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Minster Matters

Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 194 : August 2017 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM - Issue 106)


Decimus Property are holding a public exhibition to provide an opportunity for residents to review their proposed plans for a Costa Coffee and a farm shop on vacant land south of the Laundry Road service station, off the A299. The proposals would bring an active use to an unused piece of land and are intended to complement the existing facilities at the adjacent services. Members of the development team will be available at the exhibition and we look forward to discussing our proposals with you. A feedback questionnaire will be provided at the exhibition, and our intention is to seek the views of local residents as we prepare a planning application for submission to Thanet District Council to seek planning permission for the proposed scheme. If you do have any queries regarding the proposals or the exhibition please contact Garry Gatt of Decimus on 01892 704 300 or email – mail@decimusproperty

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Has a vacancy for an Assistant Parish Clerk to work in their busy Parish Office. This is a part time position, 18 hours per week (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9-3 each day) Salary ÂŁ10,680 p.a. SCP 24. Working in a small team you will need to be flexible with strong multi-tasking skills. You will need to be competent in a range of practical and organisational skills to support The Clerk/ Responsible Finance Officer and the work of the Council. Experience with office systems, IT and computerised bookkeeping /payroll software are essential. You will also need to have the people skills to work with elected Councillors, residents and others from public and private sector bodies. Minster is an active authority and apart from the normal activities of a Parish Council it also undertakes agency services as part of an agreement with Thanet District Council. The operations include:the management of the Cemetery, Pavilion, Recreation Grounds, Environmental Services, public open spaces , verges and other services. Please contact Parish Clerk, Kyla Lamb for a job description and person specification at or 01843 821 339. Should you wish to apply for the position please send your CV with a covering letter to Kyla Lamb, The Clerk, 4a Monkton Road, Minster, Nr. Ramsgate, Kent CT12 4EA. The closing date for applications is Monday 14th August 2017.

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Monthly Circulation - 2300 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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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 Thanet STD Code : 01843 Community Warden Aaron Kluibenschadl: 07811 271 302 PCSOs Craig Raisbeck & Shaun Riches: 101 Police: 101 (for reporting anything except emergencies) Emergencies: 999 or 112 Thanet District Council: 577 000 Orbit Housing: Community Dog Warden: 577 580 Salvation Army Hall: 825 178 Library: 03000 41 31 31 Doctor’s Surgery: 821 333 (appointments only, 8.00am -10.00am) Patient Liaison Group: 821 200 Vets: 825 999 Post Office: 821 291 Minster School: 821 384 Village: Show: Business Association: Freegle: Mobility Scooters & Wheelchairs etc. (to loan): 07864 345 019 Venues available for Hire John Spanton Pavilion (in Rec) All Weather Sports Pitch & MUGA bookings for the above venues via

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Minster Parish Council

next meeting will be held on:

Tuesday 5 September @ 7pm in the Neighbourhood Centre

Members of the public are welcome to attend and 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:9.30am to 12noon weekdays; however due to commitments that require staff leaving the office it is better to ring first to ensure the office is manned tel: 821 339 fax: 825 869 Email: Next Meeting : 3 October

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MINSTER MATTERS NEEDS YOU!! Minster Matters are looking for a couple of keen ‘unpaid’ volunteers to join our team with a view to becoming page editors/layout designers. Training will obviously be given and Ray relevant software will be supplied. Prospective volunteers will need to have regular access to a Windows computer (apologies but our DTP program won’t run on a MAC, although that may change later this year). You must also Diane be willing to give up a weekend each month (or every other month if we can find 2 good people). You should be able to work as part NORTHROP SERVICES of a team, be IT literate and have an ’eye’ for layout and design. KITCHEN & BATHROOM FITTING The job will entail designing new advertisements from Diane Tiling, Plastering customers specs, laying out magazine pages ready for printing, & General Maintenance making best use of available space, helping to keep our websites HOME DECORATING updated and assisting with distribution. The position would best suit a retired/semi-retired person, a Interior & Exterior Diana stay at home parent or in fact anyone who feels they have the time Local, Reliable & Experienced to commit to keep this magazine ‘alive and kicking’. Contact Paul or Tracy We also have a position available for someone who can commit 01843 823 646 to one evening a month (or maybe every other month) for our audio Kevin recording at the Holiday Inn. Someone who knows the Audacity Flowers by Vanessa Bouquets, Baskets,Table decorations, program would be good, but we are willing to give training if Weddings or Funerals necessary. You will be required to ensure the monthly script is recorded Created with the “Personal Touch” successfully to our laptop and transferred to memory stick for delivery to our For designs with a difference audio editor. Vanessa Fairbrass If you feel you would like to ‘get involved’ in either of these positions then (C&G qualified florist) please speak to a member of the MM team or contact the editor - details can Rose Cottage, Manor Road, be found on page 2 of this issue. We look forward to meeting you!! St. Nicholas at Wade CT7 0NY

EDITORIAL As you can see from the article above we are looking for volunteers to help us keep this magazine in production. I’m not getting any younger and it is time for me to start looking to lighten my workload somewhat, but to do that the team need some very willing volunteers who have time to commit to this project. I’ve now been involved for over 11 years and I’d like to be able to pass on my knowledge and experience. On a different note, it was great to see so many at the Show this past weekend luckily the rain held off just long enough. Even Zac came out to meet some of his loyal followers. Well as usual I’v all too soon run out of space so it just leaves me enough room to ask my usual question - where’s Zac? Gel Polish on fingers and toes only £28 Book now to avoid disappointment

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PATIENT LIAISON GROUP MINSTER SURGERY TO TRIAL NEW TEST EQUIPMENT Minster is one of very few surgeries across NHS England to be asked to pilot the new “C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Rapid Test Cassette” and “Mini Cube” diagnostic equipment. CRP is found in patients with acute infections and inflammatory conditions and this equipment is 99.9% accurate in determining whether patients need antibiotics, and whether they are benefiting and improving a patient’s condition. The equipment has just been received and following commissioning and training the pilot is expected to start at the beginning of September. It will last one month, then the Practice will submit a report to the manufacturers with respect to the efficiency, costs and suitability for use in a General Practice and Primary Care. If the trial is deemed successful, this group would hope to purchase the equipment to provide another facility for the benefit of our patients. SEASONAL WINTER ‘FLU VACCINATIONS Vaccination Clinics will be held on Saturday 23rd September and Saturday 14 October from 9.00am and 1.00pm. Appointments are now available and can be made in the usual way via the surgery. Eligible and at risk patients will receive a reminder on their repeat prescription list and will be invited to make an appointment on either of these days. If you have any concerns about your eligibility or availability of the vaccination, please contact reception. MISSED APPOINTMENTS Last month 43 patients did not attend their doctor’s appointment and 61 did not attend their nurse’s appointment, so that’s still 104 patients wasting valuable appointments and time. Please remember if you don’t need it - cancel it! Keep forgetting? Get our text reminder service. A sincere thank you to those who do cancel or apologise. FRIENDS AND FAMILY SURVEY Thank you all those who take part and please continue to do so, we welcome all your comments, because any feedback, good or bad, can help us to continually improve our service. Last month we received 210 patient responses to “Would you recommend our Practice” and the results are as follows: Extremely likely/Likely - 92%; Extremely unlikely/Unlikely - 6%; Unsure/Don’t know - 2%. ‘WALK FOR LIFE’ ACTIVITY PROGRAMME Join us every Thursday morning at 10.30 for a walk around the local area for about an hour or so, and meet old and new friends. Bring your pets as well, they might also enjoy the exercise and make new friends! SURGERY CLOSURE DAYS Please note that the surgery will close from 12.00 noon on Thursday 28th September and from 1.00pm on Wednesday 18th October for staff training. Bank Holiday, Monday 29th August, closed all day. Please ensure that you have sufficient medication to last you during these times, and of course, please don’t forget to include all the family who may require repeat prescriptions and check when their medication review appointment is due. Should you need to see a Doctor when the surgery is closed, please call the NHS 111 Service via the normal surgery number 821 333 where you will be transferred automatically, or you can call direct on 111, to receive non-urgent confidential health advice and information for you and your family. For urgent/life threatening cases please dial 999 as normal. A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY! Our Annual Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday 18 November. As this is our most popular event tables are highly sought after and are on sale now! So please book early to avoid disappointment, as some have already been sold! LIAISON GROUP MEETING If you have any issues you would like to raise at our next meeting, or require further information on any of the above, then please contact either Ken Self on 821200 or Jeanne Lawrence on 821049. or email

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Audrey was a happy, positive and generous person, as independent and stubborn as they come. Always good to have around, and first in the kitchen to help dish up and wash up at the retirement group events and any other function. Fruit&Veg ~ Flowers&Plants ~ Sweets&Gifts ~ PetFood Audrey was born in Minster, Thanet, to parents Charles and Ada Bray. As a teenager she helped out her grandparents who ran the village shop. Her husband John died in 2000 and they didn’t have any children. Her older sister Joan died in 2007. Her younger brother John died in 1999, leaving two daughters. (Audrey’s father was my Order a weekly fruit and veg box from us today mother’s brother and her mother was my father’s aunt. Audrey was also my Godmother.) …. On leaving school Audrey worked as a retail assistant in several shops in Canterbury Much of our seasonal produce is farm fresh and including Jones Shoes, Theobald and Coopers in the Butter Market and the Newsagents locally sourced from within 10 miles. in Burgate. For most of her married life she was a housewife and supported her Give us a call, order online or visit us in store husband in his career. Hurry as our FREE delivery slots are filling up Audrey and John married in 1948 and moved into a house in Monastery Street, Canterbury, then moving from there to Old Park Avenue, Canterbury. John eventually LOCAL – LOCAL – LOCAL – LOCAL – LOCAL - LOCAL became the chief buyer for local building firm Wiltshire’s, where they made many strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, lifelong friends. redcurrants, blackcurrants, whitecurrants, gooseberries and plums They loved their corgi dogs, first Dusky, then Cindy, Tilly and Sandy and would take --- now in stock --them out walking round Canterbury or to the coast. They holidayed all over England and particularly enjoyed the Norfolk Broads. Audrey was a great knitter, knitting for all the family, matinee coats for the babies and cardigans, she even knitted Aran jumpers for sale in a local shop. She was a keen gardener and would enthusiastically fill the green bin before it went out each fortnight. 24a Monkton Road, Minster 01843 822 212 After her husband died in 2000, she took up embroidery and her house was hung with many pictures of her making. She went on several holidays around the County Thanet Mobile with Helen and Geoffrey and they would take her to visit with her sister in Southport while they visited family in Yorkshire. Clinic Do you suffer from Just over 2 years ago at the age of 87, Audrey decided it was time she left Old Corns ~ Callus/Dry Skin ~Fungal Infection Park Avenue, she picked a flat in Herne Bay with a view over the park, found a buyer Thickened Nails ~ Ingrowing Toenails for her house, and moved there in August 2015. Audrey preferred reading to watching Unable to cut your own nails? television and was very sociable, playing cards with her neighbours, bingo with the All treated in the comfort of your own home other residents in the flats where she lived and would join in with coffee mornings, Evening and Weekend Calls Available quizzes and raffles. She was very happy there, it is only in the last 4 months that her 07773 053 714 or 07570 791 953 health deteriorated. Debbie Mardell SAC Dip FHPT * SAC Dip FHPP * MRFHP The Bray family ran the village shop in the 1940's - John Bray, 1933 to 1999 Joan Bingham nee Bray, 1925 to 2007 - Audrey Cousins nee Bray, 1928 to 2017 PAINTING & DECORATING By NIGEL MATHER Your Local Professional Decorator Bringing High Quality Decorating Total made as of publication date was: to your home (or business) Interior & Exterior - No Job too Small Clean Reliable Service Free Advice & Problem Solving Free estimates without obligation


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Vanilla Panna Cotta Panna Cotta: 4 leaves of gelatine 12 floz/350ml double cream 12 floz/350ml milk (full fat or semi-skimmed) 1 ½ oz/35g caster sugar 1 pod of vanilla Cherry Compote: ½ lb/220g fresh cherries (preferably) with some extra to decorate small amount of sugar and water generous dash of some kind of fruit liqueur 6-8 ramekin dishes, depending on size First, soak the gelatine in cold water until it goes soft. In a large pan, mix together the cream, milk and sugar. Break open the vanilla pod and scrape out all the little seeds with the point of a knife. Add the seeds to the mixture, plus the pod. Bring the temperature up to a gentle simmer, stirring to stop the milk sticking to the bottom of the pan. Remove the pod. Squeeze out the gelatine leaves and add them to the pan, then take the pan off the heat and stir until the gelatine has dissolved, as you don’t want stringy bits. Pour into a jug, and then into the ramekins. Leave a little room at the top for the cherries. Chill until set – approx 2 hours. Stone the cherries and put them into a pan with a little water, sugar to taste, and Framboise or cherry liqueur. Simmer until the cherries release their delicious dark juice. Allow the cherries to cool before serving. Serve with the cherry compote and the cracked black pepper tuiles. If you make double the amount of cherries, you can put them into the Black Forest Trifle later! Upcoming Events

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August 2017

An invitation to take part in the PCC’s Annual Policing Survey

As Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Scott sets the strategic priorities for Kent Police. Professional Hairdressing Earlier this year he published Safer in Kent, The Community Safety and Criminal brought right to your door Justice Plan ( I am a local mobile hairdresser The plan is kept under constant review and is regularly updated in line with what with over 20 years experience local communities want. Professional Services at reasonable prices Mr Scott wants to know what matters most to you, so we are requesting that Call: Nikki Sutherland you please take a few minutes to fill out our short survey and that you encourage 07834 197 794 Facebook: Hair By-Nikki your friends, family and colleagues to complete it as well. The survey can be completed online here:, and is available in numerous languages simply by clicking the ‘Select Language’ button on the website. GARDEN SERVICES  You do not need to provide your name or any contact details if you do not wish to. 4 YOU If you would prefer the survey in a paper format, we can post copies out to you. Simply email us at: or call 01622 01843 570 553 or 07725 819 407 677 055. Please also get in touch if you require the survey in any other format. This is your opportunity to make a real difference and have your say on what LANDSCAPING & GARDEN Kent Police’s priorities should be. However, please remember that the Safer in Kent Plan only sets the strategic priorities for Kent Police - it cannot amend or MAINTENANCE change the way officers are deployed or the way operational decisions are made. ▪ Hedge Cutting and Pruning These are matters for the Chief Constable to determine. The PCC's job is to ▪ Lawn Care, Grass Cutting hold the Chief Constable to account for the delivery of the plan and its strategic ▪ Fertilisation objectives on your behalf. ▪ Moss Control, Weed Killing Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you in advance to those ▪ Fencing, Patios ▪ Patio & Decking Power Cleaning who complete the survey. A summary of the responses we receive will be published on the PCC’s website when the Safer in Kent Plan is next updated.

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MINSTER W.I. At our last meeting before our summer break our speaker was Gehad Homsey. He gave us a fascinating talk about the Mercy Ships and their amazing charitable work. This old car ferry had been converted into a floating hospital which had 4 wards, 6 operating theatres and 1 ICU. Before he retired Gehad was an anaesthetist who gave up his free time to work on the Mercy Ship. The boat sails into ports in West Africa and provides free surgery to men, women and children who would otherwise not be able to get this medical care. All the staff on the ship, doctors, nurses, cleaners, cooks etc are MINSTER POST OFFICE volunteers and since 1978 the charity has carried out 79,000 operations.

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08/08/17 Bat and Trap and Fish and Chips on the Rec 5pm 12/09/17 Philip Watts Barnsole Vineyards-Kentish Wines 15/09/17 Trip to Chatham Synagogue and Dockyard


. Mails . Travel Money . Money Gram Dear Editor, . Cash Withdrawals/Deposits I wrote the following to several government officials: . Motor Vehicle Licence “I am writing as a resident of Minster-in-Thanet for over 20 years and a New cards, wool, gifts, & DIY Items

concerned father of six children, 2 of which are vulnerable and young. The traffic and speeds of cars and especially HGV vehicles in Minster has risen to very dangerous levels. Villagers, including school children, elderly residents, visitors and working men and women are not safe walking or driving around our village any longer. I have observed on many occasions vehicles driving at over 50 mph on Tothill Street, Monkton Road and the High Street. The buses and HGVs do not have enough room to pass pedestrians safely even when the party walking is fully on the pavement. I witness incidents of road rage every day in front of my house, some of which border on breaking civil and criminal law. Please calm the traffic in Minster before someone gets killed.” In addition to the above, cars, buses and HGVs have taken to driving on the pavement to gain more room as they speed up and down Tothill Street at busy times, especially school traffic peak time. It is only a matter of time before someone gets seriously injured, either through a collision with a vehicle or an incident of road rage. Please let the residents of Minster know that this is a dangerous situation and getting worse by the day. It is the most important issue regarding travelling into and out of our once-safe village. Thanks for your attention and please use your publication to save a child or someone else’s life. Mr P. Allen, a concerned citizen


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Richard Greenfield Your Local Electrician Richard is Part P qualified and registered, so all his work is guaranteed, insured and certified where necessary. For free estimates and advice call: 07988 564 843 or email: 33, Watchester Lane, Minster, CT12 4DA

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August 2017 MINSTER ARMBOUTS-CAPPEL TWINNING We would like to thank those who supported us in Armbouts-Cappel for the Twinning Anniversary celebrations and also to thank the French for their organization and hospitality to us throughout the day. The weather was kind to us too. After the speeches, the Chair and Vice Chair presented the village with our new flag. (pictures on facing page) There will be an update on the Bingo Night in the next issue of Minster Matters as the event will be held after this report has gone to the printers. We’re also booking tables of 6-8 for our next quiz on Saturday2 September. Booking is essential, so please contact Carol on 01843 447 706, thank you On Sunday 3 September, we are holding a Treasure Hunt which starts at 2pm in the High Street car park, adjacent to The Bell Inn car park. This year it will be a 4 wheeled, 2 feet event, so you get the best of both worlds and the chance to win a trophy! A little exercise and a rest in the car. The cost is £5 per couple and children up to 12 are free. All participants are asked to bring their own picnic as a finishing treat. This is guaranteed to be fun, so fingers crossed for nice weather. Come and join us. If you need any further details please contact Ann or Jamie on 01843 822 156.

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The Saddler at Minster Traditional Village Family Friendly Pub BT and Sky Sports Pool - Darts Large Garden Facebook The Saddler at Minster

Tel 01843 821 331

SCHOOL VOUCHERS Attwells Newsagents collect all varieties of

when they are available. So if you ever have any to spare please drop them into the shop - they will be put to good use locally.

Breakfast   Lunch  Evening  Menu available Monday to Friday  9am - 8.30pm Sat - Sun  10am - 4pm   Daily Specials  See Boards for details

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On Tuesday 18th July between 0700 and 1830 members of the community conducted a traffic survey at the top of Tothill Street to assess the volume of traffic coming into and going out of the village at that location. We hope that this information will inform the Planning Authority and the village in general, about the potential effects of large scale developments, both locally and within Thanet, as well as the expansion of the service area, on the local traffic volumes. The Minster roundabout is in fact the single southern exit from Thanet through which much of the traffic volumes created by any Manston development and additional housing will pass. This will influence Tothill Street and the village. We would like to thank the volunteers who gave of their time to assist in the survey. It can be seen from the table and graphs that there were very nearly 10,000 vehicle movements at the location. Whilst there were expected peaks at certain times it was clear there was a very high consistent level of traffic throughout the period. A snapshot, whilst useful, is only one observation and it is intended to repeat the exercise later in the year for comparison. It is also intended to conduct a village centre survey as time permits. Details will be published on our Facebook page Minstersfuturematters in due course.

We are delighted to announce that the Thanet Community Support Partnership (TCSP) - a project run by the Thanet Volunteer Bureau - has recently received funding from the Big Lottery Fund to help improve the lives of older people in Thanet.   These are exciting times for the TCSP, which exists to connect older people in Thanet with the services they need. The Thanet Volunteer Bureau now has four new team members all dedicated to the work of the TCSP (please see our contact details below). Our work has many interesting facets to it: We  co-ordinate and maintain what is known as the Central Referrals Service, which is designed to act as the main point of contact for older people’s services in Thanet. So, when we receive a call from a Thanet resident aged 50 or over, who is need, we can refer them to the most appropriate service - whether that be to one of our twelve referral Partners, or to one of our own, in-house services run by the Thanet Volunteer Bureau, including our popular Good Neighbour  (befriending) Service, to name but one. We will also be developing a programme of social activities – including the popular weekly  “Your Time” sessions on Wednesday afternoons – aimed at reducing the threat of loneliness and social isolation among older people, and strengthening community bonds. Moreover, we would like to build up the Thanet Over Fifties Forum (or “TOFFs” for short), so as to engage, and represent the interests of, older people across the Isle – including the provision of talks on important subjects like pensions, and health and social care provision. Watch this space! If you would like to find out more, we invite you to contact us via the email addresses below, pay us a visit – at Foresters Hall, Meeting Street, Ramsgate, CT11 9RT – or call us on (01843) 590 935. Chris Scutt – Project Coordinator, General Enquiries – Rebecca Bullivant – Central Referrals Service & Good Neighbour Service – Sarah Hart – Central Referrals Service, Social Activities & “Your Time” – Pauline Petitt – Thanet Over Fifties Forum (TOFFs) –


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Memorial Theatre, Hilderstone, St Peters Road, Broadstairs CT10 2JW Box Office, Fordoun Road, Broadstairs CT10 2BN T: 01843 863 701 - – Patrons - Judi Dench DBE - David Suchet CBE - Julian Fellowes DL

“Summer Repertory Season” The Sarah Thorne Theatre Company and Michael Friend Productions are pleased to announce that the 12th Summer Repertory Season will stage the following plays. Too True to be Good by Bernard Shaw Shaw’s 1920s surreal comedy of the post-war world. A talking Germ, a gangster nurse, an aviator turned burglar and an affectionate satirical picture of his friend Lawrence of Arabia. Thursday 27th and Friday 28th July at 7.30pm, Saturday 29th July 2.30pm and 7.30pm and Sunday 30th July at 6.30pm ---------------------------------------------Rising Damp by Eric Chappell Based on Eric Chappel’s well-loved television sit-com the play takes the lid off 1960s Maxine Mills - Pet Homecare Services bed-sit land. Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th August at 7.30pm and Saturday 5th August at 2.30pm Dog Walking / Cat Home Visits and 7.30pm and Sunday 6th August at 6.30pm. --------------------------------------------Hutched & Caged Pet Visits Sugar Daddies by Alan Ayckbourn A young woman rescues Father Christmas from an apparent traffic accident, but things Locally based - references available are not what they seem. Comic and sinister by turn, can innocence flirt with evil and Fully DBS checked remain untouched? Thursday 10th and Friday 11th August at 7.30pm, Saturday 12th August at 07841 379 909 2.30pm and 7.30pm and Sunday 13th August at 6.30pm. ---------------------------------------------01843 822 729 Last of the Red Hot Lovers by Neil Simon Middle-aged and married, New Yorker, Barney Cashman wants to join the sexual revolution before it is too late. He sets out to prove himself the Great Lover with comic R.B.W and un-anticipated results. KENT’S WATER FEATURE SPECIALISTS AND POND BUILDING EXPERTS Thursday 17th and Friday 18th August at 7.30pm, Saturday 19th August at 2.30pm and 7.30pm and Sunday 20th August at 6.30pm. • Garden / Pond Design, Building and Refurbishments ------------------------------------------• Pond Cleaning / Maintenance / Maintenance Contracts Sponsored by the Broadstairs & St. Peter’s Chamber of Commerce and • Child Safe Pond Covers • Filtration Specialists Supported by an Events Grant from Broadstairs Town Council. • Patios - Decking - Fencing - Brickwork - Arbours Tickets £14.00 paid in advance/Friends an £16.00 on the doors. (Book and pay for three or more at the same time and the price per play is £13.. (Only available Tel: 07563 212 858 at the Box Office not on line) Book by calling the Box Office on 01843 863701 FREE ESTIMATES and CONSULTATIONS (Mon to Fri 10am to 2pm) or go to the web site for details of how to book On-line. There are no booking fees at this theatre. The Email: ticket is the price.

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What a wonderful village Minster is, and how lucky we are to live here! David Oakley MCFHP, MAFHP We have an excellent village hall, where we can All forms of Services and Treatments sit in air-conditioned comfort to watch good quality available for Foot and Nail care live theatre by the Minster Playhouse, with a pub Corns, Calluses, Bunions, Hammer-toe, across the road for before, during, or after show drinks, excellent restaurants Ingrown nails, Nail deformities, right there, and with the Chippie and Chinese just a stone’s throw away. Infection control for Athletes foot and Truly, we are spoiled in Minster. Fungal Nail infections, Verrucas, But if you are missing out! Come along and make an evening of it, Hard skin removal and Diabetic footcare We provide personal and reliable treatment and join us for Minster Playhouse’s autumn play this year, The Cemetery in the comfort of your own home, nursing Club by Ivan Menchell. This is a well-known, poignant, and funny play or residential care home or hospital enjoyed for its humour and the chord that it strikes in people of a certain age. Day, evening, weekend appointments available by arrangement The play runs from Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd of September at the Village Hall, performances starting at 7.30 prompt. Tel: 01843 866 601 The Box Office is not officially open yet but if you want to make an early Mob: 07749 999 584 individual or block booking to obtain a better seat, leave a message on 07501 894 381 or email on Tickets are still only £8. Autumn Revue We are a conservation building company that specialise This Autumn the Playhouse is supporting a Revue to be held at the in repairing, restoring and conserving listed and period Village Hall on 14th October, in aid of our charity for this year, Taylor Made properties. Dreams. Seating will be at tables of up to eight people, and you can bring We are passionate about the preservation of our historic heritage and strongly believe in the use of your own food and drink to enjoy during the show. Tickets are £8 per person, traditional methods and materials that have been used and booking is as above, by phone or email. for centuries. Our understanding of historic buildings combined with the use of qualified craftsmen and Please note that this Revue contains much adult content and is women enables us to provide a service to suit the requirements of your building. unsuitable for children. Admission is for adults only. Lime Rendering – Timber Frame Repairs – Joinery Minster Playhouse is not a run-of-the-mill amateur dramatic society. Landscaping - Brickwork - Carpentry - Roofing We work to unusually high artistic and technical standards, and have a Groundwork – Extensions and Alterations Sash Window Restoration – Flint and Stone Work dedicated following of enthusiastic theatre-goers who make a point of not For free advice or a no obligation quote missing our productions. If you haven’t been to see us, make the effort and Please call or email Craig using the details below: come along – we work hard to make sure that you will be pleasantly surprised

Sewn UK is a new local business providing a personalised embroidery service and products to the general public and small businesses. Products are available to order online or can be purchased locally at Jemima’s Locket, Minster and House of Cards, Birchington. An up and coming business with lots to offer so why not follow them on Facebook and keep up to date with their latest products and special offers.

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MINSTER BOWLS CLUB July saw another successful Open Day with the Holden's team winning and their cheque for £300 will be going to Luke’s Legacy charity, whilst the Harris family, who were our Plate winners, are donating their cheque for £150 to Teenage Cancer Trust. Well done to all the teams that participated and the day produced five new members for the club. Don't forget our ‘Short-Mat Open Day’ will be held in January, but because of mat restrictions we are limited to a maximum of just twelve entries. Invitations will be sent out before Christmas and places will be awarded on a "first come, first served" acceptance. We are delighted to announce that our Ladies Champion Christy Harrison won the coveted EKBA Ladies Singles Champion of Champions title, the club congratulate her on this achievement. We have a Quiz Night arranged for Friday 25th August at 7pm and if there are any members of the public who would like to take part in this fun evening, then please either e-mail or telephone me to book your place. For the benefit of residents who would like to support the club our home fixtures for August are as follows:- Wednesday 2nd River, Friday 4th Walpole Bay, Sunday 6th Cliftonville, Saturday 12th St Margaret’s, Sunday 13th Boughton, Tuesday 15th Margate, Thursday 17th Faversham, Saturday 19th Tilmanstone, Sunday 20th Ray Razzell Trophy, Thursday 24th Canterbury and Monday 28th Ramsgate, all matches commence at 2.30pm. Finally, new members are always welcome, please telephone 01843 845 638 or e-mail for details and an application form.

Tea Room and Gift Shop 77 High St, Minster Tel 01843 319 206 Open: Mon to Sat 9am - 4.30pm NEW

Saturday Evening Dinner Club Once a month we will be hosting our dinner club Limited spaces available Please call in for more details and to book tickets


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We offer seasonal weed and feed treatments from just £15* that will keep your lawn looking lush, green and weed-free. For a FREE lawn analysis and quote call:

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Local Showroom Now Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Weekends & Evenings by appointment Unit 39 The Oaks Invicta Way Manston CT12 5FD

01843 606 808

Grilled Grilled Fish Fish Sea Sea Bass Bass Special Special including including Jacket Jacket Spud Spud or or Chips Chips £7.50 £7.50 King King Prawns Prawns in in Batter Batter £3.50 £3.50 Calamari Calamari Rings Rings £3.90 £3.90 Prawn Prawn Cocktail Cocktail £4.95 £4.95

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St Nicholas Village Hall, The Length, St Nicholas EVERY THURSDAY from 10.30am until 1.00pm Come along and Paint or Draw with Creative Artists All Abilities Welcomed Help and Ideas offered if required Bring something to Paint or Draw Just £3.50 per session inc tea/coffee For further details please ring 294 829

Police Report: We have received reports of anti-social behaviour in the Minster area. You can help us to help you by reporting anything you consider to be anti-social behaviour; this enables us to build a picture of what is happening, when it is happening and enable us to act on it. When reporting incidents please note dates, times, descriptions, overheard names, exact locations or as much information as you can give. You can contact us by different methods, whichever is suitable to you and we can assure you that your details will not be disclosed without your permission, however details of problems in this location may be shared with other agencies to allow us to deliver a multi-agency response to your problems. We hope that you take this opportunity to report these incidents so that we can help keep the village safe from anti-social behaviour.

Call Kent Police to report incidents of anti-social behaviour on: Non-Emergency number         101 Emergency                             999


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R.J.BROADLEY TREE SURGERY NCA & NPTC All aspects of tree surgery Reductions - Felling Pruning - Hedge Cutting - Planting Site Clearance - Woodchips & Logs £5 million Insurance

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VILLAGE HALL BOOKINGS FOR AUGUST - Enquiries: Eric James 01843 821 744 AM




VH Bowls Group (except 1st )

W.I. Darts (pm)

Active 4 Life & Pilates (except 3rd) Tea Dance (except 4th)

Dance Classes (except 4th)

VH Bowls Group

Saturday 12th

Wednesday 16th

Headway Charity 50s Theme Dance Horticultural Society

The White Stag Monkton 01843 823 760 Village Pub and Restaurant


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P.HUMES General Builder All types of work undertaken Free Estimates

Our services include: Hedge Cutting, Gardening, Fencing, Patios and Sheds Also Decorating and Home Repairs

Carpentry, Brickwork, Plastering, Tiling & Block Paving Decorating ~ Fitted Kitchens Bathrooms Fitted ~ Maintenance Work

Tel: 01843 822 990 Mob: 07715 234 185

Free estimates, no job too small. Local, reliable and friendly

Quest Antiques Kent TGF Property Maintenance is a Minster based family run business established in 2003

Free advice, guidance and valuations Friendly, local and experienced Pocket watches, old silver and interesting items always wanted Cash payments available

Home: 01843 822 541 Mobile: 07765 907 480 Email:

Sarre: 840 627 Mobile: 07790 231 519 AMBER’S ADVICE Figure out what you love to do, and then figure out how to get someone to pay you to do it.

TIGER’ TIP To restore finished wood furniture, steep two tea bags in hot water for 10 minutes. Let cool, then dampen a clean soft cloth with tea and wipe over wood furniture. It will bring out the wood’s natural colour and shine.

Tothill Street, Minster 01843 820 250 An ideal location for


BUSINESS FACILITIES Holiday Inn Express, Ramsgate

To qualify for a preferential rate you must make your booking at the hotel and bring this copy of Minster Matters with you


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Church News and Service Times The Catholic Parish of

(CW = contemporary language BCP = traditional language)

St Mary the Virgin, Minster Reverend Richard Braddy Tel: 821 250 Sunday Services in AUGUST

St Mary Magdalene Monkton Sunday Services in AUGUST

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Reverend Marcus Holden

10.15am Holy Communion (CW) 6

592 071 Saints Ethelbert & Gertrude Church

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Family Praise!


10.15am Holy Communion (BCP)


10.15am United Holy Communion with Methodists

72 Hereson Road, Ramsgate Holy day of Obligation


each Sunday at 10.00am

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Family Communion (CW)

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4.00pm Seamark Service - new worship for all at Monkton School


9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Family Worship

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The Abbey Chapel is open for 4.00pm Sunday 27 August Monkton Primary School Hall

prayer throughout the day Lauds: 8.30am Mass 9.00am, Sunday 10.00am Mid day prayer 12.10pm Vespers 6.00pm Compline 7.50pm

10.30am Family Communion (CW)

Fourth Sunday of the month Accessible worship for all the community

Weddings at St Mary’s Minster

Come and try this new service 45 minutes to learn more together about Jesus with singing, activities and prayer followed by simple food and drink.

No Weddings at Minster this month

(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.

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

Baptisms at St Mary’s Minster

Holy Communion at Home is available for anyone who is unable to access Minster or Monkton Church Telephone 821 250 or 822 428

9 July Alice Littlechild (Adult) William Marjoribanks (2 years) Lucy Marjoribanks (8 months)

Wednesday Mornings at St Mary’s Minster 10.30am Holy Communion (BCP) followed by refreshments

Info: Richard Braddy | 821250 |

Minster Corps, The Salvation Army Church & Community Centre

Lieutenants Luke & Katy Johnson 01843 822308 or 825178

11 Tothill Street, Minster CT12 4AG

A Christian Church and Registered Charity No 214779 and in Scotland SC009359

Weekly Activities Monday




9.30am Bumps & Babies

9.30am Parent & Toddlers

2.00pm Home League

(Term time only)

(Term time only)

9.15am Prayer Group 10.30am - 2.30pm AgeUK Outreach

2.15pm Friendship Club

Sunday - 10.30am Family Worship

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MINSTER & MONKTON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLUB Royal British Legion 61 Augustine Road EVERY WEDNESDAY 2.00pm - 4.00pm Come and join us for a game of Bingo ALL MEMBERS and bona-fide guests welcome Phone Pat on 822 622

Minster & Monkton Horticultural Society Next Meeting Wednesday 16 August Mini Show with


Horticultural Societies

Beginners and non-knitters welcome Swap patterns and wool Occasional Speakers on various topics Tea & Coffee provided Every Friday 10.30 - 12noon


NEW VENUE!! St Georges School Westwood Road, Broadstairs CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS’ MKT Last Sunday of each Month Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further information Phone: 226 033

SANDWICH FARMERS’ MKT Last Saturday of each Month Guildhall, Cattle Market Further information from Melanie Clarkson 01304 617 197

Bat & Trap with fish & Chips


Acol & Birchington

THANET FARMERS’ MARKET Second Sunday of each Month 9.30am - 1.00pm

Next Meeting Tuesday 8 August 5.00pm Recreation Ground

Diary Dates

Tuesday 12 September Village Hall 7.30pm Philip Watts Barnsole Vineyards-Kentish Wines Friday 15 September Trip to Chatham Synagogue and Dockyard

3 August - Committee Meeting 2 September - Quiz Night 3 September - Treasure Hunt 21 October - Race Night

The Isle Of Thanet Canine Society Dog Obedience Classes Kennel Club Good Dog Awards Newington Community Centre Princess Margaret Avenue , Ramsgate

Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion What’s On This Month 29 July - Darts Comp 29 July - Quiz Night 30 July - Hollie Kamel 6 Aug - Mixed Emotions 13 Aug - Ron & Ash 20 Aug - Kelly Walsh

Thursday Evenings 7.00pm - Puppies and Beginners 7:40pm - Adults 8:30pm - Ringcraft (Training for the Show Ring)

27 Aug - Jake’s Bike Ride

Fee is £4 per pup/dog per class

8 Sep - Childrens Party &

Refreshments and dog treats can be purchased or bring your own and a favourite toy for fetch/play For further details ring Ron on 07561 558 574

2 Sept - Quiz Night Family Disco See main advert on page 22 for further details

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Booking the Multi Use Games Area The MUGA will be open for public use most of the time. It is available for Minster School to use for sports activities and also for clubs, groups and individuals to book for tennis, volleyball and netball. Bookings i.e. when the MUGA is unavailable to the public will be published weekly on the board next to the main information sign at the entrance gate. To make a booking please contact the Parish Clerk. Email: Tel: 01843 821 339 Please book at least 48 hours in advance





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

FREE for TWO places available


To Find Out More And Book Your Place

Now taking bookings - Office hrs 0900 - 1200 Mon - Fri

01843 821 482

Hire times and prices 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 : £40 hour

Off-Peak Full Pitch : £28 hour

Half Pitch : £28 hour (1 five a side pitch) * A 10% discount will be given to Minster clubs and residents booking the ‘Full Pitch’ option only.

Molineux Road, Minster, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 4PS Registered Charity 1110919

Have you made your Will? If you don’t have a plan for what happens to your estate… The Government has! Make a Will now and be sure your family’s future is secure. For a friendly local and affordable Will Writing Service:

Call Martin Isaac 01304 812077 for details. Powers of Attorney also arranged. Home appointments available.

To book this facility please contact Kyla Lamb, at the Parish Office, 4A Monkton Rd, Minster CT12 4EA t: 821 339 f: 825 869 e:

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St Mary's Church, Minster Guided Tours of the Church and Tower Most Saturdays at 12.00noon and 2.00pm To ensure you don’t have a wasted journey please call

07958 813 577 to confirm that tours are taking place on the day of your intended visit The church is normally open from 10am to 3pm daily For party tours outside of the normal times please call the above number to make a booking

MINSTER RESIDENTS Introducing your local Gas Safety Registered plumbing and heating engineers

CPS Heating & Plumbing 01843 589 076

32 Ozengell Place Eurokent Business Park Ramsgate CT12 6PB

Boilers & Gas Appliances Annual Servicing & Repairs Central Heating Design & Installation Complete Bathroom Design & Installation All work Guaranteed Fully Insured & Qualified Gas Safety Register No 203531

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Free Quotations Tel 01843 821 147 including Answerphone


Reliable qualified Electricians All aspects of wiring undertaken BURGLAR ALARMS TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS TV AERIALS - SKY SATELLITE * Reasonable rates * Free estimates * * Discount for OAP’S * Julie Beaney, Minster 01843 823 466 Gary Hake, Canterbury 01227 472 612


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07727 687 538

From a leaky tap to a leaky roof - I’ve got it covered!! No job too big - no job too small For all your building or plumbing jobs, inside or out. Professional workmanship with quality materials and competitive prices. Kitchens, Bathrooms, Laminate Floors, Flat-packs assembled, Ceilings & Walls, Painting & Decorating, Custom Radiator Covers, Staircases, Doors, Roofs, Locks, Sheds erected, Decking, Outside Taps, Fascias and Soffits, Guttering, Fencing, Windows, Washing Machines installed & Pipes boxed in. Fully Insured, Reliable Craftsman. Free Estimates and Consultations

16 High Street, Minster, CT12 4BU

If you are looking for a new Dentist and take your dental care seriously come in and see us. We do implants, Invisalign, dentures and cosmetic work. All children welcome. Give Sharon a ring on

01843 825 444 Please visit our website and read our blog at for details of all the services available Angelene Burton BChD (Pretoria) Graeme Van De Merwe BDS BSc (Hons)

01843 590 111

695 sq ft office space available in converted 19th Century Farm Barn


Greensole Yard, Greensole Lane, Manston Road, Manston, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 5FG (Located through Manston Golf Centre Car Park)

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

Ring: 01843 848 588 (a.m. from l0.00) Fax: 01843 844 856 (24-hour) Page: 07623 978 479 (24-hour) Web: Email: Write: HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, SW1A 0AA

CAR & VAN SALES TEL: 01843 869 600


MOT Test Centre All Makes Servicing All Vehicle Maintenance Tyre Centre Car Sales Recovery Service

08 2008 Nissan Note Accenta, Auto MPV, 1.6lt petrol, automatic,

59 2009 Citroen C3 Picasso Exclusive, 1.6lt HDi diesel, manual,

one owner from new, low mileage only 63k with full serv hist, A/C, elect windows, cloth interior, PAS, RCL, integrated bluetooth handsfree phone system. All for …… £3695

LOW MILEAGE 48k with serv hist, 5 door hatch, met black, lots of extras All for only……..

06 2006 Renault Clio Dynamique, 1.4lt petrol, manual, 3 door hatch, met grey, cloth int, one previous owner, low mileage 51k with service history All for only……





60 2011 Mini Cooper S, 1.6lt petrol, 6spd manual, A/C, black, gloss black alloys, ½ leather interior, USB & Aux input points, RCL and lots more. This is AN EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD EXAMPLE and all for …….. £6995

63 2013 Nissan Micra,

This vehicle has previously undergone extensive renovation works and has now been put up for sale, so please call for further information.

1.2lt petrol, manual, 5 door hatch, black metallic, fsh, cloth int, r/c/l, elec front windows, PAS, only 51k miles, £30 per year road tax, bluetooth phone integration system All for …… £5995

1.2lt petrol, manual, 3 door hatch, 52k mls with service history, LOW ROAD TAX & LOW INSURANCE GROUP, cloth interior, PAS All for …

58 2008 Ford Mondeo Titanium X,

63 2013 Ford KA Edge,

09 2009 Fiat 500 Pop,

1.2lt petrol, manual, 21k miles, 3 door hatch, £30 road tax, low insurance group, 64.2 mpg extra urban All for …

1.2lt petrol, manual, met silver, LOW MILEAGE 31k with service history, one previous owner, cloth int, this is a very economical car, road tax only £30 per year All for only...






08 2008 Peugeot 308,

1.6lt petrol, manual, 5 door hatchback, met silver, large boot space, 54k miles, RCL, A/C, one previous owner All for ...



VW Beetle 1200, 1975 1600cc

2.0lt TDCi diesel, 6spd manual, 77k miles with service history, 5 door hatch, met green, 1/2 leather, very spacious interior. Lots of extras and all for only ... £4895

10 2010 Ford KA Zetec,


57 2007 Vauxhall Movano Camper Van, 2-berth, lovely clean interior, equipped with toilet, fridge freezer, cooker, electric hook up and lots more All for ……


All our cars come with Warranty, Full Service, Full MOT, HPI Check and Valet 1 CARLTON AVENUE, BROADSTAIRS, KENT CT10 1AB

TEL: 01843 869 600 EMAIL:

Insurance Approved Accident Repair Centre 14 PATRICIA WAY, PYSONS ROAD IND. EST., BROADSTAIRS CT10 2LF

TEL: 01843 862491

Full body repairs

Dent removal

Car resprays

Vehicle restoration

4 wheel alignment

Aluminium repairs

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Minster Matters - Issue194 - August 17  

village magazine

Minster Matters - Issue194 - August 17  

village magazine