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Inside this issue Toft Country House Hotel and Golf Course feature pages 6-7

All Change at The Wishing Well pages 12-13

Spotlight on Clubs - Bourne Cyclists page 32

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


Sunday 11th March

Planted

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Make Your Mum Smile...

From ÂŁ8.99

this Mother’s Day

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


Introduction

Welcome to Your March Issue. Mother’s Day on March 11th gives us all the opportunity to show mum just how much she means to us by showering her with hugs, kisses and gifts. This month’s issue, as you would expect, is packed with all sorts of ways in which you can do the gift bit. Take a look at what Renu is offering on page 21. How about a special meal out at Smiths, or try the new menu at The Wishing Well? There are ideas too in our comprehensive Events section on page 68. We’re hoping that you also enjoy reading our new section on Schools News, which brings together some of the ways in which our dear little ones are enjoying those “best days of their lives”. I don’t know why, but it brought to mind this gem from the American novelist, Peter De Vries – “A mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and then by car forever after”. Happy Mother’s Day!

Claire x

Careering down the slopes of these early weeks of 2018, there’s just enough time to realise that winter’s handing over to spring – time for some snow then! No doubt events at the Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang will make us Brits proud with all those medals, (if you happen to be half-Norwegian, that is!) Never mind. This month’s issue contains many ways to help you make the most of the springtime, whether it’s by visiting one of our featured eateries or paying a visit to Toft House Hotel and Golf Club on their thirtieth anniversary, or just getting out into the garden. That extra evening light, when the clocks go forward an hour on March 25th, will make us all feel that summer’s not too far away either. Enjoy the read!

John

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Inside

Bourne Highlights

6/7........... Toft Country House Hotel

and Golf Course feature

12/13 ...... All Change at The Wishing Well

– Feature

14.............. Words from the Mayor 16.............. Travel Column

– International waterparks

18.............. The Puzzle Page 20............. Golden rules for good hair – Renu 21.............. Special Offer – Yoga Lift Facial 22............. Aerophobia – The Beardwood Practice

28............. Corns and calluses

– The Wellhead Practice

32............. Spotlight on Clubs – Bourne Cyclists 36/37..... Community Matters 40/41...... Schools News 43/46..... Johnsons Bourne Textile Services featured

48/51...... Property news and Financial matters. 52............. The Technology Site

– Meltdown and Spectre

56............. The Potting Shed – gardening tips 62............. Discovering … The Hull evacuees 64............. Pets and Vets – Rabbits 68/73..... Events and gigs guide 78............. Police Patrol – “Concern for Safety” calls

80/86.... 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, Caroline Mentzel

Cover photography: Ethan Lee Photography www.EthanLee.co.uk

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The Stages of Motherhood, in the Words of her Offspring The 4 year-old might say – “My mummy can do anything”. At the age of 8 it becomes – “My mum knows quite a lot”. By 12, it has reached – “My mother doesn’t really know very much”. At 16, you might hear – “Mother? O.M.G. She’s sooooooooh old-fashioned!” The offspring, now 18, says – “Bless her! She’s way out of date”. By 25, it could be turning slightly, with – “Well, she might know a little bit about it”. At 35, we’ll hear – “Before we decide, let’s get mum’s opinion”. Ten years on, at 45, it might become - “I wonder what mum would have thought about it”. Then, at 65, we could well have – “Oh, I just wish I could talk it over with mum. She’d know!”

101 102 morton - bourne the deepings - peterborough mondays to saturdays market deeping: three times an hour throughout the day

deeping st James: every 60 minutes throughout the day

with enhanced Peak Time & reduced evening service

sundays

101s every hour 0920-1620 & Return 1000-1700 all Buses call at: Queensgate Bus Sta for City Centre Walton Shopping Park & Boulevard Retail Park

203 BOURNE - THE DEEPINGS - STAMFORD mondays to fridays

Mkt Deeping (Mkt Place) 0820, 0930, 1130, 1330, 1520, 1635 Stamford (North St) 0740Sch, 1015, 1215, 1415, 1605, 1640C, 1715 all buses serve Deeping St James day, Week, month, group, rover saver tickets available from the driver enquiries@delainebuses.com

www.delainebuses.com

Spoil your Mum this Mothers Day with a beautiful bouquet!

Sunday 11th March 01778 421171 www.stephaniesflorist-bourne.co.uk tel:

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Toft Country House Hotel and Golf Club

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oft Country House Hotel and Golf Course is located just three miles out of Bourne on the main road to Stamford. The course is nestled amongst some rare rolling hills of South Lincolnshire, (who said, “Lincolnshire’s all flat land and big sky”?) There are stunning views over the local countryside and the surrounding counties. The golf course is about to celebrate thirty years since it was established, and the enormous number of trees and shrubs planted in those early days are now maturing, to create a most attractive backdrop. For the last nine years, the hotel and golf course have been run successfully by Robert and Julia Reid, during which time the business has grown, unlike the trend in much of Lincolnshire. The course, at over 6,368 yards includes

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four par threes and three par fives. The par five, fourth hole, at 581 yards, offers a good test for the big hitters, whilst the par three, off the tenth, is a hole that requires utmost precision, with a lake on three sides and a river on the fourth! The par 71 course is generally considered to provide a good challenge for golfers, but an extremely pleasurable one. One of its many benefits must be its fantastic allyear-round playing conditions. As there is such excellent drainage for all seasons, Toft is the only course in this area to never have temporary “winter greens”. At the finish, there is always a warm and friendly welcome awaiting you in the golf professional shop and, of course, at the nineteenth hole at the nearby hotel! Toft Hotel Golf Club’s resident golf professional, Mark Underwood, is

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justifiably proud of his course and also of his fully stocked and impressively displayed golf professional shop, selling a wide range of the latest golf equipment at internet prices. Brands include Under Armour, Nike, Ping, Taylormade and more. Mark is also able to provide golf lessons if you are new to the game or are wanting to make progress on your present standards. Another attraction which brings people, novices and hardened golfers alike, to this beautiful spot is the floodlit driving range, which is open seven days a week, from 7am until 7pm. Prices start from £1.50 for twenty-five balls, and there is an electronic card system in place for regular users. The more credits you have added to your card, the more discount you receive. Tokens can be purchased at either the hotel bar or at the shop.

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To not only celebrate its thirtieth anniversary, but also to strive to boost its membership figures, there will be a three-pronged programme, open to all ***: • Toft Open Weekend : March 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2018. Everyone is welcome to come and see for yourself what a fabulous place Toft is. There will be free golf group lessons throughout the day, and a free tour of the facilities, alongside a membership enquiry desk to answer all your questions. • A three month trial membership for only £180 is being offered, which includes unlimited golf on Toft Hotel golf course for three calendar months. • Come and play the course for only £18 a round, or why not try a “four ball” for £60? (Please note that this offer is valid for the month of March only.)

So, if you think now is the time to take up this wonderful game or you are already a convert, and have recently moved to this area, then here’s the chance of a lifetime to take those first tentative steps, with these fabulous offers. (*** - Some terms and conditions apply to this programme. For full details and any enquiries regarding any aspect of the Toft Hotel Golf Course, please contact Mark Underwood on 01778 590616 or e-mail at markjunderwood@ aol.com .)

COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL & GOLF COURSE

Now taking restaurant bo okin gs for Mother’s Day an d Easter Sunday Please call Recepti on for more details.

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF GOLFING AT TOFT Championship quality golf course on your doorstep with fantastic playing conditions ALL year round.

Floodlit Driving Range open 7 days a week (prices start from £1.50)

Fully stocked Golf Professional Shop selling all the latest golf equipment at internet prices!

Golf lessons available. Please contact Mark in the Pro Shop for more details.

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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


Salvation Army, Manning Road, Bourne PE10 9ET

THURSDAYS

NEW GROUP AT 5.30PM

7.30pm

For more details call Tori on: 07849 095520

Treat Mum to a homecooked Sunday lunch

2 & 3 Course Menu option available Spaces are limited so book early

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Open for food all day every day over the

EASTER WEEKEND Call to book your table

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Beef Wellington

Choose a tasty home-mad e dish from our re ady meal sectio n

Easter Egg £6 to serve 1 or £12 to serve 2

OPENING TIMES: Tues - Fri: 7am - 5pm | Sat: 7am - 2pm | Sun - Mon: closed

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Mother’s Day Brunch

Bacon and Egg Cups

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Why not treat your mum with this unbelievably simple breakfast/brunch recipe? These are so easy that a recipe is barely needed, but here you go:

Eg gs Thick cut ba co n M uf fin Pa n Sa lt & Pe pper

Method 1 Pre-heat the oven and bake the bacon according to the package instructions. When the bacon is mostly done, still soft and not crunchy, remove it from the oven. When it’s cool enough to touch, wrap it around the cups in the muffin tin, placing another small piece in the bottom of each cup for a ‘bottom’. 2 Crack an egg into each muffin cup, lightly salt and pepper it, then bake at 350°C for about 20 minutes or, when the egg is lightly touched, it bounces a bit and doesn’t stick to your finger. Cooking them this way makes the eggs over medium, so some of the yolk is cooked and some is runny. Perfection.

3 Serve and eat within a few minutes of being taken out of the oven. Great with a side of hash browns! Yummy, Mummy!

The Waggon & Horses public house and restaurant

celebrate with us this Easter Open all Easter Weekend - please book early

Mother’s day lunch Sunday 11th March 12 - 6pm 1 Course £9.75 2 Courses £13.95 3 Courses £16.50 Booking is recommended

Our new menu 2 COURSES FOR ONLY £11.75 Tuesday - Saturday Lunchtime & Tuesday - Thursday evening

Steak Night Every Wednesday • 2 meals for £20 Opening Times Tuesday to Fridays 12-2.30pm & from 5pm Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm

Food Service Times Tuesdays to Saturdays 12-2pm & 6-9pm & Sundays 12-6pm

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All Change at The Wishing Well One of the area’s most popular hostelries for many years has been The Wishing Well at Dyke, just north of Bourne. Last year witnessed a refurbishment on a grand scale, both in the new seating arrangement in the spacious lounge, (with more opulent furnishings and carpeting throughout), and also with regard to its eight en-suite bedrooms. Now, with the recent arrival of a new Manager, the vastly experienced Jakub Wankowicz, more emphasis is to be placed on the food side, with a return to “traditional, sensibly priced dishes with a twist”. Fifteen years since entering the hospitality world as a Manager in high street bars and restaurants in London, Jakub has travelled widely and gained much managerial experience along the way. Six years on Jersey, for example, had Jakub rise to become Champagne,Terrace and Bars Manager in St. Helier’s Grand Hotel. Then came a move to York and a very successful spell as General Manager of the city centre Lamb and Lion Inn. Here, Jakub modestly informed me, his establishment was to achieve an AA two rosettes award for its restaurant, alongside a four star bedrooms rating. An exciting new challenge in this traditional, old-fashioned country inn was the motivation for Jakub to move his family south. The Wishing Well’s owners, Will and Antoinette Ash, and Brian and Nicky Waltham, were very impressed with Jakub’s credentials and his desire to make “The Well” something really special again. Since his new menus appeared on February 2nd, there has been a noticeable increase in trade, so the signs look very favourable. Head Chef, Ryan Mead, brings youthful exuberance to the kitchen and, although young, he has already gained several years of experience in AA rosette-awarded establishments, such as The George in Stamford. Both Ryan and Jakub enthuse over the quality of their locally-sourced produce from suppliers in Peterborough, (Stilton Meats), Rippingale, (Premier Produce), and cheeses from Stamford and Spalding, with fresh fish daily from Grimsby. The new menus for lunchtime and for evenings, as well as a separate one for senior citizens’ lunches, (not to mention

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a wine list with virtually no bottles over £20), all share a common thread – here is competitive pricing! However, there are plenty of items there which succeed in lifting it well above that “cheap pub grub” tag. Witness “Local pan-fried duck breast with a crispy duck and hoisin terrine, spring onion champ and steamed Pak Choi, finished with a rich stock jus” at £14.95, or “Slow roasted sweet pepper and courgette risotto, served with garlic-infused ciabatta slices,” for £10.25. Jakub is a firm believer in the team ethic, and proudly introduces his Bar/Restaurant Supervisor, Tom Harris, and Head Housekeeper, Carol. The “Front of House” team includes Senior Bar Supervisor, Liz March, who brings eighteen years of experience, charm and passion to her role. She’s accompanied by Jess, Jack, Becky, Kerry, Aimee and Ewan. Behind the scenes, but no less important, David, Calvin, Charlie, Archie and Ben are all key players in this quest to ensure that, once again, “All’s Well at The Well!”

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• STARTERS •

• Chicken liver parfait • King prawn gambas • Homemade crispy salmon cake • Black pudding fritters • Homemade soup • Roasted garlic infused creamy wild mushrooms

• PUB CLASSICS • • Homemade Beef and Abbott pie • Chargrilled or Pan Fried, 10oz sirloin steak • Pan fried 10oz D-cut gammon steak • Homemade beef burger • Fish and chips • Homemade vegetable, spinach and ricotta lasagne

• CHEF SPECIALS • • Pan fried French trimmed chicken supreme • Marinated lamb curry • Pan fried 6oz fillet of beef • WISHING WELL SHARER FOR 2 • Local pan-fried duck breast • Pan seared Sea bass fillets • Slow roasted sweet pepper and courgette risotto

The

NEW MENU

Wishing Well Inn • FOOD SERVED •

MONDAY TO FRIDAY 12pm to 2.30pm & 6pm to 9pm SATURDAY 12pm to 9pm SUNDAY 12pm to 7pm

SENIOR CITIZEN LUNCH 1 COURSE £7.95 • 2 COURSES £10.25 3 COURSES £13.25

• SANDWICHES • SOUP AND SANDWICH • JACKET POTATOES • HOT PUB CLASSICS• HOT BEVERAGES

UPCOMING EVENTS IN MARCH 11TH MARCH - MOTHER’S DAY

Bring your mum and treat her to our lovely and highly recommended carvery. Sittings at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. 18TH MARCH - QUIZ NIGHT

Come and join us for another quiz night at the well. Booking is highly recommended due to the popular nature of the night. Carvery from 6:30pm with entry to quiz for £11 or quiz entry just £3 per person. Max of 6 per team. 23RD MARCH - ITALIAN NIGHT

Dance along with live music and Italian Food. Only £22.50 per person.

21 Main Rd, Dyke, Bourne PE10 0AF

T: 01778 422970 W: www.thewishingwellinn.co.uk


Mayor

Words from the Mayor Councillor Paul Fellows

At the end of January, we were invited to Market Rasen for a Burns Night. It was the first Burns Night we’d ever been to and, if I’m honest, as I’d never eaten haggis before, it was with some trepidation. I realised there was no point going to a Burns Night without giving the ‘most famous pudding’ a going over. I had to ‘give it a go’. As it happened, I really enjoyed it and loved the tradition that went into the occasion as a whole. I like the sound of the bagpipes, and to be greeted by a piper was brilliant. Judi and I paid a visit to The Willows Care Home in Rippingale at the end of January. We also attended the ‘Carers Sitters’ coffee morning in Bourne. As always, it is quite humbling to see the care and dedication given by the carers at various places in and around Bourne for our parents and grandparents, who need specialised care during this part of their lives. We all will, or already have, a need to be thankful for their professionalism and care. I always visit with an eye to ‘bagging’ the best room for the future!

February began with a night to remember - the ‘Mayorsquerade’, a masked ball organised, for the Mayor’s charities, by Bourne Events Team. It was an amazing evening, from start to finish. There were fabulously dressed guests and fantastically decorated tables, lights and sounds, whilst aperitifs, canapes and then a table buffet, provided by Rachel Clarke Catering, were first class. It was an evening of superb entertainment that included fund raising and performances. Everenergetic, the phenomenon that is LDC kicked the evening into life, and the captivating voice of Tabi, with Jack on drums and guitar accompanist, moved us through to finish with ‘Miscellaneous.’ I cannot recommend this band highly enough from the beginning of their set to the end they had the whole audience literally out of their seats. Ricky Locke gave us ‘close up magic’ that still baffles me! A monster thanks to Claire, Cherry, Rob, Andy and Tracy who made it all possible.

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Valentine’s Day saw Judi and I sharing stories of first meetings with the residents of The Cedars and, luckily, I was able to remember, (just!), how long Judi and I have been married. Our first meeting was an easy memory! I was then invited to take part in a pancake race and, despite what people say, I did not cheat, and my partner and I were easy winners! Events for us to look forward to include the Market Deeping Gang Show and an event organised by BRM in Kirkby Underwood … and of course spring! m a r ch 2 0 1 8


THE BULL

A Proper Village Pub Mother’s day special Sunday Carvery plus a free glass of wine or a small beer for all Mothers!

• 1 Course £9.50 • 2 Course £12.00 Booking Essential

join us for a carvery on

Easter Sunday A traditional Sunday Lunch Carvery for all the family using locally sourced ingredients and suppliers. Booking is highly recommended.

• Real Ales • Great Food • Accomodation • Entertainment • Sky Sports

A Warm Welcome

3a High Street Rippingale Bourne PE10 0SR 01778 440054 | www.thebullrippingale.co.uk


Travel

“Water, water everywhere” … with lots of holiday fun

Clare Lockett

Travel Counsellor

There’s nothing quite like a day at a waterpark. Make incredible memories, have fun and cool off in the sun at the best waterparks in Europe. Siam Park, Tenerife This ultimate water adventure playground regularly basks in glorious sunshine. Its impressive Thaithemed layout has slides, pools and rollercoasters to suit everyone. Choose from adrenaline-pumping rides, such as Singha, a water rollercoaster which reaches speeds of up to 18 metres per second, whilst child-friendly options include the Lost Kingdom. The floating market is a relaxing way to explore a Thai village and purchase souvenirs. Glide through the winding rivers, tackle wild waves or simply relax in style. Faliraki Water Park, Rhodes Kamikaze and Freefall slides will have you plummeting down at fast speeds and are not for the fainthearted! The Stingray Slide is the perfect option for all your family fun. For the toddlers, pirate ships promise endless amusement. With an onsite train to travel around the park, a supermarket, various snack bars and lockers, a fun day for all ages awaits. Fasouri Watermania Water Park, Cyprus Prepare to be spoilt for choice with an astonishing thirty slides. Challenging and thrilling slides meet more gentle rides, entertaining all ages. There are activities to keep your whole family entertained. The Tarzan Swing, Wet Wall Climb and High Kamikaze slide are just some of the stand-out attractions. There’s even a massage parlour, tattoo studio and souvenir shop!

provide the ultimate beach fun, or you may opt to explore beneath the waters during an unforgettable scuba diving experience. Chilled restaurants alongside lively bars provide tempting refreshments. Aqualand, Mallorca If you’re looking for a fun-filled day during your Mallorca villa holiday, look no further than Aqualand. Pit yourself against your friends in Formula Race, a double slide race to the bottom. Whoever makes a splash first is crowned the winner. Kamikaze’s sheer drop will also get your heart racing. Surf Beach mimics ocean waves, making it perfect for family fun, while the Jacuzzi provides the ultimate relaxation if you want some peace and quiet. Slide and Splash, Portugal Last but not least is the Algarve’s answer to all that waterpark fun – Slide and Splash. But there’s so much more behind its doors; with a range of aquatic adventures, falconry shows and sunbathing areas, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You may wish to soak up some sun and relax on your beach towel, before venturing off for some excitement in the intertwining tube slides. Child-friendly foam slides and a fun Tropical Paradise play area will put a spring in your little ones’ steps. If you’re looking to make a splash, then contact Clare Lockett, Travel Counsellors.

Star Beach, Crete Family activities, water sports and bungee jumping all form an enticing list of attractions. Banana boats and parasailing

Travel Counsellors

T 01778 338530 E clare.lockett@travelcounsellors.com

With us....it ’s personal

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All the answers to the following questions begin with the letter B, and follow each other in alphabetical order, as shown in the first two answers given.

1) 2)

In Test Cricket, what are the Ashes supposedly the remains of? Answer: (A wooden) bail. Who invented television? Answer: (John Logie) Baird.

3) What type of headgear was named after a battle in the Crimean War?

4) What is the extremely light wood from tropical America, often used in model making? 5) 6) 7)

What is the name of a small breed of farm chicken, a term also used in boxing?

What is the first name of the USA’s 44th President?

What is the Jewish ceremony in which a boy formally accepts full religious responsibilities?

15) What was the original function of the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

16) An area of the Atlantic Ocean, with a high number of unexplained disappearances of ships and aircraft.

17) This name links Ringo Starr’s predecessor in The Beatles with Manchester United’s own �El Beatle�. 18) What comes between alpha and gamma in the Greek alphabet? 19) Which American sit-com from the 1960s featured Samantha, who could perform magic by twitching her nose?

8) What is the yellow and pink sponge cake, which forms a chequered pattern when sliced?

20) This swimming costume’s name comes from a site in the Pacific Ocean, where atomic bomb experiments were held in 1946.

10) In the film �Goldeneye�, which British actor, and Sheffield United F.C. fan, played agent 006?

22) What links the state capital of Massachusetts with Lincolnshire’s �Stump�?

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Les McKeown was the lead singer with which 1970s Scottish pop group?

11) In the Stock Exchange what animal is used as a nickname to describe someone who sells shares thinking that the price will fall? 12) What scale is used to estimate wind speeds without using instruments? 13) Minsk is the capital of which country?

14) Which �Sir Toby� appears in Shakespeare’s �Twelfth Night�?

21) Which commonly eaten food has a name which literally translates as �twice cooked�?

23) In music, who was sometimes known as the �thin white duke�?

24) What famous London building did John Nash rebuild in the 1820s? 25) What was the name of the horse in the film �Toy Story 2�?

Take the first number and follow the instructions until you reach the answer. Try it first without pen and paper and don’t even think about a calculator! 1) 8: square it, +5, divide by 3, +6, x2, +15, -7, divide by 6, x7 = ?

2) 17: square it, +36, 40% of it, x3, +18, 25% of it, +54, divide by 3, +77 = ?

3) 22: square it, +436, 70% of it, x3, +163, +1/5 of it, +998, 7/8 of it, -198 = ?

ANSWERS Section A: 3) Balaclava, 4) Balsa, 5) Bantam(weight), 6) Barack (Obama), 7) Bar mitzvah, 8) Battenburg, 9) Bay City Rollers, 10) (Sean) Bean, 11) Bear, 12) Beaufort, 13) Belarus, 14) Belch, 15) Bell tower, 16) Bermuda (Triangle), 17) Best, (Pete and George), 18) Beta, 19) ‘Bewitched’, 20) Bikini, 21) Biscuit, 22) Boston, 23) (David) Bowie, 24) Buckingham (Palace), 25) Bullseye. Section B 1) 77, 2) 129, 3) 2875. 18

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NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR

Mother’s Day

£11.95 KIDS MEAL DEALS AVAILABLE (please ask for details) Fully Licensed & Air Conditioned


Health

The Renu Golden Rules of Good Hair Care by Claire Saunders, Renu - Health, Beauty & Fitness

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he hair team at Renu give their top five golden rules for healthier, happier and more manageable tresses to banish bad hair days forever……

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Wash your hair two to three times a week, max. Your hair’s natural oils are designed to condition and protect, so when you shampoo daily, it strips these vital oils away. This creates a vicious circle of overproduction of oils and a need to shampoo more often. Dry shampoo would help to refresh your roots whilst helping you to retain the essential moisture your hair needs.

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Avoid hot showers, and shampoo your scalp, not your ends. Healthy, beautiful shiny hair starts in the shower, so make sure you use the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type and level of damage. Giving your head an invigorating massage as you shampoo is a good way to encourage blood circulation and helps to detoxify the scalp. Blasting your scalp with extremely hot water will dry out your hair and create tangles that could result in breakage.

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Towel dry your hair before applying conditioner. Excess water in your hair will hinder the conditioner. If you are short of time, at least squeeze out excess water and concentrate on application on the ends. Invest in a few good quality conditioners and leave-in treatments or hair masks, especially if you have coloured hair.

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Brush your hair twice a day, from the bottom up. Healthy hair needs regular brushing, but don’t tear mindlessly through your locks. Work from the bottom up, once in the morning and once before going to bed, for about a minute each time. Make sure that you wide tooth comb on wet hair; don’t brush it, as it’s much more susceptible to breakage.

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Aerophobia Fear of Flying A

erophobia is an intense fear that is out of proportion to the actual danger, and this is particularly relevant to fears of flying. Most people will agree that flying is safe, yet frightening. They have a hard time reconciling their fear with safety statistics. Although we know our phobias are not logical, we cannot reason ourselves out of one, which can then stop us from taking part in family holidays or put them off for years and years, or interfere with our work and social lives. One important thing to note is that fear of flying is not always a single phobia, as many people who fear flying are also claustrophobic, or frightened of being locked in the plane and unable to choose when to get off, feeling out of control. Our fears of flying have triggers, which are thoughts, images, sensations, and memories to which we have become sensitized. A person who is sensitized to certain bodily feelings might fear turbulence or normal take-off and landing. And someone who fears heights might become terrified thinking about flying many miles above the ground.

next flight. These panics typically emerge between the ages of seventeen and thirty-four, and around the time of a significant life change, such as a birth, death, marriage, divorce or graduation. That is why people with flying phobias often wonder why they had once been able to fly so comfortably. Very few fears of flying originate from a traumatic flight. With the fear of flying, there is a huge component of anticipatory anxiety, or the fear experienced in anticipation of taking a flight. Any successful treatment will help fearful fliers manage anticipatory anxiety because many people avoid planning flights, or they just cancel them. Having once been flight-phobic myself, now I am constantly rewarded by the pleasure of being able to jump on a plane and fly anywhere in the world.

Fear of flying is split into three main groups; which one do you belong to?

The good news is that your brain has an ability to learn and change; you are constantly learning. Changing and learning new habits such as being more relaxed and calm can help overcome simple phobias very quickly. Hypnotherapy communicates with the subconscious, filtering through how you want to be, rather than how you currently are, taking back control.

• Those who don’t fly or haven’t flown for years despite the opportunity to do so.

Flying phobia is a common disorder, but it is possible to overcome the fear of flying with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy.

• Those who fly only when absolutely necessary with extreme terror. • Those who fly when required, but with anxiety. So, what’s behind the phobias and the fear? The common denominator for more than 90% of flight-phobics is the fear that they will become overwhelmed with anxiety during the flight. People experience an unexpected panic while flying, and then they fear the terrifying symptoms will return during their

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

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Emotional and Mental Wellbeing

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Make changes, move forward and find contentment.

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e all experience some degree of mental and emotional discord from time to time during our lives. Whether it is temporary or longterm, it can create havoc with our daily routines, social interactions, relationships, work, sleeping and eating.

As individuals, we all respond differently to the upheavals we encounter; so there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to how we feel. Effective help is personal to our own particular circumstances and should, therefore, be tailored to our specific ways of coping.

Sometimes, when the mind is poorly, we experience common physical symptoms such as headaches, nausea, forgetfulness, reduced immunity etc. and we don’t always make a link between the two. However, this doesn’t mean that every ache or pain indicates a mental or emotional issue.

The key is to recognise that we are struggling, accept the need for help and support, and then seek out the type of help that suits us, thereby empowering us to achieve our solutions.

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Think about your own life and see how many of the following you can identify with: ● Loss, bereavement, grief, sadness, feeling alone, guilt, pet bereavement. ● Relationship breakdown, separation, divorce, family disagreement, new relationships, blended families, getting on with relations.

The first step to making changes and moving forward is ‘talking’. Talking brings relief, clarity and focus. It helps with unravelling the tangle of thoughts and feelings that hang like fog in our minds, thus providing direction and a sense of hope. If you feel that talking can help you take your first step, contact Helpucope for an initial conversation with The Behaviour Transformer.

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What are Corns and Calluses?

by Matthew Phillips BSc(Hons), LA, POM, MChS, (Registered Podiatrist)

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orns and calluses are areas of hard, thickened skin which most commonly develop on the feet. This can cause pain and discomfort when you walk. Corns are small circles of thick skin that usually develop on the tops and sides of toes or on the sole of the foot. Calluses, however, are hard, rough areas of skin that are often yellowish in colour; they are larger than corns and don’t have such a well-defined edge.

As callused skin is thick, it’s often less sensitive to touch than the surrounding skin. What causes it? The major cause of calluses and corns is excessive pressure from movement that can cause a response from the skin to produce callosities, which are thickened hardened parts of skin; these can form into either a corn or a callus. It can also appear if you are wearing ill-fitting footwear or if you are involved with high levels of activity; running, sports etc. This again is due to the pressure produced in both circumstances.

What will happen if I leave it untreated? If you leave the corns on your feet without seeking any treatment, professional or otherwise, then they won’t get better until the cause of the pressure is removed. If this cause isn’t removed, the skin could become thicker and more painful over time. The same is also true for calluses; if the hardened skin is left untreated it will continue to build up and become even more painful. What can help? To help ease or prevent the formation of corns and calluses, you can just do small things that can be a big help. For example you should dry your feet thoroughly after washing them and apply a suitable foot cream. We also recommend that you use a pumice stone or foot file regularly to gently remove any hard skin; this will then stop the build-up and creation of calluses. As always, make sure you wear comfortable footwear that fits properly, as pressure is one of the main causes of formation, and this will go a long way to reducing or preventing development. If possible, avoid wearing heels, as they will increase the pressure on the front of your feet.

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What are the treatment options? Corns and calluses can be very successfully treated by the skilled hand of a podiatrist. They can use a scalpel to painlessly remove them. The aim is to prevent the structures reforming whenever possible, and this can often be achieved by changing footwear or redistributing pressure. For the redistribution of pressure or to decelerate the forces that cause corns and calluses, a podiatrist can get you fitted with a correct pair of orthotics; these are inserts or foot beds that you put into your shoes to help ease the pressure

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Fundamentals of Weight Loss - Methods vs Principles “Methods are many and principles are few. Methods may vary but principles never do”

The diet industry is a minefield of contradictions and gimmicks – with any number of plans and products, gadgets and gizmos, promising amazing results for zero effort. When you’re painfully unhappy with the way you look, and feel like you’ve tried everything going and nothing works – you desperately look for anything that might make you feel better quickly. Some diets do work to shift weight in the short term. However, few deliver true lasting change.

• Move sufficiently each day to create a further energy deficit.

So what IS the answer?

• Get plenty of quality sleep.

Well, we need to get down to some basic principles rather than focusing on methods.

• Manage and reduce the effects of stress.

There are many diet ‘methods’ out there: low fat, low carb, paleo, keto, meal replacement shakes, juices, detox tea! Fundamentally, they all work by following one simple weight loss rule: Reducing calorie intake to below calorie expenditure = weight loss. One simple principle cleverly packaged into hundreds of confusing and contradictory methods! What I suggest is ignoring the methods, and stripping it all back to 5 basic principles. • Reduce the amount of calories you eat just enough to create a small energy deficit.

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• Eat lots of variety of whole, unprocessed foods.

It’s not a sexy approach. It may not be the quickest approach. But it is a very effective approach! Just 5 simple PRINCIPLES that aren’t packaged in fancy methods. Of course, there are other psychological factors that come into play – but they still don’t fundamentally alter the fact that the five basic principles above, if applied, will result in success with fat loss. What we need are the knowledge and skills to sensibly apply the principles, coupled with the self-belief to know that, with persistence, effort and consistency, we can make the behavioural changes necessary for longterm success.

Bev Thorogood is a Level 3 Qualified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach with over twenty years’ experience within the fitness industry. If simply choosing a ‘method’ was the answer, no one would ever need to lose weight more than once. The diet would work, they’d have a perfect body and the world would be a happy place, full of content people madly in love with their gorgeous, confident selves. Sadly, that doesn’t happen. That’s when investing in the help of a nutrition coach can be invaluable. A coach won’t set you off on a ‘method’ or give you a ‘one size fits all’ solution. A coach will help you overcome your hurdles and support you through your challenges. A coach focuses on getting you longterm results. To find out how coaching could help you, call to book your free, no obligation, consultation at 07824 819060 or e-mail bev@florescofitness.co.uk

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Chya - One Very Busy Barbershop - Now Catering for Ladies Too! Rarely can you walk by the window of Chya’s Barbershop in North Street, Bourne, without there being a full salon of people patiently waiting their turn in the chair. Having opened for business in November 2016, Chya, the happy and permanently smiling owner, hoped for a healthy slice of the hairdressing business in a town already well stocked with men’s and ladies hairdressing salons. His initial aim was to provide a barbershop experience. As the year progressed, though, those early customers kept on returning and now Chya has had to modify the services which the business is now providing. The traditional range of barbershop services remain and these include haircuts and designs, wet shaves, beard trims, wash and blow dry, and face threading. However, his team of hairdressers has increased to three and a wider

range of services is on offer. He now includes ladies haircuts, colouring and keratin treatment. The salon is cosy and friendly, with modern décor and fittings. The price list is very competitive, and a wide range of products, including gel, wax and after-shave is available for sale. Discounts are also available for children and O.A.P.s.

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Welcome to “Bourne Cyclists” - Get Active, Meet New People and Have Fun “Bourne Cyclists” was set up by a group of local cyclists last year and, explaining here what they do, are Tim Lister and Danny Cowee. “We are a social group, enabling cyclists to contact each other and arrange rides, advertise events and ask for advice and information about cycling. The group has now grown to over two hundred members of different riding abilities, who all want to ride for fun! Through contacts with local clubs and other cycling groups, we arrange to meet and ride with cyclists from other towns, enjoying local knowledge of routes and trails. For new riders, unsure of cycling with others and perhaps not having the fitness for a long ride, this is the perfect way to get into the wonderful sport of cycling. We also have members who can get under two hours on fifty-mile time trials, be within the first few riders back on a two hundred-mile sportive, and race in twentyfour-hour mountain races.

It is so much fun to ride a bike and we add the element of competition with the Strava Group, both on and off road, with a weekly distance leader board. There is a full year of monthly competitions, with gifted prizes from local businesses, including a Sunday carvery for two, a quality car valet and several other prizes. What’s more, cycling and photography just go together so well, with all the wonderful places and views that cycling can take you to, and don’t forget … cyclists love cake! You might not have heard of the ‘Troll Game’, but during winter, a Toy Troll was being hidden around our country lanes and clues left on the group wall for the next cyclist to find “Timmy”, as he became known; unfortunately, it ended abruptly after he just vanished overnight! Everyone is welcome to join and to ride with us.”

We do a very unstructured Sunday social road ride, starting at the not-so-social time of 7am, but we are back by 9am, so leaving the rest of the day to yourself. There’s also a mountain bike ride, leaving Bourne’s Tesco car park on South Road, at 7pm every Monday evening. Members also post when they are going out for a few miles during the week, for other cyclists to join up with them.

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MONDAY EVENING AND SATURDAY MORNING APPOINTMENTS These are most suited to those who are unable to attend in the day due to work commitments. They are routine appointments that must be booked ahead of time.

ROUTINE FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENTS Book ahead of time with the GP ROUTINE TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS Book ahead with the GP of your choice MONDAY MORNING OPEN ACCESS SURGERY Open to all patients from 8:40-11:30am. The clinic is run by GPs and the Acute Illness Team. The wait time varies week to week.

ACUTE ‘ON THE DAY’ SERVICE This is run by our Acute Illness team and is made up of Paramedics and Nurse Practitioners. They can assist you with a wide range of ailments that cannot wait for a routine appointment.

OUR HELPFUL RECEPTIONISTS WILL ASK YOU THE NATURE OF YOUR PROBLEM WHEN YOU BOOK. THIS IS TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE SEEN BY THE MOST APPROPRIATE CLINICIAN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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Exhibition at Baldock’s Mill Saturday March 10th – Sunday March 18th (2.00 pm – 4.00 pm every day) Bourne Civic Society was founded in 1977 to fight for conservation and good planning in Bourne. The society runs many other activities, including lectures, tours and visits, and continues to take a great interest in our town … past, present and future. The Society manages a heritage centre and museum at Baldock’s Mill, on South Street, that features three major displays: the Raymond Mays Exhibition, the Charles Worth Gallery and a gallery of Bourne’s

history and heritage. The Mill has a shop selling a range of gifts and publications, pamphlets and maps relating to Bourne and the specialist displays. The exhibition, running for the full week during March, will show just how much has changed since the Society started over forty years ago, and how much has been done to the Mill during that time. There is no entrance fee, but donations would be most welcome for the upkeep of the Mill.

Charity Shop News by Captains Kevin and Wendy Brown Some of you may have seen the new line of greetings cards in our Charity Shop, Sally Annes, in West Street, Bourne. We also have a range of gift wrap, gift bags and helium balloons too! There are plenty to choose from, so why not make that birthday gift really special?! On Thursday March 1st, Sally Annes will be having an Open Day. We will be offering you the opportunity to find out more about what we are doing within the community, and there will be staff available throughout the day to talk 36

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‘Walk to Remember’ and Raise Money for Thorpe Hall Hospice A spring woodland is the setting for a new event on the calendar at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, giving people the chance to remember loved ones, while fundraising for hospice care. Walk to Remember is a 5km walk of remembrance and reflection, open to people from across the region – and early bird entry is now available. It is hoped that hundreds of people will join the walk on Sunday, May 20th, which starts in the beautiful grounds of Thorpe Hall Hospice in Longthorpe, Peterborough. It heads out to Longthorpe village, through woodland and back to the finishing line in the grounds of NGA HR, Thorpe Hall’s neighbours, for a celebratory drink and rest. The route has been chosen to be perfect for families and pets, giving everyone chance to remember

someone special, to celebrate the life of someone who’s missed, or just to enjoy a spring stroll.

Director of The Willows Care Home, Roop Nahil, adds, “Heartiest thanks to the amazing Mayor and his wife, and well-done to all the staff and friends, for their efforts and contributions to make it such a successful event. We raised over £300 with a tombola and a raffle, which will go towards our residents’ entertainment fund”.

Walk to Remember is being organised by a committee of volunteers, with support from the hospice’s fundraising team. Early bird prices are available right now - £7 for adults, £4 for children or £20 for a family (two adults plus two children). Thorpe Hall Hospice offers palliative and end-of-life care for patients with life-limiting conditions like cancer, heart failure and lung disease – and their families. -  Raise £135 in sponsorship and you could pay for a hospice nurse for a day. For more details and to sign up, visit www.sueryder.org/ WalkToRemember

Warm Willows Welcome for Bourne Mayor and Mayoress The Willows Care Home in Rippingale hosted a very successful and hugely enjoyable afternoon on Saturday, January 27th. The residents loved spending time with their honorary guests, Mayor and Mayoress of Bourne, Paul and Judi Fellows, and listening to the live songs and music by Nick Glover.

Bourne Rugby Riding High

Bourne Rugby Club have created history by securing a place in the RFU Midlands Vase Final for the first time in their thirty-year existence. The match will be held at Bourne Rugby Club, Milking Nook Drove, on Saturday March 17th, kicking off at 3pm. The winners of the Final progress to play the winners of the North in the national semi-final and whoever takes the spoils that day would then face the winners of the South v London in the national final at Twickenham. Club Chairman, Ted Thornburn, commented, “Success at the top end of the club is a brilliant advert and the hope is that we can use this to continue to strengthen other areas like the minis, the midis and the ladies section.”  Why not make the short journey and support your local team on the big day?

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Four Seasons - Quality Conservatories for the Whole Year Round Whether you are looking to build a new conservatory or just to refurbish an existing one, you will want it to be an ‘all year round’ feature, not somewhere that is so cold and unpleasant for several months of the year! The roof you choose to invest in is the crucial factor and, just as its name suggests, Four Seasons Window Solutions can provide you with the all year round solution. Based in Bourne, Four Seasons Window Solutions is managed by Brian Dodd who has been in the conservatory business for over twenty-four years. Since it began operating three years ago, Four Seasons has seen business boom, as a result of the popularity of the Equinox tiled roof systems which their skilled and experienced fitters have been installing. These innovative, multi-layered roofs are Certass-approved, and bring a host of features and benefits to make the room warm in winter, and cool in summer. They offer high energy efficiency (0.15 ‘U’ value); they are fully insulated with a plastered interior finish; they include integral down lighting; and they also provide soundproofing benefits to reduce weather noise. They also come in a variety of colour options and textures, creating a stylish vaulted finish to produce a much more attractive appearance than a flat roof. 28 38

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The installation process is very efficient too, with it usually being assembled and rain-tight within just one working day, followed by another day’s work to create the ceiling and lighting. The systems are building-control-approved and conform to the heat loss prevention requirements of Building Regulations. They also come with a ten year guarantee, underwritten by the C.P.A. (Consumer Protection Association), which is transferable to new owners if you move house. To finish off your new room, blinds and curtains can be made to measure in a wide variety of fabrics and styles. Four Seasons also install a wide range of ‘A’ energy rated UPVC and aluminium windows, doors and conservatories, made by Choices, including manual and electric garage doors, as well as guttering, cladding and fascias. A free estimate and free design service is available and quotes are valid for a full twelve months, so call today to arrange a convenient appointment. There is usually a four to five week wait for an installation, depending on weather conditions. Four Seasons Window Solutions Design House, Meadow Drove Farm, Bourne PE10 0AL Tel: 01778 394440 info@fourseasonswindowsolutions.co.uk www.fourseasonswindowsolutions.co.uk

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School News New Fitness and Activity Trail for Morton Church of England Primary School The Rev. Lynda Pugh, the outgoing (retiring) incumbent priest of the Ringstone in Aveland Group of Parishes, officially opened the new Fitness and Activity Trail at Morton Church of England Primary School. This new £25,000 trail incorporates a running track with solar panel timer, universal climbing adventure trail, fitness trail and woodland climber. It was partly funded by the National Lottery Awards for All and complemented by awards from the School PTA and the Tesco Bags for Help grant. This amazing new facility was designed in part by the children who requested many of the elements that have been woven into the design. The children have relished the opportunity to spring, slide, run, climb and balance their way over all of the new trails. Mr Trafford, head teacher, said, “We are really excited about our new fitness and activity trail. Our generous grants have allowed us to install the equipment to benefit the children. As a “Healthy School”, children are active throughout the day both inside and out, and this new facility adds a new dimension to playtime. We would like to thank all those who have helped support our PTA and the grant application process.”

Langtoft Primary School Langtoft Primary School celebrated their eleventh annual ‘Langtoft’s Got Talent’ on Friday February 9th. The popular event is now firmly established as a favourite in the school calendar.  Children from all over the school can apply to ‘audition’ their act to the school’s judges, early on in Term 3.  Rehearsals then take place for children wishing to take part in a variety of acts, such as dancing, singing, instrument playing, comedy and magic.  This year, pupils as young as four years old were taking part. Mrs Leadbeater, (School Administrator/Talent Night Organiser), says that the night is such a special occasion for the children as it improves their self-confidence and social awareness, with the event having such a great community feel, with up to two hundred people watching on the night, and everyone supporting all the children involved.  There is a special treat at the end of the evening, with staff members putting on their own show!  Each year sees new children wanting to join in, with an exciting buzz around the school in the weeks leading up to the show. The event raises over £1000 each year.

Thurlby Community Primary School Dinosaurs were brought back to life at Thurlby Primary School during a very informative day, provided through “The Education Group”, one of the leading providers of primary school workshops. Children spent the day excavating fossils and

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learning about the carnivores, herbivores, sea life and plant life of prehistoric times. The day ended with a whole school assembly visit from an animatronic dinosaur and this provided a very exciting end to a highly motivational event.

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School News Bourne Abbey primary school Great Fire of London WOW! What an explosive end to Year 2’s fascinating topic, The Great Fire of London, at Bourne Abbey C of E Primary Academy! On the last day of term, fire fighters from Bourne Fire and Rescue brought their shiny red fire engine onto the Key Stage 2 playground and set fire to the Great Fire of London houses that the children had made! The children all watched in amazement as the firefighters set their houses ablaze with just a few sparks.

Just like in the Year 2 assembly about The Great Fire of London, it only took one spark to set the fire alight and, as the wind took hold, the glowing orange flames began to jump from house to house! In no time at all, the fire was raging through the houses—just as it did back in 1666. When the fire fighter started to put out the roaring fire with his hose, all of Year 2 let out a loud cheer! Hooray! The fire died down, until all that was left of their houses was a pile of ash and dust! The children and staff in Year 2 would like to thank the fire crew at Bourne Fire and Rescue for taking the time to help enhance the children’s learning of The Great Fire of London. They really did end their topic with a bang! Mrs Sarah Smith, Year 2 class teacher, said, “We have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about The Great Fire of London and this experience was the perfect ending to our topic.”

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Over recent weeks, the staff and children of both Bourne Elsea Park Church of England Primary Academy and Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy have been joined by their School Governors to find out all about how their recent purchase of iPads has positively impacted on learning. It’s safe to say - they definitely have!

Bourne Westfield was delighted to welcome Chris Lee and Louise Welch from Outspoken Training to deliver Bikeability Balance to children in the Reception classes.

From children taking digital photos to augmented reality apps used to support writing, from Comic Life texts to open world exploration opportunities, such as Epic Citadel and tools to support children with specific learning needs, the Governors were amazed by the opportunities the iPads present, not just as a learning resource to support computing, but as a tool that fires imagination and enriches learning in its purest form across the entire curriculum. These were thoroughly enjoyable mornings with children, staff and Governors all engaging and sharing learning throughout the school, and everyone is looking forward to future opportunities to do the same. m a rch 2 0 18

Bikeability Balance (balance bike training) is targeted at Early Years Foundation Stage and is suitable for both nonriders and children who have already learnt to ride a pedal bicycle. The training takes place over four days and each group of twelve children receives forty-five minutes of training each day. The hope is that this will embed cycling into everyday life for children from a young age, whilst tackling some of the barriers to cycling. The bikes and helmets for the training are all provided. Bourne Westfield’s assistant headteacher commented, “The children have all been talking about having a turn on the bikes and have been excited to take part. It has been brilliant to take part in this scheme and enhance the children’s physical development and have a positive impact on their learning in all areas of the curriculum.” 

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Successful Past and an Impressive Future One of the principal workplaces in Bourne, with now almost five hundred people on its payroll, Johnsons Bourne Textile Services continues the success story from the last century, with its relocation in the town, massive expansion on the new Tunnel Bank site, and a service provision covering vast swathes of the United Kingdom. I recently caught up with Site Operations Director, (and one-time “Bourne Laundry storeman” on the original Manning Road site), Richard Clark.


He outlined the fascinating manner in which this family-oriented business progressed from their early servicing of local R.A.F. bases and comprehensive coverage of households in the local area, into the diversification into linenhire to hotels, now on a huge scale. He reminds me though that the local element remains, and the dry-cleaning shop for the general public on Cherry Holt Road is as busy as ever. In the 1970s, Bourne became a franchise of Brooks Textile Services, and by 1986 were delivering up to 100,000 pieces of laundry per week. There were many of us students, back in the day, eager to join on a temporary basis to deliver sheets and towels across much of the East Midlands and out to the coast. We would see how


local families, such as the Strouds, the Deweys and the Dimblebys, (not forgetting the long-standing feature that was David Johnson), were instrumental for decades in keeping “The Laundry” ahead of the field. 1992 saw the introduction of the first night shift, a sure sign that business was booming. Five years on, and the first piece of land on the Tunnel Bank site was purchased, which enabled vehicles to be loaded off-site. It was at the turn of the century though, when the building of a whole new, stateof-art factory began and, by 2013, Phase 3 had been completed, dedicated to servicing Premier Inn establishments. A year later, Bourne became Johnson’s first acquisition in the high volume linen market, which was soon to become the U.K.’s second biggest supplier of hotel linen. Besides Premier Inns, the impressive list of national firms serviced by the company include Radisson Blu, Holiday Inn, Accor and Crowne Plaza Hotels. Operating from their four acre site, and using only four giant washing machines, the Bourne factory is now capable of delivering up to 1.5 million pieces of linen per week. It’s no wonder then that you’ll be spotting the distinctive blue livery of the forty lorries out on the roads, and not just around South Lincolnshire either. An area, from Leeds to London, and from Birmingham to the east coast sees the fleet covering over 200,000 miles per month!


Regarding the future and its employment potential, Richard Clark is eager to stress that the laundry of 2018 is an exciting world, where a range of job opportunities is to be found. No longer to be perceived as just a female world of machine operatives, there are plenty of roles to be filled. These include engineers to maintain the various pieces of machinery, accounts and administration, human resources, management and a sales team to ensure that the future prospects are as bright as they possibly can be!

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Property News

All Those Dates - But Still Time to Move Before Summer! by Philip Bell, Senior Valuer, Newton Fallowell

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o, this is the beginning … spring officially starts on March 20th, but it’s a busy month on all fronts. You will need to raise a glass to St. David, patron saint of Wales on the 1st, then celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th, then buy your mum a card for Mother’s Day on the 11th. It’s back to raising a glass on the 17th, (preferably Guinness), as it’s St. Patrick’s Day, and then you can finally ring in spring, before rolling into Palm Sunday and Good Friday, on the 25th and 30th respectively. Now, if you intend to give all those days your full attention, then that still leaves you twenty-four days to call the leading agent in Bourne, with their

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Your Finances

Pension PAYE Perils

by Paul Ross, Financial Planner at Landmark IFA Ltd

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n a recent podcast, it was stated that hundreds of thousands of people who had used pension freedoms to take lump sums of money had been overtaxed by thousands of pounds. It went on to suggest that the Treasury had a tax windfall of more than a billion pounds in the first two and half years, in non-refunded tax overpayments from money taken through pension freedoms. There was no basis given on how the “windfall” was calculated but, in our view, it seems extremely high and there is good reason to question it. The PAYE systems works well when someone is taking regular income, but where pensions are taken on a one-off or irregular basis, it does often put a strain on the system and it is common for tax to be overpaid. However, even with this tax overpayment, the PAYE system should automatically refund individuals around November time, after the tax year, even if a tax return or claim during the tax year has not been made. So, the chances of not having any overpayments refunded, should be rare. The big question therefore is: how quickly can you get your money back? Unfortunately, the process of making a tax claim during the tax year can be difficult, as there are three

by making a small withdrawal, in preparation for any larger withdrawals that may be made in the future. An accurate tax code can only be provided by HMRC.

different types of form: a P53Z, if a pension has been completely withdrawn and the individual has other PAYE income; a P50Z, if again the pension fund has been completely withdrawn and there is no other PAYE income, or the individual is only in receipt of the State Pension; and a P55, if the pension from which the withdrawal was made continues.

Unfortunately, when an individual does not get the full amount they expect, the delay in getting a refund can have serious consequences, including cases where individuals have lost money when putting deposits on property, and even a situation where an individual was assaulted by a tradesman for not being able to settle his invoice on time. So… are you confused yet?

However, all of these pre-mentioned problems can be potentially removed if the pension provider offers a sophisticated payroll system, and this is something often overlooked when selecting a pension provider. An example includes when a withdrawal is made, and an emergency tax code is used instead of a correct tax code, which leads to an overpayment of tax by the individual; not all payroll systems have the ability to make a refund of the overpayment the following month, even without any extra income being taken.

Pension legislation has changed massively over the past couple of years; amusingly, it has been referred to as “simplification”. There are many ways to take withdrawals and/or income from your pension; there can also be potential for issues with annual and lifetime allowances, not to mention death benefits for your family or other loved ones.

However, this particular problem could be avoided by ensuring that the correct tax code is submitted,

This article was originally published by Neil McGillivray of the James Hay Partnership – www.jameshay.com

Always seek Independent Financial Advice before making any decisions; it may cost you a little initially but may save you much more in the long run!

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The profit made by every Bourne Property Owner over the last 20 years is £564.90 per month.

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he Bourne housing market in 2017 was a little more subdued than 2016 and the signs are that this will continue into 2018. If we look back even further we find that the average Bourne homeowner who bought their property 20 years ago has seen its value rise by more than 192%. This is important, as house prices are a national obsession and tied into the health of the UK economy as a whole. The majority of that historic gain in Bourne property values has come from property market growth, although some of that will have been added by homeowners modernising, extending or developing their home.

have been increased recently and there are harder lending criteria for buy to let mortgages, which means a gradual move in the balance of power in favour of first-time buyers rather than buy-to-let landlords. First time buyers will also be helped by The Chancellor eradicating Stamp Duty for all properties up to £300,000 bought by first-time buyers in the recent budget. We believe the house prices in the Bourne area will increase by a steady 4% over the coming year which means that the average detached house shown on the graph above will increase further from £206,599 to £214,862

To read more about the local property market, head to my property blog page at www.bournepropertyblog. co.uk If you would like to know the current value of your home, head to our website www.hillandclark.co.uk

Taking a look at the different property types in Bourne and the profit made by each type, it makes interesting reading as we can see in the table below. Now it’s certain the Bourne housing market in 2017 was a little more subdued than 2016 and that will continue into 2018. Property ownership is a medium to longterm investment so looking at that long-term time frame; the average Bourne homeowner who bought their property 20 years ago has seen its value rise by more than 192%. Another factor that will affect property prices is my prediction that the balance of power between Bourne buy-to-let landlords and Bourne first-time buyers should tip more towards the local first-time buyers in 2018. The Council of Mortgage Lenders expects the number of buy to let mortgages to drop by 34% from levels seen in 2015. This is because taxes

Average Price Paid in 1998 in Bourne

Average Price Paid in 2018 in Bourne

Average Total Profit in last 20 years in Bourne

Average Profit per Month in Bourne over the last 20 years

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£254,872

£173,337

£722.24

Semi

£66,158

£187,363

£121,205

£505.02

Terraced

£46,467

£151,756

£105,289

£438.70

Apartments

£18,457

£135,394

£116,937

£487.24

Overall Bourne Average

£71,023

£206,599

£135,576

£564.90

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Meltdown and Spectre - Major Flaws in PC Security

by Taff Lovesey, Lites PC

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ou may have heard on the news that two major vulnerabilities have been identified that can allow criminals to steal personal data from your system, even if you are running updated Internet security suites. These two threats are called Meltdown and Spectre. Both vulnerabilities exist at the very core of today’s systems and will be difficult to address as they impact Intel, AMD and other modern processors as well as mobile devices and cloud-based solutions. What is Meltdown? Meltdown allows intrusive programs and applications to access the data being stored or used by other applications. This effectively means that a hacker can read any information being accessed by software on that device, whether this be a computer system or mobile device, such as a tablet or phone. What is Spectre? Spectre poses a similar threat but can be used to ‘trick’ running software into releasing sensitive information. It is harder for criminals to exploit, but also harder to protect against. What systems are impacted? Almost EVERY modern system. Hence the reason why these vulnerabilities are getting a lot of press.

It impacts desktops, laptops, cloud systems, smart phones and tablets. This includes Apple systems. Can I test if my device is vulnerable? Windows users can check if their PC is vulnerable using https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/1304/ security-software/spectre-meltdown-cpu-checker Are the fixes for Meltdown and Spectre? All major manufacturers are working on patches for their software and hardware. There are far too many devices impacted to provide a list here, but Microsoft have already confirmed they have released a Windows 10 update to alleviate the problem and this will be delivered as part of the Windows Update process. Apple have a Meltdown fix for iPhone in version 11.2.2 available via the standard update. What Should I do to Protect My System? As mentioned above, many manufacturers are already taking steps to address these major flaws. Ensure that you are updating your devices and, if you are in doubt, search online for information for your specific device and updates for Meltdown and Spectre. Information updates and fixes are being released, but some older systems may never see this vulnerability addressed.

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Legal Corner

“Legal Spring Cleaning” By Richard Wood – Double & Megson Solictors Now that spring is within sight, it is a good time to review our circumstances. It is always advisable to keep our wills up-to-date, especially if new family members have been born or sadly, where a loved one has died. Sometimes, our income or capital position may change and that should be reviewed, as well as considering if we are affected by the government allowances for residential property in relation to Inheritance Tax. As we get a little older, we should consider whether we need assistance managing our financial affairs by creating a Lasting Power of Attorney. This can allow us to manage finance and property and/or health and welfare. Although we must

decide individually what is best for each of us, this assistance can provide valuable support, especially when feeling less able to get out or manage our affairs. The Lasting Power of Attorney appoints trusted persons to act for us in specified circumstances. If we lose our capacity, it can take longer to resolve matters with higher fees than under the Lasting Power of Attorney option. If a couple are unmarried, they should consider their legal position so that their wishes for one another are protected in the sad event of one of them predeceasing. This can be very important, especially when one of them is not mentioned on the Title Documents/Deeds. A will would allow that couple to protect one another, to limit issues which can affect them when they are unmarried. The Lasting Power of Attorney option can also help to limit risks, if one of them becomes incapable of managing their affairs. We should also check that those holding our pensions and certain life insurances know who we have nominated to benefit from any lump sums as they pass outside of our wills. The same applies for death in service.

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The Potting Shed Hopefully, spring is on its way and the longer daylight hours mean more time to spend at the allotment or on your vegetable patch, preparing beds for new crops. Although we may get some warm days, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the soil will be warm enough for sowing, so be cautious; by the end of the month it should have warmed up, particularly if you have covered the soil in polythene or similar. Although there are plenty of seeds to sow, it is worth keeping an eye on the weather forecast as we can still get some pretty cold weather in March and some heavy frosts. Plant shallots, onion sets and first early potatoes by the end of the month; it is also your last chance to sow garlic. If you want to grow asparagus, now is the time to prepare your bed and plant the crowns by digging a trench 12 inches deep, and add some well-rotted manure, making a 4 inch ridge at the base, and spread the roots of the crown over the ridge, replace the soil, leaving the tips just visible. Water in and add mulch. Don’t forget to leave the asparagus for two years before actually harvesting – it’s well worth the wait! Now is a good time to prepare your beds for later planting, by removing any weeds that have survived the winter or are starting to regrow, raking the soil thoroughly and applying fertilizer. Bean and celery trenches can be started by digging a 2-3ft wide by 1ft deep trench. Keep the weeds at bay and hoe regularly. Don’t forget to feed your over-wintered crops such as onions, kale, spring cabbage - use blood, fish and bone meal, chicken manure or seaweed-based organic

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Discovering . . . The Hull evacuees

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ne of the exemplary patriotic acts by the people of Bourne during the Second World War of 1939-45 was in giving homes to hundreds of children who were sent here from sensitive areas of Britain which were likely to be bombed by enemy aircraft. Over 1½ million boys and girls were moved to safe places by road, rail and sea with gas masks, baggage, identity labels tied to their clothing and a supply of food for the journey. It was a step into the unknown for all of them and many were terrified at being away from their families for the first time. Among those cities that were evacuated was Hull, the east coast fishing port where British shipping was a regular target for enemy planes, and so the children were found temporary homes at towns and villages inland, including here in Bourne. The billeting arrangements here were organised by the late Mrs Kate Cooke, chairman of the WVS [Women’s Voluntary Service], who was subsequently awarded the MBE for her community service. She checked on the available homes with her band of helpers and although many of the children were anxious, lonely and homesick, all were soon found suitable places with welcoming families.

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More evacuees arrived at regular intervals over the next three years and a total of 900 children from the Hull area were eventually relocated to the Bourne area during these troublesome times. Once they had settled in, the boys and girls began participating in the life of the town, most of them attending the council school in Abbey Road [now the Abbey Primary Academy] where accommodation was limited and so the overflow went to the Baptist Church in West Street where temporary classroom space was arranged by Kesteven County Education Authority. The evacuees remained until the war ended in the summer of 1945 although it was several months before arrangements could be made to send them all home. Few forgot the experience, among them the late Dennis Staff who was billeted with a family in Hereward Street. He later emigrated to Canada where he had a distinguished naval career and before he died in 2015, aged 82, he wrote to me saying: “I have the deepest gratitude for your town where the people willingly opened their homes to dozens of strange children who were frightened and afraid but it was an enlightening experience that gave me confidence and determination for the future.” Archive photo of evacuees in the playground of the Abbey Road school in 1943.

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abbits have traditionally been children’s pets but, as many people have discovered, they are often better suited as adult pets. They are very inquisitive animals and much more intelligent than most people realise. It is now being understood that it is not enough for a rabbit to be kept in small solitary situations. They need a windproof and waterproof area of shelter, with an outdoor space as large as possible, that has plenty of interesting things in it. Some people allow their rabbits to roam the whole garden, but this can have problems if cats hunt them. Also, care must be taken with possible poisonous plants. Some rabbits are kept in the house and can easily be toilet-trained. Great care

needs to be taken though with electrical wires, as rabbits love to chew them. If kept indoors, they still need plenty of outside sunlight to ensure adequate vitamin D levels. Correct feeding is vital for a rabbit’s health. Poor diets and limited access to sunlight can result in loose teeth and abscesses, digestive problems, poor coat and obesity. Rabbits have teeth and a digestive tract very similar to horses. Their caecum, (equivalent to our appendix), is large and full of bacteria that digest their plant diet, and they have to eat almost constantly to maintain proper digestion; this food needs to be mainly grass and hay, (ideally a variety of different grasses and other plants). Limited amounts of rabbit mix and vegetables can be given, but great care must be taken to not over-feed these. Too much grain will result in obesity. It is also very important to vaccinate rabbits, as there are two diseases that we see regularly, myxomatosis and V.H.D. (viral haemorrhagic disease). Myxomatosis causes the swollen eyes that are commonly seen in wild rabbits, and causes severe pneumonia that usually results in death after two weeks. This disease is spread via rabbit fleas and possibly some of the newer continental midges. V.H.D. causes a rapid death and often the rabbit is just found dead, although occasionally it may live for a couple of days. There is an effective combined vaccination against both these diseases. Lastly, it is very important that a rabbit is given plenty of attention; they are very intelligent and need a lot of interaction, and ideally they should be kept in pairs. Males in particular will need neutering; two entire males kept together will often fight, which neutering will usually stop. The male rabbit will also need neutering if kept with a female, as they do tend to breed like ‌!

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– Delivering to Bourne and the Surrounding Villages Blanche from Oscar Pet Foods is celebrating the two year anniversary of running her pet food delivery service to Bourne and the surrounding villages. She has recently passed her C.O.A.P.E (Association of Applied Pet Behaviourists and Trainers) course in animal nutrition, so can give informed help and advice on what is the best food for your pet’s age and lifestyle. Oscar pet food has been made in Britain for over twenty years, with top quality meat and fish, fit for human consumption, and free from artificial flavours, colours and preservatives. They cater for all the life stages, from puppies to senior dogs, including gluten-free and grain-free foods, and a fantastic basic diet. Top quality treats to compliment the foods are available, as there is little point in feeding a glutenfree food if the treats don’t compliment that food. Blanche comments, “It has been a fantastic two years, meeting pets and their owners, delivering what I believe

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Events - March 2018 4th - Quiz Night at the Masons Arms, £1 entry, the jackpot is standing at £290, if it’s not already been won!

5th - It’s the Big Pamper Market : 10am-1pm: Come and get yourself pampered at Elsea Park Community Centre. Free parking.

7th - An evening of Mediumship to be held at Bourne

Spiritualist Church, 19a North Street, Bourne PE1O 9AE, with speaker John Ennis: £5 entrance to include free raffle ticket. 7-30pm start - everyone welcome.

7th - Nene and Welland Oddfellows meeting at Waterside Garden Centre: meet at 11.30am in the coffee shop for refreshments then enjoy a walk with friends round the centre - contact Karen 01778 342006.

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.

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 10am12noon. If you need support, help or advice, volunteers are on hand to assist. All welcome-young or old.

11th - What better place to

wildlife within and outside Lincolnshire. £1-50 donation, children free. Refreshments available. Visit the website at www.lincstrust.org.uk.

17th - Burghley House and Gardens re-open. The private south gardens, which offer magnificent displays of narcissi and spring bulbs, will be open from today until April 8th from 11am – 4pm. For further details, visit www. burghleyhouse.co.uk. 17th - Murder Mystery Evening in Langtoft Village Hall. Doors open 7.30 pm - performance commences at 8.00 pm: tickets £5.00, to include a Ploughman’s Supper, from Langtoft Village Shop or contact Yvonne McCulloch on 07507 325065. Please bring your own drinks. 17th - The Hardy Plant Society will be meeting at 2-30pm

at Swines Meadow Farm Nursery, 47 Towngate East, Market Deeping, PE6 8LQ. This month’s talk, by Lou Nicholls, will be entitled, ‘The Ornamental Garden through the Seasons:’ visitors welcome. Entry £4. For further details, contact Angie, 01733 222367, janda.salix@gmail.com.

18th - Quiz Night at the Masons Arms, £1 entry, the jackpot is standing at £295, if it’s not already been won!

spend Mother’s Day than at Easton Walled Gardens? The spring bulbs in the cedar meadow will be starting to flower, and you might still catch the last of the snowdrops. Explore 12 acres of relaxing, inspiring gardens and then stop off at the tea room for a light lunch or cream tea. Special saver tickets: entrance and tea for two. You’re also welcome to bring a picnic if the weather is fair! For more details visit www.visiteaston.co.uk.

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

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

Barbara Meyer whose talk is entitled “Different Wildlife Conservation Approaches.” Starting at 2-15pm at Bourne Corn Exchange: admission £1. Raffle and refreshments: all welcome. If you wish to know more, ring 0845 519 1385.

24th - Bourne Town Bowls

Club has an open meeting at the Bowls Pavilion in Coggles Causeway, from 10.00am to 11.30am: an introduction to the new season. Open to all members and those new to bowling. Further details from Mike Northen 01778 423353.

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.

25th - Table Top Sale and coffee morning, in aid of NSPCC

16th - Lincs Wildlife Trust meeting, 7-30pm at Bourne Methodist Church Hall, with speaker Geoff Lee. Geoff is a regular and popular speaker to the Trust’s area groups. Now retired from over 40 years’ teaching Biology, he spends a lot of his time on photography, as he watches and studies

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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. the East of England Showground, Oundle Rd, Peterborough, PE2 6XE. For full details, visit www.britevents.com.

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Spring Concert Mass in D major (Opus 86), Antonin Dvorak European Sacred Music, including music by Bruckner, Franck, Mozart & Rossini Musical Director: Stephen Buckman Accompanist: David Scoffield

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Events are brought to you by Hilary Bloomer. To send in your events please contact her via hilary@discoveringmagazines.co.uk or phone 01778 421427 / 07837 499061

27th - Friends of Bourne Wood present a talk by

Aiden Neary on the “Love Lincs Plants” project which is preserving Lincolnshire’s heritage of plants: come along and find out more and how you can help! 7-30pm at Bourne Methodist Church Hall. £2 admission. Tea, coffee, biscuits and a raffle.

29th - Bourne and District Flower Club’s March

meeting is a demonstration by Dulcie Lofting with her theme, “Renaissance:” 7.30p.m. at the Darby and Joan Hall, South Street, Bourne. Members and visitors welcome.

31st - Easter Coffee Morning 10.00am-12noon at The

Salvation Army, Manning Road, Bourne. Bacon butties, toasties, hot cross buns, cakes. etc. coffee and tea, sales tables with lots of new things. A morning to meet up with your friends.

31st - Thurlby PTFA,

Easter Hunt, 2pm till 4pm (last start time 3.30), £3.00 per person. Lawrance Park Hall. Please come and join us for a hunt around the village to solve the clues and claim your chocolate prize. We will be serving refreshments and cakes.

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9th - Sale and Fashion Show Extravaganza at Bourne

Youth Centre, starting at 7pm. The Rotary Club of Bourne St Peter, in conjunction with Lincs Fashions Chainstore Clothing Clearance, present bargain clothes for all seasons, including Per Una, Next, White Stuff and many more. Tickets £5 from Jackie 07551 010080 or Sue 07506 502922.

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.   70

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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. • Last Sunday of the month. Craft & Pamper Market 10-1. Elsea Community Centre PE10 0US. Free admission and free parking

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Gigs and Musical Events - March 2018 1st - Jazz at The Toft House Hotel at 8 00 pm. Stamford Jazz

Music Society presents The Toft House All Stars. Guests include Gary Wood on trumpet, (Richard Leaches 7 Stars of Jazz), Julian Marc Stringle on clarinet/saxophone, (Digby Fairweather’s Half Dozen), Roy Williams on trombone , (Alex Welch Jazz Band) and Bill Coleman on bass, (Kenny Ball’s Jazzmen). 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 - Live at the Masons Arms, Bourne - “Afterlife” tonight at 9pm.

17th - St Patrick’s night with Pennyless at the Five Horseshoes,

Barholm near Stamford 8.30pm.

17th - Another return visitor, Neil Evans – lots of banter, jokes and ’60s/ ’70s hits , 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. 17th - Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with Nick Glover singing at the

Masons Arms tonight at 9pm.

3rd - Rock, Pop and boogie with Cuttin Loose at the Masons Arms, Bourne tonight at 9pm.

17th - Singing Day at Stamford Arts Centre: “Singing from the Soles of Your Feet” led by Rowena Whitehead. From jazz to folk to gospel, traditional and contemporary, all taught in a relaxed and inclusive style guaranteed to leave you feeling relaxed and uplifted. £16 (£14) www.stamfordartscentre.com.

3rd - A return visit from Shaun James , at the Royal British

19th - Haconby Hare Tune Session, 8pm at the Hare and

Legion, Bourne, “The Time Machine” – hits from the ’60s to the present day: Start time 9 pm but open from 7pm, early arrival is advised. Phone 01778 421775 for more details: Members £1 entrance. Non-members welcome £2.

3rd - Live Country Music evening at Masonic Centre Hall, 1-2 Roman Bank, Bourne, Lincs PE10 9LQ. 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. 4th - Relax with a drink and maybe a bite to eat whilst listening to Pennyless at Mama Liz’s, Stamford - 4-6pm - free.

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

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

6th - The Masons Folk & Acoustic Club: singers & 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 ever-popular Mark Bishop tonight at the Masons Arms, Bourne : 9pm start.

10th - Son of a Gun at the Masons Arms : 9pm start. 11th - Haconby Unplugged, Singaround song session at the

Hare and Hounds, West Road, Haconby, Bourne. 8pm start. For further details, phone 01778 425422.

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

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Hounds, 2 West Road, Haconby, (3 miles north of Bourne), hosted by Pete Shaw & friends (some music available if you contact in advance) - 01778 571563 or pete@peteshaw.co.uk To book a 6pm meal with the pub before the session, phone 01778 570521.

22nd - Open Mic, Acoustic Café, at John Clare Cottage

cafe, Woodgate, Peterborough, PE6 7ED: 6.30 for 7pm start. Organiser: Rev. Dave Maylor (blues guitar) - details 01733 253330.

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

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

30th - Popular local band Revolver playing rock and Indie

anthems at the Masons Arms, Bourne: 9pm.

31st – Well-known singer and firm favourite, from Bourne,

Mick Major , 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.

31st- Jazz at The Toft House Hotel, at 8 00 pm. Stamford Jazz

Music Society presents The Toft House All Stars. Guests include Alan Gresty on trumpet, (Alan Gresty/Brian White Ragtimers), Roger Myerscough on clarinet/saxophone, (Phil Mason’s All Stars), Rob Pearce on trombone, (The Mardi Gras Jazz Band) and Bill Coleman on bass (Kenny Ball’s Jazzmen). Admission £10, booking advisable, 01778 590335.

31st - Splinter Group tonight at the Masons Arms, Bourne: 9pm start.

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“Concern for Welfare” Calls by Sergeant 600 Rachel Blackwell

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ast month’s piece focused on the demand created by calls relating to social media. This month, we look at the types of incident that we get called to on a daily basis, relating to concern for a relative or friend who hasn’t been heard from for a while. During December and January, in the Bourne/Stamford area alone, there were 117 calls to the police to deal with “concern for welfare” situations. In many cases, it was entirely appropriate that the police were deployed to resolve the situation. This might be because the report was that a loved one with Alzheimer’s had gone missing, or a person threatening suicide was needing police intervention to help. However, in the majority of cases, a police officer or officers were deployed to reports which were almost entirely medical in nature, or a person not answering their telephone! Examples included: • “I’m concerned about my elderly mother with dementia, but I’ve been drinking so can’t go round to check on her welfare”. It was established that the elderly lady had just switched off her phone. • “My neighbour has gone to bed with all the windows wide open, and no lights are on”. Caller doesn’t want to go around on her own, for fear of startling the occupant. Police establish that the occupant had simply forgotten to secure the house before going to bed.

• Caller has fallen out of his chair. Caller did not want to ring an ambulance due to them being overworked – wants a police officer to pop in and pick him up. And the list goes on. Whilst the intention is NOT to discourage callers who genuinely feel that their loved one/neighbour is at risk, there are simple steps that most callers could take which might resolve the problem, without resorting to police attendance. If you live a distance away from your loved one, could you identify a neighbour or friend close by who could check on them, or have possession of a key that would allow them to go in and check in an emergency? Do you have your neighbour’s phone number to ring and check on them if you don’t feel confident to go over and investigate why their windows are open late at night? Do you know your neighbour and what support they have from family? Could you take details of who to call in an emergency if you know that their son/daughter lives far away? If they have a regular carer, could you find out their details so that you can call if you become worried about them? We hope to see more calls resolved by residents having a simple plan in place, should they become ill, which means that callers don’t have to resort to calling the police.

You can follow the Bourne Policing Team on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bournenpt or on Twitter at @BourneBboroNPT Bourne Police Station, West Road, Bourne, PE10 9PD 78

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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

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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 • 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

D

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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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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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ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS

SHIRT SERVICE

DRY CLEANING

CALL FOR DETAILS

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SPECIALISTS IN SUEDE, LEATHER & RUG CLEANING

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ONLY £30 WITH THIS VOUCHER

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CHERRY HOLT ROAD | BOURNE | LINCOLNSHIRE PE10 9LA

T: 01778 420904

W: bournegroup.co.uk

Open: Monday to Friday 8am-5pm | Saturday 8am-12noon


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