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Community alarm launches new service


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Community alarm launches new service  


How a simple wristband will help keep New Forest residents safer

New Forest District Council’s community alarm service ‘Appletree Careline’ has an innovative new approach to keeping people safe away from home with the launch of their new wristband which quickly gets help to an individual.

The silicone band (see photo-attachment below) has a unique ID number on it and an emergency telephone number for Appletree Careline,  who are on the end of the phone 24/7.  Should someone need help, Careline staff can quickly alert the individual’s relatives or contacts who are registered as part of the wristband service set-up.

Cllr Jill Cleary, Portfolio Holder, said, “The wristband is comfortable and discreet and is ideal for anyone who wants to feel safer and more confident out of the home.

“It doesn’t replace the need to call 999 where urgent medical or police assistance is required of course, but the wristband service is there for those non-emergency situations that may arise.  Such as someone becoming lost or confused or feeling a little unwell and needing assistance to get home.“We have introduced this service because our existing community alarm customers have asked us how they can benefit from the same level of reassurance beyond their home and garden. I am pleased that the already excellent support Appletree Careline gives can now be extended for anyone who feels vulnerable.”

As an introductory offer, current Appletree Careline community alarm customers who sign up to the wristband service before the 31 October 2016 will get 6 months free.

New customers taking up both services will not pay an installation or administration fee, saving £30.

The wristband service costs 45p a week (£24 annually)* with a £10 registration charge for new customers.

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Private wing of Palace House opens with launch of new exhibition

A part of the late Lord Montagu’s private apartment in Palace House has been opened to visitors for the first time with the launch of a new exhibition. The Lady and the Rebel is a tribute to the present Lord Montagu’s grandmother Pearl Pleydell-Bouverie and his aunt Elizabeth Montagu and their stories are told through their own words and possessions.

The newly opened wing includes the library which the late Lord Montagu used as his sitting room and office. A great devotee of opera, this is where he would play his records or watch the early evening television news whilst enjoying a cup of tea. Visitors will enter the library through its false bookcase door.

Another section of the newly opened corridor, together, with a former bedroom, has become a gallery space for art from the Art Russe Foundation. About 25 paintings and sculptures will be on display until a permanent gallery opens in the grounds next year.

Coastal Access Talks

Natural England’s consultation with the Beaulieu Estate over the route of the coastal path is continuing. Their priority remains the protection of nature conservation interests across the estate, as well as the privacy of residents and the operation of any businesses which may be affected. To better inform Natural England’s thinking, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust working Beaulieu, Exbury and Cadland Estates, commissioned a study into the effects of public access on nesting birds, overwintering birds and flora. The findings have been presented to NE who are still holding meetings with local residents and land owners.

The Beaulieu Estate are also working with NE on a salt marsh survey of the Solent Maritime Special Area of Conservation. Work to classify and map salt marsh zones and their habitats will be taking place during August and September.

Village Car Parking

The Beaulieu Estate continues to work closely with Beaulieu Parish Council regarding the issues concerning car parking in the village. Trials are being carried out on restrictions to parking in part of the High Street, with the aim of providing short-term parking for shoppers. Discussions with the parish council, New Forest District Council and the Highways Authority are ongoing in respect of any other ideas to help with the parking situation. Tentative plans are being drawn up for a possible private car park in part of Haywards Meadow, to take pressure off the High Street. If eventually approved and funded, this would be strictly for the use of traders and residents.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles is based on the novel of the same name by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This version is a 1959 British gothic horror and mystery film, directed by Terence Fisher and produced by Hammer Film Productions.  Starring roles are: Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes, Sir Christopher Lee as Sir Henry Baskerville and André Morell as Doctor Watson. It is the first film adaptation of the novel to be filmed in colour and is one of the most critically acclaimed films in Hammer Film Productions’ history.

We have the privilege once again of welcoming HUGO VICKERS, the renowned royal and film biographer, author and television personality to introduce this first film of the new season.

Supper menu: Pond Head sausages and mash with peas and thick onion gravy, to include a glass of wine or beer, followed by coffee/tea and mints

Supper: 6.30 pm at £11.50 Film : at 7.30 pm £5 members, £8* guests, (*or see special offer).

Tickets from The Hon.Sec, B&DFS, Peachtree House, Hatchet Lane, Beaulieu SO42 7WA Telephone reservations to 01590 612731