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The Bournemouth Directory Edition 29
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Copy deadline for the August 2013 edition: 25th July 2013
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Dear Bournemouth! This time of year we start to see the season of summer fayres and fetes. Hopefully the weather will be kind and perhaps not quite so “British”, to give these wonderful events the best possible attendance. Although we do always try and enjoy them, in true British Style, whatever the weather! On that note our son’s school recently held both their sports day and summer fayre. Stephen has to admit that his neck is a little sunburnt after a glorious afternoon on the school field watching the displays of country dancing, karate and even a field gun that is going on a sponsored ‘pull’ later in the year. Hayden was very proud that his ‘red team’ won at the sports day… And he was chosen to help collect the overall trophy! That is his last year at the school, so one to be remembered. We love those pleasant memories, don’t we. I bet you have some of your own. Maybe you would even like to tell us about one of them and email a photo to go with your story? Again this month’s edition of The Bournemouth Directory keeps our local trades and business people in touch with local residents. There are plumbers, tree surgeons, home carers and electricians. Perhaps you feel you need your hearing checked, or you can take a look at more environmentally friendly energy solutions, or maybe you want to get fitter? Don’t forget that you will also find information about local events, such as what is coming up around Bournemouth over the summer and STOMP comes to the Pavilion. If you have any events coming up later, then do let us know! Very Best Wishes,
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Take part in The big ask and help shape your local NHS Health organisations across Dorset have come together to ask you to take part in The big ask - a unique survey which will help shape NHS services in the future. We are asking for your views on a whole range of NHS services, from your local GP and out of hours’ services to community, mental health and hospital services. The survey will look into how well informed you are about the various services available locally, how you choose your health care and what services you use the most. It will also ask how you think the NHS can provide information in the most effective way. Most importantly, it will seek your opinions on the NHS in Dorset – what you value the most and what can be improved. Announcing the launch of the project, Dr Forbes Watson, Chair of the NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group says: “It’s called The big ask for a reason. We are not just asking you for tick box responses. This is an in-depth analysis of your views. Everyone has a view on the NHS but The big ask is whether you are prepared to provide us with some really thought provoking responses that will help shape services in the future. “More than 750,000 people live in the region. This survey will ensure that patients and the public are at the heart of any decisions we make about the future of the NHS in the county. It will ensure we fully understand how people use our services and what they think our priorities should be.” This is the first time that NHS organisations
across the county have worked together on an exercise of this scale. It includes the major hospitals in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorc hester and Po o l e wo r k i n g together with the Dr Forbes Watson newly-formed Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group, which represents the county’s 101 GP practices, and Dorset HealthCare, which provides community health ser vices across a wide range of locations. To ensure the exercise is independent it is being carried out by Bournemouth University’s Market Research Group. More than 12,000 people will be sent the survey but anyone can take part. “An ageing population, new treatments and rising expectations all require the NHS to continue to adapt and develop, but limited taxpayer funding makes the challenge greater each year,” continues Dr Watson. “Ensuring that NHS care remains of the highest quality, accessible and up to date means we need to establish our priorities and make some careful decisions over the next couple of years. “That is why this survey is so important and we want as many people as possible to have their say,” he adds. Please take part in The big ask. You can complete the survey online at www.bournemouth.ac.uk/ thebigask or if you would like a paper copy please contact Ehren Milner at the Market Research Group on 01202 961379 or emilner@ bournemouth.ac.uk . The survey will close on 9th September and the feedback will be published in the autumn.
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Making a will is something that many people tend to avoid, on the basis that it is ‘morbid’, ‘not needed yet’ and a myriad of other reasons. Well, whilst the thought of what happens after our death is perhaps scary or uncomfortable, the reality is that at some point it IS going to happen! So why not bite the bullet and get it done, out of the way and make a resolve to review it at regular milestones so that should the worst happen unduly early at least you know your loved ones have provisions made for them, big or small. Writing a will ensures that it is YOU who makes the decisions over your property and possessions after your death. It’s a good idea to get help when writing your will but you can do it yourself. Make sure you are over 18 years old; writing it voluntarily and you are of sound mind; signed by yourself in the presence of two witnesses and also signed by those witnesses too. Of course you also need to make sure it is held in a safe place accessible after your death. There are many companies available who can assist with this, or a family solicitor can also store your documents. Make sure that you make statements about who you want to beneﬁt from your will; who should look after any children under 18 years of age; who you wish to act on your behalf to carry out the wishes laid out in your will and what happens if the people who you want to beneﬁt die before you do.
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By Tim Barnes-Clay, Motoring Writer www.carwriteups.co.uk @carwriteups AUDI HAS made a breakthrough in premium compact hatchback quality and capability with the all-new A3. Redesigned from the ground up following the principles of ‘Audi ultra’ lightweight construction, the German motor tips the scales an impressive 80 kg lighter on average than its forerunner. The same meticulous pursuit of progress is evident in the sophisticated cabin, which genuinely breaks new ground in the class with standards of materials, workmanship and ergonomics that indisputably push the boundaries at this level. British Audi A3 models have launched with a choice of three speciﬁcation options – SE, Sport and S line all of which are extraordinarily well appointed. The Sport model, on test here, sits on beefy 17 inch alloy wheels and features the ‘Audi drive select adaptive dynamics system’. This enables you to choose from ﬁve modes which prescribe the car’s driving characteristics – Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, Eﬃciency and Individual. They inﬂuence the weighting of the steering, the sensitivity of the accelerator pedal, the shift points of the S-tronic transmission, if ﬁtted, and the parameters used by the optional adaptive cruise control system. Additional Sport features include a revitalizing two-zone climate control, sports seats, sports steering wheel and aluminium detailing inside and out. On the move, the A3 Sport oil-burner, although perched on ﬁrm and athletic springs, is not uncomfortable and it sticks to some of England’s more twisty roads like a limpet. There is plenty of room for you and your passenger in the front, although your friends in the rear seats might ﬁnd it hard to stretch their legs out. That said, all the seats are supportive and the 2.0-litre 150 TDI lump allows you to accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 8.6 seconds. But the car doesn’t stop there; where legal the needle will spin way up the dial to 134 mph. The rapid acceleration is made all the more easy to achieve thanks to the all-new A3’s slick six-speed manual gearbox.
Not only is this ﬁrst-class hatchback’s turbo diesel engine quick, it is also highly fuel eﬃcient. Engine start-stop technology and energy recuperation systems enable the A3 2.0 TDI Sport to achieve up to 68.9 mpg – and this is the selling point. Yes, the Audi is quick, comfortable and stylish – but, more importantly, it will keep you from frequently forking out at the pumps.
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Free Family Fun in Bournemouth this Summer! Cashed-strapped families need look no further - Bournemouth’s seven miles of golden sands will provide the perfect backdrop to one of the UK’s biggest programmes of FREE family events this summer. From traditional candle lighting and carnivals to firework displays and the UK’s biggest aviation spectacular, the UK’s best beach destination* has it all this summer. The Kids Fun Festival will run every day from the 29th July to the 25th August, between 11am and 5pm. This vibrant event is guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained with FREE kid’s shows in the award-winning Lower Gardens. With plenty of activities, including art workshops, magicians, jesters, puppet workshops, comedy, magic, party games and lots more. Bournemouth Carnival Week takes place from the 29th July to the 4th August. This event offers the opportunity to enter sand castle competitions, watch dance performances on the Pier Approach or enjoy band performances in the Lower Gardens. The famously enchanting Candlelight Nights will be returning to magically illuminate the Lower Gardens from the 31st July and the 7th, 14th and 21st August. One of Bournemouth’s oldest traditions, the candles will be lit at dusk - a charming custom the whole family can take part in.
The fantastic Friday Family Fiesta offers families the perfect combination of entertainment for a fun-packed Friday evening. This action-packed event runs every Friday from the 26th July to the 23rd August. It includes circus workshops and shows, fire performances, stilt walkers and much more. Spectacular firework displays will be returning to the Pier once again ending the evening with a bang! These dramatically dynamic displays can be seen from East and West of the Pier every Friday night from 10pm. But this biggest show-stopper of all is the Bournemouth Air Festival, the largest FREE event of its kind in the UK, running from the 29th August to the 1st September. The impressive aviation spectacular is packed with top-notch entertainment including thrilling aerial performances, naval beach assaults, live music and superb seafront trading. Event organisers are also delighted that the RAF Aerobatic Team the Red Arrows will make a return to the Bournemouth Air Festival, with displays across three days (Thursday, Friday and Saturday). The fun will also continue into the evening with Night Air entertainments, which includes live music from a seafront stage, street entertainers, fireworks and dusk air displays. Please visit our website (www.bournemouth. co.uk) for more information, including a list of some of the best hotels, restaurants and entertainment Bournemouth has to offer.
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Beside the seaside Dorset Wildlife Trust is very excited to take part in the Wildlife Trust’s annual celebration of our fantastic coast, with National Marine Week 2013. Events are taking place all over the country, and this is a chance for anyone, of any age to get involved with what lies above, beneath and in Dorset’s iconic seas.
squirts and crabs. Our seashore detectives events on Tuesday 6th August (12.30-2pm) and Thursday 8th August (1.30-3pm) gives kids (and big kids!) the chance to search for signs of creatures from the deep along the seashore and use our amazing underwater camera to see sea creatures living in their natural habitat.
National Marine Week begins on the 27th July and there are lots of opportunities for you to experience the UK’s sea animals and plants for yourself. Many of us forget that beneath the waves there is a rich marine world, bursting with colour and life. Fish, lobsters, limpets and anemones all thrive in our local waters – and, in the summer months, dolphins hunt close to our shores.
If you’re crab-mad, and fancy a day with us at Kimmeridge, there will be an opportunity for families to attend the ‘Crafty Crabs’ event at 12.30 on Wednesday 7th August, where children can create crazy crustaceans. If you then want to learn about how to catch and care for crabs without harm to other rockpool animals, we will show you how – the eco-friendly way! Our ‘Ecofriendly Crabbing’ event starts in the afternoon, at 3pm.
Did you know that dolphins only rest half of their brain at a time whilst the other half stays alert and watches out for predators? For the chance to capture a glimpse of these majestic creatures, come and join us at Durlston Castle in Swanage on Sunday 28th July at 10.30am, as DWT takes part in the National Whale and Dolphin watch for just £3pp. We have teamed up with Durlston Country Park to learn, record and report information about dolphins. – Bring binoculars if you have them! If you’ve ever wanted to see what’s beneath the surface whilst staying dry, our clear-bottomed Kayak Safari at Kimmeridge is for you. We also have goggle-viewers to help you explore the seafloor and literally give you an insight into the habitats under the sea. Let our experts guide you on a safari of the sea! Each 2 hour session includes a guided safari for £25pp per session on various dates throughout July and August. Booking is essential. For those who prefer to keep their feet on land, the Fine Foundation Centre at Chesil Beach has numerous species to uncover, including anemones, sea
For more booking information and event details at the Fine Foundation Marine Centre at Kimmeridge, or to book, please phone 01929 481044. For more booking information and event details at the Fine Foundation Marine Centre at Chesil Beach, please phone 01305 20619. For more information about all our events, visit dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/events.
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STOMP comes to the Pavilion Brand new to Bournemouth, multi-award winning show STOMP is one of this summer’s showstoppers at the Bournemouth Pavilion! Combining a universal language of rhythm, theatre, comedy and dance; this show will be stomping its way to us from Tues 6 – Sat 10 August 2013. Celebrating its 10th sensational year in London, STOMP is now FRESHER, FASTER AND FUNNIER than ever before, with new routines, new choreography, new music and a new location - Bournemouth. Eight performers use a variety of everyday objects - from dustbin lids to water bottles, Zippo lighters, plastic bags and even the kitchen sink to hammer out an explosively feel good rhythm. Combining percussion, dance, theatre and comedy, STOMP remains one of the most original shows in the world. “If you haven’t seen STOMP, go! If you have seen it, take someone who hasn’t and share the pleasure.” – BOSTON HERALD
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It’s not too late to plant runner beans. My Grandfather always put them in on Whit Sunday, never before, probably because the plants don’t like frost. For the cost of a packet of seeds you’ll get a continuous crop of lovely fresh runners for a month or so, and they freeze really well. Push a bean into a small pot of multipurpose compost and keep it moist. Within a couple of weeks they should start to grow and when you have some sturdy plants with 2 or 3 pairs of leaves they can be planted out in the garden or in deep troughs. If you have a vegetable patch or enough room, construct a wigwam of tall canes (about 6-8 feet) or a row of crossed
canes or even netting for them to grow up. They can be added to ﬂower beds to give a bit of height as long as they have something to climb up. Next to each cane, dig a hole with a trowel - add some garden compost if you have some or even a layer of newspaper (to hold the moisture) and carefully transplant the bean plants without disturbing the roots too much. Water well and keep them moist in dry spells, especially when the ﬂower buds appear and the pods are beginning to set. Happy harvesting - and don’t forget to leave some pods on the plants to dry out and provide you with a fresh new batch of seeds for next year!
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