Townsend Community News March 2016, Bournemouth

Last Updated: Updated - Wednesday, 23rd March 2016 // Updated - Thursday, 3rd March 2016 // New - Tuesday, 1st March 2016


Spring Plant Sale 2016

At Cherry Tree Nursery on Saturday 2nd Aprilbetween 8am and 3pm

Cherry Tree Nursery's plant sales are very popular events and are eagerly anticipated and supported by our many friends. Everyone is very welcome.

As well as a huge variety of high quality hardy garden plants, many at reduced prices, there will be a wide selection of stalls selling local, ethical and fairly traded goods and crafts from around the world. Cherry Tree logo clothing, books, CDs, DVDs and the ever popular bric-a-brac will also be on sale.

You can enjoy food and drink including a barbecue, delicious home-made cakes, and free soft drinks, tea and coffee, and try your luck with the tombola and raffle.

A new stall this year will be coppice and woodland products made by John Sweeney of Oakey Smokey. John is a local woodsman and member of the Dorset Coppice Group who is working to maintain and conserve small woodlands for wildlife and to provide the community with traditional coppice products and firewood.

To add to the carnival atmosphere, we have live music from the 'Daisie Ukuladies' and our own band 'The Propagators'

CHERRY TREE NURSERY is situated off the Northbourne Roundabout, near Kinson. Toilet facilities and free car parking are available including disabled access.

Tel: 01202 593537

Bournemouth Mayor's Volunteer and Volunteer Group of the Year Award

Details of this year's Volunteer of the Year award hosted by the Mayor of Bournemouth. This award is open to those who live and/or work within Bournemouth and also volunteer within the Bournemouth area. Both individual volunteers and volunteer groups can be put forward - see below for criteria. To nominate a person or a group, please complete and return the nomination form (which has to be signed and returned in the post) by Friday 23rd April to:

Mayor of Bournemouth's Volunteer Awards
c/o The Mayor's PA
Mayor's Parlour
Town Hall, Bourne Avenue

The Awards evening itself will be on Tuesday 17th May 2016.

BCHA's Supporting Others course

BCHA still have a few spaces left on the next intake of the highly popular and beneficial 'Skills for Supporting Others' course, which starts on the 4 April 2016.

This course provides a fantastic opportunity for individuals to learn and explore a variety of skills and knowledge that will enable you to become successful in a variety of support roles such as mentoring or support work. The course covers topics such as professional boundaries, goal setting, equality, diversity and interpersonal and communication skills. Upon completion of the course the learner will gain an accredited NOCN Level One qualification.

The course is based at St Swithuns House and runs for 5 further weeks on Mondays from 9.30 - 3pm.

Enrolment for the next course will be on Monday 4 April 2016 from 10 - 12.30pm, and it will begin on Monday 11 April 2016.

If you are supporting any customers or volunteers aged 19 or over that you feel would be interested in this free course, ask them to fully complete the referral and application form below in FULL and return it to Ignite, BCHA, St Swithuns House, 21 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3NS.

The course is always in popular demand, so please return applications before 24 March 2016 to be considered for a place.

If you require any further information regarding this course, please contact Vanessa Rosales on 01202 410595


Easter Fayre

We are holding an Easter Fayre at Townsend Community Centre

12noon - 2pm on Good Friday 25th March 2016

Please come along and join in with the fun

There will be a large Tombola and lots of other things to do.

Egg Hunt, Colouring, Pin the tail on the Bunny.

Tea or Coffee with a Hot Cross Bun £1.00

A Hand Made Easter Bonnet Competition

If you want to Hire a table £5.00 please call Pauline on 01202 301556

Free Entry


Bags of Help

From 27th February until 6th March 2016, Tesco customers will be able to vote for us at fourteen Tesco stores in Bournemouth and the surrounding areas.

After your shop, you'll be given a token, and you can drop that token in the designated Jewell Academy box to vote for us. We are already coming up with some amazing ideas for utilising the space!

Further details on Jewell Academy

Castlepoint Library Monthly Coffee Morning

1st Wednesday of every month

10am-12pm just drop-in

Tea, coffee, biscuits, book sale

Our monthly coffee mornings are held out in the main library. They are very informal affairs, a great chance to mingle and chat with other library users, or just have a quick cuppa and a browse. There is no need to book, just come along. Everyone is welcome.