• Something for the weekend 17/5/2013

    Hello everyone here is Friday's round up 'Something for the weekend' with latest news and events for the coming week. We have not had much in the way of hearing about very local events this week but below are a few which are a bus or short car ride away. Lots going on as usual and West Howe has been busy this week. The West Howe Regeneration Partnership met on Thursday and it looks like a final logo has been chosen with the help of the community and pupils from Heathlands school. The West Howe vision film is coming along nicely and the group will be filming at the Fun Day on June 2nd, please do come along and air your views on how you would like to see West Howe.

    Other news sent in this week is from the Butterfly Foundation and Dorset healthwatch, you can read these below.

    Hope you all have a great week and see you the same time next Friday

    Great Christchurch Bake Weekend & Fete

    Saturday 18th May - 19th May 2013 from 10am.

    Following on from the success of last year’s Bake Day this year the Christchurch Food and Wine Festival is launching the “Great Christchurch Bake Weekend and Fete”.

    Taking place on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May when Christchurch Quay (The Quomps)...

    Upton Wood Volunteer Day

    18 May 2013 To 19 May 2013

    Participatory Event


    2 volunteer days to cut back brambles and bracken on the heathland area. Hot/cold drinks available, please bring your own lunch if you intend to stay all day. No need to book. Meet at the Pony Drive entrance.


    Upton Wood, Upton & Surrounding

    Bournemouth 7s

    Friday 24 - 26 May 2013


    East Parley, CHRISTCHURCH

    Bournemouth Sevens Festival

    As the largest rugby, netball and music festival in the world Bournemouth Sevens is the mustattend event this summer. Described as a unique mix of Dubai Rugby Sevens and Glastonbury,the festival is an action packed weekend of sport, music...

    Christchurch Monday Market

    1 Jan 2013 To 31 Dec 2013


    A fabulous weekly market held every Monday in the traffic-free High Street and Saxon Square from 9am - 4pm. Approxiamtely 50 stalls selling a variety of quality produce including fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, bed linen, pet foods, jewellery, clothes, plants etc

    A new Company with Charitable status for The Butterfly Foundation

    As from 1st April 2013 The Butterfly Foundation is an Incorporated Company Limited by Guarantee with Charitable status. All the Trustees/Directors, staff, volunteers and members look forward to a new chapter in The Butterfly Foundation’s journey and continuing to support women, men, children and young people affected by domestic violence issues.

    The Butterfly Foundation welcome enquiries from anyone who would be interested in becoming a Trustee of the new charitable company with the skills and expertise required to help steer the charity towards a successful and sustainable future.

    The Butterfly Foundation’s new company number: 8303912 The Butterfly Foundation’s new charity number: 1150861

    If you would like further info regarding the help and support that The Butterfly Foundation can offer, please contact

    Butterfly’s office on:Tel: 01202 463016 email: office@thebutterflyfoundation.org.uk www.thebutterflyfoundation.org.uk

    Health Watch Dorset

    Healthwatch is the new independent consumer champion for health and social care, created to gather and represent the views of the public. We are presently recruiting volunteers in order to create a network of

    Healthwatch Champions right across Dorset, Poole and Bournemouth.

    Champions will have two main roles:

    1. To promote Healthwatch in their local communities, so that people know what it is, what it can do and how they can get in touch with it. Getting across the message – “Your Voice Counts: You Can Make A Difference.”

    2. To be the eyes and ears of Healthwatch at the heart of local communities, feeding back to us what people's experiences (good and bad) of services are and encouraging people to tell us their stories.

    Anyone can offer to be a Healthwatch Champion. All you have to do is be ready to promote Healthwatch in your local community and encourage people to share with us their experiences - good or bad - of health and care services with suggestions as to how things could be improved. Help get the message across that “Your Voice Counts and You Can Make A Difference”, because Healthwatch can tell the people who commission and provide services what you've told us and then work to bring about change.

    You can spend as much or as little time as you wish undertaking your volunteering activities, at times to suit you. You will receive training appropriate to your level of involvement and the support of the dedicated Volunteer Officer.

    If you would like any more information or to register as a volunteer, please contact your

    Volunteer Officer – Chris Wakefield

    Telephone on 0300 111 0102

    (calls cost the same as to 01 or 02 numbers)

    Write to him (free) at:

    Healthwatch Dorset

    Freepost BH1902

    896 Christchurch Road

    Bournemouth BH7 6BR

    Or e-mail him -enquiries@healthwatchdorset.co.uk


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