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Clowns banned from Parley fireworks ‘Spooktacular’

FEARING a clown showdown, organisers of Parley’s annual Halloween Spooktacular fireworks show on October 29 have banned so-called ‘creepy clowns’.

“This is a fun family show and we don’t want anyone to be upset by fancy dress, however harmless its intentions might be,” says event director Michael Callaghan, from Parley Country Club.

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Sarah Ali Choudhury to appear on Channel 4's Kitchen Rules

Bournemouth based chef Sarah Ali Choudhury to appear on Channel 4 My Kitchen Rules this week.

Sarah Ali is an experienced chef and restaurant manager with an Indian and Caribbean background. Being a mother of four Sarah understands that time is precious. Meals need to be prepared quickly and easily and yet they need to taste delicious!

Sarah was recently selected to compete in a reality cooking show for Channel 4, My Kitchen Rules UK, which is on air during the month of October. The show is split into several parts with Sarah’s main part being aired this week, 17th – 21st of October.

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Halloween Activity Day At UK Youth Outdoor Activity Centre!

On Monday 24th October you can become a Ghostbuster for the day! The UK Youth Outdoor Activity Centre in Avon Tyrrell is holding a brilliant taster day with a Halloween twist!

Adventurers will get the chance to explore the centre, and take part in a number of fun activities including a Ghost Hunt Mini Activity Trail! The event takes place 10am-1pm and entry is only £4 per person (parents go free!), all ages are welcome.

To find out more about the event and book tickets click here.

Diverse Abilities

Join Charity’s Glitz and Glam Gala Ball

Following on from the success of last year’s event, Diverse Abilities is hosting its second Gala Ball at Poole Lighthouse on Saturday 26 November and is inviting the local community to join them at this glitz and glam event.

Guests will enjoy a drinks reception from 6pm before sitting down to a three course gourmet meal, wine and entertainment from a 12-piece band and DJ, which will keep everyone dancing until late. The black and gold themed event, kindly sponsored by Franses Jewellers of Bournemouth, also includes other surprise entertainment and the opportunity to win great prizes.

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Small Business Saturday 2016!

Small Business Saturday events take place across the UK every year in order to highlight the importance of small businesses and the part they play in our economy.

Bournemouth and Poole will be holding its Small Business Saturday event on December 3rd, an exciting campaign where small businesses across Dorset can come together and connect with their community. Business owners have been asked to come up with a Christmas offer or promotion, to run from the beginning of December, which will then be shouted about on the Saturday 3rd December when Small Business Saturday along with partners Hot Radio, Bournemouth Town On-line and the Daily Echo take to the High Streets in Bournemouth and Poole!

To register your business click here.

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Driving lessons launch in Bournemouth for 10-17s

Creating Safer Young Drivers

-Groundbreaking sessions reduce accidents in newly qualified drivers by more than a half

-Scheme to launch in Dorset for the first time in August

A groundbreaking driver training course aimed at 10-17 year olds has announced it will launch in Bournemouth the scheme’s first venue in Dorset!


DAA has launched its Education Programme for 2016

Dorset Action on Abuse (DAA) provide a number of important services to people over the age of 16 that were victims of child abuse, these include; creative therapy, counselling and facilitated groups. The Dorset based charity has been recognized for the exceptional service they give across the area and are recipients of the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

The charity will be running two events in September 10th and October 22nd as part of their Education Programme for 2016.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Reamba Presents

Jack And The Beanstalk

A Traditional Pantomime for all the Family...

Wimborne’s Allendale Centre hosts a giant of a pantomime this festive season when Jack and the Beanstalk comes to town for a very special, one-off performance on Saturday 3 December.

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Help Fundraise for Dorset Charity While you Grill this July

Dorset Blind Association, the charity that supports blind and partially sighted people throughout Dorset to live independent lives is asking people across the county to help it raise vital funds during July by joining in its Summer BBQ event and holding BBQ’s for family, friends and work colleagues.

The charity has chosen to try and raise funds this way as it can be embraced by local businesses, individuals and community groups alike. There is no set date and time for the BBQ’s to take place, organisers simply choose the date, time and place which works best for them and the charity will provide all the resources to make the BBQ a sizzling success.

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Table Top Treasure Preloved Baby & Children’s Sale

Table Top Treasure’s baby and children’s sales are ideal for new or expecting mums that want to invest in baby clothes and toys but do not want to pay high retail prices. Whether you want to buy baby’s first teddy bear, clothing for a newborn or a new crib, you can find a range of baby and infant items at Table Top Treasure's preloved sales.

Here is a comprehensive guide to Table Top Treasure’s upcoming baby and children’s events:


Preloved, Nearly New Baby & Children`s Sale- Saturday, 24th September-10.30am-12pm-Durweston Village Hall, DT11 0QA- If you are expecting your first bundle of joy or have little to primary school treasures running around your feet then this is the place for you to find them some toys, clothes and much more a great prices! Goody bags for the first 40 customers in the queue and there is some tasty treats and refreshments avaiable in the seated area.

Diverse Abilities

Would you like to come to a fun filled Dorset event and meet new people while helping Diverse Abilities at the same time? Well, why not volunteer at a community event this year? Volunteers receive free entry to the event and once you have finished helping out you can relax and enjoy the atmosphere!

Fiona Hansford, Corporate and Community Manager, said: “Volunteering gets you out and about; you can meet new people and learn a new skill, while making a difference to Diverse Abilities. It is also great for your CV. We would not be able to achieve everything we do without the help of our amazing volunteers. So why not be one of the fantastic people who make a difference this year!”

Volunteering duties and roles can vary depending on the type of event, your duties could include manning the stall, bucket collections or running a tombola or games.

If you have some time to spare and would like to volunteer with Diverse Abilities, get in touch or visit www.diverseabilities.org.uk/getinvolved to find out more. Or call/email Fiona on 01202718266 and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


St Martins Gallery

If you are looking to visit somewhere in the Ringwood area which offers Art and a beautiful setting then .. St Martins Gallery is a place to go ..

Located in Ibsley (between Ringwood and Fordingbridge) midst thatched cottages this early Post Reformation Church building stands, originating from 1654 and surviving a fire it was initially restored in 1832. It became derelict before the present owner purchasing it as a deconsecrated building and restoring it with plenty of TLC.


Are you a couple?

Do you have a cooking partner in crime?

Channel 4’s hit show Come Dine With Me is coming to Southampton and the surrounding areas and we’re looking for COUPLES to take part!

Do you and your partner host the best dinner parties in town? Come Dine With Me are looking for the perfect partnership to create the recipe for success!

If you’re over 18 and have the combined skills to produce an amazing dinner party…we want to hear from you!

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Table Top Treasure Upcoming Events

Here is a comprehensive list of Table Top Treasure’s upcoming Craft Fairs, Table Top Sales, Ladies Evenings and Pamper Evenings:



Indoor Car Boot- Sunday 18th September- 10.30am- 12.30pm- Littledown Centre, BH7 7DX- Come and grab a bargain from our many sellers that fill 4 badminton courts of the main hall at the largest leisure centre in Bournemouth. Also joined by UW Club, Forever Living, Jenny Hayward - Independent Phoenix Trader.


WIBN New Forest and Waterside

12 noon- 2pm


Rhinefield House
SO42 7QB

Meeting Dates for 2016

  • Thursday 21st January
  • Thursday 18th February
  • Thursday 17th March
  • Thursday 21st April
  • Thursday 19th May
  • Thursday 16th June
  • Thursday 21st July
  • August will be a regional meeting date to be confirmed
  • Thursday 15th September
  • Thursday 20th October
  • Thursday 17th November
  • December will be a Regional Meeting date to be confirmed


For more information and to book to come along please contact :

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Jacqui Frampton

Or call 01202 666637 / 07824 388247


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