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Maureen H

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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 ]
Maureen H
I never give to beggars.  I always give direct to any charity that I want to. It is sad, as you can never ever be sure that they are starving or homeless or not. I once saw a man who was begging saying he had no legs, he was there all day and made a ... [ more ]
Maureen H
I would not give my dog up either, as that may be the only company he has, so why take the last thing he owns away?  That would be cruel.

Scam e mails

Paula P
in Stanley Green
I have had 2 e mails from banks Lloyd's and Nat West I do not bank with either so I deleted them Today I had a very official looking one from Virgin which said if I did not update my details within 2 days I would be disconnected When I looked they ... [ more ]
Maureen H
I  have has several of those from Virgin and I just delete it.  I rang then the first time it happened, but not since. Likewise, with banks who I have never ever banked with, Just bock them and delete them.

Which vet?

Nicky M in Ashington
I am looking to rehome a rescue dog and need any suggestions for a vet in the Broadstone area please? Or any that should be avoided? My previous vet was Aniwell in Parkstone, but too far to go to now. Absolutely brilliant!
Maureen H
I always used Hillside vet in Corfe Mullen.  Wonderful there and so kind and caring, not to just the animals, but their owners too.

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Parking charges

Peter R
in Canford Heath
Looks like we all Mike Brooke a huge thank you. http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15039143.Councillor_forces_second_look_at_parking_charges_hike... Thanks Mike. Wish all Poole Councillors were as vigilant and public minded as you.
Maureen H
Thank you Mike B and Vikki S for at least delaying it so that people can have their say.  If you remember at the time I did question if what they had done was lawful. We appreciate that it does not mean that it will be reversed but hopefully could ... [ more ]
Maureen H
I too intended to go but was too late to get there in time. As my Mu used to say, "Never let the devil know too much of your mind as he always steps in".   Ready to go and had a visitor who didn't go until 3pm! From what I have read it does sound to ... [ more ]
Maureen H
I wish you the very best of luck tomorrow Mike B and thanks again to you and Vikki for what you are doing to try to help. I hope it goes well on the breakfast show for you and all of us who you are representing.
Maureen H
Oh I love it.....Must admit I would have had great difficulty in keeping my mouth shut, especially when I know something is a stitch-up and so wrong.  I might be little, but I can still pack a punch.  Ooh, just thought, I do have my Dad's Police ... [ more ]
Maureen H
I don't know what happened to Dad's Police whistle, think it might have lost it's pea!!  The truncheon is under my pillow, AND I would use it if necessary!!
Maureen H
Maureen M;  That is how it should be done, open and honest, not sneakily behind closed doors. Re merging, I have mixed feelings about that, as they will be even bigger then  and can we trust them?  After this fiasco here, I am not so sure, but there ... [ more ]
Maureen H
I knew you would be upset about the pea and if you were to pick up my handbag you would think just that. Blooming battery on car dead when I went to go to get my hair done this avee, so had to get a cab.  taking it into the garage Friday for a service ... [ more ]
Maureen H
Michael B What a vast difference there is in a word "should" "must" so in other words they can do as they like. Is that not something that is worth bringing up at a future meeting Mike, as surely contrary to the guidance is still wrong! Although they ... [ more ]
Maureen H
Peter R Talking of Mafia ladies, had I not have had that visitor, my car would not have started anyway battery flat.  Still we have not lost the chance yet.
Maureen H
Vikki S You are right in what you say, it is an insult but this council don't give a monkey's who they insult or whose toes they tread on.  As for Broadstone, it will be taken off the map. This council need to be crucified for what they have done to ... [ more ]
Maureen H
I shall look forward to seeing that Mike and hope that the article is well on out side and states how badly we have been treated. "Stabbed in the Back" is an excellent title for a headline.
Maureen H
Thank you for the link Mike. A good article. A good response from Peter R and I love his comment about the great unwashed public.  That just about sums it up nicely.
Maureen H
I could not agree more Jeff D. Poole is a tatty place now. When I came to live here 26yrs ago, it was lovely, but it now reminds me of the time I went for a holiday in Romania years ago with my daughter.   Where we stayed was beautiful straight out of ... [ more ]
Maureen H
I can remember when my Dad used to come down to stay with me, we always went into the Poole Art Gallery at the Quay  (long since gone)  He loved it in there and so did I  Ended up buying an oil painting of Old Harry, gorgeous colours that change with ... [ more ]
Maureen H
I think the pottery is now made up North or Midlands somewhere, so how they can still call it Poole pottery is beyond me....Trades descriptions and all that!  Now ther's another cam of worms for yet another debate!  Poole pottery is part of Poole's ... [ more ]
Maureen H
Nooooo! surely not. I have heard that Marks are taking over Budgens in Broadstone for food shopping only, (if that is true. We shall most likely know the day before it happens) which would give the one in Poole more space for clothing but I do wish ... [ more ]
Maureen H
What is against the law Colette?  Taking the eyebrows of your face or having a couple of bricks in your handbag.  Pick mine up an you would think just that.  Well, I need all that is in there!!!

Massage

Sarah F
in Canford Heath
I've always gone to Robin James on the Quay for a back, neck and shoulder massage but its so expensive.  I'm looking for a cheaper option. Does anyone know of a lady locally that does massage and beauty treatments?
Maureen H
Hi Colette, Do you like out nick name? "The Mafia ladies"  That is that David H naughty young man :-D  I did laugh when I read it though and then for (I think it was Peter) to follow it up with they could have done with 2 Mafia ladies there on Monday. ... [ more ]

Scam emails claiming to be from paypal/asda stores

Jan W in Sterte
Two of these in my inbox today. I've ordered nothing from Asda nor dealt with paypal. They are scams soliciting personal details.  Beware. Click no links, just delete all.
Maureen H
Oh I have M I G,  you would be surprised at just how rude I have been on the phone with these blasted people, but the calls have stopped now  I have bought a call blocker that does work with Virgin Media. I know there was a thread on here not so long ... [ more ]
Maureen H
Some few years ago, I kept getting phone calls that was just heavy breathing. I tried everything; putting the phone down, having my calls intercepted, swearing at them, but as soon as I put the  phone down, it would ring again and again.  At 2am one ... [ more ]
Maureen H
I did that Chris, I was getting between 10 -15 pesky calls a day, so I picked the phone up and said, "Poole Police, can I help you!" The bloke said, "Police, oh blimey" and hung up.  I did that several times and they reduced no end.  Don't know if I ... [ more ]

Gravel Hill/ Queen Anne Drive

P Bill
in Canford Heath
Can someone please explain to me the logic or thinking behind putting 2 lanes in the northbound junction of the Gravel Hill/Queen Anne Drive Traffic lights? I can understand why there’s (always been) 2 lanes on the southbound side; there’s the left ... [ more ]
Maureen H
Very few people seem to have the patience nowadays when driving. When I have  a car fly past me at the rate of knots, and I get to the traffic lights and he is there in front of me, I think to myself, "Well that get you far did it mate"? A little more ... [ more ]
Maureen H
Nice one Colette.  I like it :-D.  I have always said that, even when I passed my driving test first time and the first in the family to do so and my husband and elder son were really peeved.  I just said "It, takes a woman, it takes a woman!" It went ... [ more ]
Maureen H
I think my elder son failed because he was too cock-sure of himself. My younger one passed 1st time. We all had the same instructor. Loved my lessons and did most of my learning in the City and West end of London.  Excellent experience and a whole ... [ more ]
Maureen H
There is a talk first and then you can opt for having a practical course which was really what I wanted, as I didn't want  to be an old do-do at the wheel!!! hahahahahaha!!  (It is an 1 1/2hr lesson.  they give you an list of instructors that are ... [ more ]
Maureen H
I have only stopped night driving Colette, not driving altogether.  Take my car away and I have lost my legs! Mobility not good at all, but I manage......a case of having to isn't  it as you are in a similar situation. I really enjoyed that driving ... [ more ]

Poole/Bournemouth Hospital merge

Rosalind L
in Sterte
Please go to this link to express your view and have your say https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKPOOLE/bulletins/1803322
Maureen H
Well said Chris C. Bournemouth will never cope with all the extra from Poole A&E. I have always said that  75% of admin is unnecessary, as there are too many people walking from A _ B with bits of paper in their hands trying to look important.  ... [ more ]
Maureen H
If they are intent on going ahead with this, there are some other factors that should be taken into consideration first. The road access to be addressed and stop the bottleneck getting to Bournemouth Hospital (which is NOT easily reached by public ... [ more ]
Maureen H
Thank you Frederick D for raising that issue. You are 100% right, but will they listen to you?  I very much doubt it.  They will do exactly what they want to do the same as always. We all know that is will be suicide if this goes ahead as there are ... [ more ]
Maureen H
I couldn't agree more Ray, but try to get that through their thick skulls if you can.  As I have sais many times before, they will do exactly what they want to do and S*d the public!
Maureen H
They seem to forget that not everyone has a car and cannot afford cab fares to Bournemouth Hospital. Even worse for those who live further afield, as for them it would take forever as they find it difficult to get to Poole at times, let alone ... [ more ]
Maureen H
I was not aware that they intend to charge for a late appointment as well as trying to move clinics, A&E, Maternity and Children's wards. I am afraid I would see their necks as long as my arm before I paid.  If it was due to my own fault and I had ... [ more ]
Maureen H
Perhaps they should change the name of the hospital to "Fiddler on the Roof" Money, money, money!!! I really would see  their necks as long as my arm before I paid when it was not my fault. If at anytime, I have accidentally forgotten an appointment ... [ more ]

Are you interested in your Family History?

Christine C
in Canford Heath
If so - please drop into the Canford Heath Library on Tuesday 24th January 2017 between 10am - 4pm where some volunteers from the local Dorset Family History Society will be pleased to see you & give you a helping hand to get started or even try ... [ more ]
Maureen H
That's a shame the only day I am out, otherwise I would have dropped by. Will you be doing another one on  a different day please?

Are Poole Council and Councillors acting in our interests

Jonathan S
in Hillbourne
I am writing this as I have finally reached a point where I feel I have to say something about a council who do not appear to have the general residents interests at heart and councillors who appear to do little to represent peoples' interests (with ... [ more ]
Maureen H
I cannot answer each post individually, but all that has been said is the TRUTH.  This council do not give a monkey's about either Poole or Broadstone. I have always said that there are too few disabled parking bays in Broadstone so have had to park ... [ more ]

Cat owners beware Oakdale area

Enieledam in Canford Heath
There is a report in the Bournemouth Echo online today,about a cat that was attacked with boiling hot water in Foxholes Road Oakdale. Cat owners keep a close eye on your beloved pets as there are some horrible evil people about
Maureen H
I would like to do the same to those who did it.  Why are some people so very cruel and spiteful?  There is no need at all.....Swines  and I am being very polite here!
Maureen H
I find that just going out and clapping my hands is enough when they are looking in my fishpond, but as you say, cold water is fine and doesn't harm them.  Why are some people so very cruel?
Maureen H
A valid point! Start looking nearer to home, unless the cat strayed and the person who did it boiled the water to do such a vile and cruel thing.

Fruidalent Email

John W
in Sterte
Received this one today: bit frightening and has all the right HMRC stamps but obvious fraud - I don't own a limited company. Company Investigations Inquiry Informing You that we have received claim regarding your company which indicates corporate ... [ more ]
Maureen H
I received an email this morning supposedly from someone I had met on holiday quite a few years ago. It just said Hi Maureen, then gave a link to click on. I deleted it (without clicking on anything).  If this person wants to speak to me, they can ... [ more ]
Maureen H
You can always direct them straight to your Junk box Rosalind L and that way at least they miss your In-box.
Maureen H
Likewise Joan, I have had about 3 from a dear  friend who has died, so they must have stolen his address, he used to be with BT .That is so wicked I think as it can cause a lot  of upset and distress.  I just delete them as I know his daughters ... [ more ]

Nosey Neighbours

David H
in Oakdale
Oh goodness, I must live next door to the worlds most nosey neighbours! I live quietly in my home in Dale Valley Rd. My home is council owned, my neighbours are privately owned. I have nothing to fear, I am a law abiding person and live quietly, ... [ more ]
Maureen H
When they said that you had cleaned your car and washed your nets, etc. you should have said, "Yes, that's right I was going to ask you to do it as you seem to have a lot of spare time to look at what I'm doing, I will ask you next time!" That should ... [ more ]
Maureen H
I hear what you are saying Steph, but they do not have to make a comment each time.  They should not be lonely, as they have each other. I live on my own, but don't poke my nose into my neighbour's business, but look out for suspicious goings on yes. ... [ more ]
Maureen H
Steph, Unfortunately you seem to have taken this matter personally, which is sad. When I came to live here, 26yrs ago I was on 2 crutches, after major spinal surgery. I did not know anybody and could not do a lot for myself.  I knew that a life would ... [ more ]
Maureen H
At my age now Steph and with my health not as good, I am afraid not, but believe me I have done more than my share of voluntary work, and not been thanked for it either after years of tireless work.  Not only on that one occasion either there have ... [ more ]
Maureen H
Are we the only sane ones here Colette?  me being told to go and help others!  What a joke.   I have a job to help myself some days and this happens to be one of them, but I do as I have always done, "Get on with it" . Take care.x
Maureen H
Oh good grief, is her name Hyacinth Bucket?  I just cannot believe some of the replies on here, or if these very do gooders would put up with the same. You are right David, it is both rude and very personal, I would not tolerate that.
Maureen H
Well said David and I hope they do read this thread, then with any luck, they will leave you alone.  If that were me,  am afraid I would not have been quite as polite as you have been with them and tolerated it for so long. Your life is yours and your ... [ more ]
Maureen H
Hi Colette, I do also have Bournemouth Careline, so I can just press my button if help is required, as it was last February when I had severe pain in my chest.  Not realising they would also contact my Son, I just thought they would send for a ... [ more ]
Maureen H
Colette I am so pleased you are going to do that tomorrow.  You know what they say about doctors and nurses; "They always make the worst patients!"  hahahaha! I have Bournemouth Careline rather than Poole Lifeline, as that is a little cheaper, but ... [ more ]
Maureen H
A pleasure Cole the information hope you can get on with them, I don't see why not. My neighbour is with them as well. At the end of the day, what price your life? My daughter is at Bromley. They are so good to her as she has been rather I'll.? ... [ more ]
Maureen H
Thank you Bill, I used to be with Lifeline but they were no different then, to what Careline is now.  They had nobody to come out to assess you then, but I am going back a few years, so perhaps things have changed, but do they have medical training, ... [ more ]
Maureen H
M I G... I love it.  That is my sense of humour completely, but referring it Marmite is bloody hilarious . LOL :-D :-D :-D
Maureen H
I could not agree more David and am with you 100% on this. There have certainly been some very strange comments made, which really are laughable. I wonder what they would say if you treated them the same.......would be interesting, but then that ... [ more ]

No electricity

David A
in Creekmoor
This is the 3rd time this week that parts of West Way, Sandford Way and Lytchett Drive have been without power. Scottish and Southern Electricity say it should be back at 2pm. It's been off since 4 am at least.
Maureen H
It was off  in the York Road, Whitby Avenue area a while ago and I have Careline, so they have to get mine back ASAP as I am registered as an emergency.  It is a pain though especially when you can't even make a cup of tea.  I don't come alive until ... [ more ]

Electrician

Mandy R
in Lytchett Matravers
Morning all Can anyone recommend an electrician who can run a mains cable from our house down to our shed. The existing cable was damaged when we had building work done. Many thanks
Maureen H
Martin Hall 07795 422081 always does my electrics for me. He is quick, reliable and reasonable. I thoroughly recommend him

Car parking charges in Broadstone

Suzana H
in Canford Heath
This is the message that's been shared.... Please can everyone write to Mike as these charges are ridiculous... MEGA HIKE IN CAR PARKING CHARGES PROPOSED BY POOLE COUNCIL On Tuesday evening Poole Council's Cabinet is being asked to support a new set ... [ more ]
Maureen H
That proposal will not stop there either as it will only be a matter of time before they charge for the toast rack as well.  This; I fear is only the beginning. I sincerely hope that everyone will remember this when the council elections come up.  I ... [ more ]
Maureen H
I hear and understand exactly what Michael B has said, about it being secret (or words to that effect)  What is being done, is dishonest, underhanded, deceitful  as well as being greedy and what have they got to hide apart from their greed. This ... [ more ]
Maureen H
Hahahahaha! what a load of old toffee. I don't know who he is trying to convince, us or himself.  It may be alright if the person parking is able to walk that distance, but if they are not as many aren't, it seems to be a case of "Tough"!
Maureen H
Chris A ,  He means that when you go in Budgens or Tesco and spend over a certain amount and then they will give you your parking fee money back
Maureen H
Maureen M. I agree with you that these things are all sewn up before anyone gets to hear about them. They come up with an idea and they will do it come hell or high water and not one ounce of concern for the public.  I could go much stronger, but it ... [ more ]
Maureen H
I quite agree Michael B We have to keep fighting they cannot be allowed to get away with everything they like. I have signed and shared and will spread the word. Good luck
Maureen H
Terrry P, We all know Poole Council are a joke and extremely greedy, but nobody is laughing except them.  It is a shame that there can't be a vote of "No confidence" and kick the so and so's out
Maureen H
Oh Pete H; Go to the top of the class and hole in one.  You have hit the nail well and truly on then head. You say a long rant, but an honest and very true one, so well put across.

New petition re: car parking charges Broadstone

Suzana H
in Canford Heath
Please sign this petition! http://www.middorsetlibdems.org.uk/parking_charges MEGA HIKE IN CAR PARKING CHARGES PROPOSED BY POOLE COUNCIL On Tuesday evening Poole Council's Cabinet set to new parking charges. This is on top of the charges being ... [ more ]
Maureen H
I have shared it with all friends whether they live in the area or not as the more signatures we can get on the petition the better.  I will eventually affect them if they are visiting and need to go to the shops for anything. I have put it on FB ... [ more ]
Maureen H
Well said Philip H . I don't see how they can justify it either.  Good idea South Today/Meridian.  The only problem with Meridian is that there is very seldom any news for our areas.  We seem to be in No man's land where the news is concerned. ... [ more ]

Fake Apple and Amazon invoices etc

Jan W in Sterte
A lot of these are appearing in my emails. They are phishing devices intent on you clicking their links and giving banking info.  Click nothing - just delete them.
Maureen H
I always think "If I have won a prize or I have money to come back, then just send it, don't send me emails asking me to apply".  These things are getting worse.  What a shame that these clever people do not use their skills to do something ... [ more ]

virgin media

Carl W
in Broadstone
Does any one know what's happing with virgin media as no broadband last 3 days all they say there is a complex situation. Do they mean some one has turned a switch off somewhere.
Maureen H
I hope you are claiming for loss of service Carl.  I always do if mine goes down for any length of time. Regarding customer service I agree with you I was told a pack of lies when  I phoned the other day stating that Ofcom had stopped them from ... [ more ]

Gravel Hill cycle path improvement

Peter W
in Stanley Green
Boxing day cycle ride led me to explore the Gravel Hill cycle route improvement. I am very impressed with the lovely wide off road pathway which provides for cycling in either direction. As this route runs parallel with the Castlemain trailway ... [ more ]
Maureen H
I have now seen the new Gravel Hill roadway for myself and think the lights are too close to the roundabout which could make them unsafe.  The footpath/cycle lane also seems unsafe.  I have never ever seen or heard that cycle lanes are on footpaths ... [ more ]
Maureen H
I think cyclists should pay something towards the road the same as car except if the cyclist already has a driving licence and insurance. It might help cyclists to have decent lights on their bikes at night and to wear a reflective cross body band ... [ more ]
Maureen H
I agree with all Tina and Peter have said and you are not wandering off of Gravel Hill Peter as it also applies there and can see that the footpath being for cyclists and pedestrians alike, could cause accidents, unless they are going to paint a cycle ... [ more ]
Maureen H
A very interesting article.  My main gripe with (usually) younger cyclists are no lights, no bell and them being so unpredictable. I do think they should be made to pay something and also it should become law that all cyclists have good lights and a ... [ more ]
Maureen H
Couldn't agree more Jean.  The same applies when shopping and people are walking around the store chatting on their phone.  Different if you are getting a few things for someone else and the store doesn't have it, then to phone to ask if they want an ... [ more ]
Maureen H
No it isn't fair as they get off scot free with it and the motorist has to pay out, as there never appears to be any come back on a cyclist.