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Minster Matters

Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 143: December 2012 - January 2013 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM)

A V e r y M e r r y C h r i s t m a s & A H a p p y N e w

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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 Police: 101 (for reporting anything except emergencies) Emergencies: 999 or 112 Thanet District Council: 577 000 Community Dog Warden: 577 580 Salvation Army Hall: 825 178 Library: 821 442 Doctor’s Surgery: 821 333 (appointments only, 8.00am -10.00 am)

Patient Liaison Group: 821 200 Vets: 825 999 Post Office: 821 291 Minster School: 821 384 Village Website: www.minster-in-thanet.org.uk Freegle: www.freeglethanet.org.uk Mobility Scooter (to loan): 07914 623 287 Venues available for Hire John Spanton Pavilion (in Rec) and the All Weather Sports Pitch bookings for both the above venues via

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Dates for Your Diary Copy Date for February Issue - Friday 18th January Dec 2 Gift Service at Minster & Monkton 18 3 Diocesan Advent Carol Service 13 7 School Christmas Fair 26 8 Saturday Market 13 8 Playhouse Wine and Wisdom 26 8 Charity Christmas Dance 27 9 St Lucys Christmas Fayre 26 9 Snowdown Colliery Band Concert 27 10 R.B.L. Womens Meeting 11 Salvation Army Messy Church

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Mothers Union Christmas Meeting Civic Carol Service at Lych Gate Horticultural Society Christmas Social W.I. Coffee and Chat Salvation Army Carol Service Traditional Christingle at St Mary’s Salvation Army Christmas Meal

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Miss Minster Selection Dance 8 Trash and Treasure at St Nicholas Church 27 Church Notices 25 All Weather Pitch 26 Village Hall Bowls Group 26 School Page 23 Copy Date for February Issue - Friday 18th January

Minster Parish Council next meeting will be held on:

Tuesday 4th December @ 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:9.30 am - 12 noon weekdays; tel: 821 339 fax: 825 269 Email: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk NOTE: January Meeting Tues 15th

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EDITORIAL Needless to say my stolen phone never reappeared, but thanks to everyone who keeps asking. More break-ins to report this month would like to take this opportunity Ray especially at the Church and Abbey Farm, why is it we don’t still have a to wish all our loyal readers a rural area police presence, who could be relied upon to respond asap rather than this new system whereby if you’re lucky you may get a call VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS back from an officer after a week or so. That really instils confidence in Amy our police, I don’t think. When we had a rural beat bobby it never and a appeared that we had this much crime in the village but since they did away with that post we appear to have had a real upsurge in criminal HEALTHY and PROSPEROUS activity, surely even they’ve noticed that at HQ, at least you’d hope they NEW YEAR Brenda have, but then again maybe not. Well the festive season is very nearly upon us so lots of us will be off See you all again in 2013 out shopping for presents and the like, don’t leave them on view in your car or you too could become a crime statistic waiting to happen, which A.J.Cliffe & Sons Diane would surely spoil your enjoyment of the occasion. (Butchers) Ltd Hopefully most of you will be reading this before the ‘Late Night Andy, Julia, Paul & Shopping’ evening in the village on Tuesday 27th November, if so then Steve would like to please show your support for the event organisers and the local Nora businesses that are opening, by coming down and enjoying the evening wish all their customers with us. It kicks off with the Christmas Lights ‘switch on’ at 6.00pm and progresses A Merry Christmas through the evening until around 8.30pm, with Santa in his Grotto, Morris Dancing and a Happy New Year in the street, carol singing, music from the Salvation Army band and the school choir Canterbury House, and some businesses offering free drinks and nibbles. A real chance for a great Monkton Road, Minster Tel: 01843 821288 1L/1 evening out enjoying the ambience and banter around the village centre. My only real disappointment this year, and something I’ve heard a lot of people moaning about, is the fact that the 3 biggest Christmas Bazaars/Fairs in the village Flowers by Vanessa Bouquets, Baskets,Table decorations, this year were all on the same morning, not exactly what you’d call good planning, Weddings or Funerals so maybe those who regularly organise these events should be speaking to each Created with the “Personal Touch” other, right about now, to ensure the same doesn’t happen again next year. For designs with a difference Remember those of us on a small weekly pension have to budget carefully and 3 Vanessa Fairbrass (C&G qualified florist) events on the same day means someone somewhere is losing out on our spending Rose Cottage, Manor Road, ability. St. Nicholas at Wade CT7 0NY It’s sad to see the monthly Saturday Market is closing down, but hopefully this 01843 847 012 07934 420 837 is only a temporary glitch and it will be back again at some time in the not too far I can deliver within Thanet & Canterbury distant future. Thank you to the ladies who have run it for so long. 1P/5 Thank you to all those who have answered my calls for volunteers to help out 2P/6 on the magazine this year, it’s good to see there are people willing to give up their time to help produce this publication in all its forms. Thank you also to all those who have helped out, for however many years now, I really appreciate your continuing commitment to MM, it just wouldn’t happen without you. (Minster Window Company) I’m sure we’re all looking forward Property Maintenance to a month off Building Work now, but it will Plastering * Rendering pass all too quickly uPVC Windows & Doors and we’ll be back uPVC Fascia, Soffits & Guttering again before you Repairs to existing double glazing know it. Misted up sealed units replaced Well, that’s it, as www.minstersalon.com Garage Doors * Decking always space has 61, High St We wish all our lovely beaten me yet Minster customers & potential new Call on again and so it only Tel: ones a brilliant Xmas and a remains for me to ask the question: wonderful New Year 2L/8 Where’s Zac??

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PATIENT LIAISON GROUP A BIG THANK YOU We would like to thank all our Patients and Friends for their generosity and kindness in donating so many prizes for our raffle and tombola that was held at our Christmas Bazaar, and also, all those who have supported us by purchasing raffle tickets. Although at the time of writing this newsletter a final figure is not yet available, we are extremely confident that our target will be achieved and we will be able to complete our “Cryotherapy Project” this year and have the facility in place in the surgery early in January. A full report will be published in the first issue of your local magazines in the New Year. CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - PRIZE WINNERS For those who were not able to attend our Bazaar a full list of 01843 845133

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Prize Winners will be displayed on our notice board in the surgery waiting room. Wherever possible, all prize winners will also be contacted directly by telephone. CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS Please note that the surgery will be closed during the following days over the Christmas period: Monday 24th December - Morning: Normal opening hours Afternoon : Emergencies only Tuesday 25th December -Closed all day Wednesday 26th December - Closed all day Thursday 27th December - Normal opening hours Friday 28th December - Normal opening hours Monday 31st January - Normal opening hours Tuesday 1st January - Closed all day Wednesday 2nd January - Normal opening hours Should you need to see a Doctor during these times when the surgery is closed, then please call “Doctors on Call” via the normal surgery number - 821333. Or you can also call “NHS Direct” on 0845 4647 for confidential health advice and information for you and your family. Thank you. REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS Please ensure that you have sufficient medication to last you throughout the holiday period and that all “Repeat Prescription Requests” are submitted in good time to allow for the increased demand, both at the surgery and at the various pharmacies, and remember to check your local pharmacy’s opening times as well. As a result you may submit your requests up to 10 days in advance, but preferably by Wednesday 19th December at the latest. Also, if your “Medication Review” is due during this period please ensure you make an appointment in good time, to avoid further unnecessary delays. If you have any concerns please contact the surgery direct on 821333 NEW SELF CHECK-IN FACILITY Some of you may already be aware of the new “Self Check-in” facility at the surgery. It’s very easy - just enter “Male of Female” then your “Date of Birth” This eliminates queue waiting times and is quick, easy and convenient, but don’t worry there will always be a Receptionist available to help when needed. DOG FOULING This is always an emotive subject, but lately there has been more instances of “Dog Fouling”, not only in the access road leading to the surgery, but also in the grounds of the building, and appears to be more prevalent at weekends. Obviously this presents a health hazard to all those who work and visit the surgery, but we must remind those offenders that this is “Private Property” and CCTV is continually monitoring both the premises and the grounds, and we will always consider prosecuting habitual offenders. PATIENT GROUP MEETING If you have any issues you would like to raise at our meetings, or require further information on any of the above, then please contact KEN SELF on 821200 AND FINALLY - We would like to wish all our Patients and Friends ***** A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS ***** and ***** A VERY HEALTHY NEW YEAR *****


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BEE GUARDIAN PARISH - UPDATE Spaces across the village have been measured in preparation for use as pilot sites for wild flower seeding. The major hurdle at this time is funding which the Parish Council are busy looking into. Kent Heritage Trees have agreed to supply us with a number of bee friendly trees to compliment some of the sites. Alan Jones VICAR’S LETTER: The dark evenings have come, but there is light on the horizon! It will soon be time for the Village Christmas trees with their lights and the decorated houses to bring some cheer! But for some, Christmas can be a very difficult and sad time, with memories of Christmas past shared with loved ones who are no longer with us. I hope and pray that the wonderful message of Christmas will break through and help them feel connected with those they are missing now. St John, in his gospel, reminds us that “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” The realization of the extent of God’s love for us is one of the greatest gifts we can possibly have. It’s a love we can know and respond to now, and look forward to experiencing in its fullness one day in the company of all the saints. In the meantime, Christmas provides us with a fresh opportunity to show our gratitude to God as we share his love with others, and worship him, giving him thanks for the gift of Jesus. Two opportunities for us to do this as a community are the ‘Gift Service’ on 2nd December (details on page 10), and our collection for the Pilgrim’s Hospice at the Civic Carol Service at the Lych Gate on 18th December at 7.30pm. Coffee and Mince pies will be served in Church afterwards. I am delighted to say that the WI will be providing the Mince Pies! I do hope that you will be able to join in some of the Christmas celebrations listed elsewhere in Minster Matters, and that this Christmas will prove to be a time of special blessing to you all. Bob Coles

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Minster Matters have been given 2 separate CD’s containing personal photographs. Disk 1 was in a collection of CD’s that were bought about a year ago and have only just been looked at, whilst Disk 2 was found at the Salvation Army charity shop at the beginning of November in amongst a lot of other items. Here we have printed one picture from each disk, so if you recognise anyone in either of these please get in contact with us and we will then endeavour to reunite the owners with their pictures.


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Minster Matters LETTER FROM FEYA, RETIRING MISS MINSTER My year as Miss Minster has been a wonderful experience, following the previous two years as Princess. Over the last 3 years I have met wonderful people and been to places that I had never heard of before. Being on the Court has given me so many opportunities within the County a well as abroad when visiting our twinned town of Armbouts Cappel. Since being ‘Sashed’ in February I have spent weekends representing the village along with the other members of the Court and would like to advise any girls in the village to enter and have the same wonderful opportunities that I have had. Feya Campbell, Miss Minster 2012

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MISS MINSTER 2012 Roy and Carol would like to thank the Parish Council, village businesses and village people for all their support during the course of the year, and for making the Court very welcome at the events in the village. Also a big thank you to Miss Minster and her Court for all they have done this year and the effort they have put into it. Finally can we take this opportunity to remind people that the selection dance for 2013 is on 9th February in the Village Hall at 7.30pm. MINSTER CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION SELECTION DANCE Girls - will you be a minimum of 14, or under 20, by the end of June 2013? Would you like to be a part of the Minster Carnival Court to meet new people and make new friends both in the village and around Kent, as well as representing Minster in our French Twinning Village of Armbouts Cappel ? You can be assured of some great days out and some really interesting experiences that will see you as ambassadors for Minster. To be in with this chance of a lifetime just turn up on the evening, entry is free to anyone taking part. Saturday 9th February 7.30pm, Minster Village Hall Admission for non-entrants is £4.00 Tea and Coffee available otherwise please bring your own drink.

Special Thanks from Marvyn Attwell Marvyn has asked us to say a special thank you to everyone who has helped him in the village this year. Many thanks and best wishes for the New year.

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Minster Matters CHARITY DYE & CUT The recent Charity fund raising evening organised by Leanne from Envy and Nikki & Steve from the Saddler, raised £1,200 for Breast Cancer. Thanks go to Mark Palmer for being such a good sport and allowing Leanne to firstly dye your hair pink and then for allowing her to shave it all off. Thanks also to everyone else who was there and helped swell the coffers by donating towards Mark’s ordeal and/or by buying tickets for the raffle. Prizes for the raffle were kindly donated by village businesses, so thanks must also go to:- Bens, Greens of Minster, Cliffes, Gossip Shop, Girls World, O’Sheas, Pawfection, Attwells, The Salon, Mortons Fork, Envy and The Saddler.

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MINSTER LIBRARY NEW ‘I.T’ BUDDY The library are pleased to announce they have now recruited a second IT Computer Buddy, Ray, who will be supplementing the work Terry does so well on a Thursday morning thus enabling us to offer the same service on another day of the week. If you would like help on the libraries computers with emailing, document writing, using the Internet or other computer skills please speak to a librarian to make you an appointment with one of our IT Buddies.

CO-OPTION TO MINSTER PARISH COUNCIL Applications are invited from residents wishing to be considered for co-option to the Parish Council Would those persons wishing to be considered please apply to Mrs Kyla Lamb, Clerk to the Council, setting out their personal details and experience and any involvement they have had serving the community and why they would like to be considered for co-option to the Council. Applications should be addressed to the Clerk to the Council at 4a Monkton Road, Minster, CT12 4EA and be received by Friday 14th December. A panel of council members will interview those persons who apply and a recommendation will be made by the panel to council on the person duly appointed.

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Steve and Nikki would love to wish all their customers A Very Happy Xmas and a Prosperous New Year Thank you all once again for your continued support and custom 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 for that old 'British Pub' atmosphere and drinking experience...


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NATIONAL HISTORIC SHIPS UK HOSTED A PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS CEREMONY ABOARD HMS BELFAST Wednesday 24th October 2012 National Historic Ships UK is a Government funded independent authority responsible for identifying and advising in respect of vessels of significance to our national heritage. Since 2009 NHS UK has bestowed the accolade of ‘Flagship of the Year’, has run a National Photographic Competition and since 2011 in conjunction with the Marsh Trust has conferred awards for Voluntary Work in respect of conserving and operating historic vessels. The 2012 ceremony was presided over by Martyn Heighton Director of NHS UK and Her Royal Highness Princess Anne kindly presented the awards. The invited guests included many well-known persons. This year the accolade of NHS UK Flagship 2012 was bestowed on the beautiful Thames Barge the Edith May berthed at Lower Halstow Dock, Marsh Trust awards were bestowed in respect of Voluntary Work done on historic vessels and the winner and runners-up of the National Photographic Competition Dr Rodney Pell receives the Freedom of the City of London received their awards and certificates of merit. (photo by Dr Charles Philips) Two Kent based vessels have now been awarded the accolade of National Historic Ships UK Flagship, the Sheemaun based in Ramsgate was Flagship 2010 and the Edith May based in Lower Halstow is Flagship 2012. One of the Judges was Minster resident Dr Rodney Pell ARINA and who is also National Historic Ships UK Ambassador for the Thames Estuary area and is Skipper of the Sheemaun the NHS UK Flagship 2010. Thank you to National Historic Ships Uk who have allowed us to print these photographs captured by Matt Spour. Clockwise from top left: 1. HRH Princess Anne with Martyn Heighton Director National Historic Ships UK 2. HRH Princess Anne with Dr Rodney Pell 3. Dr Rodney Pell with the First Sea Lord Admiral Lord West 4. Dr Rodney Pell with fellow sailor and historic boat owner Griff Rhys Jones


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MINDLESS VANDALS CAUGHT ON CAMERA On Tuesday 30th October I erected three signs advertising our Christmas Bazaar in the grass verge on the right hand side of Tothill Street near to the "Smugglers Retreat". On driving back up the hill the next morning, I noticed that they had been vandalised, smashed and left in pieces on the grass verge. Obviously this happened during the previous night, probably whilst they were on their way back down the hill from the Pub or McDonalds. But what the vandals obviously did not realise was that the CCTV camera outside the main entrance to the Cemetery recorded every action of the culprits, and of course those responsible could be easily identified! Some may say that this is just petty vandalism, but when we are a group of volunteers raising money for the benefit of the local community, one must wonder why such individuals would stoop so low, and of course, as it costs us money to replace them, I do not see why we or the local community should have to put up with it. I would therefore like to give those individuals concerned the opportunity to apologise, through the next issue of this magazine, and as a gesture of goodwill, offer a donation to our current fund raising project, sufficient to cover the cost of replacing our notice boards. Hopefully, this will then foreclose this unnecessary episode. If however, this apology is not forthcoming, then will we consider our options to take further action against those who were responsible. Chairman, Patient Liaison Group, Minster Surgery

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FRIENDS OF MINSTER CEMETERY GROUP Bob and Hazel Grove are looking for volunteers to help with the continued maintenance of Minster Cemetery. If anyone is willing to give some of their time to help to tidy old graves and do some strimming etc please contact Bob on 01843 822299. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

MINSTER KNIT AND TALK GROUP The Knit & Talk Time group are going to be knitting mittens, gloves, scarves and hats to make up a Christmas tree which will be on display in the window at Minster library. When the tree is dismantled the gloves and scarves etc will be donated to the Salvation Army to give to homeless people. The Knit and Talk Time group meets at Minster library every Friday 10.30 - 12.00. New members always welcome. Please contact Minster library on 01843 821442 for more information.

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Minster Matters MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION The AGM was on Friday 16 November and two members of the public did attend. Thank you so much. The bonus was that one is on the Parish Council, and we invited both of them to join the committee and they did!!! Roy resigned as Chair, which he had warned us he would. He received a unanimous vote of thanks for all his past efforts, and Carol received our thanks and good wishes for a speedy recovery from her injury. Lovely Alex was cajoled, persuaded, begged ---- oh, I mean proposed as our new Chair and she reluctantly accepted the duty. Bernie and Heather promised to support her all the way. We still have the same Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer – and Minster Matters writer. See you at the Christmas Bazaar if you get this before then. Our French speakers group are planning an informal wine and wisdom at Mortons Fork on a Wednesday soon. Please check the website for a date or phone us. We wish to thank the Royal British Legion Club for allowing us to meet at their premises every month and will be formally doing this. It is an excellent venue if anyone wants a party etc. We are still planning a race night and a quiz so watch this space for dates. We wish everyone a great Christmas and Happy New Year that involves us more in your lives. Our next meeting is to be on 10 January 2013 at 7.30. Please feel welcome to come along.

Dec 3rd - Our Diocesan Advent Carol Service will be held in the Quire of Canterby, Dean of Portsmouth. Everyone is welcome to join us in the special Service leading ury Cathedral at 11am . The Preacher will be The Very Reverend David Brindleus towards Christmas. Dec 12th - Mothers Union Christmas Meeting at 92 Monkton Road at 2pm Jan 5th - the Wave of Prayer Service is at 3pm - venue to be decided closer to that date. A copy of the Service will be given to each member in case the weather is icy. For our January Meeting we will have a meal to celebrate the New Year at one of the local hostelries Here’s wishing all our members a Happy and Peaceful Christmas! Janet Saturday Market Dec 8th - Old Schools 10 - 12. This will be our last market for a while. Thank you to all who have supported us over the years. Janet

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Ho Ho Ho! Yes, it’s that time again. Plans for an improved Quexmas Craft Fair are well in hand. The Powell-Cotton Museum at Quex Park Birchington will be hosting this annual craft fair on Sunday 25th November 2012 from10am to 5pm. This popular event promises to be even better this year with over 70 stalls from the whole of Kent selling a wide range of quality Christmas gifts and stocking fillers. There will be improved parking space on the front meadow, and new outside marquee space. Santa will be warming his toes by the fireside and invites you to join him in the dining room of Quex House. Musical entertainment will be provided by the choir from Birchington Primary School, ‘The Wednesday Warblers’ and ‘Blend’. Delicious refreshments will be available from ‘Mama Feelgood’s Boutique Café’ and Lola and Company in Quex Gardens. Admission: £2 per adult Children free (Under 16) Enquiries to: 01843 842168 Note: New winter opening: 15th January –

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Minster Matters CHRISTMAS SHOPPING Once again we are offering the ‘don't lose your right to choose’ service for Christmas Cards and stock. If you know of someone who finds it difficult to get to the shops we can arrange for a selection of Christmas Cards etc to be taken to the customer so they are able to choose their own. Please ring Attwells on 821363 for more details. We are here to help where we can. Service available to Minster, Monkton and Acol. We would also like to wish our customers a Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year. Thank you for your continued support in the past year. I think I can speak on behalf of all of the village businesses when I say it's been a tough year and we all need the support of the village. We have been trading as Attwells for 60 years and hope we can continue but it is very hard to compete with the big supermarkets and internet shopping. None of the village shops can survive without you. If you don't use them you will lose them. So here is to another year of trading in 2013 and good luck to all our fellow businesses. Season’s Greetings, Karen

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‘ART FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RUNWAY’ As the crisp chill of winter closes in around us, and as we look forward to the joy of Christmas and the start of a brand new year, local Minster artists, Martin, Helen Primrose and Isabella Northrop would like to invite you to come along and view their exhibition of distinctly original paintings. The exhibition, held in the Gallery of the Belgian Café, 98, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, will start with a preview evening on the 11th of January 2013 at 7pm, and then run until the 24th of January.

FRONT PAGE - WHO’S THIS Believe it or not it’s our Community Warden Aaron doing his bit to help out at the library at the end of October - he was pretending to be Bookstart Bear - what do we think, did he pull it off? MM give him 8 for effort!!

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Trading Standards Occasionally this Service is contacted by members of the public that are having difficulty cancelling a continuous payment authority (CPA) set up with their debit cards. Below is some advice provided by The Financial Ombudsman Service in relation to this matter. The advice is based on the Payment Services Regulations 2009 and these should be quoted when a consumer talks to the bank. In short, it means that if a consumer contacts their bank and cancels a CPA then the bank is under a duty to carry out this cancellation. If they fail to cancel the payments the bank may be liable to repay any further payments back to the consumer and any other direct costs. This advice may be of particular use to consumers where the business is taking erratic or irregular payments. In some cases this can place the consumer in severe financial difficulty and distress. If the bank fails to cooperate, the consumer should report the activity to Financial Ombudsman Service. It should be noted that the purchase agreement that the consumer signed with the supplier may also require some form of notice or cancellation before they can stop it. So just cancelling the payments with the bank may not be enough to stop the consumer being liable to pay (for example, there may be a minimum contract period). http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk Financial Ombudsman Service - News Release – June / July 2012 – Issue 103 A "continuous payment authority" is a payment arrangement that a consumer sets up on their plastic card. This type of payment arrangement is often used to enable regular monthly payments – for example, to pay for a gym membership or internet subscription. But it can also be used to enable a supplier to take variable payments as and when required. The consumer gives their authority to the supplier that they want to pay – and the supplier then takes the regular payments direct from the consumer's bank. Each payment will show up as a transaction on the consumer's bank statement in the normal way. In cases we see, the consumer has run into problems when they decided to stop the ongoing payments – perhaps because they no longer wanted the underlying service they were paying for, or because they were unhappy about the way the continuous payment authority was being used by the supplier. Usually they have been unable to make the supplier stop taking the payments – and they can't get their bank to stop things at their end, either. Until November 2009 the consumer could only cancel continuous payment authorities with the supplier. They could not simply cancel it with their bank in the way they could with a standing order or a direct debit. This meant that if the supplier decided not to cooperate, the consumer could find it very difficult to stop the payments. From the cases we've seen, since November 2009 there appears to have been some confusion about whether – and how – a continuous payment authority can be cancelled. This

seems to be because not everyone has thought about how the payment services rules (which came into effect in November 2009) strengthened consumers' rights to stop payments like these. From November 2009 consumers have been able to cancel continuous payment authorities direct with their bank – and the bank has then been bound not to make any further payments, even if the supplier continued to request them. If the bank makes payments under a continuous payment authority after the consumer has cancelled it, the rules say that the bank will generally be liable to return those payments. The law is one of the things we take into account when we consider cases. So we have always applied the payment services rules to complaints about unauthorised payments made since November 2009. Where we decide that a bank has made a payment under a cancelled continuous payment authority, this means the usual outcome is that we tell it to refund the payment. Of course, it makes sense for a consumer to cancel a continuous payment authority with both the bank and the supplier – to minimise any chance of problems later on. The purchase agreement that the consumer signed with the supplier may also require some form of notice or cancellation before they can stop it. So just cancelling the payments with the bank may not be enough to stop the consumer being liable to pay (for example, there may be a minimum contract period). This means it's always wise to check first.

RESULTS VILLAGE HALL SHORT MAT BOWLS GROUP 2012 Honours Men’s Singles - Winner, Brian Parker - R/Up, Jim Connell Ladies Singles - Winner, Jean Greenfield - R/Up, Diane Harris Club Champion Winner, Jean Greenfield - R/Up, Brian Parker Mixed Doubles Winners, Jim Connell & Val Dyer - R/Up, Barbara McGuirk & Bruce Trent Phoenix Cup Winner 2011 - Bill Saunders

A tiny ball of flame. I think you know its name, this bird of red-breast flame. He poses for the Christmas cards, I am sure it is not really hard, for you to guess and realise, so I will not offer any prize. Should you say to me, “I know, I guess, I know this feathered pal’s identity.” I would reply “The Robin, oh! Yes, and on his beauty and friendliness, we would agree”. Yvonne Chapman


Minster Matters ANIMAL RESCUE FOOD PARCEL. Anyone wishing to donate animal food for rescue animals over the Christmas period can do so at Attwells Newsagents. Food is needed for Cats, Dogs, Guinea Pigs, and Rabbits. We also have a donation tin for local animals in need of our support. This year on your behalf we have donated to Hedgehogs, Cats, Rabbits, Dogs and have now taken on providing the corn for the Ducks and Geese from the former Museum Ponds. These are lovingly looked after by dedicated former Museum volunteer Carol Adsett.

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Minster Playhouse Calendar – 2013 ON SALE NOW!!!

CHECK YOUR DONOR STATUS I recently found my organ donor card and it was the worse for wear as i had carried it around with me for a number of years. My wife also dug hers out. Because of the state of the card I asked in the doctors if they had new cards, the answer was no, so I tried the chemist who told me they were a thing of the past and you had to be listed on the NHS computer. They gave me a leaflet giving all the up to date information. I telephoned the number on the leaflet and they were able to confirm I was listed as a donor but my wife wasn’t. They quickly took down her details so we are both donors again, you can of course do it on line. I write this because of its importance and surely I cannot be the only person who thought they were covered by carrying the old fashioned donor card. You can check for yourself if you are listed by using one of the following methods: www.organdonation.nhs.uk or telephoning 0300 123 23 23 or text save to 84117 or you can complete a form and post it Check it out today as its one of the best gifts you will ever give. Sydney Griffiths

These words, I heard someone say. On the bus as I made my way. “Oh dear!, more words, were said. “I have lost my bus pass, an o.a.p’s dread.” Now I’ll have to pay my fare, also a tenner for a new one Then the words “I’ve found it, and the words “someone”. “I believe someone was watching me from above. Possibly someone I always loved.” Pauline was this lady’s name. We all clapped and said “we are so glad”, so not such a lousy day, you have had.

The wooden shed Minster Playhouse use to store props and costumes is leaking and damp and needs to be replaced. As we will be staging Calendar Girls as our play in May 2013, we decided to produce our own MPH calendar to kick-start The Shed Fund Appeal. Given the shy and retiring nature of our membership, we very quickly compiled a list of 12 brave volunteers to act as models. Many of the photos were staged at the rehearsal barn on Abbey Farm, which worked well until a number of farm workers turned up unexpectedly in the middle of the shoot of our December model, who was, at the time, laying on the barn floor, wrapped only in a blue cloth, and being eaten by a shark! The final calendar showcases the wealth of talent we have in the Playhouse, from actors to costume making, music and web design. Making ideal Christmas presents, the calendars can be obtained locally from Attwells newsagents, The Bell Inn, and at our Panto performances (Nov 28 – Dec 1st – Box Office 01843 220208). Or you can phone Niki on 01845 863020, or Email minsterplayhouse@hotmail.co.uk To see some samples of the pictures inside the calendar, please visit our website at www.minsterplayhouse.co.uk The price is just £7.99 and 10% of the sales profit will be donated to Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, the charity supported by the original Calendar Girls.


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On Tuesday 11th November Marion Rose, President, opened the Annual Meeting and welcomed a new member and two guests. After “Jerusalem” and some notices, (including request for volunteer mince pie makers for the Carol Service in Minster Church; positive comments on the successful Dabble Day activities on the 3rd ; the Minutes of October’s meeting approved), the Treasurer gave her report for the year. The Secretary then gave the Committee Report and Marion the President’s Report (particularly thanking those who have helped during the year and those not standing for re-election in the coming year). The election procedure followed and during the vote count, by two Whitstable WI members, special refreshments were served. Twelve Committee members were appointed and Marion Rose was re-elected President. While the officers and new Committee met in the Meeting Room, the other members puzzled over two very interesting quizzes devised by Liz Shervington. Before the raffle, Marion reminded everyone about the WI Christmas Party on the 11th December together with the need for hamper and party food donations. She also requested a show of hands to determine the venue for the birthday dinner in February. A particularly busy and memorable meeting closed at approximately 10.15pm. Anyone who would like to know more about Minster’s WI please feel very welcome to attend a meeting in 2013 (7.30pm in the Village Hall on the second Tuesday of the month – first meeting Jan 8th). Other regular activities include: Sunshine club trips and walking group outings (details given at meetings). *Darts every Tuesday 2.00pm – 4.00pm *Coffee & Chat (every third Thurs 10.00am – 12.00noon) Next 20th December then 17th January *Games Evening (normally every fourth Wed 7.30pm – 10.00pm) Next 19th December then 23rd January *All in Village Hall Committee Room.

MINSTER CHURCH AND MONKTON CHURCH Both Minster (10am) & Monkton (10.15am) will be holding a Gift Service this year on 2nd December and we invite your participation. This is a change from our MALOYS MOWERS recent Toy services. Unit 4, Ebbsfleet Lane, Minster, Ramsgate CT12 5DI Give a gift that gives a future .... Tel: 01843 825 000 FOR ALL YOUR GARDEN MACHINERY NEEDS There are many schools in Africa and around the world that have little or no * SALES * SERVICING * reading or writing material. Sometimes the only person with a book or writing * SPARES * REPAIRS * IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW MOWER material is the teacher. OR ANY OTHER GARDEN MACHINERY Tools with a Mission (TWAM) are working with these schools to provide DELIVERED TO YOU FULLY ASSEMBLED individual ‘Scholar Packs’ for each child to help with their learning. AND DEMONSTRATED Plastic document wallets are supplied by TWAM and you are invited to fill them VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE www.themowerstore.co.uk with the following new items and take them along to the Gift Service on Sunday HUNDREDS OF PRODUCTS TO BUY 1l/6 2nd December: AT THE CLICK OF A BUTTON · A4 Writing Pad   ·  Pack of Pencils and Biro Pens ·  Pack of Colouring Pencils, not felt tip   ·  Geometry Set. i.e. ruler, protractor and set square. ·  Rubber and Pencil Sharpener   ·  Small Calculator You may like to make up a wallet with a friend. The plastic wallets can be collected in advance from the church, or you can place your items in them ‘on the day’. If you prefer to make a financial contribution to help with packaging, shipping and distribution, special envelopes are available. 2P/8

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NEW SUNDAY ROAST - from 12.00noon 1 course £8.25 2 courses £11.25 3 courses £14.25 Christmas Day and Christmas Party Menus available (Don’t delay as places are going fast !!!) Join us for FREE Homemade Mince Pies and Mulled Wine on Christmas Eve from 6.30pm - All Welcome Venue available for Private Functions - Pay ONE Price and receive a Free Buffet - call in or ring for details

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Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) is urging residents to stay safe this Christmas and ensure that the festive season doesn’t end in tragedy. Head of Community Safety Stuart Skilton said: “In all the excitement of Christmas it’s easy to overlook potential fire hazards in the home. Many of the things we enjoy during this festive period, such as the fairy lights, candles, wrapping paper and decorations can all be fire hazards when proper care is not taken. “Christmas can be a distracting time too, with a greater risk of leaving cooking unattended, and with many enjoying a Christmas tipple (or two), so make sure this doesn’t lead to disaster.” Follow these festive safety tips to keep your family and home safer from the increased risk of fire: · Ensure you have a working smoke alarm installed on all levels of your home. Test your smoke alarms weekly and never remove batteries to power presents! · Never leave cooking unattended - stand by your pan - and avoid cooking after drinking. The majority of fires start in the kitchen. · Never leave candles unattended. Keep decorations, cards and wrapping paper away from candles, fires, lights and heaters. · Ensure you switch off fairy lights and unplug them before you go to bed, or leave the house. Check your Christmas tree lights conform to the British Standard (BS EN 60598). · Always use an RCD (residual current device) on outdoor electrical equipment (a safety device that can save lives by instantly switching off the power if there is a fault). · Don’t overload sockets – ensure there’s only one plug per socket and always turn off plugs when they are not in use. · Make sure cigarettes are extinguished properly and never smoke in bed. · Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children. · Plan and practice your fire escape route making sure your family and visitors staying for the festive period know what to do in an emergency. · Check on older relatives and neighbours this Christmas, as they are at greater risk from fire. · And finally, in the event of fire: get out, stay out and call 999.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service offers free fire safety advice. If needed, it’s community safety team can arrange a free home safety visit, which takes about 30 minutes and includes, if needed, the fitting of free smoke alarms. For further information contact KFRS on 0800 923 7000 or visit www.3breaths.info. Please note: All our staff carry identification to prove they work for Kent Fire and Rescue Service and will be more than happy to wait at the door if any resident feels they need to check they are genuine employees.

A YACHTSMAN’S TALE Price £6.50 per book By Harry Horne (Harry The B) After sitting in my shed for 13 years in draft form, the above book has been dusted off, rewritten and most of all printed into a purchasable format. The book is being offered for sale onboard the Royal Yacht in their gift shop and on their web site. Villagers can buy it locally and support St Mary Magdelane Church in Monkton £1 for each copy purchased - will be donated to Church Funds To order phone 823849 or call in at 153A Monkton Street, Monkton

Hand-made Christmas Cards I am making Christmas cards again this year. If you would like to purchase any please give me a call. They will also be available at the Gossip Shop from the beginning of November. There will be some new collages included this year.

Large 8¼” (21cm) x 5¾ “(15cm) @ £2.75 each Small 5¾ “(15cm) x 4”(10cm) @ £1.60 each Message in all cards reads:

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Tothill Street, Minster 01843 820 250 * Christmas & New Year Specials for Minster Residents * (availability for these offers is very limited) Do you have family or friends wishing to visit over the festive period but you know you don’t have a spare room? Then let us help: We are again offering accommodation @ £35.00 per room / per night for any number of nights during the period 15th to 30th December inclusive NEW YEARS EVE ONLY - SPECIAL OFFER @ just £49 per room To take advantage of either of these very special promotions, contact Anne (our booking coordinator) Tel : 01843 820 250 These offers are subject to availability and will qualify only on production of this advert. We also reserve the right to withdraw these offers at any time prior to booking (not available in conjunction with any other special offers)

AMBER’S ADVICE Imagination is more important than knowledge Knowledge is limited Imagination encircles the world (Albert Einstein)

TIGER’S TIP SAVE 8% By turning your heating down by one degree Centigrade all year you will save 8% of your yearly bill

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Minster Matters Editors this month Annabelle Fleming and Phoebe Bullard

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The 12 days of Christmas Every Christmas the whole school goes into the hall and sings the 12 days of Christmas loud and clear! Every class has a card with one of the things on the 12 days of Christmas it is so fun as it’s my last year me and my class are going to shout out are thingy loud and clear it is really fun and it is my favorite thing to do every school year! By Grace

Children in need 26th

On the of October the whole school participated children in need fun raising. IN TOTAL WE RAISED £1750 We all took part in a dance, thanks to our dance teacher Miss Harwood we succeeded successfully on raising that much money. It was a amazing and fun filled day although we did have some lesson’s ! During that week we made fancy head dresses and the boys made masks it was extremely fun but it was quit hard to actually make them.

Remembrance Day! Remembrance Day is the day when we remember those who have died in the war. The poppy is used as a symbol of this of day because this was the only living thing that survived one of the bloodiest battles in World War One in Belgium. Minster Primary CE school represent the day by having an assembly about it. We are incredibly serious about Remembrance Day and hold a two minute silence where everyone has the chance to remember what this day is for. Some of our pupils go around classrooms selling poppies throughout the week leading up to Remembrance Day. Here is a picture of one of our Journalists selling poppies.

Fireworks! WOW! What brilliant fireworks we have had this year, I think they were fire-tastic! All of those bright colours just amazing! The Christmas fair!! That will have to be the best firework display I’ve ever seen! The pfa are hosting a christmas fair. They are calling it the And I hope you enjoyed it to because I know I did. We would Christmas bazzar!! In the event, you have to sell your old like to say thanks to the British legion and the minster parish Christmas bits and bobs. council! By Georgina Graham By Grace


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Christmas Eve – Take a look Now friends, take a look at your Christmas cards, you will see our national bard. See our friend the Robin wears on his chest a heart, just about where the red feathers part, this tells us he is truly a pal. Both the Robin and his mate, yes boy or ‘gal’. Are adorned with this treasure, for us a great pleasure, always to see him in garden or lane. I thought once more my theory on the Robin, I would like to explain. The dictionary tells me the word for something seen contrary to the usual way. Like an upside down heart pattern, so to you I will say. The Robin wears an obcordate heart, for us all to see and share. Next time you see this bird, take time to pause and stare. This little feathered creature has a call besides his pretty song. Resembling the winding of a watch, I hear this as I walk along, without doubt, it tells me clearly, there is so much about the Robin we all enjoy dearly. Yvonne Chapman

All the staff at the Library wish the residents of Minster

a very Merry Christmas We look forward to seeing you in the New Year

Want to join Minster Brownies ?? We have spaces available We meet on a Monday from 5.30 – 7.00pm at the Salvation Army, Tothill Street, Minster Girls aged 7-10 years Please contact Sharon (Brown Owl) on 01843 834457 or 07891263900 We wear a uniform, have fun, play games, make things and have days out !!!

CLIFFSEND FUN CLUB Mother and Toddler Group Mondays 10.00am-12.00noon (term time only) Come along with your little ones and join in with singing, craft and play, in a safe environment for your children. £2.50 per family includes adult refreshments and toddler food. Ages birth - 5 years Mummies, Daddies, Grandparents, Carers all welcome Contact Kirsten on 01843 826365

THE SPORTSMAN 123 Sandwich Road, Cliffsend 01843 852547

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 Friday 30th Nov - Sadows @ 9pm Saturday 8th Dec - Mental Block @ 9pm Friday 14th Dec - Gentleman of Few @ 9pm A Special Charity Evening in aid of the Hospice on Sunday 16th Dec @ 7pm with Warrick Such an entertainer not to be missed Friday 28th Dec - Elvis live music @ 9pm Friday 4th Jan - Stormy King @ 9pm Friday 18th Jan - The brilliant Interseptors @ 9pm Home Cooked Food Available Wed - Sat Lunch 12.00-2.30 : Eve 6.00-9.00 Sunday Roasts 12.00-4.00 Also Fish & Chip takeaway available Christmas Party Menus Now Available We are so looking forward to our first Christmas at The Sportsman and we would like to wish all our friends old and new a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - Ronnie and Teresa

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Minster Matters St. Mary the Virgin, Minster Rev. Bob Coles, 821250 Sunday Services In DECEMBER & JANUARY 2nd December 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Gift Service 6.30pm: Advent Service of Light at St Nicholas 9th December 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Family Communion (CW) 16th December 9.00am: No Service this week 10.00am: 9 Lessons and Carols 23rd December 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Christingle followed by a short Communion Service 24th December 4.30pm: Christmas Special 11.30pm Midnight Mass Christmas Day 10.00am: Family Communion (CW) 30th December 10.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 6th January 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Family Praise

13th January 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Family Communion 20th January 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Morning Worship 27th January 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Holy Communion (CW)

St Mary Magdalene, Monkton Sunday Services In DECEMBER & JANUARY 2nd December 10.15am: Gift Service 9th December 10.15am: Holy Communion (BCP) 16th December 10.15am: Holy Communion at Methodists 23rd December 6.30pm: Carols by Candlelight Christmas Day 10.00am Holy Communion(CW) 30th December 10.15am: Holy Communion (CW) 6th January 10.15am: Holy Communion (CW) 13th January 10.15am: Holy Communion (BCP) 20thJanuary 10.15am: Holy Communion with the Methodists 27th January 10.15am: Morning Praise

Ss. Ethelbert & Gertrude Catholic Parish Ramsgate and Minster Rev Marcus Holden 592071 ramsgateandminster@gmail.com www.rc.net/southwark/ramsgate --------Parish Office: Ss 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 and each Sunday at 10.00am in Minster Abbey For other services in Minster please see Minster Abbey entry.

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.

Mid-week Services at St Mary’s Wednesdays at 10.30am Weddings at Minster Parish Church 20th October: Robert Bates and Sheila Lamb Joseph Jezzard and Lucy Reed

TRADITIONAL CHRISTINGLE Celebrating Jesus, the Light of the World Sunday 23rd December 10.00am St Mary’s Minster followed by a shortened Holy Communion

St Mary the Virgin: Minster

Christmas Eve at 4.30pm

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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 10.00am Family Worship 6.00pm Evening Worship For further details contact: Captains Bryn & Lyn Hargreaves 822308 or 825178 PLEASE WATCH NOTICEBOARDS FOR NEW PROGRAMMES IN 2013 e.g. Baby Signing Course &Baby Massage

Christmas Tuesday 11th December Please note change of date

3.30pm - 5.45pm PLEASE BOOK MEAL IN COMMUNITY SHOP

Family event to enjoy time together doing crafts, singing, story time and sharing a meal together

23rd December @ 6pm Christmas Day Family Service @ 10.30am Christmas Day Meal Contact Audrey Hards on 821792 to book your Christmas Lunch A Christian Curch & Registered Charity 214779 & in Scotland SC009359


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Events / Sports

MINSTER SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAIR Friday 7th December Minster Primary School 3.30pm until 5.00pm Visit By

WINE AND WISDOM EVENING

Father Christmas,

Minster School Choir & Bucking Rodeo Reindeer!

Saturday 8th December at the Old Schools 7.30pm

Tombola - BBQ - Bouncy Castle - Crafts Raffle - Sweets - Hoopla - Hook a Duck Tattoos - Cakes - Face Painting Teas, Coffees and Mince Pies - Candy Floss

Bring your own food and drink Tables of 8 - £5 per head

To Book Call Lynn on 821785 www.minsterplayhouse.co.uk MINSTER A.W. SPORTS PITCH

St Lucy‛s Christmas Fayre MINSTER ABBEY

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

In St Benedict‛s Room 9

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DECEMBER AT 11.15 A.M (Refreshments available in Bethany Room)

MINSTER VILLAGE HALL BOWLS GROUP

Short Mat Bowls Sessions for Dec/Jan 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

Tuesdays/Wednesdays

2nd

6pm to 9pm

Tues 4th

7pm to 10pm

9th

6pm to 9pm

Wed 12th

7pm to 10pm

Proceeds will go to

16th

6pm to 9pm

Tues 18th

7pm to 10pm

23rd

6pm to 9pm

Jan

Aid to the Church in Need

30th

6pm to 9pm

Tues 1st

7pm to 10pm

Jan 6th

6pm to 9pm

Wed 9th

7pm to 10pm

13th

6pm to 9pm

Tues 15th

7pm to 10pm

20th

6pm to 9pm

Tues 22nd

7pm to 10pm

27th

6pm to 9pm

Tues 29th

7pm to 10pm

to support their valuable work in the Middle East

Pay as you play - no membership fees

The Friendly Bowls Club Contact: 821447


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What’s On… Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Women’s Section NEXT MEETING Monday 10th December 7.30pm PARTY TIME With a Fashion Show by The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Monday 14th January 7.30pm A Poem Frosty Days & Cosy Nights Raffle prizes needed for all meetings For further information please contact Miriam Smith on 822589

MINSTER & MONKTON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLUB Royal British Legion Club Augustine Road Come and join us for a game of Bingo EVERY WED. 2.00pm - 4.00pm ALL MEMBERS & Bona-fide guests welcome Phone Pat - 822622 or Maureen - 823434

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT BY THE SNOWDOWN COLLIERY BAND Minster Village Hall Sunday 9th December - 2.00pm Entrance £3.00, children free Raffle, Tea and Biscuits Father Christmas may make an appearance

NEXT MEETING Wednesday 19th December Village Hall 7.30pm CHRISTMAS SOCIAL First meeting of the New Year Wednesday 16th January Village Hall 7.30pm Speaker Helen Basford will be speaking about Quex House Points competition “Three scones”

MINSTER-IN-THANET WI First Meeting of 2013 Tuesday 8th January Village Hall 7.30pm Regular WI Events in V/H Committee Room Every Tuesday - Darts - 2.00pm ‘til 4.00pm Coffee & Chat - 10.00am ‘til 12.00noon normally every 3rd Thursday of the month 20th December - 17th January All Welcome Games Evening - 7.30pm ‘til 10.00pm normally every 4th Wednesday 19th December - 23rd January

Tramps Supper Salvation Army, Tothill Street

PROCEEDS TO THE PILGRIMS HOSPICE

CHARITY CHRISTMAS DANCE Saturday 8th December Minster Village Hall 7.30 – 11.00pm Disco by "John" Tickets £6.00 please bring your own food and drinks PROCEEDS TO THE MINSTER SURGERY PROJECT

Contact 825178 or 822308 A Christian Curch & Registered Charity 214779 & in Scotland SC009359

MINSTER HEALTHY WALK

TRASH & TREASURE SALE St. Nicholas-at-Wade Church Saturday, 9th February 2013 10 am – 1 pm

Meets at Minster School on Thursday mornings (term time only) at 9.00am for a 9.15am start

MINSTER CHANGE RINGERS St Mary’s Church 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

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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MINSTER BOWLS CLUB Tel: 824082 or 825475 Would like to welcome new members, Beginners, Learners or Players Open all 12 months of the year, from 10.00am daily onwards SUMMER Roll ups, Club games, Local Friendly games League Matches and Club Competitions WINTER Short Mat bowling, Club games, Friendly games, Club competitions, East Kent SM League

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LIBRARY HOMEWORK CLUB 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

ST NICHOLAS ART GROUP

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Minster Matters IT WAS ON ITS MARKS AND NOW IT’S OFF TO A FLYING START…………… The volunteers on the Steering Group which will lead the production of a Parish Plan for Minster got together for their first meeting on Tuesday evening in the Neighbourhood Centre. The main aim of this inaugural meeting was to get to know each other and to begin to think about the issues which will lie ahead in the gathering of information and ideas from local people and businesses - when the real work starts. There was even a discussion on how to better engage the youngsters of the village i.e. by way of a twitter page! Jack Wybrow, the steering group’s youngest member, presented his thoughts on giving youngsters “something to do” In dealing with the official set-up business of the Group, John Shervington was elected its Chairman and Donna Morling-Grove from the Parish Council was appointed as Vice-Chairman. John said that “the village has preserved its identity and our aim will be to maintain that and improve it.” It was agreed that members of the group think about what questions should be put to the village by way of a questionnaire. This will be its next step and ideas will be brought to the next meeting to be held on Tuesday 15th January.

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