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Rural Roundup

Photo by Jennifer Van Lens

Issue Number 47

October 2014

The Community Magazine for Kingsdown Ringwould-w-Oxney Ripple Sutton, Ashley, Studdal & Little Mongeham



01304 239 433 The Glass Works St. Georges Rd, Deal, Kent, CT14 6BA


Hello all, It has come to my attention lately that some residents are not receiving their copy of Rural Roundup regularly (including me). If you know anyone in this position please will you tell them that they can pick a copy up from their local Church. Ideally, if you can contact the distributor for your area he or she may be able to help sort out the problem . I have had a couple of pictures sent to me showing Sunflowers over ten feet tall..see below. If you, or you know of anyone, with a specimen close to these, please let me know so that I can allocate the prizes. I have noticed many more sunflowers around this year but mainly they seem to be around four or five feet tall. They certainly do brighten up the villages. Just a reminder for anyone sending in copy for inclusion in Rural Roundup. Please send it in as a simple word document using a font size no larger than 10 point. The editor can then easily design it to fit into the appropriate space available. To be fair to everyone, please keep articles to around 200 words, about a half a page. Doreen Clark Ed.

Rural Roundup Editor:- Doreen Clark, Popinjay Balmoral Road, Kingsdown. CT14 8DB Tel:- 01304 362 333 - Email:- Treasurers:- Mr Martin & Mrs Helen Rodney-Smith 2 Ringwould Cottage, Back Street, Ringwould, Deal, Kent CT14 8HN Tel:- 01304 373 795 - Email:- Rates for advertising - Copy to Editor. (Adverts accepted providing space is available) Whole-page single edition £35.25 - Whole-page Annual (10 issues) £325.00 Half-page single edition £19.00 - Half-page Annual (10 issues) £165.00 Third-page single edition £14.00 - Third-page Annual (10 issues) £115.00 Quarter-page single edition £11.00 - Quarter-Page Annual (10 issues) £85.00 Sixth-page single edition £8.00 - Sixth-page Annual (10 issues) £55.00 Colour 10% extra Payment :- All cheques to be made out to “Rural Roundup” and sent to the treasurer please The Editor reserves the right to edit or omit submissions without referral. Articles may not always reflect the opinion of the Church, Parish or Editor. © Rural Roundup 2010


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Kingsdown News correspondent:- Barbara Brooker 51 Balmoral Road. Kingsdown CT14 8BY Tel:- 01304 369 537 or Email the editor direct to Rural Roundup Distributor - Lesley Dobby Spring Cottage, The Avenue, Kingsdown, CT14 8DX Tel:- 01304 373 331 Afternoon Tea in Kingsdown Raised £800 Villagers came together at Kitty’s in Kingsdown for cream teas and fun at an afternoon tea party organised by Ian Howells, England Council member for Kent. The event raised over £800 in just two hours through cream teas, homemade cakes, cake sweepstakes, a cryptic cake quiz and a raffle with great prizes donated by local businesses and supporters. Ian said “I had a lot of help from some wonderful friends and family. I couldn’t have done it without them. The amount raised really exceeded all expectations, everyone had fun, and it was a great way to bring people together for a great cause”. Look out for next year’s event.

KINGSDOWN PRE-SCHOOL Spaces now being allocated for autumn term - book soon to avoid disappointment

We offer a caring stimulating environment for children aged 2¼ to 5 years During Term Time Monday - Friday 9.15am – 12.15pm Lunch sessions available on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday for further details call (01304) 379 727 or 07968 263 185 Also a

PARENT & TODDLER GROUP Tuesday 1.00pm – 2.30pm

ADVANCE NOTICE Following on from our last year’s successful CHRISTMAS MARKET we are going to do something similar this year on Thursday 4th December! Tamarisk of Deal have agreed to be part of the Market again and we have alr ead y had several people/ businesses expressing an interest in being part of the evening and if there is anyone else who would like to help in any way – by ‘renting’ a table or giving general assistance during the evening then please contact Norman Gilliland (tel: 381 589 or email 5

Marlborough Road, Deal, CT14 9LE Tel:- (01304) 380 492 Fax:- (01304) 381 909



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Ringwould-w-Kingsdown Parish Council Clerk:- Katie Amaouche, Inglewood, Dover Road, Ringwould CT14 8BP Tel:- 01304 729 081 Email: .Prior to the commencement of the September meeting of Ringwould with Kingsdown Parish Council, Councillors held a prize giving event for the winners and runners up for the Front Gardens in Bloom competition. The event was well attended and very enjoyable for all! The occupants from the winning garden in Kingsdown, Mount Pleasant Cottage, have kindly donated their prize money to St John’s Church, Kingsdown. Ringwould with Kingsdown Parish Council wish to thank everyone who took part in the competition and helped brighten up the Parish. Many items were discussed at the September Parish Council meeting. It had been reported that the bins near the Kingsdown toilets have been overflowing and not always emptied regularly. The Parish Council have written to Dover District Council regarding this. Councillors agreed to move forward with the 20mph speed limit within the Parish, there will be further updates next month. The Kent Men of the Trees visited the trees within the Parish and Councillors MacWilliam and Jackaman found the comments and observations they made very informative and interesting. The Parish Council are awaiting a written report on their findings, when this is received it will be available on the Parish Council website. The next meeting of the Parish Council takes place on Monday 13 October 2014 at Kingsdown Village Hall at 7.30pm.The team leader from the local Community First Responder Group will be in attendance to speak about the possibility of putting a defibrillator in Kingsdown. All are welcome to attend. Mrs Katie Amaouche Clerk to the Council

Friendly Neighbour Scheme As winter approaches and the cold weather and darker nights come upon us, we all need to be alert and look out for others in our community. Getting to know people who live nearby helps create a sense of wellbeing and contributes to a happier neighbourhood for everyone. Knowing people in your local area can have a big impact on how secure and happy we feel about where we live. Think of this as a friendly neighbour scheme. In Kingsdown and Ringwould we are looking for local volunteers to be part of a group that helps support the more vulnerable and elderly neighbours within our community. It is appreciated that many elderly and vulnerable people are very proud and don’t like to ask anyone for help. As a group we intend making ourselves known to these individuals to gain their trust. This way, they will know that if they do need anything they can always ask you for help instead of trying to carry on when they are struggling. This support can mean things from just looking out for your neighbour to ensure they are fit and well. Offering help with lifts to doctor’s appointments, hairdressers or church is often appreciated. It doesn’t take much to ask if your elderly neighbours need anything when you’re doing a supermarket run, particularly in inclement weather when they can’t get out and about. If you feel you would like to be part of this group to help your neighbours within Kingsdown and Ringwould or if you feel you would appreciate any assistance the group may be able to offer you please contact me on 07968 070 535 or email at Councillor Mark Thomas


Deal Physiotherapy Clinic Liane Roberts

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Lieut. Cyril S Steele-Perkins 1st Battalion King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment Born 1887 Died 26th August 1914 On the outbreak of war Cyril and his Battalion were based in Dover. Following a short spell on coastal defence in Norfolk his Battalion embarked for France on 23rd August 1914. Having fallen back after the Battle of Mons the 2nd Corps of the British Army made a stand at Le Cateau in France on the 26th August. Cyril’s Battalion arrived in time to take part in the ensuing battle but sadly were caught by surprise by the German Army whilst preparing a defensive position. Out in the open the Battalion was swept by heavy machine gun and artillery fire and suffered very heavy casualties. Cyril was one of those killed in this action. His parents lived at ‘Wooloomooloo’, Kingsdown, and he is commemorated on our war memorial. 12th Deal (Kingsdown) Scouts are still looking for an enthusiastic person who could spare some time to take over the role of Scout Leader. Without a Leader at the moment, the thriving group meets just twice a month in the village, now on a Friday evening. The Scouts are all local children aged 10.5 -14 yrs and a number of parents volunteer to help out each session. They do a wide range of activities and try to get outdoors as much as possible to play sport, go cycling, work towards badges and try other outdoor activities such as whittling, outdoor cooking and camping. The ideal person would be imaginative, fun, enthusiastic and willing to work creatively with young people. If that sounds like you then we’d love to hear from you! Training will be given. If interested, please contact Sara Atkinson on 01304 371 138.

A date for your diary……..

RNLI Christmas Fair 10.00 to 12.30 HIRE ST JOHN’S (KINGSDOWN) VILLAGE HALL

Saturday 15th November

Registered Charity Number 302777

For all social occasions, parties, receptions & meetings. L ARGE M AIN H ALL (for up to100) with well equipped kitchen LOWER H ALL (for up to 24) with tea-making facilities Booking Secretary: Jane Banks Tel:- 01304 373 774

Macmillan Coffee Morning at The Kings Head Kingsdown on Saturday 11th October From 10am to 12 midday Everyone Welcome, Donations of Cakes gratefully accepted. Sue Slade Tel: 07512 717 380 9

Telephone: 01304 369 678 mobile: 07974 763 121

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Kingsdown & Ringwould CEP School Head teacher - Jo Hygate Glen Road, Kingsdown, CT14 8DD Tel: 01304 373 734 Secretary - Email:

By the time you read this we will be in the midst of Term 1, and the summer holiday will be a long distant memory. We finished last year with excellent end of year results. By the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6) 97% of our children gained a level 4 in reading, writing and maths, significantly above National, Kent and Dover levels. These exceptional results are due to the hard work of all our staff, children and parents and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them all. 2014/15 throws us the challenge of a New National Curriculum. Expectations in all areas have risen and all the teaching staff have been working hard over the summer to ensure planning is in place to meet statutory requirements. This year also brings the challenge of universal free meals for infants. Although it is early days our kitchen staff are fully prepared and the uptake looks to be good. Over the summer the school hall has also had a revamp, with new lighting (thank you Mr Siddans) and a coat of paint. This is all part of our maintenance plan to ensure the children continue to learn in an attractive environment. Jo Hygate

A date for your diary……………………….. Kingsdown & Ringwould CEP School Christmas Fayre Friday 12th December 2014 starting 3.30pm (straight after school)

Term 1 Term 2 2015 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6

TERM DATES 2014/2015 Thursday 4th Sept Finish:-Thursday 23rd Oct th Tuesday 4 Nov Finish:- Friday 19th Dec Tuesday 6th Jan Finish:- Friday 13th Feb rd Monday 23 Feb Finish:- Wed 1st April th Monday 20 April Finish:- Fri 22nd May School closed Mon 4th May (Bank Holiday) Start:- Tuesday 2nd June Finish:- Friday 24th July Start:Start:Start:Start:Start:-


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Ringwould News Tel:- 01304 361 030

correspondent:- Jean Winn Email:

ST NICHOLAS 100 CLUB There are still a few numbers left and remember the more people who join the greater the prizes! August Winners were:- Betty Jarvis (£20) Jean Shore (£10) and John Crawford( £5)If you want to join, or phone me on 361 030 Jean Winn St Nicholas Church Sale at Deal Town Hall 3rd October 9.00am We need to raise over £20,000 for repairs to the church tower. We are holding a sale of cakes and produce, good quality books and bric a brac. Please give it your support, donations welcome. Ursula Bailey & Jean Winn Coming soon……….…

Tea and Chat

meets this month on Thursday 2nd October at 2pm in the church social space Homemade cakes and a cuppa not to mention a good chat! £1, why not come along?


The church now has a wifi connection, so we intend in future to offer basic computer lessons and eventually use of a computer to village residents so watch this space. JW

The Annual General Meeting of Ringwould Village Hall is being held at the hall on Tuesday 14tn October 2014 at 7 pm

For that Special Occasion Family parties Christenings Weddings Birthdays

The Trustees invite you to attend.

Seating up to 120,

Come along and hear about all the improvements that are being planned for your village hall. Avril Woolf (Sec)

excellent kitchen facilities, staging and Disabled Access Contact: Bookings Secretary: Mrs M Read 01304 363 528 or visit:






OSTEOPATH 01304 364 879

Eastling Wood Firewood Logs – Available for delivery from April to December All our 8”, 10” and 12” logs are ready for delivery. £90.00 for 1.5 cubic meter load, half load for £55.00

Call Bruce Hill on 07901 515 806 to arrange delivery



Google We are DEFRA grant aided and have a ten year forestry commission management plan.

St Nicholas Players The players next production is a comedy called:

“You're only young Twice” by Ron Aldridge. It’s a familiar story; running around with a gang, late nights, drinking, parties, loud music, out all hours and not getting out of bed until the afternoon. Sue and Richard Love have all these problems and it’s driving them crazy; but it’s not a teenage son, it’s Sue’s dad Brooksie and his gang finding delight in recapturing their youth. Who says you’re only young once! The performances are at Ringwould Village Hall on the 5th to 8th of November, curtain-up at 7.30pm. The Box Office opens 6th October. Tel: 01304 852 560 COFFEE MORNING on Thursday 9th October at 1 Manor Farm Cottage, Ringwould 10.00 till 12 noon Bring & Buy & cards In aid of Ringwould Church. All welcome

Air Ambulance appeals for volunteers A life-saving charity providing a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) in the South East is appealing for more volunteers in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Members of the public can help out in a number of ways including placing and emptying collection boxes, selling merchandise at fundraising events and representing the charity at cheque presentations. They can also help raise awareness of the service as public speakers by giving talks to local groups, clubs, schools, societies and other organisations. Other roles at Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance include store and street collectors, drivers and couriers, and office administration. Head of Volunteer Resource Amy Hamer said: “As a charity, we cover a region in excess of 3,500 square miles with a population of 4.5million people. “ Volunteers are the lifeblood of the organisation and absolutely vital to our operation in terms of raising funds and awareness. “They can give as little or as much of their time as they like, and all new recruits will receive an induction and training in each of their chosen roles.” Volunteering is an opportunity for people to “give something back” to the community, meet new people and gain work experience. The air ambulance’s volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and age groups and include former patients, bankers, teachers, pilots and a magician. Paul Skelley, a former business intelligence manager, said: “I’ve been a volunteer for just over four years and because of my background in training it was an ideal opportunity to use these skills with the air ambulance. “It’s an exciting role and a superb opportunity to do something worthwhile for a very worthwhile organisation.” To find out more about becoming a volunteer go to, call Amy Hamer on 01622 833 806 or email


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Benefice Contacts The Reverend Cathy Sigrist BA Hons The Rectory, Upper Street , Kingsdown CT14 8BJ 01304 373 951 Email: Reader


Mr Norman Gilliland 9 Addelam Close, Deal CT14 9LT Email:

01304 381 589

Mr John Gray

01304 379 941


St John the Evangelist Church, Kingsdown Churchwardens Mr Brian Maynard and Mr Peter Dodkins 01304 381 075 Mr Bob Wiseman Email: 01304 371 619 Parochial Church Council (Secretary) Mrs Sarah Spanner

01304 364 222

Parochial Church Council (Treasurer) Mrs Jean Winn Email:

01034 361 030

St Nicholas Church, Ringwould Churchwardens Miss Ursula Bailey Mr Patrick MacWilliam Parochial Church Council (Secretary) Mrs Lyn Dourthe Parochial Church Council (Treasurer) Mrs Jean Winn Email:

01304 360 149 01304 373 888 01304 360 097 01034 361 030

St Mary the Virgin Church, Ripple Churchwarden Dr Laurence Davey Parochial Church Council (Secretary) Mrs Rosemary Davey Parochial Church Council (Treasurer) Dr Laurence Davey Email:

01304 374 512 01304 374 512 01304 374 512

St Peter & St Paul Church Sutton-by-Dover Churchwardens Mr J Boardman Mrs Maggie Crawley E-mail: Parochial Church Council (Secretary) Mr P Mold Parochial Church Council (Treasurer) Mr A Ford

01304 389 402 01304 372 856 01304 371 738 01304 364 989


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Church Services October 2014 Date 5th October

Kingsdown 9.30am Holy Communion

12th October

12th October

9.30am Holy Communion 6.30pm Prayer & Praise Service 9.30am Funday Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion Sutton Sunday @6 Studdal Hall 11.00am (BCP)Matins

19th October

11.00am Holy Communion

19th October 26th October Date 5th October

Ringwould 9.30am Holy Communion 9.30am (BCP) Matins

9.30am Holy Communion 9.30am Morning Praise Ripple 11am Harvest Festival 8 am (BCP) Holy Communion 6.00pm (BCP) Evensong

26th October

4pm 8am (BCP) Messy Church Holy Communion Studdal Hall For weekday services please check weekly news sheets or the website ’diary’ page. There are usually Monday – Sutton Parish Prayers @9.00am in Studdal Hall; Wednesday 10am, Kingsdown, Holy Communion (BCP) Services using the Book of Common Prayer are marked (BCP)

CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST Kingsdown FLOWER ROTA for October 2014 Friday 19th Sept 3rd Oct 17th Oct 31st Oct -

Thursday 2nd Oct 16th Oct 30th Oct 13th Nov

Margaret & Ian Perriam Ro Mulhern & Pam Sparkes Margaret Gilling & Sue Martin Liz Deschamps & Helen Evemy

Any queries please ring Lesley Dobby (373 331), Georgina Maude (389 253) or Barbara Ridout (361 019) 19

Ringwould Alpines Plant Centre Dover Road, Ringwould Tel: 01304 360 034

 Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable staff

Also Garden Design

 Wide range of hardy plants

 Landscaping

 Shrubs & Trees

 Ponds

 Alpines & Heathers

 Patios & Drives

 Herbs & Fruit

 Maintenance

 Seasonal Bedding

 Planting etc

Available for Hire

SUTTON PARISH COMMUNITY CENTRE, Downs Rd., East Studdal Good-Sized Hall with Stage, Kitchen, Committee Room Good Off-Road Parking

All Occasions Catered For

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Dear Friends Sunbeds! I have just returned from a holiday and during some of that time, I was just sitting and “people watching”. During this time, I couldn’t help but watch some people and their jealously guarded routines regarding “their” sunbeds around the hotel pool. There were those who literally queued up (before breakfast) to put their towels, books, sun tan lotion etc. on the sun bed to reserve it for the whole day – and there were many different nationalities doing this. Then, they would make sure that an umbrella was safely wedged next to their sunbed (in the closed position – as the sun wasn’t too hot and they didn’t actually need it then), and then they would collect a chair and table to complete the collection. The strange thing was that they wouldn’t use any of this equipment and sun bathe directly after breakfast. Many would go onto the beach (which was next to the hotel) whilst others would go sightseeing for the day and then return much later in the afternoon before taking up position on “their” sunbed – and woe betide the person who had had the audacity to take a chair from their collection and actually use it to sit on! So what is it that makes us humans want to gather possessions around us – even if we are not going to use them and prevent someone else from having the pleasure of using them? The more possessions that we have, the more we seem to want, and yet these possessions bring worries of their own. What if they are stolen or lost? What if someone moves my towel from the sunbed? And the same often applies to money as well. What if the stock market goes down? Although you don’t actually need or want to spend the money – it just isn’t sitting in your bank account or gathering interest on your stock port-folio. But why fret if you don’t actually need it when there are real issues to be confronted today? Matthew 6 tells us: “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?” I’m not suggesting that we shouldn’t plan for the future, but I would encourage you to live for today and not worry about what might never be. Matthew 6: 34 says: “do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today”.


Yours in Christ

Copy closing date Wednesday 15th October for the November Issue Please make a note of this date as it will be strictly adhered to. Therefore any copy received after this date will not be included.

Please email copy to 21

Local to Kingsdown  All domestic plumbing work  Central heating installations  Boiler Servicing  Landlord Gas Safety Certificates  Emergency Call outs

For a Free quote: Contact: Fred Roberts Tel: 01304 369 264 07812 664 068

For the control of moles, rabbits and foxes in your grounds or garden

Professional Service Discreet unmarked Vehicles

Reasonable Rates For a free consultation please call Mr S Chidley on 07814 425 480

St Martin’s Emmaus On the (A20) in Dover Tel : 01304 204 550

New Shop Opening at 47 Northgate, Canterbury (near Sainsbury’s) Recycle your unwanted household goods Visit our shops and buy restored, painted & retro furniture

Dover Shop Open Mon - Fri 9am-5pm Sat 9am - 4pm 22

Collections Mon - Fri Only

From the Benefice Registers

Funeral: Kingsdown Royston Hubert George Knowles – 11th September 2014 Baptism: Kingsdown Florence Maisie Rae Dunkley – 14th September 2014 Baptism: Sutton-by-Dover Alfie Francis Clay - 14th September 2014

St John’s Heritage Association, Kingsdown SECRETARY & ADDITIONAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED Apart from the need for a new Secretary (the previous one has moved away), the Association would like to increase its current committee by two - three people. The Committee meets in the evening for about 1.5 hours every two - three months. For committee members, we are looking for people who can help with fund-raising, with new ideas and more practical assistance. While for the Secretary, we are looking for someone who can attend meetings, take the Minutes, and then circulate them to committee members. It’s not a very onerous position and, unfortunately, there is no remuneration other than personal satisfaction in knowing that you’re doing something for Kingsdown and will be helping to preserve the future of YOUR local church for many years to come. If you are interested, or would like to know a little more information then please contact Norman Gilliland (tel: 381 589 or to

Funday Sunday! Sunday 19th October at 9.30am in St John’s Church Why did Daniel have a scary sleepover?

Come and find out more at this fun, informal service. Make lion masks, eat lion bars etc For more details contact John Gray

Prayer and Praise Service On Sunday 12th October at 6.30pm In St John’s Church A service of worship songs, prayer and reflection. For more details contact John Gray on 01304 379 941 or 23


Small group classes and individual practices For details please contact Nicky Hook 01304 367584


TEL:- 0797 1669 918 Email:- MARK MCGEEHAN BSC HONS

ROGER CROWTHER Local qualified handyman, fully experienced in carpentry, painting & decorating, tiling, garden structures, miscelectrical & plumbing works, general building repairs. For free estimates call:- 01304 822 649 or 07543 852 682 References available

BEEKEEPING Would you like to keep bees? See our schedule of courses, talks and demonstrations for the coming year at For people of all ages interested in keeping bees. Contact Patrick for more information. This time next year you could be eating your own honey Interested? Contact:- or Telephone:- 01227 833 807 24

Ripple News Correspondent:- Laurence Davey Fairmead, Church Lane, Ripple CT14 8JL Tel:- 01304 374 512 Email:

Tea and Chat in Ripple

Loose Fibres Meetings Ripple Village Hall 9.30am - 12.30pm

Tea and Chat met for tea, sandwiches, cake and chat in the Village Hall on September 8th at 2.00pm. A Quiz was again agonised and argued over, hopefully to the benefit of everybody! The next meeting on October 6th will include some Harvest readings and hymns.

October 8th & 22nd November 5th & 19th December 3rd 17th & 31st Contact:- Rita Rhodes 01304 365 778

Bingo Club The Bingo Club will meet in Ripple Village Hall on Tuesdays October 14th and 28th

The Church of St. Mary the Virgin The Harvest Festival service will take place at Ripple on Sunday, October 5th at 11am. The Harvest Supper will be in Ripple Village Hall at 7.00pm on Saturday, October 4th. Ripple Parish Council Clerk:- Mrs Kath Hastilow, 33, Charles Road, Deal, CT14 9AT Telephone:- 01304 372 235 Email:-

The next meeting of Ripple Parish Council will take place on October 8th . VINTAGE & CLASSIC CAR MEETING THE PLOUGH, RIPPLE (PLEASE NOTE VENUE) HELD ON THE LAST SUNDAY EVERY MONTH FROM 11.30AM


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Chance to try stress-busting Alexander Technique To mark this year’s International Alexander Awareness week (IAAW) in October, Alexander Technique Teacher, Madelene Webb, is offering discounted introductory one to one Alexander lessons to people in East Kent. In keeping with this year’s IAAW theme, (stress), those who take advantage of this offer will learn effective ways to de-stress and improve well-being using this proven method. We all experience stress at times in our lives and 15 million days a year are lost through stress, anxiety and depression, according to the Office for National Statistics. Alexander Technique lessons not only help to manage stress, they can also improve back pain and general health by releasing tension and restoring balance. The Alexander Technique teaches the skilful ‘use of the self’ in activity. It’s useful in helping us to choose our reactions to stressful situations and the results can be life-changing. With lessons we gradually learn to strip away negative habits which cause tension and interfere with health. Madelene, a member of The Society of Teachers of The Alexander Technique, teaches one to one Alexander Technique lessons at The Astor Theatre in Deal and at The Orchard Street Osteopathic Practice in Canterbury. She will also be running an Introductory Group class at The Astor Theatre on Sunday 12th October from 10am until noon. For more information or to book 50% discounted private lessons or the group introductory class contact Madelene Webb on 07939 347 099 or email For more information on The Alexander Technique

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Fracking Debate Hadlow College is hosting a debate regarding the highly controversial subject – ‘Fracking’.

Shale gas, extracted by hydraulic fracturing – ‘Fracking’ – may have the potential to secure the UK’s energy requirements for a very long time.

Extracting shale gas in this way is controversial, most especially in relation to potential environmental consequences.

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The debate will be held on the 26th November 2014 and admission is free.

Location – Hadlow College Animal Management Unit Lecture Theatre, Ashes Lane, Hadlow, TN11 0AU.

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6.00pm – Networking and buffet supper (contributions welcome). 7.00pm – Debate. There will be a vote before and after the debate.

Three ‘for’ and three ‘against’ speakers will argue the motion. If you would like the opportunity to speak either ‘for’ or ‘against’ the motion please contact Pat Crawford: 01732 852 243 or email

There will be an opportunity for views and opinions to be expressed by members of the audience.

Everyone welcome but pre-registration is essential – to register call 01732 852 243 or email – Deadline for registration is 22nd November 2014.

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Sutton-by-Dover Parish Council Clerk: Veronica Harrop (Ronnie) Homestead Farm, Homestead Lane, East Studdal, Dover CT15 5BU 01304 375 142 Email: Picnic in Studdal Playing Field A big thank you to all those who joined in the ‘Picnic’ in Studdal Playing Field. Children and adults, approx. 50 enjoyed a picnic and plenty of chat on 3 rd August, a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon. The bouncy castle proved a hit with the children as did the rounders game which really got the participants running! The afternoon finished with several bouts of ‘tug of war’ where nearly everyone landed on the ground laughing. So a good time was had by all! We look forward to seeing all next year! Ronnie. Sutton-by-Dover Parish Council.

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Some comments arising from Sutton-by-Dover Parish Council Meeting. Angela Calthorpe was welcomed to her first meeting as a Councillor and the Council was also welcomed back after the summer holidays. Colin Stokes was thanked for keeping the Playing Field and other grassed areas in the Parish cut as they look very green and tidy. PCSO Tony Edwards attended the meeting and gave a report for Sutton Parish. He said that there had been very little crime in the area apart from four burglaries and thefts, three vehicle crimes and two criminal damage reports during August. PCSO Edwards said that if anyone noted any suspicious acts in progress to dial the Police on 101. There was conversation on traffic calming in the Parish as there have been complaints that traffic has been speeding on Strakers Hill and Downs Road. PCSO Edwards is to consult his colleagues as to what steps can be made to alleviate the problem. The ‘Stage Coach’ bus company is to be approached to ask if a bus can be run from Sandwich Technical School into Studdal twice a day to enable children to be transported out and back to the village on school days. A minimum of ten children are needed for a bus run. Please contact Ronnie at the above address if you are interested in this service. KCC Highways are to be contacted to impress that the work on the ‘flooding issue’ in Studdal has not been finished and also Sutton Pond area needs to be cleared.

The next Parish Council meeting will be on Tuesday 7 th October at 7.30 pm in Studdal Church Hall. Please come and join us for an informative evening on your Parish. Veronica Harrop - Parish Clerk

Let’s be Sociable We are a very friendly group that meet from 10.30 ‘til 11.45am on the third Tuesday of every month, usually in the Church Hall, Downs Rd, Studdal. There is always a Bring and Buy stall, with home-made jams and local grown vegetables etc. and a Raffle. So come for a chat and a hot drink. Everyone is welcome and all the proceeds go to charities. 31

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SECRETARY: - Kathy Erridge Tel: 01304 373 402 Email:- Meetings are held at 2.00pm on the second Monday of each month (except Aug) at Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street or Ringwould Village Hall, Dover Road The speaker for our September meeting was Kate Balding from the charity Porchlight. She explained that this is a local charity which is 40 years old. It caters for those with housing issues in our area, mainly for people who are sleeping rough. Porchlight provide accommodation where they can stay (not just overnight) and help them to move forward by assisting them with contacts for education, training and ultimately jobs. Our next W.I meeting is on Monday 13th October at 2.00 pm at Ringwould Village Hall and is our Annual Meeting where we elect our committee for the coming year. We hope as many members as possible will attend and as an enticement we will be providing tea and cakes!! Lisa Souter Happy Birthday to all with Birthdays in October 3rd Eileen Maultby, 11th Audrey Davies, 17th Linda Dalton, 21st Elizabeth Evans. The sun is shining, there is not one cloud in the sky and the forecast is good for the next week, so I am hoping that we are getting an Indian Summer! I love this time of the year as there is usually a second flush of flowers and vegetables. My runner beans are loving this slightly cooler weather and so are the heritage courgettes called Tromboncino d'Albenga I grew for the first time this year. The cosmos is still producing masses of flowers as well as seed heads which I scatter everywhere in the garden. I am making the most of this riot of colour and productivity as by the time you read this we will be seriously thinking of putting our gardens to bed for the winter. Sorry! Now a big thank you to everyone involved from committee members, exhibitors, helpers, visitors and anyone else I have not mentioned, for making the Village Show 2014 such a success. It was amazing – nearly 350 exhibits (we were running out of tables) from 51 exhibitors. Well done all of you. Let's do the same next year. The speaker at the September meeting will be Mr. Hilary Newman RHS who is going to demonstrate and inform us on The ABC of Pruning. We meet in the School Hall from 7.15pm for 7.45pm, so please come and join us. You are more than welcome. The AGM takes place on Monday 27th October and we are looking for more volunteers for the committee as there are only 6 of us at present and a few more hands would make a big difference. Off to do some dead heading. Enjoy the sunshine . Sue Martin 33

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Calendar of Events October 2014 October Wed 1st Thur 2nd Fri 3rd Fri 3rd Sat 4th Sun 5th Mon 6th Mon 6th Mon 6th Tues 7th Wed 8th Wed 8th Thur 9th Sat 11th Sat 11th Sun 12th Mon 13th Mon 13th Tues 14th Tues 14th Wed 15th Sun 19st Mon 20th Tues 21st Wed 22nd Tues 21st Thur 23rd Sun 26th Mon 27th Tues 28th

Kingsdown Lunch Club, details from The Post Office Tea & Chat, Ringwould Church, 2.00pm Quiz Night, Community Hall, East Studdal, 7.00 for 7.30pm St Nicholas Church Sale, Deal Town Hall from 9.00am Harvest Supper, Ripple Village Hall, 7.00pm Harvest Festival, St Mary the Virgin Church, Ripple, 11.00am Drop in…..Studdal Church Hall 9.30am - 11.00am Tea & Chat, Ripple Village Hall, 2.00pm Box Office opens for St Nicholas Players Sutton-by-Dover Parish Council Meeting, Studdal Church, 7.30pm Loose Fibres Craft Club, Ripple Village Hall, 9.30am - 12.30pm Ripple Parish Council Meeting Coffee Morning & Bring & Buy, 1 Manor Mews R’would. 10.00am Macmillan Coffee Morning, Kings Head, 10.-00am - 12noon Kingsdown-w-Ringwould WI Sale at Deal Undercroft , 9.00am Prayer & Praise, St John’s Church, Kingsdown, 6.30pm R’would-w-K’down Parish Council Meeting, Kingsdown VH. 7.30pm WI Meeting, Ringwould Village Hall, 2.00pm Ringwould Village Hall, AGM 7.30pm Bingo Club - Ripple Village Hall, 7.00pm Closing date for November issue of Rural Roundup Funday Sunday, Kingsdown Church, 9.30am Drop in…..Studdal Church Hall 9.30am - 11.00am Let’s be Sociable, Studdal Church Hall 10.30am - 11.45am Loose Fibres Craft Club, Ripple Village Hall, 9.30am - 12.30pm Barbara Branton’s Coffee Morning, Ashley, 10.30am Schools Finish Vintage & Classic Car Meeting, The Plough, Ripple 11.30am Kingsdown Garden Society AGM Kingsdown School, 7.45pm Bingo Club - Ripple Village Hall, 7.00pm DIGNIFIED FUNERALS from £995.00 PLUS DISBURSEMENTS

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Clubs & Organisations e. Deal & Dist branch of Save the Children Chairman:- Sarah Spong 01304 363 942 Treasurer:- Gill Hughes 01304 364 188 12th Deal Scout Group Scout Leader:- Chairman Van de Merwe 01304 382 274 Kingsdown Angling Club Chairman:- Mr Richard Appleford 01304 368 804 Secretary:- Danny Bacon Mobile: 07815 134 658 1st Kingsdown Brownies & Guides Brown Owl & Unit Leader:- Miss S Griffiths 01034 367 124 Kingsdown Conservation Group Contact:Chairman Mr Philip Evemy 01304 366 628 Kingsdown Garden Society Chairman:- Mrs Sue Martin 01304 363 917 Secretary:- Mr T Ridley-Ellis 01304 381 084 Kingsdown Parent & Toddler Group Contact:Mrs Amy Bridges Mobile: 07841 702 249 Kingsdown Pre School Chairman:- Mrs Raeanne Nightingale 01304 360 330 Secretary:- Mrs Rossie Charnley 01304 361 387 Kingsdown & Ringwould Women's Institute President:- Mrs Elizabeth Bembridge 01304 374 630 Secretary:- Mrs Kathy Erridge 01304 373 402 Kingsdown Table Tennis Club Mike Thompson Mobile: 07719 041 240 01304 380 275

Kingsdown Village Hall Chairman:- Mrs Mary Fish Secretary:- Mrs Jane Banks Loose Fibres Craft Group Contact:Rita Rhodes MS Society Thanet & Deal Helpline Ringwould History Society Chairman:- Mrs Jennifer Van Lens Secretary:- Mrs Mary Read Ripple Bingo Club Mrs Daphne Lee Ripple Tea & Chat Mrs Rosemary Davey Ripple Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator:- Mr Roger Chatfield St John’s Herritage Association Contact:Norman Gilliland St Nicholas Players Chairman:- Mr B Munro Secretary:- Miss Janet Alcock


01304 361 862 01304 373 774 01304 365 778 Mobile: 07968 123 059 01304 371 289 01304 363 528 01304 365 573 01304 374 512 01304 363 912 01304 381 589 01304 372 065 01304 367 453

Parish Contacts Hall Bookings Kingsdown & Ringwould School Kingsdown Village Hall Ringwould Village Hall Ripple Village Hall Studdal Church Hall Sutton Community Centre

Maggi Bowden (Sec) 01304 373 734 Jane Banks 01304 373 774 Email: Mrs Mary Read 01304 363 528 Mrs P Scott-Bradford mob: 07967 307 440 Mrs Claire McLaren 01304 371 274 Booking Clerk 01304 363 361

Ringwould-w-Kingsdown Parish Council Chairman: Patrick MacWilliam

01304 373 888 Email: Clerk: Mrs Katie Amaouche 01304 729 081 Email:- (Please visit our website:

Kingsdown & Ringwould Community Warden & PCSO Community Warden, Malcolm Wells PCSO, Gary Painter

Mobile: 07969 584 181 (new non-emergency number) 101

Ripple Parish Council Chairman: Mrs Daphne Lee Eastchurch, Sutton Rd., Ripple CT14 8JA Clerk: Mrs Kath Hastilow Email:-

01304 365 573 01304 372 235

Sutton-by-Dover Parish Council Chairman: Barbara Merriman

01304 389 420 Email: 01304 375 142 Email:

Clerk: Veronica Harrop (Ronnie)

INDEX Editor/Advertising Rates Kingsdown Kingsdown cont… R’would-w-K’down PC School/Pre School Ringwould The Warden’s Column Benefice Contacts And Church Services Parish Register, Flowers Letter from Cathy U3A Ripple

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Ripple PC Sutton, Ashley, Studdal and Little Mongeham Sutton cont…… K & R WI Kingsdown Garden Soc Calendar of Events Deal Scouts Clubs & Organisations Parish Contacts Index Conservation Society

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Friday 14 November 2014 is the date for the KCG Members’ Smugglers Supper. It is our annual members’ get together, which will be held from 7.30pm in Kingsdown & Ringwould Primary School. A complimentary drink on arrival and wine/ soft drink will be provided on each of the tables. Please bring your own food, nautical themed dress optional, and either make up a table of eight or come and join a table. Greg Holyoake and Neil Wright will be entertaining us with The Wicked Trade, a saga of smuggling stories and songs. The booking form will be included in the October Bulletin @ £5 for members, £8 for guests. Please return the form and payment to the KCG box in the Post Office. KCG members will be invited once again to help with the annual bulb planting. The date for this will also be in the October Bulletin. Most households in the village will receive The Community Survey at the beginning of October, and you will have an opportunity to respond and have your say on all aspects of village life. Don’t miss this chance to say what you would like to happen! Following some amendments to the new KCG website it is anticipated that it will now be launched in the New Year. Our membership continues to grow and if you are reading this and are not already a member and would like to join, please contact Julian Dalrymple on For other enquiries contact Rosie Bolton 01304 365 963 or


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