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This picture illustrates the effect of the recent heavy rainfall on the golf course at Deal. Although the course is on private land the photograph shows the Club House with the waterlogged first green in the foreground. Submitted by MartinRipple Rodney-Smith Classic Car Meeting submitted by Mr Hook

Issue Number 43

May 2014

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

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 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

From the Benefice Registers Funerals Kingsdown Walter Marriott – 9th April Jacqueline (“Jaky”) Elizabeth Dalrymple – 11th April Ringwould Raymond John Beck – 16th April CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST Kingsdown FLOWER ROTA for May 2014

Friday 2nd May - Thurs 15th May Friday 16th May - Thurs 29th May Friday 30th May - Thurs 12th June

Barbara Ridout & Caroline Knowles Brian Maynard & Pam Sparkes Tan Harrington & Georgina Maude

Any queries please ring Lesley Dobby (373 331), Georgina Maude (389 253) or Barbara Ridout (361 019) Hi Everyone, I hope you all agree that adding the extra colour to our magazine has made a tremendous difference. The people I have spoken to have been positive about it. I have had to change some of the pages around slightly to take advantage of this extra facility. It looks as though you will all be rummaging in the archives for pictures and memories from over the past 100 years. I am sure there will be a huge response; it should prove very interesting to see what turns up! It will also be interesting to see the response to the Ringwould-wKingsdown “Front Gardens in Bloom”. Don’t forget to include a few Sunflowers in your displays as I will still continue to give a small prize for the tallest one grown. I would like to thank all the Parish Councils for their most generous donations towards the production of Rural Roundup and also all the individuals who have contributed. Without all you all we would not be able to deliver the magazine to everyone FREE. See you all soon, all the best. Doreen Clark Ed. DIGNIFIED FUNERALS from £995.00 PLUS DISBURSEMENTS

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There are still a few numbers left and remember the more people who join the greater the prizes! April Winners were John Pierce (£20) Brian Thompson (£10) and ( £5) Lyn Dourthe. If you want to join, email or phone on 361 030 Jean Winn Tea and Chat meets this month on Thursday 1st May at 2pm in the church social space Homemade cakes and a cuppa not to mention a good chat! £1, why not come along?

OUR VILLAGES NEED YOU! Have you any WW1 photos, stories or memorabilia? it need not be local. Items for the exhibition to take place at Ringwould Hall in August on the 100 th anniversary of the start of WW1, anything of interest which we can borrow. So look in your cupboards and give me a call on 01304 361 030

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6 9.30am Prayer and Praise

9.30am Holy Communion

8.00am (BCP) Holy Communion 11.00am Funday Sunday

11.00am Holy Communion

9.30am (BCP) Matins

9.30am Holy Communion

8.00am (BCP) Holy Communion 11.00am Holy Communion

11.00am Holy Communion



4.00pm Messy Church At Studdal Hall

11.00am Holy Communion

11.00am (BCP) Matins

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8.00am (BCP) Holy Communion

6.00pm (BCP) Evensong

8.00am (BCP) Holy Communion

11.00am Morning Prayer

Services using the Book of Common Prayer are marked (BCP)

Wednesday 10.00am, Kingsdown ,Holy Communion (BCP)

Click on Church diary page. There are usually Monday – Sutton Parish Prayers @ 9.30am in Studdal Hall;

For weekday services please check weekly news sheets or the website

25th May

18th May

11th May

4th May


Church Services May 2014

Dear Friends As I write this letter, we have just completed our Palm Sunday procession, with donkeys, to remember that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, knowing full well that this journey would soon lead to his death. Many of Jesus’ followers were expecting a Saviour, but someone who would arrive on a war horse, leading armies prepared for combat. But instead we have a Saviour who came to give His own life, that we might have life, and life to the full. On Maundy Thursday we remembered the time that Jesus met with his disciples in an “Upper Room” for their last meal together, before Jesus is betrayed by Judas, one of His disciples. This Last Supper, when Jesus washed his disciples’ feet, truly demonstrating that he was a servant King who came to serve and not to be served, forms the basis of our Holy Communion or Eucharist service. And on Good Friday we were reminded that Jesus was crucified and died on a cross for each and every one of us, and then three days later, on Easter Sunday, we celebrated His resurrection. On this day we also begin a celebration of Eastertide - the period of 50 days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday. The 50 days of Eastertide form a single festival, during which time the Church celebrates and gives thanks for the risen Christ. As Fulbert of Charters said: “Triumphant in his glory now, His sceptre ruleth all, Earth, heaven and hell before him bow, And at his footstool fall.” In fact, early Christians gave the name Pentecost to this whole fifty-day span of rejoicing. From the late fourth century, on the fortieth day of Eastertide, there has also been a celebration of Christ’s ascension – when He ascended to Heaven to be with His Father. Christ commissions his disciples to continue his work here on this earth and He promises to send the gift of the Holy Spirit to be with them to help and support them, when He is no longer among the disciples in the flesh. The “Great Commission” – Matthew 28: 16 – 20 is often used at a service of baptism because it is where Jesus sends out his disciples telling them that “I have been given all authority in heaven and earth. Therefore go and make disciples in all the nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and then teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you; and be sure of this – that I am with you always, even to the end of the world.” The arrival of the promised gift of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost completes and crowns the Easter Festival. Ascension and Pentecost are closely linked. The risen Lord is no longer present to the Church in the body of his flesh; the Church is now to be the new body of Christ, filled with his life through the gift of the Spirit. In other words, we are the church and we are the new body of Christ and Christ calls each and every one of us, just like his original disciples, to go and spread the good news of our risen Christ. And what Good News it is! Alleluia! Christ is risen, He is risen indeed. Alleluia! I wish everyone a very blessed Eastertide. Yours in Christ, Cathy

Copy closing dates for Rural Roundup 2014 Monday 19th May for the June 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.

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Ringwould-w-Kingsdown Parish Council Clerk:- Katie Amaouche, Inglewood, Dover Road, Ringwould CT14 8BP Tel:- 01304 729 081 Email:

Front Gardens in Bloom for Kingsdown & Ringwould A prize of a ÂŁ100 will be awarded for the most attractive garden/frontage in each Village Along with prizes for 2nd & 3rd and certificates for Runners-up During the week beginning Saturday 12th July 2014, Members of Ringwould-w-Kingsdown Parish Council will tour the two villages to select the most attractive garden/frontage in each village of Kingsdown & Ringwould. Those without a front garden may display containers, hanging baskets etc. or you can even pretty-up an adjacent front verge. To register your intention to take part please telephone: Katie on 01304 729 081 or


British Telecom now have the High Speed Internet down to Hardicote Guest House Area. It should be available to residents in that area around September 2014. Anyone interested is advised to contact British Telecom for full details.

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Councillor Ron Broadley: 01304 371 568 email Councillor David Bucknell: 07803 612 059 email Councillor Doreen Clark: 01304 362 333 email Councillor Nick Jackaman: 01304 375 072 email Councillor Patrick MacWilliam (chair): 01304 373 888 email Councillor James Murray: 01304 360 976 email Councillor Antony Shepherd: 01304 372 906 email Councillor The Rev.Cathy Sigrist: 01304 373 951 email Councillor Mark Thomas: 07968 070 535 email Please visit our website: The Clerk to the Parish Council is:Mrs Katie Amaouche: 01304 729 081,


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Operatic Concert Kingsdown PCC are holding an Operatic Concert in St John’s Church on Saturday 10th May commencing at 7.00pm. Doors will open from 6.30pm. The Concert is aptly titled All in the Springtime Evening. There will be four performers, three singers and one pianist, featuring Eleanor Gracie, mezzo-soprano, Stuart Anderson, tenor, Pam Turnlund the accompanist and, making a special guest appearance, Sabrina Curwen, soprano. The extensive programme includes music by Bach, Mozart, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe and many others. Refreshments will be available during the interval. Admission will be by ticket only at £7.50 each and may be purchased in advance from Kingsdown Post Office, or by pre-ordering on and collection and payment on the night. All proceeds are in aid of St John’s Fabric Fund to help with the current cost of repairing the windows, improving the lighting inside and out, and improving the disabled access. Please support us in this bold venture. Three of the performers are professionals and we are sure they will provide us with a memorable evening. We look forward to seeing you there. David L Dobby

Kingsdown PCC 100 Club The 100 Club over the last six months has continued to produce a regular income for the Church’s Fabric Fund; the total donated since inception is now in excess of £1,320. Currently we have 74 members and the monthly first prize has risen to £18, with £12 for second and £7 for third. The odds are very good and many win regularly, much to the chagrin of those who are not so lucky. There are still 26 numbers available and you are not restricted to one number. Each number costs £12 per annum, i.e. just £1 per month. Please support our good cause. In the six months since last September, we have had 15 winners, namely: John Gray (2) Tony Lovell James Tysoe (2) Norman Gilliland Roma Blissenden James Brabazon Jennie Bird Laura Kingsland Roy Knowles Robin Mulhern (2) Pat Clarke Sylvia Main Philip Evemy Jacky Proctor Jim Bird If you are interested in joining please contact the Club Administrator, David Dobby, on 01304 373 331 or 11

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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

on Sunday 18th May at 11pm in St John’s Church, Kingsdown.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK... helping to bring some relief to our world’s most deprived, this year runs from 11th May to 18th May, and our small band of collectors will again be hoping for the usual generous response from Kingsdown residents. Last year you helped to raise the excellent total of almost £800 – it would be marvellous to do even better this year! Thanking you in advance, on behalf of all the collectors, Alan Smith.

This informal service will include activities, crafts, games, singing, refreshments and much more! Come and join the fun!

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KINGSDOWN ROCKS - Forthcoming events for 2014 Saturday 14th June Afternoon Tea at Kingsdown Village Hall th Saturday 12 July Music Quiz at Kingsdown School Saturday 2nd August Music Festival at Kingsdown School Field

The 3rd Kingsdown ‘CAKE OFF’ Saturday

17th May

2014 starts at 2pm in Kingsdown Village Hall

Bakers’ entry £3 all proceeds towards local causes. CATEGORIES: Men, Women & Children (under 12s) bake at home and bring your entry along PRIZES: winners trophy in each category and many others JUDGING: bakers also judge (in the spirit of ‘Come Dine with Me)

GARAGE SAFARI Sunday 11th May 2014 - from 9am Maps on sale on the day from: Hardicot House (Kingsdown Road)  The Village Hall or Dell’s Newsagent (Upper Street)  Lyndhurst Bungalow (Victoria Road) All profits go to local causes

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Letter from Cornwall. Community Service. There is always something of interest in Rural Roundup to catch the eye of an outcomer like myself. In the March 2014 issue one such item was the matter of local bus services mentioned in the report of the February Ringwould-wKingsdown Parish Council Meeting. I fondly recall those bus journeys between Kingsdown and Deal via the potholed `back’ road past the former police house near the end of Osborne Road and on into Walmer after climbing aboard the bus near the gates of the village academy (how up-to-date is that!). I recall too the bus rides back to Deal from Sandwich after a breezy hike to that place along the shore roads and across sundry golf courses. Jane and I have many fond memories of our wanderings in the fields and byways of east Kent. But now to Cornwall and our local bus. Because our friendly neighbourhood bus service here is well worth the mention. I offer two recent examples of our local service. First of a Mother and Daughter who are regular users. One day we were lurching over the speed bumps of a local housing estate when Daughter asks the driver to keep a lookout for Mother who is expected to be waiting at the kerbside. No sign of her. “Hang on” says Daughter, leaping nimbly onto the road and scuttling some forty yards to disappear behind Mother’s apartment block. She soon reappears with a gesture and shrug to indicate no presence of Mother. Safely back aboard and the driver resumes our progress only to overtake Mother in about two hundred yards. She is plodding resolutely onward, pushing her shopping trolley in the general direction of town with her gaze directed at the trolley’s wheels which she forces over the paving bricks of the road. The driver pulls up, opens the concertina door, and watches with interest as Mother hauls herself and her trolley up the steep steps – she spurns help!. “Alright then?” Mother beams on all and sundry, announcing that she thought she’d better make a start! Smiles and banter all round from the fellow travellers. Mother is well into her nineties and much loved! Another day, another scenario. Another of our regulars – the Patient. We are approaching the health centre where he needs to deposit a prescription at the pharmacy. There are two entrances, the farthest being the regular stopping place. Patient asks to be dropped at the first door. “I’ll nip in here and see you at the front”. There is normally no problem as there is generally a brief delay here while passengers are awaited. But I wonder about the obstacle course of the building. Firstly there are steps up to the pharmacy floor (or a time-losing lift alternative). Then there is a long corridor to negotiate, with further steps, followed by a possible queue at the pharmacy and people milling about in general. Now parked at the main entrance all eyes are glued on the automatic door as we await the outcome of the itinerary. The Patient appears, puffs red-faced into the open air and staggers to the bus. “Further than I thought” he explains to our driver. We are all much relieved and settle in our seats for the final stage into town. Mission accomplished. Patient is a recent five-stent cardiac case! Tony Burt 15

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Kingsdown & Ringwould CEP School Head teacher - Jo Hygate Glen Road, Kingsdown, CT14 8DD Tel: 01304 373 734 Secretary - Email: TERM DATES 2013/2014 Start Tuesday 22nd April School closed Monday 5th May (Bank Holiday) Finish Friday 23rd May TERM 6 Start Tuesday 3rd June Finish Wednesday 23rd July TERM 5

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No report from the School this month as they are on holiday.

The sun made a welcome appearance as almost 200 children gathered on Easter Saturday to take part in Kingsdown Pre-School’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. For the first time the event was held at the primary school and raised more than £600 for the pre-school and Kingsdown Village Hall. There were trails to follow around the woods for both young and old children alike, a raffle, crafts, face painting, lots of fabulous cakes, teas, coffees and of course a sunbathing Easter Kent Adult Education Bunny! is starting a New Local Art Class “We were worried about the at Kingsdown Village Hall weather first thing in the morning as

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there was a smattering of rain but then the clouds parted and it was a glorious day,” said pre-school chairperson Raeanne Nightingale. “Yet again the village and many people from the surrounding areas turned out in force to support us and we’re delighted to be splitting the money raised with the village hall, which is a lovely venue for our school. “I would like to say a massive thank you to all who were involved with the event and who came and had fun on the day.” Proceeds from the egg hunt will be spent on a new fridge for pre-school and a dehumidifier for the village hall. 17

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National Trust Plant Fair Weekend Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May 10am-4pm Langdon Cliffs, Dover All plants are grown by a team of dedicated volunteers A must for everyone with green fingers This is a free event; normal car parking charges will apply Maureen Bane, Volunteer

Deal and District Flower Club ………... Meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month (except August and December) in the Cleary Hall at the Landmark Centre, Deal. Start time 7.30. Chairman - Margaret Chidley 01304 239 092 Secretary - Val Swallow 01304 363 272

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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: Mike Glavin 07817 655 953 The members serving on the Kingsdown Village Hall Board of Trustees for 2014 are as follows:Chairman:Mary Fish (Community Representative Secretary:Jane Banks (Community Representative) Treasurer:Doreen Clark (Parish Council Representative) Committee:-

Raeanne Nightingale (Pre School Representative) Mike Norfolk (Community Representative) Sue Slade (Community Representative) Alan Smith (Parochial Church Council) Jenny Wall (WI Representative)

Coffee Morning and Table Sale at The King’s Head, Kingsdown Next one will be held on Saturday 7th June (not in May) 10 – 12 noon Please come along and lend your support to Village Causes If you would like to have a table please contact Amanda, tel: 01304 373 915 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 Rates for advertising - Copy to Editor (Adverts accepted providing appropriate space is available) Please note new rates effective from 1st June 2014 Whole-page single edition £35.00 - 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 - 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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Sutton-by-Dover Parish Council Clerk: Veronica Harrop (Ronnie) Homestead Farm, Homestead Lane, East Studdal, Dover CT15 5BU 01304 375 142 Email:

Some comments arising from Sutton by Dover Parish Council meeting.

 The Council would like to welcome Carolyn Clews as their new Chairman and Barbara Merriman as a new Councillor.  An onsite meeting was held between KCC Highways and members of the Parish Council to discuss the issues of the recent flooding of two bungalows in Homestead Lane, Studdal. Highways are to give the road drains an extensive clean out and also the soak-aways which are within Homestead Lane area.  A new PCSO has been assigned to the Parish and anyone who needs to contact him may do so by phoning 101. PCSO Ryan Doel hopes to attend some of the Council meetings.  There have been several cases of sheep worrying and deaths by domestic dogs in the Parish and residents are asked to please keep their dogs under control when in the vicinity of sheep fields. These are very distressing circumstances for the sheep and their owners, and also for the dog owners.  The Council has approved that a local youth football team can use the Playing Field, Studdal for training purposes at the weekends.  Parishioners have been invited to email or send in old photos of the parish to be put into a Photo Gallery on the Parish website. Please send any photos with a stamped addressed envelope to the Clerk or email them to the address above. Thank you.  The Annual Parish Meeting will be on Tuesday 27th May at 7.30pm in Studdal Church Hall, Downs Road, Studdal. Please do come along and join us. There will be wine and nibbles after the meeting! Veronica Harrop - Parish Clerk

SUTTON PCC 100 CLUB…….Winners of the April draw were:- 28 Inglin, 44 Brown, 69 Godderidge. To join or for information please contact Maggie tel 372 856 or SPECTRUM AFTER SCHOOL CLUB The number of children attending Spectrum this year has dropped to the extent that it has not been possible to enjoy the level of play we expect and wish to offer. It has therefore been decided to suspend our meetings for the foreseeable future and hopefully continue at a future date when the need arises. I would like to thank all the organizations and individuals that have supported us so generously, and would like to especially thank all those adults who have given freely of their time over the past 14 years to ensure that the children of the parish and their friends had a safe and caring space in which to play. Maggie Crawley


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Sutton by Dover continued……………………..

Sutton Parish Church Feté will be held at:- The Community Centre, Studdal On Saturday 21st June 2013 at 2.00pm to 4.00pm There will be games, plant stall, broken crockery, raffle, white elephant, cakes coconut shy, and lots, lots more. Do come and join the fun of your village feté

Drop in.....for coffee, cake and chat Everyone is welcome! to join us for a drink and a chat – we meet on alternate Monday mornings 9:30 – 11 in Studdal Church Hall. May’s meetings are on the 5th and the 19th - do come and join us if you can!

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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. SUTTON PARISH COMMUNITY CENTRE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

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ROGATION WALK~ SUTTON PARISH Bank Holiday Monday May 26 Everyone is welcome to the hall~so bring your family or friends or just yourself and come and join us as we walk on some of the footpaths through our lovely parish. Meet at the Church Hall, Downs Road, Studdal at 10.30am. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Maps will be provided. Light refreshments will be provided on our return, or bring a picnic Children and dogs are very welcome. The walk will take approximately 2 hours Contact Maggie (tel 372 856) for info

SUTTON PARISH SCRAPBOOK – 2014. Old photographs of our neighbourhood attract a lot of interest when they appear in local newspapers. I noticed this particularly when some photos of Sutton village were published recently in “The Mercury”. I assume the owner of the photos had allowed the Newspaper to make copies so that we could all share his reminders of our village history. There must be many more old and interesting photos and other documents among the 300 households in the Parish, items which many would be interested to see. A small group of us plan to have a computer and scanner at Sutton Fete on Saturday June 21st this year [2.00pm to 4.00pm]. We would like to make copies, while you wait, of any photos, newspaper cuttings or other details of general Parish interest that Fete visitors care to bring us; there will be no need for the owners to part with their treasures for more than a few minutes. In the meantime if anyone has suggestions or items to include please send me details using the email address – We will gather these copies together in a “scrapbook” which we hope will be available to everyone “on line”. Richard Fuller, Sutton Court Farmhouse.

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SECRETARY: - Kathy Erridge Tel: 01304 373 402 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. Wow! What a fabulous lunch! Ringwould Hall was packed with members and friends for our April Spring Lunch, and the committee did us proud with a three or four (if you were greedy enough to have pudding and cheese as I was) course meal! Conversation flowed, as did the wine on some tables. Avril gave a well deserved vote of thanks on behalf of us all. There are several events to look forward to: there is a trip to Eltham Palace and the Thames Barrier in June, organised by Federation; there is a Baking competition... I heard a Victoria sponge mentioned, a cake I have written about in a previous report as being impossible for me to perfect (I still haven’t achieved non crumbly sides). There is a Group Meeting in June in Shepherdswell. As far as our own WI is concerned, we look forward to a trip to Dungeness in May; a visit to the Marlowe Theatre for Cats in June; and a coach to the Kent Show in July. We are also planning another trip to the Marlowe to see ‘Hay Fever’ in September. There are several groups who regularly meet for Canasta, RummiKub and Knitting, and a Walking Group meets every Thursday. As someone on my table today remarked; “You could be out every day with the WI!” Next month we get down to some serious debate on the Prposed Resolution which will be taken to the Annual Meeting in Leeds on June 7th. This year the proposal is Increasing Organ Donation. Our meeting is on May 12th at 2pm, do come! Christine Smith Happy Birthday to all with Birthdays in May: 9th Sylvia Perry, 10th Patricia Grant, 13th Irene Kimber, 15th Mary Sullivan, 18th Stella Preston, 20th May Alexander, 28th Jennifer Van Lens, 30th Elizabeth Gooderidge, 31st Patricia Dennis, 31st Dianna Mishkin, Dare I say that Spring is finally with us with all the early shrubs and flowers giving us a glorious show of colour. I was given a marvellous treat last week when asked if I would like to see one of the hidden gardens in the village. Rounding a corner the most amazing sight greeted me – a carpet of Primroses intermingled with Anemones of every delicate hue of colour that Anemones come in, having spread naturally over the years. Thank you. Everyone is busy in their gardens putting in seeds and planting onions sets and Broad beans, but we all seem to have different methods and times for doing these jobs. That to me is what makes gardening fun. Swapping and sharing ideas. This year the PLANT SALE is being held in conjunction with the Garage Safari on Sunday 11th May and will be in St James Road, Kingsdown, which is between The Rise and Upper Street. The usual array of locally grown plants but a different venue and we look forward to seeing old and new faces. Selling will start at 9am . Another date for your diary – the next Society meeting is on Monday 19th May when Don Wilks will be giving an illustrated talk on Butterflies and Orchids of Kent at 7.45pm (doors open 7.15pm). New members and visitors are very welcome. Finally, just to say, I should practise what I preach when I say take 'care in the garden'. I will say no more other than I am a very frustrated gardener at the moment. Susan Martin - Chairman








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Ripple News Correspondent:- Laurence Davey Fairmead, Church Lane, Ripple CT14 8JL Tel:- 01304 374 512 Email: Ripple Parish Council…..At the Annual Parish Meeting of Ripple Parish Council held on April 10th , KCC community Warden Gordon Guillou-King gave a talk on his activities. He has now taken over in the Ripple area and has already been busy getting to know people and carrying out speed checks through the village. For a long time, there have been complaints about speeding and checks were carried out to determine the extent of the problem. This was a very successful operation, with a highest speed of 48mph recorded approaching the village by Sunnyside Close. The offending vehicles involved have been reported to the Police for further action. Following this operation, further speed watches will be carried out and may ultimately include police officers with speed guns, with on the spot fines etc for offenders. Gordon also covers a wide range of activities from fly-tipping to anti-social behaviour and other community issues. if you wish to call him for advice or report any issues he can be contacted by Email on or on 07977 982 184. The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Ripple….At the Annual Parochial Church Meeting held on April 3rd , the activities of the church over the last twelve months were reviewed and the financial statement for the year approved. Dr. Davey was elected Churchwarden, Mrs. Davey Deanery Synod Representative and Mrs. Bane, Mrs. Osborne and Dr. Walter members of the PCC. The Church Spring Bazaar will be held in Ripple Village Hall on Saturday, May 31 st, starting at 2.00pm. Ripple Village Hall….The weather has now improved sufficiently for the field to be opened again for parking. The Hall Committee would like to thank users for parking thoughtfully while the field was closed. The Bingo Club…..meetings during May will be held in Ripple Village Hall on May 13th and May 27th. Tea and Chat in Ripple

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April 2014 Thur 1st

Calendar of Events Tea & Chat, Ringwould, 2.00pm



Conservation Visit South Foreland Lighthouse. 7.30pm



Drop in…..Studdal Church Hall 9.30am - 11.00am

Tues 6


Sutton-by-Dover Parish Council Meeting. Studdal Church, 7.30pm

Sat Mon

Wed 7th

Kingsdown Lunch Club, details from The Post Office

Wed 7


Loose Fibres Craft Club, Ripple Village Hall, 9.30am - 12.30pm




Quiz Night, Community Hall, East Studdal,. 7.00pm






Conservation Dawn Chorus Walk




Garage Safari, Kingsdown. from 9.00am (see page 31)






R’would-w-K’down Parish Council Meeting, LOC, 7.30pm




WI Meeting Kingsdown Village Hall, 2.00pm



Tea & Chat, Ripple Village Hall, 2.00pm


Bingo Club - Ripple Village Hall, 7.00pm


Deal Flower Club, Landmark Centre, Deal. 7.30pm

Tues 13

Thurs 15 Sat


Operatic Concert St John’s Church, Kingsdown. 7.00pm

National Trust Plant Fair, Langdon Cliffs, Dover. 10.00am - 4.00pm

‘Cake off’’ Kingsdown Village Hall, 2.00pm



Funday Sunday, St John’s Church, Kingsdown. 11.00am

Mon 19


Closing date for June issue of Rural Roundup




Drop in…..Studdal Church Hall 9.30am - 11.00am




Kingsdown Garden Society, Kingsdown School. 7.45pm

Tues 20


Let’s be Sociable, Studdal Church Hall 10..30am - 11.45am

Wed 21


Loose Fibres Craft Club, Ripple Village Hall, 9.30am - 12.30am






Vintage & Classic Car Meeting, The Plough, Ripple 11.30am



Rogation Walk - Meet Church Hall, Downs Road. 10.00am


Tues 27th

Messy Church, Studdal Hall, 4.00pm

Bingo Club - Ripple Village Hall, 7.00pm

Tues 27


Sutton by Dover Annual Parish Council Meeting. 7.30pm



Church Spring Bazaar, Ripple Church. 2.00pm



Let’s get organised……..Last month I mentioned I had been asked to compile a Calendar of all the events being planned by Clubs & Organisations throughout our villages. I can only do this with your co-operation. So if your Club or Organisation has dates planned for the forthcoming year please let me know as soon as possible. To date I have only heard from one person!! Doreen. 35

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Clubs & Organisations e. Deal & Dist branch of Save the Children Chairman:- Sarah Spong 01304 363 942 Secretary:- Jane Samuel 01304 361 013 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: 07771 9041240 01304 380 275 Loose Fibres Craft Group Contact:Rita Rhodes 01304 365 778 MS Society Thanet & Deal Helpline Mobile: 07968 123 059 Ringwould History Society Chairman:- Mrs Jennifer Van Lens 01304 371 289 Secretary:- Mrs Mary Read 01304 363 528 Ripple Bingo Club Mrs Daphne Lee 01304 365 573 Ripple Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator:- Mr Roger Chatfield 01304 363 912 Ripple Tea & Chat Mrs Rosemary Davey 01304 374 512 St John’s Herritage Association Contact:Norman Gilliland 01304 381 589 St Nicholas Players Chairman:- Mr B Munro 01304 372 065 Secretary:- Miss Janet Alcock 01304 367 453 Sutton Spectrum Club for children Church Hall Studdal Tuesdays 4.00pm - 6.00pm (term time) Organiser:- Mrs Maggie Crawley 01304 372 856


Parish Contacts Hall Bookings Kingsdown & Ringwould School Maggi Bowden (Sec) 01304 373 734 Kingsdown Village Hall Mike Glavin Mobile: 07817 655 953 Email: Ringwould Village Hall Mrs Mary Read 01304 363 528 Ripple Village Hall Mrs P Scott-Bradford Mob:07967 307 440 Studdal Church Hall Mrs Claire McLaren 01304 371 274 Sutton Community Centre Booking Clerk 01304 363 361 Ringwould-w-Kingsdown Parish Council Chairman: Mr Patrick MacWilliam Sunraker, Back Street, Ringwould CT14 8H 01304 373 888 Email: Clerk: Mrs Katie Amaouche Inglewood, Dover Road, Ringwould CT14 8BP 01304 729 081 Email: Kingsdown & Ringwould Community Warden & PCSO Community Warden, Malcolm Wells Mobile: 07969 584 181 PCSO, Gary Painter (new non-emergency number) 101 Ripple Parish Council Chairman: Mrs Daphne Lee Eastchurch, Sutton Rd., Ripple CT14 8JA 01304 365 573 Clerk: Mrs Kath Hastilow 01304 372 235 Email:- Sutton-by-Dover Parish Council Clerk: Veronica Harrop (Ronnie) Homestead Farm, Homestead Lane, East Studdal , Dover CT15 5BU 01304 375 142 Email: Kingsdown Village Hall Maintenance Officer: Mike Glavin Mobile: 07817 655 953 Chairman: Mrs Mary Fish 01304 361 862 Email c/o: Secretary: Mrs Jane Banks 01304 373 774 Email: 39

Grow Wild - Flowers to the People! This national project was launched on BBC Country file in April. We look forward to the results of the 100 packets of wild flower seeds that will have been sown in the village by members of the Conservation Group and in particular the involvement of the Beaver Group and other children, who have taken part. Seeds have been sown in the churchyard, on verges, in gardens, in pots and around the Anthony Downing memorial tree. Thank you to everyone for such a good response. Visit to NT South Foreland Lighthouse - Saturday 3 May 5.30pm - 7.30pm There are still some places for this visit. Free to NT members, ÂŁ4 to non members, ÂŁ2 children. The Dawn Chorus Walk on Saturday 10 May now has a waiting list. Kingsdown Garage Safari - Sunday 11 May 9am - 4pm Watch out for details of the visit to the Beavers at Ham Fen in the next Rural Roundup. For any further details please contact Rosie on or 01304 365 963