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4Dorset Volume 10 • Issue 10 • May 2013 editor Janine Pulford editorial@mags4dorset.co.uk design director Ben Pulford design@mags4dorset.co.uk graphic designer Daniel Lee design4dorset@btconnect.com account managers Mark Beechey sales@mags4dorset.co.uk Russell Harness advertise@mags4dorset.co.uk Annie Walters advertise@mags4dorset.co.uk company secretary Nick Pulford accounts4dorset@btconnect.com accounts Debbie Payne 4Dorset is independently published and distributed free to homes and businesses in selected areas of Dorset and Hampshire. It is also available by subscription at £25 per year. Views or opinions expressed in 4Dorset are not necessarily those of the publisher. The publisher reserves the right to refuse any advertisement deemed to be unsuitable for publication. Information about a service does not imply recommendation. All purchases made through this publication are done so entirely at your own risk. The copyright on all written material, logos and advertising artwork produced by our studio remains with 4Dorset and should not be reproduced without prior written permission from the publisher.

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There was great excitement in our house on 19 April when our youngest son Louis returned home. He’d spent nearly seven months in Australia and had a short visit to Thailand to round off his trip abroad. Wearing a healthy tan and sporting long dreadlocks, bleached blond by the Aussie sunshine, he looked taller than when he left. It was a joyous homecoming and what an amazing time he’d had. Will we see him back at the office? Well Australia has had a huge impact on him and made him realise that he prefers the great outdoors to being cooped up in an office. In Australia, he spent a long time working on the land and living in a tepee. We will no doubt benefit from his design skills, but he is keen to source some gardening work on a freelance basis because he loves being outdoors. I remember telling you how hard last month’s magazine was to pull together. Well this one was even worse. My poor Mum ended up in hospital with a bad case of shingles and she really was ill. Luckily she is back home now and has recovered remarkably well. But please take heed. If you get an unexplained rash on your body, don’t ignore it. Get to the doctor and have it checked out. If shingles gets a grip, it really is nasty. To round off, let me tell you that this magazine is brimming with news, features and competitions. A bench and table worth over £300 for your garden is just one of the prizes on offer this month. Enjoy!

Contents Around & About 24-25 BCU - Step into Broadstone 14-17 BCU - In the Home & Garden 19-23 BCU - Sports & Leisure 12-13 Competitions 20, 26-27 Horoscopes 28 Letters 9 Motoring 30 Specialist Services 29 Write to: The Editor, 1st Floor, King George V Pavilion, Peter Grant Way, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9EN

NEXT COPY CLOSING DATE: 16 May 2013 The Editor reserves the right to amend or shorten contributions in order to fit in with the editorial policy and style of the magazine

FRONT COVER PHOTOGRAPH: Maypole dancing at Milton Abbas © Kay Browning

Until next month

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Choco-tastic sur-prize

EASTER EGG PRESENTATION: Graham Palmer with James and Paula

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ongratulations to James Garland from Cranborne who won the mags4dorset ‘Spot the Bunny’ competition in the March issue of 4Dorset. Five-year-old James attends Cranborne First School and loves puzzles. His mother Paula said, “He particularly likes spot the difference. This competition was right up his street. He did it on his own as spotting the bunnies was a fun thing to do.” Paula had picked up 4Dorset whilst shopping in Wimborne and was very glad she did. She accompanied James to collect his chocolate egg from Graham Palmer at The Square Corner in Wimborne who sponsored the prize. James couldn’t stop smiling when the egg was presented to him. The correct answer to the competition was 5 bunnies and they appeared in the following advertisements: Contakt Carpets, Dumpton School, Honeybrook Farm & Country Park, Kitchen Style, Raffles Restaurant. Judging by the number of incorrect answers that flooded in, this competition was much harder than it seemed. Well done James.

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Other winners: TJ Higgs at the Regent Centre – Mrs S Mohseni, Christchurch. Answer Ouija board T’Pau at the Regent Centre – Joanne Weeks, Christchurch. Answer Star Trek

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Strawberry Fayre kick starts festival

The week long Ferndown Festival starts on Saturday 22 June at 10am with the annual Strawberry Fayre at the Barrington Centre in Pennys Walk.

There will be a host of indoor stalls, entertainment, and cream teas. Entrance: 50p, U14s free. A Comedy Club at the Barrington Theatre on 28 June is also part of the festival and headlines Paul Tonkinson (BBC2’s Comedy Club). In further celebration, local restaurants will be running themed evenings.

The world of Brompton

Organized by Ferndown Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Ferndown Town Council, the Ferndown Festival is a first for the town and includes as its finalé, the inaugural Pram Race from pub-to-pub on 29 June. Other events on that day include a French and Farmers Market from 10am with street entertainment and buskers.

So… Have you got… Prams at the ready?

The inaugural Pram Race promises to be fast and furious

Entrants will meet at the Old Thatch at Stapehill from 11am, with the race starting at 1pm. Wimborne Road and Victoria Road will be closed with a rolling road block during the race, which ends at the White Heather. Prize giving will be at 3pm at the Barrington Centre. Enter now. Close date for registration is noon, 27 June 2013. There are no entries permitted on the day. Registration forms from linda.thornton56@btinternet.com or call 07955 699371.

Pedals Cycle Centre in Ferndown is celebrating becoming one of the largest Brompton dealers outside of London, having recently been classified as a B-spoke centre - the highest level that can be awarded to a Brompton retailer.  Sharon Worsfold of Pedals said, “ We always have a demonstrator Brompton available and stock a large range of Brompton bikes, luggage and Brompton spares. “Hand built in London, the Brompton folding bike allows you to rethink, vary and adapt your journeys at will. If you have never considered these bikes before as a commuting option then you could be missing a trick. The Brompton can be folded down within seconds and tucked neatly under your desk or even in the broom cupboard.” Pedals workshop has also received the highest level of workshop accreditation with Brompton servicing and repairs carried out on the premises. Visit Pedals Cycle Centre at 493 Ringwood Road, Ferndown to find out more.

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Artist’s impression

Beacon Project

Views sought on

Stanpit makeover Christchurch Borough Council is looking to make improvements to Stanpit Recreation Ground and is asking local people to give their opinions on the scheme. The suggested improvements include a dog agility area, cycle racks and a priority cycle lane, new play structures and picnic areas for families, improvements to vehicle and pedestrian access at the entrance and a larger car park. A more varied and attractive landscape will also be created establishing patches of wild flowers and meadow alongside existing mown areas. Matti Raudsepp, Head of Leisure and Open Spaces for the Christchurch and East Dorset Partnership said, “We would encourage everyone with an interest in the site to give us their thoughts.” The public consultation runs until 31 May and responses can be given online at www.dorsetforyou.com/ stanpitrec. Paper copies are also available at the Civic Offices, Steamer Point and Stanpit Marsh Information Centres, Christchurch and Highcliffe Libraries and the Christchurch Information Centre.

St Mary’s Church in Ferndown has submitted a planning application to East Dorset District Council for the Beacon Project. The aim of the project is to develop the church’s current buildings and grounds, to make St Mary’s more accessible and to benefit all members of the community. The scheme includes the building of a church lounge with hot drinks facilities to serve as a community meeting place and to link the church and hall buildings together. There are plans to extend the current rooms and to landscape the grounds.

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local WHEELY GOOD IDEA: L-R Andy Beadsley (Wheelyboat Trust), James Maben (Countryside Mobility), Julie and Matt Jones (Wareham Boat Hire) and their children

Wheely good idea for a boat A brand new wheelchair accessible Mk III Wheelyboat, specially designed to provide disabled people with hassle-free and independent access to waterborne activities was launched by the Mayor of Wareham, Cllr Keith Green at Wareham Boat Hire on 10 April 2013.   Supplied through Countryside Mobility South West, the new Wheelyboat will enable disabled adults and children to participate in a wide range of water based activities on the beautiful River Frome. To find out more visit www.mags4dorset. co.uk and read the Wheelyboat post on 8 April 2013. To book the boat, call Matthew or Julie Jones, Managers of Wareham Boat Hire – 07967 673033.

L-R Chrissie Davies-Trustee with Waggy Tails; Ashley Rayner – volunteer with 4 month old Alice; Joyce Little, NeighbourCare; Chris Wilkinson – Waggy Tails volunteer and NeighbourCare driver David Jones – Waggy Tails Duty Manager with Chip

NeighbourCare’s generosity

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Ferndown NeighbourCare a fully self-funding scheme that provides transport for the over 55s to hospital, doctors, dentists, shopping and social visits has just made a charitable donation. Joyce Little says, “Due to the generosity of our clients, NeighbourCare has already made donations to several local charities and groups. We are now turning our support to animals and have donated £1,000 to Waggy Tails.” NeighbourCare also needs new volunteer drivers to meet increasing demand. A mileage allowance is paid. NeighbourCare also supports the Friday Coffee Club which meets at the Barrington Centre (opposite Tescos) every Friday morning from 9.30am. Pop in, meet your friends, make new friends and enjoy a cup of tea/ coffee and a home made cheese scone (£1.50). Contact Joyce 01202 980839.


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Have your say on boundary changes

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Do you agree with the Local Government Boundary Commission for England’s draft proposals of the new council ward changes? The Commission has proposed that East Dorset District Council should have 29 councillors, seven fewer than the current arrangements. Recommendations also outline how those councillors should represent seven single-member, five two-member and four three-member wards across the district. For full details visit www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce. org.uk. Hard copies of the draft proposals can be viewed at council buildings and libraries.  The 12 week consultation period ends on 8 July 2013. If you have any comments send them to: The Review Officer (East Dorset), Local Government Boundary Commission for England, Layden House, 76-86 Turnmill Street, London EC1M 5LG or by email: reviews@lgbce.org.uk

Church’s centenary Colehill Methodist Church is celebrating its centenary on Sunday, 12 May.  To mark this memorable occasion several events of praise and thanksgiving are being planned. These will include a series of afternoon services led by former Ministers, after which there will be time for reminiscing over afternoon tea.  To get the ball rolling, on Sunday, 12 May the Rev’d Dr Mark Kimber will hold a service at 10.45am followed at 3pm by Harold Foster. A very warm welcome is extended to anyone who would like to come and help celebrate.

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Charity of the Year

THE OSBORNE CENTRE Dear Readers, It’s Alan from the Osborne Centre, writing to you again from our branch at West Parley.

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Upcoming events at the Osborne Centre

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t never ceases to amaze me just how our branch manages to survive financially in these days of cutbacks and restraint. Money can be difficult to generate and because our running costs are in the region of £170,000 per annum, raising sufficient funds is crucial. As we are autonomous and unfortunately receive no local or national funding, we need to rely on the general public for financial support. We have a great team of fundraisers who organise spring, summer, autumn and Christmas fairs, quiz evenings and theme nights throughout the year. New supporters are always welcome, so why not ring us to check our forthcoming events? Teams coordinate street collections, often braving the great British weather, raising thousands of pounds for us. Last July we were fortunate when being chosen

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• Quiz and Curry, Friday 24 May at 7pm • Table Top Sale, Saturday 8 June • Garden Party, Saturday 27 July from 12 noon

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by Sainsbury’s Ferndown as their charity for the year, enabling regular collections at their store. Another source of much needed revenue comes from our in-house shop called ‘Aladdin’s Cave’. Members and guests can browse its well-stocked shelves before buying that elusive article or gift that you’ve always wanted but never knew where to purchase. All the donated items displayed for sale are of good quality and very reasonably priced. Why not visit us

to check it out or even donate that unwanted present, to help raise funds for our Centre. The sky’s the limit for our brilliant supporters who raise money by getting sponsored. Whether it’s jumping out of aeroplanes, running marathons, baking cakes or any of the other 1001 ideas that these wonderful people think up in order to help us, they can be assured that every penny raised supports local people with MS and their families.

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Next month: CAB Counselling Mates Carers

Bye for now Alan Lindsay President Bournemouth and District Branch. MS Society Tel: 01202 570300 www.ms-bournemouth.co.uk


in correspondence Bicycle marking and security advice As part of the National Cycle Week, Ferndown Safer Neighbourhood Teams are offering bicycle marking, security advice and safety tips to help keep you and your property safe this summer . This will be at Moors Valley Country Park on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June 2013, 10am-2pm . For more information call 101 or go to www.dorset. police.uk

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Are summer visitors more important than residents? The ‘Welcome to Bournemouth’ sign looks very smart but the money could be better used for a Shopmobility facility instead. Being disabled I can shop only in  Poole / Salisbury / Winchester. Are summer visitors more important than local residents?

Marilyn Warburton Verwood 

SSAFA name change

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From 10 April 2013, the Dorset Branch of military charity SSAFA Forces Help changed its name to SSAFA as part of a rebrand aimed at improving awareness of the charity amongst members of the Forces community. This is particularly important at a local level where SSAFA’s teams of trained volunteers work hard to ensure that help and advice are always close at hand. Last year alone the Dorset Branch supported 410 veterans and their families in our local community. Families have always been at the heart of what SSAFA does and they have been put at the centre of the brand. The change of name is supported by a modern new logo with a three colour underline to represent the charity’s lifelong support to the Navy, Army and RAF. These changes follow a long period of consultation with volunteers and staff as well as members of the military community. SSAFA has supported our Forces and their families for more than 125 years but the work we do now is more vital than ever before. It’s really important that those who serve and those who used to serve in our Forces know that SSAFA is here for them and their families for life. To contact us please call 01202 742934 or go to www. ssafa.org.uk

Ferndown

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LOCAL NEWS …. 

A338 Fly-tipping costs taxpayers £2,000 per mile It has cost the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) around £10,000 to clear two tonnes of rubbish dumped along the A338 Spur Road. It took DWP and Bournemouth Borough Council five nights to clear the five-mile stretch between the Ashley Heath roundabout and Blackwater junction. Among the 1.8 tonnes of rubbish were car tyres and

electrical goods, including six TVs.  
 The DWP is now working with neighbouring councils and the Highways Agency to clean up other key routes, including the A31 and A35. Fly-tipping is illegal and costs taxpayers money. To report it in Dorset, go to http://www.dorsetforyou.com/ flytipping  or call your local council.

Lucy Hayes SSAFA Dorset

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Apply now for Sixth Form places in September Ferndown Upper School still has places available on some post-16 courses for September despite already receiving applications from a record number of external applicants.

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It is not surprising that students from across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole wish to apply to FUS after completing their Year 11, as last summer’s AS results placed the school in the top 10% of schools in the country! Students can follow a wide range of A-level courses leading to university, but there is also a Level 2 programme with excellent links to local employers and apprenticeships. This programme also allows young people to ‘top up’ their English and Maths grades and

is running ahead of the forthcoming national announcement about the ‘Technical Baccalaureate’ qualification. Once again Ferndown Upper is at the forefront of educational provision, helping young people achieve the very best, whether aiming for employment or Higher Education. Alongside these curriculum pathways, staff in the Sixth Form team look after the needs of the students and provide a rich programme of other activities and events. We believe that to be

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successful in life, young people need a range of opportunities; whether these relate to participating in a school musical, joining the Sixth Form union, organising fundraising and social events or leading younger students through sports or mentoring. The whole Sixth Form community is like a family within the school, with everyone supporting and helping each other.

For more information and an application pack do call us on 01202 871243 and join the Ferndown family!


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The Rifles ‘at ease’

End of the ceremony with Mayor (far right) Cllr John Burden

The Rifles Bugles and Band

Freedom Parade and war memorial dedication An army regiment paraded through Wimborne on Sunday, 21 April. The Rifles were exercising their freedom of Wimborne Minster, granted to them by the Mayor Cllr John Burden in 2010.  The Freedom Parade started in Allenview Road car park and proceeded to the square where the mayor, by coincidence Cllr John Burden again - made a welcome speech and handed over a scroll granting the regiment with Freedom of the Town. In return, the mayor was presented with a silver bugle by the Rifles. The Rector of Wimborne Minster, the Rev’d Vanessa Herrick also welcomed a congregation to the dedication of a new war memorial plaque, commemorating Wimborne men killed on active service since 1945. The mayor and the president of Wimborne Royal British Legion unveiled the plaque honouring the people of the town who have given their lives in wars since 1945: CPO Owen WC Aubrey 20/4/1949 China; Pte Arthur G Judge, 23/4/1951 Korea; Tpr Andrew M Howarth, 18/9/2010 Afghanistan. The Wimborne chaplain to the Royal British Legion, the Rev’d Alan Davies dedicated the plaque and the memorial exhortation

was followed by a minute’s silence and a closing prayer. The Rifles returned to Allenview car park where their Bugles and Band sounded retreat with a music and marching display.

St George’s Day Parade

Scouting: St George’s Day

Immediately after the Rifles Freedom Parade on 21 April, a St George’s Day Parade took place in Wimborne. Scouts, Cubs and Beavers took part carrying a large and lengthy dragon. The Mayor, Cllr Burden joined the celebration

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It’s time to get sporty! by Laurence Jones

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h happy day! With the weeks of torrential rain, snow, hail and ice that plagued the county all the way into April, it seemed like the sun might never shine again. Only the hardiest and meanest of us would dare to set foot outdoors for any longer than absolutely necessary. As a result, I expect a lot of us are feeling a little sluggish and ungainly (through no fault of

your own, it has been horrible.) But the sun shines once more (at the time of writing) and with it a real chance to go outdoors and get some exercise and fresh air. There’s no reason to sit inside watching television any longer, so lift yourself out of that armchair and put down the remote! Summer is upon us and it brings a real chance to make a difference to your life and health – and sports are a

great way to keep yourself feeling fit, relieve workplace or domestic stress and just have a load of fun. Joining a new club is a proven way to keep you disciplined with your new sport and make friends along the way. mags4dorset has compiled just a few little pieces to help you get into the sporting spirit, for ages young and old. Don’t forget - you’ve got last year’s Olympic legacy to uphold!

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Sailing & Kayaking Taster Sessions! Bank Holiday Monday 6 May – 10am to 4pm Spinnaker Club, near Ringwood, is holding an open day with free sailing and kayaking taster sessions for everyone. Whether you’ve never been on a boat before or you’ve been sailing all your life, don’t miss this exciting day out. The taster sessions are throughout the day and can be booked until 2pm. The café will be open all day serving food and drinks. For more info go to www.spinnakerclub.co.uk

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‘We would like to offer new sessions for the summer which include a fantastic fitness session for all with racquets, ‘Cardio Tennis’ Mondays 7-8pm Also we have Rusty Racquets for people who have not played for a while and would like to get into playing! Wednesday 7-8pm. Price £5 @ KGV BH22 9EN’

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Established in 2003, Ferndown Sports FC now has three adult sides competing in the Bournemouth League. The first and reserve teams are pushing for promotion into the Premier League and Division 2. The club is looking for new players and volunteers to join for next season. Players with Wessex or equivalent experience are particularly welcome. Great club with fantastic facilities - great home pitch and top financial backers. Superb social side, with annual trips abroad and free food from the local sponsor. To be invited to the preseason trials and for more information please email the First Team Manager andrewtibbles@sky.com or ferndownsports@gmail.com Trip to Hamburg in August. Join Ferndown Sports FC and get to know your local club.

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Shape up for Summer

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Swimming is for everyone regardless of age, weight or physical activity levels. There are a number of benefits, these include: -- Losing weight and improving body shape. -- Water activity offers 12 times the benefit of a similar land based activity and it’s more gentle on your body too. -- Swimming increases your fitness levels. Did you know? 30 minutes of swimming Top tip: at a steady pace burns 200 calories. The first 20 people Ferndown Leisure Centre has a swim to take out a swim membership to run alongside the membership will kinetika and low cost gym membership, get a FREE Zoggs aimed at customers who prefer to use pack worth £15 the pool. Swim membership includes: Swimming in public sessions, coached swim fitness and coached masters swimming. Swim membership is available as advanced annual or by monthly direct debit. Call 01202 877468 to find out more. There are many other swimming sessions available at Ferndown Leisure Centre including: Adult Beginner 12 week course only £25 Adult Improver Course – Fridays at 2.30pm Swimming Advice Sessions - instructor on poolside offering free advice: Tues 6.35-7.30pm, Thurs 7.30-8.30pm. Masters Coached Swimming & Coached Swim Fitness Aqua Fit – A total body workout Aqua Jogging Aqua Zumba Forever Active Aqua - A workout for the over 50s Hydrofit - Deep water workout using resistance equipment Adult & Child pay as you go – for adults with children aged 6 months to 4 years. Call 01202 877468. www.ferndownleisurecentre.co.uk.

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BUSINESS COMMUNITY UNITY - BROADSTONE CHRISTCHURCH FEATURE FEATURE

Broadstone looks forward to welcoming you to its wide variety of shops, services and leisure facilities

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verything is within easy walking distance, there is plenty of parking, plus a recreation ground and a pretty park just a short walk away. On 4 May from 12 noon until 4pm Broadstone village is holding a special afternoon of activities. These will include Maypole dancing, street music and art, a photo trail, individual shop offers and discounts, food and tea stalls and a special rendition of the ‘Step into Broadstone’ song written and performed by Owen Moore. For the first time ever, Broadstone will be holding a ‘Bake Off’ at 1.15pm on the same day at the Methodist Church Hall. There are four categories: Sweet Bake, Savoury Bake, Children’s Creation and the Broadstone Bun. It’s a competition for amateur bakers, so email info@broadstonebakeoff.co.uk to find out more. Public swimming at the Junction is only £1 per person on 4

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May from 12 noon until 4pm, so take advantage of this special offer. The fun doesn’t stop at 4pm. In the evening is a dinner dance with a live band at Broadstone Golf Club to benefit Poole Hospital Neonatal Unit. Call Karen at Barclays on 01202 455400 to find out more.

Broadstone Looks Forward To Welcoming You…

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What The Junction has to offer

The benefits of Hydrotherapy

The Junction Sports & Leisure Centre has within its Mission Statement “To be at the very heart of the Broadstone community” and with the following statistics they can certainly boast that they are on the right track:

BROADSTONE Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy has clients of all ages who enjoy the benefits of warm water and buoyancy in the hydrotherapy pool, with walking and other gentle exercises improving muscle tone and joint mobility.

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2,000+ Adult Members enjoying Gym Workouts, Swimming and Fitness Classes 800+ Junior Members taking part in activities such as Gymnastics, Trampolining, Football, PreSchool Sessions, Dodgeball, Badminton and more A Gymin’ It Club for 11-15-yearolds permitting them access to a supervised Gymnasium… presently over 250 visits per month A Swimming Academy (5 months up to 13/14 years) that has over 500 weekly attendees

Simply pop in to see why so many people benefit, take part and enjoy what The Junction has to offer….

Christadelphian Church Christadelphians believe: • • • • •

In one God, who created and sustains all things Jesus is the Son of God, the Saviour and coming King Jesus will return to set up God’s Kingdom on Earth The Bible is God’s message to the world In adult baptism

Other local Christadelphian churches can be found in Parkstone, Winton, and Bournemouth.

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Broadstone Clinic

“Our team offer all our customers a very warm and friendly welcome to what is the best free house pub in Broadstone. There are no televisions, games machines or gimmicks. Just real ales, real food and real people in a traditional and charming environment.”

‘We’re at the May Day event from 11am to 3pm, offering FREE taster massages and the chance to talk to our practitioners about Osteopathy, Nutrition, Shiatsu, Hypnotherapy and more. See you there, next to Caesar’s Bistro.’ You can contact the Broadstone Clinic on 01202 692 493.

Jewellery designs as pure as the Arctic Forum Jewellers are proud to be amongst the first in the UK to be showing the Bering ceramic jewellery to perfectly complement the beautiful collection of Bering watches.  When the pure cool beauty of the Arctic is blended with the simple elegance of Danish Design a new era dawns: it’s Bering Time.  Inspired by the cool white expanse of the Arctic ice, Bering Time have created a stunning collection of watches and jewellery. They are constructed from high quality materials such as high tech ceramics, stainless steel and sapphire glass.  Bering’s designs are as pure and timeless as the Arctic itself.

BAKE OFF: Broadstone Methodist Church

Matthew and his team welcome you to Caesar’s Bistro “Caesar’s Bistro is open daily for coffee and brunch, lunches and fantastic evening meals. We offer a 2 course set menu Tuesday to Friday for just £12.95 and a full A la Carte menu is always available. “From May we will be launching Steak Night every Friday - 2 x 10oz rump steaks and a bottle of house wine for just £25.00 Book now on 01202 694343

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CHRISTCHURCH BROADSTONE FEATURE - BUSINESS COMMUNITY UNITY

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New Life for Old Kitchens Dream Doors in Poole is a family run business, yet has the backing of a National company. Anglea and Clive Coldwell say, “We offer a quick, easy and economical alternative to replacing a whole kitchen. By replacing the doors and drawers we can transform your kitchen at a fraction of the cost of a complete new kitchen - often saving you up to 50% - 60%. “All our doors are made to measure - simply choose from our extensive range of styles and colours

and our fully trained craftsmen will do the rest, saving you time, hassle and stress. “We also offer a wide range of worktops, sinks, taps, appliances, lighting and flooring, all installed by skilled tradesmen. 

 “We offer a no obligation, free quotation service where customers are able to see actual samples in the comfort of their own home, allowing them to get a better idea of colours and styles that will suit their tastes. “We can if needed create CAD (Computer Aided Design) images to show customers what a change of layout or an entirely new kitchen will look like.”

Broadstone’s new SNT office A new Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) office was officially opened in Broadstone on 16 April. As well as a base for the teams that cover Broadstone, Merley, Canford Heath, Creekmoor and Waterloo, the office will be used for SNT meetings and activities. You can find details of your local team, meetings and events at www.dorset.police.uk.

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local Oyez! Oyez!

Five years on, John Thornton’s legacy still strong 

Chairman Eddie Mitchell and manager Eddie Howe

The Southern England Town Criers Competition will be hosted on the Minster Green in Wimborne on Monday, 6 May.

New Mayor of Wimborne Minster announced Cllr Andy Hampton will be the new mayor elect for Wimborne Minster Town Council. He will succeed Cllr John Burden on the evening of Tuesday 14 May 2013. Cllr Mrs Diann March will be his deputy. A town councillor since 2004, Andy was deputy town mayor during 201213. His hobbies include windsurfing, running, cycling and swimming.

Losing it for charity At a packed Multiple Sclerosis Spring Fayre, MS sufferer Judith Endersby volunteered to have her head shaved for the charity. Her best friend’s husband, Nick Tanner, provided the clippers. The branch chairman John Astley also volunteered to lose his moustache and Andrew Butler allowed his locks to fall to the ground at the West Parley Osborne Centre’s event on 13 April. Over £600 was raised.

Rogue traders targeted  across the UK Rogue traders and pushy doorstep sellers who use fraud to con vulnerable people into paying for unnecessary or vastly overpriced work were targeted in a UK wide day of action on 24 April. Safer Neighbourhood teams and Trading Standards Officers actively spoke to any tradesperson they saw working on houses or in gardens. Crime Prevention and Design Advisor for Dorset Police said anyone found conning victims would be dealt with accordingly. If you are concerned or intimidated by a caller at your door, call Dorset Police on 999. For more information, or to report anything suspicious, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Cherry picked victory Congratulations to manager Eddie Howe who has led Bournemouth AFC back to the Championship for the second time in its 114 year history. The Cherries sealed promotion on 21 April with a 3-1 win over Carlisle, while Doncaster and Brentford dropped points to confirm the club’s place in the second tier next season.

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The wonderful work of the John Thornton Young Achiever’s Foundation (JTYAF) continues in his memory. Founded by John’s parents Linda and Pete Thornton in 2008, the charity supports young people’s ambitions and has made 370 awards totalling over £170,000. “A legacy,” say his parents, “that John would have been proud of.”  Just recently, the foundation presented awards to 10 pupils at Ferndown First School. One recipient, a talented dancer was treated to a performance of ‘The Nutcracker’ by the Moscow Ballet. A year’s membership to the Intech Science Centre and the Oryx Club at Marwell Zoo was amongst the other awards all intended to give the children a once in a lifetime opportunity to promote their interests further.

John’s diaries

The next Ferndown Chamber of Commerce networking event will be on 20 May from 6.30pm-9.30pm at Ferndown Forest Inn. During the evening, mags4dorset’s editor Janine Pulford

will talk on ‘how to make a press release work and get the most from your local magazines.’ £10 including supper. For more details contact the chamber secretary Shirley Thompson on 01425 480 631.

John was killed whilst on duty in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was aged 22 and came from Ferndown. The JTYAF, was set up in his name and on the 5th anniversary of his death, the charity announced the publication of John’s Afghanistan diaries in a new book entitled ‘Helmand: Diaries of FrontLine Soldiers’. With all royalties from sales of the book being split equally between the JTYAF and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust, this book will, for the first time, offer an insight into the life that soldiers lead on operational deployment through the diaries of those who serve.  That none of these diaries were ever written with the intention of achieving publication makes them all the more valuable and sincere. ‘Helmand: Diaries of Front-Line Soldiers’ will be published by Osprey Publishing on 20 May 2013, and is available for pre-order at http://www. amazon.co.uk/ now.

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children learnt to ride their bikes, play football and just be children in a nice safe area and it should remain so for generations to come.” Mr Ray Richards added that councillors should be listening to the local children and those who play in this field. He said, “We will never have an Ashley Heath United if they get rid of the last remaining footy ground.”    Cllr Ann Warman, chairman of the allotment sub committee who is heading the investigations said, “We have a statutory obligation to look for

sites that could possibly be used for allotments. We are in the early stages of looking into this particular site and there is very little to report so far.”  Research by local residents revealed that the land is designated as a village green and development into allotments is prohibited. The chairman of the parish council agreed to keep everyone informed of developments and would take into consideration all the useful work that had been conducted by local residents.

Six members of the Harewood A and B chess teams who won the Bournemouth Mayor’s Senior Schools Chess final (from left to right at front) Victor Bueno, Grant Dimond, Jiahao Zhang, Richard Coles, Steven Speck. Back row: Connor Duburguet

Chess-crazy students made it checkmate when they pitted their wits against Bournemouth School’s best young players.  The newfound skills of Harewood College students saw them achieve victory in the final of the Bournemouth Mayor’s Senior Schools Chess League last month.  The boys from Harewood went

from being rookies to masters in a short space of time thanks to the help of two dedicated volunteer chess coaches, Eric Sachs from Poole Chess Club and Paul Errington from Bournemouth Chess Club. Harewood took home the St George Meyrick trophy awarded to them by the Mayor of Bournemouth Phil Stanley-Watts.

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Around 60 Ashley Heath residents attended their parish council meeting to voice concern about investigations into whether the village green off Horton Road would be suitable for allotments. Resident Nick Kenworthy said, “The Village Green is where my

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schools - advertising outfeature - advertising - in thefeature home- & garden The Stone Zone & Landscaping Centre & Dorset Soils & Aggregates

COMPETITION

A visit to the ‘haven’ of decorative stones and paving is a must now that spring has arrived. The Stone Zone is well known for its variety of natural landscaping products, which are all on view in the recently refurbished display area. The friendly staff will always discuss with you any issues that you may have and sometimes can advise on the best options for their products. Their vast range of stock now includes: Indian sandstone and limestone paving, fence panels, artificial grass, sleepers, water features (new stock just arrived), slate chippings and paving, composts (special offer 3 bags for £9), soils and many other decorated stones and pebbles. The helpful staff will hand carry the bags to your cars or the bulk bags can be lifted by forklift. The Stone Zone is situated on the Ferndown Industrial Estate and is open 7 days a week.

WIN a Dean garden table and two-seater bench worth over £300

Outdoors becomes the new indoors with Hutton Garden Products Hutton is celebrating its latest inspired range of British made outdoor furniture designed to create a new ‘indoors’ in the haven of your garden.  Included in the range is the practical and affordable Dean garden table. Solid and functional, it is the coffee table equivalent made for the great outdoors. Place it alongside the Dean two-seater bench and you can instantly create the perfect al fresco haven. Wouldn’t you just love to have these attractive items of garden furniture in your garden? mags4dorset in conjunction with Hutton are offering the Dean garden table and Dean two-seater bench as a fabulous competition prize. The garden duo are perfect for informal entertaining whatever the garden setting. Add a few cushions, a jug of summer juice and a copy of you favourite 4Dorset magazine and hey presto your indoors is outside!

To be in with a chance of winning this superb prize* all you have to do is fill in the blanks to discover what the following garden implements are:

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5. ___ ___ K ___ List them in the order shown and enter through the mags4dorset website at www.mags4dorset.co.uk or send your answers on a postcard to: Garden Furniture, mags4dorset, 1st Floor King Geo V Pavilion, Peter Grant Way, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9EN. The first correct entry drawn after the close date of 17 May 2013 will be the winner. There is no cash alternative. The editor’s decision is final. Employees of Page & Pulford Ltd and Hutton Garden Products are not permitted to enter. * Cushions are not included. Delivery is not included. Winner to choose local stockist and collect items or arrange delivery as applicable. For your nearest Hutton stockist call 01452 762089. Those local to the 4Dorset area are Fencestores, Bournemouth 01202 579539 and Scats Countrystores, Dorchester 01305 262141.

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If your flowers are the sort that bloom with a flourish, Ferndown In Bloom in association with Haskins is looking for you. This year’s free to enter Ferndown in Bloom competition has numerous categories and over £800 worth of prizes, including a business prize sponsored by mags4dorset worth £350. It’s open to residents and businesses within the Ferndown area and the close date is Saturday 6 July, or in the case of the photography competition 15 July. The tallest sunflower, sponsored by mags4dorset, and new allotment competitions close on 31 August with judging in early September. For more details and ENTRY FORM, turn to Page 2. Ferndown in Bloom committee is also asking residents to suggest public areas around Ferndown that would benefit from bulb and shrub planting. Ring 01202 875926 with your suggestions or make a comment at www.facebook/mags4dorset.news and mags4dorset will pass it on. Already Tony Brown has suggested the grass area of the layby towards Longham, past The Angel.

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TALLEST SUNFLOWER WINNER 2011: Can you beat this 12 foot monster? Ferndown in Bloom’s tallest sunflower contest sponsored by mags4dorset is open until 31 August 2013


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Little Banks Nursery Operating in the Ringwood area for over 40 years, Little Banks Nursery supplies a wide range of bedding plants and beautiful hanging baskets for your garden and properties. Their friendly, local staff are on hand to help you with any of your questions and offer their advice.

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One in Ten British Homes Could be Breaching Current Building Regulations As many as one in ten British homes could be breaching current Building Regulations, recent research suggests. The poll, carried out by LV, a major UK insurer, found significant levels of noncompliance over the past five years and a worrying lack of awareness among householders across the country. The Building Regulations are there to ensure the safety of our homes. Part P of the Building Regulations covers electrical safety, protecting homeowners from the dangers of bodged or faulty electrical work. Any work that breaches the Building Regulations is illegal and noncompliance can mean a serious fine for the homeowner. Worse still, ignoring or being unaware of noncompliant electrical work in particular could mean putting your own safety and the safety of your family at risk. Around 12,500 house fires and 750 serious injuries are caused every year in the UK by unsafe electrics in the home. To ensure compliance with the Building Regulations, certain electrical work has to be notified to your Local Authority. The possible consequences of noncompliant electrical work in your home include facing a fine of up to ÂŁ5000, having to put the work right at your own expense, and potentially having difficulties selling your home in the future. The best way to ensure that electrical work is carried out safely and legally is to hire a competent, registered electrician via the ElectricSafe Register. ElectricSafe provides a convenient search facility to help consumers find or check a safe electrician locally and also offers helpful advice on the importance of hiring one who is registered as competent. All ElectricSafe Registered electricians are regularly assessed to ensure they can work to the safety standards required by Government. To find out more, search for or check a local electrician and get the peace of mind that comes with hiring an ElectricSafe registered installer, visit: www. electricsaferegister.co.uk.


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Specialist flat roofing systems  Thermal calculations Sound testing Air leakage testing Energy Performance Certificates Acoustic specifications and advice

Thermal & Acoustic Solutions is now a Triflex authorised installer. Triflex offers a range of cold applied waterproofing and surfacing, coating and marking systems, offering many advantages

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over other liquid waterproofing systems and traditional hot applied materials. Triflex provides solutions designed to fulfil the widest range of waterproofing, surfacing and protection needs. For flat roof waterproofing, car park waterproofing and surfacing and walkway, balcony and terrace waterproofing.  Call Thermal & Acoustic Solutions for more details. See advertisement.

The Circle of Life Bournemouth-based florist Rebecca Meddings has been set the challenge to design and create a never-ending floral circle for the finals of the RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year Competition 2013.Taking place between 21-25 May, the floral ring competition will celebrate the centenary of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

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WHAT’SON 10-19 May

Christchurch Food Festival. Highlights include the festival market on 11 and 12 May with over 100 food stalls, plus cookery demonstrations. The Great Christchurch Bake is on 18 and 19 May. Show off your skills by entering the competition to find the best cakes and pies in Christchurch.

16 May 8pm–11pm

Verwood Traditional Jazz Club, The Hideaway, Verwood. Jeremy Huggett’s Harlem 5. Tickets on the door from 7pm. Call Geoff on 01202 822038 for more details.

Details were correct at the time of going to print but readers are advised to check before attending.

18 May 1pm-3pm

Zumba Fitness at the Barrington Centre with Emma Jayne, in aid of CRUK relay for Life Ferndown.  Call 01202 894 858 for more details.

24 May–26 May

Bournemouth 7s festival is here! Bournemouth Sports Club, Chapelgate, East Parley, Christchurch, Dorset. Bournemouth 7s is an action packed bank holiday weekend filled with enthralling sport, live music and awe-inspiring entertainment. £30 - £180. Call 01202 545630 for more information.

24 May–31 May

18 May

FRIENDS of SSAFA Information Day on Saturday, 18 May at the Square, Wimborne. The Royal Signals Regiment will also be represented and members of the White Helmets Motor Cycle Team will also be there.

The second annual Bournemouth Festival of Words will take place in venues across the town. It will offer everyone with a love of words the opportunity to take part in workshops, competitions and talks. The festival will be officially launched by the Mayor of Bournemouth, Councillor Phil StanleyWatts, at a Writers Networking Event on Friday 24 May and will kick off a week of events including writers workshops, a poetry slam, heritage walk and a flash fiction slam.

26 May 3pm

Bournemouth Symphony Benevolent Fund’s annual concert at Lighthouse, Poole with dynamic Welsh conductor Owain Arwel Hughes. The benevolent fund responds to request for financial support from musicians affected by illness or injury, enabling a quicker return to work than might otherwise be the case. Tickets £9-£31. Box office 0844 406 8666.

30 May

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DJ School at the Verwood Hub. Suitable for 11-15 years, max ten places. DJ and music producer Del Storey gigs across the globe under the artist’s name DELimentary. A DJ for 26 years, Del’s style of mixing on four decks has won him many fans. In this session, he will show you the very basics of mixing and playing music to a crowd. 1.30-4.30pm, £5.

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30 May  10am–4pm (last entry 3pm)

Globetrotters. Take a journey at the Priest’s House Museum, Wimborne to explore transport and travel with fun art and craft activities for all the family.  There will also be trails, quizzes and much, much more. Admission £2.   

1 June 8pm – 10pm

Are you a Mastermind?  You don’t have to be for Ferndown Barrington Centre’s Big Quiz. With popular local quizmaster Mike Pomeroy in charge.  The ticket price of £5 pp includes entertainment on the stage and a ‘quizmaster’s supper’ (Teams of 4 only). 

7-9 June

Wimborne Folk Festival. Three days of folk and family fun.  

9 June 2pm

Band day at the Sovereign Shopping Centre. Local five piece band iCandi will be in the Sovereign Shopping Centre giving shoppers the chance to have a boogie to the band’s eclectic repertoire of rock, pop and blues covers from the sixties right up to date. Call 01202 777111 for more information.

9 June

The first Kingston Lacy Running Festival, sponsored by Scott Sports, offers something for runners of all levels, including a 5k and 10k run, a half marathon, and a family fun run with medals awarded to each finisher, as well as prizes from the Scott Sports running range. Call 01202 883402 for more information.

22–29 June

Ferndown Festival begins with the Strawberry Fayre at the Barrington Centre, Ferndown. French Market/Farmers’ Market and the inaugural Pram Race on 29 June.  If you haven’t entered a team, do so now. Call Linda on 07955 699371. See Ferndown Festival details on page 4.

29-30 June

A weekend of folk music with a variety of acts on Poole Quay. Email info@folkonthequay.co.uk for more information.


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Memories wanted! In celebration of the Regent Centre’s 30th Anniversary, a request has gone out for memories of the venue

since it first opened. Perhaps you had your first kiss and a cuddle in the back row? Or

encountered your future wife or husband, as your eyes met over a chocice during an afternoon matinee. Or maybe you were there when the troops were entertained during The Second World War. You may have been the first person to cry “House” when the Regent became a Mecca Bingo Hall in the late 70s. Or maybe you were last seen being ejected for misbehaviour by Jock, the commissionaire during the 50s and 60s? If so, the Regent Centre would love to hear from you. Memories, reminiscences and life changing experiences are being collated in a memory book and memory blog to

celebrate the venue’s 30th Anniversary during the weekend of Friday 14 -16 June. Alongside these will be a special project to create memory bunting to decorate the Regent Centre for its big birthday weekend. Everyone aged from 1–101 can get involved, whether it is making your own bunting from the template supplied, or simply putting your palm print on a bunting triangle. Anyone wishing to

send in their memories can email them to memories@ regentcentre.co.uk or post in the Regent Centre Memory Box in the foyer. The Blog can be viewed at memories.regentcentre. co.uk

There will be guided tours of the Regent Centre and a tea party on 15 June 11am-3pm.

Fundraising footie:

Wimborne Town FC v Arsenal U21s Wimborne Town FC will play Arsenal’s under 21 team on Tuesday, 7 May in order to raise funds for Kevin James and Andy Culliford. Both footballers were playing in March 2011 away at Bishops Cleeve when Kevin suffered a horrific break in three

places of his leg and subsequently had to retire. Three months later Andy found out he was suffering from motor neurone disease and has since discovered that he also has a brain tumour. Despite this, Andy still goes into work as a fireman in Westbourne and still plays

five a side soccer. Tickets cost £10 adult; OAP £6, U16 £3. Also barbecue, raffle, tea hut and bar facilities. Buy tickets online at www. wimbornetownfc.co.uk The last time Arsenal visited Wimborne was in 2006.

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COMPETITIONS

Hooray for Hollywood 

Regent Centre, Friday 31 May & Saturday 1 June Tickets £12.50 Concs £10.50, Child £5.00 (Under 12s. Box Office: 01202 499 199 Fresh from their award winning production of ‘Whistle Down The Wind’ at the Regent Centre come BBLOC (Bournemouth and Boscombe Light Operatic Company) with a new show that will play at the Regent Centre. ‘Hooray for Hollywood’ is a musical extravaganza, celebrating classic Hollywood movies. The BBLOC performers will take you on a nostalgic journey, highlighting the talents of some of the most iconic Silver Screen stars such as Gene Kelly, Julie Andrews, Barbara Streisand, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe and Dick Van Dyke.   Conceived and directed by James DixonBox, with musical direction from Ian Peters, ‘Hooray for Hollywood’ boasts a repertoire that includes a rich mixture of music, song and dance encompassing a huge range of styles. Tickets are selling fast. Log on to www.bbloc.co.uk.  mags4dorset in conjunction with BBLOC and the Regent Centre is offering a pair of tickets to see ‘Hooray for Hollywood’ on Friday, 31 May at 7.30pm.  For your chance to win, answer the following question:  

Which famous Hollywood star co-directed and starred in ‘Singin’ in the Rain’?  Close date for entry to this competition is Friday, 10 May 2013.

It’s the final corner 

Regent Centre, Saturday 22 June 2013, 7.30pm Tickets £20, Concs £18 Box Office 01202 499199  Get ready for ‘An Evening With Johnny Herbert!’ This brand new presentation is an absolute must for all ‘Petrol Heads’ as Sky TV’s Grand Prix presenter and former British Grand Prix winner, Johnny Herbert, takes to the stage to talk about motor racing.  The evening will feature not only Johnny Herbert, a full audio-visual presentation and an audience ‘question and answer’ section, but also the chance, if you’re really lucky, to sit in an actual Eddie Jordan Formula One racing car and have your picture taken with Johnny himself. The evening will be hosted by TV and radio presenter, Alan Keegan.  mags4dorset in conjunction with the Regent Centre is offering a pair of tickets to see Johnny Herbert on Saturday, 22 June. For your chance to win, answer the following question: 

For which television station does Johnny Herbert present the Grand Prix? 

Listen to the music of the night 

Regent Centre Wednesday 3-6 July 2013, 7.30pm Tickets £14.50, Concs £13 Box Office 01202 499199  This is the point of no return! The Theatre 2000 Youth presents The Phantom of the Opera Youth Group production, by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd. Immerse yourself in the classic music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and thrill at the heartwarming story of a deformed, murderous maniac who lives in an opera house and falls in love with a chorus girl.   mags4dorset in conjunction with the Regent Centre is offering a pair of tickets to see The Phantom of the Opera Youth Group production on Wednesday, 3 July at 7.30 pm. For your chance to win tickets, answer the following question:

Which French author wrote the musical’s source material, “Le Fantome de L’Opera”, serialised from 1909 to 1910?

HOW TO ENTER  Send your name on a postcard stating the name of the competition to mags4dorset, 1st Floor, King George V Pavilion, Peter Grant Way, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9EN, or enter at www. mags4dorset.co.uk. Close date for all competitions unless stated otherwise is Friday, 17 May 2013. There is no cash alternative. The editor’s decision is final. Employees of Page & Pulford Ltd are not permitted to enter.

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amateur photographic competition 2013

Sponsored by Ferndown Photographics, 26 Victoria Road, Ferndown

Your chance to win a GE X400 camera worth £79 mags4dorset is running a photographic competition to give local budding photographers the opportunity to produce a front cover shot for 4Dorset magazine. 

The theme is wildlife and this includes plants and trees as well as animals, birds, amphibians, insects, fish and spiders.
  How to enter:
Send your photographs to mags4dorset Photographic Competition, 1st Floor, King George V Pavilion, Peter Grant Way, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9EN. Or, email your entry to mags@mags4dorset.co.uk, headed PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION, or enter online at www. mags4dorset.co.uk.

   Rules:
There is no age restriction. Entrants may submit a maximum of three photographs on the theme of ‘Wildlife’.
Minimum size of prints: 7” x 5” (178 x 128mm) max size 10” x 8” (254 x 203mm).
 Email submissions must be sent as jpeg images at a resolution suitable for front cover publication, (usually 300dpi). All entries must be taken in Dorset or Hampshire.
 Images must not be digitally enhanced and must not have been previously published.
 Photographs must have suitable captions identifying the date taken and the locality, but with no identification marks whatsoever on the front of the photograph. 
Photographs will not be returned unless a stamped, addressed envelope with the correct postage is included with the entry.
 Copyright of the winning photographs remain with the photographer, but mags4dorset reserves the right to publish the images on the front cover and inside the magazine within one year from the date of judging. Also to publish online.
 The competition is only open to amateur photographers. The close date for this competition is Friday, 30 August 2013.
 2nd and 3rd place images will also feature on front covers of 4Dorset Magazine. 
There is no entry fee.
The judges’ decision is final. 

Please remember to mark your name and address clearly on your email, or on a separate piece of paper enclosed with your photograph.

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Annual Creative Writing Awards

This year’s mags4dorset’s Creative Writing Awards are underway “Last year was a huge success with hundreds of entries flooding in,” said editor and author Janine Pulford. “There were far more than we expected. In fact, because we had included articles and poetry, we found the competition rather unwieldy to administer. It was surprising what a lot of extra work it made in the office by adding two more categories and for this reason, we have decided to revert back to running just the Short Story awards this year.” The theme for the short story in 2013 is: ‘Stars in your eyes.’ It could be a sizzling romance, the quest for stardom or even about stargazers and their accuracy at detecting asteroids on their way to planet Earth. Let your creativity flow, but keep the story to around 1,000 words. PRIZES: 1st £150, 2nd £50, 3rd £25. The winning entries will also be published in one of our magazines and will appear on the website, where the magazines can be downloaded. The author will retain copyright of their work. RULES • The theme must be followed. • Word length is a guideline, but please keep close to it. • All content must be your own work and your entry must not have been published, won a prize anywhere else or be entered for another competition at the same time. • Entries will not be returned, so please keep a copy. • The correct fee must be submitted. • Three entries maximum per person.

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Monthly Horoscopes May 2013 CANCER 22 June–23 July More time for social pursuits makes early May one of the happiest times of 2013. Be sure to go out with friends as often as possible. You may even be inspired to throw a birthday party for your favourite Taurus. A close friendship takes a romantic turn on or around the 10th. It’s as if the two of you are looking at each other with new eyes. A writing project brings you great pleasure in mid-May. This is the perfect time to write a short story, memoir, or screenplay. Words will flow from you like a mighty river. Breaking a bad habit will be difficult but rewarding in the final days of May. Steer clear of a well intentioned friend who doesn’t want you to change your ways. When you fall prey to temptation, write about it in your journal. This will help you exorcise any demons that threaten to drag you down.

TAURUS 21 April–21 May Take a gentler approach with loved ones in the opening days of May. Being too abrasive can cause a fragile alliance to fall apart at the seams. You have a chance to travel, write, and explore new vistas. Don’t screw things up by pushing your greatest supporter past the brink of endurance. Showing off your artistic talent on or around the 8th will yield impressive results. There’s a good chance you will earn money from your creative endeavours. Repaying a debt will be difficult in the days surrounding the 25th. Take this opportunity to assess what you owe, and devise a plan for repaying your creditors. The sooner you face the truth of this situation, the easier you will sleep. As the month comes to a close, you’ll be tempted to take a short trip out of town. Do it; a nearby relative will be happy to see you and catch up on old times.

LEO 24 July–23 August Your star will be on the rise throughout early May. Your powerful sex appeal will open doors that were previously closed to you. What your rivals may not realise is there is more to you than physical allure. You possess tremendous creative talent, and will use it to develop luxury products and services that are incredibly successful. Even if you’re just working on a volunteer basis, you will create a respected name for yourself during this red-hot phase. Take care to always look your best this month, especially in the days surrounding the 10th, when you will be interviewed for a television show or magazine article. A romantic relationship experiences some bumps and bruises in the second half of the year. You will decide to make up or break up for good in the last days of May. Whatever choice you make, you’ll place greater emphasis on your friendships, understanding just how important platonic relationships are to your emotional health.

GEMINI 22 May–21 June You won’t get much cooperation from a bureaucratic institution in the opening days of May. Keep submitting paperwork and keep copies of everything you send. Eventually, the pencil pushers will realise you’re serious and give way to your demands. Treat this matter as an exercise in persistence. Trust your intuition around the 10th regarding a flirtation. The object of your affection returns your feelings, but is too shy to admit them. You’ll have to make the first move. Tiptoe around an authority figure at mid-month; this executive isn’t in the mood to entertain any of your bright ideas. A business or romantic partnership will undergo a critical change in the final days of May. You won’t be able to delude yourself about your partner’s shortcomings any longer. Facing the truth will be painful but therapeutic. Fortunately, a trusted friend will help heal your broken heart. There are plenty more fish in the sea.

VIRGO 24 August–23 September Don’t worry if you’re turned away from an educational or cultural organisation in the beginning of May. An influential friend will reverse the decision, helping you draw on its considerable resources. There’s no reason you should be held back by a set of stuffy, outdated rules. Besides, you’re just as talented as the other members of group; you just lack the pedigree. That will come with time and experience. By the middle of May, you’ll be one of the most respected members of the group. You might even be offered a leadership position. The closing days of May will prompt you to rearrange your household. It’s even possible you will decide to move to a new home. A neighbour or relative will help you find a more suitable living situation. You’re better off moving to a bustling city that affords plenty of cultural diversions. That way, you won’t feel cut off from the things that make life meaningful.

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LIBRA 24 September–23 October Early May is sure to be a very fulfilling time, especially in the area of sex. If you’re single, you’ll meet a masterful lover at a gourmet restaurant, public garden, or fashionable store. Keep your ears open for someone with a throaty laugh. The two of you will feel an instant connection. If you’re already in a relationship, you and your lover will be spending lots more quality time together. Reduce your work schedule in favour of intimate dinners, long walks, and movie nights. A handsome inheritance, legal settlement, or insurance payment will help you buy some beautiful artwork, clothing, and furniture. Forgo fleeting fashions for elegant works that will afford a lifetime of pleasure. Distressing news about a relative’s health will arrive at the end of the month. Take this opportunity to band together with your kin, so that the patient gets optimal care. Recovery will be swift if you work together in a spirit of harmony. SCORPIO 24 October–22 November Adopt a more open minded attitude toward a business or romantic partner’s plans in early May. You’re worried about making changes at this stage, but the real danger is standing still while everybody else is moving forward. Go ahead and give your friend the green light; this will make your bond stronger than ever before. A surprising love affair, engagement, or marriage will be revealed on or around the 10th. This exciting turn of events renews your faith in true love. You might even be inspired to make a serious commitment of your own. A source of income dries up quite suddenly at the end of the month. There won’t be much money available for leisurely pursuits. Fortunately, you’ve always been very resourceful. Finding inexpensive ways to amuse yourself will be relatively easy for you. In the meantime, tell your friends you are looking for work. Who you know is more important than what you know as May draws to a close. SAGITTARIUS 23 November–21 December Work will be scarce at the beginning of May. Instead of worrying about the situation, abandon yourself to fun. Take this opportunity to meet with friends, spend more time with family, and develop creative projects. A plum assignment will arrive on or around the 10th; making you glad you took a break when you could. Your new job will involve art, music, or luxury goods. Don’t worry if you don’t have any experience in this field. Your energy and enthusiasm will make up for your lack of knowledge. Resist the urge to change your look toward the end of the month. This is not a good time to for a radical overhaul of image or style. Focus instead on developing a healthier self image. Embrace your most attractive qualities instead of despairing over your minor flaws. There’s no cosmetic in the world like confidence. Model your behaviour after an unconventional sex symbol you’ve always admired.

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CAPRICORN 22 December–20 January You’ll have to choose between a lover and a friend in the earliest days of May. Don’t be so quick to cancel plans with an old chum for the sake of a hot date. Your friend has stood by you in good times and bad; it’s time to return their loyalty. A love affair or engagement will spice things up around the 10th; it will be impossible to keep your hands off your amour during this passionate time. By the middle of the month your daily life will undergo a radical change. You might be inspired to write a book or compose a song. Let your creativity run wild! An embarrassing secret could come to light in the days surrounding the 25th. Be careful about whom you trust with personal information. Keep your journals under lock and key, and strengthen your computer passwords. You don’t want any sensitive emails fall into the wrong hands. AQUARIUS 21 January–19 February May gets off to an exciting start, when a vivid dream inspires a creative project. You’ll get lots of favourable publicity for your work. You have a knack for finding practical applications for revolutionary ideas. An exciting family reunion will take place on or around the 10th. A birth, marriage, or graduation causes everyone to gather together in a spirit of harmony. Take this opportunity to extend an olive branch to a relative with whom you’ve been quarrelling. This is your big chance to put all of your quarrels to rest. Mid-May will be a tremendously romantic time for you. If you’re single, you will meet someone special at a book club, writing class, or debate society. If you are already in a relationship, take up a hobby with your amour. Having a shared interest will reignite your passion for each other. Your social circle experiences some upheaval toward the end of May, when one of your friends moves away. PISCES 20 February–20 March Don’t contradict an expert at the beginning of May. Although their methods seem antiquated and silly, there is actually merit to these ways. Put your scepticism on hold and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Going on a short trip for pleasure will be unexpectedly romantic around the 10th. If you’re single, you’ll meet someone special at a garden, gourmet restaurant, or art supply store. If you’re already in a relationship, your amour will surprise you with a beautiful piece of jewellery. Spend more time at home throughout the middle of May. Focusing on your family will ease some of your restless energy. The final days of the month will be stressful. It will feel as if everyone is blaming you for things beyond your control. Be ready to defend yourself. The more documentation you have of how you’ve dealt with this problem, the better off you’ll be. If you’re released from a position, take heart. This will give you more time for the creative projects you’ve been longing to launch.

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ARIES 21 March–20 April Be careful of overspending in early May; if you’ve not got enough ready cash then this would be a good time to negotiate a pay rise or find a better paid job. Pouring your energy into a project that is near and dear to your heart will have an unexpected payback for you. It’s not something you expected or even looked for, but it will certainly help your future prospect and may very well have unanticipated consequences for your challenging financial position. As the month matures so you will learn to see the openings and opportunities that seem to be invisible for so many people around you. So that’s the time to launch a personal crusade, put your innermost feelings into words or take an unusual and unorthodox approach to someone who has been a thorn in your flesh for far too long. The end of May brings a slight setback but because you’re thinking positively you will see this as just another great opportunity!


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Volkswagen Up! Government cuts have forced James Bond to scrap his Aston Martin DB5 – so what should he replace it with? I suspect the secret agent – who now favours low-cost city cars would sell his last shot of Vodka Martini for the Volkswagen up! Why? Because the entry-level Take up! three-door trim only costs £8,095 and is fantastic (just ask Q). Strengths include the sure-footed chassis, nicely weighted steering, and comfortable ride, which make chasing baddies a pleasure. It also has a 1.0-litre petrol engine that could propel 007 to 62mph in 14.4 seconds. Not fast, but fast enough for the class. More importantly for the cash-strapped spy, it averages 62.8mpg and manages 72.4mpg on the extra-urban cycle. These figures are impressive for the money. It can also be taxed for only £20 per-year as its emissions are lower than Bond’s morale after ditching his beloved Aston Martin. And there is more good news. The three-door up! has a respectable 251-litre cargo capacity that can be increased to 951-litres by folding the rear seats flat. It therefore has plenty of space for Bond’s fancy suits and clever gadgets. And that brings us to a potential problem. 007 loves gadgets as they help him stop baddies taking over the world and ruining everyone’s day. So, what a pity that the Take up! is basic compared to his previous cars. As such it has power steering, an immobiliser, and CD player but very little else. Bond could, however, borrow money from one of his countless girlfriends and buy the mid-spec Move up! trim. This adds electric front windows, air-conditioning, and an electronic stability program that makes cornering safer. All from £9,200. The High up! - which starts at £10,665 – also has alloy wheels, electric mirrors, and Bluetooth. All are available with three or five doors, the latter being more practical thanks to the easier rear access and slightly larger seat-down cargo capacity. But whichever trim Bond chooses it is guaranteed to make him smile like a mission to chase supermodels around a five-star hotel. After all, the Volkswagen up! is one of the best city cars on the market thanks to its rock-solid build quality, confident handling, practicality and low running costs. But Bond still pines for his old Aston Martin.

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