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July & August 2012

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


THE PARISH OF BURHAM & WOULDHAM All Saints Church, Wouldham During the Interregnum (which is while we don’t have a vicar), please make contact with the appropriate person below: Unfortunately at present the Church must be kept locked but arrangements for access can readily be made by contacting one of the Church Wardens: 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

Funerals (also Internment of Ashes & Permission for Churchyard Memorials)

Mr John Lloyd.

Tel. 01634 863345

Prayer requests

Mr Rod Murr.

Tel: 01634 868075

Church Flowers

Mrs Catherine Gore.

Tel. 01634 404742

Church Treasurer

Mrs Janet Parris

Tel: 01795 555615

Church Secretary

Mrs Nicky Grimes.

Tel. 01634 864319

Parish Magazine Editor

Mrs Mary Davis.

Tel. 01634 869650

HONORARY ORGANIST & CHOIRMASTER We have a vacancy for an organist and/or a choirmaster at All Saint’s Church, Wouldham on 3 Sundays a month. The small choir rehearses weekly on Thursday evening. If you are interested, contact Heather Lloyd: 01634 863345 TREASURER VACANCY Our present PCC (Parochial Church Council) Honorary Treasurer has moved outside the Parish, so there is now a vacancy for the position. Previous experience is desirable but not essential. This will involve keeping financial records and attending PCC meetings every two months. The present Treasurer is happy to help with a gradual handover if required. Please contact Mrs. Janet Parris, Tel. 01795-555615 2


Dear Friends, The Diamond Jubilee has given everyone the opportunity to have a great time with their friends, family and neighbours. Scarborough Terrace had their own special street party, dodging the showers and having lots of fun and games. (page 10). The Thursday Club held their Jubilee Party well undercover in the Old School. The Mayor and Mayoress came and shared in all their fun and wonderful food. Some wine also flowed which helped to ‘lubricate’ the voices for the rousing patriotic songs! Then there was the impossible task of judging all the creative Jubilee hats. Everyone had a really lovely time and special thanks need to go to all the volunteers who made the events such a success. This summer of course is Olympic time. Hopefully some of us have managed to get tickets to go and see live events but we can all be inspired by the athletes’ motivation, striving and courage to achieve their best. No doubt the Olympics has given new inspiration to school sports and for their sports days so we should all try to go out to cheer on our new young athletes. Burham C. of E. Primary School have their sports days on 28th June (KS1) & 3 July (KS2). At Wouldham C. of E. Primary School their sports day will be on Tuesday 3rd July. Wouldham School are also having a two week celebration of the Olympics starting on 2nd July. Friday 20th July – the last day of the year – is also the day the Olympic torch relay passes by. This is extra special as Headteacher, Mr Fitter has been chosen to carry it through Gillingham. Following this they are having their own torch relay around the Wouldham Village. If you would like to see the torch (no flames by then!) and have your photo with it then be around in the afternoon. Final details are not yet available but they hope to complete the relay between 1:30 and 2:30 with photos outside. If you haven’t got a flag to wave I have included a Union Jack to colour-in especially for the purpose! (page 26) Make sure you fly the flag the right way up. You will have to do some homework to check which is the correct way as I’m not sure! And for those who are not so active, you can find an Olympic Puzzle on page 27! Anyway, have a great summer whatever you are doing and whatever the weather. Mary Davis 3


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

Sunday, 1st July, Trinity 4 10.30am,

Family Service. Church Worship Team

All Saints, Wouldham

Sunday, 8th July, Trinity 5 10.30am,

Holy Communion Canon B Stevenson

All Saints, Wouldham

Sunday, 15th June, Trinity 6 10.30am

Messy Church Church Worship Team & Kim Alliston

Burham Community Centre

Thursday, 19th July 10.30am

Holy Communion

Winchester House

Sunday, 22nd July, Trinity 7 10.30am,

Holy Communion. Canon B Stevenson

All Saints, Wouldham

Sunday, 29th July, Trinity 8 4.30pm

United Service Barry Fisher & Rev Gary Watt

House Groups Wouldham

CREAM TEAS

On the 3rd Friday of the month. 3.30pm, 20th July & 17th August. 12 Trafalgar Close.

ALL SAINT’S CHURCH WOULDHAM

Burham— On the last Wednesday of each month. 25th July & 29th August, 8pm at 4 Church St. Our discussion will be on the message of St Luke’s Gospel. Contact Gwen: 01634 672060

St. Mary’s Old Church Burham

The Church is open for Cream Teas on 8th July & 12th August 4


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

Sunday, 5th August, Trinity 9 10.30am,

Family Service. Church Worship Team

All Saints, Wouldham

Sunday, 12th August, Trinity 10 10.30am,

Holy Communion Canon B Stevenson

All Saints, Wouldham

Sunday, 19th August, Trinity 11 10.30am

Messy Church Church Worship Team & Kim Alliston

Burham Community Centre

Thursday, 16th August 10.30am

Holy Communion

Winchester House

Sunday, 26th August, Trinity 12 10.30am,

Holy Communion. Canon B Stevenson

All Saints, Wouldham

COFFEE MORNINGS

This year’s street to street collection amounted to £1107.04 plus gift aid of £128.26. Giving a grand total of £1235.30. Our total for last year came to £1138.00. We would like to thank everybody who gave so generously of both time and money in order for us to achieve this total. Anyone who missed the Christian Aid caller who wishes still to contribute can put their envelope through 4 Church Street door or Dorothy Dowling’s door in Wouldham.

ALL SAINT’S CHURCH WOULDHAM On the last Friday of the month

10.30—11.30am, Friday, 27th July & 31st August All are most welcome 5


Men’s Supper Evenings with guest speakers. Medway Inn, Function Room, Wouldham The Supper Evenings are organised by the Parish Church of Burham & Wouldham and a welcome is extended to every gentleman who enjoys an evening of good company and lively conversation on a diversity of topics. The guest speakers are all committed Christians but only if requested directly by the audience will they speak of their faith and the influence it has had upon their life. Supper is served at 7.30pm and a contribution of £3 is most welcome. Drinks are obtainable at the bar. To assist with catering quantities, please let Dennis Worcester know that you are coming – 01634 672060

2012 Programme Tuesday 3rd July Tuesday 4th September Tuesday 6th November

Neil Scantlebury Funeralities Michael Lee Court in the Act Dennis Moor Life as a hospital chaplain

BLOOMING GREAT TEA PARTY In aid of MARIE CURIE CANCER CARE On TUESDAY JULY 10TH from 2.30pm to 4.30pm in BURHAM METHODIST CHURCH HALL Come and enjoy homemade cakes, tea and coffee - a quiz - book stall – bric-a-brac – and more There will be a charge of £2

DONATIONS WELCOME Contact Eileen or Trevor on 867022 for more details 6


THE CHURCH IN BURHAM (Methodist), Church St. Minister:- Rev Gary Watt 01732 522722 Stewards:- Eileen Smith, 01634 867022. Joyce Brown 01634 864413 Stewards & Property Stewards: Trevor Smith 01634 867022. Rod Murr 01634 868075 Any requests for Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals should be made to: Rev. Gary Watt or one of the Stewards. SERVICES FOR JULY Sunday July 1st 6.0pm Local Arrangements taken by Rod Murr Sunday July 8th 10.30am Morning Worship led by Richard Wade Sunday July 15th 6.0.pm Local Arrangements taken by Trevor Smith Sunday July 22nd 10.30am Holy Communion led by Rev. Gary Watt Sunday July 29th 4.30pm Songs of Praise at Burham Old Church – this will be a United Service with our Anglican friends SERVICES FOR AUGUST th Sunday August 5 6.0pm Evening Worship led by Irene Shepherd Sunday August 12th 10.30am Holy Communion led by Rev. Gary Watt Sunday August 19th 6.0.pm Evening Worship led by the Local Arrangement Team th Sunday August 26 10.30am Morning Worship led by Don Brand OTHER ACTIVITIES:Afternoon Tea continues each Tuesday in the Church, 3.0.pm till 4.30pm. All are welcome to join us for a chat over a cup of tea and piece of homemade cake. There is also a Fun Quiz to add to the enjoyment!! Country Lunch will be held on July 19th & August 16th at 1.0.pm with the usual menu of soup, cheese and crusty bread followed by fruit crumble and ice cream – still a bargain at £2.50p. Book Exchange Please see separate Notice on page 15 about this new activity. Everyone is most welcome to come to see what book choices are available. The next Exchange will be on Saturday July 7th & 4th August. Musical Evening Thank you to everyone who supported this event in April, when £130 was raised for Demelza House. We hope to organise a similar event later in the year. 7


Burham CE Primary School PTFA presents A Beach Party & Summer Fayre Saturday 7th July 12:00 until 4pm @ Burham CE Primary School BBQ

Beer Tent

& Cocktails

arland & Crafts- G making a n a d n a B

Mocktails

Raffle

Dancing

Fun, games &

Displays

much more

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE ROCHESTER ROAD, WOULDHAM FROM 23 JULY 2012 It will be necessary to close Rochester Road, Wouldham from 23 July 2012 for up to 2 weeks. The road will be closed between Scarborough Lane and Knowle Road. The alternative route from Wouldham is via Knowle Road, High Street, Wouldham Road, Borstal Street, Priestfields, B2079 Maidstone Road, A229 Blue Bell Hill, Pilgrims Way. The closure is to enable BT cabling works to be carried out. Visit KCC website at www.kent.gov.uk/highways for further information or if you have any concerns about how these road works will affect you, contact KCC on 08458 247 800 (24 hour contact centre) Remember! Remember your neighbour. Think to give a lift or to run an errand if you are driving that way. e.g. to the Doctor’s Surgery or to collect a prescription.

Information supplied by Wouldham Parish Council 9


SKATE RAMP Rubicon the skateboard specialists will be giving coaching/teaching sessions on: Saturday, 14th July for skateboarders Saturday, 4th August for BMX riders Saturday, 18th August 2012 for scooters all 9.00-16.00 hrs Burham Recreation Ground There’s no need to book. Just come along. Equipment is provided & all are welcome.

On Scarborough Terrace, friends and family gathered to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with residents. From barbeques and salad to cake and curry there was plenty of food for all. In between rain showers there was time for party games including tug of war, sack racing and egg and spoon races. Everyone had a great afternoon and will recall the fun in years to come. Many thanks to Tony and Louise for organising our ‘Street Party’. 10


JULY/AUGUST MEETINGS Tuesday 3rd July

7.30pm

Wouldham Parish Council Meeting

Wouldham Village Hall

Monday 9th July

7.30pm

PCC Meeting

All Saints Church Wouldham

Thursday Community Club & Hi Kent Hearing Aid Clinic here on 20th July (not in August)

Old School Community Centre, Burham

Thursdays: 10.30 5, (12 outing), 19, 12 noon 26 July. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August Tuesday 17th July

7.30pm

Monday, 30th July. No meeting August

7.30pm

Burham WI Meeting Birthday Party Village Hall Mrs Gwen Godwin– Dance Taster Competition: Something Green Burham Parish Council Meeting

Burham Scout Hut

Need to re-decorate that bedroom, lounge or hallway? Does the Kitchen or bathroom need a revamp or update? Whether it’s re-tiling the walls and floors or painting and decorating, then just give me a call. Very competitive rates and satisfaction guaranteed.

Ring Tony: 01634 869536 or 0776 5273 408 (mobile) 11


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WOULDHAM PARISH COUNCIL Work on the proposed new Village Hall is continuing. The Steering Group had a meeting with it’s preferred contractor in May, along with a professional architect, working for the Parish Council, who is being paid by funding from the TMBC Community Enhancement Grant. As a result of this, the Steering Group is looking at the internal layout of the hall. The survey results have given the group a clearer picture of what people in the village want in their new hall. The next stage is to pass all the information we are collating to the professional fundraiser so she can get to work on raising the money for the new hall. There will be a road The existing Village Hall has not been forgotten. closure on 23rd July Essential maintenance work took place on the on Rochester Road, guttering last month. The Parish Council is hoping between Knowle Rd that it will be successful in it’s application to Kent and Scarborough Probation for the Community Payback Scheme to Lane due to BT work. repaint the village hall inside, as happened a few Work is expected to years back. We have also requested the painting on last 2 weeks. the outside of the hall. We are hoping that this Please pass this work will be progressed this summer. If you are information onto planning a function/children’s party, while not your friends/ support your local Village Hall. Hire is from £8.00 neighbours in the per hour. Please contact the Parish Clerk for further village so everyone details. is aware of the Local Crime Update: situation Crime reported in May was the theft of cabling and batteries from temporary traffic lights at the Knowle Road, on 3 separate occasions. There have also been fly-tipping incidents along Hall Road and on the recreation ground so please be vigilant and report anything suspicious that you see. The next Parish Council meeting is on 3rd July 2012 in the Village Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact details: Community Warden, David Liepnik : 07977 982187 , Police non emergency – 101 Parish Clerk, Sarah Egglesden: 01732 870862, Email: wouldham.pc@hotmail.co.uk

Website: www.wouldham.pc.kentparishes.gov.uk 13


Wouldham All Saints Church of England Primary School The Olympics are coming! So much planning and organising has taken place to make sure the two weeks in August and two weeks in September are a success. It is hard to think of another event in recent times that will have had the same amount of administration put into it. Hours upon hours of strategic thinking, management, debate and collaboration has resulted in the getting ready of fantastic facilities and the opportunity for the world’s best athletes to perform in a great competition. Whether you are a fan of the ‘games’ or not you should be impressed at the achievements gained so far – and that’s weeks before it all opens for real! The chance of being so close to another games in our lifetime is so small that we must mark this occasion suitably and follow the example of LOCOG in organising our own events so that the children can experience competition and culture at a high level also. At Wouldham All Saints we are planning on many different activities and in particular a two week celebration of the Olympics starting on 2nd July. Weather permitting, sports day will be on Tuesday 3rd July. Friday 20th July – the last day of the year – is also the day the Olympic torch relay passes by. This is extra special as Mr Fitter has been chosen to carry it through Gillingham. Following this we aim to have our own torch relay around the village so if you would like to see the torch (no flames by then!) and have your photo with it then be around in the afternoon. Final details haven’t been worked out yet but we hope to complete the relay between 1:30 and 2:30 with photos outside. Finally, the very best of wishes to our Year 6 children and their families, especially those who are the last in a long line of brothers and sisters. Remember to work hard and FLY HIGH in all you do and feel free to call in to see us as you get older! We are always pleased to see our past pupils. Dates for your diary July 2nd Olympics Fortnight starts July 3rd Sports Day from 9:15 th July 5 New Reception Class and parents from 1pm July 10th Everybody Writes Day th July 16 Show ‘n’ Share – 3-4pm (all classes) July 22nd Last day of term. Leavers assembly & torch relay! Visit www.wouldham.kent.sch.uk or call 861434 for more information. 14


Burham and Wouldham Book Club 2012 15th August

Wouldham Church

17th October

Gwen’s House

19th December

Christmas Meal

Meetings begin at 7:30pm Books provided, any suggestions gratefully received! Contact Rebecca 01634 864614

MISSING BOOKS

BURHAM BOOK EXCHANGE

Saturday July 7th & August 4th from 10.00 to 12.00 Burham Methodist Church Hall, Church St. Books will also be available for purchase as well as the usual exchange facility.

Please check at home for any books you may have had from Book Club in the past. We are missing some! If you find any please deliver to 63 Downs View Burham. Thank you Rebecca Kennedy

MOBILE LIBRARY VAN The Mobile Library visits Burham & Wouldham every week on a Tuesday at: Wouldham, School Lane - 1.15- 2.15pm Wouldham, Post Office- 2.20- 2.40pm Wouldham, Ravensknowle - 2.45- 3.00pm Burham, Village Hall - 3.05– 4.05pm A selection of books – fiction & non-fiction. Large print books. Children’s books. DVDs. Orders can be taken. Use it or loose it!! 15


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BURHAM PARISH COUNCIL NEWS At the May meeting, Councillor Roger Dalton was nominated and accepted the position of Chairman, with Councillor Bill Stead as Vice Chairman The recycling area has now been completed and looks good as well as neat and tidy and increases the parking at the overflow car park and the village. Well done to all those involved. I know that it gave TMBC members head scratching moments to sort the logistics of the recycling banks but in the end it all came together. SID’s: I appreciate that I keep reporting that these are due to be installed shortly. At the end of May, my latest information from KHS was that “this work should be completed within the next 4 weeks, which the equipment will be up and running and ready to use”, so hopefully by the time this newsletter hits the mats of the residents, the equipment will be installed and working. (Fingers crossed) Hopefully, by now, the flag pole has been erected in the war memorial gardens. This is to show our support and patriotism to all things British. It was too late to “fly the flag” for the Queens Diamond Jubilee, but I hope it was installed in time for “Armed forces Day” at the end of June. The next training session at the skate ramp, with Rubicon is on Saturday 14th July 2012 for skate boarders. Saturday 4th August 2012 is for BMX riders and Saturday 18th August 2012 for scooters. All sessions are 9am – 4pm. There’s no need to book, just turn up. Skate ramp Phase B: Approximately half of the funding has been secured for the Phase B section. There are some health and safety issues which we are currently trying to overcome. These need to be addressed and further funding applied for before any final commitment can be made. Whilst I appreciate that reminders are frequent regarding cleaning up after your dog, we have received more complaints, in particular in relation to the recreation ground.. PLEASE, PLEASE, ensure that when walking your dog, that any mess is bagged and appropriately disposed of. If the complaints continue, then the Parish Council may have to consider other actions to resolve this on-going problem. A few could spoil it for the majority!!!!! If you have any items that you would like the Parish Council to discuss, just give me a call on 01622 609324, 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 30th July 2012, 7.30 pm in the Scout Hut, Village Hall Site, Rochester Road, Burham. (No meeting in August, September meeting scheduled for 24 September 2012) Pam Saunders - Clerk 17


PARISH NEWS Prescriptions

Baptisms All Saints Church, Wouldham

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— 01634 863345.

Lexie Eleanor Elizabeth Cantlon on 10th June

Weddings All Saints Church, Wouldham

Volunteers collecting these prescriptions need a minimum of 24 hours notice.

Neil Goff and Lauren Neal on 26th May Emma Flux and Mark Stewart on 2nd June

Saturday Waste Collection

Choir Practice Practices are held on Thursday evenings: 7.30pm—9pm. All Saints Church, Wouldham New junior and senior members are made most welcome.

TMBC Helpline 01732 876147 www.tmbc.gov.uk

Wouldham - July 7th

Halls for Hire (Please do not telephone after 8.0pm) Burham Methodist Church Hall – 01634 864139 Burham Old School Community Centre – 01634 863322

August 4th Village Car Park, Knowle Rd, 8.0am – 9.0am.

Burham – July 14th August 11th Village Hall Car Park, 8.0am – 9.0am

Eccles – July 7th & 21st

Burham Village Hall – 01634 867669

August 4th & 18th Bull Lane lay-by, 8.0am – 9.0am

Wouldham Village Hall – Tel: 01732 870862

Do not leave waste unattended at the collection sites or in advance of the waste vehicle arriving.

Burham Scout Hut 01634 863322 18


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

Burham Pre-School Quiz Night

THANK YOU I would just like to thank everyone who sent flowers, cards, messages and kind thoughts following my recent heart attack. The kindness shown to me has been overwhelming and I am most grateful.

Friday 13th July 7.30pm-11pm Burham Village Hall Teams of 6 - £12 per team Call 07825215241 to book a table A great night with friends. Bring along your own drinks and nibbles.

Thank you, Rita Langridge.

Raising funds for Burham Pre-School

BUNGALOW FOR SALE IN BURHAM A 3 bedroom, semi-detached bungalow with garage. In Downs View, Burham. £260,000 o.n.o. No chain. For further information or to view, please telephone: 07762 618436 19


Don’t lose your voice! The first elections for a Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent are taking place in November. There will also be elections for Kent County Council in May next year. If you want to vote in those elections, you will need to be registered. From June to September, Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council will be renewing the Register of Electors. This is earlier than in previous years so that the new Register is ready for the elections in November. To stay registered, you will need to respond. We do not get information from Council Tax or anyone else, so we need to hear from you. If you are not registered, you cannot vote. You may also find it difficult getting credit, finance or a mortgage if you are not registered. And it is the law to respond to this form. You can update your Registration online, even if there are changes to make. Visit www.ElectorRegistration.co.uk/tmbc and use the codes in the top corner of your form. If there are no changes, you can tell us online, by freephone or by text message using the details on the form. Alternatively, sign the form and post it back to us. Please do not wait until later to respond to the form – you could be too late to register and we do not want you to lose your voice. Each response we receive now will also save the Council money as we will not have to send you a reminder, so we will be able to spend more on other services that matter to you. Responding online will also help us save money. What is the Edited Register? There are two versions of the Register. The Full Register lists the name and address of everyone who is registered to vote. The Council holds a copy. Anyone can look at it at the Council’s offices, but it can only be used for specific purposes. The main use of the Full Register is to show who can vote in elections and referendums. The Full Register is also made available to registered political parties, credit reference agencies and can also be used for law enforcement. The Edited Register is available for general sale and can be used for any purpose. The Edited Register can be bought by any person, company or organisation and can be used for commercial activities such as marketing. If you want to opt out of having your details appear on the Edited Register, please tick the 'Edited Register' column on your form. You can also do this using the internet or freephone options. How to contact us If you need any help, please visit us at www.tmbc.gov.uk/voting, email electoral.services@tmbc.gov.uk, or call us on 01732 876022. 20


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An Introduction to Asbestos Disease Compensation Claims Until the early 1980s asbestos was widely used in many industries because of its fire resistant properties. Exposure to sub-microscopic asbestos fibres can lead to various conditions, especially if the more hazardous blue or brown asbestos is inhaled. Frequently these conditions do not develop until 20 years or more after the asbestos exposure. The most serious are mesothelioma and lung cancer which have fatal consequences. Then there are non -cancerous conditions of asbestosis, diffuse pleural thickening and pleural plaques. These present in different ways. In some cases they are symptomless. In others the symptoms are serious and disabling. North Kent is regarded as an asbestos disease "hotspot" due to the historical presence of Chatham Docks, power stations, paper mills and other heavy industries. Also, asbestos products were manufactured at British Uralite in Lower Higham. Generally, the workers most frequently exposed to asbestos included:  Shipyard workers;  Plumbers and gasfitters;  Laggers and thermal insulation engineers  Building trades, including carpenters, decorators and electricians;  Building surveyors;  Asbestos manufacturers;  Those washing asbestos contaminated work clothes. Compensation claims can be made for asbestos related diseases (not pleural plaques) caused by industrial exposure from the 1960s or even the 1950s onwards. Even if the employer is now out of business you may still be able to trace the insurers (for example, via he Employer Liability Tracing Office). Following a case involving Cape Plc in April this year, it is also possible to sue the parent company where the subsidiary company has ceased to exist. There is even a possible route to compensation from US asbestos producers where US asbestos was used, for example in certain ships or power stations. Sadly the nature of asbestos illness means the sufferer may well die before a compensation claim is thought about. However a claim can still be made on behalf of a person who has died, by his estate. So if someone in your family has died from a fatal disease like mesothelioma there can still be a claim for compensation. It should be noted compensation is not automatic. There is a requirement of fault on the part of the employer. However it is often possible to show an employer was not taking effective precautions and knew or ought to have known about the risks from exposure. As well as making a personal injury claim for asbestos diseases, you may be able to obtain state benefits such as Industrial Disablement Benefit or a lump sum under the Pneumoconiosis (Workers Compensation) Act1979 If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease (asbestosis, mesothelioma, pleural thickening or asbestos lung cancer) as a result of harmful exposure to asbestos, you may be able to claim compensation. We offer free consultation, no charge for our time pursuing a claim win or lose and a guarantee that you will keep 100% of your compensation. For an informal, no obligation discussion on whether or not you may have a claim, please contact Jeremy Horton (Partner and head of Personal Injury at Brachers) on 01622 680415 or email: jeremyhorton@brachers.co.uk. For more details, including case studies of how Brachers has assisted clients with asbestos related disease claims, please visit : www.brachers.co.uk 23


Burham Children’s Centre Bell Lane, Burham. ME1 3SY

Sarah Beautridge Tel: 01634 686472

Monday—am. Stay & Play 9.30 - 11.30am - For children between 0 – 5 years. Free with no booking required. Tuesday—am Music Mayhem 9.45am - 10.45am - For children between 0 - 5 years. No booking required. Held at Burham Children’s Centre. £1 per child. Baby Time—every Tuesday 1.00—2.30pm, An informal group for new parents of babies up to 12 months. We have a soft play area with sensory play and a chance to weigh your baby Wednesday—Stay & Play. Eccles, St Marks C of E Primary School. 9.45am - 11.15am - For children between 0 - 5 years. Physical, creative & free play. Free group with no booking required. (Term time only). Thursday—am Baby and Toddler Group every Thursday 9:40am-11.00am. Wouldham C of E Primary School. (Free group—Term Time Only) Thursday—pm Twins Club 1.00 - 2.30pm For parents with twins and multiple births. Held at Burham Children’s Centre.

NEW GROUP Baby Clinic/Baby Time in Aylesford Community Hall every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Aylesford Baby clinic have joined with Burham Children's Centre for parents to come and meet in the informal setting. A soft play area is available. Also weigh your baby and seek advice from the health visitor. 24


CHILDREN’S GROUPS

Burham Pre-School. Burham Village Hall. ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted inspection, March 2011. We welcome children aged 2 – 5yrs. Sessions Monday’s to Fridays from 9.15am to 11.45am. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Lunch Club (11.45 – 12.20pm) & Afternoon session (12.20pm – 2.50pm). Come along and visit any morning and see if we are right for you. Supervisor - Tracey Beechey 01634 685239. Pre-school - 07946 793781 E:Mail: Burham.pre-school@hotmail.co.uk

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 necessary. For any further information, please contact Mrs Donna Cook, Supervisor, on 07581 661525 (out of session time) or 07855 041496 (during session time)

THE NEW WAY OF CONTACTING YOUR LOCAL NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICE OFFICERS

101 is the number for the public to call to: report non-urgent crime or disorder, speak to their neighbourhood officer, make an enquiry. 101 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week No call will cost more than 15p (even from a mobile). Need immediate help? If life is in danger or crime is in progress, call 999. If deaf or speech impaired text ‘Police’ and your message to 60066. For more information on 101 visit www.kent.police.uk/101   

Welcome to our new PCSO, Roxane Wilson. Roxane formally worked in Medway and can be contacted on the 101 number. 25


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SERVICES Fully Qualified Female Plumber All domestic plumbing repairs, maintenance, alterations and new installation work undertaken. Taps, leaks, overflows, blockages, basins, sinks, wc’s, full bathroom suites fitted and much, much more. No job too small. Free estimates or advice: call Amanda on 07702 408948 or Email: ajsplumbingservices@blueyonder.co.uk www.ajsplumbing-services.co.uk.

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Welcome to a warm friendly, informal atmosphere

Traditional Kentish Pub surroundings Free House, Fine Wines, Real Ale 30years serving Excellent Specialist Oriental Cuisine English menu available Lunch served - Monday -Sunday 12 - 2p.m. Evening meals - Monday –Sunday from 7p.m. Takeaway Service Ideal venue for christenings or wakes Need to buy a present? – gift vouchers are available Visit our website: www.thegoldeneagle.org for more information email:kathymay@btconnect.com or via our website

Bookings taken – Tel: 01634 668975 – 80 Church Street, Burham, Kent ME1 3SD 30


Paul J. Rowland

Wouldham Court Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast

Independent Funeral Directors Maidstone: 15 Mid Kent Shopping Centre, ME16 0PU - 01622 757177. Penenden Heath, ME14 2JP 01622 662661

Ideal B&B for wedding guests Church just opposite & River view Honeymooners welcome Grade 11 listed home. Beamed rooms “Lots of Memorabilia of Admiral Nelson”

24 Hours a Day ~ 365 Days a Year

We offer a full range of services and facilities, home arrangements at your convenience. Free car parking Company Director: Paul J. Rowland

Proprietor—Anthea Parnell 246 High St, Wouldham, Rochester, Kent. ME1 3TY. Tel: 01634 683271 Email: wouldham.b-b@virgin.net www.wouldhambedandbreakfast.co.uk

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All Roofing & Roofing Repairs Guttering / Fascias / Soffits Roof Windows/Skylights Extensions & Renovations Loft & Garage Conversions Loft Access & Insulation Call Nick: 07949 588464 01634 262582

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At the Phoenix Medical Centre Burham on mondays, and Home Visits available during the week. 10% off your next visit if you introduce a new customer State Registered Chiropodist and Podiatrist; Health Professionals Council Registered

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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. 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 the Church’s endorsement. 36

Burham & Wouldham Parish Magazine July & August 2012  

Burham & Wouldham Parish Magazine July & August 2012

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