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Welcome W Dear Readers, hen Keats felt moved to write the first line of his famous ‘Ode to Autumn’ poem (“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”) it must have been very similar to this year’s. The weathermen are suggesting a “fools gold” season which sound very promising! Our cover photo was taken early one November morning last year whilst out on an early morning bike ride with the low sun just appearing through the Forest mist and trees. Like many of you no doubt, we have been out foraging in the hedgerows for blackberries which are much in evidence this year and so delicious in a crumble. Ours were picked whilst marvelling at the annual Bisterne Scarecrow Festival - see pages 24 & 25 for pics of all of them. Blashford Lakes also has a

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October / November 2013

Contents “Going for Gold” walk on 19th November so see if you can spot an amazing 50 different species on your visit. See page 10. It’s probably a lot easier than you think! This issue also sees the last of our hedgehog articles with a final H-S of do’s and don’ts since they now hibernate from November till mid March. We hope it was useful. Halloween is creeping up too! We have a review of some scary books on page 8 and a recipe for a warming chilli chicken stew for all those ghostly gatherings and bonfire parties - page 18 Remember - in future when you need a job done or want to treat yourself AND help local businesses, look in here first in the ‘Local Business Directory’ and save yourself time, fuel and most importantly at the moment - money!

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Business features Local Dorset Hospitals Greenspace UK

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Local events and features Community News 4,5,17,21,32 Spotlight on: Ringwood Art Society Exhibition 4 Now & Then: Gravel Lane, Ringwood 6 The Blashford Bulletin 10 Viewed From My Window: rescued cat stories by Local Author, Patricia Oliver 14 Clubs & Societies 20,21 Bisterne Scarecrow Festival 2013 24 What’s On Locally 26,28 Ringwood School News 29 Portrait of a Dorset Artist: Annie Taylor 40

Feature articles Book Reviews: Nothing To Be Afraid Of Mike’s Motors: Mondeo - King of the Pack Recipe: Chilli Chicken Stew Beauty: Quick and Easy beauty fixes Helpful Hints for Hedgehogs Travel: Italy’s Ligurian Coast

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Information Advertising Local Theatres, Concerts & the Arts Useful Local Information Useful Telephone Numbers Local Business Directory

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Puzzles Mini Cryptic Crossword Hidato Pictograms Movie Killers Quiz Word Ladder Puzzle Solutions

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Ringwood Art Society Exhibition

his year our Summer Exhibition held at ‘Greyfriars’in Ringwood, was deemed a great success, with over 200 guests and members at our preview evening with 15 paintings being sold on the night, an excellent start to the exhibition. On the preview evening, the Mayor of Ringwood, Cllr. Steve Rippon-Swaine kindly opened proceedings, where invited guests and members could partake in some wine and browse 412 exhibits on display, which included pottery. As the evening progressed the Mayor awarded trophies to the artists with the most innovative and artistic skills, as judged this year by Linda Patterson, BA Hons, Dip E Hum, SBA, AFP.

and runner up was:

‘Nurture’ by Ann Squire

The ‘Jan Murray’ trophy for best oil painting, and the ‘Foster Wells’ trophy for best in show and overall winning painting judged by Linda Patterson, was: ‘River at sunrise’ by Virginia Whiting

‘Pre-match pep talk’ by Colin Richins

The Mayor also awarded the ‘Ann Rose’ trophy for the ‘Best In Show’ painting, voted by members and guests at the preview, this was: ‘Pre-Match Pep Talk’ by Colin Richins,

All the winners are pictured below proudly displaying their Trophies and Awards.

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National Recognition continues with Green Flag Award


oors Valley Country Park and Forest has received the prestigious Green Flag Award for the third year in a row. The Green Flag scheme is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales. Awarded by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, it provides the most widely accepted measure of quality relating to the management, operation and improvement of freely accessible public parks and green space. Clare Gronow, Countryside Manager, said, “It’s particularly gratifying to receive this Award as Moors Valley celebrates its 25th anniversary. Receiving the Green Flag is national recognition for the hard work and dedication of the Rangers, support staff, volunteers and business con-

cessionaires whose collective efforts create the Moors Valley experience. The Park has grown enormously since its early days. It is now the third most visited Country Park in the country; the Rangers literally run hundreds of events every year and we welcomed over 800,000 visitors in 2012. Despite these huge numbers Moors Valley is still big enough for our visitors to find quiet places to relax and recharge your batteries and provide a safe haven for wildlife. As our logo proudly indicates, we are one of the top places in the country to see dragonflies!” More information about the full range of activities and events at Moors Valley Country Park, near Ringwood can be found at: or call the Rangers on: 01425 470721.

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NOW and THEN Gravel Lane, Ringwood


Early 20th Century

ravel Lane was once also known as The Drove or Love Lane, according to Dr Little, a well-known doctor and local historian. In past centuries it was part of the drove way for driving animals from the New Forest into Ringwood. Drovers and their animals would continue over the diagonal path across the Furlong (now the main car park), down the narrow part of Meeting House Lane into the Market Place, especially on Market Day. When the new A31 bypass was built in the 1970s, Gravel Lane was cut into two parts joined by a subway. The early 20th century photo shows the part of Gravel Lane nearest to the town, which is still recognisable today. This part remains

an attractive path retaining much of its past rural appearance. On the right of the old photograph are the grounds of the Manor House. In the early1960s neo-Georgian style houses were built here fronting onto Gravel Lane; this part is now renamed Linden Gardens. On the left of the old photograph is the fence of the gardens of the Elms, a large house which was demolished when the new roundabout and Mansfield Road were constructed in the 1970s. The remaining piece of this ground is now Dr Little’s Gardens. Note that the traditional lamppost has been replaced by a modern one of far less attractive design, although it is hidden by trees during the summer months. September 2013

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Nothing To Be Afraid Of If you don’t open your door to trickor-treaters, try opening up a book with a terrifying plot-line. There are plenty of great novels and short stories to start your knees knocking and teeth chattering for this time of year…

The Shining

Stephen King For Jack Torrance, taking a new job as caretaker at the remote Overlook Hotel is far from the fresh start he’s hoping for. Off-season at a deserted hotel means a playground for madness, leaving Jack and his unsuspecting family isolated and in danger. Five year old Danny Torrance is the only one who can sense the horrors to come. He’s gifted with ‘the shining’, a sort of sixth-sense for the sinister and the threatening. As the snow begins to fall, the curtain of madness descends.

The Day of the Triffids

John Wyndham Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the garden… If you’ve ever hated that ‘morning after the night before’ feeling then Bill Masen is having the day from hell. He misses a major meteorite shower because his eyes have b e e n bandaged, but the next morning is far from a sight for sore eyes. He wakes to find everyone else has b e e n blinded and the world h a s

become a post-apocalyptic nightmare. Written in a time rife with Cold War paranoia, Wyndham’s vision of biowarfare has made this a science fiction classic.

The Enemy

Charlie Higson Your teenagers will either love this book, or it’ll terrify the pants off them. In a postapocalyptic London, all adults have been infected with a sickness, effectively rendering them zombies. They’re hungry and crazed and are running amuck in the capital, leaving everyone under fourteen who have survived the zombie virus to either find a place to hide, or come up with a plan to defeat them. It’s the first in an absolutely cracking series. Just don’t make it your bedtime reading.

The Best Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allen Poe The master of gothic horror, Poe doesn’t fail to send a chill down even the most rigid of spines. He has perfected the art of the psychological thriller with his tales of lunatics, ghosts and murderers all riddled with the human characteristics of jealousy, deviousness, lust for revenge and sometimes just pure hatred. Whether it’s the ‘da-dum, da-dum’ of ‘The TellTale Heart’ or the haunting refrain of ‘The Raven’, his tales of terror will crawl inside your head, make a little nest, and

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George Orwell. ‘Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past’. Winston Smith works in the Record Department at the Ministry of Truth and is beavering away rewriting history to manipulate the present and future. Under the watchful eye of Big Brother, Winston secretly plots to overthrow the totalitarian regime. He’s going to need an ally and he thinks he’s found it in the form of new love, fellow-worker Julia. One of the most influential books ever written, Orwell’s dystopian vision has spawned many an imitator and many a reality TV show. Oh, the irony.

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T he Blashford Bulletin Things to look out for in the coming months at the Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve, Ibsley.

Sunset over Ivy Lakes


t’s autumn and many of unusual birds to see so up our migrants are passing close. Lesser redpoll and sisthrough as they fly further kin numbers will be building north for the winter with some choosing to stay with Siskin us for the season at Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve. It is at this time of year that we challenge our visitors to see if they can find 50 different species of bird on their visit to the reserve on our ‘Going for gold’ guided walk on 19th November (booking essential). The lakes are filling up with a huge variety of waterfowl including coot, tufted duck, gadwall, wigeon, pochard, s h o v e ler, teal, goosander, as we move towards winter, goldeneye watch out for them feeding in and pintail. flocks at the tops of the alder Those with trees. They will move down to sharp eyes the feeders at the hide as this also need seed supply diminishes. Of course autumn is also a Gadwall feeding to keep a look out in good time of year for foraging the reed for ourselves for seeds, berbeds to spot the first return- ries and fruits. Remember to ing bittern to the reserve. Ivy take only what you need and North Hide is often a good leave some for the animals look out spot for these elusive too! Our ‘Wild Days Out’ children’s holiday activity birds. days in half term will Over at be celebrating authe woodland hide the bird tumn’s natural harvest feeders attract as we foray for fungus, vast numbers search for seeds and of birds, some leap through the leaf of which you litter! ‘Wild Days Out’ may be faare run in partnership miliar with in with the NFDC and your gardens provide an opportuniat home, othty for children to play, Redpoll ers are more explore, discover and Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust Protecting wildlife. Inspiring people.

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Viewed From My W indow A small selection of short stories written by Patricia Oliver from Horton near Wimborne, describing the ups and downs of caring for feral cats over the years with photos by J Santana-Martin.



e caught the feral cat we now call Jasper so that he could be neutered as part of our campaign to neuter all feral cats who came to us for food and shelter. We had become increasingly concerned about his facial features as it would appear that his jaw was not quite right, it seem to tilt to one side and a canine tooth extended sideways from his mouth rather than in an upright position, his nose was scarred as well. We thought he may have been in a road accident. He was eating well although he was still very thin. The Vet confirmed that at some time he had sustained a broken jaw, as well as a broken hip and his canine tooth position was as a result of his injuries and could not be rectified by surgery without doing further damage to his jaw. We just hoped that at the time of his injury he was being looked after by someone and had not had to fend for himself. He has chosen to stay Everyone needs a friend. Jasper and his friend Mr Tom

with us and we shall care for him and provide him with all he needs. I was so pleased when Jasper found a friend in Mr Tom as they both seemed so lonely and yet too timid for us to cuddle them, and they soon became inseparable, taking walks together and sleeping cuddled up together, whether it be in a box, a plant pot or on the bench enjoying the sunshine. After his neutering, which involved extended

Poor Jasper

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ord has a much-delayed new Mondeo on the stocks for release in the UK during 2014. It is assumed the delay is to enable the new car to be yet again top dog in the large-barge class – on past performance we know Ford are likely to achieve it. Their job is paradoxically made all the more difficult as they have to achieve a significant advance over the current Mondeo which continues to be leader of the pack after 7 years, leaving cars such as the excellent new Peugeot 508, the Passat, Insignia and Avensis looking wanting.

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t their September meeting, officers and members of the Ringwood and Fordingbridge Club for the Blind were pleased to receive a generous boost to their funds. Members of Somerley Park Golf Club, situated on the Somerley Estate just outside Ringwood, voted to donate the proceeds of their Charity Day activities to the worthy group which helps so many people who are visually impaired.

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Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large, deep flameproof casserole and fry the onion and garlic for 5 minutes until softened and golden. Add the chilli pepper (if using) and chicken pieces and cook over a medium heat, stirring all the time, until the chicken pieces are lightly browned all over, adding a little extra oil if needed. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato puree, oregano and 200ml water and bring to the boil. Season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper then reduce the heat, partially cover and simmer for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the kidney beans and diced peppers to the casserole and simmer, uncovered, for a further 20-25 mins until the peppers are tender and some of the liquid has reduced. Serve in mugs or bowls with chunks of warm crusty bread.

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Fordingbridge & District Branch No. 1321. Meet every 4th Thursday in FELLOWSHIP meet 2nd Tuesday of the month at Braeside Hall the Month at Scout Hall, Fordingbridge 7.30pm. Open to all ex RAF & Braeside Road St. Leonards, for friendship, talks & outings. friends. Contact: Bob Moffat 01425 654434/Gwen Sturges 01425 654610 New members welcome. Contact Deirdre Binks 01425 472940. Meet at Greyfriars Wednesday pm for Rubber Bridge (1.30pm) and Friday eves for Duplicate Bridge (6.45pm). New members & visitors welcome. Sue 01425 478920 or Ray 01425 477335


Meet at Greyfriars on 3rd Monday each month at 7pm. Minibus available for Ringwood area. New members & Visitors welcome - no need to have served in Armed Forces. Contact Jane Mansi 01202 572183 or Jean Webley 01425 489085


Pub nights, Parent toddler groups, Children’s language club Contact: Cassandra 01425 479101


Full programme of Leagues’ Bowls for both Ladies & Gents in the New Forest & B’mouth & District Leagues. Stuckton Road, Fordingbridge. Contact: Mr D C Jones 01425 657627


Meet every first Wednesday of the month at The Ship Inn, High Street, Fordingbridge at 8pm ish .


Meet 3rd Monday each month at 7pm at Radnor Hall, Bodenham. New members & visitors very welcome. £5 inc refreshments. Info: Pat Jones 01258 452510 Doreen Simkins 01425 652085


Duplicate Bridge played on Tuesday evenings 6.45 to 10pm at All Saints Church Hall, St Leonards. New members and visitors welcome. Mrs Marion Paris 01425 478241 or Jim Jackson 01425 461661


Last Monday of the month (not July & Aug) at The West Room,Avonway Community Centre, Shaftesbury St., Fordingbridge 7.30pm. Contact: David Melbourne 01425 655235 or visit


Braeside Road St Leonards. A bowling club for ALL - participating in the Leagues, Friendlies & Internal competitions. Club sessions Mon & Fri afternoons. Beginners and established players welcome Secretary David Brooks 01425 478862


Meet at Greyfriars Community Centre on the last Thursday of the month at 2.00pm for 2.15pm. New members and visitors welcome. Contact Jenny Davies 07885 876 980


New group exploring and celebrating matters of spirituality, faith and conscience, asking you not telling you your faith. or 07899 730181


2nd Tues of each month, 7:30pm at Greyfriars. Interesting talks & colourful displays. Newcomers made very welcome. Colin Mount 01425 474310 Jo Knott 01425 478214

BOURNEMOUTH PHILHARMONIC SOC. ORCHESTRA This full symphony orchestra rehearses 7.30 pm Wednesdays at St Peter’s Senior Catholic School, St Catherine’s Rd, Southbourne. Contact conductor Sam Newgarth 01258 473073.


Practice evening, each Friday at 8pm - 10pm. Ebenezer Hall, Greyfriars, Ringwood. NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Mrs. Christine Harris: 07742 636662

Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings in term time from 7.30pmRINGWOOD & FORDINGBRIDGE LIONS CLUB 9pm in the URC, Salisbury Street. New singers welcome. Meet on the 2nd Thursday each month at 7.45 for 8pm Contact our Secretary on: 01425 654372 at The Elm Tree pub, Hightown Road, Ringwood. Contact Lion Martin Riseam at: – LONGWATER TAI CHI 01425 472181 Monday classes in Avonway Community Centre, Shaftsbury Street, Fordingbridge.Tai Chi “Health for Life” Drop-in 11am - 12.15pm FORDINGBRIDGE FLOWER CLUB Contact: Patrick Foley or Jane Launchbury 01725 514546 Meet on the 1st Monday each month, except January & August, at St Mary’s Church Hall, Fordingbridge at 7.30pm.Visitors always welcome. BISTERNE VILLAGE HALL FOR HIRE charity no. 301747 Further details from the Secretary on 01425 655493 Refurbished and available for hire for private parties, Clubs, Meetings, THE FORDINGBRIDGE SOCIETY Organised functions. Entertainment Licence for 100 people. Join us and discover how to enjoy learning about the town & making Hire charges are from £5 per hour. Call: 01425 476703 friends at the same time. £6 per couple per year. Contact Sara Winteridge, Coach House, SP6 1JT. 01425-654426 HEATHERLANDS SHORT MAT BOWLS CLUB We bowl from 7.30pm to 10 pm every Wed & Sun at St. Leonards & St. CERCLE AMICAL DE RINGWOOD Ives Village Hall, Braeside Road. A gentle sport suitable for ladies as Meet at Anne Rose Hall, Greyfriars Community Centre well as men. Ring George on 01425-489833 / 07831224945 2nd Friday each month at 7.45pm. Contact: Secretary 01202 397440 RINGWOOD ANTIQUES CLUB Greyfriars Community Centre, 4th Wednesday of the month FORDINGBRIDGE & DISTRICT U3A at 7.00pm for 7.30pm. New members & visitors welcome Every 3rd Wednesday 2-4pm Fordingbridge Town Hall. Membership and programme details 01425 471348 Members also join activity groups according to interest. Info at fordingbridge , TRADITIONAL AIKIDO CLUB Hyde, Fordingbridge Info packs in Fordingbridge library, or come to a meeting (£2 guest) Thursday 8 - 10.30pm, Sat 9-1pm. Also Salisbury Tues eve - Sun am. Physical and spiritual development. Self defence and weapons training. Peter Woollett (memb. Sec) 01425 655490 20 yrs exp. 4th dan Qualified instructor. All ages. RINGWOOD & FORDINGBRIDGE TALKING NEWS Contact John 01425 655194 Supplies audio transcripts of local newspapers and non-political and non-sectarian magazines free to sight impaired people. ANGLO ITALIAN SOCIETY Welcomes donations & help to read & edit. Meet at Greyfriars Community Centre on 1st Monday evening of the Contact: Peter Ansell 01425 475886 month for illustrated talks IN ENGLISH on a variety of Italian topics. Contact : Hazel on 01425 476091


Meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month at St Mary’s Church Hall, Fordingbridge. 2-4.30pm. Novices & experts welcome. Pam 01425 652103, Maureen 01425 657334, Valerie 01425 656052


We meet at 6.30pm/7pm on Tuesdays every week at Avonway. We like to make a difference to the lives of others. For information on joining us call: Colin Ritchie on 01425 655877

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We care for the needs of those who are infirm, young or old, & without transport. Our volunteers will drive you to medical appointments, shopping & much more. Call Sandleheath & Fordingbridge 08458385902 Godshill 01425 654283 or for information - 01425 652527




Come and join our French Coffee Mornings every Tuesday 10am-11am at Trinity Church Centre, Ringwood. All abilities welcome, conversation group, no exams. No membership required. Alain Jourdan, 01202 423318 or


Newborns up to 3yrs welcome + parents. Thursdays 3—4.30pm At The Victoria Rooms FORDINGBRIDGE £1 incl fresh coffee/tea & homemade cake. New Life Community Church welcome you 07909 711 886

Traditional and contemporary folk dances from around the world. No partners needed. Meeting on 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays of each month from 7:30 – 9:45 in Edmondsham Village Hall. Pay as you go. Contact Kirsteen McCormick on 01725 517807.



Our friendly club meets from 7 to 10pm on Tuesdays every week at Avonway Community Centre, 36 Shaftesbury St, Fordingbridge. 1st & 3rd weeks: Rubber. 2nd & 4th weeks: Duplicate For details call Sue Hughes 01425 657795


We promote the art of Fly Dressing/Tying. Wednesday evenings at 7pm - 9:30pm at Poulner Junior School, North Poulner Road, Ringwood, BH24 3LA. New members always welcome Secretary Peter Wildash: 07587000223,


Meet each Monday 10-11.30am at St Mary’s Church, Fordingbridge. Come along to one of our friendly practice sessions. Ability to read music helps but not necessity. 01425 652103 or 01425 652769

Over 65 talks, functions, outings and special events held throughout the year in Verwood, West Moors and Ferndown. Contact Membership Secretary: Janet Matthews 01202 855001





Forest School club for children from 4-8 years of age at Edmondsham Forest School, between Verwood and Cranborne. Woodland walks, camp fires, nature crafts etc. Contact Kirsteen McCormick on 01725 517807

We are looking for some new volunteers, if you enjoy meeting new people, would like a new hobby then please join us. No experience of sailing necessary, just a willingness to help people, training given. Rory Morrison, 01425 478460,

Meet on the last Thursday of each month with a variety of speakers at We raise money to provide extras & equipment for the benefit of Ibsley Village Hall 7.30pm. Plant Sale May 11th 2-4pm. patients & staff at our community hospital.We welcome new members Annual Show 31st August. Contact Bren or Terry 01425 653834 and helpers at our two main annual fundraising events and volunteers to join the team serving morning coffee to patients. Contact: RINGWOOD COMMUNITY CHOIR, “SING FOR JOY” Lynette Stanford, 01425 657650 Mixed choir, singing harmony songs from around the world-African, gospel, Taize, folk etc. No auditions, beginners as well as experienced THE BRACKEN CO. OF ARCHERS. singers age 10 upwards. Meet at Greyfriars Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:30. We are found on the grounds of Cranborne Middle School in E Dorset. Pay as you go. Contact Kirsteen McCormick 01725 517807. We shoot on Sunday am, Tuesday & Thursday eve’s in the summer. In the winter, we also shoot indoors.


Visually impaired people meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday afternoon each month at Greyfriars Activities Centre, Ringwood Contact Kate Henderson 01425 476568 / Mary Peach 01425 470008



Meet at Avonway Community Centre at 7.30 pm alternate Wednesdays for a mixture of talks by top photographers and members’ shows constructively judged by experienced professionals. 01725 518448


We are a small, friendly group meeting twice a month in Fordingbridge. On your first visit we will provide all the materials and tools for you to make a small sample piece to take home with you. Contact: Helen Cox 0789 0740 333

Outdoor and indoor activities: braais, boat cruise, walks, barn dance, darts, South African dinners. Camaraderie! fun! Contact Phillipa 01202-740265


At Godshill Village Hall, final Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm for musicians, any ability, who want to learn jazz. £4 per session, inc tea & biscuits. Derek Ayling, 01425 650770 or

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month (except July & August) at 11am in St Francis Church Hall, Beatrice Road, Salisbury, SP1 3PN. Contact 01722 780683 Visitors welcome Entrance £5.00 WMore overleaf




The Hideaway, Moorlands Road, Verwood, BH31 7PD on 3rd Thursday of the month. Good Food & Bar. Gigs from 8-11pm. (Doors open from 7pm). No membership required. Contact Geoff 07798 721405

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imborne and Ferndown Lions Club have given £1000 to Beaucroft Special School in Wimborne to help towards the provision of specialist outdoor play equipment.

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Brighten up your smile by adding a little baking soda to your toothpaste. It’s a really effective way of removing surface stains which are caused by tooth discoloring food and drinks. Make your teeth appear whiter by choosing a lipstick in a flattering shade: Bold rich reds and berry colours help your teeth appear several shades lighter, and pink or red hues with a blue undertone immediately make your pearly whites stand out because the blue undertones counteract yellow stained enamel. Orange and yellowy toned reds or coral shades have the opposite effect as they will actually make your teeth appear more stained and enhance their yellow hue. If reds or pinks aren’t your thing, then try a subtle lip shade in a shimmering, glossy neutral colour which disguise greying enamel.

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ou may have spotted us cycling around the highways and byways of Bisterne this year early on the Sunday morning after judging in our hi-vis cycling gear taking snaps of all the Festival entries - and no, we weren’t part of the display as one cheeky resident suggested! In fact we were almost too early and caught TheTyrells Ford Family still hastily erecting their witty tableaux - but it was all well worth the effort for them, with a well deserved 3rd prize! And I think our favourites and obviously the judges’ were the topical George and the Dragon (with a nod towards the mythical Bisterne Dragon?) and of course the Scarecrow Summer Fete which was an event all by itself! All proceeds went towards Bisterne Village Hall. SINGLE SCARECROW 3rd. REDUNDANT - Betty Light

SINGLE SCARECROW 1st. GRUFFALO - Julia and Rupert Brewer, Sarah and Dave Melbourne

SINGLE SCARECROW 2nd. GOLDILOCKS - Gayle, Matilda and Rowan Hewlett


PAIR OF SCARECROWS 1st. GEORGE AND THE DRAGON - 3rd Ringwood Scouts (Angela Cork)


GROUP OF SCARECROWS 3rd. SO WHERE’S THE PICNIC? - Eileen and Richard Gowen PAIR OF SCARECROWS 3rd. TOUR”DEUX” FRANCE - The Tyrrells Ford Family



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Wimborne and Ferndown Lions Club present A Quiz evening Blashford Buggies! Join us for a buggy walk around Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve. Get outside, get fit and discover the wonderful wildlife living on your doorstep! The site is dog free with buggy friendly paths. We meet on alternative Friday mornings.

Fri 4 Oct


Avon Valley Concerts presents The Royal String Quartet

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Concert with The Ringwood & Burley Band. "A Night at the Movies" Forest School Club - Mornings spent in the woods for children from 5-9 years of age. Nature crafts, walks, den building, campfire cooking etc. £60 for 6 weeks


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Local Entertainment Centres Barrington centre Ferndown. Contact For more information please contact Michelle on 01425 472760 or Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ United Reformed Church, F'bridge. Tickets at Greyfriars 01425 472613 or online at The Barrington Centre*, Ferndown.

Edmondsham Forest School, Edmondsham, BH21 5RE (between Verwood and Cranborne). Kirsteen McCormick 01725 517807 book please contact Michelle on Wildlife Tots: Going on a Bear Hunt! Explore Blash- To 472760 or Blashford10.30am-12pm & ford Lakes using all of your senses! Wildlife Tots are 01425 Meet at the BlashMon 7 Oct 1pm -2.30pm for 2-4 year olds and their parents or carers. Sugford Lakes Education Centre, Ellinggested donation £3 per child. Booking Essential. ham Drove, BH24 3PJ Greyfriars, 44 Christchurch Road, Wed 9 Oct 7.30pm Film: Song For Marion(PG) £5 Ringwood BH24 1DW. 01425 472 613 To book please contact Michelle on The Night Watch Family night walk to listen out for 01425 472760 or BlashfordFri 11 Oct 7pm - 8.30pm bats and tawny owls and look for moths. Suggested Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, donation £3 per person. Booking Essential. Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ Orienteering Event (Local). A local orienteering event with courses suitable for all ages and all abilities. Hincheslea, New Forest Hampshire Sat 12 Oct 10am - 12.30pm Run round the course like a hare or walk around like BH25 5TZ. 07570 627716 a tortoise! Enjoy yourself in the lovely Hampshire countryside. Adults £7. Juniors £3 Ashley Walk Experimental Bombing Range. The 7.5 Godshill Cricket Pitch car park (grid mile walk will be supported by many contemporary Ref: SU181150) Hampshire SP6 2LN. Sun 13 Oct 10am - 4pm photos and documents recently made available from Ring 023 8028 6840 (Mon-Fri 8.30amthe National Archives. Cost: £10 per person (Min age 4pm) to book your space. 12 years). Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Fordingbridge Town Hall, 63 High Megson in concert. Husband and wife duo Stu and Street, Fordingbridge Hampshire SP6 Sun 13 Oct Debbie Hanna draw heavily on their Teesside heri1AS. Tickets from 07980374971 or tage to create a unique brand of folk music. £13. East Dorset NT Association - Talk by Richard OsThe Barrington Centre*, Ferndown. Wed 16 Oct 7pm for 7.30pm good 'Woollongong to Wallonia via Wiltshire Info from 01202 855001 01202 855001 The RINGWOOD Meeting House, Girls only Jazz Orchestra - GOJO Concert Tickets Thu 17 Oct 7.15 - 10.15 Ringwood, BH24 1EY - 01425 476324 £8.00 The Hideaway, 17 Moorlands Road, Verwood Trad Jazz Club presents -Golden Eagle Thu 17 Oct 8pm - 11pm. Jazz Band. Tickets, £8 on the door. Meals available Verwood BH31 7PD. Geoff 07798721405 or Derek 01202 820096. in the restaurant or jazz room. Hyde Memorial Hall, Frogham Hill Film: Song For Marion(PG) £5 Fri 18 Oct 7.30pm Fordingbridge SP6 2HY. 01425 650 315 Downton Memorial Hall, Downton, Sat 19 Oct 7.30pm Film: Song For Marion(PG) £5 Salisbury, SP5 3PD. 01725 510 035. Free Folk theatre show by Forest Forge Theatre Company. This exciting, imaginative production Ibsley Village Hall, BH24 3NL. Tue 22 Oct 7.30pm brings together five characters, each struggling to be free to fulfill their own desires in the atmospheric setting of the New Forest. 10am - 5pm (Wed Rockbourne Fair at Salisbury Racecourse. The annual shopping fair, “With Christmas in Mind”. Over 23 Oct) 10am Salisbury Racecourse, The Race 90 stands. Racecourse Restaurant. All proceeds (Thu 24 23 - 25 Oct 7.30pm from the Rockbourne Fair are donated to the Stars Plain, Netherhampton, Salisbury, SP2 Oct) 10am 8PN Appeal, Salisbury District Hospital’s charity. Free 3.30pmpm ( Fri 25 Parking. Entry Wed/Fri £5 Thu £5 (£3 after 4pm on Oct) Thursday). Children FREE Students (12+) £1.50 John Wright’s Fungi Walk. A fantastic opportunity to Oakley car park (Grid Ref: SU225046) - 12 noon or walk with TV's foraging expert John Wright and learn Hampshire BH24 4HP. Forestry ComThu 24 Oct 10am about amazing fungi in the ancient habitats of the 2pm - 4pm mission 023 8028 6840 (Mon-Fri New Forest. £20 per person (Min age 12 years). 8.30am-4pm) to book your space. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. The RINGWOOD Meeting House, RingFri 25 Oct 7pm - 10pm SPITDUST - a mixture of Folk and Rock ; Tickets £7.00 wood, BH24 1EY - 01425 476324 Sat 5, 12, 19 10am - 12.30pm Oct

Sat 26 Oct

Feed the Birds: family turn up event, making bird fat 10.30am - 12.30pm feeders. £2.50 per feeder. All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Nr Ringwood, BH24 2ET. 01425 470721

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Lorraine Tarrant Antiques have MOVED to a new shop just around the corner to: 3, The Stables, Strides Lane, Market Place, Ringwood.

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Ringwood Royal British Legion presents a concert by the Hampshire Police Band, in aid of 2013 Poppy Appeal, on Sat 26th Oct. 7.30pm, at Ringwood Parish Church.

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Local Entertainment Centres Ringwood Royal British Legion presents a concert Ringwood Parish Church. Earlybird by the Hampshire Police Band, in aid of 2013 Poppy Tickets from Meeting House, Grants Appeal. Tickets: £10 on the door or earlybird £9 Estate Agents in the Furlong & available Greyfriars or 01425 479214 ‘Guilty Pleasures Party Night’ hosted by DJ Del Sto- The Hub, Verwood* rey. £6 - includes some nibbles! East Dorset NT Association - Talk by Christopher West Moors Memorial Hall. Legrand on Vietnam and the Far East Info 01202 855001 Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society presents MiThe Hub, Verwood*. Tickets - Janette chael Wooldridge. Visitors £5, Members £3. 01202 822936 or Peter 01202 814976 Adventure in the Woods. Whole days or 1/2 days Edmondsham Forest School, Edspent in the woods, campfire cooking, walks and pic- mondsham, BH21 5RE (between Vernics, nature crafts etc. For ages 3-8. £25 per day (inc. wood and Cranborne). Kirsteen food) and £20 for siblings. McCormick 01725 517807 The Ringwood & Burley Band perform in 'BRASSED Ringwood School, Parsonage Barn OFF'. Presented by the Ringwood Musical & DraLane,Ringwood,BH24 1SE. matic Society (RMDS). Tickets £8 07597771701 Family Bird Watch. Discover birds together at this more information please contact family event. Drop in anytime and follow the quiz trail For on 01425 472760 or Blashbetween the hides where our experts will be on hand Michelle Trail starts at with binoculars and telescopes to point out dabbling the Blashford Education Cenducks, fab finches,terrific tits, wonderful woodpeck- tre, Ellingham Lakes Drove, BH24 3PJ ers and much, much more! High Designs Winter Craft Fair: Including silk paint- Godshill Village Hall, Woodgreen Rd, ing, scarves, cards, handbags, jewellery, dichroic Godshill, Hants. Sheena 01425 glass and woodworked items. All the crafts are 475327 handmade by a small group of local craftspeople. A Walk Through Time. Join us on a 4 mile walk Appleslade car park (Grid Ref: through time & enjoy the changing forest from Stone SU185093) BH24 3QT. Forestry ComAge to World War II. £5 Adult and £2 Child (Min age mission 023 8028 6840 (Mon-Fri 8 years). Booking is essential as spaces are limited. 8.30am-4pm) to book your space. Avon Valley Concerts presents Martin Roscoe,piano. The Trinity Centre, Christchurch To include Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Chopin Road, Ringwood BH24 1DH The Allendale, Hanham Road, WimWimborne and Ferndown Lions Club charity event - borne Minster, Dorset BH21 1AS. Ladies night Contact O’Hooley & Tidow in concert. The best act of Cam- Fordingbridge Town Hall, 63 High bridge Folk Festival (Guardian) £12. Tickets Street Fordingbridge SP6 1AS. 07980374971or Greyfriars, 44 Christchurch Road, Film: Summer In February (15) £5 Ringwood BH24 1DW. 01425 472 613 East Dorset NT Association - AGM followed by talk Barrington Centre, Ferndown. Info 01202 855001 by James Grasby, NT Curator for Wessex The RINGWOOD Meeting House, ALANI STRING QUARTET - and afternoon tea Ringwood, BH24 1EY - 01425 476324 Tickets £6.00 The Hideaway, 17 Moorlands Road, Verwood Trad Jazz Club presents -Chris Pearce’s Verwood BH31 7PD. Geoff Frenchmen Street Jazz Band. Tickets, £8 on the door. Meals available in the restaurant or jazz room. 07798721405 or Derek 01202 820096. East Dorset NT Association -Talk by Howard Nichols West Moors Memorial Hall. Info 01202 855001 on Chasing the Northern Lights The Hub, Verwood*. Tickets from Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society presents Dirkjan Janette 01202 822936 or Ranzijn. Visitors £5, Members £3. Peter 01202 814976 Crane Valley Ladies Section Annual Xmas Fayre. En- Crane Valley Golf Club. Verwood try 50p. Xmas Fun & Gifts for All the Family. Craft BH31 7LH. Contact Ladies Secretary Stalls. Competitions. Raffles. Club Bar Open for Re- Martina Tait - 01425 673678 freshments. In Aid of The Multiple Sclerosis Society. Christmas Craft Fair: Including silk painting, Woodgreen Village Hall, Hale Rd, scarves, cards, handbags, jewellery, dichroic glass Woodgreen, Fordingbridge, Hants. and woodworked items. All the crafts are handmade SP62AU. Sheena 01425 475327 by a small group of local craftspeople. The Furlong shopping centre, Christmas Food & Craft Market Ringwood, BH24 1AT To book please contact Michelle on Come in to Roost. Meet Blashford staff in the Tern 01425 472760 or BlashfordHide to watch a dusk spectacle as up to 20,000 gulls, Meet at the Tern 500 geese and 200 goosander come in to roost on Hide car park, Ellingham Drove, Ibsley Water. BH24 3PJ Start the festive season with The WELSH WIZARD - The RINGWOOD Meeting House, Byron Jones- playing the Wersi Scala and pipe Ringwood, BH24 1EY - 01425 476324 organ; Tickets £6.00 The Trinity Centre, Christchurch Avon Valley Concerts presents Claire Jones, harp Road, Ringwood BH24 1DH and Chris Marshall, percussion The Ringwood & Burley Band playing Carols in Ringwood town centre Ringwood, all day Verwood Hub Christmas Fair. Free entry to the The Hub, Verwood* Christmas Fair. £5 visit to Santa, includes a Christmas goody bag for your child

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News from Ringwood School Celebrating Excellent A Level Results Ringwood School is celebrating another year of excellent A Level examination results. Provisional results indicate that the year group achieved a 100% pass rate A*- E grades overall across over 30 different subject areas. 52% of all grades awarded were A*- B and over 25% achieved A* - A grades. When measured against the latest national benchmarks available Ringwood remains significantly above the national benchmarks for both high grades and pass grades at A Level. A 100% pass rate was achieved by students following BTEC courses. 30 distinction* / distinction results were awarded, accounting for 68% of all BTEC results in Sport and Production. 18 students achieved three or more grades at A*- A, the highest individual results being awarded to Jennifer Baldwin, Ben Karkera and Jack Pomeroy. Joe Hussey gained 3 A*/A grades and achieved full marks on both his English Literature and Geography papers. Not surprisingly therefore, the majority of our university applicants have already secured places at their preferred institutions. What makes

Jenny Baldwin, Joe Hussey and Charlotte Reid these results even more impressive is that 100% of the students who began a two year A Level programme in 2011 completed their studies in 2013, demonstrating outstanding retention and success. My congratulations go to all the students who have worked so hard over the past two years to achieve these excellent results. My thanks also go to the staff for their dedication and commitment in helping every student to achieve success and to our parents for their continuing support. Chris Edwards Headteacher

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Helpful hints for Hedgehogs H

elp-Hedgehog populations have declined by 50 % the last 25 years and could be extinct by the year 2050! Please take 5 minutes to make a difference to a hedgehog’s life to read and implement my tips.


ducate - Erinanceous Europaeus (hedgehog). They live in woodland, pasture, hedgerows, parks and gardens and breed in spring and autumn producing 4-5 babies. They can live for up to ten years but normally only 4 years in the wild. The hedgehog is a UK priority species meaning conservation measures are being put in place.


angers - Hedgehogs are declining due to loss of habitat & hedgerows, less rough field edges where hedgehogs forage, loss of suitable urban areas and an increase in the use of pesticides which kill the invertebrate which hedgehogs eat. Foxes and badgers also kill hedgehogs.


arden safety - All sport and garden netting should be off the ground, check before mowing, ponds need escape routes, please don’t use slug pellets or insecticides, use environmentally friendly products and allow access in and out of gardens with 5”x5” hole.


at - Beetles,earthworms, caterpillars. Feed hedgehogs cat food, wet or dry and put out a heavy bowl with water in, not milk especially in these autumn months and also through the winter. Food needs to be in an area away from predators and kept dry such as an upturned washing up bowl with an access hole of 5x5 inches.


ome - Create a leaf pile, log pile, un-mown garden areas - somewhere a hedgehog can make a warm nest and hide from predators. bserve - See a hedgehog in day light hours or injured? It’s poorly - catch it, place it on a wrapped up hot water bottle on a towel in a box. Then contact the British Hedgehog Preservation Society for further advice.


ood neighbours - Hedgehogs and humans can easily live side by side as long as the humans are careful about what they put in their garden and where they put it. Never use slug pellets! It can be very rewarding to see a hedgehog in your garden and they need your help!


aving lives - Please help save our British Hedgehogs. Recently I’ve had a hedgehog brought to me caught in garden netting, he has lost an eye and may lose a leg from where he was trapped and requires a lot of care. Please follow my guidelines above to help these wonderful creatures and make a difference. On behalf of all wildlife hedgehogs, Thank you for your time and effort in making a difference. or call Rachel Begley 07810 004 371 if you find a poorly hedgehog.

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Emma’s Dream!

“It must have been a couple of years ago I had this dream,” said Emma, “that if I could open a shop this would greatly benefit the independence of all the residents living here.” Emma Budd, the Occupational Therapist at Bickerley Green nursing home, Ringwood gave much thought to the project and even asked the local Rotary Club of Ringwood to provide funds for a mobile trolley, which they were pleased to do. However, time went by, and Emma lost no sight of her main objective, to have a proper shop! Finally after two years of negotiations with the powers that be she was allocated a special room on the ground floor which was painted up, fitted out with shelving and a coffee bar. Thanks


to the generosity of Sainsburys and Ringwood & District Older Peoples Welfare Association and others, the shelves soon became stocked up with many of the day to day items likely to be required by the residents. This now was no ordinary shop! With coffee tables in front of the shop window under a colourful canopy (not that one needed protection from the rain indoors!) and inside were artefacts from yesteryear, a reminder of the residents’ younger days. Bickerley Green now has a focus point for the residents to socialize. “I am so grateful”, continued Emma, “that organisations like Rotary helped us from the start and gave us the encouragement we needed”

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o doubt you have already seen plenty of pictures of the recent, very successful, Ellingham Show. But did you ever stop to think how it all comes together on the final day? Obviously all the main planning is done by a very competent organising committee, but on the day, the organisation needs the support of hundreds of volunteers. They need car park attendants, gate keepers, programme sellers, and many other officials. You will also have noticed the predominance of Rotary hi viz jackets controlling various aspects of the show. This is because the Rotarians have all volunteered to help out. Membership of Rotary is not what one can get out of Rotary, but more of what one can put into Rotary. As the proceeds from the Ellingham Show go towards local charities, Rotarians are delighted to be able to contribute their time to the cause. Some people imagine Rotary is a networking organisation, within which to do business. This is not true, chambers of commerce do this quite well already. Apart from international and vocational activities, Rotary is very much concerned

with the local community. Ringwood is a typical example of a community. We all live within our own communities, we all want to support our local community. It is the local community spirit that makes a community. Things don’t just happen. Someone, somewhere needs to put a head above a parapet and become a mover or shaker, a catalyst, a thinker. It is no good just sitting at home watching TV and saying nothing ever happens in my town! The Rotary Club of Ringwood has a number of new members, and has room for a few more, lady or gentlemen members. They meet regularly for a meal, meeting, or social event, are privileged to hear a number of really good speakers, and as our current President, Michael Lingam-Willgoss said at his inauguration “This year is going to be a fun year” If you feel you would like to know more about Rotary in your particular community then please contact Geoff Kynaston 01425 476 500 geoff@ who will arrange a guest visit for you.

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Solution page 38


Roundabout Coffee Time

Movie Killers Killers Fun Quiz - Movie 1 Jack Torrance 2 Michael Myers 3 John Doe 4 Max Cady 5 Jason Voorhees 6 Patrick Bateman

Word Ladder

Change one letter at a time (but not the position of any letter) to make a new word - and move from the word at the top of the ladder to the word at the bottom, using the exact number of rungs provided.


7 Leatherface 8 Damien Thorn 9 Buffalo Bill 10 Papa Jupiter

American Psycho

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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Solution page 38

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The alluring charms of Italy’s Ligurian Coast


erhaps less well known than the Amalfi coastline in Southern Italy, but of equally stunning scenery, is the Ligurian coastline situated in the North-West of the country and easily reached from Pisa or Genoa. The rugged landscape, with its cliffs and rocky promontories lashed by the waves, the umbrella pine trees and, palms and vineyards hugging the coast and the plethora of colourful old villages and opulent villas, dotted here and there, contribute to the breathtaking charm of this region. The area known as the CinqueTerre has become designated a National Park. It consists of five delightful villages, each with their own unique charm: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Some of

them are old fishing villages perched precariously on the cliffs with old pastel coloured houses tumbling down to the sea. High above the water, one can see the terraced landscape of vineyards and olive groves and how narrow

by Bobbie Dawson paths have been established to facilitate the farming of the area and to forge links with the neighbouring villages. Nowadays the CinqueTerre has become a tourist hotspot, popular with walkers, keen to hike from one village to the next. Needless to say, at the height of the tourist season these paths can become somewhat congested, but for the more serious intrepid walker, there are plenty of less frequented pathways that will take one high in to the hills, leading to quaint little hamlets, where time seems to have stood still and one can recover in the only cafe, frequented by the locals (which is more like someone’s tiny living room!). Although there is plenty of accommodation available in Cinque Terre, in my view it is better to stay in one of the little seaside towns adjoining the area. Levanto for example, is just a few stops away on the train and gives you a flavour of an authentic Italian seaside town, without hordes of tourists milling around. One can sit watching the locals promenading or having their ‘passeggiata’ and savour the local food - plenty of fish of course, ranging from octopus to the speciality of white anchovies. For the midday snack try the delightful bread, known as focaccia, seeping with olive oil and with all manner of different toppings and of course, no visit to Italy would be complete without a visit to the Gelateria to try out the myriad of different flavours of ice-cream, including basil!

A further highlight of a visit to Liguria has to be a trip to Portofino. Formerly a sleepy little fishing harbour consisting of attractive dwellings in hues of pinks and yellow. Set in a bay of classic scenic beauty, it became a haven for the the rich and famous ‘glitterati’, lured by its magnetic charms from the 30’s onwards. This

is still in evidence today, with opulent hotels, such as the Splendido in the hills overlooking the bay, with its own helicopter pad for the arrival of some of its guests. The continuing signs of wealth abound with the luxury yachts and gin palaces moored in the bay. Nowadays Portofino has opened its doors to mass tourism with regular ferry and bus services to the bay and it is also on many cruiseship itineraries. Despite this, it has succeeded in retaining its charm. At the end of a days visit, your return to one of the more modest seaside towns near CinqueTerre will be even more welcoming, after the frenetic pace of Portofino. Relaxing over a glass of wine and an evening meal watching the sunset - just perfect!

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Portrait of a Dorset Artist Shaftesbury based artist Annie Taylor has been a full time painter for the last eight years.


nnie started painting when she lived in America for three years. “I opened a studio and art gallery on the North Shore of Long Island with a local artist,” she recalls. “The studio enabled me to study and work alongside established professional painters.” On her return to the UK with her young daughter Beth, financial pressure forced her to put the brushes aside and she established a PR and event management company in London. Specialising in film, theatre and television she represented clients at the Cannes Film Festival for a number of years. International clients included Warner Bros, CNN, Thames TV, Central Television, S4C, TV-am, Hanna Barbera, Playboy and Jim Henson Productions Inc (The Muppets and the Fraggles). In 1990 she moved out of London, back to her roots in the west of England and started producing large outdoor festivals. Finally, when Beth went off to art school, the temptation to get back to painting was overwhelming. “In 2003 I took the decision to work at it full time,” says Annie. “I have now been working full time as a painter since 2005 and have exhibited in one woman and group shows in London and the South West of England.” She adds: “I have been passionate about the natural world since I was very small. My work is about that passion: not just the silence, the peace, the nurture for the spirit that the countryside can provide, but also its opposite face which can be harsh, threatening and wild. It is this sensuality in the natural environment that attracts me for which the very physical sensation of working with oil paint is perfect.” Annie is participating in A Sense of Place, part of the Dorset Visual Arts trail in October. Her work is also shown at Fisherton Mill, Salisbury and Courcoux & Courcoux, Stockbridge.

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Focus on Francis

Poole, the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospitals provide respected and highly regarded NHS care to hundreds of thousands of patients in East Dorset every year.

In national assessments and reports, these hospitals consistently perform at a high level against a range of key standards and quality indicators. Comprehensive surveys of patient views also paint a positive picture of how hospital care is viewed by those who receive it. Achieving these high standards requires a continued commitment to quality from the board of directors to the wards, and a sharp focus on providing truly patient-centred care. The tragic consequences of losing sight of these basic objectives were highlighted earlier this year in a damning report which examined the causes of substandard care provided by Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. The Francis Report, published in February, marked the culmination of a year-long public inquiry into the systemic failings at that trust, and sent reverberations throughout the NHS and further afield. At the heart of the report, its author, Robert Francis QC, called for a re-emphasis on ensuring the needs of patients come first. So how did hospitals in East Dorset respond to this report? At Poole, the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospitals, it provided an opportunity to re-evaluate the fundamentals of how quality care is delivered and whether genuine emphasis was placed on each and every patient and their individual needs. In short, were they getting the basics right?

The report’s 290 recommendations were reviewed in detail as a matter of urgency in order to provide assurance that the failures identified at Mid Staffs could not be repeated here.

Each hospital also held a series of listening events, providing an opportunity for more than 300 staff working in a wide range of roles to discuss the Francis Report with members of both trust’s management boards. In addition, patient and public involvement groups were asked to give their views on the report and the care offered at their local hospitals. Understanding individual patient experiences and where care exceeds or falls short of expectations is vital, says Martin Smits, Director of Nursing and Patient Services at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. “It is all too easy in the wake of the terrible stories which emerged from Mid Staffs to forget the excellent work taking place in the NHS,” said Martin. “Locally, we know from national surveys that our patients rate both our hospitals highly, which is a huge encouragement to us and spurs us on to deliver even better care and service.” “What I believe is essential is peering underneath these headlines, to look at the factors that make an individual patient’s experience in hospital good, and where it could have been improved.” “We can only do that by listening to patients and our staff.” Paula Shobbrook, Director of Nursing at The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, agrees. “No one knows more about what is happening at the

forefront of patient care than those responsible for delivering it and those receiving it,” said Paula. “These experiences and viewpoints - good and bad - are essential in order for us, as board members, to know how we are doing.” “Trust boards receive a vast amount of information on quality and performance. Coupling this with the views of staff, as we have done through our postFrancis Report listening events, and the experiences of our patients, provides invaluable insight.” “Our ‘putting patients first’ commitment is just that - it’s a highly visible declaration that our aim is to ensure that at all times our focus remains on our patients and nothing else.” Martin cites Poole Hospital’s longstanding commitment to patients - the Poole Approach – as a key factor in ensuring standards at his hospital remain consistently high. “The Poole Approach may have been introduced more than a decade ago, but its central tenet has never been more true - ‘patient centred care with dignity and respect for all’,” he said. Whichever way this commitment to the needs of patients is packaged, both Martin and Paula are in complete agreement on one issue - when it comes to high quality care, complacency is simply not an option. If you would like to have your say on care at Poole Hospital, visit and click ‘give us feedback’, or for the Royal Bournemouth or Christchurch hospitals, visit www.rbch. and click on ‘patient and visitor’ section.



Doctors’ Numbers

Citizens Advice Bureau

Cornerways Medical Centre 01425 484370 (Emergencies Only) Parkers Close, Gorley Road, Poulner 01425 472515

Library Times

Ringwood Medical Centre The Close, Ringwood

01425 478901

(Routine matters)

St. Leonards Surgery Cornerways 1 Pine Drive, St. Leonards

01425 476707

Fordingbridge Surgery Bartons Road Fordingbridge Hospital Fordingbridge

01425 653430

Dalkeith 4a West Street, Ringwood

01425 473688

Mansfield House Dental Surgery 36 Southampton Road, Ringwood

01425 473938

Fordingbridge Dental Surgery Highfield House, Fordingbridge Hospital, Bartons Road

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Dentists’ Numbers

School Terms & Holidays

Hampshire Community & Controlled schools Five days are also available for professional day closures during term time. These are specified by the headteacher and governors of each school All dates taken from: and Dates in white are where days differ for Dorset. Term/holiday Autumn Term: 3 (2) Sept - 20 Dec 13 Half Term: 28 Oct - 1 Nov 13 Christmas Holidays: 23 Dec 13 - 3 Jan 14 Spring Term: 6 Jan - 4 April 14 Half Term: 17 Feb - 21 Feb 14 Easter Holidays: 7 - 21 April 14 Summer Term: 22 April - 23 (22) July 14 Half Term: 26 May - 30 May 14 Summer Holidays: 24 (23) July - 1 Sept 14 (TBC) UK holidays Christmas: 25 & 26 Dec 13 New Year: 1 Jan 14 Easter: 18 - 21 April 14 May Day: 5 May 14 Spring Bank Holiday: 26 May 14 Summer Bank Holiday: 25 Aug 14

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9.00 - 5.00 9.00 - 5.00 9.00 - 1pm

Public Computer Network, and Photocopier facilities Tots & Tinies - Songs, rhymes & stories for little ones - Weekly Wednesdays 11-11.30am Storytime (under 5’s) Weekly 11 - 11.30am Both Activities only in Term Time Also: Knitting Group - (Weekly), Adult & Child Book Group, ‘Back to work’ Advisor Contact library for more details.

Fordingbridge Library 0845 603 5631 Roundhill, Fordingbridge, SP6 1AQ Opening Hours: Monday CLOSED Tuesday 9.30 - 5.00 Wednesday 9.30 - 5.00 Thursday CLOSED Friday 9.30 - 5.00 Saturday 9.30 - 1 Public Computer Network, and Photocopier facilities Tots and Tinies. Rhymes, Sing-a-long sessions for the 0-4s and their carers: Alternate Fridays 9.30-10am. (Term time only) Police Drop-In Come in for a chat, get advice or ask a question! 1st Wednesday every month 10.30 - 11.30. Knit & Natter sessions - a group for new and experienced knitters of all ages—all welcome. Tea, coffee & biscuits available at 50p. Alternate Thursdays from 2 - 4pm . (the library will be closed so please knock on the main door) Othe Drop-ins: Forest Disability, Dorset POPP Wayfinders - ask in Library for more details.

Recycling Somerley, Verwood Road, Ringwood 01202 828083 1 April - 30 Sept: 8am - 7pm 1 Oct - 28 Feb: 8am - 4pm 1 March - 31 March: 8am - 5pm Garden Waste Collection Service 01590 646123


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Less urgent than 999 Ringwood & Fordingbridge Police Station

101 or 0845 0454545

Police, Fire & Ambulance Emergency



0800 55 51 11

British Transport Police

0800 40 50 40

Gas - Emergency Southern Electricity Emergency Water - Sembcorp Brmth Water

08000 72 72 82

Community Centres Greyfriars- Ringwood

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Avonway - Fordingbridge

01425 652706

Local Councils & Agencies

- Southern

0800 11 19 99

01202 590059 0845 2720845

Sewerage - Southern - Wessex

0845 2720845 0845 600 3600

New Forest District Council

023 8028 5000

BT Faultline

0800 80 01 51

In Ringwood

01425 472212

National Emergency

0870 2414680

Ringwood Town Council

01425 473883

Fordingbridge Town Council Environment Agency Floodline(warnings& Advice)

01425 654134 0800 80 70 60 0845 988 11 88

Information Ringwood & Fordingbridge Libraries Citizens Advice Bureau - New Forest Visitor Information -Ringwood -Fordingbridge



0845 603 5631 08444 11 13 06 01425 470896 01425 654560

Bournemouth A&E

01202 70 41 67

NHS Direct Bournemouth Hospital

0845 46 47 01202 30 36 26

National Express Coaches Bournemouth Airport

0870 580 80 80 01202 36 40 00

Poole Hospital

01202 66 55 11

Southampton Airport

0870 040 0009

Salisbury Hospital

01722 33 62 62

Traveline (Bus, Coach, Ferry & Rail)

0870 608 26 08

Southampton Hospital Fordingbridge Hospital

02380 77 72 22 01425 65 22 55

AA (Automobile Association) RAC (Royal Automobile Club)

0800 88 77 66 0800 82 82 82

Wilts & Dorset Bus Enquiries

08457 090899

Train Times / Enquiries

0845 748 49 50

Helplines Samaritans Drinkline Careline (Counselling) Carers Line

0845 0800 0208 0808

790 917 514 808

90 82 11 77

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Childline NSPCC National Drugs Helpline Age Concern

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National Debtline

0808 808 40 00


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Rspca - Ashley Heath

0300 123 0749

Community Legal Advice Direct

0845 345 43 45

Hampshire Families

0796 2272 931

AL-anon(10am-10pm)year round 0207 403 08 88 Alcoholics Anonymous 24 hours: 0845 769 75 55

Meeting House Hours Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri, Sat 10am—12 noon Wed 10am—2.30pm Closed Sunday

Chemist Opening Times

Lloyds Pharmacy, 01425 652300 FORDINGBRIDGE 1 Salisbury Street, Mon - Fri: 9-6, Sat: 9-5.30 Lloyds Pharmacy, 01425 474196 RINGWOOD HEALTH CENTRE , The Close Mon - Fri: 8.30-6.30, Sat: 9-1 Lloyds Pharmacy, 01425 483643 Parkers Close,Gorley Road, Poulner Mon - Fri: 9-6.30, Sat: 9-12.30

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Boots, RINGWOOD 01425 474170 11 Southampton Road, Ringwood Mon - Fri: 8:45-5:30, Sat: 9-5:30 Bretts Pharmacy, 01425 470982 ASHLEY HEATH High Street, Ashley Heath. Mon - Fri: 9-5:30, Sat: 9-1 Boots, CASTLEPOINT 01202 549971 / 548139 Castlepoint, Bournemouth. Mon - Fri: 9-8, Sat: 9-7, Sun: 10:30-4:30 Morrisons (in Store),VERWOOD 01202 826555 Chiltern Drive, Verwood Mon - Fri: 9-1, 2-8, Sat: 9-1, 2-6, Sun: 10-1 Boots, FERNDOWN 01202 871841 Trickets Cross Mon - Fri: 9-7, Sat: 8.30-1, 2-5.30, Sun: 10-4




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near Cranborne (from 2 years of age) Set in the woods with cosy lodge. Learning through nature Early Years funding available

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Chiropody Teresa Dimond Chiropodist 45 Churches Ringwood Unitarians 23 Computer Services Tec Check 5 Domestic & Office Services All Mopped Up 7 Vac Clean 11 Driving School 1nfluence Driving School 27 Amber Driving School 45 Electrician Dorset Electrical 13 Event & Party Services Dorset Party Hire 1 Flooring Contakt Carpets 33 Flooring Elegance 19 Garden Services & Supplies Fayrewood Trees & Landscapes 40 Fordingbridge Tree & Groundwork 39 Graham Stanford 46 Greenthumb Lawncare 39 Lawnman 13 Health & Fitness see Beauty, Health & Fitness Mobility Equipment A to B Mobility


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