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Introduction

Welcome to Your October Issue.

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

Claire x

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4................ Health – Back pain and children 8................ The Empire Gym – progress report 12.............. Starting at Nursery 14.............. Recipe of the Month 16 ............. Seasonal delights – Vine House Farm 20-21...... Community Matters 32............. “Perfect for the Home”, Bourne 34............. The Technology Site 38............. Your finances

How fabulous to have seen local heroes, Deeping Rangers, put up such a brave show in the F.A. Cup recently, bowing out narrowly to Kidderminster Harriers, and the whole match beamed out to a national and of course, international audience, from our computer screens. What next? Just imagine enjoying the Raft Race, (or dare I even risk suggesting …Posh in the play-off final at Wembley?) on our tablet next year, as we sun ourselves on Bondi Beach? Don’t forget: “Spring forward, Fall back”, as we lose the hour on Sunday October 29th. On the subject of reminders, the old, “round pound” coin will cease to be legal tender after October 15th, which leads us seamlessly into comedian Ken Cheng’s one-liner, which has been named funniest joke of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival: “I’m not a fan of the new pound coin, but then again, I hate all change.” Enjoy the read!

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Highlights

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43............. Travel – Oman 44............. Discovering … a learned clergyman 46-47..... Events and Gigs Guide 48-49.... Spotlight on Schools

– William Hildyard Forest School

50............. The Puzzle Page 52............. Words from the Mayor

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54............. The Motoring Column 56-57..... Top Dog of 2017 Competition 58............. Pets and Vets – “I love my dog …” 60............. Classified Business Directory 62............. In the Hot Seat – Colin Hayward

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Health

Back Pain and Children by Philip Hakim

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s a new term and, for some, a brand new school, is now with us, here are some thoughts to help minimise the risk of your child getting back pain.

Good school bags Children are often required to carry bags full of books, PE kits, musical instruments and other equipment to and from school. Parents should invest in a good quality back pack that the child should wear across both shoulders, ideally with a strap across the chest to keep the load close to their body, (however ‘un-cool’!) Packing the bag with the heaviest items closest to child’s body will help. Limit screen time Looking down to use smart phones, tablets and laptops for an extended period is a “necessary evil” today, but it can pull the back and neck into unnatural postures resulting in pain. Trying to limit the time spent using mobile devices and encouraging regular breaks and time behind a properly set up desk based computer, may help to avoid problems. For laptops, consider purchasing a support that elevates the screen to a height that allows the child to sit up straight with their eyes at screen level. Working whilst sat across a bed propped up by the wall is a definite non-starter. Regular exercise A sedentary lifestyle is known to contribute to the risk of developing back pain, as well as contributing to obesity. Regular physical activity helps to keep the core muscles that support the spine strong and maintain flexibility, which will help to avoid back pain. Encourage lots of active play, such as walking, running, swimming and cycling to keep your child fit and healthy. The right bed and pillow Good quality sleep is vital for both physical and mental development. Having a good sized comfortable bed with a suitable mattress for their weight is really important. Pillows should support the head without lifting it too high, so the spine stays aligned. One pillow is usually sufficient for sleeping on your back and two if you prefer your side. Osteopathic Treatment for your child’s back pain Your child’s back pain may benefit from osteopathic treatment. Using gentle manual therapy, an osteopath will help to resolve any stresses and strains that are affecting their body and relieve their pain. They can also provide lifestyle advice that may help to prevent the problem from recurring. For further information, please feel free to contact the practice to speak to one of our osteopaths.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Empire Gym “Three Month Challenge” - Progress report by Steve Weston

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ur Empire Gym “three month challengers” have each commenced their programmes, having undergone preliminary testing to establish the values of their five components of fitness. Claire Hadley and Julie Sallis have been training at Empire Gym a minimum of three times a week through September, and have completed regular weekly personal training sessions with our resident personal trainers, Matt and Dave Weston. Sarah Asplin started her programme late in September, due to annual holiday commitments. Each lady has been provided with dietary advice in the form of daily recommended percentages of the three macro nutrients, (protein, carbohydrate and fat), and now understands the calorific value per gram for each macro

nutrient. All challengers now appreciate the difference between simple and complex carbohydrates, the benefits of protein, and the importance of fat in the diet. Furthermore, they understand the energy equation which simply states that, to maintain body weight, daily calories consumed must never exceed daily calories burned. If you are looking to lose weight, then your energy output must exceed your energy input. We each require a daily energy input to simply exist, and the level of energy required varies per person, dependent upon our individual Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). Any additional activity we undertake requires further energy input which can be estimated, based upon lifestyle (level of activity). The two values combined equate to our required daily calorie intake. Providing we do not exceed this energy requirement, and maintain our levels of activity, our bodies will not gain weight. Conversely, of course, if we do not consume this level of energy whilst maintaining our activity levels, or if we increase our levels of activity whilst maintaining our energy input, our bodies will lose weight - it really is as simple as that! Your individual BMR can be calculated, and Empire Gym would be happy to provide you with a recommended personal daily calorie intake, if requested. Once you know your estimated daily energy requirements in calories, there is no mystery to adjusting your diet to fit your particular lifestyle. Your level and type of activity will determine the amount of protein, carbohydrate and fat you require to maintain or alter your body shape. So, one solution cannot fit all; we are all different and our individual diets should be balanced according to our lifestyle and training requirements. Those training to improve general health and fitness, with no specific goals or unique physiological needs, probably don’t need a particular nutrition strategy, other than a focus on food quality and quantity, whilst those with very specific fitness goals will need to consider more closely the proportions of protein, carbohydrate and fat intake. Once again, Empire Gym would be pleased to discuss your particular circumstance, and offer advice.

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It is too early to report on the physical (measured) changes of our challengers, but the effect exercise is having on them is clear in the comments from Julia and Claire after their first month of regular training, When asked to describe the effects, Julie responded by saying that she is thoroughly enjoying the experience, although she still finds walking into the gym and getting on with exercise independently a bit daunting, and wonders why she is the only one with a red face! She says she has discovered muscles she had oct obe r 2 0 1 7


Health forgotten, due to them being a little sore on occasion, but the soreness is a reminder that she is working hard, and she is noticing a distinct improvement in stamina. A red face during training is perfectly normal as, during exercise, you breathe faster to maximise the oxygen in your blood, your heart beats faster and small blood vessels (capillaries) widen to deliver more oxygen to muscles; it is this widening of the capillaries that causes the flushing of your skin during exercise. Muscle soreness is normal after unaccustomed or strenuous exercise, and is caused by small-scale damage to muscle fibres during the muscle lengthening stage of exercise. Soreness is felt most strongly twenty-four to seventy-two hours after training, and muscles adapt to prevent this soreness if the exercise is repeated. Claire is frankly amazed at what her body is capable of and, after two weeks, noticed that her skin is clearer, her food tastes so much better, and stress caused by worrying about family caught up in “Hurricane Irma” was relieved a little by attending the gym and taking out her frustration on the gym equipment! In Week Two, Claire felt she had “hit a wall” and really wanted to comfort eat, but managed the situation by talking with friends and pushing herself to exercise, a solution she found to be extremely beneficial. When we exercise, our heart and lungs work harder at circulating blood to deliver oxygen to muscles, and this improved circulation also carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells in the skin. Improved blood flow also helps carry away waste products and helps keep your skin healthy and vibrant, according to Ellen Marmur MD, Associate Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and author of “Simple Skin Beauty”. Most of us don’t eat in balance with our body’s needs and grab food when we can; we live in a world of convenience, and our eating habits follow the same pattern. We should eat to live and when we eat because our body needs sustenance, it is not surprising when the food seems to taste better. Stress causes a release of hormones which increases the heart and breathing rate, a reduction in digestive activity (you don’t feel hungry), and causes a release of glucose from the liver for immediate energy. These effects prepare

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you to fight or flee from the cause of your stress, and it is therefore no surprise that exercising as soon as stress is triggered works in reducing the unpleasant physical and mental effects by reducing the levels of stress hormone and releasing endorphins (feel good hormones). So, the challenge continues and next month we will review the progress in respect of the challengers’ five components of fitness but, in the meantime, why not visit us at Empire Gym and overcome your fear of gym spaces? See you in the gym?

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P.KAI WIN BRONZE AT THE WELLA TRENDVISION AWARDS

P.Kai Hair team salon Style Director, Laura Chadwick, has won bronze in the coveted Wella TrendVision Awards 2017, hosted by Lauren Laverne and Patrick Cameron. The awards are a spectacular platform for true creativity, where upand-coming stylists and colourists are celebrated. Legendary London venue, The Roundhouse in Camden, provided the setting for the annual TrendVison Awards 2017 UK and Ireland Final on September 5th, where more than 700 of the hairdressing industry’s finest gathered for an evening of pure entertainment, creativity and hair fashion. Of her win, Laura, who’s based in the Market Deeping salon, says, “I’m so incredibly proud of winning BRONZE in the Creative Vision category – so happy! I’ve been so overwhelmed by the love and support from the team and I’m so blessed to have such a fantastic group of people in my life.” Kai Wan, owner of the P.Kai Hair group, says, “It was really nice to watch Laura’s journey from when she joined us through to her win at Trend Vision; she’s naturally talented in terms of her artistic vision. She came into hairdressing later in life and she’s been able to spread her wings here creatively. When she entered the awards, she had a really firm concept that didn’t need too much guidance, just a bit of coaching, and she put a lot of her time and money into her look, so to get the result she did is fantastic.” Market Deeping Salon, 10/12 Market Place, Market Deeping, PE6 8EA tel. 01778 300558 Hampton Salon, Unit 5a Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, Hampton, Peterborough P37 8BE tel. 01733 358835 Westgate Salon, 15 The Arcade, Westgate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1PY tel. 01733 358825 10

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Practical Parenting

Starting at Nursery

by Sarah Blyth, Director of Childcare, Chestnut Day Nurseries

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

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

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

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Eat the Season

Double, Double (No Toil or Trouble) Stew! Cast your culinary magic and get your cauldron bubbling with this witchy stew that makes the most of seasonal pumpkins.

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Seasonal Delights with Amy at Vine House Farm AUTUMN HIGHLIGHTS

The seasonal change is well underway & the time has come to once again enjoy the wonderful produce that autumn has to offer. Pumpkins & squashes are a particular highlight with their vibrant colours & interesting patterns. They are delicious roasted, made into soup or even spiralised as a gluten-free alternative to pasta. The spaghetti squash will even take the hard work of spiralising away, as once roasted it will simply turn into spaghetti like strands with the use of a fork.

ENJOY.... APPLES & PEARS English apples & pears not only taste wonderful but buying British also supports our local growers. The season began with Discovery & we now have Gala, Russet & Cox, widely regarded as the finest of all eating apples. We grow our own Conference pears, which have a very sweet & juicy flesh, a real treat.

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

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

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

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

Masks and costumes were worn in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or appease them.

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Deeping Shopping Centre goes quiet in support of Autism Hour 2017 NewRiver, the UK’s largest shopping centre owner, will be supporting The National Autistic Society’s “Autism Hour” from Monday October 2nd. Shops and services across all thirty-three U.K.-wide shopping centres will take sixty minutes to provide shoppers with autism a break from the overload of ‘too much information’.

who suffer from autism, or have a family member who has autism and perhaps finds the busy shopping environment too much. According to the National Autistic Society, 64% of autistic people and their families avoid even going out to the shops, as they can be too loud, glaringly bright and overwhelming for people with autism.

As part of the “Too Much Information Campaign”, the Deeping Shopping Centre will turn down the music and other noise, and dim the lights where possible, in a bid to show support to the millions of shoppers

The Deeping Centre Manager, Dave King said, “We have thirty stores who will be turning off their music and dimming their lights on October 2nd at 12 noon, to show our support to any shoppers who struggle with

the hustle, bustle and noise that a busy shopping centre can generate, to ensure that we give them an allround easier shopping experience.” To find out more about Autism Hour and any other customer initiatives throughout the year, visit www.facebook.com/ DeepingShoppingCentre

Tried and tested professional services – all at the touch of a button IT hardly seems possible that Safe Local Trades is nearing its tenth anniversary, with hundreds of satisfied customers leaving over 9,000 local reviews for our tried and tested traders since it began. Safe Local Trades is an awardwinning community-focused service, aimed at providing consumers with a reliable and professional service each time they search for a tradesperson – making a stand against the rogue traders and cowboy builders.

be able to meet that consumer demand with our new service to cater for this.

The aim is again to provide consumers with professionals, anything from dog groomers to legal firms, who undergo a vetting process, giving you that peace of mind you need when instructing a service.

Following the huge success of Safe Local Trades, demand from non-trade services has led to the establishment of our sister company, Safe Local Services.

What is great about this, as we have seen with Safe Local Trades, is that each service will have its own profile, gallery of images and a chance for consumers to leave their own feedback and review. We have certainly found over the past nine years that consumers trust our recommendations.

Since Safe Local Trades was established in 2008, we have been asked for recommendations on dozens of different services outside the remit of tradesmen and, by end of this year, we will

However, the benefit is twofold, as professions becoming a member of Safe Local Services will benefit from an already trusted and highly respected service, as well as a reputable brand name.

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Gaining the Safe Local Services seal of approval will provide instant consumer confidence and trust in them and their business, and ultimately win more business. Spaces for services will be limited to a “first come, first served” basis, and anyone keen to be featured on Safe Local Services within the PE postcode can register their interest now at https://www.safelocaltrades.com/ safe-local-services/ We will bring you news of the launch and how you can make use of the service in the very near future. oct obe r 2 0 1 7


Barnsdale Celebrates 25 Years with Leading Timeshare Company, RCI Barnsdale Hall Hotel recently celebrated twenty-five years as a worldwide holiday destination with its association with RCI Group, (the world’s largest holiday timeshare company). Barnsdale Country Club affiliated to the RCI Holiday Exchange programme in 1992. Benefiting from a prime location in England’s smallest county, Rutland, and overlooking the beautiful Rutland Water conservation area, it has long been a much-in-demand holiday option for members. Dimitris Manikis, (Vice President,

Business Development, RCI Europe, Middle East and Africa), explains, “At RCI we do everything in our power to ensure the resorts affiliated to our programme provide a quality holiday experience in every way. The staff at Barnsdale have always been 100% behind us in this, having held a top RCI resort quality award for the entire twenty-five years of its operation and affiliation with RCI. For the past fourteen years, Barnsdale has held the RCI Gold Crown quality rating, and it can be very proud of that fantastic achievement”.

Smiling Laura is our Treasure Hunt Winner It has certainly been a summer to remember for Laura Warby from Deeping. The wad of cash flapping in the breeze in her hand is her reward for having been the lucky winner of our August, Seaside Treasure Hunt, competition.

Accompanying photograph: (Left to right) - Peter Moore (Chairman of BOA), Marj Anderson (RCI), Barbara Hodges and Russell Waters (Barnsdale Hall).

The competition proved to be our most popular yet with scores of youngsters dragging parents round the various shops and businesses, in search of the clues. Many thanks to you all for having entered, and to the many businesses whose windows were the focus of so much attention during August.

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

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

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The Potting Shed Other jobs to do include:-

The first frosts will probably appear this month, if we haven’t already experienced any in September, and the last of many of this year’s crops need picking, as they will not survive. Most of the work this month involves clearing the plot, composting the debris (unless it shows signs of disease); the larger the quantity, the better, as this helps the heap to warm up and accelerates the rotting process. Once the plot has been dug over, manure or fertilise and then cover the soil with plastic or weed suppressant for the winter, as this keeps the weeds at bay and, as it keeps the soil relatively warm, planting can start earlier in the spring. There is no need to dig in the manure as it will get drawn down into the soil over the winter months. An alternative to covering the soil is to plant green manure that will overwinter and can be dug in in the spring.

● Remove runner bean canes: if left in the ground, they will easily rot. ● Earth up, or stake (or both), Brussels sprouts and sprouting broccoli plants to prevent strong winds blowing them over. ● Earth up leeks to keep the stems blanched. ● Remove any yellowing leaves from brassicas as leaving them on the ground to rot risks spreading grey mould. ● Cut back Jerusalem artichokes. ● Pick all of the unripe tomatoes and put a few in a bag with a ripe banana –this gives off ethylene gas which speeds up the ripening process.

There are very few crops that can be sown or planted out this month. However,

● Lift and store potatoes in a jute sack – eat any damaged ones first.

● Last chance to transplant spring cabbages –be sure to net them to prevent pigeons eating the young leaves.

● Cure pumpkins and squashes – cut and leave them to dry out in the sun, as this hardens the skins and they will keep for longer.

● Plant garlic if you haven’t already done so. ● Broad beans –early varieties should overwinter.

If you like to use herbs, you could sow a pot of basil seeds and put in a propagator or on a warm windowsill, keeping the soil moist. Parsley and mint can be dug up from an established clump, put in a pot and kept on the windowsill – much cheaper than buying pots from the supermarket!

● Overwintering onion sets. ● Rhubarb can be planted and if you already have rhubarb, it is entering its dormant period and can be divided and replanted any time up until March.

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“Perfect for the Home” – Furniture by Pic ’N’ Pay … and now Curtains! It is now three years since “Pic ’N’ Pay”, Bourne’s very popular furniture store, moved to their new, larger premises on Cherry Holt Road (opposite Branch Bros.), after having already been in business for ten years. “Perfect for the Home” was adopted as the new trading name, but many people still refer to this family business as “Pic ’N’ Pay.” Owners, Sue Rock and husband Dave, with their team of three employees, have continued to build an enviable reputation for “good quality furniture at very competitive prices and a very friendly, helpful staff”. Besides stocking a wide range of all types of bedroom, dining room and lounge furniture and accessories, including rugs, mirrors and cushions, “Perfect for the Home” is also offering high quality bespoke furniture, produced locally to order, to fit the customer’s specifications. What Sue and Dave are particularly excited about right now, however, is to be offering a wide range of top quality, made-tomeasure and ready-made curtains. They see this as the perfect complement to their existing home furniture product range. There is an impressive display of sixty different ready-made curtains, hanging in the showroom, (giving a much clearer

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

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

Startup allows you to view what programs start in the background when Windows fires up (very useful for doing a cleanup – remove anything you don’t need auto-started). Disk Analyzer checks your disk drive and displays the type of files that are using up your storage space. This is handy if you are running low on disk space and not sure why. Duplicate Finder searches your drive for duplicated files. System Restore allows you to manage your Windows-generated Restore points. Drive Wiper will remove data off any selected drive. It can be a simple Windows delete or a more in-depth secure data removal to prevent any data being retrieved. Options: These are the various options and settings associated with CCleaner. I’d recommend leaving these as they are, unless you have a specific need.

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From red telephone boxes to the Yellow Pages – digital and mobile are leading to their demise It helped J.R. Hartley to find his fly fishing book and gave a step up to the little girl seeking a kiss under the mistletoe. But the bulky local business directory, the Yellow Pages, as we know it, is coming to an end, and from next year onwards, it will no longer be published on paper.

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There was a time when no home would want to be without the Yellow Pages, in case of an emergency flooding or that last minute delivery of flowers. But after more than half a century, the directory will continue only in an online format, with the final print run next January. I suppose that the owners, Yell, have recognised that this is a sign of the times, and from the view of Safe Local Trades, our business, brand and reputation have largely been built online, born in an age when websites are our shop window.

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or some years now, the child benefit tax charge for higher earners has had an impact on families, and the implications of this charge aren’t always immediately obvious!

Child benefit can be claimed for all children under the age of 16. The current benefit is £20.70 per week for the first child and £13.70 for each additional child. So for two children, this is currently £1,788 per annum. The tax charge: Where a parent has not requested that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) stop paying child benefit, a tax charge will be levied on the household’s highest earner if their personal taxable income exceeds £50,000 per tax year.  It is interesting to note that, if both you and your partner have an income just below the £50,000 limit, you’ll still continue to receive the full amount of Child Benefit.  How is the extra tax calculated? If you have an income of between £50,000 and £60,000 a year, the amount of extra tax you’ll have to pay will be 1% of the amount of Child Benefit you get for every £100 of your income above £50,000.  So this would mean that, should your income be £55,000, this would lead to a 50% reduction in child benefit - £894 if you have two children.

So what can be done? Well, one possible solution to this could be to make an additional pension contribution. If you follow the above example of someone who earned £55,000, then that individual could make a £5,000 pension contribution. This individual is a higher rate tax payer and so can claim effective tax relief on the payment of £2,000 – the net cost is therefore £3,000. The pension contribution of £5,000 also reduces the net income to £50,000 and so 100% of the Child Benefit will be retained- £894 in the above example. If you follow the example through, a £5,000 pension contribution would receive £2,000 tax relief and £894 returned by way of child benefit, and so the true cost of the £5,000 contribution would be £2,104!!! There are other ways of doing it, including charity contributions. Whatever your circumstances, we believe that advice is essential. So for this, or any other financial matter, please contact our office for a FREE initial discussion.

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Will & Probate Services

The Rise of the Multi-Generational Estate by Nick Ash, Managing Director

The what? – Twelve years ago, I would have hardly ever spoken to a client about a “multi-generational estate”, and today most people would still have no idea what one is. So, let me help: Put simply, if a person lives until they are in their mideighties, it is entirely possible that their children will be in their sixties; they may have grandchildren in their late thirties. Even their great-grandchildren could be teenagers when they die. This means that just passing their wealth to their children might not be the best course of action.

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Oman is known as a soul-satisfying place to visit and offers visitors a chance to experience breath-taking scenery, combined with incredible history and a unique culture. Although Oman offers all the expected modern luxuries, much care has been taken to preserve both the country’s cultural heritage and its unique natural environment. This provides a seamless blend of modern and ancient Arabia. The combination of white sand, desert oases, wadis, rugged mountains and lush green plains, offer an amazing backdrop for any holiday. Whether travellers seek adventure on the mountain peaks, the luxury of a secluded beach resort, or immersion in the sights and sounds of an ancient culture, Oman provides a holiday destination like no other in the region.

Frankincense trees only grow in this part of Oman and the fragrant smell surrounds the city. What to see and do Adventure: A country surrounded by rugged cliffs and sand dunes will certainly please any adventure seekers. Jabel Shams (Mountain of the Sun) stands 3,000 metres above sea level and is ideal for leisurely or extreme activities. A visit to Al Sharqiyah Sands is ideal for 4x4 bashing or sand boarding.

Muscat and Beyond Muscat, the capital of Oman, lies on the Indian Ocean and is known as the heart and soul of Oman. Here you can find the perfect balance of modern and ancient Arabia. Discover a lively city on the coast with resorts, ports, super yachts and the enchanting Muttrah souk encompassed by rugged mountains, forts and palaces.

Nature: Natural beauty is everywhere in Oman, from the wadis (lagoons) to the green mountains. Oman waters are rich in marine life and coral, making diving and snorkelling a top activity. On shore, don’t miss turtle watching season; from July to October visitors can see baby turtles make their first voyage to sea!

Go up north to Musandam, a province which borders Oman from the UAE and the ideal location to retreat from the world and spend quality time in luxury. Take a traditional dhow boat ride along the fjord for views of dramatic coastlines and beautiful scenery, or jump in for some of the world’s best scuba diving.

Culture: Oman is a melting pot of culture, due to its strong historical links with India, Persia, Zanzibar, Portugal and the UK. These influences have made Oman very different from the rest of Arabia and this is evident in all cultural activities and especially the flavoursome food.

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History

Archive photograph of St Guthlac’s Church at Market Deeping, birthplace of Robert Tighe.

Discovering . . . A learned clergyman

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he Deepings do not appear to have produced many famous sons but one man who was born here went on to make his mark in high places yet remains relatively unknown today. The area at that time was mainly agricultural and working families depended on the land for their livelihood but wages were so low that there was barely enough to feed hungry mouths let alone pay for an education, a luxury only enjoyed by the wealthy who could give their sons the advantage of a place at university which was the key to a successful life. Robert Tighe was born at Market Deeping in 1562 to such a family, one of the five children of John and Arabella Tighe, and went to both Oxford and Cambridge universities, a rare achievement, where he studied divinity and read languages before being ordained. In 1598, he became rector of St. Mary’s Church at Chiddingfold, Surrey and of All Hallows, Barking, London, serving both parishes until his death. He was also appointed as archdeacon of Middlesex in 1602, also holding this office for the rest of his life. The most distinguished phase of his career came in 1604 when he was appointed one of the ten members of the First

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Westminster Company which was charged by King James I of England with the work of translating the first 12 books of the King James newly commissioned Bible. The King James Bible, or simply the Authorized Version, is an English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England begun in 1604 and completed in 1611.The King James Version includes the 39 books of the Old Testament, an inter-testamental section containing 14 books of the Apocrypha (most of which correspond to the Vulgate Deuterocanon adhered to by Roman Catholics), and the 27 books of the New Testament. Robert Tighe’s appointment to this distinguished academic group acknowledged his biblical scholarship and knowledge of languages. The task took almost four years but is remembered today whenever Genesis is quoted, by clergymen and congregations, schoolchildren and students as a reminder of the beginning of creation. He died in 1616 at age 54 and was buried in the chancel of his church in Chiddingfold. In his will he left his son, John, the sum of £1,000 per year, an enormous amount at that time, although there is no record of how Robert Tighe acquired such a sizeable amount of money or how his son spent his inheritance. oc t ob e r 2 0 1 7


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What's On

Events - October 2017 1st - end December. An exhibition of paintings by artist Nick

Tearle, entitled “Standing High Out of Shrunken Peat” at John Clare Cottage, Helpston. Nick takes his inspiration from his surrounding agricultural landscape and is particularly drawn to isolated farms and small holdings on the Fens The Cottage is open: Friday, Saturday and Monday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (Last entry to the Cottage 2pm).

1st - 29th - South Lincs Walking Festival: whether you want to roam with Ramblers, have an adventure with your kids, get snapping on a photography foray or take your dog out for a guided ‘walkies’, there’s something for everyone. The walks will take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, so that those who work, or want to involve the family, don’t miss out. For more information, please visit www.southlincswalking.com. 4th - West Deeping Heritage Group’s October meeting

is entitled, “Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest.” Local historian, Joyce Stephenson takes us on an 800-yearjourney in time, linking Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest with the 21st century. Present day St Albans, Bury St Edmunds, Runnymede and Lincoln, along with our forests and woodlands, tell a story of the two hugely important historical documents. 7 for 7.30 pm at the Village Hall, King St, West Deeping.  Entry £2.50. All welcome. Contact 01778 344768 orwdheritage@hotmail.co.uk.

4th - Learn English team clog dancing (men & women):

Crosskey Clog is looking for new recruits, whether to dance or to play. Practices are at the Village Hall, Guntons Rd, Newborough, Peterborough, PE6 7RT from 8pm to 10pm every Wednesday, September to April, and they dance out, from time to time in the summer. For more information, ring 01778 393507.

7th - Bourne Wellbeing Event at Wake House, North Street,

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

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

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

12th - Deepings Heritage present a talk by Janice Moulds,

entitled “Life on a 17th Century Estate”, starting at 7.30pm in the Conference Centre, Deepings School. Everyone welcome.  £2 for non-members.

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

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

17th - Deepings Flower Club will be welcoming the return of Wendy Goodliff from Spalding with a floral demonstration, entitled, “It’s all in a Game.” Wendy always provides an enjoyable evening and the club would like to invite nonmembers to come along and watch Wendy create eye catching arrangements. Priory Church Hall, Deeping St James, 7pm for 7.30pm, Raffle of all the arrangements. Enquiries Sue Lee 01778 560 362. 21st - This month’s Hardy Plant Society meeting takes place

at Swines Meadow Farm Nursery, 47 Towngate East, Market Deeping, PE6 8LQ at 2.30pm. The speaker is Joe Sharman, whose talk is entitled, “The Flowers of Menorca.” Visitors welcome, £4. Angie, 01733 222367, janda.salix@gmail.com.

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

22nd - Charity Craft Dabble Day, in aid of Sue Ryder Care,

Thorpe Hall Hospice, at Market Deeping Community Centre, Douglas Road from 10am-3pm. Entry £6 to try 3 crafts, £10 to try 6, (accompanied children £4). Refreshments and raffle.

25th - Deepings Camera Club , from 7-30pm – 9-30pm at

Deepings Community Centre, Douglas Road, Market Deeping, PE6 8PA, welcomes Malcolm Sales with a talk entitled “Smart Phone Photography.” All interested in photography are most welcome.

their meeting at the Masonic Hall, New Row, Deeping St James, as the regular venue is having some repair work. Doors open at 10 am for a 10.30 start and the speaker is Mike Harrison who will be talking about Tolethorpe Hall and The Stamford Shakespeare Company. Visitors are welcome to this meeting, please phone Anne Winstone for further information 01778 344003.

28th - Between 15 and 20 artists from a variety of groups, including U3A, will be working on their projects, from first sketch to the final pieces at Bourne Abbey Church Hall, from 10a.m.to 4pm. Many subjects will be covered, using a variety of media, techniques, and featuring large works of a surprising nature: visitors will find it fascinating, being so close to the creative process. We can promise visitors a day to remember! Admission: £1 adults, accompanied children free. Refreshments are available. Proceeds to Bourne Abbey.

11th - Deepings Camera Club , from 7-30pm – 9-30pm at

30th – Hallowe’en Bingo at Langtoft Village Hall 7.30 p.m. 

10th - Please note that the Deepings Coffee Club are holding

Deepings Community Centre, Douglas Road, Market Deeping, PE6 8PA, welcomes Trevor Rudkin, with a talk entitled “Thinking in Projects.” All interested in photography are most welcome.

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Gigs and Musical Events - October 2017 3rd - Open Mic” – folk at the Masons Arms, Bourne, all styles

26th - Fara in concert at the Baston Barn: Four emerging

and abilities, acoustic music. Informal friendly atmosphere, all welcome: 8pm start, free admission, supporting raffle. Contact Dean Hardy on 01778570115 email dean.hardy880@btinternet. com.

musicians at the forefront of today’s Scottish folk scene. Three fiddles and a piano produce a fiery sound, rooted in their upbringing: 8pm - bring your own drinks - The Barn, Main St, Baston, Peterborough. Ring to book 01778 560497.

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

26th - Lawrence’s singaround: acoustic-only songs and music, all styles - 7.30pm at the Red Lion, West Deeping. For further details: 01733 253347.

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

26th - Acoustic Cafe Open Mic session at John Clare Cottage cafe, Woodgate, Peterborough, PE6 7ED: 6.30 for 7pm start. For further details, phone the organiser: Rev.Dave Maylor (blues guitar) 01733 253330. 28th - Popular local modern and Indie rock covers band, “Revolver” at the Deeping Stage – 9pm. 29th - Glasshouse Acoustic at the Key Theatre, Peterborough,

7th - Tonight at the Deeping Stage, local band Miscellaneous

2pm – 5-30 pm at the first floor, Riverside Bar area. A familyfriendly and free afternoon of local acoustic talent from around the region. Today’s line up is: Amy Claire, Benjamin William Pike and Holly and the Boatmen. For more information, visit www. glasshouseacoustic.org.uk

are playing at 9pm.

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

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

Guest DJs every Friday night at the Deeping Stage:9pm start.

Regular Clubs

8th - Enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon, listening to

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

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

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

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- The Steven Frankish Duo will be entertaining you with a variety of covers at the Deeping Stage tonight at 9pm.

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

21st - Quality rock and pop covers band, Baklash are playing at

the Deeping Stage tonight at 9pm.

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

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The Deepings Camera Club meet every Wednesday from September to May at the Market Deeping Community Centre in Douglas Road Market Deeping. Bingo Clubs every Friday and Sunday from 1st September at the Green School Church St Market Deeping doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm, admission £1 and 50p for tea coffee and biscuits. £5 a book, £1 for a flyer and £1per raffle ticket. For more details phone Trisha on 01778 346348 The Rotary Club of The Deepings Part of one of the largest and most influential international humanitarian service organisations in the world ; serving the needs of communities and promoting peace worldwide by initiating thousands of humanitarian projects. Register your interest on our website: http://rotary-ribi.org/clubs/ contact.php?ClubID=413 [1] or email Club Secretary Jenny Spratt, jennyspratt@btinternet.com” Priory Youth Players / Priory Players. Amateur dramatics for ages four years and upwards. We rehearse for pantomime every Monday and Wednesday at the Priory Church Hall, Deeping St.James, from September to January. Acting workshops for teenagers and adults in February and March. Contact Kate Redhead on pypdsj@ gmail.com for details on places - (waiting list may apply) or visit our Facebook page. The Young at Heart Club meets alternate Tuesdays at Coronation Hall, Market Deeping. Programme includes speakers, games, quizzes and trips. Contact Trisha on 01778 346348. Deep In Friends meets alternate Tuesdays at the Priory Church Hall, Deeping St James 2-4pm. Programme includes craft activities, quizzes, games, outings & speakers.

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Market Deeping’s very own Secret Forest! Very few locals will be aware of a unique piece of land hidden away in Market Deeping and all that happens there! It is part of the land owned by William Hildyard Church of England Nursery and Primary School and if you are a regular patron of the biggest supermarket in The Deepings, you will have driven or walked past it many times! This piece of land measuring roughly 100mx 30m is home to hundreds of native trees, plants, small mammals, birds, and insects and is a true haven of nature which goes by the name of “The Forest of Dreams”. The reason “The Forest of Dreams” exists is because 5 years ago, in 2012, an idea was put to the WH school governors to develop this unused, neglected and weedridden piece of land. It needed clearing, securing and planting with over 400 trees so it would be host to a unique innovative project for the school!! (More about that in a minute). Thankfully the Board of Governors agreed! Manpower and machinery for preparing the site for planting was very kindly donated by Burmor Construction, a planting design was very drawn up and donated by Tom Smith Garden Design, and larger trees were donated by families and local businesses such as The Stage, Layton Dry Cleaners and Fusion Interiors. Finally, the 400+ young trees saplings, were then donated by the Woodland Trust as part of their celebration on the Queen’s Jubilee year, allowing the land to be known as a “Jubilee Woodland”. So.. during a week in late November, when the weather ranged from pouring with rain to a heavy frost, every single child attending William Hildyard School had a great time planting all those trees. Not only would it be a woodland and a home for a wide range of wildlife and plants that would later establish themselves there, it

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would be the base for the inspirational, educational practice of Forest School. What is Forest School? Most of you will have seen images on the TV and in magazines of children playing happily in mud, climbing trees, bug hunting, building dens, using tools and penknives as well as lighting fires…! Some of you will have very happy memories of these activities from when you were a child yourself. These activities are now typical in sessions of what is called Forest School which originated in Denmark over 20years ago. Forest School is often talked about as being a place or a type of activity, it is neither of these but an inspirational educational approach, ethos or “way” of helping children connect with and develop a love of the natural world. More specifically, sparking and developing a love for learning. Forest School essentially aims to excite and motivate children by catering for each individual child’s interests and needs, building confidence and independence to ultimately raise the child’s self-esteem. So everyone feels great after a Forest School session! Forest School leaders are specially trained to help

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the children learn in their own way and to assist in developing their interests which means that within each session there will be several different activities taking place all at once. As Forest School takes places all the year round, each session is different. With the Great British seasons providing an ever changing backdrop, there is always something to ignite the children’s enthusiasm. There was only once that high winds and lightning prevented Forest School going ahead! As you can imagine, safety is of prime importance within a Forest School session and teaching children how to risk assess is integral, so they are able to take part in more risky activities. As The Forest is a typical wild space with nettles, thorns, wobbly logs to negotiate, trees to climb and uneven surfaces, the children definitely learn how to look after themselves- those skills which we regularly hear people say are being lost. All activities are linked to the curriculum, and as you can imagine, with the range of activities mentioned earlier and the size of the woodland, having plenty of adults on hand to observe and assist the children when necessary is vital. The children are all briefed of simple do’s and don’ts to keep them safe, the site, all activities and tool use are risk assessed as well as robust safety routines established immediately.

already connected so many of our local children to the joys of the natural world and all the learning opportunities they bring. Hopefully, they will stay with them for a lifetime.

As Forest School has been a resounding success, The Forest School Project was established to oversee and promote Forest School in The Deepings and so far, the younger pupils of neighbouring Market Deeping Community Primary school and Headstart Day Nursery have taken advantage of this unique community resource. “It goes without saying, Forest School has

There are opportunities for other schools and nurseries to take part in Forest School taster days all through the year. All these sessions will be designed to cater across the curriculum as well as being true to the ethos of Forest School. Any enquiries are to be made to Forest School coordinator Liz Blackler via WIlliam Hildyard School office on 01778 343119.

I have seen it’s magic work time and time again. Children have the time ( sessions are a half in length) and space to really discover and develop their interests in a consistently positive environment that it’s impact is obvious in the children’s general demeanour and contagious enthusiasm,” says Liz Blackler, project coordinator and Forest School leader. An exciting development for the Project came in 2015 when a sister site for The Forest of Dreams was created at St.Georges C of E School in a Stamford. Called “The Walk of Wonders”, “it didn’t take long for all the pupils there to take Forest School into their hearts too! It really opens up a whole new way of learning to children.” Liz says. This Autumn will see a celebration of the 5th Anniversary of Forest School at WH, with an Open Day and various activities for the children to take part in and will be held in conjunction with the William Hildyard School’s 50th Anniversary!

WIlliam Hildyard School Godsey Lane, Market Deeping, Peterborough, PE6 8HZ T: 01778 343119 | E: enquiries@williamhildyard.lincs.sch.uk

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A) The Alphabetical Quiz – The Letter R

The idea is that all the answers to the following questions begin with the letter R, and follow each other in alphabetical order, as shown in the first two answers given. 1.

What is a Flemish giant? Answer – Rabbit.

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What red skinned plant of the mustard family is eaten raw in a salad?

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With what type of gun might a police officer fire at you? Answer – Radar.

This ribbon-like fibre is used in the weaving of mats and baskets.

After which British commander in the Crimean War was a type of sleeve named?

6. In which 1988 Oscar-winning film do the characters Charlie and Raymond Babbitt appear? 7.

Which footballing knight is the only one to have managed a World Cup winning soccer team?

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This French composer, only five feet tall, died eighty years ago this year.

8.

Who wrote the book “Swallows and Amazons”?

10. In computing, what does “ROM” stand for? 11. Other than cricket, what sport is played regularly at Lord’s cricket ground?

12. What name is given to a person who is prone to relapsing into criminal behaviour?

B) Train That Brain!

13. What is the most common pub name in the UK? 14. What does a herpetologist study?

15. Which Lionel was once a Commodore?

16. Which acting Dame was both Emma Peel in “The Avengers” and “Olenna Tyrell in “Game of Thrones”? 17. The Copacabana and Ipanema beaches are situated in which city? 18. What is the capital city of Saudi Arabia?

19. Which famous novel was based on the real-life exploits of Alexander Selkirk? 20. Which Shakespeare play inspired the musical “West Side Story”? 21. Mickey Mouse is named after which actor?

22. What name is associated with Fruit Gums and Kit Kat?

23. Who did The Police tell not to “wear that dress so tight”?

24. What is the alcoholic link between Langham and “County”? 25. In which Warwickshire town did William Webb Ellis pick up the football and run with it?

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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. 34

½ of it, x4, +8, 75% of it, +9, halve it, -6, +1/3 of it, -8

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3. 106 +556, x6, + 188, 90% of it, -896, 7/8 of it, +756, + ½ of it, +472 = ? Section B : 1) 28 , 2) 1078, 3) 5344. Section A : 3) Radish, 4) Raffia, 5) (Lord) Raglan, 6) Rain Man, 7) (Sir Alf) Ramsey, 8) (Arthur) Ransome, 9) (Maurice) Ravel, 10) Read-only memory, 11) Real tennis, 12) Recidivist, 13) (The) Red Lion, 14) Reptiles (and amphibians), 15) Richie, 16) (Diana) Rigg, 17) Rio de Janeiro, 18) Riyadh, 19) Robinson Crusoe, 20) Romeo and Juliet, 21) (Mickey) Rooney, 22) Rowntrees, 23) Roxanne, 24) Ruddles, (beer originally brewed in Langham), 25) Rugby.

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THE ROTARY CLUB OF THE DEEPINGS PRESENTS THEIR COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Words from the Mayor of Market Deeping

FEATURING

THE GRIMETHORPE COLLIERY BAND Celebrating their Centenary Year

Councillor Mrs Pauline Redshaw

AT THE DEEPINGS LEISURE CENTRE SATURDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2017 @ 7.00pm

We’ve had the last Bank Holiday before Christmas, the children have gone back to school looking smart in their uniforms, and there is a distinct autumn feel to the weather. The harvest is in and some fields have already been set with next year’s crop. Christmas looms on the distant horizon, but there is plenty to do before then.

(Doors open 6.30pm)

The Council welcomed civic guests from neighbouring towns and councils to its Civic Service held in St Guthlac’s Church. Everyone was made to feel very welcome and our thanks go to The Rector and to the Town Clerk who worked hard to make this a very happy occasion. Thanks also go to the guard of honour formed by the Army Cadets outside the Church.

Tickets – still only £19.50 each includes Programme / Raffle Entry, a Glass of Wine & a Mince Pie Tickets are available from:

The annual Duck Race was, as usual, a great fun event. I’m sure Penelope, the Carnival Queen, enjoyed sending the ducks on their way down the river. Congratulations to the Deeping Lions who organised the event. Their commitment to raising money for charity knows no bounds. Thank you. It was a great privilege to attend the awards ceremony at the Deepings Library. Many children accepted the Summer Reading Challenge and succeeded. There were many smiley faces going home clutching certificates and rewards. The library staff did sterling work over the summer, encouraging the young people. They were surprised at the number of children taking part, and they are already focusing on next year when they expect even more to ‘take up the challenge’. Well done everyone. On a more sombre note, the Town Council have been very dismayed and upset by the behaviour of some young people who have found it amusing to desecrate the cemetery and Spinney by running about and being very disruptive. Please treat these areas and our Council staff with respect - these are places for reflection and for families to remember their loved ones. The Council is pleased that the John Eve field and the Glebe field, together with the Riverside Park and Welland Gardens have been enjoyed by so many during the summer. The Council’s thanks go to their staff who take such pride in caring for these places. One of the charities I have chosen to support this year is ‘Genetic Disorders UK’. It is a charity that helps families who have children with a genetic disorder, such as Cystic Fibrosis, Albinism, Downs Syndrome and achondroplasia (dwarfism). There are, of course, many other genetic problems. Friday September 22nd is JEANS FOR GENES Day. There will be a coffee morning in the Town Hall from 10am until 12noon. Please come if you can, to support this charity. Thank you. 52

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Motoring

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atrick Hunt is Managing Director of Go Go Go Intensive and a member of The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). Go Go Go Intensive is the only Intensive Driving School in the UK to be affiliated to the IAM, the UK’s leading road safety charity.

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

• Parallel park at the side of the road.

• Park in a bay, either driving in and reversing out, or reversing in and driving out (the examiner will tell you what you have to do).

• Pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse for two car lengths and rejoin the traffic.

• Answering a vehicle safety question while you’re driving, known as the “show me” question, and at the start of your test you will need to explain a ‘tell me’ question. These two vehicle safety questions are known as the ‘show me, tell me’ questions that your instructor should have already covered. We have extended last month’s competition deadline for winning an Advanced Driving Course, until the end of October, so if there are any drivers who would like to enter, either dig out last month’s edition of “Discovering Bourne” and send us your entry or e-mail editor.bourne@ discoveringmagazines.co.uk for further details.

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Pets and Vets

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

Much more recently, I noticed an article in the papers with the headline, “I love my dog more than my children”.

There is no limit to the love that people can give. There is room to love all our family and relations as well as our pets. In a world with so much instability and hatred, it is comforting to me that people can find so much love for their pets.

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It’s not just “dog breath”. A dog licking your face could prove to be life-threatening! you would with a more commonplace infection.

As a nation of animal lovers, we happily lavish affection on our pets. Dogs also love to show us affection - and will sometimes give us a lick, whether we like it or not! But if you thought the worst part was a blast of dog breath to the face, then you’d be very wrong.

• Ringworm is one of the easiest diseases for your dog to pass onto you from their saliva. • Dogs can also carry round MRSA and not have it affect them. When they lick us though, the danger is transmitted.

Letting your dog lick your face can potentially kill you. John Oxford, Professor of Virology and Bacteriology at the Queen Mary University in London, paints a grim but effective picture of the bacteria present in your dog’s mouth and muzzle.

• Staphylococcus aureus is similar to MRSA and, but is more resistant to treatment. It’s also worth being aware that there’s a higher risk of infants becoming infected by a dog licking them.

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In the Hot Seat

IN THE HOT SEAT A permanent feature on Deeping’s weekly market for over a quarter of a century, Colin Hayward, is this month’s “Hot Seat” guest. Until recently retiring on September 13th, Colin and his wife, Mary, ran “The Watch Stall” for forty years. This involved them working in Whittlesey, Cambridge, King’s Lynn, Ramsey and then finally, the last twenty-seven years, running their stall in Deeping, covering all aspects of watch and strap repairs. Before working the markets, Colin and Mary, (who celebrated their Golden Wedding on September 9th, 2017), owned The Bricklayers Arms in Whittlesey. Colin was very ill in 2013, after finding out he had blood clots and various cancers, and then contracting blood poisoning and very nearly dying! He took a six month break from the market and was amazed when he returned at the end of 2013 to see his regular customers had remained loyal to him. Now in much better health, Colin likes to keep busy in retirement and enjoys a spot of fishing. 

Colin Hayward Where were you born, and what is your favourite memory of your childhood? I was born in Chiswick, West London, and my favourite memory, which I know is a bit odd, is seeing all the bomb damage in London after the Second World War, and how it was repaired. Which two characters, alive or not, would you most enjoy sharing a meal with and why? It would have to be two politicians, Nigel Farage from U.K.I.P. and Conservative M.P, Jacob Rees-Mogg. I’m fascinated by Nigel Farage, and I’m sure I’d enjoy their conversation, as they are very educated people.

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How would you describe yourself in only five words? “I hate to get beaten!” I get so carried away with trying to fix things that sometimes cannot be fixed, that my wife has to bring me back to earth! If there was one thing which you could change about Deeping, what would it be and why? I would leave Deeping exactly as it is. I wouldn’t change anything at all! What advice would you give to a “sixteen-year-old you”? I would tell him to get into working with and fixing computers, rather than working the markets!

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