Monthly Archives: October 2017

Boscombe: an alternative point of view

What do you think when you think of Boscombe? Some would have you believe it’s an awful place, riddled with crime. WRONG. It’s a vibrant, thriving, up-coming community that recently lost power, but never their spirit. It is extremely heart-warming … Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on Boscombe: an alternative point of view

My job is like a dating agency!

  Did you know that a young person who has had four or more workplace encounters is 86% less likely to be unemployed or not in education or training? That’s why my job is to increase and improve work experience … Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on My job is like a dating agency!

It’s National Adoption Week

Last week, I had a phone call from an adopted adult, with whom I had last had contact in 1996! At the time, I helped her to access the original records about her adoption and acted as an intermediary when … Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on It’s National Adoption Week

Bournemouth Art Attack: Hydromania!

This week I met with the Reverend Dr Ian Terry, Team Rector of Bournemouth Town Centre Parish and Chair of Trustees of Shelley-Frankenstein Trust.  It was great to hear about the plans for the celebrations in 2018 to mark the … Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on Bournemouth Art Attack: Hydromania!

Magic, music, mind-reading and meticulous planning

We’re currently surrounded by boxes. Boxes of brochures and posters, craft materials, clipboards and volunteer uniform. Yes, we’re in the final stages before this year’s Arts by the Sea festival begins on Saturday! As anyone who works in events knows, … Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on Magic, music, mind-reading and meticulous planning

Casanova, J. Edgar Hoover and Batgirl

What do Casanova, J. Edgar Hoover and Batgirl have in common? They all worked in libraries. Library use across Bournemouth and Poole is flourishing. We’ll be joining the nation to celebrate the local network of 22 libraries during Libraries Week … Continue reading

Posted in General, Libraries | Comments Off on Casanova, J. Edgar Hoover and Batgirl

Keeping the traffic flowing

Recently, I was delighted to meet our Civil Enforcement Team and hear about their work to keep the traffic flowing around Bournemouth. Ian Wilson, Civil Enforcement Manager introduced me to his team and their work and I learnt about some … Continue reading

Posted in General, News | Comments Off on Keeping the traffic flowing