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THE CHURCH MAGAZINE

May 2014

Rev’d Mike Hayes All Saints’ Church, Wouldham View the Church Magazine online: www.burhamvillage.org & www.wouldhampc.kentparishes.gov.uk 1


THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND PARISH OF BURHAM & WOULDHAM

All Saints Church, Wouldham Rev’d Mike Hayes Usual working days are on Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays.

Tel: 07964 697556 E-mail: mikejhayes@hotmail.co.uk Church Wardens

Mrs Gwen Worcester. Mrs Marie Rayner.

Tel. 01634 672060 Tel. 01634 681873

Baptisms

Mrs Gwen Worcester.

Tel. 01634 672060

Weddings

Mrs Catherine Gore.

Tel. 01634 404742

Churchyard Enquiries (Monuments, Burials & Interment of Ashes)

Mrs Nicky Grimes.

Tel. 01634 864319

Prayer requests

Mr Rod Murr.

Tel: 01634 868075

Church Flowers

Mrs Catherine Gore.

Tel. 01634 404742

Church Treasurer

Mrs Marie Rayner.

Tel. 01634 681873

Church Secretary

Mrs Nicky Grimes.

Tel. 01634 864319

Church Magazine Editor

Mrs Mary Davis.

Tel. 01634 869650

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Dear Friends, My May Ramble The bright sunny spring weather over the Easter holidays is definitely beckoning me to get outside and enjoy the garden and countryside around. Every year that miracle of spring is amazing when the trees burst again into leaf and flower after the dark days of winter and the birds sing in chorus to defend their territories. ‘Butterfly Conservation’ have sent me some information (page18) about how the weather has affected butterflies and I don’t see many bees on the fruit blossom this year. So we could all be more butterfly and bee friendly and give them a bit of help in our gardens - they are currently needing some help. Also I see that the spring is getting Dennis out bird-watching on the marshes (page 4) with anyone who would like to join him. As usual in May, I like to remind people about Christian Aid Week (page 9) which is 11th—17th May when local volunteers will be calling door to door in the villages to ask for your donation for the work of Christian Aid. Christian Aid says: ‘It is an agency of churches in Britain and Ireland that works around the world with those in need. They work with anyone who needs help, regardless of faith or nationality. Supporting work that empowers individuals and communities and fighting injustice and inequality. It has an integrated approach to poverty eradication – working on humanitarian relief, long-term development, specific advocacy issues and campaigns for change and influence. War tears lives apart and for a growing number of people across the world, the horror of war is part of daily life. You can help put them back together in Christian Aid Week and give people a future without fear. The good news is that individuals, communities and churches can make a real difference this Christian Aid Week. Last year 20,000 churches across the country helped raise £12m during Christian Aid Week. Thanks to your efforts and generosity, many more people can look forward to a future free from poverty and fear.’ Last year in Burham and Wouldham we raised over £1100! Hope you can enjoy the great outdoors over the Spring Holidays. Mary Davis, Editor 1


THE PEW CUSHION PROJECT AT ALL SAINTS CHURCH This project is proceeding well and anyone interested in joining the needle workers will be very welcome. We are working tapestry cushions for the pews in memory of loved ones. The finished cushion will carry a permanent label with the name of the donor and/or to whom it is dedicated together with the name of the person who has worked the cushion. Contributors will be contacted when their cushion is ready and informed at which Service it will be dedicated. Each cushion costs £170. Contributions over £30 are gratefully received. Can you help by making a donation to the scheme? Thank you. Complete below and send to : Mrs H Lloyd, 40 Downsview, Burham. ME1 3RR Cheques payable please to ‘Burham & Wouldham PCC Account’ Thank you. I wish to donate £ ...............................to the PEW CUSHION PROJECT My name & address ..................................................................................... ...................................................................... Contact tel. no. .................... .

In Memory of ..............................................................................................

I also wish my name to be recorded on the back of the cushion.... Yes/No

COME FOR COFFEE to All Saints Church, Wouldham FRIDAY, 30th MAY 10.30-11.30am All are welcome 2


MAY Church of England Services All Saint’s Church, Wouldham

Sunday, 4th May, Easter 3 10.30am,

All Age Holy Communion, & Baptism

All Saints, Wouldham

Sunday, 11th May, Easter 4 10.30am,

Holy Communion Followed by Hunger Lunch for ‘Christian Aid.’

All Saints, Wouldham

11th—17th MAY is ‘CHRISTIAN AID’ WEEK Thursday, 15th May 11.00am

Winchester House Holy Communion

Sunday, 18th May, Easter 5 9.00am 10.30am

Holy Communion Messy Church

All Saints, Wouldham Burham Community Centre

Sunday, 25th May, Easter 6 10.30am,

Holy Communion

All Saints, Wouldham

Thursday, 29th May, Ascension Day 7.30am,

Holy Communion

St Mary’s old Church, Burham

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MEN’S SUPPER EVENING 7.30pm, Tuesday, 6th May Medway Inn Function Room, Wouldham A warm welcome is extended to every gentleman who enjoys an evening of good company and lively conversation on a diversity of topics. The evening begins with a simple two course meal at a cost of £4-00. Supper is served at 7.30pm and drinks are available at the bar. To assist with catering quantities, please let Dennis Worcester know that you are coming – 01634 672060.

Bird Watching on Burham Marshes 6-30pm, 8th May Meet Dennis Worcester by St Mary’s Old Church, Burham Do you have any family members involved in the 1st World War? The Friends of St Mary's Church, Burham.(Down by the River) would like to hear your stories on August 2nd & 3rd we are putting on a display of Burham people's involvement in WW1 as part of the commemorations of WW1and would like to hear from anyone with relatives involved. Call Rosie 01634 672346 or email Sheila Dane at sheila@dane-online.org We will also be putting an a Craft Fair on June 21st and 22nd, and would love to have some local crafts. If you would be interested in having a stall contact Sheila on the email above. Don’t forget you can also reach us through our facebook page: www.facebook.com/stmarysburham 4


THE CHURCH IN BURHAM (Methodist), Church St. Minister:- Rev Tony Graff. Tel: 01732 871436 Stewards:- Eileen Smith, 01634 867022 & Joyce Brown 01634 864413 Trevor Smith 01634 867022. & Rod Murr 01634 868075 Requests for Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals to: Rev Tony Graff or Stewards.

SERVICES FOR MAY May 4th 10.30am May 11th 10.30am May 18th 6.0pm

Morning Worship led by Don Brand Morning Worship led by Julien Myles Holy Communion led by Rev. Tony Graff

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO SERVICE ON MAY 25th AFTERNOON TEA continues each Tuesday in the Church Hall from 3.0.pm till 4.30pm. All are welcome to join us for a chat over a cup of tea and homemade cake. There is also a Fun Quiz to add to the enjoyment!! COUNTRY LUNCH PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MONTH Country Lunch will be held a week early on Thursday May 1st at 1.0pm. Do join us for a hearty meal of homemade soup, crusty bread and cheese, fruit crumble and ice cream followed by tea or coffee, all for £2.50. Everyone is welcome. BOOK EXCHANGE This will be held on Saturday May 3rd from 10.30am till 12.0 in the Church Hall. Why not come and see our selection of books, while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea and homemade cake. We ask for a donation of £1 and you may also buy books for 50p each. FILM CLUB This will take place on Wednesday May 7th at 7.30pm. We will be showing the film:- Billy Elliott’ the story of a teenage boy in the North East of England during the Coal Miners’ Strike of 1984 who is an aspiring ballet dancer. Everyone one is welcome to join us, when you can enjoy an excellent classic film and then relax afterwards with tea or coffee and biscuits. We ask for a donation of £1 which will be donated to the month’s chosen charity. THIS MONTH’S CHARITY In February and March money raised has been given to support refugees in Syria through the Shelter Box appeal. The total raised amounted to £250. In April we supported the Tearfund’s special appeal to provide toilets for Africa. £60 will buy one toilet and the amount raised will be announced next month . In May money raised at Country Lunch, Afternoon Teas and the Film Club will be sent to the charity ‘Canine Partners’ whose work includes training dogs to assist with the disabled.They can alert someone if the disabled person becomes ill or needs assistance, will bring the phone when it rings, help to load the washing machine and a host of other tasks which are not possible for some in a wheel chair. 5


WOULDHAM PARISH COUNCIL NEWS OLDFIELD DRIVE ROUNDABOUT – The Parish Council would like to thank County Councillor Peter Homewood for approving the KCC grant for the new planting scheme on the roundabout. This has certainly enhanced the area here. The Parish Council would like to remind some residents that this is a roundabout and the Highway Code must be followed when using this at all times. Most drivers are very sensible but it has been brought to our attention that some drivers are approaching this roundabout at a speed that is over the speed limit. For those drivers, we would like to remind you that this is a residential area where children are out and about playing so PLEASE SLOW DOWN. If residents see any vehicles driving at speed here or the wrong round the roundabout, please either report to the Police directly or to the Parish Council. Your call would remain confidential. DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING – We are organising free defibrillator training in the Village Hall. If you have not done so already, please put forward your name to the Parish Clerk if you are interested. Thank you to Cllr Richard Stone for installing the new defibrillator cabinet next to the village shop. The cabinet does have a code to open it which the ambulance service will pass onto anyone calling 999 in an emergency situation. BUS SHELTER – Due to recent the vandalism here, the Parish Council is currently seeking quotes to tidy the shelter up and make some repairs. RECREATION GROUND CAR PARK – It was disappointing to note the lack of residents who turned up to help with the pot hole filling in the car park last month but a big thank you to those residents who gave up a hour or two on a Saturday morning to help out; Keith Churcher, Fred Callow and Chloe Adams along with Parish Councillors Richard Stone, Ken Savage, Dave Adams and James Gore. NEW AND OLD VILLAGE HALL – A new ‘Fundraising SubCommittee’ is being set up with interested residents to look at fundraising for the new village hall. Residents are welcome to attend their meetings. Watch the parish notice boards or website for meeting date information. The Parish Council is looking for volunteers to become Trustees on the existing Village Hall. This would greatly assist with the success of any 6


grant applications for the new hall to show that this is a community led project. Further information on becoming a Trustee and what it involves can be obtained from either Cllr Tim Fulwell at junk1@phonecoop.coop or the Parish Clerk. PETERS VILLAGE – Please check out the Parish Council website for any updates that it receives on Peters Village or visit the Trenport website at www.trenport.co.uk. If you have any further questions on Peters Village, please contact the Clerk who is currently collating a list of any unanswered questions on behalf of the village which she will pass onto Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council. DOG FOULING – It was reported at the last Parish Meeting that there is problem in the High Street with dog fouling. At the request of residents, the Council is looking into having stencils put on pavements in the High Street to remind dog owners to be responsible. We have also received reports of dog bags being thrown into the gardens that back onto the recreation ground. Please be considerate to your fellow residents and use the dog bins provided in the village at all times. As usual, if you have any questions or concerns about Wouldham please email, write or telephone the Clerk. Everyone is welcome to attend our next Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 6th May in Wouldham Village Hall, which will start at the slightly earlier time of 7pm as this is the Parish Council’s AGM.

Contact details: Parish Clerk: Sarah Egglesden, Tel: 01732 870862. Email: wouldham.pc@hotmail.co.uk Website: www.wouldhampc.kentparishes.gov.uk Community Warden, John Newton: 07813 712081, Police non emergency – 101 Wouldham Village Hall Hire – Contact the Parish Clerk. Hiring the hall starts from £8.50 per hour for private hire.

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Phoenix Medical Practice 33, Bell Lane, Burham, Rochester. ME1 3SX Telephone 01634 867982. Fax 01634 864513 Opening times Monday & Thursday: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday:

8:30 am - 5:00 pm 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Dispensary Opening Times Monday & Thursday:

8:45 am - 12:00 pm 2.00 pm – 4:45 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

8:45 am - 12:00 pm 3:30 pm – 6:15 pm

www.phoenixsurgery-burham.nhs.uk

Garden Services General Garden Maintenance, Lawn Mowing, Strimming, Hedge Trimming, Pressure–washing Patios & Decking & Gutter Cleaning. Call Rob Ward: Text or phone: 07812345951

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MAY MEETINGS Tuesday 6th May

7.30pm

Wouldham Parish Council AGM

Wouldham Village Hall

Tuesday 20th May

7.30pm

Thursdays: 1, 8, 15, 29 May No meeting on 22nd May

10.30 12 noon

Tuesdays: 6, 13, 20, 27 May

2-4pm

60+CLUB Social afternoon for the over-60s

Waterman’s Arms, 151 High St., Wouldham

7.30pm

Burham Parish Council AGM

Burham Scout Hut

Monday: 19th May

WI Meeting AGM Competition: pink Thursday Community Club & Hi Kent Hearing Aid Clinic here on 8th May (2nd Thursday)

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 11th -17th May IN BURHAM & WOULDHAM

Burham Village Hall Old School Community Centre, Burham

A new website has been launched detailing: The History of Wouldham Village

Please contact Gwen on 01634 672060

Can you help with memories, photos or anything? www.wouldhamvillage.com

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Wouldham All Saints Church of England School

PARTY Come and join in the fun all are welcome.

Tea, Coffee and cakes for sale.

Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream Van Raffle, Games, Bouncy Castle, Stalls, Competitions, Hot Dogs and lots more………….. 20th June starting at 2pm Wouldham School Field Hope to see you all there! 10


SATURDAY WASTE COLLECTION We are currently running a trial service which can collect electrical items and scrap metal for recycling. A smaller vehicle will park next to the Saturday freighter at all sites during the trial, which is currently intended to run until the end of June 2014 It will collect any of these items for recycling:

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Small household appliances (kettles electric toothbrushes, alarm clocks etc) Large household appliances ( cookers, fridge/freezers, washing machines, etc) Electronic games & toys TV's, monitors and computers Batteries, including car batteries SATURDAY WASTE All metals COLLECTION

The following items cannot be collected by the service:  Builders' waste, concrete and similar waste  Vehicle parts - including tyres, engines or batteries  Oil, paint or other chemicals  Asbestos  Plasterboard  Soil, rubble or bricks  Glazed windows or toughened glass  Water tanks, boilers, iron/steel baths If in any doubt of whether or not your items can be taken by this service, lease contact the Waste Services team for advice before visiting the Saturday Service. Large items (such as bed bases and wardrobes) should be broken down in advance as these may damage the freighter's moving parts if placed into the vehicle in one piece. Please do not leave any waste at the site as this will not be collected and will be treated as fly-tipping. Enforcement actions may follow.

Wouldham - 3rd May Village Car Park, Knowle Rd, 8.0am – 9.0am. Burham – 10th May Village Hall Car Park, 8.0am – 9.0am Eccles – 3rd & 17th May Bull Lane lay-by, 8.0am – 9.0am All sites on the Saturday Service are having the trial extended for WEEE collecting ieWaste,Electical,Electronic,Equipment

& scrap metal items at the same time that Veolia's vehicles are on site. TMBC Helpline 01732 876147 www.tmbc.gov.uk

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PARISH NEWS Halls for Hire

Funerals

Booking times up to 8.0pm in the evening.

19th March Sydney Willoughby Barnard

Burham Methodist Church Hall – 01634 867022

27th March Christine Vince-Buckley Ruby Doris Mitchell passed away on 1st April at Pembury Hospital May they rest in peace

Burham Old School Community Centre – 01634 863322 Burham Village Hall – 01634 867669 Wouldham Village Hall – Tel: 01732 870862

Choir Practice The practice for the Church Choir will now be held on Thursdays at 7.30 pm in All Saints Church, Wouldham each week. All are welcome to join. Any children wanting to join the choir please contact Heather Lloyd, Tel. 01634863345 in the mornings when mutually convenient times for their practice will be arranged.

BURHAM PARISH COUNCIL CONTACT DETAILS Please be advised that Burham Parish Council’s contact details have changed: Burham Parish Council, Pam Saunders – Clerk

Prescriptions If you are unable to collect your prescriptions and live in the Parish of Burham & Wouldham, the Church offers a collection service. Contact: Heather Lloyd: Tel. 863345 Volunteers collecting these prescriptions need a minimum of 24 hours notice. 12

The Parish Office (formerly known as the Scout Hut) Village Hall Site Rochester Road Burham. ME1 3RJ Tel: 01634 685936 The e-mail address of pam@burhampc.co.uk remains unchanged.


MOBILE LIBRARY VAN The Mobile Library visits Burham & Wouldham every week on a Tuesday at: Wouldham, School Lane— 1.15- 2.15pm Wouldham, Post Office2.20- 2.40pm Wouldham, Ravensknowle- 2.45– 3.00pm Burham, Village Hall 3.05– 4.05pm Selection of books – fiction & non-fiction. Large print books. Children’s books. DVDs. Orders can be taken. Use it or loose it!!

BLYSTHWOOD CARE APPEAL FOR YOUR HELP Blythswood Care responds to requests for help locally and globally— demand for clothing, bedding, shoes, etc is currently exceeding what we can supply! We would be grateful if you would help us by passing the word around that we URGENTLY need more clothes, bedding, shoes etc. There is also a need for musical instruments for young people to learn, spectacles and empty spectacle cases, hearing aids, good quality pots & pans, crockery, cutlery — where appropriate in sets of four or more, personal CD or audio players, sports equipment for children’s camps etc. Contact Doreen & Malcolm Northover: 01634 864139 Also......... If you have any spare knitting wool, Doreen can make good use of it for charity. THANK YOU

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE

I would like to thank my relatives, neighbours and friends for all their help and kindness to me. Also the lovely cards with their kind thoughts and prayers and get well messages sent to me during my recent month’s stay in Maidstone Hospital. Thank you all. Joyce Brown

Station Road, Aylesford – from 22.00hrs on 23 MAY to 04.00hrs on 2 JUNE The road will be closed continuously at the level crossing. 13


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BURHAM PARISH COUNCIL NEWS Finally the parish office has been relocated to the former scout hut. The new telephone number is 01634 685936 (my e-mail address remains unchanged, pam@burhampc.co.uk). Just a reminder, the legal speed limit through the village is 30 mph. Please ensure that this is adhered to at all times. We have received some complaints regarding speeding of vehicles, particularly as you enter the village from Pilgrims Way/Eccles. Some local residents have been in contact regarding play equipment for the older age group. If you have any particular ideas, then please let me know, so the Parish Council can have ideas to consider Just a quick reminder. Any vehicles parked in parish owned car parks which are Bell Lane, Church Street and Village Hall including the overflow section must be fully taxed, MOT and insured. Any vehicles found not to have the appropriate certificates will be reported to DVLA. War Memorial Gardens: This project is still going ahead. We now have a design plan and will be obtaining quotes over the next few months. The war memorial itself will not be touched in any way, just the surrounding area/gardens. The Parish Council would like to hang some photographs of “Old” Burham in the new parish building (formerly the scout hut), so if you have any photographs, just give me a call or e-mail them over (e-mail address as below). An updated “Welcome” booklet has been produced and is available to purchase from myself at a cost of £2.00 per copy. New residents to the village should receive a copy free of charge. If you have any items that you would like the Parish Council to discuss, just give me a call on my new number 01634 685936, e-mail me on pam@burhampc.co.uk or come along to the monthly meetings, normally held the last Monday of the month. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday 19th May 2014, 7.30pm – Annual meeting of Parish Council (Election of officers) SCOUT HUT, ROCHESTER ROAD, BURHAM. Pam Saunders - Clerk 15


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THE BUTTERFLY FIGHTBACK BEGINS A study by the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS) has revealed that UK butterflies rallied last summer but their numbers were still below average as this followed their worst year on record. Washout 2012 took a toll on butterflies with populations of rare species such as Duke of Burgundy becoming locally extinct. Dr Tom Brereton, Head of Monitoring at Butterfly Conservation, said: “The recovery of butterflies in 2013 was highly welcome but there is still a long way to go before butterflies return to former glories. “Our ongoing monitoring efforts will be vital in assessing whether we are on track to reverse butterfly declines and rebuild a healthy countryside.” UKBMS has run since 1976 and involves thousands of volunteers collecting data every week throughout the summer from more than 1,000 sites across the UK. Some 46 out of the 56 species studied in 2013 recorded an annual increase compared to 2012. Common species such as the Small, Large and Green-veined White, all of which had their worst year on record in 2012 bounced back to above average numbers in 2013 with all three increasing by more than 100%. Garden favourite the Small Tortoiseshell also rallied after years of decline. The butterfly was up by more than 200% on 2012 as last year’s warm summer saw it record its best year for a decade. The warm weather saw a huge influx of some migrants with numbers of Clouded Yellow butterflies from the Continent up by 4,373 sightings from 2012. 18


The very cold spring of 2013 saw some of our most threatened habitat specialists suffer. The endangered Pearl-bordered Fritillary was down 22% compared to 2012, whilst Grizzled Skipper numbers fell by 45% to a series low. Several rare species revived following 2012 with the Lulworth Skipper up by 162% and the critically endangered High Brown Fritillary up 133% as both responded to conservation work. Many UK species need a warm spring and summer this year to give them the best chance of sustaining a recovery. CEH butterfly ecologist Dr Marc Botham explains that annual changes to butterfly numbers are largely associated with the weather. However, the data shows that a number of species have been significantly declining over the last years. This highlights the importance of maintaining long-term habitats and monitoring.

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Burham Children's Centre Welcome To The Team: Bell Lane, Burham. ME1 3SY

Jane Higgins - Children’s Centre Manager Kelly Bailey Lawrence - Community Involvement Worker

Shelly Thomson - Early Years Practitioner Please pop in or call us on Sarah Beautridge - Receptionist 01634 686472. Visit www.kentchildrenscentres.org.uk for the latest updates. Monday– am 9.30-11.00am. Stay & Play. Burham Children's Centre. Tuesday—am Mini Mayhem 9:30-10:45 am Burham Children's Centre. For babies aged 0-12 months who love to sing and dance. Fun and learning through music and nursery rhymes. This is a free session. Booking required. Call the Children's Centre to book Music Mayhem 10:30-11:15 am Burham Children's Centre. For children aged 0-5 years who love to sing and dance. This is a free session. Booking required. Call the Children's Centre to book! Tuesday—pm Well Baby Clinic 1:00-3:00 pm Burham Children's Centre. Come and have your baby weighed and speak with a member of the Health Visiting team. Clinic is held every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. No need to book. A soft play area is available Baby Time.1.00—2.30pm, For parents with babies 0-12 months. Soft play area available. Free with no need to book and runs alongside Baby Clinic. Wednesday am Stay & Play. Eccles, St Marks C of E Primary School.(Term time only) A play group for children aged 0-5years with many different toys and activities available throughout the session. Free with no need to book. Thursday pm Well Baby Clinic Aylesford Community Hall 1:00 - 3:00pm Come and have your baby weighed and speak with a member of the Health Visiting team. Clinic is held every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month. No need to book. A soft play area is available. Friday pm- Mini Mayhem at Aylesford Community Hall. 1.15-2.00pm For babies aged 0 - 12 months who love to sing and dance. Fun and learning through music and nursery rhymes. This is a free session. Booking required. Call the Children's Centre to book! 20


CHILDREN’S GROUPS Burham Pre-School. Burham Village Hall. 'Outstanding' Ofsted inspection - March 2011. We welcome children aged 2 -5yrs. Sessions: Mon - Fri am 9.15 - 11.45. Mon - Fri Lunch Club 11.45 - 12.20 Mon - Fri* pm 12.20 - 2.50. *Fri pm is for rising 5's only. Optional ‘early bird’ drop off at 9am. Come along and visit to see if we are right for you! Visit our website: burhampreschool@weebly.com Supervisor - Tracey Beechey 01634 685239 Email: Burham.pre-school@hotmail.com

Jelly Beans Pre-School, Wouldham Village Hall. Our Ofsted inspection found Jellybeans provision to be ‘good’ Sessions run Monday to Friday 9.15am – 11.45am, and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, 12.25pm – 2.55pm. For all children aged from 2yr. We also now run a lunch club, Tuesdays to Thursdays, 11.45am – 12.25pm, Feel free to visit at any time, no appointment is necessary. For any further information, please contact Mrs Donna Cook, Supervisor, on 07581 661525 (out of session time) or 07855 041496 (during session time)

01634 686472 At the Children’s Centre we are trying to sort the outside space ready for the good weather and we wondered if anyone would be able to donate us a few items: We need a water butt, some bamboo canes and also a few willow cuttings ready to plant into the ground. Thank you. Claire Grant , Burham Children’s Centre Receptionist 21


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Events For February

The Robin Hood Pub and Restaurant is a family friendly establishment situated in Blue Bell Hill. Serving great Home Luxury Valentines Menu 2014 Cooked Food every day, excellent Real Ales and a wide selection on Wines & Beers. Due to popular demand we will be taking bookings We have real log fires for the winter and large outside space & th for Valentines day menu for the Friday the 14 & Childrens` play area for the summer. th Saturday the 15on of February. Our team of Chefs pride themselves cooking fresh, homemade meals With dishes such as and, where possible, they use locally sourced produce. Homemade RumpCod {Pink} Burgers and Pies, classicLamb beer battered & Chips and Liver and Oven roasted lamb rump served with a root Bacon are a must. Also we have our daily specials! potato dauphinois and aCorporate rich red& wine Wevegetable can cater forand Parties, Weddings, Christenings, Business on the menu a confident that you will be events,jus wakes (we are closewe to the Medway Crematorium) — all giving your loved one a night they bespoke to you and your requirements andthat with no roomdeserve. hire charge!

3 Courses ~£29.95 per person. £10toPer person We look forward seeing you. deposit on booking.

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THE MAGAZINE FOR THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND PARISH OF BURHAM & WOULDHAM The Magazine is a free publication and delivered to each house (approx.1150) in Burham & Wouldham villages every month except in January and August. It can also be viewed on-line: www.burhamvillage.org & www.wouldhampc.kentparishes.gov.uk The deadline for copy is always on the 10th day of the previous month but please contact the Editor earlier to reserve the space and agree the content. Please email (by preference) items in a text or picture file and only send in PDF if the item is the exact agreed size. Payment for adverts should be made by the deadline in cash or by cheque. Cheques are payable to: ‘Burham & Wouldham PCC Acc.’ and sent to: Magazine Editor: Mary Davis. 132 Rochester Rd, Burham. ME1 3SH. Tel. 01634 869650. E-mail: zero.mexdavis247@btinternet.com Our advert sizes & current rates: Size 1. - 6cm x 6cm. 1/6th of A5 page.

1 issue £12

5 issues £55

10 issues £100

Size 2. – 12cm width x 6cm height. 1/3rd of A5 page Size 3 – 12cm width x 12cm height 2/3rd of A5 page.

1 issue £18

5 issues £80

10 issues £150

1 issue £22

5 issues £100

10 issues £190

Full page. A5 12cm width x 19cm height

1 issue £28

5 issues £130

10 issues £240

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The Magazine of the Burham & Wouldham Parish Church Editor: Mary Davis, 132 Rochester Rd, Burham. ME1 3SH. Tel. 01634 869650. e-mail: zero.mexdavis247@btinternet.com Please send items for inclusion by the 10th of the preceding month. Please note; there are combined July/August & December/January editions. A Note From The Editor We hope you enjoy reading this Magazine. We welcome your news items and articles. However, we reserve the right to edit or not to publish. The publication of any advertisement does not carry the26 Church’s endorsement.


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