Dedicated to Old and Modern Kinson

 Kinson Village News   -   2020 

 Kinson Village News from 1st July 2020 to 31st July 2020

Newsletter No. 31 

We welcome you to Kinson and especially to Moonfleet of Kinson, a BT Community website dedicated to our local area. 

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the "Kinson Village spirit" remains strong and we are all greatly indebted to all our local shops, businesses and to our Post Office for seeing us safely through some difficult times.

Again, we also say another big thank you to the NHS and to everyone else who faithfully serve our Community daily, safeguarding our health and continued well being.
More Businesses continue to reopen. The Acorn is due to reopen on July 4th as are our Kinson hairdressers. Bournemouth and Kinson libraries will reopen on Tuesday, 7th July. We hope the Kinson Community Centre and nearby Pelhams Park Leisure Centre will reopen soon.

We fully acknowledge and thank everyone for visiting our website. We have continued to run on the firm principles of making our content as educational, informative, interesting and enjoyable throughout these difficult times.

As many will know, throughout our successful venture of 17+ years, we have also been committed to building upon local community foundations and to fostering and encouraging those all important "little bridges" with all age groups in the Kinson community. We look forward to the time when we can offer assistance to groups and societies who carry their own public liability insurance. 

During June, many families were out and about on daily walks exploring the Kinson region.
We hope this trend continues this month as there is always much to see close to home. 

During the summer we will continue to focus on Kinson ornithology and so far we have recorded over 49+ species of wild birds while out on local walks. During the quieter times, it was possible to hear the cuckoo, blackcaps and other warblers. Now, we are grateful to listen to the chirpy sparrows and blackbirds singing.

For many years now we have recorded botany and especially wild orchids locally with a genuine passion. Over 40 visits took place in the Kinson area to 3 nature reserves from autumn 2019 until summer 2020. So far we have gps recorded 7 species and combined numbers total over 4,247+ this year. 

We also appreciate the tremendous support and interest shown by Mr Ted Taylor, especially in matters relating to Turbary Common, West Howe.

From the start, one of our main aims throughout our website continues to be to encourage people of all age groups to take an interest in their local community and to be aware of its rich history and heritage which an older and modern Kinson still retains. 

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. 

There`s always something worth rediscovering about Old Kinson especially in connection with St. Andrew`s church, Kinson. When restrictions are fully lifted, we hope we can make more discoveries later this year. 

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. As much as we like to be helpful in the local community and assist with community researches, we regret that we are unable to offer help with individual family history researches. 

When safe and wise to do so in the near future, Bournemouth Council now joined with Christchurch and Poole (BCP), will continue to support recognised conservation groups within the borough. 

During the winter and into spring, Borough officers accomplished some very worthy conservation tasks in the Kinson and surrounding areas. These we know will aid site visitors and greatly benefit flora and fauna.

During the next few months we are coming to the exciting times of recording summer butterflies. We hope to record clouded yellows, graylings, silver-washed fritillaries, white admirals and numerous other species that Kinson supports. We have already recorded the marbled white and ringlets in pristine condition locally.

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

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

Meanwhile, thank you for reading our latest newsletter and please take great care of yourselves and stay safe.  

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