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Delivered FREE around the town In this issue: Win a meal for two in The Kings Arms at Longham Knoll Gardens launches new grass Local Business Directory Dorset Wildlife Trust: Darting Dragonflies Short Story: Setting a Good Example Win tickets to Broadway Showtunes Martin Lewis: Bank Accounts Christchurch & East Dorset Go Electric New Forest Show 2014 Adventures of Nellie

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4 Dear Neighbours, We have an information and fun packed Directory Edition 99 for you this month. Please read our short story written by local writer Paula Williamson. I hadn’t read it, and Stephen told me he liked it, apparently even from a man’s perspective it made him smile. So I read it too and yes, he was Debbie & Stephen Corney right...and so is Paula (from with our son, Hayden my viewpoint). I am off to the wardrobe right away! Also inside, electric cars are launched in Christchurch and East Dorset, The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals talk about their shared beliefs and have some useful data for you, the dragon flies are out again, the New Forest Show will soon be upon us, Nellie had a top to toe polish and Crazy Golf Courses has a crazy offer for you! There is a lot going on. Of course there is our usual prize wordsearch and the winner of the meal for two at the Kings Arms last month is L. Thornes - we hope you have a wonderful night out. Our local trades and service people would all love to hear from you. Keeping the work local hugely helps our economy, which keeps all the wheels turning. If you have used one of our advertisers and want to let us know how good they were, please email or send us the data. We can publish this for others to see. If you have a company yourself and want to advertise locally then please let us know too. As you know, we give free space to local charities and clubs so do get in touch and let us help you. Stephen and I hope you have a great month of June and the weather is good so we can all get out and about. Very best wishes,

Welcome...

The Ferndown & West Parley Directory

Debbie & Stephen Corney Published by: Stephen & Debbie Corney at Dorset Publications Telephone: 01202 894397 Email: info@ferndowndirectory.co.uk Copy deadline for the July 2014 edition: 25th June 2014 Cover photo: Girl under blossom tree

In this issue... Where is Nellie?........................12 Knoll Gardens launch new grass....16 Christchurch & East Dorset Partnership go electric....................18 LawSpot....................................22 Dorset Wildlife Trust..................28 Motoring: Fiat 500L Trekking.....36 The Adventures of Nellie............38 New Forest Show......................40 Puzzle Corner...........................42 The Way to Happiness: Be Worthy of Trust.....................44 Waggy Tails Rescue...................48 Prize Wordsearch......................51 Bournemouth & District Multiple Sclerosis Society..........52 Martin Lewis: Bank Accounts.....54 Recipe: Pizza Turnovers................56 Short Story: Setting a Good Example...........................58 Reader Competition: Broadway Showtunes...............60 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 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.


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Excellent care for every patient... every day, everywhere We started 2014 focusing on a new direction for our organisation; to consistently provide high quality care across all of our services. We focused on shaping a new vision (or aim) for our hospitals and redefining what is important to us as we go about our daily work – our values. Our values are shared beliefs that are important in the way we work. They impact on what we do and say, how we say it and how we look when we speak to patients, carers and each other. We worked with 300 members of staff, public and patients through workshops and surveys to redefine both our vision and our values. We want to deliver excellent care for every patient, every day, everywhere. To do this, we will endeavour to live by four key values: Communicate - Say it, Hear it, Do it! We take time to listen, asking open questions to better understand and keep us all informed. Improve - Change it! We always look for ways to improve what we do. Teamwork - Share it! We are one team working together to achieve the best outcome for everyone. Pride - Show it! We are proud of who we are and the care we provide together. There are staff across our hospitals who already live by these values every day. Our aim is to ensure that we all live by them every day and for every patient. In the Developing our Values workshops you told us you would like to be able to recognise the efforts of our staff. Here are just two of the ways you can do just that: #ThankYou! We have launched #ThankYou! – an online staff recognition site which enables you to thank a member of staff that you think deserves recognition for the care you have received. It takes two minutes of your time to submit a thank you and we will make sure the individual is aware of your nomination. You can access #ThankYou at www.rbch.nhs.uk Nominate your unsung hero Do you know an individual or team that works tirelessly in our hospitals, goes the extra mile or has made an outstanding contribution? If so you can now nominate them for an Unsung Hero Award as part of our 2014 Pride Awards. Enter online at www.rbch.nhs.uk

Gary Cupin, Housekeeping Assistant Communicate - Say it, Hear it, Do it! “On Ward 11 the whole multidisciplinary team builds a rapport with patients and their families to ensure they’re fully aware of any changes in their care and treatment.” Marie Miller, Practice Educator, Ward 10/11

Improve - Change it! “Our clinical and IT staff are joining forces to improve patient care and enhance practice. We have successfully implemented eNEWs, which enables patients to have their condition monitored via an electronic system. It automatically alerts staff if they start to deteriorate, enabling a quicker clinical response, improving safety and enhancing patient care.” Lisa Brinkman, IT Specialist Nurse

Teamwork - Share it! “In March some of our doctors organised a number of sport challenges at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital to stimulate some inter-professional and interdisciplinary team working outside of the wards. We had a good turnout and raised over £200 for charity.” Tamsin Lillie, Junior Doctors’ President

Pride - Show it! Every month staff working in our Emergency Department nominate a member of the housekeeping team to acknowledge who has taken pride in their work and gone above and beyond their duties. Gary Cupin, the nominee for May, said: “Taking pride in my work for me means being happy and satisfied when my area is clean.”


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Where is Nellie? Do you know the South of England? Can you recognise these places? These are just some of the sights that Nellie, the rather large Dorset Publications Campervan has travelled to in just the last month! The answers are at the bottom of the page so you can immediately see if you are right. Most are easy, but one or two maybe a challenge‌? Have a go and see how many places you know! You can also follow her... whereisnellie @whereisnellie

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New grass smokes and smoulders in the sun Pennisetum ‘Dark Desire’ is the latest release from Knoll Gardens, the UK’s leading ornamental grass specialist Launched to coincide with the end of Chelsea Flower Show, ‘Dark Desire’ is a new fountain grass with bright green foliage. It has been named for its freelyproduced, rather large, bottlebrushlike flowers. Initially red-tinged, these quickly take on purplish to almost black tones that can seem to smoke and smoulder in the morning or evening sun. Its release, part of an on-going programme to select plants well-suited to the UK climate, marks the beginning of Neil Lucas’s 20th anniversary celebrations at Knoll Gardens. “There are many fountain grasses, and all are beautiful”, said Neil. “Their fluffy caterpillar-like flowers seem to explode from the foliage in an enthusiastic fountain of flower from mid-summer onwards, but as they originate in warmer climes they have tended not to flower reliably in our damper weather and only a comparatively small selection has been grown successfully here in the UK. We have selected Pennisetum ‘Dark Desire’ from the species Pennisetum alopecuroides because it has no such inhibitions. It produces masses of flowers from high summer onwards and we believe it will be a wonderful new addition to the palette of fountain grasses we can use to great effect in our gardens. “We have watched ‘Dark Desire’ perform over a number of years

as we have trialled it on our nursery and in the garden at Knoll and it really does have the most amazing, large purplish black bottlebrush flowers. In the newly extended gravel garden we have backed it with the vivid purple Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ – with stunning results”. Pennisetum ‘Dark Desire’ will revel in sunny, dry, well-drained conditions, growing to a height and width of around 90cm. A perfect match for sunny dry areas, containers and roof gardens it associates easily with many other sunloving perennials, is long-lived and very easy to maintain.It costs £8.00 for a 2 litre pot. For more information visit www.knollgardens.co.uk or call the nursery on 01202 873931.

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The Christchurch and East Dorset Partnership launches electric cars The Christchurch and East Dorset Partnership has launched two electric cars thanks to funding from Dorset County Council’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund. The two Nissan Leaf vehicles will be used by the Partnership’s Civil Enforcement Officers as they travel between locations across Christchurch and East Dorset. A grant of £21,000 was given by the County Council as part of the Three Towns Travel project. This was supplemented by a government PlugIn Car Grant of £5000 for each vehicle. The full life cost of the two vehicles over five years will be £36,000 less than two diesel-powered vans. The electric cars are ideal for the Civil Enforcement officers as their car park duties involve short journeys during the day. The cars can then be recharged overnight. Cllr Margaret Phipps, portfolio holder for the Environment at Christchurch Borough Council, said: “The cars

achieve an equivalent of over 260 miles to the gallon, attract a zero road fund licence and have cheaper servicing due to fewer moving parts. Adding the running cost savings to the environmental benefits means these vehicles are ideal for the councils.” Cllr Mike Dyer, lead member for the Environment at East Dorset District Council, added: “One of our Corporate Plan objectives is to lead by example in our own environmental performance. Having these zero-emission vehicles will reduce the carbon impact of our services and cut air pollution.” Cllr Peter Finney from Dorset County Council said: “This project by the Christchurch and East Dorset Partnership is an ideal example of providing sustainable means of transport in the county. We were pleased to be able to finance it from our Sustainable Transport Fund.”

Electric cars launched by Christchurch and East Dorset Partnership. Left to right – Jonathan Ross, Engineering and Parking Manager at Christchurch and East Dorset Councils, Cllr Peter Finney (Dorset County Council), Cllr Margaret Phipps (Christchurch Borough Council), Cllr Mike Dyer (East Dorset District Council) and Lindsay Cass, Head of Property and Engineering at Christchurch and East Dorset Councils


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Law Spot ...providing the answers

to your legal questions

Every month the solicitors and lawyers at Harold G Walker will be providing answers to your questions about the law. I’m replacing my broken fence but my neighbour says it’s in the wrong place and he’s going to make a complaint.

before commencing work so as to ensure difficulties do not later arise either as regards the materials used or the position and placement of new posts, fences or walls.

The most common reason for conflict between neighbours is a dispute over a boundary. Boundary disputes can be lengthy, costly and often difficult to resolve.

Some may even be tempted not to restore, for example a damaged hedge and to take the opportunity to scrub it out altogether and reinstate in some other form. Early discussions and sensitivity towards adjoining owners is essential to avoid misunderstandings and disputes. It is often forgotten that frequently a fence or hedge that has become overgrown does not necessarily delineate the true boundary between properties.

In the spate of the recent atrocious weather, many boundary fences will have been blown over. Trees will have fallen damaging hedges, fences and brick walls. Insurance policies may not respond in all cases and the responsibility will lie with the tree, fence or wall owner or joint owners to effect repairs and to restore the boundaries.

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Frequently the precise location of the boundary will be obvious and communication with any adjoining owners is essential

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If agreement cannot be reached, the best way to determine the legal boundary is by looking at the oldest conveyance deed of the property. Subject to the wording of the deed, the plan attached to the conveyance may have measurements, a description of the boundary in question or “T” marks showing who owns a boundary feature. These days however the deeds are not always available. It is always sensible to periodically review the provisions contained in the Last Will to consider if any change in your circumstances has altered the contents of your Will. Changes can flow from a variety of events such as if you marry or divorce; the birth or adoption of children; a significant change to your financial status; a desire to add or change beneficiaries; or the death or incapacity of a named Executor or Trustee. Lastly steer away from home made Wills and always seek legal advice with regard to any changes you need to make.

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Darting Dragonflies With summer at long last here it is rewarding to watch some of the richly coloured wildlife that is now about, such as the dragonflies and damselflies darting about over our ponds and water courses. Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is carrying out surveys of these short-lived species in the Purbeck region, during the coming months. Having been living as larvae in a water bed, sometimes for a number of years, once hatched these ephemeral fliers may survive for only a few weeks; even the largest dragonflies, for example, will live for a maximum period of two months only. The survey last month revealed some of the first of the species to be on the wing, such as the Large Red and Azure damselflies, Banded Damoiselles, as well as the Four Spotted Chaser dragonfly. Ali Quinney, carrying out the surveys for DWT, says, “On our first day of recording we were fortunate to have a really calm, bright sunny day, the perfect conditions in which to spot these beautiful creatures. Later we shall expect to see Darters, various Hawkers and hopefully some rarities; on Tadnoll Brook, the chalk stream that runs through our Tadnoll & Winfrith heathland nature reserve, we may well see Golden Ringed dragonflies.”

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Four Spotted Chaser by Ken Dolbear MBE It is often asked how one can spot the difference between a dragonfly and a damselfly. The former has a more robust body shape and flies faster, whereas the latter is more slender and dainty in its movements, tending to ‘float’ rather than to fly. Another distinguishing factor is to watch when they settle, when the dragonfly stays poised with wings outspread and the damselfly retracts its wings over its body length. Work is to continue at DWT’s Tadnoll & Winfrith reserve, subject to planning approval, to create two more scrapes there, to encourage more of these species and other water orientated wildlife. The survey work that is now taking place is proving greatly beneficial to our existing knowledge of the wildlife in the area and all records are passed to Dorset Environmental Records Centre (DERC). Any ad-hoc reports of both dragonflies and damselflies sightings, especially if accompanied by good quality photographic images, may be sent to the Dorset Dragonfly Group at: www.dorsetdragonflies.org.uk/recording For more information about dragonflies, damselflies or other wildlife please contact DWT on 01305 264620 or visit our website: www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk By Giles Harbottle


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              

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      

          

       

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       

   

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  

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     

  

  

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auto Motoring

BIOGRAPHIES

FIAT 500L Trekking 1.6 Multijet By Tim Barnes-Clay, Motoring Writer

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The Fiat 500L Trekking combines a fashionable look with special grip gadgetry called Traction+, which helps the car handle difficult and dicey surfaces. Under conditions of low or zero traction, the system detects slip, making it easy to maintain directional stability and control. The car is slow and cumbersome to begin with, but the technology certainly inspires confidence during bad driving conditions.

wheels which were fitted with mud and snow tyres.To emphasise its outdoor disposition, the Fiat also has specific front and rear bumpers, a skid-plate and fog lights which help give it a rugged look.

The fresh model offers the same functional and practical qualities of the standard Fiat 500L, but has a more upright look. This is because the Italian automaker has raised the car’s suspension to enable it to drive over rough ground more effectively.

If you’re concerned about the wellbeing of you and your passengers then the Fiat will certainly tick your box. It’s one of the safest motors on the road today, as demonstrated by its prestigious Euro NCAP 5-star rating. In fact the 500L Trekking is the first car in the Fiat range to provide City Brake Control as standard. This system is designed to reduce the effects of low-speed collision in traffic. It’s clever stuff.

Features on the 500L includes a touchscreen radio with Bluetooth, six airbags, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), cruise control, leather gearknob and steering wheel, dual zone climate control, side mouldings, parking sensors, electric windows, automatic lights with rain sensors, front fog lights and rear armrest. The Fiat also has hightech fabric seat upholstery with eco-leather inserts.

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Adventures of Nellie

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The Adventures of Nellie The Dorset Publications Camper Van Harry at Top Shine Valet had done such a great job in valeting my little blue Citroen recently that we thought Nellie deserved a polish after all her hard work. (She has been a very busy girl!) Harry absolutely takes pride in doing the best job possible for his clients. He uses high quality wax and pays attention to detail, including painting the wheels to give a very professional finish. Nellie has never looked so good! A top to toe, full manicure, pedicure and facial in fact… including a deep clean massage. All from a dishy looking young bloke! What more could a girl want? Harry has these tips and advice for you when cleaning your car or van… “When washing your car ensure you start from the top, going down and leaving the lower parts till last as this is were most of the dirt collects. “Avoid using a sponge as small pieces of grit and dirt will stay in the pores of it and make fine, swirl like scratches on your vehicle. As an alternative use a lambs wool or microfibre wash mit. These are less likely to pick up abrasive grit. “Avoid washing in direct sunlight as you will find that your soap will dry quickly. Wash in the shade. The paintwork is cooler and you will have more time to clean without having to worry about your

Harry gets a deep shine on Nellie soap leaving stubborn drying marks and spots. “Rinse the vehicle with clean water first to remove excess mud and grit. When you have finished do not throw the remainder of your wash bucket over the vehicle. Instead use a chamois or microfibre drying towel. “Do not use washing up liquid or detergents as they strip wax from your paintwork and speed up oxidation and fading of the paintwork. This could even contribute towards rust. Instead use a high quality PH neutral shampoo that gives a nice glossy finish.” So, if you want a really good clean to your car both

Harry and his van with Nellie all spruced up


39 inside and out then Nellie highly recommends Top Shine Valeting. She was so shiny after her waxing that the whole house could be seen in reflection in her paint. It was quite remarkable. There is a £10 discount on a full valet and a £5 discount on a mini-valet available if you mention ‘Nellie at Dorset Publications’, so don’t miss out on the offer! You can contact Harry at Top Shine Valeting on 01202 855933 or 07825 157200. Also take a look at his website at www.topshinevaleting.com. We deliberately had Nellie polished by Harry at Top Shine Valeting especially for our great weekend at the Vdub at the Pub Festival last month! Though Nellie isn’t a VW she is rather cute, if somewhat overweight. She really shined amongst the other vans! The atmosphere in the Wimborne FC area was great: friendly, family orientated, spirit of play and the sun was shining! Hayden found two friends and they spent their time running around, playing games, on and off the bouncy castles, body zorbing and even watching a film in the friend’s converted VW. Stephen and I had time to lay around and sunbathe which I have to say is a rarity. We weren’t as prepared as usual though having worked on the magazines almost right up to leaving. This was definitely a lesson to learn! What I had done, I had very carefully packed the food…salad, tinned tuna, hot dogs, beans, all in preparation for our Nellie picnics.

Arrrr! Hayden after seeing Alfredo El Mago

Meeting Fiffi at Vdub at the Pub What I hadn’t done was pack the tin opener or any pans! It is amazing how needed they were with what I had packed, and salad for breakfast, lunch and dinner just gets boring. Fortunately there was a food tent and the breakfast there was a welcome sight. The neighbours in the caravan behind us were really accommodating too and lent us a pan for the evening, so the hot dogs didn’t go to waste. Anyway, what we have decided to do now, in light of this experience, is have two of everything, one set in Nellie and a separate set in the house. That way I don’t have to worry about it! It is all a learning curve as the saying goes… Hayden slept the best he has done that night in Nellie. The last time we went camping in the New Forest, Hayden had developed tooth ache literally just before leaving and that was an interesting night with him up every hour and then a trip to the dentists. This time all was well and we all slept until after 8am. Hoorah! There were some really interesting vans at this Festival and one of the cutest was Fiffi the Ice Cream Van! What a great idea. On the sunny day we had she was a very popular van to visit! So camping at a festival was a new experience for us and one we really enjoyed. Live music, family fun and a great atmosphere. Nellie highly recommends it. Where will Nellie go next…? By Debbie Corney whereisnellie

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Hampshire’s Hands-On County Show The New Forest and Hampshire County Show is an annual agricultural show held for three days at the end of July at New Park, Brockenhurst in Hampshire. The aim of the Show is to create a great family day our bringing together a celebration of traditional country pursuits, crafts, produce and entertainment. This year it is taking place on 29th, 30th & 31st July and there is an exciting line-up of events for all the family to enjoy! The theme this year is ‘Hands On’ so come and live the country for a day. Roll up your sleeves, don your walking boots and get stuck in with all the hands-on activities that we have on offer! Try your hand at milking a cow, making a scarecrow, holding a day old chick, voting for your favourite feathered friend in the Poultry Tent and watching the amazing Jamie Squibb in action on his motorbike in our main ring. BBC South are returning for another year and are bringing their fully operational television studio where you can record your own version of the daily news, including a weather green screen and autocue! Watch close up how television programmes are made with the professionals and meet the local presenters! Visit the Forest Fun Factory which runs a full programme of events between 10am and 4.30pm and be entertained by clowns, choirs, dance acts and much more! Head over to our Show Farm where the children can get up close and personal with all sorts of farmyard animals, pop in to our Countryside Area for Terrier and Ferret racing and sit in the incredible machines in the Old Time Farming section. Perhaps one of the most visited places on the showground are the food tents offering top quality items and the Local Food and Farming area where the county’s top producers can be found. Here, not only will you find a huge variety of the best produce of Hampshire, but

also lots of opportunities to have tastings from the cookery demonstrations held there. There are also over 600 trade stands providing one of the most varied and unusual goods and produce – from large commercial companies to small local businesses, for those of you looking to make that special purchase. One area not to be missed is the Flower Show which is one of the most stunning must-see parts that the Show lays on. It is Hampshire’s answer to the Chelsea Flower Show, boasting beautifully landscaped gardens, Sweet Pea classes and Flower Arranging competitions as well as the Southern Vegetable Championships and displays of plants and flowers from trade nurseries. If you want to keep up to date with news of the Show, details of the events taking place at New Park, exciting goings on that are happening locally as well competitions to win tickets then sign-up to receive our monthly e-newsletter by visiting our website: www.newforestshow.co.uk We are also on Facebook and Twitter if you want to follow us for daily news from the team. For more information about the Show, please visit our website www.newforestshow.co.uk where you can also take advantage of 10% off advanced tickets bought online before 21st July. If it’s a countryside experience you’re after, the Show’s about to begin!

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Canine Foster Carers Urgently Needed!! Could you make a short term commitment to look after a dog until a new home can be found?

We are in great need of more foster homes for the waifs and strays that we are asked to take in. It is never possible to help them all but we could help more dogs if we had more foster carers. Fostering can sometimes suit people who have owned and loved dogs but do not want the commitment of a full-time dog. You should be: • at home most of the day • experienced with dogs • calm in a crisis • able to take the dog to the vet when required and to our monthly Open Days • able to work as part of a voluntary team to find the right home for the dog in your care Short term fostering requires looking after a dog as if it were your own (whilst trying not to fall in love with it) for as long as it takes to find a new home for it. This can be a few days or weeks. You will assess the dog to see what kind of permanent home will suit it and give it some basic training in partnership with our dog trainer Denise and groom, exercise it etc.

Waggy Tails Rescue will provide the necessary veterinary treatment, equipment, food and unlimited advice, so your main cost will be patience, understanding and lots of love. Please call Waggy Tails office on 01202 875000 between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday or 10am and noon on Saturdays.

WAGGY TAILS RESCUE ANNUAL FUN DOG SHOW This is being held on the 21st June 2014 at West Parley Memorial Hall & Recreation Ground. Christchurch Road, BH22 8 SQ. Commencing 12 noon. Come along for some fun and games. For more information please contact the office on 01202 875000. For more information: Tel: 01202 875000 Web: www.waggytails.org.uk Email: admin@waggytails.org.uk Donations can be sent to: Waggy Tails Rescue, Helens House, 143 Magna Rd, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3AW


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14. BE WORTHY OF TRUST Unless one can have confidence in the reliability of those about one, he himself is at risk. When those he counts upon let him down, his own life can become disordered and even his own survival can be put at risk. Mutual trust is the firmest building block in human relationships. Without it, the whole structure comes down. Trustworthiness is a highly esteemed commodity. When one has it, one is considered valuable. When one has lost it, one may be considered worthless. One should get others around one to demonstrate it and earn it. They will become much more valuable to themselves and others thereby.

14-1. KEEP YOUR WORD ONCE GIVEN When one gives an assurance or promise or makes a sworn intention, one must make it come true. If one says he is going to do something, he should do it. If he says he is not going to do something, he should not do it. One’s regard for another is based, in no small degree, on whether or not the person keeps his or her word. Even parents, for instance, would be surprised at the extent they drop in the opinion of their children when a promise is not kept. People who keep their word are trusted and admired. People who do not are regarded like garbage. Those who break their word often never get another chance. A person who does not keep his word can soon find himself entangled and trapped in all manner of “guarantees” and “restrictions” and can even find himself shut off from normal relations with others. There is no more thorough self-exile from one’s fellows than to fail to keep one’s promises once made.

One should never permit another to give his or her word lightly. And one should insist that when a promise is made, it must be kept. One’s own life can become very disordered in trying to associate with people who do not keep their promises. It is not a casual matter.

The way to happiness is much, much easier to travel with people one can trust. This is an excerpt from The Way to Happiness book, for information about this book and programs go to www.twth.org © 2014 DORSET PUBLICATIONS. All Rights Reserved. Grateful acknowledgement is made to L. Ron Hubbard Library for permission to reproduce a selection from the copyrighted works of L. Ron Hubbard. THE WAY TO HAPPINESS and the ‘Road and Sun’ design are trademarks owned by L. Ron Hubbard Library in the USA and in other countries (trademark registrations issued and other registrations pending) and are used with permission.


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We believe in working as a team with all members of our staff and patients, giving our practice a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, reducing the stresses and anxieties which can sometimes be associated with dental treatment. Prevention is better than cure, and our aim is to help you look after your teeth and gums at home, as well as within our practice. We have recently upgraded the practice to a more modern environment, and have capacity to take on a number of new patients. We are a private practice offering Denplan Care and Denplan Essentials schemes from only £13.33 per month, to help you to budget for your dental care. 20% off New Patient Oral Health Assessment

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Community News

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Bournemouth & District Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Osborne Centre at Church Lane, West Parley, has just received an urgently needed brand new replacement for one of their minivans, which transports sufferers from the disease to and from the centre. The new van cost £32,000 and was handed over by Steve Newby of distributors Red Kite to the Centre Chairman, John Astley as you can see here. The money for the van was raised locally by several supportive groups and individuals, including:Pauline and June Brewer Lloyds Bank Community Fund Crane Valley Golf Club J P Morgan Bmth, Poole, Parkstone & Verwood Rotary Clubs Ferndown Inner Wheel & Lodge West Parley Parish Council R C. Smith The centre and all those that can now benefit wish to say a big “thank you” to all who contributed.

How To Be A Kidpreneur: Keep Your Room Clean! Doing chores can be a bore, but it doesn’t have to be! Did you know that one of the most important steps of being a Kidpreneur is being responsible? Sometimes it’s easy to let your room get really messy. You forget to make your bed one day, the next day you don’t hang up your clothes and pretty soon there’s so much mess you’re not sure where your homework is in that pile! Well keeping your room clean is like keeping your Kidpreneur business clean, too. If you can’t find your things in that messy room, you won’t be able to keep your business

clean and organized either. When you’re a Kidpreneur, you have to know where all your tools are so you can run your business. What if you start a dog walking company, but you can’t find your notebook of printed flyers to post in all that mess? Or what if you need to call one of your neighbors whose lawn you mow but the phone is dead and you can’t find the phone charger? Your neighbor will probably be upset if you show up late or miss the job. Part of being a real Kidpreneur is being responsible. Not because mom or dad tell you too, but because it’s your life and it’s your money you’re making. So next time you have to do your chores and keep your room clean, remember it’s a good thing! Better yet, do them before mom has to ask. It means you’re becoming a responsible, organized business owner! You can do it! It’s never too early!


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Money Saving Tips

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Once upon a time, bank accounts were ugly creatures that bit hard when you went overdrawn, and gave nowt back when you were in credit. Today most still do exactly that. Yet a few innovative gems are starting to sparkle. So instead of bank bashing, today I'm applauding the bank accounts that pay. It couldn’t be a better time. Last September, in response to multiple wristslappings for blocking competition, the banks finally made switching easier, launching the new ‘seven day switching’ system. They now switch your direct debits and standing orders within a week, close your old account and ensure payments get forwarded to your new bank for 13 months. The bank that pays you to pay your bills Three years ago, Santander.co.uk was a customer service pariah. Now its innovative 123 current account is the customer service silver medallist, with 74% rating it great. Roly tweeted me: "We've been using it for seven months – we've earned £350 with the credit card." You gain in two ways. Pay bills by direct debit and you get 3% cashback on mobile, phone and broadband; 2% on energy; and 1% on water, council tax and Santander mortgage payments. These should dwarf its £2/month fee, as someone with typical bills earns £10/mth. It also pays a best buy 3% AER savings interest if you've £3,000-£20,000. To qualify, you must pay in £500/month (ie, a £6,000+ salary). You can also apply for its linked credit card which gives 3% back on petrol spend (repay IN FULL to avoid interest). The bank saving you up to £500 on travel, mobile and roadside insurance Many have been ripped off for years with fee-charging bank accounts. Some are even entitled to reclaim years of fees, which can add up to to £100s (full help in www.mse.me/ reclaimpackage). Used correctly, a few fee-paying accounts can win. Nationwide.co.uk’s FlexPlus tops the tree. You pay £10/mth and included is European breakdown cover, family worldwide insurance (max age 74) and family smartphone insurance. A family needing them all could pay £600/year separately. For travel cover, ensure you disclose pre-existing conditions. The bank that pays you £100 then £5 each month The Halifax.co.uk Reward account pays no interest, just pays you £5 monthly after tax if you stay in credit. It also gives £100 for switching, so provided you don't keep savings in

there, it can add up well. The bank service gold medallist Your bank account's the one financial product you interact with day-to-day, so service counts. So every six months, I poll on my site to find out which bank you rate the most. And every time I’ve done it Firstdirect.com has won the gold medal by a mile. Financially, it's decent too, giving £100 to join and a 0% overdraft for up to £250. The banks that give you a 0% overdra� An overdraft's a debt like any other. If you go into the red often, the most crucial thing's cutting its cost to give you respite to clear it. While Firstdirect.com offers a 0% overdraft for up to £250, Nationwide.co.uk's FlexDirect may give an interest-free overdraft for more, though it only lasts a year (it's 50p/day after). If that isn’t long enough to clear your debt, then it's possible to shift your overdraft to a few specialist credit cards which are 0% for 29 months. This can be a little tricky though, so read my full instructions on that, and best buys at www.moneysavingexpert.com/moneytransfers It's worth noting that if you regularly go beyond your overdraft limit, there are no competitive banks. While for those in severe hardship bank charge reclaiming is still possible (see mse.me/bankcharges), the best thing to do is try to keep a tight rein on your money. The banks that don't credit score you Sadly, there are up to a million people in the UK without a bank account CHECK; and some banks don’t make it easy to get them. For all the top pick deals above, you'll need to pass a credit score. If that’s not going to happen, basic bank accounts don't need credit checks, as they just provide a no-frills, nooverdraft service. You need ID to get one. When applying, ask for the specific account by name – otherwise you could get forms for standard accounts, then get rejected. The better options include Barclays.co.uk Cash Card and Co-operativebank.co.uk Cashminder (not available to bankrupts). Even though there's no overdraft, they can still fine you if you try to spend more than you've got.

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Recipe

Tastes so good... PIZZA TURNOVERS

©image Nigel Maisey

Ideal for a lunchbox filler, picnic or afternoon snack, this twist on a traditional pizza turns this dish into something that resembles a blend of a Cornish pasty and savoury pastry. Serve with a crisp green salad for a larger meal.

Ingredients:

Equipment: Flat tray, covered with baking parchment

500g packet ready roll puff pastry 1 egg 1 onion 400g tub passata ½ green pepper 2 tablespoons cooking oil 2 tablespoons tomato puree Pepper and salt Teaspoon oregano 5 thinly sliced mushrooms 4 slices of ham chopped 250g Grated Mozzarella cheese

Method: Flat tray, covered with baking parchment To make the pizza sauce, chop the onion and pepper finely and put in a pan with the oil on a medium heat. When the onion is soft add the passata and the tomato puree, stir in well, add the oregano and salt and pepper and leave to simmer for 5 minutes. When cooked take off the stove and leave to cool. Take the puff pastry and roll onto a floured surface about 3-4 mm thick. Cut into 12 equal squares. Beat the egg in a cup and brush the squares. Spoon the tomato sauce diagonally along each square, place on the sliced mushrooms and the chopped ham. Place a handful of mozzarella cheese on each square and in the opposite corners and squeeze them to seal in the filling. Place on a baking sheet. Brush the outside with egg and bake on the middle shelf in the oven until pastry is golden brown and cooked underneath.


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Short Story

Setting a Good Example by Paula Williamson

Where’s the sense in giving sentimental value to clothes? They are usually old, but not old enough to be termed ‘Vintage’ although they probably are - like you. The most ancient clothes in our wardrobes usually fall into the categories of ‘Favourite’, ‘I made it’, ‘Mother gave it to me’, ‘I promise I will fit into it again soon’, or ‘I’ll keep it as a warning not to have chocolates in the cupboard.’ In truth, none of these grounds are valid. For instance, the favourite, well, when was that? Five, ten years ago? Take a look at a current fashion magazine and learn the truth about your erstwhile tastes. Just above the knee was fine when your legs were also fine, but look at what’s happened to THEM. Will you ever want to show them off again? So out a couple of dresses can go. Then I made it. It was such a triumph at the time, sophisticated colour, top class designer, carefully constructed and still classic enough to be given a whirl, if you have the courage to put it on. And have you still got the high heels needed to show it off? No, I didn’t think so. Mother gave it to me. The chances are that she has been calling to you for years from wherever she went when she died, to get rid of it. She didn’t even like it for herself and only passed it on because you nagged her for it. The skip people, who ask for any textile at all, will ensure the art silk is recycled somehow. They may even like that puce colour. Go on, do it. And then the biggest trap of all - your self-promise to fit into the violet tweed which you wore for Angela’s wedding. There’s the hat as well, definitely catching dust. The skirt was always close fitting even when you had squeezed into the new girdle, but you managed to smile as you suffered manfully for that particular day. What a relief


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when you were able to peel it off as you got home that evening. And there it is, taunting you every time you open the door. You have only kept it as a spur to keep on with the wretched diet, but will power gets low sometimes, doesn’t it? You can always start again with the muesli tomorrow. You’ll feel a lot better when the violet vision is not just in the plastic bag, but out of the house as well. And lastly, the warning about putting all of your weight back on. The trouble with hanging on to that dress (in truth it used to hang on to you) it reminds you how miserable you were in those days. You really don’t need to be made miserable by just looking at it. Throw it out. You may wonder, having made all this space on the rail, how you can reward yourself. Well, wait for a sunny day, with spring in the air (it could even be winter, it’s your mood that counts) take a trip to the shop you love. It’s usually just to look, but this time you are to reward yourself for your strength of will. Look at everything, there may even be a few reductions, it would be a lucky day, as you’ll have to stretch the housekeeping to buy one of the delights on offer. If everything is full price, on this once a blue moon occasion, go on, just do it. I tell my friends about this self-administered tonic, and they smile indulgently and don’t really think I do it. But I assure them that I do, not often of course, but I hope they believe me and take note of my good example. Paula belongs to a local writing group. Perhaps this is more of an article than a story, but I think it might strike chord with many! If you are a budding writer and would like to send in a short story, we would love to hear from you!


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BROADWAY showtunes If you’re in need of a lively, fun-filled and dynamic night out, then Bournemouth’s Pavilion Theatre is the place to be on Thursday to Saturday night 17th to 19th July 2014 to see the talented and artistic performers of Big Little Theatre School in ‘BROADWAY SHOWTUNES’. The show features vibrant and highly talented professionally trained musical theatre students aged between eight and nineteen presenting song and dance from some of the most famous and dramatic shows of all time including hits from Wicked, Hairspray, 42nd Street, Blood Brothers, Fiddler on the Roof, Lion King, Joseph, Pinocchio and many more… 2012 & 2013 REVIEWS ‘Opening night saw the audience on its feet’ ‘Big Little’s annual Showtunes production has made its mark as one of the most entertaining events on the Bournemouth calendar’ ‘Two hours flew by as the audience revelled in the top quality vocals, lively dance routines and imaginative direction’ BOURNEMOUTH ECHO ‘Like it? I loved it! One couldn’t ask for more.’

‘My daughter was absolutely entranced by the whole show. What a treat for the last day of term!’ AUDIENCE FEEDBACK For more information or to book tickets please contact The Pavilion Box Office on 0844 576 3000 or via the website at www.bhlivetickets.co.uk Big Little Theatre School Tel: 01202 434499 • www.biglittle.biz TICKETS from £12 - Concessions available BIG LITTLE THEATRE SCHOOL PRESENTS

Thu 17th - Sat 19th July 2014 at 7.30pm BH Live Tickets: 0844 576 3000* Groups (10+): 01202 451865

www.bhlivetickets.co.uk TICKETS: From £12* Concessions available

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The prize on offer is a family ticket for four to see the show on Thursday 17th July at the Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth, so please complete this form by 25th June and send to: *Ticket price includes 7.5% service charge. Tickets purchased by cash or debit card at one of our Ticket Offices (BIC or Pavilion) will not incur these charges. Telephone charges apply.

Showtunes Reader Competition Name: The Ferndown Directory, Address: 1 Moorlands Rise, West Moors, Ferndown, BH22 0JR Telephone:

www.broadwayshowtunes.co.uk

@biglittlenews

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