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October 2012 ISSUE 32





editor’s letter

to the Christchurch Eye Community Magazine

Every month I sit here staring at a blank screen wondering what on earth to write to you all about. There is always so much going on in Christchurch and hopefully it’s mainly covered here within these pages so how about I tell you about my life and me this month. Well, My youngest son has gone into Year 8 at Twynham and finally looks like he actually fits into his blazer looking like the proper, young handsome chap that he is. We’ve recently moved closer to the school so he is over the moon that he gets those extra ten minutes in bed each morning! My eldest boy has started college over in Poole and is finding it quite a trek each morning and evening so the days are now much longer for him. I feel he’s grown up way too fast and I hardly seem to see him anymore. My youngest is 18 months now and having two older children has made me realize how precious every moment is with her so although I work full-time hours, I try and squeeze these into the evenings and the two days I have help with looking after her so that I can spend as much time as possible with her walking around Christchurch and going to the swing park etc. We always find something to do here in Christchurch together come rain or shine and since doing so, I’ve really come to appreciate even more now, how lovely a town we truly live in. And lastly and by no means least, my husband, amongst working every hour and putting in his training for cycling the Etape du Tour again next year, he has a long list of jobs that he has to live up to for our new home which is one huge project we have taken on. With such a busy household, there’s never a dull moment in this house I can tell you! Oh, and I forgot to mention the newest member of our family ‘Socks’ our little kitty. I couldn’t resist popping a piccie of him in this edition so, here he is! Well until next month readers, please enjoy this month’s magazine. All the Best,

Cheryl Cheryl Dennett Editor & Publisher November Copy Deadline The copy deadline for November is Monday 15 October.


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he 8th Christchurch (Burton) Scouts have been in existence since July 1933 and now provide activities for over 75 children in Burton. The Group have a dedicated team of volunteer Leaders who run an active programme of events for the Beavers, Cubs and Scout which include camping, sports and community activities. The programme helps Burton Village retain its community feel and helps make life in the Village more pleasant. Without our volunteers, supporters and Friends, the Scouts would not be able to run. The Group meets regularly at Burton Scout Hut which is a relic of the Severn Bridge Building project where it was once used as a Site Foreman’s office. The building has been on its current site since the fifties and despite several major renovations is now coming to the end of



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its useful life and it needs to be replaced. The Scout Group has now raised more than £20,000 but they are looking to meet a rebuilding cost of £120,000. The Group Leaders, supporters, parents and friends are confident the target will be met. The Scouts also organise a Carnival each year, usually in July but due to the weather this year will be on September 15th the proceeds go towards keeping scouting activities running in Burton. The Carnival is one of many fund raising events including being at the Fireworks in Stanpit and this year we have been involved in the Torch Relay and the Jubilee Event on the Quomps. For more information contact: Graham Markwick, Group Scout Leader: themarkwicks@ntlworld. com or telephone 07738 464618 Or Chris Wilcox, Publicity: hazaken1@googlemail. com or mobile 07402 325143



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What’s On Thursday 4th October Christchurch Priory Lunchtime Organ Recital at 12.30pm – Luca Massaglia from Italy, admission FREE – retiring collection. Thursday 4th October Evening tour for Christchurch Priory Church - All evening tours start at 6.30pm meet at the tower door. The tour consists of the Tower, Museum, Ground level, Crypts and the roof space. £10 per person no children under the age of 8 years. Booking is essential and they should book via the Verger on 01202 485804. Thursday 4th October Bransgore Horticultural Society presents a lecture by Rev Sylvia Martin on ‘Plants of the Bible’ at 7.30pm, Resource Centre, Ringwood Road, Bransgore. Non members welcome. Friday 5th October Barn Dance - Christchurch Royal British Legion Women’s Section. Barn Dance at Royal British Legion, Bargates in the Ballroom. From 7.30pm to 10.30pm. £5 to include Ploughmans. Caller Mrs Powis. Tickets available from Club Bar or Miss Hillman (01202 480762). Saturday 6th October Rotary organised quiz with fish and chip supper at 7pm, St Marks Hall Highcliffe. Phone Tony Clark 01425 611038 for tickets @ £9.50 each. Max 8 per team, we can place you in a team. BYO drinks. Saturday 6th October Saint Faith’s Medieval Fair at Place Mill and The Red House Museum 11am until 4pm. Discover medieval Christchurch through crafts,games,food and music - Free Event Saturday 6th October St George’s Church Skittles - Skittles with Fish and chips and Raffle. St George’s Church Hall, 4.30pm ‘til 8pm. Cost £7 per person, Bring your own drinks, tea and coffee provided. Contact 01202 485363 to book places limited. Thursday 11th October Christchurch Priory lunchtime Organ Recital at 12.30pm – Paul Derrett from Hull, admission FREE – retiring collection. Saturday 13th October Mudeford Wood Community Centre - 10am to midday - Drop in for a coffee or tea and slice of home- made cake and chat to friends. Mudeford Wood Community Centre, Piper’s Drive, Christchurch, BH23 4TR - www. for more

information. Sunday 14th October CARBOOT SALE- LIONS CLUB OF CHRISTCHURCH@ STANPIT Recreation Ground, Stanpit. START 7.30AM - SELLERS, 8.00AM BUYERS. £5 - CARS, TRAILERS AND SMALL VANS - £8. BUYERS FREE, (small donations appreciated). Refreshments & toilet facilities on site. All monies raised donated to Charity. Wednesday 17th – Saturday 27th October Silent Auction at Julia’s House Charity Shop, 23 High Street, Christchurch. We are looking for good quality Antique, Collectable, Jewellery items to auction and all the monies to go to our Charity. Come along to our shop to browse the items and place a bid, we have a quantity of Silverware, Watches and Jewellery plus Poole, Coalport and other items in our Auction. Thursday 18th October Comedy Night at The Kings Arms Hotel, Priory Suite. Only £10 per person! Doors open at 7pm First act 8.30pm. Not suitable for children under 18 years old but great for adults. To book please call 01202 588933 or email Tickets also available from Christchurch Information Centre. Thursday 18th October Christchurch Priory lunchtime Organ Recital 12.30pm – Malcolm Riley from Maidstone Grammar School,

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cont’d..............admission FREE – retiring collection. Thursday 18th October The last Town Guided Walk of 2012 starts from the Old Town Hall, Saxon Square at 2.00 p.m. Organised by Christchurch History Society this 1½ hour Heritage walk is led by Christchurch Town Guide, Terry Thomas. Adults £4, children free, dogs welcome. Saturday 20th October The Highcliffe Branch Poppy Appeal Coffee Morning with a Bring & Buy and a raffle. In aid of the Poppy Appeal will be from 10am till 12pm, The Methodist Church Hall, Lymington Rd, Highcliffe. All are welcome Come and meet new friends. Saturday 20th October Friends of Christchurch Libraries 11.15am, Priory House (behind the Priory), Christchurch. ‘A Christchurch Photographer, Roland Adams: a look at his early work’ an illustrated talk by John Lewis. Tickets from Christchurch & Highcliffe Libraries. Friends: free, Non Members £2.00. Sunday 21st October Autumn Wedding Fair at Highcliffe Castle from 11am to 4pm, the now popular bi-annual event is a chance for all brides-to-be to take a look at the range of services and businesses associated with their big day, all in one place. Admission just £1. Wednesday 24th October Film “A Farm for the Future” by Rebecca Hosking, who rethought the future of the family farm after Peak Oil. An inspired critique of food production and security, 7.30— 9.30pm, at Druitt Hall, off High Street, BH23 1AW. Thursday 25th October Christchurch Priory lunchtime Organ Recital at 12.30pm – Paul Carr from St Paul’s, Birmingham, admission FREE – retiring collection. Friday 26th October- Thursday 8th November Loose Threads - Textile Exhibition by Brenda Weeks and students at the Hayloft Gallery, 14 Wick Lane, Christchurch BH23 1HX. Open 11am - 4pm, Monday-Saturday. Admission free. Tel. 01202 428004. Saturday 27th October Royal British Legion Christchurch Poppy Appeal launch for 2012 will be in Saxon Square, Christchurch on Commences at 10 a.m. and runs through to 1 p.m. Features RBL Band. Wednesday 31st October Ghost, Ghouls and things that go bump in the Town - £4 per person. Tickets are available from Christchurch Information


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Wednesday 31st October Stan’s Blues Jam at The Avon Causeway, Hurn, BH23 6AS. On The Last Wednesday of Every Month. Entry £1 for players and listeners. Backline provided. 8.30pm - 11pm. Contact the Elderly are looking for reserve car drivers for Christchurch Group two or three times a year on a Sunday afternoon to take elderly people out for a drive and out to tea at volunteer host and hostesses private homes. Host and hostesses always wanted to entertain up to six elderly people and two drivers for afternoon tea. Ring Carolyn Dennis 01202 424482 The POPPY APPEAL urgently require collectors in the Christchurch area. Can you spare an hour or two to collect in your street / flats / office / exercise class? NO PAY but satisfaction from helping our Service personnel. For details please contact JOAN/GERRY on 01202-485300 The Wheelyboat is a flat bottomed boat that is completely accessible to wheelchair users and those with mobility difficulties. It is accessed via a slipway and up a ramp. No steps to negotiate or need to get out of a wheelchair. It will then be available for hire at the same rate as the other motor boats from Quay Leisure on Christchurch Quay. Please ring 07813 278698 during business hours to check availability. New Milton Talking Newspaper - Phone Secretary Pauline Newenham on 01425 628007 for a free weekly recording of local news for the blind and partially-sighted. There is now a website: so that potential listeners may hear one of the editions.




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ith the school holidays well behind us and school back in full swing, the next on the list to look forward to is Halloween! There’s something nice about eating all those sweets, opening the door to the children who have dressed up for their trick or treating and watching good old Halloween films.


Whether it’s a night in with the family or a night out on the town there are some places in Christchurch offering entertainment. For families, the Christchurch Rowing Club are hosting a fundraising party on the 28th from 7pm and are welcoming everyone. But if you are someone who prefers not to dress up, then this is the year for you to embrace it! All they are asking is a £2 donation on the door. There is also a guided walk on the night of Halloween. Susan Stott, a Paranormal Researcher will walk and talk to you about many haunted tales of Christchurch. Join her if you dare! The ‘Ghost, Ghouls and things that go bump in the Town’ guided walk is £4 per person and you can get tickets from Christchurch Information Centre. Under 16’s go free! This year, why not carve a pumpkin? Always a great way to entertain little ones. Searching the internet for ideas of a uniquely scary face is a great way for inspiration! This year I’ll be celebrating Halloween up in Winchester where I’m studying, but I will be sure to have my pumpkin carved, my sweets at the ready and be fully expecting whatever Halloween tricks will be played on me by my housemates! Happy Halloween!!!

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ongratulations to Cheryl for initiating a fantastic new addition to the local ‘Eye’ publications offer, the Business Awards. Awards schemes are not only good for business, but for the consumer also.


Awards schemes are a fantastic way for businesses to let the world know what they do and just how well they do it. Awards provide opportunities to promote the business and can offer the consumer confidence in the goods and services provided. Once established, awards schemes encourage competitiveness. A good existing example locally is the Food Festival’s Best of the Best Awards, which are now sought after prizes and used in marketing and promotion of the winning establishments. In an effort to win, local eateries raise their game and therefore standards rise within the trade. Local Eye magazines’ Business Awards will be open to local businesses of all kinds and importantly be voted for by local consumers. Monthly winners will not only have some great publicity but can look forward to being in with a chance to win the prestigious title of Business of the Year. Another way for businesses to promote themselves and also support the local community is through getting involved in local events. In last month’s edition of the Eye was a double-page spread promoting this year’s Highcliffe Christmas Carnival – check out the website for details of sponsor opportunities. Local events like this present a great chance for businesses to put themselves in the limelight. In fact, many local events would not happen but for the support of local businesses. Businesses provide goods and services and, importantly, local employment so successful businesses are essential for communities to thrive. So, whether a business or a customer – why not get involved with local events and schemes like the Local Eye Magazines’ Business Awards and get your nomination in!

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Have you received a particurlay good service from a local business recently? Then please do tell us about it! Here at Local Eye Magazines, we want to spread good news! To nominate your favourite business, either pop along to our website and tell us why or alternatively, if you do not have internet access, you can fill in the form below and post to us or pop through our letterbox if you are passing. Business Award nominations, Local Eye Magazines, 20 Manor Road, Christchurch BH23 1LU. You could make all the difference to someone’s business by just giving us two minutes of your time and letting us know about a service you have received. You can nominate as many businesses as you wish! To nominate your favourite business online, go to our website

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Magnesium: Good for Golden Greg and Good for YOU too! Magnesium oil spray or flakes can be helpful in pain management, whether it is chronic muscle pain as in back pain or more acute as in cramp, sprains and strains. Magnesium enhances recovery from strenuous activity, and from injuries. Athletes have discovered the benefits. For example Greg Rutherford, gold medallist in the long jump in the Olympics, uses both the flakes and the spray, particularly for cramp and post-exercise recovery. Cramp and Muscle Pain Muscle cramp, muscle pain and muscle twitches may indicate low magnesium levels. Interestingly, pre-menstrual stress, migraines, moodiness, low mood, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and an increased risk of falls and fatigue also can relate to low magnesium levels. Why you may need Magnesium • The UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey of 2008-20010 has stated that: • ‘80% of older people (65+) are deficient in magnesium, a deficiency known to promote high blood pressure, heart disease and falls.’ • ‘Half of our teenage girls have daily levels that indicate gross deficiency’ • ‘Among children and adolescents in the UK, the majority fail to get the basic reference nutrient intake (below the RDA) for magnesium.’ Magnesium levels in food have lowered over the years. Eating of fresh dark greens and other magnesium-rich sources has decreased. Medication such as contraceptives, asthma drugs, anti-depressants and indigestion and antacid tablets, are examples of the many drugs that prevent absorption or deplete magnesium levels.

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Popular Club for older people in Christchurch desperately need more volunteers


popular club for older people in Christchurch faces closure unless more local people come forward urgently to help out. Care charity Brendoncare has issued a plea for volunteer helpers to get in touch, so that it can continue providing members, most of whom are in their 80s and 90s and live alone, with a really valuable trip out of their home each week. Brendoncare Locality Manager, Tony Hanson, explains: “Our club members thoroughly enjoy meeting their friends, guest speakers and entertainers, activities, outings and informative talks. But we really need to recruit more helpers and a leader to keep the club going. The leader role would suit someone who is well organised with a confident, outgoing personality. Volunteers are very special people, so I hope the local community will respond to this heart-felt plea for help.”

The Brendoncare Castle Club meets at the Waterford Lodge Hotel, Bure Lane, Mudeford, Christchurch weekly on a Monday from 2pm – 4pm. Tony continues: “Our clubs are really popular, showing the enormous need there is for socialising and friendship for older people. If you feel you could help, please get in touch! Full training is given and it really is a thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable way to spend a few hours each week. ” If you feel you could help us, please call Tony on 01202 722211 or 07900918017 or visit www. New members also very welcome.

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The boathouse veranda fills with visitors; three swans swoosh overhead. Black headed gulls fly, free as the wind; terns shriek amongst buoys. Three swans swoosh overhead; a cat, poised, patiently waits. Terns shriek amongst buoys; the water gently laps the shore A cat, poised, patiently waits. A man jumps over a low log, laughing, with his dog. The water gently laps the shore; a skiff, with shouting cox, glides towards Wick Ferry. A man jumps over a low log, laughing, with his dog. Black headed gulls fly, free as the wind; a skiff with shouting cox glides towards Wick Ferry. The boathouse veranda fills with visitors. This poem is based on images gathered by CCC Poets during 2012 for the September Poetry Jamboree.

A Poem by Tom Murphy Avon and Stour Christchurch in summer listen if you can, Avon maiden is embracing Stour Man. See them rejoicing in the September heat, where they are betrothed is called Riversmeet. What seems to be the ebb and flow of the tide, are the nuptial rhythms of Groom and Bride. What What is age? A turning of the page. The tempering of the fire. What is age? A turning of the page. We are as old as our desire. 20 ChristchurchEYE

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St Faith’s Fair n the 1st January 1257 the twenty-one yearold Baldwin de Redvers came of age and King Henry III subsequently installed him as the Lord of the Manor of Christchurch and numerous other manors. This position had been held by the de Redvers for over 150 years, and for all of that time the town had been served by a single annual fair. Being held eight weeks after Easter on the holy feast day of the parish church this was known as Trinity Fair. However, later in 1257 the King granted Baldwin two charters permitting him to hold markets and fairs on eleven of his manors scattered throughout Hampshire, Wiltshire, and Devon (the de Redvers were Earls of Devon). The latter of these charters, issued shortly after Christmas, gave permission for a second fair to be held in Christchurch on the vigil, feast, and morrow of the maidenly St Faith. It is not known why St Faith’s day was chosen - her feast day (6th October) may have already been another local holiday, or it might simply have been to provide an autumn complement to the early summer Trinity Fair. The original charter is presumed lost, but it is almost certain that it would have included the standard restriction that St Faith’s Fair should not be ‘injurious to neighbouring fairs’. Even in the 13th century it was acknowledged that a new ‘shopping centre’ could cause problems for existing traders – even if it was located a two hour ride away rather than a ten minute drive to an edge-of-town supermarket. Baldwin de Redvers seems to have been generous with the revenue he was due from St Faith’s Fair because he subsequently granted ‘the entire toll and stallage and all customs of merchandise’ – a good proportion of the profit - to the burgesses of Christchurch. The burgesses were the prominent people of the town, usually about twelve in number, who acted as an unelected town council. The list of witnesses to Baldwin’s charter

indicates that it was almost certainly drawn up in Christchurch, possibly in the upstairs hall of the Constable’s House. The burgesses obviously valued this privilege because some fifty years later they applied to King Edward II, and paid a fee of 100 shillings (the equivalent of over £3,000 today), for a confirmation of Baldwin’s charter. From 1752, when eleven days were omitted from September to bring the calendar into accord with Pope Gregory’s reforms, St Faith’s Fair was held on the 17th October. It continued on this date as a livestock fair until abolished, along with Trinity Fair, in 1872 – ironically, at the request of the Mayor and burgesses. In 2007, to celebrate the 750th anniversary of the royal charter for St Faith’s Fair, a ‘medieval’ fair was held in the historic courtyard of Ye Olde George Inn (Photo). A similar fair has been held at Place Mill on Christchurch Quay every year since. This year St Faith’s Medieval Fair, featuring music, crafts, and games, will be held at Place Mill and the Red House Museum on Saturday 6th October – St Faith’s feast day - from 11.00am until 4.00pm. For more details contact: StFaithsMedievalFair or stephanieliney@yahoo. For more historical information about St Faith’s Fair refer to the well-researched booklet ‘The Medieval Markets & Fairs of Christchurch’ by local historian David Eels, available locally at £3.50.

The Christchurch Local History Society produces a quarterly journal for its members (also available to purchase at Christchurch Information Centre) and organises a series of talks from September to May. These take place at Christchurch Junior School in Clarendon Rd, on the first Tuesday of the month. More information on the society can be found at

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Picture: Courtesy of Tony Burrows Photography. © 2007 Tony Burrows



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Clubs, Classes, Groups & Societies Fitness, Sport and Wellbeing Alzheimer’s Society Memory Cafe - Alzheimer’s Society is holding its monthly Memory Cafe on Wednesday 10 October from 2.30-4pm at St Joseph’s Parish Centre, 67 Purewell, BH23 1EH. This is an ideal place for people with dementia and their carers to meet others over a cup of tea in a friendly environment. Singing for the Brain group - Alzheimer’s Society is holding its monthly Singing for the Brain group on Wednesday 24 October from 2-3.30pm at St Joseph’s Parish Centre, 67 Purewell, BH23 1EH. This is a fun and stimulating activity for people with dementia and their carers. For more information call 01202 716393. Chi Kung Exercise Class - Come and join us on Friday mornings 10.45am-12.15 at Wessex Health Studio, 17 Stour Road, Christchurch BH23 1PL www. Please call Tutor Poppy (01202) 735560 to book a place. Highcliffe Short Mat Bowls Club. Play at the Methodist Church Hall, Lymington Road, Highcliffe on Monday and Thursday evenings, and Thursday afternoon (beginners). We will be pleased to welcome new players, why not come along and give it a go? Please contact Malcolm on 01202 486583. Club web site Dru Yoga. Hall on the Hill, Marlow Drive, Christchurch. Tuesdays 10-11.30am £7. Suitable for all ages, fitness levels and abilities. Dru Yoga enhances physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. To book your place please call Christina 01202 777622 07971916228 Yoga Classes held in Christchurch. All ages, all abilities, all welcome - Develop your practice at your own pace to bring inner peace, increase flexibility, strengthen.... a life time to practise! To book call Julia Silva-Perez, qualified BWY instructor on 07989 971928 or email TENNIS - Tuckton Tennis Club (Operating from Christchurch Tennis Facility in Barrack Road) seeks new players over fifty, to play every Mon. & Thurs mornings. Call Derek on 01202 487152 Hatha Yoga - mixed ability adult classes in Highcliffe. Relax, stretch, feel good. EFT/NLP - gentle techniques to help you move forward from emotional challenges, stress and phobias.

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Art and Craft Highcliffe Flower Club - We meet at 2pm at the Methodist Church Hall, Lymington Road on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. On the 10th October we will be having a Christmas workshop. Come and join us. Watercolour classes - SUSAN KNIGHTS ‘Jump in and Get Wet’ watercolour classes in small, friendly, informative classes - overlooking beautiful Christchurch Harbour. Contact Sue on 01202 481099 or email susanknights@ The Christchurch Arts Guild (CAG) - A club for artists whose current membership has a diversity of interest and experience. The Guild provides the opportunity to exhibit and holds regular Critiques, Artist Demonstrations, Life Classes & Workshop Evenings. For full details visit or phone Sandi Hitchens on 01425 613569

Children Brownies – There are spaces for girls from 7-10 years to join 1st Mudeford Brownies on Monday evenings. For more information contact Maria on 07788156677, email or register your interest at involved.aspx Creative Ballet Classes for children 3+ at Portfield Hall, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 2AQ Thursday from 3.45pm. Classes are fun and creative with an emphasis on building confidence and coordination as well as teaching poise, movement quality, musicality, spatial awareness, strength and flexibility. Call Sally on 07950459119 or email sally.

for toddlers and preschool age children - Portfield Hall, Portfield Road, Christchurch every Wednesday 1.30pm - 2.20pm. ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL Contact Lisa on 0844 873 4740a or email lisa@thecreationstation. Portfield Bears Parent and Toddler Group - Tuesday’s 9.30 - 11.30 at Portfield Hall, Portfield Road, Christchurch BH23 2AQ. £1.50 per family, friendly group, everyone welcome. Craft, Singing, Toys, Drink and Snack. Contact Beth MUSICAL STEPS - “Voted Netmums’ Favourite Preschool Class 2012” Inspiring and educational music classes from Monday 10th September for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. The Rehearsal Room, The Regent Centre, Christchurch, 0845 643 5025. heather.,

Clubs and Societies CHRISTCHURCH PROBUS CLUB - Meets 10.30 am 2nd Tuesday monthly at the Waterford Lodge Hotel, Bure Lane, Christchurch. A very friendly welcome awaits all retired professional and businessmen. Interesting speakers and excellent lunches! Contact the Secretary, Robin Haggett on 01202-482528. MONDAY SOCIAL CLUB at Portfield Hall Christchurch; 9.45am to 2pm. Morning coffee and chat before playing games. Weekly raffle, freshly cooked two course lunch with tea/coffee after. Modest weekly cost. Contact Les Denmead 01202 470929. French Conversation Group, every Tuesday 2-3pm at St Catherine’s Hill Community Hall. For a good time among friendly people. All welcome. I’ll bring the coffee, just bring yourself... For information, contact Alain Jourdan 07887787012 /

Priory Toddler Group - Wednesday’s 10am - 12pm (term times only) at The Priory Hall, Princess Avenue, Christchurch, BH23 1DB. £2 per family. Parents, carers, & grandparents are welcome to this friendly group. Toys, crafts, singing, drinks & snacks. Contact Penny on 01202 471807.

Christchurch Central Women’s Institute. Wednesday 3rd October, Baptist Church Hall, Bargates 10am12noon, a talk by Mrs Jenkins, entitled “Wrens on the Rock. We meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month, 10am-12noon at the Baptist Church Hall, Bargates. For further information please call 01202 386813.

Musical Minis- a fun music group for babies and toddlers. Songs, instruments stories in a relaxed atmosphere. Classes now in Christchurch. Highcliffe from September. Contact Gill 01202 462971 or email for more details on this popular class.

Highcliffe Evening Women’s Institute meet at 7.15pm on Weds 17 Oct at the Day Centre, 250 Lymington Rd, Highcliffe. The evening will feature a talk about William Morris, a “pot luck” quiz, raffle, and refreshments. Visitors & potential new members are very welcome. Contact the Secretary Barbara Burton on 01425271995 for more info.

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Local Domestic Cleaning Company

A Beautiful Clean One off clean, clean and tidy or a regular booking Please contact us:

07788 454487 or 01202 477812

10% Discount for First Clean

Health & Beauty

Estate Agents

Heating Engineers


ESTATE AGENTS & AUCTIONEERS 2 Church Street Christchurch 499466

For Sale RICHARD Static caravan for sale GODSELL ÂŁ13995 6 berth Est. 1928

Home Services

Price includes 2012 site fees. Sea views and own parking. For more details please call Kristie on 07919 048 935 Littlesea holiday park, Lynch lane Weymouth Dorset DT4 9DT

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Garden Maintenance and Design Improve your outdoor area - all year round Garden clearance and one-off tidy Regular maintenance - ÂŁ10 per hour Lawns, hedges, weeding & pruning Allotments and shop/business fronts

01425 206207

On site repairs & tuition from ÂŁ20 New computer systems from ÂŁ299 inc. free installation

Locally based in Tuckton, friendly and reliable.

Please contact Duncan: 07773 784244 / 01202 382615


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• Alterations • • Dressmaking • • Curtains • • Soft Furnishing • Collection & Returns Service Available

07852 578431


Is your garden overgrown?

• Hedges trimmed, trees & shrubs pruned • Lawns cut, gardens weeded etc. • Tidy, courteous, friendly, efficient service from an experienced, skilled gardener • No job too large or small • All landscaping jobs undertaken

Ring Ron on 07774 073866 for a quote

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For further details & FREE Introductory lesson call Peter & Lynne Smith (CRB checked) 01202 464 823 07501 975 409

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Business Awards Awards Celebrating Local Business Excellence

Local Eye Magazines are proud to announce the recent launch of our Business Awards, to recognise and celebrate business excellence through the successes and achievements of it’s local businesses in Christchurch & Highcliffe. ALL businesses in Christchurch & Highcliffe have an opportunity to win our Business of the Month Award. There is one award each month for the Highcliffe Eye magazine and also one each month for the Christchurch Eye magazine.

within the BH23 area may now be nominated by our readers via the website. Entries are monitored so that a business is unable to keep nominating for themselves. Businesses found to be abusing the system will be withdrawn from the awards and we will publicise the withdrawal. The Business of the Month “Awards are one of the most Awards are chosen the nominations powerful and cost-effective from by our Editor.

marketing tools and winning a prestigious Business of the Month Award will help your business to stand out from the crowd, send a positive message to your existing customers and attract new business.”

Each winner of the monthly Business Awards will be highlighted in a following edition of the magazine, appear on our ‘Wall of Fame’ on our website, receive a framed certificate and will also have permission to use our branded award logo on any merchandise/advertising to help promote their business, therefore raising their profile within the community. We have decided that all businesses

As well as our ‘Business of the Month Award’, we will also be awarding our ‘Business of the Year Award’ with results being taken from the overall nominations of the year. A panel consisting of representatives of local impartial organisations, plus one representative of Local Eye magazines management team overlooks the ‘Business of the Year Awards’. All our advertisers are automatically entered into our Business Awards. To nominate your favourite business, go to our website It takes just two minutes!

Please go to our website for more information

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