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Est: 1994 v THE HERALD, 2 HIGH STREET, HYTHE, SO45 6AH v No 442 • FREE Every 3 Weeks • 22nd June-13th July 2023 The Your Community Magazine FOUR SEASONS DENTURE CENTRE MORE THAN JUST A DENTAL LABORATORY If you want the best quality dentures in a relaxed, friendly and professional environment then call today for a free consultation Tel: 023 8084 6443 Mobile: 07919 074360 1 HOUR DENTURE REPAIRS North Road, Dibden Purlieu, Southampton SO45 4RE NEED NEW DENTURES? STAIRLIFTS STAIRLIFTS Freedom Stairlifts Straight Stairlifts Curved Stairlifts freedomstairlifts.co.uk Vehicle Servicing Garage For all your mechanical needs Tyres, Servicing, Clutches Diagnostic work, Brakes Cam Belts, Tyres, Exhausts, MOT’s arranged Servicing from £69.99 f Free Summer Check f See Main advert page 79 Free local collection Courtesy cars available 114-118 Hampton Lane, Blackfield SO45 1UB www.rightautos.co.uk • 023 8089 0600 SJ SAVAGE BUILDING & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE • Extensions • Loft Conversions • All aspects of building works including Decorating 07788 868262 stevesavo@hotmail.co.uk Quickstep Laminate Floors, Luxury Vinyl Tiles 15 Marsh Parade, Hythe 023 8084 4741 FRAME SHOP HYTHE PICTURE FRAMING • Reliable and Efficient Service • Serving Trade, Domestic and Commercial Customers • Three sizes of bags available GRAB BAGS - A CHEAPER FLEXIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO A SKIP Tel: 023 8081 1757 • www.abbeygrabbag.co.uk • Call us for Prompt Delivery of a Bag • Fill Like a Normal Skip • Call again for a swift collection. • We can also collect your own grab bags 8 YEAR OLD DONATES HAIR RAISING AMOUNT TO CHARITY Orchard Junior School pupil, Katie Bartlett recently braved the big chop and donated 11 inches of her hair to e Little Princess Trust, who provide real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or to other conditions such as Alopecia. Inspired by her Mum, who has previously donated hair to the charity, 8 year old Katie decided last year that she wanted to grow her hair long enough to have it cut o to donate. In May Katie was booked in for the big chop with Steph at Salon 65, who did an amazing job cutting 11 inches of Katie’s hair o . As an extra treat a er she had cut Katie’s new style Steph straightened Katie’s hair for her and presented her with a certi cate. Katie posted her hair o to the Charity the same day and received an email a couple of days later thanking her for her donation. It costs e Little Princess Trust £550 to make and t Katie after the big chop Continued on page 3

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v CALL US: 023 8084 5700 v 22nd June 2023 • The HERALD • Page 3 THE FRAME SHOP We frame Prints, Paintings, Embroideries, Tapestries, Medals, Coins, Photos, Maps, Sports Shirts and Memorabilia 15 MARSH PARADE, PYLEWELL ROAD, HYTHE SO45 6AN PICTURE FRAMING 023 8084 4741 Est: 1987 MEETING ALL YOUR GLASS AND MIRROR NEEDS • Glass cut to size • Mirrors made to measure • Broken glass repaired • Misted up or broken double-glazed units replaced • Glass table tops • Heat-resistant glass for woodburners 75 Rumbridge Street, Totton Tel: (023) 8086 3074 TOTTON GLASS just one wig, as well as donating her hair Katie decided to raise money through sponsorship and to date has raised £586.25 including Gi Aid. As well as providing wigs free of charge, e Little Princess Trust is also one of the largest funders of childhood cancer research in the UK. ey rely solely on the generosity of their wonderful supporters who help the charity give ‘Hair and Hope’ to so many children and young people with cancer each year. If you’d like to sponsor Katie please visit: www. justgiving.com/page/katieshaircut For more information about e Little Princess Trust please visit: www.littleprincesses.org.uk 8 YEAR OLD DONATES HAIR RAISING AMOUNT TO CHARITY Katie before the big chop Continued from front page Waterside Transport Strategy and Schemes – Public Engagement Events Hampshire County Council is holding public engagement events for several transport schemes in the Waterside.  is is an opportunity for local residents and businesses to nd out more about the proposed transport schemes. Friday 23rd June, 3pm to 7.30pm at St.Anne’s Hall, Warrys Close, SO45 3QR For the A326 North scheme you can also sign up to attend one of two online question and answer sessions hosted by the project team via Microso Teams Tuesday 27th June, 6.30pm to 7.30pm, register here: www.eventbrite.com/e/a326-north-watersideimprovemen t s - on l i ne - engagemen t - s e s s i ontickets-621044108647 Thursday 6th July, 6.30pm to 7.30pm, register here: www.eventbrite.com/e/a326-north-watersideimp r ov emen t s - on l i ne - eng a g emen t - s e s s i on - tickets-621047097587 For full details of the events and the schemes that will be discussed please visit: www.hants.gov.uk/waterside anks to donations of old and foreign money to the collection pot in e Herald o ce, a further £292.38 has been raised for Hythe Pier Heritage Association. Thank you to everyone that has dropped off donations! Old and Foreign Money Helping to Restore Hythe Pier

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Page 12 • The HERALD • 22nd June 2023 v EMAIL YOUR NEWS: editor@herald-publishing.co.uk v Tel: 07885 413156 • Digital Aerial & Satellite Installations • Repairs & Servicing • TV Distribution Points • TVWall Mounting & Installations • Freesat HD/Freeview HD • Sky, Sky+, Sky HD • SMATV & IRS Systems • DAB/FMAerial Installations CAI Company of the Year 2014 Humphries Digital Aerials Keith Humphries & Son All Areas Covered Tel: 023 8066 7362 Email: humphriesaerials@btconnect.com • Website: www.humphriesdigitalaerials.co.uk A Family Firm Est 1971 All General Plumbing • Boiler Installations • Boiler Breakdowns • Gas Appliance Servicing • Central Heating Repairs 023 8089 9300 07917 445369 petertarr1@hotmail.co.uk Reg: 3515993 PETERTARR Gas, Plumbing & Heating Paralympian Aaron Phipps MBE Opens All-Inclusive Play Area at Longdown Activity Farm Following the completion of an all-inclusive outdoor play area at Longdown Activity Farm, gold medalwinning Paralympian Aaron Phipps MBE was invited by activity farm owners Bryan and Dawn Pass to cut the ribbon and formally announce the opening of the accessible play equipment. e all-inclusive play equipment includes a wheelchair swing and accessible playboards which sit within other delighted to offer this latest opportunity for inclusivity at Longdown. Our long-running assisted needs educational programme has given local students the confidence to develop practical and social skills using the farm as a facilitator. During 2012, we installed a Changing Places unit with adult-sized equipment, which gives those that need the facility the dignity and privacy that we all enjoy. However, it is the latest edition of the all-inclusive play equipment that gives us the greatest pleasure – the sight of the happy, laughing faces enjoying the wheelchair swing is simply priceless.” During the opening ceremony, Bryan and Dawn announced that the accessible play area has been dedicated to the memory of Sam Burnage – a very special little boy who loved to visit the Farm. e addition of the all-inclusive play area is a direct result of the vision, planning and hard physical gra from directors Phil Lovelock and Matt Harris of Apex Outdoor Spaces who, with the help of their team, along with Pete and John Gulliver who constructed the accessible perimeter path, and the team from Hunts agricultural contractors, created this happy space. Director of Apex Outdoor Spaces, Phil Lovelock said: “Matt and I were delighted to work on such an important project. It has been challenging at times, and the extreme weather held us up, but we delivered the finished area just inside our given deadline. It’s so rewarding to see the happiness that this project has created.” e all-inclusive play area is available to visitors of Longdown Activity Farm as part of a family-friendly outing which, along with play, o ers a schedule of hands-on animal activities throughout the day. improvements to the wonderful play opportunities available for visitors of all abilities that visit Longdown. Aaron Phipps MBE is a British wheelchair rugby champion, winning a coveted gold medal, along with his teammates, at the 2020 summer Paralympics. Despite being struck down with meningitis C and meningococcal sepsis at the age of 15 resulting in the loss of his legs and most of his ngers, Aaron has gone on to achieve incredible feats of endurance including an unassisted climb of Mount Kilimanjaro in 2016. A er the o cial opening of the facility at Longdown, Aaron said: “Allowing children who have a disability to Cutting the ribbon – Aaron Phipps MBE, Bryan Pass Enjoying the swing play alongside those who don’t helps to break down barriers in society as we work towards making the world a more inclusive place. I am amazed by the inclusivity that Bryan and Dawn have managed to achieve at Longdown, as a farm is not a venue often associated with accessibility.” A long-term champion of the assisted needs community, Longdown Activity Farm owner Bryan Pass explains: “My wife, Dawn, and I are Music Making & Sharing Music Making and Sharing takes place on the 3rd Saturday of the month (15th July) from 2pm to 5pm at Calmore Village Hall, Pauletts Lane, Calmore SO40 2RS. e cost is just £5 payable at the door. e group welcome and encourage you to share and listen to people’s musical enthusiasm – the instrument of their choice and the genre they like. All levels of ability welcome from professionals to beginners. Anybody can join who would like to play/sing a couple of pieces to non-judgemental fellow musicians. Perhaps you compose your own music. ey would love to hear it. eir meetings start with a brief musical warm-up and then they take turns in playing and listening to each other. ey welcome adults, young people from age 16 years and supervised children. Please take your own refreshments. Dates for 2023: 19th August, 16th September, 21st October, 18th November and 16th December. Contact: Doris 0781 7409 192, dorispbennett@talktalk.net or Hilary 01202 826042.

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Whilst e National Brain Appeal raises the estimated £7m needed to build this Centre enjoy with friends or family. Subtly coloured planting has been chosen to minimise sensory disruption. A level, wide path weaves simply through the garden, o ering along its way brightly coloured, easily found seating areas and sheltered spaces for independent way nding. Designer, Charlie Hawkes said: “One in six people in the UK are affected by neurological conditions, so it’s important to support the exceptional work of The National Brain Appeal in funding world-leading research and supporting people with neurological conditions. I hope the garden will increase the feeling of well-being and connectedness of people living with rare dementias and other neurological conditions. The reaction from the public at Chelsea has been amazing and I hope visitors to Exbury will like it as well. I’m very grateful to Landscape Associates who helped to build the garden at Chelsea and will help with the relocation to Exbury too.” eresa Dauncey, Chief Executive of e National Brain Appeal, said: “We are so grateful to Marcus Agius and everyone at Exbury for hosting our beautiful Rare Space Garden and giving more people the opportunity to enjoy it and to learn more about rare forms of dementia.” Rare Dementia Support (RDS), is a service funded by e National Brain Appeal, that provides information, support and advice to people and their families living with rare dementias. ese dementias can strike young, a ecting people in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, and not necessarily have memory-led symptoms, but more o en are seen through changes in vision, language or behaviour which create huge challenges to those living with these conditions, and to their families, carers and employers. Once opened, the Rare Dementia Support Centre will provide guidance, assistance and education, as well as being a space for research, artistic and cultural activities. - expected to open in 2024/25 - the garden will be temporarily located in Hampshire for Exbury’s visitors to enjoy, and to raise awareness of these life-changing neurological conditions. e garden will be planted with help from Exbury’s team of gardeners, opposite the Five Arrows Gallery in a previously paved area within the Gardens. It will open to visitors from 25th June. Interpretation boards will outline the signi cance of key features within the space and explain how those with rare dementias and their families can seek support. Marcus Agius, Chairman of Exbury Gardens and Chairman of the Rare Dementia Support Centre Development Committee, said: “I know our visitors will be intrigued and enchanted to see this garden. Apart from admiring its beauty, they will be interested to learn how it has been designed to comfort people with rare dementias. Perhaps they will also take away some ideas for their own gardens: how to use certain plants and design to create a sense of calm and well-being.” Charlie Hawkes has designed the ‘Rare Space’ garden to o er a balance between exploration and calm navigation and give those with dementia a greater sense of safety within a place they can Left to Right: Marcus and Kate Agius, of Exbury Gardens, with designer Charlie Hawkes on The National Brain Appeal’s Rare Space Sanctuary Garden (Photo Credit: Marie Mangan) Views of the Rare Space garden at RHS Chelsea © Britt Willoughby Dyer

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Page 16 • The HERALD • 22nd June 2023 v SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES v WATERSIDE NETWORK GROUP: MEMBER FOCUS by Simon Chadwick Us Brits certainly love our gardens, but we don’t always make the most of them. That’s where Waterside Network Group member Sutherlands Landscapes comes in, because they can transform your outdoor space into something really special. As a family-run landscaping company their mission is to turn your ideas into amazing outdoor spaces for you to enjoy. Whether that’s gorgeous patios to extend your living room into the garden, magni cent decking with a superb nish, or a fully landscaped garden to bring the entire space up to its best potential, Sutherlands Landscapes are the people to talk to. ey can also tackle your driveway, turning tired tarmac or scrappy stones Mortgage holders have been on a rollercoaster these past 12 months, with rising rates changing the state of the mortgage market. ankfully, clear-headed thinking is the antidote to market volatility. A er a decade of ultra-low interest rates, the return to rates around 5% has been a shock to the system for many mortgage holders. Mortgage rates have settled somewhat since the uncertainty caused by the mini-Budget, but they still remain higher than before September 2022. The result is higher mortgage repayments for many mortgage holders, putting a further strain on household budgets. In an environment of rising rates, the certainty o ered by xed-rate deals can seem appealing. Having a xed-rate deal o ers a guaranteed interest rate, which means monthly payments will be the same from the start to the end of your term. e ability to plan your budget is a big plus, but your monthly payments won’t fall if interest rates do. With in ation remaining stubbornly high, we’ll continue to monitor developments in Bank Rate and the mortgage market. Wherever your property journey is heading, we’ll help you navigate it. To get in touch, please use the Busy Bee Mortgage & Protection Solutions contact details opposite. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage. Bank Rate & Mortgage Market by Sue Johnstone, Busy Bee Mortgage & Protection Solutions Sue Johnstone, Busy Bee Mortgage & Protection Solutions into something to be proud of, enhancing the value of your property by making it look its very best. ey’ll even tackle your fencing, with a variety of solutions from the practical to the something special, to t within your budget and your aspirations. To get the ball rolling, David Larkin will visit your home at your convenience and discuss your hopes and requirements. Not sure quite what you want? By using Sutherlands Landscapes’ garden design packages you can plan what plants you want to grow, the layout of paths and structures, and the overall style of the garden. is also helps you visualise the design in advance rendered in 2D and 3D, so you can be sure you’re getting the garden you want. Check out the Sutherlands Landscapes website and Facebook page for a wide range of beautifully nished projects that show the potential of your outdoor spaces. To nd out more, please take a look at sutherlandslandscapes.com or contact David directly on the contact details opposite. David Larkin, Sutherlands Landscapes