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Kay B

Female Lives in Lower Hamworthy address verified

I enjoy family life 
I'm retired after 22 years with the NHS
Have been married for almost 33 years
I have 2 adult kids and 4 grandkids
No pets but I enjoy looking after my daughters dogs and I enjoy handing them back.
Love foreign travel

Joined: 25 February 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?
Kay B
Wendy F This is an interesting point. I think if ever I have the need to consider the insurance situation but haven't actually bought anything in the shop/bar I will swear black was white that I was just about too but used the loo first.
Kay B
Wendy F I have no idea  other than employ security staff  when the loos are open.  It's a sad situation.  CCTV might not be a bad idea but do we want that in so private a place?  And it all costs money. I noticed today that the loos are open in Poole ... [ more ]
Kay B
Wild Poet I told  B of P many years ago that Poole is no longer a beautiful place due to the amount of litter.  The current situation is worse.  As you say PHEW.

Black greyhound missing in Hamworthy.

David H
in Oakdale
I'm posting this for a friend who's black greyhound has gone missing in the last 12 hours in Hamworthy. If anyone see's her walking alone could they grab her and phone this number. 07757770629 Thank you

Referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan for Poole Quays Forum

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Poole
Harbour Hermit in Poole Town Centre
If you live within the Poole Quays Forum area you would have received a Poll Card in the post just after Christmas.  More information can be found at: http://www.poolequaysforum.co.uk/
Kay B
I'm ashamed to say I didn't vote.  No excuse, just didn't get round to going.  The High Street is in dire straits (in my opinion) due to the parking charges.  Why pay to park when you can buy loads of cheap clothes in most supermarkets and the ... [ 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.
Kay B
If an email from EBay is genuine there will always be a replica of the email on my EBay webpage.  No replica - mark it as phishing. I now keep a large whistle by my house phone and give it a quick blast if the phone rings and nobody speaks.  This is ... [ more ]

Verification of address

Lorraine B
in Turlin Moor
Hi everyone,  I have tried to send a private message here on Streetlife, but have been prevented due to verification of address!!   Incidentally,   I have sent messages previously, (approx 2 months) ago with no problem at all.  To verify my address, ... [ more ]

Mazda RX8

Stuart R
in Upton
Do you know anyone who has a Mazda RX8....... I am looking for one ! For a project...so cheaper the better... Thanks.
Kay B
Can't help you here but I've always loved Mazdas.  I had a Mazda 6 for a long time and then sold it to my daughter, and she still has it.   Good luck with the project and let us know how you get on please.

City Bay Views

Bee PH
in Upton
Des anyone out there know why City Bay Views Chinese Reastaurant on West Quay Rd has permanently closed recently? I really fancied a Chinese meal for me birthday and was shocked to see such an aparrently successful Restaurant suddenly shut down. It ... [ more ]
Kay B
Why on earth does Poole Council think it need more retail space.  The shopping centre, High Street, Quay and bus station can't let the empty shops so why build more?
Kay B
At the risk of saying the wrong thing, which I am phone to do at times,  I admit I'm a pensioner.  A left school at 15, without qualifications, have always worked and paid tax and insurance (full stamp so I now get a full NI pension) plus another for ... [ 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 ]

A35 roadworks starting 16th January for 16 weeks

Fiona G
in Hamworthy
Just thought I'd let you know yet more roadworks are starting on the A35 at Upton which are due to last 16 weeks the works will be taking place between the Bakers Arms roundabout and the elevated roundabout at Upton they will be doing more work on ... [ more ]
Kay B
Fiona  G Yes, I can remember that.  I was working then but luckily I worked different shifts so it wasn't so bad for me.  The 8 to 5 people had an absolute nightmare.

Free

Andrea C
in Poole Town Centre
Free. 3 seater sofa in Beige colour. The sofa is 10 years old but is still in a good clean condition. The cushions shown on the photos are free too if wanted. Available on 14th December. Must be able to arrange your own collection.
Kay B
Glad you were able to rehouse the sofa via Streetlife.    Dorset Reclaim are marvellous, the 2 men who collected unwanted furniture from me were incredibly pleasant. The British Heart Foundation shop on Ashley Road was a different kettle of fish ... [ more ]

Gravel Hill

Maureen H in Canford Heath
Does anyone know why 1 solitary tree has been left standing right in the middle of the cycle lane in the new layout in Gravel Hill. It was obviously missed when the other trees were taken down, so why hasn't some of the workers there brought this to ... [ more ]
Kay B
Maureen H Some time ago I was cycling in the cycle lanes between Lilliput and Whitecliff.  A young girl, aged about 13, walking with her mum, kicked a coke can into the road and it hit my front wheel.  I went ballistic at the girl and I can still see ... [ more ]
Kay B
I'm delighted there are lights at the Crem.  I got the bus there a while ago and it's a wonder I didn't miss the service due to the traffic.  These lights will be a great help to all pedestrians.

Transfer from Bournemouth Airport

Poole Pirate
in Hamworthy
Could anyone please recommend the best company to use for a transfer to and from Bournemouth Airport to Poole Old Town? Any idea of probable cost?
Kay B
We have an arrangement with a neighbour - we take him when we can and he takes us if he can.  Recently we landed at Bournemouth about 0820.  We bought a coffee and a paper, sat in the very pleasant cafe for an hour, and got the airport bus home (3 ... [ more ]

Repairs to guttering

Marylin F
in Upton
Can anyone recommend someone who can repair my guttering? There is a slight gap between mine and next doors gutter. It may need a new connector piece. I also need the bracket that holds the downpipe to the wall secured again as the screws have come ... [ more ]

Suspicious girl asking for money. Harbour Reach.

Richard B
in Poole Town Centre
Earlier this week at 10pm a girl rang my doorbell asking for money for gas and electricity. Seemed an odd request so I as suspicious. I discovered a day or two later that my next door neighbour had been woken by the same girl who had asked that ... [ more ]

50,000 patient GP surgeries in Dorset

Anne P
inactive
in Lytchett Minster
Bournemouth Echo headline today, "Super Surgeries with 50,000 patients: the future of GP care in Dorset".  Apparently Dorset Clinical Commissioning group are proposing that GP surgery sites in Dorset could be cut from 131 to something between 36 and ... [ more ]

Noisy Dogs Legion Close area.

Wayne C
in Hamworthy
Is anybody else being bothered by two lurchers being kept outside in a pen howling and barking all night?   Its absolutely unbearable tonight and above it all we can hear other residents screaming at them to shut up.   I've tried ringing the Council's ... [ more ]
Kay B
In Hinchliffe Close we're surrounded by barking dogs, and I totally agree with Mandy J.  Foxes are a problem too.  They've had a lovely time digging up my lawn. We're laying astro turf in the Spring.

Young homeless man on Broadstone high st

Jayne J in Creekmoor
I was saddened to see the above yesterday,unusual for the area.Does anyone know about him?Someone said the vicar is helping him out.I never know whether to give money or buy some food to help?Not so well off though myself. Interested in folks thoughts....
Kay B
I was advised not to give money, so I often give a bar of chocolate which isn't expensive.  Lydl and Aldi sell bars for 30p.

Mexican food night

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Sweet Home Inn
Linda C
in Stanley Green
Looking forward to sampling the Mexican menu .The previous Spanish night was excellent. There is also a fun pub quiz this Saturday 29 th. Recommend you give it a try.

Desperately looking for owner of dog...

Sandy
in Lower Hamworthy
Hi everyone, this has done the rounds on Facebook but we are still looking for the owner of a dog.  Here is the story of what happened last week: Last Friday evening my 17 year old son was driving along the by-pass on his motorbike from Poole Town ... [ more ]
Kay B
Your son sounds a grand young man.  With luck the dog will have been buried in the garden of the lady who stopped.   I hope so.  My thoughts on this are if she had taken the dog to a vet for disposal she was liable for any costs incurred, which ... [ more ]
Kay B
Not long ago my daughter took a friends cat to the vet and was told if you take it there you've accepted responsibility for any charges.  She tried to explain that she was only looking after it for a week but the vet said he'd heard it all before. ... [ more ]

Poole hospital campaign. March at Noon today Poole Park.

Happy Christmas

Bryan A
in Upton
After 6 happy years living in my little house in Hamworthy and at the age of 67 I am to become homeless. My landlord is selling the house that I thought was mine for life. Eviction date 25th December!  Feeling sad. If anybody knows a little place in ... [ more ]
Kay B
I would definitely contact the council.  You might qualify for a warden controlled place.  There are loads in Hamworthy - Hinchliffe Close (great for the Co-op and buses) Lake Road (has an hourly bus service) and Turlin Moor (great for buses and ... [ more ]

Parking Permits in Poole (Disabled)

Anne P
inactive
in Lytchett Minster
I'm feeling somewhat foolish.  My £25 parking permit has more than paid for itself.  I previously hadn't realised just how many parking places are available. I have to apologise to Poole Borough Council, through ignorance I had thought it was a ... [ more ]
Kay B
I parked in the road at the back of Poole High Streets Mcdonalds today (alongside the small park) and the parking meter plainly said "free to blue badge holders."  No mention of a time limit.  You might find this handy for the High Street. Please ... [ more ]
Kay B
Maureen H 3 hours yes fair enough.  If you read the book the council send with the badge regarding on-street parking, you can park for as long as you like where there are time limits on the road, like the roads by the maternity unit.  They say 2 hours ... [ more ]

Merging of our councils

Carol C
in Poole Town Centre
Have just read that there is consideration of merging our Councils in Dorset. What is the feeling about this?
Kay B
Ron W You're right, obesity is usually self-inflicted.  But so are illnesses related to drink, drugs, smoking, sports injuries, even good old DIY and gardening.  The list is endless.  Where do we stop?

Coffee/Tea morning

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Maggie S
in Poole Town Centre
We are holding an open morning as above for any women to come and talk to us regarding our Townswomens Guild.  We meet on the first Thursday in everymonth, and are a very friendly group.  Lots of activities during each month.  All are welcome to come ... [ more ]
Kay B
The 8 and 9 buses stop within a few yards of the Fire Station also the X53.  I've been a member of this guild since 2010 and really enjoy it.

lidls

Kay B
Tesco must be really excited!  Did you know that Poole Asda are shutting at 2200 until the end of October?  Not sure if they are having major works done overnight or if they don't do much trade after 2200.  Apparently a lot of Tesco stores are ... [ more ]