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Bourne and the surrounding villages

Issue 78 / February 2018

Valentine's Day Special

Inside this issue Slimming World “Weight to go Tori!”

Gurkha 91 feature pages 16-17

D-Tech Electronics feature pages 40-41

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Yo u r f a v o u r i t e c o m m u n i t y l i f e s t y l e m a g a z i n e – P R I C E L E S S


Newton’s wine bar and tapas

Great Wine, Good Food, Excellent Atmosphere Thank you to all our customers for your continued support We are closed on Wednesday 7th February for our annual holiday and will re-open on Saturday 24th February

Book early for Mother’s Day Newton’s wine bar and tapas

38-40 North Street Bourne • T 01778 218516 Opening times: Tuesday – Saturday 12.00-11.30pm


Introduction

Welcome to Your February Issue. Well, 2018 is well and truly with us, as we’re already focusing on Valentine’s Day in this bulging edition of your “favourite freeby”! It’s really heartening to hear that there are lots of you who are finding, month on month, the magazine getting more interesting, with an even wider range of features and articles covered. Thank you for this endorsement of our team’s dedication, and long may it continue! Our contributors have brought together a whole host of golden, not daffodils, but ideas instead, to make this year’s Valentine’s Day your best ever. Please note, we cannot be held responsible for anything untoward resulting from our feature on the top ten aphrodisiac foods on page 14!

Claire x

So, farewell “Dry January”, and that alcohol detox wasn’t too bad after all, was it? I hear some people managed it by just sticking to London Dry gin, but it must have been a struggle! This month, we’re expecting the worst of the winter weather, if the “old wives tales” and the Met. Office are to be believed, so make sure you’re well wrapped up and everything is in place for a fabulous Valentine’s Day. Spring will soon be here! And, as Britain’s next great hope on the tennis court, Kyle Edmund, battles his way up the rankings in the Australian Open, I’m reminded of an old saying, which all Valentine’s Day fans will endorse, “Love means nothing in tennis, but it’s everything in life”. Enjoy the read!

John

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Inside

Bourne Highlights

4 ............... Valentine’s Day – What’s that

all about then?

– Decorative fabric hearts

6................ Burrilliant Creations

10.............. Slimming World – “Weight to go Tori!” 14.............. Top ten aphrodisiac foods 16/17....... Gurkha 91 feature 20............. The Travel Column – Luxury far-flung destinations

22............. Health – Profile of Phoebe Smith, (Osteopath)

30 ............ Vicky Holder – My Story,

(Cambridge Weight Plan)

– Year-end tax planning

34/35..... Community Matters 38............. Your Finances

40/41...... D-Tech Electronics feature 42............. Legal Corner – The Employment Tribunal

46............. The Technology Site

– Internet security suites

Community Church

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– Bourne Borderers Morris Dancers

50............. Discovering … The Glue Factory 52............. Pets and Vets – Hedgehogs 54/57..... What’s on and Gigs Guide 58............. Words from the Mayor 60............. In the Spotlight – Salvation Army 61.............. School News 62............. What is Love? Holly-Jean has an idea 63............. Spotlight on Clubs

64............. Police Patrol – Social Media and the Police

66............. This Month in History 70 ........... Motoring Column

– Saccadic Masking

72............. The Puzzle Page 73/78..... Classified Businesses Directory With thanks to:

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

Discovering Bourne is published by a local team and is not associated with any other business. Care is taken to ensure that the content and information is correct, however we cannot take any responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by any errors. Permission must be granted to reproduce, copy or scan anything from this publication. For a copy of our contributors’ guidelines please email info@discoveringmagazines.co.uk

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Valentine's Day - February 14th - What’s that all about then? Take a brief romantic stroll through the centuries, up to today’s commercial orgy of flowers, jewellery and chocolates. In Ancient Rome, February 13th, 14th and 15th were celebrated as “Lupercalia”, a pagan fertility festival, seen as a basis for a celebration of love on this date. AD 289 - A Christian, Valentine of Rome, is martyred under Emperor Claudius. While in jail, this priest is said to have converted his jailer by healing his blind daughter’s sight. He is later said to have fallen in love with the daughter, sending her a note saying “From your Valentine”, but this is apocryphal.

1797 – “The Young Man’s Valentine Writer” is published, suggesting appropriate rhymes and messages, and, as postal services became more affordable, the anonymous St Valentine’s Day card became possible. By the early 19th century, they become so popular that factories start to mass-produce them.

AD 496 - Pope Gelasius declared February 14th to be “St Valentine’s Day”, a Christian feast day to match the still-popular pagan festival of Lupercalia.

Mid-1980s - The commercialisation continues: noting the sales effect on chocolate, flowers and cards, the diamond industry gets involved, promoting St Valentine’s Day as a time for giving jewellery and so the “tradition” takes off.

Mid-18th century - The passing of love-notes becomes popular in England, a precursor to the St Valentine’s Day card as we know it today. Early ones are made of lace and paper.

AD 2018 - An estimated 1 billion St Valentine’s Day cards will be sent worldwide this year, making it the second most card-heavy celebration, after Christmas.

Love is… Love is... A beautiful bouquet!

A beautiful bouquet! ST VALENTINES DAY Tuesday 14th February

ST VALENTINE’S DAY Wednesday 14th February

www.stephaniesflorist-bourne.co.uk www.stephaniesflorist-bourne.co.uk 01778 421171 | stephaniesbourne@aol.com 01778 421171

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Crown Jewellers www.crown-jewellers.co.uk 15c North Street, Bourne | 01778 393994

10 Exchange Street, Peterborough | 01733 567830


Burrilliant Creations

Made with Love

Home is where the heart is, and this decorative fabric hearts bunting is sure to help you spread the love for Valentine’s Day. Whether for yourself or a loved one, Kathryn Burr at Burrilliant Creations takes us through how to make this heartfelt gift: All you need is love, and a few craft supplies. • Sewing needle, thread, and fabric pins. • Fabric for 10 bunting hearts (such as colourful, patterned craft cotton). • 10 x 14cm slender ribbons (to attach to the hearts). • Thicker 2m long ribbon (to hang the bunting from).

Step 3 • Sew each of your hearts, with the seam 1cm from the edge. (You can also sew this by hand, looping your needle and thread up and down through the fabric to create a running stitch). • Leave a 3cm gap in one side of each heart to place the stuffing in.

Step 4 • Stuff each of the hearts until plump, and then sew the gap shut.

• A piece of card (for a heart shape template).

• Tie knots in the loose thread and, for a professional finish, sew this thread through the heart and trim the excess.

• Soft polyester stuffing (fabric scraps or even cotton wool works just as well).

• Trim the edges with the pinking shears to neaten the hearts.

• Pinking shears (creates a decorative crimped edge and stops the fabric from fraying).

• Loop the long ribbon through the heart ribbons, one at a time, leaving a 15cm gap at both ends and inbetween each heart.

Step 1 • Create your card heart template (14cm wide, 14cm long). • Lay your heart template on the fabric and cut two pieces for each heart.

• Place the two pieces for each heart together, with the fabric pattern facing out on both sides. • Make a loop with the slender 14cm ribbons and place 2cm of the tips inside the middle dip of each heart, and pin in place. This will create the ribbon loop for the hearts to hang from.

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• Tie a knot in the main long ribbon around each of the smaller ribbons to keep the hearts in place. • Repeat until all 10 hearts are tied onto the main ribbon. Your bunting is now all ready to proudly display, or to be given as a beautiful gift for a special someone this Valentine’s Day!

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If you would like to request your own fabric heart bunting, contact Kathryn Burr via: www.burrilliant.strikingly.com

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Come and celebrate a romantic evening for two Special Valentine’s four course dinner on Wednesday 14th February Canapés on arrival, coffee included and a rose

£59.95 per Couple (Booking essential) Why not make a night of it and stay for just £70 per couple for bed and full English breakfast!

LUNCH FOR LESS AND SUPPER SAVERS 2 MAIN COURSES JUST £15.00

(see board for daily choices)

Toft, near Bourne, Lincolnshire PE10 0JT Tel: 01778 590614 Fax: 01778 590264 Email: tofthouse@btconnect.com www.tofthotelgolf.co.uk


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Personalised Beef Wellington

Serves 2 £11.99

Serves 2 £6.00

16oz Marinated Lamb Rump

Serves 2 £11.99

Hunter’s or Forester’s Chicken fillet

16oz Sirloin Steak with sauce

Serves 2 £11.99

SANDALLS BUTCHERS 15 West Street, Bourne PE10 9NB | Tel: (0)1778 423301 | www.sandallsbutchers.co.uk OPENING TIMES: Tues - Fri: 7am - 5pm | Sat: 7am - 3pm | Sun - Mon: closed Telephone orders welcome with local delivery available


AFTERNOON TEA AT GINGER FOX CAFE eat • drink • relax

A selection of sandwiches and savouries, together with beautiful cakes made by our own London trained pastry chef.

Valentine’sDay 13th - 17th February

Mother’s Day 8th - 11th March

Bookings available from 11am. Please make your reservation 01778 424287

11 Abbey Road, Bourne, PE10 9EF • Tel: 01778 424287

The Waggon & Horses C E L E B R AT E

Valentine’s Menu 2 courses £16.95

available Wednesday 14th, Friday 16th and Saturday 17th February

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Mother's day lunch

Sunday 11th March

Select from 1 Course for £9.75, 2 Courses £13.95 & 3 Courses £16.50

Our new menu

2 Courses for only £11.75 Tuesday - Saturday Lunchtime & Tuesday - Thursday evening.

Please book on 01778 343200 • 1 Peterborough Road, Langtoft, Peterborough PE6 9LW DB DD Waggon & Horses 1/2 Page Advert FEB 18.indd 1

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Weight to go Tori – My Slimming World Journey Imagine how awful it must be to wear baggy clothes when going out because you’re so ashamed of your body. Well, that was where I was in August 2015. I would put on a front to hide how I was really feeling. My self-esteem was so low and my selfbelief almost non-existent. After each of my three pregnancies, I’d allowed my weight to take over. But since then, my life has been transformed, as I lost four stone in just over a year! I just had to make the change, and lose weight, not just for me but also for the sake of my three children. Realising something drastic needed to happen, a Facebook search brought me to Slimming World, and there has just been no turning back! My first week saw a staggering five pounds weight loss, and that gave me such a boost in confidence to continue on my journey. What I love about food optimising is the freedom to enjoy real food without feeling hungry; there is no calorie counting or limits on when to eat. What’s been as brilliant for me, though, has been the fact that, now, my whole family are eating healthily, as I’m cooking so much more “from scratch”. I must admit that chocolate, cheese and the occasional drop of gin are proving a temptation, and I’m enjoying these as my “Syns”. I was really apprehensive before walking through the doors at my first Slimming World group, but I soon realised that I didn’t need to feel this way, as I was welcomed with open arms – no humiliation, no judgement. My consultant has been so supportive and is always on hand to contact, at times when the going has been a bit tough. My group members even voted for me to win the title of “Miss Slinky” and “Woman of the Year”, as they found my story and success so inspirational.

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I can confidently say good-bye to the old me, who wore the baggy clothes! I can now confidently stride on, a much happier soul, now with much more energy and drive, and someone now wanting to share with others this great feeling of being slim and much healthier than before. I want others to feel the same as I do now and that’s the reason I have chosen to become a Slimming World consultant - to inspire and help others to achieve their dream.

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AFTER JOINING SLIMMING WORLD

NEW VENUE Starts 18th January 2018

Salvation Army, Manning Road, Bourne PE10 9ET

THURSDAYS 7.30pm

For more details call Tori on: 07849 095520

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G VO IFT AVA UCHE ILAB RS L VAL ENT E FOR I DAY NES

Valentine’s Dinner

SPECIALIST DESIGN | TATTOO | PIERCING

Available Wednesday 14th, Friday 16th & Saturday 17th February Starters Cream of Celeriac Soup, Romanesco Broccoli, Wild Mushroom Confit & Truffle Oil Local Game Rillettes Local Game, Prunes, Apricot, Port & Brioche Croute Cromer Crab & Baby Prawn Cake Lime Crème Fraiche & Pickled Cucumber Spaghetti

Mon: Closed | Tues: 10.00 - 5.00pm | Wed: 12.00 - 8.00pm Thurs: 12.00 - 8.00pm | Fri: 10.00 - 5.00pm | Sat: 10.00 - 5.00pm Sun: by appointment only

07902 827506

25-27 West Street Bourne Lincolnshire e. illusions.tattoo@hotmail.co.uk

Intermediate Champagne Sorbet & Berries

Main Course Beef 3-Ways- Striploin Medallion, Braised Blade & Shin Pithivier, with Dwarf Carrots, Wild Mushrooms & Potato Torte, Pan Jus Crispy Skin Sea Bass Fillet Lobster Bisque Sauce, Chive Creamed Mash, Cherry Tomato Confit & Tender Steam Broccoli

Sweets • Balloons • Weddings • Celebrations

Vegetable Strudel Pie Asparagus, Kalamata Olives, Baby Fennel, Wild Rocket, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

Dessert Assiette of Desserts to Share: Mini Blueberry Cheese Cake, Chocolate Dipped Strawberry, Mini Chocolate Fudge Cake & Mini Raspberry Panna Cotta Chocolate Deice White Chocolate and Raspberry Mousse Layer, Strawberry Stew Strawberry & Champagne Torte Praline Soil, Passion Fruit Drizzle

Sweet gift r ou ideas for y Valentine

Coffee and Petit Fours

£30 per person To reserve your table please call the Restaurant on 01572 725 174

www.barnsdalehotel.co.uk 01572 757 901

We can help you make your special day stand out! Sweet Sensations, Unit 7, Angel Precinct, North St, Bourne, PE10 9AE

T: 01778 424 762 W: sweetsensationsbourne.co.uk

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Good Friday Fun Join us for two hours of Easter Fun! Cookie decorating Activity sheets Story time Pass the parcel

Adults £6.99

1.30pm till 3.30pm Friday 30th March 2018

Oasis Restaurant

Waterside Garden Centre

Booking is Essential Call 01778 560000 Activities are aimed at under 10s

Children £7.99

Price includes choice of jacket potato or panini, with tea or coffee for adults. Meatballs, fish fingers or chicken nuggets for the children, followed by ice cream or banana split and juice drink.

Waterside Garden Centre, King Street, Baston, PE6 9NY Tel: 01778 560000 | www.watersidegardencentre.co.uk

Mother ’s Day Special FREE DESSERT FO R MUM

Free homemade dessert for every Mum who purchases a Sunday carvery. Available from 12 - 2pm

Oasis Restaurant

Waterside Garden Centre

King Street, Baston, Peterborough.

Sunday 11th March


Eat the Season

Easy Peasy Roast Chicken & Root Veg With its seasonal staple of parsnips, this easy roast chicken will go down a treat on Sundays, but it’s so quick you could cook it midweek!

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1 tbs p olive oil 8 chicke n thig hs 300g carrot s, cut int o 3c m pie ces 2 large parsni ps, (appro x. 250g), cut int o 3c m we dg es 750g pot atoes e.g. Kin g Ed wa rds, cut int o wedg es 1 tbs p thy me lea ves 1 tbs p hon ey 2 tbs p Wo rce ste rshire sau ce

Method 1 Preheat the oven to 200ºC (gas mark 6). 2 Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken for 2 mins on each side. Transfer to a large roasting tin with all the vegetables and stir in the thyme, honey and Worcestershire sauce. 3 Bake for 30 mins then drain most of the excess juice and reserve. Bake for a further 10 mins before serving with the reserved juice as gravy. 4 Enjoy!

The

NAGS HEAD at Bourne

u n e M s ’ e n i t n e l Va 3 Courses £18.99 & New Menu Out Now Valentine’s Menu available on Wednesday 14th 2018

Come and meet our New Head Chef

TONY GIBBON & try our latest menu and get

10% OFF

your food bill for the month of February!

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Valentine’s Day Special

- The Top 10 Aphrodisiac Foods (DO try this at home!)

The food you consume can have a direct impact on your sex life, affecting your hormones, brain chemistry and energy and stress levels. Some foods have psychoactive properties, others arouse because they are psychologically suggestive, and some can actually increase blood flow to the genitals.

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ASPARAGUS

An English herbalist from the 17th century, Nicholas Culpepper, wrote that asparagus “stirs up lust in man and woman.” It is a great source of potassium, fibre, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, thiamin and folic acid.

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ALMONDS

Throughout the centuries, almonds were regarded as fertility symbols. The aroma of almond supposedly arouses passion in females and provides high doses of vitamin E, magnesium and even fibre.

8 AVOCADO

Its shape gives it away! The Aztecs called the avocado ahuacuatl, or “testicle tree”, seeing the fruit hanging in pairs on the tree as resembling testicles. Avocado is rich with folic acid, vitamin B6 and potassium.

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BASIL

Basil has a fantastic aroma that is said to have an aphrodisiac effect; it is also very stimulating. Using sweet basil in a pasta sauce will be sure to get your heart racing! 14

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Pure chocolate, the king of natural aphrodisiacs, contains a host of compounds including anandamide, the psyochoactive feel-good chemical, and PEA (phenylethylamine), the “love chemical,” which releases dopamine in the pleasure centres of the brain and peaks during orgasm.

Figs are steeped in history, being mentioned in the Bible (Adam and Eve wore fig leaves to cover their private parts), whilst the ancient Greeks held them as sacred, associating them with love and fertility.

Very strong smelling and perhaps a bit of a turn-off, but likely to provide added strength to the male, as the allicin in the garlic will increase levels of blood flow in vital regions!

By its shape, the connection with sexuality is quite obvious, but bananas are loaded with potassium, magnesium and B vitamins. It also contains chelating minerals and the bromeliad enzyme, said to enhance the male libido.

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Oysters may be thought an aphrodisiac because of their high zinc content, which helps produce sperm and increases libido. Raw oysters are best served with a glass of chilled Champagne for a truly romantic meal!

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Now tAKiNg booKiNgs For

Valentine’s Day

£11.95 Kids meAL deALs AvAiLAbLe (please ask for details) Fully Licensed & Air Conditioned


Gurkha 91 – Nepalese Delights Come to Bourne Names can convey various messages to us all. “Gurkha”, for example, has connotations of those loyal and fearless fighters from the Himalayan state of Nepal, to the north of India. The Gurkhas’ reputation for diligent and unwavering service to Great Britain and its people, for over two centuries, is well documented, and we were clearly reminded of this on a recent visit … to a restaurant in Bourne! The front-of-house team of Pramod, Giri and Krishna ooze genuine charm, and this trait has not gone unnoticed by the many recommendations, either by the spoken word or on social media, which continue to make this eatery Bourne’s leading restaurant. But it is not just that crucial attention to small details and cheerful conversation with the customer that has many of us returning to Gurkha 91, time and again. Pramod can proudly shed light on his country and why Nepalese cuisine is different from traditional Indian food. “It combines a range of ingredients and techniques with their own gastronomic history. The people of Nepal have many different backgrounds and ethnicities, and this multitude of influences is reflected within the country’s cuisine. Nepalese dishes are generally healthier than most other South Asian cuisine, relying less on using fats, and more on vegetables, meats, pickled ingredients and salads.” The small kitchen team, with award-winning chef, Bhimlal Khanal, along with Dharma Jugjali, have fifteen years of dedication and wide experience in Nepalese cuisine, and have been working tirelessly to create some of their

distinctive dishes, since the restaurant on North Street opened in December 2015. This includes trying to satisfy all sorts of dietary requirements, according to the customers’ needs and choices. Momo (minced lamb or vegetable dumplings), Spicy Lamb Kidney, Himali (marinated chicken or lamb with chef’s special sauce), and Goat Special Curry are but a handful of the dishes already well established and popular on the menu. Chef, Bhimlal’s passion for food and cooking has given diners an opportunity to savour the unique tastes from Nepal, as he seeks out the finest ingredients, many herbs and spices of which need to be imported, specifically from Nepal, (including Jimbu, Asafoetida and Nigella seeds). Pramod ensures that his meat, meanwhile, is sourced from wellrespected local butcher, Alec Day, on Abbey Road. This support for other local businesses and organisations has also involved his offering prizes for charity raffles and a food stall to help raise funds for Bourne Lions. Recent refurbishments have enhanced the appearance of the restaurant, with modern, very stylish furniture and fittings, whilst tasteful murals of some of Nepal’s fascinating scenery adorn the walls. The “91” part of the restaurant’s name, if you were wondering, refers to the number of dishes on their first menu. I would rather see it as a challenge - to discover, in future, just how many of this number could possibly be as delicious as the Salmon Tikka Tandoori, the Hariyali King Prawn or the Chicken Nepal that we enjoyed on our recent visit to Gurkha 91. Besides the outstanding food menu, a wide range of cocktails is available. Pina Colada, Cosmopolitan and Tequila Sunrise, for instance, are there, alongside non-alcoholic “mocktails” like Shirley Temple, Virgin Colada and Cranberry Cooler.

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Perfect for your Valentine’s evening or any occasion

On-line take away and delivery service available www.gurkha91bourne.co.uk | info@gurkha91bourne.co.uk Delivery within 4 miles, under £20, has a £2 delivery charge Over 4 miles, there will be a delivery charge, depending on the distance OPENING HOURS FRI-SAT 5-11 PM, SUN, TUE, WED & THU: 5-10 PM CLOSED ON MONDAYS

01778 424 411 37 North Street, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 9AE


Health

“It Takes Two” - How Renu Can Help You! by Claire Saunders, Renu - Health, Beauty & Fitness

W

e know the saying that goes, “Less is more”, but let’s be honest. Sometimes, two is just plain better than one. When it comes to working out, having a friend along for the ride can be beneficial. You can get a serious workout, without being serious – it’s okay to have fun. In fact, the more fun your workouts are, the more you’re going to look forward to, and be committed to, them over the long-term. There’s absolutely no doubt that the right friend to exercise with can make your workouts more fun. Being able to laugh, encourage and motivate will make them much more enjoyable. Here are some of the benefits of working out with a friend:

Fewer skipped workouts Scheduling a gym session with a friend helps hold you accountable for getting your workout in. Meeting someone to exercise with not only motivates you to show up, but to work hard as well. Push yourself further Exercising with another person pushes you to do your workout and do it to the best of your ability. A bit of

friendly banter and encouragement can mean you get a little bit more out of your exercise session. Try new exercises Going to the gym with a friend is the perfect time to try out new exercises or classes. When trying something new, your friend will provide a confidence boost and keep your workouts interesting. At Renu, you can try up to nineteen classes a week, as part of your membership. Time Flies “Time flies when you’re having fun!”… or at least when you are distracted. Having someone to chat with lets you focus on something other than just your workout, making the time go by faster. Recover together Socialising can often be a reason you may get out of your exercise routine. A friend who’s worked up a sweat with you is likely to want to join you for a healthy post-exercise meal or snack, so you get the best of both worlds! If you would like a free trial, for either you or your friend, please call us on 01778 423923.

HALF PRICE JOINING FEE! JOIN OUR LADIES ONLY GYM IN FEBRUARY FOR HALF PRICE! “A year ago I felt sluggish, riddled with arthritis, and tired. Now my arthritis (saving has almost disappeared and I feel much more alive.  I have also lost up to 8 pounds and 9.5 inches. If I were to give a tip to someone thinking of £25) starting, I would say, “Do it. Take a risk and make connections with other like-minded women. You will get lots of support from all the staff at Renu” – Suzanne.

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So call us on 01778 423923, or come in and see us. After all, what have you got to lose, apart from pounds and inches?

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CELEBRATING 11 YEARS

Join our ladies only gym during February and save £25 30 minute workout

Make sMall changes to a healthier and fitter you ✔ COMPLETE YOUR WORK OUT IN 30 MINUTES ✔ MENTORS ON HAND TO HELP MOTIVATE YOU ✔ 19 FREE STUDIO CLASSES INCLUDED PER WEEK (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILTY) ✔ ExCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS ON BEAUTY TREATMENTS, HAIR AND ADDITIONAL CLASSES

Start Loving Yourself Today OFFER ExPIRES 28TH FEBRUARY

Renu, 27 Abbey Road, Bourne, Lincs PE10 9EN Tel. 01778 423923 | www.renu.uk.com


Travel

Five Adventures for Explorers Seeking the Clare Lockett Finer Things in Life! Travel Counsellor You don’t have to forego sumptuous sheets and gourmet cuisine to be an explorer these days. Read on to discover far-flung destinations where you’ll find more than a little luxury… Peru on the Belmond Andean Explorer Imagine a journey that combines the charm of opulent train travel, from decades gone by, with the dazzling landscape of South America. With space for 48 passengers, South America’s first luxury sleeper train offers one- and two-night itineraries in Peru. Your adventure will take you to Cusco, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, and more. Uganda to see mountain gorillas Head to the brilliant green rainforests in Uganda to spot endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Having long been on Travel Counsellor, Beverley’s travel wish list, she finally went on a gorilla trek and commented, “Words cannot describe what it feels like to sit in the presence of such powerful, yet gentle, animals. Uganda is a special country with so much more to see than just gorillas though.” And for accommodation? You’ll find beautiful lodges and luxury tented camps in the wilderness. Asia on a tall ship Travelling across the seven seas always seems a little more adventurous than soaring through the air, and if you’re picturing a giant wooden vessel, cutting through the waves, sails billowing, it’s time to step aboard a tall ship!

ships, as they travel far and wide, exploring the glorious blue waters and islands of Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Galápagos Islands The mystery of the Galápagos Islands and the wonders to be found there are part of their charm, as is the task of getting to these islands, nestled in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Ecuador. One of the best ways to explore them is by boat, and you’ll find luxurious vessels complete with balconies, gourmet cuisine and cocktails while you watch the sun set. The stunning wildlife includes iguanas, sea turtles, penguins and giant tortoises. Lava rock formations and cliffs are home to birds found only here, like the blue-footed boobies, red-footed boobies, the waved albatross and the Galapagos hawk. Under the water, marvel at the untouched coral reefs and shoals of tropical fish, manta rays and baby sharks. Canada for a luxury retreat in the snow The Rocky Mountaineer train is a charming and luxurious way to see the breath-taking landscape, or you could head to a town or city and base your adventure from there, with lots of options, from lodges to boutique hotels. If you’re in the Rockies, Fairmont Banff Springs is a superb castle-style hotel, perched in the beautiful scenery surrounding Banff, while Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise lies on the shores of the mesmerising, bright blue, Lake Louise.

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Practitioner Profile - Phoebe Smith M.Ost. - Registered Osteopath What made you consider a career in osteopathy? Osteopathy was a career that appealed to me for some time before I began my training. I saw a lot of sense in the concept of treating a patient as a whole person, rather than a collection of symptoms. When I was fourteen, our osteopath provided treatment for my mum who had injured her back. She was able to avoid surgery and return to normal life in a relatively short time. Up until this point I had wanted to study medicine; however, I was so impressed by this holistic alternative that I began to consider a career as an osteopath instead. In the end, I took the long way around, studying languages and spending several years in Canada before I realised that Osteopathy was still calling me. I travelled back in 2011to train as a mature student.

Where did you study for your degree and where do you practise now? I trained at the College of Osteopaths and completed my Masters degree (M.Ost.) last year. During my first year of training I gained some external qualifications so that I was able to start to work as a mobile manual therapist while I was studying. This work, together with over 1300 hours of pre-qualification clinical experience, smoothed the transition into my new career following graduation. I joined Bridge View Osteopaths in Boston in February 2017, and the Wellhead Practice in Bourne last November. Between these clinics and my mobile work I’m pretty busy these days! What type of patients do you see? Everyone! I have a special interest in paediatric patients and in musculoskeletal problems that can be experienced during and after pregnancy. In a typical day, though, I see a whole range of patients, from babies

to the elderly, and everyone in between. I use a variety of techniques so that I can tailor a treatment to the most appropriate for the patient. I would use very different techniques for a sixweek-old with digestive problems than I would use for a twenty-four-year-old with back ache, for example. What do you enjoy most about osteopathy? One of the loveliest things about being an osteopath is that our appointments are nice and long so I can take time to really get to know my patients, and understand how their lives are affected. I know what it means for them to be able to get back to work, to advance in the sport they love, to be able to walk to the shops unassisted or merely to be out of pain. For this reason, I’ll never tire of watching patients improve, helping them to understand and manage their condition, and knowing that their lives are changed for the better. Okay, so when you are not fixing people what do you like doing? The flexibility of a clinic schedule means that I am able to offer appointments into the evenings, so I often have the opportunity for an early gym session or cup of coffee with friends. My partner, David, and I love to travel, so weekends are often spent exploring new places or planning our next adventure; otherwise you’ll find me in the garden reading my latest book in the sunshine, watching a new film at the cinema if it’s raining, or at an ice hockey game in Nottingham, if we can get tickets!

Tel: 01778 392832 www.thewellheadpractice.co.uk E: enquiries@thewellheadpractice.co.uk

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Do I Need To Count Calories To Lose Weight?

Many people find the idea of weighing and measuring their food and then tracking the calorie value too much of a faff. Most diet plans and slimming clubs find ways of getting around the need to count calories by using a points system or some other method of measure and control. So what is the answer? Well, as always when it comes to nutrition, the answer is ‘it depends’! Ultimately, calories count. If you want to lose weight, you have to create a calorie deficit; this means eating fewer calories than your body uses each day. Irrespective of the diet you choose, all weight-loss plans work by creating a calorie deficit. The best way to guarantee that you remain within a deficit is certainly to track calories. Indeed, if you’re already very lean and wanting to lose weight for sport/athletic purposes, then calorie tracking is probably your only bet for guaranteed results. That said, for the general public simply wanting to shift a few pounds, there are easier ways. Here are a few ideas, including tracking, if that suits you. Get Tracking With easy access to the internet and calorie tracking apps such as My Fitness Pal, calorie tracking has never been easier or more readily available. Most people have their phone with them and find it simple to track as they go. However, some

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people still find the whole tracking process inconvenient. Record and Reduce Record everything you eat for one week. Everything! Weigh and measure your food and review what you’ve eaten that week. Estimate a 25% reduction in your food intake and eat at this lower intake for four weeks. Do this for four weeks and then check your scale weight. If you’ve created a deficit, you will see a reduction on the scales. If you don’t see a weight reduction, repeat the process of recording and reducing. Aim for a loss of no more than half to one and a half pounds each week.

Bev Thorogood is a Level 3 Qualified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach with over twenty years’ experience within the fitness industry.

The Power of Thirds Try simply reducing everything you eat by a third. An easy way to do this is to reduce your dinner plate size and then reduce the amount of food you put on it proportionally. Use Your Hands Nature is very clever; it gives us hands that are just the right size for our body! So a 5’1” female will have proportionally smaller hands than a 6’ 2” male. By using simple hand measurements to estimate our portion sizes we can regulate our food intake pretty well. Use the guides below to help you. If you’d like help with weight loss or improving your nutritional habits, call me for a free, no obligation chat on 07824 819060.

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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.

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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. “A relaxed club environment with fitness thrown in for good measure”.

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“One of our key functions is to maintain and publish a Register of health and care professionals who meet our standards. In this section, you can find out more about our Register, how you can check it, and what it can tell you” The Register

● HCPC registered and university graduates, with post graduate qualifications. ● 25+ years private and NHS experience. ● Podiatrist and chiropodist are the ONLY protected titles under British law. If it doesn’t say podiatrist/ chiropodist then they are probably not but you can check the register using: http://www.hpc-uk.org/check/ Titles such as FOOT HEALTH PROFESSIONAL ARE NOT PROTECTED for the public’s safety under the HCPC register. Anyone can charge to treat your feet. ● All our instruments are sterilised to professional standards and bagged, for your safety.

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Vicki Holder

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My Story

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Ever since I can remember, I have always been obese. As a child, I would hear my parents talking to friends about it. “Don’t worry, it’s just puppy fat!” they would say. “She’ll hit puberty and the weight will fall off her!” But it didn’t. I was taken to various slimming and support groups, but just couldn’t seem to shift the pounds. My selfconfidence and self-esteem was low. At the age of fourteen, I sadly lost my mum, just at the age when a girl really needs her mum to teach her how to cook, live healthily, respect her body and support her through adolescence. I turned to food as a comfort, and my weight ballooned out of control, causing my self-confidence, selfesteem and self-belief to plummet even further. I pushed myself to work hard at school - it was a way of avoiding social occasions at times – and got good GCSEs, A Levels and a degree. But I was still obese. It wasn’t until I hit my 30s, married with three children, that I decided enough was enough. I needed to set a proper example to my children before it was too late. Carrying extra weight increases the risk of heart disease, strokes, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnoea and osteoarthritis, to name but a few. I wanted to see my children grow up, and minimise the risk of them losing their mum unnecessarily. That’s when I found Cambridge Weight Plan. I was sceptical, but having tried so many other approaches to weight-loss and being unsuccessful, I was willing to try just about anything. I left from my first meeting with my consultant feeling sceptical, but willing to give it my all for just one week. I’d told my consultant that I wanted to lose six stone, but didn’t really think I would manage it. The thought was far too overwhelming. However, I lost ten pounds that week. That was all I needed to spur me on to the next week. I averaged a stone a month weight-loss, and hit my six stone weight-loss target in just over six months!

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Cambridge Weight Plan works. It is essentially a meal replacement programme, with a choice of five different steps to choose from. Some of the steps incorporate conventional food in varying degrees. Cambridge Weight Plan is nutritionally balanced – all your vitamins, minerals, proteins etc. are included in the products. There is a step to accommodate every willpower, budget and lifestyle. Your health comes first – you will need to fill out a medical form with your consultant – there are medical protocols, as well as a medical team in place to protect your health. Appointments are friendly, non-judgemental and one-to-one (unless you choose to bring a friend or family member). There are no joining fees or contracts. Your consultant will guide you, and look after you every step of the way, both during your weightloss journey, and for maintenance.

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Health

Love and Hypnosis Love is a positive emotion and being afraid to love because you are afraid of being hurt is a survival instinct. If you wish to be in a relationship which is deeply loving and close, then you will never achieve this unless you do give freely the love that you would like to receive. To not give yourself that chance limits the potential depth of your relationships. You, in effect, have to open your heart to that love, or you will not be receptive to it. Love makes the world go around. When you fall in love, you set aside many of your barriers and stop critical thinking. The feelings of love and your desire for love can cloud what you are actually seeing in your relationship. Other people, outside your relationship, can often see those things that you are blind to. But other people cannot really help, because it is you who needs to somehow find a way to step back from your emotions and allow your more logical mind to play a bigger part in your reality. Can you love too much? The answer is, “No, you can never love too much, but it is possible to love another person in inappropriate circumstances”. Many people “love blindly”, in the sense that there is a total imbalance between logical thought and their emotional experience. Hypnosis can help to balance your emotions. Some women and men return to relationships that are unquestionably abusive; even when the level of abuse is great, they still return. We tend to think of these people as loving too much, but their love is inappropriate, as opposed to being too much. If we consider, for a moment, love and hate as being opposite emotions, it is easily possible to hate too much, and hate in any degree is a dangerous and destructive emotion.

Loving someone intensely who does not return your feelings can definitely build uncomfortable emotions, which are difficult to cope with. Getting over a broken relationship, when you still love that other person, can be a very tough task indeed. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy gives you a clear state of mind to enable you to step back from your emotions and see things from a different perspective. If you are in a situation where your emotions have taken over to a point where logic is suppressed, then you have to find a way in which to restore this imbalance. You can access your subconscious mind, and you can observe instinctive thoughts and behaviours, and balance your emotional reactions and experiences. You can effectively train your mind to focus and to respond in a more appropriate manner. Sigmund Freud advocated over a century ago that people in love, have a similar relationship to people who are under hypnosis. Hypnotherapy is a pleasant, effective way to change this balance, to achieve the balance which works for you. “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed” – Carl Jung.

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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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Our thanks to everyone who attended the annual Community Carol Service held at Bourne Corn Exchange. It was a wonderful evening and to see so many people coming together in Bourne and the surrounding villages was very special. We hope that you enjoyed the evening and took away the important message that ‘People need the Lord’ – now, more than ever. The donations that were kindly given raised £384.61 and this will be used for our community work. We would also like to thank R. J. Scholes for donating the programmes and their continued support. May you all have a peaceful and blessed 2018. Captains Kevin and Wendy Brown.

1940s Evening of Music and Dance - Saturday February 17th Let Lincolnshire’s finest make it an evening to remember at Bourne Corn Exchange, as you are transported back in time by the hugely impressive Dream Belles. This duo re-create the sounds of the 1940s and it’s up to you whether or not you dress for the occasion in the “glad rags” of the day. One thing is for sure though – you will be entertained … make no mistake! This is but one of many activities that Bourne and District Lions have been responsible for having organised. Santa Claus made his traditional journeys around Bourne and district in the month leading up to Christmas, thanks to the 34

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organisational prowess of the Lions, and they would like to publicly thank the residents of Bourne and the surrounding villages for their generous donations given during those visits. During December 2017, over £8000 was raised which, over the next year, will be distributed to good local causes. Although a lot of the work by the Lions goes unnoticed by the majority, Bourne Lions has, over the last forty years, raised thousands and thousands of pounds, helping to make our community a better place to live, and helping those less fortunate than ourselves.

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An Appeal for Rainbow Hospice A heart-felt request has reached us from a reader, Mrs Kerrie Morgado, and we include some of her e-mail in the hope that you kind readers out there can help her raise much-needed funds for the Rainbow Hospice. “Rainbow is a Hospice who supports children and young people, and is a place where life-limited children and their families can find care and support. My family and I have suffered the very sad loss of my beautiful granddaughter, Rosalie, who was just seven days old when she passed away. When Rosalie was born, we were informed that she would only survive for a matter of hours/days, as her bowels had not developed as they should. During my daughter’s pregnancy, and after Rosalie was born, the charity ‘Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People’ were phenomenal in helping my daughter, and are still in contact with her, offering support, which has helped immensely in our grieving of Rosalie. In memory of Rosalie, and to raise funds for ‘Rainbow Hospice’, we will be holding a Charity Evening

on Saturday March 10th 2018 at The Cresset in Peterborough. During the evening, we will have a raffle and an auction. We are hoping, and would be very grateful if you would be willing to offer a prize for either our raffle or auction or, if more convenient for yourselves, a cash donation, which would allow us to purchase a prize to raffle or to auction.

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Lovely to report that this five year old, Finnley Green, is prepared to share his winnings with big brother, Tyler, aged nine. Congratulations on correctly matching the novelty pictures in December’s issue with those placed in the shop windows around the town, and scooping £100 cash. Both boys attend Bourne Abbey Primary School, and now find they have more friends than ever before!

Should you be able to help in any way, please send your donation to Kerrie Morgado, 82 High Street, Billingborough, Sleaford, NG34 1QD, otherwise I would be happy to collect. Should you have any questions associated with this request, please do not hesitate to contact me, (via e-mail at: lucy. jackson1998@hotmail.co.uk, or: 07850 092 115).

Thanks to our “thoughtful, caring community” of Bourne

Thanking you all for having read this request and hopefully acting upon it.”

The Meningitis Memory Tree – Another Fabulous Effort! Anyone having had the pleasure, recently, to venture off North Street or West Street in Bourne and explore the many delights of Crown Walk, will have seen a large Christmas tree festooned with small, colourful ribbons, outside Stephanies, Bourne’s sole floristry shop.

Cheers, bro!!!

It all began twelve years ago, when local mum, Hayley Pateman, tragically lost her seven month old son, Alexander to meningitis. Wishing to raise awareness of the condition and funds to tackle the killer disease, Hayley and her friend, Steph Romaine, initiated the idea of a Memory Tree, and every year since then, this heart-warming tradition has raised literally thousands of pounds. This year, the total reached over £220. Hayley and Steph thank everyone for yet another fabulous wave of generosity from the kind people of Bourne and the local villages.

All the volunteers at Bourne Foodbank would like to say a huge “thank you” to the many wonderfully kind and generous people of Bourne and surrounding district for their exceptional generosity during December. We received gifts of Christmas items, food, toiletries and other essentials, as well as Christmas presents, toys and financial donations. Many needy clients came to the foodbank during this time and were overwhelmed by what we were able to give them, thanks to the generosity of so many donors. It is so very wonderful to belong to such a thoughtful, caring community…………Thank you! www.bournefoodbank.org.uk

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Personal Savings Allowance: The personal savings allowance of up to £1,000 (£500 for higher rate tax payers), allows interest up to these amounts to be tax-free. Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs): You can invest up to £20,000 each tax year into an ISA, and the money held is largely free from personal taxes. Make sure to utilise these allowances, as they cannot be carried forward to future years. You can also invest £4,128 into a Junior ISA or Child Trust Fund. Pension Contributions: Pension contributions can reduce your income tax liability. The government provides tax relief of 20% at source on individual contributions, meaning that for a £3,600 contribution, only £2,880 comes out of your pocket. As an individual, you can contribute up to 100% of your annual salary or £3,600, whichever is higher, and claim tax relief. The standard annual allowance is £40,000, subject to the extent of your annual earnings. This is reduced for high earners,

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The Employment Tribunal came into being in 1978. The idea in the beginning was that each of these tribunals would be accessible and straightforward and that people would not need to instruct lawyers to assist them. As with most areas of life over the years though, it did not take long before matters became more complicated, and lawyers had to become involved.

Employment Law is often seen as being somewhat political, which is perhaps unfortunate. For instance, the period of time that an employee has needed to gain full employment rights and protection has, over the last forty years, varied from six months to two years. It is presently two years for most rights. However, the good news is that employees’ rights have grown significantly over the last four decades and now involve protection in relation to many types of discrimination, and these rights have been consolidated in the Equality Act 2010. There have been rights for employees with disabilities and even an extension of rights in relation to parental matters, depending upon the circumstances of the case and the employer themselves.

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Let Newton Fallowell Make Your New Year’s Dreams a Reality by Philip Bell, Senior Valuer, Newton Fallowell

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terrible pong and the company spent time and money trying to eradicate the stench but to no avail and in 1978, after an eloquent appeal by Councillor Douglas Reeson (1918-2010), South Kesteven District Council ordered them to curtail the nuisance or halt production. “I live a mile and a half from the factory and can clearly detect it when the wind is in the right direction”, he said. “The smell is quite appalling. One cannot explain just how abominable it is. I would like to be able to bring a sample of it here in a can in order that members can experience it for themselves. I do not think that anyone should be asked to live with this sort of unpleasant odour and there are thousands of people living in this town who might reasonably expect some relief from this awful nuisance.” But the end was in sight because the factory ceased production in 1980 with the closure of the T W Mays company’s operations in Bourne. The landmark factory chimney was demolished in 2005, its disappearance marking the end of an era and providing a final farewell to the terrible pong, while the entire area is now being redeveloped for light industrial and business use. Archive aerial photograph of the glue factory from 1955. fe br u a r y 2 0 1 8


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Mrs Tiggy Winkle is Becoming Endangered - Alder Vets can help you to help them by Zoe Reeve from Alder Vets

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id you know that you might have a prehistoric creature living in your garden? Hedgehogs are one of our oldest native species – they shared the earth with sabre-toothed tigers and woolly mammoths 15 million years ago, and now they snuffle about in our gardens, helpfully eating the slugs and snails that damage our plants. Sadly, hedgehog numbers have declined sharply over the last fifty years, with the estimated population dropping from 36.5 million to just 1.5 million. Habitat loss has played a big role in their decline, as the hedgerows they call home are destroyed. Despite their reduced numbers, we still see plenty of hedgehogs here in the practice, particularly as autumn turns to winter and those who are too small or unwell to hibernate are often found wandering about in daylight, a common sign of illness in this nocturnal species. When a hedgehog is brought to us, our first task after examining it for injuries, is to warm it up as they are often hypothermic. We weigh the hedgehog – they need to weigh around 550-600g to survive hibernation, and many of the youngsters found at the beginning of winter are barely halfway to this goal. We will also often take a faecal sample to examine under the microscope – wild hedgehogs almost always have some internal worms which don’t usually bother healthy adults, but if the number of worms becomes too high, the infestation can make the hedgehog very ill and is sometimes fatal. We examine the sample to check how many worm eggs and larvae are present, and to identify the species so that we can begin the appropriate course of treatment, which usually involves daily injections for two weeks.

it is and call your vets for advice before moving it. If you are going to handle a wild hedgehog, put on gloves or use a towel – not only are they prickly, but they are also often carrying fleas and ticks! Place the poorly hedgehog in a box with a hot water bottle wrapped in a thick towel, and call your vet to arrange to bring it in. The British Hedgehog Preservation Society website has lots of tips for making your garden hedgehog-friendly, and instructions for making a hedgehog feeding station so that you can put out food for your garden visitors without it being eaten by neighbourhood cats or foxes (cat food is a favourite among hedgehogs, although steer clear of any containing fish, and dried mealworms are also popular). Avoid using slug pellets or other poison, as this can be lethal to the hedgehogs that eat the slugs. If you are looking for a more hands-on way to help, we do have details of local hedgehog charities that may be in need of volunteers to look after baby hedgehogs until the spring arrives and they can be released.

Signs that a hedgehog may be unwell include disorientation (being out in daylight, walking in circles or staggering, not noticing when humans approach), excessive parasites such as ticks, noisy laboured breathing, leaving food uneaten and not curling into a ball when touched. If unsure, it’s best to leave it where

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Events - February 2018 1st - 31st - Art exhibition at John Clare Cottage of oil paintings

by Market Deeping’s artist in oils, John Mills. John is a retired plumber and builder-turned artist in oils, and has lived in the Market Deeping area all his life.  His exhibition covers local scenes, as well as some further afield and will continue until March 23rd. The Cottage is open: Friday, Saturday and Monday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (Last entry to the Cottage 2pm.)

3 - Garlic Theatre presents “Little Red Robin Hood,” 2pm at Swayfield Village Hall. A family puppet show suitable for ages 3-8yrs. For tickets and enquiries, phone 01467 550539. rd

importance of family. Stamford Arts Centre, 2-30pm. Tickets £8, (£7): £28 family of four, from www.stamfordartscentre.com or phone 01789 763203.

14th - Prize bingo at Aslackby Village Hall. Doors open at 6.30 pm, eyes down 7.00pm.

16th - 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 filmclub@elseapark.co.uk

7th - Learn English Border Dancing (men and women) or join

their band - Bourne Borderers - Edenham Village Hall, Church Lane, Edenham every Wednesday 8pm to 10pm. For more information, phone Heather 07974 755234 or Kurt 07949 612145.

16th - Lincs Wildlife Trust meeting, 7-30pm at Bourne Methodist Church Hall, with speaker Chris Howes. Chris has been a Countryside Ranger for more than 30 years in various locations, from North Wales to Dorset, and will be talking on “My Wildlife in Grimsthorpe Park”. For the last 20 years, he has been hiding in Grimsthorpe Park trying to manage the limestone grassland and wood pasture and find rare moths! £150 donation - children free, (admission, that is!) Refreshments available. Visit the website at www.lincstrust.org.uk

7th - An evening of mediumship at Bourne Spiritualist Church,

17th - The Hardy Plant Society: 2.30pm at Swines Meadow

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19a, North Street Bourne, with speaker Jan Allen: 7-30pm start. £5 entrance to include free raffle ticket. All welcome.

8th - 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.

8th - Chris Alford, of Chris Alford Racing, will be joining this

Farm Nursery, 47 Towngate East, Market Deeping, PE6 8LQ. Colin Ward will be giving a talk on “New Zealand Gardens and Plants.” Visitors welcome: £4. Angie, 01733 222367, janda.salix@ gmail.com

17th - Bourne Lions ’40s Night at the Corn Exchange: Entertainment by the Dreambelles and the Blitz Dancers. A fish and chip supper is also provided, all for the bargain price of just £15 a ticket. Tickets are now available at Harrison & Dunns, Bourne, or you can order tickets by contacting Bourne Lions through their Facebook page or ringing the number on the poster. Tickets will go fast, so don’t leave it until the last minute before ordering them.

month’s meeting of BMRC at Bourne Corn Exchange. Chris is Vice-Chairman of the Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC) and is a very successful racing driver in many different cars, and a senior instructor at the Silverstone Racing School. In 1975, Chris took no less than 22 wins out of 23 races in a 1600 M TVR. It promises to be an interesting evening. Membership of Bourne Motor racing Club is £20.00 for 2018, and new members are always welcome. Doors at the Corn Exchange open at 7.00 pm and Chris will begin his talk at 8.00 pm.

next season: 10.00a.m to 12noon in the Bowls Pavilion, Coggles Causeway, Bourne. Existing and new bowlers welcome. Further details from Ann Northen 01778 423353 – e-mail mikeann24@ sky.com.

10th - Come and enjoy pancakes and coffee at Bourne

17th- 18th - Deepings Camera Club Annual Exhibition at

12th- 16th - A variety of half-term workshops at Stamford Arts

18th - Quiz Night at the Masons Arms, £1 entry, the jackpot is

Methodist Church on Saturday 9.30am to 12 noon: everybody welcome.

Centre, based on dance and musicals, culminating in a day of family workshops, “At the Musicals,” on 16th. For full details, visit www.stamfordartscentre.com.

13th - The People’s Theatre presents “Don’t Dribble on the

Dragon:” a show for ages 2+ based on the new book by Steven Lee and with magic designed by the legendary Paul Daniels. A spectacular musical adventure about growing up and the

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17th and 24th - Bourne Town Bowls Club Registration for

Deepings Community Centre, Douglas Road, Market Deeping, 10-00am-4-00pm: all welcome. standing at £285, if it’s not already been won!

19th - This month’s guest speaker at the U3A meeting is

Jasmine Allen, whose talk is entitled «The Radiant Art of Stained Glass.” Starting at 2-15pm at Bourne Corn Exchange: admission £1. Raffle and refreshments: all welcome. If you wish to know more, ring 01778 394656.

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21st - Deepings Camera Club’s February speaker is Mark

Buckley Sharp, who will be talking on Cappadocia “ Poetry in Rocks.” 7-30pm at Deepings Community Centre, Douglas Road, Market Deeping, all welcome.

22nd - Bourne and District Flower Club Annual General Meeting, followed by demonstration with Jenni Kirkby entitled “Fun with Flowers.” 7.30p.m. at the Darby and Joan Hall, South Street, Bourne.

24th and 25th - Cliff and Joan Curtis are opening their garden in Haconby, for the 28th year, as part of the NGS Snowdrop Festival. The garden holds a large collection of snowdrops, together with crocus, hellebores and many other unusual bulbs and plants. A selection of snowdrops and other plants will be for sale over the weekend. Home refreshments, soup, scones and cakes and tea and coffee will be available. Entrance £3. Full details on the NGS website Snowdrop Festival. 24th - The monthly meeting place for friendship: Coffee Morning 10.00am to 12 noon at The Salvation Army, Manning Road, Bourne, serving bacon baps, toasties, cakes, coffee and tea. Includes sales table with new goods. All welcome.

24th - Quiz Night at Langtoft Village Hall 7-00pm start: £2 per person, please bring your own drinks and nibbles. 25th - Table Top Sale and coffee morning, in aid of NSPCC at Bourne Corn Exchange: come and sample the filled rolls and home-made cakes, as well as the many bargains on the stalls! Doors open to the public at 9-30am. To book a table, ring Audrey on 01778426487.

Forthcoming Events March

3rd - LDC crew costume fund raiser. Jam packed fund raising event, includes crew performances, cake sale, leg waxing and raffle. Abbey Church Hall, Bourne, 6-10pm.

St Barnabas Hospice, goods wanted. St Barnabas is currently collecting bottled goods of any kind, from shampoo to Chardonnay for next year’s tombola prizes, plus any unwanted gifts that we could utilise for our various raffles. Please drop them to our shop on North Street; call fundraising on 01476 591010 or e-mail: Janie.mccormick@ stbarnabashospice.co.uk.   f e brua ry 2018

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 www.u3abourne.org.uk • 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 www.bournechoralsociety.weebly.com 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 paintapotplace@outlook.com • 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 kimwooldridge365@btinternet.com 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: raypawletto2.co.uk • 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 Linda Wass on 01778 424947 for more info. • Yoga class 7.30pm-8.45pm at Wake House, Bourne, 07951 288801 www.serenityyogawithlaura.com • 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: bourne4bridge@gmail.com. ‘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 kimwooldridge365@btinternet.com 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 - February 2018 1st - In conjunction with the Lincolnshire Rural Touring

Scheme, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are performing in concert at Morton Village Hall at 7-30pm. Twice winners, 2013 and 2016, in the Best Duo category of the BBC Folk Awards, Kathryn and Sean are one of the most popular and respected acts on the British Folk scene. The performance brings a feeling of inclusivity and informality, whilst showcasing a variety of traditional and self-penned songs. Book early for this unique opportunity to see and hear this talented duo, without leaving the village. Tickets: Adults £10.00, 11 – 18yrs £5.00, under 11yrs free. Call 01778 570370 or e-mail rexcons@aol.com to reserve.

1st - Jazz at The Toft House Hotel, at 8 00 pm: Stamford Jazz Music Society presents The Toft House All Stars. Admission £10, booking advisable, 01778 590335. 2nd - First Fridays Folk singaround 8pm at the Wishing Well,

Main St, Dyke, Bourne. For further details, phone 01778 570115 or dean.hardy880@btinternet.com.   2nd - Popular local band, Revolver, playing rock and Indie anthems at the Masons Arms, Bourne: 9pm.

3rd - Live Country Music evening at Masonic Centre Hall,

1-2 Roman Bank, Bourne, Lincs PE10 9LQ (please note the change of venue.) First-class country singers from around the UK, this month Jim Worton: 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.

10th - Splinter Group are playing tonight at the Masons Arms, Bourne : 9pm start.

10th - If you enjoy old rock, pop favourites and some original songs go along to Edenham Vicarage where Smuggler Jack are sure to entertain you. Tickets are £15, to include a supper, phone 01778 591358. All proceeds to go to the church and Tammy’s Charity.

10th - Back by popular request, Colin Steven at the Royal British Legion Bourne: 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. 14th - Tune in to BBC Radio Lincs 94.9FM at 6pm where

Pennyless will be appearing live on Tom Lane’s radio show.

16th - Leftovas at the Masons Arms, Bourne, tonight at 9pm. 17th - Steve Moore, well-known entertainer from Boston, an audience favourite, at the Royal British Legion, Bourne: Start time 9 pm but open from 7pm, early arrival is advised. Phone 01778 421775 for more details: Members £1 entrance. Nonmembers welcome £2.

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17th - One of your favourites! Dom Brister singing at the Masons Arms tonight at 9pm. 19th - Haconby Hare Tune Session, 8pm at the Hare and

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4-6pm, free.

BEST Hounds, 2 West Road, Haconby, (3m N of Bourne) hosted by MUSI Pete Shaw & friends (some music available if you contact in advance) - 01778 571563 or pete@peteshaw.co.uk To book WEDNESDAY 25 a 6pm meal with the pub before the session, phone 01778 7.30PM £10.00 ADUL 570521.   23rd - Indigo are playing tonight at the Burghley Arms, Bourne: 9pm start.

4th - Open Mic -8pm at the Hare & Hounds, West Road,

23rd - Blowzabella return to Stamford Arts Centre as part of

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- Live music at the Masons Arms tonight with Nick Glover: 9pm start.

4th - Relax and unwind with Pennyless at Mama Liz’s, Stamford. Haconby, Bourne, PA & soundman provided. For further information, phone 01778 571428.

6th - The Masons Folk and Acoustic Club: Singers and

musicians wanted, all instruments, abilities and ages welcome! Singaround style, any kind of tunes and traditional music, even an ‘open stage’ section if you like! 8pm at the Mason’s Arms, South St, Bourne. For further details, phone Dean on 01778 570115.

9th - The Acoustic Strawbs: With a success-packed timeline

going all the way back to 1967, the Strawbs are as exhilarating today as they ever were, definitely not a band to miss. Stamford Arts Centre: 8pm start, tickets £18 (£16): 01780 763203 or visit www.stamfordartscentre.com.

9th - The ever-popular Mark Bishop tonight at the Masons Arms, Bourne : 9pm start.

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their 40th anniversary celebrations. They make an inimitable, driving, drone-based sound played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. Stamford Arts Centre, St Mary’s St, Stamford, 7.30pm. Tickets £15 (£6 under 18s) – phone 01780 763203 or visit www.stamfordartscentre. com.

23rd - Antoine at The Masons Arms, Bourne, 9pm. Solo Singer Guitarist/One Man Band. Popular covers from pop to rock to swing ’50s to present.

24th - Barn dance / ceilidh to the Fruitcake Band, caller Maggie Wood, at Edenham Village Hall, Church Lane, Edenham. Tickets 07704 748090.

24th - Brothers Grimm return to the Masons Arms, Bourne tonight at 9pm.

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SKAMP PROUDLY PRESENT

TONY TRIPLE CROWN WINNER

BEST MUSICAL, BEST SCORE AND BEST BOOK!

WEDNESDAY 25 - FRIDAY 27 APRIL 7.30PM £10.00 ADULTS/£8.00 CONCESSIONS Bourne Corn Exchange Saturday 7th April 2018 - 8.00pm £12.50/£11.50 concessions 3 Abbey Road, Bourne, PE10 9EF

Tickets are available from the customer service desk within the Bourne Library, or via the Guildhall Arts Centre box office (Grantham) on 01476 406158.

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Live at the Bourne Corn Exchange! TUESDAY 15TH MAY 2018 2.00PM £11.00/£10.00 CONCESSIONS 3 ABBEY ROAD, BOURNE, PE10 9EF

Tickets are available from the Bourne Corn Exchange or by calling 01476 406158.

LIVE AT THE BOURNE CORN EXCHANGE! SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2018 - 8PM £13.00 3 ABBEY ROAD, BOURNE, PE10 9EF

Tickets are available from the Bourne Corn Exchange or by calling 01476 406158.

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Mayor

Words from the Mayor Councillor Paul Fellows

January can seem to go on forever and ever, but it does give us all a chance for reflection of where we are personally. Judi and I have almost completed three quarters of our time in office and I have to say it will not be an easy task to hand the chains over, as we are both getting so much from the roles that we are so privileged to be doing. Meeting so many lovely people, both in Bourne and when we have been invited to represent Bourne around the county at some amazing events, will not be something that either one of us will ever forget. January itself, however, is always a quiet time, and we have not had many invitations or duties to carry out on Bourne’s behalf. It was really good to be able to welcome the Nottingham Building Society to Bourne towards the end of December, and great not to have another gap on the high street. I will be arranging to do some more work experience days and so, if you feel you have a day when you could use some help from a nottotally-competent-but-very-willing ‘old mayor’, please contact Bourne Town Council. The number of people who take time to be supportive and helpful within our community is inspiring, and I’ve no doubt that they will

continue to do just as much in the coming year. The benefits of communities growing and supporting each other are huge. The two projects I am supporting and raising funds for, I believe, are ones that will provide lasting benefit to Bourne. The project to turn the Town Hall into a Community Arts Centre is moving forwards positively, and an immense amount of work is being done by the Trustees, under the leadership of Charles Housego. Throughout the year, expect to see, and please support, events taking place in the Town Hall. This is not a dream; it is a project that will happen. The Dimension Skate Park needs

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to raise funds so that it can move to the next, and most important, phase … being built! It has taken far too many years to get to this point but if you believe, as I do, that Bourne really needs this facility, please help out in any way you can to contribute to fund raising. Please visit the Skate Park’s website for further information, www. dimensionskatepark.org.uk On February 3rd, I will be hosting the ‘Mayorsquerade’ at the Corn Exchange. Organised by the Bourne Events Team, this is an unashamed fund-raiser for my charities that will be a night of ‘posh frocks’, masks, great food and entertainment. Tickets are available from Bourne Town Council and Crown Jewellers. fe br u a r y 2 0 1 8


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In the Spotlight

Bourne Salvation Army Community Church - in the words of Captain Wendy Brown

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have been a Salvation Army Minister for nearly nine years, three of which I have been the Church Leader at Bourne. Alongside my husband, Kevin, we are kept very busy with our church and community programmes which mainly run from our church building on Manning Road. We never have two weeks the same, as we could be called to make hospital visits, conduct weddings and funerals, as well as attending/ leading the weekly community outreach activities.

Our Sunday Worship Meetings are very lively with lots of music and singing, and our congregation is made up of all ages, from 5 to 87 years! Our Mission Statement is: ‘We, as The Salvation Army in Bourne, aim to Bring Others to have an Understanding of Jesus Christ by Reaching out and Nurturing Everyone equally’. Through our mission statement, our weekly programme looks like: Sunday:

10.30am - Family Worship 10.45am - ‘Ablaze for God’ Sunday School and Youth Cell

Tuesday:

1.30pm - Get Connected Friendship Drop-in

A blaze for God morning worship

Wednesday: 10am - Parent and Toddler Group Thursday:

11.30am - Snack ‘n’ Chat 2pm - CAMEO (“Come And Meet Each Other” Ladies Group)

Friday:

7pm - Community Band Practice (Fortnightly)

Saturday:

10am - Coffee Morning (Last in the month)

get connected We also hire out our premises to local community groups – check out our website, www.bournesalvationarmy.org.uk for more details. In the town centre, we have our Charity Shop, Sally Annes in West Street, and our Community Furniture Store, which is located next to the Fire Station in the old library building, just off South Street.

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Our newly appointed Community Development Manager, Heather Culshaw, has also been working on our social media presence in the wider community, and we coffee morning now have a Facebook Page and are on Twitter too! Should you have any community news or ideas you wish to discuss, please do get in touch.

Bourne Salvation Army Community Church, Manning Road, Bourne PE10 9ET T: 01778 393459 • E: bourne@salvationarmy.org.uk • W: www.bournesalvationarmy.org.uk Facebook: Bourne Salvation Army Community Church • Twitter: Bourne SA Community Church

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School News Artsmark Accolade For TWO Bourne Primary Schools

art provision, which we enjoy sharing and celebrating in our local community.”

Bourne Abbey C of E Primary Academy and Bourne Westfield Primary Academy have both recently been awarded Artsmark.

AND PLATINUM FOR BOURNE WESTFIELD ! As one of the few schools in the country to be awarded the PLATINUM ARTSMARK Award, Bourne Westfield is now reaching out to support other local schools to broaden their curricula with a range of inspiring arts activities.

Artsmark is awarded by Arts Council England, and provides a clear framework for schools to plan, develop and evaluate their arts and cultural provision. It was designed to help unlock the potential of children, help to develop character and talent, and increase their knowledge and understanding in all areas of the arts. Schools are awarded Silver, Gold or Platinum, based on their achievements in bringing ambition to life through the creative Arts and supporting creative development in children. Of the 3,133 schools that have registered for Artsmark so far, only 386 schools have achieved the award: so to have two Bourne schools with the award is some achievement! ARTSMARK GOLD FOR BOURNE ABBEY! Bourne Abbey is delighted that it has been reaccredited as an ARTSMARK GOLD school. The assessment panel made some lovely comments including: Through their latest Artsmark journey, the school has developed sustainable partnerships with other schools and the Case Study exemplifies the positive impact their work has had on standards across the curriculum. Your children and young people have equal opportunity to plan, experience, participate in and evaluate a diverse range of high-quality arts and cultural activities and you recognise the importance of development opportunities delivered by specialists for your staff in these areas. Your children and young people have an opportunity to further develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of arts and culture and you are working to share the expertise you have established.

The last six months have seen children from Westfield lead the way in creative musical productions, dramatic Shakespeare performances, and the Rebirth Arts Project at the Town Hall, led by Becky Beavis, Helen Graham, and Lucy Lawson. Partnerships with the Royal Opera House, the Royal Ballet and the Shakespeare in Schools Project have given children opportunities to perform “The Nutcracker” ballet, the opera “Carmen” and “Macbeth”. Westfield sourced funding last year to be able to organise training for six local schools with “Louder than Life”. This training led to a large-scale samba performance in the summer, held at Westfield, involving over eight hundred children and staff from nursery age upwards. This performance was the finale to a whole school Arts Week, where children had the opportunity to work with Arts professionals in Drama, Dance, Art and Music. Huge congratulations to both schools!

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Entertainment

What is Love? – by Holly-Jean

Love is probably the trickiest thing to describe in the world. It’s in everyone, somewhere, but just not everyone finds it. And, that sounds super cheesy but hey-ho it’s Valentines, so grab your bucket and keep on reading – it’s about to get smooshy. Love is supposedly patient and kind. Romance apparently has a lifespan and though the majority of us seek it, most of us are actually quite confused about what ‘love’ actually means. And, as I’m writing this, I’m googling ‘what is love?’ but, it isn’t something you can actually put into words. I’m reading – “love is without judgement” and “love is loving everything that one person does”. And the cynical part of me is thinking, “Well yeah, I love my boyfriend but do I judge him when he eats his dinner, and mine too? Yes, I love him, but my god if he snores one more time I’m just... I’m just going to lose it.” All of these different depictions of love make us question everything we know; all of these opinions and different ways that people conduct their relationships and rules and stipulations - in reality, it’s all absolute rubbish. They make us question whether we are doing the whole ‘love’ thing right! But for what? You and your partner, whether they’re human, imaginary, or cat. (Whatever floats your boat, it’s 2018). Are you both happy? Whether they can be gross, or they wind you up sometimes, or sometimes you literally want to tear their perfect little head clean off – if you love them, you will just know. It will literally hit you one day when they’re laughing or even when they do the stupidest thing. It won't be a gift or

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an occasion; it will be so minuscule and ridiculous that you cannot even describe it – but when you know, you’ll know. Alright, this is getting crazy soppy now and I want to be funny so, let me add this little bit. Over the Christmas break, I got a little podge – not much, but a little. And I’d recently had my nails done, so I was struggling to do my jacket up. And I said to my boyfriend, “Tom, I’m finding it so hard to actually do my jacket up at the moment!” and he remarked, lovingly, with “Well Hol, you’ve had a lot of cheese and biscuits this holiday.” My caring partner, ladies and gentlemen. I’m joking, not about what he said, it’s with me for life, but in all seriousness, and it sounds so cheesy, but I absolutely adore the big idiot. He can be infuriating, but he’s my best friend, and no matter how many times I imagine his head exploding, I could never thank him enough for showing me what love is. But I’m only on about love between partners. Love is everywhere – love is when your mum tells you to put a coat on so you don’t get cold, or when she’s way too honest about something you didn’t really need to hear. Thanks, mum! Love is packed into this strange world in little ways we couldn't even comprehend. And, I think that’s what makes it magical. This February, when you’re sick and tired of Valentine's, have a little think about not just buying someone something to prove your love, but just show them in little ways... be patient, be kind. Be everything you think love is, and I’m sure you’ll work it out. Or, the less conventional way of dealing with Valentine's – eat your bodyweight in chocolate... you got this. FE br BR u Ua Ar Ry Y 2018 fe


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Police Patrol

Social Media and the Police by Sergeant 600 Rachel Blackwell

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n October 2017, there were sixty-one calls to the police to resolve situations where one person had made comments or threats, either via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Messenger. In each case, a police officer had been assigned to attend, take the report and deal with the problem behaviour. In the majority of cases, this was entirely appropriate as the perpetrator needed dealing with, because their post / comment / message was obscene, menacing, threatening, or part of a longer crusade of harassment against a victim. However, in a THIRD of cases, the officer established that what had been said was petty, and the issue could have been resolved by the caller “blocking” the person, or reporting them to Facebook etc. This represented at least fifty hours of police officer time, where they were diverted away from other, more harmful, areas of police business. Examples included: • I have received three messages from an unknown Facebook user who has called me a “slut.” • I am receiving odd “Friend Requests” on Facebook from people I’ve never heard of. • Someone I know has created a fake Facebook profile to ask for her stuff back. • I am receiving messages from a fake profile to tell me my partner is having an affair. Whilst the intention is NOT to discourage callers who are genuinely fearful or intimidated by material directed at

them via Social Media, there will now be an attempt, at the call stage, to filter some of the low-level calls that can be resolved with advice to block/report the sender. Call takers will establish: • Is there a credible threat (to life, safety or property)? – in which case, we will deal with it. • Is the contact persistent/harassment, and you have taken steps to block, which have failed? – we will deal with it. • Are the posts in breach of a court order that is currently in place? – we will deal with it. • The content is more than just unkind or hurtful – but is grossly offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing. There may be other instances which don’t fit any of the above, but where the caller is particularly vulnerable, or at risk of harm, and naturally we will do what we can. However, the advice that we will try to give is this: Some posts may be upsetting or distasteful, or express an unpopular view, but are not necessarily criminal. Others may be grossly offensive and, therefore, could well meet the threshold for prosecution. For general unpleasant or inappropriate posts, in the first instance, you should contact the social media site on which the comments have been made and ask for their assistance. We hope to see more calls resolved by advice at the call stage, which will in turn free up police officers’ time to be out on their area.

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History

This Month in History - February February 2nd, 1990 - In South Africa, the 30-yearold ban on the African National Congress was lifted by President F.W. de Klerk, who also promised to free Nelson Mandela and remove restrictions on political opposition groups. Nine days later, he was released from prison after serving 27 years of a life sentence on charges of attempting to overthrow the apartheid government. February 6th, 1952 - King George VI died. Upon his death, his daughter, Princess Elizabeth, became Queen Elizabeth II. Her actual coronation took place on June 2nd, 1953.

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February 7th 1812 - British novelist Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth. He examined social inequalities through his works including; David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, and Nicholas Nickleby. February 8, 1587 - Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, was beheaded at Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire, after 19 years as a prisoner of Mary Stuart Queen Elizabeth I. She became entangled in the complex political events surrounding the Protestant Reformation in England and was charged with complicity in a plot to assassinate Elizabeth. February 11th, 1847 - American inventor Thomas Edison was born. Throughout his lifetime he acquired over 1,200 patents, Thom as Edison including the incandescent bulb, phonograph and movie camera. He is attributed with the quote, “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” 66

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February 12th, 1809 - Author and naturalist, Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury. He is best known for his work, “On the Origin of Species”, concerning the theory of evolution. February 13th, 1945 - During World War II in Europe, British and American planes began massive bombing raids on Dresden, Germany. A four-day firestorm erupted that was visible for 200 miles and engulfed the historic old city, killing an estimated 135,000 German civilians.

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February 14th, 1929 - The “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” occurred in Chicago, as seven members of the Bugs Moran gang were gunned down by five of Al Capone’s mobsters, posing as police. February 21st, 1965 - Former Black Muslim leader, Malcolm X, (1925-1965), was shot and killed while Malcolm X delivering a speech in a ballroom in New York City. February 23rd, 1991 - In Desert Storm, the Allied ground offensive began after a devastating monthlong air campaign, targeting Iraqi troops in both Iraq and Kuwait. The 100-hour ground war ended as Allied troops entered Kuwait, just four days after launching their offensive against Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi forces. February 26th, 1848 - The Communist Manifesto pamphlet was published by two young socialists, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It advocated the abolition of all private property and a system in which workers own all means of production, land, factories and machinery. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

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“Sorry mate, I didn’t see you”, is a familiar sound to cyclists and motorcyclists, and its acronym, ‘SMIDSY’, is becoming a regular excuse in motoring crashes. Would you believe me if I said that you are blind for between forty minutes to an hour per day? Well, you are, and it’s a visual illusion where the brain selectively blocks processing during our eye movements. This phenomenon is called saccadic masking, or visual saccadic suppression. A saccade is a quick, simultaneous movement of both eyes between two or more phases of fixation points in the same direction. Humans become effectively blind during a saccade, which is obviously very dangerous if you are a motorist. When your eyes look from one point to another, we don’t actually see everything in a smooth continuous stream, in the way that a shaky camera captures a video. We actually view it as a series of individually separate and distinct blurry images when the eye pauses. Each of these blurry and shaky images is separated by a period of temporary blindness. Our brain doesn’t like this motion of blurry images, so it automatically deletes the blurry details that come between those viewing points. This is not a problem. If you tried to process everything that you see, you would go insane, so your mind picks and chooses what to focus on. This is a trick of our brain which helps us to view things without getting dizzy or nauseated. The accuracy of our sight diminishes greatly, the further an object is away from our direct eyesight. Objects viewed directly by the centre of our eye are seen with great detail, but those seen with peripheral vision remain unclear. This

phenomenon was first described by Erdman and Dodge in 1898. It was noted, during unrelated experiments, that a person could never see the motion of their own eyes. You can confirm this by looking in a mirror and continuously looking at your left eye and then your right eye, you won’t see them moving. Our eyes send images to our brain in snapshots, and our brain then links all the frames, (fixations), to create one continuous loop. This is an illusion though, because between the images there are blind spots called saccades and we momentarily lose sight; we rely on an image sent by the brain that isn’t there. This phenomenon is the cause of many motoring crashes and next month we will discuss remedies to avoid this.

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2017: You can’t have forgotten already! 1) 2)

Which city was Britain's 'City of Culture' for 2017?

Which football club became the first non-league side to reach the Quarter Finals of the FA Cup for 103 years, when they beat Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor?

3) Which police force made history when they appointed Cressida Dick as Commissioner, the first woman to hold the role in their 188-year history? a) The Met b) GMP c) West Midlands. 4) George Osborne left politics to become the editor of which London newspaper? 5)

6) 7)

The new £1 coin was released in 2017. How many sides does it have?

Tim Farron resigned as leader of which British political party, following the summer's General Election?

Who won the 2017 FA Cup Final? a) Arsenal b) Chelsea c) Manchester United.

8) At the 74th Golden Globe Awards held in Hollywood, which film won the award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy? 9)

Who was listed by Forbes as the second most powerful woman in the world, behind Angela Merkel?

10) In January, over 1 million people signed a petition in the UK in an attempt to stop who from entering the country? 11) What landmark did Queen Elizabeth II pass on February 6th 2017? 12) At the 59th Grammy awards in February, who won the Best Record of the Year and Song of the Year?

13) Which aerospace manufacturer founded by Elon Musk, said that it would take two space tourists on an orbit of the moon? 14) Who won golf’s Open Championship?

15) Who headlined the benefit concert when the M.E.N Arena in Manchester re-opened? 16) In May, the Eurovision Song Contest was won by which country?

17) Donald Trump was reported to have hung up on a telephone call to which head of state during a heated exchange over immigration? 18) Alistair Cook resigned from which role?

19) Which golf course has, after 237 years, finally allowed women to be admitted as members? a) Muirfield b) Royal Birkdale c) Troon. 20) Who was at the top of the Forbes Rich List for 2017?

Gone, but not forgotten: all these questions concern personalities who sadly passed away in 2017:

21) This British socialite and friend of the Royal Family, who died in February, was runner-up in 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here' in 2002. 22) Born William West Anderson, which actor found fame as Batman, the caped crusader? 23) Welsh actor known for his starring role in the TV sitcom, 'Shelley', and also 'The Virgin Soldiers'.

24) Who was the theatre, opera and film director, who died in September, and was director of the National Theatre from 1973 to 1988?

25) Leo Baxendale was a cartoon artist, responsible for 'The Bash Street Kids' and 'Minnie the Minx', but in which comic did they appear? 26) Longest serving Blue Peter presenter, fondly remembered for "Get down Shep". 27) Which actor, famous for starring in Last of the Summer Winé, was also the voice of Wallace in the 'Wallace and Gromit' films?

28) One of the outstanding sportswomen of her generation, she was the first woman to hit a six in a Test Match.

29) He married Queen Elizabeth's younger sister and took the title of Lord Snowdon, but what was his birth name? 30) Musician/songwriter whose biggest hit was 'Where do you go to (my lovely)?'

ANSWERS: 1) Hull, 2) Lincoln City, 3) The Met. 4) The Evening Standard, 5) Twelve, 6) Liberal Democrats, 7) Arsenal, 8) La La Land, 9) Theresa May, 10) Donald Trump, 11) 65th anniversary of her accession to the throne, 12) Adele, 13) SpaceX, 14) Jordan Speith, 15) Noel Gallagher, 16) Portugal, 17) Malcolm Turnbull – Australian Prime Minister, 18) England Cricket Captain, 19) Muirfield, 20) Bill Gates, 21) Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, 22) Adam West, 23) Hywel Bennett, 24) Sir Peter Hall, 25) The Beano, 26) John Noakes, 27) Peter Sallis, 28) Rachel Heyhoe-Flint, 29) Antony Armstrong-Jones, 30) Peter Sarstedt.

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

www.cooper-garage-doors.co.uk DOOR AND GATES

www.securitygatesanddoors.co.uk Professional Garage Door Services

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

New Doors, Repairs & Servicing Automactic Openers, Roller Shutters & Sectional Doors

SECURITY GATES • • • • • •

We offer a wide range of garage doors through a selection of well known suppliers

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

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

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Tel: 01778 570408 Mob: 07734 945700

www.lincsgaragedoorservices.co.uk

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DECORATORS

FURNISHINGS

Karen Chapman

INTERIORS

FUNERAL SERVICES

When you need us we’ll be there • 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

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

DECORATORS

Apply now and receive £100 off your Pre-paid Funeral Plan*

K Goldsmith & Daughters Ltd Painters & Decorators All aspects of Interior & Exterior painting to your homes & businesses ES ON QUOT OBLIGATI FREE NO

Fully insured & registered References/testimonials available

01778 571440

07951 579167

kgpaintinganddecorating@gmail.com Website: www.kgpainting.co.uk

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

*Terms and conditions apply. Valid until 31/12/2017. Ref: DB/DEC17

Full measuring and fitting service available chapman@outlook.com

Call now for a Free consultation 01778 424553 | 07701 017092 Email: karen.chapman@outlook.com

ELECTRICIAN

To request a free information pack or to speak to a member of our team call us on 01543 887606 or email funeralplanning@centralengland.coop

FURNISHINGS

Wherrys Lane, Bourne PE10 9HQ Tel: 01778 394687 www.rjscholes.co.uk

FENCING

Robin Foster

FENCING

Northborough Fencing Specialist

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

01733 253049 07763 583132

www.robinfosterfencing.co.uk ELECTRICIAN

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

Blinds for Windows & Conservatories ✓ Perfect fit ✓ Roller ✓ Vertical ✓ Venetian ✓ Roman

t. 01778 394440 m. 07712 598682 e. dianesblinds@gmail.com Design House, Meadow Drove Farm Bourne, PE10 0AL

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GARDEN SERVICES

Tree, Hedge and Garden 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 50 Little London, Spalding PE11 2UE

ALL WORK GUARANTEED • FULLY INSURED

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GARDEN SERVICES

GARDEN SERVICES

HYPNOTHERApy

BLOCK PAVING

SPECIALISING IN DRIVEWAYS GARDEN SERVICES

Mower Service

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LT D Kates Bridge, Thurlby, Bourne, Linc, PE10 0EN T: 01778 560466 / 560425 F: 01778 560842 E: glen@fentonsofbourne.co.uk www.fentonsofbourne.co.uk

garden services

HARD WEARING & CLEAN NO MORE KICKING STONES

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Amazing new easy way to lose weight Can’t shift that extra weight? Are you unhappy with your weight? Tried all types of diets? Uncomfortable with your size? No motivation? Hypno-Slimming Programme can help you, includes Free Hypnotic Gastric Band worth £150

Hypnotherapy can help with:

Confidence • Anxiety • Panic • Stress Habits • Phobias • Addictions

Quit smoking or vaping in just 1 hour with hypnosis

OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE Please contact Steve Ralph for FREE survey

Bourne

01778 424676

HOME & garden services

Validated Practitioner

General Hypnotherapy Standards Council

Telephone 01733 768839

Peterborough Hypnotherapy Clinic 26 Priestgate, Peterborough City Centre Free initial consultation www.curativehypnotherapy.com

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TOP MARKS PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Decorating, Tiling, Plumbing, Carpentry, Flat Pack assembly and many other home services Please contact Mark for a quote:

01778 571491 / 07792 969106 ● Patios/pressure washing ● Logs ● Hedge trimming/ tree work ● Planting and pruning ● Lawn cutting and treatments ● Fencing installation

Email: mark@topmarkspm.co.uk

HANDY SERVICES

APM. Handyman Services. • Roofing & Gutter Maintenance • Painting & Decorating • Garden Maintenance • Carpentry Work No Job too

Call for a quote today

07769 187998 / 01778 571263 E: ashley.fox5@btinternet.com

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PC LAPTOPS AND REPAIRS

PLUMBING

PC or Laptop Issues?

Manley Drainage Ltd

PLUMBING AND HEATING

Better call Ray!

Sales • Service • Training Let me assist you with your problems. Virus removal to full re-builds. Upgrade work undertaken. Extensive range of new and used equipment.

For all your Drainage needs

Call now! No Job too Big or Small No call out charge

Bourne Computer Store

Tel: 01778 420362

Email: sales@bournecomputerstore.co.uk Unit 4, Crown Walk, West Street, Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 9PB

Simon Manley 01778 702560 | 07769 707361 manleydrainage@live.co.uk 10 Hamiliton Close Bourne | Lincolnshire | PE10 9PL

PEST CONTROL

PLUMBING AND HEATING

DOMESTIC • COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURAL

Are you looking for a local reliable plumber or heating engineer?

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 www.avelandpestsolutions.co.uk

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: info@dwplumbing.co.uk • Web: dwplumbing.co.uk 6 Market Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 7SF Registered Oil Heating Business

* finance available subject to status

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PLUMBING AND HEATING

Domestic & Commercial Gas Fitters

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

- 24 Hour Free Call Out, Fully Insured -

T: 01778 570212

Audited to EN 16636-2015 and passed *Applies to domestic customers only

PLUMBING AND HEATING

M: 07771 635966

www.absolute-plumbing-and-heating.co.uk

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PRIVATE HIRE

Kesteven Cars 077333 96869

Bourne • Lincs www.kestevencars.co.uk • Now taking bookings for Christmas • Open Christmas day and New Years Day • Friendly Reliable Service • Fully Licensed Drivers • Open 7 days A Week • 7 Seater Available • All Airports Covered • Contract Work Welcome

REMOVALS

STORAGE

WINDOWS AND DOORS

MORTON SELF STORAGE

Local Family Business For 20 Years

■ NEW 20 FOOT CONTAINERS ■ INSULATED, VENTED ■ SECURITY LOCKED

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

A rated energy saving windows available

■ UNDERCOVER ■ 24H CCTV

■ ON SITE SECURITY

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■ £25 PER WEEK

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 sean@dvanman.co.uk

www. dvanman.co.uk SEWING SERVICES

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

We also install secondary glazing

FREEPHONE: 0800 9701469 Unit 2 Holt House, Cherry Holt Road, Bourne PE10 9LH Open: Mon - Fri 9-5, Sat 9-1

www.mortonselfstorage.co.uk

www.lincolnshirebowwindows.co.uk

TREE SERVICES

WINDOWS AND DOORS

M Oglesby Installations

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

Quality uPVC Windows & Doors

TILING SERVICES

Mike Dench

Wall and Floor Tiling Specialist

TREE SERVICES Arboriculture Specialist Domestic & Commercial

GARY’S ARDENS TREE CARE

Fully Insured and Professional

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

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Repair - Don’t replace

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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:

• MISTED UNITS • LOCKS • HINGES • HANDLES

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: moglesbyinstallations@googlemail.com

Email: garysgardens007@gmail.com

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