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Summer 2012 - Edition 3 of 6 Delivered FREE to: all homes and businesses in CT21. Total distribution 9,000.

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In this edition:

Hythe Festival Update Diamond Jubilee Party in the Park Invest in Local Talent What’s On in Our Local Area Car Boot Sale Dates

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Editors Letter Dear Neighbours,

Welcome to the latest edition of the Hythe Handbook; and what an exciting time we have to look forward to here in Hythe in the next few weeks and months! We bring you the latest details from the Hythe Festival 2012, information about the Party in the Park at Oakland’s, Hythe, to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, and not forgetting the all important Car Boot Sale dates for the coming season. We are also really pleased to bring you a new feature giving details of how to support local talent.

This edition, we hear about both Hank Foreman, a musician based in Folkestone, and Simon Wicks, a local author from Hythe. We hope you continue to enjoy the handbook. As ever, as our local community magazine, we are always delighted to hear of local positive news and events that we can help to spread the word about. Please do continue to get in touch with any thoughts, comments or ideas for the editions, With kindest regards,


Tuija Foster, Editor

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Contents Local Talent


Hythe Festival


Health & Wellbeing 6 - 11 Crossword


What’s On

22 - 25

Local Clubs & Societies

28 - 32

House & Home

35 - 39


43 - 44

Deadline for the Holiday Edition:

Wednesday 20th June 2012

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Invest in Local Talent An Interview with a Super Villain Based in Hythe, local author Simon Wicks has published a new short story. Violet Waves has been assigned a job… The biggest job of her life… The interview she has been waiting for since she first saw him… The interview with Dr Bluesky, the worlds most feared and powerful super villain… But soon Violet discovers that she is the key to the Doctors master plan and must make the biggest decision of her life. Available from Amazon, visit and enter ‘An Interview with a Super Villain’ in the search box.

Keep On Dreaming Based in Folkestone, local guitarist and songwriter Hank Foreman has a new EP for sale. To purchase, email: Also available on

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Have you heard…

Excitement is mounting in the lead up to to the 2012 Hythe Festival. The Festival Shop opens on Saturday 23rd June in the High Street and will be manned daily to help with information of events and timings. The Big Parade on the first Saturday, 30th June, kicks the main Festival off with a flourish where local clubs and organisations will parade up the High Street with bands playing, stalls and performers. In the afternoon will be a ‘Free for All’ on Hythe Green which will include stalls, bands, free rides, games, Kent Kit Car Club, car showrooms and vintage cars and there will be a fete with bands playing. On Sunday 1st July there is Thomas the Tank Day at the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway and also a Jubilee Festival Fun Dog Show on the Green with tarot readings, archery and baton twirling – all free entries and free parking. P4

In the week there will be, amongst other things, bridge tournaments, a tour of the Grand Redoubt at Hythe Ranges, Choral Society concerts and Evensong at St Leonards Church, sailing, canoeing, town walks, wine tasting, and painting competitions for children and grown ups! Please mention “The Hythe Handbook” when responding to adverts

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A little white chrysanthemum. It is funny how things follow you about. When I picked up my trolley from the rank at the supermarket this single, little white flower was just lying there smiling at me. It had obviously fallen off someone else’s bunch. I just couldn’t throw it away. As I filled my trolley I kept moving it to safety. Getting to the check-out I forgot about it and started packing the purchases away in my bags. Towards the end the jam-jar with the black lid slid up. On top of it was the chrysanthemum looking happy and smiling, so was I and the check-out lady, too. It has faded now lying on my desk next to the laptop.

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Seasonal Recipe Asparagus Frittata

Serves 4-6


Preperation time 10 minutes

• 275g new potatoes

Cooking time 20 minutes

For those who’ve only ever considered asparagus as a luxurious accompaniment to a main course, it’s time to think again. This delicious recipe is simple to cook and the mild flavours of the mozzarella and eggs mean that the asparagus is still the star of the dish.

• 450g asparagus • 5 large eggs • 200g buffalo mozzarella • 50g Parmesan, grated • 2 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley • 2 tbsp olive oil • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6. Making sure the potatoes are clean first, boil them in salted water. 2. Trim the asparagus, then cut the stems into 1cm slices leaving the spear as a piece about 8cm long. Add this all to the potato pan for the last 5 minutes of the cooking time. 3. Drain everything and refresh in cold water. Thickly slice the potato. 4. Whisk together the eggs really well. Dice the mozzarella and add to the eggs along with 40g of the Parmesan, the parsley, potatoes and slices of asparagus. Season generously with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Stir everything to coat with the egg. Lastly, gently stir through the spears. 5. Heat a 22cm diameter oven-proof deep frying pan along with the olive oil over a medium heat. Non-stick would be great, otherwise one which is naturally seasoned. 6. Pour in the egg mixture making sure some of the spears are sitting at the top. Leave to cook for around 10 minutes until the edges are starting to firm up. 7. Sprinkle over the last 10g of Parmesan and slide the frying pan in to the oven. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the frittata is golden and firm. 8. Serve straight from the pan with a crisp green salad.

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20. Vermin upset by a goddess (7)

2. Fashionable ex, a teller (8)

21. Palindromic man (4)

3. Girl of 11 dividing drinks (6)

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5. City in India granted aid (4)

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6. Decorative knot and enthusiast to amaze (4,4)

29. Overlook information in sign or emblem (6)

7. Denmark’s first flower club (6)

30. Signs fixed with red clothing (8)

8. Man behind us turned sweet (6)

31. Relaxed after finding a new desert (6)

11. Big cat, or part hen? (7)

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What’s On Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway Saturday 26th May 2012 Steam & Diesel Gala weekend Sunday 27th May 2012 Steam & Diesel Gala weekend Saturday 2nd - Tuesday 5th June 2012 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Sunday 17th June 2012 Father’s Day Specials

Sunday 15th July 2012 Hythe Cricket & Squash Club Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd July 2012 Port Lymnpe Wild Animal Park Sunday 22nd July 2012 R.A.F.A, The Green, Hythe Sunday 29th July 2012 Age UK Hythe, The Green, Hythe Sunday 5th August 2012 Hythe Rotary, The Green, Hythe

Saturday 30th June 2012 Day out with Thomas

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Sunday 1st July 2012 Day out with Thomas Thursday 5th July 2012 Hythe Festival Event: Backstage with the General Manager! Saturday 7th July 2012

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th August 2012 Port Lymnpe Wild Animal Park Sunday 19th August 2012 Hythe Cricket & Squash Club

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Sunday 26th August 2012 Hythe & Romney Marsh Lions, The Green, Hythe Sunday 2nd September 2012 Hythe Bay School, The Green, Hythe Sunday 2nd September 2012 Saltwood Cricket Club Sunday 9th September 2012 Folkestone & Hythe Samaritans, The Green, Hythe Sunday 16th September 2012 Hythe Cricket & Squash Club Saturday 22nd September 2012 Saltwood Cricket Club Sunday 23rd September 2012 Hythe Twinning Association, The Green, Hythe Sunday 30th September 2012 Kent Marine Cadet Force, The Green, Hythe

Tuesday 19th June 2012 at 7.30pm “The Story of St Leonard’s Church” – combined event with Hythe Civic Society including history talk, visits, music and refreshments Tickets £3 & £1(HCS members) available at door. Saturday 30th June 2012 at 7.30pm Folkestone Choral Society : Haydn Nelson Mass, Bach Double Violin Concerto, Kelly At the round earth’s imagined corners Tickets £12 from Brandon’s Music Shop, 55 High Street, Hythe. Sunday 1st July 2012 at 6.30pm Festival Evensong – combined choirs of St Leonard’s Church and Holy Trinity Church, Folkestone Retiring collection. Monday 2nd July 2012 at 7.30pm Norton Knatchbull Jazz and Ashford Guitar Ensemble Tickets £8 from Brandon’s Music Shop, 55 High Street, Hythe (free admission to those under 18).

Lympne Castle Wednesday 4th July 2012 The Railway Swing Band with vocalists Didi & Steve Hawkins in concert 7.30 p.m. in aid of Saltwood Church. Tickets £10. Contact 01303 269989 or tickets at door.

St Leonard’s Church, Hythe Saturday 26th May 2012 at 7.30pm Svyatoslav Antipov (piano) performs works by Liszt, Shostakovich, Ravel, Chopin and Ireland Tickets £8 from Brandon’s Music Shop, 55 High Street, Hythe (free admission to those under 18). Saturday 2nd June 2012 at 7.30pm Primavera Chamber Ensemble performs Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegel, Beethoven Septet in E flat Op 20, Brahms Serenade No 1 in D Op 11 Tickets £21 & £14 from Brandon’s Music Shop, 55 High Street, Hythe. To a d v e r t is e p l e a s e c a l l : 0 1303 266755 or e-mail:



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What’s On (Cont…) Tuesday 3rd July 2012 at 12 noon Lunchtime organ recital by Janet Hughes playing music by Handel, Bach, Mendelssohn, Dubois and Widor Tickets £5 from Brandon’s Music Shop, 55 High Street, Hythe (free admission to those under 18). Ploughman’s lunches available in church from 1.00pm. Wednesday 4th July 2012 at 12 noon Dorothee Jansen (soprano) and Ensemble perform Italian arias including by Handel, Mozart, Bellini, Puccini and Beethoven Tickets £5 from Brandon’s Music Shop, 55 High Street, Hythe (free admission to those under 18). Ploughman’s lunches available in church from 1.00pm. Thursday 5th July 2012 at 2.00pm JAM family concert with Hythe Bay Primary School children, Onyx Brass, Daniel Cook (organ) & Bob Chilcott (animateur) Tickets £5 from Brandon’s Music Shop, 55 High Street, Hythe or at church door (free admission to those under 18).

Wednesday 25th July 2012 at 12 noon Lunchtime organ recital by George Chittenden (Director of Music at Dunedin Cathedral, New Zealand) performing Widor Symphony No 1 in C minor Tickets £5 from Brandon’s Music Shop, 55 High Street, Hythe (free admission to those under 18). Ploughman’s lunches available in church from 1.00pm. Saturday 28th July 2012 at 7.30pm Nigel Ogden – BBC’s ‘The Organist Entertains’ – returns to perform light classics and popular music arranged for organ Tickets £8 from Brandon’s Music Shop, 55 High Street, Hythe (free admission to those under 18).

Telephone 01303 264470 for further details for all of the events listed at St. Leonard’s Church, Hythe.

Friday 6th July 2012 at 7.30pm JAM & Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment with Daniel Cook (organ), Claire Seaton (soprano) and Andrew Radley (counter-tenor) conducted by Nicholas Cleobury perform Pergolesi Stabat Mater, Handel Organ Concerto, Judith Bingham Organ Concerto and newly-commissioned work The Hythe Tickets £20 & £12 from Brandon’s Music Shop, 55 High Street, Hythe. Sunday 8th July 2012 at 7.30pm Utrecht Student Choir and Orchestra perform Bach Mass in B minor Tickets £8 from Brandon’s Music Shop, 55 High Street, Hythe (free admission to those under 18). Sunday 22nd July 2012 at 3.00pm Grier Trio performs Debussy Sonata for Cello and Piano, Prokofiev Sonata No 2 for Violin and Piano, Schubert Piano Trio in B flat Tickets £8 from Brandon’s Music Shop, 55 High Street, Hythe (free admission to those under 18). To a d v e r t is e p l e a s e c a l l : 0 1303 266755 or e-mail:


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Local Clubs & Societies Arthritis Aware

8.30pm-11.30pm Dance to hot stompin’ sounds from the 1940’s & 50’s

A friendly support and social group for people with arthritis which meets on 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month from 10am to 12pm in the United Reformed Church, Hythe.

Further Details: 07896 654571 or

Capel Farmers Market

10am - 12.30pm Tuesdays at Capel-Le-Ferne Village Hall.

Contact telephone 266673.

Art & Creative Classes

Informal classes for the arts, yoga and theatre in Marine Walk Street, Hythe

Call 07899 082356 or

www.thewhitehorsestudio. mail@ 01303 239625 or 01303 812242

Folkestone and Hythe branch are seeking volunteers at their charity shop which is at the Eastern end of the High Street at number 139a - next door to the Bathtime shop.

Ashford Astronomical Society

Cats’ Protection

Friendly, welcoming astronomy society, meets every last Friday of every month at Woodchurch Memorial Hall. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned observer, young or old, there’s something for everyone. Contact Jason on 01233 333945 or 07971 435835. Email: jacethebace@gmail. com


Castle Badminton Club meets on a Tuesday evening between 8pm and 10pm at Saltwood Village Hall. Further details from John Dennis on 01303 237968

Bell Ringers

Bell ringers needed, full training given. Please call Cleo on 01303 230433

Boogie at The Grand

Every Monday at Keppels Bar, The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone, Kent. 7.30pm-8.30pm Beginners jive/swing dance class P28

Please call the duty manager or phone 01303 238661. We are also seeking fosterers for our cats and kittens - if you can help with this then phone Lin 01303 237744.

Check Shirts Line Dance Club

Classes on: Mondays at 1.45pm, Guide Hall, St Nicholas Road, Hythe. Wednesdays at 10.15am at Hawkinge Community Centre.

Cinque Port Morris Men

Every Thursday from October to April, 8pm - 10pm at the Memorial Hall in Benenden For further information www.cinqueportmorrismen. org or email info@

Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice Service provides advice on your rights and responsibilities. The service is free, independent, confidential and impartial. Full details of opening times can be found on our website or at the drop-in clinic at Hythe Bay Children’s Centre.

Visit: or you can telephone the Adviceline on 0844 499 4118. Shepway CAB is a charity.

Classic Bike Night

Every Tuesday, 7.30pm at The Drum Inn, Stanford nr Hythe. Call 01303 812125

Development for Mediumship Group

at Hythe Imperial Hotel. £6 pp every Tuesday evening 7 - 9pm Contact: Pauline Mason Tel: 01303 265513

Elham Farmers’ Market

11am - 1pm An Elham in Business initiative, held on the Triangle (the green at the southern end of the village) every 2nd and 4th Sunday. Villagers are directly involved through the Elham Farmers’ Market Friends Association who has its own produce and arts and crafts stalls alongside professional producers.

Exercise through movement and dance Classes

Salvation Army Hall Monday 7.15pm - 8.15pm. £3 per night. For more information please call 01303 892946

Folkestone and District Family History Society

7pm on the first Thursday of each month at Radnor Park Community Centre.

Folkestone Camera Club

7.30pm every Monday at St. Georges Church, Audley Road, Folkestone from September to May. Further info can be found at: www.folkestonecameraclub. or telephone Jenny

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Barraclough (Press Officer) 01303 245399 or email

Folkestone Choral Society Would you like to sing? We exist to enjoy together the choral music we prepare and to share that with local residents as well as the many visitors to the area. Rehearsals are held each week to prepare for the three or four major concerts normally presented each year. Further details from 01303 237968.

Folkestone Decorative and Fine Arts Society (FDFAS) meet at The Tower Theatre (home of FHODS), Shorncliffe on 4th Thursday of the month, 2pm for 2.15pm. Guests/ prospective members welcome (£5). Membership info: 01303 239530, or e-mail: folkestone@ For programme details visit Folkestone section of

Folkestone Duplicate Bridge Club The Club meets every Monday evening at 7pm for 7.15pm. Visitors are welcome with partners (except 1st Monday in month when there is a club competition). For more information please contact: The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone, CT20 2XL Tel:01303 222 222

Folkestone, Hythe and Dover Wildlife Group Price: Free entry

Contact Pauline Bateson on 01304 853503 or go to

High Thai Society

Folkestone & Hythe operatic and dramatic society

The Tower Theatre, North Road, Shorncliffe, Folkestone, Kent.

Meets every last Sunday of the Month at 7pm at Thailand Tom, 38 High Street, Hythe. 01303 264168.

Hythe and District Gardeners’ Association

For Show information: www.towertheatrefolkestone.

Meets at 7.30pm on the 1st Tuesday of each month at St Johns’ Ambulance Hall, Albert Lane, which runs at the side of the Hope Inn off Stade Street. Subscription is £5 per year

Box office: 01303 223925. To hire theatre and function area for parties etc call Peter 07711 710952.

Prospective new members can obtain further info by ringing 01303 followed by either 262171, 260827 or 265927.

Friends of Oaklands Health Centre Coffee Morning

Hythe and Romney Marsh Lions Club

For patients by the Friends of Oaklands Health Centre on the 1st Monday of the Month in the Randall Davis Room (1st Floor). Come along and join us for a friendly chat. 10am 11.30am

Hayne Barn Indoor Tennis Centre

in Saltwood (Nr. Hythe). 2 Indoor courts available to book for members and nonmembers. Coaching available for juniors and adults. Court bookings: 01303 265512. Director of Tennis, Duncan Prior: 07723 958911

Health Walks in Hythe

All are welcome to join these FREE Health Walks every Thursday until further notice Meet: 10.15am (for 10.30am start) at Reflections, Terrace Bar, Hythe Imperial Hotel, Hythe, CT21 6AE. For further information please contact East Kent HealthWalks on 01304 828700 or visit:

Fundraising for local charities, meet the 2nd Monday of the month at the Red Lion Pub, Hythe. For more info contact Margaret on 267392

The Royal Air Forces Association

Hythe and Romney Marsh Branch. Tel: 01303 238435

Hythe and Saltwood Sailing Club

at Marine Parade, Hythe. Contact 01303 265178 or go to

Hythe Bay Children’s Centre Cinque Ports Avenue, Hythe CT21 6HS 01303 267802

Adult Education Mondays 7pm to 8pm Spanish Year 1 Class Tuesdays 7.30pm - 8.30pm Art Appreciation: How to Look at Pictures

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Local Clubs & Societies (Cont...) Wednesdays 7pm - 8.30pm Spanish Improvers course.

Fridays 9am - 10.30am Two’s Too: For toddlers aged 18 to 30 months. 2pm to 3pm Family Support Cafe: come and have a cuppa and a natter.

Fridays 10am - 11.30am Spanish: Improving your spoken Spanish. 2pm - 3pm French Conversation group.

Other Services Mondays 4.45pm - 6pm Stop Smoking Service - NHS run smoking cessation class, appointments essential.

Some courses are free and for others there is a small charge. All run during school term times only, for more information or to book a place on any class.

Call 0800 849 4444 for more information Fridays 10am - 12pm Citizen’s Advice Bureau, drop in service - no appointment necessary.

Please contact Nick Lord on 07796 177584. Groups for parents and children

Hythe Bowling Club

Mondays 1.30pm - 3.00pm One is Fun. Activities for tots 6 to 18 months.

Ladies Walk, Hythe.

For more information call 01303 266793.

Hythe Book Club

Tuesdays 10.30am - 12pm Blooming Babies. Sensory Play and Baby Massage from new born upwards (new second group).

at the Red Lion on the third Thursday of every month at 7.30pm.

Wednesdays 8.40am - 12.00pm Midwife surgery - by appointment only 1pm - 2.30pm Health Visitor Surgery Drop-in to talk through any issues with the Health Visitor, bring your Red Book, have your baby weighed. Stop for a play in the Family Room.

1.30pm - 3pm Blooming Babies Sensory Play and Baby Massage from new born until they won’t keep still! P30

in the Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street, Hythe (every second and fourth Saturday of the month) 10am - 12pm. For further information please call 01303 266118 or 01303 268715.

Hythe Film Society

The inaugural meeting will be on Tuesday 4th October and thereafter it will be the first Tuesday of the month at the Hythe Bay School 7.30pm. Tickets and membership forms will be available at the Hythe Camera Shop. Further details available from: Derek Budd 01303 266596 email:

Hythe Flower Club

Hythe Bridge Club

Contact 01233 720597.

For further info contact Veronica Hopker: or 01303 862811, or Kathleen Mansfield on 267461 or

Hythe Civic Society Guided Walks

Thursdays 9am - 10.30am Mucky Pups Messy play for all - birth to preschool age.

Hythe Farmers’ Market

Meets the first Monday of the month at the United Reformed Church, East Street at 7pm for 7.30pm, except Jan when there’s no meeting. Yearly subs are £20, new members very welcome.

Meets every Wednesday at 1.45pm at Seabrook Church for friendly duplicate bridge. Subscription is £5 per year. Table money £1.50.

Please call Shirley on 07900 882664 to book a place on either session.

Meet: 10.30am, Hythe Town Hall, High Street (TR 163 347). Distance: 0,5 miles (1.5 hours), Grade: 1. NO DOGS.

A leisurely walk around Old Hythe, including St Leonard’s Church and Crypt. Charge: 50p per person (crypt extra), which includes a descriptive leaflet. This walk takes place every Thursday, June to September inclusive. No need to book. Parties (10 +) at any time by arrangement. Leader: Hythe Civic Society 01303 266118 .

Hythe Guides

Every Tuesday at The Guide Hall, St Nicholas Road, Hythe, 7pm For girls aged 10 - 14. Contact Jo Day 07725 525445

Hythe Snooker Club

For more information and to join the club. Contact Mr W Garrard on 01303 265141.

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Hythe St. John Ambulance cadets

meet at the St.John Hall Albert Lane on Wednesday evenings 6.30pm till 8pm. Ages from 10 - 16 years. All new members welcome and those who wish to renew their membership. Contact Grahame Bredbere 07813 606157 or the St.John Hall 01303 269689 on Weds evenings.

Hythe Tennis Club

meets at the Canal Bank, Hythe. For more information about joining the club and participating in our tournaments and events. Please call our Membership Secretary on 01303 266354. All welcome.

Hythe Twinning Association

Continuing international friendship with Hythe’s twin towns; Berck sur Mer in France & Poperinge in Belgium. Further info from hythe. twinning@hydanthe.freeuk. com or on 01303 268375.

Italy Star Association

1943-1945 Veterans! Join us... hone our National Secretary on 020 8241 0275

Lympne/Hythe Needle club

Meets 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month in the Lounge at Churchill Court, Cinque Ports Avenue, Hythe from 2pm 5pm. Any form of needle craft carried out, whether it be cross stitch, tapestry, bobbin lace or bead work. Everyone welcome. Further information from Betty 01303 264811.

Lympne WI

Lympne Village Hall, 2pm on the 2nd Thursday in the month. Everyone welcome.

Call Julie, the secretary on 01303 230855.

Mature Movers - Fitness for the 50 PLUS.

Get fit with choreographed movement to music. A well balanced programme of low impact exercises (no floor work included). Come have fun while improving & maintaining your mobility. Keep Fit Association teacher, on the Register of Professionals as a Level 3 instructor. FOLKESTONE, The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone, CT20 2XL. Thurs & Tues. 10.30am - 11.30am, £3.50. NEW ROMNEY, Romney Marsh Day Centre, Rolfe Lane, New Romney, TN28 8TR. Weds. 2pm - 3pm, £4. Contact 01303 261876 or

Meditation Classes

Thursdays 7.30pm - 9pm St Saviours Church, Canterbury Road, Folkestone. Buddhist meditation techniques for developing peace of mind and a positive outlook. Cost £5, no previous experience necessary. Mondays 6.30pm - 7.30pm Contact: Jampel Buddhist Centre (01227) 760 955

Queen’s Own Buffs Association of Folkestone & Hythe

Ex-servicemen from other Regiments are welcome. Meet monthly for comradeship with supper, bingo, raffles and much more. Contact Branch Secretary Stuart McIntyre on 01303 240147.

Redoubt Sailing Club

Location: Nickolls Lake, West Hythe. Membership Sec. Rob Purvis: 01303 260512. Racing and free sailing (non racing) all year round. Adult and Childrens’ training.

Romney Marsh Walking Society

New members and visiting walkers are always welcome. Our programme is varied, usually a Sunday afternoon or whole day walk alternates with a Saturday morning walk followed by a pub lunch. Children are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult but dogs are not allowed. You will find the programme of planned walks on our website: www.romneymarshfootpaths.

Saltwood Choral Society

We have a wide and varied repertoire: oratorio, anthems, the Mass, folk songs, Gilbert and Sullivan and works from modern composers. We rehearse at Saltwood Primary School, Grange Road, Saltwood on Wednesday evenings 7.15pm - 9pm. We welcome new members in all sections particularly tenors and basses. For further info please telephone 01303 237992.

Saltwood Old Time Dance Club

If you like Old Time & Sequence Dancing why not come and join us at the Village Hall every Wednesday evening 7pm - 10pm. refreshments provided. Contact 01303 260214.

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Local Clubs & Societies (Cont...) Saltwood Shortmat Bowls

Our Tai Chi and Qigong (Chi Kung)

Contact 01303 266624.

Tai Chi Beginners’ Classes at Hythe Methodist Church Hall, Rampart Road, Hythe CT21 5BG

Beginners’ Classes in Hythe and Sandgate are suitable for all ages and abilities.

Sundays, 6pm - 9pm and the 1st and 3rd Weds of the month from 2pm - 5pm in the Village Hall.

Saltwood Village Hall

The Green, Saltwood. A perfect venue for meetings, parties, weddings and fun. For more information please contact: Lesley Galloway on 01303 260508.

Tai Chi Beginners’ Classes at The Chichester Memorial Hall, Sandgate High Street, CT20 3AR Tue evenings 6pm - 7pm Fri mornings 11.15am - 12.15pm

Sandgate Writing Circle

We hold two meetings a month at two locations in Sandgate . Both in the morning at 10am - 12am. If you would like a friendly relaxed couple of hours with gentle folk please drop in. For more information phone Joe Thomas - Secretary, Sandgate Writers on 01303 489736 or Email: joe.

Qigong at The Chichester Memorial Hall, Sandgate Tues evenings 7.15pm - 7.45pm Fri mornings 9.30am - 10.30am For more details contact: Catherine - enquiries@ Tel. 01303 890652 (Tues evening classes) Sue - taichi.sandgate.hythe@ Tel. 01303 210456 (Thurs and Fri morning classes)

Umbrella Club of Hythe

Are you feeling lonely or just need a chat? Then why not visit the Hythe Methodist Church Hall on Mondays from 2pm - 4pm and Thursdays 12.20pm - 4pm.

Shepway Fuchsia and Pelargonium Group

meet at 7.30pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Surrenden Road, Cheriton. Visitors and new members will be made very welcome

Yoga with Jane classes

For more information contact 01303 851257

South Kent Multiple Sclerosis Society

Local support for all those whose lives are affected by MS. Call 08453 970543, e-mail sekentmssociety@hotmail. or go to www.mssociety. east_kent P32

Thurs mornings 10am - 11am

Due to changed circumstances Monday night classes at Palmarsh Hall have been rescheduled to Thursdays until the summer. Newcomers and former clients all welcome. Reduced rates for exclassmembers who previously attended at Lympne and Hythe. Spring Booster. Thursdays from 7 to 8.30pm.Stretch, tone, relax. Mainatain and increase flexibility, boost health and mood, relieve stress. Suitable for all levels. Palmarsh Hall, Thursdays 7pm to 8.30pm.

Qualified and experienced teacher. Private tuition also available. Ring 01303 269997 for more information or email

Shepway & District University of the Third Age (U3A) The U3A is a self-help organisation for people who are retired or not in full-time work and who are encouraged to share their knowledge, skills, interests and experience. The organisation provides educational, creative, and leisure groups in a friendly environment located throughout the Shepway area of Folkestone, Hythe, and Romney Marshes. We currently have over 35 different groups in a variety of subjects which include Board Games, Books, Cards, Computers, Crafts, Cycling, Dance, Golf, Languages, Local & Family History, Music, Poetry, Walking, and Sunday Lunches. We hold regular coffee mornings in both Folkestone and Hythe as well as other events. For further information please telephone 07729 443 000 or email shepwaymembership@

Zumba, Latin Inspired Dance Fitness Classes on: Wednesdays at 7pm until 8pm, Hythe Bay Primary School, Cinque Ports Avenue, Hythe.Thursdays at 10am, Hythe Cricket Club. Good fun exercise for all ages.

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R E N E WA B L E E N E R G Y We are a small family run business. If you have an oil boiler which needs changing why not fit a ‘Air Source Heat Pump’ instead it will reduce energy cost and CO2 emissions by up-to 50%. You may also be eligable for a £850 grant. You can save more money by fitting a Solar Thermal Evacuated Tubes, which would provide around 60-75 % of your Hot Water needs a year, and you would be given a Grant of £300. With Gas and Oil going up weekly, it would be daft not to consider it! We also can help with any plumbing problems and fit bathroom suites including all the tiling.

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Why Making A Will Is Not Enough Having always stressed how important it is to make a Will, we must also recognise that a Will has many limitations. Many people who have made a Will have had simple mirror Wills done, leaving ‘everything to each other and then to the children’. Having simple Wills drafted fails to provide any flexibility for a change of circumstances in the future and can lead to a significant loss of assets. Your estate could be significantly diminished prior to your death without effective planning and lawyers could become the major beneficiary when you are no longer around. For many of us there may come a time when we are unable to manage our finances, claim benefits or pay bills.

If you want to keep your assets safe for your family, it is important to make sure that you have put as much protection in place as possible while you are still able to do so. This will not happen without you being proactive. It is your decision to make. Do you want what you have now to still be in place on the day of your death or are you happy with the thought that perhaps all that will be left is a tiny portion? Jaci Godman Irvine specializes in Wills, Trusts and Lasting Power of Attorney. She is also the advisor in the South East for Universal Asset Protection Ltd. Tel: 01303 773178. Email:

This may be particularly important if we are in hospital for any length of time, are unable to get out and about, or are becoming confused. Losing the ability to manage our own affairs is not restricted to later life. A bang on the head in an accident, a stroke or other illness could mean that we suddenly lose the ability to make decisions or act for ourselves. Unless you have appointed someone to help you, if you lose the ability to make decisions for yourself a special court called the Court of Protection will appoint someone. If a family member or trusted friend wishes to act in this capacity, they will have to apply to the court and be subject to their scrutiny and decisions. This is a costly & time consuming process. You will have no control over who is appointed to make decisions for you. P34

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Wonderful Windows by Katherine Sorrell “They keep in the warmth and keep out prying eyes, but window treatments are much more than a purely practical addition to a room.” says Katherine Sorrell. are often found on ready-made curtains, though they can be fiddly to draw. Curtains can also be hung from a deep hem which is simply slid over a pole, from large eyelets punched in the top (this looks great hung from a tension wire), from clips (magnetic ones are easy to use) or even just from hooks.

A simple roller blind can make a pretty addition to any room. Boho Chic roller blind, from The Fabric Box (0844 8118280; www. Prices from £66.

Curtains – where to start The cheapest and most subtle option for hanging curtains is undoubtedly a plastic or metal track. Double tracks can be used to hang both nets and thicker curtains neatly, while triple tracks allow you to use flat panels, perhaps of different fabrics, which can be pulled back and forwards in different combinations depending on the effect you want or how much light you wish to allow in. The more decorative alternative is a curtain pole – perhaps in see-through acrylic, slender stainless steel or pale-painted wood – and with pretty finials on the ends. On narrow windows or dormers, portiere (or swing-arm) rods are an alternative to fixed poles, while P36

for a modern effect you could use tension wire, fixed taut within the window opening.

Curtains – fabric and style Whether you prefer minimal panels or swathes of fabric, it is best to take into account the architecture and size of the room, and of the windows, before opting for a particular curtain style. Grander curtains tend to suit larger, period rooms, while simple curtains are often best suited to modern properties. The way in which a curtain hangs is determined by its heading, usually created by a tape which is sewn onto the back of the curtain and pulled to form gentle gathers, smart pleats or a variety of other shapes. For a less formal look, however, there are plenty of alternatives. Tab- and tie-tops

Curtains can be made from practically any fabric, depending on your budget. The heavier the fabric, the better it will hold a fold, though very heavy fabrics will be too bulky for smaller windows. Very light fabrics will tend to look floppy unless supported by a lining. Lining is, in fact, always a good idea, as it will not only help the fabric hang neatly, but also protect it from fading, dirt and condensation. Thermal linings help retain heat, and can be as effective as double glazing, while blackout lining also blocks out light and some noise.

Blinds Once considered something of a poor cousin to curtains, blinds are increasingly fashionable, offering a clean-lined look that is sophisticated and laid-back yet still pleasingly tactile. What’s more, they tend to be far cheaper, as they require much less fabric – just the size of the window opening, plus hems. There are different options to suit different styles of room, many of them easy to make yourself or inexpensive to buy off-the-shelf. A roller blind in a neutral colour will blend into the background in a modern, minimal space, or could be used in conjunction with ‘dress’ curtains (fixed either side of the window) in a more

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formal room. Roman blinds pull up in lovely soft folds that give an attractive drape without going over the top, while fabric roll-up blinds which, literally, roll up from the bottom and tie in position, show off their reverse, thus offering an attractive combination of two fabrics. When choosing fabrics, mid-weight, not-too-textured fabrics tend to be best for blinds, which need to roll or fold easily against themselves.

Shutters They may not be the obvious choice, and they are almost always more expensive than blinds or simple curtains, but shutters are good-looking in an unfussy kind of way and suit both old and new properties. They’re also great for privacy, for blocking out sound and light and adding an extra layer

of security. Depending on the configuration of your window, shutters can be made as a single pair, bi-fold, tri-fold or whatever will fit, either fulllength, half-height (café style), or tier-on-tier, rectangular, tapering or arched in shape, and either set within the reveal or folding back against the wall. The plainest, period-type shutters have a timber frame and a solid centre panel – they can be painted any colour and complement a Georgian or Victorian home extremely well. American shutters have louvres that tilt up and down, offering privacy but also letting in light. Alternatively, for a highly contemporary effect, it’s possible to have shutters made from sleek aluminium or funky acrylic, which comes in a range of gorgeous colours.

The secret of this Ninni Rund pair of ready made curtains from Ikea (0845 358 3363;, £49.99, is that they have both hidden tabs and a gathering tape at the top.

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Keep working out by Andy King What is this country coming to, when in some schools there is less than 2 hours of physical activity per week, I say its damm disgraceful!

Now days we watch and play too many TV

I know I am stating the obvious but school

scouts, sea cadets, army cadets, RAF cadets

is where we learn: to read, write and add, to understand, communicate, interact, social skills, we want out children to become (excuse the pun!) well rounded individuals. Look at

to be couch potatoes and on top of this the high fat “ready in seconds” convenience foods, is a tragedy waiting to happen........ There are plenty of things to interest young people: clubs, karate, boxing, athletics, cubs, I could go on, we need to turn off the TV stop the videos and get out there and be active. Schools need to employ fitness experts

the world around us; it’s full of advertising

rather than having just P.E. teachers, there’s a

for unhealthy fatty food, there is advertising

wealth of knowledge out there so why don’t

showing you how you should look, and what

the education authorities work on this?

we are doing about it! well, what we are not

On a positive note the Health Education

doing is giving our children enough health and fitness education in our schools, if we do not teach about healthy foods/healthy living, fitness, that includes stress management ( yes even for young people!) why do we wonder when fifty per cent of the population is overweight or obese! Is this what we want for our children? Well that the way it’s going folks, I believe it’s

Authority has been working at doing something: in 1997 experts in health and fitness met in England to review the evidence of activity levels of young people, the primary recommendation is that all young people should participate in physical activity of at least moderate intensity for one hour each day.

going to get worse just look at the latest “fat

Parents please really re-think your attitudes

club” programme on TV! I have been to America

towards fitness and healthy living, as this

on several occasions and I can tell you its far

will rub off on our young people… and

worse over there and it’s on our way over here!!

hopefully I may not be sitting here in ten

So what changes can we make, where do we go? Parents have to encourage and participate in physical activity themselves, otherwise we are going to see more and more young people overweight, if us adults are not getting fit and healthy how do we expect our children to? We need to lead by example, there are now lots of gyms and fitness centres that cater for younger people why not take them along to your gym and get them involved in a fitness program specifically for young people. P40

games, all these encourage our young people

years’ time writing about the next generation of overweight and obese adults or will I…

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Useful Numbers Accommodation Seabrook House B&B, Hythe Sunny Bank Guest House, Hythe Wents Cottage B&B, Postling

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Emergency Numbers

Chemists Eakins Boots Paydens 31-33 High St, Hythe Paydens Stade St, Hythe

267876 267220 266141 261647

Chemist Late Night Opening The chemists don’t run a rota now, they are open as follows: Paydens (Stade St) until 6pm Boots until 6.30pm Eakins until 6.30pm Churches Seabrook Church 238509 Our Lady of Good Counsel 266430 Christian Spiritual Church 261170 The Salvation Army 268792 The South Kent Community Church 264600 St Peter & St Paul’s Church 266932 St Leonard’s Church 266217 Holy Cross, Palmarsh, Hythe United Reformed Church 268621 St Michael Methodist-Anglican Church Centre, Rampart Road 266281 (Methodist) 266217 (Anglican)


Doctors Surgeries Oaklands Sun Lane NHS Direct

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Dentists Dymchurch Road East Street High Street Martello Drive Gas Emergency Kent County Council

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Electricity Power Loss 0800 783 8866247 Police Station 01622 690 690 Water Leakline 0800 7311 933 Swan, Wild Bird & Seagull Rescue 242956 Helplines Alcoholics Anonymous 08457 697555 Al-Anon (for families of alcoholics) 0207 4030888 Anti-Social Behaviour Reporting 660747 Childline 0800 1111 Crime Prevention Advice 896336 Dentaline 01634 890300 Electricity Power Loss 0800 783 88 66 Frank (Drugs Helpline) 0800 776600 Health Promotion 01304 828700 Kent Crimestoppers 0800 555111 Mental Health Helpline 0800 1070160 National Domestic Violence 0808 2000 247 Stop Smoking Service 0800 849 4444 The Samaritans 255000 Police - Hythe’s Neighbourhood Officer 01797 321723

PC Stuart Duncan Hospitals Kent & Canterbury Maidstone Hospital William Harvey Hospital NHS Direct Royal Victoria

01227 766877 0845 155 1000 01233 633331 08 45 46 47 01303 850202 (minor injury A&E)

Schools Brockhill Park Performing 01303 265521 Arts College Taxis Folkestone JJTaxis

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Lawns by Pippa Greenwood by soil type, frequency of irrigation or rainfall, frequency of mowing and whether clippings are left on the lawn.

A lawn is an essential part of most gardens, but how can you make sure yours looks good? Feeding a lawn is essential to ensure it looks lush and green. A poorly maintained and inadequately fed lawn is far more likely to be invaded by moss, weeds and is prone to disease. Choose a lawn fertilizer formulated for the specific needs of the grass at this time of year; nitrogen is constantly being removed by mowing so it needs to be replaced. Phosphorus, potassium and iron also help to promote and maintain top quality growth. The precise amount of fertilizer that your lawn requires is determined

If you’re happy using chemicals on a weed problem, it’s easiest to use a product containing both weed killers and a fertilizer. Applying these together ensures rapid grass growth to fill in the gaps left by the dead weeds. If you have time, there is a marginally better effect if you feed the lawn with the spring feed then wait two weeks before applying the weed killer. Small infestations of weeds can be removed effectively by hand. A proprietary moss killer should take care of moss, but follow the instructions carefully to ensure that they have been thoroughly killed before you attempt to rake them out. If living moss is raked out the problem becomes worse. Once you have raked the dead moss out, the overall effect of all the bare patches may make you despair, but if you keep the lawn well fed (and over-seed if necessary) it will soon green up. Regular mowing is essential. A lawn left for too long will soon lose its good appearance and when finally cut, you may wonder if it will ever look right again. If cut frequently, so that only small amounts of grass are

removed at any one time, it should grow dense and green - try to remove up to 30% of the grass growth at a single mowing. When the weather starts to warm up, the frequency of cut will be noticeably greater. However, if the weather is dry and the lawn isn’t well watered, growth rate will be correspondingly slow. If the grass is to be well walked on or used as a playing surface then the cut should be kept to ¾-1 inch. If you want a show lawn that isn’t subjected to pounding feet, then keep the grass to ¼ inch but remember that during summer you will need to use the mower several times a week! What about mowers? The one you choose will probably be determined by cost as well as the job it can do. If you have a level, fairly high-quality lawn then a cylinder mower is best. If the surface of your lawn is the slightest bit uneven, then a rotary mower is a better choice as it will cope much better in ‘adverse’ situations. If you remove a fair amount of grass at each cut then the clippings should be raked up immediately. However, if you produce only tiny clippings then during dry weather you can leave them on the lawn to help conserve soil moisture.

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The Hythe Handbook - Summer 2012  
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Hythe Handbook Summer 2012 Edition; bringing local news, events and information directly to your door since 2005