Highcliffe village website banner, has email and homepage links
Useful links of all kinds (feel free to suggest others)

* Bing Maps (was Multimap) Free online maps - easy to use print function. Search on place names, postcodes, street names, etc. Please note - requires cookies enabled.
* Google Maps As above, but works fine without cookies, so better (in my humble opinion)
* AskNED Dorset Police Service. What you should do, and who you should contact, with those non emergency issues. For example, nuisence neighbours, email scams, abandoned cars, etc, etc.
* TravelDorset County Council site. Find out about all kinds of travel and transport across the County. Includes road works, and details about bus, train, road, bike, and pedestrian travel.
* Trains from Hinton South West Trains run service from Hinton to Waterloo and Weymouth
* Trainline Trainline is Europe’s leading train and coach app. We work with 270 rail and coach companies to offer our customers travel to thousands of destinations in and across 45 countries in Europe. Our aim is to bring together all rail, coach and other travel services into one simple experience so people can get the best prices .
* Getting About Lots of useful info, including about buses, community transport schemes, cycling, cars, taxis. How to apply for blue badges and bus passes - all kinds of things. Well worth a look.
* Bad Weather:Protect yourself and your property GoCompare have come up with helpful hints on protecting homes, vehicles, and pets in extreme weather.
* Mileage Calculator GoCompare have designed a mileage calculator and guidance to help drivers find out how many miles they travel each week, month and year
* Royal Mail Post Codes An easy to use and very useful way to match post codes to addresses.
* Dorset Speed Cameras Camera locations. Mobile camera sites updated weekly.
* Hampshire Speed Cameras Camera locations. Mobile camera sites updated weekly.
* RAC Apart from usual RAC info, they have the best route planner and dynamic map service there is. Try it and see.
* AA Travel News Updated often - check it out before you make your journey
* AA The rest of the AA services
* AA Route Planner Free route planning from the AA
* The Highways Agency Traffic info, road projects, lots of other information
* Dorset Roadworks County Council information, updated regularly
* Hampshire Roadworks County Council information, updated regularly
* Transport Direct Great site for helping to plan a journey. I've used it for local buses, as well as trips further afield.
* Bournemouth Airport Everything, including routes, flight times, and links to all the companies flying from the airport
* National Rail Route Planner A great help if you are travelling any distance using different companies.
* MOREBUS Their services cover the Christchurch/Highcliffe area

* Seat61 If you want to know about train travel from Britain across Europe this site is a great place to visit
* National Express Coaches All National Express tickets can now be purchased at Christchurch Tourist Office - 01202 471780, or email
* Solent Blue Line Buses All routes, timetables, etc
* Wilts and Dorset Highcliffe, Barton, New Milton - bus route map, services
* Wightlink Ferries Lymington to Yarmouth is our local route.
* Brittany Ferries Including Poole and Portsmouth to Northern France
* Condor Ferries Poole and Weymouth to St Malo and the Channel Islands
* Hurst Castle Ferries In addition to the Hurst Castle ferry, these guys also run cruises to the Needles and Yarmouth
* Thompsonfly Cheap flights from Bournemouth - not all year round though
* Ryanair Flights to Dublin, Glasgow, from Bournemouth - again, not all year
* Airtime Charters Charters to anywhere passengers want to go. Also day trips to France in Summer
* Channel Express Air charter at Hurn - freight and passengers
* FlyBe Flights from Southampton, including some of those planned by Buzz
* Eurostar Booking, timetables, you name it

Bits and pieces
* BBC Dorset The BBC site just for Dorset
* BBC Radio Solent Interesting and useful site
* BBC South Today Another interesting and useful site
* Secure Home Full of extremely helpful advice and information about keeping your home and property secure
* Pictures of England Pictures of England is a super website, with thousands of wonderful photos from all over beautiful England Well worth a regular visit
* Our Property A useful site if you are buying or selling property. It allows access to official land registry data. Just enter a postcode and see what houses are selling for in that area. Lots more useful function as well
* Szigg web directory Szigg.net is a comprehensive web directory. Everything from the arts and recreation, to business and shopping
* Recycling Guide A really useful site. Advice, hints, tips on how to recycle at home, or in school.
Easy to follow illustrated instructions
* Banking Guide A useful comparison of UK banking services. What's available from them all, who's hot, and who's not. Plus advice on banking related scams
* BMD Certificates A team of researchers who will locate UK birth, marriage, or death certificates for you. No result - no fee
* Skylink Weather Extremely comprehensive weather reports and forecasts UK and worldwide
* Local Translations Translate between the common European (and Japanese) languages. Very easy to use. Excellent if you just want to translate text in common languages - free of course
* Free Translations Another one - any language to any other. Includes website translation and much more
* Prompt Online Translations And another one. This one has an Internet Explorer addon - simple to use
* Natural England Includes all the latest on countryside access
* National Lottery Play, results, and much more
* Euro Millions Play, results, and much more
* The Met Office Local five day forecast
* Royal Mail Postcode finder, and other services.You need to register for this, but it's free
* Yellow Pages Yellow pages online
* BT Directory Enquiries Directory enquiries online
* UK Phonebook Really useful - look up both private and business numbers
* InfoSpace Directories Worldwide directories. I've looked up numbers in several countries - it works fine.
* Destinations UK Comprehensive links to all corners of the UK and Ireland
*  Link to UK Villages Online website A site showing many villages and small towns in the UK with their own websites
*  Link to Villages Online website As above
* Link to Irish and British Villages website As above, but includes Eire. All three of these sites are good in their own way, and we're listed on all of them
* logo to take you to British Towns Network website An excellent guide to town and village websites across Britain. We're listed.
* My Home Town Town and village sites from all over the UK
* Inland Revenue Deal with all your tax business online
* Premium Bond Checker Check your bonds. Well over 10,000 prizes claimed by using this site
* The Time Now See what time it is - anywhere.
(This site is much more accessible for those with sight impairments than many others.)
* City Link Guide Guide to many British cities and towns
* BBC Gardeners World .
* Verbix verbs Verbs in 100+ languages
* Wordweb Free dictionary and thesaurus - right on your desktop
* One Look Dictionary Search Free dictionary search. It searches 922 dictionaries - amazing tool
* Visual Thesaurus I love this web based thesaurus. Just watching it is fun
* Idioms All those idioms explained , including their source
* Currency Calculator From any currency to any other - includes Euros
* Mailing Preference Service Moved to Services page. Get rid of junk mail - online. Related sites to stop unwanted sales phone calls, and faxes.
* Lottery Grants Application details and forms (or phone 0845 600 2040)
* Watch That Page Watches your favourite web pages and informs you by email of any changes. Nothing to install, completely free. Register and sit back.
* Ref Desk Help on just about any subject. Includes an Ask the experts section
* Absolute Trivia A collection of useless knowledge and quizzes. It will lead to many others
* Bored.com A huge collection of funny, interesting, crazy stuff
* Caravan Site Finder .
* SteamWeb A collection of steam engine photos, mostly at Hinton/Walkford (on the Steamweb website)
* Dorset Ramblers Assoc Find out about the Ramblers Association Groups in Dorset, RA led walks you can try, and other information about walking in Dorset
* Long Distance Walkers Association Site for the Dorset Group from the Long Distance Walkers Association. Social walks
14+ miles, and challenge walks (some suitable for runners) 25+ miles
* Up My Street An interesting collection of info about your postcode or town. Try it
*  Song Lyrics Get the lyrics and mp3 files for over 240,000 songs, from over 3000 artists
Computer stuff - just a taste of techie sites, and search engines. There are hundreds more
*  Skype Absolutely brilliant! Free telephone calls through your computer, to anywhere in the world. You need Broadband to have it work properly
*  File To Mail Another very handy email tool. Select a file in a folder, type in the mail address, and just the file is sent
*  PDF Speedup This really speeds up those painful Acrobat Reader startup times
*  Global spellchecker Use MS Word spellcheck function from any application at all
*  SearchTurtle A little different this one - nice though
*  Ask Jeeves An old favourite
*  All The Web Another good one
*  Computer Consultant Free advice on all computer issues
*  Karbo's Guide Illustrated guide to pc hardware
*  Modems A great site if you have modem questions or problems
*  Nightvision Control the gamma channels/settings, refresh rates, etc. ideal for those that need to preserve dark adeptation (eg astronomers)
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Computer stuff - just a taste of free download sites, and other fun stuff. There are hundreds
*  Freeware BB No nonsense, no popups, just a nice simple freeware download site. Registration required for extra security and peace of mind.
*  Jumbo Free programs of all kinds
*  Nonags As above
*  Download As above
*  FetchFido Amazing UK games site. All types for all ages -includes Java, Flash, Shockwave - you name it. Brilliant!
*  Free Online Games Lots of gaming related information as well as the games.
*  Egg2 Another really good UK games site. Again all types for all ages.
*  Funmail Send fun emails, with music, cartoons
*  PhotoCartoonist More fun emails, plus lots more besides
*  Hugs and Kisses Yet more email fun
*  Funology Fun for kids from 1 - 101
*  Free Games Net Free games, and lots more besides.
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* Acrobat Reader logo - takes you to Adobe site to get it You need this to read files in PDF format. Many organisations publish their info in this way. You can also get a free program to help the visually impaired to access the contents of PDF files from Adobe


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