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Wendy F

Female Lives in Oakdale address verified

I enjoy gardening and growing plants and vegetables.

I have a dog who is a rescue dog who loves people but hates other dogs (we had him at 6 yrs old so previous owners did not socialise him properly) hes really a nice dog.

I enjoy my computer and had a tablet for Xmas.2014

I like meeting new people

I volunteer in a charity shop in Poole and like keeping busy.

I am a senior citizen

I am very interested in politics, also in debating

Joined: 27 February 2015

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Poole Park Train

J C
in Branksome Park
Elizabeth & George the two engines were taken away this morning. Will they come back ?

Poole Hospital as Planned Care Hospital

QueenPea3
in Poole Town Centre
After all the passionate debate on here about the proposed changes to Poole and Bournemouth Hospitals I was amazed to hear that only just over 1000 Dorset residents (out of a population of >760,000) have actually filled in the public consultation ... [ more ]

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?
Wendy F
Yes very congested heavy traffic area by that building most unsuitable for any food kiosk, rather surprised anyone who knows that area would suggest this.
Wendy F
I asked a similar question for example if we use one of the shops in the scheme are they insured if we are not a patron?
Wendy F
Marc C     I really do not feel like you about using public loos you seem to want to run the down public loos if ever they are mentioned by others, you could also find sharps in loos in restaurants, shops,at the beach, or park, or council buildings ... [ more ]
Wendy F
I wonder how other holiday towns manage or any towns, do they all give into the riff raff and close all the loos so that we have to suffer, or do they find some kind of a solution to keep them open, as everyone needs the toilet at some time or other

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 ]
Wendy F
The ones I see always except food and drink from me, and most I believe that I have seen in Poole are really homeless, it costs nothing to have a chat with them and make them feel they are NOT the scum of the earth. I can only speak as I find, and I ... [ more ]
Wendy F
Beverley I always give this chap food for his dog, most of these people I do give a hot drink to or a pie, I will always do this as I cannot not ignore these people, whether my food donations goes to people who are not genuine, maybe sometimes, but by ... [ more ]
Wendy F
To Jean NO I would never ever give my dog up, he would not re home easy due to his age, also he would never settle. It's so easy for you to say give your dog up, if you were an animal lover you would understand what our pets mean to us and what we ... [ more ]

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 ]
Wendy F
Over the last year I have had a few I never open them at all, Marc will be able to let you know the correct e mail address to send them onto, I have temporary mislaid it.
Wendy F
I believe the fraud squad actually want these emails to try and stop where they are coming from

Nextdoor- another query

Carol
in Sterte
I am registered to Nextdoor but am just getting extremely local stuff for my parish- how do you include a wider area for other parts of Poole please?

85+ year old drivers

Aimee J in Parkstone
Hello everyone! My names Aimee and i'm a local girl who works in telly. I'm working on a lovely ITV documentary that celebrates Britain's longest reigning drivers! I'm looking for great characters, people still full of life who love being behind the ... [ more ]

“Public wants council merger, local authorities say as results of consultation announced.”

Mark C in West Cliff
Courtesy of today’s (5 December 2016) Daily Echo: "The public has shown clear support for merging Dorset’s nine main councils into two, local authority bosses have claimed. They revealed the results of a consultation which showed majority support ... [ more ]
Wendy F
Marc as these postings take up so much room especially if you on an iPad would it be better to put these posting under one heading elsewhere , as it could be confusing.

Nextdoor

Peter R
in Canford Heath
Well, apparently if you are the first to transfer in your area you become a Lead member. So thats me, a Lead. If you are still in thinking mode, be prepared as Nextdoor isnt Streetlife with a different name. It is similar but for smaller groups, ... [ more ]
Wendy F
Peter a lot of people say that names and address are visible, you have to give your correct name and address and not just Mickey Mouse..I wonder why this is, If this is correct I will not be joining.

House building in the car parks in Seldown lane.

Streetlife will be Nextdoor apparently.

M I G
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 ]
Wendy F
No I don't like the way we were asked for more friends etc,, to join then an US company bought Streetlife I don't want my name and address published, I don't trust US company's it so obvious to make money, so thanks but no thanks, Maybe Streetlife ... [ more ]

Streetlife is teaming up with Nextdoor

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 ]
Wendy F
Ooh can see myself not bothering, thanks everyone for letting everyone know about the problems, surely we are allowed to be anonymous if we want!!

thefts of tools

Les G
in Poole Town Centre
Looks like a few cars and vans being broken into Oakdale area for tools plus sheds and garages so need to careful

Dolphin centre Poole

John T in Oakdale
When driving past the bus station it is such a dark and dismall looking bus station and dolphin centre if , I was visiting the town I would not even know there was a shopping centre there,come on someone just stand outside the Lighthouse and look ... [ more ]
Wendy F
Bill B other areas manage to attract shoppers, and not everyone buys on line, especially clothing, so the answer to build a centre that attracts the customers and they will flock to it IF the right shops are there.
Wendy F
Oh dear Jean not much of an advert for the holiday makers, day trippers , other visitors,  Poole try to encourage, I can imagine the older generation (and we have coach loads) disabled etc., now unable to come to Poole, maybe thats why our shops are ... [ more ]
Wendy F
A lot of councils dont have a holiday resort in there area, and some councils are beginning to regret closing them and some are contemplating reopening them but as some really lovely person at PBC decided to fill a lot of public loos with CEMENT yes ... [ more ]
Wendy F
Well put Richard, its a tragedy really what is happening to our once beautiful town of Poole, and WHO wants it....the council It certainly is a case of money, money before people!!
Wendy F
Maybe you could borrow our lights Gary G we have two street lights in Oakdale on all day as well as nights, I am sure someone nearer than I must have told the council, they have been on for almost one year!
Wendy F
You state it's grossly unfair to say Poole is dead on it's knees... it maybe unfair but it is true, people have voted with their feet, and shops, cafes etc., are moving elsewhere.
Wendy F
Marc C. It should be their business to access Streetlife to see how residents feel about a variety of topics if they they don't read it really is no excuse. To report two street lights were on all day for months was a palaver, they needed to ... [ more ]
Wendy F
Clearly they did Marc C. as this person is not in a habit of telling lies!! If they cant or dont want to follow Streetlife then thatsa  problem they have, as we WILL remember that they could not even spend even a few minutes a day to see what the ... [ more ]
Wendy F
You seem to have missed the point Bill, these street lights have been on  day and night for months, yes months, someone reported them on in October last year, and yet they are still on, yes it was a palaver to me,  I do not know the number of these ... [ more ]
Wendy F
You are being helpful Marc C supplying information and useful links etc., just as I thought I was being useful supplying info, but according to one it's a whinge fest. Some of these plans look good, I just hope they manage to encourage some ... [ more ]
Wendy F
It's nice to hear H&M are coming. to Poole but it would be nice have some independent shops instead of more chain stores as every shopping centre is fast becoming the same, Dorchester seem to manage a good mix of shops, so why not Poole?

Object to Borough of Poole Regarding Parking Charges in Parks, New RTO

Bob Lister
in Canford Cliffs
BoP have just posted in the Echo last Night a Road Traffic Order regarding Parking Charges in Parks, from March! Object on grounds of Road Safety, as people will park further away, cross Busy Roads etc Make a difference, write today!

Poole Town vs St Albans City

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Tatnam
Poole Town Football Club in Sterte
We are currently 4th in the Playoffs with St Albans in 6th just outside.  They beat us 4-0 at their place earlier in the season and we owe them one! Last home game was a 7-0 win over Gosport.  We have not yet conceded a goal this year! Come and ... [ more ]
Wendy F
I do, not too keen on football but do follow the results and always pleased when local teams do well, so well down Poole Town.

Dog walker / Pet sitter ?

Iminere in Poole Town Centre
Hi, I've been looking for a pet sitter / dog walker for a while, and thought this was brilliant! Whenever I go away I just hate leaving my dogs in kennels and would much prefer to leave them with someone who can give them the one-to-one attention ... [ 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

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 ]
Wendy F
I send mine to the fraud squad I don't have their email address to hand at the moment but I expect someone can let us know. I read yesterday that Fraud is the number 1 crime at the moment.

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 ]
Wendy F
Yes Hilary you are quite correct, we who are home most of the days do notice things, I remember when I first moved into Oakdale (-always lived nearby) we felt that our neighbour might be a little noseywe soon learnt that she looked out for all of us ... [ more ]
Wendy F
Hi Denise, I am not sure how long you have lived here, but in the winter most of my neighbours and myself tend to hibernate due to the weather but come spring we will all be out in our gardens and then we all begin chatting, so maybe then you will ... [ more ]
Wendy F
M I G I agree with some of what you say but do you think people talk to their neighbours just to wind them up?surely . Cos I have never ever thought of doing this, and just a little surprised you should suggest this.
Wendy F
If you don't want to talk at length with a neighbour it would surely be best to steer the conversation into excusing yourself and not answering any thing you don't wish to discuss with them.

Plant care advice please

Jean F
in Canford Heath
This plant looked lovely when we were given it before Christmas. Now it looks poorly. Can anyone tell us what it is and how to look after it please. Thank you
Wendy F
Its probably too hot in your house for this plant move to a cooler spare room, near the natural light maybe a window (not in direct sunlight)  sill during the day.

Best mobile phone server in this area.

Fraser B
in Parkstone
I know this is always a contentious issue but I'm looking to change my mobile phone service provider after 40 years with Vodafone. I'm now retired and really only need a mobile for my own protection. Can anyone here on Streetlife, Poole tell me a ... [ more ]
Wendy F
I am with EE Fraser the coverage is very good, I have been with them 10 years on pay as you,  go and thing were fine,so I changed to a contract last year and so far so good.

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 ]
Wendy F
Philip it's more like a case of DONT visit Poole or any of its surrounding areas cause you will stiffed for car park charges, and don't come because we have or are going to close lots of your public loos, libraries, and our A & E is going to be ... [ more ]

Borough of Poole Cabinet meeting

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Bob Lister
in Canford Cliffs
Closure of yet More PublicToilets, is on the Agenda! Parkstone Park, Ashley Cross Haven near Ferry Baiter Alexander Park Amongst 8 to be discussed for closure! Turn up to register your disgust at lack of conveniences! When they closed Ashley Road ... [ more ]
Wendy F
I think this council have taken leave of their senses and I sincerely hope they do not suffer with IBS or and other reason to seek a nearby toilet.
Wendy F
Maybe Sue we need to remember this come the next council elections, we need more independents to even things up so as to STOP block voting.
Wendy F
Yes thank you Eunice, I consider it an act of vandalism to concrete any of our public loos and should be stopped immediately.
Wendy F
If that's true Barbara why do people flock to other shopping centres? if the right shops are there people will come back to Poole but we have no boutiques, very few individual shops, its mainly chain stores selling the same old thing, also shops not ... [ more ]
Wendy F
Without small individual shops with sensible rents and rates any improvement would probably be short lived, a lot of thought must go into the type of shops it's no good overloading it with coffee shops etc.,
Wendy F
These council discussions are always held in the evening, which is no good for some, as am elderly resident here for more than 70 years I dont feel safe venturing out after dark, and of course if I get caught short they will be no public loos on the ... [ more ]
Wendy F
We'll probably be the laughing stock of seaside resorts, can you imagine this happening in Blackpool...... It's happens as each council department uses up all its allotted money whether it's needed or not if this practice was to stop maybe our ... [ more ]
Wendy F
How many people would want to use those loos? They are not in the shopping centre, I for one do NOT visit pubs, restaurant just to use the loos it's embarrassing
Wendy F
I don't think I could change the habit of a lifetime that's the way we were brought up many years ago Eunice, I see no real reason to change and if these people are being paid to do this service, it could have gone towards keeping another I or 2 open ... [ more ]
Wendy F
Is that all the council think about?  Maybe they need to review every employee paid over £50,000 a year, and lower it, in the present circumstances where everyone  is forced to cut back!
Wendy F
Whilst others get 1% or less, I was referring to the highly paid staff at the council, in these days of austerity it would seem fair that anyone earning over £50,000 would not see arise in their wages for 5 or so years.
Wendy F
90k.... plus salaries unless thats for very senior consultants, I find it obscene if managers of managers of manager are paid that amount. Far too many managers it would seem in the council and the NHS no wonder they are both in a state, far too many ... [ more ]
Wendy F
Shows how grossly unfair it is then Marc one lot are protected whilst the others have to fight for every penny, this is life under a tory government, and council!
Wendy F
Not a lot of thought for safety then Marc. I'd much prefer a two man train, it's safer, I'd like to see the rail device privatised again.
Wendy F
I think of others and prefer to get places safely. Previously I said I'd like to see the railways privatised I did mean nationalised, it seem obscene making a profit our of others misery, as it does making profit from people's ill health.
Wendy F
I wonder what other countries think of the UK having  fewer public loos these days as I see other councils are doing the same, to me this suggests we are becoming a third world country,  just imagine if you were a visitor to Poole, I hear coach ... [ more ]
Wendy F
Barbara H I so agree with you. The governments finds money for things it wants, reducing the tax for the higher paid etc., not good Gary we have had two lights on in our road all day here in Oakdale for about one year, maybe you can have these! A ... [ more ]
Wendy F
Marc I would had assumed they are checked at least once a year, I am approx 30 or more properties away from it and if you include the other side of the street 50 plus so surely someone would have reported it.
Wendy F
What a palaver to report two street lights left on all day and night, I gave the details, location etc., but they then want to know my name address postcode, phone number etc., I Put N/A to most.
Wendy F
Some of you use a pub as a option for using a loo, that option is not for me and a lot of disabled, elderly people children etc., Poole should maintain its public loos for the public, the holiday makers and other who won't or can't use pubs etc., ... [ more ]
Wendy F
Your trying too hard to make a good case to close public loos Marc C why? I have stated before I and many others would not walk into a pub or hotel or even a hairdressers, unless we were patrons, never seen it or heard of anyone seeing what you have ... [ more ]
Wendy F
Thank you Cheryl for your very kind offer, I can understand you would be relunctant to have people wandering in to use your salons loo, I find the whole idea of walking into a pub, hotel, or hairdresser etc., to ask them if I can use their loo ... [ more ]
Wendy F
In all walks of life these days we all see things we do not like, hopefully not very often, but that is not enough reason to close them and deprive others of their need to use them.
Wendy F
Hi... just a reminder to shops maybe like Cheryls the hairdressers, do check your insurance policy before allowing non clients into your facilities to use your loos , many oremises are not insured for this I.e the Charity shop I help at have strict ... [ more ]
Wendy F
Agree with you Andrew, the toilets must stay. Marc did you know sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, I get all these from other sources.
Wendy F
I saw one elderly chap on sky news this morning got to his coach station at 6am for a hospital appointment in London after a three and a half hour trip due to road congestion,, he states the hospital are making allowances for late arrival for ... [ more ]
Wendy F
It's just things I have signed up for, when I next get one I will make a note of it's sender if it's that important to you
Wendy F
Andrew somewhere hopefully not too far back before Marc latest long posting is an email address at the council you can write too and state your case for not closing anymore loos I think the address is r.robson@poole.gov.uk, I have already sent an ... [ more ]
Wendy F
Seems like it Lindsey I, have emailed S. Robson and received the reply you would expect from the council,which is not the one we want.
Wendy F
Marc can you post these long items somewhere else all together as it takes up a lot of room especially on an ipad or phone and would make more sense in one place.
Wendy F
Barbara this has been going on for some time, I have previously tried to get some clarification from a councillor but no I he could not face me, so he ran for the hills when things got a bit tricky for him, it certainly will not help with getting ... [ more ]
Wendy F
Very sad at the way the vote went last night and councils slogan of "Protecting the vulnerable" is nearly as bad as this governments slogan of "The NHS is safe in the hands of the Conservatives, I am not sure which one I would laugh at most if it ... [ more ]