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Welcome Hello everyone, Welcome to the summer edition of BH Living, the magazine dedicated to bringing unbiased local news to the residents of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. At the time of writing to you, our Prime Minister has just tendered his resignation after over fifty ministers handed in their own resignations. It feels like unsettling times - new waves of coronavirus are hitting our country and local area, a dangerous war is being fought on our doorstep, we’re adjusting to life outside of the EU, the cost of living continues to march on unabated and our government appears to be in disarray. Not much seems to be steady at the moment, but I’m reminded of The Queen's Platinum Jubilee just a few weeks ago in which we celebrated all the ‘Best of British’. Prime Ministers, just like football managers come and go but Her Majesty continues in faithful service to our country and is a reminder to us all that despite our politician’s failings, our great British Institutions are perhaps safer under a monarchy rather than an elected President. Seventy years of service is an amazing achievement and wasn’t it uplifting to see so many union flags and bunting on homes and business across our three towns? I hope we’ll have the opportunity to celebrate our Queen’s 75th year of reign in 2027, afterall the Queen Mother lived to 101 years and 238 days! In this edition, we continue with our feature on BCP Council’s Transforming Travel plans which involve the creation and improvement of many footpaths and cycleways. Many of the schemes are nearing completion but work continues across BCP to establish safer and cleaner journeys for local people. Summer is well and truly with us and with many airlines struggling to take off this holiday season, it may be that some of us are planning on a staycation. If so, there’s plenty going on in our own area to look forward to so check out our ‘Summer Fun’ feature on page 16 and our What’s On Listings on page 30. We’ve listened to reader feedback recently and have expanded our Local News section to include even more local news with more variety than just council news. Find out all the latest by turning this page. By the next time I write, we'll be close to putting our clocks back, so enjoy the sun and longer days while you can! Until next time........

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The South West sees second largest population growth in UK Changes in the size of the population are caused by births, deaths, and internal and international migration. Using data on live births and deaths registrations, as well as migration estimates, can provide a more detailed understanding of population change since 2011.

On 21 March 2021 England and Wales took part in ‘Census Day’ which aims to offer vital information to government and other organisations about population, economic and social trends across the country. The latest 2021 census information was released by the Office for National Statistics (The ONS) at the end of June 2022 which confirmed England & Wales largest ever population. The official population of England and Wales was 59,597,300. Although the population as a whole increased, the rate of growth has slowed slightly to 6.6% growth in ten years compared to 7.8% growth between 2011 and 2021.

The population has continued to grow every 10 years since 1801 when just 8.9 million people were recorded, with the only exception being between 1971 and 1981 which saw an overall decrease of 200,000 people.

Monthly data shows that from April 2011 until the end of March 2021 there were 6.8 million live births and 5.3 million deaths registered in England and Wales. This represents a natural increase of approximately 1.5 million residents. The remainder of the population growth (approximately 2.0 million residents or 57.5% of total population increase) is because of positive net migration into England and Wales.

Population growth in our area The population grew in each of the nine regions of England, and also in Wales, between 2011 and 2021. The region with the highest population growth was the East of England, which increased by 8.3% from 2011 (a gain of approximately 488,000 people). Next highest were the South West (which grew by 7.8%, a gain of approximately 412,000 people)

Wondering if the local Tip is busy? Check before you leave with BCP’s new ‘Tip-Check’ app If you’ve just finished your spring cleaning and ebay or gumtree don’t want your unwanted pre-loved items, a trip to the tip may be the only option. But if you’re wondering how long the queues are for your local recycling centre why not download the BCP Tip Check app before you leave home to see how busy it is? The useful app recently launched by BCP Council includes live information about current queues as well as the opening hours and services available at each site so you can choose a quieter time to visit and beat the queues!


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Strictly star helps charity golf day raise nearly £20,000 for local hospice A charity golf day organised by Simplify Consulting and sponsored by Rodford Engineering has raised over £19,000 for Forest Holme Hospice in Poole. Held on one of the hottest days of the year so far, a total of 164 golfers took part in the event at Bramshaw Golf Club in the New Forest, which included professional dancer Kai Widdrington from Strictly Come Dancing, plus a number of golf pros. Paul Coyte, breakfast time broadcaster on TalkSPORT, hosted the day which included a Beat the Pro game, raffle and auction of sporting prizes including a signed Ronnie O’Sullivan snooker cue and Premium Hospitality tickets to a Premier League game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Kate Monserrate and Carl Woodward, Co-Founders and Directors at Simplify Consulting, said, “We are always amazed at the generosity and kindness shown by each and every golfer in supporting our day and for this year helping us to raise an amazing amount for Forest Holme Hospice Charity.” Forest Holme Hospice provides palliative and end-of-life care and support to more than 1,500 people each year with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses across Poole, Wimborne and the Isle of Purbeck.

However, due to an increase in patient referrals of over 40% year on year, the Charity now needs to raise at least £1million annually to ensure these services help to meet the evergrowing need within the local community.

International restaurant ratings site awards The Guildhall Tavern best restaurant in Poole Poole’s Guildhall Tavern in the Old High Street has recently received high praise fand a ‘Best Restaurant in Poole award from international restaurant ratings site Restaurant Guru. The website exists to helps travellers and gourmet lovers to find the best places to eat local food. About The Guildhall Tavern the site says “The gracious staff work hard, stay positive and make this place great. Service at this restaurant is something one can call spectacular"

Dorset Heart Clinic rated as ‘good’ in latest CQC report The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has awarded Dorset Heart Clinic the overall rating of “good” in their first report of the independent healthcare provider since its foundation in 2017. The clinic provides private cardiology services to people living in Dorset and the surrounding counties using the facilities provided by University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust. Commending clinical teams for the quality of specialist care they provide and for the compassion shown to patients, the CQC reported that: “Staff treated patients with compassion and kindness, respected their privacy and dignity, took account of their individual needs, and helped them understand their conditions. They provided emotional support to patients, families and carers.” The CQC report also commented on the consistent high levels of patient feedback provided by the service, stating: “Patients and relatives gave positive feedback about the service. Feedback data consistently showed patients rated highly the care provided by the service.” Feedback from patients included: “I cannot fault the treatment I received from the staff on the ward, in the theatre and from the administration” and “an excellent service, staff very professional and personable. I couldn’t have wished for better.”

Dr Ohri, CEO of Dorset Heart Clinic said: “This is our first CQC report since we opened in 2017 and we are extremely pleased that the professionalism and continued commitment to providing exceptional care for our patients has been recognised in this way.”

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Local initiative ‘The Wave Project Dorset’ uses surfing to improve resilience and happiness in children. Community Action Network (CAN) recently announced The Wave Project Dorset as its Community Hero in the Spotlight for July. July sees the start of the 2022 Commonwealth Games being held in Birmingham and CAN’s Community Hero in the Spotlight wanted to celebrate an organisation who encourage and support the community of Dorset through sport. Surfing may not be a Commonwealth Sport (yet) but it was featured in the Tokyo Olympics last year. The Wave Project Dorset surf therapy is used to build resilience, confidence and happiness in children and young people. Utilising the passion and enthusiasm of local volunteers who love the water The Wave Project Dorset provide one to one support to children and young people helping them to learn a new skill or simply have fun in the water Tom, the Wave Project Dorset Coordinator, says “From the sands of Cornwall over ten years ago, to the shorelines of the rest of the UK (and even the concrete of the Bristol wave pool!), the Wave Project and its delivery of surf therapy have changed the lives of thousands of young people. It is the ultimate privilege and joy for our extraordinary volunteers and I to witness the rapid transformation that the sea, social connection and a surfboar d can make to the wellbeing of a vulnerable child.We are most grateful to be recognised and celebrated as CAN’s Community Hero in The Spotlight for July and hope that this inspires more referrals and more volunteer sign ups so we can continue supporting as many of Dorset’s young people as possible.”

The Wave Project Dorset helps any child or young person in Dorset to be reminded what it is to be a child, to have fun, play games and meet new friends. To surf and increase awareness of their bodies strength and realise their own courage and determination to catch that epic wave! As well as conquering their fear of water, waves or wetsuits, they hopefully learn that they can achieve anything they put their mind to through positivity and praise. Hannah, a participant of the project shares her experience: “I loved the Wave Project because the volunteers are so lovely. We had so much fun going in the water: swimming, surfing, Stand Up Paddleboarding. It’s something to look forward to at the end of the week, it gets you active, gets you out of the house, and socialising with other people.” You can find more information about the Wave Project Dorset on their website.

Summer Holiday childcare? BCP council have published a handy list of local childcare providers with holiday availability. There’s something for all ages and tastes whether it’s nursery care or a full-on sports ‘holiday camp’. For those who have a creative streak, there’s ‘Creative Kids’ which combines traditional art with the digital arts. The providers can be filtered according to age (0-18 years old) or location (across BCP) to provide the perfect match for your child. Don’t forget, as featured in our last edition, many working parents can qualify for tax-free childcare (including holiday clubs) with the government paying £2 for every £8 you pay. You’ll need to check with the provider to make sure they are registered with the scheme. More information is available here: Check out the Holiday Schemes at:


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Any teenagers ‘UP 4 Summer’?

BCP Council have launched an exciting programme of events this summer designed especially for 12-19 year olds. The events will run from 25 July through to 1 September with activities including Water Battles, Pamper Evenings, Zip wire challenges and even a visit to Thorpe Park for the thrill seekers. Many of the events are free, but some of the visits require a contribution of £5 or £10 to help towards entrance fees.

Here’s the programme of events July

Monday 25 Tuesday 26 Thursday 28 Friday 29

Round the world food challenge @ Creekmoor youth centre Ninja warrior uk adventure southampton - Transport included Round the world food challenge @ Muscliff youth centre Paddleboarding & kayaking @ The watersport academy

£ free £10.00 £ free £5.00

Monday 1 Tuesday 2 Wednesday 3 Thursday 4

Fitness taster @ Creekmoor youth centre New forest waterpark - Transport included Climbing & zip wire @ Rock reef bournemouth Fitness taster @ Muscliff youth centre

£ free £10.00 £5.00 £ free

Monday 8 Thursday 11 Friday 12

Escape room @ Creekmoor youth centre Escape room @ Muscliff youth centre Laser quest bournemouth

Monday 15 Monday 15 Tuesday 16 Wednesday 17 Thursday 18 Friday 19

High ropes & rafting @ Avon tyrell - Transport included Pamper evening @ Creekmoor youth centre Insanity gaming poole Thorpe park - Transport included Pamper evening @ Muscliff youth centre Water battle @ Muscliff youth centre

£10.00 £ free £5.00 £10.00 £ free £ free

Monday 22 Tuesday 23 Thursday 25

Zorb & outdoor football session @ Creekmoor youth centre Ringos and skibobbing @ Snow trax - Transport included Zorb & outdoor football session @ Muscliff youth centre

£ free £10.00 £ free

Tuesday 30 Wednesday 31

Splashdown poole Mega slip & slide wimborne - Transport included

£5.00 £10.00

Arts & crafts evening @ muscliff youth centre

£ free


September Thursday 1

Bookings opened on 4 July and spaces are limited on a ‘first-come-first-served basis’.

£ free £ free £5.00

For more information visit: Resources/Documents/ Explore/Summer-Activities.pdf

Parents and carers being urged to check on Polio vaccinations An outbreak of Polio was detected in London sewage samples leading health experts across the country to issue a warning to parents and carers to ensure their children’s vaccinations are up to date. Polio is an uncommon disease mainly found in Afghanistan and Pakistan and can, in rare cases cause paralysis or even death. It was eradicated in Britain in 2003 thanks to vaccinations. It can be spread through coughing and sneezing and although extremely rare in this country, it can affect unvaccinated people. & Nick Youngson

The polio vaccine is part of the NHS routine childhood vaccination schedule. If you or your child are not up to date with your polio vaccinations, you could be at risk so it’s important to contact your GP if you think you or your child might be behind. More information on Polio can be found here:


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"Slavery is not a crime of the past” Five men arrested and nine vulnerable people safeguarded in massive police operation across BCP Dorset Police executed warrants at ten addresses across the Bournemouth and Poole area recently, in the ongoing fight to tackle organised crime reported to them by members of the public.

• A 29-year-old man, of Bournemouth was arrested on suspicion of modern slavery, money laundering, rape and affray.

As a result of community intelligence, the police were able to plan and execute the warrants resulting in five people being arrested.

Deputy Chief Constable Sam de Reya, of Dorset Police, said: “Unfortunately, slavery is not a crime of the past. It also happens in our modern-day society. While industries may have changed, exploiting people for financial gain hasn’t. Unauthorised local car washes, nail bars, takeaways, restaurants and brothels are just some of places we’re finding victims, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Chief Inspector Jamie Halford, of Dorset Police, said: “This operation involved around 100 officers and staff from various teams across Dorset Police, the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit and other partners. “Officers arrested five men on suspicion of various offences and were able to safeguard nine vulnerable people and seized large quantities of cash.” The following arrests took place: • A 48-year-old man, of Poole was arrested on suspicion of modern slavery and money laundering. • A 59-year-old man, of Bournemouth was arrested on suspicion of modern slavery, money laundering and sexual assault. • A 50-year-old man, of Bournemouth was arrested on suspicion of modern slavery, money laundering, rape and sexual assault.

• A 42-year-old man, of Bournemouth was arrested on suspicion of rape.

“I joined our officers and staff on this enforcement operation and was able to witness first-hand the proactive efforts we’re making to seek out offenders, keep people safe and support victims of these terrible crimes.” Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner David Sidwick, said: “ I want to send my thanks to each and every member of Dorset Police staff involved in this operation. Many people still have an ‘it doesn’t happen in Dorset’ attitude to modern slavery but ten warrants being executed in one day shows that it’s very real and very much happening in our county.

"It is everyone's responsibility to look for slavery and report any suspicions or incidents – working together, we can stop it happening, so please if you have any concerns - report it.” If you have concerns about modern slavery or human trafficking in your area you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or visit the Dorset Police website: www.dorset. – always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

Government gears up for driverless cars that ‘could start as soon as next year’ From 1 July, new rules came into place regarding the use of self-driving vehicles. No vehicles in Great Britain have been classed as self-driving yet but they could start to be as soon as next year according to the Driver an Vehicle Standards Agency. The changes are included in a new section in The Highway Code which can be accessed for free on GOV.UK. The changes to the Code will help ensure the newtechnology will be used safely, explaining clearly that while travelling in self-driving mode, motorists must be ready to resume control in a timely way if they are prompted to – such as when they approach motorway exits. It also includes details about appropriate insurance needed for selfdriving cars. The plans also include a change to current regulation, allowing drivers to view content which is not related to driving on built-in display screens, while the self-driving vehicle is in control. It will however, still be illegal to use mobile phones in self-driving mode, given the greater risk they pose in distracting drivers as shown in research. The government is working with the manufacturer, retailer and leasing industries to ensure that anyone accessing a self-driving vehicle will receive advice on how to use it. It's important that everyone – not just drivers – understands their responsibilities for their own safety and that of other road users The Highway code can be accessed free of charge on the .gov website.


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"We’re like sisters", says Poole host of Ukraine mum Council appeals for more help to offer jobs and homes to this fleeing war. A mum of two who sponsored a Ukrainian mother and her son fleeing war has described the experience as ‘like having a new extended family’. Nikki signed up for the Homes for Ukraine scheme when it launched and was paired with Kateryna, a mother of a nine-year-old boy, who is the same age as Nikki’s son. When the war started Kateryna witnessed Russian bombs falling near her flat and was forced to shelter her son and six-month-old nephew in a bathtub for a week before managing to leave. She leaves behind her husband, who is still fighting with the Ukraine Armed Forces. In April Nikki and her husband drove to France to pick up Kateryna in an emotional meet up, after Kateryna and her son’s traumatic journey out of Ukraine finally ended. Since then, the two families have spent their time getting to know each other, with Kateryna’s son starting at the same school as Nikki’s and the two women celebrating Ukrainian Mother’s Day and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Nikki said: “It’s something that I felt I had to do. Knowing that children were there suffering and missing their childhood – it broke my heart.

“Then knowing that we had a spare room that was big enough and children that would play with them – I knew it was something I had to do. “When we finally met, we were crying tears of joy and sadness. Now we’re like sisters. My son and daughter have gained a new brother.” Kateryna is now a cook in a restaurant working five days a week. She said: “I didn’t believe it was true when the war started. Then I saw a rocket and very big explosion, it was very scary, and my son cried. “I have a sister; she has a six-monthold baby. The baby and my son slept in the bathroom for one week before we left. We have many emotions – they’re not good “Now I am here I am very happy, because my son has a new family. Every day I say: ‘thank you God for this family and for England’, because now my son has a good friend and I have a new sister.” Cllr Karen Rampton, Portfolio Holder for People and Homes, said: “Thank you sincerely to everyone who has registered to be a sponsor. You are doing such an incredible and vital job and we all thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping those in need.

“The council is working hard to support all our Ukrainian guests and their sponsors. If you live in the BCP area and can help in any way with job offers, accommodation or other offers of support, please get in touch”. The council is now working with over 250 host households offering accommodation to around 600 Ukrainian guests, some of whom are adults, families and children. If sponsors or their guests have any queries or issues, please call 01202 123987, email resettlement@ or visit Welcome booklets for sponsors and their guests can be downloaded here: https://www. aspx? title=welcome-booklet-forukrainians-and-sponsor-book-forhosts- launches To watch a video of Kateryna and Nikki talking about their experience visit: https://www.

Beales given a facelift thanks to Arts University The landmark Beales building has been given a colourful and imaginative facelift – thanks to a collaboration between the Town Centre BID and Arts University Bournemouth. Staff and students from across the University have contributed 46 metres of creative artworks to brighten up the vacant shopfront in Bournemouth Town Centre. Images created by graduates as part of the University’s Summer Shows will be on display, as well as photography reflecting the vibrant look and feel of the local area. The project was commissioned by the Town Centre BID to showcase the creative community of Bournemouth. Paul Kinvig, Chief Operating Officer of the Town Centre BID said: “The Beales building is such an important landmark and Beale Place itself has become a thriving and vibrant area of the town centre. “I am absolutely delighted that the BID is working on another superb collaboration with the very talented students and staff at Arts University Bournemouth to give the extensive shopfront a colourful and imaginative facelift while we await the next chapter in the building’s history.” He added: “It’s a wonderful way to display the amazing creativity of AUB while at the same time giving the location something of a makeover. I am sure lots of residents and visitors will enjoy admiring the artwork.”

Dr Anna Farthing, Executive Director of External Engagement at AUB, said: “We’re proud to showcase the work of our creative communities through our partnership with Bournemouth Town Centre BID, and this public artwork will bring colour and vibrancy to the town centre.

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BCP Council and partners tackle anti-social behaviour in Poole to the concerns of Poole residents and local businesses and that is how BCP Council and partnering agencies can continue to take action.

On May 31, BCP Council and other partnering agencies including Poole Neighbourhood Police Team, St Mungo’s and Trading Standards conducted a targeted day of action in Poole. Operation Servo comes under the regional operation, Operation Relentless to deal with anti-social behaviour (ASB). BCP Council’s Community Safety Accredited Scheme Officers (CSAS) assisted police colleagues with a visible patrol in the town centre to target anti-social behaviour. CSAS officers also partnered with local charity St Mungo’s and engaged with rough sleepers signposting individuals in how to access services. Councillor Bobbie Dove, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Regulatory Services said: “By engaging with the local community, CSAS Officers were able to listen

“As part of the Cleaner, Greener, Safer initiative we are taking steps to ensure residents and visitors feel safe in the three town centres. And as the warmer weather comes, people should be out enjoying all that Poole has to offer. They can do that knowing that we are cracking down on anti-social behaviour.” Police officers located a missing child and made several arrests related to Class A drugs and other drugs were located during two stop searches. A cannabis factory above an address of interest to the police was also dismantled by officers. Inspector Danny Tamblyn was on hand and enabled police to give a section 35 dispersal notice to prevent wider spread anti-social behaviour.

at the right time to ensure we have the greatest positive impact for the community. “Officers are a visible representation of our partnership approach to problem solving based on what our communities tell us matters to them. Most commonly this relates to ASB which is an area I am committed to relentlessly pursuing so that Poole is safe for everyone to enjoy.” Police Community Support Officers carried out a public engagement in Falkland Square and encouraged the public to complete Priority Surveys which involves the community raising issues that are important to them and where they would like the police to focus their resources and enabling partner agencies to work better together. During the recent patrol, CSAS Officers exercised their right to confiscate alcohol from a group of anti-social adults and helped a female youth in distress. Operation Servo is a permanent Poole Neighbourhood Police Team Operation and will continue throughout the year.

He added ‘“Multi agency days of action allow us to ensure we have the right people in the right place and

BCP Council are recruiting new Community Safety Officers. To find out more go to: https://jobs.bcpcouncil.

Have your say on plans for seven parks Share your thoughts on plans for seven parks across the conurbation as part of the Nature Recovery project. BCP Council are looking for local views to help shape the future of the parks. These parks include Branksome Recreation Ground, Haskells Recreation Ground, Jumpers Common, Kinson Manor Playing Fields, Muscliff Park, Pelhams Park and Slades Farm. Plans have been developed by The Parks Foundation which all aim to create wildlife-rich sites, increase habitat and biodiversity, engage communities, and enhance the appearance of the selected parks. Have your say or find out more about the Parks Foundation and their plans here:


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Sign up for Step out and help Spot the signs of Leukaemia Participants across the country are being invited to sign up to the Leukaemia Care Step Out Challenge for Spot Leukaemia, which launches this September. The aim is to move as far as you can between 1st and 30th September and raise as much as you can - there’s no minimum limit. To take part you can walk, run, cycle or run and set whatever distance goal you want to. Once signed up, friends and family can sponsor you to help you achieve your goal - a perfect way to increase your own personal fitness levels whilst raising vital funds for Leukaemia Care. Zack Pembleton-Whitey from Leukaemia Care, said: “The challenge is free to sign up to and people can raise anything they can - as every penny raised makes a difference in helping make a difference to those living with a leukaemia, MDS or MPN diagnosis.” A medal in an eco-friendly design will be given to anybody who reaches the £50 milestone and a fabulous new t-shirt for the 2022 event for anybody who raises over £100. Those who raise £250 or more will receive a £20 gift card for the Leukaemia Care online shop. This year Leukaemia Care has introduced two fantastic overall trophies - one for the fundraiser that raises the most and another for the person who covers the most distance during the challenge. Sign up to Step Out then join the Facebook community to get motivated for your challenge. The six most common symptoms of Leukaemia to look out for Ahead of Blood Cancer Awareness Month later this year, the charity is keen to share the six most common symptoms of leukaemia which are; fatigue, shortness of breath, fever or night sweats, bruising or bleeding, bone or joint pain, and repeated infections. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of leukaemia: information-about-blood-cancer/blood-cancer-information/signs-and-symptoms-of-leukaemia/

Get involved with the Short Breaks Consultation for parents of Special Educational Needs children and young adults

Beryl bikes and e-scooters save 138 tonnes of carbon monoxide as new milestone hit

Parent Carers Together and Public Care want to hear from parents and carers of children or young people aged 0 to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Beryl and BCP Council are celebrating a significant milestone for the region’s bike and e-scooter share scheme. Riders have now clocked up one million journeys, just a few weeks after the third anniversary of the scheme’s launch on 17 June 2019.

What different needs does your child have and what type of short breaks would benefit them, and you, the most? Would it be half-term activities, overnight care, etc. We also want to know what you think of the current offering from BCP Council short breaks and what could be improved, if anything. This will help outline what short breaks will be needed in the future. Meet them and chat over a cuppa at the Tesco Community Room, Tower Park, BH12 4NX on Tuesday 5 July from 10am to 1pm or email any feedback to

Poole Crematorium petition gathers pace A petition urging BCP Council to install a cremator at Poole crematorium has amassed nearly 3,000 signatures. While the facility is being upgraded at a cost of more than £500,000 for Phase 1, its old cremators won’t be replaced. The petition was launched by local resident Tony Reeves. Nick Douch, Managing Director of Douch Family Funeral Directors, which has seven branches, has signed the petition and is urging others to add their names. He said: “With no cremators at Poole, deceased bodies have to be shuttled to Bournemouth. “Bournemouth already has the second busiest crematorium in the country so not to replace Poole’s cremators seems bizarre, especially when given the amount they are spending on it.

“Relatives want their loved ones cremated in the place where the service is held – they don’t like the idea of them being driven across the conurbation. Without a cremator it would be wrong to describe the Poole facility as a crematorium. It is just a service chapel. “For the money the council are spending they could easily install a cremator and we are confused as to why they aren’t. “The Poole facility serves a wide area of more than 250,000 people, and we are now arranging funerals further afield where there are cremators. “I would urge everyone to sign the petition and lobby the council to change its decision on downgrading Poole crematorium to a service chapel.” So far 2,744 have signed the petition that can be found through this link: https://

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The one million journeys equate to a total distance of over 3.8million km, the equivalent of nearly 95 journeys around the Earth. Feedback from 31,151 users since March 2021 shows that over a quarter (26.3%) of bike and e-scooter journeys in BCP have replaced road transport journeys - including driving a car/van, being a passenger in a car/van, using a taxi or riding a motorbike or moped. This equates to almost 138 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions saved; the equivalent of around 9,208.707 boiled kettles or more than 807 flights from London to Edinburgh. Councillor Mike Greene, BCP Council’s portfolio holder for Transport and sustainability said: “This is a real success for the joint Beryl/BCP Council initiative and I would like to thank and congratulate both teams for getting us to this incredible landmark. “The green bikes and e-scooters are now a common sight around our towns and many of our locals and visitors have become ‘Beryl converts’ using them to make those shorter journeys to work, education and leisure, rather than taking their car". For more information on Beryl’s innovative bike share scheme, please visit

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UPTON HEATH WALK Summer is here and and with temperatures soaring at the time of going to print, we've found a delightful summer walk in Upton that will take you under the canopy of trees and across the sunny heathland. During the walk you may see some ponies or sand lizards enjoying the summer breeze along with blooming plant life alongside the old railway line path. Our walk starts at Beechbank Avenue shown on the map where if you're travelling by car, there's room to park up. It's also easy to cycle to or catch the bus to.

1. Walking through the kissing gate you will find an area surrounded by birch trees up a path, you may be able to spot a few finches and similar birds. Continuing down the path will lead you to a bridlegate and a Dorset Wildlife Trust board leading you into Upton Heath proper, however instead of entering we will be taking another path on the left and continue down the Roman Road Trail south for a while. 2. You’ll eventually come to a sign and information board as the path starts to curve to the right, following it will lead you towards a small stream with a wooden bridge letting you cross over and continue down the main path. 3. As you are walking you will find a

kissing gate on the right that will let you enter Upton Heath and bring you to the more open skies and summer sun. Follow this path up north-west and you’ll start to see some boardwalks in areas that seem to transition between wet heath and dry heath as a result of changes in the soil.

4. You don’t need to take any turns, just keep going straight down the path and eventually it will curve naturally to the right as you reach a longer boardwalk across a boggy area. There will be a small post in the path after you cross and further down the way will be a bench on your right side if you feel like taking a break.

5. Continue further down the path as it begins to curve right again, you may find the area can get rather wet so be careful when crossing the boggy ground. A path going through birch trees will be ahead of you to follow, it will take you onto a more well-travelled path and eventually a gate that leads out of the heath itself. Either you can go through the gate that will take you onto the old railway line that will be easier to navigate and travel or continue down the heath path for a while and enjoy the open scenery until you reach the bridle path taking you outwards, either way you will end up next to what used to be the old plate-layer’s hut.

Once you reach the bottom, you will be back on the Roman Road. Turn left and follow the road back to where you started at the bridlegate and information board to finish the walk.

6. Passing the hut, you will find yourself following the old railway north-east across the heathland, the area is a great place to see some of the local wildlife including Exmoor Ponies. After walking a while you will come to the old railway bridge, cross over it and there will be a path leading down on the right hand side.

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Things to do in Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole

Poole Park Lake Hire Water sports has always been fun, and the beauty of Poole Park Lake makes it a fantastic place to enjoy it. You can have a choice of kayaks, paddleboards or pedalos thanks to Rockley this summer. Date: 9 April onwards Time: 10am - 4pm Location: Poole Park Price: £10 - £20 Contact:

Bournemouth Treasure Hunt You are given a treasure map, compass and clues to find your way along the route. Those who succeed will get their prize at the local pub for a great finish to the hunt!

Megaslam Summer Special

Stompin on the Quomps

Europe's Number 1 Wrestling promoters are back with their 2022 Live Tour this summer in Boscombe where any wrestling lovers can come join the excitement as Team Megaslam go up against Team Nasty.

Jazz talent and superb food are back alongside the renown Stomping on the Quomps event on Christchurch Quay. The line-up is looking good and it’s shaping up to be a great time!

Date: 1 August Time: 7pm – 10pm Location: Carrington House Hotel, Boscombe Price: £15 adult, £10 child More Info:

Date: 6 August (Saturday) Time: 12pm - 10pm Location: Christchurch Quay Price: Free

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Family Storytelling From stories of magicians on the heathland to the curious tale of Old William and the Bull, with music and songs from Thomas Hardy’s childhood. These stories read by storyteller and musician Tim Laycock are perfect for children up to the age of 11 to enjoy. Date: 5 Aug 2022 (Friday) Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm Location: Poole Museum, 4 High Street, Poole Price: Free More Info:

Launched by BH Live to encourage more people to get active and engaged with sport as the Olympic Games begin in Rio. Two weekends of sporting themed entertainment and activities for all the family Date: 5-7 & 12-14 August Time: From midday to 3pm each day Location: Sovereign Centre Price: Free More Info: uk/enjoy-a-summer-of-sport-at-theboscombe-summer-games/

Date: 29 June onwards Time: 10am - 10pm Location: Bournemouth Library, The Triangle, Bournemouth Price: £14.99 - £24.99 Contact:

Dog Surfing Championships

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Surfing can be fun, and dogs are really fun, so the next best thing is obviously surfing dogs! Poole is hosting the UK dog surfing championships so don’t miss out on seeing some cool canines hit the waves!

Summer is here so it’s time to party! There are few ways to get yourself moving better than dancing, it keeps you fit and healthy while showing your style, so take a trip down and learn some new moves. No matter what your age is, everybody is invited!

Date: 23 July (Saturday) Time: 10am - 10pm Location: Branksome Dene, Poole Price: £14 per adult, £5 children (under 3s free) More Info:


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Magic of Thailand Festival Thailand holds many delightful surprises in its food and culture that are just waiting to be explored! Awaken your senses and experience Thailand in King's Park. Date: 13 August - 14 August Time: 10am - 7pm Location: King’s Park, Bournemouth Price: £5 Adult, Under 15s free More Info:

Awful Auntie “Owls, ghosts, chases, escapes, motorcycle rides, and tiddlywinks all fill Stella’s days as she evades her menacing Aunt and saves the family home”. Sound like a story you and your family would like? Then get ready for a summer day at Highcliffe Castle to come watch! Date: 14 Aug 2022 (Sunday) Time: 5:30pm - 7pm Location: Highcliffe Castle Price: £7.50+ More Info: events/

Pitch up and Camp at Farmer Palmers 2022 Farmer Palmers is a favourite of many children and it’s easy to see why, large fields and plenty of fresh summer air to spend in a tent or exploring the great outdoors. And now there's even a chance to camp there too! Date: 14 August & 28 August Location: Farmer Palmer’s, Poole Price: £25 - £50 More Info: whats-on-and-events/

Encanto Outdoor Cinema Firework Cruise around Poole Harbour Seeing fireworks is always a grand occasion that everyone can enjoy, how do you make it better? Seeing them on a cruise! You can have this opportunity thanks to the Diverse Abilities charity with drinks and food available along with it. Date: 25 August (Thursday) Time: 7pm Location: Poole Quay Price: £25 Adult, £15 Child More Info: fireworks

Peter Rabbit Highcliffe The tale of Peter Rabbit is a childhood classic that can be enjoyed by everyone, especially at the scenic lawns of Highcliffe Castle. Quantum Theatre is bringing all this to you this August so grab a ticket and bring something to sit on. Date: 28 Aug 2022 (Sunday) Time: 5pm - 7pm Location: Highcliffe Castle Price: £8+ More Info: highcliffecastle.

Gorgeous animation, catchy songs and a heart-warming message, Encanto is an incredible spectacle that many are calling Disney's best movie of modern times. Date: 28 Aug 2022 (Sunday) Time: 6:45pm Location: BH Live Active, Littledown, Bournemouth Price: £10.53 - £22.72 More Info: www.adventurecinema.

Bournemouth Air Festival The Bournemouth Air Festival attracts millions of visitors each year. Watch if for free from the beaches or spoil yourself with prime viewing at The BIC which is offering the chance to relax in style with a great view of the air show. Date: 1 September - 4 September Time: 10am - 5pm Location: Bournemouth beaches or paid-for hospitality at the BIC Price: Free from the beach or £34.95pp with BIC Hospitality More Info:

Dorset County Show Dorchester Showground will play host to the Dorset County Show this September where you’ll be able to find Livestock, Horses, Show Jumping, Horticulture, Blacksmiths, Homecraft, Trade Stands, Rabbits, Cavies, Poultry, Bee’s & Honey, Food & Drink, Ring Attractions and much more. Kids under the age of 16 even get to go for free! Date: 3 September - 4 September Location: Dorchester Showground, Cokers Frome. Price: £18 Contact: https://www.

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120 Years 1920 - 2022

There are not many organisations that can claim 120 years of history these days but Bournemouth Transport Limited and its predecessors is a notable exception. The trading name may have changed several times over the years but it has survived two world wars, at least two pandemics about a hundred years apart and many other significant national and world events. In a brief article like this, it’s difficult to pinpoint which of the many highlights and significant events in the company’s history to mention, to try and encapsulate the last twelve decades.

Perhaps a good start would be, chronologically, by starting with the trams, which operated from 1902 to 1936 (although the first motor bus service was as early as 1906!) and which were replaced by another form of electric traction, the trolleybuses from 1933 to 1969, fondly remembered by many residents and enthusiasts alike as ‘The Silent Service’. The last new trolleybuses for the UK were delivered to Bournemouth Corporation Transport in 1962, the year that the undertaking celebrated its Diamond Jubilee, half its lifetime ago!

It is said that “a picture is worth a thousand words” and the photographs in this special commemorative feature , speaks for themselves, to a large extent.

Twenty two staff are recorded on a memorial plaque, entitled ‘1914 IN MEMORIAM’ 1918’, displayed on company premises, as having given their lives, during the First World War.

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An express bus service was introduced as early as 1930! Then in 1931, route numbers were introduced for motor buses. In 1940, thirty trolleybuses were loaned to London Transport and other operators to help with the war effort. Women conductors were employed from January 1941, with the first Bournemouth Corporation Transport women bus drivers starting in October 1941 and the first women trolleybus drivers in April 1942. Diesel buses entered service from May 1943. In 1950, there was a large scale fleet replacement and expansion, with fifty four new vehicles joining the fleet. The company has always been renowned for innovation, sometimes radical and in 1958, in a highly unusual move, three trolleybuses were converted to open top (only one other UK operator tried this).

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Trolley Buses replaced by diesel buses Trolleybuses were replaced by diesel buses between 1963 and 1969. The first rear engine buses entered service in June 1964. The following summer, ten new convertible open top buses entered service. The early 1970s saw concessionary fares being introduced for pensioners and the introduction of a minibus fleet. In 1973, two-way radios were introduced which helped to improve reliability and safety.

The first ‘One Man Operated’ (as the term was then) bus had operated in small numbers as far back as 1917 until the 1930s. More regular operation commenced in 1958. From May 1981, Sunday operation was entirely oneperson operated. The last conductors hung up their ticket machines in April 1986. 1982 saw a major marketing and publicity campaign, with the official introduction of the name ‘Yellow Buses’, although the term ‘Yellows’ had been affectionately used for some years prior to that.

Private hire operations outside the Borough were introduced from 1975, with a fleet which was able to offer a variety of seating capacities, from twelve seat minibuses via coaches to up to seventy four seat double decker buses at the time. In 1977, the Queen’s Silver jubilee year, there were major celebrations for the company’s 75th Anniversary, with more such celebrations in 1987 for the 85th and in 2002 for its centenary.

The men and women who worked for ‘The Yellows’ We must never forget that the most important asset of any company is the staff, and photographs in the montage depicted them standing in front of an early motorbus and several decades later during the official ‘launch’ of a fleet of five coach specification double deckers in 1986. It is fitting that the latter photo shows David Chalk, who was then Traffic Superintendent. David worked for the company for 44 years (1956 to 2000), becoming an acknowledged expert on its history and the author of books and many articles on the subject.

Livery changes The original livery of primrose yellow and maroon was altered to primrose and azure blue in 1990. For the Centenary of the Borough in 1990, two double deck buses were painted in a special celebratory livery. Yellow Buses broadened their reach in the 90’s. Several coach companies were acquired between 1992 and 2000 offering residents more opportunities to travel beyond the Bournemouth & Christchurch conurbation. From 1 May 2017, six new double-deckers, the most environmentally friendly diesel vehicles on the road, went into service. The British-built Alexander Dennis MMC (Major Model Change) E400 vehicles have ultra-low carbon Euro 6 engines and the latest stop-start technology, which along with their lighter weight helps to reduce emissions, noise and fuel usage. Other features of the £1.3 million fleet include leather seats and tinted glass, USB chargers for all seats, audio and visual ‘next stop’ announcements, extra space for buggies and shopping trolleys and easier to read front destination displays. The buses also have full internal and external CCTV and Real-Time tracking which links to the journey planner on Yellow Buses’ app and website.


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Open-top buses All except one of the tram fleet were open top ‘cars’. Two open top buses ran from 1914 to 1926 on ordinary all the year bus routes. In 1952, some wartime buses were converted to open top for pleasure services. After an absence of several years, the iconic open top bus operation returned during the Summer of 2017 and has continued, with extended seasons for each summer since. The open top service is now branded as ‘Buster’s Beach Bus’, based on the company mascot Buster Bear. There is also the equally popular ‘Buster’s New Forest Explorer’.

From 2017 to 2019, a bus rally was held in Kings Park during the summer, with many examples of the current fleet and preserved former vehicles, some of which operated over former routes. These rallies have proved very popular, hence its return this year.

Management buyout During its history, Yellow Buses has a variety of different owners but On 2nd July 2019, it was officially announced that the company had been sold to the management team of David Squire (Managing Director), Phil Pannell (Service Delivery Director) and Simon Newport (Commercial Director).

Themed buses Over recent years, Yellow Buses has introduced themed buses dedicated to artwork, poetry, wildlife and the history of the company. These buses are decorated inside with impressive artwork and photographs. The company has always been very much a part of the local community and other special liveries include, those for a local radio station, ‘Thank you NHS’, the annual ‘Bournemouth 7s’ Festival, Christchurch BID, Bournemouth pantomimes, BAHA (BH Area Hospitality Association) and ‘Destination Management Board’ awards. For 2022, a bus jointly commemorating their 120th Anniversary and advertising Bobby’s in the Square has been commissioned.

Yellow Buses introduced a service linking Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch over a century ago, in 1905, using open-top trams with wooden seats. Today they are still operating the same through route, but of course, it is now faster and uses modern luxury buses with leather seats and USB ports to charge mobile phones! The company celebrate its 120th birthday at virtually the same time as HM the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 2022 is a very significant year for Her Majesty but also a very significant year for Yellow Buses. Let’s hope we can look forward to many more years of ‘The Yellows’ serving the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole areas, as well as further afield with their coaching operations. With grateful thanks to David Chalk. By Dave Symes, Fleet Engineering Systems Analyst, Bournemouth Transport Limited.

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Summer is a great time to enjoy a BBQ with family and friends, yet warm weather and outdoor cooking can be the perfect conditions for bacteria to grow. Food poisoning is more than just a passing ‘tummy bug’ and can be very serious. It can be caused by various bacteria including:

• Campylobacter

• Salmonella

• Listeria

• Some types of E. coli

Most cases of food poisoning can be avoided by following good food hygiene practices, such as washing your hands, cooking meat properly, and avoiding cross-contamination.

So, here's some tips for looking after your food and guests, during, and after

Preparing for your BBQ Help minimise the risk of germs spreading by: • Washing hands thoroughly with soap and hot water before and after cooking and eating - this is particularly important if you've been handling raw meat or firelighter

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Wash your hands and clean your utensils and surfaces • Keeping utensils and serving dishes clean when preparing food - ensure you don't mix utensils used to prepare raw and ready-to-eat dishes. For example, using different chopping boards for raw meat and vegetables or fruit, or washing the same board between different uses

• Never washing raw chicken or any other meat - washing raw meat risks splashing germs onto your hands, utensils and worktops

Defrosting meat Frozen meat tends not to cook through thoroughly on a BBQ. Plan ahead and defrost food overnight in the fridge, making sure juices don’t leak onto other food. Use a dish with a lip or rim and place in the bottom of the fridge. If this isn’t possible or it hasn’t defrosted fully in time, use a microwave on the defrost setting directly before cooking. Once food has been defrosted, eat it within 24 hours.

Check the use-by dates The use-by date is on food packaging for a reason. Eating food that’s past its use-by date can make you ill. Best before dates (sometimes shown as BBE) are about quality. The food will be safe to eat after the best before date but may not be at its best.

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Cooking on Charcoal

Clean the grill If your barbecue has been sat out in the garden for a while, inspect and clean it. Even if you’ve recently used your equipment it’s good practice to clean and dry the grill beforehand.

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If you’re using charcoal (rather than a gas-fired BBQ) make sure the coals are hot enough before you start cooking. They should be glowing red with a grey, powdery surface. Wait for the flames to die down before placing food on the grill or the flames will burn the outside of the food but the centre of the food will remain raw or undercooked



Cooking and avoiding cross-contamination during a BBQ Prevent cross-contamination by:

Cross-contamination is most likely to happen when raw food touches or drips onto ready-to-eat food, utensils, or surfaces.

• Storing raw meat separately from ready-to-eat foods • Using different utensils, plates and chopping boards for raw and cooked food • Washing your hands after touching raw meat and before you handle ready-to-eat food Marinades are a popular way to flavour food at a BBQ. Do not reuse a sauce or marinade, which has already been put on raw meat, with cooked or ready to eat food. Be careful to avoid dripping meat and fish juices from raw food to ready to eat food.


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Cook meat in the oven first Consider cooking chicken and pork in the oven first, then giving it a final finish on your barbecue. Your friends and family will still experience that chargrilled barbecue taste, and you will know that you have cooked the meat all the way through. If you’re expecting lots of people, this can also speed serving time up. Cooking meat in the oven first can also help you avoid other issues, such as with the BBQ coals not being hot enough or having too much food on the grill.

Avoid pink burgers and undercooked sausages first At home, you should serve burgers well done. This means not serving rare or pink burgers. This is because when meat is minced to produce burgers, any harmful bacteria from the surface of the raw meat spread throughout the burger. Unless the burger is cooked right through, these bacteria can remain alive on the inside. This also applies to all food made from minced meat, such as sausages and kebabs. The quality of the meat you buy doesn't affect the potential risk from harmful bacteria. Rare burgers can be served by some restaurants due to extra controls they’re able to put in place. These are difficult to replicate at home.

Cook BBQ meat thoroughly It’s important to cook food at the right temperature and for the correct length of time. This kills any harmful bacteria. Different types of meat will have different cooking requirements: • Red meat such as steaks can be served pink, rare or bloody and pose no risk to health • Other meats, like chicken and pork, as well as minced meat products such as burgers, kebabs and sausages, should not be served pink or rare

Turn your meat regularly on the grill and move it around to make sure it’s evenly cooked on all sides. Try and keep raw meat away from cooked meat on the grill. Remember that charred on the outside doesn't always mean cooked on the inside. Before serving meat that you’ve cooked on the barbecue, always check that: • The meat is steaming hot throughout • There is no pink meat visible when you cut into the thickest part • Meat juices run clear

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Managing leftovers and reducing food waste

Steaks and red meat are not the same as burgers or white meat like chicken and pork and can be served rare, pink, or bloody. Steaks and red meat don’t pose the same risks as minced meat, chicken or pork.

You may have food left from your barbecue that can be eaten another day.

Serving food safely at a BBQ

Take the leftovers indoors as soon as you can. This keeps the food out of the sun and away from insects and animals.

You should use different plates for raw meat, cooked meat, and ready to eat food such as salads and quiches. Use different utensils for different foods. Keep chilled food out of the fridge for the shortest time possible during preparation. This also applies to any desserts you have planned. It’s best to store chilled food in the fridge or cool bag until the main course is finished. You may also want to keep any perishable foods, and food usually kept in the fridge, chilled and out of the sun until serving.

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If so, cover and cool cooked foods quickly at room temperature. Place them in a fridge or cool bag within one to two hours, especially on hot days.

You should look to consume the leftovers from your barbecue within 48 hours. If you’re reheating anything, only reheat it once and make sure it’s piping hot before serving. To prevent unnecessary waste, plan beforehand: Over 70% of food waste in the UK comes from homes. Barbecues are big contributors to food waste so here’s some tips from ‘Love Food – Hate Waste’ to make sure you’re not wasting food this barbecue season.

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BBQ prep with your freezer Whatever tasty treats you’ve got in your shopping basket, try storing as much as possible in your freezer where it stays safe and ready for when you need it. Our top freezing tips: 1. Have one or two packs of each food product chilling in the fridge and the rest in the freezer. This way, you won’t cook more than you need and anything you don’t get round to using will stay safely frozen for another time. 2. When storing in the fridge: check it’s at less than 5°C, cover raw food, including meat, and keep it separate from readyto-eat food. 3. Store covered raw meat, poultry, fish and shellfish on the bottom shelf of the fridge. You might not believe us, but every year 100,000 tonnes of pork are wasted in UK homes. The main reason is because we simply don’t use it in time! Popping some of your sausages straight in the freezer avoids this problem, giving you plenty of time to enjoy them.

Remember – you can freeze most of your BBQ foods any time before the ‘use by’ date, not bad eh?! Defrost like a boss

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Your chicken wings, sausages, steaks or burgers need to be defrosted thoroughly before cooking.

If you’re in charge of the barbie, simply act the waiter and take orders!

You can either:

Ask your group what they want before popping everything on the BBQ and go in ‘rounds’. Better to cook up a round of burgers or sausages at a time rather than everything all at once – if people change their minds or get full, you’re not left with an unfinished feast. Keep your defrosted, uncooked meat nice and chilled (in the fridge) so it’s as fresh as possible when it goes on the BBQ.

• Defrost in the fridge – at the bottom, well wrapped, the day before; or • Defrost in the microwave immediately before cooking using the ‘defrost’ setting. The microwave option is perfect for on-the-day. If you’ve got through what was in your fridge and someone’s after a cheeky second helping, you can defrost quickly in the microwave! You can defrost exactly what you need and avoid having too much that will end up going to waste. This is also a great option for finishing off the defrosting if your food didn’t quite defrost enough in the fridge. Need some extra help with defrosting your BBQ food? The FSA has plenty of guidance to help you prevent any nasty surprises as well as some top tips on cooking meat, including burgers, safely!

Anything that’s still uncooked at the end of the day can be frozen for later. Fresh goodies can be frozen before their ‘use by’ date ready for another day. If the food has already been frozen and defrosted, you’ll need to use it within 24 hours. Or you can cook it into a meal – for example, make a toad in the hole with your remaining Cumberlands – and freeze that, so the possibilities are really endless! Need some then take a look at our wide range of delicious recipes?

BBQs are a perfect summer-time activity and with a little planning you can prevent them from ending with wasted food. And if you need more storage advice, check out our


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Saturday 23rd July 7.30pm Kossoff: The Band Plays On A celebration of the music of Paul Kossoff featuring songs from Free and Back Street Crawler. Tickets £18


London Repertory Players return to the Tivoli, presenting a summer season of 5 plays!

Thursday 1st September 7.30 pm Simon Goodall and the Bourne Again Shadows Tickets £19.50/£17.50 concs 1 in 10 tickets free available via Box Office

Wednesday 27th July - Saturday 30th July 7.30pm Saturday 30th July 2.30pm Taking Steps by Alan Ayckbourn Wednesday 3rd August - Saturday 6th August 7.30pm - Saturday 6th August 2.30pm The Small Hours by Francis Durbridge Wednesday 10th August - Saturday 13th August 7.30pm - Saturday 13th August 2.30pm Fallen Angels by Noel Coward Wednesday 17th August - Saturday 20th August 7.30pm - Saturday 20th August 2.30pm I Have Been Here Before by J.B Priestley Tuesday 23rd August - Thursday 25th August 7.30pm - Thursday 25th August 2.30pm Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh Tickets £18.50 (£17 concessions) evenings / £17 matinees Friday 26th August 7.30pm Gretchen Peters & Her Band Tickets £32.50 & £27.50

Friday 2nd September 7.30pm THE GEORGE HARRISON PROJECT Tickets £20 Saturday 3rd September 7.30pm Calling Planet Earth A New Romantic Symphony that goes on a journey through one of the greatest musical Era’s of All Time – The Electrifying 80’s Tickets £24.50 Friday 9th September 7.30pm Aynsley Lister Tickets £20 Saturday 10th September 7:30 pm Frankie’s Guys: A Celebration Of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Tickets £24.50/ £22.50 concs

Friday 16th September 7:30 pm The Bohemians ‘The World’s most exciting Queen Tribute’ Tickets £21.50 Saturday 17th September 7.30pm John Verity Band Tickets £18.50 Thursday 22nd September 7:30 pm A Journey Into French Music From Offenbach To Gainsbourg Tickets £15 Friday 23rd September 7:30 pm A Head Full of Coldplay A tribute to the music of Coldplay Tickets £20 Saturday 24th September 7:30 pm The King’s Voice – Gordon Hendricks As Elvis Tickets £26 Tuesday 27th September 7:30 pm From The Jam: Unplugged Tickets £32.50 Wednesday 28th September 7:30 pm Matt Black And Special Guest (TBA) Tickets £15

Wednesday 14th September 7.30pm The Gary Fletcher Band Tickets £19.50

Thursday 29th September 7:30 pm Maggie Bell & Dave Kelly Tickets £20

Thursday 15th September 7:30 pm The Zoots: Sounds Of The 60’s Tickets £20

Friday 30th September 7:30 pm Cats In Space – KICKSTART THE SUN TOUR Tickets £25

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Transforming Travel Part 2 Council continue on it’s crusade to transform travel across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. As reported in the last edition of BH Living BCP and Dorset Councils are on a mission to make travel for pedestrians and cyclists safer whilst reducing congestion. Bournemouth is currently being cited as the sixth most congested place in the UK according to research conducted by leading SatNav provider Tom Tom. Our area’s unique geography and lack of joined up travel infrastructure has, according to BCP Council led to an overreliance on cars, resulting in slower journey times and poor air quality in some places. The conurbation’s ambitious economic growth plans mean a new sustainable travel infrastructure is vital to help connect people and places in a way that reduces road congestion and also protects the planet. Transforming Travel aims to revolutionise how we all get about by providing safe, environmentally friendly travel alternatives to the car. The planned improvements, which we’re already seeing being implemented across BCP, are part of

the ‘Transforming Cities Fund’ which is a multi-million pound investment programme in local sustainable travel. In addition, with its emphasis on sustainability, tackling air quality and the new focus on walking and cycling through the government’s Gear Change initiative, Transforming Travel supports BCP Council’s climate emergency ambition to be carbon neutral by 2030. Plans for these improvements were developed in conjunctionwith responses gathered during a public engagement in late 2020 and a later formal consultation which ran 24 February to 31 March 2021. Six new sustainable travel routes have been proposed and are being implemented across BCP. In each edition of BH Living we’ll be looking at each proposed new sustainable route. Last edition we looked at the route between Bournemouth and Ferndown. This edition we’ll be looking at the route between Bournemouth and Christchurch.

Bournemouth Railway to Jumpers Common route Walking and cycling improvements between Holdenhurst Road in Bournemouth and Jumpers Common to the north of Christchurch are proposed to make east-west journeys safer, easier and more enjoyable.

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The work is being carried out in three phases.

Phase one - Harewood Avenue: Completed • Installation of a new, raised toucan crossing on Harewood Avenue near the roundabout links the cycle and walking path and provides dedicated space for pedestrians and cyclists. The existing toucan crossing and speed cushions further south east on Harewood Avenue have been removed. • Extension of the 20mph zone covering all arms of the roundabout onto Harewood Avenue, Littledown Avenue and Harewood Crescent.

New Toucan Crossing on Harewood Avenue, Kings Park

Phase two (November 2021 to September 2022) - Ashley Road to Harewood Avenue: Currently Under Construction

Will include: • A new, separate cycle path is being installed next to the existing footpath between the Vitality Stadium and Harewood Avenue. This will create a 2m wide footpath and a 3m wide two-way cycle path, separated by an area of wildflower planting where space allows • A new separate 3m wide two-way cycle path and 2m wide footpath separated by an area of wildflower planting is being installed alongside Kings Park Bowling Green • Improved cycle and walking facility alongside the car park by the Vitality Stadium • A new informal raised crossing is being installed over Kings Park Drive between the car park at the Vitality Stadium and Kings Park Bowling Green to slow traffic and provide a safer area for pedestrians and cyclists to cross

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• Improvements to existing lighting and installation of new lighting through the park to improve safety and security • New wayfinding signage • Disabled parking spaces are being relocated from the eastern side of the cricket pavilion and café to the Ashley Road side of the building. This will allow space for the construction of a new improved access ramp to the cricket pavilion and café • Installation of new larger raised crossing, improved pedestrian facilities and cycle parking facilities outside the café • Changing some parking bay locations on Kings Park Drive to create safe access along the new cycle track. Bollards will be installed on the existing line-marked cycle lane on King’s Park Drive to prevent vehicles from parking within it




Temporary Footpath Closure Construction of the new separated cycle and walking paths in Kings Park, between the AFCB Vitality Stadium and Harewood Avenue is now underway. During this time, the existing footpath between the stadium and the car park will be closed with a diversion route in place around the athletics stadium.

Artists Impression of the new Cycle and Walking lanes through Kings Park

Phase three (estimated start/completion dates summer 2022 to winter 2022) Harewood Avenue to Sevenoaks Drive Will include: • Improvements to the existing shared use cycle and walking path between Kings Park and Cowell Drive, including widening where required, and vegetation clearance • Other existing cycle and walking paths on the eastern side of Kings Park will be widened and resurfaced • Upgrading of existing lighting and installing of new lighting to improve safety and security for users

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Holdenhurst Road - Ashley Road Proposals include: • New and improved crossing points on Holdenhurst Road • New two-way shared paths on both sides of Holdenhurst Road, between Station Roundabout and the Wellington Road Roundabout • Junction layout revisions to give more priority to people walking and cycling, at the junctions of Holdenhurst Road and various adjoining roads • Improvements along Windham Road and other local roads to provide a quiet route for cycling and walking, including upgraded speed humps, new raised table junctions, improved lighting and new wayfinding signage. Bournemouth railway station to/from Jumpers Common, Christchurch


Holdenhurst Road - Ashley Road Proposals Proposals continue into Kings Park Potential alternative route option via Windham Road




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Improvements to existing bollards to make cycling safer and easier along Northcote Road


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Route continues along Boscombe Grove Road, with new raised table at junction to encourage slower vehicle speeds

Key Shared Path Carriageway Footway

New raised tables to be installed at junctions of Boscombe Grove Road and South Road to encourage slower vehicle speeds

New toucan crossings across Holdenhurst Road


Cyclists able to use Boscombe Grove Road and South Road in both directions to connect to existing crossing on Ashley Road (existing one-way operation retained for all other traffic)

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Toucan Crossing Revised junction layout giving more priority to pedestrians and cyclists

This map is a diagrammatic interpretation of proposals as of February 2021. Not to scale. Existing facilities, including footways and crossings, to be retained unless otherwise indicated. Adjoining roads only indicated as points of reference. Road markings not included.

Chaseside - Iford Roundabout Proposals include: • Improvements along Chaseside, with new crossing points and a protected two-way cycle track on northern side of road • Riverside Avenue junction improved, providing space for better crossing points • New shared path on north-east side of Castle Lane East, between Riverside Avenue and Iford Roundabout • Junction layout revisions to give more priority to people walking and cycling, at the junctions of Castle Lane East and Holdenhurst Avenue, Cheriton Avenue, Holmfield Avenue, Iford Close and Bridle Crescent • Existing shared path through woodland north of Castle Lane East would be improved by surfacing • New protected space for cycling on south-west side of Castle Lane East, between Riverside Avenue and Bridle Crescent

Riverside Avenue to Jumpers Common Proposals include: • New shared path between existing paths near Riverside Avenue and the bridge crossing point • Existing footpath upgraded to shared path for walking and cycling between the bridge that crosses the river and Stour Way, with new wayfinding signage and surfacing, subject to agreement with golf course operator.


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Christchurch Market The weekly street market is back this summer and it’s bringing a wide variety of goods from vegetables to jewelry. A market like this is a great way to find products that you wouldn't find in normal shops and businesses.

Contender Fest

Date: 1 June - 28 December Time: 9am - 4pm Location: High Street, Christchurch Price: £8

A 3-day festival celebrating fitness and great food is back to give people a chance to push themselves and embrace a healthy lifestyle. From workouts to an obstacle course playground, no matter what your age or experience you can join in to keep fit!

Summer Garden Party

Poole Dream Machines Motorbikes are a lifestyle for many people and those such enthusiasts know they can’t turn down a chance to see many of the unique models around. Poole will be playing host to motorbike meets regularly until summer ends! Date: Ongoing until 27 September Time: 6pm - 10pm Location: Poole Quay Price: £10 More Info: 01202 262600

Scoot Happy Try-outs Beryl has E-Scooters all over the place but sometimes learning how to ride one can feel daunting, so here is a chance to safely get over that first step. Learn the scooter basics at a try-out session or gain in-depth road knowledge at a Skills Session from a qualified Bike ability instructor, the first of its kind in the UK.

Date: 6 August 2022 Time: 4pm - 11pm Location: The Nici, West Hill Road, Bournemouth Price: £25+ More Info:

Dirty Dancing Outdoor Cinema Cinema Under The Stars! An amazing outdoor cinema experience at BH Live Littledown with a showing of the classic DIRTY DANCING!

Bournemouth International Triathlon

Date: 26 Aug 2022 (Friday) Time: 6:45pm Location: BH Live Active, Littledown, Bournemouth Price: £16.07 - £22.72 More Info: venues/bh-live-littledown

Have you ever wanted to test your limits and participate in a triathlon? Well then come try out the Bournemouth International Triathlon, you’ll be running, swimming and cycling all the way to Ringwood on the edge of the New Forest for a scenic and well-earned finish.

Swing Unlimited Big Band

Date: 11 September Time: 6am - 2pm Location: West Cliff Beach, Bournemouth Price: £32 - £116 More Info: bournemouthinternationaltri.

Date: 24 July (Sunday) Time: 10am - 5pm Location: The Triangle, Bournemouth Price: Free Contact:

Highcliffe Castle will be filled with a mix of swing, jazz and contemporary music this September as South Coast’s big band arrives with an event perfect for a picnic and a day out. No entry fees but donations collected on the day will be welcome.

Motown Cruise with fireworks

Date: 4 September (Sunday) Time: 1pm - 4pm Location: Highcliffe Castle More Info:

A tribute to Motor City is scheduled in Poole this summer. The Live DJ will be mixing a little Smokey, Marvin, and Stevie, plus the Temptations, Four Tops and a whole host of class acts. Crown the evening off by watching the Poole Quay Fireworks display from the best seat in the house! Date: 4 August - 25 August Time: 7pm - 10pm Location: Poole Quay Price: £22.15 More Info:


A Caribbean themed Garden Party, right in the middle of summer, with views to Bournemouth beach, Live Performing Artists x Dj's x BBQ & 360 Photo Booth, let the fun begin.

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Date: 10 September - 12 September Time: 3pm Location: Parley Lane, Hurn, Christchurch Price: £8 Adult, £3.50 for 16s and under, Free for children 5 and under. More Info: entertainment/contender-fest-poole/

Jason Manford Known across the country as a hit radio host and stand-up comedian, Jason Manford will be coming to Poole this summer to keep everybody on their toes and the edge of their seats. Date: 10 September Time: 7:30pm Location: Lighthouse Poole's Centre For The Arts Price: £33 Contact: 01202 280000

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Yoga & Vegan Brunch in the New Forest As new health trends have risen to popularity none have outdone those of Yoga and Veganism, now you can attend an event dedicated to them both in the scenic location of the New Forest. Date: 18 September Time: 9am - 12pm Location: The Retreat New Forest, Christchurch Price: £40 More Info:



Take a chance on MAMMA MIA! Bournemouth Pavilion | Wed 20–Sat 30 July 2022 Box Office: 0300 500 0595* | | *Charged the same as a standard rate call. Opening times subject to change. See website for details.

The only crematorium in Poole, Purbeck and North Dorset

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BCP Council has announced that Poole Crematorium at Gravel Hill will be closed until at least September 2022, and currently has no plans to replace the defunct cremators. Harbour View is an ideal alternative.

A complete funeral service is available directly, without the need for a Funeral Director. A beautiful, peaceful location for funerals and memorial services

Ceremony halls suitable for small or large congregations

Easily accessible from the A35 and A31

Full funeral home facilities available on-site

At least 90 minutes between funerals

Catering facilities available on-site for wakes

Air-conditioned ceremony halls

Available directly via Harbour View, or through any office of Tapper Funeral Service. Call 01202 630111 or visit * Correct at time of printing, March 2022

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