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MIKE’S MOTORS Peugeot Takes Gold Medal

Reprinted by permission from HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. © 1992 Nick Butterworth


PAST & PRESENT Birch Tree Farm, Crab Orchard, Verwood

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MOORS VALLEY Percy The Park Keeper joins the Team!

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Welcome H Dear Readers, oorah - the jetstream has finally changed its course.....and it hasn’t rained now for a couple of weeks! The once familiar landscape is still actually there and gradually re-appearing after being submerged for what seems like forever and despite looking a bit bedraggled will no doubt soon return to normality. Of course one bonus of a very mild winter is that, like the many gardeners amongst you no doubt, we haven’t lost any plants in the garden or in any of our pots like we usually do. The downside of course is that the weeds and moss have also burst into life with a vengeance so it’s time to ring your local garden expert now to put them in their rightful place - the compost heap! See page 46 for lots of contacts.

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April / May 2014

Contents Moors Valley have a new garden expert, or Percy the Park Keeper as he would prefer to be called and they have created a new fun family trail around the park to keep your children entertained! You may recognise him on page 24. If you would like more members in your club or society, and/or would like us to publish your news, articles or future events, then simply e-mail the details to us. All our current magazines can be viewed online at: 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 Wolvercroft Verwood Business

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Local events and features Community News 18,21,24,29,30 Past & Present: Birch Tree Farm, Crab Orchard, Verwood 6 The Blashford Bulletin 10 Viewed From My Window: rescued cat stories by Local Author, Patricia Oliver 14 Clubs & Societies 20,21 What’s On Locally 26,28 Portrait of a Dorset Artist: Carolyne Moran 40

Feature articles Health: Chocolate & Eggs 8 Mike’s Motors: Peugeot Takes Gold Medal 16 When did you last do something impulsive? 22 Travel: Paris - Off the beaten track 32


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Birch Tree Farm, Crab Orchard, Verwood The Orman family at Birch Tree Farm, Crab Orchard. Mid to late 1800s.


n the mid 1800s Market Gardening became a thriving industry locally when many hotels in the growing town of Bournemouth were supplied by farms and smallholdings in the area. One of several in Three Legged Cross was Birch Tree Farm with the produce taken to Bournemouth, or “Barne”as they called it, by horse and cart. Birch Tree Farm was the Orman’s “ancestral home” so far as Verwood was concerned. Joseph Orman, a broom maker born 1789 at Moor Crichel and his wife Keturah born the same year at Hinton Martell had arrived at Crab Orchard by 1810 when their eldest son Stephen was born. They became the ancestors of the others throughout the area and their children married into many local families. Stephen Orman became a broom maker and

farmer and rented Birch Tree Farm from William Fryer in 1847. He married Jean Kail and had eight children including Charles who made his home at Holly Tree Farm on the Ringwood Road and Henry Stephen who continued at Birch Tree Farm. Well into living memory, there were always roadside vegetable stalls in Three Legged Cross where people could choose thier own produce. Now there is an extensive Garden Centre named after its founder John T. Brown and other nurseries such as Holly Hedge and White Veil. A similar view of Birch Tree Farm today is difficult since mature hedging partly obscures the house, but apart from all the thatch roofs being replaced, the main house and even the outbuilding remains very much recognisable as they were in the old photograph. March 2014

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Chocolate and Eggs: Easter Food Superheroes or Arch-villains?


t’s Easter, the season of eggs and chocolate. But what’s the latest advice about these foods? Do they harm or heal? EGGS Research and improved understanding means eggs are no longer a nutritional Big Bad Wolf.

Packed with goodness A medium egg is very low in carbohydrates and supplies over 10% of our daily protein needs. Containing just 66 kcals and 4.6g of fat (only one third saturates), it’s a great source of nutrients often scarce in UK diets; around 20% of us are Vitamin D deficient. Eggs provide a third of daily Vitamin D requirements, around half our required Vitamin B12 and selenium, and Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, folate, biotin, iodine and phosphorous. What about cholesterol? And salmonella? Research shows that cholesterol found in eggs and other foods has a negligible effect on our cholesterol levels. Our body makes cholesterol and levels are raised by many factors. Saturated fat was the main suspect until recently, when a fresh look at the evidence cast some doubts. Regarding salmonella, the Food Standards Agency recommends, for now, that vulnerable groups should only eat hard-boiled eggs. However, a massive increase in chicken vaccination has

more than halved infection cases. All eggs with the Lion Mark come from vaccinated chickens and all 150,000 tested during the last two years were salmonella free. CHOCOLATE Chocolate has been accused of causing acne, obesity, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and diabetes, among others. But it’s not necessarily guilty, and may have beneficial effects. • Acne. There’s no scientific proof that chocolate causes acne; research suggests foods with a high glycaemic load may be guilty. •Obesity & diabetes. Due to high sugar and fat, over-indulgence may show on the scales. However, recent studies show chocolate can lower your insulin resistance (potentially reducing diabetes risk). A study of 1,500 teens showed that those eating 1.5oz of chocolate daily had less body fat and more energy than those eating 0.16oz daily, so some scientists say 1.5 ounces a day may be beneficial (that’s just a square and a half). Experts say diabetics can eat chocolate, but should monitor their total carbohydrate intake. • Cardiovascular health, cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Many studies suggest that cocoa has beneficial effects on cardiovascular health, improving blood pressure, vascular function and blood flow and reducing clot risk.

It may lower cholesterol slightly, but only as part of a low fat diet. • Stroke. A study involving 44,489 people concluded that chocolate eaters were 22% less likely to suffer a stroke and 46% less likely to die from one. • Brain function. Chocolate can help preserve the brain’s blood flow and prevent memory decline in older people, and could be important in diseases like Alzheimer’s. • Mood. Chemicals in chocolate can raise our serotonin levels and affect other receptors in the brain that trigger feelings of wellbeing. • Migraine. While chocolate contains chemicals believed to be migraine triggers, recent data shows that some cocoa compounds may be beneficial in migraine treatment. • Osteoporosis. The bad news: chocolate may contribute to osteoporosis. One study of women aged 70-85 found that daily chocolate consumers had lower bone density and strength. Proper comparisons haven’t been done between white, milk and dark chocolate, but most beneficial effects come from cocoa content. So choose high cocoa content varieties low in sugar and fat, and eat chocolate in moderation as part of a healthy diet.

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T he Blashford B Bulletin Bluebells at Dockens Water

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


n a warm sunny day at Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve the air is full of bird song, the buzzing of insect wings and the occasional rustle as a grass snake slithers away from its sunning spot along the edge of the path. Grass snakes can often be seen basking out in their usual spot on the logs in front of Ivy South hide. Blashford Lakes is home to a variety of warblers at this time of year with reed, willow, sedge, gardener and Cetti’s warbler, chiffchaff and blackcap all busy carving out feeding territories with their splendid song. As is usually the case, getting sight of these birds is not so easy as they hide amongst the leaf cover or deep within the reed bed. So we must rely on our ears to alert Blackcap us of their presence! This is a great time of year to learn some of the more common bird songs of our woodland birds and so Reserve Officer Ed Bennett will be leading some bird song for beginners events on early morning walks on Tues 6th and 13th May, please phone to book your place. Tune in to the songs of our woodland birds and learn to recognise some of the more distinctive calls. With a variety of nest boxes dotted around our woodland, keep an eye out for nesting woodland birds coming and going relentlessly to feed their young. The site has a high

number of nesting great spotted woodpeckers so look out for their nesting holes on the trunks of the trees. The nuthatch takes advantage of old woodpecker holes, expertly filling in the entrance with mud to make a much smaller, cosier entrance for their nest. The woodland is coming alive with splashes of colour from the emerging flowers. The tiny purple flowers Dog Violet of the dog violet and ground ivy are starting to spread through the woodland; with patches along the edge of the path between Woodland hide and Ivy South hide. It wont be long before the bluebells open up along the edge of the Dockens Water too. Out on the water see the spectacle of swallows, swifts and martins feeding acrobati-

feeding including redshank, little ringed plover and lapwing. The Woodland Hide is a brilliant spot to look out for bank voles scurrying about under the feeders. On Sat 17th May Education Officer Jim Day will be leading a morning of discovery into the world of small mammals, heading out on a short walk around the reserve to spot tracks and signs and identify and release the small mammals caught overnight in our live traps. Please phone to book your place. The Blashford Lakes Project is a partnership between Sembcorp Bournemouth Water, New Forest District Council and Wessex Water. The reserve is managed by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, a charity that aims to protect local wildlife and inspire people. For information on upcoming events visit our website: or phone: 01425 472760. For up-to-date wildlife information visit our blog: Redshank

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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.


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t was my birthday, nothing special about that, we all have them and I personally think I have had more than I would like, but you cannot turn the clock back, you just have to go with the flow. I had had my ‘Happy Birthday’ call from mother, so I was therefore surprised when the telephone rang again. It was the Vet. I see too much of him, backwards and forwards with the various cats needing treatment or medication and that particular month alone my visits cost in the region of £400. Was there a problem? He had telephoned me knowing that I take great care of the many rescued and feral cats and kittens that find their way to my door and the RSPCA had just brought in a pair of four month old kittens which they could not house, and could not home, as they were extremely feisty and obviously feral. They were on death row and a decision had to be made there and then if they were to be destroyed or not. Could I? Would I take them in and give them a chance? The decision was mine, I was their only hope. What a dilemma, we were at that time caring for fourteen feral cats and kittens and the Vet’s bill and the food bills had strained our pensions to the extreme. Where would we house another two kittens which may take a considerable time and effort to tame if at all, and be a further drain on resources? There comes a time in your life when you have all you need, presents are no longer required or expected so perhaps it was time to give a present on my birthday, rather than receive one. It only took a moment or two... It was their lucky day! I chose the gift of LIFE for my birthday gift

to them and now little Miss Black Beauty (Blackie) and Miss Holly (very prickly and all teeth and claws!) have joined our group. The Vet spayed them both, applied a ‘spot on’ flea treatment and immunized them for me free of charge. The snow came and I could not get to the Vet for a few days to collect them but when I did, I left a trail of my blood on the floor of the Vet surgery. They were not going to come without a fight. Now they have their own home, a warm radiator, comfy bed, their own armchair, all the food they can eat. It will only take a few weeks to tame them, as the second day they were with us, I was already having a cuddle with Blackie and can now stroke her, tickle her and even play with her little feet, although it is under sufferance and she is not purring yet, however Holly is still in hiding mode and very timid. At least she is no longer in a fighting mode, so it all adds up to some measure of progress. Soon, I am sure, we will be the best of friends and I will make sure they really enjoy and make the most of the special ‘Birthday Gift of Life’ I was able to give to them. The full story and many more are in the book “Viewed From My Window” by Patricia Oliver price £10 + £1.75 p&p. For more details, contact Patricia on 01202 826244. All proceeds go towards the Veterinary and Welfare needs of the 16 feral cats currently in her care.



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f you want a small but luxurious car, the choice has never been easy, with many false dawns over the years - remember the Vanden Plas 1300 which although great in 1973 just hasn’t stood the test of time. Many car makers have since said “hey look, this is small but so luxurious it justifies the high price tag”, remember the Golf VR6? But we were never convinced. The smaller German cars still suffer from save-a-cent-itis especially inside and never look the part. Even more so with the far Eastern makers who just don’t understand ‘style’ and imagine ‘luxury’ is hard plastic that lasts. So, along comes Peugeot with the new 308. A walk-round reveals a similar size to the old 308, but with a slightly lower roof. The avant-garde look of the old 308 and the 407 has been ditched for rounded lines cheating the wind and a lot of distinctive styling details to satisfy the onlooker and shout ‘quality’, without being garish. The grille is in my view too understated – gone is the large gaping fish-mouth of recent years and a discreet chromed grille with tiny badging greets you. The result is a car which is very pleasant to the eye, but heads aren’t going to turn. Open the doors into a new world full of modern design and luxury, sweeping dashboard and the new small steering wheel with instruments above, in the perfect line of vision. Nestling in the centre of the beautifully styled dash is a very large screen which controls all the major functions of the car, from air conditioning to cruise control, Sat-nav, radio and a few things you would not

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TILAD “There is a life after a death”


Meet in the Verwood Area on first Wednesday of the month. 7.15pm-9.30pm. Contact : Trevor Pogson, Chairman on 07825 093832 or Ann Hilton, Secretary on 01202 823212 This friendship/bereavement group meets every Wednesday 2.30-4.30pm in the Community Rooms at Lake Road Surgery. Contact founder: Soozi Cooper 01725 517272


Indoor meetings throughout the Winter months, 2nd & 4th Thursdays at Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood. Visitors & new members welcome.Contact Tony 01202 827294


Meets in the United Reformed Church Hall, Manor Road, on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm except August when we have our summer break. Contact our President 01202 824781


We meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm. in the URC Hall Manor Road. Contact. Corinne Roberts 01202 821416 or Janet Stride on 01725 517434


(Verwood Youth Centre) Short Mat bowls is a scaled down version of indoor bowling seen on television. Thursday 2pm – 5pm Friday 7pm – 10pm. Contact Mike Poulter 01202 826568 all ages welcome


(Moorlands Road) First class facilities aimed to encourage the sport of bowling at all levels. Anyone interested in finding out more please contact Geoff Finn on 01202 824945, or just come along.


Meet on first & third Tuesday of each month at Crane Valley Golf Club. We welcome new members. Contact our secretary: Trevor Buck on 01202 821387


meets on the first Thursday of the month from 2.00 – 4.00pm at Meadow Court, Newtown Lane, Verwood. All our members, whilst elderly are full of fun and friendship. Contact: Neil Best 01202 814059


Monthly visits by coach (Wednesdays) to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and also to concerts at Lighthouse Poole during the winter season. Call 01202 824959


Verwood & Three Legged Cross Branch The Branch holds regular social functions. Contact Mrs Denise Pugh 01202 824549


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 For over 50’s singles seeking to expand their social horizons. Meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6.30pm at The Hideaway, Moorlands Road, Verwood, BH31 7PD. Enjoy a variety of social activities & eating venues. New members welcome. Contact Jane 07929 868356


We meet at The Methodist Church Hall, Vicarage Rd, Verwood at 7.30pm on the second Thursday of the month. For information please contact: Carol Weaver 01202 822201


Meets in Cranborne Village Hall on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm. Visitors & new members welcome Contact Chris Bright 01725 517584 or e-mail


Meets every other Thursday at the Methodist Church Hall, £2 per evening includes refreshments. Contact Marilyn Fisher 01202 814212.

VERWOOD METHODIST CHURCH WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP Come and enjoy a social afternoon - you do not have to be a churchgoer. We meet alternate Tuesdays at 2.30pm for talks etc Contacts Valerie Smith 01202 823993 or Anne Hughes 01202 823327


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.

VERWOOD & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Meet in Verwood Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on 1st Thursday of each month with more details on our website: Contact: Mr Ron Johnstone 01202 814376


Greyfriars Community Centre, 4th Wednesday of the month at 7.00pm for 7.30pm. New members & visitors welcome Membership and programme details 01425 471348


Are you a stroke survivor or a carer, then join our group at the Community Room, Lake Road Surgery, Verwood from 10am to 12 noon every last Wednesday of the month. Contact Joan Lake 01202 813416 or Ron Collins 01202 822013


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

4th Saturday in the month at 12.30pm at the Methodist Church, Vicarage VERWOOD AFTERNOON TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD Road, Verwood. Enjoy a really warm welcome and a tasty 2 course meal Meets at the Memorial Hall, Verwood, on the first Thursday of the month inc coffee or tea £4.50. Ring for a lift. To Book call: at 2pm Visitors and New Members welcome. Various indoor activities, Jean 01202 825533 or Lin 07906 303212 outings and visits to the theatre. Contact Jean Honey 01202 827339.


Meet at Three Legged Cross Village Hall Friday afternoons 2pm-5pm Friday evenings 7pm-9.30pm Contact: Peter Turnham 01202 823440


Monthly meetings - 3rd Tuesday at noon in Crane Valley Golf Club for lunch and then a speaker. Membership enquiries welcomed from local retired prof. & business men. Contact: Secretary 01202 822569


Mixed choir, singing harmony songs from around the world-African, gospel, Taize, folk etc. No auditions, beginners as well as experienced singers age 10 upwards. Meet at Greyfriars Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:30. Pay as you go. Contact Kirsteen McCormick 01725 517807.



Manor Road, VERWOOD. COFFEE 4 ALL Saturdays 10 - 11.30 am. Fairtrade coffee and a friendly welcome.Homemade cakes and secondhand books weekly.Fairtrade stall monthly.Charity events as advertised


With a modest level of success we like to keep our investments as diverse as possible and therefore would welcome new members with fresh ideas. Contact: Secretary: Bob Tutton 01202 841871


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

CHORAL SOCIETY At the United Reformed Church, Verwood. 4th Monday in the Month at VERWOOD We rehearse Monday evenings at 7.30pm in the St Michael’s Church. 10.30am. Singing meeting for people with memory problems. Aim is to Contact Charmaine Crossley 01202 826050 give carer & cared for quality time together. FREE. Call Carolyn Polden on 01725 517272 for more details. PLEASE NOTE: For inclusion on the Club Pages, copy must be submitted as an email and/or as an attached MS Word or Works doc. Due to the popularity of these pages publication is currently on a rotational basis. There is now a nominal charge of £36 inc vat per year for 1. new applications and 2. current club advertisers IF you want to ensure your club details appears in EVERY edition of this magazine.





Forest School club for children 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 Meets at the Memorial Hall, Verwood on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm. New members & visitors always welcome. You don’t have to be a flower arranger to join-just a love of flowers is enough. Contact Margaret Cannon 01202 824178

Based in the grounds of Cranborne Middle School in E Dorset. We shoot on Sunday mornings, Tuesday & Thursday evenings in the summer months also shoot indoors in the winter. For info. Meets in the St. Michael & All Angels Parish Centre, Manor Road, Verwood on 3rd Tuesday of each month, Sept. to May (not Dec.) Contact Trevor Gilbert on 01202 824176







Monthly concert by top artistes usually last Wednesday 7.30pm at the Hub; non-members £7. Secretary: Janetta Lakin 01202 822936

Meet at the Village Hall. Mondays 8—10.30pm.. All levels, ages & sexes welcome. Contact Geoff Green 01202 825386

The friendly ‘friendlies’ club. Experienced and novice players most welcome. You’ll always get a game. Contact Steve Clapton for more details 01202 826685

Meet Every Tuesday at 2pm in The Hub, Verwood. Alternate weeks Whist and Bingo. Occasional Entertainment New Members Welcome Contact Phyl: 01202-824656 (formerly The Jenny Porter Singers) We rehearse at the Verwood Hub on Tuesday afternoons at 2pm, singing a variety of music and performing two concerts a year, plus mini-concerts by invitation. Contact Mo on 01202 826134 or Sarah on 01202 884248.


Meet at Greyfrairs Community Centre on the 1st Monday evening of the month for illustrated talks in ENGLISH on a variety of Italian topics. Contact : Hazel on 01425 476091

VERWOOD & THREE-LEGGED CROSS TWINNING ASSOC. Meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month from September to March, 7.30 to 10pm at the Heritage Centre, The Potters Wheel, Manor Way, Verwood, BH31 6HF Contact:- Clive Grove 01202 826449

The Society hold rehearsals in September for a show at the Hub, Verwood in January. Members also meet throughout the year for various social events. Contact: Sue Gardiner 01202 825731



Keep fit, have fun & meet new people. We have walks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & alternate Fridays/Saturdays. For more details visit our website or call John Wadge 01202 822874

40, Ringwood Road, Verwood. 10.30 am Coffee Mornings with Gospel Songs & Testimonies. 1st Wednesday in the month except August. Contact Rosemary: 01202-822655




.Oddfellows is one of the oldest and friendliest societies in the world. For further details contact Flo Munro 01202 820965, Loyal Acorn Lodge. The Oddfellows - making friends, helping people.

2 halls for hire Tel: 01202 828943 (answer phone) Bookings now being taken for 2013 - 2015.There is now availability for regular Friday afternoon & evening bookings.

Verwood Bowling Club


erwood Bowling Club offers membership to experienced players and beginners, and members will offer their time to give coaching for those who would like it. There’s also social membership for partners of players and for those wishing to be part of this active and friendly club. There are open club sessions on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings for those wishing to play socially and club and league competitions for those who would like to play more seriously or just want to get to know other members. In addition there is indoor short mat bowls in the pavilion through the winter on Wednesday afternoons and Sunday mornings. There is a variety of social activities throughout the year and whist drives also take place during the winter months. There is the opportunity to come and see if bowls is for you on Saturdays 26th April, and 3rd and 10th May, 10am to 12 noon when club members will be on hand to assist. Bowls will be available to use and can be borrowed when at the Club until you are able to purchase your own. So come along and find out what bowls is all about. Should you wish to talk to someone before coming along, contact the Secretary, Geoff Finn on 01202 824945 or see

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When did you last do something impulsive? by Kate McLelland

It sometimes pays to follow your instincts.

Author JK Rowling reportedly decided to write the first Harry Potter novel after an idea for the story occurred to her when she was travelling on a train. She completed the book as a struggling single mum on state benefits, becoming a multimillionaire within five years. Japanese engineer Yusuke Funaki saw a performance by the world-famous circus company Cirque du Soleil and was so inspired that he decided to learn the ropeskipping techniques he had seen in the show. After a few years of practice he abandoned engineering and literally ran away to join the circus. He is still working with Cirque du Soleil as a performer at their Florida base. The link between these two individuals is their willingness to follow an impulse, taking up new activities that – given their backgrounds and relative inexperience in their chosen fields - were far from guaranteed to result in success. It takes a certain kind of courage to risk everything in order to follow a dream, especially when we know it might fail. Most of us, at some stage in our lives, have done things that we have regretted at a later date. Sometimes our spur-of-the-moment choices seem so out of character it’s almost as though someone else has taken over our minds.

A study of the brain shows why we feel this way. While the primitive, emotional part of our brain (found in the limbic system) makes rapid-fire decisions about things we like, dislike, hate, love, fear or want, the intellectual and more logical mind (located in prefrontal cortex) is geared to making deliberate and rational conclusions at a slightly slower pace. Allow your emotional brain to guide your actions and you’re likely to end up doing something impulsive. We tend to associate impulsivity with youth. As they age, people often reject these youthful emotional responses: instead mature people use the knowledge they have acquired, backed up by logic and reason, to cope with new challenges or solve problems. While no-one would doubt the benefits that knowledge and experience can bring, something is perhaps lost in this process. Impulse and risktaking are closely linked with creativity, and there’s a danger that we may ignore creative impulses that have the power to change the course of our lives.

By middleage, many of us have ceased to follow our instincts completely, relying on tried and trusted methods that we have learned in our formative years to see us through. But does sticking with what we know actually inhibit brain development? When individuals settle into routines that are repeated automatically from day to day, the brain activity required for those activities decreases. That means that we tend to carry out familiar actions on autopilot and consequently our minds receive very little stimulation. The good news is that older people can reactivate their brains by undertaking new activities, or by approaching established routines in different ways. Whether you decide to join a choir, take up a musical instrument or volunteer for a local charity, it’s not really about the activity – it’s about rekindling the youthful spark that encouraged you to experiment and try new things. At the very least it will give your brain some exercise, at best it might be the key to a whole new life.

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*See P.9 for contact details of many

Local Entertainment Centres Milford on Sea Food Week. Another fabulous week is in store, with over 100 events organised for foodies Milford on Sea, Hampshire and families. Twenty village restaurants, pubs and cafés are offering a wide range of events and dining offers,many local organisations are also all involved! To book please contact Michelle on Wildlife Tots: Eggs-travaganza! What’s in a nest? 01425 472760 or Blashford Find out through games, stories and activities for Meet at the pre-school aged children and their parents or carers. Lakes Education Centre, Suggested donation £3 per child. Booking Essential. Blashford Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ Minster Model Town, King Craft Workshops for children 2 years upwards (Egg Wimborne Wimborne Minster, Dorset painting, Easter baskets etc). Donation of £1 plus for Street, BH21 1DY 01202 881924, materials welcome Wimborne Minster Model Town, King Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset Magic and Family Entertainment Shows BH21 1DY Tel: 01202 881924 For further details and to book Pondamonium! A ‘Wild Day Out!’ at Blashford (places are limited), please contact Lakes for 8-12 year-olds. Discover the weird and Shawyer on 02380 285102. Wild wonderful denizens of the deep on a pond and river Sue Days Out! are offered in partnership exploration. Wellies and a change of socks and with New Forest District Council and shoes a must! Booking essential. Admission £16 registered with Ofsted and take place (includes a voluntary £4 donation to the Wildlife at the Blashford Lakes Education Trust). Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ. reformed church hall, manor Verwood Arts and Craft Society. Work evening with United road, verwood dorset Futher informaMalcom Fay making willow decorations tion from Ann Aitken 01202 893659 “Adventure in the Woods” for ages 3-8. Whole days spent in the woods, nature crafts, camp fire cooking, walks, picnics etc. £25 per day including food and drinks, (sibling discount). STONE AGE WEEKEND: Explore the Stone Age through living history with re-enactors and hands on activities, plus a chance learn about how we built the Neolithic houses at the new Stonehenge Visitor Centre. We will have our delicious BBQ at lunchtime and homemade refreshments in the Longhouse. Tickets on the door: Adult £6, Child £3. MODEL TOWN EASTER EGG TOWN. Follow the clues to claim the eggs! Ringwood Musical & Dramatic Society (RMDS) presents 'Hot Mikado' based on Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado. Set in a 1940's America teeming with gangsters and their molls, nightclubs and their music, cops and their robbers. Verwood Historical society presents "THE RIVER ALLEN" a film presentation by HUGH MILES of Dorset Wildlife Trust Family Pond Dip Family fun discovering the wonderful wildlife lurking in the weedy depths of the Blashford pond. Suggested donation £3 per child. Booking Essential. Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs. Verwood Trad Jazz Club presents - "Richard Leach" 7 Stars of Jazz. Tickets £10 on door from 7pm. Meals available in the restaurant or Jazz room. Easter family fun day - free event including chick handling, chocolate crafts, face painting & more! Farmers Market. Fresh local produce Saturday Craft Fayre and Table Top Sale. Crafts, Jewellery, Wool Work, Bronze Figurines, Greeting Cards, Dog Coats and Beds, Ladies Handbags, Kids Bags, Scarves, Purses and Wallets. Tea, Coffee, Cakes & Hot Food Served throughout the morning. Open Day opportunity to come and see if Outdoor Bowls is for you when club members will be on hand to assist. Bowls will be available to use and can be borrowed when at the Club until you are able to purchase your own.

Edmondsham Forest School, BH21 5RE, between Cranborne and Verwood. Contact Kirsteen Freer on 01725 517807.

The Ancient Technology Centre, Damerham Road, Cranborne, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5RP. 01725 517618 Wimborne Minster Model Town, King Street, Wimborne Minster, BH21 1DY 01202 881924 Ringwood School, Parsonage Barn Lane, Ringwood. BH24 1SE. 07597771701.,uk Tickets £8 St. Michael's Parish Centre, off Manor Road, Verwood. Trevor Gilbert 01202 824175 To book please contact Michelle on 01425 472760 or Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ. The Hideaway, 17 Moorlands Road, Verwood BH31 7PD. 01202 873725 or 07798 721405 Furlong Shopping Centre, Ringwoodcontact Ferrett Green, Verwood, BH31 6HF

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The Verwood Concert Brass Spring Concert. Come and enjoy a fabulous range of music played by the The Hub, Verwood*. bands of Verwood Concert Brass. Tickets £8, U12 £4

Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road Verwood, Free entrance Verwood Bowling Club, Moorlands Road, Verwood. Secretary Geoff Finn 01202 824945. Activities Centre, Greyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Contact Office 01425 472613

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“Adventure in the Woods” for ages 3-8, from 10 12.30 or 10 - 4. Half days or whole days spent in the Sat 26 Apr & 10am - 12.30pm or woods, nature crafts, campfire cooking, walks, picSat 17 May 10am - 4pm nics etc. £8 for morning and £20 for the day including lunch and snacks. Wed 30 Apr 7.30pm Sat 3 and 10 10am- 12 noon May

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* See P. 9 for contact details of many Local Entertainment Centres

Edmondsham Forest School, BH21 5RE, between Cranborne and Verwood. Contact Kirsteen Freer on 01725 517807.

The Hub, Verwood*. Tickets on the door. Janetta 01202 822936 or Peter 01202 814976 Open Day opportunity to come and see if Outdoor Verwood Bowling Club, Moorlands Bowls is for you when club members will be on hand Road, Verwood. Secretary Geoff Finn to assist. Bowls will be available to use and can be 01202 824945. borrowed at the Club until you can buy your own. 35th Cuckoo Fair. We have over 250 craft and other interesting stalls on the greens and in marquees along The Borough. There is lots of fun for the family The Cuckoo fair is held on the village greens in the picturesque village of including rural craft demonstrations, Punch and Downton. Judy, clowns, inflatable’s and roundabouts in the Memorial Gardens and a farmers produce market in the junior school grounds Memorial Hall, Ringwood Verwood and District Horicultural Society presents Verwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. Join by "Hanging Baskets" a talk and demonstration by coming along and introducing yourDiana Guy self. Chairman 01202 814376 Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Coffee Morning and Plant Sale. Organised by VerRoad, Verwood, BH31 7AA. Chairman wood and District Horticultural Society 01202 814376 Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society present Steve Hubble. Members £5, Visitors £7.

To book please contact Michelle on Wildlife Tots: In the Pond Exploration, discovery, 472760 or Blashfordgames and activities at the pond for pre-school chil- 01425 Meet at the dren and their parents or carers. Suggested donation Blashford Lakes Education Centre, £3 per child. Booking Essential. Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ reformed church hall,Manor Verwood Arts and Craft Society: Talk by Jaqui Fair- United road, verwood. further information weather entitled Smoking Pot behind the Shed from Ann Aitken 01202 893659 Verwood Trad Jazz Club presents - Bob Reynolds New Society Jazz Band. Tickets, £10 on the door at 7pm. Meals available in the restaurant or jazz room. FANFARE FOR SPRING - international street performance art throughout The Furlong & High Street. STORYTELLING: The Devil's Purse with Dominic Kelly and music by Leif Ottoson and Bridget Marsden -A lost traveler, a farmer, a drunk,& an anxious mother. Come spend some time in the company of Themselves, the Gentry Below, the Good Folk, the sylphs, the sprites, the fairies and a labyrinth of stories. Age recommendation: 12yrs+ Tickets: Adults £10, 12-16yrs £5. Verwood Historical society presents "ICE AGE TO SPACE AGE" an illustrated talk on Christchurch by local historian MIKE ANDREWS

The Hideaway, 17 Moorlands Road, Verwood BH31 7PD. 01202 873725 or 07798 721405 Ringwood - contact, Roger 01425 489350 The Earthouse at the Ancient Technology Centre, Damerham Road, Cranborne, BH21 5RP Tickets available from EDHT on 01202 888992 or book online at http://

St. Michael's Parish Centre, off Manor Road, Verwood. Trevor Gilbert 01202 824175 The Hub, Verwood*. Tickets on the Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society present Brian Wed 28 May 7.30pm door. Janetta 01202 822936 or Peter Hazelby. Members £5, Visitors £7. 01202 814976 “Adventure in the Woods” for ages 3-8. Whole days Edmondsham Forest School, BH21 5RE, between Cranborne and Verspent in the woods, nature crafts, camp fire cooking, 28, 29 May 8.45am - 4.15pm wood. Contact Kirsteen Freer on walks, picnics etc. £25 per day including food and 01725 517807. drinks, (sibling discount). Saturday Craft Fayre and Table Top Sale. Free entrance. Crafts, Jewellery, Wool Work, Bronze Figu- Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Sat 31 May 9.30am - 1pm rines, Greeting Cards, Dog Coats and Beds, Ladies Road Verwood bags, Kids Bags, Scarves, Purses and Wallets. Tea, Coffee, Cakes & Hot Food Served all the morning. Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Verwood and District Horicultural Society presents Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. Join by Thu 5 Jun 7.30pm "Herbs-More than Stuffing Balls" a talk coming along and introducing yourby Neil Lovesey self. Chairman 01202 814376 “Adventure in the Woods” for ages 3-8, from 10 Edmondsham Forest School, BH21 - 12.30pm or 12.30 or 10 - 4. Half days or whole days spent in the 5RE, between Cranborne and VerSat 7, 21 Jun 10am woods, nature crafts, campfire cooking, walks, pic- wood. Contact Kirsteen Freer on 10am - 4pm nics etc. £8 for morning and £20 for the day includ- 01725 517807. ing lunch and snacks. Wimborne Minster Folk Festival, Wimborne Minster 6pm - 9pm (Fri) Folk Festival promises 3 days of 'folk, family and Wimborne town. 13 -15 Jun 10am - 5pm (Sat) fun', with the much-loved mix of dance displays, 10am - 4pm (Sun) family activities, workshops & stalls on the historic minster town's streets. Verwood Concert Brass presents its Coffee Morning Concert. Listen to the Training Band whilst having a Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Sat 21 Jun 10am - 12noon cuppa refreshments. Raffle, Cake, Gifts & 2nd Hand Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. Book stall. Tickets on door: £2 (inc drink) Tue 20 May 7.30pm

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Ringwood came alive one May day last year when the town was filled with with music, song, dance, street theatre, jugglers and more. It was such a success that another Fanfare for Spring is planned for this year on Saturday 17th May. In addition to many of last year’s street performers there will be a traditional song and dance group from Normandy, a ukele band, a solo HANG player, and Melafaemons, an exciting roots/folk band with a hint of rock, jazz and reggae. The popular Ringwood and Burley Band will start the festivities and entertainment will be found through-

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Verwood’s new Youth Band off to a winning start!


n Sunday 12th January 2014 history was made as it marked the formation of the brand new Verwood Youth Band, set up as part of Verwood Concert Brass, and only two weeks later it had already won trophies! Although Verwood Concert Brass, now in its 150th year, has a long tradition of nurturing brass players of all ages, it has never had a Youth Band. So the Verwood Youth Band was established to not only give Verwood Concert Brass’ under 19 year old players such an opportunity but also other young players in the area the chance to gain that experience. Mike Dunnings of Verwood Concert Brass and the driving force behind the setting up of the Youth Band said “Although we already had

a core of good young players within Verwood Concert Brass we needed more to make up a whole band. We put the word around that all young players would be welcome to come along but to be honest it was a bit of a leap of faith as to how many would turn up for the first rehearsal. But I needn’t have worried as we ended up with a great bunch of young players. But would they be ready for the first youth band contest in just two weeks?” With a total of only two rehearsals under their belt, on the 25th January the 22 players of VYB headed off to the Trafalgar School in Downton to compete in the Wessex Brass Band Association Youth Contest. On the day, Emma Graves won the soloist trophy and Rowan Powis won the youngest player trophy.


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eyond the grand boulevards and iconic monuments, the French capital has a few secret places known only to the Parisians. Who wants to join the crowds on the river Seine when Canal St Martin beckons with an air of countryside? Here, fishermen doze on the banks, boats glide through the locks and ancient bridges and traditional inns mingle their reflections. You can cruise on emerald waters, cycle or walk on the tow path or join the Tai Chi adepts moving in slow motion under the chestnut trees. Just a stone’s throw away, you reach La Villette, a futuristic park where the great Géode cinema sphere complements a Science Museum and Cité de la Musique. All around is a maze of elevated walkways and bright red follies sprouting like toadstools among immaculate lawns. There are curving stone seats with incorporated lights, fountains and jade-coloured pools, a bamboo grove and a 19th century cattle shed turned into a cultural venue. La Villette is only one of many parks in Paris barely visited by the tourists. On a sunny afternoon, families, young lovers and old folk flock to the scenic Buttes de Chaumont,

- off the beaten track

well worth the climb for the views right across the capital to the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. You couldn’t dream of a more restful place with valleys and lawns and weeping willows tumbling down to the waterfall and man-made lake. But what can you do with a viaduct when trains no longer run on it? Paris is not just a glamorous face, it’s creative. Imagine scores of pink brick archways glowing in the light, stretching along a plane tree avenue, each one converted into a glassfronted boutique or workshop, plus a pavement café or two, and you have the elegant ‘Viaduc des Arts’, a treasure trove of painted furniture and restored antiques, old maps, wrought iron, brass, paintings, sculptures, picture frames and period costumes hand-sewn for the stage. But the planners went one step further, creating a hanging garden along the track with water features and lavender hedges and, at times, plunging views over the streets, heading all the way to the Bois de Vincennes. With its boating lake, its wild woodlands and floral gardens, Vincennes is the perfect escape. Here, the Parisians play pétanque, sunbathe

in lush meadows or ramble through the forest, picking blackberries or looking out for squirrels and birds. The rural atmosphere of Vincennes is no secret but here and there in the capital are other villagelike areas. Look out for the tree-lined rue de Mouzaia where bright façades recall the southern sun even on a winter day and villas with tiny rose gardens climb up the cobbled alleyways. Or make your way to the Belleville market, awash with exotic fruit, spices and herbs, Norwegian salmon, octopus, watches and T-shirts. The hill top reveals a lovely panorama over the city, framed by one of the last Parisian vineyards. Looking for culture? Try one of the unusual museums, romantic life, textiles, magic, or the house of Victor Hugo, author of Les Misérables, on Place des Vosges, then relax in the Luxembourg Gardens where men play chess in the shade and toddlers sail their boats on the ornamental pond. Flower beds bursting with colours meander along the paths while on the river bank, the Eiffel Tower looks down on the scene and a few Parisian secrets just off the beaten track. by Solange Hando


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Wolvercroft World Of Plants celebrates 25 years Henry Fookes invites you to “Come into our garden!”


enry always enjoyed gardening with his father and while at school he naturally started his early gardening career on the family farm at Milton Abbas, near Blandford. Some years later in 1989 after looking for a small business to develop in Dorset, Henry with his wife Kate and their two young sons aged seven and five finally found Wolvercroft Nursery and Garden Centre up for sale. It was ideal for their growing family so they all moved to Alderholt and are still there twenty five years later.

Wolvercroft 25 years ago in 1989

Will, Kate, Henry and Brian Fookes Henry’s favourite of the items that Wolvercroft sells is the wildflower seeds. He is very passionate about protecting the country’s wildflowers, bees, butterflies and songbirds and not only does he sell the seeds but also uses them in the garden areas to encourage beneficial insects. Wolvercroft considers itself a “hidden gem” since a small wooded area conceals the garden centre from view and most new customers are surprised at the size of Wolvercroft and the range of stock they have .

Wolvercroft Garden Centre improvements over the years. 1989 - Began business. 1994 - Tea room first opened. 1995 - Undercover area opened. 1997 - 1st shop extension under glass. 1999 - Tea room extended. 2000 - New compost are added. 2003 - Car Park extended. 2nd shop extension for tills added. 4 further acres purchased. 2007 - Tea room kitchen extension added. 2010 - Camp site opened. Over 60’s discount card. 2011 - Larger undercover extension added. 2012 - Customer Reward card introduced

Wolvercroft Camp site opened 2010

Wolvercroft today in 2014 Henry says that Wolvercroft’s USP (Unique Selling Point) is the attention to detail that many garden centres overlook. Watering, for instance is still done by hand and is reliant not just on irrigation; this means that on a daily basis all plants are checked for quality. What gives him the most pleasure in his business is seeing what he and his wife, with the help of their team of staff, have built up over the last 25 years. The Wolvercroft philosophy is that the success of the business lies in offering wonderful, quality plants and products alongside friendly advice from knowledgeable people.

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Portrait of a Dorset Artist London is the place where most artists want to show their work and for one Dorset artist this has become reality.


Carolyne Moran from Corfe Mullen has submitted paintings 26 times to The Bankside Gallery in the capital and has won two awards there. Each year she also shows her work with the New English Art Club at The Mall Galleries, London as well as at the Royal Institute for painters in Watercolour. “When I began exhibiting in London I was approached by galleries and publishers,” she says. “As a result I now have works in numerous art books and am also in Who’s Who in Art.” Carolyne draws much inspiration from Dorset especially Portland where she paints most weeks, staying there for a few days and working solidly in her friend’s studio overlooking the sea. “If the weather is good I might work in her garden, which also overlooks the sea,” she says. “I am so inspired by the view every time I go. Wherever I am I want to paint and draw – I recently returned from rural Turkey. Having painted there it was so hard to leave because there were months of paintings to be made there.” Her desire to draw and paint started at a young age. While at boarding school she recalls how she used to get out her sketchpad and draw “when everyone else was asleep”. Completing her foundation course at Bournemouth she went on to graduate with a fine art degree from Exeter where she won an award for her work. “After that I studied for my PGCE at Cardiff University,” says Carolyne who became Head of Art at an independent school in Bournemouth. At her home in Corfe Mullen, Carolyne works from her studio from where she teaches twice a week. It is open by appointment and she also welcomes commissions. Carolyne is opening her studio at 27 Blandford Road, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3HD. Tel: 01202 692167; 07958 393152. during Dorset Art Weeks, May 26 to June 8, 2014.

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Doctors’ Numbers

Fire Stations

The Cranborne Practice 01202 822825 (Verwood) Lake Road/Newtown Road

Cranborne Fire Station 01305 252600: Non emergencies

The Cranborne Practice (Cranborne)

01725 517272

Verwood Fire Station 01305 252600: Non emergencies

Three Legged Cross Surgery 67/71 Church Road, Three Legged Cross

0844 5769435

The Verwood Surgery, 15 Station Road

01202 825353

Dr H J L Morris And Partners 01425 653430 The Surgery, 12 Park Lane, Alderholt Dorset Emergency Care


Dentists’ Numbers Forest Lodge Dentist Surgery Vicarage Road, Verwood

01202 827272

Verwood Dental Care 35 Ringwood Road, Verwood

01202 824177

Lakes Dental Practice 01202 823345 Unit 4a, The Old Crossroads, Verwood Fordingbridge Dental Highfield House, Bartons Rd,

01425 652331

Dorset Dental Helpline

01202 854443

Emergency care (after hrs)

0845 7010401


Lloyds Pharmacy, VERWOOD 01202 822364 23 Station Road, Verwood. Mon - Fri: 9-6:30, Sat: 9-1, Sun: Closed Lloyds Pharmacy, FORDINGBRIDGE 01425 652300 1 Salisbury Street, Fordingbridge Mon - Fri: 9-6, Sat: 9-5.30 Boots, RINGWOOD 01425 474170 11 Southampton Road, Ringwood Mon - Fri: 8:45-5:30, Sat: 9-5:30 Boots, CASTLEPOINT 01202 549971/548139 Castlepoint,Bournemouth. Mon - Fri: 9-8, Sat: 9-7, Sun: 10:30-4:30 Bretts Pharmacy, ASHLEY HEATH 01425 470982 High Street, Ashley Heath. Mon - Fri: 9-5:30, Sat: 9-1 Morrisons (in Store),VERWOOD 01202 826555 Chiltern Drive, Verwood Mon - Fri: 9-1, 2-8, Sat: 9-1, 2-6, Sun: 10-1 Verwood Pharmacy, VERWOOD 01202 828499 Lake Road Surgery, Lake Road, Verwood. Mon: 7am-11pm, Tue-Fri: 6.30am-11.30pm, Sat: 7am-11pm. V-4/14

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Police Stations

EMERGENCIES - 999 and ask for ‘police’ Verwood Police Station Non emergencies: dial 101 or 01202 222222


VERWOOD RECYCLING 01202 828083 Somerley, Verwood Road, Ringwood 1 April - 30 Sept: 8am - 7pm 1 Oct - 28 Feb: 8am - 4pm 1 March - 31 March: 8am - 5pm


1 Durrant Road, Bournemouth, 01202 551999 / 0845 790 9090

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Verwood Concert Brass Band Hall, Moorlands Rd Gordon Simpkin 01202 813805 Monday: 10am - 3.30pm Wednesday: 10am - 3.30pm

School Terms & Holidays

Please Note: School term and holiday dates are usually set over 14 months in advance of the academic year. They are based on a school year of 195 days although individual schools can use 5 of these days for staff training. Parents should contact the individual school to find out when their training days will be. All dates taken from and for Dorset and Hampshire dates that are in white are where days differ for Hampshire. Term/holiday Spring Term: 6 Jan - 4 April 14 Half Term: 17 Feb - 21 Feb 14 Easter Holidays: 7 - 21 April 14 Summer Term: 22 April - 22 (23) July 14 Half Term: 26 May - 30 May 14 Summer Holidays: 23(24) July - 29 Aug 14(1 Sept 14) Autumn Term: 1 (2) Sept - 19 Dec 14 Half Term: 27 Oct - 31 Oct 14 Christmas Holidays: 22 Dec 14 - 2 Jan 15 UK holidays Easter: 18 - 21 April 14 May Day: 5 May 14 Spring Bank Holiday: 26 May 14 Summer Bank Holiday: 25 Aug 14 Christmas: 25 & 26 Dec 14 New Year: 1 Jan 15 More useful information overleaf


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Utilities / Emergencies

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Local Councils & Agencies

Electricity - Emergency -SSE Emergency Gas - Emergency BT Faultline Water- Brmth & West Hants

0800 36 59 00 08000 72 72 82 0800 11 19 99 0800 80 01 51 01202 590059 0845 2720845 0845 600 3600 08702 41 46 80

East Dorset District Council Dorset County Council Verwood Town Council Wimborne Town Council Colehill Parish Council Environment Agency Floodline(warnings & Advice)

01202 88 62 01 01305 22 10 00 01202 82 08 80 01202 88 16 55 01202 88 77 86 0800 80 70 60 0845 988 11 88

Sewerage – Southern (& water)- Wessex National Emergency

Bournemouth A&E NHS Direct Bournemouth Hospital Poole Hospital Salisbury Hospital

01202 70 41 67 0845 46 47 01202 30 36 26 01202 66 55 11 01722 33 62 62

Train Times / Enquiries National Express Coaches Bournemouth Airport Traveline (Bus, Coach, Ferry & Rail) AA (Automobile Association)

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Southampton Hospital

023 8077 72 22 01202 85 64 10

RAC (Royal Automobile Club)

0800 82 82 82

Wilts & Dorset Bus Enquiries

08457 09 08 99


Wimborne Hospital


Citizens Advice Bureau 01202 88 47 38 Visitor Information—Wimborne 01202 88 61 16


Helplines Samaritans Drinkline Careline (Counselling) Carers Line National Debtline RSPCA -Ashley Heath Al-anon (10am-10pm) year round Relate-Dorset & South Wilts

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Post Offices

VERWOOD 01202 829712 11 Manor Road, Verwood, BH31 6DS. Mon,Tues, Thurs & Fri 9 - 1, 2 - 5.30; Wed: 9 -1, Sat 9 - 12.30 CRANBORNE 01725 517221 3 Wimborne Street, Cranborne, Dorset, BH21 5PP Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9am – 5.30pm Wed, Sat 9am – 12.30pm. Lunch 1pm – 2pm THREE LEGGED CROSS 01202 822002 Verwood Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 6RJ Mon – Fri 9am – 5.30pm. Sat 9am – 12.30pm


VERWOOD 01202 822972 1, Manor Road, Verwood, BH31 6DS ◄More useful information overleaf

Childline NSPCC National Drugs Helpline Age Concern Seniorline Community Legal Advice Direct Alcoholics Anonymous, 24 hours:

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Calling all local businesses..... Verwood Business (Verwood and District Chamber of Trade) brings together like-minded businesses and individuals to share, support and train each other through networking, workshops and business-generating opportunities. Philip Moses, Chair of Verwood Business, says, “I would strongly encourage local businesses to join us at our regular Chamber events. We have a range of networking and social events, breakfast meetings, training seminars and

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Local Business Directory Your quick guide to everyone and everything local in your Magazine ‌

Accommodation Squirrel's Oak B&B 45 Activities Stagecoach Ringwood 25 Advertising Roundabout Mags 27,38,46 Antiques Dealer Millers Antiques 35 Bathrooms/Bedrooms/Kitchens Brian's Kitchens 2 Dunkley Tiles 5 Matthew & Son Kitchens 31 Beauty, Health & Fitness Accentuate 45 Dorset Massage Therapy 7 Eileen Grant 19 Hair One 2 One 45 Josie Young-Massage 2 Range of Motion 23 Tanya Dominey-Fitness League 45 Building Services / Home Improvements Graham Histed 1 Harper's Home Improvements 7 Hart Maintenance 35 Homestyle Property Maintenance 47 In House South 13 JM Installations 43 MC Brickwork 27 More Than Loft Ladders 15 Richard Pestell Property Maintenance 45 Verwood Builders 39 Carpet & Upholst. Cleaners Martin Scammell 35 Central Heating & Plumbing Circle Heating 43 M Jackson Plumbing & Heating 25 SMR Gas 19

Children's Education & Care (inc. Schools & Nurseries) Edmondsham Forest School 45 Forest Pre-School 45 Verwood Day Nursery 24 Chimney Sweep Oliver Chimney Sweep 40 Chiropody Home Chiropody Visiting 1 Teresa Dimond Chiropodist 45 Clairvoyant Hazel McLister-Brewer Medium 18,29 Computer Services Tec Check 47 Discount Store Verwood Surplus Stores 11 Domestic & Office Services 123 Cleaning 23 All Mopped Up 13 Utter Clutter 45 Electrician Dorset Electrical 35 Flooring Contakt Carpets 34 Flooring Elegance 11 One 2 One Carpets & Flooring 3,41 Verwood Carpet Company 18 Garden Centres Wolvercroft World of Plants 36 Garden Services & Supplies Fayrewood Trees & Landscapes 1 Garden Designs 27 Greenthumb Lawncare 34 Hill Meadow Gardening & Landscaping 23 Mobility Equipment A to B Mobility 2

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