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The Ferndown & West Parley Directory Edition 78

Photo courtesy of David Beater Photography

Published by: Debbie & Stephen Corney at Dorset Publications

Telephone: 01202 894397


Copy deadline for August 2012 edition: 25th July 2012 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 Ferndown & West Parley Directory does not offic ial ly endors e 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.

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Hello Ferndown & West Parley! I am now really sure that the water “shortage” should be well handled. Bring back the sun! We have a couple of celebrity interviews this month that should make interesting reading. Hear from Christine Bleakley on her new workout regime and Sir Richard Branson on his secrets to success. There’s also lots of local information, including news from The West Parley Parish Council and some local history. I am looking for local people’s celebrations so that we can wish you Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary or drool over the photo of your new baby. It will be a new feature in our forthcoming issues and could be a great way to wish someone a Happy Day! Also if you have a group or club you would like everyone to know more about please email your data to us. There may be many people who would love to know about you or can give some help. If you have done something good or really worth while I can also promote that for you too. We all like to hear good news! If you have any suggestions or ideas for these pages then please let me know. In the meantime do keep our advertisers busy. They like that. Many are very happy with all the calls they get from you. The Ferndown & West Parley Directory is definitely a great way to link local people and trades people together. Wishing you a great month of July… and may the sun shine! Best Wishes,


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Plant Folklore Throughout history, plants have appeared in folktales, acquiring sacred meanings and being associated with mystical powers; fairies and witches; divine spirits and demons. Fewer people nowadays are as superstitious as our ancestors, but old tales still circulate and plants still maintain symbolic value. Ragwort, a poisonous weed severely toxic to animals, is commonly linked to fairies in f o l k l o r e . Tr ad i t i o n a l l e ge n d s f ro m Scotland speak of how fairies can ride from one island to another using the stems. Fairies will also use the ragwort’s leaves to shelter from the rain on stormy nights. Even more magical is the Irish myth that horse spirits rise from the remains of ragwort which has been trodden on after sunset. Parsley has dark associations in folklore, perhaps on account of the Greeks, who used it as a funeral flower. In Hampshire, giving away the root of this herb is supposed to cause bad luck. Similarly, folk in Devon have said that moving parsley will offend the guardians of these plants; the transplanter will be punished within a year. In other regions, folk used to say that the roots of parsley reach down to hell and the devil; this was used to explain why crops refused to grow in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire in the 1800s. The yew is one of the world’s most ancient trees. Each tree can last thousands of years and drooping branches will take root in the ground and sprout new trunks. It consequently reappears in folklore as a symbol of death, rebirth and immortality: it was an important

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symbol in Celtic culture and later in the Christian era, when it was planted in churchyards with the deceased. Hundreds of churchyards in England contain yew trees which are older than the building itself - it is estimated that some yews may be up to 4000 years old but others have been planted beside churches to maintain the old tradition. For more information about wildlife and plants to see, go online at

By Judy Godsall Coming up: 18th July 2.15pm to 4pm: The Folklore of Plants – a Wednesday Walk at Kingcombe Meadows with leader Nick Gray. Learn about the fascinating folklore of the many plants that have grown in the meadows for generations, the origins of their names and their healing powers. £6 per person to include tea and cake after the walk. For more information, ring DWT’s Kingcombe Centre on 01300 320684. Kingcombe Meadows

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Dacombe & Renaut Birthday Celebrations This month Dacombe & Renaut celebrate the first anniversary of their new larger West Street showroom. Situated in central Wimborne, the store offers the latest in electrical equipment from all the leading brands. Not only have Dacombe & Renaut increased their range of LED and Plasma televisions, DVD recorders and audio equipment but have also added a large selection of fridges, freezers, washing machines and cookers. Did you know Dacombe and Renaut have been trading in Wimborne for over 80 years? They are still proud to be a family run company and pride themselves on giving the best possible after sales service, ensuring all their customers receive personal attention from their knowledgeable sales staff. Despite the economic climate, Dacombe & Renaut have enjoyed a successful first year in their new store and their slogan ‘Local Personal Service at Superstore Prices’ has never been truer now that they are part of Euronics, Europe’s largest electrical buying group. To celebrate their birthday this month, there will be many in store offers including the chance to win a free LCD Television.

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WEST PARLEY PARISH COUNCIL The Diamond Jubilee Fete We had a lucky break in the weather and the Fete was a great success. Over 1500 people enjoyed the stalls, events, music, games, dog show, food, raffles and all the traditional fun of the fair. Well over £4000 was raised for the Parley First School and the Church. Another fete is planned for 2 years time, and the new Parley Rotary will play a leading role in setting it up.

The Grand Delivery March West Parley residents had a good day out in a different sort of event on 22 June – the Grand Delivery March to the District Council offices at Furzehill. This was to deliver the Parish Council’s response, as well as residents letters, opposing the potential plan to build 520 houses in our two prized green belt fields. The

Assembling at Stocks Inn for the March

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The March to Furzehill

March made a big impact, being covered by local radio stations, BBC TV News, and the Bournemouth Echo.

Playground updates In cooperation with the Parley Sports Club we have added toilet and refreshment facilities to the playground complex. These are adjacent to the smart new patio outside the club and just across from the playground.

Websites Why not log in now and then to our lively website It has all the news on what’s up in West Parley, information on the programmes of all the clubs and societies, a volunteers page, the latest on the green belt building saga – even an up to date weather forecast! Also, you can register to be kept informed on email and given a

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Coffee Mornings These coffee mornings, started earlier in the year, have proved a successful and enjoyable way for West Parley residents to meet each other. They are held on alternate Wednesdays at 10 to 12 am at the Parley Sports Club. Next ones on 11 and 25 July.

River Stour at West Parley

Dudsbury Rings We met recently with English Heritage and the County Archaeologist at the site of our Iron Age Hill Fort. This is a scheduled ancient monument and as such has national protection. It was encouraging that E.H. and the County had ideas of preserving the site, making it easier to visit and more attractive. Views could be restored over the river Stour, and information displayed to make it easier to appreciate and understand the part that this important fort and its people played. Your Parish Council will try to take all this forward.

Grass Verges West Parley’s grass verges are one of the community’s attractive features. The reduced cutting programme this year is understandable but has not worked very well in practice. We shall be looking into the possibility of doing all or some of this ourselves.

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Keep up to date through our website: Contact us via email at: Councillors: Pat Couper, John Cullen, Geoff Dark, Chrissie Davies, Ian Davis, Richard Heaslip, Alan Macdonald, Kenny Pearce, Sheila Gooden, Simon Jordan.

Richard Heaslip Chairman

John Cullen Vice Chairman

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Andrew Lloyd is a local honest reputable electrician. He has run his company for 13 years and is fully qualified. He offers a reliable no frills electrical service and is recommended by his loyal customers with examples of photos and evidence of his high standard of work. Andrew is NICEIC approved, and Building Control Certification will be issued pursuant to Part P. All work will comply to BS7671:2008 legislation and as a trusted Age Concern tradesman Andrew is vetted by Bournemouth trading standards as part of their fair trades scheme. Whatever your wiring problem, Andrew is there to help you. He can offer fixed price electrical safety checks for householders and landlords or emergency call outs if required. Free Estimates are given for standard alterations and additions.

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Interview with Sire Richard Branson


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If I Were a Rich Man Sir Richard Branson is back with another peek into the world of the UK’s most celebrated business brain. For one of the richest men in the country, Richard Branson is about as normal a bloke as you could ever wish to meet. The chairman of the Virgin Group may have built up a personal fortune of $1.4billion over four decades - in doing so making him one of the most recognisable figures in the UK. But speaking to the 61-year-old is not how you would imagine conversing with one of the world’s most famous businessmen. “I believe in living life to the full, making the most of every single day,” Branson says in his unfailingly positive tone. “I just live for the moment, which is a cliché but it is true. I have a great life. I would be a bit sad if I didn’t make the most of it, wouldn’t I?” Branson is not wrong when he says he has a great life - you just have to look at his 74-acre Necker Island home that he shares with wife Joan to recognise that this is a man who goes by the maxim ‘work hard/play hard’. “It is my favourite place in the entire world. It was love at first sight as soon as I saw it all those years ago. It’s like being on holiday when I’m there because it is

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Sir Richard Branson such a wonderful setting and there are always parties going on. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.” Of course, the luxury has been hardearned – the rewards of positive thinking and decisive decision-making; both outstanding trademarks of Branson’s extraordinary career. From humble beginnings – Branson left school at 15 with no qualifications – he has built up a worldwide conglomerate that now has over 400 companies. Having enjoyed huge successes with products rangin g from airlin es to trainlines, mobile phones to the internet, Branson is considered the oracle on all things business. And happily for budding entrepreneurs, he has revealed his secrets in a new book Like a Virgin:

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Find us online at Secrets They Won’t Teach you at Business School. “I get sent so many questions from people – via text, via email, via tweet – that it is impossible for me to get back to everyone, so I thought I would answer everybody’s questions in one go by writing the book. And I’ve enjoyed it.” So what are Branson’s key pieces of advice? “I always think that for something to be successful, it has to be an obvious labour of love for those involved. I am passionate about all my projects because if I’m not passionate about something, why should anyone else be? “But the idea must be a great one. If you have a great idea that will improve people’s lives, then you can’t go wrong. You have to have products that people can see will make their lives better.” But it isn’t just his inspirational ideas that have marked Branson out as a visionary, it is the quality of service too, and his message is simple – go the extra mile. “You will only be a success if you are offering your customer the best they can find,” he says with certainty. “It is absolutely vital. If it’s an airline, it has to be the best. If it’s a trainline, it has to be the best. If it’s the internet, it has to be the best. And if you’re offering the best, you will earn people’s trust.” Such an incredibly diverse business roadmap may seem unlikely nowadays for the next generation of entrepreneur to follow, but Branson says that business school and qualifications are not the be all and end all for aspiring businessmen. “I learned to survive by doing it, making

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mistakes as I went along, and that can happen today. Anybody can make themselves a success – you just need the idea. And perseverance. I have had my share of failures but I’ve never let any of them put me off trying something else. You can succeed even if you’ve failed.” So what of the future? As you might expect, Branson isn’t ready for the pipe and slippers just yet. “I want to carry on, definitely,” he says merrily. “I feel fit and healthy and there is no reason for me to stop. There is still so much to achieve. Who knows what tomorrow might bring?”

Sir Richard Branson’s new book, ‘Like A Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Tell you at Business School’, published by Virgin Books, is out now.

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Supersweet Dorset blues coming soon The UK’s original blueberry plantation is opening its gates for PYO blueberry fans this summer. Eight varieties of these tasty supersweet berries will be available to pickers visiting Trehane’s plantation near Wimborne, from the early ripening Earliblue right through to the later Coville variety. Picking is anticipated to begin on 20th July and last through til the end of August. Sen sation al fresh from th e b u sh , blueberries are one of the only fruit that also freezes really well, and with little bending involved in picking from acres of established bushes, it’s easy to fill up a few punnets to eat later – or add to your favourite recipe. The nursery has also ensured some plants are under cover so there really is no reason not to enjoy top quality local fruit this summer. Alongside the fruit you’ll find a range of blueberry baked produce available to buy including the ever-popular deep-dish blueberry pie, blueberry dessert sauce with kirsch and blueberry flapjacks. The new blueberry chocolate brownies have been a particular hit at recent food shows. Anyone wanting to know more about the plantation, how blueberries first arrived in Dorset and tips on growing blueberries in beds and containers can also book on to a special Blueberry Workshop and Plantation Tour, which takes place at 2pm on 21st July and costs just £7.50, including refreshments. Hosted by horticulturist and auth or Jennifer Trehane, booking is essential, call the nursery on 01202 873490.

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Trehane Nursery is in Stapehill Road, near Wimborne. PYO opens daily whilst fruit is available from 10am – 4pm. To check availability call 01202 873490 or go online to, twitter @pyoblueberry or facebook /pyoblueberries

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Interview with Christine Cleakley


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Workouts & Weddings TV presenter Christine Bleakley opens up about a big few months ahead. With rock hard abs and a red carpetworthy body that most of us would kill for, it’s no wonder that Christine Bleakley has been named Reebok Ambassador alongside the super fit Jack Osbourne. Thames-side, with London’s iconic Tower Bridge stood behind them, the pair went head to head at the launch of the much talked about fitness initiative, pulling out burpees and squats and working with dumbbells to push their bodies to the limit. Yet after an intense workout, Christine barely breaks into a sweat. “The first time I did Crossfit, I could only do 10 burpees (that’s ‘squat thrusts’ to you and I) I couldn’t breathe afterwards!” she says. “But now I’ll be able to do maybe 25 and that’s a massive difference. You can easily set goals to quickly increase your levels of fitness.” Essentially, the idea behind CrossFit is that a series of varied functional movements performed at high intensity helps to achieve overall physical fitness – so one minute you’re doing push-ups, the next you’re lunging into squats and doing stomach crunches. “It’s very much back to basics,” says Christine.

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Christine Bleakley “There are no big scary machines that you don’t know how to use and it never gets boring because you spend 20 seconds doing one thing before moving on to something else. If you don’t have time to go to the gym, you can do this in short, sharp bursts and you can get it done in half an hour. “That said, working out with others who also want to push themselves gives the sport a real sense of community. You’re competing with the other team, but more importantly you’re always competing with yourself.”

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Find us online at Engaged to Chelsea footballer, Frank Lampard, Christine says living with a sportsman has its advantages. “We’re very supportive of each other and sometimes we work out together,” she says. “We enjoy our fitness and being relatively healthy, but we’re only healthy so that we can allow ourselves the odd treat. Nothing stops me pigging out!” Looking at Christine’s petite size 10 frame, you’d struggle to believe the TV personality was such a foodie. “Maintaining a healthy diet is everything for me,” she says. “I love food and I love cooking, because I enjoy it so much. And if I know I’m going out for dinner in the evening, I’ll do a workout that morning. It makes me feel less guilty about the pigging out bit! It all b alan ces its elf ou t as far as I’m concerned.” It’s refreshing to learn that Christine is neither diet- nor fitness-obsessed. Like most of us, she struggles to fit in a workout every day and aims for two good sessions a week. “We’re in an age where people are conscious of the way they look, but for me, more than anything, I like to exercise to clear my head,” she says. “I love emptying everything. I get very lethargic if I go a whole week without doing anything. Working out makes me feel good.” Desp ite h er imp ressi ve p h y siqu e, Christine admits there isn’t a part of her body she particularly loves. “I have bits that I potentially don’t mind on show as

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opposed to bits that I know I will always cover,” she says. “There’s never a part of my body I look at and think, ‘Yes, you’re looking good today.’” It’s reassuring to know that even the super fit have body hang-ups and, for Christine, it’s her bottom. “I need to get back into doing lots of squats over the summer,” she says. “I want to have a pert bottom by the end of August!” So has she always been so fit? An active career in the media, Christine argues, has kept her on the ball. “Before TV presenting I was a floor manager on dramas so I was constantly on the go. Lots of times I’d keep fit from running around at work, never mind doing anything else outside of it. I never considered an office job sat at a desk all day - it’s difficult when you do that because that means you need to work that little bit extra outside of work. I’ve always been very lucky in that respect.” General fitness ambitions aside, it’s no secret that Christine is in the midst of planning a wedding – so is she ready for an all-over bridal body blitz? “I’ll get the summer over with first,” she says. “I know when the big day looms, you start thinking you’ve got to fit into the dress. Panic hasn’t set in yet, undoubtedly it will, but I’m not thinking about it right now. When we get round to planning, I know Frank will be involved, so that makes the whole thing a little less daunting, I suppose!”

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What’s been happening at West Parley Rotary? West Parley rotary is now official. After our inaugural meeting on 2nd February, last month saw the club celebrate in style at their charter night dinner dance. The event was held at AFC Bournemouth, with many dignitaries in attendance to enjoy the festivities with the West Parley members. The evening was enjoyed by all....including the local fire brigade who were called out following a false alarm! During one of the few barmy summer evenings in May, 11 club members supported by their families and friends, participated in a dragon boat race against the Rotarians of Wareham. The event was held at Buddens Scout Centre, and after a rather soggy start (Parley capsized during the initial race), Parley rowed to victory, winning the annual inter club trophy. West Parley is now responsible for organising next year’s competition with other Rotarians......any offers? The club was well represented at the West Parley Jubilee fete at the beginning of June. In all, we had 4 stalls (Tombola, football, horseshoe and golfing games) and raised almost £700 towards the local school and church charities. This was the first event of its kind for West Parley rotary and it was a great opportunity to showcase our

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capabilities, whilst having fun and raising money for local causes, proving we are a vibrant and active organisation that epitomises the Rotary ideal of "Service Before Self” We are currently busy preparing for our charity auction, which will be held at Parley Sports and Social club on Friday, 6th July at 7pm. Everyone is invited to what promises to be a fun night. There will be 60 – 70 lots available, ranging in size, with items such as theatre tickets, chauffeur trips to Heathrow, driving lessons, signed and framed football shirts, Centre Parcs tickets, and sports memberships. As the latest forward thinking rotary club to the district, we are keen to welcome like minded locals (both male and female) aged 30 and over, to join us at our weekly meetings, which are held at Parley Sports and Social Club, from 7pm each Thursday. From July we will also be recruiting those aged18 – 30, to newly formed Roteract meetings which will be held on a Monday evening. For more information on either of these meetings, please contact Ian Pounds on 01202 894488, or come along at 7pm one Thursday, to find out what we’re all about....everyone is welcome and we’d love to meet you.

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What to do in your Garden in July Now that we have reached July the garden should really be taking off. That also means, unfortunately that weeds will be doing the same and this is A Ladybird on a stem of grass something that must be kept must be kept on top of, and unless you use chemical pesticides in your garden the only way to keep them in check is good old fashioned weeding by hand. While you are at this task keep an eye out for pests, pick them off and dispose of them in the bin not the compost heap. Don’t mistake Ladybirds (for a pest as they are beneficial to the garden as they eat aphids. This wont work if you use chemical bug sprays. To encourage them plant some of the following: Angelica, Caraway, Cilantro, scented Geraniums, Tansies and Yarrow. Jobs to be done in the garden this month include the following: • Prune Spring flowering shrubs such as Weigela, Kolkwitzia and Wisteria, reduce their size by a third. You can also prune Apricot, Cherry and Plum trees at this time to help prevent Silver Leaf Disease. • Clip Box, Euonymus and Privet hedges. • Dead head perennials, summer bedding flowers and hanging baskets to keep them looking fresh and encourage further blooming. • Keep your eye out for Clematis wilt which shows in wilting leaves and black discolouration of the stems and leaves. If you spot this cut out and safely dispose of the infected part. • Continue to tie up the new shoots on Climbers to encourage them to go where you want them to, not where they might wander.

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When you have done all this one additional thing you might consider, even if your garden is “fully stocked”, and that is have a wander around various Garden Centres. Keep a notebook and pen with you and note down any varieties that would make a good addition to your garden in the future. If you are wise you will choose a place that has a Café in it so that after a good go round you can nip in, sit down with a latte or a cup of tea and a sticky bun and contemplate all the changes you could make to improve your garden even more. “Oh the calories” do I hear you cry? But you’ve already weeded and walked Beautiful Cosmos those off.

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History of West Parley


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History of West Parley and the village grew slowly through the centuries but even in the 1930s there were still only 400 residents. The village is one of many settlements in the Stour valley, such as Kinson, Throop, Canford and Holdenhurst developing as small agricultural communities on better soils than the surrounding heath. Much of our local history is still shown in the landscape. There are a number of old farm houses in the village and some field boundaries on both the Stour valley fields and on Parley Common show their medieval origins. Evidence of former clay pits showing the village brick industry are still to be found. The village has a dark past to it as well. Like many other small villages local Original Ferndown Road Bridge, c.1910 people were involved in smuggling and there are old tracks through the village used by smugglers on their way inland from the coast. There was a gallows and gibbet for dealing with those who did not escape the law. New Road Bridge, c.1923

West Parley has an ancient history with continuous settlement here for over 5000 years. Neolithic worked flints and axe heads have been found, there are 3 Bronze Age burial barrows and the huge Dudsbury Rings Iron Age fort is some 3000 years old. The early settlements are the same age as the Pyramids in Egypt. All Saints Church retains some of its Saxon features and the village name is Saxon. Some 60 inhabitants were recorded in the Norman Doomesday Book

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An unusual view of New Road, Ferndown looking towards Parley Cross.

West Parley was a quiet, self sufficient backwater until the Stour was crossed by a bridge in 1910. The connection between Ferndown and Bournemouth created a surge in development, especially after WW2 and there are now some 1500 houses and 3000 residents here. Although now dominated by the 2 main roads there are still many parts of the village where it is easy to imaging what life was like hundreds of years ago. Residents have shown a keen interest in village history and there is a wealth of knowledge held by older residents who have lived here all their life. The Parish Council is proposing to raise awareness of our heritage and therefore the village identity in a number of ways. The last full history

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of the village was done some 90 years ago and a new full written history is due. There is no signage around our historic buildings and monume nts to ex pl ai n t hese features and their context. Funding will be sought for this work a s a comm uni t y pro je ct a nd residents can be come involved by sharing their recollections and knowledge and providing support. John Cullen

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West Parley Pull the other one‌ Townswomen’s Guild West Parley Townswomen's Morning Guild's next meeting at on 1 August will include a talk on 'Spice up your life' by Ron Taylor. The Friendship Group's topic will be 'Mexican Train'. The Gardening, Luncheon and Skittles Clubs will be having their usual meetings during the month. The main Guild meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 10am in the West Parley Memorial Hall. Visitors are very welcome.

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Strawberries, which by now should be well in season, are unripened on the damp ground. Already many growers are getting covered in grey mould. The other famous Christian hymn "Hark the herald angels sing" was originally written "Hark, how all the author, John Byrom, who lived in 1745, had a favourite daughter, Dolly. Before the war 35% of working women were single. Now its the other way round - 65% are married. A big change in womens lives. By examining a salmons scales under a microscope, the scientists can determine its age by counting rings on tree trunks. The other day I discovered a way to clean your oven if it has burned spots in it. Put ammonia and water in a bowl and sit in the oven.

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Close encounters of the wild kind News from the New Forest Wildlife Park Wildlife adventure for all the family Visitors to New Forest Wildlife Park will be able to experience some close encounters of the wild kind this summer. The park’s guides will be holding special animal encounter sessions several times a day on Tuesdays and Thursdays, allowing visitors to get up close to some the park’s wildlife. Depending on the day, visitors will be able to meet regulars such as Sammy the Sika deer, Dotty and Freda the fallow deer and other animals such as barn owls, ferrets and hedgehogs. Guides will tell visitors some fascinating facts about the creatures featured and there’ll be a New Forest Wildlife Park Education Guide chance to ask questions and find out all you’ve Mandy Abery with rescued hedgehog ever wanted to know about some of the park’s wonderful wildlife. In celebration of this summer’s sporting events there’ll also be a Wildlife Winners Quiz, with facts about amazing animal athletics. Work is also underway to build New Forest Wildlife Park’s new mini adventure playground for the little ones. Modelled on the park’s amazing new Go Wild! adventure playground, it will feature the same adventurous swings, log jumbles, climbing ropes, spider nets and more, only smaller. Go Wild!, which covers nearly an acre of woodland, took six months to build and cost nearly a quarter of a million pounds, has been a big hit for visitors of all ages. Designed for children from age 6 years upwards, it has also proved irresistible to many grown-ups, from 45-year-old dads to 80-year-old grandmothers. New Forest Wildlife Park is owned by Roger and Carol Heap, who have been involved in wildlife conservation for over 30 years. It has lynx, foxes, wallabies, European bison, badgers, wolves, deer, otters, owls, wild boar, ferrets, pine marten, polecats, adders, harvest mice and A tiny baby Hedgehog more, plus a tropical butterfly house. There are regular timed feeding sessions and Keeper Experience days are also available. The New Forest Wildlife Park is at Deerleap Lane, Longdown, Marchwood, Southampton, SO41 4UH

Tel: 02380 292408

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“There’s nothing more distressing after losing a parent than finding out that their savings did not need to be spent on their care home fees. The system has let many people down very badly indeed.” This is the view of Jonathan Anderson, an experienced Will and Trust Specialist and founder of Jonathan is currently progressing dozens of compensation assessments in the south of England where the lack of standardised criteria used in assessing who pays Nursing Home fees has potentially left families tens of thousands of pounds worse off. “Unfortunately differences in assessment between different UK Health Authorities has created a postcode lottery in whether the Primary Care Trust (PCT) or individuals have had to pay for care” Jonathan explained. “The Government has acknowledged that this has been unfair and have set aside a billion pounds in compensation.“ Compensation claims are open to anyone who was/is paying for residential care from April 2004 but there are deadlines to register cases, the earliest of which is September 2012.

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“If you think that the fee assessment was not properly handled then it’s imperative to start the ball rolling now” Jonathan told us. “Our no win no fee policy means there is absolutely no barrier to anyone starting the process.” Once a case is accepted, a home visit prepares all the paperwork and all cases are submitted with an expert medical report produced by Senior Medical Practioners with experience of elderly care. “Compensation is not going to bring back a relative who has sadly passed away but helping to recover a financial legacy that was lost due to poor PCT practices is very important for the families left behind.”

Jonathan Anderson

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Electricians Holmes Electrical ...................15 Agate Electrical......................33 Andrew Lloyd.........................16 H. E. Electrical........................20 Power & Light Electrical.........37 STN Electricals ....................... 7 Embroidery & Haberdashery Pinks ......................................12 Financial Services Kingston PTM ........................12 Fitted Furniture Custom World........................13 Select Interiors .......................25 Funeral Directors Cooperative Funeralcare........30 Garage Services Longham Motor Engineers ....32 Garden Services Avon Landscaping..................39 Brookside Garden Services.....14 Douglas Hutchins...................12 Jon Stokes Garden Service ..... 5 RHV........................................17 Gas Engineers Tidy Pipe Services...................27 Home Care Ferndown Care Services.........47 Jobs Distributors Wanted ..............42 Kitchens K&B Installations ................... 8 Select Interiors .......................25 Landscaping Supplies Suttles.................................... 1 The Stone Zone ......................48 Legal Advice Nursing Home Fees................45 Lofts Loft Services...........................15

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Mobility Services Discount Mobility Company .. 25 Painters & Decorators Different Strokes ................... 23 Pest Services Prevent Pest .......................... 39 Pick Your Own... Blueberries: Trehane ............. 26 Plumbing and Heating CM Lovegrove ....................... 8 H2OT Heating ........................ 22 PLH Heating .......................... 14 Tidy Pipe Services .................. 27 Pond Services The Koi Shop.......................... 20 Property Maintenance Brilec ..................................... 30 John Stevens Property Care... 8 Pubs & Restaurants The Kings Arms...................... 20 Puzzles & Competitions Prize Wordsearch .................. 35 Sudoku .................................. 32 Roofing Brian James Roofing.............. 23 Dunkley Roofing .................... 31 J Meechan Roofing................ 43 Rayner Roofing...................... 21 Sewing Machine Repairs S. Ford Sewing Machines....... 33 Shopping Discover Westbourne ............ 24 Storage SDC Self Storage.................... 34 Tiling Steady Tiling.......................... 22 TV Sales, Rental & Repair Dacombe & Renaut ............... 9 Upholsterers Custom Covers ...................... 34 Window Cleaners RCS Window Cleaning ........... 40 Windows, Doors & Conservatories Profile 3................................. 43 Select PVCU........................... 2

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The Ferndown & West Parley Directory - July 2012  

July 2012 edition of The Ferndown & West Parley Directory