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March 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 The Rev‘ Jennie Bradshaw has retired at the end of November. 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 I haven‘t received any contributions for this space, so again it will be ‗a rambling‘ from me. The Magazine always appreciates interesting news items, events and articles from both villages although we must reserve the right to edit or not to publish. ......So, I have a good opportunity to say a few things about the magazine. Some people have said to me that there are too many adverts but I say there are not too many adverts just not enough news items. However I must say that the adverts are rather a success story for this Magazine. Firstly their income contributes greatly to the costs so that everyone gets a free magazine each month and secondly and importantly, the advertisers (who are mainly small local businesses) report a good response to their advertising and some say they get too much work! We are pleased to support local businesses and offer very reasonable advertising rates. This is also a good opportunity to say a few special ‗Thank Yous‘ on behalf of the Magazine. Firstly thank you to the Parish Councils of both Burham and Wouldham for their continuing generous support for the Magazine. I know they value the ability to communicate what is happening in the villages and people tell us that they like to receive the Magazine. Secondly I want to thank our trusty volunteers who sort the magazines and deliver them to every house in both villages, street by street, month by month and in all weathers throughout the year. We appreciate their very special contributions. Talking about volunteering, Carl Fitter ( Head Teacher of Wouldham School) asked in the February edition: ―Can we make 2012 the year of action and celebration and create a network of committed people and activities that benefit everyone? There are wonderful opportunities for people to come together, to work together, to plan together and most importantly of all – to have a good time together. We seem to be short of volunteers in our community, people who will champion the villages and help make them an even better place to live and work. Maybe you agree? If so, why not try hard to do something about it and offer some time for working within the villages to do something for others.‖ .........So in this Magazine there are several events where you can join in and make a difference in the community. See on page 9, the councillors will be out working with you to clear litter from the Villages before spring. Take note of the dates in Burham or Wouldham and try to go out and help. Also, another important event is taking shape in Wouldham. See on page 13. Sharon Alldridge is planning this fun event for the children of both villages. Join her to plan and get it going. She is looking for a small team, so do contact her to help make this a special event for the children in the summer. 3

Mary Davis


Men‘s Supper Evenings with guest speakers. Medway Inn, Function Room, Wouldham All meetings are held in the Function Room of the Medway Inn, Wouldham and we are grateful to the landlord and his wife, Mr & Mrs Fletcher for their hospitality. 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 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.

2012 programme Tuesday 6th March Tuesday 1st May Tuesday 3rd July Tuesday 4th September Tuesday 6th November

Colin Lovell Martyn Berry Neil Scantlebury Michael Lee Dennis Moor

Planning in Medway & London Water—it‘s wonderful! Funeralities Court in the Act Life as a hospital chaplain

Church Electoral Roll - This needs to be updated each year before the Annual Parish Meeting. If you have attended any Services at All Saints Church, Wouldham or the Messy Church in Burham and would like to be on the Electoral Roll, please contact Heather Lloyd, tel 01634-863345 as soon as possible. Members on the Electoral Roll are entitled to nominate and vote for the Churchwardens and members of the Church Council. Tapestry Pew Seating in Wouldham Church Those interested in working the above, met to discuss the way forward and much enthusiasm was shown! Would anyone like to have one of these tapestries made in memory of a loved one by financially contributing and/or help by making one? Please telephone 01634-863345 if you would like any further details. Anyone interested can contact me Heather Lloyd by 'phone 01634-863345 4


MARCH Church of England Services All Saint‘s Church, Wouldham

Sunday, 4th March. Lent 2 10.30am,

Family Service Church Worship Team

All Saints, Wouldham

Sunday, 11th March. Lent 3 10.30am,

Holy Communion Canon Derek Carpenter

All Saints, Wouldham

Thursday, 15th March 10.30am

Holy Communion

Winchester House

Sunday, 18th March. Mothering Sunday 10.30am

Messy Church Church Worship Team & Kim Alliston

Burham Old School Centre

Sunday, 25th, March. Lent 5 10.30am,

Holy Communion. Canon Derek Carpenter

All Saints, Wouldham

House Groups

COFFEE MORNING

Wouldham On the 3rd Friday of the month. 3.30pm, 16th March 12 Trafalgar Close.

ALL SAINT‘S CHURCH WOULDHAM

Burham—on the last

On the last Friday of the month

Wednesday of each month. 28 Mar, 25Apr, 8pm at 4 Church St. Our discussion will be on the message of St Luke‘s Gospel. Contact Gwen: 01634 672060

10.30—11.30am, 30th March All are most welcome 5


WOMEN‘S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 7.00pm, 2nd March Burham Methodist Church On the theme of ‗Let Justice Prevail‘ The Women‘s World Day of Prayer aims to demonstrate that both prayer and action on this theme can have an immeasurable influence in the world. On the first Friday of March in services all over the world, this year Malaysia becomes the focus of prayer and understanding. Through participation in the worship service, women worldwide learn how their sisters of other countries, languages and cultures understand the biblical passages in their context. They learn of the concerns and needs of women in that country and to empathize and feel togetherness with them.

Here We Are Again!

BURHAM MUSIC HALL 8pm at the Village Hall Fridays MARCH 16th & 23rd Saturdays MARCH 17th & 24th Admission (including hot supper) £10 Tickets from FROSTS SHOP 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 MARCH

Friday March 2nd, 7.0pm Service for the Women’s World Day of Prayer Sunday March 4th 10.30am Morning Worship led by Sarah Crouch Sunday March 11th 10.30am Morning Worship led by Eddie Vincent Sunday March 18th 6.0.pm Mothering Sunday Service led by Rev Gary Watt Sunday March 26th 10.30am Morning Worship led Rod Murr and Arabella This service will mark the end of the Faith Mission at Burham School when Arabella will take part and present prizes. All pupils and parents are especially welcome.

Please note the slight alteration to the times of services Everyone is most welcome at all our services which vary from the more formal services of Holy Communion to rather less formal ones. We have tea, coffee and biscuits at the end of each service. If you would like a lift to any of services and other events, please contact Trevor Smith on 867022.

OTHER ACTIVITIES:Afternoon Tea continues each Tuesday in the Church from 3.0.pm till 4.30pm. All are welcome for a chat, a cup of tea, homemade cake and a Fun Quiz. Country Lunch on March 8th 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. Advance Notice. On Saturday April 21st there will be a Musical Evening when Mosaic will be entertaining us with music from the 60’s.

LENT STUDY COURSE Lent is seen by many as a time to reflect on one’s beliefs and to explore new ways of increasing understanding of the Christian message. This year the course will be based on the Oscar winning film “The King’s Speech” and has been written by Hilary Brand. The course is totally non- denominational and we extend a warm welcome to Christians of all denominations and all those seeking a way of faith. The course will be held at the home of Eileen and Trevor Smith , (23 Church Street )on Monday 5 March at 7.30 and then on Friday 9, 16, 23 and 30 March. Each session will be complete in itself and you may attend as many as you wish. Course study books will be provided. Please contact Eileen or Trevor Smith if you wish to know more on Tel 867022 7


FEBRUARY MEETINGS Tuesday 6th March

7.30pm

Wouldham Parish Council Meeting

Wouldham Village Hall

Monday 12th March

7.30pm

PCC AGM

All Saints Church Wouldham

Thursdays: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 March

10.30 12 noon

Thursday Community Club & Hi Kent Hearing Aid Clinic here on 15th February

Old School Community Centre, Burham

Tuesday 20th March

7.30pm

Monday, 26th March

7.30pm

Burham WI Meeting Village Hall Mr Paul Beard Barnados-Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow. Competition: Flower of the Month Burham Parish Council Meeting

BURHAM BOOK EXCHANGE

Burham Old School

JELLYBEANS PRE-SCHOOL

Starting: 10.00 – 12.00, Saturday 3 March Church in Burham Hall, Church St A good number of books have already been donated as a ―stock‖. Additional books always most welcome. So why not come along, have a browse and exchange one of your books. You may well find authors you‘ve not considered before! Tea/coffee and cake will be served. A small charge of £1-00 will be made to include refreshments. No books to exchange? Well just drop in for refreshments and a chat! 8

PAMPER EVENING FRIDAY 16TH MARCH 6.30 TO 10.00 PM WOULDHAM VILLAGE HALL ENTRANCE FEE £3 + ONE FREE GLASS OF WINE MINI TREATMENTS AVAILABLE ON THE NIGHT REFLEXOLOGY, MANICURES, INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE, GIFTS AND MORE GO ON ............................... TREAT THOSE SPECIAL MUMS!


WOULDHAM LITTER PICK Why not help to keep our village tidy from rubbish. Join Councillors on 31st March Meet at the recreation ground car park – 10am to lunchtime ........for this one off event to help improve the local environment. Litter pickers, gloves, tabards and refuse sacks will be provided by Tonbridge & Malling BC. All ages welcome!

Burham Bash the Trash Events Spring is coming ...... time to think of clearing up the village and its surroundings 3 March - clearing inside village 17 March - clearing surrounding paths Come and join in for a few hours

on a Burham Bash the Trash Litter Pick. We meet in Burham Village Hall Car Park at 10:00 am and aim to finish at 12:30

All kit will be provided Dogs under reasonable control are very welcome It would help if we could get a number of cars along on 17 March to get to the start points of various paths. Any questions please contact: Dave Davis 01634 869650 or Roger Dalton 01634 867281 9


BURHAM PARISH COUNCIL NEWS Good news: Whilst it has taken considerable time, the Speed Indicator Devices should be installed before the end of March, with one SID each at end of the village. Many thanks to our County Councillor Peter Homewood, who submitted the original application. Once again, it‘s time to remind all dog owners to be responsible when out walking their dogs and ensure that any dog poo is bagged and appropriately disposed of. Whilst we do know that most dog owners are responsible, dog poo around the village is still a problem particularly in the recreation ground and on pavements. Finally the drainage works at Alex Hill have been completed and it is hoped that this will alleviate the problems we have experienced with flooding in the area. There were a few problems at the time of the works with delays and trafficlight break downs but Kent Highway Services were very soon notified of these problems and took the appropriate action. Look out for the March edition of the TMBC ―Here & Now‖. Burham‘s skate ramp should be listed with regards to the funding received via their Community Enhancement Fund. Your Borough Councillors will be organizing two ―Bash the Trash‖ days. The 3rd and 17th March have been earmarked, with the 3rd concentrating on the village itself and 17th covering pathways. Don‘t forget the new website: www.Burhamvillage.org is now live. Social events can be listed and there is a link to the diary section direct to the diary coordinator. Feedback would also be appreciated. (The guy in the photo has obviously just found the new Burham website!!!) Well done to all those residents that utilize the recycling site at the Village Hall! As a very rough estimate the figures are as follows: 21 tonnes green glass, 13 tonnes clear glass, 8 tonnes of brown glass, 8 tonnes of plastics, 4 tonnes of tins/cans. This equates to 54 tonnes per annum with an additional 20 tonnes of cardboard/ paper. continued….. 10


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In addition, don‘t forget to let me know if you are interested in adopting a hanging basket so that we can make the necessary arrangements. 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 26 March 2012, 7.30 pm in the Old School Community Centre, Corner of Rochester Road/Bell Lane. Pam Saunders - Clerk

Burham Parish Council New Website Launch We now have a new website for the village at www.burhamvillage.org and we‘d like to keep it up to date with everything going on in the village. So please send notices about forthcoming events and reports on what‘s been going on to Wendy Neath. Our preferred method is by email but if that‘s difficult then use the phone numbers or address below. Look forward to hearing from everyone with news and comments on what we like and what can improve on the website. And don‘t forget to keep checking to keep up to date! calendar@burhamvillage.org Wendy Neath, Street Farm, Rochester Rd, Burham, Rochester, Kent. ME1 3RL Tel. 01634 861339 or 07802 676 896 wendy.neath@btinternet.com

You can view this Magazine on the Website also. TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE OF STATION ROAD, AYLESFORD 18TH - 21ST MAY Notification has been received from KCC that Station Road ,Aylesford is to be closed to road traffic for 10 metres either side of the level crossing. The road will be closed at 23:40 on Friday 18th May and reopened, 04:00 Monday 21st May. 11


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—starting 22nd November then every 2nd and 4th week, 1.30-3.00pm. 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—am Creative Play 9.45am - 11.15am - For children between 0 - 5 years Free group with no booking required. Held at St Marks C of E Primary School. Creative play including sticking, painting, etc. You may wish to bring a change of clothes! Aprons will be provided. (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) Childminding Support Group, Burham 9.15-11.15am. A chance for local childminders to come and meet. Also parents can come to this group on the last Thursday of the month if they are looking for a childminder. Thursday—pm Twins Club 12.30 - 2.30 For parents with twins and multiple births. Held at Burham Children‘s Centre. We have new courses starting for Baby Signing, Baby Massage, Little Stirrers, Paediatric First Aid and DIY. 12


COMING SOON .......... Burham & Wouldham Community Event....

BRIGHT LIGHTS FUN SUMMER CLUB MINI OLYMPICS CHILDREN & YOUTH 5-11 YRS JULY 24TH—JULY 27TH Sharon Attridge seeks a small team to help her set this up.

Enthusiastic people? Contact: Sharon: 01634 865930, 07913633754 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) 13


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PARISH NEWS Halls for Hire

Baptisms 12th February Monica Elizabeth Waters Hattie Elisabeth Timothy

(Please do not telephone after 8.0pm)

Prescriptions

Burham Old School Community Centre – 01634 863322

Burham Methodist Church Hall – 01634 864139

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

Burham Village Hall – 01634 867669 Wouldham Village Hall – Tel: 01732 870862 Burham Scout Hut (for youth) 01634 863322

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

Saturday Waste Collection TMBC Helpline 01732 876147 www.tmbc.gov.uk

THANK YOU Thank you to all my friends and neighbours for their kindness when I broke my arm and for enquiring after me during my illness. Thank you so much. Rosalind Botha, 79 Church St.

Wouldham - 3rd March Village Car Park, Knowle Rd, 8.0am – 9.0am.

Burham – 10th March Village Hall Car Park, 8.0am – 9.0am

THANK YOU Eccles – 3rd & 17th March Tony, Louise and Nathan would like Bull Lane lay-by, 8.0am – 9.0am to thank everyone for their kind words, flowers and donations for Ros Do not leave waste unattended at the Ford. The donations totalled £1070.00 collection sites or in advance of the which will go to the Alzheimer's waste vehicle arriving. Society and Dementia charities. 16


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!! POST OFFICES OPENING HOURS WOULDHAM. 134 High St, Wouldham Mon, Tues: 9.00—17.30. & Wed: 9.00— 13.00. ECCLES. Varnes St, Eccles ME20 7HH. Closed lunchtimes 13.00-14.00. Mon, Tues, Thurs, Frid: 09.00—17.30 Weds: 09.00 –13.00. Sat: 9.00—12.00 AYLESFORD. 198 Forstal Rd, Aylesford. ME20 7AD THE NEW WAY OF CONTACTING YOUR LOCAL NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICE OFFICERS From Monday 14 November, 101 will be 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 17


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WOULDHAM PARISH COUNCIL NEWS ‘Bash the Trash‘ event in Wouldham – Why not help to keep your village tidy from rubbish. Join Councillors on 31st March 2012 for this one off event to help improve the local environment. Litter pickers, gloves, tabards and refuse sacks will be provided by Tonbridge & Malling BC. All ages Litter Picker welcome! needed! Meet at the recreation ground – 10am to lunchtime. We a re i n ne ed o f so m eo ne to b e the n e w Vil la g e lit te r p ick e r f ro m Ea st er o n wa rd s. T hi s i s a p a id se lf em p lo yed co n tra ct – so if yo u a re i nte res ted – p lea se co n ta ct T h e P a r is h C le rk fo r d eta i l s !

The 135/155 Chatham/Maidstone Bus which runs through the village no longer operates an evening service due to KCC budget cuts. It was proved not to be cost effective to run this service due to it not being used enough. If we want a bus service to remain in Wouldham, this service must be used. Why not take the bus into town instead of Did you know…… If yo u p a rk yo u r ca r o n th e the car – take the stress ro a d i n th e v il la g e, yo u out of parking? The sho u ld no t p a rk a g a in s t th e village bus service is tra ffi c flo w – refe re nc e essential in Wouldham H ig h wa y co d e 2 3 9 . P lea se to those who have no hel p to m a k e su r e yo u p a rk other means of transport. sa fe ly in Wo uld ha m .

Thank you to County Councillor Homewood for organising the widening of the junction at Cornwall Crescent, paid for by KCC Highway Fund. Hopefully this will now solve the problems of the refuge lorries damaging the kerbstones here. The Parish Council has secured funding for a new village hall self closing gate from the Tonbridge & Malling BC Community Enhancement Fund. Calling the oldest village residents in Wouldham! Do you know the history of the area know as ‗the street‘ in Hill Road which runs from Keepers Cottage to the farm? The Parish Council are trying to find out who is responsible for maintaining this section of road so if you have any historical information or knowledge of the area that could help, please Contacts: contact the Parish Clerk. Community Warden David Liepnik – 07977 982187 Police Non-Emergency Contact No. – 101 Sarah Egglesden, Parish Clerk – 01732 870862 Email: wouldham.pc@hotmail.co.uk

The next Parish Council meeting is on Tuesday 6th March at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Please come along and join us if you have any items that you would like the Parish Council to discuss. Parish Council information can be viewed on the Parish Council website, from the minutes of the meetings to general village information. Take a look at: www.wouldhampc.kentparishes.gov.uk. 21


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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 start  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. 32

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Burham Wouldham Parish Magazine March 2012