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 Kinson Village News   -   2020 

Kinson Village News from 1st December 2019 to 31st January 2020

Newsletter No. 27 

(updated 31st December 2019)

We warmly welcome you to Kinson and especially to Moonfleet of Kinson, a BT Community website dedicated to our local area. We thank you also for regularly visiting and supporting us.

As 2019 drew to a close, it presented a good opportunity to look back one more time to reflect upon the many successful events held in Kinson Village throughout last year. 

November`s highly regarded Christmas on the Green event  ended last year on a high note and we look forward to more successful community events being staged during 2020. The Christmas tree and its lights were also a great focal point throughout the festive season.

Behind the scenes a great deal of planning and hard work goes into every event staged. For this we must thank the Kinson Business Forum and all the other local organisations who have so ably demonstrated true commitment and dedication to our local community and especially to Kinson. 

Not long ago the Kinson Village Shopping Centre was modernised and we now look forward in a positive direction for the benefit of everyone in 2020. The BCP Council has quickly established itself and we now move forward  with continued determination to make Kinson great for our community. In the coming months we have commitments within the Kinson community which will keep us busy up to springtime. 

There`s always something worth rediscovering about Old Kinson, even in the winter. We ourselves are already fully committed to 2020 and to running on the firm principle of striving to make our website content as educational, informative ,interesting and as enjoyable as possible.

This same principle has served us well for over a decade. It is also important to build upon local community foundations and to foster and to encourage those important “little bridges” with all age groups locally.

As always, one of our main aims throughout our website, has always been to encourage people of all age groups to take an interest in their local community and to be aware of the rich history and heritage which an older and modern Kinson still retains. Walking is certainly an ideal way to see all the interesting places, flora and fauna Kinson supports. 

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 preserving Old Kinson and to retaining the Kinson Village atmosphere. 

Please feel free to download any information you require on any topic published on our website. 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.

Due to personal commitments, as much as we like to be helpful in the local community, we regret that we are unable to offer detailed help with any family history research or student and professional studies. 

If you wish to Contact Us or add a comment in our Guestbook, you are very welcome to do so by using: .

And what else will we be doing this winter? Weather permitting we will continue to focus on Kinson ornithology and certainly looking out for fieldfares, redwings, snipe and teal visiting our region. 

The 32nd Kinson Common Wild Orchid Survey will be fully underway early in 2020. Already, a number of emerging heath spotted and southern marsh orchids have already been recorded. On another local site emerging bee orchid plants were gps recorded and photographed during the autumn. Again, the weather and ground disturbance have been important factors likely to affect summer flowerings in 2020. 

A highlight of the autumn was to record good numbers of autumn lady`s tresses locally. From next springtime onwards visits will also be made to Turbary Common to look at the site`s excellent flora and fauna with Mr Ted Taylor.

Down in the heart of our village, the Kinson Hub houses a superb library, offers free internet access and a comprehensive range of facilities catering for all ages groups. It is also home to other important council departments who provide excellent community services.

Close by, at least 76 leisure activity groups are based at the Kinson Community Centre (Pelhams). Surrounded by greenery, the parkland has Green flag status and the long established Pelhams Bowls Club is well supported.Next door is the Pelhams Park Leisure Centre which offers a very wide-range of gym and sporting facilities.

Bournemouth Council continues to support recognised conservation groups within the borough. If you have time to spare & would like to assist in numerous worthy local conservation causes in north Bournemouth do please contact Borough Countryside officers on 01202 451548, whom we are sure can supply useful information about volunteering. This has to be good for the community for it brings with it genuine satisfaction, stimulates new friendships and bonds the local community even closer together.

During the winter Borough Parks officers will be undertaking programmes of work to conserve and to improve local open spaces and nature reserves in and around north Bournemouth. These tasks will aid site visitors and greatly benefit flora and fauna in 2020. 

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

We wish you all a  peaceful and Happy New Year. Thank you for reading our latest newsletter. 

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