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Edition 5 April/May 2011




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It seems Southbourne loves the Royals, or maybe we just love a good party. Southbourne is holding more Royal Wedding Street Parties than any other area in Bournemouth, find out more on page 12. Also in this edition we have details and special offers from four top local eateries, news and events from across the area and an interesting piece of local history (see page 22). Remember to shop local and support your independent traders in the area. CONTENTS Page Local News & Events 4-5 Easter Competition 6 The Beach Hut cafe 7 The Larder House 8 Patriotic Southbourne 12 Hungry Husky 13 Southbourne-on-Sea Map 14-15 Sands Hair Design 16 Studio Shotz 17 Essential Therapy 18 Social Groups & Things To Do 20 Domestic Angels 21 Local History - Fisherman’s Walk 22 Ice Cream at Timeless 23 Useful Contacts 24-25 Treasure House 27 50 Years of Bournecoast 26

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Southbourne-on-Sea News Local news from around the area New Businesses Flock to Southbourne Southbourne is attracting a number of new business ventures to the area and more than ever we want to promote shopping locally. The most recent additions include the Southbourne Garden Store, a Polish Delicatessen, The Larder House and The Beach Hut cafe. Opening at the beginning of May is Pete’s Pantry, they will offer an old fashioned tea room style with freshly baked produce, cream teas and more. For the latest information from Southbourne visit our website where you can sign up to our free email newsletter. Southbourne Creative Hub Makes Progress

On Thursday 24th March a group of local residents and business owners came together at the Beach Hut cafe to witness the launch of the Southbourne-on-Sea Creative Hub. The aim of the Hub is to be a network of people involved or interested in the arts and creativity in the Southbourne area. Cathy Jones is spearheading the project which is based around the Bradleys Restaurant building. If all goes to plan, the property, offered by Foxes Property Management, will be refurbished appropriately and then made available for use as a community resource for a range of activities, group meetings and other cultural arts projects. Cathy told us more, “After some great feedback from our feature in the Feb/March edition of the magazine, I have been contacted by a number of local groups and I have also received a £500 grant from a ‘dragons den’ style start up fund set up by Bournemouth Council.” If you would like more information about the project please visit or email Cathy directly


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Mother’s Day Independent Senior Living Event 2011. Open Day at the Pavilion to engage with service users, family members and residents on issues affecting independent senior living. More info 01202 452791 Dorset Music Awards The 2011 Grand Final at The o2 Academy in Boscombe 7pm - 1am Good Friday Easter Monday Easter Event at Fishermans Walk - 2 - 5pm, Nature Trail, Egg Hunt, Easter Bonnet Competition, Live Entertainment and Refreshments Royal Wedding (see page 12) Boscombe Tea Party (see More events online Visit for a full interactive calendar. Email to get your event added in the next edition.

Hengistbury Head Wildlife Photography Competition

This competition is looking for the best and the most creative visions of Hengistbury Head’s wildlife. The winning photograph and two runners-up in each of the two categories will be displayed at the entrance of the Nature Reserve and published on the Hengistbury Head Supporters’ Group website. 22 of the best photographs will also be displayed in Bournemouth Library for a month in 2012. Send your best photo to Gabrielle Delbarre, by email:

Easter Competition Win a designer bouquet from Southbourne Florists

In our Easter competition, you have the chance to win a designer bouquet from Southbourne Florists. To enter the competition you need to work out which of our bunnies below can get to the Easter Basket at the end of the maze. Only one can get all the way. Email you answer, name and address to You can also enter on our website for free.

One correct winner will be picked at random and informed by email. One entry per person. The judges decision is final. There is no cash alternative. Your information is protected by the Data Protection Act 1998. Competition closes 30th April 2011.


Exciting Offer from New Café


2 Full English Breakfasts for £5!

We had a chat with Clive and Lee, owners of The Beach Hut, a brand new licensed café in Southbourne-on-Sea. They bring a wealth of catering experience, most recently running The Bay Tree in Highcliffe for three and a half years. The café has a bright beach theme and also sells pictures and gifts. They focus on good value home cooked food offering breakfast, lunches, coffee and cakes, as well as Sunday lunches. As well as operating in the daytime, the boys have an evening events programme with a murder mystery dinner and a curry and quiz night planned. The Beach Hut is situated on Belle Vue Road at Southbourne crossroads, which is an area rapidly regenerating. In addition to the exciting new Soutbourne Creative Hub project (see page 4) a new Co-op food store will be opening in the “Beds are uzzz” unit. In case you needed another excuse to visit, cut out the advert below and take it to The Beach Hut and enjoy two Full English Breakfasts for an amazing £5.

Atisan Foods & Fine Moods only at The Larder House

Expect a warm welcome at The Larder House, owned by James and his dedicated team of craftsmen, Quentin, Luke and Jon. James told us more about their philosophy and unique cafe/ restaurant concept, “Artisan foods & fine moods summarises our ethos of showcasing quality and crafted ingredients whilst using traditional cooking techniques (our wood oven) and pairing them with specially sourced and creatively presented beverages. The knowledge and care within the team really aids in delivering the products we love. We aim to send our customers on a journey of discovery whilst creating a relaxed and informal atmosphere.” Everything you see inside was built by James and his team who each specialise in their particular area of The Larder House. For example, the wood burning oven is head chef Quentins domain and he is very passionate about the food he uses to produce his dishes, including artisan pizza, Jaffles (sandwiches) and the weekly specials each day. Moving over to the tea and coffee corner, you will be greeted by Luke who ran me through their selection, “We offer Cornish grown loose leaf teas and coffee sourced ethically direct from the farmers.” James told us more about the build, “It took us six weeks from getting the keys to build the new kitchen and bar area and we recently opened up the garden. It is such a great space and we’re looking forward to welcoming local residents and visitors to the area.” The Larder House offers two menus for during the day and evening meals, complemented by an extensive wine selection. C








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Most Royal Wedding Street Parties Planned

The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will take place on Friday 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London. The day is destined to be a global media event and with a public holiday there are a number of street parties and events planned within Southbourne and across Bournemouth. Sara Rickett is the Events Coordinator for Bournemouth Tourism and told us about the number of street parties planned locally. Southbourne looks to be the most patriotic area with 6 street parties planned. Boscombe follows with 3 and just a handful across the rest of Bournemouth. At the time of going to press applications were still being submitted so these numbers might increase. Are you holding a Royal Wedding Street Party? If so we’d love to know about it and see photos from your event. Please email with your pics! The photos above are the official engagement photos released by the Palace and were taken by celebrity photographer Mario Testino at St. James’ Palace. Testino commented, "I am very happy to have been asked to cover this historic moment. I have never felt so much joy as when I see them together."

Are you a Hungry Husky?

Celebrating 1 year of trading

The Hungry Husky just off Southbourne Grove in Grand Avenue is owned and run by Lee Staines and his friendly team. Offering a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, baguettes, hot and cold food and a selection of cakes, the Hungry Husky is a welcome addition to Southbourne-on-Sea. We spoke to Lee about the past year of trading, “We’re extremely happy with how everything is running and the locals have been great, offering advice and coming back to grab a bite to eat or ordering lunch to their home or office.” Officially opened on 12th April 2010, a year later Lee is celebrating by offering a FREE slice of home made cake with any purchase on 12th April 2011. We asked Lee what advice he would give to other businesses starting up in the area, “Don’t worry about what other people are doing. Stick to what you’re passionate about and the people will come!”

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Sands Hair Design Welcoming Ruby & Emma


Sands Hair Design recently welcomed two new members to their established team of stylists in Southbourne Grove. We spoke to owners Sue and Sarah about the new additions, “Ruby and Emma bring a wealth of experience and creative flare to the Salon. When you book any hair appointment with Ruby or Emma throughout April and May, we would like to offer a complimentary gloss service worth £10*.” To make the most of this exclusive offer, mention the advert below when booking your appointment. To book call 01202 424383. *Excludes gents & under 18’s. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, discount or promotional material.

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Catch YourPhotography Bestat Studioshotz Side Opened in September 2009, Studio Shotz is run by local resident and proffesional photographer Zelda Martin. We spoke to Zelda in her fully equipped studio about the range of services she offers, “We can do everything from family portraits and stills to model portfolio work, weddings and business product photography. You can view all the images from your session on my website and select the photos you would like printed, or they can be put onto canvas, key rings and even deck chairs.” A popular service available at Studio Shotz is for hen and stag groups wanting to savour those special memories before their wedding. “Our studio is big enough for large groups and we regularly photo hen and stag groups, plus families, school groups and other special events.” Go and see Zelda at Studio Shotz or visit for more information and Zelda’s extensive portfolio of previous work.

FirstOnlySession Free at the Essential Therapy Centre Gary at the Essential Therapy Centre on Seabourne Road has a great offer available for Bowen treatments. Various athletes, tradesmen and women, office workers and children have benefited from Bowen. Gary told us how it can aid various muscle and joint problems, “It can help with headaches, shoulder pain and ease other muscle restrictions such as Fibromyalgia with only a few treatments.” Gary is so confident that a course of Bowen treatments will be effective that he is offering your first session free, when you book a course of 4 with the advert below. Some conditions such as Parkinsons and Fibromyalgia may take more than 4 treatments to feel the benefits of the Bowen treatment. To book your treatment visit Gary at the Essential Therapy Centre or call 01202 428 945.

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Social Groups & Things To Do Join a local social group

Hot Pots Lunch Club Every Monday at 12.30pm. Socialise with friends and family over a home cooked lunch at Cranleigh Community Church, 40 Cranleigh Road. Computer Tuition for Beginners Held every Tuesday from 1.30 - 3.30pm at Southbourne Library, this is the ideal time to learn more about computers and the internet. Monday Reading Group 1st Monday of every month 5.30 - 6.30pm Get together to discuss the latest book release or share thoughts about your favourite read. Held at Southbourne Library, call 01202 428784. Polish Parents Group On the first Thursday of every month at St Christophers Church Hall on Burleigh Road. From 9.30 - 11.30am. ÂŁ3 per family. Yoga Classes A traditional Hatha Yoga class with postures, deep relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation. Immanuel Church Hall, 120 Southbourne Road 6.30 - 7.15pm Meditation & Yoga philosophy 7.30 - 9.15pm Multilevel / Intermediate Yoga Baby Wriggle & Rhyme For parents and toddlers. Every Monday 10.15 10.45am and 11.15 - 11.45am. Held at Southbourne Library, call 01202 428784.

Happy 9th Birthday21 to Domestic Angels

For 9 years this April, Domestic Angels have been helping people in their homes in Southbourne, Christchurch, Bournemouth and the surrounding areas. “We’ve got a lot to celebrate, we are privileged to be a local company, employing local people, providing a service to local residents and businesses” says Samantha Acton, founder of Domestic Angels. “I want to say a big THANK YOU to all of our clients who I know will agree with me that the biggest THANK YOU of all has to go to The Angels, a completely marvellous team, all of whom have earned their title.” Domestic Angels provide weekly cleaning, spring cleaning, ironing, house work and home help services. For more information, call Samantha on 01202 267350 or email or visit

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Southbourne’s Local History by John Cresswell

Possibly the oldest feature in Southbourne is the centuries old track made by the early inhabitants of Holdenhurst who walked directly south to the coast to take part in the mackerel harvests for extra money – and perhaps a bit of smuggling. The final quarter mile, still called Fisherman’s Walk, led to ‘Sandy Hollow’, a slope allowing easy access to the beach. As the Grove and Seabourne Road area started to be developed at the turn of the twentieth century, many residents realised that the area would be without a public park. Most of southern Southbourne along the coast had been planted with pine trees by the early landlords. The plantations were dense with hardly a yard between trunks. As the new estates were being carved out with the axe, residents made a plea to the Council to save not only the track but a portion of land to the side. At a cost of £6,500 this was laid out by the District Surveyor, Edward Ingamells. On 26th May 1913, the Mayor of Bournemouth at the time duly opened Fisherman’s Walk for “the use of the inhabitants of Bournemouth for ever.” Over time, a central bandstand was added for brass band concerts, and in 1937 a rest garden was created at the seaward end. The pine trees were thinned and deciduous trees planted, such as oak, chestnut and holly. During the past couple of decades the park declined in appearance with spending cuts. A turn-about came with formation of the Friends of Fisherman’s Walk in 2006. Since then the Friends have introduced more planting, public art and now provide regular community events and obtained a Green Flag award in 2010. For more information about wildlife and the Friends of Fishermans Walk please visit

I Scream,weYou Scream... all scream for Ice Cream, at Timeless Nothing complements the sunny weather like an ice cold, ice cream. So let the season begin with a great new offer from Timeless. Enjoy two scoops of Purbeck Ice Cream and a fantastic cup of coffee for only £3.50 - cut out the advert below. Lukasz serves up delicious ice cream suitable for vegetarians, it’s gluten free and contains no GMO's, artificial flavourings, preservatives, eggs, nuts or colours. Timeless Cafe is the only place in Southbourne offering scooped Purbeck Ice Cream. At Timeless Cafe you can also create your own milkshake by choosing any flavours from their wide range of Purbeck Ice Cream. If you are looking for a great cup of coffee, Timeless Cafe will also help you have the best coffee break you have ever had! For latest news and offers visit and follow them on Facebook.


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Useful Contacts Numbers for local and national services Medical Southbourne Surgery (17 Beaufort Road) Marine Surgery (29 Belle Vue Road) Poole Hospital Bournemouth Hospital NHS Direct

01202 427878 01202 423377 01202 665511 01202 303626 0845 46 47

Dentists Southbourne Dental Practice Gentle Dentistry

01202 425616 01202 432838

Emergency Services Southbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team Bournemouth Police Crimestoppers Dorset Fire & Rescue Floodline (info and advice) British Gas (report leaks) Environment Agency

07717 201135 01202 222222 0800 555111 01305 251133 0845 9881188 0800 111 999 0800 807060

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Local Resources Southbourne Library 01202 428784 Southbourne Post Office 01202 426117 Southbourne on Sea Business Association 01202 429762 Locksmith (Westcliffe Locksmiths) 01202 316220 Broken Boiler (Gas Boiler Care) 01202 422149 24 Hour Glazier 01202 765948 24 Hour Plumber 01202 377069 Streamline Warrens Taxis 01202 555511 Dorset Lesbian and Gay Helpline 0845 388 3544 Bournemouth Council 01202 451451 Poole Council 01202 633633 National Services DVLA Consumer Direct The Pension Service Giving Blood Organ Donor Talk to Frank (drug advice) Shelter (housing) National Debtline Victim Support Childline Missing Persons Samaritans

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50 Years of Experience

Property agents Bournecoast celebrate 50 years

Established in 1960, Bournecoast is a family operated independent property agents, who manage, sell and let holiday and residential properties, providing specialist knowledge of the buy-to-let market and what makes a good investment. Bournecoast has been family run for 50 years and was established by Major W G Webb and June Webb in 1960. Over the past 50 years they have invested in a skilled workforce, ensuring it’s award winning team enjoys dealing with people and property whilst ensuring their knowledge of the whole property market is second to none. We spoke to Des Simmons who told us more, “Properties and landlords come in many guises. There are those owners who have a vast portfolio and look for capital growth and ROI. There are also landlords happy with regular rental income from a long-term let on a renewable Assured Shorthold Tenancy. However a niche market that more and more landlords are taking advantage of is the holiday letting market. There are many properties that with some simple advice are suitable to enter into the holiday market to increase their rental income. Other investors are keen to develop their investment and to produce a higher quality property that lends itself perfectly to the holiday market. Finally there are those who have no idea where to start. The test here is the ability of Bournecoast Property Agents to spot the requirements of the landlord and advise accordingly.� So, if you, a friend or family member is considering entering into the holiday lettings market or property as an investment opportunity get in touch with Bournecoast and take advantage of their local advisers and over 50 years of experience.


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April/May 2011 Southbourne Magazine  

The April/May 2011 Southbourne Magazine, including the Royal Wedding, interviews with local business, a new competition and lots more.

April/May 2011 Southbourne Magazine  

The April/May 2011 Southbourne Magazine, including the Royal Wedding, interviews with local business, a new competition and lots more.