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First Steps First Anniversary First Steps Day Nursery and Pre-school has recently celebrated it’s 1 year anniversary and with reservations for baby places on the increase now is the time to make enquiries should you be expecting or even be lucky enough to have a new arrival! Places are available now for babies from 2 months onwards. The First Steps Pre School is virtually at capacity until the end of 2012 which is incredible for a new location. The nursery boasts a team of highly qualified nursery practitioners who love the job that they do in fantastic refurbished surroundings with high quality toys and equipment.

Bright, spacious and well equipped nursery

One of three outdoor play areas

Rainbows — Our pre school

The Nursery and pre-school are fortunate to have 3 separate outdoor play areas so that all the children can enjoy outdoor time throughout the day. First Steps nursery also boasts a healthy ‘home made’ menu expertly cooked in their own kitchen by the in house cook using fresh ingredients. The price you pay is fully inclusive of all meals, drinks and snacks and where applicable nappies, wipes and creams. More information is available at the nursery website:

Teddy Bears — Babies from 2 months

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www.firststepsnursery.net Telephone: 01202 675009

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The Poole Directory Edition 4

Published by: Debbie & Stephen Corney of Dorset Publications

Telephone: 01202 894397

Email: info@thepooledirectory.co.uk

Copy deadline for July edition: 25th June 2011 Disclaimer: Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that data in this publication is accurate, the publisher cannot accept any liability to any party to loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident or any other cause. The Poole Directory does not officially endorse any advertising material included within the publication. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval systems or transmitted in any form, without prior permission of the publisher.

Hello Poole! June already...I do hope the warmer weather lasts into July and August. The sunshine seems to make such a lot of difference. We are off to Dartmoor for a few days this week which I am thoroughly looking forward to. Hayden is having swimming lessons and really enjoying it, so the pool will be a winner all round I think. Gives me time to sit and have a coffee at the side! We have a full Poole Directory for you this month with many local trades… plumbers, kitchens, property developers, live-in care, gardeners, local restaurants, blinds, conservatories and many more. There are also some exciting events coming up too… The Sandbanks Beach Polo, a fantastic Speed weekend which we are going to see for the first time, get fit at Moors Valley and a painting class, a Charity quiz and supper evening, both at Lytchett Matravers. Have a graze through Upton Heath or why not have driving lessons with Martyn’s? Do mention The Poole Directory when calling any of the advertisers. This makes all the difference! There is a Reader Competition to win 4 show tickets, a prize wordseach and many other interesting articles to read inside. So why not pour yourself a good cup of tea or coffee and take an hour out? The lucky winner of the prize wordsearch last month was Mrs S Young. Well done to you! Steve and I wish you a great month of June. Very Best Wishes,

Debbie and Stephen Corney

Useful Telephone Numbers Local Police Bournemouth Airport Central Library Emergency Electric

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01202 222222 01202 364000 01202 454848 0800 0280 247

Royal B’mouth Hosp B’mouth Council Bmth & W.H. Water Emergency Gas

01202 303626 01202 451451 01202 590059 0800 111 999

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Young Property Development Limited At Young Property Development we specialise in the design and installation of kitchens, bathrooms, wet rooms & conservatories. We can also offer the following services: • Property Refurbishment

• Project Management

• Barn & Loft Conversions

• Painting & Decorating

• Fencing, Decking & Patios

• House Clearance Services

• All aspects of building work

www.youngpropertydevelopment.co.uk Contact us for a FREE quote

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New products to launch at Broadview showroom in Westbourne this June Broadview is set to host an open week at its Westbourne showroom from Saturday 18 to Saturday 25 June to highlight the latest trends in window dressing and outdoor alfresco areas for the summer season. Based on Seamoor Road (opposite M&S), the Broadview team will open the doors from 10am to 4pm and the event will give customers the chance to meet the team, gain advice about the best ways to dress a window and how to create a distinctive outdoor ‘alfresco’ area, as well as enjoy drinks and canapés. The Broadview showroom brings together Broadview’s comprehensive range of blinds, curtains and soft furnishings, shutters, conservatory blinds, patio awnings and canopies. Visitors will have the opportunity to find out about the latest products including shaped and automatic interior shutters, which can be custom-designed to fit any shape of window frame around the home including arched, circular, triangular and hexagonal, and a prestige collection of blinds - The Rectory Collection. Broadview will be offering a 20% discount on the majority of products purchased throughout the week and customers will also have the opportunity to enter a free prize draw to win £250 Broadview vouchers. Ian Pratt, managing director of Broadview, says: “We look forward to welcoming people to our Westbourne showroom to browse our latest product lines, gain top tips and advice from our

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showroom team and special product discounts that will be available. The open week will also provide the ideal opportunity for visitors to find out about the latest addition to our awning range. Outdoor living spaces are a growing home trend. No longer relegated to a few folding chairs, gardens are being designed with the principle that an outdoor living area is just as important as an indoor living room. The ability to flow seamlessly from indoor to outdoor living, with a space extend ed by a h igh -quality Broadview awning, can enhance the value of a home.” The range of products available at Broadview provides exceptional window covering and shading solutions for the home as well as for offices, schools, pubs and hotels. For further information please contact the Westbourne showroom on 01202 752515 or visit www.broadview-blinds.co.uk.

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A graze through Upton Heath Upton heath is one of Dorset Wildlife Trusts most celebrated reserves, home to all 6 British reptiles, including a rare black adder. Now part of the reserve is undergoing changes to ensure its wildlife gets the best possible habitat to thrive in. Dorset Wildlife Trust will be using ponies and hardy Shetland cattle to graze newly acquired land in the centre of Upton Heath, bringing it into good condition for the rare wildlife that relies on this special habitat. Fences will be erected around a small section to the north of the old railway line to keep the animals from straying, with gates provided for walkers and bridleway users. Nigel Brooks, Urban and East Warden at Dorset Wildlife Trust, said: “Grazing heathland has been practiced for hundreds of years, and is the most natural and effective way of improving the land for wildlife. The cattle and ponies that we will be using are great at browsing through the scrub and grass that would otherwise take over the beautiful heathers and gorse that the wildlife here thrives on. They are also very domesticated and happy to be around people and dogs. The area’s access points are being maintained, and everyone is still welcome to enjoy this area of the reserve”.

facing position close to Poole Harbour protects it from the heavier snow experienced on other heaths. On Friday 1st July at 9pm, there will be a field trip to Upton Heath to look for nightjars, bats and to explore this reserve after hours. Meet at the end of Beacon Road off Pinesprings Road, Creekmoor, Poole. For more information, please contact Nigel Brooks or Andy Fale on 01202 692033.

Photos courtesy of Nigel Brooks

The Upton Heath Nature reserve is open all year round, and supports rare wildlife such as the Dartford warbler, nightjars, smooth snakes and sand lizards. Dartford warblers in particular suffered badly during last winter’s severe weather and Upton Heath is extremely important for the small British population, as its south-

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Tue-Fri 10am–5pm Sat 10am–1pm 65 Bargates, Christchurch, BH23 1QE Sun-Mon Closed

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A Question of Charity Local charity hosts quiz and supper evening Poole-based charity, Friends of Forest Holme, is hosting an exclusive quiz and supper evening with Quiz Mistress Kate Coombs. People in the local area are invited to join in the fun on Friday 24th June at Lytchett Matravers Village Hall from 7pm.

a great cause. We recommend that everyone swots up beforehand!”

Dorset locals are invited to form teams of no more than 8 people to test their general knowledge at the quiz and supper evening in aid of Friends of Forest Holme, the charity that supports specialist palliative care in Poole.

To book your ticket for the quiz and supper evening, please call the fundraising team on 01202 670644 or email debra.dennett@poole.nhs.uk.

Doors open at 7pm. Tickets cost £10 each and includes entry to the quiz and a delicious ploughman’s supper. Please bring your own drinks and glasses.

There are exciting cash prizes to be won along with an optional game of card bingo, a grand prize draw and various spot prizes all set to make a perfect evening of entertainment. All monies raised will be used to care for those with life threatening illnesses and to support the families and friends of patients. Debra Dennett, fundraiser for Forest Holme, commented; “We’ve held quiz evenings in the past which have always been highly successful in raising money as well as bringing the local community together for a great evening for

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The home for all your treasures! Here at Bergère we combine style, quality, character and charm to bring you a taste of France for your home. We believe that every customer of ours is engaged and inspired when they visit our shop. We specialise in antique and vintage French furniture sourced from many r e g i o n s o f F r an c e , s om e painted in traditional old French colours. Our eclectic mix is ever changing so it is well worth stopping by for a browse and while you're at it, why not visit the farm shop and coffee shop next door at the Rural Farm Shop Company.

Bergère is situated in a beautiful farm cou rtyard at Bere Farm (Lytch ett Matravers) just 6 miles from Poole on the A35 towards Dorchester, Dorset. Our opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 5:00 and Sunday 10:30 4:30. Please do come and visit us.

Tel: 01202 621837

www.bergereinteriors.co.uk

How to Paint Furniture

One Day Course Learn how to achieve the look of old French and Swedish painted furniture inspired by Annie Sloan. Techniques you will learn are: • • • •

distressed paint — one and two colours crackled paint • crackled varnish stencilling • decoupage decorative gold & silver gilding

Bring along a piece of furniture to paint in the afternoon! This is a fun filled day in a beautiful farmyard setting. Please see our website or call for more details. Book early!

www.bergereinteriors.co.uk

Tel: 01202 621837

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Get fit while the kids have fun From 4th June you can get fit while the kids have fun at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest near Ringwood. That’s when the Park’s new Saturday morning Green Active Club is opening for families, offering a fantastic selection of fun activities that everyone can enjoy in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Spaces on some activities will be limited so if you are looking for a fun way to get the whole family fit and energised this summer booking is recommended. For more information speak to a Ranger on 01425 470721, send an email activate1000@eastdorset.gov.uk or go to www.moors-valley.co.uk.

Adult activities include Nordic Walking, BikeFit and Tai Chi, whilst children can go adventure cycling, play golf or take part in a great ‘Get Active Outdoors’ programme. Alternatively, families can get fit together with pitch and putt, fishing or on a family bike ride. “It can be hard to find time to keep fit and healthy when you are raising a family,” said Healthy Lifestyle Ranger, Karl Prince. “Our new Green Active Club has been designed to help solve the problem. We have organised a full programme of events so that the kids can have fun while mum and dad get some personal time and benefit from the expertise of our qualified instructors. Better still, we are keeping the costs right down, with Ranger-led children’s activities costing just £2.50 when parents are participating in the programme”. Adult and family activities start at 10am, but the children’s sessions start five minutes earlier to ensure everyone can enjoy a full hour of active fun. All adult sessions cost £4, children’s activities with participating adults cost £2.50 (£6 if parent is not on an activity) and child places on family activities cost just £2. Parking at the Moors Valley is free for the first three sessions.

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Let Us Take The Strain From Your Mailing Campaign! We specialise in mailing solutions for direct marketing mailshots. We offer not only enveloping of items, but also polywrapping of catalogues, brochures, newsletters etc. We have a team vastly experienced in “out of the norm� items, who will hand enclose items that need just a little more work to them. Print finishing always a possibility too! We will always work out the cheapest postage costs we can for your mailshot, being accredited for several Royal Mail discount schemes.

Tel: 01202 530753

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Email: sales@postcare.co.uk Unit 5, 502 Wallisdown Rd, Bournemouth, BH11 8PT

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RAC Gives One SouthWest Dealership an Award for its Service Workshop Quality Programme This year, RAC gave only one dealership in the South West of England an award for its Service Workshop Quality Programme; that was Christchurch-based family-run Keith Motors. The award was achieved through quality checks carried out independently by the RAC between January 2010 and January 2011, who arrived unannounced at the Lyndhurst Road dealership and randomly picked any car serviced or repaired that day. Keith Motors received a 100% pass rate on all checks carried out and the audit complies with Ford Motor Company Premium Status. The award was presented to Keith Motors by Ford Motor Company’s southwest regional business manager Andy Sanders to recognise their outstanding achievement. Colin Walker, Keith Motors’ service man ag e r sa id “ It’ s great for Keith Motors to be recognised as the only dealership in the South West to achieve this RAC accolade for our quality servicing – the team work really hard to provide a consistently high level of service and workmanship – well done team!” Robin Webb, dealer principal added “This year has been really good for us – I think that our customers

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tend to prefer our friendly, family-run feel, especially in these difficult economic conditions. In March, we invited clients and VIP guests to a Ford Focus launch event ahead of the national launch; plus 2011 is Keith Motors’ 60th anniversary, where we are holding further anniversary-themed events throughout the year. To top it all, the RAC accolade awarded for the quality of our servicing is a real achievement and one which our team should be proud of.” Keith Motors of Christchurch is a family run Ford Dealership and has been running for 60 years. The company has been a Ford Dealer since 1980, and offers sales, parts, services, rapid fit and rental. For further information on Keith Motors, go to www.keithmotors.com or call 01425 271371.

Andy Sanders, Ford’s southwest regional business manager; Robert Keith, Keith Motors’ operations manager; Colin Walker, service manager and Robin Webb, dealer principal, with the award

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Get on the road to successful driving Learning to drive and passing your test is your key to independence and freedom. Here at Martyn’s Driver Training I aim to help you gain this in a safe, relaxed and calm environment. From Under 17 Driver Courses to advance courses we cater for all aspects of driver tuition. I have access to a local gated off the road tarmac area to let the under seventeen’s have a taster of being behind the wheel. Once they reach seventeen I can take them out on the road with specially tailored lessons to get them on the road to successful driving.

RECYCLE YOUR CAR FOR CASH!

Any Car in Any Condition bought for CASH FREE Collection 7 days a week Scrap Cars • MOT Failures Non Runners • Accident Damage Cars Classic Cars • Commercial Vehicles

EA Licensed All DVLA paperwork completed Call DMC now for prompt collection on

Tel: 01202 892760 Mob: 07967 458235

A good pass rate is also an indicator of a great working relationship between driver and pupil and I have an excellent first time pass rate. Once you have passed your test I can offer various advanced driver courses such as motorway driving, pass plus and BTEC Level 2 Award to Demonstrate Safe Driving. I am also a DSA Approved Fleet Trainer. In all I am your local DSA Approved Driving Instructor that can provide you with all you’re driving needs. Martyn’s Driver Training T: 01202 734129 M: 07985 923558

Martyn’s

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Your local DSA Approved Driving Instructor Under 17 Driver Sessions Excellent first time pass rate Calm, Patient and Friendly Instructor No car sharing — 1 to 1 lessons Block Booking Discounts Refresher Courses New Ford Fiesta (air con) Nervous pupils welcome Pass Plus / Intensive / Semi courses

Tel: 01202 734129 Mob: 07985 923558 www.drivinginstructorinpoole.co.uk Individually tailored lessons to get you on the road to successful driving

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Firework Nights! Every Thursday night this August 7-10pm The Sandbanks Hotel Terrace proudly present their Fireworks Nights! £20 per person TO INCLUDE:-

Dinner from the BBQ Menu Table Service Inside and outside heated seating Evening entertainment from two bands Best view of the fireworks in front of the hotel!

£15 per kid (up to 15yrs) TO INCLUDE:Call

01202 707377 for more details

or email reservations@fjbhotels.com

- Dinner from the BBQ AND a soft drink - Full kids programme hosted by Funsters entertainment

Dates: August 4th* / 11th / 18th / 25th * Join us for our ‘white party’ on the 4th – white-wear only to receive a complimentary welcome drink and tables of Six or more in white will receive a FREE bottle of Imperial Ice Moet Champagne!

Simple Sudoku Perfect... ...for your coffee break! The one rule: Fill in all blank cells making sure that each row, column and 3 by 3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9.

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TENANTS AND LANDLORDS SHOULD STEP-UP THEIR SECURITY AS SUMMER MONTHS APPROACH ADVISES BELVOIR If you’ve ever been the victim of burglary you’ll know that it is an upsetting, stressful and ultimately pretty scary experience and although statistics show that the number of burglaries in the UK has significantly decreased over the past decade, Belvoir Lettings, which has an office on Poole Road in Westbourne, is urging its clients to be as vigilant as ever. Mike Betteridge, owner of Belvoir Poole & Westbourne, says: “We often find that landlords and tenants place less importance on security than homeowners. Sometimes there is confusion over whose responsibility it is, but we always advise that both parties need to take precautionarysteps to ensure security is of the highest level. “I think that people have become a little complacent lately as year on year we hear thatthe number of incidents is decreasing,” he said. “However burglaries are still a very real threat — especially during the summer months when lots of people are on holiday — and so both landlords and tenants need to take steps to increase security. “At Belvoir we take the safety and wellbeing of our tenants and maintenance of our landlords’ properties very seriously and so are always on the other end of the phone to advise them if they have any worries,” he added. Although the risk of a burglary cannot be completely eliminated there are certain steps that landlords and tenants can take to reduce it considerably. Here is a selection of Belvoir’s top tips for both landlords and tenants: • Ensure home security is of a high level – Common sense tells us that households with ‘less than basic’ security are more likely to become victims of burglary than households with ‘enhanced’ home security. Burglars like to operate without forced entry so the first measure you should take is to install dead-bolts on all external doors. Attaching a timer switch on your lights is also advisable as light will give the illusion that there are people in the property. This is especially important if you are experiencing a void period. • Remove the opportunity – Take measures that tell a burglar your property is too difficult or risky to

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target. Try to avoid; leaving windows open that are easily accessible, letting hedges become overgrown and leaving ladders out after use. These make access to the building far simpler and indicate to a prospective burglar that it’s worth a second look. • Keep all valuables out of sight – You wouldn’t ask someone to mug you in the street so why would you make it simple for a burglar to gain access to your valuables? Burglars are opportunists so if they can see your car keys lying unattended they are more likely to strike. Make sure all valuables are hidden, or even better locked away. • Tell a friend if you are going away – It’s a well known fact that the most likely time you’ll get burgled is when you are on holiday. If your letterbox has an old newspaper sticking out of it or your curtains haven’t been closed for a few days it indicates there is no one home. Ask a friend or neighbour to keep an eye on your property and to contact the police immediately if they see any suspicious activity. • Keep doors locked at all times – This may seem like an obvious one but often people, especially those who live in flats, only lock the door when they are leaving the property or at night. Thieves can also attack in the day time, and many of them will resort to violence if faced with resistance. • Mark your valuables – Police routinely check recovered stolen items for SmartWater, an invisible fluid that can be used to mark most household items. If your valuables are marked with SmartWater, or UV pen, it increases the likelihood that you will be reunited with your stolen goods. Dorian Gonsalves, managing director of Belvoir says; “Although they aren’t as frequent as they used to be, burglaries do still take place in both rural and urban areas across theUK. Our aim is to look after the welfare of both our landlord and tenant clients, and theproperties they own or live in and so urge them to take precautions and remain vigilant.” Your local Belvoir Letting agent can offer specialist insurance, speak to your closest Belvoir office for more information.

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Mark Vincent CERT PFS Independent Financial Adviser Wimborne — Poole — Corfe Mullen — Bournemouth — Surrounding Areas • Retirement/Pension Reviews — Looking at investment choices, levels of risk, past performance and charges, including paid up & deferred schemes. • Annuities — Open market options, Enhanced/Impaired Annuities and Pension Drawdown. • Mortgages — Remortgages, home movers, first time buyers and self-employed. • Protection — Life, critical illness and income protection. • Savings and Investments — Including reviewing existing portfolios and full risk assessment. • Commercial — Funding Solutions.*

01202 691856 Mobile: 07968 513810

FREE initial consultation

Email: mark.vincent@2plan.com

Web: www.mark-vincent.com

Mark Vincent Financial Services is a trading name of 2plan Limited. 2plan Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Service Authority. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage * The FSA do not regulate commercial mortgages. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns.

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READER COMPETITION If you’re in need of a lively, funfilled and dynamic night out, then Bournemouth’s Pavilion Theatre is the place to be on Thursday to Saturday night 14th to 16th July 2011 to see the talented and artistic young performers of Big Little Theatre School in ‘Now That’s What I Call Showtunes 3’. The show features vibrant and highly talented professionally trained musical theatre students presenting songs from some of the most famous and dramatic shows of all time including hits from Beauty & The Beast, Footloose, Ragtime, Kiss Me Kate, Rent and many more…

‘Slick dance routines, pitch-perfect voices, a spectacular set and dazzling costumes put the show on a par with top West End Shows’ ‘This high-energy spectacular is the school’s 10th annual show and every year it seems to get better and better.’ DAILY ECHO July 2010 review of last year’s show

To book discounted tickets at £13.50 to see the show please call 0844 576 3000 quoting code BLTS11. We are offering you the chance to win tickets to this fantastic show. For a chance of winning all you need to do is send your answer to the following question to: The Poole Directory 1 Moorlands Rise West Moors, Ferndown Dorset, BH22 0JR Or email your answer to: info@thepooledirectory.co.uk The closing date is 8th July 2011. In Beauty & The Beast, what does Mrs. Potts (the head of the Castle kitchen’s) get turned into? PRIZE: 4 TICKETS TO THE SHOW ON THURSDAY 14TH JULY 2011 AT 7.30PM

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‘L’otter’ fun had celebrating the official launch of Otter Oasis at the Oceanarium, Bournemouth The official VIP launch event to celebrate the Oceanarium’s first-ever mammal display ‘Otter Oasis’ was a huge success, with more than 200 leading travel and tourism industry professionals, media and the Mayor of Poole, Cllr Chris Bulteel in attendance. Having taken place on Tuesday May 17, guests gathered to celebrate the launch of the new enclosure which has created a brand new experience for visitors and is now home to two Oriental small clawed otters called Bea and Buster. Guests enjoyed complimentary bubbly, delicious Koh Thai Tapas and had the opportunity to have a relaxing Oriental hand massage courtesy of Southbournebased Hush Holistics. Bea and Buster were full of excitement at the arrival of th e i r gu e st s an d p u t o n a gre at performance, swimming and playing in their new home. Oliver Buttling, Group Curator of the Oceanarium, said: “We had a fantastic turn out for the event. The otters were really playful and guests thoroughly enjoyed seeing them explore their enclosure. We’re now looking forward to continuing the celebrations with our family activity week at the end of the month. It’ll be an ideal opportunity for new and regular visitors to come and see Bea and Buster in their new home, while enjoying a fun day out.” A series of feeding sessions and talks will

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take place throughout the week, packed with lots of interesting facts to learn about the furry friends, including how they play and juggle with rocks and pebbles and how they communicate using different calls, cries and instinctive sounds from their intelligent otter vocabulary. Otter feeding sessions are at 10.30am and 1pm daily. To complement the otter adventure, visitors can order otter cookies from the Offshore Café and can purchase otter souvenirs from The Cove gift shop to remember their trip, with a week-long special offer to take advantage of.

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An Invitation… ...to join our team Could any of these improve YOUR life? • Extra Income • Personal Development • Financial Freedom • Helping Others • Own Your Own Business • To be able to work around • More Spare Time other commitments If you said YES, we would love to meet you at our FREE business opportunity meeting on…

Wednesday 22nd June at the Mirimar Hotel, Bournemouth 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start For more information or to book your place, please phone Dinah on 01202 474343. No commitment — just bring an open mind and a willingness to succeed.

Call NOW and prepare to make a difference to YOUR life!

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Dames, Doctors and Dignitaries Dance About Face at Somerley Ball 400 supporters of locally based head & neck cancer support charity, About Face, danced the night away in a huge marquee at Old Somerley in a sell-out ABOUT FACE BALL on Saturday evening (May 21st). £51,750 was raised for the charity. Dancing to the sound of Lady Marmalade Live, guests mixed it with football legend, Laurie McMenemy, the chief designer for Jaguar Cars (the man responsible for the XF and XJ ranges), Ian Callum, and the Mayor & Mayoress of Poole, Cllr & Mrs Graham Wilson. Entertainer Mike Osman kept the mood light as he hosted the evening and mimicked the famous, whilst former and current patients who have been helped by the cancer support charity shared their experiences with the audience. They were able to stress how the charity tries to counter the isolation people feel when diagnosed with this type of cancer. A high value raffle, where prizes included a week’s stay in a French Gite, raised £9,000. However, the evening’s fundraising high point was a dazzling auction offering, among a range of glittering prizes, the opportunity to secure a fine diamond encrusted bracelet and even the right to be the first person in the UK to own the recently launched Range Rover Evoque – with the profit on the deal going to the charity. Leading the Ball organising team was Regina Ilankovan, a dentist and the wife of charity founding Trustee, Ilanko Ilankovan, a consultant surgeon. One of the prime movers on the voluntary team was Paul Collins, Dealer Principal of Westover Jaguar in Poole. During several short speeches, Dame Margaret Seward, the former Chief Dental Office for the United Kingdom, remarked on the small charity’s leadership in offering, on the one hand, personal support from former patients who can ‘tell it like it is’ and, on the other, its

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work by consultant surgeons such as Messrs Ramchandani, Walji and Ilankovan – all working at Poole Hospital – in passing on their skills voluntarily training future head & neck cancer surgeons in the charity’s special practical suite and library in the About Face Centre at Longfleet Road, Poole. About Face Chairman, Dr Anthony Pigott (note spelling) was effusive in his praise of the organising team: “We’ve had a wonderful night that has, by the generosity of the sponsors and guests, enabled About Face to continue its work in Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch and across the South”. He said “If you or a loved one has been affected by facial cancer we do everything we can to help”. The About Face Centre number is 01202 677340 and the website can be found at www.about-face.info.

Former head & neck cancer patient, Laura Lamble, centre, with mum Deborah and dad Dyrck Lamble at the About Face Ball. Laura is one of the youngest patients to be helped by the charity.

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Back to the seas of our grandparents’ days Right now, a network of Marine Protected Areas is being developed around our shores, with protection from the most damaging activities such as gravel extraction and scallop dredging. Most types of fishing, commercial and recreational activity will still be allowed, but there will be some new marine reserves, called Reference Areas, which will be protected from ALL damaging activities, giving them a chance to return to the rich seas of our grandparents’ days. These highly protected Reference Areas, small though they will be, are vital to the success of the network as a whole. They allow wildlife within them to return to a near-natural state, acting as benchmarks for understanding how human activities affect marine life, showing us what a healthy and undamaged sea is like – something we can hardly imagine at the moment. Older Dorset residents remember seeing schools of harbour porpoise from Dorset’s cliffs and catching large angel shark and common skate, both of which are now critically endangered. We hope that by s et t i n g a s id e s om e areas of the sea purely for wildlife we will see a return to the marine environment our greatgrandparents enjoyed. If we are to halt the centuries-long decline in our seas we need to establish Reference

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Areas that are purely for the recovery of wildlife. They will undoubtedly affect some people who use the sea for their living or recreation and tough decisions will be needed. But if we do nothing, noone will benefit, least of all our local Dorset fishing communities. If we don’t act now there will be very little for our grand-children to enjoy. To find out more about the campaign for M arine Protected Areas, incl udin g Reference Areas, both in Dorset and throughout the UK, visit our website www.wildlifetrusts.org and click on Living Seas. Look out for the Petition Fish campaign this summer at Dorset Wildlife Trust centres and events and sign a scale to show your support for marine wildlife. It’s now or never for the future of our seas!

Julie Hatcher Marine Awareness Officer Lobster — Homarus gammarus

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June’s Gardening T ips From Paul Chatfield of Chatfield’s Garden & Property Services Trees and Shrubs

Fruit

Several of the shrubs that bloom on wood made during the previous year may be pruned as soon as flowers fade.

Inspect apple and pear trees and remove anything that looks bad, the same with strawberries, also making sure there is a good straw mat for fruit.

Climbers and Wall-Plants The half hardy annual climbers that have been raised under glass or protected can now be planted on a south facing wall or fence, well supported.

Roses

Vegetables Several of the less hardy plants can be p lan ted ou t n o w eg. a u b ergin e s, cucumbers, marrows, peppers, tomatoes and sweet corn.

All varieties of garden roses will be coming into bloom this month, fading flowers should be regularly removed to encourage the production of new ones.

Greenhouse and Frame

Borders and Beds

House Plants

As soon as blooms fade on early herbaceous perennials it is best to cut off the dead flower stems. Plant out halfhardy annuals raised under glass as soon as possible.

Leaves of foliage plants will benefit a light fine rain outside for no more than two hours. Watch out for aphids and other pests deal with them without delay.

Bulbs and Corms Remain in g b u lb s from th e sp rin g flowering should be lifted now. Dahlia tubers not yet planted should be put out now and well supported.

On summer days the temperature can rise very rapidly and to keep cool, water floors and benches twice daily.

Chatfield’s Garden & Property Services North 2, Sway Storage & Workshops Barrows Lane, Sway, Lymington Hants, SO41 6DD Tel: 01590 682828 Mobile: 07821 610923

Rock Gardens and pools Cut back old flower stems and other trailing plants to keep them trim and avoid them seeding. Continue with weeding and remove algae, weekly.

Lawns With our dry spells raise the mower blades to make the cut less close, remove the grass box for the time being. Isolated weeds can be treated again.

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Index of Advertisers & Articles Articles A graze through Upton Heath ............................ 8 Back to the seas of our grandparents’ days........ 26 Dames, Doctors and Dignitaries Dance About Face at Somerley Ball........................... 24 First Step First Anniversary ................................. 2 Gardening Tips ................................................... 28 Get Fit while the Kids have Fun........................... 12 L’Otter’ Fun at the Oceanarium .......................... 22 New products to launch at Broadview showroom in Westbourne this June ............... 6 RAC Gives One SouthWest Dealership an Award for its Service Quality Programme.................. 14 Step Up Security, Says Belvoir............................. 18 Bathrooms Young Property Development Ltd ....................... 5 Blinds & Shutters Ashley Blinds....................................................... 9 Broadview Blinds ................................................ 7 Books Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health... 29 Business Opportunities Mad4Organics .................................................... 23 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning CarPete Cleaning ................................................ 13 Cars — Recycle Dorset Motor Company ...................................... 15 Clothing Bournemouth Jeans ............................................ 27 Driving Instructors Martyn’s Driver Training..................................... 15 Embroidery & Haberdashery Pinks ................................................................... 9 Events & Attractions Beach Polo — Sandbanks ................................... 31 Charity Quiz Night .............................................. 10 Firework Nights — Sandbanks Hotel .................. 16 Tornado V — Speed Weekend ............................ 32 Exhausts Trickett Welding ................................................. 5 Financial Services Mark Vincent ...................................................... 19 Fitted Furniture Custom World..................................................... 17

Furniture Painting Classes Bergère ............................................................... 11 Garage Services Trickett Welding ................................................. 5 Garden Gifts & Services Chatfield’s Garden Services................................. 29 Coppice Tree ....................................................... 21 The Little Garden Shop........................................ 17 SoundWood Tree Consultancy ............................ 9 Home Care Christies Care ...................................................... 3 Hotels & Restaurants Sandbanks Hotel ................................................. 16 Kitchens Kitchen Facelift ................................................... 13 Young Property Development Ltd ....................... 5 Landscaping Supplies Suttles................................................................. 3 Letting Agents Belvoir................................................................. 19 Loft Services Loft Services........................................................ 11 Memorial Masons Minster Memorials ............................................. 17 Mobile Discos Upfront Disco...................................................... 17 Nursery Schools First Steps Nursery .............................................. 1 Property Maintenance Chatfield’s Property Services............................... 29 Puzzles & Competitions Prize Wordsearch................................................ 25 Reader Competition............................................ 20 Sudoku................................................................ 16 Removals Draycott Removals.............................................. 21 Shipping & Delivery Postcare.............................................................. 13 Waste Services War On Waste .................................................... 27 Windows Doors & Conservatories Richard Thomas .................................................. 7 Young Property Development Ltd ....................... 5

Football Academies Soccer Scamps .................................................... 21

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