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Mid July 2013 Volume 37, Issue 9

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Would you like to win a LeisureGrow 2 burner Grillstream Roaster barbecue this summer plus a cash contribution towards your meat or drinks for your first barbecue? Well, now’s your chance. With a total prize value of over £300, it’s one of the biggest prizes ever given away in Viewpoint Magazine. The fabulous barbecue prize has been organised between mags4dorset and Haskins Garden Centre at Longham and the meat or drinks voucher will be on mags4dorset, from local suppliers. See pages 10 and 11 to find out more.

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• INTERVIEW WITH COUNCILLORS SPENCER FLOWER AND TONI COOMBS • RUBY RINGWOOD SEEING RED FOR THE RIGHT RE ASONS • WEST MOORS FA MILY FUN DAY REPO RT

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ooray for Andy Murray! At last victorious in the men’s singles at Wimbledon and to achieve it in three straight sets made it even better. Let’s hope we don’t have to wait another 77 years for the next time. Well done Andy. To prolong the celebrations, we have a fantastic prize on offer it’s the biggest ever to be given away by mags4dorset in Viewpoint Magazine and it’s mainly down to Haskins Garden Centre. Turn to pages 10 and 11 to find out more. The first Ferndown Pram Race was a fundabulous affair. mags4dorset not only sponsored the pram race, but put in an entry. The Press Gang did us proud and finished around 10th out of 17. Do take a look at the photos on page 31 and check out our website gallery for more. Ruby Ringwood? Mark has been extra busy finding businesses selling red items. It was such a novel idea and the shopkeepers loved it. Turn to pages 20-24 to see what I mean. It’s all part of our business community unity features, which showcase what local companies have to offer. Do think of them first when you go out shopping. In the run up to print day, Nick and I celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary. We went to Normandy for a few days and enjoyed a meal in Dielette overlooking the harbour. It was a much treasured break. Laurie Jones covered for me. He is a film graduate who has been helping me out to gain work experience. Didn’t he carry out a superb interview with Councillors Spencer Flower and Toni Coombs? I hope you’ve checked the ‘bytes’ out on our website. Laurie has now secured a job in London and will be leaving later this month. We wish him luck in his new career.

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EXCLUSIVE Interview with Councillors

Spencer Flower and Toni Coombs by LAURENCE JONES Cllr Spencer Flower is the new leader of Dorset County Council. For the last five years, he has been the leader of East District Dorset Council and will stand down in September due to his new role. His other council hats are: district councillor for Holt ward, county councillor for Verwood and Three Legged Cross division, and parish council councillor for Knowlton Parish Council. I met up with him and Cllr Toni Coombs, who is a district councillor for Verwood Dewlands ward, county councillor for Verwood and Three Legged Cross division, and town council councillor for Verwood Town Council. Both were elected in 1999 and I grilled them on a few issues, at EDDC’s headquarters in Furzehill. LJ - Can you tell us more about the proposals for the Purple Haze gravel extraction and the extension of the landfill site?   Toni - The site is right on the edge of Hampshire, within 450 metres of housing in Verwood and very close to the northern border of Moors Valley country park. There are a lot of people who come and drift out of the park into the forest and use the forest paths where this site is – so locally it has been very, very contentious. The proposals that Hampshire County Council put forward have been contested by very many local people and a huge campaign had been mounted. The results have been posted and very sadly the inspector has decided that the proposals for Purple Haze will remain in the new Hampshire Minerals Plan and that any constraints that we want to put around the sensitivity of the site would have to be done through the planning processes as we move forward.   Spencer – “I have been pretty heavily involved in this particular issue, I’ve spoken at the examination in public twice. I spoke at the Hampshire County Council meeting when they made the decision to submit their plans and I also had a meeting here with Natural England, who have a big responsibility of looking after the ecology of our country. What I got from them was some very interesting information – because whilst we’re obviously very disappointed that

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the inspector’s chosen to leave this particular site in the plan- there is no evidence, and these things are all evidence based – there isn’t sufficient evidence today to prove that he’s wrong. It’s quite clear that the inspector wasn’t even against the washing of the material before it was taken off site! It’s poor material and there’s no natural water on the site available, so they’ll have to bring that to the site, so it’s going to start getting into Ebblake bog and it’ll ruin it – it’ll destroy it. I’m comforted with my discussion with Natural England that there are lots of big hurdles yet to jump and that we shouldn’t lose hope. There still is a way to stop it.

LJ - Is it a case of Hampshire County Council trying to dump a problem on Dorset County Council’s doorstep?   Spencer – “If you look at the geography and you look at the lines on the map, the line that we’ve got drawn is within 400 metres of Verwood, the other side of it is Hampshire. You couldn’t have wanted to find a site in Hampshire that was furthest away from any population in Hampshire. I’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions from that.  LJ - Toni, in your opinion, is it about time that Verwood had its own upper school to save bussing children to QE and Ferndown? Toni – “It will happen, the core strategy that’s going through at

the moment has a large amount of development for both the West Parley area and the Colehill/ Wimborne area. That extra development will put pressure on Ferndown and QE upper schools, which will then put pressure on those children who access the schools from further away, for example, Verwood, Cranborne, Alderholt and so on. It’s that new development that is coming forward over the next twenty years that will finally give us the critical mass to provide the secondary provision. The land is already allocated and bought by the County Council for many, many years. As soon as we know we have the right numbers, we’ll be able to start planning what that provision will look like.  LJ - In light of the tragic accident on the back roads with a school bus and a mini, where the driver was killed, what are your views on the safety of bussing children around country roads? Toni – “Bussing children to school is a reflection of the sort of terrain that we live in. If you live in a rural area, you have to have transport to get children to school. The whole issue about school transport is that there is a large number of children who get transported to school every day. There are very rarely accidents, but as we found out, when they do happen they can be very tragic and certainly my thoughts and the thoughts of everyone who was

involved on the day do go out to the driver of the car who died. The issue since has been – should we be having seatbelts? If you have a coach doing the journey, coaches by law must have seatbelts and they have to be marked by pictograms on the windows and by law you are supposed to wear those seatbelts.   LJ – But it can be quite hard at times to persuade children – especially from upper schools to wear them – maybe you believe there needs to be a campaign to raise awareness?   Toni – There definitely needs to be and that’s part of the investigation that the County Council will be doing into what happened and what lessons can be learned from the incident. Because there are not the number of coaches and specialist school buses available as part of the procurement, the County Council will speak to normal bus companies and we will use commercial buses for part of our school routes – those buses do not have seatbelts fitted and that is something that we will be looking at – but I would be concerned with the difficulties of trying to insist on having seatbelts fitted on vehicles that are not intended for that purpose. That’s part of the difficulty and challenge that you have in trying to provide a level of service right across a very large rural area.

This is just an extract of the interview, other issues tackled include the new rubbish collection scheme, the demolition of the Allendale Centre and the review of parking in town centres. Check out the rest at www.youtube.com/ mags4dorset, or scan this code with your smartphone -

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Minister agrees urgent action for A31 Moves to improve directional signage and reduce the speed limit on the A31 are underway following a meeting in May at the House of Commons between the Minister of Transport, Stephen Hammond and a delegation from Ringwood Town Council.

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The Council maintains the road is not fit for purpose, with poor signage that provides no assistance to drivers. A reduction in the speed limit is also required. One of the delegation, Cllr Rippon-Swaine said the minister was very understanding of the problems and has instructed Highways Agency officials to prepare, prior to the rising of Parliament on 18 July,

reports with proposals for the installation of new directional signing on the bridges over the A31 to get drivers in the right lanes; also proposals for the introduction of a reduced speed limit on that section of the road from Picket Hill through to the Ashley Heath roundabout.  Cllr RipponSwaine added, “Whilst he emphasised that for each of the proposals the necessary statutory processes need to be followed, he was, subject to that, minded to implement these two proposals as a matter of urgency as it will be some years before any re-engineering of the A31 can be designed and implemented.  “We await those proposals and will do everything to support proposals which will improve the safety of persons using the A31 at Ringwood.”

Supporting older people

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The New Forest Community Support Service aims to help older people in the locality remain independent at home. Funded by Hampshire County Council and provided by Community First New Forest, a team of trained workers provide help with: benefits advice, housing/tenancy related needs, exploring housing options, organising adaptations at home, arranging community transport and help in arranging any care needs/ home help.  The first 12 weeks of support is free. After that, clients may have to pay an hourly rate, but if they are in receipt of a means tested benefit, they will continue to receive the service free. To find out more, contact Community First New Forest on 01425 478005 or visit www.cfnf.org.uk

Beat it!

Local police officers hold a Beat Surgery in Fordingbridge Library where residents can drop in to have a chat about local issues and concerns in a relaxed way. Held on the first Wednesday of every month between 10.30-11.30am, small items and even bicycles can be brought along to be security marked.

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THE OSBORNE CENTRE HELLO DEAR READERS,

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It’s me again, Alan, from the Osborne Centre. Do you remember I told you our branch had to raise all its own funds in order to survive and how we hold fundraising events throughout the year in order to generate money? We’ve already held several evening events including a quiz night on Valentine’s Day and a curry night, both of which were very well attended. On 13 April, we held our first major event of the year, the annual Spring Fayre at the Centre, starting at 11.30am. We awoke to bright sunshine but by 10am the clouds had rolled in and by 11am the rain had started, carrying on for most of the day. Hardly the weather that would encourage people to come out and support us, we thought, but I need not have worried. Over 200 hardy souls braved the elements, spending in excess of £2250, which was a great effort by the 30+ helpers who were involved and much appreciated by all. One of our younger members raised £400 by having her head shaved! Crazy? Definitely, but what a girl.

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Fundraising events such as this, help pay for several outings arranged for our members annually. One such day occurred on 8 May when 19 members were taken, complete with their wheel-chairs and packed lunches, to Exbury gardens. This meant that 19 helpers were also involved and all were transported in four of our adapted vehicles. Although the weather was overcast, the azaleas and rhododendrons were in bloom, which lightened the gloom. A good time was had by all and perhaps special thanks should go to the helpers and drivers who gave up their Wednesday in order to make it happen.

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Standing under the ancient holm oak in the gardens of Cranborne Manor, the Cranborne Community Choir perform at the church fete

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ranborne Community Choir consists of a group of lively people who love singing. Led by Jeremy Avis, the choir works hard whilst having a lot of fun along the way. In September they will be taking part in ‘Sing for Water’ on the South Bank in London. This massed

choir event raises money to support WaterAid’s lifegiving water, sanitation and hygiene projects in Ghana and Malawi. If you would like to release the singer within and join the choir, drop in for a taster rehearsal in Cranborne First School Hall on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm, or call Jeremy Avis on 07812 136032.

Long service awards

The WRVS presented long service awards to two volunteers at West Moors Library in Station Road on 27 June 2013. Congratulations to Elizabeth Bowler who received a 20 year badge and a 15 year long service medal and to Judith Sweet who received a 10 year long service award.

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Blushing Brass hits right note   When Blushing Brass took to the stage at Verwood Memorial Hall on 22 June, it was a sight to behold. Made up entirely of ladies in pink, the 32 players, mainly Verwood Concert Band (VCB) members, got together to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and band funds. Long time band member Jan Tiller masterminded the idea. She said, “I was inspired by the charitable fund-raising achieved by a group call ‘Boobs & Brass,’ a brass band made up of ladies from all over the UK who have raised over £100,000 since 2006 to fight breast cancer by performing charity concerts.” Blushing Brass was formed and when renowned composer, Derek Broadbent of ‘The Floral Dance’ fame heard about the venture, he composed and donated ‘Easy on the Eye, Easy on the Ear.’ The piece received its premier performance by Blushing Brass to great applause.

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The evening raised £1,662 for charity.

Reflections Hair and Beauty

The salon was opened in 1938 and this year celebrates its 75th anniversary. In 1989 Reflections introduced beauty therapy and tanning. The salon was extended to offer many therapies such as Reiki, reflexology and various massage treatments; chiropody is also available. Call in and have a glass of wine to celebrate the salon’s 75th anniversary.

The first West Moors Family Fun Day, organised by a committee of six, was a resounding success. The day included go karting, zorbing, pony rides, an assault course, football shoot out, fun dog show, dance troupes, a live band, hog roast, beer tent and stalls. Organiser, Emma Regan said,

Thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers and all the local people that turned out on a windy day and supported this new event.

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The raffle raised £300 and the barrow of booze was won by Craig Brown from West Moors.

Double take

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A thought provoking exhibition of 35 photographs is on show at Spill the Beans Wholefood Shop in West Street, Wimborne. Jointly commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the town’s Chamber of Trade inauguration in the same year as the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the exhibition juxtaposes images of town centre shops and businesses as they appeared in 1953 with the same locations today.

Despite a gap of 60 years, all the photographs were taken by Paul Gruitt within just a few days of each other. This ‘double-take’ was made possible because of the existence of the unique Wimborne Minster Model Town, also created in the early 1950s. President of the Wimborne Chamber of Trade and Commerce, Diann Marsh, said, “Using no Photoshop trickery, twin images of each view are aligned as closely as possible, illustrating often striking similarities or differences. Anyone taking the time to give the images a closer second look can experience the almost surreal effect of the unexpected, revealed in the familiar and commonplace.” It is hoped that the exhibition might also encourage a re-evaluation of the Model Town as a useful historical tool in understanding how Wimborne Minster’s trading patterns have changed over time and how they might evolve in the future.

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local Parental support at the Bus Stop Club “If you support parents, the children have a better deal,” says Susan Sutherland, the project leader of the Bus Stop Club in Ferndown. This charitable organisation aims to not only support parents, but also offers quality family time to East Dorset families. Based at the Turbary Resource Centre, it is open during term time. Committee led, the Bus Stop Club was started seven years ago and offers learning opportunities for parents, IT, listening, budgeting advice, parenting groups, summer

outings, signposting to local support services, and after school activities for all the family, including cookery. There is also a food and veg scheme. In September, a community café will be opening, managed by Shelley. The resource centre can be found at the back of Turbary Church, Corbin Avenue, Heatherlands Estate, Ferndown. To contact Susan call or text 07866 692528.

Verwood’s Armed Forces Day

Along with many others in the region, Verwood marked the fifth annual Armed Forces Day with a service on 29 June. Led by the town’s mayor, Cllr Peter Richardson, representatives from the Royal British Legion, town council and members of the public joined the service, and prayers were said by the Rev’d Andrew Sinclair.

L-R Rev’d Andrew Sinclair, Cllr Mrs Rosemary Richardson, mayoress and Cllr Ms Jo Taylor, deputy mayor

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Sunflower heights Win Win a Leisure Grow 2 Burner Grill Stream Roaster £279 Barbecue worth £279 plus £25 towards a barbecue pack or drinks Yes it is officially summer and time to enjoy the popular outdoor activity of barbecue cooking. Why not try winning a fantastic Leisure Grow 2 Burner Grill Stream Roaster barbecue worth £279 to get your summer really sizzling? This fab piece of equipment comes highly recommended by the barbecue section at the Haskins Garden Centre. As well as this fantastic prize, mags4dorset is giving a £25 voucher to the winner to spend at one of the local suppliers advertising on Page 10. Dave Brown, Team Leader at Haskins says that the popularity of barbecuing has not waned: “We can tell by the demand for fuels and equipment that enthusiasm has not been dampened by the early spell of poor weather. There is such a wide range of grills that we are happy to offer advice to anyone looking to replace or purchase for the first time.”

If you’ve got a sunflower in Ferndown that has put on a growth spurt in the recent hot weather, don’t forget to enter it in the Ferndown in Bloom tallest sunflower competition sponsored by mags4dorset. Entries will be taken until the end of August, with judging in September, so don’t be shy. Call into Haskins for an entry form or contact the competitions organiser on 01202 896071. New allotment entries will also be taken until the end of August.

Judgment day

Wimborne was recently bedecked with 160 hanging baskets and 40 window boxes. These were in addition to the existing 80 wooden barrel planters and flower towers planted in May, all ahead of the local and regional ‘in Bloom’ judging, which will take place on Tuesday 23 July.

Dave Brown with the Leisure Grow gas powered barbecue

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this superb Leisure Grow barbecue and £25 worth of meat or drinks, is complete the barbecue themed word puzzle and fill in your answers from 1-10. ACROSS 2. You can light a barbecue with a box of these (7) 6. You might get this if you don’t cook your sausages properly (10) 7. A BBQ classic - often made of beef (6) 8. My chihuaha got sunstroke, so now he’s a …… (3,3) 9. Shiny, metallic paper on a roll. Wrap bananas in them for the BBQ (3,4) 10. Another name for tomato sauce (7) 

DOWN 1. Skewered food on a stick (5)  3. This country is well known for its ‘barbies’ (9) 4. Without this, a BBQ is a gloomy affair (8)  5. Green stuff you have on the side (5)

Submit your answers online at www.mags4dorset.co.uk or send your them on a postcard to BBQ Competition, mags4dorset, 1st Floor King George V Pavilion, Peter Grant Way, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9EN. You must list at which supplier you would like to spend your £25 voucher. Choose from the advertisers on Page 10. This is a condition of entry. Close date is Friday, 2 August 2013. The first correct entry drawn will be the winner. Employees of Page & Pulford Ltd and Haskins Garden Centres are not permitted to enter. The editor’s decision is final. There is no cash alternative. The prize will be available for collection from Haskins in Longham and the winner must be agreeable to being photogrpahed for publicity purposes. Full information on the leisure range visit www.haskins.co.uk

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local Model duty manager  Clive Laban is the newly appointed duty manager for Wimborne Model Town, sharing the day-to-day running with colleague Keith Whittaker. Wimborne Model Town is a 1/10 scale reproduction of Wimborne town centre from the early 1950s and celebrated its 60th birthday last year.  The charity attraction can be visited everyday until 3 November.

‘Mane’

day for 3000 Lions Clubs from the South of England treated 3,000 disadvantaged children and young adults to a day out at Paulton’s Park earlier in the year. Wimborne and Ferndown Lions Club sponsored 110 visitors and included people from Verwood Day Centre and CHAOS. The outings have been organised by the Lions for the last 21 years.

At the Core

A planning inspector has been appointed by the Secretary of State to undertake the examination of the Christchurch and East Dorset Core Strategy in public. The pre hearing will be on 30 July at 10am in the Council Chamber, Christchurch Borough Council, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Christchurch, BH23 1AZ. Notification of attendance must have been submitted by 11 July and only those who have made representations and have indicated they want to attend will be invited to participate in the hearing sessions. However, the hearings are open to anybody who wishes to observe. Hearing Sessions will commence on 10 September 2013. For more information contact Mrs J Neale, Core Strategy Programme Officer, The Priory Room, Christchurch Borough Council, Bridge Street, Christchurch Dorset BH23 1AZ.

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Carnival fun

Verwood Carnival took place on 29 June. There were plenty of stalls, including one run by Pam Smith who was fund-raising for Macmillan Cancer Support in Dorset and Hampshire. Pam said, “It was a lovely sunny day, and although it was not that busy everyone enjoyed watching the mini motor bike club showing off their skills. I want to thank all my customers and those who donated prizes for the tombola so generously. I raised £140 and had a great day enjoying watching lots of happy children winning teddies and having fun.” 

WRVS is now RVS Did you know the WRVS has changed its name?

Now the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS), it is a team of volunteers who share time with older people to help them stay independent members of society. The RVS is active within libraries and with funding from Dorset Library Service, offers a home library service. If you like to read, but can’t get to the library, the RVS will regularly deliver books and talking books from the library to your home, free of charge. The RVS can also provide befriending, help with transport or shopping, and other things you might need. For more information contact Maria Jacobson, RVS Manager Dorset Home Library Service, on 07786 635154 or 01305 236666.

Friends of Uddens and Cannon Hill Woodlands update Volunteers turned out to cut back vegetation along the bridleway in Cannon Hill South. Invasive rhododendron was also cut and burnt and a section of track scraped back. Picnic tables and bird boxes, donated by the Forestry Commission have been installed. The website is now www.cannonhillfriends.org.uk to reflect the move away from a hastily put together pressure group to stop one particular threat, to an organised charity whose aim is to protect and improve the woodland for the wildlife, the local community and users of the Castleman Trailway. A membership scheme sponsored by La Fosse at Cranborne has been launched. Although no membership fee is required, a discretionary donation can be made. A grant for £1,700 has been received from the Dorset County Community Fund for picnic tables and seating.

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Goalkeeper and Players for Rossgarth U15s team Do you enjoy football and are looking for an opportunity to play? A goalkeeper and players are wanted for the Rossgarth U15 boys’ team for the 2013/14 season. Rossgarth U15s play in the Bournemouth Youth League, so games are local. Interested? Contact the Team Manager, Ian Champney – 01202 824727, 07760 346271, ichampney@aol.com

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Stroke awareness

Founded in 2008, the Ferndown Stroke Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month. It aims to make the community aware of stroke and how it changes the lives of those affected, and how it can be prevented. There is an annual programme of speakers, as well as organised trips.

The club meets in the Guide Hall, Spinney’s Lane, Ferndown 10.30am-12.30pm.

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EBBLAKE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE The Ebblake Industrial Estate has been in existence for over thirty years. Many people probably don’t even realise what a wealth of industry there is tucked away – a good mix of local, national and international companies. Many businesses have been long established and we have highlighted some of the local jewels in Ebblake’s crown. Use the handy map provided to find your way around this hidden gem.

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here were lots of great attractions and fun things to do at Verwood CE First School’s fayre this year. The most popular activity was ‘Sponge the Teacher’, closely followed by the amazing bouncy castles, face painting and ‘Beat the Teacher’ at goal shooting.

The event was arranged to raise money for the new peace garden, where children will be able to sit and paint or work in small quiet groups while enjoying the school meadow. New benches and rose arches have been purchased for the area, along with extensive landscaping which has been made to form a grassy outdoor theatre. Wooden seating has also been purchased for the playground and the children are designing a new piece of adventure play equipment to be added to existing ones once the sports hall is completed at Emmanuel School.

Swanage Pier boosted by Hillside When Year 2 pupils at Hillside Community First School had a trip to Swange recently, they were told about the recent storm damage to the town’s pier.  On return to school two pupils, Emma Harman and Emily Harriman,  suggested holding a second hand book sale to raise funds for repairs to the pier. Assistant head teacher Karen Pain said, “As a rights respecting school, we feel it is important to listen to the children’s opinions and ideas and show them it can be possible to have a positive impact on their community and wider locality. “The children worked hard making posters, banners and bunting to advertise the event.  They wrote leaflets and collected secondhand books from pupils around the school and other members of the community. “A total of £200 was raised on the day and the children and Swanage Pier Trust would like to thank everyone who contributed to the event including students from QE and parents.”

Presidential chain changes hands

Anthony Inman (left) is the new president of Verwood Rotary Club. The outgoing president, Stephen Maycock (right) handed over the chain of office at a ceremony at Remedy Oak Golf Club recently.  Anthony is one of the youngest people so far to hold the position and is a full time dentist with his own practice. He will be nominating a charity for the coming year and aims to work closely with the local Verwood community. Anthony’s says his motto is, “Engaging Rotary, changing lives.”

Greenest school wins prestigious title

Ringwood School has been declared one of the greenest in England after scooping the prestigious title of Eco-Schools Ambassador. It is one of just 11 in the country chosen by the international Eco-Schools programme. It will hold the role for two years.

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The free holiday fun club run by Ringwood Town Council will be held with Table Top Circus at Carvers Recreation Ground 25 July–22 August 10am-12 noon. It then moves to Toad Corner Play Area at Poulner on 29 August and 2 September, 10am–12 noon. Parents and older siblings welcome with children aged up to 12. An adult must remain with each child under 8. Fun includes games, balloon modelling, stilt walkers, entertainers and circus skills. For older children, a skate park competition is being planned at Ringwood Skate Park on Thursday 22 August with live music from local school bands. Tel: 01425 473883.

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Dorset Charity Horse and Dog Show

This year’s charity horse and dog show will take place on 20 July at Homelands Farm, Three Legged Cross (on the car boot sale site). The event is supporting the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation. Lots of classes for dogs and horses including show jumping. Entry to the showground for spectators is free.

Fordingbridge Festival 20 July Organised by the Rotary Club of Verwood, the annual festival includes games, displays by the local flower group, gun dogs, falconry, Wessex Vehicle Preservation Club and agricultural demonstrations. As well as all this you can have-a-go at archery, listen to music or have a giggle as Devizes Male Majorwrecks – a group of senior overweight gentlemen – perform a fun majorettes display. Also, duck race, classic cars, stands, stalls, animal corner, and vintage tractors and catering. All take place on the recreation ground/sports fields at Fordingbridge.


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Pupils from all the classes run by Sally Adams Danceworks came together with parents and friends recently to enjoy the Annual Presentation Day. Over 150 attended the event which included the presentation of

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the latest ISTD examination medals and certificates. Over 60 pupils collected their awards and a special presentation was made to the pupils scoring ‘top marks’. The afternoon of dance featured a mixture of demonstrations from pupils aged from 3 years to adults and also included audience participation events. Sally Adams, Principal said, “We are very proud of all our dancers. Our enthusiastic qualified teachers have worked hard on these fun and challenging workshops for every age.” Anyone interested in the Summer Workshops, which are open to pupils and non pupils alike can check out facebook/ sallyadamsdanceworks or call 01425 474072.

Children from Allenbourn Middle School in Wimborne recently met Bishop Samuel Peni, from the Diocese of Nzara in South Sudan. They presented him with gifts to take back to the children there. During their recent activities week, the group of 40 Allenbourn pupils took part in Team Assist, a project with the motto ‘Give a little, gain a lot’. One of Team Assist’s challenges was to find suitable items to be taken back by Bishop Samuel to Nzara, using a little bit of money and a lot of ingenuity. Shopkeepers in Wimborne were extremely supportive, and among the things bought, donated or bargained for were pencils, chalk, toothbrushes, games, toys and paper. The Team Assist children had the chance to ask questions about life in Nzara, and the Bishop thanked them on behalf of the children in South Sudan. Wimborne Minster has strong links with the area, and Sheila Soper, the Minster’s Sudan Link Ambassador, was involved with Team Assist, which was led by teacher Mrs Sandy Darragh.

Floral Delights

The Ringwood Floral Decoration society held their regular meeting again this month. It was an informal event, where members were challenged to arrange flowers in a container which had been brought to the meeting by another member. Each person taking part was given exactly the same selection flowers to arrange in their allocated dish, pot or vase. After an hour or so filled with a mix of concentration and laughter, the results of all the hard work was displayed around the room. Linda Fleming, one of the professional arrangers, then gave her comments on each arrangement. Tea, scones and light hearted discussions amongst the members followed the afternoon’s events.

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business community unity

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ou source materials for your aggregates locally – how does this practise get customers the best quality? The aggregates we purchase, either from within the group or other companies, are sourced in the vast majority of cases from operations that are covered by ISO 9001 and CE marked standards. This in practice means that the products are controlled via a strong quality control system with procedures in place to pick up any product irregularities.

Success Story

Steve Perrins Supplies S part of HH & DE Drew group of companies mags4dorset finds out how being part of a larger family owned group can help a smaller company flourish:

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teve Perrins Supplies are part of the HH & DE Drew group of companies which includes New Milton Sand and Ballast and SMS Skips, how does this help you to operate the business? Being part of a larger family owned group gives us access to many points of supply locally for our business of delivering small loads of soil, building and decorate aggregates as well as concrete and screed. This allows us to reduce the number of miles we run empty, thus making the operation as green as possible.

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hat is your policy regarding recycling? How does it set you apart as a business? Again, being part of a larger business we have access to our in house re-cycling centres where over 80% of the materials are processed for further use. This then gives Steve Perrins Supplies the opportunity to offer re-cycled aggregates for sale reducing the amount of mineral extraction in the local area.

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H & DE Drew Ltd has a commitment to ‘preserve the past.’ Why is this important to you?

Too many businesses are run for today, only moving on when it suits them. HH & DE Drew has been in business for over 75 years and acknowledges the history of the company. It is important that when a site is left, it is sympathetically restored. This must be the case for either farmland - which will happen at Downton Manor Farm near New Milton - or in the case at Pennington, where a series of ponds have been created encouraging bird life


Ruby RINGWOOD

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ecognized as a stimulant, the colour red is known to excite and draw attention. It is said to exude a strong and powerful masculine energy and increase enthusiasm - a colour that calls for action. In spiritual terms, the root chakra, located at the base of the spine is red and it allows us to be grounded and connect to the universal energies. Red is also known to stimulate the appetite. It’s a colour that represents beauty in many cultures. In China

it is associated with good luck and fortune. To the Hindu it symbolizes joy, life, energy and creativity. Around the world, red indicates heat and red roses are an iconic symbol of passion. Receive a dozen and you know your amour is saying, ‘I love you’. mags4dorset has compiled the ‘Ruby Ringwood’ feature around the colour red. Turn the pages to find out what is on offer in and around the town in a colour that speaks a universal language. As you will discover, it has a great deal to say.

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Bateleur Eagle LIBERTY’S OWL, RAPTOR & REPTILE CENTRE

All welcome at the Meeting House

Ringwood Meeting House, a Grade II* listed building, was built in 1727. It is one of the best surviving 18th century Presbyterian meeting houses in the country. The Meeting House tells the town’s history; and is a social meeting place.  Special events and concerts are held there, and various speakers give talks. Room hire is also available.

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RINGWOOD FABRICS

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Ruby & Diamond Jewellery ALLUM & SIDAWAY

BB Skin Perfecting Cream ÂŁ28

Prima Donna Madison Range LOLIE & BELLA Jaeger Frames

SCRIVENS OPTICIANS

SIMPLY BEAUTY

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Taxi RED EXPRESS TAXIS Fender Guitars OASIS

Custom Made Poppies Coffin CO-OPERATIVE FUNERAL CARE

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Roberts Radio RINGWOOD SOUND & VISION Dorothy’s Slippers SWISH OF THE CURTAIN

Strawberry Wedding Cake BELINDA’S BAKERY

Custom Made Rifle LAMBERTS OF RINGWOOD

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Annual amateur Creative Writing photographic

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. • No email or handwritten entries are permitted. • Fill in an entry form. Photocopies accepted.

• Do not put your name on your story but include a title sheet with your name, address, title of story and contact phone number or email address • Close date is Friday, 6 September 2013. • Entries and fees must be sent to: mags4dorset, 1st Floor King Geo V Pavilion, Peter Grant Way, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9EN FEES One story £4 Two stories £6 Three stories £8 Rules must be adhered to, otherwise your entry will not be able to win. Entries will be shortlisted by editor and author, Janine Pulford. Judges have yet to be announced. Short critiques by Janine Pulford are offered if required and cost £10 per 1,000 words. This service is only available for stories entered in the competition and critiques will be emailed out after the close date of the competition.

ENTRY FORM NAME:_______________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS:___________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ EMAIL:_______________________________________________________________________ TITLE(S):_____________________________________________________________________

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, 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.

Terms and Conditions for acceptance of advertisements

April 2013

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what’s on

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

20 July 9am-4pm St Giles Park, Wimborne St Giles

Paws in the Park! This family event will be unique opportunity to explore the many attractions in the scenic gardens of the Shaftesbury Estate, Wimborne St Giles. There will be entertainment throughout the day and many stalls selling local produce and crafts.

20 July 11am-5pm (gates open at 10am)

Fordingbridge Summer Festival at the Recreation Ground, Fordingbridge. Many community, voluntary and local interest groups will be represented. A variety of catering outlets and tea tent offering home made cakes. Trade stands including Dorset Farmers Farm Shop, Old Joe’s Cider and many more. Adults £5, Students & Seniors £4, Children (5-16) £1, Under 5’s free.

20 July

Beaulieu Village Fete at Beaulieu Abbey Cloister. Call 01590 6122 345 for more information.

20 July 9am-5pm

The Dorset Charity Horse and Dog Show at Homelands Farm, Three Legged Cross (the car boot site). Entry Fee.

22 July 7.30pm

Brass band concert featuring the Lion’s Youth band at Wimborne Minster. This band of talented young musicians were runners up in the national youth band competition. Ticket £8 from Wimborne Tourist Information Centre.

25 and 27 July 7pm

The 2013 Dorset Opera Festival celebrates the bi-centenary of Wagner’s birth with the exhilarating and stirring ‘Flying Dutchman’ at The Regent Centre. At just 2 hours 15 minutes in length, this is the way to ease yourself into Wagner. Call 01202 499199 for more information.

26 July 10am-1pm

Verwood Friday Market at Verwood Memorial Hall. Friendly indoor market selling handmade gifts and crafts, bakery and produce plus refreshments. Every Friday. Free Parking and Admission. Call Sue or John on 01202 890006 for more information.

27-28 July 2pm-5pm

Cream teas at the Old School Rooms in Sturminster Marshall. All proceeds raised will go to Strays Of Greece, to feed and spay dogs and cats in desperate conditions. For further information, see the charity’s website www.straysofgreece.org or telephone 01425 478757.

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29 July 10.30am

‘Little Red Riding Hood’ at Fordingbridge Library. The library invites all 4-7 year olds and their parent/carers to come along to the library to enjoy a wonderful performance of Little Red Riding Hood and Friends, using a large book,mime,audience participation and lots of fun! Tickets are free but limited so to book your seat either call into the Library or telephone on the booking line 01425 657524. This production is produced and performed by Booster Cushion Theatre.

30, 31 July and 1 August

New Forest and Hampshire County Show - annual three day agricultural show. Showjumping and more. Represents entertainment at its very best, a vast array of sights and sounds to suit all tastes and ages £16.15-£36.55 before 11 July, £19-£43 gate price.

3 August 8.30pm-12.30am

80’s/90’s Club Music Revival Night at the Verwood Hub. The very best dance music anthems from your clubbing days, set in the Hub Theatre with cool lights, lasers and dance podiums! £6, inc some nibbles.

8 – 11 August

Summer Gathering at Gaunts House. Four-day celebration and annual gettogether for all spiritually-minded, ecologically motivated and creatively-living people. Tickets from £72.50 to £135.00. Call 01202 841522 for more information.

11 – 27 August 10am-5pm

65th Annual Exhibition of Fordingbridge Art Club. Monday to Sunday at Fordingbridge Town Hall. Free entry. Contact Joy Dickens, 01794 390295.

21 August 6pm-10pm

Verwood over-50’s Singles Friendship Club meet at the Hideaway Restaurant for an optional meal at 6pm, followed by Scrabble night at 7.30pm. Call Sue on 01202 887942 for more information.

26 August 12pm-5.30pm

Rotary Rustic Fayre, Potterne Park. Verwood Rotary Club’s main annual fundraising event. Entry £4.

28 August – 1 September

Great Dorset Steam Fair at Tarrant Hinton. . The spectacle covers an enormous showground, at over 600 acres being one of Europe’s largest outdoor event locations. 2013 will see the show in its 45th year. Call 01258 860361 for more information.

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REVIEW:

Carnaby Street, Pavilion Theatre by LAURENCE JONES As a stage show, Carnaby Street should be taken at face value. If you go into the theatre hoping to see a masterpiece of musical theatre, you will be disappointed. Carnaby Street is fun, entertaining and largely forgettable fluff. The musical knows its audience and knows what they want – a few solid hours of adequate entertainment and renditions of popular songs from the Sixties. It’s a pantomime with jokes about Malcolm X and the moon landing. Do not adjust your expectations. The cast are excellent in their performances and singing and the costume designs charming, despite the fact that the script is thinner than a stick insect. The jokes largely fall flat and the characters are written as little more than stock characters (‘posh love interest’, ‘northern love interest’, ‘London lad’ and ‘Nice guy’ among others), in an uninspired story about a young man seeking stardom and love in London. Despite these shallow roles, the performers work with what little they have as much as they can, to their credit. Paul Hazel as ‘Lily The Pink’, a flamboyant gay designer, deserves particular credit for delivering a majority of the laughs with his effeminate performance – even if his dalogue, with lines such as “I’m heading down the pub for a stiff one” are cringeworthy in their un PC, outdated nature. But the story doesn’t matter here, and the show makes no lies about it. The dialogue in between the musical numbers is kept to a minimum - you’re here for the Sixties songs. With many, many pieces, performed well, including ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘Son of a Preacher Man’, ‘We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place’ and ‘Born To Be Wild’, if you’re a fan of the era and can tolerate the show’s kitschness, Carnaby Street may very well be for you.

Vintage cars at Hinton Martell

Fete brings village together

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n Saturday 29 June, Hinton Martel held its annual village fete. The weather was ideal, with not a cloud in the sky. Jez Barfoot, a finalist in TV’s Masterchef, was on hand to open the event and to judge the hotlycontested Victoria Sponge competition. Vintage car owners and fans alike were in for a treat, as a selection of classic motors were on display, including some groovy retro vans.  Steve Glover, music teacher at Queen Elizabeth’s school, conducted a swing band with willing performers and pupils, who played for the customers of the makeshift coffee shop at the vicarage, manned by the hardworking volunteers. All of this, coupled with a BBQ, dog show, table tennis tournament, raffle, stalls and games and much more made this year’s fete a very memorable occasion.

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Bournemouth Air Festival soars again On 29 August to 1 September, the Bournemouth Air Festival will once again be transformed into a spectacular aviation-inspired event. Witness the return of the incredible display teams, fireworks, entertainment, pier to pier trading and ground displays, military bands, street entertainers and much more. On the ground or in the air, there’s a lot of fun to be had for the sixth year running. The festival site opens daily from 10am, with displays starting late morning/ early afternoon. Visit bournemouthair.co.uk for more information.

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RUSSELL GRANT’S

Monthly Horoscopes

The popular television personality and presenter, Russell Grant, is back this month with your horoscope for

July 2013

ARIES March 21 - April 20 If you clear the clutter and streamline your thinking; you’ll soon be able to look about you and pick and choose the things you want to do rather than feel chained to the things other people want you to do. There’s romance surrounding you at the end of the month and this coupled with a special aura of success and confidence glowing around a team effort or joint endeavour that will ease your financial situation and make you the centre of some very flattering attention. TAURUS April 21 - May 21 You’ll feel torn between your public and private lives in the days surrounding the 22nd; it is time to scale back your work and political commitments for the sake of your loved ones. Schedule an enjoyable vacation for the gang. This will be a wonderful opportunity for you to reconnect with your nearest and dearest. GEMINI May 22 - June 21 Disappointing news from a medical expert around the 22nd will be sobering. Don’t despair. This turn of events will force you to make some changes to your daily routine. Fixing nutritious meals and taking more exercise will be burdensome at first, but you’ll soon feel the benefits. Spend as much time with family as possible as July turns into August. The support of your relatives will be invaluable.

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CANCER June 22 - July 23 An argument over money will erupt as July moves into August. You’re tired of someone holding their hand out every time you have a little extra cash in your pocket. You feel you are being taken for granted and you are right. Stop letting them lay guilt trips on you or, worse still using emotional blackmail to get what they want. You work hard for your money, and have every right to spend it on exactly what you want. It’s time to draw some stricter boundaries in this relationship.

LIBRA September 24 - October 23 Mid-July finds you making more time for creative pursuits. Playing music, painting, and writing are all activities you will enjoy. Don’t be afraid to try a new medium; you have raw talent in virtually every artistic field. You’ll retire from public view as July turns to August. A little more quiet time will restore your spirits. Even a social butterfly like you needs an occasional break from parties.

LEO July 24 - August 23 The second half of the month will force you to act as mediator between your family and romantic partner. When in doubt, throw your support to your amour. The sooner you establish healthier boundaries between you and your relatives, the happier you will be. Single? It may be because you allow your family to interfere with your personal life too much.

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22 Your willingness to work hard and make sacrifices for the sake of a long term goal will yield rewards during July. Prepare to receive a scholarship, grant, or prize around the 17th. Family won’t be very supportive of your dreams toward the end of the month. Turn a deaf ear to their predictions of gloom and doom as July draws to a close. If you continue to have faith in your abilities, you’ll reach great heights and silence your detractors.

VIRGO August 24 - September 23 Mid-month brings welcome relief from stress, when you’re able to go on a vacation with a group of your favourite people. You can relax and let your hair down. Beware of overdoing it with food and drink. If you treat your body like a temple, you’ll be able to take advantage of a flirtation with one of the locals. The two of you will feel an instant connection while you’re shopping in the local market. The end of July stimulates your creative instincts. Start work on a writing project.

SAGITTARIUS November 23 December 21 Disappointing news regarding a friend will reach your ears near the 22nd. The two of you won’t be able to spend much time together in the months ahead. You’ll have to find other ways to use your time. Developing a new creative talent would be a good idea at this time. Alternately, you may decide to get a pet. Whatever you decide, don’t let depression drag you down. Change is inevitable; you might as well embrace it.

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CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20 By the third week of July, you’ll be in a good position to launch a blog or write a book. People are eager to draw on your considerable wisdom. The 22nd brings an abrupt end to a source of income. You’ll have to find another way to generate funds. Unfortunately, friends may not be in the position to help this time around. Draft a resume that highlights your experience, and send out a slew of job applications in late July. AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19 By mid-July, you’ll be able to revisit one of your favourite vacation spots. Be sure to take a camera along to record all of your happy memories. The 22nd warns against challenging an executive’s authority. As much as you want to be a free agent, you need to the protection of a powerful organisation. A passionate affair helps your wounded pride to heal as July turns to August. PISCES February 20 - March 20 Take the opportunity to shed your life of some loathsome chores. It’s time your relatives and colleagues take some of the burdens from your shoulders. You’ll have to issue a few ultimatums along the way, but people will ultimately respect you for standing in your own defence. An embarrassing secret will come to light on or around the 22nd. If you don’t have the experience or education you pretend, now is the time to rectify the problem. Schedule a trip or enrol in a class. Vector Graphics by VectorOpenStock.com


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t Verwood Local Action Group’s June meeting, various issues were raised by residents who use, or live adjacent to Potterne Park in Verwood. Overnight trashing and misuse of some of the facilities was reported and poor behaviour of some people, including bad language, alcohol use, drug use, and rubbish being left around. It was not attributed to the usual daytime users, but the late night element. The Tannoy system had also been adapted for powering ‘ghetto blasters.’ Police presence at night was requested and the police confirmed that Potterne Park was on the visit list for late evening after dark. The public were told to phone the police on 101 with complaints. A need was identified for a community group to work with East Dorset District Council’s community safety officer, Martha Perry Next LAG meeting is 9 September, 7 pm at the Hub, Brock Way.

Purple Haze campaigners will fight on

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ollowing the inspector’s report regarding the Hampshire Waste and Minerals Plan, which still includes Purple Haze, the site bordering Verwood earmarked for gravel extraction and landfill, campaigners have vowed to fight on. The chair of the Friends of Ringwood Forest (FoRF), Sarah Jane Sumner, said “We are extremely disappointed that Purple Haze has remained in the plan after reviewing the inspector’s report for both quarry

and landfill. Uncertainties still remain and thanks to all our supporters and our soundness comments, these are reflected in the inspector’s report. “Over the last two years we have gathered invaluable information for opposing any future planning application and for any future operator to consider.” She added that the FoRF will be considering the next steps after discussion with members, but will continue to fight using facts and

evidence during the planning stages. “We are not going away and we will be a thorn in the side of anyone wanting to develop this site in Moors Valley and put our energies for the moment into the planning process,” she said. Anyone wishing to give feedback on the report can email info@forf. org.uk A copy of the report is in the public domanin and will be available at Verwood Town Council offices in Vicarage Road.

Here are some Facebook comments from the Verwoodians group about Potterne Park:

Siovon Rowden – dog walking with her

husband: … we had to walk closely past skate park. I have to say how impressed we both were as there was no graffiti, the park & surrounding area was devoid of litter (just about anyway), the users of the park were using it as intended and there was no bad language to notice and the music was at a fair volume. Was lovely to see & hear! :-)

Anita Lamb My husband and I took our

5 yr old daughter and 7 yr old son over there this morning with their scooters and were really impressed too. There was a lovely bunch of boys down there (ages 10-14) who let my son have a go on their stunt scooters. They were explaining what a ‘stunt’ scooter was to him and how the wheels work etc, they all had a go at plugging their ipods in with their various different types of music and showed us their fab tricks on their scooters-and bit of boogeying too…

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Ashley Wright Cycled past there this

morning at 7am. I see that the non-users had made a mess of the place yet again. Broken glass smashed all around and lots of empty tins in the car park by it. The actual skate park bit is actually pretty well looked after but they could with more bins… May 18 at 5:26pm Jane Kelly We took the dogs over there

this evening and parts of the field are covered in beer bottles and cans with lots of other rubbish its such a shame these people have no respect for our parks, I have bought my daughter up to have respect and not to litter she always comments on litter and asks why do they do it ?

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PRINCESS STRAWBERRY: Alisha Bridger with her winning poem, written on a giant strawberry

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o kick-start the Ferndown Festival, the Barrington Centre held a Strawberry Fayre. This successful event started with the crowning of the strawberry prince and princess who won their titles by composing poetry about strawberries. The competition was held by the Barrington Centre in conjunction with Parley First School and the winning poets were Alisha Bridger and Dylan Giles. They received their crowns from the Mayor of Ferndown, Cllr John Lewis with pride on 22 June. The Strawberry Fayre followed with cream teas, stalls, music and entertainment.

Alisha Bridger’s poem Stawberries are grown until they’re Ready for us to eat and bite To pick our own, or from a shop Or in the flavour of a lollipop

They are red juicy and very sweet Perfect for a snack or a pudding treat Sprinkle of sugar scoop of ice cream Covered in chocolate my ultimate dream

Manager dishes up more than tapas! Brian Sutton, Manager of the Barrington Centre

Heather Cowell and Jayne Smith, Clarity Hearing Solutions stall

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Restaurants and pubs in Ferndown held special offers during the festival week swelling numbers of diners. The tapas evening at the Stone Lounge on 25 June was fully booked and to everyone’s enjoyment, the guitar music and sangria flowed. Towards the end of the evening, diners were in for yet another treat when the extremely talented manager, Richard Sidaway took the spotlight with his operatic renditions in Spanish. A former West End performer and member of the infamous ‘Singing Waiters’ he knows how to make a memorable evening unforgettable.

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MAGS4DORSET spo nsors pram race – cheque presentation back: Cllr Tony Bro : L-R wn, Ian Jones tow n clerk, Press Gan Russell Harness, Ben g members Pulford and Dan Lee ; Pete Thornton, JTY Front Linda Thornto n JTYAF and editor AF. Janine Pulford

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PRAM-TASTIC DAY! Crowds, several thousand strong, cheered competitors in the first Ferndown Pram Race organized jointly by the Town Council and Chamber of Commerce in aid of charity. There was much hilarity as the weird and wonderful entries sprinted or struggled from pub-to-pub starting at the Old Thatch and ending at the White Heather. Spectator, Miriam Biggs from West Moors said, “There were more entries than I expected. It’s really good to see people getting involved with the community.” There was a great spirit during the event, and the only mishap was Jonah and the Whale - one of the three entries from Ferndown United Church – which lost a wheel (rumoured to have happened outside the church) and didn’t finish. Chairman of the Pram Race committee, Cllr Tony Brown said, “It was a huge success. It was lovely to see so many people in Ferndown on a Saturday afternoon and lovely to see all the businesses so busy during the

festival week. I’d like to do it again and the feedback I’ve had so far shows there is great interest already.” STOP PRESS: Cllr Tony One of the sponsors, Brown has confirmed mags4dorset, put in a team. that next year’s Festival Editor Janine Pulford said, “Our Press Gang made a sterling effort will take place over two with their rather small pram and weeks. The pram race will got a loud cheer as they arrived be on 21 June 2014, with in Penny’s Walk. It was the most the Stawberry Fayre the memorable event I’ve ever seen in Ferndown town centre – great week before on 14 June, entertainment.” and a family event on King On Facebook, chamber and George V Playing Field the council members agreed that the week after on 28 June Pram Race had put fun into the town and given birth to Fundown. Funds raised will be shared between the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation and King George 5th Charity. The collection buckets raised over £200. mags4dorset sponsored the event by donating £225. So far over £1,000 has been raised for the charities with money still coming in.

Triumphant Flying Helmets cross the line

RESULTS: 1st Flying Helmets - Ferndown Fire Station, 2nd Cool Runnings - Ferndown Football Club players - 3rd The Hillbillies, 4th The Nightjar. Best Dressed: Cool Runnings. Wooden Spoon: Jonah and the Whale. Best Pram: King’s Park Alternative Sports Club. Most Sporting Gesture: The Nightjar

Stalls galore During the festival week there was a French Market in Victoria Road and stalls in Penny’s Walk. Nicky Gooding from Digitone said, “We had a great day at the Ferndown festival as part of our Healthy Hearing Week.  Lesley and Rufus from the Hearing Dogs charity kindly arrived to help and we raised a wonderful £160 towards training a hearing dog. Keep an eye in our Digitone shop window for regular updates about our hearing puppy’s training.” Nicky Gooding with Lesley and Rufus!

They’re off!

Oh Baby! Is that beer in your bottle? Press Gang have a swift beer before the start

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Brain strikes again! Lucy Brain

Congratulations to triathlete Lucy Brain who has been selected to compete in the National Triathlon Championships. This follows her success on 29 June at Bowood in Wiltshire.

Competing against all the finest athletes from the South West of England she put in a tremendous performance.  The swim was in the Capability Brown designed lake and after 400 metres, Lucy was first out of the water with a 20 second lead. She consolidated this on the bike ride where her

Scott Foil was perfect for the fast conditions with speeds in excess of 45km/h. Lucy took more time out of the rest of the field on her run and finished 1 minute 20 seconds clear of the next competitor. She now goes forward to the National Championships at Dorny Lake on 31 August.

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Day, the Friends of the New Forest Airfields organise a service to commemorate the role of the New Forest Airfields and to honour the memory of those who served there. This year, the service was held at the New Forest Airfields Memorial at Holmsley South on 30 June. Guests included civic leaders, MPs, veterans and both youth and veterans’ organisations. During the years 1939 to 1945, the flying units of many other nations served on the New Forest Airfields alongside the British.  Australian, Canadian and New Zealand airmen as well as Czechs, Slovaks, Poles, Norwegians, Dutch and Russian. It is a tradition that at the service they are remembered too and that their flags fly alongside those of their British allies. Representatives of those nations often attend the service. The event is completed by the guests enjoying a traditional New Forest cream tea at the East Close Hotel.


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Good news: the Nissan Qashqai+2 2.0 DCI 360 4WD is a ‘crossover’ class vehicle, so it has the strengths of a people carrier, a family estate, and a four-wheel-drive. Let us consider its impressive credentials. This workhorse has five, full-size seats and two occasional ones rise from the boot floor, via easy to pull straps. Passenger capacity therefore matches large people carriers such as the Ford S-MAX. Furthermore, even with five people aboard, cargo capacity is 450-litres and this rises to 1,520-litres when the middle/rear seats are folded flat. These figures are comparable to medium-size estates such as the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer. Finally, like the Land Rover Discovery the Qashqai+2 2.0 DCI 360 4WD Automatic has four-wheel-drive. Whereas this system is not intended for extreme conditions, it is invaluable when the road is slippery due to rain, ice, snow, mud, etc. It also has a flexible diesel engine that propels it to 62mph in 11.6 seconds and averages 39.8mpg – so performance/fuel consumption are fair for the class.

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MARVELS By Stephen Turvil

Good news: the Nissan Qashqai+2 2.0 DCI 360 4WD is a high-spec model so it is beautifully equipped. The highlight is its Around View Monitor that provides a 360 degree view of the surroundings. How? Via four cameras. The first is mounted to the front grill, the second close to the

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rear registration plate, and the final two are in the wing mirrors. These images are presented to the motorist via a colour screen on the dashboard and make parking straightforward. As such, the risk of scuffing the wheels on a kerb or scratching the paintwork is minimal. This camera system

complements the half leather seats, dual-zone climate control and the impressive panoramic roof that helps it feel spacious. This £27,550 beauty also has an electronic stability program that minimises the chance of losing control. And that is good news too.

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Phillips DVD 5.1 Home Theatre System. Good condition, £40 ONO. Wimborne 01202 891 492 Brand new green hearth rug. 100 per cent wool. 60 x 100 cm. Still wrapped. £50 ONO. Verwood 01202 826153 Haynes manuals for classic cars, ie Morris Minor (56-71) and MG Midget (68-79), Peugeot 504 (68-79), etc. £8 EA. Fordingbridge 07867 813213

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Warhammer paperbacks. Excellent condition. £2 each. West Moors, 01202 876 852

Around 450 people enjoyed this years Open Gardens Day held in aid of Wimborne in Bloom, on Sunday 23 June. Despite the weather remaining dry – just - there was a cool and gusty wind. This year there were five new gardens and three returning from previous events, amongst the total of 19 open. Lunches were available at the Physick Garden and teas were on hand at a number of venues. Visitors came from near and far to enjoy the gardens and there were many favourable comments about how they were much enjoyed. There was such a variety, from the small to the large and from the new to the well established. Speaking after the event , Richard Nunn, Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom thanked all those who had opened their gardens, for the time they had spent on preparing them and for the welcome they had given to so many visitors. He also thanked all those who helped, especially those who served lunches and teas. A total of around £2,700 was raised towards this year’s in Bloom Campaign.

Work on new Colehill housing development under way

Work has started on a project which will see a development of new family homes built in Colehill. The £780,000 scheme, which is being delivered by development company Aster Homes, will see four four-bedroom detached houses built on a brownfield site in Marshfield, off Colehill Lane. All of the homes will be available for open market sale. To make way for the new homes, four existing bungalows have been demolished. Fiona Astin, Aster Homes regional development director, said: “We have a proven track record of delivering high-quality new homes all over Dorset, and we’re delighted to be bringing that expertise to this project.” Work on the new homes is due to be completed by the end of this year.

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Tall mahogany plant stand. 12½” width, 37” height. Excellent condition. £25. Ringwood, 01425 479647 Upholstered caravan/beach hut seating with back/arm rests. Two bases, 72” x 28”. Base 59” x 18” Wooden playpen 120 cm x 92 cm. Baby highchair, folds flat. Both good condition. £10 each. Parkstone, 01202 744623 NEW Designer wedding dress. Size 10-13, strapless ivory netted underskirt, small train. Buttoned back. Stunning dress. Cost £2000, bargain at £350. Can text pictures. Verwood, 07707 481990

BBQ gas trolley with shelves – G.W.O. Buyer to collect. With bottle and cover. £50. Verwood, 01202 8821630 Desk pedestal fan. Electric, oscillating, adjustable height and tilt, portable 3 speed. Quiet operation. VGC. £10. Bournemouth, 01202 513941 River Island lime green leather sandals. 21/2” heels. Square toes. Never worn, as new. £8 OVNO. Fordingbridge, 07867 813213 2 deck chairs with striped canvas. £7.50 each. Metallic computer table with lower shelf, on castors. £15 Fordingbridge, 01425 652124 Chair. Dark wood upholstered carver. £35 – VGC Panasonic Telephone Fax Machine with user’s guide. VGC. £9.50 ONO. West Parley, 01202 580004 Full set of golf clubs and hippo bag with head cover. Mixed woods. 3 SW Reciency irons plus putter and ideal for beginners. £30. Navman F40 Sat Nav UK. Maps with mount and power lead. Fully working with speed camera option only £35 ONO. Wimborne,01202 848686

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Dorset County Council have launched TravelDorset, an online tool helping you find out everything you need to know about getting from A to B, whether it’s by road, bus, train, bike or on foot. Available at www.dorsetforyou.com/traveldorset, with live travel alerts, you can see where there are issues on the roads which might affect your route. You can also find out when your next bus is due, look at train times and access interactive cycle maps to plan two-wheeled travel.
The information can be read on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets so you can access it wherever you are.

 Cllr Hilary Cox, Cabinet member for environment, said: “Being able to access good, up-to-date travel information is crucial for everyone and we want to make that as easy as possible. “I’m sure the live travel updates about what’s happening on our roads will be very popular. One of the main roles of the site is to promote sustainable transport and encourage people to either walk, take a bus or cycle to their destination.”

 You can also follow @TravelDorset on Twitter to receive the latest updates. 

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Metal frame double bed with mattress. Excellent condition. Selling for space. £30. Ringwood, 01425 4799 642

Two kids bikes. Girls 16” wheel and 12” wheel Thomas Tank with stabilisers. VGC. £20 each. West Moors, 01202 895012

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3/13/0525/NMC Non-material minor amendment to 3/12/0094/HOU to replace a glazed door with a window in west elevation of the ground floor extension; form new door in south elevation at 16 Dewlands Road, Verwood, Dorset, BH31 6PL 3/13/0475 Non material minor amendment to the detailing of the advertising sign and provide external illumination at The Verwood Hub, Brock Way. Verwood, Dorset, BH31 6WW 3/13/0405/CLP Single storey detached out building at Mount Pleasant, Sandy Lane, Verwood, Dorset, BH31 6BZ 31/13/0381/HOU First floor extension over existing garage at 61 Meadow Way, Verwood, Dorset, BH31 6HG 3/13/0357/HOU Proposed first floor extension plus rear ground floor extension at 10 Hazelwood Drive, Verwood, Dorset, BH31 6YQ 3/13/0320/HOU Single storey rear extension at 31, The Chase, Verwood, Dorset, BH21 7DD 3/13/0276/HOU Rear extension to include balcony at 25 St Stephens Lane, Verwood, Dorset, BH31 7BQ 3/13/0218/HOU Ground and first floor extensions to form accommodation at first floor. Insertion of Dormer Windows. Demolish garage and erect new garage (revised scheme) at 135 Manor Road, Verwood, Dorset, BH31 6DX

3/13/0377/HOU Single storey extention to form family room, study and utility/wc (demolish existing conservatories) at 14 Churchill Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2AU 3/13/0363/HOU Extension to first floor and roof (formation of additional bedroom) (revised scheme) at 29 Avenue Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1BS 3/13/0305/COU Change of use from A1 (shop) to A2 (office) at 20 Eastbrook Row, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1HN 3/13/0297/HOU Single storey front extension (demolish existing front and rear extension), new rooflights to front and rear at 15 Station Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1RG 3/12/0082/FUL Temporary porta-cabin for office (50 staff) and car park (23 spaces) at land to the South West of 19 Parmiter Way at Old BOD site, Brooke Road, Wimborne, BH21 2BJ 3/12/0904/LBC Change of use from public house to letting accommodation. Demolish freestanding, single storey garage building and rebuild habitable, single storey building. Open bricked up door to form new window. Replace 2no. external doors. Strip out internal partioning and form new rooms. As amended by plans rec’d 15/02/13 at The Albion Hotel, 19 High Street, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1HR

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Ask the

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Nolan Irving of Irving & Sons Q. I am about to put my house on the market. What should I do to make its look its best in the property photographs? A. Even if you don’t go for the more exotic options like video clips or virtual tours, buyers these days expect to see a whole array of photographs, illustrating just about every conceivable aspect of a property. But quantity isn’t everything. If the pictures are badly composed, ill-lit, or just plain uninspiring, a lot of buyers will simply switch off and move to the next property. Of course, from the purely technical point of view, you should be able to rely on your estate agent to take pictures that will show your home to its best advantage. However, you can’t expect them to do all the preparatory work. That’s your job – and we’ve all seen examples of what homes can look like when a camera is pointed at them, if those preparations aren’t made! The key is tidiness. So… Outside, make sure the garden looks well tended and clear of anything unsightly, like a rubbish bin. If there is off-road parking directly in front of the property, keep it free of vehicles for the duration of the ‘shoot.’ In reception rooms, make sure cushions are plumped up; dining tables either laid for a formal meal or completely clear; children’s toys or discarded magazines tidied away, etc. Where possible, remove surplus pieces of furniture, ornaments or over-exuberant houseplants, in order to help create a feeling of more space. As far as possible, try to ensure that your kitchen looks as pristine as it did the day it was installed – apart perhaps from an artfully-arranged bowl of fruit. Make sure all beds are properly made and no discarded shoes or other

Ensure your kitchen looks pristine

items of clothing are lying around. Fold bathroom towels neatly on their rails and remove any unsightly collections of shampoo bottles, etc. Loo seats should always be down! Check that all the lights work. They may be needed, since it is sometimes better to photograph a room with the lights on, in order to give a more even illumination and to avoid too great a contrast between light and shade. And finally, check out the quality of the agent’s photos on similar homes that they are marketing; even the most beautiful and photogenic homes have bad photos because the agent does not have the appropriate photographic training. So, my advice is simple: ensure your home is presented appropriately and choose an agent that takes good photos! After-all, potential buyers looking on the internet could make their viewing decisions based on what they see, so ensure your home is looking its best.

Selling or renting? Contact Irving and Sons Estate Agents 01202 823333

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Help to Buy EXPLAINED BY The Chancellor announced the Government’s latest affordable home purchase scheme – Help to Buy – in April. This equity loan scheme makes new build homes available to purchasers (not just first-time buyers) struggling to buy.

Upon completion, the equity loan would be repaid by way of a share of the proceeds. If the value of the property has increased by the time of sale, you and Government will share in this increase. If the value of the property has gone down, the Government will only share the sale proceeds left over once the mortgage has been repaid.  

How does it work?

For more information

Available throughout England, Help to Buy provides an equity loan of up to 20% of the purchase price of a new build property, funded by the Government through the Homes & Communities Agency. The purchaser is required to raise the other 80% by obtaining a mortgage and providing a small deposit. The maximum purchase price is £600,000 and buyers must take out a first charge repayment mortgage with a qualifying lender. Lenders may apply their own maximum loan limit.  

Who is eligible?

Help to Buy is available to all buyers seeking a new build home in England, but relies on the mortgage being a conventional repayment mortgage interest-only mortgages are not permitted.

What about selling?

If you purchase a property via the Help to Buy scheme and later need to sell it, to relocate or upsize, the home can be sold on the open market.

Visit the Homes & Communities Agency website (http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk) for further details about the scheme and the Help to Buy website (http://www.helptobuy.org.uk).  If you’re a teacher or if you’re a Dorset resident, Wimborne-based Teachers Building Society supports the Help to Buy scheme. Call their mortgage team on 0800 378 669 - quoting ‘Viewpoint Magazine’ – to discuss your circumstances and assess affordability. Teacher’s Bulding Society can also point you in the direction of your regional Homebuy Agent to find out more about the specific properties available in the local area.
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Spacious modern living at Lake Road Verwood

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ew to the market through Iseards Estate Agents of Verwood, is this immaculately presented, refurbished and extended detached chalet residence. The property is situated in a desirable and much sought after non-estate location with a good sized westerly facing garden to the rear.

This spacious chalet residence has been improved in recent years by the current owners and offers scope for further extension. The flexible accommodation comprises a stunning entrance hall with galleried landing, superbly fitted kitchen/ breakfast room with Amtico flooring, a utility room and cloakroom. There is a sitting room/dining room enjoying front aspect views and a family room/playroom. Also on the ground floor are two bedrooms, a luxurious shower room and a study, which is currently being used as a gym. From the entrance hall, stairs rise to the first floor with an attractive galleried landing, giving access to two further bedrooms, including the air conditioned master bedroom with a range of walk in wardrobes and an en suite bathroom with a whirlpool corner bath and a large glass shower cubicle. The in/out driveway provides ample off road parking and there is an integral double garage with electrically operated door and courtesy lighting. An internal viewing is strongly recommended and further details can be obtained from the Sole Agents Iseards on 01202 822536

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