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 Kinson Village News   -   2019 

Kinson Village News from 1st September 2019 to 30th November 2019

Newsletter No. 26 

Welcome to Kinson and especially to our Moonfleet of Kinson website. We thank everyone who views and supports our Kinson Community website hosted by BT. We strive to regularly update our website with wide-ranging and interesting topics. 

The Kinson Business Forum, with other Community partners and organisations, continue to work hard to retain our important Kinson Village atmosphere by staging local events throughout the year including some on our own Kinson Village Green. 

We now move from a successful Summer into a more mellow Autumn period where there is still much of interest to do and visit locally. 

In November, Kinson`s War memorial, a poignant daily reminder of past and recent sacrifices made by local men, takes centre stage when many gather to pay homage and remember them. 

At the approach of the Festive season, thoughts will then be firmly focussed on another annual highlight, the well supported Christmas on the Green event. Lots to see and do with carol singing by the Christmas tree. 

As always, we ourselves have many commitments within Kinson and some new projects are planned. we feel it really is important to build upon the foundations already laid and to maintain those all important little bridges with all age groups in our community. 

Our 31st annual orchid survey of the Kinson district was very successful and during this autumn we will be looking to find the first emerging bee orchids locally which will flower in 2020. 

Over 73 recording visits were made to 3 local sites up to 19th September 2019. 1,749+ orchids were recorded at Millhams, 2,122 orchids in Kinson and 1986+ orchids at Turbary Common, West Howe. All recordings and findings, covering many years, have been regularly reported to the Borough`s Parks department. 

Since starting Moonfleet of Kinson in 2003, We have continued to run on the firm principles of making our content as educational, informative and as interesting as possible. Running this BT website is fun and we like using our own data and photographs collected over many years. 

2019 seems to have passed by so quickly and with autumn`s arrival, the darker evenings will allow us, time permitting, to concentrate on astronomy. 

Throughout the autumn and the coming winter we will also be focussing on Kinson ornithology. Some of our favourite visitors to the area include, fieldfares, redwings, snipe and teal. It is also worth looking out for egrets and kingfishers at Kinson Common. So far this year, we have recorded 51+ types of wild birds in or close to Kinson. 

Since publishing our last newsletter we have been busy researching more local history and updating our photographic records of local flora and fauna for our website. 

We make no apologies for stating again there`s always something worth rediscovering about Old Kinson, whether it be in connection with St. Andrew`s church or other local areas. We enjoy publishing details so that others can also share freely this information.

Even the Kinson smugglers and especially Isaac Gulliver will always be remembered while people of all ages continue to enjoy studying them. Please feel free to download any information or photographs you require. All we ever ask is that if this information is to be published, please acknowledge the source in the names of R.D & J. Haskell. 

As much as we like to be helpful in the local community, our own time schedules are very tight and we regret that we cannot assist with any family history enquiries or student researches. 

On the "Butterfly front" we enjoyed summer recording. Unfortunately again, despite recording 22+ species including the silver-washed fritillary and painted lady, we did not record the white admiral or many of "the specials" as we would have wished.

We genuinely believe it`s good to be involved locally and such involvement brings with it genuine satisfaction, stimulates new friendships and bonds the local community even closer together. One such place which really achieves this has to be The Kinson Community Centre, which proudly boasts royal approval (also a Green Flag for the parkland) and offering throughout the year, a wide range of daytime and evening activities for local people and visitors. There are also many interesting internal display areas. 

The well established Pelhams Park Leisure Centre is in close proximity to the Community Centre and details of all their activities and events can be obtained from them directly. A safe tarmac route for walkers and cyclists through Pelhams Park leads directly to the Leisure Centre. 

The BCP council continues to support recognised conservation groups within the borough. If you have time to spare and would like to assist in numerous worthy local conservation causes in north Bournemouth, please contact Borough countryside officers at the Kingfisher Barn on 01202 451548, whom we are sure can supply useful information about volunteering.

If you have any older or more modern photographs of Kinson, please consider letting us copy them so that we can share them with others who are also interested in Old Kinson.

We extend our very best wishes to everyone who is involved in the local community of Kinson and the wider community of Bournemouth to which we all belong. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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Thank you for reading our latest newsletter and enjoy the autumn period. 

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