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Charminster residents are being encouraged to think about how much food they throw out as national figures show the average family wastes £50 of food a month.
In Bournemouth a massive 38 per cent of all rubbish thrown in the Little Bin (refuse) is food and the Council’s Recycling Team is encouraging residents to think more about food waste to help reduce the amount and save money too. The Council is supporting the ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ campaign urging people to think about how they use shop, store and cook food items they buy.
Top Five Food Waste Tips
- Learn to use your freezer better
- Use an online portion calculator for items such as potatoes, rice pasta – often too much is cooked and thrown away.
- Plan a weekly menu and use it to draw up a shopping list
- Learn how to maximise your leftovers through recipe ideas found at www.lovefoodhatewaste.com/recipes
- Stock up your store cupboard on long life essentials and herbs and spices to jazz up everyday food items
The next Queens Park & Charminster Community Forum is taking place on Thursday 13 June 2013, 7.30pm at The Brunswick, Malmesbury Park Road.
The forum was set up for the local residents to share views, raise issues and attend meetings about the development of the area.
Find out more: www.queensparkandcharminstercommunityforum.co.uk
Peppinos is having a grand re-opening weekend starting Thursday 28th March.
On Thursday 28th there will be a Soul Party, Alexander Clarke on the 29th.
On Saturday 20th there is Zig Zag/Clouds Reunion and on Sunday 31st March Ben Pedley.
Peppions is an Italian fusion restaurant and lounge bar in the heart of Charminster and regularly has fantastic live music.
Book a table on 0120 292727.
The Churchwardens and Parochial Church Council of the parish church of S. Francis if Assisi Bournemouth, are pleased to appoint Jonathan Lane as Director of Music.
Jonathan took up his position officially in January 2013, but also assisted for Christmas services that included Nine Lessons and Carols.
Jonathan has been involved with the church all of his life. He came from an evangelical background and has gradually moved towards ‘high’ Anglican church. From just a few years old he wanted to play the organ and worked hard to achieve this goal through his late teens and early twenties. Jonathan studied as a communication engineer before studying music at Goldsmith’s College, gaining a music degree and several diplomas. He enjoys music in the church enormously.
The Lions Club of Bournemouth cordially invite you to a “Meet the Lions” evening.
Come along from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on 18th April 2013 at Moordown Community Centre on Coronation Ave, Moordown BH9 1TW.
This is your chance to find out what Lions do and if you could take part. All funds raised are used to help others locally and throughout the world. The Lions Motto is “WE SERVE” Supporting Youth, the Elderly and those in need. Your help would make a difference!
Everyone is welcome to take part in Saturday Kitchen on Saturdays 16th of March at the Queens Park Centre.
Enjoy a cookery session where parents/carers can make healthy low cost meals with their children.
Held from 10am - 11.45am.
Saturday stay and plays are also great for dads who have weekend access and are looking for activities to take their children to.
'Easter Eggventure' is a free family fete and charity fundraising dayin aid of Autism Wessex. It's taking place on Saturday 16th March 2013 at the Muscliff Community Centre, Bournemouth between 11 - 3pm.
The event is an Easter themed fete including a chance to meet Mr Bunny and a variety of stalls fun for all the family. Come along and try - Easter Shy - Lucky Dip - Guess the number of Sweets in the Jar - Mystery Boxes - Hook a Chick - Egg Decorating - Face Painting - Hot Drinks - Homemade Cakes
There will be some activities going on outside as well, including mini Easter Egg hunts for the children and a chance to participate in the story behind the event.
There will also be the chance to buy Raffle Tickets from the Autism Wessex Stall with amazing prizes such as tickets to the BIC family festival, tickets for Paulton Park, vouchers for restaurants and more!
Residents disposed of a record 4,849 tonnes of garden waste in 2012 compared to 3,981 tonnes the year before.
The average household on the scheme recycled 173.2kg of green waste last year, meaning the borough is disposing even less waste in the rubbish bin with garden waste instead going for composting.
Now there are hopes for even greater results in 2013 as the Council has agreed all 1,300 people who were on the waiting list for a collection service will now join the scheme this Spring. It means 30,000 households in the town will now receive green waste collections.
Councillor Michael Filer, portfolio holder for Cleansing & Waste, said: “I am delighted to see so many residents of Bournemouth are keen gardeners and want to do the right thing when disposing of all their green waste. It is pleasing to be able to offer everyone on our waiting list the chance to join our green waste scheme as together we can recycle more and waste less. It means officially we are diverting 81 per cent of all Bournemouth’s waste from landfill with all indications showing that these figures are expected to improve even more this year.”
The Queens Park & Charminster Community Forum is taking place this Thursday 10 January, 7.30pm @ The Brunswick Pub, 199 Malmesbury Park Road.
Why not come along to the next meeting of your AREA FORUM…your link with the Council and The Bournemouth Partnership.
Charminster is experiencing ever increasing numbers of Houses In Multiple Occupation (HMO’s). Are YOU having problems with HMO’s or anti-social behaviour? Suffer no more!!
Meet the new council team that can help you. If you have an opinion, tell the Council’s team what you think!!
Peppinos Restaurant & Bar have live music events nearly every Friday & Saturday and lots going on this December.
Friday 14th December 10pm - 1am – Live Music with The Lizzards.
The Lizzards are a fab 4 piece rock band and they are back at Peppinos. So come on over and rock your way into Saturday morning. Free entry as always.
Saturday 15th December 10pm - 1am - The Legendary DJ Martyn the Hat is at Peppinos.
No introductions needed. He is a legend on the Bournemouth circuit. The amazing Martyn the Hat will be laying down the tunes and getting you up on your feet. Free entry as always.
Charminster Christmas Tree ‘Switch on’ & one off late night Shopping
Held on The Forecourt of The Richmond, 153 Charminster Road on Thursday 29th November at 5.45pm. Local Choir Singing Carols. Come along and join in the Fun & get in the Christmas Spirit.
Christmas Workshop For Children at Charminster Library
Saturday 8th December 10am-12pm
- Make snowflakes and a Christmas Card & Sing songs & Listen to stories, have your face painted. 12 Days of Christmas Quiz & Play traditional Christmas Games.
All children welcome. Over 8s can be left during session with an emergency contact number. No booking required.
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