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Wild Poet

Lives in Oakdale

Joined: 10 March 2015

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Baiter Toilets

David H
in Oakdale
Took my dog for a walk earlier and noticed the toilets at Baiter are now open (have been closed for a while), maybe the council has seen sense?
Wild Poet
A 20p Charge is a good idea, but what if you dont have 20p on you. and if your walking the dog then there will not be any need to take any money with you. but you always carry your keys, so you could have  key system like the key you use to put your ... [ more ]

Lets Talk about Begging

Wild Poet in Newtown
On the Streets of Poole and Bournemouth, you will see people begging on the streets, Please be aware that nearly all people begging on the Streets of Poole and Bournemouth are not Homeless, they are there to con the good people of Poole and ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
My Comments are not speculation,  on experience as i am involved with a project called Sleepsafe, which gets people of the streets for good and them support in housing and any other help like recovery and help with a job, and i have spoken to many ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
All the homeless people are claiming or can claim benefits so why do they to beg.  we offered girl a warm place to sleep with a warm bed and food, because she had written sign which said, Frozen, Pregnant,  and Hungry, but she refused the offer to ... [ more ]

New parking charges and losing Poole Park train

Nadine Q in Branksome
Are the decisions to implement the parking charges now final? Is it definite that the little train in Poole Park is being moved to Upton Park?
Wild Poet
The owners Of the ark and all the other business, Have been trying to get hold Poole park Train, for years, so they can bump  the price up and over charge the public like with everything else. they own and run in Poole park,. Poole park has been ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
How does the saying go. all good things come to an End, it will be a sad thing to lose the Poole park Train, But over the years Poole Park has lost a lot of things,   Poole Park lost Poole park Zoo in the 70s, Poole Park Lost the radio Controlled ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
Hi Bob How are you, I remember you at our days at Siemens when i use to work in Security and the post room.  when i mean the radio controlled cars and boats i meant the use to be a little Area near the first car park across from what use to swan lake ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
There was a lot more to do in Poole Park in those Days but everything has disappeared  or will Disappear. i use to go swimming in the lake when it was safe to do so. I would not swim in the lake theses days.
Wild Poet
For those of you who are interested, you can see photos of Poole Park from 1901 and Later just google search Poole park Zoo. I would send a link but i dont how to Link.  looks complicated to me.
Wild Poet
my Question is it worth keeping any kind of attraction in Poole and in Poole park as no one will come or stay for long when they discover there are no public Loos.  would you, I wouldn't.

Nextdoor

Tim
in Bourne Valley
My name is Tim and I'm your neighbour at Nextdoor West Branksome I'm also one of the Leads in the neighbourhood, so I help folks out if they need any help getting started when using Nextdoor. I've lived in the neighborhood for nine years now, and ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
i wonder if you can help reset my password as i can remember my password, i clicked forgotten password icon, i then entered my email address, but nothing happened, i done this about 15 times and i got no response.

Broken sofa springs

Pete handyman at Princes Home Help 07523090790

Patricia B
in Stanley Green
Must recommend this gentleman, he's painted my hall both wall and woodwork also stripped and painted a radiator doing a lovely job. Very punctual, tidy and hard working would definitely ask back him again.

Nextdoor and privacy settings

Carol
in Sterte
Just created a new account on Nextdoor but it has carried my real name across visible in full . I see most of us on here have edited our visible name to retain on line security and I couldn't see any means to edit this under my profile? I don't have ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
i trued to verify my account my my mobile as they only send a text with a code, but it would not allow this option so the only choice i had was the Post Card Route.
Wild Poet
I want to change my details but i think i have to wait til i get the code to verify mty account before i can make any changes.
Wild Poet
I think more people will be leaving than Joining because the issue with the Address, i think nextdoor should change  their format so we can just put the area than our road, as its a security Breach, think Parkstone, poole Hamworthy upton should be ... [ more ]

Local Burglary - Parkstone (Early morning 31st Jan 2017)

Clyde B
in Bourne Valley
In the early hours of 31st Jan 2017 a few houses in the Parkstone area were entered and items have been taken. Our front-door what unfortunately left unlocked (very unusual) and they entered took a handbag and wallet.  These were found about 30 yards ... [ more ]

Plastic for blue bin

Steve O
in Rossmore
Hi,does anyone know what types of plastic can be put in the blue bin? I have some marked up as PET 04,pretty sure it can be but theres nothing that i can find on the Poole website that confirms this!
Wild Poet
I just throw all plastics in my blue bin and never had any problems,  s recycling has become very confusing, even when i was collecting the recycling with my bin Lorry it was very confusing. but polystyrene is recyclable as i use to collect ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
I Put everything that is recycle in the Blue bin, and it always get emptied,  The Government ether wants us to recycle or not recycle,  I know you can recycle polystyrene so why is the government saying you cant recycle polystyrene, Do the government ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
Dear Carol when i worked on the bins i done a recycling round and on my recycling round i collected Polystyrene and i took the polystyrene to Poole recycling centre where the polystyrene got recycled,  so why is the government telling us that ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
Dear Steve,  Its not a case of me being bothered to finding out. it about doing a job of driving a 7.5 Bin lorry and collecting General waste and collecting Recycling, So i know what is recyclable and if we treating some recyclable items as General ... [ more ]

photo copier repairs

Gordon B
in Canford Heath
can any one recommend a reasonable good photo copier repairer. Just needs a slight adjustment. Many thanks Gordon . My tel: 01202-742049.
Wild Poet
you can try copycare,  unit 2  Sharp Road which is off Alder Road.  BH12 4BG Tel 01202 737333 Or i would recommend Connect Seabourne Road. Southbourne. Tel 01202 398111

record player

Gill W
in Rossmore
Can anyone recommend someone who could service our old record player, think it was made 1950/1960 Many thanks
Wild Poet
you could try the Tv and video repair Shop in Churchill Road, Parkstone, its next to the plumbing Shop. as they also might repair Audio equipment as well.

Violin

Accommodation

Broadband

Jonno
in Parkstone
Hello, I live in Austin Avenue, work at home regularly and am reliant on a good internet connection. The Post Office provide my wireless router, telephone line rental and Broadband and they in turn use BT's services. If I am on the internet on my own ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
BT Claim to be the best  according to the TV adverts.  However i am with talk talk , and we have never had any issues with them and most of the time there 3 of us on different devices on the internet at the same time,  But you have to consider that i ... [ more ]

Carpet fitters

Wild Poet
you can try Branksome carpets on Ashley Road, parkstone.  Or Great Choice Carpets in Canford Heath.  it is recommended that you get 3 quotes.

Seeking: Kind Soul/s to Befriend Young Mid 50's Lady, with Anxiety and Agoraphobia

Friendly not so Newby D
in Parkstone
I realise it is probably a long shot, (I don't know what else to do really) but is there anyone out there within easy reach of Ashley Road, Parkstone, who has a little time to spend each day with someone trying so hard to overcome social isolation? ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
And i agree with Jackie Faithworks and a great idea as they do a lot of Good work,  The number for there office which is in Southbourne is 01202 429037.  the Service is free and the befrienders are all volunteers and have been vetted by the DBS.  ... [ more ]

Post Office.

Steve O
in Rossmore
A friend of mine went to a post office to post a letter for me,it was addressed to the Financial Ombudsman.....the guy behind the counter asked what was in it, my friend replied, not really sure to which the reply was "I cant take it then unless i ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
i just weigh the letter myself go online for the price buy a stamp to cover the cost and post it in the letter box.

washing machine

Stephanie L
in Canford Heath
if anyone is selling a cheap washing machine and can deliver as well can you let me know as my daughter moved down this way with out a thing and is trying to start again

Living in the Light

St. Clement's church in St. Clement's church
This is a short course for everyone whether you have no Bible knowledge or plenty and all stages in between. This Wednesday 23rd the topic is 'Wondering' - 30th 'Pondering' - 7th 'Receiving' and 14th 'Living'. The evenings start at 7.30 until 9 pm ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
ok i understand, my cousin sang in the choir at st Johns on sunday i wonder if that is the same choir your in

Carols by Candlelight St Johns

Colette R
in Stanley Green
Hi Everyone, It's that time of the year again when we celebrate Jesus' birth. Carols by Candlelight Service is this coming Sunday, 4pm. The choir have worked very hard to bring you a service to remember. ALL WELCOME. Look forward to seeing you there.
Wild Poet
I go to St Johns Ashley road every Sunday morning, and i cant remember reading about it on the Church information sheet. 

Good quality Sofa shop.

Fraser B
in Parkstone
I recently moved to the area and need to furnish our home. I'm looking for a good quality Sofa (new) in the area and would be grateful for any recommendations.

Lights

Diane L
in Newtown
Could someone please help just was wondering why two roads on Canford Heath still has the old street lights, When all the other roads been changed to the new ones.
Wild Poet
Some Street Lights in Parkstone,  have never been Changed, The street light outside the house i grew up in has never been Changed. infact  the street lights use to turn off in the street i grew up in at midnight,  It would save a lot of money and ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
Im talking about by replacing the lights how energy it will take on land fill. as these lights are old and i doubt very little of the old lights will be recycled, and end up on landfill, i think its better to keep the old lights and just replace them ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
im not Assuming every one is at home, when the street lights go. off, i never was when the streets were turned  off on the Council estate, i grew up on in Parkstone,  these days most have smart phones and smart phones have built in Torches, and in the ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
My Car is 15 years old im not just going to replace my car because the world says i have to update it, as long as my  car is in working i will keep driving til i need to replace it.
Wild Poet
i dont like led lights i find too bright and the awful white Glow just gives me that cold feeling, they wont save me on my electric bill and the council tax will still rise.
Wild Poet
well Said David C a thumbs from me,  i am one of those people who cant a afford to buy or run a new car with today's technology, with the Headlamp bulbs which can cost £150 each to replace and £200 just to plug the car into a machine just to find out ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
When you have a job where you have to start work at 4 or 5 am, there is no such as a bus at that time of the morning and if you live in area where the last bus is at 10 or 11 pm, does not help.  and my car is cheaper to than bus fares and cheaper to ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
I mean its a waste to replace something that is in working condition, if it was not in working condition then replacing it is not a problem, yes i do change my light bulbs at home but only when the light bulb has blown and no longer works,  i dont ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
I just I just standard energy saving light bulbs, which are the same shape and style as the the old standard light bulb which i buy for about 30 pence each in In -excess. i have just changed the light in our small bedroom, and its the time i have ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
The Bulbs also include the lounge and all the bedrooms that get used and the kitchen and the dining room.  B&Q are expensive you should try in excess or CJ's hardware 215-127 Poole, BH14-9HR Bournemouth Road as he claims he sell the same as ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
yes i did notice the post office was no longer there as i went into the Broadway the other week, i did notice a temporary building saying Royal mail as i thought that was the post office,
Wild Poet
Council have been talked about since the 70s i doubt it will never happen,  and the name they came up with if both councils merged would become Wessex city,  and if Poole and Bournemouth Council did merge, where would the merger leave Wimborne which ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
So if Poole is to keep in Line Bournemouth ready for this so-called Council Merger. I wonder when i can expect my food bin so to keep in line with Bournemouth.
Wild Poet
i think cars with LED Lights are Dangerous as the  it blinds me when a car is approaching me or if a car is behind me,  as led are just as bright as if you had the full beam on,
Wild Poet
If an led bulb costs £150.00 each  to replace in a car i would be interested to know how we have to pay to replace a led Bulb in a street light.
Wild Poet
Yes I mean a head light led Bulb for a car, as most new and modern cars have LED Bulbs which can be very expensive to replace, not to mention the bill from the garage bill to get the bulbs changed as you almost have to take the Engine out to change ... [ more ]
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my Neighbors car is an Audi 2008 and the car battery is on the way out, it will cost them £250. 00 just to buy the battery.  not sure what it would cost to fit the Battery, when i had to replace my  car battery i thought the cost of £60.00 was a lot ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
Oh Great, thats all i need street lights that resemble day light,  when your trying to sleep.  i need the street lights in my road completely off by midnight  as wont be able to sleep or will be struggling to sleep, How thoughtless of the Borough of ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
i am sorry if you think i am complaining,  I do drive at night and i find the lights too bright and even brighter with the brights headlights of Cars and the lights reflecting onto the wet Roads after the rain dont help matters,  you say i can buy ... [ more ]

Mobile Car Valeter

Falkland Square Xmas Tree

Kevin P
in Oakdale
This year is such a disappointment with the Xmas Tree having only lights.Previously they have had bow's on but not this year.Is this part of the council cost cutting or more to do with the Dolphin Centre as is the lack of a tree inside or the Grotto ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
i shop on line because its cheaper as i cant afford to pay shop prices,  I shop on line because there is no where to park and with increased parking charges i cant afford to keep pay out for parking,  I shop on line because its easy and convenient, as ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
I live in Parkstone so for small everyday items, i can just walk to the  shops. as its not worth my time Fuel or parking fee s to drive all the way into Poole just for small every Items.

homeless man back in boots doorway in broadstone

Gwendoline L in Longfleet
i noticed this morning the homeless man is back in boots doorway he wasnt there at the time but had left a large note on cadboard asking people not to move his things and that he would be back - I thought he had gone to the poole retreat last thursday ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
I am a volunteer for sleepsafe, which provides 12 beds, in 7 churches in Bournemouth,  which means that 12 people can sleep safe 7 nights week this started on the 2nd  November  2016 and 4 Homeless people have  found accommodation.  if you send this ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
You are correct 12 people is only a small drop in the ocean, but there are a few factors to consider, 1, Funding this venture is a joint venture between BCHA Faith work Wessex who have to fund so look ways of raising funds for this project as they ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
The sad realty is that sleepsafe nearly did not happen this year because we were one church short and a church became available at the last minute,  so there many churches in Bournemouth who are not willing or not interested in opening up their church ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
Dear Wendy F,  I know were were not belittling the work ans i knew you meant well,.  I just it would be a little Better that its not as straight forward or as Black and white as we all would like,  The council dont really care, there is a council team ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
There are outreach teams that work all hours in Bournemouth and most of them are volunteers,  I was just stating on the information i have read in Poole council.  i am very happy to hear that you got the help that you needed. 
Wild Poet
what i mean by helping themselves is to be willing to accept the help and support available to them and working together with that help and support to improve on their life.  i took a visit to life works in Parkstone today and they do a great job, ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
Dear Staph If you would like to help its best to get in touch with Faithworks Wessex. in Southbourne. which is the organisation behind Sleepsafe,
Wild Poet
if any one see the man who is homeless in Broadstone,  Please can anyone to go to st Stephens Church near the Town Hall in Bournemouth between 9am to 10am. he can then register for a place in Sleep safe.  in the mean time he can go to BH1 which is in ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
can any please tell Veteran in pool Bus Station that if can make it to go to St Stephens Road, near the town Centre where he can register for sleep safe who will provide him with a bed indoors, as its too cold to be on the streets,  also if he goes to ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
Hi Wendy F  As a volunteer for sleep safe,  i can explain to you what sleep safe is,  At the moment it is a Bournemouth Run Project but any one homeless in Poole can access it,  It is run by a charity called faithworks Wessxex which also help in debt ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
There may be plans to bring sleep safe in to Poole, but that depends on funding as there is no Government Grants. the whole project relies on donations. and volunteers,  as it moved into Christchurch for the first this year.
Wild Poet
Dear Wendy f, Yes your right it is a mere drop in the ocean but that is due to Rules and regulations and legislation. As we can only help those with a local Connection.  and we can only help those who want to be helped, as there are some homeless that ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
Wendy F yes i agree with you, if ended up on the streets then i would most properly shop lift to survive as it is a survival mechanism, but sleep safe is here to help and support them no matter what they have done in the past or at present,  we dont ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
If any one wants to access sleep safe the is a process  and we did invite that girl who claimed  she was frozen and Hungry but she refused which then alarm bells start ringing as why she refused when she said she was frozen and pregnant, was she ... [ more ]
Wild Poet
Ok if he is aware of sleep safe then he need to go to St Stephens Church, from 9am to 10am Monday to Friday to register for sleep safe.