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Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 146: April 2013 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM)

WIN Air Show Tickets See pages 12 & 13 for details

Farewell to Old Friends - Pam and Lou Hammond who have moved to Hawkinge

Your Questionnaire is the centre fold pull out in this issue Thank you for completing it! You can also download a copy from: www.minster-in-thanet.org.uk/clpq2013.pdf or you can complete it online at: www.minster-in-thanet.org.uk/clpq2013/clpq2013.pdf E-mail : editorialteam@minstermatters.org.uk Skype us at: editor.minstermatters Electronic Copy, Podcast and Blog: http://www.minstermatters.org.uk Fax No: 0843 636 5346 Find us on Facebook or Twitter - search for : Minster Matters


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April 2013 Dates for Your Diary

Black Bins

Waste & Recycling

Blue Bins

Monday - Tuesday

We are no longer permitted to list Green collection dates

Monday - Tuesday


8 / 22 : 9 / 23 6 / 20 : 7 / 21

April May

1/15/29 : 2/16/30 13 / 27 : 14 / 28

30 Easter Market 30 Quiz Night Apr

Dry Cell Battery Collections: Attwells, Bens, Library, Co-op, Doctors, School Copy for any issue of Minster Matters must be received (at the very latest !!) by the Copy Date shown under ‘Diary Dates ‘on this page www.minstermatters.org.uk editorialteam@minstermatters.org.uk Skype us at: editor.minstermatters Editor: Ray Owen 07914 623 287 or 822322 / 839019 Editorial Team:

MINSTER - How To Find Us For those looking to use a Sat Nav to locate the village the Library at 4A Monkton Road is the approximate centre of the village and the postcode there is CT12 4EA GPS/OS Map co-ordinates for the village square are TR 309 647 51.33 N, 1.33 E or 51° 20’ N, 1° 18’ E

Useful Numbers and Contacts

Copy Date for May Issue - Friday 19th April

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Audrey’s & Shirley’s Country & Western Dance RB.L. Women’s Section Meeting W.I. Meeting

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10 Mother’s Union Fellowship Group Meeting 11 Business Association Meeting

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13 Jane Wenham Jones @ Library 13 Salvation Army Quiz and Fizz 17 Horticultural Society Meeting

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W.I. Coffee and Chat Horticultural Society Coffee Morning Free Taster Curries Parish Assembly Garage Sale W.I. Wine and Wisdom Fundraising Event at The Saddler St. Nicholas Church - Concert

Thanet STD Code : 01843 Community Warden: Co-Editor 847444 Amy Murray Aaron Kluibenschadl: 07811 271 302 Co-Editor 822846 Brenda Saker Police: 101 (for reporting anything except emergencies) May Audio & Web 825306 Emergencies: 999 or 112 Nora Aldous 15/18 Minster Playhouse presents Calendar Girls 14 Diane Cotterill Snappy & Audio 822394 Thanet District Council: 577 000 18 P.L.G. Spring Fayre & Bazaar 5 Accounts Community Dog Warden: 577 580 821965 Rodney Rose 18 R.B.L. Scooter Day 6 Salvation Army Hall: 825 178 Advertising Diane Harris Jun Library: 821 442 School/Proofing Kevin Buckley 1/2 St. Nicholas Open Gardens 23 You can leave hard copy for us at the Library Doctor’s Surgery: 821 333 15/16 Minster Open Gardens 21 (appointments only, 8.00am -10.00 am) or send your copy via snail mail to: 22 Air Show - Manston 13 Patient Liaison Group: 821 200 Minster Matters Office Vets: 825 999 c/o Library, 4A Monkton Rd, Church Notices 21 Post Office: 821 291 Minster-in-Thanet CT12 4EA All Weather Pitch 22 Minster School: 821 384 MM Fax No’s: 0843 636 5346 (5p per min) Village Hall Bowls Group 22 or 0872 115 7725 (10p per min) Village Website: School Page 25 Advertising Rates (per month) www.minster-in-thanet.org.uk Copy Date for May Issue Friday 19th April Freegle: www.freeglethanet.org.uk Page size apprx 1/16 1/8 1/4 1/2 Full Mobility Scooters & Wheelchair Minster Parish Council B&W Min of 6 £6.50 £13 £26 £52 £104 (to loan): 07914 623 287 next meeting will be held on: B&W Single £11 £22 £44 £88 £176 Venues available for Hire Tuesday 2nd April @ 7pm in the Neighbourhood Centre Colour (if avail) – £25 £50 £100 £200 John Spanton Pavilion (in Rec) and the All Weather Sports Pitch Members of the public are welcome to attend and Note: Colour price is the same for All members except Accounts can be reached through the email address above

both single and/or multiple insertions (NO Discounts !!) Late payment for advertisements may mean they will be omitted from the next issue (3 months max!!) A full copy of our Terms and Conditions is available from our website The Editors accept all advertisements, articles and notices in good faith and actively encourage the support of the local traders and services. However, we cannot be held responsible for the quality of goods or services offered. Please mention the magazine when replying to advertisers. Note however that due to lack of recording space we do not copy our advertisers information to the audio CD’s. The magazine and CD are published eleven times a year, at the beginning of each month, from February to December, inclusive. Disclaimer: Views expressed herein are strictly those of their author and do not necessarily agree with those of the Editor and/or the editorial team. E.&O.E.

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Parish Office 821 339 Old Schools: bookings via Jacque Sings 822 053 Village Hall: 822 807 bookings via Eric James 821 744 MM Subscriptions Copies of the Magazine or CD are now available on subscription to all non residents, worldwide. Payments quoted below are in advance To a UK postal address :Single Issue £1.70 Annually (11 issues) £16.50 Costs to an overseas address are available on request, and we will be pleased to quote for this service. Our mailing details are shown elsewhere on this page.

can arrange to speak to the Council through the Clerk or by requesting the Chairman before the start of the meeting. Copies of the Agenda are available from the Clerk and are posted in the Library. Clerk to the Council is Mrs Kyla Lamb and the Council Office is normally open from:9.30 am - 12 noon weekdays; tel: 821 339 fax: 825 269 Email: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk NOTE: May Meeting Tues 7th

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3 Minster Business Association Open Meeting on Thursday 11th April, 7pm at the Sports Pavilion

To discuss and formalise; the purpose of the association, area(s) to be included, first priorities, membership and an action plan! Agenda to be sent to interested parties SCHOOL VOUCHERS shortly.(those whose details we have) All locally based/registered businesses are Attwells Newsagents are again collecting welcome to attend. all varieties of supermarket school For further information contact either vouchers. So if you have any spare then Charlotte at enquiries@southbarngifts.com please drop them into the shop or Karen at kazbraz@btinternet.com

Reply to the Editor The answer to the Editor’s question in the March edition of Minster Diane Matters, ‘I hope we’ve done him proud’ is a resounding ‘beyond my wildest dreams!’ Not just with the content, colour printing and layout but particularly that, largely through the Editor’s enthusiasm, there are now podcasts, braille versions, and an amazing website full of news stories and Nora information. Far more than I could ever have imagined or achieved! Best wishes for your continued success, Kelvin Holdom, techno-dinosaur and Minster ex-pat.

EDITORIAL Firstly thank you to Kelvin for his kind words above, it’s good to know he still approves! CARRY ON TEAM we’re still getting it right !! For those of you who send us adverts and articles via Fax please note we have a new number which can be found on the bottom of the front cover and in our contact details on page 2. This has been necessary due to increased costs of the old number. Good News - The Bell Inn has reopened this week and more details can be found on page 5 of this issue. The landlord wants to hear customers ideas and suggestions on what they would like to see there. I’m sure you’ve all read the large notice on our front cover re the Community Led Plan Questionnaire which you’ll find in the centre of this issue. Please complete it and return it to the Library by the date shown on the top of the form. You can also download it from the village website if you don’t want to pull it out of this magazine or you can fill it in online and submit it by email to the group who are responsible for it. The choice they say is yours. Don’t forget to enter our competition to win tickets to the Air Show in June. We will be drawing the winner on 15th April at our editorial meeting and the event organisers will then notify the lucky person by post. We will publish the winner next month. Congratulations to Kevin Buckley, a member of our editorial team, who has recently been co-opted onto the Parish Council. Well done Councillor. Maybe we can get him to write us up some 2L/8 bullet points on the Parish Council ‘s monthly meetings, a service I must admit we haven’t offered of late. Well, that’s it, as seems to be norm www.minstersalon.com space this month 61, High St was again very Minster limited, so it only with our remains for me to Tel: Junior Stylist ask the usual question: Where’s on production of this advert Zac??



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BLOOD PRESSURE READINGS Just a reminder to those patients advised to do so, please take a “Blood Pressure Reading” each time you visit the surgery, and then hand into Reception for recording. DIFFICULTY IN GETTING AN APPOINTMENT HERE’S ONE REASON WHY! Last month 58 Patients failed to attend for their Doctor’s appointment. Last month 46 Patients failed to attend for their Nurse’s appointment. THAT’S A TOTAL OF 104 MISSED APPOINTMENTS ! THAT’S A TOTAL OF 104 WASTED APPOINTMENTS ! THAT’S A TOTAL OF 104 OTHER PATIENTS THAT COULD HAVE BEEN SEEN ! So please remember to cancel any appointments that you no longer need, so that others may benefit. You never know, one day it could be you that has difficulty in getting an appointment! SURGERY CLOSURE DAYS Easter Holiday Arrangements : Good Friday 29th March - Closed All Day Easter Monday 1st April - Closed All Day Training Days : Tuesday 16th April and Tuesday 21st May Closed From Midday onwards Should you need to see a Doctor during these times, please call “Doctors on Call” via the normal surgery number Thanet 821333, or call “NHS Direct” on 0845 46 47 for confidential health advice and information for you and your family. PATIENT GROUP MEETING If you have any issues you would like to raise at any of our meetings or you require further information on any of the above, then please contact either: Ken Self on 821200 or Jeanne Lawrence on 821049 www.minstersurgery-thanet.co.uk/plg.asp

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THE BELL INN REOPENS ITS DOORS After our front page piece last month showing The Bell in a sorry state we’re very, very pleased to tell you that Enterprise Inns have been good to their word and have found new tenants to reopen the pub. By the time you read this they should have opened for drinking but not as yet for food sales. New landlord Dave and his wife Ali tell MM that they intend to reopen the premises as a traditional village pub that serves food rather than a restaurant that serves beer. They also intend, once the kitchen is brought up to scratch, to serve good wholesome home made/home cooked meals at recession prices. Dave also tells us they are open to ideas and suggestions from customers, so don’t be afraid to speak to him or Ali about anything you think may help to rebuild and improve on the customer base. Let us hope they settle in well and are accepted by the locals. We here at MM wish them well. Dave is a Yorkshire lad who originates from Skipton and who supports Burnley, but I’m sure we won’t hold that against him!! MINSTER SURGERY PATIENT LIAISON GROUP

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It seems that some people are determined to make Minster the "litter bin" of Thanet. Whilst walking to the surgery the other day, from the alley between Kenton Gardens and Rose Gardens, my husband noted four lots of dogs mess in Rose Gardens and down Tothill Street, and many bottles stuffed in peoples hedges. I am always continually picking up plastic and glass bottles from our front garden. The alley in particular continually has dog mess, and as it has no lighting at all, it is impossible to see where it is at night. I walked right into it one night and it is always being kicked about. On top of that there is now the added litter of McDonald's cartons etc scattered about the village. (Name and Address Supplied) (Editors note: We can’t however blame ANY of the local businesses for litter, it’s our own residents who throw it away in the street !!)

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JACK’S TRIP TO BORNEO Hi my name is Jack, I am 14 and I live in Minster. I would like to tell you about my trip to Borneo next year. It is being arranged through my school (Sandwich Tech) and Camps International. It is a month long expedition where I will be living as part of a small island community off the coast of Borneo. We will be working on important social and conservation projects, improving the lives of the local people and conserving marine life. This will include things like painting classrooms, building desks and helping with harvesting and planting. THIS IS NO HOLIDAY!! I will be sleeping in tents and hammocks throughout my stay, handwashing all my clothes and working and living alongside a rural community. For me this is a once in a lifetime experience and I know that I will gain so much from this expedition. I have lived in Minster all my life and being part of a community is very important to me which is why I would like to help this particular community in Borneo. I have belonged to Minster Cubs and Scouts in the past and now I am an Air Cadet with Ramsgate 2433 Squadron based at Manston. Something I have learned from being a part of these groups is to help other people especially those less fortunate than myself. The cost of this expedition is £3,960 and I have to raise every single penny! The money not only pays for me to go on the trip but it also helps fund some of the projects we will be working on out there. Therefore if anybody needs a little job doing such as their car washing, for a small donation I’m willing to give anything a go and work hard for the money to raise the funds I need to pay for this trip. I have a few more fund raising ideas such as a cake sale (my Mum bakes great cakes!!), a quiz night and a sponsored walk dressed in ‘onesies’. My contact details can be obtained from Karen at Attwells. Thank you for taking time to read this, Jack

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Club News .... MINSTER BOWLS CLUB Bacon Rolls on Sunday mornings in May, with our BOWLS TASTER DAYS on 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 10.00am until 12..00noon. Equipment provided, weather permitting. Those interested please contact either Brian on 825475 or Glynne on 821221 Two Finals have already been played due to hospital operation. Congratulations to Sylvia and Min on winning the Ladies Pairs, commiserations to Maureen and Myrna. The Alf Wood Trophy was won by Colin, Meg and Brian, with Paul, Jim and R.J.BROADLEY 1L/6 Myrna as Runners Up. TREE SURGERY Socially 56 members and friends enjoyed a Race Evening using the paper money NCA & NPTC supplied by the Club, eventually giving it all back at the Auction for 28 prizes. The All aspects of latter brought the evening to a close with much laughter. tree surgery Next Social and Fund Raising Evening is scheduled for 17th May. Reductions - Felling G.H. Pruning - Hedge Cutting - Planting Site Clearance - Woodchips & Logs £5 million Insurance


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On a particularly cold “second Tuesday in the month” Minster members met in the Village Hall, 12th March at 7.30, for the monthly meeting. President, Marion Rose, welcomed everyone and Jerusalem opened the proceedings. The advertised speaker had declined to travel to Minster as a result of the weather forecast and everyone was very grateful to Veronica Ashby for stepping in with her highly entertaining and informative “Waste Not, Want Not” talk. She definitely warmed the hearts of all, filling members with ideas - not only on recycling but wonderful handcrafts too. After refreshments, various matters were discussed including representatives to attend the Annual Council Meeting at Margate’s Winter Gardens, the following day, meetings at Acol WI and Cliftonville WI and a trip with North Tonbridge, (Minster’s Link WI). Marion reminded members of the WI Wine & Wisdom in Minster Village Hall at 7.30 on 27th April – tickets £6 including supper (maximum of 8 per table). Marion also reported that the birthday dinner at Quex Barn in February was a success with 41 members attending. For the future, hopefully in warmer weather, Marion mentioned the proposed Coffee Morning/Treasure Hunt on the 8th June. Following the Easter-themed raffle, the meeting was closed with a reminder that David Fagg will be speaker at next month’s meeting on the 9th April. Future events: Games Evening 7.30am – 10.00pm, 17th April in Committee Room Coffee & Chat 10.00am – 12.00noon, 18th April “ “


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MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION How did I start the article in last month’s Minster Matters? – ‘Forget the snow, the gales and the rain we’ve experienced over the last few weeks!!..’ Oh dear, those elements are back with a vengeance!! An update of the quiz night will be reported in the next issue of MM as the quiz will not have been held at the time of writing this article. But in the meantime, thank you so much to the Royal British Legion for letting us hold this event in their premises and for those behind the scenes for catering, raffle prizes and the like. Looking forward again, plans are now underway for the Fun Day on Sunday 9 June – Free entry, bouncy castle booked, games organised, music arranged, a great raffle, stalls, sunny weather requested and more. There will also be a boot fair and anyone wishing to have a pitch can pre-book for £5 by calling Alex: 07903 882 640 or pay on the day £7. We are still looking for a few more bands to add variety to those already booked, so if you know anyone that would like to participate, please put their names forward to Bernie: 07814 214 993. Pop the date in your diary now and be part of the fun. Raffles have been mentioned twice so I would like to say a very big thank you for the local organisations who have kindly donated some great prizes for the raffles for all of our events this year. Thank you so much to our sponsors so far: • P&O ferries (day trip to France) • Archies, (Takeaway cod and chips for 2) • Ben’s (2 bottles of wine) • Post Office (voucher) • McDonalds,(meal for 4 of your choosing) • Individual donations • Jemima’s Locket, (tea bag holder) • Field’s pharmacy (boxed set of smellies) • Blakes Hairdressers in Canterbury, (cut and blow dry with any stylist) I have promises of further prizes from more firms too and those people will be mentioned next month. If anyone has any unwanted gifts that they would like to donate, please feel free to contact Carol 07745 683 466 who would be pleased to put them into the next event raffle. Anniversary Day in Armbouts-Cappel, 19 May I am pleased to say that the support for the hiring of a coach to take us to France has been successful and we can now all travel together and have the strain of driving taken out of our hands. Deposits are being finalised this weekend and the balance of £10 per person will be due on 14 April. Please ensure you get this to Carol in good time. Thank you. Good luck to those competing in the quiz this weekend! Ms Question Person. Please make the questions easy enough for me to answer. I don't want to win a boobie prize!!! Et maintenant pour tous ceux qui s'intéressent à la France, la langue, le pays, ou quoi que ce soit qui concerne la France et les Francais, est-ce-qu'il y a quelque chose que vous voudriez lirer dans MM? Si c'est le cas, pouvez-vous contacter Alexandra au 07903 882640 et lui donner vos idées? Nous voudrions vraiment élever le profil de l'Assocation de Jumelage! Merci beaucoup

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Surf Dude Grandad Saturday 27th April , Charity Pool and Darts


night for Tom Warren


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Remember : We also supply catered or self catered buffets for Christenings, Weddings, Wakes, Birthday Parties at very reasonable prices Sky duel screen, all live Premiership games shown here… Real Ales, Darts, Pool and Poker every Monday & Wednesday… Come to The Saddler Minster’s only bring your own food pub, all local menus supplied, we ring your order through, give you warmed plates, cutlery, napkins and then wash up !!

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FLOWERS BY POST Send Summer Blooms from your Post Office Free UK Delivery For order and catalogue please ask at the counter

Tuesday 23rd April, 7.00pm at the Village Hall, Minster


Skin Care and Associated Therapies * Unisex Salon * Gift Vouchers * Dermal Fillers * Nail Treatments * Bio Sculpture Gel Nails * Dermalogica Treatments * Waxing/Tinting/Make-up * Non-Surgical Face Lift * Colonic Irrigation * Skin Tag/Red Vein/Milia Removal

* Late Evenings ‘til 9pm * Semi Permanent Make-up * Slimming Treatments * Holistic Treatments * Oxygen Therapy * Micro Dermabrasion * Pregnancy Massage * LED Light Therapy * Chiropractor *Spa Days & Exclusive Parties

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The Annual Parish Meeting is to allow members of the public to ask Councillors questions about any issues in the Village A Police Inspector from Margate Police will be attending to give an update on the rural policing structure in Kent and how this is affecting Minster Refreshments will be available The family of Ruth Macdonald would like to thank… neighbours and friends for flowers, cards and sympathy, the Rev Bob Coles for the lovely service, and all who came to the church and refreshments afterwards. Jean Meek & Jackie Wetherilt will be retiring… at the end of March from Minster in Thanet library. They have been at the heart of Minster's community for the past 12 years and have made many friends in the village. Jean & Jackie are having a farewell drink on Wednesday 27th March at 7.30pm in the New Inn if you would like to come along to wish them well. (YOU ARE HOWEVER RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN BAR BILL!!)



We are now an Orthopaedic Referral Centre Quality Service at affordable rates


Once again we are asking (and hoping) that the cat loving folk of Minster can help us with donations of cat food. We have many cats that are too old, sick or for various reasons un-homeable and they will be with us permanently. Please could you spare or donate a few tins or boxes of biscuits for these cats? Any amount will be gratefully received. Donations can be left at Attwells newsagent or please phone me on 821132. Many thanks for your support in the past and the future.

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DIAMOND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY FOR MURIEL AND BILL Muriel and Bill Pollard got married on 7th March 1953, 60 years ago. What an achievement. One of their memories is that whilst on honeymoon they were shopping down Petticoat Lane looking for a teapot which they needed. They found one that they both liked and purchased it with a ten bob note that mum had found on the floor just a moment earlier. The best part of the story is that not only did they get the teapot they wanted but they got the ten bob back too! The shop keeper had given it back to them in their change. They went on to have five children, 14 grandchildren and 8 greatgrandchildren. They also made Minster their family home for 53 of those 60 years; their five children all grew up there and went to Minster school. Muriel and Bill celebrated their 25th at one of their daughters’ home, a few anniversaries were celebrated at the New Inn and their 40th was celebrated at the Legion. Fifty years was celebrated at the Bell Inn and their 60th at the Smugglers Retreat, up by the old hospital at the top of the hill. One of their daughters had her wedding in Minster church, where she was christened along with her brothers and sisters. On their 60th anniversary they received a telegram from the queen and it was great to be with them when they opened it. They were totally amazed. Mum said “I didn’t know she knew when we had got married,” to which I laughed! Cheryl FAIR TRADE FORTNIGHT During Fair Trade Fortnight (February 25th -10th March), Henry Matenda, a 28 year old sugar farmer from Malawi, visited East Kent and talked to secondary school students about how Fairtrade has changed the lives of his family and 300 other families in his community. For the past nine years their village cooperative has sold their sugar on Fairtrade terms which has allowed them to build a primary school in the village, drill 18 boreholes for fresh water (rather than walking 2 km to the river!) ,and bring electricity into people’s homes. Here is Henry enjoying a bit of local culture in Minster. Charlotte Tagart



Girls World welcomes Kirsty to the Salon with an offer that can’t be refused !!!!

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WIN TWO TICKETS TO THE AIR SHOW on SATURDAY 22nd JUNE at MANSTON Heritage Events and Minster Matters are offering you the chance to win 2 tickets to attend the Air Show at Manston on Saturday 22nd June, all you have to do is to answer the following 5 questions and send them to Minster Matters at the library by Tuesday 16th April. Question 1 What was the Motto of RAF Manston? Question 2 Although RAF Manston closed in 1999 part of the site is still retained by the Ministry of Defence as a training area known as FSCTE. What does FSCTE stand for? Question 3 The Vulcan Bomber is making an appearance at the show, which will probably be its last ever air display, due to ever increasing operating costs. Its RAF markings are XH558 but what are its UK Civil Aviation Authority registration letters? Question 4 Which International operator begins flights from Manston on 2nd April, what make and model of aircraft will they be using and where will they be flying to from here? Question 5 Who are the official organisers of the Air Show this year? Name one other major ‘Kent Event’ they are also organising. Please send your answers along with your name and full address to: Minster Matters Library & N/Hood Centre 4A Monkton Road Minster CT12 4EA The competition is only open to residents living within the Minster Parish boundary. You must be 18 or over to enter. Members of the Minster Matters team or their immediate family are not eligible to enter. Ticket details will be mailed to the lucky winner from the event organisers. Good luck !!

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South East Air Show Saturday 22nd June, 2013 The skies over Thanet will be alive to the sound of display aircraft this summer with the return of an Air Show at Manston Airport. Nearly 20 years since the last show, Manston Airport will host some of the world's greatest modern and historic air craft, spellbinding displays and interactive attractions at this year’s South East Air Show. The iconic Vulcan delta wing aircraft will be among the highlights, while a Typhoon aircraft simulator, helicopter flights and a fun fair will provide visitors with a great day out. Local interest will be provided by a craft fayre, local business stands, WWII re-enactment and at least 90 local vintage cars and motorcycles will be on display. Kent's Air Training Corps (ATC) will be there en masse, setting up their own camp and hoping to bring one of their gliders to the event. There will also be an Education Day on the Friday where schools will be invited to come and see some of the aircraft and meet some of the people behind them to explore career aspirations. Chris Yates from Heritage Events said:“We are delighted to bring this air show back to Kent after some years absence. It was always a very popular show, running since the Second World War, with audiences peaking in excess of 80,000. Some of the teams displayed in the past include the Red Arrows the F111's the A10’s and even Concorde.” Online booking will be available up until Tuesday 18th June. Ticket prices: Adult: £12, Child/Senior: £9, Family 2+2: £35, Single Parent Family: 1+3: £30. Parking on site is free if you have a ticket. Please see website: www.heritage-events.co.uk for further information or call 0845 652 6263


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Unit 4, Ebbsfleet Lane, Minster, Ramsgate CT12 5DI

Readers of Minster Matters will know that this year’s May Play being presented FOR ALL YOUR GARDEN MACHINERY NEEDS by your village drama group, Minster * SALES * SERVICING * * SPARES * REPAIRS * Playhouse, is the bitter-sweet comedy IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW MOWER ‘Calendar Girls’ by Tim Firth. OR ANY OTHER GARDEN MACHINERY DELIVERED TO YOU FULLY ASSEMBLED Show dates in the Village Hall are AND DEMONSTRATED May 15th through to May 18th, and this VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE year, as well as the regular evening www.themowerstore.co.uk HUNDREDS OF PRODUCTS TO BUY performances, we will be staging an extra 1l/6 AT THE CLICK OF A BUTTON show – a Saturday Matinee with curtain up at 2pm. But this is a Saturday Matinee with a difference. Instead of the P. HUMES P.HUMES General Builder traditional rows of seats, the auditorium will be arranged to sit groups of All types General of work undertaken Builder between 8 - 10 people around tables – just like we do for the biennial Free estimates AllCarpentry, types Brickwork, of work undertaken review. However, and this is where the difference comes in, during the Plastering, Tiling & Block Paving Free estimates interval you will be served a Cream Tea by members of the Minster Bathrooms Fitted Carpenty, Brickwork, Plastering, Maintenance work Women’s Institute. Those of you who know the Calendar Girls story will Tiling & Block Paving understand the connection here. Tel: 01843 822990 Decorating ~ Fitted kitchens Mob: 07715 234185 Bathrooms Fitted ~ Maintenance Work Tickets for the Saturday Matinee are just £8.00, and can be obtained by calling Terry Wood at the Box Office, on 01843 220208. But please Tel: 01843 822990 1L/5 hurry as tickets for this special show are going very fast. Mob: 07715 234185 You can of course obtain tickets for the regular evening shows by calling the same Box Office number. Tickets prices are £6.00 per seat for Love Your Lawn the Wednesday and Thursday performances, and £8.00 for the Friday and Saturday shows. Hope to see you there – you will love it ! UK’s Largest Lawn Care Company Tel: 01843 825 000

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WINGHAM CHURCH Wednesday 15th May 7.00pm – 9.30pm

All forms of Services and Treatments available for Foot and Nail care

Please bring one or two items (no more) for valuation

Corns, Calluses, Bunions, Hammer-toe, Ingrown nails, Nail deformities, Infection control for Athletes foot and Fungal Nail infections, Verrucas, Hard skin removal and Diabetic footcare

Tickets £7.50 (to include refreshments) in advance only from Friends Committee Members or Wingham Post Office

We provide personal and reliable treatment in the comfort of your own home, nursing or residential care home or hospital Day, evening, weekend appointments available by arrangement

Tel: 01843 866 601 Mob: 07749 999 584 2P/8

Saturday 30th March Old Schools, Minster 10.00am - 12.00noon


During the evening there will be music, a raffle, a quiz table and an antique bric-a-brac stall For further details/queries phone Su Cumber on 01227 720877 This event is organised by The Friends of St Mary’s to help save the fabric of the church building

Teas, Coffees & Refreshments ~ Cake Stall ~ Plants ~ Vintage China ~ Books, DVD’s ~Nearly New Stall ~ ~ And much, much more ~

Minster Village Plan Questionnaire This questionnaire will be used to collect important information and views of the residents of Minster. The responses will be used to develop the Parish Plan for the next ten years. The plan will help to shape the development of our Parish and may also be used to support funding applications for future projects. It is really important that everyone completes the questionnaire to ensure that the Parish Plan is truly representative. If additional adults in your household would like to complete their own questionnaire further copies are available from the Parish Council Office, Ben’s, Attwell’s, W.S. Cole and the Library, or can be downloaded from the website:www.minsterpc.kentparishes.gov.uk You may also complete this form online at:- www.minster-in-thanet.org.uk/clpq2013/clpq2013.pdf Please return your questionnaire to the Library or Parish Council Office by 12th April 2013 Volunteers from the community will also be calling to collect your form

Section 1: Housing Which, if any, of the following would you consider needs developing within the village over the next 10 years? (tick all that apply) Affordable Housing/ Shared Ownership

Retirement Properties

Residential Home (elderly)

Residential Home (disabled)

Executive Housing

Mixed Housing Development (50+ homes)

Small mixed development (10 houses)

Individual infill plots for single houses

Comments on Section 1:

Section 2: Social & Community 1. From the list below which of the following do you think need preserving or enhancing? (tick all that apply) Facility / Amenity

Preserving Enhancing

Facility/ Amenity

Conservation Area

Village Hall

Listed buildings and monuments

Old Schools Hall




Molineux Road Play Area

Flowers / Hanging Baskets

Out of School Clubs / facilities

Recreation Ground and associated facilities

Pre-school toddler groups

Sports Pavilion

Child care facilities

All Weather Pitch

Activities for retired elderly

Salvation Army Hall

Recycling facilities

Minster Abbey

Public lavatories

Village clubs (Please state) Other (Please state)

Preserving Enhancing

Section 2: Social & Community (Continued) 2. Are there any additional facilities / activities not listed above that you particularly value?

3. Are there any facilities / clubs you would like to have in the village? (tick all that apply) Outside exercise equipment

Flicks in the Sticks (village cinema)

Tennis courts

Multi game courts (basketball, netball etc.)

Community Centre

Other (Please state):

4. If funds were available to improve Minster Library, which of the following would you want? (tick all that apply) General increase in books

More large print books

More audio books (adult)

More audio books (child)

More rental DVD's

Update computer chairs

5. If available would you like an allotment? (Please tick)



6. If you have a large garden or piece of land would you be willing to rent this for allotment use (land share scheme)?



7. Do you think Minster Cemetery is adequately maintained?



8. Due to the shortage of burial plots the Parish Council are exploring the possibility of extending the size of the cemetery. Do you support this?


9. Do you feel the village is a safe environment?

No Yes


10. Would you like to see any of the following? (please tick all that apply) Increased street lighting

Increased Police presence

Other (Please state) 11. Do you think disabled facilities in the village are adequate?



12. Would you support any of the following? (please tick all that apply) More dropped kerbs

Wider paths

Textured paving

Crossing points. e.g.: Islands/ Zebra crossings

Disabled access to shops

Other, please state:

13. Do you read the Parish magazine “Minster Matters�? 14. Do you have Internet access at home?


Yes No

15. Would you support any of the following? Increased speed of access

Increased Wi-Fi hotspots

More public access to computer terminals Comments on Section 2:


Section 3: Economy 1. How often do you use the following shops / businesses? Daily


Less often



Charity Shops




Dog Grooming



Post Office

Take Away Foods



Beauty Salon



Less often

Hairdressers 2. What influences your choice? (Please tick)

3. Which of the following would you like your local businesses to provide? (Please tick)


Internet shopping


Home delivery

Choice of products

Loyalty scheme


Transport to village centre from Minster outskirts


Other (Please state):

Other (Please state) 4. To encourage visitors, would you support any of the following? Welcome Gateway into the village (as at Acol) Additional Parking Museum / Heritage Centre Themed guided walks Improved cycle access Picnic area Children's play area Increased coverage of village events Festival unique to Minster: please suggest Promotional leaflet for Tourist Info points Camping Facilities Any suggestions: Other (Please state)

5. Which of the following economic development would you support? Office space Workshops Other (please state)

Retail space

Section 3: Economy (Continued) 6. Do you support any further development of Manston Airport?



Comments on Section 3:

Section 4: Environment 1. Are you satisfied with the condition of the street furniture? Yes




Lamp posts

Litter bins

Street signs

2. Are you satisfied with the cleanliness of the village?



3. Are you satisfied with the maintenance of green areas? (hedges, trees, grass areas) Yes


4. Do you think litter clearance in the village is adequate?



5. Do you think there are adequate recycling facilities in the village?


6. Do you feel speeding traffic impacts on the village environment? 7. How would you rate traffic flow in the Village?



No No



Comments on Section 4:

Section 5: Transport 1. Would you support any of the following? (Please tick all that apply) Make no changes

One way system

Reduced speed limit

Double yellow lines

Restricted parking

Traffic calming measures

2. Do you think access into the village is adequate?



Would you support any of the following? (Please tick all that apply) Additional access road

Increased bus service

Increase train service (Local)

Improved train service (London)

Volunteer driving scheme (e.g.: Hospital runs) 3. Do you consider footpaths and pavements in the village are adequate?




Section 5: Transport (Continued) 4. Would you support dedicated cycle paths in Minster?




Comments on Section 5:

Section 6: General Questions 1. How many people in the following age groups live in your house? Under 5 years

5-11 years

12–18 years

18–25 years

26–35 years

36-45 years

46-55 years

56-65 years

65-75 years

75+ years

2. What do you most like about living in Minster?

3. What do you least like about living in Minster?

Comments on Section 6:

Optional: Please fill in your house number and post code below. House Number/Name:

Post Code:

Thank you for completing the survey. If you have anyone in your household aged 11-18 years, the next few questions are for them to complete. If you do not have anyone living with you in this age bracket, this is the end of the survey.

This questionnaire will be used to collect information and views of 11-18 year olds living in Minster. The responses will be used to inform the Parish Plan that will represent the views of our community. The plan will help to shape the development of our Parish and may also be used to support funding applications for future projects. We would really value your views to ensure that the Parish Plan is truly representative. If there is more than one 11-18 year old living in your household, further copies are available from the Parish Council Office, Ben’s, Attwell’s, W.S. Cole and the Library, or it can be downloaded from the website at:- www.minster-in-thanet.org.uk/clpq2013.pdf You may also complete this form online at:- www.minster-in-thanet.org.uk/clpq2013/clpq2013.pdf Please return your questionnaire to the Library or Parish Council Office by 12th April 2013 Volunteers from the community will also be calling to collect your form. Section 1: About you How old are you?




Which of these applies to you? School



Do you like living in Minster?


Part-time work

Full-time work

Not working

1-2 times a week

Only occasionally



Section 2: Things to do in Minster


Which of the following do you use?

3-4 times a week

Library Church Village Hall Old Schools Hall Molineux Road Play Park Recreation Ground All-Weather Pitch Skate Park Other (Please state): Do you use the library?



Would you like to see any of the following in the library? General increase in books

More large print books

More audio books (adult)

More audio books (child)

More rental DVD's

Update computer chairs

Rental computer games

Children’s Groups

Other (please state): Do you think there are enough activities/ clubs for young people in Minster? Do you attend any clubs/ groups in Minster? If so, please tell us which ones:



Would you like to see any of the following? Play area for older children

Volunteer opportunities

Multi-use games court e.g.: Tennis

Arts & Craft Group

Youth Club

Music Group

Cinema Club

Outdoor exercise equipment

Junior Sports League

If so, which sport?

Other (Please state): Do you use the Molineux Road play area?



How would you rate the play area in Molineux Road? Good


Needs improving


Section 3: Around the Village Do you feel safe in Minster? Yes during the day time

No during the day time

Yes after dark

No after dark

I don't go out alone Have you ever been bullied or intimidated by other young people in the village?




Would you like any of the following in Minster? More Police patrols

Additional Community Wardens

Increased CCTV

More street lighting Which of the following do you think are important to the village? Public benches Skate Park

All Weather Pitch

Recreation Grounds

Molineux Road Play Area

Sports Pavilion

Which methods of public transport do you use?




Would you support any of the following? Additional access road

Increased bus service

Increase train service (Local)

Improved train service (London)

Do you have internet access at home? Would you support any of the following? Increased speed of access Increased Wi-Fi hotspots More public access to computer terminals



What is good about Minster village?

What could be improved?

Is there anything else you would like to tell us?

Thank you for completing the survey!

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Saturday 07:00 - Saturday Breakfast 10:00 - Andy Theoff 14:00 - The Saturday Sports Show in Partnership with Sittingbourne Greyhounds 18:00 - All Music Saturday Night DJ and commercial free 22:00 - Club Academy Live with Mark Mulvihill Sunday 00:00 - Club Academy Live with Mark Mulvihill 02:00 - Thanet After Dark 07:00 - Easy Sunday 10:00 - Our Very Own Richard & Judy 13:00 - Glen Thompsett 16:00 - Horace's Palace of Fun 19:00 - Sunday Night Live with Howard Evans (Catch the MM Editor here once a month) (this month -March 24th) 22:00 - Dreamtime


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Minster Just 2 years old !! Immaculate semi detached house 3 bedrooms, en-suite and family bathroom, sitting room and kitchen/diner, garden, garage, balance of NHBC EPC Rating = B


Minster NEARING COMPLETION - refurbished semi detached house rarely available 3 bedrooms, new shower room and kitchen, rewired, re-plastered, gas central heating, gardens front and rear with off street parking £130,000 EPCRating = C £249,950

Unique detached village property formerly the Telephone Exchange 1 bedroom, shower room, kitchen, lounge/diner, pretty rear garden, off street parking to the front

£210,000 EPC Rating = TBC

A very well presented extended semi detached chalet house offering 4 bedrooms, bathroom, separate shower room, 5th bedroom or study on ground floor, garden, garage and additional off street parking EPC Rating = E £235,000

Minster Office 71 High St, Minster t: 01843 823200



A most unusual detached Grade II Listed house 4 bedrooms, 3 with en-suite shower rooms, living room, kitchen/family room, utility room and study, pretty garden, double detached garge and off street parking EPC Rating = D £299,950

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Well presented semi detached bungalow 2 bedrooms, bathroom, separate W.C. modern kitchen/diner and conservatory, garden, garage and off street parking EPC Rating = D


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MC PAVING Driveway Specialists


Head Office Head Office 01227131 2653627 320 0800 or or 01227 07788 265320 440 196

44 Herne Bay Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 2LP

Offering only the finest drive and pathway products, we are dedicated to making your driveway dream a reality. With MC Paving, Driveway Specialists your design possibilities are virtually limitless. All of our staff have many years of experience to ensure the highest standard of improvement to your property. We make sure that the ground is properly prepared to ensure a long lasting and flawless finish. We use high quality materials which are durable and attractive.


www.mcpavinganddriveway.co.uk www.mcpavinganddriveway.co.uk 0800 131440 3627 or 01227 01227 265320 07788 196 or 265 320 email:info@mcpavinganddriveway.co.uk info@mcpavinganddriveway.co.uk email:

Term time fees only

Safe and Structured environment

Daily choice of menu, fresh fruits and salads

Taster sessions now available We offer breakfast club, after-school club, holiday clubs and open days with the same passionate manager - Anita We offer a fantastic setting and environment where your child’s needs are met with age appropriate activities and resources from 4 to 11 years with a fantastic and dedicated team of staff. We also offer a walking bus to and from school, outdoor activities team games and picnics, fun visitors to the setting and a holiday club where the children are never bored just tired from all of our activities and day trips out of the village. Prospectus and Fliers available from Minster C of E Primary School Reception, or for further information please contact ANITA on 07950 448595

Qualified, caring and dedicated staff EYFS Area – age 4-11

STREETWISE Out of School Club & Holiday Club. Church Street. Minster. CT12 4BX OFSTED Registered – EY245572 Inspection report available


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THE SPORTSMAN 123 Sandwich Road, Cliffsend 01843 852547


Home Cooked Food Friday - Saturday Lunch 12.00 to 2.30 Evening 6.00 to 9.00 Sunday Roasts 12.00 to 4.00

Birchington Groups Church House, Kent Gardens Wednesday 9.30am (Opening 12th September) Kearns Hall, Grenham Bay Avenue, Minnis Bay Wednesdays 5.30pm & 7.30pm Tel: Jo 07793 032 134

Live Music Book now for a table for 2 for a romantic 3 course set meal £25.95 per couple To listen to Michael Buble @ 9.00 on Saturday 20th April Real Ales - Great selection of Wines by the bottle or by the glass. We also now have a selection of lovely Champagne’s so you may treat your lady We take pride in having a lovely atmosphere Function Room available (free hire) for all parties

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The White Stag Monkton 01843 823 760 Village Pub and Restaurant PROBABLY THE BEST CARVERY IN THANET Children - Half Price

NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR EASTER SUNDAY 31ST MARCH 30th March Easter Saturday Evening Disco Tones - Dance Dance Dance 31st March Easter Sunday Evening The Very Talented - Oasis Tone a wide variety of songs from pop to jazz CHECK BOARDS FOR FORTHCOMING EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT FUNCTION ROOM FOR HIRE OPENING ON TO GARDEN - SELF CATERING OR PUB CATERING FIELD FOR HIRE FOR VENUE OR EVENTS 2L/1

Morton’s Fork RESTAURANT AND BAR Station Road, Minster 01843 823 000

Dear Minstonians As you may or may not know we are leaving Mortons Fork due to the current economic climate. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers past and present for their support and to all the friends we have made in the village over the past 6 years. We are leaving on Sunday 14th April so last day of trading will be breakfast and lunch on Saturday 13th. Again thank you all and see you around the village. Shaun


15hrs FREE per week during term time for 3 and 4yr olds Warm and Friendly Environment OFSTED Registered Fully Qualified Staff Open 7.30am - 6.00pm Before and After School Care Ages 6 months - 11 years Quality Care and Safety Provided Age Appropriate Rooms Breakfast, 2 course HOT Lunch and HOT Tea Provided Morning and Afternoon Healthy Snacks

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Holiday Inn Express

This offer is subject to availability, and will qualify only on production of this advert. We also reserve the right to withdraw the offer at any time prior to booking (not available in conjunction with any other special offers)

AMBER’S ADVICE If people do not know much do not laugh at them, for every one of them knows something that you do not. (A Gipsy Proverb)

TIGER’S TIP SILVER - To keep silver dry, and so prevent it from tarnishing, put a few pieces of chalk in the drawer with it to absorb moisture.

The Ironing Fairy Fed up of watching your ironing pile grow??? Then let “The Ironing Fairy” make it disappear!!!! Local Minster Lady Smoke free home Contact Jane on 01843 822 696 or 07740 240 317

£7.50 per. hour


Councillor Mike Roberts your

Conservative Councillor

Peking & Cantonese Cuisine

Interior & Exterior Home Improvements and Repairs

& Take Away

Also Hedge Cutting , Gardening , Fencing , Patios


Chinese Restaurant 2 Monkton Road, Minster

01843 822 371

Free estimates. No job too small. Local, Reliable and Friendly. Fully Insured.

Ring Trevor on: 01843 822 541 07765 907480

for the Thanet Villages Ward

Tel: 01843 851 726 e-mail: marlec@tesco.net

For all the jobs you don’t have time to do !

A La Carte Menu Available Buffet Menu - Eat As Much As You Can £13.95

Delivery Service £1.20 Delivery Charge on Every Order Minimum Order £10.00 within 3 mile radius



Sunday 12noon - 2.00pm 5.00pm - 11.00pm Monday - Wednesday 5.00pm - 11.00pm Thursday - Saturday 12noon - 2.00pm 5.00pm - 11.30pm


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April 2013

Church News and Service Times St. Mary’s the Virgin, Minster Rev. Bob Coles, 821250 Sunday Services In APRIL 7th April 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Praise Service 6.30pm: Evensong 14th April 9.00am: Holy Communion(BCP) 10.00am: Holy Communion(CW) 21st April 11.00am: Holy Communion Bob Coles’ last Service at Minster 28th April 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Holy Communion (CW)

Mid-week Services at St Mary’s Wednesdays at 10.30am

St Mary Magdalene, Monkton Sunday Services In APRIL 7th April 10.15am: Holy Communion (CW) 14th April 10.15am: Holy Communion(BCP) 21st April No Service - joining Minster 28th April 10.15am: Holy Communion (CW)

Open Gardens 15th - 16th June We will be holding our 15th Open Gardens this year. There is still time to enter your garden. Please contact Rev’d Bob Coles: 821250

Funerals 11th February: Irene Sobolewski (92) at Ramsgate Cemetery 15th February: Ruth Macdonald (93) at Minster Parish Church and Thanet Crematorium


The Catholic Parish of Ramsgate and Minster Reverend Marcus Holden 592071 ramsgateandminster@gmail.com www.ramsgateandminster.com Parish Office Saints Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road Ramsgate CT11 7DS

Catholic Mass each Wednesday and Holyday of Obligation at 12.00noon in the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Minster and each Sunday at 10.00am in Minster Abbey For other Catholic Services please see the Minster Abbey entry below Minster Abbey www.minsterabbeynuns.org The Abbey Chapel is open for prayer throughout the day Lauds: 8.30am Mass 9.00am, Sunday 10.00am Mid day prayer 12.10pm Vespers 6.00pm Compline 7.50pm (followed by Silent Prayer) All our visitors, not only Christians but people of all faiths and spiritual tradition, all who ‘truly seek God’ (rule of St. Benedict) are warmly welcomed to join us in prayer, in our beautiful monastic chapel.

Joyce Adelaide Keene Sadly passed away February 23rd She will be missed by all her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Her final resting place will be with her beloved Bill. Always in our hearts. Love Jan, Paul, Amy, Emma, Miranda and her Great Grandchildren

Tothill Street, Minster

What’s on: Monday Bumps & Babies 9.30am Friendship Club 2.15pm Tuesday Parent & Toddlers 9.30am Wednesday Keep Fit 10.15am Home League 2.00pm Thursday Prayer group 9.15am (70 Monkton Road) Sunday 10.30am Family Worship (Including Kids Church 11.00am) 6.00pm Evening Worship For further details contact: Captains Bryn & Lyn Hargreaves 822308 or 825178

Forthcoming Event

Saturday 11th May ‘A Musical Evening’

Visit of Hythe Salvation Army Music Sections More details in the next issue A Christian Church and a Registered Charity No 214779 & in Scotland SC009359

In Loving Memory Kath Marina Kate Mummery It’s been two years that you’ve left us Missed each and every day Lots of love Jean & Family xx


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April 2013



WITH JANE WENHAM JONES on Saturday 13th April at 10.30 am Jane will be talking about her books and the writing process Tickets are free and available from Minster in Thanet Library, 4A Monkton Road, Minster Tel No: 08458 247 200 Email: minsterthanetlibrary@kent.gov.uk Web: www.kent.gov.uk/libs



AND WISDOM EVENING Saturday 27th April 2013 7.00pm for 7.30pm start, Village Hall Quizmaster Peter Warr Tickets £6 per person, maximum table of 8

Price includes Ploughman’s Supper Please bring your own drinks, glasses and cutlery TICKETS MUST BE BOUGHT IN ADVANCE Please ring Liz on 07968 473 689 Cake sale in aid of Pilgrims Hospice

MINSTER A.W. SPORTS PITCH Now taking bookings - Office hrs 9am-12noon Mon-Fri Hire times and prices from 1st April 2012 Monday-Friday Saturday & Sunday 09:00hrs to 12:00hrs (Off-Peak) 09:00hrs to 21:00hrs 15:00hrs to 21:00hrs Price Structure * Full Pitch : £34/hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £23hour Half Pitch : £23/hour (1 five a side pitch) * A 10% discount will be given to Minster clubs and residents booking the ‘Full Pitch’ option only. To book this facility please contact Kyla Lamb, at the Parish Office, 4A Monkton Rd, Minster CT12 4EA t: 821339 f: 825869 e: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk MINSTER VILLAGE HALL BOWLS GROUP

Short Mat Bowls Sessions for April Come along to one of our sessions on a Tuesday or Sunday evening. We are an extremely friendly group and will lend you bowls to get you started. It’s well worth trying !! Sundays



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April 2013


What’s On…

11 Tothill Street, Minster


Saturday 13th April Quiz and Fizz Night 4.00pm-6.30pm

Come and join us for a game of Bingo EVERY WED. 2.00pm - 4.00pm

£5 inc Refreshments Have fun and test your knowledge

ALL MEMBERS & Bona-fide guests welcome Phone Pat - 822622 or Maureen - 823434


Next Meeting April 10th 2.00pm St Mary’s Church All Welcome Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Women’s Section NEXT MEETING Monday 8th APRIL 7.30pm Guess “Who’s the Baby”. Raffle prizes needed for all meetings For further information please contact Miriam Smith on 822589

St. Nicholas-at-Wade Open Gardens Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June 11.00am to 5.00pm Approx 12 village gardens open Gardeners’ Lunches; Cream Teas; Art and Flower Exhibitions in the Church CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS MKT Last Sunday of each Month Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further info contact June Chadband

Fund-Raising Concert in aid of St. Nicholas-at-Wade Church Saturday 27th April 7.30pm @

St. Nicholas-at-Wade Parish Church “BROADWAY TO THE WEST END" A company of very talented performers will provide an evening of Music, Song and Dance Adults £12 on the door or £10 in advance Senior Citizens and Children £8 from St. Nicholas Post Office or phone 842805 Includes wine & cheese, teas, coffees,biscuits.

Audrey’s and Shirley’s Charity Dance Saturday 6th April Country and Western Evening Live Music £6.00 per person - tickets from Audrey .. 821792 or Shirley .. 822015

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St Mary’s Church

Further information from Melanie Clarkson 01304 617 197 info@sandwichtowncouncil.gv.uk

MINSTER-IN-THANET WI NEXT MEETING Tuesday 9th April 7.30pm Village Hall Speaker David Fagg on ‘Kent Air Ambulance’ Coffee and Chat Thursday 18th April Village Hall Committee Room 10.00am to 12.00noon All Welcome Wine & Wisdom Saturday 27th April 7.00pm - Village Hall (see page 22 for further details) MINSTER HEALTHY WALK

k.chadband@btinternet.com Last Saturday of each Month Guildhall, Cattle Market

COFFEE MORNING and Plant Sale SATURDAY 20th APRIL Old Schools 9.30am to 11.30am

In aid of Surgery 24hr Blood Pressure Monitor



NEXT MEETING WEDNESDAY 17th APRIL VILLAGE HALL 7.30pm Speaker Janine Dalton on “Spring Bulbs” Points Competition A Spring Flower

Ringing Practice on Wednesdays 19:30 to 21:00 find us on the web at: http://bell-tower.co.uk/minster/ and for further information email: info@minster.bell-tower.co.uk

meets at Minster School on Thursday mornings (term time only) 9.00am for a 9.15am start The walk is suitable for all ages and is a gentle pace as well as buggy friendly It lasts between 45 minutes to an hour, afterwards we have refreshments at Minster Library If you are interested in joining our walk please contact Michelle Mannering 01843 841082


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April 2013

SIR ROGER GALE MP Roger holds regular advice surgeries. For appointments and advice on urgent problems:

Ring: 01843 848588 (a.m. from l0.00) Fax: 01843 844856 (24-hour) Page: 07623 978479 (24-hour) Web: www.rogergale.co.uk Email: galerj@parliament.uk Write: HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, SW1A 0AA 2L/6


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Just a reminder to parents that the library offers HOMEWORK HELP on a Thursday from 3.30pm to 4.45pm for any children aged 8 and over


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April 2013

Editors this month Emily Smith and Grace McDonald Looking after your teeth It’s that time of year again where everyone is going to the dentist and having their teeth checked. Because it is very important to brush your teeth 2 or 3 times a day for 2 minutes. I brush my teeth every morning and every night. This is great because I am 10 and have no fillings, no braces, no retainer and no teeth missed when I am brushing. But every year I go to the dentist the dentist checks my teeth and always says… you have healthy clean teeth and gives me a sticker! By Grace McDonald

Skype Skype is where you can video chat your friends online for free. You can surf the internet whilst video chatting on Skype. Also, you can instant message with really cool emotions. There is a really funny one where there is a man doing the moonwalk and the ripple! LOL!!! Yesterday we all skyped, these are the people that skyped: ● Emily W ● Emily S ● Katrina ● Tulasi ● Georgina ● Annabelle But the catch is, that we couldn’t see each other with this many people in the conversation. We only could see a picture of them and hear them. At 8:30pm, Emily S, Emily W (us) and Katrina played the emoticon game. It was really funny and cool!! By Emily Wallis and Emily Smith

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Ariana Grande Ariana Grande is a singer, actress and model. Some people know her as Cat from Victorious. She is my favourite celebrity and I know a lot about her, I’ve made a book of facts all about her. She was born in St Jude’s hospital of the 26th June 1993 at 12.43 pm, she loves polka dots, British accents, hair bands and dolphins, she has a little heart tattoo on her toe,her favourite TV program is Gossip Girl and she wants to go to Japan! By: Emily Wallis and Hannah Prentis

Sir Roger Manwood’s! I am going to Sir Roger Manwood’s (SRMS)! Sir Roger Manwood’s is a grammar school in Sandwich. It is REALLY cool! Manwood’s is also a boarding school, it has 55 boarders. Altogether, SRMS has 915 students and 300 sixth form. There are 4 houses, Trappers (Navy), Dorman (Red), Tudors (Sky Blue) and Knolles (Bottle)! It was inspected by OFSTED in April, and was reported as an ‘outstanding school’. That’s all about Sir Roger Manwood’s!!! By Emily Smith

Fact file on Ray:

Fave colour= Green Fave number= 7 Fave food= Marzipan Fave drink= 7up Fave country= Britain Fave planet in Space other than the world= Mars Fave letter= R Fave whiteboard pen colour= Blue Fave singer= Olly Murs Least fave singer= James Arthur Fave hair colour= Blonde Fave eye colour= Green Fave shade of pink= Bubble gum Fave hair accessory= clip (lol) Fave piece of clothing=Shirt Fave type of shoe= shoes with laces Fave shop= Maplins Arianne’s Roller Disco Party! Me and Georgina are going to a roller disco party on the 2nd of I hope you learnt a lot about Ray By Annabelle Fleming, Ebony O’Reilly and Beatrice Cocks March. We will have an awesome time! Most of the class are going. Me and my bff Georgina will be identical... well almost. Easter We will have the same clothes and hair and face makeup!!! Easter is going to happen soon yay! Do you know what this Me and Georgie (Georgina) will have soo much fun. Did you means chocolate more and more chocolate! I love chocolate know that a day with out laughter is a day wasted! you get all kinds of Easter eggs such as Milky Way, Smarties, By Hannah Prentis and Georgina Graham Crème Egg, Caramel Lindt and many more. I hope you enjoy your chocolate at Easter!

Chinese Powder Poo A Chinese Powder Poo is a type of dog. My Nan has one and her name is Masiey. She was 1 in January and is very playful. I buy her birthday and Christmas prezzies. This Christmas I got Masiey a chow toy and for her birthday 2 squeaky bones; A yellow one and a green one. I take her for a walk every weekend either to the park or along the sea front. She is white and fluffy. This is what she looks like.

By Alice Cox

E Safety E Safety is about staying safe on the Internet. If you are being bullied online you should tell someone that you trust. If you are being bullied you must report it to an adult. You can tell anyone if you are being bullied online, and it doesn’t have to be an adult. By Amelie Kemp TV Shows Do you watch TV much at home? Well. I do!! If you do watch TV, there are lots of different TV shows that you can watch. Here are some examples: Victorious, iCarly, T.U.F.F. Puppy, Big Time Rush, SpongeBob, Super Ninjas, Camp Orange, Mr Bean. And lots more but I can’t think of any more!! By Georgina Graham


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MM Issue 146 April 13  

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MM Issue 146 April 13  

village magazine