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Welcome W Dear Readers, hilst I write, my husband is tucking into a large slice of delicious looking moist carrot cake purchased earlier this morning from the Farmers Market on Ferrett’s Green in Verwood. Unfortunately he has just discovered a new stall called ‘Favourite Things’ run by two very entrepreneurial girls from Emmanuel Middle School, Helena Gifford and Megan Lilly, featured on the cover and on page 29! Apparently even bite sized samples are available so he can try before he buys. Next time it could be mouthwatering lemon drizzle cake or chocolate cake or perhaps some cookies - oh dear! Anyway, well done girls - next stop - “Dragon’s Den” or even “Bake Off”? In this issue we have almost two Past & Present features since page 10 celebrates 150

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June / July 2014

Contents years of Verwood Concert Brass with a pic of the band as it was many years ago and a special Jubilee Fete to celebrate the event will be held on July 12th on the Rec. And don’t forget the Verwood Carnival on Sat June 28th - check our What’s On pages 28 & 30 and website for lots more local events in June and July. 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. 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 - money!

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Local events and features Community News 10,21,29,31,32 Past & Present: Pine View, Three Legged Cross 6 The Blashford Bulletin 14 Viewed From My Window: rescued cat stories by Local Author, Patricia Oliver 16 Clubs & Societies 20,21 What’s On Locally 28,30 Portrait of a Dorset Artist: Terry Whitworth 42

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ine View is situated on the corner of Lower Common and Ringwood Roads and was the home of Eli Sherred and his wife Lucy Mary Dibben who married in 1905. Their married daughter Mrs Hayter and her husband continued to live at the cottage. Eli was a cousin of Mary Jane Joy neé Gritt - daughter of William Gritt, chimney sweep who married Mary Sherred. Mary Jane Gritt married James Joy, a Market Gardener - who was a first and second cousin to Bessie Orman

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His & Herbs by Derek Thompson


rom time to time, a chat about plants or local history will develop into a neighbourly cuppa. Over the years, I’ve grown accustomed to that bewildered look when I reply, “Peppermint tea for me, please.” Especially when I follow it up by producing - magician style - a little bag of dried leaves. I used to buy it in bulk, but it’s so easy to grow that there’s really no need for most of the year. I’ve become a bit of a devotee, preferring a 50 / 50 blend of peppermint and Moroccan mint, and have been known to wax lyrical about the history, benefits and uses of mentha piperita and its horticultural cousins. It’s the point at which Anne will often look at her watch and drink up. Another easy herb to grow - because it too has all the enthusiasm of a weed on overtime - is marjoram. An old wooden vegetable box, lined and filled with soil, makes a great portable container. And, like so many herbs, the bees absolutely love it when it’s in flower. Our cat is a fan as well,

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I favour other perennials - chives, tarragon, thyme and sage (although I’ve never found a regular use for it), because they seem to grow without the need for encouragement. Hand on heart, I haven’t much of a clue when it comes to herbs and cooking. To my jaded sinuses, everything pretty much goes with anything - which might explain why I prefer the garden to the kitchen.

Most herbs have also been traditional remedies. In my quest to elevate peppermint beyond the humble humbug, I’ve learned it is caffeine free, has a calming effect on the stomach and digestion, and can be used for soothing headaches. I also read - in the library, no less - that steam from peppermint tea is good for the sinuses, which is not to be sniffed at. (Not until you’ve inhaled the minty steam, anyway.) There’s more: peppermint has antiseptic properties and is a remedy for travel sickness (when you don’t have ginger to hand). It’s also great for cooling skin irritations or inflammations. Do try it on a small area of skin first to check there’s no adverse reaction.

Curly leafed parsley seems to do well in pots, so long as it’s not over-watered; likewise for lavender (very nice in shortbread, but make sure it doesn’t become too woody by trimming it back at the end of the year) and rosemary, which is great for roast potatoes (see, I can be taught). We did try growing coriander a few times, but it never really worked out, so we transferred our allegiance to Vietnamese c o r i a n d e r. The plant needs a lot of water and I find it has an absolutely gorgeous aroma with a hint of lime. The other herb that, frankly, h a s let us down many times is basil. It doesn’t seem to matter what we do, whether it’s more watering or less watering, indoors or outdoors, feeding the soil or leaving it undisturbed. The basil always seems to check out early. However, the fact that it’s another ‘plant of interest’ to



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Verwood Concert Brass celebrates 150 Years


t’s amazing to think that Verwood Concert Brass’ origins stem back to 1864 – a year when Queen Victoria was on the throne, we had a Liberal Prime Minister, Lord Palmerstone, and Charles Dickens published the first instalment of his last complete novel ‘Our Mutual Friend’. Back in the 19th century it was not uncommon for most towns and villages to have their own band, after all there was little else by way of entertainment compared to today but as time has gone by so many bands have folded. One website lists some 6,000 extinct bands. Verwood Concert Brass is extremely proud of not just being a band that has survived but has actually developed into a banding organisation that is going from strength to strength. Never

before has it had so many members, over 90. It has two full bands, the principal band, Verwood Concert Brass, a top West of England 1st section band and the Verwood Town Band in the 4th section. There is a Training Band for adults and youngsters alike and an Acorns group for brand new starters, plus an Ensemble for exclusive events and a new Youth Band. In celebration there will be a 150th Jubilee Fete on the Verwood Recreation Ground. This will involve not only musical entertainment from all three bands but also other local music groups, plus all you would expect of a fete; activity stalls, bouncy castle, refreshments, cakes etc. It is on Saturday 12th July from 12 until 4pm, fun for all the family and free to get in. See

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


e are in the midst of summer and there are young chicks fledging left, right and centre at Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve! On Ivy Lake the tern chicks are taking their first flights and the g r e a t Juvenile Tern c re s t e d grebe chicks with their black a n d w h i t e humbug faces are becoming more independent as they are now too big to catch a ride on their parents’ backs. Ibsley Water shore is busy with a large number of waders including lapwing, oystercatchers and black - tailed godwits and the sand martin wall is still a spectacle with the parents relentlessly flying in and out to feed their hungry youngsters. With the warm weather the insect world is buzzing with life and best viewed on a sunny day. Our volunteers have started a butterfly transect this year, walking along a route every week during the summer season to monitor our butterfly populations. Species recorded so far have included red admiral, large white, small white, meadow brown, Comma s p e c k l e d wood, peacock, comma, small tortoiseshell and brimstone. In the summer the meadow is a brilliant place to just sit and be still. As you blend into your surroundings the insect world carries on around you with grasshoppers chirping, beetles climbing up the grass stems, butterflies fluttering past and

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Pond Dipping Sat 7th June and Sat 19th July to discover the weird and wonderful creatures that live in the murky depths of the water! The mixture of wetland, grassland and woodland make Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve a brilliant place for dragonflies and damselflies. Their life cycle requires wetlands for the start of their life and then the open woodland and grassland in which to hunt as an adult. We are often asked how to tell dragonflies and damselflies apart. The main way is to wait until they are sitting still and damselflies will tend to hold their wings over their backs, whereas dragonflies hold them out to the side. Or if you look closely into their eyes and see an insect with two giant footballs for eyes it is likely to be a dragonfly in comparison to a damselfy which looks more like a hammerhead shark with its eyes on each side of its head. Both adaptations help them to have excellent vision for catching their prey on the wing. If you want to learn more then book on to our dragonfly walk on Sunday

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13th July. Back on the ground the toadlets are usually ready to emerge from the lakes at some point in mid-June and in a “normal” summer, if such a thing can be said to happen anymore, the tiny toads reach a point where they are ready to leave the water but dare not risk drying out and dying in the hot weather, so hold on until a spell of wet weather when they will emerge en masse – and some years they really do migrate en masse with thousands of the finger-nail sized youngsters quite literally covering the footpaths, particularly between the centre and Ivy South Hide and elsewhere. Do be on the look out for them over the next couple of weeks – they are small, very well camouflaged and are easily overlooked until the movement of one catches your eye and you realise all of a sudden that you are surrounded!

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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.


Holly and Black Beauty

he two little kittens, Holly and Black Beauty have now chosen their paths in life. Blackie is a loving, purring, angel of a house cat. She goes out for play now and again, but home is where her heart is and the other house cats are her friends. She is so happy, she purrs even just walking around the house, and greets everyone with enthusiasm as they come back to the house after a long day of doing pussycat activities outside. However she does insist that whatever is on offer at meals times, she has to be first in the queue and has to taste all the other dishes of food in case anyone else has something better than she was offered. All the cats tolerate her and sometimes when she goes outside it is to follow them and find out what they are doing and to take lessons in catching grasshoppers. You can see her jump with surprise when they jump.

barrel outside or sleep on a bed provided in the heated greenhouse and make her own way in life, although always close at hand in the garden, playing with Blackie in the grass or on top of a pile of gravel, or just generally running around and having fun. Food is put out for her as with all our outside cats, so she is always well fed.

Blackie takes a great interest in the birds that come to the patio for food, but has not been able to get close to them, she also watches the foxes and badgers as they come, but always by this time it would be through the glass of the big window. She is enjoying climbing trees, but has not yet managed to get to the top, as the trees are still quite young and will not tolerate her weight on the branches, but she does her best. Getting back down is the difficult part. She is certainly enjoying her gift of life.

Two years after Holly decided the outdoor life was for her, she suddenly had a change of heart and started appearing at the back door for her food instead of being fed in the greenhouse. As I put the food down for her, she brushed her head against my hand, the first time anyone had touched her since we brought her back from the Vet. She wanted a stroke on her head and then her back and enjoyed it so much she then wanted to be fussed and rubbed all over, even her tummy. She had suddenly realized what a great pleasure it was to be stroked and handled. After a couple of days of this, I decided I would try and pick her up, which I did with no objections from her at all. I carried her into the house and allowed her to explore. She was hesitant at first and was very unsure of herself, so I picked her up and placed her on a bed prepared for her and she settled down. It was not long before she jumped onto my lap. She was home!

Holly never did settle as a house cat, always timid and we had never been able to touch her or stroke her and she always moved away when food was placed out for her until we retreated leaving her space to approach her food, so we were not surprised when she made her decision. Chloe tried to make her feel welcome and would often share her bed with her, but once we started letting her out she came back a couple of times, but then preferred to sleep in a hay

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he market for big SUV’s (sports-utility vehicles) is multi-facetted – ranging from Chelsea Tractors to Mud-Pluggers, with a wide array of models from almost every car manufacturer. Choices include used and even a new car for very small money, to routinely over a hundred grand of “somebody else’s” money. All with one similarity – sheer size majoring on height with a promise to go where no man in green wellies dares walk. Choose a ‘brand name’ or buy simply on price, this alternative world awaits you.

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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 Evangelical Church, Three Legged Cross 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.



Welcomes retired and semi retired people to take part in our groups and classes of social and educational interest. Contact: Brian Hawkins on 01202 829924


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 We meet on Wednesdays at 6.45PM in The United Reformed Church Hall, Manor Rd.. For further details please contact either 01202 813476 or 01202 821355.

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 Meets in Memorial Hall, Colehill, every month to hear first-class speakers. Non-members welcome Contact Barbara 01202 882590 for dates and details.

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



Open to all ladies, no matter what your netballing ability is. Come and join a lovely group of ladies who are keeping fit whilst socialising. Training at Emmanuel Middle school 7.30 til 9pm. 07912 444099

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



.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 2015 - 2016.There is now availability for regular Friday afternoon & evening bookings.

‘This was a mutual admiration society!’

t was a mutual admiration society at the end of Steve Hubble’s keyboard concert at the Hub, Verwood in April. Steve declared the Hub’s Merryfield Theatre one of the best venues in the country for keyboard concerts and the audience individually congratulated him on his selection of music and expertise. Dramatic pieces such as “War of the Worlds” and the full selection from “Les Miserables” filled the theatre without being too loud. It was clear he had done a thorough sound test beforehand. Steve’s trademark “Duelling Banjos” was a fitting finale to showcase his keyboard skills. The next Verwood Organ and Keyboard Society concert at the Hub is on Wednesday, 25th June at 7.30pm when Ian House will entertain. Full details of the Society, all concerts and the performers can be found on the Organfax website :



hree junior members of Verwood Short Mat Bowling Club helped an England under 16’s team beat a team from Wales recently and earnt a place in the England under 21’s trials which took place in Northampton in May.

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Furnishing Finesse

Is your living room looking more drab than fab? Then it’s time for an image overhaul. One or two new items of furniture, some revamps or repairs, or simply a different layout, can make all the difference, says Katherine Sorrell. Where to start Firstly, take a long, hard look at what you already have. Most of us own a collection of family heirlooms and hand-medowns, high-street buys, chainstore pieces and perhaps the odd junk-shop find. Step one is to work out what you want to keep and what should be dispensed with and what could be revamped. Then, assess your overall style – old or new, shabby chic or pristine, rustic or sophisticated, plain and slender or heavy and ornate? The key to mixing old and new is to ensure the overall look has coherence. Materials, scale and decorative style are all important, as are colour and texture. If things aren’t quite working, perhaps you can shift something that stands out to another room, or sell it on. What’s your style? • Antique Key styles are Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian. Genuine Georgian pieces are expensive but beautiful and mix surprisingly well with modern furniture. Victorian furniture tends to be heavier and on a larger-scale, while Edwardian pieces are a little plainer and lighter. • Retro Furnishings from the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies

in bright colours and unusual materials such as plastic or wire, they’re tricky to mix with other furnishings but make an eye-catching focal point. • Design classics Covetable chairs and other pieces by mid-20th century names such as Eames, Breuer, Le Corbusier, Aalto, Wegner, Day and Race. Originals are pricey; some reproductions are available. • Country Anonymous, functional wooden pieces, generally from the UK or France (the latter is more decorative). New or old, these pieces are useful, pretty and tend to work well with most other furnishings. Designing a living room layout Draw a plan (overhead view) of the room using graph paper, marking the positions of windows, door, fireplace, radiators, sockets and any fitted furniture. If using paper, cut out paper shapes, at the correct scale, to represent the proposed furnishings. Do they work as a whole, or can they be moved to create more floor space? Are there any ‘dead’ or crowded areas? Choosing and arranging living room furniture It was once traditional for living

rooms to be arranged with the fire as a focal point. These days it’s more likely to be the TV, but you can also have subsidiary focal points, such as a work of art or a view. Placing two sofas so they face each other is both comfortable and practical. Modular seating units in an L-shape (or even a U-shape) are a great alternative. In a small room, stools can double as mini-tables and be pushed out of the way when not in use. A coffee table takes up a lot of floor space but side tables are another option, as is a long, thin console table pushed against the back of the sofa. The living room also needs the right furniture in which to keep things such as DVDs, books and cables out of sight, as well as display areas for attractive possessions. Choose plain, inexpensive bookcases that can be painted the same colour as your walls, or go for a designer option such as a sleek sideboard or modular units or even Oriental and Indian-style pieces, in beautiful woods and with lovely detailing. Finally, add boxes and baskets to disguise awkward items that simply won’t fit anywhere else.


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he term Southern Spain conjures up the image of beach holidays in the sun, but the area of Andalusia has a wealth of other gems and delights to offer to the traveller, who is willing to venture further afield from the coast. In just over two hours you can fly direct from Bournemouth to Malaga, then by making use of the excellent train and coach services you are set up for a fascinating itinerary. (Cars and old town don’t mix). Seville is the capital of this region and merits a visit in its own right, but this article focuses on a week exploring the area to the south-east of this city. The tour begins in the elegant town of Cordoba - an hours train ride from Malaga. The narrow, cobbled streets lead to the town’s intriguing cathedral, a former Mosque, with its breathtaking sight of seemingly endless overlapping Moorish columns and arches in hues of red and white. Truly memorable!! There are the pleasant formal gardens of a former royal palace to visit, with orange trees, fountains and cala lilies. A real oasis of calm. A night time stroll over the old bridge with its Roman foundations allow you to enjoy the view

of the floodlit old quarter. So the journey continues to Granada up in the hills. If you are visiting this town out of the high season, remember to pack a warm coat or jacket, as the winds can whip round this attractive town. The highlight, of course, is the famous L’Alhambra, the former royal residence of Arab kings, providing a real feast for the eyes - with its elegant Moorish architecture, graceful columns, arches, mosaics, porticoes and fountains. Perched high up in the hills, it offers commanding views of the town below. Obviously, L’Alhambra is a magnet for crowds and it is advisable to pre-book your entry tickets online well in advance. Next stop on this itinerary is the small picturesque town of Ronda, renowned for its dramatically high 17th Century bridge spanning a deep gorge with steep cliffs either side, on top of which are precariously perched the old and new towns. An amazing feat of engineering!!! Then it is time to return to the bustling city of Malaga. Unlike some of the neighbouring towns, such as Torremolinos with its high rise blocks, Malaga has an air of sophistication and culture. There are a number of small excellent art galleries, including the Picasso museum not surprising, since this was his birthplace. It has an enormous cathedral, which is a mixture of architectural styles - but predominantly Baroque in nature. Interestingly, it is known locally as the Lady with One Arm, as

one of its two towers was never finished and is just a stump. Bizarre indeed!! Its best kept secret has to be the Alcazbar - again a former Arab royal residence with beautiful Moorish architecture - in effect a mini L’Alhambra, but without the crowds. It is a sheer delight to sit in the gardens overlooking the town, enjoying the warm sunshine and tranquil environment. Come to Malaga at Carnival time - the 10 days of celebration before Lent and there is a real treat to behold. In fact a mini Rio - with no end of floats and parades of young and old alike

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Local Entertainment Centres Starting from The Swans / Morrison’s Car Park, Verwood

Verwood Trad Jazz Club presents - Dixiemix Jazz The Hideaway, 17 Moorlands Road, Band. This is the support Band for Rod Stewart’s Verwood BH31 7PD. 01202 873725 or 2014 tour. Tickets, £10 on the door at 7pm. Meals 07798 721405 available in the restaurant or jazz room. LIQUORICE CLARINET QUARTET - Advanced Tickets Ringwood Meeting House, Meeting £7 - Tickets on the door £8. Early Bird tickets avail- House lane Ringwood BH24 1EY able at the Meeting house or call 01425 476324

“Adventure in the Woods” for ages 3-8, from 10 Forest School, BH21 or 10 - 4. Half days or whole days spent in the Edmondsham 10am - 12.30pm or 12.30 between Cranborne and Verwoods, nature crafts, campfire cooking, walks, pic- 5RE, Sat 21 Jun 10am - 4pm Contact Kirsteen Freer on nics etc. £8 for morning and £20 for the day including wood. 01725 517807. lunch and snacks. 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) Tickets are £20 and £15 (concessions Bournemouth Gilbert & Sullivan Society present available) from the Box Office (0844 'The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan', a Gala Concert. All Sat 21 Jun 7.30pm 8666) or profits to Macmillan Caring Locally at Christchurch. 406 The Hub, Verwood*. Tickets on the Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society present Ian door. Janetta 01202 822936 or Peter Wed 25 Jun 7.30pm House. Members £5, Visitors £7. 01202 814976 The Fuzzy Bit off Crane Drive, Verwood Carnival Funfair. Fri 27 Jun Evening Verwood Verwood Carnival. Great entertainment in the arena The Fuzzy Bit off Crane Drive, Ver12noon - early eve- all afternoon plus the funfair going on through the wood. 01202 826908 Sat 28 Jun ning early evening. Adult £3, Children £1 (free if accompanied by adult) Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Verwood and District Horicultural Society Summer Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. Chairman Sat 28 Jun 1.30pm Flower Show 01202 814376 Thu 3 Jul


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Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. Join by coming along and introducing yourself. Chairman 01202 814376 To book please contact Jim on 01425 or BlashfordNational Moth Night for Families. Family fun discov- 472760 Meet at the ering the wonderful world of moths as we take part in Blashford Lakes Education Centre, the countries biggest moth event. Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ. Children Suggested donation £2 per person. must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs. Lacy House, Wimborne, Open-air theatre, Private Lives by Noel Coward. Tick- Kingston Dorset, BH21 4EA 01202 883402. ets in advance for matinee £12 adults, £8 children Tickets 07586-860798/ under 17, evening tickets £12. Tickets bought on day tickets@wessex-actorswill cost £2 more. Saturday Craft Fayre and Table Top Sale. Free entrance. Crafts, Jewellery, Wool Work, Bronze Figu- Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood rines, Greeting Cards, Dog Coats and Beds, Ladies Road Verwood Handbags, Kids Bags, Scarves, Purses and Wallets. Tea, Coffee, Cakes & Hot Food Served all morning. Starting from The Swans / Morrison’s Motor bike ride out each Sunday. Car Park, Verwood Verwood Arts and Craft Society Talk and Demonstra- United reformed church hall, Manor tion by John Goodlife entitled Stone Carver and Road,Verwood Further info from Ann Sculptor Aitken chairman. 01202 893659 To celebrate Pedal Car weekend, they'll be children's entertainment in The Furlong's courtyard with a Furlong Shopping Centre, Ring"horse" themed pedal car and horse racing dress up The for all the kids to enjoy. Free entry and prizes to be wood won on the day. A Fete to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Verwood Concert Brass. Loads of activity stalls plus live music not only from the bands of Verwood Con- Verwood Recreation Ground cert Brass but also other local entities such as schools,choirs & other bands. Gussage All Saints Village Fete with Spank The Planks dancers/muscians, children's entertainer Jig- Gussage House, Gussage All Saints. saw James, cream teas, stalls, many other attractions. Entry £2 (under-15s free). No dogs. 2014 British Pedal Car Grand Prix in the centre of Ringwood. Racing continues non-stop until 16.00 Centre of Ringwood hrs. Over fifty hand-made cars will be driven by teams of four, with drivers changing regularly. Verwood and District Horicultural Society presents "The World of a Wildlife Photographer" a talk by David Boag

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oung entrepreneurs 12 year old Helena Gifford and 13 year old Megan Lilly (both students at Emmanuel Middle School, Verwood) launched their own business ‘Favourite Things’ at Verwood Farmer’s Market in April. “Helena has wanted to start her own smoothie and cake business since the age of 10.” said mum Sarah Gifford. “She was delighted when her friend Megan wanted to be involved too and both girls have worked really hard, perfecting their baking skills.” ‘Favourite Things’ sells home-made loaf cakes, bags of cookies and freshly made smoothies.

“We would like to thank everybody for turning up to support us on Saturday” said Helena. “We sold more than 20 loaf cakes – lemon drizzle was the favourite! We would also like to thank the organizers of Verwood Farmer’s Market” said Megan. “They have been really supportive”. The girls have received a 5 star rating from the local Environmental Health office and are studying for their Level 2 Food Handler’s course. ‘Favourite Things’ will be selling their products at Verwood Farmer’s Market at Ferretts Green (outside Costa) on the fourth Saturday of the month throughout the Summer and Autumn.

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Verwood Trad Jazz Club presents - John Maddocks’ Jazzmen. Tickets, £10 on the door at 7pm. Meals available in the restaurant or jazz room. Paws in the Park - Dog Show/Family fun day. Fundraising event in aid of WVS; Arena displays, stalls and stands, a Kids Zone full of children's entertainment, classic cars, archery, laser clay shooting, food, drink and much more. Adults £5, Children £3 and seniors £4

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Sat 19 Jul

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Sat 26 Jul

All day

Verwood Concert Brass presents its 150yr Jubilee Celebration Concert. Music from all three bands. Damerham Fair. There is something for everyone the traditional horticultural show, trade stands, stalls, demonstrations, bar, refreshments, barbecue. There is loads to do & see for the children - bouncy castle, zorbs, face painting, small fairground attractions, ferret racing, animals to cuddle & learn about. Saturday Craft Fayre and Table Top Sale. Free entrance. Crafts, Jewellery, Wool Work, Bronze Figurines, Greeting Cards, Dog Coats and Beds, Ladies Handbags, Kids Bags, Scarves, Purses and Wallets. Vikings Galore Weekend. An interesting mix of reenactors, market stalls, story telling, Dark Age music, Ancient Technology Centre demos and activities and refreshments, it is the perfect way to spend a summer’s day! Adults £5.50, Child (4-16) £2.50 Wild in the Woods. Great outdoor family fun learning basic bushcraft skills - build a shelter, light a fire, bake some bread and take away a souvenir! Suggested donation £7 per person. Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry no dogs.

Local Entertainment Centres The Hideaway, 17 Moorlands Road, Verwood BH31 7PD. 01202 873725 or 07798 721405 St. Giles Park, Wimborne St. Giles BH21 5NA. 01725 557225. E-mail:, Website: http:// Recreation Ground, Fordingbridge.www.fordingbridgesummerfes Adults £5.00,over 65 £4.00, under 16 FREE The Hub, Verwood*. Tickets on the door.Adults £8, U12 £4. 01202 828740 Damerham, well signposted from Fordingbridge with ample parking.

Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road Verwood Tea, Coffee, Cakes & Hot Food Served all morning. The Ancient Technology Centre, Damerham Road, Cranborne, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5RP. 01725 26 - 27 Jul 10am - 4pm 517618 To book please contact Jim on 01425 472760 or Blashford10.30am 3pm Meet at the Sat 26 Jul Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ. For further details and to book are limited), please contact Tue 29 Jul Marine Madness and Fishy Fun! A Wild Day Out for (places Sue Shawyer on 02380 285102. Wild (Ages 8-12 Play, explore, discover and learn on these wildlife Out! are offered in partnership yrs) 10am - 3pm themed children’s holiday activity days. Admission Days New Forest District Council and Wed 30 Jul £16 (includes a voluntary £4 donation to the Wildlife with registered with Ofsted and take place (Ages 5-7 Trust). at the Blashford Lakes Education yrs) Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ. The Showground, New Park, BrockThe New Forest Show. Free parking. Adult £19.50, enhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7QH. 29 - 31 Jul 8.30am - 6.30pm Senior £18.50, 5 - 16 £6, U5 Free 01590 622400 The Hub, Verwood*. Tickets on the Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society present Tim door. Janetta 01202 822936 or Peter Wed 30 Jul 7.30pm Flint. Members £5, Visitors £7. 01202 814976 Starting from The Swans / Morrison’s Sun 3, 10, 17 10am Motor bike ride out each Sunday. Car Park, Verwood 24, 31 Aug “Adventure in the Woods”. Whole days spent in the Edmondsham Forest School, BH21 6, 27 Aug (Age 3-7 yrs) 8.45am – 4.15pm woods, nature crafts, campfire cooking, walks, pic- 5RE, between Cranborne and Vernics etc. £25 for the day including lunch, snacks & wood. Contact Kirsteen Freer on 7, 28 Aug drinks. 01725 517807. (Age 5-9 yrs) Romeo And Juliet: The Lord Chamberlain's Men pre- Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne, a brand new, action-packed production of the 7.30pm (gates open sent BH21 4EA 01202 883402. Box worlds greatest love story. Bring seating and picnic, Dorset, Thu 7 Aug 6.15pm) office 0844 249 1895. Adults £16, settle back and be swept up in the romance, the children £10 (plus booking fee). drama and passion. Ellingham & Ringwood Agricultural Society annually presents a local traditional country show and a guar- Somerley Park, Near Ringwood All Day Sat 9 Aug anteed family day out. Single £10, Concessions £7, Hampshire BH24 3PL Children Free, Parking Free 13 Aug “Adventure in the Woods”. Whole days spent in the Edmondsham Forest School, BH21 (Age 5-9 yrs) 8.45am – 4.15pm woods, nature crafts, campfire cooking, walks, pic- 5RE, between Cranborne and VerThu 14 Aug nics etc. £25 for the day including lunch, snacks & wood. Contact Kirsteen Freer on (Age 3-7 yrs) 01725 517807. drinks. Family Night Out with 'Little Chix' UK's best Little Mix tribute act.Lots of kids' rooms will have them occupied from arts & crafts to monster inflatables to Wiis The Hub, Verwood* Sat 16 Aug 7.30pm & Playstations, while DJ Del Storey has some fun with the grown ups in the theatre.£8 Adult, £5 Child, £20 Family of Four Outdoor Theatre - The Merchant of Venice: The ever Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne, popular Rain or Shine Theatre Company return to the Tickets from 01202 841400. Seating Fri 22 Aug 7:30pm courtyard to perfom their unique take on a Shake- will be provided. Dress up warmly! spearean Classic. Sat 26 Jul

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Pam leaves Park after 16 years.


chapter in the 26-year history of Moors Valley Country Park near Ringwood closed recently with the retirement of Pam Martin after 16 years of service. Familiar to thousands of Park visitors as the face behind the information desk, Pam has stepped down from her role as Information Officer in order to spend time with her husband and three grandsons, as well as indulging her passion for family history, walking in the New Forest and enjoying her motor home and garden. Pam began working at Moors Valley in March 1998. Over the years she has researched the history of Kings Farm, the site on which the country park was created, and the old barn, which became the Visitor Centre. She has also been instrumental in monitoring the bird count in the park and seen the number of species increase from 113 to 137 over her 16 years. Among many memorable bird-related moments, Pam recalls the appearance of a stray flamingo, a Great Bustard and a blue budgie!

“I have always enjoyed the hustle and bustle of Moors Valley and I am delighted to have seen it grow and prosper over the years,” said Pam on the occasion of her retirement presentation. “I have wonderful memories of Moors Valley and all the Rangers I have worked with over the years and I will watch with interest the Park’s future progress.” Clare Gronow, Countryside Manager at Moors Valley, said “Pam’s knowledge of the Park is remarkable and her ability to recall everything from historical information to bird species and railway prices will be sorely missed. Throughout her 16 years of service she has been unendingly friendly and welcoming, even on very busy days when several hundred people can visit the information point.” Although she is retiring, Pam won’t be leaving Moors Valley completely as she intends to return as a volunteer so that she can keep tabs on the growing bird population.

Pam Martin seated, with staff and volunteers from Moors Valley Country Park and Forest at her retirement party.

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Verwood Allotments - almost there!

n 10th May 2014 Mayor Peter Richardson cut the ribbon that officially opened the Allotment Site at Verwood. Five years ago in 2009 a group of interested people formed an association dedicated to acquiring allotments for Verwood and after four years of meetings with Verwood Town Council (VTC) and East Dorset District Council (EDDC) a site was finally found in Potterne Park. The lease was signed in September 2013. It was agreed that VTC’s contribution would be to pay for water to the site and the committee would run the day to day work. Thirty four plots are available which already have a healthy waiting list. Funding has been obtained from many sources and at the time of going to press they are just waiting for the water supply to the site.

Cutting the ribbon at the official opening.

Hillside Community First School News


upils and staff at Hillside Community First School in Verwood, Dorset, had great fun joining in with the Sports Relief Mile. Leading by example, Head Teacher, Mr Roger Withey, ran, jogged and walked the children on a 1 mile course around the school grounds. The children were asked to come dressed in Sports Mufti and were encouraged to pay £1 for the privilege, all monies going to support the charity. Their efforts raised an amazing £245! Well done Hillside.

New AGFA fitness equipment for wheelchair users.


ctive Games For All, the Verwood group who successfully raised funds for fitness equipment and a multi-use games area in the Verwood Memorial Recreation Ground, have now installed two items specifically for those in wheelchairs to exercise. Local resident, Joanna Birley tried out the new equipment watched over by her daughter, Meg. Joanne’s verdict was that they were “absolutely brilliant” and their installation redresses the balance and means that she can exercise whilst her children are using the facilities in the Recreation Ground. The wheelchair items feature a post with pedals to exercise arms and/ or feet and the other has a choice of a pushup lift and a pull-down bar. Embedded rubber matting enables wheelchair users to access the

grassed area from the new footpath. AGFA had hoped to spend their remaining funds on further improvements for the Recreation Ground - additional rubber matting around the other fitness items to stop wear and tear and some extra seats, but these offers have all been rejected by the Recreation Ground Trustees, i.e. the Town Councillors. To say AGFA are disappointed would be an understatement and they will be calling a public meeting to debate who they donate their leftover funds to, so that the group’s accounts can be wound up. It will need to be a group with similar aims. For more information regarding the background to this issue please contact Angela Daymond on 01202 822549

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Spend Now, Save Later These days, we’re all being urged to return to ‘make do and mend’; to reduce, reuse and recycle because it’s economical and ‘green’. But sometimes this can be false economy – and false ecology, too. Some things may be worth replacing or investing in. appliances will need less frequent repair or replacement.


Ever hung on too long to a car that’s eventually cost more in total repairs than it did to buy? Buying a new (or even relatively new!) car is expensive, but in the long run it may save you money – depending on what car you buy. ECONOMY: A new car should be more fuel efficient, saving you money on petrol or diesel costs. Treat it well and it shouldn’t need major maintenance for years, plus a brand new car won’t need an MOT until it’s three years old. ECOLOGY: Greater fuel efficiency and lower emissions mean newer cars tend to be greener.


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The government’s FIT (feed-in-tariff) scheme offers 20 years of guaranteed, tax-free, index-linked payments to households that produce their own electricity from renewable technologies. To make the biggest saving, use as many appliances as possible in the daytime when generating your own power. ECONOMY: You’re paid for every kilowatt of energy you create, and every kilowatt you don’t use, which feeds back into the National Grid; and of course the bills from your supplier will drop dramatically too (solar panels create about two thirds of the energy necessary for a family of four). On average, installation costs around £7000 and you may need to replace the inverter, which links the panels to your domestic supply, once every 20 years. It takes around 10-12 years to get back the cost of installation. Bear in mind that the FIT has dropped dramatically over the past few years, but then installation costs are dropping too. ECOLOGY: Your household will be producing renewable energy and none will be wasted, as it’s fed back into the Grid when unused. Always research any major purchase to ensure you get the best deal for you. By Alison Runham

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Good To Be Me Therapies and Coaching is now approaching a third year practising in the New Forest area and Lisa Skeffington has helped both adults and children to overcome problems of anxiety, relationship difficulties and low confidence, along with help for physical ailments including Pain Management, IBS, Hypertension and Asthma.

isa offers discerning non-clinical consulting with discretion and comfort in Ringwood. In helping clients to improve the quality of their lives, Lisa attributes her success, both here and previously in Buckinghamshire, to her experienced approach in offering an uncommon blend of mind therapies and strategies rather than merely focussing on a single type of therapy such as CBT or counselling. Lisa explains that “a single way of working can be limiting and may not suit the character of the individual or address all aspects of the problem. Many clients have struggled to find the right help before finding their way to me...” Lisa believes this is often the reason why. If you are yet to be acquainted with Lisa and you’re teetering on the edge of seeking help, here are some reassuring snippets of how others have commented locally: ...very at ease with you straight away... I feel in control of myself and my life and I feel a sense of peace... I had no idea how to make life a happier place after trying so many times to change and failed... here I am just 8 weeks on feeling like a huge black cloud has finally and truthfully gone....Your patience, understanding and warmth have enabled me to transform my outlook and confidence... Your ability to encourage and understand my problem was comforting and reassuring... I don’t believe I could’ve gained the confidence I achieved without the sessions... the first person to offer me hope – and results!.. “I’d like to say a heartfelt Thank You to all my clients who have trusted in me to support and guide you to feel better within yourselves during my two years at the Arch Clinic, which recently closed. Your trust has helped to firmly establish Good To Be Me in the local area.”

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Portrait of a Dorset Artist Artist Terry Whitworth only visited Dorset once, before deciding he wanted to live here forever. “I moved from East Molesey, Surrey 30 years ago,” he recalls. “I’d been working in central London as a freelance graphic designer and after having two young sons my first wife and I felt we could move somewhere that gave us a better work/life balance. I remembered Dorset as being a very idyllic place so we did a bit of searching and found a cottage near Bridport.” Terry, who trained at Twickenham College of Art & Design, “loves living near the sea”. “Dorset offers great access to beaches and coastal walks,” he says. “The gentle, undulating countryside around where we live in West Dorset is magnificent in all seasons. So much of the county remains ‘un-spoilt’.” The county provides much inspiration for Terry’s paintings. “Some of my best paintings have probably taken less than an hour. Although watercolour and pen and wash have been the medium I’ve worked with for years, I’m painting on a larger scale these days using acrylics. This sort of work can take a lot longer as it changes and evolves.” His two favourite places in Dorset are “Eggardon Hill for the breath-taking views and Lyme Regis for its overall beauty”. During his career, Terry has had regular calendar and publicity commissions from companies including International Paints, British Waterways and English China Clays. His recent paintings, whether watercolour, oil or acrylic, generally combine strong elements of colour, composition and tone. Although Terry works mainly to commission his paintings can be seen in galleries across Dorset and at The Riverside Restaurant at West Bay. Between June 7 and July 27, 2014 his paintings will feature in a Creative Coverage Group Exhibition at Gallery on the Street, 153 The Street, Puttenham, near Guildford, Surrey alongside work by Chris Hall, Vivien Laura Verey and Nicky Exell (glass).

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et owners are famously free with their cash: nothing’s too expensive for a beloved dog, cat, budgie or Vietnamese potbellied pig. It’s taken a while for the technology industry to notice, but now they have and there are all kinds of hightech gizmos for your furry or feathered friends. Forget automatic pet flaps and antibark collars: the new wave of pet tech includes health monitors, cameras and even exercisers. The star of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show or its pet division at least - was Voyce, which is essentially a fitness tracker for dogs. It isn’t cheap - it’s around £200 for the collar and another £10 per month - but the pitch is that by monitoring your dog’s activity, breathing, heart rate and calories it’ll give you early warning of any potentially dangerous and expensive health problems. Voyce will go on sale later this year, and it’s entering a market that’s already looking a bit crowded: in addition to Voyce there are pet fitness trackers including Fitbark (around £60) and Whistle (also around £60). If you think that’s a bit odd,

wait until you hear No More Woof: the £50 No More Woof gadget promises to convert doggy brainwaves into human speech. Don’t expect to engage in scintillating conversation with your Shih Tzu, though: the repertoire is currently limited to “I’m hungry”, “I’m tired”, and “who are you?” The developers say that No More Woof is a work in progress, though, and early sales of the device will enable them to make it smarter, more useful and - we hope - more comfortable. We can’t imagine our own dog putting up with a No More Woof headset for more than a few seconds. Another way to get an insight into your pet’s life is to shell out for an Eyenimal camera. The Petcam is available for cats and dogs, attaches to your pet’s collar and records whatever he or she sees; you can then transfer the footage to your computer. Expect to pay around £60. Some pet gadgets appear to be practical jokes, but the GoDogGo is perfectly serious: its Automatic Ball Thrower is a £99 gadget based on the automated tennis ball machines that tennis players use in training. The GoDogGo

will happily hurl tennis balls 5 to 10 metres, exercising your dog while you sit back and relax. Have you ever wished you could take your pet bird for a walk? The people behind the Feather Tether hope you have, because their £12.99 bird harness means your bird can go wherever you are without fear of injury or “the tragedy of fly-aways”. The harness comes in five sizes and a range of colours. If you can’t always be with your pet, Petcube might be the answer: it’s a smartphonepowered gadget which contains a wide-angle camera and microphone for streaming high definition video and audio to your iPhone or iPad. There are speakers and a low-intensity laser pointer to transmit your voice and amuse your cat respectively. It’ll cost around £160 when it goes on sale. If you don’t have a pet, the iPhone/iPad app also enables you to log into other people’s public Petcubes (with their permission) and annoy their pets instead - and if it’s just the laser pet toy you want, the Frolicat Bolt automatic laser toy is currently around £20 on Amazon.

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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-6/14

EMERGENCIES ONLY: Dial 999 and ask for ‘Fire Service’

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

Verwood Age Concern

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 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 Spring Term: 5 Jan - 22 March 15 (2 April) Half Term: 16 Feb - 20 Feb 15 Easter Holidays: 30 March(3 April)-10(17) April 15 UK holidays Summer Bank Holiday: 25 Aug 14 Christmas: 25 & 26 Dec 14 New Year: 1 Jan 15 Easter: 3 - 6 April 15 May Day: 4 May 15 Spring Bank Holiday: 25 May 15 More useful information overleaf



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USEFUL LOCAL PHONE NUMBERS Police / Crime Verwood Police Station Wimborne Police Station Crimestoppers Verwood & 3 Legged Cross Neighbourhood Watch

Utilities / Emergencies

01202 222 222 01202 222 222 0800 55 51 11 01202 82 14 14

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)

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

Travel 0845 748 49 50 0870 580 80 80 01202 36 40 00 0870 608 26 08 0800 88 77 66

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

0845 790 90 90 0800 917 82 82 0208 514 11 77 0808 808 77 77 0808 808 40 00 0870 010 18 49 0207 403 0888 01305 26 22 85

Post Offices

VERWOOD 01202 829712 11 Manor Road, Verwood, BH31 6DS. Mon - Sat 9am - 5.30pm 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:

0800 11 11 0808 800 50 00 0800 77 66 00 0800 00 99 66 0808 800 65 65 0845 345 43 45 0845 769 75 55

Opening Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs 10 - 1, 2 - 5. Wednesday CLOSED. Fri 10 - 1, 2 - 7. Sat 9 - 1. For younger readers: Rhyme Time, Story Time, Chatterbooks and other activities in the School Holidays. Book Chat Reading Group. 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10am. Various Monthly Adult Group Sessions Monthly Surgeries with District Councillors. Citizens Advice Bureau Drop-in on 1st & 3rd Thursday each month. Comprehensive Information Service inc. Public Computer Network, & Photocopier facilities. Home Library Service for housebound residents.

Contact the library for more information & times



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Accommodation Squirrel's Oak B&B 45 Activities Stagecoach Ringwood 15 Advertising Roundabout Mags 38,50 Antiques Dealer Millers Antiques 1 Bathrooms/Bedrooms/Kitchens Brian's Kitchens 39 Dunkley Tiles 5 Matthew & Son Kitchens 9 Beauty, Health & Fitness Accentuate 45 Dorset Massage Therapy 33 Eileen Grant 27 Good To Be Me 37 Hair One 2 One 45 Josie Young-Massage 29 Range of Motion 49 Tanya Dominey-Fitness League 45 Building Services / Home Improvements Graham Histed 27 Harper's Home Improvements 13 Hart Maintenance 19 In House South 2 JM Installations 15 MC Brickwork 43 Richard Pestell Property Maintenance 45 SEWI UK 35 Verwood Builders 47 Carpet & Upholst. Cleaners Martin Scammell 31 Stephen Russell Quality Cleaner 23 Central Heating & Plumbing M Jackson Plumbing & Heating 49 SMR Gas 7

Children's Education & Care (inc. Schools & Nurseries) Edmondsham Forest School Forest Pre-School Verwood Day Nursery Chimney Sweep Oliver Chimney Sweep Chiropody Home Chiropody Visiting Teresa Dimond Chiropodist Clairvoyant Hazel McLister-Brewer Medium Computer Services Tec Check Discount Store Verwood Surplus Stores Domestic & Office Services 123 Cleaning All Mopped Up Utter Clutter Electrician Dorset Electrical Flooring Contakt Carpets Flooring Elegance One 2 One Carpets & Flooring Verwood Carpet Company Funeral Services Burnbake Finance Garden Centres Wolvercroft World of Plants Garden Services & Supplies Fayrewood Trees & Landscapes Garden Designs Greenthumb Lawncare Herb'll Fix It Hill Meadow Gardening & Landscaping WGC Tree Services Health & Fitness see Beauty, Health & Fitness

Picture Framer & Photography Studio Fayrewood Frames 27 Plumbing see Central Heating & Plumbing

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