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Local residents and community groups are invited to share a few hours of food, friendship and fun at Saxon Square Shopping Centre on Sunday 02 June, between 12pm-4pm, as Christchurch hosts it’s very own Big Lunch.
Saxon Square Shopping Centre will join thousands of communities across the UK to show its support for the nationwide community get-together scheme funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
Taking place at Unit 25, between Priory Sports and the bay tree at Saxon Square Shopping Centre, local residents are invited to bring their own food and join in the free event which includes children’s entertainment and live music and dance performances.
There will be performances from local musical group Funky Little Choir Co and dance troupe Mad 4 Dance. A children’s entertainer will also provide free face painting and the whole family can take part in arts and crafts activities, including bunting making.
Dorset Police will be holding a car crime prevention event in the area of Southbourne Grove on Tuesday 14th May 2013.
Safer neighbourhood team officers will be in Southbourne Grove between 10:00am and 3:00pm.
Officers will be handing out information about car crime and how you can take steps to prevent becoming a victim.
The car crime prevention vehicle will be on display for members of the public to view and take away some handy tips.
Southbourne residents are being encouraged to think about how much food they throw out as national figures show the average family wastes £50 of food a month.
In Bournemouth a massive 38 per cent of all rubbish thrown in the Little Bin (refuse) is food and the Council’s Recycling Team is encouraging residents to think more about food waste to help reduce the amount and save money too. The Council is supporting the ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ campaign urging people to think about how they use shop, store and cook food items they buy.
Top Five Food Waste Tips
- Learn to use your freezer better
- Use an online portion calculator for items such as potatoes, rice pasta – often too much is cooked and thrown away.
- Plan a weekly menu and use it to draw up a shopping list
- Learn how to maximise your leftovers through recipe ideas found at www.lovefoodhatewaste.com/recipes
- Stock up your store cupboard on long life essentials and herbs and spices to jazz up everyday food items
There is a bit of a fitness theme to this edition as we welcome two new gyms to the high street in Southbourne. Energie and Shokk are above the new Sainsburys and we have full details about what's on offer from pages 6 to 10.
We have news of the 5th anniversary for Sugar Mango and two new festivals coming our way - the Shake & Stir Vintage Festival on the 23rd June and the Family Adventure Festival Roadshow at the end of May.
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