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Inside this issue Slippers Almost like home pages 20

Galletly Medical Practice plans finalised

Discovering... Bourne Market page 43

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Issue 74 / October 2017

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Welcome to Your October Issue.

Welcome to October’s issue. Don’t forget that “Stoptober” is now upon us. Research has found that if you can stop smoking for the whole month, you’re five times more likely to quit for good. Why not have a go this year? You’ll find some advice inside. For further information, including tips and advice to stop smoking, search ‘Stoptober’ on a search engine, or visit . With the money you’ve saved then treat yourselves to a Christmas to remember – barely ninety days from now! But before then, don’t forget to stock up for when those “Trick or Treaters” pay you a visit on Hallowe’en.

Claire x


Bourne Highlights

8................ Words from the Mayor 12-15....... Community Matters 18.............. Starting at Nursery

20............. School in the Spotlight – Slippers 24............. Stop Smoking with hypnotherapy 28............. “Text neck syndrome” 31.............. Happy fourth birthday Kudos 32............. The Travel Column – Oman 34............. Legal issues – Lasting Power of Attorney

This month, we feature Bourne’s weekly market, which, (as you’ll be able to discover from our resident fount of all things historical, Rex Needle), was founded by royal charter granted to the Lord of the Manor of Bourne, Baldwin Wake, by King Edward I in 1279. Lots of “eau” has flowed under the bridge since then of course, but our regular traders continue to arrive on a Thursday and a Saturday, enabling us to still call ourselves a “market town”. Don’t forget: “Spring forward, Fall back”, as we lose the hour on Sunday October 29th. On the subject of reminders, the old, “round pound” coin will cease to be legal tender after October 15th, which leads us seamlessly into comedian Ken Cheng’s one-liner, which has been named funniest joke of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival: “I’m not a fan of the new pound coin, but then again, I hate all change.” Enjoy the read!


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56............. The Puzzle Page 60............. Your Finances – “Enjoy or

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62 ............ Pets and Vets – “I love my dog …” 64-67..... Events and Gigs Guide 68............. The Technology Site 70............. The Motoring Column

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72............. Police Patrol – Hare coursing 73 ............ Bourne United Charities

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Taff Lovesey, Rex Needle, Paul Ross, Eileen Le Voi, Clare Lockett, Wayne Smith, Philip Hakim, Paul Fellows, Philip Bell, Sgt. Rachel Blackwell, Double and Megson, Claire Saunders, Christine Beardwood, Patrick Hunt, Sarah Blyth


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Words from the Mayor Councillor Paul Fellows

I’ll start by thanking a whole host of wonderful people: Thank you Chris and Harry at Elsea Park Co-op; Nicky, Leanne and Lucy at the Hereward Practice; and Steve at Digby Court. Each of these wonderful people looked after me when I added to the pressure of their day by foisting myself on them. And also, a big thank you to the organisers of the Dyke Scarecrow Festival for three amazing days! The almost new Co-op at Elsea Park is providing a very much needed service, as more people move into this part of Bourne, and has a huge range of stock. The manager, Chris, is absolutely community-minded and committed to developing the principles that the Co-op was originally founded on. Check it out - I had a great day stocking shelves and meeting customers.

Judi and I joined the Rotary Club at the ‘planting’ of a Peace Pole at Westfield School. The pole itself has ‘May Peace Prevail on Earth’ in nine languages. It was heartening to hear the plans that headteacher, Elaine Radley, has for its development, with “care and understanding of others” totally rooted in the ethos of the school.

We were also privileged to be invited to the opening of the new libraries at Bourne Abbey School and Elsea Park School, both officially opened by Mike Dilger, wildlife expert and regular presenter on BBC’s ‘The One Show.’ Each library is amazingly decorated and provides a space for children that is imaginative, welcoming and inspiring. Well done to both schools. 8



When I joined Nicky and her team for a day at the Hereward Practice, I had hoped I would be allowed to do the odd injection or set the wayward bone! Luckily, and rightly so, I was not even allowed to ask anyone to cough or take a deep breath, but keeping first Leanne, and then Lucy, company on reception, I was soon made aware of the amazing job our health professionals do in Bourne. They all deserve a huge thank you for their commitment and care. I think I want to thank Steve for allowing me to help him re-lay some wayward slabs at Digby Court and, as I escaped with no aching muscles or trapped finger tips, I will! Steve is the cog that keeps so many of the practical necessities functioning at Digby Court, and it was great to spend time with him and do some ‘blokey’ work. oct obe r 2 0 1 7

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Barnsdale Hall Hotel recently celebrated twentyfive years as a worldwide holiday destination with its association with RCI Group, (the world’s largest holiday timeshare company). Barnsdale Country Club affiliated to the RCI Holiday Exchange programme in (Left to right) - Peter Moore 1992. Benefiting from a prime location in England’s (Chairman of BOA), Marj Anderson (RCI), Barbara smallest county, Rutland, Hodges and Russell Waters and overlooking the (Barnsdale Hall). beautiful Rutland Water conservation area, it has long been a much-in-demand holiday option for members. Dimitris Manikis, (Vice President, Business Development, RCI Europe, Middle East and Africa), explains, “At RCI we do everything in our power to ensure the resorts affiliated to our programme provide a quality holiday experience in every way. The staff at Barnsdale have always been 100% behind us in this, having held a top RCI resort quality award for the entire twenty-five years of its operation and affiliation with RCI. For the past fourteen years, Barnsdale has held the RCI Gold Crown quality rating, and it can be very proud of that fantastic achievement”. Grimsthorpe Concert A3 poster 2017_Layout 1 06/09/2017 09:54 Page 1


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We bring you items of interest for your home and community. If there is something you’d like us to cover or you have something to say please get in touch with Claire:

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BOURNE FOOTLIGHTS PRESENT ‘GLORIOUS’ Members of Bourne Footlights, (one of the area’s leading amateur dramatics groups), are currently rehearsing ‘Glorious’, a comedy by award-winning West End and Broadway playwright, Peter Quilter. Directed by Jane Webb, ‘Glorious ‘ is based on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins, the legendary New

York heiress and socialite who wanted to be a great operatic diva, and who used all her money, charm and unstoppable will-power to make it happen. Set in New York in the 1940s, the play begins with Madame Jenkins, (Mary Haggar), auditioning her pianist Cosme McMoon, (Ian Gibbs). This delightful and funny play follows the exploits of Florence, Cosme, St Clair (Martin Tyrrell), Dorothy (Lynn Kirk) and Maria (Nina Quinlan), through recordings and recitals to the crowning moment of a concert in Carnegie Hall.

Guaranteed to leave you with a warm glow and a smile on your face, ‘Glorious’ will be performed at Bourne Corn Exchange on Wednesday November 8th, Thursday November 9th and Friday November 10th. Doors will open at 7pm and the performance will begin at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced at £8, (£7 for senior citizens on Wednesday and Thursday only), will be available from ‘The Ginger Fox”, Abbey Road, Bourne, from Tuesday October 17th 2017 (please note - cash or cheque only).

BOURNE TOWN HALL – HERITAGE WEEKEND OPEN DAYS On September 9th and 10th, Bourne Town Hall opened its doors to the public as part of National Heritage Open Days, when thousands of properties countrywide were open, free of charge, to the public.

The response far exceeded expectations, with over three hundred visitors over the two days, many of whom had never seen the inside of the building before, even though they had lived in Bourne for many years – but then only a few would have seen the old Magistrates Court! Downstairs in the “shambles” were old photographs of the Town Hall, its various uses and events from the early twentieth century, along with plenty of information relating to them –which were kindly provided by Rex Needle. Also the Bourne Floral Club arranged a stunning display of flowers in one of the alcoves. Upstairs, the Magistrates Court was laid out as it was before it closed in 2008, with some information about past miscreants. 12


Amongst the visitors we had one gentleman whose grandfather looked after the horses that drew the fire tender, which was kept under one of the Town Hall’s arches. Many of the longer-standing members of Bourne shared their memories, with several having fond recollections of the market in front of the Town Hall and the cattle and pig markets behind. There were also ancestors of those who had donated money to the building of the Town Hall in 1821 (which was financed by public subscription), when it was a centre for local affairs and petty and quarter sessions were held there. Plans for the future development of the building as an Arts Centre were on display and, almost without exception, people were very excited about the Town Hall’s future and


what a benefit it would be to the community. Now we have to raise a substantial amount of money, along with the Heritage grant, to renovate and remodel the interior, and with your help and support we are convinced that this is possible. oct obe r 2 0 1 7

“It’s a Scarecrow Takeover!” – A Review of Dyke Festival For the fourth year in succession, scarecrows descended upon Dyke, loitering around villagers’ gardens, looking innocent standing on verges and suspiciously hanging about public places. This year, the festival committee had organised additional attractions to extend the interest. The inclusion of a Beer Festival included an opportunity for live music on both evenings. Friday saw local musician, “Henry” providing some enjoyable entertainment, whilst the inclusion of the Beltonas ceilidh band ensured that everybody became involved the next night.

On Saturday, there were many stalls, with items ranging from novelty toys to greeting cards, pet food to ceramics, and model cars to lace-making. In addition, Paul Fellows, Bourne Town Mayor, introduced “The Friends of Stamford Theatre”, who provided an excellent performance on the stage in the beer tent. On Sunday, there were more stalls and a number of wellreceived activities. Local dance school, LDC, performed an impressive display, followed by local dog-training and care company, “On the Ball”, who ran a fun dog show. Later, the Tuneless Choir performed a range of popular songs and were successful in getting good audience participation, whilst surprising many with their ability. Pleasing to report were some very positive responses from many people who had attended. One notable success was that a large number of villagers of a wide age range had joined in and enjoyed the various activities that had been provided over the weekend. There are many people to thank for their hard work, support and creative input, namely: Dyke Village Hall Management Committee and the Scarecrow SubCommittee, Members of Dyke WI, William Ash, Phillip Sherwin, Monty Andrews and the friends and relatives of Stephen Castel. Main sponsors for this year’s event were The Stores Department, (Graham Hill Way, Bourne); Universal

Fitness Centre, (Cherry Holt Road); Claybournes Kitchen and Bathrooms, (Cherry Holt Square); Trev’s Tyres, (Cherry Holt Square); and the Wishing Well Inn, Dyke. Results of the Scarecrow Competition: In first place, and winner of the trophy – Oh-Bee-HayVe! (Bethany Longland, aged eight, representing the Longland family). In second place – Sponge Bob Square Pants by Tina Lovesey. In third place – Prince Amy and Spartan by Mr N..Flynn. Dr Brian Parkinson, Chair of the Dyke Village Hall Management Committee, summarised the weekend, announced the result, and thanked all concerned, before writing this review. So now for 2018, but perhaps a little break first, before the excitement starts again!

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The Wright Girls Doing the Right Thing! It has certainly been a summer to remember for these two sisters, Emily and Chloe Wright, from Edinburgh Crescent in Bourne. The £100 wad of cash is their reward for having been the lucky winners of our August, Seaside Treasure Hunt, competition. Both girls attend Bourne Abbey Academy C. of E. School and Nursery. The competition proved to be our most popular yet with scores of

youngsters dragging parents round the various shops and businesses, in search of the clues. (Yes, there were several mums and dads too, who were doing the dragging £100 takes a lot of earning, you know!) Many thanks to you all for having entered, and to the forty businesses whose windows were the focus of so much attention during August.

Friends of Bourne Wood: Vacancy for a Voluntary Orchard Manager The Friends of Bourne Wood (FOBW) established a community orchard on land adjacent to Bourne Wood in 2012. The orchard is now fully planted with a diverse mixture of fruit trees, many of which are sponsored by local people or organisations. The varieties planted range from old, local ones to well-known varieties. A bed of

raspberries has also been included, as an extra interest. A wildlife pond has recently been commenced.

land is leased). Weekly work parties take place between 10am and 12 noon on most Saturdays.

The day-to-day management of the orchard is in the hands of volunteers, ultimately overseen by the Committee of FOBW, (the latter including representatives of the Forestry Commission (FC), from whom the

Please send an expression of interest to secretary@ , including a brief statement of suitability for the post by Thursday November 2nd, 2017.

The voluntary orchard manager job description, role and key tasks The Friends are now seeking a voluntary orchard manager, whose overall role will be to: • Work closely with the community orchard volunteers, FOBW and FC to deliver the objectives of the orchard management plan.

• The revised orchard management plan will need to be signed off by the FOBW Committee including FC.

• Ensure that the necessary tools and consumables are available.

• Any proposed expenditure for purchase of equipment and tools will need to be agreed in advance by the FOBW Committee.

More specifically, the role will entail:

• Where necessary, liaise with and organise any third-party work parties.

• Undertaking the key tasks and meeting the targets from the management plan which include:

• Establish an orchard working group (a sub-committee of the main FOBW Committee).

· Complete the pond and ensure it is fenced.

• Revise the orchard management plan in liaison with FC and the FOBW Committees.

· Ensure the fruit trees are pruned annually and the bases are kept free of vegetation. · Ensure the paths and orchard are mown according to the stipulated frequency. · Undertake regular checks of the benches, picnic tables and noticeboard, and arrange for repairs and wood preservation, as necessary. 14

• Organise and plan the weekly work parties and provide management and supervision for the volunteers.


• Attend the FOBW Committee meetings and provide progress reports. Authority • The post holder will have delegated authority from the FOBW Committee to organise and direct the work parties and establish an orchard working group sub-committee.


Time commitment • Estimating the time commitment for this new role is difficult, but it is anticipated that the time input will be an annual average of around three to four hours a week. Key skills required • Strong communication and organisational skills. Familiar with networking with voluntary and statutory organisations and volunteers with a range of skills. • Diplomacy skills. • Some understanding of horticulture (fruit trees) is desirable, but not essential.

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Farewell “Mower Queen” and Thank You!

(A well-deserved acknowledgement from Bourne’s Mayor, Paul Fellows) Waiting at the traffic lights in the middle of town recently, I was behind Hayley Pateman, who was sitting on Bourne United Charities’ mower, but please do not think “lawn mower”: think - MOWER! A beast of a machine, street legal and, with Hayley on it, it was on its way to cut the grass at the Abbey Lawn. For the last nine years, Hayley has been a very important member of the team that has looked after the Abbey Lawn, the Well Head Park, The War Memorial and the gardens that sit behind and around the Bourne Eau and Baldock’s Mill; this being the muchphotographed southern ‘entrance’ to Bourne, the bank of the river which everyone says looks fantastic when in spring it is covered with daffodils. Working alongside Andy Scotney, Hayley has made a huge contribution to Bourne by making sure that the open parkland that sits in the middle of our town looks amazing and, down the years, developed it into the living resource that it is. Many towns would love to have what we have on the Abbey Lawn. We have sporting facilities we can be proud of and a space which, whilst housing these

fantastic facilities, still manages to exude an air of manicured calm. This does not happen by accident; it is down to the support and management of Bourne United Charities and people like Andy and Hayley. Hayley has decided that it’s time to move on and she will have stopped working for BUC by the time you read this article. She will have been thanked, properly and formally, by BUC for all the work and effort she has put in, but I want to thank her for being such a positive role model. There is, and should be, no job that gender should stop any person doing if they are capable of doing it, and that was the message I truly

got, whenever I saw Hayley driving the MOWER or wielding a chainsaw. Hopefully, a lot of youngsters – and she had a great rapport with some of the local ones - got that message too. We need also to acknowledge the work that Bourne United Charities does for the town. Governed by a board of Trustees and supported by their Clerk, Gail, and Vanessa, they enable a wide range of activities that benefit Bourne as a whole. Bourne United Charities make sure that we have The Well Head Park, The Abbey Lawn and the War Memorial and gardens. We have all enjoyed these places throughout each year, and just imagine how poorer our community would be without them. So once again, thank you.

Sophie Allport Marks Ten Years with a Move to New Premises Lincolnshire homewares business, Sophie Allport, celebrates their tenth anniversary this year. The business was founded in 2007 by designer Sophie and her accountancy-trained brother, Jem, in a spare bedroom in Battersea, London. The business

has come a long way since then. 2009 saw a move to a garage office outside Stamford and then, in 2011, expansion took them to King Street Industrial Estate near Langtoft. The business is due to move to a new 35,000 square foot site in Bourne. Previously a distribution centre for Carlsberg, it has been renamed ‘The Old Brewery’ by Sophie and her team! “We are in the midst of upgrading the site with a plan to move the warehousing and offices in early October,” explained Jem. Sophie Allport is a thriving business,

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employing nearly fifty staff and has around nine hundred stockists in the UK. “We have taken on an additional fifteen members of staff to help us in the lead-up to Christmas,” explained Jem Allport. “The move to The Old Brewery in Bourne will help us to be more efficient and also gives us space to continue to grow. It’s exciting times.” The business is famous for its fine bone china and kitchen fabrics, but you will also find a wide range of products for pets and children and a lovely collection of hats, scarves, home fragrance and bags.




Ready for Hallowe’en on October 31st? - What’s that all about then? Hallowe’en is a night of celebration, every year, on October 31st. The word Hallowe’en is a shortening of “All Hallows’ Evening”, (the day before All Hallows’ Day). Traditional activities include trick-or-treating, bonfires, costume parties, visiting “haunted houses” and carving pumpkins or “jack-o-lanterns”.

believed that the fires attracted insects to the area which in turn attracted bats to the area. These are additional attributes of the history of Hallowe’en.

Hallowe’en has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain (pronounced “sahwin”). The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. Samhain was a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and prepare for winter. The ancient Gaels believed that, on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc, such as sickness or damaged crops. The festival would frequently involve bonfires. It is

“Trick-or-treating” is an activity for children on or around Hallowe’en, in which they proceed from house to house in costumes, asking for treats such as confectionery with the question, “Trick or treat?” The “trick” part of “trick or treat” is a threat to play a trick on the homeowner or his property, if no treat is given. Trick-or-treating is one of the main traditions of Hallowe’en. It has become socially expected that if you live in a neighbourhood with children, you should purchase treats in preparation for trick-ortreaters.

Hand Craft Barns – (Everything Handmade)

When Chris Delderfield moved to Hanthorpe at the beginning of this year, she saw the opportunity to fulfil her longterm dream of starting up her own small business. The property she had purchased had a a small, derelict stone barn in the grounds of her bungalow, which was just begging to be renovated. It has now been turned into a superbly different, little shop, selling a range of costume jewellery (all handmade by Chris herself ), as well as cards, luxury soap, chocolates, jams, ornaments and more. She is adding to her product line all the time, sourcing handmade items that are just that bit different! As is the trend, well before Christmas there will be a range of new and exciting festive additions, including Christmasthemed jewellery and pop-up musical Christmas cards that light up! She is also planning to hold various craft classes, depending on demand. The Barn Shop will be open at weekends from 10am – 4pm, or by appointment at any other time. She will be pleased to welcome you, so why not pop in to see what is on offer? 16



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Practical Parenting

Starting at Nursery

by Sarah Blyth, Director of Childcare, Chestnut Day Nurseries


tarting nursery is the beginning of a new and exciting stage in your child’s life. But it’s also the end of an era, so you may get a feeling of sadness or anxiety. When you’ve been by your baby’s side every waking moment, it’s hardly surprising that watching them disappear into a room of virtual strangers is enough to fill even the most confident parent with uncertainty. What if they cry when you leave? What if the other children don’t play with them? While these concerns are completely normal, it’s also good to stop and think that children are far more resilient than they appear. In fact, there’s a good chance your child is coping better with the transition than you are! Your child will need support to allow them to build close relationships with nursery staff and, of course, their new-found friends. A key component of the success in building these new bonds is for the nursery to offer you “settling-in sessions”. During these, the nursery staff should focus on making your child feel at ease; they should also provide you with as much reassurance as possible. Your child will be allocated a ‘key person’, who will become your first point of call for discussing the needs of your child and receiving feedback. The key person’s role is to: ● Respond to your child’s individual needs. ● Develop secure and trusting relationships with you and your child.

● Keep records of your child’s developmental and social progress ● Conduct observations of your child in the nursery setting and develop next steps for learning. Almost all children will settle into their new nursery and gradually get used to their new routine. Most children will react in some way; however, do not worry, reactions are normal. Just think, it won’t be long before you look back on this period and celebrate all the learning your child has achieved through attending nursery and socialising with their many new friends. Eventually, many parents encounter their child crying when they do not want to go home at the end of their session, as they are too busy discovering new toys, learning new skills or building relationships with their new friends. Chestnut Nursery Schools is one of the UK’s leading providers of high-quality, pre-school education. We’re committed to giving your child the best start in life. We recognise every child is unique, and our team work hard to build a trusting relationship with each child, to help them get the most out of their time with us. We are now excited to be expanding, and are looking for amazing environments within this region. So, watch this space.

Chestnut Nursery Schools is one of the UK’s leading providers of high-quality, pre-school education. We’re committed to giving your child the best start in life by helping them develop their intellectual, emotional and personal skills through learning and play. We balance traditional teaching methods with learning through play in a warm, nurturing environment. Our schools are very much at the heart of the communities they’re based in! Our staff are experienced and motivated childcare and teaching professionals. We recognise every child is unique, and




our team work hard to build a trusting relationship with each child, to help them get the most out of their time with us. With being one of the UK’s leading providers we are now expanding and are looking for amazing environments with in this region.

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School in the Spotlight

Slippers - almost like home! “a very harmonious child-centred setting, where children feel valued, learn to play together co-operatively and appreciate each other as individuals”. Slippers Extended Provision opened in February 2010, and has rapidly proved extremely popular, offering before- and after-school care, plus school holiday provision for children aged from four to eleven years of age. They provide a homely environment on the school premises, where children can relax and take part in activities that interest them. Ofsted made comments such as, ‘This is a very harmonious setting where children learn to play together co-operatively and appreciate each other as individuals’, and ‘Children are highly engaged in activities and very well settled…The manager is passionate about her role… and arrangements to safeguard the children are strong.’ The children’s time at Slippers is not simply an extension of their school day, and the activities that take place are resourced to support the children’s own choices. Using the children’s own interests, stimulating themes are planned throughout the year to offer an organised structure on which the children can build. However, these are just guidelines; the activities are flexible, to support the children’s choices and interpretations. For instance, they often choose to perform plays in the stage area, make healthy snacks, construct fantastic junk models, or just role play. They do have a TV and electronic games, but these are regularly overlooked by the children, in favour of social interaction

with their peers. Slippers are outside whenever possible and use all of the school’s excellent outside areas. The qualified staff include many familiar faces from within Westfield which increases the children’s feeling of safety and security, also adding to their knowledge and understanding of the children’s interests and family. Please feel free to check out the web site at E-mail or ring 07549 299077 - They would be very pleased to provide any further information. Opening Times: Term Time 7.30am – school time 3.10pm – 6.00pm Holiday Time 8.00am – 6.00pm or 9.00am – 4.00pm (7.30 a.m. start available on request) Charges Before School: £4.00 (including breakfast, with a choice of cereals, toast, bagels, crumpets, eggs, fresh fruit, yogurt and fruit juice or milk) After School: £8.00 (including a healthy snack from the menu, eg. crackers and cheese, pasta and tomato sauce, ham salad wraps) Holiday Provision: from £18.00 (including a mid-morning and afternoon snack)

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Two Easy Steps to Look Amazing this Winter by Claire Saunders, Renu - Health, Beauty & Fitness


f you are wanting to look your best for the party season this year, now is the time to make your action plan. Once upon a time, we just counted our calories and made a reduction enough to lose those extra pounds. It’s a tiresome exercise, weighing food and referring to calorie charts daily and in recent years, there has been more emphasis on the types of food we eat, rather than their calorific value.

Step Two: Reduce your calorie intake by 250 kcal daily.

So do calories really count anymore if you want to lose weight?

By doing this, you are creating an energy deficit of 500kcals a day and 3500kcals a week. This equates to losing one to two pounds of weight a week.

The truth is that if you reduce your calorie intake by 3,500 calories per week (or 500 calories per day), you will lose one to two pounds each week. However, controlling the content of those calories will make your weight loss easier to maintain. Keeping sugar and starchy carbohydrates to a minimum and making up your calories from good quality protein, lots of green fruit and vegetables and healthy fats, will squash hunger cravings and promote a better body shape and improve your overall health. Increasing your activity levels will burn calories and therefore mean you have more flexibility for food, and improve your muscle tone and body shape. Therefore, if you follow these two easy steps you will reach your goal. You need to reduce your calorie intake by 250kcals a day and increase the amount of energy you burn by 250kcals a day. Step One: Increase your daily activity to burn 250 kcals a day. (This energy expenditure should be on top of what you normally do now). e.g.250kcals = A 30 minute RENU workout. = A 45 minute brisk walk. = 60 minutes Pilates class. = 60 minutes vacuuming and sweeping the floor. = 45 minutes moderate cycling.

e.g. 250kcals = Three Bourbon biscuits. = A large glass of wine. = An ounce of cheese and two biscuits. = A Mars bar. = A 50g ‘grab bag’ of crisps.

Even more importantly, by creating an energy deficit of 500kcals a day, you will be burning fat cells. This means you will be more likely to maintain your loss, and you will improve your muscle tone. However, beware of ‘crash diets!’ It is tempting to try to cut out more calories to lose weight quicker, but beware. If you were to cut out more calories a day than advised on the energy deficit, you would be ‘crash dieting’. Crash diets can make your weight drop dramatically; however, the weight lost will go back on just as quickly. This means that if you start now, you could lose twelve to fourteen pounds before the party season starts! Our “Little Black Dress Challenge” is the perfect way to plan to look amazing for the party season, with weekly motivation, dietary advice and lots of fun workouts to attend.

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“Stop smoking” - hypnotherapy could be the answer!

Are you tired of constantly battling your smoking habit? Many people ask me if hypnotherapy can really help them give up smoking. Hypnotherapy powerfully re-programmes your subconscious mind, by tackling the root cause of your smoking habit, which is your thoughts. Solution-focused hypnotherapy can help someone who is determined to quit smoking for good by using your imagination to create a non-smoking future which is positive, empowering and allows you to take control, not only of your smoking habits but of your life. Benefits of stopping smoking are amazing – • You will have a decreased chance of having a heart attack after 24 hours of stopping. • You will no longer be taking in 4,500 cell-destroying chemicals. • You will learn to control cravings and deal with stress. • Your skin will improve its appearance. • You will feel fitter and healthier, with more energy. • You will reduce the risk of developing illness. • You will no longer smell of tobacco.

• You will no longer endanger those around you. Are you ready to kick your habit for good? Using the latest hypnotherapy techniques, we’ll work together to powerfully re-programme your subconscious mind, so that it supports your conscious decision to stop smoking. This effectively stops your subconscious thoughts urging you to smoke and therefore significantly increases your chances of kicking your habit for good.

“Regain your health, wealth and wellbeing” The hypnosis part of the stop-smoking treatment is a key stage to cementing the change during which the client experiences around forty-five minutes of hypnosis. During the hypnosis process, the subconscious mind effectively “rewires” itself to help the person’s willpower and commitment to smoking cessation. The stop-smoking hypnotherapy formula works, regardless of how many cigarettes you smoke or how long you have been smoking. The treatment is tailored to you as an individual so you can get the best out of your life and it helps you to realise your full potential, in a relaxed comfortable environment. BOOK TODAY AND BREAK FREE FROM YOUR HABIT

• You will enjoy the taste of food more. • You will enjoy improved breathing and fitness levels. • You will feel happier, more confident and in more control. • You will have improved fertility levels. • You can save money and spend it on things which can improve your quality of life, rather than undermining it.

If you would like to book an appointment or find out more about hypnotherapy, contact Christine on: 0780 9690 964 or contact@ beardwoodhypnotherapy.

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Offer available during October 2017 | Book early to avoid disappointment

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Bourne Galletly Medical Practice

Building work has been slightly delayed but we expect contractors to be on-site from mid-October 2017. During the build, services will run as normal with patient parking and access maintained. Full health and safety assessments have been undertaken, but we would ask people to be mindful that contractors will be on-site. Additionally, in line with Government and NHS Plans, the premises are designed to be able to offer a range of Primary Care services outside of GP routine hours. Again, this is one of our aims as we believe that by amalgamating healthcare professionals into a multi-disciplinary team, it makes eminent sense to expand the routine hours of access to these services for which the building has been expanded. Our aim is to see the integration of a range of healthcare professionals into one multi-disciplined team, with the aim of providing seamless patient care in keeping with the aims of the NHS General Practice Forward View. We believe the amalgamation of General Practice, Community, Mental Health and Social Service teams can only be of benefit to the patients of Bourne and surrounding areas, and will allow better continuity of care and an increased range of services.

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Equally, our aim is for hospital consultants to provide a range of outpatient appointments from the premises, thus negating the need for patients to travel to Peterborough, Grantham or further afield. This is particularly the case in regard to the operating theatre which is of the same standard as that found in hospitals. This will allow consultants to undertake day procedures on our patients’ doorstep, including during weekends. However, we would like to assure everyone that patient choice will remain paramount.

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The Blight of so-called “Text Neck”! by Rebecca Brett


here is no question that the development of technology and changes to the way we communicate with each other has led to us being virtually glued to our electronic devices. Such changes in habits have been attributed to the upsurge in treatment requirements for postural complaints. The so-called “Text Neck Syndrome” is an overuse syndrome or repetitive stress disorder, caused by holding your head in a downward and forward position for long periods of time. When you hold your head in a correct upright position with the ears central to the shoulders, the neck muscles and spine can equally support the weight of the head. If the head is allowed to fall forwards and downwards by even 1 inch from its natural position, approximately six times as much force can be generated through the neck!!

treatment, exercise and raising your general awareness to help you minimise the effects of a modern life. For further advice, please contact Rebecca Brett at The Wellhead Practice.

To illustrate this, imagine holding a bowling ball close to your chest with both hands. Now imagine holding the same bowling ball with your hands away from the body with outstretched arms. Which is harder? The same can be said for your head; the further away from the body it falls forwards, the greater the effort required to support it. Over time, symptoms such as stiffness, dull aches and sharp pains in the neck, shoulders and upper back can occur. Occasionally, headaches and sometimes referred pain or “pins and needles” in the arms may be suffered. In the worst of cases an increased rounding or hunching of the spine may lead to chronic pain. Treatment of the above symptoms may be helped by remedial massage. A protracted neck (where the chin is positioned more forwards) tends to create tension in the muscles at the front of the neck and chest while overstretching, and weakening the muscles at the back of the neck, shoulders and upper back. After a full postural assessment and joint range testing, appropriate treatment will include massage and stretching, to allow the shoulders to rotate backwards and alleviate any tension in the chest and muscles at the front of the neck. This can help soothe trigger points and other areas of specific pain. A course of treatment will aim to reduce your pain, restore normal range of movement and strength while developing full functional normal movement and ultimately, reduce any recurrence. It is unlikely that we will stop using our devices both at work and at play, but prevention is better than cure. Sports / remedial massage may help you to improve your posture through

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have to be. Sound Advice Hearing provide a friendly, caring and comprehensive hearing healthcare service, which is tailor made to each patient’s unique hearing needs and lifestyle. Hearing loss is unique to each individual and there are a number of different solutions that can be designed to meet someone’s particular requirements. Modern digital hearing aids can be quite discreet, Established in 2003, Sound Advice Hearing is an powerful and be fitted to glasses! Because independent family run business specialising in just t: 01778 392832 | e:even Sound Advice Hearing are independent they can hearing care. They offer a wide range of services 13 Abbey advice Road | Bourne | PE10range 9EF give customers impartial and a wide including - Free hearing tests, full diagnostic of solutions unlike some other companies. assessments, speech in noise testing, wax FAMILY BUSINESS




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Happy Birthday Kudos

It’s hard to believe that Kudos Hair has been open for four years already in North Street, Bourne, and what a four years it has been, with new products, new staff and new treatments. Along with Jan, owner of the salon, we now have Tammy, Lauren, Lynsey, Tasha and Chloe, who are all very experienced hair stylists with a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of hairdressing, including the latest techniques such as Balayage and root smudging.

Lauren has now completed her Level 3 NVQ Advanced Hairdressing and is also qualified in High Definition eyebrows. We are all passionate hairdressers and attend courses regularly to keep up-to-date with all the latest techniques. We use Sensus MC2 colours in our salon; they are kinder to the hair and scalp. Sensus MC2 colours are pleasant smelling with no ammonia or PPDs (often the cause of sensitivity in hair colouring.) They also contain botanical extracts, such as hawthorn,

pomegranate, rose hip and honey. We also use the Schwarzkopf “BlondMe” range; these colours are amazing at creating all the latest tones on blonde hair. With our range of products, alongside ongoing education, the team is able to create great colour and colour correction without damaging the hair. Kudos takes pride in being a friendly salon, offering clients the best possible service; from the initial consultation to the colour or cut, as well as advice on how to keep hair in great condition.

Visit the Kudos Hair Facebook page for special offers and plenty of “before and after” shots. Also visit our website for more information on prices and products used. 01778 395523 • 56 North Street, Bourne


Oman – Holiday Destination Like No Other

Clare Lockett

Travel Counsellor

Oman is known as a soul-satisfying place to visit and offers visitors a chance to experience breath-taking scenery, combined with incredible history and a unique culture. Although Oman offers all the expected modern luxuries, much care has been taken to preserve both the country’s cultural heritage and its unique natural environment. This provides a seamless blend of modern and ancient Arabia. The combination of white sand, desert oases, wadis, rugged mountains and lush green plains, offer an amazing backdrop for any holiday. Whether travellers seek adventure on the mountain peaks, the luxury of a secluded beach resort, or immersion in the sights and sounds of an ancient culture, Oman provides a holiday destination like no other in the region. Muscat and Beyond Muscat, the capital of Oman, lies on the Indian Ocean and is known as the heart and soul of Oman. Here you can find the perfect balance of modern and ancient Arabia. Discover a lively city on the coast with resorts, ports, super yachts and the enchanting Muttrah souk encompassed by rugged mountains, forts and palaces. Go up north to Musandam, a province which borders Oman from the UAE and the ideal location to retreat from the world and spend quality time in luxury. Take a traditional dhow boat ride along the fjord for views of dramatic coastlines and beautiful scenery, or jump in for some of the world’s best scuba diving. Take a trip down south to Salalah, which offers something unique and special, compared to the rest of the Arabian Peninsula - cooler climates, lush greenery, world class fruits and wildlife such as the Arabian oryx and gazelles.

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Frankincense trees only grow in this part of Oman and the fragrant smell surrounds the city. What to see and do Adventure: A country surrounded by rugged cliffs and sand dunes will certainly please any adventure seekers. Jabel Shams (Mountain of the Sun) stands 3,000 metres above sea level and is ideal for leisurely or extreme activities. A visit to Al Sharqiyah Sands is ideal for 4x4 bashing or sand boarding. Nature: Natural beauty is everywhere in Oman, from the wadis (lagoons) to the green mountains. Oman waters are rich in marine life and coral, making diving and snorkelling a top activity. On shore, don’t miss turtle watching season; from July to October visitors can see baby turtles make their first voyage to sea! Culture: Oman is a melting pot of culture, due to its strong historical links with India, Persia, Zanzibar, Portugal and the UK. These influences have made Oman very different from the rest of Arabia and this is evident in all cultural activities and especially the flavoursome food. To plan your next holiday, please contact me.

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wHy ExERCIsE? In the beginning of human history “Man” was a ‘hunter/gatherer’. In order to eat, he had to hunt. In order to survive he had to run away from savage animals. Through history “Man” has been active – until now!

ClAss CHAngEs Bootcamp - new indoor venue, The Sports Hall, Bourne Leisure Centre, 8:15pm, from Thursday 5 October

I haven’t exercised for years, why start now? Because its never too late!

Dozens of studies and research over many years have shown that individuals who exercise, irrespective of how old they are: enjoy a much better quality of life, enjoy life more and enjoy more life!

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Elsea Park Community Centre 9:30am 10:30am “not Just Aerobics”

Morton Village Hall 9:30am 10:30am “Total Body Blast”

Essendine Village Hall 1:30pm – 3:00pm “Prime Time Club”

Using H.I.I.T. (high intensity interval training) principles of short bursts of exercise followed by short rests, this class gives a TOTAL body work out, cardio, toning and strengthening. A “low-impact” version of H.I.I.T, this class suits all fitness levels and ages.

A gentle workout class, mixing standing and seated fitness routines. It is essentially functional fitness to help with everyday movement. Forty-five minutes of simple routines, followed by a cup of tea or coffee and a sit down and chat.

Simple routines, easy to learn, fun to do, whatever your age or ability, followed by muscle strength and endurance exercise. You will re-awaken those tummy muscles, tighten the bottom and tone the legs. You won’t need leggings nor leotards for these classes. Fully kitted-out studio if you prefer one-toone tuition or two-to-one Personalised training programmes ensure you get the results that you want.


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Legal Corner

The Case for a Lasting Power of Attorney By Richard Wood – Double & Megson

If someone is losing their mobility, is concerned about managing their finances or may even have anxiety about potentially losing their mental capacity, what can they do about it?

• The Donor can appoint up to four attorneys at any given time.

There are occasions when joint accounts between husbands and wives, or cohabitees may assist. However, that may not be what the parties are happy with, and might not cover some eventualities, such as larger commitments and costs.

A decade ago, the Government changed the procedure for creating Powers of Attorney. There are now two types. The most popular allows a person to make a document called a Lasting Power of Attorney for Finance and Property. The second type is for Health and Welfare. The person requiring to make the document which, once signed by the relevant parties, becomes a Deed, needs to consider the following:• How much power over their finances and property do they want to give as Donor to their attorney or attorneys – the Donee(s)?

• The Donor can appoint replacement attorneys (substitute attorneys), if one or more attorneys become unable to act. The Donor must decide whether to grant power over all their property or only limited assets. If the power is given over all property, this would mean that their home might be sold and all their money spent, so it is essential that the attorney chosen has the trust of the Donee only to do what is in the best interest of the Donor.

• Words of instruction and preferences may be stated. • The Donor decides if the attorneys act jointly or on their own. The power of attorney may only be used once registered. Most people make an LPA for Finance and Property but it can be used under a version for Health and Welfare. Using the LPA procedure takes less time and the fees are less, as compared with the alternative procedure of appointing a Deputy (Receiver).

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– New Premises, New Image but Still the Personal Touch Twenty-seven years on from Rex and Angela Eckford establishing their independent estate agency in Bourne, the time has come to move on … but only a few doors up West Street and away from their long-established Market Place location. Tuesday September 26th is the day that Eckfords will have opened another chapter in their success story, when the tastefully refurbished premises at 29 West Street become home for this most familyoriented of local businesses. Mother and daughter, Angela and Camilla Eckford, along with Jane as assistant manager and Catherine, will operate full-time from the new site, with its fresh, brand new image, startling wall graphics and a new sign

overhead, heralding a bright future. Meanwhile, Rex will still be involved, but only on a part-time basis, dealing with all the professional aspects of the business. Eckfords have long been seen as a key player in the Bourne and district residential and commercial property sales and rental industry, and they draw on a vast wealth of experience in valuing and selling houses. Furthermore, there is an impressive property letting and management section, centred on Bourne, but covering a wide area of South Lincolnshire and further a field. It is worth noting that Eckfords are still the sole selling agents for Kier Homes, one of the principal providers of new homes on the ever-expanding Elsea Park development in the town. “The internet is now a fundamental part of the way in which houses are sold,” Camilla says, adding that most enquiries for properties are now conducted on-line. Nevertheless, she is convinced that “the personal touch is always going to be vital, with the customer seeking and getting unbiased, professional advice”, on a face-to-face basis. Not everyone uses the internet to conduct their affairs. So, whilst footfall on the streets of Bourne has indeed diminished in recent years, there will still be a need for a “High Street presence”. Besides the impressive new accommodation, (almost opposite the post office on West Street), Eckfords have launched a new website, much more user-friendly than before, and one likely to convince the public that Eckfords, this long-established player in the estate agency sector, has now moved with the times, to remain at the forefront. Three years ago, I reported that Rex was confident for the future, where his regular clients would return, time after time, for sound professional advice and that friendly, personal touch. Since then, much has changed, but not that.

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SKDC’s Venues and Town Centre Management Team with Cllr Nick Robins, third left

New Approach Aims to Boost Bourne Market South Kesteven District Council says it is making good on its promise to support the district’s markets, with the creation of a new management team. With immediate effect, markets will now be managed by the SKDC Venues and Town Centre Management Team, which has been tasked with working more closely with retailers, businesses, town councils and the community.

We’d love for local traders and businesses to join us, as we highlight even more what the town has to offer.”

Bourne’s Thursday market continues to be a cornerstone of the town’s weekly trading opportunities, but has reduced in size considerably in recent years. The aim of the new team is to reverse this trend and, in doing so, help improve Bourne’s prosperity and appearance.

The Council’s Leader, Councillor Matthew Lee, has even mentioned his aspiration for Bourne to have its own annual festival – potentially based around the town’s famous motor racing heritage. Councillor Robins added: “Motor racing has incredible roots here in Bourne, which we plan to make more of. You only have to look at Goodwood and “Carfest” to see how enormously popular motor-racing is. Bourne could – and should – be enjoying the fruits of this heritage.

Cabinet Member for Retail and Visitor Economy, Councillor Nick Robins, said: “Bourne’s market has a huge variety of stallholders throughout the year, and we want to build on its base of regular traders. The team will be working with them to constantly improve what the market offers and to find ways in which we can co-ordinate more effectively to make the most of local festivals and the superb heritage in our market towns. “In addition to maintaining responsibility for our Arts and Leisure Centres, we are actively looking at further opportunities to engage with traders and businesses across the district. “We have some great facilities in Bourne, from the market to the Corn Exchange and, of course, the Leisure Centre. Each provides a great platform to showcase the town and its growing population. 38



“The new team also welcomes the chance to discuss facilitating events for businesses and other providers. If you have an idea, we’re all ears and keen to work with businesses to ensure that we are building a “visitor offer” in Bourne, that means shoppers and visitors continue to come to a thriving market or attraction, week in, week out.” Councillor Robins or SKDC’s Service Manager for Venues and Town Centre Management, Paul Stokes, would welcome any discussion on initiatives. Simply e-mail n.robins@southkesteven. or call 01476 406109 or e-mail p.stokes@southkesteven. or call 01476 406410. oct obe r 2 0 1 7



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“David’s Fuchsias” – Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Bourne resident, David Woolacott is a retired Army chef who now delights in sharing his love of all types of plants, (not just fuchsias), with his customers. He produces a colourful range of planters and hanging baskets, besides involving himself in giving talks and fund raising for local charities.


“Chell Pet Supplies” (Chris Chapman) After fourteen years working in supermarkets and then running his own shop, Chris Chapman from Melton Mowbray is well aware of the amount of hard work and dedication needed to be a successful market trader. He supplies a vast range of pet foods, bedding, toys and assorted accessories, for dogs, cats, birds and fish.

“The Spice Market” (Craig Lyons) This long-established local business offers a staggering 175 different spices, herbs and blends, alongside dried fruits, nuts, pulses and cereals. Local resident, Craig Lyons, comes from a chef/ bakery background, enabling him to offer advice and recommendations from his well-stocked stall.

“F.C.S. Fishing Supplies” (Frank and Sandra Brown) Everything the angler needs for coarse and carp fishing, including fresh bait, maggots and worms, is supplied by this couple, who have been travelling from Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, to Bourne market for six years now. They are clearly plugging a gap for local anglers, as there are no fishing tackle shops for miles.

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“Cleaver Meats” (Glyn Bradley) For almost thirty years, top quality, Grade A meat, has been on sale from this Derbyshire business, at the lowest prices possible. Now in the hands of Glyn Bradley, Cleaver Meats are more than happy to travel from Alvaston every week, and are finding more and more trade from their on-line presence on Facebook. Times change, but oldfashioned values and friendly banter with the customers remain!

Dan Twaite – Fruit and Vegetables Taking over the pitch, six years ago, that for so long had been in the hands of the Pauley family, local man, Dan Twaite has continued to provide his customers with an enormous range of fruit and vegetables, at a competitive price, and always seems to have plenty of people waiting to be served, on what remains one of the market’s busiest stalls.

This husband and wife team from Sleaford have been selling knitting yarns and accessories since June 2016, and visit several other local markets. Robin was formerly a bus driver, who wanted a new challenge, whilst Rachel had, for many years, been crafting from home. Both now continue to knit and crochet for a hobby.

“The Sizzling Grill” (Julie Newman) Hailing from Gosberton, Julie Newman has been a market trader for twenty-five years with her mobile hot food stall, seven of which have seen her coming to Bourne. Using quality meats from Hargraves of Pinchbeck, she provides a mouth-watering range of grilled treats, as well as hot and cold drinks, at a very reasonable price.



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R.J. & S.A. Wilcox – Pies, Cakes and Bread Freshly baked each day, the cakes, pies, pastries and scones from this Ruskington business have been a popular treat for Bourne people for twenty-six years. New bread products, including “Walnut and Stilton” and sour dough, are an indication of the firm moving with the times, as is a popular range of sugar-free items on sale.

“Jelleyfish” (Darren Jelley) Another trader who isn’t averse to travelling miles to provide a valuable service is Darren Jelley with his wonderful display of quality, fresh fish from Grimsby. It’s because he finds the townsfolk of Bourne so warm and friendly that he has been happy to make such a long journey for the last twelve years.

Bev and Andy Marvell – Garden Ornaments Market trading is “in the blood” for Bev Marvell, whose family, (the Pauleys from Stamford), have been gracing Bourne markets for decades, including the years when they were perched precariously on the corner of West Street, back in the day! Now, Bev and husband Andy are producing and selling garden ornaments, from benches and bird baths to small figures, including gnomes, all in beautifully painted concrete. (Get your Christmas orders in now!)


Discovering . . . Bourne Market

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


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

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




The Potting Shed The first frosts will probably appear this month, if we haven’t already experienced any in September, and the last of many of this year’s crops need picking, as they will not survive. Most of the work this month involves clearing the plot, composting the debris (unless it shows signs of disease); the larger the quantity, the better, as this helps the heap to warm up and accelerates the rotting process. Once the plot has been dug over, manure or fertilise and then cover the soil with plastic or weed suppressant for the winter, as this keeps the weeds at bay and, as it keeps the soil relatively warm, planting can start earlier in the spring. There is no need to dig in the manure as it will get drawn down into the soil over the winter months. An alternative to covering the soil is to plant green manure that will overwinter and can be dug in in the spring. There are very few crops that can be sown or planted out this month. However, ● Last chance to transplant spring cabbages –be sure to net them to prevent pigeons eating the young leaves. ● Plant garlic if you haven’t already done so. ● Broad beans –early varieties should overwinter. ● Overwintering onion sets. ● Rhubarb can be planted and if you already have rhubarb, it is entering its dormant period and can be divided and replanted any time up until March.

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he murmured mutterings of “Christmas” are being heard for those who care to listen, as that time of year starts to close in. Kids are starting to get excited and some are likely to be writing their wish lists already. October is a buzz month, as the “last minute movers” are lining up at the start line, which means that there are people looking to make deals and get sold ready for Christmas. A new home is the most expensive purchase in anyone’s life so, as Christmas presents go, it’s probably one of the best! I can’t promise we can afford to gift wrap the whole house for you, but I’m sure some vendors will be happy to have the front door covered in festive paper or a nice big ribbon, ready for moving day, if you want the full present-opening experience. The market has had a good year so far. Prices are still creeping up and demand is strong so, if you are keen to get in a move before Christmas, we have a great opportunity to make that happen for you. Pop in or call, and we’ll be happy to help and advise you on all things relating to property, mortgages, rentals and sales. We’ve got you covered.

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There is a Biblical reference to the unlucky number 13. Judas, the apostle who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th guest to the Last Supper.

• Many American cities do not have a 13th Street or a 13th Avenue, whilst many new houses built in this country will not be given a number 13 in their address.

It is traditionally believed that Eve tempted Adam with the apple on a Friday. Tradition also has it that the Flood in the Bible, the confusion at the Tower of Babel, and the death of Jesus Christ all took place on a Friday.

Finally, it is thought by some that, if you have 13 letters in your name, you will have the devil’s luck. Just note how mass murderers, such as Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson and Jeffrey Dahmer all have 13 letters in their names!

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s we all approach our retirement, it is important to consider sooner, rather than later, what ‘life after work’ will mean for you.

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responsibility that care for people’s animals requires. We are dealing daily with animals that are much loved and we have to strive to ensure that our care is the best that we can give.

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Events - October 2017 1st - 29th - South Lincs Walking Festival: whether you want

to roam with Ramblers, have an adventure with your kids, get snapping on a photography foray or take your dog out for a guided ‘walkies’, there’s something for everyone. The walks will take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, so that those who work, or want to involve the family don’t miss out. For more information please visit

1st - Harvest Festival Worship at The Salvation Army, Manning Road, Bourne – 10.30am. Everyone Welcome. 4th - An Evening of Mediumship at Bourne Spiritualist Church 7.30pm start. £5 entry to include free raffle ticket. The speaker this month is Nikki Gunn.

5th - Bourne and District Flower Club workshop at 7.00p.m.

in the Darby and Joan Hall, South Street, Bourne. Details from Jackie O’Hare 01778 346582.

6th - Songs of Praise Evening at Bourne Methodist Church at 7pm. Coffee and home-made refreshments available. Come and enjoy singing some favourite hymns: everybody welcome. There will be a collection for Methodist Homes. 7 - Harvest Festival Quiz at Bourne Abbey Church Hall at 7.00p.m prompt. Teams of four people at £7.00 per person to include Fish and Chip Supper. Details from Judy Smith 01778 422219. th

7 - Lodge of Aveland Freemasons are holding an Open Day from 10:30am to 2pm at the Masonic Centre, 1/2 Roman Bank (off Cherry Holt Road, Bourne). Find out about Freemasonry, have a look at our premises and have a chat. Refreshments are available. th

7th - Bourne Well Being Event at Wake House, North Street,

Bourne from 10am-4pm. Just a sample of the treatments – hypnotherapy, Reiki, crystal healing, yoga tasters, head massage and much more. Raffle, tombola, teas and cake.

8th - Train together and race together at the 5K Great Eastern

Fun Run - invite the neighbours and get the whole street running for fun! Find out how to get involved by visiting www., call 01733 225999 or email  thorpe.

8th - Friends of Bourne Wood Orchard Open Day and Friends

Birthday Party. Friends of Bourne Wood is 20 years old and the Orchard Open Day gives them a chance to celebrate: all welcome. For further details visit www.friendsofbournewoods.

11th - Prize bingo at Aslackby Village Hall Doors open at 6.30 pm - eyes down 7.00pm

12th - Meet old friends, make new ones, over a cuppa or just

chill out and relax at Bourne Baptist Church Hall, West Street at




their Chill ’n’ Chat free drop-in sessions, from 10am-12noon. If you need support, help or advice, volunteers are on hand to assist. All welcome-young or old.

12th - Bourne Motor Racing Club’s October club night

talk at the Corn Exchange will be given by Kevin Riches, of Jaguar Land Rover Heritage and Classics. He will be talking about the Jaguar Lightweight E Type and XKSS continuation programmes. Doors open at 7.00 pm and Kevin’s talk will begin at 8.00 pm. Membership of Bourne Motor racing Club is only £10.00 for the rest of 2017 and new members are always welcome.

14th - Quiz Night at the Masons Arms, £1 entry, the jackpot is standing at £245, if it’s not already been won!

16th - This month’s speaker at Bourne U3A meeting is James

Husbands, Head teacher at Willoughby School, who will be talking about “Life and Work at Willoughby School.” 2-15pm start at Bourne Corn Exchange: entrance £1 – new members always welcome. For further information, phone 08455191385 or visit the website .

19th - Fashion Show by A Little Something Fabulous in aid of

the NSPCC at Bourne Darby and Joan Hall. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £6, to include nibbles, Wine and fruit punch will be available and there will also be a raffle.

20th - Friday Film Club at Elsea Park Community Centre, open

to all film club members, doors open at 7pm: bar. Membership is free to all: to join please e-mail

21st - The Snow Dagon, a production for ages 3+, at Stamford Arts Centre at 2-30pm. Tickets £8(£7), £28 for a family of 4. To book, visit or phone 01780763203. 22nd - Churches Together in Bourne present a Songs of Praise Evening at 7.30pm at the United Reformed Church, Abbey Road, Bourne. All welcome.

22nd - Open Day at the Exotic Pet Refuge, 102, Station Road Deeping St James from 10am -5pm. Refreshments, tombola, children’s entertainment: parking free. Entry £6 adults, £3 children.

23rd - Lego Workshop, bringing Lego robotics and basic

programming together for a fun-filled session. 6-11yrs. Workshops at 10am-12-30pm and 1-30pm -4pm, £8 per child. U8s must be accompanied by an adult (free). For more information and booking, visit or phone 01780763203.

26th – Hallowe’en Story Walks at Easton Walled Gardens, 1pm and 2-30pm. Tom’s stories come alive with his endless enthusiasm and wonderful talent for telling tales. Tickets for the story walks £5 (+ normal garden admission fee) for children oct obe r 2 0 1 7

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26th - Bourne and District Flower Club welcome Jacquie Aldous whose theme for her demonstration is “That’s Entertainment”. 7.30p.m. start in the Darby and Joan Hall, South Street, Bourne. There will be a club competition. 27th - The Big Draw at Stamford Arts Centre: drop in anytime between 11am and 2pm. Have a go at various activities, as part of a day celebrating animation (films being screened in the theatre –see website for details). Workshop costs £1 per child. Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit or phone 01780763203. 28th - Coffee Morning 10.00am to 12 noon at The Salvation Army, Manning Road, Bourne. Bacon butties, toasties, cakes, coffee and tea, sales tables with bric-abrac, new jewellery, jigsaws and more. The Saturday morning when you can meet up with your friends. 28th - Quiz Night at the Masons Arms, £1 entry, the jackpot is standing at £250 , if it’s not already been won! 28th - Between 15 and 20 artists from a variety of groups,

including U3A, will be working on their projects, from first sketch to the final pieces at Bourne Abbey Church Hall, from 4pm. Many subjects will be covered, using a variety of media, techniques, and featuring large works of a surprising nature: visitors will find it fascinating, being so close to the creative process. Admission: £1 adults, accompanied children free. Refreshments are available. Proceeds to Bourne Abbey.

29th - First Table Top Sale and Coffee Morning of the

season: with rolls and home-made cakes, at Bourne Corn Exchange. All proceeds to the NSPCC. Doors open to the public at 9-30am. To book a table, ring Audrey Durno on 01778 426487.


23rd - Bourne and District Flower Club is holding a

special event at Bourne Corn Exchange commencing at 7.30p.m. The demonstrator will be Ian Buxton, with his theme, “A Touch of Sparkle”. This is a ticket event which will be on sale from late September. Ticket price will be £10.00 from Pat Gray 01778425852 and Maryse Brown 01778 422167.

4th - Dementia Support South Lincs Xmas Fayre, Bourne

Corn Exchange 10 am to 3pm, lovely xmas craft stalls and more, coffee tea & mince pies.

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Regular Events MONDAY • Bourne Parkinson Support Group, Salvation Army Hall, last Monday of every month (excluding bank holidays) .10.30-12.30 • Bourne U3A - Third Monday of every month 2.15pm at Bourne Corn Exchange. Join Bourne U3A and enjoy education and entertainment by a variety of speakers at each monthly meeting. Visitors can attend two meetings before deciding if they would like to become a member. More info on • Spiritual Meditation & chat with friendly group . Tea & Biscuits provided. Monday Evenings 7.30 pm 01778 423351 • Bourne Choral Society meets every Monday evening 7-30pm at Bourne Abbey church Hall. New members are always welcome. For further details visit or on Facebook. • Monday cash Bingo at The Five Bells Morton – eyes down at 7-30pm • Paint A Pot Place, West Street, Bourne. Mondays “Parent and Me”, for pre-school children 10am – 12pm £5 each. Wednesdays 5-11yr olds 4-5-1`5pm £5 each. Each session includes a free drink and a piece of pottery to paint from our session’s collection. Email • Weightwatchers - Mondays 9-45 at Bourne Abbey Church Hall. • Slimming World – every Mon at the Darby & Joan Hall, South St, 6-7.30pm & 7.45-9pm. • Baby Yoga with Kim Wooldridge, 11:00 - 12:00 , The Youth Centre, Bourne Children’s Centre, Queens Road. Email Kim for more information and to book. TUESDAY • Bourne Library. Storytime for Pre-School children 2-2-30pm. • “Get Connected”  an opportunity to meet up with friends to do crafts, colouring, games, knitting or whatever you feel comfortable with; unlimited tea/coffee & biscuits all for £1, 1.30pm-4.00pm at The Salvation Army, Manning Road, Bourne • Ki-Ways Tai-Chi lessons, every Tuesday 2pm – 3.30 pm. Call 07413 620344 or email: • Sugar Mill – quiz night every Tuesday. • Tuesday, quiz at the Sugar Mill, Bourne: 8-30pm start. • Babies and tots.10am to 11.30 at New Day Baptist church, Morton. • Lighthouse club, 4.30pm to 5.30pm, ages 4/5 (rec) to 9/10 (yr 5) at New Day Baptist church, Morton. WEDNESDAY • Bourne Organ Club. Meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at Bourne Corn Exchange. All ages welcome. Please call Edith for more information 01778 422262 • Yoga class 7.30pm-8.45pm at Wake House, Bourne, 07951 288801 • Exercise to music for men and women 50 plus age group. 11.45 – 12.45 at Rippingale Village Hall 01778 423351 • The Deepings Camera Club meet every Wednesday from September to May at the Market Deeping Community Centre in Douglas Road Market Deeping. 1st Meeting is on the 2nd September which is an open meeting for anyone who has an interest in improving their photographic skills. • Weightwatchers - Wednesdays 6pm at Bourne Abbey Church Hall Thursdays 7pm Wake House • Slimming World – every Wed at the Darby & Joan Hall, South St, 10am. • Prize bingo second Wednesday of each month at Aslakby Village Hall • “Bourne -v- Rhyme” a poetry group for reading poetry or just listening and laughing. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month in the front bar of Smiths Public House at 7.00pm. Contact in the first instance, Joy 07754112899 or Steph 07958343398 for more details. • Bourne Judo Club trains at the Darby and Joan Hall in Bourne. Primary 6.45 to 7.45. Juniors 7.45 to 8.45 and seniors 8.45 to 9.45. £2.50 per session. Contact Chas on 01778 440430 for more information. THURSDAY • Nubourne WI meet on the first Thursday of every month (except January) at 7.30pm at the Abbey Church Hall, Bourne. Visitors are always welcome. For more information call Mary on 01778 420370. • Bourne Bridge Club meets Thurs 6.50-10pm for duplicate Bridge. Tuesdays, same time for ‘Gentle Duplicate’ at the Masonic Hall, 1-2 Roman Bank, Bourne. www.bridgewebs. com/bourne email: ‘phone Brenda if you need a partner on 01778 342967. • Abbey Church Wist drive last Thursday of each month. Light supper raffle £3.50. 7.00pm. 01778 422219. Call Judy for more information • Supple Strength, blending Yoga, Pilates & body conditioning. Perfect 60 minute body/mind package for core stability, posture, strength and tone. Thursdays 6.30pm at EDENHAM VILLAGE HALL. Pay as you go £3.50. Kim 07976 818995 • Yoga with Laura at Wake House Conference Room. 10.30am-12. 07951 288801. All Welcome. • “Bourne Worth It W.I.” meets every second Thursday of the month at the Darby and Joan Hall in South Street, Bourne at 7-30pm. Visitors welcome. Further details from Christine 01778 420186 or Jacky 07551 010080. • Youth club. 6.30pm to 8.00pm. From year 6 to year 9 at New Day Baptist church, Morton. FRIDAY • Tai Chi for learning support 1.30pm - 2.30pm Contact 07413 620344, Wake House, North St, Bourne • Bourne Folk Club at The Wishing Well, Dyke. 7-45PM –FIRST Friday of every month. • Friday, Disco Night at The Burghley Arms and Archie’s Bar, Bourne: 9-00pm start • Baby Massage with Kim Wooldridge, Courses run for five weeks for a group, 11:30 -12:30, Bourne Children’s Centre, Bourne, Lincolnshire PE10 9DX Email Kim for more information and to book. SATURDAY • Sequence Dances - Crowland Modern Sequence Dancers. Fourth Saturday of each month 7.30pm - 11.30pm at Bourne Corn Exchange Modern Sequence Dancing is based on the standard ballroom and Latin dances including waltz, quickstep, foxtrot and rumba and is a social style of dance.  It’s great fun and a good way to meet new people.  Everyone is welcome.£3.00 on the door • LDC NEW street/commercial Dance Classes every Saturday (starting on 6th September) at Renu’s Dance Studio, 27, Abbey Road, Bourne. 4-7yrs 11am-12pm; 8- 12yrs 12-1pm; Teens 1-2pm. All classes are £4-50. SUNDAY • Hare and Hounds, Haconby – “Unplugged”- 2nd Sunday of every month 8pm. Performers and listeners all welcome.




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Gigs and Musical Events - October 2017 1st - Open Mic 8pm at the Hare and Hounds, West Road,

Haconby, Bourne. PA and soundman provided. For further information, phone 01778 571428.

pm but open from 7pm, early arrival is advised. Phone 01778 421775 for more details: Members £1 entrance. Non-members welcome £2.

3rd - Open Mic – folk at the Masons Arms, Bourne, all styles

8th - Enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon listening to

and abilities, acoustic music. Informal friendly atmosphere, all welcome: 8pm start, free admission, supporting raffle. Contact Dean Hardy on 01778570115 or e-mail dean.hardy880@

4th - Amplified: an Open Mic session for musicians, singers

Pennyless at Mama Liz’s, Stamford 4pm to 6pm. Admission free.

11th - Singaround at The Bull, 3A High St, Rippingale, Bourne,

PE10 0SR. Start 8pm. For further details, phone 01778 570115.

12th - Rock covers band, Leftovas at the Masons Arms, Bourne: 9pm start.

and writers aged between 12 and 25 at Stamford Arts Centre from 4.30 to 6pm.Further details, contact charlotte@    4th - County Sligo’s finest export, Dervish, is playing at Stamford Arts Centre tonight at 7-30pm. In Dervish, exceptional musicianship, breath-taking vocals, vibrant sets of tunes and instantly compelling songs come satisfyingly together, drawing from seemingly limitless depths of talent, finesse, subtlety and fiery energy.£16 (£15) - box office 01780 763203 or

Jazz Music Society presents The Toft House All Stars. Guests include Dave Leithhead – (Richard Leaches 7 Stars of Jazz),  Amy Roberts – (The Big Chris Barber Band),  Bob Wilson – (Glenn Miller’s UK Orchestra) and  Bill Coleman – (Kenny Ball’s Jazzmen).  Admission £10, booking advisable, 01778 590335.

5th - Antoine at The Masons Arms, Bourne, 9pm. Solo singer

14th - Blackout, rock covers band, at the Jubilee, Bourne: 9pm

guitarist/one man band. Popular covers from pop to rock to swing, ’50s to the present.

6 - First Fridays Folk singaround, 8pm at the Wishing Well, Main St, Dyke, Bourne. For further information, phone 01778 570115 or   6th - Bourne Abbey Church Hall is the venue for this evening’s performance by the Spalding Ukulele Orchestra. Doors open at 7pm for 7-30pm start and tickets, £10 –including supper, are available from Greetings Cards in the Burghley shopping arcade. Please bring your own drinks and glasses. Proceeds go to the NSPCC. th

6th - Live music as usual at the Masons Arms, Bourne band

TBC: start at 9pm.

6th - Fancy a good old sing? Karaoke at the Jubilee, Bourne

tonight at 9pm.

7th - Live Country Music evening at the Bourne Academy,

Edinburgh Crescent, Bourne. First class country singers from around the country, this month Rob Childs: whether you’re a line dancer or a listener, these evenings are for everyone who appreciates good Country music. Entrance £9, no bar, so bring your own drinks. For further information, phone Donna 01778 421932 or 07718972329.

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12th - Jazz at The Toft House Hotel at 8 00 pm. Stamford

13th - Brothers Grimm return to the Masons Arms, Bourne tonight at 9pm. start.

14th - Pennyless at the Five Horseshoes, Barholm, Nr Stamford, 8pm admission free.

16th - Traditional music (fiddles etc) at the Hare and Hounds,

Haconby – either come along to listen or join in and play: 8-00 -11-00pm. For further details, phone 01778 571563.

19th - Popular vocalist, Mark Bishop returns to the Masons Arms, Bourne tonight at 9pm.

20th - The ever-popular, Dom Brister singing at the Masons Arms tonight at 9pm.

21st - Simon Lee will be at the British Legion tonight singing

swing, Motown and songs from the ’60s up to the present day. Start time 9 pm but open from 7pm, early arrival is advised. Phone 01778 421775 for more details: Members £1 entrance. Non-members welcome £2.

26th - Popular local band, Revolver playing Indie anthems at

the Masons Arms, Bourne: 9pm

27th - Live music as usual at the Masons Arms, Bourne band TBC: start at 9pm. 28th - Six piece rock covers band, Mullered at the Mill, covering

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Uninstall is an alternative uninstaller to the standard Control Panel option.

ince I first documented the use of CCleaner in this magazine back in 2012, the utility has undergone a number of new iterations. Let’s take a fresh look at the tool and see what it now has to offer. The first thing you need to do is to download the latest version (currently v5.03). Do a search in your browser for ‘CNET CCleaner’ and use the link on the CNET site as this is guaranteed virusfree. Alternatively, download it from Piriform, the makers of the CCleaner application. The original pre-version 5 tools are still there, but have been improved upon, and there are a number of new utilities that you can use to clean up and manage your PC and startup. As I’ve covered how to run the tool previously, I will limit this article to show the options available. If you need help using CCleaner, then please contact LITES PC. Main Cleaner: On opening, the first screen you will see is the main cleaning screen. The elements selected by default are the ‘standard’ clean, and it is safe to click Run Cleaner to action the process. There are other, more in-depth

cleaning options to the left. Make sure you understand what these are before selecting these, (note: none of them remove your personal data, so that will be safe). Application Cleaner: CCleaner now has an application cleaner tab. Click on Applications, and you can use the tool to clean up your browsers (Chrome, IE, Firefox etc.), as well as other leading applications. This is very handy for when you are having issues with your browser, as it can remove items that are ‘clogging up’ your access, and possibly impacting internet availability. Registry Cleaner: The original Windows Registry cleaner is still there, but has been updated. This can be used to clean up the Windows Registry area to improve performance. Remember that, when making changes to the registry, you should always backup the registry first. You will be prompted to do this by CCLeaner. As before, this is a twostep process – Scan then Fix.

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From Monday December 4th, 2017, there will be four changes to the practical driving test. The new test is designed to make sure that new drivers have the skills to help them with a lifetime of safe driving. During the past few months, I have heard numerous myths regarding the new driving test and thought this would be a good opportunity to explain the changes. The four driving test changes: • The independent driving part of the test will increase from ten to twenty minutes. During this part of the test, you have to drive without turn-by-turn directions from the examiner. This will last for roughly half of the test. • Follow directions from a sat nav during the independent driving part of the test. The examiner will provide the sat nav and set it up for you, so you cannot use your own. One in five driving tests won’t use a sat nav, so the candidate will have to follow traffic signs instead. • Reversing manoeuvres will be changed, and you will no longer be required to ‘reverse around a corner’ or do a ‘turn in the road’. Instead, you will be asked to do one of three possible manoeuvres:

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arly September saw the launch of Lincolnshire Police’s Operation Galileo, in response to the annual problem faced by local farmers – hare coursing. What is Hare Coursing? Every year, coursing subjects thousands of hares to stress, injury and death, as well as causing damage and loss to hundreds of farmers, as land is churned up by vehicles, crops battered, and farm infrastructure damaged. The basic premise is that coursers walk along the edges of fields to flush out the hares. They then release dogs, (usually sighthounds, greyhounds, lurchers or salukis) to pursue the hare across the field. The hare is caught and shaken, usually to its death. The coursers see this as “sport” or “competition”, the objective being to demonstrate the dexterity and skill of the pursuing dog – often betting thousands of pounds on the outcome. Facts and Figures More than two thousand calls were received last year in Lincolnshire from concerned members of the public and residents, reporting coursing in progress, or suspicious activity with dogs. The “season” begins with the harvest with fields being stripped and made flat enough for dogs to run. Last year, coursers from as far afield as Sussex, North Yorkshire and Flintshire were dealt with by the force. Many farmers

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Trustee – Bourne United Charities Bourne United Charities (BUC) are looking to appoint a Trustee to serve on its board of Trustees. This is an unremunerated position and is for an initial term of four years. BUC are custodians of a portfolio of assets, the revenues of which are utilised in a number of areas within the Parish of Bourne. The Trustees meet 11 times a year as a body and there are additional meetings throughout the course of the year for members of the subcommittees which oversee specific areas of BUC’s activities. Wherever possible meetings are held in the evening, but there are occasions when meetings are held during the day and you must be in a position to devote an additional 10-20 hours over the year to this purpose. This is an extremely interesting role where you will be able to make a long lasting and positive contribution to the Parish as part of a group of Trustees, helping to ensure that the assets of BUC are properly maintained and that the income generated from those assets is applied in line with the aims of our Scheme which is governed by the Charities Commission.

To be considered for the appointment of Trustee you must: ✓ Be eligible to serve as a Trustee as per the terms of the Scheme. ✓ Be able to demonstrate an interest in the provision of services which provide a general benefit to the inhabitants of the Parish. ✓ We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who have experience in either Financial Governance or in Property Management, although applicants with other relevant skills will be given serious consideration.

To apply for this position please submit your CV and a short covering letter outlining your relevant experience by 25 August 2017 to: Mrs G S Clingo, Clerk to the Trustees, Bourne United Charities, The Red Hall, South Street, Bourne, Lincolnshire PE10 9LY.



The Clock Shop Watch & Clock repairs & restoration


Contact Kevin Contact Jude on 01778 394496/07712 088812 or email:

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Carpentry & Building Services of Bourne • Carpentry/Joinery • Kitchens/ Wardrobes • Wood Floors & Laminates • Doors / Floors • Windows Pleas call foer • Maintenance a FREE • Conversions q u otation • 30yrs Experience • No job too small

T: 01778 393365 M: 07976 253428 Email:


DOOR AND GATES Your friendly local courier company

GARAGE AND DOORS • Roller garage doors • Sectional doors • High specification CE marked • Single to double conversion work

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Sliding or swing gates Steel or aluminium construction Made to measure Bespoke design Gate automation CE marked


For more information ask for Cheryle

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K Goldsmith & Daughters Ltd Painters & Decorators


TEL: 07871 927518


All aspects of Interior & Exterior painting to your homes & businesses ES ON QUOT OBLIGATI FREE NO

Fully insured & registered References/testimonials available

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BOURNE & surrounding area


Andy Smith

Domestic & Commercial Electricians No Call Out Charges!

• Rewires ✓ Part ‘P’ Registered Electrician ✓ Fully Insured • Lighting ✓ Work Guaranteed • Extra Sockets • Security & Outdoor Electrical • Portable Appliance Testing • CCTV Installations • Landlord Inspection Certificates Tel: 01778 422488 · Mob: 07733 038284



When you need us we’ll be there “10 Years of providing a Professional & Quality Service”

• Up & Over Garage Doors • Sectional Garage Doors • Roller Shutters • Automated Garage Doors • 24 Hour Repair Service • Garage Doors Servicing • Fascia & Soffits • Guttering

Professional Garage Door Services

• 24 hour professional care and attention • Beautiful flowers for all occasions • Quality memorials in a range of designs • Funeral Wishes service available to everyone • Local to you

R J Scholes Funeral Service

New Doors, Repairs & Servicing Automactic Openers, Roller Shutters & Sectional Doors We offer a wide range of garage doors through a selection of well known suppliers

A complete & professional service FREE Quotations and NO call out charge

Pre-paid Funeral Plans By being prepared today you will be helping your loved ones tomorrow

Apply now and receive £100 off your Pre-paid Funeral Plan* To request a free information pack or to speak to a member of our team call us on 01543 887606 or email *Terms and conditions apply. Valid until 31/12/2017. Ref: DB/DEC17

All services carried out to the highest standard and leaving every property secure

Contact us today for your FREE Quotation on: t. 01778 252121 | m. 07414 896711 e.

Tel: 01778 570408 Mob: 07734 945700

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Wherrys Lane, Bourne PE10 9HQ Tel: 01778 394687

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Muddy Feet

Robin Foster


Northborough Fencing Specialist

Featheredge | Panels Post & Rail | Palisade | Gates FREE QUOTES

01733 253049 07763 583132 Blinds for Windows & Conservatories ✓ Perfect fit ✓ Roller ✓ Vertical ✓ Venetian ✓ Roman

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Hedge Cutting, Tree Surgery & Garden Maintenance • Shaping, Pruning & Felling Of Small Trees • Conifer Topping & Reducing • Beds & Borders • Weed Maintenance • Shrub Reducing • Garden Clearance • Fence Repair / Erecting • Erecting of hazel & willow hurdle fences • Creasoting of fences & sheds etc • Levelling Of Soil • Seeding & Turfing • Fully Insured

Contact keith: 01775 841165 or 07497486189



Tree, Hedge and Garden Services

APM. Handyman Services.

All types of garden maintenance • Grass cutting and lawn care • Beds, borders and weed control • Rotovating, turfing and seeding • Tree surgery and conifer work • Felling, pruning and shaping • Hedge cutting and shrub trimming • Garden clearance and rubbish removal • Driveways, patios and fencing

John Holland 07957 185487 or 01775 720558

• Roofing & Gutter Maintenance • Painting & Decorating • Garden Maintenance • Carpentry Work No Job too


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Bespoke Curtains & Blinds Roller Blinds • Wooden Venetian Verticals • Soft Furnishings Curtain Poles & Tracks

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OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE Please contact Steve Ralph for FREE survey


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DOMESTIC • COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURAL All Pest Species Catered For No Call Out Fee* Fully Insured and Qualified Trained to National Standards Enhanced CRB Checked Technicians Members of Safe Local Trades OAP Discount We are a local business providing pest control services throughout Lincolnshire and North Cambridgeshire. We are qualified and experienced to deal with any pest problem you may have. Call now for FREE ADVICE or a FREE QUOTATION. T: 01529 241159 • M: 07889 403538

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Are you looking for a local reliable plumber or heating engineer? Our services include: • Free - No obligation quotation service • All work guaranteed • Boiler installation • Central heating upgrades Ask • System power flushing about our • Bathroom and kitchen Design installations Service • Wall and floor tiling • All general plumbing undertaken • Finance available* For more information or to book an assessment please contact us using the information below: Tel: 01529 304379 • Mob: 07973 446230 Email: • Web: 6 Market Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 7SF Registered Oil Heating Business


Domestic & Commercial Gas Fitters

- 24 Hour Free Call Out, Fully Insured -

T: 01778 570212 * finance available subject to status

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Established 1998

- Legionella Risk Assessments & Reports - Certified Landlord Inspections - Boiler Service and Repair - Natural Gas and LPG Boilers - Repairs, Maintenance and Installation - Bathrooms, Power Flushing All Work - Boiler Changes Guaranteed - Cookers, Hobs and Fires

M: 07771 635966

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Kesteven Cars 077333 96869

Bourne • Lincs • Friendly Reliable Service • Fully Licensed Drivers • Open 7 days A Week • 7 Seater Available • All Airports Covered • Contract Work Welcome




Local Family Business For 20 Years


Stylish Windows & Doors In PVC, Timber or Aluminium • Environmentally friendly • Product range as wide as your imagination

A rated energy saving windows available



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UPGRADE YOUR PVCu WINDOWS AND DOORS Install the latest energy saving units to your existing windows SAVING ENERGY - SAVING MONEY

Removals House clearance Waste disposal • Refrigerated transport Deliveries and collections

We can also help with repairs Broken handles - Locks - Hinges - Misty sealed units

Call Sean on 07487 883122


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MORTON, BOURNE PE10 0XL CONTACT: RICHARD 07860 336054 or 01778 570039

We also install secondary glazing

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Alterations & Repairs Fabrics Haberdashery Knitting Yarns & Threads etc Call Carol on : 01778 393369 Email: 3 Wherry’s Lane, Bourne Lincolnshire

Quality uPVC Windows & Doors


Mike Dench

Wall and Floor Tiling Specialist

TREE SERVICES Arboriculture Specialist Domestic & Commercial


Fully Insured and Professional

• For all your tiling requirements • Professional service • Fully insured • 30 years experience

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All aspects of Tree Surgery, Tree Removal & Dismantles, Tree & Hedge Maintenance, Tree Pruning, Storm Damaged Trees Bourne, Lincolnshire

Telephone: 01778 394183 Mobile: 07477 826015

Full uPVC repair service including:


Have you just moved into your new house? Do you need your locks replced? Are you a Landlord? Repairing could save you £££’s

Martyn M: 07508 800245 E:


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