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Old Giraffe

Lives in Canford Heath

An oldie living on Canford Heath.

Joined: 13 November 2012

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Streetlife will be Nextdoor apparently.

in Parkstone
For the past couple of weeks I, and no doubt everyone else, has been getting messages extolling me to get more folk to join Streetlife.  Today I have a message on a pop-up telling me that Streetlife will cease to exist in 15 days time and that I ... [ more ]

Streetlife is teaming up with Nextdoor

Nextdoor and privacy settings

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 ]


Rosalind L
in Sterte
Not too sure about 'nextdoor'.  They want too much private info for my liking.  I like the semi-anonymity of Streetlife ?

Traffic Island accident hotspot

Sarah B in Hillbourne
The traffic island on Lower Blandford Rd has just been totally flattened for the 4th time in as many years..despite extra lighting. The road will be shut for hours as fireman cut car etc. Why keep replacing it? It was put in the wrong place from the ... [ more ]

Beach Hut

Victor L
in Newtown
We are now taking bookings for our Beach Hut at Alum Chine, pm us for details

Abandoned Car?

Wendy H
in Hillbourne
For over a week a silver Vauxhall Astra 2.0 Dti, registration number VO02VKU has been parked opposite the end of our drive in Petersham Road and has a flat rear tyre.  Does anyone know who this belongs to? if so please can you either let us know or ... [ 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!

Bit of help needed

David H😀
in Broadstone
Greetings Streetwisers I am having a hip op on Friday 13th Jan and after discharge from hospital (probably 16/18th) have to wear compression stockings as part of my rehab. Problem is these are difficult to put on. I will not manage it on my own and my ... [ more ]
Old Giraffe
It's a recently implemented new requirement from Streetwise. We were able to PM before that without verification. It is a good idea to verify address for security and safety but I too would not use my credit card details for this. I think it can be ... [ more ]

Christmas card

Eileen H
in Waterloo
Does anyone know of a Mr& Mrs G Moy or May in Verity Crescent. If so can I have their house number so I can deliver a card that has come to me in error. Many thanks

Wills & Lasting Powers of Attorney & Probate Matters

John Edge
in Poole Unitary Authority
I am a friendly   RETIRED  SOLICITOR   with over 45 years experience and offer   HOME VISITS   with reasonable   FIXED  FEES   to discuss Wills   and Powers of Attorney  and   Probate matters. Call me   0900-1800   (7 days a week)   for a   FREE  ... [ more ]


Keith M
in Canford Heath
I see the mindless moron(s) were at work in Adastral Road last night. As we walked to get the paper this morning, my wife and I saw the fruits of the previous night's activity - 3 trees damaged, one of which was uprooted, another had large branches ... [ more ]
Old Giraffe
Susan F there was a camera last year on a lamp post opposite the square but it was taken down, bad move by the council.  See: -
Old Giraffe
Wendy F if the damage was done Friday night, it might well be the reemergence of an old problem caused by a few youths from Limelights. A problem well known to the Police for years when many suffered in Verity Crescent and elsewhere.

Printer For Sale

Sheila S
in Canford Heath
Brand new Expression XP-235 Epson Printer. Used only for 2 photocopies. Compatible with smartphone, laptop, tablet etc but not Apple. Wifi, mobile printing. Cartridges included + new set of four. Cost new £70 Available for £30. Guarantee included.

Epson Printer

Corfe Mullen Home Watch

Peter W
in Broadstone
A Members and Co-ordinators meeting will be held at Corfe Mullen Village Hall, Towers Way, on Friday 14th October 2016. The hall will open at 7.00pm for tea and biscuits followed by a 7.30pm start. All members and any Corfe Mullen resident will be ... [ more ]

Upton Country Park Car Parking Charges

Nikki J
in Alderney
Have you seen the public notice for the parking charges for Upton Country Park. I thought they would perhaps be a nominal £1 short stay & £2 longer stay which I would happily pay.  But NO! There are different charges for Summer & Winter AND ... [ more ]

Recycling query

Lynda G
in Newtown
A bit of a strange question here - I have two plastic bottles to recycle - I need to remove the contents i.e.sauces.   Where do I throw the contents?  The sink, the toilet, the bin?

Zebra crossing top of constitution hill

John T in Oakdale
Has anyone else had trouble seeing pedestrians crossing when driving up the hill at night or dusk ,each time they have been wearing dark cloths blending in with hedges,considering there has been a fatality already I would like to see lights fitted to ... [ more ]
Old Giraffe
Wild Poet Nothing happens if one does not ask the council or a councilor!  This issue is nothing to do with toilets or How people drive!

Kingston Lacy car boot sale ending

Enieledam in Canford Heath
I went to the Kingston Lacy House at Wimborne monthly car boot on Saturday. On entering all cars were given a leaflet informing us that Octobers car boot will be the very last one they will be holding ever! According to the leaflet the field they use ... [ more ]

Logitech C310 webcam has sound but no picture

Gordon B
in Canford Heath
The above webcam produces perfect sound but won't come up with the video and can't see any picture.  This has happened since upgrading to Windows 10 - the same webcam worked perfectly with Windows 7. I've installed the drivers for the webcam for ... [ more ]

Free Southampton Boat Show Tickets

Old Giraffe in Alderney
I have two free boat show tickets free to first person to PM me and able to collect on Canford Heath. They are VIP tickets valid any day 16 - 25 September which includes Preview Day tomorrow.

Sports Field behind Cuddles Nursery Canford Heath

Sandie W
in Oakdale
While it is really good to see the fields being used by football teams of all ages it is distressing that they leave so much litter when they have finished! Mainly water bottles, also tape (used for keeping socks up no doubt). Someone is in charge of ... [ more ]

TV Licence

Wild Poet in Newtown
As of today those who dont have a TV, or TV Licence,  But watch BBC I-Player,  will now need to to get a TV Licence.


Steven M
in Branksome
Has anybody else had their poole advertiser undelivered?this is the fourth week with out one.lyell rd parkstone.


Tom C
in Broadstone
Would anyone like a Cannon LIDE 100 scanner with driver disc. Works perfectly, but my new printer has a built in scanner.