowances and planning strategies. As ever the rules and regulations are complicated, so it is important to take specialist advice at an early stage. The first step is to ensure that you have a valid and effective Will in place because this alone can be a very cost effective way of preserving the value of your estate and ensuring the benefits go to those that you choose. I have seen examples where the beneficiary with the greatest interest has been the tax man (HMRC) – taking a larger share than any of the individual children! I have yet to meet a client that would choose this situation, and yet, with a little planning there are several alternative solutions. The use of Trusts can be an effective way – but you need someone that understands how they


work and recommends the correct one. There are reliefs that can be applied to certain assets and amounts that can be gifted without having to wait 7 years before the gift is effective. Roy Jenkins said in 1986 “Inheritance Tax is, broadly speaking, a voluntary levy paid by those who distrust their heirs more than they dislike the Inland Revenue”. If you want a greater proportion to go to your chosen beneficiaries rather than in tax, give me a call: Delivering Simple Financial Advice – that really works! Call me to arrange a free initial meeting and benefit from my experience.

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By Brian and Mary, Chapel Motor Repairs With summer hopefully just around the corner, here is a few tips on how to keep your car safe and healthy

Summer Driving

• Screenwash – With all the extra bugs about, it’s important to keep screenwash topped up to remove them from your windscreen. Don’t use plain water, it doesn’t work. • Tyres – With all the long journeys for summer holidays there will be extra wear and tear on the tyres. Check the tread depth and pressures before setting off, including the spare. Also be aware of ‘age related cracking’ and any bulges in the tyre wall which could cause a blow out. As tyres get older they start to go hard, perish and crack around he edges. They may have plenty of tread left, but perished tyres are just as dangerous as bald ones. • Air Conditioning/Climate Control – On cars that have climate control, you set the temperature to what you want and the system turns the A/C on or off, high or low to keep the car at the temperature you set. Standard A/C is turned on or off manually by you. It’s important to run your A/C regularly during summer and winter to keep it in working condition. It contains a type of oil that parts of the A/C system need for lubrication,and not using it often can cause a breakdown. • Pollen Filters - For those that suffer with hay-

fever, having regularly changed pollen filters can help alleviate the symptoms. If it is not replaced at regular intervals then you could end up with mild symptoms. They also block out any nasty bacteria that may be lurking around the system. • Coolant – Make sure to check coolant levels as the hot weather can make cars overheat. Carry a bottle of water just in case, but remember; DO NOT open the radiator cap if the engine is hot and do it slowly! The pressure could cause the cap to burst off and the water would cause serious burns! • Children and pets – Don’t leave children or pets in cars as temperatures can get very high. • Windows – Remember to shut windows when you park up at your destination, don’t give thieves an opportunity. • Sun Visors – As mentioned earlier, the inside of a car gets very hot, especially if not parked in the shade. This includes steering wheels and gear knobs. Investing in a sun visor will keep it cooler. • Things To Keep In The Car – Water for yourself, children or pets, a cool bag to keep drinks in, wet wipes, sun cream, glasses and a hat. | May 2013



Sporting Spotlight - Cycling

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The annual Ormrod Challenge Trophy attracted several ladies from Toft Golf Club. In challenging conditions, Viv Stanton played some fine golf to win with 40 Stableford points,11 ahead of the field. Mairead Scott came in second with Jacqueline Hilton third. To book a round at Toft call 01778 590616.

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Be part of the growing revolution and get on yer bike... With fuel prices continuing to go in only one direction, now is as good a time as any to look at alternative ways to get about. Whether you just need to pop into Bourne or even commute to work, cycling can be a relaxing means of travel that can help you save money and increase your fitness and wellbeing.

Cycling to work or even just down to the shops will help you stay fit and save fuel.

There are many ‘ride-to-work’ schemes available now that allow employers to offer their staff taxfree bicycles and accessories that can be paid for by installments taken from your salary. Speak to Paul Bonham at Terry Wright Cycles for more details.

Cycle Contacts Bourne Wheelers Cycle Club Gerald Bone, Tel: 07762 716956


Bourne Bowls Club are calling for new recruits to join their ranks for the coming season. For more details check out the club's website at www.

Do you fancy Yoga?

Wheelers’ junior section, Bourne Bullets offers a great start for budding Bradley Wiggins.

For those with more sporting aspirations, Bourne has its very own cycling club, Bourne Wheelers, that caters for juniors and adults alike. Bourne Bullets (Go-Ride Youth Section) is run by British Cycling qualified coaches and volunteers with coaching sessions that focus on having fun, improving your bike handling skills and racing in a safe environment for children aged under 14. Once a month the club also meet in Bourne Woods for an hours ride, this is open to all the family. Club rides take place on Saturday and Sunday mornings covering various distances and usually take in a café stop. See the club website for more details. Terry Wright Cycles 102 Bridge Street, Deeping St James Tel: 01778 666876

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Having recently read of the Yoga regime adopted by footballer Ryan Giggs, I was interested to see that a new Yoga class may be starting in Bourne. Teacher Sarah Tite is gauging response from the public to see if a class is possible. To find out more, call Sarah on 07817 623330.

Motorcycle Racing

Haconby E3Motorsport rider Arnie Shelton raced to a creditable forth in class and sixth overall on his Thruxton debut. Arnie looks forward to improving further during the forthcoming rounds at Oulton Park, Knockhill and Snetterton where the more technical nature of the curcuits will suit his style.

Local Shot in GB call-up

Edenham teenager Rob Russell has again been called into the GB Clay Pigeon Shooting team to compete in Texas in May. A creditable 32nd (out of 1500) last year, Rob is aiming for a top 25 finish this time around.

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• Do you have a desk or table lamp that’s looking a bit tired? Remove it from view, place it behind something beautiful, perhaps even on the floor, to provide backlighting. It could throw some interesting shadows and light up a dingy corner in an exciting way. Don’t throw out your old lamps until you have experimented with them.

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• If you are renovating your space and need a new lighting plan be quite clear and put it down on paper. This will help explain your ideas to your electrician. Think about, and ensure you include, the three different functions as explained above and consider where the on/ off switches and sockets need to be situated for convenience and safety.

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Pet’s Corner Does your dog dig in the garden? By Tracey Longmuir of

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“Hello, I have a 4yr old mixed breed rescue dog that I have had for 3 years and he has recently started to dig up my garden, and I have no idea why. Can you please give me some ideas as to why this may have started after all this time as he didn’t do it before and what I can do to stop it?”

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There are a few reasons why a dog would start to dig in the garden, the best place to start is to ask yourself, has anything changed in his and your routines, living arrangements or work or home life? If you can answer yes to one or all of these questions you can be sure there could lay the reason. There are many reasons a dog will begin to dig and the most common are lack of exercise, boredom and separation anxiety.

• Lack of exercise – this is a good way

for them to burn off energy

• Boredom – this will give them a sense of purpose and will be self-rewarding and will make time pass quicker

• Separation anxiety – If he is seriously pining for you he is digging to get to you and is an unpleasant psychological issue relatively common among dogs, however as it’s so specific to each dog and owner, you would need to contact a specialist dog behaviourist to help assess the situation and recommend the next course of action.

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On the other hand, your dog may simply want to escape and see what is around the other side of the fence and no matter how much exercise and attention they get, it's nearly impossible to confine them and what I would suggest is that you don’t follow the discovery of a ruined flowerbed with a punishment as this is widely known as the least effective form of response as they won’t have a clue what the fuss is about, instead count to ten and then maybe consider making the spot they dig in a ‘flower free’ zone and allow it to become a ‘dog dig’ zone as long as it’s totally secure and they can’t escape!


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Add A Start Button to Windows 8?



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The most common compliant that I hear from people running Windows 8 is the lack of the traditional start button on the desktop. However, there are solutions available to rectify this.


What isn’t immediately obvious is that some of the functionality of the old Start Button is available using a key combination on the Windows 8 Metro START screen. To access this press the keyboard Windows key and the X key together The full list of commands are shown in the image to the left and you will recognise many from the old Windows Start button, especially those in the lower section. The upper section is system administration tools. Some of these tools are very powerful, so don’t ‘play’ with them unless you are sure what you are doing. You can access the Control Panel from here as well as tools for managing the various aspects of your computer. The traditional Run and Search are also offered.


In addition to the Windows X option there are a number of third-party (i.e.; non-Microsoft) apps that can be installed and which will add a Start button to the Windows 8 desktop, returning the familiar functionality that was removed by Microsoft in Windows 8. These apps vary in cost, complexity and quality but a FREE one that I can recommend is Pokki.

Pokki will modify your Windows 8 taskbar and will add a new Start button (shown on the left). Once added Pokki provides the following…

• List of Favourites • List of All Apps • Links to Control Panel • Links to Common user areas • A familiar log off/shutdown/restart menu • An icon to return to the Windows 8 Metro Start Screen

Why Microsoft chose to remove the Start button from Windows 8 is a mystery. I applaud their efforts in producing the Windows 8 Metro interface as it does offer a ‘new’ method of interfacing with your devices but they have got things very wrong by shoving this out without having a familiar Windows 7 style desktop behind it. The vast majority of my clients, especially those in their later years, are struggling with Windows 8 and would benefit from a higher degree of familiarity. Seems a little like change for change’s sake with no true benefit for users unless they are on a touch screen device. | May 2013




..The Abbey Lawn by Rex Needle


ourne is blessed with several green spaces for relaxation and sport but the Abbey Lawn has been in public use for longer than any other.

It once formed part of the grounds of the Abbey Church although the public were allowed to use it at the discretion of the vicar. There is no record of access ever being restricted and so it became the town’s unofficial recreation ground and has been in use for at least 200 years. The land was eventually acquired by a syndicate of local businessmen who rented out the rights for cricket and football but when it came under threat from housing development in 1931, Bourne United Charities decided to buy it for the benefit of the town with the intention of preserving it in perpetuity as an open space and sports ground. Football and cricket have been played here since the 19th century but other sports have since joined them including tennis, bowls and even the French game petanque, while nearby is the Outdoor Swimming Pool, one of the few remaining lidos in England. There was once a putting green here (circa 1965), now closed but a great attraction in the summer months. Quoits was also popular and

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competition was keen whenever visiting clubs arrived from surrounding towns while hockey was played here from 1921 until recent years. The Abbey Lawn has had many other uses with maypole dancing by schoolchildren on May Day during Victorian and Edwardian times while the annual Whit Monday sports which continued for over 30 years attracted the top athletes from around the country. When flax was grown in the area to help the national effort during and after the Great War, itinerant workers who were brought in each year to help with the harvest, camped under canvas on the Abbey Lawn and in the summer of 1918, a tented town sprang up catering for 500 people assisted by troops from various regiments. Church feasts and treats were celebrated here and gatherings for other national and royal occasions such as Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee in 1887 together with patriotic meetings and military parades during two world wars. Over the years therefore, the Abbey Lawn has been a focal point for the people and synonymous not only with sport but also the community spirit here in Bourne.


Archive photograph shows maypole dancing at the Abbey Lawn in 1900.

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Legal Corner

Your questions answered!

It’s time to talk about dementia

Dementia Awareness Week is the Alzheimer’s Society’s annual awareness-raising campaign and takes place this year from 19-25 May. The theme for this year’s Dementia Awareness Week is talking.


ementia is a disease of the brain some of the symptoms include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning. There are many types of dementia and dementia can affect everyone differently. If you are worried that you, or someone close to you, may have dementia, then the Alzheimer’s Society say it’s important to talk about it. Talk to your family and friends. Talk to your GP. Talk to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Should I talk to my Solicitor? Yes. They are able to advise you and your family on Legal and Practical issues that can help make dealing with your Personal, Legal and Financial affairs easier. One of the most important things you should think about is a Lasting Power of Attorney. This enables you to appoint who you want to deal with your finances and affairs or your health and welfare when you become unable to do so. If you do not have a Power of Attorney and you become mentally incapable of managing your affairs, then an application will need to be made to the Court of Protection who will appoint a Deputy on your behalf, this procedure is quite costly and can take up to 6 months to put in place. You should ensure that your Will is up to

date, and maybe discuss with your solicitor any possible ways of protecting your families inheritance from care home fees. What about end of life care? Not everyone wants to think about their end of life care but if you have strong feelings about it, a Living Will allows you to advise the medical profession and your family of your preferences regarding your end of life care and the refusal of certain medical treatment. Dementia can turn your world upside down but by sorting out your legal and financial affairs and putting them in order whilst you are able to ensures that in the future they will be dealt with in the way that you want.

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Events Diary

To list your eventl:


M&CO Charity Fashion Show, in aid of Thurlby Methodist Church. Wednesday 8th May - 7pm @ M&CO, Unit 1, Burghley Centre, Bourne. Tickets £5.00. Tickets available in store


Bourne and District Flower Club

are holding an Afternoon Tea in the Bourne Abbey Church Hall from 2.00-4.00p.m. There will be a Tombola and Sales Table. Tickets priced at £4.00 can be obtained from Mrs.M.Brown 01778 422167 or Mrs.P.Gray 01778 425852

19th Lincolnshire Heritage Day

An exciting opportunity to meet local history and heritage groups, organised by Leo Specialist Tours with the support of the Society of Lincolnshire History & Archaeology,. Sun 19 May 11am – 4pm. Free Entry Stamford Arts Centre, 01780 763203

20th U3A Meeting – Bourne Corn


May 2013

Exchange. Start is at 2.15am. A.G M - followed by our own ‘Singing for Pleasure ‘ Group. New members are welcome. For more information please contact: The Chairman Chris Searl, on 08455191385 or Membership Secretary, Val Palmer, on 01778-394998, e-mails U3A@talktalk. net


Romeo & Juliet - Icarus Theatre Collective. Following on from the success of Macbeth, the highly acclaimed Icarus Theatre Collective presents a bold and exciting new production of Shakespeare’s most tragic tale. Ages 10 years +. Wed 22 May at 7.30pm £14 (£12) £10 for students and groups Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763203 Regular events • Mondays: Tai Chi for healing 1.30pm - 2.30pm Tuesdays: Tai Chi 2pm - 3.30pm & 7.15pm - 8.45pm Fridays: Tai Chi for learning support 1.30pm - 2.30pm Contact 07413 620344 for above at Wake House, North Street Bourne

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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. enquiries@bournewestfield.


Bourne Boys Brigade Bourne Methodist Church, Abbey Road, PE10 9EF. Roger: 01778 425336 Bourne Girls Brigade Bourne Methodist Church, Abbey Road, PE10 9EF. 01778 423729 Bourne Army Cadets Cadet Hut, Austerby Road, PE10 9JG. Bourne Youth Centre 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 Jeans Youth Cafe 2 North Road Bourne - Fri/Sat 7-10pm Bourne Town Juniors Football Club Tel: 07891804432. Email:


For Police ring 101 (the nonemergency number).



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

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, PE10 9EF 01778 394380. St John the Baptist Church High Street, Morton PE10 0AP. 01778 571184 Bourne United Reformed Church Eastgate, PE10 9JY. 01775 722311. The Salvation Army Manning Rd, PE10 9ET. 01778 393459 / 421916.


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

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

Morton C of E Primary School Station Road, Morton, PE10 0NN. 01778 570389.

Willoughby School South Rd, PE10 9JD. 01778 425203.

Bourne Academy Edinburgh Crescent, PE10 9DT. 01778 422365. 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 Scrabble Club Methodist Church, Abbey Rd, PE10 9EF. Betty Benton: 01778 425234. Bourne Bridge Club Masonic Hall, 1-2 Roman Bank Bourne PE10 9LQ. 01778 423313 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. Hereward Probus Club Peter Page 01778 393031 page@ppeter98.orangehome.


Royal British Legion Burghley Street, PE10 9NS. 01778 421110. Bourne and Thurlby First Responders 01778 420357 or 07875 308837. Bourne United Charities 01778 422387.


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 Preservation Trust Wake House, North Street. 07825 515394.

01778 394935 New Springwells Practice The Surgery, Station Rd, Rippingale, PE10 0TA. 01778 440200.

Alternatives Pregnancy Advice Centre

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


St Barnabas Lincs Hospice Hannah Thompson: 01476 591010. Bourne Arts and Community Trust Wake House, PE10 9AE. 01778 393517.

SSAFA Forces Help Nev Johnson: 01778 394483. British 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

The Salvation Army Manning Road, PE10 9ET. 01778 421916/ 393459.

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Tracy Hankin Bourne 4 Fitness Disco/80’s Revival workout and Yoga/Pilates. Contact for info 07799250581. Bourne Leisure Centre Queens Road, Bourne, PE10 9DX 01778 421 435. Bourne Ladies FC 07971 555710 Bourne Kart Club Please visit our website for details. or find us on Facebook: bournekartclub Ki-Ways Tai Chi Club 07413 620344

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 Coggles Causeway PE10 9LN. 01778 423338. Bourne Deeping Hockey Club Bourne Outdoor Pool Abbey Lawns, Abbey Rd, Bourne, PE10 9ET. 01778 422063.


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